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2012-08-02 20:51:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unmanned aircraft have seen extensive military and surveillance use in recent years and a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University could be the first step toward using drones for archeology. The interdisciplinary research team announced they will begin testing their system, called SUAVe (Semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), in Peru over an abandoned colonial-era town. The three dimensional maps the team is hoping to...

2012-06-21 13:57:28

NASA and Vanderbilt University's Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, Tenn., are hosting a Summer of Innovation event for rising fifth and sixth graders in the Nashville area on Thursday afternoon. NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin will address students and join them in hands-on, Mars-related activities. Melvin also will give a presentation to a larger audience during a special astronomy-themed concert performance in the evening. Summer of Innovation events are part of the...

Mammal Diversity Aided In Survival Over Deep Time
2012-04-24 12:24:49

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com In a first of its kind study, researchers from Vanderbilt University found that mammals´ best defense to adapting to climate change was diversity, and families with higher taxonomic diversity were better able to survive ongoing environmental changes. Larisa R. G. DeSantis, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt, led researchers in studying how North American mammals adapted to climate change over a 56-million-year...

2012-03-09 02:33:36

Minority principals and other administrative personnel at elementary and high schools play a key role in implementing policies and practices aimed at engaging immigrant parents of students, according to new research from Rice University, the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and Vanderbilt University. The researchers examined how schools in districts with immigrant populations are addressing low levels of parent involvement in their children´s education and providing...

New Tablet App Helps Visually Impaired Students With Math
2012-03-06 04:04:14

[ Watch the Video] A new app developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University helps visually impaired students with math problems. The new Android tablet app assists students in algebra, geometry, graphing and other subjects that are hard to comprehend without having normal vision. Jenna Gorlewicz, a graduate student in the Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory (MED Lab) at Vanderbilt University, and her adviser Robert Webster, an assistant professor of mechanical...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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