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Study Of Massive Stars Shows Milky Way's Missing Arms
2013-12-17 08:54:09

University of Leeds A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms. The new research, which is published online today [17 December] in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, is part of the RMS Survey, which was launched by academics at the University of Leeds. Astronomers cannot see what our Galaxy, which is called the...

2013-12-12 11:11:17

A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The study, which has been published in the British Psychological Society’s Journal of Neuropsychology, could herald new non-drug therapies to help young people with TS overcome the repetitive physical movements and vocal sounds which characterise their condition. The work was funded with a £150,000 grant from the James Tudor...

2013-12-11 23:21:39

Marketing Professor Peter Fader brings together global experts and executives to explore the evolving subject of customer centricity in new online course “Strategic Value of Customer Relationships.” Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The Wharton School has announced the application period for its new online-only executive education course is now open. The Strategic Value of Customer Relationships, a new online course on customer centricity, acknowledges that the ways firms go...

2013-12-11 23:03:05

Heralded as an award-winning educator and engineering role model, Professor Pamela McCauley Bush is honored to serve as Grand Marshal at the University of Central Florida Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony this Friday, December 13th. A full professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at UCF where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team and directs the Ergonomics Laboratory, Professor Bush inspires and motivates students and...

2013-12-11 12:24:55

Research from Columbia Business School warns that management's attempt to build closer bonds among colleagues through office gatherings fails to help among racially dissimilar employees NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holiday season upon us, companies across the country are excitedly coordinating holiday office parties to celebrate a year's worth of work and provide a social setting that can build stronger bonds among employees. But a Columbia Business School study...

NYU Professor Joins Facebook's Aritificial Intelligence Team
2013-12-10 15:52:24

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook is delving into deep learning with the hire of NYU professor Yann LeCun as director of the new AI Group lab at the social networking company. Facebook and New York University's Center for Data Science will work cooperatively on research in data science, machine learning and AI. LeCun wrote about his new position at Facebook on Monday, and the new lab, as well as the hire of LeCun, were announced at the Neural Information...

2013-12-10 12:20:47

NYU-Poly Associate Provost and Professor is Known for Cold Plasma Research and Fostering Innovation BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurt H. Becker, the associate provost for research and technology initiatives and a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Becker was chosen by the NAI for his spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that...

New Online Database Sheds Light On Gene Patenting Process
2013-12-08 06:29:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Researchers from Cambria, a non-profit biotech research organization, and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), have developed a new online database revealing which organizations have applied for patents related to genes and proteins in living organisms. The open-sourced PatSeq registry, which is the subject of a paper published in last week’s edition of Nature Biotechnology, currently holds over 120 million DNA...

2013-12-03 23:33:14

The synopsis for doctoral projects will be written as per specific guidelines, within a set time limit (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Thesis Clinic has launched its latest offering, synopsis writing assistance. The main purpose of the synopsis is to establish a solid foundation on which the thesis will be based. The synopsis is the first step that needs to be prepared carefully for the success of the entire project. The company employs several academicians who are PhD holders themselves. They...

2013-12-03 14:02:57

A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee and Professor Yoon Sung Nam from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed the biotemplated design of flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device, called "nanogenerator." Nature has its own capabilities to spontaneously synthesize and self-assemble universal materials with sophisticated architectures such as shells, sea sponges, and bone minerals. For instance, the natural sea shell, consisting of calcium...