Quantcast

Latest Amber Stories

bce46a6f05b7658c3bb75ce15e9df665
2011-05-18 09:53:19

Scientists have used the latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning three-dimensional pictures of a 49 million-year-old spider trapped inside an opaque piece of fossilized amber resin. University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in Germany, created the intricate images using X-ray computed tomography to study the remarkable spider, which can barely be seen under the microscope in the old and darkened amber. Writing in the international journal...

2011-03-23 13:34:18

A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered that insects that bore into trees as long ago 90 million years, or as recently as last summer, leave a calling card that's rich with information. The information is contained in the resin found within trees and on their bark. Resin is produced in large quantities by a tree when it's under attack by insects. Normally, to assess if a tree is under an attack from boring insects researchers have sometimes had to rip patches of bark from...

2011-01-12 10:24:00

ANNOUNCEMENT COMMEMORATES THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD AMBER HAGERMAN ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life-saving AMBER Alerts are now available to the millions of people on the social networking service Facebook. Effective today, Facebook users are able to sign up to receive AMBER Alert bulletins for their state which will be sent to them through the Facebook "News Feed" feature. A total of 53 new AMBER Alert Pages have been...

219d6d58faa3dfcae095cceaf6176e70
2011-01-08 11:16:00

Entomologists of University Jena are the first to reconstruct a fossil insect completely in 3DIts stay on this planet was actually meant to be a very short one. Male twisted-wing parasites (Strepsiptera) usually have a life span of only few hours. However, accidentally a specimen of Mengea tertiara, about the size of an aphid, became preserved for "Ëœeternity': during its wedding flight about 42 million years ago it was caught in a drop of tree resin and subsequently almost...

2011-01-05 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber announced today that it is developing a new generation microorganism to produce biobased succinic acid under exclusive license from Cargill. BioAmber recently commissioned the world's first biobased succinic acid plant and is actively engaged in discussions to build large-scale plants in North America and Asia.  "We plan to use this new technology in all of our commercial plants when it is ready" stated Jean-Francois Huc, CEO. ...

2010-11-28 00:00:07

Silkie chickens are easy to raise, provide delicious, fresh eggs, make excellent family pets, and are perfect for breeding and showing Norco, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2010 A leader in the bearded bantam silkie chicken breeding industry, Amber Waves is proud to offer exotic, conformationally correct silkie chicks for sale. Ornately colored and covered in fluffy, silk-like feathers, silkie chickens are among the most beautiful of the chicken breeds and provide companionship, top-quality eggs,...

2010-11-17 17:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Roberts, Deputy Administrator for the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), presented Dennis Lyle with the AMBER Alert Broadcaster/Media Person of the Year Award during the National AMBER Alert Symposium in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis Lyle is the CEO/President of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) and has been a partner with the Illinois AMBER Alert program since its...

8e026d2fb76afdcc961c9839dae41ee91
2010-10-26 05:20:00

Researchers have discovered more than 700 new species of prehistoric insects in a 50-million-year-old amber deposit in India. The 330 lb. deposit, dubbed Cambay amber, was unearthed in lignite mines in the Cambay Shale on the coast of India's Gujarat province.  It is the oldest evidence of a tropical broadleaf rainforest in Asia, said the international team of researchers from Germany, India and the United States. The bees, termites, spiders, and flies entombed in the newly excavated...

2010-10-14 12:31:00

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanview Publishing announces that it has joined forces with Amber Entertainment for the development of feature films and other entertainment media formats from its catalog of titles. One of the country's leading independent publishers of original mystery/suspense/thriller titles, Oceanview Publishing, by year's end, will have published 40 titles. The first title to be developed will be Ward Larsen's The Perfect Assassin, which will be produced...

0ce84711a328e08c01d50629f4df27561
2010-09-29 06:10:00

Chemical tests on teeth from an ancient burial site containing the 3,550-year-old remains of a teenage boy wearing a unique necklace unearthed near Stonehenge indicate that the person buried there grew up around the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions come from analysis of different forms of oxygen and strontium in the tooth enamel of the remains. A previous skeleton unearthed near Stonehenge was analyzed and was found to also be a migrant to the area. The "Boy with the Amber Necklace," as...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
Related