Latest Weight Stories

2012-02-18 14:00:00

Healthhound.org has set up a rapid weight loss department on their site. The new department will be fielding question from people interested in rapid weight loss. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 Healthhound.org has just set up a rapid weight loss department for their readers. People who are interested in rapid weight loss can check out the site right now for more details on the new department. Michael Connors, one of the main Directors on the site said that “this new rapid...

2011-03-02 20:07:10

A reliable and trustworthy system of weights and measures is vital for economic activity. Maintaining that system requires constant vigilance, and that's where the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Weights and Measures Division (WMD) comes in. While the division routinely hosts meetings and online classes to help state regulators enforce compliance, NIST is now making an effort to reach out to industry and retailers so that they can proactively identify and address...

2008-02-07 06:00:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Health food industry is available in its catalogue. Chinese Markets for Weight Loss Diet Products To order this report: www.reportlinker.com/p076198/2008/02/07/Chinese-Markets-for- Weight-Loss-Diet-Products.html I. INTRODUCTION Report Scope and Methodology Executive Summary II. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT Economic Outlook Key Economic Indicators Industrial Output Population and Labor Foreign...

2007-09-12 19:35:00

PARIS -- A kilogram just isn't what it used to be. The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight - if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies. "The mystery is that they were all made of the...

2006-08-04 12:28:48

On a quiet wing of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, healthy people spend weeks at a time just lying around. And without taking a small step "“ or even lifting a foot "“ they're making future giant leaps for mankind possible. Beth Ann Shriber was there 90 days. That's three months of not just lying down, but lying down with her head about 5 inches lower than her feet at all times. When she ate, when she slept, when she showered, when she went to the bathroom...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.