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2012-04-04 09:20:46

New $40 million investment promotes NSF's ambitious fundamental research agenda, shaping the future of computing and information technologies for decades to come The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) today announced four new Expeditions in Computing awards. Each award will provide $10 million in funding over five years, representing the single largest investments in computer science research NSF makes. "Computer...

2010-06-08 12:03:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) announced today that the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation (Foundation) has awarded its first annual Environmental and Energy Sustainability grant in the amount of $100,000 to The Conservation Fund (TCF), a leading non-profit dedicated to advancing America's land and water legacy while supporting local economies. The grant will support TCF projects in 39 counties in eastern North Carolina and also in...

2010-02-04 12:00:00

REDMOND, Wash. and ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, easy-to-use PC applications via Microsoft cloud services, the program is designed to help broaden researcher capabilities, foster...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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