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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...

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...

2013-10-10 23:29:50

Family Care Pharmacy of Jacksonville, of Jacksonville, NC, wins the inaugural FLAVORx Independent Pharmacy of the Year Award. Runners-up include Apple Discount Drugs of Salisbury, MD; Family Pharmacy of Worcester, MA; Gilbert Pharmacy of Gilbert, WV; Lawton Chiles Children and Family of Bradenton, FL; Miller Drug of Bangor, ME; and Tiger Drug of Stillwater, OK. Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 FLAVORx today announced Family Care Pharmacy of Jacksonville as the winner of the...

2013-10-02 23:02:38

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education, practical industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 68th Annual Midyear Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division Oct. 20-23, 2013. The conference, which focuses on new developments and new technologies for teaching computer-aided design and the application of...

2013-09-16 23:02:20

Researchers aim to design assistive robots for elderly suffering with age-related disabilities. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Through a unique collaboration between the university’s Robotics Engineering Program and Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a five-year, $125,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that seeks to provide personal assistant robots to elderly...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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