Quantcast

Latest John O. Merritt Stories

2008-09-25 21:00:31

SPIE is among more than 70 scientific, academic, and industry organizations signing a petition being delivered to both Presidential campaigns urging strong, stable, and multidisciplinary funding for basic research to address energy needs. "The need for abundant sources of environmentally friendly and affordable energy far exceeds the capacity of currently available technologies," the petition asserts. "Our energy security and our economic and national security depend on overcoming this...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
Related