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2012-05-02 20:56:18

Cancer-Causing Food Additives Major Concern for Consumers As with many concerned consumers, a team of University of Oklahoma researchers wondered if the green color sometimes seen in bacon is, in fact, harmful to human health.  Recently, these OU scientists took an important first step in answering this question by determining the structure of the green pigment responsible for this ℠nitrite burn.´ The research team led by George Richter-Addo and Jun Yi, Department of...

Engineering Safer Drinking Water In Africa
2012-02-07 04:19:30

[ Watch the Video ] Community outreach helps technology solve water problems in Africa In the United States and other developed countries, fluoride is often added to drinking water and toothpaste to help strengthen teeth. But too much naturally occurring fluoride can have exactly the opposite effect. Large amounts of fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis. "Dental fluorosis is a darkening or mottling of the teeth, and you can tell very easily when people...

2012-01-11 15:28:54

A better understanding of the universe will be the outgrowth of the discovery of the Higgs boson, according to a team of University of Oklahoma researchers.   The team predicts the discovery will lead to supersymmetry or SUSY–an extension of the standard model of particle physics.  SUSY predicts new matter states or super partners for each matter particle already accounted for in the standard model.  SUSY theory provides an important new step to a better...

2011-12-14 15:00:00

Suite of Telecast Fiber Systems Gear Enables Smooth and Seamless Transport of HD Signals Between Each Sports Venue and Master Control Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 A suite of advanced fiber optic transmission equipment from Telecast Fiber Systems is a core component in a newly launched HD master control facility for SoonerVision, the in-house production arm of the University of Oklahoma (OU) athletic department. Using just a few fibers of the campuswide dark fiber...

2011-08-29 11:29:02

In this International Year of Chemistry (IYC), writers and producers for the most popular crime and science-related television shows and movies are putting out an all-points bulletin for scientists to advise them on the accuracy of their plots involving lab tests, crime scenes, etc., and to even give them story ideas. They really do want to get it right, and this is very good news for young people who absorb the information from these shows, and this helps shape their positive career...

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2011-07-01 07:35:00

Researchers seek to fundamentally transform understanding of spinning giants By Ellen Ferrante, National Science Foundation Each year, tornadoes tear across the United States, causing numerous deaths and physical damage to the environment and infrastructure. The National Weather Service estimates there have been about 1,475 this year alone, outpacing the last decade's yearly average of 1,274. Many of these spinning giants strike in the plains states between the Rocky and Appalachian...

2011-04-26 12:23:52

Faculty from the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology are leading the school's predictability research initiatives with multiple projects that could one day lead to more accurate forecasts of weather-related events, including landslides and tornadoes. In the Southern Plains region of the United States, people think of thunderstorms and tornadoes when severe weather is forecasted. However, the OU School of Meteorology is interested in a broad range of weather phenomena and its...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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