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2009-02-21 19:28:55

Battery-powered buses that can cover 188 miles on one charge and recharge in 20 minutes will hit the road in China in June, a researcher says. Seventy of the 24-passenger buses, powered by lithium-ion batteries, will be put to use in Jilin province in northeastern China, Xinhua reported Friday. The government of Liaoyuan was buying 20 and Changchun's city government had ordered 50, the state-run news agency said. Xie Haiming, a researcher at the province's Lithium-ion Battery Material S&T...

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2009-02-09 16:18:05

Body composition, anthropometrical dimensions and morphological characteristics play a key role in the success of soccer players. The objective of the new study was to evaluate the body composition and body image of a group of top-flight soccer players and compare the results with those of a group of university students used as control subjects. Marta Arroyo, lead author of the study and researcher at the University of the Basque Country explained to SINC that "the initial hypothesis was that...

2009-02-05 08:26:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most of the universe remains mysterious to scientists and researchers everywhere. More than 90 percent of the universe is "dark," composed of dark energy and dark matter observed only by their gravitational interaction with both light and "normal" matter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Understanding the nature of dark energy and matter is one of the most significant challenges in science -- one that researcher...

2009-02-02 10:42:01

Drugs called statins that can help lower an individual's cholesterol levels are needed by up to 11 million older U.S. residents, a new study suggests. Yale University researcher Dr. Erica Spatz said her JUPITER study of 18,000 people found that older individuals said to have normal low-density lipoprotein levels should be taking statins to significantly reduce their risk of a stroke or heart attack, USA Today said Monday. If Spatz's cholesterol warning were heeded by those millions of U.S....

2009-01-28 16:30:00

A researcher at England's Newcastle University says cows with names tend to be happier and more productive than their nameless fellow cows. Dr. Catherine Douglas said she analyzed data collected from more than 500 British dairy farms of varying sizes, and found that cows given names by farmers produce an average extra pint and a half of milk per day, adding up to an extra 6,800 gallons a year for an average dairy farm, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Douglas said cows with names also tend...

2009-01-28 16:29:23

Breastfeeding may reduce the chance of children developing asthma, but a Canadian researcher says fast-food may negate the breast feeding benefits. Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj of the University of Alberta finds eating fast-food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects of breastfeeding in protecting children from the respiratory disease. Like other studies, we found that fast-food consumption was associated with asthma, Kozyrskyj says in a statement. The research confirmed the...

2009-01-28 17:04:14

Breastfeeding may reduce the chance of children developing asthma, but a Canadian researcher says fast-food may negate that benefit. Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj of the University of Alberta finds eating fast-food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects of breastfeeding in protecting children from the respiratory disease. Like other studies, we found that fast-food consumption was associated with asthma, Kozyrskyj said in a statement. The research confirmed the findings of many...

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2009-01-05 08:20:00

An enormous basalt formation has been discovered by a researcher in the Taiwan Strait, looking like an ancient city wall. The 200 meter-long, 10 meter-high ancient wall, resembling pillars crammed together, is located near the Pescadores archipelago, said the researcher who found the wall, Jeng Ming-hsiou, on Monday. Jeng, a professor at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, was surprised to see the wall 25 miles west of Taiwan's during a leisurely dive. "It was completely unexpected," laughed Jeng....

2008-12-03 08:49:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research center focused on improving the quality of life of children with special needs and their families has opened in Chattanooga, led by a world-renowned researcher whose concepts and tools are used worldwide. The Siskin Center for Child and Family Research joins the family of initiatives at Siskin Children's Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on education, outreach and support for children with developmental and...

2008-12-01 08:30:00

DR. RALPH WEISSLEDER HONORED FOR CAREER OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY IN MOLECULAR IMAGING BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) honored Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, with its "Outstanding Researcher of The Year" Award, recognition afforded annually to one scientist who has made original significant contributions to the field of radiology throughout a career of research. Dr. Weissleder is Professor at Harvard Medical School, as well as Director of both...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.