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2011-08-05 05:54:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Memory may not be as powerful as many people believe. A recent study reveals the many people in the United States think that memory is more powerful, objective, and reliable than it actually is. A survey was conducted to measure individuals' ideas of how the memory works. Daniel Simons, a University of Illinois psychology professor and leader of the study along with Christopher Chabris, Union College psychology professor, was quoted stating, "Our book highlight ways in...

2011-08-04 12:49:57

A new survey reveals that many people in the U.S. "“ in some cases a substantial majority "“ think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is. Their ideas are at odds with decades of scientific research. The results of the survey and a comparison to expert opinion appear in a paper in the journal PLoS ONE. (Before reading further, test your own ideas about memory.) "This is the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of the U.S. population...

2011-08-03 13:44:18

Study confirms accuracy of developmental screening tests that can be administered by family physicians BC Children's Hospital and University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have found that two existing screening tests are accurate in diagnosing development delays in children and could be incorporated in a busy family practice setting with relative ease. Parents can complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) or the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at home or in...

2011-08-02 19:31:07

Hydrogen sulfide is a foul-smelling gas with an odor resembling that of rotten eggs. Sometimes called "swamp gas," this toxic substance is generally associated with decaying vegetation, sewers and noxious industrial emissions. And "” as odd as it may seem "” it also plays a critical role in protecting blood vessels from the complications of diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the last few years, work from several...

2011-08-02 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine the ultimate super group - Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Lauryn Hill; however, imagine those singers as teenagers, and then you have Love Jones Girlz. The group consists of three girls from the New York City area and one die hard "Jersey Girl:" Claire Jones, Noni Storm Chinn, Victoria Strata and Taylor Nirvana Jones, who possess the love of performing. There is nothing these young ladies would rather be doing than being on stage....

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2011-08-02 05:15:00

Nearly twenty percent of British children have been the victim of cyber-bullying, with many victims saying the experience has damaged their confidence, mental health and school attendance, the Telegraph reported on Monday. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University questioned 500 adolescents aged 11 to 19, and found that 18.4 percent had been subjected to cyber-bullying, in which a person torments or intimidates another via the Internet or a mobile phone. Girls were more affected than boys, with...

2011-08-01 12:25:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE (www.score.org), mentors to America's small business, a non-profit association and premier resource for free and confidential small business advice, and Spike TV, home of the new Sunday night series (10 p.m. ET/PT) "Bar Rescue" which gives failing nightlife establishments a second chance, have partnered to create a customized tool kit to aid small businesses. The announcement was made by Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO and Todd Ames, Vice...

2011-08-01 05:05:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As global energy demand continues to rise, Shell is improving energy use for transportation through Smarter Mobility. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, Shell is launching a national Smarter Driving program to help motorists make the most of their fuel purchases and our natural energy resources. To kick off the Shell Smarter Driving program, John and Helen Taylor, known as the world's most fuel efficient couple, holding 88...

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2011-07-31 07:36:01

UMD sensors offer instant, affordable warnings Millions of U.S. drivers cross faulty or obsolete bridges every day, highway statistics show, but it's too costly to fix all these spans or adequately monitor their safety, says a University of Maryland researcher who's developed a new, affordable early warning system. This wireless technology could avert the kind of bridge collapse that killed 13 and injured 145 along Minneapolis' I-35W on Aug. 1, 2007, he says - and do so at one-one-hundredth...

2011-07-30 01:55:28

Hailed as the new "wonder material," graphene is being tapped by an international research team to help overcome issues associated with increasing the storage density and speed of electronic memory devices. Electronic memory devices, which store information, are increasingly expected to provide not only greater storage density, but also faster access to information. As storage density increases, however, power consumption and unwanted heat generation also increase, and the fidelity of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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