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Coaster Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What if you had to design a roller coaster that provided maximum thrills, while still keeping riders safe? The JASON Project's Coaster Creator digital lab is an interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters. Use your knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design your own coaster. Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful â too much kinetic energy and youâll crash, too little and you'll stall. Play this game and find out if your coaster will be a smash or a snore!

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Dynamic Document Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Dynamic Document Creator by Strategis (described in the December 4, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics) assembles international market research reports according to user-defined specifications. Each report draws on US Department of Commerce data and any number of regions, countries, industry sectors, and keywords are available for selection.

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The Creators Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Clothing creator trademark : Business plan  

SciTech Connect

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

Stern, B.

1990-10-01

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Opening the Production Pipeline: Unruly Creators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the implications and uptakes of game developers' increasing reliance on the creative labour of fan content creators. It draws on an ethnographic account of Australian game developer Auran's increasing reliance on train and rail fans in the process of developing Trainz: a train and railroad simulation. I argue that this is not simply a case of the

John Banks

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Diezmann, Carmel M.

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara C. Malt; Steven A. Sloman

2007-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2001-01-01

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El Silencio: A Rural Community of Learners and Media Creators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Urrea, Claudia

2010-01-01

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El Silencio: A Rural Community of Learners and Media Creators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Urrea, Claudia

2010-01-01

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The New Media Paradigm - Users as Creators of Content  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, computers are being used just for fun. Computer-based entertainment titles and Internet usage are now the main factors driving computer sales in the both the US and European markets. Games, specialised entertainment web sites, personal creativity, online chat and similar leisure pursuits are the dominant interests of young users. This paper explores how these activities are foreshadowing a change

Sharon Springel

1999-01-01

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Time Scale Creator - A Visualization and Database Tool for Earth History  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Unravelling Earth's history requires the ability to compare biologic, lithologic, chemical, magnetic and other records from different regions. Published correlation charts provide some details, but tend to be unwieldy, difficult to update, and awkward to merge with other records. The Time Scale Creator program of the International Commission on Stratigraphy provides a suite of global and regional reference datasets (approximately 20,000 Phanerozoic datums, plus geochemical and other trends) within a visualization package. Users can append additional regional lithostratigraphic or other datasets, then create on-screen charts for any portion of the geologic time scale with any subsets of the extensive stratigraphic data. In addition to scalable-vector graphics (SVG) or PDF file output, the on-screen display contains "hot-cursor- points" which open up windows with additional information on events, zones, and URL links to external documentation. For example, a user can select from within a datapack with 50 representative stratigraphic columns spanning the British Isles, then display lithologic sections against models of global sea-level trends or adjacent to Sub-boreal ammonite zones, and the pop-up window for each formation is linked directly to the British Geologic Survey lexicon entry. Much in the way that GIS greatly enhances accessibility to spatial data, the Time Scale Creator and its temporal data are completely digital, allowing quick and easy distribution and updating. The database and visualization package are a convenient reference tool, chart-production device, and educational program.

Huang, A.; Ogg, J.

2008-12-01

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Easy Animations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a good animation islike a classic short story--a simple tale simply told.Animations are particularly effective in the teaching ofmathematics because motion is often fundamental to theconcept at hand, and a well-designed animation is usuallyan excellent way to introduce such a concept. In thischapter, we describe two ways to make animations and postthem on your course websites. Once you master the process,you will be surprised at how easy it is to build and post yourown animations. This is a chapter in the Visualization in Science Education section of the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) April 2004 conference proceedings published under the title Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.

Paul Blanchard (Boston University;)

2004-12-01

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The AIDS information crisis: confluence of the roles of information creator, seeker, and provider.  

PubMed Central

The dramatic increase in the number of cases and deaths from AIDS since 1981 has been accompanied by an information explosion on the topic. The government, health professionals, service organizations, consumers, and the media are each vital links in both formal and informal AIDS information networks. New information sources and systems have emerged from these five sectors, and their roles as information creators, seekers, and providers have come together. The need for integrative or synthesizing databases and systems which reflect the sectors' interdependence and acknowledge their roles in the information process is discussed. Databases and systems which reflect a multi-sector approach, such as the Computerized AIDS Information Network (CAIN), are suggested as potential solutions to the AIDS information problem.

Ginn, D S

1987-01-01

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Symbol Creator: Usability Evaluation of the Novel Pen-Based Text Input Technique  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this project was a usability study of Symbol Creator, a pen-based text input technique. Symbol Creator (SC) is a new technique, which aims at faster and more intuitively usable text entry. It is based on assembling characters using symbols that resemble basic elements of Latin cursive. Since keyboards are getting smaller and smaller, and the number of

Melinda Luoma

2003-01-01

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The Defining Element–A Discussion of the Creator Element Within Metadata Schemas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The attribution of authorship in the context of electronic works is complex. Defining the semantic content of the element that denotes authorship or responsibility for an electronic resource must adhere to the prescribed definition of the elements within metadata standards. The Creator element is a kind of catchall element for the designation of responsibility for a resource's content. The Creator

Jennifer Cwiok

2005-01-01

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How Easy is 'Easy Java Simulations' Programming?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Chartier, Tim; Kreutzer, Erich

2009-09-11

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Implementing social media in technical communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laura Katajisto

2010-01-01

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Ensuring Credit to Data Creators: A Case Study for Geodesy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Boler, F. M.; Gorman, A.

2011-12-01

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Symbol Creator: An Alternative Eye-based Text Entry Technique with Low Demand for Screen Space  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtual keyboards used by physically impaired users for text entry usually display all characters simultaneously on the screen. Applications where saving physical space is critical, however, require another approach. A common option is grouping several symbols under one key and employing a hierarchical selection mechanism. We present an alternative technique (Symbol Creator) based on assembling characters using segments that resemble

Darius Miniotas; Oleg Spakov; Grigori E. Evreinov

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Malt, Barbara C.; Sloman, Steven A.

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhang, Gaoming

2010-01-01

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The design of real time infrared image generation software based on Creator and Vega  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Considering the requirement of high reality and real-time quality dynamic infrared image of an infrared image simulation, a method to design real-time infrared image simulation application on the platform of VC++ is proposed. This is based on visual simulation software Creator and Vega. The functions of Creator are introduced simply, and the main features of Vega developing environment are analyzed. The methods of infrared modeling and background are offered, the designing flow chart of the developing process of IR image real-time generation software and the functions of TMM Tool and MAT Tool and sensor module are explained, at the same time, the real-time of software is designed.

Wang, Rui-feng; Wu, Wei-dong; Huo, Jun-xiu

2013-09-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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Dreams and realities in cyberspace: White Aryan Resistance and the World Church of the Creator  

Microsoft Academic Search

White Aryan Resistance (WAR) and the World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) are two American-based white-supremacist or neo-fascist groupuscules whose respective leaders, Tom Metzger and Matt Hale, were quick to take advantage of the new opportunities offered by the Internet and the World Wide Web in particular. This analysis, first, locates both WAR and the WCOTC in the context of

Jeffrey Kaplan

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liang, Belle; Commins, Meghan; Duffy, Nicole

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aaron E. Walsh

2000-01-01

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Digital Youth Network: Creating New Media Citizens through the Affinity Learning Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jenkins et al. (2006) and Gee (2004) argue that the new media revolution is different from other technological revolutions in that it is quickly permeating all aspects of our lives, professional and personal, and is affecting how and with whom we communicate. However, only a small portion of youth move beyond consumption of digital media to become creators of them.

Nichole Pinkard; Kimberly Austin

2010-01-01

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Drama, Digital Pre-Text and Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carroll, John; Cameron, David

2009-01-01

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Cash Management Made Easy (Revised).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the Cash Management Made Easy guidebook is to provide a high-level overview of Federal Government cash management tools. This guide will assist Federal agency cash managers in improving the management of the Government's finances.

2002-01-01

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Media relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify all important aspects of media relations researched by others and write a succinct literature review in order to facilitate the data gathering procedure for the future research in the field. Reliable references are quoted to fulfil the purpose of this paper. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper aims to provide an easy

Ehsan Khodarahmi

2009-01-01

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Easy-to-Make Cryophoruses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Battino, Rubin; Letcher, Trevor M.

2008-01-01

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Fast and Easy Website Tuneups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wisniewski, Jeff

2008-01-01

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Quick and Easy Classroom Makeover  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adams, Caralee

2006-01-01

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The Labour of User Co-CreatorsEmergent Social Network Markets?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Banks; Sal Humphreys

2008-01-01

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Why is conversation so easy?  

PubMed

Traditional accounts of language processing suggest that monologue--presenting and listening to speeches--should be more straightforward than dialogue--holding a conversation. This is clearly not the case. We argue that conversation is easy because of an interactive processing mechanism that leads to the alignment of linguistic representations between partners. Interactive alignment occurs via automatic alignment channels that are functionally similar to the automatic links between perception and behaviour (the so-called perception-behaviour expressway) proposed in recent accounts of social interaction. We conclude that humans are "designed" for dialogue rather than monologue. PMID:14697397

Garrod, Simon; Pickering, Martin J

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Photonic layered media  

DOEpatents

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

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

2002-01-01

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Drama, digital pre-text and social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Carroll; David Cameron

2009-01-01

41

LANGUAGE TEACHING AND MEDIA LITERACY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: this article is to present a proposal for using media resources in the classroom. The underlying reason is to raise awareness of the potential that the mass media product offers in teaching a foreign language and to point out that we have more material within easy reach than we believe. First, I will discuss the role of mass media

Carmen Gregori Signes

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Making projects, making friends: online community as catalyst for interactive media creation.  

PubMed

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 share ideas. This article uses the Scratch online community for exploring how different forms of participation and collaboration can support and shape the ways in which young people develop as creators of interactive media. We describe participation in this community in terms of a spectrum ranging from socializing to creating and present examples of three forms of collaboration within the community. We argue that the most exciting interactive media creation and valuable learning experiences are taking place in the middle space, where participants draw on the best of socializing and creating practices. PMID:21240955

Brennan, Karen; Monroy-Hernández, Andrés; Resnick, Mitchel

2010-01-01

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Purge NMR: Effective and easy solvent suppression  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Presaturation utilizing relaxation gradients and echoes is an extremely easy and effective approach to solvent suppression in solution state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The experiment produces flat baselines, excellent phase properties, and highly selective suppression that betters that of commonly used sequences. Furthermore, the only parameter that needs adjusting is the presaturation power, making it easy to implement even for non spectroscopists. Considering these factors, we envisage the approach will have wide spread applications.

Simpson, Andre J.; Brown, Sarah A.

2005-08-01

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Space Weather Media Viewer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is version 3 of the space Weather Media Viewer, created to work with the space Weather Action Center to see near-real time data and to provide additional images and resources available for educational use. It features easy downloads that can also be added to news reports and space weather reports. It was designed for ease in adding any media (videos, images) data.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bannon, Susan H.; Haglund, Karen E.

1991-01-01

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New-Media Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ohler, Jason

2009-01-01

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Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Christian, Wolfgang; Franciscouembre

2008-05-30

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Energy Band Creator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Group, Kansas S.; Zollman, Dean A.

2004-03-05

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Teaching is Easy Courseware Authoring System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huehner, David R.

1986-01-01

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Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

2011-01-01

51

Planar graphical models which are easy  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-01-01

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Promoting normal birth the easy way.  

PubMed

There is a growing concern internationally about the continued rise in birth intervention. Caesarean section rates continue to rise within the international arena. Women are losing confidence in the birth process being natural and safe and often exhibit moderate to high levels of fear during pregnancy. Simultaneously midwives are in danger of losing their role as the guardians of normal birth. This paper presents an easy to follow, evidence based framework that midwives can use at a personal or organisational level to promote normal birth and support women to move back to feeling excited anticipation about birth. PMID:23243829

Sidebotham, Mary

2012-11-01

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Social media time management tools and tips  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laura Malita

2011-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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EASI: An electronic assistant for scientific investigation  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1991-09-01

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Focused Attention – How easy was it to find the important ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Focused Attention – How easy was it to find the important information in the label? ... How easy was it to find the important information on the label? ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/developmentresources

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Think it's easy becoming a generic drug in America? Think ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Think it's easy becoming a generic drug in America? ... We make it tough to become a generic drug in America so it's easy for you to feel confident. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers

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Cultural awareness in social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing availability of the Web has been breaking down communication limitations in society and enabling the easy transcending of physical borders. Additionally, the emergence of social media like forums, blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc., is bringing technology closer to people who are not experts. By using global communication systems, people are changing continents, countries, regions, cultures and languages very easily,

Tatjana Welzer; Marko Hölbl; Marjan Družovec; Boštjan Brumen

2011-01-01

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Protein isolation from ear wax made easy.  

PubMed

Cerumen is a waxy substance with a mixture of different lipids and and not yet identified proteins. Analysing ear wax can be quite laborious because of the different and sometimes interfering components. Therefore, time-consuming techniques such as chromatography or spectrometry were used to gain informations about the components of ear wax. Conclusions were drawn from immunohistochemical detections of special proteins within the skin or the glands of the external ear canal about the existence of these proteins within the ear wax. But directly analysing the proteins within the ear wax was difficult. We, therefore, worked out a method to isolate proteins from ear wax. Ear wax was collected from 16 adults with no infections of the external ear canal. The protein isolation was conducted using the Qproteome Mammalian Protein Prep Kit by Qiagen in two different kind of ways (cell and lysat fraction). Afterwards, we performed a quantification of the total protein concentration using the BCA method. There was a statistical significant difference in the total protein concentration between the two different (cell and lysat fraction) described ways. Furthermore, it is a fast and easy method to extract proteins from ear wax. The benefit of the described method and the field of application will be discussed. PMID:19347346

Schwaab, Matthias; Hansen, Stefan; Gurr, Andre; Schwaab, Thomas; Minovi, Amir; Sudhoff, Holger; Dazert, Stefan

2009-04-04

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Media Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Morey, Mrs.

2008-04-13

61

Sentiment classification for Indonesian message in social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aqsath Rasyid Naradhipa; Ayu Purwarianti

2012-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Kaneko, Takamasa

2011-01-01

63

Easiness Assumptions and Hardness Tests: Trading Time for Zero Error  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a new approach toward derandomization in the uniform setting, where it is computationally hard to find possible mistakes in the simulation of a given probabilistic algorithm. The approach consists in combining both easiness and hardness complexity assumptions: if a derandomization method based on an easiness assumption fails, then we obtain a certain hardness test that can be used

Valentine Kabanets

2001-01-01

64

Easy way of checking impulsive georadar equipment performances  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper suggests an easy way of checking some of main impulsive georadar performances from data acquired by the system itself and preventing their degradation. GPR equipment is thought as a whole system (including control unit, cables, antennas, etc.); on the other hand it is easy to check each sub-systems simply by connecting them to a reference system with known

Guido Manacorda; Mario Miniati

2000-01-01

65

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Media education.  

PubMed

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

Strasburger, Victor C

2010-09-27

67

Media Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

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Media Type  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Drugs. ... Media Type. FDA Data Element Number. CDER Data Element Number. C-GEN-10304. Data Element Name. MEDIA TYPE. Description. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/formssubmissionrequirements

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An Easy Classroom Experiment on the Supercooling of Water  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gianino, Concetto

2007-01-01

71

Ultrasound Guidance Is Not Necessary During Easy Embryo Transfers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To determine whether the use of ultrasound (US) to guide embryo transfer (ET) in a population previously defined as likely to have easy transfer would change the implantation and pregnancy rates in an ICSI program.

Anice Maria Vieira de Camargo Martins; Ricardo L. R. Baruffi; Ana L. Mauri; Claudia Petersen; João Batista Alcantara Oliveira; Paula Contart; Anagloria Pontes; José G. Franco Junior

2004-01-01

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Media Panel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Swedish Media Panel is a research program about children and young persons and their use of mass media. The aim of the ten-year (1975-1985) project is to explain how media habits originate, how they change as children grow older, what factors on the part of children themselves and in their surroundings may be connected with a certain use of…

Marklund, Inger, Ed.; Hanse, Mona-Britt, Ed.

1984-01-01

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New Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Downtown Business Quarterly, 1998

1998-01-01

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Media Competency.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The need to teach media competency in the schools in a systematic way has been largely unrecognized. The Media Now course of study provides an example of the type of instruction needed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary for informed media consump...

R. Curtis

1975-01-01

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A reusable robotic grasping creator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-04-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2006-06-01

77

Social Media for School Communication. Research into Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williamson, Ronald

2012-01-01

78

Beyond Literacy and Voice in Youth Media Production  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When analyzing young people's media projects, it is easy to get excited about "youth voice" as a site of free expression and social critique. Tempting as this is, media scholars, as well as young producers and adult mentors, note the varied, often contradictory, voices and interests at play within youth videos, photography exhibitions, and other…

Soep, Elisabeth

2006-01-01

79

Origin of a magnetic easy axis in pipeline steel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Oil and gas pipelines are generally magnetically anisotropic, with a magnetic easy axis in the pipe axial direction. This is of interest because magnetic flux leakage tools are commonly used for the detection and sizing of defects. In the present study we investigate the origin of this magnetic easy axis, using an angular magnetic Barkhausen noise technique to characterize the magnetic anisotropy. The texture, microstructure, and residual stress are examined as possible causes of the easy axis, using x-ray pole figure analysis and microstructural examination along with high and low temperature annealing treatments. Our results indicate that plastic deformation and residual stress are responsible for the magnetic easy axis, since an elimination of the residual stresses through low temperature ``stress relief'' heat treatment produces a magnetically isotropic structure without altering the texture or microstructure. X-ray pole figure analysis supports the conclusion that magnetic anisotropy is not related to texture in these materials. We conclude that the axial magnetic easy axis is due to a compressive residual hoop stress resulting from the cold bending and cold expansion of the pipe during processing.

Clapham, L.; Heald, C.; Krause, T.; Atherton, D. L.; Clark, P.

1999-08-01

80

Media Violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

For decades, media violence has been viewed as largely a Western problem. New studies indicate that Indian children have increasing\\u000a access to the media and that media violence will subject them to the same problems as Western children : imitation, desensitization,\\u000a fear, and inappropriate attitudes about violence and aggression. Solutions exist but will have to be implemented within the\\u000a next

Victor C. Strasburger

1999-01-01

81

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pasi Huovinen; Petri Rouvinen

2008-01-01

82

Media Responsibility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The media, like nearly all other White institutions, has merely found a convenient rationale for abandoning the cities now that the Blacks have moved in. The educational, democratizing functions of the news media are no longer to be carried out among the inner-city Blacks. (Author)|

Moore, Acel; Thompson, Garland L.

1978-01-01

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Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are two different types of media bias. One bias, which we refer to as ideology, reflects a news outlet's desire to affect reader opinions in a particular direction. The second bias, which we refer to as spin, reflects the outlet's attempt to simply create a memorable story. We examine competition among media outlets in the presence of these biases.

Sendhil Mullainathan; Andrei Shleifer

2002-01-01

84

Earned Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sunshine, Alice

2011-01-01

85

Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written to appeal to a general audience that wants to think more deeply about the nature of the media, their messages, and their effects on both individuals and society, this book serves as a broad introduction to the thinking that ties educators together in the common goal of educating a media literate generation. It is written from a critical…

Potter, W. James

86

Mixed Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peterson, Erin

2010-01-01

87

Media Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Across Europe and beyond, the promotion of media literacy, for children and adults, has acquired an important public urgency. Traditional literacy is seen to be no longer sufficient for participation in today’s society. Citizens need to be media literate, it is claimed, to enable them to cope more effectively with the flood of information in today’s highly mediated societies. As

Brian ONeill; Ingun Hagen

2009-01-01

88

Mixed Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peterson, Erin

2010-01-01

89

Five Easy Principles to Make Math Moments Count  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cutler, Carrie S.

2011-01-01

90

EASI Program Improvements for HP-67 and TI-59 Calculators.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

EASI (Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption) is an effective, simple method which has been developed for use in evaluating physical security systems. The usefulness of the method is enhanced by the fact that it can be implemented on a programmable p...

H. A. Bennett D. W. Sasser

1978-01-01

91

Everyday Science: Fun and Easy Projects for Making Practical Things.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains 25 experiments designed to help students understand some of the science used every day. Each experiment includes a list of materials, a series of easy-to-follow steps, an explanation of the scientific principle demonstrated, and additional scientific facts and information. No special or expensive materials are required.…

Levine, Shar; Johnstone, Leslie

92

The New EasyLiving Project at Microsoft Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1998-01-01

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Using Easy-Bake Ovens to Teach Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herald, Christine

2004-02-01

94

EASI on the HP25, HP65, and HP67  

Microsoft Academic Search

EASI (Estimate of Adversary Sequence Interruption) is an effective, simple method which has been developed for use in evaluating physical security systems. The usefulness of the method is enhanced by the fact that it can be implemented on a programmable pocket calculator. A program for the Texas Instruments SR-52 programmable pocket calculator has been developed and reported upon elsewhere. The

Sasser

1977-01-01

95

RHEOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF EASY-TO-DISPERSE (ETD) CARBOPOL HYDROGELS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experimental determinations of apparent viscosity were used to investigate the rheological behaviour of easy-to-disperse (ETD) Carbopol 2001, 2020 and 2050 hydrogels, involving different polymer concentrations, degrees of neutralization, agitation times and shear rates. Mathematical expressions were obtained, based on the power law, to allow calculation of the viscosity of each system, for the different variables studied. These equations proved valid

M. J. Hernández; J. Pellicer; J. Delegido; M. Dolz

1998-01-01

96

Easy-to-clean properties–Just a temporary appearance?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organofunctional alkoxysilanes have a broad range of applications as adhesion promoters, crosslinkers, drying agents and surface modifiers. In this study a new Easy-to-clean formulation is described. It is a two component fluoroalkylsilane system which establishes a strongly hydrophobic and oleophobic surface layer on an inorganic substrate. Various tests show that the only 10 nm thick coatings have a good chemical

S. Giessler; E. Just; R. Storger

2006-01-01

97

A Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model Using Easy Java Simulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wee, Loo Kang; Goh, Giam Hwee

2013-01-01

98

An Easy Camera Pose Method from Fisheye Image  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an easy technique to estimate fisheye camera pose using two vertical lines and one horizontal line on a space plane under a single fisheye view in this paper. If fisheye camera is calibrated, fisheye image points should be mapped on the unit sphere, we may first fit two vertical projected planes and one horizontal projected plane from fisheye

Haijiang Zhu; Shigang Li

2009-01-01

99

75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

2012-01-01

100

Pheromone Caterpillar Trails: An Easy Lab Exercise for the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Travis, Holly

2003-01-01

101

Gel Electrophoresis--The Easy Way for Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

VanRooy, Wilhelmina; Sultana, Khalida

2010-01-01

102

Note-Taking Made Easy. The Study Smart Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes two successful methods of organizing notes (outlining and patterning), providing shortcuts to make note taking easy. Eight chapters include: (1) "There's No Substitute for Taking Your Own Good Notes" (e.g., note taking helps in paying attention and remembering); (2) "How to Tell What's Worth Noting" (criteria for deciding what…

Kesselman-Turkel, Judi; Peterson, Franklynn

103

Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations: TPT Package  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Christian, Wolfgang; Franciscouembre

2008-05-30

104

Semiclassical dynamics of vortices in 2D easy-plane ferromagnets  

SciTech Connect

Semiclassical dynamics of magnetic vortices in 2D lattice models of easy-plane ferromagnets is investigated. It is shown that the low-energy part of the spectrum of vortices treated as quantum excitations of the system exhibits a nontrivial structure. The simplest spectrum is observed for standard magnetic vortices, in which magnetization at long distances from the center of a vortex is parallel to the basal plane. In this case, the spectrum has a band structure consisting of several nonintersecting bands, whose number is determined only by the value of atomic spin S and lattice symmetry. For purely 2D magnets with a single spin per unit cell, the number of bands is S or 2S for integral and half-integral values of spin S, respectively. For a lattice with the basis with an even number 2n of spins per unit cell, the number of bands is 2nS for any spins. The situation radically changes for vortices in the cone state as compared to standard vortices, for which the magnetization at a long distance from the center of a vortex rotates in the easy plane of the magnet. Vortices in the cone state are formed under the action of a constant external field perpendicular to the easy plane of the magnet. As a rule, the spectrum for such vortices is not a standard band spectrum and forms a set such that a forbidden energy value can be found in any small neighborhood of an allowed value, and vice versa. The possibility of an oscillatory motion of a vortex under the action of a constant external force is indicated (analog of Bloch oscillations of electrons in crystals). Possible realization of these effects in other ordered media with vortices is considered.

Galkin, A. Yu. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Metal Physics (Ukraine); Ivanov, B. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Magnetism (Ukraine)], E-mail: bivanov@i.com.ua

2007-05-15

105

Astronomy Media Player  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Media congestion limits media terrorism  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the early 1980s scholars and laymen expected an explosion of terrorism fed by media attention. Instead, the quantity of terrorism settled into familiar patterns, rather than spiraling upward. This paper attempts to explain why the dire predictions did not come to pass. We develop theory that explains how terrorists compete for media attention. We find that in equilibrium terrorists

John L. Scott

2001-01-01

107

From Binary Notation to Gravitational Waves: Rocket Science Made Easy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2001-03-01

108

From Augmentation Media to Meme Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tanaka, Yuzuru

109

Phenomenological model for the optically induced easy direction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a phenomenological model to interprete the optically induced easy direction in a nematic cell in the slab approximation. One of the surfaces of the sample is supposed to give strong anchoring, whereas the other, covered with photosensible material, very weak anchoring. We assume that a surface nematic molecule is submitted to a potential connected with its interaction with the surface easy direction, with the surface nematic field, and with the optical induced anisotropy. The case in which the coupling with the nematic order in the bulk is important is considered too. A differential equation for the time evolution of the surface director is proposed, in which the viscous torque is balanced by the torque related to the surface fields. We show that our theoretical predictions are in agreement with experimental data on the optical induced surface orientation. The dependence of the anchoring energy strength on the irradiation time for dye-doped liquid crystals is also investigated.

Alexe-Ionescu, A. L.; Uncheselu, C.; Lucchetti, L.; Barbero, G.

2007-02-01

110

Phenomenological model for the optically induced easy direction.  

PubMed

We present a phenomenological model to interprete the optically induced easy direction in a nematic cell in the slab approximation. One of the surfaces of the sample is supposed to give strong anchoring, whereas the other, covered with photosensible material, very weak anchoring. We assume that a surface nematic molecule is submitted to a potential connected with its interaction with the surface easy direction, with the surface nematic field, and with the optical induced anisotropy. The case in which the coupling with the nematic order in the bulk is important is considered too. A differential equation for the time evolution of the surface director is proposed, in which the viscous torque is balanced by the torque related to the surface fields. We show that our theoretical predictions are in agreement with experimental data on the optical induced surface orientation. The dependence of the anchoring energy strength on the irradiation time for dye-doped liquid crystals is also investigated. PMID:17358354

Alexe-Ionescu, A L; Uncheselu, C; Lucchetti, L; Barbero, G

2007-02-01

111

Multi-camera multi-person tracking for easy living  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1997-01-01

112

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-08-01

113

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-08-04

114

Viewing media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Projec, Iowa P.

2004-01-01

115

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This simulation offers users the opportunity to sketch free-body diagrams relating to a one-dimensional situation. Two boxes are stacked one atop the other. The bottom box rests on the floor of an elevator, which may be at rest, moving with constant velocity, or accelerating. The task for the user is to sketch free-body diagrams for the top box, the bottom box, and the two-box system. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-22

116

Magnon lifetime in the easy-plane antiferromagnets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Considering a prototypical 2D easy-plane antiferromagnet on a square lattice in which gapped excitations coexist with acoustic spin waves, we find that random disorder induces a relaxation of the gapped magnon with the rate that greatly exceed the effect of conventional magnon-magnon scattering. Anomalous disorder-induced T-dependence of the energy gap of the optical magnon and of the scattering rate of the acoustic magnon are also discussed. These can be readily probed by the high-resolution neutron-resonance spin-echo technique. Implications for other systems are discussed and comparison with the available experimental data is presented.

Chernyshev, Alexander; Zhitomirsky, Michael

2013-03-01

117

Easy Strategy To Increase Salt Resistance of Antimicrobial Peptides?  

PubMed Central

The efficacies of many antimicrobial peptides are greatly reduced under high salt concentrations, limiting their development as pharmaceutical compounds. Here, we describe an easy strategy to increase salt resistance of antimicrobial peptides by replacing tryptophan or histidine residues with the bulky amino acids ?-naphthylalanine and ?-(4,4?-biphenyl)alanine. The activities of the salt-sensitive peptide P-113 were diminished at high salt concentrations, whereas the activities of its ?-naphthylalanine and ?-(4,4?-biphenyl)alanine-substituted variant were less affected.

Yu, Hui-Yuan; Tu, Chih-Hsiung; Yip, Bak-Sau; Chen, Heng-Li; Cheng, Hsi-Tsung; Huang, Kuo-Chun; Lo, Hsiu-Jung; Cheng, Jya-Wei

2011-01-01

118

Easy fabrication of electrically insulating nanogaps by transfer printing.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-07-27

119

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

McKelvy, George M.

1998-01-01

120

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this interactive simulation, users collide two balls traveling along a line to investigate whether momentum and kinetic energy are conserved in the collision. Values for mass, initial velocity, and elasticity can be controlled by sliders. Users must calculate and enter the momentum and kinetic energy of each ball after the collision. Answers may be checked for immediate feedback. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-22

121

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Java applet illustrates the tail-to-tip method of adding vectors. The user can adjust lengths and angles of two vectors and view the resultant vector sum and components. Users may also set rotation rates for the vectors and view the resulting Lissajous patterns. Example student questions and activities are included. The simulation may be downloaded in EJS (xml) format or as a jar file. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations,, a code-generating tool that allows users without formal programming experience to develop computer simulations. It is part of a collection of similar resources created by the author.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-19

122

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This simulation gives students a chance to practice two-dimensional vector addition in an interactive format with immediate feedback. The magnitude and direction of two vectors are given; the students' task is to determine x and y components, length of the two vectors, and the resultant sum. Users may select "Check Answers" to find out if their response is correct, or select "Show Answers" to see the correct values displayed. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-23

123

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition- Integer components  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This simulation offers beginning students practice in two-dimensional vector addition. It is relatively simple, as the x and y components of each vector are integers. Given the magnitude and direction of two vectors, students must determine the x and y components, the length of each, and the resultant vector sum. Click on "Check Answers" to get immediate feedback; click on "Show Answers" to display all the correct responses. For a more advanced simulation on vector addition by the same author, SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. .

Duffy, Andrew

2009-10-23

124

Media Training  

ScienceCinema

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

125

Media Clusters and Media Cluster Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large media clusters have emerged in a limited number of large cities, characterizing the geographical concentration of the global media industry. This paper explores the reasons behind the localization patterns of media industries, the effect of the rapid advancement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on media clusters and the role of media cluster policies. One might draw the conclusion

Charlie Karlsson; Robert Picard

2011-01-01

126

Social media are highly accessible media  

Microsoft Academic Search

We argue that social media can best be understood as a media supply chain in which large groups of consumers participate in the role of producers. Such a media supply chain must be highly accessible at each stage of the media supply process. We will analyze the barriers posed by different stages of the media supply chain and use this

Rogier Brussee; Erik Hekman

127

Legal instruments for an optimal utilization of information and technology under the Intellectual Property Regime : A Study on the Implication of the Creator and Inventor Doctrine for the Utilization of Intellectual Products through Technology Transfer for the Greatest Benefit of People in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluating the consequences of the existing creator and inventor doctrine on access to information and technology (IT), this dissertation investigates the ways to find, particularly in Indonesia, the most adequate legal protection that may bridge public interest and private interest in this respect. For that reason, this dissertation aims to elaborate the existing intellectual property law protection in order to

L. M. H. Haq

2011-01-01

128

Edit while watching: home video editing made easy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, more and more people capture their experiences in home videos. However, home video editing still is a difficult and time-consuming task. We present the Edit While Watching system that allows users to automatically create and change a summary of a home video in an easy, intuitive and lean-back way. Based on content analysis, video is indexed, segmented, and combined with proper music and editing effects. The result is an automatically generated home video summary that is shown to the user. While watching it, users can indicate whether they like certain content, so that the system will adapt the summary to contain more content that is similar or related to the displayed content. During the video playback users can also modify and enrich the content, seeing immediately the effects of their changes. Edit While Watching does not require a complex user interface: a TV and a few keys of a remote control are sufficient. A user study has shown that it is easy to learn and to use, even if users expressed the need for more control in the editing operations and in the editing process.

Campanella, Marco; Weda, Hans; Barbieri, Mauro

2007-01-01

129

Media Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

130

News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The news media provides a public forum that educates and informs the government and the governed. The tension between news as a business commodity and public good affects newsgathering and dissemination--what the public wants to know and what they need to...

J. Benfer J. Bohr J. Chambers R. Castellvi W. Beard

2004-01-01

131

Media Clips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reprints three items that appeared in the media that were developed into mathematical problems. Items include a commentary called Junk the Penny, a sale advertisement for a department store, and a sports column with statistics. Eighteen questions are provided along with answers. A graphing calculator is suggested for some problems. (PVD)|

Lancaster, Ron, Ed.; Marion, Charlie, Ed.

1997-01-01

132

Streaming Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pulley, John

2009-01-01

133

Social media.  

PubMed

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

Foster, James

134

Flow of radioactive fluids in porous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radioactive tracers, in particular, tritium (HU3D), are finding ever-increasing applications in hydrological and oil reservoir studies. Tritium is a convenient, easy- to-handle, and inexpensive tracer for use in fluid injection operations. However, its low energy emissions and possible adsorption on porous media may detract from its desirable characteristics. The present investigation was designed to study the qualitative and quantitative flow

P. J. Bolivar; S. M. Farouq Ali

1967-01-01

135

Religion and Media, Religious Media, or Media Religion: Theoretical Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Major efforts have been exhausted bringing religion closer to media (rather than bringing media closer to religion), or to break down the traditional boundaries between the “religious” and the “media.” In light of such efforts and various research, some have tried to show the necessity of building new bridges between religion and media. These attempts have even made scholars believe

S. H. Hosseini

2008-01-01

136

Otitis media with effusion  

MedlinePLUS

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

137

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...

138

A feasibility study of an easy way to measure melamine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-10-01

139

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate student-chosen, multi-level homework in our Integrated Learning Environment for Mechanics [1] built using the LON-CAPA [2] open-source learning system. Multi-level refers to problems categorized as easy, medium, and hard. Problem levels were determined a priori based on the knowledge needed to solve them [3]. We analyze these problems using three measures: time-per-problem, LON-CAPA difficulty, and item difficulty measured by item response theory. Our analysis of student behavior in this environment suggests that time-per-problem is strongly dependent on problem category, unlike either score-based measures. We also found trends in student choice of problems, overall effort, and efficiency across the student population. Allowing students choice in problem solving seems to improve their motivation; 70% of students worked additional problems for which no credit was given.

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

2012-02-01

140

Differential algebras without differentials: An easy C++ implementation  

SciTech Connect

Automated differentiation can be motivated and explained rather plainly without any reference to infinitesimals or differentials whatsoever. We shall describe one possible approach in this paper. The method which we shall use will suggest its own implementation. However, FORTRAN is not the most natural language in which to carry it out. In the second section we shall describe an almost trivial implementation using C++. (Indeed, one of the motivations for writing this paper is to persuade militant FORTRAN extremists to invest the four or five days necessary to learn this powerful and easy language.) Take heed, however, that what we describe below is only a stripped-down implementation, written in three days, of differential algebra's most essential features; it is not as robust as and does not contain the battery of tools available in Berz's DA package, the product of a significant amount of work. 10 refs.

Michelotti, L.

1989-03-01

141

Superhydrophobic surfaces with excellent mechanical durability and easy repairability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-07-01

142

A simple procedure for easy and safe deflasking.  

PubMed

When the dough-molding method is used for processing a trial denture, it is often difficult to remove the processed denture from the flasking stone. The palatal and lingual stone portions contribute to this difficulty. This article describes a procedure that uses metal aluminum plates to facilitate the removal of these stone portions. The plates are placed vertically at the midline and in the palatal and lingual stone mixtures during flasking. The plates, which are removed during deflasking, make deep grooves and allow the stone portions to be pried toward the midline without considerable force during deflasking. The procedure is easy, facilitates the deflasking procedure, reduces the danger of damaging the denture base and the artificial teeth, and saves time. PMID:9791801

Bissasu, M

1998-10-01

143

Learning about having a baby in easy English.  

PubMed

Limited English ability hampers communication between pregnant women and midwives and can leave the pregnant woman anxious and put the mother or baby at risk. This article describes a new antenatal course called Learn about having a baby in easy English which has been successfully used with women who have very little English or are only moderately fluent. The 12-hour programme is designed to help women understand essential antenatal information, learn key English vocabulary and gain confidence in communicating in English with health professionals. It is co-taught by a midwife and English teacher and uses simple handouts. After running for three years, indicators suggest that it is playing a useful part in equipping women for labour and motherhood. PMID:23914678

Hansford, Judith; Forsdike, Joanne

2013-06-01

144

Nano fabrication approaches for patterned magnetic recording media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bit patterned media (BPM) have received increased attention in recent years as the primary candidate for 1 Terabit\\/in2 or higher recording density. A patterned media consists of an array of well-defined magnetic nanostructures, each of which can store one bit of data. In the simplest scheme, the structures could be magnetic pillars and dots with a single easy axis of

Chulmin Choi

2010-01-01

145

Media Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Bates, Albion M.

2007-06-23

146

Sports Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

147

Focused Attention – How easy is it to find information on the ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Focused Attention – How easy is it to find information on the label? Statistics. N. Valid. ... 301, 0. How easy is it to find information in the label? Frequency ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/developmentresources

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Graves, Michael F.; Philippot, Raymond A.

2002-01-01

149

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-30

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kretchmar, R. Scott

2006-01-01

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Conners, Gail A.

152

[How the media get the blame for everything].  

PubMed

Scientists, just like everyone else, have to be careful and meticulous in their contact with the media. Journalists do not get it all right all the time, but it is too easy to try to blame them if things do not go as expected. PMID:23009826

van Maanen, Hans

2012-01-01

153

An SIR model for violent topic diffusion in social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jiyoung Woo; Jaebong Son; Hsinchun Chen

2011-01-01

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solomon, Laura

2010-01-01

155

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Simple Pendulum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive simulation models the motion of a simple pendulum. Users can explore how pendulum motion is affected by changing length of the string, initial angle, and mass of the bob. Adjust the acceleration due to gravity to simulate pendulum motion on another planet. Energy bar graphs can be displayed in stepped motion alongside the swinging pendulum to get a clear picture of kinetic/potential energy conversion. Click on "Forces" to see free body diagrams. Advanced learners can view graphs of angular position, angular velocity, and angular acceleration as well. The model is simple enough for middle school students to manipulate, yet also provides an array of robust tools that render it appropriate for introductory physics courses. See Related Materials for a multi-day module on simple harmonic motion (Science NetLinks) and for instructions on installing and running the cost-free EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool. This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Duffy, Andrew

156

[Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture: development of an easy method].  

PubMed

An easy and cheap method for culturing Neisseria is developed. The medium for gonococci is prepared as proposed by the producer (BBL, Oxoid, Hoechst). About 8 ml of the medium are poured in sterile air-tight stool tubes of 25 ml volume. Materials to be examined for gonococci are taken from the cervix, ureter or anus and are inoculated on the medium. A small piece (20-30 mg) of the GasPak tablet (BBL) is then deposited in the tube and closed immediately. The GasPak tablet consists of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid which, if they come in contact with humidity, produce CO2 gas. The inoculated tube is then put in an incubator at 37 degrees C for 14-24 h. This method gives a good microbiological result. With the aid of the oxidase reaction the colonies take a brown-black color. For further differentiation of the species the sugar fermentation method is necessary. PMID:405261

Itani, Z S

1977-01-01

157

The IBA Easy-E-Beam™ Integrated Processing System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-06-01

158

The IBA Easy-E-Beam Integrated Processing System  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-06-01

159

Metal bead crystals for easy heating by direct current.  

PubMed

The preparation of metal bead crystals with two wires attached to the crystal is described. These crystals allow for a very easy and efficient method to heat metal single crystals by direct current heating through the connecting wires of the bead crystal. This heating of the bead crystal is sufficient to clean metal surfaces such as the surfaces of Pt and Au as confirmed by Auger spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). There is no need for any ion sputtering which is conventionally used to clean metal single crystal surfaces. The bead crystals with two leads fabricated from a wide range metals and metal alloys such as Cu, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Ta, W, Re, Ir, Pt, Au, PtPd, PtRh, AuAg, and PtIr can be used as general purpose metal substrates for surface science studies and other applications. Additionally, these bead crystals can be used to reshape STM tips by indentation of the tip into the soft metal in order to recover atomic resolution imaging on hard substrates. PMID:18377029

Voigtländer, Bert; Cherepanov, Vasily; Elsaesser, Christa; Linke, Udo

2008-03-01

160

Media College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

161

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-06-29

162

Children, Media, and Methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Daniel R. Anderson; Katherine G. Hanson

2009-01-01

163

Creating Media Center Memories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spann, Youlita

2008-01-01

164

Creating Media Center Memories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spann, Youlita

2008-01-01

165

Adolescents and media literacy.  

PubMed

In the face of media industry consolidation, fewer people control media content which makes it harder for parents and citizens to know the research about media-related issues, such as video game violence, nutrition, and sexual risk-taking. Media literacy offers a popular and potentially successful way to counter the misinformation that is spread by Big Media public relations. PMID:16111628

McCannon, Robert

2005-06-01

166

Evaluation of the durability of elastomeric easy-release coatings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Novel coatings have been designed to solve problems associated with biofouling of marine structures, particularly ship hulls. The best candidates to date are multilayered coatings incorporating silicone rubber technology. These materials are efficient because they exhibit excellent release properties. However, they are very soft and tend to be more susceptible to various forms of mechanical damage. Fundamental analysis of the durability of these coatings has been done using standard laboratory tests. Simulative studies are essential to screen candidates as well as to predict the true life of the systems. The goal of this project was to develop a testing protocol for the evaluation of the durability of elastomeric easy release coatings and to implement it on selected candidate coatings. A brushing apparatus was designed and built to simulate the cleaning processes of ship hulls. Wear was measured with profilometry. The proposed methodology is valuable to study the processes of wear of the coatings, to screen various materials and to identify parameters, either functional or material, which would directly affect their durability. Two groups of candidate coatings were tested: the EXS series and the NRL series. The EXS series samples showed better wear resistance than the NRL series samples and showed no dependence on the rotational speed of the brushes. The NRL series samples showed that increasing the sliding speed resulted in a decrease in wear. An increase in the applied load resulted in increased wear for both sample series. The effect of coating thickness was also investigated and discrimination between the proposed coatings could not be established because the tips of the bristles were sharp and irregular. Scratches matching the path of the brush bristles were observed in the wear scars of both sample types under all load and speed conditions. The NRL samples also exhibited ridges perpendicular to the sliding direction similar to the abrasion pattern.

Christiaen, Anne-Claire

167

Multimodality image integration for radiotherapy treatment: an easy approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2001-05-01

168

Multifunctional electronic media-traditional media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim and Background  Electronic media are spreading rapidly and some of the services they offer are similar to traditional media. Frequently, credit\\u000a is given to electronic media for causing less environmental impact, however, looking at it more closely, little is known about\\u000a the comparability of the environmental impact of both kinds of media. Main reasons for this lack of knowledge are

Roland Hischier; Inge Reichart

2003-01-01

169

Feminist Media Criticism and Feminist Media Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores four thematic areas in feminist media criticism. First, it considers how gender informs norms and values that pattern industry production practices and conventions. Next, it explores how feminist criticism has influenced one of the emergent areas in media scholarship: reception studies. This particular subgenre of media studies examines how audiences actively engage the mediascape around them. Third,

S. Craig Watkins; Rana A. Emerson

2000-01-01

170

Media delivery and media service overlays  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multimedia communication and streaming media services will become mainstream network infrastructure applications in the coming decade. However, there are many challenges that must be overcome. These challenges include the Internet"s limited ability to handle real-time, low-latency media streams, the need for media security, and an uncertainty of the killer app. The nature of these challenges lends itself to enabling technology innovations in the media delivery and media processing space. Specifically, we envision an overlay infrastructure that supports networked media services that couple media delivery with in-network media processing. The media overlay should be programmable to allow rapid deployment of new applications and services and manageable so as to support the evolving requirements of the resulting usage models. Furthermore, the media overlay should allow for the delivery of protected media content for applications that have security requirements. A properly architected infrastructure can enable real-time multimedia communication and streaming media services in light of the inherent challenges.

Wee, Susie

2005-03-01

171

Media Crate: tangible live media production interface  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tom Bartindale; Jonathan Hook; Patrick Olivier

2009-01-01

172

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-12-08

173

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark J. Yaffe; Deborah Weiss; Maxine Lithwick

2011-01-01

174

Zenithal gliding of the easy axis of a nematic liquid crystal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present experimental evidence of zenithal gliding of the nematic easy axis on a polyimide surface. The reorientation dynamics of the easy axis under external torque, and its relaxation, are extremely slow processes which cannot be described by a single exponential time. They show similarities with aging phenomena previously encountered in glassy systems. At last, the adsorption-desorption-readsorption process which empirically justifies the azimuthal easy axis gliding may also explain our observations.

Joly, Stéphane; Antonova, Krassimira; Martinot-Lagarde, Philippe; Dozov, Ivan

2004-11-01

175

Zenithal gliding of the easy axis of a nematic liquid crystal.  

PubMed

We present experimental evidence of zenithal gliding of the nematic easy axis on a polyimide surface. The reorientation dynamics of the easy axis under external torque, and its relaxation, are extremely slow processes which cannot be described by a single exponential time. They show similarities with aging phenomena previously encountered in glassy systems. At last, the adsorption-desorption-readsorption process which empirically justifies the azimuthal easy axis gliding may also explain our observations. PMID:15600580

Joly, Stéphane; Antonova, Krassimira; Martinot-Lagarde, Philippe; Dozov, Ivan

2004-11-19

176

Media policy after regulation?  

Microsoft Academic Search

An apparent truism holds that the Internet and, more broadly, interoperable digital media represent the end of media policy history. This consensus rests on an erroneous reduction of media policy to broadcasting policy. Even as this reductionism makes the rounds, a new prototype for media policy is taking shape, which here is called the ‘promotional state’. The promotional state emerges

Bram Dov Abramson

2001-01-01

177

Business and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Barchie, Lisa

178

The Media Teacher's Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

179

Media Literacy Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duncan, Barry

1989-01-01

180

Promoting Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Alice Yuet Lin

1997-01-01

181

Living within the Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Griffin, Erin

2005-01-01

182

Takeovers and the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The financial media plays a key role in mergers and acquisitions. Yet, it is unclear why media content goes beyond public information available elsewhere. This paper develops and empirically confirms a theory that explains why media content predicts takeover outcomes. The media predicts takeover outcomes because it endogenously mitigates the informational asymmetry between the acquirer and target shareholders, who decide

Matthias Buehlmaier

183

Children and the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brian Wilcox

184

Media Violence and Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents the results of the UNESCO global study on media violence and children which was conducted between 1996 and 1997. Highlights include the role of the media, media heroes as role models, media violence and aggression, differences by gender, rural versus urban environments, the pervasiveness of television, and recommendations. (Author/LRW)|

Groebel, Jo

1998-01-01

185

Living within the Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Griffin, Erin

2005-01-01

186

Promoting Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Alice Yuet Lin

1997-01-01

187

Media Literacy. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that children today are growing up in a "media saturated" world in which mass media, including the Internet, have a commanding presence in daily life, this Digest argues that it is imperative for educators to teach what M. Megee (1997) calls "the new basic"--media literacy--so that learners can be producers of effective media messages as…

Abdullah, Mardziah Hayati

188

Designing Cross Media Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross media games focus on a wide variety of gaming devices including traditional media channels, game consoles as well as mobile and pervasive computing technology to allow for a broad variety of game experiences. This paper introduces cross media games. It addresses challenges of cross media games and points out game design, technical, commercial and ethical aspects. A gaming scenario

Irma Lindt; Jan Ohlenburg; Uta Pankoke-Babatz; Sabiha Ghellal; Leif Oppermann; Matt Adams

2005-01-01

189

Who Owns the Media?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. We find that almost universally the largest media firms are owned by the government or by private families. Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. Government ownership of the media is generally associated with less press freedom, fewer political and economic rights,

Simeon Djankov; Caralee McLiesh; Tatiana Nenova; Andrei Shleifer

2001-01-01

190

Why Media Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Locatis, Craig

2007-01-01

191

How the Media Teach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cortes, Carlos E.

2005-01-01

192

New media – new pleasures?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The promotional and academic discourse surrounding new media suggests that they offer more fun and more pleasure than existing or traditional media. However, academic work within media and cultural studies has failed to interrogate these claims empirically. This article critically assesses the conceptualization of pleasure as it is deployed in media audience research and attempts to update these conceptualizations by

Aphra Kerr; Julian Kücklich; Pat Brereton

2006-01-01

193

Why Media Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Locatis, Craig

2007-01-01

194

Children and media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Looks at recent research into children’s media consumption, highlights the importance of media literacy, and reports on an industry-related media education programme; the research is tending to show that children are deciding what and when they watch television and other media. Develops, on the basis of these findings, a model of self-supervised media engagement which is characterised by a lack

Sachiko Muto

2004-01-01

195

Virtual Backup Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Physical media have been the basis for the backup since the first large-scale computer systems. However, physical media, as\\u000a previously shown, have a number of limitations. The ability to allocate resources to the right areas, the details required\\u000a in management of the backup media, and the general overhead required to simply maintain physical media can make physical media\\u000a environments difficult

Steven Nelson

196

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

197

The Effectiveness of SpeechEasy during Situations of Daily Living  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kretchmar, R. Scott

2006-01-01

199

EasyWinWin: a groupware-supported methodology for requirements negotiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasyWinWin is a requirements definitions methodology that builds on the win-win negotiation approach and leverages collaborative technology to improve the involvement and interaction of key stakeholders. With EasyWinWin, stakeholders move through a step-by-step win-win negotiation where they collect, elaborate, and prioritize their requirements, and then surface and resolve issues.

Paul Grünbacher; Barry Boehm

2001-01-01

200

EasyWinWin: a groupware-supported methodology for requirements negotiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasyWinWin is a requirements definition methodology that builds on the win-win negotiation approach and leverages collaborative technology to improve the involvement and interaction of key stakeholders. With EasyWinWin, stakeholders move through a step-by-step win-win negotiation where they collect, elaborate, and prioritize their requirements, and then surface and resolve issues.

Paul Grünbacher; Barry Boehm; Robert O. Briggs

2001-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pendzick, Richard E.; Downs, Robert L.

2002-01-01

202

Crystalline wax coverage of the cuticle in easy bleeding sawfly larvae.  

PubMed

The larvae of some sawfly species belonging to the family Tenthredinidae (Hymenoptera) are capable of 'easy bleeding', an anti-predator defence strategy based on a specialised cuticle that can readily break, which frees droplets of distasteful haemolymph. Using high-resolution cryo-scanning electron microscopy, we compared the cuticle surface between easy bleeder (Rhadinoceraea micans, Phymatocera aterrima, Aneugmenus padi) and non-easy bleeder (Strongylogaster multifasciata, Nematus pavidus, Arge pagana) sawfly species. We detected crystalline waxes only on the cuticle surface of easy bleeders. Wax crystals varied in shape and dimension depending on species. We assume the reduction of surface wettability by oozed haemolymph to be the primary function of the wax crystal coverage in the easy bleeding defence strategy. PMID:21277995

Boevé, Jean-Luc; Voigt, Dagmar; Gorb, Stanislav N

2011-01-26

203

Beyond Media Richness: An Empirical Test of Media Synchronicity Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

One widely accepted theory on media use is media richness theory. However, media richness theory was developed without consideration of new electronic media and the many social factors that can influence media selection, communication processes, and outcomes. Recent empirical investigations have raised questions about media richness theory's applicability to these new media. Therefore, this paper presents a new theory called

Alan R. Dennis; Joseph S. Valacich; Cheri Speier; Michael G. Morris

1998-01-01

204

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Niina Helminen

205

QED in arbitrary linear media: Amplifying media  

Microsoft Academic Search

.  Recently, we have developed a unified approach to QED in arbitrary linearly responding media in equilibrium—media that give\\u000a rise to absorption [Phys. Rev. A 75, 053813 (2007)]. In the present paper we show that, under appropriate conditions, the theory can be quite naturally generalized\\u000a to amplifying media the effect of which is described within the framework of linear response theory.

Christian Raabe; Dirk-Gunnar Welsch

2008-01-01

206

Mass Media: The Invisible Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glessing, Robert J.; White, William P.

207

Ethnic media, community media and participatory culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several recent studies document the rapid growth and success of ethnic or minority media in, for example, North America and Western Europe. Scholars in the field tend to attribute this trend as an expression of increasing worldwide migration patterns. In this article this explanation is challenged by locating the proliferation of these (news) media in a wider social trend: the

Mark Deuze

2006-01-01

208

Healthy Roads Media  

MedlinePLUS

... Content Sources Contact Us Welcome to Healthy Roads Media A source of quality health information in many ... all free web materials currently available. Healthy Roads Media provides these materials for educational use only . They ...

209

Folk Media in Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

1975-01-01

210

Media Literacy Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

211

Trends in media use.  

PubMed

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

Roberts, Donald F; Foehr, Ulla G

2008-01-01

212

Media Literacy for Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Southam, T.

2007-06-21

213

Who Owns the Media?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrei Shleifer; Caralee McLiesh; Tatiana Nenova; Simeon Djankov

2001-01-01

214

Understanding Group Structures and Properties in Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lei Tang; Huan Liu

215

Adolescents and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1993-01-01

216

Adolescents’ sexual media diets  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model of how adolescents choose, interpret, and interact with the mass media is discussed in the context of sexual development. The Media Practice Model suggests that adolescents select and react to sexual media diets that speak to an emerging sense of themselves as sexual human beings. Relatively little is known about how the sexual content adolescents attend to in

Jane D Brown

2000-01-01

217

Media and Polarization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a model of how media environments affect political polarization. We first develop a model of how media environments, characterized by their levels of accessibility and variety of content, interact with citizens' ideological views and attitudes and political motivation. We then embed it in a model of majoritarian electoral competition in which politicians react to those media-influenced views.

Filipe Robin Campante; Daniel Andres Hojman

2010-01-01

218

Guidelines for Media Selection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heeren, Elske; Verwijs, Carla; Moonen, Jef

219

Persistent media bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

The news media plays an essential role in society, but surveys indicate that the public views the media as biased. This paper presents a theory of media bias that originates with private information obtained by journalists through their investigations and persists despite profit-maximizing news organizations and rivalry from other news organizations. Bias has two effects on the demand for news.

David P. Baron

2006-01-01

220

Online Media Convergence  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hany Saleeb

221

Media and environmental change  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Francisco A. Magno

1996-01-01

222

Theorising media as practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the possibility of a new paradigm of media research which understand media, not as texts or structures of production, but as practice. Drawing on recent moves towards a theory of practice in sociology, this paradigm aims to move beyond old debates about media effects and the relative importance of political economy and audience interpretation, at the same

Nick Couldry

2004-01-01

223

Of Mind and Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Salomon, Gavriel

1997-01-01

224

Suicide and the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Around 100 studies have been conducted to examine the ‘Werther effect’ – the phenomenon whereby there is an increased rate of completed or attempted suicide following the depiction of an individual’s suicide in the media. These ‘media influence studies’ provide strong evidence for the existence of the Werther effect in the news media, and equivocal evidence for its existence in

Jane Pirkis

2009-01-01

225

Sizing Up Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pearson, Jerold

2010-01-01

226

Children's Media Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amy B. Jordan

2008-01-01

227

ASSEMBLING MEDIA CULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, I consider the problematic of assembling culture from the standpoint of media. Specifically I take the example of mobile media – emergent digital networked technologies that centre on cellular mobile networks, but also intersect with other technologies such as the Internet and portable music and video devices. My particular interest is in these new assemblages of media

Gerard Goggin

2009-01-01

228

Persistent Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

The news media plays an essential role in society, but surveys indicate that the public views the media as biased. This paper presents a theory of media bias that originates with private information obtained by journalists through their investigations and persists despite profit-maximizing news organizations and rivalry from other news organizations. Bias has two effects on the demand for news.

David P. Baron

2004-01-01

229

Children's Media Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Amy Jordan addresses the need to balance the media industry's potentially important contribu- tions 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

Amy B. Jordan

2008-01-01

230

Social media analytics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online social media represent a fundamental shift of how information is being produced, transferred and consumed. The present tutorial investigates techniques for social media modeling, analytics and optimization. First we present methods for collecting large scale social media data and then discuss techniques for coping with and correcting for the effects arising from missing and incomplete data. We proceed by

Jure Leskovec

2011-01-01

231

Trends in Media Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr

2008-01-01

232

Trends in Media Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary 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 aver- age American eight- to eighteen-year-old reporting more than six hours of daily media use.

Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr

2008-01-01

233

The Media Literacy Clearinghouse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends that the Media Literacy Clearinghouse is a rich resource for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers interested in incorporating media literacy into their teaching. Explains that its initial intent was to support an initiative to teach students media literacy skills in conjunction with learning about health-related risks for young…

Deysher, Susan

2003-01-01

234

Children's Media Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jordan, Amy B.

2008-01-01

235

Media Time Family Pledge  

MedlinePLUS

... that world. I will help them make good media choices. If my child makes a mistake, I will ask questions and ... Advice About Sex Messages in the Media Social Media and Kids: Some Benefits, Some ... Year Some Children's TV Shows Are Bad for Their Brains Sexting ...

236

Active Media: A framework for digital media effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jamil Alio; Mohammad Ibrahim; David Pickton; Marie Bassford

2008-01-01

237

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lars Malinowsky; Per Öster

1998-01-01

238

EasySpin, a comprehensive software package for spectral simulation and analysis in EPR  

Microsoft Academic Search

EasySpin, a computational package for spectral simulation and analysis in EPR, is described. It is based on Matlab, a commercial technical computation software. EasySpin provides extensive EPR-related functionality, ranging from elementary spin physics to data analysis. In addition, it provides routines for the simulation of liquid- and solid-state EPR and ENDOR spectra. These simulation functions are built on a series

Stefan Stoll; Arthur Schweiger

2006-01-01

239

Prosocial effects of media.  

PubMed

Parents, teachers, health care providers, and other caring adults worry about the harmful influence of media messages and images on children and teens and wonder how to recognize and encourage positive and healthy use of media. For decades, experts have commented on the power of media. Media depictions can lead to negative attitudes and behavior in some young viewers. This article discusses whether prosocial, tolerant, and cooperative attitudes and behavior can be learned and imitated by children and adolescents and whether media can nurture or stimulate creativity or actively promote health and well-being in young consumers. PMID:22643170

Hogan, Marjorie J

2012-04-18

240

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

241

Mass Media Displacement and Saturation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses the contradiction between the theoretical displacement of incumbent media by new media versus empirical evidence of rising consumption of both new and incumbent media. By analyzing 4 years of biannual daypart media consumption surveys, this research reveals trends in the consumer use of advertiser-supported media in the United States. Large gains were seen in new media, such

Jay Newell; Joseph J. Pilotta; John C. Thomas

2008-01-01

242

Compositional Control of IP Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many IP media services, the media channels are point-to-point, dynamic, and set up with the participation of one or more application servers, even thou the media packets themselves travel directly between media endpoints. The application servers must be programmed so that media behavior is globally correct, even though the servers may attempt to manipulate the same media channels concurrently

Pamela Zave; Eric Cheung

2009-01-01

243

Easy Turbulence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

It seems a safe bet that the understanding of developed turbulence, a long standing challenge for theoretical and mathematical physics, will enter into the third millennium as an unsolved problem. This is an introductory course on the subject. The authors...

K. Gawedzki

1999-01-01

244

Breathe Easy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Epstien, Barb

1999-01-01

245

Easy Bruising  

MedlinePLUS

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

246

Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE), Version 1.0. Volume 2. Program Integration Guide,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 concep...

K. H. Jones D. P. Randall S. S. Stallcup L. F. Rowell

1988-01-01

247

The use of media to impact on legislation.  

PubMed

There clearly are a large number of opportunities to use the media to influence legislation and legislative initiatives. There are a number of examples of legislation or laws that now exist as a result of pediatricians using the media effectively. National requirements for child auto restraints, Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations on children's toys, safety caps on medications, bicycle helmet laws, and increasing restrictions on guns can all be traced, in part, to the timely and appropriate use of the media. North Carolina safe gun laws to protect children resulted from pediatricians using some unfortunate and tragic incidents to dramatize the need for gun control. Highlighting the inappropriate care for children in emergency situations in New Jersey contributed to the movement to enact pediatric emergency care guidelines for that state. Finally, the effective use of the media by the AAP has brought a number of serious, child-related issues to the legislative forefront resulting in improved conditions for children. It is not easy, though. To use the media effectively takes persistence, thoughtful attention to developing relationships with the professionals in the media, and careful follow-up. It's important that pediatricians speak out on behalf of children and children's needs. The media, when used properly and knowledgeably, can be a powerful ally and contributor to a better outcome. PMID:7478773

Shelov, S P

1995-08-01

248

In situ imaging of biofilm within opaque porous media (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microbial biofilms are observed in both natural and engineered subsurface environments and can dramatically alter the physical properties of porous media. Current understanding of biofilm formation and the associated impacts to structural and hydrodynamic properties of porous media are limited by our ability to observe changes to pore morphology in situ. Imaging biofilm within opaque porous media has historically presented a significant challenge. Synchrotron-based x-ray computed microtomography has been a long standing tool for the non-destructive imaging of porous media; however, traditional contrast agents used in tomography research diffuse readily into both the aqueous phase as well as the porous media associated biofilm, thereby preventing easy delineation of the two phases. Two new methods for imaging biofilm within porous media using x-ray microtomography will be presented. The first method utilizes silver-coated glass microspheres as a surface attached contrast agent for delineating the biofilm-aqueous phase interface within porous media. The second method introduces a barium sulfate suspension to the aqueous phase which is excluded from the biofilm matrix. The use of these contrast agents allow for direct segmentation of the solid, biofilm and aqueous phases. Imaging results using both of these methods will be presented along with the respective advantages and limitations. Quantitative analysis of biofilm formation and changes to macropore morphology will be presented, along with potential applications for these methods.

Iltis, G.; Davit, Y.; Wood, B. D.; Wildenschild, D.

2010-12-01

249

Media Diversity and Cross-Media Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposed changes to the Australian cross-media regulation prohibiting common ownership of commercial free-to-air television and radio services and daily newspapers in the same market and their likely impact on diversity of opinion are evaluated in this paper. The analysis indicates that the replacement of the cross-media rules with a minimum number of voices rule will lead to increased concentration of

Franco Papandrea

2006-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Corbo, Donna; Sample, Candace

2010-01-01

251

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

PubMed

The current study investigated the effects of easy versus difficult math on event-related potentials as a function of self-esteem in 28 undergraduate students. First, it was found that participants responded much more rapidly to an easy task. Second, the amplitude of P2 (150-300 ms) was more positive amplified in low self-esteem participants when compared to high self-esteem participants. Third, the difficult task elicited a greater N2 (300-450 ms) component than the easy task, but only in the low self-esteem participants. Finally, the easy task elicited a greater late positive component (LPC: 450-600 ms) compared with the difficult task and the difficult task elicited a greater LPC (900-1200 ms) components compared with the easy task separately, which were consistent with behavioral reaction times. We speculate that the difficult math might have induced more negative emotions in subjects with low self-esteem, and that low self-esteem individuals might be more susceptible to interpret the difficult task as threatening. PMID:22860750

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

2012-08-06

252

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1999-04-01

253

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yao-Sheng Chang; Chyan Yang

2012-01-01

254

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

255

Loving with irony: young Bombay viewers discuss clothing, sex and their encounters with media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 values abound in journalistic

Shakuntala Banaji

2006-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Banaji, Shakuntala

2006-01-01

257

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xinyan Zhang; Bo Liz; Tak-Shing Peter Yum

2005-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Banaji, Shakuntala

2006-01-01

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N.

2013-01-01

260

The Effect of ICEM on the Development Process of Educational Media in Hungary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is not an easy task to describe how an organization affects educational processes or events. First, the organization is a blend of multiple countries and changes dynamically; second, a segment of educational processes like the reforms of educational media are changing permanently as well. The changes are induced by institutional, legal,…

Tompa, Klara

2004-01-01

261

The Effect of ICEM on the Development Process of Educational Media in Hungary  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is not an easy task to describe how an organization affects educational processes or events. First, the organization is a blend of multiple countries and changes dynamically; second, a segment of educational processes like the reforms of educational media are changing permanently as well. The changes are induced by institutional, legal, financial and other various factors as well. It

Klára Tompam

2004-01-01

262

TGarden Media Choreography System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The TGarden is a responsive media space in which small groups of people can gesturally control a large variety of continuously generated image and sound in realtime. Ges-tures are tracked by sensors embedded in custom-made gar-ments, and locations are tracked using infra-red beacons. In this paper we describe the general-purpose media choreog-raphy engine at the heart of the responsive media

Sha Xin Wei; Blair Macintyre

263

Media Convergence, an Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sepideh Chakaveh; Manfred Bogen

2007-01-01

264

Violence in the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Slesnick, Irwin

2004-01-01

265

Orchestrating the Media Collage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Modern literacy has always meant being able to both read and write narrative in the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. Just being able to read is not sufficient. A new dimension of literacy is now in play--namely, the ability to adapt to new media forms and fit them into the overall media collage quickly and effectively. A strong case…

Ohler, Jason

2009-01-01

266

Augmenting social media accessibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The popularity of social media is affecting society as they are changing the way communication, collaboration, inter- action, and information are produced and consumed. A part of the society (e.g., the one more technologically advanced) takes advantage of social media,whereas another part of so- ciety (e.g., old or people with different abilities) is left out from the so-called social media

Roberto Borrino; Marco Furini; Marco Roccetti

2009-01-01

267

Media transnationalism in Ireland: an examination of Polish media practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

A divergent range of Polish-language and Polish-ori ented media has developed in Ireland since May 2004. These media, and the practi ces that produce and engage with them, cannot adequately be analysed within conventi onal categories such as 'ethnic minority media'. Drawing on qualitative work conducted with Polish journalists and media workers, this article examines Polish media a s an

Gavan Titley

268

Media cloud: When media revolution meets rise of cloud computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media content has become the major traffic of Internet and will keep on increasing rapidly. Various innovative media applications, services, devices have emerged and people tend to consume more media contents. We are meeting a media revolution. But media processing requires great capacity and capability of computing resources. Meanwhile cloud computing has emerged as a prosperous technology and the cloud

Mingfeng Tan; Xiao Su

2011-01-01

269

Media Monopoly in Brazil.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Documents the process of broadcasting media development in Brazil, the failure of new technologies to produce democratization, and the barriers to democratization erected by monopolization and "metastasis." (SR)|

Amaral, Roberto; Guimaraes, Cesar

1994-01-01

270

Overview: new media.  

PubMed

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

O'Keeffe, Gwenn Schurgin

2012-06-01

271

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-02-01

272

Approach to saturation in nanomagnetic systems: Easy axis distribution and interactions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the applied field angle dependence of the approach to saturation of the magnetization, a theory for the determination of the distribution of easy axes of anisotropy and the ratio between interaction and anisotropy in bidimensional nanomagnetic materials is proposed. The usual saturation process laws in two dimensions at high and intermediate field ranges are recovered and other dependencies between the former are found and justified in terms of scaling arguments. Finally, an approximate analytical model that provides a simpler method by which to determine the easy axis distribution and interaction strength is discussed.

Iglesias, R.; Rubio, H.

2002-02-01

273

Signature of magnetization dynamics in spin-transfer-driven nanopillars with tilted easy axis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Special spin-transfer-driven magnetic behaviors can take place in a spin valve nanopillar with perpendicular anisotropy due to reduced symmetry of easy axis. Micromagnetic simulation demonstrates a dip in the average magnetization curve, which corresponds to the experimentally observed undulation of dc resistance. The dip is a signature of spin-transfer-driven reversable magnetic process with slightly tilted easy axis in the free layer. This featured magnetization dynamics includes non-uniform magnetization precession and multi-mode propagating spin waves, which are attributed to the competition among tilted magnetic anisotropy, magnetic field, and spin transfer torque.

Zhang, Hong; Lin, Weiwei; Mangin, Stéphane; Zhang, Zongzhi; Liu, Yaowen

2013-01-01

274

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blaine, Amy S.

2010-01-01

275

Rotary Microfilter Media Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

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

Poirier, M

2005-04-20

276

CREATION OF SYMPATHETIC MEDIA CONTENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Taking ground in the enactive view, a recent trend in cog- nitive science, we propose a framework for the creation of sympathetic media content. The notion of sympathetic me- dia content is based on two concepts: synesthetic media and empathic media transmission. Synesthetic media is media that make use of multiple and alternative senses. The approach is to reconsider traditional

Stephane Perrin; Giuseppe Riva; Alvaro Cassinelli

2008-01-01

277

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

PubMed

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

Sethi, Sumer K

2007-05-01

278

Media Literacy and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology affects education at all levels. Children are naturals at using technology. They use technology in all aspects of their lives; for that reason, it is imperative that teachers not only keep up with the latest technology, but also find ways to integrate technology, including the media, into classroom instruction. Media literacy is a…

Lacina, Jan

2005-01-01

279

Chromatographic media for bioseparation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bioseparation processes are dominated by chromatographic steps. Even primary recovery is sometimes accomplished by chromatographic separation, using a fluidized bed instead of a fixed bed. In this review, the action principles, features of chromatography media regarding physical and chemical properties will be described. An attempt will be made to establish categories of different media. Characteristics for bioseparation are the large

Alois Jungbauer

2005-01-01

280

Writing and Digital Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

281

Is Media Bias Bad?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contrary to the common sentiment, I argue that consumers are better off with biased media firms rather than unbiased ones. To make such an argument, I use a simple communication game between potentially biased experts (media firms) and a decision maker (news consumers). In the game, information is costly for experts to acquire, all parameters are common knowledge, and reported

Viola Chen

282

Social Media Marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zusammenfassung  Angesichts der wachsenden Bedeutung von Social Media Plattformen für Marketing-Aktivitäten von Unternehmen will der Beitrag\\u000a eine erste datenschutzrechtliche Orientierung für Unternehmen geben, die sich in diesem Umfeld bewegen oder bewegen wollen.\\u000a Besondere Berücksichtigung findet dabei die Social Media Plattform Facebook.

Sven Venzke

2011-01-01

283

Minorities in the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sherard, Regina G., Comp.; And Others

284

Media-isolated sensor  

Microsoft Academic Search

In pressure-sensing applications it is often desirable to expose the sensor to harsh media. Some applications, for example, gauge measurements, require exposure to harsh media from one side only, but others often require differential measurements between two locations. If the silicon piezoresistive pressure sensor is used in such an application, then the harsh environment could quickly corrode and destroy the

W. S. Czarnocki

1998-01-01

285

Integrated media systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

As multimedia technologies have progressed, it has become evident that a unifying vehicle would serve to give needed direction to research in the related disciplines. The Media Immersion Environment fills that role as an overarching, unifying framework. The engine within the MIE framework has evolved to become the integrated media system, a computer-based facility powering the convergence of multimedia technologies.

D. McLeod; U. Neumann; C. L. Nikias; A. A. Sawchuk

1999-01-01

286

Learning with Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert B. Kozma

1991-01-01

287

New Media Publishing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ritchie, Ian

288

Media as Social Institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mass media have emerged as a social institution, assuming many of the functions formerly served by traditional social institutions such as the church, school, government, and family. However, in Western countries operating on the private-ownership model (most notably the United States), media systems were never intended to serve as a social institution. Instead, the primary objective of a privately owned

Art Silverblatt

2004-01-01

289

Media effects on jurors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the impact on jurors of exposure to media coverage of legal issues. Jurors' decisions may be influenced by a broad range of legally relevant information gleaned from media sources, including newspaper reports, radio and television news, advertising, movies, and televised crime shows and courtroom scenes. The article gives examples of these influences from real-world cases and from

Edith Greene

1990-01-01

290

Children, media and consumption  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Birgitte Tufte

2003-01-01

291

Teens and Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teenage consumers question the priorities of the media. They: (1) regard the media as another institution against young people; (2) avoid it because they find it depressing, (3) challenge time allocated for sports and weather, (4) question emphasis on violence, and lack of concern for details and fairness; and (5) advocate a reversal in the role…

Communication: Journalism Education Today, 1988

1988-01-01

292

Global Voter Media Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark Latham

2009-01-01

293

Media In Our Image  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most people do not realize that women outnumber men in every age group on social networking sites around the world and they spend significantly more time on these sites than men do. Social media is having a transformative effect on traditional business models in every media industry, includ ing publishing, TV, radio, film, music, and games. I am convinced that

Johanna Blakley

2012-01-01

294

Parents and the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Natascha Notten; Gerbert Kraaykamp

2009-01-01

295

Mass Media Consumption Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses a study of Maryland English and language arts teachers. Explains that teachers generally supported mass media consumption education. Identifies educators' concerns that such a program could interfere with more traditional instruction. Suggests that concerted efforts to formulate a mass media curriculum can increase the likelihood of its…

Koziol, Robert V.

1991-01-01

296

Vaccination and Otitis media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

P. Karma

2002-01-01

297

School and Library Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Contains six articles that cover topics related to instructional technology in school library media centers, including: impact on student achievement; data collection for program evaluation; integrating national and state standards; library media specialist collaboration with educational technologists; a professional development model; and online…

Fitzgerald, Mary Ann; Lance, Keith Curry; Everhart, Nancy; Toor, Ruth; Weisburg, Hilda K.; Small, Ruth V.; Ohrazda, Celestia; Revercomb, Pamela; Spector, J. Michael; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Mancall, Jacqueline C.; Reid, Sarah; Deglin, Sarena; Haynes, Elizabeth

2003-01-01

298

Folk Media in Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Instructional Technology Report, 1975

1975-01-01

299

Men, Myth, and Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

1989-01-01

300

Media Online Yellow Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Online Yellow Pages is another good place (along with the Big List and Newslink mentioned last week) to find media sources on the Internet. Does not appear to be searchable but the index is well-organized for browsing.

301

Social Media. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williamson, Ronald

2010-01-01

302

Building Social Media Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

303

Folk Media in Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Instructional Technology Report, 1975

1975-01-01

304

Building Social Media Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

305

The Organisation of Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many of the techniques used to structure, record, and store information contained in printed material should now be applied to the field of audiovisual media. The rules of communication and association which apply to printed knowledge can serve as tools to critically analyze messages delivered via audiovisual media. This text describes the…

Chibnall, Bernard

306

European media law  

Microsoft Academic Search

European Union legislation concerning electronic communications media is firmly established as an essential part of the law in the field in Europe. From relevant provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights and the EC Treaty to numerous directives, the most recent being the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2007, a supranational and interrelated regime lays an extensive groundwork on which

O. Castendyk; E. Dommering; A. Scheuer

2008-01-01

307

A Media Technology Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is designed to train students who will assist in planning, designing, producing, and using media and multimedia materials. It offers a 2-year, competency-based, post-secondary program of studies in media technology, and uses an interdisciplinary approach drawn from the broad areas of art, business management, drafting,…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.

308

Literacy, Learning, and Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary

2000-01-01

309

Media Manners Matter!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Riggs, Felice

2005-01-01

310

Asymmetry in media spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

In any collaborative system, there are both symmetries and asymmetries present in the design of the technology and in the ways that technology is appropriated. Yet media space research tends to focus more on supporting and fostering the symmetries than the asymmetries. Throughout more than 20 years of media space research, the pursuit of increased symmetry, whether achieved through technical

Amy Voida; Stephen Voida; Saul Greenberg; Helen Ai He

2008-01-01

311

Trends in Media Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roberts, Donald F.; Foehr, Ulla G.

2008-01-01

312

Chromatographic media for bioseparation.  

PubMed

Bioseparation processes are dominated by chromatographic steps. Even primary recovery is sometimes accomplished by chromatographic separation, using a fluidized bed instead of a fixed bed. In this review, the action principles, features of chromatography media regarding physical and chemical properties will be described. An attempt will be made to establish categories of different media. Characteristics for bioseparation are the large pores and particle sizes. To achieve sufficient capacity for ultralarge molecules, such as plasmids or nanoparticles, such as viruses monoliths are the media of choice. In these media, the mass transport is accomplished by convection, and thus, the low diffusivity can be overcome. Common to all modern chromatography media is the fast operation. There are examples where a residence time of less then 3 min, is sufficient to reach the full potential of the adsorbent. PMID:15782944

Jungbauer, Alois

2005-02-11

313

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stanislaw Bednarek; Jerzy Krysiak

2011-01-01

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

315

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robin Hanson

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

2005-01-01

317

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bednarek, Stanislaw; Krysiak, Jerzy

2011-01-01

318

Easy to Make Teaching Aids for Nutrition Teaching-Learning. UNESCO Nutrition Education Series, Issue 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue of the UNESCO Nutrition Education Series presents a sampling of ideas for teaching aids created from experiences in developing countries and is representative of materials currently Being compiled for Volume IV of the UNESCO Resource Pack for Nutrition Teaching-Learning, "Easy to Make Teaching Aids for Nutrition Teaching-Learning." The…

Barclay, Ellen J., Comp.; Van der Vynckt, Susan

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Armson, Joy; Kiefte, Michael

2008-01-01

320

The Effect of SpeechEasy on Stuttering Frequency in Laboratory Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2006-01-01

321

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

322

Easy DNA extraction for rapid detection of Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer in commercial ginseng products  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation was carried out in order to obtain an easy and rapid detection of Panax ginseng in commercial herbal products by using molecular techniques (polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)). Two protocols and one commercial kit for DNA extraction were used. Four forms of commercial products were considered, i.e., dried body roots, dried root tails,

P. Del Serrone; L. Attorri; G. Palazzino

2007-01-01

323

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ulmen, Marie Christine

2005-01-01

324

An easy and rapid method using microscopy to determine herbicide effects in Poaceae weed species  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new, easy, rapid and relatively inexpensive method using microscopy has been developed for the detection of herbicide effects in leaves of grass weed species displaying no visual signs of damage. The method has potential to be used as a tool to indicate future death of grass species due to herbicide exposure by observing phytochemical effects, i.e. early-warning effects. In

Maibritt Hjorth; Laurence Mondolot; Bruno Buatois; Claude Andary; Sylvie Rapior; Per Kudsk; Solvejg K Mathiassen; Helle W Ravn

2006-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ulmen, Marie Christine

2005-01-01

326

Revisit of well function approximation and an easy graphical curve matching technique for Theis' solution.  

PubMed

Some approximations of Theis' solution are reviewed and compared with the numerical evaluation of the exponential integral by means of a short FORTRAN code. A graphical technique of Theis' curve matching is proposed to make this procedure as easy as plotting a graph. PMID:12772832

Giao, Pham Huy

327

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

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

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

328

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

2005-01-01

330

Teaching science through online, peer discussions: SpeakEasy in the Knowledge Integration Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction How can innovative online discussion tools improve science learning? We investigate the design and impact of the SpeakEasy discussion tool on eighth graders understanding of the nature of colour. This topic was taught solely in the online class discussions. We investigate the impact of online asynchronous discussion in general and two formats for contributed comments in particular on student

Christopher M. Hoadley; Marcia C. Linn

2000-01-01

331

Easy Java Simulation: A Modeling Tool for Physics Teaching and Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) is designed for teachers and students who want to create (or modify) scientific simulations. With Ejs, they can concentrate their effort in writing and refining the relations in the underlying scientific model, and dedicate the minimum possible amount of time to the programming techniques. We have found that, by creating a simulation, many teachers get a

Fu-Kwun Hwang

332

Long-Term Effectiveness of the SpeechEasy Fluency-Enhancement Device  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gallop, Ronald F.; Runyan, Charles M.

2012-01-01

333

Neonatal carrier: An easy to make alternative device to costly transport chambers  

PubMed Central

The transport of sick neonates to the surgical centers or transportation within the center is an essential requirement of neonatal surgery. Neonatal transport incubators are costly, space occupying, and are not available at many places in the developing countries. We report here a cheap yet effective and easy to make, alternate neonatal carrier device.

Joshi, Milind; Singh, Sangram; Negi, Anupama; Vyas, Tanmay; Chourishi, Vigya; Jain, Anvesh

2010-01-01

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

336

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 associate...

A. N. Srivistava P. Barton

2012-01-01

337

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

A. N. Srivistava P. Barton

2012-01-01

338

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

A. N. Srivastava P. Barton

2012-01-01

339

Easy to use and incredibly difficult: on the mythical border between interface and gameplay  

Microsoft Academic Search

In video game literature and video game reviews, vi deo games are often divided into two distinct parts: interface an d gameplay. Good video games, it is assumed, have easy to use interfaces, but they also provide difficult gameplay challenges to the player. But must a good game follow this pattern, and what is the differen ce between interface and

Jesper Juul; Marleigh Norton

2009-01-01

340

Perpendicular easy axis alignment of FePt nanoparticles on a platinum-(001) buffer layer for high-density magnetic recording  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The phenomenon of atomic motion between the nanoparticle and its substrate was examined in constructing perpendicularly aligned FePt nanoparticle structures. Samples of iron-rich FePt nanoparticles synthesized by vapor phase or liquid phase synthesis techniques were deposited on a platinum-(001) buffer layer and annealed in a hydrogen atmosphere. Superconductive quantum interference device and x ray diffraction measurements for the in-plane and out-of-plane direction exhibited perpendicularly oriented magnetization and an L10 ordered phase with a perpendicular easy axis orientation. The coercivity was measured as approximately 4.3 kOe. In addition, high angle annular dark field-scanning transmission electron microscopy showed FePt alloy formation normal to the sample surface. The atomic distribution data showed iron diffusion into the platinum layer. These results might open a new path toward ultrahigh density storage media from chemically synthesized FePt nanoparticles.

Matsui, Isao; Ogi, Takashi; Iskandar, Ferry; Okuyama, Kikuo

2011-10-01

341

Mass Media and Social Change.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The relationships between mass media of communication and social change are discussed, and the significance and roles of the mass media in developing and modernized countries are summarized. On the assumption that the contents of the mass media mirror as ...

W. Weiss

1970-01-01

342

DeadEasy Mito-Glia: Automatic Counting of Mitotic Cells and Glial Cells in Drosophila  

PubMed Central

Cell number changes during normal development, and in disease (e.g., neurodegeneration, cancer). Many genes affect cell number, thus functional genetic analysis frequently requires analysis of cell number alterations upon loss of function mutations or in gain of function experiments. Drosophila is a most powerful model organism to investigate the function of genes involved in development or disease in vivo. Image processing and pattern recognition techniques can be used to extract information from microscopy images to quantify automatically distinct cellular features, but these methods are still not very extended in this model organism. Thus cellular quantification is often carried out manually, which is laborious, tedious, error prone or humanly unfeasible. Here, we present DeadEasy Mito-Glia, an image processing method to count automatically the number of mitotic cells labelled with anti-phospho-histone H3 and of glial cells labelled with anti-Repo in Drosophila embryos. This programme belongs to the DeadEasy suite of which we have previously developed versions to count apoptotic cells and neuronal nuclei. Having separate programmes is paramount for accuracy. DeadEasy Mito-Glia is very easy to use, fast, objective and very accurate when counting dividing cells and glial cells labelled with a nuclear marker. Although this method has been validated for Drosophila embryos, we provide an interactive window for biologists to easily extend its application to other nuclear markers and other sample types. DeadEasy MitoGlia is freely available as an ImageJ plug-in, it increases the repertoire of tools for in vivo genetic analysis, and it will be of interest to a broad community of developmental, cancer and neuro-biologists.

Forero, Manuel Guillermo; Learte, Anabel R.; Cartwright, Stephanie; Hidalgo, Alicia

2010-01-01

343

Children's media use in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

344

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 will enable users to find contextually relevant video segments to improve their teaching and learning. The SpokenMedia project envisions a number of tools and services layered on top of, and supporting,

Brandon Muramatsu; Andrew McKinney; Phillip D. Long; John Zornig

2009-01-01

345

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-01-01

346

Teaching Media: English Teachers as Media and Technology Critics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Semali, Ladislaus M.

347

Media Mergers and Media Bias with Rational Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an economic model of media bias and media mergers. Media owners have political motives as well as profit motives, and can influence public opinion by withholding information that is pejorative to their political agenda - provided that their agenda is not too far from the political mainstream. This is true even with rational consumers who understand the media

Simon P. Anderson; John McLaren

2010-01-01

348

Teaching Media-Savvy Students about the Popular Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maness, Kevin

2004-01-01

349

Enterprise Library Management for Digital Media with Dynamic Media Synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

William Kress Bodin; A. M. Grizzaffi

2007-01-01

350

Embedded media markers: marks on paper that signify associated media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Embedded Media Markers, or simply EMMs, are nearly transparent iconic marks printed on paper documents that signify the existence of media associated with that part of the document. EMMs also guide users' camera operations for media retrieval. Users take a picture of an EMM- signified document patch using a cell phone, and the media associated with the EMM-signified document location

Qiong Liu; Chunyuan Liao; Lynn Wilcox; Anthony Dunnigan; Bee Liew

2010-01-01

351

Teaching Media-Savvy Students about the Popular Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maness, Kevin

2004-01-01

352

Montenegro Media Assessment and Evaluation of USAID Media Interventions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Montenegro Media Assessment and Evaluation of USAID Media Interventions was contracted by USAID/Montenegro to help it review and evaluate the current state of the print and broadcast media in Montenegro as well as its Montenegro Independent Media Prog...

2004-01-01

353

Introduction to Media Literacy Education and Media Literacy Education Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that media literacy education is mandated in almost every developed country in the world except the United States, this paper introduces the concept of media literacy education and presents a 32-item annotated bibliography on media literacy education. The paper defines media literacy as the ability to access, decode, analyze, evaluate, and…

Robinson, Julia

354

A normative study of family media habits  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Douglas A. Gentile; David A. Walsh

2002-01-01

355

TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-08-25

356

Romanian Media in Transition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

B. D. Georgiadis

2004-01-01

357

Conductive Media for Electrophoresis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A series of low molarity conductive media based on non-buffering univalent cations, such as sodium chloride-sodium acetate (SCA), sodium boric acid (SB), lithium boric acid, and lithium acetate mitigate the 'runaway' positive feedback heating loop produce...

J. R. Brody S. E. Kern

2004-01-01

358

Mixed-Media Owls  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schultz, Kathy

2010-01-01

359

Communications and Media Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 broa...

J. W. Mcculla J. F. Kukowski

1990-01-01

360

Cultivation Media for Bacteria  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

American Society For Microbiology;

2009-12-08

361

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American news media industry is characterized by two competing dynamics -- traditional journalistic values and market demands for profit. Most within the industry consider themselves to be journalists first. In that capacity, they fulfill two key role...

D. Bagnati H. Ferguson J. Seng R. Girven S. Herr

2006-01-01

362

MIT Media Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

363

On the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

364

Teaching with Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Currie Sivek

2012-01-01

365

Biofermentation and Media Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Fermentation and auxiliary equipment; Chemical media reported in accounts of experiments with pathogens; Tissue cultures used in the cultivation of microorganisms; Tissue cultures for the cultivation of rickettsiae; Cultivation of microorganisms...

L. Perkins

1969-01-01

366

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

American news media has two fundamental roles in our democracy: that of eyewitness, giving citizens critical information, and also as the watchdog, providing another arm of 'checks and balances' within our governmental system. A central feature of the new...

C. Bartlett C. Bracuto D. Buonassisi F. Caruso D. Gurney

2003-01-01

367

New Media Critical Homologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

New media studies, we might say, has discovered temporality. After fifteen years in which its cultural dominant was presentist prognostication, even a kind of bullying, the field has folded on itself with such new guiding concepts as the \\

Brian Lennon

2009-01-01

368

New Media Critical Homologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

:New media studies, we might say, has discovered temporality. After fifteen years in which its cultural dominant was presentist prognostication, even a kind of bullying, the field has folded on itself with such new guiding concepts as the \\

Brian Lennon

2009-01-01

369

German media books  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mr. Ubbens reports on 20 recently published German media books:(1. Reference and general)Standard?Lexikon Werbung, Verkaufsförderung, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit \\/ STANDARD?DICTIONARY ADVERTISING, SALES PROMOTION, PUBLIC RELATIONS edited by Wolfgang J. Koschnick (München: Saur, 1996—DM 456, ISBN 3–598–11280–7, two vols, 1,236 pp.)Studienführer Journalismus, Medien, Kommunikation \\/ STUDY GUIDE ON JOURNALISM, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION edited by Walter Hömberg and Renate Hackel?de Latour (Konstanz: UVK Medien, 1996—DM

Wilbert Ubbens

1997-01-01

370

Metascheduling for continuous media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David P. Anderson

1993-01-01

371

New media as relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the coming of a Web 2.0 era based on new services, such as blog communication, new media communication has changed from a technique-oriented, monologue, linear communication model to one that is relation-oriented, dialogic, and holographic. Comparing this to Marshall McLuhan's saying “the medium is the message”, the authors propose “new media as relations” and put forward five observations: (1)

Xianhong Chen; Guilan Ding

2009-01-01

372

Media and Risky Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves; Craig A. Anderson

2008-01-01

373

Media and Risky Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary 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

Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves; Craig A. Anderson

2008-01-01

374

Media Awareness Network: Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

375

Streaming Media Caching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Streaming media has contributed to a significant amount of today’s Internet traffic. Like conventional web objects (e.g.,\\u000a HTML pages and images), media objects can benefit from proxy caching; yet their unique features such as huge size and high\\u000a bandwidth demand imply that conventional proxy caching strategies have to be substantially revised, This chapter discusses\\u000a the critical issues and challenges of

Jiangchuan Liu

376

Exploring social media relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Derek L. Hansen

2011-01-01

377

EasySpin, a comprehensive software package for spectral simulation and analysis in EPR  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EasySpin, a computational package for spectral simulation and analysis in EPR, is described. It is based on Matlab, a commercial technical computation software. EasySpin provides extensive EPR-related functionality, ranging from elementary spin physics to data analysis. In addition, it provides routines for the simulation of liquid- and solid-state EPR and ENDOR spectra. These simulation functions are built on a series of novel algorithms that enhance scope, speed and accuracy of spectral simulations. Spin systems with an arbitrary number of electron and nuclear spins are supported. The structure of the toolbox as well as the theoretical background underlying its simulation functionality are presented, and some illustrative examples are given.

Stoll, Stefan; Schweiger, Arthur

2006-01-01

378

Easy and direct method for calibrating atomic force microscopy lateral force measurements  

PubMed Central

We have designed and tested a new, inexpensive, easy-to-make and easy-to-use calibration standard for atomic force microscopy (AFM) lateral force measurements. This new standard simply consists of a small glass fiber of known dimensions and Young’s modulus, which is fixed at one end to a substrate and which can be bent laterally with the AFM tip at the other end. This standard has equal or less error than the commonly used method of using beam mechanics to determine a cantilever’s lateral force constant. It is transferable, thus providing a universal tool for comparing the calibrations of different instruments. It does not require knowledge of the cantilever dimensions and composition or its tip height. This standard also allows direct conversion of the photodiode signal to force and, thus, circumvents the requirement for a sensor response (sensitivity) measurement.

Liu, Wenhua; Bonin, Keith; Guthold, Martin

2010-01-01

379

Predictors of Multitasking with Media: Media Factors and Audience Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this research, multitasking with media is defined as an audience behavior that combines media use with another non-media activity. This study examines (a) the prevalence and patterns of multitasking among 14- to 16-year-olds and (b) the media and audience factors that predict such behavior. Consistent with previous research, this study found that youth frequently multitask with media. Both (a)

Se-Hoon Jeong; Martin Fishbein

2007-01-01

380

Media Awareness Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

381

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes software for Electronic Visitor Management (EVM), EasyLobbyTM, currently in use in thousands of federal and corporate installations throughout the world and its application for school and campus environments. Protecting the physical safety as well as providing security safeguards regarding internet access of students, faculty, and teachers—K–12 or at the college level—has, unfortunately, become a necessity, especially in

Richard E. Pendzick; Robert L. Downs

2002-01-01

382

Effect of the domain structure on ferromagnetic resonance in easy-axis ferromagnets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of experimental and theoretical investigations of ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) in ferrite single crystals having\\u000a hexagonal structure and magnetocrystalline anisotropy of the easy-axis type are reported. Experiments are carried out on disk-shaped\\u000a samples of materials differing in anisotropy strength. The values of the effective anisotropy fields and the gyromagnetic\\u000a ratios (g-factors) of the materials are determined from measured frequency

V. A. Zhuravlev; A. A. Oshlakov

2001-01-01

383

In situ ferromagnetic resonance in coupled ultrathin trilayers with perpendicularly oriented easy axes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ultrathin ferromagnetic trilayers with perpendicularly oriented easy axes---one film in-plane the other out-of-plane---attracted recent interest in the study of interlayer exchange coupling, domain formation, and canted magnetization orientation. To investigate and understand the thermodynamic ground state of such a prototype trilayer we employed in situ ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) for a Ni\\/Cu\\/Co\\/Cu(001) trilayer. The FMR polar angular dependence has been measured

K. Lenz; E. Kosubek; T. Tolinski; J. Lindner; K. Baberschke

2003-01-01

384

A set of 4D NMR experiments of enhanced resolution for easy resonance assignment in proteins  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents examples of techniques based on the principle of random sampling that allows acquisition of NMR spectra featuring extraordinary resolution. This is due to increased dimensionality and maximum evolution time reached. The acquired spectra of CsPin protein and maltose binding protein were analyzed statistically with the aim to evaluate each technique. The results presented include exemplary spectral cross-sections. The spectral data provided by the proposed techniques allow easy assignment of backbone and side-chain resonances.

Zawadzka-Kazimierczuk, Anna; Kazimierczuk, Krzysztof; Ko?mi?ski, Wiktor

2010-01-01

385

The Interactive Learning Lab: A Complex and Flexible but Easy to Use Multimedia Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

To be able to create state-of-the-art eLearning offerings most universities maintain a central multimedia room for their members. A problem of such multimedia environments is that they have to meet the demands of many users and thus designing multimedia rooms is the more challenging the more the demands differ. Implementing easy to use equipment usually means that the user is

Andreas Heinrich; Marc Kruger

386

A Sequential Test Generator with Explicit Elimination of Easy-to-Test Faults  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper combines the advantages of forward and reverse time approaches to generate the test vectors for a sequential circuit. The algorithm uses PODEM and nine-value logic model. Two new classes of faults called 0-step and 1-step testable faults are defined. The tests for these faults are generated based on known states. These faults are regarded as easy-to-test because the

Tsu-wei Ku; Wei-kong Chia

1991-01-01

387

Coordination of protective relays in MV transformer stations using EasyPower protector software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of digital protection relays setting in a MV transformer station grounded via a low-ohmic resistor is presented. Theoretical background on low-ohmic resistor grounding in a transformer station is provided. EasyPower PowerProtector software is used for simulation and relay settings. Protective relay coordination after the simulation of a 3-phase fault and a line-to-ground fault on different selected buses in

S. Nikolovski; I. Provci; D. Sljivac

2003-01-01

388

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

389

Semiclassical dynamics of vortices in 2D easy-plane ferromagnets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Semiclassical dynamics of magnetic vortices in 2D lattice models of easy-plane ferromagnets is investigated. It is shown that\\u000a the low-energy part of the spectrum of vortices treated as quantum excitations of the system exhibits a nontrivial structure.\\u000a The simplest spectrum is observed for standard magnetic vortices, in which magnetization at long distances from the center\\u000a of a vortex is parallel

A. Yu. Galkin; B. A. Ivanov

2007-01-01

390

EMG Analysis of Level and Incline Walking in Reebok EasyTone ET Calibrator  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This study examines (1) the effect of the Reebok Easytone walking shoe on muscle activity of three large extrinsic muscles\\u000a compared to walking in a neutral running shoe, and (2) a comparison of muscle activity when walking on an inclined slope and\\u000a walking in the EasyTone shoe on level ground. Methods. Ten male subjects participated in a crossover study. A

E. F. Elkjær; A. Kromann; B. Larsen; E. L. Andresen; M. K. Jensen; P. J. Veng; M. Zee

391

Developing a Safety Management System for Fatigue Related Risks in easyJet  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

392

Developing a Resilient Just Culture in SMS and FRMS: easyJet Implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chapter 7: Developing a Resilient Just Culture in SMS and FRMS – easyJet Implementation\\u000a\\u000aThe European Commission HILAS project (Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems - a project supported by the European Commission’s 6th Framework between 2005-2009) was focused on using human factors knowledge and methodology to address key challenges for aviation (current and future) including a performance

S. Stewart; R. Akselsson; F. Koornneef

2009-01-01

393

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-12-15

394

Curricula for Media Education in Anglophone Africa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a basis for reconstructing media curricula by integrating normative media theory within Africa's media education and media training programs. Profiles media education programs in Kenya. Proposes a model curriculum for Kenya and for anglophone Africa. (RS)|

Okigbo, Charles; Pratt, Cornelius B.

1997-01-01

395

Media Ecology and Symbolic Interactionism  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan B. Barnes

396

How Accurate is Media Recall?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the accuracy level of media recall questions by drawing on two direct response campaigns conducted in the US travel industry. Using a methodology that allowed us to verify exposure and compare with recall at individual level, we were able to show that actual media recall compared with claimed media recall varies widely between media. TV had the highest

Natalie Redford; Jenni Romaniuk

397

Media Education: An Indian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kumar, Keval Joe

398

Government Control of the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a formal model of government control of the media to illuminate variation in media freedom across countries and over time, with particular application to less democratic states. The extent of media freedom depends critically on two variables: the mobilizing character of the government and the size of the advertising market. Media bias is greater and state ownership of

Scott Gehlbach; Konstantin Sonin

2008-01-01

399

There Are No Visual Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Visual media' is a colloquial expression used to designate things such as television, film, photography and painting, etc. But it is highly inex- act and misleading. On closer inspection, all the so-called visual media turn out to involve the other senses (especially touch and hearing). All media are, from the standpoint of sensory modality, 'mixed media'. The obviousness of this

W. J. T. Mitchell

2005-01-01

400

Media matters for youth health  

Microsoft Academic Search

We live in a media world and the mass media offer educational and entertainment opportunities for adults and children. However, pediatricians and parents are increasingly aware of the potential health risks that media exposure presents to children and adolescents. For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made media education a key goal for member pediatricians: Six policy

Marjorie Hogan

2000-01-01

401

Gavilan College Student Media Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Willett, Terrence; Cooke, Simon

402

Reform of Media Ownership Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

he Broadcasting Services (Media Ownership) Amendment Bill (the Bill), introduced in the Parliament by the Government on 21 March 2002, seeks to remove existing restrictions on foreign ownership of media assets, and to introduce the issue of exemption certificates for breaches of cross-media restrictions that satisfy prescribed minimum conditions on editorial separation of jointly controlled media operations. According to the

Franco Papandrea

2002-01-01

403

Risk, health and the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue on ‘Risk and the Media’ explores relationships between risk theory in the social sciences and media studies' analyses of risk. Arguing that attempts to bring these two ‘risk and media’ fields together have been only sporadic, the editors deliberately adopt a reflexive view. They draw attention to their different approaches, as sociological and media\\/cultural studies researchers, to

John C. Tulloch; Jens O. Zinn

2011-01-01

404

Taming Time: Media of Financialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are no media—no media, that is, in a substantial and histor ically stable sense. Media are not reducible to representations such as theater or film or to techniques such as printing or telegraphy. Nor are they reducible to symbols such as letters or numbers. Nevertheless, media are present in all of these things. They cannot be comprehended simply as

Joseph Vogl; Christopher Reid

2012-01-01

405

Mass media influences on sexuality  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jane D. Brown

2002-01-01

406

Bureaucratic Corruption and Mass Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Suphachol Suphachalasai

2005-01-01

407

Politics and the Mass Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of the impact of mass media on political attitudes and behavior have generally concluded that the mass media do little more than reinforce prior preferences. These studies have painted a simplistic picture of how the mass media influences the electorate. Using the 1990 Australian National Election as a test case, results show that while the mass media have a

Bernadette C. Hayes; Toni Makkai

1996-01-01

408

Renewing Teaching through Media Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Media literacy helps teachers relate to today's students, prompts new approaches to curriculum, and encourages teachers' professional growth. This paper explains what media literacy is; the benefits of media literacy to both teachers and students; student needs related to telecommunications; curriculum applications of media literacy; and teacher…

Schwartz, Gretchen

2000-01-01

409

Advertising and Media Market Concentration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In media markets, the value of advertisement exposure depends on circulation, and media consumers' valuation is affected by advertising. This article analyzes media market competition in a duopoly framework. There exist symmetric and asymmetric equilibria in terms of firm size, and sometimes a natural monopoly may emerge. There is less scope for asymmetry when products are more differentiated. Some media

Jonas Häckner; Sten Nyberg

2008-01-01

410

Media Proliferation and Bounded Rationality  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze a model in which voters obtain political news from the mass media. We assume voters are solely information-seeking as media consumers, but have a tendency to choose media outlets that are excessively partisan, given the voters' own political tastes, due to quasi-rationality. Our focus, motivated by the increasing number of media choices available on the Internet and cable

Jimmy Chan; Daniel F. Stone

411

Mass Media as Community Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the image of the pernicious effects of mass media, media consumers are not passive receptors of media-generated beliefs and ideas. Educators can help adults become media literate by helping them decode, filter, and interpret the messages they read, see, and hear through content and context analysis. (SK)|

Brookfield, Stephen D.

1990-01-01

412

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-05-01

413

Easy-to-Read Informed Consent Forms for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Clinical Trials  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

414

Children's media policy.  

PubMed

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

Jordan, Amy B

2008-01-01

415

The Media and Election 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Douglas Kellner

2005-01-01

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horgan, David James

2010-01-01

419

Easy First Steps and Their Implication to the Use of a Mouse-Based and a Script-Based Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study evaluated the convention to design training environments by giving access to easy strategies first and progressing to more difficult and efficient strategies thereafter. An experiment was conducted focusing on training in a simplified editing task. This task could be performed with an easy (mouse-based) strategy as well as with…

Yechiam, Eldad; Erev, Ido; Parush, Avi

2004-01-01

420

CoolStreaming\\/DONet: a data-driven overlay network for peer-to-peer live media streaming  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xinyan Zhang; Jiangchuan Liut; Bo Lis; Tak-shing Peter Yum

2005-01-01

421

Regulatory compliance associated with contrast media.  

PubMed

A basic understanding of the role of regulatory agencies in governing the healthcare environment and their influence over contrast media use is required of radiographers and imaging administrators to meet the many standards of compliance. In addition, radiology management teams must consider cost effectiveness, departmental efficiency, workplace safety, and compliance in choosing to implement new products. Regulatory agencies may be classified into 2 groups, voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary agencies are governmental agencies mandating regulatory compliance by local, state, or federal laws. Voluntary agencies are precisely that, those agencies an institution voluntarily chooses to participate with, to demonstrate the quality of care they provide. Failure to follow involuntary regulatory guidelines or to participate in voluntary best practice standards jeopardizes patient safety and the quality of care provided, and exposes the institution and the individual to liability risks. Severe penalties may result from a failure to maintain regulatory compliance, including the possibility of large fines, criminal indictments, and loss of third-party reimbursement. Achieving regulatory compliance is never an easy venture with the number of regulatory agencies and standards needing to be addressed. Combining regulatory compliance with the effects of doing business provides quite a challenge for today's imaging departments. A solid knowledge base in regulatory standards along with continuous investigation of new standards will allow departments to evaluate their own processes involved in providing patient care. Recognition of areas of high risk/high volume, including contrast media use, will assist in directing the departments' focus appropriately. A thorough evaluation of the products used and their respective handing and administration, in regard to patient and workplace safety, and appropriate documentation of workplace injuries due to contrast media packaging, will assist in maintaining a high level of compliance. PMID:16475560

Stevens, Catherine M

422

Fabrication of Patterned Magnetic Nanomaterials for Data Storage Media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-10-01

423

Open Media Training Session  

ScienceCinema

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

424

Foams in porous media  

SciTech Connect

In 1978 a literature search on selective blocking of fluid flow in porous media was done by Professor S.S. Marsden and two of his graduate students, Tom Elson and Kern Huppy. This was presented as SUPRI Report No. TR-3 entitled ''Literature Preview of the Selected Blockage of Fluids in Thermal Recovery Projects.'' Since then a lot of research on foam in porous media has been done on the SUPRI project and a great deal of new information has appeared in the literature. Therefore we believed that a new, up-to-date search should be done on foam alone, one which would be helpful to our students and perhaps of interest to others. This is a chronological survey showing the development of foam flow, blockage and use in porous media, starting with laboratory studies and eventually getting into field tests and demonstrations. It is arbitrarily divided into five-year time periods. 81 refs.

Marsden, S.S.

1986-07-01

425

Children Now: Media Policy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

426

Using the media.  

PubMed

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

1994-01-01

427

Media and risky behaviors.  

PubMed

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

Escobar-Chaves, Soledad Liliana; Anderson, Craig A

2008-01-01

428

The effect of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency, speech rate, and speech naturalness.  

PubMed

The effects of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency, stuttering severity self-ratings, speech rate, and speech naturalness for 31 adults who stutter were examined. Speech measures were compared for samples obtained with and without the device in place in a dispensing setting. Mean stuttering frequencies were reduced by 79% and 61% for the device compared to the control conditions on reading and monologue tasks, respectively. Mean severity self-ratings decreased by 3.5 points for oral reading and 2.7 for monologue on a 9-point scale. Despite dramatic reductions in stuttering frequency, mean global speech rates in the device condition increased by only 8% in the reading task and 15% for the monologue task, and were well below normal. Further, complete elimination of stuttering was not associated with normalized speech rates. Nevertheless, mean ratings of speech naturalness improved markedly in the device compared to the control condition and, at 3.3 and 3.2 for reading and monologue, respectively, were only slightly outside the normal range. These results show that SpeechEasy produced improved speech outcomes in an assessment setting. However, findings raise the issue of a possible contribution of slowed speech rate to the stuttering reduction effect, especially given participants' instructions to speak chorally with the delayed signal as part of the active listening instructions of the device protocol. Study of device effects in situations of daily living over the long term is necessary to fully explore its treatment potential, especially with respect to long-term stability. Educational objectives: The reader will be able to discuss and evaluate: (1) issues pertinent to evaluating treatment benefits of fluency aids and (2) the effects of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency, speech rate, and speech naturalness during testing in a dispensing setting for a relatively large sample of adults who stutter. PMID:18617052

Armson, Joy; Kiefte, Michael

2008-05-07

429

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

430

Reducing Children's Media Viewing.  

PubMed

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

Clyne, Erin; Jason, Leonard A

2011-12-14

431

Foreign Media Reaction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Agency., United S.

1994-01-01

432

Environmental Media Services (EMS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

433

Women as easy scapegoats: witchcraft accusations and women as targets in tea plantations of India.  

PubMed

This article revisits a much-debated question: Why are women popular targets during witch hunts? By using in-depth interviews this article provides an answer. Women are easy targets or scapegoats for two reasons. First, it is widely believed in the community that was studied that witches do, in fact, exist, and the images of witches are always female. Second, tribal women hold lower positions than men in all social, political, and ritual matters, and this contributes to their vulnerability during the hunt for scapegoats. This article also highlights the roles that rumors play during manipulation of witchcraft accusations to gather support for witch hunts. PMID:23136181

Chaudhuri, Soma

2012-10-01

434

Spectral signatures of magnetic Bloch oscillations in one-dimensional easy-axis ferromagnets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Domain walls in a one-dimensional gapped easy-axis ferromagnet can exhibit Bloch oscillations in an applied magnetic field. We investigate how exchange couplings modify this behavior within an approximation based on noninteracting domain-wall bound states. In particular, we obtain analytical results for the spectrum and the dynamic structure factor, and show where in momentum space to expect equidistant energy levels, the Wannier-Zeeman ladder, which is the spectral signature of magnetic Bloch oscillations. We compare our results to previous calculations employing a single domain-wall approximation, and make predictions relevant for the material CoCl2·2H2O.

Shinkevich, Sergey; Syljuåsen, Olav F.

2012-03-01

435

Solitons against a pump wave background in an easy-axis ferromagnet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Exact solutions of the Landau-Lifshitz equation are obtained for a ferromagnet with an easy-axis asymmetry which describe the interaction of a nonlinear precession wave of arbitrary amplitude with soliton-like objects such as breathers, solitary domains, and domain boundaries. Changes in the internal structure and physical parameters of solitons owing to their interaction with a magnetization wave are analyzed. Solitary domains and domain boundaries are shown to move counter to the wave. Conditions are found such that solitons are destroyed by a nonlinear magnetization wave.

Kiselev, V. V.; Rascovalov, A. A.

2010-08-01

436

Transverse ordering of an antiferromagnet in a field with oblique angle to the easy axis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Motivated by the recent experimental observations [Phys. Rev. B 57, R11 051 (1998)] of transverse spin ordering in FeBr2 induced by a magnetic field with oblique angle to the easy axis of the system, we performed extensive Monte Carlo simulations of a classical anisotropic Heisenberg model. We have calculated the specific heat and the parallel and perpendicular components of the magnetization as well as the antiferromagnetic order parameter and studied these quantities as a function of temperature. A tilted spin-flop phase is obtained for certain parameter values. Many of the effects occurring in connection with this phase agree qualitatively well with the experimental facts.

Acharyya, M.; Nowak, U.; Usadel, K. D.

2000-01-01

437

Cycloidal vortex motion in easy-plane ferromagnets due to interaction with spin waves  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dynamics of a non-planar vortex in a two-dimensional easy-plane ferromagnet of finite size is studied. Spin dynamics simulations show small cycloidal oscillations of the vortex around its mean path. In contrast to an earlier phenomenological theory we give a physical explanation: The oscillations occur due to the interaction of the vortex with coherent spin waves which are excited by this vortex at the moment when it starts to move, in order to conserve the total energy and angular momentum. The calculation of these quantities yields the frequencies and amplitudes of the cycloidal oscillations in good agreement with the simulation data.

Kovalev, A. S.; Mertens, F. G.; Schnitzer, H. J.

2003-05-01

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richardson, Will

2006-01-01

439

Fernald - As Closure Approaches Changing Public Participation Is Not an Easy (or Popular) Task  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public participation at a closure site evolves. In large part it's driven by the players - neighbors, DOE, contractors, regulators and to some extent, the media. At Fernald, public participation became an integral part of the decision making process in the late 80's. At that time the Department of Energy was really just beginning to understand the extent of environmental

2006-01-01

440

Online UPnP A\\/V Device Database for Quick and Easy Capability Checking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Creating and customizing ubiquitous media networks with UPnP A\\/V compliant components from different manufacturer (brands) is quite a common task, however, poses a few problems. First, it is not possible at time of purchase of such devices to check whether or not all the devices will interoperate as desired. Second, and even more critical is the fact that manufacturer declare

Andreas Riener; Martin Gutenbrunner

2011-01-01

441

Matching Media: Information Need and New Media Choice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the past decades many new media that provide electronic information have emerged from technological developments, for example Telephone Service Numbers, Teletext, CD-ROM and CD-I, Videotex, and Internet. Most of these media were introduced because new ...

L. van de Wijngaert

1999-01-01

442

[A critique of the use of light media in the Third World].  

PubMed

The programs diffused by the mass media are not adapted to rural populations; they have the disadvantage of a cultural domination as they diffuse urban, occidental values. Light medias are flexible, inexpensive, easy to use, and as such more adapted to the budget and to the lack of qualified personnel in the developing countries. Their diffusion is limited to small geographical areas, they can use local languages and thus adapt themselves to the ethnic and linguistic differences in each country. The light media are very suitable for nonformal education in rural areas. Light medias are good tools for dialogue and allow the population to react and hold group discussions. Light medias make community intervention possible, allowing the peasants to take part in the production of documents concerning their life conditions. This starts the process of critical autoobservation and when possible, a dialogue between the population and the administration. Unfortunately, the light media equipment tends to be built by specialists who fail to consult the populations. International experts and foreign technicians are in charge of designing and production. However the collaboration of the peasants to the audio-visual production can be considered, as shown by the example of Guatemala. An other problem is the technological dependence. The lack of qualified national personnel in electronics makes it necessary to use the services of foreign specialists. Despite these limitations, light medias help social change in a long term, and the progressive exploration of the possibilities offered by the light medias will continue. PMID:12261389

Jouet, J

443

Media Mergers and Media Bias with Rational Consumers: Extended Version  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an economic model of media bias and media mergers. Media owners have political motives as well as profit motives, and can influence public opinion by withholding information that is pejorative to their political agenda — provided that their agenda is not too far out of the political mainstream. This is true even with rational consumers who understand the

Simon P. Anderson; John McLaren

2007-01-01

444

Suicide and the Media: Part I: Reportage in Nonfictional Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous studies have considered the association between media reporting and portrayal of suicide and actual suicidal behavior or ideation. This review considered 42 studies that have examined the nonfiction media (newspapers, television, and books). Consideration was given to the extent to which inferences could be made about the relationship between portrayal of suicide in the given media and actual suicidal

Jane Pirkis; R. Warwick Blood

2001-01-01

445

Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This pioneering book, by one of the founders of the media literacy field, provides evidence of the impact of media literacy on the academic achievement of adolescents. Read about the practice of high school teachers who prepared their students to critically analyze all aspects of contemporary media culture. These teachers incorporated popular and…

Hobbs, Renee

2007-01-01

446

Vision for the Net Generation Media Specialist. Media Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Doug

2006-01-01

447

Media Research and Media Education--Controversy, Contradiction, and Complement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent research on mass media, with a particular emphasis on television, is reviewed for the effects that the media has on behavior and the use of media in educational endeavors. Although a very pessimistic view is taken concerning the contribution of spe...

R. Schneller

1978-01-01

448

MMM2: mobile media metadata for media sharing  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

449

Interactive MultiMedia and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lorre Smith

1992-01-01

450

Media Literacy as Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holliway, David; Karovsky, Penelope

451

Accounting in the media  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Grant Samkin

2010-01-01

452

Creative Ventures: The Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The open-ended activities in this book are designed to extend the imagination and creativity of students and to encourage students to examine their feelings and values as influenced by the media. The activities focus upon the cognitive and affective pupil behaviors described in Williams' Model: fluent thinking; flexible thinking; original…

Stark, Rebecca

453

Media and Equal Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article considers the proposition that media are vehicles for equality of opportunity in education, and how this has sometimes been found to be the case. However there are strong arguments against this, and the article considers the ‘parallel school’, ie where students learn outside the school, and how this in its various forms can be harnessed to improve learning

Robert Lefranc

1994-01-01

454

Communication & Media Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Communication & Media Studies Division is one of the growing academic divisions at Cornerstone. We are passionate about instructing, equipping, and mentoring students who we can empower to engage the marketplace of ideas in creative and strategic ways as they take their graduation portfolios into their first jobs as skilled agents of reconciliation in their spheres of influence. Our

David R. Anderson

455

Ideological media bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

I develop a model of the market for news in which consumers and reporters both ideologically misinterpret information and have biased beliefs about the extent to which others misinterpret information. I show that for some parameter values, in equilibrium: (i) a monopolist media outlet hires a politically moderate reporter but duopolist outlets use relatively extreme, differentiated reporters; (ii) in duopoly,

Daniel F. Stone

2011-01-01

456

Media Bias and Reputation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Bayesian consumer who is uncertain about the quality of an information source will infer that the source is of higher quality when its reports conform to the consumer's prior expectations. We use this fact to build a model of media bias in which firms slant their reports toward the prior beliefs of their customers in order to build a

Matthew Gentzkow; Jesse Shapiro

2005-01-01

457

Media Bias and Reputation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Bayesian consumer who is uncertain about the quality of an information source will infer that the source is of higher quality when its reports conform to the consumer's prior expectations. We use this fact to build a model of media bias in which firms slant their reports toward the prior beliefs of their customers in order to build a

Matthew Gentzkow

2006-01-01

458

Reflections on Two Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gwin, William

459

Media and mass homicides  

Microsoft Academic Search

A series of seven mass-homicides occurring in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom 1987--1996 is presented in the context of possible media influences. These crimes are exceptionally rare facilitating study based on similarity, time linkage and statements by the assailants. Time linkage suggests three incidents might have occurred through a modelling process. Statements link two incidents -- one not

Christopher H. Cantor; Peter Sheehan; Philip Alpers; Paul Mullen

1999-01-01

460

Library Media Services Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

461

Media Violence and Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents the results of the UNESCO global study on media violence and children which was conducted between 1996 and 1997 as a joint research project by the World Organization of the Scout Movement and Utrecht University under the scientific supervision of Professor Dr Jo Groebel. A summary of the study is given, followed by a detailed consideration of

J. Groebel

1998-01-01

462

"Trigger" Media for Speech.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor's manual discusses the use of three videotapes and three slide sets that were produced for the purpose of triggering, or stimulating, students to say and use particular sounds frequently in conversational speech. The manual provides statements of the purpose and objective of the media, a list of components, student performance…

Steinke, Gary L.; And Others

463

Condensed Social Media Presentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a short presentation illustrating some of the different ways that libraries (specifically academic libraries) can use social media to better connect with their user base. Presented as part of a technology panel from the Kansas Library Association's 2010 Preconference.

Barry Bailey

2010-01-01

464

Personal Dynamic Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Learning Research Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center is concerned with all aspects of the communication and manipulation of knowledge. We design, build, and use dynamic media which can be used by human beings of all ages. Several years ago, we crystallized our dreams into a design idea for a personal dynamic medium the size of a notebook

A. Kay; A. Goldberg

1977-01-01

465

A Continuous Media Player  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lawrence A. Rowe; Brian C. Smith

1992-01-01

466

Language and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews recent research on the use of language in the mass media, focusing on the work of Teun van Dijk, A. Bell, Roger Fowler, and Norman Fairclough, as well as research on broadcast interviews, talk shows, and advertising. An annotated bibliography discusses 16 important works in the field. (58 references) (MDM)|

Bell, Allan

1995-01-01

467

Kosovo Media Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The media sector in Kosovo has made remarkable progress in its transition from a state-run to a market-oriented free press. From the post-conflict emergency phase in 1999, substantial levels of donor assistance and a relatively open regulatory environment...

2004-01-01

468

Mass Media and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to serve as a basic text for general liberal arts courses in mass communication, this book presents essays, largely from recent magazine articles, written from the layman (although there are a few more overtly scholarly articles). It begins with an examination of the media industries in the United States, treating them as complex…

Wells, Alan

469

Language and the Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews recent research on the use of language in the mass media, focusing on the work of Teun van Dijk, A. Bell, Roger Fowler, and Norman Fairclough, as well as research on broadcast interviews, talk shows, and advertising. An annotated bibliography discusses 16 important works in the field. (58 references) (MDM)

Bell, Allan

1995-01-01

470

Media Embedded Interactions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, J. David

471

Balancing the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines a ‘conversational framework’ for describing the essential elements of the learning process. The framework is used to elaborate the kinds of learning activities students need to carry out in order to arrive at a conceptual understanding of the topic they are studying. The framework is then applied to contrasting learning media: print, video, computer?based tutorial and teacher?student

Diana Laurillard

1993-01-01

472

Mixed Media Maskmaking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an art project for high school students that incorporates maskmaking with mixed-media. Explains that students choose subjects for their masks, either a fictional character, a famous figure, or a symbol of social commentary. States that the project develops students' creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills. (CMK)

Aasen, Karen

2000-01-01

473

Archive Storage Media Alternatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ranade, Sanjay

1990-01-01

474

Kids and media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uses historical data to examine emergent trends in media aimed at children; the intention is to detail the globalised “Bedroom Culture” phenomenon which has been identified in the UK and USA as signifying a move from outdoors to indoors and from active to passive pursuits. Shows how the growth of the Internet and mobile phone has not led to a

Rachel Cooke

2002-01-01

475

Otitis media: an update  

Microsoft Academic Search

Otitis media is a multifactorial disease involving microbiological agents, environmental risk factors and host characteristics. It is a highly prevalent childhood illness. The clinical presentation is typically not specific in younger children and the diagnosis is based on characteristics of the tympanic membrane, particularly mobility. The mainstay of management continues to be antibiotics, however, bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents has

Ihuoma U Eneli

1998-01-01

476

Suicide and the media.  

PubMed

Evidence continues to amass on the significant impact of media coverage on suicide. The research literature on the impact of news reports of nonfictional suicides as well as fictional suicide stories is reviewed in order to determine the nature and scope of the influence of the mass media on suicide. The current review, building upon earlier reviews, is limited to English language publications or English translations of articles and/or abstracts. The interactive factors that may moderate the impact of media stories are also reviewed. Such interactive factors include characteristics of the stories (agent), individuals' attributes (host), and social context of the stories (environment). Recommendations are presented for the reporting of suicide stories, which may minimize the risk of imitative suicides. The media's positive role in educating the public about risks for suicide and shaping attitudes about suicide is emphasized. In summary, the existence of suicide contagion no longer needs to be questioned. We should refocus our research efforts on identifying which particular story components promote contagion under which circumstances and which components are useful for preventive programming. PMID:11411187

Gould, M S

2001-04-01

477

Digital Media and Dematerialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

SummaryAdvances in information and communications technologies (ICTs) could, in principle, offer a means of dematerializing a wide variety of services. In practice, however, the material resource impact of electronic equipment is itself an issue of increasing concern. This article looks specifically at music delivery methods to investigate whether digital media and associated hardware can reduce the material throughput attributable to

Nick Hogg; Tim Jackson

2009-01-01

478

Media Framing of Trafficking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores meaning-making processes around human trafficking, using the empirical example of the Slovene press. The analysis pinpoints how the topic appears in the media, what content emphases it receives in reporting, which aspects are dealt with and which are absent, and the implications of such framing. My reading of newspaper articles shows how trafficking appears within ‘frames’ that

Mojca Pajnik

2010-01-01

479

Media, war and citizenship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media?security relations in Israel have changed over the past 50 years from deferential journalism and subordination to competition and finally, in the nineties, to the confrontational model. In this paper the causes of these changes are examined. They include technological innovations and new professional orientations, the decline of the security ethos, the depletion of stateness and the emergence of civil

Yoram Peri

1999-01-01

480

Media Embedded Interactions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, J. David

481

The Indian Media Scenario.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Eapen, K. E.

482

Photochemistry in Organized Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fendler, Janos H.

1983-01-01

483

Media and Risky Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

484

Media Literacy as Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holliway, David; Karovsky, Penelope

485

Contextualised Media for Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

de Jong, Tim; Specht, Marcus; Koper, Rob

2008-01-01

486

Algorithms for Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Falmagne recently introduced the concept of a medium, a combinatorial object encompassing hyperplane arrangements, topological orderings, acyclic orientatio ns, and many other familiar structures. We find efficient solutions for several algorithmic problems on media: findin g short reset sequences, shortest paths, testing whether a medium has a closed orientation, and listing the states of a medium given a black-box description.

David Eppstein; Jean-Claude Falmagne

2002-01-01

487

Competition among mass media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates how mass media provide information to readers or viewers who have diverse interests. The problem of a mass medium comes from the fact that there is a constraint on how much information can be delivered. It is shown that the mass medium optimally provides information that is somewhat useful to all agents, but not perfect to anybody

Maksymilian Kwiek

2010-01-01

488

2004 News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Utter the news media to anyone and chances are you will be offered an instant judgment of the institution: Fair and balanced defenders of democracy biased liberals watch dogs attack dogs, and let's not forget former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's de...

W. Beard J. Benfer J. Bohr R. Castellvi J. Chambers

2004-01-01

489

Periscopic media tour  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Craig Henry

2007-01-01

490

Teenagers Evaluating Modern Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brooks, James

1998-01-01

491

Otitis media acuta  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common, acute inflammation of the middle ear mucosa especially in toddlers. The etiology is caused by viruses such as Rhino-, RS-, Adeno-, Parainfluenza- und Influenza-viruses in most of the cases (80%). A bacterial superinfection due to Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza, Moraxella catarrhalis, group-A streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus can be observed in about 20% of

Peter R. Issing

2010-01-01

492

Media Literacy: Good News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenner, Adam; Rivera, Sheryl

2007-01-01

493

Looking at Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sive, Mary Robinson

1979-01-01

494

Contextualised Media for Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tim De Jong; Marcus Specht; Rob Koper

2008-01-01

495

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-04-07

496

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1987-01-01

497

Safety and Tolerability of the Easy Vax(TM) Clinical Epidermal Electroporation System in Healthy Adults  

PubMed Central

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.

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

498

GridFTP GUI: An Easy and Efficient Way to Transfer Data in Grid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GridFTP is the de facto standard for providing secure, robust, high-speed bulk data transport. It is based on the Internet FTP protocol, and it defines extensions for high performance operation and security. However, GridFTP lacks an easy-to-use graphical user interface client that is fault tolerant and hides all the complexities from the end users. It is not straightforward to conduct data transfer, monitor transfer status, and recover from transfer errors. Many e-science applications must transfer large datasets that are, in many cases, are partitioned into lots of small files. However, existing GridFTP client tools cannot do such a transfer efficiently and reliably. To address these issues, we developed GridFTP GUI, a Java web start-based GridFTP client tool. It does not require explicit installation and can automatically update to the latest version. It provides an easy and efficient way for users to get credentials, transfer data through drag and drop, optimize transfer parameters, view transfer progress, move a lot of small files in an efficient way, recover from transfer errors, manage files and directories remotely, and establish cross-domain trust relationships. Our experiments show that GridFTP GUI is able to transfer files and directories with very good performance.

Liu, Wantao; Kettimuthu, Rajkumar; Tieman, Brian; Madduri, Ravi; Li, Bo; Foster, Ian

499

easyRNASeq: a bioconductor package for processing RNA-Seq data  

PubMed Central

Motivation: RNA sequencing is becoming a standard for expression profiling experiments and many tools have been developed in the past few years to analyze RNA-Seq data. Numerous ‘Bioconductor’ packages are available for next-generation sequencing data loading in R, e.g. ShortRead and Rsamtools as well as to perform differential gene expression analyses, e.g. DESeq and edgeR. However, the processing tasks lying in between these require the precise interplay of many Bioconductor packages, e.g. Biostrings, IRanges or external solutions are to be sought. Results: We developed ‘easyRNASeq’, an R package that simplifies the processing of RNA sequencing data, hiding the complex interplay of the required packages behind a single functionality. Availability: The package is implemented in R (as of version 2.15) and is available from Bioconductor (as of version 2.10) at the URL: http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/easyRNASeq.html, where installation and usage instructions can be found. Contact: delhomme@embl.de

Delhomme, Nicolas; Padioleau, Ismael; Furlong, Eileen E.; Steinmetz, Lars M.

2012-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-05-15