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2014-07-08 00:21:42

NordiaSoft, a leader in embedded software development environments, announced today that it has appointed Claude Belisle as its Chief Executive Officer GATINEAU, Quebec, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NordiaSoft, leader in embedded software development environments, announced today the appointment of Claude Belisle as its Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Belisle previously held the positions of Vice President Satellite Communications Research and of Strategic Program...

2014-06-25 23:05:10

Edmonton technology start-up LoginRadius receives contribution from the Industrial Research Assistance Program to continue developing business-focused, online social platforms for the future. Edmonton AB (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 LoginRadius, the leading social login and sharing provider, announced today that it has received up to $225,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding is awarded to support the...

2014-05-21 12:53:11

American Chemical Society Out of the thousands of chemicals used for countless everyday products, about 500 have been assessed for potential health risks by the federal program tasked with this colossal duty. The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency, which runs the program, has improved it, but more remains to be done, according to a report from the National Research Council (NRC). Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical...

2013-07-26 23:00:59

Converge Consulting Group Inc. reports that the Chief Statistician for Canada is rejecting the opportunity to debate the reliability of Canada's National Household Survey (NHS) before independent statistical experts. Converge sees Statistics Canada's refusal as an admission poor data quality and is continuing to warn clients about the lack of NHS data reliability. CALGARY, AB (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Converge Consulting Group Inc. reports they were contacted by a spokesperson from...

2013-02-09 10:09:12

NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station. "This achievement is a major step forward in servicing satellites," said Frank Cepollina, associate director of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md....

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2009-09-10 09:22:07

United States and Canadian space agency officials say they've signed a framework space exploration agreement. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean signed the agreement Wednesday. It calls for cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson hosted the signing ceremony at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. NASA is very proud of its long and outstanding...

2009-05-13 14:55:00

Two new Canadian astronauts are to begin human spaceflight training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday. Jeremy Hansen of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, near London, Ontario, and David St.-Jacques of Quebec City, Quebec, will train for a year to work at the International Space Station. Once training is completed, they will be assigned to a U.S. or Russian mission to the space station in low Earth orbit. The U.S. mission could be on the new Orion...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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