Archive: 12/10/2013

When liquids behave like solids

(Phys.org) —When a rubber ball and a droplet of water are compressed onto a solid surface, they behave very differently. For the ball, the compression process is reversible, so the ball retains its original ...

Dec 10, 2013 feature
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Air pollution alert raised in Barcelona

Authorities have raised an air pollution alert for the Spanish city of Barcelona, a major tourist draw which has lain for days under a toxic grey mist, an official said Tuesday.

Dec 10, 2013
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Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals

(Phys.org) —Randy Schekman winner (with colleagues) of the Nobel Prize this year in the Physiology or Medicine category for his work that involved describing how materials are carried to different parts ...

Dec 10, 2013 weblog
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Survey: Majority optimistic about health technology

Most people are optimistic about technology innovations advancing healthcare, are willing to participate in virtual healthcare visits with their doctor, and would use health sensors in their bodies and even their toilets, ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Students' robotic arm can make you stronger

Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).

Dec 10, 2013
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