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KELT Discovers Metal-poor Cousin Of Famous Planet
2013-06-05 13:43:05

University of Louisville A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away. Collins announced the discovery of exoplanet KELT-6b Tuesday, June 4, during the American Astronomical Society's national meeting in Indianapolis. Astronomers caught sight of the planet when it passed in front of, or "transited," its host star–and they've since discovered that the planet...

2013-05-29 23:01:54

Each year A. D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 A.D. Farrow Co. Sponsored OSU Athlete finishes last season Each year A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. This year the company sponsored champion tennis player,...

2013-05-20 08:21:11

Supplier supports students working to reduce environmental impact PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, a global leader in automotive seating and seat components, is supporting the next generation of vehicle designers as the seating sponsor of Ohio State University's (OSU) EcoCAR 2 entry. Established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors, EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year collegiate engineering...

Images In Textbooks May Hinder Learning In Children
2013-05-08 15:13:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bar graphs can be an easy way to communicate a data set to a wide array of people. Yet when educators are teaching children how to use these graphs, they may be doing more harm than good if they include any visuals inside of the graph itself. For instance, a graph about butterflies with the corresponding amount of butterflies in the bars could train kids to read the graphs by the numbers of pictures and not the height of the...

2013-05-08 12:21:53

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) is continuing a longstanding tradition this year by awarding college scholarships to sons and daughters of company employees. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. "Earning an AK Steel scholarship speaks volumes about the students and families associated with our company," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our...

2013-05-07 23:22:26

This program will assess the therapeutic potential of second-generation Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASO) sequences for SMA. This funding is being awarded to Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Arthur Burghes at Ohio State University and Dr. Christian Lorson at University of Missouri. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug...

2013-04-19 12:24:35

Schools With The Ultimate 4/20 College Experiences NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- To celebrate 4/20, Fiesta Frog, is releasing the Top 50 Marijuana Schools of 2013 in the United States. Not only, did the Fiesta Frog team poll students and speak to students at colleges across the country, but they have also factored in several previous rankings, to ensure validity. Fiesta Frog has put this list together after months of working to find out who the top schools in the...

Peruvian Ice Cores Reveal History Of Earth's Tropical Climate
2013-04-05 13:11:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth's tropical climate history has been revealed in unprecedented detail — year by year, for almost 1,800 years — by two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes. In 2003, a research team led by Ohio State University retrieved core samples from a Peruvian ice cap. They noticed some startling similarities to ice cores they had gathered from Tibet and the Himalayas. Even though the cores were taken...

Phobia Therapy Ineffective For People With Negative Attitudes
2013-02-27 06:14:02

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Putting aside pop-psychology adages that claim the contrary, simply confronting our fears isn´t always the most effective way of defeating them. Instead, researchers now say that to gain lasting freedom from our deep-seated phobias, we have to change our attitudes towards the objects and experiences in which those fears are rooted. A team of Ohio State University psychologists recently found that among two groups of...

2013-02-22 12:28:11

Women Need College Degree More to Get Good Job Student loans provide more help to women than they do for men in encouraging graduation from college, a new nationwide study reveals. Findings showed that, on average, taking out loans actually makes graduation more likely for all students. But at a certain point — which is about $2,000 lower for men than for women — debt has diminishing returns and becomes less effective at boosting chances of graduation. One reason loans...


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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