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2010-09-22 09:15:00

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus View Apartments, the leading student apartments in Columbia, today announces new Internet service levels customizable to meet residents' online needs and usage demands. The new Internet service boasts speeds up to 100 Mbps, and includes a 24-hour call center, onsite technical support, and traffic management devices to greatly enhance network reliability. "We listened to our residents and their concerns about the speed and reliability of...

2010-09-15 19:06:57

University of Utah neuroscientists' research may shed light on suicide rates in Western US, other areas The Intermountain West is renowned for the beauty of its towering mountains and high deserts, but according to new research from an investigator with the University of Utah Brain Institute the region's lofty altitudes significantly influence a deadly problem: the high prevalence of suicides in this part of the country. In the Sept. 15, 2010, online edition of the American Journal of...

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2010-09-07 08:28:02

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. "We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralyzed patients who cannot now speak," says Bradley Greger, an assistant professor of bioengineering. Because the method needs...

2010-08-31 13:03:30

Desire to improve or preserve quality of life -- not price or bank account size -- motivates purchases As any nine-to-fiver will testify, a new paycheck brings with it a familiar sense of freedom, albeit one that dwindles in lockstep with the balance in one's checking account. But, it's not the checking account size that influences consumer behavior; rather, it's the time that has elapsed since payday, according to a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Marketing....

2010-08-30 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced that the company's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 30, 2010, to stockholders of record as of September 15, 2010. About Huntsman: Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including...

2010-08-24 15:03:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, today introduced a new Editorial Advisory Board, the first of its kind in a media organization. The advisory board brings together a collection of thought leaders from around the country who will provide insight to the Deseret News. The formation of the editorial advisory board reflects an expansion of the Deseret News' efforts to provide an increasingly compelling experience to...

2010-08-19 11:39:00

Enrollment Still Open for New Students SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday students from Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), the first public virtual charter school in Utah, begin online classes for the start of the 2010-2011 school year. The Utah Virtual Academy uses the award-winning K12 curriculum. The academy is a high-quality, tuition-free public school that creates an online learning experience individualized for each child. "Utah Virtual Academy customizes its...

2010-08-18 18:25:05

University of Utah biochemist hopes to begin human clinical trials in two to three years Following up a pioneering 2007 proof-of-concept study, a University of Utah biochemist and colleagues have developed a promising new anti-HIV drug candidate, PIE12-trimer, that prevents HIV from attacking human cells. Michael S. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry in the University of Utah School of Medicine and senior author of the study published Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, online by the...

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2010-08-06 08:35:00

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds "“ the first such robot designed to climb efficiently and move like human rock climbers or apes swinging through trees. "While this robot eventually can be used for inspection, maintenance and surveillance, probably the greatest short-term potential is as a teaching tool or as a really cool toy," says...

2010-07-20 10:34:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Emigration Court, a TGM Associates community, recently celebrated the completion of its brand new state-of-the-art fitness center with a successful grand opening event attended by over 300 people and featured live radio broadcast, catered food and exciting prizes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/PH37712 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/PH37712 ) The 2,300-square foot fitness center facility,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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