Archive: 16/03/2011

Viscous cycle: Quartz key to tectonics

(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 40 years ago, pioneering tectonic geophysicist J. Tuzo Wilson published an article in the journal Nature describing how, over Earth’s long history, ocean basins opened and closed along North ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The big picture on energy loss

Getting an energy audit of a home or a commercial building can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. But new techniques and technology developed by a team of MIT researchers have streamlined the process, allowing ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Gene causing birth defects in mice discovered

Cornell researchers report that they have identified a gene that causes neural tube defects (NTDs) in laboratory mice. NTDs, also known as spina bifida and anencephaly, are one of the most common birth defects in the United ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Genetics
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Managing anxiety on the run

The next time you’re nervously prepping for an exam or a crucial job interview, consider this: Taking a break to exercise may help you stay calm and focused as you complete your big task.

dateMar 16, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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