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2010-03-17 13:30:00

PlayStation 3-based system developed by Rutgers engineers; evaluated in Indiana University School of Medicine pilot trial Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove...

2010-03-16 09:00:00

EDISON, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- netForensics, Inc., a leader in the Security Information Management market, today announced that President and CEO Dale Cline has been named to Rutgers University's CEO Roundtable. Cline, one of just a handful of technology leaders selected to the roundtable, joins forty other CEOs and corporate leaders throughout the tri-state area. Established in late 2009, the Rutgers University CEO Roundtable seeks to create a partnership between Corporate...

2010-02-26 07:00:00

Additional research focuses on practical application of nanotechnology across a wide range of fields including homeland defense and the environment Huixin He, associate  professor of nanoscale chemistry at Rutgers University, Newark, and Tamara Minko, professor at the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer. Under traditional chemotherapy,...

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2010-02-22 13:20:00

Computer scientists at Rutgers University have shown how a familiar type of personal computer security threat can now attack new generations of smart mobile phones, with the potential to cause more serious consequences. The researchers, who are presenting their findings at a mobile computing workshop this week in Maryland, demonstrated how such a software attack could cause a smart phone to eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner's travels, or rapidly drain its battery to render the phone...

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2010-02-13 09:13:52

Theoretical spectroscopy and computational model reveal hidden ordered state Electrons in complex matter sometimes arrange themselves into strange patterns, which remain shrouded in mystery. Finding the organizing principles and classifying their phases is an important challenge in understanding condensed matter. One such material is URu2Si2. "URu2Si2 is a man-made compound based on uranium, which undergoes an unknown phase transition," said Kristjan Haule of the Center for Materials Theory...

2010-01-20 18:13:32

A new brain-based computational model is helping to understand how Parkinson's disease and dopamine medications"”used to treat motor symptoms caused by the disease"” can affect learning and attention. As reported in a forthcoming article in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/jocn.2010.21420, a new computational model, developed by Drs. Ahmed Moustafa and Mark Gluck, at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at...

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2010-01-15 09:30:03

Twenty PECASE awardees were nominated by NSF from its distinguished pool of CAREER awardees At the White House Wednesday, President Barack Obama bestowed on 100 men and women the United States government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers--the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Among the awardees, twenty were nominated by the National Science Foundation. These awardees come from...

2010-01-14 11:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation has awarded Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education a $150,000 grant to help equip teachers with the tools and skills needed to prepare students for success in today's digital society. The grant, announced Thursday (Jan. 14), will support a certificate program called Educational Leaders of the 21st Century. It will consist of three online courses that will enable educators establish a foundation for using technology in...

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2009-12-18 13:24:23

A team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has developed "laser spinning", a novel method of producing glass nanofibers with materials. They have been able to manufacture bioglass nanofibers, the bioactive glass used in regenerating bone, for the first time. "Laser spinning makes it possible to produce glass nanofibers of compositions that would be impossible to obtain using other methods",...

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2009-12-16 10:00:46

NSF initiative brings together different scientific disciplines and diverse communities of faculty and students--often on the same campus Seven institutions received funding in fiscal year 2009 through Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I3--an effort intended to link institutions' existing National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to leverage their collective strengths. Awards were for up to $1.25 million...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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