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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Scientists Make A Mini Mona Lisa 30 Microns Wide

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have “painted” the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width – or one-third the width of a human hair. The team’s creation, the “Mini Lisa,” demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nanomanufacturing of devices because the team was able to vary the surface concentration of molecules on such short-length scales.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/06 at 12:51 PM
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sleep-Deprived Teens Make Bad Food Decisions

Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding, presented at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/27 at 12:12 PM
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Embargoes Work

Newswise presents evidence based on quantitative data that embargoes enhance news coverage. Journalists like and use embargoed news. In our experience, embargoes serve as an icon for newsworthy releases.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 06/12 at 02:32 PM
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Friday, May 31, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Photographers, Continued Changes to Media Landscape

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Another sign of the times for a changing media landscape, the Chicago Sun-Times announced Thursday that they are letting go of the entire staff of photographers at the historic newspaper company.  We share some thoughts about what this means for journalism, photographers, reporters, and media relations professionals, and invite you to discuss with us in our World Press Gallery group on LinkedIn. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/31 at 10:58 AM
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Friday, May 31, 2013

Changing Media Landscape: No More Photogs at Chicago Sun-Times, Plus Our Tips for Communicators

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Media relations professionals these days are successful when they act more like a freelance field office for the news industry, charged with covering their institution - not just issuing communiques and press releases on it’s behalf.  Now, with developments like the Chicago Sun-Times laying off their photogs, media relations professionals trying to get stories placed within that paper might have an edge if they provide ready-to-use graphics with their news releases.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/31 at 10:10 AM
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reporter Feedback: Newswise Quailty and Organization Preferred over Other Services

Media subscribers prefer the quality of content and organization they get with the Newswise wires and website.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/22 at 10:53 AM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sitting Time Associated with Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases

Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:40 PM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hunt for Distant Planets Intensifies

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Armed with new tools, University of Chicago astronomers search for worlds like Earth.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:13 PM
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Featured News Releases in the Daily Wire

The Daily Wire now includes Featured News Releases with special promotion for top stories with research and images, selected by Newswise staff each day.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 02/18 at 05:24 PM
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs

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Scientists build new tree of life for placentals using ‘phylophenomics,’ visualize common ancestor.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/11 at 01:49 PM
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