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2014-09-29 23:06:58

For the 4th consecutive year, Baltimore's and Maryland's first Accelerator, AccelerateBaltimore, will be launched with continued support from The Abell Foundation. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) http://www.etcbaltimore.com, Baltimore City’s award-winning technology innovation centers, announced today that The Abell Foundation will continue its support of AccelerateBaltimore™ for 2015. Six companies will be selected for this...

2014-09-29 20:24:25

LONDON, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centre will foster collaboration between greatest academic and business minds in digital - helping showcase and develop new ideas to help the UK realise the potential of data in the economy The Digital Catapult Centre [https://cde.catapult.org.uk/ideas-innovation-centre ], a national centre to rapidly advance the UK's best digital ideas, will open its doors on November 5th. The Centre...

2014-09-25 12:28:52

LONDON, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -Damien English TD, the Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, to open two-day event, which is the gateway to inspiration and home of the latest developments around medical device technology- MEDTEC Ireland [http://www.medtecireland.com ] is set to return to Galway, the medical technology hub of Ireland, on the 1st and 2nd October 2014. The two-day event will be the perfect...

2014-09-24 23:13:02

Healthcare Big Data Leader Recognized for Most Innovative Use of a National Trend for Big Data Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that it has been recognized with a 2014 NorTech Innovation Award in the “Most Innovative Use of a National Trend” category for Big Data. The award was presented to Explorys at the Innovation Awards gala at the Cleveland Convention Center on September 23rd. “We are...

2014-09-23 23:12:24

INXPO’s Business TV solution is among the top innovative technologies in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Out of 552 nominees, INXPO has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors and industries. 1500 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the winners...

2014-09-22 23:13:43

GlassCraft's DuraFinish™ premium fiberglass finishing process receives the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award for Unique Innovation, the company's third industry win this year. Recognized as a manufacturing innovation, DuraFinish enables GlassCraft to produce superior quality fiberglass doors while benefiting customers, employees and the environment. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 GlassCraft’s DuraFinish™ Premium Fiberglass Finishing System wins Unique Innovation honor in this...

2014-09-18 16:25:46

Discussing Impact on Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Under Secretary of Economic Affairs Mark Doms spoke at a panel on Capitol Hill today on the value that government data provides our economy, society and the future for U.S. innovation. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and the Center for Data Innovation. "Government data is the foundation of the data revolution,...

2014-09-18 12:25:30

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 FutureM Forum kicked off in Boston on Sept. 16, 2014. In parallel with this annual global gathering of the marketing industry, the awarding ceremony of the globally authoritative "2014 Global Competitiveness Brands Top 10 from China" was held. As an outstanding representative of sustainability and international competitiveness of Chinese firms, BOE for the second consecutive year won the "2014 Global Competitiveness Brands Top 10 from...

2014-09-17 23:13:32

The first ETC competition to Design and Paint a Mural inside ETC's Highlandtown Technology and Innovation Center will allow MICA students to compete for a cash award and to be the designer and painter of the mural. The theme for the mural is “Ride the ETC Wave of Innovation.” Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers http://www.etcbaltimore.com) –Baltimore City’s award-winning technology innovation center–is creating a Mural Design...

2014-09-17 08:35:40

Awards Gala co-located with Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL): Silicon Valley Event MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan honored recipients of its 2014 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards at a dinner gala held Tuesday, September 16, in San Jose, Calif., at The Fairmont San Jose. The Awards gala was preceded by a 60-minute CEO Leadership Roundtable. During the session, chief executives from selected companies discussed the...


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2010-10-11 21:19:19

Velcro is a brand name, two layered system of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. There is a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. Pressing the two sides together will cause the hooks and loops to catch and hold the pieces together. The hooks and loops can be made of various materials, although the first was made of cotton, which turned out to be impractical. Today the most common material is...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'