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2011-06-15 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) will be hosting a free panel discussion on how to build and develop a career in Web Design. The event will be held Monday, June 20, 2011 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

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2011-06-13 11:17:20

Aisha Sohail describes the Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST and the work of building artificial brains to be used in robotics.

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2011-06-09 13:45:00

NASA said on Thursday that its Voyager spacecraft has helped to show that the edge of our solar system may not be smooth, but filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles.

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2011-05-13 07:40:00

Sugar has been found to be an effective and low-cost way to boost the effectiveness of antibiotics for chronic bacterial infections such as staph, strep, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections, researchers say.

2011-05-11 23:54:08

James Collins, a pioneering researcher in the new field of systems biology and a MacArthur Genius, says: "You know the old saying: 'a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down?' This is more like 'a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine work.'

2011-05-02 23:45:13

A joint study by academics in Switzerland, Germany and at Boston University sheds new light on the formation of financial bubbles and crashes.

2011-04-29 01:26:31

In a paper to be published today [April 29, 2011] in the journal Science, a team of Boston University researchers under the direction of Michael Hasselmo, professor of psychology and director of Boston University's Computational Neurophysiology Laboratory, and Mark Brandon, a recent graduate of the Graduate Program for Neuroscience at Boston University, present findings that support the hypothesis that spatial coding by grid cells requires theta rhythm oscillations, and dissociates the...

2011-04-01 10:50:00

BOSTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor in Boston University's Department of Biology, has coauthored an analysis published this week in the journal Science that shows how declines of bat populations caused by a new wildlife disease and fatalities at industrial-scale wind turbines could lead to substantial economic losses on the farm. Natural pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S.

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2011-03-29 13:31:58

A new study funded by NASA has found that Amazon forests are losing their greenness due to last year's record-breaking drought.

2011-02-21 16:02:00

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston University's Wellness Program will host a panel of leading eating disorder experts who will address its college students about body image.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.