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2009-06-09 14:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Using an inventive visual strategy that offers the visitor an experience akin to scientists exploring nature, Volume Inc. has redefined the approach to traditional museum exhibitions for the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Under architect Renzo Piano's direction, Volume Inc. collaborated with a design team to create freestanding modules, which float as a seamless extension of the building's architecture. Unlike enclosed exhibits, the...

2009-04-15 10:33:00

Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo Launch San Francisco Seafood Watch(R) Alliance SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo today launched the San Francisco Seafood Watch(R) Alliance aimed at raising local consumer, restaurateur and seafood industry awareness of the importance of acquiring seafood from sustainable sources. Working together,...

2009-01-08 00:33:00

LOS ANGELES and SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iCrete, the world's premiere concrete technology company, has signed a strategic use agreement with Webcor Builders, the largest commercial general contractor and largest concrete contractor in California. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080729/LATU051LOGO) Under the agreement, Webcor will offer the use of iCrete high-performance concrete mixes and quality systems for tall buildings and other major...

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2008-12-02 11:05:00

California Academy of Sciences entomologist finds beetles moving to higher ground In the summer of 1968, Dave Kavanaugh set off on a hike that would change the course of his life. As a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado, he had joined a climbing club with a few members of the biophysics department, and the group had set their sights on Gray's Peak "” the ninth highest mountain in Colorado. Kavanaugh, who has never been able to do anything slowly, scampered up to...

2008-09-26 18:00:53

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corporation , a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that its industry-leading solar cells have been incorporated into the unique architecture of the California Academy of Sciences (Academy) in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif., which is re-opening its new home this weekend. The Academy's new building features a "Living Roof," which was designed...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

Open Energy Corporation (OTC BB: OEGY), a renewable energy company focused on delivering building integrated photovoltaic solutions, today announced that it has completed its largest solar electric installation for the new California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. Designed especially for the Academy by Open Energy and manufactured by Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By Paul Rogers Mercury News The sounds of croaking frogs and squawking macaws fill the humid air. Mist rains down onto armies of leaf-cutter ants and geckos scurrying past tropical orchids. Don't like the rain forest? Walk across the hall and view stars at the domed planetarium instead. Or marvel at the 2,000 tropical fish, giant clam and garden eels swimming in the coral reef downstairs. At the newly reopened California Academy of Sciences, visitors can see the entire world under one...

2008-09-18 21:00:16

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 27, 2008, San Francisco will celebrate the opening of the greenest museum in the world -- the new California Academy of Sciences. Slated for LEED Platinum certification, one of the most spectacular features of the museum is the 2.5-acre Living Roof. Designed by world-renowned living architecture and ecological habitat firm Rana Creek in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and SWA Landscape Architecture, the Academy's...

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2008-08-09 12:20:00

As the Arctic Ocean warms this century, shellfish, snails and other animals from the Pacific Ocean will resume an invasion of the northern Atlantic that was interrupted by cooling conditions three million years ago, predict Geerat Vermeij, professor of geology at the University of California, Davis, and Peter Roopnarine at the California Academy of Sciences. Climate models predict a nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean by 2050. That will restore conditions that last existed during the mid-Pliocene...

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2008-04-24 18:58:20

What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally. Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin to help him get back in the swim of things. Pierre, a venerable 25 years old, was going bald, which left him with an embarrassingly exposed, pale pink behind. Unlike marine mammals, which have a layer of blubber to keep them warm, penguins rely on their waterproof feathers....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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