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2009-03-10 07:00:00

Enhanced solution delivers significant savings in time, money for large organizations that rely on faxing for key business communications OTTAWA, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, has enhanced its T.30 fax solution for its HMP platform by adding high-speed V.34 fax modem technology, which dramatically increases transmission speeds and reduces costs when sending large numbers of faxes. V.34 is an international fax...

2009-03-03 07:00:00

New expansion module delivers more options to developers OTTAWA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ - PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, continues to respond to customers' needs and expand the capabilities of its WARP Appliance product portfolio with the release of its BRI expansion module. BRI, or basic rate interface, is a digital connectivity option used internationally that's ideal for residential and small-to-medium business use. PIKA's WARP Appliance is...

2008-09-18 09:00:44

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ITExpo -- Commetrex announced today that PIKA Technologies Inc. selected Commetrex technology to support the addition of V.34 fax, sometimes known as Super G3, to its media-processing portfolio including support for its market-leading PrimnetMM, DaytonaMM, and InlineMM board-level analog and digital telephony products. PIKA expects to release the new capability prior to the end of this year. Through its partnership with Commetrex, PIKA's product line...

2008-03-24 01:56:49

Just in time for Easter, the oldest rabbit relation is bounding onto the scientific scene. Tiny foot bones from a 53 million-year-old rabbit ancestor represent the oldest known record of hippity-hoppity mammals and their closest evolutionary relations, according to a new study. The ankle and heel bones were discovered in a coal mine in Gujarat, in west-central India, and recently found by a team of paleontologists to belong to the Lagomorpha, a classification of mammals that...

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2008-03-20 00:20:00

One day last spring, fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose, Ph.D. was displaying the bones of a jackrabbit's foot as part of a seminar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine when something about the shape of the bones looked oddly familiar.That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to the discovery of the oldest known record of rabbits. The fossil evidence in hand, found in west-central India, predates the oldest previously known rabbits by...

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2004-12-23 08:15:00

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Populations of the hamster-like American pika continue to decline in the West and global warming is partly to blame, a new study says. Local populations have gone extinct at more than one-third of sites surveyed since the mid-1990s, according to a study by a researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey and funded by the World Wildlife Fund. The sites are located in the Great Basin region between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains. Pikas, a relative of the rabbit with...


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Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

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2007-07-17 11:31:38

The Chinese Mountain Cat (Felis bieti), also known as the Chinese Desert Cat, is a small wild cat of western China. This cat is distributed throughout Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan. It inhabits sparsely-wooded forests and shrub lands, and is occasionally found in true deserts. It can live in environments as much as 10,000 feet in elevation. Except for the color of its fur, this cat resembles a European Wildcat in its physical appearance. It is 27-33 inches long, with an 11.5-16 inch...

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2006-12-26 10:35:53

The coypu or nutria (Myocastor coypus) is a large, crepuscular, semi aquatic rodent native to South America. It is also present in Europe, Asia, and North America. In most regions, the coypu is considered a pest. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, it is still valued for its fur. It is the only species in the genus Myocastor. It is an herbivore that has been introduced from South America to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Africa is the only continent where the introduced...

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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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