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2012-06-15 11:44:32

Carbon nanotubes represent a significant departure from traditional silicon technologies and offer a promising path to solving the challenge of energy efficiency in computer circuits, but they aren't without challenges. Now, engineers at Stanford have found ways around the challenges to produce the first full-wafer digital logic structures based on carbon nanotubes. Energy efficiency is the most significant challenge standing in the way of continued miniaturization of electronic systems,...

2012-06-12 23:01:08

As many as one in two men will experience erectile dysfunction. Male infertility and sexual dysfunction expert explains that in most cases erectile dysfunction is physical, not psychological. He urges men to get medical help as the condition can often be a precursor to other serious medical problems. Stanford, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 To support National Men´s Health Week, Michael Eisenberg, MD, director of the Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery program at Stanford´s...

Trying To Promote Safer Stoves In Countries Where Cooking Can Kill
2012-06-12 13:18:56

Preparing a meal in some of the world´s poorest rural areas can turn an ordinary activity into a deadly chore. Animal dung and crop scraps often fuel the indoor fires used for cooking. And before any food fills a hungry belly, thick black smoke fills a family´s lungs. Pneumonia and other acute respiratory infections kill about 1 million people a year in low-income countries, making them the top cause of death in the developing world and the greatest threat to children´s...

2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2012-06-06 10:37:04

A specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder. The antioxidant, called PharmaNAC, contains pharmaceutical-grade N-acetylcysteine and is specially-packed to preserve its potency. PharmaNAC lowered irritability in children with autism as well as reduced the children's repetitive behaviors....

2012-05-29 23:00:04

Vergence Labs, a current company in the Stanford start-up accelerator, StartX -- launched by a Stanford engineer and UCLA NUS MBA, is creating glasses with a computer inside, allowing the wearer to record 1st person video from the point of view of their own eyes, then stream that video onto the social web or into to apps on mobile devices, like the iPad. Find them trending on kickstarter. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Imagine if your eyewear had a computer inside. What if your...

2012-05-27 23:00:24

The risk of a child born today suffering an early death due to nuclear war is at least 10%, according to a notable Stanford professor. To help Americans prepare for the worst, the U.S. Gold Bureau and Wise Food Storage Company have teamed up to offer a line of emergency survival products that include long-term foods, survival gear and gold and silver currency. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 The United States Gold Bureau has partnered with Wise Food Storage Company, an official sponsor of...


Latest STANFORD Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 07:52:59

Symbol: VEST4 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Verrucaria Schrad. – wart lichen Species   Verrucaria stanfordii Herre – Stanford's wart lichen

2012-06-14 08:38:16

Symbol: TOST2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   HYST6 Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A.J.E. Sm. & H. Whitehouse Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus  ...

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2012-06-14 12:30:33

Symbol: POPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEBI4 Persicaria bicornis (Raf.) Nieuwl.   PELO7 Persicaria longistyla (Small) Small   PEMI9 Persicaria mississippiensis (Stanford) Small   PEPE19 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small   PEPED Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small var. dura (Stanford) C.F. Reed   POBI11...

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2012-06-14 12:31:12

Symbol: POHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    I PR    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEHY7 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small   PEHYB Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. breviciliata (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYE Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. euronotora (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYO Persicaria hydropiperoides...

2012-06-14 13:10:33

Symbol: PHHER2 Group: Dicot Family: Solanaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: PhysalisheterophyllaNees var.rowelliiStanford distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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