Magnificent flying machines

October 24, 2007

Pentavista Digital Imaging has a fantastic gallery of early flying machines, some dating back to 1856.

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Color photos dating back to the 1800’s

October 24, 2007

Look at these amazing photographs, color photography really isn’t that recent.

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What Exactly Is Montessori Education?

October 24, 2007

A look at the Montessori method of education that have resulted in successful alumni like Will Wright and both the Google founders.

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SAT Averages Decline to Lowest Scores in Years

October 24, 2007

The Class of 2007 posted the lowest SAT averages in several years, according to scores released this morning. Scores from the second year of an expanded, three-section college-entrance test declined by double digits in Maryland and the District, by five points in Virginia and by seven points…

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Quantum encryption sets long-distance record

October 24, 2007

A encrypted quantum key has been transmitted over a distance of 184.6 km, which is 50% further than the previous record of 122 km.

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Alcoholics Can’t Take Jokes, According to German Researchers.

October 24, 2007

“Problem drinkers often don’t know how to take a joke or understand a punchline. The researchers found a marked difference in the responses of the two groups, with less than 68 per cent of the alcoholics able to pick the right punchline, which the researchers said was option ‘d’, versus 92 per cent in the healthy control group.”

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Distance no worries for spooky particles

October 24, 2007

Scientists have used quantum physics to zap an encrypted message more than 140 kilometres between two Spanish islands.

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Bird flu survivors’ blood may hold key to cure

October 24, 2007

Blood donated by four survivors of bird flu seems to harbor a potent protection against the deadly virus.

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NASA Completes Key Review of Orion Spacecraft

October 24, 2007

NASA has established a requirements baseline for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, bringing America’s next human spacecraft a step closer to construction.

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Physicists protest changes to Education

October 24, 2007

Recent changes to the education system have caused physics teachers to revolt.

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