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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....

2014-08-14 12:27:58

Computer algorithm also provides 'quality assurance' for lab-created cells BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a "roadmap" for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the same favorable...

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...

2014-04-30 23:05:34

Products being donated for inclusion in Wellness Program Kits and handed out to students. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 California Exotic Novelties, the novelty industry’s leading sexual wellness corporate advocate, partners with Boston University. Mini massagers and flyers about Club CalExotics—the company’s online community which is a resource for information about sex, intimacy, and pleasure products—are being donated to the Wellness Program Kits. The Boston University...

2014-01-30 23:32:08

MED-Ed Facilities Boston, the healthcare and educational facilities design and construction event for New England, April 1-2, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston Massachusetts announced their line-up of speakers for the conference. Speakers included leaders from Boston Architectural College, Boston University, Brown University- Planning, Design and Construction, MIT Facilities and UMASS Medical School. Centerville, MA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The educational program featuring...

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

[ Watch the Video: More Than Hot Air - Explosive Find Under Washington DC ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC. Scientists from Duke University and Boston University say that they have discovered more than 5,893 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under DC. The team also said that dozens of these leaks...

2014-01-15 20:23:03

RPX Clears Significant Patent Risk for Clients SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that it has completed a licensing transaction with Boston University to acquire sub-license rights to patents used in optoelectronic devices such as blue LEDs and laser diodes. This transaction eliminates RPX clients' exposure to a broad-based litigation campaign and will result in the dismissal...

2014-01-08 23:02:56

National Institute of Mental Health Director Salutes UVA Discovery Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 For the second year in a row, groundbreaking research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics has made the list of the year’s top 10 discoveries and breakthroughs, as compiled by the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Under the heading “Brain Exceptionalism,” NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel,...

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...

2013-12-03 23:02:15

PharmaCheck, a new inexpensive and portable tool with the potential to revolutionize detection of poor-quality medicines around the world, has been selected by Scientific American as one of the science magazine’s “World Changing Ideas of 2013 — Ten ways science may jazz up our gadgets, help to solve our most intractable problems and save lives.” PharmaCheck is featured in Scientific American’s December issue. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 PharmaCheck, a new...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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