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2009-07-31 07:15:00

"I wonder if I shall fall right through the Earth!" mused Alice-in-Wonderland as she tumbled down the rabbit-hole." How funny it'll seem to come out among people that walk with their heads downwards! The antipathies, I think ..."Alice's experiences in a below-ground world, written about by Lewis Carroll in 1865 in his famed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, were fiction.Or were they?If the work of biologist Diana Wall of Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins is any indication, life...

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2009-07-09 16:10:00

A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.Symans is among the team of researchers who will converge in the Japanese city of Miki to perform the largest earthquake simulation ever attempted on a wooden structure. The multi-university team, led by Colorado State University,  has placed a seven-story building "” loaded with sensing equipment and...

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2009-07-07 17:40:00

On July 14, a six-story condominium building will shake with the earthquake motions of the 1994 Northridge quake, but one and a half times as intense--more powerful than any quake California has experienced in modern times. The final experiment of NSF's multi-year NEESWood project, part of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, the effort will test new ways to construct woodframe buildings that can withstand the severe forces of nature.Only hours after the test--occurring...

2009-05-28 09:00:00

Majestic is a groundbreaking film starring the top equine veterinarians whose research is extending the lives of horses and humans WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced its feature film Majestic has won a Telly Award in the 30th Annual Telly Awards competition. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film...

2009-05-06 19:41:08

A horse put down after breaking a leg during a tornado in Colorado produced progeny almost a year after her death through surrogate mothers, her owner says. Two foals were born in April, KUSA-TV in Denver reported. They were conceived through in vitro fertilization at the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory and carried by surrogate mares. Jennifer Mears, who owned the foals' mother, brought them back to her ranch in Lucerne in northern Colorado this Tuesday. Tuesday, an...

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2009-02-05 07:20:00

A recent study published in Crop Science of the anticancer benefits of dry beans shows that different market classes of beans contain varying levels of antioxidants and other cancer reducing contents. As the world seeks new ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, more research continues to be conducted on the benefits of certain foods in reducing people's risk of contracting these ailments. Legumes in particular are often cited as being high in...

2009-01-06 09:00:00

ASCE report gives the state's roads the lowest score, a D+ DENVER, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released Colorado's infrastructure Report Card today, assigning an overall 2008 grade of C+, with a D+ for roads being the lowest score in the 13 categories rated. ASCE warns that unless further investments in infrastructure maintenance and development are made available, the statewide grade will fall to a C by 2010. A consortium...

2008-12-19 10:30:00

CSU team reports in Science: Specialized faculty foster undergrad learning, K-12 reformA greater commitment by science faculty to focus on science education could drive education reform at universities and K-12 schools, according to a new report by a team of five researchers from the California State University (CSU) system and one from Purdue University.Appearing in today's issue of the journal Science, the report evaluates the role that science professors who specialize in science education...

2008-11-12 00:00:15

Chapman University College: WHO: Gary Brahm, Chancellor of Chapman University College, is available to discuss the impact of California State University (CSU) system's potential ruling on Wednesday, November 12 denying access to enrollment for eligible California students at all 23 of its campuses across the state. Specifically, Chancellor Brahm can discuss: -- The role that private institutions and community colleges can play in helping those students turned away from the CSU...

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2008-09-25 13:00:00

Researchers are hoping to find out if a plague of beetles can change the weather as they embark on a four-year research program in Western forests that are being infested by pine mountain beetles, leading to the deaths of great swathes of trees.Local weather affects vegetation by absorbing or reflecting sunlight and releasing chemicals and moisture. Changes can influence such things as rainfall, temperatures and smog.The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., have...


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2012-10-27 13:48:02

Martin Joseph Fettman was selected as a Payload Specialist candidate by NASA in December of 1991 because of his life’s dedication to pathology. He continues today with his dedication by bringing awareness to science in space to many public forums. Fettman was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 31, 1965. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and graduated in 1973. He went on to further his academics at Cornell University. His focus was animal nutrition and in 1976, he...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.