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8 hrs ago |

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner

American Composers Forum has named Todd Lerew the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof.


Related Topix: University of Virginia

12 hrs ago | Newswise

It Takes More Than Practice to Excel, CWRU's New Psychologist Reports

Case Western Reserve University's new assistant professor of psychology Brooke N. Macnamara, PhD, and colleagues have overturned a 20-year-old theory that people who excel in their fields are those who practiced the most.


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, Rice University, 9

16 hrs ago | Wired

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Sweden, World News, Columbia University, University of Chicago

16 hrs ago | Chemistry World

West side stories

Whether you plan a chemistry career in academia or industry, living and working in a foreign country is a great way to expand your scientific horizons.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Social Security, Personal Finance, Illinois, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Michael Tsai's Weblog

Canvas Fingerprinting Instead of Cookies

The type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's web browser to draw a hidden image, and was first documented in a upcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium.


Related Topix: Belgium, World News

The Jersey Journal

Newark's modern history, as told by Robert Curvin: Q&A

Robert Curvin, PhD was a civil rights activist during the time of civil unrest in Newark in July 1967.


Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Rutgers University, Riot, Opinion

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Army Secretary During '70S Scandal

He was 82. Martin Hoffmann enlisted in the Army in 1954, received his commission after Officer Candidate School and served in the 101st Airborne Division.


Related Topix: West Point, NY, United States Military Academy


Win-Win Choices Lead to Dueling Brain Regions

New research has found that when people have to choose between two or more equally positive outcomes, they often experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety - feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain.


Related Topix: Cameras

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Deseret News

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language...

Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best.


Related Topix: Family, Kids


Yeast Meeting to Showcase Latest Breakthroughs in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America next week at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Washington, Harvard University


Art of Science Competition Reveals the Hidden Beauty of the Microcosm

'Baby Kraken', a fluorescence microscope image of a squid embryo attached to a yolk sac, by Princeton chemistry professor Celeste Nelson.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Design News

Video: Voice-Command System Rivals Siri

The Raspberry Pi mini-PC has been used for countless DIY projects since its creation, including 3D printers, drones, a LEGO-based robot, and makeshift DJ soundboard.


Related Topix: Printers, Robots, Science / Technology, Programming Languages

The Jersey Journal

Feds: Approval not needed for NJ Transit to remove portion of Dinky track in Princeton

Passengers get off the Dinky at Princeton Station for one of the very last times before the platform was shut down at its former location.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Trenton, NJ

Photonics Spectra

Technique Could Simplify Photonic Crystal Formation

PRINCETON, N.J., and NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 - A new method could allow scientists to custom-grow defect-free photonic crystals.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ, Columbia University

Easley Progress

Easley home to two-time gold medal winner10:35 am

Only a handful of Pickens County residents might know there is a two-time gold medal winner living in their midst.


Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens County, SC

The Times of Trenton

Princeton throbs with beat of So Percussion Summer Institute

The members of So Percussion, from left, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Josh Quillen and Eric Beach, will teach master classes and perform in concerts during the group's summer institute at Princeton University.


Related Topix: Princeton, NJ


Minor White's Vulnerability

Minor White's photographs offer a portrait of a life lived in collaboration with the natural world, other people, and the great beyond.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Gay/Lesbian, Rochester, NY


[Working Life] A scientific partnership

In late June, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article showing that elite male scientists hire fewer women than other male scientists or elite women do.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Molecular Biology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Brain's dynamic duel underlies win-win choices

Research by Amitai Shenhav and colleagues into how people experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety when choosing between two or more positive outcomes asked study participants to choose between pairs of products with similarly low values , similarly high values or different values .


Related Topix: Harvard University

Hispanic Business

Studies from Princeton University in the Area of Physics Research...

The purification system removed K, U and Th by distillation of the pseudocumene solvent and the PPO fluor."