Archive: 05/19/2010

Particulate air pollution affects heart health

Breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles called PM2.5, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

May 19, 2010
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Unique eclipsing binary star system discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara are the first scientists to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white ...

May 19, 2010
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Pakistani court orders gov't to block Facebook

(AP) -- A Pakistani court ordered the government Wednesday to block Facebook because of a page that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a senior legal official said.

May 19, 2010
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MRacing sets acceleration record at SAE event

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rocketing from zero to 75 mph in 3.766 seconds, the University of Michigan's MRacing Formula SAE team set an SAE Collegiate Design Series record in acceleration at the event held at Michigan ...

May 19, 2010
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Glucose biofuel cells may soon power implants

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Grenoble, France have for the first time successfully implanted glucose biofuel cells in living rats. The results suggest such cells may one day use the body’s own glucose ...

May 19, 2010 report
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