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2013-06-20 23:03:34

Athletico Physical Therapy and University of Illinois Athletics announce a new partnership naming Athletico as the exclusive and Official Athletic Training Provider of the University of Illinois. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Athletico Physical Therapy and University of Illinois Athletics announce a new partnership naming Athletico as the exclusive and Official Athletic Training Provider of the University of Illinois. With this partnership, Athletico will support the University´s...

3D Printer Sand Grain Size Battery
2013-06-19 09:42:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used 3D printing to make lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The team said the printed microbatteries could eventually power tiny devices in fields ranging from medicine to communications, enabling the development of miniaturized medical implants, compact electronics, tiny robots and more. To make the...

Is Yoga Better For Your Brain Than More Rigorous Exercise?
2013-06-08 09:48:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Spending twenty minutes in one popular form of yoga is better for your brain than participating in vigorous exercise over the same amount of time, researchers at the Exercise Psychology Laboratory (EPL) at the University of Illinois have discovered. According to Glamour.com Health Writer Lexi Petronis, the researchers had 30 female participants go through a single 20-minute Hatha yoga session, and then spend 20 minutes...

Twenty-minute Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately After
2013-06-06 15:17:18

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of...

Toolbox For Nanoparticle Manipulation Expanded With New Microfluidic Method
2013-06-06 14:03:40

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new flow-based method for manipulating and confining single particles in free solution, a process that will help address current challenges faced by nanoscientists and engineers. “This method is a first-of-its-kind tool for manipulation and trapping of small nanoparticles in solution,” explained Charles M. Schroeder, an assistant professor in the...

2013-05-20 23:17:10

Starting in Fall 2013, students at University of Illinois will be able to enroll in a for-credit online course as students prepare to take the CPA exam and launch exciting careers in the financial and accounting fields. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 In an effort to provide the finest accounting education and career preparation for its students, the University of Illinois has chosen Yaeger CPA Review as the singular provider of CPA exam review materials for its CPA prep course....

Unique Method Developed To Create Uniform Nanoparticles
2013-05-06 12:40:35

University of Illinois University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects. “We have developed a unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral nanoparticles made of platinum (Pt),” explained Hong Yang, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Illinois....

New Research Shows Substances In Honey Increase Detoxification Gene Expression
2013-05-01 15:02:17

University of Illinois Research in the wake of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady afflicting (primarily commercial) honey bees, suggests that pests, pathogens and pesticides all play a role. New research indicates that the honey bee diet influences the bees´ ability to withstand at least some of these assaults. Some components of the nectar and pollen grains bees collect to manufacture food to support the hive increase the expression of detoxification genes that help keep...

2013-04-30 13:50:14

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified biomarkers that can be used to determine ovarian cancer survival and recurrence, and have shown how these biomarkers interact with each other to affect these outcomes. Their findings appear in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers try to find molecules called biomarkers that help determine a person´s likelihood of getting a disease or, if they have already been diagnosed, how far the disease has advanced. Genes, transcription...

Nanowires Grown On Graphene Have Surprising Structure
2013-04-24 12:04:44

University of Illinois When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy. The self-assembled wires have a core of one composition and an outer layer of another, a desired trait for many advanced electronics applications. Led by professor Xiuling Li, in collaboration with professors Eric Pop and Joseph Lyding, all professors of electrical and...


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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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