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2012-04-07 23:02:19

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps, the nation´s largest junior golf camp network, announced another addition to their 2012 golf camp schedule by teaming up with University of Rochester this summer. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 The new Nike Golf Camp at University of Rochester, NY will be offered July 15 through July 19, 2012. The program is coed and open to junior golfers, ages 10 — 18. Campers are housed on campus and travel to Wild Wood Country Club each day for...

Image 1 - Researchers Send Neutrino Message Through Solid Stone
2012-03-16 03:44:13

For the first time, a team of U.S. researchers have successfully used a beam of neutrinos--extremely low mass particles that can travel at the speed of light--to transmit a message through an obstacle. According to a Wednesday article from Ars Technica reporter Casey Johnston, the scientists, who were representing the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University (NC State), fired the neutrinos through roughly 780 feet of solid bedrock. When the particles emerged on the other...

2012-03-15 16:53:06

A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos — nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light. The message was sent through 240 meters of stone and said simply, "Neutrino." "Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables," said Dan Stancil, professor of electrical...

2012-03-14 21:09:53

The difficulties that many women describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real, according to a study published today in the journal Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. The findings won´t come as a surprise to the millions of women who have had bouts of forgetfulness or who describe struggles with “brain fog” in their late 40s and 50s. But the results of the study, by scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and...

2012-03-06 23:01:00

Social media may be giving you away A man–or person–is known by the company he keeps. That old proverb takes on new meaning in the 21st century. Computer scientists at the University of Rochester have shown that a great deal can be learned about individuals from their interactions in online social media, even when those individuals hide their Twitter messages (tweets) and other posts. The paper, "Finding Your Friends and Following Them to Where You Are," by professors Henry...

Women Wearing Red Really Do Get More Attention From Men
2012-02-27 09:21:24

Scientists from the University of Rochester in New York may have quantified what many men have known for years, that a woman wearing red will turn a man´s head more than other colors, reports Daily Mail´s Emma Reynolds. It may also explain why red is the hue most associated with love and romance in popular culture. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, tested 96 men from the United States and Austria and found that the men felt the women in red...

Researchers Find Key To Growth Differences Between Species
2012-02-24 08:56:26

Study of wing sizes of two wasp species helps explain huge diversity of shapes and sizes of organisms in nature From spaghetti-like sea anemones to blobby jellyfish to filigreed oak trees, each species in nature is characterized by a unique size and shape. But the evolutionary changes that produce the seemingly limitless diversity of shapes and sizes of organisms on Earth largely remains a mystery. Nevertheless, a better understanding of how cells grow and enable organisms to assume their...

2012-02-10 18:27:15

Weekday delivery is no better than night or weekend delivery for infants with birth defects, according to a new study presented today at The Pregnancy Meeting, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine´s annual conference. The finding is good news for all parties — moms, babies and healthcare teams — and suggests that this high-risk population of women should deliver when their bodies are ready to deliver, regardless of the day or time. The study, conducted by researchers at...

Dating In The Digital Age
2012-02-06 12:57:06

According to new research, online dating has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the U.S. other than meeting through friends. The team said the new digital age is providing greater and more convenient access to potential dates. Researchers analyzed reviews of over 400 psychology studies and public interest surveys of the industry that has attracted 25 million unique visitors from around the world. "Online dating is definitely a new and much needed twist on relationships," Harry...


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Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned his Master of Science degree in engineering in June...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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