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Eureka

(yo͞orē`kə), port city (1990 pop. 27,025), seat of Humboldt co., NW Calif., on Humboldt Bay; inc. 1856. Lumbering, fishing, tourism, and dairying are all important to its economy. A 40-acre (16-hectare) redwood park is in the city, and to the southeast is the Headwaters Forest, the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods. In Eureka is the College of the Redwoods; Humboldt State Univ. is nearby.

Eureka

[yə′rē·kə]
(astronomy)
An asteroid orbiting near the following Lagrangian point of the planet Mars, located on Mars's orbit, 60° behind the planet; the first Trojan asteroid of the sun-Mars system to be discovered, in 1990.

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Eureka
A responder beacon on the ground normally used in conjunction with an airborne Rebecca system for providing distance measurement. It operates over a frequency band of 196 to 240 MHz. Directional aerials mounted on either side of the aircraft receive the signals. Returns from the port are received more strongly by the port aerial, and vice versa. Signals from straight ahead are received with equal strength. This is reflected on the cathode-ray tube (CRT) indicator.

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A European technological development programme.
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The program's Ureka! Big Idea contest began in 2008.
Genaro Lapez, UnionBank executive vice president and Ureka proponent, said owners and operators of SMEs were aware of the need for an online presence, and it was important for UnionBank to prove that the technology was not as daunting as it seems.
(AMTI), Dragonpay, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Panahon TV, PLDT SME Nation, Shopinas, and GeiserMaclang, and e-commerce advocate, Janette Toral-the Ureka Forum concluded the successful transformation of local businesses into global enterprises, integrating technology into their business blueprints to become their unique competitive advantage.
He adds that the Ureka forum, which seeks to enable the mass-conversion of SMEs to e-commerce, is also seen to add value in the economy in time for the Asean integration and the country's participation in Apec.