Researchers are increasingly looking towards plants and animals for ideas on how to design coatings and textures that imbue surfaces with special properties. Two laser specialists at the University of Rochester in New York have used a laser to mill ridges into pieces of brass, platinum and titanium, and got a similar bouncing effect.
It may shock plenty of people to learn that one of the best examples of how marketing can make or break a career is the Rolling Stones, who wouldn’t be where they are today without the look and antics, despite how great the music is.
Concussions are not as common in Major League Baseball as they are in professional football, but they happen often enough, with players getting hit by pitches, running into walls or catching a knee in the head sliding into a base.
The majority of users, 64%, said the Internet has a positive influence on education. However, 42% also thought the Internet was bad for morality, with only 29% saying the Internet is a good influence. People’s definition of morality differs from country to country, according to Randall Curren, professor of philosophy at University of Rochester.
In a flurry of commentary after his death, conservatives praised Mr. Rasputin as a keeper of the Russian soul, and liberals, even while praising his writing, expressed concern about his nationalist, Stalinist and anti-Semitic views.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has placed 12th nationwide among medical schools in the medical journal Academic Medicine. Doctors say this is an honor especially because this ranking system uses hard data rather than other systems which are more opinion-based.