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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...

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2014-03-24 23:01:47

[ Watch the Video: Reconnection Causes Kelvin Waves on Quantum Vortices ] 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,...

2014-02-21 23:00:08

Researchers, from the University of Maryland and Ozyegin University in Turkey, have developed a framework to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation. College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 Researchers at the University of Maryland and Ozyegin University in Turkey have developed a framework for companies to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation – resulting in better products that more effectively meet the needs of...

2014-02-04 23:00:10

With concerns raised recently about the security of using mobile banking applications, faculty experts in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business give advice for controlling associated risk. College Park, Md. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Security-assessment firm IOActive recently identified security flaws in 40 mobile banking applications for iPhone and iPad that are used by some of the world's leading financial institutions. The alarm coincides with recent...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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