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2011-12-14 19:53:26

Discovery may be boon to engineers, manufacturers A stroll on the beach can mean sinking your toes into smooth sand or walking firm-footed on a surface that appears almost solid. While both properties are commonplace, exactly what it is that makes granular materials change from a flowing state to a “jammed,” or solid, state? Whether it´s sand on a beach or rice grains in a hopper, being able to predict the behavior of granular matter can help engineers and manufacturers of...

Luminous Grains Of Sand Help Determine Year Of Historic Storm Flood
2011-10-12 03:10:41

Scientists at TU Delft have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a severe storm flood that occurred in either 1775 or 1776. This type of information helps us gain more insight into past storm floods and predict future surges more accurately. The scientists´ findings have been published in the online edition of the scientific magazine Geology, and will be on the cover of the paper edition of November. Historic knowledge Our historic knowledge...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

Sand Artist Joe Castillo will perform two new SandStories at TEDGlobal 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 13 and 15, 2011. Joe is the originator of a form of storytelling art that he calls SandStory. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Sand Artist Joe Castillo will perform two new SandStories at TEDGlobal 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 13 and 15, 2011. A mesmerizing story-teller, Joe Castillo brings an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind live performance to every possible venue. Combining...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

MONTREAL, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), provider of leading column database software today announced a strategic partnership with Averna, a global test engineering company for communications and electronics device makers worldwide. Averna will be embedding SAND's patented, high-performance analytic database in their test analytics product offering, providing scalability and ensuring optimal use of resources for their users. "I'm very pleased to have...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

MONTREAL, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), today announced the immediate availability of the second version of SAND native connector for SAS®. Based on SAND Analytics' patented column database technology, SAND v2 for SAS efficiently stores and manages the large amounts of supporting data kept in SAS data sets, flat files, and databases, delivering information on-demand for ad hoc analytics in SAS. "Large enterprises using SAS are...

2011-04-07 16:34:06

The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years. This was triggered by sea-level changes and human activities, new research has found. Researchers in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland study sand drift, but most of them are focusing on sand dunes along the coastline, not on the plains further inland. "Sand dunes are dynamic. For all we know, they may have been formed last year. But sand plaines are much older and in...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, is known around town as the dentist of the stars. This dentist is responsible for the bright, white smiles of many of music, television, and film's most popular celebrities. To be able to provide these treatments, Dr. Sands utilizes the latest technological advancements for the comfort of his patients. One of these advancements now used at Dr. Sand's office is digital imaging, which provides a safer and more comfortable experience for patients...

2010-12-19 00:25:51

Desert's Sand Cat litter is all natural, eliminates all odors. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 18, 2010 An innovative Arizona corporation has launched a product that it calls a bio-scientific breakthrough in the $1.8-billion a year cat litter business. First appearing on retailers' shelves in November, Desert's Sandâ“ž¢ cat litter is different from other competitors: its all-natural volcanic ash based product (Zeolite) absorbs urine and renders both urine and feces...


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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