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MSNBC (February 1)

Scientists alter the colors of many metals

metal turned diffeent colors

Scientists in Rochester, N.Y., have found a way to turn several metals into an array of colors with the use of a laser. In Friday's Applied Physics Letters, University of Rochester researcher Chunlei Guo cited his latest study, which uses laser light to change the properties of virtually any metal to allow them to become a different color. (Also reported by The New York Times, UPI, Science Magazine,, The Money Times India, CCN Magazine California, Nanowerk LLC Hawaii, Innovations Report Germany,, Thailand, Zee News India, Science Centric Bulgaria and other publications)

International Herald Tribune, France (February 15)

New York university to share its Abraham Lincoln letters online

Lincoln's letters

Barely a year into the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln suggested buying slaves for $400 apiece under a "gradual emancipation" plan that would bring peace at less cost than several months of hostilities. The proposal was outlined in one of 72 letters penned by Lincoln that ended up in the University of Rochester's archives. The correspondence will be digitally scanned and posted online Monday — the Presidents Day holiday — along with easier-to-read transcriptions. (Also reported throughout February and into March by Independent Online, The Times of India, Albany Times Union, Democrat and Chronicle, WCAX-TV Vermont, WHAM TV 13, WHEC TV 10, WROC TV 8, R News, MSNBC, Chicago Sun Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, Denver Post, Brisbane Times Australia, Sydney Morning Herald Australia, The Age Australia, The Hindu India, Los Angeles Daily News, Illinois,, Auburn Citizen New York)

CBS News (February 11)

Living to 100 not so hard: researchers

Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark. "It has been generally assumed that living to 100 years of age was limited to those who had not developed chronic illness," said Dr. William Hall of the University of Rochester. (Also reported by Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Times of India, China Post, Buffalo News, ABC News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, LA Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Newsday, Miami Herald, Seattle Times, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, NPR and many other publications/broadcast)


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