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2012-01-18 19:40:38

Computational Materials researchers at UC Santa Barbara use cutting-edge calculations to determine fundamental optical transparency limits in conducting oxide material tin oxide Researchers in the Computational Materials Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have uncovered the fundamental limits on optical transparency in the class of materials known as transparent conducting oxides. Their discovery will support development of energy efficiency improvements for...

2011-12-20 18:25:24

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have used advanced light microscopy to show that a substance can be differently absorbed by the skin, depending on what it is mixed with. This may determine whether it causes contact allergy or not. "We have also been able to identify specific cells and proteins in the skin with which a contact allergen interacts. The results increase our understanding of the mechanisms behind contact allergy", says Carl Simonsson at the Department of...

2011-08-09 00:00:30

Absorption Pharmaceuticals' new corporate name aligns with its core technology - transdermal absorption of pharmaceutical agents. PROMESCENT, Absorption Pharmaceuticals' topical spray for premature ejaculation, enables users to quickly deliver controllable amounts of lidocaine to the dermis and subcutis/hypodermis in order to reduce senstivity of the penis and delay ejaculation. (PRWEB) August 07, 2011 The developers of the leading over-the-counter topical treatment for premature...

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2010-10-12 23:00:21

Contrary to some previous, highly publicized, reports, ocean acidification is not likely to worsen the hearing of whales and other animals, according to a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientist who studies sound propagation in the ocean.Tim Duda, of WHOI's Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department, undertook a study in response to warnings that as the ocean becomes more acidic"”due to elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)--noise from ships will be...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FUISZ today announced two medical technology advances. First, FUISZ announced that it has received a notice of issuance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for patent claims that cover a direct connection between prescribing physicians and blood analysis devices. The invention allows for the health care provider to set the parameters of allowable analyte levels for each patient and enables simple notifications for any variance out of a...

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2009-12-22 10:54:03

There is little doubt among scientists now that human carbon dioxide emissions are warming the planet. Another problem of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is that CO2 is being absorbed by the oceans, which increases seawater acidity (lowers the seawater pH). This process, termed 'ocean acidification', has received growing scientific and public interest because it threatens certain groups of marine organisms, including corals. Only recently have researchers realized that man-made carbon...

2009-11-16 14:09:08

The system has an important part in the global climate due to its size, its high latitude location and the negative radiation balance of its large ice sheets. Antarctica has also been in focus for several decades due to increased ultraviolet (UV) levels caused by stratospheric ozone depletion, and the disintegration of its ice shelves. During the summer of 1997-1998, measurements of beam absorption and beam attenuation coefficients, and downwelling and upwelling irradiance were made in the...

2008-05-29 17:40:00

Resonators couple individually to electric and magnetic fields to absorb all incident radiation CHESTNUT HILL, MA "“ A team of scientists from Boston College and Duke University has developed a highly-engineered metamaterial capable of absorbing all of the light that strikes it "“ to a scientific standard of perfection "“ they report in the latest edition of Physical Review Letters. The team designed and engineered a metamaterial that uses tiny geometric surface features to...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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