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2014-08-28 23:06:31

NSF-backed study is the first to examine use by middle-school teachers and students of science curriculum aligned with the new Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards. The study used an NGSS-aligned curriculum called Project-Based Inquiry Science™ published by IT’S ABOUT TIME®. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 While educators and students across the country took off for summer vacation at the end of June, at the same time, a National Science...

2014-08-28 23:06:05

Menlo College launched a new mobile safety app, LiveSafe, that provides students and faculty with a way to enhance campus safety. Atherton, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Menlo College launched a new mobile safety app that provides students and faculty a new channel to get in touch with the authorities. Called LiveSafe, the mobile application helps build a safer campus by providing a fast and efficient channel of communication between students and campus safety officials. Menlo College,...

2014-08-28 23:04:35

Campus safety is an important issue to consider as college students head back to school. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 As college students head back to school, it’s important to think about campus safety. That’s why Amica Insurance has five tips to help students stay alert so they can have a safe and enjoyable year. According to SafeWise, an online source for safety and home security news, approximately 16 million young adults head off to college every year. In an effort to...

2014-08-28 23:02:12

American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists granted 5-year accreditation to Gurnick's MRI program. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is proud to announce that the MRI Technology program is re-accredited for the 5 years of the accreditation cycle by American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). “We are very proud to have earned the ARMRIT re-accreditation. We are constantly improving our program to make...

2014-08-28 23:01:17

Amazing Lego ideas and reading programs that work have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for amazing kid tested ideas from seasoned Moms. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Legos are fun. Amazing Lego ideas and reading programs that really work have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for amazing kid tested ideas recommended by seasoned Moms. The amazing Lego ideas include making all kinds of Lego charms and jewelry. Let the kids have fun making a belt...

2014-08-28 20:21:41

University of Michigan to Create Initiative for Women in Finance ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan announced today the creation of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, N.Y., through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. The goal of The Och Initiative for Women in Finance at the...

2014-08-28 20:21:20

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flanked by more than a dozen kindergarten students, the founder of SunShare, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the principal of Academy 360 public charter school today announced a new program to provide free solar energy to all families of children who attend the school. "We are grateful to SunShare for helping us bring green, sustainable solar energy to our families. Not only are we contributing to a healthy environment, but every dollar that...

2014-08-28 16:31:32

First-Time Spritzers Read At Least 20% Faster With Comparable Comprehension Scores BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spritz, the company behind the advanced text streaming technology built to reinvent the way people read, today announced the results of a new study conducted by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), which revealed that Spritz's reading technology produced at least a 20% faster reading experience without sacrificing comprehension amongst first-time Spritz...

2014-08-28 16:31:30

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students don their backpacks and return to the classroom, they have an opportunity to win some serious cash for themselves and their schools through a national program sponsored by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. MassMutual is currently running a social media campaign called the "Best School Ever" where people can tweet why their school rocks using the hashtag #MMBestSchoolEver and be entered to win $5,000 for their...

2014-08-28 16:30:51

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Backup provider, IDrive Inc., is offering support to students for the upcoming back to school season via a 50% off discount that is valid for the lifetime of the account enabling students to back up their critical data to the cloud. With the back-to-school season coming along, students with a valid education based email address can take advantage of IDrive's educational discount. Many students rely on computers and mobile devices to do their...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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