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2013-07-23 23:20:56

Nuesoft, the first healthcare IT company to offer cloud-based medical practice management software, today announced that the company is currently undergoing a rebranding of all of its product offerings under the NueMD® name. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Nuesoft Technologies, Inc., the first healthcare IT company to offer cloud-based medical practice management software, today announced that the company is currently undergoing a rebranding of all of its product offerings under...

2013-07-09 16:40:48

By studying rapidly evolving bacteria as they diversify and compete under varying environmental conditions, researchers have shown that temporal niches are important to maintaining biodiversity in natural systems. The research is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of temporal niche dynamics promoting biodiversity over evolutionary time scales. The temporal niches – changes in environmental conditions that occur during specific periods of time...

Carbon Dioxide Absorption In Antarctic Seas Studied
2013-06-13 09:39:28

Georgia Institute of Technology The seas around Antarctica can, at times, resemble a garden. Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms. Such geoengineering experiments produce diatoms, which pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Experts argue that this practice can help offset Earth´s rising carbon dioxide levels. However, the experiments are controversial and, according to a new...

Polymer Structures Serve As 'Nanoreactors' For Producing Nanocrystals With Uniform Sizes, Shapes
2013-06-12 14:09:01

Georgia Institute of Technology Tiny chemistry Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures — including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals. The technique relies on the length of polymer molecules and the ratio of two solvents to control the size and uniformity of colloidal...

Understanding Undulatory Swimming Motions In Sandfish
2013-06-05 08:57:24

Georgia Institute of Technology What do swimmers like trout, eels and sandfish lizards have in common? According to a new study, the similar timing patterns that these animals use to contract their muscles and produce undulatory swimming motions can be explained using a simple model. Scientists have now applied the new model to understand the connection between the electrical signals and body movement in the sandfish. Most swimming creatures rely on an undulating pattern of body...

New Type Of Paper Created That Repels Wide Variety Of Liquids
2013-05-29 10:37:21

Georgia Institute of Technology Paper is known for its ability to absorb liquids, making it ideal for products such as paper towels. But by modifying the underlying network of cellulose fibers, etching off surface "fluff" and applying a thin chemical coating, researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids — including water and oil. The paper takes advantage of the so-called "lotus effect" — used by leaves of the lotus plant — to...

2013-05-28 23:22:26

With over 42% growth to over 12,200 attendees in 2013, MomoCon expands venue to include two downtown hotels, the Hilton Atlanta and Marriott Marquis, bringing anime and games to Memorial Day weekend 2014. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 MomoCon Anime and Gaming Convention which was most recently held March 8th - 10th 2013 at the Hilton Atlanta, exceeded all expectations and set a new attendance record of 12,200 people growing by 42% over 2012. ”MomoCon´s incredible growth for...

New Ways To Study How Ordered Materials Arrange Themselves
2013-05-21 14:04:23

A fried breakfast food popular in Spain provided the inspiration for the development of doughnut-shaped droplets that may provide scientists with a new approach for studying fundamental issues in physics, mathematics and materials. The doughnut-shaped droplets, a shape known as toroidal, are formed from two dissimilar liquids using a simple rotating stage and an injection needle. About a millimeter in overall size, the droplets are produced individually, their shapes maintained by a...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'