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2010-09-21 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Metis Secure Solutions, the leading provider of location-based emergency notification systems (ENS), today announces the completion of a project funded by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security), and directed by Northrop Grumman Corporation, to demonstrate the effectiveness of sending emergency notifications via FM RBDS. Metis Secure utilizes FM RBDS as a key communication technology to ensure rapid emergency alert...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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