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February 15, 2012


World’s Most Important Person Finally Gets His Own Bed
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World’s Most Important Person Finally Gets His Own BedJeremy Lin went from sleeping on his brother’s couch a couple of weeks ago to subletting a $3,800-a-month apartment in Westchester’s Trump Tower from former Golden State Warriors teammate (and former Knick) David Lee. Next stop Gracie Mansion??
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RSA Flaw Found
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RSA Flaw FoundJohn Markoff at The New York Times is reporting on a new flaw in the RSA encryption method. European and American mathematicians posted their research online ahead of a conference, because they thought the flaw was too profound to delay.

RSA relies on the product of two large prime numbers…

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Jamming Robot Gripper Learns to Throw Stuff, Humans Surrender
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Jamming Robot Gripper Learns to Throw Stuff, Humans SurrenderThat squishy dollop of brilliance that is the jamming robot gripper has learned a new trick: Roboticists at Cornell and the University of Chicago have taught it to throw stuff.A quick refresher: The gripper is simply a latex balloon filled with coffee grounds. The grounds move around each other like grains of sand and can conform to objects and complex surfaces, but when air is pumped out of the balloon, the grounds all “jam” together into a solid mass, yielding a strong hold on whatever the gripper is in contact with…

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Four Plant Extracts Discovered For Possible Weight Loss
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Four plant extracts that may be effective in fighting and preventing obesity have been identified through in vitro examinations by a team of researchers from the University of Granada. The team then tested the extracts on rats. Although results from the assays show promise, additional investigations on animals are needed in order to assess and verify the anti-obesity effects of these extracts…

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Nortel Penetrated by Hackers Since at Least 2000
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Nortel Penetrated by Hackers Since at Least 2000There is a long but fascinating story about hacking in today’s Wall Street Journal that should send a cold chill into every corporate board room. It concerns the infiltration of Nortel Networks’ computer systems by suspected Chinese-based hackers since at least the year 2000.According to the WSJ, the hackers–using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including the CEO–“downloaded technical papers, research and development reports, business plans, employee emails and other documents” for the past decade or more…

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Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Labloratory, February 2012
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Alejandro Lopez-Bezanilla used the computing power of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer, America’s fastest, to study the effects of adding oxygen, sulfur and hydrogen to nanoribbons made of boron nitride. An upgrade is transforming Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer, America’s fastest, into Titan, a next-generation supercomputer that will employ the latest AMD Opteron central processing units as well as NVIDIA Tesla graphics processing units — energy-efficient processors that accelerate specific types of calculations in scientific application codes…

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Top Reasons Why People Don’t Lose Weight From Loyola Expert
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Only 20% of the two-thirds of Americans who report being on diet will be successful. Underestimating calories and portions, overestimating exercise, skipping meals and lack of sleep are the top four reasons why people who diet do not lose weight plus statistics and research from Loyola University Health System physician who leads Gottlieb Medical Weight-Loss Program.

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Fancy Private Schools Are Just So American
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Fancy Private Schools Are Just So AmericanWealthy New Yorkers are famously obsessed with getting their kids into just the right very expensive private school, where they can study, say, Zen dance. But that’s not the case for the many well-to-do immigrants who’ve moved to the city in recent years. According to the Times, Western European families living in New York are particularly turned off by the homogeneity of top private schools…

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Air Pollution Tied To Cognitive Decline, Stroke
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Two studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on Monday suggest that air pollution at levels experienced by most Americans or considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency is linked to higher risk of cognitive decline and stroke. Cognitive decline is a normal process of aging and is characterized by difficulties with memory, information processing, language, and other thinking skills…

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Santorum Is the Next George Washington, According to Michigan Ad
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Santorum Is the Next George Washington, According to Michigan AdRick Santorum’s surging campaign is not shy. In a new fast-paced ad dubbed “Quotes,” currently airing throughout Michigan, a series of praises from prominent conservative voices flashes across the screen, alternating with moments from the trail. The quotes, presented with action movie montage music, come from Mike Huckabee (“I adore Rick Santorum’s conviction”) and the Wall Street Journal (“We score Santorum’s economic agenda bolder than Romney’s), among others…

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Zebrafish May Hold Key to Repairing Serious Eye Conditions
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U-M researchers take an important step in understanding retina regeneration, suggesting new possibilities for developing treatments in humans.

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The science behind “broken heart syndrome”
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The science behind “broken heart syndrome”During Valentine’s season, it’s not hard to run across articles on what’s come to be called broken-heart syndrome. These often open with a touching story of a long-married couple that died within days of each other.
Many of these articles lump two completely different conditions under the “broken heart” heading…

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Vitamin D Therapy Does Not Improve Certain Cardiac Measures for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
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Patients with chronic kidney disease who received the vitamin D compound paricalcitol for up to 48 weeks did not show improvement on measures of cardiac structure, function, or left ventricular mass, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the February 15 issue of JAMA.

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“When Will I See Results?”
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“When Will I See Results?”“When will I see results?”
In this fast-paced world we live in people want immediate results. They want results before they even have had time to start. But guess what? That doesn’t happen with fitness. Even if you’re doing everything correctly and perfectly, it will still take TIME…

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Small Vessel Damage In The Brain
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The February issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, carries a report this month on the Mediterranean diet. It appears that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces the burden of white matter hyperintesity volume. White matter hyperintesity volume is a marker of small vessel damage in the brain…

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High Population Density Greatest Risk Factor for Water-Linked Diseases
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Water-associated infectious disease outbreaks are more likely to occur in areas where a region’s population density is growing, according to a new global analysis.

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Innovation Is Hard
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Steven Cherry: Hi, this is Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum’s “Techwise Conversations.”

Sometimes, a tech journalist’s job is pretty easy. Take the Kodak bankruptcy. Here’s the
New York Times lead, for example: “Eastman Kodak, the 131-year-old film pioneer that has been struggling for years to adapt to an increasingly digital world, filed for bankruptcy protection…

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Lead Levels In Lipstick Much Higher Than Previously Thought
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A recent study conducted by the U.S Food And Drug Administration (FDA) reveals that over 400 popular lipstick brands contain twice as much lead as previously believed – up to 7.19 parts per million (ppm). Mark Mitchell, M.D., MPH, policy advisor of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice and co-chair of the Environmental Health Task Force for the National Medical Association comments: “Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can ass up to significant exposure levels…

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Justin Bieber ‘Dream Date’ Shines Light on Rare Pediatric Cancer
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A six year old Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center patient, who has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor went on a “dream date” with Justin Bieber, thanks in part to a Facebook campaign to have her meet the pop star. As important as the date itself, however, is the attention it has focused on atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, or AT/RT

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How Much Do Children Sleep?- Is It Ever Enough?
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In a recent study published online in Pediatrics, Australian researchers state that although many people believe children today are not getting the adequate amount of sleep, this is not a new development. For decades, babies upon babies have not been getting the recommended amount of shut-eye, or so some people think…

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