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2014-07-09 23:01:28

Actress Erika Christensen and several members of Congress awarded deserving recipients who have devoted their lives to drug education and prevention at an event organized by the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Hollywood actress Erika Christensen—star of NBC’s prime-time, one-hour drama Parenthood for the past five seasons—emceed the 2014 Drug-Free Hero Awards on June 25th at the Rayburn House Office Building on...

MIT System Puts Citywide Traffic Lights In Unison
2014-07-07 15:01:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Traffic can be the bane of a modern urban lifestyle and cities have used computer algorithms to time a single traffic light or a collection of lights in the most efficient way possible. Now, a team of researchers from MIT has devised a system that times traffic on a citywide scale, according to an upcoming report in the journal Transportation Science. “Usually in practice, when you want to time traffic lights, traditionally it’s...

Legislative Measures Needed To Keep Illegal Wild Elephant Trade At Bay
2014-07-07 09:48:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recent years, legislation passed in Thailand has successfully cracked down on the illegal elephant trade, but a new report from the conservation organization TRAFFIC has suggested that more legislation and measures are needed to further reduce the threat to elephants. The new report said that many elephants are captured in neighboring Myanmar, brutally tamed, and then smuggled across the border into Thailand, where they are used to...

2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...

2014-06-12 12:20:54

Truck avoids collision with full Amtrak passenger train THE VILLAGE OF ELWOOD, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elwood Police Department released a video today of an 18-wheel semi-truck breaking through the railroad crossing gates at Walter Strawn Drive and Route 53, avoiding what could have been a tragic collision with a loaded Amtrak passenger train. Law enforcement authorities released the video to demonstrate just how dangerous the intersection has become....

2014-06-11 23:05:35

Erick Richard, the founder of ReviewBestPrice.org, has just published the review of a popular Facebook traffic generation program uncovering the pros and cons of the product. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The latest invention of Andy Jenkins and Mike Filsaime, has been published by ReviewBestPrice.org covering the essential details of the program and revealing the platform’s hidden flaws that the creators are aggressively promoting. The honest review has sparked a furor among users all over the...

2014-06-09 14:43:10

Basque Research The most recent edition of the scientific journal “Transportation Research Part B”, one of the most recognised in its category, has published the research conducted by Iván Guardiola of the University of Science and Technology of Missouri, Fermín Mallor of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, and Teresa León of the University of Valencia. The work has developed a new mathematical methodology to monitor traffic flow so that medium and long-term forecasts can be...

2014-06-04 23:15:22

Auto Mate Systems Limited has recently installed a site wide traffic control system at a large GlaxoSmithKline factory site in Maidenhead, UK, consisting of Site Wide Traffic Lights, Radar Speed Signs, VMS (variable message signs) and Gate Automation, linked via a long range radio network system, to a master touch screen control unit installed into the reception area. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Vehicle Log Jams Compromised Site Operation Auto Mate’s customer had a number of issues which were...

2014-05-15 23:11:59

Now people in Canada who need to be on time when driving to multiple destinations during the week, can use Spot On Time by OT Mobility, Inc. to schedule their drives in advance. Other map apps don't do this. Campbell, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 OT Mobility, Inc., the developers of Spot On Time for Android and iOS, have released a version for Canadian drivers. Spot On time allows users to pre-plan multiple driving trips so that departure times, traffic, routes and parking are all...

2014-05-15 12:22:21

INRIX primes holiday travelers with local traffic insights KIRKLAND, Wash., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, a leading provider of traffic information and driver services, released its annual Memorial Day weekend traffic forecast estimating a significant increase in San Francisco traffic this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year, particularly on Friday, May 23. The upswing in congestion is consistent with data from the INRIX Traffic Scorecard Annual Report released in March showing...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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