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2010-05-03 13:55:00

A simple salad spinner will save lives this summer, if everything goes as planned by two Rice University undergraduates. The spinner has been turned, so to speak, into a rudimentary centrifuge that medical clinics in developing countries can use to separate blood without electricity. Rice sophomore Lila Kerr and freshman Lauren Theis will take their 'Sally Centrifuge' abroad for nearly two months this summer as part of Beyond Traditional Borders (BTB), Rice's global health initiative that...


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.
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