Research - page 54

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Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd

March 31, 2014

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Children learn aggressive ways of thinking and behaving from violent video games

According to a new study by Iowa State University researchers, children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or

March 25, 2014

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Compelling research reveals these 3 techniques to increase your personal power

Most of us have had days when didn't think we'd have the energy to get through it all. On these days, simple feats like walking up a flight of stairs can be a total drag. It's easy to assume if your physical strength and energy isn't up to snuff that

March 23, 2014

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Superconducting properties of graphene discovered

SLAC, Stanford study identifies long-sought path toward engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make

March 22, 2014

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How to block nearly all the mercury in your diet using common, everyday foods

As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing (see explanatory videos here), I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and

March 18, 2014

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High-tech materials purify water with sunlight

Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists combined several high-tech components to make an easy-to-use water purifier that could

March 17, 2014

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2011 Oklahoma human induced earthquake may have triggered larger quake - study

In a new study involving researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists observed that a human-induced magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Prague, Oklahoma in November 2011 may have triggered the larger M 5.7 earthquake less than a day later.  This research

March 13, 2014

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Airborne radar demonstrates ability to foresee sinkholes

New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, that year. The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from

March 08, 2014

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Hubble telescope witnesses asteroid's mysterious disintegration

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces. Fragile comets, comprised of ice and dust, have been seen falling apart as they near the sun, but nothing like this has ever before been

March 07, 2014

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Research tests range of electrical frequencies that help heal chronic wounds

Naturally occurring electricity in our cells is key to how our bodies function, and that includes the healing of wounds. And externally applied low-amplitude electric fields have been shown to help hard-to-heal chronic wounds, like those associated with diabetes,

March 05, 2014

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Turning algae into crude oil in less than an hour

It is known that algae-based biofuel most closely resembles the composition of the crude oil that gets pumped out from beneath the sea bed but now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland,

March 05, 2014

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Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae

Researchers at the UCL studying details of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) have noticed that those eruptions have a surprising twin in the depths of space: the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which lie 6500 light-years away and are millions of

February 21, 2014

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No increase in global temperature variability despite changing regional patterns, study

In a paper published in Nature several months ago, Huntingford et al. (2013) write "there is considerable interest in determining whether global warming is increasing climate variability," due to the concerns of some scientists that an increase in

February 21, 2014

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Peru's Manu National Park sets new biodiversity record

Park and buffer zone host 287 species of reptiles and amphibians, the highest number anywhere. Peru's treasured Manu National Park is the world's top biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians, according to a new survey published last week by

February 21, 2014

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Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle

In a recent early online edition of Nature Chemistry, ASU scientists, along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, have reported advances toward perfecting a functional artificial leaf. Designing an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert

February 19, 2014

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Increase in Arctic cyclones linked to climate change, new study shows

Winter in the Arctic is not only cold and dark, it is also storm season when hurricane-like cyclones traverse the northern waters from Iceland to Alaska. These cyclones are characterized by strong localized drops in sea level pressure, and as Arctic-wide decreases in

February 19, 2014

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Rewriting the text books: Scientists crack open 'black box' of development

We know much about how embryos develop, but one key stage – implantation – has remained a mystery. Now, scientists from Cambridge have discovered a way to study and film this 'black box' of development. Their results – which will lead to the

February 15, 2014