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2013-10-16 23:30:32

AVIO Consulting, a leading Oracle business partner, is opening a new corporate office in Minneapolis, Minnesota to meet a growing need for Oracle support services in the Midwest. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 AVIO Consulting, a leading Oracle business partner, is opening a new corporate office in Minneapolis, Minnesota to meet a growing need for Oracle support services in the Midwest. The new office will be managed by the former Director of Technology, Content Platforms at...

Ariane 5 Booster Undergoes Test Fire
2012-05-26 03:00:24

An Ariane 5 solid-propellant booster was test-fired on Thursday, May 24 at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana to help improve the reliability of Europe´s heavy launcher. The firing was performed in the booster engine stand, specifically designed for the vertical testing of motors at the site. The motor burned for about 135 seconds, simulating the firing time during an Ariane 5 flight, and delivered a mean thrust of 700 t. One of the goals was to prove new, thinner thermal...

2011-07-18 16:39:00

DALLAS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Generational Equity, a leading advisor to privately-held and family-owned businesses for mergers and acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Avio-Tech Ltd., an Aerospace and Military Parts Distributor headquartered in Twin Lakes, Michigan to a Private Investor. The transaction closed on June 13, 2011, and was led by Managing Directors, Douglas Smith, Jim Hines and Vice President, Michael Goss. Financial details of the transaction...

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2011-06-23 08:03:51

The new main engine to power Europe's successor to its Ariane 5 space launcher was brought a step closer on June 22 when ESA signed a &eur;60 million contract with a propulsion consortium at the Paris Air & Space Show. ESA is preparing the NGL Next-Generation Launcher to meet Europe's institutional needs and safeguard its guaranteed access to space into the long term, ensuring it will continue to have effective and economic launchers at its disposal. The work is being performed...

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2011-01-11 08:40:00

NEC Avio Infrared Technologies announced today a "Thermo Mirror" which can read the skin temperature of anyone looking into it, without the need for physical contact says the Japanese technology firm. Similar in appearance to a table mirror it is expected to replace thermography cameras used at airports and other public spaces that passively screen people who might have communicable diseases. The person's temperature is displayed on the surface, and the device has an alarm that will beep...

2010-09-27 08:30:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut against Rolls-Royce. The Pratt & Whitney complaint follows Rolls-Royce's filing of an amended complaint against Pratt & Whitney on August 26, 2010, claiming Pratt & Whitney infringes a Rolls-Royce patent relating to swept fan blades. "Pratt & Whitney's position is that Rolls-Royce has...


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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