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2012-02-07 16:30:00

"World's greenest skyrise" and achieving value from an environmental commitment in building standards to be featured in keynote presentation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced the ITRA Global 2012 General Conference will be held March 30 through April 1 at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh. Carrie S. Holstead,...

2012-01-13 15:00:00

The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce new courses for the 2012 Short Course program which runs March 10 through March 15, 2012. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce new courses for the 2012 Short Course program which runs March 10 through March 15, 2012. Short Courses offer skill-building and career enhancing training by industry experts; range from half-day up to two-day classes; and include beginner,...

What Color Is The Milky Way?
2012-01-12 11:04:45

Astronomers from University of Pittsburgh seeking to find the true color of our very own Milky Way have revealed that it is so white that it would resemble a fresh blanket of snow to the naked eye. The astronomers said the color of the galaxy is important because it reveals age, ranging from young blue galaxies with new stars still being born, to older red ones that rarely form new stars. It seems we are right in the middle of this range. The Pittsburgh University team wanted to find...

2012-01-11 15:37:11

Pitt researchers propose “repair-and-go” method for small-scale cracks on digital device surfaces Like the human body, a digital device often suffers a few bruises and scratches within a lifetime. As in medicine, these injuries can be easily detected and repaired (or healed). At other times, however, a digital device may sustain hard-to-pinpoint nanoscale scratches, which can cause the device as a whole to malfunction. In a paper published today, Jan. 10, in Nature...

2012-01-04 09:04:04

Delivery of pharmaceuticals into the human body and the storage of gas molecules for alternative energy could now be better controlled The delivery of pharmaceuticals into the human body or the storage of voluminous quantities of gas molecules could now be better controlled, thanks to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers. In a paper published online today in Nature Communications, a team of chemists and colleagues from Pitt´s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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