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Delft University of Technology designs language development toy for autistic children

... place against a specific object. The objects for example a table or a window are equipped with a small electronic device of a certain colour. If the children place a block against such an object, the block lights up in the same colour as the object and the child hears the word that corresponds to the name...

Genes and genius: Researchers confirm association between gene and intelligence

...rrectly to tell a story," Dick explains. "A simple example might be pictures of a child holding a vase, the vase broken to bits on the floor and the child crying. The person taking the test would have to put those pictures into an order that tells the story of how the child dropped the vase and broke it and ...

European launch of International Polar Year 2007-2008

...tion to International Polar Year is an outstanding example of how countries can work together in pursuit of extraordinary political, scientific and social outcomes that will be crucial for the next generation. At a time when climate change is being debated at the highest political levels, and its social an...

ICSU and WMO launch the largest polar research program in 50 years

...tural and social sciences. The IPY is an excellent example of strengthening international science for the benefit of society the mission of ICSU....

Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves

...he sea-floor or fish, is very difficult. It is for example clear that in the Larsen zone a major biodiversity shift will happen and the unique under-ice shelf system will disappear in this limited area, but we have to analyze carefully our raw data to provide, as a first step, a basis for such predictions. B...

What is wrong with intelligent design?

...d type of argument. Stephen Jay Gould's well-known example of a trait of this type is the panda's thumb. If a truly intelligent designer were responsible for the panda, Gould argues, it would have provided a more useful tool than the stubby proto-thumb that pandas use to laboriously strip bamboo in order to ...

Birds found to plan for the future

...rsity of Cambridge believe this is the first known example of future planning in animals. On alternate mornings eight jays were given breakfast in one compartment or refused breakfast in another, before being allowed free access to food the rest of the day. On the sixth day of the experiment they were sudd...

Do you hear what I see?

... improves if we can see the lips of the speakerfor example at a crowded cocktail party," he says. "However, currently it is not clear whether and how audio-visual interactions are specialized for the processing of communication signals. "The present study clearly shows where in the auditory system research...

Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage

...ymptoms." The paper's findings represent the first example of a natural, biological mechanism that produces new myelin in the adult brain and spinal cord and identifies prolactin as a potential therapeutic substance for future testing in people with MS. "Agents promoting remyelination will be beneficial n...

Cancer that colonizes our bodies

...To Robert C. von Borstel, cancer is a metaphorical example of the perfect invasion by a founder species. Like the first pregnant finch that landed on a deserted island in the Galapagos Archipelago, the first cancer cell in the human body has to undergo many mutations through many generations to establish its...

ALTRAN: Industry experts address technology challenges at Altran Innovation Conference

...rection. I call for specific action plan, like for example a special tax policy for talented researchers and experts." Mr du Chaisemartin also stated his company's support of the Competitiveness Council's commitment to increasing the level of investment in R&D in Europe whereby all benefit from innovation....

The last wild hunt -- Deep-sea fisheries scrape bottom of the sea

... Old Growth Fish Orange roughy are the classic example of boom and bust deep-sea fisheries. Previously known as slime heads, and discarded by fishing vessels as trash fish, they were renamed for marketing purposes. Fisheries often target them on continental slopes, mid-ocean ridges and seamounts, but the...

It's not easy being green

...to the way corn is grown -- using cover crops, for example -- can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released. Planting winter cover crops, such as rye grass, reduces nitrous oxide emissions and boosts levels of organic matter in the soil, which makes for more fertile soil. Harvesting the corn stalks o...

AAAS Panel -- Sustainable aquaculture critical to feed the world

...ility and used advances in pollution control as an example of effective fish farm management strategies. Dr. Ron Hardy with the University of Idaho highlighted promising advances in the reduction of fish meal and fish oil dependency. Panelists also called for continued research in increasing feed efficien...

'Smart' prosthetics: restoring independence to people with disabilities

...l device such as a computer or a wheelchair. One example of a BCI is BrainGate, the mind-to-movement system that got its start in the Donoghue laboratory at Brown. BrainGate consists of an implantable sensor and external processors that record and interpret brain signals from the motor cortex, turning the ...

Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...ational Journal called the site "a very promising example of what the Web can become easy to read and understand, short enough to be attractive." Larisa Epatko, news editor at the Online NewsHour, said the team "wanted to present information about the earthquake, its policy impacts and the regional fault l...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...l-color online edition will offer added value, for example chat rooms, teaching resources and blogging opportunities. In addition, Springer has committed up to $10,000 annually in grants and prizes for the best paper, the best lesson plan, etc. The journal, aimed at members of the educational, museum, and s...

How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

...t the social disruption of badger populations, for example by culling, is likely to promote disease spread." Data for the study came from an undisturbed high-density badger population in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, that has been intensively studied by ecologists for more than 15 years. The authors anal...

Putting an old drug to a new use

... blood pressure. "Our discovery is an excellent example of how the combination of basic research and the expertise of clinicians can yield results that are relevant to medicine and could ultimately benefit patients," says Matthias Hentze, Associate Director of EMBL and co-author of the study. "In the Mole...

Scientists clone mice from adult skin stem cells

...bryonic stem cells from the skin of a patient, for example an Alzheimer's patient, these embryonic stem cells might be used in the laboratory to enable scientists to generate neurons and study the neurodegenerative process....

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