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2010-11-13 07:35:00

The US government's efforts to strengthen airport security came under fire by scientists Friday, warning that the full-body, graphic-image X-ray scanners that are used in airports to screen airline passengers and crews could be hazardous to their health. "They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays," Dr Michael Love, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told AFP. "No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know...

2010-11-08 00:00:49

Winvale is speaking at the E-days in Gothenburg about how foreign corporations can sell to the US government. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 Winvale is a keynote speaker in this year's Swedish-American Entrepreneurial Days (the E-days) in Gothenburg, Sweden, on November 8-10. Viewed as the most important annual business trade and networking event between Sweden and the US., this year's E-Days will bring attention to industries such as Sustainable Transport Systems, Waste...

2010-10-30 00:00:41

Enomaly Inc., the leading vendor of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform software, announced today that it has been selected by the US Government under the first Government-wide contract for cloud computing. Under the GSA's blanket purchase agreement (BPA # GS00Q11AEA003), Enomaly ECP High Assurance Edition (HAE) software will help power Autonomic Resources ARC-P Public Cloud (IaaS) services platform for U.S. Government customers. Toronta, Ontario (PRWEB) October 28,...

2010-08-15 23:01:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CAV International Inc., a US Government outsourcing contractor with expertise in airfield services & logistics, announces that the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has awarded CAV International a new multi-year contract for Air Terminal and Ground Handling Services at Kuwait International Airport (Abdullah al Mubarak Air Base) in Kuwait. CAV International has operated this contract since September 2006 and the new contract...

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2010-07-27 09:50:00

Google unveiled a new suite of Internet-hosted calendar, email and other products that meets official US security requirements. The Internet giant said the newest version of its Google applications for government had received US government certification under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Google program manager Kripa Krishnan said "Google Apps for Government" were the first "cloud," or Internet-based applications, to receive FISMA certification, which outlines...

2010-07-14 14:08:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC", "we", or the "Company") today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 which ended on May 28, 2010. The reader is referred to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 28, 2010, filed on July 12, 2010, for additional information on the Company's financial results. Overview ETC was incorporated in 1969 in...

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2010-06-27 07:15:00

With identity theft, bank account breaches and sophisticated Internet scams on the rise, the US government is looking for ways to make transactions over the Internet more secure for both businesses and consumers. However, officials must act carefully, as efforts to create personal identity cards and other means of identifiers raise concerns over privacy invasion and fears of Big Brother tracking its citizens. The White House laid out a draft plan on Friday arguing for a voluntary...

2010-06-08 06:30:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and LITTLETON, Colo., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace, the developer of the Lynx, a manned suborbital spacecraft and related technologies, and United Launch Alliance (ULA), the primary launch services provider to the US Government, announced the first successful demonstration of XCOR's long life, high performance piston pump technology with liquid hydrogen. XCOR has been developing piston pumps for space applications for more than eight years as an alternative to...

2010-05-20 12:14:00

BILLERICA, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertica, the leading provider of analytic database management systems, today announced that its award-winning Vertica Analytic Database has been added to NASA's Scientific Engineering Workstation Procurement IV (SEWP IV) Government-wide Acquisition Contract through a reseller agreement with Technica Corporation, an innovative provider of high-quality IT solutions for both government and commercial networks. Vertica's blazingly fast performance will...

2010-03-31 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April 1, 2010 marks the beginning of enforcement for basic information transparency requirements under the Lacey Act for guitars, revolvers, hand tools, pool cues and certain types of furniture. The US Lacey Act, amended in May 2008, makes it a federal crime to trade in illegal wood products. Under a phased-in process, many sectors also have to declare the scientific name and the country of harvest for any plant constituents of their imported...


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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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