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Are Sugar Substitutes Sweeter Than The Real Thing?
2014-09-08 03:49:46

By Matt Swayne, Penn State The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to Penn State food scientists. In the study, participants compared the taste of non-nutritive sweeteners that are often used as low- or no-calorie sugar substitutes with those of nutritive sweeteners, such as sugar, maple syrup and...

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2014-09-08 08:14:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The search for new sources of renewable energy and clean water has led one Russian scientist to look to the skies, as he and his colleagues are developing a new device capable of collecting moisture from clouds and channeling it back down to Earth so that it can be used for drinkable H2O and electricity generation. The device is known as the air hydroelectric station (Air HES), and it features both a weather balloon stationed...

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2014-09-08 07:24:34

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “Previous studies have shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure. But whether potassium intake could prevent stroke or death wasn’t clear,” said Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., study senior...

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2014-09-08 07:08:52

Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago – a full 60 million years earlier than previously thought. These life forms were responsible for adding oxygen (O2) to our atmosphere, which laid the foundations for more complex life to evolve and proliferate. Working with colleagues from the Presidency University in...

drinking water
2014-09-07 03:00:30

Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech Did you realize that there are more than 2 dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky road ice cream? Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky road ice cream? For several decades Andrea Dietrich, who trains utility staff and managers around the U.S....

aragonite crystal
2014-09-07 03:00:23

Mary Beckman, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows calcium carbonate takes multiple, simultaneous roads to different minerals, provides insight into trapping carbon dioxide in underground rock One of the most important molecules on earth, calcium carbonate crystallizes into chalk, shells and minerals the world over. In a study led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, researchers used a powerful microscope that allows them to see the birth...

2014-09-06 23:01:31

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Rubber Gloves Market Report: 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 Rubber gloves are primarily made of latex (natural rubber), which is the original conventional material. Due to elasticity and inexpensiveness, latex gloves dominated rubber gloves market for a long time. However, the trend is shifting towards synthetic rubber, with nitrile gloves holding half of the global market now. Rising...

2014-09-06 08:20:17

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is optimistic on growth in Indonesia's crude palm oil market due to the consumption in the emerging markets such as China and India in spite of the recent downturn in prices which will be short lived. Mr. Chris de Lavigne, Global Vice President, Consulting, Frost & Sullivan said that the average consumption of vegetable oils at 19 kg/ capita in China and 14 kg/ capita in India remains well below that of the West that...

2014-09-05 23:05:58

Both Can Still Be Rescued but Requires Research, Education and Strong Action, Reports Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 As the worst and longest drought in California history deepens, residents may wonder, is California destined to become another Somalia or Kenya? Both East African nations have experienced drought that has destroyed much of the economic base and killed thousands of people through dehydration and famine. According to...

2014-09-05 16:23:21

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - From coast to coast, Canadian adults are not meeting requirements for magnesium intake. According to Health Canada, rates of deficiency cluster around 50% across provinces, spiking as high as 65% in Newfoundland and Labrador. Deficiency climbs as we age, too; a solid majority of seniors are coming up short. What does such widespread deficiency mean for Canadians? It means we lodge more health complaints of the common kind: poor sleep, no energy,...


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Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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2010-10-08 17:40:50

Aerosol spray is a dispensing system that creates an aerosol mist of liquid particles. The liquid is usually contained in a bottle under liquid pressure that is released when the valve is opened. As the gas in the can expands to drive out the liquid some of the propellant evaporates to maintain an even pressure. Erick Rotheim invented the first aerosol spray can in 1926. Lyle Goodhue and William Sullivan were the first to put it to good use and are credited as the inventors of the modern...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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