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2011-07-08 14:22:53

An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people — especially women — to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease.

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2011-07-05 06:45:00

University of Wisconsin students topped two other university teams to win the 2011 NASA eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, a competition to design and build a space habitat.

2011-07-01 10:51:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Wisconsin students topped two other university teams to win the 2011 NASA eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge - a competition to design and build a space habitat.

2011-06-30 11:00:00

MILWAUKEE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), the world's leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage.

2011-06-23 22:58:12

Just like human teenagers, fruit flies that spend a day buzzing around the "fly mall" with their companions need more sleep.

2011-06-09 23:41:18

In chemistry, so-called aromatic molecules compose a large and versatile family of chemical compounds that are the stuff of pharmaceuticals, electronic materials and consumer products ranging from sunscreen to plastic soda bottles.

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2011-05-23 09:05:00

Pity the lowly astrocyte, the most common cell in the human nervous system..

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2011-05-02 05:55:00

Researchers eavesdropping on complex signals from a remote Wisconsin lake have detected what they say is an unmistakable warning--a death knell--of the impending collapse of the lake's aquatic ecosystem.

2011-04-28 21:27:55

Researchers eavesdropping on complex signals emanating from a remote Wisconsin lake have detected what they say is an unmistakable warning — a death knell — of the impending collapse of the lake's aquatic ecosystem.

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2011-04-28 06:05:00

A new study suggests that parts of the brain can actually fall asleep for a fraction of a second when tired, despite the fact that the organ as a whole is awake at the time.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.