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2014-10-18 23:00:35

Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to be at risk, according to new report that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, 20 October. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought...

2014-08-29 23:09:34

Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers were recently named recipients of the Department of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for developing a system that uses sunlight to split water molecules, producing hydrogen. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Three Lawrence Livermore researchers have received the Department of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for their research in producing hydrogen photoelectrochemically -- by...

2014-05-13 23:10:07

Through a new book, TEDx talk, and website, Dr. Cortney S. Warren’s message is captivating audiences around the world. After resigning from a tenured position at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), her new mission is to bring psychological research and theory on self-deception to those who would most benefit—the public. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Psychology of Self-Deception "Humans are masters of self-deception. We don’t like to think of ourselves as liars;...

2014-01-13 12:30:43

Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will be introduced to students and faculty in her new role as CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University's Western Division VALLEJO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off her first day on the job at Touro University California, CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley will address students and faculty in Lander Hall A of the campus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/SF44710) The former Nevada Congresswoman was...

Lead Found In Hot Sauce From Mexico
2013-07-25 10:11:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) have found amounts of lead in four brands of hot sauce available in the US. After analyzing 25 bottles of hot sauce available in ethnic markets, grocery stores and one swap meet, the researchers discovered four of the bottles, or 16 percent, contained lead levels exceeding 0.1 parts per million (ppm). Each of the four lead-containing bottles of hot sauce, El Pato...

2013-04-13 23:03:59

Two Liberty University students had the opportunity to put their education training into action at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas this week, working alongside Sony employees. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Two Liberty University students had the opportunity to put their education training into action at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas this week, working alongside Sony employees. Senior Courtney Aube and junior Matthew Atkins, both...

Researchers Uncover Dire Wolf Fossils Near Las Vegas
2012-12-18 12:02:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) researchers announced that they have discovered fossil remains from a dire wolf, revealing the first confirmation that the extinct predator once stalked the Silver State. UNLV geologist Josh Bonde found the wolf´s metapodial (foot bone) last year while surveying the Upper Las Vegas Wash, located just northwest of Las Vegas. They were later able to confirm that the bone is between 10,000...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.