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2012-01-18 13:29:55

A new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries — and orthopedic injuries in general. Researchers studied three types of tennis serves, and identified one in particular, called a “kick” serve, which creates the highest potential for shoulder injury. The results, published in a recent issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, could aid sports training and rehab, said Alison Sheets, assistant professor of mechanical...

The Case Of The Dying Aspens
2011-12-14 04:00:20

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by trees and by releasing carbon locked up in their wood. New research led by Carnegie researcher and Stanford University PhD student William Anderegg offers evidence for the physiological mechanism governing tree death in a drought. The...

Scientists Subject Rocks To Hellish Conditions To Combat Global Warming
2011-12-02 04:38:45

A team of Earth scientists at Stanford University is subjecting chunks of rock to hellish conditions in the laboratory — all in the name of curbing climate change. By exposing a handful of rocks to high temperatures and pressures, the scientists have obtained critical new data about the large-scale underground storage of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas and leading cause of global warming. "About 60 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions come from power plants,...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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