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2012-03-20 23:02:58

Pre-med students who have under-performed academically may still have a chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming physicians thanks to the much anticipated eBook by Dr. Miller, "How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA." Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 "How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA," the aptly named eBook, is a follow-up to Dr. Miller´s acclaimed 2010 book, "The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD´s Week-by Week Admissions Handbook," which...

2012-03-19 10:24:11

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Has K-20 education fully realized the promise of technology? The computer-to-student ratio is now 3:1 compared to 30:1 in 1988, but is technology implementation transforming learning? What comes next? Harvard researchers Chris Dede and John Richards have identified a comprehensive technology solution that gives educators a 360-degree view of student achievement, personalized learning opportunities, and classroom effectiveness. Their new...

2012-02-29 09:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 18 youth leaders selected from communities across the state by The California Endowment take part in the official launch of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, an ambitious new effort focused on empowering youth to be leaders and advocates in their communities. Led by Lady Gaga's mother, Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation has partnered with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The...

2012-02-28 08:14:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX - will air a special encore presentation of FIELDS OF VALOR: THE CIVIL WAR, the world's first native 3D war documentary, Saturday, March 24 (8PM ET/PT), it was announced today by Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO of 3net. The 3net original project - which, along with Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo,' collected the best television entertainment programming and best live action 3D...

2012-02-27 09:00:00

BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China's premier magazine for business news and analysis and Harvard Business Review (HBR) have joined forces to launch a brand new top-level business management monthly in China. CAIJING Magazine and HBR officially signed an agreement on long-term strategic cooperation on February 20 in Beijing. The two parties pledged to jointly integrate the newest content in the English version of HBR and add independently collected local content to...

Astronomers Discover 'Waterworld' Planet
2012-02-21 14:30:13

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a new class of planet, completely enveloped by water. The "waterworld" planet has a thick, steamy atmosphere and is smaller than Uranus but larger than Earth. "GJ1214b is like no planet we know of," Zachory Berta of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) said in a press release. "A huge fraction of its mass is made up of water." The planet is about 2.7 times Earth's diameter, and weighs almost seven times...

2012-02-17 09:57:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College is proud to announce that Getrude Matshe, author, activist and founder of the Africa Alive Foundation, will speak at the College on Tuesday, February 28 as part of the College's celebration of National Black History Month. The event will be held at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue and will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by Ms. Matshe's presentation at 7:00 pm. (Logo:...

Image 1 - Mass-production Technique Brings Robotic Insects To Life
2012-02-17 04:32:42

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Production method inspired by children's pop-up books enables rapid fabrication of tiny, complex devices A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet. Devised by engineers at Harvard, the ingenious layering and folding process enables the rapid fabrication of not just microrobots, but a broad range of electromechanical devices. In prototypes, 18 layers of carbon...

2012-02-17 00:30:29

Novel technology could potentially seek out cancer cells and cause them to self-destruct Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets within a complex mixture of cell types and deliver important molecular instructions, such as telling cancer cells to self-destruct. Inspired by the mechanics of the body's own immune system, the technology might...

Black Hole Found At The Center Of A Shredded Galaxy
2012-02-15 13:40:43

Astronomers say they have found a black hole that was once at the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy. The researchers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to find a cluster of young, blue stars encircling the first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered. "For the first time, we have evidence on the environment, and thus the origin, of this middle-weight black hole," Mathieu Servility, who worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics when this research was...