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2011-08-15 14:08:04

A study conducted by Hebrew University researchers has found that that there can be very short latency periods between the time of exposure and development of cancer in workers in tasks with intense or prolonged exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs). Previous studies have described excess risks for cancer from such high occupational exposures. However, none have addressed the issue of short latency periods from high exposure. In the past two decades, 47 cancer patients - including 8 with...

2011-07-11 02:00:00

LONDON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced the launch of a new ultra-low-latency fibre-optic route to increase trading speeds between London and Frankfurt. The new route will also allow banks, hedge funds, brokers and other financial services institutions to execute trades with lower latency between additional exchanges connected to the Level 3 network including Zurich, Milan, New York and Chicago. (Logo:...

2011-06-30 02:00:00

LONDON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced it has been selected to provide ultra-low-latency transport services from London to Stockholm by QuantHouse, a global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. The route, which was recently added to Level 3's portfolio of low-latency offerings, provides financial services customers high-speed connectivity and lower transmission delays between Europe's largest trading market and the...

2011-06-15 08:44:00

RIDGELAND, Miss., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced it will provide an all-new fiber network into DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (DFT) NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey. Spread Networks currently provides connectivity into data centers in Carteret, Secaucus, Newark, and Weehawken, New Jersey. Spread Networks offers a full range of connectivity services from Chicago to New York. These include...


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.'