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South Africa's First Hardware Contribution Delivered To ATLAS Detector At CERN
2013-09-05 12:50:55

University of the Witwatersrand An important milestone for physics, engineering and manufacturing for SA Physicists from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have reached an important milestone and have made the first South African contribution of a "piece of hardware" to the ATLAS Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN). Physics PhD student Robert Reed designed a High Voltage board (HV board) that was...

2011-07-22 01:39:07

Researchers find single gene controls mimicry across different species For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color patterns "“ in effect joining forces to warn predators, "Don't eat us," while spreading the cost of this lesson. Now an international team of researchers led by Robert Reed, UC Irvine assistant professor of ecology...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

By Scott Taylor LEWISTON - A two-year deal letting Casella subsidiary Pine Tree Waste continue to collect the city's trash and recycling will give leaders time to find a better alternative, councilors agreed Tuesday. Councilor Robert Reed said any new trash collecting solutions need to include the city's neighbors. "We can't act in a vacuum," Reed said. "The communities around us are looking to see what Lewiston is going to do. We should include them, bring them to the table and do...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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