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2014-05-01 16:27:01

Nation's Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make Science Compelling and Accessible to Everyone NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers - bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City. The program lineup for the 2014 World Science Festival can be found at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/events, where...

2013-04-09 11:25:08

Another innovative feature has been added to the world's first practical "artificial leaf," making the device even more suitable for providing people in developing countries and remote areas with electricity, scientists reported here today. It gives the leaf the ability to self-heal damage that occurs during production of energy. Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D., described the advance during the "Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture" at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of...

2013-04-09 11:18:31

Earlier efforts to determine the health and environmental effects of the nanoparticles that are finding use in hundreds of consumer products may have produced misleading results by embracing traditional toxicology tests that do not take into account the unique properties of bits of material so small that 100,000 could fit in the period at the end of this sentence. That was among the observations presented here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year´s recipients of the Kavli Prizes — prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. This year´s laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties at nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and...

2011-06-29 12:23:22

A recent Kavli Futures Symposium focused on the progress, and promise, of evolving biological functions in the lab. Now, 3 Symposium participants discuss this remarkable research, and how it's drawing together diverse scientific fields. At a recent Kavli Futures Symposium, 19 experts from a diverse range of fields discussed the promise of using the lab to understand and exploit the evolution of organisms -- progress that may one day lead to new vaccines or other biotechnology products. Now,...

2011-06-06 19:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the White House today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with the seven U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prizes to recognize and honor their seminal contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded -- astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/DC14848) Joined by the President's science advisor, John P. Holdren, President Obama greeted Kavli Prize...

2011-02-22 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmland Dairies, one of the nation's most progressive and innovative dairies, is turning to the Health Club Media Network (HCMN) to reach consumers tuned into healthy and nutritious products. The two month-campaign for Farmland Dairies' Skim Plus Fat Free Milk, kicking off March 1, will run at select HCMN health clubs in the tri-state area. The campaign, created by New Jersey-based, Linett and Harrison, features the tagline "Mouthwatering (not...

2010-08-17 09:34:00

JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendship Dairies, renowned purveyor of high-quality cottage cheese and sour cream, launches a fully-integrated advertising campaign designed to convey the delicious all natural ingredients for which Friendship is known. In the campaign, Friendship Dairies is taking a novel approach for a food brand by not actually showing the food in the ads. Instead, the creative will feature containers of cottage cheese that have already been devoured, with...

2009-05-25 12:53:32

Union officials in France say the European Union should alter its current dairy policy and cut production of industry goods to eliminate a global surplus. Oliver Picot of the French Federation of Milk Industries said with European dairy sales limited despite steady production, action must be taken to avoid suffering additional losses, Euronews.net reported Monday. A large part of French and European milk is exported to the rest of the world as butter or powder. These markets have collapsed....


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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