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2013-01-15 16:24:35

MADRID, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) category has been granted in this fifth edition to the electrical engineer Lotfi A. Zadeh, "for the invention and development of fuzzy logic." This "revolutionary" breakthrough, affirms the jury in its citation, has enabled machines to work with imprecise concepts, in the same way humans do, and thus secure more efficient results more aligned with...

2011-02-15 16:52:00

MILLBROOK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 17th, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will be releasing a new report on the outlook for converting forest biomass into renewable energy in the Northeast. Forest Biomass and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Constraints in the Northeastern United States details the availability of forest resources and the applications that are the most effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and foreign oil dependence while promoting rural...

2009-12-18 13:11:46

Human activity is increasing the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, to stream systems all over the world. The conventional wisdom"”bolstered by earlier research"”has held that these additional nutrients cause an increase in production all along the food chain, from the tiniest organisms up to the largest predators. A long-term, ecosystem-scale study by a team of University of Georgia researchers, however, has thrown this assumption into question. The...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded an $18.6 million, five-year contract to support the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), Philadelphia, Penn., under the Seaport-e contract vehicle. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide engineering and technical support of machinery control, machinery information and machinery automation systems. The...