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Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross to Auction First Rides on Magnum's 20th Anniversary

...e and the Cedar Point skyline. Opened in May 1989, Magnum was the world's first 20-story-tall coaster and with speeds reaching 72 mph, it was the tallest and fastest roller coaster on Earth. Twenty years later, Magnum is still considered to be one of the best coasters ever built. It has been rated a T...

Stanford researcher's discovery of ion channel turns ear on its head

...cord exactly where calcium first entered the cells. Each point of entry marked an ion channel. The results were surprising: Instead of being on the tallest rows of stereocilia, like scientists previously thought, Ricci's team found ion channels only on the middle and shortest rows. Ion channels on hair...

Texas Racers Take a Deep Breath and Set Their Sights for the Heights

...n and Dallas on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The Fight for Air CLIMB events will challenge area participants to climb to the top of some of the state's tallest buildings - the Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas, and the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston. Participants will run, or walk, each one of the almost 1,...

Team probes why climbers die on Mount Everest

... TORONTO, ON. For the first time ever, an international team of experts has probed every known death on the world's tallest mountain, shedding some light on what makes Mount Everest one of the most dangerous places on earth. The team's surprising findings shatter commonl...

More than 2,000 People Climb to Top of Chicago's Sears Tower

....org ). Now in its seventh year, the climb to the top of one of the world's tallest buildings attracted 2,000 people, who ascended 2,109 steps to the 103rd flo...ransportation. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America and an integral part of Chicago's culture. Origin...

Varian Medical Systems Signs Collaboration Agreement to Bring Advanced Radiotherapy Equipment to Indonesia

...cancer." The "Building of Hope", which incorporates the MRCCC, is a new 29-story, 210-bed specialist hospital in central Jakarta. One of the top ten tallest hospitals in the world, it is expected to be a major center of excellence for cancer in the Southeast Asia region when operational in December 2009. ...

Go Vertical Chicago 2008 Sears Tower Stair Climb Registration Opens June 10

...t to the famous Sears Tower Skydeck (http://www.theskydeck.com ) observatory for the best views in Chicago and the satisfaction of having climbed the tallest building in the western hemisphere, all in support of cancer research. Go Vertical Chicago, in its seventh year, welcomes climbers of all ages and a...

Great Comebacks(R) Program Announces 2007 National Award Winner

...ntestinal diseases and having an ostomy. He began a personal quest to become the first Crohn's patient and ostomate to climb the Seven Summits, or the tallest peak on every continent, and in doing so, raise awareness about living with inflammatory bowel disease and an ostomy. From being barely able to make i...

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature North Carolina State Women's Basketball Coach Kay Yow

...ay star Deborah Gibson, who has suffered from anxiety attacks; and two-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker Sean Swarner, who has climbed the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents in memory of cancer victims. Sharing Miracles is produced by PhRMA's Communications & Public Affairs Departm...

Buildings Across The Country Join St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) For Fourth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign, Asking America To Help Save Children's Lives While Shopping For The Holidays

...f Midtown South. Designed by Napoleon Le Brun as the headquarters of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., the building was once recognized as the tallest in the world. Best known for its Clock Tower, One Madison will illuminate the Clock Tower in green from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30 in support of...
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Stunting plants' skyward reach could lead to improved yields

... EAST LANSING, Mich. In the forest's fight for survival, it's the tallest trees that prevail by reaching for sunlight and shading competition. Corn and other plants, too, divert precious energy to grow higher when nearby pla...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

...es of real cavefish cupula. One type of cupula they found was cylindrical-shaped, with a height approximately five times larger than its diameter. The tallest part of the cupula was far enough away from the surface that it was exposed to free-flowing water and could bend with the hair to detect changes in fl...

Planetary 'first family' discovered by astronomers using Gemini and Keck Observatories

... Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope and W.M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian chain, have obtained the first-ever direct images identifying a multi-planet system around a normal star. The Gemini image...

Planetary "first family" discovered by astronomers using Gemini and Keck Observatories

... Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope and W.M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian chain, have obtained the first-ever direct images identifying a multi-planet system around a normal star. The Gemini image...

Old growth giants limited by water-pulling ability

...towering king of old-growth forests and one of the tallest tree species on Earth, finally stops growing talle...ass at all, according to our models, coincides the tallest records for Douglas-fir, about 350 to 400 feet." ...ia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The tallest Douglas-fir today is a 326-foot-tall tree in Coos ...

Explorers marvel at 'Brittlestar City' on seamount in powerful current swirling around Antarctica

... the first images of a novel Brittlestar City established against daunting odds on the peak of a seamount an underwater summit taller than the worlds tallest building. Its cramped starfish-like inhabitants, tens of millions living arm tip to arm tip, owe their success to the seamounts shape and to the sw...

Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus

...range place," Boyce said. Although vascular plants had established themselves on land 40 million years before the appearance of Prototaxites, the tallest among them stood no more than a couple feet high. By the end of the Devonian, approximately 345 million years ago, large trees, ferns, seeds, leaves a...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

... was the tiny weed, Arabidopsis thaliana, an important model for plant genetics. Rice was the second, two years ago. Populus trichocarpa is one of the tallest broadleaf hardwood trees in the western U.S., native to the Pacific coast from San Diego to Alaska. The sequenced DNA was isolated from a specimen col...

Why Christmas trees are not extinct

...s in competing against flowering trees for water. Yet conifers thrive, and they dominate forests in many regions of Earth. Hacke says the planet's tallest trees are conifers: redwoods and sequoias. So are the oldest trees, bristlecone pines. So how did conifers overcome the handicap of short pipes? S...

Bobbing birds do it for a reason

...atuxent Wildlife Research Center, observed how foraging whooping cranes control head-bobbing as they search for food in the grass near their feet. The tallest birds in North America--their eyes can be more than 5 feet above the ground--whooping cranes exhibit high-amplitude head movements during locomotion, ...
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Experts at Healthcare Conference Support Investments in the Health of Work Culture and Care Processes, Not Just Technology

...sor, the National E-Health Collaborative; - Warren MacDonald, who became the first double above knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro; and - Faith Roberts, BSN, RN, CRRN, who speaks across the U.S. and Canada on topics such as the socialization o...
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