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2014-03-05 04:54:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Science reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes. Geoscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles used a technique known as seismic tomography to study the structure of the Pacific Plate. This technique helped the team determine the plate’s thickness and image the interior of the plate and the underlying mantle, which they were able to relate to the direction of...

Vitamin A Could Help Boost Immune System To Fight Tuberculosis
2014-02-26 09:49:34

Rachel Champeau, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Tuberculosis is a major global problem, affecting 2 billion people worldwide and causing an estimated 2 million deaths annually. Western countries are once again tackling the disease, with recent outbreaks in Los Angeles and London. The rise of drug-resistant TB, called a "ticking time bomb" by the World Health Organization, and the high cost of fighting the disease highlight the need for new approaches to...

2014-02-25 16:25:59

Oscar-nominated director uses his landmark film "12 Years a Slave" to educate a new generation on an important piece of American History LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve McQueen, award-winning director, producer, screenwriter and video artist, is the featured speaker at the launch of UCLA Anderson School of Management's new speaker series -- Entertainment that Matters on Feb. 28, 2014. The purpose of the program, developed by UCLA Anderson's Center for Management of...

2014-01-13 20:21:54

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The goal of privately raising $1.3 million to fund on-body cameras for Los Angeles police officers has been reached thanks in part to a $100,000 donation from Walter Wang, president and CEO of Los Angeles-based JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/LA45709) The donation that put the campaign over the top was announced by Police Commission President Steve Soboroff who...

Decades-old Mystery In Earth's Upper Atmosphere Solved
2013-12-18 14:51:49

University of California - Los Angeles New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in the Earth's near-space environment and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary magnetospheres throughout the universe. Discovering the processes that control the formation and ultimate loss of these electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts — the rings...

2013-12-04 23:24:01

Digital platform from UCLA Wireless Health Institute to power breakthrough Isowalk mobility assistant. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Isowalk, a New York-based startup focused on next-generation solutions for mobility assistance, has announced a comprehensive technology and development collaboration with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The collaboration will integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA's Wireless Health Institute...

2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...


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Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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