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Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

Human memory, the ability to recall vivid mental images of past experiences, has been studied extensively for more than a hundred years. But until recently, there's been surprisingly little research into cognitive processes underlying another form of mental time travel -- the ability to clearly imagine or "see" oneself participating in a future event.


Giant Sauropod dinosaur found in Spain

Fossils of a giant Sauropod, found in Teruel Spain, reveal that Europe was home to giant dinosaurs in the Late Jurassic period -- about 150 million years ago. Giant dinosaurs have previously been found mainly in the New World and Africa.


Tests Show Egypt's King Tut Died of Leg, Not Head, Injury

Egypt's boy king Tutankhamun probably died of an infection caused by a broken leg and not a blow to the head as commonly believed. The finding was reached by an international team of scientists that performed a CT scan of the 3,000-year-old mummy.


Snake-like robot and steady-hand system could assist surgeons

Drawing on advances in robotics and computer technology, Johns Hopkins University researchers are designing new high-tech medical tools to equip the operating room of the future. These systems and instruments could someday help doctors treat patients more safely and effectively and allow them to perform surgical tasks that are nearly impossible today.


Americans Begin Debate on US Nuclear Weapons Program

A debate is beginning to take shape once again in the United States between supporters and opponents of nuclear weapons. In the 1990s, following the end of the Cold War, many Americans questioned whether the United States even needed nuclear weapons. This time, the discussion is being driven by the Department of Energy's proposal for a multi-billion dollar, multi-year process to upgrade facilities that store, develop and assemble nuclear weapons.


A Reason Why Video Games are Hard to Give Up

Kids and adults will stay glued to video games this holiday season because the fun of playing actually is rooted in fulfilling their basic psychological needs.


How does a zebrafish grow a new tail?

If a zebrafish loses a chunk of its tail fin, it'll grow back within a week. Like lizards, newts, and frogs, a zebrafish can replace surprisingly complex body parts. A tail fin, for example, has many different types of cells and is a very intricate structure. It is the fish version of an arm or leg.


SharePoint 2007 New Feature Overview

Sharepoint 2007 is in Beta 2 now and is projected to be released at the beginning of the year but now is the time to start looking at the new features that SharePoint 2007 and WSS V3.0 will contain.


How your brain helps you become a wine expert

You don't need to sign up for pricey wine appreciation classes to parse the subtle difference between the black cherry bouquet of a pinot noir and the black currant scent of a cabernet sauvignon. Just pour yourself a couple glasses and sniff. Your brain will quickly help you become a modest oenophile. It's up to you if you want to drink the lesson plan.


Physicists explore Strange Matter Hypothesis

According to the "Strange Matter Hypothesis," which gained popularity in the paranormal 1980's, nuclear matter, too, can be strange. The hypothesis suggests that small conglomerations of quarks, the infinitesimally tiny particles that attract by a strong nuclear force to form neutrons and protons in atoms, are the true ground state of matter.


Developing our brightest minds

Who will be the next Albert Einstein" The next Stephen Hawking" A new report from Vanderbilt University reveals the complex mix of factors that create these intellectual leaders: cognitive abilities, educational opportunities, investigative interests and old-fashioned hard work.


Ho! Ho! Huh? Binghamton University researchers measure holiday spirit

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without the decorations. From a single wreath or child’s picture of Santa taped to a window, to displays so elaborate that they can almost be seen from outer space, the festive season seems to spur the need to express the holiday spirit to our neighbors in addition to our closest kin. But neighborhoods also vary in the vigor of their holiday displays, as anyone who tours the streets of their town or city can attest.


'In Vivo' Rather Than `In Vitro'

A new technique of assisted reproductive technology opens promising new prospects by returning to a solution which is closer to the natural process: fertilization and embryonic development take place in vivo (within a capsule in the future mother's uterus) rather than in vitro (in a test tube).


Your buddy in the sky -- New system will improve interaction between autopilots and pilots

A prototype flight computer has been designed and evaluated which will improve the interaction between an aircraft’s autopilot and pilot.


New system solves the 'who is J. Smith' puzzle

Penn State researchers have developed an automated system that can determine which "J. Smith" is authoring papers on computer science—the one who teaches at Penn State or the one who teaches at M.I.T—as well as whether "J. Smith" is John Smith, Jane Smith, Joanna L. Smith or James H. Smith.