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Dyslexia Seen In Brain Scans Pre-K
2013-08-14 11:27:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dyslexia is typically diagnosed when a child is 7 or 8 years old, but new research from MIT could help identify kids at-risk for the reading disorder before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings. Using advanced brain imaging technology, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a connection between poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners and the size of a brain structure called the arcuate fasciculus,...

Roomba Inventor Praised By MIT For Robotics Research
2013-08-12 12:46:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rodney Brooks first made a name for himself in the field of robotics in the 1990s when the first Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner rolled onto American carpets. Brooks, a professor emeritus at MIT, co-founded iRobot, the company which built the Roomba and other helpful robots. Last September Brooks unveiled his latest creation, Baxter, a two-armed bot with an LCD face meant to be easily programmed and work alongside humans in...

2013-08-06 23:26:21

Dr. Hauser receives the Buck Weaver Award, which honors scholars and practitioners in marketing science Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Applied Marketing Science, Inc. (AMS), a leading-edge market research and consulting firm, is proud to announce that its co-founder, John Hauser, recently received the Eleventh Annual Buck Weaver Award for Marketing at the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The award is given by the INFORMS Society of Marketing...

Brain's Long-Term Reward System Relies On Dopamine
2013-08-05 10:15:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From driving across country to graduating from college, long-term goals are often difficult to stay focused on when an immediate reward isn't within sight. A team of researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle and MIT has recently discovered new details on how the brain is able to stay focused until these long-term goals are achieved, according to a report in the journal Nature. The joint team's research builds on...

2013-07-29 16:42:20

MIT researchers expand the range of quantum behaviors that can be replicated in fluidic systems, offering a new perspective on wave-particle duality In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory. According to de Broglie, moving particles — such as electrons, or the photons in a beam of light — are borne along on...

2013-07-26 11:53:44

Study finds behavior of the turbulent flow of superfluids is opposite that of ordinary fluids A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension. The physics underlying these materials — which appear to defy the conventional laws of physics — has fascinated scientists for decades. Think of the assassin T-1000 in the movie "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"...

False Memories Implanted In Mice
2013-07-26 05:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers exploring the phenomenon of false memory have taken a page out of science fiction, successfully demonstrating that fake recollections could be implanted into the brains of mice. The study, which appears in Thursday's edition of the journal Science, might sound like something out of a Philip K. Dick short story or a Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but it has serious real-world implications, especially in the criminal justice...

Mussels Help Create Artificial Tendons
2013-07-24 11:54:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have discovered precisely why mussels are able to stick to slick surfaces so well, even when faced with stiff currents and rocking waves. And beyond unraveling one more of nature's little secrets, the researchers believe they can use this information to help repair human tendons. Mussels use filaments called byssus threads to adhere to piers, rocks and more. These byssus threads allow the mussels to stray out a...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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