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Inexpensive Harry Potter-Inspired Cloaking Device Developed

Inexpensive Harry Potter-Inspired Cloaking Device Developed At University Of Rochester

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York have developed an inexpensive new way to create a Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak using ordinary lenses to obscure objects...

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2014-09-30 12:29:43

HOLBROOK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northstar Global Business Services, Inc. (OTCPink:MDIN) today announced that it is in talks with a major direct response and retail distributor to distribute products into China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, getting access to some of the largest populated areas in the world. Plans are currently underway to complete new packaging designs that better fit the Asian markets in their languages. Northstar expects the final details to be...

2014-09-25 23:12:37

Hurley Research LLC today announced the launch of the Droidles Project, the first ever connected network of autonomous robots that evolve together. The Social Network of Robots, Droidles is a 3-part system consisting of cute little palm-sized robots, mobile apps for remote control and simple kid-friendly programming, and an open cloud service with website. Aromas, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The first product launch from start-up Hurley Research LLC, Droidles is a next generation...

2014-09-25 08:24:36

The Collectible Card Game where YOU are the hero! Created by Alan Dean Foster (Alien, Star Wars...) & BYOOK VALENCIENNES, France, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster and mobile storytelling specialist BYOOK proudly announce THE MOANING WORDS, available now for FREE on the AppStore. A tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, THE MOANING WORDS is set in the legendary Cthulhu Mythos. Fully designed for mobile players whether they are die-hard...

2014-09-24 23:04:32

UNEDA stands behind YODA; a bill defending consumers' right to resell products Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The United Network Equipment Dealer Association (UNEDA) strongly defends the principle of the You Own Devices Act (YODA); a bill before the house which seeks to uphold consumers' right to resell products. On September 18th, 2014 U.S. House of Representatives member, Blake Farenthold (R-TX), announced The You Own Devices Act - or YODA for short - arguing for...

2014-09-24 08:25:56

Book describes Bailey's search to discover secret hiding place of The Ark of the Covenant and the Ancient Tablets. BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian author, David Bailey, is pleased to announce the release of his new book, "The Ancient Tablets & Arrival of the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse." This book describes the author's journey of discovery, as he makes his way around the globe in search of clues hidden in plain sight that would reveal the location...

2014-09-23 08:25:39

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 29(th), the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Kirby v. Marvel, an extraordinary copyright case with enormous implications for authors, artists and creators. Jack Kirby had a modest upbringing and no formal training, but his insatiable mind and passion for storytelling made him the most prolific comic-book creator/illustrator of all time. From a beat-up desk in his basement studio, Kirby created characters like X-Men,...

2014-09-20 16:20:53

In the news release, ART 3 presents, CLAUDIA BAEZ, PAINTINGS after PROUST Curated by Anne Strauss, issued Sept. 17, 2014 by ART 3 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the 4th paragraph, 4th sentence should read, "French novelist Marcel Proust" rather than, "Nobel Prize winning French novelist Marcel Proust" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: ART 3 presents, CLAUDIA BAEZ, PAINTINGS after PROUST Curated by Anne Strauss NEW...

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2014-09-18 05:20:09

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online King Richard III of England died after suffering multiple blows from weapons, UK researchers have found. Modern forensic analysis of the king’s 500 year old remains, which were discovered under a parking lot in 2012, has identified where the fatal blows probably landed, and what kinds of weapons were likely to have delivered them. Richard died at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485, after receiving 11 wounds to his skeleton...

2014-09-17 20:21:46

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ART 3 opened in May 2014 in Bushwick near Luhring Augustine, with its Inaugural Exhibition covered by The New York Times T Magazine, Primer. ART 3 was created by Silas Shabelewska, formerly of Haunch of Venison and Helly Nahmad Gallery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146876 ART 3 presents CLAUDIA BAEZ, PAINTINGS after PROUST curated by Anne Strauss, an independent curator, formerly Associate Curator in the Department of Modern...

2014-09-12 08:23:52

BANGOR, England, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday 13th September is Roald Dahl Day - a celebration of the life and work of the legendary children's author. At leading independent online book retailer the Book People, there's a whole host of bargain deals on Roald Dahl titles. Roald Dahl Day takes place each year on the late author's birthday, with a range of events taking place all over the world. This year is particularly special for Roald Dahl fans as it...


Latest Fiction Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'