Archive: 09/09/2008

Climate: New spin on ocean's role

New studies of the Southern Ocean are revealing previously unknown features of giant spinning eddies that have a profound influence on marine life and on the world's climate.

dateSep 09, 2008 in General Physics
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Why delaying gratification is smart

If you had a choice between receiving $1,000 right now or $4,000 ten years from now, which would you pick? Psychologists use the term "delay discounting" to describe our inability to resist the temptation of a smaller immediate ...

dateSep 09, 2008 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Future nanoelectronics may face obstacles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Combining ordinary electronics with light has been a potential way to create minimal computer circuits with super fast information transfer. Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the University of ...

dateSep 09, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Community-based diabetes prevention program shows promise

With over 60 million Americans diagnosed with prediabetes, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular events and other obesity-related ailments, finding ways to help large populations avoid these complications ...

dateSep 09, 2008 in Health
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Nanoscale silver: No silver lining?

Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need to identify research priorities ...

dateSep 09, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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New drug hope for cystic fibrosis patients

A new drug therapy may represent a tremendous step forward in the treatment of some 70,000 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients worldwide, Dr David Sheppard from the University of Bristol will tell an audience at the BA Festival ...

dateSep 09, 2008 in Medications
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