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2011-06-02 13:29:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BigSky Technologies LLC, announced the issuance of the first in a series of patents for their GreenShield® fabric finish technology. GreenShield is a new process for water-, oil-, and stain-repellency that replaces the conventional polymer-based chemicals with particle-based green nanotechnology, reducing the use of fluorochemicals by as much as 10 times. The proprietary technology covered by the patent represents a new...

2011-06-01 10:06:00

PHILIPPI, W.Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics will serve as the title sponsor of the upcoming Blue & Gray Reunion to be held June 2 - 5, 2011 - and several of its amputee patients, including an Army Ranger Veteran who lost his leg while trying to apprehend Manual Noriega, will share their stories and participate in the weekend's events. The iconic weekend commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with special focus on the 150th anniversary...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (http://mindtechnologiesinc.com) (Pink Sheets: MTEK), a leader in thought controlled technology applications and software, announced today that Dr. Gerwin Schalk was featured in an article from NPR titled Mind Reading: Technology Turns Thought Into Action on May 16, 2011. The article describes how the technology can help people that are paralyzed by disease or injury to enable them to operate "bionic arms" and other...

2011-05-11 13:38:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (www.GoodShepherdRehab.org), an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based innovator in the rehabilitation of physical and cognitive disabilities, has been selected as one of ten top rehabilitation centers in the nation to participate in eLEGS investigational trials. eLEGS is a wearable, bionic robot by Berkeley Bionics (berkeleybionics.com) that allows those with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to power...

2011-04-06 22:47:42

Battery technology hasn't kept pace with advancements in portable electronics, but the race is on to fix this. One revolutionary concept being pursued by a team of researchers in New Zealand involves creating "wearable energy harvesters" capable of converting movement from humans or found in nature into battery power. A class of variable capacitor generators known as "dielectric elastomer generators" (DEGs) shows great potential for wearable energy harvesting. In fact, researchers at the...

2011-03-30 16:09:33

Porsche racing car as a laboratory, battery research, printable electronics, KIC InnoEnergy Innovations relating to mobility, energy, bionics, and nano- and microtechnologies will be presented by KIT at the 2011 Hannover Messe from April 4 "“ 8. At its stand (Hall 2, stand C18), KIT will present a hybrid Porsche racing car, developments in battery research, materials and processes for printable electronics, the KIC InnoEnergy for a European energy supply system, and the Energy Solution...

2011-03-15 12:31:00

CORONA, Calif.,, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Image Global, Inc., headquartered at 1672 Railroad Street in Corona, California, recently joined forces with the disability advocacy group, Limbs For U(TM), of Lynwood, Washington, to distribute donated artificial limbs to candidates disabled by amputation in the Dominican Republic. (The company maintains a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Dominican Republic.) Under the sponsorship of the two socially conscious organizations, two...

2011-03-07 06:21:00

OR-YEHUDA, Israel, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (Nasdaq: MGIC), a global provider of cloud and on-premise application platform and business integration solutions, has announced that Sonova AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing instruments, has chosen Magic Software's iBOLT integration platform to integrate the on-demand salesforce.com CRM and SAP ERP applications of its group members, Advanced Bionics Inc. and Phonak AG. Advanced Bionics...

2011-02-22 13:45:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today that the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Medical Cannabis Management and Bionic Cigs, has seen significant growth over the last year. The Company recorded growth of over 500% in total asset value from 2009 to 2010. For the same period, The Company also increased revenue in excess of 32% and cash by 47%. These substantial increases are a direct result of The Company's...

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2011-02-18 07:05:00

Todd Kuiken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and Director of Amputee Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), presented the latest bionic prosthetic arm that is controlled by an operator's thoughts at a major US science conference, where it went on display Thursday. The bionic arm uses technology called Targeted Muscle Reinervation (TMR), which works by rerouting brain signals from nerves that were severed in an injury to muscles that are working and...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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