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2010-12-03 07:35:00

Could a video game system benefit those who suffer from Parkinson's disease? That's exactly what researchers at one university in Northern Ireland are attempting to find out. Dr. Cathy Craig of the Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology will conduct the study, which will gauge whether or not playing on the Nintendo Wii gaming system can help those afflicted with the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Craig's study, which is being made possible by a nearly $55,000...

2010-12-02 21:33:56

A fascinating study published in the BMJ shows that although the French drink more than the Northern Irish each week, as they drink daily, rather than more on less occasions, the French suffered from considerably less coronary heart disease than the Northern Irish. Ruidavets and colleagues compared groups of middle aged men in France and Northern Ireland, who have very different drinking cultures and rates of heart disease.The authors found that men who "binge" drink (drink =50 g of alcohol...

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2010-11-24 11:00:49

Research: Patterns of alcohol consumption and ischemic heart disease in culturally divergent countries: The Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME) Belfast's binge drinking culture could be behind the country's high rates of heart disease, according to a paper published on bmj.com on Nov. 23. The study, which compares drinking patterns of middle aged men in France and Belfast, finds that the volume of alcohol consumed over a week in both countries is almost...

2010-10-28 14:25:05

Members of the public could form the backbone of powerful new mobile internet networks by carrying wearable sensors. According to researchers from Queen's University Belfast, the novel sensors could create new ultra high bandwidth mobile internet infrastructures and reduce the density of mobile phone base stations. The engineers from Queen's renowned Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), are working on a new project based on the rapidly developing science...

2010-10-28 10:08:00

BELFAST, Ireland, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has announced its success at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards where the company was voted the top ferry company for a record 18th year. The 'Best Ferry Company' award was presented to Stena Line at a glittering awards ceremony at the Slieve Donard Resort in Newcastle. Northern Ireland Travel News has been organising the awards for the past 19 years and this year's ceremony was hosted by TV personality Craig Doyle with more...

2010-10-22 07:53:00

LONDON, October 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday 19 October 2010 became significant and a memorable day for Russia and Britain, when the grand unveiling of the new Russian masts on the legendary HMS Belfast in London took place in the presence of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh and the Head of the Russian presidential administration Sergey Naryshkin. Russian veterans of the Arctic convoys from Archangel, Yuri Kopytov and George Evtukov, supported Petropavlovsk Group...

2010-10-18 06:15:00

LONDON, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday 19 October 2010 will become historically significant and memorable day for Russia and the United Kingdom. The grand opening of new Russian masts on the legendary HMS Belfast will take place in London. The restoration project of masts began in April 2009 at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg (http://www.nordsy.spb.ru/sv2/index_eng.php). Russian veterans of the Arctic convoys from Arkhangelsk, Yuri Kopytov and Georgi Evtukov, with...

2010-10-11 10:35:00

STORMONT, BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartSine Technologies, Inc. was honored with the Belfast Ambassador Award at the sixth annual Belfast Business Top 50 event in Stormont, Belfast. The award was presented to the company by the Belfast Media Group for pioneering business in developing areas of Belfast, Ireland. HeartSine CEO Greg Cash, who accepted the award at the Long Gallery in Stormont on behalf of HeartSine, said, "We are honored to be singled out for the...

2010-10-04 18:27:46

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed one of the first studies of mephedrone use in Northern Ireland since the drug was outlawed earlier this year Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed one of the first studies of mephedrone use in Northern Ireland since the drug was outlawed earlier this year. They found that the ban did not deter those mephedrone users surveyed from taking the substance. Interviews with 23 mephedrone users were completed during a...

2010-09-20 18:51:50

The widespread use of true random number generators (TRNGs) has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). Members of the Institute's cryptography research team have produced a series of circuits that are up to 50 per cent smaller than anything else currently available. Optimised for digital circuits, FPGA and ASIC, they push...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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