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  • CHGT: Increasing Visibility Boosts 3D Printing Industry
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:44:29 GMT
    The unveiling of the "Innovation Station" at the University of Texas at Austin is a favorable development for Changing Technologies, Inc. and subsidiary 6th Dimension Technologies as they continue developing the latest innovative concepts to customize the technology for the fast-growing multi-billion dollar industry. One of the largest universities in the U.S., UT-Austin has in excess of 75,000 students and administrators....
  • 4 ways to prevent allergies in children
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT
    Due to the overwhelming burden of toxins in the world and a largely monotonous diet rooted in grains and sugars, allergies have become commonplace. This has created a weakness in our genetic profile that is being passed down from one generation to the next, causing allergies to pop up in the very early stages of life....
  • How far should we go in using social media to censure boorish behaviour?
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:24 GMT
    Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning....
  • Radio Hall of Fame class of 2014
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:25:43 GMT
    The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will formally induct nine new members Saturday. Well, as formally as you can at a seafood restaurant ....
  • Taking stock of Wayne Tinkle's preseason to-do list as Oregon State Beavers begin practice
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:39 GMT
    Monday marked Wayne Tinkle's first chance to officially work with his entire Oregon State men's basketball team. The Beavers now have two hours a week to practice with players, a critical opportunity to begin figuring out personnel decisions in advance of a more ramped-up practice schedule that starts the first week of October....
  • Robert Reich awarded first Heller School Dean's Medal
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:00 GMT
    Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, was presented with the first Dean's Medal from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management in a ceremony Sept. 13, held as part of the school's 55th anniversary celebration ....
  • Gay man fights back after being expelled from Boy Scouts
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Growing up in Berkeley, California in the 1970s, Tim Curran loved camping. When his best friend joined the Boy Scouts, Curran signed up too....
  • Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:19:09 GMT
    Shown are fMRI scans across all subjects in the study. The yellow and red areas in Section A represent parts of the brain that are activated while subjects are forming 'gist memories' of pictures viewed....
  • Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:00:56 GMT
    I am full-time father of two little boys. I teach in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Department....
  • A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:10:17 GMT
    Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school board, and 95 percent of the police department is white, and in last year's municipal election only 7 percent of blacks came to the polls. Ross-perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history-had a successful career mobilizing people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and organize voter registration and voter turnout campaigns....
  • Profs Ask Congress to Reject Trade Secret Lawsuit Bills
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Congress is considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade secret theft, according to David Clark of Epstein Becker & Green in this recent blog post . The bills, The Trade Secrets Protection Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act, have been "spurred" by the cyberspying on American companies, he says....
  • Let's Take It Again from the Top: Chancellor Dirks's second message on civility
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:01:00 GMT
    UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message to the campus community today: Every fall for the last many years, we have issued statements concerning the virtue of civility on campus. This principle is one of several that Berkeley staff, students, faculty and alumni themselves developed and today regard as "fundamental to our mission of teaching, research and public service."...
  • 'Neural Workaround' May Help Stave Off Dementia
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:03:23 GMT
    Researchers have discovered a "neural workaround" in the human brain that can compensate for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. According to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley, the findings could help explain why some people with beta-amyloid deposits retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia....
  • Team finds neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:00:13 GMT
    Shown are fMRI scans across all subjects in the study. The yellow and red areas in Section A represent parts of the brain that are activated while subjects are forming 'gist memories' of pictures viewed....
  • From Slot Machines to Self-Tracking Devices: An Anthropologist Story
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:23:40 GMT
    Cultural anthropologist Natasha Schll bridged the gap between human interaction and machine workings in her research on gambling. Her book Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas , published in 2012, was borne as a result of an undergraduate thesis she began at age 19. In it, she examines the connection between compulsive gamblers and the design of the slot machines they play....
  • Local sports digest: No. 4 Stanford edges Florida in women's soccer
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:15:30 GMT
    Lo LaBonta converted a penalty kick in the first overtime Friday night as fourth-ranked Stanford defeated Florida 1-0 in a nonconference women's soccer game at Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal set a school record with its sixth shutout to start the season after surviving a rough first half against the sixth-ranked Gators ....
  • From Fundamentals to Field Shows: Cal Band's Path to Gameday
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:44:26 GMT
    With the start of every school year, Cal Band kicks into high gear as it introduces its vibrant traditions to a new recruiting class. This year, the recruits had just two weeks to learn how to march before performing two field shows at the Sacramento State game last weekend....
  • Dr. Keith Chertok Honors Self-Improvement Month by Urging Patients to ...
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:02:29 GMT
    In honor of Self-Improvement Month, Dr. Keith Chertok is proud to teach his patients about new methods that he uses to treat receding gums, such as the exciting new Pinhole Surgical Techniquea . Many people have experienced some degree of gum disease in their mouth, and the damaging effects of which often include gum recession....
  • Monkey 'Jailed' After Biting Woman on the Street
    published on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:15:47 GMT
    Monkey Bites Woman Outside Pizzeria and Gets Impounded A monkey has been handed over to the state Department of Fish & Wildlife for observation after it bit a woman near Beaumont outside of a pizzeria, officials reported Tuesday. The monkey- which goes by the name Baby G - was surrendered by its Cherry Valley owner on Tuesday afternoon....
  • Victor K. Nichols Elected to Bridgepoint Education's Board of Directors
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:08:35 GMT
    On September 3, 2014, the board of directors of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. elected Victor K. Nichols to the board, effective immediately. Nichols' term will expire at Bridgepoint's annual meeting of stockholders in 2016....