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2014-09-17 08:25:19

BEIJING, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In May this year, a senior official proposed implementing the "Three Changes" during his visit to Henan, which fully embodied the care and expectations of the Chinese government towards "Made in China", "Chinese Quality" and "Chinese brand". The three changes include "Promoting change from 'Made in China' to 'Created in China', from 'Chinese speed' to 'Chinese quality', and from 'Chinese product' to 'Chinese brand'" (hereinafter referred to as...

2014-09-17 04:22:02

Series of global parent surveys shows great optimism about the benefits of internet in schools, but strong desire to curb commercial data mining and profiling BRUSSELS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surveys of nearly 5,500 parents in 11 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America, show that parents have high hopes for the contribution that Internet applications can make to their children's education, especially when it comes to acquiring...

2014-09-17 04:20:31

Establishes first-of-its-kind scientific greenhouse on urban farm to encourage education, science and agriculture ASHDOD, Israel, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, today celebrated the establishment of the first advanced educational greenhouse designed to help elementary and high school students learn more about the science and technology of agriculture, and its importance to global...

2014-09-16 23:16:31

University Students Return Triumphant from a Summer Interning in China through CrossContinental.org. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 On-the-job experience and volunteer hours make one stand out amongst the fierce competition for medical school or other graduate programs. Sadly, internship opportunities in hospitals are very limited in North America. However, pre-med university students Mika White and Tate Besougloff were able to find hands-on technical training in an actual...

2014-09-16 23:16:18

Jigsaw Academy has launched their new 'Analytics for Beginners' course on the Udemy online platform. The course is aimed at everybody with an interest in knowing more about the fundamentals of analytics and related careers. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Jigsaw Academy, the premier online analytics training academy recently launched a new video course ‘Analytics for Beginners’. This course for beginners is 6-10 hours and is for anyone and everyone that wants to know more about...

2014-09-16 23:15:59

VibrAlign, Inc., U.S. distributor of Fixturlaser shaft alignment systems, awarded a scholarship along with free use of alignment equipment to Kellogg Community College as part of its Realigning America scholarship program. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Kellogg student Darrick Owen wrote an essay that won him a Realigning America scholarship and earned the college’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center one year’s use of a state-of-the-art laser shaft alignment...

2014-09-16 23:14:12

CompuHigh online high school used Khan Academy’s “You Can Learn Anything” campaign as a launching point for a school-wide discussion about perseverance, the role of praise, and the mastery learning process. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 CompuHigh online high school recently joined the “You Can Learn Anything” movement launched by Khan Academy. The goal of this movement is to “help people realize they can build up their intelligence by embracing the struggle of learning.”...

2014-09-16 23:12:50

Antioch University introduces an online option for the graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by its New England campus. It is now accepting applications for the January 2015 term. Yellow Spings, OH (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Antioch University has introduced an online option of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University New England. The new offering joins a growing list of programs offered through Antioch’s online campus. The...

2014-09-16 23:11:49

SIMULATIONiQ™ CaseMaster™, is a cloud-based subscription system that enables learners to practice on virtual patients from anywhere, at any time, and on any device to master clinical skills. Exton, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 In partnership with Drexel University College of Medicine, Education Management Solutions (EMS), the leader in clinical simulation management solutions, today launched SIMULATIONiQ™ CaseMaster™, a cloud-based subscription system that enables learners to...

2014-09-16 23:11:29

Despite a lack of public funding, specialized vocational school starts its fourth year as a model for educating the nation’s 750,000 young people with autism about to age out of the public school system. Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Defying the statistical odds, and with public funding virtually nonexistent for such programs, Exceptional Minds begins its fourth academic year as the first vocational school of its kind for young adults with autism. Twenty-seven...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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