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Visualizations Help Communities Plan For Sea-level Rise
2012-02-20 04:00:08

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have produced computer visualizations of rising sea levels in a low-lying coastal municipality, illustrating ways to adapt to climate change impacts such as flooding and storms surges. The researchers are working with a municipality south of Vancouver, Canada that is surrounded by water on three sides and is expecting the sea-level to rise by 1.2 meters by 2100 — a change that would affect a number of waterfront homes, inland suburban...

2008-12-23 15:22:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP) today announced that President and CEO, Kevin Hrusovsky, will present at the J.P. Morgan 27th Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California, on January 15, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. PST. A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://metameetings.com/webcasts/jpmorgan/healthcare09/directlink?ticker=CALP. An archived edition of the presentation will be available for 90 days....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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