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2013-10-10 13:46:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A group of Canadian researchers says they’ve finally figured out why icicles grow with those characteristic ripples. The answer, they say, is the amount of impurities in the water, particularly salt. Experimental physicist Stephen Morris and PhD candidate Antony Szu-Han Chen say they were intrigued by the way ripples consistently grow on icicles, regardless of geographic location or how large the spear becomes. After growing 67...

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2010-12-03 08:10:00

A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University have mimicked the explosion of a supernova in miniature. A supernova is an exploding star. In a certain type of supernova, the detonation starts with a flame ball buried deep inside a white dwarf. The flame ball is much lighter than its surroundings, so it rises rapidly making a plume topped with an accelerating smoke ring. "We created a smaller version of this process by triggering a special chemical reaction in a...

2010-01-19 11:10:00

BOSTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research, Inc., the leader in measuring biometrics to provide emotion-based insight for media and marketing companies, announced today that John Dimling, former president, chairman, and CEO of Nielsen Media Research, has joined the company's Board of Directors and that Stephen Morris, former president, chairman, and CEO of Arbitron Inc., has joined its Board of Advisors. "John and Steve are clear industry leaders, known for research innovation and...

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2009-07-07 16:30:00

Just about any road with a loose surface "” sand or gravel or snow "” develops ripples that make driving a very shaky experience. A team of physicists from Canada, France and the United Kingdom have recreated this "washboard" phenomenon in the lab with surprising results: ripples appear even when the springy suspension of the car and the rolling shape of the wheel are eliminated. The discovery may smooth the way to designing improved suspension systems that eliminate the bumpy...

2009-06-04 13:06:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and current employee Stephen Morris has entered into a Rule 10b5-1 stock trading plan in order to diversify his investment portfolio covering the sale of 27,617 shares of Arbitron common stock. Under the terms of the plan, an authorized third-party broker will sell shares of Arbitron common stock at monthly intervals beginning in August 2009....

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2008-12-16 10:50:00

Physicists at the University of Toronto have cracked the mystery behind the strange and uncannily well-ordered hexagonal columns found at such popular tourist sites as Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and California's Devil's Postpile, using water, corn starch, and a heat lamp. "The size of the columns, which varies from site to site between a few inches and a few yards, is primarily determined by the speed at which lava from a volcanic eruption cools," says U of T physics professor...

2007-10-02 09:01:05

By Brueilly, Kevin E Williamson, Elizabeth M; Morris, G Stephen Background and Purpose. With the rapid transition in professional (entry-level) educational preparation from the master's degree to the doctoral degree in physical therapist education, the need for doctorally trained faculty is likely to increase substantially. Several different doctoral degrees that may meet the academic qualifications expected of core faculty members currently are offered; however, these doctoral degrees vary...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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