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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

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

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.

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

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)

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

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.

2014-06-03 08:41:55

Company to provide virtual private network services worth $3.5 million WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink,

2014-06-01 23:01:35

Nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer giving credit to those who switch wireless providers. KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

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.


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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