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2012-04-04 12:14:50

Cutting-edge study shows teeth can be used to determine what has been eaten You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by 'cutting edge' research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food. Indeed, evidence from teeth can be used to determine what has been eaten by an animal providing a new way of working out the diets of wild animals that doesn't involve the unpleasant task of looking at the contents of their guts....

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2011-05-14 08:45:00

Written on the moon's weary face are the damages it has endured for the past 4-1/2 billion years. From impact craters to the dark plains of maria left behind by volcanic eruptions, the scars are all that remain to tell the tale of what happened to the moon. But they only hint at the processes that once acted"”and act today"”to shape the surface.To get more insight into those processes, Meg Rosenburg and her colleagues at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. put...

2011-05-13 12:04:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Donna Dannenfelser is a revolutionary woman, breaking through gender barriers and becoming one of the first full-time female psychotherapists to work for a professional sports team. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS is inspired by her story as a psychotherapist, certified hypnotist and dream analyst over the past 20 years. At first solely focusing on women's issues, Dr. Donna soon found herself the mental health clinician for the New York Jets. She councils...

2011-03-22 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To improve and minimize variation of rod counter surface quality for hydraulic applications, Simrit has specified six additional parameters. Expanding on the three parameters that are traditionally used to measure surface finish and define sealing technology requirements, these new attributes allow engineers to more accurately predict, and therefore anticipate, seal behavior without additional measurements or time. "The precise evaluation of an...

2011-02-09 13:12:40

Discovery of mini 'water hammer' effect could lead to materials that water really hates Researchers from Northwestern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have studied individual water droplets and discovered a miniature version of the "water hammer," an effect that produces the familiar radiator pipe clanging in older buildings. In piping systems, the water hammer occurs when fluid is forced to stop abruptly, causing huge pressure spikes that can rupture pipe walls....

2010-10-18 13:22:00

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - CEA-LETI in Grenoble is Purchasing a Unique Wafer Metrology Solution An internationally leading research institution in the microelectronics, information and health technology industries is relying on surface metrology from Germany. CEA-LETI will be working with a fully automatic wafer inspection system, the FRT MFE (Metrology For Frontend). With this tool, FRT has developed a universal solution for the most diverse...

2010-07-01 12:10:45

Integrated circuits, which enable virtually every electronics gadget you use on a daily basis, are constantly being pushed by the semiconductor industry to become smaller, faster, and cheaper. As has happened many times in the past and will continue in the future, integrated circuit scaling is perpetually in danger of hitting a wall that must be maneuvered around. According to Maxime Darnon, a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in order to continue increasing...

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2010-06-29 08:45:14

This Envisat radar image acquired over the Gulf of Mexico on June 22, 2010 shows that the oil spill (outlined in white) has radiated all over the Gulf of Mexico basin and is also continuing to feed into the Loop Current (red arrow). "This is a new piece of evidence of the seemingly strong attracting power of the intense Loop Current in this area," said Dr Bertrand Chapron of Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. "Based on the striking analogy between...

2009-09-14 11:00:00

WOODSTOCK, Ga, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroDynamics announces the release of the new MD-MicroQC, a lightweight, durable surface inspection Microscope. This advanced system design, states John Bearden, President and designer, "provides for enhanced performance, reliable results and the versatility to adapt to different production environments." MicroDynamics will be demonstrating the MD-MicroQC at the Quality Expo on September 22 - 24 at booth 4670. The computer controlled Micro-QC is...

2009-08-18 14:15:00

WOODSTOCK, Ga., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroDynamics, long the leader in cell volume measurement in the flexographic printing industry, will be introducing the MicroQC inspection microscope at Quality Expo. The MicroQC is a highly versatile, lightweight instrument that is extremely accurate with proven repeatable results. The MicroDynamics QC line of inspection microscopes have a reputation for being durable and accurate in a production environment. Multiple gauge studies have shown...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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