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2014-09-17 23:13:46

MightyMeeting, a provider of innovative collaboration solutions, is announcing AirPaper, a service designed to turn everyday classroom interactions into collaborative, engaging, and memorable experiences, thus improving the overall learning quality and academic performance. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 MightyMeeting, a provider of innovative collaboration solutions, is announcing AirPaper, a service designed to turn everyday classroom interactions into collaborative,...

2014-09-17 23:13:32

The first ETC competition to Design and Paint a Mural inside ETC's Highlandtown Technology and Innovation Center will allow MICA students to compete for a cash award and to be the designer and painter of the mural. The theme for the mural is “Ride the ETC Wave of Innovation.” Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers http://www.etcbaltimore.com) –Baltimore City’s award-winning technology innovation center–is creating a Mural Design...

2014-09-17 23:11:50

Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide....

2014-09-17 23:11:09

Innovative Program's Expansion Aims to Help More Youngsters Learn Piano (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Yamaha Corporation of America has expanded its widely successful Keyboard Encounters Kids piano program to independent music teachers for the first time starting this month. “Offering Keyboard Encounters Kids to independent piano teachers is both exciting and a natural progression for this dynamic, interactive group piano instruction program, following our expansion of it to include...

2014-09-17 23:11:02

Students all over the country have been starting new semesters at their chosen colleges in recent weeks, and will be making new friends and finding lab partners that will help them with their studies over the coming years. NearZone is an innovative new chat app which could connect students with potential ‘study buddies’ in their college library or around campus, allowing them to chat and discover one another’s interests before they commit to being a lab partner or roommate. Rock...

2014-09-17 23:10:58

Students at Caribbean Medical School UMHS design clever donation vehicle using supermarket rewards points - give proceeds to needy children on their host nation of St. Kitts St. Kitts, West Indies (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) Student Government Association (SGA) is on a mission to increase community outreach in their host nation of St. Kitts. As part of this mission, the “Each One Reach One Campaign” (EROC) was designed to raise...

2014-09-17 23:10:05

The Training Factor, LLC., has announced the arrival of its new Growth Index feature, an employee assessment feature that takes an otherwise grueling and time consuming process and makes it quick, easy, and automated. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Training Factor, LLC., the leading provider of online talent management and development software, custom e-learning course content and performance improvement for all manufactured, student, military, aging in place, and multifamily...

2014-09-17 23:09:19

Anthony-James Green, the SAT tutor recently featured everywhere from Slate and Business Insider to FOX Business and the New York Times, has just released his new book, Why You Get Rejected. The book, which teaches parents and students exactly what kills their college applications (and how to avoid making these mistakes) is available on Green's site, Test Prep Authority, and is already making waves in the college admissions community. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2014...

2014-09-17 23:07:04

Ashford Global IT has an ITIL® Success Guarantee, a far-reaching program that permits students who fail to pass ITIL Certification exams to retake the exams and/or re-enroll in Ashford's ITIL Certification courses without any additional cost. The ITIL Success Guarantee is subject to a handful of easy-to-meet requirements and is predicated on the foundation of Ashford Global IT's "satisfaction guarantee." Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Ashford Global IT has...

2014-09-17 23:05:53

Burgeoning reading company’s news-as-nonfiction learning platform attracts more than 20,000 new teachers and students per school day. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Newsela, the education technology company that is using nonfiction to transform K-12 literacy, announced today it has raised $4.1 million in a Series A investment round led by Owl Ventures. The Knight Foundation and a number of individual investors, including Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses, Shawn and Brook Byers,...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'