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Early Warning System For Struggling Young Readers
2012-10-12 05:18:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is already known that if a 7-year-old is easily reading the "Harry Potter" books, he or she will be a strong reader later in life. It is also a given that if a 7-year-old is struggling with "The Cat in the Hat," that child will mostly likely struggle with reading from there on out. A new study from Stanford University demonstrates that brain scans can identify the neural differences between the two readers. These scans might...

2012-09-08 23:01:26

Following the publication of a study from Stanford University that questioned the value of raw organic food, Massage School San Diego has released a top 5 list of organic food benefits, in an effort to encourage the continued consumption of these healthy foods. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Researchers from Stanford University published the results of a study this week, questioning the value of raw organic foods. In response, San Diego massage school locator and healthy living...

2012-07-27 14:04:53

Tanzania is one developing country that could actually benefit from climate change by increasing exports of corn to the U.S. and other nations, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University, the World Bank and Purdue University. The study, published in the Review of Development Economics, shows the African country better known for safaris and Mt. Kilimanjaro has the potential to substantially increase its maize exports and take advantage of higher commodity prices with a...

X-ray Imaging To Observe Running Batteries In Action
2012-07-18 09:56:44

Most electric cars, from the Tesla Model S to the Nissan Leaf, run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle's total cost. One promising alternative is the lithium-sulfur battery, which can theoretically store five times more energy at a much lower cost. But lithium-sulfur technology has a major drawback: After a few dozen cycles of charging and discharging, the battery stops working. "The cycle life of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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