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2011-04-08 09:50:36

Attempt to measure biomagnetism in plants sets upper limit for what they generateSearching for magnetic fields produced by plants may sound as wacky as trying to prove the existence of telekinesis or extrasensory perception, but physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, are seriously looking for biomagnetism in plants using some of the most sensitive magnetic detectors available.In an article that appeared this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, the UC Berkeley scientists...

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2011-03-24 08:25:27

By Yasmin Anwar, University of California, Berkeley A sleepless night can make us cranky and moody. But a lesser known side effect of sleep deprivation is short-term euphoria, which can potentially lead to poor judgment and addictive behavior, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Harvard Medical School studied the brains of healthy young adults and found that their pleasure circuitry got a big boost after a missed night's sleep....

2011-03-18 15:05:58

A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes. The device, developed by an international team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Dublin City University in Ireland and Universidad de Valparaíso Chile, is able to process whole blood samples without the use of external tubing and extra components. The researchers have dubbed the device SIMBAS, which stands for Self-powered...

2011-03-17 00:02:04

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley have learned to control the quantum pathways determining how light scatters in graphene. Controlled scattering provides a new tool for the study of this unique material "“ graphene is a single sheet of carbon just one atom thick "“ and may point to practical applications for controlling light and electronic states in graphene nanodevices....

2011-03-15 00:00:28

Carbon footprint calculator provides new awareness of global climate change, encourages "living green" and invites individuals and organizations to protect endangered resources and combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 Like it or not, climate change is everyone's problem. That's why Cuipo has just launched an advanced online carbon footprint calculator in partnership with UC Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab. It measures...

2011-03-11 08:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Why do we sleep?  I mean, we spend so much of our time sleeping that it must be doing something important.  It seems pretty simple right?  Not exactly.  There are myriad theories about rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, however, scientists have spent many sleepless nights determining why we spend so many hours in light, dreamless slumber.  Well, according to a new-fangled study, it is suggested that we are busy recharging our brain's learning...

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2011-03-09 14:15:00

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley A UC Berkeley study suggests we're busy recharging our brain's learning capacity during a dreamless light slumber that takes up half our sleeping hours Scientists have long puzzled over the many hours we spend in light, dreamless slumber. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests we're busy recharging our brain's learning capacity during this traditionally undervalued phase of sleep, which can take up half the night. UC Berkeley...

2011-03-03 07:45:00

BERKELEY, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, today announced that the company has started work on the seismic retrofit of the California Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley. This construction project, valued at $321 million, includes a modular design to protect the structure in the event of an earthquake and an upgrade of the entire...

2011-02-24 22:24:44

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation. UC Berkeley researchers tracked how closely the emotions of seasoned meditators and professional dancers followed bodily changes such as breathing and heart rates. They found that dancers who devote enormous time and effort...

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2011-02-23 11:19:40

Tyrannosaurus rex was an opportunistic feeder, not a top predator, paleontologists say The ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex has been depicted as the top dog of the Cretaceous, ruthlessly stalking herds of duck-billed dinosaurs and claiming the role of apex predator, much as the lion reigns supreme in the African veld. But a new census of all dinosaur skeletons unearthed over a large area of eastern Montana shows that Tyrannosaurus was too numerous to have subsisted solely on the dinosaurs it...


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'