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2010-05-04 07:20:00

Graduate student David Ortega describes his research project working with professors and students in China to assess Chinese consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for certain pork safety attributes Throughout much of the last century, China's centrally planned, closed economy made the country an insignificant player in the global trading system. Today, having gone from a sleeping giant to one of the fastest growing economies, China is considered the "poster-child" for economic growth....

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2010-04-14 10:15:00

Whether it's an exploding fireball in "Star Wars: Episode 3", a swirling maelstrom in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", or beguiling rats turning out gourmet food in "Ratatouille", computer-generated effects have opened a whole new world of enchantment in cinema. All such effects are ultimately grounded in mathematics, which provides a critical translation from the physical world to computer simulations. The use of mathematics in cinematic special effects is described in the article...

2010-02-09 06:45:00

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1776, Adam Smith published "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," the legendary work that helped birth the field of modern economics and still lives on as arguably the most influential book of its kind. Now, in 2010, William T. Nolan, President and CEO of Devonshire Holdings, Inc., introduces the Enterprise Method(R), a theory that complements Smith's pioneering book, in "The Wealth of Enterprises: A New Foundation...

2010-01-26 05:45:00

MANDAN, N.D., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crownbutte Wind Power, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBWP) has completed version 1.0 of "Windview," Crownbutte's proprietary wind data and market pricing analysis program. The program combines hourly meteorological data from Crownbutte's 10 meteorological towers, located throughout North Dakota and Montana, with hourly pricing data from the Midwest ISO LMP pricing nodes, recorded since 2005, to determine the potential profitability of each of the...

2010-01-19 08:10:00

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(TM) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced today that Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) has selected Paradigm(TM) Geolog® as its chief application for well log and petrophysical analysis. The suite will provide Newfield with advanced petrophysical analysis tools, high-end presentation...

2010-01-14 10:30:00

MANASSASS, VA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - In line with its new strategy The Breitinger Agency is recruiting elite models for its growing client base. The Agency has taken the initiative to build upon its history and target the high end of the market for both female and male models. The Agency intends to recruit models of the stature of Yvan, already with The Breitinger Agency, who appears in the latest Shakira video. Historically the Agency aimed for $500,000 USD annual revenue as the...

2010-01-12 08:15:00

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(TM) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced that it has signed a multi-year global access agreement with CPC Corporation, Taiwan. The contract will provide CPC with full access to the Paradigm seismic interpretation suite, including products such as SeisEarth®, VoxelGeo®,...

2010-01-06 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, announced today that CEO, Dr. Branislav Vajdic, and CFO, Richard Brounstein, will present at the OneMedPlace Finance Forum 2010 at 2:45 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, with a 40-minute breakout session to follow. Company management will be available for one-on-one meetings on January 12th, 13th...

2009-12-03 14:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst debate over the economic implications of California's landmark global warming law, the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today released a report comparing the assumptions, models and results of differing economic analyses. Three of four prominent analyses show the costs of climate policy are far outweighed by projected economic growth, the new study finds. Climate Solutions and Economic Growth in California...

2009-11-12 09:15:00

Phoenix Center Says Flawed Study Undermines FCC Bid for "Data-Driven Decision-making" WASHINGTON , Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Phoenix Center released today a new Phoenix Center Perspective examining a recent study by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and finds it wanting. The Berkman Study was specifically requested by the Federal Communications Commission to "conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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