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2014-01-27 14:51:38

'Social' groups form a discrete category in the brain For our brain, animate and inanimate objects belong to different categories and any information about them is stored and processed by different networks. A study by Raffaella Rumiati from SISSA, Andrea Carnaghi from the University of Trieste, and others shows that there is also another category that is functionally distinct from the others, namely, the category of "social" groups. The study has just been published in the scientific...

Tablets And E-Readers Not Commonly Used By Children For Educational Purposes
2014-01-25 04:20:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While mobile devices can be used for information or education, many children aren’t taking advantage of the technology. According to a study published on Friday, two-thirds of the young Americans now have access to an e-reader or tablet, but only half of them actually use it to read. Conducted by Joan Ganz Cooney Center, researchers surveyed nearly 1,600 parents on how much time their two- to 10-year-old children spent with...

2014-01-22 23:24:02

Educational publisher Teacher Created Materials (TCM) of Huntington Beach, CA, is excited to announce that Kevin J. Davies has joined the organization as Vice President of Digital Strategies. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Educational publisher Teacher Created Materials (TCM) of Huntington Beach, CA, is excited to announce that Kevin J. Davies has joined the organization as Vice President of Digital Strategies. Kevin spent the past 14 years building and growing a digital...

2014-01-15 23:22:29

Luke Goetting of Puffingston was selected for top honors among more than 100 nominees in the First Annual Prezi Awards. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Luke Goetting of Puffingston, a presentation design firm based in Chicago, recently won the “Best Business Prezi of 2013” Award with his presentation “Tablets for Security Consultants: 5 Ways to Maximize ROI.” His presentation was awarded top honors in the business category and was one of six overall winners selected by Prezi,...

Planetarium Projecting Software
2014-01-15 13:20:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin have teamed up with graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA to create a new kind of technique for projecting images in a planetarium-like style. The new technology could help bring the concept of projecting images onto contoured surfaces for a virtual experience to an even wider audience. Dome planetariums use numerous projectors like this to recreate the...

2014-01-14 16:28:40

MESA, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solution for the national K-12 market, has released Synergy Online Registration, a fully-integrated module of the Synergy® Education Platform designed to streamline school registration for parents and reduce administrative burden on district staff. Available to all Synergy districts, this module extends the existing functionality in the Synergy SIS to provide a...

2014-01-14 12:29:25

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologic Technology Systems, Inc. announced the completion of a multi-year, business and student information system agreement with Scurry-Rosser Independent School District, located 35 miles southeast of Dallas. This upgrade to TEAMS(TM) will replace the district's current TxEIS software with a more fully integrated, centralized system that connects both business and student data across the district. "We were looking to upgrade our...

2014-01-12 23:00:48

In today's fast-paced world, people are expected to master new skills and acquire large amounts of knowledge in very little time. While this may seem difficult or even impossible, Leo Fuchigami believes it's something everyone can do with the right approach to studying. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 In a recent interview posted on eReflect's product website and blog, Leo Fuchigami reveals the secrets of efficient study time with his how-to guides that cover skills...

2014-01-10 23:02:43

NetDimensions won Gold and Silver Brandon Hall Group 2013 Excellence in Technology Awards for Best Advance in Performance Support Technology and Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training, respectively. Rocky Hill, CT (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems, won Gold and Silver Brandon Hall Group 2013 Excellence in Technology Awards in the following categories:...

2014-01-09 23:23:57

The GO-GO Special will allow the Chair of a Medical or Dental Teaching/Training Center to GET ONE free hour of presentation design on a slide deck of their choosing, and then GIVE ONE hour to the remaining faculty. In addition, during the month of January, any time a faculty member takes advantage of this special, the Chair will get another hour. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Laser Pointer is a presentation design firm specializing in helping medical and dental speakers take...


Word of the Day
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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