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2013-07-17 23:18:02

Cenegenics—the world’s largest age management medicine practice—announced their CFO Rosalind J.

Why Do Some Surfaces Repel Water, While Others Attract It?
2013-07-17 05:17:38

When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications.

Phytoplankton Ocean Turbulence Social Mixers
2013-07-15 12:58:35

A new study says that the motility of phytoplankton allows the tiny ocean plants to determine their fate in ocean turbulence by forming 'social mixers.'

2013-07-13 23:04:28

MIT Scientist Eric Alm partners with the Acera School to teach elementary school students innovation in science with BP funded oil spill experiment. (PRWEB)

Bacteria Flagella Utilize Evolutionary Foible
2013-07-09 08:58:42

Marine bacteria change swimming directions with a sideways flick of their lone flagellum, a type of high-speed controlled failure first documented in 2011 as a unique swimming stroke but whose underlying mechanism had eluded researchers until now.

WiVi Uses WiFi To See Through Walls
2013-06-28 13:08:39

Using technology that nearly all of us have in our homes, MIT researchers have developed a sort of x-ray vision device that can detect motion behind walls or other large objects. It’s called Wi-Vi and it uses low power Wi-Fi antennas to bounce signals off any moving object, similar to the way radar and sonar works.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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