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2013-06-14 23:04:17

If your next change of car is due in 2020, the new model you drive away from the dealership should boast some revolutionary features that will change forever the way vehicles use energy. Warrendale, PA and New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 If your next change of car is due in 2020, the new model you drive away from the dealership should boast some revolutionary features that will change forever the way vehicles use energy. That´s the conclusion in Philip Ball´s article...

Human Genome Found To Contain Quadruple Helix DNA Strands
2013-01-21 05:09:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the paper describing the double-helix structure of DNA, researchers from Cambridge University reportedly have proven the existence of four-stranded “quadruple helix” DNA structures within the human genome. It was in 1953 that James D. Watson and Francis Crick, also of Cambridge University, published a paper which described the interweaving structure of the double-stranded...

2013-01-19 23:04:35

The latest issue of PS: Political Science & Politics (PS), published by Cambridge University Press, tackles threats facing the climate and the US higher education system, and recaps the accuracy of predictions for the 2012 presidential election published in the journal's final issue of 2012. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Experts from across the political science spectrum have contributed to the debate on all three issues, making for a lively and thought-provoking issue of the...

How Does Salmonella Spread Through The Body?
2012-12-08 07:36:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A study from Cambridge University researchers shines new light on exactly how Salmonella spreads throughout a person's body -- work that could help medical experts overcome roadblocks in the development of vaccines and other forms of therapy to help combat the disease-causing bacteria. By analyzing salmonellae, which are typically found growing inside of immune system cells during an infection, the researchers discovered the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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