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2014-07-07 04:21:26

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. and DENVER, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced the organization is changing its name to the "Online Learning Consortium" (OLC), effective immediately. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124409 "Our organization's reach and impact has grown significantly since Sloan-C was first conceived in 1992,"...

2014-05-01 16:27:01

Nation's Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make Science Compelling and Accessible to Everyone NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers - bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City. The program lineup for the 2014 World Science Festival can be found at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/events, where...

One-Percent Accurate Measurement Of Universe Completed By BOSS
2014-01-09 09:02:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) announced on Wednesday that their project has measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent – precise measurements that will help astronomers in their search to determine the true nature of dark energy. “One-percent accuracy in the scale of the universe is the most precise such measurement ever made,” explained principal investigator David...

2013-11-18 23:29:13

American Sentinel University will present seven informative sessions, including an innovative 3D virtual learning nursing simulation focused on the key aspects of next generation technology in online learning at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium, International Conference on Online Learning held Nov. 20-22, 2013. Stop by and learn more about American Sentinel’s innovative next generation technology in online learning at Booth 5 in the Northern Hemisphere Foyer during exhibit hall hours...

2013-08-14 23:17:43

Awarded in Eight Scientific Fields: Chemistry, Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Sciences, and Physics New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. The two-year, $50,000 fellowships are awarded annually to 126 early-career researchers in the U.S. and Canada in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique...

2013-08-14 23:03:03

Premier supplement company Woodbolt International is among 300 recipients of the prestigious Sloan Awards, which recognize companies for their ability to maintain flexible and efficient work environments. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 It has been said that employee satisfaction is the driving force behind the success of a company. Woodbolt International, leading nutritional supplement company, and innovators of the popular brand, Cellucor, received the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan...

Mapping The Skies In 3D Gets Help From University Of Colorado
2013-06-26 13:16:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The University of Colorado has announced it is becoming a full partner of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-IV (SDSS-IV), looking to help in efforts to map the entire sky in three dimensions. The program began in 2000 and has currently mapped about 50 percent of the visible northern sky in three dimensions. In the process of creating this map, the project has identified almost 500 million astronomical objects, including asteroids, stars,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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