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Mars Double Layered Craters Are The Result Of Impactors And Ice
2013-08-06 04:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The over 600 double-layer ejecta (DLE) craters on Mars resulted because the planet's surface was covered by a thick sheet of ice during the time of impact, geologists from Brown University have discovered. According to David Kutai Weiss, a graduate student at the Providence, Rhode Island school, and geological science professor James W. Head, DLEs - like most craters - are surrounded by debris that is excavated when an asteroid or...

2013-07-25 23:26:02

Study was published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology and was recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The MCAS has been further validated, as the Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center recently launched a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will be utilizing the MCAS to detect early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease as part of two clinical studies investigating ways to delay...

Genes Regulated By Newly Found CLAMP Protein
2013-07-18 12:49:15

Brown University They say a good man is hard to find. Were it not for a newly discovered protein, the X chromosome of a male fruit fly could never be found by a gene-regulating complex that male flies need to develop and survive. And that case is just one example of what the new finding means. More generally, the research provides biologists with a model of how proteins that govern gene transcription find their targets on chromosomes, a process that’s essential to healthy...

Mapping Origins And Uses Of Wrinkles, Creases And Folds
2013-07-18 08:48:26

Brown University Engineers from Brown University have mapped out the amounts of compression required to cause wrinkles, creases, and folds to form in rubbery materials. The findings could help engineers control the formation of these structures, which can be useful in designing nanostructured materials for flexible electronic devices or surfaces that require variable adhesion. "When a rubbery material is compressed and reaches a critical load, it experiences instability and forms...

2013-07-10 19:30:57

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Understanding the mechanical forces of nanotoxicity should help engineers design safer materials at the nanoscale. Researchers from Brown University have shown how tiny graphene microsheets — ultra-thin materials with a number of commercial...

2013-06-26 16:30:55

Asians – recently found to be the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. – have been described as the least segregated minority group in the U.S. In fact, Chinese and Indians are segregated almost as highly as Hispanics, and Vietnamese segregation is almost as high as that of African Americans. At the same time, every Asian nationality except Vietnamese lives on average in neighborhoods with higher income and share of college-educated residents than do non-Hispanic whites. This...

2013-06-17 09:52:57

The noble gases get their collective moniker from their tendency toward snobbishness. The six elements in the family, which includes helium and neon, don't normally bond with other elements and they don't dissolve into minerals the way other gases do. But now, geochemists from Brown University have found a mineral structure with which the nobles deign to fraternize. Researchers led by Colin Jackson, a graduate student in geological sciences, have found noble gases to be highly soluble in...

2013-05-27 23:02:50

Event Explores Applied Research Focused on Rhode Island Health Policy McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is pleased to present the final program for the Healthy Rhode Island Environmental Design Summit on Wednesday, May 29, in the Narragansett Ballroom at the Omni Providence hotel in Providence, R.I. Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Roger Williams University, this seminal event brings together the expertise of...

2013-05-09 23:02:30

Event explores applied research focused on Rhode Island Health Policy McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 As part of its 44th annual conference, the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) will conduct the Healthy Rhode Island Environmental Design Summit on Wednesday, May 29, at the Omni Providence hotel in Providence, R.I. Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health, this seminal event brings together the expertise of researchers from around the globe converging in...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'