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2013-04-05 13:24:26

Osmosis — the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration — is a well-developed concept in physics and biophysics. The problem is that, even though the concept is important to plant and human physiology, osmosis is understood in biology and chemistry in a much simpler — and often incorrect — way. "A range of surprising misconceptions about osmosis continue to appear in papers, web sites and textbooks," says...

2012-09-22 23:02:21

AXEON Water Technologies, a premier provider of engineered water treatment solutions, has announced the acquisition of assets and intellectual property rights of a leading systems manufacturer. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 AXEON Water Technologies, a premier provider of engineered water treatment solutions, has announced the acquisition of assets and intellectual property rights of a leading systems manufacturer. The company, formerly known as Pure-O-Tech, is a premier...

2012-09-20 16:27:38

Research carried out at The University of Manchester has found further evidence that a simple solution, which is already used in IV drips, is an effective treatment for reducing inflammation. The researchers also identified that hypertonic solution, which is a solution with an elevated concentration of salt, can ease inflammation purely through bathing in it — proving the Victorians were right to visit spa towns to "take the waters" for ailments like rheumatoid arthritis. The...

2012-07-30 15:40:57

UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world. The research, published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, may revolutionize the ability to survey plant species for their ability to withstand drought, said senior author Lawren Sack, a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. "This method can be applied rapidly and...

2011-11-14 12:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Membrane Separation Technologies market. The global market for Membrane Separation Technologies is forecast to reach US$16 billion by the year 2017, driven by the increasing adoption of the technology across various end-use markets. Growth in the market would be spurred by increasing efforts by end-use industries to curtail use of water and minimize costs on waste disposal. Additional factors fuelling market growth include...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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