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2014-06-05 23:01:44

Initial investments of $100,000 each for Goddard Labs, Green Sulfcrete, PolyNova, SynchroPET and Traverse Biosciences will transition technologies from research labs to tech startup companies Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Accelerate Long Island (ALI) Seed Fund and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) today announced initial investments in five Long Island-based biotech and clean energy startups. A total of $500,000 in seed funding will be provided, with $100,000 each...

2009-06-02 14:45:00

SFARI Base to Usher in 'New Paradigm of Research Collaboration' NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Research has signed a three year contract with the New York-based Simons Foundation to expand their development partnership on SFARI Base, the HTSQL-based informatics platform that helps researchers collaborate on understanding the causes of autism. The collaboration is part of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). Prometheus, a database management...

2009-03-25 07:34:01

It was a down year for U.S. hedge fund managers but the top 25 still made $11.6 billion in wages, an annual survey said. In the annual Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine ranking of hedge fund managers, the top wage earner for 2008 was James Simons, who earned $2.5 billion last year. The second highest moneymaker was John Paulson, whose strategy involved bets against the housing market. He earned $2 billion doing so last year, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The sums are even more...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'