Archive: 10/8/2010

Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wheelchairs have a basic problem because the occupant must push the wheels forward to turn the chair’s wheels, but this action is physically stressful on the anterior deltoid muscles ...

Oct 08, 2010 report
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Premier: China won't block rare earth exports

(AP) -- China is not using its control over supplies of rare earth - exotic metals crucial in advanced manufacturing - as a diplomatic "bargaining chip," state media quoted Premier Wen Jiabao as saying during ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Popular prostate cancer treatment associated with bone decay

Using novel technology allowing "virtual bone biopsies" researchers have found that a common treatment for prostate cancer called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with structural decay of cortical and trabecular ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Nobel laureate worries for literature in digital age

Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for literature, likes books printed on paper and worries that something precious may be lost in an age of ebooks and digitization.

Oct 08, 2010
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Men perspire, women glow

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology.

Oct 08, 2010
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