Latest Avalanche Stories

2014-09-09 12:33:34

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Technology, Inc., a developer of ultra-high performance enterprise solid state storage, today introduced Bridget Warwick, former NetApp executive and most recently chief marketing officer with Nexenta, as the company's vice president of marketing. Chartered with both product management and marketing at Avalanche, Warwick joins as the company ramps up development on its first generation of all flash array (AFA) products,...

Phishing Scams Continue Upward Trend In First Quarter 2014
2014-06-30 13:29:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber criminals have continued to cast a line and looked to lure in unsuspecting computer users as phishing scams saw a sharp increase in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) there was a 10.7 percent rise in phishing-related cyber-crime over the previous quarter. This is especially worrisome warns the APWG as the group had previously reported that 2013 was one of the heaviest years for phishing on...

2014-05-20 12:33:22

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Linda C. Bain as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years of finance, strategic business partner and audit experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, Ms. Bain brings a distinguished track record of success, as a...

2014-05-06 23:12:57

Camp Kostopulos' new Equestrian Center experienced avalanching snow and ice during it's first two winters, so TRA Snow and Sun installed a snow retention solution to protect disabled campers in 2014. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 In 2012 when TRA Snow and Sun of American Fork, Utah established their new mission statement to include offering roof snow retention and solar mounting products "that provide the ultimate in protection" for people and property, they...

2014-05-05 08:28:53

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., today announced the formation of a broad collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize novel gene therapy products for the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases. The collaboration covers novel gene therapy vectors and proprietary molecules, discovered jointly by Avalanche and Regeneron, and developed using the Avalanche Ocular...

Understanding Mudslides And Other Debris Flows Using mathematics
2014-05-01 03:09:36

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning. Recently, we've had dramatic reminders of this, such as the mudslide in Oso, Wash., where 41 people died; an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 experienced Sherpas and another landslide event in Jackson, Wyo. And as much as ancient Pompeii serves as...

2014-04-16 12:28:22

BURLINGTON, Vt., April, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Avalanche Nest-Egg a Vermont public benefit non-profit, is proud to announce it will be hosting its annual benefit concert and fundraising event this Friday April 18(th) in Stowe, Vermont at The Rusty Nail. www.rustynailvt.com Join us at the Nail to kick-start the party with live music by Vermont's Premier Rock, Folk, Funk, Band- The Aerolites. www.theaerolites.com It will be an all night event with drinks, dancing,...

2014-01-08 23:25:12

Outdoor retailer Cabela's is constructing their first store in Delaware with protection from snow and ice avalanches by using TRA Snow and Sun Standing Seam Clamps on the roof. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The "Caution: Falling Ice" signs are out again. But not at the new Cabela's outdoor specialty store in Christiana, Delaware, the first in the state and 48th in the US and Canada. Customers will notice the familiar log construction, stonework, big...

Utah Copper Mine Landslide Triggered Earthquakes
2014-01-06 07:39:40

University of Utah Record-breaking slide would bury Central Park 66 feet deep Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes, University of Utah scientists discovered. The landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph – left a...

Ski Apps Not Enough For Mountain Emergency
2013-10-28 15:15:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While there are plenty of apps that will help users track ski conditions, find the best powder, and even track your runs on the slopes, a mobile smartphone app probably isn’t the best way to call for help during mountainside emergency. With many skiers now hitting the slopes with smartphones, there has been a burgeoning market for apps that promise skiers a call for help when an accident or disaster occurs. However, the Canadian...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.