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El Silencio: a rural community of learners and media creators.  

PubMed

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 rural school in Costa Rica in which students used computers to create media. Three important components of the work are described: (1) student-owned technology that can accompany students as they interact at home and in the broader community, (2) activities that are designed with sufficient scope to encourage the appropriation of powerful ideas, and (3) teacher engagement in activity design with simultaneous support from a knowledge network of local and international colleagues and mentors. PMID:21240959

Urrea, Claudia

2010-01-01

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Bolide Movie Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bolide Movie Creator is a great way for neophytes to get started on a bit of video editing. The application can be used to easily drag and drop video clips and segments, add text comments, incorporate music tracks, and include separate photos as part of the mix. New users will want to check out the Screenshots area to get a sense for how the entire package works. This version is compatible with all computers running Windows XP and newer. [KMG

2013-04-11

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Pinkerton's Creator: Steven Kellogg.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the life of Steven Kellogg, a children's book illustrator and writer. Includes extension ideas for school library media center activities related to his works and presents a selected annotated bibliography in chronological order, videos, and biographical information. (LRW)

Brodie, Carolyn S.

2002-01-01

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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

5

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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Reading Fun: Quick and Easy Activities for the School Library Media Center. School Library Media Series, No. 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides the library media specialist with activities designed to motivate students to read and with reproducible bookmarks, worksheets, and certificates . The book is designed to promote the enjoyment of reading in the elementary school. At the beginning of each unit, basic suggestions are included for using the activities, but the…

Kerby, Mona

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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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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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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.

2001-01-01

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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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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.

12

Preschoolers Favor the Creator's Label when Reasoning about an Artifact's Function  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The creator of an artifact, by virtue of having made the object, has privileged knowledge about its intended function. Do children recognize that the label an artifact's creator uses can convey this privileged information? 3- and 4-year-olds were presented with an object that looked like a member of one familiar artifact category, but which the…

Jaswal, Vikram K.

2006-01-01

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Creator of Simpsons Alleges Fox Almost Sued Itself Over Parody  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an interview with Terry Gross of National Public Radio this week, Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons) commented that the Fox News Channel threatened to sue Fox Entertainment (its sister network) over a recent parody of the right-wing news channel. In this particular episode of the Simpsons, a rolling news ticker ran along the bottom of the screen, in the same fashion as on the Fox News Channel. The ticker displayed a number of headlines that parodied the channel's right-leaning perspective, such as Do Democrats Cause Cancer?, JFK Posthumously Joins Republican Party, and Oil Slicks Found to Keep Seals Young, Supple. Groening noted in the interview with NPR that "We called their bluff because we didn't think Rupert Murdoch [the owner of Fox] would pay for Fox to sue itself. So, we got away with it." Groening went on to note that "Now Fox has a new rule that we can't do those little fake news crawls on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it's real news."The first link leads to a recent news piece about the supposed lawsuit from this week's Washington Times. The second link will take visitors to the delightful Simpsons Archive, which though not the official site, presents synopses of all the episodes, along with thousands of pieces of arcane information about the long-running show. The third site is in fact the official site presented by the Fox Network, and likewise, contains a staggering amount of material about the Simpson clan and the rest of the residents of Springfield. The fourth site is a feature that originally appeared in Entertainment Weekly where creator Matt Groening offers a list of his ten favorite episodes of the Simpsons, which is not surprisingly capped off by the much-lauded Bart the Daredevil program that appeared in the second season. The fifth link will take visitors to the audio archive of NPR's popular program, Fresh Air, where they may listen to the October 23, 2003 interview with Groening. The final link will take users to an interview with Groening from 1986 (culled from the archives of the Metro, a weekly newspaper in Silicon Valley) where he talks about his work and life -- which included the rather funny comic strip Life in Hell at that point.

Grinnell, Max

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Ensuring Credit to Data Creators: A Case Study for Geodesy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

UNAVCO, the NSF and NASA-funded facility that supports and promotes Earth science by advancing high-precision techniques for the measurement of crustal deformation, has operated a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Data Archive since 1992. For the GNSS domain, the UNAVCO Archive has established best practices for data and metadata preservation, and provides tools for openly tracking data provenance. The GNSS data collection at the UNAVCO Archive represents the efforts of over 400 principal investigators and uncounted years of effort by these individuals and their students in globally distributed field installations, sometimes in situations of significant danger, whether from geologic hazards or political/civil unrest. Our investigators also expend considerable effort in following best practices for data and metadata management. UNAVCO, with the support of its consortium membership, has committed to an open data policy for data in the Archive. Once the data and metadata are archived by UNAVCO, they are distributed by anonymous access to thousands of users who cannot be accurately identified. Consequently, the UNAVCO commitment to open data access was reached with a degree of trepidation on the part of a segment of the principal investigators who contribute their data with no guarantee that their colleagues (or competitors) will follow a code of ethics in their research and publications with respect to the data they have downloaded from the UNAVCO Archive. The UNAVCO community has recognized the need to develop, adopt, and follow a data citation policy among themselves and to advocate for data citation more generally within the science publication arena. The role of the UNAVCO Archive in this process has been to provide data citation guidance and to develop and implement mechanisms to assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to data sets within the UNAVCO Archive. The UNAVCO community is interested in digital object identifiers primarily as a means to facilitate citation for the purpose of ensuring credit to the data creators. UNAVCO's archiving and metadata management systems are generally well-suited to assigning and maintaining DOIs for two styles of logical collections of data: campaigns, which are spatially and temporally well-defined; and stations, which represent ongoing collection at a single spatial position at the Earth's surface. These two styles form the basis for implementing approximately 3,000 DOIs that can encompass the current holdings in the UNAVCO Archive. In addition, aggregations of DOIs into a superset DOI is advantageous for numerous cases where groupings of stations are naturally used in research studies. There are about 100 such natural collections of stations. However, research using GNSS data can also utilize several hundred or more stations in unique combinations, where tallying the individual DOIs within a reference list is cumbersome. We are grappling with the complexities that inevitably crop up when assigning DOIs, including subsetting, versioning, and aggregating. We also foresee the need for mechanisms for users to go beyond our predefined collections and/or aggregations to define their own ad-hoc collections. Our goal is to create a system for DOI assignment and utilization that succeeds in facilitating data citation within our community of geodesy scientists.

Boler, F. M.; Gorman, A.

2011-12-01

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Category Essence or Essentially Pragmatic? Creator's Intention in Naming and What's Really What  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Daily experience is filled with objects that have been created by humans to serve specific purposes. For such objects, the very act of creation may be a key element of how people understand them. But exactly how does creator's intention matter? We evaluated its contribution to two forms of categorization: the name selected for an artifact, and…

Malt, Barbara C.; Sloman, Steven A.

2007-01-01

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Using Social Media to Engage Youth: Education, Social Justice, & Humanitarianism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While youth typically turn to social media for gossip, photo sharing, and friendship building, can it also be used to inspire them toward greater goals? The creators of GenerationPulse.com explore how two theories salient to adolescent social development (positive youth development and relational health) were used to shape a social media website…

Liang, Belle; Commins, Meghan; Duffy, Nicole

2010-01-01

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SME: Spectroscopy Made Easy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spectroscopy Made Easy (SME) is IDL software and a compiled external library that fits an observed high-resolution stellar spectrum with a synthetic spectrum to determine stellar parameters. The SME external library is available for Mac, Linux, and Windows systems. Atomic and molecular line data formatted for SME may be obtained from VALD. SME can solve for empirical log(gf) and damping parameters, using an observed spectrum of a star (usually the Sun) as a constraint.

Valenti, J. A.; Piskunov, N.

2012-02-01

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Easy Java Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Easy Java Simulations (from now on, Ejs) is a software tool designed for the creation of discrete computer simulations. A discrete computer simulation, or simply a computer simulation, is a computer program that tries to reproduce, for pedagogical or scientific purposes, a natural phenomenon through the visualization of the different states that it can have. Each of these states is described by a set of variables that change in time due to the iteration of a given algorithm.

Franciscouembre

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Easy PC Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Easy PC Astronomy is the perfect book for everyone who wants to make easy and accurate astronomical calculations. The author supplies a simple but powerful script language called AstroScript on a disk, ready to use on any IBM PC-type computer. Equipped with this software, readers can compute complex but interesting astronomical results within minutes: from the time of moonrise or moonset anywhere in the world on any date, to the display of a lunar or solar eclipse on the computer screen--all within a few minutes of opening the book! The Sky Graphics feature of the software displays a detailed image of the sky as seen from any point on earth--at any time in the future or past--showing the constellations, planets, and a host of other features. Readers need no expert knowledge of astronomy, math or programming; the author provides full details of the calculations and formulas, which the reader can absorb or ignore as desired, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms. Easy PC Astronomy is of immediate practical use to beginning and advanced amateur astronomers, students at all levels, science teachers, and research astronomers. Peter Duffett-Smith is at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and is the author of Astronomy with Your Personal Computer (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Duffett-Smith, Peter

1996-11-01

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The Creative task Creator: a tool for the generation of customized, Web-based creativity tasks.  

PubMed

This article presents a Web-based tool for the creation of divergent-thinking and open-ended creativity tasks. A Java program generates HTML forms with PHP scripting that run an Alternate Uses Task and/or open-ended response items. Researchers may specify their own instructions, objects, and time limits, or use default settings. Participants can also be prompted to select their best responses to the Alternate Uses Task (Silvia et al., 2008). Minimal programming knowledge is required. The program runs on any server, and responses are recorded in a standard MySQL database. Responses can be scored using the consensual assessment technique (Amabile, 1996) or Torrance's (1998) traditional scoring method. Adoption of this Web-based tool should facilitate creativity research across cultures and access to eminent creators. The Creative Task Creator may be downloaded from the Psychonomic Society's Archive of Norms, Stimuli, and Data, www.psychonomic.org/archive. PMID:19001404

Pretz, Jean E; Link, John A

2008-11-01

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Toward intelligent support of authoring machinima media content: story and visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet and the availability of authoring tools have enabled a greater community of media content creators, including nonexperts. However, while media authoring tools often make it technically feasible to generate, edit and share digital media artifacts, they do not guarantee that the works will be valuable or meaningful to the community at large. Therefore intelligent tools that support the

Mark O. Riedl; Jonathan P. Rowe; David K. Elson

2007-01-01

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Trying to prosume: toward a theory of consumers as co-creators of value  

Microsoft Academic Search

One important aspect in the service-dominant logic in marketing is the role of customers as co-creators of value. This role\\u000a typically involves producing products for own consumption, i.e. what Toffler referred to as “prosumption.” This study explores\\u000a the motivational mechanisms underlying people’s prosumption propensity. A theoretical framework that incorporates ideas from\\u000a value research and attitude theory, specifically the “theory of

Chunyan Xie; Richard P. Bagozzi; Sigurd V. Troye

2008-01-01

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Genetics the Easy Way  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Genetics the Easy Way" teaches students to apply the rules of mathematics in solving genetics problems. It allows them to extend themselves beyond the textbook approach of the Punnett Square and Product-Rule Methods. Students can now calculate the probability that any particular phenotype would occur and apply this to a simulated situation (Recycle Critter) and to real life situations. By making a hypothetical critter using recyclables, one can also teach degree of biodegradability of substances and importance of recycling. One of my favorite critters has been aluminum can worms. A safety issue may be cuts, so be careful with any sharp edges. Cooperative team learning and hands-on approaches are both used. This lesson is targeted to any class teaching genetics, especially high school Biology. Have fun with your recycle critters!

Rosie McKinney (Advent Episcopal Day School REV)

1994-07-30

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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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Tessellation Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use this Flash tool to build tessellations, discovering which shapes tile the plane with copies of themselves or together with other shapes. Regular polygons with 3-12 sides of the same length are provided; students may arrange, rotate, group, ungroup, paint, copy, and erase them.

2011-01-01

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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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Growth rates made easy.  

PubMed

In the 1960s-1980s, determination of bacterial growth rates was an important tool in microbial genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbial physiology. The exciting technical developments of the 1990s and the 2000s eclipsed that tool; as a result, many investigators today lack experience with growth rate measurements. Recently, investigators in a number of areas have started to use measurements of bacterial growth rates for a variety of purposes. Those measurements have been greatly facilitated by the availability of microwell plate readers that permit the simultaneous measurements on up to 384 different cultures. Only the exponential (logarithmic) portions of the resulting growth curves are useful for determining growth rates, and manual determination of that portion and calculation of growth rates can be tedious for high-throughput purposes. Here, we introduce the program GrowthRates that uses plate reader output files to automatically determine the exponential portion of the curve and to automatically calculate the growth rate, the maximum culture density, and the duration of the growth lag phase. GrowthRates is freely available for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux. We discuss the effects of culture volume, the classical bacterial growth curve, and the differences between determinations in rich media and minimal (mineral salts) media. This protocol covers calibration of the plate reader, growth of culture inocula for both rich and minimal media, and experimental setup. As a guide to reliability, we report typical day-to-day variation in growth rates and variation within experiments with respect to position of wells within the plates. PMID:24170494

Hall, Barry G; Acar, Hande; Nandipati, Anna; Barlow, Miriam

2014-01-01

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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; Snyder, Gordon F.

2008-04-08

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Universal media: media-rich content for bandwidth-starved devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universal Media is a Web3D consortium working group solution that increases the realism of on-line Web3D worlds (VRML, Java 3D and other on-line 3D technologies). It also decreases network downloads by defining a small, cross-platform library of locally resident media elements (textures, sounds, 3D objects and filters) and a uniform resource name (URN) mechanism by which Web3D content creators can

Aaron E. Walsh

2000-01-01

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Easy English: Addressing Structural Ambiguity  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasyEnglish is an authoring tool which is part of IBM’s internal SGML editing environment, Information Development Workbench.\\u000a EasyEnglish is used as a preprocessing step for machine-translating IBM manuals. Although Easy English does some traditional\\u000a grammar checking, its focus is on problems of structural ambiguity. Such problems include ambiguous attachment of participles,\\u000a ambiguous scope in coordination, and ambiguous attachment of the

Arendse Bernth

1998-01-01

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The man-made creators of the imbalance of water in Nature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At 2011 we have described the imbalance of water in Nature as the system [1]. At 2012 we have described water and carbon and the glaciers [2], [3] as creators of the imbalance of Nature. Now we are describing some man-made creators of the imbalance of Nature. The photosynthesis is a powerful creator of the imbalance of Nature. The photosynthesis significantly increases the complexity of the structures and reduces the entropy. Earth's hydrosphere contains water less than it was flowed via photosynthesis. This is an example of the imbalance of involving when the return of water has delayed because water is involved into the processes of life and other processes. People widely use photosynthesis and create not only an additional man-made imbalance of water in Nature, but also the man-made changing the albedo, and a lot of other important parameters of the planet of Earth. All of these processes are significantly imbalanced. The fossil hydrocarbons have accumulated during millions of years, but now are burned. This is an example of the imbalance delay by time. The man-made burning of the hydrocarbons is creating the imbalances of impact or explosive type, because of the burning processes is in millions of times faster than the accumulation processes. Please pay attention to the imbalance of redeployment by places. For example, oil and gas are extracted in one places, and burned in others. During combustion is standing out not only water, but energy, and other components. The temperature in the centers of big cities is always higher and there is dominating the rising air. It pollutes the environment, changes circulations, create greenhouse effect, etc. Other examples of the imbalance of relocation are shown in the production and consumption of food. The irrigation systems transfer water from one place to another. This transfer of water creates a lot of imbalances in change climate, ecosystems, etc in places where water was took and where the water was brought. Usually these are different places where the water taken, where the water used to grow crops, where the crop had eaten and where waste throw out. It creates a lot of the man-made imbalances of redeployment, which generate the new chains of different types of the man-made imbalances of water, other components and processes. The waste is one of the most important man-made creators of the imbalance of Nature. Some of water from the waste comes back into circulation in the clean or dirty conditions. Another part of water from waste will join into numerous water-based or water-use components of Nature, and fall out of the hydrological cycle for a long time. The quantity and diversity of waste are rising much faster than the recycles industries and it is creating a lot of dangerous imbalances of Nature. The wastes are is the time bombs, which man made, and which will soon explode. The traditional balanced science and practice are not prepared to deal with the waste problem. The concept of the imbalance of Nature can help prevent this catastrophic explosion. People are creating a lot of the man-made imbalances of Nature which bring the dangerous 'unexpected surprises'. The concept of the imbalance of Nature give possibilities to create the man-made imbalances of Nature with the predictable parameters and it can help do Mother Nature to be friendlier to humanity.

Shlafman, L. M.; Kontar, V. A.

2013-12-01

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights  

Microsoft Academic Search

Common-sense allows that talk about moral truths makes perfect sense. If you object to the United States' Declaration of Independence's assertion that it is a truth that 'all men' are 'endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights', you are more likely to object that these rights are not unalienable or that they are not endowed by the Creator, or

Mark Schroeder

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Earth History databases and visualization - the TimeScale Creator system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "TimeScale Creator" team (www.tscreator.org) and the Subcommission on Stratigraphic Information (stratigraphy.science.purdue.edu) of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (www.stratigraphy.org) has worked with numerous geoscientists and geological surveys to prepare reference datasets for global and regional stratigraphy. All events are currently calibrated to Geologic Time Scale 2004 (Gradstein et al., 2004, Cambridge Univ. Press) and Concise Geologic Time Scale (Ogg et al., 2008, Cambridge Univ. Press); but the array of intercalibrations enable dynamic adjustment to future numerical age scales and interpolation methods. The main "global" database contains over 25,000 events/zones from paleontology, geomagnetics, sea-level and sequence stratigraphy, igneous provinces, bolide impacts, plus several stable isotope curves and image sets. Several regional datasets are provided in conjunction with geological surveys, with numerical ages interpolated using a similar flexible inter-calibration procedure. For example, a joint program with Geoscience Australia has compiled an extensive Australian regional biostratigraphy and a full array of basin lithologic columns with each formation linked to public lexicons of all Proterozoic through Phanerozoic basins - nearly 500 columns of over 9,000 data lines plus hot-curser links to oil-gas reference wells. Other datapacks include New Zealand biostratigraphy and basin transects (ca. 200 columns), Russian biostratigraphy, British Isles regional stratigraphy, Gulf of Mexico biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy, high-resolution Neogene stable isotope curves and ice-core data, human cultural episodes, and Circum-Arctic stratigraphy sets. The growing library of datasets is designed for viewing and chart-making in the free "TimeScale Creator" JAVA package. This visualization system produces a screen display of the user-selected time-span and the selected columns of geologic time scale information. The user can change the vertical-scale, column widths, fonts, colors, titles, ordering, range chart options and many other features. Mouse-activated pop-ups provide additional information on columns and events; including links to external Internet sites. The graphics can be saved as SVG (scalable vector graphics) or PDF files for direct import into Adobe Illustrator or other common drafting software. Users can load additional regional datapacks, and create and upload their own datasets. The "Pro" version has additional dataset-creation tools, output options and the ability to edit and re-save merged datasets. The databases and visualization package are envisioned as a convenient reference tool, chart-production assistant, and a window into the geologic history of our planet.

Ogg, James; Lugowski, Adam; Gradstein, Felix

2010-05-01

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Easy-to-use interface  

SciTech Connect

Easy-to-use interfaces are a class of interfaces that fall between public access interfaces and graphical user interfaces in usability and cognitive difficulty. We describe characteristics of easy-to-use interfaces by the properties of four dimensions: selection, navigation, direct manipulation, and contextual metaphors. Another constraint we introduced was to include as little text as possible, and what text we have will be in at least four languages. Formative evaluations were conducted to identify and isolate these characteristics. Our application is a visual interface for a home automation system intended for a diverse set of users. The design will be expanded to accommodate the visually disabled in the near future.

Blattner, M M; Blattner, D O; Tong, Y

1999-04-01

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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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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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A novel tool to predict food intake: The Visual Meal Creator.  

PubMed

Subjective appetite is commonly measured using an abstract visual analogue scale (VAS) technique, that provides no direct information about desired portion size or food choice. The purpose of this investigation was to develop and validate a user-friendly tool - the Visual Meal Creator (VIMEC) - that would allow for independent, repeated measures of subjective appetite and provide a prediction of food intake. Twelve participants experienced dietary control over a 5-hour period to manipulate hunger state on three occasions (small breakfast (SB) vs. large breakfast (LB) vs. large breakfast + snacks (LB+S)). Appetite measures were obtained every 60 minutes using the VIMEC and VAS. At 4.5 hours, participants were presented with an ad libitum test meal, from which energy intake (EI) was measured. The efficacy of the VIMEC was assessed by its ability to detect expected patterns of appetite and its strength as a predictor of energy intake. Day-to-day reproducibility and test-retest repeatability were assessed. Between- and within-condition differences in VAS and VIMEC scores (represented as mm and kcal of the "created" meal, respectively) were significantly correlated with one another throughout. Between- and within-condition changes in appetite scores obtained with the VIMEC exhibited a stronger correlation with EI at the test meal than those obtained with VAS. Pearson correlation coefficients for within-condition comparisons were 0.951, 0.914 and 0.875 (all p < 0.001) for SB, LB and LB+S respectively. Correlation coefficients for between-condition differences in VIMEC and EI were 0.273, 0.940 (p < 0.001) and 0.525 (p < 0.05) for SB - LB+S, SB - LB and LB - LB+S respectively. The VIMEC exhibited a similar degree of reproducibility to VAS. These findings suggest that the VIMEC appears to be a stronger predictor of energy intake than VAS. PMID:24709483

Holliday, Adrian; Batey, Chris; Eves, Frank F; Blannin, Andrew K

2014-08-01

39

The Labour of User Co-CreatorsEmergent Social Network Markets?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Co-creative relations among professional media producers and consumers indicate a profound shift in which our frameworks and categories of analysis (such as the traditional labour theory of value) that worked well in the context of an industrial media economy are perhaps less helpful than before. Can this phenomenon just be explained as the exploitative extraction of surplus value from the

John Banks; Sal Humphreys

2008-01-01

40

Making Projects, Making Friends: Online Community as Catalyst for Interactive Media Creation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To become full and active participants in today's technologically saturated society, young people need to become creators (and not just consumers) of interactive media. Developing the requisite abilities and capacities is not a wholly individual process; it is important for young people to have access to communities where they can collaborate and…

Brennan, Karen; Monroy-Hernandez, Andres; Resnick, Mitchel

2010-01-01

41

EASI Approach to Physical Security Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A simple, easy to use method, called Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption (EASI), has been developed to evaluate physical security system performance under specified conditions of threat and system operation. The method consists of a probabilistic ...

H. A. Bennett

1977-01-01

42

Time stamp creation and evaluation in media effect template  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A method of creating a template data structure for a media effect involving a media data item to be presented during a presentation of the media effect is disclosed. The method comprises: defining a time stamp for an event of the template data structure, the time stamp comprising a relative time stamp component indicating a time span within the presentation of the media data item as a portion of a duration of the presentation, and an absolute time offset component indicating a time span independent from the duration of the presentation. A related method defines the processing of a media data item to be presented during a presentation, the related method using the above mentioned time stamps to determine a temporal position of an event to occur during the presentation. A corresponding template creator, a media data processor, and a computer readable medium are also disclosed.

2014-06-03

43

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

44

Venturi easy ambient sonic-spray ionization.  

PubMed

The development and illustrative applications of an ambient ionization technique termed Venturi easy ambient sonic-spray ionization (V-EASI) is described. Its dual mode of operation with Venturi self-pumping makes V-EASI applicable to the direct mass spectrometric analysis of both liquid (V(L)-EASI) and solid (V(S)-EASI) samples. V-EASI is simple and easy to assemble, operating solely via the assistance of a sonic stream of nitrogen or air. The sonic gas stream causes two beneficial and integrated effects: (a) the self-pumping of solutions via the Venturi effect and (b) sonic-spray ionization (SSI) of analytes either in solution or resting on solid surfaces. In its liquid mode, V(L)-EASI is applicable to analytes in solution, forming negatively and/or positively charged intact molecular species in a soft fashion with little or no fragmentation. In its solid mode, V(S)-EASI relies on Venturi self-pumping of a proper SSI solvent solution in combination with SSI to form a stream of bipolar charged droplets that bombard the sample surface, causing desorption and ionization of the analyte molecules. As for its precursor technique (EASI), V-EASI generates bipolar droplets with considerably lower average charging, which increases selectivity for ionization with high signal-to-noise ratios and clean spectra dominated by single molecular species with minimal solvent ions. V-EASI also operates in a voltage-, heat-, and radiation-free fashion and is therefore free of thermal, electrical, or discharge interferences. PMID:21235233

Santos, Vanessa G; Regiani, Thaís; Dias, Fernanda F G; Romão, Wanderson; Jara, Jose Luis Paz; Klitzke, Clécio F; Coelho, Fernando; Eberlin, Marcos N

2011-02-15

45

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

46

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

47

Petroleomics by EASI(+/-) FT-ICR MS.  

PubMed

An ambient ionization/desorption technique, namely, easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI), has been applied to crude oil samples. From a single droplet of the sample placed on an inert surface, EASI(+/-) is shown to promote efficient desorption and ionization of a myriad of polar components via the action of its cloud of very minute supersonic bipolar charged droplets. The gaseous [M + H](+) and [M - H](-) ions concurrently formed by EASI(+/-) were analyzed by Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS), and a total of approximately 6000 acidic and basic components have been attributed. EASI(+/-) FT-ICR MS of crude oils is show to be almost as fast as ESI(+)/ESI(-) FT-ICR MS, providing similar compositional information of polar components and spectral quality comparable to that of a commercial nonochip-based robotic ESI device. EASI(+/-) requires no sample workup thus eliminating risks of contamination during sample manipulation and memory effects because of carry over in pumping ESI lines. More importantly, EASI(+/-) is a voltage-free ionization technique therefore eliminating risks of redox processes or duality of ionization mechanisms that can be observed in voltage-assisted processes. Data visualization via typical petroleomic plots confirms the similarity of the compositional information provided by EASI(+/-) compared to ESI(+)/ESI(-). The ambient EASI(+/-) FT-ICR MS method requires no voltage switching in changing the ion polarity mode, offering a workup, heating and voltage-free protocol for petroleomic studies performed at open atmosphere directly on the undisturbed crude oil sample. PMID:20394407

Corilo, Yuri E; Vaz, Boniek G; Simas, Rosineide C; Nascimento, Heliara D Lopes; Klitzke, Clécio F; Pereira, Rosana C L; Bastos, Wagner L; Santos Neto, Eugênio V; Rodgers, Ryan P; Eberlin, Marcos N

2010-05-15

48

EZHPC: Easy Access to High Performance Computing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

EZHPC is a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based Web service that represents an Application Programming Interface (API) for securely accessing and manipulating high performance computing (HPC) resources. This service was created to make it 'easy' for...

K. Rappold P. Duett W. Monceaux

2004-01-01

49

Unlocking the Easy Collection: A Key to Literature across the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project at the Harrand Creek Elementary School (Enterprise, Alabama) that used a library automation program to improve curriculum access to the easy reading collection in the school library media center. Curriculum surveys are described, and the selection of appropriate subject headings for a computerized catalog is discussed. (15…

Bannon, Susan H.; Haglund, Karen E.

1991-01-01

50

Analytical expressions for predicting permeability of bimodal fibrous porous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pressure drop is one of the most important characteristics of a fibrous media. While numerous analytical, numerical, and experimental published works are available for predicting the permeability of media made up of fibers with a unimodal fiber diameter distribution (referred to as unimodal media here), there are almost no easy-to-use expressions available for media with a bimodal fiber diameter distribution

H. Vahedi Tafreshi; M. S. A Rahman; S. Jaganathan; Q. Wang; B. Pourdeyhimi

2009-01-01

51

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

52

Social media time management tools and tips  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the beginning of the 21st century, we are now for a couple of years in the social media era, where we are confronting with a lot of applications and tools, easy to use, friendlier, free to use, easy to (re)build. No matter on which kind of activities we intend to spend time, there are plenty of similar applications with

Laura Malita

2011-01-01

53

Measurements of crystalline anisotropy on longitudinal media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The crystalline anisotropy constant in both thin film and particulate recording media has been determined utilizing high field torque measurements and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Extrapolation of torque measurements at 45° to the film plane yields a “infinite field torque” that depends solely on the anisotropy constant, the distribution of easy axes, and the saturation magnetization. The distribution of easy

J. J. K. Chang; Qingzhi Peng; H. N. Bertram; R. Sinclair

1996-01-01

54

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

55

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

56

Easy Impossibility Proofs for Distributed Consensus Problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Easy proofs are given, of the impossibility of soh, ing several consensus problems (Byzantine agreement, weak agreement, Byzantine firing squad, approximate agreement and clock synchronization) in certain communication graphs. It is shown that, in the presence ofm faults, no solution to these problems exists for communication graphs with fewer than 3m + 1 nodcs or less than 2m + l

Michael J. Fischer; Nancy A. Lynch; Michael Merritt

1986-01-01

57

EasyLiving: Technologies for Intelligent Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Easy Living project concerned with development ecturetechn i envnments t namic aggregation of diverse I\\/O devices into single coherentuser experience. Components such a system include middleware facilitate distribcompu ti ng), modell in g (t provide io n-based con perception collect information about world state), and service description o s uppo decompos it f dev rol , i nt ernal c,

Barry Brumitt; Brian Meyers; John Krumm; Amanda Kern; Steven A. Shafer

2000-01-01

58

EasyLiving: Technologies for Intelligent Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

trol, internal computational logic and user interface presentation. Rather than tightly coupling input\\/output devices to applications, it should be possible to flexibly change the interaction mechanism without requiring modification of the underlying applica- tion. EasyLiving enables this kind of decomposition by providing abstract descriptions of their capabilities. This paper describes the middleware, geometric modelling, sensing capabilities, and service description that

Barry Brumitt

59

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

60

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

61

Media agent  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

Systems and methods for a media agent are described. In one aspect, user access of a media content source is detected. Responsive to this detection, a piece of media content and associated text is collected from the media content source. Semantic text features are extracted from the associated text and the piece of media content. The semantic text features are indexed into a media database.

2009-02-17

62

Contrast media  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

The decrease in cardiac contractile force which occurs in angiography using contrast media may be reduced without increasing the incidence of ventricular fibrillations by oxygenating the contrast media.

1995-09-05

63

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.

64

Sentiment classification for Indonesian message in social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, classifying sentiment from social media has been a strategic thing since people can express their feeling about something in an easy way and short text. Mining opinion from social media has become important because people are usually honest with their feeling on something. In our research, we tried to identify the problems of classifying sentiment from Indonesian social media.

Aqsath Rasyid Naradhipa; Ayu Purwarianti

2012-01-01

65

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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EASI: An electronic assistant for scientific investigation  

SciTech Connect

Although many automated tools support the productivity of professionals (engineers, managers, architects, secretaries, etc.), none specifically address the needs of the scientific researcher. The scientist's needs are complex and the primary activities are cognitive rather than physical. The individual scientist collects and manipulates large data sets, integrates, synthesizes, generates, and records information. The means to access and manipulate information are a critical determinant of the performance of the system as a whole. One hindrance in this process is the scientist's computer environment, which has changed little in the last two decades. Extensive time and effort is demanded from the scientist to learn to use the computer system. This paper describes how chemists' activities and interactions with information were abstracted into a common paradigm that meets the critical requirement of facilitating information access and retrieval. This paradigm was embodied in EASI, a working prototype that increased the productivity of the individual scientific researcher. 4 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

Schur, A.; Feller, D.; DeVaney, M.; Thomas, J.; Yim, M.

1991-09-01

67

Expanding Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This collection of 45 articles, all published since 1969, examines the broad applications of media to all types of libraries and attempts to answer both philosophical and practical questions related to integrating media into library thinking. The emphasis...

D. Boyle

1977-01-01

68

Media violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the effects of media violence is not well understood by the general public. Despite this fact, there is an overwhelming consensus in the scientific literature about the unhealthy effects of media violence. Meta-analyses show that media-violence viewing consistently is associated with higher levels of antisocial behavior, ranging from the trivial (imitative violence directed against toys) to the serious

Joanne Cantor

2000-01-01

69

Managing Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With all multimedia devices and programming being produced for today's student, the AV cart is outmoded as a primary distribution system. Media distribution systems allow many users remote access to centrally located media resources, such as laserdisc players, VCRs, and self-image players. Two types of media distribution systems are described,…

Schiff, Kenny

1994-01-01

70

Future easy and physiological cardiac pacing  

PubMed Central

The right atrial appendage (RAA) and right ventricular apex (RVA) have been widely considered as conventional sites for typical dual-chamber atrio-ventricular cardiac (DDD) pacing. Unfortunately conventional RAA pacing seems not to be able to prevent atrial fibrillation in DDD pacing for tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome, and the presence of a left bundle branch type of activation induced by RVA pacing can have negative effects. A new technology with active screw-in leads permits a more physiological atrial and right ventricular pacing. In this review, we highlight the positive effects of pacing of these new and easily selected sites. The septal atrial lead permits a shorter and more homogeneous atrial activation, allowing better prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The para-Hisian pacing can be achieved in a simpler and more reliable way with respect to biventricular pacing and direct Hisian pacing. We await larger trials to consider this “easy and physiological pacing” as a first approach in patients who need a high frequency of pacing.

Occhetta, Eraldo; Bortnik, Miriam; Marino, Paolo

2011-01-01

71

Easy system call tracing for Plan 9.  

SciTech Connect

Tracing system calls makes debugging easy and fast. On Plan 9, traditionally, system call tracing has been implemented with acid. New systems do not always implement all the capabilities needed for Acid, particularly the ability to rewrite the process code space to insert breakpoints. Architecture support libraries are not always available for Acid, or may not work even on a supported architecture. The requirement that Acid's libraries be available can be a problem on systems with a very small memory footprint, such as High Performance Computing systems where every Kbyte counts. Finally, Acid tracing is inconvenient in the presence of forks, which means tracing shell pipelines is particularly troublesome. The strace program available on most Unix systems is far more convenient to use and more capable than Acid for system call tracing. A similar system on Plan 9 can simplify troubleshooting. We have built a system calling tracing capability into the Plan 9 kernel. It has proven to be more convenient than strace in programming effort. One can write a shell script to implement tracing, and the C code to implement an strace equivalent is several orders of magnitude smaller.

Minnich, Ronald G.

2010-09-01

72

EasyProt--an easy-to-use graphical platform for proteomics data analysis.  

PubMed

High throughput protein identification and quantification analysis based on mass spectrometry are fundamental steps in most proteomics projects. Here, we present EasyProt (available at http://easyprot.unige.ch), a new platform for mass spectrometry data processing, protein identification, quantification and unexpected post-translational modification characterization. EasyProt provides a fully integrated graphical experience to perform a large part of the proteomic data analysis workflow. Our goal was to develop a software platform that would fulfill the needs of scientists in the field, while emphasizing ease-of-use for non-bioinformatician users. Protein identification is based on OLAV scoring schemes and protein quantification is implemented for both, isobaric labeling and label-free methods. Additional features are available, such as peak list processing, isotopic correction, spectra filtering, charge-state deconvolution and spectra merging. To illustrate the EasyProt platform, we present two identification and quantification workflows based on isobaric tagging and label-free methods. PMID:23277275

Gluck, Florent; Hoogland, Christine; Antinori, Paola; Robin, Xavier; Nikitin, Frederic; Zufferey, Anne; Pasquarello, Carla; Fétaud, Vanessa; Dayon, Loïc; Müller, Markus; Lisacek, Frederique; Geiser, Laurent; Hochstrasser, Denis; Sanchez, Jean-Charles; Scherl, Alexander

2013-02-21

73

EZID: Long term identifiers made easy (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scholarly research is producing ever increasing amounts of digital research data, and this data should be managed throughout the research life cycle both as part of good scientific practice, but also to comply with funder mandates, such as the 2013 OSTP Public Access Memo (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf). By assigning unique and persistent identifiers to data objects, data managers can gain control and flexibility over what can be a daunting task. This is due to the fact that the objects can be moved to new locations without disruption to links, as long as the identifier target is maintained. EZID is a tool that makes assigning and maintaining unique, persistent identifiers easy. It was designed and built by California Digital Library (CDL) and has both a user interface and a RESTful API. EZID currently offers services for two globally unique, persistent identifier schemes: Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Archival Resource Keys (ARKs). DOIs are identifiers originating from the publishing world and are in widespread use for journal articles. CDL is able to offer DOIs because of being a founding member of DataCite (http://www.datacite.org/), an international consortium established to provide easier access to scientific research data on the Internet. ARKs are identifiers originating from the library, archive and museum community. Like DOIs, they become persistent when the objects and identifier forwarding information is maintained. DOIs and ARKs have a key role in data management and, therefore, in data management plans. DOIs are the recommended identifier for use in data citation, and ARKs provide the maximum flexibility needed for data documentation and management throughout the early phases of a project. The two identifier schemes are able to be used together, and EZID is made to work with both. EZID clients, coming from education, research, government, and the private sector, are utilizing the tool for these use cases and more.

Starr, J.

2013-12-01

74

BioMart - biological queries made easy  

PubMed Central

Background Biologists need to perform complex queries, often across a variety of databases. Typically, each data resource provides an advanced query interface, each of which must be learnt by the biologist before they can begin to query them. Frequently, more than one data source is required and for high-throughput analysis, cutting and pasting results between websites is certainly very time consuming. Therefore, many groups rely on local bioinformatics support to process queries by accessing the resource's programmatic interfaces if they exist. This is not an efficient solution in terms of cost and time. Instead, it would be better if the biologist only had to learn one generic interface. BioMart provides such a solution. Results BioMart enables scientists to perform advanced querying of biological data sources through a single web interface. The power of the system comes from integrated querying of data sources regardless of their geographical locations. Once these queries have been defined, they may be automated with its "scripting at the click of a button" functionality. BioMart's capabilities are extended by integration with several widely used software packages such as BioConductor, DAS, Galaxy, Cytoscape, Taverna. In this paper, we describe all aspects of BioMart from a user's perspective and demonstrate how it can be used to solve real biological use cases such as SNP selection for candidate gene screening or annotation of microarray results. Conclusion BioMart is an easy to use, generic and scalable system and therefore, has become an integral part of large data resources including Ensembl, UniProt, HapMap, Wormbase, Gramene, Dictybase, PRIDE, MSD and Reactome. BioMart is freely accessible to use at .

Smedley, Damian; Haider, Syed; Ballester, Benoit; Holland, Richard; London, Darin; Thorisson, Gudmundur; Kasprzyk, Arek

2009-01-01

75

[A study of culture-based easy identification system for Malassezia].  

PubMed

Most species of this genus are lipid-dependent yeasts, which colonize the seborrheic part of the skin, and they have been reported to be associated with pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Malassezia have been re-classified into 7 species based on molecular biological analysis of nuclear ribosomal DNA/RNA and new Malassezia species were reported. As members of the genus Malassezia share similar morphological and biochemical characteristics, it was thought to be difficult to differentiate between them based on phenotypic features. While molecular biological techniques are the most reliable methods for identification of Malassezia, they are not available in most clinical laboratories. We studied ( i ) development of an efficient isolation media and culture based easy identification system, ( ii ) the incidence of atypical biochemical features in Malassezia species and propose a culture-based easy identification system for clinically important Malassezia species, M. globosa, M. restricta, and M. furfur. PMID:22123328

Kaneko, Takamasa

2011-01-01

76

EasyEnglish: A Tool for Improving Document Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe the authoring tool, EasyEng- lish, which is part of IBM's internal SGML editing environment, Information Develop- ment Workbench. EasyEnglish helps writ- ers produce clearer and simpler English by pointing out ambiguity and complexity as well as performing some standard grammar checking. Where appropriate, EasyEnglish makes suggestions for rephrasings that may be substituted directly into the text by us-

Arendse Bernth

1997-01-01

77

EasyOffice+PDF Filter 8.0  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This free version of EasyOffice is an office suite package that is compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe pdf files. Some of the programs include a dictionary, a notepad, a calculator, an image editor, and a diagram creation device. Additionally, EasyOffice is available in a host of different languages, including Turkish, Spanish, Chinese, and German. This version of EasyOffice is compatible only with Microsoft Windows 98 or newer.

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FePt nanodot arrays with perpendicular easy axis, large coercivity, and extremely high density  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ordered FePt nanodot arrays with extremely high density have been developed by physical vapor deposition using porous alumina templates as evaporation masks. Nanodot diameter of 18 nm and periodicity of 25 nm have been achieved, resulting in an areal density exceeding 1×1012 dots/in.2. Rapid thermal annealing converts the disordered fcc to L10 phase, resulting in (001)-oriented FePt nanodot arrays with perpendicular anisotropy and large coercivity, without the need of epitaxy. High anisotropy and coercivity, perpendicular easy axis orientation and extremely high density are desirable features for future magnetic data storage media applications.

Kim, Chaehyun; Loedding, Thomas; Jang, Seongjin; Zeng, Hao; Li, Zhen; Sui, Yucheng; Sellmyer, David J.

2007-10-01

79

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

80

Earned Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Earned media" is exactly what one thinks it is. The people who do the necessary work to earn coverage of their issue or battle are the ones who will get their story out to the public. Earning media coverage involves giving careful attention to the mechanics of reaching out to news outlets. Most people can learn the mechanics through workshops,…

Sunshine, Alice

2011-01-01

81

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.

82

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

83

Media violence.  

PubMed

Research on the effects of media violence is not well understood by the general public. Despite this fact, there is an overwhelming consensus in the scientific literature about the unhealthy effects of media violence. Meta-analyses show that media-violence viewing consistently is associated with higher levels of antisocial behavior, ranging from the trivial (imitative violence directed against toys) to the serious (criminal violence), with many consequential outcomes in between (acceptance of violence as a solution to problems, increased feelings of hostility, and the apparent delivery of painful stimulation to another person). Desensitization is another well-documented effect of viewing violence, which is observable in reduced arousal and emotional disturbance while witnessing violence, the reduced tendency to intervene in a fight, and less sympathy for the victims of violence. Although there is evidence that youth who are already violent are more likely to seek out violent entertainment, there is strong evidence that the relationship between violence viewing and antisocial behavior is bidirectional. There is growing evidence that media violence also engenders intense fear in children which often lasts days, months, and even years. The media's potential role in solutions to these problems is only beginning to be explored, in investigations examining the uses and effects of movie ratings, television ratings, and the V-chip, and the effects of media literacy programs and public education efforts. Future research should explore important individual differences in responses to media violence and effective ways to intervene in the negative effects. PMID:10904203

Cantor, J

2000-08-01

84

Modeling biologically reactive transport in porous media  

SciTech Connect

A one-dimensional biofilm-based reactive transport model is developed to simulate biologically mediated substrate metabolism and contaminant destruction in saturated porous media. The resulting equations are solved by a finite-difference based, three-level, operator-split approach. The numerical solution procedure is stable, easy-to-code, and computationally efficient. As an example problem, biological denitrification and fortuitous CT destruction processes in one-dimensional porous media is studied. The simulation results of the example problem show that the present model can be successfully used to predict biological processes and nutrient/contaminant transport in saturated porous media.

Clement, T.P.; Hooker, B.S.; Skeen, R.S.

1995-04-01

85

Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat  

MedlinePLUS

... Stages & Populations Travelers' Health Workplace Safety & Health Features Media Sign up for our Features Get Email Updates ... National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health) Features Media Sign up for our Features Get Email Updates ...

86

Media violence.  

PubMed

American media are the most violent in the world, and American society is now paying a high price in terms of real life violence. Research has confirmed that mass media violence contributes to aggressive behavior, fear, and desensitization of violence. Television, movies, music videos, computer/video games are pervasive media and represent important influences on children and adolescents. Portraying rewards and punishments and showing the consequences of violence are probably the two most essential contextual factors for viewers as they interpret the meaning of what they are viewing on television. Public health efforts have emphasized public education, media literacy campaign for children and parents, and an increased use of technology to prevent access to certain harmful medial materials. PMID:9568012

Willis, E; Strasburger, V C

1998-04-01

87

From Augmentation Media to Meme Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computers as meta media are now evolving from augmentation media vehicles to meme media vehicles. While an augmentation media system provides a seamlessly integrated environment of various tools and documents, meme media system provides further functions to edit and distribute tools and documents. Documents and tools on meme media can easily…

Tanaka, Yuzuru

88

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

89

Tilted media in a perpendicular recording system for high areal density recording  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To overcome the high sensitivity of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to the switching field distribution in the perpendicular media, we proposed to use tilted media in the perpendicular recording system in this letter. It was found that a much better tolerance of the easy-axis distribution could be achieved when tilted media were used instead of perpendicular media in a perpendicular recording system. We then analyzed the range of the switching field at the freezing points, and found that high Ku magnetic material is feasible in tilted media. The results indicated that the areal density could be more than 62% higher than that of perpendicular media when 45° easy-axis tilted media with Ku=7.0×106 erg/cm3 were used. Finally, simulation of the switching dynamics revealed that a much faster magnetization switching could be achieved in 45°-tilted media than in perpendicular media.

Zou, Y. Y.; Wang, J. P.; Hee, C. H.; Chong, T. C.

2003-04-01

90

Application driven interface generation for EASIE. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE) provides a user interface and a set of utility programs which support the rapid integration and execution of analysis programs about a central relational database. EASIE provides users with two basic modes of execution. One of them is a menu-driven execution mode, called Application-Driven Execution (ADE), which provides sufficient guidance to review data, select a menu action item, and execute an application program. The other mode of execution, called Complete Control Execution (CCE), provides an extended executive interface which allows in-depth control of the design process. Currently, the EASIE system is based on alphanumeric techniques only. It is the purpose of this project to extend the flexibility of the EASIE system in the ADE mode by implementing it in a window system. Secondly, a set of utilities will be developed to assist the experienced engineer in the generation of an ADE application.

Kao, Ya-Chen

1992-01-01

91

MedlinePlus FAQ: Easy-to-Read Documents  

MedlinePLUS

... Cool Tools ESPAÑOL Question: How can I locate materials on MedlinePlus that are easy to read and ... public, not for health professionals. But, not all materials on MedlinePlus are at the same reading level. ...

92

EasyToy: Plush Toy Design Using Editable Sketching Curves.  

PubMed

EasyToy is an industrial plush toy design system for novices. Editable sketching curves combine the advantages of free-form strokes and the controllability of B-spline curves. Users can continuously edit each curve to refine designs. EasyToy provides a small set of simple tools with which users can easily construct sophisticated toy models comparable to those that professional systems produce. PMID:24808028

Yong-Jin Liu; Cui-Xia Ma; Dong-Liang Zhang

2011-01-01

93

Analysis of fluid/mechanical systems using EASY5  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper illustrates how the use of a general analysis package can simplify modeling and analyzing fluid/mechanical systems. One such package is EASY5, a Boeing Computer Services product. The basic transmission line equations for modeling piped fluid systems are presented, as well as methods of incorporating these equations into the EASY5 environment. The paper describes how this analysis tool has been used to model several fluid subsystems of the Space Shuttle Orbiter.

Clark, Robert W., Jr.; Arndt, Scott D.; Hurlbert, Eric A.

1992-01-01

94

Media Training  

SciTech Connect

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

2009-12-11

95

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/

96

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

97

Media Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents five vignettes, written by veteran journalists, that focus on the current and future state of journalism. Despite almost daily reports of media consolidation and newspaper layoffs, the journalists sound a cautionary but optimistic tone about the industry. They weigh in on everything from the threats to diversity to the future…

Cooper, Kenneth J.; Pyrillis, Rita; Rosario, Ruben; Stuart, Reginald; Zinngrabe, Elaine

2007-01-01

98

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

99

News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The news media informs, challenges, questions, and aggravates. It affects the way we look at domestic and foreign policy and shapes our view of events and our ability to address the problems of the world. It is part of the national security structure of o...

B. Flory G. Demandante M. DeYoung M. Forte W. Bowman

2001-01-01

100

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

101

A reusable robotic grasping creator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To make robotic grasping accessible to all roboticists, Energid Technologies is developing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool and algorithms embodied in a reusable software toolkit to quickly and easily create grasps. The method is generic and works with all types of robotic hands, manipulators, and mobile platforms. Vision, position control, force control, and collision avoidance algorithms are integrated naturally into the process, and successful grasp parameters are stored in a database for later real-time application. This article describes how the grasps are created in the Energid system using convenient human interfaces, novel ways to constrain the robotic hand, and real-time simulation of the grasping process. Special emphasis is given to the integration of force control with the grasp scripting process. The force control system accommodates a variety of established algorithms and allows new user-defined algorithms, which can apply to many types of force/torque sensors. Special emphasis is also given to vision-based tracking, with the vision system providing object identification and automatic selection of an appropriate grasp from the database. The vision system also provides 3D tracking to guide the grasp process. Simulation and hardware study results are presented based on the Schunk SDH hand and LWA arm.

Li, Ying; Keesling, Justin; Pholsiri, Chalongrath; Tardella, Neil; English, James

2010-04-01

102

Does Massmedia Fuel, and Easy Credit Facilitate, Impulse Buys?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies whether exposure to mass media and liking advertising are associated with an increased impulse buy tendency, and whether the availability of a credit card acts as a facilitating stimulus. It is found that impulse buys are positively associated with exposure to commercial television, but not to other forms of mass media. For females, liking advertising in general

Pasi Huovinen; Petri Rouvinen

2008-01-01

103

Onoufrios, the famous XVI's century iconographer, creator of the ``Berati School'': studying the technique and materials used in wall paintings of inscribed churches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study of the materials and techniques employed for wall painting, complementing the information from historical and aesthetic data, contributes to the integrated knowledge of the iconographer and his period. In the 16th century, regarding the iconography in the former Byzantine area, besides the School of Crete and Francos Catelanos and his school, a third artistic personality who also created his own school, Onoufrios, appeared in central Albania and expanded his activity as a painter to northern Greece as well as nearby areas, such as Ohrid. Inscriptions documenting the works of Onoufrios are found in some of the churches that he decorated with wall paintings: “St. Apostles” (1547) Kastoria Greece, “St. Nicolas” Shelcan Albania, “St. Paraskevi” (1554), Valsh Albania, while are attributed to him the church of “St. Theodores” in Berati, Albania (before 1547) and others. He is one of the best icon painters of the whole Balkan region, and the best painter that has ever worked in Albanian territory. Onoufrios managed to combine the local painting tradition with the best tradition of the eastern (Paleologian) and western (Italian) schools, resulting in a realistic and natural depiction. He is the creator of the “Berati School” that expanded to other parts of the peninsula. His individual character can be distinguished in the work of his students: his son Nikolaos (who inherited his style in painting), Onoufrios from Cyprus, etc. Based on careful observations, we extracted number of paint samples from wall paintings of three of the above mentioned churches. Ground and paint layers were examined using micro-FTIR, Optical Microscopy, TXRF and SEM-EDS, to characterize materials and methods used by the artist to create these works. Our findings in each church are discussed and compared with the others in order to understand how and with what material and resources the painter worked and how he developed his technique. The presence of calcium carbonate as the main component in all FTIR measurements points to a fresco technique. Pigments like red and yellow ochre, carbon black, green earth, calcium carbonate are used in all cases. The use of gypsum in the plaster construction is characteristic. The deterioration of the wall paintings due to environmental effects different in every church is also examined.

Pavlidou, E.; Arapi, M.; Zorba, T.; Anastasiou, M.; Civici, N.; Stamati, F.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.

2006-06-01

104

Otitis media with effusion  

MedlinePLUS

OME; Secretory otitis media; Serous otitis media; Silent otitis media; Silent ear infection; Glue ear ... drain from the tube and are swallowed. Otitis media with effusion (OME) and ear infections are connected ...

105

Media Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Use the following websites to learn about more about media literacy. 1. Look at the websites below. Find evidence that each is a reliable website by looking at the following: Author (authority) Bias (purpose, accuracy) Currency (dates) Site/Web address (URL) of each. Town of Morris Sunny Cliffs, Manitoba 2. Choose a pair of websites below. Find evidence that each is a reliable website by ...

Bates, Albion M.

2007-06-23

106

Sports Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, based in Belgium, offers a helpful collection of resources, especially lesson plans, for Physical Education teachers. Sports Media is a portal containing links to various lesson plans posted off-site. These are browsed via an alphabetical index. Other content at the site includes links to coaching and training resources, information on several international P.E. associations, and a free mailing list.

107

Otitis Media  

PubMed Central

Otitis media remains one of the least understood conditions seen by a family physician. More attention to follow up instead of widespread use of antibiotics and decongestant mixtures could improve family practice care of children with middle ear disorders. Greater selection in resorting to surgical management would be helpful. Unnecessary interference is unlikely to be of long-term benefit to either children or their families. ImagesFigures 1-3Figures 4-5

Bain, John

1992-01-01

108

Improved EASI coefficients: Their derivation, values, and performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EASI lead system, which is based on the dipole hypothesis of vectorcardiography, offers the possibility of deriving the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and other desired leads from ECGs recorded at only 4 sites; it uses the Frank E, A, and I electrode locations, a fourth electrode location (S) at the manubrium, and a reference electrode. Accordingly, the electrodes of

Dirk Q. Feild; Charles L. Feldman

2002-01-01

109

Modular, Easy-to-Assemble, Low-Cost Zebrafish Facility  

PubMed Central

Abstract We have constructed a standalone, modular, low-cost water recirculation zebrafish facility in our laboratory. This is easy to maintain and will take only approximately $500 and a half a day to build an 80-tank module. The system described here will be useful to even investigators who are new to zebrafish aquaculture.

Kim, Seongcheol; Carlson, Ryan; Zafreen, Lala; Rajpurohit, Surendra Kumar

2009-01-01

110

Modular, easy-to-assemble, low-cost zebrafish facility.  

PubMed

We have constructed a standalone, modular, low-cost water recirculation zebrafish facility in our laboratory. This is easy to maintain and will take only approximately $500 and a half a day to build an 80-tank module. The system described here will be useful to even investigators who are new to zebrafish aquaculture. PMID:19694524

Kim, Seongcheol; Carlson, Ryan; Zafreen, Lala; Rajpurohit, Surendra Kumar; Jagadeeswaran, Pudur

2009-09-01

111

The New EasyLiving Project at Microsoft Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasyLiving is a new project in intelligent environments at Microsoft Research. We are working to make computing more accessible and more pervasive than today's desktop computer. More specifically, our goal is to develop a prototype architecture and technologies for building intelligent environments that facilitate the unencumbered interaction of people with other people, with computers, and with devices. This paper describes

Brian Meyers; Daniel Robbins; John Krumm; Mary Czerwinski; Steve Shafer

1998-01-01

112

A Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model Using Easy Java Simulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We develop an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize geostationary orbits near Earth, modelled using a Java 3D implementation of the EJS 3D library. The simplified physics model is described and simulated using a simple constant angular velocity equation. We discuss four computer model design ideas: (1) a simple and realistic…

Wee, Loo Kang; Goh, Giam Hwee

2013-01-01

113

Analysis of Fluid/Mechanical Systems Using EASY5.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper illustrates how the use of a general analysis package can simplify modeling and analyzing fluid/mechanical systems. One such package is EASY5, a Boeing Computer Services product. The basic transmission line equations for modeling piped fluid sy...

R. W. Clark S. D. Arndt E. A. Hurlbert

1992-01-01

114

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

115

Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations: TPT Package  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Java archive contains a collection of simple Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs for the teaching of computer-based modeling. The materials and text of this resource appeared in an article of the same name in The Physics Teacher [Phys. Teach. 76, No. 45, pp. 474-480 (2007)].

Christian, Wolfgang; Franciscouembre

2008-05-30

116

Hearing loss is often undiscovered, but screening is easy.  

PubMed

Screening for hearing loss should be part of the routine physical examination, but it is often not done because of time constraints. We present a quick and easy office screening test that measures the functional impact of hearing loss. We also review the steps of audiologic management that follow referral by the primary care physician. PMID:15055245

Newman, Craig W; Sandridge, Sharon A

2004-03-01

117

A quick-and-easy method for estimating switching costs  

Microsoft Academic Search

I develop and test a method for a quick-and-easy calculation of consumer switching costs among brands in a given industry. The theory developed and tested here maps observed brands’ prices and market shares onto the switching costs which deter a consumer of a specific brand from switching to any other competing brand. Then, I demonstrate how users’ switching costs can

Oz Shy

2002-01-01

118

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

119

Fast and Easy Searching of Files in Unisys 2200 Computers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A program has been written to enable (1) fast and easy searching of symbolic files for one or more strings of characters, dates, or numerical values in specific fields or columns and (2) summarizing results of searching other fields or columns.

Snook, Bryan E.

2010-01-01

120

75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This very well organized book is packed with practical solutions to the most common classroom problems--side talk, rude behavior, calling out, students losing focus, and students refusing even to try. Every solution is classroom-tested, highly effective, and quick and easy to implement! Use this book to help make your classroom a happier, more…

Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

2012-01-01

121

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

122

Ridership Impacts of South Florida's EASY Smart Card, Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Smart card-based Automated Fare Collection Systems (AFCS) are being increasingly deployed in transit systems across the US. Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) has recently deployed such a system branded as the EASY Card. The South Florida Regional Transportation Au...

A. Joslin

2013-01-01

123

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

124

PC EASI: Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption on an IBM PC.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An IBM PC version of EASI (Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption) has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories. EASI is an analytical technique for measuring the effectiveness of physical protection systems. PC EASI is menu driven and only min...

L. D. Chapman C. P. Harlan

1985-01-01

125

From Binary Notation to Gravitational Waves: Rocket Science Made Easy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Space Place is a NASA educational outreach program open to all NASA missions, studies, and instruments. It uses diverse media (web, print, displays, hands-on activities) to deliver high-quality products through a highly leveraged infrastructure.

D. K. Fisher; N. J. Leon; L. Cooper

2001-01-01

126

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

127

EasyModeller: A graphical interface to MODELLER  

PubMed Central

Background MODELLER is a program for automated protein Homology Modeling. It is one of the most widely used tool for homology or comparative modeling of protein three-dimensional structures, but most users find it a bit difficult to start with MODELLER as it is command line based and requires knowledge of basic Python scripting to use it efficiently. Findings The study was designed with an aim to develop of "EasyModeller" tool as a frontend graphical interface to MODELLER using Perl/Tk, which can be used as a standalone tool in windows platform with MODELLER and Python preinstalled. It helps inexperienced users to perform modeling, assessment, visualization, and optimization of protein models in a simple and straightforward way. Conclusion EasyModeller provides a graphical straight forward interface and functions as a stand-alone tool which can be used in a standard personal computer with Microsoft Windows as the operating system.

2010-01-01

128

EasyBowling: a virtual bowling system for small space  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we describe a virtual bowling game machine called EasyBowling Machine, which is designed and implemented based on techniques such as Virtual Reality, animation, and image processing. To introduce Virtual Reality technique into this virtual bowling game, our system provides a real game mode: players play the game by throwing a real bowling ball, and then the EasyBowling system uses a PC Camera to detect the motion of the real bowling ball. After the motion parameters (ball direction, ball force, et al.) are computed, the movement of the bowling ball and its collision with pins are simulated on a large display screen. The most obvious advantage of such bowling game machine over other existing bowling games is that the system integrates body exercise into game playing. The implementation techniques are discussed in detail, and the prototype system illustrates the feasibility and efficiency of our method.

Pan, Zhigeng; Huang, Jin; Xu, Weiwei; Zhou, Kun; Shi, Jiaoying

2003-04-01

129

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

130

Interacting domain walls in an easy-plane ferromagnet  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Landau-Lifshitz equation for an anisotropic (easy-plane) ferromagnet is formulated as a Riemann-Hilbert problem on a Riemann surface of the spectral parameter. Exact multiple domain wall solutions can be obtained in a systematic and exhaustive manner by considering all possible pole arrangements on the Riemann surface. Explicit calculations for up to four poles have been carried out, yielding all possible

W. M. Liu; B. Wu; X. Zhou; D. K. Campbell; S. T. Chui; Q. Niu

2002-01-01

131

The Rocker (An Easy Anharmonic Oscillator for Classroom Demonstration)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 around a vertical axis. LEGO rockers (see Fig. 1) are much more reliable and versatile.

Lieberherr, Martin

2013-04-01

132

Enhancing Easy Care and Antibacterial Functions of Cellulose \\/ Wool Blends  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present work studies the possibility of enhancing easy care properties as well as imparting antibacterial properties to cotton\\/wool and viscose\\/wool blends through crosslinking in presence of certain additives (i.e., carboxylic acids, N-containing additives, polyols) as well as softening agents, followed by subsequent treatment with ZnCl2 solution. The improvement in carboxyl content and\\/or nitrogen content as well as the degree

N. A. Ibrahim; M. Gouda; W. M. Zairy

2008-01-01

133

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

134

High capacity, easy release adhesives from renewable materials.  

PubMed

Reversible adhesives composed of renewable materials are presented which achieve high force capacities (810 N) while maintaining easy release (?0.25 N) and reusability. These simple, non-tacky adhesives consist of natural rubber impregnated into stiff natural fiber fabrics, including cotton, hemp, and jute. This versatile approach enables a clear method for designs of environmentally-responsible, reversible adhesives for a wide variety of applications. PMID:24504650

Bartlett, Michael D; Crosby, Alfred J

2014-06-01

135

Development of a portable, easy to use Cardiotacometer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This letter presents a portable instrument which is economic, easy to use, and able to detect, store and transmit to a PC the time intervals between human heartbeats (R-R intervals) over long periods, with the purpose of analyzing the cardiovascular health of the person. To test the instrument, it was used to take data from healthy patients. This information was analyzed using wavelets and reproduces recent published results.

Cantún, K. B.; Contreras, J. G.; Romero, E. M.

2002-10-01

136

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

137

"easyMine" - realistic and systematic mine detection simulation tooltion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mine detection is to date mainly performed with metal detectors, although new methods for UXO detection are explored worldwide. The main problem for the mine detection to date is, that there exist some ideas of which sensor combinations could yield a high score, but until now there is no systematic analysis of mine detection methods together with realistic environmental conditions to conclude on a physically and technically optimized sensor combination. This gap will be removed by a project "easyMine" (Realistic and systematic Mine Detection Simulation Tool) which will result in a simulation tool for optimizing land mine detection in a realistic mine field. The project idea for this software tool is presented, that will simulate the closed chain of mine detection, including the mine in its natural environment, the sensor, the evaluation and application of the measurements by an user. The tool will be modularly designed. Each chain link will be an independent, exchangeable sub- module and will describe a stand alone part of the whole mine detection procedure. The advantage of the tool will be the evaluation of very different kinds of sensor combinations in relation of their real potential for mine detection. Three detection methods (metal detector, GPR and imaging IR-radiometry) will be explained to be introduced into the easyMine software tool in a first step. An actual example for land mine detection problem will be presented and approaches for solutions with easyMine will be shown.

Böttger, U.; Beier, K.; Biering, B.; Müller, C.; Peichl, M.; Spyra, W.

2004-05-01

138

easyDAS: Automatic creation of DAS servers  

PubMed Central

Background The Distributed Annotation System (DAS) has proven to be a successful way to publish and share biological data. Although there are more than 750 active registered servers from around 50 organizations, setting up a DAS server comprises a fair amount of work, making it difficult for many research groups to share their biological annotations. Given the clear advantage that the generalized sharing of relevant biological data is for the research community it would be desirable to facilitate the sharing process. Results Here we present easyDAS, a web-based system enabling anyone to publish biological annotations with just some clicks. The system, available at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/panda-srv/easydas is capable of reading different standard data file formats, process the data and create a new publicly available DAS source in a completely automated way. The created sources are hosted on the EBI systems and can take advantage of its high storage capacity and network connection, freeing the data provider from any network management work. easyDAS is an open source project under the GNU LGPL license. Conclusions easyDAS is an automated DAS source creation system which can help many researchers in sharing their biological data, potentially increasing the amount of relevant biological data available to the scientific community.

2011-01-01

139

New Media Methodologies, applied  

Microsoft Academic Search

I have observed that within the new media ecology there are currently three research approaches: developing media specific poetics for digital works only (e.g. ludology for computer games); revising and development of traditional discourses and media through consideration of new media works within the same media thread (eg: internet movies for film studies); applying to all works — traditional and

Christy Dena

2004-01-01

140

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

141

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.

142

Creating Media Center Memories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the goals of the school library media specialist is to "Promote the library media program as an attractive, welcoming, and essential venue" (AASL 89). The media center should convey an atmosphere where students feel welcome. Creating media center memories can help library media specialists to achieve this goal. This article describes…

Spann, Youlita

2008-01-01

143

Children, Media, and Methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media effect studies on children have focused on time spent with media relative to some outcome. We argue that researchers should examine quantity as the sole measure of media input only when it is of theoretical significance. In most circumstances media content and form are more important than time spent. A media diet metaphor is proposed as an alternative approach

Daniel R. Anderson; Katherine G. Hanson

2009-01-01

144

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.

145

NCI Digital Media Guidelines  

Cancer.gov

NCI Digital Media Guidelines 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

146

Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian's Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn: it's difficult enough to keep abreast of social media Web sites, let alone understand how they fit into today's library. This practical resource brings together current information on the topic in a concise format that's easy to digest. Laura Solomon is a librarian with more than a decade of experience in Web…

Solomon, Laura

2010-01-01

147

An SIR model for violent topic diffusion in social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social media is being increasingly used as a political communication channel. The web makes it easy to spread extreme opinions or ideologies that were once restricted to small groups. Terrorists and extremists use the web to deliver their extreme ideology to people and encourage them to get involved in fanatic behaviors. In this research, we aim to understand the mechanisms

Jiyoung Woo; Jaebong Son; Hsinchun Chen

2011-01-01

148

An Author in Your E-Mail: There's an Easy, Inexpensive Way to Connect Kids with Their Favorite Authors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Librarians and teachers know that helping kids develop a life-long love of reading is one of the most important things they can do. But let's face it, it's tough to come up with creative ways to get kids excited about books. One of the easiest ways to transform apathetic students into enthusiastic readers is to invite a children's book creator to…

Golant, Galina

2004-01-01

149

Media Crate: tangible live media production interface  

Microsoft Academic Search

Live media production -- the presentation of audio-visual content at events such as conferences and concerts -- is a high intensity task where a small production team must interact with an amalgamation of separate hardware tools to transform and direct a variety of media sources to outputs such as large screens, preview monitors, and web-casts. We present Media Crate, a

Tom Bartindale; Jonathan Hook; Patrick Olivier

2009-01-01

150

Otitis media.  

PubMed

Bacterial pathogens are isolated from middle ear fluid in up to 90% of children with acute otitis media (OM). Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis predominate. Acute OM can be classified as uncomplicated, persistent, recurrent or chronic. Patient age, symptom severity, prior treatment history and exposure through day-care attendance in children influences pathogen distribution, antimicrobial susceptibility and anticipated clinical and microbiological responses to empirical and pathogen-directed therapies. The natural history of acute OM without intervention is favourable. However, meta-analysis of clinical trials shows an improvement in symptom and middle ear effusion resolution with antimicrobials. Aminopenicillins, cephalosporins and macrolides are often selected as therapy for acute OM. The various agents have differing activity against acute OM pathogens, particularly organisms with resistance mechanisms and they differ in dosing schedule, side effects and compliance enhancing factors. Consideration should be given to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles in antibiotic selection. Selection criteria include antibiotic activity against drug-resistant S. pneumoniae and efficacy against beta-lactamase-producing Gram-negative organisms. The necessary duration of treatment for acute OM varies according to multiple factors, including local preferences, but there is growing, compelling data to support short-course therapy. Tympanocentesis has been endorsed in various guidelines as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Best-practice for management of acute OM continues to advocate antibiotic therapy with careful, accurate diagnosis and consideration of the major pathogens and their mechanisms of resistance. PMID:12150687

Pichichero, Michael E; Casey, Janet R

2002-08-01

151

MEDIA Salles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the European Union's MEDIA II Programme and the Italian Government, this site was created to foster distribution of European films by providing information about specific films and the European movie industry in general. Though aimed at industry professionals, any user with a strong interest in European cinema can appreciate this site. It is composed of three main sections. The first, the European Cinema On-line Database, currently contains data on over 3000 films and 7000 companies. The Database actually comprises six overlapping directories: Films, Production, Distribution, World Sales, Theaters, and Exhibition Companies. Search options vary by directory, but returns generally include commercial data (contact information for the producers and distributors); cast, director, and festivals/awards information; and in some cases a synopsis (also available in French and German) and still photos. The second major portion of the site is a collection of professional publications, including the 1998 European Cinema Yearbook, the 1998 edition of the national reports, and the White Book of the European Exhibition industry. The first two are offered in .pdf format and all three offer a rich collection of official statistics on the European film industry. The third section of the site, Euro Kids, is essentially a smaller version of the Database, containing films and companies which address younger audiences.

152

Portfolios: Justify Your Job as a Library Media Specialist and the Media Budget during Times of Budget Cuts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During this time of economic crisis and the projected budget cuts in education, it is more important than ever to justify one's position as a critical element in the school. One excellent way to document the need for a full-time, certified media specialist in the school is through a portfolio. Maintaining a portfolio is cheap and fairly easy,…

Allen, Melissa; Bradley, Amy

2009-01-01

153

Superfluid Spin Transport Through Easy-Plane Ferromagnetic Insulators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Superfluid spin transport—dissipationless transport of spin—is theoretically studied in a ferromagnetic insulator with easy-plane anisotropy. We consider an open geometry where the spin current is injected into the ferromagnet from one side by a metallic reservoir with a nonequilibrium spin accumulation and ejected into another metallic reservoir located downstream. Spin transport is studied using a combination of magnetoelectric circuit theory, Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert phenomenology, and microscopic linear-response theory. We discuss how spin superfluidity can be probed in a magnetically mediated negative electron-drag experiment.

Takei, So; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav

2014-06-01

154

Flame Tests That Are Portable, Storable, and Easy To Use  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the years, a great many variations for flame tests have been tried for use as a lecture demonstration or in a laboratory setting. All of the variations seem to have had some draw back. Most notable of these problems is the duration of color, but also the difficulty of use and the lack of portability. That is until now. Enter "canned heat", the "solid" alcohol fuel that is readily available at any store carrying party supplies. It can even be prepared in your own lab. Preparation, presentation, storage, and disposal of this easy to use flame test apparatus is given along with encouragement of use such devices.

McKelvy, George M.

1998-01-01

155

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This simulation offers users the opportunity to sketch free-body diagrams relating to a one-dimensional situation. Two boxes are stacked one atop the other. The bottom box rests on the floor of an elevator, which may be at rest, moving with constant velocity, or accelerating. The task for the user is to sketch free-body diagrams for the top box, the bottom box, and the two-box system. 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

156

Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This chapter provides an overview of Easy Java Simulations (Ejs for short), the high-level modeling and authoring tool that we will use to make our models explicit and to run these models to study their behavior. To provide a perspective of the modeling process, we first load, inspect, and run an existing simple harmonic oscillator simulation. We then modify the simulation to show how Ejs engages the user in the modeling process and greatly reduces the amount of programming that is required.

Christian, Wolfgang; Franciscouembre

2008-05-30

157

Superfluid spin transport through easy-plane ferromagnetic insulators.  

PubMed

Superfluid spin transport-dissipationless transport of spin-is theoretically studied in a ferromagnetic insulator with easy-plane anisotropy. We consider an open geometry where the spin current is injected into the ferromagnet from one side by a metallic reservoir with a nonequilibrium spin accumulation and ejected into another metallic reservoir located downstream. Spin transport is studied using a combination of magnetoelectric circuit theory, Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert phenomenology, and microscopic linear-response theory. We discuss how spin superfluidity can be probed in a magnetically mediated negative electron-drag experiment. PMID:24949786

Takei, So; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav

2014-06-01

158

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

159

How the Media Teach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mass media teach whether or not mediamakers intend to or realize it, and users learn from the media whether or not they try or are even aware of it. This means all of the media, including newspapers, magazines, movies, television, radio, and the new cyberspace media serve as informal yet omnipresent nonschool textbooks. This raises an…

Cortes, Carlos E.

2005-01-01

160

Inequality and media capture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Popular support of redistributive policies depends on information they have about the tax system and efficiency of public projects. Mass media provides a convenient means for manipulating public opinion, even when voters understand that the media can be biased. I develop a theory of media capture in which the rich can influence information published in a media outlet at a

Maria Petrova

2008-01-01

161

Children and the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describing the role of media in the lives of children around the globe is a daunting task. First, media diversity is increasing rapidly. The most recent entry is the personal computer and the Internet, but other media are appearing or changing shape as well. Access to the various media, mass and otherwise, also varies substantially from country to country and

Brian Wilcox

162

The Media Teacher's Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Media Teacher's Handbook" is an indispensible guide for all teachers, both specialist and non-specialist, delivering Media Studies and media education in secondary schools and colleges. It is the first text to draw together the three key elements of secondary sector teaching in relation to media study--the "theoretical", the "practical" and…

Scarratt, Elaine, Ed.; Davison, Jon, Ed.

2011-01-01

163

Self-Cleaning Particulate Prefilter Media  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A long-term space mission requires efficient air revitalization performance to sustain the crew. Prefilter and particulate air filter media are susceptible to rapid fouling that adversely affects their performance and can lead to catastrophic failure of the air revitalization system, which may result in mission failure. For a long-term voyage, it is impractical to carry replacement particulate prefilter and filter modules due to the usual limitations in size, volume, and weight. The only solution to this problem is to reagentlessly regenerate prefilter and filter media in place. A method was developed to modify the particulate prefilter media to allow them to regenerate reagentlessly, and in place, by the application of modest thermocycled transverse or reversed airflows. The innovation may allow NASA to close the breathing air loop more efficiently, thereby sustaining the vision for manned space exploration missions of the future. A novel, self-cleaning coatings technology was developed for air filter media surfaces that allows reagentless in-place regeneration of the surface. The technology grafts thermoresponsive and nonspecific adhesion minimizing polymer nanolayer brush coatings from the prefilter media. These polymer nanolayer brush architectures can be triggered to contract and expand to generate a "pushing-off" force by the simple application of modestly thermocycled (i.e. cycling from ambient cabin temperature to 40 C) air streams. The nonspecific adhesion-minimizing properties of the coatings do not allow the particulate foulants to adhere strongly to the filter media, and thermocycled air streams applied to the media allow easy detachment and in-place regeneration of the media with minimal impact in system downtime or astronaut involvement in overseeing the process.

Weber, Olivia; Lalwani, San-jiv; Sharma, Anjal

2012-01-01

164

Why School is not Easy: An Analytical Perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An overarching theory that enables a systematic study of learning recently has been developed. Motivation, for example, is something we all think we know when we see. It was an important step to recognize that motivation can be conceptualized in terms of allocating working memory and especially attention to a learning task. The unified learning model (ULM) was synthesized from the literature with this in mind. Using the ULM as a basis for analysis, it is possible to consider all aspects of learning. A good place to begin concerns schools in general and why, in particular, school is not thought of as being easy. The ULM explains that allocating working memory often requires effort, and any exertion of such effort may be perceived as being hard. This paper is an analysis of school learning and especially science learning (STEM learning) in terms of the ULM.

Brooks, David W.

2011-04-01

165

Competing risk analysis using R: an easy guide for clinicians.  

PubMed

In the last decade with widespread use of quantitative analyses in medical research, close co-operation between statisticians and physicians has become essential from the experimental design through all phases of complex statistical analysis. On the other hand, easy-to-use statistical packages allow clinicians to perform basic statistical analyses themselves. Since the software they most commonly use does not perform in depth competing risk analysis, we recommend an add-on package for the R statistical software. We provide all the instructions for downloading it from internet and illustrate how to use it for analysis of a sample dataset of patients who underwent haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute leukaemia. PMID:17563735

Scrucca, L; Santucci, A; Aversa, F

2007-08-01

166

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

167

A guide for easy- and difficult-to-treat hypertension.  

PubMed

Although the blood pressure (BP) of many patients can be controlled using standard combinations, treatment of hypertension frequently represents a clinical challenge to the primary care physician. This article will review best practices for managing patients with easy- and difficult-to-treat hypertension, including preferred antihypertensive combinations, optimizing adherence and persistence, recognizing white-coat hypertension, and intensifying therapy for treatment-resistant patients. Each physician must decide based on his or her own level of experience at what point a patient becomes too challenging and would benefit from referral to a hypertension specialist for more intensive management and to complete the exclusion of secondary forms of arterial hypertension. With intensive pharmacotherapy, many patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension can achieve BP control. If it fails, interventional strategies (e.g., renal denervation) are a valid option to get BP controlled. PMID:24456885

Schmieder, Roland E; Volpe, Massimo; Waeber, Bernard; Ruilope, Luis M

2014-03-01

168

Self-priming centrifugal pumps are efficient, easy to service  

SciTech Connect

A series of self-priming centrifugal pumps was awarded Top Honors in the process pump category of the 1982 Chemical Processing Vaaler competition because the judges were favorably impressed by the high operating efficiency over a wide range of flow conditions, and the easy-to-service design that reduces overall operating costs. The self-priming pumps also offer certain advantages over conventional vertical or submerged pumps in wet pit service. Features for up to 75% operating efficiency include a unique hydraulic design to eliminate the need for close tolerances, a smooth-walled volute casing to minimize friction loss and drag, and a multi-vane open impeller that will handle solids up to 1 1/4'' in diameter. The pump can handle varying loads with very little loss of efficiency.

Not Available

1982-11-01

169

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

170

A geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We develop an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize geostationary orbits near Earth, modelled using a Java 3D implementation of the EJS 3D library. The simplified physics model is described and simulated using a simple constant angular velocity equation. We discuss four computer model design ideas: (1) a simple and realistic 3D view and associated learning in the real world; (2) comparative visualization of permanent geostationary satellites; (3) examples of non-geostationary orbits of different rotation senses, periods and planes; and (4) an incorrect physics model for conceptual discourse. General feedback from the students has been relatively positive, and we hope teachers will find the computer model useful in their own classes.

Wee, Loo Kang; Hwee Goh, Giam

2013-01-01

171

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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, medium, and hard. Problem levels were determined a priori based on the knowledge needed to solve them [3]. 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; Pawl, Andrew; Pritchard, David E.

2012-02-01

172

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

173

A feasibility study of an easy way to measure melamine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper introduces an easy way to measure melamine. Exploiting the near infrared spectral reflective characteristic of melamine, irradiating the samples with broad spectrum light and the reflected beam goes to the appropriate optical system and optical collimation lens through the optical fibre transmission. Then select a 500nm and a 1000nm wavelengths. The light intensity of the 1000nm wavelength basically does not change as the denseness of melamine changes, while the light intensity of the 500nm wavelength does. According to this feature, people can use the electro optical technology which can turn optical signal into electrical signal to calculate the circuit voltage difference, and then input it into the computer to determine the concentration of melamine in milk. This method is time-saving and convenient.

Zhang, Wen-Hao; Peng, Bao-Jin; Li, Chi-Ting; Xu, Rui-Ting

2011-10-01

174

Switching the in-plane easy axis by ion implantation in rare earth based magnetic films.  

PubMed

Ar(+) ions have been implanted into Laves phase epitaxial thin films of YFe(2) and DyFe(2). Magneto-optical Kerr effect and vibrating sample magnetometry experiments show that the easy and hard axes of magnetization in both materials rotate through an in-plane angle of 90°, whilst the strength of the magnetic anisotropy remains unaltered. This is supported by OOMMF computational modelling. Atomic force microscopy confirms that the film roughness is not affected by implanted ions. X-ray diffraction data show that the lattice parameter expands upon ion implantation, corresponding to a release of strain throughout the entire film following implantation with a critical fluence of 10(17) Ar(+) ions cm(-2). The anisotropy of the films is linked to the strain and from these data it is concluded that the source of anisotropy alters from one where magnetoelastic and magnetocrystalline effects compete to one which is governed solely by magnetocrystalline effects. The ability to locally tune the source of magnetic anisotropy without affecting the film surface and without inducing or eliminating anisotropy could be important in the fabrication of high density magnetic data storage media, spintronic devices and magneto-optical materials. PMID:23360971

Buckingham, A R; Wang, D; Stenning, G B G; Bowden, G J; Nandhakumar, I; Ward, R C C; de Groot, P A J

2013-02-27

175

THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA AND THE NEW MEDIA: CONVERGENCE OR COALITIONS?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines current development trends in the media industry, that is, the digitalization of the traditional media, the emergence of new media and the convergence of the entire media industry. At the moment, different sub-industries within the media sector, the traditional media industry (including the graphic industry and the audiovisual industry) and the new media industry are converging into

Niina Helminen

176

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

177

Silent otitis media.  

PubMed

There is a traditional view that chronic otitis media and chronic mastoiditis must exist in the presence of a tympanic membrane perforation. Based on a human histopathological study of 123 temporal bones with chronic otitis media out of 333 temporal bones with all forms of otitis media pathology, only 24 patients (36 ears) had symptoms of otological disease recorded on their charts and only 19.5% of these had an associated tympanic membrane perforation. Unsuspected findings of chronic otitis media (active or inactive) are occasionally confirmed at exploratory tympanotomy. Such quiet chronic pathological findings in the middle ear have occurred in association with endolymphatic hydrops and cochlear end organ lesions suggesting the possibility that silent chronic otitis media may help explain sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus for certain patients. We put forth the hypothesis that clinically undetectable silent otitis media in neonates and infants might help explain why certain children are otitis media prone. Our otopathology laboratory includes 111 ears harvested from neonates and infants (average age 8 months). Histological analysis revealed normal findings in some, whereas significant numbers of others show all forms of otitis media, including purulent otitis media, chronic otitis media, serous otitis media, and mucoid otitis media, with occasional overlap of types. Clinical implications will be discussed with emphasis on silent otitis media and its relationship to the pathogenesis of otitis media and silent chronic otitis media and its possible role in causing insidious labyrinthine changes. A significant outcome of this study was the marked degree of unresolved mesenchyme in the clinically manifest otitis media group or silent otitis media group as compared to a control group. This association and role of mesenchyme is discussed relative to the pathogenesis of infantile otitis media. PMID:7392745

Paparella, M M; Shea, D; Meyerhoff, W L; Goycoolea, M V

1980-07-01

178

Mass Media: The Invisible Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This anthology for students of media consists of essays and articles grouped under four topics: media forms, media content, media environments, and "the last word." Media forms deals with the nature of these kinds of media: electronic, print, film, music, and comics, graffiti, and clothing. Media content contains articles on the news, advertising,…

Glessing, Robert J.; White, William P.

179

Enabling Science Integration through the Marine Geoscience Data System Media Bank  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Marine Geoscience Data System Media Bank (http://media.marine-geo.org) was constructed to enable the sharing of high quality images, illustrations and animations among members of the science community and to provide a new forum for education and public outreach (EPO). The initial focus of Media Bank was to serve Ridge 2000 research and EPO efforts, but it was constructed as a flexible system that could accommodate media from other multidisciplinary marine geoscience research initiatives. Media Bank currently contains digital photographs, maps, 3-D visualizations, and video clips from the Ridge 2000 and MARGINS focus sites as well as the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. We actively seek contributions of other high quality marine geoscience media for inclusion in Media Bank. Media Bank is driven by a relational database backend, enabling image browsing, sorting by category, keyword search functionality, and the creation of media galleries. All media are accompanied by a descriptive figure caption that provides easy access to expert knowledge to help foster data integration across disciplines as well as EPO efforts. In addition to access to high quality media, Media Bank also provides basic metadata including geographic position, investigator name and affiliation, as well as copyright information, and links to references and relevant data sets. Since media are tied to geospatial coordinates, a map-based interface is also provided for access to media.

Leung, A.; Ferrini, V.; Arko, R.; Carbotte, S. M.; Goehring, L.; Simms, E.

2008-12-01

180

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

181

Easy Long-Term Identifiers and the "Data Paper"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new publishing paradigm is needed to cope with the deluge of data artifacts produced by data-intensive science, many of which are vital to data re-use and verification of published scientific conclusions. Due to the limitations of traditional publishing, most of these artifacts are not usually disseminated, cited, or preserved. At the California Digital Library (CDL), one promising approach to the problem is to wrap these artifacts in the metaphor of a "data paper", assigning and managing data citations with our EZID (easy-eye-dee) identifier service. A data paper is a somewhat unfamiliar bundle of scholarly output with a familiar facade: minimally, a set of links to archived artifacts and a cover sheet containing familiar elements such as title, authors, date, abstract, and persistent identifier _ just enough to create basic citations, build "overlay journals", and enable discovery of data by internet search engines. Over time, we expect to add elements that permit deeper domain-specific discovery and re-use, such as variable names, methods, etc. At the same time, for data and identifiers that we manage, we will leverage as much domain-agnosticism data and identifier as possible.

Kunze, John

2011-05-01

182

Mobile power plants designed for low noise, easy maintenance  

SciTech Connect

The Inenco Energie System-technik GmbH, of Hamburg, Germany, being a specialist in engineering and supplying turnkey power stations based on diesel engines covering an output of 1 to 20 MW, has recently delivered four mobile gen-sets with a total output at site of 10 MW. The order, placed by the Electricity Corporation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, comprises four tailor-made, semi-trailer-based mobile generating sets. The noise reduction requirements were met by covering the engines and other components with a special noise reduction eclosure that was designed as a sectional, partly removable enclosure element for easy maintenance or overhaul jobs. The gen-set control room has been separated from the engine room with extra noise reduction materials. Ventilation air throughout the enclosure and gen-set section is drawn through air inlet/outlet silencers incorporating sand filtration. The power station is fully equipped with fire alarm and CO{sub 2} fire-fighting systems. The system will, in the event of detected fire in the stations, automatically release CO{sub 2} gas into the enclosure chambers. 3 figs.

NONE

1997-01-01

183

Easy facial analysis using the facial golden mask.  

PubMed

For over 2000 years, many artists and scientists have tried to understand or quantify the form of the perfect, ideal, or most beautiful face both in art and in vivo (life). A mathematical relationship has been consistently and repeatedly reported to be present in beautiful things. This particular relationship is the golden ratio. It is a mathematical ratio of 1.618:1 that seems to appear recurrently in beautiful things in nature as well as in other things that are seen as beautiful. Dr. Marquardt made the facial golden mask that contains and includes all of the one-dimensional and two-dimensional geometric golden elements formed from the golden ratio. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of the golden facial mask. In 40 cases, the authors applied the facial golden mask to preoperative and postoperative photographs and scored each photograph on a 1 to 5 scale from the perspective of their personal aesthetic views. The score was lower when the facial deformity was severe, whereas it was higher when the face was attractive. Compared with the average scores of facial mask applied photographs and nonapplied photographs using a nonparametric test, statistical significance was not reached (P > 0.05). This implies that the facial golden mask may be used as an analytical tool. The facial golden mask is easy to apply, inexpensive, and relatively objective. Therefore, the authors introduce it as a useful facial analysis. PMID:17538332

Kim, Yong-Ha

2007-05-01

184

Wisconsin Ideas in Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These two documents contain a variety of articles on media use in education. The first provides 16 articles that focus on justifying media programs in the 1980's. Topics include selling your program to administrators; reorganization of the Wisconsin Depar...

R. Holmes

1983-01-01

185

Technetium Sorption Media Review.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents information and references to aid in the selection of 99Tc sorption media for feasibility studies regarding the removal of99Tc from Hanford's low activity waste. The report contains literature search material for sorption media (inclu...

C. C. Haass J. B. Duncan M. A. Thorson R. A. Robbins R. D. Adams S. E. Kelly

2011-01-01

186

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.

187

Healthy Roads Media  

MedlinePLUS

... Content Sources Contact Us Welcome to Healthy Roads Media A source of quality health information in many ... the multiple use videos at the Healthy Roads Media Store. Both free and low-cost videos available. ...

188

Media, Metaphors, and Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how students are influenced by media technology, specifically television and computers. Notes that media are not just a vehicle of information, but are primarily models of how to see, think, read, write, and reason. (MM)

Costanzo, William V.

1988-01-01

189

Media Time Family Pledge  

MedlinePLUS

... Media Time Family Pledge Family Life Listen Media Time Family Pledge Article Body At the beginning and ... them. Kids learn best with small lessons over time as opposed to one big lecture or sit- ...

190

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

191

Media en rampen  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a summary  Media and disasters\\u000a \\u000a Disasters have always been breaking news, but in the current competitive media landscape the media have an interest in expanding\\u000a the disaster into a news spectacle, spanning several weeks afterwards. After the immediate on the spot reporting, the media\\u000a will concentrate on two major stories: human interest and the question of guilt and political responsibilities. The focus

Peter L. M. Vasterman

2008-01-01

192

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) ...

Southam, T.

2007-06-21

193

Direct characterization of commercial lecithins by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

Commercial lecithins are composed mainly of phospholipids and triacylglycerols. The analysis of the commercial lecithins, including their fraction of phospholipids, normally involves laborious and expensive protocols. Easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS) is shown to be an efficient technique for the analysis of lipids. Samples of commercial lecithins including standards, refined, deoiled and modified soy lecithin were tested. Characteristic profiles of phosphatidylcholines and triacylglycerols are detected by EASI(+)-MS, whereas EASI(-)-MS provided phosphatidylethanolamines, glycophospholipids and free fatty acids profiles. Acetylated lecithins also displayed characteristic acetylated derivatives. EASI-MS data was also compared to MALDI-MS, and found to display richer compositional information. The industrial process applied to lecithin fabrication was also characterised via typical EASI-MS profiles. EASI-MS both in its positive and negative ion modes offers a direct, fast and efficient technique able to characterise commercial lecithin. PMID:22953933

Fernandes, Gabriel D; Alberici, Rosana M; Pereira, Gustavo G; Cabral, Elaine C; Eberlin, Marcos N; Barrera-Arellano, Daniel

2012-12-01

194

Media and environmental change  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mass media could play a critical role in shaping the public debate on environmental issues in the Philippines. But the environmental coverage in the print and broadcast media has been limited relative to the enormity of the nation's environmental problems. Remedying the media's neglect of the environment presents a difficult but interesting challenge to ecological advocates, both inside and

Francisco A. Magno

1996-01-01

195

Adolescents and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 1990s, the media represent the single most easily modifiable influence on children and adolescents. This series of articles offers medically oriented practitioners a review of current research on the influence of the media on children and adolescents. The 13 articles are: (1) "Children, Adolescents, and the Media: Five Crucial Issues"…

Strasburgber, Victor C., Ed.; Comstock, George A., Ed.

1993-01-01

196

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

197

The Electric Media Conspiracy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Media defines a process of marking time. I can only make my own marks as producer and consumer of my own media forms. Man is, all at once, life sound and life motion--a mark through time, leaving a trail of images behind. Media is a natural extension of being human. (SR)

Loveless, Richard L.

1983-01-01

198

Online Media Convergence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent convergence in the fields of computing and communication has driven a media conver- gence which promises to revolutionize the media industry. Traditional models of publishing and broadcasting will be insufficient to address the new business strategy issues that will arise from this convergence. Firms which had once been divided by media types like television or radio will find

Hany Saleeb

199

Media Objectives for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to provide a compendium of instructional objectives concerning instructional media and materials. It is useful for either teacher training programs or college level media courses. Each objective is stated behaviorally, such as "list the important features of a tape recorder." Objectives are arranged by medium. The media

Arrasjid, Harun, Ed.; Arrasjid, Dorine, Ed.

200

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

201

Active Media: A framework for digital media effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper defines active media as a new paradigm that captures the richness of digital media in affecting every aspect of our lives. The term active media embraces interactive, coactive, and proactive digital media. Active media provide more dynamic and individualized experiences, and target recipients more accurately. Active media allow the integration of different human-centric systems into the era of

Jamil Alio; Mohammad Ibrahim; David Pickton; Marie Bassford

2008-01-01

202

Analyzing Brazilian vehicle documents for authenticity by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

Using desorption/ionization techniques such as easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS), it is possible to analyze documents of Brazilian vehicles for authenticity, providing a chemical profile directly from the surface of each document. A method for the detection of counterfeit documents is described, and the falsification procedure is elucidated. Forty authentic and counterfeit documents were analyzed by both positive and negative ion modes, EASI(±)-MS. EASI(+)-MS results identified the presence of (bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate plasticizer and of dihexadecyldimethylammonium biocide in both types of documents. For EASI(-)-MS results, the 4-octyloxybenzoic acid additive ([M + H](+): m/z 249) is present only in counterfeit documents. It was also found that counterfeit vehicle documents are produced via Laserjet printers. Desorption/ionization techniques, such as EASI-MS, offer therefore, an intelligent way to characterize the counterfeiting method. PMID:22150109

Romão, Wanderson; Vaz, Boniek G; Lalli, Priscila M; Bueno, Maria Izabel M S; Correa, Deleon N; Telles, Virgínia L C N; de Castro, Eustáquio V R; Eberlin, Marcos N

2012-03-01

203

Synthesis of functionalized chromones through sequential reactions in aqueous media.  

PubMed

An efficient sequential four-component reaction of chromone carbaldehydes, Meldrum's acid, 4-hydroxyl coumarin or 6-methyl-4-hydroxyl-pyrone and primary alcohols is reported which leads to 5a-i in aqueous media. Replacing the primary alcohol with isopropyl alcohol and tert-butyl alcohol results in different products 10 and 11. The environmentally friendly features, good to high yields and easy work-up are advantages of this approach. PMID:24968923

Mehrparvar, Saber; Balalaie, Saeed; Rabbanizadeh, Mahnaz; Rominger, Frank; Ghabraie, Elmira

2014-08-14

204

Stereospecific synthesis of new steroidal isoxazoles in dry media.  

PubMed

An easy and fast procedure was developed for one-pot synthesis of steroidal isoxazoles starting from 23-acetylsapogenins derivatives in presence of P2O5/SiO2 in dry media under microwaves irradiation is described. Substrates of the 25S and 25R series were used as raw materials, establishing that this new methodology is applicable to both series. PMID:21872615

Hernández-Linares, María Guadalupe; Sandoval-Ramírez, Jesús; Meza-Reyes, Socorro; Montiel-Smith, Sara; Guerrero-Luna, Gabriel

2011-12-20

205

Coincidence summing corrections for volume samples using the PENELOPE/penEasy Monte Carlo code.  

PubMed

The coincidence summing correction factors estimated with penEasy, a steering program for the Monte Carlo simulation code PENELOPE, and with penEasy-eXtended, an in-house modified version of penEasy, are presented and discussed for (152)Eu and (134)Cs in volume sources. The geometries and experimental data were obtained from an intercomparison study organized by the International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM). A significant improvement in the results calculated with PENELOPE/penEasy was obtained when X-rays are included in the (152)Eu simulations. PMID:24326316

Vargas, A; Camp, A; Serrano, I; Duch, M A

2014-05-01

206

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

207

Media Convergence, an Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media convergence is a theory in communications where every mass medium eventually merges to the point where they become one\\u000a medium due to the advent of new communication technologies. The Media Convergence research theme normally refers to entire\\u000a production, distribution, and use process of future digital media services from contents production to service delivery through\\u000a various channels such as mobile

Sepideh Chakaveh; Manfred Bogen

2007-01-01

208

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

209

Overview: new media.  

PubMed

Pediatricians care for children's growth and development from the time they are born until they become adults. In addition, pediatricians must be vigilant for external influences. Technology influences children of all ages. Seventy-five percent of teenagers own cell phones, with 25% using them for social media. Technology can lead to an increase in skills and social benefits but there is also the potential for harm such as sexting, cyberbullying, privacy issues, and Internet addiction, all of which can affect health. Pediatricians must become well versed in the new media to provide media-oriented anticipatory guidance and advice on media-related issues. PMID:22643166

O'Keeffe, Gwenn Schurgin

2012-06-01

210

How Appropriate Is the OM6 as a Discriminative Instrument in Children With Otitis Media?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The OM6 is a 6-item condition-specific handicap measure developed in the United States for chil- dren with recurrent acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion. Easy and quick to use, it has high test- retest repeatability and is sensitive to change after ven- tilation tube insertion. Objectives: To explore aspects of the validity of OM6 in a United

Haytham Kubba; Iain R. C. Swan; Stuart Gatehouse

2004-01-01

211

Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method  

Microsoft Academic Search

This text is an investigation into media culture, temporalities of media objects and planned obsolescence in the midst of ecological crisis and electronic waste. The authors approach the topic under the umbrella of media archaeology and aim to extend this historiographically oriented field of media theory into a methodology for contemporary artistic practice. Hence, media archaeology becomes not only a

Garnet Hertz; Jussi Parikka

2012-01-01

212

Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method  

Microsoft Academic Search

This text is an investigation into media culture, temporalities of media objects and planned obsolescence in the midst of ecological crisis and electronic waste. The authors approach the topic under the umbrella of media archaeology and aim to extend this historiographically oriented field of media theory into a methodology for contemporary artistic practice. Hence, media archaeology becomes not only a

Garnet Hertz; Jussi Parikka

213

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

214

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

215

Differences in the Time Course of Learning for Hard Compared to Easy Training  

PubMed Central

Learning is known to facilitate performance in a range of perceptual tasks. Behavioral improvement after training is typically shown after practice with highly similar stimuli that are difficult to discriminate (i.e., hard training), or after exposure to dissimilar stimuli that are highly discriminable (i.e., easy training). However, little is known about the processes that mediate learning after training with difficult compared to easy stimuli. Here we investigate the time course of learning when observers were asked to discriminate similar global form patterns after hard vs. easy training. Hard training required observers to discriminate highly similar global forms, while easy training to judge clearly discriminable patterns. Our results demonstrate differences in learning and transfer performance for hard compared to easy training. Hard training resulted in stronger behavioral improvement than easy training. Further, for hard training, performance improved during single sessions, while for easy training performance improved across but not within sessions. These findings suggest that training with difficult stimuli may result in online learning of specific stimulus features that are similar between the training and test stimuli, while training with easy stimuli involves transfer of learning from highly to less discriminable stimuli that may require longer periods of consolidation.

Garcia, Adrian; Kuai, Shu-Guang; Kourtzi, Zoe

2013-01-01

216

Characterisation of MEAs for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Using an EasyTest Technique  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes an EasyTest cell developed for simple, safe and inexpensive to run testing and optimisation of the active materials (catalysts, catalytic supports, polymer membrane electrolytes) and electrode structures utilized in PEM Fuel cells and Electrolysers. The main advantages of the new EasyTest technique are demonstrated by a comparative study on the performance of two types of membrane electrode

E. Slavcheva; I. Radev; V. Sinigersky; G. Topalov; E. Budevski

217

Easy Magnetization Axis of LPE Garnet Films Grown on Misoriented (111) GGG Substrates  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been observed that the inclination angle of the easy magnetization axis is larger than that of the [111] axis in LPE bubble garnet films grown on GGG substrates slightly inclined from the (111) plane. This phenomenon was investigated in the light of Gyorgy's 2-parameter model. The relationship between the inclination of the easy magnetization axis and that of

Taketoshi Hibiya; Yasuharu Hidaka; Shozo Fujiwara; Koichi Matsumi

1975-01-01

218

Fingerprinting and aging of ink by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

Using easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS), fast and non-destructive fingerprinting identification and aging of ballpoint pen ink writings have been performed directly from paper surfaces under ordinary ambient conditions. EASI-MS data obtained directly from the ink lines showed that pens from different brands provide typical ink chemical profiles. Accelerated ink aging has also been monitored by EASI-MS revealing contrasting degradation behaviors for six different common ink dyes. As demonstrated for Basic Violet 3, some dyes display a cascade of degradation products whose abundances increase linearly with time thus functioning as 'chemical clocks' for ink aging. Analysis of questionable documents has confirmed the ink aging capabilities of EASI-MS. The order of superimposition at a crossing point has also been determined by EASI-MS. For two superimposed ink lines, continuous EASI-MS analysis has also shown that the EASI spray is able to penetrate through the layers and therefore both ink layers could be characterized. PMID:20309447

Lalli, Priscila M; Sanvido, Gustavo B; Garcia, Jerusa S; Haddad, Renato; Cosso, Ricardo G; Maia, Denison R J; Zacca, Jorge J; Maldaner, Adriano O; Eberlin, Marcos N

2010-04-01

219

One-Dimensional Easy-Plane Magnets: Classical Sine-Gordon Theory or a Quantum Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A classical mechanics description of one-dimensional easy-plane ferro- and antiferromagnets predicts the existence of sine-Gordon kink excitations in these systems, for the case of a small applied field within the (''strong'') easy plane. Here we consider...

G. M. Wysin A. R. Bishop

1987-01-01

220

High resolution analytical transmission electron microscopy of magnetic recording media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the invention of the hard disk drive in 1954, the density of bits per disk has increased exponentially. This trend is partly due to improvements to the magnetic recording media. In current hard disks, each bit is approximately 0.04 mum in its smallest dimension and comprises ˜100 hexagonal close packed Co-alloy magnetic grains. These grains have magnetic "easy" axes oriented longitudinally, or parallel to the film plane. Future recording media have easy axes oriented perpendicular to the film plane. Perpendicular media are expected to provide continued increases in storage density above the limit of longitudinal media. Quantum-mechanical exchange coupling between magnetic grains degrades the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and limits storage density in both media types. Controlling exchange coupling is possible by creating nonmagnetic grain boundaries which compositionally isolate the magnetic grains. High-resolution analytical transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is required to study these media because of their nano-scale grains and grain boundaries. Examining the microstructure and elemental distribution in these films at near atomic level is paramount to understanding their magnetic performance. The microstructure and elemental distribution in longitudinal and perpendicular media were examined using high resolution analytical TEM techniques, such as energy-filtered TEM (EFTEM), energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) using a 1.5 nm electron probe, and spectrum imaging with a scanning TEM. These techniques successfully determined how grain boundary Cr segregation varies with grain orientation in longitudinal media. Boundaries misoriented by 0° and 90° commonly occur and were found to have minimal Cr segregation, which limits storage density improvement in these media. Analytical TEM techniques applied to oxygen-enriched perpendicular media, fabricated using different deposition methods, effectively related microstructure and composition to magnetic properties. The combination of reactive O 2 addition and co-sputtering of TiO2 resulted in O-rich grain boundaries and improved exchange decoupling. A detailed study of TiO 2-enriched perpendicular media found that increasing the volume percent of TiO2 forms more pronounced Ti- and O-rich grain boundaries, decreasing the Co-alloy grain size. Adding more TiO2 creates columnar grains of increasing roughness, yielding composition and thickness variations that test the limitations of the individual analytical techniques and require use of multiple techniques for corroboration.

Risner, Juliet Danielle

221

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

222

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

223

Scalable resilient media streaming  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a low-overhead media streaming system, called SRMS (Scalable Resilient Media Streaming) that can be used to scalably deliver streaming data to a large group of receivers. SRMS uses overlay multicast for data distribution. to a large group of users. SRMS leverages a probabilistic loss recovery technique to provide high data delivery guarantees even under large network losses and

Suman Banerjee; Seungjoon Lee; Ryan Braud; Bobby Bhattacharjee; Aravind Srinivasan

2004-01-01

224

Loneliness and Media Gratifications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assesses the nature of the relationship between experienced loneliness and media gratifications. Finds that chronically lonely college students rely less on media for escape than do others and that they reported the least motivation for watching their favorite soap opera. (SR)

Canary, Daniel J.; Spitzberg, Brian H.

1993-01-01

225

Media: Eyeing the News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Teachergram" addresses media-related issues such as the kind of world picture Canadians receive from mainstream media, the ability of television to describe the complexity of world events, and the claim of distorted and simplistic portrayal of developing nations. Students are encouraged critical perspective--to help them look at the…

Gage, Susan

1990-01-01

226

Introduction to Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for senior high school students, this one semester course focuses on four aspects of modern media: television, film, radio, and advertising. Each topic is worked into a weekly lesson plan format that stresses the active involvement of students in the learning process. The course outline contains lists of objectives and media materials…

Riler, Robert

227

Media processing ecologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in the MIT Media Laboratory's Object-Based Media Group is looking to solve multimedia signal processing problems through the creation of ecosystems of intelligent devices that organize themselves to distribute information and to divide large tasks. This paper examines the technological trends that make this approach possible and desirable, and briefly introduce three example systems.

V. Michael Bove

2003-01-01

228

Minorities in the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The four reports in this compilation focus on the role of blacks in the various media. The first report provides a general discussion of the status of blacks in the media, and notes that it has been largely analogous to their political and economic development. The second report traces the changing image of blacks as it has been portrayed on…

Sherard, Regina G., Comp.; And Others

229

Computer Produced Media Guides.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To increase access to the media collection at the Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin) a computer-produced key work index was created using an International Business Machine (IBM) 360 model 40 computer and a duplicating facility with offset capability. A standard 80 column IBM card was used reserving columns 1-9 for the media item number,…

Jeffcott, Janet B.

230

Global Voter Media Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our existing media, both private sector and public sector, have inadequate economic incentives for serving voter interests in our democracies and shareowner interests in our corporations. As a result, we suffer from corruption and inefficient policies. To remedy this, we can create a new hybrid media sector, where organizations compete for funds allocated by voters. This would provide the financial

Mark Latham

2009-01-01

231

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

232

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

233

Working with News Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To work effectively with personnel in the news media, one needs to assist them in doing their job by getting accurate information to them (in plenty of time for their deadline) and in providing information about meetings (when they do not have a reporter to cover the event). Familiarity aids in communication with news media personnel so one should…

Grosenbaugh, Dick

234

The Instructional Media Specialist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of instructional media specialists in elementary and secondary schools. Topics include educational background, including technical skills, curriculum planning, and instructional design; classroom teachers; library media specialists and the change from teaching library skills to facilitating information literacy; the role of…

Callison, Daniel

2002-01-01

235

Media and multimedia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The combination of new and advancing communication technologies and changing regulatory philosophies make this an opportune time to seriously examine once again the economics of media industries and the implications of a better understanding of media economics for communication policy. Many of the issues that will have to be addressed by economists and policymakers in the future relate to the

Steven S. Wildman

1998-01-01

236

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

237

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

238

Children, media and consumption  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports a five-year Danish study into levels of consumer socialisation among children, showing how they have been affected by new and proliferating communications media; issues include their spending and saving abilities, brand awareness, media use, interests and activities, while advertising was examined in relation to consumer socialisation. Outlines the methods of this research, which consists of qualitative and quantitative data

Birgitte Tufte

2003-01-01

239

Folk Media in Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue is dedicated to folk media. Using Indonesia for his case study, Dr. Nat Colletta analyzes traditional culture as a medium for development. Juan Diaz Bordenave expresses doubts about adapting folk media to development objectives; Susan Hostetler and Arthur Gillette report on uses of the theater to promote development objectives; and…

Instructional Technology Report, 1975

1975-01-01

240

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

241

Media Matters in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how a teacher helped transform a K-12 Christian school near Sydney, Australia, from a book-bound media studies program into a hands-on learning experience for students. Various projects allow students to operate advanced equipment, evaluate their own and their peers' work, present research results to the class, and produce live media

Daniels, Kell

1998-01-01

242

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

243

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

244

What Every New Media Specialist Needs to Know: These 10 Tips Can Help Your Career Get off to a Great Start  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's not easy being a media specialist, especially if one is new to the profession or one has switched schools and is suddenly the "new kid on the block." This article offers 10 road-tested tips that will help every new media specialist not only survive, but also "thrive": (1) Learn the curriculum; (2) Document! Document! Document! (3) Smile and…

Corbo, Donna; Sample, Candace

2010-01-01

245

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

246

Cross-media Translation Based on Mental Image Directed Semantic Theory toward More Comprehensible Multimedia Communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computerized intelligent systems should be more human-friendly considering rapid increase of aged societies, floods of multimedia information over the WWW and development of robots for practical use. Even for people without any physical handicap, it is not always easy to communicate with each other comprehensively by limited information media. Not only for the cases between humans but also for humans

Masao Yokota; Daisuke Hironaka

2004-01-01

247

Tantalizing Tidbits for Teens: Quick Booktalks for the Busy High School Library Media Specialist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For busy library media specialists, booktalks are an easy way to tempt reluctant readers and guide frequent readers in finding what they want to read. This collection of over 150 booktalks based on the best-of-the-best award-winning books for grades 9-12, with many taken from the American Library Association and International Reading Association's…

Cox, Ruth E.

248

Children's media use in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores how Indonesian children have integrated media into their daily lives: media ownership at home, media uses, and gratifications sought, are discussed, as is the way in which gender and social-status influence the children–media relationship. Survey data of Jakarta-based children aged 9–15 (N=589) reveal that Indonesian children live in a media saturated environment, with high availability of media

Hendriyani; Ed Hollander; Leen dHaenens; Johannes W. J. Beentjes

2012-01-01

249

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

250

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

251

Attracting the Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The media provide the essential conduit for the mass communication of science. Yet the factors that contribute to a successful media production are not necessarily those regarded as most important by the astronomy researcher. Taking television as the prime example of a medium of mass communication, I examine some of the elements that are involved in the creation of a successful and infl uential astronomy programme. These include persuading the "gatekeepers" who control the media that they should screen a programme on astronomy; choosing a riveting topic; writing an absorbing script; selecting the right human interest; and creating visuals-including graphic sequences-that are compelling to watch.

Henbest, N.

2005-12-01

252

Analysis of fuels via easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

The desorption and ionization of analytes directly from surfaces or natural matrices under ambient conditions has greatly simplified chemical analysis by mass spectrometry. Among the currently available set of such techniques, easy ambient sonic-spray ionization (EASI) is one of the simplest and most easily implemented. Fuels are among the most important and most complex classes of chemical mixtures and a challenge for fast and comprehensive chemical analysis. This review summarizes the applications of EASI-MS for fast, simple and nearly sample-preparation-free analysis of various fuels, focusing in typification, adulteration and quality control. PMID:20103102

Alberici, Rosana M; Simas, Rosineide C; de Souza, Vanderléa; de Sá, Gilberto F; Daroda, Romeu J; Eberlin, Marcos N

2010-02-01

253

Tapping into Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some people learn better through viewing and listening, and some people simply do not like to read. In this society, there seems to be a move away from text, or, at least text as people have defined in the past. Moreover, mobile devices such as laptops, PDAs, and cell phones make video and audio incredibly easy to imbibe. So how do libraries…

Jeske, Michelle

2008-01-01

254

LSD and 9,10-dihydro-LSD analyses in street drug blotter samples via easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS).  

PubMed

Normally, the identification of the LSD drug is performed by forensic laboratories, using the Ehrlich spot test. However, this is a nonspecific analysis. Additionally, the Brazilian Federal Police has identified the presence of a new compound in seized blotters: 9,10-dihydro-LSD, an uncontrolled substance. In this work, easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry in the positive ion mode, EASI(+)-MS, was used to characterize LSD and 9,10-dihydro-LSD compositions directly from the surface of blotters. The presence of LSD in the seized blotter samples were also confirmed via high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detector. In a set of 41 blotters analyzed by EASI(+)-MS, 28 showed positive results for LSD, seven for 9,10-dihydro-LSD, and another six samples showed negative results for both LSD and 9,10-dihydro-LSD. The combination of thin layer chromatography with EASI-MS also demonstrated to be a relatively simple and powerful screening tool for forensic analysis of street drugs. PMID:22880936

Romão, Wanderson; Sabino, Bruno D; Bueno, Maria Izabel M S; Vaz, Boniek G; Júnior, Amadeu C; Maldaner, Adriano O; de Castro, Eustáquio V R; Lordeiro, Rogério A; Nascentes, Clésia C; Eberlin, Marcos N; Augusti, Rodinei

2012-09-01

255

Teaching Media: English Teachers as Media and Technology Critics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the role of media in presenting information to society and emphasizes the need for English teachers to incorporate critical media awareness into education. Four postulations are identified that are at the core of teaching media as a form of textual construction: (1) all media are a construction, which represents conscious and…

Semali, Ladislaus M.

256

System for supplying blasting media to a media blasting system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes a pressure pot system for supplying blasting media under pressure to a pressurized blasting conduit for feeding blasting media to one or more blasting guns, the system including a media storage means and a first and second pressure chambers with means for pressurizing and exhausting the first and second chambers, the media storage means being stacked above

Van Kuiken; L. L. Jr

1988-01-01

257

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

258

Wartime Public Media Censorship.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the conduct of foreign affairs and national defense freedom of the press conflicts with security requirements. There is a need for information security, especially in wartime, requiring prior national planning for voluntary or involuntary public media ...

A. J. Simpson

1971-01-01

259

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.

260

Tissue Preservation Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Tissue preservation media comprising a polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene copolymer are used to preserve tissues and organs for storage and transplantation. In particular embodiments, the polyoxyethylene/polyoxypr- opylene copolymer is Pluronic F68 or FLOCO...

R. A. Steinhardt

2004-01-01

261

Romanian Media in Transition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Romanian media has progressed in only a decade and a half since the fall of Communism. Reporters discuss themes about political reform, the elections, corruption, and even political protest. They critically analyze stories asking the basic questions w...

B. D. Georgiadis

2004-01-01

262

Media Ideas Handbook.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Library and media personnel from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency contributed to this handbook, which provides teaching, administrative, organizational, and management materials applicable to a K-12 school environment. These materials are divide...

J. T. Haack

1981-01-01

263

Cultivation Media for Bacteria  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Common bacteriological culture media (tryptic soy agar, chocolate agar, Thayer-Martin agar, MacConkey agar, eosin-methylene blue agar, hektoen agar, mannitol salt agar, and sheep blood agar) are shown uninoculated and inoculated with bacteria.

American Society For Microbiology;

2009-12-08

264

Metascheduling for continuous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Next-generation distributed systems will support continuous media (digital audio and video) in the same framework as other data. Many applications that use continuous media need guaranteed end-to-end performance (bounds on throughput and delay). To reliably support these requirements, system components such as CPU schedulers, networks, and file systems must offer performance guarantees. A metascheduler coordinates these components, negotiating end-to-end guarantees

David P. Anderson

1993-01-01

265

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

266

MediaCrush  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you want to share any range of media files quickly with friends and others, MediaCrush can be quite useful. Visitors just need to drag and drop their images or URLS into the online box to get started. It's a completely open-source program and visitors don't need to worry about downloading any programs. This version is compatible with all operating systems and users may also wish to look over their "Blog" for helpful updates.

Mediacrush

267

Self-Disinfection and Decontaminating Interior Surfaces Based on Photocatalytic Titania/Easy-Release Coatings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We have demonstrated that easy-release qualities imparted by thin methyl-terminated silane coatings, when combined with catalytic disinfection by titanium dioxide particles embedded in or superficially attached to duct-liner fiberglass surfaces and coated...

R. E. Baier C. M. Izzo P. J. Nicotera

2002-01-01

268

78 FR 73915 - Community Alliance, Inc., Defi Global, Inc., Easy Energy, Inc., Industry Concept Holdings, Inc...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...500-1] Community Alliance, Inc., Defi Global...Easy Energy, Inc., Industry Concept Holdings, Inc...securities of Community Alliance, Inc. because it has...concerning the securities of Industry Concept Holdings,...

2013-12-09

269

Fingerprinting of propolis by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

Chemical profiles of a representative set of 49 propolis ethanolic extracts collected worldwide (North and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) were obtained via easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS). This simple and easily implemented fingerprinting technique analyses directly (without any pre-separation or sample manipulation) a tiny droplet of the ethanolic extract placed on a inert surface under ambient conditions. Data acquisition took about a minute per sample with no substantial sample carry-over. Extraction of propolis with ethanol by using an ultrasonic bath method gave EASI-MS data similar to the traditional maceration method, reducing total analysis time for the crude propolis resin from a week to just ca 1h. Principal component analysis of the EASI-MS data is shown to group samples according to the plant sources of their resins, which characterizes their geographical origin. PMID:20188894

Sawaya, Alexandra C H F; Abdelnur, Patrícia Verardi; Eberlin, Marcos N; Kumazawa, Shigenori; Ahn, Mok-Ryeon; Bang, Keuk-Seung; Nagaraja, Narayanappa; Bankova, Vassya S; Afrouzan, Houshang

2010-04-15

270

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.

271

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

272

EasyTransport : An Effective Navigation and Transportation Guide for Wide Geographic Areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present EasyTransport, a tool that offers effective navigation and\\/or transportation advice to travelers in wide geographic areas. Unlike most existing navigational and transportation advisory systems that utilize predefined paths connecting transition points and produce answers based on static information, EasyTransport uses no precompiled knowledge to generate the respective paths. The tool's underlying algorithm is based on

Maria Fragouli; Alex Delis

2002-01-01

273

The GPS Easy Suite–Matlab code for the GPS newcomer  

Microsoft Academic Search

  \\u000a The Matlab computing environment has become a popular way to perform complex matrix calculations, and to produce sophisticated\\u000a graphics output in a relatively easy manner. Large collections of Matlab scripts are now available for a wide variety of applications\\u000a and are often used for university courses. The GPS Easy Suite is a collection of ten Matlab scripts, or M-files,

Kai Borre

2003-01-01

274

Effects of self-esteem on electrophysiological correlates of easy and difficult math  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study investigated the effects of easy versus difficult math on event-related potentials as a function of self-esteem in 28 undergraduate students. First, it was found that participants responded much more rapidly to an easy task. Second, the amplitude of P2 (150–300 ms) was more positive amplified in low self-esteem participants when compared to high self-esteem participants. Third, the

Juan Yang; Ruifang Zhao; Qinglin Zhang; Jens C. Pruessner

2012-01-01

275

Bureaucratic Corruption and Mass Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the relationship between a bureaucracy and mass media industry, and its implications to corruption. We develop a bureaucratic model of corruption with mass media. A representative profit maximizing media firm seeks for corruption news to be printed and sold. Channels through which competition in media industry and press freedom affect equilibrium corruption in a bureaucracy are modeled.

Suphachol Suphachalasai

2005-01-01

276

Mass media influences on sexuality  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mainstream mass media (television, magazines, movies, music, and the Internet) provide increasingly frequent portrayals of sexuality. We still know relatively little about how this content is used and how it affects sexual beliefs and behaviors. The few available studies suggest that the media do have an impact because the media keep sexual behavior on public and personal agendas, media

Jane D. Brown

2002-01-01

277

Canadian Communication\\/Media Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discussion in this paper examines the influence of Harold Innis' medium theory on contemporary media and communication scholarship in Canada and abroad. The methodological construction of Innis' medium theory comprises several dimensions including: media bias; the exercising of power through the use and control of media; the bias of communication media toward favouring control over space and control through

Robert E. Babe

278

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

279

Media Ecology and Symbolic Interactionism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines Mead's role in media ecological studies and will explore his relationship to media ecology from an interpersonal communication perspective. Included in this discussion are Mead's concepts of self, symbolic interactionism, and the relationship between symbolic interactionism and media ecology. Examples from Internet research are used to illustrate how media ecology can be applied to interpersonal mediated communication

Susan B. Barnes

280

The Media and Election 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of the media and election 2004 is drawn from the author’s Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy(2005) that argues that several convergent trends intersecting U.S. media and politics have seriously undermined U.S. democracy: the corporate control of mainstream media, which biases dominant media toward conservativism and profit; an implosion of information and entertainment and rise of a

Douglas Kellner

2005-01-01

281

Easy Bruising  

MedlinePLUS

... Women's Checkup Pregnancy Checkup Baby Checkup Mens Checkup Stephen J. Schueler, M.D. About Stephen J. Schueler, MD How it Works Testimonials FAQ ... should you do to care for yourself? About Stephen J. Schueler, M.D News Advertising How It ...

282

Easy Bleeding  

MedlinePLUS

... Women's Checkup Pregnancy Checkup Baby Checkup Mens Checkup Stephen J. Schueler, M.D. About Stephen J. Schueler, MD How it Works Testimonials FAQ ... should you do to care for yourself? About Stephen J. Schueler, M.D News Advertising How It ...

283

Holding the News Media Accountable: A Study of Media Reporters and Media Critics in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

The last decade has witnessed a significant, albeit understudied, increase in media reporting and media criticism in the U.S. news media. An exploratory study of leading media reporters and media critics in the United States indicates that these journalists have considerable potential as instruments of media self-regulation. Their impact on other media professionals, however, is partially left unexploited, mainly because

Susanne Fengler

2003-01-01

284

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.

285

Open Media Training Session  

SciTech Connect

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

2010-01-19

286

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.

287

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

288

New Media Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online reference work is a scholarly research tool for the study of new media and related artistic practices. The New Media Encyclopedia, now in the first of two phases, consists of four primary sections: Glossary, Chronological Landmarks, General Bibliography, and Artists & Works. The Artists & Works section is the core of the site, containing brief biographies of new media artists and critical descriptions of their works, which users may view with a RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in. The section currently covers 43 artists and 233 of their works. By the end of the project's second phase, scheduled for late 1999, it will include over 100 artists and 500 works garnered from the collections of the project's three collaborators: the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum Ludwig, and the Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine. Users should note that since the project is still in its initial phase, some portions of the encyclopedia may be under development.

289

Reducing Children's Media Viewing.  

PubMed

This case study evaluates the use of a Restrictive aide and the complementary use of parental mediation techniques to reduce media viewing among children. A family was provided a TV Token Timer, which involved a positive reward in exchange for participating in activities outside of watching television. Media viewing habits decreased from the baseline to the completion of the intervention at week 8 for both children. The parent reported high levels of Instructive mediation and positively evaluated the family's use of the TV Token Timer. PMID:22937402

Clyne, Erin; Jason, Leonard A

2011-01-01

290

Acute otitis media.  

PubMed

One in 4 children will have at least 1 episode of acute otitis media (AOM) by age 10 years. AOM results from infection of fluid that has become trapped in the middle ear. The bacteria that most often cause AOM are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Differentiating AOM from otitis media with effusion (OME) is a critical skill for physicians, as accurate diagnosis will guide appropriate treatment of these conditions. Although fluid is present in the middle ear in both conditions, the fluid is not infected in OME as is seen in AOM patients. PMID:24439877

Dickson, Gretchen

2014-03-01

291

Foreign Media Reaction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Daily Digest of foreign media reaction, prepared Monday through Friday by the United States Information Agency, is a valuable addition to any course that discusses US foreign policy or current events. "Each Digest provides a global round-up of editorial and op-ed reaction to a major foreign policy issue or event. The reports include commentary--sorted by country and region--from major newspapers, magazines and broadcast media around the world." The searchable archive section contains all Daily Digests published since November 1994.

Agency., United S.

1994-01-01

292

Easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry combined with thin-layer chromatography.  

PubMed

On-spot detection and analyte characterization on thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plates is performed via ambient desorption/ionization and (tandem) mass spectrometry detection, that is, via easy ambient sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS). As proof-of-principle cases, mixtures of semipolar nitrogenated compounds as well as pharmaceutical drugs and vegetable oils have been tested. The technique has also been applied to monitor a chemical reaction of synthetic importance. EASI is the simplest and gentlest ambient ionization technique currently available, assisted solely by N2 (or air). It uses no voltages, no electrical discharges; no UV or laser beams, and no high temperature and is most easily implemented in all API mass spectrometers. TLC is also the simplest, fastest, and most easily performed chromatographic technique. TLC plus EASI-MS therefore provide a simple and advantageous combination of chromatographic separation and sensitive detection of the TLC spots as well as on-spot MS or MS/MS characterization. The favorable characteristics of TLC-EASI-MS indicate advantageous applications in several areas such as drug and oil analysis, phytochemistry and synthetic chemistry, forensics via reliable counterfeit detection, and quality control. PMID:18331004

Haddad, Renato; Milagre, Humberto M S; Catharino, Rodrigo Ramos; Eberlin, Marcos N

2008-04-15

293

Efficient stereoscopic contents file format on the basis of ISO base media file format  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A lot of 3D contents haven been widely used for multimedia services, however, real 3D video contents have been adopted for a limited applications such as a specially designed 3D cinema. This is because of the difficulty of capturing real 3D video contents and the limitation of display devices available in a market. However, diverse types of display devices for stereoscopic video contents for real 3D video contents have been recently released in a market. Especially, a mobile phone with a stereoscopic camera has been released in a market, which provides a user as a consumer to have more realistic experiences without glasses, and also, as a content creator to take stereoscopic images or record the stereoscopic video contents. However, a user can only store and display these acquired stereoscopic contents with his/her own devices due to the non-existence of a common file format for these contents. This limitation causes a user not share his/her contents with any other users, which makes it difficult the relevant market to stereoscopic contents is getting expanded. Therefore, this paper proposes the common file format on the basis of ISO base media file format for stereoscopic contents, which enables users to store and exchange pure stereoscopic contents. This technology is also currently under development for an international standard of MPEG as being called as a stereoscopic video application format.

Kim, Kyuheon; Lee, Jangwon; Suh, Doug Young; Park, Gwang Hoon

2009-02-01

294

NASA Blueshift: Mobilizing The Astronomy-Interested Public Through New Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public interest in astronomy content is moving from mere consumption to full interaction. With the introduction of services such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, audiences are eager to engage directly with content - and its creators - in more personal ways. Wikipedia is estimated to represent 100 million hours of accumulated human thought, time spent on research, discussion, and collection of information and ideas. Sites are utilizing this "social surplus" and engaging audiences to spend their free time immersed in collaboration and communication. In 2007, the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center began Blueshift, a podcasting effort to provide listeners with a "backstage pass" to what's happening within the division. After focus group reviews, this effort was re-launched as part of a larger new media effort to share how and why we do science. Each episode is a cornerstone for various means of engagement, including supporting content in blogs and Twitter. We seek to engage listeners as contributors and collaborators, sharing ideas and steering the focus of future content. As we seek to build upon the interest generated during the International Year of Astronomy, we are interested in experimenting with these new forms of interaction and assessing their impacts.

Mitchell, Sara E.; Gibb, M.; Masetti, M.; Nelson, T.; Reddy, F.; Winter, E.

2010-01-01

295

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

296

Implicit Media Knowledge Experiments & Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Implicit Media Knowledge aims to provide relevant information related to visual media without effort. It is based on the analysis of media usage from several users (e.g. a community). Algorithms based on clustering methods that extract relevant information (e.g. tags, taxonomy trees) related to a media from its usage are detailed. To validate our new approach, we propose to apply our concept and algorithms on a specific media use such as the analysis of how multiple users organize their media files. Significant results of two experiments will be highlighted. Perspectives of our work will be finally presented.

Ly, Muy-Chu; Germaneau, Alexis

2011-08-01

297

Thermoplastic media for holographic data storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The growing prevalence of digital technologies has led to increased data generation so that new storage technologies must be developed to handle expanding capacity demand. Holographic data storage is a very promising candidate with the potential to provide ultra-high density data storage. Currently, many teams are developing holographic storage technology, with much of the emphasis on professional archival applications. However, consumer-oriented applications are also growing rapidly and the requirements for these applications are different from those for professional archival storage. In particular, a holographic medium for consumer applications must be simple, cheap, and easy to process. In addition, where content distribution is the intended application, the medium must also be compatible with mastering and replication processes. We present a new holographic medium designed to meet the requirements of consumer oriented applications. The media is based on thermoplastic materials that are modified by the inclusion of photo-chemically active dyes. A series of 0.6 and 1.2 mm thick discs were injection molded and characterized for holographic storage capacity and sensitivity. The first series of samples showed large refractive index modulations of 0.03 but a poor sensitivity of 0.1 cm/J. Analysis of the data showed that the low sensitivity limited the usable capacity of the media to M/# values of ~1. A new series of dyes were synthesized with optimized efficiency and injection molded in 1.2 mm substrates. These substrates demonstrated comparable usable capacity but with significantly increased sensitivities. The results of the measurements of the injection-molded thermoplastic media are presented.

Shi, Xiaolei; Lawrence, Brian; Dubois, Marc; Boden, Eugene P.; Erben, Christoph; Longley, Kathryn L.; Nielsen, Matthew C.

2005-09-01

298

Comparison of dyes for easy detection of extracellular cellulases in fungi.  

PubMed

To evaluate which dye is effective in a plate assay for detecting extracellular cellulase activity produced by fungi, four chromogenic dyes including remazol brilliant blue, phenol red, congo red, and tryphan blue, were compared using chromagenic media. For the comparison, 19 fungal species belonging to three phyla, ascomycota, basidiomycota, and zygomycota were inoculated onto yeast nitrogen-based media containing different carbon substrates such as cellulose (carboxylmethyl and avicel types) and cellobiose labeled with each of the four dyes. Overall, the formation of clear zone on agar media resulting from the degradation of the substrates by the enzymes secreted from the test fungi was most apparent with media containing congo red. The detection frequency of cellulase activity was also most high on congo red-supplemented media. The results of this study showed that congo red is better dye than other three dyes in a plate assay for fungal enzyme detection. PMID:24015063

Yoon, Ji Hwan; Park, Ji Eun; Suh, Dong Yeon; Hong, Seung Beom; Ko, Seung Ju; Kim, Seong Hwan

2007-03-01

299

Induced easy-axis reorientation in Ni/Pd multilayers upon Ar sputtering pressure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have studied the easy-axis reorientation of Ni/Pd multilayer with varying Ar sputtering pressure. All the Ni/Pd multilayers prepared by dc-magnetron sputtering at an Ar sputtering pressure of 2 mTorr show in-plane magnetic anisotropy. However, room-temperature perpendicular magnetic anisotropy was observed in Ni/Pd multilayers prepared at an Ar sputtering pressure of 7 mTorr. To understand the origin of the easy-axis reorientation from in-plane to out-of-plane with varying the sputtering pressure, the magnetoelastic anisotropy was quantitatively determined from delicate in situ stress and ex situ magnetostriction coefficient measurements. We have found that the observed easy-axis reorientation was ascribed to the enhancements of the surface anisotropy as well as the magnetoelastic anisotropy with increasing Ar sputtering pressure.

Jeong, Jong-Ryul; Shin, Sung-Chul

2000-05-01

300

EasyKSORD: A Platform of Keyword Search Over Relational Databases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Keyword Search Over Relational Databases (KSORD) enables casual users to use keyword queries (a set of keywords) to search relational databases just like searching the Web, without any knowledge of the database schema or any need of writing SQL queries. Based on our previous work, we design and implement a novel KSORD platform named EasyKSORD for users and system administrators to use and manage different KSORD systems in a novel and simple manner. EasyKSORD supports advanced queries, efficient data-graph-based search engines, multiform result presentations, and system logging and analysis. Through EasyKSORD, users can search relational databases easily and read search results conveniently, and system administrators can easily monitor and analyze the operations of KSORD and manage KSORD systems much better.

Peng, Zhaohui; Li, Jing; Wang, Shan

301

Molecularly imprinted polymers as analyte sequesters and selective surfaces for easy ambient sonic-spray ionization.  

PubMed

The use of a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) as a selective surface for ambient mass spectrometry is demonstrated. The MIP is used to sequester target analytes from urine and easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS) is shown to be able to efficiently desorb the analytes from the MIP surface and then transfer them in protonated forms to the gas phase for MS analysis. A set of five phenothiazines (chlorpromazine, perphenazine, triflupromazine, thioridazine and prochlorperazine) were chosen from a proof-of-principle class of drug samples. A chlorpromazine-imprinted methacrylic polymer was synthesized and used to prepare a MIP probe. The MIP-EASI-MS technique using acidified methanol as solvent has been shown to allow quantification of all five drugs in urine with LOQ of ca. 1 micromol L(-1). PMID:20309446

Figueiredo, Eduardo Costa; Sanvido, Gustavo Braga; Arruda, Marco Aurélio Zezzi; Eberlin, Marcos Nogueira

2010-04-01

302

Thermal transfer recording media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recording media consist of more than or one coloring layer and a layer containing a flame retardant to ensure noncombustibility and good thermal transfer. Thus, a PET film was coated on a side with a compound containing Vylon 290 (polyester resin), AFR-1021 (decabromodiphenyl oxide) 8 and Polysafe 60 (Sb oxide), and coated on the other side with a compound

T. Takei; M. Taniguchi; H. Fukushima; Y. Yamaguchi; M. Shinozuka; K. K. Suwa Seikohsha

1988-01-01

303

Thermal Transfer Recording Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The recording media consist of more than or one coloring layer and a layer containing a flame retardant to ensure noncombustibility and good thermal transfer. Thus, a PET film was coated on a side with a compound containing Vylon 290 (polyester resin), AF...

T. Takei M. Taniguchi H. Fukushima Y. Yamaguchi M. Shinozuka

1988-01-01

304

A Continuous Media Player  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and implementation of a continuous media player for Unix work- stations is described. The player can play synchronized digital video and audio read from a file server. The system architecture and results of preliminary performance ex- periments are presented.

Lawrence A. Rowe; Brian C. Smith

1992-01-01

305

School Media Centres.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern educational programs stress individualized learning. Such programs place less emphasis on prescribed texts and more emphasis on learning from a variety of resources suited to the interests and learning abilities of the individual. Thus, these programs require an abundance of readily available learning materials. The school media center,…

Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.

306

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

307

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.

308

Waves in inhomogeneous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this thesis we study wave propagation in inhomogeneous media. Examples of the classical (massless) waves we consider are acoustic waves (sound) and electromagnetic waves (light, for example). Interaction with inhomogeneities embedded in a reference medium alter the propagation direction, velocity and amplitude of waves. We describe the properties of these (multiple) scattering processes to answer some questions in the

S. Gerritsen

2007-01-01

309

Reflections on Two Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Video is a very new medium; painting a very ancient one. This fact inevitably creates a great difference in the two, but not nearly so great as the confusion of this moment makes it seem. In an effort to reconcile the two media four concerns--naturalism, surface, a respect for the properties of the medium, and motion--appear to be important. These…

Gwin, William

310

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

311

Fundamentals of Media Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media theory is a new branch of discrete applied mathematics originally developed in mid-nineties to deal with stochastic evolution of preference relations in political science and mathematical psychology. The theory focuses on a particular semigroup of 'messages' acting as transformations of a set of 'states', called a 'medium', whose axioms are both strong and natural. The term 'medium' stems from

Sergei Ovchinnikov

2007-01-01

312

Fundamentals of media theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media theory is a new branch of discrete applied mathematics originally developed in mid-nineties to deal with stochastic evolution of preference relations in political science and mathematical psychology. The theory focuses on a particular semigroup of `messages' acting as transformations of a set of `states', called a `medium', whose axioms are both strong and natural. The term `medium' stems from

Sergei Ovchinnikov

2006-01-01

313

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

314

Media and Risky Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Liliana Escobar-Chaves and Craig Anderson investigate two important trends among American youth and examine the extent to which the two trends might be related. First, the authors note that U.S. youth are spending increasing amounts of time using electronic media, with the average American youngster now spending one-third of each day with some…

Escobar-Chaves, Soledad Liliana; Anderson, Craig A.

2008-01-01

315

Teenagers Evaluating Modern Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a process to prepare 10th-grade students to generate clear and thoughtful critiques of work in six nonprint media categories; movies, television shows, audio recordings, music videos, live performances, and computer programs. Provides detailed questions for student analysis of each. (SR)

Brooks, James

1998-01-01

316

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.

2006-12-01

317

Media Ideas Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library and media personnel from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency contributed to this handbook, which provides teaching, administrative, organizational, and management materials applicable to a K-12 school environment. These materials are divided into such categories as literature, storytime, promotions, equipment operation and usage,…

Haack, John T., Comp.

318

Accounting in the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction and overview of the various papers in this special issue. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This takes the form of a discussion paper that explores a number of issues relating to accounting in the media. Findings – The paper describes a variety of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches used in the

Grant Samkin

2010-01-01

319

Library Media Services Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1991 edition of the handbook for Winnipeg School Division Number 1 school library media programs presents detailed program guidelines, objectives, philosophies, and goals in five major sections: (1) Library Policy and Practices (statement of the division's educational philosophy and goals, philosophy and goals of the division's library…

Winnipeg School Div. Number 1, Manitoba (Canada).

320

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

321

Periscopic media tour  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Over a two-month period, the editor of this media review has searched worldwide for the most interesting and useful articles, blogs and books on the topic of strategic management. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In addition to his own finds, the editor sorted through suggestions by a team of veteran top managers and senior academics. Findings – The result is a

Craig Henry

2007-01-01

322

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.

323

Media: A Pocket Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An attempt has been made to provide a concise but comprehensive guide to instructional media for instructors, students, and teachers. Topics covered include audio learning systems, overhead projection, opaque projection, slide and filmstrip projection, projection surfaces, chalkboards and markboards, graphics, models, duplicating, motion pictures,…

Arrasjid, Harun; Arrasjid, Dorine Audrey

324

UNESCO's Mass Media Declaration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the text of the declaration of fundamental principles concerning the contribution of the mass media to strengthening peace and international understanding, promoting human rights, and countering racialism, apartheid and incitement to war. Adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November 1978. (JMF)

Journal of Communication, 1979

1979-01-01

325

Evaluation of Media Selection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of this study were to survey state-of-the-art media selection methodologies, to evaluate the techniques currently being applied to naval air training programs, and to present three of the techniques to the Naval Air Systems Command (NASC), ...

H. D. Kribs L. J. Mark

1982-01-01

326

Easy slip-knot: a new simple tying technique for deep sutures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Knot-tying in the deep operative field is very complicated because of the narrow working space during endoscopic transsphenoidal\\u000a surgery. We present a novel technique for tying deep knots called the “easy slip-knot,” which was developed from a knot used\\u000a to tie fishing lines.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Method  After threading the dura, an easy slip-knot is made outside the nostril. One end of the string

Yudo Ishii; Shigeyuki Tahara; Kenichi Oyama; Takayuki Kitamura; Akira Teramoto

2011-01-01

327

Chinese Media in Perspective and Analyzing Vectors of Media Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues that media in China today enjoys greater leeway for independent expression than popularly perceived outside that country, and analyzes vectors responsible for this transformation. It discusses Western and Chinese media models and deconstructs the view that while the West provides for free press, media in China provides no room for independent, anti-hegemonic thought streams. It establishes that

Jaibal Naduvath

2009-01-01

328

MMM2: mobile media metadata for media sharing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cameraphones are rapidly becoming a global platform for everyday digital imaging especially for networked sharing of media from mobile devices. However, their constrained user interfaces and the current network and application infrastructure encumber the basic tasks of transferring, finding, and sharing captured media. We have deployed a prototype context-aware cameraphone application for mobile media sharing (MMM2) that aims to overcome

Marc Davis; Nancy A. Van House; Jeffrey Towle; Simon King; Shane Ahern; Carrie Burgener; Dan Perkel; Megan Finn; Vijay Viswanathan; Matthew Rothenberg; Scott Fisher; Nick Reid

2005-01-01

329

Interactive MultiMedia and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic information formats such as optical media or multi-media used in colleges and universities present challenges for academic library policy makers. Some policy areas that should be considered for electronic and interactive formats are familiar and some are new. This paper describes areas of policy and decision points for services involving new and emerging formats such as hypermedia, interactive multi-media

Lorre Smith

1992-01-01

330

Vision for the Net Generation Media Specialist. Media Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author talks about the net generation (NG) of learners and how the net generation media specialist could help students in their needs. The NG media specialist creates a program that serves students who are diverse economically, culturally, and academically. Thus, if the NG media specialist provides resources, facilities, and…

Johnson, Doug

2006-01-01

331

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

332

Globalization of the Mass Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Report examines U.S. communications policies in light of the increasingly global nature of the electronic mass media. Mass media firms -- which produce films, video and radio programming, and recorded music -- are dramatically expanding foreign direct...

1993-01-01

333

Social Media and the Army.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Social media has had an undeniable effect on the way we live, work, and communicate throughout the world. Military leaders are recognizing the importance of social media and taking steps to incorporate change into their organizational cultures. This is pa...

C. Perry

2010-01-01

334

Composite Media for Ion Processing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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)...

N. R. Mann D. J. Wood T. A. Todd F. Sebesta

2005-01-01

335

Structural and magnetic properties of a core-shell type L10 FePt/Fe exchange coupled nanocomposite with tilted easy axis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Structural and magnetic properties of core-shell type L10 FePt/Fe exchange coupled nanocomposites are studied systematically. Core-shell nanocomposites with FePt core and Fe shell are obtained by depositing Fe cap layers on granular L10 FePt films. Epitaxial growth is disclosed by x-ray diffraction. Coercivity decreases drastically for FePt/Fe with the thickness increase of Fe cap layers. The coercivity reduction is due to the much increased domain wall area pinned and compressed at the soft-hard interface, and the tilted effective easy axis because of the presence of demagnetized energy. L10 FePt/Fe with a 3 nm Fe layer has high thermal stability and gain factor for media applications.

Ma, Bin; Wang, Hao; Zhao, Haibao; Sun, Chengjun; Acharya, Ramamurthy; Wang, Jian-Ping

2011-04-01

336

Fabrication of Patterned Magnetic Nanomaterials for Data Storage Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Patterned media (PM) for magnetic information storage have received increased attention in recent years as the primary candidate for 1 Terabit/in2 or higher recording density for computer hard disk drives. A PM consists of a periodic array of well-defined magnetic islands, each of which can store one bit of data. In the simplest scheme, the structures could be magnetic pillars and dots with a single easy axis of magnetization. The direction of detected magnetization by the read/write head is interpreted as a binary signal 1 or 0. Some of the main technical issues in the PM include the difficulty in fabricating small nanoisland arrays in a periodic fashion over large areas, reliability/reproducibility of magnetic bit characteristics, as well as wear and head flyability issues associated with the media surface roughness, and processing cost. This article deals with a recent investigation of various fabrication approaches, nanostructural features, and magnetic properties for the bit PM.

Choi, Chulmin; Noh, Kunbae; Kuru, Cihan; Chen, Li-Han; Seong, Tae-Yeon; Jin, Sungho

2012-10-01

337

Tracing Audiences and New Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The historical progression of audience research has almost always been inextricably linked to the advancement of media technologies. From the large screen spectacle of cinema complexes, to the privacy of television boxes, the intimacy of portable media devices to the personalised experiences of the internet , the way in which audiences interact and relate to media products, often in a

Celia Lam

338

Laser imaging through scattering media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this contribution, new paradigms of laser interaction and imaging through scattering media are presented. Specifically, the imaging potential of efficient optical polarimetric techniques, for active imaging through scattering media has been studied. The depolarization of backscattered polarized laser light, based on the Mueller-matrices formalism, has been investigated. The experimental results indicates clearly that, scattered photons from disperse media maintain

G. C. Giakos; A. Molhokar; A. Orozco; V. Kumar; S. Sumrain; D. Mehta; A. Maniyedath; N. Ojha; A. Medithe

2004-01-01

339

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.

340

REPORT ON UNDERSTANDING NEW MEDIA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

IN TYPICAL MCLUHAN STYLE, THE AUTHOR OF THIS WORKING PAPER TRACES HISTORICAL-CULTURAL TRANSITIONS FROM PHONETIC ALPHABET TECHNOLOGY TO MEDIA OF THE NEW ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY. THESE MEDIA ARE VIEWED AS EXTENSIONS OF MAN'S SENSES, AND AS LANGUAGES THEMSELVES, WHOSE ONLY CONTENT ARE OTHER MEDIA. EACH MEDIUM (E.G. SPEECH, WRITING, PRINT, PHOTOGRAPHY,…

MCLUHAN, MARSHALL

341

Social media basics for orthodontists.  

PubMed

One of the most common buzz words in today's online world is "social media." This article defines social media, explains why it is important to practicing orthodontists, and provides information about how doctors can incorporate it into their practices. Five of the most useful social media tools are described in detail, outlining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks inherent in each. PMID:22464534

Jorgensen, Greg

2012-04-01

342

Rhetoric, reality, and mass media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mass media's capacity to create reality senes as the stimuli for rhetorical responses. Two categories of rhetorical activity are directly attributable to the influence of mass media: (1) that exacted by defects and problems in reality as it is created and shaped by media and (2) that exacted by sheer awareness on the part of the spokesmen and audiences

David M. Berg

1972-01-01

343

Creativity in Teaching Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Media literacy is a topic that is being addressed globally as greater numbers of people become aware of the need to teach audience members how they are influenced by the media. Here, two of its broad categories - captive and voluntary - are identified. Examples of media literacy programs in Canada and Australia are also presented to illustrate the…

Covington, William G., Jr.

2004-01-01

344

Diffusion in anisotropic porous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental system was constructed in order to measure the two distinct components of the effective diffusivity tensor in transversely isotropic, unconsolidated porous media. Measurements were made for porous media consisting of glass spheres, mica particles, and disks made from mylar sheets. Both the particle geometry and the void fraction of the porous media were determined experimentally, and theoretical calculations

Jin-Hwan Kim; J. Alberto Ochoa; Stephen Whitaker

1987-01-01

345

Must Early Life Be Easy? The Rhythm of Major Evolutionary Transitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

If we are not to conclude that most planets like Earth have evolved life as intelligent as we are, we must presume Earth is not random. This selection effect, however, also implies that the origin of life need not be as easy as the early appearance of life on Earth suggests. If a series of major evolutionary transitions were required

Robin Hanson

346

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

347

EasyEnglishAnalyzer: Taking Controlled Language from Sentence to Discourse Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Controlled Language checking has traditionally been applied largely on a sentence level by placing restrictions on permissible vocabulary and permissible syntactic con- structions, including proper punctuation. Only little attention has been paid to doc- ument or discourse level checking. In this paper, we report on work on EasyEnglish- Analyzer to handle certain discourse and document level checks. This work helps

Arendse Bernth

348

Chapter 1 in Three Easy Steps: A Manual for Rural Chapter 1 Teachers and Coordinators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to help rural Chapter 1 program staff effectively run their programs. Upon reviewing the history of the Chapter 1 legislation and program, the document stresses program design, evaluation, and improvement as three easy ways to understanding the Chapter 1 program. Program design should determine the district eligibility for…

Kalkowski, Page; And Others

349

Long-Term Effectiveness of the SpeechEasy Fluency-Enhancement Device  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SpeechEasy has been found to be an effective device for reduction of stuttering frequency for many people who stutter (PWS); published studies typically have compared stuttering reduction at initial fitting of the device to results achieved up to one year later. This study examines long-term effectiveness by examining whether effects of the…

Gallop, Ronald F.; Runyan, Charles M.

2012-01-01

350

Easy Access to Firearms: Juveniles' Risks for Violent Offending and Violent Victimization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Keeping firearms at home may increase personal safety but it may also increase the risk of injury. This study uses data from three waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to assess the extent to which adolescents' easy access to firearms at home increases the risk of violent offending and violent victimization. Access to…

Ruback, R. Barry; Shaffer, Jennifer N.; Clark, Valerie A.

2011-01-01

351

Hey! Somebody Read to Me! Ten Easy Ways to Include Reading Every Day. Family Ties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If a child does not learn to read in the early grades, there are few opportunities for them to catch up. Therefore, the extent of a child's exposure to reading before the early school years is not only important, but critical. In this column, the author suggests ten easy ways to make reading a part of every young child's day: (1) Read and reread…

Ulmen, Marie Christine

2005-01-01

352

American History Time Lines. Grades 4-8. Big, Reproducible, Easy-To-Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource is designed to enhance learning about topics in United States history. The reproducible time lines are easy to use and is designed to encourage students to research other dates and events of the era under study. Suggestions are given for classroom use. The introduction has instructional subjects, such as: "12 Great Ways To Use These…

Buckley, Susan Washburn

353

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 2. Technical Report #1201  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the second-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Lai, Cheng-Fei; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

354

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 3. Technical Report #1202  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the third-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Lai, Cheng-Fei; Irvin, P. Shawn; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

355

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 7. Technical Report #1206  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the seventh-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

356

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 6. Technical Report #1205  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the sixth-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

357

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 5. Technical Report #1204  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the fifth-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Irvin, P. Shawn; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

358

Analyzing the Reliability of the easyCBM Reading Comprehension Measures: Grade 4. Technical Report #1203  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a reliability study of the fourth-grade multiple choice reading comprehension measures available on the easyCBM learning system conducted in the spring of 2011. Analyses include split-half reliability, alternate form reliability, person and item reliability as derived from Rasch analysis,…

Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

359

Investigation of nanostructured platinum based membrane electrode assemblies in “EasyTest” cell  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a novel electrochemical test cell for fast screening and optimisation of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) used in the hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolysers, called an “EasyTest” cell. The principle and the experimental possibilities of the cell are demonstrated in a study on the properties of nanostructured platinum films as electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation and generation. Platinum

I. Radev; E. Slavcheva; E. Budevski

2007-01-01

360

Experimental validation of the “ EasyTest Cell” operational principle for autonomous MEA characterization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents the experimental validation of the “EasyTest Cell” operational principle via comparative electrochemical tests on MEAs carried out in three types of electrochemical hydrogen energy conversion (EHEC) testing cells: conventional polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) and polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWE), properly equipped with all the required auxiliaries (products conditioning and supplying, reagents removal, etc.), and

I. Radev; G. Topalov; E. Slavcheva; E. Lefterova; G. Tsotridis; U. Schnakenberg

2010-01-01

361

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

362

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

363

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

364

Camera Calibration: A Quick and Easy Way to Determine the Scale Factor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author presents a quick and easy solution to the camera calibration problem of finding the scale factor that arises because of a difference between the scanning frequency of the camera sensor plane and the scanning frequency of the image capture board frame buffer. The method presented is based on the observation that the scale factor is related to the

Michael A. Penna

1991-01-01

365

EFFECT OF BORON AND CALCIUM ON GROWTH AND QUALITY OF ‘EASY LOVER’ CUT ROSE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was conducted to determine the effects of boron (B) and calcium (Ca) treatments on growth, quality, and mineral concentration of ‘Easy Lover’ rose grown in soilless culture. The experiment was arranged in a factorial based on a randomized complete block design with four replications. Treatments were consisted three levels of B (25, 50 and 75 ?M) and three

Mahboobeh Shams; Nematollah Etemadi; Bahram Baninasab; Ali Akbar Ramin; Amir Hossein Khoshgoftarmanesh

2012-01-01

366

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

367

The Effect of SpeechEasy on Stuttering Frequency, Speech Rate, and Speech Naturalness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency, stuttering severity self-ratings, speech rate, and speech naturalness for 31 adults who stutter were examined. Speech measures were compared for samples obtained with and without the device in place in a dispensing setting. Mean stuttering frequencies were reduced by 79% and 61% for the device…

Armson, Joy; Kiefte, Michael

2008-01-01

368

The Media Specialists in Exceptional Child Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A media specialist must refine and adapt his techniques to specialty areas to be effective in a research program. This article presents guidelines for media program developments which are applicable to all media forms. Considerations for the media present...

S. H. Weinstein P. L. Enchelmayer

1977-01-01

369

Annenberg Media Interactives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Annenberg Media Projects Learner Online site in 1997 added a section of online exhibits, an extension of its educational multi-media collection. The first exhibit, The Middle Ages, portrays every day life in Medieval times and contains sections on religion, homes, clothing, health, arts, and town life. Each section provides a short essay and links to related sites, and may also offer an interactive quiz or activity. This is the first of what is to be a series of monthly exhibits aimed at K-12 students and other interested users. Learners of all ages can consult Learner Online for information on Annenberg/CPB projects and can also visit a video preview room (RealPlayer or VDOLive), and consult a guide to math and science reform, and SAMI (Science and Math Initiatives), a "clearinghouse of resources, funding, and curriculum for... math and science teachers."

1997-01-01

370

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.

371

The Sociable Media Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located at MIT, the Sociable Media Group is interested in questions concerning society and identity in the networked world. Some of the group's research questions include: How do we perceive other people on-line?, What does a virtual world look like?, and How do social conventions develop in the networked world? Visitors can learn about the most recent research projects, along with taking a look at the thought provoking blog. As with most research institutes or think-tanks, the Sociable Media group has seen fit to put a number of its working papers on the site for general consideration. The papers include such titles as, "Scale, Form, and Time: Creating Connected Sociable Spaces" and "A Semantic Approach to Visualizing Online Conversations."

372

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

373

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.

1997-01-01

374

Media Literacy: 21st Century Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media, for better or worse, deliver the news and the gossip; they entertain, educate and inform. The media have not always been in American classrooms. Yes, teachers teach with media, but rarely do they teach "about" the media. It's called media literacy. Most students are not receiving adequate media literacy instruction, mostly because their…

Baker, Frank W.

2011-01-01

375

Skills and Strategies for Media Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To thrive in our media-saturated culture, children must become media literate and learn five lessons: media messages are constructed by a few for the many; constructions involve creative languages; different people experience the same media message differently; media are primarily profit-driven businesses; and media have embedded values and…

Thoman, Elizabeth

1999-01-01

376

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

377

Ring head and single pole head recording performance on 3D random SOMA media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Currently, self-organized magnetic array (SOMA) is a non-oriented media, with randomly distributed easy axis directions. We investigate the recording performance of SOMA under two different head types—Ring Head (RH) and single pole head (SPH). Our results show an interesting dependence of the recorded transition pattern on the field strength of RH, where a weak RH field generates longitudinal transition pattern and a strong RH field generates a perpendicular transition pattern in the media. The SPH only generates perpendicular transition patterns and has a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) than that of the RH.

Xiao, Peiying; Yuan, Zhimin; Lee, Hwee Kuan; Guo, Guoxiao

2006-08-01

378

Fabric softeners: nearly instantaneous characterization and quality control of cationic surfactants by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

A tiny droplet of typical samples of fabric softeners from different commercial brands placed on a smooth paper surface was subjected to easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS). With no need for sample-preparation or pre-separation procedures, EASI-MS and EASI-MS/MS identify nearly instantaneously the main surfactants and the homologous series employed in their formulations. Adulterated and low quality samples containing no or less efficient softeners are also easily recognized. PMID:19127530

Saraiva, Sérgio A; Abdelnur, Patrícia V; Catharino, Rodrigo R; Nunes, George; Eberlin, Marcos N

2009-02-01

379

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

380

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 10-9 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; Deng, Ning

2013-12-01

381

Easy fabrication of thin membranes with through holes. Application to protein patterning.  

PubMed

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 cm(2). 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

Masters, Thomas; Engl, Wilfried; Weng, Zhe L; Arasi, Bakya; Gauthier, Nils; Viasnoff, Virgile

2012-01-01

382

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.

Arasi, Bakya; Gauthier, Nils; Viasnoff, Virgile

2012-01-01

383

Simple and easy DNA mapping method using peptide nucleic acid (PNA) tagging.  

PubMed

In this paper, we introduce a simple and easy DNA mapping method using peptide nucleic acid (PNA) on glass cover-slips based on optical detection. PNA and glass cover-slips were used as easy tagging and stretching method, separately. The PNA can be invaded lambda (A) DNA at the sequences we wished to tag without any additional materials. Alexa-488 fluorophore-conjugated PNA was designed to invade at four sites (sequence: AAGAAGAA) of lambda DNA with robust and exact binding. Fluorophore tagged lambda DNA was stretched in electrical layer coated glass cover-slips. The lambda DNA was stretched as 9.2 um in length. It is approximately 60% of theoretical length of lambda DNA and sufficient length to promise optical resolution. The sites of desired sequence tagged by PNA were well detected in stretched lambda DNA. PMID:24745250

Kim, J; Park, J H; Lee, S; Shin, H J

2014-03-01

384

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

385

StreamingMediaLand.com: Resources for Streaming Media Professionals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Streaming media is one of the dominant technologies on the Internet for viewing digital audio and video. Debuting about a year and a half ago, Streaming Media Land has many features covering this important topic. People working in information technology will benefit from industry coverage, white papers, and technology and protocol descriptions. Links to streaming media news and organizations are also given. Users of streaming media and related technologies will find information about bandwidths for a variety of connection and transmission types, as well as market data and projections.

2000-01-01

386

Thermal transfer recording media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The recording media consist of more than or one coloring layer and a layer containing a flame retardant to ensure noncombustibility and good thermal transfer. Thus, a PET film was coated on a side with a compound containing Vylon 290 (polyester resin), AFR-1021 (decabromodiphenyl oxide) 8 and Polysafe 60 (Sb oxide), and coated on the other side with a compound containing carnauba wax, HNP-9 (paraffin wax), EV-410 (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer), and Cu phthalocyanine to give a thermal transfer recording medium which showed good noncombustibility and antiblocking properties, and provided high quality images.

Takei, T.; Taniguchi, M.; Fukushima, H.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Shinozuka, M.; Seikohsha, K. K. Suwa

1988-08-01

387

Outreach using the media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Outreach is the best way to carry out informal astronomy education during a person's life. Astronomy is such an attractive and evolving discipline that people of all age levels are usually attracted to it in spite of feeling threatened by the apparent difficulty of science. During my presentation I shall address the importance of astronomical popularization. I shall mention fundraising for its diffusion employing radio and television programs. Simple demonstrations will also be included. I will also remind members of Commission 46 that 2009 might become the Year of Astronomy and mass media are an ideal way for astronomical outreach projects.

Fierro, J.

2006-08-01

388

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

389

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

390

Simulations and study of electrochemical hydrogen energy conversion in EasyTest Cell  

Microsoft Academic Search

An EasyTest Cell concept is applied to study the performance characteristics of the electrochemical processor for polymer electrolyte membrane electrochemical hydrogen energy converters (PEM EHEC), broadly known as a membrane electrode assembly (MEA). A series of MEAs consisting of Nafion 117 polymer electrolyte and magnetron sputtered Pt, IrOx, and composite IrOx\\/Pt\\/IrOx catalysts with varying catalytic loadings were investigated. The partial

I. Radev; E. Slavcheva; E. Budevski; U. Schnakenberg

2009-01-01

391

Proton conductivity measurements of PEM performed in EasyTest Cell  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents dc measurements of proton exchange membranes (PEMs) as an integral part of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) performed in a novel EasyTest Cell testing device. Depending on their operating temperature PEMs are divided in two groups. The commercial Nafion membranes (Alfa Aesar) as well as the self-prepared interpenetrating network of poly(acrylamidepropylsulfonic acid) and poly(acrylamide) (PAMPS–PAM), and Nafion

I. Radev; G. Georgiev; V. Sinigersky; E. Slavcheva

2008-01-01

392

Vortex motion in a finite-size easy-plane ferromagnet and application to a nanodot  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the motion of a nonplanar vortex in a circular easy-plane ferromagnet, which imitates a magnetic nanodot. Analysis was done using numerical simulations and a new collective variable theory which includes the coupling of Goldstone-like mode with the vortex center. Without magnetic field the vortex follows a spiral orbit which we calculate. When a rotating in-plane magnetic field is

Denis D. Sheka; Juan P. Zagorodny; Jean-Guy Caputo; Yuri Gaididei; Franz G. Mertens

2005-01-01

393

Stabilization of Long-Range Magnetic Order in 2D Easy-Plane Antiferromagnets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We show that in the case of literally two-dimensional easy-plane antiferromagnets with an additional Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction the stabilization of long-range magnetic order at finite temperature and changes in the nature of magnetic phase transitions are due to the long-range character of the dipolar interactions. The results are compared with experimental data for literally two-dimensional magnets like the manganese stearate Mn(C18H35O2)2.

Boris A. Ivanov; Elena V. Tartakovskaya

1996-01-01

394

Multifunctional high-reflective and antireflective layer systems with easy-to-clean properties  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-reflective (HR) and even more antireflective (AR) layer systems are in use for widespread applications. Multifunctional layer systems providing high optical functionality with an easy-to-clean or a self-cleaning behaviour would be preferable for many applications to avoid soiling of the surface. In this paper, the feasibility of fabrication by highly productive pulse magnetron sputtering in an in-line coating plant is

D. Glos; P. Frach; C. Gottfried; S. Klinkenberg; J.-S. Liebig; W. Hentsch; H. Liepack; M. Krug

2008-01-01

395

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

396

Easy-to-read informed consent forms for hematopoietic cell transplantation clinical trials.  

PubMed

Informed consent is essential to ethical research and is requisite to participation in clinical research. Yet most hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) informed consent forms (ICFs) are written at reading levels that are above the ability of the average person in the United States (U.S.). The recent development of ICF templates by the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute have not resulted in increased patient comprehension of information. Barriers to creating Easy-to-Read ICFs that meet U.S. federal requirements and pass institutional review board (IRB) review are the result of multiple interconnected factors. The Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) formed an ad hoc review team to address concerns regarding the overall readability and length of ICFs used for BMT CTN trials. This paper summarizes recommendations of the review team for the development and formatting of Easy-to-Read ICFs for HCT multicenter clinical trials, the most novel of which is the use of a 2-column format. These recommendations intend to guide the ICF writing process, simplify local IRB review of the ICF, enhance patient comprehension, and improve patient satisfaction. The BMT CTN plans to evaluate the impact of the Easy-to-Read format compared with the traditional format on the informed consent process. PMID:21806948

Denzen, Ellen M; Santibáñez, Martha E Burton; Moore, Heather; Foley, Amy; Gersten, Iris D; Gurgol, Cathy; Majhail, Navneet S; Spellecy, Ryan; Horowitz, Mary M; Murphy, Elizabeth A

2012-02-01

397

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

398

Suppression of quantum tunneling for all spins for easy-axis systems  

SciTech Connect

The semiclassical limit of quantum spin systems corresponds to a dynamical Lagrangian which contains the usual kinetic energy, the couplings and interactions of the spins, and an additional, first-order kinematical term which corresponds to the Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW) term for the spin degree of freedom. It was shown that in the case of the kinetic dynamics determined only by the WZNW term, half-odd integer spin systems show a lack of tunneling phenomena, whereas integer spin systems are subject to it in the case of potentials with easy-plane easy-axis symmetry. Here we prove for the theory with a normal quadratic kinetic term of arbitrary strength or the first-order theory with azimuthal symmetry (which is equivalently the so-called easy-axis situation), that the tunneling is in fact suppressed for all nonzero values of spin. This model exemplifies the concept that in the presence of complex Euclidean action, it is necessary to use the ensuing complex critical points in order to define the quantum (perturbation) theory. In the present example, if we do not do so, exactly the opposite, erroneous conclusion that the tunneling is unsuppressed for all spins, is reached.

Khare, Avinash [Institute of Physics, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751005 (India); Paranjape, M. B. [Groupe de physique des particules, Departement de physique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succursale centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7 (Canada); Center for Quantum Space-time, Department of Physics, Sogang University, Shinsu-dong 1, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2011-05-01

399

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 ...

Schultz, Ms.

2007-03-26

400

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.

401

Forces in nonlinear media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I investigate the properties of forces on bodies in theories governed by the generalized Poisson equation ?(|?| /a0)?] ? G?, for the potential ? produced by a distribution of sources ?. This equation describes, inter alia, media with a response coefficient, ?, 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 are 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, -g0, is shown to be F = Qg0, where Q is the total effective charge of the body. The corollary Q = 0 ? F = 0 is a generalization of d'Alembert's paradox. I show that for G > 0 (as in Newtonian gravity) two point charges of the same (opposite) sign still attract (repel). The opposite is true for G < 0. I discuss its generalization to extended bodies and derive virial relations.

Milgrom, Mordehai

2002-02-01

402

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

403

Outlooks on Children and Media: Child Rights, Media Trends, Media Research, Media Literacy, Child Participation, Declarations. Children and Media Violence Yearbook, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on media literacy, this yearbook compiles information on recent and current trends in media effects, including research on children and media, declarations related to the area, and a selection of relevant organizations and Web sites. The report first delineates children's rights as stipulated in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the…

von Feilitzen, Cecilia; Bucht, Catharina

404

Accuracy of the EASI 12-lead electrocardiogram compared to the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram for diagnosing multiple cardiac abnormalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was performed to compare a derived 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) using a simple 5-electrode lead configuration (EASI 12-lead) with the standard ECG for multiple cardiac diagnoses. Accurate diagnosis of arrhythmias and ischemia often require analysis of multiple (ideally, 12) ECG leads; however, continuous 12-lead monitoring is impractical in hospital settings. EASI and standard ECGs were compared in 540 patients,

Barbara J Drew; Michele M Pelter; Shu-Fen Wung; Mary G Adams; Carrie Taylor; G. Thomas Evans; Elyse Foster

1999-01-01

405

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

406

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

407

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

408

Media Catching and the Journalist–Public Relations Practitioner Relationship: How Social Media are Changing the Practice of Media Relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the changing media environment and the evolving online atmosphere, traditional media relations strategies (e.g., news release and media kit preparation and distribution) are shifting to practices that are more relevant to a social media environment. The purpose of this article is to define the changing interplay between journalists and public relations practitioners and to analyze the phenomenon of “media

Richard D. Waters; Natalie T. J. Tindall; Timothy S. Morton

2010-01-01

409

New Media, Old Media: New Technologies of International Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes findings of several inquiries into use of media conducted from 1974-1986, emphasizing media use in developing countries and practical lessons and experiences that have surfaced in worldwide rural development programs. New educational technology developments are discussed as potential contributors to formal and nonformal education. (MBR)

Ingle, Henry T.

1986-01-01

410

The Media Consumer: A Pedagogical Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since media consumers must make a great many judgments about media messages and the effectiveness of any given message in meeting one's needs, media teachers should develop materials and activities to facilitate the learning of effective media usage skills. Teachers can help students to become more effective media consumers by providing an…

Gray, Philip A.

411

How to be a local media celebrity.  

PubMed

Building relationships with the media in your region can turn you into a local "media darling. "As a PR-savvy doctor, there are certain techniques to get you the media attention you desire. This article will offer tips for getting local media on your side and working with media, and ways to mobilize your vendors to garner PR in your region. PMID:19455864

Trent, Nancy

2009-01-01

412

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

413

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

414

Advies Inzake Otitis Media (Advice on the Subject of Otitis Media).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Otitis media occurs in various forms: acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion and chronic otitis media. It is a common disease, especially prevalent in children. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, the available epidemiological data are ins...

1986-01-01

415

Media will never influence learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this discussion is to explain and sharpen different points of view about the impact of media and attributes of media on learning, motivation and efficiency gains from instruction. This paper is an attempt to summarize my arguments about the research and theory in this area and to respond to Robert Kozma's criticism of my earlier discussion of

Richard E. Clark

1994-01-01

416

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

417

Educational Media Resources on Egypt.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory of instructional media on Egypt catalogues more than 400 items, including 16mm films, 8mm films, 35mm filmstrips, slide sets, audiotapes, video tapes, and kits. Materials are listed under appropriate headings and according to media type in the subject index. Annotations are included in the second part of the directory, which is…

Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Audio-Visual Education Center.

418

Media Resources in Curriculum Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Primarily concerned with input to secondary school curriculum development as promulgated in the four national centers of the Scottish Curriculum Development Service (SCDS), this study investigated the ways in which national working parties integrate media resources into their projects, how schools tackle the media elements, and problems of…

Gillespie, Jack

419

Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media is a pedagogical discussion and demonstration by Paul Martin Lester, Professor of Photocommunications at California State University, Fullerton. The site, which demonstrates the techniques Lester uses to discuss the issue of pictorial stereotyping by the media, also "suggests ways to discuss sensitive topics with students, and demonstrates how words, pictures and music can stimulate students both intellectually and emotionally."

420

The Media and American Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the historical development of the media. Describes the U.S. media as beginning with colonial newspapers and development of the concept of a public sphere. Suggests that the rise of a market economy and the Industrial Revolution transformed the press from partisans to professionals concerned with presenting all sides of issues. (DK)

Nerone, John

1992-01-01

421

Popular Media and Social Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

A few months ago, at an international communication conference in Nairobi, Kenya, a delegate asked me about the purpose of my studies in popular entertainment media. She was of the opinion that mindless and escapist media programming was, as she put it, \\

Arvind Singhal

2007-01-01

422

A Primer on Media Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media theory is a new branch of discrete applied mathematics originally devel- oped in mid-nineties to deal with stochastic evolution of preference relations in political science and mathematical psychology. However, many different examples of media can be found, ranging from learning spaces to hypercube computers, suggesting that this concept is ubiquitous. The paper presents very basic concepts and results of

S. Ovchinnikov

423

The Future of Educational Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electronic media, particularly television, influence children to develop composite, plastic personalities striving after unreal goals, but the teacher can help children identify and develop rational goals and role models without completely abandoning media. Television has influenced children, and many adults, to create personalities assembled from…

Wason, Walter P.

424

Observations on the Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirty-three articles present observations on how the media operate and how the media have affected society to date. The articles deal with a wide variety of topics, including the editorial page; political cartooning; daily-newspaper starts and suspensions from 1960 to 1969; journalistic ethics; well-known journalists, such as John Dunlap, James…

Graham, Roger J.; Payden, William R.

425

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

426

Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The next American president will likely be the candidate who crafts the best "impression" in the media. It is the job of social studies teachers to help students separate impressions from substance and to understand the role that media play in crafting people's meaning making and shaping their decision making. Social studies teachers can help…

Sperry, Chris; Sperry, Sox

2007-01-01

427

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

428

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

429

Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studying the influence of mass media on people's lives allows students to view advertising in a new light. This lesson provides students with the opportunity to look at mass media in a critical way--students become aware of the tremendous amount of advertising that they are exposed to on a daily basis. In the lesson, by looking at advertising…

Henry, Laurie

430

Ethnic Diversity: Challenging the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Media & Values" explores the influence of mass media on the perceptions about cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity in society. The essays present various interpretations of that influence and the implications for the society. Articles include: (1) "Promoting Pluralism" (Joseph Giordano; Irving M. Levine); (2) "Does TV Shape…

Thoman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Silver, Rosalind, Ed.

1988-01-01

431

Social media and social reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social Media provide an exciting and novel view into social phenomena. The vast amounts of data that can be gathered from the Internet coupled with massively parallel supercomputers such as the Cray XMT open new vistas for research. Conclusions drawn from such analysis must recognize that social media are distinct from the underlying social reality. Rigorous validation is essential. This

William N. Reynolds; Marta S. Weber; Robert M. Farber; Courtney D. Corley; Andrew J. Cowell; Michelle L. Gregory

2010-01-01

432

Communication Theory and Alternative Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article draws firstly on theories that question the exclusionary nature of mass communication in terms of the emancipatory potential of 'new media'; of the democratization of communication; or even in terms of advancing alternative forms of communication. By probing specifically into various small-scale, decentralised media projects, issues concerning the social as well as the cultural context of their implementation;

Pantelis Vatikiotis

2005-01-01

433

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

434

Issues in Media Management 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the recent decades the library/media field has experienced startling advancements. The growth and development of sophisticated programs for media services have become an integral part of the school's instructional programs. In support of these school-based programs are the resources (both human and non-human) of the central office facilities of…

Bender, David R., Ed.

435

Media How-To Notebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist public relations personnel deal effectively with print and non-print media, this booklet contains guidelines for: (1) analyzing an audience and selecting the appropriate media; (2) developing persuasion techniques; (3) writing for public relations; (4) determining newsworthy events; (5) detailed planning; (6) assessing results;…

Durbo, Alec

436

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...

437

Racism and the Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors of this book analyze and discuss the treatment of race by the mass media, examining through survey data the response of white Britons to immigration by colored ethnic groups. The main focus of the study was on the beliefs and attitudes of adolescents. Results of the survey show that the mass media have played an important role in…

Hartmann, Paul; Husband, Charles

438

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

439

Media and Young Children's Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electronic media, particularly television, have long been criticized for their potential impact on children. One area for concern is how early media exposure influences cognitive development and academic achievement. Heather Kirkorian, Ellen Wartella, and Daniel Anderson summarize the relevant research and provide suggestions for maximizing the…

Kirkorian, Heather L.; Wartella, Ellen A.; Anderson, Daniel R.

2008-01-01

440

Visual aspects of media literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central component of media literacy should be an understanding of the repre- sentational conventions through which the users of media create and share mean- ings. This paper analyzes the representational conventions of visual communica- tion. It distinguishes between semantic and syntactic conventions and focuses on those characteristics that most sharply differentiate visual language from other modes of communication. It

Paul Messaris

1998-01-01

441

Why the stem cell sector must engage with social media.  

PubMed

In 1995, I was a first-year associate in a downtown law firm excited to be invited to my first firm retreat. Undoubtedly because of my incessant whining on the matter, I was asked to present to the management committee the case for why the firm should have a website and perhaps even consider implementing email. It was not an easy sell. In the figurative blink of any eye (and literally within 3 years) websites and email were considered an absolute essential to even the most wrinkled partner with a dictaphone glued to their thumb.We are just barely beyond similar days in terms of social media acceptance. Social media is still considered by many to be a tool of frivolity, best limited to personal rather than business use, or perhaps at best only of real commercial utility in business-to-consumer applications. Certainly nothing could be further from the truth and in less than the blink it took for the commercial world to accept websites and email, it will seem similarly ridiculous for professionals, academics and companies to operate and succeed without actively using social media. PMID:23210824

Buckler, Lee

2012-11-01

442

Quantum Monte Carlo and transfer-matrix calculations for one-dimensional easy-plane ferromagnets  

SciTech Connect

We have applied previously used quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) techniques to obtain numerically the thermodynamics of two well-studied quasi-one-dimensional (1D) easy-plane ferromagnetic models, in the presence of an applied magnetic field in the easy plane. The checkerboard decomposition form of the Trotter approximation to the partition function has been used. Internal energy, specific heat, magnetization, and susceptibility have been obtained for model Hamiltonians believed appropriate for spin S-italic = (1/2) ((C/sub 6/H/sub 11/NH/sub 3/)CuBr/sub 3/ (CHAB)) and S-italic = 1 (CsNiF/sub 3/), in temperature and field ranges where classical theories have predicted solitonlike kink excitations. The S-italic = (1/2) QMC calculations are verified and superseded by a numerically exact quantum transfer-matrix (QTM) technique. Results for the temperature dependence of the peak in the specific heat versus field are compared with available experimental results. For the model applicable to CHAB, it is found that there is no value of the easy-plane anisotropy parameter from 4% to 10% for which the QTM calculation can adequately reproduce the experimentally obtained peak height and position. On the other hand, the QMC results for the model assumed for CsNiF/sub 3/ do roughly reproduce the temperature dependence of the experimental peak positions, but not the peak heights. However, statistical errors present in our QMC data are large, and a better method is still needed for computing the quantum statistical mechanics of S-italic = 1 systems.

Wysin, G.M.; Bishop, A.R.

1986-09-01

443

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

444

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.

2012-01-01

445

Media violence: advice for parents.  

PubMed

By the time they reach age 18, American children will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence (American Psychiatric Association, 1998). Media violence can be hazardous to children's health, and studies point overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive attitudes, values and behaviors in some children (Congressional Public Health Summit, 2000). Through education in clinics, schools, and primary care offices, pediatric nurses can minimize the impact of media violence. They can obtain comprehensive media histories on children and families. They can teach children and parents about the effects of media violence and advise them how to avoid exposure. Nurses can also encourage the entertainment industry to exercise more responsibility in the ways they entertain children. PMID:12593343

Muscari, Mary

2002-01-01

446

An easy access to nanocrystalline alkaline earth metal fluorides - just by shaking  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High energy ball milling as fast, direct and solvent free method allows an easy access to nanocrystalline alkaline earth metal fluorides MF2 (M: Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba). Comparable metal sources (acetates, carbonates, hydroxides, alkoxides) were used for the reaction with NH4F as fluorinating agent. Even very simple manual shaking experiments between NH4F and the corresponding hydroxides in the stoichiometric ratio (M:F = 1:2, M: Ca, Sr, Ba) give phase pure fluorides. Moreover, comparable classical thermal reactions in closed crucibles at higher temperatures provide phase pure crystalline fluorides in nearly all cases as well.

Dreger, M.; Scholz, G.; Kemnitz, E.

2012-04-01

447

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

448

System for supplying blasting media to a media blasting system  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a pressure pot system for supplying blasting media under pressure to a pressurized blasting conduit for feeding blasting media to one or more blasting guns, the system including a media storage means and a first and second pressure chambers with means for pressurizing and exhausting the first and second chambers, the media storage means being stacked above the pressure chambers with the first pressure chamber stacked above the second pressure chamber; first and second media valve means for providing communication between the storage means and the first pressure chamber and between the pressure chambers, respectively; air valve means for controlling the air pressurizing and exhausting of the first and second pressure chambers, the improvement comprising: means for opening and closing the first and second media valve means and the air valve means, the first, second and air valve means being offset from each other in both vertical and horizontal dimensions; push rods extending vertically upward from the valve means and spaced one from the other for actuating the valve means to open and close the same; an overhead cam shaft means mounted above the push rods and having a plurality of spaced cams, each of the cams being aligned and operatively associated with one of the push rods for actuating the push rods and thereby the valve means to control the opening and closing of the first and second media valve means and the air valve means; and actuating means for actuating the cam shaft means.

Van Kuiken, L.L. Jr.

1988-10-25

449

Wood typification by Venturi easy ambient sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry: the case of the endangered Mahogany tree.  

PubMed

Venturi easy ambient sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry in both its liquid (V(L) -EASI-MS) and solid sample modes (V(S) -EASI-MS) is shown to provide nearly immediate and secure typification of woods, as demonstrated for Mahogany, an endangered and most valuable type of tropical wood. This reddish wood displays unique phytochemical markers (phragmalin-type limonoids) which are rapidly detected from the wood surface by V(S) -EASI-MS or from a simple methanol extract of a tiny wood chip by V(L) -EASI-MS. Unique profiles were obtained for Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) whereas genuine samples of six other similar types of woods, which are commonly falsified by artificial coloring and commercialized as Mahogany, display also typical but dissimilar pythochemical profiles as compared to that of the authentic wood. Variable and atypical chemical profiles were observed for artificially colored woods. Secure chemical characterization via V(S) -EASI-MS or V(s) -EASI-MS fingerprints of Mahogany and other types of woods with similar appearance should help to control the illegal logging and trade of this and other endangered woods and their falsification, and to create certified standards. PMID:22282083

Cabral, Elaine C; Simas, Rosineide C; Santos, Vanessa G; Queiroga, Carmen L; da Cunha, Valnei S; de Sá, Gilberto F; Daroda, Romeu J; Eberlin, Marcos N

2012-01-01

450

Roles of Media and Media Literacy Education: Lives of Chinese and American Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Along with media saturation in society, concerns and issues arise about children's media uses and the roles of media in their lives; both China and USA have the most media and Internet users in the world, but neither has formal media literacy education in the school curriculum. To decide how important media literacy education is for…

Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne

2008-01-01

451

28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Media visits. 540.47 Section 540.47 Judicial...COMMUNITY Visiting Regulations § 540.47 Media visits. Requirements for media visits are governed by the provisions on...

2013-07-01

452

JAMA Patient Page: Acute Otitis Media  

MedlinePLUS

... American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Acute Otitis Media A cute otitis media (middle ear infection) is extremely common in children and also occurs in adults. In acute otitis media, infection occurs behind the tympanic membrane (eardrum). Acute ...

453

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

454

Micromagnetic simulations of discrete track media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Discrete track media were simulated and compared with conventional, continuous media. The optimum write pole width was determined for discrete track media with 60 nm land/30 nm grooves, subject to the condition that there be no adjacent track erasure. Under optimal conditions discrete track media outperformed continuous media in terms of both on-track and off-track SNR. The performance difference became greater at higher linear densities, demonstrating the potential of discrete track media.

Greaves, S. J.; Kanai, Y.; Muraoka, H.

2006-08-01

455

One-dimensional easy-plane magnets: Classical sine-Gordon theory or a quantum model  

SciTech Connect

A classical mechanics description of one-dimensional easy-plane ferro- and antiferromagnets predicts the existence of sine-Gordon kink excitations in these systems, for the case of a small applied field within the (''strong'') easy plane. Here we consider: (1) the deviations from the sine-Gordon model, due to stronger fields or weaker anisotropy, which result in modified kink properties, including negative effective masses and kink-antikink annihilation and reflection during collisions, and, (2) equilibrium thermodynamics, especially specific heat, for quantum spin S = 1/2, and S = 1 models, comparing with the predictions of classical sine-Gordon theory and with available experimental results. The applicability of a sine-Gordon model versus a quantum model or the full classical magnetic Hamiltonian is discussed, for materials such as CsNiF/sub 3/, CHAB ((C/sub 6/H/sub 11/NH/sub 3/)CuBr/sub 3/) and TMMC ((CD/sub 3/)/sub 4/NMnCl/sub 3/). 27 refs., 7 fgis.

Wysin, G.M.; Bishop, A.R.

1987-01-01

456

Generating the complete control environment interface for EASIE. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (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 is a set of utility programs which supports rapid integration and execution of programs about a central relational database, and it provides users with two basic modes of executing operations: Application Derived Executive (ADE), a menu-driven execution mode which provides users with sufficient guidance to quickly review data, select menu action items, and execute application programs, and Complete Control Executive (CCE), which provides a full executive interface, allowing users in-depth control of the design process. Users can switch between these modes as needed. This project will consider the CCE mode interface. Two objectives of this project are to redesign the selecting menus by using a windowing system and to reorganize the selecting structures of the selecting menus. The project will be implemented in the C window system, OSF/Motif version.

Tsai, Chia-Lin

1992-01-01

457

Predicting the results of rhinoplasty before surgery: Easy noses versus difficult noses  

PubMed Central

A major problem for many rhinoplastic surgeons is the ability to predict, before surgery, the difficulty of the procedure (whether the rhinoplasties will be technically easy or technically difficult to perform) and the success rate of the result (whether the rhinoplasty will likely give good results or poor ones). The present paper outlines a systematic approach to nasal analysis, allowing the surgeon to consistently estimate, before surgery, the degree of technical difficulty of each rhinoplasty, as well as predicting its future result in terms of patient satisfaction. This preoperative evaluation is based on the analysis of the skin texture and the osteocartilagenous framework on lateral and frontal views. It allows for the nose to be classified as green (easy), yellow (moderate) or red (difficult), depending on two factors: the degree of surgical difficulty and the expected patient’s satisfaction with the result. The essence of the present paper is to introduce a simple, systematic approach to assist the novice rhinoplastic surgeon to assess the complexity, the risks and the expected outcome of a rhinoplasty in the preoperative period, rather than postoperatively.

Fanous, Nabil; Brousseau, Valerie Julie; Karsan, Naznin; Fanous, Amanda

2008-01-01

458

Transumbilical scarless surgery with thoracic trocar: easy and low-cost  

PubMed Central

Purpose Single-site laparoscopic surgery has become increasingly common. We herein report an easy and low-cost thoracic trocar technique (TTT) for these types of procedures and recommend the simpler name "transumbilical scarless surgery" (TUSS) to minimize confusion in nomenclature. Methods We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent TUSS by TTT using a thoracic trocar and surgical glove in our hospital between November 2011 and November 2012. Operating time, postoperative stay, and complications were detailed. Results A total of 101 TUSS by TTT were successfully performed, comprising appendectomy (n = 63), ovarian cyst excision (n = 7), splenectomy (n = 5), nephroureterectomy (n = 5), orchidopexy (n = 4), pyeloplasty (n = 3), nephrolithotomy (n = 2), orchiectomy (n = 2), varicocelectomy (n = 2), lymphangioma excision (n = 2), ureterectomy (n = 1), Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia repair (n = 1), ovarian detorsion (n = 1), antegrade continence enema (n = 1), intestinal resection anastomosis (n = 1), and intestinal duplication excision (n = 1). Kirschner wires were used for some organ traction. Nine patients required an additional port, but no major complications occurred. The postoperative stay (mean ± standard deviation) was 3.2 ± 1.4 days, and operating time was 58.9 ± 38.3 minutes. Conclusion We recommend the simpler name of TUSS to minimize confusion in nomenclature for all transumbilical single-incision laparoendoscopic surgeries. TTT is an easy and low-cost TUSS technique.

Okur, Mehmet Hanifi; Aydogdu, Bahattin; Arslan, Mehmet Serif; Cimen, Hasan; Otcu, Selcuk

2013-01-01

459

The O(3) sigma model with Hedgehog Supression 2: Easy plane deformation and finite temperature properties.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider the easy plane limit of the hedgehog supressed O(3) sigma model, which is also described by an easy plane version of the CP1 model coupled to a non-compact gauge field. It is shown that this model has the amazing property mapping onto itself under duality. In particular the ordering transition is expected to be self dual. Properties of this critical point, and the effects of a Zeeman field are derived, which could potentially be used to test the recent proposal (Senthil et al. cond-mat/0311326) that this critical point may have already been seen in the numerical experiments of Sandvik et al. (PRL 89, 247201, 2002), where a continuous transition appears to exist between a spin ordered phase and a valence bond solid phase. Finite temperature properties of the hedgehog supressed model are also studied - a thermal analogue of the fractionalized paramagnet is found to be stable at finite temperatures, until it undergoes a Kosterlitz Thouless transition. The transition is associated with the thermal unbinding of spinons interacting via the logarithmic coulomb force of two spatial dimensions.

Vishwanath, Ashvin; Motrunich, Olexei

2004-03-01

460

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

461

[Medical marketing in the media].  

PubMed

The mass-media monopolize an important part of the lay public attention and intellectual energy and yet physicians do not seem very convinced that they must implicate themselves socially and participate in the education of the general public. Two reasons explain the lack of physicians' participation in the media. These are: the lack of interest and the lack of experience. Yet more and more studies underline the importance for health professionals to make more use of the mass-media in educating, supporting and informing the population on all aspects related to health matters. Thus the medical profession must collaborate more closely with the mass-media. Accordingly, physicians must jump at the opportunity to make every positive action known to the population instead of showing off in the media only their corporative or financial interests. They must also intervene each time that matters related to either health or illness are criticized or denounced in the media. As long as the medical profession is not conscious of the importance of judicious use of the media and of assuring its professional and social credibility, surveys will continue to put physicians in the public eye primarily on an individual basis and only in the last instance as a group. PMID:1866840

Lamontagne, Y

1991-01-01

462

Fractal heterogeneous media.  

PubMed

A method is presented for generating compact fractal disordered media by generalizing the random midpoint displacement algorithm. The obtained structures are invasive stochastic fractals, with the Hurst exponent varying as a continuous parameter, as opposed to lacunar deterministic fractals, such as the Menger sponge. By employing the detrending moving average algorithm [A. Carbone, Phys. Rev. E 76, 056703 (2007)], the Hurst exponent of the generated structure can be subsequently checked. The fractality of such a structure is referred to a property defined over a three-dimensional topology rather than to the topology itself. Consequently, in this framework, the Hurst exponent should be intended as an estimator of compactness rather than of roughness. Applications can be envisaged for simulating and quantifying complex systems characterized by self-similar heterogeneity across space. For example, exploitation areas range from the design and control of multifunctional self-assembled artificial nanostructures and microstructures to the analysis and modeling of complex pattern formation in biology, environmental sciences, geomorphological sciences, etc. PMID:20365674

Türk, Christian; Carbone, Anna; Chiaia, Bernardino M

2010-02-01

463

Mass media tours Bangladesh.  

PubMed

In May 1998, representatives of Japan's mass media toured Bangladesh to learn about the country's reproductive health and population programs. The goal of the visit was for the journalists to spread information about the projects to their peers, to government officials, and parliamentarians responsible for allocations of foreign aid. The 1st stage of the visit involved meetings with program officials and organizers. In the 2nd stage, the journalists toured: 1) Matlab, where the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research has been implementing an intensive family planning (FP) program; 2) the Panchdona IP area, where the Integrated Family Development Project is being conducted with funding from the Japanese government; 3) an FP office and satellite clinic; and 4) a site where voluntary organizations are providing FP/maternal-child health care. The journalists also learned about how micro-credit loans operate. Participating journalists reported that they were very impressed with the people of Bangladesh, and that they had gained a new understanding of the relationship between reproductive health and human rights. PMID:12293789

1998-07-01

464

Knowledge Media Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do students learn in the classroom? How can teachers best utilize new and emerging technologies in the classroom? What can teachers do to seamlessly incorporate technology into the learning experience? These are all questions that are asked by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Knowledge Media Laboratory. On their website, users can learn about their work with communities of teachers, faculty, programs, and institutions over the past several years, and also look over some of their informative case studies. The Gallery of Teaching and Learning is a good place to start one’s exploration of the site, as it contains a number of exhibitions that look at how web-based tools can be used in teaching and how scholarship may change as a result of an increasingly networked milieu. One seminal resource on the site is the KEEP Toolkit. With the Toolkit, teachers and others can create engaging knowledge representations on the web for their own use. For visitors who might feel a bit overwhelmed by this, there is also a nice tutorial that explains how the Toolkit can be used.

465

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

466

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

467

Otitis Media in "Water Babies"  

PubMed Central

To examine the clinical impression that the incidence of otitis media in infant swimmers (“water babies”) is higher than that in non-swimmers, we reviewed the records and interviewed the parents of 186 children under the age of four and one-half years seen in a suburban family practice. Sixty-five% (46/71) of swimmers as compared to 50% (58/115) of non-swimmers had been diagnosed as having at least one episode of otitis media. Although this difference was not statistically significant (p=0.055), this pilot study encouraged us to pursue further the possible association between otitis media and early-childhood swimming classes.

Watters, W.B.; Evans, C.E.

1987-01-01

468

Direct monitoring of drug degradation by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry: the case of enalapril.  

PubMed

Using enalapril maleate as a test case, the ability of ambient mass spectrometry, namely, via easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS), to perform direct monitoring of drug degradation has been tested. Two manufacturing processes were investigated (direct compression and wet granulation), and the formation of degradation products was measured via both EASI-MS and high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection for a total period of 18?months. Both techniques provide comparable results, which indicate that direct analysis by ambient mass spectrometric techniques presents a viable alternative for drug degradation monitoring with superior simplicity, throughput, and reliability (no sample manipulation), and comparable quantitative results. In terms of qualitative monitoring, the full mass spectra with intact species provided by EASI-MS allow for comprehensive monitoring of known and unknown (or unexpected) degradation products. PMID:22223418

Amaral, Phellipe H; Fernandes, Raquel; Eberlin, Marcos N; Höehr, Nelci F

2011-12-01

469

Instantaneous characterization of vegetable oils via TAG and FFA profiles by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.  

PubMed

A fast and reliable method is presented for the analysis of vegetable oils. Easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS) is shown to efficiently desorb and ionize the main oil constituents from an inert surface under ambient conditions and to provide comprehensive triacylglyceride (TAG) and free fatty acid (FFA) profiles detected mainly as either [TAG + Na](+) or [FFA-H](-) ions. EASI(+/-)-MS analysis is simple, easily implemented, requires just a tiny droplet of the oil and is performed without any pre-separation or chemical manipulation. It also causes no fragmentation of TAG ions hence diacylglyceride (DAG) and monoacylglyceride (MAG) profiles and contents can also be measured. The EASI(+/-)-MS profiles of TAG and FFA permit authentication and quality control and can be used, for instance, to access levels of adulteration, acidity, oxidation or hydrolysis of vegetable oils in general. PMID:20349539

Simas, Rosineide C; Catharino, Rodrigo R; Cunha, Ildenize B S; Cabral, Elaine C; Barrera-Arellano, Daniel; Eberlin, Marcos N; Alberici, Rosana M

2010-04-01

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Early closure of temporary ileostomy--the EASY trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Objective The objective is to evaluate efficiency based on data on morbidity and mortality, health-related quality of life and healthcare-related costs after early reversal of temporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer compared with the standard procedure (late reversal). Background Reversal of a temporary ileostomy is generally associated with a low morbidity and mortality. However, ostomy reversal may cause complications requiring reoperation with subsequent major complications, in ranges from 0% to 7–9% and minor complications varying from 4–5% to 30%. Based on studies exploring and describing the time of closure in previous studies which are mostly of low quality, a recent review concluded that closing a temporary stoma within 2?weeks did not seem to be associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Design and methods Early closure of temporary ileostomy (EASY), a randomised controlled trial, is a prospective randomised controlled multicentre study which is performed within the framework of the Scandinavian Surgical Outcomes Research Group (http://www.ssorg.net/) and plans to include 200 patients from Danish and Swedish hospitals. The primary end-point of the study is the frequency of complications 0–12?months after surgery (the stoma creation operation). The secondary end-points of the study are (1) comparison of the total costs of the two groups at 6 and 12?months after surgery (stoma creation); (2) comparison of health-related quality of life in the two groups evaluated with the 36-item short-form and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-CR29/CR30 at 3, 6 and 12?months after surgery (stoma creation); and (3) comparison of disease-specific quality of life in the two groups at 3, 6 and 12?months after surgery (stoma creation). Discussion The aim of the EASY trial is to evaluate the efficiency of early reversal of temporary ileostomy after surgery for rectal cancer versus late reversal. The EASY trial is expected to have a huge impact on patient safety as well as an improvement in patient-reported outcome. Clinical trials identifier NCT01287637.

Correa-Marinez, Adiela; Angenete, Eva; Skullmann, Stefan; Haglind, Eva; Rosenberg, Jacob

2011-01-01

471

Distractor filtering in media multitaskers.  

PubMed

A growing amount of modern media is consumed simultaneously, a phenomenon known as 'media multitasking'. Individuals who regularly engage in this activity, heavy media multitaskers (HMMs), are more affected by irrelevant information that can intrude into a primary task than are light media multitaskers (LMMs--Ophir et al, 2009 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 106 15583). However, the locus of this deficit is unknown, as previous research is consistent with both memory and attentional explanations. Here, we isolated attentional processes by employing a singleton distractor task with low working-memory demands. In this task, LMMs used top-down information to improve their performance, yet HMMs did not. This difference in performance in an established attentional capture task argues for the presence of attentional differences in HMMs and is consistent with the idea that HMMs maintain a wider attentional scope than LMMs, even when instructed otherwise. PMID:22308888

Cain, Matthew S; Mitroff, Stephen R

2011-01-01

472

Chinese Nonwovens Filter Media Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Here, Dr Wang Yanxi, chairman of the China Nonwovens Technical Association (CNTA) talks about the Chinese nonwovens filter media industry, its history, development, applications and growth potential over the next 5–10 years.

Wang Yanxi

2000-01-01

473

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

474

Social Media: Menagerie of Metrics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Menagerie of Metrics * Vast variation in data types for social media measurement (metadata) * Structured/Unstructured Data (hard and soft) * Traffic Analysis (mega-metadata) * Community engagement 'rules' can be ambiguous; but this opens up opportunity fo...

L. M. Grega

2010-01-01

475

Polymeric Media for Tritium Fixation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The synthesis and leach testing of several polymeric media for tritium fixation are presented. Tritiated bakelite, poly(acrylonitrile) and polystyrene successfully fixed tritium. Tritium leach rates at the tracer level appear to be negligible. Advantages ...

J. A. Franz L. L. Burger

1975-01-01

476

Military Engagement with Social Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The military has a tremendous opportunity to strategically communicate with its members, allies, and even its enemies through a simple concept called 'social media.' There has never been a better opportunity for an organization to instantly communicate wi...

J. H. Lehman

2011-01-01

477

The Future of Educational Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Electronic media, particularly television, influence children to develop composite, plastic personalities striving after unreal goals, but the teacher can help children identify and develop rational goals and role models without completely abandoning medi...

W. P. Wason

1976-01-01

478

Making Dutch Pupils Media Conscious: Preadolescents' Self-Assessment of Possible Media Risks and the Need for Media Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite clear European and Dutch policies about media education, there is currently no media education curriculum in Dutch schools. A survey among preadolescents (n = 257) in six primary schools in the Netherlands included questions regarding media access, fears, risks, parental mediation of television and the internet, and the need for media

Kuter-Luks, Theresa; Heuvelman, Ard; Peters, Oscar

2011-01-01

479

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

480

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

481

Converged Media and Communication Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Converged media and communication services (COMCO) is the conceptual approach of integrating telecommunication, Web 2.0 and Media\\/IPTV in one architectural approach. Current available service delivery platform (SDP) concepts are silo approaches, which belong more or less to one of the three groups: (mobile\\/fix) telecommunication SDP, IPTV SDP and pure Web SDP. The groups have in common the integration of OSS\\/BSS

Jens Fiedler; Christian Riede; Thomas Magedanz

2008-01-01

482

Desorption/ionization efficiencies of triacylglycerols and phospholipids via EASI-MS.  

PubMed

Knowledge of the major effects governing desorption/ionization efficiency is required for the development and application of ambient mass spectrometry. Although all triacylglycerols (TAG) have the same favorable protonation and cationization sites, their desorption/ionization efficiencies can vary dramatically during easy ambient sonic-spray ionization because of structural differences in the carbon chain. To quantify this somewhat surprising and drastic effect, we have performed a systematic investigation of desorption/ionization efficiencies as a function of unsaturation and length for TAG as well as for diacylglycerols, monoacylglycerols and several phospholipids (PL). Affinities for Na(+) as a function of unsaturation level have also been assayed via comprehensive metadynamics calculations to understand the influence of this phenomenon on the ionization efficiency. The results suggest that dipole-dipole interactions within a carbon chain tuned by unsaturation sites govern ionization efficiency of TAG and PL. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:24809895

Fernandes, Anna Maria A P; Fernandes, Gabriel D; Barrera-Arellano, Daniel; de Sá, Gilberto F; Lins, Roberto D; Eberlin, Marcos N; Alberici, Rosana M

2014-05-01

483

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.

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

2013-01-01

484

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

485

An integrable, web-based solution for easy assessment of video-recorded performances  

PubMed Central

Assessment of clinical competencies by direct observation is problematic for two main reasons the identity of the examinee influences the assessment scores, and direct observation demands experts at the exact location and the exact time. Recording the performance can overcome these problems; however, managing video recordings and assessment sheets is troublesome and may lead to missing or incorrect data. Currently, no existing software solution can provide a local solution for the management of videos and assessments but this is necessary as assessment scores are confidential information, and access to this information should be restricted to select personnel. A local software solution may also ease the need for customization to local needs and integration into existing user databases or project management software. We developed an integrable web-based solution for easy assessment of video-recorded performances (ISEA).

Subhi, Yousif; Todsen, Tobias; Konge, Lars

2014-01-01

486

Magnetization reversal study along easy and hard axes in a superferromagnet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a dense ensemble of magnetic nanoparticles, but still below physical percolation, sufficiently strong interactions can be experienced to form a superferromagnetic (SFM) state. SFM domains in a non-percolated nanoparticle assembly are expected to be similar to conventional FM domains in a continuous film, with the decisive difference that the atomic spins are replaced by the superspins of the single-domain nanoparticles. In this article, Kerr microscopy has been performed on a granular multilayer [Co80Fe20(1.3nm)/Al2O3(3nm)]10 to study the magnetization reversal processes. We show that the magnetization reversal occurs via domain wall motion followed by subsequent nucleation and coherent rotation when measured along the easy and hard axis, respectively.

Bedanta, Subhankar; Chowdhury, Niru; Sing, Sovakar

2012-07-01

487

Easy Java Simulations: a software tool to create scientific simulations in Java  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We introduce Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, a tool created by science teachers to help teach and learn science. Ejs allows users to create simulations using their knowledge of the scientific model. The author needs to supply a small amount of code for the model; the tool provides a graphical drag-and-drop interface to build the program. The resulting Ejs generated program is an independent, high quality Java application or applet ready to be published on a Web server. Ejs can serve as an effective teaching and learning tool if used in an appropriate pedagogical setting; for instance, to help students create their own simulations in order to express their conceptions on how a given scientific process works. The Ejs program and documentation can be freely downloaded from the site http://fem.um.es/Ejs.

Esquembre, Francisco

2004-01-01

488

First-Order Phase Transition in Easy-Plane Quantum Antiferromagnets  

SciTech Connect

Quantum phase transitions in Mott insulators do not fit easily into the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigm. A recently proposed alternative to it is the so-called deconfined quantum criticality scenario, providing a new paradigm for quantum phase transitions. In this context it has recently been proposed that a second-order phase transition would occur in a two-dimensional spin 1/2 quantum antiferromagnet in the deep easy-plane limit. A check of this conjecture is important for understanding the phase structure of Mott insulators. To this end we have performed large-scale Monte Carlo simulations on an effective gauge theory for this system, including a Berry-phase term that projects out the S=1/2 sector. The result is a first-order phase transition, thus contradicting the conjecture.

Kragset, S.; Smoergrav, E.; Hove, J. [Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Nogueira, F. S. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Arnimallee 14, D-14195 Berlin (Germany); Sudboe, A. [Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, N-0271 Oslo (Norway)

2006-12-15

489

An integrable, web-based solution for easy assessment of video-recorded performances.  

PubMed

Assessment of clinical competencies by direct observation is problematic for two main reasons the identity of the examinee influences the assessment scores, and direct observation demands experts at the exact location and the exact time. Recording the performance can overcome these problems; however, managing video recordings and assessment sheets is troublesome and may lead to missing or incorrect data. Currently, no existing software solution can provide a local solution for the management of videos and assessments but this is necessary as assessment scores are confidential information, and access to this information should be restricted to select personnel. A local software solution may also ease the need for customization to local needs and integration into existing user databases or project management software. We developed an integrable web-based solution for easy assessment of video-recorded performances (ISEA). PMID:24833946

Subhi, Yousif; Todsen, Tobias; Konge, Lars

2014-01-01

490

A low-cost, easy-to-handle calibration phantom for MR thermometry in HIFU fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, a calibration phantom based on an electrical resistor heating rod is presented, which creates a temperature distribution similar to those in typical HIFU fields (diameter ~2 mm, heating rate ~10 K/s). The temperature distribution is measured first with a calibrated reference device and then with MR thermometry. Equal conditions for both measurements can be ensured by monitoring the voltage and current across the resistor during the heating. From the comparison of both measurements, the accuracy of the MR measurement can be assessed. The calibration phantom is MR compatible, and it has high reproducibility and low production costs. A wide variety of possible heating sequences can be employed and the phantom has a compact and easy setup. Thus, it can be used to quickly verify the results from newly developed MR thermometry sequences as well as to evaluate the uncertainties of existing sequences.

Haller, Julian; Jenderka, Klaus-Vitold; Koch, Christian; Seifert, Frank; Klepsch, Tobias; Shaw, Adam

2012-10-01

491

An easy, rapid and inexpensive method to monitor tributyltin (TBT) toxicity in the laboratory.  

PubMed

Tributyltin (TBT) contamination remains a major problem worldwide. Many laboratories are committed to the development of remediation methodologies that could help reduce the negative impact of this compound in the environment. Furthermore, it is important to have at hand simple methodologies for evaluating TBT toxicity in the laboratory, besides the use of complex and costly analytical instrumentation. With that purpose, a method was adapted that is based on the inhibition of growth of an indicator strain, Micrococcus luteus ATCC 9341, under TBT. Different types of matrices, of TBT concentrations and sample treatments were tested. The results herein reported show that the bioassay method can be applied for both aqueous and soil samples and also for a high range of TBT concentrations (at least up to 500 ?mol/L). Besides being cheap and easy to perform, it can be performed in any laboratory. Additionally, one possible application of the method to monitor TBT degradation is presented as an example. PMID:24097053

Cruz, Andreia; Moreira, Rafael; Mendo, Sónia

2014-05-01

492

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.

Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe

2013-01-01

493

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

494

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

495

Ultra-low anterior resection for low rectal cancer: five key tips to make it easy.  

PubMed

The primary treatment for rectal cancer is still surgery. Surgery however, may be either preceded or followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy as and when needed. Good surgery on its own when applied appropriately is associated with a very low rate of local recurrence. Bad surgery however, is associated with a high risk of local and systemic recurrence. The well-performed ultra-low anterior resection with total mesorectal clearance has been shown to be the most important step in the treatment of a low rectal cancer. The author details five key tips to make the performance of an ultra-low anterior resection easy. These five key tips are: tip 1 Decide on the best approach for your particular patient before surgery; tip 2 The inferior mesenteric artery is crucial in obtaining the right dissection plane; tip 3 The sigmoid colon should be used for construction of the J-pouch whenever possible; tip 4 Use of a good light source is the key to obtaining a good idea of where to operate and to keeping to the right planes; tip 5 The last key to making surgery easier is to have a good head and good hands. Surgeons must know precisely the reasons why they do what they do in the way they do. Surgery which is difficult may be expected to carry with it more risks and therefore poorer results. Surgery which goes smoothly and is easy is usually rewarded with good results. Surgeons should try to make their surgery easier and the tips offered here are steps that will do this. PMID:19288241

Seow-Choen, F

2009-03-01

496

A Leadership Role for Library Media Specialists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of library media specialists in education. Highlights include assessing the effect of media specialists on learning outcomes; sexism; educational change; and strategic planning for media centers and for schools, including a paradigm shift for media specialists to assume a leadership role in the educational community. (LRW)

Crowley, John

1995-01-01

497

Practical PR for School Media Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to public relations (PR) for school media specialists begins with a list of 10 "PR Commandments" and suggestions for ways to improve the media center's image, i.e., a media newsletter; renewal workshops; reference skills units; a student brochure; new faculty orientation; media messages; a happenings board; displays, centers, and…

Beasley, Augie E.; Palmer, Carolyn G.

498

Personal Media and the Human Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of how the information age may alter forms and use of media focuses on personal media, or community media, as opposed to mass media. Topics include controlling the point of view; the idea of appropriation; storytelling, or narrative; and the need to bring technology and humanism back together. (LRW)

Miyagawa, Shigeru

2002-01-01

499

The mass media and American adolescents’ health  

Microsoft Academic Search

American teens today grow up in a world saturated with the mass media. In general, the media depict a world in which unhealthy behaviors such as physical aggression, unprotected sex, smoking, and drinking are glamorous and risk-free. We summarize what is known about the media’s effects on four adolescent health issues that have been studied most comprehensively: violence and aggression;

Jane D Brown; Elizabeth M Witherspoon

2002-01-01

500

The Cultural Logic of Media Convergence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Responding to the contradictory nature of our current moment of media change, this article will sketch a theory of media convergence that allows us to identify major sites of tension and transition shaping the media environment for the coming decade. Media convergence is more than simply a technological shift. Convergence alters the relationship between existing technologies, industries, markets, genres and

Henry Jenkins

2004-01-01