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Assets Increase Incidence of Marriage
2011-10-07 04:51:23

A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology indicates that the incidence of marriage drops when people have no personal wealth such as a car or financial assets. The study shows that in the past few decades Americans are getting married when they are older and may forego marriage altogether. Statistics in the study indicate that between 1970 and 2000 the median age of first marriage rose by four years and the percentage of unmarrieds increased from 5 percent to 10 percent....

'Magic Carpet' Modeled After Manta Ray
2011-09-30 11:18:41

A team at Princeton University has developed a four-inch transparent magic carpet. The team, lead by graduate student Noah Jafferis, created a flying carpet based on the manta ray that utilizes piezoelectric actuators and sensors.  The electric current flexes the sheet into waves that drive tiny pockets of air across the sheet. The prototype moves at about 120 feet per hour and only travels a few inches high above the ground. Jafferis said he is working on a solar powered...

New Method Could Help Scientists Detect Dark Matter
2011-09-19 13:35:51

  Researchers from Princeton University and New York University have developed a method for detecting the collision of stars with a black hole that could help scientists uncover dark matter. Postdoctoral researchers Shravan Hanasoge of Princeton's Department of Geosciences and Michael Kesden of NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics simulated the result of primordial black hole passing through a star.  Scientists believe that primordial black holes posses the...

2011-09-14 11:52:46

The onset of inflammation and infection in a person recovering from a trauma such as a car accident or severe burns can be as deadly as the incident itself. New findings from Princeton University researchers who studied gene activity in trauma victims may help to predict and better treat such unexpected complications. Princeton research reported in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal PLoS Medicine shows for the first time that people recovering from a serious injury -- regardless of age,...

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2011-08-11 12:00:00

Astronomers said on Thursday that they have discovered the darkest known exoplanet they say is the size of Jupiter. The researchers said exoplanet, TrES-2b, is blacker than coal or any planet or moon in our solar system. "TrES-2b is considerably less reflective than black acrylic paint, so it's truly an alien world," astronomer David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), lead author on the paper reporting the research, said in a statement. TrES-2b lacks reflective...

2011-08-09 07:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Colleges has published its first annual ranking of the 50 best colleges and universities in the United States. Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey tops the list. The full 2011-2012 ranking can be viewed at http://www.thebestcolleges.org/rankings/top-50. Attempting to provide a college ranking that exceeds all others in focusing on what really matters to prospective students and their parents, "The Best Colleges Top 50 Colleges...

2011-08-05 10:41:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College is one of the best 376 colleges and among the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. In addition, Babson is ranked #18 in the Review's "Lots of Race/Class Interaction" category. "Babson is evidence that students from all different backgrounds and from all over the world are motivated to use entrepreneurship to effect change. Our unique campus environment, focused throughout on...


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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