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2012-09-02 23:02:45

The National Ski Patrol, with the aid of its patrol dogs, has a new ally on the mountains of North America. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 So maybe we won´t be seeing our furry friends in the unemployment line, but they won´t be armed with the elixir one might usually find around their neck. Technology created to save lives and placed in the right hands, or in some cases breed of dog, will no doubt create a natural partnership. Blizzard Protection System, an unmatched...

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2010-04-20 09:05:00

For people who would like to be better skiers and enjoy the sport more, Montana State University professor John Seifert has some tips. Seifert, a health and human development professor, and a handful of MSU students regularly conduct a variety of skiing-related research, often at Bridger Bowl, the local ski hill just north of town. Together, they search for the answers to many questions, such as "Do sports and energy drinks help people perform better?" "What gear performs the best in various...

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2010-02-17 13:55:00

Too many skiers, snowboarders and resorts are putting fashion before safety TORONTO, On -- While the world's best skiers and snowboarders at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games compete with helmets on, many other skiers and snowboarders are choosing to forego this important piece of safety equipment. In fact, many skiers and snowboarders place fashion before safety, according to a commentary by a St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon published in the Journal of the American Medical...

2009-01-08 13:48:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the most tragic start to the avalanche season in North American history -- 23 fatalities in the last three weeks -- avalanche awareness, safety, and rescue equipment is becoming a necessity for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts heading to the mountains across the continent. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/AQTH145) RECCO provides a unique passive avalanche rescue system for enthusiasts and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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