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2014-04-17 08:25:15

~ Partnership to create new jobs and financial impact in the Danville River District DANVILLE, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Launch Place announced today a $250,000 investment in Raleigh, NC-based SEAL Innovation, Inc., to commercialize SEAL SwimSafe(TM). Utilizing wearable swim bands and state-of-the-art detection technology, SEAL SwimSafe(TM) will help improve swim safety and reduce drowning and injury by alerting guardians of swimmer distress. For this investment, SEAL...

2014-04-16 08:29:31

Weekend-Long Broadcast Features Over 20 Hours of Live Coverage, Spanning 5 Stages, Airing Nightly at 9pE/6pP LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be broadcast live, as AXS TV-the premier destination for live music events--gives viewers a front row seat to one of the most popular music festivals in the United States. AXS TV will offer incomparable access while broadcasting over 20 hours of...

2014-04-15 12:26:40

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download. Whitman currently stars as Amber Holt in the award-winning TV series Parenthood. She is also known for her roles as Ann Veal in the critically-acclaimed TV series Arrested Development and as Roxy Richter in...

2014-04-11 23:02:31

Upfront, a New York-based consumer technology startup, provides premium online communities for the most influential artists in the world. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Upfront, a tech media startup which builds private networks for the top artists and influencers in the world, recently reached an agreement with top-selling British artist, Robbie Williams, as he gears up for his worldwide “Swing Both Ways Live” tour. With the Upfront platform, Robbie Williams will provide...

2014-04-09 08:25:37

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ancient myths, classical music and dream language - including the corridor system in the Cheops Pyramid - may be used to map human consciousness", says Danish author Peter Kjaerulff in "The Ringbearer's Diary", published April 2014, in English and Danish by Qvistgaard Publishing, Denmark. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/679659 ) Book One 'Wolfgang' of this 4-volume...

2014-04-07 23:25:52

Second Installment in Original Video Series “Pot Goes Public” San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 FORA.tv Studios, producers of original, compelling video programs, today announced the debut of the video “Breaking the Drug Taboo,” featuring an interview with Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, on the current state of the war on drugs and the business case for legalizing marijuana. The video is the second installment in the FORA.tv Studios original video series...

2014-04-07 12:27:37

New Season of Comedy Series Returns with Six New Episodes BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix will premiere the second season of "Derek," the original series starring, written, directed and executive-produced by Emmy(®) and Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM PT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101014/SF81638LOGO "Ricky is a terrific partner and he has created a heartfelt character, in Derek, that Netflix members have fallen in...

2014-04-04 23:02:41

Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s Presentation Theater. This event is free and open to the public. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s...

2014-04-04 16:21:34

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month is thirty years since the year immortalized in George Orwell's iconic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Global research company YouGov asked Americans their thoughts about the legacy of the novel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98058) Inspired by Orwell's depiction of perpetual wars and the pervasive surveillance regime operating in the novel we asked Americans how they felt about war and government surveillance...

2014-04-04 04:20:30

LONDON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - From Bedrooms To Billions available FREE to all UK schools from 2015 - Full length feature film financed entirely by crowd funding and pre-orders - Pre-order limited edition before 31st May to get exclusive bonus material - Find out more and watch the trailer at http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com From Bedrooms To Billions is a new documentary movie by British film makers Nicola...


Latest British people Reference Libraries

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

Formal Aspects of Computing
2012-04-25 18:46:59

Formal Aspects of Computing (FAC) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It covers the area of formal methods and associated topics in computer science. The journal is associated with BCS-FACS (The British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computing Science Specialist Group). FAC's editors-in-chief are Jim Woodcock and Cliff Jones. The main goal of the journal is to promote growth of computing science, to show its relation to practice and to...

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2010-02-03 13:44:47

Masiakasaurus, meaning "vicious lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago), and possibly existed until the end of the dinosaur reign (66 million years ago). The type species, M. knopfleri, was named after musician Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, whose music inspired the expedition. Unlike most theropods, the front teeth of this small predator projected forward rather than straight down. This characteristic suggests that Masiakasaurus had a...

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2009-07-17 13:44:17

Thomas Harriot (c. 1560 - 1621) was an English astronomer. He was also a mathematician, ethnographer, and a translator. He is sometimes credited for introducing the potato to Great Britain and Ireland. He was also the first person to make an accurate drawing of the moon through a telescope. His drawing (July 26, 1609) was accomplished nearly four months before Galileo's. Harriot's surname is sometimes spelled Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot by different sources. Harriot was born in 1560 in...

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