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2014-05-27 04:22:34

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomsons Online Benefits ("Thomsons"), the global benefits management and employee engagement software group, has published its results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Operational highlights - Investment by ABRY Partners enabled accelerated growth in Global Enterprise and Partner markets; - Global growth has enabled Thomsons to take on ever larger multi-country contracts...

Celebrating Charles Darwin's Evolutionary Legacy Through Darwin Day
2014-02-12 10:03:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people, February 12 is just another day; it comes 10 days after Groundhog Day and two days before St. Valentine’s Day. But this day does have special meaning for some. On a scientific note, Feb 12 marks the day a meteor left a large impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, Soviet Union (1947). It is also the day NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker landed on 433 Eros (2001), becoming the first spacecraft to successfully land on an asteroid....

Charles Darwin Observations On Island Tameness In Species Confirmed
2014-01-11 05:39:37

[ Watch the Video: Island Animals Are Tamer Than On The Mainland ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like Hawaiian vacationers, living on an island actually makes animals tamer, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Charles Darwin, the founder of the theory of evolution, used the Galapagos Islands as his laboratory when studying animals. The Galapagos is where Darwin developed his ideas about natural selection and how organisms evolve...

Darwin’s Private Letters Reveal A Deeply Sensitive Side
2013-03-27 09:56:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Charles Darwin is known primarily for his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection, but a series of soon-to-be-published letters show a personal, caring and emotional side of the iconic and controversial English naturalist. Some of the more intimate letters being released by Cambridge University´s Darwin Correspondence Project are a series of correspondences with his good friend and botanist Sir Joseph Hooker...

How To Celebrate Darwin Day 2013
2013-02-10 05:46:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online February 12, 2013 will be celebrated for many reasons around the world. In America it is President Abraham Lincoln's birthday. For Catholics around the world it is Mardi Gras or Carnival. But for every country on Earth, Feb. 12 is Darwin's Day — a celebration of science, humanity, and Charles Darwin's birthday. Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution and the author of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural...

2013-01-30 23:02:17

In the classic tradition of the dialogue, this one-hour play has Darwin and Galileo debating issues raised by us having evolved. It is intended to encourage humanities students to explore issues raised by evolution and come up with theories of their own. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Darwin and Galileo meet in heaven. On learning how Darwin won fame by coming up with evolutionary theory Galileo flies into a jealous rage and vows to win fame for himself by coming up his own theory of evolution....

2012-06-08 23:02:16

Cloud-based Service Dispatch App Helps Small Businesses Organise Jobs and Utilize Time Efficiently, from Scheduling to Invoicing -- and Everything In Between. Darwin, NT (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Since 2009, ServiceM8 has been in the business of simplifying field service management, keeping business owners, staff, and clients synchronised from start to finish. The cloud-based internet start-up is excited to announce the launch of its new ServiceM8 iPad app for small businesses, with updates...

DARwIn-OP Humanoid Robot Showcased At 2012 ICRA
2012-05-16 13:49:49

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com How about a robot capable of being programmed to do just about anything, even play soccer, but is able to fit into a backpack?  That is exactly what you get with the DARwIn-OP. Robotis´ Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence - Open Platform (DARwIn-OP) is a miniature-humanoid robot platform capable of doing nearly anything that can be dreamed up. The robot has a high payload capacity, sophisticated sensors, advanced computational power,...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Terrestrial Planet Finder -- The Terrestrial Planet Finder is a proposed NASA telescope system capable of detecting extrasolar terrestrial planets. In May 2002, NASA chose two TPF mission architecture concepts for further study and technology development. Each would use a different means to achieve the same goal - to block the light from a parent star in order to see its much smaller, dimmer planets. That technology challenge has been likened to finding a firefly near the beam of...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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