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2014-07-16 08:22:56

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sweltering summer heat that threatens to bring everything to a standstill each year doesn't, thanks to a 1902 innovation that changed the

2014-07-14 23:00:51

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is joining Bechtel BNI and Los Alamos National Laboratory to recruit and rapidly develop cyber security specialists to defend the critical digital infrastructure

2014-07-14 12:23:27

New Training Program Will Enhance National Laboratories' Defense Against Constant Threats RESTON, Va., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel today announced a program with two U.S.

2014-07-10 16:27:28

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc.

2014-07-10 08:28:50

Company selected again to provide disaster recovery services WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink,

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/

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

2014-06-25 16:29:41

MONROE, La., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its second quarter 2014 earnings

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,


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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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