Latest Packard Stories

2005-12-06 16:40:36

PALO ALTO, California -- Garages are a thing of lore in Silicon Valley. Tucked away down a narrow driveway on a leafy, quiet street here is perhaps the most famous garage in the valley and, arguably, in all of the technology industry. It is the garage in which David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard Co., now the world's second-largest computer maker and the biggest printer maker, which they founded in 1939 and named with a coin toss. Long considered the birthplace of...

2005-11-08 14:13:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Findings from a new study suggest that doctors should use "good" (HDL) cholesterol levels to determine which elderly patients are most likely to benefit from statin therapy. According to the study, statin therapy is probably indicated if the HDL level falls below 45 mg/dL or if the ratio between "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and HDL is greater than 3.3. In a nutshell, the results suggest that with higher HDL levels, little benefit is achieved with statin...

2005-10-03 07:25:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill -- Restoring vanished prairies that looked to long-ago observers like an endless inland grass sea covering the U.S. Midwest requires backbreaking work to clear brush, collect and spread seeds and, most importantly, set fires. The culmination of nearly 30 years of hard labor to bring back the prairie landscape on one piece of land in this Chicago suburb is arresting to the senses. It bursts with scents and colors from hundreds of different types of flowers and grasses. It is a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.