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2014-09-12 23:06:44

Offered by parent company Compatibility®, LLC, Roommate Connect©, a cloud-based cutting-edge technology option for college roommate matching scores big in pairing matches made in heaven for co-eds on and off-campus. A combination of artificial intelligence (AI), psychology and years of proven research substantiate itself from its competitors as the compatibility breakthrough software universities and commercial student housing companies can use and must have to help students...

2014-09-12 23:06:12

Danville Science Center appoints long-time employee, Adam Goebel, as Acting Director. Danville, VA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Adam Goebel has been appointed as the Acting Director of the Danville Science Center. A long-time employee of the Science Center, Adam has held the role of Education Director for 13 years and is passionate about continuing to inspire members of the community through science in this new role. With a Bachelor’s in Biology/Ecology from Averett University, Adam has...

2014-09-12 23:04:57

New Data Shows 71 Percent Increase in Sales of Healthier School Meals Products Nationwide Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 As the latest phase of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) strong school nutrition standards take effect, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will honor 250 schools for becoming healthier places. School leaders will receive National Healthy Schools Awards at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Leaders Summit, September 12 – 13, in...

2014-09-12 23:04:05

The ongoing proliferation of technology has changed the way our educators teach, how students learn, and the way teachers and students communicate. Mediaplanet today announces distribution of its third cross-platform edition of “Classroom Technology,” inspiring readers to take action in supporting the nation’s rapidly changing learning environments and highlighting the need to provide teachers with the skills necessary to utilize these technologies. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12,...

2014-09-12 23:01:47

Today, “The University” documentary about Singularity University students announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Nasa Ames Research Base, Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, “The University” documentary announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. The film, directed by former Charlie Rose producer Matt Rutherford, features Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Shimon Peres, Ashton Kutcher, Will.i.Am, Michio Kaku, and others....

2014-09-12 20:20:54

Kids' Chance of New Jersey provides education funding to children of injured parents NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six New Jersey high school students received $10,000 scholarships to go toward college tuition for the 2014-2015 school year at the Kids' Chance of New Jersey Gala, held July 17, 2014, at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J. Kids' Chance of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization cofounded in 2012 by Charles A. Gatto, M.D., director of The...

2014-09-12 20:20:29

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants in the largest climate march in history. At the People's Climate March on September 21 in New York City, Unity College faculty, staff and students will share their perspectives, witness their own personal struggles to address global climate change, and provide details about a new path...

2014-09-12 20:20:11

Sign Up for a Free Visit from Traveling Aquarium OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the BayMobile visits schools, students learn how their transportation choices affect the environment and San Francisco Bay. Operated by San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the BayMobile is a mobile classroom that delivers animals, interactive experiments, and climate change education directly to the classroom. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 Teachers, school...

2014-09-12 16:25:22

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF) announced today that Karen Sansot, Senior Director of Investor Relations, will present at Imperial Capital's 8(th) Annual Global Opportunities Conference in New York on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time). The presentation will be broadcast over the Internet. To access the webcast, please log on to www.leapfroginvestor.com. Please note that the...

2014-09-12 16:25:16

Nichols has held executive leadership positions at global companies and serves on the boards and advisory committees for public and charitable organizations SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 3, 2014, the board of directors of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) elected Victor K. Nichols to the board, effective immediately. Nichols' term will expire at Bridgepoint's annual meeting of stockholders in 2016. He will also serve as a member of the board's audit...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'