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OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

Super Silk From Genetically Modified Silk Worms
2012-01-04 08:13:26

US researchers say they have created genetically modified (GM) silkworms that spin silk far stronger and more elastic than the normal silk produced by the critter. Scientists from University of Wyoming, who published their research in the PNAS journal, say their ultimate goal is to produce silk from worms that has the toughness of spider silk. Spider silk, weight-for-weight, is stronger than steel. The team say the silkworm silk has a whole range of biomedical applications, including uses...

2011-06-28 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Wyoming Governor David Duane Freudenthal has joined the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP as senior counsel in the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group, where he will advise on a wide range of domestic and international environmental and natural resources issues. As a former governor and U.S. Attorney for one of the nation's leading states in coal and natural gas production, Freudenthal is nationally...

2011-04-24 16:15:00

Change view of water temperature during time when first modern mammals emergedWhat tales they tell of their former lives, these old bones of sirenians, relatives of today's dugongs and manatees.And now, geologists have found, they tell of the waters in which they swam.While researching the evolutionary ecology of ancient sirenians--commonly known as sea cows--scientist Mark Clementz and colleagues unexpectedly stumbled across data that could change the view of climate during the Eocene Epoch,...

2010-09-30 09:25:00

A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks. "This research represents a significant breakthrough in the development of superior silk fibers for both medical and non-medical applications," said Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., a Notre Dame professor of biological sciences. "The generation of silk fibers having the properties...

2010-01-22 10:51:15

New evidence identifies critical variable imposing biological limit to running speed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's record-setting performances have unleashed a wave of interest in the ultimate limits to human running speed. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers intriguing insights into the biology and perhaps even the future of human running speed. The newly published evidence identifies the critical variable imposing the biological limit to running speed, and...

2009-10-08 13:06:00

DENVER, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rancher Energy Corp. (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: RNCH) announced the results of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on September 30, 2009 (the "Annual Meeting") and the election of the Company's new officers. Election of New Board of Directors At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders elected Andrei Stytsenko, Vladimir Vaskevich, A. L. (Sid) Overton, Mathijs van Houweninge, Sylvia Soltan and Jeffrey B. Bennett...

2009-06-01 13:00:00

Experts are baffled over the discovery of fossilized, three-toed dinosaur tracks that have been found in both north-central Wyoming and on Scotland's coast, The Associated Press reported. Neil Clark, a paleontologist at the University of Glasgow, has not been able to identify any differences between the two sets of 170 million-year-old tracks even after a series of painstaking measurements and statistical analysis. He told AP that since the footprints in Wyoming and Scotland are so similar,...

2009-04-29 12:31:00

CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Arch Coal Foundation today announced a $1.5 million gift to the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources (SER) Clean Coal Technology Center. "This gift from Arch Coal will help move the University of Wyoming along on its path to becoming a leader in advanced coal technology development," says Governor Dave Freudenthal. "The research and innovation that will take place at UW's Clean Coal Technology Center will be critical to...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.