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2011-07-01 13:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington recently hosted five undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiravanathapuram, India. The students were accepted as part of the 2011 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) undergraduate student research program. Beginning April 1, this 13-week program provided the IIST students with the...

2011-06-30 00:36:00

BANGALORE, India, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Elxsi, India's leading design company celebrated World Industrial Design Day 2011 (WIDD) on Wednesday, June 29, with the launch of 'connect D', an annual event that endeavors to create a platform to engage with future designers. It was held at the Tata Elxsi headquarters in its design studio, Bangalore. The event this year focused on the global theme 'Industrial Design: How does it improve your life'? connect D aims to...

2011-06-15 05:00:00

CALABASAS, Calif. and ACTON, Mass., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced today that its National Quality Assurance, USA, (NQA, USA), joint venture subsidiary has formed a partnership with global food safety leader NCS International (NCSI) to offer a wide range of food safety registrations for customers in North America and Europe. NQA, USA, a leading global provider of quality...

2011-01-20 21:18:31

While most people were busy shopping during the holiday season, Dr. Daniela Mainardi, associate professor of chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University and member of the Institute for Micromanufacturing, was preparing for a trip that would take her half way around the world. As part of a joint effort, Mainardi, together with Virendra Mathur from the University of New Hampshire, and Suddhasatwa Basu and Shantanu Roy from The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, was in charge of...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

GARLAND, Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has selected Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), as one of the organization's newest board members. Dugle, who begins her board membership this month, brings significant experience in the fields of intelligence and national security. "INSA has been at the forefront of the national intelligence community advancing key concepts for security...

2009-10-22 12:11:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research and development organization, announced today that Jerry Harrison and Srikanta (Sri) Kumar have joined SRI's Government Business Development group based in SRI's Washington, D.C. office. Jerry Harrison will serve as Vice President and General Manager, Government Business Development, focusing on the strategic expansion of SRI's relationships with defense and civilian government agencies,...

2009-02-05 09:04:00

-- Longtime Satyam executive A.S. Murty to lead organization, effective immediately -- Special advisors Homi Khusrokhan and Partho Datta appointed to strengthen management and financial operations HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Limited (NYSE: SAY), a global consulting and information technology services provider, today appointed A.S. Murty as chief executive officer. Murty, a 15-year veteran of the organization, begins immediately. "Extensive...

2008-10-14 00:00:33

BANGALORE: Take Earth Sciences to the grassroots and broadbase its reach by making it part of school curriculum. This is the primary objective of the Geological Society of India (GSI) as it gears up for its golden jubilee celebrations to be held at IISc's National Science Seminar Complex on Sunday and Monday. The celebrations also include technical sessions by geological scientists from India and abroad on the pressing earth science issues. Seven books will be released on the occasion....

2005-12-31 21:48:36

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A suspected militant raid on one of India's top science universities has confirmed fears that the country's booming information technology sector could be a new target for terror groups, officials and analysts said. A professor was shot dead and four other people were wounded last week when an unidentified gunman drove on to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus in the southern city of Bangalore, India's tech capital, and opened...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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