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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,...

2013-04-23 23:04:22

Pittsburgh Steelers are the most cost-effective team, based on its draft picks since 2000; Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris of Washington Redskins cited as best picks in ´12 draft. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 A new study by a student team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) shows that NFL teams typically get greater value from their second-round picks, contrary to the popular view that coveted first-round picks are the best. Craig Wills, the head of WPI´s...

2013-04-22 23:02:30

WPI´s entry is the only solar house to be built in the U.S. for this competition Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The Solatrium, Worcester Polytechnic Institute´s (WPI) entry in the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition, was unveiled before an audience of more than 170, including city officials and area legislators, as well as representatives of several corporate sponsors. WPI is part of an international, multi-university team with members from Ghent University in Belgium and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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