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2011-03-09 16:28:00

Rutgers researchers have identified a class of high-strength metal alloys that show potential to make springs, sensors and switches smaller and more responsive. The alloys could be used in springier blood vessel stents, sensitive microphones, powerful loudspeakers, and components that boost the performance of medical imaging equipment, security systems and clean-burning gasoline and diesel engines. While these nanostructured metal alloys are not new "“ they are used in turbine blades...

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2011-02-23 08:48:05

Scientists took samples in New Jersey for latest research Twenty thousand years of massive volcanic eruptions doubled the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere 200 million years ago, according to research by Rutgers geologists published recently in the journal Science. Morgan Schaller, Jim Wright and Dennis Kent report that the level of atmospheric CO2 went from about 2,000 parts per million to 4,000 parts per million and then shrank back to pre-eruption levels over the next...

2011-01-24 10:20:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV customers in parts of New Jersey and the Washington metropolitan area can watch Rutgers University's women's basketball team take on No. 2-ranked University of Connecticut on Wednesday (Jan. 26). The Rutgers team is undefeated in the Big East Conference play. The game will air live from Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1 on Verizon FiOS TV. Coverage begins at 7:30...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WARREN, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four students of Rutgers University School of Social Work have been named 2010 Verizon Wireless HopeLine® Scholars, including Jennifer Alles, Tamara Davis, Alberto Olarte and Janina Tauro. Funded by a $100,000 Verizon Wireless grant, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine Scholarship Fund was created in conjunction with the Center on Violence Against Women & Children, to recognize outstanding graduate students enrolled in the school's MSW...

2010-08-19 15:07:52

When kitchens become infiltrated with fruit flies, especially during the dog days of summer, homeowners might wish that the flying pests would just turn to ice. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster does boast a powerful genetic system making it an ideal organism to test a cool new discovery: how an enzyme regulates body energy levels. Shutting off this molecular thermostat could result in a newfound cold tolerance that has multiple applications, including extending the 24-hour window donated...

2010-08-10 23:13:29

Developments could reduce biopsies, promote 'watchful waiting' for low-grade cancers Rutgers researchers are developing methods that can accurately assess the severity of prostate cancer by analyzing magnetic resonance images and spectra of a patient's prostate gland. This may help physicians decide more confidently which patients need aggressive treatment and which are better served by "watchful waiting," and could even postpone or eliminate invasive biopsies in patients with low-grade...

2010-08-02 15:40:08

Teenage years have long been linked with a heightened concern with appearance. Some reality TV shows take full markey labadvantage and tout happiness as just a nip/tuck away. A Rutgers"“Camden psychologist has found that teens fond of these kinds of programs are more likely to join the millions who go under the knife each year. For bodies - and minds - still in development, these drastic decisions could have implications way after prom. Charlotte Markey, an associate professor of...

2010-07-07 12:17:26

Knowledge useful to improve hybrids that increase corn's availability and nutrition in world food supplies Rutgers researchers have discovered the basis for what makes corn kernels hard, a quality that allows corn to be easily harvested, stored and transported. The findings could lead to better hybrids and increase the supply for people in developing countries who rely on it as a nutritional staple. The discovery explains how a breed of corn known as "quality protein maize," or QPM,...

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2010-06-20 07:36:51

Rutgers' Oscar Schofield and five colleagues from other institutions have published in Science, calling for expanded ocean-observing in the Antarctic, particularly in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, or WAP. This mountainous arm of the continent stretches north toward South America. In their review paper, the co-authors, who have done research in the Antarctic, often together, argue that research in this region is imperative: The WAP's climate, they say, is changing faster than the climate...

2010-05-06 15:01:00

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced it is presenting a $5,000 financial grant through its HopeLine® program to the Rutgers University Department of Sexual Assault Services & Crime Victim Assistance. HopeLine was founded with the goal of assisting community agencies and organizations that support survivors of domestic violence. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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