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2011-01-07 00:00:48

Boston College Libraries is one of the first in the nation to serve students with a mobile app McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 6, 2011 Boston College Libraries has released an iPhone app that leverages LogiXML's new library data reporting technology to help students find and use library resources. The iPhone app "” built using LogiXML's newly released product, Logi Insight for Libraries "” allows students to view their library record, check the availability of books that were...

2010-12-05 17:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston College, riding a five game winning streak to close out the regular season, will face No. 13 Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game at AT&T Park. The 7-5 Eagles and 12-1 Wolf Pack will play Sunday, January 9, 2011 with a 6 p.m. [PST]/9:00 p.m. [EST] kickoff. ESPN will televise the game to a nationwide audience. Bowl co-founder and Executive Director Gary Cavalli welcomed the Eagles back to San Francisco after prior visits in...

2010-10-27 16:18:00

NCPA says shortfall leaves players ripe for illegal payments plaguing college sports RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ink on the NCAA's new $11 billion TV contract with CBS has barely dried, BCS Conferences are anticipating record revenues from their new ESPN contract, and conferences are continuing to raid one another in search of higher revenue, but a new study shows that the "full" scholarship athletes that generate all of this money are unknowingly left to pay...

2010-10-26 00:35:27

The development and first use of a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito have established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the insect adapts to outsmart insecticides and other preventive measures, according to findings published in the current edition of the journal Science. The SNP array's snapshot of the Anopheles gambiae genome can be used by scientists worldwide to advance public health efforts to contain and eliminate the deadly disease,...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm® Insurance Companies kicks off Friday Night Feats, a national high school football video contest to find the biggest moments of the season, this Friday. Players, parents, and fans can win up to $17,500 for their high school. The contest begins Aug. 27 with first, second and third place winners - as voted by the fans - being named Dec. 13. "In 2009, we saw hundreds of great plays and community support that led to big...

2010-08-17 17:32:43

students aren't the only ones learning online. so are their teachers. English and math teachers who took professional development courses online improved their instructional practices and boosted their subject knowledge scores, producing modest performance gains for their students, report Boston College researchers in one of the first large-scale randomized experiments to study the impact of online professional development for educators. As teacher performance comes under increased scrutiny,...

2010-06-29 02:30:58

A cluster of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer form a biosensor capable of using electrochemical signals to detect minute amounts of proteins, which could provide a crucial new diagnostic tool for the detection of a range of illnesses, a team of Boston College researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The nanotube biosensor proved capable of detecting human ferritin, the primary iron-storing protein of cells, and E7 oncoprotein derived...

2010-06-08 07:59:15

Boston College researchers report nanotech thin film advance A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the "thick & thin" challenge inherent to capturing light and extracting current for solar power, Boston College researchers report in the current online edition of the journal Physica Status Solidi. The quest for high power conversion efficiency in most thin film solar cells has...

2010-04-16 12:38:03

An increase in the release of monocytes from bone marrow into the bloodstream predicts how rapidly AIDS develops in monkeys and the magnitude of monocyte turnover correlates with the severity of brain disease in AIDS, Boston College researchers report in the current edition of the online journal PLoS Pathogens. The researchers report the first observation within AIDS of a marker in blood or plasma exclusive to monocytes, which underscores the relationship between innate immune response and...

2010-04-08 14:02:25

Super-thin material advances toward next generation applications The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in a range of nano-electronic devices, researchers report in the April 9 issue of the journal Science. The team of engineers and theoretical physicists from the University of Texas at Austin, Boston College, and France's...

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