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2014-06-30 23:06:18

Bold new plan to reach 20 percent goal CHARLOTTE, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 During the June 25 Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver (CGI Americas), Envision Charlotte and Duke Energy announced that Uptown Charlotte buildings have reduced energy consumption by 8.4 percent since Envision Charlotte was launched, saving businesses an estimated $10 million or more. Charlotte is among the first cities in the world to have developed a measurable program in more than 60 buildings within...

2013-07-19 14:38:41

Global structural properties have changed across bacterial families without putting limits on new antibiotic resistance Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been emerging at an alarming rate. In some of the scariest of these pathogens, the mechanism responsible for the bacteria's ability to defeat antibiotics is a complex protein molecule embedded in the bacterial cell wall -- the enzyme β-lactamase. The rapid evolution of β-lactamase is the key factor responsible...

2012-04-19 20:08:48

Following the recent announcement of the discovery of the earliest known Christian imagery in the exploration of a sealed first century Jerusalem tomb, controversy predictably erupted, with numerous members of the community of biblical scholars offering alternate interpretations of the iconography and disputing the tomb's claimed Christian connections. Now, the exploration team has announced a previously unnoticed but highly specific detail that appears to confirm the original...

2012-04-02 15:27:35

New research shows it may be no accident when doctors observe how patients suffering from both breast cancer and arthritis seem to have more aggressive cancer. However, the new-found interaction between the two diseases may also suggest a possible treatment. A potential relationship between metastatic breast cancer and autoimmune arthritis, as suggested by past epidemiological studies, has led researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to perform a series of mouse model...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

UNC Charlotte football program opens 2013 season on the new Matrix® turf system by Hellas Sports Construction Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Excitement is in the air as the Charlotte 49ers football program returns to the gridiron for the first time since 1948. Fittingly the innovative Matrix® synthetic turf system by Hellas Sports Construction has been selected as their surface of choice. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas was chosen by UNC Charlotte because of...

2012-02-29 04:05:09

The archaeological examination by robotic camera of an intact first century tomb in Jerusalem has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or "bone boxes" that are engraved with a rare Greek inscription and a unique iconographic image that the scholars involved identify as distinctly Christian. The four-line Greek inscription on one ossuary refers to God "raising up" someone and a carved image found on an adjacent ossuary shows what appears to be a large fish with a human stick figure...

2011-12-20 18:17:31

Size matters“¦ but apparently so does shape — when it comes to conducting heat in very small spaces. Researchers looking at the thermal conductivity of boron nanoribbons have found that they have unusual heat-transfer properties when compared to other wire/tube-like nanomaterials. While past experiments have shown that bundles of non-metallic nanostructures are less effective in conducting heat energy than single nanostructures, a new study shows that bundling boron...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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