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Amazon Aims To Be Movie, TV Mogul
2012-10-11 08:31:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Amazon is creating movies and TV programming with the data it gathered while climbing to the top of the ranks as the world's largest Internet retailer. The retailer believes its approach will be able to produce more hit movies than the traditional approach of using movie studio big wigs to make the decisions. Amazon Studios, the company's Hollywood studio, has allowed screenwriters and filmmakers to upload scripts to its...

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Is Likely Very Real
2012-10-10 09:19:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Samsung sent out an interesting press invite last week, asking members of the media to join them in Germany as they unveiled a “little sensation” which also promised to be “really big.” Rumors began to fly immediately about a possible Galaxy S III Mini, or some other kind of miniaturized Samsung device. According to several reports this morning from Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, Samsung´s...

Big Data Booming In India
2012-10-08 04:55:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As American companies look for more information about their customers, the products they buy and the goods that capture their attention at department stores, more and more of them have started turning to firms located in India, according to various media reports published over the weekend. According to Reuters reporters Harichandan Arakali and Raju Gopalakrishnan, individuals shopping at businesses throughout the United States are...

91 Arrested For Medicare Fraud
2012-10-06 08:26:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A federal task force has arrested 91 people, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, as part of a widespread Medicare fraud probe, various media outlets reported on Thursday. According to Reuters reporters David Ingram and David Morgan, the accused hail from seven different U.S. cities and allegedly billed the nation's senior-care health program for more than $430 million in false claims. It is the...

The Science Of Medical Marijuana
2012-09-23 08:52:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online As voters in the states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon consider whether or not to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes, both supporters and opponents of the proposition are turning to scientific evidence in order to make their case, according to recently published media reports. In Colorado, those opposing legalizing pot point to a study completed last month by researchers at Duke University and King's College...

Apple Reduces Memory Order From Samsung
2012-09-07 09:45:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a recent Reuters report, Apple reduced their memory chip order from Samsung, their top competitor and best Frenemy. Citing a Source Familiar With the Matter, Reuters is saying Apple is now trying to diversify their supply chain by shopping for memory chips, microprocessors, flat screens and DRAM and NAND RAM chips elsewhere for their line of iOS devices. Apple hasn´t completely stopped shopping at South...

Exoskeleton Suit Helps Paralyzed Woman Walk
2012-09-05 07:48:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A paraplegic woman from the United Kingdom who was paralyzed due to an accident with a horse was the first woman to use a robotic exoskeleton suit that allows her to walk. According to Reuters, Claire Lomas, who lit the fire at Trafalgar Square to commence the Paralympics in London, is the first to utilize the ReWalk suit for home use and everyday tasks. A previous accident had left her paralyzed from the chest down. Recently,...

Thalidomide Apology From German Drug Maker
2012-09-02 07:04:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The German company that developed a drug which resulted in thousands of congenital birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s issued their first ever apology on Friday, but those impacted by the medication's side-effects say that the statement was too long in coming and fell short of making amends for the harm caused. The drug in question, a sedative known as thalidomide that was marketed as a treatment for morning sickness in pregnant...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.