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2013-10-30 23:30:30

InnoState has selected Protomatic as one of its inaugural “Innovation Realization” firms. Protomatic was identified as a “New Product Contract Manufacturer” (NPCM) that specializes in helping businesses develop new products or processes. Dexter, MI (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Protomatic, a Dexter, Michigan CNC contract manufacturer, has been selected as an inaugural InnoState Innovation Realization firm. InnoState is a three-year project funded by the State of Michigan and five...

2013-10-28 23:02:49

Pioneering Physician with Nearly 40 Patents to Explain Invention Development Process La Palma, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Thomas Graham, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s chief innovation officer and vice president of Orthopaedic Surgery, will help kick off The Innovation Institute’s Inventor Forum Roadshow at noon on Wednesday, October 30 at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. Dr. Graham is recognized worldwide for his clinical expertise in hand, wrist and elbow surgery and has worked with many...

2013-10-25 23:04:57

PureCars® announced today its SmartAdvertising™ product was the recipient of the well-respected 2013 DrivingSales Innovation Cup for the most innovative dealership solution of the year. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 PureCars® announced today its SmartAdvertising™ product was the recipient of the well-respected 2013 DrivingSales Innovation Cup for the most innovative dealership solution of the year. The award was presented in Las Vegas on October 15th at the...

Children Who Are Taught An Art May Lead Future Of Innovation
2013-10-24 08:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Your Little Picasso Could Become The Next Edison ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While politicians and policy experts seem to be pushing for more students to embrace math and science at the expense of the arts, a new study from Michigan State University (MSU) supports the notion that an artistic education has so-called ‘real world’ value. According to the study, which was published in the journal Economic Development Quarterly, people who...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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