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2014-08-28 23:14:14

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces Rod, a fun-loving drama coach from Tallahassee, Fla. who longs to audition for roles on Broadway, but his 448-pound frame has made achieving that dream impossible. This episode documents his year-long physical and emotional journey. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces a fun-loving man from Tallahassee, Fla. He’s a drama coach who longs to audition...

2014-08-28 23:01:38

For the fourth consecutive year, an ASU student is a finalist in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual competition. Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Arizona State University graduate student Anthony Gonzales, co-founder of Force Impact Technologies, has been named one of five finalists in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 College Entrepreneur of the Year competition. This is the fourth consecutive year that an ASU student has been a finalist in the competition. Jared Schoepf, co-founder of...

2014-08-26 23:17:17

ASU launches mobile app to increase safety-related communication across its campuses. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) joins schools in 16 other states to launch the LiveSafe mobile application. First in the state of Arizona, ASU is the latest university to choose the system as its primary method to foster safety-related, two-way communication between students, faculty, and campus safety officials. LiveSafe is built with the latest in smartphone...

2014-08-26 23:13:56

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed to a $130,000 investment to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for the procurement of a tracker vehicle and a new lightning detection instrument to be integrated into a small, unmanned aircraft. This system is being designed to measure electric field changes associated with lightning strikes. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 This investment is a continuation of support from the Jonathan Merage...

2014-08-26 16:27:01

Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing private companies for five consecutive years and awarded at Marcum Tech Top 40 for the third consecutive year. PLAINVILLE, Conn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EasySeat Tickets, the leading Connecticut ticket reseller announced today that it has earned a place on Inc. magazine's prestigious Inc. 5000 Honor Roll after having been recognized by the publication as one of America's fastest-growing private companies for five...

2014-08-25 08:24:46

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online PhD Programs, an independent guide to earning a doctorate over the Internet, has published a ranking of the top 50 U.S. cities with highest percentage of doctoral degree holders (http://www.online-phd-programs.org/50-u-s-cities-with-the-most-doctoral-degree-holders/). The ranking offers brief profiles of the 50 U.S. cities with the highest percentage of inhabitants who possess doctorates, with possible explanations as to why....

2014-08-22 23:05:44

Award Presented by GrowFL, in Association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Honors Upcoming Second-Stage Businesses throughout Florida. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 BioZone Scientific International is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies selected from more than 500 nominations statewide, as this year’s Florida Companies to WatchSM winners. All 2014 winners will join an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years....

2014-08-18 23:09:12

Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding Corp., the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States, announced today that he will be the Lead Underwriter of the Inaugural Student Symposium for The Tampa Bay Research Institute “TBRI” to be held August 26, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Saint PEtersburg, Florida (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United...

photo is worth a thousand word
2014-08-17 02:00:38

Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating a single photo that can represent massive clusters of images. This tool can give users the photographic gist of a kid on Santa’s lap, housecats, or brides and grooms at their weddings. It works by generating an image that...

2014-08-14 23:05:52

College classes are back in session, but as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college, they’ll notice several changes to the campus experience. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Neon colors. Stirrup pants. Hi-top fades. All are 1980s-era icons that are back in style. But as a growing number of parents — many of whom were university students in the ‘80s — prepare to send their kids to college,...


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Martin J. Fettman
2012-10-27 13:48:02

Martin Joseph Fettman was selected as a Payload Specialist candidate by NASA in December of 1991 because of his life’s dedication to pathology. He continues today with his dedication by bringing awareness to science in space to many public forums. Fettman was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 31, 1965. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and graduated in 1973. He went on to further his academics at Cornell University. His focus was animal nutrition and in 1976, he...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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