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2011-01-28 12:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New state investments in Pennsylvania's technology sector will help bring innovative products to the marketplace and strengthen Pennsylvania's energy industry, Department of Community and Economic Development acting Secretary C. Alan Walker announced today. The $4 million investment, funding for which was included in the state's General Fund budget, was approved by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. The authority is...

2010-12-09 06:54:03

NASA is negotiating contracts with 350 small businesses that had the best proposals to address critical research and technology needs for agency programs and projects. The proposals are part of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program, known as SBIR, and the Small Business Technology Transfer program, known as STTR. "The SBIR and STTR programs help facilitate innovative research and technology development among America's most creative small businesses," said Bobby Braun, NASA chief...

2010-09-15 19:06:57

University of Utah neuroscientists' research may shed light on suicide rates in Western US, other areas The Intermountain West is renowned for the beauty of its towering mountains and high deserts, but according to new research from an investigator with the University of Utah Brain Institute the region's lofty altitudes significantly influence a deadly problem: the high prevalence of suicides in this part of the country. In the Sept. 15, 2010, online edition of the American Journal of...

2010-09-08 05:00:00

PARK CITY, Utah, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectrumDNA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SPXA), a creator of high-engagement web and mobile applications, announced today that the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative ("USTAR") has extended its license of Digital Uproar through February 2011. Digital Uproar is the online knowledge networking application created by SpectrumDNA for USTAR and Utah's digital media industry. Launched in March 2010 at USTAR's PushButton Summit, Digital Uproar...

2010-08-23 10:44:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Entrepreneurial Training Corporation (BBCetc), experts in advancing early stage technology companies through funding and commercialization consulting and training, recently reported to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. a 20 times return on investment for funding received through the 21st Century Jobs Fund. BBCetc was awarded 21st Century Jobs Fund monies to continue their Statewide SBIR/STTR Consulting Services Program that provides SBIR...

2010-04-22 16:32:43

University of Utah Brain Institute researcher leads multi-institution team in groundbreaking study SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- Although genetics is the most significant known determinant of human intelligence, how specific genes affect intelligence remains largely unknown. A multi-institution team led by a University of Utah (U of U) USTAR researcher has found that the brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS). The...

2010-03-09 13:05:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Attendees at the PushButton Summit convening in Salt Lake City March 9-10 will meet their peers in the digital media community face to face. Those new personal connections can continue to grow in an online "knowledge networking" community called Digital Uproar, provisioned from social media products company SpectrumDNA, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SPXA). Launching at the conference, www.digitaluproar.com aims to be a community-driven utility...

2009-12-14 16:59:00

Appropriations Bill funds FAST program for first time since 2004 WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair and Appropriations Committee member, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., praised the passage of the appropriations bill this weekend, which included $2 million to support the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program - the first funding the program has seen in six years. The FAST program helps increase...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.