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2010-09-25 02:00:28

Study shows BMIs increased in those who chose to move to be closer to outdoor recreation You'd think that people choosing to live near to outdoor recreation amenities would have a lower body mass index or BMI thanks to an increase in all that healthy outdoor activity right on one's doorstep. Yet a new University of Alberta study looking at the relationship between reasons for choosing a neighbourhood to live in, physical activity and BMI, shows that's simply not the case. In fact researchers...

2010-09-14 07:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive® (Nasdaq: HPOL), a leading global custom market research firm, today announced the launch of its Body Mass Index (BMI) Specialty Panel, developed to accommodate clients interested in exploring BMI-related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) BMI is a statistical measure that compares a person's weight and height....

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2010-07-23 06:29:26

The Tevatron accelerator "atom smasher" may get three extra years of usage in order to continue its hunt for the elusive God particle. Physicists at the Tevatron -- based in Batavia, Illinois and operated by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) -- are hoping to keep the accelerator operational until 2014, as they think the Higgs boson is within their grasp. The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle considered crucial to the current theory of particle physics. The Tevatron is...

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2010-06-21 06:10:00

An Italian priest has developed a new application for Apple's popular iPad that will allow priests to celebrate mass using the device at the altar rather than using the traditional Roman missal. The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Reverend Paolo Padrini, said Friday that the free application will be launched in July in five languages -- English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin -- and will contain the complete missal. The application will contain all that is said...

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2010-05-07 15:50:00

TUM researchers present initial data from successful ESA mission ESA's GOCE satellite has been orbiting the Earth for more than a year and surveying its gravitational field more accurately than any instrument previously. The goal of the researchers "“ including scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) "“ is to determine the gravitational force in precise detail even in pathless places like the Himalayas. Evaluations of the first data from the satellite indicate...

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2010-04-21 06:20:31

WASHINGTON, D.C. "” Reported mid-life increase in body mass index (BMI) may lead to substantially higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to results of a prospective cohort study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010, held here April 17-21. In previous studies, excess weight has been linked with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Scientists have speculated that in postmenopausal women, estrogen produced in adipose...

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2010-02-17 14:25:13

Scientists measure interference between matter waves separated by 0.1 mm While airplane and rocket experiments have proved that gravity makes clocks tick more slowly "“ a central prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity "“ a new experiment in an atom interferometer measures this slowdown 10,000 times more accurately than before, and finds it to be exactly what Einstein predicted. The result shows once again how well Einstein's theory describes the real world,...

2010-01-21 06:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Virtuoso Singers (http://www.nyvirtuoso.org) and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet, under the baton of conductor Harold Rosenbaum, will present Music for Choir and Saxophones, a rare and stunning program featuring works for voice and woodwinds as well as the American premiere of a Brazilian work for choir and trombones on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. in the St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church at 87th Street and West End Avenue in New York City....

2009-09-19 09:21:04

Most of us are familiar with the term, Body Mass Index, or BMI, as an index to determine healthy body weight. But, calculating BMI involves a complex formula: weight in pounds is multiplied by 703, and then divided by height in inches squared. Charts or online calculators are then used to show a "healthy weight range" given an individual's height that corresponds to the "healthy range BMI." For example, a BMI chart indicates that a healthy range BMI of 19 to 24 translates to a "healthy weight...

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2009-09-03 09:55:00

In March, NASA launched its Kepler telescope with the hopes of discovering an Earth-like planet that could be hospitable to extraterrestrial life. However, one team of scientists has gone as far to say that the orbiting telescope will likely discover habitable "exomoons" as well. Writing in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr David Kipping and colleagues of University College London created a detailed method that scientists would need to follow while looking for...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gravitational Lens -- A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant, bright object (such as a quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a massive galaxy) between the bright object and the viewer. The process is known as gravitational lensing, and was one of the predictions made by Einstein's general relativity. Description In a gravitational lens, the gravity from the massive object bends light as a lens might. As a result, the path of the light from a...

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