Monthly Archives: August 2011

Watching viruses

Watching viruses “Friend” a network

From SARS to swine flu, virus outbreaks can be unpredictable — and devastating. But now a new application through the ubiquitous social networking site Facebook, developed in a Tel Aviv University lab, is poised to serve as a better indicator of how infections spread among populations. Dr. Gal Almogy and Prof. Nir Ben-Tal of the … learn more→

2000-year-old burial box could reveal location of the family of Caiaphas

2000-year-old burial box could reveal location of the family of Caiaphas

In Jerusalem and Judah, ancient limestone burial boxes containing skeletal remains — called ossuaries — are fairly common archaeological finds from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century AD period. Forgers have also added inscriptions or decorations to fraudulently increase their value. So three years ago, when the Israel Antiquities Authority confiscated an ossuary … learn more→

Mobile App puts sea life at student's fingertips

Mobile App puts sea life at student’s fingertips

A new mobile app developed at Duke University lets students – or anyone using an iPad tablet device – access a vast virtual library of videos, photos, maps, audio and descriptive text about some of the sea’s most charismatic creatures. With a touch of the screen, users can watch humpback whales being tagged off the … learn more→

Atomic clock with world's best long-term accuracy revealed by research

Atomic clock with world’s best long-term accuracy revealed by research

A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom’s atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation of the clock that will be published in the October 2011 issue of the international scientific journal Metrologia by a team of physicists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) … learn more→

College courses to help you get rich? Maybe...

College courses to help you get rich? Maybe…

One of the hottest new trends in college courses is taking hold at universities across the country, and students are signing up at breakneck speed in hopes of striking it rich while they are still in school. The courses? Mobile phone application development, of course, geared toward applications for smart phones like the iPhone and Android. … learn more→

Five apps for College students: Live a green lifestyle with some help

Five apps for College students: Live a green lifestyle with some help

Labor Day will officially mark the end of USA summer, which means college students will return to their respected campus-life. While college may be a place to learn about a particular subject so that you can go on and become successful in whatever it is that you want to pursue, it is also a time … learn more→

When it comes to greenhouse gases carbon dioxide isn’t the only culprit

When it comes to greenhouse gases carbon dioxide isn’t the only culprit

Most of the discussion about slowing the impact of climate change has focussed on reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas. Methane, halocarbons and nitric oxide are also important contributors to climate change. Are we taking the right steps to reduce these emissions? A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … learn more→

Pilot launches for global corporate-academic initiative

Pilot launches for global corporate-academic initiative

A pilot project launched this week marks a major new step forward in what promises to be the world’s largest corporate sustainability research initiative. Golden, a global corporate-academic research center network, begins its first pilot with Codan based in Denmark. The company is Scandinavia’s third-largest insurer. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Organizational Architecture (ICOA) at Aarhus … learn more→

SEO is Greener

SEO is Greener

Marketing can be one of the most expensive aspects of running a business, not only in terms of money spent, but also because traditional advertising methods can have a cost that’s much higher than your marketing budget. Long before the days of email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), marketing was almost solely dependent upon … learn more→

People are biased against creative ideas

People are biased against creative ideas

The next time your great idea at work elicits silence or eye rolls, you might just pity those co-workers. Fresh research indicates they don’t even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm. “How is it that people say they want creativity but … learn more→