Science & Society
- Biofuel For Military Jets
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. and Livermore, Calif., are part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded team led by UOP, LLC, a Honeywell company, looking at the production of military Jet Propellant 8 ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 8:25pm
- Dexmedetomidine Counteracts Cocaine Effects On Heart Rate
Cocaine abuse in the U.S. is widespread, with nearly 35 million Americans reporting having ever tried cocaine and an estimated 7.3 million users, including 15 percent of young adults ages 18 to 25, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Life-th ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2011 - 10:04am
- Will Latinos Become White?
Italians, Irish and European Jews were all once considered 'non-white' by the standards of their day but that's hardly the case now- and certainly not the case with the descendants of those immigrants. But a new study on Latino immigrants fi ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 11:32am
- Team USA Takes The Prize At The International Linguistics Olympiad
Six American high-school students took the top honors in the 2007 International Linguistics Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia earlier this month. This year was the first time a delegation represented the United States at the annual competition. Their vict ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2007 - 7:16pm
- Azadirachtin, Nature's Insecticide, Recreated In The Lab
Twenty-two years of dedicated research has finally resulted in success, reports a British team headed by Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge. They have created the first synthesis of azadirachtin, a natural compound that stops predatory insects fr ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2007 - 4:11pm
- Don't Trust Expert Forecasts, Study Says
A study about predicting the outcome of actual conflicts found that the forecasts of experts are little better than those of novices, according to a new study. When presented with actual crises, such as a disguised version of a 1970s border dispute between ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2007 - 4:20pm
- Song Reaffirmed: Breaking Up Hard To Do After All
Yes, last week science said Song Debunked: Breaking Up Actually Not So Hard To Do but it's a new week and this is a different study. They use the same song example, though. Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein, UA assistant professor of criminal justice who speci ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2007 - 6:49pm
- Pseudoceramides: New Skin Healing Chemicals
Researchers have made synthetic lipids called pseudoceramides that are involved in skin cell growth and could be used in treating skin diseases in which skin cells grow abnormally. Ceramides are lipids found in the outermost skin layer called the stratum c ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 10:50am
- Fingerprinting Fake Coffee
With prices of gourmet coffee approaching sticker-shock levels, scientists in Illinois are reporting development of a method to "fingerprint" coffee to detect when corn has been mixed in to short-change customers. Gulab Jham and colleagues point ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2007 - 12:33am
- Bouncing Breasts Bring On Science Challenge
Breasts move far more than ordinary bras are designed to cope with and they also bounce more during exercise – up to 21 cm rather than the maximum 16 cm bounce measured in past studies, according to new research. Ordinary bras can stop the bouncing but the ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2007 - 12:49pm