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2014-06-23 12:23:37

Biotechnology pioneer will receive the award at the 2014 BIO International Convention, San Diego Convention Center. PHILADELPHIA and SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) have selected Robert S. Langer to receive the 2014 Biotechnology Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the 2014 BIO International Convention, June 23-26 in San Diego, California. "Bob Langer is the...

Kevlar Creator Stephanie Kwolek Passes Away
2014-06-22 07:31:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The American chemist credited with the development of Kevlar fiber, the exceptionally strong material used to create protective vests capable of resisting bullets, has passed away at the age of 90. Stephanie L. Kwolek, who was working at a DuPont laboratory in 1965 when she discovered the lightweight fiber used in the body armor and protective gear used by law enforcement and military personnel all over the world, died Wednesday...

2013-12-04 23:03:10

America’s First Woman in Space to Be One of First Two Women to Receive Honor; Fellow 2013 Honorees Include Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Kenneth Arrow San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Today, the Stanford School of Engineering named Sally Ride as one of six people selected as this year’s Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor recognizing Stanford scientists who have advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through...

Douglas Engelbart, The Man Behind The Mouse, Dies
2013-07-04 07:15:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dr. Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse and reportedly developed early incarnations of email and word processing software, died Wednesday in his Atherton, California home at the age of 88. His passing was confirmed to Associated Press (AP) Technology Writer Michael Liedtke by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, where he had been a fellow since 2005. The museum said they had been...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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