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New Research Shows Venice Is Now Slipping And Sinking
2012-03-21 11:37:05

Once thought to have stabilized, new measurements reveal that Venice continues to sink slowly. For a while, global rising sea levels were thought to be the cause for the growing waters in the famous canals. Yehuda Bock, a geodesist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California, said about the rising: “Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year.” “It´s a small...

2012-02-20 12:00:00

Learn how to pair food and beer to host your own economical Fat Tuesday Beer Dinner. Then head to http://www.SaveOnBrew.com to check out over 350,000 cheap beer sales and listings in zip codes across America. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 “Fat Tuesday Beer Dinners are one of America´s most sacred and time-honored traditions,” says SaveOnBrew.com´s Greg Thibodeaux. “Generally, a Fat Tuesday Beer Dinner consists of five courses. For instance,...

2010-08-30 07:59:00

DUDERSTADT, Germany, August 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/32079 Christian Kandlbauer, who lost both of his arms in a high voltage accident, uses a unique development which until recently sounded almost like science fiction: An arm prosthesis, the first of its kind in the world, which he controls solely through the power of his mind. In 2008 Otto Bock...

2009-04-30 07:30:00

Concurrent restructuring of outstanding convertible debentures of Victhom to be completed by way of plan of arrangement QUEBEC, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Victhom Human Bionics Inc. ("Victhom", TSX: VHB) and Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH ("Otto Bock") announced today the execution on April 29, 2009 of a partnership agreement to establish a joint venture to develop and commercialize products currently being developed by Victhom's Neurobionix division. The objective of this joint venture is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'