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The Future Of Robotics Is Soft And Practically

The Future Of Robotics Is Soft And Practically Indestructible

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fire, snow, water - and being crushed by a car - are no problem for a new “bio-inspired” robot. The science of soft robotics has taken a major leap forward with the production of the first...

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2014-09-19 12:23:59

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute) is proud to announce several new additions to its staff including Jon McLaughlin as Director of Institute Giving, Christopher Reichert as Director of Information Technology and Namita Raina as Marketing Manager. The Institute is dedicated to studying and exploring how our government and the Senate works and how it can work better - invigorating public discourse, and...

2014-09-19 08:21:12

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) announced its 2014-2015 class of IDB Executive Fellows at an installation ceremony in Washington, DC the morning of September 17, 2014 at the Army and Navy Club. The IDB established the Executive Fellows Program to provide selected retired senior leaders from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the military services an opportunity to continue to share...

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Wonderlic hires Competency-Based Education (CBE) expert, Larry Banks, Ph.D., to lead career education initiatives in effort to improve the job readiness and employability of graduates. Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Demand for competency-based education (CBE) is surging for career programs as students seek more efficient routes to job placement and employers expect graduates to be “job-ready.” This trend could not have come at a better time as the economy grows and the...

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OMICS Group International invites researchers, authors and academicians across the globe to participate in the ‘Open Access Week’ by actively contributing their research outcome as articles to OMICS Group Pharma and Omics Journals from 20-26th October, 2014. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 OMICS Group International invites researchers, authors and academicians across the globe to participate in the ‘Open Access Week’ by actively contributing their research outcome as articles to OMICS...

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Fraternity to host panel discussion on mentoring the next generation of black youth at the 44th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As controversy swirls around football stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, International President Jonathan Mason of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) is challenging each of the fraternity's 650 chapters--about 150,000 members--to organize community conversations across the...

2014-09-18 16:30:14

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension announces a platinum sponsorship of the 12th annual International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference which will be held at University of California, Irvine, Calit2 Building in Irvine, Calif. on Oct. 22-23. The SoC conference is a premier event for engineering communities devoted to chip design and development. The theme for this year's conference, hosted by Savant Company, Inc, is "Innovative SoCs,...

2014-09-18 12:27:28

"Debate Dershowitz" will Feature Famed Attorney Leading Vigorous Discussions on a Wide Range of Topics with an Emphasis on Domestic and International Politics NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced "Debate Dershowitz," a new limited run six-episode series with famed attorney Alan M. Dershowitz, is launching Sunday, September 21st at 10:00 am - Noon ET on SiriusXM's Indie Channel 102. The program will feature the Author, Libertarian, Activist and Harvard Law...

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President Mason joins a stellar group of international leaders to serve as Grand Marshall for one of the country's longest running parades and festival. This year's event is celebrating its 45th year in existence. NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan A. Mason Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) has been selected to serve as the Grand Marshall of Harlem's historic African American Day Parade. The parade and festival, one of the country's...

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-First-of-its-kind degree focuses on creating new ventures in the arts sector- PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchase College-SUNY today announced it will launch an MA in Entrepreneurship in the Arts--the first degree in the country that focuses exclusively on creating new entities in the arts sector. The program, which will commence fall 2015, will provide graduates with the skills to create arts ventures and act as entrepreneurs--along with an in-depth foundation...


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International Journal of Robotics Research
2012-07-13 19:37:17

The International Journal of Robotics Research is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1982 and published by SAGE Publications. It was the first scholarly published journal on robotic research. As of July 2012, the editor-in-chief is John M Hollerbach (University of Utah). The journal covers research in the field of robotics on topics from sensors and sensory interpretations to kinematics in motion planning. It is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and Sciences Citation...

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
2012-07-13 15:02:28

The International Journal of Quantum Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1967 by Per-Olov Lowdin. The journal moved to an in-house editorial office model in 2011, enlisting a permanent team of professional editors. It publishes original, primary research and review articles on all aspects of quantum chemistry, including an expanded scope focusing on aspects of materials science, biochemistry, biophysics, quantum physics, and quantum information theory. Image...

European Journal of Medical Chemistry
2012-05-12 22:03:06

The European Journal of Medical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for medical chemistry. It is published by Elsevier. It was established in 1966 under the title Chimica Therapeutica. That name was maintained until 1973. Even after changing to its current name in 1974, the journal was still subtitled Chimica Therapeutica until 1981; from 1982 to 1986 it was subtitled Chimie Therapeutique, indicating its French origin. The Journal publishes studies on all aspects of medicinal...

Computer Physics Communications
2012-05-12 20:23:51

Computer Physics Communications is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier under the North-Holland imprint. Special issues of this journal are published on an occasional basis. As of May 2012, the current principal coordinating editor in N. Stanley Scott (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland). The journal focuses on computational methodology, numerical analysis and hardware and software development in support of physics and physical chemistry. Articles covered...

Annals of Human Genetics
2012-05-07 06:56:58

The Annals of Human Genetics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1925 as the Annals of Eugenics by Karl Pearson, who was also the founder of Biometrika in 1901. Annals of Eugenics was changed to its current moniker in 1954 to reflect the changing views on the role of eugenics in society. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the University College, London. As of May 2012, its editor-in-chief is Andres Ruiz-Linares. The Institute for Scientific Information...

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