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2014-03-29 23:21:37

Jobberman CEO to speak at 2014 MIT Africa Innovate conference. Lagos (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Ayodeji Adewunmi, a familiar name in online recruitment in Africa, will speak at the 4th annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference to be held on the 11th and 12th April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab. Adewunmi is the President & CEO of Jobberman.com, launched in August 2009, Jobberman is the biggest job site in Sub-Saharan Africa with strategic partnerships with key media companies and in strong...

2014-03-25 23:04:38

Pioneers and Visionaries in Genomics to Headline 13th Annual Conference Needham, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 March 25, 2014 – Bio-IT World Expo, the premier event showcasing applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise, today proudly announced its keynote speakers for its 13th annual conference and expo, to be held April 29-May 1 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, which unites more than...

NASA Names David W. Miller As New Chief Technologist
2014-03-13 14:26:42

Sarah Ramsey, NASA NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday that David W. Miller, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., has been named the agency’s new Chief Technologist. As chief technologist, he will be Bolden's principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs. “David’s passion for discovery and innovation is a valuable asset as we move forward...

2014-03-11 12:20:54

Paves the Way for Future Deep Space Missions Including Asteroid Exploration PALO ALTO, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Advanced Technology Center (ATC), working with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, have demonstrated coordinated control of robots in space by astronauts in space and operators on the...

2014-03-11 08:36:16

U-Southern California #1 on Both Undergrad and Grad Lists NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review -- one of the nation's best-known education services companies -- today issued its fifth annual report naming the undergraduate and graduate schools with the best programs for students to study video game design. The University of Southern California is #1 on both the undergraduate and graduate school lists in the 2014 report which names 50 programs overall -- 25...

2014-03-11 08:36:09

TEMPE, Ariz., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students can lead the Maker Revolution with the nation's first fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree in digital making and fabrication at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Tempe, Ariz. The regionally accredited, private technology University is currently enrolling for the maker degree program's founding class of 2014 that begins this fall. In the first year of this product design degree program, only 45 students will...

2014-03-03 16:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a $1 million contribution to support student scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Johnson C. Smith University. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The scholarship funds will be added to an existing Duke Energy scholarship endowment fund. The new investment will allow the university to award up to 25 scholarships each year to...

2014-02-27 23:23:29

New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE’s ‘Three Pillars’: Standards, Membership, and Education White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge,...

2014-02-27 12:26:39

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Technology Review has named Erik Pelletier chief digital officer and VP for product development. In this role, Mr. Pelletier will lead the global media company's portfolio of publishing, event, community, and e-commerce products and platforms. He will oversee the product development team to build digital products across all platforms and design exceptional user experiences, and manage overall product roadmaps. He will also...

2014-02-27 08:32:47

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of computer science and engineering Charles E. Leiserson has been named 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award for his contributions to computer science education.An MIT professor since 1981 and the coauthor of the textbook, "Introduction to Algorithms," one of computer science's most cited publications, Leiserson was recognized "for worldwide computer...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.