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2014-07-29 12:35:05

The CRISPR/Cas9 system enables accurate and efficient genetic engineering. ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAGE Labs Inc., a leading provider of products, services and technologies in the field of genome engineering, announced today that they have licensed CRISPR/Cas9 technology from the Broad Institute. The license enables SAGE Labs to use the CRISPR/Cas9 system to engineer cell and animal models for their clients as well as distribute validated CRISPR reagents. This is the...

2014-07-28 23:06:31

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elected Julio Guerrero, an R&D and business development lead in Draper Laboratory’s Energy Systems business area, to serve as its president from 2015-2016. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elected Julio Guerrero to serve as its president from 2015-2016. Guerrero, an R&D and business development lead in Draper Laboratory’s Energy Systems business area, began his term as...

2014-07-28 08:27:37

A set of large Rothko murals at Harvard are digitally and mathematically restored to their original splendor. NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at MIT Media Lab and Harvard University have restored five Rothko murals, stained over the years by light, smoke and cocktail debris. The unprecedented restoration method has an astonishingly accurate effect based on testimony from Rothko's own son, Rothko's other works and original photographs. Critical funding for MIT...

cubesats
2014-07-17 11:30:49

Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its own power, propulsion, computer, navigation equipment, and physical and electrical connections for hardware and sensors for various experiments. Aboard...

Smartphone-Wielding Space Robots Could Take Over For Astronauts
2014-07-08 12:47:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA plans to send a Google 3D smartphone into space. While this handset may boldy go where no handset has gone before the actual purpose is for it to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the International Space Station (ISS). The robots, which are known as SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), could eventually take over the daily chores that are currently handled by...

International Space Station Being Used As A Technology Test Bed
2014-06-19 03:19:15

NASA The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is utilizing the space station as a test bed for multiple game-changing technology demonstrations. “The International Space Station is our national laboratory for foundational space...

2014-06-18 23:09:23

Houston, TX metal building manufacturer Whirlwind Steel Buildings is manufacturing steel for the newest Gallery Furniture store located in Southwest Houston. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Whirlwind Steel Buildings, an industry-leading steel building manufacturer and distributor, has partnered with Gallery Furniture on their latest store. Whirlwind will work with the major furniture retailer to manufacture the steel for the retailer’s newest, largest store located at The Market in...

2014-06-18 23:04:06

The Fab Foundation aims to open 10 ‘Fab Labs’ around the U.S. by 2015 with support from the Chevron Corporation, as part of the energy industry leader's recently announced $30 million commitment and call-to-action to support STEM education and project-based learning methods.The announcement was made today during the first-ever White House Maker Faire. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The Fab Foundation today announced that it will open up to 10 fabrication laboratories (Fab...

2014-06-11 08:36:39

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Electronic Packaging Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/packaging/global_electronic_packaging_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Electronic Packaging market will grow at a CAGR of 46.79 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing thefts and counterfeiting...

ALMA maser installation team
2014-06-05 03:45:44

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator. This upgrade will eventually allow ALMA to synchronize with a worldwide network of radio astronomy facilities collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Once assembled, the EHT -- with ALMA as the largest and most...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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