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2014-01-22 16:26:04

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International President and CEO Curtis R. Carlson, 68, has informed SRI's Board of Directors of his plans to retire as President and CEO after 16 years in the position and 40 years of service with the organization. Carlson will remain in his present position pending the appointment of a successor. He will then become Vice Chairman for Innovation, assisting SRI with business development and innovation initiatives. "The world of...

2014-01-07 16:25:27

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 7, 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 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM PST at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA....

2014-01-06 20:21:42

MONROE, La., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its fourth quarter 2013 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 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 866.835.8905 five minutes...

2013-12-19 23:26:20

Westinghouse Electric Company today inaugurated the extension of its European Maintenance Center in Nivelles, Belgium to provide scalable growth to support an increasing customer base, including Electricité de France, as well as Spanish energy giants Endesa and Iberdrola. Nivelles (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today inaugurated the extension of its European Maintenance Center in Nivelles, Belgium to provide scalable growth to support an increasing customer...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'