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2013-12-10 23:21:58

The Cubodira, by JonJas Company, LLC, is a collapsible dish drying rack that folds to become a cutting board, and is looking to make the final four in the Genesis Competion. The Genesis Competition looks for the years top invention. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Cubodira entered a national invention contest call Genesis. Genesis is run by mycoolinventions.com radio show. The Cubodira, a dish drying rack that folds to become a cutting board, was invented to free up counter...

2012-06-04 17:44:22

Precise volume was measured by circumference, TAU researchers find Archaeologists in the eastern Mediterranean region have been unearthing spherical jugs, used by the ancients for storing and trading oil, wine, and other valuable commodities. Because we're used to the metric system, which defines units of volume based on the cube, modern archaeologists believed that the merchants of antiquity could only approximately assess the capacity of these round jugs, says Prof. Itzhak Benenson of...

2011-12-19 19:00:00

Stand for Seated Users Offers Versatility in a Variety of Environments Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 IPEVO, Inc., a designer and maker of technology products for education and business, has introduced the Perch Side Stand as part of the Perch family of iPad/iPad 2 stands. The products are presently available for purchase through IPEVO's online store (http://www.ipevo.com). Also known as Perch M-type, the Perch Side Stand is 33 inches (85 centimeters) tall, positioning Apple's iPad...

2009-11-24 09:47:00

BOSTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One Pica, a marketing and technology agency, and Varien, creators of Magento, the world's fastest growing eCommerce platform, today announced One Pica's participation in the Magento enterprise partner program. One Pica is helping its clients market their products and sell more effectively through their e-commerce channel by leveraging Magento's recently released advanced enterprise functionality. One Pica specializes in leveraging the power of Magento's...

2009-04-20 12:20:00

According to a new survey of China's Great Wall, the nation's most famous monument of antiquity is significantly longer than experts had previously estimated. The two-year project, carried out by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, employed state-of-the-art technology such as global positioning systems and infra-red light in their survey of the wall.  The new measurements put the wall's length at 8,851.8 kilometers (5,488.1 miles), almost 4,000 kilometers longer than...

2008-10-05 12:00:04

The father of a measurement known as the "Smoot" returned Saturday to be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cambridge school where he and his fraternity brothers invented it 50 years ago. Oliver Smoot was the shortest pledge in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in 1958 when its members decided to lay him on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge. After discovering Smoot measured 5 feet 7, they marked the bridge in those increments, with an eventually exhausted Smoot getting up...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).