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2011-03-01 06:29:00

MUNICH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get where you're going quicker with ITIS in partnership with Telefonica O2Germany: It is now possible to analyse and predict traffic flows on streets much more precisely. To achieve this, anonymised mobile location data from the O2 network will be supplied to ITIS, a world-leader in traffic-processing technology who will use proprietary and patented processes to generate high quality speed and flow information across all roads in Germany. The BMW...

2009-12-14 01:00:00

LONDON, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MILE Traffic and Travel GmbH (MILE), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from BMW AG to provide Next generation Real Time Traffic Information throughout Europe. This is the first pan-European service contract announcement from any car manufacturer and follows a significant and thorough evaluation of MILE's technologies and operations in a competitive tendering process. The contract was awarded on the basis of...

2009-05-19 07:08:00

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- You've probably heard the phrase, "the loneliness of the long-distance runner." It doesn't apply to the Los Angeles Marathon, coming up on Memorial Day, May 25. In addition to hundreds of thousands of spectators along the 26.2-mile route, a nearly continuous program of cheerleading, entertainment and even some "air conditioning" will be taking place all along the course. Already scheduled are 14 bands, 11 cheerleading squads, nine entertainment centers,...

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2009-04-20 12:20:00

According to a new survey of China's Great Wall, the nation's most famous monument of antiquity is significantly longer than experts had previously estimated. The two-year project, carried out by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, employed state-of-the-art technology such as global positioning systems and infra-red light in their survey of the wall.  The new measurements put the wall's length at 8,851.8 kilometers (5,488.1 miles), almost 4,000 kilometers longer than...

2006-05-14 08:44:15

NORWICH, Conn. -- Brent Maynard says he weighs 74 kilograms and is 169 centimeters tall. And if you ask him for directions, he'll give them in kilometers. Maynard, a chemistry professor at Three Rivers Community College, is a champion for the metric system, a man who helped erect distance and speed signs in kilometers and whose goal in life is to see America ditch the standard system. But in a country that's hooked on pounds, gallons and miles, it is a lonely cause. Last October during...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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