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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...

2013-11-14 23:21:18

Researchers develop novel method to image worm brain activity and screen early stage compounds aimed at treating autism and anxiety. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and The Rockefeller University in New York has developed a novel system to image brain activity in multiple awake and unconstrained worms. The technology, which makes it possible to study the genetics and neural circuitry associated with animal behavior, can also...

2013-11-05 23:03:25

WPI Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives NSF Award to Explore the Use of Tethered Undersea Kites to Generate Electricity from Tides and Currents Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As the world looks for new ways to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites. A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from...

2013-10-30 23:03:27

Researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells, potentially helping couples to conceive. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those cases attributable solely to issues with male fertility—including low sperm count and low sperm motility (a limited ability to swim). Now, with recently...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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