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2014-03-21 12:23:15

BAYONNE, N.J., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Repeating Arms has donated a legendary Henry lever-action rifle from 1865 and serial number one of their new Original Henry rifle line to be auctioned together at the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis. The auction will benefit The NRA Foundation, America's leading charitable organization in support of the organizations and programs that ensure the legacy of hunting and the shooting...

Arecibo Observatory Repairs
2014-03-12 12:34:41

Ongoing Science Research Back to Full Capacity MENLO PARK, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 13, 2014, the William E. Gordon radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico sustained damage following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that was centered 37 miles northwest of Arecibo. Following the earthquake, Arecibo Observatory staff conducted a structural survey that revealed serious damage to a main suspension cable section, with apparent breach of several cable strands within that...

2014-03-12 08:35:38

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), and Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited...

2014-03-10 08:37:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications, today announced it will present at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Media, Internet and Telecom Conference at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 11 at 4:05 p.m., Eastern Time. Representing FairPoint will be CEO Paul Sunu and Paul Taaffe, vice president of corporate communications and development. FairPoint will also be hosting one-on-one...

2014-03-04 23:21:02

QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced today that it was awarded a prime contract to provide engineering, technical, programmatic and financial support services for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department (Code 30). Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced today that it was awarded a prime contract to provide engineering, technical, programmatic and financial support services for the...

2014-03-03 23:03:54

Immersive natural history education app launches on iOS and Android. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Cainkade, a New York-based software design and development studio, today announced that the California Academy of Sciences has launched Science Today for iPhone and Android phones. This educational app presents the latest natural history news and research in rich photos and originally-produced videos. Cainkade worked with the California Academy of Sciences to design and build this...

2014-03-03 08:39:47

DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has named Vernon Irvin as vice president-sales within CenturyLink's Business Solutions Group. Irvin oversees the sales team that supports small and midsized business customers with bundled voice, data and Internet connectivity solutions, cloud products and outsourced IT support. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO Irvin, most recently a sales executive at Time Warner Cable, Inc., is...

2014-02-27 16:28:10

- Achieved All Goals on 'Road to the Clinic'; Launched 'Clinical Map Initiative'- LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today provided an update on its corporate strategy and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, including a summary of recent corporate highlights. Corporate Strategy...

2014-02-26 16:29:07

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Regulus, will present a company overview at the Cowen and Company 34(th) Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:40 am EST. The conference is being held at the Boston...

2014-02-05 08:29:18

-Regulus to Develop microRNA-21 for Alport Syndrome, a Life-Threatening Orphan Kidney Disease, and microRNA-21 in Oncology, to Human Proof-of-Concept- LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) announced today that it has renewed its strategic alliance with Sanofi to discover, develop, and commercialize microRNA therapeutics to focus on specific orphan disease and oncology targets. Regulus will lead development of its fibrosis...


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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