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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...

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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.