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2009-08-18 12:10:00

A leading expert told Chinese state media on Tuesday that global warming could prove devastating for the Tibetan plateau, the world's third-largest store of ice, but it helps farming and tourism, AFP reported. The comment, from Qin Dahe, the former head of the China Meteorological Administration, was the only positive in an otherwise gloomy assessment of the impact that rising temperatures will have on Tibet, The China Daily newspaper reported. Qin, now a researcher with the Chinese Academy...

2009-08-03 16:57:50

The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols' placement in sequences and creates a statistical model for the unknown language."The statistical model provides insights into the underlying grammatical structure of the Indus script," said lead author Rajesh Rao, a UW associate professor of computer...

2009-07-22 08:31:00

VIENNA, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that its President and Vice Chairman, Carleton Jones, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). NVTC is the premier regional technology organization in the United States, serving as the membership association for the robust technology community in Northern Virginia. NVTC has some 1,100 members representing more than 20,000 employees. See...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that INDUS Vice President Mike Mullen has been elected by representatives of the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) 550+ member companies to the IAC Executive Committee in the role of Vice Chair At-large. IAC works to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing Government's ability to...

2009-05-20 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation, a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that five of its employees were part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) "Legacy System Retirement Team" that received the Gold Award from the Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB). The team was commended for its "distinguished manner of partnering and working towards a common goal...they are deserving of this prestigious award for...

2009-04-27 10:29:00

CFO recognized for Financial Excellence VIENNA, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that CFO Don Shoff has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine's SmartCFOs 2009. SmartCFOs: Profiles of Financial Excellence salutes 10 Chief Financial Officers in Greater Baltimore and Washington who have gone above and beyond to maintain the financial integrity of their company. "INDUS' financial strength and the maturity of our financial management and reporting systems...

2009-04-24 08:31:21

The Rosetta Stone allowed 19th century scholars to translate symbols left by an ancient civilization and thus decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics. But the symbols found on many other ancient artifacts remain a mystery, including those of a people that inhabited the Indus valley on the present-day border between Pakistan and India. Some experts question whether the symbols represent a language at all, or are merely pictograms that bear no relation to the language spoken by their...

2009-04-20 10:13:00

VIENNA, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation, a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded an IT data analysis and administration contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). Supporting those injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other contingency locations, INDUS provides patient movement visibility among overseas and state-side Military Treatment Facilities, Veterans Affairs,...

2009-04-01 15:18:00

DOVER, Del., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Physical Performance (EP2), a sport supplement firm, has partnered with INDUS BIOTECH -- a drug discovery company that manufactures a new generation of safe and effective ingredients that have been proven to show advancements in human physical performance. Together, they will bring innovative new products to the US market for bodybuilders and serious gym goers. TORABOLIC is Indus's first new novel ingredient that EP2 will bring to market and will...

2009-03-31 08:47:00

VIENNA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, announced today that the Washington Business Journal has named INDUS a Top 25 Government Contractor in the Washington, D.C. area. Published on March 27, 2009, the ranking is based on the number of metro-area employees. "This recognition highlights the success of our growth strategy over recent periods," said Shiv Krishnan, INDUS Chairman and Chief Executive...

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2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.