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2011-06-24 10:29:00

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EP Vantage, part of EvaluatePharma, was presented with the coveted Commentator of the Year Award at the European Mediscience Awards, sponsored by Matrix, on June 22, 2011. The award, which honours clear and concise commentary in the pharma and biotech sector, can be given to analysts, journalists, columnists, research houses or specialist websites dedicated to providing sharp, perceptive and penetrating commentary. The EP...

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2010-11-04 06:25:00

As scientists and engineers work to make NASA's James Webb Space Telescope a reality, they find themselves wondering what new sights the largest space-based observatory ever constructed will reveal. With Webb, astronomers aim to catch planets in the making and identify the universe's first stars and galaxies, yet these are things no telescope -- not even Hubble -- has ever shown them before. "It's an interesting problem," said Jonathan Gardner, the project's deputy senior project scientist...

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2010-01-14 15:14:29

The premiere observatory of the next decade, the James Webb Space Telescope, will launch in 2014 in search of "big game"--namely, the first stars and galaxies ever formed in our Universe. But the "little game" could turn out to be just as interesting. There's a dawning awareness among astronomers that the world's largest infrared telescope is going to be a canny hunter of planets circling faraway stars. "Webb was originally conceived to search for the first galaxies and address the big...


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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