The spin doctors

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A placebo, meaning 'I will please' and its opposite the nocebo, meaning 'I will harm,' relate to the interaction between doctor and patient. So strong is the mind in this interaction that doctors must watch that they use encouragement rather than unwarranted pessimism as it can effect healing.

Author: Wade, Nicholas
Health aspects, Analysis, Column, Placebos, Mind and body, Mental healing

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Lighten up!

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The trend towards revolutionary weightless bicycles continues as more bicycle manufacturers incorporate state-of-the-art materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium and beryllium in their product designs. Lighter bikes, though costly, allow for increased cycling speed for racing.

Author: Olsen, John
Innovations, Evaluation, Bicycles, Weightlessness

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Scroll-sawn decorative panels: magic in metal

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A decorative scroll-sawn panel lends character and depth to a project when it has been made from a thin sheet of metal. The technique also offers all kinds of different possibilities for making one-of-a-kind craft items.

Usage, Design and construction, Sheet-metal, Sheet metal, Plates (Engineering), Metal plates (Building materials)

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