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2014-01-09 23:27:53

Pixorial, the award-winning personal media sharing platform, today announced its support for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival by providing students with a complimentary Pro30 account for six months (enough for the remainder of the school year). Pixorial’s universal service is used to collect all the media from customers’ life experiences – media that is currently scattered across a variety of services, devices, and people. Englewood, Colorado (PRWEB) January 09, 2014...

2014-01-08 23:22:35

The Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative are key leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits who are committed to lending their voices and vision to inform and inspire Americans about the critical need for greater diversity in STEM professions, energy entrepreneurship, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, announced the first Ambassadors of the Minorities...

ISS gets four more years of funding
2014-01-08 15:02:46

[ Watch the Video: Government Gives ISS More Funding ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced at a press conference that the White House has approved funding to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency said on Wednesday that four years of additional funding for the space station has been approved, which will extend the life of the orbiting outpost until at least 2024. The extra funds will cost $3 billion a year, which...

2013-12-19 23:21:31

Boston Leg of 1776 Challenge Cup is last stop for 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with the Cambridge Innovation Center, a co-working space and incubator for entrepreneurs, announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the Boston region. Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the world and culminating in Washington, D.C. to find the world’s most promising...

White House Panel Urges Limits On Some Aspects NSA Spying
2013-12-19 05:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies, such as the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records, but fell short of calling for these programs to end. In a final report released on Wednesday, the five-member Presidential Review Group on Intelligence issued 46...

2013-12-12 23:02:08

Pathgather, Simply Grid, Focus Fertility, and Soceana Will Advance to Global Competition New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with the Center for Social Innovation, a co-working space, community center, and incubator for entrepreneurs, announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the New York region. Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the world and culminating in...

2013-12-06 23:02:24

Regional startups move on to compete in 1776’s Global Competition in May. Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with Cross Campus, a Los Angeles-based shared space designed to help entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital nomads achieve peak productivity and meaningful collaboration, announced the winners of the Challenge Cup for the Los Angeles region. Challenge Cup is a...

2013-11-21 23:24:09

Winning Companies Move On to Global Competition in May Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with Impact HUB Westminister, a London-based social start-up space announced the winners of the Challenge Cup for the London region. Challenge Cup is a startup competition spanning 16 cities around the world and culminating in Washington, D.C. to find the world's most promising startups tackling...


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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