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2012-06-15 06:23:15

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National History Day (NHD) officials announced the winners of the 2012 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest before a crowd of thousands of students, teachers and parents today at the University of Maryland. The closing ceremony of this year's competition recognized the outstanding work of students at the junior and senior levels across nine categories. "Students from all over the nation showed their passion for history...

2012-04-09 02:25:29

Clark School Researchers Discover Nanoscale Phenomenon, Potential Computer Speed Advantages COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have discovered that when electric current is run through carbon nanotubes, objects nearby heat up while the nanotubes themselves stay cool, like a toaster that burns bread without getting hot. Understanding this phenomenon could lead to new ways of building computer processors that can run at higher speeds without...

2012-02-08 09:34:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program, a high-impact economic development initiative fostering innovation and new jobs in the State of Maryland, has approved 16 new technology product development projects worth $4.1 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) Teaming companies and faculty throughout the State of Maryland, the projects include: floating islands to clean the...

2012-01-18 07:54:00

Deutsch Foundation-Sponsored Work Offers Multi-Pronged Attack on Major Medical Problem COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In helping people with serious medical problems, doctors depend on catheters to deliver medications, carry away bodily wastes and monitor vital signs. However, the very catheters that are so important to their patients' health can themselves be infected by bacteria and become sources of serious and costly complications. Researchers at the...

2012-01-03 08:16:00

My Weight Doctor® Makes It Easy to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions With These Simple Tips COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It happens every year, millions of Americans make resolutions to lose weight. Most persons end that pledge after the first few weeks of the New Year but experts at My Weight Doctor® say it may be that people are trying too hard to make quick changes. The experts say that making small, gradual changes to boost your metabolism will...

2011-11-30 08:36:00

Researchers to construct a wireless network of animal-borne embedded devices to help track wildlife COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Endangered species regulations are aimed at protecting animals at risk, but how can we be sure about what is happening to them when humans aren't around? Researchers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, the National Geographic Society and Princeton University are teaming up...

2011-11-17 13:14:00

Energy expert advocates investing in "the other fuel cell" to reduce reliance on fossil fuels now, not in decades. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When most people hear the words "fuel cell," they think of eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered cars that emit nothing more than water. And that, says Professor Eric Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC), is one of the reasons we're all not driving one. The U.S. Department of...

2011-09-29 07:31:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Pecht, an internationally recognized engineering professor at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, will be inducted into the school's Innovation Hall of Fame for making electronics more reliable, predicting when they will fail and enabling proactive programs to maintain them successfully. In a world where electronics have become critical to the proper functioning of everything from space...

2011-08-26 16:30:00

For the third year in a row, Massage Envy College Park will be participating in the University of Marylandâs orientation. College Park, MD (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 College Park, Maryland (August 25, 2011)- For the third year in a row, Massage Envy College Park will be holding a health and wellness seminar for all incoming freshman at the University of Marylandâs orientation on August 30th. Massage Envy College Park reaches out to incoming freshman, especially those...

2011-08-10 10:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a historically effective innovation development program in the State of Maryland, has approved 15 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $4.2 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO ) Among the projects are new drugs, treatments or tests for breast cancer, staph infections and malaria, "green" heated chicken house...