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Google Spinoff Seeks To Extend Human Lifespan
2013-09-19 08:21:31

[ Watch the Video: Google Has Its Sights Set On Your Lifespan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google has launched an independent healthcare company to develop new technologies that fight age-related illnesses and extend the human lifespan. The new venture, dubbed Calico, will be run by former Genentech chief executive Arthur Levinson, who will also be an investor. “Illness and aging affect all our families... from the decreased mobility and mental...

2013-06-28 23:17:38

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There are limited tickets available and can be purchased at the door for $69. The Foundation is inviting the public to explore how...

Google Co-Founder Spotted Wearing Augmented Reality Glasses
2013-01-21 13:21:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week, Google sent out an email to developers, inviting them to a pair of hackathons in New York and San Francisco. Here, Google hopes these developers will help them figure out what they should do with their Google Glass idea. Yesterday, one blogger just so happened to recognize Google co-founder Sergey Brin riding the subway and doing a bit of dogfooding. As only a blogger could, Noah Zerkin recognized Brin and his...

Google Will Make Project Glass Prototypes Available To Developers
2012-06-28 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Special-edition prototypes of Google's Internet-enabled computerized glasses will be delivered to a select group of people in early 2013, according to various media reports published Wednesday. The device, known as Project Glass, is scheduled to ship to a select group of people -- namely, those currently attending Google I/O, the company's annual conference for computer programmers in San Francisco -- for a price of $1,500,...

Google Co-Founder Donates $500K To Wikipedia
2011-11-19 06:06:33

A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget, various media outlets have reported. The half-million dollar grant was given by the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brin and his wife, the co-founder of personal genomics website 23andMe. It was officially announced by the Wikimedia Foundation on Friday, Rik Myslewski of The...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

If met, Challenge will take total Brin Wojcicki Foundation giving to $130 million NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki announced a $50-million challenge spurring existing and new donors at every level to give, or increase giving, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Challenge is now in effect and will match all new or increased gifts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a one-to-one basis through year-end 2012....

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2011-03-07 07:10:00

Larry Page, co-founder of Google Inc., is taking a more visible and stronger turn at the helm of the internet giant in a move to keep ahead of upstart players such as Facebook and Twitter. The Silicon Valley company isn't waiting for the chief executive chair to be vacated in April by Eric Schmidt. Page has hit the ground running by tapping into the energy of other quick-thinking and fast-acting entrepreneurs bought with Google's sizable war chest. "Any engagement that Google can have with...

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2011-01-24 09:25:00

Outgoing Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has received an equity award of $100 million, Bloomberg first reported over the weekend. A spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday that "the award, which will include stock units and options will vest over four years and is Schmidt's first such award since joining the company in 2001." According to CNET's Edward Moyer, the Wall Street Journal, "citing compensation specialists and data"¦ called the award 'highly unusual' for a sitting CEO, adding...

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2011-01-21 09:03:18

In a surprising move, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has announced his intention to step down on April 4, with co-founder Larry Page replacing him as the tech company's chief executive. This will be the 37-year-old Page's second stint as the California-based company's top executive, as he and Google co-founder Sergey Brin shared the role from 1998 to 2001. The 55-year-old Schmidt will remain with the company in the role of Executive Chairman. According to Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters, "Page's...

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2009-10-23 13:34:34

Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google, said he was amazed at the resistance met by the company's efforts to digitize the world's books and lamented a deal to have Microsoft handle online search at Yahoo, AFP reported. Brin spoke about several issues during a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. He said it was "a shame" that Yahoo had a number of innovations and he wished the company had continued to innovate in search. However, he declined to say whether he...


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Larry Page
2013-09-17 12:57:55

Lawrence "Larry" Page, born March 26, 1973 is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. As of 2013, Page's personal wealth is estimated to be $23 billion (US), ranking him #20 on the Forbes 400 list of the 400 richest Americans. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google's stock. Page was born in East Lansing, Michigan....

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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