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Graphene-Based Spaser Could Lead To Printable Smartphones
2014-04-25 04:23:53

According to a new report in the journal ACS Nano, a team of Australian engineers have modelled a kind of laser called a “spaser” that would allow for the creation of smartphones so small and flexible – they could be printed on a t-shirt.

Chocolate Milk Bans Have Backfired In Some Schools
2014-04-17 11:35:14

Citing insufficient nutritional value, some schools have banned chocolate milk from their lunch programs and offered skim milk instead. However, a new study has found that kids who no longer have the choice on chocolate milk take 10 percent less milk and waste 29 percent more.

Happiness Comes From Extroversion In Any Culture
2014-04-15 10:24:22

Western cultures consider being extroverted as a desirable quality associated with happiness, but what about other cultures that tend to prize close-knit relationships and group dynamics?

Seniors Are Increasingly Embracing The Internet And Mobile Technology
2014-04-04 14:47:04

While some people may think of seniors as technology-averse, a new Pew Research study has revealed that Americans 65 and older are increasingly embracing the Internet and mobile technology – particularly seniors that are...

Spiral Galaxy M81 is an example of a fat bulgy galaxy
2014-02-28 11:19:26

A pair of Australian astrophysicists has shown that the shape of a galaxy is determined by how fast it spins, according to a new report in The Astrophysical Journal.

Hackers Flood, Crash Smartphones Using New Snapchat Security Flaw
2014-02-10 12:37:58

A security vulnerability in the popular Snapchat messaging app allows hackers to disable or slow smartphones by flooding a user with incoming messages, according to a new report from Spanish cyber-security researcher Jamie Sanchez.

Last Glacial Age Decimated Global Killer Whale Population
2014-02-05 09:53:07

A new study from an international team of researchers has found that killer whale populations around the world were decimated by the last Ice Age that occurred around 40,000 years ago.

Lawsuit Lands US Navy's Potentially Harmful Sonar Training Exercises
2014-01-28 10:58:03

In December, the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized Navy sonar training exercises off the coasts of Hawaii and California through 2018. This authorization came despite admittance by the Navy that the work will kill up to 155 marine mammals and harm numerous others.

Nine Swedish Women Have Successful Uterus Transplants
2014-01-13 14:05:21

Doctors in a Swedish medical initiative have announced that nine women have received successful womb transplants. The recipients were either born without a womb or had theirs removed due to cervical cancer.

Ancient Peruvian Skull Surgery
2013-12-20 10:30:47

Surgically opening a person’s skull isn’t a new procedure, as a study has revealed that people living in ancient Peru spent time learning how to conduct such a delicate operation.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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