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2014-05-14 04:23:43

- "JINS MEME" Adopts JINS' Unique Electro Oculogy Sensing Technology for Visualizing "Exhaustion" and "Drowsiness"; JINS' Next-generation Strategic Product Exploiting Sensing Eyewear Market, on Sale in Japan from Spring, 2015 - TOKYO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JIN Co., Ltd. will be releasing the JINS MEME in spring 2015, the world's first set of eyewear equipped with a 3point Electro Oculogy Sensor and based on the principle of "seeing yourself." (Photo:...

2012-03-15 21:54:23

Music is a very strong emotional communicator, and different cultures have different emotional associations for different musical "modes". Now, a new cross-cultural study shows that tonal trends used to express feelings in music are consistent in different cultures and are similar to those used in speech. The full report is published March 14, in the open access journal PLoS ONE. In Western music, the major mode is generally associated with excited happy emotions, while the minor mode is...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- William Rast, the premium denim and lifestyle brand conceptualized and founded by business partners Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, delves into the world of advertising with a sultry fall campaign. The Los Angeles based brand will release "My Name is William Rast", featuring Timberlake and model Erin Wasson, which will be rolled out in the U.S. on three platforms; print, outdoor and, at the campaign's centerpiece, a series of film spots that will be...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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