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2013-05-31 23:16:08

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of David Shrum as general manager of its Defense Solutions (DS) business unit. Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of David Shrum as general manager of its Defense Solutions (DS) business unit. In this role, Shrum will have management responsibility for the DS portfolios, including software and systems engineering; aeronautical engineering; and logistics and fleet management....

2013-05-03 12:24:58

ABINGDON, England, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OBN, the trade association supporting and bringing together the UK's emerging life sciences companies, their corporate partners and investors, has welcomed the allocation thus far of GBP63m in funding awards to UK life science companies under the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) scheme administered by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), during its first 12 months of operation. OBN now calls for the BMC's extension at the same level of...

2013-04-29 08:32:25

IRVING, Texas, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT is accelerating its push into cloud computing all round the world by launching BT Cloud Compute, an enhanced service that allows CIOs far greater control in terms of designing, building, buying and operating a cloud solution that is tailored to their specific needs. CIOs can keep pace with the changing demands of their customers and confidently build powerful 'pay as you go' cloud solutions that they can use from anywhere in the world with...

2013-04-25 23:03:52

QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Rogers as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Technology Solutions (TS) business unit. Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 RESTON, Va. – April 25, 2013 – QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Rogers as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Technology Solutions (TS) business unit. In this role Rogers will have management responsibility for the...

2013-04-10 08:22:12

RESTON, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Hewitt as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Hewitt joined QNA in January 2010 as senior vice president for strategy in the QNA Technology Solutions Group. He then led the Maritime and Transportation division and served as executive vice president for operations and strategic development. Prior to joining QNA, Hewitt led defense and intelligence programs at...

2013-04-08 08:21:05

FARNBOROUGH, England, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Reveals Sharp Rise In Use of Systems in Advanced Navies Despite an uncertain short term future for the maritime industry, the Global Marine Trends 2030 (GMT 2030) report launched today predicts that long term growth will return. Written and researched jointly by Lloyd's Register, QinetiQ and Strathclyde University, the report looks at the future shape of the marine industry and specifically...

2013-04-03 16:21:00

RESTON, Va., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Gary Slack as president and chief operating officer. Slack joined the company in August 2012 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will continue to serve as CFO on an interim basis. Prior to joining QNA, Slack spent 13 years with BAE Systems, last serving as the president of the company's U.S. Combat Systems business where he directed operations involving more...

DNA Discoverer's Letter To Be Auctioned Off
2013-03-25 05:26:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A handwritten letter sent from one of the scientists responsible for discovering the structure of DNA will be auctioned off next month in New York City, according to various media reports. In the letter, which was written on March 19, 1953, British molecular biologist and biophysicist Francis Crick explains to his then-12-year-old son Michael how he and colleague James Watson were able to create a model for the genetic...

2013-03-06 08:25:48

CHESHIRE, England, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A UK company has received a GBP2.6m ($4.3m) Strategic Translation Award from the Wellcome Trust to progress its development of a new, rapid point-of-care test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis [http://www.globalbiodiagnostics.com/gbd-technology ], one of the world's biggest killers. Global BioDiagnostics [http://www.globalbiodiagnostics.com ] (GBD), based at Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire, UK, and Texas, USA, has received the...

2013-02-28 12:26:35

Organization manages substantial increase in article submissions through ScholarOne solution PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today that it is working with IOP Publishing, part of the Institute of Physics, to provide its Thomson Reuters ScholarOne(®) solution for handling the Institute's substantial increase in article...


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William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

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