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Manchester Researchers Document Environmental Impacts Of Fracking In The UK

Aeron Haworth, University of Manchester Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some...

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2014-09-23 04:22:47

"I have seen very vivid colors in Sichuan. Also I experience culture here and appreciate changes & innovation brought by the cutting-edge technologies. I am very excited to see Sichuan's rich tourism resources displayed via these high-tech technologies." BEICHUAN, China, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A few days ago, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Prof. of University of Oxford, and the author of "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think," was invited to the...

vehicle hacking
2014-09-18 05:02:47

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The hacking of large numbers of vehicles by terrorists or criminals may sound like the stuff of Hollywood scriptwriters, but some experts are warning that the threat could be all too real. Most of us are vigilant in protecting our computers and mobile devices from unwanted attacks by hackers and viruses. But how secure are the computer systems in our vehicles? According to road safety expert Professor Andry Rakotonirainy of the...

2014-09-17 12:25:23

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's new e-book, published this Monday, September 15, is creating an international stir. Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas (Gatestone Institute with Rosetta Books) received immediate high praise from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "The recent operation in Gaza demonstrated once again the lengths to which Hamas terrorists will go to murder innocent Israeli civilians. Not...

great barrier reef parrot fish
2014-09-17 03:00:49

ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies One of Australia’s leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought. In an international study published September 15, Professor David Bellwood from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) says we need to identify and protect the most important species within reef ecosystems. In coral reefs, just as in any modern-day...

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat
2014-09-17 03:35:16

By Eric Sorensen, Washington State University Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat. The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory...

2014-09-17 08:30:43

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Professor Jonathan Viventi is 3rd Faculty Member Named to Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant 10" List NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular Science magazine today announced its annual "Brilliant 10" --a list of scientists under age 38 who are poised to revolutionize their fields. Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, is among the...

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU
2014-09-16 11:35:51

Katie Brewin/Aeron Haworth, The University of Manchester A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The finding of a ‘cell-like’ structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their findings are published in the latest edition of the journal Astrobiology. While investigating the Martian...

2014-09-15 08:23:49

Crimmel set to give public lecture at Whitespace in Ogden on the problems that Utah residents and legislators must address before it is too late OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities: Who: Hal Crimmel, Director of Master of Arts in English at Weber State University (WSU) Brady Distinguished Professor of English and founding co-chair of WSU's Environmental Issues...

2014-09-15 04:21:15

Professor Eberhart Zrenner Leads Discussion of Alpha IMS Patient Results One Year Post Implantation at Europe's Largest Ophthalmology Conference LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of...

2014-09-10 23:02:48

An appellate case in court this week brought by former NFL players over the use of their likenesses in a video game could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 An appellate case in court this week brought by former NFL players over the use of their likenesses in a video game could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s according to William Ford, a professor who teaches intellectual property law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. On Sept....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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