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UN Agency Predicts More Mobile Phones Than People
2013-05-09 18:33:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many people in the developing world have ditched the landline for a mobile phone, with many families having multiple handsets. In the developing world, many people simply never had a landline and now, instead, have a mobile device. Moreover, the move towards individuals having both work and personal mobile phones might mean soon there could be more mobile subscriptions than people in the world. Presently there are some 6.8...

2013-02-16 23:00:38

The Automation Federation and its member organizations are honored to assist the Obama administration in establishing effective cybersecurity safeguards for America´s industrial automation and control systems. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Working with the Obama administration, the Automation Federation is helping to forge national security standards, guidelines and compliance testing for safeguarding America´s critical infrastructure from...

New Video Compression Format Approved By The ITU
2013-01-27 05:11:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The telecommunications arm of the United Nations (UN) has approved a new video compression format that they say could drastically reduce the amount of bandwidth needed for such files. According to the Associated Press (AP), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced on Friday that the new codec, H.265, “would require just half the amount of data needed by its predecessor, H.264.” Furthermore, the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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