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2014-06-09 23:08:42

Dr. Khalil Yazdi of Internet2 to discuss the research and education community's initiative to leverage advanced networking and community engagement to make cloud services more relevant and accessible. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Dr. Khalil Yazdi, CIO in Residence at Internet2, will be the keynote speaker on June 10 at the Three Rivers Systems CAMS Connect annual global users conference. His presentation “The Emerging Higher Education Community Cloud: What It Portends for the...

2014-06-09 16:21:48

Veteran Nuclear Operations Manager to Lead Uranium Processing Facility Project RESTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/SF47758LOGO Reilly,...

2014-06-04 12:21:41

Navy Test-fires Submarine-launched Missiles Built by Lockheed Martin SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy's Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine, marking the 149(th) and 150(th) successful test flights of the...

2014-06-03 08:41:55

Company to provide virtual private network services worth $3.5 million WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) headquarters in Quantico, Va., to design, procure, configure and upgrade all equipment necessary to provide MCCS with a virtual private network. The one-year contract, which includes four one-year options, is valued at up to $3.5 million over the next five...

2014-06-01 23:01:35

Nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer giving credit to those who switch wireless providers. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer is giving customers an extra incentive to switch to Verizon. The company is offering those who switch from a different wireless provider to Verizon a $100 bill credit for each line they transfer from their previous carrier. Under this promotion, a family with four lines on its...

2014-05-30 04:21:06

TAICHUNG, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TSMC Solar today announced the engagement of Dr. Rommel Noufi in a long-term consulting capacity, to augment its CIGS R&D program. Dr. Noufi is a 33-year veteran of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he was Principal Scientist and lead the team driving CIGS and CdTe cell research. He has authored over 190 publications and has 8 patents. TSMC Solar has a track record of R&D achievement, having produced a TUV-SUD...

2014-05-28 16:29:47

MONROE, La., May 28, 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 June 20, 2014, to shareholders of record on June 9, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a...

2014-05-20 08:38:09

In 50th anniversary celebration of the seminal cosmic background radiation discovery, Alcatel-Lucent's research arm launches the Bell Labs Prize to ignite innovation from a new generation of researchers PARIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), today celebrated the 50(th) anniversary of the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, one of the strongest pieces of evidence supporting the "Big Bang" theory of the...

2014-05-08 23:09:41

Featuring Verizon Wireless services, new store brings the latest mobile technology to southern Wisconsin residents. Portage, WI (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Local entrepreneurs Matthew Williams and Eric Reynolds are bringing the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor to Portage, Wisconsin, with the opening of a new Wireless Zone® store in the city. Located at Northridge Plaza, 2850 New Pinery Rd., Williams and Reynolds will offer area residents the hottest mobile devices and...

2014-05-08 16:27:14

- 'Clinical Map Initiative' On Track; Advanced RG-101 and RG-012, Expect to Nominate Third microRNA Clinical Candidate by YE 2014 - LA JOLLA, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today reported financial results and highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and provided a summary of recent corporate highlights. "In the first quarter of...


Latest Science and technology in the United States Reference Libraries

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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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