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2011-05-05 18:13:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of scientists convened by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences today released their review of the draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), identifying numerous critical flaws and gaps and validating years of similar criticisms by The Bay Institute. The report, A Review Of The Use Of Science And Adaptive Management In California's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, finds fault with the BDCP on several...

2011-05-04 19:11:16

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and jurisdictions in the bay watershed to oversee the restoration of the bay, with a major focus on controlling the extent of pollutants -- such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment -- entering it.  A new report from the National Research Council assesses the framework used by these partners for tracking pollution control practices and their two-year milestone strategy, which...

2011-04-11 21:36:40

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft assessment of the potential health effects associated with formaldehyde exposure needs substantial revision, says a new report from the National Research Council, which recommends improvements for EPA's final assessment. The report finds that EPA supports its conclusions that formaldehyde can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; lesions in the respiratory tract; and genetic mutations at high concentrations. Furthermore, the report finds...

2011-04-06 08:35:39

By elevating its life and physical sciences research program, NASA could achieve the biological understanding and technical breakthroughs needed to allow humans to be sent deeper into space, including to Mars, says a new National Research Council report. In addition, access to the space environment -- for example, on the International Space Station -- will open up further opportunities for groundbreaking research in the physical and life sciences. The report, one of a series of decadal...

2011-03-09 14:51:41

INRS University, NRC Canada, and University of Ottawa make a scientific breakthrough Another step has been taken in matter imaging. By using very short flashes of light produced by a technology developed at the national infrastructure Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) located at INRS University, researchers have obtained groundbreaking information on the electronic structure of atoms and molecules by observing for the first time ever electronic correlations using the method of high harmonic...

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2011-03-08 08:05:00

Unmanned missions to Mars and one of Jupiter's moons should be the top priorities for the American space program starting in 2013, a team of experts said on Monday. The National Research Council (NRC) released what Associated Press (AP) reporters have dubbed a "wish list" of missions that NASA should prioritize in the decade running 2013 through 2022. The study, which was sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), polled experts and asked them to recommend possible small,...

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2011-02-16 07:28:57

A review released Tuesday by a panel of scientific experts casts doubt on FBI evidence that Bruce Ivins, a U.S. Army researcher, committed the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001. The report by the National Research Council (NRC), part of the National Academy of Sciences, questioned the link between a flask of anthrax bacteria in Ivins' Maryland laboratory and the anthrax-laced letters mailed to lawmakers and members of the news media in New York City and Washington, D.C., which killed five...

2011-01-31 08:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced that the National Research Council Canada Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (NRC-DRAO) has chosen Arkeia Network Backup to protect large volumes of scientific data, as well as operational data. Using Arkeia Network Backup, NRC-DRAO has been able to simplify backup management by consolidating backups using a single solution,...

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2011-01-26 05:55:00

Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, the US has worse life expeancy rates than many -- and a new report puts the blame mainly on smoking and obesity, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. The news may be surprising, considering that while smoking in public is being stamped out in the US while still common in other countries. And obesity is a growing problem around the world. The US led those unhealthy trends, smoking more and gaining more weight a few decades...

2011-01-25 08:15:00

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) announced today that the company will bring content analytics capabilities to market for improved business productivity through an Intellectual Property (IP) licensing agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The NRC innovations will be incorporated into OpenText's flagship Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Suite, with the first version expected to be available by spring, 2011. "OpenText is...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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