Archive: 11/28/2011

Study reveals blueberry secrets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Blueberries are one of our favourite fruits and no wonder—they’re tasty and they’re good for us. They’re rich in antioxidants, substances that can help reduce the natural cell damage in ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Topological matter in optical lattices

Atoms trapped by laser light have become excellent platforms for simulating solid state systems. These systems are also a playground for exploring quantum matter and even uncovering new phenomena not yet seen ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Preparing a homogenous haystack

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if you could turn the whole haystack into needles? Instead of hunting for one item, you’d have 10 billion of the desired items laid out neatly in front of you. That’s what researchers ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss scientists have developed an educational robot designed to introduce children to technology in schools. Baptized Thymio II, it was officially presented to teachers in the Canton of Vaud ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Robotics
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UN warns 25 pct of world land highly degraded

(AP) -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Environment
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Wandering wolf inspires hope and dread

(AP) -- A young wolf from Oregon has become a media celebrity while looking for love, tracing a zigzag path that has carried him hundreds of miles nearly to California, while his alpha male sire and a sibling ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Ecology
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