澳门金沙游戏平台网址:Today on New Scientist: 14 September 2009


This is a digest of the stories posted to newscientist.com from 6pm Friday until 6pm today. We’re running it as an experiment. Did you find it useful? Do you have suggestions about how we can make it better? Let us know. Thanks for your comments so far: we’re taking notes. Electronics ‘missing link’ united with rest of the family The team behind the memristor has upgraded a standard chip with the recently discovered components, raising the prospect of brain-like hardware able to learn Better world: End the pillaging of the high seas We must put a stop to the free-for-all out on the oceans to have any chance of saving their riches from the ravages of climate change Review: The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins Creationists won’t be wooed by logic, however eloquent, and they certainly won’t be swayed by condescension, says Randy Olson Jupiter had brief encounter with icy companion For 12 years in the middle of the last century, the giant planet drew a passing comet into orbit before letting it go again Pfizer to pay huge fine for improper drug promotion The pharmaceutical giant will pay $2.3 billion to settle charges of improper drug promotion – but will it change anything? Norm Borlaug: the man who fed the world The leader of the green revolution, in which improved irrigation, fertilisers and disease-resistant crops saved countless lives, has died Antarctica’s hidden plumbing revealed The first complete map of the lakes beneath Antarctica suggests the icy continent’s secret water network is more active than we thought Better world: Learn to love genetic engineering The technology environmentalists love to hate really could play a big role in saving the planet Space robot 2.0: Smarter than the average rover Wanted: intrepid individuals to explore new worlds. Must be able to work unsupervised. Humans need not apply Master gene creates armies of natural-born killers A gene has been discovered that allows the body to make cells which are the lynchpin of the immune system Better world: Tax carbon and give the money to the people Goods should be taxed to reflect the damage they do to the planet, with revenues redistributed to society Climate change depresses beer drinkers The quality of hops is falling because of rising temperatures Olympians should be screened for silent heart problems Studies carried out for the International Olympic Committee suggest athletes be screened for potentially lethal heart conditions Better world: Find out if we can cool the planet We need to do our homework rather than simply assume geoengineering can stave off disaster Plot and graphics not paramount in videogame success Storylines and state-of-the-art graphics may matter less than getting the price right when it comes to designing a hit Smart implants may alleviate neurological conditions As initial trials of implants to treat epilepsy come to an end, researchers are asking if brain activity data could be used to treat a variety of other conditions Mock lunar landers set to compete for $1 million prize Beginning this weekend,
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