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2009-09-29 13:39:00

NEW CASTLE, Penn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), a leading developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries, today announced that it has amended its financing agreement with The Quercus Trust and expanded its Board of Directors to 11 members. Each of the new board members, David Gelbaum, David Anthony and Joseph Bartlett, was elected to a three-year term and is affiliated with The Quercus Trust. The...

2009-09-26 12:41:06

Massachusetts residents say they are under siege from this year's large crop of acorns as the hard nuts have been falling from trees like rain. Greg Roberson and Neil McIsaac of Brookline, Mass., said they routinely encounter the nuts as they fall from area oak trees, creating safety hazards while in the air and once on the ground, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Every time I hear one, I think it's a kid throwing a rock at me, Roberson said. They're falling everywhere. I've nearly broken...

2009-06-17 06:50:00

'From an Oak to His Acorns: Essential Lessons for Life' proves that the pen is mightier than the scalpel OLD BRIDGE, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It is not every day that a 332-page stack of paper and ink can help defeat pediatric cancer, but that is exactly what Douglas Kretkowski'sFrom an Oak to His Acorns: Essential Lessons for Life accomplishes. The book, aimed at providing parents with a concise, central resource, contains a wealth of information for children and adults alike. Covering...

2008-11-30 11:38:52

Botanists say they're puzzled about why oak trees from Virginia to Kansas and north to Nova Scotia failed to produce acorns this year. It's a zero year. There's zero production. I've never seen anything like this before, said Rod Simmons, a field botanist in Virginia. At least 20 different species of oak trees in a large swath of North America failed to produce acorns this year and botanists are watching closely to determine if it is part of a natural cycle for the trees, which can live more...

2008-10-13 15:00:16

By DANA WILDE "What's this?" my wife said. She held up a shiny, speckled red ball about the size of an acorn. Me being the amateur naturalist and science fictionist in the house, and everybody else being merely curious, she expected I'd have an answer, or at least a weird guess. "I have no idea," I said. "Where did you get it?" "Jack found it in the grass by the Shed." She handed it to me. It was smooth and looked like some kind of fruit or nut, although it had no apparent stem end. I...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot The state's Department of Forestry is asking residents to get a little squirrelly. They want you to round up as many nuts as you can. And that doesn't mean you should turn in spooky ol' Uncle Elmo or your weird cousin Harold, the Virginia Department of Forestry (D.O.F.) simply needs help collecting "tree nuts," better known as acorns. As part of its year-round "Going Native" volunteer project, the D.O.F is calling on residents to help...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.