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2014-07-09 08:33:02

Bell Labs Prize program encourages global inventors to 'invent the future' in partnership with one of the world's leading industrial research labs PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), today announced expansion of its university collaboration program with a new award for the institution that gives rise to the winning application for the new Bell Labs Prize. Bell Labs will offer a U.S. $100,000 donation to...

2014-07-08 08:21:18

Thomas Edison and the inventors of Gatorade and air conditioning among innovators elected as part of the inaugural class TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison, Gatorade inventor Robert Cade, and John Gorrie, the air conditioning pioneer whose statue represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol Building, were among the six inventors announced today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Also announced as part of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame...

2014-06-25 16:29:41

MONROE, La., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its second quarter 2014 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, and host a related conference call at 4:00 p.m. CDT that day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO The conference call will be streamed live over CenturyLink's website at ir.centurylink.com. Interested parties can also access the call by dialing 866.835.8905 five minutes prior to...

2014-06-24 23:04:53

In a newly-published paper, Lawrence Livermore scientists have defined, for the first time, a set of theoretical boundaries for the absorption of petawatt laser light. Livermore, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The absorption of petawatt (1015 watts) laser light by solid matter is a crucial problem that has been the subject of theoretical and experimental study for more than two decades. In a newly-published paper, Lawrence Livermore scientists have defined, for the first time, a set of...

2014-06-24 16:21:04

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced that William Jeffrey, Ph.D., President and CEO of HRL Laboratories, will become SRI's President and CEO effective September 1, 2014. SRI's current President and CEO Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., earlier this year announced his retirement from those roles to become Vice Chairman for Innovation when his successor was selected. "The Board of Directors and I are very appreciative to Curt Carlson for his...

Kevlar Creator Stephanie Kwolek Passes Away
2014-06-22 07:31:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The American chemist credited with the development of Kevlar fiber, the exceptionally strong material used to create protective vests capable of resisting bullets, has passed away at the age of 90. Stephanie L. Kwolek, who was working at a DuPont laboratory in 1965 when she discovered the lightweight fiber used in the body armor and protective gear used by law enforcement and military personnel all over the world, died Wednesday...

2014-06-18 12:21:08

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $238 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Critical to the safe return of troops abroad, LAIRCM automatically detects a missile launch, determines if it is a threat...

2014-06-11 08:21:10

MH-60R Sea Hawk pilots can now count on increased surveillance with MQ-8B Fire Scout by their side SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship....

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,...


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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