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2011-08-08 07:30:00

NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MIIAtech (www.miiatech.com), a next generation search and analysis software company, makes its market debut here at CRM Evolution in New York City (New York Hilton, booth 501). The company is unveiling a new natural language processing platform, called Tautona(TM), which is an advanced search technology that helps business professionals achieve more accurate results. Tautona understands the meaning of what is being searched for and...

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2011-06-02 05:40:00

An analysis of two ancient hominid species that roamed southern Africa more than a million years ago suggests that females left their childhood homes while males stayed at home, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday. The scientists studied teeth from a group of extinct Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus individuals from two adjacent cave systems, and found that more than half of the female teeth were from outside the local area. By comparison, just 10...

2011-03-03 12:55:33

Scientists find link between tectonically active landscapes and ancient sites Our earliest ancestors preferred to settle in locations that have something in common with cities such as San Francisco, Naples and Istanbul "“ they are often on active tectonic faults in areas that have an earthquake risk or volcanoes, or both. An international team of scientists has established a link between the shape of the landscape and the habitats preferred by our earliest ancestors. The research, by...

2011-02-20 21:53:28

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication in Chemical Geology, found the noble gas neon dissolved in water in three-kilometre deep crevices. The unusual neon profile, along with the high salinities and some other unique chemical signatures, is very different from anything seen in molten fluid and gases rising...

2010-10-07 05:15:00

LONEHILL, South Africa, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MyJohannesburgInfo.com, part of the MyDestinationInfo.com travel network, has launched a new section dedicated to specific travel routes. This section offers travellers proposed itineraries for an afternoon, a weekend, or an entire week. These suggested trips and routes, dubbed Johannesburg Destinations deal with 10 of Johannesburg's most popular regions, as well as regions often overlooked by tourists. They include comprehensive maps,...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

GRENOBLE, France, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Despite its Recent Discovery, one of the Best-Preserved Hominid Fossils has Already Been Analysed with Synchrotron Light Prof. Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) has discovered a new species of early human ancestor in one of the best-preserved skeletons of an hominid, dated around 1.9 million years old, in the Cradle of Humankind. This discovery was published on 9 April in Science. The fossil's...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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