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2013-06-04 23:26:48

Christian History Institute (CHI) introduces the Christian History magazine and website, a print and multi-media self-study resource tracing major historic Christian themes and key individuals´ lives from the time Jesus lived on earth to the present. Publisher, CHI, Offers Christian History Resources for Home, School and Church Use, on a donation basis. Worcester, PA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Christian History Institute (CHI) introduces the Christian History magazine and website...

2013-06-03 23:03:28

Eleven teams to vie for $1.5 million prize; WPI to serve as host site for second year. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 From June 5-7 on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 11 teams of citizen inventors from across the country will once again compete for a purse of $1.5 million. The challenge: Design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. Last year, WPI was the first university selected as host and manager — officially...

2013-05-21 23:03:20

Program geared to engineers, computer scientists currently working in the robotics field; first course to start in the fall of 2013 Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced that it has launched an online, part-time master´s program in Robotics Engineering, making it among the first colleges in the country to offer such a program. The program will be primarily focused toward professionals such as engineers and computer scientists who...

2013-04-25 23:01:46

Sequencing the worm´s genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior. Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 It has co-existed quietly with humans for centuries, slurping up the spillage in beer halls and gorging on the sour paste used to bind books. Now the tiny nematode Panagrellus redivivus (P.redivivus) has emerged from relative obscurity with the publication of its complete genetic code. Further study of...

2013-04-24 23:19:58

Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Lander; Carol Tecla Christ, President of Smith College; and Robert Beckett ´57, Retired Chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc. WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced today that Eric Lander, PhD, a principal leader of the Human Genome Project and president and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the address at the university´s 145th commencement exercises on Saturday,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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