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Crowdsourcing May Be Answer To Wikipedia
2012-10-11 19:16:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Were it possible to define the whole mass of the Internet in one quip, it might go as follows: “The Internet: Full of people who want to be right“¦and cats.” That´s the trouble with the luxury of having such large amounts of information so freely available to us. Society can quickly become a mass of people who know so little about everything as opposed to knowing everything about so little, in a...

2012-04-19 23:04:10

Bandwidth management innovator and leading UK high speed Internet managed services provider partner to deliver superior solutions to the hospitality sector. Montreal, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Elfiq Networks, manufacturer of the most innovative link balancer solutions on the market today, has partnered with Airangel, the leading high speed Internet access managed services provider in the UK, to deliver innovative and superior Internet access management for hospitality-centric...

2012-04-19 23:02:41

From group communication to file sharing, Facebook's new "Groups for Schools" will change how prospect, student, and alumni use social media. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Facebook officially rolled out its new “Groups for Schools” product, a new Groups function that automatically creates Groups based on communities that already exist at colleges and universities. And while it´s going to take a while to roll out to all schools...

Court To Lock Apple, Samsung In Their Rooms Until That Can Play Nicely Together
2012-04-19 04:34:51

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com The CEOs of Apple and Samsung have been ordered to play nice and work together to reach a settlement by a US court. According to a joint court filing, the two CEOs are willing to participate in this peace summit of sorts as they settle their disputes.  Each CEO will be joined by their respective legal counsel. Tim Cook of Apple and Choi Gee-sung of Samsung will attempt to settle some of the patent issues the two tech rivals have been having. At...

2012-04-18 20:20:03

It was a figurative whack on the head that started Sandia National Laboratories distinguished technical staff member Juan Elizondo-Decanini thinking outside the box – which in his case was a cylinder. He developed a new configuration for neutron generators by turning from conventional cylindrical tubes to the flat geometry of computer chips. For size comparison, small neutron generators, which are like mini accelerators, are 1 to 2 inches in diameter, he said. “The idea of a...

2012-04-17 23:49:33

UMN study finds ratio of men to women dramatically alters women's choices about career and family American women today are more likely to earn college degrees than men with women receiving 57 percent of all bachelor´s and 60 percent of all master´s degrees. But are there consequences to having more women than men in college? Research from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and University of Minnesota has found the ratio of men to women dramatically alters...

2012-04-17 22:19:59

Two years ago this week, oil began streaming from the seafloor into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform. All told, the disaster cost 11 lives, released 4.9 million barrels of crude oil, and caused still unspecified impacts to marine life and the Gulf economy. Now, a pair of researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is using a 1-year, $350,000 contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior to test whether sound waves can be used to...

2012-04-17 13:10:54

Far too many K-12 students have inadequate writing skills, and the current efforts to improve instruction in the United States may be more challenging than anticipated, research from Michigan State University shows. According to an initial sample of seven states, the existing standards for teaching writing vary widely in comparison to a new set of common standards that are in the process of being implemented by most states. Study co-director Gary Troia of MSU, along with Natalie...

Google’s Brin Claims Apple And Facebook A Threat To Open Internet
2012-04-16 09:39:29

According to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet more than thirty years ago are under a more intensive threat than ever. In an interview with The Guardian's Ian Katz, Brin warned there were “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world”. “I am more worried than I have been in the past,” he said. “It´s...

2012-04-14 23:03:09

Vital Signs offers state-of-the art capacity management features to optimize every aspect of the Microsoft Private Cloud. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 Savision, the market leader in solutions for Microsoft's System Center, has released a major update to their Vital Signs product line, focused on monitoring and managing the Microsoft Private Cloud. Vital Signs offers state-of-the art capacity management features to optimize every aspect of the Microsoft Private Cloud....


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Astropecten platyacanthus
2012-04-19 09:07:55

Gorgonocephalus eucnemis is a species of starfish found in circumpolar marine environments in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly the Arctic Ocean and northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean as far south as the Faeroe Islands and Massachusetts Bay. It also occurs in the Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea south to Japan and Laguna Beach, California. It is found in rocky areas with strong currents at depths down to 6,600 feet, but more commonly at 50 to 500 feet. It is also found on mud and sandy...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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