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2014-01-13 12:27:34

Arlington, Tennessee home to new global orthopedics headquarters ARLINGTON, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPort Scientific Corporation (HK: 0853), announced on January 9, 2014 the closing of the transaction to acquire the OrthoRecon business from Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI). The transaction establishes MicroPort Orthopedics as the sixth largest multinational hip and knee reconstruction company, with global headquarters in Arlington, Tennessee. As a result of...

2014-01-10 12:21:59

Life-Cycle Assessment Report Shows Significant Decline in Energy Use, Carbon Footprint ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the United States and Canada have declined significantly in recent years according to a new, peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through...

2014-01-08 17:19:59

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas. The Amazon rainforest is the largest terrestrial reservoir or “sink” for carbon dioxide, a gas that has been linked to climate change. Through photosynthesis, the Amazon absorbs 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the...

2014-01-08 12:20:45

Release Follows Successful Beta Testing by Corporate Travel Managers ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today that it has moved FareSight((TM)), the company's Web-based tool for corporate air travel optimization, to general availability status. This release is the result of a successful beta program, which involved more than a dozen corporate travel managers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/PH42829)(Logo:...

2014-01-07 12:21:06

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce an upcoming breakfast with new Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on January 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia. Sworn in on December 20(th), 2013 as the 23(rd) Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of the Air...

2014-01-03 15:21:52

A UT Arlington chemist doing National Science Foundation-funded research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer. Brad Pierce, an assistant professor of chemistry/biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently led a team that examined an oxygen utilizing iron enzyme called cysteine dioxygenase or CDO, which is found in high...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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