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2009-09-26 10:43:04

Chinese officials say they will begin an effort to raise a sunken ship that dates from the Ming Dynasty as soon as weather permits. The wreck, which was discovered in 2007 off Guangdong Province, is laden with more than 10,000 pieces of porcelain and sank during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from 1573 to 1620. Chen Jianwu, a spokesman for Nan'ao County, told the Xinhua news agency that the remains of the ship will probably be brought to the surface from its resting place...

2009-09-21 05:00:00

A National Energy Summit & International Dialogue Alert September 23 - 24, 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, will deliver a key speech on energy at the upcoming National Energy Summit & International Dialogue, September 23, in Washington D.C. Chu is the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy and is charged with helping implement an ambitious agenda to invest in alternative and renewable energy and address the global...

2009-07-17 14:22:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to Energy Secretary Chu's return visit from China to discuss global energy use, ACCCE senior vice president of communications, Joe Lucas, released the following statement: "Secretary's Chu recent visit to China underscores the importance of international involvement in addressing climate change concerns. "China's use of coal has exponentially increased in the last decade and by all signs, will only continue to rise. As we look...

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2009-07-15 09:28:57

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Chinese officials have announced plans to develop a U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center. Chu, China's Minister of Science Wan Gang and Administrator of National Energy Administration Zhang Guo Bao, said the center will facilitate joint research and development on clean energy by teams of scientists and engineers from both nations. The center will also serve as a clearinghouse to help scientists in each country. Priority topics to be addressed will...

2009-06-28 17:40:19

A landscape by the legendary 17th century Chinese painter Zhu Da fetched a record price at a Beijing auction Sunday, auction officials said. The unidentified buyer paid 84 million yuan ($12.3 million) for the work, breaking the previous record for a Chinese painting of 79.5 million yuan ($11.6 million) set in 2007, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Zhu Da, who died in 1705, who also went by the name Bada Shanren, was known for his freehand painting and calligraphy. Xinhua...

2008-12-15 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham (2001-2005) made the following comments following President-elect Obama's nomination today of Dr. Steven Chu to be Energy Secretary: "I know Dr. Steven Chu and have had the chance to work with and observe him in his role as head of the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. He is an outstanding leader and scientist and therefore an excellent nominee who deserves broad support from the Senate during...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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