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2011-02-25 09:18:02

From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task. They must embark on a transoceanic migration, swimming from the Florida coast eastward to the North Atlantic and then gradually migrating over the course of several years before returning again to North American shores. Now, researchers reporting online on February 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have figured out how the young turtles find their way. "One of the great mysteries of...

2011-02-04 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bringing together select leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense, The Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies and the private sector, the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) held the First Annual General William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., USA (Ret.) Awards dinner. This special event occurred on February 3 at the Kenan Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler...

2011-01-26 04:35:04

Singapore-Swiss-American partnership that spans three continents will revolutionise human communication in the 21st centurySingapore, Jan 26, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Need to have a conference with others thousands of kilometres away? A glass-walled room lets all parties interact as if you were all together at one location.Can't be physically present for a meeting? Send your avatar which will take on your appearance as well as gestures and even give you a report of the meeting at the end....

2011-01-14 13:32:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is for lovers and Chapel Hill hopes to romance with highly acclaimed comedy, film, food and overnight getaways. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110114/DC30451) The 11th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival has grown into the largest comedy festival in the South. Acts from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and every city in between flock here to perform, network and develop as the...

2010-12-17 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LOGTECH MBA Program recognized its fifth class of graduates on December 16, 2010 at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, G4 U.S. Army; LtGen Frank A. Panter, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, U.S. Marine Corps; and RADM Sean F. Crean, Deputy Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, U.S. Navy provided a joint commencement message for the ceremony....

2010-12-03 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant General William E. Mortensen, USA (Ret.), Chairman and CEO, Mortensen and Associates, LLC, along with Mr. Rye Barcott, a commercial associate at Duke Energy and cofounder of Carolina for Kibera, Inc., to the company's Board of Directors. The IDB Board of Directors sets the overall direction and philosophy of the organization, providing...

2010-12-02 14:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) (II MEF (Fwd)) completed a Governance and Economics Conference in Research Triangle Park, NC. The conference, developed and delivered by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) through its Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER), gave the II MEF (Fwd) leadership the opportunity to discuss governance and economic issues with senior...

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2010-12-02 14:09:55

New research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigating the effect of temperature on extremely slow chemical reactions suggests that the time required for evolution on a warm earth is shorter than critics might expect. There has been controversy about whether life originated in a hot or cold environment, and about whether enough time has elapsed for life to have evolved to its present complexity. But new research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

2010-11-17 00:00:56

Back Office Service Provider to Rural American Cable Companies Chooses American Craftsman to Design and Build Furniture Chapel Hill, NC (Vocus) November 16, 2010 American Support, a provider of back office services to rural American cable companies in 26 states, has recently completed their move into the East 54 complex in Chapel Hill, NC. American Support worked with American furniture designers and builders to create custom furniture for their space. "When we looked at the...

2010-10-07 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), through its Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER), continued its support of deploying units of the United States military when it recently conducted a conference for the XVIII Airborne Corps focused on interagency cooperation. Ambassador (ret.) David Litt, Executive Director of CSER, chaired the event. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090316/DC84323LOGO)...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'