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Landau Level Wave Functions Revealed
2012-10-02 04:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time since Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau conceived the theoretical existence of quantum levels that determine electron behavior in strong magnetic fields, scientists have directly imaged the phenomenon. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Warwick and Tohoku University, used scanning tunneling spectroscopy — a spatially resolved probe that interacts directly with the electrons...

Chocolate Bars Get A New Fruit-Healthy Makeover
2012-08-14 10:34:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Attention! Attention! All chocolate lovers! A new study has found a way to replace the fat in chocolate with a healthier additive: fruit juice. Scientists from University of Warwick have found a way to replace up to 50 percent of the fat with fruit juice, by removing much of the cocoa butter and milk fats that go into chocolate. The British scientists substitute those fats with tiny droplets of juice measuring under 30 microns in...

2012-08-09 00:50:44

New research from the University of Warwick suggests that Berlin has the best democratic space in the world, topping a list that includes London, Washington and Tokyo. The list appears in a new book, ℠Democracy and Public Space: The Physical Sites of Democratic Performance´ written by Dr John Parkinson, from the University of Warwick´s Politics and International Studies department. Dr Parkinson carefully selected 11 capital cities and assessed how well they provide space...

2012-06-11 10:43:39

New research from the University of Warwick suggests getting more money may not make you happier, especially if you are neurotic. In a working paper, economist Dr Eugenio Proto, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, looked at how personality traits can affect the way we feel about our income in terms of levels of life satisfaction. He found evidence suggesting that neurotic people can view a pay rise or an increase in income...

2012-05-15 19:18:17

Our decisions to trust people with our money are based more on how they look then how they behave, according to new research from the University of Warwick. In a paper recently published in the PLoS One journal, researchers from Warwick Business School, the University College London and Dartmouth College, USA, carried out a series of experiments to see if people made decisions to trust others based on their faces. They found people are more likely to invest money in someone whose face...

Sperm Crawl And Collide On Way To Egg
2012-05-07 14:12:38

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have shed new light on how sperm navigate the female reproductive tract, 'crawling' along the channel walls and swimming around corners; with frequent collisions. Research results published today (Tuesday May 8, 2012) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) provide fresh insight into how sperm might find their way to the egg that will help to inform future innovation in the struggle to treat...

2012-05-03 16:16:59

People´s judgements about whether they are depressed depend on how they believe their own suffering “ranks” in relation to the suffering of friends and family and the wider world, according to a new study. Research from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick finds that people make inaccurate judgements about their depression and anxiety symptoms — potentially leading to missed diagnoses as well as false positive diagnoses of mental health problems....

2012-04-23 13:17:01

Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed a computation which simultaneously doubles the resolution, sensitivity and mass accuracy of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) at no extra cost. Researchers in the University´s Department of Chemistry have solved the 40-year-old phasing problem which allows plotting of spectra in absorption mode. This breakthrough can be used in all FTMS including FT-ICR, Orbitrap and FT-TOF instruments and will have applications in...

2012-04-17 22:14:28

Unlike women, men don´t curb certain risk-taking behaviors when a baby is present, a new psychology study at the University of Warwick suggests. Whereas women are significantly more cautious when they are partnered with small children in a gambling game measuring their attitude to risk, men don´t substantially alter their willingness to take a chance. Researchers suggested this could be due to evolutionary forces that select for men who are more competitive and risk-seeking in...

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2012-03-13 09:04:24

When you think of the elderly you may get a vision of a grumpy old man, but a new study from the University of Warwick in the U.K. finds that older people are typically happier. The study studied the lifestyle and health patterns in more than 10,000 people in both the U.S. and U.K., looking at eight factors including perception of general health, pain, social functioning and mental health. "The researchers found that people reported better mental quality of life as they age, despite a...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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