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2010-11-19 10:56:26

Government and corporate officials said Friday that Japan is developing a low-cost surveillance satellite to aid disaster relief and other purposes as it looks to start expanding its reach into the emerging markets. Trade ministry official Shuichi Kato said that Japan's trade ministry is collaborating with NEC Corp. and other companies to develop a small satellite by 2012 that is just a fifth the cost of conventional monitoring satellites. NEC will contribute technology it developed for the...

2010-11-17 00:01:09

PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, will supply the U.S. Army's Fort Lee in Virginia with The Communicator!® NXTâ“ž¢ system for automated communications by landline, cell, email and SMS; and the NetNotify® application for distribution of critical alerts to all networked computers. Franklin, TN (Vocus) November 16, 2010 PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, today announced its plans to provide the U.S. Army's Fort Lee, Virginia, with...

2010-11-02 00:00:37

PlantCML's highly secure, yet user-friendly Web site - a Self-Registration Portal (SRP) for The Communicator!® NXTâ“ž¢ emergency notification solution - allows organizations to enlist previously unavailable contact information, such as wireless and VoIP telephone numbers, SMS and email addresses, from the expected recipients of automated communications. Franklin, TN (Vocus) November 1, 2010 PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, today announced the...

2010-10-12 09:07:00

LONDON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Philippe Laflandre, VP Head of EADS Corporate Trust Center, and Malcolm Carrie, Head of Strategy & Architecture, Corporate IT Office, BAE Systems will discuss how to secure information using Transglobal Secure Collaboration Programme (TSCP) framework while meeting national and commercial requirements such as export control and intellectual property rights at the RSA Conference Europe 2010. Attendees will get an inside look at specific use-cases that...

2010-09-15 18:09:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the following statement, responding to public reports indicating that the WTO panel examining European Union allegations of U.S. government assistance to Boeing has issued a confidential interim ruling rejecting the vast majority of Europe's claims: "If today's reports are accurate that some $3 billion of the EU's claims were upheld by the WTO, excluding the claims that relate to past programs long ago remedied by...

2010-09-15 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing today released the following statement regarding the impending interim decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel in DS 353, the formal complaint the European Union brought in 2006 against alleged U.S. government subsidies to Boeing: "We expect the WTO later today to issue a preliminary ruling on charges the EU has made against various U.S. practices at the state, local and federal levels. This ruling follows an earlier final WTO ruling by a...

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2010-09-07 06:25:00

The European Union executive commission is not providing adequate support to the European space sector, which is in close competition with US space agency NASA, Astrium chairman Francois Augue said during an interview published on Monday. "Every country is backing its industry, except Europe," argued Augue in the French finance paper Les Echos. "If Brussels implements the policy that is being developed, it will ultimately mean the end of Europe's space industry presence on the world scene."...

2010-06-30 09:28:00

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today praised the World Trade Organization's final ruling that billions of dollars in European launch aid subsidies used by Airbus to develop its commercial airplanes are illegal and must end. The decision, which the WTO made public earlier today, also declares that a broad array of government funding for Airbus research and infrastructure development violated international trade agreements. "This is a landmark decision and...

2010-06-30 05:54:00

PARIS, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, announced today that it has selected Astrium to build a 48-transponder Ku-band satellite that will be located at its 70.5 degrees East location in geostationary orbit. Scheduled for launch in fourth quarter 2012, the satellite will replace the W5 craft and more than double Eutelsat's resources at 70.5 degrees East. It will be used for a range of...

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2010-06-04 12:21:58

Technical director of European aerospace giant EADS said on Friday that it is preparing to unveil the world's first "hybrid" aircraft that runs on algae fuel. Director Jean Botti told the Die Welt daily that the firm will present the machine at the Berlin Air Show (ILA) that runs from June 9 to 13. "At the ILA, we are going to fly for the first time a craft with biofuel that has been made 100 percent from algae. That is a world premiere," Botti said. "We need a paradigm shift in the...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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