Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

How Mt Everest got it’s name


Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India was looking for a name of what had been found to be the highest mountain in the world, he argued that he could not find any commonly used local name. Waugh’s search for a local name … Continue reading

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A rare interview with Peter Higgs

Almost 50 years ago, British physicist Peter Higgs first hypothesized the existence of the particle that bears his name. Now we’re on the verge of finding the Higgs boson, and Peter Higgs himself offers his own thoughts on it all. … Continue reading

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New device for acute stroke patients

A new approach to stroke treatment initially developed by Dr. Jeffrey Saver’s group at the UCLA Stroke Center combines the ability to restore circulation and remove clots using only a single device … and it’s showing significant promise in trials. … Continue reading

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Math can save Tylenol overdose patients

University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver … Continue reading

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Scientists score victory over uncertainty

Most people attempt to reduce the little uncertainties of life by carrying umbrellas on cloudy days, purchasing automobile insurance or hiring inspectors to evaluate homes they might consider purchasing. For scientists, reducing uncertainty is a no less important goal, though … Continue reading

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Scientists image the charge distribution within a single molecule for the first time

IBM scientists were able to measure for the first time how charge is distributed within a single molecule. This achievement will enable fundamental scientific insights into single-molecule switching and bond formation between atoms and molecules. Furthermore, it introduces the possibility of … Continue reading

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