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2012-05-25 23:03:13

Avoid a dreaded “flip-flop fiasco” to keep feet healthy and happy this summer, says The American Podiatric Medical Association Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Flip-flops, and sandals, and “slippers,” oh my! Summer is officially here and it´s that time of year again: with warm weather comes an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries that can be attributed to America´s favorite summer footwear. Whatever you choose to call them, flip...

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2012-03-30 10:34:45

Today's most powerful supercomputers could soon become obsolete if computer scientists can develop a new line of super fast calculating machines that perform more than 1,000 times as fast as today as those in current use. In fact, scientists predict these exaFLOP computers will become available by the end of the decade, as the US, China, Japan, Europe and Russia, invest hundreds of millions into supercomputer research. FLOPS, (FLoating Point Operations per Second), a term used to...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Sandal and flip flop season can cause feet, lower leg and back problems in women because when the snow melts, sandals and flip flops are the footwear of choice. Dr. Steven L. Rosenberg, CEO of Foot Products Enterprises Inc., launches a unique arch support product that sticks in the arch of all sandals and flip flops any style making it foot friendly, Instant Arches ® for Sandals and Flip Flops Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Sandal and flip flop season can cause feet, lower leg...

2012-02-15 04:34:37

NITRD Symposium to be webcast; media encouraged to tune in and/or to attend the final session on big ideas for the future and an agency showcase Just two decades ago ... - Only 30 percent of Americans used computers and only 15 percent of households owned personal computers. - Computing power was conglomerated in a few select supercomputing centers at major research institutions and national labs. - The fastest supercomputer in the world, a CM-3, could perform 14 billion...

HokieSpeed Is A New Powerful Supercomputer For The Masses
2011-12-22 05:15:09

Virginia Tech crashed the supercomputing arena in 2003 with System X, a machine that placed the university among the world's top computational research facilities. Now comes HokieSpeed, a new supercomputer that is up to 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, boasting a single-precision peak of 455 teraflops, or 455 trillion operations per second, and a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops, or 240 trillion operations per second. That's enough computational capability to place...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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