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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 -   We ... thought there were important relationships between body mass index and cancer risk.  And what was quite striking, because this was a broad ...

Finger lengths predict marathon times

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

Fingers and Traders

... 44 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 successful, on average, and ...

Almost perfect anti-reflection coating

... a 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 known for a long ...

Almost perfect anti-reflection coating

... a 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 known for a long ...

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 in the middle of ...

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 and compared the ... The results showed that the greater the length of the index finger relative to the ring finger, the better the subjects performed in ...

How is skin colour controlled by genes?

... would be. These days, we measure for example with a melanin index, so we have a reflectometer machine which can measure skin reflectance - ... 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 25 to 100 where ...

Is your phone wiped after factory reset?

... access 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 ...

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 for instance 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 ...

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 ...

Scanning for Cancer’s Biochemical Signature

... of whereabouts in the prostate had a higher 'Malignancy index' - i.e. a higher likelihood of being cancerous tissue.The prostates were ... out of seven tumours coincided with areas of high malignancy index - the remaining two it is thought were compromised by being close to the ...

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 epithelium is laid back on ... to wear glasses or contact lenses if the desired refractive index isn't achieved or if they become astigmatic due to irregular healing of ...

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 experiences, the ...

Cigarettes Are Too Cheap, Apparently !

... for a long time. Their argument revolves around 'The Big Mac Index', a measure contrived by Economist magazine a while back, which compares ... shops with the cost of a Big Mac. According to the Big Mac Index, cigarettes are now much more affordable than they were in the 1960's and ...

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 that we plug-in ...

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 to resist forming ...

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 through the solid ...

Living near take-aways can make you fat

... knew how much these people weighed. We knew their body mass index and we knew how much takeaway food they consumed. So, we kind of put ... tended to be heavier.  So, they tended to have a body mass index, more than those least exposed by over a unit. They were also nearly ...

Sizzling Science - The Science of Food

... During today's talk you were mentioning about the glycaemic index. What is this and why is it important when it comes to understanding about parts of the diet? Susan - The glycaemic index is a measure of how rapidly the energy in food is absorbed into the blood ...

The World's First Certified Contraceptive App

... Contraceptives effectiveness are generally measured in pearl index, so they tell how many women get pregnant in a year when using this ... year for all possible reasons; that’s a typical use pearl index. And five women out of a thousand get pregnant in a year because we give ...

Restoring the Masters

... weren't meant to see like under drawing, is the refractive index over time changes and you start to see things which once were covered. ... you start to see them because of this change in refractive index. Ginny - And refractive index is how the light is bent when it hits ...

Barcode of Marine Life

... it belongs to. And so with barcodes you can get a kind of an index of biodiversity. It isn't the same as naming species but it actually is ... and also use environmental barcoding to do this kind of index. We call it a genomic signature, a genomic fingerprint so that each ocean ...