Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 01, 2012
Brave new world
Starting Jan. 1 2012 biologists will be able to publish new names for algae, fungi and plants in electronic-only journals, according to the new rules for nomenclature accepted by the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011.

Effervescent atomization spray: Understanding the modeling process
Atomization spray is a widely applicable technology in which bulk liquid is separated into fragments and droplets by the action of aerodynamic forces.

Outside temperatures, sun exposure and gender may trigger glaucoma
When it comes to whether or not you will develop exfoliation syndrome -- an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and increased risk of cataract as well as cataract surgery complications -- age, gender and where you live does matter.

Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavior problems in young diabetics
Young diabetics may be struggling to get a good night's sleep, resulting in worse control of their blood sugar, poorer school performance and misbehavior, according to a study appearing in the January edition of the journal Sleep.

Temperature, entropy and protein binding
The binding of proteins to substrates is essential for organic life.
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