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2011-02-15 19:46:06

Plants that can detect environmental contaminants, explosives Someday, that potted palm in your living room might go from green to white, alerting you to a variety of nasty contaminants in the air, perhaps even explosives. The stuff of science fiction you say? Not so, says a Colorado State University biologist whose research is funded in part by Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), as well as by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office...

2011-02-15 03:15:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled three new versions of its most popular and advanced smartphones - HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S. The new smartphones continue HTC's commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones while providing distinct choices in design, power and value. Each phone also includes HTC Sense, HTC's unique customer-focused...

2011-02-15 03:15:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced its first tablet, the HTC Flyer(TM). HTC Flyer blends HTC's trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for the tablets. Using an intuitive and innovative approach to tablets, HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction. HTC also announced HTC Watch, a new connected video service that will...

2011-02-15 03:15:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced two new phones built entirely to be social, combining the simplicity, ease-of-use and depth of HTC Sense(TM) with the power and connectivity of Facebook®. As part of an extended portfolio of six new HTC Sense-based devices being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa feature a dedicated...

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2011-01-27 09:12:37

A new study takes a close look at the brain of the migratory monarch butterfly to better understand how these remarkable insects use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 27 issue of the journal Neuron, provides key insights into how ambiguous sensory signals can be integrated in the brain to guide complex navigation. Previous research has shown that migrants use a time-compensated...

2011-01-20 21:55:36

Humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time according to new research, which suggests that our perception of time is not maintained by an internal body clock alone. Scientists from UCL (University College London) set out to answer the question "Where does our sense of time come from?" Their results show that it comes partly from observing how much the world changes, as we have learnt to expect our sensory inputs to change at a particular 'average' rate. Comparing the...

2011-01-17 12:29:30

In a technique that could eventually shed light on how gene expression influences human disease, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have for the first time ever successfully visualized single molecules of naturally-occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells. The scientific achievement is detailed in the January 16 online edition of Nature Methods. Gene expression involves transcribing a gene's DNA into molecules of mRNA. These...

2011-01-06 16:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- HTC Corporation, a global leader in smartphone innovation and design, this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) unveiled three new 4G smartphones together with three U.S. wireless operators, further solidifying HTC's position as the leader in 4G. HTC introduced the world's first 4G smartphone in 2008, and the world's first 4G Android(TM) smartphone in 2010. With these three new smartphones joining the HTC...

2011-01-06 10:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at J.P. Morgan's 29th Annual Healthcare Conference on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. PST at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & Media" section of the Company's Web site, www.isispharm.com. A...

2011-01-04 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) announces the following webcast: What: Recent Advances in Isis' Development Pipeline Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET /9:00 When: a.m. PT Where: www.isispharm.com Live on the Internet. Simply log onto our Web site How: listed above. Contacts: Kristina Lemonidis Director, Investor Relations...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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