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  • n  a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
  • n  French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
  • n  French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
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  • Recruiting Insider: Elite Chicago F Cliff Alexander plans to visit Memphis Tigers
    Cliff Alexander, a top five-ranked power forward from Curie High School in Chicago, said Tuesday that he will take an official visit to the University of Memphis. No date has been set.
    June 12, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • How cells get a skeleton
    The mechanism responsible for generating part of the skeletal support for the membrane in animal cells is not clearly understood. Jean-François Joanny from the Curie Institute, Paris, and colleagues have found that a well-defined layer beneath the cell outer membrane forms beyond a certain critical level of stress generated by motor proteins within the cellular system. These findings, which ...
    June 10, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Albert Einstein in Los Angeles Times
    Seventy years ago today, the woman whom Albert Einstein called "our Madame Curie" ushered us into the nuclear age.
  • Jon Snow in
    On his blog, Snow said: "I am begged to wear an Aids ribbon, a breast cancer ribbon, a Marie Curie flower ...... You name it, from the Red Cross to the RNIB, they send me stuff to wear to raise awareness, and I don't. And in those terms, and those...
  • Hugh Grant in ITN
    Grant, who is an ambassador for the charity, said: "I am one of those people who came into contact with Marie Curie just because someone in my family died."

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