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2014-10-16 12:21:20

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has provided $70,000 to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) to conduct research on cyber protection. Under the nine-month pilot program, the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science will explore and develop technology for enhancing data security and resiliency applicable to Defense Department networks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo...

2014-10-16 08:38:09

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the IT industry association and the largest provider of vendor neutral skills certifications for the world's IT workforce, today announced the availability of the new CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130107/DC38135LOGO CompTIA IT Fundamentals covers a range of IT topics and provides a solid grounding in the technology concepts and practices organizations use...

2014-10-16 08:37:25

Hip-hop physics show to reach 55 schools in 30 stops across the United States MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show, which will visit its 1,000(th) school during this special tour, is in high...

2014-10-16 08:37:15

CFY's free digital learning platform selected by publication's readers as a top K-12 education technology product for 2014-15 NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PowerMyLearning(®) (www.PowerMyLearning.org) was recently named a winner of the eSchool News Readers' Choice Awards. Each year, eSchool News honors the top K-12 educational technology products and services based on nominations from educators and administrators at schools and districts across North America....

2014-10-16 08:35:46

Students from Fellowship Christian School and Mount Paran Christian School use The College Success Profile(TM) ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EdTech startup YouScience announces today a partnership designed to stop the college major guessing game for students at two Atlanta-area schools - Fellowship Christian School in Roswell, Georgia, and Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia. YouScience's College Success Profile is designed to help students graduate on time...

2014-10-16 08:28:53

Companies Include Spinlight Studio, Thup Games, Brainchild, 22learn, Cupcake Digital and Many More CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech(®) (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced award-winning Android(TM)(1) learning apps available for the company's new InnoTab(®) MAX children's learning tablet. The content, which has been pre-approved by educators, can be downloaded and...

2014-10-16 08:26:47

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), a national Native education non-profit, today announced that Comcast and NBCUniversal is partnering with them to further the cause of Native American higher education with a donation of $5 million of advertising for its 2015 public service announcement (PSA) on its cable system and an additional gift of $500,000 of in-kind services and cash. The support will help the College Fund...

2014-10-16 08:21:35

Scholarship program invites students to share their enthusiasm for math WALTHAM, Mass., Oct 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is calling for submissions to its 2014-15 MathMovesU® Middle School Scholarship and Grant Program. To participate, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students nationwide are invited to illustrate the importance of math in the world around them. Student submissions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, time commitment and the use...

2014-10-16 04:22:45

DALLAS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurzweil Education(TM), a division of Cambium Learning(®) Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that Sensotec nv/sa, Kurzweil Education's development and localization partner based in Belgium, and the Jordan Education Initiative (JEI), one of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah's not-for-profit organizations in Amman, Jordan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pilot Kurzweil 3000(®)-firefly(®) in four schools....

2014-10-15 23:14:51

The Kickstarter campaign for Learn to Read Adventures, an interactive app and book series, launches today. The funding will help make a 6-year-old’s vision a reality and inspire children to love reading. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Last year, James O’Donnell, who was six-years-old at the time, was frustrated by learning to read. After a difficult night of attempting to read, his father, Patrick, asked him what it would take for him to enjoy reading. Patrick, who is a...


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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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