News tagged with graduate student

Google's 1Q lobbying bill more than triples to $5M

(AP) -- Google's U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $5 million during the first three months of the year amid increased government scrutiny of the Internet search leader's business and privacy practices.

dateApr 23, 2012 in Business
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Researcher cuts teeth in new method

University of Alberta researcher Nicole Burt took up an odd moonlighting job to further her research. She became a surrogate tooth fairy.

dateApr 06, 2012 in Other
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Advancing scientific discovery

Every other Wednesday, University of Delaware graduate student Michael Salciccioli meets with faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers from UD along with colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania ...

dateMar 13, 2012 in Materials Science
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Trimming time in the stacks

A sophisticated text-analyzing tool developed by a UC Berkeley graduate student could speed literary searches for humanities scholars and other researchers.

dateDec 21, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Listening to the stars

It is almost night on the island of Puerto Rico. Astronomer Joanna Rankin raises her head toward the sky. A few of the brightest stars shine through blue cracks in a ragged dome of gray clouds. To her back, ...

dateDec 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Can plagiarism be weeded out?

To cheat or not to cheat? It's a question scholars have grappled with for generations. For the majority of students, cheating is out of the question because success can only be achieved through honest and hard work, i.e. ...

dateOct 26, 2011 in Social Sciences
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PHD Comics hits the big screen

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are a graduate student, you are more than likely aware of the popular Piled Higher and Deeper, or PHD, Comics created by Jorge Cham. These comics cover the everyday struggles that s ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Other report
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Scientists seek to increase science literacy

A scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and colleague at Emory University are seeking to persuade the National Science Foundation to reevaluate its decision to cancel a program that has placed 10,000 science graduate ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Other
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Dairy manure goes urban

When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Environment
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