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Peacocks Inspire Virtual World
2012-08-30 04:46:20

Researchers from Michigan State University are creating digital peacocks to explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce.

2010-01-26 10:00:00

HARPER WOODS, Mich., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidasports announced today an agreement with the University of Michigan men's and women's swim teams to use AvidaMetrics, a breakthrough product using athletic telemetry for swimming.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.