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2011-08-08 16:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio and Broadcastr, Inc. are pleased to announce their collaboration on "The Great Bridge Tour," a social media experience that features eight exclusive audio excerpts from Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough's acclaimed audiobook, The Great Bridge, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor, Edward Herrmann. Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio, has a free app--available on iPhone, Android, and the...

2011-08-08 12:30:20

A Kansas State University professor is helping students improve their confidence and academic performance by creating a map of learning. Candice Shoemaker, K-State professor of horticulture, has spent more than four years looking at students and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy involves student confidence in understanding topics and is often linked with academic motivation, learning and achievement. Shoemaker's published research appeared in a recent issue of HortTechnology. Shoemaker studied...

2011-08-08 08:15:00

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoVirt, Inc., the leading provider of data migration and Global Namespace solutions, today announced that is has been named one of the "10 Emerging Infrastructure Software Vendors You Need To Know" by one of the most well-known and respected sources for news, analysis and perspective for value-added resellers (VARs) and technology integrators, Computer Reseller News (CRN). The listing profiles emerging vendors with new/enhanced technologies in...

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2011-08-08 05:10:00

In court documents filed on Thursday, Facebook lawyers claim to have found a "smoking gun" that will prove a New York man's lawsuit against the social network is fraudulent, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. In July 2010, Paul Ceglia sued the Mark Zuckerberg-founded website, claiming that a contract between the two of them entitled Ceglia to half of the company. Facebook has contended that the so-called contract is a forgery and that the plaintiff is an "inveterate scam...

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2011-08-07 06:50:00

SPORE Award-winning projects are useful online resources for biology By Ellen Ferrante, NSF For students seeking information in the biological sciences, two award-winning online resources hold many answers--direct from biologists and scientists in the field. The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) was awarded to PlantingScience in March 2011 and Ask a Biologist in November 2010 for their contributions as innovative tools for science education. Through PlantingScience,...

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2011-08-07 05:48:50

Recent arrests of individuals linked to cybercrime in Scotland and the US have prompted AntiSec hackers to release what they dub the "largest cache yet" of data stolen from American law enforcement officials, CNET.com's Elinor Mills reported on Saturday. Mills notes that the information released includes personal information, private e-mails, passwords, training files, data from informants, Social Security Numbers, and credit card information stolen from what is being identified as "an online...

2011-08-05 20:35:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundspeak today was named to Outside Magazine's fourth annual "Best Places to Work" list. Groundspeak was ranked No. 7 out of 50 selected companies. The full list and story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011. Groundspeak has been inspiring outdoor play through location-based technology since founding the website Geocaching.com in 2000. The company has grown from the three original...

2011-08-05 17:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, recording artists, Sean "Big Sean" Anderson and Willie "Sayitainttone" Hansbro were arrested and then immediately released by the NY State Police in connection with an allegation made by a female who was at their concert in Lewiston, New York. Both men were charged with misdemeanors and they both vehemently deny the allegations. I am confident, that after further investigation, both men will be vindicated. www.leemonlaw.com -Web...

2011-08-05 13:56:25

The percentage of graduating neurology residents comfortable treating stroke with a clot-busting drug has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a survey, the number of residents reporting feeling comfortable using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) increased from 73 percent in 2000 to 94 percent in 2010. Furthermore, 95 percent in 2010 had used tPA compared to 80 percent in the earlier survey. Of...

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2011-08-05 09:20:00

Companies like Google and Zappos.com are famous for their "work hard, play hard" attitudes and friendly work environments, but are their employees healthier too? According to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a positive relationship with your co-workers has long-term health benefits. Dr. Sharon Toker of the Department of Organizational Behavior at TAU's Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration says that employees who believe that they have the personal support of their peers...