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2011-10-26 17:10:00

Innovative Educational Software Company Obtains Complete Windows Mobile MYST and RIVEN Source Code. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 idoodlesoftware inc., an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional classroom lessons and students technology, announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property for the handheld versions of MYST and RIVEN, the legendary games by Cyan Worlds Ltd., from Mean Hamster Software of Washington...

2009-04-16 11:18:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mysterious island that moves through time. Travelers in search of answers. It sounds something like the science fiction television show "Lost," but it also describes a new approach to teaching earth sciences to high school students. Iris Totten, an associate professor of geology at Kansas State University, and Molly Davies, an associate professor of geology at University of Missouri at Kansas City, designed TerraWorld, an island in...

2008-09-04 09:00:17

Weblin, an avatar-based social browsing application, announced today that it received the Innovation in Virtual Worlds for Consumers award at the 2008 Virtual Worlds Conference. Weblin (www.weblin.com) is a tool that allows Web surfers to make themselves visible to other users by assigning an avatar, or "weblin" to depict a user at the bottom of every Web site. Weblins who are on the same site at the same time can see each other, and are able to communicate in real-time. Weblin has become a...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'