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Violence Linked To Climate Change
2013-08-02 09:27:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From higher crime rates to a greater chance of social upheaval, a new study from researchers at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley predicts more violence across the globe will be one of the effects of climate change. Based on an analysis of 12,000 years of historical and climate data culled from 60 different studies in fields ranging from archaeology to political science, the research team concluded an...

2013-07-29 16:23:33

Physicists use dysprosium to put bounds on maximum speed of electrons Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests over the past 100 years, but that didn't stop University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Michael Hohensee and graduate student Nathan Leefer from checking whether some particles break this law. The team's first attempt to test this fundamental tenet of the special...

Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway
2013-07-18 10:17:49

UCLA [ Watch the Video Nuclear dynamics in a fungal chimera ] No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell. The video was produced as part of a study by UCLA mathematician Marcus Roper's research group that was the first to measure and explain this dynamic movement of nuclei in the cells of a fungus. "It's complex, beautiful and...

2013-07-12 23:24:20

Diindolylmethane (DIM) from broccoli slows down the aging process, boosts the immune system, and brings new hope to the fight against cancer. Diindolylmethane (DIM) News Update from the Diindolylmethane (DIM) Information Resource Center (http://www.diindolylmethane.org/) Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 With all of the media enthusiasm in Washington regarding President Obama’s recent comment about broccoli being his favorite food, it is timely to bring an important and recent...

Researchers Link Sleep Deprivation And Anxiety
2013-06-26 16:05:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Everyone knows what kind of effect a good night’s sleep can have on mood and new research from the University of California, Berkeley has shown that sleep deprivation can amplify activity in brain regions responsible for anxiety. The researchers’ study, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that people who are naturally more anxious are more vulnerable to this effect of inadequate sleep....

2013-06-04 23:16:05

The Sierra College Physics and Engineering club, which has 20 members, worked on their ℠Sierra Miners´ themed machine for 4 months, winning second place and a check for $500. Rocklin, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Saturday April 20, the Sierra College Physics and Engineering Club came away with a top prize at the Rube Goldberg Machine Competition held at UC Berkeley. The club traveled to UC Berkeley for Cal Days, competing around 4pm where they won second place, including a...

Study Says Lipstick Contains Toxic Levels Of Metals
2013-05-02 13:00:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for her lethal lips, Batman villainess Poison Ivy might appreciate a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley who found dangerous levels of lead, chromium“¯and other metals in a number of commonly sold lipsticks. Previous research, including a 2011 FDA study, has found toxic metals in commercial lipsticks, but the UC Berkeley team has specifically studied how long-term exposure to various...

2013-04-24 15:38:14

It´s no accident that money obtained through dishonest or illegal means is called “dirty money.” A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that when people perceive money as morally tainted, they also view it as having less value and purchasing power. Challenging the belief that “all money is green,” and that people will cross ethical boundaries to amass it, social scientists from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have found compelling...

2013-04-22 22:30:54

UC Berkeley study shows how we refocus to track down a human, animal or thing A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that when we embark on a targeted search, various visual and non-visual regions of the brain mobilize to track down a person, animal or thing. That means...


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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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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.