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2012-01-18 15:06:34

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that a non-drug intervention in older adults can change a personality trait once thought to be fixed throughout the lifespan.

Computer Model Optimizes Biofuel Operations
2012-01-18 05:00:56

Research into biofuel crops such as switchgrass and Miscanthus has focused mainly on how to grow these crops and convert them into fuels. But many steps lead from the farm to the biorefinery, and each could help or hinder the growth of this new industry.

2012-01-09 11:33:16

Those making land use decisions to reduce the harmful effects of climate change have focused almost exclusively on greenhouse gases – analyzing, for example, how much carbon dioxide is released when a forest is cleared to grow crops.

Scientists Create Self-Healing Electronic Chips
2011-12-22 13:35:25

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say they are a step closer to developing electronic chips that heal themselves.

2011-12-20 21:31:16

When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip – or even the whole device – is a loss.

2011-11-17 03:40:03

Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois.

Insects Offer Clues To Ancient Climate Variability 10,000
2011-11-15 11:55:51

An analysis of the remains of ancient midges opens a new window on the past with a detailed view of the surprising regional variability that accompanied climate warming during the early Holocene epoch, 10,000 to 5,500 years ago.

Image 1 - Hospital Tests Reveal Mummy's Secrets
2011-11-03 05:04:43

Egyptologists, a radiologist, a pathologist, a physical anthropologist and a mummy expert are using the best diagnostic tools available to learn about a mummy without unwrapping its red linen shroud or cutting into it.

2011-10-17 10:00:00

U of I/Newell Instruments “Re_home” Finishes in Top Ten of DOE’s Solar Decathlon Competition Warren, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 AppliedSensor,


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.