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2013-09-30 12:27:54

- On target for a November 1st opening, LabCentral is also signing up its first class of participating startups CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LabCentral, an innovative, shared laboratory space designed to be a catalyst for high-potential entrepreneurs and life-sciences startups, reached another milestone last week with the addition of Eppendorf North America as a major sponsor. Eppendorf North America is the U.S. subsidiary of the Hamburg/Germany-based maker of...

2013-09-19 23:34:28

Hagley's new Executive Director, David Allen Cole, Ph.D., comes from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Hagley Museum and Library’s Board President Henry B. duPont IV announces the appointment of David Allen Cole, Ph.D., as Executive Director. Dr. Cole comes to Hagley from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was Vice President for Advancement, Communications, and Public...

2013-09-18 12:29:57

LONDON, September 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent graduate unemployment in the US [1] last reported at 13.5% (8.6% for those with advanced degrees), transferable skills - and particularly communication skills - have become an increasingly important way for young people to differentiate themselves from the competition. The Briefing - a curated website for research and development news - is offering people under 30 an unusual opportunity to demonstrate their ability in two...

2013-09-04 12:37:27

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced today that after nearly 20 years of transformational leadership, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis M. Wint will conclude his tenure effective December 31, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/DC74086) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO) Dennis Wint said in a statement this morning, "It has been a tremendous honor to be a part of this...

2013-08-26 16:23:43

Schools with Model STEAM Programs are the Focus of this Year's Grant Program WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation, America's only arts network, has partnered with the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH); and Americans for the Arts (AFTA) to introduce the second annual innOVATION Grant Awards Program, which will officially launch August 26. This year's innOVATION grant awards will be made to schools that have developed model STEAM (Science,...

2013-08-21 23:04:34

For over a decade, MIT Technology Review has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For her work in the field of transportation, StreetLight Data’s Laura Schewel has been selected for the list. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Today MIT Technology Review reveals its list of 35 top young innovators (http://www.technologyreview.com/innovators-under-35/). For over a decade, the global media company has...

2013-08-15 16:24:48

DEN@Viterbi Unveils New Studios to Meet Growing Demand for its Prestigious Online Engineering Graduate Degrees Catering to Working Professionals LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As thousands of students return from summer break this Fall, the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering will unveil its multi-year, multi-million dollar technology investment in its online engineering master's program, DEN@Viterbi. Responding to...

2013-08-13 12:32:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologic Technology Systems announced today the completion of an agreement with The Rhodes School to upgrade their technology with Prologic's TEAMS(TM) cloud-based business and student information system. The Rhodes School is a Houston-area Fine Arts Magnet Charter School founded in 2007, with 724 students enrolled in Pre-K through 6(th) grade. "We chose TEAMS, not because it is a cloud solution, but because it will give us enhanced...

Do Online Ratings Affect Your Judgment?
2013-08-09 05:42:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When a person “likes” an online comment, article or product, others become much more likely to follow suit, according to a new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. The research suggests that high online positive ratings may not be a true indicator of an item's value or quality, but are instead the result of a "herd effect” that causes people to “like” something...

Changing Organic Molecules' Interaction With Light
2013-08-06 13:28:05

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies MIT researchers discover a new platform that provides simple means to manipulate organic molecules' emission, and may have important implications to organic light emitting devices and molecular biosensors Enhancing and manipulating the light emission of organic molecules is at heart of many important technological and scientific advances, including in the fields of organic light emitting devices, bio-imaging,...