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November 17, 2017
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Optical Illusion Garments Can Create Desired Effect if Chosen Correctly

Mizzou study uses digital avatars to virtually assess fit, desired appearance COLUMBIA, Mo. – Optical illusion garments have been popular for as long as people have tried to use clothing to enhance appearances, from A-line dresses that accentuate the waist … Continue reading

July 25, 2016
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A new way to get electricity from magnetism

‘Inverse spin Hall effect’ works in several organic semiconductors By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including carbon-60 buckyballs – University of Utah physicists changed magnetic “spin current” into electric … Continue reading

September 11, 2013
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Effects of Climate Change on West Nile Virus

A study projects how climate change may affect virus-carrying mosquitoes across the southern U.S. Changes are expected to vary with region, and the southern states should see a trend toward longer seasons of mosquito activity and smaller midsummer mosquito populations … Continue reading

April 25, 2013
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Cutting Specific Atmospheric Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise

Decreasing emissions of black carbon, methane and other pollutants makes a difference With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow sea level rise this century. Scientists found that … Continue reading

February 24, 2013
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Breast Cancer DNA Mutator Found

Masonic Cancer Center researchers discover a virus-fighting enzyme It’s well known that sunlight and chemical carcinogens can mutate DNA, and that mutations are essential for cancer to develop. One big mystery was what causes the thousands of mutations evident in … Continue reading

January 26, 2013
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UCLA Professor Leads Effort to Protect Africa’s Rainforests from Ravages of Climate Change

UCLA professor Thomas B. Smith will head an international research project investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Central Africa’s rainforests, under a $4.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation. UCLA will receive $3 million through the … Continue reading

January 20, 2013
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Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest

PASADENA, Calif. – An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts … Continue reading

January 19, 2013
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Violent Video Games Intensify anti-Arab Stereotypes

ANN ARBOR — Playing violent video games about terrorism strengthens negative stereotypes about Arabs, even when Arabs are not portrayed in the games. That is one of the findings of an innovative new study in the January issue of Psychology … Continue reading