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2014-08-26 23:16:52

Wednesday, September 2nd, the BRISAS will commence its Executive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse for persons looking for life-changing strategies so they can take control of their lives. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Mind & Body Treatment and Research Institute is pleased to announce its partnership with Counseling Clinics of La Jolla with the opening of “BRISAS Recovery and Wellness IOP” in San Diego. An open house to introduce the program and...

2014-01-07 14:12:44

IOP Publishing (IOP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE). The AIE provides researchers with quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. The AIE has tools designed to aid researchers in their discovery and use of all types of graphic resources and is available free online to scientists and the public alike....

2013-11-29 13:04:19

They are the coldest objects in the Universe and are so fragile that even a single photon can heat and destroy them. Known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and consisting of just a cluster of atoms, it has up until now been impossible to measure and control these remarkable forms of matter simultaneously. In a new study published today, 28 November, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, a group of researchers from the UK and Australia have...

Instant Fat Burning Updates Given By Pocket-sized Sensor
2013-07-25 09:27:30

Institute of Physics Fitness fanatics may soon be able to gauge if their hard work is paying off without the need for weighing scales thanks to a new device that can instantly tell if your body is burning fat. The portable, pocket-sized sensor, produced by a group of researchers in Japan, works by measuring increased levels of acetone on the breath -- a good indicator of when the body has begun to break down fat. The device has been presented today, 25 July, in IOP Publishing's...

Droplet Evaporation Driven By Milikelvins
2013-07-18 11:59:44

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Evaporation is so common that everybody thinks it's a well understood phenomenon. Appearances can be, however, deceptive. Recently, a new, earlier not predicted mechanism of evaporation was discovered. Experiments and simulations performed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physics of the PAS not only confirm its existence, but also indicate that it plays the crucial...

2013-07-11 12:26:21

Scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have performed the most accurate measurement yet of the Boltzmann constant. While the impact of such an achievement is not immediately obvious, the measurement could revolutionize the way we define temperature, replacing the standard method that has been used for over 50 years. The new measurement is 1.380 651 56 (98) × 10−23 J K−1, where the (98) shows the uncertainty in the last...

2013-06-26 13:20:29

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells. The technique differs from the traditional approach of using dead or inactive viruses as a vaccine and was demonstrated in the lab using a specific protein that sits on the surface of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The results have been published today, 26 June, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology...

2013-02-13 11:41:45

A child can directly influence the attitude and behaviour of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it. This is according to a group at Imperial College London who have, for the first time, provided quantitative support for the suggestion that environmental education can be transferred between generations and that it can actually affect behaviour. Their findings have been published today, 13 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters....

2013-02-08 11:48:41

A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US. Presenting the device today, 8 February, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, it has been described as the "building block of future quantum networks." In an optical quantum network, information is carried between points by photons — the basic unit of light. There is a huge potential for this...


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