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2011-07-29 08:30:00

Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd. The new system, being trialed by scientists at Newcastle University, tracks the feeding behavior of each individual animal, alerting farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology - similar to that used in the Transport for London Oyster card - each calf is 'clocked' in and out every time they...

2011-07-28 09:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 is expanding their "Basketball Wives" franchise with an explosive new series set in Los Angeles which features the wives, girlfriends and exes to some of the hottest players from the Los Angeles Lakers and other legendary teams. Let the games begin on "Basketball Wives LA" premiering Monday, August 29 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1. Elbow throwing, trash talking and in-your-face action: forget the NBA, we're talking about their wives! The...

2011-07-27 06:00:00

ATLANTA, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel Indigo®, the local neighborhood expert in food and cultural experiences, is "talking food" with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and asking consumers about their favorite neighborhood foodie finds with the launch of its "Locals Know Best - Dish on the Dish" campaign. From today through Oct. 15, 2011, foodies across America can enter for the chance to win a VIP trip for two to New York City to experience some of the most diverse...

2011-07-26 16:00:00

TOLLAND, Conn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB) (the "Company" or "Gerber Scientific"), today announced the expiration of the 45-day "go shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced merger agreement dated as of June 10, 2011 among the Company, Vector Knife Holdings (Cayman), Ltd. and Knife Merger Sub, Inc. (the "Merger Agreement"). During the "go shop" process, the Company was permitted to initiate, solicit and encourage alternative...

2011-07-25 11:30:00

WILLIMANTIC, Conn., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University has made the list of "Great Colleges to Work For" released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE). ModernThink LLC, an independent research company, surveyed 310 colleges and universities and more than 44,000 employees at those institutions to develop its findings. Only 111 colleges were awarded the prestigious honor. The program is the second largest...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative, value-driven wireless communications services, today announced that Egan-Jones Proxy Services, an independent proxy advisory firm, has joined Glass Lewis & Co. in recommending that stockholders vote in favor of all of Leap's nominees at the Company's annual meeting on July 28th, and against the nominees proposed by Pentwater Capital Management. (Logo:...

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2011-07-23 05:40:00

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) may have gotten their first look at the so-called "God particle" -- the fabled massive elementary particle known as the Higgs boson -- according to BBC News reports published Friday. According to BBC Science Correspondent Ian Sample, officials at the Geneva-based particle physics laboratory announced the possible discovery during the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics...

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2011-07-22 12:04:00

Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that tell the story of Earth's distant past. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 of these mineral inclusions to find that continents started the cycle of breaking apart, drifting, and colliding about three billion years ago. The research results, published in this week's issue...

2011-07-21 16:25:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-seven percent of responding Lockton Benefit Group clients found the increase in employee wellness incentives to be the most beneficial element of the health reform law. Lockton asked the question in a recent survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/CG99351LOGO) In 2014, employers will be able to offer an incentive of up to 30 percent of an employee's total healthcare premium, if the employee is doing everything...

2011-07-20 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In fall 2011, Kmart will debut an unexpected advertising campaign, titled "Money Can't Buy Style," -- aimed at empowering customers to embrace their individualism when approaching fashion. Rather than focusing on brand names or even trends, the ads will emphasize self-expression in fashion by featuring real people in Kmart looks they've created themselves. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.