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2014-04-15 23:01:28

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) will offer a one-of-a-kind immersive educational opportunity for lighting professionals this summer at the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) will offer a one-of-a-kind immersive educational opportunity for lighting professionals this summer at the University of Colorado Boulder. The RMLA’s Summer Lighting Course is scheduled for June 23-27 on the CU-Boulder campus. The...

2014-04-15 16:30:44

Study Shows Automatic Recognition of Facial Expressions Can Track Student Engagement in Real Time SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, and the University of California, San Diego announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The study demonstrates...

2014-04-15 16:30:39

Rasmussen College launches interactive hub to help Americans find the perfect career MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are unhappy at work. According to new research conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College, almost one in five Americans say they are dissatisfied with their job, partially because they have no room to grow. In fact, more than half of the 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed say they don't have significant growth opportunities in their current positions....

2014-04-15 16:28:33

OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A record number of graduating students and physicians matched to residency training programs in Canada this year, the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) announced today. A total of 3,255 graduating students and physicians were matched in the 2014 R-1 Main Residency Match and will begin their postgraduate training on July 1, 2014. A total of 2,779 Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) were matched to residency programs, representing 96 per cent of...

2014-04-15 16:28:16

MASON, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haag-Streit's Ophthalmic Surgical Microscope can now be used with the Lenstar LS 900 Biometer to enhance surgical procedures and directly affect efficiency and workflow. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73296 "Doctors no longer have to take a printed picture of the eye from the office and tape it to the microscope stand," said Donna Rathbone, Director of Biometry Marketing for Haag-Streit USA. "Data can be transferred...

2014-04-15 16:28:01

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking effort, 3,500 of the country's top high school students will build the world's largest wiki on melanoma research -- and work toward finding that needle in a haystack to cure melanoma. The effort is led by www.SaveJordan.org, which will use crowdsourcing to drive user-generated content related to melanoma cancer research to a wiki site. "The idea is to bypass mainstream medicine and medical research and compile fresh...

2014-04-15 16:27:50

BAYADA Home Health Care and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Continue their Commitment to Technological Innovation in Nursing PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurse educators and practicing nurses are invited to share the ways in which their innovative use of technology has led to better student or patient outcomes for an opportunity to win one of two $10,000 cash awards. Applications are due May 16, 2014. "We celebrate our...

2014-04-15 16:27:20

WGU president presents students with $6,000 tuition checks for online university at Jazz-Lakers game SALT LAKE CITY, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to three students at the final home game of the 2013-14 season. The three scholarships recipients, Kyle Deamer, Jasmin Williams, and Taylor Jones, were awarded the scholarships at halftime Monday night...

2014-04-15 16:23:57

Intensive life-skills football academy slated for June 12-13 HARPER WOODS, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 teens will undergo an intensive football experience with some of the greatest names in the NFL and college coaching during the Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Football Academy June 12-13 in Detroit. Confirmed NFL greats Jerome Bettis, Tyrone Wheatley, William Gholston, Kevin Vickerson and more than 200 college coaches will help lead the annual academy, to be held at...

2014-04-15 16:23:35

BANGOR, Wales, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With exam season just around the corner, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is currently offering a wide range of GCSE textbooks from renowned educational publisher Collins Letts at bargain prices. The Book People has launched a dedicated Collins Letts GCSE Revision Shop, bringing together an extensive range of accessible and informative Collins Letts textbooks together in the same place. With...


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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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