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2013-09-18 13:15:36

Traditional peer review is not enough to ensure data quality amid the recent boom in scientific research findings, according to results of a 10-year collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and five technical journals. While production of research data is growing about 7 percent annually, about one-third of papers submitted to participating journals contained erroneous or incomplete chemical property data, according to a report by 32 authors from NIST...

2013-09-02 23:00:10

Jeff Shaver – Shaver Insurance Agency (http://www.farmersagent.com/jshaver) makes a difference in the community. Shaver will be playing in the upcoming 12th Annual James “Sonny” Buchanan Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, September 20 at 11am at Little Bennett Golf Course and he encourages the community to join him in supporting the cause. Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Jeff Shaver, owner of Shaver Insurance Agency has lived in Gaithersburg for forty-three years and...

2013-07-26 23:00:15

Gaithersburg, MD chiropractor Dr. Greg Swistak and the team at Active Family Chiropractic are pleased to announce that the clinic will begin making a new spinal disc and connective tissue health supplement available to patients. The new dietary supplement, called Nutra Disc, contains a proprietary blend of ingredients specially designed to reduce inflammation, promote collagen production and support the rebuilding of cartilage. Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Spinal disc and joint...

2013-07-19 10:54:11

Scientists design easily searchable Facebook-like networks that could speed the development of new drugs and designer materials Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target: molecules. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created networks of molecular data similar to Facebook's recently debuted graph search feature. While graph search would allow Facebook users to find all their New York-living, beer-drinking buddies in one quick search,...

2013-06-28 23:02:06

In an effort to promote healthy living, NetPlus and Ventraq walked over 5,000 miles to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Last month NetPlus, a telecom expense management software provider, conducted a Walk-A-Thon throughout the organization to promote healthy lifestyles and to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. NetPlus and Ventraq logged over 5,000 miles in the span of one month as each office of the NetPlus Ventraq family competed to win for...

NIST Tests In New York City Suggest How Emergency Communications Might Be Improved
2013-04-18 15:40:06

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have defined the challenges more precisely and suggest how emergency communications might be improved. In a series of experiments conducted in New York City, an epicenter of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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