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2014-06-24 12:25:28

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will also unveil its new online training initiative for Native American businesses WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Native American business leaders are in Washington, D.C. this week for the Reservation Economic Summit (RES D.C.) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center). The conference is the National Center's first in Washington, D.C. and brings together tribal...

2012-08-03 08:39:51

NASA and Louisiana leaders Thursday committed to a five-year extension of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). NCAM is a principal NASA resource in Louisiana that supports aerospace manufacturing research, development and innovation critical to the goals of the nation's space program. NCAM was formed in 1999 and includes NASA, NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans. This new agreement...

2012-03-06 23:52:44

A new semi-automated tool called pathwalking makes it possible to generate a "first draft" model of a protein fold taken from near-atomic resolution images of between three and six angstroms (Ã…), said researchers at the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging in the department of biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine. In a report that appears online in the journal Structure, the BCM team describes the development of the semi-automated protocol that enables researchers...

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2012-01-29 11:45:11

Two years ago, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., released a study claiming that inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth's heat and measurements of ocean heating amounted to evidence of "missing energy" in the planet's system. Where was it going? Or, they wondered, was something wrong with the way researchers tracked energy as it was absorbed from the sun and emitted back into space? An international team of atmospheric...

2011-07-26 00:00:28

Next generation of engineers will combine innovation and entrepreneurial know-how with technical skills to power the nation's growth. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to launch a national center for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, based at Stanford University. Directed by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering, the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.