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2014-04-14 23:04:05

Developer of the popular fitness application is also part of a WPI research team working on a smartwatch application that will improve care for patients with severe diabetes. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 It knows when you're sleeping. It knows when you're awake—and when you're sitting, walking, or running. Called On11, a new fitness and activity tracker available for the Pebble smart watch is currently its 7th most popular watch-face application for the device,...

2014-03-06 23:04:08

Part of the award will fund research aimed at developing new magnesium alloys that do not require expensive and scarce rare earth elements. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army that will support the development of new metallurgical methods and new lightweight alloys that will help the military build more effective and durable vehicles and systems. The technologies...

2014-02-25 23:03:15

To be announced by the White House today, the $148 million American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will play a key role in helping revitalize the nation's manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities for the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148...

2014-02-18 23:03:02

Eppendorf supplies New Brunswick bioreactors and scientific expertise to support the center’s growing biomanufacturing training programs. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Eppendorf, a global life science products company, has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Under the agreement, Eppendorf will supply three of its New Brunswick bench-scale bioreactors, a CEPA...

2014-01-16 23:02:32

Robotics Engineering Professor Taskin Padir and Doctoral Student Velin Dimitrov Win $25,000 Award Worcester, MA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 A research team led by an assistant professor of robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and a doctoral candidate has won the Kalenian Award, the university’s top prize recognizing commercialization potential for a given invention. Professor Taşkin Padir and Velin Dimitrov, who is seeking his PhD in robotics engineering at WPI,...

2013-12-10 23:02:20

Dominko is recognized for her contributions to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine research, and for promoting education in Slovenia and the United States. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Tanja Dominko, DVM, PhD, associate professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is the 2013 Slovenian Ambassador of Science, a national award given to one Slovenian native each year in recognition of outstanding achievements and global scientific...

2013-12-09 23:03:37

Oxford City FC moves up the table with its second shutout in a row. Oxford, UK (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Oxford City travelled to Aggborough, Worcester City's temporary home, and came away with three well-earned points. City started brightly and were rewarded early in the game when a long range effort from Tom Winters diverted past goalkeeper Vega via Worcester defender Regan. City continued to look threatening and earned a series of corners and their second goal came just 5 minutes...

2013-11-21 23:04:18

The program, the first in Massachusetts, responds to a rapidly growing demand for professionals who can help organizations deal with the rise of big data. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Responding to a skyrocketing demand for professionals who understand how to analyze and distill value from massive data sets, popularly known as big data, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is launching the first graduate program in data science in Massachusetts and one of only a handful of...

2013-11-19 08:21:30

WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, Worcester residents were involved in more than 4,000 automobile accidents. That's more than a dozen a day. And Attorney Peter Ventura sees the results play out in life-long injuries or fatalities for many accident victims. "Our most dangerous roads and intersections are well known to insurance adjusters, police, and emergency service workers," said Peter. "But the information wasn't available to everyday drivers outside of...

2013-10-18 23:02:22

Nearly 40 Community Members and Businesses Donate Time, Materials and Appliances to Deliver the Sustainability Hub for Worcester Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 New England’s first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub opened its doors today at 912 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. and is now providing hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large. The 2,200 square foot interactive space was donated...