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2011-05-23 22:10:59

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires.

2011-05-20 12:54:46

Strobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases.

2011-05-11 08:15:00

MILFORD, Mass., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed into its Centers of Innovation Program the Proteomics Core Facility at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC). In a ceremony at Duke University, Waters recognized Associate Research Prof. M.

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2011-05-10 13:05:00

A new reports reveals that a controversial natural gas production technique, which is key to a century of US domestic supply, is causing contamination of drinking water.

2011-05-09 21:42:13

A study by Duke University researchers has found high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale-gas drilling and hydrofracking sites.

2011-05-02 23:39:17

Lichen, those drab, fuzzy growths found on rocks and trees, aren't as cuddly and charismatic as kangaroos or intriguing as opossums, but they could be a fungal equivalent, at least evolutionarily.

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2011-04-29 06:35:48

Scientists have observed a "super-aggregation" of more than 300 humpback whales gorging on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20 years in bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

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2011-04-28 07:35:00

Researchers have found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective for controlling glucose levels in diabetics than dietary remedies alone, helping to explain why diabetes often disappears after the surgery, even before much weight is lost.

2011-04-20 12:53:37

Deforestation in parts of the Peruvian Amazon has increased six-fold in recent years as small-scale miners, driven by record gold prices, blast and clear more of the lowland rainforest.

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2011-04-20 09:48:16

Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College.


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tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.