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2014-04-09 08:33:57

MONTREAL, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, announced today that it received an important donation from Montreal-based Vigilant Global to purchase urgently needed clinical care equipment. The donation allowed The Neuro to acquire seven portable vital sign monitors which have far-reaching implications for the quality of care provided to patients....

2012-02-16 13:57:12

We are on the cusp of a new information revolution – a quantum leap in technology – and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is leading the way. With the world´s largest concentration of researchers working to harness the forces of quantum mechanics, the institute stands to transform computing, communications and other technologies. “We are learning to speak the language of the quantum realm – of atoms and electrons and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'