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2010-05-04 06:50:00

STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University Tennis Coach Gary Glassman, currently in his 11th season as the head men's and women's coach, will be running his 10th annual summer tennis camp in July. This is the only residential and day tennis camp on Long Island. This year, Glassman is partnering with 4 Star Camps to offer more than 50 years of combined expertise for campers. "Experience and convenience are two critical assets that we offer to those in the tri-state...

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2010-04-05 14:38:12

Linking power generators along U.S. East Coast could compensate for natural wind fluctuation, provide more consistent electricity production The energy needs of the entire human population could potentially be met by converting wind energy to electricity by means of wind turbines. While offshore wind power resources are abundant, wind turbines are currently unable to provide steady power due to natural fluctuations in wind direction and strength. However, offshore wind power output can be...

2010-03-18 13:44:14

The world's largest global environmental network announces that more sturgeon species are critically endangered than any other comprehensively assessed group of species The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today formally announced the reclassification of beluga sturgeon in the Caspian Sea as "critically endangered" on its Red List, providing strong evidence that fishing and international trade should be halted and a stock-rebuilding plan should be initiated...

2010-01-14 07:40:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 4 Star Camps (http://www.4starcamps.com) announced today that they will be partnering with Stony Brook University, a NCAA Division I college on Long Island, NY, to provide residential and day tennis camps starting in 2010. Coach Gary Glassman and Justin Drzal have directed this residential tennis camp for the past three summers and will continue to be the summer camp directors. Justin directed 4 Star's Tennis Camp at the University of Virginia for...

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2009-12-01 07:50:00

These breakthrough findings provide strong evidence for enacting international trade protection for hammerhead sharks at the March 2010 CITES meeting in Qatar Millions of shark fins are sold at market each year to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, but it has been impossible to pinpoint which sharks from which regions are most threatened by this trade. Now, groundbreaking new DNA research has, for the first time, traced scalloped hammerhead shark fins from the...

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2009-10-26 15:28:49

Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae Relatively minor increases in ocean acidity brought about by high levels of carbon dioxide have significant detrimental effects on the growth, development, and survival of hard clams, bay scallops, and Eastern oysters, according to researchers at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. In one of the first studies looking at the effect of ocean...

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2009-10-22 06:15:00

When scientists announced in May the discovery of a fossil which showed an evolutionary "missing link" between humans and apes, experts were skeptical the fossil was even a close human relative. A new analysis reported in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature further supports these doubts, finding instead that the fossil, dubbed Ida, is about as far removed from the monkey-ape-human ancestry as a primate could be. Ida is the skeleton of a 47 million-year-old creature discovered in...

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2009-10-13 15:31:12

Long-term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach Rip currents"”powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore"”represent a danger to human life and property. Rip currents are responsible for more than one hundred deaths on our nation's beaches each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association, and if rip currents persist long enough they can cause beach...

2009-07-24 17:27:00

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island announced today that they have reached agreement for a new contract, effective August 1, 2009. Under the multi-year agreement, Empire members will continue to have access to Stony Brook Hospital as in-network. "We are pleased to extend the long-standing relationship we have with Stony Brook," noted Mark Wagar, president and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield. "Empire is proud to continue...

2009-07-14 16:10:00

Awardees include 20 scientists and engineers nominated by the National Science FoundationPresident Obama yesterday named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the fall at a White House ceremony.The Presidential Early...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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