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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,...

2014-03-07 00:24:12

Investment Expands Access to Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network, Benefits of Mobile Broadband WORCESTER, Mass., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested nearly $80 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Worcester between 2011 and 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120612/DA23287LOGO Advancing its Project...

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...

2014-02-18 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...

2014-02-03 23:01:54

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have received awards through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Robotics Initiative to investigate and overcome fundamental challenges involved with robots working alongside people. Dmitry Berenson will develop algorithms that will permit robots to collaborate with people on small-scale manufacturing operations. Sonia Chernova will draw on the experience of thousands of online "teachers" to learn more about...

2014-01-31 23:04:07

Peter Stein of Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee ™, today was pleased to announce that the Company added David Young to its growing authorized LED dealer organization. Young will be introducing ESS’ energy-efficient Forever LED Lights™ to businesses and municipalities in Worcester, Massachusetts, a suburb just outside of Boston. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Peter Stein of Energy Saving Solutions USA...

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,...

2014-01-14 08:29:03

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, is proud to announce it will co-sponsor the 2014 Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. Designed to showcase innovative ideas coming out of early-stage medical device companies, the nationwide competition will focus on Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Trauma. The prizes will total $50,000 of in-kind services including...

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...


Word of the Day
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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