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Clogged, Plugged & A Pain – A ‘Smart’ Drain To The Rescue

HOUSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Clogged drains are an inconvenience that most of us will have to deal with at some point. We often use harsh chemicals to clear the drain, but could there be a better way? We’ll tell you about a new drain trap that could finally eliminate the clogs in your life.

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Clogged, Plugged & A Pain – A ‘Smart’ Drain To The Rescue

Physics Behind Fly Fishing

MERCERSBURG, PA (Ivanhoe Newswire) --It’s time to put away the ski poles and get out the fishing poles, but there’s more to fishing than meets the eye. And once you get the hang of your rod and reel—then try to fly fish. It changes the game completely. Next, we’ll tell you about the physics behind fly-fishing.

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Physics Behind Fly Fishing

'Brain Suites' Replacing Operating Rooms

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, 20 million Americans undergo surgery. But surgeries can be risky, and complications can happen during and after a procedure. Now, a new high-tech operating room is helping make surgeries safer.

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'Brain Suites' Replacing Operating Rooms

Turning Brainwaves Into Music

HARTFORD, Conn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Music … we hear it on the radio. We play it on our iPods. We dance to it. Why do we love music so much? As one philosophy professor is showing, it could be because it's within us all. He's proving music is more than skin deep.

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Turning Brainwaves Into Music

Doctors Playing Doctor

Every year 36,000 U.S. children are born with heart defects -- abnormalities that keep their hearts from functioning properly, putting their lives at risk. Now, a virtual tool is giving surgeons a new way to predict and improve the outcome for these tiny patients, before they ever get to the OR

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Doctors Playing Doctor

Car Safety: Firefighters Improve Rescues

MCKINNEY, Texas (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- While that new car you're driving may make you feel safe on the road, what happens if you end up in a wreck? Now, local fire crews are going high-tech to find the best way to rescue you.

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Car Safety: Firefighters Improve Rescues

Firefighter Safety: Preventing Burns On the Job

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Firefighters are trained to rush into burning buildings when everyone else is rushing to get out. Protective clothing keeps them safe from flames, but intense heat can still cause burns. Researchers are heating things up in the lab to help keep firefighters safe on the job.

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Firefighter Safety: Preventing Burns On the Job

Heart Health: Looking Inside X-Ray-Free

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is a dangerous condition where the heart beats irregularly. It's a major cause of stroke and affects over two million Americans -- mostly the elderly. Treatment is possible, but it doesn't come without risks. Now, there's a new, safer way to treat A-Fib.

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Heart Health: Looking Inside X-Ray-Free

Making a Blockbuster

EVANSTON, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- On March 7th, the who's who of Hollywood will be headed to the Oscars. Ten movies are vying for the top spot. This year's Avatar is a smash hit, raking in more than $2 billion worldwide to become the highest grossing movie of all time. So what makes a Hollywood movie a big hit? Is it the big named celebrities starring in it, the director, or the mind-blowing special effects?

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Making a Blockbuster

Tracking Alzheimer’s

LOS ANGELES, (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease strikes one in eight Americans over age 65.

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Tracking Alzheimer’s

3-D Mri For Hearts

SALT LAKE CITY (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Your heart is racing and you feel faint. You may be one of the 3.5 million Americans suffering from atrial fibrillation, or heart arrhythmia.

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3-D Mri For Hearts

Fast And Furious College Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Students from all over the country compete in a racecar competition engineered to test what they've learned. One amateur racing team could give any professional racer a run for their money.

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Fast And Furious College Kids

Jump Higher, Spin Faster: The Science of Dance

CARLISLE, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Shawn Johnson took home the gold in gymnastics and the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars. But dancing requires more than just beauty and grace. There's science behind that fancy footwork.

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Jump Higher, Spin Faster: The Science of Dance

Science Behind Strikeouts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The boys of summer are here. Whether you're a sports fanatic with season tickets or have a kid in little league -- there's a lot more to baseball then hitting homeruns.

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Science Behind Strikeouts

Going Green & Saving Jobs: Win-Win!

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Twelve-and-a-half-million Americans are out of work right now. In a time where pink slips are being used more than post-its, one company is going green … to make some green. Changing how we make things could help change our economy.

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Going Green & Saving Jobs: Win-Win!

Walk-In MRI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A traditional MRI is a great tool. But for some, its close quarters can be scary, and for doctors, it can only give images of a patient lying down. A new upright MRI could change the way doctors treat patients.

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Walk-In MRI

Detecting Asthma

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 22 million Americans. There's no cure, but new research is looking at asthma patients in a whole new way.

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Detecting Asthma

Bacteria as Art

SAN DIEGO, CA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There was a time when doctors thought antibiotics could cure all. It's a different story today as drug-resistant bacteria emerge in places like hospitals and schools. To keep up with changes in bacterial behavior, scientists are fighting bacteria using an artistic approach.

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Bacteria as Art

Next Generation of Heart Stents

ROCHESTER, Minn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A common heart problem may now have a magnetic solution. Researchers are using the laws of attraction to make heart stents that unclog blood vessels more safely.

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Next Generation of Heart Stents

Pain-Free Golf Swinge

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Golfers losing on the course now have a new -- and real -- excuse for a poor game. Experts say foot pain can get in the way of your performance on the course.

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Pain-Free Golf Swing

Crash Test Dummies Keep Kids Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Seatbelts save lives, but older kids are more at risk for injuries during an accident than younger children. Now, car makers are working to reduce that risk. A new child crash test dummy is being put to the test to help save more lives.

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Crash Test Dummies Keep Kids Safe

Water Detects Breast Cancer?

DETROIT, Mich. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year more than 18-million women get a mammogram. But up to 15% of mammograms miss tell-tale signs of cancer. Now, a new technology that’s better at finding cancer and saving lives could be available.

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Water Detects Breast Cancer?

One Second Heart Scans

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The latest generation of CT scanners is here, capturing pictures of whole organs in seconds!

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One Second Heart Scans

Every Second Counts

IRVINE, Calf. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We are currently in a La Nina event. Confused about the difference between El Nino and La Nina? We know it impacts our weather -- but it will also impact our time

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Every Second Counts

Science of Sailing

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If the cold winter months have you dreaming of sand, surf, and wind blowing through your hair, now may be the time to plan a sailing vacation.

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Science of Sailing

Creating a 21st Century Video Game

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Summer's almost over...but the fun isn't over just yet! At Noah's Ark Waterpark, there's the "Flash Flood," the "Black Anaconda," and the "Stingray!"

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Creating a 21st Century Video Game

Slam Dunk Science

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Summer's almost over...but the fun isn't over just yet! At Noah's Ark Waterpark, there's the "Flash Flood," the "Black Anaconda," and the "Stingray!"

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Slam Dunk Science

Safer MRI Scans

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Summer's almost over...but the fun isn't over just yet! At Noah's Ark Waterpark, there's the "Flash Flood," the "Black Anaconda," and the "Stingray!"

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Safer MRI Scans

Making Waves

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Summer's almost over...but the fun isn't over just yet! At Noah's Ark Waterpark, there's the "Flash Flood," the "Black Anaconda," and the "Stingray!"

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Making Waves

Virtual Lab

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Students learning science in the classroom can now give their textbooks a break.

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Virtual Lab

Science Of Skateboarding

BOWIE, M.D. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Skateboarding is the third most popular sport with teenagers, but learning to balance on a board with wheels isn’t easy.

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Science Of Skateboarding

Super-Powered Stethoscope

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The roar of a fire truck ... the whine of ambulance sirens ... MedEVAC helicopters overhead. They're first at an accident scene, but they're also loud -- making some emergencies too noisy for paramedics and doctors to listen to a patient's vital signs with a stethoscope.

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Super-Powered Stethoscope

Little Shop of Physics

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Using combs, cones, smoke and mirrors -- combined with scientific concepts, more than 15,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students a year learn physics can be fun when they visit Brian Jones' "Little Shop of Physics."

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Little Shop of Physics

Ice, Ice Baby

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Icicles can be dangerous and deadly, yet they can create some of the most amazing winter scenes. And for scientists, those winter scenes are playgrounds for discovery.

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Ice, Ice Baby

New Disaster Warning Standard

RESTON, Va. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- When a natural disaster strikes, watch out! Buildings crumble, roads are swept away, and homes and lives can be destroyed in seconds.

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New Disaster Warning Standard

Targeting Cancer in 3-D

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- More than half of all cancer patients will have radiation therapy. Planning treatment is tough for doctors because they have to look at stagnant images and visualize exactly where a tumor is located. Now, a 3-D dome gives them a better view.

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Targeting Cancer in 3-D

Latest in LASIK

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- In just a few minutes ... LASIK eye surgery has Kelli Tette, saying goodbye to glasses! "I can see so much better than I ever did even with my glasses or contacts on," she says.

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Latest in LASIK

What Makes Your Cereal Go Snap, Crackle, Pop

MINNEAPOLIS (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Snap, crackle, pop! Does your cereal talk to you? Rice Krispies -- the breakfast that talks to you -- has been around for nearly 80 years, but scientists have only recently figured out why it makes that noise.

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What Makes Your Cereal Go Snap, Crackle, Pop

Safer Scans for Pregnant Women

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It's hard enough being pregnant, but for some women, what happens during pregnancy can put their and their baby's life at risk. A simple scan at the hospital could increase the chance of developing cancer. Now, a new scan is making it safer for doctors to help pregnant women who are in pain.

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Safer Scans for Pregnant Women

Ultrasounds: From Space to Sports

DETRIOT (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- From space to sports, the ultrasound machine is getting around. Ultrasound isn't just for babies anymore!

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Ultrasounds: From Space to Sports

Oh, My Aching Back!

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- A simple everyday move moved Timothy Pickens to unimaginable pain.

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Oh, My Aching Back!

Fighting Fire With Sound

HOUSTON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- These students are on a mission. "We're experiencing zero gravity right now. It's also the only place you can do that besides outer space," says a student from University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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Fighting Fire With Sound

"Cool" Car

GOLDEN, Colo. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The average driver uses 30 gallons to 40 gallons of gasoline each year just running the car's air conditioning. That adds up to seven billion gallons of gas annually. At the Department Of Energy's "National Renewable Energy Lab," engineers are researching ways to cool the people in the car rather than the entire car.

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Cool Car
Liquid Body Armor

NEWARK, Del. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Hard, heavy, stiff and bulky is how most cops describe their bullet-proof vests, but relief could be in sight. One coat of this gooey liquid turns soft fabric into a tough, stab-proof, bullet-proof material.

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Liquid Body Armor

Pain-Free Computers for Kids

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- These days, teenagers use computers for hours every day. But over time, all that logging on may be putting the kind of strains on their bodies that used to only be seen in adults. If your teens are on the computer all the time now, these new techniques may keep them pain-free later in life.

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Pain-Free Computers for Kids

Jurassic Docs

PITTSBURGH (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Think you have nothing in common with a Tyrannosaurus rex or animals from the Jurassic era? Think again. A first-of-its-kind program combines med students, paleontologists, and cutting-edge technology ... And the program's founders say doctors of tomorrow will be better ... if they study dinosaurs to uncover prehistoric medical links between the present and the very distant past.

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Jurassic Docs

The Mysterious Gravity Hill

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Mystery spots of land, often known as gravity hills, are found throughout the United States and seemingly pull objects uphill.

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The Mysterious Gravity Hill

Lightning: Fact Or Fiction?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- We've all been caught in the middle of a storm, but what you don't know about lightning may surprise you! Lightning kills, on average, about as many people each year as tornadoes do, and more than 500 people are injured each year. What else do you need to know about lightning?

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Lightning: Fact Or Fiction?

Sun Darkens Electronics

WESTFORD, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The sun guides our daily routine and impacts us in ways you may not even notice. In fact, the sun can play havoc with our communications systems. Now, a new discovery may help predict when and where this will happen and help keep your cell phone static free.

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Sun Darkens Electronics

Lights of the Future

TROY, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Do you know what your home will look like in the future? The future is now here with new lights that almost never have to be changed.

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Lights of the Future
Waking up Teens!

TROY, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Teenagers are notorious for staying up late, hitting the snooze button and always running late. Now, however, new research shows they can adjust to a schedule simply by sitting in front of a light.

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Waking Up Teens

Evaluating Your Vino

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- If you are thinking about buying some good wine, you may want to consider giving the bottle an MRI first.

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Evaluating Your Vino

Detecting Breast Cancer Early

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Two-hundred thousand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States. Mammograms, however, may not be the best way to detect it. Now, there's a new test to help doctors pinpoint and treat breast cancer.

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Surviving Hard Hits

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The hard-hitting sport of football often sends players to the sidelines with injuries. Now, a new, soft material offers better protection for football players, keeping them in the game and off the injured list.

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Surviving Hard Hits
Sonic Golf Club

LA JOLLA, Calif. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The game of golf is all about physics, from gravity to the flex of the shaft. That's why a Yale physics professor is combining his expertise and love for the game to create an amazing new golf club that could help you improve your swing.

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Sonic Golf Game

Portrait of America

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- From Polaroid to digital, our cameras have come a long way. One man is now capturing even more detailed images than ever before. At 4,000 mega-pixels each, these photos contain 1,000-times-more pixels than an average digital camera image.

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Portrait of America
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