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2011-07-11 17:50:52

Stocks of seabed-living fish in the Firth of Clyde have reached their highest level since 1927 "“ according to research by academics at the University of Strathclyde. However, the study, produced by Professor Mike Heath and Dr Douglas Speirs of the University's Marine Population Modelling Group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, shows that while fish are actually more abundant than ever, the majority are too small to be landed. The findings are part of extensive analysis...

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2011-07-03 08:40:00

The creature dubbed the world's loudest animal--a tiny water boatman type of insect that produces the most noise relative to body size--has been caught on tape by scientists for the first time, according to various media reports. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Richard Gray, Dr. James Windmill of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and his colleagues discovered the Micronecta scholtzi, which are roughly 3/4 of an inch in size and capable of producing 99.2 decibels of...

2011-04-08 13:52:04

An EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Centre for revolutionizing the way pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are made is being officially launched today (Friday, 8 April). The collaborative initiative involving leading academics and industrialists, led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is seeking quicker, more effective and more sustainable methods of manufacturing products such as medicines, foodstuffs, dyes, pigments and nanomaterials. The research team...

2011-02-22 07:44:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC announced Marty Ovens as its new Vice President of Business Development today. In this role, Ovens will work closely with MSC's executive team and its national sales organizations to further grow and expand the company's business. A veteran sales and marketing executive, Marty's 20-year experience in the workers' compensation arena includes 14 years at Coventry Health Care. Throughout his career, Ovens has held various positions...

2010-11-15 16:12:03

Researchers develop pioneering lighting system that can kill hospital 'superbugs' -- including MRSA and C. diff A pioneering lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs "“ including MRSA and C.diff "“ has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The technology decontaminates the air and exposed surfaces by bathing them in a narrow spectrum of visible-light wavelengths, known as HINS-light. Clinical trials at Glasgow Royal Infirmary...

2010-10-29 19:01:41

Investigation of new drugs to treat parasitic disease Urgently-needed new treatment for a parasitic disease is being investigated in research led at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, affects between 50,000 and 70,000 people in Africa and South America. It is transmitted through the bite of the tsetse fly and attacks the nervous system and brain, leading to fever, headaches and disturbed sleep patterns. Without...

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2010-07-26 09:45:00

When American space pioneer, Dr Robert L Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible. But now engineers at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory have proved that Forward was right. The late Dr Forward - a renowned physicist who worked in the United States and from his second home in Scotland - believed it was possible to use 'displaced orbits' to deploy more...

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2010-06-28 09:44:54

Bees could have a key role to play in urgently-needed new treatments to fight the virulent MRSA bug, according to research led at the University of Strathclyde. The scientists found that a substance known as beeglue or propolis, originating from beehives in the Pacific region, was active against MRSA, which causes potentially fatal infections, particularly in hospital patients. The bug was either the underlying cause or a contributory factor in more than 1,900 deaths between 1996 and 2008....

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2010-05-28 10:00:00

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents. Jon Leary, 24, a MEng student in the University´s Department of Mechanical Engineering, took his bicycle machine design from a Steel City drawing board to the heart of Guatemala as part of his dissertation, which required him to `make something useful out of...

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2009-03-12 14:55:00

An indicator has been developed by researchers that will alert wearers of sunburn by turning an appropriate shake of pink. The device could be worn as a wrist band to warn people that they are at risk of receiving a potentially harmful dose of ultraviolet rays. UV rays drive a chemical reaction in the indicator, releasing an acid into a dye, and causing it to change color. The research team, from the University of Strathclyde, reported their work in the journal Chemical Communications. Andrew...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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