Latest Aquila Stories

2014-07-23 08:31:11

- The candidate drug, developed in Italy in the L'Aquila laboratories of the Biopharmaceutical Group, finds its origins in the research of Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini. NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dompe, a leader in R&D for new therapeutic solutions for the treatment of rare diseases, announces that rhNGF (Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor) has been designated as an orphan drug by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....

2014-03-20 23:30:52

Firm Acquires Pyramid Properties, now AQUILA Management Services Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Tonight, AQUILA Commercial, Austin’s number one local full service commercial real estate firm, celebrates seven years of serving the Central Texas area. AQUILA also officially announces its seventh platform, Property Management, through the acquisition of Pyramid Properties, now AQUILA Management Services. The other AQUILA platforms include asset services, corporate services, retail,...

2014-01-16 20:21:54

- Closes Private Placement Financing for $4.85M -- Acquires 100% interest in the Back Forty Project - TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA) (OTCQX: AQARF) (FKT: JM4A) ("Aquila") and REBgold Corporation (TSX.V: RBG) ("REBgold") announced today that they have completed the following previously announced transactions: I. a statutory plan of arrangement, pursuant to which Aquila acquired 100% of the...

Google Street View Tool Used To Record Earthquake Damage
2013-10-30 11:13:09

Seismological Society of America 2009 L'Aquila quake's destruction revealed through contrast of images A scientist from Cologne University has used Google's online street view scans to document the damage caused by the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake and suggests that the database would be a useful tool for surveying damage caused by future earthquakes. The findings are published in the November issue of the Seismological Research Letters. The magnitude 6.3 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in the...

2013-10-17 10:45:27

Discovery offers hope of new, shorter HIV treatment if drugs are started right away Scientists have discovered a critical new clue about why some people are able to control the HIV virus long term without taking antiviral drugs. The finding may be useful in shortening drug treatment for everyone else with HIV. These rare individuals who do not require medicine have an extra helping of a certain type of immune protein that blocks HIV from spreading within the body by turning it into an...

2012-11-13 10:17:15

In late October, Italian scientists have been sentenced for supposedly not having warned sufficiently against the severe earthquake of L'Aquila 2009. On occasion of this verdict, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the French Académie des sciences publish a statement concerning the handling of risks situations by scientists. We forward the statement in the exact wording. Joint Statement of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the French...

Latest Aquila Reference Libraries

2006-02-27 12:38:30

The Wahlberg's Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi) is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. Average length is 55-60cm in length and wingspan 130-160 cm. This eagle breeds throughout most of Africa, south of the Sahara. It prefers woodland areas, often near water. It builds a stick nest in the fork of a tree or the crown of a palm tree. The clutch is one or two eggs. This medium-sized raptor has mostly dark brown plumage except for dark streaked grey undersides to the flight...

2006-02-27 11:52:44

The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae (like all eagles). It is about 60 cm in length and has a wingspan of 150cm. There are two known populations. The birds that breed in central and eastern Europe winter in Africa. Additionally, there is a resident Indian race, which is sometimes considered a separate species (Aquila hastate). This species prefers open or lightly wooded country where it lays 1-3 eggs in a tree...

2006-02-27 11:42:09

The Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), sometimes referred to as simply the Spotted Eagle, is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It is about 65 cm in length and has a wingspan of 160 cm. This bird's breeding habitat ranges from northern Europe across Asia. It winters in southeastern Europe, the Middle East and south Asia. It prefers fairly wooded country where it lays 1-3 eggs in a tree nest. Its diet consists mainly of small mammals and similar, mainly...

2006-02-27 11:17:08

The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It measures roughly 62-72 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165-185 cm. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) and the two forms were considered to be conspecific. However, DNA studies have now shown that these two birds are not even closely related. It breeds throughout most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across...

2006-02-27 11:03:10

The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. It is roughly 62-74 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165-190cm. It was once considered to be closely related to the non-migratory Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. DNA studies have now shown that these birds are not even each other's nearest relatives. The Steppe Eagle can be found from Romania east through the south Russian and...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.