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World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...ng the former inside commons room, where afternoon coffee
and tea are served, lighter and brighter. Acros... The mailroom is there. The pantry with visitors' coffee
cups is there. Blackboards line the walls. A large plasma screen will be installed. Niches are pr...
Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee
...ly lead to the creation of naturally decaffeinated coffee
plants. The research, by Emory chemist Justin Gall...d is produced by the breakdown of caffeine in both coffee
and tea plants. One of the reasons that coffee
has a high level of caffeine is that in the plant, ca...
Diamonds are a urologist's best friend
... one week some catheters look like the inside of a coffee
machine which has not been de-scaled for years. 'Anyone can imagine how unpleasant the presence and even more the removal of a catheter which is thus coated with a hard crust must be for the patient,' Dr. Laube adds. To make matters worse, 'the cryst...
Stanford biologist working to restore native forests to Hawaii
...udy determined that rainforests may be valuable to coffee
farmers. In that study, published in the Aug. 24 i...ily and her collaborators found that not only were coffee
plants located near an intact rainforest more productive but the beans were also of higher quality. ...
Global bird populations face dramatic decline in coming decades, study predicts
...xclusions of insectivorous birds from apple trees, coffee
shrubs, oak trees and other plants have resulted in significant increases in insect pests and consequent plant damage," the authors wrote, adding that the extreme specializations of many insectivorous birds, especially in the tropics, make it unlikel...
TWAS, illycaff launch Trieste Science prize
...ng World, and illycaff, one of the world's premier coffee
producers, have launched the Trieste Science Prize...has allowed us to nurture close relationships with coffee
growers throughout the developing world. We have long recognized that the well-being of our business...
Highlights of January Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...eine consumption was 193 milligrams per day. With coffee
shops popping up on almost every street corner, it's not surprising that coffee
remains the primary source of caffeine for adults. However, the per capita quantity of coffee
Flame retardant exposure linked to house dust
...rpeting and cushions to televisions, computers and coffee
makers. In recent years, however, concerns have grown with evidence that PBDE concentrations are increasing rapidly both in the environment and in human tissues and body fluids. Toxicological data on PBDEs is still limited, but the compounds have bee...
Development of portable infectious disease detector
...d shrank it down into a device about the size of a coffee
cup. One of the cost-saving aspects of the design was to keep the fluid-handling components separate from the microelectronics. The resulting device is considerably larger than comparable lab-on-a-chip systems but it is also much less expensive. "Tha...
Scientists propose new approach to estimating global ocean productivity
...and Behrenfeld that began during conversation over coffee
at Oregon State and continued after Boss came to UMaine in 2003. Boss specializes in ocean optics and Behrenfeld in algal physiology. In 2003, they published some details of their new approach in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Re...
Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more
...ere the key sensing component is the same material coffee
cups are made of, is the low cost and same read-out platform as the current technology," Saraf said. As a potentially portable unit, it will allow sophisticated diagnosis in the field. Virginia Tech Chemistry Professor Paul Carlier and Mayo Clinic Ph...
Overworked brains release adenosine to slow cells, trigger sleep, UT Southwestern researchers find
... fall asleep. Alter that natural process by adding coffee
or tea, and the brain compound called adenosine ...works in helping people fight sleep. "We knew that coffee
kept us awake," Dr. Greene said. "Now we know why: Coffee and tea are blocking the link between the ...
Patients undergoing PET/CT may want to pass on that cup of coffee, according to SNMTS study
...ntial known or suspected malignancies should forgo coffee
before the test, according to the results of study...ust as it does when you exercise. Patients who had coffee
before their scans had a "significantly higher" myocardial uptake than those with low or no caffeine...
Is your cup of coffee
suffering from fertility problems? If you're drink...an't pollinate itself. This presents a dilemma for coffee
farmers who have to grow it in mixed plantings so that cross-pollination takes place but which vari...
Humans trading short-term food production for long-term environmental losses
...y to your wallet. Your bowl of Cheerios and cup of coffee
and all the other meals for the other 6 billion people in our world cost the Earth a bit of its water, a bit of its ecological diversity, contributed to its pollution and may one day cost us our livelihood. In the Julu 22, 2005 issue of the journal ...
Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles
...004. Traditional farming systems which integrated coffee
with maize in Honduras were much better at recovering from Hurricane Mitch in 1998 than farming systems which solely grew coffee. Dr Adger, of the Tyndall Centre at UEA, argues that maintaining resilience is the key. New scientific insights from eco...
A water tale for all seasons: When it comes to hydration and exercise, the system works
...ater from food and drink, including beverages like coffee
or tea," Cheuvront noted. Exercise fluid intakes should result in neither weight gain nor excessive weight loss (more than 2% of body weight). "Weighing oneself nude before and after exercise is the best way to gauge success around this recommend...
Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand
...the hand know how tightly to grip an object like a coffee
cup without dropping it, but not so tightly that it's crushed. It'll also have an integrated slip-sensor which will tell the hand if something is beginning to slip out of its grip so it can grip slightly harder. It'll be quite a clever system."...
Satellite technology allows scientists to track warm sharks in cold polar seas
...ike to check on the position of the sharks with my coffee
every morning," says Block, the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station. The second technology, called the Pop-Up Satellite Archival Tag (PAT), records water pressure, temperature and light whil...
Success tastes sweet for scientists
... baked beans, bread and cereal, as well as in tea, coffee
and alcoholic drinks. "A major goal of the food-science industry has been to create a sweetener that tastes like sugar but isn't high in calories," said Dr Steven Munger, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "To do this, it would be inv...
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