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

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 also quantifies the strengths of educational best practices in reading, math and science, both at school and at home.

2013-09-19 15:43:10

Having a job is a privilege that brings many things - satisfaction, pride, a roof over your head, a way of life.

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

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.

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

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.

2013-07-08 14:20:42

An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters.

Single Pixel Terahertz Imaging Advanced With Laser Guided Codes
2013-06-25 15:11:52

The universe is awash in terahertz (THz) waves, as harmless as they are abundant. But unlike other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, THz has proven to be extremely difficult to manipulate in order to capture novel images of objects and materials with which these light waves interact.

2012-12-17 11:16:47

Turns out the trope is true: You should trust your gut — as long as you’re an expert.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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