The proceedings of the conference began in the auditorium of the Sarasvati Bhuvan Educational society’s science college, where all the sessions of the event were held on November 14th and 15th 2009. Three senior editors from Kalkion were present at the event, thus marking the strongest presence of the new online Science Fiction website at any event.
A University of Winnipeg team from Applied Computer Science consisting of Faculty member Simon Liao and Adjunct Professor Michael Zhang, with Bin Huang and Francis Lin, earned the cash prize of $5,000 for the White Board Challenge on the eve of Wednesday, November 19.
Advances in computerized modeling and prediction of group behavior, together with improvements in video game graphics, are making possible virtual worlds in which defense analysts can explore and predict results of many different possible military and policy actions, say computer science researchers at the University of Maryland in a commentary published in the November 27 issue of the journal "Science."
James Cameron’s epic adventure AVATAR will take moviegoers to a world never before experienced, so it’s only fitting that the film is getting a “next generation” movie trailer.
The dynamic interactive experience will be available for download beginning November 24 via the film’s official movie site and social network profiles on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, as well as through the Adobe.com website.
"Pollen" is a unique combination of science fiction and science truth. (This is from one of my reviews from a college student in environmental studies.) She said my book was "Groundbreaking -- unlike anything she has read before." -- and one more -- The greatest war of all time has begun. The war is between those who want to save our planet for future generations and those who will drain its resources until it is dead.
You know you're in trouble when you get a wake-up call from outer space.
After more than a year of repairs, the Large Hadron Collider located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland came back on track this past weekend to create high-energy particle collisions that may yield extraordinary insights into the nature of the physical universe.
Researchers from Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York have confirmed that Homo floresiensis is a genuine ancient human species and not a descendant of healthy humans dwarfed by disease. Using statistical analysis on skeletal remains of a well-preserved female specimen, researchers determined the "hobbit" to be a distinct species and not a genetically flawed version of modern humans. Details of the study appear in the December issue of Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society, published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Despite advances in treatment regimens and the best efforts of nurses and doctors, about 70% of all people with severe burns die from related infections. But a revolutionary new wound dressing developed at Tel Aviv University could cut that number dramatically.
With a bit of leverage, Cornell researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometers. That's enough to completely switch the optical properties of the structure from opaque to transparent.
NASA and Microsoft have collaborated to create a Web site where Internet users can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mars. Drawing on observations from NASA's Mars missions, the "Be a Martian" Web site will enable the public to participate as citizen scientists to improve Martian maps, take part in research tasks, and assist Mars science teams studying data about the Red Planet.
Preliminary data from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon.
This spectacular image of our home planet was captured by the OSIRIS instrument on ESA's Rosetta comet chaser earlier today as the spacecraft approached Earth for the third and final swingby. This morning, mission controllers confirmed that ESA’s comet chaser Rosetta had swung by Earth at 8:45 CET as planned, skimming past our planet to pick up a gravitational boost for an epic journey to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014.
The concept of altruism has long been debated in philosophical circles, and more recently, evolutionary biologists have joined the debate. From the perspective of natural selection, altruism may have evolved because any action that improves the likelihood of a relative's survival and reproduction increases the chance of an individual's DNA being passed on.
"For almost 10 years we have tried to find out what distinguishes stars with planetary systems from their barren cousins," says Garik Israelian, lead author of a paper appearing this week in the journal Nature. "We have now found that the amount of lithium in Sun-like stars depends on whether or not they have planets."