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2009-07-15 10:20:50

Hundreds of images derived from classified data that could be used to better understand rapid loss and transformation of Arctic sea ice should be immediately released and disseminated to the scientific research community, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The committee that wrote the report emphasized that these Arctic images show detailed melting and freezing processes and also provide information at scales, locations, and time periods that are important for...

2009-07-10 13:14:46

 The Bureau of Justice Statistics' programs to collect data on crime in the U.S. have generated a solid body of information, but the bureau should be repositioned within the Justice Department to provide the independence -- and protection against structural and political interference -- appropriate to a statistical agency, says a new report from the National Research Council.  It recommends that the bureau be moved out of its current position within the Office of Justice Programs...

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2009-07-02 10:15:00

To ensure that all children enter elementary school with the foundation they need for success, a major national initiative is needed to improve early childhood mathematics education, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Opportunities for preschoolers to learn mathematics are currently inadequate, particularly for those in low-income groups, says the report, which is intended to inform the efforts of Head Start, state-funded preschool programs, curriculum developers, and...

2009-06-16 06:00:00

PORTLAND, OR, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) and Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP (GP) entered into a Joint Development Agreement to explore applications of technology licensed by NAT from the National Research Council (Canada). About Georgia-Pacific Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, building products, and related...

2009-06-05 07:00:00

SASKATOON, SK, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. announced today it has renewed its strategic alliance with the National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute (NRC-PBI) of Saskatoon for an additional five-year term. This research agreement builds on previous agreements over the past 10 years. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "This third five-year term of the alliance further leverages PBI and Dow AgroSciences research and product development,"...

2009-05-20 05:00:00

Icron Repays Technology Research Loan and Gains Additional 2% Margin on Product Sales BURNABY, BC, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), the leading provider of USB extension solutions, announced today that it has sold over $40 Million in USB Extension products since the commercialization of its patented ExtremeUSB(R) USB Extension technology. This market success has allowed Icron to complete the $750,000 repayment of its National Research Council of...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

HALIFAX, May 20 /PRNewswire/ - ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc. (IVT), a vaccine development company, has announced a collaboration agreement with the National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics (NRC-IBD) Atlantic. This collaboration will develop new 3-D MRI technology to track the effect of IVT's DepoVax(TM) technology on reducing tumour growth. "This research has the potential to deliver extremely sensitive MRI analysis, down to the individual cell level, and we will see, for the...

2009-05-14 08:35:00

SEATTLE, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mantra Venture Group Ltd. ('Mantra', OTCBB: MVTG, FSE: 5MV) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Contribution Agreement with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) with the goal of advancing Mantra's Electro-Reduction Technology (ERC) towards commercialization. This agreement will provide research and development financial support of up to $75,000, in addition to business and technical advisory...

2009-05-13 15:29:00

SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mantra Venture Group Ltd. ('Mantra', OTCBB: MVTG, FSE: 5MV) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Contribution Agreement with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) with the goal of advancing Mantra's Electro-Reduction Technology (ERC) towards commercialization. This agreement will provide research and development financial support of up to $75,000, in addition to business and technical advisory...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

OTTAWA, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and the University of British Columbia, today announced that they have entered into a three-year research-and-development partnership to pursue the development of new diagnostic imaging agents - medical isotope products using technology based on radiometals and chelates....


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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