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2013-02-06 12:57:38

Owing to the prevalence of multicore processors, more and more programs are written in a multi-threaded style to improve performance. However, associated concurrency errors have become an inconvenient cause of system faults. The research group from State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering, School of Computers, Wuhan University, focused on finding methods to improve the trustworthiness of concurrent programs. By analyzing shortcomings of existing methods, they developed a more efficient...

Programming In Go
2012-05-26 04:21:49

Derek Walter for RedOrbit.com Google´s programming language, Go, reached a major milestone recently, graduating to version 1.0 (the team behind the project has dubbed it Go 1). Those looking to dive into programming in Go have two new books to consider: "Programming in Go: Creating Applications for the 21st Century" by Mark Summerfield, and its companion "The Go Programming Language Phrasebook" by David Chisnall. Both are developers who have authored other books on programming....

2011-05-16 15:12:31

Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Belgium. The study results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "Our study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation on top of a standard rehabilitation program improve the outcome in terms of exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength," said Miek...

2010-11-17 00:01:10

eno® one Combines an Interactive Whiteboard, Integrated Multi-media Projector, Mounting Solution and Educational Software in One Packaged Classroom Technology Solution. Suwanee, GA (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 PolyVision, a leader in the development of interactive teaching and learning technology, announced today that its newest interactive classroom solution, eno one, is now available to schools nationwide. Unveiled last June at the International Society for Technology in Education 2010...

2010-10-27 14:03:49

Researchers at the University of Bristol reveal today in the journal Nature that they have developed a seismological "Ëœspeed gun' for the inside of the Earth. Using this technique they will be able to measure the way the Earth's deep interior slowly moves around.  This mantle motion is what controls the location of our continents and oceans, and where the tectonic plates collide to shake the surface we live on. For 2,900 km (1800 miles) beneath our feet, the Earth is made of...

2010-06-23 22:30:00

HONG KONG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- D.light Design, a global company that designs and manufactures solar powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity, today announced that it has secured USD5.5 million in Series B financing. The round is led by new investor Omidyar Network and includes all major Series A investors, including Acumen Fund, Nexus Venture Partners, Gray Matters Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Garage Technology...

2010-04-21 06:03:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Innovations, Inc. (Sonic) received a Best in Show award based on attendees' votes at the AudiologyNOW! conference for its tradeshow booth. The conference was held April 14 through 17 in San Diego, California and was attended by nearly 7,000 hearing care professionals. Sonic's 30-by-30 booth had interactive holographic screens, product displays, coffee and cold drink bars, an executive conference room and an international conference...

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Panasonic 3DO
2013-03-16 08:56:25

The Panasonic 3DO is a video game console produced by Panasonic and was released in North America On October 4, 1993, in Japan on March 20, 1994, and in Europe later in 1994. The 3DO games were manufactured by multiple developers who paid a royalty to 3DO for each game that was sold. This ultimately was the downfall of the 3DO, making it a very expensive product. The founder of 3DO, Trip Hawkins, stated that the 3DO was not a game console, but a high end audio video system and was priced...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.