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Cells Are Crawling All Over Our Bodies
2011-10-19 03:28:51

Biologists at Florida State devise new way to watch how cells move For better and for worse, human health depends on a cell's motility —— the ability to crawl from place to place. In every human body, millions of cells —are crawling around doing mostly good deeds ——— though if any of those crawlers are cancerous, watch out. "This is not some horrible sci-fi movie come true but, instead, normal cells carrying out their daily duties," said Florida State...

Video Games May Not Boost Cognition
2011-09-18 05:15:44

  Wouldn't it be nice if all those hours kids spent glued to their PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo DS video games actually resulted in something tangible? Better grades, perhaps? Improved concentration? Superior driving skills? Over the past decade, many studies and news media reports have suggested that action video games such as Medal of Honor or Unreal Tournament improve a variety of perceptual and cognitive abilities. But in a paper published last week in the journal...

2011-08-24 11:33:06

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory moves closer to 100-tesla mark Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory´s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a new world record for the strongest magnetic field produced by a nondestructive magnet. The scientists achieved a field of 92.5 tesla on Thursday, August 18, taking back a record that had been held by a team of German scientists and then, the following day, surpassed their achievement...

2011-08-18 14:58:01

When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women "” and people of all ages, actually "” a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums. "Over my career, I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins, and none of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes, have," said Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida...

2011-08-13 00:00:30

Scott Price, Managing Director of A-lign CPAs, was honored to speak at the Summer 2011 Florida State University College of Business Master's Hooding Ceremony which was held on their campus on August 5, 2011. Over 40 graduates were in attendance, as well as their family and friends. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 The introduction provided to Scott left little wonder as to why he was selected to speak to these new graduates: Master of Accounting alumnus of the College, co-founder of his...

2011-07-24 00:02:03

On Friday, July 22, 2011, Full Sail University held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the university's latest on-campus facility, an 86,000+ square foot design-build project. Full Sail President Garry Jones was joined on stage by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, and also in attendance were Florida State Senator Thad Altman, City of Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Winter Park City Commissioner Steve Leary and representatives from the firms involved in the...

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2011-07-14 06:30:00

A custom-built, $2.5 million "split magnet" system with the potential to revolutionize scientific research in a variety of fields has made its debut at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. The world-record magnet is operating at 25 tesla, easily besting the 17.5 tesla French record set in 1991 for this type of magnet. ("Tesla," named for early 20th-century inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, is a measurement of the strength of a magnetic field.) In addition...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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