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2014-04-03 10:05:03

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiation therapy used to treat cancer and other diseases, said John M. Tomich, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics who is affiliated with the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Tomich conducted the study with...

Measuring Changes In Polar Ice Sheets Using Unmanned Aircraft
2014-04-03 09:22:14

[ Watch The Video: Researchers Test Drones To Monitor Antarctic Ice ] National Science Foundation Boldly going where larger, human-piloted planes cannot, they promise to close a key gap in knowledge for climate modelers Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets--and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise--may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar measurements that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or...

2014-04-02 12:36:49

Technology platform will enhance patient experience and streamline workflow NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincor Solutions Inc. today announced it has been selected to provide patient engagement technology to the newly renovated Women's Care Unit at HCA's 760-bed Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Under the partnership, Lincor will implement its PatientLINC and ClinicalLINC technology in the new $36 million unit, which includes 81 patient rooms. In addition...

2014-03-31 23:29:50

Kansas Connections Academy's high-quality curriculum and helpfulness of teachers receive praise, according to a new survey of the online school. 95 percent of parents with students enrolled recommend the school to other families. Elkhart, KS (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students statewide in grades K-12, continues to receive high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its 2013-2014 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 95...

2014-03-31 16:29:25

50% cuts will eliminate option for approximately 6,000 Kansas students ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas parents and students traveled long distances to the state capitol today to personally defend their virtual charter schools against proposed cuts that will force them to close. The parents testified before the Kansas House Appropriations Committee hearing and personally submitted testimony defending their schools against the Kansas State Legislative...

2014-03-31 12:20:43

Kansas State Cars extends its assurance to enrich the lives of K-State students TOPEKA, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As March Madness comes to a close, Kansas State Cars is continuing their commitment to contribute to and support the education of college students. The dealership has chosen to do so by helping fund scholarships in addition to finding a number of ways to maintain the current condition of the facilities and further improve them in order to better the...

2014-03-31 08:21:52

MERRIAM, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When Sporting Kansas City moved into its state-of-the-art new soccer stadium, it presented the perfect opportunity for one of Kansas City's premier professional sports franchises to become a partner with three of the premier automobile lines in Kansas City. Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, Land Rover Merriam and Jaguar Merriam were a perfect combination of vehicles to become a sponsor of Sporting Kansas City...

2014-03-27 08:25:09

Briggs Nissan Lawrence has recently created a comparison tool to help shoppers find the right vehicle LAWRENCE, Kan., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Online shopping only continues to increase in popularity and simplicity as more people of all ages turn to the internet rather than visiting a physical store location. Briggs Nissan Lawrence has taken this into consideration and has thus created an assortment of comparison pages. The purpose of the designed pages is to portray the...

2014-03-27 08:24:21

Briggs Subaru of Topeka highlights the 2014 Subaru Outback and Forester TOPEKA, Kan., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Briggs Subaru of Topeka has created a new system to keep current with the ever-expanding automotive industry, more specifically, the high demand for SUVs. The dealership has implemented a means for comparing and contrasting various vehicles. Rather than comparing Subarus against one another, the dealership feels confident enough to pit its own makes and models...

2014-03-25 23:28:36

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief resource officer search for St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively...


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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barratry
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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