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Creators, Audiences, and New Media: Creativity in an Interactive Environment  

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interact with creators. In the process, the conceptual limits of bounded roles such as "publics" and "fandoms" will be examined, and the complicating factors of new media interactivity will be established. Chapter Two, "Permeable Boundaries: The Shifting...

Bell, Isaac William

2014-08-31

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The Creators Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator /  

E-print Network

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

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Clothing creator trademark : Business plan  

SciTech Connect

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

Stern, B.

1990-10-01

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

E-print Network

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

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

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Title: Greater Toronto Area Contours Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Greater Toronto Area Contours Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: Zipped contour files of the Greater Toronto Area Data Type interval Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Greater Toronto Area, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario

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Canadian Atlas Map Bundle Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canadian Atlas Map Bundle Data Creator / Copyright Owner: DMTI Spatial Inc. Publisher: DMTI Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: The Canadian Atlas Map Bundle consists of the National Atlas and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation: DMTI Spatial Inc. " Canadian Atlas Map Bundle" [electronic

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Outsider Art and the autistic creator  

PubMed Central

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

Cardinal, Roger

2009-01-01

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Category essence or essentially pragmatic? Creator’s intention in naming and what’s really what  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 intuitions about what

Barbara C. Malt; Steven A. Sloman

2007-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Which Chinese Creators Are Famous and Why: Views from Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The list of recognized creators is constantly changing with the passage of time. An up-to-date list of recognized Chinese creators emerges from a survey of a large sample of Chinese students in various places in China. To understand the sustainability of the creators' fame, this study examines how the creators' personal characteristics affect…

Cheung, Chau-Kiu; Yue, Xiao Dong

2007-01-01

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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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Designing for remixing : supporting an Online community of amateur creators  

E-print Network

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

Monroy-Hernández, Andrés

2012-01-01

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Easy Predictions for the Easy-Hard-Easy Transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the scaling properties of sequential and parallel ver- sions of a local search algorithm, WalkSAT, in the easy re- gions of the easy-hard-easy phase transition (PT) in Random 3-SAT. In the underconstrained region, we study scaling of the se- quential version of WalkSAT. We find linear scaling at fixed clause\\/variable ratio. We also study the case in which

Andrew J. Parkes

2002-01-01

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The Creator of Astrobotany, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Russian astronomer, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875-1960), was one of the main pioneers of astrobiology and was the creator of astrobotany. From 1906 to 1941, he began his career as an astronomer in the Pulkovo Observatory, near Saint Petersburg, and then moved to Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) until the end of his life. He specialized in many different fields of astronomy: besides astrobotany and astrobiology, he studied the Sun, the planets, the comets, the blue color and polarization of the sky, the Earthshine, variable stars, as well as interstellar absorption. He designed new instruments and wrote more than 230 scientific papers. As early as 1914, on the basis of observations of Earthshine, he concluded that Earth seen from space has to be seen with a pale blue color. Tikhov's main research was focused on the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly the presence of vegetation on Mars. At this time, many astronomers believed in the existence of canals on the Martian surface. Seasonal variations of color on the surface of Mars were often interpreted as changes of vegetation, as on Earth. From 1909, he observed Mars during favorable configurations, that is to say Mars oppositions, first using filters and then with a spectrograph. However, he failed to detect chlorophyll in Mars' spectra. So he decided to go looking for plants with no chlorophyll, especially plants growing in extreme environments like on Mars and to study and measure their reflectance spectrum. Tikhov, who was one of the first scientists to use the word "astrobiology," coined the word "astrobotany" in 1945. In 1947 he founded a Department of Astrobotany at Alma-Ata Observatory, where students, biologists, botanists, and physicists joined to study the reflectance spectra of plants growing in conditions similar to those found on Mars. Expeditions were organized in very cold or very dry places with this aim in view. After he died, the Department of Astrobotany was dismantled. After nearly half a century of lack of interest, the work of G.A. Tikhov appears really modern. Nowadays, in order to prepare for the detection of life in remote extrasolar planets, astronomers observe Earthshine to detect the spectrum of terrestrial chlorophyll, and specifically the Vegetation Red Edge (VRE) in the near infrared. Although the VRE is only a few percent, it is higher when continents covered by vegetation are facing the Moon, and lower in the case of oceans. In order to study the daily variation of chlorophyll spectra in the Earthshine according the part of Earth facing the Moon, we developed an observational program from the scientific station Concordia in Antarctica.

Briot, Danielle

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

E-print Network

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

Sylvan, Elisabeth, 1973-

2008-01-01

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Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for secondary English teachers, the materials and ideas presented here suggest ways to use media in the classroom in teaching visual and auditory discrimination while enlivening classes and motivating students. Contents include "Media Specialists Need Not Apply," which discusses the need for preparation of media educators with…

Allen, Lee E., Ed.

1974-01-01

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Title: Central American Vegetation / Land Cover Classification Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Central American Vegetation / Land Cover Classification Data Creator / Copyright Owner Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: N/A Coverage Date(s): 1993 - 1998 Updates: N/A Abstract networks protect/would protect landscape-level biodiversity, which are represented as vegetation types

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Title: Greater Toronto Area Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Greater Toronto Area Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario: 10 cm resolution Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Greater Toronto Area, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario Keywords (Subject): Digital Terrain Models; Elevations Restrictions: Data is licensed

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Title: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Data Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Publisher: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Edition: N/A Versions/A Abstract: The dataset represents various natural features within the Toronto and Region Conservation

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Title: City of Toronto Generalized Digital Terrain Model Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: City of Toronto Generalized Digital Terrain Model Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of Toronto Survey and Mapping Services Publisher: City of Toronto Survey and Mapping Services Edition: N Resolution: N/A Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Toronto, Ontario Keywords (Subject

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

E-print Network

square kilometers of land and water. The Land Capability for Agriculture shows the varying potentialTitle: Canada Land Inventory: Land Capability for Agriculture Data Creator / Copyright Owner Updates: N/A Series Title: Soil Capability Classification for Agriculture Abstract: The Canada Land

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Title: City of London Digital Mapping Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: City of London Digital Mapping Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of London Publisher: City of London Edition: Versions: Earlier version (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) available on request. Publication Date: 2013 Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: The City of London, Ontario, Vector

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Title: City of London Digital Mapping: Orthoimagery Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: City of London Digital Mapping: Orthoimagery Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of London Publisher: City of London Edition: 2013 Versions: Earlier versions (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) are available upon request Publication Date: 2013 Coverage Date(s): 2013 Updates: N/A Abstract: The City of London

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Oakes, Chris.

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Easy Gardening: Asparagus  

E-print Network

Easy Gardening Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System ASPARAGUS ? ASPARAGUS ? ASPARAGUS ? ASPAR -1- A sparagus (Asparagus officinalis) isa highlydesirable...

Masabni, Joseph

2009-03-16

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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.

Francisco Esquembre

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

E-print Network

Paths, Trees, and Flowers "Jack Edmonds has been one of the creators of the field of combinatorial optimization and polyhedral combinatorics. His 1965 paper `Paths, Trees, and Flowers' [1] was one of the first

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Water and Carbon as Creators of Imbalances in Nature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our studies are showing that the carbon and water are closely intertwined. There are many reasons to study the imbalance of water and carbon together. For example, in photosynthesis six molecules of water and six molecules of carbon dioxide have created one molecule of sugar and six molecules of oxygen. 6H2O + 6CO2 go C6H12O6 + 6O2 For water and carbon dioxide, regarding the point of view of the imbalance, this process is the creator of imbalance of the decreasing type. The concentration of water and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will decrease. For oxygen this process is the creator of imbalance of the increasing type. The concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere will increase. Water and carbon dioxide can be created independently of each other. For example, water is obtained from combining two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom: 2 H2 + O2 go 2 H2O Carbon dioxide also is possible to create without water: Na2CO3 go Na2O + CO2 or CaCO3 go CaO + CO2 But it is very often the water and carbon dioxide made up simultaneously in one reaction. For example combustion of methane gives carbon dioxide and water: CH4 + 2 O2 go CO2 + 2 H2O Carbon dioxide can come up more complicated way. Initially created carbon monoxide and water 2 CH4 + 3 O2 go 2 CO + 4 H2O After then the carbon monoxide rapidly oxidized to carbon dioxide. The gasification of solid fuels is the reaction: C + H20 go CO + H2 In the next step carbon monoxide is oxidized to carbon dioxide, and hydrogen is oxidized to water. C3H8 + 5 O2 go 3 CO2 + 4 H2O By the incomplete combustion of propane will be produced some very interesting components: 2 C3H8 + 7 O2 go 8 H2O + 2 CO2 + 2 CO + 2 C It will be water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and pure carbon. Carbon monoxide will oxidize to carbon dioxide. But the pure carbon will have a very serious going on. By the incomplete combustion of not only propane, but other hydrocarbons, will be produced and the pure carbon also. This "pure carbon" or "black carbon" plays a very important role as the accelerator of the glaciers melting. The "black carbon" is one of the most important creators of the imbalance of water in Nature. More than a billion people of the world population are seriously dependent from the imbalances which create a "black carbon". There are many other processes of interaction between water and carbon, which creates imbalances of various types. We see that the imbalance of water and the imbalance of carbon sometimes can be controlled or at least, we would be prepared for unintended consequences.

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

2012-12-01

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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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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!

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Rosie McKinney N:McKinney; Rosie ORG:Advent Episcopal Day School REV:2005-04-13 END:VCARD

1994-07-30

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Qaissaunee, Michael

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Easy plane baby skyrmions  

E-print Network

The baby Skyrme model is studied with a novel choice of potential, $V=1/2 \\phi_3^2$. This "easy plane" potential vanishes at the equator of the target two-sphere. Hence, in contrast to previously studied cases, the boundary value of the field breaks the residual SO(2) internal symmetry of the model. Consequently, even the unit charge skyrmion has only discrete symmetry and consists of a bound state of two half lumps. A model of long-range inter-skyrmion forces is developed wherein a unit skyrmion is pictured as a single scalar dipole inducing a massless scalar field tangential to the vacuum manifold. This model has the interesting feature that the two-skyrmion interaction energy depends only on the average orientation of the dipoles relative to the line joining them. Its qualitative predictions are confirmed by numerical simulations. Global energy minimizers of charges B=1,...,14,18,32 are found numerically. Up to charge B=6, the minimizers have 2B half lumps positioned at the vertices of a regular 2B-gon. For charges B >= 7, rectangular or distorted rectangular arrays of 2B half lumps are preferred, as close to square as possible.

Juha Jäykkä; Martin Speight

2011-02-02

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Creating 3D E-books with ARBookCreator  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exhibition of the Magic book using Augmented Reality technology in 2001 made the world astonish. After that, several similar 3D books have been introduced. However so far, creating such interesting books is mostly done by only commercial companies and research labs. This paper proposes a novel idea for creating 3D E-books in a fast and easy way. Users do

Trien V. Do; Jong-weon Lee

2009-01-01

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Communication and Media Studies Communicating is something we all do on a daily basis. An  

E-print Network

Communication and Media Studies Communicating is something we all do on a daily basis. An understanding of human communication, and the ability to communicate well, is key to a successful career. Communication and media studies offers courses that help students learn how to be effective creators and critics

Miles, Will

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Drama, Digital Pre-Text and Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a case study of Australian secondary school students as co-creators of a dramatic pre-text, using online and mobile media to develop an improvisation-based drama that introduces a textual study. Integrating recognised dramatic conventions within a digital environment provides the tension, and drives the educational…

Carroll, John; Cameron, David

2009-01-01

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TrishearCreator: A tool for the kinematic simulation and strain analysis of trishear fault-propagation folding with growth strata  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

TrishearCreator is a platform independent web program constructed in Flash, which enables fold modeling, numerical simulation of trishear fault-propagation folding and strain analysis, etc. In the program, various types of original strata, such as folds and inclined strata can be easily constructed via adjusting shape parameters. In the simulation of trishear fault-propagation folding, growth strata and strain ellipses are calculated and displayed simultaneously. This web-based program is easy to use. Model parameters are changed by simple mouse actions, which have the advantage of speed and simplicity. And it gives an instant visual appreciation of the effect of changing the parameters that are used to construct the initial configuration of the model and the fold-propagation folding. These data can be exported to a text file, and be shared with other geologists to replay the kinematic evolution of structures using the program.

Liu, Chun; Yin, Hongwei; Zhu, Lili

2012-12-01

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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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Creative Imagination Is Stable across Technological Media: The Spore Creature Creator versus Pencil and Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

T. B. Ward (1994) investigated creativity by asking participants to draw alien creatures that they imagined to be from a planet very different from Earth. He found that participant drawings reliably contained features typical of common Earth animals. As a consequence, Ward concluded that creativity is structured. The present investigation predicts…

Cockbain, Jessica; Vertolli, Michael O.; Davies, Jim

2014-01-01

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Title: City of Toronto Zoning Map (Pre-amalgamated) Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: City of Toronto Zoning Map (Pre-amalgamated) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of Toronto Publisher: City of Toronto Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2005 Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: Includes Etobicoke, former City of Toronto and North York Alternate title: Former City

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

E-print Network

Story, a system that automatically creates videos to accompany music with lyrics. MusicStory uses common searchMusicStory: a Personalized Music Video Creator David A. Shamma, Bryan Pardo, Kristian J. Hammond 60201 USA {ayman, pardo, hammond}@cs.northwestern.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe Music

Pardo, Bryan

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Title: ArcCanada 3.0: National Data Data Creator /  

E-print Network

, Historical Sites, National Parks, and a Five Degree Grid of Canada. In addition to 1991 and 1996 census, Roads, Cities, National Parks, Postal Codes, Hospitals, Schools, Urban Areas, Municipalities, EcoregionsTitle: ArcCanada 3.0: National Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Environment System and Research

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

E-print Network

Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator / Copyright Science Information Network (CIESIN). "Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project for years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 Abstract: Gridded Population of the World, version 3 (GPWv3

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Fulfilling the Needs of a Metadata Creator and Analyst -An Investigation of RDF  

E-print Network

Fulfilling the Needs of a Metadata Creator and Analyst - An Investigation of RDF Browsing" repository of personal information, besides other semantic web tools, we used several RDF browsing and visualizing RDF datasets. It first identifies the browsing and visualization features required by a semantic

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Appropriation of a MMS-based comic creator: from system functionalities to resources for action  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technologies can be used - or appropriated - in different ways by different users, but how do the use patterns evolve, and how can design facilitate such evolution? This paper approaches these questions in light of a case study in which a group of 8 high school students used Comeks, a mobile comic strip creator that enables users to exchange

Antti Salovaara

2007-01-01

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Easy Problems are Sometimes Hard  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a detailed experimental investigation of the easy-hard-easyphase transition for randomly generated instances of satisfiability problems.Problems in the hard part of the phase transition have been extensively usedfor benchmarking satisfiability algorithms. This study demonstrates thatproblem classes and regions of the phase transition previously thought tobe easy can sometimes be orders of magnitude more difficult than the worstproblems in problem

Ian P. Gent; Toby Walsh

1994-01-01

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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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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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Kitchen Korner! EASY APPLE BAKE  

E-print Network

Kitchen Korner! EASY APPLE BAKE 4 apples Cinnamon (to taste) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup them a sense of pride and accomplishment. You may be surprised at how many things kids can do usually taste better...your little ones may be more likely to try them and like them!) Help your children

Goodman, Robert M.

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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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Fast and Easy Website Tuneups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wisniewski, Jeff

2008-01-01

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Revisit Behavior in Social Media: The Phoenix-R Model and Discoveries  

E-print Network

Revisit Behavior in Social Media: The Phoenix-R Model and Discoveries Flavio Figueiredo1 , Jussara and mining popularity dynamics of social activity has important impli- cations for researchers, content creators and providers. We here investigate and model the effect of revisits on popularity. A revisit can

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EASI - EQUILIBRIUM AIR SHOCK INTERFERENCE  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Glass, C. E.

1994-01-01

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Drama, digital pre-text and social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a case study of Australian secondary school students as co-creators of a dramatic pre-text, using online and mobile media to develop an improvisation-based drama that introduces a textual study. Integrating recognised dramatic conventions within a digital environment provides the tension, and drives the educational exploration of the resulting drama scenario. The techniques used for the development of

John Carroll; David Cameron

2009-01-01

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EASER: Ensembl Easy Sequence Retriever  

PubMed Central

The rapid advances in genome sequencing technologies have increased the pace at which biological sequence databases are becoming available to the broad scientific community. Thus, obtaining and preparing an appropriate sequence dataset is a crucial first step for all types of genomic analyses. Here, we present a script that can widely facilitate the easy, fast, and effortless downloading and preparation of a proper biological sequence dataset for various genomics studies. This script retrieves Ensembl defined genomic features, associated with a given Ensembl identifier. Coding (CDS) and genomic sequences can be easily retrieved based on a selected relationship from a set of relationship types, either considering all available organisms or a user specified subset of organisms. The script is very user-friendly and by default starts with an interactive mode if no command-line options are specified. PMID:24324324

Maldonado, Emanuel; Khan, Imran; Philip, Siby; Vasconcelos, Vítor; Antunes, Agostinho

2013-01-01

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Delta Dental PPO Easy, Friendly, Accessible  

E-print Network

Delta Dental PPO SM ­ Easy, Friendly, Accessible We're pleased to be your partner in maintaining great oral health. The Delta Dental PPO* plan makes it easy for you to find a dentist, and easy about enrolling with Delta Dental: E HL_PPO_2col #73286 (rev. 5/13) · Save money with a Delta Dental PPO

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP  

E-print Network

for free to those who can develop it and put it to use. In return for a free license to UTS Easy Access IP on the development of the Easy Access IP agree that if the IP is not exploited within three years, the licence regardless of how successful the end product is You gain easy access to cutting edge science, technology

University of Technology, Sydney

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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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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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New-Media Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ohler, Jason

2009-01-01

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Multicenter data acquisition made easy  

PubMed Central

Background The process for data collection in multicenter trials may be troublesome and expensive. We report our experience with the spreadsheet function in Googledocs for this purpose. Methods In Googledocs the data manager creates a form similar to the paper case record form, which will function as a decentral data entry module. When the forms are submitted, they are presented in a spreadsheet in Googledocs, which can be exported to different standard spreadsheet formats. Results For a multicenter randomized clinical trial with five different participating hospitals we created a decentral data entry module using the spreadsheet function in Googledocs. The study comprised 332 patients (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT00815698) with five visits per patient. One person at each study site entered data from the original paper based case report forms which were kept at the study sites as originals. We did not experience any technical problems using the system. Conclusions The system allowed for decentral data entry, and it was easy to use, safe, and free of charge. The spreadsheet function in Googledocs may potentially replace current expensive solutions for data acquisition in multicenter trials. Trial registration clinicaltrials.gov NCT00815698 PMID:20433715

2010-01-01

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Easy CD-DA Extractor 4.5.2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2001-01-01

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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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Easy Foot Plant ISSN 1470-5559  

E-print Network

22 Easy Foot Plant ISSN 1470-5559 RR-06-10 November 2006 Department of Computer Science Jun Li & Pengwei Hao #12;#12;Easy Foot Plant Jun Li Department of Computer Science Queen Mary University of London are applicable for the foot-plant problem. In this paper, we present a simple scheme especially for foot plant

Hao, Pengwei

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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 creation of a kit of radiologic images with Microsoft Visual Basic].  

PubMed

As computer media have a well accepted role in the medical world, we suggest to residents and assistants specialized in imaging, an easy, evolutive and low-cost computer-based method, that allows to build up a picture data bank for use as a teaching tool. We join to this article, the output of our interface program. PMID:9033874

Itti, E; Durand, F; Bercez, H; Ceugnart, L; Pruvo, J P

1996-11-01

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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

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Spectra/Por Easy-to-Use  

E-print Network

Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Spectra/Por® Micro Dispo Regenerated Cellulose (RC) seamless membrane attached to a floatable cap for easy handling. No flotation upright and feature our Spectra/Por® Biotech Cellulose Ester (CE) and Regenerated Cellulose (RC) dialysis

Lebendiker, Mario

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76 FR 3679 - Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...No. 649] Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy AGENCY: Postal...test involving the sale of Marketing Mail Made Easy. This document...the Commission's Filing Online system at http://www...market dominant product, Marketing Mail Made Easy...

2011-01-20

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Energy Research Made Easy Our Mission  

E-print Network

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

Collins, Gary S.

72

Easy Mobile Device Programming for Educational Purposes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the architecture and several applications of a system aimed at developing mobile device-based courses in an easy and graphical way, without requiring knowledge and programming skills. The proposed system is used to create a remote course about greenhouse climatic control, as well as the necessary steps to build the mobile-based application.

M. Pasamontes; J. L. Guzman; F. Rodriguez; M. Berenguel; S. Dormido

2005-01-01

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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

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An Easy Group Quilt Fabric Requirements  

E-print Network

An Easy Group Quilt Fabric Requirements 108 51/2 inch squares (rotary cut) must use at least 1 St. Jude's fabric Sewing Instructions Connect them in rows of 9 each using ¼ inch seams. Pressing each row. Congratulations! Your county has just finished your first quilt! Finish by bringing extra fabric to top

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Interpreting Histograms. As Easy as It Seems?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Histograms are widely used, but recent studies have shown that they are not as easy to interpret as it might seem. In this article, we report on three studies on the interpretation of histograms in which we investigated, namely, (1) whether the misinterpretation by university students can be considered to be the result of heuristic reasoning, (2)…

Lem, Stephanie; Onghena, Patrick; Verschaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim

2014-01-01

76

Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

2011-01-01

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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 ...

Mrs. Morey

2008-04-13

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Object-based media and stream-based computing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Object-based media refers to the representation of audiovisual information as a collection of objects - the result of scene-analysis algorithms - and a script describing how they are to be rendered for display. Such multimedia presentations can adapt to viewing circumstances as well as to viewer preferences and behavior, and can provide a richer link between content creator and consumer. With faster networks and processors, such ideas become applicable to live interpersonal communications as well, creating a more natural and productive alternative to traditional videoconferencing. In this paper is outlined an example of object-based media algorithms and applications developed by my group, and present new hardware architectures and software methods that we have developed to enable meeting the computational requirements of object- based and other advanced media representations. In particular we describe stream-based processing, which enables automatic run-time parallelization of multidimensional signal processing tasks even given heterogenous computational resources.

Bove, V. Michael, Jr.

1998-03-01

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Stereoscopic Media Editing based on 3D Cinematography Principles Chun-Wei Liu1  

E-print Network

of stereoscopic media easy. There will be strong needs for stereoscopic media pro- cessing to crop, make Depth Shift Depth Shift +Fade-in/Fade-out Depth Shift + Blending Figure 2: Results of user studies

Ouhyoung, Ming

80

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

81

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Media education.  

PubMed

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

Strasburger, Victor C

2010-11-01

83

Easy Data Mining for School Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library media centers need to present the data they collect in a way that attracts funding from sources that increasingly look to quantifiable measures rather than qualitative reports before parting with money. Tips on how to compile numbers through Automatic Data Generation as well as Manual Data Generation are offered.

MacDonell, Colleen

2005-01-01

84

Planar Graphical Models which are Easy  

E-print Network

We describe a rich family of binary variables statistical mechanics models on a given planar graph which are equivalent to Gaussian Grassmann Graphical models (free fermions) defined on the same graph. Calculation of the partition function (weighted counting) for such a model is easy (of polynomial complexity) as reducible to evaluation of a Pfaffian of a matrix of size equal to twice the number of edges in the graph. In particular, this approach touches upon Holographic Algorithms of Valiant and utilizes the Gauge Transformations discussed in our previous works.

Vladimir Y. Chernyak; Michael Chertkov

2010-09-29

85

Science can't explain the big bang -there is still scope for a creator (We should not dismiss the concept of intelligent-design lessons in  

E-print Network

Science can't explain the big bang - there is still scope for a creator (We should not dismiss: "Alongside the theory of evolution and the big bang theory about what followed after the big bang, it cannot in fact explain how "something" (the energy

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Media Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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New Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Downtown Business Quarterly, 1998

1998-01-01

88

Social Media for School Communication. Research into Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's easy to dismiss social media as a fascination of young people but to do so minimizes one of the fastest growing trends in technology. The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently found that over 71% of teens have a Facebook profile and 75% of adults have one too. Social media tools have become the way for a school or business to…

Williamson, Ronald

2012-01-01

89

Kraith Creator"s Manual Issue 1  

E-print Network

as they received. Through this exchange, their relationship grew stronger through the years. Because of their very natures, each man was incapable of developing such a relationship with any other person. And, as every human knows instinctively, without such a... of the First Realm and felt unequal to the chore of being the wife of such a one. Further, she felt that Vulcan's future would be better assured if Spock's children had a Vulcan mother. D. She cherish's Spock in such a way that she wants his happiness more...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

1973-01-01

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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

91

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

92

Fast and Easy Sample Dialysis When downstream quality matters,  

E-print Network

Fast and Easy Sample Dialysis When downstream quality matters, make sure your upstream tools are the best #12;Fast and Easy Sample Dialysis for Buffer Exchange, Sample Desalting or Sample Concentration with a perfectly designed dialysis device. Choose the right device from Merck Millipore's portfolio of sample

Lebendiker, Mario

93

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

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Astronomy Media Player  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the planets to various interstellar bodies, learning about astronomy can be fun and engaging. One way to learn about such matters is via podcasts, and this website is committed to finding the best astronomy podcasts from various places around the world. Users can get started by looking at one the following sections: "General", "Observing", "Courses", "Your Questions", "Observations", and "Top Ten". Each section contains a host of current (and former) podcasts. Persons looking to find answers to specific astronomy queries will want to look over podcasts like "Ask an Astronomer" and "Brain Bites" in the "Your Questions" area. The "Observatories" area is equally delightful, and it contains links to podcasts such as "Gemini Observatory" and "W.M. Keck Observatory". Of course, the social media options on the site are quite good, and it's easy to reference such treasures on Facebook, Digg, and so on.

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Media, media practice and cultural studies  

E-print Network

MA in Digital Media MA in Filmmaking MA in Gender and Media MA in Media and Cultural Studies MA in Digital Documentary, MA in Digital Media, MA in Filmmaking A first- or upper second-class undergraduateMedia, media practice and cultural studies MPhil, PhD Normally a Masters degree with a Merit

Sussex, University of

97

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

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

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Media Highlights 2 Media Highlights  

E-print Network

overall marketing and public affairs strategy. #12;Media Highlights 3 Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws of our students their views on whether prostitution should be legalised in January. `The House', which

Chittka, Lars

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MetMedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The tagline on the MetMedia website is "see the Museum in new ways." To live up to this claim, the Metropolitan Museum has gathered a variety of media, presented in an easy to navigate tabbed display. There's video - 513 short and long videos, arranged in chronological order. The newest video is of TEDxMET, October 19th, a day-long ticketed program that explored "signature buildings, singular stories, modern lives, and medieval beliefs, featuring speakers and performances from a range of disciplines." Videos can be browsed by Collection or location in the Museum that they are related to, such as the American Wing. Current available audio includes a 6-minute podcast of Curator Andrew Bolton discussing "PUNK: Chaos to Couture," that closed August 11, 2013. There's also a section of apps and games, such as Faking It - view historic photographs before and after retouching. The Kids' Zone provides more games for the younger set, such as "How Van Gogh Made His Mark," demonstrating how a few squiggles made by the artist can add up to a wheat field.

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Generalized Bundle Methods for Sum-Functions with “Easy ...  

E-print Network

Abstract. We propose a modification to the (generalized) bundle scheme for ..... is interesting here because it shows that also in the normal development ..... The last remark may have mislead the reader into thinking that the whole “easy com-.

2011-06-03

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Tally NP Sets and Easy Census Functions Judy Goldsmith 1  

E-print Network

Tally NP Sets and Easy Census Functions Judy Goldsmith 1 Department of Computer Science University Science University of Rochester Rochester, NY 14627, USA ogihara@cs.rochester.edu J¨org Rothe 3 Institut f

Ogihara, Mitsunori

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat  

MedlinePLUS

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

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Easy Impossibility Proofs for Distributed Consensus Problems Michael J. Fischer  

E-print Network

Haven, CT Nancy A. Lynch Mass. Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA Michael Merritt AT&T Bell Labs. Murray Hill, NJ, and Mass. Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA Abstract Easy proofs are given, of the impossibility

Lynch, Nancy

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New package for Belleville spring permits rate change, easy disassembly  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A spring package, with grooves to hold the spring washers at the inner and outer edges, reduces hysteresis to a minimum. Three-segment retainers permit easy disassembly so that the spring rate can be changed.

Mac Glashan, W. F.

1964-01-01

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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. ...

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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

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Media Training  

ScienceCinema

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

None

2011-10-06

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Economic & Reliable The Easy Introduction to the World of pH  

E-print Network

FiveEasyTM Economic & Reliable The Easy Introduction to the World of pH FiveEasyTM Bench Instruments FiveEasy Plus FiveEasy pH mV / ORP Conductivity TDS Salinity #12;FiveEasyPlusTM /FiveEasyTM Water No matter whether it's a lake or a sewage plant ­ compliance to cer- tain pH and conductivity values

Woodall, Jerry M.

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Streaming Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pulley, John

2009-01-01

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libello demonstrare, quod Creator  

E-print Network

mundi huius mobilis, et dispositione coelorum, ad illa quinque regularia corpora, inde a Pythagora et Platone, ad nos utque, celebratissima respexerit, atque ad illorum naturam coelorum numerum, proportiones, et motuum rationem accommodaverit. (J. Kepler, Myst. Cosm. [20]) Abstract We prove the existence of a number of smooth periodic motions u ? of the classical Newtonian N–body problem which, up to a relabeling of the N particles, are invariant under the rotation group R of one of the five Platonic polyhedra. The number N coincides with the order |R | of R and the particles have all the same mass. Our approach is variational and u ? is a minimizer of the Lagrangean action A on a suitable subset K of the H 1 T–periodic maps u: R ? R 3N. The set K is a cone and is determined by imposing to u both topological and symmetry constraints which are defined in terms of the rotation group R. There exist infinitely many such cones K, all with the property that A|K is coercive. For a certain number of them, using level estimates and local deformations, we show that minimizers are free of collisions and therefore classical solutions of the N–body problem with a rich geometric–kinematic structure. 2 G. Fusco, G. F. Gronchi, P. Negrini List of symbols symbol meaning

G. Fusco; G. F. Gronchi; P. Negrini; Optimus Maximus; In Creatione

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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 ...

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ADSORPTIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES: MEDIA SELECTION  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chu, Donna; Lee, Alice Y. L.

2014-01-01

115

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 ...

Albion Middle School Library--Mrs. Bates

2007-06-23

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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.

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

PubMed Central

Introduction: Media and Information literacy (MIL) enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right. The purpose of this research was to determine the amount of Media and Information Literacy among Isfahan University of Medical Sciences’ students using Iranian Media and Information Literacy Questionnaire (IMILQ). Methods: This is an applied analytical survey research in which the data were collected by a researcher made questionnaire, provided based on specialists’ viewpoints and valid scientific works. Its validity and reliability were confirmed by Library and Information Sciences specialists and Cronbach’s alpha (r=0.89) respectively. Statistical population consisted of all students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (6000 cases) and the samples were 361. Sampling method was random stratified sampling. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The findings showed that the mean level of Media and Information Literacy among Isfahan University of Medical Sciences’ students was 3.34±0.444 (higher than average). The highest mean was promotion of scientific degree with 3.84±0.975 and the lowest mean was difficulties in starting research with 2.50±1.08. There was significant difference between educational degree, college type and family’s income and amount of Media and Information Literacy. Conclusion: The results showed that the students didn’t have enough skills in starting the research, defining the research subject as well as confining the research subject. In general, all students and education practitioners should pay special attention to factors affecting in improving Media and Information Literacy as a main capability in using printed and electronic media. PMID:25684848

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

2014-01-01

118

The Media Laboratory Media Lab Expansion  

E-print Network

demonstrated the social and intellectual benefits of this type of open, flexible space. It is expected that is characteristic of the Media Lab. Overall, the building is designed to maximize social and intellectualThe Media Laboratory Media Lab Expansion The new Media Lab building will support innovative

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

PubMed

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

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

2009-01-01

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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

121

easyCBM Norms. 2014 Edition. Technical Report #1409  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

122

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

123

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

124

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

125

U-verse Easy Remote App Connecting Your World  

E-print Network

) The U-verse Easy Remote app is currently available for download free of charge in the iTunes store customers to U-verse TV, ultimately simplifying their lives. How did the idea hatch? Developed Labs researcher Harry Chang, "Two of the most important questions people ask themselves when they come

Fisher, Kathleen

126

Myopia Glasses and Optical Power Estimation: An Easy Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados

2015-02-01

127

Technical Manual: easyCBM. Technical Report #1408  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the easyCBM© learning system was first published in 2006, over $8 million of federal funding (both from the Office of Special Education Programs and more recently from the Institute of Education Sciences) has been used to develop, study, and refine the assessments available on the system. This Technical Manual summarizes the ongoing research…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald; Farley, Dan; Irvin, P. Shawn; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Saven, Jessica L.; Wray, Kraig A.

2014-01-01

128

Five Easy Principles to Make Math Moments Count  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool children are learning so many skills--how to cut with scissors, zip zippers, recognize the alphabet and their names, and share toys with others. A strong academic curriculum also requires that children learn more about math (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2000). By following the five easy principles outlined here,…

Cutler, Carrie S.

2011-01-01

129

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

130

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. PMID:19694524

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

2009-01-01

131

Using Easy-Bake Ovens to Teach Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After participating in an internship at the American Institute of Baking, the author developed an innovative way for students to explore basic chemistry concepts through bakery science. An Easy-Bake Oven is a quick and safe oven that is perfect for the classroom. Two activity series are described, one exploring chemical and physical changes, and one exploring pH.

Christine Herald

2004-02-01

132

Easy tour: a new image-based virtual tour system  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe a new image-based virtual tour system: Easy Tour. The system is built on panorama and TIP techniques. With this system, the user can create panoramas and edit hot areas. The hot area in the scene map corresponds to a panorama sight and the hot areas in each panorama correspond to TIP sub-sights. Through modeling the

Zhigeng Pan; Xianyong Fang; Jiaoying Shi; Dan Xu

2004-01-01

133

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

134

Optimum Transfer Guide: Electronic Media & Communications Why Study Electronic Media?  

E-print Network

Optimum Transfer Guide: Electronic Media & Communications Why Study Electronic Media? The Electronic Media program is de- signed to train story-tellers proficient in convergent media forms who can professional courses in electronic media, visual communications, digital media production, photography

Gelfond, Michael

135

Media College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Provably Secure Authentication of Digital Media Through Invertible Watermarks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent advances in multimedia technology have made the manipulation of digital images, videos or audio files easy. On the one hand the broad availability of these new capabilities enabled numerous new applications. On the other hand, for the same reasons, digital media can easily be forged by almost anyone. To counteract this risk, fragile watermarks were proposed to protect

Jana Dittmann; Stefan Katzenbeisser; Christian Schallhart; Helmut Veith

2004-01-01

137

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

138

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

139

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

140

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

141

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

142

Learning Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers' Domain, produced by WGBH and funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is "a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can." The website offers "classroom-ready resources, as well as media-rich lesson plans and professional development resources" on Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering, and The Civil Rights Movement. The resources are organized by grade level and correlated to national and state standards. To access the Domain, users must complete the free registration form. However, visitors can go through an introductory tour without registering in order to get an idea of what the site offers.

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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

144

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

145

NCI Digital Media Guidelines  

Cancer.gov

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

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-08-01

147

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.

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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

149

Easy fabrication of electrically insulating nanogaps by transfer printing.  

PubMed

An easy and cost-effective method to reproducibly fabricate nanogaps over a large area is introduced. Gold is evaporated on low-aspect-ratio polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) stamps at an angle of 60°. Afterwards, the stamp is brought into contact with a silicon/silicon dioxide substrate and subsequently peeled at rates varying from 1 to 3 mm s(-1), resulting in the fabrication of nanogaps between two gold electrodes. The fabrication of insulating nanogaps with a width down to 50 nm is demonstrated. PMID:21793203

Fakhr, Omar; Altpeter, Philipp; Karrai, Khaled; Lugli, Paolo

2011-09-01

150

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

151

Digital Media Developing Digital  

E-print Network

Developing Digital Media Developing Digital Media Digital Media Case Study During 2012, IT Services component of student and staff development." In terms of the use of digital media for teaching, Mark Dixon this digital content, mentorship of paramedic students was informal and delivered locally. According to Mairéad

152

Who Owns the Media?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. We find that almost universally the largest media firms are owned by the government or by private families. Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. We then examine two theories of government ownership of the media: the public interest (Pigouvian) theory, according

Simeon Djankov; McLiesh Caralee; Tatiana Nenova; Andrei Shleifer

2003-01-01

153

WHO OWNS THE MEDIA?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. We find that almost universally the largest media firms are owned by the government or by private families. Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. We then examine two theories of government ownership of the media: the public interest (Pigouvian) theory, according

SIMEON DJANKOV; CARALEE MCLIESH; TATIANA NENOVA

2002-01-01

154

Media Literacy Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an up-to-date bibliography of resources available for teaching media literacy. Groups resources into the areas of media education methodology, mass media texts, general background, television, film, the news and medium of print, advertising, gender and the media, popular culture, popular music and rock video, periodicals, and…

Duncan, Barry

1989-01-01

155

Selecting Media for Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine the effects of instruction on using a formal media selection procedure on the media selection choices made by novice instructional designers. Twenty-nine male and female graduate students enrolled in a media design course at Arizona State University participated in the study. Media design problems were used…

Evans, L. J.

156

Teaching (With) Alternative Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay examines a variety of approaches to teaching about and with alternative media across a media studies curriculum. I locate this discussion in the context of ongoing debates surrounding the theory and practice of critical media literacy (Kellner and Share, 2005; Lewis and Jhally, 1998). The essay proceeds with examples of teaching (with) alternative media in two courses: an

Kevin Howley

157

Social media Introduction  

E-print Network

Social media guidelines #12;Introduction Social networking tools and media sites are two social media can provide a rich experience for collaboration and the sharing of knowledge, ideas will help ensure that your programs social media align with the U of S position and best practices

Saskatchewan, University of

158

Living within the Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares how media affects her as a teenager. The author says that media has such a relationship with the world today, specifically with teenagers like her. Media gives off so much information that can be valid or invalid, positive or negative. The media can persuade anyone to do something or to think a certain way.…

Griffin, Erin

2005-01-01

159

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

160

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

161

Why Media Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Locatis, Craig

2007-01-01

162

Promoting Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "critical viewing" model for teaching media studies is based on the assumptions that mass media spread evil influences and viewers are mindless and passive media consumers. In contrast, a "cultural reflective" model of media studies would enhance cultural understanding by enabling students to seek alternative ways to think about culture and…

Lee, Alice Yuet Lin

1997-01-01

163

Expanding global forest management: An easy first' proposal  

SciTech Connect

World leaders have become increasingly aware of the contributions of sustainable forest resources to political, social, economic, and environmental health. As a result, interest is growing for a world treaty or protocol on forest management and protection. This article focuses on global forest management. The first section discusses the current situtation in global forest management (10-12% of the total). Benefits of global benefit to management included sustained and even increased yield, slowing of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and conservation of biodiversity and increase sustainable use options. The Noordwijk Goal is discussed as one example of concrete global action. Finally, the easy first approach is presented in detail. It involves starting in areas where the obstacles are minimal to develop early momentum and a can do outlook for implementation. Difficulties of this approach involve dealing with the political, social, and economic aspects of resource constraints that many nations face daily. But the easy first approach attempts to demonstrate that not all financial commitments, political agreements and forest management techniques must be in place for work to start.

Winjum, J.K. (Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR (United States)); Meganck, R.A. (United Nations Environment Programme, Kingston (Jamaica)); Dixon, R.K.

1993-04-01

164

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE PENETRATION OF ⁶°Co $gamma$RAY THROUGH FINITE HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA. PART I  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buildup factors are obtained experimentally for heterogeneous media, ; composed of various combinations of materials (HâO, Fe, and Pb), for Co\\/sup ; 60\\/ gamma rays. On the basis of the results, an empirical formula is obtained ; that is acceptable physically and capable of quick and easy calculation of ; buildup factors for heterogeneous media composed of arbitrary combinations of

H. Mochizuki; Y. Tanaka; Y. Higashihara; K. Nagato; K. Yorihisa

1962-01-01

165

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

166

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.

167

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 â??fatigue, easy bruising, and a left lower leg cellulitesâ?. 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 â??Final Diagnosisâ? section contains the attending doctorâ??s 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

168

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices.  

PubMed

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

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

2015-01-01

169

Easy and hard testbeds for real-time search algorithms  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-12-31

170

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

171

Biased random satisfiability problems: from easy to hard instances.  

PubMed

In this paper we study biased random K -satisfiability ( K -SAT) problems in which each logical variable is negated with probability p . This generalization provides us a crossover from easy to hard problems and would help us in a better understanding of the typical complexity of random K -SAT problems. The exact solution of 1-SAT case is given. The critical point of K -SAT problems and results of replica method are derived in the replica symmetry framework. It is found that in this approximation alpha(c) proportional p(-(K-1)) for p --> 0. Solving numerically the survey propagation equations for K = 3 we find that for p < p* approximately 0.17 there is no replica symmetry breaking and still the SAT-UNSAT transition is discontinuous. PMID:16089814

Ramezanpour, A; Moghimi-Araghi, S

2005-06-01

172

Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model using Easy Java Simulation  

E-print Network

We develop an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize geostationary orbits near Earth, modeled using Java 3D implementation of the EJS 3D library. The simplified physics model is described and simulated using simple constant angular velocity equation. Four computer model design ideas such as 1) simple and realistic 3D view and associated learning to real world, 2) comparative visualization of permanent geostationary satellite 3) examples of non-geostationary orbits of different 3-1) rotation sense, 3-2) periods, 3-3) planes and 4) incorrect physics model for conceptual discourse are discussed. 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; 10.1088/0031-9120/48/1/72

2012-01-01

173

When easy comes hard: the development of adaptive strategy selection.  

PubMed

Can children learn to select the right strategy for a given problem? In one experiment, 9- to 10-year-olds (N = 50), 11- to 12-year-olds (N = 50), and adults (N = 50) made probabilistic inferences. Participants encountered environments favoring either an information-intensive strategy that integrates all available information or an information-frugal strategy that relies only on the most valid pieces of information. Nine- to 10-year-olds but not older children or adults had more difficulties learning to select an information-frugal strategy than an information-intensive strategy. This counterintuitive finding is explained by children's less developed ability to selectively attend to relevant information, an ability that seems to develop during late childhood. The results suggest that whether a strategy can be considered "easy" depends on the development of specific cognitive abilities. PMID:21410920

Mata, Rui; von Helversen, Bettina; Rieskamp, Jörg

2011-01-01

174

Life on Easy Street: The Persistent Need for Embodied Hopes and Down-to-Earth Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the greatest challenges we face in kinesiology is changing behavior--specifically, converting habitually sedentary individuals into active human beings. This task is not an easy one. Thus, when we adopt Easy Street strategies that focus on introducing, informing, and entertaining, we have very little hope of effecting such conversions. Easy…

Kretchmar, R. Scott

2006-01-01

175

Media Directors Help Plan a Media Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to plan a more useful media course for advertising majors at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a survey was conducted, along with a series of informal interviews, of media directors with large and small advertising firms. The five participating directors completed broad questionnaires on which they rated on a five-point…

Crowley, John H.

176

Using Social Media to Teach Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By showing students how to use Web-based channels to inform publics, advocate positions, contest claims, and organize action around issues they care about, participatory media education can influence civic behavior positively throughout their lives. Participatory media literacy is necessarily a hands-on enterprise, requiring active use of digital…

Rheingold, Howard

2008-01-01

177

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.

178

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- ...

179

Who Owns the Media?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families.Djankov, McLiesh, Nenova, and Shleifer examine patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. They find that almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families.Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. Government

Andrei Shleifer; Caralee McLiesh; Tatiana Nenova; Simeon Djankov

2001-01-01

180

Media Literacy for Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

T. Southam

2007-06-21

181

Outstanding Media Components.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School media programs in a variety of settings within the state of Georgia that have proven to be successful are described in this publication from the Georgia Department of Education. For each entry, the school, media center, and specific program component of interest are described. The components include: (1) modernization of a media center…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.

182

Media Center: Operations Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to basic technical procedures recommended in the operation of within-school media centers is intended for all Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) media specialists, clerks, aides, and technicians. The first four sections refer to the general media program functions identified in the related manual, "A is for Apple:…

Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

183

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

184

Youth Media and Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses how capacity is conceived of and understood in youth media/civic education programming, and how beliefs about agency, development, relationality and youth manifests in the discourses, programmes, and practices of organizations operating youth media programmes. Through attention to a youth media and development programme in…

Hauge, Chelsey

2014-01-01

185

Adolescence And Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is argued in this article that to develop richer models and more effective pedagogical tools, studies exploring the relationship between mass media and young people need to foreground media use in the context of young peoples' daily lives, as well as in the context of more broad social and political issues that shape how specific media forms are constructed,

Maria Mastronardi

2003-01-01

186

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

187

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

188

Understanding Group Structures and Properties in Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The rapid growth of social networking sites enables people to connect to each other more conveniently than ever. With easy-to-use\\u000a social media, people contribute and consume contents, leading to a new form of human interaction and the emergence of online\\u000a collective behavior. In this chapter, we aim to understand group structures and properties by extracting and profiling communities\\u000a in social

Lei Tang; Huan Liu

189

Validation of an Effective, Easy-to-Make Hemostasis Simulator.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to describe the construction method of a cost-effective, easy-to-make hemostasis simulator and to compare its effectiveness as a training tool to cadaver training. The simulator is made of materials commonly found in hospitals and clinics. These include a column manometer, a 500-ml saline bag, two intravenous fluid lines, a three-way stopcock, and a 6-mm-diameter Penrose drain. The device was tested on 10 final-year veterinary students. All participants tied 40 knots on the simulator and 40 knots on equine jejunal arteries sourced from a local abattoir. They were then asked to fill out a questionnaire comparing both methods. Participants assigned an overall assessment median score of 8.5/10 to the simulator and of 6.2/10 to cadaver practice. The simulator provided reliable haptic feedback, giving trainees a lifelike feel very close to that experienced when actually closing a blood vessel. In addition, it was effective in objectively evaluating students' ability to place ligatures on vessels. After adequate training, students' skills had significantly improved, alongside their confidence in placing hemostatic sutures. This proves our model is also useful in teaching basic open-surgery skills. Finally, its low production cost makes it ideally suited for self-practice. PMID:25547904

Giusto, Gessica; Comino, Francesco; Gandini, Marco

2015-01-01

190

The IBA Easy-E-Beam Integrated Processing System  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-06-01

191

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

192

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

193

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2015-01-01

194

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

195

Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices  

PubMed Central

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

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

2015-01-01

196

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 explore how pendulum motion is affected by changing length of the string, initial angle, and mass of the bob. Adjust the acceleration due to gravity to simulate pendulum motion on another planet. Energy bar graphs can be displayed in stepped motion alongside the swinging pendulum to get a clear picture of kinetic/potential energy conversion. Click on "Forces" to see free body diagrams. Advanced learners can view graphs of angular position, angular velocity, and angular acceleration as well. The model is simple enough for middle school students to manipulate, yet also provides an array of robust tools that render it appropriate for introductory physics courses. See Related Materials for a multi-day module on simple harmonic motion (Science NetLinks) and for instructions on installing and running the cost-free EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool. 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.

2009-09-02

197

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

198

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

199

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.

Irwin Slesnick

2004-01-01

200

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

201

Communication, Media and Film Media are all around us, influencing  

E-print Network

BA in Communication, Media and Film. Additionally, we offer a Combined Honours Program in Digital focus on a particular area of study within Communication, Media and Film such as new media and digital culture; digital media production; popular culture and media literacy; advertising, public relations

202

Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media  

E-print Network

Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media A Comparison of Self-Protecting Digital Content and AACS Independent Security Evaluators www.securityevaluators.com May 3, 2005 Copyright for Optical Media 2 #12;Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media 3 Executive

Amir, Yair

203

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

204

Location-based personalized social media service for the Smart Phone: Distributed social contents sharings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the conventional Social Network Services (SNS) provides a solution for internetworking social users to share information and social media contents based on the Web, there are additional requirements to support increasing demands of social users with commencing Web 2.0 and Semantic Web technologies. With increasing popularity of social network services and smartphones, there are easy accesses and chances for

Jung-Tae Kim; Jong-Hoon Lee; Hoon-Ki Lee; Eui-Hyun Paik

2011-01-01

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N.

2013-01-01

206

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

207

CoolStreaming\\/DONet: A Data-Driven Overlay Network for Efficient Live Media Streaming  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents DONet, a Data-driven Overlay Network for live media streaming. The core operations in DONet are very simple: every node peri- odically exchanges data availability information with a set of partners, and retrieves unavailable data from one or more partners, or supplies available data to partners. We emphasize three salient features of this data-driven design: 1) easy to

Xinyan Zhang; Bo Liz; Tak-Shing Peter Yum

2005-01-01

208

Arbitrarily wide-angle wave equations for complex media Murthy N. Guddati *  

E-print Network

indicates, represent waves propagating in 0045-7825/$ - see front matter Ó 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights to easy numerical implementation. Ó 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: One-way wave as elastic media (e.g. phase-shift migration [6] and elasticity SAFT [7]). However, the frequency­ wavenumber

Guddati, Murthy N.

209

Why do we blog? From the perspectives of technology acceptance and media choice factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blogs, or weblogs, have rapidly grown in recent years. Blogs are easy to use, possess interactive features and attract widespread use, leading them to be recognised as a communication medium in web-based information technology. However, why do so many people use blogs? The purpose of this study is to incorporate the technology acceptance model (TAM) with media choice factors to

Yao-Sheng Chang; Chyan Yang

2012-01-01

210

The Remote Media Immersion (RMI)  

E-print Network

the ultimate digital media delivery platform. Its streaming media server delivers multiple high- bandwidth aspects). The hope is that our advances in digital media delivery will enable new applicationsThe Remote Media Immersion (RMI) system blends multiple cutting- edge media technologies to create

Shahabi, Cyrus

211

Social Media Ad Metrics Definitions  

E-print Network

Social Media Ad Metrics Definitions Released May 2009 #12;Social Media Metrics Definitions © 2008 & Social Media Committee. About the IAB's User-Generated Content & Social Media Committee: The User-Generated Content & Social Media Committee of the IAB is comprised of over 150 member companies dedicated to helping

Collins, Gary S.

212

Sociale Media en Politie Bacheloropdracht  

E-print Network

1 Sociale Media en Politie Bacheloropdracht Auteur: Raphaela Runge, s1098632 Faculteit of social media in society has the effect that almost every citizen is using it. Social media are both used in the private field, and the work field. Social media makes it possible to place. Social media makes it possible

Vellekoop, Michel

213

Some Media Relations Success Stories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A panel of 29 extension faculty/staff members who work well with the media were interviewed to identify ways to improve their media relations. Reasons for working with the media, ways to develop relationships with media representatives, and suggestions for creating a more favorable climate for media relations in universities were noted. (JOW)

Sperbeck, John M.

1997-01-01

214

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

215

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

216

Kepler's praise of the Creator  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kepler's theology stands between the various fronts in a time of religious turmoil. Educated in the Lutheran faith, throughout his life Kepler felt himself a member of the Lutheran Church. However, he refuted the teaching of the universal presence of the Body of Christ which is at the core of the orthodox Lutheran teaching. On this point he agrees with

Jürgen Hübner

1975-01-01

217

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

218

DNA Familial Binding Profiles Made Easy: Comparison of Various Motif Alignment  

E-print Network

DNA Familial Binding Profiles Made Easy: Comparison of Various Motif Alignment and Clustering of familial binding profiles and the first comprehensive platform for analysis of DNA profiles. Detecting modeling studies. Citation: Mahony S, Auron PE, Benos PV (2007) DNA familial binding profiles made easy

Benos, Takis

219

School Security Solutions: Bringing Corporate Safety to Schools and Colleges with EasyLobbyTM Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes software for electronic visitor management (EVM) called EasyLobbyTM, currently in use in thousands of federal and corporate installations throughout the world and its application for school and campus environments. Explains EasyLobbyTM's use to replace visitor logs, capture and store visitor data electronically, and provide badges that…

Pendzick, Richard E.; Downs, Robert L.

2002-01-01

220

easyCBM® Reading Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Grades K-1. Technical Report #1309  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a study to gather criterion-related evidence for Grade K-1 easyCBM® reading measures. We used correlations to examine the relation between the easyCBM® measures and other published measures with known reliability and validity evidence, including the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy…

Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2013-01-01

221

Diagnostic Efficiency of easyCBM[R] Math: Oregon. Technical Report #1009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The easyCBM[R] assessment system is an online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system designed for use within a response to intervention framework. Educators using easyCBM[R] are often interested in using the results to predict students' state test performance. In the following technical document, we report diagnostic efficiency…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2010-01-01

222

Diagnostic Efficiency of easyCBM[R] Math: Washington State. Technical Report #1008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

easyCBM[R] is an online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system designed for use within a response to intervention framework. Educators using easyCBM[R] are often interested in using the results to predict students' state test performance. In the following technical document, we report diagnostic efficiency statistics using a sample…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2010-01-01

223

easyCBM® Reading Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Grades 2-5. Technical Report #1310  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a study to gather criterion-related evidence for Grade 2-5 easyCBM® reading measures. We used correlations to examine the relation between the easyCBM® measures and other published measures with known reliability and validity evidence, including the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and the Dynamic…

Lai, Cheng-Fei; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2013-01-01

224

easyCBM[R] Mathematics Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Oregon State Test. Technical Report #1011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we present the results of a study examining the relation between the math measures available on the easyCBM[R] online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system and the Oregon statewide assessment of mathematics. Designed for use within a response to intervention (RTI) framework, easyCBM[R] is intended to help…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2010-01-01

225

easyCBM[R] Mathematics Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Washington State Test. Technical Report #1010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

easyCBM[R] is an online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system designed for use within a response to intervention (RTI) framework. Part of the purpose of easyCBM[R] is to help educators identify students who may be at risk for failure. Often, students deemed at-risk are those who would be predicted to not pass the state test. Previous…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2010-01-01

226

COMPARISON OF VORTEX NORMAL MODES IN EASY-PLANE FERROMAGNETS AND ANTIFERROMAGNETS  

E-print Network

the dynamic motion of domain walls was applied by Huber [12] to describe the motion of vortices, underCOMPARISON OF VORTEX NORMAL MODES IN EASY-PLANE FERROMAGNETS AND ANTIFERROMAGNETS G. M. Wysin vortices in classical easy-plane ferromagnets (FM) and antiferromagnets (AFM) are studied numerically

Wysin, Gary

227

Digital Media and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2012

2012-01-01

228

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

229

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

230

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

231

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

232

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

233

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

234

Parents and the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we analysed the effects of parental social background and family composition on various types of parental media socialization. We employed the Family Survey Dutch Population 1998, 2000 and 2003 (N=2608), and analysed respondents’ reports of socialization practices in their parental home. Respondents from high-status families report more extensive parental media socialization in all highbrow and guidance activities.

Natascha Notten; Gerbert Kraaykamp

2009-01-01

235

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

236

Social Media. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williamson, Ronald

2010-01-01

237

Resources for News Media  

Cancer.gov

The NCI Media Relations Branch serves as the central news contact for all members of the media. The branch supports the NCI Director, staff, and scientists in their interactions with press to provide accurate, timely information and disseminate cancer research news. Connect with us and explore resources available to journalists writing about cancer.

238

Remodeling the Media Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses items that need to be considered when remodeling a school media center. Highlights include space and location for various functions, including projections of print versus electronic media; electrical and data wiring needs; lighting; security and supervision; and reuse of existing furniture and equipment. (LRW)

Baule, Steven M.

1998-01-01

239

Media Manners Matter!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classrooms are places for learning. The library media center, which is the library media specialist's classroom, should also be a major place for learning. The author, as a classroom teacher for 20 years, knows that for learning to take place, consistency is crucial. Realistic rules and enforcement of these rules helps with this consistency.…

Riggs, Felice

2005-01-01

240

EMMSE Media Index.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

241

Experiential Media Systems EXPERIENTIAL MEDIA SYSTEMS  

E-print Network

reveal new frameworks for successful interactive biofeedback for rehabilitation. In education, examples of experiential media systems [14,17]. Our efforts in our application areas include: Biofeedback: We have been and results. Figure 1: top: biofeedback, middle: tangible interfaces bottom: experiential education. #12

Rikakis, Thanassis

242

Social Justice and Media. Media Corner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Braun, Joseph A., III, Ed.

1994-01-01

243

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

244

Enterprise Library Management for Digital Media with Dynamic Media Synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media players, personal digital assistants and cell phones are rapidly becoming more adept at rendering media files. Support for a plethora of CODECS can be found even in fairly inexpensive devices. While these devices are becoming increasingly capable of rendering media, the media itself has largely been relegated to prerecorded music, radio and television excerpts, and pay per download entertainment

William Kress Bodin; A. M. Grizzaffi

2007-01-01

245

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

246

TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-08-25

247

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

248

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.

249

The Media Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

250

Libraries/Media Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the design of notable school libraries and media centers, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. (EV)

American School & University, 2002

2002-01-01

251

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

252

Teaching with Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation addresses the benefits and challenges of teaching with social media. Examples of student work, assignments, and class projects are included from Linfield College classes and from other institutions, including disciplines other than mass communication.

Susan Currie Sivek

2012-01-01

253

Why the processing of repeated targets are better than that of no repetition: evidence from easy-to-difficult and difficult-to-easy switching situations  

PubMed Central

Background Previous studies have found that the processing of repeated targets are easier than that of non-repetition. Although several theories attempt to explain this issue, the underlying mechanism still remains uncovered. In this study, we tried to address this issue by exploring the underlying brain responses during this process. Methods Brain activities were recorded while thirty participants performing a Stroop task (Chinese version) in the MRI scanner. Using pseudo-random strategies, we created two types of switching conditions (easy-to-difficult; difficult-to-easy) and relevant repeating conditions. Results The results show that, in difficult-to-easy switching situation, higher brain activations are found in left precuneus than repeating ones (the precuneus is thought related with attention demands). In easy-to-difficult switching conditions, higher brain activations are found in precuneus, superior temporal gyrus, posterior cingulate cortex, and inferior frontal gyrus than repeating trials (most of these regions are thought related with executive function). No overlapping brain regions are observed in con_CON and incon_INCON conditions. Beta figures of the survived clusters in different conditions, correlations between brain activations and switch cost were calculated. Conclusions The present study suggests that the feature that response time in switching trials are longer than that in repeating trials are caused by the extra endeavors engaged in the switching processes. PMID:24524597

2014-01-01

254

Perspectives on Bhutanese Media  

E-print Network

. And we have plagiarism on a massive scale in our media industries. Today we are mistaking sensationalism for freedom of speech. That is why I stress the responsibility of the media. Advertising We talk about advertising. Our friend from Holland... tells us that his company functions from an old Church. It strikes me that our monasteries need to start doing some effective advertising before they lose touch with the people, particularly the youth. I mean, of course, healthy advertising...

Dorji, Kinley

2006-01-01

255

Annotating Different Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The combination of different media elements (primarily text and pictures) on the same document has been around for various\\u000a centuries. The idea of combining various media elements together first appeared in [43] when Bush explained his idea of the\\u000a Memex. Eventually with the development of computers, most documents were text based and very few programs (apart from the\\u000a professional desktop

Alexiei Dingli

256

MediaSmarts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian media conglomerate Cochran Communications has provided this compilation of statistics to heighten public awareness of the media industry. Statistics on radio, television, film, video, and Internet ownership, production, and marketing are given in a concise, browsable format. Although Canadian statistics are emphasized, many American and international figures are included and students may benefit from clear bibliographic and web links to a variety of government, think-tank, and news sources.

257

Exploring social media relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate novel techniques for exploring relationship data extracted from social media sites for actionable insights by educators, researchers, and administrators. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper demonstrates how non-programmers can use NodeXL, an open source social network analysis tool built into Excel 2007\\/2010, to collect, analyze, and visualize network data from social media

Derek L. Hansen

2011-01-01

258

Streaming Media Mark D. Hendricks  

E-print Network

is a software or hardware encoder sending media stream to server for distribution (on-demand source = file) §Can download in that file is served using software and protocols optimized for audio and video media ­ faster or Electronic Media #12;Mobile App Development Educational Media Mobile App Production ideas. actions. results

Farritor, Shane

259

Media Education: An Indian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kumar, Keval Joe

260

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

E-print Network

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

Kearnes, Keith A.

261

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

E-print Network

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

Kearnes, Keith A.

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76 FR 58149 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 213 RIN 0750-AH07 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card[supreg] and Aircraft Ground...

2011-09-20

263

Managing Applicants Reference Guide Quick easy steps of Viewing Applications and Changing Workflow States  

E-print Network

Change* Within a search only the hiring managers assigned to that requisition, or EAD Users and HR Users may change workflow states. Hiring managers actionsManaging Applicants Reference Guide Quick easy steps of Viewing Applications

Powers, Robert

264

hal-00110485,version1-30Oct2006 Tree Automata Make Ordinal Theory Easy  

E-print Network

], MSO over graphs of the Caucal hierarchy and graph automata [7,15]. The decidability of the first orderhal-00110485,version1-30Oct2006 Tree Automata Make Ordinal Theory Easy Thierry Cachat LIAFA , automata and a new representation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Easy Leaf Area: Automated digital image analysis for rapid and accurate measurement of leaf area1  

PubMed Central

• Premise of the study: Measurement of leaf areas from digital photographs has traditionally required significant user input unless backgrounds are carefully masked. Easy Leaf Area was developed to batch process hundreds of Arabidopsis rosette images in minutes, removing background artifacts and saving results to a spreadsheet-ready CSV file. • Methods and Results: Easy Leaf Area uses the color ratios of each pixel to distinguish leaves and calibration areas from their background and compares leaf pixel counts to a red calibration area to eliminate the need for camera distance calculations or manual ruler scale measurement that other software methods typically require. Leaf areas estimated by this software from images taken with a camera phone were more accurate than ImageJ estimates from flatbed scanner images. • Conclusions: Easy Leaf Area provides an easy-to-use method for rapid measurement of leaf area and nondestructive estimation of canopy area from digital images. PMID:25202639

Easlon, Hsien Ming; Bloom, Arnold J.

2014-01-01

266

Scheduling of a Parallel Workload: Implementation and Use of the Argonne Easy Scheduler at PDC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scheduling of a workload of parallel jobs on a large parallel computer puts specific demands on a scheduling system. Especially\\u000a if the objective is to give a good service for the largest parallel jobs. In this paper we give an overview of the implementation\\u000a and extensions of the Argonne EASY scheduler at PDC. We describe necessary developments of EASY to

Lars Malinowsky; Per Öster

1998-01-01

267

Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by EasyNAT Diagnostic Kit in Sputum Samples from Tanzania.  

PubMed

The EasyNAT assay was evaluated for the detection of tuberculosis in sputum smears from presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients in an African high-TB and high-HIV setting. The sensitivity of the EasyNAT assay was 66.7%, and the specificity and positive predictive value were 100% for the culture-positive patients. The sensitivity was only 10% in the smear-negative and culture-positive patients. PMID:25609720

Mhimbira, Francis A; Bholla, Maira; Sasamalo, Mohamed; Mukurasi, William; Hella, Jerry J; Jugheli, Levan; Reither, Klaus

2015-04-01

268

Children's media policy.  

PubMed

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

Jordan, Amy B

2008-01-01

269

National Media Laboratory media testing results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Mularie, William

1993-01-01

270

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

271

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.

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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.

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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

274

Media and risky behaviors.  

PubMed

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 form of electronic media. Second, the authors demonstrate that American adolescents are engaging in a number of unhealthful behaviors that impose huge societal costs. Escobar-Chaves and Anderson detail the extent of five critical types of adolescent health risk behaviors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-obesity, smoking, drinking, sexual risk taking, and violence. Obesity, the authors note, has become an epidemic among America's young people. Cigarette smoking among adolescents is one of the ten leading health indicators of greatest government concern. Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are widespread problems among the nation's youth and are the source of the three leading causes of death among youth. More than 20 percent of American high school students have sexual intercourse for the first time before they reach the age of fourteen. And twelve- to twenty-year-olds perpetrated 28 percent of the single-offender and 41 percent of multiple-offender violent crimes in the United States in 2005. Escobar-Chaves and Anderson present and evaluate research findings on the influence of electronic media on these five risk behaviors among adolescents. Researchers, they say, have found modest evidence that media consumption contributes to the problem of obesity, modest to strong evidence that it contributes to drinking and smoking, and strong evidence that it contributes to violence. Research has been insufficient to find links between heavy media exposure and early sexual initiation. The authors note the need for more large-scale longitudinal studies that specifically examine the cumulative effects of electronic media on risky health behavior. PMID:21338009

Escobar-Chaves, Soledad Liliana; Anderson, Craig A

2008-01-01

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Using the media.  

PubMed

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

1994-01-01

276

Environmental Media Services (EMS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Lycos RichMedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

278

Anti-Social Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What is the anti-social media? It can be many things, but this particular study from the Demos group "aims to inform the discussion over free speech and hate speech by examining specifically the way racial, religious and ethnic slurs are employed on Twitter." This 51-page paper from February 2014 looks into how various terms are deployed on Twitter via in-depth analysis. It's quite fascinating as the team looks at a wide range of terms and also offers some substantial analysis of their findings and the possible broader implications of their work. For fans and critics of social media alike, this is a great trove of information.

2014-02-07

279

Media and Influence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The public information media provides information on current events (news), entertainment (programming), and opinions offered by trusted public sources (e.g., business, academic or religious spokespersons, journalists, and government officials). Consequently, it is a major force in shaping a populace's attitudes toward significant social issues and of great interest to intervention planners. The chapter attempts to provide modelers and intervention analysts alike with sufficient understanding of media mechanisms and current research that they can begin contributing to, and benefiting from this important area of study.

Bennett, William H.

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The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE) version 1.0. Volume 1: Executive overview  

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 many stand-alone engineering analysis programs. Using EASIE, programs are integrated through a relational database management system. Volume 1, Executive Overview, gives an overview of the functions provided by EASIE and describes their use. Three operational design systems based upon the EASIE software are briefly described.

Rowell, Lawrence F.; Davis, John S.

1989-01-01

281

DeadEasy neurons: automatic counting of HB9 neuronal nuclei in Drosophila.  

PubMed

Research into the genetic basis of nervous system development and neurodegenerative diseases requires counting neurons to find out the extent of neurogenesis or neuronal loss. Drosophila is a widely used model organism for in vivo studies. However, counting neurons throughout the nervous system of the intact animal is humanly unfeasible. Automatic methods for cell counting in intact Drosophila are desirable. Here, we show a method called DeadEasy Neurons to count the number of neurons stained with anti-HB9 antibodies in Drosophila embryos. DeadEasy Neurons employs image filtering and mathematical morphology techniques in 2D and 3D, followed by identification of nuclei in 3D based on minimum volume, to count automatically the number of HB9 neurons in vivo. The resultant method has been validated for Drosophila embryos and we show here how it can be used to address biological questions. Counting neurons with DeadEasy is very fast, extremely accurate, and objective, and it enables analyses otherwise humanly unmanageable. DeadEasy Neurons can be modified by the user for other applications, and it will be freely available as an ImageJ plug-in. DeadEasy Neurons will be of interest to the microscopy, image processing, Drosophila, neurobiology, and biomedical communities. PMID:20162534

Forero, Manuel G; Pennack, Jenny A; Hidalgo, Alicia

2010-04-01

282

Easy Access  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School and university restrooms, locker and shower rooms have specific ADA accessibility requirements that serve the needs of staff, students and campus visitors who are disabled as a result of injury, illness or age. Taking good care of them is good for the reputation of a sensitive community institution, and fosters positive public relations.…

Gettelman, Alan

2009-01-01

283

Easy Stats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

U.S. Census Bureau

2012-08-27

284

Easy Bruising  

MedlinePLUS

... use . Home Symptom Checkup Injury Checkup Disease Checkup Women's Checkup Pregnancy Checkup Baby Checkup Mens Checkup Stephen J. Schueler, M.D. About Stephen J. Schueler, MD How it Works Testimonials FAQ for Consumers FAQ for Physicians News Advertising Terms of Use Contact Us Site Map How ...

285

Breathe Easy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Epstien, Barb

1999-01-01

286

[Laser Nd-Yag assisted myringotomy for secretory otitis media in children].  

PubMed

The aim of the study was assessment of the qualities of ND-YAG laser assisted myringotomy as a treatment for secretory otitis media. Nd-Yag laser myringotomy was performed on 52 children (104 ears) mean age 6.8 years diagnosed with secretory otitis media and recurrent secretory otitis media (14.4%). Myringotomy was performed under general anesthesia using the laser (CWNd-YAG laser 3100 Sharplan). Adenoidectomy alone or with tonsillotomy was performed at the same time. Laser tympanostomies remained patent for 6-35 days. All tympanostomies healed with no noticeable scarring. In 15 ears pressure equalization tubes were inserted after myringotomy with laser. Septoplasty performed in 5 children. Laser myringotomy appears to be a safe, and easy to performed, alternative technique in the treatment of secretory otitis media. PMID:16358860

Zawi?lak, Jerzy; Polberg, Krzysztof; Obsza?ska, Bogus?awa; Stepulak, Andrzej

2005-09-01

287

Media Now: A Historical Review of a Media Literacy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Friesem, Yonty; Quaglia, Diane; Crane, Ed

2014-01-01

288

Contextualised Media for Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we analyse how contextualised media can be used to support learning. Additionally, the advantages of contextualised learning and the types of learning that are fit to be supported are discussed. Our focus throughout the paper will be on lifelong learning, and the integration of formal and informal learning therein. However, we think, to this date, most of

Tim De Jong; Marcus Specht; Rob Koper

2008-01-01

289

The Media in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a brief history of television and radio in China and describes the use of television, radio, and film there, noting the number of television sets, radios, public loudspeakers, and cinemas. Article is comprised of extracts from the author's 193-page publication "China Media Industry Report 1980." (JD)

Howkins, John

1980-01-01

290

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

291

Media Literacy as Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Early Childhood/Teen Communications Project" conducted a pilot investigation of two grade 7-8 combination classes at a K-12 alternative school in Seattle, Washington. The students (approximately 55) were given the opportunity to work with media literacy materials over a four-week period for about 1.5 hours each day. This paper describes the…

Holliway, David; Karovsky, Penelope

292

Media Literacy: Good News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenner, Adam; Rivera, Sheryl

2007-01-01

293

Microphones and Educational Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Page, Marilyn

294

Computing and digital media  

E-print Network

, with at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 23 in Writing. For alternative English language) BSc (Hons) in Games and Multimedia Environments (GAME) BSc (Hons) in Games and Multimedia Environments and digital media at Sussex? · We are a leading centre for teaching and research in many aspects of computing

Sussex, University of

295

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.

296

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

297

Media Embedded Interactions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of literature and two surveys, one of college students and one of a random sample of adults, were used to examine four aspects of media embedded interactions (social behavior in front of a TV or radio): their functions, their environment, their effects, and the reactions of the interactants to them. Television is seen as performing a…

Johnson, J. David

298

Cyberbullying via Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whittaker, Elizabeth; Kowalski, Robin M.

2015-01-01

299

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.

300

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

301

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

302

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

303

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

304

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

PubMed

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

Sethi, Sumer K

2007-05-01

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Comparison of Dyes for Easy Detection of Extracellular Cellulases in Fungi  

PubMed Central

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

2007-01-01

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The Measure of Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

As society continually progresses with on-line resources, many business executives utilize social media to promote their brands conveniently and effectively. Not only do businesses strive to use social media effectively for their company, but decision-makers and consultants try to find new ways to use social media for profitable use. Companies employ social media outlets such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Alyssa Donigan

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2015-01-01

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Validity of thermal activation volume estimated by using Wohlfarth's equation in perpendicular recording hard disk media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The physical volume of thermal switching unit, the activation volume for perpendicular recording media, has been investigated using the Wohlfarth equation based on micromagnetic simulation. It was found that the activation volume obtained from the Wohlfarth equation Vac-Wohlfarth exhibits significant field dependence, which is very different from direct observation of thermal switching process. This shows that Vac-Wohlfarth is invalid for perpendicular recording media. The reason for that was interpreted in terms of the narrow dispersion of the energy barrier for thermal switching, originating from the high degree of easy axes orientation along the direction perpendicular to the film plane.

Igarashi, Masukazu; Akagi, Fumiko; Sugita, Yutaka

2008-04-01

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Media and Young Children's Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary 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 summa- rize the relevant research and provide suggestions for maximizing the positive effects of media and minimizing the negative effects. One focus of

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

2008-01-01

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Media and Young Children's Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 positive effects of media and minimizing the negative effects. One focus of the authors

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

2008-01-01

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Digital Media Design Students Constitution  

E-print Network

Digital Media Design Students Constitution ARTICLE I: ORGANIZATION'S NAME AND PURPOSE Section 1. Name The name of this organization is Digital Media Design Students (DMDS). Section 2: Purpose A. To promote, enhance and further develop educational and social achievements and interests in digital media. B

Jones, Michelle

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Digital Media and Emergent Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of digital media in their preschools, homes, and

Katy Hisrich; Jay Blanchard

2009-01-01

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The State of Media Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media literacy is a term that means many different things to different people—scholars, educators, citizen activists, and the general public. This article reviews the variety of definitions and presents a synthesis of commonalities that most definitions of media literacy share. The review presents an overview of how media literacy has been treated as an issue in curriculum design within the

W. James Potter

2010-01-01

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Media Literacy and Cultural Politics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through an analysis of two representative media--romance fiction and television news--the author argues for production of a media-literate citizenry. Suggestions governed by the Freirean objective of co-intentional education are offered to support media literacy as a form of cultural politics and to advocate its adoption. (Author/CH)

Graham, Robert J.

1989-01-01

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Transmedia Play: Literacy across Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transmedia play is a new way to understand how children develop critical media literacy and new media literacies through their interactions with contemporary media that links stories and structures across platforms. This essay highlights five characteristics of transmedia play that make it particularly useful for learning:…

Alper, Meryl; Herr-Stephenson, Rebecca

2013-01-01

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Memory Processes in Media Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of memory in mediating mass communication effects. Examines (1) the nature of memory, (2) issues in retention and recall of media messages, (3) methods of promoting retention and recall of media messages, and (4) implications of memory processes for mass media effects. (PD)

Kellermann, Kathy

1985-01-01

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Media Makes for Public Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Learning from media: what studies of media projects can help us understand about informing the public about science issues. Saul Rockman, has studied a variety of television and radio projects funded by NSF, NASA, and foundations. He will highlight findings that inform strategies to increase learning about science content and issues through the media, as well as inform policy on communicating complex scientific ideas to citizens of all ages. Rockman has gathered evidence from science media ranging from Bill Nye The Science Guy to BURN, An Energy Journal.Media for Children vs. Adults

Rockman, S.

2013-12-01

318

Taught degrees MA in Creative Media Practice  

E-print Network

informed creative practice across digital media, photography and a range of aural and visual forms.maddox@sussex.ac.uk www.sussex.ac.uk/mfm Essentials Taught degrees MA in Creative Media Practice MA in Digital Documentary MA in Digital Media MA in Gender and Media MA in Media and Cultural Studies MA in Media Practice

Sussex, University of

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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

320

It's so easy to get caught up in daily routines that you may overlook the  

E-print Network

a bath. I may be afraid of heights. I am very determined--that's all part of my growing up. I may "testIt's so easy to get caught up in daily routines that you may overlook the need for a special time undivided attention with no interruptions. The length of time is up to you. Even a small pocket of time

Johnson, Eric E.

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24/7 NurseLine -easy access to health support  

E-print Network

be confusing. 24/7 NurseLine gives your employees toll-free access to trained registered nurses anytime. Our24/7 NurseLine - easy access to health support Always here for your employees Health concerns don and Nevada: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. In Connecticut: Anthem Health Plans, Inc

Schwarz, Thomas

322

Cooperative robotic systems provide design and implementation challenges that are not easy to solve.  

E-print Network

Abstract Cooperative robotic systems provide design and implementation challenges that are not easy to solve. This paper describes a parallel implementation for evolving cooperative robotic behaviour using in which two robots must cooperate to avoid collisions with each other and score goals. The system has

Fernandez, Thomas

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FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARY PROGRAM Easy As FDL | http://www.fdlp.gov  

E-print Network

FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARY PROGRAM Easy As FDL | http://www.fdlp.gov DESIGNATION HANDBOOK FOR FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARIES #12;Designation Handbook for Federal Depository Libraries (Revised 2008) U.29: D 44/3/2008 #12;Designation Handbook for Federal Depository Libraries 3 Preface

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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

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Origin of a magnetic easy axis in pipeline steel L. Clapham,a)  

E-print Network

commonly used methods for detecting defects in these pipes are based on the magnetic flux leakage MFL leakage tools are commonly used for the detection and sizing of defects. In the present study we anisotropic, with a magnetic easy axis in the pipe axial direction. This is of interest because magnetic flux

Clapham, Lynann

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W W W . Q I A G E N . C O M EasyXpressTM  

E-print Network

/2005 Trademarks: QIAGEN® , QIAprep® , EasyXpressTM, HiSpeed® (QIAGEN Group). Strep-tagTM and Strep-TactinTM (IBA as such, are not to be considered unprotected by law. Strep-tag technology for protein purification and detection is covered by US patent 5,506,121, UK patent 2272698 and French patent 93 13 066; Strep

Lebendiker, Mario

327

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilks, Judith; Cutcher, Alexandra; Wilks, Susan

2012-01-01

328

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

329

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

330

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

331

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

332

The Development of the easyCBM CCSS Reading Assessments: Grade 3. Technical Report #1221  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, we document the development and piloting of easyCBM reading measures aligned to the Common Core State Standards, designed for use in screening students at risk for reading difficulty and monitoring their progress as they develop reading skills. The measures, which assess students' ability to respond to…

Alonzo, Julie; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

333

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

334

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

335

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

336

Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Determination of titratable acidity in citrus is a time-consuming and sometimes tedious process, but is commonly practiced in the measurement of citrus maturity. Recently, a new acidity meter has come onto the market that measures titratable acidity using conductivity. This instrument is easy-to-u...

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An Easy Way of Detecting Subdivision Connectivity in a Triangle Mesh Kai Hormann  

E-print Network

An Easy Way of Detecting Subdivision Connectivity in a Triangle Mesh Kai Hormann Computer Graphics In this paper we discuss how a given triangle mesh can be analysed in order to decide whether it has subdivision vertices of a triangle mesh with subdivision connectivity are regular and that the remaining irregular

Hormann, Kai

338

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carlo D'Onofrio; M. Bruccoleri

2006-01-01

339

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

E. Fukuda; S. Harakawa; M. Ikeda

1999-01-01

340

That's easy for you to say: Action identification and speech fluency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Action identification theory holds that an action can be identified by the performer in different ways, and that these various act identities differ in their appropriateness for maintaining the action effectively. Optimal action identification exists when a personally easy action is identified in relatively high-level terms (i.e., the action's effects and implications) or a personally difficult action is identified in

Robin R. Vallacher; Daniel M. Wegner; Maria P. Somoza

1989-01-01

341

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

342

Teach the Way They Learn: 62 Easy, Engaging, & Effective Language Arts Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on quick and easy language arts activities to inspire and motivate students in kindergarten to sixth grades. Ingenious ideas appeal to children's enthusiasm for games, parades, race cars, their own names, and much more. The activities cost little or nothing. They engage young learners, and they work! This book is perfect for a…

Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

2005-01-01

343

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

344

OntoTrack: Fast Browsing and Easy Editing of Large Ontologies  

E-print Network

OntoTrack: Fast Browsing and Easy Editing of Large Ontologies Thorsten Liebig1 and Olaf Noppens1 Dept. of Artificial Intelligence University of Ulm D-89069 Ulm {liebig- nipulation of large ontologies. The system is based on SpaceTree [PGB02] and implemented in Java2D. Onto

Biundo, Susanne

345

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

E-print Network

Breathe easy: Model and control of human respiration for computer animation Victor B. Zordan; Anatomical models; Animation control 1524-0703/$ - see front matter Ó 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reservedLorenzo). www.elsevier.com/locate/gmod Graphical Models 68 (2006) 113­132 #12;1. Introduction In animation

Zordan, Victor

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The Characterization of an Easy-to-Operate Inexpensive Student-Built Fluorimeter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A compact, rugged, and portable fluorimeter was designed and constructed using a 460 nm light-emitting diode for the excitation and a silicon photodiode for detection. The total cost of such an instrument is less than $110, thus allowing for deployment of multiple instruments at low cost. The fluorimeter is easy to operate and has been…

Wigton, Benjamin T.; Chohan, Balwant S.; Kreuter, Rod; Sykes, Dan

2011-01-01

347

Grid Discovery Zone: Virtualization for Exploiting Easy-Management and High-Utilization in Grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a new virtualization strategy for grid called grid discovery zone (GDZ). The virtualization ability of the GDZ is used to exploit the resource utilization and scheduling, easy management and isolation for users in cluster or grid environment. We describe the infrastructure and architecture of GDZ in this paper, which uses Solaris Zone, Sun Grid Engine,

Yuxin Tang; Ruihua Zhang; Simon See; Che Cheung; Chi-hung Chan

2008-01-01

348

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

349

Boston Globe Online THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING  

E-print Network

Boston Globe Online THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING 'OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING BROKE the government could, today, get its hands on all the revenue it can expect to collect in the future, but had, limiting our need to know is not just a Republican responsibility. When it came to publishing

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

351

The Three Bears and Other Plays: Six Easy Plays Especially Written for Educationally Handicapped Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains six easy plays written for educationally handicapped children. The plays are brief, use few characters and simple language and plots, and are based on fairy tales. Titles are: (1) "The Three Bears'" (2) "The Gingerbread Boy'" (3) "Little Red Riding Hood'" (4) "The Three Billy Goats Gruff'" (5) "Hansel and Gretel'" and (6)…

Cassie, Dhyan

352

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

E-print Network

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

Sørensen, Michael

353

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hiskes, Dolores G.

2005-01-01

354

The Good, the Bad, the Difficult, and the Easy: Something Wrong with Information Retrieval Evaluation?  

E-print Network

Easy and difficult questions Figure: Ever feel like this? As lecturers, when we try to assess a student is wrong rather strong positive evaluation if the answer is correct Good and bad students When we have an idea of student's preparation (e.g., because of a previous written exam, or a term project, or after

Mizzaro, Stefano

355

Background: Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) Durable and easy to install: Water  

E-print Network

Background: Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) Benefits Durable and easy to install: Water retaining membranes can last at least 40 years and can be installed quickly and costeffectively permeable marginal soils converting them to much higher production levels of food crops. Better water

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International Women's Media Foundation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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."

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Michael Faraday, media man.  

PubMed

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

Fara, Patricia

2006-03-01

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Volcanoes: Annenberg Media Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Dialysis and contrast media  

Microsoft Academic Search

.   In a previous survey we revealed uncertainty among responders about (a) whether or not to perform hemodialysis in patients\\u000a with severely reduced renal function who had received contrast medium; and (b) when to perform hemodialysis in patients on\\u000a regular treatment with hemodialysis or continuous ambulatory dialysis who received contrast medium. Therefore, the Contrast\\u000a Media Safety Committee of The European

Sameh K. Morcos; Henrik S. Thomsen; Judith A. Webb

2002-01-01

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Cognitive control in media multitaskers.  

PubMed

Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming ubiquitous, although processing multiple incoming streams of information is considered a challenge for human cognition. A series of experiments addressed whether there are systematic differences in information processing styles between chronically heavy and light media multitaskers. A trait media multitasking index was developed to identify groups of heavy and light media multitaskers. These two groups were then compared along established cognitive control dimensions. Results showed that heavy media multitaskers are more susceptible to interference from irrelevant environmental stimuli and from irrelevant representations in memory. This led to the surprising result that heavy media multitaskers performed worse on a test of task-switching ability, likely due to reduced ability to filter out interference from the irrelevant task set. These results demonstrate that media multitasking, a rapidly growing societal trend, is associated with a distinct approach to fundamental information processing. PMID:19706386

Ophir, Eyal; Nass, Clifford; Wagner, Anthony D

2009-09-15

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Cognitive control in media multitaskers  

PubMed Central

Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming ubiquitous, although processing multiple incoming streams of information is considered a challenge for human cognition. A series of experiments addressed whether there are systematic differences in information processing styles between chronically heavy and light media multitaskers. A trait media multitasking index was developed to identify groups of heavy and light media multitaskers. These two groups were then compared along established cognitive control dimensions. Results showed that heavy media multitaskers are more susceptible to interference from irrelevant environmental stimuli and from irrelevant representations in memory. This led to the surprising result that heavy media multitaskers performed worse on a test of task-switching ability, likely due to reduced ability to filter out interference from the irrelevant task set. These results demonstrate that media multitasking, a rapidly growing societal trend, is associated with a distinct approach to fundamental information processing. PMID:19706386

Ophir, Eyal; Nass, Clifford; Wagner, Anthony D.

2009-01-01

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VGN-AW11XU/Q Highend 18,4" VAIO Notebook fr Foto-Enthusiasten mit integriertem Blu-ray  

E-print Network

Security Suite (60 Tage kostenlose Virus-Updates), VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 CD/DVD/BD: Easy Media Creator® Reader® 8.1, Microsoft® Office Trial 2007 (60 Tage Try & Buy) Security&Utilities: McAfee InternetDVD BD 8 for VAIO, VAIO Music Box, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.5, DivX Player & Converter, Adobe

Röder, Beate

364

Market Brief AT&T Connect is an easy-to-use conferencing service backed by  

E-print Network

2: Promote · Send promotional emails to your mailing list. · Use social media to get the word out to overcome competitive disadvantages · Launch new products or services; unlock new markets · Improve ROI

Fisher, Kathleen

365

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

366

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

367

Garden City Schools' Media Centers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ms. Schultz

2007-03-26

368

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.

369

Poromechanics of microporous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-04-01

370

Kinematics of deformable media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate the kinematics of deformations in two and three dimensional media by explicitly solving (analytically) the evolution equations (Raychaudhuri equations) for the expansion, shear and rotation associated with the deformations. The analytical solutions allow us to study the dependence of the kinematical quantities on initial conditions. In particular, we are able to identify regions of the space of initial conditions that lead to a singularity in finite time. Some generic features of the deformations are also discussed in detail. We conclude by indicating the feasibility and utility of a similar exercise for fluid and geodesic flows in a flat and curved spacetimes.

Dasgupta, Anirvan; Nandan, Hemwati; Kar, Sayan

2008-07-01

371

Kinematics of deformable media  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the kinematics of deformations in two and three dimensional media by explicitly solving (analytically) the evolution equations (Raychaudhuri equations) for the expansion, shear and rotation associated with the deformations. The analytical solutions allow us to study the dependence of the kinematical quantities on initial conditions. In particular, we are able to identify regions of the space of initial conditions that lead to a singularity in finite time. Some generic features of the deformations are also discussed in detail. We conclude by indicating the feasibility and utility of a similar exercise for fluid and geodesic flows in a flat and curved spacetimes.

Dasgupta, Anirvan [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302 (India)], E-mail: anir@mech.iitkgp.ernet.in; Nandan, Hemwati [Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302 (India)], E-mail: hnandan@cts.iitkgp.ernet.in; Kar, Sayan [Department of Physics and Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302 (India)], E-mail: sayan@cts.iitkgp.ernet.in

2008-07-15

372

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

373

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

374

Triangular and Kagome Antiferromagnets with a Strong Easy-Axis Anisotropy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider S>3/2 kagome and triangular lattice magnets with strong easy-axis single-ion anisotropy D and antiferromagnetic exchange J. When D?J, the low energy states selected by the anisotropy map onto configurations of the corresponding classical Ising antiferromagnet. Subleading O(J3S/D2) multispin interaction arising from the transverse quantum dynamics makes the low-temperature behavior very different from the well-known classical case: The kagome magnet goes into a semiclassical spin-liquid state with distinctive and unusual short-range correlations below a crossover temperature T*?0.08J3S/D2, while the triangular magnet undergoes a first-order transition at Tc?0.1J3S/D2 to an orientationally ordered collinear state that gives rise to a novel zero-magnetization plateau for small magnetic fields along the easy axis. Possible experimental implications are also discussed.

Sen, Arnab; Wang, Fa; Damle, Kedar; Moessner, R.

2009-06-01

375

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

376

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

377

Social Media Guidelines Social media is a type of online media that expedites conversation as opposed to traditional  

E-print Network

Social Media Guidelines Social media is a type of online media that expedites conversation constituents apply online as in the real world. Because social media channels are fairly new to many employees will be maintained by Public Relations and will list all official social media sites maintained by the University

Asaithambi, Asai

378

Options for Enhancing Performance Properties of Easy-Care Finished Cellulose\\/Wool Blended Fabrics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research work is an endeavor to enhance the performance properties of easy-care finished cellulose\\/wool, 70\\/30, blends. In this study, cotton\\/wool and viscose\\/wool blended fabrics were finished in the presence of certain anionic, cationic, polyol, or softening agents independently. The finished fabric properties, i.e., nitrogen and\\/or carboxyl contents, resiliency, hydrophilicity, dyeability with proper class of dyestuff (anionic or basic), as

N. A. Ibrahim; E. A. Allam; M. B. El-Hossamy; W. M. El-Zairy

2008-01-01

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Erin McDonald; Scott P. Ardoin

2007-01-01

380

Adolescent sexuality and the media.  

PubMed

Teenagers spend more time with the media than they do in any other activity except sleeping. Is it mere coincidence that the rises in rates of adolescent sexual intercourse during the past 30 years have coincided with the new era of electronic media? Do the media merely reflect society's changes, or do they have the capacity to influence human behavior as well? Although currently part of the problem of teenage pregnancy, the media could become part of the solution, if they were to portray human sexuality responsibly and allow the advertising of contraception. PMID:2660095

Strasburger, V C

1989-06-01

381

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

PubMed

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. PMID:24172909

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

2013-11-22

382

Chronic suppurative otitis media  

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

383

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

384

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

385

Making the Good Even Better: Feedback from easyCBM Focus Groups, School Year 2009/2010. Technical Report # 1001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical report provides a summary of feedback from teachers, administrators, and support personnel who used the easyCBM progress monitoring and benchmark assessment system during school year 2009/2010. Data were gathered from semi-structured focus groups conducted during the 2010 easyCBM August Institute at the University of Oregon. Results…

Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald; Lai, Cheng-Fei

2010-01-01

386

Criterion Validity Evidence for the easyCBM© CCSS Math Measures: Grades 6-8. Technical Report #1402  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The easyCBM© CCSS Math tests were developed to help inform teachers' instructional decisions by providing relevant information on students' mathematical skills, relative to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This technical report describes a study to explore the validity of the easyCBM© CCSS Math tests by evaluating the relation…

Anderson, Daniel; Rowley, Brock; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

387

easyCBM[R] Reading Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Washington State Test 2009-2010. Technical Report #1101  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

easyCBM[R] is an online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system designed for use within a response to intervention (RTI) framework. Part of the purpose of easyCBM[R] is to help educators identify students who may be at risk for academic failure. Often, students deemed at risk are those who would be predicted to not pass the state test.…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2011-01-01

388

easyCBM[R] Reading Criterion Related Validity Evidence: Oregon State Test 2009-2010. Technical Report #1103  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

easyCBM[R] is an online benchmark and progress monitoring assessment system designed for use within a response to intervention (RTI) framework. Part of the purpose of easyCBM[R] is to help educators identify students who may be at risk for academic failure. Often, students deemed at risk are those who would be predicted to not pass the state test.…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2011-01-01

389

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

390

Media Out of Your Mind: The Psychology of Media Production.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the underlying psychology upon which media programs and services are developed and describes the psychology of producing media. Topics include editing, including non-linear editing; emotions; language, or semantics; symbols, or semiotics; production techniques, including narration and user control; motion pictures and television;…

Luskin, Bernard J.

1998-01-01

391

Mass Media Audiences in a Changing Media Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of 1,006 respondents found that 70.3% used local TV news as their primary source of news, followed by network TV news, newspapers, and radio news in that order. Use of talk radio, TV magazines, and grocery store tabloids was far less. A factor analysis showed five factors — TV news, radio, print media, computer media, and tabloids.

Guido H. Stempel; Thomas Hargrove

1996-01-01

392

Mass Media Preference Patterns: A Cross-Media Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Dwight A., Jr.

393

Media Advisory Michael Davies-Venn, media associate  

E-print Network

-492-0437, michael.davies-venn@ualberta.ca June 20, 2012 Sam Steele: The Journey Media Advisory Michael Davies-Venn, media associate 780 of a Canadian Hero Edmonton-- Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero is the much

MacMillan, Andrew

394

Roadmap: Electronic Media Electronic Media Sports Production Bachelor of Science  

E-print Network

Basic Video Production 3 C- JMC 23031 Basic Audio Production 3 C- SPAD 25000 Sport in Society 3 KentRoadmap: Electronic Media ­ Electronic Media Sports Production ­ Bachelor of Science [CI in the Public Sphere 3 JMC 20008 Audience Analysis and Research 3 C- JMC 44042 Live Sports Production 3 C

Sheridan, Scott

395

Roadmap: Electronic Media Electronic Media Sports Production Bachelor of Science  

E-print Network

23030 Basic Video Production 3 C- JMC 23031 Basic Audio Production 3 C- SPAD 25059 Sport in Society 3Roadmap: Electronic Media ­ Electronic Media Sports Production ­ Bachelor of Science [CI- JMC 44042 Live Sports Production 3 C- JMC 44043 Sports Field Production 3 C- SPAD Additional

Sheridan, Scott

396

Social Media as Collaborative Media in Workplace Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a result of rapid changes in technology, much is discussed about the use of social media in branding, marketing, and in general corporate communications. The intensity with which social media tools--blogs, wikis, Twitter, instant messaging (IM) and Facebook, among others--have proliferated is staggering. Increasingly important is the role of…

Thomas, Kristopher J.; Akdere, Mesut

2013-01-01

397

What are social media? Making use of social media in research Other uses of social media Use of Social Media in Mathematical Research  

E-print Network

What are social media? Making use of social media in research Other uses of social media Use of Social Media in Mathematical Research John Stockie Department of Mathematics Simon Fraser University http://www.math.sfu.ca/stockie Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Group July 22, 2013 Social Media in Mathematical Research John Stockie

Stockie, John

398

Social Media's New Role in Emergency Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ethan Huffman; Sara Prentice

2008-01-01

399

Scholarly Rhetoric in Digital Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract:This article addresses the hypothesis that scholarly argument as it is presently pursued is mediated through print; but the advent of modern ICT offers alternative media to support scholarly publication. However, few academics have much expertise with these media. Accordingly, if this technology is to be fully exploited the academic community will need to acquire such expertise and this may

Bruce Douglas Ingraham

400

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

401

TEACHING ENGLISH THROUGH MASS MEDIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims at analyzing the importance of using Mass Media in the classroom and finding the ways how to use Printed and Audio-visual Media. It is the result of an in-depth study, surveys and questionnaires thus trying to make the ideas in this article more trustworthy. It is based not only on the literature review but also on long

Vilma Tafani

402

Media power and climate change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fingers are often pointed directly at the news media for their powerful influence and ineffective reporting of climate change. But is that the best place to point? And are there more effective ways to conceptualize the power of the media and to consider whom they serve?

Corbett, Julia B.

2015-04-01

403

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

404

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."

405

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

406

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

407

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

408

Narcotweets: Social Media in Wartime  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes how people living in armed-conflict environments use social media as a participatory news platform, in lieu of damaged state and media apparatuses. We investigate this by analyzing the microblogging practices of Mexican citizens whose everyday life is affected by the Drug War. We provide a descriptive analysis of the phenomenon, combining content and quantitative Twitter data analyses.

Andrés Monroy-Hernández; Emre Kiciman; Scott Counts

409

Research Project: Social Media Analysis  

E-print Network

Research Project: Social Media Analysis Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt Caecilia Zirn #12;The Chair a research article on data mining for social media analysis ­ Analyze state of the art ­ Develop in JAVA/Python ­ Math, i.e. probability and statistics · Beneficial: ­ Data Mining ­ Natural Language

Mannheim, Universität

410

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...

411

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

412

Race, Media and Civil Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines current theoretical debates about the public sphere by looking through the prism of race and the media. The history of the black public sphere in the United States illustrates why the publicity strategies of marginalized groups cannot concentrate solely on `mainstream' media and dominant publics, but must also include active participation in, and cultivation of, alternative public

Ronald N. Jacobs

1999-01-01

413

[Social media, children and pediatricians].  

PubMed

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

Le Heuzey, M-F

2012-01-01

414

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

415

Building Relationships with Local Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of ACTE's goals is to improve the image of career and technical education (CTE) through outreach to the media. As media relations manager, the author receives calls from reporters asking questions about the types of students who participate in CTE. Reporters often have a misconception that CTE students are troubled or "at the bottom of the…

Kidwai, Sabrina

2007-01-01

416

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

417

Using Social Media in Exercises  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the use of social media as a tool during the full-scale exercise Tremor-14 in Las Vegas, and examines Lessons Learned as a path forward in using social media to disseminate Emergency Public Information (EPI) on a regular basis.

Donaldson, Jeff

2014-04-28

418

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

419

Acute otitis media in children  

PubMed Central

Clinical question: What is the best treatment for acute otitis media in children? Results: Watchful waiting, followed by amoxicillin treatment, if necessary, is the best first-line treatment for acute otitis media in children aged six months or older. PMID:21731893

Cherpillod, Jacques

2011-01-01

420

Reconciling privacy with social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social media is one way that individuals share information, present themselves, and manage their social interactions in both personal and professional contexts. While social media benefits have been examined in the literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship of privacy to these benefits. Privacy has traditionally been framed as a way for individuals to protect themselves from

Heather Richter Lipford; Pamela J. Wisniewski; Cliff Lampe; Lorraine Kisselburgh; Kelly Caine

2012-01-01

421

Mass Media and Healthy Aging  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health effects associated with media use have largely focused on children and youth with little attention paid to adults, particularly older adults. However, adults aged 60 years and older report heavy television viewing, and unique health education challenges will be faced as the technically savvy baby-boomer cohort ages. Media health effects relevant to older adults include an established causative link

Laurie A. Wadsworth; Christine P. Johnson

2008-01-01

422

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

423

Sustainability: American Public Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sustainability has become a popular buzzword in the past few years, yet it can be a puzzling term to some who encounter it. In the words of this American Public Media site, "it's about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." They have decided to contribute to the ongoing public conversation about sustainability by using this site to showcase stories produced by their radio programs, which include Marketplace, Speaking of Faith, and Weekend America. Visitors can dive right in via the "Stories in the Radio" section, where they will find pieces on electric cars, climate treaty agreements, and fuel economy standards. Moving on, visitors can also read their weblog and take in special reports on "greening" Las Vegas and the nature of the consumer society. It's a fascinating site, and one that can be used to spark new conversations among friends, colleagues, and students.

424

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

425

Knight Digital Media Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

426

Porous polymer media  

DOEpatents

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

Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01

427

Hospitality Management Media Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

428

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

429

Interfacial phenomena in apolar media  

SciTech Connect

This book provides guidance as well as theoretical background on a range of occurrences including hydrophobic foams, adsorption of surfactants/polymers on solids from nonpolar media, and lubrication. It presents information on interfacial catalysis, details aqueous nanophases (including their stabilization and application in enhanced oil recovery), and discusses pigment dispersions in hydrophobic media. Topics covered include the following: foaminess and capillarity in apolar solutions; aqueous nanophases in liquid hydrocarbons stabilized by ionic surfactants; stabilization of inverse micelles by nonionic surfactants; enhanced oil recovery with micro-emulsions; interfacial catalysis by microphases in apolar media; water-in-oil emulsions; adsorption of polymers on solids from apolar media; lubrication; and pigment dispersion in apolar media.

Eicke, H.; Parfitt, G.D.

1986-01-01

430

28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 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...

2010-07-01

431

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign  

MedlinePLUS

... Enforcement Grants Media Blog National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign The United States Congress created the National ... and the possibility of recovery from meth addiction. Media Campaign Fact Sheets For more information about the ...

432

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 ...

433

21 CFR 882.1275 - Electroconductive media.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Electroconductive media. 882.1275 Section 882.1275 Food...Devices § 882.1275 Electroconductive media. (a) Identification. Electroconductive media are the conductive creams or gels...

2010-04-01

434

Social Media's New Role in Emergency Management  

SciTech Connect

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

Ethan Huffman; Sara Prentice

2008-03-01

435

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richardson, Will

2006-01-01

436

Assessment of the Possible Phytotoxicity of a Substrate Using an Easy and Representative Biotest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Until now, the number of materials used as growing substrates have been limited, and therefore well-known. However, more and more organic waste, produced in large quantities from human activity, must be recovered. Much of this waste is indeed composted. Then the horticultural sector is often requested to eliminate some of it as growing media. But the possibility that these products

P. Morel; G. Guillemain; INRA UMR SAGAH

437

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

438

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

439

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

440

A new endoscopic spine system: the first results with “Easy GO”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Endoscopy meets increasing interest by spine surgeons. However, endoscopic results are diverging and many spinal endoscopic\\u000a systems are difficult to apply and handle.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  A system for endoscopic spinal surgery was developed where the main goals were: (1) easy intraoperative handling with standard\\u000a microsurgical techniques, and (2) avoidance of a prolonged learning curve. The system consists of various dilators, two different

Joachim M. K. Oertel; Yvonne Mondorf; Michael R. Gaab

2009-01-01

441

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

442

Evaluation of Chromogenic Media in Detection of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Vancomycin resistant Enterococci have become important nosocomial pathogens. So it is necessary to monitor continuously such infections in the hospitals. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 Enterococci isolated from 4489 various clinical samples were speciated and antibiogram was done according to standard laboratory methods. The efficacy of CHROMagarTM VRE (France) and Hicrome VRE (Himedia) in detecting VRE was evaluated using E- test (Himedia). Results: Hicrome VRE and CHROMagarTM VRE showed sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99% as compared to E-test. Conclusion: In the present study VRE was not isolated. Prudent use of vancomycin and continuous surveillance for VRE will prevent the emergence of vancomycin resistant Enterococci in the locality in future. Identification of VRE by chromogenic media is rapid, easy to perform, cost effective compared to technically demanding, time consuming and costly conventional method. PMID:25584221

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

2014-01-01

443

COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Media & Society  

E-print Network

: Creative I ADV 401 (3 hrs) Media Planning & Strategy ADV 403 (3 hrs) Interactive Marketing Communications Communications Strategy & Management STCM 452 (3 hrs) ADVERTISING AOE (9 hrs) Choose 9 hours of AOE courses

Mohaghegh, Shahab

444

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jan U. Becker; Michel Clement

2006-01-01

445

Childhood obesity and the media.  

PubMed

This article assesses the role played by media in contributing to the current epidemic of childhood obesity. Electronic media use, often referred to as screen time, is significantly correlated with child adiposity. Although the causal mechanism that accounts for this relationship is unclear, it is well established that reducing screen time improves weight status. Media advertising for unhealthy foods contributes to obesity by influencing children's food preferences, requests, and diet. Industry efforts have failed to improve the nutritional quality of foods marketed on television to children, leading public health advocates to recommend government restrictions on child-targeted advertisements for unhealthy foods. PMID:22643173

Hingle, Melanie; Kunkel, Dale

2012-06-01

446

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

447

A distributed optical grid network infrastructure for future easy-to-use innovative network services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extending the researches on wavelength switched optical networks (WSON), efficient integration of the novel optical packet switching network and wavelength switching-based optical circuit switching network technologies which offers both best-effort packet delivery and QoS guaranteed lightpath services has been being studied. In addition, researches on the optical-layer transparent data processing, such as all-optical wavelength multicasting, all-optical 3R regeneration, etc, are conducted simultaneously. It is believed that future innovative optical network services (INSes) would be built on these novel future-proof technologies, and foster colorful applications in the new generation networks. Before the wide applications of INS in different fields, there would be a foreseeable strong requirement for INS firstly posed by pioneer grid applications, e.g., e-science, e-government, and e-banking, etc, which would require the high-performance underlying networks. Our research here is motivated to glue the optical networks and grid applications by integrating lightpath, geographically distributed INS systems and grid resources (e.g., computers, storages, instruments, etc.), and finally offering an easy-to-use high performance networked grid computing environment-optical grid network (OGN) to user applications. In this paper, we introduce our research activities of a distributed optical grid network infrastructure (OGNI), and the creation of the future easy-to-use INS based on OGNI. The proposals have been validated through fieldtrial experiments over a developed WSON testbed.

Xu, Sugang; Harai, Hiroaki; Wada, Naoya

2011-11-01

448

Magnetoelectric and magnetoelastic properties of easy-plane ferroborates with a small ionic radius  

SciTech Connect

The magnetic, magnetoelectric, and magnetoelastic properties of RFe{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} ferroborates are studied. The measurement of the field dependences of the magnetoelectric polarization along the a axis in holmium ferroborate and in the mixed composition Ho{sub 0.5}Sm{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} revealed the following dependences for easy-plane ferroborates: (a) the longitudinal and transverse magnetoelectric effects have the opposite signs and (b) magnetically induced polarization changes its sign in a field close to the field of exchange between rare-earth and iron ions. These dependences agree well with theoretical predictions based on the symmetry of the compounds. The relatively low f-d exchange field in holmium ferroborate (about 20 kOe), which magnetizes the rare-earth subsystem, causes smaller polarization jumps (about 30 {mu}C/m{sup 2}) in fields lower than 10 kOe as compared to the jumps in other easy-plane ferroborates (R = Sm, Nd). The increase in the electric polarization induced in HoFe{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} in magnetic fields higher than 100 kOe (200-300 {mu}C/m{sup 2}) is found to be significantly smaller than in neodymium ferroborate, which indicates a substantial dependence of the magnetoelectric effects on the electronic structure of a rare-earth ion.

Kadomtseva, A. M.; Vorob'ev, G. P.; Popov, Yu. F.; Pyatakov, A. P., E-mail: pyatakov@physics.msu.ru [Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Mukhin, A. A.; Ivanov, V. Yu.; Zvezdin, A. K. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of General Physics (Russian Federation); Gudim, I. A.; Temerov, V. L.; Bezmaternykh, L. N. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

2012-05-15

449

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. PMID:23741694

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

2013-01-01

450

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

451

American Abroad Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

452

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.

453

Ripening of porous media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When solid grains are put in a saturated solution they undergo a coarsening process leading ultimately to complete phase separation, which is known as "Ostwald ripening". Limiting cases of the ripening process, when the volume fraction of the solid grains in the liquid is either very small (Lifshitz-Slyozov theory) or close to 1 (grain growth, foams), are governed by scaling laws and have been studied extensively since the 1950's. Here we focus on a different case, in which the volume fraction of the solid grains is relatively high and both phases are connected. This situation is typical for sedimentary porous media, , whose coarsening process occurs over geological time scales. In this case the phase space of the possible morphologies contains many unstable equilibrium states (fixed points), namely surfaces of constant mean curvature (CMC). We show that these surfaces are generically unstable under dissolution and re-precipitation of the solid component. We also compare typical time and length scales for this instability for various transport mechanisms.

Davidovitch, Benny; Ertas, Deniz; Halsey, Thomas C.

2003-03-01

454

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

455

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

456

An inverse scheme for sensitivity and uncertainty analysis in basin modeling: the resolution limits of Easy%Ro  

E-print Network

gradients are calibrated against vitrinite reflectance using the Easy%Ro model plugged into a single parameter inverse engine in order to perform sensitivity analysis and assess the uncertainty. Vitrinite reflectance data is obtained from the B-1 , Lulu-1...

Huvaz, Ozkan

2000-01-01

457

Local Experts in Social Media  

E-print Network

The problem of finding topic experts on social networking sites has been a continued topic of research. This thesis addresses the problem of identifying local experts in social media systems like Twitter. Local experts are experts with a topical...

Bachani, Vandana

2013-12-04

458

Media representation of maternal neonaticide  

E-print Network

of mothers who commit neonaticide. Both fictional and non-fictional media sources exhibited aspects of the monstrous maternal theme and the strain defense theme. The monstrous maternal theme consists of words and statements that indicate the descriptions...

Lewis, Jocelyn Renee

2008-10-10

459

Capillary Fracturing in Granular Media  

E-print Network

We study the displacement of immiscible fluids in deformable, noncohesive granular media. Experimentally, we inject air into a thin bed of water-saturated glass beads and observe the invasion morphology. The control ...

Holtzman, Ran

460

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

461

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

462

FLUID TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA  

EPA Science Inventory

Fluid transport through porous media is a relevant topic to many scientific and engineering fields. Soil scientists, civil engineers, hydrologists and hydrogeologists are concerned with the transport of water, gases and nonaqueous phase liquid contaminants through porous earth m...

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MEDIA RELEASE Mar. 28, 2012  

E-print Network

MEDIA RELEASE Mar. 28, 2012 Report urges a coordinated of inconsistency in the way costs and benefits of renewable projects are distributed, there will be individuals and interest groups who will be unhappy with the social or environmental

Pedersen, Tom

464

Effects of polarization azimuth in dynamics of electrically assisted light-induced gliding of nematic liquid-crystal easy axis  

E-print Network

We experimentally study the reorientation dynamics of the nematic liquid crystal easy axis at photoaligned azo-dye films under the combined action of in-plane electric field and reorienting UV light linearly polarized at varying polarization azimuth, $\\phi_p$. In contrast to the case where the light polarization vector is parallel to the initial easy axis and $\\phi_p=0$, at $\\phi_p\

A. V. Dubtsov; S. V. Pasechnik; Alexei D. Kiselev; D. V. Shmeliova; V. G. Chigrinov

2011-09-09

465

Mass Media and Democratic Politics  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter summarizes the current state of our knowledge about the relationship between the mass media of communication\\u000a and politics in representative democracies. It is an important topic for two reasons. One, the mass communications media are\\u000a the connective tissue of democracy, in that they are the principal means by which elected representatives and citizens reach\\u000a out to each other

Delia Dumitrescu; Anthony Mughan

466

VIS speeds new media processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

UltraSparc's Visual Instruction Set, described here in detail, accelerates some widely used media-processing algorithms by as much as seven times. Today's new media, increasingly sophisticated 3D graphics environments, videoconferencing, MPEG video playback, 3D visualization, image processing, and so on, demand enhancements to conventional RISC instruction sets, which were not originally designed to handle such applications. The Visual Instruction Set (VIS)

M. Tremblay; J. M. O'Connor; V. Narayanan; Liang He

1996-01-01

467

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

468

Media Literacy Education: Harnessing the Technological Imaginary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An important challenge for media literacy education in the next decade will be to cultivate a commanding voice in the cultural conversation about new and emerging communication media. To really have a stake in the social, economic and educational developments that emerge around new digital media in the U.S. and globally, media literacy educators…

Fry, Katherine G.

2011-01-01

469

SLAC Social Media Office of Communications  

E-print Network

SLAC Social Media March 2012 Office of Communications #12;2 Social media tools enhance our ability openness, transparency and accessibility #12;3 Pre-launch: SLAC Social Media Policy Official use: Main? Klout? Meet quarterly with social media group to get feedback, discuss new ideas and share lessons

Wechsler, Risa H.

470

Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction  

E-print Network

Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction Social media has changed the way we around the world. Social media has given Vanderbilt the opportunity to engage in ongoing "conversations University supports the use of social media by employees to connect with students, fellow faculty and staff

Simaan, Nabil

471

Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction  

E-print Network

DRAFT DRAFT Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction Social media has changed with friends and followers around the world. Social media has given Vanderbilt the opportunity to engage to the world. Vanderbilt University supports the use of social media by employees to connect with students

Simaan, Nabil

472

The Organizational Underpinnings of Contemporary Media Conglomerates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Turow, Joseph

1992-01-01

473

Media Flows, Ethnicity, Racism and Xenophobia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States the importance of media definitions of ethnic majorities. Discusses media discourses concerning settled ethnic minorities, race relations and the news, ethnic minority media, contract labor, migrants and refugees, indigenous land-based groups, and ethnic minority presence in mainstream media. Draws examples from the United States, Eastern…

Downing, John D. H.; Husband, Charles

1995-01-01

474

Why History Matters for Media Literacy Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

RobbGrieco, Michael

2014-01-01

475

Teaching Media Literacy with Graphic Novels  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Monnin, Katie

2010-01-01

476

Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hammer, Rhonda

2011-01-01

477

Online Collaborative Learning and Communication Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Havard, Byron; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong

2008-01-01

478

Social Media A Responsible User's Guide  

E-print Network

· Foursquare · Risks of social media use · Intellectual property · Privacy · Benefits of social media useSocial Media A Responsible User's Guide Kristina Lerman USC Information Sciences Institute #12;USC Information Sciences Institute Outline · Types of social media sites · Flickr · Facebook · Twitter

Lerman, Kristina

479

LEARNING FROM BULLYING TRACES IN SOCIAL MEDIA  

E-print Network

?" Cyber-bullying direct attack: "Lauren is a fat cow MOO BITCH" #12;Bullying Traces in Social Media 7 ProsLEARNING FROM BULLYING TRACES IN SOCIAL MEDIA Jun-Ming Xu, Kwang-Sung Jun, Xiaojin Zhu, Amy-bullying, overlooked other bullying episode #12;Bullying Traces in Social Media 6 Bullying trace: social media post

Zhu, Xiaojin "Jerry"

480

Media in Contemporary American Cultural Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A strategy for teaching the liberal arts in collegs should include the study of American culture through the mass media as a major component. In an age of exploitative media messages and low audiovisual literacy on the part of the mass of media consumers, liberal education must be altered to include training in sophisticated media consumption.…

Markham, David

481

Media Portrayal of Women and Social Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major question in studying the relationship between mass media and society is whether mass media are agents of social change or reinforcers of the status quo. This study examined media portrayal of women to explore the relationship between the media and society within the Chinese context. Through a content analysis of 352 cover pictures of Women of China, China's

Luo Yunjuan; Hao Xiaoming

2007-01-01

482

Evaluation of the Performance of the Automated NucliSENS easyMAG and EasyQ Systems versus the Roche AmpliPrep-AMPLICOR Combination for High-Throughput Monitoring of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Load?  

PubMed Central

This study presents the data of an evaluation of the automated Nuclisens easyMAG and EasyQ systems versus the Roche AmpliPrep-AMPLICOR combination for testing of high-volume human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) load. This represents a follow-up of a previous study investigating the performance of the real-time Nuclisens assay using the semiautomated NucliSENS miniMAG extraction procedure. Three hundred eighteen patient samples were analyzed using both methods. The easyMAG-EasyQ HIV type 1 system has a higher sensitivity and broader dynamic range than the Cobas AmpliPrep-AMPLICOR system when the standard Roche assay is used alone, 25 to 3,000,000 IU/ml versus 400 to 750,000 HIV RNA copies/ml, respectively. There was significant correlation between the assays (0.93; P < 0.0001), with good accuracy (percent similarity mean ? = 96%), good precision (percent similarity standard deviation = 4.97%), and overall good agreement with a low percent similarity coefficient of variation of 5.17 to 6.11%. Bland-Altman analysis revealed that the AMPLICOR assay generated higher values than the EasyQ combination, with 95% of results within clinically acceptable limits. The throughput of samples was greatly improved using the easyMAG-EasyQ system, allowing 144 samples to be processed within 6 h. The potential for contamination has been dramatically reduced using the automated extraction system. Additional negative controls have been added to the kit to monitor for contamination based on the South African experience. This assay thus presents a real option for monitoring HIV load assays in high-volume testing environments. PMID:17267632

Stevens, W.; Horsfield, P.; Scott, L. E.

2007-01-01

483

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital Media (Games) School of Literature, Media, and Communication  

E-print Network

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital Media (Games) School of Literature, Media of media studies common to Digital Media; a demonstrated capacity for significant original research in game development. The Digital Media program in LMC covers three core areas-- Knowledge and Creativity

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MediaConnector: A Gestalt Media Sharing System Surjit Savji Patel  

E-print Network

by the Digital Life Consortium, MIT Media Lab and by Kodak Research and Development #12;- 3 - Media- 1 - MediaConnector: A Gestalt Media Sharing System By Surjit Savji Patel B.S.c (Hons) Computer Science Manchester University Manchester, United Kingdom 1992 Submitted to the Program in Media Arts

Bove Jr., V. Michael

485

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne M.

2008-01-01

486

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2015-01-01

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The SpeechEasy device in stuttering and nonstuttering adults: fluency effects while speaking and reading.  

PubMed

The SpeechEasy is an electronic device designed to alleviate stuttering by manipulating auditory feedback via time delays and frequency shifts. Device settings (control, default, custom), ear-placement (left, right), speaking task, and cognitive variables were examined in people who stutter (PWS) (n=14) compared to controls (n=10). Among the PWS there was a significantly greater reduction in stuttering (compared to baseline) with custom device settings compared to the non-altered feedback (control) condition. Stuttering was reduced the most during reading, followed by narrative and conversation. For the conversation task, stuttering was reduced more when the device was worn in the left ear. Those individuals with a more severe stuttering rate at baseline had a greater benefit from the use of the device compared to individuals with less severe stuttering. Our results support the view that overt stuttering is associated with defective speech-language monitoring that can be influenced by manipulating auditory feedback. PMID:23712191

Foundas, Anne L; Mock, Jeffrey R; Corey, David M; Golob, Edward J; Conture, Edward G

2013-08-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Nelson, Andrew

2010-11-01

489

Teaching the teachers: Making solar science education fun and easy to teach  

SciTech Connect

America is facing a quiet crisis in the scientific and technology fields. Elementary school teachers are required to teach outside their specialty area using outdated materials. Furthering this crisis, teachers don`t have time to search for their own materials. These teachers need affordable instructional materials that are fun and easy to teach. Recognizing the importance of teaching science and technology in the classroom, the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office developed a Solar Energy Education Packet for Teachers. Also, an implementation workshop was developed to instruct teachers on how to use the materials in the packet. In this paper, the author demonstrates the overwhelming acceptability of using solar cooking for teaching solar science principles and technology in the classroom. By taking a fun and inexpensive approach to teaching the solar science principles, they have created a program that has been embraced not only by teachers, but by students as well.

Arwood, J.W. [Arizona Dept. of Commerce Energy Office, Phoenix, AZ (United States)

1996-10-01

490

Designing an Easy-to-use Executive Conference Room Control System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Usable Smart Environment project (USE) aims at designing easy-to-use, highly functional, next-generation conference rooms. Our first design prototype focuses on creating a “no wizards” room for an American executive; that is, a room the executive could walk into and use by himself, without help from a technologist. A key idea in the USE framework is that customization is one of the best ways to create a smooth user experience. As the system needs to fit both with the personal leadership style of the executive and the corporation’s meeting culture, we began the design process by exploring the work flow in and around meetings attended by the executive.

Back, Maribeth; Golovchinsky, Gene; Qvarfordt, Pernilla; van Melle, William; Boreczky, John; Dunnigan, Tony; Carter, Scott

491

Easy detection of chromatin binding proteins by the histone association assay  

PubMed Central

The Histone Association Assay provides an easy approach for detecting proteins that bind chromatin in vivo. This technique is based on a chromatin immunoprecipitation protocol using histone H3-specific antibodies to precipitate bulk chromatin from crosslinked whole cell extracts. Proteins that co-precipitate with chromatin are subsequently detected by conventional SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis. Unlike techniques that separate chromatin and non-chromatin interacting proteins by centrifugation, this method can be used to delineate whether a protein is chromatin associated regardless of its innate solubility. Moreover, the relative amount of protein bound to DNA can be ascertained under quantitative conditions. Therefore, this technique may be utilized for analyzing the chromatin association of proteins involved in diverse cellular processes. PMID:16136225

Ricke, Robin

2005-01-01

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. PMID:24027510

Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe

2013-01-01

493

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-05-01

494

Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using Easy Java Simulation (Ejs) Part 2*  

E-print Network

To deepen do-it-yourself (DIY) technology in the physics classroom, we seek to highlight the Open Source Physics (OSP) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we create DIY technology tools-simulation for inquiry learning. We learn through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Easy Java Simulation (EJS) toolkit, we are able make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. We will share newer (2010-present) simulations that we have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. We hope other teachers would find these simulations useful and remix them that suit their own context and contribute back to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world. Abstract Footnotes: website prior to the meeting htt...

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

495

Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using Easy Java Simulation (Ejs)  

E-print Network

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

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

496

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

E-print Network

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

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

2015-01-01

497

Designing Open Source Computer Models for Physics by Inquiry using Easy Java Simulation  

E-print Network

The Open Source Physics community has created hundreds of physics computer models (Wolfgang Christian, Esquembre, & Barbato, 2011; F. K. Hwang & Esquembre, 2003) which are mathematical computation representations of real-life Physics phenomenon. Since the source codes are available and can be modified for redistribution licensed Creative Commons Attribution or other compatible copyrights like GNU General Public License (GPL), educators can customize (Wee & Mak, 2009) these models for more targeted productive (Wee, 2012) activities for their classroom teaching and redistribute them to benefit all humankind. In this interactive event, we will share the basics of using the free authoring toolkit called Easy Java Simulation (W. Christian, Esquembre, & Mason, 2010; Esquembre, 2010) so that participants can modify the open source computer models for their own learning and teaching needs. These computer models has the potential to provide the experience and context, essential for deepening students c...

Wee, Loo Kang

2012-01-01

498

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

499

An easy and efficient method for flexible robots modeling and simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Celentano, Laura

2013-10-01

500

New media, old media: The technologies of international development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ingle, Henry T.

1986-09-01