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2011-02-23 08:48:05

Scientists took samples in New Jersey for latest research Twenty thousand years of massive volcanic eruptions doubled the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere 200 million years ago, according to research by Rutgers geologists published recently in the journal Science. Morgan Schaller, Jim Wright and Dennis Kent report that the level of atmospheric CO2 went from about 2,000 parts per million to 4,000 parts per million and then shrank back to pre-eruption levels over the next...

2010-05-28 06:00:00

BOISE, Idaho, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Night Vision Goggles and training recently helped Air Methods' Boise Based Lead Pilot Jim Wright save a fallen Airman's life after he had fallen more than 400 feet into a 1,200-foot canyon. Senior Airman Jake Rodenhaber and his friend Airman Michael Hejmanowski were hiking near Bruneau Canyon when Rodenhaber fell and plunged into the Canyon. Hejmanowski ran 10 miles to seek help and by nightfall ground rescue...

2009-10-30 09:03:00

TUCKER, Ga. Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric cooperatives in Georgia ranked among the top 10 in the nation during the 26th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo held October 17 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. EMC journeymen (the highest qualified individuals) and apprentices (those in the first four years of linemen training) placed in the top 10 among 153 teams and 215 apprentices. "This competition draws the most talented and dedicated line workers from across the nation and showcases these...

2009-03-02 12:21:00

Dedicated Educator and Humanitarian Has Provided Visionary Leadership in Academia, Public Policy and Global Health Continues Long Tradition of Dartmouth Presidents Who Have Had Significant Impact On the World Stage and in the Classroom HANOVER, N.H., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been elected the 17th President of Dartmouth by the College's Board of Trustees. Ed...


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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