Keep them shut. Researchers find a nap is the surest way to retain information
By Gregory Mone
Posted 02.01.2008 at 1:53 pm 0 Comments
Nap: Gregory Mone
Next time you're caught napping in your cube, or some little hideaway in your office, just cite the work of Harvard Medical School scientist Matthew Tucker and his colleagues, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Sleep, then tell your colleague or boss to scurry away.
By Simone de Schipper
Posted 01.18.2002 at 8:34 pm 1 Comment
Although they may have other talents, few astronauts are much good at sleeping in space. NASA researchers have been studying the problem by hooking up space shuttle crews to all sorts of sleep-monitoring devices. The mystery remains unsolved, but one surprising discovery has been made: There's virtually no snoring in space.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.