Archive: 10/20/2009

Latino toddlers lag in cognitive growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two new studies led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers find that immigrant Latina mothers, who typically live in poor neighborhoods, give birth to healthy babies, but their toddlers start ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Health
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The Physics Of A Bump In A Rug

Scientists often have to make sacrifices for their work. Physicist Dominic Vella chopped his bathroom rug into strips, and L. Mahadevan's coauthor ran off with his bookshelf. With these sacrifices, these two ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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LCLS: The World's Largest Laser Writer?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While not the smallest lettering ever created, the tiny initials "LCLS" have been written with what may be the world's most potent pen. Etched into boron carbide, a super-hard substance used ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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Comcast to debut cable shows online by year's end

(AP) -- You'll be able to watch popular cable television series such as HBO's "Entourage" and AMC's "Mad Men" on your computers by the end of the year without paying extra - as long as you're a Comcast Corp. ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Telecom
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Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly competition designed to advance microrobotics -- the ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Engineering
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