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NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning is at the Top of his Game When It Comes to Spreading the Word About Chronic Kidney Disease

The American Association of Kidney Patients Honors Mourning with 2008 Life Membership Award During National Kidney Month MIAMI, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize his extraordinary commitment to raising awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the American Association of Kidney ...

The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education

The Wisconsin Technology Network recently interviewed two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers about their work in games and education, and how the principles behind learning a game can be used in academics. The first interview is with Dr. James Gee. James Gee, Ph.D. , is a professor of ...

Political video game simulates 2004 election

Video games often take some of the blame for a number of societys ills, from problems with violence to childhood obesity. Through the morass of Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne, though, a truly informational and interesting game has emerged, an Oregon Trail for the 21st century. Magic Lantern Ga...

Got Game makes big claims; can 90 million people think the same?

Got Game (2004, Harvard Business School Press) takes a detailed look at how video games have affected the people who grew up playing them. Authors John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade compiled personal interviews and surveys to give business managers a lesson on how to handle the increasing nu...

Wisconsin fares well in the economic rankings game – most of the time

Virtually all rankings are subjective. If you don't believe that, just ask Division 1 college football coaches whose teams don't get invited to a national championship bowl game. When it comes to ranking which cities, states and regions are among the nation's leaders in technology development...

Video game technology could improve physician-patient interactions

Madison, Wis. -- For some doctors, good bedside manner is just part of their persona. For others, it's a learned skill -- one that a Madison medical educator hopes to engender more quickly in students via a video game he envisions. The development of the game is the next step in the life of...

Emerging game developer begins work on prototypes

Green Bay, Wis. - With the support of a local equity investor, an early-stage video game software design company recently launched pre-production game development, and it is intent on marketing its games to major publishers such as Microsoft , Sony , and Nintnedo . Selling its products to t...

Can Madison become a video game Mecca?

Madison, Wis. - Can Madison, perhaps even Wisconsin, make video games the state's next big export? While the establishment of two successful game developers - Raven Software and Human Head - hardly represents a critical mass, the Capital City does host a nationally known Games, Learning, a...

Video game learning has no traction in K-12

Madison, Wis. - The mission to reform traditional education, promote innovative thinking, and prepare students for the globalized, high-tech economies of the future is expanding into virtual worlds. Someday, the curriculum for physics, history, engineering, or management classes could be deliv...

Winning and losing in the brain gain game

MADISON When the news broke about Minnesota and Wisconsin sharing first-place rankings in this years ACT college entrance exam scores, one reporter asked a question that was simultaneously amusing and serious: Could Vikings fans really be this smart? As annoying at this may be to Wisconsin na...

Zillow changes the real estate pricing game

Pricing real estate is a bit of a black art. Sellers want to get the most they can. Buyers want to offer a fair price without over-paying. Real estate brokers user a combination of market data, local knowledge, and gut instinct to attach to a house a price that is at least a fair basis for negoti...

IT workforce development: Losing the numbers game

Editor's note: The following article is Part I of a three-part series on information technology workforce development. Subsequent parts of the series will address what business organizations and educational institutions are doing to address the continuing IT worker shortage. Milwaukee, Wis. ...

Time Clocks Technology Catches Up With Crooks

... (PRWEB) July 24, 2009 -- Technology is putting an end to the cat and mouse game of sneaking in late to work - the mouse is caught at the door, in the back ...ern time and attendance terminals pretty much ruled out everyone's favorite game - free advice every employer needs to hear. 1. Buddy Punching Elim...

ChemAxon Launches JChem for Excel

...s with structure based prediction results and R-group decomposition. Speaking at the launch, Alex Drijver, CEO of ChemAxon commented "This is a game changing product, with Instant JChem desktop application already established and now JChem for Excel, we are well positioned to solve problems across ...

Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th

...iants game. Corey will then board a plane to Anaheim to arrive just before game time at the "Big A" to see the Angels play the Baltimore Orioles. At the A...end the rest of the day with other ALS patients and advocates attending the game as well. More information on Corey and his efforts can be found onlin...

Next Stage Solutions Announces Three New Financial Services For Emerging Business

...ge Solutions team equips its clients with multiple game plans; a blue print for every contingency. And thi...ge Solutions team equips its clients with multiple game plans; a blue print for every contingency. And thi... services companies provide their clients with one game plan, strictly focused on the financial picture of...

Brain research shows past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

...shown that this learning process is not just a matter of learning the structure of the physical world when I look at something I'm not just playing a game of 'snap' in my head where I try to match images to each other. In fact, areas in our brains are actually trained to learn the rules that determine th...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

...r number of chlorophylls, and that's an advantage to the organism because the energy can get to where it needs to go faster. Speed is the name of the game that green bacteria play with light. The organisms have only a couple of nanoseconds for the energy to get someplace useful or else the energy is goi...

DNA Software, Inc. Honored as One of the 2009 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

...opment and drug discovery." About the "50 Companies to Watch" Award "In today's economy, Companies to Watch has become a real game changer," says Penny Lewandowski, director of entrepreneurship development at the Edward Lowe Foundation , a nonprofit operating foundation base...

Health Care Innovations and Opportunities Attract Attendees from 40 Countries and Delegations from 12 to 6th Annual World Health Care Congress

...orld Health Care Congress will offer a roster of foreign speakers for a two-day International Health Summit, with topics including: game changing innovations in developing countries that improve the cost and quality of care Global health's major killers and new medical researc...

Informex Survey Shows Innovation Remains a Priority for 2009 and Beyond

... and with the information they need to do business successfully. United Business Media focuses on professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organis...

Full Sail University Welcomed Back to Campus Graduate and Acclaimed Horror Director, Darren Lynn Bousman

...tertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, game Art, game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Bu... Education Media Design & Technology (online), game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-camp...

Let the games begin! Nanosoccer at 2009 RoboCup in Austria

...oboCup, an international organization dedicated to fostering innovations and advances in artificial intelligence and intelligent robotics by using the game of soccer as a testing ground. NIST's goal in coordinating competitions between the world's smallest robots is to show the feasibility and accessibili...

Electrochromic Display Technology Announcement

...hnology is expected to drive multi-million unit demand over the next several years, and is a strategic focus for our company for smart card, greeting, game and novelty card applications." "NTERA's NanoChromics technology is the only solution that offers a completely printed display, on a single substrat...

Anti-Stem-Cell-Research Ad Ignores Facts

...nformation. Michigan scientists have much to offer in this important area of biomedical research, and it is a shame that they would be kept out of the game if this proposal passes." Proposal 2 offers other protections to ensure the ethical conduct of regulated research by putting in place numerous restr...

Eyeforpharma's Marketing Summit is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind ever

...s shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind ever. Companies obviously know that thriving in today’s market means staying on top of their game and perhaps nowhere is that more important than in the rapidly changing pharmaceutical space. Ultimately, the most successful pharmaceutical compan...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kionix's Dominance in the MEMS Accelerometers Market Through Product Line Strategy

...very-high-sensitivity, navigation-grade accelerometers as well as less-sensitive, consumer-grade products. These products have been widely accepted in game controllers, notebook computers, hard disk drives (HDD), and personal navigation devices. The KXSC7 now allows Kionix's customers entry into battery-o...

WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Appoints Mr. Bob Zhu as VP of HR

...r. Zhu led the effort to design, implement and optimize various HR programs and processes at EA. With his help, EA successfully established its online game business and built a strong management team in Asia. Before Electronic Arts, Bob took senior HR positions in several multi- national companies. He was...

TIBCO Spotfire Puts the Spotlight on Screening at InfoTech for Pharma and Biotech

...mmending for applications in Screening," said Marcazzo. "With the curve-fitting and curve-drawing capabilities, we've developed what I believe will be game changing for analysis of plate based screening data; in particular when looking at dose response screens." The TIBCO Spotfire(R) enterprise analytic...

ITSSD: Russia Can Secure Greatest Biotech Market Advances Following US, Not EU Innovation Model

...c incentives that ease the burdens and costs of doing business," emphasizes Kogan. "The EU Commission is more obsessed with dictating the rules of the game to ensure 'parity-over-progress' than with providing hi tech European businesses operating in the biotech sectors with the necessary property rights-b...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/December 10, 2007 Issue (on newsstands Monday, December 3).

... be expected to find common ground with Sunnis who cannot find it among themselves. http://www.newsweek.com/id/73363 POLITICS: "Putting On Their game Faces" (p. 40). Senior White House Correspondent Richard Wolffe reports on how both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are working to prove they can win...

So Long, Old Friend: The End of the Blockbuster Drug Era? What 2008 Holds for Bringing Drugs to Market

...erstand what regulatory and policy developments mean for research and commercial success. "Today may look a lot like yesterday, but the rules of the game have fundamentally changed," said Cole Werble, editor-in-chief of The RPM Report, the lead sponsor of the conference. "Industry needs to learn what re...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

... RIVERSIDE, Calif. A game of billiards may never get smaller than this. Physicists at UC Riverside have demonstrated that graphene a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms a...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

... RIVERSIDE, Calif. A game of billiards may never get smaller than this. Physicists at UC Riverside have demonstrated that graphene a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms a...

Quintessence Secures Financing

...ge Research Ralph [Kauten] has a great track record as one of Madisons top biotech entrepreneurs, and it is great to know that he plans to stay in the game and help develop new companies. Quintessence Biosciences is devoted to research and development of new products based on chemistry and biochemistr...

WTN exclusive interview with Patrick Kennedy, exec. VP, Sony Pictures Digital

...ices are now offered in more than 40 countries. We provide wireless downloads of ring tones, screensavers and our latest service, downloadable mobile game applications. We are excited about being a leader in mobile content development and distribution. We see this as an opportunity to grow this into a su...

CEO Wilson Defines GE's Health-IT Customer

... think of the operating room as the cockpit. [Then], we're getting pretty well where we want be. We still may do a big acquisition every year, but our game board is getting pretty much filled out. HITW: What's the most challenging part of the market? Wilson: The most challenging part is other r...

Sony Bets Heavy on Wisconsin Digital Entertainment Presence

... Wisconsin has a great software legacy that not only includes Sonic Foundry, but also companies including PK Ware , creator of the PK ZIP standard, game developer Raven Software , iNEWS /Avid, a developer of newsroom computer software and Epic Systems , a health technology vendor, all of which have ...

Exclusive WTN Interview with Don Williamson

...lidate the technology. I believe were nearing the tipping point because the benefits to the environment have been demonstrated several times. The end game is that this technology is used to solve one of the worlds biggest problems -- the lack of sanitation services around the world. And were going to ge...

Silicon Logic Enables High-Speed Communication

...ciate at Venture Investors. Its a tough market right now in the semiconductor space, but weve been very pleased so far. These guys are on top of their game as far as the reputation in the field. [They have] exceptionally smart engineers, he added. We think theyll play a very vital role in the IT econo...
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