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2014-09-05 23:06:16

At this week's Conference on Early Earthquake Warnings, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee discussed implementing Regroup’s pioneering Earthquake Mass Notification System. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 At the 3rd International Conference on Early Earthquake Warning held this week at UC Berkeley, SF Mayor Ed Lee discussed Regroup's world-changing technology: the first Early Earthquake Warning Mass Notification System in the United States. This system was developed...

2014-08-27 23:09:52

First-of-its kind, Stanford Area Facility Will Help Startups Develop Products Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 StartX, a nonprofit technology accelerator program affiliated with Stanford University and QB3, a pioneering institute driving biotechnology innovation at the University of California, are partnering to open a life science laboratory customized for the needs of early stage medical and hardware technology companies. The 2,000 square-foot lab space, named “StartX-QB3...

photo is worth a thousand word
2014-08-17 02:00:38

Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the photographic gist of a kid on Santa’s lap, housecats, or brides and grooms at their weddings. It works by generating an image that...

2014-08-04 08:29:04

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease. OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and...

2014-07-03 04:21:13

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn; Mars Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition research, Dr. Hagen Schroeter, and 150 of the world's brightest medical researchers take part in key panel discussion on aging and health LINDAU, Germany, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nobel Laureate Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Hagen Schroeter, Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition Research at Mars, Incorporated, explored how current...

2014-05-27 08:25:18

DENVER, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Cal-Bay International, today issued the following news release: Cal-Bay International today announced the company signed its first distribution agreement with Ocean Pure Health (OPH), a California based Specialty Marketing and fulfillment company. OPH has a network of established retail clients including a number of legal dispensary outlets, who have already expressed interest in obtaining the CB...

2014-05-20 16:29:28

Updated nonpartisan website guides voters this primary season SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks from today California voters will cast ballots that will impact housing for veterans and public access to government meetings and records. They'll also choose the top two candidates for a handful of offices including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and others. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices (www.californiachoices.org), a...

2014-05-14 08:30:41

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Labs, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), today announced plans to open Janssen Labs @South San Francisco, a new 30,000-square foot, standalone operation based at 329 Oyster Point Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA. The new location will accommodate up to 50 independent, emerging companies to be co-located with staff from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC. Like the successful flagship Janssen Labs in San Diego,...

2014-05-08 20:25:43

230 Students to Receive Financial Support for 2014-2015 School Year WATSONVILLE, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Strawberry Commission today announced this year's recipients of the California Strawberry Scholarship Program, helping the children of strawberry farm workers pursue their dreams through higher education. From throughout the state's strawberry growing regions, 230 students - high school graduates and those currently enrolled in trade schools and...

2014-04-28 12:28:25

Best Academic Research Focused on Sustainable Investing to Be Recognized in November at The 25th Annual SRI Conference COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business (Berkeley-Haas) has announced a call for papers for the 19th annual Moskowitz Prize--the only global award recognizing outstanding academic research in the field of sustainable, responsible, impact...


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2009-07-10 12:40:34

Berkelium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Bk and the atomic number 97. It is an actinoid found in the actinide series (which includes actinium). Berkelium was first synthesized by bombarding americium with helium ions. It was named after the University of California, Berkeley. This was the fifth transuranic element to be synthesized. This silvery metal easily oxidizes in air at elevated temperatures and is readily dissolvable in mineral acids. Berkelium was...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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