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birdsong decoded
2014-07-20 09:50:04

Queen Mary, University of London Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike. The analysis used recordings of individual birds and of dawn choruses to identify characteristics of bird sounds. It took advantage of large datasets of sound recordings provided by the British Library Sound Archive, and online sources such as the Dutch...

duck migration wetlands
2014-07-20 09:41:37

Jerett Rion, University of Missouri During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back. The research revealed that mallards use public and private wetland conservation areas extensively as they travel hundreds of miles across the continent. Dylan Kesler,...

2014-07-19 23:02:39

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop. Bethesda, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders. For the first time, they...

2014-07-19 23:00:42

ReportsnReports.com adds "Global and Chinese beta-Carotene (CAS 7235-40-7) Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 This is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese beta-Carotene (CAS 7235-40-7) industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of beta-Carotene (CAS 7235-40-7) including its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores global...

2014-07-19 23:00:39

The emerging markets including China, India, Brazil, and Mexico have became attractive for the companies engaged in the development and marketing of the hematology analyzers and reagents (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hematology-analyzers-reagents-market-153222146.html). (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The report “Hematology Reagents Market by Products (3-& 5- part hematology Analyzers, Point-of-Care, & Fully Automated), Consumables (Reagents & Stains), End Users...

2014-07-19 12:20:43

DALLAS, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com offers "2013 Deep Research Report on China Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Industry" in its store. Companies like Chengdu Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd, Lanzhou Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd, Beijing Tiantan Biological Products Co. Ltd and Liaoning Chengda Biotechnology are profiled in this report available at...

2014-07-18 23:07:37

The Skin Whitening Forever eBook review that was just updated by Vkool.com exposes Eden Diaz’s advanced skincare system that promises efficiency in whitening skin forever. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 According to the Skin Whitening Forever eBook review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a helpful guide that features a series of new information on skincare. This guide also consists of natural and safe remedies for whitening age spots, freckles, skin pigmentations, dark...

2014-07-18 23:04:33

Latest release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) includes improved reporting, with more visible and intuitive information about detections, arranged by threat level. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced major improvements in the new version 7.0 of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP). Since its initial launch, many companies have been able to enjoy the best possible cloud-based protection in a simple, agile and effective...

2014-07-18 23:04:21

Omixon Holotype HLA is a combination NGS Assay and Software product that provides the most accurate high-resolution, high-throughput HLA genotyping available. Budapest, Hungary & Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Global biotechnology company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces the launch of Omixon Holotype HLA™ - a combination Assay and Software product that leverages the power of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), for use on the...

2014-07-18 23:03:33

Leading health and fitness company Metabolic Nutrition today is calling upon other dietary supplement companies and manufacturers to stop “amino spiking” their products and to help bring an end to this misleading practice that defrauds consumers and hurts the industry. While Metabolic Nutrition uses only 100% high-quality, complete whole protein sources, others companies with lower ethical standards often add cheap, filler amino acids such as Glycine and Taurine that artificially spike...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

White Pine
2014-07-15 11:24:08

Hainan white pine (Pinus fenzeliana) is found on the island of Hainan off the southern shores of China. This pine is also known as the Fenzel’s pine  and is related to the Chinese White Pine. This tree is a slow growing tree and can be used for landscaping purposes. The Hainan white pine grows best in full sun and soil that is well-drained but maintains medium moisture. This tree grows to heights between 25 and 35 feet (the largest being recorded at 100 feet) with a crown that spreads...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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