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Hold onto your hat/life partner/gonads: Scientists in Germany have created small, zeolite pellets that can store up to four times more heat than water, loss-free for “lengthy periods of time.” Zeolite thermal storage retains heat indefinitely, absorbs four times more heat than water
New 'soft' motor made from artificial muscles Public release date: 15-Feb-2012 [ Print | E-mail |
The proficiency that a bilingual person has of both languages, the context in which he speaks them or unconscious changes in their use are the factors that make people who speak Spanish and Catalan switch from one language to another. The group of Cognition and Brain Plasticity at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells, has designed a questionnaire that allows understanding individual differences among bilinguals when they change the language (switching). The study was conducted on a sample of 566 college students Spanish-Catalan bilingual and has been published in the latest issue of the journal Frontiers in Psychology . What causes language switching in bilinguals?
"Metabolic syndrome" (MetSyn) has been termed the "Epidemic of the 21 st century." MetSyn is an accretion of symptoms, including high body mass index (weight-for-height), high blood sugar, high blood pressure (BP), high blood triglycerides, high waist circumference (central/visceral fat deposition), and/or reduced HDL-cholesterol, the so-called "good" cholesterol. Epidemics of Obesity and diabetes are intertwined with, and accompany, the meteoric rise in MetSyn.
Sharing stuff and services conserves resources and builds our ties with our neighbors—but it also saves money, sometimes a lot of money. Top 10 ways to save money through sharing
Whenever I pick up a package of frozen raw meat from the grocery store, I wonder, “Has this been frozen the whole time? Printed Sensors Could Help Save You From Spoiled Food | Gadget Lab
AUSTIN, Texas—Astrophysicists have a funny attitude toward magnetic fields. Magnetoastrocoolness: How Cosmic Magnetic Fields Shape Planetary Systems
Book Review: Our Magnetic Earth, by Ronald Merrill | Degrees of Freedom A magnetic sense is now well documented in dozens of animal species.
Alexander's Horned Sphere fractal changes how we define inside and outside Hey, now you're finally getting it! A sphere is a mathematically defined geometric shape. To come along and classify something else as a sphere solely based on the fact that it shares one non-distinguishing characteristic with a real sphere is either the height of arrogance, or idiocy.
Simple technique results in surprising repellency results (PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone who has ever worn eyeglasses for any length of time can surely attest to the annoyance of constantly having to clean off the oil left behind by finger touching. Not only does it dirty the lens, but removal requires a solvent, rather than a simple tissue. Doris Vollmer can relate, and that’s just what got her thinking about the soot given off by her Christmas candles.
Author: Moacir L. Phase-shift Plasma Turbine
E-Cat household fusion still sketch, may be in Home Depot in 2012
Synthetic Skin From Spider Silk Heals Wounds Photo by I'll Never Grow Up via Flickr CC
Transparent crab shell holds the secret to bendable screens Biologists from Kyoto University in Japan have turned a crab's shell transparent. More than just a neat party trick, the research into see-through structures could help the construction of flat panel displays, solar cells and bendy screens.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-78448" title="pencil-eraser-flickr-mujalifah" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/10/pencil-eraser-flickr-mujalifah.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="428" /> The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as “a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” Bohr’s quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again.
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