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Law Of The Sea Authorizes Animal Tagging Research Without

Law Of The Sea Authorizes Animal Tagging Research Without Nations' Consent

Provided by Kati Moore and Tim Lucas, Duke University Many marine animals are world travelers, and scientists who study and track them can rarely predict through which nations’ territorial waters their paths will lead. In a new paper in...

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2014-10-21 12:30:11

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and NTT DATA, Inc. today announced that Duke Athletics has chosen the SAP HANA® platform and NTT DATA's Analytics experts to help it take Men's Basketball data to the next level by launching one of the most intuitive and powerful data visualization tools in college sports history. Historical player and team data will be brought to life for Blue Devil Fans around the world through a simple and elegant Web and...

Acid mine drainage
2014-10-21 03:00:51

Provided by Cheryl Dybas, NSF and Tim Lucas, Duke University Scientists develop new geochemical tracers, tested at sites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. "By...

fluorescent molecules
2014-10-14 03:00:50

Provided by Ken Kingery, Duke University Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal — setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography. This year's Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of how to make blue LEDs, allowing everything from more efficient light bulbs to video screens. While the discovery has had an...

2014-09-24 12:24:04

- Awards eight seed grants across the Carolinas and southern Virginia CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states. In addition to the Water Resources Fund, Duke Energy is...

2014-09-23 23:02:55

Dr. Qibin Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, will help to oversee The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Center for Translational Biomedical Research Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a national research university located In the Piedmont Triad, announced today that Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in...

World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. “These origami can be customized for use in everything from studying cell behavior to creating templates for the nanofabrication of electronic components,” says Dr. Thom LaBean, an associate professor...

2014-09-15 08:26:23

Best Value Schools has launched its newest article for ranking the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates by their overall return on investment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new article, the educational website Best Value Schools has ranked the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates that offer students an excellent return on their investment for the greatest value in higher education. "25 Colleges with High Freshman Retention Rates Ranked...

2014-08-04 09:45:12

Duke University Epigenetic control of serotonin transporter makes difference The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats, according to a new study by Duke University researchers. The results, which appear online August 3 in Nature Neuroscience, go beyond genetics to help explain why some individuals may be more vulnerable than...

skull composite
2014-08-03 05:50:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changes in the human skull occurring approximately 50,000 years ago indicate that the rise of culture occurred around the same time as a reduction in testosterone levels, according to new research appearing in the August 1 edition of the journal Current Anthropology. In the study, lead author Robert Cieri, a biology graduate student at the University of Utah who began this work as a senior at Duke University, argue that people...

Baboon females
2014-08-01 02:00:13

Robin Ann Smith, Duke University A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters. A female baboon’s social status is dictated not by size or strength, but by the rank of her mother -– the higher the mother is ranked, the higher-ranked her daughter will be. For this reason, dominance rank in female baboons is thought to be determined at birth. Females born to high-ranking...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.