Archive: 10/20/2008

Can exercise prevent a severe stroke?

A new study shows that people who are physically active before suffering a stroke may have less severe problems as a result and recover better compared to those who did not exercise before having a stroke. The research is ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Medical research
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Inmates conduct ecological research on slow-growing mosses

Nalini Nadkarni of Evergreen State College currently advises a team of researchers who sport shaved heads, tattooed biceps and prison-issued garb rather than the lab coats and khakis typically worn by researchers. ...

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Cosmic Lens Reveals Distant Galactic Violence

(PhysOrg.com) -- By cleverly unraveling the workings of a natural cosmic lens, astronomers have gained a rare glimpse of the violent assembly of a young galaxy in the early Universe. Their new picture suggests ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Astronomy
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Climate Change, Acid Rain Could Be Good for Forests

(PhysOrg.com) -- After more than 20 years of research in the northern hardwood forests of Michigan, scientists at Michigan Technological University's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science have reached a surprising ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Environment
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Phoenix Gets Bonus Soil Sample

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Mars Phoenix Lander's robotic arm successfully delivered soil into oven six of the lander's thermal and evolved-gas analyzer (TEGA) on Monday, Oct. 13, or Martian day (sol) 137 of the ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Shoe scanner set to make travel safer

(PhysOrg.com) -- An engineer at the University of Manchester has developed a prototype scanner that could be used to detect explosives and weapons hidden in the shoes of travellers.

dateOct 20, 2008 in Engineering
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Flying Underwater, Staying Dry

Rutgers physical oceanographer Scott Glenn and his students are flying a submersible robot glider, the Scarlet Knight, across the Atlantic – very slowly, underwater, and without getting wet.

dateOct 20, 2008 in Engineering
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