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Article ID: 22644

The Power of Play: Game Markets Offer Serious Predictions

NEC Research Institute

Study finds that market games on the web can forecast future events, ranging from Oscar winners to the discovery of sub-atomic particles. (Science, 2-9-01)

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Article ID: 22579

How Plants Tell Which Way Is Up

North Carolina State University

After being knocked over by wind or hail, many plants quickly grow upward again. Scientists have discovered that oats and maize use a chemical, also present in the human brain, to "perceive" almost instantly that something is amiss -- and to bend upright.

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Article ID: 22573

Next Big Research Investment

University of Michigan

"My contention is that as the baby boomers get older and die off, we'll come to realize that the dominant national priority---and the dominant global priority---for the 21st century will be intellectual capital," says James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus and professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan. "Ideas are the key to the new economy, and educated people produce the ideas."

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Language Can Fuel, or Abate, Public Fears About Bioengineered Foods

North Carolina State University

Frankenfoods or miracle crops to help feed a hungry world? Your feelings about genetically modified foods depend, in good measure, on how their benefits and potential risks are explained to you, says Dr. Steven B. Katz of NC State University.

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Article ID: 22638

Scientists Unravel the Nature of Knots

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are watching simple knots untie themselves in order to gain a better understanding of how granular materials flow and how filamentary objects like DNA molecules tangle. (American Physical Society's Physical Review Letters, 2-21-01)

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Article ID: 22641

Conference on Evolution of Green Plants

Louisiana State University

An LSU researcher is one of five scientists who will present a symposium on the origins of plant life Feb. 16 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. PST at the conference for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The researchers will discuss their recently completed Deep Green project.

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Article ID: 22600

Galaxies and Black Holes

University of Michigan

Galaxies and black holes are so intimately connected that it is almost impossible to find one without the other, according to a University of Michigan astronomer.

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Article ID: 22635

The Sun Does a Flip

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA scientists who monitor the Sun say that our star's awesome magnetic field is flipping -- a sure sign that solar maximum is here.

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Researchers Work Hard to Save Hardwood

Purdue University

Purdue University researchers are using genetic research to save some of the most valuable trees in the world, and they are found in Indiana.

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Story Tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

HEALTH -- Obesity gene discovered. EXPLORATION -- Real-world survivors. MILITARY -- Not your father's tank. ENERGY -- Power to the people.

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