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2013-05-15 23:22:21

The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce that Steven Carr, director of proteomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary Lecture at PIttcon 2014. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Dr. Carr is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of novel proteomics methods and in their application in biology and medicine. Dr. Carr and his group collaborate with scientists throughout the greater Broad community (Broad...

Researchers Use Pitcher Plants To Identify Signs Of Trouble Dead Ahead
2013-04-24 12:13:10

National Science Foundation In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. --- Kahlil Gibran What do a pond or a lake and a carnivorous pitcher plant have in common? The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body. Whether small carnivorous plant or huge lake, both are subject to the same ecological "tipping points," of concern on Earth Day--and every day, say...

New Adaptive Material Inspired By Tears Designed By Scientists
2013-04-08 14:15:26

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard [ Watch the Video Adaptive Material Demonstration ] Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more Imagine a tent that blocks light on a dry and sunny day, and becomes transparent and water-repellent on a dim, rainy day. Or highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. Or pipelines that can...

2013-03-26 23:00:41

Mobile Device Users Look Up to Increased Comfort through Improved Head and Neck Posture with Smart-Mount Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 People who are always looking down at their Kindle®, iPad®, iPhone®, and Galaxy® devices now have a good reason to look up thanks to the launch of a clever gadget called Smart-Mount. The Smart-Mount is an ultra-portable hands-free mount that allows users to quickly and easily set up a secure ergonomic stand for their tablet or...


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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