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2014-08-26 08:36:03

Multilingual Dictionary Software Boosts Translation Latency MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABBYY® USA, a leading global provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced Lingvo x6, the newest version of the company's premium multilingual dictionary software. With this update, Lingvo now includes a new, intuitive user interface for power users, provides users with faster response during start-up and search,...

2014-08-05 08:36:09

Leading Experts from the Bone Infection Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford Explore the Impact of New Surgical Strategies and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance. LUND, Sweden, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BONESUPPORT, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced that CERAMENT(TM)|G is a prominent feature in a new documentary, 'The Orthopaedic Revolution:...

2014-07-31 12:29:54

Privately-held Rogne Biosciences plans to develop the first topical biologic, a peptide-based skin treatment for patients with psoriasis, derived from a protein which occurs naturally in the body. PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogne Bioscience, a privately-held biotechnology company based in San Francisco Bay Area, has acquired a licence to anti-inflammatory peptides from Isis Innovation, the University of Oxford's commercialisation company. The potent...

2014-07-23 23:25:12

University of Oxford Start-up Sets New Bar for Login Security, Determines “Over 96 percent of attempted logins are bots.” Luxembourg (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Oxford BioChronometrics (http://www.oxford-biochron.com), spun out from the University of Oxford’s Isis Software Incubator, has developed software which allows businesses to distinguish between real human users and spam bot page views, which it says make up an astonishing 96.5 percent of attempted logins on websites, including...

Thin, Flexible High-res Displays From 'Nano-pixels'
2014-07-11 03:28:48

University of Oxford A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. A team led by Oxford University scientists explored the link between the electrical and optical properties of phase change materials (materials that can change from an amorphous to a crystalline...

2014-06-17 08:29:19

HARDERWIJK, the Netherlands, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GENALICE today announced that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's Molecular Diagnostics Centre has signed a contract for a larger model of the GENALICE VAULT, GENALICE's Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data processing appliance. This all-in-one bioinformatics appliance is preloaded with the ultra-fast and highly accurate NGS data processing software, GENALICE MAP....

2014-06-12 13:03:50

University of Oxford Oxford University researchers funded by Parkinson's UK have developed a simple and quick MRI technique that offers promise for early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The team demonstrated that their new MRI approach can detect people who have early-stage Parkinson's disease with 85% accuracy, according to research published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 'At the moment we have no way to predict who is at risk of...

2014-05-12 23:02:35

Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth. Introduction by Jennifer Finney Boylan. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Oxford University Press released "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves", a groundbreaking new resource guide for transgender populations, today. While primarily targeted towards transgender populations, the book serves as a resource, much like "Our Bodies, Our Selves" published in 1973, for partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to...

3D Movie From Inside Live Flying Insects
2014-03-31 09:11:47

[ Watch The Video: Three-Dimensional Visualization of the Insect Thorax ] University of Oxford The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique. 3D movies of the muscles were created by a team from Oxford University, Imperial College London, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), using the PSI's Swiss Light Source, a powerful X-ray source. The movies offer a glimpse into the inner workings of one of nature's most...

artist impression of debris around a white dwarf star
2014-03-27 08:16:01

University of Leicester and The Royal Astronomical Society New theory advanced for how collapsed stars become polluted -- pointing to ominous fate that awaits planet Earth A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers led by Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester and President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society. Scientists from the University of Leicester and University of Arizona investigated hot, young, white dwarfs —...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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