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2014-01-22 08:33:19

LONDON, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand C116 22nd - 26th January 2014 At Bett 2014, the leading learning technology event in the UK, Promethean has unveiled a new suite of educational technology, content development & teacher training solutions designed to significantly improve the quality of learning while motivating students to be more successful. "At Promethean, we are proud to be a leader in bringing forth the technology renaissance in the...

2014-01-17 23:04:04

A new assessment tool is helping scientists determine which treatments might benefit patients with a type of eye disorder called limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). The tool, developed by researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at these institutions, has already shown that the majority of these patients can benefit in the short term from a stem cell...

2013-12-12 12:20:06

One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers' diabetes and low birth weight One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers' diabetes and low birth weight. The research shows that your dad can influence your size at birth and that diabetes genes may explain some of this effect. The study is...

2013-12-02 23:19:33

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the availability of two new training products, a mobile learning application and a desktop training program for its Integrated Warrior System™ (IWS). Reston, Va (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the availability of two new training products, a mobile learning application and a desktop training program for its Integrated Warrior System™ (IWS). IWS integrates a wide variety of warfighter electronics to...

2013-11-27 09:57:23

UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol. However, mice with a genetic mutation to the gene Gabrb1 overwhelmingly preferred drinking alcohol over water, choosing to...

2013-11-21 23:22:38

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced it was awarded a contract under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II, Unrestricted Functional Category 1 – Service Delivery track. Reston, Va. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced it was awarded a contract under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II, Unrestricted...

2013-10-21 23:20:00

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that its TALON robot is now actively deployed in 30 countries globally. Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that its TALON® robot is now actively deployed in 30 countries globally. Since its introduction more than a decade ago, the TALON family of robots has earned a worldwide reputation for durability, flexibility, modularity and performance. TALON is in its fourth generation of upgrades,...

2013-09-30 23:22:34

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 720th Special Tactics group has selected Tactical Atmospheric Sounding Kit (TASK™) systems and radiosondes for use by special operations weather teams. Reston, Va. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 720th Special Tactics group has selected Tactical Atmospheric Sounding Kit (TASK™) systems and...


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William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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