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A Real Spider-Man Could Stop A Moving Train, Study Shows
2013-02-25 19:50:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Movies and comic books are primarily based on fantasy, but a new study shows how one particular concept involving Spider-Man might be more feasible than most superpowers. University of Leicester physics students found Spider-Man's webbing strength would hypothetically be strong enough to stop a moving train. In the movie Spider-Man 2, the Marvel comic character uses his webs to help stop a runaway train before it plummets off...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today announced a new program that will award up to one million dollars* in CA Technologies Mainframe Academy Scholarships to help young IT talent prepare to manage the mainframe environment. The scholarship program was announced yesterday during the keynote, "The Future is Now: Next Generation Management" by CA Technologies mainframe General Manager Dayton Semerjian at SHARE's bi-annual user conference for...

2011-02-07 08:22:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md. and COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) and Tenable Network Security, the leader in Unified Security Monitoring and creator of the award-winning Nessus® vulnerability scanner, have announced a new partnership to establish collaborative activities in the area of cybersecurity. The partnership will promote cybersecurity education, research and technology development through UMD's newly-established Maryland...

2008-10-20 09:00:34

CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackLight Power (BLP) Inc. today announced the successful independent replication and validation of its 1,000 watt and 50,000 watt reactors based on its proprietary new clean energy technology. This follows BLP's May announcement that it had successfully tested a new non-polluting energy source. BLP's 50,000 watt reactor generated over one million joules of energy in a precise measurement made by Rowan University engineers, led by Dr. Peter Jansson....

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Michael Owens, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Aug. 2--BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Among the topics missing from Gov. Tim Kaine's public conversation list is speculation of being tapped as Barack Obama's running mate. With family in tow, Kaine ducked queries of possible vice presidential aspirations Friday evening by claiming a political time-out for "family night." He has avoided the topic with reporters since landing high on Obama's candidate list. Kaine trekked to the Southwest...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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