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2011-09-14 14:42:14

New study by Rice and Cornell researchers shows sustained interest in daily deals among consumers Despite recent news reports questioning the long-term viability of daily deal companies, a new study from researchers at Rice University and Cornell University shows that the companies are more popular than ever among consumers. "The key finding is that there is no evidence of waning interest among consumers of daily deal promotions," said Rice University's Utpal Dholakia, co-author of...

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

  Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts, various media outlets reported Tuesday. Telegraph reporter Nick Allen reports that the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, claims that the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, Indiana...

Mars Rovers Carry 9/11 Tributes
2011-09-09 06:25:16

  In September 2001, Honeybee Robotics employees in lower Manhattan were building a pair of tools for grinding weathered rinds off rocks on Mars, so that scientific instruments on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity could inspect the rocks' interiors. That month's attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, less than a mile away, shook the lives of the employees and millions of others. Work on the rock abrasion tools needed to meet a tight schedule to...

2011-09-01 08:22:00

Student-run venture fund invests in emerging leader in restaurant order management technology ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BR Venture Fund (BRV), an MBA student-run venture fund of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Restaurant Revolution Technologies (RRT), a restaurant order management technology company. BRV joins a group of investors in this capital round with an investment of...

Biological Basis For Delayed Gratification
2011-09-01 10:35:56

  Weill Cornell—led study looks at delayed gratification in adults first tested with marshmallows and cookies as pre-schoolers A landmark study in the late 1960s and early 1970s used marshmallows and cookies to assess the ability of preschool children to delay gratification. If they held off on the temptation to eat a treat, they were rewarded with more treats later. Some of the children resisted, others didn't. A newly published follow-up revisits some of the same...

2011-08-26 13:58:00

Due to Hurricane Irene this event has been canceled WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Fattah's (D-PA) event recognizing the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for its success in erecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument has been canceled due to Hurricane Irene. Details of the original event follow: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) More than 800 members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and their guests will gather on...

2011-08-25 16:37:00

Congressman Fattah (D-PA) will recognize the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for its success in erecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 800 members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and their guest will gather on Capitol Hill this weekend to receive recognition for their diligence in securing a place on the Mall for a National Memorial for their frat brother and civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

2011-08-23 12:03:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality provider to North America's premier sports stadiums and convention centers, announces a new collaboration with Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Hospitality strategist John Sergi, Centerplate's Chief Design Officer, together with Centerplate's Stir(TM) division, and Rupert Spies, a senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration, will premier HADM 5305: Strategic Hospitality Planning...

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2011-08-09 05:00:00

A new study suggests that sexual dysfunction in a relationship may have sources beyond the usual physical ailments. Cornell University and University of Chicago researchers have found a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the social networks shared by heterosexual men and their partners. The researchers describe the situation as "Partner Betweenness." In such cases, a man's female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants then the man does, can his romantic partner...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Year-long surge in adoption of medical image sharing technology has helped lifeIMAGE grow by nearly 100% for each of the last 4 fiscal quarters Newton, MA. (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 lifeIMAGE, the nation's leading service for universal e-sharing of medical images, today released unprecedented growth numbers demonstrating that adoption of medical image sharing is taking off as a national trend for U.S. hospitals. Until now, sharing medical images among doctors and across hospital systems was...