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New Probe Developed At Dartmouth Helps Find Cancerous Brain Tumors
2012-07-24 16:48:57

Performing surgery to remove a brain tumor requires surgeons to walk a very fine line. If they leave tumor tissue behind, the tumor is likely to regrow; if they cut out too much normal tissue, they could cause permanent brain damage. "Primary brain tumors look just like brain tissue," says Keith Paulsen, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering at Thayer School of Engineering and a member of the Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. "But if...

2011-04-11 10:00:00

CLEVELAND, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sideways, Inc., which transforms books, magazines and other publications into immersive experiences on mobile devices, today released David Roberts' Egypt - as an enhanced eBook in the EPUB format. The Scottish artist David Roberts (1796-1864) is famous for his detailed lithographs produced from sketches made during his tours of the Egyptian region beginning in 1838. Sideways recreated Roberts' artwork and journal in a colorful, engaging,...

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2010-08-18 09:35:00

Technologies for using laser energy to destroy threats at a distance have been in development for many years. Today, these technologies -- known as directed energy weapons -- are maturing to the point of becoming deployable. High-energy lasers -- one type of directed energy weapon -- can be mounted on aircraft to deliver a large amount of energy to a far-away target at the speed of light, resulting in structural and incendiary damage. These lasers can be powerful enough to destroy cruise...

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2009-05-01 09:42:07

University of Colorado, National Geographic report on forensic, DNA evidence regarding Southwest folk hero The mysterious disappearance of Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist, writer and footloose explorer who wandered the Southwest in the early 1930s on a burro and who has become a folk hero to many, has been solved with the help of University of Colorado at Boulder researchers and the National Geographic Society. The short, compelling life of Ruess, who went missing in 1934 after leaving...

2008-09-18 15:00:27

By MARIANNE TAYLOR SCOTLAND'S golden girl, paralympic heroine Aileen McGlynn, returns to the UK later today. Cyclist Aileen, from Glasgow, won double gold in the velodrome in Beijing, setting two world records in the process. The delighted 35-year-old will be among the 206-strong team touching down at Heathrow this afternoon on a plane similar to the one Chris Hoy returned home in last month - a Boeing 747 decorated with a gold nose. The squad notched up a staggering 42 gold medals,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'