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2011-04-21 22:56:27

Research refines the tools and techniques to make water available for the world's poor In the arid Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa, one type of beetle has found a distinctive way of surviving. When the morning fog rolls in, the Stenocara gracilipes species, also known as the Namib Beetle, collects water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the moisture roll down into its mouth, allowing it to drink in an area devoid of flowing water. What nature has developed, Shreerang Chhatre...

2010-12-07 11:13:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Five Additional Companies Recognized Amongst Field of 2,700 Entries Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced that Craft Silicon Ltd. has won the US $100,000 grand prize of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. Based in Nairobi, Craft Silicon provides software solutions for core banking, microfinance, and electronic and mobile payments...

2010-11-09 05:34:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Companies from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda Compete for US $350,000 in Prize Funds to be Awarded to Africa's Most Innovative and Inspiring Entrepreneurs. 10 Finalists Selected From More Than 2,700 Entries. Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the selection of 10 companies as finalists of the prestigious 2010...

2010-10-13 14:12:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) has been awarded the 2010 Curry Stone Design Prize for development of a locally-produced and distributed sanitary pad that enhances women's dignity and allows better access to education and occupation. In numerous developing countries, the stigma of menstruation is exacerbated by the lack of adequate, affordable sanitary devices, often keeping girls and women away from school and work for days or even weeks during a...

2010-02-10 07:56:00

LONDON, February 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday 11 February 2010 - On the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, the Legatum Institute will lead an initiative to promote freedom for the people of Iran. The Institute will transform its website (http://www.li.com) to display the signature green colour of the Opposition Movement. Further to this initiative, the Legatum Institute has commissioned a series of articles by guest writers on the themes of Democratic Institutions, Governance and...

2010-01-14 08:00:00

WESTFORD, Mass., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), providing network transformation through IP communications technology, today announced that Beatriz Infante was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2010. With a career spanning thirty years, Ms. Infante brings extensive experience in growing market-leading businesses across multiple market segments including telecomm, semiconductors and enterprise software. Having served as the...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

LONDON, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Lack of Freedoms Strongly Limit Prosperity in Other Arab States; Egypt, Iran and Yemen Amongst the Worst The third edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index, published today, ranks 104 countries (covering 90% of the world's population), based on a definition of prosperity that combines economic growth together with measures of happiness and quality of life. At 47th, the UAE is the only Arab nation ranked in the top 50 for the second year...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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