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2012-02-17 08:00:00

UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program to host 12th Annual Brain Tumor Conference, March 23rd & 24th, 2012. This year´s free conference aims to connect brain cancer patients, survivors and family members with leading experts in the fields of Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Genetics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Neuropathology and Medical Informatics. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program to host 12th Annual Brain...

New Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Discovered
2012-02-09 12:56:13

An astronomy team has captured images of a nearby dwarf galaxy, lying about 12.5 million light years from Earth. University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) research astronomer Michael Rich, leader of the team, said NGC 4449 may be "something of a living fossil", because it represents what most galaxies looked like shortly after the Big Bang. They found that the dwarf galaxy has a dense stream of stars in its outer regions, which could be the remains of an even smaller companion...

2011-11-22 12:19:28

As the market for liquid crystal displays and other electronics continues to drive up the price of indium – the material used to make the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrodes in these devices – scientists have been searching for a less costly and more dynamic alternative, particularly for use in future flexible electronics.   Besides its high price, ITO has several drawbacks. It's brittle, making it impractical for use in flexible displays and solar cells, and...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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