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2014-03-26 23:32:09

Maggie Baughman, a 9th Grade student at Garrison Forest School, scored in the top 10% of all North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) entrants. She was the only student to qualify for round two of the competition among more than 60 independent and public school students who participated in the first round at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Excellence. Owings Mills, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Garrison Forest School (GFS) freshman Maggie Baughman qualified for the...

2013-08-02 23:01:34

Against the backdrop of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, the fourth international festival "Aquajazz - Sochi Jazz Festival" is coming to Sochi. (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Against the backdrop of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, the fourth international festival "Aquajazz - Sochi Jazz Festival" is coming to Sochi. From 1 till 4 August, residents and visitors to the city can enjoy music from the best jazz musicians from Russia and the USA. "Aquajazz" is a real...

2013-06-28 23:03:23

As part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, Saint Petersburg is next in line for the "Peace Bench" art project. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 As part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, Saint Petersburg is next in line for the "Peace Bench" art project. Famous Saint Petersburg artists will paint 30 benches in the northern capital, many of which will form part of a collection in the Olympic Sochi for the 2014 Games. The painting of the "Peace Benches" will begin in...

2013-06-11 23:02:23

To celebrate the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad's Year of the Museum, the traveling "Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia" festival will showcase Russia´s rich and diverse culture. (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 To celebrate the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad's Year of the Museum, the traveling "Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia" festival will showcase Russia´s rich and diverse culture. The event will take place from the 11-15 June at five venues across Saint Petersburg and the village of Vinnitsy in...

2013-02-22 23:02:37

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee together with the State Darwin Museum and the Central Museum of Physical Culture and Sports, have launched a project to mark the unique Year of the Museum of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad called "Mascots of the Olympic Games". (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee together with the State Darwin Museum and the Central Museum of Physical Culture and Sports, have launched a project to mark the unique Year of the Museum of the Sochi...

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2009-08-05 15:15:00

High school students from across the U.S. won individual and team honors last week at the seventh annual International Olympiad in Linguistics held in Wroclaw, Poland. The results reflect U.S. competence in computational linguistics, an emerging field that has applications in computer science, language processing, code breaking and other advanced arenas.The U.S. fielded two teams at the Olympiad, which featured competitors from 17 different countries, including Australia, Germany, India,...

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2008-07-31 11:05:00

The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient mechanical brass calculator discovered off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, was probably used by the ancient Greeks to set the dates of the first Olympic games, researchers said on Wednesday. The device is made up of bronze gearwheels and dials, and scientists know of nothing like it until at least 1,000 years later. It is an example of the technological prowess of the ancient Greeks. Researchers have long regarded the ancient device was used to...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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