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2014-06-23 12:25:18

John Green, Gayle Forman, Lev Grossman and Holly Black among writers to appear at convention being held July 30-Aug. 3 in Orlando LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From "The Fault in Our Stars" to "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "Speak," young adult novels continue to capture the hearts and attention of readers around the world. Several of the most popular and bestselling authors in the genre will be making appearances at this year's LeakyCon, the leading sci-fi/fantasy film,...

Using Casual Voice Commands To Program Robots
2014-06-23 10:13:59

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots of today can do a variety of tasks, but still have to be programmed to do them. The technology that goes into producing these robots has progressed to the point of understanding voice commands. However, if the instructor leaves out any key instructions, the robot could not complete the task effectively. This could all change in the near future. Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell...

2014-06-20 23:09:32

All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Web Comic Strip Just Launched – Also with Spanish Language Version Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned...

2014-06-20 23:02:19

ZomBcall will unveil their new novelty toy zombie defense device next week. The device has been designed to aid in the official United States Pentagon's Hypothetical Zombie Defense Plan Known as "CONOP 8888." Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 ZomBcall.com is announcing that they will unveil their new novelty toy zombie apocalypse defense device next week. This new novelty zombie defense device has been designed to be used in conjunction with the US Government’s “Zombie...

2014-06-19 23:11:12

Founded in 1984, InventHelp is working to submit the Vaporized Smoking Mask to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Conventional safety masks specialize in only one form of protection, are often bulky and inconvenient, and become uncomfortable due to heat buildup. "This inspired me to design a more ergonomic and effective mask," said an inventor from Jacksonville, Texas. The VAPORIZED SMOKE MASK provides protection for multiple...

2014-06-12 08:24:55

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale (www.siegelgale.com) today announced the launch of the new visual identity for Cheetah Mobile, Inc. (www.cmcm.com), a leading mobile Internet company with 362 million monthly worldwide active users as of March 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117216 Cheetah Mobile, which recently announced their IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, is also the second largest Internet security software...

2014-06-11 12:25:57

CHICAGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGuffin Creative Group, an advertising and communications agency based in Chicago's West Loop, has awarded the San Diego-based nonprofit Traveling Stories its 2014 McGuffin Grant. Founded in 2010, Traveling Stories (travelingstories.org) establishes libraries in villages around the world - communities that previously had little or no access to books. The group also offers free literacy coaching to underserved communities in the US through...

2014-06-09 08:26:28

Sets World on Fire with Epic Surtur Raids SAN MATEO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Marvel Heroes, the free online action RPG based in the Marvel Universe, celebrates one year of incredible updates and additions with the launch of Marvel Heroes 2015. Now available, Marvel Heroes 2015 takes what players loved about Marvel Heroes and immediately expands upon it with even more new content, including the notable additions of: -- Battle of Muspelheim Raid: Finishing up the Asgard...

2014-06-05 23:15:42

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout created by John Romaniello is a new program that introduces to people a lot of strength training workouts and detailed instructions on how to stay fit and healthy. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workoutis a new program developed by John Romaniello, who has many years of experience in the health and fitness industry. The program provides...

2014-06-04 23:15:11

NorthStar launches new "NorthStar Home" website and marketing materials to emphasize full line of home automation and security solutions. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 NorthStar proudly released a new company look this past week that highlights its full line of home automation and security solutions. The company website, marketing materials, customer tools, and videos all embraced the new look – creating an emphasis on what NorthStar calls the "NorthStar Home."...


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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