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2010-12-09 15:19:00

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Using 21st century technology to help researchers understand more about an 18th century mummy, an adult female mummy born in 1770 in Vac, Hungary will undergo a non-invasive computerized tomography (CT) scan at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee on Friday, December 10. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/FL15372 ) The scan of the mummy from Vac, Veronica Orlovits, was organized by the Milwaukee Public Museum in collaboration...

2010-11-24 02:00:00

BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday evening November 9th around 110 invitees witnessed the opening ceremony of HOYA's new Faculty Education and Experience Centre in the heart of Budapest. Amongst the guests were Japanese Ambassador to Hungary Mr. Tecuo Ito and deputy Mayor of the Fifth District of Budapest Mr. Andras Puskas. Japanese Ambassador Mr. Ito said to feel "very proud and honoured that Hoya has chosen to establish its Faculty Education and...

2010-11-08 08:03:00

LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tadawul FX today launched the Hungarian version of its website in its continued effort to provide superior service and support to the growing number of traders based in Hungary. The local support team, based in their central office in Budapest, is very pleased to now provide this service to all Hungarian clients. Online forex and commodity trading broker Tadawul FX today launched its official website in Hungarian, so that traders can now...

2010-11-03 07:35:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 million gallons of toxic sludge. Immediately upon hearing of the spill, CBI Polymers, a Hawaii-based company that specializes in a unique decontamination product called...

2010-10-21 15:05:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The eight-time-award-winning sociopolitical film about the fall of communism and the significant global effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Torn from the Flag, is coming to the aid of Hungary's Red Sludge victims by organizing a fundraiser on their behalf. The Red Sludge Toxic Spill is the most recent in this year's string of ecological disasters. According to the Washington Times, "This disaster was nearly as great as the Gulf of Mexico...

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2010-10-13 22:07:22

The red, metal-laden sludge that escaped a containment pond in Hungary last week could be made less toxic with the help of carbon sequestration, says an Indiana University Bloomington geologist who has a patent pending on the technique.The bauxite residue now covers 40 square kilometers south of the Danube River, and has caused the deaths of eight Hungarians and injured at least 150. The residue also has caused the extinction of life in a local river and as yet unknown environmental damage...

2010-09-30 04:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zwack, a premium herbal liquor and the national shot of Hungary (yes, they have a national shot), has been fueling the resurgence of air hockey popularity in North America. One world record, a new undisputed world champion and a series of world-class events have made Zwack and air hockey a winning combination. In June, Zwack sponsored two professional air hockey players (yes, they exist too) to break the world record for the longest marathon game of air...

2010-09-21 02:00:00

SZENTGOTTHARD, Hungary, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission, Inc., the premier global provider of commercial and military-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid systems, announced its plans to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Szentgotthard, Hungary. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/CL67453-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100921/CL67453-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/CL67453-b ) (Photo:...

2010-06-24 11:14:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Using 21st-century technology to help researchers understand more about an 18th-century mummy, an adult male mummy born in 1765 in Vac, Hungary received a non-invasive computerized tomography (CT) scan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center on June 23. The scan of the Vac mummy, Michael Orlovits, was organized by the California Science Center in collaboration with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM) in Mannheim, Germany...

2010-06-01 15:49:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) a global leader in delivering innovative specialty chemicals, clean energy solutions and outstanding sustainability practices, celebrated the Grand Opening of its global shared services center in Budapest, Hungary during a reception held at the facility last week. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) Known as Albemarle's Center of Excellence (ACE), the facility was...


Latest Hungary Reference Libraries

Mangalitsa
2014-08-28 08:49:49

The Mangalitsa, originally known as the Mangalica, is a breed of domestic pig that is a direct descendant of wild boars. It was originally bred for lard production, but once lard declined in popularity, the breed suffered a massive decline in population. In the early nineteenth century, breeders in Austro-Hungary crossed many types of pig including the Bakonyi and Szalontai pigs, a Serbian pig, and the European wild boar in order to develop the blonde Mangalitsa. This new breed did not...

Transylvanian Hound
2013-09-23 11:09:59

The Transylvanian hound is a domestic breed of hunting dog that originated in Hungary. The ancient breed was developed when hounds traveled with Magyar tribes into Hungary in the ninth century, who bred them with Polish hounds and local breeds. Hungarian kings used the breed to hunt bears, wolves, foxes, and other creatures, but by the twentieth century, it was on the verge of extinction. In 1986, breeders began saving it, but it is still rare and can only be found outside of Hungary in...

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2008-05-27 17:08:15

The Magyar Agár, also known as the Hungarian Greyhound is a hunting breed which originated in Transylvania and Hungary. The breed is a sight hound used for coursing. It is an ancient, elegant breed. The Magyar Agár resembles the Greyhound in its build. It stands 25 to 27 inches high and weighs 49 to 68 pounds. The breed has small button-shaped ears and bright oval eyes. Its coat is smooth and short and can be any variety of color. The breed is generally well-behaved and very...

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2008-05-27 12:07:02

The Hungarian Vizsla is a hunting breed which originated in Hungary. The breed's ancestors can be traced back to 9th century Hungary; they were a toy breed used by tribesmen to hunt rats. The breed has neared extinction several times in its history, first when they were overrun by Pointers in the 1800s, and then after World War II. They survived and became founders for breeds such as the German Shorthaired Pointer and the Weimaraner. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in...

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2007-08-14 04:15:26

Whiskered Bats (Myotis mystacinus), and related species, are small European bats with long fur. M. alcathoe is the smallest among the European whiskered bats and uses the highest-frequency echolocation calls of all the European Myotis species. It prefers to hunt in small valleys with deciduous trees and flowing water. Initial records from Greece and Hungary indicate a distribution range in south-eastern Europe. The analysis of morphological, behavioral and especially genetic characters...

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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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