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2009-12-03 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation Division today announced the award of a contract to deliver multiple ADMS Stinger High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) training simulators to Rosenbauer USA. Rosenbauer, the world's largest exporter of fire-fighting vehicles, developed a HRET for Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles called Stinger. The Stinger is a vehicle mounted...

2009-10-26 08:41:00

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STYS), a leader in electro-stun technology confirmed its training policy to allow officers to aim at center mass with its S-200 AT EID. A recent training directive from Taser® International Inc has generated interest and questions from users of electronic immobilization devices (EID) and more specifically whether Stinger Systems' products will change its training policies. In brief,...

2009-10-15 11:06:49

Standing out in a crowd is better than blending in, at least if you're a paper wasp in a colony where fights between nest-mates determine social status. That's the conclusion of a study by University of Michigan researchers published online this week in the journal Evolution. "It's good to be different, to wear a nametag advertising your identity," said graduate student Michael Sheehan, who collaborated on the research with evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts. In earlier research,...

2009-09-25 07:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that it has been selected as one of the 53 top businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland. The program, produced by The Gazette P&B, acknowledges the top 53 businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria including company annual revenue and employee growth as well as noteworthy product...

2009-09-01 08:30:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced the appointment of Mr. Wayne Rustin to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Rustin brings with him 25 years of industry experience managing and leading Human Resources organizations of Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining SGT, he held positions of leadership with IBM Corporation including his most...

2009-07-01 13:35:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For some 60 years, fire ants have expanded relentlessly throughout the southern and southwestern United States. They sting relentlessly, too: first biting the victim's skin with their mandibles (mouth parts), then holding on tight and sting from their bottoms. They then often pivot around and continue to sting in circles, causing burning pain and excruciating itch to their victims, many of whom are children. Fire ant venom includes a potent alkaloid...

2009-07-01 06:26:34

Transcriptomic tests have uncovered the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have carried out the first ever venom analysis in this arachnid, and discovered nine novel poison molecules, never before seen in any scorpion species. Yibao Ma worked with a team of researchers from Wuhan University, China, to study the sting of S. jendeki, a member of the family Euscorpiidae, which covers Europe, Asia, Africa,...

2009-06-26 15:28:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Science and Engineering Services today announced Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, President and CEO, received the 2009 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Government Services category for the Maryland Region. The award, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses, was presented to Dr. Ghaffarian during a gala event the evening of June 25, 2009. "I...

2009-06-25 13:15:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Jellyfish Squish(TM), an FDA compliant solution that works within minutes to relieve the pain of jellyfish stings, was recently proved to be effective on stings caused by the Portuguese man-of-war. Jellyfish Squish(TM) is produced by Coastal Solutions, Inc. in Savannah, Ga., and can be purchased online and at select stores including drug stores and beach supply stores. In May of 2009 Dr. Peter Verity, a world renowned marine biologist at the Skidaway...

2009-06-15 08:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STYS), a leader in electro-stun technology today announced that the city of Youngstown, Ohio's Police Department has purchased 160 Stinger S-200 ATs to be issued to its officers. Robert Gruder, Stinger's CEO, stated, "I am pleased by Youngstown's decision to award Stinger this contract. I believe that the Stinger S-200 AT is a next generation stun device. Because the Stinger is the only ECD that can...

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Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

2006-12-12 11:27:08

The platypus is a semi-aquatic endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'