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2014-10-06 12:27:10

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, October 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the German Book Prize 2014 is Lutz Seiler for his novel "Kruso" (Suhrkamp). Statement

2014-10-06 12:22:04

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Oct 6, 2014 /CNW/ - A spontaneous burst of affection and excitement, frozen in time by a newspaper photographer's lightning-fast reflexes, the "Wait

Does Growing Older Cause Your Sense Of Humor To Change?
2014-10-03 08:18:47

If you’re watching a TV sitcom and find that you’re the only one in the room laughing at the jokes, it may be because you’re the only one young enough (or old enough) to appreciate the humor.

2014-10-02 23:05:36

According to new report from BCC Research, the global transformers market is expected to grow to $48.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%.

2014-10-02 08:26:00

GoldieBlox will inspire the next generation of engineers as they bring the magic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to life on a new float debuting this November OAKLAND,

2014-10-02 08:25:09

USA TODAY launches new 3D Bingo game app as first major entry into casual games market SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.

2014-09-29 08:40:01

RICOH Pro C9100 series combines feature-rich digital production print with affordability CHICAGO, Sept.

2014-09-29 08:32:22

Global healthcare leader now offers a free app that makes it easier for people with disabilities to browse its websites TORONTO, Sept.

2014-09-28 04:20:51

FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Patrick R.


Latest Humanities Reference Libraries

Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Sega Nomad
2013-08-10 07:32:11

The Sega Nomad is a handheld gaming console also known as the Sega Genesis Nomad. It was released by Sega on October 13, 1995 as a portable version of the home based unit the Sega Genesis. This unit is one of the few systems that can play most of the games from any region without an adapter. The system sold around one million units before it was discontinued in 1997. It was codenamed Project Venus during its development as Sega’s policy during that era was to name their systems after...

Nintendo DS Lite
2013-08-05 12:24:52

The Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with a dual screen, developed by Nintendo. It is slimmer, lighter, and brighter than the original Nintendo DS. It was available in Japan on March 2, 2006 with 550,000 systems released; it was sold out soon after its launch. Nintendo released another 700,000 in April 2006, and once again the units sold out by late May 2006. Every time the stores would restock their shelves, the system would sell out within days of arrival. This continued for...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached 250,000 and was second to the Atari VCS. The Channel F, using an F8 CPU, produced enough AI to use...

RCA Studio II
2013-04-28 10:25:17

The RCA Studio II was released in January 1977 by RCA as a video game console. It had black and white graphics that were similar to Pong consoles. Game control used two built-in ten button keypads instead of controllers. The keypads made it difficult for two player games to be played because the players would have to sit so close together. It was discontinued in 1979. It used a switch box for the RF modulator and power supply. The sounds produced from the unit were comprised of varying...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.