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2014-02-10 08:33:31

Innovate21 to Aid Technology Startups TYSONS CORNER, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) -- an intellectual property development company committed to the fostering and monetization of intellectual property, announced today that it is launching its Innovate21 division. Innovate21 is being formed by Spherix to lead the innovation of new technology and products through the utilization of Spherix's intellectual property. Spherix's Innovate21 division...

This Page Will Self-Destruct In Five Seconds: DARPA Working On Mission Impossible-Style Vanishing Devices
2014-02-07 11:24:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Cold War-era spy series Mission: Impossible began nearly episode with a self-destructing tape recorder and now the United States Department of Defense’s research branch is developing similar technology. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that it launched a program to create electronics that could self-destruct on command. DARPA is now working with IBM and Xerox-owned PARC to make what was TV...

US Lead Shrinking In Science And Technology
2014-02-07 10:14:59

National Science Foundation The United States' predominance in science and technology eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations--particularly China and South Korea--rapidly increased their innovation capacities. According to a report released today by the National Science Board (NSB), the policy making body of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an advisor to the President and Congress, the major Asian economies, taken together, now perform a larger share of...

2014-02-04 08:34:59

ALBANY, New York, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketResearchReports.Biz includes new market research report "Glucose Monitoring Device Market To 2019 - Technology Adoption and Increasing Health Awareness Serve As Distinct Regional Growth Drivers" to its large collection of research reports....

2014-01-31 12:27:50

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the promotion of leaders in sales and R&D to continue to drive company growth and execute on short- and long-term strategies. NI promoted Francis Griffiths to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Regional Sales and Marketing to continue to drive global sales alignment and growth. He will report to Eric Starkloff, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and...

2014-01-30 23:23:11

GoAbroad.com gears up to recognize and celebrate innovation in international education with the 4th Annual GoAbroad Innovation Awards. Nominations are now being accepted through April, 4, 2014. Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 GoAbroad.com is thrilled to announce the nomination form for the 2014 Innovation Awards is live, and individuals are encouraged to send in their submissions. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 4, 2014. To read more about each of the 2014...

2014-01-30 12:30:36

Low-cost imports made by global firms using illegal software have drained $240 billion in revenue WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) unveiled a study by Bill Kerr, associate professor at Harvard Business School, and Chad Moutray, chief economist for the NAM, finding that unfair competition fueled by stolen software is a significant drain on manufacturing in the U.S. Estimated losses between 2002 and 2012 totaled nearly...

2014-01-30 12:30:08

TechConnect Innovation-to-Corporate Partnering Program accepting submissions through Friday, January 31st for review, showcase and presentation consideration. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 15-19 just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center (www.nationalinnovationsummit.com). The combined events create the...

2014-01-24 12:23:02

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is seeking nominations by Friday, January 31 to participate in Destination Innovation, a program highlighting technology advancements emerging from our region. Presented by the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee and Capital Business, the weekly business publication of The Washington Post, Destination Innovation is the place to showcase innovations in front of key players in Northern...

2014-01-22 23:20:36

Florida Homeowner Insurer Recognized for Its Entrepreneurship and Pioneering Approach Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott and Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida (EFI) Gray Swoope, announced that People’s Trust Insurance Company has been recognized as the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award winner for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The award recognizes Florida companies in...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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