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2012-04-10 10:18:43

The bio-mechanisms of the woodpecker's resistance to head impact injury are an interesting scientific question. Professor FAN Yubo and his group from the Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, set out to study this problem. After 3 years of innovative research, they are making progress in...

Image 1 - Cranium Shows Human Aggression Existed 126,000 Years Ago
2011-11-22 14:30:29

A new study has found evidence that interhuman aggression and human induced trauma occurred as far back as 126,000 years ago. The report suggests that a half-inch ridged, healed lesion with bone depression inward to the brain resulted from localized blunt force trauma due to an accident or interhuman aggression. "This wound is very similar to what is observed today when someone is struck forcibly with a heavy blunt object," Lynne Schepartz from the School of Anatomical Sciences at the...

2011-04-08 04:00:00

SEATTLE, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Bay Games is excited to announce three key new hires: Marisa Pena, Chief Creative Officer; Colt Tipton, Senior Producer of Ideation; and Clinton Fowler, Senior Director of Mobile Product Strategy. Marisa Pena, Chief Creative Officer, has been designing interactive entertainment for kids and families for more than 15 years; from her first CD-ROM title, Explore the Grand Canyon, to online games, websites, and community applications for kids,...

2009-12-29 09:00:00

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Each year, as the calendar races towards December 31, adults around the country are faced with the annual question of whether to go out on the town or stay home to celebrate New Year's Eve. This year, however, more people are keeping local. According to a recent survey commissioned by Hasbro, 88 percent of those polled said that they would rather ring in the New Year in the comfort of home with friends than stand among thousands in...

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2005-12-30 16:25:00

NEW YORK -- When Kelli McNamara's friend brought over a "Scene It?" DVD game to play after Thanksgiving dinner, McNamara admits she was skeptical. The movie-based DVD trivia game, manufactured by Mattel Inc., began by asking simple multiple-choice questions, leaving McNamara to quickly conclude that it was just an excuse to put part of a game on a disc instead of a board. But as the game progressed, the DVD started showing short movie clips or scrambled pictures of actors, which were used as...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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