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2013-11-07 23:29:58

With November being National Child Safety Protection Month in the United States, Austrian startup Locca, the world’s most sophisticated GPS locator, wants to raise awareness for children’s safety by launching their BuddyPack in the U.S. The Locca BuddyPack includes a LoccaPhone, docking station and Bluetooth headset, as well as two silicon cases for keeping in touch with children both by phone and real-time GPS tracking. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 With November being...

2013-11-05 23:24:54

At 2013 COPSWEST Expo, Company teams with SurveillanceGrid for versatile people tracking application. Morgan Hill, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Velodyne Acoustics Inc.’s LiDAR division (http://www.velodynelidar.com) , known for its real-time, 3D LiDAR sensors used in autonomous vehicles and for mobile mapping, is expanding its application portfolio into the security and surveillance domain. At 2013 COPSWEST Leadership Summit & Expo (http://www.cpoa.org/), under way through Nov....

2013-10-29 23:24:47

Juchmann to Discuss Potential of Intelligent Transportation Systems Powered by LiDAR Technology Morgan Hill, Calif. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Fender-benders a thing of the past? As part of a U.S. Department of Transportation-sponsored Technology Scan and Assessment Webinar Series, Wolfgang Juchmann, Ph.D., Director of Sales and Marketing of Velodyne Acoustics Inc.’s LiDAR division (http://www.velodynelidar.com), will present active sensing LiDAR technology as a potential path to averting...

2013-10-23 23:26:42

Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff members Melissa Christie and Matthew Coleman have been elected to the 2014 board of the Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (NCR ASPRS). Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff members Melissa Christie and Matthew Coleman have been elected to the 2014 board of the Northern California Region of the...

2013-10-16 23:26:08

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “LiDAR Market by Components (INS, Laser, GPS/GNSS, Camera, MEMS), Product Types (Airborne, Mobile, Terrestrial), Applications (Corridor Mapping, Forestry, Mining, Topographic Surveying, Volumetric Mapping) – Analysis & Forecast (2013 – 2018)” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 The term ‘LiDAR’ is an acronym for ‘Light Detection and Ranging’, which has been derived from the common term ‘RADAR’. LiDAR...


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Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

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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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