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2009-09-19 09:21:04

Most of us are familiar with the term, Body Mass Index, or BMI, as an index to determine healthy body weight.

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2009-09-02 23:45:00

Experiment to shed light on high-energy plasma’s role in astrophysics, energy production and X-rays.

2009-06-23 16:52:00

Data Compiled by Center for Business and Economic Research Forecasts Slow Recovery in Business, Tourism and Construction Sectors LAS VEGAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The business, tourism and construction industries of Southern Nevada are expected to make slow economic recoveries within the next two years, according to data compiled by economists at the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

2009-05-02 09:27:07

In a forthcoming Physical Review Letters article, a group of physicists at the University of Nevada, Reno are reporting a refined analysis of experiments on violation of mirror symmetry in atoms that sets new constraints on a hypothesized particle, the extra Z-boson.

2009-04-28 14:54:55

The Large Hadron Collider is an enormous particle accelerator whose 17-mile tunnel straddles the borders of France and Switzerland. A group of physicists at the University of Nevada, Reno has analyzed data from the accelerator that could ultimately prove or disprove the possibility of a fifth force of nature.

2009-04-03 12:00:22

It huffed and puffed, but the 82-ton-force, earthquake-simulation shake table could not knock down the straw house designed and built by University of Nevada, Reno alumna and civil engineer Darcey Donovan.

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2008-12-30 11:32:22

An engineering team at the University of Nevada, Reno has developed the prototype for a bridge that is more resilient to damage caused by earthquakes.

2008-12-10 15:18:43

Some Las Vegas residents are angered by the smell of livestock gathered at the University of Nevada for the National Finals Rodeo. My God, this is a residential area, Vincent Reilly, who lives close to the temporary pens, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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2008-10-05 16:40:00

The fossilized trail of an aquatic creature suggests that animals walked using legs at least 30 million years earlier than had been thought.

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2008-02-26 11:55:00

The rise of oxygen and the oxidation of deep oceans between 635 and 551 million years ago may have had an impact on the increase and spread of the earliest complex life, including animals, according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online Early Edition during the week of February 25 - 29.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.