idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars

idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars












Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

idoodlesoftware inc. an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning, announced today that it signed an agreement to supply to the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program a virtual 3D immersive STEM educational game simulating a Mars colony.

Based on Cyan Worlds Inc. program “MYSTOnline:URU Live,” the students of the VASTS Summer Academy will use the pilot to simulate the scientific exploration and habitation of Mars as part of their curriculum which will take place at NASA Langley Research Center this summer.

“We are privileged to be working with VASTS and their amazing team of education specialists, headed by Director Mary Sandy. The pilot integration of the Mars Colony Simulation into the VASTS Summer Academy curriculum demonstrates the progressive thinking that is required to better prepare the students for a STEM based world that awaits them after graduation,” said Robert Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of idoodlesoftware inc. “Taking the lead on the Mars Colony pilot development has been as incredible team of professors, researchers, programmers and developers from around the world, guided by Dr. William Schmachtenberg, that have worked tirelessly to make sure the pilot was delivered on time. We believe the use of our game technology, myURU, in the classroom engages the students on an exciting new level that has not been realized before now.”

“VASTS takes great pride in our demonstrated success of encouraging students to pursue STEM majors in colleges and universities by providing real-world problem-solving experiences. The inclusion of this interactive virtual Mars environment into our curriculum allows students to complete various experiments and procedures using the simulation and see, in real time, the outcomes of their decisions,” said Amber Agee-DeHart, VASTS Program Manager. “Integrated with NASA data, the Mars Colony Simulation allows users to examine various elements of Mars such as analyzing rock samples for potential evidence of life. idoodlesoftware is changing the way education is delivered.”

This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

About idoodlesoftware Inc.

idoodlesoftware, Inc. is an education software company out to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning. Founded in October 2008, the company is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and London, England. The idoodlesoftware portfolio of educational software, which is installed in over 8,000 schools representing 4,000,000 students, advances core curriculum studies in both primary and secondary schools by focusing on STEM, literacy, history, social science. For more information please go to http://www.idoodlesoftware.com, or follow idoodlesoftware at facebook.com/idoodlesoftware and twitter.com/idoodlesoftware.

About Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program:

VASTS is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with support from the Commonwealth of Virginia and industry.

For more information please visit us at http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org

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Canadian University Student Publishes Debut Science Fiction Novel

Canadian University Student Publishes Debut Science Fiction Novel










(PRWEB) November 14, 2004

PageFree Publishing has released Cavan Terrill’s debut novel, Blurred Line, a science fiction tale set in the heart of future corporate America.

Following the paths of an android spurned by her creators, a virtual reality junkie disconnected with the real world and a hitman mired in an unhappy life, Blurred Line tells the story of what it takes to stay at the top of the corporate game in a world where corporations have become government. The biggest of these companies, Summerstone, is about to face a crisis which will change the way the world thinks and could cause the downfall of the society in which it exists.

Author Ali Al Saeed calls Terrill “a great sci-fi author in the making” and Blurred Line a “compelling and engaging read.”

Terrill lives in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, where he attends the University of Ottawa as a third year English student. He began writing at the age of thirteen and is currently at work on the sequel to Blurred Line, titled Glistening Edges and Right Angles.

Blurred Line is available direct through the publisher (http://www.pagefreepublishing.com) or through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

More information on the book and the author is available at the author’s website (http://www.blurredline.com).

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Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology

Feeding Growing Global Population Will Require Science & Technology












Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011

Feeding a growing population with more and better food is a unique challenge, but collaborative innovation creates sustaining solutions, DuPont Nutrition & Health President Craig F. Binetti said at the 2011 Gulfood Exhibition and Conference.

“From farm to fork, DuPont has the opportunity to use science and technology to increase agricultural productivity, improve food quality and achieve long-term food security,” Binetti said.

The world’s population will reach 7 billion this year – increasing by 150,000 people per day for the next 40 years. This means the world will need to increase production of high nutritional value foods by 70 percent in that same period to meet the needs of its people.

“To increase nourishment for all requires solutions that are local. What works in Brazil may not work in Dubai,” Binetti said. “Increasing food production and providing more and better foods locally will be imperative to helping address the world’s food challenges.”

Binetti was joined by Eser Acarkan, DuPont food industry leader for Turkey, Middle East and Africa and Heike van de Kerkhof, global director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

“DuPont is uniquely positioned to increase global food production across the value chain. The Middle East is a key developing market with increasing emphasis on the food industry,” Acarkan said.

DuPont looks at various levels of food production and provides solutions to address issues that might arise at stages within the process. For example, Pioneer Hi-Bred is a DuPont business that gives farmers the ability to increase their output through advance plant genetics. Pioneer® brand seeds are sold to farmers in more than 90 countries around the world. Pioneer uses a sophisticated toolkit to create greater yield, benefits to consumers and environmental sustainability. Among other things, Pioneer is developing seeds with drought tolerance, nitrogen use efficiency and new forms of insect and disease resistance. Pioneer’s products include Plenish™ high oleic soybeans – oil derived from these Pioneer® brand soybeans has an enhanced oil profile and increased oil stability for the food industry, with 0g trans fat and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.

Another example of the company’s efforts to improve agricultural productivity can be found in the DuPont Crop Protection business, which provides herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that can help crop growers protect their crops. This includes a variety of science-powered innovations that can increase output and limit the impact that environmental factors might otherwise have on food production.

The DuPont joint venture, Solae, develops innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products, creating healthy and more nutritious food options.

Food security is a growing concern, and DuPont Qualicon provides safety diagnostic technology that can detect the presence of pathogens and other unwanted organisms for food. In addition, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers uses science and continuous innovation to protect and preserve foods, this business works with food manufacturers and retailers, improving packaging to protect foods from pathogens, lock in vital nutrients and keep food fresher longer so it can be transported with a minimum of spoilage and waste.

“Our partners in this endeavor are collaborating with us every day to develop science that creates new opportunities to improve the quantity, quality, accessibility and security of the food we eat,” Binetti said. “We all need to play a part in changing the future and utilize our collective ingenuity to deliver sufficient, healthy food for everyone.”

DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Plenish™ and Pioneer® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Contact :

Michelle Reardon

302-530-9197

michelle(dot)s(dot)reardon(at)usa(dot)dupont(dot)com

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