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2014-05-20 08:24:24

POTSDAM, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What makes people use less energy? For many, it's the cost: economic, environmental or both. Costs are only made clear, though, in a monthly utility bill. And that's something millions of Americans never see. These are people who live in various types of housing where power is part of the rent. This group includes more than half a million New York state inhabitants that live in college residence halls. Across the U.S., student...

2014-05-19 12:23:47

POTSDAM, N.Y., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At some point, everyone's ancestors depended on a three-stone fire. It's exactly what the name suggests: three stones of roughly the same size that hold cookware over an open flame. It's the traditional way of heating food and water, but it also poses risks and other problems. Users can be burned or scalded. Smoke can't be controlled. Only one piece of cookware can be used at a time and three-stone fires are inefficient and waste...

2014-04-30 08:33:13

Company awarded funding that acknowledges its highly specialized expertise POTSDAM, N.Y., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NexID Biometrics LLC, whose "liveness detection" technology boosts protection in applications with critical security-authentication needs, today announced it has received a series of funding grants totaling $325,000, including a highly competitive award given to emerging companies in central New York state....

2010-09-16 13:22:00

In their critical first year, many freshmen have to rely on luck to get the courses they want. However some institutions turn luck into a sure bet. To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/infosilem/freshmen-gambling-on-choice-of-classes BLAINVILLE, QC, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ - For most freshmen the drawn-out drama of starting college can be an overwhelming experience. Freshmen have many choices to make before settling in: visit the campus, travel time from...

2008-10-23 15:00:17

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and Clarkson University today announced they have been jointly awarded $1.4 million through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant program, a prestigious national award that recognizes innovative teaching approaches that foster Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills among high school students. Beacon Institute and Clarkson received the award to expand...

2005-01-09 12:37:45

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Scientists are researching the long-term environmental effects of winter road maintenance, using the Cascade Lakes near Lake Placid as a laboratory. While many studies have been done around the country on the negative impacts of road salt, this one stands out because it's so comprehensive, said Clarkson University biologist Tom Langen, who heads the study. "We're looking at all aspects of environmental degradation at one site, looking at the past, present, and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.