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2008-09-18 15:00:20

By Scott Taylor AUBURN - Burning wood from the city's urban forests to heat homes this winter might be a waste, city officials say. "The fact is, we might be better off selling that wood for other uses, and using the profits to help pay for heat this winter," Recreation Superintendent Doug Beck said. "There is a lot of potential in our community forests, and it's our job to develop it for its highest and best uses." That doesn't mean simply burning the wood, Beck said. He recalls that the...

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2005-06-24 14:40:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton. Quarks are subatomic particles that form the building blocks of atoms. How quarks assemble into protons and neutrons, and what holds them together, is not clearly understood. New experimental results are providing part of the answer. The experiment, called G-Zero, was performed at Thomas Jefferson National...

2005-06-20 17:55:00

In research performed at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab, nuclear physicists have found that strange quarks do contribute to the structure of the proton. This result indicates that, just as previous experiments have hinted, strange quarks in the proton's quark-gluon sea contribute to a proton's properties. The result comes from work performed by the G-Zero collaboration, an international group of 108 physicists from 19 institutions and was presented at a Jefferson Lab physics seminar...

2005-06-17 23:57:08

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton. Quarks are subatomic particles that form the building blocks of atoms. How quarks assemble into protons and neutrons, and what holds them together, is not clearly understood. New experimental results are providing part of the answer. The experiment, called G-Zero, was performed at Thomas Jefferson National...


Word of the Day
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.'