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2014-04-09 08:32:48

Blacksumac's Piper to Complement iControl's Existing Connected Home Platform Portfolio REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that it has acquired Blacksumac Inc., the creator of Piper, a Wi-Fi-enabled all-in-one Home Awareness and automation device. This strategic acquisition allows iControl to expand its connected home management offerings to new markets, including rental properties,...

2014-03-26 23:33:39

“Black Pepper Health Benefits”, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of black pepper, and some reasons to love it. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 “Black Pepper Health Benefits”, a new report created by Sharon Meserve on the site Vkool.com shows health and nutrition benefits of black pepper, and detailed instructions on how to use it properly. In the first part of this report, people will discover 10 reasons why they should add black...

2014-03-13 23:00:28

Sapphire, “The World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club,” is the leader in champagne sales in Las Vegas and has the largest champagne selection of any nightclub/gentlemen's club in the world. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Sapphire has remodeled another of their ten, world-famous Skyboxes, taking inspiration from Piper-Heidsieck Champagne to create an atmosphere that compliments all of Piper-Heidsieck’s fine and exquisite Champagnes. Sapphire Skyboxes provide customers with a more private...

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Pensoft Publishers Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot. The new species, Piper kelleyi, is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. The study was...

2014-01-08 00:21:40

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) and Texas Tech University recently studied the effects of a special preparation of the kava root (Piper methysticum) on lung cancer in mice, and have concluded that the chemically defined extract may have the potential to reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans, according to a press...

Pepper Spice May Offer Treatment For People With Chronic Pain
2013-09-11 13:39:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists looking into why Szechuan pepper causes a tingling sensation have discovered the Asian spice may help patients with chronic pain. The new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, could lead to a greater understanding of the causes of tingling sensations experienced by many chronic pain patients. Szechuan pepper mimics the sense of touch in the brain by chemically activating light-touch fibers...

2013-08-08 12:20:41

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A12H0001) into the mid-air collision between a Piper PA-28 and a Beechcraft Bonanza flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) on 28 May 2012. "This accident shows once again that the see-and-avoid principle is inadequate for preventing collisions between aircraft flying under visual flight rules (VFR)," said Jon Lee, TSB's Investigator-in-Charge. "Additional...

2013-07-18 23:17:35

Jill Johnson CEO of Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership speaks with Piper Kerman about the need for educational opportunities for prison inmates and those newly released. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Sarder TV, the learning channel created by Russell Sarder, recently launched a video of an interview of Piper Kerman, author of the new book, “Orange is the New Black” the inspiration for a new original series on Netflix. The book details Piper’s experience as an inmate of...

Snacking On Kava Leaves May Reduce Anxiety
2013-05-13 13:54:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study suggests that the South Pacific plant Kava may have beneficial properties for alleviating anxiousness. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology say Kava could be used to help treat people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD). There are medicines currently available for people suffering from anxiety, but scientists are still looking for safer alternatives. The team, led by Dr...

2013-04-30 08:29:37

Taylor Schilling Stars in Series Created by Jenji Kohan, Based on Piper Kerman's Best-Selling Memoir BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix will premiere its upcoming original series "Orange is the New Black" on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Created by Jenji Kohan ("Weeds"), the comedic drama starring Taylor Schilling is set in a women's prison and is based on the U.S. best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman. All thirteen one-hour episodes in the series from Lionsgate...


Latest Piper Reference Libraries

Black Pepper, Piper nigrum
2014-02-15 08:34:58

Piper nigrum is a flowering vine species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Black Pepper. The species belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is indigenous to south India; however the plant is widely cultivated worldwide. The fruit, often referred to as its drupe, is sought after and dried. The spice or seasoning is used as the common, table black pepper. To date, Vietnam produces the largest amount of pepper, exporting 34% of the entire world’s pepper supply. P. nigrum may be...

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Seba's Short-tailed Bat, Carollia perspicillata
2012-06-28 21:07:53

Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) is native to South and Central America, and it was one of the most widespread of bat species in that range. It prefers to live in habitats with arid deciduous and moist evergreen forests. It will roost in colonies numbering between 10 and 100 individuals within hollow trees, caves, and tunnels. Its main diet consists of over 50 species of fruits, but it will also consume insects and pollen. Seba’s short-tailed bat is listed on the IUCN Red...

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