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2014-08-18 23:07:22

Stanford Professor Brings Powerful Research from Lab to Marketplace Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Nirmidas Biotech, Inc., a diagnostic research technology company, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed round funding to commercialize its fluorescence enhancing plasmonic gold technology, called “pGOLD.” The technology platform, which significantly boosts the ability to detect disease biomarkers, is based on nearly a decade of research at Stanford University and is...

2014-08-15 23:02:43

Looking for Unheralded Pioneers from Around the World with Provocative and Transformative Ideas Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has announced that nominations are open for the 2015 Resonate Awards (http://resnick.caltech.edu/awards-nomination.php). The awards are designed to bring attention to unheralded innovators with provocative ideas that contribute to long term sustainability. These include meeting the world’s energy needs...

2014-08-14 12:32:16

Company founded by students of the entrepreneurship program at Carnegie Mellon University. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The challenge of meeting new people and expanding your personal network just got a lot easier for individuals in Pittsburgh. This is great news for people, such as young professionals, who are new to the area or those who are long-time residents and simply enjoy sharing conversation. SitWith, a startup company incubated the entrepreneurship...

2014-08-13 23:08:30

Janie Langdale is Recognized for her Leadership and Community Involvement Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Janie Langdale has been selected to join Leadership Columbia. Sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Columbia (LC) program provides existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge and network. “As a transplant to Columbia, I am constantly discovering more...

2014-08-06 16:25:18

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers has uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon," atmospheric particles that play an important role in warming the atmosphere but are poorly understood. The team, led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana, said these findings, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, could help improve global climate predictions....

2014-08-04 12:37:01

- Lists Reveal Top 20 Colleges in Categories From "Great Financial Aid" and "Best Career Services" to "Best Science Facilities" NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Princeton Review survey that asked students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences, the college at which students reported the highest satisfaction with their financial aid awards was Pomona College (CA). Northeastern University (MA) earned the #1 spot...

blood test for suicide risk
2014-08-02 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Newly discovered chemical changes in the body could ultimately lead to a blood test to help predict whether or not a person is at risk of committing suicide, according to new research appearing in the online edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry. The discovery, which was made by scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2014-07-28 23:00:10

Balluff donates sensors and speaks at TECHFIT workshop designed for increasing students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Florence, KY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “Looking to the future of manufacturing, we need skilled and excited people for automation. This demands that we encourage and invest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at schools to help develop the next generation of manufacturing,” says Will Healy III, Strategic...

2014-07-24 12:25:36

University enhances, formalizes degree-completion program with greater financial and academic support for former student-athletes seeking to complete their degrees, at any time CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the launch of an enhanced degree-completion program that honors former student-athletes' scholarships for life. This program - Complete Carolina - provides financial support for degree completion,...

2014-07-23 08:37:09

New Counseling@Northwestern Program Offered Through The Family Institute at Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill., and LANDOVER, Md., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), announced today that they will partner to deliver a new online Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, Counseling@Northwestern, which will begin accepting applications in fall 2014 for classes beginning in spring 2015. The Family Institute at...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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