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2013-07-22 23:24:36

An AIMS Power inverter runs Princeton’s ‘Power in a Box’ – a humanitarian effort by the university’s Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program – to help Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) this summer. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 A renewable energy system is only as strong as the power inverter it uses. Princeton University students learned that concept early in the development of a portable wind and solar power system – “The...

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2011-02-16 09:21:47

Study helps to establish a new method to estimate rainfall in remote ocean areas A study by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science suggests a new way to estimate how much of the ocean's pollution is falling from the sky. The new findings can help improve scientific understanding of how toxic airborne chemicals, from the burning of fossil fuels and industrial power plants emissions, are impacting the oceans globally. By measuring...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'