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see mosaicmosaic
, art of arranging colored pieces of marble, glass, tile, wood, or other material to produce a surface ornament. Ancient Mosaics

In Egypt and Mesopotamia, furniture, small architectural features, and jewelry were occasionally adorned with inset bits of
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tessera

(tess -ĕ-ră) (plural: tesserae) a type of surface feature found on Venus, consisting of a rugged elevated track extending for several thousand kilometers. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.
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Tessera

A small square piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make geometric or figurative mosaic patterns.
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tessera

[′tes·ə·rə]
(materials)
A small rectangular piece of ceramic tile, stone, or other material used in a mosaic design.
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tessera

tesserae: shown separately and combined in a mosaic
A small squarish piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make mosaic patterns, either geometric or figurative.
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tessera

1. a small square tile of stone, glass, etc., used in mosaics
2. a die, tally, etc., used in classical times, made of bone or wood
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Tessella's capability in data analytics will enhance Altran's Intelligent Systems solution and VueForge offer, the firm said.
Established in 1980, Tessella has a footprint of four offices across the United Kingdom, three in the United States (Boston, Houston and Washington DC) and one in the Netherlands.
Tessella collaborates on projects at the cutting edge of innovation, including increasing productivity in the development of new medicines; designing satellites to observe and understand the universe; harnessing fusion power to provide unlimited, clean energy; and minimising risk for workers in harsh and dangerous conditions.
STFC has a long-standing and fruitful relationship with Tessella which includes work at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, in Oxfordshire.
Tessella chief executive Alan Gaby said: "We have a great team working in Warrington that is valued by our clients and I'm absolutely confident that the tenancy at Sci-Tech Daresbury's Innovation Centre will help us deepen our engagement with STFC in Daresbury and the wider Daresbury community and provide an engine for future growth."
John Downes, chief executive of Langtree and director of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: "Tessella is a globally-renowned business operating at the very forefront of innovation and working on projects of international significance.
These terabytes of data (a terabyte is roughly equivalent to 1,000 gigabytes or 1,000,000 megabytes) come in a myriad of file formats too--500 or more in the case of one pharmaceutical company with which Tessella works.
Much of the core software for that has been created by Tessella. Another EU project, KEEP (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable), is developing standards for emulation software that pretends to be a particular hardware device--perhaps an obsolete one.
Entrusted with medical and scientific research records of global significance, Wellcome Library has recently awarded a contract to information services and technology company Tessella for the long-term preservation and management of its born digital material.
Abingdon-headquartered Tessella was established in 1980 and has made it its mission to enhance value for customers through providing IT and consulting services based on scientific methods and rigorous quality procedures.A In addition to serving blue-chip customers, Tessella also partners with government agencies to help them solve technical and commercial problems of high complexity.
Blackburn, who led the investment on behalf of Mobeus, described Tessella as a world-class technology company and an excellent example of the
The investment is an extremely exciting opportunity for Mobeus, which looks forward to assisting Tessella with its international expansion, Blackburn stated.Country: UKSector: IT/Online Services, Business and Consumer ServicesTarget: Tessella LimitedBuyer: Tessella's management, Mobeus Equity Partners LLC Deal size in USD: 28mType: MBOStatus: Closed