Uterine contractions increase success of artificial insemination

Science Daily - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 1:21pm
The negative impact of contractions during in vitro fertilization is a well-known fact. What was unknown until now was the effect it had on artificial insemination. A new study has discovered that it is the contrary to that seen in embryo transfer: there is an improved chance of getting pregnant. Researchers have demonstrated that the number of contractions of the uterus per minute is a parameter associated with success in artificial insemination procedures.
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New electrolyte for construction of magnesium-sulfur batteries

Science Daily - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 1:21pm
Scientists have now developed an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. With magnesium, higher storage densities could be achieved than with lithium. Moreover, magnesium is abundant in nature, it is non-toxic, and does not degrade in air.
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Stroke damage mechanism identified

Science Daily - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 1:21pm
A mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims has been discovered by scientists, who are now searching for drugs to block it. Strokes happen when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off but much of the harm to survivors' memory and other cognitive function is often actually caused by "oxidative stress" in the hours and days after the blood supply resumes, the authors explain.
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How can we avoid kelp beds turning into barren grounds?

Science Daily - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 1:21pm
Urchins are marine invertebrates that mold the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds as they reduce algal cover and affect the survival of other marine species. To explore global dynamics and the factors that turn kelp beds into barren grounds is the main objective of a new study.
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Saturn's Hazy Moon Titan Holds Clues About Life's Origins

Space.com - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 12:13pm
Titan's "prebiotic" environment consists of molecules that could be a precursor to life.
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Find Cool, Red Stars in the Night Sky This Thanksgiving

Space.com - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 12:11pm
To a casual stargazer, most stars look the same. Some may be brighter, others dimmer, but for the most part, they are all variations on the same theme. All stars are so far away that we see them only as pinpoints of light.
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10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 12:00pm

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and hey, since being kind of contrary is the American way, why not celebrate this most delicious of holidays by watching some of the best TV from the country so many of those early settlers were fleeing? Yes, everybody knows about Sherlock and The Office, but there's a whole cornucopia of excellent and lesser-known British series ripe for the streaming on Netflix. Here's what you should be watching on Turkey Day.

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The Weirdest Incidents Involving Wild Turkeys This Week

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:45am

Wild turkeys were “everywhere” on Cape Cod, despite having once been extinct in Massachusetts. The birds were also booming again in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and New Jersey, where turkey numbers had increased a thousand-fold since 1977, when 22 wild turkeys were brought in from New York and Vermont to restock what was then a virtually turkey-less state. A New Jersey biologist now assured the public: “I think that they are here to stay,” and a local Op-Ed writer attributed the turkey’s success, in part, to polygamy.

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A Stylish App That Helps You Stick to a Budget

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

Most users don’t need charts, they just need to know if a new pair of shoes is going to blow the weekly budget.

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The Next Era of Designers Will Use Data as Their Medium

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

Design has been focused on the surfaces of computing, rendering pixels on screens. But now data is becoming an articulate medium of design, in its own right.

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Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

Two ocean systems that once rose and fell out of synch with each other are now rising in tandem.

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EBay’s Plan to Reinvent Retail Shopping With Magic Mirrors

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

Though most consumers still think of eBay strictly as online shopping, the company's official corporate mission is to become a venue for all commerce---and that means integrating with the physical world.

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Watch GE Test Its Jet Engines by Putting Them Through Hell

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

Manufacturers run tests that are as straightforward as they are awesome: They turn on the jets and start throwing things in there.

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This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

Wired News - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:30am

James Hoff's art glitches music and images with malware like NSA-created Stuxnet and the ILOVEYOU viruses.

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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 10:23am
hcs_$reboot writes Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on Saturday, 8 March 2014, while flying from Malaysia to Beijing with 239 people on board. And 8 months later, after millions of dollars invested in a gigantic search operation, there is still no sign of the aircraft. Now, Australia is developing a new model to predict where the debris of the missing MH370 could wash up. Authorities had initially predicted that the plane's wreckage could drift and come ashore on Indonesia's West Sumatra island after about 4 months of Flight MH370's disappearance. "We are currently working... to see if we can get an updated drift model for a much wider area where there might be possibilities of debris washing ashore," search co-ordinator Peter Foley told reporters in Perth.

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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 8:08am
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis.

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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 8:08am
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis.

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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 8:08am
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis.

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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 8:08am
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis.

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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 8:08am
An anonymous reader writes The UK's Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees and student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in the scheme. The British government will fund two-thirds of the cost of tuition and the host employer the remainder. The "Digital Apprenticeship" scheme will remunerate students at an unspecified level of pay, and though details are currently sketchy, is reported to obviate the need for student loans. The initiative is targeting the skills gap in the digital sector, particularly in the field of web-development and technical analysis.

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