Archive: 07/20/2010

Consumers love underdogs

Consumers strongly relate to brands that they perceive as underdogs, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Jul 20, 2010
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Robot Ranger sets new 'walking' record at 14.3 miles

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell robot named Ranger has traveled 14.3 miles in about 11 hours, setting an unofficial world record at Cornell's Barton Hall on the morning of July 6. A human -- armed with nothing ...

Jul 20, 2010
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Back to the future for flu fighters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian National University researchers have breathed new life into an old protein drug target in a discovery that could open the door to a new range of drugs to combat influenza.

Jul 20, 2010
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What causes hybrid vigor?

Plant scientists at the John Innes Centre have provided a new solution to an old debate on why species hybrids can be more vigourous than their parents. In a study to be published online next week in the online open access ...

Jul 20, 2010
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Gulf Oil Spill Could Affect Maine Bird Populations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Even though the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t likely to directly affect Maine coastal habitats and wildlife, it likely will affect some of the birds that are iconic in Maine, including the common ...

Jul 20, 2010
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