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2014-10-24 16:20:57

First Student Drivers Join Teamsters Local 853 for Improved Working Conditions OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Student school bus drivers in Oakland, Calif., have voted by an overwhelming 15-1 margin in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif. The 150 drivers transport children in the Oakland Unified School District. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "We are happy about our vote for the Teamsters. We...

2014-10-24 12:29:14

National staffing firm adopts Benefitfocus cloud-based platform to automate benefits enrollment and administration CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, today announced that Outsource, LLC has selected Benefitfocus HR INTOUCH MARKETPLACE® to automate benefits enrollment and administrative tasks that were previously managed manually on paper. Headquartered in Los Angeles,...

2014-10-24 12:28:03

DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Earthmoving Equipment Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Earthmoving Equipment Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global earthmoving equpiment industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the...

2014-10-24 12:28:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Holdings Inc. ("NewPage") today announced its results of operations for the third quarter of 2014. Net sales in the third quarter of 2014 were $796 million compared to $780 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales improved due to higher sales volume of paper partially offset by lower paper prices. Paper pricing is impacted by lower industry demand. Paper sales volume totaled 876,000 tons and 843,000 tons for the third...

2014-10-24 12:26:31

DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 In this report, the global dental equipment market is categorized on the basis of product and geography. The dental systems and equipment market is expected to register the highest growth rate in the dental equipment market during the forecast...

2014-10-24 12:26:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Medicine Business Intelligence (EMBI), a leading Software-as-a-Service healthcare performance dashboard and analytics solution provider, has secured growth financing from industry veterans Howard Goldstein of Cortlandt Private Capital, John Martinson, and Parag Saxena's Beta Operators Fund. According to Howard Goldstein, Managing Partner of Cortlandt Private Capital, "We are excited to be entering the healthcare business...

2014-10-24 12:25:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today public disciplinary actions against the following individuals' right to use the CFP(®) certification marks, effective immediately or on the date noted in each case. Public disciplinary actions taken by CFP Board, in order of increasing severity, include letters of admonition, suspensions and permanent revocations. This release contains information...

2014-10-24 12:24:51

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) successfully celebrated their 26(th) Annual Conference & Career Expo on September 24 -27, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA with over 4,500 attendees. Thousands of undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals benefited from networking and directly interviewing with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies looking to hire diverse talent....

2014-10-24 12:23:55

LONDON, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 24 October, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 993,500 "A" Shares at a price of 2198.87 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,913,950,593 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-10-24 12:23:35

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bzs592/opportunities_for) has announced the addition of the "Opportunities for Phenolic Resin in Global Composites Industry 2014-2019: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bzs592/opportunities_for ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) One of the major...


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The History of 3D Printing
2013-09-20 10:14:26

Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of using additives to form solid 3D objects of virtually any shape from a digital model. This is achieved using specially formulated additives, such as plastics, that are formed into successive layers of material typically laid down on a platform in different shapes. 3D printing is uniquely distinct from a more traditional 3D sculpting technique, which relies on the removal of layers (subtractive manufacturing)...

The History Of Robotics
2013-09-08 10:48:36

Robotics is a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and autonomous systems, as well as the computer systems that power such devices, including control, sensory feedback and information processing. Robots are typically designed as automated machines that can take the place of humans. Most robotic machines can be seen in manufacturing lines, such as widely used in the auto industry. Robots are also utilized to replace humans in...

Flip or Clamshell
2012-07-01 22:49:47

The flip or clamshell is a form factor found mainly in cellphones in the electronics market. There are typically two distinct sections of the device that fold together via a hinge. When the device is open, it is up and ready to be used, and provides more surface area then when closed. When the unit is closed, the interface components such as keys and display are protected and the device is shorter, making for easier to be carried and stored. A disadvantage of the flip unit is the connecting...

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2010-10-26 18:29:03

A paper clip is a thin wire in a looped shape that uses elasticity and strength of its construction materials to compress and hold pieces of paper together. Other types of clips use a two piece clamping system. Recent innovations are multi-colored plastic-coated paper clips. The first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded to Samuel B. Fay in 1867. He wanted it to be used for attaching tickets to fabric originally. His design, however, is not really reminiscent to the modern...

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2010-10-11 21:16:18

Liquid Paper, a brand of the Newell Rubbermaid Company, is a type of correction fluid used to fix typewriting in the past and now handwriting mistakes. Bette Nesmith Graham created the first correction fluid in 1951. Since she worked as a typist she made many mistakes and wanted to correct them, so she started with tempera paint and created what she called Mistake Out. She even provided her co-workers with bottles that had the brand name on it. Soon Graham was fired from her typist job...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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