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'Hard Core Financial Education Boot Camp' provides new resource for teachers, other professionals

Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education recently launched the Hard Core Financial Education Boot Camp website that provides financial education subject matter training for teachers and other professionals who teach financial literacy and deliver financial education programs. The website is a repository of videotaped presentations from the Hard Core...

3-D laser sintering technology creates possibility of significant weight savings in aircraft fabrication

More than 50 percent weight savings in aircraft construction is now possible using hypermodern production techniques. A process called 3-D laser sintering of the raw material permits a completely new kind of fabrication. This process can reduce aircraft component part counts and improve designs, leading to enormous savings in weight and volume. The only equipment for this process in Austria - and...

3Qs: Did Occupy Wall Street change Wall Street?

Occupy Wall Street marked its one-​​year anniver­sary on Sept. 17. Pro­tes­tors have packed up their tents and vacated sites such as New York's Zuc­cotti Park and Boston's Dewey Square, but we asked Jef­frey Born, a pro­fessor of finance in the D'Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, to assess the movement's success.

Belgians to build prototype nuclear reactor with particle accelerator to reduce waste threat

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the SCK CEN Belgian Nuclear Research Centre have announced that they are going to build a Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA) which is an experimental way of producing electricity via a nuclear reactor using a particle accelerator as a neutron source. The benefits of such an approach would mean spent nuclear fuel would have a far...

EU eyes a cloud computing heaven

With the cloud computing business still in its relatively early days, the European Union moved on Thursday to secure a toehold in a potentially lucrative market it says could deliver 2.5 million new jobs.

Hexapod Robot wins engineers' high praise

It has a fantastical, science fiction look, but its real-life applications for biomedical research have seen the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot win the SA Engineers Australia 2012 Excellence Award.

Immersive digital technologies help bring the past to life

Projects which aim to bring heritage attractions to life using immersive digital technologies will be showcased at Watershed, Bristol this Friday. Three of the collaborations draw on the expertise of researchers in the University of Bristol's Faculty of Arts.

Making progress toward the prevention of collagen-related diseases

A collaboration between groups from France and the UK, led by researchers from the Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, have just determined the three-dimensional structure of a key region of the procollagen molecule, the precursor form of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body. This region, called the C-propeptide domain, plays an extremely important role in collagen assembly,...

Ocean acidification: A growing concern

An international group of scientists, including researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, are working to improve communication about ocean acidification to help the public better understand the pressing global issue.

Proton-ion collisions: Behind the scenes of a hybrid interaction

Protons to the right, ions to the left: the basic principle of proton-ion collisions at the LHC might seem straightforward. However, this is an almost unprecedented mode of collider operation, certainly unique at the energy provided by the LHC. In addition to being a remarkable technical achievement, this interaction between a proton and an ion can potentially contribute a lot to the understanding...

Researchers investigate the science behind cooperation

For two decades, evolutionary scientists have been locked in a debate over the evolved functions of three distinctive human behaviors: the great readiness we show for cooperating with new people; the strong interest we have in tracking others' reputations regarding how well they treat others; and the occasional interest we have in punishing people for selfishly mistreating others.

Scientists link nutrient pollution to coral bleaching

Too many nutrients can put corals at risk, a new study shows. Excessive nitrogen in the water affects their ability to cope with rising water temperatures and other environmental pressures, making them vulnerable to harmful bleaching.

Social bullying prevalent in children's television, study finds

Children ages 2-11 view an alarming amount of television shows that contain forms of social bullying or social aggression. Physical aggression in television for children is greatly documented, but this is the first in-depth analysis on children's exposure to behaviors like cruel gossiping and manipulation of friendship.