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2010-08-02 07:05:00

ABERDEEN, Scotland and ZURICH, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a pioneering research project, for the first time, scientists at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Aberdeen have collaborated to "see" the structure of a marine compound from the deepest place on the Earth using an atomic force microscope (AFM). The results of the project open up new possibilities in biological research which could lead to the faster development of new medicines in the future. (Logo:...

2010-08-02 00:15:00

ZURICH, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- gategroup announced today that Edward Mitzel, currently Group Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), will become Chief Executive Officer of the eGate Solutions brand. Stein Tumert, currently Regional Information Officer for Europe and Africa, will succeed Mitzel in the role of Group CIO. The appointments are effective immediately. Mitzel, a member of the gategroup Executive Management Team (EMT) continues to report to gategroup Chief...

2010-07-27 15:39:09

Uncertainty in the presence of a quantum memory A quantum particle is hard to grasp, because one cannot determine all its properties precisely at the same time. Measurements of certain parameter pairs such as position and momentum remain inaccurate to a degree given by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. This is important for the security of quantum cryptography, where information is transmitted in the form of quantum states such as the polarization of particles of light. A group of...

2010-07-27 07:59:00

ZURICH, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of adventurers with the motto of "Follow Your Convictions" has set out to cross the Bering Strait by kiteboard, setting three world records in the process: 1. The first crossing of the Bering Strait by kiteboard. 2. The first crossing from America to Asia by kiteboard. 3. The first crossing of the International Date Line by kiteboard. "If these extreme athletes are successful in their expedition, they will go down in history...

2010-07-19 03:21:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Nycomed's Protonix(R) Patent Found Infringed and not Obvious - U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has Upheld Jury Findings - Nycomed Will Continue to Vigorously Pursue its Damage Claims Nycomed announced today that Judge Jose L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has confirmed the jury verdict in favor of Nycomed and Pfizer Inc. The decision upholds the jury verdict issued on...

2010-07-02 07:00:00

ZURICH, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has delivered a first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), marking a new era in energy-aware computing. The innovative system, dubbed Aquasar, consumes up to 40 percent less energy than a comparable air-cooled machine. Through the direct use of waste heat to provide warmth to university buildings, Aquasar's carbon footprint is reduced by up to 85 percent. (Logo:...

2010-06-14 14:46:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn bonus miles on select fares when flying nonstop routes between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) or Manchester Airport (MAN). For both offers, AAdvantage members flying on Business Class fares between these destinations will earn triple miles. The offer also awards double miles for passengers traveling on select Economy Class...

2010-06-03 12:11:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SWISS opened its new San Francisco gateway June 2 with the arrival of a newly designed Airbus 340 marking the start of new non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and Zurich, Switzerland. The new service will operate six times a week offering Bay Area passengers the opportunity to enjoy pure Swiss hospitality and feel right at home when flying to Switzerland and beyond to any of its 73 worldwide destinations. The newly designed...

2010-05-31 03:04:00

ZURICH and BERLIN, May 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a subanalysis from the FAIR-HF (Ferinject(R) Assessment in patients with IRon deficiency and Chronic Heart Failure) study demonstrate that correcting iron deficiency with Ferinject(R) (ferric carboxymaltose) can improve renal function in chronic heart failure patients. Ferinject(R) is an intravenous (i.v.) iron product used to treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia. These results were now presented at the Heart Failure...

2010-05-17 15:00:00

ZURICH, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Procedural Inc. (http://www.procedural.com) announced that Ulf Claesson has been appointed to Procedural's board of directors. Ulf Claesson has a corporate background with Hewlett-Packard and IBM, and managed spin-outs from Intuit and Ericsson. He is a serial entrepreneur and advises leading European and US investors. Ulf has a multicultural and multi-lingual business background, spent most of his career in Continental Europe and the United States, but has...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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