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2010-12-14 23:38:52

'Doctors on Call,' public watch discovery live When a field of tubeworms was unexpectedly discovered on the side of a large underwater mountain 50 miles off the coast of Cyprus this summer, the finding was notable both for the discovery itself and for the process of the discovery. Found by a team of researchers led by marine explorer Robert Ballard, the tubeworms, in the genus Siboglinidae, have a symbiotic relationship with chemosynthetic bacteria; they both work together to metabolize warm,...

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2010-10-04 10:59:59

The exploration vessel Nautilus, with a team of experts of the University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, headed by Prof. Zvi Ben Avraham, discovered for the first time an area of reefs with deep-sea corals in the Mediterranean, offshore of Israel. This area apparently stretches over a few kilometers, 700 meters under the surface and some 30-40 km off the coast of Tel Aviv. According to the researchers, this southeastern region of the Mediterranean has only sparse sea...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertafore (http://www.vertafore.com), a leading provider of software and services to the insurance industry, today announced that Nautilus Insurance Group will license its Vertafore PolicyIssuance product. Web-based and built to ACORD XML standards, PolicyIssuance provides an efficient process for General Agents to issue policies on behalf of their Excess and Surplus (E&S) carriers. Nautilus Insurance Group, a W. R. Berkley Corporation member...

2010-07-19 09:49:00

SUMMIT, N.J., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC ("Nautilus Solar") today announced the expansion of operations in Ontario, Canada with the formation of Nautilus Solar Canada Limited Partnership ("Nautilus Solar Canada LP"). Nautilus Solar Canada LP has an initial portfolio of 2.75MW AC of rooftop projects under contract from the Ontario Power Authority ("OPA"). Nautilus Solar CEO James M. Rice said, "We are pleased to move forward with the construction and financing of...

2010-05-27 15:07:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Press announced today the June 1 publication of Connie Tamaddon's "Surprising Silhouettes" (Nautilus Press, ISBN: 978-0-9778018-3-1, $19.95, June 1, 2010). "We are very excited about this new title, it is a delightful and entertaining book for young children, and also has great depth in understanding of the most important lessons in life," states Nautilus President and CEO, Taylor Wilshire. Photographer Connie Tamaddon uses the properties of...

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2010-05-26 13:26:32

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum sheds new light on a previously unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx. "We think that this extremely rare creature is an early ancestor of squids, octopuses, and other cephalopods", says Martin Smith of U of T's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Natural History at the ROM.  "This is significant because it means that...

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2010-05-20 06:20:00

Scientists said Wednesday they had solved the mystery surrounding the paper nautilus, a brittle and translucent shell that belongs to the rarely-seen species of octopi known as argonauts. For centuries, biologists have pondered about what evolutionary function the female's delicate off-white casing has served, only knowing it is too thin to offer any protection from predators. The most popular theory throughout time was that it had served as a brood chamber to house eggs. But a new study...

2009-08-18 06:48:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks a record-setting four ships delivered in one year for Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) for Carnival Corporation. The ships already delivered are: the Costa Luminosa, the Costa Pacifica and the Seabourn Odyssey. The culmination will be the September 18th delivery of the Carnival Dream, the largest ship of the Carnival fleet. This totals 32 ships for which NED has completed design and commissioning services over the past 14 years. In...

2009-08-14 15:26:51

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Nautilus F3 Chin Dip Stationary Exercise Units due to a fall hazard. The footpads on the apparatus can break, posing a fall danger, the commission said in a statement. About 400 of the units were imported from China by Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash., and sold to fitness centers nationwide from May 2007 through February 2009 for about $1,300 apiece. Model No. F3CD is located on the side of the apparatus, the...

2009-04-29 08:28:00

- New Process Reduces Material Costs by Up to 80% and is Carbon Neutral - HANFORD, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thresher Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: THRR), a California-based manufacturer of precision recycled aluminum and advanced metal matrix composite parts, is pleased to announce its latest innovation in eco-friendly casting, the Nautilus Core System ("Nautilus Core"). Developed by Thresher Industries, the Nautilus Core is a proprietary bio-degradable manufacturing...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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