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The Creators Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Want to learn about punk rock Chinese filmmaking? The latest culture jamming projects in Belgium? The Creators Project can help you out, and it's all the result of a novel partnership between Intel and Vice magazine. On the homepage, visitors can scroll through recently profiled artistic projects, including a toy that travels to the West Coast (courtesy of Google Maps) and a creative collective in South Korea that is revolutionizing design. All of the areas are worth a look here, and the blog shouldn't be missed. Here visitor can learn about new experiments with light sculptures and some claymation that is truly psychedelic.

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MusicStory: a Personalized Music Video Creator David A. Shamma, Bryan Pardo, Kristian J. Hammond  

E-print Network

MusicStory: a Personalized Music Video Creator David A. Shamma, Bryan Pardo, Kristian J. Hammond Street Spirit (Fade Out). public media in the context of automated, web-based, installations. This genre to build an autonomous music video creator that takes an audio file (mp3, wma, etc.) as input and output

Pardo, Bryan

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Pathways to Provenance: "DACS" and Creator Descriptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Describing Archives: A Content Standard" breaks important ground for American archivists in its distinction between creator descriptions and archival material descriptions. Implementations of creator descriptions, many using Encoded Archival Context (EAC), are found internationally. "DACS"'s optional approach of describing creators in authority…

Weimer, Larry

2007-01-01

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Clothing creator trademark : Business plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

SYMAGERY has developed a patented process to manufacture clothing without direct human labor. This CLOTHING CREATOR{trademark}, will have the ability to produce two (2) perfect garments every 45 seconds or one (1) every 30 seconds. The process will combine Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) technology with heat molding and ultrasonic bonding\\/cutting techniques. This system for garment production, will have the capacity

1990-01-01

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Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International holds wide range of natural science and socioeconomic research and educational activities of China. These databases are integrated with agricultural, land use, environmental, socioeconomic data to track China

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Clothing creator trademark : Business plan  

SciTech Connect

SYMAGERY has developed a patented process to manufacture clothing without direct human labor. This CLOTHING CREATOR{trademark}, will have the ability to produce two (2) perfect garments every 45 seconds or one (1) every 30 seconds. The process will combine Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) technology with heat molding and ultrasonic bonding/cutting techniques. This system for garment production, will have the capacity to produce garments of higher quality and at lower productions costs than convention cut and sew methods. ADVANTAGES of the process include: greatly reduced production costs; increased quality of garments; reduction in lead time; and capacity to make new class of garments. This technology will accommodate a variety of knit, woven and nonwoven materials containing a majority of synthetic fibers. Among the many style of garments that could be manufactured by this process are: work clothing, career apparel, athletic garments, medical disposables, health care products, activewear, haz/mat garments, military clothing, cleanroom clothing, outdoor wear, upholstery, and highly contoured stuffed toy shells. 3 refs.

Stern, B.

1990-10-01

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Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum  

E-print Network

This paper highlights the diverse possibilities in the rich community of educators from the Conceptual Learning of Science (CoLoS) and Open Source Physics (OSP) movement to engage, enable and empower educators and students, to create interactive digital media through computer modeling. This concept revolves around a paradigmatic shift towards participatory learning through immersive computer modeling, as opposed to using technology for information transmission. We aim to engage high school educators to professionally develop themselves by creating and customizing simulations possible through Easy Java Simulation (Ejs) and its learning community. Ejs allows educators to be designers of learning environments through modifying source codes of the simulation. Educators can conduct lessons with students' using these interactive digital simulations and rapidly enhance the simulation through changing the source codes personally. Ejs toolkit, its library of simulations and growing community contributed simulation cod...

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

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Title: Ontario Fundamental Data Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Ontario Fundamental Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Land Information Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Keywords (Place): Ontario Keywords (Subject): Boundaries, Protected Land Areas, Land Use, Buildings, Parks

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Title: National Road Network: Ontario Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: National Road Network: Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural/A Keywords (Place): Ontario Keywords (Subject): Roads Restrictions: Data are subject to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement. Access: Online linkage: http://www.geobase.ca Citation: Ontario. Ministry

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Title: Ontario Parcel Data Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Ontario Parcel Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Teranet Inc. Publisher: Teranet Inc/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Ontario Keywords (Subject): Land Use; Property Boundaries Restrictions agreement form. Contact: Map and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation: Teranet Inc. "Ontario Parcel Data

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Title: Soils: Southern Ontario Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Soils: Southern Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Edition: N Ontario. Data Type: Vector Digital Data Format: Shapfile Datum / Map Projection: NAD83 / Lambert Conformal

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Title: Ontario Greenbelt Boundary File Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Ontario Greenbelt Boundary File Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: N/A Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: The Ontario Greenbelt

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Title: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Geospatial of World Vector Shoreline (WVS) consists of a single worldwide database called WVSPLUS. Six libraries exist and other lines of separation, administrative areas and oceans. The Maritime Boundaries (MAB) and Maritime

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Title: Oak Ridges Moraine Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Oak Ridges Moraine Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: NAD83 /UTM Resolution: N/A Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Oak Rides Moraine. Ministry of Natural Resources. "Oak Ridges Moraine" [electronic resource: vector]. Peterborough, Ontario

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Outsider Art and the autistic creator  

PubMed Central

Outsider Art (art brut) is defined as a mode of original artistic expression which thrives on its independence, shunning the public sphere and the art market. Such art can be highly idiosyncratic and secretive, and reflects the individual creator's attempt to construct a coherent, albeit strange, private world. Certain practitioners of what may be termed autistic art are examined in the light of this definition; their work is considered as evidence not of a medical condition but of an expressive intentionality entirely worthy of the interest of those drawn to the aesthetic experience. PMID:19528031

Cardinal, Roger

2009-01-01

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Exceptional Creators to the World of Children: Investigating Children's Authors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exceptional creators develop existing domains or create new domains through their contribution of products that are highly valued by society in a particular domain. Typically, adults make these value judgments. This study explored whether Gardner's (1997) model of an Exceptional Creator [EC], which was developed from a cross-domain analysis and…

Diezmann, Carmel M.

2008-01-01

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The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The companion site to this week's excellent Frontline explores the symbiotic relationships between teens, the media, and the creators and sellers of popular culture. In the program, Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff interviews marketers, media executives, cultural/media critics, and members of the teen market that the former are so desperately trying to reach (and create). Among other things, Rushkoff explores the "mook" (young male) and "midriff" (young female) stereotypes and the marketing of supposedly anti-establishment rage rockers. At the site, visitors can explore the major themes of the film, read interview transcripts and the reactions of teens who viewed the program, and learn about some of the companies and media giants featured in the film. Also included are a discussion list, a teacher's guide, and some additional short features.

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El Silencio: A Rural Community of Learners and Media Creators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-to-one learning environment, where each participating student and the teacher use a laptop computer, provides an invaluable opportunity for rethinking learning and studying the ways in which children can program computers and learn to think about their own thinking styles and become epistemologists. This article presents a study done in a…

Urrea, Claudia

2010-01-01

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Designing for remixing : supporting an Online community of amateur creators  

E-print Network

This work describes a framework for the design and study of an online community of amateur creators. I focus on remixing as the lens to understand the contexts and processes of creative expression as it is fostered within ...

Monroy-Hernández, Andrés

2012-01-01

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Implementing social media in technical communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social media changes traditional technical communication by turning a passive, reading audience into active, contributing participants. Using social media channels, the technical communicators get closer to the users, breaching the gap between the creators and consumers of the support content. Currently, social media channels are an underutilised asset for the technical communicators and for the companies that employ them, because

Laura Katajisto

2010-01-01

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The sharing of wonderful ideas : influence and interaction in Online Communities of Creators  

E-print Network

This thesis presents a new framework for understanding how communities of creators share work, influence one another's creative processes, and learn from one another. I introduce the concept of Online Communities of Creators ...

Sylvan, Elisabeth, 1973-

2008-01-01

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How Easy is 'Easy Java Simulations' Programming?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How Easy is 'Easy Java Simulations' Programming? was written by mathematics professor Tim Chartier and his student Erich Kreutzer to introduce and review EJS for the MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library. The artticle discuss its striking benefits and also its limitations and explains how EJS can do the heavy-lifting of adding graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to your computer programs.

Chartier, Tim; Kreutzer, Erich

2009-09-11

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Title: CLUPA Modifying Land Use Area Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: CLUPA Modifying Land Use Area Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: Contains land use direction and the geographic extent they represent that supplements and/or modifies the principal land use direction for Crown Land. Refer to Ontario

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Title: CLUPA Primary Land Use Area Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: CLUPA Primary Land Use Area Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: Contains the principal land use direction and the geographic extent they represent for Crown Land. Refer to Ontario's Crown Land Use Policy Atlas Area website (http

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: 1966 Land Use Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: 1966 Land Use Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Archives, covering over 2.5 million square kilometers of land and water. The Land-Use Capability dataset divided land), 60 (north), 42 (south) Index Map: Canada Land Inventory Land-Use Indexes Keywords (Place): Canada

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Recreation Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Recreation Data Creator / Copyright Owner Updates: N/A Abstract: The Canada Land Inventory is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary land inventory of rural Canada, covering over 2.5 million square kilometers of land and water. The Land Capability

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Ungulates Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Ungulates Data Creator / Copyright Owner Updates: N/A Abstract: The Canada Land Inventory is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary land inventory of rural Canada, covering over 2.5 million square kilometers of land and water. The Land Capability

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Agriculture Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Agriculture Data Creator / Copyright Owner Updates: N/A Series Title: Soil Capability Classification for Agriculture Abstract: The Canada Land Inventory is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary land inventory of rural Canada, covering over 2.5 million

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Title: Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) developed a population data collection for Mexico, drawing on a unique set of georeferenced population data. Mexico is of particular interest because of its

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Title: IKONOS Satellite Image of North York, Ontario Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: IKONOS Satellite Image of North York, Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Geo: -79.3930 degrees #12;Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Toronto, Ontario; North York, Ontario; York University, Ontario Keywords (Subject): Satellite Imagery, Aerial Images Restrictions: Data is licensed

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Title: Ontario Base Map (OBM) [Ontario Basic Mapping] Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Ontario Base Map (OBM) [Ontario Basic Mapping] Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario/A Publication Date: N/A Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: In 1975, the Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) Program was created to provide a common geographic database for the Province of Ontario. This OBM program

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Title: OTN (Ontario Trail Network) Trail Segment Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: OTN (Ontario Trail Network) Trail Segment Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2009 Coverage Date(s): September 2008 Updates: N/A Abstract: The OTN (Ontario Trail Network

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Title: OTN (Ontario Trail Network) Trailhead Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: OTN (Ontario Trail Network) Trailhead Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2009 Coverage Date(s): September 2008 Updates: N/A Abstract: The OTN (Ontario Trail Network

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Title: CanMap RouteLogistics: Ontario Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: CanMap RouteLogistics: Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: DMTI Spatial Inc. Publisher and highways as well as streetfiles/names for Ontario. It also includes some topographic features from (west), -74 (east), 57 (north), 41.5 (south) Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Ontario #12;Keywords

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Title: Digital Terrain Model of Southern Ontario Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Digital Terrain Model of Southern Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: First Base/A Coverage Date(s): 2002 Updates: N/A Abstract: The Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of southern Ontario / UTM (17) Resolution: N/A Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Ontario Keywords (Subject

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Authority Control for Creators in Italy: Theory and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first part of the article illustrates the connections between the debate on "ISAAR(CPF)" and archival authority control and the discussions about the nature of archives and their relationships with their creators that have taken place within the Italian archival community during the twentieth century. The second part of the article offers some…

Savoja, Maurizio; Vitali, Stefano

2007-01-01

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Forestry Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Forestry Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National/A Series Title: Land Capability Classification for Forestry Abstract: The Canada Land Inventory of land and water. The Land Capability for Forestry rates land into 7 classes depending on its capability

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Interview with the Web's Creator: Tim Berners-Lee  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wired News has posted an audio recording and the text of its recent interview with World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee. In the interview, Berners-Lee talks about "the Web's development, his thoughts about its current state, and his predictions for the future." Users can hear the 31-minute interview in its entirety in QuickTime audio or MP3 format or listen to selected highlights.

Oakes, Chris.

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Web reporting made easy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of today's focus on client-server computing is turning towards three-tier web-based applications using either an open source model or the Microsoft model. In either case, creating web-based reports that are not only easy to read from the web but are also in a clean printable 8.5x11 format is a challenge. Typically, in a standard web report data is pulled

Brent Wilson

2002-01-01

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EASy: Expert authorizations system  

SciTech Connect

Equifax Check Services provides retail merchants and other businesses with quality decisions concerning the acceptability. risk. or fraudulence of customer checks. The greatest percentage of these decisions are provided automatically through on-line links with point-of-sale terminals. When a transaction is suspect, a referral notice is generated directing the merchant to call one of Equifax Check Services` authorization centers for additional processing. This processing considers a wide variety of information unavailable through online processing, thereby giving consumers the greatest possible benefit of doubt prior to declining checks. These high-risk authorizations had historically been handled using a legacy mainframe system involving a high degree of manual intervention. Authorizations agents would complete a lengthy, rigorous training regimen, and be monitored as to their performance. Pursuit of service excellence caused Equifax, in conjunction with Brightware Corporation, to develop the Expert Authorization System (EASy), a rule-based solution for check authorizations that uses an innovative twist on a standard blackboard architecture. EASy was deployed and is used today by as many as 300 concurrent users. By encapsulating extensive domain knowledge, EASy has effectively eliminated authorization errors, provided consistent and replicable decisions, reduced elapsed time to a decision, and reduced the average agent training time from 4-6 weeks to 3 days.

Altfeld, J. [Brightware, Inc., Roswell, GA (United States); Landon, D.F.; Daniels, C.J. [Equifax Check Services, Tampa, FL (United States)

1996-12-31

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Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast: Interview Series: Speak Easy Founder, Erica Walch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this podcast, Mike and Gordon interview Erica Walch, creator of Speak Easy, the instructional system which teaches users to speak American English with an American accent to enhance social and business experiences. The running time for the show is 18:00.This podcast is available for direct download in mp3 format from the Libsyn site, or click here to subscribe to the whole series in iTunes.

Qaissaunee, Michael

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GFI - EASY PC GRAPHICS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Easy PC Graphics (GFI) is a graphical plot program that permits data to be easily and flexibly plotted. Data is input in a standard format which allows easy data entry and evaluation. Multiple dependent axes are also supported. The program may either be run in a stand alone mode or be embedded in the user's own software. Automatic scaling is built in for several logarithmic and decibel scales. New scales are easily incorporated into the code through the use of object-oriented programming techniques. For the autoscale routines and the actual plotting code, data is not retrieved directly from a file, but a "method" delivers the data, performing scaling as appropriate. Each object (variable) has state information which selects its own scaling. GFI is written in Turbo Pascal version 6.0 for IBM PC compatible computers running MS-DOS. The source code will only compile properly with the Turbo Pascal v. 6.0 or v. 7.0 compilers; however, an executable is provided on the distribution disk. This executable requires at least 64K of RAM and DOS 3.1 or higher, as well as an HP LaserJet printer to print output plots. The standard distribution medium for this program is one 5.25 inch 360K MS-DOS format diskette. The contents of the diskette are compressed using the PKWARE archiving tools. The utility to unarchive the files, PKUNZIP.EXE, is included. An electronic copy of the documentation is provided on the distribution medium in ASCII format. GFI was developed in 1993.

Katz, R. B.

1994-01-01

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RETHINKING METHODS AND CONCEPTS OF ANTHROPOLOG- ICAL STUDIES ON AFRICAN PYGMIES' WORLD VIEW: THE CREATOR-GOD AND THE DEAD  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fact that there is no evidence of a creator-god, whose existence was claimed by Schebesta, in the beliefs of the Mbuti Pygmies, a large group of African pygmies, is confirmed by the observations of the present author and other researchers. The reason why Schebesta made up the creator-god is explored and described; he was under the strong influence of

Masato SAWADA

2001-01-01

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Title: City of Mississauga Streets and Land Use Data Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: City of Mississauga Streets and Land Use Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City quarterly Abstract: The City of Mississauga Streets and Land Use Data consist of vector data describing centerlines and transit routes, and polygons for parks, postal code areas, and land use/zoning. Data Type

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Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Waterfowl Wildlife Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Waterfowl Wildlife Data Creator / Copyright Owner Updates: N/A Abstract: The Canada Land Inventory is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary land inventory of rural Canada, covering over 2.5 million square kilometers of land and water. The Land Capability

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Paths, Trees, and Flowers "Jack Edmonds has been one of the creators of the  

E-print Network

Paths, Trees, and Flowers "Jack Edmonds has been one of the creators of the field of combinatorial optimization and polyhedral combinatorics. His 1965 paper `Paths, Trees, and Flowers' [1] was one of the first arcs. Such a graph is called a "tree." Every isomer defines a tree of carbon atoms whose nodes

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Technology Uses in Creating Second Language Learning Environments: When Learners Are Creators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From a learner-as-creator perspective, this study investigates how second language learners use technology, especially computers and the Internet, to construct their language learning environments. This study also attempts to identify factors that affected the frequency of technology by second language learners. Participants were 102 Chinese…

Zhang, Gaoming

2010-01-01

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Title: Census of Canada 2001: Census Tract Profile: Winnipeg, Manitoba Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Census of Canada 2001: Census Tract Profile: Winnipeg, Manitoba Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Statistics Canada Publisher: Statistics Canada Edition: 2001 Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2003. Contact: Map and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation: Canada. Statistics Canada. "Census of Canada

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Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator / Copyright) and the Global Rural- Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) are the latest developments in the rendering of human the globe. GRUMP builds on GPWv3 by incorporating urban and rural information, allowing new insights

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Photonic layered media  

DOEpatents

A new class of structured dielectric media which exhibit significant photonic bandstructure has been invented. The new structures, called photonic layered media, are easy to fabricate using existing layer-by-layer growth techniques, and offer the ability to significantly extend our practical ability to tailor the properties of such optical materials.

Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01

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Effect of in-plane easy axis orientation in narrow track recording  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of crystalline easy axis orientation in longitudinal thin-film recording media is studied via micromagnetic modeling. The focus is on bicrystal films, in which the crystalline easy axes are oriented in two specified orthogonal directions. Hysteresis properties, side writing phenomena, and on-track noise behavior of the films are studied. Comparisons were made with oriented and planar isotropic films. It

Jian-Gang Zhu; Xiao-Guang Ye; Thomas C. Arnoldussen

1993-01-01

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Why is conversation so easy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional accounts of language processing suggest that monologue – presenting and listening to speeches – should be more straightforward than dialogue – holding a conversation. This is clearly not the case. We argue that conversation is easy because of an interactive processing mechanism that leads to the alignment of linguistic representations between partners. Interactive alignment occurs via automatic alignment channels

Simon Garrod; Martin J. Pickering

2004-01-01

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Fast and Easy Website Tuneups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents fast, easy and helpful hints for making web sites that people will want to use over and over again. These tips include: (1) Making sure that the website's copyright statement is up-to-date; (2) Adding "last updated" code to each webpage at the site; (3) Adding photos to the site's contact information; (4) Turning boring old…

Wisniewski, Jeff

2008-01-01

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Making Information Easy to Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an information processing model which can be used to make operating instructions and reference manuals easy for customers to understand and remember. Long-term and short-term memory, readability of text, the use of graphics, and providing cues to improve retention are discussed in terms of the model. (EJS)

Waite, Robert

1982-01-01

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Easy-to-Make Cryophoruses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cryophorus dramatically demonstrates the cooling effect of evaporation. This article describes some simple and easy-to-make cryophoruses, ideal for demonstrating evaporative cooling to students at all levels. The most dramatic effects occurred with cyclohexane and benzene, with water generally freezing more slowly. (Contains 4 notes, 2 tables,…

Battino, Rubin; Letcher, Trevor M.

2008-01-01

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Quick and Easy Classroom Makeover  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers simple design ideas on classroom transformation that are easy on the pocketbook and will make the biggest difference to teachers and their students. These include: (1) Go with a splash of color; (2) Use bright fabrics; (3) Stick with blues and greens; (4) Use color to create nooks; (5) Buddy up with a shop class; (6) Hide the…

Adams, Caralee

2006-01-01

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EASI - EQUILIBRIUM AIR SHOCK INTERFERENCE  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

New research on hypersonic vehicles, such as the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP), has raised concerns about the effects of shock-wave interference on various structural components of the craft. State-of-the-art aerothermal analysis software is inadequate to predict local flow and heat flux in areas of extremely high heat transfer, such as the surface impingement of an Edney-type supersonic jet. EASI revives and updates older computational methods for calculating inviscid flow field and maximum heating from shock wave interference. The program expands these methods to solve problems involving the six shock-wave interference patterns on a two-dimensional cylindrical leading edge with an equilibrium chemically reacting gas mixture (representing, for example, the scramjet cowl of the NASP). The inclusion of gas chemistry allows for a more accurate prediction of the maximum pressure and heating loads by accounting for the effects of high temperature on the air mixture. Caloric imperfections and specie dissociation of high-temperature air cause shock-wave angles, flow deflection angles, and thermodynamic properties to differ from those calculated by a calorically perfect gas model. EASI contains pressure- and temperature-dependent thermodynamic and transport properties to determine heating rates, and uses either a calorically perfect air model or an 11-specie, 7-reaction reacting air model at equilibrium with temperatures up to 15,000 K for the inviscid flowfield calculations. EASI solves the flow field and the associated maximum surface pressure and heat flux for the six common types of shock wave interference. Depending on the type of interference, the program solves for shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction, expansion-fan/boundary-layer interaction, attaching shear layer or supersonic jet impingement. Heat flux predictions require a knowledge (from experimental data or relevant calculations) of a pertinent length scale of the interaction. Output files contain flow-field information for the various shock-wave interference patterns and their associated maximum surface pressure and heat flux predictions. EASI is written in FORTRAN 77 for a DEC VAX 8500 series computer using the VAX/VMS operating system, and requires 75K of memory. The program is available on a 9-track 1600 BPI magnetic tape in DEC VAX BACKUP format. EASI was developed in 1989. DEC, VAX, and VMS are registered trademarks of the Digital Equipment Corporation.

Glass, C. E.

1994-01-01

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Easy Gardening.....Disease Control  

E-print Network

Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System E-508 05-09 -1- DISEASE CONTROL ? DISEASE CONTROL ? DISEASE C Easy Gardening 9 areas where the same vegetable or vegeta- bles from the same plant family have been planted in the past 24 months. Plants of the same... and prevent many root diseases and fruit rots. When possible, train the vegetables to grow upright on cages or trellises. This keeps the fruit from contacting the ground and reduces fruit rots. Plant disease-resistant varieties when they are available...

Johnson, Jerral; Johnson, Jerral

2009-05-29

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New-Media Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy…

Ohler, Jason

2009-01-01

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Weather Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project explores factors that help create severe winter weather. An interactive simulation provides hands-on experience, followed by guiding questions and resource exploration. Form groups of three. Explore the following simulation: Weather Maker Simulator Use the simulation to answer the following questions on paper. 1. In general, when are winds formed? 2. When winds are blowing, how can you get them to stop? 3. What can you do to make it rain or even snow? 4. Does it always snow when ...

Kshumway

2009-09-28

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Easy CD-DA Extractor 4.5.2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Billing itself as "the most complete CD-ripping solution available" as well as the fastest (a 40 percent increase in performance since the last edition), Easy CD-DA Extractor supports a variety of formats: mp3, Windows Media Player, Ogg Vorbis, TwinVQ, .wav, and .aiff. Using the program, you can copy CDs and convert from any of the supported formats (except .aiff) to any other. Users can define the length of the tracks they record; download in formation from the freedb, the Internet Compact Disc Database; normalize the music; and more. The program is shareware and costs $19.95.

2001-01-01

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Easy Ordermap 2014 Banqueting support ................................................................................................. 5  

E-print Network

Easy Ordermap 2014 #12;2 Inhoud #12;3 INHOUD Banqueting support................................................................................................................25 #12;4 #12;5 BANQUETING SUPPORT Inleiding Welkom in de wereld van Eurest Campus Services. De easy banquetingmap bevat de meest gevraagde en meest voorkomende banqueting mogelijkheden. Maar voor speciale wensen

Franssen, Michael

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Delta Dental PPO Easy, Friendly, Accessible  

E-print Network

your claims. And check out Delta Dental's oral health resources for tips and information that can help great oral health. The Delta Dental PPO* plan makes it easy for you to find a dentist, and easy for your plan, please consult your student health center insurance representative. Plan Benefit Highlights

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Alternative Media as Critical Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article deals with the category of alternative media from a theoretical perspective. It aims to develop a definition and to distinguish different dimensions of alternative media. The article is a contribution to theoretical foundations of alternative media studies. The notion of alternative media as critical media is introduced. Critical media product content shows the suppressed possibilities of existence, antagonisms

Christian Fuchs

2010-01-01

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Media Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are the web links associated with my media literacy lessons based on \\"Media Madness - an insiders guide to Media\\" by Dominic Ali Part 1 : Media Literacy Take the Are you Literate Quiz Media Literacy Quiz Sitcom Clip Sitcom Clip Commercial Clip Commercial Clip CD Covers CD Cover: Abby RoadCD Cover: SGT PeppersDark side of the Moon ...

Morey, Mrs.

2008-04-13

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Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The paper Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations describes the use of the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling and authoring tool and shows how this tool can be used to teach mechanics concepts using computer modeling. Although the modeling method can be used without computers, the use of computers allows students to study problems that are difficult and time consuming, to visualize their results, and to communicate their results with others. The combination of computer modeling with theory and experiment can achieve insight and understanding that cannot be achieved with only one approach. Journal article available from http://scitation.aip.org/tpt/

Christian, Wolfgang; Franciscouembre

2008-05-30

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Six Easy Steps to Online Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Against his better instincts, the author, an educator at West Texas A&M University, shares his school's recipe for developing a successful online learning program. He discusses six easy steps to online success. These include: (1) clean up one's act; (2) answers in 24 hours; (3) plenty of structure; (4) format phone conferences at midterm; (5) do…

Rose, Richard

2011-01-01

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Energy Research Made Easy Our Mission  

E-print Network

Energy Research Made Easy Our Mission To advance environmental and economic well-being by providing unmatched energy services, products, education and information based on world-class research. Overview Our staff of approximately 100 people (energy engineers, energy specialists, technical experts, soft- ware

Collins, Gary S.

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Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With 101 easy and inexpensive activities to do on school grounds, "Schoolyard Science" can help students develop their observation and inquiry skills as well as an appreciation of their outdoor environment. Covering topics such as lower plants, gardens, insects and other invertebrates, energy, and Earth science, Thomas Lord and Holly Travis…

Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

2011-01-01

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Teaching is Easy Courseware Authoring System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a narrative review of a teacher microcomputer authoring system called Teaching is Easy (National Collegiate Software Clearing House, 1983). This simplified menu-driven authoring system allows the teacher to create class-specific drill and practice exercises on IBM PC or 100% compatible clones. Reported cost is $20, and learning time is…

Huehner, David R.

1986-01-01

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New Media Studies: Web Culture, Design, and Reviews a Go-Go  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Yes, that subtitle is correct. Despite its author's obvious fondness for all things Sixties (there are pastel daisies on the homepage), this is an excellent site to consult for both creators and scholars of Internet culture. The site features reviews (with accompanying links) of Websites and books devoted to Internet culture, economics, and design. The site's creator -- David Gauntlett, Lecturer at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds -- also posts a Debates section that offers text and links to represent both sides of questions such as "Did Microsoft Ruin the Internet?" and "Is the Internet a Killer?" There's more, but I will just point out one last item: the site's link to Gauntlett's other Internet brainchild, {www.theory.org.uk}, which features a Resources and Reviews section providing essays, bibliographies, and some annotated links on major figures and topics in communication studies, from Judith Butler, Michel Foucault and Antonio Gramsci to Queer Theory, Web culture, and "media effects."

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Media education.  

PubMed

The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that exposure to mass media (eg, television, movies, video and computer games, the Internet, music lyrics and videos, newspapers, magazines, books, advertising) presents health risks for children and adolescents but can provide benefits as well. Media education has the potential to reduce the harmful effects of media and accentuate the positive effects. By understanding and supporting media education, pediatricians can play an important role in reducing harmful effects of media on children and adolescents. PMID:20876180

Strasburger, Victor C

2010-11-01

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Planar graphical models which are easy  

SciTech Connect

We describe a rich family of binary variables statistical mechanics models on planar graphs which are equivalent to Gaussian Grassmann Graphical models (free fermions). Calculation of partition function (weighted counting) in the models is easy (of polynomial complexity) as reduced to evaluation of determinants of matrixes linear in the number of variables. In particular, this family of models covers Holographic Algorithms of Valiant and extends on the Gauge Transformations discussed in our previous works.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chernyak, Vladimir [WAYNE STATE UNIV

2009-01-01

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Track edge overwrite and easy axis orientation in narrow track recording  

Microsoft Academic Search

Micromagnetic modeling is utilized to study the track edge overwrite characteristics and correlations with grain easy axes orientation in longitudinal thin film recording media. The authors compare well-oriented films with planar isotropic films. It is found that for well-oriented films, the side-written band contains signal-related magnetic pole density. The pole density patterns exhibit strong dependence on previously written transitions at

Xiao-Guang Ye; Jian-Gang Zhu; Thomas C. Arnoldussen

1993-01-01

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Media Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The tagline of the Media Channel organization is "As The Media Watch the World We Watch The Media". Founded by media experts Danny Schechter and Rory O'Connor, Media Channel is "concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small". On their site, visitors can learn about some of their most recent work, which includes sophisticated media analysis of current events, information about journalists in danger, and ongoing coverage of national and international elections and political campaigns. Visitors can make their way through the site's various sections, which include "New Media", "Agenda Setter", "Ownership & Policy", and "Awards". Visitors who find their work useful may also wish to sign up for Media Channel's free electronic newsletter.

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Easy-to-read Health Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers this collection of links to easy-to-read Web sites for health-related information. Topics cover everything from diabetes to wound dressing to environmental health and safety. The site appears as an extensive list of links organized by topic. A main menu at the top of the page allows users to quickly jump to subjects of interest. The links lead to pages from National Institutes of Health Web sites and other authoritative sources, and are selected for their brevity and clarity. Some Spanish version Web links are provided.

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New Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue explores lower Manhattan's burgeoning "New Media" industry, a growing source of jobs in lower Manhattan. The first article, "New Media Manpower Issues" (Rodney Alexander), addresses manpower, training, and workforce demands faced by new media companies in New York City. The second article, "Case Study: Hiring @ Dynamid" (John…

Downtown Business Quarterly, 1998

1998-01-01

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Students as Co-creators: the Development of Student Learning Networks in PeerWise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

PeerWise, an online tool that facilitates peer learning through student-generated content in the form of multiple-choice questions, was implemented in a large introductory university physics course. Interactions between students engaged in PeerWise were investigated using social network analysis. This showed that a dense and relatively equitable network was formed, giving students direct and easy access to the whole cohort through sharing and answering questions. A statistically significant correlation was found between studentsâ use of PeerWise and their performance in the end-of-course examination, even after taking into account their prior ability as measured by assessment prior to the start of the course. This suggests that students benefit from engaging with their peers, not only by sharing or answering a large number of questions but perhaps by being exposed to a wide range of question styles, levels, explanations and comments.

Hardy, Judy; Kay, Alison E.; Galloway, Ross K.

2014-01-31

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Mixed Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While institutions do not often have a hook as compelling as an eagerly awaited movie, great content is critical for media relations success--and coupling it with the right distribution channel can ensure the story finds the right audience. Even better, retooling it for several media platforms can extend the life and reach of a story. The changes…

Peterson, Erin

2010-01-01

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Understanding+EasyMock+ Por3olioApp++EasyMock+&+JUnit+  

E-print Network

+ · App+uses+a+stock+market+service+to+retrieve+ stock+prices+(such+as+NASDAQ)+ · Wouldn't+hit+the+real+stock+market+ · StockMarket+interface+ ­to+retrieve+the+stock+prices+ ­We+will+mock+this+ WriMng+test+cases+ · Line+1+­+createMock()+G+ask+EasyMock+to+create+a+ mock+object+for+our+StockMarket+interface+ · Line+2+­+expect

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

81

Kraith Creator"s Manual Issue 1  

E-print Network

one touchy situa tion by detonating laughter at the expense of the only ones who can really take it without getting violent. More than once, he used his unique method to inform the Vulcans that there was a misunderstanding in progress.../3 years (though the inter val might be irregular). We will refer to this as the two year cycle.^# We have no direct, authorityve information regarding at what age pon farr can be expected to start.6. To deduce this, we must go far afield and construct...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

1973-01-01

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EASI program improvements for HP67 and TI59 calculators  

Microsoft Academic Search

EASI (Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption) is an effective, simple method which has been developed for use in evaluating physical security systems. The usefulness of the method is enhanced by the fact that it can be implemented on a programmable pocket calculator. New EASI programs for the Hewlett-Packard HP-67 and the Texas Instruments TI-59 calculators are provided. These new programs

H. A. Bennett; D. W. Sasser

1978-01-01

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Characteristics and Conceptual Framework of the Easy-Play Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Easy-Play Model offers a defined framework to organize games that promote an inclusive and enjoyable sport experience. The model can be implemented by participants playing sports in educational, recreational or social contexts with the goal of achieving an active lifestyle in an inclusive, cooperative and enjoyable environment. The Easy-Play…

Lu, Chunlei; Steele, Kyle

2014-01-01

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Outdoor Education Equipment: Plans for Easy-to-Make Items.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document is a versatile publication providing an outdoor education aid for teaching elementary (beginning with grade 4), high school, and college students. The process is one of learning by doing; i.e., the students construct their own instruments for field studies. The book presents over 100 ideas in an easy-to-follow, easy-to-use format.…

Bachert, Russel E., Jr.; Snooks, Emerson L.

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Viewing media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to a three-stage process for viewing media. The three stages are preparing, viewing and listening, and reflecting. A student tip sheet explains each stage and enables students to work through the processes in a step-by-step manner while seeing how the information is tied together. Students prepare, examine, and critically summarize their new information. A graphic organizer provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the media they have viewed. A brief outline of the three stages provides students with a handy summary to use while viewing media. The downloadable activity sheets are pdf files. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Projec, Iowa P.

2004-01-01

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Media Training  

ScienceCinema

With the LHC starting up soon, the world's media are again turning their attention to CERN. We're all likely to be called upon to explain what is happening at CERN to media, friends and neighbours. The seminar will be given by BBC television news journalists Liz Pike and Nadia Marchant, and will deal with the kind of questions we're likely to be confronted with through the restart period. The training is open for everybody. Make sure you arrive early enough to get a seat - there are only 200 seats in the Globe. The session will also be webcast: http://webcast.cern.ch/

None

2011-10-06

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High Pressure Experimental Deformation in Talc Assemblies: Cheap, Easy, Wrong  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Early methods of applying high pressures in the Griggs piston-cylinder triaxial deformation apparatus employed solid confining media thought to be weak compared with the silicate samples under investigation. Griggs apparatus sample assemblies with talc as the confining medium have been used in large numbers of experimental studies of rock deformation at pressures of 1.0 to 2.0 GPa. Modern methods now use solid and molten salts as confining media, with flow strengths that are low for solid salts (at elevated temperatures) and zero for molten salts; yet, talc continues to be used when deformation microstructures are used to infer differential stress. Recent comparison experiments conducted in the Griggs apparatus and gas apparatus have yielded calibrations that enable accurate stress measurements using solid and molten salt assemblies. These calibrations demonstrate that differential stresses measured at high confining pressures using the Griggs apparatus are systematically high, yet they are correctable. They also indicate that a significant portion of the required stress correction is due to friction in the nested loading column of the apparatus. No other correction is required for molten salt assemblies and the offset in stress measurements using solid salt assemblies, due to the strength of solid salt, is considerably smaller than previously thought. Encouraged by these calibrations for solid and molten salt assemblies, we performed similar comparison experiments in the Griggs apparatus using traditional, easy-to-use talc assemblies with the goal of developing another calibration for high-pressure stress measurements. Following the same procedures as used in our earlier calibrations, we deformed molybdenum and TZM alloy cylinders using a talc assembly at the same temperatures and strain rates (600-1000{circ}C and 1{ast}10^{-4}/s) as used in gas apparatus experiments. The apparent strengths of the samples deformed below the talc dehydration temperature were at least 1500 MPa greater than those observed in duplicate gas apparatus (and solid salt assembly) experiments, and they do not appear to follow any specific trend. Apparent strengths measured in experiments performed above the talc dehydration temperature were 500-800 MPa greater than those observed in duplicate gas apparatus (and solid salt assembly) experiments, and these also do not show any dependable trend. In addition, we observed that all samples were deformed by 15-25% during pressurization, under varying pressure and temperature. Edmund and Paterson reported room temperature strengths for talc of up to 100 MPa, and our results indicate that apparent stresses measured in talc assemblies are too large by more than 500 MPa. More importantly, the variability of the overestimates of stress preclude reliable calibration. In a number of studies, stresses in samples confined by talc have been inferred using stress-dependent microstructures. However, even these inferred stresses may be affected by relict microstructures developed during "pre-hit" deformation of samples as confining pressure is raised.

Stewart, E. D.; Holyoke, C. W.; Kronenberg, A. K.; Newman, J.

2011-12-01

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International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (1999), 10, 1-45 Four Easy Pieces: Development Systems for Knowledge-Based  

E-print Network

International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (1999), 10, 1-45 1 Four Easy Pieces of an intelligent tutoring system. Subject-matter experts create device descriptions using a WYSIWYG knowledge, and intelligent tutoring systems. It adds to existing instructional media the same value that a knowledgeable

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Streaming Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At a time when the evolutionary pace of new media resembles the real-time mutation of certain microorganisms, the age-old question of how best to connect with constituents can seem impossibly complex--even for an elite institution plugged into the motherboard of Silicon Valley. Identifying the most effective vehicle for reaching a particular…

Pulley, John

2009-01-01

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When students can choose easy, medium, or hard homework problems  

E-print Network

We investigate student-chosen, multi-level homework in our Integrated Learning Environment for Mechanics [1] built using the LON-CAPA [2] open-source learning system. Multi-level refers to problems categorized as easy, ...

Teodorescu, Raluca E.

2012-01-01

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat  

MedlinePLUS

... Submit What's this? Submit Button CDC Features Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat Language: English ... reddish color. What Are the Symptoms of Pink Eye? The signs and symptoms of pink eye may ...

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An Easy Classroom Experiment on the Supercooling of Water  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The change from the state of supercooling to the solid state of ice is called superfreezing. This process is not uncommon and takes place in domestic freezers. It is also easy to reproduce in the laboratory. (Contains 6 figures.)

Gianino, Concetto

2007-01-01

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EASY Documentation Series CCFE-R (10) 02 The European  

E-print Network

EASY Documentation Series CCFE-R (10) 02 The European Activation File: EAF-2010 decay data library .............................................................................................. 2 Library processing section libraries, but the description and documentation of these libraries remained sparse, as most

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An Easy-to-Make Instructional Materials File  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cardboard crates for shipping fruit can be made into attractive containers for the storage of instructional materials. A simplified cataloging and classification system is suggested for easy retrieval. (Author/STS)

Beatty, LaMond F.

1978-01-01

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ADSORPTIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES: MEDIA SELECTION  

EPA Science Inventory

The presentation provides information on six items to be considered when selecting an adsorptive media for removing arsenic from drinking water; performance, EBCT, pre-treatment, regeneration, residuals, and cost. Each item is discussed in general and data and photographs from th...

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Media Education Initiatives by Media Organizations: The Uses of Media Literacy in Hong Kong Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more media organizations have engaged in media education, this paper investigates the goals and practices of these activities. This article coins media education initiatives by media organizations with the term "media-organization media literac"y (MOML). Four MOML projects in Hong Kong were selected for examination. Built on critical…

Chu, Donna; Lee, Alice Y. L.

2014-01-01

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The Amount of Media and Information Literacy Among Isfahan University of Medical Sciences’ Students Using Iranian Media and Information Literacy Questionnaire (IMILQ)  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Media and Information literacy (MIL) enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right. The purpose of this research was to determine the amount of Media and Information Literacy among Isfahan University of Medical Sciences’ students using Iranian Media and Information Literacy Questionnaire (IMILQ). Methods: This is an applied analytical survey research in which the data were collected by a researcher made questionnaire, provided based on specialists’ viewpoints and valid scientific works. Its validity and reliability were confirmed by Library and Information Sciences specialists and Cronbach’s alpha (r=0.89) respectively. Statistical population consisted of all students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (6000 cases) and the samples were 361. Sampling method was random stratified sampling. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The findings showed that the mean level of Media and Information Literacy among Isfahan University of Medical Sciences’ students was 3.34±0.444 (higher than average). The highest mean was promotion of scientific degree with 3.84±0.975 and the lowest mean was difficulties in starting research with 2.50±1.08. There was significant difference between educational degree, college type and family’s income and amount of Media and Information Literacy. Conclusion: The results showed that the students didn’t have enough skills in starting the research, defining the research subject as well as confining the research subject. In general, all students and education practitioners should pay special attention to factors affecting in improving Media and Information Literacy as a main capability in using printed and electronic media.

Ashrafi-rizi, Hasan; Ramezani, Amir; Koupaei, Hamed Aghajani; Kazempour, Zahra

2014-01-01

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Energy Band Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource shows the energy states for single or multiple square-well systems, modeling the properties of a periodic solid. The number of wells, and their depth, width, and spacing can all be changed. Additionally, impurity wells with different parameters can be added. Bound state energies of both the normal well states and impurity states are calculated and displayed.

Zollman, Dean

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Media College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A multimedia production company in New Zealand has website that offers free tutorials, references, resources, and forums on electronic media production. There are lessons on "Video", "Audio", "Photography", "Graphics", "Computer", "Internet", a "Glossary", and "Equipment" that offer operating manuals from 18 different brands of equipment. There are a number of free downloads, including a "Talent Release Form", "TV Production Application with Budget Summary", and "US Copyright Application Form PA" under Forms, in the "Downloads" link at the top of the page. In the "Misc" at the top of the page are various tutorials, such as "Journalism" and "Employment", which cover various job-hunting skills for film and television, as well as tips on writing press releases, interviewing, and the newsworthiness of stories. Visitors with questions for other electronic media production workers can go to "Forums", at the top of the page, to become involved with a community of like-minded individuals. Almost all of the dozen or so categories have current posts in them, so it appears to be a fairly active forum.

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Good News! How To Get the Best Possible Media Coverage for Your School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This step-by-step guide shows educators how to create a positive public perception of their schools--even if they have no background in public relations. It gives readers an inside look at the media and outlines simple steps to becoming media savvy. Through real-life scenarios, readers will discover how valuable and easy it is to create goodwill…

Conners, Gail A.

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Thermal stability enhancement of perpendicular media with high-order uniaxial anisotropy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of second-order uniaxial anisotropy energy K2 on thermal stability and writability of perpendicular media has been studied. Due to the high orientation of crystalline easy axes, both energy barrier and dynamic coercivity of perpendicular media increases with K2. With relatively more increase in energy barrier, improvement of the tradeoff between thermal stability and writability can be achieved by

Lijie Guan; Yaw-Shing Tang; Ben Hu; Jian-Gang Zhu

2004-01-01

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Geographic Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the use of media permeates geographic research and pedagogic practice, the underlying literacies that link geography and media remain uncharted. This article argues that geographic media literacy incorporates visual literacy, information technology literacy, information literacy, and media literacy. Geographic media literacy is the ability…

Lukinbeal, Chris

2014-01-01

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The Mass Media Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This anthology consists of two major sections, "The News Media" and "The Entertainment Media." Both feature essays by critics, working professionals, and professional observers of the media. One aim of the anthology is to show the pervasive effect of the media on us. The section on news media comments on such topics as credibility gap, Vice…

Holmgren, Rod, Ed.; Norton, William, Ed.

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VIDAS Salmonella (SLM) assay method EasySLM with ChromID Salmonella (SM2) Agar. Performance Tested Method 020901.  

PubMed

A method modification study was conducted for the VIDAS Salmonella (SLM) assay (AOAC Performance Tested Method 020901) using the EasySLM method to validate a matrix extension for peanut butter. The VIDAS EasySLM method is a simple enrichment procedure compared to traditional Salmonella methods, requiring only pre-enrichment and a single selective enrichment media, Salmonella Xpress 2 (SX2) broth. SX2 replaces the two selective broths in traditional methods and eliminates the M broth transfer, incubation, and subsequent pooling of M broths prior to VIDAS assay. The validation study was conducted under the AOAC Research Institute Emergency Response Validation program. VIDAS SLM was compared to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (FDA-BAM) method for detection of S. enterica ser. Typhimurium in peanut butter. All peanut butter samples were prepared, blind-coded, and shipped to the method developers' laboratory by Q Laboratories. In addition, Q Laboratories performed most probable number and reference method analyses on peanut butter samples. The VIDAS EasySLM ChromID Salmonella (SM2) Agar was previously validated in the Performance Tested Methods program for the detection of Salmonella in roast beef, raw ground pork, turkey, pork sausage, raw chicken breast, dry pet food, whole milk, ice cream, bagged spinach, shrimp (raw, peeled), raw cod, spent irrigation water, pecans, peanut butter, dry pasta, cake mix, ground black pepper, nonfat dry milk, liquid eggs, cantaloupe, and orange juice. In the matrix extension study for peanut butter, the VIDAS EasySLM method was shown to be equivalent to the appropriate reference culture procedure using both buffered peptone water pre-enrichment and the FDA-BAM lactose pre-enrichment in the two-step enrichment method with SX2 media. The current study extends the validation to include peanut butter. PMID:20166608

Johnson, Ronald; Mills, John; Colón-Reveles, Judith

2009-01-01

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Snowfall: Hardware Stream Analysis Made Easy Jens Teubner Louis Woods  

E-print Network

Snowfall: Hardware Stream Analysis Made Easy Jens Teubner Louis Woods ETH Zurich, Systems Group agile hardware generation for changing application demands. In this demonstration, we showcase Snowfall.g., lex/flex), Snowfall can be used to decode incoming data streams in hardware, react to low

Teubner, Jens

106

Fast, easy, inexpensive program for mapmaking from spreadsheet  

Microsoft Academic Search

These days there is a strong push for geologists to invest in sophisticated turnkey mapping systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars and require beastial hardware. This article suggests the use of the software program QKPLOT, which takes a spreadsheet of well data and instantly turns it into a base map. This method is fast, easy, and inexpensive.

Schad

1991-01-01

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Myopia Glasses and Optical Power Estimation: An Easy Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Human eye optics is a common high school physics topic and students usually show a great interest during our presentation of this theme. In this article, we present an easy way to estimate a diverging lens' optical power from a simple experiment involving myopia eyeglasses and a smartphone flashlight.

Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados

2015-02-01

108

The Rocker (An Easy Anharmonic Oscillator for Classroom Demonstration)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every instructor should know some easy examples of anharmonic oscillations. The rocking of an empty wine bottle or a slender beer glass is one of those: The angle is not a sinusoidal function of time and the period is not independent of the amplitude, not even for small amplitudes. But care has to be taken that the glass does not slip or rotate…

Lieberherr, Martin

2013-01-01

109

easyCBM Norms. 2014 Edition. Technical Report #1409  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous norms for the easyCBM assessment system were computed using scores from all students who took each measure for every grade and benchmark season (fall, winter, and spring). During the 2013-­14 school year, new national norms were developed to more accurately (proportionately) represent reading and mathematics performance by two variables:…

Saven, Jessica L.; Tindal, Gerald; Irvin, P. Shawn; Farley, Dan; Alonzo, Julie

2014-01-01

110

Software Updates: Web Design--Software that Makes It Easy!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses Web design software that provides an easy-to-use interface. The "Netscape Communicator" is highlighted for beginning Web page construction and step-by-step instructions are provided for starting out, page colors and properties, indents, bulleted lists, tables, adding links, navigating long documents, creating e-mail links,…

Pattridge, Gregory C.

2002-01-01

111

Gel Electrophoresis--The Easy Way for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a simple, inexpensive, easy to conduct gel-electrophoresis activity using food dyes. It is an alternative to the more expensive counterparts which require agarose gel, DNA samples, purchased chamber and Tris-borate-EDTA buffer. We suggest some learning activities for senior biology students along with comments on several…

VanRooy, Wilhelmina; Sultana, Khalida

2010-01-01

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Adding Pebbles to Weighted Automata Easy Specification & Efficient Evaluation  

E-print Network

Adding Pebbles to Weighted Automata Easy Specification & Efficient Evaluation Paul Gastin extend weighted automata and weighted rational expres- sions with 2-way moves and (reusable) pebbles. We and automata with pebbles have the same expressive power. We focus on an efficient translation from expressions

Boyer, Edmond

113

Pheromone Caterpillar Trails: An Easy Lab Exercise for the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lab activities using live specimens always seem to catch students' attention faster than those using inanimate materials. For example, many teachers are familiar with the activities using goldfish to study the effect of temperature on respiration rate. Insects are particularly useful because they are cheap, easy to find, and have a certain "yuck"…

Travis, Holly

2003-01-01

114

76 FR 3679 - Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service proposal to conduct a 2-year market test involving the sale of Marketing Mail Made Easy. This document describes the proposed test, addresses procedural aspects of the filing, and invites public...

2011-01-20

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Easy Does It: More Usable CAPTCHAs Elie Bursztein  

E-print Network

Easy Does It: More Usable CAPTCHAs Elie Bursztein Google elieb@google.com Angelika Moscicki Google jurafsky@stanford.edu ABSTRACT Websites present users with puzzles called CAPTCHAs to curb abuse caused by computer algorithms masquerading as people. While CAPTCHAs are generally effective at stopping abuse

Thrun, Sebastian

116

NCI Digital Media Guidelines  

Cancer.gov

NCI Digital Media Guidelines The NCI Digital Media Guidelines provide developers and content managers guidance on the visual and content standards, as well as policies and procedures, in effect for National Cancer Institute (NCI) digital media – including

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Sleuthing Media "Truths": Becoming Media Literate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stresses that media literacy is a skill which can and must be learned in the classroom. Urges that media be placed on center stage not merely used as audio-visual aids. Lists eight statements which can serve as the basis of curricula concerned with media literacy. Suggests pedagogical approaches to the subject. (KO)

Melamed, Lanie

1989-01-01

118

Media, media practice and cultural studies  

E-print Network

on the left (with the exception of the MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change), we offer a Pre in Media Practice for Development and Social Change Research degrees MPhil, PhD in Creative and Critical in Media Practice for Development and Social Change A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours

Sussex, University of

119

Susceptibility screening of hyphae-forming fungi with a new, easy, and fast inoculum preparation method.  

PubMed

In vitro susceptibility testing of clinically important fungi becomes more and more essential due to the rising number of fungal infections in patients with impaired immune system. Existing standardized microbroth dilution methods for in vitro testing of molds (CLSI, EUCAST) are not intended for routine testing. These methods are very time-consuming and dependent on sporulating of hyphomycetes. In this multicentre study, a new (independent of sporulation) inoculum preparation method (containing a mixture of vegetative cells, hyphae, and conidia) was evaluated. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of amphotericin B, posaconazole, and voriconazole of 180 molds were determined with two different culture media (YST and RPMI 1640) according to the DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) microdilution assay. 24 and 48 h MIC of quality control strains, tested per each test run, prepared with the new inoculum method were in the range of DIN. YST and RPMI 1640 media showed similar MIC distributions for all molds tested. MIC readings at 48 versus 24 h yield 1 log(2) higher MIC values and more than 90 % of the MICs read at 24 and 48 h were within ± 2 log(2) dilution. MIC end point reading (log(2 MIC-RPMI 1640)-log(2 MIC-YST)) of both media demonstrated a tendency to slightly lower MICs with RPMI 1640 medium. This study reports the results of a new, time-saving, and easy-to-perform method for inoculum preparation for routine susceptibility testing that can be applied for all types of spore-/non-spore and hyphae-forming fungi. PMID:22864604

Schmalreck, Arno; Willinger, Birgit; Czaika, Viktor; Fegeler, Wolfgang; Becker, Karsten; Blum, Gerhard; Lass-Flörl, Cornelia

2012-12-01

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EasyBiz Administrator Getting Started with EasyBiz We are pleased Washington State University has chosen the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air online corporate  

E-print Network

.) · Online travel management reports make tracking travel data a snap. How to Get Started: If you chosen the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air online corporate Website, EasyBiz, as an option for booking travel. The contract fare agreement is available through EasyBiz exclusively. Benefits to using Easy

Collins, Gary S.

121

Highly Sensitive and Easy-to-Use SQUID Sensors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a novel family of low-noise superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) to cover a wide range of applications. These sensors are robust and easy to use without compromising noise performance. They are optimized for operation with our high-speed direct-coupled flux-locked loop (FLL) electronics XXF-1. For the readout of cryogenic detectors, series arrays of 16 SQUIDs with 3 nH

D.. Drung; C.. Assmann; J.. Beyer; A.. Kirste; M.. Peters; F.. Ruede; T.. Schurig

2007-01-01

122

Multi-camera multi-person tracking for easy living  

Microsoft Academic Search

While intelligent environments are often cited as a reason for doing work on visual person-tracking, really making an intelligent environment exposes many real-world problems in visual tracking that must be solved to make the technology practical. In the context of our EasyLiving project in intelligent environments, we created a practical person-tracking system that solves most of the real-world problems. It

J. Krumm; S. Harris; B. Meyers; B. Brumitt; M. H. Amd Steve Shafer

1997-01-01

123

Acyclic Automata with Easy-to-Find Short Regular Expressions  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Computing short regular expressions equivalent to a given finite automaton is a hard task. We present a class of acyclic automata\\u000a for which it is easy-to-find a regular expression that has linear size. We call those automata UDR. A UDR automaton is characterized by properties of its underlying digraph. We give a characterisation theorem and an efficient algorithm\\u000a to determine

José João Morais; Nelma Moreira; Rogério Reis

2005-01-01

124

Thoracoscopic esophageal atresia repair made easy. An applicable trick.  

PubMed

Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia is becoming more popular but technical difficulties in handsewn anastomosis still remain challenging. This article presents an easy and applicable maneuver by passing the trans-esophageal tube before starting to suture in order to minimize the gap, reduce the tension over primary sutures and provide a better visualization of posterolateral parts of the anastomosis in thoracoscopic esophageal atresia repair. Using this maneuver makes tying easier and minimizes grasping and crushing damages to the anastomotic site. PMID:23480935

Hiradfar, Mehran; Shojaeian, Reza; Gharavi Fard, Mohammad; Joodi, Marjan; Sabzevari, Alireza; Nazarzade, Reza

2013-03-01

125

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Simple Pendulum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive simulation models the motion of a simple pendulum. Users can change length, initial angle, and mass. Adjust the acceleration due to gravity to simulate pendulum motion on another planet. Graphs of angular position, angular velocity, and angular acceleration may be displayed, as well as energy bar graphs and free-body diagrams. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-22

126

Why Media Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether media affect learning has been debated for decades. The discussion of media's effectiveness has raised questions about the usefulness of comparison studies, not only in assessing applications of technology but in other areas as well. Arguments that media do not affect learning are re-examined and issues concerning media effects on expert…

Locatis, Craig

2007-01-01

127

Navigating the media divide  

E-print Network

players ­ between traditional content owners (such as studios, game publishers and music labels) and mediaNavigating the media divide Innovating and enabling new business models IBM Global Business. Navigating the media divide Navigating the media divide Innovating and enabling new business models By Saul J

128

Rapid prototyping of an adaptive light-source for mobile manipulators with EasyKit and EasyLab  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While still not common in day-to-day business, mobile robot platforms form a growing market in robotics. Mobile platforms equipped with a manipulator for increased flexibility have been used successfully in biotech laboratories for sample management as shown on the well-known ESACT meetings. Navigation and object recognition is carried out by the utilization of a mounted machine vision camera. To cope with the different illumination conditions in a large laboratory, development of an adaptive light source was indispensable. We present our approach of rapid developing a computer controlled, adaptive LED light within one single business day, by utilizing the hardware toolbox EasyKit and our appropriate software counterpart EasyLab.

Wojtczyk, Martin; Barner, Simon; Geisinger, Michael; Knoll, Alois

2008-08-01

129

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Block on a Spring  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive simulation models the motion of a block attached to an ideal spring that oscillates horizontally. Students can set the mass of the block, the initial position, spring constant, and damping. Motion graphs plot the block's position, speed, and acceleration as a function of time, and energy bar graphs are also displayed. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the full index of Andrew Duffy's EJS simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-22

130

An easy method for preparation of postage stamp autografts.  

PubMed

A modified technique of postage stamp autografting is studied. By using quick cutting plates, chessboard tray, skiing technique and petrolatum gauze, skin islands can be uniformly located and correctly oriented on the gauze. Moving the skin squares on the stainless steel tray is relatively easy, and the expansion ratio can be predicted by means of the chessboard diagram. The skin island grafts adhere to the petrolatum gauze when the gauze is applied to the tray. Then, as in the modified Meek technique, the "autografting carrier" can be used to cover the burn wound. In comparison with the modified Meek technique, this method does not require expensive equipment. The quick cutting plates can take over the function of the modified Meek-Wall dermatome. The stainless steel trays and the petrolatum gauze are easily available. The advantages of this method include: (1) the expansion ratio can reach up to 1:9, (2) the preparation procedures are not time consuming, (3) regular distribution of these skin islands shortens the healing time, and (4) the cost of this method is relative low. The results of this technique are comparable to that of the modified Meek technique. This preliminary study reveals that this technique is an easy and economic alternative for the treatment of extensive burn patients. PMID:11024609

Lee, S S; Tsai, C C; Lai, C S; Lin, S D

2000-12-01

131

Computation in Classical Mechanics with Easy Java Simulations (EJS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Let your students enjoy creating animations and incorporating some computational physics into your Classical Mechanics course. This talk will demonstrate the use of an Open Source Physics package, Easy Java Simulations (EJS), in an already existing sophomore/junior level Classical Mechanics course. EJS allows for incremental introduction of computational physics into existing courses because it is easy to use (for instructors and students alike) and it is open source. Students can use this tool for numerical solutions to problems (as they can with commercial systems: Mathcad and Mathematica), but they can also generate their own animations. For example, students in Classical Mechanics use Lagrangian mechanics to solve a problem, and then use EJS not only to numerically solve the differential equations, but to show the associated motion (and check their answers). EJS, developed by Francisco Esquembre (http://fem.um.es/Ejs/), is built on the OpenSource Physics framework (http://www.opensourcephysics.org/) supported through NSF DUE0442581.

Cox, Anne J.

2006-12-01

132

That Sounds Easy Enough: An Exploration of Data Management Challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Creating an infrastructure that is not ad hoc or ephemeral when much of technology today is itself ad hoc and ephemeral is not an easy task. This paper examines the collaboration process between various stakeholders within the Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) in order to provide insight into data management, data preservation, and data discovery. Specifically, this paper addresses the partnership of Arctic Research Mapping Application Program (ARMAP) and ACADIS. This partnership shows that what may seem like an easy or straight forward request can, in fact, prove challenging. These challenges can only be met through collaboration and good communication. The ACADIS project fosters scientific synthesis and discovery by providing services that make data freely available for access and analysis across multiple disciplines. The goals of ACADIS are to bring together experts to create tools at the forefront of how science will be done. Essentially, we improve the usability and interdisciplinary reuse of arctic data. ACADIS is a joint effort by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Unidata, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to provide data archival services, preservation, and access for all projects funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Arctic Science Program (ARC).

Rosati, A.; Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data; Information Service (Acadis)

2013-05-01

133

Nurses and social media.  

PubMed

Nurses' use of social media and other electronic communications has increased significantly with growing numbers of social media opportunities, platforms and applications including blogs, social networking sites, video sites and online chat rooms and forums. PMID:24690934

Farrelly, Rory

134

Media Literacy Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Literacy Project is an on-going research activity at the University of Oregon's College of Education. We are pleased to announce a new Gopher service dedicated to children and media literacy. The goal of this project is to make available information and resources of value to educators, students, parents, media producers, and others interested in electronic media and its influence on children. The following topics are available: A listing of associations, organizations, and centers which have an expressed interest in the study of media; A listing of conferences, workshops, and other events of interest to individuals working in media literacy; Programs of academic study or special course offerings related to media study at all levels of education; Resource listings including books, journals, newsletters, media resources, and related gopher sites.

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Multimedia security has become an immedi-ate concern for content providers, artists,  

E-print Network

- bution of media. Because of the popularity of handheld digital cameras, online news magazines, and movies (available for approximately $150) and Adaptec Easy CD Creator software (available for free), the averageCSS and made it available for widespread download on the Internet. DeCSS made it possible to save DVD movies

Kundur, Deepa

136

Trends in media use.  

PubMed

American youth are awash in media. They have television sets in their bedrooms, personal computers in their family rooms, and digital music players and cell phones in their backpacks. They spend more time with media than any single activity other than sleeping, with the average American eight- to eighteen-year-old reporting more than six hours of daily media use. The growing phenomenon of "media multitasking"--using several media concurrently--multiplies that figure to eight and a half hours of media exposure daily. Donald Roberts and Ulla Foehr examine how both media use and media exposure vary with demographic factors such as age, race and ethnicity, and household socioeconomic status, and with psychosocial variables such as academic performance and personal adjustment. They note that media exposure begins early, increases until children begin school, drops off briefly, then climbs again to peak at almost eight hours daily among eleven- and twelve-year-olds. Television and video exposure is particularly high among African American youth. Media exposure is negatively related to indicators of socioeconomic status, but that relationship may be diminishing. Media exposure is positively related to risk-taking behaviors and is negatively related to personal adjustment and school performance. Roberts and Foehr also review evidence pointing to the existence of a digital divide--variations in access to personal computers and allied technologies by socioeconomic status and by race and ethnicity. The authors also examine how the recent emergence of digital media such as personal computers, video game consoles, and portable music players, as well as the media multitasking phenomenon they facilitate, has increased young people's exposure to media messages while leaving media use time largely unchanged. Newer media, they point out, are not displacing older media but are being used in concert with them. The authors note which young people are more or less likely to use several media concurrently and which media are more or less likely to be paired with various other media. They argue that one implication of such media multitasking is the need to reconceptualize "media exposure." PMID:21338004

Roberts, Donald F; Foehr, Ulla G

2008-01-01

137

Media Literacy for Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Help your students analyze the media and its messages by following the links below. What is media literacy? New Mexico Media Literacy Project s definition Kaiser Family Foundation: Key Facts Sheet (PDF) Lesson Plan Links Read Write Think Media Lesson Plan Links for Students PBS for Kids Don t Buy It! TV411 Finding Faulty Logic in Advertising Other Helpful Links University of Oregon Resources Web English Teacher (Links) ...

T. Southam

2007-06-21

138

High-Interest, Easy Reading: An Important Resource for Struggling Readers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes several high interest, easy reading book series, provides contact information for 12 publishers of easy reading material, and discusses factors that influence reading difficulty and how the various series approach them. (Contains 8 references.) (Author/DB)

Graves, Michael F.; Philippot, Raymond A.

2002-01-01

139

Children's Media Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Amy Jordan addresses the need to balance the media industry's potentially important contributions to the healthy development of America's children against the consequences of excessive and age-inappropriate media exposure. Much of the philosophical tension regarding how much say the government should have about media content and delivery stems…

Jordan, Amy B.

2008-01-01

140

Children's Media Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Amy Jordan addresses the need to balance the media industry's potentially important contributions to the healthy development of America's children against the consequences of excessive and age-inappropriate media exposure. Much of the philosophical tension regarding how much say the government should have about media content and delivery stems from the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment protection against government interference in free

Amy B. Jordan

2008-01-01

141

Guidelines for Media Selection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents two types of approaches to media selection--rational-choice approaches and social-influence approaches. It is argued that designers should combine the two types of approaches in a bottom-up/top-down media-selection process. As examples of the two types of approaches, two conceptual frameworks are described--task/media fit and…

Heeren, Elske; Verwijs, Carla; Moonen, Jef

142

Educational Media Yearbook 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the second annual edition of reports, studies, and statistics covering every aspect of the educational media field. Part 1, "The State of the Art," contains 37 articles divided into 6 topics: major organization reports, educational media developments, media professionals, research and developmental activities, sales and business outlook,…

Brown, James W., Ed.

143

Sizing Up Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most people are aware of the increasing importance of social media to institutional advancement, and many colleges and universities have started investing resources in these media. The next step is to measure the impact of social media on the institution and evaluate the success of one's efforts. Every advancement leader should understand how…

Pearson, Jerold

2010-01-01

144

The Media Workshop Hybrid in Media Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media workshop and the media laboratory can fit meaningfully into the reforms of mass communication education, but there are distinct differences in their roles. The media workshop is a place where students can serve on-campus apprenticeships with a traditional media organization. The media laboratory is a futuristic media facility that…

McCall, Jeffrey M.

145

Superhydrophobic surfaces with excellent mechanical durability and easy repairability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Superhydrophobic surfaces with both excellent mechanical durability and easy repairability based on polytetrafluoroethylene/polyvinylidene fluoride (PTFE/PVDF) composites were prepared by a facile method. The surface energy of PVDF matrix was lowered by the incorporation of PTFE particles, and the rough micro textures on the surfaces of the composites were created by abrading. A water droplet on the surface exhibited a contact angle of about 163.5°, and a sliding angle lower than 5°. Such superhydrophobic surfaces showed strong mechanical durability because the surfaces were prepared in the way of mechanical abrasion. The scratch tests indicated that the surface micro textures were retained after the abrasion cycles, and the fresh exposed surfaces were still superhydrophobic. More importantly, such superhydrophobicity can be repaired by a simple abrading regeneration process within a few minutes when the surface is polluted by dust or organic contaminant.

Wang, F. J.; Lei, S.; Ou, J. F.; Xue, M. S.; Li, W.

2013-07-01

146

Measuring phosphate with an inexpensive, easy to build photometer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the context of a course for first year students to get hands-on experience with measuring in the environment, a photometric system for measuring phosphate concentration was developed. The system makes use of a single LED as a light source, a Si photodiode-based light to frequency conversion IC and an Arduino electronic card as acquisition system. The instrument is designed as an easy to assemble system and assembling and alignment is part of the exercise. The phosphate measurement is based on the formation of phosphor-molybdate complex which is eventually reduced to a blue component. The absorbance at 710 nm of a phosphate-containing fluid with added indicator is then measured and calibrated with a known solution. The initial test has demonstrated the ability of the instrument to detect phosphates in tap water. Other components as nitrates or chlorophyll could be easily measured with the instrument using LED emitting at the respective wavelengths.

Simeonov, Valentin; Weijs, Steven; Parlange, Marc

2013-04-01

147

When students can choose easy, medium, or hard homework problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We investigate student-chosen, multi-level homework in our Integrated Learning Environment for Mechanics built using the LON-CAPA open-source learning system. Multi-level refers to problems categorized as easy, medium, and hard. Problem levels were determined a priori based on the knowledge needed to solve them. We analyze these problems using three measures: time-per-problem, LON-CAPA difficulty, and item difficulty measured by item response theory. Our analysis of student behavior in this environment suggests that time-per-problem is strongly dependent on problem category, unlike either score-based measures. We also found trends in student choice of problems, overall effort, and efficiency across the student population. Allowing students choice in problem solving seems to improve their motivation; 70% of students worked additional problems for which no credit was given.

Teodorescu, Raluca E.; Seaton, Daniel T.; Cardamone, Caroline N.; Rayyan, Saif; Abbott, Jonathan E.; Barrantes, Analia

2012-05-15

148

Pathology Case Study: Fatigue, Easy Bruising, and Cellulitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 51-year-old man, with a history of pancytopenia, presented with âÂÂfatigue, easy bruising, and a left lower leg cellulitesâÂÂ. Results from a blood count along with a microscopic description and images of a marrow biopsy are provided here to help aid in understanding the diagnosis. The âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section contains the attending doctorâÂÂs final diagnosis of the patient with commentary, and a detailed pathology. References are also included in this section. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.

Graur, Octavia

2009-01-08

149

Easy and hard testbeds for real-time search algorithms  

SciTech Connect

Although researchers have studied which factors influence the behavior of traditional search algorithms, currently not much is known about how domain properties influence the performance of real-time search algorithms. In this paper we demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, that Eulerian state spaces (a super set of undirected state spaces) are very easy for some existing real-time search algorithms to solve: even real-time search algorithms that can be intractable, in general, are efficient for Eulerian state spaces. Because traditional real-time search testbeds (such as the eight puzzle and gridworlds) are Eulerian, they cannot be used to distinguish between efficient and inefficient real-time search algorithms. It follows that one has to use non-Eulerian domains to demonstrate the general superiority of a given algorithm. To this end, we present two classes of hard-to-search state spaces and demonstrate the performance of various real-time search algorithms on them.

Koenig, S.; Simmons, R.G. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1996-12-31

150

Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using Easy Java Simulation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Paper FI05 presented at the AAPT Summer 2010 meeting in Portland, OR. To deepen the professional practice of physics educators, I seek to highlight the Open Source Physics (OSP) and Easy Java Simulation (Ejs or EJS) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we can be leaders in our teaching practice. I learned through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Ejs toolkit, I was able to examine and make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. I will share some of the simulations that I have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0

Wee, Loo K.

2012-10-31

151

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Velocity Selector  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive simulation models a velocity selector, an instrument used in accelerator mass spectrometry. The velocity selector consists of uniform electric and magnetic fields, perpendicular to one another. Either field can be turned on or off as the user controls mass and initial velocity of the particle, charge, and magnitude/direction of the fields. Turn both fields on and observe the behavior of the particle. Under what circumstances will it travel through the region undeflected? A set of accompanying questions guides users in understanding the relationship between the fields. This velocity selector model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Duffy, Andrew

2010-02-02

152

Direct probe of anisotropy field dispersion in perpendicular media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A complex transverse alternating-current (ac) susceptibility (?T) technique based on magneto-optical detection has been developed with sufficient sensitivity for thin film recording media. The technique has been used to measure the dispersions in grain size and anisotropy field in perpendicular magnetic recording media. Applying a direct-current (dc) field perpendicular to the easy axis effectively reduces the thermal energy barrier, which leads to thermally activated switching on the time scale of the ac field applied in the easy-axis (perpendicular) direction. The dc field dependence of the resulting imaginary transverse ac susceptibility Im(?T) is sensitive to dispersions in both the grain size and the anisotropy field. The sensitivity has been used to extract the amount of both dispersions. It has been found that the extracted grain size dispersion values agree well with those obtained from plane-view transmission electron microscopy micrographs.

Ju, Ganping; Zhou, Hong; Chantrell, Roy; Lu, Bin; Weller, Dieter

2006-04-01

153

IN MEDIAS RES IN MEDIAS RES  

E-print Network

Ethan Rose and Ethan Jackson Michael Jones McKean Michael Darling Stephanie Snyder #12;IN MEDIAS RES Charlene Liu Euan Macdonald Christopher Michlig Donald Morgan Dan Powell Jack Ryan Michael Salter Rick

154

Angle dependence of the ferromagnetic resonance linewidth in easy-axis and easy-plane single crystal hexagonal ferrite disks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ferromagnetic resonance measurements were made as a function of the static external field angle for c-plane disks of single crystal flux grown manganese substituted barium M-type (Ba-M) and zinc Y-type (Zn-Y) hexagonal ferrites at 50 and 8.8 GHz, respectively. A shorted waveguide technique was used. Analysis of the FMR field versus angle results confirmed the operational assumption of a uniform mode response. For the easy-axis Ba-M disk, the linewidth was 69 Oe when the external field and magnetization vectors were perpendicular to the disk. The linewidth increased to a maximum measured value of 472 Oe when the magnetization was directed 45.4° from the sample normal. For the easy-plane Zn-Y disk, the linewidth had a minimum value of 18 Oe when the field and magnetization vectors were in-plane. The maximum linewidth was 391 Oe when the magnetization was directed 25.2° from the disk normal. The linewidths were larger than predicted for reasonable values of the Landau-Lifshitz damping and showed angle dependences which indicated nonintrinsic contributions to the loss. A modified two magnon scattering calculation based on the model of Sparks, Loudon, and Kittel was used to investigate these linewidth differences. The calculation included anisotropy modifications to the spin wave band for each material. The angle dependences of the excess linewidths show qualitative agreement with the two magnon predictions, with inhomogeneity sizes on the order of 1 and 0.25 ?m and volume fractions of 0.01 and 0.005 for the Ba-M and Zn-Y disks, respectively.

Hurben, M. J.; Franklin, D. R.; Patton, C. E.

1997-06-01

155

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Here we conceive an innovative nanocomposite to endow hybrid perovskites with the easy processability of polymers, providing a tool to control film quality and material crystallinity. We verify that the employed semiconducting polymer, poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), controls the self-assembly of CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3) crystalline domains and favors the deposition of a very smooth and homogenous layer in one straightforward step. This idea offers a new paradigm for the implementation of polymer/perovskite nanocomposites towards versatile optoelectronic devices combined with the feasibility of mass production. As a proof-of-concept we propose the application of such nanocomposite in polymer solar cell architecture, demonstrating a power conversion efficiency up to 3%, to date the highest reported for MEH-PPV. On-purpose designed polymers are expected to suit the nanocomposite properties for the integration in diverse optoelectronic devices via facile processing condition.

Masi, Sofia; Colella, Silvia; Listorti, Andrea; Roiati, Vittoria; Liscio, Andrea; Palermo, Vincenzo; Rizzo, Aurora; Gigli, Giuseppe

2015-01-01

156

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices  

PubMed Central

Here we conceive an innovative nanocomposite to endow hybrid perovskites with the easy processability of polymers, providing a tool to control film quality and material crystallinity. We verify that the employed semiconducting polymer, poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), controls the self-assembly of CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3) crystalline domains and favors the deposition of a very smooth and homogenous layer in one straightforward step. This idea offers a new paradigm for the implementation of polymer/perovskite nanocomposites towards versatile optoelectronic devices combined with the feasibility of mass production. As a proof-of-concept we propose the application of such nanocomposite in polymer solar cell architecture, demonstrating a power conversion efficiency up to 3%, to date the highest reported for MEH-PPV. On-purpose designed polymers are expected to suit the nanocomposite properties for the integration in diverse optoelectronic devices via facile processing condition. PMID:25579988

Masi, Sofia; Colella, Silvia; Listorti, Andrea; Roiati, Vittoria; Liscio, Andrea; Palermo, Vincenzo; Rizzo, Aurora; Gigli, Giuseppe

2015-01-01

157

The IBA Easy-E-Beam™ Integrated Processing System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

IBA Industrial Inc., (formerly known as Radiation Dynamics, Inc.) has been making high-energy and medium-energy, direct-current proton and electron accelerators for research and industrial applications for many years. Some industrial applications of high-power electron accelerators are the crosslinking of polymeric materials and products, such as the insulation on electrical wires, multi-conductor cable jackets, heat-shrinkable plastic tubing and film, plastic pipe, foam and pellets, the partial curing of rubber sheet for automobile tire components, and the sterilization of disposable medical devices. The curing (polymerization and crosslinking) of carbon and glass fiber-reinforced composite plastic parts, the preservation of foods and the treatment of waste materials are attractive possibilities for future applications. With electron energies above 1.0 MeV, the radiation protection for operating personnel is usually provided by surrounding the accelerator facility with thick concrete walls. With lower energies, steel and lead panels can be used, which are substantially thinner and more compact than the equivalent concrete walls. IBA has developed a series of electron processing systems called Easy-e-Beam™ for the medium energy range from 300 keV to 1000 keV. These systems include the shielding as an integral part of a complete radiation processing facility. The basic concepts of the electron accelerator, the product processing equipment, the programmable control system, the configuration of the radiation shielding and some performance characteristics are described in this paper.

Cleland, Marshall R.; Galloway, Richard A.; Lisanti, Thomas F.

2011-06-01

158

The IBA Easy-E-Beam Integrated Processing System  

SciTech Connect

IBA Industrial Inc., (formerly known as Radiation Dynamics, Inc.) has been making high-energy and medium-energy, direct-current proton and electron accelerators for research and industrial applications for many years. Some industrial applications of high-power electron accelerators are the crosslinking of polymeric materials and products, such as the insulation on electrical wires, multi-conductor cable jackets, heat-shrinkable plastic tubing and film, plastic pipe, foam and pellets, the partial curing of rubber sheet for automobile tire components, and the sterilization of disposable medical devices. The curing (polymerization and crosslinking) of carbon and glass fiber-reinforced composite plastic parts, the preservation of foods and the treatment of waste materials are attractive possibilities for future applications. With electron energies above 1.0 MeV, the radiation protection for operating personnel is usually provided by surrounding the accelerator facility with thick concrete walls. With lower energies, steel and lead panels can be used, which are substantially thinner and more compact than the equivalent concrete walls. IBA has developed a series of electron processing systems called Easy-e-Beam for the medium energy range from 300 keV to 1000 keV. These systems include the shielding as an integral part of a complete radiation processing facility. The basic concepts of the electron accelerator, the product processing equipment, the programmable control system, the configuration of the radiation shielding and some performance characteristics are described in this paper.

Cleland, Marshall R.; Galloway, Richard A.; Lisanti, Thomas F. [IBA Industrial, Inc., 151 Heartland Blvd., Edgewood, NY 11717 (United States)

2011-06-01

159

Easy and effective virtual tour on the World Wide Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web-based Virtual Tour has become a desirable and demanded application, yet challenging due to the nature of web application"s running environment such as limited bandwidth and no guarantee of high computation power on the client side. Image-based rendering approach has attractive advantages over traditional 3D rendering approach in such Web Applications. Traditional geometry-based approach, such as VRML, requires labor-intensive 3D modeling process, high bandwidth and computation power especially for photo-realistic virtual scenes. QuickTime VR and IPIX as examples of image-based approach, use panoramic photos and the virtual scenes that can be generated from photos directly skipping the modeling process. But, QuickTime VR and IPIX may not only require special cameras or effort to take panoramic views but also provide only one fixed-point navigation (look-around and zooming in-out) rather than `walk around", that is a very important feature to provide immersive experience to virtual tourists. Easy and Effective Virtual Tour constructs virtual tour using several snap shots of conventional photos without special tools, build simple 3D space within each photo using spidery mesh, and expand the virtual spaces by connecting each other using simple user intervention to specify correspondence. The expanded virtual space provides virtual tourists with free navigation and immersive experience of walking around through the WWW.

Yoon, Ilmi; Kang, Andrew; Roberts, John; Yoon, Sanghyuk

2004-12-01

160

Easy and effective virtual tour on the World Wide Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web-based Virtual Tour has become a desirable and demanded application, yet challenging due to the nature of web application's running environment such as limited bandwidth and no guarantee of high computation power on the client side. Image-based rendering approach has attractive advantages over traditional 3D rendering approach in such Web Applications. Traditional geometry-based approach, such as VRML, requires labor-intensive 3D modeling process, high bandwidth and computation power especially for photo-realistic virtual scenes. QuickTime VR and IPIX as examples of image-based approach, use panoramic photos and the virtual scenes that can be generated from photos directly skipping the modeling process. But, QuickTime VR and IPIX may not only require special cameras or effort to take panoramic views but also provide only one fixed-point navigation (look-around and zooming in-out) rather than "walk around", that is a very important feature to provide immersive experience to virtual tourists. Easy and Effective Virtual Tour constructs virtual tour using several snap shots of conventional photos without special tools, build simple 3D space within each photo using spidery mesh, and expand the virtual spaces by connecting each other using simple user intervention to specify correspondence. The expanded virtual space provides virtual tourists with free navigation and immersive experience of walking around through the WWW.

Yoon, Ilmi; Kang, Andrew; Roberts, John; Yoon, Sanghyuk

2005-01-01

161

Easy-to-use blood velocity measurement instruments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes a new kind of clinical instrument designed to allow non-specialists to quantitatively measure blood velocity. The instrument's design utilizes vector continuous-wave (CW) Doppler. Vector CW Doppler insonates a volume with simultaneous multiple-angle beams that define a measurement region; within that region, the velocity vector of the blood can be measured independently of the probe orientation. By eliminating the need for simultaneous imaging and the specially trained technician required for the complicated instrument needed for such imaging, easy and inexpensive blood velocity measurements becomes possible. A prototype for a CW vector Doppler instrument has been used to measure blood velocity in several clinically important arteries: the radial and ulnar in the arm, the femoral in the leg, and the carotid in the neck. We report here on its first clinical use -- monitoring the flow in dialysis access grafts to prevent graft thrombosis. These early clinical results show accuracy and rapid learning of proper instrument use. The design approach presented shows much promise in creating instruments that will provide simple and low-cost-of-use procedures for measurement of blood velocity.

Vilkomerson, David H. R.; Chilipka, Thomas

2003-05-01

162

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices.  

PubMed

Here we conceive an innovative nanocomposite to endow hybrid perovskites with the easy processability of polymers, providing a tool to control film quality and material crystallinity. We verify that the employed semiconducting polymer, poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), controls the self-assembly of CH3NH3PbI3 (MAPbI3) crystalline domains and favors the deposition of a very smooth and homogenous layer in one straightforward step. This idea offers a new paradigm for the implementation of polymer/perovskite nanocomposites towards versatile optoelectronic devices combined with the feasibility of mass production. As a proof-of-concept we propose the application of such nanocomposite in polymer solar cell architecture, demonstrating a power conversion efficiency up to 3%, to date the highest reported for MEH-PPV. On-purpose designed polymers are expected to suit the nanocomposite properties for the integration in diverse optoelectronic devices via facile processing condition. PMID:25579988

Masi, Sofia; Colella, Silvia; Listorti, Andrea; Roiati, Vittoria; Liscio, Andrea; Palermo, Vincenzo; Rizzo, Aurora; Gigli, Giuseppe

2015-01-01

163

Easy To Use Optical Program For Commodore PET Computer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Small Optical Analysis Program, SOAP, has been developed for the Commodore PET computer which is very versatile and easy to use. With this computer and optical program the user will be amazed how easily analysis of complex optical systems can be accomplished. There are three main section 'of the program available the to user; Lens Input and Output (including lens library), Lens Evaluation and Lens Raytrace including Gaussian beam propagation. This program can handle conics which can be deformed asphericallv, rotationally symmetric aspherics, and aspheric toroids and cylinders, all of which can be decentered in both the XZ and YZ planes and tilted in all three planes. The cost of the computer is less than half that of the HP98l5A, vet it is a true computer with the easily understood BASIC language. For the same investment as a HP9815A calculator one could obtain a PET computer, dual disk drive, printer and cassette. This system would constitute a complete business package useful to small businesses. The small business will find the combination of SOAP and the PET a combination that fits the bill.

Gibson, John A.

1980-09-01

164

Violence in the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many think that television and other media are primarily responsible for the aggressiveness of American youth and the youth of Western nations. Several experimental and longitudinal studies have provided considerable support to this claim. However, there are those who outright deny that the media has any influence on aggressive behavior. The debate over media violence and its impact on society is addressed in this chapter.

Slesnick, Irwin

2004-01-01

165

Multimodality image integration for radiotherapy treatment: an easy approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The interest of using combined MR and CT information for radiotherapy planning is well documented. However, many planning workstations do not allow to use MR images, nor import predefined contours. This paper presents a new simple approach for transferring segmentation results from MRI to a CT image that will be used for radiotherapy planning, using the same original CT format. CT and MRI images of the same anatomical area are registered using mutual information (MI) algorithm. Targets and organs at risk are segmented by the physician on the MR image, where their contours are easy to track. A locally developed software running on PC is used for this step, with several facilities for the segmentation process. The result is transferred onto the CT by slightly modifying up and down the original Hounsfield values of some points of the contour. This is enough to visualize the contour on the CT, but does not affect dose calculations. The CT is then stored using the original file format of the radiotherapy planning workstation, where the technician uses the segmented contour to design the correct beam positioning. The described method has been tested in five patients. Simulations and patient results show that the dose distribution is not affected by the small modification of pixels of the CT image, while the segmented structures can be tracked in the radiotherapy planning workstation-using adequate window/level settings. The presence of the physician is not requires at the planning workstation, and he/she can perform the segmentation process using his/her own PC. This new approach makes it possible to take advantage from the anatomical information present on the MRI and to transfer the segmentation to the CT used for planning, even when the planning workstation does not allow to import external contours. The physician can draw the limits of the target and areas at risk off-line, thus separating in time the segmentation and planning tasks and increasing the efficiency.

Santos, Andres; Pascau, Javier; Desco, Manuel; Santos, Juan A.; Calvo, Felipe A.; Benito, Carlos; Garcia-Barreno, Rafael

2001-05-01

166

J-Earth: Remote Sensing Analysis Made Easy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A wealth of terrestrial remote sensing data has been collected and made public over the years from a variety of missions, but accessing this data and performing analysis on it has often been a time consuming and problematic task. J-Earth is a geospatial application that provides a quick and consistent means of accessing many terrestrial datasets which can then be analyzed and compared with each other. In addition to providing direct access to a number of preprocessed products based off of MODIS, ASTER, and TIMS datasets, J-Earth also makes it easy for a user to import their own data and work with it in an identical fashion. Users can easily work with both graphical and numeric datasets as well as vector/shapefile data. Numeric data can be viewed for a particular location through multiple datasets or plotted across an arbitrary profile line. Shapes can be used to find intersections with other shapefiles or to perform analytical calculations (mean, max, min, etc) upon numeric data within the bounds of a shape. These tools allow a user to quickly assess the geologic parameters of the area, including mineralogy, chemistry, surface temperature, topography and elevation. Additionally, J-Earth allows for temporal comparisons of regions for instruments which have repeat coverage over multiple years. J-Earth is part of the JMARS (Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing) suite of geospatial applications developed by the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University. This suite of software is used for mission planning and scientific data analysis by active NASA missions to Mars, the Moon, and Vesta. It is used by scientists, researchers and students of all ages from more than 40 countries around the world.

Dickenshied, S.; Christensen, P. R.; Prashad, L. C.; Noss, D.; Anwar, S.; Cheeseman, S.; Dunn, S.; Rupp, J.

2011-12-01

167

Rotary Microfilter Media Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) received funding from DOE EM-21, Office of Cleanup Technologies, to develop the rotary microfilter for high level radioactive service. One aspect of this project evaluated alternative filter media to select one for the 2nd generation rotary microfilter being procured as a prefilter to a small column ion exchange process. The authors conducted screening tests on a variety of filter media and pore sizes using a stirred cell followed by pilot-scale testing on a more limited number of filter media and pore sizes with a three disk rotary microfilter. These tests used 5.6 molar sodium supernate, and sludge plus monosodium titanate (MST) solids. The conclusions from this work are: (1) The 0.1 {micro} nominal TruMem{reg_sign} ceramic and the Pall PMM M050 (0.5 {micro} nominal) stainless steel filter media produced the highest flux in rotary filter testing. (2) The Pall PMM M050 media produced the highest flux of the stainless steel media tested in rotary filter testing. (3) The Pall PMM M050 media met filtrate quality requirements for the rotary filter. (4) The 0.1 {micro} TruMem{reg_sign} and 0.1 {micro} Pall PMM media met filtrate quality requirements as well. (5) The Pall PMM M050 media produced comparable flux to the 0.1 {micro} TruMem{reg_sign} media, and proved more durable and easier to weld. Based on these test results, the authors recommend Pall PMM M050 filter media for the 2nd generation rotary microfilter.

Poirier, M

2005-04-20

168

Simultaneous Media Experience and Synesthesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The findings demonstrate that simultaneous media usage is a fact, undermining typical media measurements done in isolated environments that neglect the everyday patterns of media users. More importantly, the simultaneous media experience points to the concept of synesthesia as an experiential integrator of differing sensory fields. The experience of simultaneous media foreground background relationship needs to be incorporated into the

JOSEPH J. PILOTTA; DON SCHULTZ

2005-01-01

169

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and…

Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N.

2013-01-01

170

Loving with Irony: Young Bombay Viewers Discuss Clothing, Sex and Their Encounters with Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media landscape in urban India has changed so rapidly in the past 10 years that it is not easy to consider the ways in which these changes interact with people's lives and beliefs. Apocalyptic pronouncements about the ways in which MTV-style television, films and the Internet are destroying "genuine" Indian culture by promoting western sexual…

Banaji, Shakuntala

2006-01-01

171

New Media Publishing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media industry is the fastest growing business in the world today; additional leisure time, coupled with increasingly global distribution, has created large international markets for information and entertainment. The United Kingdom is relatively strong in the three main areas concerned with new media publishing: information technology,…

Ritchie, Ian

172

News Releases Media Resources  

E-print Network

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

Aksay, Ilhan A.

173

News Releases Media Resources  

E-print Network

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

Aksay, Ilhan A.

174

Building Social Media Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Incorporating social media tools into your professional practices does not have to be intimidating as long as you are willing to tackle five action steps. It is far easier to articulate the strengths--and to imagine the possibilities--of social media spaces as tools for communication and professional development when you are actively using those…

Ferriter, William N.; Ramsden, Jason T.; Sheninger, Eric C.

2012-01-01

175

Trends in Media Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American youth are awash in media. They have television sets in their bedrooms, personal computers in their family rooms, and digital music players and cell phones in their backpacks. They spend more time with media than any single activity other than sleeping, with the average American eight- to eighteen-year-old reporting more than six hours of…

Roberts, Donald F.; Foehr, Ulla G.

2008-01-01

176

Learning with Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes learning with media as a complementary process within which representations are constructed and procedures performed, sometimes by the learner and sometimes by the medium. It reviews research on learning with books, television, computers, and multimedia environments. These media are distinguished by cognitively relevant characteristics of their technologies, symbol systems, and processing capabilities. Studies are examined that illustrate

Robert B. Kozma

1991-01-01

177

Community Media Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Basic information on media forms which are commonly encountered by community groups is presented. The work as a whole is designed to serve as a reference manual for community organizations and volunteer groups which are inexperienced with respect to media and which lack the resources or the desire to hire professional experts; the emphasis…

Zelmer, A. C. Lynn

178

Social Media. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growing use of social media by students and adults is impacting schools. A recent Pew study found that 73% of teens use social-networking sites to connect with others. Social media includes blogs, wikis, and podcasts as well as sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin. While such sites promote connection with others, their use has created…

Williamson, Ronald

2010-01-01

179

EMMSE Media Index.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This index provides a topical taxonomy of media which have been selected for their relevance in the teaching of materials science and engineering. The index is keyed to a matrix which matches topical and/or class material with six classifications of media: print, 16mm film, super 8 film, slide/tape, videotape, and other (including interactive…

Hewitt, Clifford A., Comp.; McKinstry, Herbert A., Comp.

180

Literacy, Learning, and Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the expanding definition of literacy from traditional reading and writing skills to include technological, visual, information, and networking literacy. Discusses the impact of media on social interactions and intellectual development; linking technology to educational goals; influences of new media symbol systems on communication;…

Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary

2000-01-01

181

The Media Gospel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines four recent books on the religious media: Ben Armstrong's "The Electric Church," James F. Engel's "Contemporary Christian Communications: Its Theory and Practice," Malcolm Muggeridge's "Christ and the Media," and Virginia Stem Owens'"The Total Image: or Selling Jesus in the Modern Age." Evaluates the internal validity of each. (JMF)

Christians, Clifford G.; Fortner, Robert S.

1981-01-01

182

Writing and Digital Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Digital media has become an increasingly powerful force in modern society. This volume brings together outstanding European, American and Australian research in "writing and digital media" and explores its cognitive, social and cultural implications. In addition to presenting programs of original research by internationally known scholars from a…

van Waes, Luuk, Ed.; Leijten, Marielle, Ed.; Neuwirth, Chris, Ed.

2006-01-01

183

Digital Media and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

MacArthur launched the digital media and learning initiative in 2006 to explore how digital media are changing the way young people learn, socialize, communicate, and play. Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $100 million for research, development of innovative new technologies, new learning environments for youth,…

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2012

2012-01-01

184

Advertising Pressures on Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of the media in the United States is funded through revenues derived from the sale of advertising space. The problem that arises from this situation is fundamentally an economic one: if advertisers are paying the bills for the media, how much control over content should they have? This report offers a review of instances in which…

Hammitt, Harry

185

Seniors' Self-Administration of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI): A Feasibility Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To assess the feasibility of seniors completing a self-administrable version of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) in family physicians' waiting rooms.Method: The EASI-sa, a self-administrable version of the EASI, was completed by a convenience sample of 210 cognitively intact seniors aged 65 and over, stratified by sex, age, and language (English and French). Variables assessed in a post-completion

Mark J. Yaffe; Deborah Weiss; Maxine Lithwick

2011-01-01

186

2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid promotes somatic embryogenesis in the rose cultivar "Livin' Easy" (Rosa sp.).  

PubMed

Somatic embryogenesis (SE) offers vast potential for the clonal propagation of high-value roses. However, some recalcitrant cultivars unresponsive to commonly employed SE-inducing agents and low induction rates currently hinder the commercialization of SE technology in rose. Rose SE technology requires improvement before it can be implemented as a production system on a commercial scale. In the present work, we assessed 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), a synthetic auxin not previously tested in rose, for its effectiveness to induce SE in the rose cultivar "Livin' Easy" (Rosa sp.). We ran a parallel comparison to the commonly used 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). We tested each auxin with two different basal media: Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium and woody plant medium (WPM). MS medium resulted in somatic embryo production, whereas WPM did not. 2,4,5-T induced SE over a greater concentration range than 2,4-D's and resulted in significantly greater embryo yields. 2,4,5-T at a concentration of 10 or 25 microM was better for embrygenic tissue initiation than 2,4,5-T at 5 microM. Further embryo development occurred when the tissue was transferred to plant growth regulator (PGR) free medium or media with 40% the original auxin concentration. However, the PGR-free medium resulted in a high percentage of abnormal embryos (32.31%) compared to the media containing auxins. Upon transfer to germination medium, somatic embryos successfully converted into plantlets at rates ranging from 33.3 to 95.2%, depending on treatment. Survival rates 3 months ex vitro averaged 14.0 and 55.6% for 2,4-D- and 2,4,5-T-derived plantlets, respectively. Recurrent SE was observed in 60.2% of the plantlets growing on germination medium. This study is the first report of SE in the commercially valuable rose cultivar 'Livin' Easy' (Rosa sp.) and a suitable methodology was developed for SE of this rose cultivar. PMID:16972095

Estabrooks, Tammy; Browne, Robin; Dong, Zhongmin

2007-02-01

187

Master of Science Degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies MEDIA MANAGEMENT & STRATEGIC  

E-print Network

Advertising MCMA 561 Comm. for Social Change MCMA 563 Media & Globalization JRNL 436 Multimedia Publication Degree Core MS Degree Core MS Degree Core MCMA 500 Media as Social Institutions MCMA 500 Media as Social Institutions MCMA 500 Media as Social Institutions MCMA 500 Media as Social Institutions MCMA 592 Master

Nickrent, Daniel L.

188

Media Manual (How to Use Media Equipment).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a workbook format, this guide explains the use of seven types of audiovisual equipment: overhead projector, Bell and Howell 16mm motion picture projector, Dukane filmstrip projector, record player, Kodak slide projector, Wollensak 2552 tape recorder, and JVC videocassette color video system. An introductory section includes (1) a media…

Jones, Nancy

189

Social Justice and Media. Media Corner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends that the end of slavery, women's suffrage, and the civil rights movement were watershed events of social justice in U.S. history. Provides reviews of two media-based sets of instructional materials that can help students understand the struggle by disenfranchised groups to become full participants in society. (CFR)

Braun, Joseph A., III, Ed.

1994-01-01

190

Ethics and social media.  

PubMed

Nurses' use of social media has increased significantly with growing numbers of media-sharing opportunities, platforms, and emerging forms of electronic applications. With the proliferation, opportunities and limitations surface regarding the responsibilities and accountability that nurses have in choosing technology applications with an embedded philosophical ethos that is consistent with the discipline's societal mandate of serving humankind in ways that honor human dignity. This article begins a discussion addressing possible disciplinary obligations and responsibilities for the implementation of social media platforms and possible implications for its future use in the discipline of nursing. PMID:25248768

Milton, Constance L

2014-10-01

191

Teen Content Creator and Consumers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With more and more young people using the internet for a wide variety of purposes, there has been an increased effort to study what exactly they are doing online. This latest research report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project looks at how teenagers create content for the internet (such as weblogs) and how they choose to download content off the internet. Authored by Amanda Lenhart and Mary Madden and released in November 2005, this 29-page report reveals that over half of all the teens surveyed for this report create content for the internet and that thirty-eight percent of all teens surveyed read blogs. The report also contains a number of helpful charts and tables that will be of interest to those with an interest in the changing nature of internet usage patterns. [KMG

Lenhart, Amanda.

2005-01-01

192

New Database Manipulation Tools in the Easy-Learning On-Line Platform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present paper deals with the new ORM (object-relational mapping) tool introduced in the easy-learning platform. Propel 1.5 is the latest version of Propel, one of the ORMs fully compatible with the Symfony framework, and in comparison with the older versions and it has drastically improved the way the easy-learning platform can manipulate its…

Radescu, Radu; Davidescu, Andrei; Pupezescu, Valentin

2011-01-01

193

Defence effectiveness of easy bleeding sawfly larvae towards invertebrate and avian predators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary. Easy bleeding is a phenomenon discovered in some tenthredinid insects which possess a particularly low mechanical resistance of the integument, leading under mechanical stress to haemolymph exudation. It has a defensive effect against ants and wasps through harmful plant compounds which are sequestered in the haemolymph. Here we describe etho-ecological and some chemical aspects of the defence of easy

Jean-Luc Boevé; Caroline Müller

2005-01-01

194

Web-Based Student Evaluations of Professors: The Relations between Perceived Quality, Easiness and Sexiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students critique their professors' teaching at RateMyProfessors.com, a web page where students anonymously rate their professors on Quality, Easiness, and Sexiness. Using the self-selected data from this public forum, we examine the relations between quality, easiness, and sexiness for 3190 professors at 25 universities. For faculty with…

Felton, James; Mitchell, John; Stinson, Michael

2004-01-01

195

The Effectiveness of SpeechEasy during Situations of Daily Living  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multiple single-subject design was used to examine the effects of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency in the laboratory and in longitudinal samples of speech produced in situations of daily living (SDL). Seven adults who stutter participated, all of whom had exhibited at least 30% reduction in stuttering frequency while using SpeechEasy during…

O'Donnell, Jennifer J.; Armson, Joy; Kiefte, Michael

2008-01-01

196

The Analogical Paradox: Why Analogy Is So Easy In Naturalistic Settings,  

E-print Network

-resistant bacteria. A politician is trying to convince people to vote against independence in the Canadian provinceThe Analogical Paradox: Why Analogy Is So Easy In Naturalistic Settings, Yet So Difficult: The Analogical Paradox Page 2 of 23 The Analogical Paradox: Why Analogy Is So Easy In Naturalistic Settings, Yet

Dunbar, Kevin N.

197

USC SDR, An Easy-to-program, High Data Rate, Real Time Software Radio Platform  

E-print Network

USC SDR, An Easy-to-program, High Data Rate, Real Time Software Radio Platform Horia Vlad Balan in the design of current software radio architectures, e.g. the requirement to program new schemes in an FPGA present USC SDR, a wireless platform designed for easy- to-program, high data rate, real time wireless

198

Teaching Media-Savvy Students about the Popular Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A framework for media education that helps students enhance their understanding of the media and use their knowledge to influence individual and community action is proposed. It is experienced that the problem with educating children against, rather than about, the media is the assumption that students are passive audiences of the media, lacking…

Maness, Kevin

2004-01-01

199

Effects of easy axis direction on the magnetoimpedance properties of thin films with uniaxial anisotropy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we investigate the effects of easy axis direction against magnetoimpedance elements on stepped impedance properties. The angle between the easy axis and the element width is changed from 0° to 90°, and we examine the resulting impedance profiles. The magnetic field at which impedance is highest shifts to a lower field with increasing easy axis angles, which can be explained by a bias susceptibility theory. On the other hand, stepped impedance changes appear for the elements with an easy axis angle in the range of 35°-75°. We confirmed the stepped impedance property through our observations that those impedance jumps occur at transitional points of domain structure between single and multi domains by domain observations. The area where the impedance shows relatively low value and the element has multiple domains becomes narrower with increasing easy axis angles, which can be explained qualitatively on the basis of a simplified domain structure model.

Kikuchi, H.; Takahashi, Y.; Takahashi, K.; Nakai, T.; Hashi, S.; Ishiyama, K.

2014-05-01

200

A normative study of family media habits  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study documents family media habits in six areas: electronic and print Media Use, parental Monitoring of children's media, parental Consistency regarding rules for children's media use, parents' reports of observable Media Effects on their children, parents' Knowledge about media and media effects, and how much children participate in Alternative Activities to electronic media. A random national sample of

Douglas A. Gentile; David A. Walsh

2002-01-01

201

Media Contacts NASA Headquarters  

E-print Network

Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt NEW HORIZONS Table of Contents Media Services Information .............................................................................................................................. 3 Pluto at a Glance...................................................................................................................... 5 Why Pluto and the Kuiper Belt? The Science of New Horizons............................... 7 NASA

202

Media independent interface  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The work done on the Media Independent Interface (MII) Interface Control Document (ICD) program is described and recommendations based on it were made. Explanations and rationale for the content of the ICD itself are presented.

1987-01-01

203

Mixed-Media Owls  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fun of creating collages is there are unlimited possibilities for the different kinds of materials one can use. In this article, the author describes how her eighth-grade students created an owl using mixed media.

Schultz, Kathy

2010-01-01

204

MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on. Interested parties will enjoy wandering their website, which includes sections on "Research", "People", "Events", and "News". The "LabCAST" area shouldn't be missed, and here visitors can watch video profiles of the latest work at the Media Lab. Recent profiles have looked at ways to use mobile phones to detect vision problems and new ways of reinventing the desk lamp. In the "Research" area, visitors can learn about the different groups and projects at the Media Lab, and also look over their publications.

205

On the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With generous support from The Bydale Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and a number of other organizations, the On the Media radio program provides insightful and substantive coverage of the wide world of media. Going far beyond the general witless banter of other media commentary programs, On the Media has most recently looked at the recent decision by the Supreme Court on Grokster and a recent report from the Pew Research Center that looked at public support for the press. Visitors can listen to each show in its entirety, offer comments on each program, and also read a complete transcript. Another nice feature allows users to download the program as an mp3 file, so that they might listen at their leisure. The site also contains archived programs dating back to 2001 and a place for users to sign up to receive the program newsletter.

206

The Media Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1979, The Media Institute exists to foster three goals: "freedom of speech, a competitive media and communications industry, and excellence in journalism." As part of their work, they publish books and monographs, convene conferences, and also prepare regulatory filings and court briefs. On their homepage, visitors can read their blog, and also look over their "Perspectives" series and "Speaking Freely" opinion papers. Some of the more recent pieces here include "Collapsing Copyright Categories", "Defining Away the First Amendment", and "A Taboo Topic: Government Subsidies for the Media". Also, visitors can view their "Press Releases" area for up-to-the minute news on the Institute's activities and their upcoming conferences and luncheons in Washington, D.C. The site is rounded out by a set of external links to organizations like the Media Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists.

207

TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW  

SciTech Connect

This report presents information and references to aid in the selection of 99Tc sorption media for feasibility studies regarding the removal of 99Tc from Hanford's low activity waste. The report contains literature search material for sorption media (including ion exchange media) for the most tested media to date, including SuperLig 639, Reillex HPQ, TAM (Kruion), Purolite A520E and A530E, and Dowex 1X8. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for management and completion of the River Protection Project (RPP) mission, which comprises both the Hanford Site tank farms and the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The RPP mission is to store, retrieve and treat Hanford's tank waste; store and dispose of treated wastes; and close the tank farm waste management areas and treatment facilities in a safe, environmentally compliant, cost-effective and energy-effective manner.

DUNCAN JB; KELLY SE; ROBBINS RA; ADAMS RD; THORSON MA; HAASS CC

2011-08-25

208

Healthy Roads Media  

MedlinePLUS

... support for Healthy Roads Media to disseminate free multilingual resources via the web has come to an ... by NLM-SIS to address the need for multilingual health information. Please contact the NLM-SIS with ...

209

Media Time Family Pledge  

MedlinePLUS

... or enable parent controls on their computers or gaming units. I will take the time to be ... Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media (Copyright © 2011 American Academy of ...

210

Communications and media services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's internal and external communication methods are reviewed. NASA information services for the media, for the public, and for employees are discussed. Consideration is given to electron information distribution, the NASA TV-audio system, the NASA broadcast news service, astronaut appearances, technology and information exhibits, speaker services, and NASA news reports for internal communications. Also, the NASA worldwide electronic mail network is described and trends for future NASA communications and media services are outlined.

Mcculla, James W.; Kukowski, James F.

1990-01-01

211

Media Awareness Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1996, the Media Awareness Network (MNet) is a Canadian non-profit organization that works on the development of media literacy and digital literacy programs. The basic premise behind MNet is to equip adults with information and tools "to help young people understand how the media work, how the media may affect their lifestyle choices and the extent to which they, as consumers and citizens, are being well informed." First-time visitors to the site will want to start by looking over the "Spotlight" area. Here they will find information about new additions to the site, including their latest newsletter. Moving on, the "For Teachers" area includes lesson plans to help teach young people about body image, movies, music, and other topics depicted in the media. Teachers can also learn about the importance of teaching media literacy, and also search for lessons by grade and subject. In the "For Parents" section, interested parties can read e-tutorials about keeping up with their children's online activities and also look through helpful educational games. The site is rounded out by their blog and a link to information about their special initiatives.

212

Media Education: An Indian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides both a preliminary analysis of a survey on media education in India, and reviews of the research on media education in the western world, the limited media education research already done in India, and the more extensive research that has been done on the sociology of Indian youth and the media. The purpose of the survey was to…

Kumar, Keval Joe

213

Event-centric media management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The management of the vast amount of media assets captured at every day events such as meetings, birthday parties, vacation, and conferences has become an increasingly challenging problem. Today, most media management applications are media-centric. This means, they put the captured media assets into the center of the management. However, in recent years it has been proposed that events are

Ansgar Scherp; Srikanth Agaram; Ramesh Jain

2008-01-01

214

Children's media policy.  

PubMed

Amy Jordan addresses the need to balance the media industry's potentially important contributions to the healthy development of America's children against the consequences of excessive and age-inappropriate media exposure. Much of the philosophical tension regarding how much say the government should have about media content and delivery stems from the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment protection against government interference in free speech, including commercial speech. Courts, Jordan says, have repeatedly had to weigh the rights of commercial entities to say what they please against the need to protect vulnerable citizens such as children. This balancing act is complicated even further, she says, because many government regulations apply only to broadcast television and not to non-broadcast media such as the Internet or cable television, though Congress has addressed the need to protect children's privacy online. The need to protect both free speech and children has given rise to a fluid media policy mix of federal mandates and industry self-regulation. Jordan describes the role of the three branches of the federal government in formulating and implementing media policy. She also notes the jockeying for influence in policymaking by industry lobbies, child advocacy groups, and academic researchers. The media industry itself, says Jordan, is spurred to self-regulation when public disapproval grows severe enough to raise the possibility of new government action. Jordan surveys a range of government and industry actions, from legislatively required parental monitoring tools, such as the V-Chip blocking device on television sets, to the voluntary industry ratings systems governing television, movies, and video games, to voluntary social website disclosures to outright government bans, such as indecency and child privacy information collection. She considers the success of these efforts in limiting children's exposure to damaging content and in improving parents' ability to supervise their children's media use. Jordan concludes by considering the relevance and efficacy of today's media policy given the increasingly rapid pace of technological change. The need for research in informing and evaluating media policy, she says, has never been greater. PMID:21338012

Jordan, Amy B

2008-01-01

215

National Media Laboratory media testing results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The government faces a crisis in data storage, analysis, archive, and communication. The sheer quantity of data being poured into the government systems on a daily basis is overwhelming systems ability to capture, analyze, disseminate, and store critical information. Future systems requirements are even more formidable: with single government platforms having data rate of over 1 Gbit/sec, greater than Terabyte/day storage requirements, and with expected data archive lifetimes of over 10 years. The charter of the National Media Laboratory (NML) is to focus the resources of industry, government, and academia on government needs in the evaluation, development, and field support of advanced recording systems.

Mularie, William

1993-01-01

216

Children Now: Media Policy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Children Now is an independent, nonpartisan organization, the goal of which is to ensure "that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school." This section of the website features the group's research on children and the media. Recent reports posted here include one entitled, Digital Television: Sharpening the Focus on Children, which addresses the FCC's ruling that will "improve children's television as the nation's broadcasters make the transition to digital television (DTV)" by providing access to educational television programming that parents are able to identify as educational. Additional articles on media legislation affecting children are also posted here.

217

Stanford: MediaX  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Media X is a network of interdisciplinary researchers, faculty and students at Stanford University who study and design interactive technology. Media X "influences the next generation of interactive technology relevant to commerce, learning and entertainment." Their work focuses on challenges related to people and technology, such as ease of use, natural forms of input and output, social and emotional responses, enhancement of learning, and interaction strategies in business. Numerous research projects are listed with links to additional information on each project, some with their own website. Other features of the website include a listing of upcoming and past events hosted by MediaX and a list of the researchers and industry, foundation, and government partners and their websites.

218

Open Media Training Session  

ScienceCinema

Have you ever wondered how the media work and why some topics make it into the news and other don't? Would you like to know how to (and how not to) give an interview to a journalist? With the LHC preparing for first collisions at high energies, the world's media are again turning their attention to CERN. We're all likely to be called upon to explain what is happening at CERN to media, friends and neighbours. The seminar will be given by BBC television news journalists Liz Pike and Nadia Marchant, and will deal with the kind of questions we're likely to be confronted with through the restart period. Follow the webcast: http://webcast.cern.ch/

None

2011-10-06

219

Using the media.  

PubMed

To use the mass media (newspaper, radio, and TV) to reach a large audience with information about AIDS, it is important to choose the media outlets carefully, since they use information that satisfies their audience in content and style. For example, radio, TV, or videos are best to reach illiterate groups. Ways to approach each sector of the written and electronic media include press releases, news conferences, information kits, and personal contacts. Letters to the editor and offers of submitting articles for publication are additional ways to approach newspapers. Audio- or videocassettes with interviews or images conveying HIV/AIDS prevention messages can be submitted to TV and radio stations. It is important to present the information attractively to gain the journalists' attention. News releases should include sources of information and a contact name. It is important to inform the mass media of successes revolving around AIDS prevention, emphasizing local successes. One should identify what media slots have the most influence. For example, a medical officer in Chiang Mai, Thailand, notes that popular disc jockeys have more influence than do government information broadcasts. It is best to promote facts that probably will increase support for AIDS prevention campaigns. If possible, groups should seek free space or air time for AIDS prevention messages. AIDS prevention messages should not use fear because it does not promote safer sexual behavior. Instead, they should link condom use with a sense of independence, responsibility, and being fashionable. Leaflets, posters, videotapes, slides, displays, slogans, audiocassettes, T-shirts, stickers, and other activities or products reinforce the effectiveness of media campaigns. Interviews with or feature articles and programs about people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS chip away at the belief that "AIDS could never happen to me." PMID:12287965

1994-01-01

220

EASY Documentation Series CCFE-R-(10 )03 SAFEPAQ-II  

E-print Network

EASY Documentation Series CCFE-R-(10 )03 SAFEPAQ-II: User manual L. W. Packer R. A. Forrest-II is the software tool that has been developed to enable efficient production of the EAF nuclear data libraries

221

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND AGNES SZENDREI  

E-print Network

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND ´AGNES SZENDREI Abstract) grant no. K77409. 1 #12;2 TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND ´AGNES SZENDREI is independent of its first

Kearnes, Keith A.

222

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND AGNES SZENDREI  

E-print Network

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND ´AGNES SZENDREI Abstract National Foundation for Scientific Research (OTKA) grant no. K77409. 1 #12;2 TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES

Kearnes, Keith A.

223

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND AGNES SZENDREI  

E-print Network

AN EASY TEST FOR CONGRUENCE MODULARITY TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND ´AGNES SZENDREI Abstract) grant no. K77409. 1 #12;2 TOPAZ DENT, KEITH A. KEARNES, AND ´AGNES SZENDREI F is independent of its

Szendrei, Ágnes

224

India 3: From Zanskar to Ladakh Day 1: An easy start  

E-print Network

India 3: From Zanskar to Ladakh Day 1: An easy start On Tuesday, August 9th, we woke up in Padum and Ladakh. The descent is steep, curvy, and hard and offers amazing views. It is followed by another climb

Beimel, Amos

225

Formation and dynamics of easy orientation axis in magnetic field on PVCN-F surface  

E-print Network

was proposed by Vetter et al. [2] for description of the gliding effect on polyvinyl-alcohol surface (in our-induced drift of the easy axis on a soft surface of photoaligning material fluoro-polyvinyl-cinnamate. We found

Reznikov, Yuri

226

Scattering in multifractal media  

SciTech Connect

The authors develop a formalism for particle/photon scattering statistics in media ({open_quotes}clouds{close_quotes}) whose density is a multifractal measure. The basic quantities are the size of the medium measured in units of mean free paths ({kappa}), the codimension function of the media density and scattering analogue codimension function. The authors obtain simple relations asymptotic in {kappa} between these functions and hence obtain the single scattering statistics. They suggest a way to renormalize the multifractal so as to obtain an equivalent homogeneous medium, and then estimate anomalous diffusion exponents. Numerical simulations show that the results are very accurate even when {kappa} is not large.

Lovejoy, S.; Brosamlen, G. [McGill Univ., Montreal (Canada); Watson, B. [St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31

227

Environmental Media Services (EMS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Environmental Media Services (EMS) is a nonprofit communications clearinghouse committed to the expansion of media coverage on critical environmental and public health issues. True to their mission, EMS staff "build relationships with top scientists, physicians, and other experts to bring journalists the latest and most credible information." EMS's modest homepage is free of clutter but full of content. While several sections are under construction and updates (currently) appear irregular, a series of available articles provides useful summaries of important environmental news issues over the past six months. Current articles include "The impacts of global warming on the oceans" and "Cool companies," among others.

228

Lycos RichMedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an already well-populated field of multimedia search engines, RichMedia from Lycos distinguishes itself in two ways. First is its size (over 17 million files indexed) and speed (based on the technology that drives FAST Search - see the July 23, 1999 Scout Report). Secondly, users can click on search returns to directly access the content (pictures, movies, streams, and sounds) instead of going through the source site first. In most cases, however, links are also provided to the source. Like other multimedia search engines, RichMedia offers a filter (Search Scrub) to block adult content, although the site warns that it can never be 100 percent effective.

229

Marina Abramovi??'s Seven Easy Pieces: Critical Documentation Strategies for Preserving Art's History  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay raises issues of authenticity, authorship and medium in a discussion of performance, documentation and re-performance. Its object of analysis is Marina Abramovi??'s 2005 performance series, Seven Easy Pieces, including her re-performances of Bruce Nauman's Body Pressure and VALIE EXPORT's Action Pants: Genital Panic. Seven Easy Pieces strives to document the past through manipulation of repetition and temporality; Abramovi??'s

Jessica Santone

2008-01-01

230

REED COLLEGE OF MEDIA COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs)  

E-print Network

hrs) SKILL AREAS (18 hrs) Multimedia News Publication JRL 459 (3 hrs) West Virginia Uncovered JRL 456 Reporting Investigative Reporting Advanced Reporting Feature Writing Opinion Writing Video & Audio News Advanced Photojournalism Media Design Multimedia Reporting Editing & Curation Social Media

Mohaghegh, Shahab

231

21 CFR 882.1275 - Electroconductive media.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Electroconductive media. 882.1275 Section...1275 Electroconductive media. (a) Identification. Electroconductive media are the conductive creams...to reduce the impedance (resistance to alternating...

2012-04-01

232

21 CFR 882.1275 - Electroconductive media.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Electroconductive media. 882.1275 Section...1275 Electroconductive media. (a) Identification. Electroconductive media are the conductive creams...to reduce the impedance (resistance to alternating...

2013-04-01

233

21 CFR 882.1275 - Electroconductive media.  

...false Electroconductive media. 882.1275 Section...1275 Electroconductive media. (a) Identification. Electroconductive media are the conductive creams...to reduce the impedance (resistance to alternating...

2014-04-01

234

21 CFR 882.1275 - Electroconductive media.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Electroconductive media. 882.1275 Section...1275 Electroconductive media. (a) Identification. Electroconductive media are the conductive creams...to reduce the impedance (resistance to alternating...

2011-04-01

235

Social Media Perry Cantarutti  

E-print Network

University Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee Symposium October 25, 2011 #12;DELTA AIR LINES, INC. Delta's Presence in Social Media · @Delta, @DeltaNewsRoom and @DeltaAssist · Real time customer goals and programs · Currently have a 3% organic growth rate on page · 43% engagement growth last month

Bustamante, Fabián E.

236

THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA INDEX.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS 14-VOLUME SERIES INCLUDES TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL CURRENT AND GENERALLY AVAILABLE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA, EXCLUDING STANDARD PRINT MATERIALS. EACH VOLUME COVERS A SPECIFIC SUBJECT AREA, LISTS TITLES ALPHABETICALLY AND BY SUBJECT, DESCRIBES EACH ENTRY, AND LISTS NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF SOURCES FOR THE MATERIALS. VOLUME 14 IS A CUMULATIVE…

Educational Media Council, Inc., New York, NY.

237

The Media Crisis...  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains comments by those who have been involved in UNESCO debates on the media and on the proposed New Information Order. Specifically, it offers comments on the proposals of the MacBride commission, a group appointed by UNESCO to study the problems of international communications. Specific topics addressed in the various sections…

World Press Freedom Committee, Miami.

238

Microphones and Educational Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the types of microphones that are available for use in media production. Definitions of 16 words and phrases used to describe microphones are followed by detailed descriptions of the two kinds of microphones as classified by mode of operation, i.e., velocity, or ribbon microphones, and pressure operated microphones, which…

Page, Marilyn

239

Photochemistry in Organized Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes common artificially produced organized media such as colloids, surfactants, and polymers and their usefulness in studying complex biochemical processes. Discusses selected recent photophysical and photochemical exploitations of these systems, including artificial photosynthesis, in situ generation of colloidal gold and platinum,…

Fendler, Janos H.

1983-01-01

240

Basic Media in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended as a guide to the use of different media for use in the classroom, this document demonstrates alternative approaches that may be taken to depicting and communicating images and concepts to others. Some basic tools and materials--including a ruler, matte knife, rubber cement, stapler, felt-tip pens, paint brushes, and lettering pens--are…

Harrell, John

241

Libraries/Media Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents K-12 and college libraries/media centers considered outstanding in a competition, which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent two days reviewing projects, highlighting concepts and ideas that made them exceptional. For each citation, the article offers information on the…

American School & University, 2003

2003-01-01

242

Media Access Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Access Group (MAG), part of the prestigious WGBH Broadcasting, focuses on making a variety of media accessible to people with disabilities and providing information about that process. Users will find information about the services and products offered - which include captioning services (both real-time and offline), descriptive video service (descriptions of visual portions of film and media for those who are blind or have vision impairments) and MoPix (a project which is working to bring both captioning and descriptive video to the big screen). In addition to explanations of their services the MAG site also offers a section on research and development which links users to NCAM (the National Center for Accessible Media) which is the research and development component of MAG. The resources section includes the MAG Guides which highlight various issues related to captioning and descriptive video, including the FCC's rules related to both topics. Also available under the resources tab are descriptive video guides, information on accessible DVDs and links to other related resources.

243

Arab Media & Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What's going on in the Arab world and media you might ask? It's an immensely interesting subject, and one that is tackled with persistence, aplomb, and timeliness by the staff members at the Arab Media & Society website. The website was created by a working partnership between the American University in Cairo's Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research and The Middle East Centre at Oxford. It is a bold mission, and their primary intent is to cover not just television but "all forms of media, and their interaction with society-at-large, from politics and business to culture and religion, as well as the way in which Arab media change resonates in the broader Muslin world." Visitors can view recent articles and posts by topic along the left-hand side of the site and also view featured articles that cover everything from insurgent video propaganda to an exploration of the BBC Arabic satellite channel. Additionally, visitors can view videos clips and listen to a number of audio selections. For anyone with an interest in journalism in the Arab world, this site will be simply invaluable.

244

Archive Storage Media Alternatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews requirements for a data archive system and describes storage media alternatives that are currently available. Topics discussed include data storage; data distribution; hierarchical storage architecture, including inline storage, online storage, nearline storage, and offline storage; magnetic disks; optical disks; conventional magnetic…

Ranade, Sanjay

1990-01-01

245

Cyberbullying via Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent years have witnessed a surge of research on cyberbullying. In this article, three studies examined prevalence rates of cyberbullying among college-age students, venues through which cyberbullying occurs, with a particular focus on social media, and perceptions of cyberbullying as a function of features of the target (e.g., peer, celebrity,…

Whittaker, Elizabeth; Kowalski, Robin M.

2015-01-01

246

Media Literacy: Good News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Media has always had the power to affect people on a nonverbal and emotional level. At its best, it can be a source of aesthetic pleasure and deep personal satisfaction. At its worst, citizens and consumers are exposed to psychological and political manipulation which may make them anxious and depressed, dissatisfied with what they have,…

Kenner, Adam; Rivera, Sheryl

2007-01-01

247

Looking at Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a bibliography of recent inexpensive filmstrips, slide sets, and study prints that can expand students' awareness of such issues as psychic manipulation in TV commercials, the intrusion of show biz into news reporting, and the role of the advertiser in determining media content. (Editor/SJL)

Sive, Mary Robinson

1979-01-01

248

Media Now: A Historical Review of a Media Literacy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Elizabeth Thoman Archive at the Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, has the last complete kit of one of the milestones in the early chronology of media literacy, the 1972 Media Now curriculum. This curriculum was the first of its kind, using self-contained lesson modules that were part of a larger series…

Friesem, Yonty; Quaglia, Diane; Crane, Ed

2014-01-01

249

Media and Communication Is Media and Communication right for me?  

E-print Network

the best out of this degree. The skills you can gain from a Media and Communication degree are wide self-management and organisational skills · coherent and concise written communication · communicationMedia and Communication Is Media and Communication right for me? If you have an interest in the way

Harman, Neal.A.

250

Media, Media Technologies, and Language Learning: Some Applied Linguistic Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An applied linguistic framework is presented within which specific applications of media technologies may be applied to language learning. The first two parts of the paper focus on the impact of media on linguistic communication and the possibilities offered by media technologies such as newspapers, radio, television, telephone/telex, computer…

Little, David

251

EasyCluster2: an improved tool for clustering and assembling long transcriptome reads  

PubMed Central

Background Expressed sequences (e.g. ESTs) are a strong source of evidence to improve gene structures and predict reliable alternative splicing events. When a genome assembly is available, ESTs are suitable to generate gene-oriented clusters through the well-established EasyCluster software. Nowadays, EST-like sequences can be massively produced using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. In order to handle genome-scale transcriptome data, we present here EasyCluster2, a reimplementation of EasyCluster able to speed up the creation of gene-oriented clusters and facilitate downstream analyses as the assembly of full-length transcripts and the detection of splicing isoforms. Results EasyCluster2 has been developed to facilitate the genome-based clustering of EST-like sequences generated through the NGS 454 technology. Reads mapped onto the reference genome can be uploaded using the standard GFF3 file format. Alignment parsing is initially performed to produce a first collection of pseudo-clusters by grouping reads according to the overlap of their genomic coordinates on the same strand. EasyCluster2 then refines read grouping by including in each cluster only reads sharing at least one splice site and optionally performs a Smith-Waterman alignment in the region surrounding splice sites in order to correct for potential alignment errors. In addition, EasyCluster2 can include unspliced reads, which generally account for >50% of 454 datasets, and collapses overlapping clusters. Finally, EasyCluster2 can assemble full-length transcripts using a Directed-Acyclic-Graph-based strategy, simplifying the identification of alternative splicing isoforms, thanks also to the implementation of the widespread AStalavista methodology. Accuracy and performances have been tested on real as well as simulated datasets. Conclusions EasyCluster2 represents a unique tool to cluster and assemble transcriptome reads produced with 454 technology, as well as ESTs and full-length transcripts. The clustering procedure is enhanced with the employment of genome annotations and unspliced reads. Overall, EasyCluster2 is able to perform an effective detection of splicing isoforms, since it can refine exon-exon junctions and explore alternative splicing without known reference transcripts. Results in GFF3 format can be browsed in the UCSC Genome Browser. Therefore, EasyCluster2 is a powerful tool to generate reliable clusters for gene expression studies, facilitating the analysis also to researchers not skilled in bioinformatics. PMID:25474441

2014-01-01

252

Data Mining in Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The rise of online social media is providing a wealth of social network data. Data mining techniques provide researchers and\\u000a practitioners the tools needed to analyze large, complex, and frequently changing social media data. This chapter introduces\\u000a the basics of data mining, reviews social media, discusses how to mine social media data, and highlights some illustrative\\u000a examples with an emphasis

Geoffrey Barbier; Huan Liu

2011-01-01

253

Clearing media for the eye.  

PubMed Central

Non-ionic radiological contrast media have a high refractive index and are not toxic to living cells. They can be used as clearing media for unfixed ocular tissues. Corneal opacities in the rabbit could be made transparent, on a temporary basis, by soaking the stroma in contrast media, and no ill effects on the eye were noted. Images PMID:3304411

Maurice, D M

1987-01-01

254

Educational Media and the Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conceptual frame can help teachers to expect and prepare for change in educational media. One change is the extent to which they and their students are affected by a media-saturated environment. To adapt media to educational tasks, teachers need to understand the theories underlying their production and their capabilities and characteristics.…

Haney, John B.; Ullmer, Eldon J.

255

Developing Minority Language Media Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to argue that minority language media studies should be seen as a distinct area of study, overlapping with, but separate from both minority language studies more generally, and media studies. Seeing the field in this way will bring advantages to the study of minority language media which are lacking at present. However, before looking

Mike Cormack

256

Do the Media Undermine Democracy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers political reasoning within a democracy and how mass media may affect that process, as well as how the perspective and method of critical thinking may be brought to bear on the subject of media and politics. Specifically, the paper (1) discusses some ways in which the mass media may affect political reasoning; (2) offers a…

Dorman, William A.

257

Scientific Facts Versus Media Misinformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

exposure to media violence to aggression? How have news reports of the violent-media effect on aggression changed over time? Is there any correspondence between the cumu- lative scientific knowledge about media violence effects on aggression and news reports about this link? The answers to these questions differ depending on whom is asked. In this article, we consider answers from two

Brad J. Bushman; Craig A. Anderson

258

Use Of Magnetic Tape As An Optical Storage Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the exception of paper and photographic film no storage media have been as thoroughly studied and improved as magnetic tape. The result is a large industry providing low cost, high quality media. In recent years the density allowed by high coercivity magnetic media crossed the micron mark thus challenging optical media for their high capacity. Optical recording on a tape offers great advantages as far as readout is concerned for the availability of highly integrated sensors such as CCD. On the other hand, writing is not easy since no individually modulated laser array with sufficient integration is available. Nor the deflection process is fast enough for high data rate recording. Therefore we studied an hybrid solution where recording is insured by a multiplexed array of magnetic heads and readout is optical through a magnetooptic converter. This converter is made of a rare earth iron garnet with perpendicular anisotropy. Domains in this garnet are coupled to the recorded pattern through the strayfield and reproduce it in a given range of spatial frequency. We shall discuss the optimization of various parameters of the garnet, as well as the performances of such a recording technique for high data rate digital recording applications.

Neubert, S.; Lehureau, J. C.; Colineau, J.; Castera, Jean P.

1989-01-01

259

Easy Stats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online tool developed to make searching statistics quicker and easier, provides selected demographic and economic statistics from the most recent US Census Bureau through the American Community Survey. The user chooses a topic from financial, jobs, housing, people or education and then selects a geography from a state itself down to the local level, including incorporated places like cities and towns and census designated places. Searchers can view detailed race, age and gender breakdowns, and compare communities.

Bureau, U. S.

2012-08-27

260

Breathe Easy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the different indoor air pollutants that can be found in schools and tips for controlling them. Also discussed is building analysis for monitoring biocontaminants including allergens and molds. (GR)

Epstien, Barb

1999-01-01

261

Modeling of magnetic Barkhausen noise in single and dual easy axis systems in steel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Angular dependent magnetic Barkhausen noise (MBN) signals measured on plate steel, and on the inside and outside surfaces of sections of seam welded and spiral welded 2% Mn steel pipe are modeled by considering a system of dipole moments. The relative orientation of dipole moments is fixed within the material, but their magnitude grows in the presence of an applied field. Growth of the moments is proportional to the magnetic field projected along a particular moment axis. A single easy axis material consists of an isotropically aligned population of moments, giving the background, upon which is superimposed a population of moments with relative orientations that result in a net moment within the sample. A dual easy axis system is proposed to consist of: (i) a second population of moments with orientations resulting in a net moment with orientation different from that of the first and (ii) interactions, possibly quadrupolar in nature, that occur between the individual moments of each population. The model is used to explain differences in the angular-dependent MBN signal between the seam welded pipe, with a single easy axis, and the spiral welded pipe, with a dual easy axis. The source of the dual easy axis system in the spiral welded pipe, which is different on the two pipe surfaces, is considered in terms of the asymmetric manufacturing processes, relative to the pipe axis, applied during its production.

Krause, Thomas W.; Mandal, Kalyan; Atherton, David L.

1999-04-01

262

MultiMedia Schools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"MultiMedia Schools (MMS) is a practical how-to magazine sharply focused on the needs of school practitioners." It is published six times a year, and roughly half of its articles are made available for free online. In the last issue of 2002, the editorial offers suggestions for how school media specialists can take advantage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Other articles discuss a proposed technology-integrated teaching system, tools and techniques to continuously improve and adapt to changing school conditions, and much more. Most of the material that is not published on the Web consists of product reviews of software and computer hardware. Apart from the journal articles, there are also white papers and success stories given on the MMS Web site.

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International Women's Media Foundation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1990, the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is dedicated "to strengthening the role of women in the news media worldwide as a means to further freedom of the press." First-time visitors can read the "In the News" feature on the homepage to learn about current and ongoing situations that affect female journalists. Here visitors will also find a slide show of images that talks about recent IWMF fellowship winners, their global research programs, and recent events they have sponsored. Journalists will want to look at the "Opportunities" area to learn about the different ways they can be involved with their work. The site also affords visitors the ability to learn about assisting the IWMF with donations.

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Michael Faraday, media man.  

PubMed

Michael Faraday was an enthusiastic portrait collector, and he welcomed the invention of photography not only as a possible means of recording observations accurately, but also as a method for advertising science and its practitioners. This article (which is part of the Science in the Industrial Revolution series) shows that like many eminent scientists, Faraday took advantage of the burgeoning Victorian media industry by posing in various roles. PMID:16332391

Fara, Patricia

2006-03-01

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Volcanoes: Annenberg Media Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Volcanoes is an exhibit from the Annenberg Media Project that provides a wealth of information about volcanoes and includes sections such as Melting Rocks, the Dynamic Earth, and Forecasting. Interactive exercises enable the user to learn how rock turns into magma, how to locate volcanoes, and how to decide if building a project near a volcano is safe. Quicktime videos are used for each of the six categories to illustrate the points outlined in the text.

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Creating a Lean, Green, Library Machine: Easy Eco-Friendly Habits for Your Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For some library media specialists, implementing the three Rs of recycling, reducing, and reusing comes easily; they've been environmentally conscious well before the concept of going green made its way into the vernacular. Yet for some of library media specialists, the thought of greening their library, let alone the entire school, can seem…

Blaine, Amy S.

2010-01-01

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Update on Otitis Media in Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses otitis media in children. It addresses risk factors for otitis media, pathogenesis, diagnosis, bacteria causing otitis media, and treatment for acute otitis media, recurrent acute otitis media, and persistent otitis media with effusion, including antibiotics, steroids, allergy control, autoinflation, mechanical ventilation,…

Schoem, Scott R.

1997-01-01

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Blog/web log - a new easy and interactive website building tool for a non-net savvy radiologist.  

PubMed

Recently, there has been no escaping the mention of blogs in the media. Blogging has emerged as a social phenomenon, which has impacted politics, business, and communication. Blogging software has enabled people with limited knowledge of the Internet to publish their thoughts online and participate in a global conversation; whereas the Blogosphere has hyperaccelerated the spread of information. Technorati, a blog search engine is now tracking over 7.8 million Weblogs, and 937 million links, and reports that there are about 30,000 to 40,000 new blogs created a day. The majority of people who blog do so as a hobby, using blogs to publish their thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints on whatever topics interest them. Blogging software also enables people to post pictures, music, and more recently videos. For many people blogs are used as online journals or diaries; other people use blogs to communicate with their family and friends. Whether people generate revenue with their blogs or use them as a hobby the one thing they all have in common is that they are part of the Blogosphere, or network of blogs that gives people a voice and allows them to spread information at an unprecedented rate. Although searching PubMed produces few results for "blog" (6 relevant articles of 24), "weblog" (1 article), web log (8 entries of varying relevance), and "blogging" (4 articles) (none of which were in Radiology, RadioGraphics, AJR, or JVIR), blogging might well become an important means of information transfer in Radiology also. As radiology is an image-based science, a blog is a satisfying endeavor in that you can share your experiences with others instantaneously In this context, I would like to submit my experience with easy method for building a Web site known as blogging (maintaining a Web log). As a radiologist, I use my blog (http://www.sumerdoc.blogspot.com/; or http://www.indianradiology.com/) to post interesting cases from my routine practice along with any interesting abstracts I come across during my day-to-day work. The success of this project can be measured by the fact that in the last full year of "rad-blogging," more than 30,000 visitors came to the site from all over the world, with thousands of queries from patients, colleagues, and many interested students. Rad-blogging might well become a new easy method of information exchange and opinion building in Radiology. PMID:17527112

Sethi, Sumer K

2007-05-01

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On the estimation of the magnetic easy axis in pipeline steels using magnetic Barkhausen noise  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method for determination of the magnetic easy axis of the Roll Magnetic Anisotropy in API-5L steels is proposed. The method is based on the fact that the angular dependence of the energy corresponding to the main peak of the Magnetic Barkhausen signal presents uniaxial anisotropy with its easy axis parallel to the rolling direction, independently of the angular dependence of the magnetocrystalline energy in the materials. The proposal is also justified based on the analysis of the influence of microstructural changes, produced by hot-rolling on the domain wall dynamics.

Martínez-Ortiz, P.; Pérez-Benitez, J. A.; Espina-Hernández, J. H.; Caleyo, F.; Hallen, J. M.

2015-01-01

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The fish stick: an easy-to-use classroom training apparatus for fish.  

PubMed

The fish stick is an easy-to-use device for conditioning fish under classroom conditions. It is constructed from inexpensive plastic pipe available at most hardware stores and uses electronic components available at retail electronics outlets. Fish press a nipple for baby food which can be brought under stimulus control using lights, vibratory cues, or both. The fish stick is suitable for inquiry-based experiences in courses on the psychology of learning or comparative psychology. Data are presented using a continuous reinforcement schedule and discrimination learning. Students report that the fish are easy to train and enjoy the hands-on experience. PMID:20402437

Miskovsky, Charles; Becker, Brittney; Hilker, Alleah; Abramson, Charles I

2010-02-01

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Poromechanics of microporous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microporous media, i.e., porous media made of pores with a nanometer size, are important for a variety of applications, for instance for sequestration of carbon dioxide in coal, or for storage of hydrogen in metal-organic frameworks. In a pore of nanometer size, fluid molecules are not in their bulk state anymore since they interact with the atoms of the solid: they are said to be in an adsorbed state. For such microporous media, conventional poromechanics breaks down. In this work we derive poroelastic constitutive equations which are valid for a generic porous medium, i.e., even for a porous medium with pores of nanometer size. The complete determination of the poromechanical behavior of a microporous medium requires knowing how the amount of fluid adsorbed depends on both the fluid bulk pressure and the strain of the medium. The derived constitutive equations are validated with the help of molecular simulations on one-dimensional microporous media. Even when a microporous medium behaves linearly in the absence of any fluid (i.e., its bulk modulus does not depend on strain), we show that fluid adsorption can induce non-linear behavior (i.e., its drained bulk modulus can then depend significantly on strain). We also show that adsorption can lead to an apparent Biot coefficient of the microporous medium greater than unity or smaller than zero. The poromechanical response of a microporous medium to adsorption significantly depends on the pore size distribution. Indeed, the commensurability (i.e., the ratio of the size of the pores to that of the fluid molecules) proves to play a major role. For a one-dimensional model of micropores with a variety of pore sizes, molecular simulations show that the amount of adsorbed fluid depends linearly on the strain of the medium. We derive linearized constitutive equations which are valid when such a linear dependence of the adsorbed amount of fluid on the strain is observed. As an application, the case of methane and coal is considered. Molecular simulations of an adsorption of methane on a microporous realistic model for coal are performed with a flexible solid skeleton. The applicability of the set of linearized constitutive equations to this case is discussed and the results are shown to be consistent with swelling data measured during a classical adsorption experiment.

Brochard, L.; Vandamme, M.; Pellenq, R. J.-M.

2012-04-01

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Engineering Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Engineering Media Lab at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is an outstanding resource for engineering students taking introductory courses in statics or dynamics. Although the database of homework and exam problems is only available to OU students, the most valuable materials are open to the general public. Online books and lectures guide users through concepts such as three-dimensional motion, friction, and vibration. The eBooks include multimedia animations to illustrate the effects of different forces on objects and rigid bodies.

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[Relationship with the media].  

PubMed

The present article discusses the information provided by the Gregorio Maranon University Hospital on 11 March. Firstly, the organization of the hospital's communications office, as well as its functions and objectives are described. Subsequently, we describe the steps taken in the management of information about the crisis provoked by the terrorist attacks in Madrid on 11 March, from the first press conference called by the hospital to requests by the distinct media for information from both the hospital staff and hospitalized patients. Lastly, the public figures who visited the hospital on the day of the attack and on subsequent days are mentioned. PMID:15771853

García Morante, Juan Carlos

2005-03-01

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Declarative Workflows that Support Easy Modification and Dynamic Browsing Richard Hull  

E-print Network

Declarative Workflows that Support Easy Modification and Dynamic Browsing Richard Hull Francois and permits the natural in- termixing of Vortex workflows with traditional, procedural work- flows. The paper and Engineering, Wright State University, Day- ton, Ohio 45435. gdong@cs.wright.edu. Part of work was done while

Su, Jianwen

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Interspersing Easy Math Problems among Challenging Problems: Detection of Interspersal Effects in Whole-Class Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interspersing easy problems among challenging problems has been shown to both increase students' preference for completing math worksheets and the fluency with which they complete challenging problems. Although early research examining the interspersal procedure in mathematics was conducted with college-age students, there are a growing number of…

McDonald, Erin; Ardoin, Scott P.

2007-01-01

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Digital Technology in the Visual Arts Classroom: An [un]Easy Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article scrutinizes the dichotomy of the uneasy and easy partnerships that exist between digital technology and visual arts education. The claim that by putting computers into schools "we have bought 'one half of a product'... we've bought the infrastructure and the equipment but we haven't bought the educational…

Wilks, Judith; Cutcher, Alexandra; Wilks, Susan

2012-01-01

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The Alignment of easyCBM[R] Math Measures to Curriculum Standards. Technical Report #1002  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the alignment of the easyCBM[R] mathematics benchmark and progress monitoring measures to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics "Curriculum Focal Points" (NCTM, 2006). Based on Webb's alignment model (1997, 2002), we collected expert judgments on individual math items across a sampling of forms…

Nese, Joseph F. T.; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald; Alonzo, Julie

2010-01-01

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Attractiveness, Easiness and Other Issues: Student Evaluations of Professors on Ratemyprofessors.com  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Felton et al. (2004) reported that web-based student evaluations of teaching (SET) demonstrated a student preference for course easiness and instructor sexiness. This study explores these same relationships with a larger and improved database. Results indicate even stronger relationships than previously reported. In addition, this study…

Felton, James; Koper, Peter T.; Mitchell, John; Stinson, Michael

2008-01-01

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Information Retrieval: Easy English, a language for information retrieval through a remote typewriter console  

Microsoft Academic Search

Easy English is a natural command language designed to simplify communication between man and machine through remote typewriter console. It has been developed for retrieval of documents from a computerized data base, the Moore School Information Systems Laboratory files. Requests are formulated in a standardized syntactical form (examples of which are presented), and this form is then transformed into an

Morris Rubinoff; Samuel Bergman; F. Rapp; H. Cautin

1968-01-01

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Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 9th Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now in its ninth edition, "Phonics Pathways" (with help from Dewey the Bookworm[TM]) teaches students of all ages the rudiments of phonics and spelling with an efficient, practical, and foolproof method. Written in an easy-to-use format, "Phonics Pathways" is organized by sounds and spelling patterns. The patterns are introduced one at a time and…

Hiskes, Dolores G.

2005-01-01

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BODIPY-phosphane as a versatile tool for easy access to new metal-based theranostics.  

PubMed

A new BODIPY-phosphane was synthesized and proved to be a versatile tool for imaging organometallic complexes. It also led to easy access to a new family of theranostics, featuring gold, ruthenium and osmium complexes. The compounds' cytotoxicity was tested on cancer cells, and their cell uptake was followed by fluorescence microscopy in vitro. PMID:23232925

Tasan, Semra; Zava, Olivier; Bertrand, Benoît; Bernhard, Claire; Goze, Christine; Picquet, Michel; Le Gendre, Pierre; Harvey, Pierre; Denat, Franck; Casini, Angela; Bodio, Ewen

2013-05-01

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Discover how easy it is to be a student again. Apply online or call  

E-print Network

#12;Discover how easy it is to be a student again. Apply online or call 956-8266 for information@hawaii.edu. Want to advertise? For information, call 808 956-8856 or e-mail ur@hawaii.edu. ma¯lamalama THE LIGHT horizon to horizon. A sophisticated array of antennas "listens" for sharp bursts of radio waves (what

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Three Easy Ways to Order Call: 18007774643 (within North & South America)  

E-print Network

ORDER FORM Three Easy Ways to Order Call: 1­800­777­4643 (within North & South America) (212) 460­1500 (outside North & South America) Fax: (201) 348­4505 Mail: Birkhäuser, PO Box 2485 Secaucus, NJ 07096 book (within North and South America); $10.00 for the first & $5.00 for each additional book (outside

Sørensen, Michael

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The Use of Cylindrical Lenses in Easy Experiments for Physics Education and the Magic Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to present the properties of cylindrical lenses and provide some examples of their use in easy school physics experiments. Such experiments could be successfully conducted in the context of science education, in fun experiments that teach physics and in science fair projects, or used to entertain an audience by…

Bednarek, Stanislaw; Krysiak, Jerzy

2011-01-01

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E-1 Dynamic Fluid-Flow Model Update: EASY/ROCETS Enhancement and Model Development Support  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents the research conducted to update computer models for dynamic fluid flow simulation of the E-1 test stand subsystems at te NASA John C. Stennis Space Center.Work also involved significant upgrades to the capabilities of EASY/ROCKETS library through the inclusion of the NIST-12 thermodynamic property database and development of new control system modules.

Follett, Randolph F.; Taylor, Robert P.

1998-01-01

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PCC Pavement Sustainability in New York Economy, Environment, and Society: 2 Out of 3 is Easy  

E-print Network

PCC Pavement Sustainability in New York Economy, Environment, and Society: 2 Out of 3 is Easy Bill PCC pavement sustainability strategy. NYSDOT recognizes that PCC pavements have "sustainable efforts, begging the question, "Is any pavement truly "sustainable?"" 1. PCC pavements, and pavement

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Introducing Human Population Biology through an Easy Laboratory Exercise on Mitochondrial DNA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an easy and cheap laboratory exercise for students to discover their own mitochondrial haplogroup. Students use buccal swabs to obtain mucosa cells as noninvasive tissue samples, extract DNA, and with a simple polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis they can obtain DNA fragments of…

Pardinas, Antonio F.; Dopico, Eduardo; Roca, Agustin; Garcia-Vazquez, Eva; Lopez, Belen

2010-01-01

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Paper #782:Identifying and Generating Easy Sets of Constraints For Clustering Ian Davidson  

E-print Network

Paper #782:Identifying and Generating Easy Sets of Constraints For Clustering Ian Davidson and S University of New York, Albany, NY 12222. Email: davidson@cs.albany.edu. Department of Computer Science clustering at each iteration of a clustering under constraints algorithm. Previous work (Davidson & Ravi

Davidson, Ian

289

A Musician's Odyssey William's early life in Hanover had not been easy. Despite Isaac's absences  

E-print Network

1 1707­1773 A Musician's Odyssey William's early life in Hanover had not been easy. Despite Isaac, and for the boys, arithmetic. William later recorded how "my father's great attachment to Music determined him violin, their lessons would begin. Isaac, Anna, and the Founding of the Herschel Dynasty Isaac himself

Landweber, Laura

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An Example in Kleisli: Codon Usage Extraction Made Easy Jiren Wang and Limsoon Wong  

E-print Network

An Example in Kleisli: Codon Usage Extraction Made Easy Jiren Wang and Limsoon Wong Bio,limsoong@krdl.org.sg 19 March 1999 Codon usage information was useful to many molecular biologists in designing from public DNA sequence databases and could com­ pute their codon usage. Second, we wanted

Wong, Limsoon

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Advanced process control system description of an easy-to-use control system incorporating pluggable modules  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed an advanced process control (APC) system into which it is easy to plug the calculation methods and formulae for process control which are appropriate for a given product, recipe and set of production equipment data. Many different types of recipe are used in multi-product production lines to produce logic devices, for example. In general, the process control

E. Fukuda; S. Harakawa; M. Ikeda

1999-01-01

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A user-friendly control system to easy reconfigure a manufacturing cell  

Microsoft Academic Search

Generic manufacturing enterprises need to interact with an environment characterized by a strong competition. In order to react to the mutable requests of market, control systems should confer to the manufacturing system capabilities for easy modifiability, and this can be achieved by reducing the necessary time to reconfigure the existing system. Following this main requirement, this paper presents a user-friendly

Carlo D'Onofrio; M. Bruccoleri

2006-01-01

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Quick and Easy: Use Screen Capture Software to Train and Communicate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Screen capture (screen cast) software can be used to develop short videos for training purposes. Developing videos is quick and easy. This article describes how these videos are used as tools to reinforce face-to-face and interactive TV curriculum training in a nutrition education program. Advantages of developing these videos are shared.…

Schuster, Ellen

2011-01-01

294

Speaking and Listening to Your Child! Ten Fun and Easy Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet presents parents with 10 "easy and fun" tips for helping them to speak and listen effectively to their children. The tips in the booklet are: be interested; make and keep eye contact; be a good language model; avoid dead-end questions; extend conversations; read aloud regularly; share your thoughts; define and reflect feelings;…

1998

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Breathe easy: Model and control of human respiration for computer animation  

E-print Network

Breathe easy: Model and control of human respiration for computer animation Victor B. Zordan model of the human torso designed for the visual simulation of respiration using a mixed system of rigid for respiration becomes the generation of periodic contraction signals for a minimal set of two muscle groups. We

Zordan, Victor

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Reversible switching of magnetic easy axis in Co/BiFeO3 thin film heterostructures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are investigating the magnetic properties of a thin Co layer deposited on top of and exchange coupled to (001) BiFeO3 (BFO) thin films. 5 nm Co layer is evaporated and patterned into 100 micron x 100 micron pads. We measure angular dependent magnetic hysteresis loop of the Co layer using the magneto-optical Kerr effect and by sweeping the direction of the external magnetic field. We find that exchange-coupled Co layer always develops a magnetic easy axis along the [100] or [010] direction of BFO. As electric field pulses are applied between the Co pad and the bottom electrode (SrRuO3), non-volatile changes in the magnetic properties are observed in the Co layer. For a particular Co/BFO configuration, application of an electric field corresponding to the ferroelectric coercive field of the BFO film switches the magnetic easy axis by 45 . Upon application of the opposite electric field pulse, the easy axis switches back to the original direction. Subsequent applications of the alternating electric field pulses result in repeating reversible switching between the initial easy axis direction and the 45 rotated direction.

Gao, Tieren; Varatharajan, Anbusathaiah; Ratcliff, William; Takeuchi, Ichiro

2012-02-01

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The use of cylindrical lenses in easy experiments for physics education and the magic arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to present the properties of cylindrical lenses and provide some examples of their use in easy school physics experiments. Such experiments could be successfully conducted in the context of science education, in fun experiments that teach physics and in science fair projects, or used to entertain an audience by staging tricks, effects or illusions

Stanislaw Bednarek; Jerzy Krysiak

2011-01-01

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Alternate Form and Test-Retest Reliability of easyCBM Reading Measures. Technical Report # 0906  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report the results of a test-retest and alternate form reliability study of grade 1, 3, 5, and 8 reading measures from the easyCBM assessment system. Approximately 50 students in each grade participated in the study. In Grade 1, we studied the following measures: Phoneme Segmenting, Letter Sounds, Letter Names, Word Reading Fluency, and Passage…

Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2009-01-01

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Easy spectrally tunable highly efficient X-ray backlighting schemes based on spherically bent crystals  

Microsoft Academic Search

New easy spectrally tunable backlighting schemes based on a spherically bent crystal are considered. Contrary to traditional backlighting scheme, in which the investigated objects should be placed between the backlighter and the crystal, for the considered schemes an object is placed downstream of the crystal, before the tangential or after the sagittal focus and an image of the object is

T. Pikuz; A. Faenov; I. Skobelev; A. Magunov; L. Labate; L. A. Gizzi; M. Galimberti; A. Zigler; G. Baldacchini; F. Flora; S. Bollanti; P. di Lazzaro; D. Murra; G. Tomassetti; A. Ritucci; A. Reale; L. Reale; M. Francucci; S. Martelluci; G. Petrocelli

2004-01-01

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Adaptations of the Names Test: Easy-to-Use Phonics Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1990, Cunningham developed a Names Test as a quick and easy screening tool for teachers to obtain information about a student's decoding skills. In 1994, Duffelmeyer, Kruse, Merkley, and Fyfe added 10 names to the original Names Test and developed a comprehensive scoring matrix to increase diagnostic information from the test, based on error…

Mather, Nancy; Sammons, Janice; Schwartz, Jonathan

2006-01-01

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Technical Adequacy of the easyCBM Grade 2 Reading Measures. Technical Report #1004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we provide reliability and validity evidence for the easyCBM[R] Reading measures for grade 2 (word and passage reading fluency and multiple choice reading comprehension). Evidence for reliability includes internal consistency and item invariance. Evidence for validity includes concurrent, predictive, and construct…

Jamgochian, Elisa; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Saez, Leilani; Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2010-01-01

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Understanding Why Forward-Backward is Belief Propagation in Two Easy Steps  

E-print Network

Understanding Why Forward-Backward is Belief Propagation in Two Easy Steps Charles Sutton June 24) and then we send messages mt-1,t(j) forward, starting with s0, and finally we send messages mt+1,t(i) backward: forward-backward is equivalent to belief propagation using this schedule, because in Figure 1 each

Edinburgh, University of

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Background Television as an Inhibitor of Performance on Easy and Difficult Homework Assignments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of two types of background television programs on students' performance on easy and difficult homework assignments. In both experiments, students in Grade 8 (Experiment 1: N = 90; Experiment 2: N = 144) were matched on reading proficiency. Subsequently, the participants were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions in which

MARINA M. POOL; JOHANNES W. J. BEENTJES; CEES M. KOOLSTRA

2000-01-01

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Garden City Schools' Media Centers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Welcome to Garden City Public Schools Media Centers Web Pages. The Goal of the Garden City Public Schools' Media Centers is to provide access to information to students, staff, and community in both print and electronic formats. Our goal is to instill the importance of not only reading but also of information and technology literacy skills. High School Media Resource Center Media Specialist: Ms. Nancy Schultz-Speck; Librarian Paraprofessional: Mrs. Carol Garrett; 6500 Middlebelt Road, Garden City, MI 48135 (734) 762-8350 ext. 221 Email: schultn@gardencityschools.com MRC HOURS: 7am until 2:20pm - MRC Schedule Garden City Middle School Media Center Media Specialist:; 1851 Radcliff, Garden City, MI 48135 (734) 762-8400 District s Online Catalog - Destiny - Access the OPAC to ...

Ms. Schultz

2007-03-26

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National Center for Media Engagement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Funded by the Center for Public Broadcasting, the National Center for Media Engagement is dedicated to supporting "public media organizations nationwide in engaging their communities." They provide resources for stations and producers to engage citizens in a range of platforms, and their website is a great place to learn about their work. On the homepage, visitors will find seven sections, including "Think & Strategize", "Plan & Design", "Execute", "Renew & Upgrade" and "Communicate Impact". Public media organizations will be able to use these sections to use social media to communicate their mission to the public. Further down on the homepage, visitors can also learn about "Public Media Stories of Impact". These stories are taken from a range of public media organizations, such as pieces from Austin on the arts community and Columbus, Ohio's work on community engagement. It's also worth taking a look at their blog, which contains direct links to other resources created by public radio and television stations from around the United States.

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Ray, Asok

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Book and media reviews.  

PubMed

Books reviewed in this article: Book reviews in this column will primarily be of titles focusing completely, or in part, on biological aspects of addiction. However, significant titles of general relevance to the addictions field will also be included, even if they are not "biologi cal", as will titles of general methodological and clinical relevance, even if they are not on "addictions". Similar considerations will apply to other media (software, audio tapes and CDs, videos, etc). However, specific "addictions" software applications seem to be relatively uncommon and, as these items are rarely reviewed elsewhere, we will endeavour to include reviews of some of the older programmes that are still useful, as well as new titles that appear. I would appreciate suggesti ons of any items suitable for reviews, but especially software and other media of specific relevance to the addictions. Please contact: Dr David Ball, National Addiction Centre, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8AF, UK. Evaluating the Treatment of Drug Abuse in the European Union. EMCDDA scientific monograph series no. 3 Genetics and Criminality. The Potential Misuse of Scientific Information in Court JEFFREY R. BOTKIN, WILLIAM M. McMAHON & LESLIE PICKERING Dimensions of Forgiveness, Psychological Research and Theological Perspectives EVERETT L. WORTHINGTON Jr Handbook of Psychiatry for Primary Care C. W. ALLWOOD & C. A. GAGIANO Scientific Unit Conversion, 2nd edn FRANCOIS CARDARELLI (English translation by M.J. SHIELDS). PMID:20575855

Cook, C

2000-07-01

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Forces in Nonlinear Media  

E-print Network

I investigate the properties of forces on bodies in theories governed by the generalized Poisson equation div[mu(abs(grad_phi))grad_phi]=G rho, for the potential phi produced by a distribution of sources rho. This equation describes, inter alia, media with a response coefficient, mu, that depends on the field strength, such as in nonlinear, dielectric, or diamagnetic, media; nonlinear transport problems with field-strength dependent conductivity or diffusion coefficient; nonlinear electrostatics, as in the Born-Infeld theory; certain stationary potential flows in compressible fluids, in which case the forces act on sources or obstacles in the flow. The expressions for the force on a point charge is derived exactly for the limits of very low and very high charge. The force on an arbitrary body in an external field of asymptotically constant gradient, E, is shown to be F=QE, where Q is the total effective charge of the body. The corollary Q=0 implies F=0 is a generalization of d'Aembert's paradox. I show that for G>0 (as in Newtonian gravity) two point charges of the same (opposite) sign still attract (repel) each other. The opposite is true for G<0. I discuss the generalization of this to extended bodies, and derive virial relations.

Mordehai Milgrom

2001-12-19

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Chronic suppurative otitis media  

PubMed Central

Introduction Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common cause of hearing impairment, disability, and poor scholastic performance, and can occasionally lead to fatal intracranial infections and acute mastoiditis, especially in resource-poor countries. Methods and outcomes We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media in adults; and in children? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library and other important databases up to January 2007 (BMJ Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically, please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Results We found 48 systematic reviews, RCTs, or observational studies that met our inclusion criteria. We performed a GRADE evaluation of the quality of evidence for interventions. Conclusions In this systematic review we present information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: ear cleansing, systemic antibiotics, topical antibiotics, topical antiseptics, topical corticosteroids, tympanoplasty (with or without mastoidectomy). PMID:19454051

2007-01-01

310

Chronic suppurative otitis media  

PubMed Central

Introduction Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common cause of hearing impairment and disability. Occasionally it can lead to fatal intracranial infections and acute mastoiditis, especially in developing countries. Methods and outcomes We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media in adults and in children? What are the effects of treatments for cholesteatoma in adults and in children? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to May 2010 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically, please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Results We found 51 systematic reviews, RCTs, or observational studies that met our inclusion criteria. We performed a GRADE evaluation of the quality of evidence for interventions. Conclusions In this systematic review, we present information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: topical ear cleansing, surgery for cholesteatoma, systemic antibiotics, topical antibiotics, topical antibiotics plus topical corticosteroids, topical antiseptics, topical corticosteroids, tympanoplasty (with or without mastoidectomy). PMID:23870746

2012-01-01

311

Distinct hepatic lipid profile of hypertriglyceridemic mice determined by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS) was used to interrogate the hepatic lipid profiles of hypertriglyceridemic\\u000a and control normotriglyceridemic mice. The analyses of ex vivo complex lipid mixtures were made directly with EASI-MS without\\u000a accompanying separation steps. Intense ions for phosphatidylcholines and triacylglycerols were observed in the positive ion\\u000a mode whereas the spectra in the negative ion mode provided

Luciane C. Alberici; Helena C. F. Oliveira; Rodrigo R. Catharino; Anibal E. Vercesi; Marcos N. Eberlin; Rosana M. Alberici

312

Mass Media Preference Patterns: A Cross-Media Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study defined "preference types" (types of people who use various media) and looked at constructs people used in deciding their preferences. Preferences in one medium were compared with preferences in another medium for the same group of people. The six media studied were television, radio, movies, magazines, brand commercials, and political…

Williams, Dwight A., Jr.

313

The TriMedia Processor The TriMedia Processor  

E-print Network

of the TriMedia­CPU64TM VLIW processor with a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and assess the potential on a steel spine is part of a sculptural ensemble originally installed in 1937-1938, which also includes the travertine Table of Silence and Gate of the Kiss. #12;The ­TriMedia Processor PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging

Kuzmanov, Georgi

314

Media Research Methods in Information Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One consequence of the information explosion is found in the area of media research methodology. The accessibility of the computer has not only broadened the scope of electronic media research but has also helped media scholars to develop new, more accurate, and more reliable media research methodologies. Whereas in the past, electronic media…

Metallinos, Nikos

315

Back-to-School Guide: Jump-Start Learning with New Media. Updated with New Tools and Resources for 2010-11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help teachers get off to a good start, this paper presents the updated "Back-to-School Guide" that is brimming with new-media ideas and resources. It outlines ten tips, along with easy-to-use tools, that will help teachers build their classroom community, survey students to bring out their ideas, and make learning more collaborative. Links to…

George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2010

2010-01-01

316

ADSORPTION MEDIA FOR ARSENIC REMOVAL  

EPA Science Inventory

Presentation will discuss the use of adsorptive media for the removal of arsenic from drinking water. Presentation is a fundamental discussion on the use of adsorptive media for arsenic removal and includes information from several EPA field studies on removal of arsenic from dr...

317

Cell Immobilisation of Taxus Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Taxol is a cytotcxic diterpene initially isolated from the bark of Taxus brevifolia (Pacific yew). It has been approved for use in cancer treatment. Since total synthesis is uneconomical, plant biotechnology can provide an alternative source for the drug. Callus was initiated from needles of Taxus media on different media under different conditions of light. Cell immobilisation in polyurethane foam

CHI WAI TANG; Ferda Mavituna

318

Introduction to Media Literacy History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why is it important for us to consider the history of media literacy? Beyond forging connections of the past to the present, exploring the history of the field can deepen intellectual curiosity and understanding for those who work in media literacy education, ignite interest in others, and drive investigation into understanding the relationships…

Bordac, Sarah Evelyn

2014-01-01

319

[Social media, children and pediatricians].  

PubMed

Using social media web sites is a common activity for children, and any site that allows social interaction (social network, games, virtual worlds...) is a social media site. Pediatricians are in a position to help families understand the benefits and the risks of these sites, and to diagnose problems in children and adolescents as cyberbullying, depression, and post traumatic disorder. PMID:22119289

Le Heuzey, M-F

2012-01-01

320

Digital Media Stories for Persuasion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Digital media story-telling (which enhances traditional oral story-telling with images, music, and text) has been a focus of recent scholarship for its potential to produce numerous educational benefits. Through digital media storytelling, students' imagination, creativity, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and organizational or…

Leopold, Lisa

2010-01-01

321

Image-based Participating Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Light transport inside participating media, like fog or water, involves complex interaction phenomena, which make traditional 3D rendering approaches challenging and computationally expensive. To circumvent this, we propose an image-based method which adds perceptually plausible participating media effects to a single, clean high dy- namic range image. We impose no prior requirements on the input image, and show that the

Jorge Lopez-Moreno; Angel Cabanes; Diego Gutierrez

2008-01-01

322

Teen use of messaging media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teenagers compromise a large proportion of our population, and their technology use is a bellwether of future trends. Today's teens are coming of age with the rapid development of advanced communication and media tools. This paper describes a study exploring teen communication media usage patterns and their design implications.

Diane J. Schiano; Coreena P. Chen; Ellen Isaacs; Jeremy Ginsberg; Unnur Gretarsdottir; Megan Huddleston

2002-01-01

323

Mass media and public policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

If more informed voters receive favorable policies, then mass media should influence policy because it provides most of the information people use in voting. This paper uses a simple model to analyze the effect of mass media provision of news on a number of policy issues: redistribution, the size of the government sector, rents and corruption, the effectiveness of lobby

David Strömberg

2001-01-01

324

Developing World and Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume presents six keynote papers submitted by noted scholars to the Working Group on Mass Media and Developing Nations at the International Scientific Conference of the International Association for Mass Communication Research held at Leipzig, Germany, in September 1974. The following titles are included: "Mass Media and Developing Nations:…

International Organization of Journalists, Prague (Czechoslovakia).

325

The Media and the Message.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The experiences of Columbine and El Cajon high schools with media onslaughts following traumatic shooting incidents underscore the importance of getting the message across and sticking to known facts. In a crisis, speculation can hurt everyone. The most important elements in crisis communications are planning and media relations. (MLH)

Cook, Glenn

2001-01-01

326

MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2011  

E-print Network

MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2011 Major funding boost for BC-led climate change research The Pacific `test drive' their energy and emissions planning · analyzing social media's effectiveness at mobilizing Columbia-led projects aimed at finding solutions to the environmental, social and economic challenges

Pedersen, Tom

327

Media and Teacher Training Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many teachers resist the use of media in their classrooms, holding an anti-machinery bias much like that of the Luddite movement of 19th century England. Based on experience dating back to the protests by teachers in France against the introduction of books into the classroom in the 16th century, a law of media acceptance in the classroom can be…

Mertens, J.

328

A Generation Immersed in Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article briefly reports the findings of "Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-Olds," a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Stanford University researchers. The report studied media use a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders in the United States. The study found that although the…

Azzam, Amy M.

2006-01-01

329

Micromagnetic study of network media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic hysteresis and recording properties of network film media were studied via micromagnetic modeling. It was found that the chain-like arrangement of magnetic grains in the network media suppresses clustering magnetization reversal. In comparison with conventional thin film medium, the network medium exhibits lower transition noise at high recording densities. The network medium is also more thermally stable than the

Jian-Gang Zhu; Hao Fang

1998-01-01

330

Konstruksi Realitas dalam (Bahasa) Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication is significant. Therefore, the representation becomes im- portant in a context of media because a meaning, even a reality of media, is built in this level—through narration, proposition. In a bigger scope me- dia is able to influence language and meaning, among them by developing new words anf their assosiative meaning, shifting, widening, tightening, or simplifying a meaning. Therefore,a

Mursito BM

2007-01-01

331

Digital Media and Emergent Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses digital media and its potential effects on emergent literacy skills development for young children. While the impact of digital media exposure on children's emergent literacy development is largely unknown, it is becoming a significant issue, as more and more young children throughout the world observe and use various forms…

Hisrich, Katy; Blanchard, Jay

2009-01-01

332

Information Manipulation Through the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article models media manipulation in which a sender or senders manipulate information through the media to influence receivers. This article shows that if there is only 1 sender who has a conditional preference for maintaining its credibility in reporting accurate information and if the receivers face a coordination situation without information about their opponents' types, the sender could influence

Hanjoon Michael Jung

2009-01-01

333

Assessing Cross-Media Impacts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using 1000 MW coal-fired central power stations as an example, the impacts upon other media (land, air, water) are analyzed when controls are imposed on one medium. The development of a methodology for assessing the cross-media impact of specific control technologies or strategies is illustrated. (Author/BT)

Reiquam, Howard; And Others

1975-01-01

334

Porous polymer media  

DOEpatents

Highly crosslinked monolithic porous polymer materials for chromatographic applications. By using solvent compositions that provide not only for polymerization of acrylate monomers in such a fashion that a porous polymer network is formed prior to phase separation but also for exchanging the polymerization solvent for a running buffer using electroosmotic flow, the need for high pressure purging is eliminated. The polymer materials have been shown to be an effective capillary electrochromatographic separations medium at lower field strengths than conventional polymer media. Further, because of their highly crosslinked nature these polymer materials are structurally stable in a wide range of organic and aqueous solvents and over a pH range of 2-12.

Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01

335

DENSE MEDIA CYCLONE OPTIMIZATION  

SciTech Connect

The fieldwork associated with Task 1 (Baseline Assessment) was completed this quarter. Detailed cyclone inspections completed at all but one plant during maintenance shifts. Analysis of the test samples is also currently underway in Task 4 (Sample Analysis). A Draft Recommendation was prepared for the management at each test site in Task 2 (Circuit Modification). All required procurements were completed. Density tracers were manufactured and tested for quality control purposes. Special sampling tools were also purchased and/or fabricated for each plant site. The preliminary experimental data show that the partitioning performance for all seven HMC circuits was generally good. This was attributed to well-maintained cyclones and good operating practices. However, the density tracers detected that most circuits suffered from poor control of media cutpoint. These problems were attributed to poor x-ray calibration and improper manual density measurements. These conclusions will be validated after the analyses of the composite samples have been completed.

Gerald H. Luttrell

2001-09-10

336

Knight Digital Media Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and created and maintained through a partnership between the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and the University of California - Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, the Knight Digital Media Center is a very nice resource for just about any type of working journalist. Visitors to the site will find tutorials on being a better online journalist and newsroom leader and incorporating new and innovative weblogs into their work. Visitors can also learn about their seminar series and get the latest updates from the multitude of weblogs they sponsor. Additionally, visitors can click on through to some of their partner organizations, including J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the Knight Citizen News Network.

337

Combustion in porous media  

SciTech Connect

A 2.8-liter tube-shaped combustion vessel was constructed to study flame propagation and quenching in porous media. For this experiment, hydrogen-air flames propagating horizontally into abed of 6 mm diameter glass beads were studied. Measurements of pressure and temperature along the length of the tube were used to observe flame propagation of quenching. The critical hydrogen concentration for Hz-air mixtures was found to be 11.5%, corresponding to a critical Peclet number of Pe* = 37. This value is substantially less than the value of Pe* = 65 quoted in the literature, for example Babkin et al. (1991). It is hypothesized that buoyancy and a dependence of Pe on the Lewis number account for the discrepancy between these two results.

Dillon, J. [California Inst. of Technology, CA (US)

1999-09-01

338

Hospitality Management Media Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

HospitalityNet is an industry website that collects articles, news, job opportunities, and educational resources focused on tourism and related subjects. The subjects covered on this website for training and informational purposes varies widely, from financial information to tours of successful hotels and even ideas for advertising and other business implementations. This would be very helpful to a teacher who seeks media with which to teach in class, or for students seeking ideas for projects. This is especially ideal for students who are unsure of what career path to choose, as it provides school appraisals and videos of the requirements involved with hotel management, highlighting the more exciting aspects of the position. The resources here would also be very helpful in designing new businesses or developing Hospitality business models.

2007-03-25

339

NASA - easyJet Collaboration on the Human Factors Monitoring Program (HFMP) Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the first annual report jointly prepared by NASA and easyJet on the work performed under the agreement to collaborate on a study of the many factors entailed in flight - and cabin-crew fatigue and documenting the decreases in performance associated with fatigue. The objective of this Agreement is to generate reliable, automated procedures that improve understanding of the levels and characteristics of flight - and cabin-crew fatigue factors, both latent and proximate, whose confluence will likely result in unacceptable flight crew performance. This study entails the analyses of numerical and textual data collected during operational flights. NASA and easyJet are both interested in assessing and testing NASA s automated capabilities for extracting operationally significant information from very large, diverse (textual and numerical) databases, much larger than can be handled practically by human experts.

Srivistava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

2012-01-01

340

Easy Fabrication of Thin Membranes with Through Holes. Application to Protein Patterning  

PubMed Central

Since protein patterning on 2D surfaces has emerged as an important tool in cell biology, the development of easy patterning methods has gained importance in biology labs. In this paper we present a simple, rapid and reliable technique to fabricate thin layers of UV curable polymer with through holes. These membranes are as easy to fabricate as microcontact printing stamps and can be readily used for stencil patterning. We show how this microfabrication scheme allows highly reproducible and highly homogeneous protein patterning with micron sized resolution on surfaces as large as 10 cm2. Using these stencils, fragile proteins were patterned without loss of function in a fully hydrated state. We further demonstrate how intricate patterns of multiple proteins can be achieved by stacking the stencil membranes. We termed this approach microserigraphy. PMID:22952944

Arasi, Bakya; Gauthier, Nils; Viasnoff, Virgile

2012-01-01

341

Second Interim Report NASA - easyJet Collaboration on the Human Factors Monitoring Program (HFMP) Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the second interim report jointly prepared by NASA and easyJet on the work performed under the agreement to collaborate on a study of the factors entailed in flight and cabin-crew fatigue, and decreases in performance associated with fatigue. The objective of this Agreement is to generate reliable procedures that aid in understanding the levels and characteristics of flight and cabin-crew fatigue factors, both latent and proximate, whose confluence will likely result in unacceptable crew performance. This study entails the analyses of numerical and textual data collected during operational flights. NASA and easyJet are both interested in assessing and testing NASA s automated capabilities for extracting operationally significant information from very large, diverse (textual and numerical) databases; much larger than can be handled practically by human experts.

Srivistava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

2012-01-01

342

Influence of thermal agitation on the electric field induced precessional magnetization reversal with perpendicular easy axis  

SciTech Connect

We investigated the influence of thermal agitation on the electric field induced precessional magnetization switching probability with perpendicular easy axis by solving the Fokker-Planck equation numerically with finite difference method. The calculated results show that the thermal agitation during the reversal process crucially influences the switching probability. The switching probability can be achieved is only determined by the thermal stability factor ? of the free layer, it is independent on the device dimension, which is important for the high density device application. Ultra-low error rate down to the order of 10{sup ?9} can be achieved for the device of thermal stability factor ? of 40. Low damping factor ? material should be used for the free layer for high reliability device applications. These results exhibit potential of electric field induced precessional magnetization switching with perpendicular easy axis for ultra-low power, high speed and high density magnetic random access memory (MRAM) applications.

Cheng, Hongguang, E-mail: chenghg7932@gmail.com; Deng, Ning [Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)] [Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-12-15

343

Multi-camera multi-person tracking for EasyLiving  

Microsoft Academic Search

While intelligent environments are often cited as a reason for doing work on visual person-tracking, really making an intelligent environment exposes many real-world problems in visual tracking that must be solved to make the technology practical. In the context of our EasyLiving project in intelligent environments, we created a practical person-tracking system that solves most of the real-world problems. It

John Krumm; Steve Harris; Brian Meyers; Barry Brumitt; Michael Hale; Steve Shafer

2000-01-01

344

Interspersing easy math problems among challenging problems: detection of interspersal effects in whole-class applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interspersing easy problems among challenging problems has been shown to both increase students’ preference for completing\\u000a math worksheets and the fluency with which they complete challenging problems. Although early research examining the interspersal\\u000a procedure in mathematics was conducted with college-age students, there are a growing number of studies utilizing the interspersal\\u000a procedure in elementary and secondary school settings. A particular

Erin McDonald; Scott P. Ardoin

2007-01-01

345

The next generation Easy-to-Deploy (ETD) tsunami assessment buoy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the first year of commercial operations of the next-generation tsunami assessment system. Building upon their success with the Deep-ocean Assessment and Recording of Tsunamis (DART®) buoy systems, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) spent over five years of research and development designing the next-generation Easy-to-Deploy (ETD) DART® system. Through technology transfer and

R. A. Lawson; D. Graham; S. Stalin; C. Meinig; D. Tagawa; N. Lawrence-Slavas; R. Hibbins; B. Ingham

2011-01-01

346

The use of cylindrical lenses in easy experiments for physics education and the magic arts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this article is to present the properties of cylindrical lenses and provide some examples of their use in easy school physics experiments. Such experiments could be successfully conducted in the context of science education, in fun experiments that teach physics and in science fair projects, or used to entertain an audience by staging tricks, effects or illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats.

Bednarek, Stanis?aw; Krysiak, Jerzy

2011-09-01

347

Phase states of a 2D easy-plane ferromagnet with strong inclined anisotropy  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the spin states of a 2D film exhibiting easy-axis anisotropy and a strong single-ion inclined anisotropy whose axis forms a certain angle with the normal to the film surface. Such a system may have an angular ferromagnetic phase, a spatially inhomogeneous state, and a quadrupole phase, whose realization depends substantially on the inclined anisotropy and the orientation of the wavevector in the film plane.

Fridman, Yu. A., E-mail: frid@tnu.crimea.ua; Klevets, F. N.; Gorelikov, G. A.; Meleshko, A. G. [Vernadskii Tavria National University (Ukraine)

2012-12-15

348

Developing a Safety Management System for Fatigue Related Risks in easyJet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chapter 5: Developing a Safety Management System for Fatigue Related Risks in easyJet\\u000a\\u000aThe European Commission HILAS project (Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems - a project supported by the European Commission’s 6th Framework between 2005-2009) was focused on using human factors knowledge and methodology to address key challenges for aviation (current and future) including a performance based

S. Stewart; F. Koornneef; R. Akselsson; C. Turner

2009-01-01

349

Zero-Temperature Magnetic Transition in an Easy-Axis Kondo Lattice Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

We address the quantum transition of a spin-1\\/2 antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice model with an easy-axis anisotropy using the extended dynamical mean field theory. We derive results in real frequency by using the bosonic numerical renormalization group (BNRG) method and compare them with quantum Monte Carlo results in Matsubara frequency. The BNRG results show a logarithmic divergence in the critical local

Jian-Xin Zhu; Stefan Kirchner; Ralf Bulla; Qimiao Si

2007-01-01

350

Switching modes in easy and hard axis magnetic reversal in a self-assembled antidot array  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the reversal mechanisms in a self-assembled, hexagonally ordered Fe antidot array with a period of 200 nm and an antidot diameter of 100 nm which was prepared by polystyrene nanosphere lithography. Direction-dependent information in such a self-assembled sample is obtained by measuring the anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) through constrictions processed by focused ion beam milling in nearest neighbor and next nearest neighbor directions. We show that such an originally integral method can be used to investigate the strong in-plane anisotropy introduced by the antidot lattice. The easy and hard axis reversal mechanisms and corresponding AMR signals are modeled by micromagnetic simulations. Additional in-field magnetic force microscopy studies allow the correlation of microscopic switching to features in the integral AMR. We find that the easy axis of magnetization is connected to a distinct periodic magnetic domain pattern, which can be observed during the whole magnetization reversal. While this process is driven by nucleation and propagation of reversed domains, the hard axis reversal is characterized by a (stepwise) rotation of the magnetization via the antidot lattice’ easy axes.

Haering, Felix; Wiedwald, Ulf; Nothelfer, Steffen; Koslowski, Berndt; Ziemann, Paul; Lechner, Lorenz; Wallucks, Andreas; Lebecki, Kristof; Nowak, Ulrich; Gräfe, Joachim; Goering, Eberhard; Schütz, Gisela

2013-11-01

351

Media Symbolism; Media Richness; and Media Choice in Organizations: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses symbolic interactionism to understand media choice processes during managerial communications--studying communication incidents involving face-to-face, telephone, electronic mail, and written media. Suggests that managers' choices are influenced by (1) ambiguity of the message content and richness of the communication medium, (2) symbolic…

Trevino, Linda Klebe; And Others

1987-01-01

352

Social Media's New Role in Emergency Management  

SciTech Connect

As technology continues to evolve, emergency management organizations must adapt to new ways of responding to the media and public. This paper examines a brief overview of social media's new role in emergency management. This includes definitions of social media, the benefits of utilizing social media, examples of social media being used and finally a discussion of how agencies, such as Department of Energy national laboratories, can begin including social media in their emergency management plans.

Ethan Huffman; Sara Prentice

2008-03-01

353

Welcome to GLACIER Tax Prep We hope you find GLACIER Tax Prep simple to use and easy to understand!  

E-print Network

simple steps away from completing your U.S. federal tax forms in an easy and efficient way! Your Identification Number (if you have been assigned one); · U.S. Entry and Exit Dates for current and all pastWelcome to GLACIER Tax Prep We hope you find GLACIER Tax Prep simple to use and easy to understand

Mullins, Dyche

354

Cross-Validation of easyCBM Reading Cut Scores in Washington: 2009-2010. Technical Report #1109  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical report presents results from a cross-validation study designed to identify optimal cut scores when using easyCBM[R] reading tests in Washington state. The cross-validation study analyzes data from the 2009-2010 academic year for easyCBM[R] reading measures. A sample of approximately 900 students per grade, randomly split into two…

Irvin, P. Shawn; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2011-01-01

355

The Psychosocial Development and Increased Fluency of Users of the SpeechEasyRTM Device: A Multiple Unit Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation study explored the efficacy of the SpeechEasy[R] device for individuals who are gainfully employed stutterers and who participated in workplace education learning activities. This study attempted to fill a gap in the literature regarding efficacy of the SpeechEasy[R] device. It employed a qualitative multiple unit case study…

Horgan, David James

2010-01-01

356

Cross-Validation of easyCBM Reading Cut Scores in Oregon: 2009-2010. Technical Report #1108  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical report presents results from a cross-validation study designed to identify optimal cut scores when using easyCBM[R] reading tests in Oregon. The cross-validation study analyzes data from the 2009-2010 academic year for easyCBM[R] reading measures. A sample of approximately 2,000 students per grade, randomly split into two groups of…

Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Irvin, P. Shawn; Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2011-01-01

357

[Media use with developmental benefits].  

PubMed

For children of school age television is still the dominant medium. TV consumption isn't only limited on the TV set, but also happens on the computer with internet access and mobile devices. Computer games take a high priority for boys. For girls reading is still an important experience space. Parents influence the media use of their children by their role model, and the rates for shared non-media experiences. Neighborhoods which aren't child-friendly can cause children's withdraw into home media spaces. Restrictions and controls are less important than the conversations that are conducted around media interests of the child and parents attention to early signs of problematic media use. Potentially irritating media content for children (such as violence or sex) can have strong effects when there's no open debate taking place in the family around these issues. Today's media diversity leads to parallel surfing and multi-tasking. In order that this doesn't influence children's cognitive development and learning negatively a culture of regular restriction to one activity, to which they devote their full attention, is required. PMID:22851466

Hipeli, E; Süss, D

2012-08-01

358

Beethoven: architecture for media telephony  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a new architecture and techniques for media-based telephony over wireless/wireline IP networks, called `Beethoven'. The platform supports complex media transport and mobile conferencing for multi-user environments having a non-uniform access. New techniques are presented to provide advanced multimedia call management over different media types and their presentation. The routing and distribution of the media is rendered over the standards based protocol. Our approach offers a generic, distributed and object-oriented solution having interfaces, where signal processing and unified messaging algorithms are embedded as instances of core classes. The platform services are divided into `basic communication', `conferencing' and `media session'. The basic communication form platform core services and supports access from scalable user interface to network end-points. Conferencing services take care of media filter adaptation, conversion, error resiliency, multi-party connection and event signaling, while the media session services offer resources for application-level communication between the terminals. The platform allows flexible attachment of any number of plug-in modules, and thus we use it as a test bench for multiparty/multi-point conferencing and as an evaluation bench for signal coding algorithms. In tests, our architecture showed the ability to easily be scaled from simple voice terminal to complex multi-user conference sharing virtual data.

Keskinarkaus, Anja; Ohtonen, Timo; Sauvola, Jaakko J.

1999-11-01

359

Regeneratively Cooled Porous Media Jacket  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fluid and heat transfer theory for regenerative cooling of a rocket combustion chamber with a porous media coolant jacket is presented. This model is used to design a regeneratively cooled rocket or other high temperature engine cooling jacket. Cooling jackets comprising impermeable inner and outer walls, and porous media channels are disclosed. Also disclosed are porous media coolant jackets with additional structures designed to transfer heat directly from the inner wall to the outer wall, and structures designed to direct movement of the coolant fluid from the inner wall to the outer wall. Methods of making such jackets are also disclosed.

Mungas, Greg (Inventor); Fisher, David J. (Inventor); London, Adam Pollok (Inventor); Fryer, Jack Merrill (Inventor)

2013-01-01

360

Addicted media: substances on screen.  

PubMed

The depiction of alcohol and drug traffic/usage in films has caused concern since the advent of motion pictures and continues to raise concern with the introduction of new media. This article provides a comprehensive review of much of the existing peer-reviewed published literature about the depiction of substances in the media by focusing on the information obtained in content analyses. This article demonstrates the widespread and overwhelming presence of substances in the media viewed by youth and highlights reviews that discuss the potential impacts of these depictions. PMID:15936669

Thompson, Kimberly M

2005-07-01

361

American Abroad Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website for America Abroad Media (AAM) was started in 2002, and the organization is committed to a philosophy of independent journalism. It is broadcast on National Public Radio in the U.S., and on NPR Worldwide in 145 countries. In the "About AAM" section, their mission states, "America Abroad is the only public radio program that devotes an hour to a single issue-providing historical context and international perspective." Currently running radio "Programs" and those available in the archives can be found in the "Radio" link at the top of the page. The "Education" link provides educational outreach programs developed for college and university-level students. Each impressive program is a module that uses a multimedia approach to its subjects of study. The modules focus on the Middle Eastern countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey. Radio and television interviews are utilized in the modules, and a diverse group of experts, including artists, politicians, academics and policy makers are interviewed. Visitors interested in listening to AAM should check out the link "Find a Station" to see where it can be heard in the U.S., by city and state.

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Evaluation of Chromogenic Media in Detection of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Vancomycin resistant Enterococci have become important nosocomial pathogens. So it is necessary to monitor continuously such infections in the hospitals. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 Enterococci isolated from 4489 various clinical samples were speciated and antibiogram was done according to standard laboratory methods. The efficacy of CHROMagarTM VRE (France) and Hicrome VRE (Himedia) in detecting VRE was evaluated using E- test (Himedia). Results: Hicrome VRE and CHROMagarTM VRE showed sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99% as compared to E-test. Conclusion: In the present study VRE was not isolated. Prudent use of vancomycin and continuous surveillance for VRE will prevent the emergence of vancomycin resistant Enterococci in the locality in future. Identification of VRE by chromogenic media is rapid, easy to perform, cost effective compared to technically demanding, time consuming and costly conventional method.

S., Vijaya; S.T., Santhya; M.K., Yashaswini; S., Megha

2014-01-01

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Media Studies: An Investigation and Examination of Selected Media Studies on What Constitutes a Media Studies Program in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 21st century is rapidly becoming the age of new and oftentimes confusing innovations in media, so much so that it is frequently referred to as the "new media" (Beach, 2007). It has become evident that we live in an era with extremely complex, and rapidly changing media scenes. Media studies now appears in major institutions of higher education…

Partovi, Parvis Paul

2011-01-01

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Media Unit for Secondary English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers a detailed description of a unit designed to explore the effectiveness of communication through the media that emphasizes all modes of communication--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (AEA)

Dalzell, Pat

1983-01-01

365

Kids & Media @ The New Millennium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released in November 1999 by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this booklength study touts itself as "one of the most comprehensive national public studies ever conducted of young people's media use." The study, "based on a nationally representative sample of more than 3,000 children ages 2 -18, shows how much time kids spend watching TV and movies, using computers, playing video games, listening to music, and reading." The report also examines the extent and nature of parental oversight, how children use media, and whether new media are replacing traditional ones for the nation's young people. One of the more sensational findings: "the typical American child spends an average of more than 38 hours a week - nearly five and a half hours a day - consuming media outside of school."

1999-01-01

366

Merrily down the Stream: RSS Makes It Easy to Gather Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

RSS or Real Simple Syndication is a technology that allows an information user to subscribe to "feeds" or streams of information from any number of content producers, including traditional media outlets and blogs, all for free. With RSS, one can connect to more information in less time, thus keeping track of news, ideas, and conversations almost…

Richardson, Will

2006-01-01

367

Dynamics of Illegal Participation in Peer-to-Peer Networks—Why Do People Illegally Share Media Files?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rise of peer-to-peer networks starting with Napster in 1999 and later KaZaA and eMule had a substantial impact on the online distribution of media content. Millions of users at any given point of time illegally offer copyright protected files and internalize the cost of their behavior. Whereas it is easy to explain why users download files, it remains an

Jan U. Becker; Michel Clement

2006-01-01

368

EASY-II: a system for modelling of n, d, p, ? and ? activation and transmutation processes  

E-print Network

EASY-II is designed as a functional replacement for the previous European Activation System, EASY-2010. It has extended nuclear data and new software, FISPACT-II, written in object-style Fortran to provide new capabilities for predictions of activation, transmutation, depletion and burnup. The new FISPACT-II code has allowed us to implement many more features in terms of energy range, up to GeV; incident particles: alpha, gamma, proton, deuteron and neutron; and neutron physics: self-shielding effects, temperature dependence, pathways analysis, sensitivity and error estimation using covariance data. These capabilities cover most application needs: nuclear fission and fusion, accelerator physics, isotope production, waste management and many more. In parallel, the maturity of modern general-purpose libraries such as TENDL-2012 encompassing thousands of target nuclides, the evolution of the ENDF format and the capabilities of the latest generation of processing codes PREPRO-2012, NJOY2012 and CALENDF-2010 have allowed the FISPACT-II code to be fed with more robust, complete and appropriate data: cross-sections with covariance, probability tables in the resonance ranges, kerma, dpa, gas and radionuclide production and 24 decay types. All such data for the five most important incident particles are placed in evaluated data files up to an incident energy of 200 MeV. The resulting code and data system, EASY-II, includes many new features and enhancements. It has been extensively tested, and also benefits from the feedback from wide-ranging validation and verification activities performed with its predecessor.

Jean-Christophe Sublet; James Eastwood; Guy Morgan; Arjan Koning; Dimitri Rochman

2013-09-27

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EASY-II: a system for modelling of n, d, p, ? and ? activation and transmutation processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EASY-II is designed as a functional replacement for the previous European Activation System, EASY-2010. It has extended nuclear data and new software, FISPACT-II, written in object-style Fortran to provide new capabilities for predictions of activation, transmutation, depletion and burnup. The new FISPACT-II code has allowed us to implement many more features in terms of energy range, up to GeV; incident particles: alpha, gamma, proton, deuteron and neutron; and neutron physics: self-shielding effects, temperature dependence, pathways analysis, sensitivity and error estimation using covariance data. These capabilities cover most application needs: nuclear fission and fusion, accelerator physics, isotope production, waste management and many more. In parallel, the maturity of modern general-purpose libraries such as TENDL-2012 encompassing thousands of target nuclides, the evolution of the ENDF format and the capabilities of the latest generation of processing codes PREPRO-2012, NJOY2012 and CALENDF-2010 have allowed the FISPACT-II code to be fed with more robust, complete and appropriate data: cross-sections with covariance, probability tables in the resonance ranges, kerma, dpa, gas and radionuclide production and 24 decay types. All such data for the five most important incident particles are placed in evaluated data files up to an incident energy of 200 MeV. The resulting code and data system, EASY-II, includes many new features and enhancements. It has been extensively tested, and also benefits from the feedback from wide-ranging validation and verification activities performed with its predecessor

Sublet, Jean-Christophe; Eastwood, James; Morgan, Guy; Koning, Arjan; Rochman, Dimitri

2014-06-01

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EasyLCMS: an asynchronous web application for the automated quantification of LC-MS data  

PubMed Central

Background Downstream applications in metabolomics, as well as mathematical modelling, require data in a quantitative format, which may also necessitate the automated and simultaneous quantification of numerous metabolites. Although numerous applications have been previously developed for metabolomics data handling, automated calibration and calculation of the concentrations in terms of ?mol have not been carried out. Moreover, most of the metabolomics applications are designed for GC-MS, and would not be suitable for LC-MS, since in LC, the deviation in the retention time is not linear, which is not taken into account in these applications. Moreover, only a few are web-based applications, which could improve stand-alone software in terms of compatibility, sharing capabilities and hardware requirements, even though a strong bandwidth is required. Furthermore, none of these incorporate asynchronous communication to allow real-time interaction with pre-processed results. Findings Here, we present EasyLCMS (http://www.easylcms.es/), a new application for automated quantification which was validated using more than 1000 concentration comparisons in real samples with manual operation. The results showed that only 1% of the quantifications presented a relative error higher than 15%. Using clustering analysis, the metabolites with the highest relative error distributions were identified and studied to solve recurrent mistakes. Conclusions EasyLCMS is a new web application designed to quantify numerous metabolites, simultaneously integrating LC distortions and asynchronous web technology to present a visual interface with dynamic interaction which allows checking and correction of LC-MS raw data pre-processing results. Moreover, quantified data obtained with EasyLCMS are fully compatible with numerous downstream applications, as well as for mathematical modelling in the systems biology field. PMID:22884039

2012-01-01

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Magnetic soliton transport over topological spin texture in chiral helimagnet with strong easy-plane anisotropy  

SciTech Connect

We show the existence of an isolated soliton excitation over the topological ground-state configuration in chiral helimagnet with the Dzyaloshinskii-Moryia exchange and the strong easy-plane anisotropy. The magnetic field perpendicular to the helical axis stabilizes the kink crystal state which plays a role of ''topological protectorate'' for the traveling soliton with a definite handedness. To find new soliton solution, we use the Baecklund transformation technique. It is pointed out that the traveling soliton carries the magnon density and a magnetic soliton transport may be realized.

Borisov, A. B. [Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg 620219 (Russian Federation); Kishine, Jun-ichiro [Department of Basic Sciences, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu 804-8550 (Japan); Bostrem, I. G.; Ovchinnikov, A. S. [Department of Physics, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg 620083 (Russian Federation)

2009-04-01

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A Web Interface for Easy Flexible Protein-Protein Docking with ATTRACT.  

PubMed

Protein-protein docking programs can give valuable insights into the structure of protein complexes in the absence of an experimental complex structure. Web interfaces can facilitate the use of docking programs by structural biologists. Here, we present an easy web interface for protein-protein docking with the ATTRACT program. While aimed at nonexpert users, the web interface still covers a considerable range of docking applications. The web interface supports systematic rigid-body protein docking with the ATTRACT coarse-grained force field, as well as various kinds of protein flexibility. The execution of a docking protocol takes up to a few hours on a standard desktop computer. PMID:25650913

de Vries, Sjoerd J; Schindler, Christina E M; Chauvot de Beauchêne, Isaure; Zacharias, Martin

2015-02-01

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Children’s Reading Comprehension and Oral Reading Fluency in Easy Text  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored third-graders’ oral reading fluency (ORF) in easy text in relation to their third- and fourth-grade reading\\u000a comprehension. It also examined the children’s performance on two different measures of text exposure, a self-report questionnaire\\u000a and a title-recognition test. Although third-graders’ ORF related significantly to their reading comprehension, oral language\\u000a comprehension accounted for most of the variance in reading

Louise Spear-Swerling

2006-01-01

374

From LBT to TNG: an Easy Way to Inherit an Archiving System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Large Binocular Telescope Archiving System and Web Interface (Knapic et al. 2011) is developed to be extremely flexible about adding new instruments. This flexibility is very useful also in the case of an archiving system rebuilding an extension for another telescope, in our case Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG). This article presents the archiving system structure (Smareglia et al. 2008), programs and web applications adaptations done in order to ingest, transfer and distribute files and web user interfaces. The interesting thing is that database structure is strongly modified to easy ingest any fits file like TNG ones but this is done with a very little code adjustment.

Knapic, C.; Smareglia, R.; Molinaro, M.

2012-09-01

375

NASA-easyJet Collaboration on the Human Factors Monitoring Program (HFMP) Study, Second Interim Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the second interim report jointly prepared by NASA and easyJet on the work performed under the agreement to collaborate on a study of the factors entailed in flight- and cabin-crew fatigue and decreases in performance associated with fatigue. The objective of this Agreement is to generate reliable procedures that aid in understanding the levels and characteristics of flight- and cabin-crew fatigue factors, both latent and proximate, whose confluence will likely result in unacceptable crew performance. This study entails the analyses of numerical and textual data collected during operational flights.

Srivastava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

2012-01-01

376

Spin-dynamics of the classical easy-plane Heisenberg chain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dynamics of the ferromagnetic easy-plane Heisenberg chain has been simulated by a standard Monte Carlo algorithm and the accurate numerical integration of the equations of motion for the spin variables. The dynamic structure factors S( q, ?) have been calculated for a wide range of field and temperatures and interpreted in terms of spin-wave and soliton effects. A comparison with known neutron scattering experiments for CsNiF 3 is presented and deviations from the sine-Gordon theory are revealed.

Grille, H.; Kamieniarz, G.; Gerling, R. W.

1992-02-01

377

Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the escalating role of media and new media in our everyday lives, there is an urgent need for courses in Critical Media Literacy, at all levels of schooling. The empowering nature of these kinds of courses is demonstrated through a discussion of a Critical Media Literacy course taught at UCLA. (Contains 1 note.)

Hammer, Rhonda

2011-01-01

378

Online Collaborative Learning and Communication Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics of online collaborative learning and communication media regarding team projects. Media richness and social presence theories are well-accepted rational theories that explain media choices and media behaviors, and serve as the theoretical framework. Quantitative and qualitative data collection…

Havard, Byron; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong

2008-01-01

379

Teaching Media Literacy with Graphic Novels  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: A current problem in media literacy studies is whether or not to categorize graphic novels as media literacy texts. Thus, this article begins with a review of current media literacy research and its emphasis on defining media literacy texts as texts that rely on both print literacies and image literacies. Because graphic novels rely on…

Monnin, Katie

2010-01-01

380

Efficient Media Exploitation Towards Collective Intelligence  

E-print Network

intelligence Media intelligence Social media. 1 Introduction It is rather true that nowadays most of communityEfficient Media Exploitation Towards Collective Intelligence Phivos Mylonas, Vassilios Solachidis and tags). The above process exploits the so-called "Media Intelligence" towards the ultimate goal

Staab, Steffen

381

Why History Matters for Media Literacy Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ways people have publicly discussed and written about media literacy in the past have great bearing on how citizens, educators and learners are able to think about and practice their own media literacy. Our concepts of media literacy have evolved over time in response to changing contexts of media studies and educational discourses as well as…

RobbGrieco, Michael

2014-01-01

382

Military and Civilian Media Coverage of Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Military suicide has increased over the past decade and reports of Service Member and Veteran suicides receive media attention. Some methods of reporting suicide appear to cause a “media contagion” effect, potentially increasing suicide. This effect is explored in relation to media reports of both military and civilian suicides. To reduce possible contagion, recommendations for media reporting of suicides were

Amanda Edwards-Stewart; Julie T. Kinn; Jennifer D. June; Nicole R. Fullerton

2011-01-01

383

A Variational Approach to Upscaling Heterogeneous Media  

E-print Network

. Coon, Columbia University January 28, 2010 A Variational Approach to Upscaling Heterogeneous Media- p.1 #12;Heterogeneous Media What makes a medium heterogeneous? · Large relative variation in material to Upscaling Heterogeneous Media- p.2 #12;Heterogeneous Media What makes a medium heterogeneous? · Large

MacLachlan, Scott

384

The Organizational Underpinnings of Contemporary Media Conglomerates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how synergy and related strategies have become major building blocks of the global mass media system, used to optimize their presence across many media channels as possible, and to organize cross-media activities across national borders. Discusses synergy and media fragmentation, making synergy work, synergy beyond advertising, and…

Turow, Joseph

1992-01-01

385

Fabrication of Flyable Perpendicular Discrete Track Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discrete track media offers many potential recording advantages over conventional continuous media in hard disk drives. In this study, we present a novel fabrication process for discrete track perpendicular magnetic media via electron beam lithography, ion milling, and the use of a protective Al sacrificial layer. Physical characterization of the media confirms the process is able to produce patterned tracks

Matthew T. Moneck; Jian-Gang Zhu; Xiaodong Che; Yawshing Tang; Hyung Jai Lee; Shuyu Zhang; Ki-Seok Moon; Nobuyuki Takahashi

2007-01-01

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Media Literacy and Health Promotion for Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mass media rank among the most important socialization agents influencing the health behaviors of today's youth, with some researchers estimating that youth spend 33-50% of their waking hours with some form of media (Strasburger and Wilson 2002). The impact of the media on health and the large amount of time adolescents spend with media make…

Bergsma, Lynda

2011-01-01

387

Semiotics Of Digital Media In Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Semiotics is one of the approaches to media education and new media literacy. It complements and promotes the ideals of Media Literacy education. It opens a new way to the study of media literacy. We can not only study the alphabet of deaf-mutes, symbolic rites, polite formulas, military signals, and religious symbols but also study the commercials, sit-coms, soap

Melda N. Yildiz

388

Liquid rocket propulsion dynamic flow modeling using the ROCETS engineering modules in the EASY5x environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A report on the progress of porting the ROCETS (ROCket Engine Transient Simulator) into the EASY5x simulation environment is presented. Brief descriptions of each of the software systems, information regarding the actual port process, and examples comparing the results of the two systems are given. It is shown that EASY5x is a suitable environment for utilization of the ROCETS engineering modules, and that, for the example systems shown, EASY5x actually seems to give more accurate solutions than the straight ROCETS code.

Follett, Randolph F.; Taylor, Robert P.; Nunez, Stephen C.

1993-01-01

389

Media Use by Chinese and U.S. Secondary Students: Implications for Media Literacy Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how children currently use media, the influence of media in their lives, and implications for media literacy education. Trends in the use of media (TV, radio, computer, videogames, Internet) by Chinese and American secondary students are presented, drawn from major national studies on American and Chinese children's media use. It shows what and how students use new

Guofang Wan; Dianne M. Gut

2008-01-01

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Media Use by Chinese and U.S. Secondary Students: Implications for Media Literacy Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how children currently use media, the influence of media in their lives, and implications for media literacy education. Trends in the use of media (TV, radio, computer, videogames, Internet) by Chinese and American secondary students are presented, drawn from major national studies on American and Chinese children's media…

Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne M.

2008-01-01

391

New media, old media: The technologies of international development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research, theory and practice of educational technology over the past 75 years provide convincing evidence that this process offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to solving educational and social problems. The use of media and technology in development has shifted from an emphasis on mass media to personal media. A variety of electronic delivery systems are being used and are usually coordinated by centralized governmental agencies. There are no patterns of use since the problems vary and the medium used is responsive to the problem. Computers are used most frequently and satellite telecommunication networks follow. The effective use of these and other technologies requires a long-term commitment to financial support and training of personnel. The extension model of face-to-face contact still prevails in developing nations whether in agriculture, education or rural development. Low-cost technologies are being used in local projects while major regional and national companies use radio, film and related video technologies. The use of all available and cost-effective media and technologies make possible appropriate communications for specific goals with specific audiences. There appears to be no conflict among proponents of various media formats. Development in education and other sectors has much to gain from old and new communication technologies and has hardly been tapped. Several new educational technology developments are discussed as potential contributors to formal and nonformal education.

Ingle, Henry T.

1986-09-01

392

Platelet storage media.  

PubMed

Present platelet storage media often designated platelet additive solutions (PAS) basically contain acetate, citrate and phosphate and recently also potassium and magnesium. However, there seems to be an increasing interest in developing PASs that can be used also after further reduction of residual plasma content below 15-20% plasma. Inclusion of glucose but also calcium and bicarbonate in such solutions have been suggested to improve platelet (PLT) storage, especially when plasma content is reduced to very low levels. Results from a limited number of studies using novel PAS alternatives have been presented during the last years, such as InterSol-G, PAS-5, M-sol, PAS-G and SAS. Most of them are experimental solutions. The combined results presented in those studies suggest that presence of glucose may be necessary during PLT storage, primarily to maintain ATP at acceptable levels. At plasma inclusion below 15-20%, the content of glucose will generally be too low to support PLT metabolism for more than a few days making glucose addition in PAS necessary. Significant effects associated with presence of calcium was observed in PLTs stored in PAS with 5% inclusion but not with 20-35% plasma inclusion, suggesting that the content of plasma could be of importance. Bicarbonate only seems to be of importance for pH regulation, primarily when plasma inclusion is reduced to about 5%. Reduction in rate of glycolysis was observed in some PAS alternatives containing potassium and magnesium but not in others. Differences in pH or in concentrations of the various compounds included in PAS may be possible explanations. Additionally, novel PAS containing glucose, calcium and bicarbonate does not seem to be associated with improved in vitro results as compared to SSP+ or CompoSol when PLTs are stored with 35% plasma inclusion. The results would then also suggest that excess of glucose in novel PAS environment may not be associated with additional positive effects on PLT metabolism. This review is based on the few publications on novel PAS available, and additional studies would be needed in the future. PMID:24976010

Gulliksson, H

2014-10-01

393

[Mothers of visually impaired children: difficult and easy aspects faced in care].  

PubMed

This study aimed to identify the difficult and easy aspects faced by mothers of visually impaired (VI) children in their care. It is a descriptive qualitative study, developed in the second semester of 2011, with ten mothers of children with visual impairment from an Educational Center for the Visually Impaired located in southern Brazil. Data were collected by means of semistructured interviews and submitted to thematic content analysis. The identified difficulties were the lack of knowledge regarding the disease and how to take care of the child, the lack of access to health services, overload generated by the dependence of the child and lack of support and prejudice within their own family. The easy aspects involved the desire for the child's healthy development the chance of being in touch with qualified professionals for their education, and the contact with other VI children. Therefore, it is important to qualify the family for the care of VI children so as to ensure the development of skills and competencies enabling them to live with quality. PMID:24015466

Pintanel, Aline Campelo; Gomes, Giovana Calcagno; Xavier, Daiani Modernel

2013-06-01

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Young poor sleepers mobilize extra effort in an easy memory task: evidence from cardiovascular measures.  

PubMed

Insomniacs often complain of memory deficits, yet objective measures have not consistently corroborated their subjective impressions. A possible explanation for the partial gap between self-report and behavioral measures of memory impairment is that insomniacs recruit extra effort to compensate for the consequences of poor sleep. The present study investigated whether subjective insomnia severity would predict objective effort mobilization, as indexed by cardiovascular measures, in an easy memory task. Seventy-seven university students, mostly women, with a mean age of 22 years were asked to memorize four strings of four random letters in 5 min while cardiovascular measures were obtained. After taking an immediate recall test, participants completed the Insomnia Severity Index, the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, and a questionnaire on last night's sleep and today's fatigue. Finally, they were given a surprise delayed recall test. Analyses indicated that self-reported insomnia severity was associated with an increase in systolic blood pressure during the learning phase. Regarding memory performance, insomnia severity was unrelated to immediate recall but related to a decrement in delayed recall. These findings reveal for the first time that subjective insomnia severity predicts objective effort mobilization in an easy memory task, suggesting that young poor sleepers recruit extra resources to cope with everyday cognitive challenges. PMID:20408924

Schmidt, Ralph E; Richter, Michael; Gendolla, Guido H E; Van der Linden, Martial

2010-09-01

395

Preparation and evaluation of easy energy supply property of medium-chain fatty acids liposomes.  

PubMed

To develop an easy-energy-supply agent, medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) liposomes were prepared by thin-layer dispersion, freeze-thawing and dynamic high pressure microfluidization (DHPM)-freeze-thawing methods. Results showed that MCFAs nanoliposomes obtained by the novel method (DHPM-freeze-thawing) exhibited a smaller size (72.6?±?4.9?nm), narrower size distribution (PDI?=?0.175?±?0.005), higher zeta potential (-41.27?±?1.16?mV) and entrapment efficiency (45.9?±?6.0%) compared to the other two methods. In the weight-loaded swimming test of the mice, the high-dose group of MCFAs nanoliposomes indicated a significantly longer swimming time (105?±?31?min, p?easy-energy-supply agent. PMID:21970656

Liu, Weilin; Liu, Wei; Liu, Chengmei; Liu, Jianhua; Zheng, Huijuan; Yang, Shuibing; Su, Jiahong

2011-01-01

396

On the "easy bruising" syndrome with normal platelet count. A study of 75 patients.  

PubMed

Seventy-five consecutive patients with normal platelet counts were investigated for "easy bruising." All had a normal coagulation profile, and all except four were women. None were on aspirin or other antiplatelet agents. Two specific groups could be delineated. In type I (44 patients, mean age, 35), platelet function was normal to supranormal. Megathrombocyte number was elevated in 60% of patients and correlated with the presence of antiplatelet antibody in 30% of patients. In type II (31 patients, mean age, 34), platelet function was abnormal: impaired epinephrine aggregation (primary and secondary wave) in 97%, impaired connective tissue aggregation in 77%, and impaired ADP aggregation in 42%. Megathrombocyte number was elevated in 71%, and antiplatelet antibody was present in 38% of patients. The "easy bruising" syndrome can be differentiated into two categories: type I, in which a platelet abnormality is unlikely, and type II, in which a platelet abnormality exists. Elevated incidence of antiplatelet antibody in both groups suggests a possible autoimmune cause. PMID:1080028

Lackner, H; Karpatkin, S

1975-08-01

397

Optical media standards for industry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Optical storage is a new and growing area of technology that can serve to meet some of the mass storage needs of the computer industry. Optical storage is characterized by information being stored and retrieved by means of diode lasers. When most people refer to optical storage, they mean rotating disk media, but there are 1 or 2 products that use lasers to read and write to tape. Optical media also usually means removable media. Because of its removability, there is a recognized need for standardization, both of the media and of the recording method. Industry standards can come about in one or more different ways. An industry supported body can sanction and publish a formal standard. A company may ship enough of a product that it so dominates an application or industry that it acquires 'standard' status without an official sanction. Such de facto standards are almost always copied by other companies with varying degrees of success. A governmental body can issue a rule or law that requires conformance to a standard. The standard may have been created by the government, or adopted from among many proposed by industry. These are often known as de jure standards. Standards are either open or proprietary. If approved by a government or sanctioning body, the standard is open. A de facto standard may be either open or proprietary. Optical media is too new to have de facto standards accepted by the marketplace yet. The proliferation of non-compatible media types in the last 5 years of optical market development have convinced many of the need for recognized media standards.

Hallam, Kenneth J.

1993-01-01

398

CCFE is the fusion research arm of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority EASY-II (13)  

E-print Network

, MCR2S, ...: interfaces to connect Boltzmann and Bateman solvers for non-linear t- and T-dependent transport MCNP US EASY-II EU VESTA, MCR2S,.. Multifaceted interface Material evolution TENDL data 2 #12

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he Romberg Tiburon Center in Marin County is not an easy place to find. While running late and driving too  

E-print Network

in Marin County is not an easy place to find. While running late and driving too fast on the curvy canyon originally built for offload- ing coal. Later, it was used to support the assembly of submarine nets

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An easy screening method for fungi producing ochratoxin A in pure culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple screening method has been developed for detecting ochratoxin production by fungi, based on high-performance liquid chromatographic determinations on extracts obtained from agar plugs cut from pure Petri dish cultures. Two culture media, Yeast Extract Sucrose agar and Czapek Yeast Extract agar, and three extraction solvents (methanol, methylene chloride\\/formic acid, and methanol\\/formic acid) were compared. All of the isolates

M. R Bragulat; M. L Abarca; F. J Cabañes

2001-01-01

401

Electromagnetism on anisotropic fractal media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Basic equations of electromagnetic fields in anisotropic fractal media are obtained using a dimensional regularization approach. First, a formulation based on product measures is shown to satisfy the four basic identities of the vector calculus. This allows a generalization of the Green-Gauss and Stokes theorems as well as the charge conservation equation on anisotropic fractals. Then, pursuing the conceptual approach, we derive the Faraday and Ampère laws for such fractal media, which, along with two auxiliary null-divergence conditions, effectively give the modified Maxwell equations. Proceeding on a separate track, we employ a variational principle for electromagnetic fields, appropriately adapted to fractal media, so as to independently derive the same forms of these two laws. It is next found that the parabolic (for a conducting medium) and the hyperbolic (for a dielectric medium) equations involve modified gradient operators, while the Poynting vector has the same form as in the non-fractal case. Finally, Maxwell's electromagnetic stress tensor is reformulated for fractal systems. In all the cases, the derived equations for fractal media depend explicitly on fractal dimensions in three different directions and reduce to conventional forms for continuous media with Euclidean geometries upon setting these each of dimensions equal to unity.

Ostoja-Starzewski, Martin

2013-04-01

402

Mrs. Chandrasekhar addresses the media in TRW Media Hospitality Tent  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mrs. Lalitha Chandrasekhar (right), wife of the late Indian- American Nobel Laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, addresses the media and other invited guests in the TRW Media Hospitality Tent at the NASA Press Site at KSC as Dr. Alan Bunner, Science Program Director, Structure and Evolution of the Universe, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., looks on. The name 'Chandra,' a shortened version of her husband's name which he preferred among friends and colleagues, was chosen in a contest to rename the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility. 'Chandra' also means 'Moon' or 'luminous' in Sanskrit. The observatory is scheduled to be launched aboard Columbia on Space Shuttle mission STS-93.

1999-01-01

403

The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE), version 1.0. Volume 3: Program execution guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution, EASIE, provides a methodology and a set of software utility programs to ease the task of coordinating engineering design and analysis codes. EASIE was designed to meet the needs of conceptual design engineers that face the task of integrating the results of many stand-alone engineering analysis programs. EASIE provides access to these programs via a quick, uniform, user-friendly interface. In addition, EASIE provides utilities which aid in the execution of the following tasks: selection of application programs, modification and review of program data, automatic definition and coordination of data files during program execution and a logging of steps executed throughout a design study. Volume 3, the Program Execution Guide, describes the executive capabilities provided by EASIE and defines the command language and menus available under Version 1.0. EASIE provides users with two basic modes of operation. One is the Application-Derived Executive (ADE) which provides users with sufficient guidance to quickly review data, select menu action items, and execute application programs. The second is the Complete Control Executive (CCE), which provides a full executive interface allowing users in-depth control of the design process.

Schwing, James L.; Criste, Russell E.; Schwing, James L.; Criste, Russell E.

1988-01-01

404

Composite media for ion processing  

DOEpatents

Composite media, systems, and devices for substantially removing, or otherwise processing, one or more constituents of a fluid stream. The composite media comprise a plurality of beads, each having a matrix substantially comprising polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and supporting one or more active components which are effective in removing, by various mechanisms, one or more constituents from a fluid stream. Due to the porosity and large surface area of the beads, a high level of contact is achieved between composite media of the present invention and the fluid stream being processed. Further, the homogeneity of the beads facilitates use of the beads in high volume applications where it is desired to effectively process a large volume of flow per unit of time.

Mann, Nick R. (Blackfoot, ID); Wood, Donald J. (Peshastin, WA); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID); Sebesta, Ferdinand (Prague, CZ)

2009-12-08

405

Zinc enhanced hard disk media  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides a magnetic recording media incorporating Zn containing layers in close proximity to a magnetic layer to provide media having increased coercivity and lower noise. The Zn containing layer can be incorporated in a rotating, translating or stationary recording media to operate in conjunction with magnetic transducing heads for recording and reading of magnetic data, as well as other applications. The magnetic recording medium of the invention preferably includes a Co or Co alloy film magnetic layer, underlayer structures to promote epitaxial crystalline structure in the magnetic layer, and a Zn containing layer to promote isolation between the magnetic grains. The medium can further include seed layers, underlayers, intermediate layers, and overlayers. The process of manufacture includes promoting diffusion of Zn to the magnetic layer grain boundaries.

Zou, Jie (Pittsburgh, PA); Lambeth, David N. (Pittsburgh, PA); Laughlin, David E. (Pittsburgh, PA)

2002-01-01

406

Asymmetric diffusion in heterogeneous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Diffusion in heterogeneous media (i.e., layers with discontinuous values of the diffusivity parameter) is found in different situations, including geology, catalyst, physiology and separation processes. This work considers an array of rectangular layers of different diffusivity as a simple model for studying diffusivity in heterogeneous media. Random walk simulations adapted for transport across interfaces between different materials are used for showing that heterogeneous media exhibit asymmetric transport in the sense that the diffusive flux depends of the transport direction. It is shown that Brownian particles run preferentially along the direction of decreasing diffusivity. An uphill diffusion effect is found when particles move from high to low diffusivity layers. In terms of Fick’s modeling, asymmetric transport is explained from the presence of a jump in the particle density at layer interfaces.

Alvarez-Ramirez, J.; Dagdug, L.; Meraz, M.

2014-02-01

407

Frontier Scientists use Modern Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Engaging Americans and the international community in the excitement and value of Alaskan Arctic discovery is the goal of Frontier Scientists. With a changing climate, resources of polar regions are being eyed by many nations. Frontier Scientists brings the stories of field scientists in the Far North to the public. With a website, an app, short videos, and social media channels; FS is a model for making connections between the public and field scientists. FS will demonstrate how academia, web content, online communities, evaluation and marketing are brought together in a 21st century multi-media platform, how scientists can maintain their integrity while engaging in outreach, and how new forms of media such as short videos can entertain as well as inspire.

O'connell, E. A.

2013-12-01

408

‘Uncrunching’ time: medical schools’ use of social media for faculty development  

PubMed Central

Purpose The difficulty of attracting attendance for in-person events is a problem common to all faculty development efforts. Social media holds the potential to disseminate information asynchronously while building a community through quick, easy-to-use formats. The authors sought to document creative uses of social media for faculty development in academic medical centers. Method In December 2011, the first author (P.S.C.) examined the websites of all 154 accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada for pages relevant to faculty development. The most popular social media sites and searched for accounts maintained by faculty developers in academic medicine were also visited. Several months later, in February 2012, a second investigator (C.W.S.) validated these data via an independent review. Results Twenty-two (22) medical schools (14.3%) employed at least one social media technology in support of faculty development. In total, 40 instances of social media tools were identified – the most popular platforms being Facebook (nine institutions), Twitter (eight institutions), and blogs (eight institutions). Four medical schools, in particular, have developed integrated strategies to engage faculty in online communities. Conclusions Although relatively few medical schools have embraced social media to promote faculty development, the present range of such uses demonstrates the flexibility and affordability of the tools. The most popular tools incorporate well into faculty members’ existing use of technology and require minimal additional effort. Additional research into the benefits of engaging faculty through social media may help overcome hesitation to invest in new technologies. PMID:23810170

Cahn, Peter S.; Benjamin, Emelia J.; Shanahan, Christopher W.

2013-01-01

409

Active Media Studies for PASER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Particle Acceleration by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (PASER) is a concept that is based on the direct transfer of energy from active medium to a charged particle beam. The PASER was originally formulated and demonstrated for optical (laser) media; we are pursuing a PASER demonstration experiment based on an optically pumped paramagnetic medium active in the X-band. The activity in this case is produced via Zeeman Effect. We report on the development of an active medium based on fullerene (C60). Various aspects like temperature dependence, concentration effects and the role of the host media are presented. Application of the technology to accelerators and microwave components will be discussed.

Antipov, Sergey P.; Kanareykin, Alexei; Schoessow, Paul; Schächter, Levi

2009-01-01

410

Remote access to interactive media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Digital interactive media augments interactive computing with video, audio, computer graphics and text, allowing multimedia presentations to be individually and dynamically tailored to the user. Multimedia, and particularly continuous media pose interesting problems for system designers, including those of latency and synchronization. These problems are especially evident when multimedia data is remote and must be accessed via networks. Latency and synchronization issues are discussed, and an integrated system, Tactus, is described. Tactus facilitates the implementation of interactive multimedia computer programs by managing latency and synchronization in the framework of an object-oriented graphical user interface toolkit.

Dannenberg, Roger B.

1993-01-01

411

Big Media, Little Kids: Media Consolidation & Children's Television Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering modifying or eliminating existing media ownership rules. Children's advocates are concerned that any changes to these rules could negatively affect the already limited amount and types of programming available for children. Children Now conducted the first study to examine the…

Glaubke, Christina Romano; Miller, Patti

412

TRANSMISSION MEDIA 4.1 Guided Transmission Media  

E-print Network

4.2 Wireless Transmission Antennas Terrestrial Microwave Satellite Microwave Broadcast Radio Infrared 4.3 Wireless Propagation Ground Wave Propagation Sky Wave Propagation Line-of-Sight Propagation 4 the signals are propagated; these include twisted pair, coaxial cable, and optical fiber. Unguided media

Scarano, Vittorio

413

SPLICEFINDER – A Fast and Easy Screening Method for Active Protein Trans-Splicing Positions  

PubMed Central

Split intein enabled protein trans-splicing (PTS) is a powerful method for the ligation of two protein fragments, thereby paving the way for various protein modification or protein function control applications. PTS activity is strongly influenced by the amino acids directly flanking the splice junctions. However, to date no reliable prediction can be made whether or not a split intein is active in a particular foreign extein context. Here we describe SPLICEFINDER, a PCR-based method, allowing fast and easy screening for active split intein insertions in any target protein. Furthermore we demonstrate the applicability of SPLICEFINDER for segmental isotopic labeling as well as for the generation of multi-domain and enzymatically active proteins. PMID:24023792

Eppmann, Simone; Busche, Alena; Dikovskaya, Dina; Dötsch, Volker; Mootz, Henning D.

2013-01-01

414

Don't words come easy? A psychophysical exploration of word superiority  

PubMed Central

Words are made of letters, and yet sometimes it is easier to identify a word than a single letter. This word superiority effect (WSE) has been observed when written stimuli are presented very briefly or degraded by visual noise. We compare performance with letters and words in three experiments, to explore the extents and limits of the WSE. Using a carefully controlled list of three letter words, we show that a WSE can be revealed in vocal reaction times even to undegraded stimuli. With a novel combination of psychophysics and mathematical modeling, we further show that the typical WSE is specifically reflected in perceptual processing speed: single words are simply processed faster than single letters. Intriguingly, when multiple stimuli are presented simultaneously, letters are perceived more easily than words, and this is reflected both in perceptual processing speed and visual short term memory (VSTM) capacity. So, even if single words come easy, there is a limit to the WSE. PMID:24027510

Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe

2013-01-01

415

An easy approach for constructing vesicles by using aromatic molecules with ?-cyclodextrin.  

PubMed

Vesicles were formed in aqueous solution using ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD) complexes with a series of ultra-small aromatic molecules. The vesicles are easy to prepare without a complicated synthesis procedure and their structure was identified and characterized using various techniques, including transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and dynamic laser light scattering. Using the ?-CD/l-phenylalanine system as a representative example, the structural factors that caused the self-assembly were revealed using proton nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. In addition, the vesicular architecture could be endowed with a diverse range of stimuli-responses, as a consequence of the selective addition of various guest molecules. It is anticipated that this novel assembly strategy could be further extended, and that it presents new opportunities for the development of nanocarriers and soft materials. PMID:25608115

Li, Shangyang; Zhang, Lin; Wang, Bo; Ma, Mingfang; Xing, Pengyao; Chu, Xiaoxiao; Zhang, Yimeng; Hao, Aiyou

2015-02-18

416

An easy and efficient method for flexible robots modeling and simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper a very easy, numerically stable and computationally efficient method is presented, which allows to model and simulate a flexible robot with high precision, also under the hypothesis of large link deformations and of time-varying geometrical and physical parameters of the robot and of the end-effector. This methodology uses the same approach of the rigid robots modeling, after suitably and fictitiously subdividing each link of the robot into sublinks, rigid to the aim of the calculus of the inertia matrix and flexible to the aim of the calculus of the elastic matrix. The static and dynamic precision of the method is proved with interesting theorems. Finally, the method is used to model, control and simulate a crane with three flexible links and a varying length cable carrying a body with a variable mass.

Celentano, Laura

2013-10-01

417

Construction of an affordable and easy-to-build zebrafish facility.  

PubMed

In vivo biomedical research is pivotal to translate in vitro findings into clinical advances. Small academic institutions with limited resources find it virtually impossible to build and maintain typical rodent facilities for research. Zebrafish research has been demonstrated to be a valuable alternative for in vivo research in pharmacology, physiology, development and genetic studies. This article demonstrates that a functional zebrafish facility can be built in an easy and affordable manner. We demonstrate that such a facility could be built in about one working day with minimal tools and expertise. The cost of the 27 1.8 L fish tank zebrafish facility constructed in this study was approximately $1,500. We estimate that the maintenance of an initial working 150 fish colony for 3 months is $1,000. This project involved students, who were introduced to aquaculturing of zebrafish for research proposes. PMID:25490519

Paige, Candler; Hill, Bailey; Canterbury, Joseph; Sweitzer, Sarah; Romero-Sandoval, E Alfonso

2014-01-01

418

Simple and Easy Surgical Technique for Infantile Hemangiomas: Intralesional Excision and Primary Closure  

PubMed Central

Objective: Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a benign vascular tumor that gradually shrinks over several years. Involuting or involuted IHs usually retain their shape, however, and result in redundant skin or conspicuous scarring due to ulceration in the proliferating phase. We present a case series of 12 patients who underwent intralesional excision and primary closure for treatment of involuting or involuted IH. Methods: Twelve patients (5 boys, 7 girls) underwent our treatment method for involuting or involuted IH. A blinded assessor evaluated clinical result of each patient. Results: Surgical results were excellent in 4 patients, good in 6, and fair in 2. A small dog ear was prominent in 1 patient; nevertheless, all parents were satisfied with the results. Conclusions: Intralesional excision and primary closure for treatment of involuting or involuted IH is an easy and simple procedure that does not result in dog-ear formation or elongated residual scarring. PMID:25610518

Osaki, Takeo; Ishinagi, Hiroyoshi; Ejiri, Hirotaka; Terashi, Hiroto

2015-01-01

419

A universal, easy-to-apply light-quality index based on natural light spectrum resemblance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Light-quality is extremely crucial for any light source to be used for illumination. However, a proper light-quality index is still missing although numerous electricity-driven lighting measures have been introduced since past 150 yr. We present in this communication a universal and easy-to-apply index for quantifying the quality of any given lighting source, which is based on direct comparison of its lumen spectrum with the natural light counterpart having the same color temperature. A general principle for creating high quality pseudo-natural light is accordingly derived. By using organic light-emitting diode technology, for example, daylight-style emission with a 96% natural light resemblance is obtained as a high number of organic emitters with diffused colors spanning throughout the entire visible range are employed. The same principle can be extended to other lighting technology such as light-emitting diode to generate natural light-style emission.

Jou, Jwo-Huei; Chou, Kun-Yi; Yang, Fu-Chin; Agrawal, Abhishek; Chen, Sun-Zen; Tseng, Jing-Ru; Lin, Ching-Chiao; Chen, Po-Wei; Wong, Ken-Tsung; Chi, Yun

2014-05-01

420

Motofit - integrating neutron reflectometry acquisition, reduction and analysis into one, easy to use, package  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The efficient use of complex neutron scattering instruments is often hindered by the complex nature of their operating software. This complexity exists at each experimental step: data acquisition, reduction and analysis, with each step being as important as the previous. For example, whilst command line interfaces are powerful at automated acquisition they often reduce accessibility by novice users and sometimes reduce the efficiency for advanced users. One solution to this is the development of a graphical user interface which allows the user to operate the instrument by a simple and intuitive "push button" approach. This approach was taken by the Motofit software package for analysis of multiple contrast reflectometry data. Here we describe the extension of this package to cover the data acquisition and reduction steps for the Platypus time-of-flight neutron reflectometer. Consequently, the complete operation of an instrument is integrated into a single, easy to use, program, leading to efficient instrument usage.

Nelson, Andrew

2010-11-01

421

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Electric Field and Potential in One Dimension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this interactive simulation, students investigate the connection between electric field and electric potential at various points along a line. Users can select one or two charged particles, positive or negative charge, and location in reference to the test charge. Tables are provided to display the values of the electric field and potential at the position of the point charge. Graphs can be displayed that show both the electric field and electric potential as a function of position. This item may be opened online, or can be freely downloaded in xml format or as a JAR file. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-20

422

Boston University Easy Java Simulations: A Charge in Electric and Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive simulation allows users to explore forces exerted on a single charged particle by electric and/or magnetic fields. Fields can be turned on or off, giving users a view of how the particle is affected by exposure to one or both. Users may set initial velocity of the particle and also control the direction of either field. Also included by the author is a set of suggested activities to accompany the simulation. This simulation was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Duffy, Andrew

2010-02-02

423

Understanding resonance graphs using Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and why we use EJS  

E-print Network

This paper reports a computer model- simulation created using Easy Java Simulation (EJS) for learners to visualize how the steady-state amplitude of a driven oscillating system varies with the frequency of the periodic driving force. The simulation shows (N=100) identical spring-mass systems being subjected to (1) periodic driving force of equal amplitude but different driving frequencies and (2) different amount of damping. The simulation aims to create a visually intuitive way of understanding how the series of amplitude versus driving frequency graphs are obtained by showing how the displacement of the system changes over time as it transits from the transient to the steady state. A suggested how to use the model is added to help educators and students in their teaching and learning, where we explained the theoretical steady state equation, time conditions when the model starts allowing data recording of maximum amplitudes to closely match the theoretical equation and steps to collect different runs of deg...

Wee, Loo Kang; Chew, Charles; Wong, Darren; Tan, Samuel

2015-01-01

424

C-Sibelia: an easy-to-use and highly accurate tool for bacterial genome comparison.  

PubMed

We present C-Sibelia, a highly accurate and easy-to-use software tool for comparing two closely related bacterial genomes, which can be presented as either finished sequences or fragmented assemblies. C-Sibelia takes as input two FASTA files and produces: (1) a VCF file containing all identified single nucleotide variations and indels; (2) an XMFA file containing alignment information. The software also produces Circos diagrams visualizing high level genomic architecture for rearrangement analyses. C-Sibelia is a part of the Sibelia comparative genomics suite, which is freely available under the GNU GPL v.2 license at http://sourceforge.net/projects/sibelia-bio. C-Sibelia is compatible with Unix-like operating systems. A web-based version of the software is available at http://etool.me/software/csibelia. PMID:25110578

Minkin, Ilya; Pham, Hoa; Starostina, Ekaterina; Vyahhi, Nikolay; Pham, Son

2013-01-01

425

EASY-II Renaissance: n, p, d, ?, ?-induced Inventory Code System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The European Activation SYstem has been re-engineered and re-written in modern programming languages so as to answer today's and tomorrow's needs in terms of activation, transmutation, depletion, decay and processing of radioactive materials. The new FISPACT-II inventory code development project has allowed us to embed many more features in terms of energy range: up to GeV; incident particles: alpha, gamma, proton, deuteron and neutron; and neutron physics: self-shielding effects, temperature dependence and covariance, so as to cover all anticipated application needs: nuclear fission and fusion, accelerator physics, isotope production, stockpile and fuel cycle stewardship, materials characterization and life, and storage cycle management. In parallel, the maturity of modern, truly general purpose libraries encompassing thousands of target isotopes such as TENDL-2012, the evolution of the ENDF-6 format and the capabilities of the latest generation of processing codes PREPRO, NJOY and CALENDF have allowed the activation code to be fed with more robust, complete and appropriate data: cross sections with covariance, probability tables in the resonance ranges, kerma, dpa, gas and radionuclide production and 24 decay types. All such data for the five most important incident particles (n, p, d, ?, ?), are placed in evaluated data files up to an incident energy of 200 MeV. The resulting code system, EASY-II is designed as a functional replacement for the previous European Activation System, EASY-2010. It includes many new features and enhancements, but also benefits already from the feedback from extensive validation and verification activities performed with its predecessor.

Sublet, J.-Ch.; Eastwood, J. W.; Morgan, J. G.

2014-04-01

426

Mobile UPI | About UPI | UPI en Espaol | UPIU -University Media Alliance | My Account Search: Articles Type in your Search Term Go Parliament attacked Typhoon Megi 105-ton pot haul 1-in-4 trillion lottery Walker: Brazil's boom  

E-print Network

Mobile UPI | About UPI | UPI en Español | UPIU - University Media Alliance | My Account Search an explosive used in shoe bombs could lead to easy-to-use devices for luggage and passenger screening, U Galleries The Great Pumpkin(s) Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry Mountain top removal

Suslick, Kenneth S.

427

Amplitude-preserved pre-stack time migration in 3D VTI media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a new method of amplitude-preserved pre-stack time migration in 3D vertical transversely isotropic (VTI) media. The travel time and amplitude of a wave propagating in VTI media are calculated by using one-way wave operators and the stationary-phase theory. An imaging weight from the deconvolution imaging condition is introduced to produce amplitude-preserved image gathers for hydrocarbon and fluid detection. Velocities and stacking anisotropic parameters are estimated by a semblance scanning method. A time-dependent migration aperture corresponding to the dip of subsurface structure is then obtained to balance imaging quality and imaging noises. Numerical examples demonstrate that our method is accurate, robust and easy to implement.

Zhang, Jiangjie; Zhang, Jianfeng

2012-06-01

428

Media Monitor: Images of China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author briefly describes selected instructional media--excluding films--on the geography, history, art, culture, and everyday life of China. Grade levels and ordering sources are provided. This is one of several articles on China studies appearing in this issue. (SJL)

Sive, Mary Robinson

1981-01-01

429

Fandom and Critical Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates "Fandom" (exaggerated commitment to some aspect of the music industry, cinema, television, or sports) by looking at two adolescents and their musical preferences. Argues that connecting adolescents' musical fandom to critical media literacy in the classroom can get students interested in school literacy practices, assisting students'…

Alvermann, Donna E.; Hagood, Margaret C.

2000-01-01

430

Is Traditional Educational Media Dead?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the influence of films on the author and concludes that traditional media has not died out, but rather has changed due to technology. Films are now watched on television as well as at a cinema; radio is more pervasive; and newspapers are still valued. (LRW)

Ljubic, Milan

2000-01-01

431

Thermal flow in porous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thermal flows in porous media are important in a wide range of areas: oil recovery, geothermal development, chemical and nuclear industry, civil engineering, energy storage and energy conversion. This book uses a systematic, rigorous and unified treatment to provide a general understanding of the phenomena involved. General equations for single- or multiphase flows (including an arbitrary number of components inside

H. I. Ene; D. Poliwevski

1987-01-01

432

Crisis Management and Media Relations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests guidelines for college administrators who deal with the media. Discusses social responsibility theory and presents suggestions for student affairs personnel in planning for crisis communication. Stresses the need for accurate, honest information which doesn't compromise the institution legally. (JAC)

Jones, James V., Jr.

1983-01-01

433

Internet for Library Media Specialists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide introduces the library media specialist to the Internet, its history and features, and provides information on specific uses of the Internet in school libraries and specific areas. Section 1, "What is the Internet?" introduces the reader to the Internet; electronic mail; telnet; file transfer protocol (FTP); wide area information…

Simpson, Carol Mann

434

Media Training Television Department of  

E-print Network

Media Training ­ Television Department of University Communications #12;A bridging phrase helps you that needs to be addressed is... 2. ...What's even more important to discuss is... 3. ... I'd like to talk, multidisciplinary agent of change Location ­ Proximity to government, business, culture, hightech. Engagement

Carleton University

435

Lost and found: media sales  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does file-sharing of copyrighted material harm sales today? The movie, music and book trade associations say it does, but for each form of entertainment, a growing body of evidence suggests otherwise-and not all of the evidence is anecdotal. In a study of about 3,000 individuals, research firm Jupiter Media Metrix Inc. found that \\

S. M. Cherry

2002-01-01

436

17 October 2013 Media Release  

E-print Network

17 October 2013 Media Release Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships The Institute together to deliver Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships for a second year. We want to build on their training year to become strong teachers, able to contribute a deep understanding of mathematics both

Greenlees, John

437

Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Television programming has a huge impact on the lives of children. This lesson focuses on the stereotypical and racial messages that are portrayed through television programming with a focus on situational comedies. During the four 45-minute lessons, grade 6-8 students will: analyze portrayals of different groups of people in the media

Henry, Laurie

438

MEDIA RELEASE 17 March 2011  

E-print Network

to reduce their total carbon footprint at a lower cost than purchasing PCT offsets, thus saving money the report encourages all jurisdictions to be open and transparent in how they calculate their carbon neutralMEDIA RELEASE 17 March 2011 Study suggests next step for BC's pioneering carbon neutral public

Pedersen, Tom

439

Micropropagation in stationay liquid media  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Micropropagation of many species is reduced as agar concentration increases. Eliminating agar or other gelling agent completely can improve microshoot proliferation and growth. If established shoot cultures are placed in vitro into shallow layers of liquid media, most of the shoot masses will remain...

440

Spatial solitons in photorefractive media  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is shown that photorefractive media can support a new type of spatial soliton, in which the diffraction is balanced by the self-scattering (two-wave mixing) of the beam spatial frequency components. This photorefractive soliton possesses some unique properties, such as independence of the absolute light intensity, and can experience absorption (or gain) with no change in its transverse structure.

Mordechai Segev; Bruno Crosignani; Amnon Yariv; Baruch Fischer

1992-01-01

441

Popular Media, Education, and Resistance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the mainstream media and education systems are key institutions that perpetuate various social inequalities, spaces exist--both within and beyond these institutions--where adults and youth resist dominant, damaging representations and improvise new images. In this article, we address why educational researchers and educators should attend…

Stack, Michelle; Kelly, Deirdre M.

2006-01-01

442

Media and Consumerism in Venezuela.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines opposing theories of the role of the commercial mass media in national economic development; reports on a survey of the attitudes of 636 adult residents of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, with respect to consumption, advertising, and national development, and shows how the results relate to the theory proposed by Daniel Lerner. (GT)

Martin, Richard; And Others

1979-01-01

443

Communication Media in Ancient Cultures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interest in early means of communication and in the uses and kinds of media that existed in ancient cultures is starting to grow among communication scholars. Conversation analysis of these cultures is obviously impossible, so that the emphasis must rest with material cultural artifacts. Many ancient cultures used non-verbal codes for dyadic…

Jabusch, David M.

444

Media competition and information disclosure  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes an election game where self-interested politicians can exploit the lack of information that voters have about candidates' preferred policies in order to pursue their own agendas. In such a setup, we study the incentives of newspapers to acquire costly information, and how competition among the media affect such incentives. We show that the higher the number of

Ascensión Andina-Díaz

2009-01-01

445

Development of multiple media documents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development of documents in multiple media involves activities in three different fields, the technical, the discoursive and the procedural. The major development problems of artifact complexity, cognitive processes, design basis and working context are located where these fields overlap. Pending the emergence of a unified approach to design, any method must allow for development at the three levels of discourse

Stephen J. Morris; Anthony Finkelstein

1993-01-01

446

Media Coverage of Presidential Primaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presidential nomination process in the United States permits to particular states predominant influence in determining party nominees. Other states are forced to accept lesser, even unimportant roles. An important factor in the disparity is media coverage. This research examines the impact of five variables on the coverage of state delegate selection events: the number of national convention delegates at

David S. Castle

1991-01-01

447

Systems Analysis Of Absorbing Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A complete treatment of the characteristic admittance-matrix representation of multilayer thin-film systems with absorbing media is presented. The algorithm from the systems' analysis is implemented on an IBM microcomputer and some examples of filter design calculations are presented. Relevant source code in IBM ADVANCED BASIC interpreter are also included.

Lim, Y. K.; Seeley, J. S.

1986-10-01

448

Selected Educational Media, Fall 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides subject access to the non-book educational media in the Audiovisual Room of the United States Military Academy Library. Materials are listed alphabetically by title under 83 major subject areas. Types of materials in the collection include phonograph records, open-reel tape recordings, audio cassettes, video cassettes, 16mm…

Military Academy, West Point, NY. Library.

449

Creative Involvement with the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many suggestions are given for directly involving students in the various forms of the media. Instamatic cameras, tape recorders, 35mm cameras, videotape recorders, Super 8 cameras, phonograph players, and film projectors are some pieces of equipment typically available to schools which can be used creatively by students. In addition to making…

Goodkind, Thomas B.

1972-01-01

450

Media and Cost-Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional media systems might be of help in meeting the educational crisis of today, but it is difficult to find systems which reached the potential demonstrated in pilot efforts. Some of the more obvious reasons for the failures in educational technology are these: there is research but not development, equipment but no materials, a market…

Molnar, Andrew R.

1970-01-01

451

Tissue culture media and reagents*  

PubMed Central

The various factors that affect the growth of cell cultures in vitro are considered and suggestions are made as to where the standardization of components would help to provide more uniform products. The manufacture of powdered media in bulk and the establishment of cell banks have been major advances, but much research is needed for the standardization or replacement of serum. PMID:4206452

Perkins, F. T.

1973-01-01

452

Bias in the Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-language elements of bias in mass media--such as images, sounds, tones of voices, inflection, and facial expressions--are invariably integrated with the choice of language. Further, they have an emotional impact that is often greater than that of language. It is essential that the teacher of English deal with this non-language bias since it is…

Cirino, Robert

453

New Media. [SITE 2001 Section].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the following papers on new media from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2001 conference: "Interactive Multimedia Problem-Based Learning: Evaluating Its Use in Pre-Service Teacher Education" (Peter Albion); "Digital Audio Production for the Web" (Jeffrey W. Bauer and Marianne T. Bauer);…

McNeil, Sara, Ed.

454

Copyright Law and Educational Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review of sections of copyright laws most relevant to media librarians covers requirements of authors, sole rights of copyright owners, fair use and other exceptions to sole rights, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) case, the Sony case, exempt public performances, and computer software. Twenty-nine references are provided.…

Bender, Ivan R.

1985-01-01

455

Otitis Media, Learning and Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews selected literature on otitis media (OM) and its learning consequences in Aboriginal children in rural Australia and reports on a project to develop a community approach to the problem. Aboriginal people are the most disadvantaged group in Australia; have much poorer health and lower life expectancy than other Australians; and…

McSwan, David; Clinch, Emma; Store, Ron

456

4 December 2012 Media release  

E-print Network

Value Added (around 16 per cent of total UK GVA). Productivity (as measured by direct GVA per worker4 December 2012 Media release Deloitte Report - Measuring the Economic Benefits of Mathematical published the report it commissioned from Deloitte on the economic benefits of mathematical science research

Mottram, Nigel

457

Seismic modeling in viscoelastic media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anelasticity is usually caused by a large number of physical mechanisms which can be modeled by different microstructural theories. A general way to take all these mechanisms into account is to use a phenomenologic model. Such a model which is consistent with the properties of anelastic media can be represented mechanically by a combination of springs and dash-pots. A suitable

Jose? M. Carcione

1993-01-01

458

Social media for software engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social media has changed the way that people collaborate and share information. In this paper, we highlight its impact for enabling new ways for software teams to form and work together. Individuals will self-organize within and across organizational boundaries. Grassroots software development communities will emerge centered around new technologies, common processes and attractive target markets. Companies consisting of lone individuals

Andrew Begel; Robert DeLine; Thomas Zimmermann

2010-01-01

459

MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2012  

E-print Network

MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2012 New research fellowships to advance climate change solutions for BC, economic, environmental and social perspectives. Projects include: · Municipal responses to climate change How can BC's island and coastal communities protect precious groundwater resources in a changing

Pedersen, Tom

460

Media Competition on the Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a model of competition between two advertising-financed media firms when consumers dislike advertising. We apply the model to analyze competition between Internet portals and find that equilibrium prices of advertising are higher the less differentiated the portals are perceived to be. Moreover, we find that the portals' aggregate profit increases if they integrate vertically with advertisers. This is

Pedro P. Barros; Hans Jarle Kind; Tore Nilssen

2005-01-01

461

The Poet as Creator of Social Values.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of social values and the birth of the poet; the first poets and the crystallization of poetic symbols, including Black and White symbols; India as a civilization conquered by poetry; African and African-American poetic resistance to imperialist social values; African combat poetry; and the Black value-setting in the…

Sanchez, Sonia

1985-01-01

462

Title: ESRI Data and Maps Data Creator /  

E-print Network

(east), 90 (north), -90 (south) Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): World, North America, Central America, Europe, Canada, Germany, Mexico, United States of America Keywords (Subject): Boundaries, Political

463

Author! Author! Little Critter Creator Mercer Mayer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article give a brief biography of Mercer Mayer, best known for the Little Critter books, which have a long history as bestsellers in the children's book publishing field. A selected bibliography, as well as a list of related resources, is also provided.

Brodie, Carolyn S.

2004-01-01

464

Title: ArcAtlas Data Creator /  

E-print Network

(Subject): Frost, Precipitation, Air Temperature, Solar Radiation, Glaciers, Ground Water, Permafrost, Snow a data release and license agreement form. Contact: Map and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation

465

Resurgence flows in porous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Porous media are generally described by the Darcy equation when the length scales are sufficiently large with respect to the pore scale. This approach is also applicable when the media are heterogeneous, i.e., when permeability varies with space which is the most common case. In addition, real media are very often fractured; for a long time, this complex physical problem has been schematized by the double porosity model devised by Barenblatt. More recently, these fractured media have been addressed with a detailed description of the fractures and of their hydrodynamic interaction with the surrounding porous medium. This approach will be briefly summarized and the main recent progress surveyed (2). There is another situation which occurs frequently in underground studies. One well is connected to a distant well while it is not connected to closer wells. Such a situation can only be understood if there is a direct link between the two connected wells and if this link has little if any hydrodynamic interaction with the porous medium that it crosses. This link can be a fracture or more likely a set of fractures. This phenomenon is called resurgence because of the obvious analogy with rivers which suddenly disappear underground and go out at the ground surface again. Similar ideas have already been developed in other fields. In Physics, random networks limited to nearest neighbors have been recently extended to small world models where distant vertices can be related directly by a link. The electrical testing of porous media by electrical probes located at the walls (electrical tomography) has been used frequently in Geophysics since it is a non-invasive technique; this classical technique corresponds exactly to the situation addressed here from a different perspective. Media with resurgences consist of a double structure (3). The first one which is continuous is described by Darcy law as usual. The second one models the resurgences by capillaries with impermeable walls which relate distant points of the continuous medium. These two structures have already been studied separately in previous works (see (1) and the literature therein). Networks were addressed by graph theory and an extensive literature has been devoted to studies of porous media on the Darcy scale. For sake of simplicity, a simple physical presentation and elementary solutions are first given for one dimensional structures which display unexpected features such as an apparent back flow which goes against the main pressure gradient. Then, a general formulation is proposed which involves some non local aspects. When the sizes of the connection zones between the network and the continuous medium are assumed to be small with respect to any linear size in the continuous medium, analytical solutions are obtained in two or three dimensions for spatially periodic structures which are adequate to model spatially homogenous media. The equivalent permeability of the medium is determined. Some elementary examples are worked out in two and three dimensions. Paradoxical flow patterns are obtained with back flow even with local resurgences (3). Unsteady problems are presently studied. (1) P.M. Adler, Fractures and fracture networks, Kluwer, 1999. (2) P.M. Adler, Porous media. Geometry and transport. Butterworth-Heinemann, Stoneham, Ma, 1992. (3) P. M. Adler, V. Mityushev, Resurgence flows in porous media, Phys. Rev. E 79, 026310, 2009.

Adler, Pierre; Mityushev, Vladimir

2010-05-01

466

CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2004  

E-print Network

This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital ...

Ravel, Jeffrey S.

467

Digital imaging tracing technology for print media  

E-print Network

This thesis examines and analyzes the existing state of digital technology use in print media and the attitudes of those using the technology to develop a technology that would help prevent the unethical manipulation of images in mass media...

Milne, Stewart William

1997-01-01

468

Optical momentum transfer to macroscopic media  

E-print Network

Persistent conflicts over the momentum of light in media has led researchers to apply an alternate approach to predicting the electromagnetic force on material. Direct application of the Lorentz force to media allows for ...

Kemp, Brandon Alden, 1975-

2007-01-01

469

Media Resources Adaptation for Limited Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we define a framework for media resources manipulation in an adaptive content delivery system. We discuss the media resources manipulation in an adaptation and negotiation architecture in terms of binary relationship definition using a so-called \\

Tayeb Lemlouma; Nabil Layaïda

2003-01-01

470

Comedia: mobile group media for active spectatorship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous attempts to support spectators at large-scale events have concentrated separately on real-time event information, awareness cues, or media-sharing applications. CoMedia combines a group media space with event information and integrates reusable awareness elements throughout. In two field trials, one at a rally and the other at a music festival, we found that CoMedia facilitated onsite reporting to offsite members,

Giulio Jacucci; Antti Oulasvirta; Tommi Ilmonen; John Evans; Antti Salovaara

2007-01-01

471

Full Freedom of Expression for the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While print media are protected by the First Amendment, the electronic media are subject to content regulations. Gives an historical overview, showing how the Federal Communications Commission came to regulate radio. There should be a constitutional solution, an amendment protecting electronic media from government regulations. (CS)

Packwood, Bob

1984-01-01

472

Media, Marketing and Advertising and Obesity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few decades, while obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in both adults and children, there has been a rapid expansion in access to and use of electronic media, for all ages. These trends in media use are frequently blamed for the trends of increasing obesity—at least in part. Media, which here refers to newspapers,

Sarah E. Samuels; Lisa Craypo; Sally Lawrence; Elena O. Lingas; Lori Dorfman

473

Rethinking Democracy: Citizenship in the Media Age.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Media and Values" helps students acquire and evaluate media information in order to be effective citizens. The individual articles include: (1) "In the Light of the Fires" (Elizabeth Thoman); (2) "From Milton to Media" (Clay Jenkinson); (3) "Brave New World" (Paul Du Bois; Frances Moore Lappe); (4) "Making Politics Work" (Jay…

Silver, Rosalind, Ed.

1992-01-01

474

Media Literacy, Congratulations! Now, the Next Step  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Media Literacy Education has definitely come a long way. The author remembers mentioning Media Literacy at a Prix Jeunesse presentation in New York City in the early-mid 1990s-- all the participants looked at him as a weirdo and politely ignored his comment on the necessity for TV producers to include or at least reflect upon media…

Torrent, Jordi

2011-01-01

475

Media and the Representation of Others  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article criticises the role the mass media has played in constructing an idea of the Other, that is, people outside the national mainstream or other nationalities. It explains how the media promote or hinder a positive outlook on cultural diversity. Based on a review of the scholarly debate on media representations of Others, it identifies…

Fursich, Elfriede

2010-01-01

476

Informal Learning through Science Media Usage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews current research on informal science learning through news media. Based on a descriptive model of media-based science communication we distinguish between (a) the professional routines by which journalists select and depict scientific information in traditional media and (b) the psychological processes that account for how…

Maier, Michaela; Rothmund, Tobias; Retzbach, Andrea; Otto, Lukas; Besley, John C.

2014-01-01

477

What Happens when Media Positions Are Cut?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cuts abound despite an infusion of technology, restructured media programs, and research connecting media specialists to improved student achievement. Verbal and written support about the value of a library or media specialist has not translated into monetary support at a time of universal funding problems. All grade levels and district sizes are…

Anderson, Mary Alice

2011-01-01

478

Online Fan Fiction and Critical Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Fan fiction is a genre that lends itself to critical engagement with media texts as fans repurpose popular media to design their own narratives. Analyses describe how…

Black, Rebecca W.

2010-01-01

479

Media Literacy: Television Meets the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a program called MediaSmart designed by the WETA public television station in Washington, D.C. to help students understand the power and influence of the media and to help students become informed, discriminating, and literate media consumers. Explains the three main components: a teacher workshop; classroom instructional materials; and…

Zill, Karen

2002-01-01

480

Media Competency Training Materials, 1974-1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Print and non-print training materials in the area of media compentency skills are compiled. Both locally produced items and commercially published products are identified. The format for descriptive information lists: title, producer, distributor, address, telephone, purchase and rental price, media content area, media package format, equipment…

Bolen, Jacqueline M.; Vander-Beugle, Donna

481

Security of Invertible Media Authentication Schemes Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dittmann, Katzenbeisser, Schallhart and Veith (IACR ePrint 2004) intro- duced the notion of invertible media authentication schemes, embedding authentication data in media objects via invertible watermarks. These invertible watermarks allow to recover the original media object (given a secret encryption key), as required for example in some medical applications where the distortion must be removable. Here we revisit the approach

Daniel Dönigus; Stefan Endler; Marc Fischlin; Andreas Hülsing; Patrick Jäger; Anja Lehmann; Sergey Podrazhansky; Sebastian Schipp; Erik Tews; Sven Vowe; Matthias Walthart; Frederik Weidemann

2007-01-01

482

Media and Attention, Cognition, and School Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Marie Evans Schmidt and Elizabeth Vandewater review research on links between various types of electronic media and the cognitive skills of school-aged children and adolescents. One central finding of studies to date, they say, is that the content delivered by electronic media is far more influential than the media themselves. Most studies, they…

Schmidt, Marie Evans; Vandewater, Elizabeth A.

2008-01-01

483

Media and Children's Aggression, Fear, and Altruism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the social and emotional experiences of American children today often heavily involve electronic media, Barbara Wilson takes a close look at how exposure to screen media affects children's well-being and development. She concludes that media influence on children depends more on the type of content that children find attractive than on…

Wilson, Barbara J.

2008-01-01

484

Handbook of Children and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook analyzes effects on children of traditional media, such as television, film, and advertising; and new media, such as the Internet and video games. The chapters are: (1) "The History of Children's Use of Electronic Media" (Paik); (2) "Free Reading: Implications for Child Development" (Desmond); (3) "The Use of Television and Other…

Singer, Dorothy G., Ed.; Singer, Jerome L., Ed.

485

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the development of new media models and information ecologies (many of which originated at MIT's Media Lab), the word "media" now begs to be redefined. Phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, but they originated with Marshall McLuhan. This reissue of his landmark book marks the 30th…

McLuhan, Marshall

486

Procedures Manual for School Library Media Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to help school library media specialists in establishing a media center or to provide new ideas for existing centers. The first section presents media selection information, including sources for ordering; selection guidelines; suggestions for analyzing children's materials for sexism and racism; evaluation criteria (for…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

487

Young Children's Learning with Digital Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews a selection of studies on digital media and learning for young children ages 3 to 6. The range of digital media for this age group is growing and includes computer-delivered and online activities; console video games; handheld media, occasionally with GPS or an accelerometer, in cell phones and other wireless mobile devices;…

Lieberman, Debra A.; Bates, Cynthia H.; So, Jiyeon

2009-01-01

488

Motivating contributors in social media networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite recent advancements in user-driven social media platforms, tools for studying user behavior patterns and motivations remain primitive. We highlight the voluntary nature of user contributions and that users can choose when (and when not) to contribute to the common media pool. We use a Game theoretic framework to study the dynamics of a social media network wherein contribution costs

Vivek K. Singh; Ramesh Jain; Mohan S. Kankanhalli

2009-01-01

489

Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this Essay, the role of social media in progressive political change is examined in the context of the Arab Spring uprisings. The concept of social media is explained, and Clay Shirky’s arguments for and Malcolm Gladwell’s arguments against the importance of social media in revolutions are analyzed. An account of the Arab Spring (to date) is then given, including

Sarah Joseph

2012-01-01

490

Attitudes of Political Organisations to Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An investigation of the political and social content of mass media and the manner in which individuals and groups evaluate and use mass media is summarized in this report. The first section provides a brief overview of the development of the mass media system in Sweden, while the second section outlines the theoretical framework for the present…

Aldemark, Lars; Weibull, Lennart

491

On the Profitability of Media Mergers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine incentives for nonconsolidating horizontal mergers in commercial media industries. In a model with differentiated media and products, we show that such a merger is profitable if merging media firms gain a relative bargaining advantage vis-à-vis advertisers in the negotiations for advertising space. Whether a bargaining advantage yields profitable conditions for a merger depends on the extent of competition

Esther Gal-Or; Anthony Dukes

2006-01-01

492

Minimum Differentiation in Commercial Media Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine a model of locational choice in commercial media markets. Commercial media (stations) compete for audiences with their choice of programming variety in order to attract advertising revenues from advertisers. These advertisers (producers) compete in a differentiated product market and rely on advertising to inform consumers about their product. We use the model to show that media have incentives

Esther Gal-Or; Anthony Dukes

2003-01-01

493

On the Profitability of Media Mergers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the incentives for non-consolidating mergers in commercial media industries. In a model with differentiated media and products, it is shown that such a merger can be profitable since it gives merging media firms a bargaining advantage vis-à- vis advertisers in the negotiations for advertising space. The extent to which this bargaining advantage yields profitable conditions for a merger

Anthony Dukes

2003-01-01

494

Countering Gender Bias in the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses gender bias created by media favoring males in science, mathematics, and technology and how female academic achievement and attitudes are effected negatively. Introduces an inquiry-based activity using media clippings in which students analyze the images in mass media and discuss their ideas on those images. (YDS)

Lightbody, Mary

2002-01-01

495

Performing Animator instrument for live media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we discuss the design of Performing Animator, an expressive instrument for live media, we developed in support of our situated interdisciplinary performance practice. The concept of a cinema of braided processes is introduced as a basic structure for media instrument design. This media performance instrument is described in terms of its conceptual, design and performative aspects. The

A. Dulic; K. Newby

2011-01-01

496

The media and terrorism: A reassessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author begins by challenging Michel Wieviorka's dismissal of the claim that there is a symbiotic relationship between terrorism and the media. Terrorists' manipulation and exploitation of the media is shown to play a crucial part in their propaganda war. The article concludes by arguing that voluntary self?restraint and self?regulation by the media are the best policy options for a

Paul Wilkinson

1997-01-01

497

How mass media simulate political transparency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Without mass media, openness and accountability are impossible in contemporary democracies. Nevertheless, mass media can hinder political transparency as well as help it. Politicians and political operatives can simulate the political virtues of transparency through rhetorical and media manipulation. Television tends to convert coverage of law and politics into forms of entertainment for mass consumption, and television serves as fertile

Jack M Balkin

1999-01-01

498

Using transformation media to manipulate waves  

E-print Network

Using transformation media to manipulate waves C.T. Chan Hong Kong University of Science (2006). Invisibility cloak for EM waves: Transformation media #12;Metamaterials (a iteration, search in a large parameter space · Transformation media ­ Define the path of light first, obtain

Maryland at College Park, University of

499

Developing an Ethics of Youth Media Production Using Media Literacy, Identity, and Modality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This critical, theoretical paper conceptualizes what determines an ethics for youth media production. Through discussions of media literacy, identity, and multimodality, I attempt to shift the question away from "What are the ethical ways in which youth use media?" toward the question "What are the ethics we have created as media literacy…

Gibbons, Damiana

2012-01-01

500

Algorithms for media D. Eppstein, UC Irvine, OSDA 2003 Algorithms for Media  

E-print Network

Algorithms for media D. Eppstein, UC Irvine, OSDA 2003 Algorithms for Media David Eppstein Univ. of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences #12;Algorithms for media D. Eppstein, UC Irvine, OSDA 2003 What Encompasses many familiar combinatorial objects: #12;Algorithms for media D. Eppstein, UC Irvine, OSDA 2003

Eppstein, David