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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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73,000 Finnish web users' details hacked: police

The login details of 73,000 users of a popular Finnish family-oriented discussion forum were stolen and posted online in the latest in a series of widespread hacking attacks, police said Monday.

Nov 28, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2011
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