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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)

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

Theta Brainwaves Reflect Ability To Overcome Built-in bias
2013-05-08 08:55:51

Researchers show that the level of theta brainwave activity in the prefrontal cortex predicts whether people will be able to overcome these ingrained biases when doing so is required to achieve a goal.

How Some Leaves Get Fat: It's In Their Veins
2013-04-11 15:35:43

A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water.

2013-03-22 09:56:34

In the four years since Brown University established the Initiative to Maximize Student Development in its life sciences Ph.D. programs, enrollment and academic achievement among underrepresented minority students has increased markedly.

New Study Suggests Misregulated Genes May Play Big Role In Autism
2013-03-21 12:52:01

A new study finds that two genes individually associated with rare autism-related disorders are also jointly linked to more general forms of autism.

2013-03-07 11:22:19

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse.

Simulating Climate Change Using New Technique
2013-03-05 13:13:13

Statistical physics offers an approach to studying climate change that could dramatically reduce the time and brute-force computing that current simulation techniques require. The new approach focuses on fundamental forces that drive climate rather than on “following every little swirl” of water or air. And yes, there’s an app for that.

Optical Devices Could Be Improved With New Technique
2013-03-05 11:08:59

A multi-university research team has used a new spectroscopic method to gain a key insight into how light is emitted from layered nanomaterials and other thin films.


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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