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Self-Healing Polymers From Off-The-Shelf Materials
2014-02-05 11:03:22

Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.

Team Seeks Source Of Body Louse Pathology
2014-01-11 08:29:23

A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to humans, while the human head louse (also Pediculus humanus) does not.

Quasars Illuminate Swirling Clouds Around Galaxies
2014-01-09 08:49:42

A new study of light from quasars has provided astronomers with illuminating insights into the swirling clouds of gas that form stars and galaxies, proving that the clouds can shift and change much more quickly than previously thought.

2014-01-08 17:11:35

A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.

2013-12-31 23:22:55

In a new post on The Compassion Chronicles, “Cannabinoids, Illinois’ Adams and Discovering Cannabidiol,” author Bryan W.

Team Reports On First Decade Of US Trials Of Bioenergy Grasses
2013-12-04 19:13:34

The first long-term US field trials of Miscanthus x giganteus, a towering perennial grass used in bioenergy production, reveal that its exceptional yields, though reduced somewhat after five years of growth, are still more than twice those of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), another perennial grass used as a bioenergy feedstock.

How Membrane Transporter Moves
2013-12-03 09:50:42

Researchers have tried for decades to understand the undulations and gyrations that allow transport proteins to shuttle molecules from one side of a cell membrane to the other. Now scientists report that they have found a way to penetrate the mystery.

2013-11-21 14:21:09

When reading text or listening to someone speak, we construct rich mental models that allow us to draw conclusions about other people, objects, actions, events, mental states and contexts.

Culling Of Deer Controls Disease With Little Effect On Hunting
2013-10-21 13:33:52

Now researchers at the University of Illinois offer a first look at the long-term effectiveness of the practice of culling deer in areas affected by CWD to keep the disease in check.

2013-10-15 20:39:04

Congress should minimally modify – and not, as petroleum-related interests have increasingly lobbied for, repeal – the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most comprehensive renewable energy policy in the U.S..


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'.