Electrons conduct electricity like bouncing balls in Graphene ‘billiards table’

Washington, Sept 16: Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have found that electrons conduct electricity in Graphene the same way balls bounce back from the walls of a billiards table.

Graphene is a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, and, structurally, is related to carbon nanotubes (tiny hollow tubes formed by rolling up sheets of graphene) and buckyballs (hollow carbon molecules that form a closed cage).

Michael Parkinson slams 'top ten' culture in TV industry

Oblivious couple spends the night with wasps under pillow!

London, Sept 16: A couple slept the entire night without realizing that a swarm of wasps had built a nest beneath the pillows of their bed.

Mr and Mrs Hames noticed a strange buzzing when they retired to bed, but they ignored it assuming that it would be a single wasp.

"Clive was tired and told me the wasp could stay there for the night and to go to sleep," Daily Mail quoted Mrs Hames, as saying.

When 57-year- old Vicky Hames got up in the morning, she still heard the buzzing.

Middle class prospered under Musharraf, but want more now

The middle class of Pakistan feels that they have prospered under Musharraf regime, but say that they want more now.

A group of call centre agents of Pakistan who were discussing the political issues was divided about the leader they wanted to see at the pinnacle, but were unanimous on one thing.

"We've done well under Musharraf - we've got better jobs and more economic freedom," said one.

"Now we want more," added another.

PML leadership a bunch of people with vested interest: Benazir

Financial incentives could promote employee weight loss

Washington, Sept 16: Researchers at RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that moderate financial incentives could promote employee weight loss.

In the study, more than 200 participants were recruited from the employees at one university and three community colleges in North Carolina.

Participants were arbitrarily assigned to be given no money, 7 dollar per percentage point of weight lost or 14 dollar per percentage point of weight lost, during the first three months.


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