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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004

...he information using a variety of tools, including intelligent software agents, geospatial modeling, feature extraction and image and pattern recognition. This combined with ORNL's unparalleled LandScan population database provide national security personnel with a powerful system to safeguard the nation. Fundin...

Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence

...dy's 20 patients remain continent. "These are very intelligent cells," Dr. Frauscher said. "Not only do they stay where they are injected, but also they quickly form new muscle tissue and when the muscle mass reaches the appropriate size, the cell growth ceases automatically." Since the stem cells must be in co...

Spider silks, the ecological materials of tomorrow?

Spider silks could become the intelligent materials of the future, according to a review article published this month in the journal Microbial Cell Factories. The characteristics of spider silk could have applications in areas ranging from medicine to ballistics. The distinctive toughness of...

INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows

...acturing, materials processing, machine design and intelligent machines. His present emphasis is on turnkey, prototype robotic machine design, development and deployment. He has been a principal investigator on numerous INEEL projects and programs in welding research, welding automation, concurr...

Intelligence in men and women is a gray and white matter

...two different types of brains designed for equally intelligent behavior," said Richard Haier, professor of psychology in the Department of Pediatrics and longtime human intelligence researcher, who led the study with colleagues at UCI and the University of New Mexico. "In addition, by pinpointing these gender-ba...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2005

...ton noted that Orion builds on the lab's work with intelligent agents for the military, intelligence community and Department of Energy. Intelligent agents are software programs that scan the Internet, satellite images and electronic databases worldwide. The research, a collaborative effort between the Computati...

Bipedal bots to star at AAAS media briefing

...oard battery power," says Junku Yuh, NSF expert on intelligent systems, who also oversaw the research. "The Cornell team's passive mechanism helps greatly reduce the power requirement. Their work is very innovative." Representing fundamental developments in computer and mechanical control, the robots are helpin...

Heart failure wall stress drops 38% with moderate thyroid hormone therapy

... proper scientific basis on which to proceed in an intelligent manner," Gerdes said. Future animal studies also should try to demonstrate that TH treatment can actually reduce mortality in heart failure, since this is the most important question from a clinical standpoint, Gerdes said. An area where additi...

Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech

...eft angular gyrus. Fluent in English and otherwise intelligent and mentally lucid, the patients showed gross deficits in comprehending such common proverbs as "the grass is always greener on the other side" and "an empty vessel makes more noise." Asked to explain the sayings, the patients tended give responses ...

Scientific societies support teaching evolution

...concerned by President Bush's support for teaching intelligent design alongside evolution in K-12 science classes...animously passed a resolution critical of teaching intelligent design in public schools. The intelligent design/creationist movement has adopted the lamentable str...

SciFinder 2006 launches powerful new substance search capablities

...-and-click access to chemical information. The new intelligent research tool -- a client-server product for the desktop -- was an immediate hit with scientists, assisting them and other researchers worldwide with access to the multidisciplinary CAS databases. Today, tens of thousands of scientists at pharmaceut...

Ossur captures Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award for breakthrough RHEO KNEE

...EO KNEE, Ossur has launched the first artificially intelligent knee system having the ability to learn and adapt to its user's movements in real-time, resulting in a continually improved and optimised performance. "Based on over three years of intensive R&D, the RHEO KNEE is the first in a new generation of micr...

Ossur congratulates Hugh Herr on Popular Mechanics 2005 Breakthrough Leadership Award

...wards. The Rheo Knee is the first artificially intelligent knee system that has the ability to learn and adapt to its user's movements, resulting in continually improved and optimized performance. State-of-the-art bionic technology instantly adapts to real-world walking conditions. Through the use of a mic...

Electrical engineer works on personalizing medical treatment

...s a quantitative-plus-molecular equation, in which intelligent computing tools can play a major role. However, many difficulties need to be overcome before a molecular signature-based computer-aided diagnosis can be developed. Yet, prognosis and monitoring therapy are all among our future tasks," he said. "We ar...

University of Chicago to host conference on evolutionary developmental biology

...'s ardent popular debate surrounding evolution and intelligent design, this conference assembles world-renown scientists of diverse intellectual interests, including not only basic and medical scientists, but also scholars who examine the history of science and the philosophy of its practice. "Considering rece...

New book explains how evolution really works, rebuts intelligent design

...ich is now under intense scrutiny by proponents of intelligent design: where do the big jumps come from in evolution? Kirschner, HMS professor and chair of the Dept. of SystemsBiology, and Gerhart show that newly discovered molecular properties of organisms facilitate evolution. The origin of novelty, the devel...

Grants to fund research on preparing for bioterrorist attack

...co-director of the new immune modeling center. "An intelligent terrorist will likely design pathogens that evade the immune system, or impair it long enough so that carriers have more time to pass it on to others. The right computer model can provide a precise, hands-on way of measuring just how good our theorie...

From intelligent cars to the prevention of heart attacks

...hese will cover a wide variety of topics including intelligent safety systems for cars, non-governmental governan...ine perception, which could serve as the basis for intelligent automatic action. For example, vehicles could be made capable of correctly assessing a complex traff...

HHMI and Science partner to improve science education

...earch and global climate change to the teaching of intelligent design in our schools?" The journal has issued a call for submissions for the new section. Articles should be less than 2,000 words in length and should represent content not previously published. Manuscripts can be submitted online at http://www.s...

Scientists narrow the time limits for the human and chimpanzee split

...ing -- in a more general sense -- the evolution of intelligent life." Walker, a paleoanthropologist and Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology and Biology at Penn State, has discovered and studied fossil hominids and other primate species that pertain to the question of the human-chimp divergence. "Whil...

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