Archive: 03/22/2011

Sociologist examines a new American elite

Shamus Rahman Khan, an assistant sociology professor, is interested in elites. As a graduate of St. Paul’s School, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the nation, he thought that by going ...

Mar 22, 2011
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Dawn opens its eyes, checks its instruments

(PhysOrg.com) -- After a hibernation of about six months, the framing cameras on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft have again ventured a look into the stars. The spacecraft also powered up its visible and infrared ...

Mar 22, 2011
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Internet promotes and undermines smoking cessation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Analysis of internet search data shows, federal cigarette excise tax hike drove smokers to find ways to quit smoking, but more often shop online for tax-free or cheap cigarettes.

Mar 22, 2011
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Video: The science of NFL football

NBC's Lester Holt explores the prolate spheroid, the three-dimensional shape of a football, and how it helps an NFL quarterback throw a hard, accurate pass.

Mar 22, 2011
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Research sheds new light on black holes

(PhysOrg.com) -- The quantum phenomenon which is thought to cause black holes to leak energy and ultimately explode is more common than first thought according to Victoria University researchers.

Mar 22, 2011
4.3 / 5 (11) 9 | with audio podcast