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2009-12-08 09:31:00

TROY, Mich., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (www.altair.com), a global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision making, today announced the addition to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC) of Coustyx from Advanced Numerical Solutions, LLC (ANSOL), a developer of innovative solutions for design and analysis of mechanical systems. HyperWorks users can now download the latest version of Coustyx from the HWEC website at www.hyperworkscommunity.com and...

2009-12-07 13:37:00

TROY, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that it has launched the HyperWorks Durability Director. Deeply integrated with HyperWorks CAE platform, Durability Director is a highly tailored, end-to-end solution for managing the many different aspects of durability simulation. This includes duty cycle specification, system-level testing, component analysis,...

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2009-12-02 14:36:14

But not the last, now that astronomers know where to look An extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily long-lasting supernova named SN 2007bi, snagged in a search by a robotic telescope, turns out to be the first example of the kind of stars that first populated the Universe. The superbright supernova occurred in a nearby dwarf galaxy, a kind of galaxy that's common but has been little studied until now, and the unusual supernova could be the first of many such events soon to be discovered. SN...

2009-10-21 09:05:00

TROY, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that ATR INGENIERIE, a leading French engineering service provider, has selected HyperWorks, Altair's CAE suite, to further streamline the company's engineering capabilities for projects within its mechanical engineering division. ATR INGENIERIE carries out projects, expertise and studies in...

2009-08-04 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. For the second quarter of 2009, Rigel reported a net loss of $29.9 million, or $0.81 per share, compared to a net loss of $34.0 million, or $0.93 per share, in the second quarter of 2008. Weighted average shares outstanding for the second quarters of 2009 and 2008 were 36.7 million and 36.5...

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2009-07-20 12:45:37

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has joined the cast of the darkly comedic thriller, Bitter Feast, now shooting in New York, MPI Media Group announced Monday. Written and directed by Joe Maggio, whose film credits include Virgil Bliss and Milk and Honey, the food-themed movie stars Josh Leonard and James LeGros. LeGros plays a New York chef and TV cooking personality, who takes culinary revenge on the food critic (played by Leonard,) who recently savaged his restaurant in a review. Batali plays...

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2009-06-10 15:17:49

In November 2008, Caroline Moore, a 14-year-old student from upstate New York, discovered a supernova in a nearby galaxy, making her the youngest person ever to do so. Additional observations determined that the object, called SN 2008ha, is a new type of stellar explosion, 1000 times more powerful than a nova but 1000 times less powerful than a supernova. Astronomers say that it may be the weakest supernova ever seen. Even though this explosion was a weakling compared to most supernovae, for...

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2009-06-10 10:10:00

A study released on Tuesday showed that a massive bright reddish star in the Orion constellation has mysteriously shrunk by over 15 percent in the last 15 years and astronomers have not yet determined the cause, AFP reported. The supergiant star Betelgeuse, which is among the eight brightest stars in our sky, is so large that it would reach to Jupiter's orbit in our solar system. But the star has shrunk at a radius of about five astronomical units in size since 1993 by a distance equivalent...

2009-06-10 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 10 /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 Jefferies 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Thursday, June 18th at 3:15 p.m. EDT. To access the live audio webcast or the subsequent archived recording, log on to www.rigel.com. Please connect to Rigel's website several minutes...

2009-06-06 12:05:00

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her performances on the U.S. TV series Dancing with the Stars, says she enjoys her new figure. The 25-year-old dancer, who recently showed off her new thinner frame while frolicking on a beach in St. Lucia, said after being criticized for her added weight, she made a strong effort to shed those excess pounds, People.com reported Friday. I gained a few pounds and everybody was talking about it last year, Burke told People magazine. But taking it off...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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