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2013-09-26 12:32:18

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications, today announced it will present at the Deutsche Bank 2013 Leveraged Finance Conference at The Phoenician in Scottsdale on October 2, at 2:50 p.m., MT. Representing FairPoint will be CEO Paul Sunu, Treasurer Rick Whitener and Paul Taaffe, vice president of corporate communications and development. FairPoint will be hosting one-on-one meetings with...

2013-09-24 16:28:22

MONROE, La., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its third quarter 2013 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, and host a related conference call at 4:00 p.m. CST that day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/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 866.238.1422 five minutes...

2013-09-24 12:36:31

Awards presented today at the COMPTEL PLUS convention MONROE, La., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) was selected by its wholesale customers across the U.S. as the recipient of five "Best-in-Class" awards. The honors were presented to CenturyLink today by international research firm ATLANTIC-ACM during a ceremony at the COMPTEL PLUS 2013 convention in Orlando. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) The ATLANTIC-ACM 2013 U.S. Metro...

2013-09-24 08:21:49

Navy Launches Four Missiles in Tests SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has conducted four successful test flights of the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The U.S. Navy launched the unarmed missiles Sept. 10 and 12 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. This event marked the 145(th), 146(th), 147(th) and 148(th) successful test...

2013-09-23 08:36:58

Global Directions conference focuses on Intelligent Information Management to streamline processes and dramatically improve results WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil joins an impressive lineup of speakers at the Global Directions 2013 conference Sept. 23-25 to share insights on how to deliver actionable information to the right person within an organization at the right time to achieve positive business results. The conference is...

2013-09-23 08:20:50

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) achieved another significant milestone on its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program by completing safety of flight testing on prototype hardware. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system is a lightweight, low-cost, high-reliability laser-based countermeasure system. It is designed to integrate and operate with legacy and...

2013-09-18 16:27:48

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) was recently awarded more than $900,000 as the result of two separate grant proposals, which were submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Project Office respectively. Both awards will take effect on October 1, 2013, and the funds will be allocated over the next two years. The awards will enable growth of MAX's research and...

App Puts SEI Data In The Palm Uf users' Hands
2013-09-18 13:28:28

National Science Foundation The National Science Board (NSB) today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators for iPad. The application provides full content of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) 2012--the latest edition available. The biennial SEI report is a comprehensive source of high-quality, quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and technology enterprise. The free SEI app, available as "Science and Engineering Indicators" in the Apple...

2013-09-18 12:24:41

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC chosen as Only Qualified Supplier in the World RESTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, a team led by Bechtel and the University of California, has been granted an agreement worth more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure facility in Dolni Brezany, near Prague in the Czech Republic. The High Repetition Rate...

2013-09-12 23:25:54

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos (ENRESA), the Spanish agency responsible for radioactive waste management and nuclear plant decommissioning, to segment the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel at the José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station. Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by ENRESA (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos), the Spanish agency...


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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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