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  • This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People

    This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People

    Via Country Living : And now she’s launching youth-run gardens across the country. When your kids receive homework from school, chances are they complete it and move on to the next project. But for Katie Stagliano, a 16-year-old from Summerville, South Carolina, what started off as a third-grade assignment is now Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit feeding hungry Americans with produce from gardens across the country. Back in 2008, when Katie was nine, her class participated in […]

  • Students create self-sanitizing door handle that kills 99.8% of germs

    Students create self-sanitizing door handle that kills 99.8% of germs

    Via Interesting Engineering : We all know everyone should wash their hands after going to the bathroom, before eating and handling anything that could get contaminated. But how many people actually follow all of these recommendations? While many diseases are transmitted through the air, many others are spread by touching door handles, handrails, countertops, etc. But how could we make sure that these surfaces are always clean? Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li came up […]

  • How to turn on Android encryption today

    How to turn on Android encryption today

    Via PC World : On Thursday Google announced that the next version of Android will have encryption enabled by default, protecting user data from anyone who lacks password access. It’s a feature lauded by privacy advocates, and matches Apple’s new iPhone policy. But Google’s new policy isn’t very helpful if you own an Android phone that won’t be updated to Android L for a while (if ever). But let’s not get too bent out of shape. […]

  • Liverpool John Moores Named Top Merseyside University

    Liverpool John Moores Named Top Merseyside University

    Via Click Liverpool : Liverpool John Moores University is now the highest ranked Merseyside Higher Education Institution in the Guardian’s University League table for 2016. The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from […]

  • Cambridge University £94 million science centre given go-ahead

    Cambridge University £94 million science centre given go-ahead

    Via Cambridge News : Cambridge University has approved plans for a new £94 million science centre at the Addenbrooke’s site. Last week the university’s general council signed off on plans for a brand new laboratory facility, to house four of its medical research units. The new lab will provide a new home for the Schools of the Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine, in a purpose-built 18,000m2 site on the Biomedical Campus, on Puddicombe Way. A report […]

  • Electricity Has Made Us Sleep Less

    Electricity Has Made Us Sleep Less

    Via Design & Trend : Researchers have found that that the presence of electricity, and, thus, artificial light has reduced people’s hours of sleep. Comparing hunter-gatherer societies with modern civilization that has access to electricity, the researchers said they were able to corroborate in a community setting their laboratory hypotheses regarding the effect of artificial light on sleep patterns. “Everything we found feeds what we had predicted from laboratory or intervention studies, where researchers manipulate certain […]

  • Reviewers give quality mark to university of Portsmouth

    Reviewers give quality mark to university of Portsmouth

    Via The News : A TOP mark has been given to the University of Portsmouth following a review. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards at the University of Portsmouth. A team of QAA reviewers visited the university and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, 
and the quality of 
information about learning opportunities all meet UK expectations. The review identified a […]

  • £108 million will transform University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus

    £108 million will transform University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus

    Via Lincolnshire Echo : Funding totalling £108 million will be spent on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Campus over the next decade, it is being revealed today. Academics say it is the “single largest investment programme the city of Lincoln has seen to date”. It will help provide world class new facilities to support education, innovation and skills across the region. The cash comes from the University of Lincoln and the European Investment Bank. The university’s […]

  • (B19)  A  Millersville University sign is seen on campus in Millersville, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.  Police will not file charges in a suspected sexual assault that led to the suspension of nine Millersville University football players because the alleged victim no longer wants to cooperate, authorities said. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Millersville University develops entertainment technology program

    Via Lancaster Online : Millersville alumnus Roy Clair of Clair Global foresees ‘synergy’ with Rock Lititz industry cluster Until fairly recently, lighting and sound for live shows generally weren’t that complicated, Millersville University communication and theater professor Victor Capecce said. Fast-forward to 2015. Entertainment events — be they concerts, plays, movie productions, TV broadcasts or webcasts — have become intricately choreographed spectacles, incorporating computer controlled lighting cues, a mix of live and recorded sound and ever […]

  • Top tips to choose the perfect path for students

    Top tips to choose the perfect path for students

    Via Sunday Express : AS TEENAGERS make the grade and ponder their futures at uni, Rachel Carlyle asks whether parents are getting too involved in their choices. Going to university was always a teenage rite of passage: that moment when you finally cut those apron strings and launched yourself into the world as an independent-ish adult (with perhaps the odd request for a loan or Mum’s fruit cake on her next visit). But over the past […]