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2011-10-01 07:00:00

After extensive testing and research, Schwing Bioset is proud to announce that the USEPA has given nationwide approval to the Bioset Process to reduce its operating temperatures from 70°C (158°F) to 55°C (131°F) as a Process to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP). Operating at 55°C (131°F) results in a greater than 20% reduction in operating costs for owners of the Bioset process. Somerset, WI (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 After extensive testing and research, Schwing Bioset...

2011-08-10 08:30:00

COVINGTON, La., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With more Americans "stressed out" due to financial strain, Evamor Natural Artesian Water is granting Texans stress relief wishes from wedding gowns to baby cribs on www.EncounterGoodness.com. Through the Encounter Goodness campaign - a pay it forward movement created by Evamor to help relieve stresses of life - visitors to www.EncounterGoodness.com share what is causing their stress, for the chance to let Evamor provide relief. "At Evamor, we...

2011-06-27 15:11:14

Study of pH in anthurium spathe provides clues to generating blues Flower color in plants is determined by pigments such as aurones, anthocyanins, and carotenoids. Research has found that the ultimate color displayed is dependent not only on the pigment present, but also on other factors, including cell shape, presence of metal ions, and pH, among others. Information about the role of pH in creating color has allowed plant geneticists to engineer new hues, adding to the beauty and diversity...

2011-06-22 22:19:56

The world's oceans support vast populations of single-celled organisms (phytoplankton) that are responsible, through photosynthesis, for removing about half of the carbon dioxide that is produced by burning fossil fuels "“ as much as the rainforests and all other terrestrial systems combined. One group of phytoplankton, known as the coccolithophores, are known for their remarkable ability to build chalk (calcium carbonate) scales inside their cells, which are secreted to form a...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

COVINGTON, La., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With everyday expenses and stress on the rise, like gas prices and job pressures, Texans could use a helping hand. Today, Evamor Artesian National Water kicks off an Encounter Goodness movement to help relieve the day-to-day stresses of life. Whether is it the high grocery bill from this week's shopping trip or not being able to find a babysitter for a night out on the town, Evamor wants to pitch in to alleviate the pressure. To obtain relief...

2011-05-26 21:23:37

Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts. In a paper published in the journal Science, experts from Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions and colleagues make the case that communities don't need to wait for a global solution to ocean acidification to fix a local problem that is compromising their marine environment. Many localized acidification hotspots can be...

2011-05-19 11:00:00

Water Quality & Health Council Advises Swimmers to "Dip Before You Dive" by Checking for Adequate Pool Chemistry Before Getting in the Pool WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the incidence and healthcare costs of "swimmer's ear" underscores the need for the public to play an active role in ensuring healthy pools. Today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows that...

2011-05-13 10:41:24

A new set of buoys in Alaska waters will help scientists understand how climate change may be affecting the pH level of northern seas. Researchers placed the first buoy last month. "This is the first dedicated ocean acidification mooring to be deployed in a high latitude coastal sea," said Jeremy Mathis, principal investigator for the project and an assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "Other moorings have been deployed with ocean acidification...

2011-05-10 16:02:52

The acidification of the world's oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment. New research shows that coccoliths, which are an important part of the marine environment, dissolve when seawater acidifies. Associate Professor Tue Hassenkam and colleagues at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen, are the first to have measured how individual coccoliths react to water with different degrees of acidity. Coccoliths are very small shells of calcium carbonate that...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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