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2011-11-14 16:00:00

World Book promotes fun while teaching important science concepts Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 World Bookâs Building Blocks of Science characters have been kidnapped by an Evil Scientist--the dastardly Dr. Edwin Quark. Gasp! He has hidden the Building Blocks of Science characters throughout the universe and World Book needs help in finding them in time to publish the 10-volume series. Luckily, according to the Geneva Convention rules that regulate Evil Scientists, Dr....

Large Hadron Collider Set To Investigate Big Bang With More Precision
2011-11-02 10:08:31

Researchers at Switzerland´s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are setting aside four weeks to investigate the conditions of the early universe in more detail than ever before and taking a break from searching for the Higgs boson, David Shiga from New Scientist is reporting. The Higgs boson experiment has produced roughly 6 inverse femtobarns of collision data, about three times the total used in the last major analysis searching for the elusive particle, thought to endow other particles...

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2011-06-26 07:52:07

By comparing theory with data from STAR, Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues map phase changes in the quark-gluon plasma In its infancy, when the universe was a few millionths of a second old, the elemental constituents of matter moved freely in a hot, dense soup of quarks and gluons. As the universe expanded, this quark"“gluon plasma quickly cooled, and protons and neutrons and other forms of normal matter "froze out": the quarks became bound together by the exchange of...

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2011-05-06 11:22:33

Researchers use the NSF-supported Ranger supercomputer to explore alternative particle theories As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ramps up the rate and impact of its collisions, physicists hope to witness the emergence of the Higgs boson, an anticipated, but as-yet-unseen, fundamental particle that scientists believe gives mass to matter. The Higgs boson is a central component of the "standard model," a theory that defines the relationships between the forces of the universe. But, what if...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Program Offers Teachers a Free Copy of QuarkXPress 9 to Help Students Discover Digital Design and Cross-Media Publishing Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Quark announced today the QuarkXPress® 9 Teacher-Try-It Program, an exclusive chance for teachers in North America to receive a complimentary copy of the newest version of QuarkXPress. The program, which is running from May 1, 2011 to November 1, 2011, aims to help teachers in K-12 and higher education institutions gain experience with...

2011-05-02 16:35:00

WATERBURY, Vt., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Traveler has named "Three Arctic Islands: Triple the Adventure" one of 2011's 50 Tours of a Lifetime. To qualify for the honor an expedition had to be one of the "most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours." This 13-day cruise is exclusive to Quark Expeditions, a Vermont-based, polar tour operator specializing in the polar regions since 1991. (Photo:...

2011-04-06 09:10:00

WATERBURY, Vt., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea-kayaking in Svalbard, Norway's Arctic paradise takes place in an extreme environment. Quark Expeditions, a polar specialist, recommends that travelers contemplating the activity be comfortable getting in and out of a boat, and that they have practiced a wet exit. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/NE78344 ) Svalbard affords many opportunities to paddle in protected fjords amongst icebergs. Quark staff are always alert...

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2011-03-29 06:25:00

Physicists study rare particles to learn why the universe has more matter than antimatter Using data from experiments performed in 2010 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland, scientists are studying rare particle decays that could explain why the universe has more matter than antimatter. Led by Sheldon Stone, a physicist at Syracuse University, a group of scientists recently published their first observations of two different...

2011-03-23 12:43:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akademik Ioffe sailed its final voyage for the polar specialist Quark Expeditions. The former Russian research vessel converted to an expedition ship had become out-dated. According to Hans Lagerweij, President of Quark Expeditions, "21st century polar travelers want cabins with private facilities, stylish public areas, and a choice of places to congregate to share a drink." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NE70421 ) Time...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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