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2014-07-30 12:28:19

Providence College and University of Texas at Tyler Latest to Protect Their Communities with Nation's First and Most Widely Deployed Campus Safety App FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced even more schools deploying its award-winning, patented Rave Guardian solution for the upcoming academic year. The first and most popular technology of its kind - deployed at higher education...

2014-07-30 08:41:13

Mobile-technology prototypes shift focus to bystander students, encouraging intercession PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing reports of sexual assaults among college students, the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is applying its distinctive innovation approach to accelerate marketable solutions to combat acquaintance/date rape. Two novel product prototypes, targeted to the college population and designed by graduate-student teams, employ...

2014-07-30 08:38:58

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has taken a further step towards the vision of demonstrating how technology innovations can help address some of the challenges the education sector faces, by completing the acquisition of EmpoweredU, a pioneer in the development of an intuitive, mobile-centric cloud-based learning environment that is both device and operating system agnostic....

2014-07-30 08:32:44

New inpatient diabetes and endocrinology unit is the first pediatric facility of its kind in Texas HOUSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the addition of two new physicians, Dr. Kristen Hendrix and Dr. Sarah Lyons, to the pediatric diabetes and endocrinology team, which is ranked #1 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the team is also expanding the services offered to patient families and the community as...

2014-07-30 08:29:52

Intuitive workflow management for Android and iOS tablets saves teachers time and enhances creativity in the classroom. SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drawp for School today launched the Android version of its popular classroom management tool. The creative tablet app is COPPA-compliant, can be used with multiple subjects and saves teachers classroom time by automatically collecting, organizing and storing assignments in the secure Drawp cloud. Drawp's interactive whiteboard...

2014-07-30 08:29:32

57% of pre-law students say they plan to prep for the LSAT with a mobile app LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over half of pre-law students say they plan to select a mobile app to prepare for the LSAT, according to a new survey conducted by TestMax, a Silicon Beach based start-up and leader in comprehensive test prep courses on mobile platforms. Enrolling in a traditional in-class course to prepare for the LSAT received only 43% of the vote. Photo -...

2014-07-30 08:29:22

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Scott A. Steinberg has joined the company as vice president of platform marketing responsible for the development and marketing strategies for LeapFrog educational hardware platforms. In his role, Steinberg will lead LeapFrog's efforts to grow the company's existing platforms including the recently unveiled LeapTV educational, active...

2014-07-30 08:29:15

A Fresh Look and a Focus on Mobile Usher in a New SPC TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - SPC has been working with agencies Plastic Mobile, Loyalty Engine and Rethink over the last four months to deliver enhanced mobile savings that finally give student members what they have been asking for. "Students want everything instantaneously, a delay is intolerable. As a market leader in student discounts we have decided to up the ante and provide an enhanced member shopping experience,"...

2014-07-30 08:21:28

School and university employees are offered savings at Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac of Kenosha through the end of the year KENOSHA, Wis., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As education employees across the Kenosha area prepare for another school year, some may be finding themselves in need of a new vehicle to get them through another school year. In Wisconsin, that's likely to include snow- and ice-covered roads from time to time, and so a capable and winter-ready automobile is an...

2014-07-30 08:21:03

ARLINGTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office released today results of its first comprehensive survey assessing current education and career pursuits of past participants of AFA's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program. Graduates of the program who have now entered higher education and the workforce were surveyed to determine whether they are now in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...


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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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