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2007-04-26 18:20:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The founder of the ambitious "$100 laptop" project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface. Nicholas Negroponte, the former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab who now heads the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project, updated analysts and journalists on where...

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2006-10-11 12:15:00

NEW YORK (AP) - The government of Libya has reached an agreement with an American nonprofit group to provide inexpensive laptop computers for all of the nation's 1.2 million schoolchildren, The New York Times reported Wednesday. With the project scheduled to be completed by June 2008, Libya could become the first nation in which all school-age children are connected to the Internet through educational computers, Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop per Child project, told the...

2006-08-03 15:38:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate asked the Bush administration on Thursday for a new intelligence assessment of on Iraq, where U.S. lawmakers and officials fear that worsening sectarian violence could lead to outright civil war. In a voice vote, the Senate approved a Democrat-sponsored provision directing U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte to prepare by October 1 a national intelligence estimate assessing Iraq's stability amid ethnic, religious and tribal divisions. The...

2006-07-27 15:27:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence has a poor understanding of threats against the United States, nearly five years after the September 11 attacks prompted the U.S. war on terrorism, according to a report released on Thursday. The unclassified report on intelligence reform, issued by a House of Representatives intelligence oversight subcommittee, cited continued weakness in America's spying ability and warned that poor management had placed high-altitude espionage such as spy...

2006-07-10 19:04:19

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent media exposure of secret U.S. intelligence programs has made it harder for the Bush administration to collaborate with private businesses in combating terrorism, intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Monday. In remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the national intelligence director assured business executives that the government would protect the anonymity of companies which help in initiatives against al Qaeda and other...

2006-06-29 18:32:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee accused U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of downplaying the significance of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Michigan Republican, said in a letter to Negroponte that intelligence officials at a June 21 press briefing organized by his office misled journalists about the significance of 500 munitions containing mustard and sarin nerve agents...

2006-06-27 20:52:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday blasted U.S. media for exposing details of highly secretive intelligence programs and asked the Bush administration for a formal damage assessment. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, asked intelligence chief John Negroponte to report particularly on any damage to President George W. Bush's domestic spying program and another secret program by the Treasury Department that tracks private bank...

2006-06-27 18:19:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday blasted U.S. media for exposing details of highly secretive intelligence programs and asked the Bush administration for a formal damage assessment. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, asked U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte to report particularly on any damage to President George W. Bush's domestic spying program and another secret program by the Treasury Department that tracks private bank...

2006-06-02 03:10:00

By Paul Majendie LONDON -- America's top intelligence official said Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2010 and accused Tehran of being the world's top state sponsor of terrorism. Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte also said lessons have been learned from intelligence failures in the Iraq war. He pinpointed al Qaeda as still being the greatest security threat to the United States although he claimed that Osama bin Laden is "more circumscribed in his ability to act." On Iran's...

2006-05-08 16:13:11

By Tabassum Zakaria FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (Reuters) - The White House received an 18-page letter from Iran's president on Monday that President George W. Bush's spokesman said failed to address international concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Bush was briefed on the contents of what was the first publicly announced personal communication from an Iranian president to his U.S. counterpart since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Skeptical U.S. officials said the letter from Iranian...


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  • 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.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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