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2011-05-12 11:16:46

An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "The Sloping Land Conversion Program, which began in 2000 after massive flooding caused in part by land clearing, focuses on China's largest source of soil erosion and flood risk "“...

2011-05-09 13:16:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new solution for physical security, SRI Sarnoff's VerifIR(TM) threat detection system, was named Best in Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies in the New Product Showcase at ISC West by the Security Industry Association (SIA). The VerifIR stand-off camera system displays real-time visible/IR fused video to find and characterize hidden threats in crowd-congested areas. Not only are concealed objects detected, the system helps...

2011-05-07 00:00:03

Over 3,500 Students Chat Live with Admissions Officers from Top Science Universities (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world's largest college fairs and admissions events, hosted their first science college fair -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day -- on April 26, 2011. CollegeWeekLive STEM Day brought together over 3,500 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries with the top science universities in the U.S. Students chatted live with admissions...

2011-05-02 10:50:00

Free webinar is led by Stanford Professor Dr. Kenji Hakuta and Teachscape Founder Mark Atkinson SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor of education at Stanford University and a leading researcher in the areas of bilingualism and second language acquisition, and Mark Atkinson, founder and chief strategist of Teachscape, will lead a webinar on improving the academic performance of English Language Learners (ELLs) through research-based strategies....

2011-04-26 00:00:27

A sophomore from Olin College is selected to participate in BASES | BT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, one of the nation's most selective national entrepreneurship conferences, at Stanford University and placed in the top three during the pitch competition. Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Margaret-Ann Seger "˜13 and her classmates didn't expect their dotcom class project "Spot" to turn into a business, but it looks like that's exactly what's about to happen. On April 7 Margaret-Ann...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2, Indiana University and the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University have today announced the Network Development and Deployment Initiative ("NDDI"), a partnership to create a new network platform and complementary software, which together will support global scientific research in a revolutionary new way. Through substantial investments by each of the partners, the NDDI will yield a new Internet2 service called the Open Science,...

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2011-04-20 08:56:48

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford University A new biosensor microchip that could hold more than 100,000 magnetically sensitive nanosensors could speed up drug development markedly, Stanford researchers say.  The nanosensors analyze how proteins bond "“ a critical step in drug development.  The ultrasensitive sensors can simultaneously monitor thousands of times more proteins than existing technology, deliver results faster and assess the strength of the bonds. Stanford researchers...

2011-04-13 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International will exhibit dexterous telerobotics and demonstrate its wall-climbing robot during a Robot Block Party event at Stanford University's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) on Thursday, April 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. SRI's dexterous telerobotics includes the organization's latest robotic prototype, which can be used to defeat vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) from a safe distance. The block party is...

2011-04-04 13:05:00

The conference, the first of its kind in the nation, will unite college students and members of the public across the country to learn about, discuss, and problem-solve the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford STAND: A Student Coalition to End and Prevent Genocide and Mass-Atrocities, has organized a national conference to address the persistent issue of conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the...

2011-03-30 12:35:00

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity STANFORD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center dedicated to identifying the causes of premature birth. Prematurity is the number one reason for newborn death in the United States today, yet in nearly half of the cases of premature...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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