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2010-02-17 10:48:00

ERIE, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Eriez®, world authority in magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications, has introduced an extra wide combination E-Z Tec® Dual-Beam Multi-Zone X-Ray and Metal Detector System. This state-of-the-art device offers optimal detection and precise rejection of virtually any foreign object for packaged or bulk flow applications. Working together, the X-Ray will provide Eriez customers with unsurpassed foreign objects...

2010-02-10 09:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly a year on the road with the incredibly tenacious Ray Johnston, HDNet is proud to present the upcoming documentary series "Ray Johnston Band: Road Diaries," premiering Sunday, April 25 at 8:00 pm ET. The eight-part series follows Ray, a cancer survivor and former Dallas Maverick point guard, as he and his band travel across the country trying to make it in the music business. While the documentary chronicles the band's journey, the true focus...

2009-12-04 12:43:00

LUND, Sweden, December 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axis Communications today announced that its network video cameras will play a key role in a comprehensive safe school project in Portugal. More than 12,000 network cameras will be installed in order to increase security in public schools in a cost-effective way. The installation started in August 2009 and is expected to continue during 2010. The selected network camera models are the AXIS 225FD for the indoor installations and the...

2008-09-19 09:00:24

The 12th annual Remembrance Celebration of the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island takes place Friday, Sept. 26. "First Light of Freedom," as the free event is called, starts at 4 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on U.S. 64 north of Manteo. With music by the gospel ensemble Echoes of Heritage, wayside markers will be re-dedicated. The original colony, which was home to hundreds of runaway slaves, was a striving community on the north end of the island from 1862 to 1867....

2008-08-27 00:00:15

By Rhodri Marsden Invisibility cloaks are set to become a reality. So where are our X-ray specs and rocket boots, asks Rhodri Marsden While scientists continue to pull off extraordinary feats of ingenuity in harnessing our physical world, there are a few technological advances that have, over the years, proved to be stubbornly resistant. True, some of these futuristic gadgets or processes may only have been promised during fantasy sequences in novels penned by science fiction authors...

2008-08-12 21:00:17

U.S. filmmaker Taylor Hackford has signed on to direct "Tenn," a movie about late playwright Tennessee Williams. Williams was the author of such American stage classics "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,""The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire." He choked to death in 1983 at the age of 71. Hackford, who is married to British actress Helen Mirren, is best known for directing the 2004 Ray Charles bio-pic "Ray." His other movies include "White Nights,""The Devil's Advocate" and "Proof of...

2008-08-12 15:00:45

U.S. filmmaker Taylor Hackford has signed on to direct "Tenn," a film about late playwright Tennessee Williams. Williams was the author of such American stage classics "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,""The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire." He choked to death in 1983 at the age of 71. Hackford, who is married to British actress Helen Mirren, is best known for directing the 2004 Ray Charles bio-pic, "Ray." His other films include "White Nights,""The Devil's Advocate" and "Proof of...

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2008-04-23 11:00:00

Rufus Terrill, a 57-year-old ex-Marine and Atlanta bar owner, has invented an "electronic vigilante" he calls Bum Bot.Armed with bright red lights and even brighter spotlight blazing, infrared video camera filming and a water cannon on top, Terrill controls the 300-pound, waist-high robot marked "SECURITY" through remote control and uses it to disperse trespassers in his neighborhood just north of downtown Atlanta."You're trespassing. That's private property," Terrill scolds an older man...

2007-12-21 10:46:14

Light beams are supposed to be perfectly straight, aren't they? Yet a new trick of optics now appears to make light rays curve in midair. Light beams can get curved if they pass through areas where space-time is warped by powerful gravitational fields, such as one created by a black hole—a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing. But the new technique scientists have developed to manipulate light does not involve warping space-time. Instead, researchers at the University...

2007-04-02 17:15:00

Researchers using nanotechnology have taken a step toward creating an "optical cloaking" device that could render objects invisible by guiding light around anything placed inside this "cloak." The Purdue University engineers, following mathematical guidelines devised in 2006 by physicists in the United Kingdom, have created a theoretical design that uses an array of tiny needles radiating outward from a central spoke. The design, which resembles a round hairbrush, would bend light around the...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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