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2014-01-09 08:25:01

Los Angeles Public Library is the First Library to Offer Career-Based High School Completion Program to Residents in Need FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its public library partners. Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows...

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Lake Found Within Gale Crater ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lake bed that could have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover. NASA scientists announced at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on Monday that they have discovered the fossil remains of a lake inside Gale...

Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

[ Watch the Video: Laser-Zapping Milestone For A 'Curious' Rover ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times. One of a series of 300 used to investigate 10 locations on a rock called "Ithaca," the 100,00th shot took place this past October. The...

2013-11-18 23:30:03

Gale Free Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books launches Universal Class, a powerful online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. Holden, MA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Gale Free Library (Holden, MA), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the introduction of Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful online continuing education service designed...

2013-10-30 12:23:59

Based Solely on Usage Data, Simple Model Takes the Risk Out of Library e-book Purchasing FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced an innovative new purchase option - a Usage-Driven Acquisition (UDA) model - for its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) e-book platform. Unlike options currently offered by other e-book...

2013-10-23 12:26:14

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the addition of nearly 200 new children's reference titles from revered publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica, to its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) ebook platform. GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction from more than 100 publishers to all types of libraries....

2013-10-09 12:23:53

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced the winners of the 2013 Cengage Learning Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award. The awards are meant to recognize and reward innovation and notable ideas for teaching economics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/NYTU125) Instructors submitted their best ideas for...

2013-09-26 16:21:38

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and atmosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Examination of loose rocks, sand and dust has provided new understanding of the local and global processes on Mars. Analysis of observations and measurements by the rover's science instruments during...

2013-09-10 12:26:36

Bi-Annual Award Recognizes Teacher and Media Specialists Teams That Improve Student Achievement FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Media Connection Magazine today announced the three winners of the TEAMS Award -- Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden,...

NASA Hands Autonomous Navigation Reins Over To Curiosity For Trip To Mount Sharp
2013-08-28 11:39:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time. The latest addition to the rover gives Curiosity the capability to decide for itself how to drive safely across Mars. Autonomous navigation will help the rover cover the remaining ground en route to Mount Sharp, where NASA plans to investigate...