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2010-11-23 13:35:20

Fuel cells could create a breakthrough for electric cars, because refuelling them is fast and easy, just like your traditional gas guzzler. But there's an obstacle. Current fuel cells need platinum in order to work. And that's expensive.Now chemists from Copenhagen, Potsdam and Hanau have taken the first step towards producing fuel cells using very little of the precious metal. Testing problemsolver At the University of Copenhagen Matthias Arenz has specialized in testing the catalysts that...

2010-11-05 05:56:00

COPENHAGEN, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Lars Larsen was Previously VP Finance at Carlsberg Group Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, announces the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, Lars Larsen. He will be responsible for the finance and human resource operations of the international organization. "Lars Larsen has a very strong profile that is clearly reflected in his previous positions at Carlsberg and Novo Nordisk,...

2010-11-02 00:00:38

Christian, Jewish and Muslim Abrahamic faith leaders concur as Rabbi Warren Stone shared: "Now is time for world leaders to act boldly to alleviate the challenges of climate change and help create a more sustainable world economy as we approach the World Economic Summit in Seoul, Korea and the UN Cancun Climate talks both in November following a failure in Copenhagen to take significant action. The United Nations and world leadership have failed to act to alleviate the ongoing dangers of...

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2010-10-29 07:13:57

2010 has been an "exceptional" year for weather disasters with the highest number of weather-related events since records began being kept, German reinsurance company Munich Re said Thursday. "This year really has been a year of weather records," Peter Hoeppe, an expert from Munich Re's Geo Risks Research department, told AFP. "The first nine months of the year have seen the highest number of weather-related events since Munich Re started keeping records," he added. Hoeppe said the...

2010-10-28 14:27:30

Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen shows that the parasitic disease, commonly known as snail fever, or schistosomiasis, almost eats its way into women's reproductive organs. Today researchers from all over the world are gathering in Copenhagen to find out what can be done to halt the disease which is affecting millions of women in Africa. Six hundred million people in, for example, Africa live with the daily risk of being infected with the parasitic disease...

2010-10-26 04:00:00

COPENHAGEN, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Already now half of the Eurogiro members use the newly developed multi-lateral business framework to connect to each other in one step, covering everything from the technical connection to the service levels and standard business agreements. This enables Eurogiro, which organises payment specialists among posts, banks and money transmitters, to help the industry meet the goals of the World Bank to reduce payment costs for remitting immigrant...

2010-10-04 07:58:00

COPENHAGEN, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Copenhagen is the City of Cyclists. And next year, hundreds of professional riders will take over the streets when the city hosts the UCI Road World Championships. From 19 to 25 September 2011, Copenhagen will be the setting for the country's biggest-ever sporting event - the UCI Road World Championships. This has just been announced at this year's championships in Australia. And being a city with more bicycles than people, Copenhagen will...

2010-09-30 05:58:00

COPENHAGEN, September 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zealand Pharma A/S, the biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based drugs, is pleased to note that its partner, sanofi-aventis, has today announced positive top-line results of the Phase III GETGOAL-L-ASIA trial which assessed the efficacy and safety of lixisenatide, a once-daily GLP-1 receptor agonist discovered by Zealand Pharma, in combination with basal insulin. Results of the study...

2010-09-23 12:45:00

COPENHAGEN, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The international design award for life-improving designs, INDEX:Award, calls upon the world community to submit nominations for its 4th award cycle. The Denmark based, INDEX:Award is the largest monetary design award in the world, and it is presented biennially to five winners at a ceremony in Copenhagen. The next INDEX:Award will be presented in 2011, but beginning on September this year, the world community can nominate their favorite...

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2010-08-30 14:21:18

Denmark's first privately built rocket launch has been postponed to Thursday because of weather conditions, according to one of its builders. "The wind delayed the transportation of the rocket from Copenhagen to (the island of) Bornholm. But we hope to take our prototype on Tuesday to the launch base in order to be able to take off on Thursday," Peter Madsen told AFP News. Madsen, along with Kristian von Bengtsson, have worked for years together to try and build the 30-feet prototype, which...


Latest Copenhagen Reference Libraries

2012-06-18 05:00:15

Symbol: CRIN3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CRBI5 Crataegus biltmoreana Beadle   CRBIS Crataegus biltmoreana Beadle var. stonei (Sarg.) Kruschke   CRBO2 Crataegus boyntonii Beadle   CRCO18 Crataegus coccinea auct. non L.   CRFO5 Crataegus foetida Ashe   CRFO4 Crataegus fortunata Sarg.   CRHO6 Crataegus horseyi Palmer...

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2009-04-28 11:19:13

Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912 "“ 28 April 2007) was German physicist and philosopher. He was the longest-living member of Werner Heisenberg's research team which investigated nuclear studies in Germany during World War II. Some argue whether he and the team willingly engaged in the development of a nuclear bomb for Germany, or if its failure was intentional because they did not want the Nazi regime to have nuclear weapons. Weizäcker was born in Kiel,...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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