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Studying ACh In Rats
2013-01-24 18:51:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist, was instrumental in the formation of the school of study of conditioned response. His work, spanning some 40 years, has pervaded the public consciousness ever since. We are all, in one way or another, unwitting participants in his research. For instance, who among us doesn´t jump up to grab our mobile phone when it dings at us, signaling an incoming text message or e-mail?...

2013-01-20 23:01:44

Mideast and North Africa are emerging as a key R&D hub for algae based products with cutting edge research and technology projects in Qatar, Abu Dhabi University, Masdar Institute, University of Mansoura Egypt, and Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research. Centre for Management Technology´s Algae World MENA Summit in Dubai on February 25-27 will see the largest congregation of global algae experts analyze and assess the future growth of Middle East algae industry. Dubai, UAE (PRWEB)...

2013-01-11 11:37:04

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position...

Robot Spheres Compete In Zero Gravity
2013-01-10 07:47:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On the International Space Station this Friday, January 11, a squadron of mini satellites will wake up to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Space enthusiasts can watch a live broadcast as teams make the droids compete in a space game called RetroSpheres. The students have been running their code in a virtual world until this point, but the high school finals will be held this Friday using the real thing: robotic...

Too Many Universities Not Requiring Important Physical Education
2013-01-07 13:13:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It wasn´t long ago that I strolled into a very daunting room filled with machines and contraptions that confounded and intimidated me. This sense of being lost at sea was only added to by the ease and skill with which I saw others navigating the room. As it turns out, according to a new study out of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, my experience was far from unique. At my university, our workout facility was...


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