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2014-04-17 13:44:19

Efficient conversion from magnetic storage to light is key Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal Nature Communications. The paper describes a new proposal by University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues at New York University for overcoming a major obstacle to the development of such plastic devices—the large amount of...

2014-04-16 23:03:15

Connect Iowa Research Shows Adoption in Iowa up by 10 percentage points since 2010. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Connect Iowa today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Iowa surpasses the national average, with 76% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2010. “I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in Iowa, but we’re not done yet. Through the Connect Every Iowan Act, we will continue to promote access, adoption, and...

2014-04-16 16:25:50

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stamats Healthcare Marketing is proud to announce its purchase of Lighten Up 4 Life, an online community wellness and population health management service. The acquisition is part of Stamats' strategic response to changes in the United States' healthcare landscape -- providing critical services related to new Affordable Care Act mandates by helping hospitals across the nation better connect one-on-one with their communities....

2014-04-14 12:35:14

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Iowa through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...

2014-04-11 12:24:45

FREDERICK, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telepath Networks, Inc. (www.telepathnetworks.com), a leader in telecom network provisioning equipment, is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Tauke has joined its board of directors. Tauke retired as executive vice president at Verizon Communications, Inc. in July 2013. In this role, Tauke oversaw media relations, employee communications, reputation management, philanthropy, corporate responsibility and external relations for Verizon....

2014-04-10 23:29:45

Iowa’s Department of Education selects Promet Source to rebuild their Iowa Core website, an online resource for Iowa K-12 educators and stakeholders. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Iowa’s Department of Education has chosen prominent, Chicago-based web development and support firm, Promet Source to build their Iowa Core website as an independent website with improved functionality, UI/UX, SEO and strategy for growth. Promet Source brings myriad experience in the education sector...

2014-04-10 12:20:59

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the first 120 miles of driving her new car off the lot, Jen Harken was in the repair shop for the first of six visits over the next year. From a loose fuse to a bad fuel pump to a damaged o-ring, the mom-of two, chief carpooler and corporate communications manager, learned some important lessons about what rights she had, and didn't have, when it came to buying a car. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/CG45741LOGO-b...

2014-04-09 16:21:28

Dahl Ford offers a day of family fun at its Davenport location DAVENPORT, Iowa, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Where some auto dealers struggle with how to better engage their local communities, Davenport Ford dealership Dahl Ford is a well-established area business that knows how to put on an event for area families. Now in its second year, the Dahl Ford Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 12 offers a chance for local kids and parents to get together, celebrate spring, and...

2014-04-04 23:41:30

Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has appointed Nicole Beaman, LISW, as Vice President for the Child Guidance Center. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has appointed Nicole Beaman, LISW, as Vice President for the Child Guidance Center effective March 31. Beaman will focus on strategies to further develop the mission and vision of Orchard Place’s Child Guidance Center, a community mental health...

2014-04-04 23:37:02

The Braintrust Consulting Group experts to host Scrum certification classes April 28-May 2, 2014. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer an Agile Engineering training course as part of a Certified Scrum Developer certification on April 29-May 1, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Fairfield Inn & Suites- Ankeny location. This Agile Engineering class is aimed at helping software development professionals and teams be more effective when...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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