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Hand Size Appears To Stay Constant, Providing Natural 'Ruler'

Anna Mikulak, Association for Psychological Science People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it’s magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual...

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2014-10-01 12:37:18

BRANFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Informatics, provider of the premier cloud-based scientific informatics platform, today announced that Kevin Cronin has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Cronin brings 25 years of experience leading sales and marketing teams that demonstrated outstanding growth and success serving pharmaceutical, agrochemical, consumer and chemical companies. He joined Core from Dassault Systemes BIOVIA (formerly Accelrys) where he...

2014-10-01 12:31:29

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of mobile technology we have an app for everything, but mission-critical information about the clinical trials that physicians are managing seems to be in the prehistoric days. Clinical trials have inherently become more complex over the years, especially with infectious disease, cardiovascular, oncology and CNS trials. The number of vendors and pharmaceutical company contacts have soared - the average study has 30+ contacts...

2014-10-01 12:29:04

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otto J. Welper is recognized by Continental Who's Who in the field of Oil and Gas as a result of his role as CEO and Geophysicist with Viking International Petroleum, LLC. Established in 2001, Viking International Petroleum is a Houston based oil and gas exploration company using advanced geoscience technologies to better image and delineates hydrocarbon traps. Otto, a seasoned geophysicist, has over 30 years in the oil and gas and seismic...

2014-10-01 12:28:24

Full of free resources and advice, the library is a great place to celebrate Family History Month ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is Family History Month and a great time to add to or begin researching a family tree. This increasingly popular hobby has been given a boost from the sheer volume of resources now available to find ancestors. Millions of pages of historical census data, military records, newspapers, birth and death records are accessible online and easily...

2014-10-01 08:40:21

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the WaveSurfer 3074, extending the bandwidth range of the popular WaveSurfer 3000 series of oscilloscopes to 750 MHz. WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscopes feature the MAUI advanced user interface, previously available only on higher-end oscilloscopes. This advanced user interface seamlessly integrates a deep measurement toolset and multi-instrument capabilities into a cutting edge user experience centered on...

2014-10-01 08:30:45

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health is thanking its 26,000 pharmacists during October's American Pharmacists Month for their role in changing the way health care is delivered to increase access, lower costs and improve quality in the Company's retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140905/143585 "Last month, we changed our company name to CVS Health to reflect our broader health care...

2014-10-01 08:30:43

Licensing Enables Protein Metrics to Expand its Analysis Portfolio into Lipidomics with a Novel Software Tool for Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data named Lipify(TM) SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Protein Metrics, Inc., a leading provider of software for rapid and thorough protein and peptide characterization, today announced an agreement with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) whereby it was granted an exclusive commercial license to PNNL's lipid...

2014-10-01 08:30:24

-- Primary endpoint was met for 50 mg twice daily dosing -- FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardio-renal, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases, today announced positive results from its 371 patient Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating tenapanor in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C). Results from this study demonstrated statistically significant and...

2014-10-01 08:23:48

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) this morning announced the signing of a multi-year lease to create a new Research & Innovation Leadership Center in Northwest Houston, doubling the size of the Company's chemistry research effort. In addition, the Company announced the creation of FracMax Analytics, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flotek which will focus on applied research and data analysis generated by Flotek's new proprietary software...

2014-09-30 23:25:34

The Science Museum of Virginia hosts the Girls in Science Camp In. This overnight event invites middle school girls to collaborate with women scientists and explore three floors of interactive exhibits at the Museum. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host the Girls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers....


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Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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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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