Latest John Kirby Stories

2008-10-29 11:38:21

Like something from a horror movie, the swarm of bacteria ripples purposefully toward their prey, devours it and moves on. Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying this behavior in Myxococcus xanthus (M. xanthus), a bacterium commonly found in soil, which preys on other bacteria. Despite its deadly role in the bacterial world, M. xanthus is harmless to humans and might one day be used beneficially to destroy harmful bacteria on surfaces or in human infections, said John Kirby,...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By Michael A. Sawyers, Cumberland Times News, Md. Jul. 16--FROSTBURG -- Frostburg officials have told the developers of the Prichard Farms housing complex to correct a number of infrastructure deficiencies by Oct. 1 or the city would start using the firm's $1,989,851 surety bond to take care of matters. In a June 30 letter to Frostburg Associates, City Administrator John Kirby said work must begin by Aug. 1 and be completed in two months. Among the listed items are: --Implement an...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.