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2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-07-29 23:02:29

In a new study, researchers mated worms of different species and found that the females’ lifespans and number of offspring were drastically reduced compared with females mated with the same species, and cross-species-mated females were often sterile. The researchers showed that the “foreign” sperm had broken from the female’s uterus, prematurely fertilized the eggs and destroyed the ovaries (causing no viable offspring and sterility), and traveled throughout the worm’s body...

2014-07-24 08:35:12

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and UMD's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) will launch a new Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science and Engineering at the start of the fall 2014 semester. In response to the increasing demand for engineers and technical professionals with graduate-level expertise in both regulatory science and engineering, the new...

2014-06-27 23:03:36

Moderate to severe diarrhea is a major cause of childhood mortality in developing countries and ranks as one of the top four causes of death among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In a finding that may one day help control this disease, researchers have identified microorganisms not widely linked to the condition previously that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a finding that may one day...

2014-06-10 23:13:27

Donation is result from student initiative for sustainable food production. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 University of Maryland Dining Services is looking to kickstart its sustainability efforts and a recent donation from Rimol Greenhouse Systems is accelerating the movement. A 30’x96’ Nor’Easter greenhouse structure is set to be completed by early June and house a variety of crops this summer. The produce will contribute to a select number of dining halls across UMD’s...

2014-05-30 20:20:24

Grand Opening event set for Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 CHINO, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, is introducing three all new home designs at this weekend's grand opening of Amherst, a luxury neighborhood within Chino's master-planned community of College Park. With homes that encompass up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths, Amherst at College Park is answering the demand for large floor...

2014-04-26 00:21:14

Intricate exterior styles create an exquisite street scene adding to the neighborhood's upscale appeal CHINO, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced plans to introduce new residential design concepts at this weekend's grand opening of Hillsdale in Chino's master-planned community of College Park. The neighborhood showcases Standard Pacific Homes' newest Bungalow, Spanish Colonial and Prairie...

2014-03-31 23:23:41

Why do mutations in the proteins that make ribosomes cause bone marrow failure and anemia early in life, followed by elevated cancer risk in middle age? A new University of Maryland-led study suggests these disorders, called ribosomopathies, are caused by a sequence of mistakes at the molecular level. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Ribosomes are essential for life, generating all of the proteins required for cells to grow. Mutations in some of the proteins that make ribosomes...

2014-03-26 23:01:16

A University of Maryland-led team of biologists shows that alligators can keenly detect the direction of sounds because of large, air-filled channels connecting the two middle ears. Birds have a similar configuration and the mechanism probably originated with archosaurs, the shared ancestors of modern crocodilians and birds. College Park, Md (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 By reptile standards, alligators are positively chatty. They are the most vocal of the non-avian reptiles and are known to be...

2014-03-25 23:37:17

A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium. The research could lead to advances in superconductors. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate, and as the rotation speeds up, a vortex forms that obeys the laws of...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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