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

    E-print Network

    Bell, Isaac William

    2014-08-31

    Composition and media scholars have in the past examined the participants and steps in the creative process as distinct roles and actions, with a separation between creators and audiences, including gatekeeping audiences (such as editors...

  2. Easy Guidelines for Employee Use of Social Media For all uses of social media and online interaction, you should always consult and understand the following

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    Easy Guidelines for Employee Use of Social Media For all uses of social media and online interaction, you should always consult and understand the following: Social Media Policy (DOI) Social of Government Computers Personal Use Disclaimer: If you're using social media for personal reasons (e

  3. Pathways to Provenance: "DACS" and Creator Descriptions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weimer, Larry

    2007-01-01

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

  4. 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

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    Wee, Loo Kang

    2012-01-01

    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...

  5. Easy Meal

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1978-01-01

    The woman pictured below is sitting down to a nutritious, easily-prepared meal similar to those consumed by Apollo astronauts. The appetizing dishes shown were created simply by adding water to the contents of a Mountain House* Easy Meal package of freeze dried food. The Easy Meal line is produced by Oregon Freeze Dry Foods, Inc., Albany, Oreaon, a pioneer in freeze drying technology and a company long associated with NASA in developing suitable preparations for use on manned spacecraft. Designed to provide nutritionally balanced, attractive hot meals for senior adults, Easy Meal is an offshoot of a 1975-77 demonstration project managed by Johnson Space Center and called Meal System for the Elderly. The project sought ways to help the estimated 3.5 million elderly Americans who are unable to take advantage of existing meal programs. Such services are provided by federal, state and local agencies, but they are not available to many who live in rural areas, or others who are handicapped, temporarily ill or homebound for other reasons. Oregon Freeze Dry Foods was a participant in that multi-agency cooperative project. With its Easy Meal assortment of convenience foods pictured above left, the company is making commercially available meal packages similar to those distributed in the Meal System for the Elderly program. In the freeze drying process, water is extracted from freshly-cooked foods by dehydration at very low temperatures, as low as 50 I degrees below zero. Flavor is locked in by packaging the dried food in pouches which block out moisture and oxygen, the principal causes of food deterioration; thus the food can be stored for long periods without refrigeration. Meals are reconstituted by adding hot or cold water, depending on the type of food, and they are table ready in five to 10 minutes. Oregon Freeze Dry Foods offers five different meal packages and plans to expand the line.

  6. Title: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator /

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    Title: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Geospatial-Intelligence questions, please contact the York University Map Library at gislib@yorku.ca Citation: National Geospatial-Intelligence

  7. Clothing creator trademark : Business plan

    SciTech Connect

    Stern, B.

    1990-10-01

    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.

  8. Media.

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    Allen, Lee E., Ed.

    1974-01-01

    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…

  9. Title: Tactical Pilotage Charts Data Creator /

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    Map Library at gislib@yorku.ca #12;Citation: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. "TacticalTitle: Tactical Pilotage Charts Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Publisher: Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC. Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication

  10. Title: Global Distribution of Poverty Data Creator /

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    Title: Global Distribution of Poverty Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International: N/A Publication Date: N/A Coverage Date(s): 1993 - 1998 Updates: N/A Abstract: The Global Poverty Mapping Project seeks to enhance current understanding of the global distribution of poverty

  11. Title: Oak Ridges Moraine Data Creator /

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

  12. Title: Satellite Streetview: Nova Scotia Data Creator /

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    Title: Satellite Streetview: Nova Scotia Data Creator / Copyright Owner: DMTI Spatial Inc/A Updates: N/A Abstract: Satellite images generated for cities and/or regions in Nova Scotia. Areas include Coordinates: -141 (west), -43 (east), 84 (north), 41.5 (south) Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Canada; Nova

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

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    Cheung, Chau-Kiu; Yue, Xiao Dong

    2007-01-01

    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…

  14. Outsider Art and the autistic creator

    PubMed Central

    Cardinal, Roger

    2009-01-01

    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

  15. Title: Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico Data Creator /

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    rapid population growth and urbanization, diverse levels of development, growing environmental problemsTitle: Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) developed a population data collection for Mexico

  16. Title: Grand River Conservation Authority Data Data Creator /

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    Title: Grand River Conservation Authority Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Grand River Conservation Authority Publisher: Grand River Conservation Authority Edition: 2006 Versions: N/A Publication the Grand River Conservation Authority Region. Vector data includes the following: floodplain, wetlands

  17. Designing for remixing : supporting an Online community of amateur creators

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    Monroy-Hernández, Andrés

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  18. El Silencio: A Rural Community of Learners and Media Creators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Urrea, Claudia

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liang, Belle; Commins, Meghan; Duffy, Nicole

    2010-01-01

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

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

    E-print Network

    Sylvan, Elisabeth, 1973-

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  1. EASy: Expert authorizations system

    SciTech Connect

    Altfeld, J.; Landon, D.F.; Daniels, C.J.

    1996-12-31

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

  2. GFI - EASY PC GRAPHICS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Katz, R. B.

    1994-01-01

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

  3. Title: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Data Creator /

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    @yorku.ca Citation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTMTitle: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Publisher: Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC. Edition: N/A Versions: N

  4. Title: Digital Chart of the World (DCW) Data Creator /

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    Title: Digital Chart of the World (DCW) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Environment System of the World (DCW) is a comprehensive 1:1,000,000-scale vector basemap of the world. It is displayed at a scale/A Coordinates: -180 (west), 180 (east), 90 (north), -90 (south) Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): World, Africa

  5. Authority Control for Creators in Italy: Theory and Practice

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savoja, Maurizio; Vitali, Stefano

    2007-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Title: City of Mississauga Topographic Data Data Creator /

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    Title: City of Mississauga Topographic Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of Mississauga Publisher: City of Mississauga Edition: N/A Versions: Earlier versions (2006 - 2014) are available upon: The City of Mississauga Topographic Data is comprised of 12 sub-data series: planimetric data, utilities

  10. The Creator of Astrobotany, Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Briot, Danielle

    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.

  11. Drama, Digital Pre-Text and Social Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carroll, John; Cameron, David

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Title: Platinum Postal Suite Local Delivery Unit (LDU): Canada Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Platinum Postal Suite ­ Local Delivery Unit (LDU): Canada Data Creator / Copyright Owner: DMTI Spatial Inc. "Platinum Postal Suite ­ Local Delivery Unit (LDU): Canada" [digital resource: vector

  13. Photonic layered media

    DOEpatents

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

    2002-01-01

    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.

  14. Easy-to-use interface

    SciTech Connect

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

    1999-04-01

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

  15. imaging made easy harnessing the

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    Zhang, Yi

    imaging made easy harnessing the power of Photoshop creating & using actions & droplets to minimize care related goods, products or services. actions & droplets ·resize images ·change file formats ·rotate images ·streamline other common image file edits what do they do? download Research Imaging

  16. Quick and Easy Classroom Makeover

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    Adams, Caralee

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Easy-to-Make Cryophoruses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Battino, Rubin; Letcher, Trevor M.

    2008-01-01

    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,…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2010-01-01

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

  19. Title: Platinum Postal Suite : Toronto CMA [Census Metropolitan Area] Data Creator /

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    Title: Platinum Postal Suite : Toronto CMA [Census Metropolitan Area] Data Creator / Copyright@yorku.ca Citation: DMTI Spatial Inc. "CanMap Platinum Postal Suite: Toronto CMA [Census Metropolitan Area

  20. Delta Dental PPO Easy, Friendly, Accessible

    E-print Network

    Oviedo, Néstor J.

    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

  1. Delta Dental PPO Easy, Friendly, Accessible

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

  2. New-Media Literacies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohler, Jason

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Water and Carbon as Creators of Imbalances in Nature

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-12-01

    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.

  4. Poster/Exhibit/Media Evaluation Form 2015 Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Poster/Exhibit/Media Evaluation Form 2015 Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day Poster # Student the project? 1 2 3 4 5 6 2. POSTER/EXHIBIT/MEDIA Is the poster/exhibit/media aesthetically pleasing and easy

  5. The Preservation and Use of Our Languages: Respecting the Natural Order of the Creator.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirkness, Verna J.

    As a world community, Indigenous peoples are faced with many common challenges in their attempts to maintain the vitality of their respective languages and to honor the "natural order of the Creator." Ten strategies are discussed that are critical to the task of renewing and maintaining Indigenous languages. These strategies are: (1) banking…

  6. Modification of erbium radiative lifetime in planar silicon slot waveguides Celestino Creatore,1,2,a

    E-print Network

    Modification of erbium radiative lifetime in planar silicon slot waveguides Celestino Creatore,1 silicon with erbium ions to produce silicon-based optical sources.1,2 In this respect, Er-doped SiO2 has the lifetime of the erbium ions. In order to quantitatively evaluate such modification, we analyze the decay

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Gaoming

    2010-01-01

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

  8. Title: ArcCanada 3.0: World Data Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: ArcCanada 3.0: World Data Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Environment System and Research/A Publication Date: 2003 Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: ArcCanada global world data consists of three components: 1. WorldSat Colour Shaded Relief satellite image of Earth Surface of 1996. World

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

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    Title: City of Toronto Zoning Map (Pre-amalgamated) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: City of Toronto Zoning Map Data Type: Vector Digital Data Format: DWG Datum / Map Projection: MTM Zone 10, NAD27 Resolution: N/A Coordinates: N/A Index Map: N/A Keywords (Place): Toronto, Ontario Keywords (Subject): Zoning

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

    E-print Network

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

  11. Crystal Clear Creators Heritage Lottery Funded Project Leicester in the First World War

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    Banaji,. Murad

    Crystal Clear Creators ­ Heritage Lottery Funded Project Leicester in the First World War ­ Identifying names from Leicester city war memorials and researching personal information about them. Only some of the city war memorials have been recorded in full by the Leicestershire and Rutland War

  12. Title: York University building outlines with heights and clutter (land use) data Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: York University building outlines with heights and clutter (land use) data Data Creator Keywords (Subject): Land use, building heights, clutter data Restrictions: Data is licensed for use of York. "[ York University building outlines with heights and clutter/land use data]" [electronic resource: raster

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  14. Ensuring Credit to Data Creators: A Case Study for Geodesy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boler, F. M.; Gorman, A.

    2011-12-01

    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.

  15. Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities

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    Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  16. Six Easy Steps to Online Success

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    Rose, Richard

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Program Generation Considered Easy Invited Talk

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    Kamin, Sam

    Program Generation Considered Easy Invited Talk Sam Kamin* Computer Science Department University program generators using the simple model of programs as text. The essence of this approach is its lack, in finding a willing audience for program generation among working programmers. Jumbo is a system

  18. RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    transfer benefits Easy Access IP brings, this new approach will also help cement us as an institution of Bristol to promote new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP) and adopt new approaches to make it easier for universities and industry to work together. The University of New South Wales (UNSW

  19. Teaching is Easy Courseware Authoring System.

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    Huehner, David R.

    1986-01-01

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

  20. Grant Writing Made Easy Through your

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    Bahler, Dennis R.

    Grant Writing Made Easy Through your commitment to project and dedication of your talents... Tillie Harris, Ph.D. #12;Workshop Goals: Increase knowledge of the grant writing process Experience in reviewing/concept paper addressing a grant RFP Make an individual commitment to be involved in preparing a full grant

  1. Interpreting Histograms. As Easy as It Seems?

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

    2014-01-01

    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)…

  2. An Easy Group Quilt Fabric Requirements

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    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

  3. Potential Interrelationships Between Library and Other Mass Media Systems.

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    Parker, Edwin B.

    The function of libraries is to make it easy for the people in their community to obtain information from other people or environments that may be distant is space, time or imagination. To perform this function libraries require communication media. Storage media are essential, but duplication and transmission media can improve the service of…

  4. Object-based media and stream-based computing

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    Bove, V. Michael, Jr.

    1998-03-01

    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.

  5. Planar graphical models which are easy

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    Chertkov, Michael; Chernyak, Vladimir

    2009-01-01

    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.

  6. An easy measure of quantum correlation

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    Cao, Hui; Wu, Zhao-Qin; Hu, Li-Yun; Xu, Xue-Xiang; Huang, Jie-Hui

    2015-11-01

    To measure the quantum correlation of a bipartite state, a test matrix is constructed through the commutations among the blocks of its density matrix, which turns out to be a zero matrix for a classical state with zero quantum correlation, and a nonzero one for a quantum state with positive quantum correlation. The Frobenius norm of the test matrix is used to measure the quantum correlation, which satisfies the basic requirements for a good measure and coincides with Wootters concurrence for two-qubit pure states. Since no optimization is involved in the definition, this measure of quantum correlation is easy to compute and even can be calculated manually.

  7. Media education.

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    Strasburger, Victor C

    2010-11-01

    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

  8. MsLDR-creator: a web service to design msLDR assays.

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    Bormann, Felix; Dahl, Andreas; Sers, Christine

    2012-03-01

    MsLDR-creator is a free web service to design assays for the new DNA methylation detection method msLDR. The service provides the user with all necessary information about the oligonucleotides required for the measurement of a given CpG within a sequence of interest. The parameters are calculated by the nearest neighbour approach to achieve optimal behaviour during the experimental procedure. In addition, to guarantee a good start using msLDR, further information, like protocols and hints and tricks, are provided. PMID:22278756

  9. An Easy Performance Evaluation Program for AQ Learning Programs

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    An Easy Performance Evaluation Program for AQ Learning Programs Q. Zhang R. S. Michalski P 97-23 MLI97-16 #12;1 An Easy Performance Evaluation Program for AQ Learning Programs QiZhang Ryszard S;2 ABSTRACT This paper describes a program EPE (Easy Perfonnance Evaluation) designed for AQ learning programs

  10. Easy on the Mind, Easy on the Wrongdoer: Discrepantly Fluent Violations Are Deemed Less Morally Wrong

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    Laham, Simon M.; Alter, Adam L.; Goodwin, Geoffrey P.

    2009-01-01

    The present experiment tested the hypothesis that discrepancies in processing fluency influence the perceived wrongness of moral violations. Participants were presented with numerous moral violations in easy or difficult to read fonts. For some violations, experienced perceptual fluency was consistent with the fluency associated with previous…

  11. Media, Gadgets.

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    Journal of Chemical Education, 1981

    1981-01-01

    Summarizes papers presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference on Chemical Education describing new media and gadgets, particularly models, computers, and other media. A bibliography of 15 presented papers on these topics is attached. (CS)

  12. New Media.

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    Downtown Business Quarterly, 1998

    1998-01-01

    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…

  13. The Eastern Alpine Seismic Investigation (EASI) project

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    Plomerova, Jaroslava; Bianchi, Irene; Hetényi, György; Munzarova, Helena; Bokelmann, Götz; Kissling, Edi; AlpArray-EASI Working Group; AlpArray-EASI Field Team

    2015-04-01

    AlpArray (http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/research/groups/alrt/projects/alparray/) is a large European initiative to study the entire Alpine orogen at high resolution and in 3D with a large variety of methods. The core element of the initiative is an extensive and dense broadband seismological network. In addition, a number of Complementary Experiments will be conducted to focus on targeted problems. The first implemented AlpArray Complementary Experiment is called Eastern Alpine Seismic Investigation (EASI). The Eastern, "straight" part of the Alps is home to a number of open questions, e.g., the origin of the hanging lithospheric slab (Adriatic or European?), the nature of the Moho "hole" between the two plates, the anisotropic nature of the lower crust, and the relationship of the Alpine orogen to the adjacent foreland basin and the lithospheric blocks of the Bohemian Massif. Our research methods include tomography, ambient noise analysis and receiver functions, with anisotropy included in all three types of investigations as well as in shear-wave splitting analyses. The depth range of investigations encompasses the crust and the mantle lithosphere, down to the LAB. In this presentation we detail the design of the experiment. EASI is composed of 55 broadband seismic stations, deployed in a zig-zag pattern on either side of the central longitude line of 13.35°E. The planned north-south distance between stations was 10 km, the distance of each station to either side of the central line was 6 km. We aimed to keep the stations within 1.5 km of the target location, as much as topographic, field and infrastructure condition allowed. The result: with respect to the original deployment plans the closest match is 164m, 10 stations are within 500m, 31 stations are within 1.5km which is also the average match, and the farthest is 4.4km. The overall result remained a very linear and regularly spaced array, spanning 540 km from the Czech-German border to the Adriatic Sea. The highest elevation station is at 1846m, the lowest at sea-level (average: 646m). The achieved geometry leads to a uniform ray coverage at depth considering that the majority of the teleseismic events are coming from North and East directions (e.g. Japan, and Pacific Ocean) and few are arriving from South and West directions (Africa and Atlantic Ocean).

  14. Social Media for School Communication. Research into Practice

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    Williamson, Ronald

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  16. User Expectations for Media Sharing Practices in Open Display Networks.

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    Jose, Rui; Cardoso, Jorge C S; Hong, Jason

    2015-01-01

    Open Display Networks have the potential to allow many content creators to publish their media to an open-ended set of screen displays. However, this raises the issue of how to match that content to the right displays. In this study, we aim to understand how the perceived utility of particular media sharing scenarios is affected by three independent variables, more specifically: (a) the locativeness of the content being shared; (b) how personal that content is and (c) the scope in which it is being shared. To assess these effects, we composed a set of 24 media sharing scenarios embedded with different treatments of our three independent variables. We then asked 100 participants to express their perception of the relevance of those scenarios. The results suggest a clear preference for scenarios where content is both local and directly related to the person that is publishing it. This is in stark contrast to the types of content that are commonly found in public displays, and confirms the opportunity that open displays networks may represent a new media for self-expression. This novel understanding may inform the design of new publication paradigms that will enable people to share media across the display networks. PMID:26153770

  17. User Expectations for Media Sharing Practices in Open Display Networks

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    Jose, Rui; Cardoso, Jorge C. S.; Hong, Jason

    2015-01-01

    Open Display Networks have the potential to allow many content creators to publish their media to an open-ended set of screen displays. However, this raises the issue of how to match that content to the right displays. In this study, we aim to understand how the perceived utility of particular media sharing scenarios is affected by three independent variables, more specifically: (a) the locativeness of the content being shared; (b) how personal that content is and (c) the scope in which it is being shared. To assess these effects, we composed a set of 24 media sharing scenarios embedded with different treatments of our three independent variables. We then asked 100 participants to express their perception of the relevance of those scenarios. The results suggest a clear preference for scenarios where content is both local and directly related to the person that is publishing it. This is in stark contrast to the types of content that are commonly found in public displays, and confirms the opportunity that open displays networks may represent a new media for self-expression. This novel understanding may inform the design of new publication paradigms that will enable people to share media across the display networks. PMID:26153770

  18. Characteristics and Conceptual Framework of the Easy-Play Model

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    Lu, Chunlei; Steele, Kyle

    2014-01-01

    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…

  19. Earned Media

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    Sunshine, Alice

    2011-01-01

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

  20. From Augmentation Media to Meme Media.

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    Tanaka, Yuzuru

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

  1. Media violence.

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    Willis, E; Strasburger, V C

    1998-04-01

    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

  2. Earth History databases and visualization - the TimeScale Creator system

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    Ogg, James; Lugowski, Adam; Gradstein, Felix

    2010-05-01

    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.

  3. MedlinePlus FAQ: Easy-to-Read Documents

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    ... are easy to read and what is their reading level? To use the sharing features on this ... all materials on MedlinePlus are at the same reading level. MedlinePlus does not decide the literacy level ...

  4. An Easy Classroom Experiment on the Supercooling of Water

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    Gianino, Concetto

    2007-01-01

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

  5. Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

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    ... this? Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat Language: English ... a pink or reddish color. What Causes Pink Eye? There are four main causes of pink eye: ...

  6. A novel, easy-to-clean protein shaker

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    Lancaster, Donald R

    2008-01-01

    The goal on this thesis project was to develop a novel, easy-clean protein shaker. Protein shakers are used to contain and mix protein supplementation powder and water or liquid of the user's choice. Due to the nature of ...

  7. Media Training

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    None

    2011-10-06

    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/

  8. Asymptotics of correlation functions of the Heisenberg-Ising chain in the easy-axis regime

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    Dugave, Maxime; Kozlowski, Karol K; Suzuki, Junji

    2015-01-01

    We analyze the long-time large-distance asymptotics of the longitudinal correlation functions of the Heisenberg-Ising chain in the easy-axis regime. We show that in this regime the leading asymptotics of the dynamical two-point functions is entirely determined by the two-spinon contribution to their form factor expansion. Its explicit form is obtained from a saddle-point analysis of the corresponding double integral. It describes the propagation of a wave front with velocity $v_{c_1}$ which is found to be the maximal possible group velocity. Like in wave propagation in dispersive media the wave front is preceded by a precursor running ahead with velocity $v_{c_2}$. As a special case we obtain the explicit form of the asymptotics of the auto-correlation function.

  9. Streaming Media

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    Pulley, John

    2009-01-01

    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…

  10. Social media.

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    Foster, James

    2013-01-01

    There is an argument that with the common use of a variety of media the professional expectations on our everyday life are becoming increasingly important. A moan about a patient on a Monday night 20 years ago may have been harmless. The same comment made using today's communication methods could result in a regulatory challenge. PMID:23729056

  11. Otitis media with effusion

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

  12. On Media Education

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    Fedorov, Alexander

    2008-01-01

    This monograph analyzes the theory and practice of media education and media literacy. The book also includes the list of Russian media education literature and addresses of websites of the associations for media education.

  13. 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...

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

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    Chu, Donna; Lee, Alice Y. L.

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  16. 75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions

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    Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Is Easy Read Information Really Easier to Read?

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    Hurtado, B.; Jones, L.; Burniston, F.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Producing accessible information regarding health issues is very important in order to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) have equal access to services and can make informed decisions about their treatment. Method: This study examined whether an Easy Read leaflet improved service users' comprehension and…

  18. EASY REFILL SCAN YOUR RX Refill by simply scanning the

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    EASY REFILL ­ SCAN YOUR RX Refill by simply scanning the barcode on your mail Rx label ­ anywhere, anytime. PILL IDENTIFIER Quickly identify your pills by entering the imprint, color or shape. DRUG INTERACTIONS Quickly identify unwanted interactions with a simple scan. Sign-in Features: FIND A PHARMACY

  19. Myopia Glasses and Optical Power Estimation: An Easy Experiment

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    Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados

    2015-02-01

    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.

  20. The Rocker (An Easy Anharmonic Oscillator for Classroom Demonstration)

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    Lieberherr, Martin

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. 76 FR 3679 - Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy

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    2011-01-20

    ... Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service proposal to conduct a 2-year market test... Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641, announcing its intent to initiate a market test of...

  2. Five Easy Principles to Make Math Moments Count

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    Cutler, Carrie S.

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  3. Building Digital Libraries Made Easy: Toward Open Digital Libraries

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    Suleman, Hussein

    Building Digital Libraries Made Easy: Toward Open Digital Libraries Edward A. Fox, Hussein Suleman and Ming Luo Digital Library Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA {fox, hussein, lming}@vt.edu http://www.dlib.vt.edu Abstract. Digital libraries (DLs) promote a sharing culture among

  4. Technical Manual: easyCBM. Technical Report #1408

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  5. easyCBM Norms. 2014 Edition. Technical Report #1409

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

    2014-01-01

    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:…

  6. Myopia Glasses and Optical Power Estimation: An Easy Experiment

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    Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados

    2015-01-01

    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.

  7. 76 FR 3679 - Market Test of Marketing Mail Made Easy

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    2011-01-20

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

  8. An Easy-to-Assemble Three-Part Galvanic Cell

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    Eggen, Per-Odd; Skaugrud, Brit

    2015-01-01

    The galvanic cell presented in this article is made of only three parts, is easy to assemble, and can light a red light emitting diode (LED). The three cell components consist of a piece of paper with copper sulfate, a piece of paper with sodium sulfate, and a piece of magnesium ribbon. Within less than 1 h, students have time to discuss the…

  9. Fast and Easy Searching of Files in Unisys 2200 Computers

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    Snook, Bryan E.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  10. Pareto Optimality, GA-easiness and Deception Sushil J. Louis

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    Louis, Sushil J.

    of spaces which are easy for genetic algorithms and hard for stochastic hill{climbers. These spaces require genetic recombination for successful search and are partially deceptive. Prob- lems where tradeo s need to be made sub- sume spaces with these properties. Prelim- inary results comparing a genetic algorithm

  11. Gel Electrophoresis--The Easy Way for Students

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    VanRooy, Wilhelmina; Sultana, Khalida

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Pheromone Caterpillar Trails: An Easy Lab Exercise for the Classroom

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    Travis, Holly

    2003-01-01

    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"…

  13. Easy as ABC? Facilitating Pictorial Communication via Semantically Enhanced Layout

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    Zhu, Xiaojin "Jerry"

    Easy as ABC? Facilitating Pictorial Communication via Semantically Enhanced Layout Andrew B Goldberg et al. (Wisconsin) ABC Layout for Pictorial Communication CoNLL 2008 1 / 23 #12;Humans communicate in multiple modalities Goldberg et al. (Wisconsin) ABC Layout for Pictorial Communication CoNLL 2008 2 / 23

  14. A Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model Using Easy Java Simulation

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    Wee, Loo Kang; Goh, Giam Hwee

    2013-01-01

    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…

  15. Media matters.

    PubMed

    Martinez, L M

    1995-01-01

    The impact of the mass media on woman's status was addressed at two 1995 conferences: the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China, and the Congress of the World Association for Christian Communication, held in Puebla, Mexico. The globalization process facilitated by the mass media has served to increase the power of patriarchy, with no advantages to the cause of women's rights. Coverage of popular movements has been suppressed out of deference to male-controlled governments. Coverage of the Beijing Conference highlighted celebrities and personal stories, to the exclusion of the economic and political issues under debate. Television has commodified women, reinforcing their oppression. On the other hand, the alternative media, which tend to be decentralized, democratic, low-cost, and low in technology, are presenting women as subjects rather than objects and deconstructing gender stereotypes. Of concern, however, is the tendency of computer technology to widen the gap between social classes and developed and developing countries. Women must use information networks to disseminate information on women's rights and strengthen the links between women throughout the world. PMID:12291843

  16. 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

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

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

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    Conners, Gail A.

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

  18. Propagation in Anisotropic Media Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUCPrinciples of Optical Imaging

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    Gilbert, Matthew

    11/29/2010 1 Propagation in Anisotropic Media Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUCPrinciples of Optical Imaging Gabriel Popescu University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Beckman Institute Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory http://light.ece.uiuc.edu ECE 460 ­ Optical Imaging Isotropic media easy, same

  19. General Media Training Broadcast Media Training

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    Chandy, John A.

    General Media Training Broadcast Media Training In addition to the general training, University Communications provides individual broadcast media training in the on-campus television and radio studio. Those when a reporter calls. University Communications offers two types of media training for faculty

  20. 316 Teaching Philosophy 36:3, September 2013 that will not be easy, because these relationships are themselves not easy

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    Wagner, Carl

    316 Teaching Philosophy 36:3, September 2013 that will not be easy, because these relationships, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Lethbridge, Leth- bridge, AB T1K 3M4; stingl@uleth.ca An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics Mark Colyvan Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012

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

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    Solomon, Laura

    2010-01-01

    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…

  2. High capacity, easy release adhesives from renewable materials.

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    Bartlett, Michael D; Crosby, Alfred J

    2014-06-01

    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

  3. easyDAS: Automatic creation of DAS servers

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background The Distributed Annotation System (DAS) has proven to be a successful way to publish and share biological data. Although there are more than 750 active registered servers from around 50 organizations, setting up a DAS server comprises a fair amount of work, making it difficult for many research groups to share their biological annotations. Given the clear advantage that the generalized sharing of relevant biological data is for the research community it would be desirable to facilitate the sharing process. Results Here we present easyDAS, a web-based system enabling anyone to publish biological annotations with just some clicks. The system, available at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/panda-srv/easydas is capable of reading different standard data file formats, process the data and create a new publicly available DAS source in a completely automated way. The created sources are hosted on the EBI systems and can take advantage of its high storage capacity and network connection, freeing the data provider from any network management work. easyDAS is an open source project under the GNU LGPL license. Conclusions easyDAS is an automated DAS source creation system which can help many researchers in sharing their biological data, potentially increasing the amount of relevant biological data available to the scientific community. PMID:21244646

  4. Creating Media Center Memories

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    Spann, Youlita

    2008-01-01

    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…

  5. Measuring News Media Literacy

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    Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

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

  6. Geographic Media Literacy

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    Lukinbeal, Chris

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Performance, Design, Human Factors Keywords Media Arts, Music Video, Network Arts, Photo Sharing, Software to the web. Weblogs, personal photo software (like Picasa), and social photo-sharing websites (like Flickr engines, photo-sharing websites, and simple analy- sis of the dynamics and tempo of the music to create

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

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Advanced Photojournalism Media Design Multimedia Reporting Editing & Curation Social MediaREED COLLEGE OF MEDIA OR COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Intro to Media & Society JRL 101 (3 hrs) Media Writing JRL 215 (3 hrs) Media Tools & Applications JRL 225 (3 hrs) Media Ethics & Law JRL 428 (3

  9. From Binary Notation to Gravitational Waves: Rocket Science Made Easy

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    Fisher, Diane K.; Leon, Nancy J.; Cooper, Larry

    2001-01-01

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

  10. Cognitive control: easy to identify but hard to define.

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    Morton, J Bruce; Ezekiel, Fredrick; Wilk, Heather A

    2011-04-01

    Cognitive control is easy to identify in its effects, but difficult to grasp conceptually. This creates somewhat of a puzzle: Is cognitive control a bona fide process or an epiphenomenon that merely exists in the mind of the observer? The topiCS special edition on cognitive control presents a broad set of perspectives on this issue and helps to clarify central conceptual and empirical challenges confronting the field. Our commentary provides a summary of and critical response to each of the papers. PMID:25164286

  11. MYRaf: An Easy Aperture Photometry GUI for IRAF

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    Niaei, M. S.; KiliÇ, Y.; Özeren, F. F.

    2015-07-01

    We describe the design and development of MYRaf, a GUI (Graphical User Interface) that aims to be completely open-source under General Public License (GPL). MYRaf is an easy to use, reliable, and a fast IRAF aperture photometry GUI tool for those who are conversant with text-based software and command-line procedures in GNU/Linux OSs. MYRaf uses IRAF, PyRAF, matplotlib, ginga, alipy, and SExtractor with the general-purpose and high-level programming language Python, and uses the Qt framework.

  12. Seattle by bike your easy-start guide to

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    Brown, Sally

    Nbike Hybrid/ COmfOrt 2 MAIN LOGO ON PMS7487- 2C [CAN ALSO BE USED OM 309] "PRONTO_MAIN_1C_INV.pdf" #12;3 ROAd, and easy on the wallet. eleCTRIC So what about those hills? electric bikes make climbing them a lot easier for the rest of the trip. typeSOfbikeS Cru iSer Car gObike eleCtri C #12;4 WHat abOut HillS? The prospect

  13. Self-Cleaning Particulate Prefilter Media

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

    2012-01-01

    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.

  14. Social Media QMUL Digital Communications Strategy Social Media

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    Chittka, Lars

    Social Media ­ QMUL Digital Communications Strategy 1 Social Media QMUL Social Media Strategy provides staff with a framework for using social media. The strategy will be reviewed in July 2013. Social media rationale QMUL

  15. Computation in Classical Mechanics with Easy Java Simulations (EJS)

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    Cox, Anne J.

    2006-12-01

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

  16. How the Media Teach

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    Cortes, Carlos E.

    2005-01-01

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

  17. Business and the Media.

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    Barchie, Lisa

    By virtue of the different natures of the two institutions, the relationship between business and the media is simultaneously adversarial and symbiotic: the media see themselves as society's watchdog while business sees itself as society's driving economic force. Meanwhile, business relies on the media for information, and the media rely on…

  18. The Media Teacher's Handbook

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

    2011-01-01

    "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…

  19. Selecting Media for Instruction.

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    Evans, L. J.

    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…

  20. Social media Introduction

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    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

  1. Media Literacy Bibliography.

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    Duncan, Barry

    1989-01-01

    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…

  2. Living within the Media

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    Griffin, Erin

    2005-01-01

    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.…

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

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

    2013-02-27

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

  4. SpokenMedia project: Media-linked transcripts and rich media notebooks for learning and teaching

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    Muramatsu, Brandon

    The SpokenMedia project's goal is to increase the effectiveness of web-based lecture media by improving the search and discoverability of specific, relevant media segments. SpokenMedia creates media-linked transcripts that ...

  5. 76 FR 21849 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and...

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    2011-04-19

    ...; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card and Aircraft Ground Services (DFARS Case 2009-D019) AGENCY... include purchases of marine fuel, oil, and refueling-related items using the Ships Bunkers Easy... the purchase of marine fuel using the Ships' bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card in lieu of the...

  6. Easy Problems are Sometimes Hard \\Lambda Ian P. Gent Toby Walsh

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    Gent, Ian

    this phase trans­ ition is usually associated with problems which are typically hard to solve [2 of SAT. By comparison, the constant probability model is considered to give easy problems since various in ``easy'' problem classes like the constant probability model, and in ``easy'' regions of the phase

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

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    the EasyXpress Protein Synthesis Insect Kit 16 Troubleshooting Guide 22 Appendix A: Purifying 6x screw-cap) 2 x 50 µl RNase-Free Water (colorless screw-cap) 1 x 1.9 ml EasyXpress Insect Positive be stored at 2­8°C. Do not freeze. When stored under the above conditions and handled correctly, the Easy

  8. Easy and hard testbeds for real-time search algorithms

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    Koenig, S.; Simmons, R.G.

    1996-12-31

    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.

  9. Self-priming centrifugal pumps are efficient, easy to service

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-11-01

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

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

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

    2012-02-01

    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.

  11. Measuring phosphate with an inexpensive, easy to build photometer

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    Simeonov, Valentin; Weijs, Steven; Parlange, Marc

    2013-04-01

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

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

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    Scrucca, L; Santucci, A; Aversa, F

    2007-08-01

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

  13. COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Media & Society

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Intro to Media & Society JRL 101 (3 hrs) Media Writing JRL 215 (3 ADV 451 (3 hrs) REED COLLEGE OF MEDIA COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Intro to Media & Society JRL 101 & Strategy ADV 403 (3 hrs) Interactive Marketing Communications ADV 451 (3 hrs) REED COLLEGE OF MEDIA COLLEGE

  14. COLLEGE OF MEDIA CORE (12 hrs) Media & Society

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    hrs) Visual Journalism/ New Media JRL 225 (3 hrs) Media Ethics & Law JRL 428 (3 hrs) STRATEGIC (3 hrs) Media Writing JRL 215 (3 hrs) Visual Journalism/ New Media JRL 225 (3 hrs) Media Ethics & Law Journalism/ New Media JRL 225 (3 hrs) Media Ethics & JRL 428 (3 hrs) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CORE (12 hrs

  15. Media reaction to a SETI success.

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    Shostak, G S

    1997-01-01

    Consideration of the reaction to a SETI detection by the media, and the effect this will have on the public, is more than mere sociological speculation. An accurate forecast of the media's interest can lead to actions that will help ensure that correct and comprehensible information reaches the public. This is most critical in the first few weeks following a discovery. While a widely accepted protocol for dealing with a detection exists in the "Declaration of Principles Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence," it gives scant consideration to the fact that the actual situation will be chaotic and not subject to easy control. The 1996 story about the possible discovery of martian microfossils has provided a useful precedent for what will happen if astronomers uncover the existence of alien intelligence. PMID:11541154

  16. Bacterial media LB media (1L)

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    Abou Elela, Sherif

    Bacterial media LB media (1L) In 800mL ddH2O, dissolve (Bacto) Tryptone 10g Yeast Extract 5g NaCl 5 Autoclave #12;Store at RT SOB media (1L) In 800mL ddH2O, dissolve Tryptone 20g Yeast Extract 5.0g NaCl 0.5g separately. Just before using the media, add 5.0mL MgCl2 2M to 1L SOB. #12;

  17. Mass Media: The Invisible Environment.

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    Glessing, Robert J.; White, William P.

    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,…

  18. Lyon, C., Barrett, R., and Malcolm, J. (2006). Plagiarism Is Easy, But Also Easy To Detect. Plagiary: CrossDisciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification, 5765.

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    Lyon, Caroline

    2006-01-01

    Lyon, C., Barrett, R., and Malcolm, J. (2006). Plagiarism Is Easy, But Also Easy To Detect. Plagiary: CrossDisciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification, 5765. Plagiarism through plagiarism detectors, and en- suring that students realise how effectively this can be done. New

  19. Using Social Media to Teach Social Media

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    Rheingold, Howard

    2008-01-01

    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…

  20. QED in arbitrary linear media: amplifying media

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    Christian Raabe; Dirk-Gunnar Welsch

    2007-10-15

    Recently, we have developed a unified approach to QED in arbitrary linearly responding media in equilibrium--media that give rise to absorption [Phys. Rev. A \\textbf{75}, (2007) 053813]. In the present paper we show that, under appropriate conditions, the theory can be quite naturally generalized to amplifying media the effect of which is described within the framework of linear response theory. We discuss the limits of validity of the generalized theory and make contact with earlier quantization schemes suggested for the case of linearly and locally responding amplifying dielectric-type media. To illustrate the theory, we present the electromagnetic-field correlation functions that determine the Casimir force in the presence of amplifying media.

  1. Introduction to social media.

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    Meru, Michael

    2012-01-01

    This overview of social media categories some of the typical types and uses of this form of communication and suggests common courtesies and effective strategies for participation in the social media culture. PMID:23654162

  2. Easy and effective virtual tour on the World Wide Web

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

    2004-12-01

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

  3. Easy and effective virtual tour on the World Wide Web

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

    2005-01-01

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

  4. Easy To Use Optical Program For Commodore PET Computer

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    Gibson, John A.

    1980-09-01

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

  5. Validation of an effective, easy-to-make hemostasis simulator.

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    Giusto, Gessica; Comino, Francesco; Gandini, Marco

    2015-01-01

    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

  6. The IBA Easy-E-Beam Integrated Processing System

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

    2011-06-01

    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.

  7. The IBA Easy-E-Beam™ Integrated Processing System

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

    2011-06-01

    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.

  8. Growing perovskite into polymers for easy-processable optoelectronic devices

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

    2015-01-01

    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

  9. Easy Long-Term Identifiers and the "Data Paper"

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    Kunze, John

    2011-05-01

    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.

  10. Trends in media use.

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    Roberts, Donald F; Foehr, Ulla G

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Of Mind and Media.

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    Salomon, Gavriel

    1997-01-01

    Explores mind/media relationships and discusses how culture's symbolic forms affect learning and thinking. The socially held and communicated views of various media appear to affect the way children handle them, the depth of their information processing, and what they actually learn from them. Media's symbolic forms of representation have both…

  12. Youth Media and Agency

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    Hauge, Chelsey

    2014-01-01

    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…

  13. Administering Instructional Media Programs.

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    Erickson, Carlton W. H.

    This book presents a wide discussion of the educational and administrative tasks of the instructional media program director. It includes guidelines, principles, case studies, and examples of advanced media use, with emphasis on audiovisual media, the area in which innovation has occurred most. Strong leadership, technological competence, and good…

  14. Children's Media Policy

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    Jordan, Amy B.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  15. Adolescents and the Media.

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

    1993-01-01

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

  16. The Media Reader.

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    Valdes, Joan; Crow, Jeanne

    An anthology of readings in the media correlates chapter-by-chapter to the authors' textbook, "The Media Works." Fifteen chapters cover the study of newspapers, magazines, comics, popular music, television, movies, and advertising. The authors included represent varied perspectives on the media. The selections were chosen with the help of a…

  17. Sizing Up Social Media

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    Pearson, Jerold

    2010-01-01

    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…

  18. Media Education: Sociology Surveys

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    Fedorov, Alexander

    2007-01-01

    In Russia as well as in foreign countries we can witness sort of the confusion of the terms of "media education" and "media literacy". There are quite a few differences in theoretical approaches to media education, to distinguishing of the most important aims, objectives, means of introduction into the teaching process, etc.…

  19. Modern Media Education Models

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    Fedorov, Alexander

    2011-01-01

    The author supposed that media education models can be divided into the following groups: (1) educational-information models (the study of the theory, history, language of media culture, etc.), based on the cultural, aesthetic, semiotic, socio-cultural theories of media education; (2) educational-ethical models (the study of moral, religions,…

  20. Kraith Creator"s Manual Issue 1 

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    Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

    1973-01-01

    the human relatives that Spock must have somewhere, however distant. There are whole areas of Vulcan culture that are totally unexplored, and there is the entire pageant of Vulcan history to develope. Rusty Hancock has begun to open up the area of Vulcan... that this pattern is built into Kraith is that Kraith is attempting to point out the semantic fallacies inherent in interpreting the actions of aliens in terms of human standards. Kraith was originally conceived as a counter statement to the most prevalent type...

  1. Social Media: What's the Point of 2.0?Point of 2.0?

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    #12;Social Media Tools for Collaboration 6 #12;Blogging with Wordpress 7 #12;Blogging with Wordpress, events and activites · Wordpress.com is free, web accessible and easy to use Tips: I f ti ld t i t l tt, eg. Wordpress for blogging delicious for sharing resourcesWordpress for blogging, delicious

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

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    Banaji, Shakuntala

    2006-01-01

    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…

  3. An efficient polymeric micromotor doped with Pt nanoparticle@carbon nanotubes for complex bio-media.

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    Li, Yana; Wu, Jie; Xie, Yuzhe; Ju, Huangxian

    2015-04-14

    A highly efficient polymeric tubular micromotor doped with Pt nanoparticle@carbon nanotubes is fabricated by template-assisted electrochemical growth. The micromotors preserve good navigation in multi-media and surface modification, along with simple synthesis, easy functionalization and good biocompatibility, displaying great promise in biological applications. PMID:25761099

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

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    Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Pervasive media violence.

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    Schooler, C; Flora, J A

    1996-01-01

    In this review, we focus our discussion on studies examining effects on children and young adults. We believe that the current epidemic of youth violence in the United States justifies a focus on this vulnerable segment of society. We consider media effects on individual children's behaviors, such as imitating aggressive acts. In addition, we examine how the media influence young people's perceptions of norms regarding interpersonal relationships. Next, we assess mass media effects on societal beliefs, or what children and adolescents think the "real world" is like. We suggest these media influences are cumulative and mutually reinforcing, and discuss the implications of repeated exposure to prominent and prevalent violent media messages. Finally, we catalog multiple intervention possibilities ranging from education to regulation. From a public health perspective, therefore, we evaluate the effects that pervasive media messages depicting violence have on young people and present multiple strategies to promote more healthful outcomes. PMID:8724228

  6. Media and Communication Is Media and Communication right for me?

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Media and Communication Is Media and Communication right for me? If you have an interest in the way in which media affects business and society, globalisation and technology, Media and Communication can set the best out of this degree. The skills you can gain from a Media and Communication degree are wide

  7. Integrated Media Systems: Toward the Media Immersion Environment

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    Southern California, University of

    1 Integrated Media Systems: Toward the Media Immersion Environment By Dennis McLeod, Ulrich Neumann-0877/Fax: (213) 740-8931 nikias@imsc.usc.edu 1. Introduction The Media Immersion Environment (MIE business. The Media Immersion Environment provides a framework for the creation of various integrated media

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

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    Radescu, Radu; Davidescu, Andrei; Pupezescu, Valentin

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Felton, James; Mitchell, John; Stinson, Michael

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Reznikov, Yuri

    -like behaviour of the polymer fragments during the drift of the easy axis. Keywords: liquid crystal, easy axis molecules on/from the aligning sur- face and cooperative reorientation of polymer fragments and LC molecules are considered as possible mechanisms of a gliding effect. The adsorption/desorption (AD) mecha- nism

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

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    Benos, Takis

    modeling studies. Citation: Mahony S, Auron PE, Benos PV (2007) DNA familial binding profiles made easyDNA Familial Binding Profiles Made Easy: Comparison of Various Motif Alignment and Clustering, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Transcription factor (TF) proteins recognize a small

  12. The easy magnetization directions in R6Fe23 intermetallic compounds: A crystal field analysis

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    Ryan, Dominic

    The easy magnetization directions in R6Fe23 intermetallic compounds: A crystal field analysis G. J, Ho, and Tm show that these compounds all magnetize along a 111 easy direction. At first sight of these pairs of compounds are opposite in sign. In this article we show that the crystal field stabilization

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. The Effectiveness of SpeechEasy during Situations of Daily Living

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

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Overview: new media.

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    O'Keeffe, Gwenn Schurgin

    2012-06-01

    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

  1. Rotary Microfilter Media Evaluation

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    Poirier, M

    2005-04-20

    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.

  2. CDC Development Solutions Social Media Policy 1 Social Media Policy

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    Larsen, Mike

    CDC Development Solutions Social Media Policy 1 Social Media Policy 1st edition: May 2013 #12;CDC Development Solutions Social, fundraising, and relationship-building through social media platforms, and CDS is already

  3. Trends in Media Use

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    Roberts, Donald F.; Foehr, Ulla G.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  4. Media: Eyeing the News.

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    Gage, Susan

    1990-01-01

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

  5. Educational Media and You.

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    Wilkinson, Cecil E.

    Guidance in the values and uses of media for educators and students at all educational levels is presented in this resource guide. Over fifty educational media are discussed such as photographs, study prints, slides, filmstrips, stereoscopic views, microforms, recordings, motion pictures, television, and facsimiles of reality. Attention is also…

  6. Folk Media in Development.

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    Instructional Technology Report, 1975

    1975-01-01

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

  7. Loneliness and Media Gratifications.

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    Canary, Daniel J.; Spitzberg, Brian H.

    1993-01-01

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

  8. Literacy, Learning, and Media.

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    Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary

    2000-01-01

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

  9. Writing and Digital Media

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  10. Speaking through the Media.

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    Gabrick, Andrea; Dessoff, Alan

    2002-01-01

    Offers advice for college communications officers in dealing with the media. Tips include: "bring in the big guns", "play show and tell", expand the media circle, understand reporters' jobs and respect deadlines, "keep it real", "stay in touch", and "hedge your bets". (EV)

  11. Minorities in the Media.

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    Sherard, Regina G., Comp.; And Others

    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…

  12. Building Social Media Connections

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. Men, Myth, and Media.

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

    1989-01-01

    This issue on gender and the media contains the following (1) "Home, Home on the Remote"; (2) "Dads Through the Decades" (Mark Crispin Miller); (3) "The New Man: That's Entertainment!" (John Lehrer); (4) "Singing Men's Songs" (Kerry Skorlich); (5) "Media Myths and Men's Work" (Ian Harris); (6) "Why Are There No Asian Male Anchors?" (Ben…

  14. Social Media. Research Brief

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    Williamson, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Acoustics in Porous Media.

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    The acoustics of fluid-saturated porous media is an active area of research in .... seismic attenuation in porous media is wave-induced fluid flow, which occurs ... Shear waves are generated at the gas-water interfaces by mode conversion. .... Polar representation of the qP energy velocity vector at 50 Hz for cases 1, 2 and 3

  16. Social Media Volunteering Application

    E-print Network

    Social Media Volunteering Application Christen Gjølbye Christensen Kongens Lyngby 2013 IMM out. This thesis will documents the design of a concept that engages people to volunteer and socially- quirements for acquiring a M.Sc. in Digital Media Engineering. The thesis supervisor was Nicola Dragoni

  17. Digital Media and Learning

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    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  18. Computer Produced Media Guides.

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    Jeffcott, Janet B.

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

  19. Media Manual (How to Use Media Equipment).

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    Jones, Nancy

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

  20. MediaTracker system

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    Sandoval, D. M.; Strittmatter, R. B.; Abeyta, J. D.; Brown, J.; Marks, T. , Jr.; Martinez, B. J.; Jones, D. B.; Hsue, W.

    2004-01-01

    The initial objectives of this effort were to provide a hardware and software platform that can address the requirements for the accountability of classified removable electronic media and vault access logging. The Media Tracker system software assists classified media custodian in managing vault access logging and Media Tracking to prevent the inadvertent violation of rules or policies for the access to a restricted area and the movement and use of tracked items. The MediaTracker system includes the software tools to track and account for high consequence security assets and high value items. The overall benefits include: (1) real-time access to the disposition of all Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM), (2) streamlined security procedures and requirements, (3) removal of ambiguity and managerial inconsistencies, (4) prevention of incidents that can and should be prevented, (5) alignment with the DOE's initiative to achieve improvements in security and facility operations through technology deployment, and (6) enhanced individual responsibility by providing a consistent method of dealing with daily responsibilities. In response to initiatives to enhance the control of classified removable electronic media (CREM), the Media Tracker software suite was developed, piloted and implemented at the Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning in July 2000. The Media Tracker software suite assists in the accountability and tracking of CREM and other high-value assets. One component of the MediaTracker software suite provides a Laboratory-approved media tracking system. Using commercial touch screen and bar code technology, the MediaTracker (MT) component of the MediaTracker software suite provides an efficient and effective means to meet current Laboratory requirements and provides new-engineered controls to help assure compliance with those requirements. It also establishes a computer infrastructure at vault entrances for vault access logging, and can accommodate several methods of positive identification including smart cards and biometrics. Currently, we have three mechanisms that provide added security for accountability and tracking purposes. One mechanism consists of a portable, hand-held inventory scanner, which allows the custodian to physically track the items that are not accessible within a particular area. The second mechanism is a radio frequency identification (RFID) consisting of a monitoring portal, which tracks and logs in a database all activity tagged of items that pass through the portals. The third mechanism consists of an electronic tagging of a flash memory device for automated inventory of CREM in storage. By modifying this USB device the user is provided with added assurance, limiting the data from being obtained from any other computer.

  1. Magnetohydrodynamics of fractal media

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    Tarasov, Vasily E.

    2006-05-15

    The fractal distribution of charged particles is considered. An example of this distribution is the charged particles that are distributed over the fractal. The fractional integrals are used to describe fractal distribution. These integrals are considered as approximations of integrals on fractals. Typical turbulent media could be of a fractal structure and the corresponding equations should be changed to include the fractal features of the media. The magnetohydrodynamics equations for fractal media are derived from the fractional generalization of integral Maxwell equations and integral hydrodynamics (balance) equations. Possible equilibrium states for these equations are considered.

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

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    Kearnes, Keith A.

    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

  3. Context and Usability Testing: User-Modeled Information Presentation in Easy and Difficult Driving Conditions 

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    Hu, John; Winterboer, Andi; Nass, Clifford; Moore, Johanna D.

    2010-11-03

    A 2x2 enhanced Wizard-of-Oz experiment (N = 32) was conducted to compare two different approaches to presenting information to drivers in easy and difficult driving conditions. Data of driving safety, evaluation of ...

  4. Electrochemotherapy An easy, highly effective and safe treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases

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    Ljubljana, University of

    2006 Accepted 23 August 2006 Keywords: Electrochemotherapy Melanoma Cutaneous metastases RecurrentElectrochemotherapy ­ An easy, highly effective and safe treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous and confirm efficacy and safety of electrochemotherapy with bleomy- cin or cisplatin on cutaneous

  5. Authoring and Delivery of Adaptive Electronic Textbooks made Easy Ewald Ramp1,2

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    De Bra, Paul

    Authoring and Delivery of Adaptive Electronic Textbooks made Easy Ewald Ramp1,2 , Paul De Bra1 and delivery platforms like AHA! (De Bra et al, 2003b, 2004) are powerful but hard to use for the majority

  6. 76 FR 21849 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-19

    ...Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy...Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to allow the...unable to use the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC...Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) at 213 to...Defense Logistics Agency energy bunkers contracts...

  7. Policy on Media Contacts Regarding Athletes Policy on Media Contacts

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Media Contacts Regarding Athletes 9/1/2013 Policy on Media Contacts Regarding Athletics I-athletes and the media and other contacts related to public relations matters. The Office of Athletic Communications-athletes, coaches, and administrators, and the media. The office provides coverage of athletic programs

  8. Policy on Media Relations Policy on Media Relations

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Media Relations 7/14/2014 Policy on Media Relations I. Purpose and Scope This policy is intended to promote effective communication with the media about the university's mission and activities and Communications is responsible for initiating and responding to media contacts and requests, and for managing

  9. MEDIA LIFECYCLE AND CONTENT ANALYSIS IN SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITIES

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    Xie, Lexing

    MEDIA LIFECYCLE AND CONTENT ANALYSIS IN SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITIES Lexing Xie Australian National, dissemination and consumption patterns in the recent social media studies literature. We then propose an updated with an outlook for emerging prob- lems. Index Terms-- Multimedia, social networks, content analysis, media

  10. Functionally Graded Media

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    Cedric M. Campos; Marcelo Epstein; Manuel de Leon

    2007-11-16

    The notions of uniformity and homogeneity of elastic materials are reviewed in terms of Lie groupoids and frame bundles. This framework is also extended to consider the case Functionally Graded Media, which allows us to obtain some homogeneity conditions.

  11. Media independent interface

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    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.

  12. Media Programmed Learning Systems

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    Butler, Lucius; Inoue, Kazuo

    1972-01-01

    The science department of a Japanese technical high school developed a programmed learning system for first and second year science courses. Utilized are various machines and audiovisual equipment in a total media system. (Author/TS)

  13. TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW

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

    2011-08-25

    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.

  14. Stellaria media (Introduced) 

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which employees’ election season consumption of political media affects their perception and instigation of politically-motivated workplace incivility. Participants (N = 895; 81.2% White...

  15. Communications and media services

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    Mcculla, James W.; Kukowski, James F.

    1990-01-01

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

  16. MEDIA ADVISORY July 20, 2005

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    MEDIA ADVISORY July 20, 2005 Contact: CDC, Press Office (404) 639­3286 WHO: Dr. Julie Gerberding on Clifton Way. Media should arrive at Building 16 entrance by 11:30 p.m. Media must present photo ID for access. Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line

  17. Media Education: An Indian Perspective.

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    Kumar, Keval Joe

    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…

  18. Gavilan College Student Media Survey.

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    Willett, Terrence; Cooke, Simon

    This document aims to understand the patterns of media consumption among Gavilan students. The goals of the study are to determine the most consumed media product, determine differences in consumption of media modes by different variables, and conduct demographic profiles of the most consumed products within each media mode. The data was gathered…

  19. The Remote Media Immersion (RMI)

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    the ultimate digital media delivery platform. Its streaming media server delivers multiple high- bandwidth locations.1 The RMI system is the next step in audio-visual fidelity for streaming media delivered on demand the technological boundaries beyond what current video-on-demand or streaming media systems can deliver. As a conse

  20. A Performance and Scalability Analysis of the Tsunami Simulation EasyWave for Different Multi-Core Architectures and

    E-print Network

    Schnor, Bettina

    A Performance and Scalability Analysis of the Tsunami Simulation EasyWave for Different Multi and Scalability Analysis of the Tsunami Simulation EasyWave for Different Multi-Core Architectures and Programming for the Tsunami simulation EasyWave. The target platforms include a standard Ivy Bridge Xeon processor, an Intel

  1. Children's media policy.

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    Jordan, Amy B

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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    Rowell, Lawrence F.; Davis, John S.

    1989-01-01

    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.

  3. Peter Sis: Gifted Creator.

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    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2003-01-01

    Presents a brief biography of Peter Sis, an author and illustrator of children's books. Includes awards he has won; extension activities; and annotated bibliographies of books written and illustrated by Sis, selected books illustrated by Sis, audiobooks, videorecordings, sources for biographical information, and information on the Web. (LRW)

  4. National Media Laboratory media testing results

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    Mularie, William

    1993-01-01

    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.

  5. The effect of thermal fluctuation on tilted perpendicular media

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    Cheng, X. Z.; Jalil, M. B. A.

    2005-05-01

    We investigated via micromagnetic simulation the effect of thermal fluctuation on the stability and transition width of a tilted media with easy axis oriented at 45° and 135° with respect to the vertical along the down-track direction. A dynamic model of the recording process is presented which incorporates a Westmijze head field rotated by 90°. Thermal fluctuations are modeled via a stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation with a temperature-dependent white-noise field. The dependence of the transition parameter a between adjacent bits and signal-to-noise ratio on temperature is investigated, and comparison between these values of the perpendicular medium and those of the two types of tilted media is performed.

  6. Breathe Easy.

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    Epstien, Barb

    1999-01-01

    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)

  7. Easy Access

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    Gettelman, Alan

    2009-01-01

    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.…

  8. Open Media Training Session

    SciTech Connect

    2010-01-19

    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/

  9. Reconstructing random media

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    Yeong, C.L.; Torquato, S.

    1998-01-01

    We formulate a procedure to reconstruct the structure of general random heterogeneous media from limited morphological information by extending the methodology of Rintoul and Torquato [J. Colloid Interface Sci. {bold 186}, 467 (1997)] developed for dispersions. The procedure has the advantages that it is simple to implement and generally applicable to multidimensional, multiphase, and anisotropic structures. Furthermore, an extremely useful feature is that it can incorporate any type and number of correlation functions in order to provide as much morphological information as is necessary for accurate reconstruction. We consider a variety of one- and two-dimensional reconstructions, including periodic and random arrays of rods, various distribution of disks, Debye random media, and a Fontainebleau sandstone sample. We also use our algorithm to construct heterogeneous media from specified hypothetical correlation functions, including an exponentially damped, oscillating function as well as physically unrealizable ones. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  10. Open Media Training Session

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    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/

  11. Media and risky behaviors.

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    Escobar-Chaves, Soledad Liliana; Anderson, Craig A

    2008-01-01

    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

  12. Systematic review of EASY-care needs assessment for community-dwelling older people

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    Craig, Christopher; Chadborn, Neil; Sands, Gina; Tuomainen, Helena; Gladman, John

    2015-01-01

    Background: undertaking comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGAs) combined with long-term health and social care management can improve the quality of life of older people [ 1]. The EASY-Care tool is a CGA instrument designed for assessing the physical, mental and social functioning and unmet health and social needs of older people in community settings or primary care. It has also been used as a frailty assessment tool and for gathering population-level data. Objective: to review the evidence of reliability, validity and acceptability of EASY-Care and its appropriateness for assessing the needs of community-dwelling older people. Methods: systematic search of literature databases using pre-defined search terms (January 1994—May 2014) for English language articles reporting on the reliability, validity, acceptability and implementation of EASY-Care in primary care and community settings. Eligible articles were critically reviewed. Discussion papers mapping professionals' use of the tool were also included as these could be considered an aspect of validity. Results: twenty-nine papers met the inclusion criteria and underwent data extraction. A narrative synthesis was performed, because there was a variety of quantitative and qualitative outcomes and characteristics. Reliability evidence for EASY-Care is minimal. Evidence for validity is good, and it has received numerous positive endorsements of acceptability in international settings from older people and practitioners. Conclusion: evidence supports the use of EASY-Care for individual needs assessment; further research is needed for other uses. Of the papers that made statements about who should administer EASY-Care, the majority indicated that nurses were preferable to self-completion. PMID:25911539

  13. Otitis media with effusion.

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    Atkinson, Helen; Wallis, Sebastian; Coatesworth, Andrew P

    2015-05-01

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common problem facing general practitioners, pediatricians and otolaryngologists. This article reviews the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, presentation, natural history and management of OME. The literature was reviewed by using the PubMed search engine and entering a combination of terms including 'otitis media with effusion', 'epidemiology' and 'management'. Relevant articles were identified and examined for content. What is the take home message? While OME is a very common entity in the pediatric population, the majority of cases will resolve spontaneously. Surgery in the form of grommet insertion, with or without adenoidectomy is the most effective treatment in persistent symptomatic cases. PMID:25913597

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

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    Blaine, Amy S.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Media Now: A Historical Review of a Media Literacy Curriculum

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    Friesem, Yonty; Quaglia, Diane; Crane, Ed

    2014-01-01

    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…

  16. TRANSMISSION MEDIA 4.1 Guided Transmission Media

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    Scarano, Vittorio

    microphones Microwave Radar Microwave antennas Magnetrons Infrared Lasers Guided missiles Rangefinders RadioCHAPTER 4 TRANSMISSION MEDIA 4.1 Guided Transmission Media Twisted Pair Coaxial Cable Optical Fiber information can be classi- fied as guided or unguided. Guided media provide a physical path along which

  17. Vision for the Net Generation Media Specialist. Media Matters

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    Johnson, Doug

    2006-01-01

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

  18. Media and Risky Behaviors

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. Media Literacy as Discourse.

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    Holliway, David; Karovsky, Penelope

    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…

  20. Yeast Media Sterilization Guidelines

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    Aris, John P.

    bucket (to minimize exposure to heat). 2. Syringe filter sterilize into sterile 100 ml glass bottle. 31 Yeast Media Sterilization Guidelines: Use the following exposure times for liquids and remove temperature. Add carbon source from sterilized 20% solution. SD (Synthetic Dextrose) "Drop In" Medium: 1 L 20

  1. The Indian Media Scenario.

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    Eapen, K. E.

    As background information for a discussion of India's communication system and its potential for social change, this paper briefly describes the country's physical characteristics, some of its cultural heritage and demographics, and the development of its education and railways. After a discussion of the folk media (traditional changes) of…

  2. Cyberbullying via Social Media

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    Whittaker, Elizabeth; Kowalski, Robin M.

    2015-01-01

    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,…

  3. Microphones and Educational Media.

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    Page, Marilyn

    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…

  4. Media Literacy: Good News

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    Kenner, Adam; Rivera, Sheryl

    2007-01-01

    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,…

  5. Basic Media in Education.

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    Harrell, John

    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…

  6. Knowledge Media Institute Compendium

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    and the generation of associated artifacts. 1 Verizon eBusiness, White Plains, New York, NY 10604, USA. {albert.m.selvin, beatrix.zimmerman}@verizon.com 2 Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA Center, MS 19-39, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, USA. msierhuis@mail.arc.nasa.gov 4 jeff.conklin@verizon

  7. Educational Media Yearbook 1973.

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    Brown, James W., Ed.

    This collection of articles brings together the historical, statistical, and factual data needed to lend perspective to the attempt to understand the past and foresee the future of educational media. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the Yearbook stresses the need for cooperation…

  8. Educational Media Inst. 

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    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    hydrates formed by methane gas and pure water in porous media. Methane gas hydrates were formed in a cell packed with 0.177-mm (0.007 in) diameter single sand (U.S. Sieve Series Designation Mesh No. 80) and 0.420-mm (0.017 in) diameter single sand (U...

  9. Media Specialist's Corner.

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    Parrini, Michelle; Kittlaus, Jennifer

    2001-01-01

    Presents resources relating to this issue of "Insights on Law and Society" that are intended for students, teachers, and school library media specialists. Includes resources, such as primary documents for students, Web sites, Supreme Court cases, books, an online article, and lessons. (CMK)

  10. Media Specialist's Corner.

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    Parrini, Michelle; Kittlaus, Jennifer

    2002-01-01

    Presents an annotated bibliography of resources for students, teachers, and school library media specialists related to the topic, "Youth, Rights, and the Constitution," found in this issue of "Insights on Law and Society." Includes books and primary sources for students. (CMK)

  11. Teleconferencing and Interactive Media.

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    Parker, Lorne A., Comp.; Olgren, Christine H., Comp.

    This publication contains more than 50 papers on the latest developments and applications of interactive media to link distant locations. The contributors, who represent business, government, education, medical, and telecommunications organizations in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia, have had direct experience with the full range…

  12. Photochemistry in Organized Media.

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    Fendler, Janos H.

    1983-01-01

    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,…

  13. Media Ideas Handbook.

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    Haack, John T., Comp.

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

  14. Comparative evaluation of two commercial chromogenic media for detection and presumptive identification of urinary tract pathogens.

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    Scarparo, C; Piccoli, P; Ricordi, P; Scagnelli, M

    2002-04-01

    The performance of two commercial chromogenic media for the isolation and presumptive identification of urinary tract pathogens, the CPS ID2 (bioMérieux, France) and the CHROMagar Orientation (BBL Becton Dickinson, USA), was evaluated and compared with that of cystine-lactose-electrolyte-deficient agar and tryptic soy agar with 5% sheep blood. The detection, determination of bacterial counts, and presumptive identification of bacteria causing urinary tract infections were evaluated in 3,000 urine specimens. The two chromogenic media showed excellent correlation with the standard media for the detection and the bacterial count of urinary pathogens. The Escherichia coli strains produced the expected colour on the CHROMagar Orientation and the CPS ID2 media in 99% and 90% of the cases, respectively. The Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Citrobacter and the Proteus-Morganella-Providencia groups were easily identified on both chromogenic media, but further biochemical tests were needed to differentiate them to a species level. Both media enabled the differentiation, with varying degrees of difficulty, of Pseudomonas spp. strains from members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. All isolates of Enterococcus spp. were correctly identified and were easily distinguished from the Streptococcus agalactiae isolates. Staphylococcus saprophyticus isolates were easy to identify only on the CHROMagar Orientation medium. No substantial difference was observed when comparing the results of the susceptibility tests, which were performed according to the standardized disk diffusion method as described by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards, for colonies recovered from the blood agar versus those recovered from the chromogenic media. In conclusion, the CPS ID2 and CHROMagar Orientation media enabled excellent detection, count determination, and presumptive identification of urinary pathogens, both in pure and mixed cultures, and reliable and accurate antimicrobial susceptibility testing directly from primary isolates. Moreover, these media allowed a remarkable reduction in the workload and a significant savings of time. On the basis of their performance, these media can replace the standard primary plating media used in the routine diagnosis of urinary tract infections. PMID:12072939

  15. Animal Behavior: Electric Eels Amp Up for an Easy Meal.

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    Carlson, Bruce A

    2015-11-16

    The high voltage discharge generated by electric eels is a powerful predatory weapon. A new study shows that eels exploit basic physics to increase the voltage delivered to prey, inducing muscle fatigue that turns challenging prey items into easy targets. PMID:26583894

  16. Easy-plane anisotropy stabilizes skyrmions in 2D chiral magnets

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    Rowland, James; Banerjee, Sumilan; Randeria, Mohit

    2014-03-01

    Experiments on two-dimensional (2D) chiral magnetic materials, like thin films of non-centrosymmetric helimagnets and metallic magnetic layers, have revealed interesting spatially modulated spin textures such as spirals and skyrmions. Motivated by this we study the ground-state phase diagram for a 2D chiral magnet in a magnetic field using a Ginzburg-Landau model, with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) term, anisotropic exchange and single-ion anisotropy. The easy-axis anisotropy region of the phase diagram has been well-studied, whereas the easy-plane region has not been discussed. In the easy-plane region, we find an unexpectedly large stable skyrmion crystal (SkX) phase in a perpendicular magnetic field. We find re-entrant transitions between ferromagnetic and SkX phases, and intriguing internal structure of the skyrmion core with two-length scales. We argue that such an easy-plane anisotropy arises naturally from the compass terms induced by spin-orbit coupling that is also responsible for the DM term, as proposed recently in the context of oxide interfaces. We also discuss the phase diagram in a tilted field configuration, relevant for torque magnetometry experiments. JR and MR supported by NSF MRSEC DMR-0820414 and SB by DOE-BES DE-SC0005035.

  17. Easy Web Interfaces to IDL Code for NSTX Data Analysis W. M. Davisa

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Easy Web Interfaces to IDL Code for NSTX Data Analysis W. M. Davisa * a Princeton Plasma Physics and debugging time. A variety of "Web Tools" for the analysis and display of raw and analyzed physics data are in use on NSTX [1], and new ones can be produced quickly from existing IDL [2] code. A Web Tool with only

  18. Not So Easy Going: The Policy Environments of Small Urban Schools and Schools-within-Schools.

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    Raywid, Mary Anne; Schmerler, Gil; Phillips, Stephen E.; Smith, Gregory A.

    Downsizing schools--creating small schools, schools-within-schools, and small learning communities--has been a highly favored school reform strategy of recent years, one that is supported by considerable research. Yet for many of these schools, the going has not been easy, bedeviled by bureaucratic resistance, public misunderstanding, and…

  19. The Effect of SpeechEasy on Stuttering Frequency in Laboratory Conditions

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    Armson, Joy; Kiefte, Michael; Mason, Jessica; De Croos, Dayani

    2006-01-01

    The effect of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency during speech produced in a laboratory setting was examined. Thirteen adults who stutter participated. Stuttering frequencies in two baseline conditions were compared to stuttering frequencies with the device fitted according to the manufacturer's protocol. The fitting protocol includes instructions…

  20. Groupoidification Made Easy John C. Baez, Alexander E. Hoffnung, and Christopher D. Walker

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    Baez, John

    Groupoidification Made Easy John C. Baez, Alexander E. Hoffnung, and Christopher D. Walker ground field). For example, let E be the groupoid of finite sets and bijections. An isomor- phism class of finite sets is just a natural number, so the set of isomorphism classes of objects in E can be identified

  1. Groupoidification Made Easy John C. Baez, Alexander E. Ho#nung, and Christopher D. Walker

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    Baez, John

    Groupoidification Made Easy John C. Baez, Alexander E. Ho#nung, and Christopher D. Walker other ground field). For example, let E be the groupoid of finite sets and bijections. An isomor­ phism class of finite sets is just a natural number, so the set of isomorphism classes of objects in E can

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

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    Cassie, Dhyan

    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)…

  3. EASiER: Encryption-based Access Control in Social Networks with Efficient Revocation

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    Borisov, Nikita

    policies and dynamic group membership by using attribute-based encryption. A key and novel feature of our of attribute-based encryption (ABE) [2] to enable fine-grained access control. A user can create groupsEASiER: Encryption-based Access Control in Social Networks with Efficient Revocation Sonia Jahid

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

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    Mather, Nancy; Sammons, Janice; Schwartz, Jonathan

    2006-01-01

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

  5. Instructional Practices and Easy-To-Change Surrounding Conditions Variables In Effective Primary Reading Programs.

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    Kendall, Janet Ross; Hood, Joyce

    Dyer's (1970) model was utilized to examine instructional practices and easy-to-change surrounding conditions variables related to effective primary grade reading programs. Hard-to-change surrounding conditions variables were used in regression analyses as predictors of fourth grade reading achievement in 844 (75%) of the Iowa elementary schools;…

  6. Strong motifs are easy to find cheriton school of computer science

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    (nml) time. If X is polynomial in size, heuristic is poly-time. (Note: the reason this problem isn't trivialStrong motifs are easy to find dan brown cheriton school of computer science university of waterloo Consensus-Pattern: Given n sequences, si, each of length m, over finite alphabet and a parameter l. Find

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

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    Schuster, Ellen

    2011-01-01

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

  8. Understanding Resonance Graphs Using Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and Why We Use EJS

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    Wee, Loo Kang; Lee, Tat Leong; Chew, Charles; Wong, Darren; Tan, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    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) a periodic driving force of…

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

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    Bednarek, Stanislaw; Krysiak, Jerzy

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Oil Spills and Farms: Protecting your Business Easy as 1-2-3!

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    Oil Spills and Farms: Protecting your Business Easy as 1-2-3! Oil spills can damage the water accidentally happens. You need an SPCC Plan if: An oil spill from your farm could reach water and you store oil capacity; and in the 3 years before developing and certifying your plan you had no oil spills to water

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Properties of Fourier transform Examples of standard cases with easy calculation

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    Collins, John

    Properties of Fourier transform · Examples of standard cases with easy calculation: f(x) ~f(k) e, 2014 2/3 #12;Fourier transforms of distributions · After examination of distribution corresponding to ordinary function, define Fourier transform of distribution by ~[t] = [~t] · To make this work, we use

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Wilks, Judith; Cutcher, Alexandra; Wilks, Susan

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. 78 FR 73915 - Community Alliance, Inc., Defi Global, Inc., Easy Energy, Inc., Industry Concept Holdings, Inc...

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    2013-12-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Community Alliance, Inc., Defi Global, Inc., Easy Energy, Inc., Industry Concept Holdings, Inc... information concerning the securities of Industry Concept Holdings, Inc. because it has not filed any...

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  4. 76 FR 3679 - Market Test of Experimental Product: “Marketing Mail Made Easy

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    2011-01-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office POSTAL SERVICE Market Test of... Postal Service gives notice of a market test of an experimental product in accordance with statutory...) that it will begin a market test of its ``Marketing Mail Made Easy'' experimental product on or...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Buckley, Susan Washburn

    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…

  7. Position Management Quick Steps Quick, Easy Steps to View, Update/Reclassify, and Create Position Descriptions

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    Position Management Quick Steps Quick, Easy Steps to View, Update/Reclassify, and Create Position Descriptions Viewing a Position Description Step 1 Hover over APPLICANT TRACKING heading and select POSTION MANAGEMENT from the drop- down (upper right side of the screen). Step 2 Hover over Position Description tab

  8. Q: Exploit Hardening Made Easy Edward J. Schwartz, Thanassis Avgerinos and David Brumley

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    Brumley, David

    Q: Exploit Hardening Made Easy Edward J. Schwartz, Thanassis Avgerinos and David Brumley Carnegie/bin programs larger than 20KB. We also show that Q can automatically per- form exploit hardening: given can harden nine real- world Linux and Windows exploits, enabling an attacker to automatically bypass

  9. 76 FR 58149 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and...

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    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal register at 76 FR 21849 on...)) under DFARS Case 2007-D017 (see final rule published at 72 FR 6484 on February 12, 2007). The military...; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card and Aircraft Ground Services (DFARS Case 2009-D019)...

  10. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 88, 155105 (2013) Cluster expansion made easy with Bayesian compressive sensing

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    Hart, Gus

    2013-01-01

    PHYSICAL REVIEW B 88, 155105 (2013) Cluster expansion made easy with Bayesian compressive sensing how to truncate the expansion and which crystal structures to use for training. Compressive sensing simulations. Here we employ a "reweighted Bayesian" implementation of compressive sensing (BCS) to construct

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

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    Zordan, Victor

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

  12. EXLEPSE: AN ECLIPSE-BASED, EASY-TO-USE EDITOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL LFG GRAMMARS

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    Reiterer, Harald

    EXLEPSE: AN ECLIPSE-BASED, EASY-TO-USE EDITOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL LFG GRAMMARS Roman R¨adle, Michael-source program development platform Eclipse. eXLEpse provides functionality for editing computational LFG Introduction and Motivation The Eclipse plugin eXLEpse1 provides functionality for editing computational LFG

  13. eXLEpse: An Eclipse-Based, Easy-to-Use Editor for Computational LFG Grammars

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    Reiterer, Harald

    eXLEpse: An Eclipse-Based, Easy-to-Use Editor for Computational LFG Grammars Roman Rädle+ , Michael · provide a development platform with the look & feel of the user's operating system (via Eclipse) · letXLEpse was developed as an Eclipse plugin: · powerful open-source development platform · can be extended by plugins

  14. Long-Term Effectiveness of the SpeechEasy Fluency-Enhancement Device

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    Gallop, Ronald F.; Runyan, Charles M.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Minimal Tail-Biting Trellises for Certain Cyclic Block Codes Are Easy to Construct

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    Rajan, B. Sundar

    Minimal Tail-Biting Trellises for Certain Cyclic Block Codes Are Easy to Construct Priti Shankar, P of generator matrices for minimal tail-biting trellises for a powerful and practical subclass of the linear by standard procedures. Keywords: linear block codes, cyclic codes, Reed-Solomon codes, tail- biting trellises

  16. Good random number generators are (not so) easy to find P. Hellekalek*

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    Good random number generators are (not so) easy to find P. Hellekalek* Dept. of Mathematics, Salzburg University, Hellbrunner Straûe 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria Abstract Every random number generator is how to decide which random number generator will suit his needs best. In this paper, we will discuss

  17. Do the Media Undermine Democracy?

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    Dorman, William A.

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

  18. Transmedia Play: Literacy across Media

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    Alper, Meryl; Herr-Stephenson, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    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:…

  19. Media Procedures Category: Community Relations

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    Mucina, Ladislav

    1 Media Procedures Category: Community Relations 1. LEGISLATION/ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT view. 3. PROCEDURAL DETAILS 3.1 Commenting to the media 3.1.1 An appropriately qualified staff member may offer expert comment to the media on their work or in relation to a broader community issue

  20. Erasable Optical Media Sample Tester

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    LaBudde, Edward V.; Hazel, Robert L.

    1985-04-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe a general purpose optical media evaluation system for erasable optical media samples. The thrust of the tester program is to determine the state-of-the-art of erasable optical media materials. The program is being sponsored by the Air Force at the Rome Air Development Center through the SBIR Program.

  1. Creativity in Teaching Media Literacy

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    Covington, William G., Jr.

    2004-01-01

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

  2. Media Literacy. Technical Assistance Packet.

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    Join Together, Boston, MA.

    The media play an increasingly strong role in transmitting values; behaviors; social norms; attitudes; and knowledge to youth and adults. Media literacy involves the ability to ask questions about what is watched, heard, or read. It involves learning what to look for, what to ask, and how to question these many influences. Media literacy also…

  3. Media Literacy Is the Message.

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    Trampiets, Frances

    1995-01-01

    Highlights the importance of using music, multimedia, video, and computers to enrich and enhance religious education, and of integrating media education into faith formation. Suggests that media literacy plays an important role in increasing awareness of the influence of mass media on society. (DJM)

  4. Social media basics for orthodontists.

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    Jorgensen, Greg

    2012-04-01

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

  5. Magazine recommendations based on social media trends

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    Magazine recommendations based on social media trends Steffen Karlsson Kongens Lyngby 2014 B social media and incorporate them to improve Issuu's magazine recommendations. Popular social media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 Social media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 What is a trend

  6. Media Makes for Public Learning

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    Rockman, S.

    2013-12-01

    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

  7. BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) A0:Place(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion, easyARegion, (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:LookObj(soda, easyARegion, (0.050, 0.050, 0.050, 0.050), (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050)

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    Lozano-Perez, Tomas

    Plan 1 BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) A0:Place(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion, easyARegion, (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:LookObj(soda, easyARegion, (0.050, 0.050, 0.050, 0.050), (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) Plan 2 PoseModeNear(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion_424

  8. BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) A0:Place(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion, easyARegion, (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:LookObj(soda, easyARegion, (0.050, 0.050, 0.050, 0.050), (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050)

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    Lozano-Perez, Tomas

    Plan 138 BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) A0:Place(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion, easyARegion, (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:LookObj(soda, easyARegion, (0.050, 0.050, 0.050, 0.050), (0.030, 0.030, 0.030, 0.030)) A0:BIn(soda, easyARegion, 0.050) Plan 139 PoseModeNear(soda, placeForsodaIneasyARegion_55916

  9. Media Literacy: 21st Century Learning

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    Baker, Frank W.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  10. Update on Otitis Media in Children.

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    Schoem, Scott R.

    1997-01-01

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

  11. Michael Faraday, media man.

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    Fara, Patricia

    2006-03-01

    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

  12. PC USERS* -EASY ACCESS to your preferred cloud storage account(s) using the KUMO app Good news!! As of fall 2015 you now have easy access to all of your cloud files when using PC computers in the

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    Puha, Amber

    !! As of fall 2015 you now have easy access to all of your cloud files when using PC computers in the campusPC USERS* - EASY ACCESS to your preferred cloud storage account(s) using the KUMO app Good news-bye to thumb drives and connect directly to your files in the cloud. Why KUMO?? "Kumo" is a Japanese (hiragana

  13. Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd.

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    Cho, Sung-Bae

    Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12;Copyright (C) 2002 Nuri MediaCo., Ltd. #12

  14. Directionally controlled superconductivity in ferromagnet/superconductor/ferromagnet trilayers with biaxial easy axes

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    Visani, C.; Nemes, N. M.; Rocci, M.; Sefrioui, Z.; Leon, C.; Te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Hoffmann, A.; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Simon, F.; Feher, T.; Garcia-Hernandez, M.; Santamaria, J.

    2010-03-01

    We report on the magnetic anisotropy controlled modulation of the superconductivity in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/YBa2Cu3O7-?/La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 ferromagnet/superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids with biaxial easy axes. The magnetoresistance (MR) is determined by the local misalignment of the magnetizations in the two layers and exhibits a positive MR plateau for antiparallel alignment along the easy axes and negative MR peaks at the coercive field near the hard axes. This evidences the importance of spin-dependent interfacial scattering effects (as opposed to stray fields) in the MR behavior of superconducting oxide inverse spin switches.

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

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    Srivistava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

    2012-01-01

    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.

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

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    Cheng, Hongguang Deng, Ning

    2013-12-15

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

  17. Magnetization process in holmium: easy axis spin reorientation induced by the magnetostrictive basal plane distortion.

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    Benito, L; Ciria, M; de la Fuente, C; Arnaudas, J I; Ward, R C C; Wells, M R

    2005-06-10

    We report on the change of the easy axis direction in holmium, from the a to the b axis, under the application of a magnetic field in the basal plane. This spin reorientation is observed by measuring the magnetic torque in Ho(n)/Lu(15) superlattices (n and 15 are the number of atomic planes in the Ho and Lu blocks). We also observe that, at the field H0 and temperature at which the reorientation occurs, both axes are easy directions. Based on the fact that the field H0 depends on n in the same way as the field-induced magnetoelastic distortion does, we propose that this spin reorientation originates from the strong field-induced magnetoelastic deformation within the basal plane. The modulation of the alpha strains with sixfold symmetry originates a 12-fold term in the magnetic anisotropy energy. PMID:16090434

  18. Magnetization Process in Holmium: Easy Axis Spin Reorientation Induced by the Magnetostrictive Basal Plane Distortion

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    Benito, L.; Ciria, M.; de La Fuente, C.; Arnaudas, J. I.; Ward, R. C.; Wells, M. R.

    2005-06-01

    We report on the change of the easy axis direction in holmium, from the a to the b axis, under the application of a magnetic field in the basal plane. This spin reorientation is observed by measuring the magnetic torque in Hon/Lu15 superlattices (n and 15 are the number of atomic planes in the Ho and Lu blocks). We also observe that, at the field H0 and temperature at which the reorientation occurs, both axes are easy directions. Based on the fact that the field H0 depends on n in the same way as the field-induced magnetoelastic distortion does, we propose that this spin reorientation originates from the strong field-induced magnetoelastic deformation within the basal plane. The modulation of the ? strains with sixfold symmetry originates a 12-fold term in the magnetic anisotropy energy.

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

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    Srivistava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

    2012-01-01

    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.

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

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    Fridman, Yu. A. Klevets, F. N.; Gorelikov, G. A.; Meleshko, A. G.

    2012-12-15

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

  1. An extended version of the simple and fast Feynman diagram generator EasyFeynDiag

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    Xiao, Bo; Wang, Hao

    2015-01-01

    The main improvement in this version of EasyFeynDiag is to prohibit equivalent Feynman diagrams to two-loop order (while the previous version is to one-loop). The symmetry factor calculation with equivalent diagrams prohibition to two-loop is a nontrivial problem, which is well solved in the new program. The code of the program is also reorganized, hopefully in a way more convenient for people to read.

  2. Melting of Three-Sublattice Order in Easy-Axis Antiferromagnets on Triangular and Kagome Lattices

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    Damle, Kedar

    2015-09-01

    When the constituent spins have an energetic preference to lie along an easy axis, triangular and kagome lattice antiferromagnets often develop long-range order that distinguishes the three sublattices of the underlying triangular Bravais lattice. In zero magnetic field, this three-sublattice order melts either in a two-step manner, i.e., via an intermediate phase with power-law three-sublattice order controlled by a temperature-dependent exponent ? (T )?(1/9 ,1/4 ), or via a transition in the three-state Potts universality class. Here, I predict that the uniform susceptibility to a small easy-axis field B diverges as ? (B )˜|B |-[(4 -18 ? )/(4 -9 ? )] in a large part of the intermediate power-law ordered phase [corresponding to ? (T )?(1/9 ,2/9 )], providing an easy-to-measure thermodynamic signature of two-step melting. I also show that these two melting scenarios can be generically connected via an intervening multicritical point and obtain numerical estimates of multicritical exponents.

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2011-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2011-01-01

    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.…

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

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    George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2010

    2010-01-01

    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…

  9. Ostracism Online: A social media ostracism paradigm.

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    Wolf, Wouter; Levordashka, Ana; Ruff, Johanna R; Kraaijeveld, Steven; Lueckmann, Jan-Matthis; Williams, Kipling D

    2015-06-01

    We describe Ostracism Online, a novel, social media-based ostracism paradigm designed to (1) keep social interaction experimentally controlled, (2) provide researchers with the flexibility to manipulate the properties of the social situation to fit their research purposes, (3) be suitable for online data collection, (4) be convenient for studying subsequent within-group behavior, and (5) be ecologically valid. After collecting data online, we compared the Ostracism Online paradigm with the Cyberball paradigm (Williams & Jarvis Behavior Research Methods, 38, 174-180, 2006) on need-threat and mood questionnaire scores (van Beest & Williams Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 91, 918-928, 2006). We also examined whether ostracized targets of either paradigm would be more likely to conform to their group members than if they had been included. Using a Bayesian analysis of variance to examine the individual effects of the different paradigms and to compare these effects across paradigms, we found analogous effects on need-threat and mood. Perhaps because we examined conformity to the ostracizers (rather than neutral sources), neither paradigm showed effects of ostracism on conformity. We conclude that Ostracism Online is a cost-effective, easy to use, and ecologically valid research tool for studying the psychological and behavioral effects of ostracism. PMID:24878596

  10. Media Effects: Theory and Research.

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    Valkenburg, Patti M; Peter, Jochen; Walther, Joseph B

    2016-01-01

    This review analyzes trends and commonalities among prominent theories of media effects. On the basis of exemplary meta-analyses of media effects and bibliometric studies of well-cited theories, we identify and discuss five features of media effects theories as well as their empirical support. Each of these features specifies the conditions under which media may produce effects on certain types of individuals. Our review ends with a discussion of media effects in newer media environments. This includes theories of computer-mediated communication, the development of which appears to share a similar pattern of reformulation from unidirectional, receiver-oriented views, to theories that recognize the transactional nature of communication. We conclude by outlining challenges and promising avenues for future research. PMID:26331344

  11. Kinematics of deformable media

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    Anirvan Dasgupta; Hemwati Nandan; Sayan Kar

    2007-09-05

    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 flat and curved spacetimes.

  12. [Relationship with the media].

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    García Morante, Juan Carlos

    2005-03-01

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

  13. Poromechanics of microporous media

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

    2012-04-01

    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.

  14. Dealing with the news media

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    Varenchik, R.

    1994-12-31

    Credibility and a good image have tremendous value to a company. The news media can help build that credibility and good image, or can totally destroy it. The author discusses ways that any manager working today in the hazardous waste industry can educate news media reporters on the work companies are doing. The news media reporters will make different demands on companies, and they also vary in the amount of information they require and how they want it presented.

  15. Why the stem cell sector must engage with social media.

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    Buckler, Lee

    2012-11-01

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

  16. Adolescent sexuality and the media.

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    Strasburger, V C

    1989-06-01

    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

  17. Vaccination and otitis media.

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    Karma, P

    2002-01-01

    Acute otitis media (AOM) caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis may induce specific systemic and/or local immune responses, which may protect from otitis media caused by the same bacteria. However, earlier clinical trials with pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccines have not been successful in preventing AOM. Recently developed pneumococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugates proved immunogenic even in infants, and a heptavalent pneumococcal CRM 197 conjugate vaccine gave a 57% reduction in the number of pneumococcal AOM episodes caused by the vaccine serotypes in infants in Finland. H. influenzae causing AOM is noncapsulated, and like M. catarrhalis, calls for another kind of vaccine development. Suitable vaccine candidates are not yet available but are under development and being tested for immunogenicity and safety. In some trials influenza vaccines have shown protection from AOM during respective viral epidemics. Passive immunoprophylaxis might be an important alternative for immunocompromised children, although this approach has not been successful so far. Mucosal immunization and the advent of DNA and gene technology will open new interesting prospects in the future. PMID:12021498

  18. Mass Media Preference Patterns: A Cross-Media Study.

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    Williams, Dwight A., Jr.

    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…

  19. Social Media as Collaborative Media in Workplace Learning

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    Thomas, Kristopher J.; Akdere, Mesut

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. 1986 Index/Directory of Women's Media.

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    Allen, Martha Leslie, Ed.

    This is a directory of women's media, i.e., media primarily owned and operated by and for women. The mission of this annual publication is to aid networking among women, women's organizations, and women's media, both nationally and internationally. The directory includes two sections: women's media groups, and individual media women and…

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

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    Stockie, John

    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

  2. Social media guidelines for students 1. INTRODUCTION

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Social media guidelines for students 1. INTRODUCTION The University aims to provide a safe, secure to all environments including social media. For the purposes of these guidelines, the term 'Social Media to set up a formal Swansea University social media account must seek prior permission from the Media

  3. Social Media Mining: Fundamental Issues and Challenges

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    Liu, Huan

    Social Media Mining: Fundamental Issues and Challenges Mohammad Ali Abbasi, Huan Liu, and Reza.net December 10, 2013 #12;2Social Media Mining Measures and Metrics 2Social Media Mining ICDM 2013 Tutorial;3Social Media Mining Measures and Metrics 3Social Media Mining ICDM 2013 Tutorial · Everyone can

  4. TALK TO THE MEDIA? This media training guide was created as a

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    Hamburger, Peter

    MEDIA TRAINING WHY TALK TO THE MEDIA? This media training guide was created as a reference tool: · Keep IPFW top of mind in the community · Position IPFW as the foremost knowledge source. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Media Train

  5. Alternative stable qP wave equations in TTI media with their applications for reverse time migration

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    Zhou, Yang; Wang, Huazhong; Liu, Wenqing

    2015-10-01

    Numerical instabilities may arise if the spatial variation of symmetry axis is handled improperly when implementing P-wave modeling and reverse time migration in heterogeneous tilted transversely isotropic (TTI) media, especially in the cases where fast changes exist in TTI symmetry axis’ directions. Based on the pseudo-acoustic approximation to anisotropic elastic wave equations in Cartesian coordinates, alternative second order qP (quasi-P) wave equations in TTI media are derived in this paper. Compared with conventional stable qP wave equations, the proposed equations written in stress components contain only spatial derivatives of wavefield variables (stress components) and are free from spatial derivatives involving media parameters. These lead to an easy and efficient implementation for stable P-wave modeling and imaging. Numerical experiments demonstrate the stability and computational efficiency of the presented equations in complex TTI media.

  6. Making astronomy incredibly easy, engaging and affordable for anyone with a desire to see outer space for themselves.

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    Paolucci, Michael

    2015-08-01

    We have built a social interface and funding model based on collaborative consumption to empower public access to powerful telescopes.Slooh’s robotic observatories put anyone with a desire to look up and wonder in the driver’s seat of powerful mountaintop telescopes. Our members have taken millions of images of over 50,000 objects in the night sky, from tracking asteroids for NASA to discovering supernovae. Slooh launched December 25th, 2003 from our flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and in the ensuing decade we’ve built a network of 20+ observatory partners around the world to capture every magical moment in outer space. We are the world’s largest community of people peering into space together.About SloohSlooh makes astronomy incredibly easy, engaging and affordable for anyone with a desire to see outer space for themselves. Since 2003 Slooh has connected telescopes to the Internet for access by the broader public. Slooh’s automated observatories develop celestial images in real-time for broadcast to the Internet. Slooh’s technology is protected by Patent No.: US 7,194,146 B2 which was awarded in 2006. Slooh members have taken over 3m photos/150,000 FITS of over 50,000 celestial objects, participated in numerous discoveries with leading astronomical institutions and made over 2,000 submissions to the Minor Planet Center. Slooh’s flagship observatories are situated on Mt. Teide, in partnership with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), and in Chile, in partnership with the Catholic University. Slooh has also broadcast live celestial events from partner observatories in Arizona, Japan, Hawaii, Cypress, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Norway. Slooh’s free live broadcasts of potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), comets, transits, eclipses, solar activity etc. feature narration by astronomy experts Will Gater, Bob Berman, Paul Cox and Eric Edelman and are syndicated to media outlets worldwide. Slooh signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA in March 2014 to “Bring the Universe to Everyone and Help Protect Earth, Too.”

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2014-06-01

    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

  8. The Media and the Message.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cook, Glenn

    2001-01-01

    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)

  9. Media Advocacy. Technical Assistance Packet.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Join Together, Boston, MA.

    Media advocacy is an environmental strategy that can be used to support alcohol and other drug prevention and policy development efforts. It helps shift the focus from understanding public health issues as individual problems to understanding them as social conditions that require collective behavior changes. Successful media advocacy uses the…

  10. Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henry, Laurie

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

  11. Practical Guide to Classroom Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Linton, Dolores; Linton, David

    The authors introduce their guide with a preface that describes the benefits to be gained by making media a part of the curriculum and suggests some of the problems of attempting such a step. They give workable suggestions for selling the idea of improving media study to colleagues, administrators, and even the community, and they lay the…

  12. Developing World and Mass Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Organization of Journalists, Prague (Czechoslovakia).

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

  13. Assessing Cross-Media Impacts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reiquam, Howard; And Others

    1975-01-01

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

  14. Digital Media Stories for Persuasion

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leopold, Lisa

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sperry, Chris; Sperry, Sox

    2007-01-01

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

  16. [Social media, children and pediatricians].

    PubMed

    Le Heuzey, M-F

    2012-01-01

    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

  17. Digital Media and Emergent Literacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hisrich, Katy; Blanchard, Jay

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. Using Social Media in Exercises

    SciTech Connect

    Donaldson, Jeff

    2014-04-28

    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.

  19. Educators' Guide to Media Lists.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sive, Mary Robinson

    This hard cover manual annotates 270 selected published lists of audiovisual and other instructional media. Section I covers comprehensive lists. Section II covers lists by subjects as taught in grades K-12. Science, social studies, ethnic groups, and vocational education have detailed subdivisions. Section III is arranged by media in the areas of…

  20. Engaging Students with Social Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bal, Anjali S.; Grewal, Dhruv; Mills, Adam; Ottley, Gary

    2015-01-01

    The importance of social media for marketing professionals has grown immensely as consumers turn to it to connect with products, brands, and brand communities. Yet limited research investigates the uses of social media to teach core marketing concepts. This article analyzes coursework in foundational marketing classes, with a specific focus on the…

  1. Observations on the Mass Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graham, Roger J.; Payden, William R.

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

  2. The Media and American Society.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nerone, John

    1992-01-01

    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)

  3. Media and Young Children's Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  4. Social Media in Music Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Albert, Daniel J.

    2015-01-01

    Students in the United States use technology and social media platforms for both educational and noneducational purposes. Integration of social media in music education classes can help facilitate learning experiences that would be less likely to happen in a brick-and-mortar setting. However, issues such as privacy and cyberbullying continue to…

  5. Creating Critical Media Analysis Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fortuna, Carolyn

    This paper describes a unit of instruction about media images--how they work, ways they affect people, and means to use them--in which young adolescents learn the consequences of becoming a media-literate consumer. The paper explains that in the unit, divided into 2 "clusters," 110 Boston-area eighth graders share 5 core academic teachers: math,…

  6. Ethnic Diversity: Challenging the Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    1988-01-01

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

  7. CSC 112 Lab 8 Arnav says ``Stemming ain't easy''

    E-print Network

    Fulp, Errin W.

    church reading give played in best from labs award games have music scientology it staff speaker estimated andrew com game hilarious link article writing pittsburgh scientology york reading inferno media tape station rickrolls announced guardian new fark phenomenon rick claiming basketball scientology

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Heisenberg magnetic chain with single-ion easy-plane anisotropy: Hubbard operators approach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Spirin, D. V.; Fridman, Yu. A.

    2003-03-01

    We investigate the gap in excitation spectrum of one-dimensional S=1 ferro- and antiferromagnets with easy-plane single-ion anisotropy. The self-consistent modification of Hubbard operators approach which enables to account single-site term exactly is used. For antiferromagnetic model we found Haldane phase that exists up to point D=4 J (where D is anisotropy parameter, J is exchange coupling), while quadrupolar phase realizes at larger values of anisotropy. Our results specify those of Golinelli et al. (Phys. Rev. B. 45 (1992) 9798), where similar model was studied. Besides the method gives gap value closer to numerical estimations than usual spin-wave theories.

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

    SciTech Connect

    Borisov, A. B.; Kishine, Jun-ichiro; Bostrem, I. G.; Ovchinnikov, A. S.

    2009-04-01

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

  11. Preventing and treating orthostatic hypotension: As easy as A, B, C

    PubMed Central

    FIGUEROA, JUAN J.; BASFORD, JEFFREY R.; LOW, PHILLIP A.

    2010-01-01

    Orthostatic hypotension is a chronic, debilitating illness that is difficult to treat. The therapeutic goal is to improve postural symptoms, standing time, and function rather than to achieve upright normotension, which can lead to supine hypertension. Drug therapy alone is never adequate. Because orthostatic stress varies with circumstances during the day, a patient-oriented approach that emphasizes education and nonpharmacologic strategies is critical. We provide easy-to-remember management recommendations, using a combination of drug and non-drug treatments that have proven efficacious. PMID:20439562

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1993-01-01

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

  13. DENSE MEDIA CYCLONE OPTIMIZATION

    SciTech Connect

    Gerald H. Luttrell

    2001-09-10

    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.

  14. Combustion in porous media

    SciTech Connect

    Dillon, J.

    1999-09-01

    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.

  15. Acute otitis media.

    PubMed

    Atkinson, Helen; Wallis, Sebastian; Coatesworth, Andrew P

    2015-05-01

    Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common problem facing general practitioners, paediatricians and otolaryngologists. This article reviews the aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, presentation, natural history, complications and management of AOM. The literature was reviewed by using the PubMed search engine and entering a combination of terms including 'AOM', 'epidemiology' and 'management'. Relevant articles were identified and examined for content. What is the take-home message? AOM is a very common problem affecting the majority of children at least once and places a large burden on health care systems throughout the world. Although symptomatic relief is often enough for most children, more severe and protracted cases require treatment with antibiotics, especially in younger children. PMID:25913598

  16. Chronic otitis media.

    PubMed

    Wallis, Sebastian; Atkinson, Helen; Coatesworth, Andrew P

    2015-05-01

    Chronic otitis media (COM) is a common problem facing general practitioners, pediatricians and otolaryngologists. This article reviews the aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, presentation, natural history, complications and management of COM. The literature was reviewed by using the PubMed search engine and entering a combination of terms including "COM", "diagnosis", "incidence", "complications" and "management". Relevant articles were identified and examined for content. What is the "take-home" message for the clinician? COM is a common problem with various sub-categories according to the disease state. It most commonly presents with painless otorrhoea and hearing loss. Treatment options vary according to the activity and type of disease encountered. COM carries significant patient morbidity. PMID:25913599

  17. Porous polymer media

    DOEpatents

    Shepodd, Timothy J. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01

    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.

  18. Swimming in Granular Media

    E-print Network

    Takashi Shimada; Dirk Kadau; Troy Shinbrot; Hans J. Herrmann

    2009-11-06

    We study a simple model of periodic contraction and extension of large intruders in a granular bed to understand the mechanism for swimming in an otherwise solid media. Using an event-driven simulation, we find optimal conditions that idealized swimmers must use to critically fluidize a sand bed so that it is rigid enough to support a load when needed, but fluid enough to permit motion with minimal resistance. Swimmers - or other intruders - that agitate the bed too rapidly produce large voids that prevent traction from being achieved, while swimmers that move too slowly cannot travel before the bed re-solidifies around them i.e., the swimmers locally probe the fundamental time-scale in a granular packing.

  19. Neutrino oscillations in nuclear media

    E-print Network

    Iman Motie; She-Sheng Xue

    2011-04-14

    On basis of effective interactions of charged lepton and hadron currents, we obtain an effective interacting Hamiltonian of neutrinos in nuclear media up to the leading order. Using this effective Hamiltonian, we study neutrino mixing and oscillations in nuclear media and strong magnetic fields. We compute neutrino mixing angle and mass squared difference, and find the pattern of vacuum neutrino oscillations is modified in magnetized nuclear media. Comparing with the vacuum neutrino oscillation, we find that for high-energy neutrinos, neutrino oscillations are suppressed in the presence of nuclear media. In the general case of neutral nuclear media with the presence of electrons, we calculate the mixing angle and mass squared difference, and discuss the resonance and level-crossing in neutrino oscillations.

  20. Reaching millions. Using the media.

    PubMed

    1998-01-01

    Mass media such as television, radio, and newspapers can be used in health education campaigns to communicate basic information, inform people about new services, influence attitudes, and promote behavior change. Such use of the mass media requires attention to the intended target audience and the media most influential and accessible to this population group. It is always easier to encourage the mass media to integrate health education into existing programming than to prepare new programs. Informal meetings with journalists are recommended. Health educators can suggest topics for an ongoing drama series, provide background papers on health issues, or provide questions to include in a quiz program. Another approach is to plan a media event (e.g., a ceremony with important guests to launch a new program). In addition, community members can be encouraged to listen to health-related radio programs as a group and discuss issues raised by the program afterward. PMID:12321634

  1. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 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...

  2. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  3. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  4. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  5. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  6. Media Educational Practices in Teacher Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fedorov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    This article described the methods of media education development of personality (including the audience's individual, "creative critical thinking" corresponding to "conceptual" (knowledge of media culture theory), "sensory" (intentional communication with mass media, orientational experience in genre and topical…

  7. Social Media Policy January 19, 2012

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    1/19/12 Social Media Policy January 19, 2012 Written by R. Todd, video sharing, tagged websites and other social media sites to further its) may participate in the use of various "social media" sites or applications

  8. Social Media's New Role in Emergency Management

    SciTech Connect

    Ethan Huffman; Sara Prentice

    2008-03-01

    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.

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    Ray, Asok

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  10. Novel sodium fusidate-loaded film-forming hydrogel with easy application and excellent wound healing.

    PubMed

    Kim, Dong Wuk; Kim, Kyung Soo; Seo, Youn Gee; Lee, Beom-Jin; Park, Young Joon; Youn, Yu Seok; Kim, Jong Oh; Yong, Chul Soon; Jin, Sung Giu; Choi, Han-Gon

    2015-11-10

    To develop a novel sodium fusidate-loaded film-forming hydrogel (FFH) for easy application and excellent wound healing, various FFH formulations and corresponding FFH dried films were prepared with drug, polyvinylalcohol (PVA), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), propylene glycol, ethanol and water, and their film forming times, mechanical properties, drug release, in vivo wound healing in rat and histopathology were assessed. The sodium fusidate-loaded FFH composed of sodium fusidate/PVP/PVA/propylene glycol/ethanol/water at the weight ratio of 1/2/12/3/8/74 could form a corresponding dried film in the wound sites promptly due to fast film-forming time of about 4min. This FFH showed an appropriate hardness and adhesiveness. Furthermore, this corresponding dried film provided an excellent flexibility and elasticity, and gave relatively high drug release. As compared with the sodium fusidate-loaded commercial product, it significantly improved excision and infection wound healing in rats. This FFH was stable at 45°C for at least 6 months. Therefore, this novel sodium fusidate-loaded FFH would be an effective pharmaceutical product with easy application for the treatment of wounds. PMID:26325319

  11. Framework for an easy Jini extension demonstrated with a video camera example

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vaskivuo, Teemu O.

    2001-07-01

    Jini technology makes it possible to move parts of software from a device to another as a solution to achieve flexible distribution. Accordingly, each part of software that could be useful if available for other applications may also be made available for them. This interesting feature is particularly useful if there are lots of services and users for them. Even though Jini is easy to implement when building new software, it should be made very simple in order to be attached to existing solutions without large modifications. Especially if different parts of the existing software already have clear functional roles, for example as a client and as a server. In this paper, a framework encapsulating Jini functionality is presented. The purpose is especially to offer an easy add-on implementation for existing solutions. However, the framework has also been seen as useful when building simple Jini applications from scratch. The framework does not allow great flexibility but it offers simplicity. All that the Jini distribution requires is started by only a few commands in the code. The framework also takes care of the class transfer through a simple HTTP server without further user intervention. The framework is demonstrated with a video camera example. In the example, a moving picture of a video camera attached to a server may be followed in any node of the local area network with minimal software requirements. A multipurpose remote controller application is made to act as a universal client for all the programs that are built using the framework.

  12. A Simple, Easy, and Reliable Technique of Phalangeal Corrective Osteotomy for Overlapping Fingers

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    Background: The theory that malrotation is best assessed by making a fist and looking for digital overlap was the basis for devising a simple, easy, and reliable technique for phalangeal corrective osteotomy. Methods: This study assessed the phalangeal corrective osteotomy technique in 7 digits, involving 7 cases in 6 patients; 1 patient required treatment bilaterally. This technique required the use of a small hologram 2-row plate and screws to maintain stable fixation during aggressive postoperative therapy. Evaluation of the clinical results was based on the total range of active motion (%TAM), the grading of results according to Büchler, and the severity of pain reported by patients using the visual analog scale. The disability of the arm, shoulder, and hand questionnaire was completed preoperatively and at final follow-up by patients. Results: Corrective osteotomy corrected the overlapping of digits in all of the patients. There were no perioperative complications. Bone union was obtained in all cases, on average 13.4 weeks after surgery. Two osteotomies required secondary tenocapsulolysis concomitant with implant removal surgery. In light of total range of active motion and Büchler’s grade, all the patients had excellent to good results for both criteria at final follow-up. No patient complained about pain. Mean disability of the arm, shoulder, and hand scores significantly decreased from 16.9 (range, 11.3–26.5) preoperatively to 3.9 (range, 0–7.6) postoperatively. Conclusions: Phalangeal corrective osteotomy was performed using a simple, easy, and reliable technique. PMID:26301143

  13. Health Literacy Online: A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites.

    PubMed

    Hou, Su-I

    2012-09-01

    Health Literacy Online: A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites is a practical and well-written resource for public health and health communication professionals and web designers. This guide builds on the principles of web usability and adds to existing best practices by providing research-based strategies for writing and designing health websites especially for users with limited literacy and health literacy skills. This guide synthesizes years of lessons learned from Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's original research with hundreds of web users, experience with revising the healthfinder.gov, as well as strategies supported by the Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines (Usability.gov). In the United States, roughly one third of adults have limited literacy skills, yet far more (as many as 90%) have limited health literacy skills, meaning they have trouble understanding complex health information. This how-to guide is timely and developed with the aim of creating easy-to-use health websites to reach as many web users as possible, especially those with limited literacy and health literacy skills. PMID:22763891

  14. Easy and Safe Method for Facial Nerve Identification in Parotid Surgery.

    PubMed

    Joseph, Shawn T; Sharankumar, Shetty; Sandya, C J; Sivakumar, Vidhyadharan; Sherry, Peter; Krishnakumar, Thankappan; Subramania, Iyer

    2015-12-01

    Background?A safe and easy anatomical landmark is proposed to identify the facial nerve in parotid surgery. The facial nerve forms the center point between the base of the styloid process and the origin of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle. Objective?To evaluate the consistency, accuracy, and safety of the landmark in identifying the facial nerve. Methods?The study was designed in three steps: a cadaver study, a radiologic study, and a prospective clinical study. Anatomy was initially studied in two cadavers. Then the images of 200 temporal styloid regions were studied for consistency of the presence of the styloid base. In the second part of the radiologic study, the distance between the styloid base and the origin of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle was studied in 50 parotid regions. The clinical study involved 25 patients who underwent parotidectomy. Results?The styloid base was present in all the images studied. The mean distance between the styloid base and the origin of the posterior belly of the digastric was found to be 0.72 cm (range: 0.45-0.99 cm). The facial nerve could be identified consistently and safely in all patients. Conclusion?This trident landmark provided safe, accurate, and easy identification of the facial nerve using two fixed bony landmarks. PMID:26682121

  15. Safety and Tolerability of the Easy Vax™ Clinical Epidermal Electroporation System in Healthy Adults

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    El-Kamary, Samer S; Billington, Melissa; Deitz, Stephen; Colby, Elaina; Rhinehart, Howard; Wu, Yukun; Blackwelder, William; Edelman, Robert; Lee, Albert; King, Alan

    2012-01-01

    DNA vaccines are cost-effective and versatile, though intracellular delivery has been challenging in humans. Alternative delivery modalities such as electroporation have demonstrated improved immune responses, but are painful. In this single-center, double-blind, medical device trial, we evaluated the safety and tolerability of Easy Vax™ dermal electroporation system, alone (without DNA) in healthy adults. Three randomized protocol doses were administered to 10 subjects (80% white, 60% female, mean age: 32.1 years) in each of two areas (total of six doses). Two subjects complained of shooting pain, burning and/or tingling when doses were administered to the forearm region, but not the lateral deltoid regions. Subsequent doses for the remaining eight subjects were restricted to the deltoid regions only. Tolerability pain scores never exceeded 3 of 10 in the 11-Point Pain Rating scale, and 12 of 100 in the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and lower in follow-up evaluations (P < 0.0001), with no significant difference between the three dosing protocols. Electrical properties of the skin, measured automatically by the device, showed no correlation between pain intensity and skin conductance. In conclusion, the Easy Vax™ electroporation device is safe and well tolerated when administered over the lateral deltoid skin regions in healthy volunteers. PMID:22068424

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  17. Safety and tolerability of the Easy Vax™ clinical epidermal electroporation system in healthy adults.

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    El-Kamary, Samer S; Billington, Melissa; Deitz, Stephen; Colby, Elaina; Rhinehart, Howard; Wu, Yukun; Blackwelder, William; Edelman, Robert; Lee, Albert; King, Alan

    2012-01-01

    DNA vaccines are cost-effective and versatile, though intracellular delivery has been challenging in humans. Alternative delivery modalities such as electroporation have demonstrated improved immune responses, but are painful. In this single-center, double-blind, medical device trial, we evaluated the safety and tolerability of Easy Vax™ dermal electroporation system, alone (without DNA) in healthy adults. Three randomized protocol doses were administered to 10 subjects (80% white, 60% female, mean age: 32.1 years) in each of two areas (total of six doses). Two subjects complained of shooting pain, burning and/or tingling when doses were administered to the forearm region, but not the lateral deltoid regions. Subsequent doses for the remaining eight subjects were restricted to the deltoid regions only. Tolerability pain scores never exceeded 3 of 10 in the 11-Point Pain Rating scale, and 12 of 100 in the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and lower in follow-up evaluations (P < 0.0001), with no significant difference between the three dosing protocols. Electrical properties of the skin, measured automatically by the device, showed no correlation between pain intensity and skin conductance. In conclusion, the Easy Vax™ electroporation device is safe and well tolerated when administered over the lateral deltoid skin regions in healthy volunteers. PMID:22068424

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Nanostructured silver-based surfaces: new emergent methodologies for an easy detection of analytes.

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    Staiano, Maria; Matveeva, Evgenia G; Rossi, Mauro; Crescenzo, Roberta; Gryczynski, Zygmunt; Gryczynski, Ignacy; Iozzino, Luisa; Akopova, Irina; D'Auria, Sabato

    2009-12-01

    In this work, we describe how to realize a new sensing platform for an easy and fast detection of analytes. In particular, we utilized enhanced fluorescence emission on silver island films (SIFs) coupled to the total internal reflection fluorescence mode (TIRF) to develop a new assay format for the detection of target analytes. Here, as an example, we report on the detection of the toxic peptides present in gliadin (Gli). Our assay was performed as follows: (1) gliadin was first captured on surfaces coated with anti-Gli antibodies; (2) the surfaces were then incubated with fluorophore-labeled anti-Gli antibodies; (3) the signal from the fluorophore-labeled anti-Gli antibody bound to the antigen was detected by TIRF. The system was examined on glass surfaces and on SIFs. We observed a relevant enhancement of the signal from SIFs compared to the signal from the glass substrate not modified with a SIF. In addition, the estimated detection limit (EDL) of our methodology was 60 ng/mL (or lower). This limit is therefore lower than the clinical cut-off for Gli presence in food for celiac patients. The advantage of our method is a reduced number of testing steps, which allows for easy detection of residual toxic peptides in food labeled as gluten free. The proposed technology can be easily expanded to the determination of different target analytes. PMID:20356174

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

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

  1. TagMe: an easy-to-use toolkit for turning the personal environment into an extended communications interface

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    Benavides Palos, Xavier

    In this paper we present an end-user toolkit for easy creation of responsive objects and environments. TagMe consists of a wearable device that recognizes the object or surface the user is touching. The user can make ...

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

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    Huvaz, Ozkan

    2000-01-01

    reflectance and the thermal history of a sedimentary basin is not yet investigated and determined quantitatively. This study provides the first quantitative approach to determine the resolution limits of the chemical kinetic model, Easy%Ro. Paleothermal...

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

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

    2012-04-01

    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 linearly polarized reorienting UV light at varying polarization azimuth, ?p. At non-zero values of the azimuth, ?p?0, as opposed to the case where the polarization vector of the light is parallel to the initial easy axis (?p=0), the easy axis reorientation was observed to be most pronounced outside the interelectrode gaps. In the regions between electrodes with non-vanishing electric field, it is found that the dynamics of reorientation slows down with ?p and the sense of easy axis rotation is independent of the sign of ?p. A generalized version of the phenomenological model that was previously developed to describe the electrically assisted light-induced gliding is applied to interpret the experimental data.

  4. [Media use with developmental benefits].

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    Hipeli, E; Süss, D

    2012-08-01

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

  5. EasyTopo: A toolbox for rapid diffuse optical topography based on a standard template of brain atlas

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    Tian, Fenghua; Lin, Zi-Jing; Liu, Hanli

    2013-03-01

    Diffuse optical topography remains a valid tool in functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) since it avoids solving the forward and inverse computational problems, which are encountered in diffuse optical tomography. Topography is particularly useful when a sparse array of optodes is used and depth specificity is not the primary interest. We have developed an easy toolbox for diffuse optical topography ("EasyTopo") based on a standard template of brain atlas. EasyTopo approximates the cortical layer of the brain as a hemispherical surface. Therefore, the stereotaxic coordinates of the brain surface and the co-registered fNIRS measurements (channels) are converted into the spherical coordinates, where 2D angular interpolation of the channel-wise data is implemented to obtain a topographic image of brain activation in the latitude-longitude space. Then, the interpolated image is projected back onto the brain surface in the original 3D stereotaxic coordinates. Compared with the existing 3D topography methods, EasyTopo is more computationally efficient and does not require any data extrapolation. Another advantage of EasyTopo is that the data between two spatially adjacent channels are interpolated along their included angles (i.e., along the angular direction) rather than along a straight line going under the brain surface. The former geometry in principle matches better with the realistic brain structure than the latter one. EasyTopo has been validated with both simulation and human experiments. Now this toolbox is publically available.

  6. Childhood obesity and the media.

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    Hingle, Melanie; Kunkel, Dale

    2012-06-01

    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

  7. Regeneratively Cooled Porous Media Jacket

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

    2013-01-01

    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.

  8. Addicted media: substances on screen.

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    Thompson, Kimberly M

    2005-07-01

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

  9. Chern invariants for continuous media

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    Silveirinha, Mário G.

    2015-09-01

    Here, we formally develop theoretical methods to topologically classify a wide class of bianisotropic continuous media. It is shown that for continuous media, the underlying wave vector space may be regarded as the Riemann sphere. We derive sufficient conditions that ensure that the pseudo-Hamiltonian that describes the electrodynamics of the continuous material is well behaved so that the Chern numbers are integers. Our theory brings the powerful ideas of topological photonics to a wide range of electromagnetic waveguides and platforms with no intrinsic periodicity and sheds light over the emergence of edge states at the interfaces between topologically inequivalent continuous media.

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

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    Partovi, Parvis Paul

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  12. Media representation of maternal neonaticide 

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    Lewis, Jocelyn Renee

    2008-10-10

    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...

  13. Local Experts in Social Media 

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    Bachani, Vandana

    2013-12-04

    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...

  14. Distractor filtering in media multitaskers.

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    Cain, Matthew S; Mitroff, Stephen R

    2011-01-01

    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

  15. DRAFT / april 2015 MEDIA + RELIGION

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    Post, David M.

    , location TBD COURSE DESCRIPTION + GOALS In a world of apparent media omnipresence--tweets and text messages, daily talking points and celebrity tabloids, stock tickers, movie trailers, and 24-hour talking heads

  16. FLUID TRANSPORT THROUGH POROUS MEDIA

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    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...

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

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    Nelson, Andrew

    2010-11-01

    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.

  18. Can easy-to-read immunization information increase knowledge in urban low-income mothers?

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    Wilson, Feleta L; Brown, Dora L; Stephens-Ferris, Mary

    2006-02-01

    This article describes a pilot study that (1) assessed the self-report of highest grade completed in school and the actual reading and comprehension skills of low-income mothers whose children receive immunizations in urban public clinics and (2) tested the effectiveness of a nursing intervention on immunization knowledge using revised easy-to-read written education materials. Thirty-seven mothers were randomized either to a control group (asked to read the standard vaccine information sheets) or to an experimental group (asked to read the revised immunization pamphlets). Although there was a modest increase in immunization knowledge for both groups, it was not significant. Thus, simplifying information alone may not increase parental knowledge. PMID:16428009

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

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    Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe

    2013-01-01

    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

  20. A Noble, Easy and Conceptual Radiographic Analysis to Assess the Type of Tooth Movement (Molar Distalization)

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    Prakash, Anaveri Thimmappa; Deepthi; Naik, Atri

    2015-01-01

    Context and Aim Bodily tooth movement is desirable in the field of Orthodontics and so is with molar distalization. Till date there is no such analysis available which could gauge and quantify the molar distalization and the type of tooth movement achieved, therefore one was required. Materials and Methods An OPG and Lateral cephalogram was used taking Inter orbitale plane and FH plane respectively as reference lines and the analysis was devised to measure the amount and type of tooth movement achieved in distalization of molar. Conclusion This analysis is a noble, easy and conceptual analysis to assess the type of tooth movement achieved during molar distalization and other molar movements using Lateral cephalogram and orthopantomogram. PMID:26436040

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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...

  2. Converting TPC-H Query Templates to Use DSQGEN for Easy Extensibility

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    Stephens, John M.; Poess, Meikel

    The ability to automatically generate queries that are not known a-priory is crucial for ad-hoc benchmarks. TPC-H solves this problem with a query generator, QGEN, which utilizes query templates to generate SQL queries. QGEN’s architecture makes it difficult to maintain, change or adapt to new types of query templates since every modification requires code changes. DSQGEN, a generic query generator, originally written for the TPC-DS benchmark, uses a query template language, which allows for easy modification and extension of existing query templates. In this paper we show how the current set of TPC-H query templates can be migrated to the template language of DSQGEN without any change to comparability of published TPC-H results. The resulting query template model provides opportunities for easier enhancement and extension of the TPC-H workload, which we demonstrate.

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

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

    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.

  4. An easy and efficient method for flexible robots modeling and simulation

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    Celentano, Laura

    2013-10-01

    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.

  5. Easy and Large Scale Synthesis Silver Nanodendrites: Highly Effective Filler for Isotropic Conductive Adhesives

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    Dai, Kai; Zhu, Guangping; Lu, Luhua; Dawson, Graham

    2012-03-01

    Dendritic silver (Ag) nanoparticles have been successfully prepared by an easy and large scale liquid-phase reduction method. Transmission electron microscope (TEM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and x-ray diffraction (XRD) have shown that the Ag particles prepared by this method are pure and with uniform dendritic morphology. The bulk resistivity and bonding strength of isotropic conductive adhesives (ICAs) filled with Ag nanodendrite and micrometer-sized Ag have been measured. The results show that the dendritic morphology of Ag nanoparticles has a strong effect for improving the reinforcement of the composite electrical performance. ICA filled with small amounts of Ag nanodendrites exhibits lower bulk resistivity and higher bonding strength than ICA filled with micrometer-sized Ag. When ICA is filled with 50 wt.% micrometer-sized Ag and 10 wt.% Ag nanodendrites, the bulk resistivity is 1.3 × 10-4 ? cm, and the bonding strength reaches 18.9 MPa.

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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

  7. Origin of easy magnetization switching in magnetic tunnel junctions with voltage-controlled interfacial anisotropy

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    Pertsev, Nikolay A.

    2013-01-01

    Spin-polarized currents represent an efficient tool for manipulating ferromagnetic nanostructures but the critical current density necessary for the magnetization switching is usually too high for applications. Here we show theoretically that, in magnetic tunnel junctions having electric-field-dependent interfacial anisotropy, the critical density may reduce down to a very low level (~104?A cm?2) when the junction combines small conductance with the proximity of free layer to a size-driven spin reorientation transition. The theory explains easy magnetization switching recently discovered in CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB tunnel junctions, surprisingly showing that it happens when the spin-transfer torque is relatively small, and provides a recipe for the fabrication of magnetic tunnel junctions suitable for industrial memory applications. PMID:24067783

  8. Nearest-cell: a fast and easy tool for locating crystal matches in the PDB

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    Ramraj, V.; Evans, G.; Diprose, J. M.; Esnouf, R. M.

    2012-12-01

    A fast and easy tool to locate unit-cell matches in the PDB is described. When embarking upon X-ray diffraction data collection from a potentially novel macromolecular crystal form, it can be useful to ascertain whether the measured data reflect a crystal form that is already recorded in the Protein Data Bank and, if so, whether it is part of a large family of related structures. Providing such information to crystallographers conveniently and quickly, as soon as the first images have been recorded and the unit cell characterized at an X-ray beamline, has the potential to save time and effort as well as pointing to possible search models for molecular replacement. Given an input unit cell, and optionally a space group, Nearest-cell rapidly scans the Protein Data Bank and retrieves near-matches.

  9. Teaching English through Mass Media

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    Tafani, Vilma

    2009-01-01

    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 personal…

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

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

    2014-04-01

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

  11. Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy

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    Hammer, Rhonda

    2011-01-01

    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.)

  12. Examining Media Literacy Levels of Prospective Teachers

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    Inan, Taskin; Temur, Turan

    2012-01-01

    As in many other countries, following the 2007-2008 education year when media literacy courses began to be included in the curricula, media literacy has become one of the discussion topics among educators and decision makers in Turkey. Discussion topics related to media literacy have included who is going to give the media literacy courses, what…

  13. IPFW MEDIA WAIVER I, (please print clearly) ___________________________________________________,

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    Hamburger, Peter

    IPFW MEDIA WAIVER I, (please print clearly in the presentation of media including print, broadcast, multimedia, online, social media, and/or any other form that the university may use such media for educational, informational, and/or promotional purposes. It is understood

  14. Cognitive control in media multitaskers Eyal Ophira

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    Wagner, Anthony

    Cognitive control in media multitaskers Eyal Ophira , Clifford Nassb,1 , and Anthony D. Wagnerc a, and approved July 20, 2009 (received for review April 1, 2009) Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming in information processing styles between chronically heavy and light media multitaskers. A trait media

  15. NetworkingOpportunitiesthroughSocial Media Judy James,

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    Privacy Vunerability · Its for kids · Identity theft · distracton ProfessionalNetworkingthrough SocialMediaNetworkingOpportunitiesthroughSocial Media Judy James, Employee Career Services jjames@uga.edu, 706 presence on social media · What social media do you use? · What would you like to do professionally

  16. Social Media A Responsible User's Guide

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    Lerman, Kristina

    · 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

  17. Women and Society: The Mass Media.

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    Busby, Linda J.

    Males and females have become vitally concerned with sex-role images in the mass media because of the ubiquitous nature of the media. Mass media, which have heavily penetrated Americans' lives, have the potential for initiating, reinforcing, or denying certain social values. In studies of various media, including magazine advertising, magazine…

  18. Teaching Media Literacy with Graphic Novels

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    Monnin, Katie

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. Understanding Social Media with Machine Learning

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    Zhu, Xiaojin "Jerry"

    Understanding Social Media with Machine Learning Xiaojin Zhu jerryzhu@cs.wisc.edu Department Social Media CCF/ADL Beijing 2013 1 / 95 #12;Outline 1 Spatio-Temporal Signal Recovery from Social Media Regularization Stochastic Processes 3 Socioscope: A Probabilistic Model for Social Media 4 Case Study: Roadkill

  20. Designing Social Media Tools for Emergency

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    Maurer, Frank

    Designing Social Media Tools for Emergency Response Designing Social Media Tools for EmergencyAcademic #12;AcademicAcademic #12;Research GoalsResearch Goals 1. Features for a real-time social media tool 2. Use-cases from emergency management 1. Features for a real-time social media tool 2. Use-cases from

  1. Multimodal Interaction @ Social-Digital Media

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    Chen, Lei

    Social Digital Media Integrated Social Digital Media #12;3 Social Digital Media #12;4 Social Digital Media #12;5 engine drive car start vehicle a conveyance that transports people or objects (n.) a medium or reads data from a storage medium (n.) operate or control a vehicle (v.) get going or set in motion (v

  2. Why History Matters for Media Literacy Education

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    RobbGrieco, Michael

    2014-01-01

    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…

  3. Media Violence: The Search for Solutions.

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    Thoman, Elizabeth

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the influence of mass media depictions of violence on children and provides suggestions for media literacy education. Calls for reducing children's exposure to media violence; changing the impact of violent images; stressing alternatives to violence for resolving conflicts; challenging the social supports for media violence; and…

  4. Media Literacy Education: Harnessing the Technological Imaginary

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    Fry, Katherine G.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. Particle Transport Through Porous Media

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    McDowell-Boyer, Laura M.; Hunt, James R.; Sitar, Nicholas

    1986-12-01

    Transport of suspended participate matter is widely recognized to occur in subsurface environments. Field data indicate that viruses, bacteria, and clay minerals can migrate considerable distances and that small particles and macromolecules are implicated in the transport of organic contaminants and radio-nuclides. Furthermore, media permeability can be significantly altered by changes in aqueous chemistry through particle release and capture. Quantitative models for predicting particle transport are available within the water filtration literature that account for the mechanisms of particle-media collisions and the conditions for attachment. Predictions from the filtration models are used to analyze particle migration through porous media at typical groundwater flow velocities. As particles accumulate within media pores, available models become less predictive because of the coupling between particle retention and permeability reduction. An examination of filtration data reveals that retention of a relatively small solid volume within media pores can reduce media permeability by orders of magnitude. The fact that contaminants adsorbed to particles are mobile has important implications in understanding and predicting contaminant transport. The design of laboratory experiments and the collection of field samples often neglect contaminants transported by suspended colloids and particles.

  6. The Emerging Neuroscience of Social Media.

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    Meshi, Dar; Tamir, Diana I; Heekeren, Hauke R

    2015-12-01

    Social media use is a global phenomenon, with almost two billion people worldwide regularly using these websites. As Internet access around the world increases, so will the number of social media users. Neuroscientists can capitalize on the ubiquity of social media use to gain novel insights about social cognitive processes and the neural systems that support them. This review outlines social motives that drive people to use social media, proposes neural systems supporting social media use, and describes approaches neuroscientists can use to conduct research with social media. We close by noting important directions and ethical considerations of future research with social media. PMID:26578288

  7. The 2012 Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Election Social Media and Candidate Support

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    The 2012 Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Election Survey Social Media and Candidate networking as a source of political news. · Even when heavy users of social media and those who "like media by candidates. The Obama campaign has been declared the "winner" in social media use, surpassing

  8. Social media? Get serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media

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    Social media? Get serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media Jan H: The social media ecology Social media employ mobile and web-based tech- nologies to create highly interactive are in the midst of an altogether new communica- tion landscape. The New York Times recently hired a social media

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

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    Wan, Guofang; Gut, Dianne M.

    2008-01-01

    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

  10. MediaGuard: a model-based framework for building streaming media services

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    Vahdat, Amin

    MediaGuard: a model-based framework for building streaming media services Ludmila Cherkasova the appropriate resource allocation mechanisms and policies for streaming media services in shared cluster environments. We present MediaGuard ­ a model-based infrastructure for building streaming media services

  11. Social Media and Rating Sites as Tools to Understanding Quality of Care: A Scoping Review

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    Van de Belt, Tom H; Engelen, Lucien JLPG; Schoonhoven, Lisette; Kool, Rudolf B

    2014-01-01

    Background Insight into the quality of health care is important for any stakeholder including patients, professionals, and governments. In light of a patient-centered approach, it is essential to assess the quality of health care from a patient’s perspective, which is commonly done with surveys or focus groups. Unfortunately, these “traditional” methods have significant limitations that include social desirability bias, a time lag between experience and measurement, and difficulty reaching large groups of people. Information on social media could be of value to overcoming these limitations, since these new media are easy to use and are used by the majority of the population. Furthermore, an increasing number of people share health care experiences online or rate the quality of their health care provider on physician rating sites. The question is whether this information is relevant to determining or predicting the quality of health care. Objective The goal of our research was to systematically analyze the relation between information shared on social media and quality of care. Methods We performed a scoping review with the following goals: (1) to map the literature on the association between social media and quality of care, (2) to identify different mechanisms of this relationship, and (3) to determine a more detailed agenda for this relatively new research area. A recognized scoping review methodology was used. We developed a search strategy based on four themes: social media, patient experience, quality, and health care. Four online scientific databases were searched, articles were screened, and data extracted. Results related to the research question were described and categorized according to type of social media. Furthermore, national and international stakeholders were consulted throughout the study, to discuss and interpret results. Results Twenty-nine articles were included, of which 21 were concerned with health care rating sites. Several studies indicate a relationship between information on social media and quality of health care. However, some drawbacks exist, especially regarding the use of rating sites. For example, since rating is anonymous, rating values are not risk adjusted and therefore vulnerable to fraud. Also, ratings are often based on only a few reviews and are predominantly positive. Furthermore, people providing feedback on health care via social media are presumably not always representative for the patient population. Conclusions Social media and particularly rating sites are an interesting new source of information about quality of care from the patient’s perspective. This new source should be used to complement traditional methods, since measuring quality of care via social media has other, but not less serious, limitations. Future research should explore whether social media are suitable in practice for patients, health insurers, and governments to help them judge the quality performance of professionals and organizations. PMID:24566844

  12. Optical media standards for industry

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    Hallam, Kenneth J.

    1993-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  14. Brazil nut oil: quality control via triacylglycerol profiles provided by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry.

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    Funasaki, Mariko; Oliveira, Reginaldo S; Zanotto, Sandra P; Carioca, Claudia R F; Simas, Rosineide C; Eberlin, Marcos N; Alberici, Rosana M

    2012-11-14

    Brazil nut oil is one of the important Amazonian natural products in the global market. Despite its health benefits and applications in food and cosmetic industries, authentication and quality control of the oil are far from satisfactory. Several samples of Amazonian Brazil nut oil (authentic oils of different geographic origins, commercial oils, and oils adulterated with soybean oil) were evaluated by easy ambient sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS). The samples were characterized on the basis of triacylglycerol profiles, and their major ions were subjected to chemometric treatment (principal component analysis). The ambient mass spectrometry analysis and the set of major ions allowed the characterization of authentic oils, commercial oils, and adulterated oils (5% soybean oil) in a few minutes and without sample preparation. Therefore, it is shown that quality control of Amazonian vegetable oils can be readily accomplished by EASI-MS. PMID:23113649

  15. The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE) version 1.0. Volume 4: System installation and maintenance guide

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    Randall, Donald P.; Jones, Kennie H.; Rowell, Lawrence F.

    1988-01-01

    The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE) provides both a methodology and a set of software utility programs to ease the task of coordinating engineering design and analysis codes. This document provides necessary information for installing the EASIE software on a host computer system. The target host is a DEX VAX running VMS version 4; host dependencies are noted when appropriate. Relevant directories and individual files are identified, and compile/load/execute sequences are specified. In the case of the data management utilities, database management system (DBMS) specific features are described in an effort to assist the maintenance programmer in converting to a new DBMS. The document also describes a sample EASIE program directory structure to guide the program implementer in establishing his/her application dependent environment.

  16. Social media for lifelong learning.

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    Kind, Terry; Evans, Yolanda

    2015-04-01

    Learning is ongoing, and can be considered a social activity. In this paper we aim to provide a review of the use of social media for lifelong learning. We start by defining lifelong learning, drawing upon principles of continuous professional development and adult learning theory. We searched Embase and MEDLINE from 2004-2014 for search terms relevant to social media and learning. We describe examples of lifelong learners using social media in medical education and healthcare that have been reported in the peer-reviewed literature. Medical or other health professions students may have qualities consistent with being a lifelong learner, yet once individuals move beyond structured learning environments they will need to recognize their own gaps in knowledge and skills over time and be motivated to fill them, thereby incorporating lifelong learning principles into their day-to-day practice. Engagement with social media can parallel engagement in the learning process over time, to the extent that online social networking fosters feedback and collaboration. The use of social media and online networking platforms are a key way to continuously learn in today's information sharing society. Additional research is needed, particularly rigorous studies that extend beyond learner satisfaction to knowledge, behaviour change, and outcomes. PMID:25906988

  17. Multifunctional polyelectrolyte multilayers as nanofiltration membranes and as sacrificial layers for easy membrane cleaning.

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    Ilyas, Shazia; de Grooth, Joris; Nijmeijer, Kitty; de Vos, Wiebe M

    2015-05-15

    This manuscript investigates the modification of an ultra-filtration (UF) membrane support with polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) consisting of the weak polyelectrolytes poly(allyl amine) hydrochloride (PAH) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA). These prepared polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes have a dual function: They act as nanofiltration (NF) membranes and as sacrificial layers to allow easy cleaning of the membranes. In order to optimize the conditions for PEM coating and removal, adsorption and desorption of these layers on a model surface (silica) was first studied via optical reflectometry. Subsequently, a charged UF membrane support was coated with a PEM and after each deposited layer, a clear increase in membrane resistance against pure water permeation and a switch of the zeta potential were observed. Moreover these polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes, exhibited rejection of solutes in a range typical for NF membranes. Monovalent ions (NaCl) were hardly rejected (<24%), while rejections of >60% were observed for a neutral organic molecule sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and for the divalent ion SO3(2-). The rejection mechanism of these membranes seems to be dominated by size-exclusion. To investigate the role of these PEMs as sacrificial layers for the cleaning of fouled membranes, the prepared polyelectrolyte multilayers were fouled with silica nano particles. Subsequent removal of the coating using a rinse and a low pressure backwash with pH 3, 3M NaNO3 allowed for a drop in membrane resistance from 1.7?10(14)m(-1) (fouled membrane) to 9.9?10(12)m(-1) (clean membrane), which is nearly equal to that of the pristine membrane (9.7?10(12)m(-1)). Recoating of the support membrane with the same PEMs resulted in a resistance equal to the resistance of the original polyelectrolyte multilayer membrane. Interestingly, less layers were needed to obtain complete foulant removal from the membrane surface, than was the case for the model surface. The possibility for backwashing allows for an even more successful use of the sacrificial layer approach in membrane technology than on model surfaces. Moreover, these PEMs can be used to provide a dual function, as NF membranes and as a Sacrificial coating to allow easy membrane cleaning. PMID:25554085

  18. AME - Asteroseismology Made Easy. Estimating stellar properties by using scaled models

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    Lundkvist, Mia; Kjeldsen, Hans; Silva Aguirre, Victor

    2014-06-01

    Context. Stellar properties and, in particular stellar radii of exoplanet host stars, are essential for measuring the properties of exoplanets, therefore it is becoming increasingly important to be able to supply reliable stellar radii fast. Grid-modelling is an obvious choice for this, but that only offers a low degree of transparency to non-specialists. Aims: Here we present a new, easy, fast, and transparent method of obtaining stellar properties for stars exhibiting solar-like oscillations. The method, called Asteroseismology Made Easy (AME), can determine stellar masses, mean densities, radii, and surface gravities, as well as estimate ages. We present AME as a visual and powerful tool that could be useful, in particular, in light of the large number of exoplanets being found. Methods: AME consists of a set of figures from which the stellar parameters can be deduced. These figures are made from a grid of stellar evolutionary models that cover masses ranging from 0.7 M? to 1.6 M? in steps of 0.1 M? and metallicities in the interval -0.3 dex ? [Fe/H] ? +0.3 dex in increments of 0.1 dex. The stellar evolutionary models are computed using the Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) code with simple input physics. Results: We have compared the results from AME with results for three groups of stars: stars with radii determined from interferometry (and measured parallaxes), stars with radii determined from measurements of their parallaxes (and calculated angular diameters), and stars with results based on modelling their individual oscillation frequencies. We find that a comparison of the radii from interferometry to those from AME yields a weighted mean of the fractional differences of just 2%. This is also the level of deviation that we find when we compare the parallax-based radii to the radii determined from AME. Conclusions: The comparison between independently determined stellar parameters and those found using AME show that our method can provide reliable stellar masses, radii, and ages, with median uncertainties in the order of 4%, 2%, and 25%, respectively. http://sac.au.dk/scientific-data/ame

  19. A Novel Easy-to-Use Prediction Scheme for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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    Hoffmann, Vera; Neubauer, Henrik; Heinzler, Julia; Smarczyk, Anna; Hellmich, Martin; Bowe, Andrea; Kuetting, Fabian; Demir, Muenevver; Pelc, Agnes; Schulte, Sigrid; Toex, Ullrich; Nierhoff, Dirk; Steffen, Hans-Michael

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is the leading indication for emergency endoscopy. Scoring schemes have been developed for immediate risk stratification. However, most of these scores include endoscopic findings and are based on data from patients with nonvariceal bleeding. The aim of our study was to design a pre-endoscopic score for acute UGIB—including variceal bleeding—in order to identify high-risk patients requiring urgent clinical management. The scoring system was developed using a data set consisting of 586 patients with acute UGIB. These patients were identified from the emergency department as well as all inpatient services at the University Hospital of Cologne within a 2-year period (01/2007–12/2008). Further data from a cohort of 322 patients who presented to our endoscopy unit with acute UGIB in 2009 served for external/temporal validation. Clinical, laboratory, and endoscopic parameters, as well as further data on medical history and medication were retrospectively collected from the electronic clinical documentation system. A multivariable logistic regression was fitted to the development set to obtain a risk score using recurrent bleeding, need for intervention (angiography, surgery), or death within 30 days as a composite endpoint. Finally, the obtained risk score was evaluated on the validation set. Only C-reactive protein, white blood cells, alanine-aminotransferase, thrombocytes, creatinine, and hemoglobin were identified as significant predictors for the composite endpoint. Based on the regression coefficients of these variables, an easy-to-use point scoring scheme (C-WATCH) was derived to estimate the risk of complications from 3% to 86% with an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.723 in the development set and 0.704 in the validation set. In the validation set, no patient in the identified low-risk group (0–1 points), but 38.7% of patients in the high-risk group (? 2 points) reached the composite endpoint. Our easy-to-use scoring scheme is able to distinguish high-risk patients requiring urgent endoscopy, from low-risk cases who are suitable candidates for outpatient management or in whom endoscopy may be postponed. Based on our findings, a prospective validation of the C-WATCH score in different patient populations outside the university hospital setting seems warranted. PMID:26402828

  20. Easy Access of EOSDIS HDF data via OPeNDAP and Other Tools

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    Lee, H.; Li, Z.; Gallagher, J.; Folk, M. J.; Yang, M.

    2010-12-01

    HDF is a set of data formats and software libraries for storing scientific data with an emphasis on standards, storage, and I/O efficiency. The HDF-EOS version 2 (HDF-EOS2) profile and library, built on top of HDF version 4 (HDF4), define and implement the standard data format for the NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). More than five hundred data products in NASA data centers are stored in HDF4 and HDF-EOS2. HDF5 is a newer data format. It has been embraced as an important data format for Earth science, HDF-EOS5, which is built on top of HDF5, is the primary data format for data from the EOS Aura satellite. The OPeNDAP Data Access Protocol (DAP) and its related software have emerged as important components of the earth science data system infrastructure. The OPeNDAP protocol is widely used to remotely access earth science data. Several third-party visualization and analysis tools that can read data from OPeNDAP servers, such as IDV, Panoply, GrADS, Ferret, NCL, MATLAB, and IDL, are widely used by many earth scientists, researchers, and educators to access HDF earth science data. IDL, MATLAB and NCL are also widely used to access the HDF data locally. Ensuring the easy access of HDF4, HDF5 and HDF-EOS data by these tools either locally or via OPeNDAP client will tremendously reduce the time for HDF users to visualize the data in their favorite way and accordingly improve their working efficiencies. In the past three years, under the support of NASA ESDIS and ACCESS projects, The HDF Group implemented the HDF4-OPeNDAP and HDF5-OPeNDAP data handlers so that many NASA HDF and HDF-EOS Swath and Grid data can be accessed by widely used visualization and analysis tools such as IDV, Panoply, GrADS, Ferret, NCL and IDL via OPeNDAP. We also provided comprehensive example codes and plots on how to use MATLAB, IDL and NCL to access NASA HDF-EOS and HDF data products distributed by various NASA data centers. We will demonstrate on how one can have easy access of HDF and HDF-EOS data via OPeNDAP and other tools. The Global Atmospheric Temperature from an HDF-EOS2 AIRS Grid File

  1. Mrs. Chandrasekhar addresses the media in TRW Media Hospitality Tent

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    1999-01-01

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

  2. Advances in the discrete ordinates and finite volume methods for the solution of radiative heat transfer problems in participating media

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    Coelho, Pedro J.

    2014-09-01

    Many methods are available for the solution of radiative heat transfer problems in participating media. Among these, the discrete ordinates method (DOM) and the finite volume method (FVM) are among the most widely used ones. They provide a good compromise between accuracy and computational requirements, and they are relatively easy to integrate in CFD codes. This paper surveys recent advances on these numerical methods. Developments concerning the grid structure (e.g., new formulations for axisymmetrical geometries, body-fitted structured and unstructured meshes, embedded boundaries, multi-block grids, local grid refinement), the spatial discretization scheme, and the angular discretization scheme are described. Progress related to the solution accuracy, solution algorithm, alternative formulations, such as the modified DOM and FVM, even-parity formulation, discrete-ordinates interpolation method and method of lines, and parallelization strategies is addressed. The application to non-gray media, variable refractive index media, and transient problems is also reviewed.

  3. Use of a Secure Social Media Platform to Facilitate Reflection in a Residency Program

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    Bernard, Aaron W.; Kman, Nicholas E.; Bernard, Robert H.; Way, David P.; Khandelwal, Sorabh; Gorgas, Diane L.

    2014-01-01

    Background Reflective writing is used to promote learning and professional growth in medical education. Sharing reflections with peers and supervisors facilitates feedback that enhances understanding. Objective We explored the feasibility of using a secure social media platform to share reflections and promote reflective discussions in an emergency medicine residency program. Methods This was a prospective pilot investigation evaluated with a poststudy opinion survey. Reflective discussions were also described using basic quantitative and qualitative methods. Results The 2-month, voluntary, pilot study included 21 faculty and 36 residents. Faculty posted reflections and replies (n??=??146) more frequently than residents did (n??=??48). Survey data suggested both groups found the platform engaging and easy to use, valued the security of the platform, and felt the conversations were valuable to their professional development. Conclusions Secure social media offers a feasible option for sharing reflections and facilitating reflective discussions in medical education. PMID:24949141

  4. Characterization of anti-theft devices directly from the surface of banknotes via easy ambient sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry.

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    Schmidt, Eduardo Morgado; Franco, Marcos Fernando; Cuelbas, Claudio José; Zacca, Jorge Jardim; de Carvalho Rocha, Werickson Fortunato; Borges, Rodrigo; de Souza, Wanderley; Sawaya, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland; Eberlin, Marcos Nogueira; Correa, Deleon Nascimento

    2015-09-01

    Using Brazilian banknotes as a test case, forensic examination and identification of Rhodamine B dye anti-theft device (ATD) staining on banknotes were performed. Easy ambient sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry (EASI-MS) was used since it allows fast and simple analysis with no sample preparation providing molecular screening of the surface with direct desorption and ionization of the security dye. For a more accurate molecular characterization of the ATD dye, Q Exactive Orbitrap™ Fourier transform (tandem) mass spectrometry using eletrospray ionization (ESI-HRMS/MS) was also applied. PMID:26385709

  5. High-frequency electromagnetic properties of soft magnetic Y2Fe17Nx particles with easy-plane anisotropy

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    Tan, Guoguo; Zhang, Yongbo; Qiao, Liang; Wang, Tao; Wang, Jianbo; Li, Fashen

    2015-11-01

    The microwave magnetic properties of the soft magnetic Y2Fe17Nx (x?3) particles with easy-plane anisotropy were reported. The high MS and out-of-plane anisotropy result in the high permeability in GHz frequency band. The complex permeability of the Y2Fe17Nx particles/paraffin composite was further enhanced by inducing the easy magnetization planes of the particles to be parallel to each other through a rotational orientation. The calculated reflection loss (RL) properties of the orientated Y2Fe17Nx composite revealed that this composite can be used as high-performance absorber in S band.

  6. Frontier Scientists use Modern Media

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    O'connell, E. A.

    2013-12-01

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

  7. Zinc enhanced hard disk media

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

    2002-01-01

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

  8. Composite media for ion processing

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

    2009-12-08

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

  9. Flat bands in topological media

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    T. T. Heikkila; N. B. Kopnin; G. E. Volovik

    2011-07-26

    Topological media are systems whose properties are protected by topology and thus are robust to deformations of the system. In topological insulators and superconductors the bulk-surface and bulk-vortex correspondence gives rise to the gapless Weyl, Dirac or Majorana fermions on the surface of the system and inside vortex cores. Here we show that in gapless topological media, the bulk-surface and bulk-vortex correspondence is more effective: it produces topologically protected gapless fermions without dispersion -- the flat band. Fermion zero modes forming the flat band are localized on the surface of topological media with protected nodal lines and in the vortex core in systems with topologically protected Fermi points (Weyl points). Flat band has an extremely singular density of states, and we show that this property may give rise in particular to surface superconductivity which could exist even at room temperature.

  10. Background to plastic media blasting

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    Foster, Terry

    1995-04-01

    Chemical strippers based on active phenolic components in a chlorinated solvent have been the traditional method for removing of paints and coatings from aircraft. With the recent recognition of the environmental and health concerns of chlorinated solvents and the problem disposing of phenols there have been some major developments in paint removal technology. One of the first techniques developed to replace chemical strippers and now one of the most widely used techniques for paint removal from aircraft was plastic media blasting (PMB). The PMB technique is similar to traditional grit blasting (slag, sand alumina or carborundum) techniques used on steel and other metals (based on grits) but using polymer based media that are softer and less aggressive. Plastic media are ranked by hardness and density as well as chemical composition.

  11. New Media Vision for IYA

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    Gay, P. L.; Koppelman, M.

    2008-11-01

    The International Year of Astronomy New Media Committee seeks to provide and promote online astronomy experiences in the places that people work, play and learn; create content that will expose people to astronomy, provide them regular content, and create special opportunities for learning; distribute content for active (pull) and passive (push) channels and through guerilla marketing technique; use a diverse suite of technologies to reach people on multiple platforms and in diverse online settings. To make these goals a reality we have brought together a diverse group of astronomy new media practitioners to both mentor grass roots efforts and spearhead national initiatives. You are invited to partner you programs with the New Media Task Group. In this paper we lay out are goals and define our vision.

  12. Otitis Media in “Water Babies”

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

    1987-01-01

    To examine the clinical impression that the incidence of otitis media in infant swimmers (“water babies”) is higher than that in non-swimmers, we reviewed the records and interviewed the parents of 186 children under the age of four and one-half years seen in a suburban family practice. Sixty-five% (46/71) of swimmers as compared to 50% (58/115) of non-swimmers had been diagnosed as having at least one episode of otitis media. Although this difference was not statistically significant (p=0.055), this pilot study encouraged us to pursue further the possible association between otitis media and early-childhood swimming classes. PMID:21263947

  13. A novel nonparametric measure of explained variation for survival data with an easy graphical interpretation

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    Weiß, Verena; Schmidt, Matthias; Hellmich, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: For survival data the coefficient of determination cannot be used to describe how good a model fits to the data. Therefore, several measures of explained variation for survival data have been proposed in recent years. Methods: We analyse an existing measure of explained variation with regard to minimisation aspects and demonstrate that these are not fulfilled for the measure. Results: In analogy to the least squares method from linear regression analysis we develop a novel measure for categorical covariates which is based only on the Kaplan-Meier estimator. Hence, the novel measure is a completely nonparametric measure with an easy graphical interpretation. For the novel measure different weighting possibilities are available and a statistical test of significance can be performed. Eventually, we apply the novel measure and further measures of explained variation to a dataset comprising persons with a histopathological papillary thyroid carcinoma. Conclusion: We propose a novel measure of explained variation with a comprehensible derivation as well as a graphical interpretation, which may be used in further analyses with survival data. PMID:26550007

  14. Machine vision method for online surface inspection of easy open can ends

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    Mariño, Perfecto; Pastoriza, Vicente; Santamaría, Miguel

    2006-10-01

    Easy open can end manufacturing process in the food canning sector currently makes use of a manual, non-destructive testing procedure to guarantee can end repair coating quality. This surface inspection is based on a visual inspection made by human inspectors. Due to the high production rate (100 to 500 ends per minute) only a small part of each lot is verified (statistical sampling), then an automatic, online, inspection system, based on machine vision, has been developed to improve this quality control. The inspection system uses a fuzzy model to make the acceptance/rejection decision for each can end from the information obtained by the vision sensor. In this work, the inspection method is presented. This surface inspection system checks the total production, classifies the ends in agreement with an expert human inspector, supplies interpretability to the operators in order to find out the failure causes and reduce mean time to repair during failures, and allows to modify the minimum can end repair coating quality.

  15. Development of a polymer-based easy-to-fabricate micro-free-flow electrophoresis device

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    Akagi, Takanori; Kubota, Ryosuke; Kobayashi, Masashi; Ichiki, Takanori

    2015-06-01

    Since 1990s, micro-free-flow electrophoresis (µFFE) devices have been developed to allow for smaller sample volume and reagent consumption. To solve several technical problems involving the generation of electrolysis gas on the electrodes, most of the µFFE devices reported in the past were fabricated using elaborate micromachining process on silicon or glass substrates. However, high-cost micromachining processes were required and these were not suitable for mass production. In this paper, we report a polymer-based easy-to-fabricate µFFE device using a poly(methyl methacrylate-co-styrene), P(MMA-co-S), substrate and tetra-PEG gel for preventing the invasion of electrolysis gas into the separation chamber. In the separation experiment using a mixture of rhodamine B and sulforhodamine B, the resolution increased linearly with the increase of the applied voltages up to 50 V, whereas a deviation from the linear relation was observed above 50 V, which is possibly the Joule heating. These results indicate that this device could be applicable to separation of biological samples.

  16. Authentication of scientific human cell lines: easy-to-use DNA fingerprinting.

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    Dirks, Wilhelm G; Drexler, Hans G

    2005-01-01

    Human cell lines are an important resource for research and most often used in reverse genetic approaches or as in vitro model systems of human diseases. In this regard, it is crucial that the cells faithfully correspond to the purported objects of study. A number of recent publications have shown an unacceptable level of cell lines to be false, in part as a result of the nonavailability of a simple and easy DNA profiling technique. We have validated different single- and multiple-locus variable numbers of tandem repeats (VNTRs) enabling the establishment of a noncommercial, but good laboratory practice, method for authentication of cell lines by DNA fingerprinting. Polymerase chain reaction amplification fragment length polymorphism (AmpFLP) of six prominent and highly polymorphic minisatellite VNTR loci, requiring only a thermal cycler and an electrophoretic system, was proven as the most reliable tool. Furthermore, the generated banding pattern and the determination of gender allows for verifying the authenticity of a given human cell line by simple agarose gel electrophoresis. The combination of rapidly generated DNA profiles based on single-locus VNTR loci and information on banding patterns of cell lines of interest by official cell banks (detailed information at the website www.dsmz.de) constitute a low-cost but highly reliable and robust method, enabling every researcher using human cell lines to easily verify cell line identity. PMID:15361654

  17. Sensitive, reliable and easy-performed laboratory monitoring of eculizumab therapy in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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    Volokhina, Elena B; van de Kar, Nicole C A J; Bergseth, Grethe; van der Velden, Thea J A M; Westra, Dineke; Wetzels, Jack F M; van den Heuvel, Lambertus P; Mollnes, Tom Eirik

    2015-10-01

    Complement C5 inhibitor eculizumab treatment in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is effective, but associated with high costs. Complement inhibition monitoring in these patients has not been standardized. In this study we evaluated novel functional assays for application in routine follow-up. We documented that the Wieslab® complement screen assay showed a sensitivity of 1-2% of C5 activity by adding purified C5 or normal human serum to a C5 deficient serum. All the patient samples obtained during the treatment course, were completely blocked for terminal complement pathway activity for up to four weeks after the eculizumab infusion. Levels of complexes between eculizumab and C5 were inversely correlated to the complement activity (p=0.01). Moreover, titrating serum from eculizumab-treated patients into normal serum revealed that eculizumab was present in excess up to four weeks after infusion. Thus, we demonstrate sensitive, reliable and easy-performed assays which can be used to design individual eculizumab dosage regimens. PMID:26111482

  18. Hydration properties and texture fingerprints of easy- and hard-to-cook bean varieties.

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    Kinyanjui, Peter K; Njoroge, Daniel M; Makokha, Anselimo O; Christiaens, Stefanie; Ndaka, Daniel S; Hendrickx, Marc

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to understand the factors that affect the hydration and cooking profiles of different bean varieties. During this study, nine bean varieties were classified as either easy-to-cook (ETC) or hard-to-cook (HTC) based on a subjective finger pressing test and an objective cutting test. Rose coco, Red haricot, and Zebra beans were classified as ETC, while Canadian wonder, Soya fupi, Pinto, non-nodulating, Mwezi moja, Gwaku, and New mwezi moja were HTC. The effect of different soaking (pre)-treatments on the cooking behavior and/or water absorption of whole or dehulled beans was investigated. Dehulling, soaking in high pH and monovalent salt solutions reduced the cooking time of beans, while soaking in low pH and CaCl2 solutions increased the cooking time. Moisture uptake was faster in ETC and dehulled beans. Soaking at high temperatures also increased the hydration rate. The results point to pectin-related aspects and the rate of water uptake as possible factors that influence the cooking rate of beans. PMID:25650021

  19. Hydration properties and texture fingerprints of easy- and hard-to-cook bean varieties

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    Kinyanjui, Peter K; Njoroge, Daniel M; Makokha, Anselimo O; Christiaens, Stefanie; Ndaka, Daniel S; Hendrickx, Marc

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to understand the factors that affect the hydration and cooking profiles of different bean varieties. During this study, nine bean varieties were classified as either easy-to-cook (ETC) or hard-to-cook (HTC) based on a subjective finger pressing test and an objective cutting test. Rose coco, Red haricot, and Zebra beans were classified as ETC, while Canadian wonder, Soya fupi, Pinto, non-nodulating, Mwezi moja, Gwaku, and New mwezi moja were HTC. The effect of different soaking (pre)-treatments on the cooking behavior and/or water absorption of whole or dehulled beans was investigated. Dehulling, soaking in high pH and monovalent salt solutions reduced the cooking time of beans, while soaking in low pH and CaCl2 solutions increased the cooking time. Moisture uptake was faster in ETC and dehulled beans. Soaking at high temperatures also increased the hydration rate. The results point to pectin-related aspects and the rate of water uptake as possible factors that influence the cooking rate of beans. PMID:25650021

  20. Easy and Rapid Detection of Mumps Virus by Live Fluorescent Visualization of Virus-Infected Cells

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    Takahashi, Tadanobu; Agarikuchi, Takashi; Kurebayashi, Yuuki; Shibahara, Nona; Suzuki, Chihiro; Kishikawa, Akiko; Fukushima, Keijo; Takano, Maiko; Suzuki, Fumie; Wada, Hirohisa; Otsubo, Tadamune; Ikeda, Kiyoshi; Minami, Akira; Suzuki, Takashi

    2015-01-01

    Mumps viruses show diverse cytopathic effects (CPEs) of infected cells and viral plaque formation (no CPE or no plaque formation in some cases) depending on the viral strain, highlighting the difficulty in mumps laboratory studies. In our previous study, a new sialidase substrate, 2-(benzothiazol-2-yl)-4-bromophenyl 5-acetamido-3,5-dideoxy-?-D-glycero-D-galacto-2-nonulopyranosidonic acid (BTP3-Neu5Ac), was developed for visualization of sialidase activity. BTP3-Neu5Ac can easily and rapidly perform histochemical fluorescent visualization of influenza viruses and virus-infected cells without an antiviral antibody and cell fixation. In the present study, the potential utility of BTP3-Neu5Ac for rapid detection of mumps virus was demonstrated. BTP3-Neu5Ac could visualize dot-blotted mumps virus, virus-infected cells, and plaques (plaques should be called focuses due to staining of infected cells in this study), even if a CPE was not observed. Furthermore, virus cultivation was possible by direct pick-up from a fluorescent focus. In conventional methods, visible appearance of the CPE and focuses often requires more than 6 days after infection, but the new method with BTP3-Neu5Ac clearly visualized infected cells after 2 days and focuses after 4 days. The BTP3-Neu5Ac assay is a precise, easy, and rapid assay for confirmation and titration of mumps virus. PMID:26629699