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In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain
12/19/2014 9:41:32 AM
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance. However, a new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that one of …
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
12/19/2014 9:28:57 AM
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. There are many sorts of prosocial behaviors. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish. Jean Decety , …
200 MHz bandwidth, education mode, digital voltmeter and frequency counter added to R&S RTM bench oscilloscope
200 MHz bandwidth, education mode, digital voltmeter and frequency counter added to R&S RTM bench oscilloscope
12/18/2014 11:15:27 AM
Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family by adding a new model that is ideal for the education sector. The instrument features a 200 MHz bandwidth and an education mode that deactivates special measurement tools to help students quickly learn how to work with an oscilloscope. The new digital voltmeter and frequency counter option also supports …
Cisco Announces Expansion Plans in Colombia
Cisco Announces Expansion Plans in Colombia
12/17/2014 9:44:24 AM
Cisco announces today a major expansion in Colombia. In order to support the country’s growth through new technologies and encourage the implementation of the Internet of Everything as the foundation for the development of Smart+Connected Communities™, Cisco will expand its operations in Colombia through a US$6 million investment, which includes new state-of-the-art offices in …
US federal government lacks analytics talent to exploit big data
12/16/2014 10:13:26 AM
Despite collecting, storing and managing masses of data as they perform mission-critical activities, federal agencies fall short in turning the information into insight due to a critical workforce skills gap. That is a key finding from Government Workforce in Focus: Closing the Data and Analytics Skills Gap , a new report aimed at assessing the nature of the skills gap and …
Are you helping your toddler’s aggressive behaviour?
12/15/2014 10:44:11 AM
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn’t the case. The researchers did find, however, that parental behaviours may influence the development of an association between the two problems during early childhood. Frequent …
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
12/15/2014 8:21:39 AM
An eleven-member panel of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals was instrumental in an evaluation of the scope of the industrial hygiene profession in preparation for the Spring 2015 Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) examination.   The eleven professionals were appointed in 2014 to the Job Analysis (JA) Panel by the American Board of Industrial …
Cambridge University Press announces new partner for digital publishing platform
12/11/2014 12:35:44 PM
As University Publishing Online continues to grow, Cambridge University Press announces new partnership with Pickering & Chatto, an international publisher specialising in high-level humanities and social science titles.   University Publishing Online is a digital platform that provides librarians with access to over 25,000 front and backlist titles from a variety of …
Anyone who is good at German learns English better
12/10/2014 10:16:17 AM
Your literacy skills in your first language heavily influence the learning of a foreign language. Thus, anyone who reads and writes German well is likely to transfer this advantage to English – regardless of the age of onset of foreign language learning. Foreign language lessons at an early age, however, pay off less than was previously assumed. In fact, they can even have a …
IEEE-CS Certification and Professional Education Program Joins the Teradata University Network
12/9/2014 3:01:55 PM
IEEE Computer Society has joined the Teradata University Network as a partner in the online international community whose members share learning materials, knowledge, ideas, experiences, and job opportunities in the broad field of analytics. This educational collaboration will help IEEE-CS student and academic members deepen their information systems, management, or …
Serco awarded English Language Requirement contract in Wales
12/9/2014 11:21:02 AM
Serco has been awarded the new payment-by-results (PBR) English Language Requirement (ELR) contract in Wales. Under the two-year contract awarded by Department for Work and Pensions, Serco will be supporting people with very poor English or Welsh to improve their language skills and so help them obtain employment. In areas where Welsh is more important in the workplace, …
Morgan Stanley Launches The Institute of Family Wealth Management - A Powerful Strategy that Focuses on Developing Families of Wealth and the Next Generation of Investors
12/9/2014 9:26:37 AM
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management today announced the launch of its Institute of Family Wealth Management (IFWM) to focus on family wealth which is part of a powerful strategy designed to help its Financial Advisors better serve clients’ growing multigenerational needs. The IFWM is the first-of-its-kind interactive e-learning program that will give Financial Advisors the …
Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome
12/8/2014 11:57:20 AM
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK’s first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome. Up to half a million people in the UK are affected by the autoimmune condition. The study will test a new antibody treatment, which has the potential to bring relief to sufferers with Sjogren’s syndrome, a condition …
CIH Program Benefits Industrial Hygiene Professionals Worldwide
CIH Program Benefits Industrial Hygiene Professionals Worldwide
12/8/2014 11:46:04 AM
For many industrial hygiene professionals who are considering taking the CIH exam next year, one question that is often asked is how will becoming a CIH impact my career.  To help answer this important question, ABIH began asking CIHs to share their personal stories about the ways the certification has changed their professional lives.    Many CIHs have responded and their …
Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit
12/8/2014 8:47:17 AM
Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The study suggests that doctors and patients may find it difficult to withhold treatment previously considered standard of care, even in the setting of high …
Memorial Sloan Kettering Study Shows New Kind of Targeted Drug Has Promise for Leukemia Patients
12/8/2014 8:34:19 AM
A new type of cancer therapy that targets an oncometabolite produced dramatic results in patients with advanced leukemia in an early-phase clinical trial. The study, led by Eytan M. Stein, MD , a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was presented today at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Approximately 15 percent of …
American Association for Cancer Research Recognizes Dr. Mary-Claire King With 2014 Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research
12/5/2014 12:26:05 PM
Mary-Claire King, PhD, the American Cancer Society professor in the Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, is being honored with the Seventh Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research, at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer …
Tisch Grad Film Students Win 3 DGA Student Film Awards, Honoring Minority and Women Filmmakers
Tisch Grad Film Students Win 3 DGA Student Film Awards, Honoring Minority and Women Filmmakers
12/5/2014 12:24:30 PM
Three NYU Tisch students were among eight selected across the eastern region for 2014 DGA Student Film awards by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the DGA announced this week. The awards, which were created to encourage outstanding minority and women film students, will be officially presented at a reception and screening on Thursday, December 11 at the DGA New York …
Paying It Forward: How a Father and Daughter Give 
the Golden Rule Marble™ to Inspire Others
Paying It Forward: How a Father and Daughter Give the Golden Rule Marble™ to Inspire Others
12/4/2014 2:59:43 PM
For Denny Bonner and his daughter, Tracey Bonner, the Golden Rule is not just something they believe in and practice, it’s also part of a special way they recognize and reinforce excellence in others … and keep the appreciation going forward. The father and daughter, one retired and one current educator, have each chosen to give the Golden Rule Marble, a memento first …
Mobile Game High School Story Launches New Way to Help Teach SATs In Unique Character-Driven Narrative As Top Teen Game Notches $9m in Revenue Up 400% From Last Year
12/4/2014 12:00:00 PM
Mountain View, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2014) – Pixelberry Studios , a mobile game company proving that doing good can also be good business, announces a first-of-its-kind educational expansion for smash hit game High School Story . Created by Pixelberry’s team of former teachers, standardized test prep experts and tutors, this is the game’s biggest update ever and will …