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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...

2014-02-18 23:02:32

Industry leaders form group to address needed regulatory reforms to unleash resilient energy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 With over 600 district energy professionals on hand at the 27th Annual IDEA Campus Energy Conference, industry leaders announced the launch of a new coalition to support deployment of microgrids to deliver greater grid resiliency, enhanced energy efficiency and other economic benefits. Founding members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) include...

2014-02-03 16:27:03

DUBLIN, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvjnqd/mid_ir_sensors) has announced the addition of a new report "Mid IR Sensors: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvjnqd/mid_ir_sensors ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Next generation Mid IR Sensors are leveraging new technology. Worldwide mid IR...

Asian Air Pollution In Hawaii Is Tied To Climate Variability
2014-01-28 12:48:57

Princeton University Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found that shifts in atmospheric circulation explain the trends in Hawaiian ozone pollution. The researchers found that since the mid-1990s, these shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly...

2014-01-28 08:26:17

-- #1 "Best Value Public College" University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / #1 "Best Value Private College" Williams College NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review today released its annual list of the nation's "Best Value Colleges" and its companion book, The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In (Random House / Princeton Review, 2014 Edition, January 28, $21.99). The 2014 list names 150 colleges - 75 public and 75 private - the...

Plasma Experiment
2013-11-13 10:58:20

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Anyone who has a plasma TV in their living room likely knows those things give off a bit of heat, but few understand why. Most of us just focus on the life-like pictures on the screen. But nowadays, the scientifically curious can take part in open online courses like those offered by Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare and iTunes U to learn about the science behind how nature and technology work. And the American Physical Society reported...

Amazon Deforestation Could Mean Droughts For Western United States
2013-11-07 12:22:13

Princeton University In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires. The researchers report in the Journal of Climate that an Amazon stripped bare could mean 20 percent less rain for the coastal...

2013-10-25 10:26:07

Like any task, there is an easy and a hard way to control atoms and molecules as quantum systems, which are driven by tailored radiation fields. More efficient methods for manipulating quantum systems could help scientists realize the next generation of technology by harnessing atoms and molecules to create small but incredibly powerful devices such as molecular electronics or quantum computers. Of course, controlling quantum systems is as painstaking as it sounds, and requires scientists...

Study Shows That Playing Bird Recordings Could Zap Birds' Energy
2013-10-16 15:56:26

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs In the forests of Ecuador, plain-tailed wrens nest in bamboo thickets, singing complex and continuous melodies. Residing nearby are rufous antpittas, small, secretive birds that hop like thrushes and whistle in mossy forests. Together, their songs fill parts of the South American Andes. Birdwatchers often seek out rare and beautiful birds like the wren and antpitta using "playbacks" – or recordings of bird...

2013-10-08 13:18:39

Contaminated water breeds low-weight babies, sometimes born prematurely Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Featured in the Canadian Journal of Economics, the study shows that the effects of contaminated water—which include numerous...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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