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Article ID: 17755

Protect Lens by Tossing the Cap

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Throw your lens cap away, suggests a University of Alabama at Birmingham photography professor; replace it with a skylight or ultraviolet filter that screws directly onto the lens.

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Article ID: 17749

Republican and Democratic Strongholds and Tradition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The U.S. senatorial race in New York should be one of the most interesting races in the country, and one of the most expensive senate races ever, says a University of Illinois political science professor.

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Article ID: 17748

Gift of Kimonos Seen as Seed of Collection

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thanks to a gift from Tokyo's Habuki Kimono School to the University of Illinois, an art and design professor's students will soon be learning all they ever wanted to know about the cultural and historical significance of the kimono.

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Article ID: 17746

Research Plays Role in Foster-Care Crisis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In recent years the Illinois caseload of foster children is down dramatically, many more children are finding permanent homes with relatives, and the state is being recognized with awards for its efforts.

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Article ID: 17745

Unlearning Misinformation Helps Students Learn

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Unlearning incorrect information is a major step in improving learning, say two University of Illinois professors; before presenting new material, teachers should use a quick diagnostic probe to help locate hidden "icebergs" of misinformation.

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Article ID: 17743

Geology Yields Clues to Cahokian Society

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By using a combination of X-ray diffraction, sequential acid dissolution and inductively coupled plasma analyses, Illinois researchers have established the source of raw material used in the manufacture of figurines and pipes at Cahokia (American Antiquity, 1-00).

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Article ID: 17736

Voice Commands Converted to Mathematical Calculations

Southern Methodist University

The first computer software that can convert voice commands into mathematical expressions has been developed by a Southern Methodist University professor; the software can recognize virtually all mathematical symbols and equations.

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Article ID: 17732

Crime Experts

Purdue University

Six Purdue University experts can discuss various aspects of crime and violence.

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Article ID: 17717

How Much to Buy Out a Congressional Seat?

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Business School research examines whether it is cheaper for interest groups to pour money into the campaigns of their favorite candidates or whether it would be more expedient simply to buy out incumbent politicians they do not like.

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Article ID: 17715

Guatemala's Future Depends on International Support

University of California, Santa Cruz

International support during the coming year will be critical to the future of Guatemala, where lasting peace remains elusive following the negotiated end to its bloody 36-year civil war, says author Susanne Jonas.

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