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2014-10-16 23:01:31

NDB Advisory is announcing their expansion into North Carolina and offering PCI QSA services for merchants, service providers and other related entities that require Level 1 on-site assessments for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 NDB Advisory is announcing their expansion into North Carolina and offering PCI QSA services for merchants, service providers and other related entities that require...

2014-10-16 12:34:04

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The art, engineering and programming students at Charlotte Latin School (www.charlottelatin.org) are the first students in the U.S. to use the Oculus Rift virtual reality system in their classes, announced Arch N. McIntosh, Jr., the school's headmaster. The technology is integrated into formal Upper School engineering classes. -- Students are developing simulated worlds using Blender and the Unity Game Engine software...

2014-10-15 23:13:09

InfoSnap develops a customized solution to meet state requirements for North Carolina's PowerSchool student information system (SIS). Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Mooresville Graded School District (NC) is a one-to-one computing district comprised of 6,000 students across 8 schools. To match the digital standard that this district has set, Mooresville decided to transition from a paper-based registration process to an online solution. The statewide implemented version of the...

2014-10-15 16:23:54

Company says natural gas bills for average residential customer will be approximately 12 percent lower than last year. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) released its annual winter forecast today for residential customers in North Carolina. The Company is projecting that monthly natural gas bills will on average be $14 lower per month for Piedmont's typical North Carolina residential customer over the coming five month November through...

2014-10-15 16:23:49

Company says natural gas bills for average residential customer will be approximately 11 percent lower than last year. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) released its annual winter forecast today for residential customers in South Carolina. The Company is projecting that monthly natural gas bills will on average be $12 lower per month for Piedmont's typical South Carolina residential customer over the coming five month November through...

2014-10-15 12:23:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NET Power, LLC, the developer of a new, emissions-free, natural gas power generation technology, today announced the funding and completion of major project agreements for its first-of-a-kind power plant. The 50MWt demonstration plant will validate the world's first natural gas power generation system that produces no air emissions and includes full CO(2) capture without requiring expensive, efficiency-reducing carbon capture equipment....

2014-10-15 08:31:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of North Carolina has officially proclaimed November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month. This is a national movement to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer and to spread the message that more research funding needs to be supported. More specifically this research will be geared toward better treatments for stomach cancer in the hope that one day a cure will be found for this deadly disease. Curing Stomach Cancer Month...

2014-10-15 04:21:32

Fleetwood Mac Greensboro Coliseum tickets are available in the secondary market, and trusted provider QueenBeeTickets.com is delighting customers with reduced prices for the concert in Greensboro, NC on March 17, 2015. Fleetwood Mac ticket sales kick off in the public market on Monday, but many folks are opting to purchase their seats before the anticipated ticket buying frenzy. OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- QueenBeeTickets.com has lower prices for concert...

2014-10-14 23:13:10

New Potato Technologies offers up to $30 off of their products this holiday season with exclusive Amazon Electronic Coupons. Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Now through the end of the year, New Potato Technologies, an innovator and developer of app-enabled accessories, will be offering special discounts on its products exclusively to Amazon.com customers. New Potato Technologies, inventors of TuneLink Auto, looks forward to an exciting holiday season with their newest...

2014-10-14 23:06:57

Asheville-based tech company among exclusive cadre of AWS Technology Partners Asheville, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 RISC Networks is proud to announce its official partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a global leader in the cloud computing arena. With this new partnership, RISC Networks can offer AWS clients the technology they need to support their platforms. “AWS is the leading cloud IaaS provider on the cusp of new global frontiers. They offer clients affordable,...


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.