Archive: 12/13/2010

Overweight people influenced by labels

Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Health
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Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law

(AP) -- A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Health
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Space sensor makes bolts smarter

Technology developed for the International Space Station and a Mars rover is helping European auto-parts manufacturers to engineer lighter, stronger and safer drivetrains and axles.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Engineering
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An electronic dance of spins and orbits

Because of their potential application in spintronic devices such as next-generation spin-based transistors, the quest for new materials with significant spin-orbit interactions in the electronic ground state ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in General Physics
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Planet Earth's playhouse

At Biosphere 2, scientists can move things around, control the climate, turn off certain parameters and run others full tilt.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Environment
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Signs of womb cancer can be seen with early screening

In a paper published today in Lancet Oncology, scientists in the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre at UCL have demonstrated that an ultrasound scan being used in screening trials for ovarian cancer can also pick up si ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Cancer
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