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2010-05-04 09:56:41

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured a new view of the rim of Endeavour crater, the rover's destination in a multi-year traverse along the sandy Martian landscape. A portion of the rim about 13 kilometers (8 miles) away appears on the horizon at the left edge of the image, along with the rim of an even more distant crater, Iazu, on the right. Endeavour is 21 kilometers (13 miles) in diameter, about 25 times wider than Victoria crater, the last major crater Opportunity...

2010-03-02 05:00:00

MONTCLAIR, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Civilian, military and law enforcement professionals who travel with multiple rifles and handguns can now ditch their large and clumsy 'case' collections. A new innovative one-for-all mobile transport solution called the GunCruzer KR-20 by CaseCruzer safely secures various firearms up to 41" in length. The versatile CaseCruzer gun case is appropriate for civilian rifle and handgun enthusiasts, as well as military and law enforcement personnel....

2009-10-14 09:00:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire North America, Inc. ("Continental") is supplying a new benchmark for airport ground service industrial tires with the recently released ContiRV20. The ContiRV20 is the first pneumatic industrial tire developed with the durability, speed characteristics and comfort needed for the airport ground service application, said Martin Burdorf, director of industrial tire sales and marketing for Continental - the Americas. The ContiRV20's...

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2009-09-27 06:57:32

Research in Motion Ltd., maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, could see its market share decline as a result of competitive pressure from rival devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone, according to a Reuters report citing analysts' warnings on Friday as shares of RIM's stock plummeted 17 percent. The sharp decline followed RIM's earnings report on Thursday after the markets had closed, when the company posted disappointing profits and scaled back its future outlook. The analysts...

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2009-02-27 15:43:08

Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) said on Friday it has excluded faulty batteries as the likely cause of keyboards heating up during the recharging of its BlackBerry Bold smart phones sold in Japan. The root cause of the problem is still being investigated, RIM said. "This issue appears to be specifically limited to the BlackBerry Bold devices sold in Japan since last week and sales of BlackBerry Bold devices in other countries are unaffected by this matter," RIM said in a statement. "The...

2009-02-18 03:30:00

The company behind BlackBerry(R) is recognized for pioneering the wireless data industry BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Research In Motion (RIM) was honoured with the GSMA Chairman's Award last night at the GSMA's Global Mobile Awards ceremony. This award, established in 1995, is the Association's most prestigious award and recognises outstanding contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world. In his presentation to RIM Co-CEO Jim...

2009-02-10 20:42:00

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX:CIC.TO) ("Certicom" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the "RIM Agreement") with Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") (Nasdaq:RIMM; TSX:RIM) under which RIM will acquire all of Certicom's issued and outstanding common shares (the "Common Shares") at a cash price of C$3.00 per Common Share. The RIM Agreement follows the announcement on February 3, 2009 that Certicom had...

2009-01-19 21:25:00

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX-CIC.TO) ("Certicom" or "the Company") announced today that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted a permanent injunction restraining the $1.50 hostile take-over bid made on December 10, 2008 by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research in Motion Limited ("RIM") from proceeding. The injunction was granted by the Court following application by Certicom on the basis that RIM and its subsidiary had breached...

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2008-09-10 13:50:00

Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) will unveil a long-rumored flip version of its BlackBerry smartphone Wednesday, marking a departure from the traditional BlackBerry design and confirming the company's drive into the retail consumer market. The new phone, called the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, and will be available from T-Mobile USA and other international wireless carriers later this year. The new design includes a hinge-separated display and keyboard typically seen on traditional cell phones, and...

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2008-08-04 11:30:00

Criminals who use firearms may find it much harder to evade justice in future, thanks to an ingenious new bullet tagging technology developed in the UK. The tiny tags "“ just 30 microns in diameter and invisible to the naked eye "“ are designed to be coated onto gun cartridges. They then attach themselves to the hands or gloves of anyone handling the cartridge and are very difficult to wash off completely. Crucially, some of these 'nanotags' also remain on the cartridge even after...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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