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July 21, 2014
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Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials

As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers actively search for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists at Princeton University have made a step forward in developing a new class of materials that could be … Continue reading

January 25, 2014
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Blutige Billigkleider

Kambodschas Textilarbeiterinnen schuften weiter für Hungerlöhne. Mit scharfer Munition haben Soldaten Demonstrationen aufgelöst. Die Bilder machten betroffen: In Kambodscha streikten Zehntausende Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter von Textilfabriken. Sie gingen auf die Strasse für bessere Arbeitsbedingungen und verlangten eine Verdoppelung des monatlichen … Continue reading

January 7, 2013
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An Interview with Dr. Russ Glenn: ‘China as Superpower’

Dr. Russ Glenn is a lecturer at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University. He focuses on Chinese politics and international relations. Prior to Leiden he completed his PhD at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies … Continue reading

September 4, 2012
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Researchers Share Surprising Discovery about Coral Reef Ecology

Researchers at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the more flexible corals are, … Continue reading

August 14, 2012
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Global Bullfrog Trade Spreads Deadly Amphibian Fungus Worldwide

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The global trade in bullfrogs, which are farmed as a food source in South America and elsewhere, is spreading a deadly fungus that is contributing to the decline of amphibians worldwide, according to a University of Michigan … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Countries That Best Prepare Math Teachers Share Similarities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Countries that best prepare math teachers meet several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, according to the first international study of what teacher preparation programs are able to accomplish. The study, led by Michigan … Continue reading

March 29, 2012
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Islam and Anthropology

UD anthropology course examines ‘Muslim Delaware’ When Patricia Sloane-White speaks of Muslim Delaware, she’s often met with a look of disbelief from students, from members of the community, from colleagues who all ask the same question: Well, where is it? … Continue reading

March 6, 2012
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Kinect in the Classroom: Scratching the Surface of Potential

*First graders are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to get to places like Disneyland (on a map, at least), and high school students are graphing mathematical equations with their bodies.* CRAIG, Colo. – March 6, 2012 – First-grade teacher Cheryl … Continue reading