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Ancient Civilizations Reveal Ways To Manage Fisheries For Sustainability
2012-03-24 03:06:20

In the search for sustainability of the ocean's fisheries, solutions can be found in a surprising place: the ancient past. In a study published on March 23 in the journal Fish and Fisheries, a team of marine scientists reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in the United States, and evaluated the management strategies associated with periods of sustainability. The results surprised them....

2012-03-20 23:01:52

Affordable and accessible RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) materials help Stanford University student make educational hands on Activity Kits to effectively engage children with special needs. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Krystal Le, a sophomore at Stanford University recently worked with RAFT to develop new hands-on educational activity kits for kids with autism. The project - ℠Spin a Story´, targeted building RAFT Activity Kits to help stimulate the student´s...

2012-03-14 20:39:01

Researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the first-ever system of "designer electrons" — exotic variants of ordinary electrons with tunable properties that may ultimately lead to new types of materials and devices. "The behavior of electrons in materials is at the heart of essentially all of today's technologies," said Hari Manoharan, associate professor of physics at Stanford and a member of SLAC's...

The Blue Planet's New Water Budget
2012-03-06 04:28:52

Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same so-called "water budget". Has Earth gained or lost water from comets and meteorites? Has water been lost into space? New research into the Earth's primordial oceans conducted by researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen and Stanford University...

2012-03-05 13:11:22

Discovery paves the way for new synthesis of antibiotics Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules — a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades. Their result, reported today in Nature, details how five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom in the structure of lasalocid, a natural antibiotic produced...

2012-03-03 21:00:00

Accomplished leaders Barry L. Cox, James D. Plummer and John J. Tracy bring expertise and insight to Olin's President's Council. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering, today announced the appointment of three distinguished individuals to the college´s President´s Council. Named were Barry L. Cox, a member of the board of directors of Audience, Inc. and Summit Microelectronics; James D. Plummer, dean of the School of...

WSJ: Google Used Illicit Code To Track iPhone Activity
2012-02-17 13:36:17

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google along with a handful of advertising companies has been using a piece of clandestine code to get around security settings in Apple´s Safari web browser in order to track iPhone users´ online activities. The investigation stated that Google and ad networks Vibrant Media, Media Innovation Group and Gannett PointRoll had circumvented Safari´s privacy settings by using code that falsely represents its advertisements as...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.