Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Journal

 
 

Cost Benefit of Energy Conservation: Development of a Framework to Assess Conservation Measures in Residential Homes

Cost Benefit of Energy Conservation: Development of a Framework to Assess Conservation Measures in Residential Homes
 
 

Turning Waste Into Food: Cellulose Digestion

Figure 1: Structure of cellulose

Introduction Fiber constitutes an essential element in the human diet. It has been shown to prevent cholesterol absorption and heart disease and help control diabetes (1). The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine recommends the adult male consume at least 38 grams of soluble fiber per day – the...

 
 

Science of Daydreaming

One-third to one-half of our waking hours are spent daydreaming.

Unlike previously thought, the universal phenomenon of daydreaming is a normal part of our cognitive processes. Daydreaming is defined as “spontaneous, subjective experiences in a no-task, no stimulus, no-response situation…[and] includes unintended thoughts that intrude inadvertently into the execution of intended mental tasks… and undirected ideas in thought sampling during...

 
 

Alcohol: From Hydroxyl to Culture

The reward pathway.

Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Spirits, all of them names for the simple molecule CH3CH2OH.  It would be difficult to conceive of a string of letters that have had a greater impact on our global culture.  From semi-clandestine high school parties, to ubiquitous college drinking, and even to such lofty heights as...

 
 
 
 
 

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