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2014-03-24 16:23:38

CHICAGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International researchers say even one small act, such as failing to recycle a water bottle, can decrease commitment to an overall goal of well-being, such as protecting the environment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111102/DC96044LOGO Marketing researchers from the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and University of Lausanne say these everyday failures compromise goals for achieving a healthy lifestyle and...

2013-03-16 23:01:10

SAE International announces the final results for its 2013 Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC). The event was held March 4-9 at KRC Keweenaw Research Center, in Houghton, Mich. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 SAE International announces the final results for its 2013 Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC). The event was held March 4-9 at KRC Keweenaw Research Center, in Houghton, Mich. CSC is an engineering design competition for college and university student members that challenge...

2012-02-20 20:23:17

Africa will benefit greatly from advances in livestock science that will benefit the animals and the people they provide with high quality protein, said scientists here Sunday. Panelists addressed the hopes and challenges of modernizing livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. "We explored how implementing new technologies will benefit society," said University of Idaho animal scientist...

2011-03-10 11:31:52

A team of researchers from the Royal Veterinary College in London, the University of Idaho, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce. "The team is interested in trying to understand how the group of kangaroos change their body posture and hopping mechanics with body size," explained Craig McGowan of the University of Idaho. Researchers were loaned a novel motion capture system from the firm...

2011-02-05 00:00:46

A Stadium and Arena Trend Here to Stay - Large Stadiums are moving to convertible and removable football fields like the Super Bowl Field in Cowboys Stadium, allowing for a multitude of events and increased profits. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 3, 2011 Austin based Hellas Construction has been busy developing and fine tuning their Synthetic Turf for the Super Bowl XLV. The convertible turf in the Cowboys Stadium is a version of the NFL field that the Dallas Cowboys currently play on. The...

2010-10-06 10:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As midterm elections approach, new research from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms, Sperling's BestPlaces and Rock the Vote shed light on the state of sexual health at American colleges and universities. The findings, in the form of two studies, point to a changing sexual health landscape on campuses, with sexual health coming out as a key political and social issue for college-aged Americans. The first study, the Trojan Sexual...

2010-10-04 14:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air announced today it will soon fly 76-seat Q400 turboprops with university colors and marks of three additional public universities: the University of Idaho, the University of Montana and Montana State University. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/SF67094LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100917/SF67094LOGO) The aircraft will be painted one at a time starting in early November (in the order shown above). The...

2010-04-28 10:40:00

Scientists have discovered two living specimens of the giant Palouse earthworm near Spokane, Washington. One adult and one juvenile were found by University of Idaho soil science student Shan Xu and research support scientist Karl Umiker on March 27, according to a Tuesday press release posted at the university's website. Furthermore, they also discovered three Palouse cocoons, two of which have already hatched while under laboratory observation. According to Nicholas K. Geranios of the...

2010-03-05 05:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Installing high efficiency lighting systems in 40 campus buildings has earned the University of Idaho an Avista energy efficiency incentive check for over $438,000. Installing the new lighting in the Buchanan Engineering Labs, Administration Building, Student Union Building, Commons and other campus buildings will reduce the university's energy costs by approximately $147,000 a year and save over 2.7 million kilowatt-hours of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.