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2014-04-15 08:20:52

FAIRFAX, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight teams from Virginia schools high schools competed in the final match of the 2014 Governor's Cybersecurity Cup Challenge, a state-wide cyber competition that offers students real hands-on learning experience in cyber defense. On April 12, 2014, the final event of the challenge was held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to determine the top high school cyber defense team in the state. Team "Lil B's Penguindows" from...

dwarf galaxy NGC 4395
2014-03-27 04:42:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts might not know exactly how supermassive black holes grow to sizes up to a billion times that of our sun, astronomers using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) believe they have discovered the so-called cosmic seeds that will ultimately become gravity-rich regions from which light cannot escape. Black holes come in various sizes, with the smallest ones only a few times greater in mass than our sun and...

2013-12-10 23:02:44

Free online curriculum hub curates quality digital instructional materials for economics courses. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 From recovering business growth to the impacts of the new universal healthcare program, understanding how the economy works is increasingly important. The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University launched EDvantage, an online curriculum hub for educators, providing supplemental curriculum resources. The hub helps professors and high...

2013-10-15 23:03:54

Free Online Resource Curates Quality Digital Instructional Materials for Higher Education Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Today at EDUCAUSE, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University announces the launch of its latest project, EDvantage, the free online curriculum hub for educators. Designed for college professors and high school teachers, the online portal curates educational videos, articles and other resources instructors can use to supplement classroom...

2013-06-27 23:27:52

Rebecca Kamen, artist and former professor of art, continues research on the intersection of art education, scientific discovery, and innovation by challenging science interns at George Mason University and The National Institutes of Health to consider their research results through an artistic lens. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Rebecca Kamen today announced the 2013 art/science challenge for science interns at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and participants in the Aspiring...

2013-06-06 23:41:55

Mobile and web application developer, Innolance, announces a new partnership with Fairfax County public schools. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Web application and mobile development company, Innolance, is excited to announce their new and growing partnership with Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools. On May 20th, the Innolance web application development team attended the Fairfax County Public Schools´ Celebrate Partnerships Award Ceremony at the Mason Inn and...

Cancer Pilot Study Succeeds Using Funds From Volleyball Tournaments
2013-06-06 10:33:22

George Mason University Funded by volleyball tournaments, a new study released this week shows success in pinpointing individualized treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer, according to George Mason University researchers. The Side-Out Foundation´s pilot study is part of a cutting-edge approach to personalized medicine that looks beyond genomic analysis alone to combine it with what some say is the next frontier in targeted therapy: proteomics. The pilot study is the...

2013-05-08 11:36:35

An analysis by researchers at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) at George Mason University shows that the Boston Marathon bombings had little effect on conversations on social media regarding immigration reform. Using two different data mining applications, the researchers collected more than 750,000 tweets containing the word “immigration” beginning in February 2013. “The Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 provided an unexpected opportunity to...

2013-04-15 23:02:09

Carney Labs has officially extended the game submission deadline for MARI GAMES to May 1, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Carney Labs LLC is officially extending the game submission deadline to May 1, 2013 for the Thinking Games Competition phase of MARI GAMES. The game development competition aims to encourage game developers of all ages to create games that change the way we learn. Carney Labs is excited to be offering the opportunity for developers to participate in a one of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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