Smart Bioactive NO meter

NO (Nitric Oxide) is a radical gas and one of most important signaling molecules in the human body, [Jain 2015] (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6khqpw/nitric_oxide). Everything one does during life e.g., nutrition, physical activities,... continue reading

Are we throwing away fresh water? How much fresh water is going to the landfills?

Several authors have worked and came forward with studies and papers on water use, depletion and virtual water. However little to nothing has been done to study how much water is throwed away and wasted on a daily basis in... continue reading

The Physics of transport processes

The physics of transport processes has been and is currently a very important sector in the description and
understanding of the “infinitely small and big”. Nanophysics is demonstrating in recent years the richness of
phenomena occurring at the... continue reading

Does transpiration in hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata mediate asenic translocation from the roots to fronds via xylem?

Since the first arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata was discovered by Ma et al.(2001), we have clarified somewhat in As detoxification in this fern. It is believed that P. vittata, as a “model fern” for As study, may take up arsenate... continue reading

"I am the law!" - The empirical link between lawyer-lawmakers and legal cost/burden

For better or worse, a large part of the politicians sitting in national/regional parliaments or similar positions of power are trained law professionals. As lawmakers, they have the unique opportunity to influence the amount of available work for... continue reading

Excessive sitting time as predictor of COVID-19 severity

A large body of recent research has identified that excessive time spent sitting down is a major risk factor for mortality from all causes and that it directly contributes to a range of health issues prevalent in first-world countries. Many of... continue reading

Breadth, Depth and Integration: The Three Dimensions of the Polymathy Construct

At the core of the polymathy construct is the person's relationship with knowledge in three dimensions: depth, breadth and integration.

Depth refers to expertise and to the cumulative penetration into certain subjects of interest (in which... continue reading

Dual-Role Actor- A Fresh Look At Bootlegger and Baptists Dynamics

Bruce Yandle’s concept of Bootleggers and Baptists explains how seemingly opposing groups/individuals join forces for a single cause. The Bootleggers stand to gain from advocating the assumed policy position. The Baptists provide moral... continue reading

Explanation for spheno-ethmoid contact on the organ-crowded hominoid anterior cranial floor

The anterior cranial floor is variably configured in primates. The sphenoid and ethmoid bones contact each other in strepsirrhines, orangutans, and modern humans, whereas... continue reading

Contagious yawning as a cure for hiccups

Numerous treatments have been proposed for the relief of persistent or intractable hiccups, i.e., cases in which hiccups last for several days or up to two months or longer. Some of these treatments... continue reading

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