Science News Archive - July 13, 2007

DALLAS _ Sap-sucking insects called scale have found a new victim: crape myrtle trees. Scale are tiny insects that look like bumps on leaves or branches of shrubs and trees. Some species have a white, cottony appearance; others have hard, waxy, dark bodies.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) today announced that Mario Salgado has been named to the post of Executive Director, effective September 17, 2007.

The following area students received degrees recently from Pennsylvania State University. Adamstown - Michael S. Elmer, Berks, bachelor of arts, applied psychology; Jennifer B. Mann, Berks, bachelor of science in science with distinction. Akron - Blake C.

Univation Technologies, LLC, announced that Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Co., Ltd, part of the Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, has selected Univation's UNIPOL™ PE process for a 300 kilo-tonnes-per-year polyethylene plant.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.