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New Method Could Make Sub-wavelength Images At Radio Frequencies
2014-06-18 03:12:08

By Laura Ost, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF) currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs to be on the order of the wavelength of the RF fields to be mapped. This poses practical limitations on the smallest features that can be measured. New theoretical and experimental work...

2014-06-18 08:27:07

FORT GRATIOT, Mich., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading corporate patent counsel from the United States, Asia and Europe met in Michigan on June 1-3, 2014 to share perspectives regarding the rising costs of international patent prosecution. Hosted by ITIP ProFiciency, LLC ("ITIP"), the leader in IP cost management for Fortune® Global 500 corporations, the unique forum featured panelists from some of the largest corporate patent departments in the United States and was...

2014-06-18 08:25:30

"Stingray Cove" explores the underwater world of coral reefs DETROIT, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is excited to announce the grand opening of its new fun and interactive exhibit, "Stingray Cove" and the premiere of the IMAX(®) movie, "Journey to the South Pacific." From June 21 to Aug. 31, 2014, museum guests will explore the tropics and learn about the amazing sea creatures that live in and around coral reefs. Upon entering the hands-on...

2014-06-18 00:20:11

Five most expensive states along Eastern Seaboard IRVINE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the check engine light illuminates on the dashboard, drivers along the Eastern Seaboard now pay the most for related car repairs, according to CarMD's analysis of more than 145,000 vehicles needing check engine repairs in 2013. Drivers in North Carolina, which is home to the most visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, paid the most in the nation to have the check engine light diagnosed...

2014-06-17 23:10:10

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced its chief science officer, Brian Athey, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Bioinformatics & Data Management Conference (BIDM) 2014 being held in San Diego, Calif., June 19-20, 2014. Wakefield, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Dr. Athey is the Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Chair of...

2014-06-17 23:04:23

Based on ECI’s Apollo Packet Optical Transport Solution Petach Tikvah, Israel and Lansing, Michigan (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 ECI Telecom North America, a global provider of next-generation network solutions and Comlink, Michigan-based cloud, network, and voice services provider announced today their plans for a live 1 Terabit trial. COMLINK is a leading provider of cloud services, dedicated and virtual private servers, storage, and colocation all connected over a private, protected...

2014-06-17 23:01:20

Detroit area based Battery Giant has announced that it has agreements in place with franchisees to open stores in 3 new markets, including: Orlando, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and East Lansing, Michigan later this year. Madison Heights, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Detroit area based Battery Giant has announced that it has agreements in place with franchisees to open stores in 3 new markets, including: Orlando, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and East Lansing, Michigan later this year. Battery...

2014-06-17 16:25:56

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Span Corporation (http://www.spancorp.com/), a Compliance Management Organization (CMO) and Third Party Administrator (TPA) for Drug and Alcohol Screening announced it is now providing its services to Merced County Human Services Agency in California. This is in addition to Span's recent expansion of its Pennsylvania client base. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/119067 Founded in 1986 to serve as a single point of contact...

2014-06-17 16:24:03

Tickets Go On Sale June 26 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring some of country music's biggest stars - Gary Allan and Big & Rich - on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, tournament officials announced today. Country music fans will recognize Gary Allan on the heels of his newly-released album, "Set You Free," which recently reached No. 1 on the...

2014-06-17 12:34:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor. Prior to SPARK Central, TurtleCell, which was founded by graduates from the University of Michigan, was incubated at TechArb. A video on Ann Arbor SPARK's YouTube channel details TurtleCell's expansion:...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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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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