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2014-07-01 23:01:32

Event teaches students about technology careers, teamwork, all while having fun. National Harbor, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Middle school students from across the nation competed in the first-ever Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) finals this weekend at National Harbor, Maryland outside of Washington, DC. The U.S. Army formally announced the winners of the event today. The event, held on June 29 and June 30, 2014, took place during the Technology Student Association’s (TSA) 2014 National...

2014-07-01 16:25:44

Test Will Research Ways to Save Money on 2020 Census WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced that today marks Census Day for the 2014 Census Test in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This is the reference day for measuring the population of the test area. The test, during which participants are encouraged to fill out a census survey on the Internet and mobile devices, is part of efforts to explore innovative and cost-saving...

2014-07-01 12:28:27

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Maryland Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science (M-CERSI) have partnered with the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) to launch the Collaboration to Advance Antibody Standards. This collaboration between the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and GBSI will allow for assessment of the current antibody standards landscape and...

2014-07-01 08:27:47

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland marks its historic move to the Big Ten Conference today with an on-campus celebration. UMD students, faculty, staff and community members will join together to commemorate the transition at an event with performances by The Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and UMD Spirit Squad. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO The event, taking place from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Mitchell Field, will...

2014-06-30 23:21:49

The most reliable bonding adhesive, 3M 200MP, is now paired with newly developed release liners that allow for easy application and the most accurate tight tolerance die cutting the industry has to offer. Westminster, Maryland (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 For the last 30 years 3M 200MP adhesive has set the standard for bonding adhesives. 3M 200MP is an acrylic adhesive that bonds substrates from high surface energy plastics to metals for every industry. This proven adhesive can be found in any...

2014-06-30 16:26:58

OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today announced the addition of three new members to its Scientific Advisory Board: Simon Barquera, M.D., Ph.D., Susan Barr, Ph.D., R.D, and Steven Heymsfield, M.D. With the recent additions, Medifast's Scientific Advisory Board is now comprised of nine medical and scientific...

2014-06-28 14:41:10

AERA First-grade teachers in the United States may need to change their instructional practices if they are to raise the mathematics achievement of students with mathematics difficulties (MD), according to new research published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. VIDEO: Co-author Paul L. Morgan discusses key findings “Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students with...

2014-06-27 23:03:36

Moderate to severe diarrhea is a major cause of childhood mortality in developing countries and ranks as one of the top four causes of death among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In a finding that may one day help control this disease, researchers have identified microorganisms not widely linked to the condition previously that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a finding that may one day...

2014-06-27 12:24:30

A National Championship in Soccer helps the Fighting Irish overtake Oregon and Florida MCLEAN, Va., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACC's new kids on the block have just earned one of the highest honors in college sports - the 2013-2014 Capital One Cup. The men's athletics program at the University of Notre Dame finished first in the final Capital One Cup men's standings, claiming their first Capital One Cup title and $200,000 toward student-athlete scholarships. The Capital One Cup...

2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-16 17:06:13

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. The left side is a normal month of March that shows the Heating Degree Days can exceed 600, while during a EL-Nino phase warming occurs which is represented by the drop in Heating...

2012-06-14 11:30:18

Symbol: RHMAM2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RHDE3 Rhexia delicatula Small   RHFI3 Rhexia filiformis Small   RHLA8 Rhexia lanceolata Walter   RHMAE Rhexia mariana L. var. exalbida Michx.   RHMAL Rhexia mariana L. var. leiosperma Fernald & Grisc. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC,...

2012-06-14 12:35:13

Symbol: POMA8 Group: Dicot Family: Polygalaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   POHA7 Polygala harperi Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-15 05:45:40

Symbol: LEMA15 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species   Lecidea marylandensis H. Magn. – Maryland lecidea lichen

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.