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Shedding Light On Anderson Theory
2012-12-20 15:37:51

University of Zurich Waves do not spread in a disordered medium if there is less than one wavelength between two defects. Physicists from the universities of Zurich and Constance have now proved Nobel Prize winner Philip W. Anderson´s theory directly for the first time using the diffusion of light in a cloudy medium. Light cannot spread in a straight line in a cloudy medium like milk because the many droplets of fat divert the light as defects. If the disorder — the...

2012-11-26 11:23:21

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common causes of dementia.

2012-10-26 00:50:08

Previously, there had been a lack of reliable data in Germany on the long-term psychological consequences of political imprisonment in the GDR.

2012-09-20 16:22:04

On average, children in Switzerland are 9 years old when they use the internet for the first time.

There's Plenty Of Dark Matter Near The Sun
2012-08-09 14:54:46

"If dark matter is a fundamental particle, billions of these particles will have passed through your body by the time your finish reading this article. - George Lake"

The More Altruistic You Are, The More Gray Matter You Have
2012-07-11 20:45:39

The volume of a small brain region influences one's predisposition for altruistic behavior.

How Metastasizing Cancer Cells Can Enter Organs
2012-07-11 18:38:46

It is not primary tumors that are responsible for the majority of cancer deaths, but rather their metastases.

2012-07-10 14:21:51

Black skin cancer, also known as melanoma, is particularly aggressive and becoming increasingly common in Switzerland.

2012-07-06 00:00:14

Chronic inflammatory conditions are extremely common diseases in humans and in the entire animal kingdom.

2012-06-28 20:23:55

Not lying is regarded as a learned and well-known rule of honesty among 14 and 15-year-olds at Zurich's high schools.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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