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2011-04-26 16:51:00

Media are invited to an exhibition and reception featuring innovative NSF-funded research projects. WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fascinating advances across the spectrum of science and engineering will be displayed and explained by experts at the Coalition for National Science Funding's (CNSF) 17th Annual Exhibition and Reception. The event, "STEM Research and Education: Underpinning American Innovation," will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 11, in Rooms...

2011-03-09 06:26:00

AMSTERDAM, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - New Journal Provides Solutions to Regional Environmental Issues of Global Significance Elsevier, the world leading publisher of scientific information products and services, and SCOPE, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, today formalized their collaboration to publish the new journal Environmental Development, to be launched in the final quarter of 2011. This publication, supported by UNESCO and the United...

2011-02-11 12:41:24

The journal Science publishes an important paper on harvesting vast amounts of "metaknowledge" The knowledge of knowledge. The science of science. Riddles? No. A burgeoning and important field of scientific research that examines research itself, say University of Chicago Sociology Assistant Professor James Evans and Post-doctoral Scholar Jacob Foster. Their analysis, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is published in a perspective piece to appear in the Feb. 11 issue of the...

2011-01-12 10:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthSky - a clear voice for science - today announced the selection of E.O. Wilson as the 2010 EarthSky Science Communicator of the Year. The selection was made by EarthSky's 600+ Global Science Advisors, who voted overwhelmingly during fall 2010 to select Dr. Wilson from among many excellent candidates. EarthSky visited Dr. Wilson in Boston in late 2010 and shot a series of videos with him in which he discusses topics including the value and...

2010-11-05 00:00:36

SocioCultural Research Consultants, LLC (SCRC), developers of EthnoNotes and innovators of social science research methodology, proudly announces the release of Dedoose for qualitative and mixed methods research. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 SocioCultural Research Consultants, LLC (SCRC), developers of EthnoNotes and innovators of social science research methodology, proudly announces the release of Dedoose for qualitative and mixed methods research. Dedoose is quite...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned educator Rodger Bybee's The Teaching of Science: 21st-Century Perspectives is the perfect vehicle to help science teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and science teacher educators reflect on basic issues in science education today and in the coming years. He contends that for educators to learn how best to teach science, they must first identify why they teach and what is important to teach. Bybee addresses topics...

2010-09-27 09:28:00

--"Philadelphia Science Festival" to Launch in April 2011-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphians far and wide will come together to explore the wondrous working of our world with the launch of the Philadelphia Science Festival (www.philasciencefestival.org) - a wide-ranging and ambitious celebration slated to run April 15 - 28, 2011. Hundreds of events will take place in Philadelphia, with the majority free to the public. Kicked off with a massive Science...

2010-06-14 09:05:00

Tequila and cheese may sound like the makings of an awkward cocktail party, but new research shows that they have a lot to tell us about efforts to boost rural economies around the world. Over the past 10-15 years, there has been a surge of interest from developing countries in creating protective measures known as geographical indications (GIs), which many countries view as tools that can help them compete in the global economy. GIs define a specific product according to its historical,...

2010-04-27 23:01:00

New Report Calls for Citizen Participation to Inform Decision-Making on Science and Technology WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars defines the criteria for a new technology assessment function in the United States. The report, Reinventing Technology Assessment: A 21st Century Model, emphasizes the need to incorporate citizen-participation methods to complement...

2010-04-14 09:40:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to welcome the University of Stuttgart to its distinguished group of member universities. The addition of this outstanding university, which brings the number of USRA member universities to 105, expands USRA's already significant reach into the space science university and research communities and enhances the association's ability to not only carry its 40-year...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'