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2014-07-30 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A laser-based system from the University of Maryland, College Park, will observe the structure of forest canopy....

2014-07-30 12:30:30

Ostaszewski's Wear Your Soul Project joins with National 4-H Council on "Riding it Forward" journey to engage youth across the nation in pledge to live healthy, fight obesity CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joe Ostaszewski, Biggest Loser finalist and former Florida State University defensive lineman, says the Biggest Loser show saved his life. Now, he's "riding it forward" in a 2,900-mile bike ride across the country to inspire others and help save American youth...

2014-07-30 08:30:41

"Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation" published in Nature Nanotechnology COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers often use microelectronic devices embedded with biological components to interrogate biology, but such devices can do much more - perhaps even control biology. As such, researchers have looked to patterned assemblies of proteins and cells for in vitro metabolic engineering to characterize - and potentially control - cell...

2014-07-29 23:08:15

Vocus report offers eight tips to generate constant publicity when newsworthy topics are scarce Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Vocus, a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software, today published the "Eight Great Ways to Generate Publicity” white paper. With this resource, public relations (PR) practitioners will learn how to consistently generate media coverage when there are no announcements to release, such as a product launch or major...

2014-07-29 23:02:29

In a new study, researchers mated worms of different species and found that the females’ lifespans and number of offspring were drastically reduced compared with females mated with the same species, and cross-species-mated females were often sterile. The researchers showed that the “foreign” sperm had broken from the female’s uterus, prematurely fertilized the eggs and destroyed the ovaries (causing no viable offspring and sterility), and traveled throughout the worm’s body...

2014-07-29 12:35:28

Designed to bring care closer to home, improve quality of care and better serve communities ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced plans to strengthen the successful collaboration between the two health care organizations. With the new agreement, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine will expand ways to deliver quality care by sharing evidence-based best practices, advancing population health programs, collaborating on...

2014-07-29 08:39:21

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Management, Inc. (DMI), a leading provider of mobile enterprise solutions and services, today announced it has been included in Gartner's Managed Mobility Services (MMS) Magic Quadrant (MQ) Report on top MMS providers for a second year in a row. DMI is positioned for its "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute." The report can be accessed at...

2014-07-29 08:32:03

Research goal is to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia and gonorrhea BALTIMORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of...

2014-07-29 08:22:52

BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will highlight recent innovations and achievements accomplished in support of our customers in the aviation and aerospace community during several media briefings and opportunities at the 2014 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Aeronautics will focus on its EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided...

2014-07-28 16:22:17

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong") (NYSE: HASI), a leading provider of debt and equity for sustainable infrastructure projects, today announced that the Company will release its second quarter 2014 results after the market close on Monday, August 11, 2014, to be followed by a conference call at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/PH61447LOGO The conference...


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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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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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