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AT&T Announces Plans To Roll Out More High-Speed Fiber Internet Networks
2014-04-22 13:32:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The information super highway could soon get a lot faster. AT&T announced on Tuesday that it will bring high-speed fiber Internet networks to as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States. This move could put the telecommunications giant in a head-to-head battle with Google, which has also been rolling out its own fiber-based network. AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPower has been rolled out in key markets...

2014-04-14 16:28:13

MONROE, La., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announces that it is scheduled to participate in the following analyst conference: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Monday Media and Telecom Conference May 19, 2014 About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services...

2014-04-09 08:34:30

Company Will Collaborate with Internet2 Members to Provide Education Services WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced that it is joining Internet2(®), a consortium of thought leaders in the education industry who collaborate on cutting-edge network and technology innovations to overcome challenges facing higher education institutions. The company will also be working with the Internet2's higher education community to validate customized education...

2014-04-08 16:25:33

Leading universities standardizing on Fuze, giving students access to new resources and curriculum; allowing faculty to connect in new ways, regardless of location SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing impaired students in disparate locations learning together through a rich visual experience. Nursing school students interning at hospitals able to remotely attend classes. Fuze video collaboration technology is enabling leading universities across the U.S....

2014-04-07 12:38:33

THREE-DAY CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE NEW WORLD CENTER APRIL 26-28, 2014 MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, will host and participate in the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW), in conjunction with Internet2 and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA), from April 26-28, 2014 at the New World Center in Miami Beach, FL (500 17th Street). NPAPW is an...

2014-04-04 16:23:43

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that Neil W. Gibson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Regulus, will present a company overview at the 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 am EDT. The conference is being held at The Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York...

2014-04-03 12:21:08

LIVONIA, Mich., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) has recently started production of its roof airbag technology on the Citroen C4 Cactus. The new 'bag in roof' replaces passenger airbags typically mounted in the instrument panel and can allow for improved interior design aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality while saving space in the instrument panel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/DE97707 Dirk Schultz, engineering director for...

2014-04-02 08:27:38

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), and BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are...

2014-04-02 08:21:46

McCann becomes second supplier to integrate into Liberty Hall's Accurus Aerospace Platform NEW YORK and ATHENS, Ga., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Hall Capital Partners ("Liberty Hall"), a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, announced today the acquisition of McCann Aerospace Machining ("McCann"), a Tier II supplier of large, complex monolithic machined structural parts and assemblies for the...

2014-03-26 16:27:49

MONROE, La., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its first quarter 2014 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 7, 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 the...


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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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Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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