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2011-09-30 07:23:33

Scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL), have previously developed a system for the disabled to maneuver wheelchairs by thought transference alone. Nissan Motor Company is now experimenting with the next level of this technology which could lead to vehicles that you can control with your thoughts. Jose del Millan, the EPFL researcher leading the project, said in a statement: “The idea is to blend driver...

2011-06-09 07:20:00

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacula Systems(R), the world's leading provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, announced today that it has completed its CHF 4.5 million (over US$5 million) fund-raising. The funding has been raised from a syndicate assembled by KM Capital Partners and from the Swiss Canton of Vaud, through its Economic Development arm, DEV. The funds will accelerate the company's software development program,...

2008-07-08 21:00:14

Ten computer engineering and computer science students from Cal State Long Beach will travel to Switzerland as part of an American contingent participating in the Swiss Computer Science Summer Program. Students will attend a program at the School of Business and Engineering Vaud in Yverdon-les-Bains to facilitate international collaboration and cultural exchange between American and Swiss students and faculty. The trip is from July 14-Aug. 1. Led by Professor Alvaro Monge, the CSULB group...

2006-08-16 07:05:00

By Robert Evans AVENCHES, Switzerland -- A priceless gold bust of emperor-philosopher Marcus Aurelius, one of Europe's greatest Roman relics, has returned to this quiet Swiss town where it was found in an ancient sewer 67 years ago. One of only three golden imperial busts to have survived across the vast territories of Rome's empire, the excitement surrounding its discovery in 1939 was so great that residents who witnessed it still talk about it today. Now, they are thrilled it has returned...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'