Science Education & Policy
- Tropical Farmer Still Has A Lot To Learn
Food producers in developing countries still need to make many improvements before they can compete effectively on the world market. This is the conclusion from researchers at Wageningen University after their 4-year study. They studied similar production ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 11:51am
- The 'driving' Force Behind Electric Vehicles
Cultural differences between countries run right to the heart of government, thereby influencing technological innovation. This is reported in a comparative study by David Calef and Robert Goble published recently in the journal Policy Sciences(1). The aut ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 12:01pm
- 3-D Technology: Can It Help Us Experience The Past?
What was it like to walk round the Colosseum when the Roman Empire was at its height? How would the experience have differed from that of a tourist today? Our understanding of what life was like in bygone eras could be boosted, thanks to a new initiative a ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 9:39am
- Affordable Stove- Powered By Sound
It's a cooker, a fridge and a generator in one, it uses thermoacoustics to convert biofuels to energy — and it could have a huge impact on the lives of people in the world's poorest communities, where access to electricity is extremely limited. T ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 12:59am
- The Link Between Psychology And Saliva
Hormones in children's saliva may be a biological indicator of the trauma kids undergo when they are chronically bullied by peers, according to researchers who say biological markers can aid in the early recognition and intervention of long-term psych ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- When Two And Two Is Not Equal To Four: Errors In Processing Multiple Percentage Changes
People deal with percentages every day: the performance of a stock portfolio, a sale at the department store, or the performance of a new hybrid car, are all often expressed as percent changes. As an everyday occurrence, calculating percentages should be s ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 10:37am
- Brazil: Reducing Deforestation Is Win-win For Global Warming
Tropical deforestation is the source of nearly a fifth of annual, human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. During droughts, emissions from tropical rainforest fires can be double that. Halving deforestation rates by mid-century wou ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 1:42pm
- New Study: Pycnogenol Reduces Heart Failure
A new study says that Pycnogenol natural pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree helps prevent damage that high blood pressure causes to the heart. The study demonstrates Pycnogenol counteracts the "wearing out" of the heart, which m ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 10:05am
- Good Decision-makers May Be Made, Not Born, Says Carnegie Mellon Study
People who do well on a series of decision-making tasks involving hypothetical situations tend to have more positive decision outcomes in their lives, according to a study by decision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the RAND Corp. The results ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 12:59am
- 25,000 UK Deaths Per Year Due To Poor Blood Clot Treatment
Up to 25,000 people may die needlessly each year due to the failure to prevent blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) in UK hospitals, say experts in this week's BMJ. Their warning follows the publication of official guidelines on the issu ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 1:46pm