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2012-05-16 11:12:44

Researchers find design tools promote better working memory and flexible thinking Classrooms have become smarter, thanks to the use of digital devices such as computers, SMART boards, and other handheld devices. But are these technological advancements birthing a new and smarter generation of engineers? According to a University of Pittsburgh study, yes: Students using such tools are more successful than those who don´t because the technologies promote better working memory and more...

2012-05-08 20:48:38

Pitt study one of many across the nation focused on understanding Arctic region´s climate changes Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have joined an international group of scientists to study past climate changes in the Arctic. Comprising geologists from Pitt´s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, the team has analyzed sedimentary and geochemical records of water-level changes in Rantin Lake, located in the boreal forest of Canada´s southeastern Yukon...

FBI Seizes Server Allegedly Linked To University Bomb Threat
2012-04-21 04:28:58

The FBI has seized a server used by an anonymous remailing service provider and several progressive service organizations as part of an ongoing investigation into anonymous bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh -- a move which has reportedly drawn criticism from digital anonymity advocates. The server was seized Wednesday from a co-location facility located in New York after FBI officials presented a warrant, Wired's Kim Zetter wrote on Friday. The server was used by Mixmaster, a...


Word of the Day
sough
  • 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.'
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