Archive: 02/18/2010

Massive stars' magnetically controlled diets

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of astronomers, led by Dr. Wouter Vlemmings at Bonn University, has used the MERLIN radio telescope network centred on the Jodrell Bank Observatory to show that magnetic fields play ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Astronomy
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Wanna make a bet that women gamble?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Typical Australian gamblers are no longer just men playing poker, with more women becoming addicted, isolated and even suicidal, a researcher from The University of Queensland has warned.

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Social Sciences
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A Drop in the Bucket

A new technique is being developed to detect water in the protoplanetary disks of other solar systems. If successful, it would help in our understanding of how habitable planets form.

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Astronomy
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New wheelchair gets its first real-world test

(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.N. Development Programme estimates that less than 1 percent of the need for wheelchairs in developing countries is met by local production, partly because small workshops can’t exploit ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Engineering
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