Pain In The Neck: Too Much Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries

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Text messaging on a mobile phone.

The world record for fastest text message typing is held by a 21-year old college student from Utah, but his dexterous digits could mean serious injury later on. Most adults aged 18-21 prefer texting over e-mail or phone calls, and ergonomics researchers are starting to wonder whether it’s putting the younger generation at risk for some overuse injuries — once reserved for older adults who have spent years in front of a computer.

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Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation Of Star’s Final Hours

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Using Maestro, researchers simulate the radial velocity surfaces of a Type 1a Supernova as it approaches the point of ignition.

The precise conditions inside a white dwarf star in the hours leading up to its explosive end as a Type Ia supernova are one of the mysteries confronting astrophysicists studying these massive stellar explosions. But now, a team of researchers, composed of three applied mathematicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two astrophysicists, has created the first full-star simulation of the hours preceding the largest thermonuclear explosions in the universe. Continue reading… “Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation Of Star’s Final Hours”

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Long-term Cooling Trend In Arctic Abruptly Reverses, Signaling Potential For Sea Rise

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Researchers secure a floating platform used to take sediment cores from Sunday Lake in southwestern Alaska.

Warming from greenhouse gases has trumped the Arctic’s millennia-long natural cooling cycle, suggests new research. Although the Arctic has been receiving less energy from the summer sun for the past 8,000 years, Arctic summer temperatures began climbing in 1900 and accelerated after 1950.

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Moon Magic: New Tool To Visualize Past, Future Lunar Eclipses

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Lunar eclipses are well-documented throughout human history. The rare and breathtaking phenomena, which occur when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow and seemingly changes shape, color, or disappears from the night sky completely, caught the attention of poets, farmers, leaders, and scientists alike.

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Calculate Body Shape Under Clothing

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AHhHHHHhhHHH!!! put those digital clothes back on!!!

Imagine you are a police detective trying to identify a suspect wearing a trench coat, baggy pants and a baseball cap pulled low. Or imagine you are a fashion industry executive who wants to market virtual clothing that customers of all shapes and sizes can try online before they purchase.

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