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Walid Damouny

Metal foam obliterates bullets - and that's just the beginning - 19 views

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    Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than metal plating, the material has obvious implications for creating new types of body and vehicle armor - and that's just the beginning of its potential uses.
Walid Damouny

Stem cells grow fully functional new teeth - 2 views

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    "(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice."
Walid Damouny

Standard model (particle physics) - 1 views

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    "By Casey Johnston | The standard model of particle physics dictates that the world is made up of sixteen types of particles divided into two types: fermions and bosons. The way these particles behave with each other shows that there are four possible kinds of interactions: electromagnetic, strong, weak, and gravitational."
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Primordial weirdness: Did the early universe have 1 dimension? - 1 views

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    "(PhysOrg.com) -- Did the early universe have just one spatial dimension? That's the mind-boggling concept at the heart of a theory that University at Buffalo physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues proposed in 2010."
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Study may help explain cultural differences in forming memory - 3 views

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    "(PhysOrg.com) -- People naturally sort words and objects into categories, a key process in forming memory. But when it comes to how things are mentally organized, cultures dramatically differ in their strategies."
Walid Damouny

Breathing is secret weapon in sports performance: study - 2 views

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    "(PhysOrg.com) -- A 'secret weapon' used by a minority of sportsmen and women and which could make the difference between winning and losing at sport has been revealed by a scientist at the University of Portsmouth."
Walid Damouny

Contagious cancer thrives in dogs by adopting host's genes - 2 views

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    An curious contagious cancer, found in dogs, wolves and coyotes, can repair its own genetic mutations by adopting genes from its host animal, according to a new study in the journal Science.
Walid Damouny

Key information about breast cancer risk and development is found in 'junk' DNA - 0 views

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    "A new genetic biomarker that indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA, according to a new study featuring work from researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and their colleagues."
Walid Damouny

World's oldest human remains claimed in Israel - 0 views

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    "Israeli archaeologists have discovered human remains dating from 400,000 years ago, challenging conventional wisdom that Homo sapiens originated in Africa, the leader of excavations in Israel said on Tuesday."
Walid Damouny

Autism Speaks, Be Informed, What is Autism, An Overview - 2 views

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    Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.
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