Archive: 07/4/2013

Fly society

(Phys.org) —USC Dornsife's Sergey Nuzhdin, professor of molecular biology, uses fruit flies to examine whether behavior is genetic- or social environment-based. The team provided proof for the first time ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Research that holds water

(Phys.org) —It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber"—it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Materials Science
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Happy learning

Digital content aimed at preschool-aged children is leading to a contemporary conundrum for parents and early childhood teachers, according to Dr Sumin Zhao.

dateJul 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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People choose baby names to be fashionable

(Phys.org) —Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels—because they are fashionable, ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Building blocks to safer buildings

Precast or ready-made building structures offer a number of advantages when compared to more traditional construction techniques, in terms of time and cost savings. However, the vulnerability of joints and ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Engineering
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