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2011-02-12 07:25:00

3D digital dinosaur track download: A roadmap for saving at-risk natural history resources Paleontologists propose the new term "digitype" for full-resolution three-dimensional digital models that preserve and archive endangered fossils Portable laser scanning technology allows researchers to tote their latest fossil discovery from the field to the lab in the form of lightweight digital data stored on a laptop. But sharing that data as a 3D model with others requires standard formats that are...

2011-02-11 23:18:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indie Game Challenge announced that Playdead's LIMBO and Team Hermes' Inertia are the big winners of the second annual Indie Game Challenge. The top teams were named on the closing night of the annual D.I.C.E.(TM) (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110212/DC47079LOGO) "One look at the winners in both categories and it is...

2011-01-20 12:04:00

DALLAS and CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 12 finalists of the second Indie Game Challenge (IGC) sponsored by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), GameStop (NYSE: GME) and The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University (SMU) have been announced. Winners will be announced February 11th at the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Hosting the IGC awards ceremony is Adam Sessler,...

2010-12-21 11:21:00

Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University Rodents get a bad rap as vermin and pests because they seem to thrive everywhere. They have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, rodents flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them a stable and plentiful source of food, says paleontologist Alisa J. Winkler, an expert on rodent and rabbit fossils. Now rodent fossils are proving their usefulness to scientists as they help shed...

2010-12-21 09:41:56

Breakthrough 'CART' treatment better than traditional cognitive therapy at altering hyperventilation and panic symptoms A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing. The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study. The biological-behavioral treatment program is called Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory...

2010-12-02 21:01:40

New theory bridges longtime gap in child-development research, which traditionally overlooked impact of parental guidance in how children turn out Why does a child grow up to become a lawyer, a politician, a professional athlete, an environmentalist or a churchgoer? It's determined by our inherited genes, say some researchers. Still others say the driving force is our upbringing and the nurturing we get from our parents. But a new child-development theory bridges those two models, says...

2010-11-25 00:00:38

LPB Energy Management announces that it has been presented with the Dallas 100â“ž¢ Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2010 LPB Energy Management(LPB) announced today that it has been presented with the Dallas 100â“ž¢ Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business....

2010-11-17 07:00:00

Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarship Programs Help Video Game Students Achieve Educational Goals CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional video games organization advancing the awareness of the artistic value of its interactive entertainment community, has named the winners for its annual scholarship programs. Four recipients - Stephen Campbell (Lebanon Valley College), Grant Kao (The...

2010-11-03 11:10:00

Men, women equally concerned about higher tuition, lower salaries; pattern will repeat in medicine, law fields Women now dominate the field of veterinary medicine "” the result of a nearly 40-year trend that is likely to repeat itself in the fields of medicine and law. That's the conclusion of a new study that found three factors that appear to be driving the change: the 1972 federal amendment that outlaws discrimination against female students; male applicants to graduate schools who...

2010-10-28 08:34:33

Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion. With no hope of saving all of these sites, archaeologists Torben Rick from the Smithsonian Institution, Leslie Reeder of Southern Methodist University, and Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon have issued a call to action for scientists to assess the sites most at risk. Writing in the Journal of Coastal Conservation...

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