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2012-04-19 11:31:32

Focuses on Bold New Era of Space Exploration NASA transferred space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum during a ceremony Thursday, April 19, at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet helped to make possible," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "As NASA transfers the shuttle orbiters to museums across the country, we...

2012-04-19 02:36:29

CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include IBM (NYSE: IBM), Eaton (NYSE: ETN), Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), BP Plc (NYSE: BP) and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get the most recent insight from Zacks...

2012-04-19 02:35:13

OCEANPORT, N.J., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/MM73841LOGO ) News Facts CommVault recently honored several valuable partners in a variety of categories in its first annual worldwide PartnerAdvantage(TM) Awards program. The CommVault PartnerAdvantage Awards recognize partners that have exceeded sales and business goals, made significant contributions to customers' success and demonstrated its highest commitment...

2012-04-19 02:28:53

LEEDS, England, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using Agility(TM)*, Elekta's latest MLC innovation, patients at St. James's University Hospital were the first in the world to benefit from this modern advancement in the treatment of cancer. With twice the number of leaves typical of many standard MLCs, Agility precisely sculpts delivered radiation to the unique contours of the tumor while reducing the risk of exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. A multileaf collimator, a device made up of...

2012-04-18 21:30:29

The longstanding mystery of how selective hearing works — how people can tune in to a single speaker while tuning out their crowded, noisy environs — is solved this week in the journal Nature by two scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Psychologists have known for decades about the so-called "cocktail party effect," a name that evokes the Mad Men era in which it was coined. It is the remarkable human ability to focus on a single speaker in...

2012-04-18 13:38:31

In this week's issue of JAMA, Johns Hopkins University bioethicists argue forcefully for streamlining federal restrictions on at least some low-risk clinical comparative effectiveness research In an opinion article published in this week's theme edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association focusing on comparative effectiveness research, a team of Johns Hopkins University bioethicists argues forcefully for streamlining federal restrictions on at least some low-risk clinical...

2012-04-18 06:24:29

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawyers and legal scholars are petitioning Congress to table proposed legislation, which may leave deserving claimants without recourse to recover their stolen artworks. The not-for-profit Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is asking the Senate to postpone consideration of the Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act, until it has addressed concerns with this bill through...

2012-04-18 06:22:06

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Building Technologies Division announced today that Michaels Stores, Inc., the largest arts and crafts retailer in the U.S., recently rolled out a series of Siemens advanced extensions to the Site Controls(TM) Energy Management System (EMS). Since deploying the Siemens system in 2006, Michaels has seen substantial reductions in energy consumption across its building fleet of more than 1,000 stores. The additional savings created by...

2012-04-18 02:33:15

Latest Version of Popular OpenText Document Server Solution Helps Increase Process Efficiencies, Mitigate Risk, Reduce Operational Costs WATERLOO, ON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText(TM) (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) today announced the availability of OpenText Document Server, Alchemy Edition, version 9 (OpenText Alchemy), the latest version of OpenText's popular document management solution which helps small-to-medium-sized businesses and departments easily and affordably...

2012-04-18 02:33:12

LONDON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The award winning, London based Jeweler, Astley Clarke [http://www.astleyclarke.com ] has announced the launch of their new, exclusive North American website servicing both the US and Canada. Up until now the US market has made up 10% of total sales for Astley Clarke; in response to a sharp increase in demand a dedicated North American site has been launched to much acclaim. Astley Clarke combines cutting edge technology with old fashioned...


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Admiral Sir George Back
2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

Roald Amundsen
2013-10-29 11:20:57

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions. He is best known for his discovery of the South Pole, being the first recognized explorer to reach the North Pole, and being the first explorer to travel along the Northwest Passage. He was born to Jens Amundsen and Hanna Sahlqvist in July of 1872. His family owned and managed a number of ships, but his mother did not want him to join the family trade, encouraging him to become a doctor. Amundsen...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

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