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2010-05-22 08:05:30

At the University of Oklahoma, researchers captured unprecedented high-resolution radar data during the May 10, 2010 tornadoes using one of the most advanced weather radars in the world. "This unique polarimetric data set is likely to reveal new discoveries about tornado genesis and severe storms for years to come," said the Director of OU's Atmospheric Radar Research Center, Robert D. Palmer. Palmer's team is currently processing the data using advanced techniques developed at OU and...

2010-05-06 13:33:00

TSX: GAM / NYSE: GRS / BSX: GL7 HALIFAX, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - Gammon Gold Inc. ("Gammon") (TSX:GAM and NYSE:GRS): Gammon is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an option agreement for a 4,491 hectare block of claims north of the Ocampo Mine known as the Venus property, from Mexicana de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (an operating subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, S.A. de C.V. ). This option agreement not only increases Gammon land position by 40% in the prolific Ocampo and Pinos Altos...

2010-04-13 14:12:57

Understanding earthquakes minimizes loss of life and property University of Oklahoma researchers are working with Chinese colleagues to better understand intraplate earthquakes"”those occurring far from a tectonic plate boundary"”in an effort to minimize the loss of life and property in both China and Oklahoma. China holds the record for the deadliest earthquake with 830,000 casualties, even though the event occurred far from a tectonic plate boundary. In recent months, a U.S....

2008-09-10 15:00:32

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marking one of the largest renewable energy commitments ever by a public university, the University of Oklahoma will achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2013 with the signing today of a wind power agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company. OU will rank among the nation's top renewable-energy-purchasing universities in the country to commit to 100 percent renewable energy. "OU is proud to become a national role model for...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 15--Jacqueline Wilson squeezed her friend's hand as Dr. Nora Doyle prepared to push the needle into her belly. "We're trying to find a place where there's no baby," the doctor said, watching the baby wiggle on the ultrasound monitor. "It takes longer to plan our trip than it does to take the trip." Doyle pushed the needle and began to draw the clear, yellow liquid from the sac surrounding Wilson's fetus. At two months pregnant, Wilson said she began...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.