Archive: 2/03/2011

Black holes: a model for superconductors?

Black holes are some of the heaviest objects in the universe. Electrons are some of the lightest. Now physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be used to model the ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in General Physics
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Retailers hope iPad will inspire shoppers

At a time when shopping has lost most of its glamour, the star power of Apple's iPad has retailers' hearts beating faster. Merchants from Gucci to J.C. Penney are experimenting with ways to use electronic tablets in their ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Business
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Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson's disease ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, study shows

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indeed, smoking usually begins ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Neuroscience
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