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2013-06-04 12:45:03

In 2010, in the journal Nature, a pair of physicists at the Santa Fe Institute showed that when the population of a city doubles, economic productivity goes up by an average of 130 percent. Not only does total productivity increase with increased population, but so does per-capita productivity. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, researchers from the MIT Media Laboratory's Human Dynamics Lab propose a new explanation for that "superlinear scaling": Increases in urban population...

2009-06-23 10:03:00

MIT professor Sandy Pentland, former Advertising Research Foundation Chief Research Officer Dr. Joseph Plummer Provide Key Insights BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research(R), a revolutionary biometric media research firm, announced today that it has added two new members to its Advisory Board who will continue to position the company as the industry leader in the measurement and application of Emotional Engagement. The additions of Dr. Joseph Plummer, former Advertising...

2008-10-04 09:00:12

SCORES of oiled seabirds were washed ashore along a 20-mile stretch of the Caithness coast yesterday, sparking fears of an oil spill in the Pentland Firth. At least 50 birds were recovered between Thurso and Duncansby Head. Some birds had died, said RSPB Scotland. But the Scottish Environment Protection Agency stressed there was no evidence of oil pollution. (c) 2008 Scotsman, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 12:00:42

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT ALEX Salmond yesterday declared that the Pentland Firth would be "the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy" as it officially became one of the country's first marine power sites. The First Minister unveiled his vision to make Scotland's seabed available to allow the power of tides to be transformed into the electricity that would turn the area into the powerhouse of Europe. He made clear that environmental concerns would not stand in...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

By JOHN ROSS THE waters of the Pentland Firth are set to become the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy with the equivalent power of 20 conventional stations, according to Alex Salmond, the First Minister . On a visit to Caithness yesterday, Mr Salmond also made it clear that any move to have the Firth, considered to be one of the best tidal energy hotspots on earth, designated under environmental regulations would not stand in the way of the energy revolution. The...


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2006-09-15 04:58:40

The Andean Tinamou, Nothoprocta pentlandii is a member of the most ancient groups of bird families, the tinamous. It is 25.5-30cm in size. This species is found in western South America. It inhabits grassy slopes, scrub, meadows. The binomial commemorates the Irish traveller Joseph Barclay Pentland (1797-1873).

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.