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2014-05-01 23:17:03

NorthStar Alarm employees pledged to go shoe-less for one day to help raise awareness for children who go without shoes. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 NorthStar Alarm employees took part in the Tom's annual "One Day Without Shoes" event yesterday to help raise awareness for children's health and education. The company, who has supported the cause for three years now, asked employees to trace or stamp their footprint on a pledge paper to commit to spreading awareness...

2014-05-01 16:23:09

ECE technology provides consistent size and moisture reduction for recycled asphalt shingles KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Creates Energy, LLC ("ECE"), a Missouri-based technology enabler, specializing in empowering partner companies with industrial technology solutions, was spotlighted earlier this year in a major transportation trade publication, Better Roads. The respected trade magazine featured ECE's patented technology for recycling asphalt shingles for...

Robots May Need To Have Parental Controls
2014-05-01 03:35:33

Matt Swayne, Pennsylvania State University Older adults' fears that companion robots will negatively affect young people may create design challenges for developers hoping to build robots for older users, according to Penn State researchers. Companion robots provide emotional support for users and interact with them as they, for example, play a game, or watch a movie. Older adults reported in a study that while they were not likely to become physically and emotionally dependent on...

2014-04-30 12:29:04

BOSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1999, the feature film rights to Tess Gerritsen's novel Gravity were sold outright to the motion picture company Katja Motion Picture Corporation and its parent company New Line Productions. While that project was still in development, Ms. Gerritsen wrote and submitted additional material, including scenes of satellite debris colliding with the International Space Station, the total destruction of ISS, and the surviving female astronaut left...

2014-04-25 20:21:05

More than 1,200 Books to be Donated to Students and Families in the Community WASHINGTON, Ill., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today at Central Primary to commemorate a Reading Oasis donated by Northstar Lottery Group, the private manager of the Illinois Lottery, in collaboration with Scholastic. The Reading Oasis will serve both Central District 51 schools (Washington) to help promote literacy and provide a safe, nurturing environment within the...

2014-04-25 08:24:39

HICKSVILLE, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam Ash Music, the nation's leading full-line retail music chain, is grateful to the many participants who donated more than 3,000 instruments in the inaugural WQXR Instrument Drive. The generosity of local donors ensures that more New York City public school students will have a chance to earn an education in music, and gives new life and purpose to underused instruments. Championed by Paul Ash, the president of Sam Ash Music who...

2014-04-23 23:14:56

Leading Florida-based video production company injects new life into live production equipment inventory to handle a wider range of live production services including live video services for corporate events and more. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Multiverse Media Group, a video production company based in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in getting results through video for its clients, has announced a significant upgrade to its live production equipment inventory to handle a...

2014-04-22 23:03:55

Participants suggest and vote on name for RoboKind robot used in autism intervention. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest results. The contest invited members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After tabulating votes, the company is eager to introduce Milo the Robot. “We had a lot of great...

2014-04-22 08:30:57

Today, Zetta Sense announced early success of the ZiBear smart toy in their Indiegogo campaign. The fun and educational opportunities of this intelligent talking bear are virtually unlimited. LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZiBear is a smartphone and internet-minded teddy bear that was created to infuse new life into traditional toys. Parents can control this toy to say, answer and quiz anything. ZiBear is one of a kind in that it can literally listen to a child's question and...

Simplicity Is Key To Co-operative Robots
2014-04-17 13:24:01

[ Watch The Video: Robots Working Together Without Memory Or Processing Power ] University of Sheffield A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK. The team, working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo), in the University's Faculty of Engineering, has programmed extremely simple robots that are able to form a...


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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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