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2014-08-05 23:03:22

Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens Such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a leading specialty water chemical research and development company building an innovative chemical platform to solve water infrastructure issues, today announced that its Clearitas 350 scale control solution has been approved as a primary disinfectant for...

2014-08-05 23:01:29

College Obtains Funding to Support and Promote Engineering Education for Middle and High School Teachers Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 For the second time this summer, Manhattan College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research. The NSF awarded the College $297,516 to investigate and explore the creation of a variety of programs that support and promote engineering education for middle and high school teachers. “This project is a...

2014-08-05 23:01:10

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine. The multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by UMaine, in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, will use the state's 3,500-mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socioeconomic and policy interactions that have local, bioregional,...

2014-08-05 08:29:18

Certification addresses athletes' fear of unknowingly testing positive for banned substances and desire for higher quality supplements and nutritional products EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiProUSA announced today that BioZzz, an isolated whey protein, the purest form of alpha-lactalbumin (dairy protein) commercially available, has successfully completed the requirements of NSF International's Athletic Banned Substances Certification Program, Certified for Sport(®)....

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2014-08-05 02:30:03

National Science Foundation Competition unveils new partnership The National Science Foundation and Popular Science launched their new partnership as co-sponsors of the foundation's long-running Visualization Challenge, now called The Vizzies. The competition, which runs through Sept. 30, 2014, aims to recognize some of the most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering. "We are excited about this new partnership. We love showcasing visualizations and...

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2014-08-05 02:00:47

Bobbie Mixon, National Science Foundation Rice scientists reprogram protein pairs; attempt to modify bacterial decisions Desalination has come a long way, baby. On Aug. 3, some 330 years ago, a certain Captain Gifford of His Majesty's Ship Mermaid, was asked to conduct onboard his 24-gun Royal Naval vessel what may have been the first government-sponsored, scientific desalination experiment. Diarist and later Secretary to the Admiralty Commission in England Samuel Pepys wrote to...

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2014-08-04 02:00:59

National Science Foundation NSF announces two Frontier-scale projects, part of a $74.5 million investment to support foundational cybersecurity research and education As our lives and businesses become ever more intertwined with the Internet and networked technologies, it is crucial to continue to develop and improve cybersecurity measures to keep our data, devices and critical systems safe, secure, private and accessible. On July 31, 2014, the National Science Foundation's (NSF)...

2014-07-29 23:09:04

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to fund a research partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research to fund a project entitled “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials.” EAGER...

2014-07-29 08:32:54

Phase I Project to Focus on Advanced Molecular Search Models for the Inverse Design Computational Drug Discovery Platform RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (NSF SBIR) program. The grant is valued at $150,000. Cloud...

Quenching World's Water And Energy Crises One Droplet At A Time
2014-07-28 03:56:55

Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara. Tiny droplets collect on the beetle's bumpy back. The areas between the bumps are covered in a waxy substance that makes them water-repellant, or hydrophobic (water-fearing). Water accumulates on the water-loving, or hydrophilic, bumps, forming droplets that eventually grow too big to stay put, then roll down the waxy surface....


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National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

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National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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Cerro Tololo Observatory -- astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo peak, Chile, with offices in La Serena, about 40 mi (64 km) to the west. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), it is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which also operates such other major national observatories as the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The principal instrument is a 158-in. (4-m) reflecting telescope, the largest in the...

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Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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