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Countries Battle It Out For The Square Kilometer Array Project
2011-09-15 11:48:09

  The world´s biggest telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), is set to be built in one of two locations depending on the outcome of bidding, which starts today. The $2 billion project will consist of thousands of dishes stretching out 1,900 miles, with a total surface area of one square kilometer. The system will generate enough raw data to fill 15 million 64Gb iPods every day, and will require a supercomputer 1,000 times faster -- equivalent to a billion PCs -- than...

2011-07-12 14:54:00

HAYWARD, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Clean Technology (NASDAQ: UCTT) announced today that the company would mark their twentieth year in business. The event will be celebrated by guests and executive management and will be held in the fall at the company's Global Headquarters in Hayward, California. Ultra Clean Technology was founded in 1991 by Mitsubishi Corporation and initially led by Dr. Hisayashi Kobayashi. Mitsubishi's objective was to bring leading edge technology...

2011-04-20 08:00:00

KALONA, Iowa, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions' Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System and Universal Couchtop (UCT) have been installed at Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Protura and UCT have been in clinical use since August at this Florida community hospital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) "Having the additional degrees of freedom made possible by the CIVCO Protura 6 degrees of freedom table has been...

2010-11-03 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Commercial Travelers (UCT) has a new look, which includes an updated logo and repositioned brand image. This refreshed image is part of UCT's initiative to expand awareness of the organization in local communities and increase membership and volunteer involvement across the U.S. and Canada. "Feedback from internal and external sources indicated that we needed a fresh and consistent brand to appeal to new prospective members of...

2010-06-08 09:18:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Kurt A. April, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Educators. Kurt is a Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Research Fellow of Ashridge in the UK, and Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford (UK). As an Educator, Kurt specializes in Management Consulting and Lecturing. He promotes Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion within his classroom and organizational setting, and creates a learning environment rich...


Word of the Day
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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