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Finger lengths predict marathon times

... hands! New research shows that the relative lengths of the index and ring fingers can predict your race performance. ... the female sexual hormone, stimulates growth of the index finger. So, if you have a relatively longer ring finger to index finger, that would suggest you had a more masculine ...

Obesity blamed for 12,000 cancers a year

... had what we thought was - the real effect of body mass index. Kat -   So, what do you find from the data? Krishnan ... there were important relationships between body mass index and cancer risk.  And what was quite striking, because ... positive correlation.  So, the higher people's body mass index was the greater their cancer risk seem to be - and for ...

Fingers and Traders

... financiers.  The researchers measured the lengths of the index and ring fingers to find a strong association between ... the finger length and profit or loss. Traders with an index finger shorter than the ring finger were more ... on average, and the larger the ring finger relative to the index finger - known as the 2D:4D ratio - the more money they ...

Jellyfish

Why do you get transparent animals in the sea but not land?

... of this thing called refractive indices. Refractive index is just a fancy word to describe the property of light ... some sort of material, how it slows down. The refractive index of air is very low, whereas the refractive index of materials like glass - glass is a good one, windows ...

Almost perfect anti-reflection coating

... different approach, Reflections occur when the refractive index of a material changes rapidly, eg going from air to glass. If you can change the refractive index smoothly there will be no reflections. This has been ... the problem is that no natural solids have a refractive index close to that of air so there will allways be a ...

Almost perfect anti-reflection coating

... different approach, Reflections occur when the refractive index of a material changes rapidly, eg going from air to glass. If you can change the refractive index smoothly there will be no reflections. This has been ... the problem is that no natural solids have a refractive index close to that of air so there will allways be a ...

Data Recovery

... - Yeah that's right.  It's essentially like going to the index of a book and then taking a pen and then scrubbing out the index entries.  The page with the content is still out there ... effectively are still there and you've still got the index file at the beginning of it, if you can't get your hard ...

Drop of moisturiser on hand

How is skin colour controlled by genes?

... be. These days, we measure for example with a melanin index, so we have a reflectometer machine which can measure ... how light or dark the skin is and it gives us some melanin index of value. For example, the range can be let's say, from ... is slc2485 which has an effect of about 10, 15 melanin index units. That's the most one gene can impact pigmentation ...

It's all in the wrist, or should that be index finger?

... Brosnan, from Bath University, measured the lengths of the index and ring fingers from images of the childrens' hands ... The results showed that the greater the length of the index finger relative to the ring finger, the better the ... more testosterone there is floating around, the longer the index finger, and the team also think that testosterone could ...

Could someone be so short sighted they can see at night?

... The reason the cornea can focus is because the refractive index of air and water are different. But as soon as you put your head under water, the refractive index of the water and the liquid within the eye are the same ... I believe that this is because water has a different index of refraction in air, where our eyes have been designed ...

Earth from space

Down to Earth: optical measurement technique

... it shifts is determined by the material’s refractive index. Water has a higher refractive index than air, which is why things look distorted when you look through a glass of it. However, the refractive index can change with the density of fluid too. Schlieren ...

A mirage in the Mojave desert

What causes a mirage in the road?

... the lens is made of a glass which has different refractive index from the air around it. Air also has its own refractive index which depends on the temperature of the air. So, if you have hot air, it has different refractive index to if you have cold air. On a hot day, the sun will ...

Is your phone wiped after factory reset?

... a book, you have to look up its location in a search index table. Now, some phones, when they wipe the data, they will actually delete both this index table and remove the books from the shelves. But some phones will actually only remove the index table. So, it appears to you as if your data has ...

Is it possible to slow light down?

... you say optically dense, that is exactly what a refractive index means. The factor by which light slows down, when it ... goes through water, is the factor which we call refractive index so, for instance water has a refractive index of 1.3, which means the light is 1.3 times faster when ...

Will AI ever become conscious?

... all and they’re sitting in a little booth surrounded by index cards. There’s a slot in the booth and you can post a ... they don’t understand Chinese - but they can look in the index cards, each of which tell you what to reply in Chinese. So the index card gets posted in, they find the corresponding answer ...

Stars at night

Down to Earth: Spotting Skin Cancer

... Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany to develop the scaling index method. It’s an analysis technique which identifies ... golden beach, the sea lapping at the shore. The scaling index method would take each pixel in that image, draw a ... digital images of a patient’s skin and apply the scaling index method to identify subtle changes in the colour and ...

Scanning for Cancer’s Biochemical Signature

... of whereabouts in the prostate had a higher 'Malignancy index' - i.e. a higher likelihood of being cancerous ... of seven tumours coincided with areas of high malignancy index - the remaining two it is thought were compromised by ... the size of the tumour and the magnitude of the malignancy index - suggesting that this technique could not only ...

LASER WAYS - LASIK (laser) correction of vision

... re-shaped, also using the laser, to the correct refractive index to reduce blurry vision, and then the flap of ... wear glasses or contact lenses if the desired refractive index isn't achieved or if they become astigmatic due to ... the shape of the cornea, to correct the refractive index, LASIK attempts to create the perfect corneal shape, ...

Energy of Light?

... gives a rise to this dielectric constant and refractive index. Of course the refractive index is the ratio by which the light is slowed as it travels ...

What diet & nutritional factors are important for bone strength?

... to work out how important, you can look at the body mass index and a low body mass index is a risk factor for fracture. That's one of the things ...

Learning to forget

... a bit like a library, with a neurological card-file index that logs the location of stored memories. To retrieve the memory you look up where to find it in the index. But as we acquire a lifetime's worth of learning and ...

Cigarettes Are Too Cheap, Apparently !

... a long time. Their argument revolves around 'The Big Mac Index', a measure contrived by Economist magazine a while ... shops with the cost of a Big Mac. According to the Big Mac Index, cigarettes are now much more affordable than they were ...

Out of control: the rubber hand illusion

... rest next to its neighbour. And have someone stroke the index finger of your real hidden hand, and the index finger of the rubber hand at the same time. It's hard ...