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2013-06-06 23:30:28

Second Annual Event to Feature Dozens of Hands-On Space and Technological Exhibits Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is once again bringing the future to life this weekend, and New England´s families can join in the fun. TouchTomorrow, now in its second year, is a free event held on the WPI campus composed of hands-on exhibits and activities focused on our scientific and technological future. The activities and exhibits are designed to be enjoyed...

2013-06-03 23:03:28

Eleven teams to vie for $1.5 million prize; WPI to serve as host site for second year. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 From June 5-7 on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 11 teams of citizen inventors from across the country will once again compete for a purse of $1.5 million. The challenge: Design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. Last year, WPI was the first university selected as host and manager — officially...

2013-04-05 11:45:19

Registration is open for teams seeking to compete in the $1.5 million energy storage competition known as the Night Rover Challenge, sponsored by NASA and the Cleantech Open of Palo Alto, Calif. To win, a team must demonstrate a stored energy system that can power a simulated solar-powered exploration vehicle that can operate through multiple cycles of daylight and extended periods of darkness. "The goal of the Night Rover Challenge is to stimulate innovations in energy storage...

2012-10-26 08:28:35

NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money. During the 2013 NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge, teams will compete to demonstrate a robot can locate and retrieve geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain without human control. The objective of the competition is to encourage...

2012-09-28 14:15:17

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck and Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik will be visiting some of America's most recognized universities next week. The NASA top technologists will meet with students and faculty to discuss the agency's current and upcoming new technology and innovation initiatives. Peck will be visiting Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Oct. 3, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Thursday, Oct. 4. Gazarik will visit the University...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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