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2010-07-30 14:54:20

The neurological responses caused by observing somebody else playing a game have been uncovered. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience found differing responses for neutral observers, compared to those who wished the player to fail and those who wanted to see the player succeed. Thomas Mnte worked with a team of researchers from Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, and the University of Barcelona, Spain; to carry out the tests on people observing a...

2009-07-15 10:17:34

 In his discussion of accelerated motion on page 60 of The Meaning of Relativity, Albert Einstein made an approximation that allowed him to develop the theory of relativity further. Einstein apparently never had the opportunity to check his original approximation. Now, a University of Missouri physicist has uncovered some clues about the basis of Einstein's theories and presented a more general approximation, which may better link quantum physics with classical physics."Einstein's...

2009-06-16 13:36:00

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Noldus Information Technology announced the release of The Observer(R) XT 9.0, the latest in behavioral research software. Along with this release, Noldus announced the launch of Pocket Observer 3.0. It allows you to perform behavioral coding on a handheld computer, making on-site research easy. With a 20 year track record and citations in more than 2000 scientific publications, The Observer XT is considered the gold-standard of software for...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Staff WriterComment on this story, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 27--Singer-songwriter Joshua James' music doesn't sound made so much as conjured, although even that word implies more calculation than seems to be involved. "The Sun Is Always Brighter" (Intelligent Noise Records) feels as if it just spontaneously manifested itself, setting James' dry, plain-spoken croon over breezy pub-rock arrangements that sound as natural as wind whipping across a dark landscape in James'...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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