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2010-12-08 11:00:00

Ultrasound is an extremely useful medical technique, provided the operator has the expertise. In small clinics, however "“ and still more on spacecraft "“ trained radiologists are rare. So ESA is testing a new robotic ultrasound system for remote operation by distant specialists. An assistant simply holds the device against the patient and the ultrasound expert can move the probe as if present in the examination room, rather than thousands of kilometers away. They control the...

2010-05-18 07:00:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Minitab Inc. today released Minitab® 16 Statistical Software, the latest version of the leading software used for quality improvement and statistics education. Minitab 16 offers new functionality and features. The most prominent is the Assistant, a menu-based tool designed to guide users through their analyses and help them interpret their results with confidence. Other enhancements in Minitab 16 include: Nonlinear...

2010-03-19 09:00:00

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John P. Holdren, Haitian Ministry of Health's Marie Denise Milord to address National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century at Midwest Summit CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21-22, engineering, government, non-profit and business leaders from across the United States and abroad, as well as local high school and college students, will convene at...

2010-03-11 12:30:00

CHENGDU, China, March 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Alternext: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced it will present at 22nd Annual ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH) OC Growth Stock Conference being held March 15-17, 2010 in Dana Point, California. Presentation details are noted below. Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Time: 10:30 AM PST (Track 3)...

2010-03-03 10:30:00

BEIJING, March 3 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Alternext: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced it will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference being held March 7-9 in Beijing, China. Presentation details are noted below. Date: March 9, 2010 Time: 3:40 pm Beijing Time Location: Ballroom IIi, The Regent...

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2010-02-22 10:10:00

Why are there so few black coaches in big-time college football? New research from North Carolina State University shows that it really does come down to who you know, and how well you know them. But the findings go against conventional wisdom, showing that black assistant coaches may be better served by making connections with a diverse group of acquaintances rather than forming a close-knit  circle of friends. "African-American coaches have a more difficult time advancing in their...

2010-02-01 07:25:58

NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce bold new developments in the nation's civil space effort. On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2011 budget during a teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST. This is a change from the previously announced 3 p.m. Monday news conference in the James E. Webb Memorial...

2009-11-13 11:43:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, Alan D. Lebowitz, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL-EBSA), and Patricia J. Haynes, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced that...

2009-10-16 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of a giant recession, at least one person's still hiring--Sean "Diddy" Combs. VH1's "I Want to Work for Diddy" is back for its second season, and Diddy is again on the hunt for the one assistant able to meet his super-high standards. A batch of 11 new hopefuls will be granted the opportunity to battle it out for one of entertainment's toughest jobs. "I Want to Work For Diddy 2" premieres Monday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. After an...

2009-10-01 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Tobacco-Free School Policy Partnership today unveiled its "We're Watching" ad campaign promoting strong enforcement of comprehensive tobacco-free policies by secondary schools and school districts throughout New York State. The multi-media ad campaign specifically calls upon principals, assistant principals and superintendents to "send the right message" to students, many of whom report seeing smoking on school grounds despite existing...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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