Archive: 11/30/2011

Big success with tiny crystals

A little piece of iron wire is magnetic – just like a huge iron rod.  When it comes to material properties, size usually does not matter. Surprisingly, researchers from Austria and India have now ...

Nov 30, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Statistically significant

When the statistician for UC Irvine’s innovative Down syndrome program retired last year, its researchers were left in a bind. The group is studying ways to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s-type ...

Nov 30, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Uncovering Da Vinci's rule of the trees

As trees shed their foliage this fall, they reveal a mysterious, nearly universal growth pattern first observed by Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago: a simple yet startling relationship that always holds between ...

Nov 30, 2011 4.7 / 5 (18) 19 | with audio podcast