Archive: 12/14/2010

Anomalous Surface Compositions of Mixed Oxides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mixed oxide compounds are used in many fields including ceramics, catalysis, electrolysis and even pigment design. Despite the extensive applications of such mixed oxide materials, little is known about their ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Materials Science
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Expensive wait for hip replacements

Patients who suffer from anxiety and depression are more likely to report worse results after a hip replacement. A year-long wait for the operation also entails significant costs to both society and the individual, reveals ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Other
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US removes saccharin from hazards list

The US government Tuesday removed the artificial sweetener saccharin, long believed to be a potential cancer-causing substance found in diet drinks and chewing gum, from its list of hazardous substances.

dateDec 14, 2010 in Health
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Tiny channels carry big information

They say it's the little things that count, and that certainly holds true for the channels in transmembrane proteins, which are small enough to allow ions or molecules of a certain size to pass through, while ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Minnesota blizzard caught by Terra satellite

The upper Midwest was hit by a powerful winter storm this past weekend as more than 17 inches of snow brought down the roof to the Metrodome football complex in Minneapolis. NASA's Terra satellite flew over ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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