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2013-10-03 23:00:59

Anna Balazs, a pioneer in the area of predicting the behavior of complex polymeric materials through her theoretical modeling, has been awarded the national 2013 Mines Medal by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Balazs, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and leads a team that predicted the behavior of Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) gels, gels with far-reaching applications such as artificial skin that could be sensory. Rapid...

2013-10-02 23:01:00

Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., head and professor of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering and director of the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has received a $405,080 National Science Foundation grant to examine the functional biodiversity of chemosymbiosis in clams and its role in supporting sensitive coastal biomes. A collaboration among three universities – SDSM&T, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Clemson University –...

2013-09-26 23:33:14

Additionally, The Air National Guard 114th wing in South Dakota has just won a Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (JSIVA), Best Benchmark Award for Mass Notification System based on the Desktop Alert system for recognition of best practices. This prestigious list includes the recent deployment of the system at NORAD/Northern Command Headquarters. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Desktop Alert, Inc., the pioneer and leader in ‘less than one minute’ network-centric emergency...

2013-09-26 16:23:45

Completed acquisition would secure more than 60% of NorthWestern's average load serving capability in Montana and provide price stability for customers BUTTE, Mont. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633 MWs of generation, one storage reservoir, and related assets from PPL Montana, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

2013-09-25 23:01:51

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Department of Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences unveiled its new 3M Biochemistry Laboratory at a dedication today. The new lab comes as a result of a $200,000 gift from 3M. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Department of Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences unveiled its new 3M Biochemistry Laboratory at a dedication today. The new lab comes as a result of a...

2013-09-24 23:02:22

Enrollment at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has jumped nearly 9 percent this fall compared to a year ago, with a total enrollment of 2,640. Included in the overall figure is a 20.2 percent rise in first-time freshmen and a 47.2 percent spike in new transfer students. Rapid City, SD (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Enrollment at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has jumped nearly 9 percent this fall compared to a year ago, with a total enrollment of 2,640, an...

2013-09-23 08:20:29

Second annual state-by-state comparison of teen driving death rates coincides with launch of 2013 Shift teen driver safety contest to award $20,000 to teens and high schools ERIE, Pa., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 16,000 16- to 19-year-olds died in car crashes with another teen behind the wheel from 2007 to 2011. On average, that's 2,000 fewer teen deaths from the previous five-year period (2006-2010), but the per capita fatal crash rate for this age group remains 35 percent higher...

2013-09-20 23:25:23

Satellite Internet Bandwidth Offers High Speed Internet and unlimited phone service with speeds up to 15Mb to all homes in SD. Pierre, South Dakota (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Web surfers who are tired of buffering interrupting their video downloads and dropped connections with their current Internet service provider now have a new alternative with Satellite Internet Bandwidth.com (http://www.satelliteinternetbandwidth.com), an authorized Gen 4 satellite retailer that makes the high speed...

2013-09-20 23:01:16

A former member of Congress and a Rhodes Scholar, Heather Wilson is the first female president in the 128-year history of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Heather Wilson, D.Phil., will be inaugurated as the 18th president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology during a 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, ceremony on the university quad. Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett will deliver the inaugural address....

2013-09-18 12:30:58

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- a-tune software Inc., a leading global software solution provider to the medical research community, announces a technology partnership with the University of South Dakota. The institution has chosen the company's tick@lab software application as the primary tool to provide administrative oversight for research studies conducted at the University. "a-tune software's application, tick@lab, will provide the University with the ability to...


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Black Hills National Forest
2013-11-22 11:29:42

Black Hills National Forest can be found in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters can be found in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. Mainly ponderosa pine, the forest also includes hard woods like bur oak, aspen, and birch. The lower elevations include grassland...

Wind Cave National Park
2013-04-18 00:45:24

Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota in the United States, only ten miles away from the town of Hot Springs. The park holds 33,847 acres of cave system, and was the first national park of its kind. European explorers and Native Americans that traveled through the area knew that the cave was there, but there has been no existence of habitation found within the cave. Although the Lakota people spoke of a scared cave that produced wind, the first recorded discovery of the cave...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

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2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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2005-06-02 10:00:13

The Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) is a seabird from the tern family, Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races that mainly differ in bill color and minor plumage details. S. d. dougallii breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, and winters south to the Caribbean and West Africa. Both the European and North American populations have been in long term decline, though active conservation measures have reversed the decline in the last few years at some...

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