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2010-06-28 07:55:00

Engineering and Theatre Faculty partner to develop science around human behavior. Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other, as engineering researchers stand at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory, taking note. It's an unusual partnership between the artists and engineers, and a union the National Science Foundation (NSF) expects will achieve more precise methods of modeling human behavior. The NSF, under its Creative Information Technologies program,...

2010-04-21 12:44:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Internet2's 2010 Spring Member Meeting will transport participants nearly a mile underground to explore America's newest networking frontier. The live high-definition videoconference will show how the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota -- once the deepest mine in North America -- is being transformed into a high-tech national Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The HD videoconference, using Polycom HDX 8006...

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2009-10-16 07:55:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has authorized more than $29 million for the University of California, Berkeley, to create a preliminary plan for turning a former gold mine in South Dakota into the world's deepest laboratory. The grant, approved Sept. 24 by the National Science Board, is for a preliminary design of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), a facility at the former Homestake gold mine in Lead, S.D. The laboratory would consist of underground labs...

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2009-06-24 09:50:00

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds paid a visit to UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab last Friday (June 12) to get a feel for the type of research operation the campus and the lab plan to build at his state's famed Homestake gold mine.Rounds has strongly supported efforts to turn the mine, founded in 1877 by mining magnate and California Sen. George Hearst and taken out of operation in 2002, into the world's premier underground research laboratory, and the only one capable of answering critical...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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