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August 27, 2014

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3:14 PM | Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes […]
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3:13 PM | Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut
People and institutions who are marginal members of a high-status […]
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3:11 PM | Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot
New research findings from a study of 634 couples found […]
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2:07 PM | Nearly Wordless Wednesday
For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the main site.For more of my photos, see Flickr.
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2:00 PM | Nomadic plastics
Bottles, bags, toys, clothes, prostheses… plastic is everywhere. Its global production has reached the quantity of 288,000,000 tonnes in 2012. Day to day and […] Read more The post Nomadic plastics appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Cellulose conversion to starch, a promising strategy for future global food demand Are we really prepared for bioplastics? Giant squids: keeping an eye on the enemy
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12:49 PM | Chimp Intelligence ‘Runs In Families,’ Environment Less Important
A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while […]
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12:48 PM | Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
Quest for elusive bugs spurred primate tool use, problem-solving skills […]
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12:44 PM | Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more […]
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12:43 PM | Coal’s continued dominance of global industrialization must be made more vivid in climate change accounting
The world’s accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the […]
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12:41 PM | Is proposed college rating systems unfair to low-income, minority students?
In an effort to address recent accountability and financial aid […]
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12:40 PM | The thunder god vine, assisted by nanotechnology, could shake up future cancer treatment
Targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma using nanotechnology.
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12:39 PM | Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of […]
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12:38 PM | Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD
Fragmented REM sleep may hinder effective treatment of mental health […]
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10:54 AM | Graphene reinvents the future
For many scientists, the discovery of one-atom-thick sheets of graphene is hugely significant, something with the potential to affect just about every aspect of human activity and endeavour.
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10:50 AM | New DARPA 'Atoms to Product' program seeks to develop advanced nanotechnology
New program also seeks to develop revolutionary miniaturization and assembly methods that would work at scales 100,000 times smaller than current state-of-the-art technology.
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9:27 AM | Optical microscope technique confirmed as valid 3D nano-measurement tool (w/video)
Recent experiments have confirmed that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional (3D) shape of objects at nanometer-scale resolution - far below the normal resolution limit for optical microscopy.
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9:00 AM | RHIC rivela evidenze indirette di ‘barioni strani ultra pesanti’
A seguito di un recente esperimento realizzato presso il RHIC del Brookhaven National Laboratory, un gruppo di ricercatori ha trovato alcuni indizi relativi ad una particella misteriosa che è stata a lungo ipotizzata e che però non è mai stata rivelata. Finora, queste particelle elusive, denominate “barioni strani ultra pesanti”, non sono stati mai osservati […]
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8:11 AM | Researchers film protein quake for the first time
One of nature's mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun's rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis is that the light-absorbing proteins in the plant's blades quickly dissipate the energy throughout the entire protein molecule through so-called protein quakes. Researchers have now managed to successfully 'film' this process.
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8:00 AM | That’s So Hot
Finally got my FLIR One thermal-IR camera working (the issue was with the phone to which it’s attached), and it’s amazing. This is my kitchen sink, with a bowl full of room-temperature water in it, along with some utensils, and the water on hot, aimed so it hits the basin rather than going straight into [...]
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6:00 AM | DES inizia per la seconda survey del cielo sud
Dopo gli ottimi risultati già ottenuti nel corso della sua prima stagione, è già iniziato il secondo anno della missione spaziale denominata Dark Energy Survey (DES), che avrà come obiettivo la survey del cielo meridionale con una accuratezza senza precedenti. Grazie alla risoluzione di 570 megapixel della Dark Energy Camera (DECAM), montata presso il telescopio Victor M. Blanco […]
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5:30 AM | Cubic cluster chills out
Gadolinium-based material that can be cooled by varying a magnetic field may be useful for cooling low-temperature sensors.
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5:25 AM | Magnetic memories on the right track
An investigation into switching characteristics provides new criteria for achieving faster switching of magnetic memories.
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2:00 AM | The Cold Spot is not particularly cold
(and it probably isn't explained by a supervoid; although it is still anomalous)In the cosmic microwave background (CMB) there is a thing that cosmologists call "The Cold Spot". However, I'm going to try to argue that its name is perhaps a little, well, wrong. This is because it isn't actually very cold. Although, it is definitely notably spotty.That's the cold spot. It even has its own Wikipedia page (which really does need updated).Why care about a cold spot? This spot has become a thing to […]
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1:58 AM | Government Graphics Galore; How much of our tax dollars are going towards science?
Click to expand: A taste of what is to come...This graphic offers an international comparison of the percent of their GDP that countries invest in the defense and non-defense categories of their R&D budgets. As someone who's salary is coming directly from the National Science Foundation (NSF), I am a fan of the government dollars. This also means I'm a little fed up with Congress' love of cutting funding for the sciences. In the aftermath of the sequester, and the […]

August 26, 2014

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9:40 PM | Shameless promotion Dept.
The blog 3 Quarks Daily is running a contest for the […]
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9:00 PM | To have a sound mind, a brain needs a body
Replicating human intelligence in robots requires the right materials for brain-body-environment interactions.
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8:37 PM | Woodpecker Bodies Cushion Collision Impact On Bird Brains
Originally published: Aug 25 2014 - 10:30am, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Katharine Gammon, Contributor(Inside Science) -- Woodpeckers are some of the most industrious birds in nature. Their intense tapping -- all an elaborate effort to procure food -- can happen as rapidly as 20 pecks per second, with each strike transmitting a seemingly brain-rattling force of up to 1,200 times the force of gravity at Earth's surface.Yet, despite those repetitive impacts, woodpeckers typically show none of […]
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8:32 PM | The Stars Beyond
How the ruins of ancient galaxies inhabit the outer reaches of our Milky Way.Continue reading on Medium »
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8:13 PM | To have a sound mind, a brain needs a body
ContextTechnology,Neuroscience,Computing by Tom Siegfried 5:00pm, August 26, 2014 René Descartes was a very clever thinker. He proved his own existence, declaring that because he thought, he must exist: “I think, therefore I am.”But the 17th century philosopher-mathematician-scientist committed a serious mental blunder when he decided that the mind doing the thinking was […]
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7:16 PM | Particle Clicker: gestire un esperimento di LHC
In particolare uno tra ATLAS e CMS, i due esperimenti giunti agli onori delle cronache per la scoperta del bosone di Higgs.E' possibile, infatti, da un paio di settimane, giocare a Particle Clicker, un bel gioco gestionale che fa comprendere quanto sia complesso, ma anche gratificante gestire un esperimento scientifico come uno dei due citati prima.Innanzitutto la schermata: è suddivisa in quattro frame. Da sinistra a destra: nel primo sono elencati i risultati di ricerca ottenuti con […]
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