Parental monitoring of opposite-gender child may decrease problem drinking in young adults
Silicon spin transistors heat up and spins last longer
Young adults whose parents monitor their social interactions may be less likely to display impulsive behavior traits and to have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests. The level of monitoring is linked to parenting style, and the link is stronger with the parent of the opposite gender.
Teen cancels Facebook party with 200,000 'guests'
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature. The study is a step toward computers, phones and other spintronic devices that are faster and use less energy than their electronic counterparts.
Reactor breach worsens prospects
An Australian schoolgirl had to cancel her 16th birthday party after her Facebook invitation went viral and close to 200,000 people said they would turn up at her house, reports said Tuesday.
Mumbai gas supply disrupted, affects public transport
A breach of the containment around one of the Fukushima reactors, or a fire at a fuel containment pool, may be responsible for elevated radiation.
Waterfall or water trickle
Reuters - A disruption in the supply of natural gas to Mumbai has partially affected private taxis and three-wheelers, the primary mode of local transport after trains and buses in the city.
How the market can keep streams flowing
Ecuador plans huge hydroelectric plant but at what cost?
The destructive power of space junk - video
How can we restore overused rivers and creeks? One solution: tie the fate of breweries, farmers and the watershed togetherWith streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek. This is an interesting...
Response: Uganda's disease-hit banana crops will not be saved by GM science
In space, a piece of orbiting junk the size of a cherry collides with the force of an exploding grenadeAndy Duckworth
UCLA debates what to do about video rant on Asians
The only protection is crop diversity and proven natural farming methods, says Emma HockridgeYour report states: "A plant disease has led to devastating crop losses. GM could be the only answer" (A nation's staple is under threat – but can science save Uganda's bananas?, 9 March). Readers with long memories will recall that the promise of the GM industry to save banana crops has been around for...
Japanese leaders try to calm panicky markets over nuclear crisis
AP - Officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, are evaluating what to do about a white student who posted a video on YouTube mocking her fellow Asian classmates and criticizing them for calling family members in the library following the tsunami.
Hoping Gowanus Canal Cleanup Turns Up Old Treasures
Reuters - Japanese leaders tried to calm panicky financial markets on Tuesday as a deepening nuclear power crisis looked certain to increase the toll on an economy already convulsing from the impact of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
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Radiation fears spark panic buying, evacuations in Tokyo
The Environmental Protection Agency, undertaking a cleanup of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, is known for unearthing harmful pollutants, but it also plays the role of preservationist.
Lost No Longer? Researchers Claim to Have Found 'Atlantis' Off Mainland Spain
Reuters - Panic swept Tokyo on Tuesday after a rise in radioactive levels around an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant north of the city, causing some to leave the capital and others to stock up on food and supplies.
Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise
Time.com - Just days after the world witnessed the devastating power of natural disasters in Japan, some scientists say they have strong proof of the location of the mythical "lost City of Atlantis," destroyed by a tsunami thousands of years ago
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Blog - The Missing Link Between Air Density And Wind Power Production
Japan faced the likelihood of a catastrophic nuclear accident after an explosion further damaged one of the crippled reactors and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air.
'Openness prevails' -- have Obama's promises fallen short?
Accounting for changes in the density of air can significantly improve the way wind power production is calculated, according to a new study
The power produced by a wind turbine is given by a simple formula:...
20th anniversary of first laparoscopic nephrectomy
WikiLeaks' disclosures highlight longstanding problems of the overclassification of information and failure of transparency laws, says David L. Sobel.
All wrapped up: K-State researcher's graphene cloak protects bacteria, leading to better images
Since the first laparoscopic procedure was performed to remove a diseased kidney 20 years ago at Washington University in St. Louis, this breakthrough minimally invasive technique has become the standard of care for surgical nephrectomy. This remarkable achievement is celebrated with a series of cutting-edge articles in Journal of Endourology.
An early age at first drink combined with stressful life events can lead to heavy drinking
Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, and his research team are wrapping bacteria with graphene to address current challenges with imaging bacteria under electron microscopes. Berry's method creates a carbon cloak that protects the bacteria, allowing them to be imaged at their natural size and increasing the image's resolution.
Apnea may be cause for awakening and voiding for those with enlarged prostates report Ben-Gurion U.
Researchers believe that an early age at first drink (AFD) may lead to greater stress-induced drinking. A new study examines interactions between AFD and stressful life events on drinking during young adulthood. Findings indicate a strong link between an early AFD and later heavy drinking when confronted by a high load of stressful life events.
Arachnophobes beware: Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula
According to the new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, the BGU researchers found that more than half (57.8 percent) of patients with enlarged prostates may in fact have the sleep disorder, and that the awakenings that patients ascribed to their need to urinate at night may be actually caused by their sleep disorders.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of part of the famous Tarantula Nebula, a vast star-forming cloud of gas and dust in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. In this picture, we see a close-up of the Tarantula's central region, glowing brightly with ionized gases and young stars.