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2010-05-03 10:53:00

LOS ANGELES, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) and The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University today announced the kickoff of the second annual Indie Game Challenge. The competition has been expanded to include international professional and amateur video game developers competing in different categories for two grand prizes of $100,000 each plus additional prize monies and scholarships in excess of...

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2010-04-27 12:00:00

Aetodactylus halli discovery in Texas hints at unrealized diversity of pterosaurs A 95 million-year-old fossilized jaw discovered in Texas has been identified as a new genus and species of flying reptile, Aetodactylus halli. Aetodactylus halli is a pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles commonly referred to as pterodactyls. The rare pterosaur "” literally a winged lizard "” is also one of the youngest members in the world of the pterosaur family Ornithocheiridae, according to...

2010-04-05 12:05:29

Traditional treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy don't reach everyone Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, according to researchers who analyzed the results of numerous published studies. "Exercise has been shown to have tremendous benefits for mental health," says Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern...

2010-03-30 13:49:16

Mothers' trauma symptoms were unrelated to any traumatic response to the violence that children reported If children feel threatened by even very low levels of violence between their parents, they may be at increased risk for developing trauma symptoms, new research suggests. A study by psychologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas found that children who witness violence between their mother and her intimate partner report fewer trauma symptoms if they don't perceive the violence...

2010-03-10 12:45:49

Dallas-Fort Worth earthquakes coincident with activity associated with natural gas production A study of seismic activity near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by researchers from Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin reveals that the operation of a saltwater injection disposal well in the area was a "plausible cause" for the series of small earthquakes that occurred in the area between Oct. 30, 2008, and May 16, 2009. The incidents under study occurred in...

2010-02-19 23:01:00

Two $100,000 grand prize champions and separate category winners unveiled in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Feb 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the inaugural Indie Game Challenge(SM) sponsored by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), and The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University were announced tonight in Las Vegas following the conclusion of the D.I.C.E.(TM) (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort & Casino....

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2010-01-22 10:51:15

New evidence identifies critical variable imposing biological limit to running speed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's record-setting performances have unleashed a wave of interest in the ultimate limits to human running speed. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology offers intriguing insights into the biology and perhaps even the future of human running speed. The newly published evidence identifies the critical variable imposing the biological limit to running speed, and...

2010-01-21 14:49:00

-- Approved 4th Year Science Curriculum Awakens Middle and High School Students' Interest in Technology, Science, and Math -- DALLAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Horner, an instructor in Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, demonstrates for his high school class how math can digitalize voice and pictures. Middle school children in the Dallas area's Coppell ISD apply what they learn to solve real-life problems. A student at Missouri's Cor Jesu Academy...

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2010-01-10 12:10:00

International collaboration hunting oscillation of muon to electron Physicists may see data as soon as late summer from the prototype for a $278 million science experiment in northern Minnesota that is being designed to find clues to some fundamental mysteries of the universe. But it could take years before the nation's largest "neutrino" detector answers the profound questions that matter to scientists. Construction is underway now on a 220-ton detector that is the "integration prototype"...

2010-01-06 14:29:00

Senior Ceena Hall tapped to work at Johnson Space Center DALLAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Year will bring Ceena Hall, a senior electrical engineering student from Houston, face to face with NASA scientists and top engineering students from across the country as part of the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) -- a highly competitive internship program that pairs university students with researchers at the space agency. Beginning in January, Hall will work...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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