Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Contraceptive pill influences partner choice
The contraceptive pill may disrupt women’s natural ability to choose a partner genetically dissimilar to themselves, research at the University of Liverpool has found.

Public Release: 12-Aug-2008
Towards zero training for brain-computer interfacing
While invasive electrode recordings in humans show long-term promise, noninvasive techniques can also provide effective brain-computer interfacing and localization of motor activity in the brain for paralyzed patients with significantly reduced risks and costs as well as novel applications for healthy users. However, two issues hamper the ease of use of BCI systems based on noninvasive recording techniques, such as electroencephalography.
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Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
International Society for Asphalt Pavements
Alternative energy hits the road
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has found a way to use asphalt’s heat-soaking property for an alternative energy source by developing a solar collector that could turn roads and parking lots into ubiquitous — and inexpensive sources of electricity and hot water. The research will be presented at the annual symposium of the International Society for Asphalt Pavements in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008.


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