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Image 1 - Argo Floats Help Monitor Ocean Acidity
2011-09-05 06:57:05

  Scientists can now remotely monitor the ocean´s changing chemistry with help from some of the five-foot-tall Argo floats that drift with deep ocean currents and transmit data via satellite back to land. A new and innovative method shows how readings of the acidity (pH) and total carbon dioxide (CO2) content of seawater can help scientists understand changes in the chemistry of the world´s ocean. A U.S.-based research team and their Canadian colleagues developed the new...

2011-02-11 11:20:00

BARCELONA, February 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Observations, award winning design agency, and IKIVO, market leading supplier of UI solutions based on open web standards, today jointly announce their partnership to deliver Fipplr, a progressive Android Homescreen. Fipplr improves content and social service experiences thanks to purposeful feeds and an unconventional take on graphic design. "Many homescreens fail to provide meaningful interactions and access to information adapted...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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