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MIQS Software Again Recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program; Wins Top Award

...ave used information technology to benefit society. This is the second time MIQS has been so honored. In 1998 MIQS was recognized with a Computerworld smithsonian Finalist Award. The Computerworld Honors Program is dedicated to a singular mission: "A Search for New Heroes." Each year the Program seeks out, honor...

National Museum of Dentistry Opens New Smile Experience, Exhibition Recognizes Dr. Irwin Smigel as Father of Aesthetic Dentistry

... Smile Experience on June 6, 2009, marking the achievements of Dr. Irwin Smigel , the father of aesthetic dentistry. An Affiliate of the smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Dentistry attracts thousands of families with children each year to its fun, educational, oral health-minded e...

Smithsonian Worker Exposed to Asbestos Files Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint

... smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smit... WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press co... to Pullman's whistleblower retaliation complaint, smithsonian officials knew for years about the presence of asb...

Photo: March Forth Into Spring with a Healthy Approach to Diet and Exercise

... of dairy. Chief among the programs she promotes are The Big Bones Bash ( www.bigbonesbash.com ), a peer-to-peer competition held November 2009 at the smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History that addresses calcium deficiencies among our nations' teenagers. Also available free is the Cows, Ca...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) Proudly Announces Its First Elephant Calf Born From Artificial Insemination

...nts. Research funding is crucial to the health of this species and, since 2005, Ringling Bros. initiatives have funded more than $300,000 toward the smithsonian Institution's National Zoo's research projects which included a study on the endotheliotropic herpes viruses, the single greatest health threat to the...

Health for All Inaugural Ball Brings Renowned Speakers and Entertainment to Election's Key Issue

...N, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health for All Blue Diamond Inaugural Ball announced today the complete line up of speakers for January 20, 2009 at the smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum, home of the Hope Diamond. Prominent health advocates such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director NIAID, NIH; Cong...

Health for All Blue Diamond Ball Scheduled to Celebrate Obama's Inauguration

...ization, announced today that in celebration of Barack Obama's Inauguration, the Health for All Blue Diamond Ball will be held January 20, 2009 at the smithsonian Institution's Natural History Museum, home of the Hope Diamond. American and international health-makers will gather to refocus attention on health a...

Panamanian termite goes ballistic: Fastest mandible strike in the world

... fastest mandible strike ever recorded, is sufficient to kill a would-be nest invader, report Marc Seid and Jeremy Niven, post-doctoral fellows at the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Rudolf Scheffrahn from the University of Florida. Niven and Seid conducted the study at the Smithsonian's new neuro...

James W. Lintott Named Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Of The Year

...ott also finds time to direct his family foundation with his wife. Other institutions that have benefited from the Lintotts' philanthropy include the smithsonian Institution, Stanford University, the American Festival of the Arts, the Chehalis Foundation, and Best Buddies International. Lintott is a gradua...

Medgate Selected by NASA to Deliver Health and Safety Software Solutions

...s group of U.S. Government clients already utilizing Medgate Health and Safety Software, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Library of Congress, and the Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving. About Medgate Medgate In...
Smithsonian in Biological News

First jaguar photo taken at Smithsonian Research Station in Panama

Barro Colorado Island in Panama, home of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's premier tropical biology field station, has been described as the best-studied piece of tropical real estate in the western hemisphere. Although the island has been a mecca for biologists for nearly 90 years, no...

New movement models tested at the Smithsonian in Panama

Feeling threatened? Hungry? Looking for a mate? Move! Tracking and remote sensing data are making it easier to locate organisms and find out what they are up to. However, general theories of movement are lacking. In a special feature on Movement Ecology in the journal Proceedings of the National ...

Experts to provide peek of Smithsonian soils exhibit

Arizona's state soil, "Casa Grande," is featured in a new 5,000-square-foot exhibition, "Dig it! The Secrets of Soil," at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, Washington, D.C. The exhibition will travel to museums across the country from 2010-2013. WHO: A three-person panel of experts, alo...

Turtle nesting threatened by logging practices in Gabon, Smithsonian warns

Endangered sea turtles are victims of sloppy logging practices in the west central African country Gabon, according to a study led by William Laurance, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The study will be published online in the journal Oryx later this month. Sea t...

Rodent size linked to human population and climate change

...uses may be." Pergams examined specimen rodents from museums around the world, including the big collections held at Chicago's Field Museum and the smithsonian in Washington. Altogether, he recorded more than 17,000 body and skull measurements from 1,300 specimens from 22 locations in Africa, the Americas and...

Sex in the Caribbean: Environmental change drives evolutionary change -- eventually

...bean from the Pacific, report researchers from the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Scripps Institutio... who holds a Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship at the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Well-preserved foss...th Jeremy Jackson, emeritus staff scientist at the smithsonian and director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity...

Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients

...are expected at this year's meeting. Eminent Ecologist Award: Steven Hubbell Steven Hubbell of the University of California, Los Angeles and the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will receive this year's Eminent Ecologist Award, given to a senior ecologist in recognition of an outstanding body of eco...

New guide to tropical seedlings: Essential to climate change research

...ogy at the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale, began the daunting task of describing seedling stages of tropical plants 25 years ago at the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Garwood's guide greatly simplifies the process of identifying seedlings, which lack brightly colored flowers,...

Fossil teeth of browsing horse found in Panama Canal earthworks

... Rushing to salvage fossils from the Panama Canal earthworks, Aldo Rincon, paleontology intern at the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, unearthed a set of fossil teeth. Bruce J. MacFadden, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural ...

Trading energy for safety, bees extend legs to stay stable in wind

...tant and previously unrecognized determinant of flight performance." Together with Robert Dudley of the University of California, Berkeley, and the smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Combes studied 10 species of wild orchid bees that fly at high speeds for tens of kilometers each day seeking food and ot...
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First Program Addressing Aircraft Industry Sustainability Awards Accreditation To Five Global Companies

...tion: Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is a recognized industry association that has been featured in Aviation Week, Flight International, smithsonian Air & Space, SpeedNews, the Wall Street Journal, and several other leading publications regarding their goals and progress to improve sustainabili...

First electrophysical recording of sleep in a wild animal

...ectroencephalogram recorders slept 9.63 hours per day6 hours less than captive sloths did, reports an international team of researchers working on the smithsonian Tropical Research Institutes Barro Colorado Island in Panama. We are fascinated that some species sleep far longer than others. If we can determine t...

800-Year-Old Mummies Aid Current Cold Cases:

... Research for smithsonian Helps UNH Forensic Scientists Uncover ...ngolia and the research the group is doing for the smithsonian Institution. Obtaining DNA is often a crucial step...of DNA. This summer Coyle's team was asked by the smithsonian Institution to identify the gender of mummified re...

OpGen adds Thomas Pyle and James Ogle to board of directors

...so serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation , the University Research Park and is a member of the smithsonian Institution National Board. "I believe OpGen's technology will have a profound impact on molecular diagnostics and also as a discovery tool for the...
Smithsonian in Biological Definition

Alga

...gal Blooms - "Red tide" - National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms, USA. Algae Section, National Museum of Natural History - smithsonian Institution Important publications in phycology ...

Alga

...gal Blooms - "Red tide" - National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms, USA. Algae Section, National Museum of Natural History - smithsonian Institution Important publications in phycology ...
Smithsonian in Biological Dictionary

Vertebrates

...many other vertebrates and are often quite aware of them in our environment. ... Information on the research and programs being undertaken at the smithsonian Museum of Natural History. ... Vertebrate Zoology is the study of animals with backbones. ... With roughly 590,000 specimens, this is by far th...
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