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2013-07-22 23:22:25

Daedalus has launched Textalytics - Meaning as a Service, a set of semantic APIs in the cloud that bring capabilities for extracting meaning from multilingual content in a simple and efficient way. Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Daedalus (http://www.daedalus.es), a Spanish company specialized in software for information analysis, has launched Textalytics (http://textalytics.com). Defined as Meaning as a Service, it consists of a set of semantic APIs in the cloud, which allow to...

Flying Dutchman’s Story Crashes And Burns
2012-03-22 09:23:29

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com Move over Balloon Boy, there is a new hoaxster who has taken flight. This week the media — including this reporter — was duped into believing that Jarno Smeets had achieved flight with his wings made from para-sails and power-assisted by a mobile phone and Nintendo Wii controller. However Smeets´ story seems to be full of more holes than a downed balloon. Late yesterday Wired Magazine reported that it could not confirm Smeets´...

2011-07-20 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The connection between citizenship and service in the military, a bedrock principle for the nation's founders, has weakened significantly with the advent of the all-volunteer force, according to several contributors to a new volume of Daedalus on the Modern American Military. "Today's American military is at once increasingly prominent as an instrument of national policy and increasingly detached from and poorly understood by the...

2011-04-29 10:24:00

Race, Inequality, and Culture CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How has the socioeconomic position of African Americans changed in the past 50 years? What factors have affected their prosperity, well-being, and social standing? In the new issue of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 22 prominent social scientists examine "Race, Inequality, and Culture." They consider topics ranging from education and family support to racial...

2011-01-31 09:23:00

New American Academy Volume Examines Race Relations CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How have race relations in America evolved since the civil rights movement of the 1960's? Was the election of President Barack Obama a milestone in this regard? Did it truly serve as a turning point in America's history of racial inequality? In the newly released issue of Daedalus (http://www.amacad.org/publications/daedalus.aspx), the Journal of the American Academy of Arts...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'