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2010-05-06 06:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. The Company finished the first quarter of 2010 with a pro forma net operating loss (NOL) of $1.5 million compared to pro forma net operating income of $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2009. On a GAAP basis, Isis reported a net operating loss of $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to...

2010-04-28 15:16:00

LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire -- As announced on last night's top-rated American Idol performance show, tickets for this year's hotly anticipated American Idol Live! Tour will go on sale in select markets beginning May 14th at LiveNation.com. The American Idol Live! Tour 2010 will feature the American Idol Season 9 top 10 contestants Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens, and Tim Urban....

2010-04-27 09:05:00

TROY, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that, for advanced manufacturing, ranks with the efficiencies gained by shifting from drafting tables to CAD stations, Michigan-headquartered Altair Engineering has succeeded in compressing the time required to mesh, assemble and simulate a full-vehicle crash finite-element model - directly from OEM native CAD data - to just 24 hours. This milestone achievement represents a two-to-four-week reduction in turn-around time that is...

2010-03-29 08:05:00

TROY, Mich., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that the ENIM Racing Team (ERT), the student racing team of ENIM (Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs de Metz), is using Altair's HyperWorks CAE suite to tune its racecar for maximum performance. ENIM initiated MCAC (Mechanical Conception Assist by Computer) one year ago to design and...

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2010-03-04 13:35:00

New satellite imagery of the sun is providing scientists with clues to understanding the long-standing mystery of what is heating up the solar corona The 2006 launch of the multinational Hinode satellite changed the picture of the sun for astrophysicists. For two astrophysicists in particular, the resulting imagery offered a voyage of discovery and the thrill of unraveling a long-held solar mystery. The Earth's atmosphere can obscure the view of unaided ground-based telescopes, but,...

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2010-02-19 13:26:49

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so University of California, Berkeley, astronomer Paul Kalas found out when he published a Hubble Space Telescope image of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut. Since it appeared in the journal Science in November 2008, "the image of Fomalhaut, its visually striking belt of comet dust and its planet has become an iconic image of a planetary system," said Kalas, an adjunct associate professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley. National Geographic...

2010-02-05 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that James M. Gower, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present a company overview at the 12th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on Monday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. EST. To access the live audio webcast or the subsequent archived recording, log on to www.rigel.com. Please connect to Rigel's website several...

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2010-01-14 10:50:05

Astronomers have found a giant magnetic loop stretched outward from one of the stars making up the famous double-star system Algol. The scientists used an international collection of radio telescopes to discover the feature, which may help explain details of previous observations of the stellar system. "This is the first time we've seen a feature like this in the magnetic field of any star other than the Sun," said William Peterson, of the University of Iowa. The pair, 93 light-years from...

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2010-01-05 08:45:00

For almost two centuries, humans have looked up at a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae and watched with their own eyes as it seemed to disappear into the night sky, slowly fading before coming back to life again. Today, as another dimming of the system is underway, mysteries about the star persist. Though astronomers know that Epsilon Aurigae is eclipsed by a dark companion object every 27 years, the nature of both the star and object has remained unclear. Now, new observations from NASA's...

2010-01-04 08:00:00

TROY, Mich., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Before Xerox Corporation launched the ColorQube(TM) 9200 Series, the high print quality of the device was proven through detailed computer simulations performed by Altair ProductDesign, Inc., a global product development consultancy and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100104/DE29755-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100104/DE29755-b ) (Photo:...


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2009-03-03 21:30:30

Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (September 12, 1838 "“ January 24, 1915) was a German astronomer born in Göttingen, Germany. He attended the University of Göttingen and worked at the University of Königsberg. Auwers specialized in astrometry, making very precise measurements of stellar positions and motions. He detected the companion stars of Sirius and Procyon from their effects on the main star's motion, before telescopes were powerful enough to visually observe them....

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2009-03-03 21:08:51

Charles Greeley Abbot (May 31, 1872 "“ December 17, 1973) was an American astrophysicist and astronomer born in Wilton, New Hampshire. He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1891 and MIT in 1894, with a degree in chemical physics. In 1895 Abbot was hired by Samuel Pierpont Langley as an assistant at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) despite his lack of experience in astronomy. Hired originally for his laboratory skills, Abbot became acting director of the SAO in 1896. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Triangulum Australe Constellation -- Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, is completely visible in latitudes south of 20 degrees north from April through June. Its three brightest stars have been called the "Three Patriarchs", Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It can easily be recognized by its shape, or asterism. This is one of the 12 southern constellations named by Johann Bayer in the early 1600's. The three bright stars in this constellation are so recognizable that they can be...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Serpens Constellation -- Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Among the modern constellations it is unique in being split into two pieces, Serpens Caput (representing the head of the snake) to the west and Serpens Cauda (representing the tail) to the east. Between these two pieces lies the constellation of Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer. Notable features Since Serpens is regarded as being one constellation...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias (β1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabah (ν Sco),...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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