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2014-06-30 23:06:40

The International Society of Safety Professional and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University sponsored the 6th Annual Human Factors and SMS Seminar. Mr. Dan McCune, Associate Vice President for Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event which was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas Love Field. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Mr. D Smith, founder and President of the International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP), said he...

2014-06-30 16:26:35

"Fitwits" Engages Kids in Meaningful Health Improvement Practices PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fitwits, a new startup company out of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, is helping families fight childhood obesity and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. Five years in the making and backed by nearly $1 million of investments thus far, Fitwits is part of the CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation....

2014-06-24 08:22:22

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has brought its autonomous vehicle to Washington to enable Congress to experience the technology up close and personal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Following an exciting and successful demonstration of the Carnegie Mellon vehicle in September, which transported Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 33 miles to Pittsburgh International...

2014-06-20 12:25:37

First in New York to be Designated an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command have named the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, the first in New York earning the designation and one of only a handful in the country to earn all three Center of Excellence designations from NSA....

2014-06-16 08:29:41

'Fidget Widgets' Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab know that doodling, fiddling, and fidgeting are anything but trivial. The fascinating and powerful interrelation of bodily movement, cognition, and emotional state has been amply demonstrated, and...

2014-06-12 23:06:18

A biotech startup focused on low-cost treatments for infectious diseases and cancer patients and a marketing strategy firm have joined the community of early-stage companies at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 A biotech startup focused on low-cost treatments for infectious diseases and cancer patients and a marketing strategy firm have joined the community of early-stage companies at the University City Science Center in...

2014-06-09 00:21:12

CMU Alumni Tony Winners Now Number 32; School to Partner with Tonys on 2015 Educator Honor NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University alumna Jamie deRoy (A'67) received a Tony Award on Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall, increasing the number of Carnegie Mellon alumni who have received Tonys to 32. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Celebrating its centennial in 2014, CMU's School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in...

2014-06-06 12:22:54

June 8 Spot Focuses on University's Strengths in Arts, Business, Science and Technology PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after announcing that it has become the Tony Awards first exclusive education partner, Carnegie Mellon University is releasing its first network, prime-time television commercial to air on Sunday, June 8, during the Tony Awards broadcast on CBS. The animated spot, which highlights CMU's success in the arts, business, science and technology, will air twice...

2014-06-02 23:01:35

Four-person team wins $10,000 prize for development of smart robotic prosthetic hand; team aims for improved functionality at price point accessible for greater number of amputees. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A four-person undergraduate team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) captured first-place honors at the Third Annual Cornell Cup USA recently at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the development of a smart robotic prosthetic hand. The WPI team was...

2014-05-27 23:01:47

Caltech and The Innovation Institute will collaborate to further the advancement of medical research and development. La Palma, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The Innovation Institute announced today that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has signed a memorandum of understanding that will give The Innovation Institute the opportunity to collaborate directly with researchers at Caltech on the development of new healthcare products. “Caltech is a world-class organization,...


Word of the Day
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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