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2014-01-20 23:04:15

Aceable, Spot on Sciences, WaterLens, and Reaction Systems to Compete at Challenge Cup Festival in May Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Today, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with Capital Factory, an early stage accelerator program for tech startups that provides a small amount of seed capital and weekly mentoring sessions by entrepreneurs who have founded successful companies, announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the...

2014-01-15 08:35:02

College Summit High School Students Preview New Apps at White House Datapalooza for Education Secretary Duncan While Training Educators and College Counselors WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the White House and the U.S. Department of Education's Education Datapalooza, College Summit showcased its new suite of 19 online and mobile apps developed to help low-income students and their families navigate the college application process. College Summit students trained...

2014-01-14 08:35:40

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation's leading provider of high-speed emergency notification solutions, will participate in the Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza on January, 14, 2014 at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. The event highlights innovators from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors who have used freely available government data to build products, services and apps...

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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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