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2014-08-18 23:01:48

Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences received research awards totaling more than $2.4 million during the 2013-14 academic year, making significant advances in securing coveted extramural funds, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at...

2014-08-18 23:01:31

Precision-Paragon [P2] places safety as top priority in energy-efficient lighting retrofit kits. Yorba Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 As fluorescent to LED conversion kits from several manufacturers hit the market, energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] released a statement today reiterating its commitment to the importance of safe, standards-compliant lighting retrofit kits. [P2] is the manufacturer of the TKD LED Troffer Conversion Kit, which retrofits...

2014-08-18 23:01:25

Dr. Steve Smith's practice, Smith Chiropractic, based in Buena Park, comes highly recommended by Power Liens, the largest directory of physicians working on lien and letter of protection. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 With over 4,000 physicians in their network, Power Liens has a special designation for their most experienced and trusted doctors, who consistently deliver quality care. When you see the Power Liens designation of “Preferred Provider,” you can rest...

2014-08-18 20:23:18

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyera Inc., the leader in highest density, all-flash arrays (AFA) that maximize data center efficiency, today announced that current investors from its previous $51.6 million funding round have provided additional capital to the company as it prepares to scale its sales and manufacturing cycles to meet increased demand. Financial terms were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120619/LA26849LOGO Additionally, in order...

2014-08-18 16:27:59

Newly-Combined Company Will be Among the Largest Post Acute Care Providers in the Nation FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post acute care services, based in Kennett Square, PA. "The combination will create an industry leader in the long-term care market, where we believe scale and the...

Software Calculates Leaf Area From Digital Images
2014-08-18 03:30:08

American Journal of Botany Leaf measurements are often critical in plant physiological and ecological studies, but traditional methods have been time consuming and sometimes destructive to plant samples. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed Easy Leaf Area—a free software written in an open-source programming language—to allow users to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds. "It has always been a challenge to measure leaf surface...

2014-08-18 08:25:47

Special 69 Cent Pricing on Holy Moses Begins 8/19 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo & The Bunnymen, finishing up the first leg of a triumphant sold out U.S tour in support of their much-lauded 12(th) album Meteorites, will stop in to The Late Show With David Letterman this week to perform their U.S. single "Holy Moses." The show will air on Thursday, August 21(st). Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Meteorites contains 10 highly personal songs...

2014-08-18 08:21:14

VENICE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most renowned car rental groups in the area is now offering Tesla Model S Performance at the lowest daily rate in the world. The MPG Car Rental group already has a long standing history of providing locals with reliable services in car rentals at extremely affordable prices. They have a sterling reputation in the community, along with an extremely diverse selection of vehicles for about all needs and renters. In addition...

2014-08-17 23:02:15

Announcing the release of the Spectrum theme from Pixel Film Studios, which includes 48 camera options and on-screen controls for Final Cut Pro X Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Creative design technicians from Pixel Film Studios have released a template, Spectrum for Final Cut Pro X. Users can now create beautiful and stylistic looks with ease. “With easy to use controls, the Spectrum Theme is perfect for getting the job done with ease,” says Christian Austin, CEO of...

photo is worth a thousand word
2014-08-17 02:00:38

Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the photographic gist of a kid on Santa’s lap, housecats, or brides and grooms at their weddings. It works by generating an image that...

Latest California Reference Libraries

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

Shasta–Trinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and Shasta National Forests were combined. Shasta-Trinity national Forest holds many features...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

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