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8000-Year-Old Mutation Key To Human Life At High Altitudes

8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key To Human Life At High Altitudes

Julie Kiefer, University of Utah In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged as much on...

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2014-08-19 23:14:21

A $10,000 grant will be awarded to a marine conservation-focused citizen science project by National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering have teamed up to identify and implement innovative solutions for creating a more...

2014-08-19 23:10:29

Foundation to Streamline Business and Enhance Services for Donors and Partners with Stellar Technology Solutions’ iPhi Product Suite Stroudsburg, PA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Stellar Technology Solutions LLC, a leading provider of web-based philanthropic fund management software, today announced that American Baptist Foundation has selected Stellar’s iPhi® Product Suite as part of its initiative to streamline financial and operations management and to enhance services to donors and...

2014-08-19 23:01:54

Hayward Baker announces the addition of Dr. Ghassan Akrouch as Design Engineer at the company's Tampa, Florida regional office. Hanover, Maryland (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the addition of Ghassan Akrouch, Ph.D. as Design Engineer to the company’s regional office in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Akrouch will focus his efforts in HB’s Southern Region, a dynamic and challenging region for the...

2014-08-18 16:25:41

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries: Market Analysis and Forecasts amid China's Trade Embargohttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2244733/Rare-Earths-Elements-in-High-Tech-Industries-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-amid-China's-Trade-Embargo.htmlRare earth elements are used in CMP polishing slurries and as high-k dielectrics in the semiconductor industry. . Prices of ceria, used in STI...

2014-08-18 12:29:01

Backers looking to put "New Mexico Certified Chile(TM)" on par with "Vidalia Onions" LAS CRUCES, N.M., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mexico's Chile farmers and processors are joining an effort to protect their peppers from counterfeiters looking to profit from New Mexico's famous Chile reputation. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Governor Martinez will announce the New Mexico Certified Chile(TM) program at The Range in Bernalillo. The Range is the first New Mexico...

2014-08-18 00:20:30

ContourGlobal will invest euro 85m to build, own and operate a new power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal under a 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement DAKAR, Senegal and PARIS and NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Senegalese national utility, Societe Nationale d'Electricite du Senegal (SENELEC), to rehabilitate an...

2014-08-15 12:25:21

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has temporarily suspended the issuance of visas from neighboring countries and cancelled regionals flights by its national air carrier, Ceiba International, as measures to protect the country against the spread of the Ebola virus. This is one of a number of preventive measures taken by the country after it formed a national commission to lead anti-Ebola efforts. The government is...

antarctica sea level rise
2014-08-15 02:44:47

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica’s potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. Led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the study combines a whole set of...

2014-08-14 23:05:14

Drive-by Capability Delivers Massive Amounts of Data, Big Cost Savings Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 In yet another innovative application of LiDAR technology, Boston-based Essess (http://www.essess.com) has deployed Velodyne HDL-32 LiDAR sensors to help public utilities meet energy efficiency goals via advanced 3D thermal imaging. A hardware and software technology company, Essess provides drive-by thermal imaging capabilities that enable utility and government clients to...

Snow on top of sea ice
2014-08-14 03:30:55

George Hale, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Over the past few decades, Arctic sea ice has been retreating, and although research shows a downward trend in snow on land in the Arctic, long-term measurements of snow depth on sea ice have been less clear. But now, new research using data from NASA's Operation IceBridge shows that snow depth on Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the past several decades, a trend largely owing to later sea ice freeze-up dates in the Arctic. Arctic...


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Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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