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2014-06-30 15:10:38

Boston College Boston College, New Mexico and Duke researchers advance THz imaging using unique metamaterial A novel metamaterial enables a fast, efficient and high-fidelity terahertz radiation imaging system capable of manipulating the stubborn electromagnetic waves, advancing a technology with potential applications in medical and security imaging, a team led by Boston College researchers reports in the online edition of the journal Nature Photonics. The team reports it developed...

2014-06-28 23:03:06

Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online high school, attends conference held jointly by Harvard University and the College Board. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Cyndy Locke, Director of College Counseling for Oaks Christian Online (OCO) High School, represents the online high school's college-preparatory program at the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admission, held June 22-27 this year. The institute is an annual program organized jointly...

2014-05-29 23:18:12

American Hydroponics supports Boston College Professor Mike Barnett’s mission to educate urban youth. Arcata, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 American Hydroponics (AmHydro) has donated $15,000 worth of hydroponic equipment to Boston College’s Lynch School of Education to help facilitate a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) education grant. This grant will allow education professor Mike Barnett to add more teachers to his interdisciplinary education program that uses hydroponics...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2013-12-20 10:20:48

Findings cross religious and political Lines, psychologists at Boston College and Boston University report Suicide is a major public health issue; it takes the lives of more than a million people each year. It is also widely believed to be immoral. Why do people so commonly believe it is wrong for people to take their own lives? According to a study by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, people – even non-religious people – make this moral judgment because they believe...

Global Study Validates Best Practices In Teaching
2013-10-01 08:46:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first global study to examine the issue of cultural educational excellence confirms that parental and administrative support is critical to academic success. The report, released Monday by the IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, also quantifies the strengths of educational best practices in reading, math and science, both at school and at home. "The data supports many long held beliefs...

2013-09-19 15:43:10

Performance and pay suffer when clients don't understand what professionals do Having a job is a privilege that brings many things - satisfaction, pride, a roof over your head, a way of life. But what happens when not everyone understands what you do, affecting how they perceive you and how much they want to pay you? A new study co-written by a Boston College Carroll School of Management professor aims to address that very issue. Titled "What Clients Don't Get about My Profession: A...

Researchers Discover Novel Material For Cooling Of Electronic Devices
2013-07-29 10:57:48

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer heat more effectively from electronic devices than diamond, the best-known thermal conductor to date. As microelectronic devices become smaller, faster, and more powerful, thermal management is becoming a critical challenge. This work...

New Form Of Carbon: Grossly Warped 'Nanographene'
2013-07-15 15:15:00

Boston College Bucking planarity, contorted sheets of graphene alter physical, optical and electronic properties of new material Chemists at Boston College and Nagoya University in Japan have synthesized the first example of a new form of carbon, the team reports in the most recent online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry. The new material consists of multiple identical pieces of grossly warped graphene, each containing exactly 80 carbon atoms joined together in a network of 26...


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