News tagged with domino effect

'Pay it forward' pays off

For all those dismayed by scenes of looting in disaster-struck zones, whether Haiti or Chile or elsewhere, take heart: Good acts - acts of kindness, generosity and cooperation - spread just as easily as bad. And it takes ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Arctic ice melt sets stage for cold weather

(Phys.org) -- The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think. That's because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Turning graphite into diamond

(Phys.org) —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to electrochemical ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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China fire rattles world chip supply chain

A fire at a giant Chinese factory making almost one sixth of the world's supply of a key high-tech component shows how vulnerable global manufacturing chains can be to an unexpected event, analysts say.

dateSep 12, 2013 in Business
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Bacteria on old-growth trees may help forests grow

A new study by Dr. Zoe Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Environment
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