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  1. Creating COMFORT: A Communication-Based Model for Breaking Bad News

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    Villagran, Melinda; Goldsmith, Joy; Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine; Baldwin, Paula

    2010-01-01

    This study builds upon existing protocols for breaking bad news (BBN), and offers an interaction-based approach to communicating comfort to patients and their families. The goal was to analyze medical students' (N = 21) videotaped standardized patient BBN interactions after completing an instructional unit on a commonly used BBN protocol, commonly…

  2. The 1997 Bbn Byblos System Applied To Broadcast News Transcription

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    Francis Kubala; Jason Davenport; Hubert Jin; Daben Liu; Tim Leek

    In this paper, we describe the BBN Byblos system used forthe 1997 DARPA Hub-4 Broadcast News evaluation and discussnumerous improvements made to the system in 1997. Wefocused our effort entirely upon the two conditions containingstudio-quality uncorrupted speech from native speakers, theso-called F0 (prepared speech) and F1 (spontaneous speech)conditions. In particular, we did not bother to create a separateacoustic model for

  3. How to Tell Bad News

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    Long, Nicholas J.

    2012-01-01

    Therapists, physicians, police officers, and emergency staff often are the messengers of bad news. They have to tell a patient, a parent, or a loved one about a death, an accident, a school shooting, a life-threatening diagnosis, a terrorist attack, or a suicide. Usually the messenger bears a heavy responsibility but has little training and seeks…

  4. Breaking Bad News in Cancer Patients

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    Konstantis, Apostolos; Exiara, Triada

    2015-01-01

    Objective: In a regional hospital, many patients are newly diagnosed with cancer. Breaking the bad news in these patients and their relatives is a tough task. Many doctors are not experienced in talking to patients about death or death-related diseases. In recent years, there have been great efforts to change the current situation. The aim of this study was to investigate the experience and education of medical personnel in breaking bad news in a secondary hospital. Materials and Methods: 59 doctors from General Hospital of Komotini, Greece were included in the study. All the doctors were in clinical specialties that treated cancer patients. A brief questionnaire was developed based on current guidelines such as Baile/SPIKES framework and the ABCDE mnemonic. Results: Residents are involved in delivering bad news less frequently than specialists. Only 21 doctors (35.59%) had specific training on breaking bad news. 20 doctors (33.90%) were aware of the available techniques and protocols on breaking bad news. 47 doctors (79.66%) had a consistent plan for breaking bad news. 57 (96.61%) delivered bad news in a quiet place, 53 (89.83%) ensured no interruptions and enough time, 53 (89.83%) used simple words and 54 (91.53%) checked for understanding and did not rush through the news. 46 doctors (77.97%) allowed relatives to determine patient's knowledge about the disease. Conclusions: There were low rates of specific training in breaking bad news. However, the selected location, the physician's speech and their plan were according to current guidelines. PMID:25709183

  5. Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big December 2, 2000 1 Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big

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    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big December 2, 2000 1 Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big Richard P. Gabriel Lucid, Inc Abstract Lisp has done quite well over the last ten years: becoming good environments, able to deliver appli- cations. Yet the Lisp community has failed to do as well

  6. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The nature and consequences of news order preferences.

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    Legg, Angela M; Sweeny, Kate

    2014-03-01

    Information often comes as a mix of good and bad news, prompting the question, "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?" In such cases, news-givers and news-recipients differ in their concerns and considerations, thus creating an obstacle to ideal communication. In three studies, we examined order preferences of news-givers and news-recipients and the consequences of these preferences. Study 1 confirmed that news-givers and news-recipients differ in their news order preferences. Study 2 tested two solutions to close the preference gap between news-givers and recipients and found that both perspective-taking and priming emotion-protection goals shift news-givers' delivery patterns to the preferred order of news-recipients. Study 3 provided evidence that news order has consequences for recipients, such that opening with bad news (as recipients prefer) reduces worry, but this emotional benefit undermines motivation to change behavior. PMID:24177520

  7. To Tell the Truth Delivering Bad News to Patients

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    Doug Knutson

    2006-01-01

    This case was developed to teach first-year medical students about medical ethics as they apply to patient communication. Students receive an introductory lecture covering the basics of giving bad news and then are asked to apply what they have learned to a real-life medical situation they read about. The case describes a man who, recently retired, is looking forward to a cruise trip with his wife, but he hasn’t been feeling well. Medical tests show he has colon cancer. Assuming the role of the physician, students must decide when and how to break the bad news. To prepare for their role, students learn the six-step protocol for breaking bad news developed by medical oncologist Dr. Robert Buckman, which they then apply to the case.

  8. Breaking bad news: a practical approach for the hospitalist.

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    Minichiello, Tracy A; Ling, David; Ucci, Debra K

    2007-11-01

    Communicating bad news to patients and their families is a difficult but routine responsibility for hospitalists. Most practitioners have little or no formal training for this task. Preparation for, delivery of, and follow-up to these conversations should be deliberately planned in order to meet patients' needs. In this article, we review the literature that guides this process and, with a case example, describe steps practitioners can take to effectively deliver bad news and pitfalls that should be avoided. As competency in this skill set is necessary for effective patient care, hands-on training should be part of the core curriculum for all health care practitioners. Hospitalists should be proficient in this area and may serve as role models and instructors for colleagues and trainees. PMID:18081166

  9. Communicating bad news to patients: a reflective approach.

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    McGuigan, D

    Part of nurses' unique and challenging role in healthcare settings is engaging in difficult conversations with patients. Effective communication is essential to establish a successful nurse-patient relationship, put the patient at ease and promote better interactions. A reflective approach to care can help nurses to learn from experience and use this knowledge to communicate bad news to patients in a sensitive and timely manner. PMID:19413074

  10. The Art of Breaking Bad News: Lessons Learned at a Large Public University

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    Head, Joe F.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to reflect on how to break bad news. The style in which one breaks bad news at the collegiate level has implications both for the individual and for the institution. If not managed well by enrollment professionals, negative news can taint prospects, applicants, parents, and current students, blemishing the…

  11. EPA HAP report gives good news and bad news

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    Hellwig, G.V.; Titterton, S.E. [TRC Environmental Corp., Chapel Hill, NC (United States)

    1997-08-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its ``Interim Final Report`` on emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from fossil fuel-fired electric utility steam generating units (utilities) and, for the most part, it is good news for the industry. The report is based on the findings of a study which estimated HAP emissions from utilities and performed multipathway risk assessment analyses to determine the effect these emissions have on the public health. From this information, EPA will determine whether additional emission controls are necessary for utilities--in other words, whether there is the need for a maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for the utility industry. Although the EPA has not reached a final conclusion on the health effects from utility HAP emissions, the evidence so far is not extremely damaging. Only a small minority of facilities are found to pose a greater than one in1 million risk of death from cancer or chronic disorder due to HAP emissions. While this does not mean there will be no MACT standard necessary, it does greatly limit the possibility of one.

  12. Wrapping up the bad news – HIV assembly and release

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    2013-01-01

    The late Nobel Laureate Sir Peter Medawar once memorably described viruses as ‘bad news wrapped in protein’. Virus assembly in HIV is a remarkably well coordinated process in which the virus achieves extracellular budding using primarily intracellular budding machinery and also the unusual phenomenon of export from the cell of an RNA. Recruitment of the ESCRT system by HIV is one of the best documented examples of the comprehensive way in which a virus hijacks a normal cellular process. This review is a summary of our current understanding of the budding process of HIV, from genomic RNA capture through budding and on to viral maturation, but centering on the proteins of the ESCRT pathway and highlighting some recent advances in our understanding of the cellular components involved and the complex interplay between the Gag protein and the genomic RNA. PMID:23305486

  13. Use of interactive theater and role play to develop medical students' skills in breaking bad news.

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    Skye, Eric P; Wagenschutz, Heather; Steiger, Jeffrey A; Kumagai, Arno K

    2014-12-01

    Creative arts have been increasingly implemented in medical education. This study investigated the use of interactive theater and role play with professional actors in teaching breaking bad news to medical students. The objectives were to explore the contexts, approaches, experiences, and reactions in giving and receiving bad news. Second-year medical students participated in a required educational session that utilized interactive theater which helps students learn about the issues of breaking bad news to a patient with cancer. Following the interactive theater piece, professional actors provided students role play experiences in small groups with breaking bad news. Anonymous evaluation surveys were given out to all second-year medical students at the conclusion of the breaking bad news session. Surveys contained quantitative and qualitative responses. Three years of evaluations were analyzed. A total of 451 (88 %) students completed the evaluations. Comments were thematically analyzed. Ninety-four percent agreed that the theater piece prompted reflection on patient-provider communications, and 89 % agreed that it stimulated discussion on complex issues with breaking bad news. The two most common themes in student comments concerned the importance of realism in the theater piece, and the value of experiencing multiple perspectives. Use of professional actors during the role play exercises enhances the realism and pushed the students out of their own "comfort zones" in ways that may more closely approximate real life clinical situations. Interactive theater can be a potentially powerful tool to teach breaking bad news during medical school. PMID:24683056

  14. Bad news transmission as a function of the definitiveness of consequences and the relationship between communicator and recipient.

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    Weenig, M W; Groenenboom, A C; Wilke, H A

    2001-03-01

    There is ample evidence suggesting (e.g., A. Tesser & S. Rosen, 1975) that people are reluctant to transmit bad news. Research on rumors, on the other hand, suggests that people sometimes are less reluctant to transmit bad news. It is argued that differences between the 2 lines of research include the definitiveness of the consequences of the news and the relationship between communicator and recipient. The influence of these 2 factors on news transmission was investigated in 3 experiments. Results showed that bad news with indefinite consequences was transmitted more often than bad news with definite consequences and that both kinds of bad news were transmitted more often if the recipient was a friend rather than a stranger. Differences in feelings of moral responsibility to transmit the news largely accounted for both effects. The 2 factors did not affect the likelihood of good news transmission. PMID:11300578

  15. [A structured course for primary care physicians on breaking bad news].

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    Ungar, L; Alperin, M; Amiel, G; Behrier, Z; Reiss, S

    2000-09-01

    Physicians are frequently required to break bad news to their patients. Previous research has shown that inconvenience, incompetence, and difficulty in dealing with patients' feelings are the main complaints expressed by physicians after such an encounter. Current educational programs dealing with breaking bad news are usually short, given in lecture format, and are inadequate in addressing essential issues such as knowledge, personal beliefs and attitudes, and previous personal experiences of physicians in such situations. In the past 8 years our Dept. of Family Medicine has implemented a course in breaking bad news that addresses these issues. A senior family practitioner and a medical social worker conduct 14 sessions of discussions and role-playing for small groups of residents and primary care physicians. The program is based on: theory dealing with methods of managing stress and crisis intervention, clarifying personal attitudes, discussions of previous personal encounters of the participants, various modalities of communication, methods of addressing patients' feelings and emotions, and coping with the emotions of the one breaking the bad news. On a 1-5 Likert scale questionnaire the course received an overall score of 4.47 (SD 0.51). Participants noted that they gained relevant communication skills for future patient encounters. A reliable examination of practitioners' competence in breaking bad news is mandatory in order to assess the efficiency of such courses. PMID:11062952

  16. Revisiting the Role of Bad News in Maintaining Human Observing Behavior

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    Fantino, Edmund; Silberberg, Alan

    2010-01-01

    Results from studies of observing responses have suggested that stimuli maintain observing owing to their special relationship to primary reinforcement (the conditioned-reinforcement hypothesis), and not because they predict the availability and nonavailability of reinforcement (the information hypothesis). The present article first reviews a study that challenges that conclusion and then reports a series of five brief experiments that provide further support for the conditioned-reinforcement view. In Experiments 1 through 3, participants preferred occasional good news (a stimulus correlated with reinforcement) or no news (a stimulus uncorrelated with reinforcement) to occasional bad news (a stimulus negatively correlated with reinforcement). In Experiment 4 bad news was preferred to no news when the absence of stimulus change following a response to the bad-news option was reliably associated with good news. When this association was weakened in Experiment 5 the results were intermediate. The results support the conclusion that information is reinforcing only when it is positive or useful. As required by the conditioned-reinforcement hypothesis, useless information does not maintain observing. PMID:20885808

  17. A Mapping of People's Positions Regarding the Breaking of Bad News to Patients.

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    Igier, Valérie; Muñoz Sastre, María Teresa; Sorum, Paul Clay; Mullet, Etienne

    2015-07-01

    The objective of this study was to map people's positions regarding the breaking of bad news to patients. One hundred forty adults who had in the past received bad medical news or whose elderly relatives had in the past received bad news, 25 nurses, and 28 nurse's aides indicated the acceptability of physicians' conduct in 72 vignettes of giving bad news to elderly patients. Vignettes were all combinations of five factors: (a) the severity of the disease (severe but not lethal, extremely severe and possibly lethal, or incurable), (b) the patient's wishes (insists on knowing the full truth vs. does not insist), (c) the level of social support during hospitalization, (d) the patient's psychological robustness, and (e) the physician's decision about communicating bad news (tell the patient that the illness is not severe and minimize the severity of the illness when talking to the patient's relatives, tell the full truth to her relatives, or tell the full truth to both the elderly patient and her relatives). Four qualitatively different positions were found. Twenty-eight percent of participants preferred the full truth to be told; 36% preferred the truth to be told but understood that the physician would inform the family first; 13% did not think that telling the full truth is best for patients; and 23% understood that the full truth would be told in some cases and not in others, depending on the physician's perception of the situation. The present mapping could be used to detect the position held by each patient and act accordingly. This would be made easier if breaking bad news was conceived as a communication process involving a range of health care professionals, rather than as a single occurrence in time. PMID:25186427

  18. Keeping It Real: Exploring an Interdisciplinary Breaking Bad News Role-Play as an Integrative Learning Opportunity

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    Sweeney, Catherine; O'Sullivan, Eleanor; McCarthy, Marian

    2015-01-01

    Palliative care is a complex area of healthcare best delivered by an interdisciplinary team approach. Breaking bad news is an inherent part of caring for people with life-limiting conditions. This study aims to explore an interdisciplinary breaking bad news role-play in a palliative care module. Participants were undergraduate medical and nursing…

  19. Religion, Spirituality, or Existentiality in Bad News Interactions: The Perspectives and Practices of Physicians in India.

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    Martis, Lawrence; Westhues, Anne

    2015-08-01

    A qualitative study was conducted to identify the role of religion, spirituality, or existentiality in clinical interactions. Grounded theory design was used to generate narrative data from 27 physicians working in four teaching hospitals in Karnataka, India, using a semi-structured interview schedule. Physicians reported that they explored religious, spiritual, and existential beliefs and practices of patients, along with other psychosocial and disease aspects, to assess their tolerance to bad news, to make decisions about delivering it, and to address the distress that might emerge from receiving bad news. They also reported taking recourse to religious or spiritual practices to cope with their own stress and feelings of failure. PMID:25316205

  20. 2008 Was a Bad Year for Broadcast News Salaries

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    Bob Papper

    2011-01-01

    The 2009 RTDNA\\/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that staff cutbacks and salary give-backs—especially at the upper end of the food chain—meant a drop in salaries in both radio and television news. That's the first time that's happened in the 15 years I've been doing the Annual Survey. Overall, TV news salaries fell 4.4% in 2008, and radio news salaries slid

  1. A Synthesis of the Literature on Breaking Bad News or Truth Telling: Potential for Research in India

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    Martis, Lawrence; Westhues, Anne

    2013-01-01

    The high incidence of fatal diseases, inequitable access to health care, and socioeconomic disparities in India generate plentiful clinical bad news including diagnosis of a life-limiting disease, poor prognosis, treatment failure, and impending death. These contexts compel health care professionals to become the messengers of bad news to patients and their families. In global literature on breaking bad news, there is very little about such complex clinical interactions occurring in India or guiding health care providers to do it well. The purpose of this article is to identify the issues for future research that would contribute to the volume, comprehensiveness, and quality of empirical literature on breaking bad news in clinical settings across India. Towards this end, we have synthesized the studies done across the globe on breaking bad news, under four themes: (a) deciding the amount of bad news to deliver; (b) attending to cultural and ethical issues; (c) managing psychological distress; and (d) producing competent messengers of bad news. We believe that robust research is inevitable to build an indigenous knowledge base, enhance communicative competence among health care professionals, and thereby to improve the quality of clinical interactions in India. PMID:23766589

  2. Breaking bad news to a pregnant woman with a fetal abnormality on ultrasound.

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    Greiner, Andrea L; Conklin, Jona

    2015-01-01

    Ultrasound is a common procedure performed in pregnancy. Most obstetric patients have an ultrasound between 18 and 20 weeks' gestation. While there is debate regarding the utility of this ultrasound, it has become a routine part of prenatal care. Discovery of a fetal anomaly on ultrasound is most commonly an unexpected, emotionally devastating event for pregnant women. Counseling these women about the ultrasound findings requires empathy and sensitivity. This task falls on the physicians caring for pregnant women: maternal-fetal medicine specialists, radiologists, generalist obstetricians, and family medicine physicians. Their training regarding breaking bad news is varied. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide a framework to break bad news of an anomalous fetus for physicians caring for pregnant women using the SPIKES protocol. The SPIKES acronym stands for setting, perception, invitation, knowledge, empathize, summary, and strategy. PMID:25616346

  3. Teaching midwife students how to break bad news using the cinema: an Italian qualitative study.

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    Fieschi, Laura; Burlon, Barbara; De Marinis, Maria Grazia

    2015-03-01

    Delivering bad news is a difficult task that involves all healthcare professionals, including midwives. The hypothesis is that, in order to learn how to disclose and to discuss bad news, students need a phase of personal reflection, of awareness of their own emotional processes. The use of films in healthcare education can foster this process evoking different emotions concerning suffering and disease, in a "safety zone". This study examines the effects that a course, which uses reflection as a method of learning and the cinema as a teaching tool, produces on a little group of Italian third-year Midwifery students. From the content analysis (supported by Atlas-Ti(®) software) of the texts produced by the students after the vision of two entire films, it appears that they correctly identified many elements related to good and poor communication of bad news and that they were able to describe the emotions felt while watching the film, but still revealed a certain difficulty to interpret them. The course helped students to recognize the value of reflection on their emotions to better understand others, to empathize with people who suffer, but also to recognize their difficulties and compete with their own limits. PMID:25665460

  4. The Effect of Bad News and CEO Apology of Corporate on User Responses in Social Media.

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    Kim, Hoh; Park, Jaram; Cha, Meeyoung; Jeong, Jaeseung

    2015-01-01

    While social media has become an important platform for social reputation, the emotional responses of users toward bad news have not been investigated thoroughly. We analyzed a total of 20,773 Twitter messages by 15,513 users to assess the influence of bad news and public apology in social media. Based on both computerized, quantitative sentiment analysis and in-depth qualitative analysis, we found that rapid public apology effectively and immediately reduced the level of negative sentiment, where the degree of change in sentiments differed by the type of interactions users engaged in. The majority of users who directly conversed with corporate representatives on the new media were not typical consumers, but experts and practitioners. We extend the existing cognitive model and suggest the audiences' psychological reaction model to describe the information processing process during and after an organizational crisis and response. We also discuss various measures through which companies can respond to a crisis properly in social media in a fashion that is different from conventional mass media. PMID:25951231

  5. Communication is the essence of nursing care. 1: Breaking bad news.

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    Chauhan, G; Long, A

    This is the first of two articles which support the assumption that effective communication is the foundation upon which nursing should stand. The articles are founded on an examination of an interaction analysis of a role play situation in the classroom where a group of 19 MSc nursing students presented a nursing scenario to their peers and feedback was later generated from the total group. At least seven minority ethnic groups, who were new to the country, were represented. The role play was later examined using theoretical frameworks to guide the analysis. This article provides analysis of the breaking of bad news, giving information through exploring, questioning and reassurance, touch, and, finally, empathy and humanism. The second article will explore and examine ethical issues, such as truth-telling and autonomy, that were also evidenced in the role play. Other themes were personal constraints such as family stress and counselling. This article begins by introducing readers to the role play situation. The number of communication concepts identified in this short 20-minute role play positively support the authors' argument that communication is the essence of nursing care. PMID:11261029

  6. ["I am sorry, I have bad news... "- principles in informing patients on the gravity of a disease and the treatment].

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    Dimitrijevi?, I; Kalezi?, N; Risti?, J; Stefanovi?, D; Mili?evi?, M; Bumbasirevi?, M; Suboti?, D; Pavlovi?, D; Vuceti?, C; Ivanovski, P

    2007-01-01

    The discovery of the appearance of a serious disease, and the necessity for diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation, particularly when malignity is involved, represents exceptionally stressful news for the patient and his family. Most often this is a task for the physician. In this paper the authors consider the meaning of bad news in unexpected life events which significantly disturb the individual psycho-social ballance of the patient, as well as the familly dynamics and structure. It presents a review of available literature on the subject of the definition of so-called "bad news", the development of approaches in announcement, and current practical approaches and models which assist physicians in helping suffering patients in professional and humane ways. It points out inadequacies in the education of phisicians for this kind of task, and the variety of approaches. With the aim of improving the education of phisicians, and especially clinicians in surgical fields, the authors recommend a number of educational programs: education in the area od psychological and psychiatric aspects of learning of a serious disease, including acute reactions such as depressive states, reactive psychotic states, consumption of alcohol, etc.; education in the area of the family life cycle, and the effect of the disease as an unexpected life crisis on the family dinamic; education in the area of fundamental principles of psycho-and pharmaco-therapy, as well as the provision of support to the patient and his familly; training in the skills of announcing bad news to the patient and his familly through the explanatory presentation of the case and supervised simulation of sessions. PMID:18044324

  7. Bad news for the patient and the family? The worst part of being a health care professional.

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    Schmidt Rio-Valle, Jacqueline; García Caro, Mari Paz; Montoya Juarez, Rafael; Prados Peña, Diego; Muñoz Vinuesa, Antonio; Pappous, Athanasios; Cruz Quintana, Francisco

    2009-01-01

    In Spain, there is a general tendency to conceal the prognosis from a terminally ill patient. We conducted grounded-theory-based, phenomenological, qualitative research on this using a final sample of 42 in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses from different fields. We found that most health professionals believe that although patients don't ask questions, they know what is happening to them. Many professionals feel bad when communicating bad news. In hospitals, doctors take responsibility for doing so. The attitudes of professionals are influenced by their sense of responsibility and commitment to the principle of patient autonomy, as well as to the level of their agreement with the cultural context. The tacit agreement of silence makes communication impossible: the patient does not ask questions, the health professional does not want to be interrogated, and family members don't talk about the disease and want health professionals to follow their example. This situation is detrimental to patients and their families and leads to suffering, low levels of satisfaction, and feelings of guilt and helplessness. Health care professionals must acquire the means and the skills for communicating bad news. PMID:19824280

  8. Bad News Comes in Threes: Stochastic Structure in Random Events (Invited)

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    Newman, W. I.; Turcotte, D. L.; Malamud, B. D.

    2013-12-01

    Plots of random numbers have been known for nearly a century to show repetitive peak-to-peak sequences with an average length of 3. Geophysical examples include events such as earthquakes, geyser eruptions, and magnetic substorms. We consider a classic model in statistical physics, the Langevin equation x[n+1] = ?*x[n] + ?[n], where x[n] is the nth value of a measured quantity and ?[n] is a random number, commonly a Gaussian white noise. Here, ? is a parameter that ranges from 0, corresponding to independent random data, to 1, corresponding to Brownian motion which preserves memory of past steps. We show that, for ? = 0, the mean peak-to-peak sequence length is 3 while, for ? = 1, the mean sequence length is 4. We obtain the physical and mathematical properties of this model, including the distribution of peak-to-peak sequence lengths that can be expected. We compare the theory with observations of earthquake magnitudes emerging from large events, observations of the auroral electrojet index as a measure of global electrojet activity, and time intervals observed between successive eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. We demonstrate that the largest earthquake events as described by their magnitudes are consistent with our theory for ? = 0, thereby confronting the aphorism (and our analytic theory) that "bad news comes in threes." Electrojet activity, on the other hand, demonstrates some memory effects, consistent with the intuitive picture of the magnetosphere presenting a capacitor-plate like system that preserves memory. Old Faithful Geyser, finally, shows strong antipersistence effects between successive events, i.e. long-time intervals are followed by short ones, and vice versa. As an additional application, we apply our theory to the observed 3-4 year mammalian population cycles.

  9. Voice analysis during bad news discussion in oncology: reduced pitch, decreased speaking rate, and nonverbal communication of empathy

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    Monica McHenry; Patricia A. Parker; Walter F. Baile; Renato Lenzi

    Purpose  This study was designed to determine if differences exist in the speaking rate and pitch of healthcare providers when discussing\\u000a bad news versus neutral topics, and to assess listeners’ ability to perceive voice differences in the absence of speech content.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Participants were oncology healthcare providers seeing patients with cancer of unknown primary. The encounters were audio\\u000a recorded; the information communicated

  10. ‘Don’t blame the middle man’: an exploratory qualitative study to explore the experiences of translators breaking bad news

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    Prentice, Joanna; Nelson, Annmarie; Baillie, Jessica; Osborn, Hannah

    2014-01-01

    Background: Healthcare professionals find breaking bad news difficult and upsetting. Increasing cultural diversity has led to a greater number of patients whose first language differs to that of the healthcare provider, with more patients requiring a translator to facilitate communication. Hospitals often ask non-clinical translators to facilitate breaking bad news. We sought to explore the experiences of translators within a specialist oncology centre. Methods: Following ethical and governance approvals, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with five translators recruited from the specialist oncology centre. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. The data were analysed thematically, with major themes and subthemes identified. Setting: Outpatient setting of a regional cancer centre. Participants: Translators serving a regional cancer centre. Main outcome measures: Qualitative data identified through thematic analysis. Results: Major themes included the significant emotional impact of translating distressing information, the challenges of accurately conveying information in a culturally congruent format and the need for formal briefing, debriefing and support. Subthemes included feeling guilty for divulging distressing news, being the focus of patients’ distress or anger, and feeling in conflict with the patient or family and issues surrounding confidentiality. Translators also felt a strong sense of advocacy for the patients and found encounters with death and dying emotionally challenging. Conclusions: The increasing use of translators in the care of patients with advanced cancer is increasingly resulting in lay people being subject to similar emotional pressures faced by clinical staff, yet without the necessary formal training or support mechanisms that are recommended for clinicians. This exploratory study highlights the training and support needs of non-clinical staff as identifying a unique set of communication challenges faced by translators. PMID:24643657

  11. Good, Bad or Absent: Discourses of Parents with Disabilities in Australian News Media

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    Fraser, Vikki; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth

    2015-01-01

    Background: News media frames public perceptions. As such, news media becomes a useful source of analysis to understand the presence (or otherwise) of people with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities, within parenting discourses in Australia. Method: Using Critical Discourse Analysis, this article examines major Australian…

  12. Bad News and First Impressions: Patient and Family Caregiver Accounts of Learning the Cancer Diagnosis

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    Schaepe, Karen Sue

    2011-01-01

    Studies in medical journals regarding the delivery of a cancer diagnosis typically focus on a single clinic episode where the definitive news is disclosed to the patient by the physician. Far less research characterizes the diagnosis in the way patients and their family members often describe it: as a longitudinal, multi-sited search process culminating in a news-telling and realization event. This article analyzes lay accounts of learning a cancer diagnosis drawing on ethnographic interviews among a purposive sample of 28 patients recently diagnosed with leukemia, myeloma, or lymphoma and 30 of their family caregivers. The participants, recruited at a large cancer center in the United States, were asked to describe “the day” they learned the diagnosis. Narrative analysis revealed that in almost every case, detailed descriptions of preliminary events -- such as the pace and sequence of testing; smooth or disorganized transitions between care providers; and the timeliness or delays in diagnosis – were used to contextualize the actual episode of hearing the diagnosis and reacting to the news. This study finds that patients’ and caregivers’ experience of the medical system prior to hearing the news played an important role in the way the news was ultimately internalized. The findings also provide empirical support for integrating lay perspectives on the diagnostic experience into future cancer disclosure guidelines. PMID:21813220

  13. BBN and structural acoustics

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    Lyon, Richard H.

    2001-05-01

    Leo Beranek, Dick Bolt, and Bob Newman founded a company based on technical excellence and client service-BBN. The early services were oriented to noise control and architectural acoustics, but these led fairly quickly over about a decade into several related fields. One such field, now called ``structural acoustics,'' arose from activities in noise control where the radiated sound due to vibrations of the machine caused problems. Commercial work on such problems was later augmented by work for the US Navy, the Air Force, and NASA. In the mid- and late-1950s Ira Dyer built the group that during the course of about the next decade developed the field of structural acoustics, with emphasis on statistical modeling and with applications to ships, aircraft, and space launch vehicles. The author will present some of his personal remembrances of this second decade, with particular emphasis on the development of statistical energy analysis.

  14. There Is No News Like Bad News: Women Are More Remembering and Stress Reactive after Reading Real Negative News than Men

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    Marin, Marie-France; Morin-Major, Julie-Katia; Schramek, Tania E.; Beaupré, Annick; Perna, Andrea; Juster, Robert-Paul; Lupien, Sonia J.

    2012-01-01

    With the advent of specialized television channels offering 24-hour coverage, Internet and smart phones, the possibility to be constantly in contact with the media has increased dramatically in the last decades. Despite this higher access to knowledge, the impact media exposure has on healthy individuals remains poorly studied. Given that most information conveyed in the media is negative and that upon perception of threat, the brain activates the stress system, which leads to cortisol secretion, we decided to determine how healthy individuals react to media information. Accordingly, we investigated whether reading real negative news (1) is physiologically stressful, (2) modulates one’s propensity to be stress reactive to a subsequent stressor and (3) modulates remembrance for these news. Sixty participants (30 women, 30 men) were randomly assigned to either twenty-four real neutral news excerpts or to twenty-four real negative excerpts for 10 minutes. They were then all exposed to a well-validated psychosocial stressor, the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), which consists of an anticipation phase of 10 minutes and a test phase of 10 minutes. A total of eight salivary cortisol samples were collected, at 10-minutes intervals, throughout the experimental procedure. One day later, a free recall of the news was performed. Results showed that although reading negative news did not lead to change in cortisol levels (p>0.05), it led to a significant increase in cortisol to a subsequent stressor in women only (p<0.001). Also, women in the negative news condition experienced better memory for these news excerpts compared to men (p<0.01). These results suggest a potential mechanism by which media exposure could increase stress reactivity and memory for negative news in women. PMID:23071755

  15. Teaching medical students how to break bad news with standardized patients.

    PubMed

    Kiluk, John V; Dessureault, Sophie; Quinn, Gwendolyn

    2012-06-01

    One of the biggest challenges that a physician will face is conveying difficult news (CDN) to a patient.The ability to provide this information may either strengthen or destroy the patient–physician relationship. Despite the importance of this skill, formal education for medical students has been limited. To improve upon skill building in the medical student experience, fourth year medical students(on their oncology clerkship) spent 3 hours partaking ina CDN session. During this session, each student had a videotaped encounter with a standardized patient, followed by a small group discussion and review of the tape with other students and a clinician. We evaluated the experience with pre- and post-questionnaires assessing overall knowledge,satisfaction, and specific components of the curriculum. The objective of this study was to review our institution’s educational program focused on teaching techniques for CDN. PMID:22314793

  16. Nuclear astrophysics, BBN and neutrinos

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gustavino, Carlo

    2014-09-01

    Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory describes the formation of light isotopes such as D, 3 He , 4 He , 6 Li and 7 Li in the first minutes of cosmic time. Their abundance depends on the competition between the universal expansion rate and the yields of relevant nuclear reactions. As the universal expansion rate depends on the density of relativistic particles, the abundances of light isotopes allow to constrain the number of neutrinos species, provided that the knowledge of the relevant nuclear processes is accurate enough. The baryon density and the primordial abundance of deuterium (D/H) are presently measured with high accuracy, providing a suggestive, but still inconclusive, hint of the presence of dark radiation (i.e. extra neutrinos). The uncertainty of the 2 H(p , ?) 3 He cross section at BBN energies represents the most important obstacle to improve the contraints on the existence of dark radiation. This reaction will be studied at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory with the LUNA accelerator. The goal is to measure the 2 H(p , ?) 3 He reaction cross section inside the BBN energy region, with an accuracy of less than 3 % . The forthcoming LUNA measurement and its impact in cosmology, as well as in particle and nuclear physics, will be discussed.

  17. The BBN BYBLOS Continuous Speech Recognition System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Schwartz; Chris Barry; Yen-Lu Chow; Alan Deft; Ming-Whei Feng; Owen Kimball; Francis Kubala; John Makhoul; Jeffrey Vandegrift

    1989-01-01

    In this paper we describe the algorithms used in the BBN BYBLOS Continuous Speech Recognition system. The BYBLOS system uses context-dependent hidden Markov models of phonemes to provide a robust model of phonetic coarticulation. We provide an update of the ongoing research aimed at improving the recognition accuracy. In the first experiment we confirm the large improvement in accuracy that

  18. BYBLOS: The BBN continuous speech recognition system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Chow; M. Dunham; O. Kimball; M. Krasner; G. Kubala; J. Makhoul; P. Price; S. Roucos; R. Schwartz

    1987-01-01

    In this paper, we describe BYBLOS, the BBN continuous speech recognition system. The system, designed for large vocabulary applications, integrates acoustic, phonetic, lexical, and linguistic knowledge sources to achieve high recognition performance. The basic approach, as described in previous papers [1, 2], makes extensive use of robust context-dependent models of phonetic coarticulation using Hidden Markov Models (HMM). We describe the

  19. Effects of BBN on Population III stars

    E-print Network

    Fabio Iocco

    2003-12-18

    The presence (or absence) of CNO elements in the primordial gas determines different behaviours in population III stars formation and evolution: we therefore present an analysis of the main channels for the synthesis of these elements in BBN in order to understand, within a reliable interval, their abundance in the primordial material.

  20. The BBN Byblos Japanese OCR System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ehry Macrostie; Premkumar Natarajan; Michael Decerbo; Rohit Prasad

    2004-01-01

    The BBN Byblos OCR system implements a script-independent methodology for OCR using hidden Markov models (HMMs). We have successfully ported the system to Arabic, Pashto, English, and Chinese. We discuss our effort in configuring the system to perform recognition of noisy machine printed Japanese documents. The data for our experimentation was taken from the University of Washington (UW-II) Japanese OCR

  1. The BBN Byblos Hindi OCR system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Premkumar S. Natarajan; Ehry MacRostie; Michael Decerbo

    2004-01-01

    The BBN Byblos OCR system implements a script-independent methodology for OCR using Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). We have successfully ported the system to Arabic, English, Chinese, Pashto, and Japanese. In this paper, we report on our recent effort in training the system to perform recognition of Hindi (Devanagari) documents. The initial experiments reported in this paper were performed using a

  2. The BBN Byblos Pashto OCR system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Decerbo; Ehry MacRostie; Premkumar Natarajan

    2004-01-01

    The BBN Byblos OCR system implements a script-independent methodology for OCR using Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). We have successfully tested the system with Arabic, English, and Chinese documents. In this paper, we describe our recent effort in training the system to perform recognition of documents in Pashto, one of the national languages of Afghanistan. We discuss the availability and characteristics

  3. News 

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    NEWS 347 News Seventeenth-Century Imprints on the Antiquarian Book Market Brett-Smith Library Auction, Sotheby?s (Spring, 2004) The John R.B. Brett-Smith Library, a collection long distinguished for its holdings in early-modern English books...- lows, Pembroke College, Oxford, to Sir John Benet; fetched ?9000 from a ?Continental dealer.? * Sale figures cited here include the usual surcharge or buyer?s premium. 348 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS George Herbert and Richard Crashaw. Two works in one...

  4. News.

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    256 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies General Editor: Michele Marrapodi Advisory Editors: Keir Elam and Robert Henke This new book series analyses early modern... agendas, creating new forms, and stretching the Renais- sance practice of contaminatio to achieve, even unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of alien cultures. NEWS 257 The series welcomes both single-author studies...

  5. News.

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 369 THE HARTLIB PAPERS SECOND EDITION A Complete Text and Image Database of the Papers of SAMUEL HARTLIB (c.1600-1662) Held in Sheffield University Library. Samuel Hartlib occupies a unique place in the intellectual history of seventeenth... and intellectual history. The second edition of the Hartlib Papers now includes major additional materials from other collections. See www.shef.ac.uk/hronline. 370 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Starting in the academic year 2002-2003, the University of Amsterdam (dept...

  6. News 

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    118 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago December 28, 2007 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne.... Lewalski and John Rogers. 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-7 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of the members of the society who are recently deceased: Kelsie NEWS 119 Harder, Gregory...

  7. News 

    E-print Network

    Dickson, Donald et. al

    2009-01-01

    news 89 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) December 28, 2008 The officers... members are Barbara K. Lewalski and John Rogers. 90 seventeenth-century news 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-8 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of recently deceased members...

  8. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 185 ? The Milton Society of America Approximately seventy-one members and guests attended the annual dinner and meeting of the Milton Society of America on December 28, 2001, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Achsah... as Honored Scholar of the society by Edward Jones of Oklahoma State University. 186 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Labriola announced the two open meetings of the society at MLA ?02 in New York City. The first, with Annabel Patterson presiding, is ?Milton...

  9. News

    E-print Network

    Dickson, Donald R., ed.

    2007-01-01

    NEWS 101 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2006 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) The officers... are printed on pages 7-10 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of 102 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS the members of the society who are recently deceased: Margaret Byard, Harrison T. Meserole, Kenneth Hovey, William B. Hunter, James D. Simmonds. Labriola...

  10. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 369 THE HARTLIB PAPERS SECOND EDITION A Complete Text and Image Database of the Papers of SAMUEL HARTLIB (c.1600-1662) Held in Sheffield University Library. Samuel Hartlib occupies a unique place in the intellectual history of seventeenth... and intellectual history. The second edition of the Hartlib Papers now includes major additional materials from other collections. See www.shef.ac.uk/hronline. 370 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Starting in the academic year 2002-2003, the University of Amsterdam (dept...

  11. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    256 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies General Editor: Michele Marrapodi Advisory Editors: Keir Elam and Robert Henke This new book series analyses early modern... agendas, creating new forms, and stretching the Renais- sance practice of contaminatio to achieve, even unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of alien cultures. NEWS 257 The series welcomes both single-author studies...

  12. Bad Breath

    MedlinePLUS

    ... breath? Maybe you shouldn't have put extra onions on your hamburger at lunch. What's a kid ... bad breath: foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, cheese, orange juice, and soda poor dental hygiene ( ...

  13. The NPV of bad news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jacob Goldenberg; Barak Libai; Sarit Moldovan; Eitan Muller

    2007-01-01

    We explore the effects of individual-and network-level negative word-of-mouth on a firm's profits using an agent-based model, specifically an extended small-world analysis. We include both permanent strong ties within the social network, and changing, often random, weak ties with other networks. The effect of negative word-of-mouth on the Net Present Value (NPV) of the firm was found to be substantial,

  14. The BBN Byblos Hindi OCR system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Premkumar S. Natarajan; Ehry Macrostie; Michael Decerbo

    2005-01-01

    \\u000a The BBN Byblos OCR system implements a script-independent methodology for OCR using hidden Markov models (HMMs). We have successfully\\u000a ported the system to Arabic, English, Chinese, Pashto, and Japanese. In this chapter, we report on our recent effort in training\\u000a the system to perform recognition of Hindi (Devanagari) documents. The initial experiments reported in this chapter were performed\\u000a using a

  15. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    NEO-LATIN NEWS 161 of Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, for the travels and diversions which molded a great man in antiquity foreshadow in turn the ones that made a great Renaissance pope. One cannot help but rejoice in the acceleration of the I Tatti... Renaissance Library?s publishing program, and hope that the new pace might continue and bring us more books like these, each a model of scholarly excellence and accessibility to the educated general reader. (Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M University) NEWS...

  16. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    132 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2004 Secretary: A. C. Labriola Labriola@duq.edu The officers and Executive Committee met in a preliminary session at 4... of their works, one for each member of the committee. NEWS 133 SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announcements were printed on pages 4-5 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of the members of the society who are recently deceased: David...

  17. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2006-01-01

    NEWS 147 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Marriott Metro Center, 775 12 th St. NW, Washington, D. C. December 28, 2005 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola... of the Executive Committee are urged to be in con- tact with Benet to nominate Miltonists to serve on the committee. 148 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-6 of the annual booklet...

  18. News.

    E-print Network

    Dickson, Donald R., ed.

    2007-01-01

    NEWS 101 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2006 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) The officers... for President; Kristin Pruitt for Vice President; and William Shullenberger and Nicholas von Maltzahn for three-year membership (2007-2009) on the Executive Committee, suc- ceeding Gardner Campbell and Angelica Duran. 2. TREASURER?S REPORT. Benet indicated...

  19. News

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    118 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago December 28, 2007 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne... Arnold and Tom Luxon. 2. TREASURER?S REPORT. Benet indicated that the assets and net worth of the society as of July 1, 2007, were $11,529.59. Benet and Labriola stressed the importance of donations and space advertisements as sources of revenue...

  20. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-09-01

    Belfast: On the next level above Galileo Wales: 2nd All Wales Physics Teachers Meeting England: Good afternoon Natural Philosphers... Communication: Posters win prizes Careers: Physics On Course 2004 Visits: Refreshing Physics Sport: Cheating at baseball Physics on Stage: Polish performance Space: Forces that affect GPS satellites New Zealand: It’s not All Black News these days New Initiatives: NOISE Physics on Stage 3: Lively stars heading for ESA

  1. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-07-01

    AWARDS Presentations to top students; PHYSICS IN PRIMARY SCIENCE Amaze and inspire; WEB RESOURCES PhysicsClub goes live; EVENTS GIREP develops thinking; RESEARCH FRONTIERS Carbon dating may not run to time; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Vocational qualifications; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Flanders gears up for curriculum change; EXHIBITIONS Building the Universe; EVENTS Physics Discipline Network VII; SPECIAL NEWS FEATURE Progress in UK post-16 courses; Teaching Advancing Physics... the story so far; An outside observer's view of Advancing Physics; Student views of SHAP; Results from the SHAP pilot: successful and girl-friendly; AWARDS Royal visit to publisher;

  2. BBN BYBLOS and HARC February 1992 ATIS benchmark results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala; Chris Barry; Madeleine Bates; Robert Bobrow; Pascale Fung; Robert Ingria; John Makhoul; Long Nguyen; Richard Schwartz; David Stallard

    1992-01-01

    We present results from the February '92 evaluation on the ATIS travel planning domain for HARC, the BBN spoken language system (SLS). In addition, we discuss in detail the individual performance of BYBLOS, the speech recognition (SPREC) component.In the official scoring, conducted by NIST, BBN's HARC system produced a weighted SLS score of 43.7 on all 687 evaluable utterances in

  3. Turning Bad News into a Teaching Moment: Using the Exploring Humanitarian Law Curriculum to Teach about the Impact of War and Natural Disaster

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morgan, Mat

    2010-01-01

    After a disaster, or in the midst of a conflict, the news that finds its way into people's homes has a uniquely powerful effect on their psyche. Vulnerable people are caught in destructive forces beyond their control. The scenes people see are post-apocalyptic. The stories are gripping, spanning themes of luck, loss, hope, love, and wild fear,…

  4. Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

    MedlinePLUS

    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_151461.html Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood ... develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, ...

  5. Children's Viewing Patterns for Television News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Egan, Lola M.

    1978-01-01

    Reports that young children characterized as high or medium news watchers, probably watch the news with their parents, watch more as they grow older, have a fairly good idea of the scope and usefulness of television news, prefer stories about topics appearing in popular entertainment programs, and tend to see television news as being about bad or…

  6. Tracking the post-BBN evolution of deuterium

    SciTech Connect

    Steigman, Gary [Departments of Physics and Astronomy Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, 191 West Woodruff Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)

    2009-05-24

    The primordial abundance of deuterium produced during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) depends sensitively on the universal ratio of baryons to photons, an important cosmological parameter probed independently by the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. Observations of deuterium in high-redshift, low-metallicity QSO Absorption Line Systems (QSOALS) provide a key baryometer, determining the baryon abundance at the time of BBN to a precision of {approx}5%. Alternatively, if the CMB-determined baryon to photon ratio is used in the BBN calculation of the primordial abundances, the BBN-predicted deuterium abundance may be compared with the primordial value inferred from the QSOALS, testing the standard cosmological model. In the post-BBN universe, as gas is cycled through stars, deuterium is only destroyed so that its abundance measured anytime, anywhere in the Universe, bounds the primordial abundance from below. Constraints on models of post-BBN Galactic chemical evolution follow from a comparison of the relic deuterium abundance with the FUSE-inferred deuterium abundances in the chemically enriched, stellar processed material of the local ISM.

  7. Audio Indexing of Arabic broadcast news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Billa; M. Noamany; A. Srivastava; D. Liu; R. Stone; J. Xu; J. Makhoul; F. Kubala

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the development of the BBN Audio Indexing System for broadcast news in Arabic. Key issues addressed in this work revolve around the three major components of the audio indexing system: automatic speech recognition, speaker identification, and named entity identification. The system deals with several challenges introduced by the Arabic language, including the absence of short vowels in

  8. The BBN\\/HARC spoken language understanding system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Madeleine Bates; Robert Bobrow; Pascale Fung; Robert Ingria; Francis Kubala; John Makhoul; Long Nguyen; Richard Schwartz; David Stallard

    1993-01-01

    The design and performance of a complete spoken language understanding system under development at BBN are described. The system, dubbed HARC (Hear And Respond to Continuous speech), successfully integrates state-of-the-art speech recognition and natural language understanding subsystems. The system has been tested extensively on a restricted airline travel information (ATIS) domain with a vocabulary of about 2000 words. HARC is

  9. BBN Report-8528 Forty Data Communications Research Questions

    E-print Network

    Partridge, Craig

    This report was approved for public distribution per BBN policy on 11 January 2011, Dave Clark has periodically observed that other fields sometimes find it useful to create a list's a loss, as pursuing less pressing problems sometimes yields results that can help with immediate needs

  10. Directional Antenna Systems for Ad Hoc Ram Ramanathan (BBN)

    E-print Network

    Ramanathan, Ram

    1 Directional Antenna Systems for Ad Hoc Networks Ram Ramanathan (BBN) Mineo Takai (UCLA/SNT) Nitin: Why Directional Antenna systems? g Part 2: Directional Antenna Fundamentals g Part 3: Medium Access and Routing 20 minute break g Part 4: Modeling and Simulation for Ad Hoc Networks with Directional Antenna

  11. Solar Neutrino Constraints on the BBN Production of Li

    E-print Network

    Richard H. Cyburt; Brian D. Fields; Keith A. Olive

    2003-12-28

    Using the recent WMAP determination of the baryon-to-photon ratio, 10^{10} \\eta = 6.14 to within a few percent, big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) calculations can make relatively accurate predictions of the abundances of the light element isotopes which can be tested against observational abundance determinations. At this value of \\eta, the Li7 abundance is predicted to be significantly higher than that observed in low metallicity halo dwarf stars. Among the possible resolutions to this discrepancy are 1) Li7 depletion in the atmosphere of stars; 2) systematic errors originating from the choice of stellar parameters - most notably the surface temperature; and 3) systematic errors in the nuclear cross sections used in the nucleosynthesis calculations. Here, we explore the last possibility, and focus on possible systematic errors in the He3(\\alpha,\\gamma)Be7 reaction, which is the only important Li7 production channel in BBN. The absolute value of the cross section for this key reaction is known relatively poorly both experimentally and theoretically. The agreement between the standard solar model and solar neutrino data thus provides additional constraints on variations in the cross section (S_{34}). Using the standard solar model of Bahcall, and recent solar neutrino data, we can exclude systematic S_{34} variations of the magnitude needed to resolve the BBN Li7 problem at > 95% CL. Additional laboratory data on He3(\\alpha,\\gamma)Be7 will sharpen our understanding of both BBN and solar neutrinos, particularly if care is taken in determining the absolute cross section and its uncertainties. Nevertheless, it already seems that this ``nuclear fix'' to the Li7 BBN problem is unlikely; other possible solutions are briefly discussed.

  12. BBN and the CMB constrain neutrino coupled light WIMPs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nollett, Kenneth M.; Steigman, Gary

    2015-04-01

    In the presence of a light weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) with mass m??30 MeV , there are degeneracies among the nature of the WIMP (fermion or boson), its couplings to the standard model particles (to electrons, positrons, and photons, or only to neutrinos), its mass m?, and the number of equivalent (additional) neutrinos, ? N?. These degeneracies cannot be broken by the cosmic microwave background (CMB) constraint on the effective number of neutrinos, Neff. However, since big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is also affected by the presence of a light WIMP and equivalent neutrinos, complementary BBN and CMB constraints can help to break some of these degeneracies. In a previous paper [K. M. Nollett and G. Steigman, Phys. Rev. D 89, 083508 (2014)] the combined BBN and Planck [P. A. R. Ade et al. (Planck Collaboration), Astron. Astrophys. 571, A16 (2014)] CMB constraints were used to explore the allowed ranges for m?, ? N?, and Neff in the case where the light WIMPs annihilate electromagnetically (EM) to photons and/or e± pairs. In this paper the BBN predictions for the primordial abundances of deuterium and 4He (along with 3He and 7Li) in the presence of a light WIMP that only couples (annihilates) to neutrinos [either standard model (SM) only or both SM and equivalent] are calculated. Recent observational estimates of the relic abundances of D and 4He are used to limit the light WIMP mass, the number of equivalent neutrinos, the effective number of neutrinos, and the present Universe baryon density (?Bh2 ). Allowing for a neutrino coupled light WIMP and ? N? equivalent neutrinos, the combined BBN and CMB data provide lower limits to the WIMP mass that depend very little on the nature of the WIMP (Majorana or Dirac fermion, real or complex scalar boson), with a best fit m??35 MeV , equivalent to no light WIMP at all. The analysis here excludes all neutrino coupled WIMPs with masses below a few MeV, with specific limits varying from 4 to 9 MeV depending on the nature of the WIMP. In the absence of a light WIMP (either EM or neutrino coupled), BBN alone prefers ? N? =0.50 ±0.23 , favoring neither the absence of equivalent neutrinos (? N?=0 ), nor the presence of a fully thermalized sterile neutrino (? N?=1 ). This result is consistent with the CMB constraint, Neff=3.30 ±0.27 [1], constraining "new physics" between BBN and recombination. Combining the BBN and CMB constraints gives ? N? =0.35 ±0.16 and Neff=3.40 ±0.16 . As a result, while BBN and the CMB combined require ? N? ?0 at ˜98 % confidence, they disfavor ? N? ?1 at >99 % confidence. Adding the possibility of a neutrino-coupled light WIMP extends the allowed range slightly downward for ? N? and slightly upward for Neff simultaneously, while leaving the best-fit values unchanged.

  13. The 1996 Bbn Byblos Hub4 Transcription System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala; Hubert Jin; Spyros Matsoukas; Long Nguyen; Rich Schwartz; John Makhoul

    1996-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the BBN Byblos system used forthe 1996 Hub-4 Partitioned Evaluation #PE# and UnpartitionedEvaluation #UE# tests. For the PE, wechose to ignorethe segment feature labels that were given to the system asside-information so that our approachwould generalize triviallyto the UE. Moreover, we chose not to model speci#cchannel conditions in the training because the observed gainswere too

  14. Good Data, Bad News, Good Policy Making

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gabrielle Matters

    2005-01-01

    The New Basics Trial in Queensland (2000 –04) was about improving educational outcomes. At its heart was the idea that, to do this, there must be an orchestration of the message systems of curriculum, teaching and assessment – and that these changes must be in practices, not merely in statements of intention or expectation. This paper spans the trial period

  15. Good and Bad News about Ebola

    E-print Network

    Peterson, A Townsend

    2015-03-12

    . (2009) Genetic detection and char- acterization of Lujo Virus, a new hemorrhagic fever-associated arenavirus from southern Africa. PLoS Pathogens 4: e1000455. 11. WHO (2014) Neglected Tropical Diseases; http...

  16. BBN with electron-sterile neutrino oscillations — the finest leptometer

    SciTech Connect

    Kirilova, Daniela, E-mail: dani@astro.bas.bg [Institute of Astronomy and NAO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, blvd. Tsarigradsko Shosse 72, Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2012-06-01

    A relic lepton asymmetry orders of magnitude bigger than the baryon one may hide in the relic neutrino background. No direct theoretical or experimental limitations on its magnitude and sign are known. Only indirect cosmological constraints exist ranging from |L| < 0.01 to L < 10. Here we discuss a Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) model with late electron-sterile neutrino oscillations. The influence of L on neutrino oscillations and on nucleons freezing in the pre-BBN epoch is numerically analyzed in the full range of the oscillation parameters of the model and for |L| ? 10{sup ?10}. The asymmetry-oscillations interplay is studied in detail and the behavior of L for different oscillation parameters is found. L effect on the primordially produced {sup 4}He is precisely studied. It is shown that this BBN model is a fine leptometer, capable of feeling extremely small relic lepton asymmetry — |L| > 10{sup ?8}. The case of oscillations generated asymmetry by late electron-sterile oscillations and its effect on the primordial {sup 4}He is also briefly discussed. The instability region of the asymmetry growth is obtained.

  17. Teaching bad objects: Introduction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jodi Brooks

    2010-01-01

    In the classroom ‘bad cinema’ is often determined as much by questions of pedagogical value as it is by cultural and\\/or aesthetic value. These three short papers explore some of the diverse ways in which teaching ‘bad’ film and television raises questions about the relations between cultural value and pedagogical value. Through reflections on particular teaching experiences, these papers contribute

  18. BadAds

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The creators of BadAds believe that advertising has become far too intrusive in American lives. Along with TV, magazine, radio ads, and billboards, advertisements and commercials are popping up in movie theatres, schools, public bathrooms, and even on stickers on fruit. Four criteria determine whether advertising is intrusive: an inability to turn the ad off; its entrance into your home without your consent; your lack of choice whether or not to watch it; and ads that don't support anything in particular and may actually cost you money. Rather than just venting about intrusive advertising, BadAds urges visitors to become active in the fight against bad ads by writing complaint letters to a host of venues that support intrusive advertising including movie theaters, sporting venues, television networks, and the heads of educational institutions. BadAds offers instructions on writing complaint letters as well as many suggestions as to who should receive these letters.

  19. Bad Reaction to Cosmetics?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Cosmetics Dietary Supplements Drugs Food Medical Devices Nutrition Radiation-Emitting Products Tobacco Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Articulos en Espanol Bad Reaction to Cosmetics? Tell FDA Search the Consumer Updates ...

  20. Bad Breath (Halitosis)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... your cheeks. When bacteria use these cells for food, they produce a foul odor. In addition, bad breath can be caused by the following: Poor dental hygiene — Infrequent or improper brushing and flossing, allows bits ...

  1. Cosmic rays during BBN as origin of Lithium problem

    SciTech Connect

    Kang, Ming-ming; Hu, Hong-bo [Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Hu, Yang; Zhu, Shou-hua, E-mail: kangmm@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: younger@pku.edu.cn, E-mail: huhb@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: shzhu@pku.edu.cn [Institute of Theoretical Physics and State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2012-05-01

    There may be non-thermal cosmic rays during big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) epoch (dubbed as BBNCRs). This paper investigated whether such BBNCRs can be the origin of Lithium problem or not. It can be expected that BBNCRs flux will be small in order to keep the success of standard BBN (SBBN). With favorable assumptions on the BBNCR spectrum between 0.09–4 MeV, our numerical calculation showed that extra contributions from BBNCRs can account for the {sup 7}Li abundance successfully. However {sup 6}Li abundance is only lifted an order of magnitude, which is still much lower than the observed value. As the deuteron abundance is very sensitive to the spectrum choice of BBNCRs, the allowed parameter space for the spectrum is strictly constrained. We should emphasize that the acceleration mechanism for BBNCRs in the early universe is still an open question. For example, strong turbulent magnetic field is probably the solution to the problem. Whether such a mechanism can provide the required spectrum deserves further studies.

  2. Large-Scale Parallel Programming: Experience with the BBN Butterfly Parallel Processor

    E-print Network

    Scott, Michael L.

    Large-Scale Parallel Programming: Experience with the BBN Butterfly Parallel Processor Thomas J. Le of Rochester have used a collection of BBN Butterfly TM Parallel Processors to conduct research in parallel with the Butterfly we have ported three compilers, developed five major and several minor library packages, built two

  3. Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Heart Insight magazine and monthly e-newsletter Our digital magazine delivers helpful articles and the latest news on keeping your ... and Live Our Interactive Cardiovascular Library has detailed animations and illustrations to help you ...

  4. Superconductivity in bad metals

    SciTech Connect

    Emery, V.J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Kivelson, S.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics

    1995-12-31

    It is argued that many synthetic metals, including high temperature superconductors are ``bad metals`` with such a poor conductivity that the usual mean-field theory of superconductivity breaks down because of anomalously large classical and quantum fluctuations of the phase of the superconducting order parameter. Some consequences for high temperature superconductors are described.

  5. Bad Coriolis FAQ

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alistair Fraser

    This set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is written in response to questions from readers of the Bad Meteorology pages. Although the questions presented here are often ones asked by a specific person, each is chosen to characterize a group of similar questions which have been asked about the topic. The questions and answers printed here all center around the topic of the Coriolis effect.

  6. Bad Clouds FAQ

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alistair Fraser

    The answers on this page were written in response to questions from readers of the Bad Meteorology pages. Although the questions presented here are often ones asked by a specific person, each is chosen to characterize a group of similar questions which have been asked about the topic. Topics include: the vapor-holding capacity of air, reasoning and prediction, relative humidity, and boiling point.

  7. Progress in transcription of Broadcast News using Byblos

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Long Nguyen; Spyros Matsoukas; Jason Davenport; Francis Kubala; Richard M. Schwartz; John Makhoul

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, we describe our progress during the last four years (1995–1999) in automatic transcription of broadcast news from radio and television using the BBN Byblos speech recognition system. Overall, we achieved steady progress as reflected through the results of the last four DARPA Hub-4 evaluations, with word error rates of 42.7%, 31.8%, 20.4% and 14.7% in 1995, 1996,

  8. News & Publications

    Cancer.gov

    Published on Office of Cancer Genomics (http://ocg.cancer.gov) Home > News & Publications News & Publications [1] OCG is committed to sharing its research with the community. Stay informed by reading the latest news & publications and subscribing to

  9. Home > Nexxus News News Archive

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Frédéric

    Home > Nexxus News NEXXUS NEWS News Archive A SIGHT FOR FRIGHTENED EYES - SCIENTISTS REVEAL HOW WE.schyns@psy.gla.ac.uk jennifer.murray@admin.gla.ac.uk radolphs@hss.caltech.edu Back to Latest News PRIVACY POLICY. COPYRIGHT 2003 1/13/05 3:46 PMNexxus News Page 1 of 1http://www.nexxusscotland.com/news/index.html?article=104 #12;

  10. Very badly approximable matrix functions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. V. Peller; S. R. Treil

    2005-01-01

    .  We study in this paper very badly approximable matrix functions on the unit circle\\u000a $$ \\\\mathbb{T}, $$ i.e., matrix functions ? such that the zero function is a superoptimal approximation of ?. The purpose of this paper is to\\u000a obtain a characterization of the continuous very badly approximable functions.\\u000a \\u000a Our characterization is more geometric than algebraic characterizations earlier obtained in

  11. Speaker Adaptation from Limited Training in the BBN BYBLOS Speech Recognition System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala; Ming-Whel Feng; John Makhoul; Richard Schwartz

    The BBN BYBLOS continuous speech recognition system has been used to develop a method of speaker adaptation from limited training. The key step in the method is the estimation of a probabilistic spectral mapping between a prototype speaker, for whom there exists a well-trained speaker-dependent hidden Markov model (HMM), and a target speaker for whom there is only a small

  12. SILK { a playful blend of Scheme and Java Kenneth R. Anderson, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

    E-print Network

    Strickland, Stevie

    SILK { a playful blend of Scheme and Java Kenneth R. Anderson, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA) interpreter in Java [after [6] p. 176]. Abstract SILK (Scheme in about 50 K) is a compact Scheme imple- mented Scheme in Java, but its access to Java was awkward. The current version has altered SILK's syntax

  13. Chemoprevention of BBN-Induced Bladder Carcinogenesis by the Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator Tamoxifen1

    PubMed Central

    George, Suraj Konnath; Tovar-Sepulveda, Veronica; Shen, Steven S; Jian, Weiguo; Zhang, Yiqun; Hilsenbeck, Susan G; Lerner, Seth P; Smith, Carolyn L

    2013-01-01

    Bladder cancer is the fifth most frequent tumor in men and ninth in women in the United States. Due to a high likelihood of recurrence, effective chemoprevention is a significant unmet need. Estrogen receptors (ERs), primarily ER?, are expressed in normal urothelium and urothelial carcinoma, and blocking ER function with selective ER modulators such as tamoxifen inhibits bladder cancer cell proliferation in vitro. Herein, the chemoprotective potential of tamoxifen was evaluated in female mice exposed to the bladder-specific carcinogen, N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN). Carcinogen treatment resulted in a 76% tumor incidence and increased mean bladder weights in comparison to controls. In contrast, mice receiving tamoxifen concurrent (8–20 weeks) or concurrent and subsequent (8–32 weeks) to BBN administration had no change in bladder weight and only 10% to 14% incidence of tumors. Non-muscle-invasive disease was present in animals treated with tamoxifen before (5–8 weeks) or after (20–32 weeks) BBN exposure, while incidence of muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma was reduced. ER? was present in all mice and thus is a potential mediator of the tamoxifen chemoprotective effect. Surprisingly, ER? expression, which was detected in 74% of the mice exposed to BBN alone but not in any controlmice, was correlated with tumor incidence, indicating a possible role for this receptor in carcinogen-induced urothelial tumorigenesis. Thus, these data argue that both ER? and ER? play a role in modulating carcinogen-induced bladder tumorigenesis. Administration of tamoxifen should be tested as a chemopreventive strategy for patients at high risk for bladder cancer recurrence. PMID:23730403

  14. PRINT CLOSE News and Features News

    E-print Network

    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    PRINT » CLOSE » News and Features News News New finding may unlock secrets of BRCA mutations of BRCA mutations :: Print Preview 8/24/2010http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/news/News, University of California, Davis. ACS News Center stories are provided as a source of cancer-related news

  15. Newton's constant in f(R,R_{??}R^{??},\\Box R) theories of gravity and constraints from BBN

    E-print Network

    Savvas Nesseris; Anupam Mazumdar

    2009-05-07

    We consider corrections to the Einstein-Hilbert action which contain both higher order and nonlocal terms. We derive an effective Newtonian gravitational constant applicable at the weak field limit and use the primordial nucleosynthesis (BBN) bound and the local gravity constraints on $G_{eff}$ in order to test the viability of several cases of our general Lagrangian. We will also provide a BBN constrain on the $\\Box R$ gravitational correction.

  16. 7 CFR 51.1223 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Definitions § 51.1223 Badly misshapen. “Badly misshapen” means that the peach is so decidedly deformed that its appearance is seriously...

  17. 7 CFR 51.1223 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Definitions § 51.1223 Badly misshapen. “Badly misshapen” means that the peach is so decidedly deformed that its appearance is seriously...

  18. 7 CFR 51.1223 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Definitions § 51.1223 Badly misshapen. “Badly misshapen” means that the peach is so decidedly deformed that its appearance is seriously...

  19. 7 CFR 51.1223 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Definitions § 51.1223 Badly misshapen. “Badly misshapen” means that the peach is so decidedly deformed that its appearance is seriously...

  20. 7 CFR 51.2851 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Onions (Other Than Bermuda-Granex-Grano and Creole Types) Definitions...2851 Badly misshapen. Badly misshapen means that the onion is so misshapen that its appearance is seriously...

  1. The International Efficiency of American Education: The Bad and the Not-So-Bad News

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heyneman, Stephen P.

    2013-01-01

    There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…

  2. Messengers of Bad News or Bad Apples? Student Debt and College Accountability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Darolia, Rajeev

    2015-01-01

    Student loan debt and defaults have been steadily rising, igniting public worry about the associated public and private risks. This has led to controversial regulatory attempts to curb defaults by holding colleges, particularly those in the for-profit sector, increasingly accountable for the student loan repayment behavior of their students. Such…

  3. Debating Robert Weissberg: Why We Should Read but Not Accept "Bad Students, Not Bad Schools"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maranto, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the author's critique on Robert Weissberg's book titled "Bad Students, Not Bad Schools". The author argues that Weissberg's readable, controversial "Bad Students, Not Bad Schools" (2010) is funny, acerbic, bold, and slaughters more than a few sacred cows of what Weissberg calls the "failed educational industrial complex." As…

  4. 1996 Budget finally passed; NASA delivers bad news

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carlowicz, Michael

    Seven months, 13 continuing resolutions, and several furloughs into the 1996 fiscal year, the U.S. government and its besieged science agencies now have a budget. On April 25, H.R. 3019, the omnibus spending appropriation for the rest of fiscal 1996 was passed by Congress and, on April 26, President Clinton signed the $163 billion spending bill into law, providing funds for nine cabinet departments and 38 federal agencies through September 30, 1996.

  5. Wrapping up the bad news - HIV assembly and release

    E-print Network

    Meng, Bo; Lever, Andrew ML

    2013-01-10

    for RNA. J Virol 2012, 86:11608–11615. 12. Langelier C, von Schwedler UK, Fisher RD, De Domenico I, White PL, Hill CP, Kaplan J, Ward D, Sundquist WI: Human ESCRT-II complex and its role in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 release. J Virol 2006, 80... . Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012, 107:1600–1605. 44. Tang C, Loeliger E, Luncsford P, Kinde I, Beckett D, Summers MF: Entropic switch regulates myristate exposure in the HIV-1 matrix protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2004, 101:517–522. 45. Spearman P...

  6. Tax decisions bring good and bad news for hospitals.

    PubMed

    Bromberg, R S

    1980-12-01

    Three recent court decisions denying tax exemptions to shared hospital laundry service organizations should dispel the belief that tax exemptions will automatically be granted to shared service organizations. Two other decisions on the sale of goods and services to persons other than hospitals suggest that the IRS is moving toward a position that accepts certain services as indigenous to the exempt functions of a modern community hospital. PMID:10249267

  7. NCLB and Its Wake: Bad News for Democracy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meens, David E.; Howe, Kenneth R.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Local control has historically been a prominent principle in education policymaking and governance. Culminating with the passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), however, the politics of education have been nationalized to an unprecedented degree, and local control has all but disappeared as a principle framing education policymaking.…

  8. Breaking bad (news) death-telling in the emergency department.

    PubMed

    Bogle, Angela M; Go, Steven

    2015-01-01

    Many physicians struggle with death-telling in sudden death. Families can be negatively impacted by suboptimal death-telling. Appropriate preparation and education can make death notification less stressful for the physician and may help decrease the development of pathologic grief in the surviving family members that can occur when death is unexpected. Although still controversial, there is a growing body of evidence that family witnessed resuscitation may be beneficial to the grieving process and desired by the public. A previously healthy 21-year-old male comes toyour community emergency department (ED) for a cough that started 4 days ago. He denies fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain. He does admit to a remote history of drug abuse. He states he is feeling "OK" and is only here because his family insisted he come because they were worried he might have pneumonia. His vital signs are normal and he appears well; therefore, he is triaged to the waiting room. About 30 minutes lates the patient complains of shortness of breath and he is brought back to an exam room. The patient is now hypotensive, tachycardic, and pulse oximetry is noted to be 87% on room air. A chest x-ray reveals severe pulmonary edema and an EKG shows ST segment elevation in multiple leads. The patient is taken to the cardiac catheterization lab by the interventional cardiologist, who makes the diagnosis of a ruptured aortic valve due to damage from endocarditis. The patient is returned to the ED to await emergent transfer to a tertiary facility; however, the patient rapidly decompensates and a Code Blue is called. Despite the absence of return of spontaneous circulation, resuscitation efforts are prolonged while the ED social worker attempts to contact the patient's family to come to the ED. Finally, the resuscitation is terminated and the patient is pronounced dead. Several hours later the patient's elderly mother arrives and asks you: "What's going on with Mikey?" PMID:25812264

  9. Market reaction to bad news: The case of bankruptcy filings 

    E-print Network

    Coelho, Luis

    2008-01-01

    some market participants are less than fully rational. Hence, in the EMH world, securities’ prices always reflect all available information. On the other hand, behavioural finance theorists argue that investors suffer important cognitive biases...

  10. Big Black Holes Mean Bad News for Stars (diagram)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2006-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Poster Version Suppression of Star Formation from Supermassive Black Holes

    This diagram illustrates research from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer showing that black holes -- once they reach a critical size -- can put the brakes on new star formation in elliptical galaxies.

    In this graph, galaxies and their supermassive black holes are indicated by the drawings (the black circle at the center of each galaxy represents the black hole). The relative masses of the galaxies and their black holes are reflected in the sizes of the drawings. Blue indicates that the galaxy has new stars, while red means the galaxy does not have any detectable new stars.

    The Galaxy Evolution Explorer observed the following trend: the biggest galaxies and black holes (shown in upper right corner) are more likely to have no observable star formation (red) than the smaller galaxies with smaller black holes. This is evidence that black holes can create environments unsuitable for stellar birth.

    The white line in the diagram illustrates that, for any galaxy no matter what the mass, its black hole must reach a critical size before it can shut down star formation.

  11. Breaking Bad News of Cancer to People with Learning Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McEnhill, Linda S.

    2008-01-01

    Since the 1970s, medical staff have routinely disclosed the diagnosis of cancer to their patients. However, this has often been carried out unskilfully causing distress to the patient and impairing their ability to comply with treatment. In response, the government has invested in "Advanced Communication Skills training" for oncology staff.…

  12. Supporting Families Expressing Grief While Giving Bad News

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Binder

    \\u000a Case: David, a third year resident, enters the exam room for Andrew’s 2½-year-old well-child visit. His family recently joined\\u000a the clinic practice. Andrew is running around the room. He makes fleeting contact with the adults in the room. He makes no\\u000a spontaneous verbalizations. He seems to be driven by a motor. His mother appears unaware of David’s developmental problem\\u000a or

  13. The Bad News and the Good about Nuclear Careers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Basta, Nicholas

    1986-01-01

    Traces the changes in the nuclear energy field since World War II, citing distinct periods of growth in the nuclear industry, as well as downtrends. Analyzes the reasons for the changes in public support for nuclear energy and the impact upon careers in the field. (TW)

  14. News Releases Media Resources

    E-print Network

    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    News Media Contacts News Releases Media Resources University Community Communications Help News Policies Submit News Submit Announcements All Top Stories | « Previous Top Story | Next Top Story » Top Research Admission & Aid Administration & Services Campus Life Visiting Campus News@Princeton Friday

  15. News by Topic News by School

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Joseph

    Headlines @Hopkins News by Topic News by School Events Open to the Public Blue Jay Sports Search the Site Contacting News Staff Receive News Via Email RSS News Feeds/ Podcasts Resources for Journalists Virtually Live@Hopkins Hopkins in the News Faculty Experts Faculty and Administrator Photos Faculty

  16. The path to metallicity: synthesis of CNO elements in standard BBN

    E-print Network

    F. Iocco; G. Mangano; G. Miele; O. Pisanti; P. D. Serpico

    2007-04-23

    We perform a reanalysis of the production of CNO elements in a standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis scenario. The CNO yields in BBN are suppressed by the low density of the plasma, Coulomb barrier effects and the short time scales involved. Yet, the inclusion of nuclides and reactions traditionally disregarded may lead to an increase relevant enough to affect the pristine Population III stars. After a critical reanalysis and upgrade of the nuclear network our results show no major discrepancies with the ones obtained using a smaller nuclear network. The robustness of the standard predictions-the early generation of star developed in a metal-free environment-is confirmed.

  17. The path to metallicity: Synthesis of CNO elements in standard BBN

    SciTech Connect

    Iocco, Fabio; /Naples U. /INFN, Naples /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Mangano, G.; Miele, G.; Pisanti, O.; /Naples U. /INFN, Naples; Serpico, P.D.; /Fermilab

    2007-02-01

    We perform a reanalysis of the production of CNO elements in a standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis scenario. The CNO yields in BBN are suppressed by the low density of the plasma, Coulomb barrier effects and the short time scales involved. Yet, the inclusion of nuclides and reactions traditionally disregarded may lead to an increase relevant enough to affect the pristine Population III stars. After a critical reanalysis and upgrade of the nuclear network our results show no major discrepancies with the ones obtained using a smaller nuclear network. The robustness of the standard predictions--the early generation of star developed in a metal-free environment--is confirmed.

  18. RFID News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News maintains current news about emerging standards (including the controversial ISO 11784/85 standard), innovative applications, and general issues. Some topics covered include pet identification devices, intellectual property, and court cases involving RFID.

  19. Transponder News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Marsh, Mike

    Transponder News offers several articles that explore the technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) in greater detail. Topics include choosing the frequency, types of RFID systems, suppliers, trends, and technical reports. Visitors will also find links to interviews, standards, and registration for Transponder News' newsletter of site updates.

  20. Industry News

    Cancer.gov

    Myriad RBM announces Oncology MAP v2.0Myriad RBM, a former recipient of Small Business Innovations Research funding from the NCI, has recently announced the launch of OncologyMAP® v2.0. Print This Page Industry News, eProtein News and Events

  1. 7 CFR 51.1912 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Consumer Standards for Fresh Tomatoes Definitions § 51.1912... means that the tomato is so badly deformed that its appearance is seriously...

  2. Gravitino dark matter and the lithium primordial abundance within a pre-BBN modified expansion

    SciTech Connect

    Bailly, Sean, E-mail: sean.bailly@lapp.in2p3.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Théorique LAPTH, Université de Savoie, CNRS (UMR 5108), BP 110, F-74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux Cedex (France)

    2011-03-01

    We present supersymmetric scenarios with gravitino LSP and stau NLSP in the case of a non-standard model of cosmology with the addition of a dark component in the pre-BBN era. In the context of the standard model of cosmology, gravitino LSP has drawn quite some attention as it is a good candidate for dark matter. It is produced in scattering processes during reheating after inflation and from the decay of the stau. With a long lifetime, the stau decays during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. It is strongly constrained by the abundance of light elements but can however address the known ''BBN lithium problem''. It requires fairly massive staus m{sub ?-tilde}?> 1TeV and puts an upper bound on the reheating temperature T{sub R} ? 10{sup 7} GeV which does not satisfy the requirements for thermal leptogenesis. For the non-standard cosmological scenario, the reheating temperature bound can be strongly relaxed T{sub R} >> 10{sup 9}GeV and the lithium-7 problem solved with a stau typical mass of m{sub ?-tilde} ? 600–700 GeV and down to ? 400GeV with a very important dark component that could enable possible production and detection at the LHC.

  3. Dynamical 3Space Predicts Hotter Early Universe: Resolves CMB-BBN Li7 and He4 Abundance Anomalies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Reginald T. Cahill

    2009-01-01

    The observed abundances of Li7 and He4 are significantly inconsistent with\\u000athe predictions from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) when using the LCDM\\u000acosmological model together with the value for Omega_Bh^2 = 0.0224 +\\/- 0.0009\\u000afrom WMAP CMB fluctuations, with the value from BBN required to fit observed\\u000aabundances being 0.009

  4. Bad Fish, Bad Bird Neurotoxin Poisoning from Fish and Fowl

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kristina Hannam

    2010-01-01

    This "clicker case" is based on the General Biology edition of James Hewlett’s “Bad Fish” case in our collection. The case follows the story of biologist Dr. Westwood, who is accidentally poisoned, first while traveling in Asia and then in the South Pacific. Students learn about Dr. Westwood’s experiences and about nerve cell physiology—focusing especially on the role of ion channels in maintaining and changing electrical gradients across the cell membrane (resting potential and action potentials). They then apply what they learn in each part of the case to determine the mechanism of neurotoxin poisonings described in the case. The case is presented in class via PowerPoint (~2MB).  Students use personal response systems, or “clickers,” to answer the multiple-choice questions that punctuate the PowerPoint presentation as they explore the underlying mechanism of Dr. Westwood’s poisoning.

  5. News Desk

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Easily customized for a variety of preferences, News Desk is a helpful way to stay in touch with hundreds of news sources. The application is a RSS headline reader, reading headlines from thousands of sources in 25 different languages. Users can search for headlines with keyword searches and age filters, along with the ability to send headlines using emails. The program's main Web site also feature five tutorials that assist users who want to utilize the full capabilities of the application. News Desk is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher.

  6. Bad data identification when using ampere measurements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ali Abur; A. Gomez Exposito

    1997-01-01

    Earlier papers have shown that the use of power system line current magnitude measurements may lead to nonuniquely observable systems. This paper studies the bad data identification problem under these conditions. The definition of measurement criticality is revised in order to account for the nonuniquely observable cases. The problem of bad data identification is investigated both as a post estimation

  7. News From the Field For the News Media

    E-print Network

    Oregon, University of

    News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures NSF Current Newsletter Multimedia Gallery News Archive News by Research Area

  8. News Stands - 2 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2009-01-01

    The news industry is undergoing changes in the digital age. News has already been presented online by traditional and Web-based news organizations. This study examines how traditional and Web-based news organizations differ in agenda setting...

  9. Newton's constant in f(R,RmunuRmunu,□R) theories of gravity and constraints from BBN

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Savvas Nesseris; Anupam Mazumdar

    2009-01-01

    We consider corrections to the Einstein-Hilbert action, which contain both higher order and nonlocal terms. We derive an effective Newtonian gravitational constant applicable at the weak field limit and use the primordial nucleosynthesis (BBN) bound and the local gravity constraints on Geff in order to test the viability of several cases of our general Lagrangian. We will also provide a

  10. News Releases Media Resources

    E-print Network

    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    News Media Contacts News Releases Media Resources University Community Communications Help News Policies Submit News Submit Announcements To News Archive | « Previous by Date | Next by Date » Web Stories & Aid Administration & Services Campus Life Visiting Campus News@Princeton Friday, July 15, 2005 Other

  11. ER News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Energy Research News (ER News) is a bimonthly newsletter supported by the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Research. This newsletter focuses on informing engineers, researchers, and the interested public of the latest research and technology advancements at OER. Topics include energy generation, microbiology, the Human Genome Project, global weather change, computing, and more. Users may register for an email reminder (topic list) that announces each new issue. Back issues (to April 1995) are available.

  12. Hydroacoustic propagation grids for the CTBT knowledge databaes BBN technical memorandum W1303

    SciTech Connect

    J. Angell

    1998-05-01

    The Hydroacoustic Coverage Assessment Model (HydroCAM) has been used to develop components of the hydroacoustic knowledge database required by operational monitoring systems, particularly the US National Data Center (NDC). The database, which consists of travel time, amplitude correction and travel time standard deviation grids, is planned to support source location, discrimination and estimation functions of the monitoring network. The grids will also be used under the current BBN subcontract to support an analysis of the performance of the International Monitoring System (IMS) and national sensor systems. This report describes the format and contents of the hydroacoustic knowledgebase grids, and the procedures and model parameters used to generate these grids. Comparisons between the knowledge grids, measured data and other modeled results are presented to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the current approach. A recommended approach for augmenting the knowledge database with a database of expected spectral/waveform characteristics is provided in the final section of the report.

  13. GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: A LOOK AT RURAL WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sherry Robinson; Penn State York

    ABSTRACT This study seeks to determine if there are significant differences between women- owned,businesses in rural and non-rural areas by comparing ,the proportion of total businesses owned by women, the sales dollars earned by women employers and non- employers, and the ratio of women-owned businesses to the female population. The proportion of total businesses owned,by women and the ratio women-owned

  14. Health and low-level radiation: turning good news into bad news.

    PubMed

    Wolfe, B; Wallis, L R

    1988-08-01

    This paper has a dual purpose. On the one hand, congratulations are in order; the 25th Hanford Life Sciences Symposium celebrates four decades of important research at Hanford. This research has helped provide a better understanding of ionizing radiation effects on man and his environment. Researchers at Hanford and those at other locations can take pride in the fact that today we know more about the major characteristics and potential health effects of ionizing radiation than we do for any other biological hazard. Ionizing radiation's present mysteries, important as they are, involve subtleties that are difficult to explore in detail because the effects are so small relative to other health effects. It will also be a pleasure to add our tribute, along with many others, to Herb Parker, a friend, colleague, and pioneer in the radiation protection field. Building on the work of early pioneers such as Herb and those who have and will follow in their footsteps, we will develop an even broader understanding--an understanding that will clarify the effects of low-level radiation exposure, an area of knowledge about which sound explanations and predictions elude us today. The second purpose of this paper is to remind those in the radiation protection field that they have been less than successful in one of their most important tasks--that of effective communication. The task is not an easy one because the content of the message depends upon the dose. At high doses, above 1 Sv, where the deleterious effects of radiation are predictable, there is agreement on the message that must be delivered to the public: avoid it. There is no confusion in the public sector about this message. At the much lower doses resulting from beneficial activities, the message we must convey to the public is different. Unfortunately, the only message about radiation that the public seems to remember is "avoid it." We know the proper message is not being received when the medical profession resorts to using the term "magnetic resonance" in place of "nuclear magnetic resonance" because of public fear of the word "nuclear." We know there's a problem when the public cringes because of a lead story in the press detailing an incident where people were exposed to a few microgray and when the linear hypothesis is used to predict hundreds of thousands of cancers from Chernobyl-related doses well below 0.01 Sv.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:3410704

  15. Drug Use, Dependence, and Addiction at a British Columbia University: Good News and Bad News.

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    Alexander, Bruce K.

    1985-01-01

    Two studies of perceived and actual drug use at Simon Fraser University found students estimating greater drug use among friends than for themselves, but 31 percent reported dependence and 5 percent reported current addiction, especially to caffeine and nicotine. An approach to drug abuse focusing on familiar substances is recommended. (MSE)

  16. The psychological benefits of bad poetry.

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    Capps, Donald

    2010-12-01

    The author was the founder and secretary pro-tem of the Bad Poets Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. This distinction does not appear on his official resume. The Society did not have meetings but it had a newsletter that came out several times a year comprised of bad poetry written by members of the faculty and staff. These poetic works included reflections on institutional matters. This article contains bad poetry by the author relating to such matters. This poetry illustrates Sigmund Freud's (Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. Norton, New York, 1960) view of humor as saving in the expenditure of painful emotions, costly inhibitions, and difficult thinking. The parasitical nature of bad poetry is also noted and illustrated with the author's own poems. PMID:20556517

  17. Bad debts and hospital rate-setting.

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    Pauly, M V

    1986-01-01

    This paper examines the economic foundations for mandatory discounts for insurers based on differences in bad debts experience. It considers critically the arguments Blue Cross plans use in several states. On both equity and efficiency grounds, discounts for actual bad debts are shown to be inappropriate. In contrast, it is shown that there are equity and efficiency reasons to grant a discount for insurance policies which avert bad debt, but that the appropriate discount is less than the amount of bad debt averted. The appropriate discount depends on the size of the subsidy needed to bring about purchase of debt-averting coverage. In some circumstances, this subsidy equals the underwriting loss on the coverage minus any tax subsidy the insurer receives. PMID:3522724

  18. 7 CFR 51.1535 - Badly misshapen.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER PRODUCTS 1,2...STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Fresh Plums and Prunes Definitions § 51.1535 Badly misshapen....

  19. Bad Science and Its Social Implications.

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    Zeidler, Dana L.; Sadler, Troy D.; Berson, Michael J.; Fogelman, Aimee L.

    2002-01-01

    Investigates three types of bad science: (1) cultural prejudice based on scientific errors (polygenism, phrenology, reification through intelligence testing); (2) unethical science (Tuskegee syphilis experiments, tobacco companies and research); and (3) unwitting errors (pesticides, chlorofluorocarbons). (Contains 50 references.) (SK)

  20. Why good people do bad things.

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    Curtin, L L

    1996-07-01

    The very context of organizational decision making tests autonomous moral agency for managers, and the moral price they pay may be great. Misunderstandings, miscommunication, fear and isolation all play a role in why good people do bad things. Self-knowledge, good communication, alternative support systems and management by walking around (MBWA) all help good people (who happen to be managers) avoid doing bad things. PMID:8718107

  1. Supersymmetric dark matter, catalyzed BBN, and heavy moduli in mSUGRA with gravitino LSP and stau NLSP

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    Grigoris Panotopoulos

    2008-12-20

    In mSUGRA model we assume that gravitino, the LSP, plays the role of cold dark matter in the universe, while the lightest stau, the NLSP, catalyzes primordial BBN reconciling the discrepancy between theory and observations. We have taken into account all gravitino production mechanisms, namely decay from heavy scalar fields, decay from the NLSP, and from the thermal bath. We find that the dark matter constraint is incompatible with the lower bound on the reheating temperature

  2. Broadcast news is good news

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    Francis Kubala

    1999-01-01

    The past decade has been witness to the rapid maturation of automatic speech recognition technology. In the past nine years, the field has grown from small artificial research problems and discrete word commercial products and is now productively engaged on large real-world problems of unconstrained spoken language. In the research arena, the highly variable and content-rich domain of broadcast news

  3. Leaving Room for the Bad Guys

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    Bond, Mike

    When designing a crypto protocol, or building a large security architecture, no competent designer ignores considering the bad guy, and anticipating his plans. But often we designers find ourselves striving to build totally secure systems and protocols, in effect writing the bad guys entirely out of the equation. In a large system, when you exclude the bad guys, they soon muscle their way in elsewhere, and maybe in a new and worse way over which you may have much less control. A crypto protocol with no known weaknesses may be a strong tool, but when it does break, it will break in an unpredictable way. This talk explores the hypothesis that it is safer and better for designers to give the bad guys their cut, but to keep it small, and keep in control. It may not just be our systems but also our protocol building blocks that should be designed to make room for the bad guy to take his cut. The talk is illustrated with examples of very successful systems with known weaknesses, drawn primarily from the European EMV payment system, and banking security in general. We also discuss a few too secure systems that end up failing in worse ways as a result.

  4. 8/20/09 9:34 AMStudents learn more when peer discussions are combined with "clickers"... -International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Page 1 of 9http://silverscorpio.com/students-learn-more-when-peer-discussions-are-combined-with-cl

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    Su, Tin Tin

    -learn-more-when-peer-discussions-are-combined-with-clickers/ Business News Educational News Entertainment News Health News International News Science News Sports News"... - International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Page 1 of 9http://silverscorpio.com/students Technology News Silver Scorpio - International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Subscribe

  5. Science News

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    Science News is the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public, and they certainly do deliver via their well designed website. There is a lot to read on the homepage alone and the material is pitched towards a general audience, so visitors don't need to be students of science to understand the articles. The "SN Bookshelf" offers reviews of the latest science-oriented books. The "SN Multimedia" section, near the bottom of the homepage, offers videos and photo slideshows to explain scientific research, such as the videos "Pigeons usually let best navigator take the lead" and "Fruit flies turn on auto-pilot." There is even a "Science News for Kids" section, accessible at the top of any page. For those visitors who are impressed by this site and want to continue learning about science, there is an e-mail alert or RSS feed available and there are dozens of topics to choose to get news from, as well as columns and features.

  6. HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service

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    Collins, Gary S.

    HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY (Date.) RETURN TO ____________________________ WSU NEWS SERVICE Daily Newspapers and TOWNS FRENCH ADMINISTRATION

  7. 25 CFR 11.421 - Bad checks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...AND LAW AND ORDER CODE Criminal Offenses § 11.421 Bad checks. (a) A person who issues or passes a check or similar sight order for the payment of money, knowing that it will not be honored by the drawee, commits a misdemeanor. (b)...

  8. Measuring News Media Literacy

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    Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    News media literacy refers to the knowledge and motivations needed to identify and engage with journalism. This study measured levels of news media literacy among 500 teenagers using a new scale measure based on Potter's model of media literacy and adapted to news media specifically. The adapted model posits that news media literate individuals…

  9. http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009012701c.htm BALANCING ACT

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009012701c.htm BALANCING ACT A Bad Reputation Why are more was not good. We may be losing some of the most talented potential academics before they even arrive for a job in which both partners are seeking tenure-track jobs -- the much-debated "two body" problem -- women

  10. XRDS Spring 2011 Vol .17 no.316 Catching Bad

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    XRDS · Spring 2011 · Vol .17 · no.316 Catching Bad Guys with Graph Mining Perhaps these questions successfully applied to many domains. Here we look at how it works in e-commerce to help catch the bad guys' trustworthiness. One type of fraud scheme works as follows. The bad guy first creates multiple identities t he

  11. ADVERTISMENT Home > News > Breaking news 15 Dec 2010

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    ADVERTISMENT Home > News > Breaking news 15 Dec 2010 Researchers create new high-performance fiber News > Breaking news > Agriculture > Archaeology > Atmospheric Science > Biology > Cancer > Chemistry and Physics > Earth Science > Education > Infectious Diseases > Mathematics > Medicine & Health

  12. Long residence times - bad tracer tests?

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    Ghergut, Julia; Behrens, Horst; Sauter, Martin

    2015-04-01

    Tracer tests conducted at geothermal well doublets or triplets in the Upper Rhine Rift Valley [1] all face, with very few exceptions so far, one common issue: lack of conclusive tracer test results, or tracer signals still undetectable for longer than one or two years after tracer injection. While the reasons for this surely differ from site to site (Riehen, Landau, Insheim, Bruchsal, ...), its effects on how the usefulness of tracer tests is perceived by the non-tracer community are pretty much the same. The 'poor-signal' frustration keeps nourishing two major 'alternative' endeavours : (I) design and execute tracer tests in single-well injection-withdrawal (push-pull), 'instead of' inter-well flow-path tracing configurations; (II) use 'novel' tracer substances instead of the 'old' ones which have 'obviously failed'. Frustration experienced with most inter-well tracer tests in the Upper Rhine Rift Valley has also made them be regarded as 'maybe useful for EGS' ('enhanced', or 'engineered' geothermal systems, whose fluid RTD typically include a major share of values below one year), but 'no longer worthwhile a follow-up sampling' in natural, large-scale hydrothermal reservoirs. We illustrate some of these arguments with the ongoing Bruchsal case [2]. The inter-well tracer test conducted at Bruchsal was (and still is!) aimed at assessing inter-well connectivity, fluid residence times, and characterizing the reservoir structure [3]. Fluid samples taken at the geothermal production well after reaching a fluid turnover of about 700,000 m3 showed tracer concentrations in the range of 10-8 Minj per m3, in the liquid phase of each sample (Minj being the total quantity of tracer injected as a short pulse at the geothermal re-injection well). Tracer signals might actually be higher, owing to tracer amounts co-precipitated and/or adsorbed onto the solid phase whose accumulation in the samples was unavoidable (due to pressure relief and degassing during the very sampling process, and later on during sample aeration); the adsorbed and/or co-precipitated tracer amounts appear to be non-zero, but their accurate metering was not completed to date. Thus, a conservative estimate of cumulative tracer recovery amounts to (at least) 2 parts-per-thousand for the first 700,000 m3 of fluid turnover within the geothermal well doublet. Neither do such recovery values automatically imply 'bad news' (poor inter-well connectivity), nor do they appear as implausibly low (cf. fig. 2 of [3]), considering the possibility of major vertical drainage along the large-scale fault zone that isolates the 'aquifer basin' around the re-injection well from the 'aquifer catchment' around the production well, along with the prospect of transport-effective porosity and/or thickness within these 'aquifers' being rather high, due to extensive fissuring/fracturing. In more general terms, we argue that (a) inter-well flow-path spikings are still worthwhile being conducted even in large-scale hydrothermal reservoirs; (b) results gained from single-well tests [3] can never serve as a substitute for the kind of information (primarily: residence time distribution RTD, or flow-storage repartition FSR) being expected from inter-well tests; (c) tracer species that are 'novel' in terms of thermo-/reactivity/sorptivity/exchange at phase interfaces and thus involve some transport-retarding process cannot alleviate the frustration associated with long RT; (d) augmenting the tracer quantity Minj to use for inter-well spiking might render the tracer signal detectable, say, one or two years earlier, but it does not make FSR available sooner, since Minj cannot alter the RTD of fluids traveling through the reservoir; moreover, for inter-well configurations and reservoir structures typical of the Upper Rhine Rift Valley, the Minj augmenting factors necessary to render tracer signals detectable 1 or 2 years earlier mostly range beyond the limits of the reasonably-recommendable (e. g., for Bruchsal: 2 tons, instead of 100 kg of a particular tracer). Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknow

  13. Seasons in the sun - weather and climate front-page news stories in Europe’s rainiest city, Bergen, Norway

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    Elisabeth Meze-Hausken

    2007-01-01

    This paper is a portrayal of aspects of weather and climate as front-page news in Europe’s rainiest city, Bergen, Norway.\\u000a It descriptively explores the coverage and different contextualization of weather and climate. By asking the simple question\\u000a of what actually constitutes a good or bad weather day in Bergen, short-lived weather descriptions in the news are compared\\u000a with climatological data.

  14. News / Events Home > News / Events : News > Business > SGS to Showcase Its Wind Energy Servic...

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    Home News / Events NEWS Corporate Business Archives Home > News / Events : News > Business > SGS to Showcase Its Wind Energy Servic... FOCUS ON MORE NEWS SGS to Conduct AWS Certified and Conditions Search Term... Business Lines Activities Service Finder Our Clients News / Events Investor

  15. eFinancial News

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    eFinancial News is the Web-based version of the reputable print publication Financial News, one of the leading sources of news and information about investment banking, securities, and fund management in Europe. Along with much of the content from Financial News, the site also contains a news service of up-to-date securities news and information. The most current news stories are posted on the main page, and subject-specific news sections are available on the left side of the screen. After a painless, free registration, users have access to the content of the entire site, including a searchable archive of past feature articles; People Moves, a "comprehensive database of industry job moves"; and career information. Registered users may also choose to sign up for a variety of email alerts.

  16. PLANET EARTH STRANGE NEWS

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    Wenseleers, Tom

    TECH HEALTH PLANET EARTH SPACE STRANGE NEWS ANIMALS HISTORY HUMAN NATURE SHOP 504kLikeLike +24142 Follow TECH HEALTH PLANET EARTH SPACE STRANGE NEWS ANIMALS HISTORY HUMAN NATURE SHOP TRENDING: Military

  17. NatureNews

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    NatureNews is the science news website of the journal Nature. The site provides a daily summary of news about research and discoveries in life, physical and applied sciences, and clinical medicine. Materials include a daily top story, featured stories, videos, a news blog, and event announcements. There are also longer format reports, opinion features, podcasts, and an archive of past issues organized by year and month.

  18. username Latest News

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    West, Stuart

    username ········ Log In s f Latest News Formal Complaint over Gameshow Coverage Contestants in TS Success Story s f Angel News Sex-changing animals obey the laws of nature by Joanna on 24 October 2003 pool. Full News List Post your comment on this item Comments: Comment by: on 26/10/2003 06:50:00Becky

  19. Alumni News President's Corner

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    1 Fall 2005 Forestry Alumni News President's Corner Sam Coker, President CUFA 2004-2006 Fall but I have had my fill of dreadful news about hurricanes and all the other catastrophes so prevalent in the news. Fall is the season we all look forward to for great weather and outdoor gatherings. It's time

  20. Search.. Go Published News

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    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    Tweet 1 Search.. Go Log in · Published News · Cell.com · Biotechnology and Bioengineering · Cancer Page 1 of 2UC Davis study shows how DNA finds its match | Cell Press Daily News Aggregator 6/17/2013http://news.cell.com/story.php?title=uc-davis-study-shows-how-dna-finds-its-match #12;5. Artificial

  1. BadR and BadM Proteins Transcriptionally Regulate Two Operons Needed for Anaerobic Benzoate Degradation by Rhodopseudomonas palustris.

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    Hirakawa, Hidetada; Hirakawa, Yuko; Greenberg, E Peter; Harwood, Caroline S

    2015-07-01

    The bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris grows with the aromatic acid benzoate and the alicyclic acid cyclohexanecarboxylate (CHC) as sole carbon sources. The enzymatic steps in an oxygen-independent pathway for CHC degradation have been elucidated, but it was unknown how the CHC operon (badHI aliAB badK) encoding the enzymes for CHC degradation was regulated. aliA and aliB encode enzymes for the conversion of CHC to cyclohex-1-enecarboxyl-coenzyme A (CHene-CoA). At this point, the pathway for CHC degradation merges with the pathway for anaerobic benzoate degradation, as CHene-CoA is an intermediate in both degradation pathways. Three enzymes, encoded by badK, badH, and badI, prepare and cleave the alicyclic ring of CHene-CoA to yield pimelyl-CoA. Here, we show that the MarR transcription factor family member, BadR, represses transcription of the CHC operon by binding near the transcription start site of badH. 2-Ketocyclohexane-1-carboxyl-CoA, an intermediate of CHC and benzoate degradation, interacts with BadR to abrogate repression. We also present evidence that the transcription factor BadM binds to the promoter of the badDEFGAB (Bad) operon for the anaerobic conversion of benzoate to CHene-CoA to repress its expression. Contrary to previous reports, BadR does not appear to control expression of the Bad operon. These data enhance our view of the transcriptional regulation of anaerobic benzoate degradation by R. palustris. PMID:25888170

  2. Aviation News

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    Whether you're a fan of Airbus or Boeing, Quantas or Aer Lingus, this website provides very thorough coverage of the airline industry. The Flight Global group's motto is "serious about aviation", and it shows on their homepage, where visitors can find over thirteen sections dedicated to air transport, helicopters, training, and spaceflight. The more casual user may just wish to click on a few of the "Latest News Headlines", but dedicated aeronautics devotees may wish to sign up for their e-newsletter and their RSS feed. Moving down the site's homepage, visitors can cruise on in to the "What's Hot" area and the "Jobs" section, which might be useful for future members of a flight crew or those looking to make a more dramatic career change. Of course, any visit to this site would be woefully incomplete if visitors didn't take a look at profiles of the Airbus 380, the Boeing 747, and many other planes in the "Dynamic Aircraft Profiles" area of the site.

  3. Newton's constant in f(R,R{sub }{sub }R{sup }{sup },{open_square}R) theories of gravity and constraints from BBN

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    Savvas Nesseris; Anupam Mazumdar

    2009-01-01

    We consider corrections to the Einstein-Hilbert action, which contain both higher order and nonlocal terms. We derive an effective Newtonian gravitational constant applicable at the weak field limit and use the primordial nucleosynthesis (BBN) bound and the local gravity constraints on G{sub eff} in order to test the viability of several cases of our general Lagrangian. We will also provide

  4. Bad apples in bad (business) barrels : The love of money, machiavellianism, risk tolerance, and unethical behavior

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    Thomas Li-Ping Tang; Yuh-Jia Chen; Toto Sutarso

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to attempt to use several variables measured at Time 1 to predict cluster membership (bad apples vs good apples) measured at Time 2 and investigate possible differences between business and psychology students in unethical behavior. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Business and psychology students' propensity to engage in unethical behavior (PUB), the love of money,

  5. NewsStand: a new view on news

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    Benjamin E. Teitler; Michael D. Lieberman; Daniele Panozzo; Jagan Sankaranarayanan; Hanan Samet; Jon Sperling

    2008-01-01

    News articles contain a wealth of implicit geographic content that if exposed to readers improves understanding of today's news. However, most articles are not explicitly geotagged with their geographic content, and few news aggregation systems expose this content to users. A new system named NewsStand is presented that collects, analyzes, and displays news stories in a map interface, thus leveraging

  6. News@hand: A Semantic Web Approach to Recommending News

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    Cantador, Iván

    News@hand: A Semantic Web Approach to Recommending News Iván Cantador, Alejandro Bellogín, Pablo, Spain {ivan.cantador, alejandro.bellogin, pablo.castells}@uam.es Abstract. We present News@hand, a news recommender system which applies Semantic Web technologies to describe and relate news contents and user

  7. On good and bad forms of medicalization.

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    Parens, Erik

    2013-01-01

    The ongoing 'enhancement' debate pits critics of new self-shaping technologies against enthusiasts. One important thread of that debate concerns medicalization, the process whereby 'non-medical' problems become framed as 'medical' problems. In this paper I consider the charge of medicalization, which critics often level at new forms of technological self-shaping, and explain how that charge can illuminate--and obfuscate. Then, more briefly, I examine the charge of pharmacological Calvinism, which enthusiasts, in their support of technological self-shaping, often level at critics. And I suggest how that charge, too, can illuminate and obfuscate. Exploring the broad charge of medicalization and the narrower counter charge of pharmacological Calvinism leads me to conclude that, as satisfying as it can be to level one of those charges at our intellectual opponents, and as tempting as it is to lie down and rest with our favorite insight, we need to gather the energy to have a conversation about the difference between good and bad forms of medicalization. Specifically, I suggest that if we consider the 'medicalization of love,' we can see why critics of and enthusiasts about technological self-shaping should want (and in some cases have already begun) to distinguish between good and bad forms of such medicalization. PMID:21535062

  8. From the SPR news editor

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    Patricia H. Reiff

    1986-01-01

    This issue marks the inaugural of the SPR News section, which is joining The Oceanography Report, Water-Watch, The VGP News, and the Mineal Physics News as section reports. Like those reports, we will bring together news particularly of interest to the AGU solar-planetary relations (SPR) membership. Our first news item of that typed is a report from the outgoing SPR

  9. Frontier News: Forest Frontiers Initiative

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    Frontier News is World Resources Institute's online news service tracking "threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural forests." Updated weekly, Frontier News offers recent news articles on Africa, Asia, Europe & Russia, North & Central America, Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand), and South America. General news stories and editorials highlight frontier forests, and emphasize concerns of the Forest Frontiers Initiative.

  10. Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More Current page: News / News

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    Leigh, David A.

    Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More » Current page: News / News Ads by Goooooogle Plasma.tecan.com News Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains Controlled by light, transport the equivalent of world membership is free! Learn more Page 1 of 2Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains | Betterhumans > News 18

  11. Space and Earth Sciences News Your daily source for the latest space and earth sciences news

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Space and Earth Sciences News Your daily source for the latest space and earth sciences news Home (http://www.news-about-space.org/) Earth Sciences (http://www.news-about-space.org/earth-sciences-news/) Astronomy (http://www.news-about-space.org/astronomy-news/) Environment (http://www.news-about-space.org/environment-news

  12. Linking Science and Writing With Two Bad Ants

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    Ingrid Hekman Fournier

    2009-07-01

    Two Bad Ants , a fictional story detailing the journey of "two bad ants" that stray from their colony and choose to stay in a container full of large, white, sweet-tasking crystals (sugar)--was the catalyst for an engaging five-day study with third

  13. Influenza Virus Induces Apoptosis via BAD-Mediated Mitochondrial Dysregulation

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    Tran, Anh T.; Cortens, John P.; Du, Qiujiang; Wilkins, John A.

    2013-01-01

    Influenza virus infection results in host cell death and major tissue damage. Specific components of the apoptotic pathway, a signaling cascade that ultimately leads to cell death, are implicated in promoting influenza virus replication. BAD is a cell death regulator that constitutes a critical control point in the intrinsic apoptosis pathway, which occurs through the dysregulation of mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization and the subsequent activation of downstream apoptogenic factors. Here we report a novel proviral role for the proapoptotic protein BAD in influenza virus replication. We show that influenza virus-induced cytopathology and cell death are considerably inhibited in BAD knockdown cells and that both virus replication and viral protein production are dramatically reduced, which suggests that virus-induced apoptosis is BAD dependent. Our data showed that influenza viruses induced phosphorylation of BAD at residues S112 and S136 in a temporal manner. Viral infection also induced BAD cleavage, late in the viral life cycle, to a truncated form that is reportedly a more potent inducer of apoptosis. We further demonstrate that knockdown of BAD resulted in reduced cytochrome c release and suppression of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway during influenza virus replication, as seen by an inhibition of caspases-3, caspase-7, and procyclic acidic repetitive protein (PARP) cleavage. Our data indicate that influenza viruses carefully modulate the activation of the apoptotic pathway that is dependent on the regulatory function of BAD and that failure of apoptosis activation resulted in unproductive viral replication. PMID:23135712

  14. Thematic and Content Analysis of Idiopathic Nightmares and Bad Dreams

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    Robert, Geneviève; Zadra, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Study Objectives: To conduct a comprehensive and comparative study of prospectively collected bad dream and nightmare reports using a broad range of dream content variables. Design: Correlational and descriptive. Setting: Participants' homes. Participants: Three hundred thirty-one adult volunteers (55 men, 275 women, 1 not specified; mean age = 32.4 ± 14.8 y). Interventions: N/A. Measurement and Results: Five hundred seventy-two participants kept a written record of all of their remembered dreams in a log for 2 to 5 consecutive weeks. A total of 9,796 dream reports were collected and the content of 253 nightmares and 431 bad dreams reported by 331 participants was investigated. Physical aggression was the most frequently reported theme in nightmares, whereas interpersonal conflicts predominated in bad dreams. Nightmares were rated by participants as being substantially more emotionally intense than were bad dreams. Thirty-five percent of nightmares and 55% of bad dreams contained primary emotions other than fear. When compared to bad dreams, nightmares were more bizarre and contained substantially more aggressions, failures, and unfortunate endings. Conclusions: The results have important implications on how nightmares are conceptualized and defined and support the view that when compared to bad dreams, nightmares represent a somewhat rarer—and more severe—expression of the same basic phenomenon. Citation: Robert G; Zadra A. Thematic and content analysis of idiopathic nightmares and bad dreams. SLEEP 2014;37(2):409-417. PMID:24497669

  15. News & Events - Team Science Toolkit

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    Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add an item Login required News and events, funding opportunities,

  16. EuroNews

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    Created in 1992 in Lyons, France, EuroNews is a European Broadcasting Union initiative that was started by a group of European public broadcasters interested in providing European viewers with a diverse set of perspectives of regional and international news. The site will be of interest to anyone with an interest in viewing recent news briefs about a number of important topics of relevance, such as political affairs within the European Union, cultural activities, and technological innovations within various parts of the EU. Visitors can also view a weekly schedule for EuroNews, or elect to view the latest news update from EuroNews. As might be expected, the site may be viewed in a number of languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.

  17. Science 360 News Service

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    The Science 360 News Service gathers news "from wherever science is happening." It is a valuable service sponsored by the National Science Foundation featuring video clips, interviews, and solid news reporting. On their homepage, visitors can look over Today's Video, which might feature anything from a nanosponge that can soak up oil spills to new carbon forms. After that, visitors should head on over to the Breaking Story area of the site, which profiles a new story from the world of science. The section What the Blogs Are Saying Today is a great way to stay up to date with breaking science news, as it brings together the latest from NPR, Earthsky, Scientific American, and other high quality resources. Visitors can also click on the Sections heading which includes hundreds of photographs, news videos, and links to a world of other science news sites.

  18. News & Announcements

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    2001-08-01

    News from Journal House

    National Chemistry Week (NCW)

    National Chemistry Week Celebrating Chemistry and Art is the theme of NCW 2001, to be held November 4-10, 2001. As you make plans for participating in the celebrations in your area, keep in mind that JCE is developing special materials on this theme, which will appear in our October issue: Classroom Activities, a comprehensive Illustrated Resource Paper, Report from Online, specially written brief articles illustrated in color, articles related to the theme, and CLIPs (Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles).

    Awards Announced

    Passer Award

    Passer Award recipients from the April 1 closing date are:
    • George Bennett, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
    • Daniel Berger, Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
    • Karen Dunlap, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
    • Myung-Hoon Kim, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA
    • Cheryl Longfellow, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Jerry Maas, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
    • Tim Royappa, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

    Visiting Scientist Award, Western Connecticut Section

    Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America, has been selected as the 2001 Visiting Scientist of the Western Connecticut Section of the ACS. The award, presented annually since 1967, brings an outstanding chemical educator to visit high schools in Fairfield County, CT. In May, Bunce visited three high schools, Christian Heritage School, Fairfield High School, and Greenwich High School, where she interacted with teachers and students and presented lectures and demonstrations to several chemistry classes. She was also keynote speaker at the ACS local section's Education Night. The awardee is selected by a committee of university and high school teachers, industrial chemists, and the previous Visiting Scientist; there is an honorarium of 1500 plus expenses.

    Welch Award

    Roger D. Kornberg, a professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, received the 2001 Welch Award for his discovery of the nucleosome and establishing its role in gene regulation; for his discovery of a giant complex of 20 proteins known as the "Mediator", which regulates the transcription process; and for determining the atomic structure of RNA polymerase II. The 300,000 award salutes Kornberg's lifetime contributions to biochemistry.

    NSTA Teacher Awards

    During its 2001 national convention the National Science Teachers Association presented prizes and awards to teachers for their exemplary teaching practices and commitment to quality science education. Many appear below.
    Distinguished Service to Science Education Award
    • JoAnne Vasquez, Science Consultant, Gilbert, AZ
    • Richard F. Duncan, Beaverton Administrative Center, Beaverton, OR
    • Mitchell E. Batoff, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
    Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
    • Al Stenstrup, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Education Foundation Exemplary Science Teaching Award, High School Level
    • Gerald Friday, Marquette High School, Milwaukee, WI
    Gustav Ohaus Innovations in Science Teaching, High School
    • Mark Stefanski, Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA (first place)
    • James A. Szoka, Clarke County Hi

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    • Broadcast News Salaries Stabilize

      Microsoft Academic Search

      Bob Papper

      2012-01-01

      The 2009 RTDNA\\/Hofstra University Annual Survey found local television and radio news salaries largely stagnant, with increases of 2.5% in TV and radio salaries unchanged. That was a decided improvement for both TV and radio over the year before—when both radio and TV news salaries actually declined. And with inflation nonexistent in 2009, news people really did hold their own.

  1. News & Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-02-01

    News from Journal House

    Journal Ambassadors, 1999 What do the people listed below have in common? A search of our records indicates that each has been a participant in our Journal Ambassador program during 1999.
    • Guy Anderson
    • Jim Becvar
    • Jerry Bell
    • Jim Birk
    • Diane Bunce
    • Ann Cartwright
    • Thomas Clark
    • Jane Crosby
    • Maria Dean
    • Art Ellis
    • Donald Elswick
    • Tommy Franklin
    • Babu George
    • Paul Heath
    • Angela Hoffman
    • Lynn Hogue
    • J. J. Lagowski
    • Frank Lambert
    • Dorothy Lehmkuhl
    • George Lelevre
    • Scott Luaders
    • Jane McMullen
    • Marci Merritt
    • Carl Minnier
    • Richard Narske
    • Ron Perkins
    • Gabriel Pinto
    • Dick Potts
    • Herb Retcofsky
    • Jerry Sarquis
    • Elke Schoffers
    • Sara Selfe
    • Uni Susskind
    • J. Mark Tolman
    • John Varine
    • Dawn Wakeley
    • Marla White
    Those who are a part of this program take materials about the Journal to workshops, outreach programs, seminars, regional meetings, award nights, short courses, and other events at home and abroad, places where people who are interested in chemical education gather. Given about three weeks notice, we can outfit you with a variety of materials that will help others get tuned in to the good things that are happening in chemical education. We can send you an assortment of Journal issues, subscription forms, our Publications/Software Catalog, reprints from the Viewpoints series, copies of Classroom Activities, or JCE Gift Award Certificates, assuming that supplies are available. Of course we can arrange for the group to have temporary access to JCE Online. We can send you a brochure about the Ambassador program or answer any questions - just ask: email to jce@chem.wisc.edu; phone 1-800-991-5534 (U.S.) or 608-262-5153 (non-U.S.); fax 608-265-8094. If by chance you were a Journal Ambassador in 1999 but your name was not included, just let us know so that you can be recognized in a future column. Gift Subscription Awards As spring, the season of awards, approaches, we remind you of our handy Gift Certificates (a replica is shown on page 142). A gift of the Journal is not only affordable (gift subscriptions are 37/year (U.S.), 50/year (non-U.S.), but has lasting value. This is a really good way to help someone just starting out on a teaching career. An idea worth sharing comes from Carl Minnier of Essex Community College in Baltimore. He is chair of the Student Awards Committee of the Maryland Section of the ACS. This section has asked for 25 certificates because they honor annually an outstanding student from each of the two-year and four-year colleges within the territory of the Maryland Section. Want another interesting idea: give a one-year subscription to each Undergraduate Research Symposium participant. Classroom Activities for Outreach Many of our readers are involved with outreach programsindividually in their child's class, in a regional group that visits schools, in a van program, or as a demonstrator at their local science museum. Many readers have enthusiastically reported that our Classroom Activities series is a great resource for such programs. Since the Activities are designed for a high school classroom or lab (Activity 24 in this continuing series can be found in this issue), they are purposely not demanding of equipment, facilities, or time. But outreach activities often take place in very restricted environments, perhaps without sinks or electricity, sometimes with limited table space. So that we can provide timely advice in recommending activities for you to take "on the road", Nancy Gettys and Erica Jacobsen of the Journal staff have done an analysis of each, recommending whether it might be done

  2. NSF Web Site News From the Field

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures Multimedia Gallery NSF Current Newsletter News Archive News transfer element (translucent). Credit and Larger Page 1 of 3nsf.gov - News - The Shape of Things to Come

  3. Broadcast News Writing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smeyak, Paul G.

    This book is designed to introduce the fundamentals of broadcast news writing. The first three chapters concern leads, organization of material, and grammar and style. Chapter four brings the news writer into contact with the technological and aesthetic demands of radio and discusses interviews, lead-ins, and tag lines. Chapter five deals with…

  4. Renewable Energy News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Renewable Energy News is a comprehensive source which provides world-wide updates on all aspects of renewable energies. The site provides links to organizations and web directories of related products and information. The site is organized in a user-friendly way with issues organized by topic or region. Science, technology, economy energy, and nuclear review are highlighted areas of news.

  5. Water Resources News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Water Resources division of the US Geological Service provides this water news resource, tracking current water-related events and recent publications from across the US. Recent news items include: flooding in Texas, the impacts of Hurricane Bonnie, the release of a USGS report on water use in the US, and stream-flow data from Puerto Rico, to name a few.

  6. Scientific disintegrity as a public bad.

    PubMed

    Engel, Christoph

    2015-05-01

    In this article, I argue that scientific dishonesty essentially results from an incentive problem; I do so using a standard economic model-the public bad. Arguably, at least in the short run, most scientists would increase their personal utility by being sloppy with scientific standards. Yet, if they do, it becomes more difficult for all scientists to make their voice heard in society, to convince policy makers to assign public funds to academia, and to lead fulfilling academic lives. The nature of the ensuing governance problem (and appropriate policy intervention) hinges on the definition of scientists' utility function. The policy problem is less grave if society attaches disproportionally more weight to severe or widespread violations and if individual scientists do not precisely know in advance when they will quit their academic lives. If most scientists internalize most scientific standards, then the problem is alleviated. However, internalization is immaterial if honorable scientists dislike that others advance their careers by violating those standards. Sanctions are helpful, even if relatively mild. However, it is important to also punish those who do not punish others for breaking the rules or, alternatively, to put some centralized mechanism for vigilance and enforcement into place. PMID:25987515

  7. AIP Weekly Physics News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The University of Exeter (UK) Physics Department has given new meaning to the term "value added" in its mirroring of the American Institute of Physics' weekly publication, Physics News Update. The AIP Public Information Division makes available Physics News, which provides concise coverage of new developments in physics, graphics "depicting important physics research topics and concepts," and a subset of more in-depth stories about breaking news in physics. This Exeter site provides all of the content of the AIP's Physics News Update, and enhances it by: 1) providing an archive back to September of 1990; 2) making this archive searchable; and 3) providing the reports in HTML format, with each article subject cross-referenced to any of over 25 topics from atomic physics to superconductors, allowing the user easy access to other Physics News articles on the same topics.

  8. Unified analysis of streaming news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amr Ahmed; Qirong Ho; Jacob Eisenstein; Eric P. Xing; Alexander J. Smola; Choon Hui Teo

    2011-01-01

    News clustering, categorization and analysis are key components of any news portal. They require algorithms capable of dealing with dynamic data to cluster, interpret and to temporally aggregate news articles. These three tasks are often solved separately. In this paper we present a unified framework to group incoming news articles into temporary but tightly-focused storylines, to identify prevalent topics and

  9. Nepal's Royal Coup: Making a Bad Situation Worse

    E-print Network

    International Crisis Group

    2005-02-09

    NEPAL'S ROYAL COUP: MAKING A BAD SITUATION WORSE Asia Report N°91 -- 9 February 2005 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...................................................................................................... i I. BACKGROUND... ..................................................................................14 VI. CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................. 15 APPENDICES A. MAP OF NEPAL...

  10. Why Are Bad Products So Hard to Kill?

    E-print Network

    Simester, Duncan

    It is puzzling that firms often continue to invest in product development projects when they should know that demand will be low. We argue that bad products are hard to kill because firms face an inherent conflict when ...

  11. Be prepared for changes in bad debt settlements.

    PubMed

    Feigal, Mark S

    2014-03-01

    Bad debt settlement amounts for dialysis care continue to be limited to those expenses attributable to the former composite payment rate, and exclude the expenses attributable to previously separately billable drugs such as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, IV iron, and Vitamin D. Since 2011, the cost report form automatically reduces the bad debt amount reported on Schedule E by a percentage of composite rate only costs to total costs entered on schedule B. Therefore, make sure that the bad debt detail submitted includes the entire amounts written off of the patients' account. When in doubt, you can contact individuals at the provider audit departments of the MACs who are assigned to these bad debt recoveries and are knowledgeable about the requirements. PMID:24720010

  12. Regulation of hepatic energy metabolism and gluconeogenesis by BAD.

    PubMed

    Giménez-Cassina, Alfredo; Garcia-Haro, Luisa; Choi, Cheol Soo; Osundiji, Mayowa A; Lane, Elizabeth A; Huang, Hu; Yildirim, Muhammed A; Szlyk, Benjamin; Fisher, Jill K; Polak, Klaudia; Patton, Elaura; Wiwczar, Jessica; Godes, Marina; Lee, Dae Ho; Robertson, Kirsten; Kim, Sheene; Kulkarni, Ameya; Distefano, Alberto; Samuel, Varman; Cline, Gary; Kim, Young-Bum; Shulman, Gerald I; Danial, Nika N

    2014-02-01

    The homeostatic balance of hepatic glucose utilization, storage, and production is exquisitely controlled by hormonal signals and hepatic carbon metabolism during fed and fasted states. How the liver senses extracellular glucose to cue glucose utilization versus production is not fully understood. We show that the physiologic balance of hepatic glycolysis and gluconeogenesis is regulated by Bcl-2-associated agonist of cell death (BAD), a protein with roles in apoptosis and metabolism. BAD deficiency reprograms hepatic substrate and energy metabolism toward diminished glycolysis, excess fatty acid oxidation, and exaggerated glucose production that escapes suppression by insulin. Genetic and biochemical evidence suggests that BAD's suppression of gluconeogenesis is actuated by phosphorylation of its BCL-2 homology (BH)-3 domain and subsequent activation of glucokinase. The physiologic relevance of these findings is evident from the ability of a BAD phosphomimic variant to counteract unrestrained gluconeogenesis and improve glycemia in leptin-resistant and high-fat diet models of diabetes and insulin resistance. PMID:24506868

  13. The Effects of Firm Size, Corporate Governance Quality, and Bad News on Disclosure Compliance

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    Ettredge, Michael L.; Johnstone, Karla; Stone, Mary S.; Wang, Qian

    2011-01-01

    Motivated by calls for increased compliance, size-based regulation, and continued exemption of small firms from internal control reporting requirements, we assess the incremental effects of firm size, corporate governance ...

  14. Bad News: How the Press Covers (or Doesn't Cover) Hispanics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heller, Michele A.

    1992-01-01

    Analyzes newspaper coverage of Hispanics during a seven-day period in Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Discusses media bias. Rates stories "positive" or "negative" in business, culture, crime, public issues, and people. Discusses elements affecting Hispanic coverage, including newspapers' readerships, staffs, and…

  15. California. Universities hit by new round of cuts; more bad news ahead.

    PubMed

    Stokstad, Erik

    2003-08-15

    A new, belt-tightening budget for 2003-04 approved on 2 August by the governor of California has forced University of California administrators to draw up plans to raise tuition by 30%, slash outreach and other programs, and shrink the number of faculty and support-staff positions. PMID:12920268

  16. Windfall shortfall means bad news for Reagan's budget-balancing goals

    SciTech Connect

    Corrigan, R.

    1981-12-05

    Tax collectors foresee a loss in revenues from the Windfall Profits Tax because the tax rate on new oil was lowered and because oil prices are climbing slower than expected. If the shortfall reaches a possible $30 billion, it will undercut administration efforts to reduce the federal deficit and could lead to new taxes or more budget cuts. The 1980 tax law anticipating that $227 billion would be collected before the program begins terminating was based on faulty price assumptions that seemed valid at the time. An increase in production estimates would eliminate some of the shortfall, but DOE projects a steady decline in U.S. production. (DCK)

  17. Starting out - Patient meeting showed me that breaking bad news is a vital skill.

    PubMed

    Anghel, Laura

    2015-05-27

    My second placement in my second year of training was in an endoscopy unit. Under supervision from my mentor, my roles included assessing patients before and after their procedures, assisting in the endoscopic theatres, and monitoring patients in the recovery area after their procedure. PMID:26015125

  18. Adapting to Bad News: Lessons From the Harlem Parole Reentry Court

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zachary K. Hamilton

    2011-01-01

    The reentry court model was created to address the risks and needs of offenders returning to the community during the period immediately following release. While there is growing interest in reentry courts, research to date has been limited. This study utilized a quasi-experimental design, comparing reentry court participants with traditional parolees. Participants were found to have fewer reconvictions but increased

  19. Parental risk management in relation to offspring defence: bad news for kids.

    PubMed

    Mahr, Katharina; Riegler, Georg; Hoi, Herbert

    2015-01-01

    Do parents defend their offspring whenever necessary, and do self-sacrificing parents really exist? Studies recognized that parent defence is dynamic, mainly depending on the threat predators pose. In this context, parental risk management should consider the threat to themselves and to their offspring. Consequently, the observed defence should be a composite of both risk components. Surprisingly, no study so far has determined the influence of these two threat components on parental decision rules. In a field experiment, we investigated parental risk taking in relation to the threat posed to themselves and their offspring. To disentangle the two threat components, we examined defence behaviours of parent blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus towards three different predators and during different nestling developmental stages. Nest defence strategies in terms of alarm call intensity and nearest predator approach differed between the three predators. Defence intensity was only partly explained by threat level. Most importantly, parental risk management varied in relation to their own, but not offspring risk. Parent defence investment was independent of nestling risk when parents followed a high-risk strategy. However, parents considered nestling as well as parental risk when following a low-risk strategy. Our findings could have general implications for the economy of risk management and decision-making strategies in living beings, including humans. PMID:25392467

  20. Internet News Radio

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Internet News Radio (iNR) is an audio news program which uses RealAudio software allowing Internet users to play audio files "on-demand" over the Internet, including through a standard modem connection. Most stories are broadcast in both French and English. Each week major stories relevant to the Internet are covered, as well as related technology news. iNR also offers audio articles containing movie reviews, software reviews, and feature stories. Pointers to Web sites relevant to stories are provided. Note that RealAudio now supports 28.8 modem connections in its 2.0 beta version.

  1. Medical News Today

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website presents Medical News Today, an organization based in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing "the latest news headlines from the world of medicine and healthcare today and every day." The site offers 19 pages of recent news headline lists, with each headline hyperlinked to its article (or part of its article). Most article pages contain an original URL or some other contact or source information. In addition, the article pages allow site visitors to write an opinion piece about the article, as well as view other visitors' opinions. This website also provides search engines for medical abbreviations and terms, and links to information about healthcare, conditions, and patient resources.

  2. College News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    College News Online is an international campus newswire and centralized information resource for college-bound students, current students, graduates, and others interested in higher education. The newswire indexes about 400 student-run and campus newspapers and maintains a news archive for the current year. The Campus Union section of College News Online provides information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange. The geographic Campus Index links users to college and university Websites throughout the US as well as to higher education institutions in over 110 different countries worldwide. Sociable visitors may share their burgeoning knowledge in the College Chat and Message Board sections.

  3. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  4. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  5. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  6. Phosphorylation and Inactivation of BAD by Mitochondria-Anchored Protein Kinase A

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hisashi Harada; Brian Becknell; Matthias Wilm; Matthias Mann; Lily Jun-shen Huang; Susan S. Taylor; John D. Scott; Stanley J. Korsmeyer

    1999-01-01

    Signaling pathways between cell surface receptors and the BCL-2 family of proteins regulate cell death. Survival factors induce the phosphorylation and inactivation of BAD, a proapoptotic member. Purification of BAD kinase(s) identified membrane-based cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) as a BAD Ser-112 (S112) site-specific kinase. PKA-specific inhibitors blocked the IL-3-induced phosphorylation on S112 of endogenous BAD as well as mitochondria-based BAD

  7. Ein salztoleranter Ökotyp von Phascum cuspidatum. var. piliferum (HEDW.) HOOK. & TAYLOR an den Salinen von Bad Kreuznach und Bad Münster a.St

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Albert Oesau

    Zusammenfassung: OESAU, A. (2008): Ein salztoleranter Ökotyp von Phascum cuspidatum var. piliferum (HEDW.) HOOK. & TAYLOR an den Salinen von Bad Kreuznach und Bad Münster a.St. Im Rahmen einer Erhebung der Moosflora der Salinen von Bad Kreuznach und Bad Münster a.St. (Rheinland-Pfalz) wurde eine salztolerante Form von Phascum cuspidatum var. piliferum gefunden. Diese wächst auf dauerfeuchten Salzböden. Im Gegensatz dazu

  8. Shooting the News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Araiza, Alfredo E.

    1989-01-01

    Offers advice to photojournalists for using the camera to sensitively portray news events. Suggest ways to avoid negative stereotypes, and for using photography to truthfully illustrate factual situations. (LS)

  9. Television News as Rhetoric

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Craig R.

    1977-01-01

    Contends that television is a pre-eminent source of persuasion in American today and examines the television news reporting strategies that have succeeded in contributing to televisions persuasive impact. (MH)

  10. Cornell Science News: Nanoguitar

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Science News article, from Cornell University, provides information about extraordinarily small vibrating devices, including a nanoguitar that is "carved out of crystalline silicon and no larger than a single cell." An optical method for detecting these vibrations is described.

  11. Understanding Health News

    MedlinePLUS

    ... For example, a 2010 news story reported that dark chocolate may help guard against brain injury after ... participants similar to you in ways that may matter, such as age, race, or gender? 7. Was ...

  12. Environmental News Network

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Environmental News Network (ENN) has as its primary goal to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. People can freely read articles that change daily on the latest news that affects our planet, read stories from major environmental organizations, search past stories, learn about upcoming events on the provided calendar, listen online to EarthNews Radio, and more. An example of a current in-depth article describes how fossil fuels today are depleted 100,000 times faster than they form and how, by 2010, world energy consumption is expected to increase almost 50 percent. Although the site may be slightly biased, it does provide easy access to a wealth of environmental news and information; those interested can even subscribe for email delivery of the latest ENN articles.

  13. News home | search | forms | login career zone

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    News home | search | forms | login about ICS academics research people facilities career zone news News Archive email ICS department email website manager News Viewer 04/07/1999 Joe Dane receives Aspect Technology Fund grants were established for the benefit of 1 of 2 8/22/2001 11:52 AM News wysiwyg://70/http://www.ics.hawaii.edu/news

  14. NSF Web Site News From the Field

    E-print Network

    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures NSF Current Newsletter Multimedia Gallery News Archive News engineers. Full Story The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports

  15. Science News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The weekly free online science news magazine, Science News, covers "the most important research in all fields of science" and currently reaches 200,000 subscribers and 1.2 million readers. For example, this week's issue contains seventeen articles, ranging from how scientists are uncovering the secrets behind avalanches to a report on the current Hubble telescope mission. Users can search the magazine archives, freely print each article, and even subscribe via email for each week's issue.

  16. Environment News Service

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Environment News Service is a daily international wire service covering issues and events that affect the environment. Topics include legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits, international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public health, air quality, and many others. Site materials include text-based news articles and press releases, videos, information on professional media services, and subscription instructions. There is also a keyword search function that lets users locate material in older articles.

  17. Fox Movietone News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Internauts with fast connections will want to peruse the Fox Movietone News Online site. At the heart of the site are short film clips (available for Windows and Macintosh platforms) from old Movietone newsreels. Each week there are clips from historic events. Although the clips are short, they convey a sense of what newsreel coverage was all about in a time before television brought news events to us with astonishing speed. http://www.iguide.com/movies/movitone/week.htm

  18. SIAM News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) online news journal "brings educators and users of mathematics a publication that helps them keep up with the latest developments and issues in their working environment." Released ten times a year, SIAM news includes technical articles, updates about research and scientific breakthroughs, and more. With a broad range of writers and contributors, the publication can be useful for anyone who is part of the math community.

  19. [64Cu-NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN(7-14)NH2] targeting vector for positron-emission tomography imaging of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor-expressing tissues

    PubMed Central

    Prasanphanich, Adam F.; Nanda, Prasant K.; Rold, Tammy L.; Ma, Lixin; Lewis, Michael R.; Garrison, Jered C.; Hoffman, Timothy J.; Sieckman, Gary L.; Figueroa, Said D.; Smith, Charles J.

    2007-01-01

    Radiolabeled peptides hold promise as diagnostic/therapeutic targeting vectors for specific human cancers. We report the design and development of a targeting vector, [64Cu-NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN(7-14)NH2] (NOTA = 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid, 8-Aoc = 8-aminooctanoic acid, and BBN = bombesin), having very high selectivity and affinity for the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPr). GRPrs are expressed on a variety of human cancers, including breast, lung, pancreatic, and prostate, making this a viable approach toward site-directed localization or therapy of these human diseases. In this study, [NOTA-X-BBN(7-14)NH2] conjugates were synthesized, where X = a specific pharmacokinetic modifier. The IC50 of [NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN(7-14)NH2] was determined by a competitive displacement cell-binding assay in PC-3 human prostate cancer cells using 125I-[Tyr4]-BBN as the displacement ligand. An IC50 of 3.1 ± 0.5 nM was obtained, demonstrating high binding affinity of [NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN] for the GRPr. [64Cu-NOTA-X-BBN] conjugates were prepared by the reaction of 64CuCl2 with peptides in buffered aqueous solution. In vivo studies of [64Cu-NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN(7-14)NH2] in tumor-bearing PC-3 mouse models indicated very high affinity of conjugate for the GRPr. Uptake of conjugate in tumor was 3.58 ± 0.70% injected dose (ID) per g at 1 h postintravenous injection (p.i.). Minimal accumulation of radioactivity in liver tissue (1.58 ± 0.40% ID per g, 1 h p.i.) is indicative of rapid renal-urinary excretion and suggests very high in vivo kinetic stability of [64Cu-NOTA-8-Aoc-BBN(7-14)NH2] with little or no in vivo dissociation of 64Cu2+ from the NOTA chelator. Kidney accumulation at 1 h p.i. was 3.79 ± 1.09% ID per g. Molecular imaging studies in GRPr-expressing tumor models produced high-contrast, high-quality micro-positron-emission tomography images. PMID:17626788

  20. Understanding Health News: Complementary Health Approaches In the News

    MedlinePLUS

    Complementary Health Approaches In the News News stories about complementary approaches to health are often on television, the Internet, ... are confusing, conflicting, or misleading. Missing Information From Health Stories Health stories in the media teach us ...

  1. Biofantasies: genetics and medicine in the print news media.

    PubMed

    Petersen, A

    2001-04-01

    The contemporary news media is an important site for exploring the diverse and complex cultural images of genetics and its medical possibilities, and of the mechanisms by which these images are (re) produced and sustained. This article investigates how the print news media 'frames' stories on genetics and medicine. It is based on a discourse analysis of articles appearing in three Australian newspapers in the late 1990s. Gene stories were found to be prominent in each of the newspapers, and to emphasise the medical benefits of genetic research. Stories frequently cite and quote scientists, who explain the nature and significance of the research and/or its implications for treatment or prevention. Many stories focus on new genetic discoveries, and portray genetic researchers as involved in a quest to unlock nature's secrets. Stories of hope, and depictions of geneticists as warriors or heroes, appear regularly. The positive vision of genetics is supported by the use of particular metaphors, accompanying illustrative material, 'human interest' stories, and reference to credible sources. There is rarely mention of the influence of non-genetic factors and 'multifactorial' interactions on disorders, or questioning of the goals, direction, methods, or value of genetic research. Scientists made extensive use of the media in their efforts to maintain a positive image of research in the face of public concerns about scientists 'going too far', following the announcement of the cloning of Dolly. Boundaries were drawn between 'therapeutic cloning'--implicitly defined as 'good', useful, and legitimate--and 'reproductive cloning'--seen as 'bad', dangerous, and illegitimate. By framing news stories as they do, the print news media are likely to exert a powerful influence on public responses to health problems. With new genetic technologies becoming more integrated in preventive medicine and public health, it is important to investigate how news stories help shape the agenda for public debate. PMID:11281408

  2. NEWS ADVISORY March 4, 2011

    E-print Network

    NEWS ADVISORY March 4, 2011 CU-Boulder Students to Launch Radar Experiment: Why Does North Boulder Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of Media Relations and News Services at 303-492-4007 or caughey

  3. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1982

    1982-01-01

    Highlights major science news stories of 1982 reported in "Science News." Categories include space/astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, energy, physics, anthropology/paleontology, earth sciences, technology, behavior, science/society, and the environment. (JN)

  4. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1983

    1983-01-01

    Highlights important 1983 news stories reported in Science News. Stories are categorized under: anthropology/paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; earth sciences; energy; environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology and computers. (JN)

  5. The Linewidth of Ramsey Laser with Bad Cavity

    E-print Network

    Yang Li; Wei Zhuang; Jinbiao Chen; Hong Guo

    2010-01-15

    We investigate a new laser scheme by using Ramsey separated-field technique with bad cavity. By studying the linewidth of the stimulated-emission spectrum of this kind of laser inside the cavity, we find its linewidth is more than two orders of magnitude narrower than atomic natural linewidth, and it is far superior to that of conventional optical Ramsey method and any other available subnatural linewidth spectroscopy at present. Since any cavity related noise is reduced to cavity-pulling effect in bad cavity laser, this Ramsey laser provides the possibility of precision subnatural linewidth spectroscopy, which is critical for the next generation of optical clock and atom interferometers.

  6. Bioengineering News Department of Bioengineering

    E-print Network

    Bioengineering News Department of Bioengineering Imperial College London 06 January 2006 Volume 2. Congratulations! News this month at- a-glance... · Welcome to Mr Kenneth Keating, our new Lab Technician Katsiamis, who passed his viva last month. · Any news items for the next newsletter? Please email Rachael

  7. The Sources of Radio News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitney, D. Charles

    To examine the production of programing material in a radio newsroom, a study was undertaken of the sources presented to the newsroom, of sources within the sources, of sources actively sought by the news staff, of degrees of processing of news items, and of the sources comprising the news output. Information in each of these areas was collected…

  8. Political News and Political Consciousness

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schertges, Claudia

    2007-01-01

    This article deals with mass media in modern democratic societies, using the example of Israeli news reports in German television (TV) news. Central to this interest are processes of mediating politics: political socialisation and education; that is to say, empowering citizens via TV news to participate in democratic processes. The article…

  9. News Items - Team Science Toolkit

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add News Item Login required NIH SciTS 2015 Conference Registration

  10. Any Good News in Soft News? The Impact of Soft News Preference on Political Knowledge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MARKUS PRIOR

    2003-01-01

    Several scholars, most notably Matt Baum, have recently argued that soft news for- mats contribute to democratic discourse, because they attract viewers who would otherwise not be exposed to news at all. I extend Baum's approach in two ways. First, Baum's theory postulates that people's appreciation of entertainment is one of the factors determining news exposure and, by extension, attention

  11. Review article Nitrates in the human diet good or bad?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    surfaces, and that this combination is effective in killing a variety of human gut and skin pathogensReview article Nitrates in the human diet ­ good or bad? Nigel BENJAMIN* Department of Clinical, there is no definite evidence as yet that this mech- anism is truly protective in humans exposed to a contaminated

  12. Bad Credit Equilibria with the Abnormally Utilized Commerical

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sungsup Ra

    2005-01-01

    The Paper shows why and how the excessive use of commercial paper by financial institutions and corporations contributed to the vulnerability of the Korean economy to external shocks. We review the unfolding process of the Korean currency crisis,focusing on the role of the commercial paper. We examine how the excessive utilization of commercial paper led to bad credit equilibria in

  13. Office of Evaluation and Testing If the weather is bad...

    E-print Network

    Brinkmann, Peter

    Office of Evaluation and Testing If the weather is bad... Don't risk it If the weather conditions or to make other arrangements For steps to schedule or reschedule your test click here>>. Check for weather related closings If inclement weather makes it necessary to close the College, announcements will be made

  14. HERE'S SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE . . .': BAD SMELLS IN ANTIQUITY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    László Bartosiewicz

    Smells are extremely important in everyday life. They provide information concerning our environment and evoke associations. In archaeology, however, similarly to other aspects of life in the past, smells can be studied only indirectly. In this study, the organic remains of animal exploitation have been studied at various (prehistoric, classical and medieval) sites. Having identified the sources of bad smells,

  15. Color me bad: microbial pigments as virulence factors

    E-print Network

    Nizet, Victor

    Color me bad: microbial pigments as virulence factors George Y. Liu1 and Victor Nizet2 1 Division is the distinctive color of their colonies when propagated in the clinical laboratory. Such pigmentation comes in microbial pigment biochemistry and the genetic basis of pigment production have sometimes revealed a more

  16. BAD and glucokinase reside in a mitochondrial complex that

    E-print Network

    Datta, Sandeep Robert

    is required to assemble the complex in that Bad-deficient hepato- cytes lack this complex, resulting for its modification reside in higher-order protein complexes at the mitochondria, we performed gel in a mitochondrial complex that integrates glycolysis and apoptosis Nika N. Danial1 , Colette F. Gramm1 , Luca

  17. Global Biodiversity Change: The Bad, the Good, and

    E-print Network

    Pereira, Henrique Miguel

    Global Biodiversity Change: The Bad, the Good, and the Unknown Henrique Miguel Pereira, Laetitia Abstract Global biodiversity change is one of the most pressing environmental is- sues of our time. Here, we review current scientific knowledge on global biodiversity change and identify the main knowledge

  18. Bad Girls: Romantic Feminine Rebellion in Renaissance Drama Molly Cooper

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Bad Girls: Romantic Feminine Rebellion in Renaissance Drama Molly Cooper Faculty Advisor: Professor-view on women, there are repeated instances of women who refuse to be catalogued as chattel in Renaissance drama without compromise. It is not a new notion that some of the women in Renaissance drama are resourceful

  19. Inconsistency: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Du Zhang

    2009-01-01

    Inconsistency is commonplace in the real world and is an accepted part of life. Inconsistency is a multi-dimensional issue that includes: causes, types, interpretations, circumstances, desirability, detection approaches, handling strategies, and significance measures. In this paper, we focus our attention on the desirability dimension for inconsistency. It turns out that not all inconsistencies are bad, some are even desirable. We

  20. Computer Slide Shows: A Trap for Bad Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klemm, W. R.

    2007-01-01

    Slide shows presented with software such as PowerPoint or WordPerfect Presentations can trap instructors into bad teaching practices. Research on memory suggests that slide-show instruction can actually be less effective than traditional lecturing when the teacher uses a blackboard or overhead projector. The author proposes a model of classroom…

  1. Class of 2013 Tributes Through good and bad times, Mom,

    E-print Network

    Page 22 Class of 2013 Tributes Through good and bad times, Mom, you have always been there. Thank you for being my rock. I love you. Misty R. Weiner Mom and Dad, there's no way I could have gotten here without you. I love you, and thank you for everything! Kathryn A. Valenzuela Thanks to Mom and Dad

  2. Sherlock Holmes and Tchaikovsky Ask: Is Connectionist AI Bad Science?

    E-print Network

    Bringsjord, Selmer

    : Is * Connectionist AI Bad Science? Selmer Bringsjord Dept. of Philosophy. 1 #12; 1 A Two-Horse Race? Part of AI lore is John McCarthy's equestrian metaphor: AI split to be a colorful encapsulation of a formal treatment of AI's connectionist-logi* *cist clash, part of which one

  3. Science News for Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. Nicely presented and full of engaging stories with high "gee-whiz" appeal, Science News for Kids would be a great site to bookmark and visit regularly both in the classroom and at home. The content spans all scientific fields. In addition to activities and resources mentioned above, each article in this Web site includes links to related stories from the site.

  4. Home > News > Breaking news 19 Apr 2010 A brain-recording device that melts into place

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    Home > News > Breaking news 19 Apr 2010 A brain-recording device that melts into place - 18 Apr Login RSS FEED Keyword Win a Book News > Breaking news > Agriculture > Archaeology > Atmospheric Science-recording device that melts into place: Page 3 4/19/2010http://www.firstscience.com/home/news/breaking-news

  5. News Recommendation via Hypergraph Learning: Encapsulation of User Behavior and News Content

    E-print Network

    Li, Tao

    News Recommendation via Hypergraph Learning: Encapsulation of User Behavior and News Content Lei Li taoli@cs.fiu.edu ABSTRACT Personalized news recommender systems have gained in- creasing attention in recent years. Within a news reading community, the implicit correlations among news readers, news

  6. Exploring the Characteristics of "News Radio" Stations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Riffe, Daniel

    A descriptive mail survey extended two earlier studies done in the 1970s on "all-news" stations (or "news radio") and compared characteristics of stations using all-news with those of stations using extended news or news/information formats. Specifically, the previous studies were updated by exploration of how the following sets of characteristics…

  7. 4/27/12 nsf.gov -National Science Foundation (NSF) News -Can Nature's Beauty Lift Citizens From Poverty?... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124002&org=NSF&from=news

    E-print Network

    4/27/12 nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Can Nature's Beauty Lift Citizens From Poverty?... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124002&org=NSF&from=news NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSFWide Investments Speeches

  8. Department of Industrial Engineering Spring 2012 Understanding the Nature and Influences of Jersey shore Hospital's Bad

    E-print Network

    Demirel, Melik C.

    with associates Collected data pertaining to patient information from the hospital Researched information of Jersey shore Hospital's Bad Debt and Collection Effectiveness Overview Within the last 12 months, Jersey Shore Hospital has seen an accumulation of $2.5 million bad debt. Bad debt is defined as an amount

  9. Commonwealth News Update

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Oren Gruenbaum

    2011-01-01

    A growing scandal over phone-hacking, alleged bribery of senior police officers and the use of convicted private investigators to obtain private information illegally enveloped Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, News Corporation. Murdoch and his son James were questioned by MPs as pressure grew in Britain, and abroad, to curb the tycoon's dominant role. Malta voted to legalise divorce. A corruption

  10. Neo-Latin News 

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2002-01-01

    responded warmly to it?one went out of her NEO-LATIN NEWS 357 way to say how much she liked the translation. None of them would have been reading Weston if it had not been for Cheney and Hosington. Jane Stevenson and Peter Davidson draw...

  11. Broadcast news transcription

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala; Hubert Jin; S. Matsoukas; L. Nguyen; R. Schwartz

    1997-01-01

    We describe our work on automatic transcription of radio and television news broadcasts. This problem is very challenging for large vocabulary speech recognition because of the frequent and unpredictable changes that occur in speaker, speaking style, topic, channel, and background conditions. Faced with such a problem, there is a strong tendency to try to carve the input into separable classes

  12. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2002-01-01

    to the French text? To focus on the original title, to discuss its NEO-LATIN NEWS 169 complexities and implications?it is a real conundrum?would al- low for more analysis of an essential feature of the Apologie, namely Henri Estienne?s concern with belief...

  13. Latest Space Shuttle News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    This site from NASA offers the latest news on the space shuttle program. It features a variety of articles on the program. Links to other sites on the shuttle program provide provide resources such as posters, educational materials and interactive resources. Users can use the site to learn more about the most recent space shuttle missions or any of the past missions.

  14. Science News For Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2007-12-12

    This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. The content areas include atoms and forces, earth and sky, humans and health, life, and tech and math and it is appropriate for children 9-14, their parents, and their teachers.

  15. NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE

    E-print Network

    Pfrender, Michael

    NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE Triangulating the genetic basis of adaptation to multifarious selection M. E. PFRENDER Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA Understanding how natural populations adapt to their local environments is a major research theme

  16. Environment Health News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit organization founded by the grassroots Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposure and human health, tracks a broad range of relevant information on this well-designed and useful website. The In the News section of the homepage lists breaking news stories from the world press about environmental health and is updated daily. The New Science area offers paragraph summaries of newly published scientific findings from the peer-reviewed scientific literature, with links to more in-depth synopses at one of other organization's other websites, http://www.OurStolenFuture.org (scientific findings specifically about endocrine disruption) or http://www.ProtectingOurHealth.org (scientific findings about a broader range of human health and environment related research). The New Reports section provides links to new reports published on the Web by organizations working on environmental health issues. Most of the links are to work by nonprofit profit organizations; some links are to government reports. As of this writing, the site's searchable Archives contained 55,722 items dating to 2002. Users may also subscribe to a free daily electronic newsletter, _Above the Fold_, containing links to top news stories published in English news sources from around the world. All site content is available for syndication in both RSS and Javascript formats.

  17. Bugs in the News!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    John Brown

    2007-12-12

    Bugs in the News contains basic articles about topics relating to viruses and bacteria. Feature articles are provided on DNA vaccines, antibiotic resistance, allergies, anthrax, E. coli, cloning, flu, genes, genetic engineering, enzymes, chloroplast, Mad Cow disease, MHC molecule, penicillin, receptors, and microbiology. Advanced level articles are provided on genetically-engineered adenovirus, AIDS and HIV, and Cryptosporidium.

  18. Parent News Offline, 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robertson, Anne S., Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document is comprised of the two issues in volume 4 of "Parent News Offline," a publication of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN) designed to introduce those without Internet access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The Spring 2002 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Middle College High Schools:…

  19. News Search: Any Publication

    E-print Network

    Walker, Jeff

    declarations and monitor global climate UniNews Climate change to affect grape industry: study Top Stories predictions about soil moisture and crop yield out to seven days and three months. This will help them to make critical decisions about what to plant and when, their likely crop yield," Dr Walker said. "Our vision

  20. News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Milliot, Jim; Bing, Jonathan

    1998-01-01

    Reviews library news for 1997. Highlights public library budgets, examined by number of patrons served; Internet filters and censorship; librarians and the media; private and government funding sources; outsourcing; expectations for growth in the publishing industry, emphasizing the Asian economic crisis; and new ideas from the next generation of…

  1. Nursing Department NEWS & EVENTS

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    Nursing Department NEWS & EVENTS Postgraduate and specialisation studies course 2014/15 (Published on 09/06/2014) The Department of nursing, in its programming of own of postgraduate programmes practice nursing Pre-enrollment: From July 1, 2014 * Specialist in clinical management. Pre

  2. Documents in the News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    York, Grace Ann.

    1999-01-01

    The University of Michigan Government Documents center provides a Documents in the News page. Taken from official sources, this page has full text documents on such subjects as Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Bosnia, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Ebola Virus, the United Nations Conference on Women, the G7 Summit, term limits, and the Unabomber, among many others.

  3. Making News Connections.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swiderek, Bobbi

    1998-01-01

    Describes how one teacher uses news articles to teach connections between the present-day real world and the books that her students read. Notes that her intent is to help readers transfer concepts from one domain (their reading) to another (real life). Offers the example of how this was done with the book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. (SR)

  4. Text Features Made Easy Using News Magazines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-10-05

    In this lesson, students will use news magazines such as Time for Kids, Science News for Kids, or other news magazines to identify text features and explain how the text features contribute to their understanding of the informational text.

  5. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  6. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  7. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  8. NO news is no new news

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fotheringham, C.J.; Keeley, J.E.

    2005-01-01

    In the paper 'NO News', Preston et al. (2004) make a number of erroneous assumptions regarding nitrogen oxide chemistry. These authors also present some very significant misinterpretations of previous research into the effects of various nitrogen oxides on germination of post-fire followers. Methodological differences between the study by Preston et al. (2004) and previous work are also problematic, such as using NO-donors in solution versus the use of direct application of various nitrogen oxides in the gaseous phase. A closer review of these studies, with the proper understanding of nitrogen oxide chemistry, and interpretations of the available literature, would lead to the conclusion that, contrary to the authors' assertions, the Preston et al. (2004) study supports, rather than refutes, earlier findings by Keeley and Fotheringham (1997, 1998a, b, 2000). ?? CAB International 2005.

  9. Learning: the good, the bad, and the fly.

    PubMed

    Hige, Toshihide; Turner, Glenn

    2015-04-22

    Olfactory memories can be very good-your mother's baking-or very bad-your father's cooking. We go through life forming these different associations with the smells we encounter. But what makes one association pleasant and another repulsive? Work in deep areas of the Drosophila brain has revealed the beginnings of an answer, as reported in this issue of Neuron by Owald et al. (2015). PMID:25905804

  10. An Optical Halitosis (Bad Breath) Sensor with Mao-A

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masaharu Kozuka; Takeshi Minamide; H. Saito; K. Otsuka; M. Takao; K. Mitsubayashi

    2006-01-01

    Methyl mercaptan (MM: CH3SH) is known as one of major chemicals of halitosis (bad breath). Monoamine oxidase type-A (MAO-A) has been reported to catalyze the oxidation of methyl mercaptan for a xenobiotic metabolism in human liver. In this research, an oxygen sensitive optical fiber was applied for developing a optical bio-sniffer for methyl mercaptan in halitosis. An optical bio-sniffer was

  11. Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Perkowitz, Sidney

    2009-03-01

    Like it or not, most science depicted in feature films is in the form of science fiction. This isn't likely to change any time soon, if only because science fiction films are huge moneymakers for Hollywood. But beyond that, these films are a powerful cultural force. They reach millions as they depict scientific ideas from DNA and cloning to space science, whether correctly or incorrectly; reflect contemporary issues of science and society like climate change, nuclear power and biowarfare; inspire young people to become scientists; and provide defining images -- or stereotypes -- of scientists for the majority of people who've never met a real one. Certainly, most scientists feel that screen depictions of science and scientists are badly distorted. Many are, but not always. In this talk, based on my book Hollywood Science [1], I'll show examples of good and bad screen treatments of science, scientists, and their impact on society. I'll also discuss efforts to improve how science is treated in film and ways to use even bad movie science to convey real science. [4pt] [1] Sidney Perkowitz, Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World (Columbia University Press, New York, 2007). ISBN: 978-0231142809

  12. Research News Clinical Investigation Center

    E-print Network

    Blanchette, Robert A.

    Research News Clinical Investigation Center Winter 2013 Advancing Veterinary and Human Medicine and to reduce tumor volume in various animal species. Study participants must meet the following criteria

  13. U.S. News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    U.S. News Online offers their weekly news magazine, as well as daily newsupdates, photo essays, sound bites, and special features. Sections include: News Watch, Washington Connection, Town Hall, News You Can Use, College Fair and the Current Issue. Special features include Election '96, with election stories, photos, background information, and links to candidates' web sites. People Power offers citizens a complete reference for finding their congressional representatives, researching their financing histories, biographical information, and ratings by special interest groups. The interactive game Mind Junket offers winners the chance to see Clinton morph into Newt Gingrich. The Clock Page lets visitors keep track of the national debt, world population,and more.

  14. World Bank: News & Broadcast

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From logistics to international development, the World Bank's News & Broadcast website is worth bookmarking, particularly for public policy types, international affairs scholars, and anyone with a penchant for global matters. The homepage presents a news area, complete with icons which indicate whether there is video or audio associated with each item. Not only is it a good way to learn about the World Bank's activities, it is another way to stay on top of economic development strategies, political unrest, and foreign investment patterns. Visitors to the site can search all of the media available here, look over the World Bank's YouTube channel, and sign up for their RSS feed. Those persons looking for specific types of information can find a number of categories, including "Speeches", and "Issue Briefs".

  15. Acoustical standards news.

    PubMed

    Blaeser, Susan B; Schomer, Paul D

    2015-05-01

    American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of Acoustical Standards, both National and International. To receive copies of the latest Standards catalogs, please contact Susan B. Blaeser.Comments are welcomed on all material in Acoustical Standards News.This Acoustical Standards News section in JASA, as well as the National and International Catalogs of Acoustical Standards, and other information on the Standards Program of the Acoustical Society of America, are available via the ASA home page: http://acousticalsociety.org. PMID:25994730

  16. Environmental News Link

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    The Environmental News Link Web site is published by Capital Reports, which was founded in 1980 by former lobbyist Brian Sturtevant and is self described as a pioneer in specialized environmental policy reporting. Offering an alternative to mainstream sites, visitors can read timely articles on some of the most important environmental news stories of the day. A few of the recent entries include stories about new toxic air emission rules, potential changes to BLM grazing regulations, and how the EPA is providing tools to improve septic system management. Although the articles are very succinct and no links are offered for additional information, those seeking quick updates will appreciate the well laid out and easily read articles.

  17. When it can be good to feel bad and bad to feel good: Exploring asymmetries in workplace emotional outcomes.

    PubMed

    Lindebaum, Dirk; Jordan, Peter J

    2014-09-01

    Within the field of Management and Organizational Studies, we have noted a tendency for researchers to explore symmetrical relationships between so-called positive discrete emotions or emotion-infused concepts and positive outcomes, and negative emotions or emotion-infused concepts and negative outcomes, respectively. In this Special Issue, we seek to problematize this assumption (without aiming to entirely discard it) by creating space for researchers to study what we term asymmetrical relationships. In particular, we explore the topic of when it can be good to feel bad and bad to feel good. The articles presented in this forum demonstrate both theoretically and empirically that appreciating these asymmetrical relationships holds considerable promise for enhanced understanding of a range of management and organizational phenomena, ranging from leadership and followership to emotional labor and dirty work. These unique theoretical and empirical insights have important relevance for organizational practice. PMID:25418996

  18. Botanical Electronic News (BEN)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The electronic newsletter BEN contains recent news about research and researchers in botany. Produced at least once a month by Dr. A. Ceska, the focus of BEN is primarily botany in British Columbia, Canada, and the adjacent Pacific Northwest (US). The BEN homepage offers users access to all issues of BEN back to 1995 (issue 115); articles vary in depth but often include links to substantial online information, such as publications, keys, or other useful resources.

  19. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2003-01-01

    SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Zini argues that ?the humanists became ... the first true historians of philosophy? (13). The essays in the collection develop this argument from three different, but related, perspectives. The first section, entitled ?Savoir lire... in this sun-centered system, De revolutionibus fully deserves to join the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare?s First Folio, and Audobon?s Birds of America, for which a complete census has al- ready been prepared. I described Gingerich?s goal as ?deceptively simple...

  20. Geomorphology in the news

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nicole Gasparini

    Each student must choose a current news article that relates to geomorphology. Each student will given an oral presentation about the article, including a synopsis of the story and a description of geomorphic processes that are involved. The other students are able to ask questions. The activity gives the students a chance to relate what they are learning about in class to current events and social issues. Designed for a geomorphology course Has minimal/no quantitative component

  1. Pigeons can discriminate "good" and "bad" paintings by children.

    PubMed

    Watanabe, Shigeru

    2010-01-01

    Humans have the unique ability to create art, but non-human animals may be able to discriminate "good" art from "bad" art. In this study, I investigated whether pigeons could be trained to discriminate between paintings that had been judged by humans as either "bad" or "good". To do this, adult human observers first classified several children's paintings as either "good" (beautiful) or "bad" (ugly). Using operant conditioning procedures, pigeons were then reinforced for pecking at "good" paintings. After the pigeons learned the discrimination task, they were presented with novel pictures of both "good" and "bad" children's paintings to test whether they had successfully learned to discriminate between these two stimulus categories. The results showed that pigeons could discriminate novel "good" and "bad" paintings. Then, to determine which cues the subjects used for the discrimination, I conducted tests of the stimuli when the paintings were of reduced size or grayscale. In addition, I tested their ability to discriminate when the painting stimuli were mosaic and partial occluded. The pigeons maintained discrimination performance when the paintings were reduced in size. However, discrimination performance decreased when stimuli were presented as grayscale images or when a mosaic effect was applied to the original stimuli in order to disrupt spatial frequency. Thus, the pigeons used both color and pattern cues for their discrimination. The partial occlusion did not disrupt the discriminative behavior suggesting that the pigeons did not attend to particular parts, namely upper, lower, left or right half, of the paintings. These results suggest that the pigeons are capable of learning the concept of a stimulus class that humans name "good" pictures. The second experiment showed that pigeons learned to discriminate watercolor paintings from pastel paintings. The subjects showed generalization to novel paintings. Then, as the first experiment, size reduction test, grayscale test, mosaic processing test and partial occlusion test were carried out. The results suggest that the pigeons used both color and pattern cues for the discrimination and show that non-human animals, such as pigeons, can be trained to discriminate abstract visual stimuli, such as pictures and may also have the ability to learn the concept of "beauty" as defined by humans. PMID:19533184

  2. Contact: Releasing the news

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pinotti, Roberto

    The problem of mass behavior after man's future contacts with other intelligences in the universe is not only a challenge for social scientists and political leaders all over the world, but also a cultural time bomb as well. In fact, since the impact of CETI (Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) on human civilization, with its different cultures, might cause a serious socio-anthropological shock, a common and predetermined worldwide strategy is necessary in releasing the news after the contact, in order to keep possible manifestations of fear, panic and hysteria under control. An analysis of past studies in this field and of parallel historical situations as analogs suggests a definite "authority crisis" in the public as a direct consequence of an unexpected release of the news, involving a devastating "chain reaction" process (from both the psychological and sociological viewpoints) of anomie and maybe the collapse of today's society. The only way to prevent all this is to prepare the world's public opinion concerning contact before releasing the news, and to develop a long-term strategy through the combined efforts of scientists, political leaders, intelligence agencies and the mass media, in order to create the cultural conditions in which a confrontation with ETI won't affect mankind in a traumatic way. Definite roles and tasks in this multi-level model are suggested.

  3. 11/14/12 nsf.gov -National Science Foundation (NSF) News -Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126045&org=NSF&from=news

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    11/14/12 nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126045&org=NSF&from=news Press Release 12211.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 2/3www.nsf.gov/news/news

  4. Identification of Novel in Vivo Phosphorylation Sites of the Human Proapoptotic Protein BAD

    PubMed Central

    Polzien, Lisa; Baljuls, Angela; Rennefahrt, Ulrike E. E.; Fischer, Andreas; Schmitz, Werner; Zahedi, Rene P.; Sickmann, Albert; Metz, Renate; Albert, Stefan; Benz, Roland; Hekman, Mirko; Rapp, Ulf R.

    2009-01-01

    BAD is a proapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 protein family that is regulated by phosphorylation in response to survival factors. Although much attention has been devoted to the identification of phosphorylation sites in murine BAD, little data are available with respect to phosphorylation of human BAD protein. Using mass spectrometry, we identified here besides the established phosphorylation sites at serines 75, 99, and 118 several novel in vivo phosphorylation sites within human BAD (serines 25, 32/34, 97, and 124). Furthermore, we investigated the quantitative contribution of BAD targeting kinases in phosphorylating serine residues 75, 99, and 118. Our results indicate that RAF kinases represent, besides protein kinase A, PAK, and Akt/protein kinase B, in vivo BAD-phosphorylating kinases. RAF-induced phosphorylation of BAD was reduced to control levels using the RAF inhibitor BAY 43-9006. This phosphorylation was not prevented by MEK inhibitors. Consistently, expression of constitutively active RAF suppressed apoptosis induced by BAD and the inhibition of colony formation caused by BAD could be prevented by RAF. In addition, using the surface plasmon resonance technique, we analyzed the direct consequences of BAD phosphorylation by RAF with respect to association with 14-3-3 and Bcl-2/Bcl-XL proteins. Phosphorylation of BAD by active RAF promotes 14-3-3 protein association, in which the phosphoserine 99 represented the major binding site. Finally, we show here that BAD forms channels in planar bilayer membranes in vitro. This pore-forming capacity was dependent on phosphorylation status and interaction with 14-3-3 proteins. Collectively, our findings provide new insights into the regulation of BAD function by phosphorylation. PMID:19667065

  5. Implementation of Affect Sensitive News Agent (ASNA) for Affectively Classifying of News Summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shaikh Mostafa Al Masum; Tawhidul Islam; Mitsuru Ishizuka; Helmut Prendinger

    In this paper, we explain a system entitled Affect Sensi- tive News Agent (ASNA) developed as a news aggrega- tor that fetches news employing several RSS news-feeds and auto-categorizes the news according to affect sensi- tivity. There are three main factors that distinguish our work from other similar ones. First, we have integrated the approach to sense affective information from

  6. Top Stories | Articles | Product News | Events | New Technologies | Newsletters | Forums | Videos Biocompare > News >

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Frédéric

    News Biocompare Top Stories | Articles | Product News | Events | New Technologies | Newsletters | Forums | Videos Biocompare > News > Tech Spotlight Efficiency Reigns In Protein Discovery More Spotlights recognition in animals long before humans ever thought of doing such News Sections Cancer Bioprocess News Cell

  7. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Reviews important science news stories reported during 1984 in "Science News" magazine. These stories are in the categories of: anthropology and paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; computers; mathematics; earth science; the environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology. (JN)

  8. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1987

    1987-01-01

    Provides a review of science news stories reported in "Science News" during 1987. References each item to the volume and page number in which the subject was addressed. Contains references on astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, mathematics and computers, paleontology and anthropology, physics, science…

  9. Analyzing traditional and web-based news organizations: a science and technology news comparison of the New York Times and MSNBC News

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    Zhang, Miao

    2002-01-01

    The news industry is undergoing changes in the digital age. News has already been presented online by traditional and Web-based news organizations. This study examines how traditional and Web-based news organizations differ in agenda setting...

  10. Personalized News Video Recommendation Hangzai Luo1

    E-print Network

    Fan, Jianping

    Personalized News Video Recommendation Hangzai Luo1 , Jianping Fan1 , Daniel A. Keim2 , and Shin to support personalized news video recommendation. First, multi-modal information sources for news videos are seamlessly integrated and synchronized to achieve more reliable news topic detection, and the contexts

  11. In the News Sunday, January 16, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    IN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. 01/16/2011 America's News HQ - Fox News Channel Text CASEY STEGALL IS LIVE AT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN TUCSON. 01/16/2011 America's News HQ - Fox News Channel Text Rep. Giffords BusinessWeek - Online Text | View Clip Giffords Is Making Steady Progress, Gillibrand Tells NBC 01

  12. California News Sunday, May 29, 2011

    E-print Network

    California News Sunday, May 29, 2011 Get more California News » TAGS: Comment Now Email Print diego, california news SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- Traces of mercury and PCBs, or toxic chemicals, san diego, california news Recommend Be the first of your friends to recommend this. Mercury, PCBs

  13. NEWS 13 TOP STORIES CAMPAIGN PLUS

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    WASHINGTON RAW WASHINGTON NEWSROOM NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWS TIPS SCHOOL iPods, that has some around the country calling for restrictions. Last year in New York, a state/23/08) Getting Back To Business (5/23/08) Holiday At Home (5/23/08) Lake James Boat Ramps Open (5/23/08) Forest

  14. Seasons in the sun--weather and climate front-page news stories in Europe's rainiest city, Bergen, Norway.

    PubMed

    Meze-Hausken, Elisabeth

    2007-10-01

    This paper is a portrayal of aspects of weather and climate as front-page news in Europe's rainiest city, Bergen, Norway. It descriptively explores the coverage and different contextualization of weather and climate. By asking the simple question of what actually constitutes a good or bad weather day in Bergen, short-lived weather descriptions in the news are compared with climatological data. The study reveals a complex picture with different annotations of good and bad weather depending on the season. It is found that, while the amount of sunshine is important for defining a good weather day during winter, it is temperature that determines a good summer day. In spring, holidays and the anticipation of the summer result in a lower sunshine threshold for what to call a good weather day. The conspicuousness of rainfall is shown by both the number of articles and the various contexts in which bad weather is presented in the newspaper. It is suggested here that it is not the amount of rainfall that creates headlines, but rather the context of the surrounding event, as well as the weather of the previous period. Human perceptions cannot be read off meteorological stations. Nevertheless, they can strengthen measurements and, therefore, have a value in themselves. As a result, perceptions of seasonal or daily weather anomalies may well play a role in how society in Bergen will think about and experience a probable climate change with a projected increase in rainfall. PMID:17245564

  15. Quantum controlled-not gate in the bad cavity regime

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Peng, Zhao-Hui; Kuang, Le-Man; Zou, Jian; Zhang, Yu-Qing; Liu, Xiao-Juan

    2015-05-01

    We propose a scheme to synthesize atom-photon hybrid controlled-not (CNOT) gate by combining atomic single-qubit operations via stimulated Raman adiabatic passage and photonic Faraday rotation in cavity QED system. Benefiting from its hybrid characteristic, we utilize atom-photon CNOT gate to construct quantum CNOT gate for remote atoms and photons, respectively. As our scheme works in the bad cavity regime and only involves virtual excitation of atoms, it may be robust against both cavity decay and atomic spontaneous emission, thus can be realized with less demanding technology than that previously mentioned.

  16. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01

    . Brandolini anticipates by some fifty years late sixteenth-century thinking about 144 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS the affective power of music. He writes from the perspective of a highly specialized performance tradition at which he and his older brother Aurelio... the centrality of poetry in the emerging cultures of the Renaissance, so different from its marginality in these days, suggesting that we might find it useful for a time, as a way of getting new perspective on matters too habitual, to replace the term ?humanist...

  17. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Kallendorf, Craig, et. al

    2010-01-01

    ?opera di Francesco Filelfo,? in Storia di Milano, vol. 7: L?et? sforzesca dal 1450 al 1500, Milan: Fondazione Treccani degli Alfieri, 1956, 545). Yet a neo-latin news 233 careful reading of Book 4 of the Odes reveals more than a simple hack.... The Valla that emerges from this perspective is different from the one commonly found in today?s scholarship: he is farther away from both Ockham?s nominalism and Academic skepticism than previously thought, and while Nauta acknowledges some interesting...

  18. Neo-Latin News 

    E-print Network

    Kallendorf, Craig et all

    2010-01-01

    a neo-latin news 101 prominent place in Synesius?s Peri enupnion. Although No?l Aujoulat translates the Greek word eidolon as either ?fant?me? or ?image? in the 2004 Belles Lettres edition and French translation of Synesius?s work, Boriaud... of autobiographical texts and their interpretation, from Francesco Pe- trarca (chs. 2, 4-5) in the mid-fourteenth century to Justus Lipsius (ch. 26) at the beginning of the seventeenth. This spectrum includes other familiar names, as well as some that are less...

  19. Neo-Latin News 

    E-print Network

    Kallendorf, Craig et al

    2009-01-01

    of the encounter: Mehmed II died soon afterward and the Turkish expeditionary forces were forced to withdraw. Philippides ends his volume here, adding in appendices a French text of the Tetaldi document, a Greek and Italian version of the aman-name granted... Oregon University, and J. Max Patrick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Graduate School, New York University. NEO-LATIN NEWS ? A Lexicon to the Latin Text of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Edited by John Chadwick...

  20. Neo-Latin News 

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01

    the major texts of Greek antiq- uity: Venetiae ? Athenae alterae ? dici possunt, propter litteras graecas (vi), as one of Aldus?s associates put it. The essays in this volume grew from a conference devoted to this theme. After a brief preface... that there are problems in the extensive citations of Latin texts in NEO-LATIN NEWS 315 the endnotes: there are passages in which the Latin given cannot be made sense of as is, and at times the notes do not seem to cor- respond to the assertions made in the text. Still...

  1. News to Use

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Hansen

    2010-01-28

    7th grade language arts curriculum -- objective 2b. This project has students look at an online source of news. They review one article and read two others. They answer comprehension questions and look for vocabulary words to look up online as well. The following is a New York Times site with infromation about the earthquake in Haiti. Click on the site and read a little about the disaster. Look at at least four photos. New York Times article on Haiti earthquake Sometimes we miss school because of snow storms. The students in Haiti have missed many days of school ...

  2. BAD and glucokinase reside in a mitochondrial complex that integrates glycolysis and apoptosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nika N. Danial; Colette F. Gramm; Luca Scorrano; Chen-Yu Zhang; Stefan Krauss; Ann M. Ranger; Sandeep Robert Datta; Michael E. Greenberg; Lawrence J. Licklider; Bradford B. Lowell; Steven P. Gygi; Stanley J. Korsmeyer

    2003-01-01

    Glycolysis and apoptosis are considered major but independent pathways that are critical for cell survival. The activity of BAD, a pro-apoptotic BCL-2 family member, is regulated by phosphorylation in response to growth\\/survival factors. Here we undertook a proteomic analysis to assess whether BAD might also participate in mitochondrial physiology. In liver mitochondria, BAD resides in a functional holoenzyme complex together

  3. Bad, a heterodimeric partner for Bclx L and Bcl2, displaces bax and promotes cell death

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth Yang; Jiping Zha; Jennifer Jockel; Lawrence H Boise; Craig B Thompson; Stanley J Korsmeyer

    1995-01-01

    To extend the mammalian cell death pathway, we screened for further Bcl-2 interacting proteins. Both yeast two-hybrid screening and ? expression cloning identified a novel interacting protein, Bad, whose homology to Bcl-2 is limited to the BH1 and BH2 domains. Bad selectively dimerized with BCl-xL as well as Bcl-2, but not with Bax, Bcl-xS, Mcl-1, A1, or itself. Bad binds

  4. Recycling the news

    SciTech Connect

    Sager, K.A.

    1997-09-01

    With its infamous bureaucracy, legions of news organizations, and the prominence of the federal government, Washington, D.C., and its environs generate literally tons of paper every day. Paper represents almost 40% of the waste stream, according to the US EPA. The agency`s figures show that more than 80 million tpy of paper are generated, and with such a significant portion of this waste capable of being recycled, it is essential that the nation`s capital have enough paper recycling facilities. Capital Fiber (Springfield, VA.), a large-scale intermediate paper processing facility, is an example of one such facility. Its primary material is old newspapers (ONP), and its operations consist of receiving, sorting, and consolidating waste paper for baling and resale. The company is a joint venture between daily newspaper giant the Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), which owns 80%, and the Canusa Corp. (Baltimore), a waste paper brokerage firm, which owns the other 20% of Capitol Fiber. Capital Fiber`s Springfield facility handles nine grades of paper, including pre-consumer and post-consumer ONP, blank news (newspaper trimmings that have not been printed on), old corrugated containers (OCC), sorted white ledger and sorted office waste, and various wrappers, supermixes, and other mixed grades. Within each of these categories are various sub-grades of paper, and the facility also takes old telephone books, computer paper, and flyleaf, the extra tim cut from periodicals. But, not surprisingly, the predominant material is ONP.

  5. NEWS: Web's wonders!

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-07-01

    Introducing this month's collection of useful websites for physics teachers. If you have any suggestions for this column then please send them to us at ped@ioppublishing.co.uk Dave Pickersgill has drawn our attention to the following: www.sheffcol.ac.uk/links/ which has annotated, classified and searchable links to over 1700 educational sites. Included are around 500 science links. Members of the American Association of Physics Teachers were recently informed of a website for those hoping to arouse interest and knowledge of astronomy in their students. Space.com, a comprehensive space news website, had launched `spaceKids', a new channel specifically targeted at children complete with a gallery of space images, space and science news, stories, a space question and answer section hosted by a team of science teachers, interactive games, weekly polls and competitions. The website can be found at www.spacekids.com Those fascinated by all aspects of nuclear fusion should take a look at the General Atomics educational site: FusionEd.gat.com as well as the national site fusion.gat.com/PlasmaOutreach

  6. World Tourism News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site from the European Union "aims...to bring news, interesting articles, and case studies in Travel Marketing, Hotel Marketing, Travel Industry, Internet Marketing and Airline Industry," and provides information "to travel agents and hotels marketers, hoteliers, destination marketers and students of tourism." With those goals in mind, the site is wisely categorized at the top of the page, by the type of industry related to tourism. "Travel Marketing", "Internet Marketing" "Hotel Marketing" and "Airline Industry" are several of the categories for which news articles are provided. Examples of the content from the "Internet Marketing" category include "Expedia Sells Consumer Data to Advertisers" and "Technology Can Drive Tourism Innovation". At the bottom left hand side of any page visitors can take a look at all the tourism-related conferences throughout the world by watching the scrolling country flags that have, sometime, cryptic titles next to them indicating the name of the conference and their dates. A Google translator at the bottom of the page is also available for those who prefer to read the site in a different language.

  7. Health and medical news on the Web: comparing the results of news-providing Web resources.

    PubMed

    Cunningham, Kay

    2005-01-01

    News changes constantly. That change and the abundance of Web-based news resources available complicate finding the news. This paper reviews sixteen different online news sources for their coverage of recent health and medical issues; both general-interest and medical news sites are included. Three health-related news stories were searched in all resources within set time-frames to provide a comparison of coverage. Features and types of resources are described. The use of RSS feeds and weblogs to find news is also discussed with suggestions for using news aggregators to control the flow of information. PMID:16203699

  8. International Boundary News Database (IBRU)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham maintains the International Boundary News Database, which consists of more than 10,000 documents related to international boundaries, "including their delimitation, demarcation and management." The documents, spanning from 1991 to the present, are compiled from news sources worldwide. The database may be queried through a simple keyword search or via the Boundary Field, which retrieves all records associated with an international boundary. Searches yield summarized news items, generally one paragraph in length.

  9. Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Medical Breakthroughs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From Ivanhoe Broadcast News, this website links to an abundance of medical news stories. Articles can be found under many health categories including Alternative Health, Cardiovascular Health, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Cancer, Vision, Dental Health, and more. Articles are listed under health categories for women, men, seniors, and children as well. The site also features a News Flash section with daily updates; Medical Headlines; Special Reports; and Discussion Groups. Site visitors looking for additional information will find links to other online resources for a variety of health topics as well.

  10. Accuracy of News Magazines as Perceived by News Sources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burriss, Larry L.

    1985-01-01

    Examines news magazine accuracy by asking individuals who have been quoted in stories about the accuracy of the quotations. Finds that more than 90 percent of the stories examined were considered accurate by the sources. (FL)

  11. Science News: The Latest News Headlines from the Scientific World

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Keeping tabs on important developments in the world of science can be rather exhausting, especially considering the number of websites dedicated to various fields of scientific endeavor. One very helpful way to do this is through the Science News site, which features daily news items and news from Science magazine. First-time visitors should spend a few minutes just looking at some of the recent postings, which could include items on the use of genetically modified crops to land reclamation schemes in South Africa. Visitors can access all news items from the previous four weeks at no charge, and they may also wish to sign up to receive email alerts and RSS feeds.

  12. Hall of Fame news 10 Computer Laboratory news 12

    E-print Network

    Haddadi, Hamed

    -ring@cl.cam.ac.uk Tel: +44 1223 763585 Post: William Gates Building, Cambridge CB3 0FD Published three times a yearWho'sWho 2 Hall of Fame news 10 Computer Laboratory news 12 The Cambridge Phenomenon 5 Sirish ReddiThe journal of The Cambridge CompuTer lab ring #12;©The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring 2014 The Ring

  13. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics...............................................................

    E-print Network

    DeSalle, Rob

    NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics doubt in the minds of conservation geneticists, first raised in the 1980s, that genetic considerations might be irrelevant to the conservation of species on the brink. What happens when a species goes

  14. Search Advanced Search Home > News

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    -resolution, real-time display of the pigs' pulsing cardiac tissues - something never before possible. "We believeSearch Advanced Search Home > News [-] Text [+] Email Print tweet 0 tweets RSS Feeds Newsletters

  15. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

    E-print Network

    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology Chemistry Biology Medicine & Health Other Sciences General Physics Condensed Matter Optics & Photonics, nanotechnology and medical diagnostics. Magnetism observed in gas for the first time http

  16. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology Chemistry Biology Medicine & Health Other Sciences Psychology & Psychiatry Research Medications Cancer of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. The silk-based implants

  17. Research News at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's (LBL) Public Information Department, the Research News Website contains a store of news on physics, chemistry, and life science research. Written in a layperson's language, this resource accesses current news releases and the lab's newspaper (Currents) and magazine (Research Review). The highlight of this site is the searchable Science Articles Archive which holds over 900 articles from the above-mentioned news sources. The archives include sections on Accelerator and Fusion Research, Chemical Sciences, General Physics, and X-ray Research, among many others. A "News Release Delivery Service" emails the latest LBL news to subscribers.

  18. Reconsiderations: We Got the Wrong Gal--Rethinking the "Bad" Academic Writing of Judith Butler

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Birkenstein, Cathy

    2010-01-01

    It is hard to think of a writer whose work has been more prominently upheld as an example of bad academic writing than the philosopher and literary theorist Judith Butler. In 1998, Butler was awarded first prize in the annual Bad Writing Contest established by the journal "Philosophy and Literature," and early in 1999, was lampooned in an…

  19. Practical procedures for heave-compensator operation in deep water and bad weather

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Azpiazu; P. R. Doster

    1986-01-01

    The operation of heave compensation equipment is critical in bad weather and deep water due to the large masses and static and dynamic forces involved. A review of operating procedures for drillstring compensators has been carried out and recommendations made in an attempt to help the driller and the project engineer who operate equipment in deep water and during bad

  20. The good, the bad and the bubbly. Micro bubble behavior under ultrasound.

    E-print Network

    Greenaway, Alan

    The good, the bad and the bubbly. Micro bubble behavior under ultrasound. Michael Conneely Division of Physics The good, the bad and the bubbly. Micro bubble behavior under ultrasound. PaLS Open Day 2013 #12] microsecond behaviour of microbubbles in Ultrasound fields. · Direct relevance across therapeutic

  1. UN News Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-24

    The United Nations works on hundreds of different projects and initiatives every year, and keeping tabs on all of their activities can be a bit overwhelming. The UN News Centre offers a nice and manageable way to stay in the loop with all of their work. On the site, visitors can look over fourteen thematic areas, including UN And Olympics, Sudan & South Sudan, Combating Terrorism, and Afghanistan. In each area, visitors can read about the latest developments regarding each topic, look over press releases, and read related publications and white papers. Each section is easy to navigate, but visitors can also use the search engine to fine-tune their quest for specific materials. Additionally, each area contains links to related UN sessions, videos, reports, and conferences that may have addressed related topics.

  2. High Country News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1993-01-01

    For those who live in or love the environment of the West (US), High Country News is a wonderful resource. The homepage provides access to a lead article from the current issue and selected articles from recent issues, with topics ranging from exotic species to oil to grassroots organizations. Users have full access to back issues from 1993 until three months before the current date. The Collections section anthologizes articles devoted to selected natural resource topics, currently, the Animas-La Plata Dam, 1996 elections, Land Grant Universities, and water resources. A topic index allows visitors to search (keyword) or browse all issues of the paper under 33 subject headings, from Advocacy Groups to Wildlife.

  3. Space Launch Initiative News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The purpose of the Space Launch Initiative (SLI) is "to identify feasible options for future NASA space transportation and enable a decision regarding whether the agency should proceed into full-scale development of a new reusable launch vehicle system." This news page has information on current developments, fact sheets, and vehicle concepts. Several technology summaries describe the various areas of research for the SLI. For example, using neural networks in the vehicle's control and navigation would allow for automatic, intelligent adjustments and would take some of the burden off the crew. Safety is one of the primary concerns, which is demonstrated by the articles on crew escape systems and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management system.

  4. BBC News: Lords Reform

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1999-01-01

    On January 19, 1999, Tony Blair's government announced the most radical restructuring of the House of Lords, the UK's second chamber, in its 600-year existence. Honoring the Labour Party election manifesto, the Bill will remove all 759 hereditary peers, those with an automatic right to sit by virtue of birthright, within the year. In the meantime, a Royal Commission will formulate proposals for a new upper house and issue a report by December 31, 1999. A fully reformed chamber is expected to be in place by 2002, and in the meantime, publicly nominated "People's Peers" may sit in the Lords in addition to the politically appointed Life Peers. The BBC Special Report outlines this momentous constitutional change in Britain, and offers analysis, commentary, and the latest news.

  5. Mathematics and Art: The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-27

    The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) sponsors an annual MAA Distinguished Lecture as an occasion to celebrate the many joys of mathematics. Professor Annalisa Crannell of Franklin and Marshall College used this opportunity to talk about "The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty" of mathematics. Her wonderful talk can be found here, along with an interview that gives her the chance to talk about her own work. In her talk, she focuses in on the use of mathematics to create realistic art. Specifically, she talks about how most realistic art attempts to depict a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional canvas. Of course, this presents certain challenges, and she draws on examples from the work of Albrecht Durer to offer some perspective on this dilemma. One of the many highlights of her talk is when she presents a challenge to the audience involving an artist, a pedestal, and a squirrel.

  6. Design, analysis, and fabrication of a really bad lens

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Greynolds, Alan W.

    2009-08-01

    Many practical singlet lenses (with one aspheric and one planar surface) can be designed analytically without resorting to iterative optimization. "Good" lenses that precisely focus or collimate monochromatic light are covered first. Then a less important but more interesting "bad" case is discussed. An unusual application required a singlet lens whose axial caustic is an order-of-magnitude greater than its paraxial focal length. A lens with a radial spline surface was designed using the CodeV and ASAP macro languages. The near-field on-axis diffraction irradiance produced by the lens was verified using the ASAP software's beamlet decomposition/summation capability. Specification of the surface for manufacture seemed straightforward but became problematic due to limitations at the time in the software used by the computer-controlled grinding and polishing machines. Eventually the lens was manufactured successfully but only after fitting the spline to a standard radial polynomial (including odd terms).

  7. Health News -US study sheds light on schizophrenia genetics http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/news/theme_news_detail.php?id=800692655&tab_id=116[8/10/2011 11:03:09 AM

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    Health News - US study sheds light on schizophrenia genetics http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/news/theme_news ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT News Latest stories All health news Behind the headlines Behind the headlines Women's health Women's health news Men's health Men's health news Seniors' health Seniors' health news Discussion

  8. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Copper-64 Radiolabeled [DUPA-6-Ahx-(NODAGA)-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2], a Novel Bivalent Targeting Vector Having Affinity for Two Distinct Biomarkers (GRPr/PSMA) of Prostate Cancer

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    Bandari, Rajendra Prasad; Jiang, Zongrun; Reynolds, Tamila Stott; Bernskoetter, Nicole E.; Szczodroski, Ashley F.; Bassuner, Kurt J.; Kirkpatrick, Daniel L.; Rold, Tammy L.; Sieckman, Gary L.; Hoffman, Timothy J.; Connors, James P.; Smith, Charles J.

    2014-01-01

    Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPr) and prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) are two identifying biomarkers expressed in very high numbers on prostate cancer cells and could serve as a useful tool for molecular targeting and diagnosis of disease via positron-emission tomography (PET). The aim of this study was to produce the multipurpose, bivalent [DUPA-6-Ahx-(64Cu-NODAGA)-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2] radioligand for prostate cancer imaging, where DUPA = 2-[3-(1,3-Bis-tertbutoxycarbonylpropyl)-ureido]pentanedioic acid, a small-molecule, PSMA-targeting probe, 6Ahx = 6-aminohexanoic acid, 5-Ava = 5-aminovaleric acid, NODAGA = [2-(4,7-biscarboxymethyl)-1,4,7-(triazonan-1-yl)pentanedioic acid] (a derivative of NOTA (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid)), and BBN(7-14)NH2 = bombesin or BBN, a GRPr-specific peptide targeting probe. Methods The PSMA/GRPr dual targeting ligand precursor [DUPA-6-Ahx-K-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2], was synthesized by solid-phase and manual peptide synthesis, after which NODAGA was added via manual conjugation to the ?-amine of lysine (K). The new bivalent GRPr/PSMA targeting vector was purified by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC), characterized by electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and metallated with 64CuCl2 and natCuCl2. The receptor binding affinity was evaluated in human, prostate, PC-3 (GRPr-positive) and LNCaP (PSMA-positive) cells and the tumor-targeting efficacy determined in severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) and athymic nude mice bearing PC-3 and LNCaP tumors. Whole-body maximum intensity microPET/CT images of PC-3/LNCaP tumor-bearing mice were obtained 18 h post-injection (p.i.). Results Competitive binding assays in PC-3 and LNCaP cells indicated high receptor binding affinity for the [DUPA-6-Ahx-(natCu-NODAGA)-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2] conjugate. MicroPET scintigraphy in PC-3/LNCaP tumor-bearing mice indicated that xenografted tumors were visible at 18 h p.i. with collateral, background radiation also being observed in non-target tissue. Conclusions [DUPA-6-Ahx-(64Cu-NODAGA)-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2] targeting vector, as described herein, is the first example of a dual GRPr-/PSMA-targeting radioligand for molecular imaging prostate tumors. Detailed in vitro studies and microPET molecular imaging investigations of [DUPA-6-Ahx-(64Cu-NODAGA)-5-Ava-BBN(7-14)NH2] in tumor-bearing mice indicates that further studies are necessary to optimize uptake and retention of tracer in GRPr- and PSMA-positive tissues. PMID:24508213

  9. News Reporting and Professionalism: Some Constraints on the Reporting of the News.

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    Soloski, John

    News professionalism is an efficient and effective means of controlling the working behavior of journalists. The norms of news professionalism determine legitimate arenas and news sources, and although journalists do not set out to report news so that the existing political and economic system is maintained, their norms end up producing stories…

  10. Branding Television News in a Multichannel Environment: An Exploratory Study of Network News Brand Personality

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    Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted; Jiyoung Cha

    2007-01-01

    Adopting the construct of “brand personality,” this article examines the perceived differences among various television news brands, investigates the distinction between cable and broadcast news brands, and explores the applicability of brand personality in this market. CNN was found to possess the most distinct, positive personality, whereas CBS news had the least differentiated brand personality. Fox News was seen as

  11. news programs listen support Home > NHPR News > UNH Honors Senator Gregg

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    news programs listen support Home > NHPR News > UNH Honors Senator Gregg Listen Comments (0) Email Center. For NHPR news, I'm Amy Quinton. Related Articles - Registration Continues Despite Donor Registry NHPR News Newscast environment Judd Gregg justice Marine Science UNH Post a comment (0) Email Print UNH

  12. The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    ! ! The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress ! ! Joshua to the US House take more conservative positions once Fox News begins broadcasting in their congressional that the Fox News Channel was launched in October 1996 and it gradually spread across congressional districts

  13. Daily HD TV News: Helping to Turn You On | Home | News | Blog | Reviews |

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    Rogers, John A.

    Search Daily HD TV News: Helping to Turn You On | Home | News | Blog | Reviews | Sunday 30th of August 2009 Main: Home· HDTV News· HDTV Blog· HDTV Reviews· HDTV Categories: General HDTV· HDTV Receivers· HDTV Broadcasts · Plasma HD TV· LCD HD TV· HD Recorders· HDTV News Archives: August 2009· July 2009

  14. When "I Loved Your Course!" Is Bad News: The Case of Jeneane. Craft Paper 93-1.

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    Holt-Reynolds, Diane

    A study was conducted to examine how undergraduates with little or no field experiences in school classrooms make sense out of university course work. This document presents the story of one preservice teacher, Jeneane, a 22-year old woman preparing to teach English. Jeneane's learning from a teacher education course should be a tale replete with…

  15. 'Supergene'explains red fire ant society > News in Science (ABC Science) News in Sciencg (/science/news/?site=science )

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    'Supergene'explains red fire ant society > News in Science (ABC Science) News in Sciencg (/science/news/?site=science ) 'Supergener explains red fire ant AFP society Complex genetics The complex social structure of the red fire a similar effect would be found in other species. Native to South America, the red fire ant organises itself

  16. In The News Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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    Arizona, University of

    Ebola Vaccine (University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix) 12/07/2011 Animal Lab News (ALN) Drug for common cause (University Medical Center) 12/06/2011 Explorer News View Clip UA-St. Joe's enter agreement

  17. Professionalism and Awards in Television News Photography.

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    Smith, Conrad; Hubbard, Tom

    1987-01-01

    Tests the hypothesis that photojournalists with high professionalism scores are more likely to win news photography awards. Suggests that television news photography awards recognize skills gained through experience rather than specific professional values. (MM)

  18. In the News Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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    Arizona, University of

    Pandemic Drill 11/16/2010 KVOA-TV News View Clip University of Arizona Pandemic Drill UA Valley Fever experts share updates 11/13/2010 Green Valley News View Clip Grijalva Congratulates Tucson Doctor Cecilia

  19. In The News Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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    In The News Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Nutrition, exercise help guard against cancer (Michelle Bratton, a specialist in oncology nutrition at the Arizona Cancer Center) Green Valley News 04/25/2011 View Clip Snooze

  20. In The News Monday, January 24, 2011

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    CENTER IN TUCSON TO THAT NEW HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON WENT FLAWLESSLY. 01/24/2011 Fox 25 Morning News - KOKH shooting pleas 01/24/2011 Today Show - NBC News Network - Online Text | View Clip Doctors: Giffords improve

  1. No News is Bad News: Characteristics of Adolescents Who Provide Neither Parental Consent nor Refusal for Participation in School-Based Survey Research

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    Unger, Jennifer B.; Gallaher, Peggy; Palmer, Paula H.; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes; Trinidad, Dennis R.; Cen, Steven; Johnson, C. Anderson

    2004-01-01

    Schools offer a convenient setting for research on adolescents. However, obtaining active written parental consent is difficult. In a 6th-grade smoking study, students were recruited with two consent procedures: active consent (parents must provide written consent for their children to participate) and implied consent (children may participate…

  2. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:43 PM

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    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:43 PM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: S2S Grants System Upgrade questions or concerns to s2sgrantshelp@research.ucla.edu. To subscribe: Send an e-mail to: ora-news

  3. NewsExplorer - combining various text analysis tools to allow multilingual news linking and exploration

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    Ralf Steinberger; Bruno Pouliquen

    2008-01-01

    NewsExplorer (http:\\/\\/press.jrc.it\\/NewsExplorer) is a freely accessible, multilingual online application for news aggregation, analysis and exploration. It processes an average of about 30,000 news articles per day, gathered from about 1,400 news portals on the web. For each of the 19 lan- guages covered, it groups related articles every day into clusters, extracts names of persons, organisa- tions and locations from

  4. STLtoday -News -Science & Medicine http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/stor... 1 of 2 12/21/2005 6:07 PM

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    Rogers, John A.

    STLtoday - News - Science & Medicine http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news SEARCH >> Go! STORY FINDER NEWS SUBSECTIONS ST. LOUIS CITY / COUNTY METRO EAST ST. CHARLES JEFFERSON COUNTY LAW & ORDER MISSOURI STATE NEWS ILLINOIS STATE NEWS NATION WORLD NEWSWATCH EDUCATION RELIGION

  5. Summer 2013 | 1 WellcomeNEWS

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Director Funding news Research news In depth How I Got Into... citizen science: Dr Erinma Ochu Prof. Nancy about a life of cells, science and cycles. #12;2 | Wellcome NEWS This tracking survey represents ­ through rich reports, datasets and eye-catching infographics. The findings will help shape science

  6. Query-Free News Search Monika Henzinger

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    additional information on the topic discussed. TV broadcast news can be treated as one such stream of text that a user might want to see while watching a TV program. In this paper we study the problem of finding news articles on the web relevant to the ongoing stream of TV broadcast news. We restrict our attention

  7. Making the News: Jobs in TV Journalism

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    Csorny, Lauren

    2009-01-01

    What do TV news workers do each day? For many of them, contributing to daily news broadcasts has changed greatly over the years. This evolution will likely continue for years to come. And more changes to news production are expected, according to Tom Weir, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass…

  8. Texmix: An automatically generated news navigation portal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . In this demonstration, we illustrate how speech in TV news shows can be exploited for delinearization of the TV streamTexmix: An automatically generated news navigation portal Morgan Brehinier1 and Guillaume Gravier2. The Texmix demonstration presents an original interface to navigate a collection of broadcast news shows

  9. Finding News Curators in Twitter Janette Lehmann

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    Lalmas, Mounia

    Finding News Curators in Twitter Janette Lehmann Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain jnt@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT Users interact with online news in many ways, one of them being sharing content through online it to an interested au- dience ranging from thousands to millions. These users are news curators, and are the main

  10. Muffled Drums: The News Media in Africa.

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    Hachten, William A.

    This book examines the news media of modern Africa--newspapers, radio, television, news agencies, and magazines. The first half of the book presents a general overview of African news media, including the following topics: the context of Africa as related to the media, the background of each form of media, government involvement, the patterns of…

  11. Perceptions of Advertising Influence on Broadcast News.

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    Brown, Hubert W.; Barnes, Beth E.

    2001-01-01

    Finds that while students (studying broadcast journalism or advertising) and practitioners (station news directors and agency media directors) were in agreement on the majority of opinion statements discussing advertising's influence on broadcast news content, except students were less bothered by advertising's influence on news content than were…

  12. Creating Reality: How TV News Distorts Events.

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    Altheide, David L.

    A three-year research project, including more than one year in a network affiliate station, provided the material for an analysis of current practices in television news programming. Based on the thesis that the organization of news encourages the oversimplification of events, this analysis traces the foundation of the bias called the "news

  13. News Comments: Exploring, Modeling, and Online Prediction

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    News Comments: Exploring, Modeling, and Online Prediction Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp.tsagkias@uva.nl, w.weerkamp@uva.nl, derijke@uva.nl Abstract. Online news agents provide commenting facilities for their readers to express their opinions or sentiments with regards to news stories. The number of user supplied

  14. Collective bads: The case of low-level radioactive waste compacts

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    McGinnis, M.V. [Center for Bioregional Studies and Conflict Resolution, Goleta, CA (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In low-level radioactive waste (LLW) compact development, policy gridlock and intergovernmental conflict between states has been the norm. In addition to the not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) phenomenon, LLW compacts must content with myriad political and ethical dilemmas endemic to a particular collective bad. This paper characterizes the epistemology of collective bads, and reviews how LLW compacts deal with such bads. In addition, using data from survey questionnaires and interviews, this paper assesses the cooperative nature of LLW compacts in terms of their levels of regional autonomy, regional efficacy, allocation of costs and benefits, and their technocentric orientation.

  15. Bad Meteorology: Bad Clouds

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    Alistair Fraser

    This site provides an explanation for cloud formation and seeks to correct myths or misconceptions about how clouds form. Water vapor, condensation, and evaporation are discussed in the context of dew-point temperature and saturation. Educators and anyone explaining cloud formation will find hints on how to present the correct information and avoid misinforming their audiences.

  16. Seroprevalance of Rubella in Women with Bad Obstetric History

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    Ramana, B.V.; Reddy, B. Kailasanatha; Murty, D.S.; Vasudevanaidu, K.H.

    2013-01-01

    Rubella is a common cause of rash and fever during childhood. However, its public health importance relates to the teratogenic effects of primary rubella infection occurring in pregnant women, which can lead to fetal death with spontaneous abortion or to congenital defects in surviving infants. Most of the cases are asymptomatic and difficult to diagnose on clinical grounds. Detection of specific IgM antibodies by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique is a useful method for diagnosis. The present study was conducted on 180 pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at Government Maternity Hospital, Tirupati. All the serum samples were tested for Rubella-specific IgM antibodies. A seropositivity of 12.67% was observed among cases with bad obstetric history and 6.67% in normal pregnant women. Within the test group, high sero-positivity (13.33%) was observed in women with repeated abortions followed by in cases of intrauterine death (12.73%). The results indicate high prevalence of rubella in our population. All antenatal cases should be routinely screened for rubella, so that early diagnosis will help in proper management and fetal outcome. PMID:24479042

  17. Autoimmune effector memory T cells: the bad and the good.

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    Devarajan, Priyadharshini; Chen, Zhibin

    2013-12-01

    Immunological memory is a hallmark of adaptive immunity, a defense mechanism endowed to vertebrates during evolution. However, an autoimmune pathogenic role of memory lymphocytes is also emerging with accumulating evidence, despite reasonable skepticism on their existence in a chronic setting of autoimmune damage. It is conceivable that autoimmune memory would be particularly harmful since memory cells would constantly "remember" and attack the body's healthy tissues. It is even more detrimental given the resistance of memory T cells to immunomodulatory therapies. In this review, we focus on self-antigen-reactive CD(+) effector memory T (TEM) cells, surveying the evidence for the role of the T(EM) compartment in autoimmune pathogenesis. We will also discuss the role of T(EM) cells in chronic and acute infectious disease settings and how they compare to their counterparts in autoimmune diseases. With their long-lasting potency, the autoimmune T(EM) cells could also play a critical role in anti-tumor immunity, which may be largely based on their reactivity to self-antigens. Therefore, although autoimmune T(EM) cells are "bad" due to their role in relentless perpetration of tissue damage in autoimmune disease settings, they are unlikely a by-product of industrial development along the modern surge of autoimmune disease prevalence. Rather, they may be a product of evolution for their "good" in clearing damaged host cells in chronic infections and malignant cells in cancer settings. PMID:24203440

  18. Franchise News & Top Ranking Franchises

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    Entrepreneur.com's section on Franchise News claims to be the "Online Franchise Authority." Featured on the site is a collection of over 900 franchise opportunities, ranging from financial services to pet businesses. Browseable by name of company as well as by company sector, each franchise is described in detail, including its products or services, company background, costs and fees, number of national and international units, and corporate information. This section of Entrepreneur.com provides the news and updates about today's most successful franchises.

  19. SciCentral: Engineering News

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    Dr. Guy Orgambide, SciCentral.com

    This site provides links to engineering-related news articles from a variety of outlets and journals. Sources featured on the site must be freely accessible to online readers and are ranked by the editors based on reliability, timeliness, extent of coverage, multidisciplinary coverage, follow-up, and presentation. The main page features links to the day's headlines, a listing of the editors' top five resources for engineering news coverage, and a selection of tools and resources, including a literature search; online tools and references such as unit conversion tools and a language translation tool; and links to journals and databases, career information, and conferences.

  20. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:35 PM

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    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:35 PM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: HINTS & TIPS 09-010: eRA Commons User IDs with the new forms and guidelines. ORA-NEWS To subscribe: Send an e-mail to: ora-news

  1. NewsMac 3.0

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    It's hard to slog through the mass of websites dedicated to websites, especially with limited time. One such application designed to aid users in this process is News Mac 3.0, which is a news aggregator that contains over 120 built-in news feeds, effectively giving users both headlines and story descriptions for quick perusal. Additionally, users can add any news website or weblog (provided that they offer an RSS feed), and create customized categories of news as well. Finally, visitors can synchronize these news feeds with their PDA's, including the iPod. NewsMac 3.0 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X 10.2 and higher.

  2. Biodegradation of news inks

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    Erhan, S.Z.; Bagby, M.O. [USDA, Peoria, IL (United States)

    1995-12-01

    Printing ink vehicles that require no petroleum components were prepared by modifying vegetable oil. Physical properties of inks formulated with these vehicles meet or exceed the industry standards for lithographic and letterpress newsprint applications. Elimination of petroleum-based resin and reduced pigment requirements, due to the light vehicle color, provide a competitively priced alternative to petroleum-based inks of equal quality. These ink vehicles, made exclusively from soybean oil, were subjected to biodegradation, and the results were compared with those obtained with commercial vehicles. Results show that they degrade faster and more completely than commercial hybrid (partial) soy or mineral oil based vehicles. Fermentations were allowed to proceed for 5, 12, and 25 days. Both mono-and mixed cultures of microorganisms commonly found in soil were used. In 25 days, commercial mineral oil based vehicles degraded 17-27%, while commercial hybrid soy oil based vehicles degraded 58-68% and our 100% soy oil based vehicles degrade 82-92%. Similar studies were conducted with commercial news inks consisting of soy or mineral oil with petroleum resins along with the four colored pigments and USDA`s 100% soy oil based ink consisting of modified soybean oil and pigment. Results show that pigment slowed the degradation of ink vehicles; however, neither time nor type of pigment played a significant role. Also these inks were degraded by using {open_quotes}Modified Sturm Test{close_quotes} (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). In this method, test organisms were obtained from activated sludge, and the extent of degradation was determined by measuring carbon dioxide evolution. In all cases USDA`s ink degraded faster and more completely (for all four colors) than either hybrid soy oil based or petroleum based inks.

  3. Board discharge limiting device and bad module detector for electric vehicles. Final report

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    Nowak, D.

    1983-03-01

    A warning device for electric car batteries was developed and tested. The device determines the end of discharge of a battery pack, determines the weakest module in the pack and tests for bad battery modules.

  4. 42 CFR 413.89 - Bad debts, charity, and courtesy allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...year, by 30 percent. (2) Skilled nursing facilities. For cost reporting periods...subsequent fiscal year, the amount of skilled nursing facility bad debts for coinsurance...

  5. 42 CFR 413.89 - Bad debts, charity, and courtesy allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...year, by 30 percent. (2) Skilled nursing facilities. For cost reporting periods...subsequent fiscal year, the amount of skilled nursing facility bad debts for coinsurance...

  6. 42 CFR 413.89 - Bad debts, charity, and courtesy allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...year, by 30 percent. (2) Skilled nursing facilities. For cost reporting periods...subsequent fiscal year, the amount of skilled nursing facility bad debts for coinsurance...

  7. Writing on the Streets: Popular Literature and the Bad Black Hero 

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    Winston, Dennis 1979-

    2012-12-10

    This dissertation examines the various ways in which pop-cultural illustrations of the “bad nigger” figure beginning in the late 1960s helped to shape the kinds of defiant and oppositional practices that define the lives ...

  8. "I am the one who knocks!": What It Means to Be a Man in Breaking Bad

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    Wille, Stephanie

    2014-12-31

    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013) dramatizes the rise and fall of Walter White, a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher who, through a series of misfortunes and freak opportunities, is transformed into a notorious, brutal ...

  9. Online Methodology: Analysing News Flows of Online Journalism

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    Robert Kautsky; Andreas Widholm

    2008-01-01

    In the present global media climate, speed and immediacy are increasingly prioritised characteristics of news production. As online news has developed, the idea of a single news item has been replaced by fast-changing content and new repertoires of constructing 'Breaking News'. Whereas most research of online news has used synchronic rather than diachronic methods, this article introduces a new approach,

  10. How to Write News for Broadcast and Print Media.

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    Dary, David

    This book is a primer on the techniques of news writing and the application of those principles to print and broadcast journalism. Chapters include: "The News Media," which presents a brief history of journalism and the foundations on which it is based; "What Is News?"; "Gathering News," which discusses news beats, reporters' qualifications, and…

  11. News Article Ranking: Leveraging the Wisdom of Bloggers

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    News Article Ranking: Leveraging the Wisdom of Bloggers Richard M. C. McCreadie Department rank news articles for placement within their newspapers. In this paper, we investigate how news interest in one news article or another. Moreover, we propose to model this automatic news article ranking

  12. Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome for Children (BADS-C): An examination of construct validity

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    Batya Engel-Yeger; Naomi Josman; Sara Rosenblum

    2009-01-01

    Children's success with participating in life depends heavily on intact executive function (EF) skills. The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome for Children (BADS-C) was developed to address the need for a standardised ecologically valid test of children's EF performance. This study aimed to establish the construct validity of the BADS-C in relation to socio-demographic parameters. Participants were 208 Israeli

  13. The Weak Scale from BBN

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    Lawrence J. Hall; David Pinner; Joshua T. Ruderman

    2014-09-01

    The measured values of the weak scale, $v$, and the first generation masses, $m_{u,d,e}$, are simultaneously explained in the multiverse, with all these parameters scanning independently. At the same time, several remarkable coincidences are understood. Small variations in these parameters away from their measured values lead to the instability of hydrogen, the instability of heavy nuclei, and either a hydrogen or a helium dominated universe from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. In the 4d parameter space of $(m_u,m_d,m_e,v)$, catastrophic boundaries are reached by separately increasing each parameter above its measured value by a factor of $(1.4,1.3,2.5,\\sim5)$, respectively. The fine-tuning problem of the weak scale in the Standard Model is solved: as $v$ is increased beyond the observed value, it is impossible to maintain a significant cosmological hydrogen abundance for any values of $m_{u,d,e}$ that yield both hydrogen and heavy nuclei stability. For very large values of $v$ a new regime is entered where weak interactions freeze out before the QCD phase transition. The helium abundance becomes independent of $v$ and is determined by the cosmic baryon and lepton asymmetries. To maintain our explanation of $v$ from the anthropic cost of helium dominance then requires universes with such large $v$ to be rare in the multiverse. Implications of this are explored, including the possibility that new physics below 10 TeV cuts off the fine-tuning in $v$.

  14. NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc.

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    de Lijser, Peter

    NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc. California State University, Fullerton 800 N. State College: Trina Tan Chief Communications Officer Associated Students, Inc. (657) 278-4220 asicco@fullerton.edu For Immediate Release: ASI COOK-OUT TO FEATURE TITAN STUDENT UNION CENTERS GOVERNING BOARD CSUF students invited

  15. NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc.

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    de Lijser, Peter

    NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc. California State University, Fullerton 800 N. State College L. Jefferson II Executive Vice President Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (657) 278-4223 asvicepresident@fullerton.edu For Immediate Release: APPLY FOR AN ASI SCHOLARSHIP! Cal State Fullerton students

  16. news update Fashion Accessory Design

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    Evans, Paul

    news update let's talk Fashion Accessory Design Fashion Design Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted-year Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student Thea Sanders won the top knitwear prize at the event) Fashion Design student Adnan Ebo, whose bold prints were a hot topic during the event. Adnan's work even

  17. Cub Garden News February 2011

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    Cub Garden News February 2011 #12;The Lab School partnered with Polk Elementary to design and build a school garden. #12;Under the guidance of Mr a full day to build a garden at Polk Elementary. #12;Lab School volunteers dug

  18. The Aesthetics of News. Revised.

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    Glasser, Theodore L.

    That every community needs its own distinctive newspaper is the conclusion drawn in this review of the literature on journalism and communication. Following a summary of John Dewey's definition of democracy in the introduction, the first section of the paper points out the conflict that newspapers experience in trying to be a news source…

  19. News and Research Good Bacteria

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    West, Stuart

    News and Research Good Bacteria Part 2 Article 13 Click here for Probiotics Basics Cooperation Is A No-brainer For Symbiotic Bacteria 9-4-2003 Humans may learn cooperation in kindergarten, but what about bacteria, whose behavior is preprogrammed by their DNA? Some legume plants, which rely

  20. Automatic transcription of Broadcast News

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    S. S. Chen; E. Eide; M. J. F. Gales; Ramesh A. Gopinath; D. Kanvesky; Peder A. Olsen

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the IBM approach to Broadcast News (BN) transcription. Typical problems in the BN transcription task are segmentation, clustering, acoustic modeling, language modeling and acoustic model adaptation. This paper presents new algorithms for each of these focus problems. Some key ideas include Bayesian information criterion (BIC) (for segmentation, clustering and acoustic modeling) and speaker\\/cluster adapted training (SAT\\/CAT).

  1. Consumer E-News Alert

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    Provided by Sheller, Ludwig & Badey, P.C., a Philadelphia-based law firm, Consumer E-News Alert is a free biweekly newsletter that focuses on a range of consumer issues, such as scams, consumer rights, and business misconduct. The most recent issue (March 16) includes short pieces on bank scams, pyramid schemes, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and recent product recalls.

  2. Science News of the Year

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    Science News, 1974

    1974-01-01

    Presents a review of important science articles of 1974 as reported in the pages of "Science News." References are given relating to the volume and page number in which the main article appeared. Life-sciences, physical sciences, earth science, environmental science, humanities and technology research are reviewed. (EB)

  3. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Neutrophilic schizophrenia

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    Cai, Long

    properties akin to those of members of the adaptive immune systems, none has been more provocative thanNEWS AND COMMENTARY Neutrophilic schizophrenia Breaching the barrier between innate and adaptive immunity Antonio Ferrante, Charles Hii and David Hume Immunology and Cell Biology (2007) 85, 265­266; doi

  4. Breaking News Egyptian Passport Renewal

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    Scharer, John E.

    Breaking News Egyptian Passport Renewal In light of the recent upheavals in the Egyptian government, the Egyptian Embassy recommends that any Egyptian applying to renew a passport should follow this process: Contact the embassy in Washington, D.C. Inform the representative of the intent to renew a passport

  5. Campus Child Care News, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newton, Marion F., Ed.

    1998-01-01

    This document is comprised of the three 1998 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the National Coalition for Campus Child Care Centers (NCCCC) and providing a forum for news, research, and information concerning campus child care centers. The February issue contains stories on the White House Conference on Child Care, registration…

  6. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1985

    1985-01-01

    Highlights important 1985 science stories appearing in "Science News" under these headings: anthropology and paleontology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computers and mathematics, earth sciences, environment, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. Each entry includes the volume and page number in…

  7. Exploring the Antecedents and Effects of Brand Images for Television News: An Application of Brand Personality Construct in a Multichannel News Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted; Jiyoung Cha

    2008-01-01

    Adopting the construct of “brand personality,” this article examines the news brands of Cable News Network, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CBS news, NBC news, and ABC news; investigates the factors influencing their brand images; and assesses the consequences of these brand perceptions. Using the news brand personality dimensions of competence, timeliness, and dynamism, it was found that antecedents such as

  8. GAMS program used to estimate capacity output using a distance function with both good and bad output, variable returns to scale and weak disposability of the bad outputs.

    E-print Network

    (obs) weights ; POSITIVE Variable weight, lambda; EQUATIONS CONSTR1(GOUTPUT, OBS) DEA constraint for each output CONSTR2(BOUTPUT, OBS) DEA constraint for BAD Outputs CONSTR3(FIXED, OBS) DEA constraint for Fixed Inputs CONSTR4(VAR,OBS) DEA Constraint for Variable Outputs CONSTR5 DEA Constraint for Variable Returns to Scale

  9. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Sign Up -News Home Help

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    Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search New User? Sign In Sign Up -News Home Help Street Address: Zip Code: Go Privacy Policy Welcome, Guest -Personalize News Home Page Sign In Yahoo! News Thu, Jan 29, 2004 Search

  10. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  13. 14 CFR 1213.109 - News releases concerning international activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  20. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

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  1. Recent News | Archives | Tags | About | Newsletter | Submit News | Links | Subscribe New Articles

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    Lovley, Derek

    Recent News | Archives | Tags | About | Newsletter | Submit News | Links | Subscribe New Articles Comment Search Archives November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009

  2. Extraction and Visualisation of Emotions from News Articles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eva Hanser; Paul Mc Kevitt

    News is commonly intended to be delivered in an objective, unbiased manner and therefore presented plainly and formally, even though its content often affects readers emotionally. The NewsViz system aims to enhance the news reading experience by integrating 30 seconds long Flash-animations into news article web pages depicting their content and emotional aspects. NewsViz interprets football news texts automatically and

  3. Yttrium metallocene borane chemistry: isolation of 9-BBN substitution and coordination complexes in a single crystal, {(C(5)Me(5))(2)Y[eta(3)-C(3)H(4)(BC(8)H(14))]} and {(C(5)Me(5))(2)Y(micro-H)(2)BC(8)H(14)}.

    PubMed

    Evans, William J; Lorenz, Sara E; Ziller, Joseph W

    2007-11-28

    (C(5)Me(5))(2)Y(eta(3)-C(3)H(5)) reacts with 9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane, 9-BBN, to form single crystals containing both a borane-substituted allyl complex, (C(5)Me(5))(2)Y[eta(3)-C(3)H(4)(BC(8)H(14))], and a borohydride, (C(5)Me(5))(2)Y(micro-H)(2)BC(8)H(14), that can be synthesized directly from 9-BBN and the yttrium hydride, [(C(5)Me(5))(2)YH](x). PMID:17989825

  4. 9/4/2014 NEWS OF THE WEIRD | Fort Myers Newspaper | News, Business, Real Estate and Arts in Fort Myers FL | Florida http://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/news/2014-08-27/News_of_The_Weird/NEWS_OF_THE_WEIRD.html?print=1 1/3

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    9/4/2014 NEWS OF THE WEIRD | Fort Myers Newspaper | News, Business, Real Estate and Arts in Fort Myers FL | Florida http://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/news/2014-08-27/News_of_The_Weird/NEWS_OF_THE_WEIRD.html?print=1 1/3 Editions: Fort Myers August 27, 2014 Search Archives Follow NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK

  5. Gatekeeping, Indexing, and Live-Event News: Is Technology Altering the Construction of News?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Livingston; W. Lance Bennett

    2003-01-01

    We are interested in event-driven news, defined as coverage of activities that are, at least at their initial occurrence, spontaneous and unmanaged by officials within institutional settings. Most news most of the time has its origins in official proceed- ings and pronouncements. That may be changing. We want to know if event-driven news stories, facilitated by technological advancements such as

  6. |Low Graphics version Change edition | |About BBC News Feedback Help News Front Page

    E-print Network

    |Low Graphics version Change edition | |About BBC News Feedback Help News Front Page World UK England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Business Politics Health Education Science/Nature Technology Nuclear fusion decision 'urgent' By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent in Obninsk

  7. In The News Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    /11/2011 10-11 News This Morning - KOLN-TV THE TRAUMA TEAM AT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN TUCSON 01/11/2011 10News This Morning at 5 AM - KGTV-TV WE'LL GET ANOTHER UPDATE ON HER STATUS FROM THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN TUCSON, ARIZONA. 01/11/2011 12 News Today - KPNX-TV WE'LL GET AN UPDATE ON HER STATUS

  8. In The News Monday, January 10, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    /10/2011 11 News Mid Morning - KKTV-TV LET'S TURN TO THE TOP STORY, THE MASS SHOOTING IN TUCSON. 01/10/2011 12 News Today - KPNX-TV Reporter: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN TUCSON WHERE A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN SET UP FOR THE VICTIMS. 01/10/2011 12 News Today - KPNX-TV 5

  9. In the News Monday, January 17, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    THE PRESS ON GIFFORD'S PROGRESS. 01/17/2011 10 PM News - WEMT-TV Text 2 OTHER SHOOTING VICTIMS ARE ALSO RECOVERING AT TUCSON'S UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. 3 01/17/2011 10News at 7 PM - KGTV-TV Text THE DOCTORS SPEAK. 01/17/2011 12 News at 10 PM - KPNX-TV Text MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT

  10. Mapping the News: How Journalists use GIS

    E-print Network

    Herzog, David

    2006-11-15

    : 2006 elections In the news: 2000 elections In the news: Hurricane Katrina In the news: Other stories A short history? Miami, 1992 Hurricane Andrew hits south Fla. Miami Herald #0;{ What caused the damage patterns to south Florida homes... hit by Hurricane Andrew? Analysis by surveying section Mapped wind contour The story #0;{ Newer homes suffered most #0;{ Construction outpaced building inspections #0;{ Shoddy building practices Just one decade later . . . Journalism slow...

  11. U.S. News & World Report

    E-print Network

    Levine, Alex J.

    U.S. News & World Report In the ranking of U.S. schools, UCLA again ranked second among public on factors related to undergraduate education. U.S. NeWS & WoRld RepoRt Rank UniveRsity scoRe 1 Private of the "best" public and private universities, including the most widely known list published by U.S. News

  12. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 10:11 AM

    E-print Network

    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 10:11 AM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: 09-005 POLICY UPDATES: Revision. This procedure implements National Science Foundation (NSF) policy and Public Health Service (PHS) regulations

  13. Accurate extraction of the News

    E-print Network

    Shrirang S. Deshingkar

    2006-09-14

    We propose a new scheme for extracting gravitational radiation from a characteristic numerical simulation of a spacetime. This method is similar in conception to our earlier work but analytical and numerical implementation is different. The scheme is based on direct transformation to the Bondi coordinates and the gravitational waves are extracted by calculating the Bondi news function in Bondi coordinates. The entire calculation is done in a way which will make the implementation easy when we use uniform Bondi angular grid at $\\mathcal I^+$. Using uniform Bondi grid for news calculation has added advantage that we have to solve only ordinary differential equations instead of partial differential equation. For the test problems this new scheme allows us to extract gravitational radiation much more accurately than the previous schemes.

  14. News Sports Community Entertainment Media Hub Living Features Business Opinion Columnists Hometown News Marketplace Reader Services ARCHIVES > OPINION > COLUMNISTS

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    Danforth, Chris

    News Sports Community Entertainment Media Hub Living Features Business Opinion Columnists Hometown News Marketplace Reader Services ARCHIVES > OPINION > COLUMNISTS Print | E-mail | Comment (No comments

  15. BBC News: Mathematicians Crochet Chaos

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This article from BBC News discusses how two mathematicians made a crochet model of chaos. The mathematicians, whose research focuses on developing a computer model to describe complex surfaces, were able to represent the Lorenz equations using 25,511 crochet stitches. The pattern was published in the journal Mathematics Intelligencer and the mathematicians are challenging others to repeat the effort. The model stretches almost a meter across and was used as a Christmas decoration.

  16. NEWS AND INFORMATION: Depleted uranium

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Wakeford

    2001-01-01

    The potential health effects arising from exposure to depleted uranium have been much in the news of late. Naturally occurring uranium contains the radioisotopes 238U (which dominates, at a current molar proportion of 99.3%), 235U and a small amount of 234U. Depleted uranium has an isotopic concentration of 235U that is below the 0.7% found naturally. This is either because

  17. Science@NASA: Headline News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site features news articles and features that highlight research from NASA's current space missions. The home page provides links to current headline stories and recent stories on space science, astronomy, living in space, Earth science, physical and biological sciences, and advances in technology. The stories are available as podcasts, which can be downloaded or played from the web site, and as illustrated transcripts (text). There is also an archive of stories dating back to 1996.

  18. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics: News

    PubMed Central

    Riedmann, Eva M

    2013-01-01

    Agenus brain cancer vaccine improves survival in phase 2 trial Meningococcal meningitis cases fall 94% following vaccine introduction Most vaccines are safe during breastfeeding Promising phase 1 results for Genocea’s herpes simplex virus vaccine Delayed vaccinations clearly increase risk of whooping cough Positive news from early-stage HIV vaccines Sanofi’s H7N9 vaccine trial with MF59 and AS03 PMID:24192581

  19. Good and Bad Sleep in Childhood: A Questionnaire Survey amongst School Children in Southern Italy.

    PubMed

    Ficca, Gianluca; Conte, Francesca; De Padova, Vittoria; Zilli, Iole

    2011-01-01

    Despite its clinical importance, the issue of subjective sleep quality in children remains unexplored. Here we investigate, in school-aged children, the prevalence of bad sleep perception and its relationships with sleep habits and daytime functioning, to provide hints on its possible determinants. Subjective sleep perception, sleep habits, and daytime functioning were studied through a questionnaire survey in a sample of 482 children (6-12?yrs.). Being "bad sleeper" was reported by 6.9% of the sample. Compared to the "good sleepers", these subjects displayed shorter sleep duration on schooldays, longer sleep latencies, and a more pronounced evening preference, beyond more frequent insufficient sleep. Though no differences emerged in sleepiness, bad sleepers showed higher impairments in daytime functioning, indicated by more frequent depressed mood and impulsivity. These distinctive features might be very important to precociously detect those children who are possibly more vulnerable to sleep disturbances and whose sleep-wake rhythms evolution should be paid particular attention thereafter. "The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people.Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more"Woody Allen. PMID:23509633

  20. Suppression of B cell lymphomagenesis by the BH3-only proteins Bmf and Bad

    PubMed Central

    Frenzel, Anna; Labi, Verena; Chmelewskij, Waldemar; Ploner, Christian; Geley, Stephan; Fiegl, Heidelinde; Tzankov, Alexandar; Villunger, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    Oncogenic c-Myc is known to balance excessive proliferation by apoptosis that can be triggered by p53-dependent and p53-independent signaling networks. Here, we provide evidence that the “BH3-only” pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members Bmf and Bad are potent antagonists of c-Myc-driven B cell lymphomagenesis. Tumor formation was preceded by accumulation of preneoplastic pre-B and immature IgM+ B cells in hematopoietic organs of E?-myc/bmf?/? mice, whereas E?-myc/bad?/? mice showed an increase of pre-B cells limited to the spleen. While loss of Bad had no impact on the tumor immunophenotype, Bmf-deficiency favored the development of IgM+ B cell over pre-B cell tumors. This phenomenon was due to a strong protection of immature IgM+ B cells from oncogene-driven apoptosis caused by loss of bmf and c-Myc-induced repression of Bmf expression in premalignant pre-B cells. Steady-state levels of B cell apoptosis were also reduced in the absence of Bad, in support of its role as a sentinel for trophic factor-deprivation. Loss of Bmf reduced the pressure to inactivate p53, whereas Bad-deficiency did not, identifying Bmf as a novel component of the p53-independent tumor suppressor pathway triggered by c-Myc. PMID:19965635

  1. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 12:43 PM

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    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 12:43 PM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: Use of E-RAS to Expedite ARRA Award Set the ARRA Help Desk at: ARRAHelpline@research.ucla.edu or x40548. To subscribe: Send an e-mail to: ora-news

  2. News and Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-02-01

    News from Journal House Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Many readers are trying to modify the way they teach and in so doing are trying to write new types of questions and problems. The Journal has a new online resource, the JCE Internet Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Web site, http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Resources/CQandChP/index.html . The site is a source of questions and problems that can be used in teaching and assessing conceptual understanding and problem solving in chemistry. Here you can find a library of free-response and multiple-choice conceptual questions and challenge problems, tips for writing these questions and problems, and a discussion of types of concept questions. This site is intended to be a means of sharing conceptual questions and challenge problems among chemical educators. It will be as inclusive as possible, and to achieve this readers need to share their questions and alert the authors to references or Web sites. The screen captures shown below should provide a feeling for what you will find when you visit the site. The authors, William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, welcome additions to the library of conceptual questions or other comments or suggestions. Contact them by email, fax, or regular mail. William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393. Bill: phone: 765/494-5453; fax: 765/494-0239; email: wrrobin@purdue.edu. Sue: phone: 765/494-0823; fax: 765/494-0239; email: nurrenbe@purdue.edu. fax: 765/494-0239. 1998 Ford Foundation Fellowships The National Research Council has announced the recipients of the 1998 fellowships for minority scholars. Three categories of fellowships were awarded: 50 to beginning graduate students, 33 to students writing their dissertations, and 28 to recent Ph.D. recipients. There were about 1,000 applicants. For information about the next competition contact the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, via email at infofell@nas.edu, or at http://fellowships.nas.edu. 1998 Pre-Doctoral Fellows Rafael Alcala, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Engineering Diego J. Díaz, Cornell University, Analytical Chemistry Kanya Lynn Henderson, Colorado State University, Biochemistry Félix Mario Rivas, State University of New York, Buffalo, Organic Chemistry 1998 Dissertation Fellows Kristala Lanett Jones, Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering 1998 Postdoctoral Fellows Edgardo Tabión Farinas, Yale University, Interdisciplinary Chemistry Data Base of Online Courses TeleEducation NB, a province-wide distributed distance learning network in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, has implemented an international online course database of more than 9,000 courses. The database includes public and private courses at all levels from more than 15 countries and includes only those courses that can be completed fully online. Courses vary from graduate-level engineering offerings to simple "How to" courses. The database provides access to courses and programs leading to accredited degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Professional development and personal interest courses are also included. Students can access course information by browsing subject areas or by searching specific fields. Hotlinks connect students directly to the delivering institutions. In the past year, there has been an exponential rise in the number of courses being offered online, from fewer than 2,000 in January 1998 to more than 10,000 in December 1998. It is expected that there will be more than 40,000 online courses by the year 2000. The TeleCampus Online Course Database provides students with a means of finding information on courses that meet their needs. The database can be accessed from TeleCampus at http://telecampus.edu. Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, an Online Course An online conference, Proposals for Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, will take place from March 29 to April 10, 1999. The

  3. Media Literacy, News Literacy, or News Appreciation? A Case Study of the News Literacy Program at Stony Brook University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    This case study provides practical and theoretical insights into the Stony Brook news literacy program, which is one of the most ambitious and well-funded curricular experiments in modern journalism education and media literacy. Analysis of document, interview, and observation data indicates that news literacy educators sought to teach students…

  4. Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research in the Chemical Community: The Unique Role and Challenges of the News Media.

    PubMed

    Schulz, William G

    2015-01-01

    Journalists who cover scientific research, including chemistry research, have an obligation to report on alleged cases of research misconduct when knowledge of these surface. New Government definitions of research misconduct, beginning in the late 1990s with the Clinton Administration, have helped scientists, policymakers, as well as journalists sort out and make sense of alleged research misconduct. Journalistic reporting on research misconduct includes many challenges: gathering information from sources who are intimidated or afraid to speak, strict adherence to journalist ethics that take on a new dimension when careers, reputations, and research funding are at stake; efforts by government and institutional bureaucrats to dampen or thwart legitimate news coverage. The Internet, blogging, and social media have added still more complexity and ethical quandaries to this blend. The author, News Editor of Chemical & Engineering News published by the American Chemical Society, provides examples from his own career and that of colleagues. He suggests that an enhanced spirit of understanding and cooperation between journalists and members of the scientific community can lead to avenues of open discussion of research misconduct-discussions that might prevent and mitigate the very real damage caused by bad actors in science who betray themselves, their peers, and the body of modern day scientific knowledge when they make the decision to march into the darkness of dishonesty, plagiarism, or falsification. PMID:26155732

  5. Multilingual Video and Audio News Alerting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David D. Palmer; Patrick Bray; Andrew Merlino; Francis Kubala

    This paper describes a fully-automated real- time broadcast news video and audio process- ing system. The system combines speech rec- ognition, machine translation, and cross- lingual information retrieval components to enable real-time alerting from live English and Arabic news sources.

  6. News decisions: Journalists as partisan actors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas E. Patterson; Wolfgang Donsbagh

    1996-01-01

    Journalists in the Western democracies define themselves primarily as news professionals who are committed to a form of journalism marked by its objectivity and political neutrality. Yet they are also partisan actors whose political beliefs affect their news decisions. This conclusion is backed by evidence from a survey of journalists in five countries: the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy,

  7. ETH ALUMNI News I Alumni Business Event

    E-print Network

    update I ETH ALUMNI News I Alumni Business Event By post bus to the bank Alumni News Alumni Life for standard computer and tablet browsers. Thanks to effective and efficient process management, the cost Ruoff used at a recent Alumni Business Event to describe the four areas of busi- ness of Swiss Post

  8. In The News Monday, April 4, 2011

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    Arizona, University of

    News 04/02/2011 View Clip Teenage girl fatally shot after Tucson fight Danbury News Times 04/02/2011 View Clip Slaying of teen robs complex of quiet tone Arizona Daily Star 04/03/2011 View Clip Health

  9. In The News Thursday, December 8, 2011

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    Arizona, University of

    In The News Thursday, December 8, 2011 Anti-estrogen combo better than single drug for hormone Zuckerman College of Public Health) 12/07/2011 Cronkite News KTAR TucsonSentinel.com View Clip View Clip View Clip Dispose a Med Event in Marana (University of Arizona College of Pharmacy) 12/07/2011 KVOA-TV

  10. Conclusion: The Comparative Study of News Diffusion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karl Erik Rosengren

    1987-01-01

    By means of comparative studies, knowledge about news diffusion patterns may be generalized not only over events but also over different social and media systems. To that end, the diffusion of news about the assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister, Olof Palme, was comparatively studied in twelve countries in Europe, Asia and America. The results show that media structure - previously

  11. News diffusion after the Reagan shooting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles R. Bantz; Sandra G. Petronio; David L. Rarick

    1983-01-01

    A questionnaire was administered to a non?probability sample of 289 persons immediately after the shooting of President Reagan. Interpersonal communication was the primary means of receiving the news about the attempted assassination. Of those interviewed within 2½ hours of the shooting, over three?fourths were aware of the event. The respondants' daily routine affected their first source of the news, and

  12. Mass News: Practices, Controversies, and Alternatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leroy, David J., Ed.; Sterling, Christopher H., Ed.

    This selection of readings, primarily intended for a college journalism course, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the major sources of the public news--the wire services, newspapers, and television. The first part of the book deals with the context of mass news and serves as an introduction to some of the crucial ideas shaping thinking…

  13. Computational Methods for Analyzing Health News Coverage

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McFarlane, Delano J.

    2011-01-01

    Researchers that investigate the media's coverage of health have historically relied on keyword searches to retrieve relevant health news coverage, and manual content analysis methods to categorize and score health news text. These methods are problematic. Manual content analysis methods are labor intensive, time consuming, and inherently…

  14. Developing a News Media Literacy Scale

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ashley, Seth; Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Using a framework previously applied to other areas of media literacy, this study developed and assessed a measurement scale focused specifically on critical news media literacy. Our scale appears to successfully measure news media literacy as we have conceptualized it based on previous research, demonstrated through assessments of content,…

  15. Assisted news reading with automated illustration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diogo Delgado; Joao Magalhaes; Nuno Correia

    2010-01-01

    We all had the problem of forgetting about what we just read a few sentences before. This comes from the problem of attention and is more common with children and elderly. People feel either bored or distracted by something more interesting. This paper proposes an application to help people reading news by illustrating the news story. The application provides mechanisms

  16. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail -News Home Help

    E-print Network

    Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search -News Home Help News Home Top Stories World Asia Pacific Business" on whether Japan or France will host the site, said Akio Yuki, vice minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, indicating that Japan aims to pursue its bid to host the International

  17. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail -News Home Hel

    E-print Network

    Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search -News Home Hel News Home Top Stories World Asia Pacific Business the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Japan is bidding to host the ITER in Rokkasho, Aomori of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said after the rejection that a question had now arisen

  18. Breaking News Detection and Tracking in Twitter

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Swit Phuvipadawat; Tsuyoshi Murata

    2010-01-01

    Twitter has been used as one of the communication channels for spreading breaking news. We propose a method to collect, group, rank and track breaking news in Twitter. Since short length messages make similarity comparison difficult, we boost scores on proper nouns to improve the grouping results. Each group is ranked based on popularity and reliability factors. Current detection method

  19. In The News Wednesday, October 6 , 2010

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    Arizona, University of

    In The News Wednesday, October 6 , 2010 Study: Hands-only CPR works best 10/06/2010 Belleville News-Democrat - Online View Clip Study advocates hands- only CPR 10/06/2010 Boston Globe - Online View Clip Study: CPR minus the 'yuck' works 10/06/2010 Bryan-College Station Eagle, The View Clip Study: Hands-only CPR can

  20. Generating summaries of multiple news articles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kathleen McKeown; Dragomir R. Radev

    1995-01-01

    We present a natural language system which summarizes a series of news articles on the same event. It uses sum- marization operators, identified through empirical analysis of a corpus of news summaries, to group together templates from the output of the systems developed for ARPA's Mes- sage Understanding Conferences. Depending on the avail- able resources (e.g., space), summaries of different

  1. Financial News Analysis for Intelligent Portfolio Management

    E-print Network

    Financial News Analysis for Intelligent Portfolio Management Young-Woo Seo Joseph Giampapa Katia in teams within the do- main of Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) and TextMiner which takes of a company. There is a positive correlation between news reports on a company's financial outlook and its

  2. Summer 2011 | 1 WellcomeNEWS

    E-print Network

    Rambaut, Andrew

    the Director Funding news Research news In depth How I Got Into... the biology of bee brains: Dr Chris Connolly and Bolts: MRI From the Archive: Ann Fanshawe's recipe book 4 6 8 10 14 20 24 25 28 13 34 22 26 32 CONTENTS the antimalarial properties of a herb called qinghao, derived from sweet wormwood. By tracking down the authors

  3. Video OCR for Digital News Archive

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Toshio Sato; Takeo Kanade; Ellen K. Hughes; Michael A. Smith

    1998-01-01

    Video OCR is a technique that can greatly help to locate topics of interest in a large digital news video archive via the automatic extraction and reading of captions and annotations. News captions generally provide vital search information about the video be- ing presented - the names of people and places or de- scriptions of objects. In this paper, two

  4. Satellite News Feeds: Protecting a Transient Interest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Atwater, Tony; And Others

    Satellite news gathering (SNG) has been widely adopted in broadcast journalism in recent years, and appears likely to grow in importance as local television news operations increase their reliance on it. However, because the technology for SNG is so new, information transmitted through SNG systems is not adequately protected under current laws.…

  5. Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page

    E-print Network

    Hochberg, Michael

    Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page News Digest Photo Galleries Politics Nation Science bright to dark; each change represents one digital "bit" of information. The problem is equivalent) [4/7/2000 2:39:49 PM] #12;Toolbox On the Web Census information Federal crime data Economy by region

  6. What Constitutes a Good and Bad Death?: Perspectives of Homeless Older Adults.

    PubMed

    Ko, Eunjeong; Kwak, Jung; Nelson-Becker, Holly

    2015-08-01

    This qualitative study explored perspectives toward a good or bad death among 21 older homeless adults residing in transitional housing. Using grounded theory approach, the themes for a good death were (a) dying peacefully; (b) not suffering; (c) experiencing spiritual connection; and (d) making amends with significant others. Themes for a bad death were (a) experiencing death by accident or violence; (b) prolonging life with life supports; (c) becoming dependent while entering a dying trajectory; and (d) dying alone. Healthcare professionals need to develop approaches for end-of-life care grounded in understanding unique needs of older homeless adults. PMID:25674672

  7. Content Augmentation for Mixed-Mode News Broadcasts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike Dowman; Valentin Tablan; Hamish Cunningham; Borislav Popov; Sirma AI EAD

    2005-01-01

    Rich News, a system that augments news broadcasts with textual content, is described. The system identifies individual stories in news broadcasts, and annotates them with related content from the World Wide Web. The web content is subsequently semantically analysed, and used to produce summary information for each news story. This content can then be delivered to users as part of

  8. From text summarisation to stylespecific summarisation for broadcast news

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    Edinburgh, University of

    ­specific summarisation of broadcast news. 1 Introduction A television or radio news broadcast consists of a set for the broadcast TV news programmes. Q2: To what degree is the performance of summarisers employing these textFrom text summarisation to style­specific summarisation for broadcast news Heidi Christensen 1

  9. Transient News Crowds in Social Media Janette Lehmann1

    E-print Network

    Lalmas, Mounia

    Transient News Crowds in Social Media Janette Lehmann1 , Carlos Castillo2 , Mounia Lalmas3 , Ethan themselves of the latest news through online news services. This is further accentuated by the increasingly seamless integration of social network plat- forms such as Twitter and Facebook into news websites, al

  10. Viewing and Navigating the Historical Context of News

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Viewing and Navigating the Historical Context of News E a r l J W a g n e r M I T M e d i a L a b o of News Situation Gathers and assembles info in news situation Reads looking for patterns "x kidnapped y? #12;Limitations and Next Steps Privileges particular news sources Potential to support user

  11. Stock price jumps: news and volume play a minor role

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Armand Joulin; Augustin Lefevre; Daniel Grunberg; Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

    2008-01-01

    In order to understand the origin of stock price jumps, we cross-correlate high-frequency time series of stock returns with different news feeds. We find that neither idiosyncratic news nor market wide news can explain the frequency and amplitude of price jumps. We find that the volatility patterns around jumps and around news are quite different: jumps are followed by increased

  12. Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1992

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1992. The index is arranged in six sections: subject index, personal names index, news release number index, accession number index, speeches, and news releases.

  13. Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1993

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1993. The index is arranged in six sections: subject index, personal names index, news release number index, accession number index, speeches, and news releases.

  14. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Sign Up -News Home Help

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    Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search New User? Sign In Sign Up -News Home Help Welcome, Guest -Personalize News Home Page Sign In Yahoo! News Thu, Jan 29, 2004 Search News Stories for Search Advanced US rebuffs to a European Union ( - ) embargo on arms sales to Beijing, in the latest sign of frosty ties between Paris

  15. BBC News -Electronic tattoo 'could revolutionise patient monitoring' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14489208[8/14/2011 5:57:03 AM

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    BBC News - Electronic tattoo 'could revolutionise patient monitoring' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news' By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News The sensor can be built into a temporary tattoo 1,662 Share Mobile News Sport Weather Travel TV Radio More Shared Search BBC News Search #12;BBC News - Electronic

  16. Evaluation of Combined 177Lu-DOTA-8-AOC-BBN(7-14)NH2 GRP Receptor Targeted Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in PC-3 Human Prostate Tumor Cell Xenografted SCID Mice

    PubMed Central

    Johnson, Christopher V.; Shelton, Tiffani; Smith, Charles J.; Ma, Lixin; Perry, Michael C.; Volkert, Wynn A.; Hoffman, Timothy J.

    2008-01-01

    The focus of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic benefit of combined gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) receptor targeted-radiotherapy (TRT) with chemotherapy using the PC-3 xenograft SCID mouse model. 177Lu-DOTA-8-AOC-BBN(7-14)NH2 is a radiotherapeutic peptide which specifically targets the gastrin releasing peptide receptor over-expressed on primary and metastatic prostate cancer. The chemotherapeutic agents docetaxel and estramustine, were administered as single agents or in combination with the receptor targeted radiotherapeutic agent. Combination receptor TRT/chemotherapy studies were begun 21 days post xenografting and were conducted as multiple dose trials. The GRP receptor TRT agent was administered every 14 days and single and combination chemotherapy dose regimens were given weekly. Tumor size, body weight, and body condition score were evaluated twice weekly and a hematology profile once weekly. Therapy study tumor volumes were evaluated by way of a repeated measures analysis of variance. Tumor volume measurements at 12 days post dose administration demonstrated a statistically significant (two-tailed p value < 0.05) tumor growth suppression in all experimental groups receiving GRP receptor targeted radiotherapy, when compared to the control group. The two combined GRP receptor TRT/chemotherapy treatment groups demonstrated the greatest tumor growth suppression of all treatment groups. In comparing the two combined GRP receptor TRT/chemotherapy groups to the GRP receptor TRT alone group, a statistically significant difference was demonstrated for the combined groups by day 30, post dose administration. These data demonstrate that GRP receptor targeted radiation therapy using 177Lu-DOTA-8-AOC-BBN(7-14)NH2, employed either alone, or in combination with conventional chemotherapy can suppress the growth of androgen independent prostate cancer. PMID:16706636

  17. U.S. Water News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-07-31

    This online magazine features news articles from around the world about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water. The archives include articles from 1995-present and are searchable by topic: supply, quality, policy, conservation, litigation/rights, global resource, or by keyword. The site also provides a list of water meetings and conferences and a free sample of the Water Investment Newsletter, which includes information about water stocks and investments. Educators can access information and examples for teaching about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water.

  18. NOVA: Science in the News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Payne, Laura X.

    The Australian Academy of Science produces this useful information resource on current scientific news in Australia. NOVA covers a wide range of topics, including soil salinity (how technology is being used to monitor the extent of dryland salinity "threatening large areas of Australia's agricultural zone"), wind power, osteoporosis, the Southern Ocean and global climate, and Fuelling the 21st century, among many others. Each article provides general and in-depth information, including a hyperlinked summary, glossary, and suggested readings. A list of useful sites rounds out each topic.

  19. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Developed as part of the online collections at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Morris Library, the Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index provides historical insight into the campus climate at this unique school. In 2006, Dr. Seymour Bryson, the associate chancellor for diversity, teamed up with several other colleagues to identify articles in the Daily Egyptian (the University's student newspaper) related to the university's historic minority campus populations. The project entailed surveying microfilm and creating searchable transcripts for online access. Currently, the online archive contains over 1,400 items from the Daily Egyptian, and content includes pieces on African American members of the homecoming court, student activists, musical groups, and student government.

  20. Detecting News Event from a Citizen Journalism Website Using Tags

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alton Yeow-kuan Chua; Dion Hoe-lian Goh; Khasfariyati Razikin

    2009-01-01

    The accelerated news cycle and constantly emerging news-worthy events have led to ‘citizen journalism’ where people who are\\u000a non-journalists collect, analyze and disseminate news pieces. This paper seeks to leverage tags drawn from iReport, an active\\u000a citizen journalism Website to detect major news events. The goal is to examine the coverage and efficacy of news detected\\u000a in iReport vis-à-vis those

  1. Bad Dream Frequency in Older Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Prevalence, Correlates, and Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety

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    Nadorff, Michael R.; Porter, Ben; Rhoades, Howard M.; Greisinger, Anthony J.; Kunik, Mark E.; Stanley, Melinda A.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the relation between generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and frequency of bad dreams in older adults. A secondary analysis from a randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety (CBT) to enhanced usual care (EUC), it assessed bad dream frequency at baseline, post-treatment (3 months), and 6, 9, 12 and 15 months. Of 227 participants (mean age = 67.4), 134 met GAD diagnostic criteria (CBT = 70, EUC = 64), with the remaining 93 serving as a comparison group. Patients with GAD had significantly more bad dreams than those without, and bad dream frequency was significantly associated with depression, anxiety, worry, and poor quality of life. CBT for anxiety significantly reduced bad dream frequency at post-treatment and throughout follow-up compared to EUC. PMID:23470116

  2. The bad apple effect and social value orientation in public-goods dilemmas: replication and extension of research findings.

    PubMed

    Wu, Song; Sun, Jiaqing; Cai, Wei; Jin, Shenghua

    2014-06-01

    Two studies were conducted to replicate and extend previous findings on the effect of uncooperative behavior on group cooperation (the "bad apple" effect). Study 1 (56 women, 40 men; M age = 23.5 yr.) manipulated information about contributions from the bad apple, controlling for overall contributions to a group account. Study 2 (50 women, 34 men; M age = 20.4 yr.) compared the effects of a bad apple and a good apple on cooperation. The social value orientation of participants was measured to explore individual differences in the bad apple effect. The results revealed a bad apple (a) decreased cooperation among individuals with proself and prosocial orientations in Study 1, and (b) had a greater effect than a good apple on those who were proself compared to prosocial in Study 2. PMID:25074307

  3. Bad dream frequency in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: prevalence, correlates, and effect of cognitive behavioral treatment for anxiety.

    PubMed

    Nadorff, Michael R; Porter, Ben; Rhoades, Howard M; Greisinger, Anthony J; Kunik, Mark E; Stanley, Melinda A

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the relation between generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and frequency of bad dreams in older adults. A secondary analysis from a randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety to enhanced usual care (EUC) assessed bad dream frequency at baseline, post treatment (3 months), and at 6, 9, 12, and 15 months. Of 227 participants (mean age = 67.4), 134 met GAD diagnostic criteria (CBT = 70, EUC = 64), with the remaining 93 serving as a comparison group. Patients with GAD had significantly more bad dreams than those without, and bad dream frequency was significantly associated with depression, anxiety, worry, and poor quality of life. CBT for anxiety significantly reduced bad dream frequency at post treatment and throughout follow up compared to EUC. PMID:23470116

  4. 10/24/2006 02:59 PMBig Testes or Big Horns? It's One or the Other for Male Beetles Page 1 of 3http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/10/061016-beetle-sperm.html

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    Emlen, Douglas J.

    Animals & Nature News Archaeology & Paleontology News Environment News Health News History & Culture News10/24/2006 02:59 PMBig Testes or Big Horns? It's One or the Other for Male Beetles Page 1 of 3http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news Species? (April 8, 2004) Site Index | Subscribe | Shop | Search Go TODAY'S BEST NEWS PHOTO Photo

  5. Why the Information Explosion Can Be Bad for Data Mining, and

    E-print Network

    Putten, Peter van der

    Why the Information Explosion Can Be Bad for Data Mining, and How Data Fusion Provides a Way Out is to buy syndicated socio-demographic data that have been aggregated at a geographical level. All customers provides a crude example of data fusion: the combination of information from different sources. But one

  6. TA Orientation 2004 Activity 14a. Good and Bad Writing: Expanding Our Vocabulary

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    TA Orientation 2004 Activity 14a. Good and Bad Writing: Expanding Our Vocabulary Page 117 TA Orientation, Fall 2003TA Orientation, Fall 2003 Evaluating Laboratory Reports forEvaluating Laboratory Reports;TA Orientation 2004 Activity 14a (continued) Page 118 TA Orientation, Fall 2003TA Orientation, Fall

  7. Exploring Teenagers' Accounts of Bad Communication: A New Basis for Intervention.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drury, John; Catan, Liza; Dennison, Catherine; Brody, Roz

    1998-01-01

    Argues that evidence of young people's communication experiences is an important resource to inform the targeting and content of intervention that has been overlooked. Adolescents 13-19 years old (N=4048) described a recent communication experience. Self-reported bad communication experiences outweighed good ones only in adolescents'…

  8. “Nephritic flares” are predictors of bad long-term renal outcome in lupus nephritis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gabriella Moroni; Silvana Quaglini; Massimo Maccario; Giovanni Banfi; Claudio Ponticelli

    1996-01-01

    “Nephritic flares” are predictors of bad long-term renal outcome in lupus nephritis. We retrospectively analyzed the courses of 70 patients with lupus nephritis followed for 5 to 30 years (median 127 months). Patient survival was 100% at 10 years and 86% at 20 years. The probability of not reaching the end point (persistent doubling of plasma creatinine) was 85% at

  9. Social Media is NOT that Bad! The Lexical Quality of Social Media

    E-print Network

    Social Media is NOT that Bad! The Lexical Quality of Social Media Luz Rello Web Research and NLP an estimation of the lexical quality of the main Social Media sites. This pa- per presents an updated and complete analysis of the lexical quality of Social Media written in English and Spanish, in- cluding how

  10. "Can't Afford To Lose a Bad Job": Latino Workers in Dane County.

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    Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Wisconsin Strategy.

    A study explored the quality of life of Latinos living in Dane County, Wisconsin. Data collection included door-to-door surveys, in-depth interviews, and analysis of government reports. Findings indicated Latinos often work in bad jobs, characterized by poverty-level wages, rare and inconsistent overtime pay, erratic and inflexible schedules, few…

  11. Logging the Great Lakes Indian Reservations: The Case of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe

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    Steen-Adams, Michelle M.; Langston, Nancy E.; Mladenoff, David J.

    2010-01-01

    The harvest of the Great Lakes primary forest stands (ca. 1860-1925) transformed the region's ecological, cultural, and political landscapes. Although logging affected both Indian and white communities, the Ojibwe experienced the lumber era in ways that differed from many of their white neighbors. When the 125,000-acre Bad River Reservation was…

  12. The Sad, the Mad and the Bad: Co-Existing Discourses of Girlhood

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    Brown, Marion

    2011-01-01

    Three significant, prevailing and overlapping narratives of teenage girls have dominated North American popular consciousness since the early 1990s: the sad girl, victimized by male privilege and misogyny of adolescence and beyond; the mad grrrls who rejected this vulnerability through music and media; and the bad girls of much current popular…

  13. Bad Credit Equilibria with the Abnormally Utilized Commercial Paper: A Catalyst of the Korean Currency Crisis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sungsup Ra; Gong Yan

    2000-01-01

    The paper shows why and how the excessive use of commercial paper by financial institutions and corporations contributed to the vulnerability of the Korean economy to external shocks. We review the unfolding process of the Korean currency crisis, focusing on the role of the commercial paper. We examine how the excessive utilization of commercial paper led to bad credit equilibria

  14. Risky Disclosures on "Facebook": The Effect of Having a Bad Experience on Online Behavior

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    Christofides, Emily; Muise, Amy; Desmarais, Serge

    2012-01-01

    Social network websites are widely used by adolescents, but disclosing in this environment has inherent risks, as does connecting with others online. In a sample of 256 adolescent "Facebook" users, the authors explore the relationship between having a negative experience, privacy knowledge, and behavior. Their reports of bad experiences on…

  15. ORIGINAL PAPER The good bad wolf--wolf evaluation reveals the roots

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ORIGINAL PAPER The good bad wolf--wolf evaluation reveals the roots of the Finnish wolf conflict Abstract This article focuses on the roots of the Finnish wolf conflict by using stakeholder evaluations of the wolf as a tool. The recent growth of the wolf population has highlighted stakeholders_ contradictory

  16. Precursors of morality in the use of the symbols ``good" and ``bad" in two bonobos (Pan

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    Champagne, Frances A.

    Precursors of morality in the use of the symbols ``good" and ``bad" in two bonobos (Pan paniscus Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, United States Abstract Morality is a concept that is based of moral precursors. These findings support recent research that has found moral precursors in several

  17. The Good, The Bad, and the Ambivalent: A Reconceptualization of Attitudes in Information Systems Research

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    Walden, Eric

    The Good, The Bad, and the Ambivalent: A Reconceptualization of Attitudes in Information Systems Department of Psychology Texas Tech University Jeff.larsen@ttu.edu About the Authors: Eric Walden's research of Business Administration at Texas Tech University and Director of the Performance Economics Institute

  18. ‘There’s Something Rotten in the State...’: Bad Smells Inantiquity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    László Bartosiewicz

    2003-01-01

    Smells are extremely important in everyday life. They provide information concerning our environment and evoke associations. In archaeology, however, similarly to other aspects of life in the past, smells can be studied only indirectly. In this study, the organic remains of animal exploitation have been studied at various (prehistoric, classical and medieval) sites. Having identified the sources of bad smells,

  19. Too much dopamine can be bad for you: 1I. Latent inhibition and schizophrenia

    E-print Network

    Niv, Yael

    Too much dopamine can be bad for you: 1I. Latent inhibition and schizophrenia PSY/NEU338:Animal for many of the slides in this presentation Outline · Schizophrenia · Latent inhibition · Latent inhibition as a model of schizophrenia 2 #12;First: Schizophrenia · Schizophrenia = shattered/split mind (note

  20. Research Report Recycling gone bad: When the option to recycle increases

    E-print Network

    Loudon, Catherine

    Research Report Recycling gone bad: When the option to recycle increases resource consumption Jesse Abstract In this study, we propose that the ability to recycle may lead to increased resource usage compared to when a recycling option is not available. Supporting this hypothesis, our first experiment

  1. Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Naturalizing empty concepts Dan Ryder, UBC Okanagan

    E-print Network

    Ryder, Dan

    Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Naturalizing empty concepts Dan Ryder, UBC Okanagan Abstract naturalizing empty concepts? This is one of the major hurdles facing any naturalistic psychosemantics. Empty some relation to obtain between a representation and what it represents. As a result, empty concepts

  2. Is Materialism All That Bad? Effects on Satisfaction with Material Life, Life Satisfaction, and Economic Motivation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sirgy, M. Joseph; Gurel-Atay, Eda; Webb, Dave; Cicic, Muris; Husic-Mehmedovic, Melika; Ekici, Ahmet; Herrmann, Andreas; Hegazy, Ibrahim; Lee, Dong-Jin; Johar, J. S.

    2013-01-01

    The literature in economic psychology and quality-of-life studies alludes to a negative relationship between materialism and life satisfaction. In contrast, the macroeconomic literature implies a positive relationship between material consumption and economic growth. That is, materialism may be both good and bad. We develop a model that reconciles…

  3. The Big, Bad Wolf: Resisting Corporate Evil in "Damages" and "State of Play"

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    Beck, Bernard

    2010-01-01

    Two recent popular entertainments, the television series "Damages" and the movie "State of Play", have business organizations and people in the roles of villains. As thrillers, they employ the conventions that allow the audience to identify the good guys and the bad guys. The fact that business is an institutional area that can be so easily…

  4. SMB Information Security Seminar (2013) Exercise 2 Estimated costs from bad things happening to your

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    2013-01-01

    SMB Information Security Seminar (2013) Exercise 2 ­ Estimated costs from bad things happening to your important information. First, think about the information used in/by your organization. Second, enter into the table below your top two highest priority information types. Third, enter estimated costs

  5. The feedback-related negativity reflects the binary evaluation of good versus bad outcomes

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    Liu, Taosheng

    The feedback-related negativity reflects the binary evaluation of good versus bad outcomes Greg to the evaluation of environmental feedback. In particular, the feedback-related negativity (FRN) has been shown to reflect the evaluation of monetary losses and negative performance feedback. Two experiments were

  6. Bad wine makes for good energy Waste from improper fermentation can transform into electricity, hydrogen

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    MSNBC.com Bad wine makes for good energy Waste from improper fermentation can transform fermentation into electricity and hydrogen. The technology could provide a new and cost effective way to clean home and plenty of food, that is. It takes a lot of water to grow, harvest, process and ferment

  7. Laminopathies: Too Much SUN Is a Bad Thing SUN proteins accelerate the pathological progression of laminopathies.

    E-print Network

    Starr, Daniel A.

    Dispatches Laminopathies: Too Much SUN Is a Bad Thing SUN proteins accelerate the pathological is that high levels of SUN proteins lead to a hyperactive DNA damage response. Daniel A. Starr Lamins the role of SUN proteins at the nuclear envelope. Each proposes an alternative model for how SUN proteins

  8. Good Exemplars of Natural Scene Categories Elicit Clearer Patterns than Bad Exemplars but Not Greater

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    Li, Fei-Fei

    six categories. A multi-voxel pattern classifier trained to discriminate among category blocks showed, but their activity patterns mirror the fundamentally graded nature of human categories. Analysis of the imageGood Exemplars of Natural Scene Categories Elicit Clearer Patterns than Bad Exemplars

  9. Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield

    E-print Network

    West, Douglas B.

    Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield , Daniel W. Cranston on a graph G played by r revolutionaries and s spies. Initially, revolutionaries and then spies occupy, and then each spy has the same option. The revolutionaries win if m of them meet at some vertex having no spy

  10. Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield

    E-print Network

    Cranston, Dan

    Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield , Daniel W. Cranston played by r revolutionaries and s spies. Initially, revolutionaries and then spies occupy vertices spy has the same option. The revolutionaries win if m of them meet at some vertex having no spy (at

  11. Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield

    E-print Network

    Cranston, Dan

    Revolutionaries and spies: Spy-good and spy-bad graphs Jane V. Butterfield , Daniel W. Cranston on a graph G by a team of r revolutionaries and a team of s spies. Initially, revolutionaries and then spies or not move, and then each spy has the same option. The revolutionaries win by holding a meeting of m

  12. Vorlesung Biophysik Braun -Evolution Beware: many bad books on this area

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    Kersting, Roland

    the Evidence - Darwin and the Phylogenetic Tree - Common Strategies of Life - Early Evolution: ProblemsVorlesung Biophysik Braun - Evolution Beware: many bad books on this area of research are floating: The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Coopera- tion - Michael Yarus: Life from an RNA

  13. Vorlesung Biophysik Braun -Evolution eware: many bad books on this area

    E-print Network

    Kersting, Roland

    the Evidence - Darwin and the Phylogenetic Tree - Common Strategies of Life - Early Evolution: ProblemsVorlesung Biophysik Braun - Evolution eware: many bad books on this area of research are floating: The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Coopera- tion - Michael Yarus: Life from an RNA

  14. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: three dierent approaches to break their watermarking system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Furon; F. Cayre; Cesson Sevigne

    The Good is Blondie, a wandering gunman with a strong personal sense of honor. The Bad is Angel Eyes, a sadistic hitman who always hits his mark. The Ugly is Tuco, a Mexican bandit who's always only looking out for himself. Against the backdrop of the BOWS contest, they search for a watermark in gold buried in three images. Each

  15. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Many Faces of Constructivism.

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    Phillips, Denis C.

    1995-01-01

    Argues the good and the bad aspects of constructivism as revealed through the literature, and describes the framework of the three different dimensions constructivist writers fall into. The author also discusses the degree to which each dimension harbors various sociopolitical versus educational concerns. (GR)

  16. Sherlock Holmes and Tchaikovsky Ask: Is Connectionist AI Bad Science? \\Lambda

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    Bringsjord, Selmer

    Sherlock Holmes and Tchaikovsky Ask: Is Connectionist AI Bad Science? \\Lambda Selmer Bringsjord­Horse Race? Part of AI lore is John McCarthy's equestrian metaphor: AI split atop the backs of two racing to be a colorful encapsulation of a formal treatment of AI's connectionist--logicist clash, part of which one of us

  17. Success is good but failure is not so bad either: serial entrepreneurs and venture capital contracting*

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Success is good but failure is not so bad either: serial entrepreneurs and venture capital. Finally, far from getting punished for previous failures, even unsuccessful serial entrepreneurs obtain with thriving entrepreneurship in the United States. JEL Classification Code: G24 Keywords: Venture Capital

  18. Professors Feel Conflict between Roles in Teaching and Research, Say Students Are Badly Prepared.

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    Mooney, Carolyn J.

    1991-01-01

    A national survey examined opinions of college faculty (n=35,478) on a broad range of issues, including teaching, values, political orientation, and quality of professors' personal lives. Respondents feel a conflict between teaching and research roles, believe their students are badly prepared academically, and think their campuses place a high…

  19. Bayesian Networks 1. I can identify rotten meat (r) because it smells bad (s) and because it looks darker than usual

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    Larrosa, Javier

    Bayesian Networks 1. I can identify rotten meat (r) because it smells bad (s) and because it looks) the probability of the meat being rotten given that it smells bad, ii) the probability of the meat being rotten

  20. The NEWS Water Cycle Climatology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rodell, Matthew; Beaudoing, Hiroko Kato; L'Ecuyer, Tristan; William, Olson

    2012-01-01

    NASA's Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) program fosters collaborative research towards improved quantification and prediction of water and energy cycle consequences of climate change. In order to measure change, it is first necessary to describe current conditions. The goal of the first phase of the NEWS Water and Energy Cycle Climatology project was to develop "state of the global water cycle" and "state of the global energy cycle" assessments based on data from modern ground and space based observing systems and data integrating models. The project was a multi-institutional collaboration with more than 20 active contributors. This presentation will describe the results of the water cycle component of the first phase of the project, which include seasonal (monthly) climatologies of water fluxes over land, ocean, and atmosphere at continental and ocean basin scales. The requirement of closure of the water budget (i.e., mass conservation) at various scales was exploited to constrain the flux estimates via an optimization approach that will also be described. Further, error assessments were included with the input datasets, and we examine these in relation to inferred uncertainty in the optimized flux estimates in order to gauge our current ability to close the water budget within an expected uncertainty range.