Archive: 11/19/2009

Shifting blame is socially contagious

Merely observing someone publicly blame an individual in an organization for a problem - even when the target is innocent - greatly increases the odds that the practice of blaming others will spread with the tenacity of the ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Social Sciences
shares0 comments 3

End of the e-mail era? I'm not buying it

I don't know about you, but I'm overwhelmed by e-mail. Yes, I know. The Wall Street Journal has declared that e-mail's reign is over. It's supposedly being replaced by technologies such as instant messaging, social networking ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Internet
shares0 comments 0

Mystery of the Solar Tsunami -- Solved (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes you really can believe your eyes. That's what NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) is telling researchers about a controversial phenomenon on the sun known as ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 9

Pulling the plug on hybrid myths

(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether you call them myths, urban legends, fables or old wives' tales, there's a lot of misinformation out there about plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. These vehicles, abbreviated PHEVs, ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 31

Germany calls for binding climate deal in 2010

(AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for all countries to fix binding climate change targets next year at the latest, acknowledging that no such deal is likely at global talks in Copenhagen next month.

dateNov 19, 2009 in Environment
shares0 comments 2

Bone Implant Offers Hope for Skull Deformities

(PhysOrg.com) -- A synthetic bone matrix offers hope for babies born with craniosynostosis, a condition that causes the plates in the skull to fuse too soon. Implants replacing some of the infant’s bone with the biodegradable ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Medical research
shares0 comments 0