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New Jersey Institute of Technology professor to develop supersized virtual library
...er test and develop the software. Holdings in the virtual
mega library will include the home library's on-line catalog, databases and electronic special collections. Also available will be the National Science Digital Library's on-line educational resource network, the Science@NASA educational digital libr...
Rutgers is on the 'NIH Roadmap'
...eases, such as cancer and metabolic disorders. The virtual
Computational Center for Biomolecular Complexes, a multicenter research initiative, is receiving a $1.85 million NIH Roadmap in funding to support this work. The center brings together scientists from a variety of fields and involves collaborators fr...
Evidence that learning is consolidated during sleep
...d learned to navigate through a computer-generated virtual
town have discovered evidence that spatial memorie...cess by asking volunteers to learn the layout of a virtual
town that the researchers adapted from a popular computer game. They then tested the subjects on the...
Mapping the underwater world in 3-D
...ill map extensive areas of the sea bed to create a virtual
reality image, allowing scientists to walk the sea bed from the laboratory. It features novel 3-D methods to map the seabed, addressing risks in terms of marine security, the environment and health and safety. Dr Chris Wooldridge, Project Co-ordina...
Grid expectations for networked computing: From global Earth monitoring to black hole detection
... such groups to perform 'e-collaboration': forming virtual
organisations able to remotely work together, sharing data, tools and resources. A two-day workshop at ESA's centre in Italy this week covered scientific and also industrial Grid computing applications, highlighting current systems as well as the li...
Dartmouth Medical School lab blends DNA and technology to aid in crime-solving
...ffice on Violence Against Women. IML will develop virtual
computer-based training programs to educate person...ffice on Violence Against Women. IML will develop virtual
computer-based training programs to educate personnel in the criminal justice system on the collecti...
Physics team puts new twist on spin hall effect
...riguing ramifications, the theory disappeared into virtual
obscurity until 1999, when it was rediscovered and further elaborated. Four years later, two independent teams, one including Sinova and Jungwirth, proposed a novel mechanism called the intrinsic spin Hall effect in which similar magnetization occur...
From Mars to Maryland: 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting spotlights
... is available to registered reporters via the AAAS virtual
newsroom online at EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org . HISTORY: The first AAAS Annual Meeting took place in 1848 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Past meetings have featured such notables U.S. Presidents George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton; Microsoft's ...
FSU anthropologist leads incredible journey through 'hobbit' brain
... international team of scientists on an incredible virtual
journey through the tiny brain of an 18,000 year-old hobbit-sized human. What they found has upended conventional evolutionary wisdom on the relationship of brain size to intelligence. Findings from "The Brain of LB1, Homo Floresiensis" appear in the...
'Hobbit' fossil likely represents new branch on human family tree
...ientists then used the scanning results to produce virtual
endocasts--three dimensional computerized represen... also found little similarity to the Hobbit in the virtual
endocast produced from the pygmy skull. In addition to studying brain shapes, researchers conducted ...
New 6m biocentre to revolutionise the production of safer medicines
...ntial to allow pharmaceutical companies to perform virtual
trials of any medicine on any living organism. "48% of genes in yeast are very similar to genes in humans. If we can understand how drugs react with yeast we can predict their reactions in humans too. This will allow pharmaceutical companies to devel...
CyberWalk - unconstrained walking in virtual worlds
...latform which will allow unconstrained movement in virtual
worlds is the goal of the CyberWalk project, initi...cal sites or help improve training for athletes in virtual
environments. The CyberWalk project is supported by the European Union with 1.7 million Euro for the...
Six previously blind patients detect light, motion, identify objects with retinal prostheses
...020, that figure is expected to double, creating a virtual
vision-loss epidemic. Both AMD and RP destroy vision by annihilating the retinal cells that allow light to be translated into recognizable images. Second Sight's intraocular retinal prosthesis is taking the first step to replacing those cells with it...
Scientists take aim at virulent bacteria by decoding machinery of key control enzyme
...n to continue their research using structure-based virtual
screening techniques and high throughput equipment to screen for potential inhibitor compounds against the Dam enzyme....
New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies
...thods; case study-based learning; web-based tools; virtual
laboratories; visualization methods; and more. In addition to Ron Ulseth's program in Minnesota, some specific innovative U.S. undergraduate education efforts cited in the NSF-AAAS Invention and Impact report include the following projects: PEER...
Scientists create digital bacteria to forge advances in biomedical research
...ery 11 years. Each digital cell in AgentCell is a virtual
Escherichia coli, a single-celled bacterium, which is equipped with all the virtual
components necessary to search for food. These digital E. coli contain their own chemotaxis system, ...
Imaging goes 3-D: 'exquisite' PET/CT image captures SNM's 2005 Image of the Year
...r technology advances, imaging modalities--such as virtual
CT colonography and bronchoscopy--will propagate, ...cture of organs and tissues in the body. Although virtual
bronchoscopies and virtual
colonographies are already available, they do not provide the important f...
Duke professor to lead $300 million NIH center for HIV vaccine research
...mendations of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, a virtual
consortium endorsed by world leaders at a G-8 summit in June 2004. The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise was originally proposed by NIAID director Anthony Fauci, Haynes, Richard Klausner, executive director of the global health program for the Gates Foun...
California Institute researchers unveil computer graphics innovations at SIGGRAPH
...d a mobile graphical device. A tablet PC acts as a virtual
raft that can carry animated agents between "iLands" screens of PCs where the animated characters originate. The project features innovations in heterogeneous computer graphics, tangible human-computer interaction, interactive animated characters, a...
Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice
... may be sufficient to restore movement even in the virtual
absence of dopamine neurotransmission," she added. Amphetamines might reverse the animal's symptoms through their effects on a different group of receptors called trace amine receptors, the researchers suggested. Recent evidence showed that amphetami...
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