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Large Lakes Observatory Works Toward Deeper Understanding Of How lakes Function
2011-12-13 03:45:20

[ Watch the Video ] Many parts of the ocean are better understood than some of the Earth's large lakes, despite the fact that these are key reservoirs for much of the fresh water on the planet. Since 1994, scientists at the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) have been working to change that. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), LLO scientists study the biology, chemistry, physics and geology of large lakes around the world. "As I started doing work in Lake Superior, I...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Anthony Vodacek, a scientist specializing in remote sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a two-year survey of the Lake Kivu system to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards threatening the region's biodiversity. A $350,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting the multidisciplinary effort. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Mountain gorillas and freshwater cichlids in the western branch of the East African rift valley depend on the same fragile...

2011-05-13 07:30:00

DULUTH, Minn., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers going to and from Duluth soon will have more choices when it comes to bus service, thanks to Jefferson Lines' decision to expand its hub in Duluth. As part of the plan, Jefferson will take over the Greyhound Bus Depot in West Duluth on May 16. Greyhound service to Duluth will end May 17. Jefferson - which now offers three daily round trips between Duluth and Minneapolis - will offer new, daily service between Duluth and Eau Claire,...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and DULUTH, Minn., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DemandTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMAN), the collaborative optimization network for retailers and consumer products companies, today announced at DemandBetter 2011 a partnership with the Labovitz School of Business & Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to support the university's new program training students with skills for careers in the retail and consumer products industries. The Retail Marketing...

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2008-07-17 16:15:00

A lone granite boulder found against all odds high atop a glacier in Antarctica may provide additional key evidence to support a theory that parts of the southernmost continent once were connected to North America hundreds of millions of years ago. Writing in the July 11 edition of the journal Science, an international team of U.S. and Australian investigators  describe their findings, which were made in the Transantarctic Mountains, and their significance to the problem of piecing...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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