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2010-08-18 09:13:00

Undergraduate Program also ranks in the Top 25 of public institutions. WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Undergraduate Program at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary is ranked among the Top 50 in the Country, according to U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2011. It is ranked in the Top 25 among public institutions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051111/DCF019LOGO-b)...

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2010-07-29 06:30:49

Researchers from Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School have constructed a "ËœTwitter Mood Map' that measures the mood of America. The scientists used millions of "Ëœtweets' from the online social networking site to create the map, which revealed that Americans are cheeriest in the morning and in the evening, with happiness peaking on Sunday morning and bottoming out on Thursday night. In general, West coast tweeters were considerably happier than their East...

2010-05-18 12:04:00

DETROIT, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based global retail consulting firm Urban Science has been named to the 2010 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America as determined by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and BusinessWeek SmallBiz magazine. The program recognizes successful companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America's urban communities. "Having our...

2010-05-07 10:50:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As the devastating BP oil spill increasingly threatens Florida's fishing, maritime and tourism industries, a team of nationally known attorneys led by Tallahassee lawyer and Northeastern University Professor P. Tim Howard last night filed an amended complaint in one of the first Florida class action lawsuits over the sinking of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. First filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee on...

2010-04-20 09:40:00

BOSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on the cutting-edge green scene, Northeastern University unveiled their newest dining concept within their campus dining arena at International Village. At the forefront of the green building revolution taking place on campuses nationwide, the university has reinvented college foodservice showcasing a green dining adventure through modern ecological architecture and exceptional food from sustainable sources. Northeastern University's Vision...

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2010-04-19 15:29:18

New delivery platform may become a therapy for patients with vascular disease Scientists and engineers have used uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal stents in injured blood vessels, where the particles deliver a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those vessels. In this animal study, the novel technique achieved better results at a lower dose than conventional non-magnetic stent therapy. Conducted in cell cultures and rats, the research is the...

2010-03-26 12:48:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green-collar jobs grew by more than 9 percent, twice the growth rate for traditional jobs, from 1998 to 2007. Even during a recession, a greener resume can be the answer to getting hired, says Wake Forest Director of Sustainability Dedee DeLongpre Johnston. "Sustainability is a competitive advantage in the marketplace," she says. "College graduates entering the job market this year will definitely have an edge if they have developed...

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2010-03-05 12:36:30

In research published in the March 4 issue of the journal Nature, Northeastern University physicists have pioneered the development of large-scale computer simulations to assess how cracks form and proliferate in materials ranging from steel and glass to nanostructures and human bones. For years, scientists have tried to understand the propagation of cracks and how they affect the materials in which they form, said Alain Karma, distinguished physics professor and lead investigator on the...

2009-12-09 12:40:00

COHOES, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Following on the heels of Mohawk's recognition as a top Green-IT Organization earlier this year, IDG's Computerworld again recognizes Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. as a leader in information technology practices by naming Paul Stamas, Vice President of Information Technology, a 2010 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 award leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology...

2009-12-09 10:03:00

COHOES, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Following on the heels of Mohawk's recognition as a top Green-IT Organization earlier this year, IDG's Computerworld again recognizes Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. as a leader in information technology practices by naming the company a 2010 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 award leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative ideas to business...


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.