Archive: 01/15/2009

Cooling the planet with crops

(PhysOrg.com) -- By carefully selecting which varieties of food crops to cultivate, much of Europe and North America could be cooled by up to 1°C during the summer growing season, say researchers from the ...

Jan 15, 2009
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Alcohol taxes have clear effect on drinking

With many local and national governments currently debating proposals to raise alcohol taxes, a timely new study published online today in the February edition of Addiction journal finds that the more alcoholic beverages cost, ...

Jan 15, 2009
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DREAM: One gene regulates pain, learning and memory

The DREAM-gene which is crucial in regulating pain perception seems to also influence learning and memory. This is the result of studies carried out by researchers in Seville, Spain, and Vienna, Austria. The new findings ...

Jan 15, 2009
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Spin-polarized electrons on demand

Many hopes are pinned on spintronics. In the future it could replace electronics, which in the race to produce increasingly rapid computer components, must at sometime reach its limits. Different from electronics, where whole ...

Jan 15, 2009
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Paintballs can cause 'devastating' eye injuries

Paintballs can cause severe and 'visually devastating' eye injuries, especially when used in unsupervised settings without proper eye protection, reports a study in the February issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology (www.A ...

Jan 15, 2009
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