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2014-08-20 23:10:34

Hear Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, talk about Internet governance, privacy, safety and fraud, as well as the future of the Internet during a free webinar on August 25th, 10 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, will lead “Internet 2025: Can we keep it open and evolving?” the fifth in the Marconi Expertise webinar series. The free event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific Time,...

2014-08-20 20:20:20

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faithful+Gould, as part of the BTF Solutions joint venture, has been awarded a $42.3-million initial outfitting and transition (IO&T) task order contract at the Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin, California. David Bailey, program director with Faithful+Gould, stated, "Our continued success with medical outfitting and transition is recognition of the superior performance our team has shown on previous projects as well as a...

2014-08-19 12:33:43

MONROE, La., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.54 per share, a portion of which will be payable out of capital surplus, on September 12, 2014, to shareholders of record on August 29, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/134213 About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as...

2014-08-18 08:21:26

Cooperative flights by X-47B, F/A-18 prove viability of joint carrier operations USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At Sea, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), using an X-47B Unmanned Air System (UCAS) and an F/A-18 Hornet....

2014-08-11 23:06:10

This news release is a roundup of the recent significant events, awards, and acknowledgements in the greater Trident University International community. Cypress, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 TRIDENT RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, AFFORDABILITY Trident has been a leader in academic excellence since 1998 and once again in 2014, the online university has been recognized by a number of surveys for the quality and affordability of its programs. Recent notable appearances include:...

2014-08-07 16:33:32

MONROE, La., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announces that it is scheduled to participate in the following analyst conferences: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/134213 Oppenheimer 17th Annual Technology, Wednesday Internet & Communications Conference August 13, 2014 Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Thursday Communicopia Conference September 11, 2014 About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest...

2014-07-30 16:21:11

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced Diane Daegele has been appointed vice president of business management for the Unmanned Systems division of its Aerospace Systems sector. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26798. In her new role, Daegele will be responsible for the financial...

2014-07-28 23:02:38

Eight teams of interns recently competed in a multiday cybersecurity challenge at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an event designed to train the next generation of cyber defenders. Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Lawrence Livermore's Celeste Matarazzo was attending a cybersecurity conference when she was struck with a realization: The field of cybersecurity had a diversity problem. "It's about more than racial or gender diversity -- it's about...

2014-07-23 12:24:03

Teams at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Laboratories Recognized for Innovation RESTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that researchers from two U.S. national laboratories managed and operated by Bechtel partnerships have earned six 2014 R&D 100 Awards, known as the Oscars(®) of Invention. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams collected four awards and Los Alamos National Laboratory teams received two. R&D Magazine gives the awards to...

2014-07-23 08:25:31

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two men whose innovations changed the way the world built cities shared more than just a creative streak -- they also share a bloodline. Experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston have confirmed that Willis Carrier's great-grandmother, Lydia Otis, was cousins with Elisha Otis, making Carrier and Otis fourth cousins. Now, the Carrier and Otis brands are parts of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world's...


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William Beebe
2014-01-07 10:37:00

William Beebe was an American who held many titles including naturalist, marine biologist, ornithologist, explorer, and author. He is most famous for the many expeditions he led for the New York Zoological Society, his scientific writings, and his deep dives within the Bathysphere. Beebe was born Charles William Beebe in Brooklyn, New York in 1877. In his early life, The American Museum of Natural History and the environment of East Orange, New Jersey influenced him to explore nature and...

Karl Henize
2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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2010-10-11 21:19:19

Velcro is a brand name, two layered system of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. There is a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. Pressing the two sides together will cause the hooks and loops to catch and hold the pieces together. The hooks and loops can be made of various materials, although the first was made of cotton, which turned out to be impractical. Today the most common material is...

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