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2012-10-22 22:58:26

Severe lung diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. To date they have been difficult to diagnose at an early stage. Within an international collaboration scientists from Munich now developed an X-ray technology to do just that. Now they are working on bringing the procedure into medical practice. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered the fourth most common cause of death in the United States. Usually the precursor to this life-threatening lung disease...

2012-09-25 23:03:58

As wireless carriers begin to offer more attractive quotes that combine the cost of SIMs and the TSP (telematics service providers), the price of connected car offerings is becoming more competitive. The decrease in prices is making it easier for automakers to develop more popular business models. Munich, Germany (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 This benefit will naturally have repercussions. Firstly, there is some panic that wireless carriers could start to control the end-end value chain for...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'