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2014-02-24 16:28:11

World's Largest Parenting Video Library Website to be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KidsintheHouse.com has been named a 2014 Award Finalist in the Media/Visual Communications category by the internationally renowned Edison Awards(TM). Inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, the Edison Awards recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. (Photo:...

2014-02-18 23:00:54

The General Partners of Edison Ventures are pleased to announce that James Hill has joined Edison Ventures as an Associate in our Lawrenceville, NJ headquarters. Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The General Partners of Edison Ventures are pleased to announce that James Hill has joined Edison Ventures as an Associate in our Lawrenceville, NJ headquarters. He will be generating investment opportunities in Healthcare IT and other industries. James joins Edison on a permanent...

2014-02-18 12:30:08

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Medical Partners (IMP), a diverse and full-service provider of profit-improvement solutions for the medical-imaging business sector, is proud to announce the addition of Mark J. Snow to its executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Snow brings significant knowledge and expertise to his new role; his thirty years in the healthcare industry include experience in hospital marketing and...

2014-02-17 08:25:02

SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights - HBM Healthcare Investments Ltd invests EUR20 million - The funds will be used to: - Accelerate the Company's international expansion, including an increased presence in the US - Finance the clinical development of its promising portfolio of innovative Molecular Nuclear Medicine diagnostic and therapeutic products...

2014-02-05 08:28:20

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced the appointment of Rajesh (Raj) Asarpota as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, effective February 17, 2014. Michael H. Mulroy, the Company's current CFO, will become Executive Vice President, Strategic Affairs and General Counsel, and spend increased time on the Company's recently announced initiative to investigate and evaluate potential strategic transactions to enhance...

NERSC Turns On Switch For 'Edison'
2014-01-30 15:07:07

NERSC The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Feb. 5, and scientists are already reporting results. About 5,000 researchers working on 700 projects and running 600...

2014-01-29 23:34:09

Pro Player Insurance Group announces the grand opening of a new agency location in Fort Myers, Florida. The agency is located in the River District at 1716 Fowler Street, walk-ins are welcome. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Pro Player Insurance Group has a reputation of providing affordable and comprehensive Fort Myers insurance and legal services products to customers in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the surrounding areas. The agency is now expanding to Fort Myers in order to serve even more...

2014-01-28 16:21:54

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Generation Services, Inc. ("PoGens(TM)") today announces that GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has made a strategic investment in the company. "We have been working closely with GE for the past year and this investment accelerates the integration of GE's energy infrastructure technologies including Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Demand Management Systems and Energy Management Systems with PoGens'(TM) distributed generation...

2014-01-28 12:34:04

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced the appointment of Stephen Wasdick as Vice President, Global Communications. In this role, Mr. Wasdick serves as the company's chief communications officer, with global responsibility for external communications, media relations, internal communications, marketing, web and social media strategies. He also serves on the company's Executive Council. Based in Princeton, N.J., he reports to Judith...

2014-01-28 12:21:42

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con Edison's coolNYC program, which lets customers save money and energy by adjusting their room air conditioners remotely, has won a POWERGRID International 2014 Project of the Year award. The program (http://www.coolnycprogram.com), a partnership between Con Edison and ThinkEco Inc., won recognition in the Customer Engagement Category. In the coolNYC program, which started in 2011, Con Edison gives residential customers a modlet that they...


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2010-10-27 22:37:47

The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture device although not a movie projector. It is designed to be viewed by an individual through a window of a cabinet housing its components. It works by creating the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter. Thomas Edison was the first to describe it in conceptual terms; however, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was the first to develop it. Ten Kinetoscopes...

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2010-10-26 18:09:56

Execution by electrocution, started in the United States, is an execution method in which the person being killed is strapped to a specially built wooden chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. Although its use is in decline the electric chair has become a symbol of the death penalty even though it was only used in the United States and briefly in the Philippines. The goal of the chair was to incapacitate the organs of the body in order to cause death. This was done...

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2010-10-07 11:54:11

Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat created the Vitascope, an early film projector, in 1895. They demonstrated the Vitascope at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, they called it the Phantoscope. Armat and Jenkins fought over the rights to the invention and eventually Armat, with legal authority, sold the rights to the Kinetoscope Company. The company eventually approached Thomas Edison to finance the manufacture of their machine before it was outdated. He agreed on the term...

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2010-10-04 16:28:51

The telephone is a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sound generally the human voice. The phone's basic function is to allow people who are separated by large distances to talk with each other. The telephone is used across the world and is one of the most common appliances in the developed world. The phone is designed to have a microphone, an ear piece which reproduces the voice, a ringer, and a keypad to enter the numbers. The microphone, earphone, and the keypad are...

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2010-09-29 16:52:36

The incandescent light bulb provides a source of electric light through incandescence. The bulb works by passing current through a filament which heats to a temperature that produces light. The glass bulb that contains the filament prevents oxidation of the hot filament. The bulbs are also called electric lamps. Incandescent bulbs come in a various sizes and voltages. They can range from 1.5 volts to 300, require no external regulating equipment and have low manufacturing costs. They work...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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