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2014-02-25 16:34:01

PatchView+ is being used to manage a complex inter-connect network environment TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RiT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), the leader in intelligent infrastructure management, today announced that The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has deployed RiT's PatchView+(TM) IIM (Intelligent Infrastructure Management) solution as part of its network upgrade program to manage its physical infrastructure, enhance network security, streamline maintenance and...

2010-02-05 13:50:14

The best way to track a moving object with a flashlight might be to aim it to one side, catching the object in the edge of the beam rather than the center. New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that bats, which "Ëœsee' with beams of sound waves, skew their beams off-center when they want to locate an object. The research, which recently appeared in Science, shows that this strategy is the most efficient for locating objects. Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and...

2010-01-14 18:27:17

Weizmann Institute scientists unravel the genetic secrets of a pink tomato Far Eastern diners are partial to a variety of sweet, pink-skinned tomato. Dr. Asaph Aharoni of the Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department has now revealed the gene that's responsible for producing these pink tomatoes. Aharoni's research focuses on plants' thin, protective outer layers, called cuticles, which are mainly composed of fatty, wax-like substances. In the familiar red tomato, this layer also contains...

2010-01-14 18:24:52

Weizmann Institute scientists find a burst of neural activity at the transition between not seeing and seeing, revealing a clear threshold that must be crossed for perception to occur. How do the visual images we experience, which have no tangible existence, arise out of physical processes in the brain? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science provided evidence, for the first time, that an "Ëœignition' of intense neural activity underlies the experience of seeing. In...

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2009-11-09 09:10:00

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal how some aromas are bound up in our memories From Proust's Madeleines to the overbearing food critic in the movie Ratatouille who's transported back to his childhood at the aroma of stew, artists have long been aware that some odors can spontaneously evoke strong memories. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now revealed the scientific basis of this connection. Their research appeared in the latest issue of Current Biology. Graduate...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

NES-ZIONA, Israel, July 27, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PBTH) formerly Modigene Inc., today announced that it has entered into an evaluation and option agreement with Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Under the terms of the evaluation and option agreement, PROLOR may obtain from Yeda a license to develop a number of peptide drug candidates, including an anti-obesity peptide,...

2009-03-11 10:05:00

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: XTLB; TASE: XTL) announced today that its Extraordinary General Meetings ("EGMs") were postponed for one week in accordance with its articles of association due to the absence of a quorum. The postponed EGMs will take place at the Company, Building 3, Kiryat Weizmann Science Park, Rehovot, Israel 76100 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.Israel time on March 18, 2009. Any proxy votes received at any time up...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

21Ventures and the Quercus Trust announced today that they have awarded a $200,000 grant to support the solar energy research of Professor David Cahen of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The grant will be used to further the exploratory research of novel approaches to harness solar energy in less expensive and more efficient new ways and to explore approaches for making better use of existing solar energy technologies. "Professor Cahen's ground breaking work has the...


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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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