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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...

2014-01-22 12:27:32

Veterans with 20+ years' experience as senior players at IDEO offer guidance on using design thinking to create more effective business leaders SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 2012, Silicon Valley veterans with over twenty years' experience as senior players at IDEO formed Innovationship LLC. Today the consultancy announced the availability of services for executive education programs and leadership development firms, and a free twelve-page booklet:...

2014-01-21 16:25:10

Learn how Technology is Influencing the New Direction of Healthcare Innovation CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ongoing evolution of wireless technology and the rise of connectivity, there is a wave of new possibilities emerging on how to manage aspects of everyday life through these innovations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120203/MM47327LOGO) As the population begins to adopt wearable technology, exciting ideas are already surfacing in the healthcare space....

2014-01-15 14:17:15

What's likely to be the "next big thing?" What might be the most fertile areas for innovation? Where should countries and companies invest their limited research funds? What technology areas are a company's competitors pursuing? To help answer those questions, researchers, policy-makers and R&D directors study patent maps, which provide a visual representation of where universities, companies and other organizations are protecting intellectual property produced by their research. But...

2014-01-14 12:22:11

NineSigma to Host 2014 Innovation Summit, May 14-16 in Cleveland, OH CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, will hold its Innovation Leadership Summit, May 14-16, 2014 at the Global Center for Health Innovation, in Cleveland Ohio. This is the premier industry event for leading innovators and organizations committed to breakthrough achievements through open innovation. Participants will learn how world-changing...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'