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Large Hadron Collider Predecessor May Be Four Times Larger, Much More Powerful
2014-02-21 14:27:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists gathered in Geneva, Switzerland last week to consider the possibility of building a particle accelerator four times the size of the current largest accelerator in the world. The scientists met not far from CERN, which hosts the largest particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This accelerator has been made famous by its controversial discovery of the Higgs boson (God particle) a few years ago. While...

2014-02-20 12:21:15

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barbados Tourism Authority and Top Gear Festival have announced that 2008 Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, is set to join the star-studded line-up of world famous presenters and motor sport legends at the inaugural Top Gear Festival in Barbados, from May 17-18. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/NY68926)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131218/NY35667LOGO-a)(Logo:...

2014-02-17 23:04:24

The story is available in both English and Spanish for iOS and Android users worldwide. New York (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 “God Made You Special” is one of the most recognizable episodes from Big Idea’s top-rated children’s program, VeggieTales. The series has also sold over 70 million videos, 15 million books, and 7 million CDs and is one of the most recognized brands amongst moms of preschoolers. Big Idea chose PlayTales for the adaption of the story for mobile platforms, which...

2014-01-18 23:01:41

Canvas printing specialist, Canvas & Décor, is currently offering a special deal enabling customers to get 50 percent off the printing of photos on canvas. Longview, USA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Canvas & Décor, a specialist in producing photos on canvas, is currently offering a special deal to customers who are looking to preserve some of their special memories on canvas. The company is offering 50 percent off at http://www.canvasndecor.ca/ as part of their ongoing...

UK Hackers Raid ATMs With USB Sticks, Add Money-Making Malware
2013-12-31 13:49:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cybercriminals in Europe are reportedly targeting cash machines using USB drives. The thieves cut holes in the fascia to access a USB port and then uploaded malware to the machines. This allowed the thieves to essentially empty the cash machine at their convenience. These attacks, which actually occurred last summer, were disclosed at this week’s annual Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg and reported by several European news...

2013-12-30 08:26:17

First European Patient In Trial Operated On In June, Profiled In BBC Report BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing non-toxic DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) TV network has broadcast a report profiling the first European patient in the Company's Phase III clinical trial of DCVax-L for Glioblastoma...

Hacker Infiltrates, Attempts To Sell Access To BBC FTP Server
2013-12-30 06:24:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A hacker reportedly managed to gain access to a computer server at the BBC sometime on or before Christmas Day, and then tried to sell access to the public broadcasting station’s network over the holidays. The cyber attack was initially discovered by Milwaukee-based Hold Security and first reported by Reuters on Sunday. It is not known whether the individual responsible for the attack, a “notorious” Russian hacker...

2013-12-19 23:31:56

3fficient to be exclusive U.S. distributor of Strawberry Tree, the award winning 100% solar-powered public charging stations for mobile devices. Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The world’s first public solar charger for mobile devices, called The Strawberry Tree, is soon to sprout in the USA, as the distribution agreement between Strawberry energy, its inventors, and 3fficient Energy of California was signed in the last week of November. Strawberry Tree is a public solar...

2013-12-19 23:24:42

The medical marijuana industry has acknowledged the historic steps taken by the country of Uruguay regarding marijuana legalization. Commerce, Ca (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Just last week Uruguay’s Senate approved, by a 16-13 vote, a government sponsored bill that would regulate the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana within the country. Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana so liberally and many other on looking countries, including the United States,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'