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CDC Workers Exposed To Anthrax
2014-06-21 07:51:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of those government agencies that is almost universally regarded as entirely competent and worthy of having the complete trust of the American public. This stellar reputation may, in fact, be wholly unwarranted. It was reported Thursday that as many as 86 government scientists, researchers and employees were exposed to the potentially lethal live form of the bacterium...

2014-06-19 08:29:50

Largest sci-tech crowdsourcing forecast site in search of professionals and enthusiasts to predict future events FAIRFAX, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and...

2014-06-05 12:26:39

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurist Gray Scott talks about the future of automation and longevity in THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH a new documentary feature film. Will we work, age or even die in the future? The Unemployed Immortals Or Utopian Leisure Society - Imagine a future filled with unemployed immortals. It may sound science fiction, however, near future advancements in AI and robotics may allow us to automate almost every job and reverse our age. Are we heading...

2014-06-03 23:01:49

Large cities occupy only 1 percent of global land surface, but draw water from almost half of that surface Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy announced the publication of the first global database of urban water sources and stress today in Global Environmental Change. The study estimates that cities move 504 billion liters of water—enough to fill 200,000 Olympic swimming pools—a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day. Laid end to end, all those canals and...

2014-05-24 23:01:28

Increased growth in Texas and North Dakota is giving the country opportunities to do more with its oil according to Chem Rock Technologies. (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Increased oil production across the nation has developed new opportunities for the United States economy. Rig efficiency is one of the main reasons why oil and gas production growth has been so impressive in recent years, and as a result new regions are enjoying the benefits of of this development. The introduction of new...

2014-05-20 20:20:58

HOUSTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced that the parties have agreed to terminate the non-binding memorandum of understanding regarding the sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses, offshore Israel, to Woodside Petroleum. Following termination of the agreement, working interests in the Leviathan Project remain as follows: Noble Energy as operator (39.66 percent), Delek Drilling (22.67 percent), Avner Oil Exploration (22.67 percent), and...

2014-05-19 23:12:11

Global futurist and trends expert Jack Uldrich to deliver keynote at the Utility and Supply Management Association (USMA) Educational Conference in Nashville, TN. Uldrich will join Richard Clarke - Former White House Counter Terrorism Czar, among others, as one of USMA's highlighted speakers. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 On May 19, in Nashville, TN, global futurist Jack Uldrich will join Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and...

2014-05-14 23:13:38

Improving regional foresight and Bled Forum on the future of Europe were the focus of the European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative and European Regional Foresight College Meetings held recently at the European Parliament. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Technological foresight, early warning systems, security strategies, regional perspectives for 3D printing, developments in the digital economy era, potential health implications, and eventual solutions for addressing high frequency radiation and...

2014-05-12 08:22:15

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new strategy for space development will be presented at the International Space Development Conference, which takes place at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel this week. Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy and the Space Studies Institute, will present "The Great Enterprise: From Citizen Space Exploration to Space Settlement" in the Redondo California Ballroom at 3:00 on Saturday, May 17. "The Great...

2014-05-05 23:10:05

In the framework of the Bogotá International Book Fair, Colombia´s Caribbean Observatory will hold an open public discussion and present “Latin America 2030” and “2013-14 State of the Future” reports produced by The Millennium Project. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The recent “2013-14 State of the Future” report shows that the world is improving more than the majority of pessimists acknowledge, but the future dangers are worse than the majority...


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.'