Sample records for easy media creator

  1. Media Packages for Classrooms: Easy as 1, 2, 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dickens, Janis L.

    1996-01-01

    Media Services at the University of California at Santa Cruz has developed standard media packages defining the audiovisual and presentation support available in a classroom. Describes the process of developing classroom equipment standards, three classroom packages, and a movable cart used to enhance the smaller packages. Lists the equipment for…

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

    E-print Network

    Torgersen, Christian

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

  3. Kraith Creator"s Manual Issue 1

    E-print Network

    Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

    1973-01-01

    available on request. EDITORS: Carol Lynn 11524 Nashville Detroit, Michigan 48205 Debbie Goldstein 17511 Ohio Detroit, Michigan 48221 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Typing: Carol Lynn Debbie Goldstein ->tppgtrsfomh: Carol Lynn Debbie Goldstein Titles... File 53 Kraith Creators Roster :? 75 Reccomended Reading 77 Fondly dedicated to the IBM typewriter repairman who never did come to fix the n, t, and h 1 keys that don't type until they have been used several hundred times, the a key that sticks, f...

  4. 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.

  5. Bolide Movie Creator

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-04-11

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

  6. Title: Grand River Information Network Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Grand River Information Network Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Grand River Conservation Authority Publisher: Grand River Conservation Authority Edition: N/A Versions: Previous versions (2004, 2006, Forests, Ecoregions, Forest Management, Railroads, Hydro Lines, Roads, Wetlands, Parks #12;Restrictions

  7. Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator /

    E-print Network

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

  8. Clothing creator trademark : Business plan

    SciTech Connect

    Stern, B.

    1990-10-01

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

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

    E-print Network

    Wee, Loo Kang

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Title: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    @yorku.ca) Citation: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. "World Vector Shoreline Plus" [electronic resourceTitle: World Vector Shoreline Plus Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Publisher: Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC. Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication

  11. Title: Tactical Pilotage Charts Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Tactical Pilotage Charts Data Creator / Copyright Owner: National Geospatial-Intelligence and license agreement form. Contact: Map and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) #12;Citation: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Publisher: Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC. Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication

  12. Title: ArcAtlas Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: ArcAtlas Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Environment System and Research Institute, Inc and explanatory information about nature, resources, population, and the economy of the globe. The map content and level of detail are similar to other standard maps at scales of 1:10,000,000 for Europe; 1

  13. Easy Meal

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1978-01-01

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

  14. Easy Thumbnails

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    Easy Thumbnails is a utility that will help users create accurate thumbnail images and scaled down copies from a wide range of picture formats. The program's interface system allows users to select images individually, by group, or in an entire folder. A built-in viewer allows users to perform a variety of image manipulations, including rotation and adjusting the contrast, brightness, and sharpness of the images. Additionally, thumbnails can be saved to a Web page using a HTML template that can be customized to create a variety of layouts. This program is for use with Windows 9x, 2000, NT4, Me, and XP operating systems.

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

    E-print Network

    Title: IKONOS Satellite Image of North York, Ontario Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Geo of approximately 10 metres Original Image ID: 20090901163045200000116082042000046195600THC Image Date: September 11

  16. Outsider Art and the autistic creator

    PubMed Central

    Cardinal, Roger

    2009-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diezmann, Carmel M.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  18. 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.

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

    E-print Network

    Monroy-Hernández, Andrés

    2012-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huang, A.; Ogg, J.

    2008-12-01

    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.

  1. Title: Open Street Map shapefile downloads Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Open Street Map shapefile downloads Data Creator / Copyright Owner: OpenStreetMap Publisher applications. Data Type: Vector Digital Data Format: Shapefile Datum / Map Projection: WGS84 Resolution: N site: http://downloads.cloudmade.com/ Citation: OpenStreetMap. "OpenStreetMap shapefile downloads

  2. Title: Surficial Materials of Canada (Map 1880A) Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Surficial Materials of Canada (Map 1880A) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Geological Survey of Canada Publisher: Geological Survey of Canada Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: N/A Coverage on the web via http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/map/1880a/index_e.php Citation: Canada. Geological Survey of Canada

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

    E-print Network

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

  4. Title: Worldview 2 Satellite Image of York University Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    Title: Worldview 2 Satellite Image of York University Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Digital Globe Publisher: Digital Globe Edition: N/A Versions: N/A Publication Date: 2013 Coverage Date(s): July 25, 2012 Updates: N/A Abstract: Worldview 2 Satellite Image: Orthorectified image of York University Keele campus

  5. Title: CLUPA Modifying Land Use Area Data Creator /

    E-print Network

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

  6. Watermark-based Media Annotation For Blu-ray Disks Ron van Schyndel

    E-print Network

    van Schyndel, Ron

    -content layer to be added to media intended for wide-scale distribution, in which the distributor or content-creator to provide a benefit to the customer instead of only to the content-creator for the price of including common tag formats are the MP3 ID3 audio tags (MP3 ID3, 1996) These tags consist of: essential tags

  7. Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator' on http://www.e-pdfconverter.com to remove this message. Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator' on http://www.e-pdfconverter.com to remove this message.

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator' on http://www.e-pdfconverter.com to remove this message. #12;Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator' on http://www.e-pdfconverter.com to remove this message. #12;Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator' on http://www.e-pdfconverter.com to remove this message. #12;Please purchase 'e-PDF Creator

  8. Easy Gardening: Asparagus

    E-print Network

    Masabni, Joseph

    2009-03-16

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

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Oakes, Chris.

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

  10. EasyBib

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    If you have just finished a long paper on Madame Bovary, you may not relish the thought of finishing all the citations necessary to complete a finished work. With EasyBib, such matters become relatively painless. This website helps visitors create bibliographies in a variety of different citation styles, including MLA and APA. Visitors can just type in the item they need to cite, and EasyBib will provide the correct citation for each entry. Some services on the website are always free, but there is also a premium service that visitors can pay for, if they so desire.

  11. Easy Strawberry Trifle Ingredients

    E-print Network

    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Easy Strawberry Trifle Ingredients: 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 cups low-fat milk 1 fat-free whipped topping Directions 1. Remove caps and hulls from strawberries using the end of a potato peeler or small sharp knife. Slice strawberries into a mixing bowl and set aside. 2. In medium

  12. Easy Java Simulations

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Francisco Esquembre

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

  13. EASy: Expert authorizations system

    SciTech Connect

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

    1996-12-31

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

  14. Easy Gardening.....Collards 

    E-print Network

    Cotner, Sam; Parsons, Jerry; Masabni, Joseph

    2009-05-29

    ,scatteracom- pletegardenfertilizersuchas10-10-10 overtheareayouwillplant.Use2or3 poundsforeach100squarefeet,orabout1 cupfor each10 feetof row. Use araketo mixthe fertilizer 3to4 inches intothesoil. Workthesoilintoridgesthatare6to 8incheshighand atleast36inchesapart (Fig.1... Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System COLLARD GREENS ? COLLARD GREENS ? COLLARD G E-506 05-09 Easy Gardening Figure 1. Workthesoilintoridges thatare6to8incheshighandat least36inchesapart. -1- 36? 6?8? withwater.Theplantsshouldcomeupin 6to12days...

  15. GFI - EASY PC GRAPHICS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Katz, R. B.

    1994-01-01

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

  16. Virtual realization of dynamic path planning in target-creator based on Vega\\/HLA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wenbin Zhu; Juan Zhang; Haixin Yu; Zhihong Peng

    2011-01-01

    The importance of testing for multi-targets detecting and tracking algorithms accelerates the current technologies of target-creator system which provides multiple and various targets. Traditional target-creator systems are mostly based on the physical devices or video stream. Based on the need of building virtual environment and realizing system integration, VR technology and HLA technology are applied to improve the efficiency. With

  17. Creator of Simpsons Alleges Fox Almost Sued Itself Over Parody

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Grinnell, Max

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

  18. Easy plane baby skyrmions

    E-print Network

    Juha Jäykkä; Martin Speight

    2011-02-02

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

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

    E-print Network

    Miles, Will

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

  20. Easy Gardening.....Irish Potatoes

    E-print Network

    McGraw, Dean; Masabni, Joseph

    2009-05-17

    Easy Gardening Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System IRISH POTATOES ? IRISH POTATOES ? IRISH POTA - -1- I rishpotatoesareoneofAmerica?smost popularvegetables?theaverageAmeri- caneatsabout...

  1. Easy Gardening.....Green Beans

    E-print Network

    Cotner, Sam; Parsons, Jerry; Masabni, Joseph

    2009-04-21

    ? Tendergreen ? Topcrop Pinto beans ? Dwarf Horticultural ? Luna ? UI-114 Lima beans ? Florida Butter Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System BEANS ? GREEN BEANS ? GREEN BEANS ? GREENBE E-509 04-09 Easy...

  2. Easy Problems are Sometimes Hard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ian P. Gent; Toby Walsh

    1994-01-01

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

  3. Grace Hopper Celebration Final Submission Materials Ripple Effects: Increasing the Diversity of Creators and Consumers of Computing Technology

    E-print Network

    Lavie, Alon

    of Creators and Consumers of Computing Technology ABSTRACT Despite major advances in computing technology computing technology to date. This panel will focus on our newest "wave" of efforts to increase diversity, beyond gender, in the creators and consumers of computing technology so that computing technology becomes

  4. Photonic layered media

    DOEpatents

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

    2002-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Gaoming

    2010-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antti Salovaara

    2007-01-01

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

  7. How do you define beauty? Creators of the documentary, Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America, are

    E-print Network

    McConnell, Terry

    How do you define beauty? Creators of the documentary, Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America that question during Taste of Beauty Weekend in Atlanta, May 14 and 15. The weekend events include a talent showcase featuring youth and job seekers with disabilities as well as a VIP screening of the documentary

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirkness, Verna J.

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

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

    E-print Network

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

  10. EasyMAC: A New and Simple Protocol for Slot Assignment Jerrolyn Brees and Sukhamay Kundu

    E-print Network

    Kundu, Sukhamay

    EasyMAC: A New and Simple Protocol for Slot Assignment Jerrolyn Brees and Sukhamay Kundu Department algorithm EasyMAC for the slot assignment for media access control (MAC) of nodes in a sensor network. Our algorithm reduces both the number of messages and the time required to complete the slot assignment compared

  11. Quick and Easy Classroom Makeover

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Adams, Caralee

    2006-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Pretz, Jean E; Link, John A

    2008-11-01

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

  13. Gazelles as job creators: a survey and interpretation of the evidence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Magnus Henrekson; Dan Johansson

    2010-01-01

    It is often claimed that small and young firms account for a disproportionately large share of net employment growth. We conduct\\u000a a meta-analysis of the empirical evidence regarding whether net employment growth rather is generated by a few rapidly growing\\u000a firms—so-called Gazelles—that are not necessarily small and young. Gazelles are found to be outstanding job creators. They\\u000a create all or

  14. Designing Views in HypothesisCreator: System for Assisting in Discovery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Osamu Maruyama; Tomoyuki Uchida; Kim Lan Sim; Satoru Miyano

    1999-01-01

    We discuss the significance of designing views on data in a computational system assisting scientists in the process of discovery.\\u000a A view on data is considered as a particular way to interpret the data. In the scientific literature, devising a new view\\u000a capturing the essence of data is a key to discovery. A system HypothesisCreator, which we have been developing

  15. RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP

    E-print Network

    University of Technology, Sydney

    RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP AN INTRODUCTION FOR UTS RESEARCHERS FEBRUARY 2014 #12;AN INTRODUCTION TO EASY ACCESS IP FOR UTS RESEARCHERS ­ FEBRUARY 2014 Background Easy Access of Bristol to promote new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP) and adopt new approaches to make

  16. RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP

    E-print Network

    University of Technology, Sydney

    RESEARCH & INNOVATION OFFICE EASY ACCESS IP AN INTRODUCTION FOR INDUSTRY PARTNERS FEBRUARY 2014 #12;AN INTRODUCTION TO EASY ACCESS IP FOR INDUSTRY PARTNERS ­ FEBRUARY 2014 INTRODUCTION TO EASY ACCESS IP AT UTS UTS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and to delivering impact

  17. Delta Dental PPO Easy, Friendly, Accessible

    E-print Network

    California at Santa Cruz, University of

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

  18. Space Weather Media Viewer

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-01-01

    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.

  19. Multicenter data acquisition made easy

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

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

  20. [The virtual reality simulation research of China Mechanical Virtual Human based on the Creator/Vega].

    PubMed

    Wei, Gaofeng; Tang, Gang; Fu, Zengliang; Sun, Qiuming; Tian, Feng

    2010-10-01

    The China Mechanical Virtual Human (CMVH) is a human musculoskeletal biomechanical simulation platform based on China Visible Human slice images; it has great realistic application significance. In this paper is introduced the construction method of CMVH 3D models. Then a simulation system solution based on Creator/Vega is put forward for the complex and gigantic data characteristics of the 3D models. At last, combined with MFC technology, the CMVH simulation system is developed and a running simulation scene is given. This paper provides a new way for the virtual reality application of CMVH. PMID:21089666

  1. Easy CD-DA Extractor 4.5.2

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

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

  2. Easy Gardening.....Harvesting and Handling Vegetables

    E-print Network

    Cotner, Sam; Masabni, Joseph; Wagner, Al

    2009-05-29

    Easy Gardening Joseph Masabni, Assistant Professor and Extension Horticulturist, The Texas A&M University System HARVESTING ? HANDLING ? STORING VEGETABLES -1- T ohelpensurethatthevegetables yougrowandprepareareofhigh quality...

  3. Weather Creator

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    KShumway

    2009-09-28

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

  4. EasyScale: Easy Mapping for Large-Scale Network Security Experiments

    E-print Network

    Fahmy, Sonia

    EasyScale: Easy Mapping for Large-Scale Network Security Experiments Wei-Min Yao, Sonia Fahmy from distributed denial of service and worm attack experiments demonstrate that EasyScale can easily and real-time simulation enable larger scale experiments. Using scaling techniques for network security

  5. File: {CUP_FPP}Crooks-0521857066/0521857066ptl03.3d Creator: / Date/Time: 20.5.2006/4:14pm Page: 445/446

    E-print Network

    Suarez, Andrew V.

    File: {CUP_FPP}Crooks-0521857066/0521857066ptl03.3d Creator: / Date/Time: 20.5.2006/4:14pm Page: 445/446 Part III Challenges and implementation of connectivity conservation #12;File: {CUP_FPP}Crooks-0521857066/0521857066ptl03.3d Creator: / Date/Time: 20.5.2006/4:14pm Page: 445/446 #12;File: {CUP

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ogg, James; Lugowski, Adam; Gradstein, Felix

    2010-05-01

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

  7. Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

    2011-01-01

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

  8. Teaching is Easy Courseware Authoring System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huehner, David R.

    1986-01-01

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

  9. EasyLiving: Technologies for Intelligent Environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2000-01-01

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

  10. Program Generation Considered Easy Invited Talk

    E-print Network

    Kamin, Sam

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

  11. Orcc: Multimedia Development Made Easy Herv Yviquel

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Orcc: Multimedia Development Made Easy Hervé Yviquel University of Rennes 1 IRISA, Inria Rennes- ment environment that aims at enhancing multimedia de- velopment by offering all the advantages already been used to successfully write tens of multimedia applica- tions, such as a video decoder

  12. Energy Research Made Easy Our Mission

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

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

  13. Cheap Money Easy Borrowing, Tough Investing?

    E-print Network

    Ulm, Universität

    Cheap Money ­ Easy Borrowing, Tough Investing? WHU NEW YEAR'S CONFERENCE 15 Jamie Caruana General Manager Bank of International Settlements Karl-Georg Altenburg Co-Head EMEA Corporate Finance Deutsche Prof. Anthony Saunders Department of Finance New York University Peter Praet Chief Economist European

  14. Media Literacy

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    Mrs. Morey

    2008-04-13

    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 ...

  15. An Easy and Versatile Experiment to Demonstrate Solvent Polarity Using Solvatochromic Dyes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Clodoaldo Machado; Vanderlei Gageiro Machado

    2001-01-01

    In this easy and versatile experiment, undergraduate students of experimental physical chemistry can discuss the concept of media polarity on the basis of the solvatochromic approach. Two solvatochromic dyes, Reichardt's betaine 2,6-diphenyl-4-(2,4,6-triphenyl-1-pyridinio)-1-phenoxide and Brooker's merocyanine 4-[(1-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinylidene)ethylidene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-one were used to construct polarity scales for various solvents by means of visual observation and UV-vis spectroscopy. Changes in media polarity arising from mixed

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

    PubMed

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

    2014-08-01

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

  17. Planar graphical models which are easy

    SciTech Connect

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

    2009-01-01

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

  18. Easy Data Mining for School Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacDonell, Colleen

    2005-01-01

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

  19. Media education.

    PubMed

    Strasburger, Victor C

    2010-11-01

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

  20. EASI—enrichment of alternatively spliced isoforms

    PubMed Central

    Venables, Julian P.; Burn, John

    2006-01-01

    Alternative splicing produces more than one protein from the majority of genes and the rarer forms can have dominant functions. Instability of alternative transcripts can also hinder the study of regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing. To investigate the true extent of alternative splicing we have developed a simple method of enriching alternatively spliced isoforms (EASI) from PCRs using beads charged with Thermus aquaticus single-stranded DNA-binding protein (T.Aq ssb). This directly purifies the single-stranded regions of heteroduplexes between alternative splices formed in the PCR, enabling direct sequencing of all the rare alternative splice forms of any gene. As a proof of principle the alternative transcripts of three tumour suppressor genes, TP53, MLH1 and MSH2, were isolated from testis cDNA. These contain missing exons, cryptic splice sites or include completely novel exons. EASI beads are stable for months in the fridge and can be easily combined with standard protocols to speed the cloning of novel transcripts. PMID:16951290

  1. 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.

  2. Difficult laryngoscopy made easy with a "BURP".

    PubMed

    Knill, R L

    1993-03-01

    Displacement of the larynx by backward, upward and rightward pressure on the thyroid cartilage or "BURP" may improve visualization of the glottis in some cases of difficult direct laryngoscopy. In a patient with the Treacher-Collins syndrome in whom conventional laryngoscopy had proved impossible and tracheal intubation extremely difficult, this manoeuvre exposed the entire glottis and made tracheal intubation under direct vision easy. In a patient with protruding upper incisors and a prominent premaxilla which precluded a view of the glottis by conventional laryngoscopy, "BURP" again revealed the glottic opening and simplified the placement of an endotracheal tube. This experience suggests that "BURP" be considered as a potential aid in the management of difficult direct laryngoscopy. PMID:8467551

  3. Media, Gadgets.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Journal of Chemical Education, 1981

    1981-01-01

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

  4. EASI Nivelles -Stagiaire en dveloppement EASI dveloppe depuis 10 ans en Lotus Notes un progiciel de travail collaboratif

    E-print Network

    Ernst, Damien

    EASI Nivelles - Stagiaire en développement Fonction : EASI développe depuis 10 ans en Lotus Notes un projet relatif ŕ Lotus Notes. En fonction de votre objectif et de vos ambitions, EASI vous : · Une formation étendue en Lotus Notes · La découverte · Une expérience professionnelle dans un

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

    E-print Network

    , creationism should be taught in science lessons." The question is ambiguous because there are at least twoScience can't explain the big bang - there is still scope for a creator (We should not dismiss the teaching of creationism in secondary school science courses (Would you Adam and Eve it? Quarter of science

  6. The h-index (after its creator Jorge E. Hirsch) is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a

    E-print Network

    Tan, Robby T.

    H-index The h-index (after its creator Jorge E. Hirsch) is an index that attempts to measure both: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-index To determine the h-index, citation databases or automatic tools. Clicking on "View citation overview" (see the figure below) you will find the h- index: 43. WEB OF SCIENCE

  7. File: {CUP_REV}Chapman-0521832926/Revises/0521832926c15.3d Creator: / Date/Time: 17.10.2006/6:47pm Page: 371/399

    E-print Network

    Mege, Daniel

    File: {CUP_REV}Chapman-0521832926/Revises/0521832926c15.3d Creator: / Date/Time: 17.10.2006/6:47pm Chapman. Published by Cambridge University Press. ß Cambridge University Press 2007. 371 #12;File: {CUP strata. 372 The Canyonlands model for planetary grabens #12;File: {CUP_REV}Chapman-0521832926/Revises

  8. The Eastern Alpine Seismic Investigation (EASI) project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2015-04-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Kaneko, Takamasa

    2011-01-01

    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

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

    PubMed

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

    2013-02-21

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

  11. EZID: Long term identifiers made easy (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Starr, J.

    2013-12-01

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

  12. EasyOffice+PDF Filter 8.0

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  13. Modeling biologically reactive transport in porous media

    SciTech Connect

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

    1995-04-01

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

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

    PubMed

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

    2015-01-01

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

  15. Media commerce

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chung-Sheng Li

    2002-01-01

    Due to the recent rapid technology advances in e-commerce, multimedia and broadband Internet, media commerce has already begun enabling new applications and streamlining core business processes in a number of industries. Over time, it has a strong potential to influence many aspects of our daily lives. In this paper, we will examine scenarios and enabling technologies of media commerce, which

  16. Mixed Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peterson, Erin

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Earned Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sunshine, Alice

    2011-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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.…

  19. Easy Reader Books: A Viable Supplement to Today's Basals?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kegley, Peggy Ann

    A study investigated whether trade books labeled "easy reader" consistently conform to specific sight word lists and to what degree the vocabulary in those books matches that in K-2 basals. Ten "easy reader" books were chosen at random from each of three publishers. Three popular sight word lists were matched separately to every one of the words…

  20. U-verse Easy Remote App Connecting Your World

    E-print Network

    Fisher, Kathleen

    with their television set in the same fashion. In addition, they sought to design a remote app that would make it easierU-verse® Easy Remote App Connecting Your World Imagine having your own customizable TV remote. Through AT&T's U-verse® Easy Remote app this is possible. It features more than 50 powerful and user

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

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    Lu, Chunlei; Steele, Kyle

    2014-01-01

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

  2. Kraith Creator"s Manual Issue 1 

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    Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

    1973-01-01

    for Kataytikhe Genetics 28 John Benson Beads and Rattles ----- 32 Vulcanur Sememica 34 Part III: Background: Story Detail The Culling Flame 50 The Joys of Vulcan 53 Humor 55 Celebration 59 Part IV: Story Outlines The Linger Death 54 The Lesson ^5 Part... that fits in between Kraith IIIB and IIIC. It has tentatively been decided to label that story Kraith IIIB(l). It is a "ps" immediately following the story "Coup de Grace", and is titled "Coup de Partie". The Series grows more complicated every day. We...

  3. Media violence.

    PubMed

    Cantor, J

    2000-08-01

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

  4. From Augmentation Media to Meme Media.

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    Tanaka, Yuzuru

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

  5. Media violence.

    PubMed

    Willis, E; Strasburger, V C

    1998-04-01

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

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

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    Teodorescu, Raluca E.

    2012-01-01

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

  7. An easy classroom experiment on the supercooling of water

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Concetto Gianino

    2007-01-01

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

  8. AN EASY WAY TO MINIMAL ALGEBRAS EMIL W. KISS

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    Kiss, Emil

    AN EASY WAY TO MINIMAL ALGEBRAS EMIL W. KISS Dedicated to the memory of Alan Day Abstract. A finite, operating grant A-9128 of Professor Ivo Rosenberg. 1 #12;2 EMIL W. KISS The paper also offers new results

  9. Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

    MedlinePLUS

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

  10. An Easy Classroom Experiment on the Supercooling of Water

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    Gianino, Concetto

    2007-01-01

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

  11. MetMedia

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. Media Training

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

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

  13. Media Matters

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2007-01-01

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

  14. Otitis media

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maroeska M Rovers; Anne GM Schilder; Gerhard A Zielhuis; Richard M Rosenfeld

    2004-01-01

    Otitis media (OM) continues to be one of the most common childhood infections and is a major cause of morbidity in children. The pathogenesis of OM is multifactorial, involving the adaptive and native immune system, Eustachian-tube dysfunction, viral and bacterial load, and genetic and environmental factors. Initial observation seems to be suitable for many children with OM, but only if

  15. Social media.

    PubMed

    Foster, James

    2013-01-01

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

  16. Otitis media with effusion

    MedlinePLUS

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

  17. 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...

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

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    Chu, Donna; Lee, Alice Y. L.

    2014-01-01

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

  19. SEALS: A System for Easy Analysis of Lots of Sequences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Roland Walker; Eugene V. Koonin

    1997-01-01

    We present a system of programs designed to facilitate sequence analysis projects involving large amounts of data. SEALS (System for Easy Analysis of Lots of Sequences) is a logically organized set of flexible, easily modifiable research tools, designed to run on open systems. Functionality is divided into approximately 50 commands which follow consistent syntax and semantics; wrappers are also provided

  20. 7 software is an easy-to-use, standalone workflow

    E-print Network

    Highlights IBM Lotus® WorkflowTM 7 software is an easy-to-use, standalone workflow application development tool that extends the native workflow capabili- ties of IBM Lotus Domino® software. Integrating easily with your IBM Lotus Notes® and Lotus Domino environ- ments, Lotus Workflow software provides

  1. EASY MONEY: An Exploration of Trust in Teams.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thiagarajan, Sivasailam

    1997-01-01

    Cash games are simulation activities which feature real cash prizes and explore interpersonal skills and concepts. EASY MONEY is one such game, featuring an investment activity which focuses on trust among team members in ambiguous decision-making situations. Directions for administering the game and suggestions for applying a standard six-phase…

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Snook, Bryan E.

    2010-01-01

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

  3. Section I: Monitoring program development in six easy steps

    E-print Network

    to the quantity and quality of forage production. These indicators, together with spatial structure indicators5 Section I: Monitoring program development in six easy steps T his section describes how to design in the Monitoring Program Design Checklist (found at the end of this Introduction to Section I) is described in its

  4. Dead Easy Guide Installation and Removal of Cygwin

    E-print Network

    Sun, Jing

    1 Dead Easy Guide Installation and Removal of Cygwin Version 1.0 Peter Dance Introduction This is a quick guide to installing and removing Cygwin. Note: The Cygwin home page, www.cygwin.com says, follow the uninstall instructions and start again. Also, go to the Cygwin web site and read the FAQ

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2014-01-01

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

  6. An Easy Calibration Method for Central Catadioptric Cameras

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiao-Ming DENG; Fu-Chao WU; Yi-Hong WU

    2007-01-01

    Central catadioptric cameras are widely used in virtual reality and robot navigation, and the camera calibration is a prerequisite for these applications. In this paper, we propose an easy calibration method for central catadioptric cameras with a 2D calibration pattern. Firstly, the bounding ellipse of the catadioptric image and fleld of view (FOV) are used to obtain the initial estimation

  7. "Over Easy" Flipped Experience Application Form Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    1 "Over Easy" Flipped Experience Application Form Personal Information Last Name First Name experience? How do you hope this will benefit your teaching? What do you hope to take away from this experience? Please provide the name and description of the course that you intend to "flip". Include

  8. Fast decoding and Easy Implementation: Transliteration as Sequential Labeling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eiji ARAMAKI; Takeshi ABEKAWWA

    2009-01-01

    Although most of previous translitera- tion methods are based on a generative model, this paper presents a discrimi- native transliteration model using condi- tional randomfields. We regard charac- ter(s) as a kind of label, which enables us to consider a transliteration process as a sequential labeling process. This ap- proach has two advantages: (1) fast decod- ing and (2) easy

  9. Self-calibration of Scheimpflug cameras: an easy protocol

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H Louhichi; T Fournel; J M Lavest; H Ben Aissia

    2007-01-01

    The problem of the self-calibration of Scheimpflug cameras is addressed. The approach aims to calibrate by handpositioning a roughly-known calibration pattern, thanks to a bundle adjustment technique. The purpose of this paper is to design an easy protocol accordingly. A simple motion of the calibration target is introduced and a minimal number of recordings are obtained from the simulated data.

  10. The New EasyLiving Project at Microsoft Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1998-01-01

    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

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

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    Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados

    2015-02-01

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

  12. A holonic architecture for easy reconfiguration of robotic assembly systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masao Sugi; Yusuke Maeda; Yasumichi Aiyama; Tomokazu Harada; Tamio Arai

    2003-01-01

    Proposes a flexible assembly system, where autonomous manufacturing devices and production management agents communicate with one another to accomplish production tasks. This architecture allows the system to arrange manufacturing devices independently of the type of products assembled and to assemble multiple products in parallel and asynchronous progress. This system also supports plug and produce, a system function that realizes easy

  13. Technical Manual: easyCBM. Technical Report #1408

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2014-01-01

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

  14. 20 Easy International Recipes 1. Yakisoba Chicken (Japan)

    E-print Network

    Roy, Subrata

    20 Easy International Recipes 1. Yakisoba Chicken (Japan) Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 onion, sliced lengthwise into eighths 1 and drained 6 Servings Directions 1. In a large skillet combine sesame oil, canola oil and chili paste. Stir

  15. 1 INTRODUCTION The easiness of cure and manufacture of silicone

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 INTRODUCTION The easiness of cure and manufacture of silicone rubbers explains their increasing use in many appli- cations. Classically, silicone rubbers are filled to increase their stiffness of filled and unfilled silicone rubbers has already been characterized in the literature at room temperature

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

    E-print Network

    EASY Documentation Series CCFE-R (10) 02 The European Activation File: EAF-2010 decay data library section libraries, but the description and documentation of these libraries remained sparse, as most effort was given to the documentation and development of the cross section libraries and the FISPACT

  17. 75 Quick and Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions

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    Harris, Bryan; Goldberg, Cassandra

    2012-01-01

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

  18. On the Evolution of Easy Instances Christos H. Papadimitriou

    E-print Network

    California at Irvine, University of

    to solve. We discuss possible connections of this phenomenon to the protein­folding problem. 1 Introduction of the genetic algorithm: Situations in which it is de­ sirable to construct automatically easy instances of problems. We perform experiments in which a simple genetic algorithm automatically converges to instances

  19. Gel Electrophoresis--The Easy Way for Students

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    VanRooy, Wilhelmina; Sultana, Khalida

    2010-01-01

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

  20. Edit while watching: home video editing made easy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marco Campanella; Hans Weda; Mauro Barbieri

    2007-01-01

    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,

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

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-20

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

  2. Is Knowledge Easy -or Impossible? Externalism as the Only Alternative

    E-print Network

    Fitelson, Branden

    Chapter 4 Is Knowledge Easy - or Impossible? Externalism as the Only Alternative to Skepticism James Van Cleve (n a number of articles I have defended the idea that we may obtain knowledge theory that implies that we can have knowledge of the reliability of a faculty by using that very faculty

  3. Is Easy Read Information Really Easier to Read?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

    E-print Network

    Liblit, Ben

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

  5. Meals Made Easy: A Group Program at a Food Bank

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zelda Moldofsky

    2000-01-01

    Meals Made Easy was introduced as an interactive group cooking program at a food bank to help food bank clients learn to prepare economical and nutritious meals. Cognitive behavior strategies were used to alter their prevailing negative attitudes about participating in an on site cooking program, and to overcome self-defeating notions about their capabilities. Self-efficacy and mutual aid were promoted

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

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    Solomon, Laura

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Easy-first training 1 Easy first steps and their implication to the use of a mouse-based and a

    E-print Network

    Yechiam, Eldad

    of high-level performers. Key words: Training, exploration, motivation, complex skills, programmingEasy-first training 1 Easy first steps and their implication to the use of a mouse version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. #12;Easy-first training 2 Abstract

  8. Phenomenological model for the optically induced easy direction.

    PubMed

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

    2007-02-01

    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

  9. 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.

  10. Easy and Hard Testbeds for Real-Time Search Algorithms

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sven Koenig; Reid G. Simmons

    1996-01-01

    Although researchers have studied which factors influence the behavior of traditional search algorithms, currently not much is known about how domain properties influence the performance of real-time search algorithms. In this paper we demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, that Eule- rian state spaces(a superset of undirected state spaces) are very easy for some existing real-time search algorithms to solve: even

  11. Easy Calibration of a Multi-projector Display System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takayuki Okatani; Koichiro Deguchi

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we present a method for geometric calibration of a multi-projector display system. It enables easy calibration of the system such that the user needs only to take a picture of the projected images with a hand-held camera to accomplish entire calibration. By the calibration method, one can realize a large-size image display by placing multiple projectors on

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Bartlett, Michael D; Crosby, Alfred J

    2014-06-01

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

  14. Measuring News Media Literacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

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

  15. Creating Media Center Memories

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spann, Youlita

    2008-01-01

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

  16. Geographic Media Literacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lukinbeal, Chris

    2014-01-01

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

  17. The Mass Media Book.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  18. Adolescents and media literacy.

    PubMed

    McCannon, Robert

    2005-06-01

    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

  19. Oracle Media Server Framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Laursen; Jeffrey Olkin; Mark Porter

    1995-01-01

    The oracle media server framework provides distributed object-oriented access to new media data and services over a wide range of client-server networks. This framework is built on the oracle media server which has complete support for all new media data types, including audio, video, images, and text; as well as the more conventional relational data types. Oracle media net provides

  20. Otitis Media

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Patient Education Institute

    This patient education program discusses otitis media and the causes, possible complications, and treatment options for the disease. It also reviews the anatomy of the ear and hearing, and presents tips for preventing middle ear infections. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute. NOTE: This tutorial requires a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial. You will also need an Acrobat Reader, available as a free download, in order to view the Reference Summary.

  1. Media Crate: tangible live media production interface

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tom Bartindale; Jonathan Hook; Patrick Olivier

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. An easy reading of modern ether-drift experiments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Consoli; E. Costanzo

    2007-01-01

    Modern ether-drift experiments look for a preferred reference frame searching for modulations of the beat note of two optical resonators that might be induced by the Earth's rotation. We present a compact formalism to evaluate the signal for most experiments where two arbitrary gaseous media fill the resonating cavities. Our predictions can provide useful hints to optimize the experimental set

  3. Self-Cleaning Particulate Prefilter Media

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2012-01-01

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

  4. Social Media QMUL Digital Communications Strategy Social Media

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    Chittka, Lars

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

  5. Self-calibration of Scheimpflug cameras: an easy protocol

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    Louhichi, H.; Fournel, T.; Lavest, J. M.; Ben Aissia, H.

    2007-08-01

    The problem of the self-calibration of Scheimpflug cameras is addressed. The approach aims to calibrate by handpositioning a roughly-known calibration pattern, thanks to a bundle adjustment technique. The purpose of this paper is to design an easy protocol accordingly. A simple motion of the calibration target is introduced and a minimal number of recordings are obtained from the simulated data. The precision required for the calibration pattern is also discussed. Finally, the suggested protocol is tested in real conditions, especially in the stereo particle image velocimetry configuration.

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

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    Cox, Anne J.

    2006-12-01

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

  7. Edit while watching: home video editing made easy

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    Campanella, Marco; Weda, Hans; Barbieri, Mauro

    2007-01-01

    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.

  8. The Media Teacher's Handbook

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

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Promoting Media Literacy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Alice Yuet Lin

    1997-01-01

    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…

  10. Selecting Media for Instruction.

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    Evans, L. J.

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

  11. Media, Minds, and Masses.

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    Baggot, James; Vino, Faith

    This booklet describes the language arts course "Media, Minds, and Masses," written for the Dade County, Fla., public schools. Topics for the course include the workings of contemporary radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and movies; the present status and power of media; the history and development of media; and the influences of the media

  12. An easy reading of modern ether-drift experiments

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    M. Consoli; E. Costanzo

    2007-02-14

    Modern ether-drift experiments look for a preferred reference frame searching for modulations of the beat note of two optical resonators that might be induced by the Earth's rotation. We present a compact formalism to evaluate the signal for most experiments where two arbitrary gaseous media fill the resonating cavities. Our predictions can provide useful hints to optimize the experimental set up and the data taking.

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

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

    2013-02-27

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

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

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    Wagner, J. [Fluor Fernald, Inc., P.O. Box 538704, Cincinnati, OH 45253 (United States)

    2006-07-01

    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 contamination caused by 40 years of uranium metal production. Today, as cleanup nears an end (Figure 1), the Fernald Citizens Advisory Board and other key stakeholders stand at a crossroads. The DOE Office of Environmental Management is working with the Office of Legacy Management and its' contractors as they prepare to take over stewardship of the site. DOE is chartering Local Stakeholder Organizations, LSO's, made up of elected officials to serve as the voice of the public. The transition at Fernald will likely be more difficult than at other cleanup sites. Many area stakeholders have 20 years of time committed to this project. For most, Fernald was an emotional subject that effected their community and families. Change is not easy. (authors)

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

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    Reznikov, Yuri

    as well as the associated easy axis. The model of cooperative reorientation of the director and polymer-like behaviour of the polymer fragments during the drift of the easy axis. Keywords: liquid crystal, easy axis molecules on/from the aligning sur- face and cooperative reorientation of polymer fragments and LC molecules

  16. Differential algebras without differentials: An easy C++ implementation

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    Michelotti, L.

    1989-03-01

    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.

  17. A feasibility study of an easy way to measure melamine

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    Zhang, Wen-hao; Peng, Bao-jin; Li, Chi-ting; Xu, Rui-Ting

    2011-10-01

    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.

  18. Pathology Case Study: Fatigue, Easy Bruising, and Cellulitis

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    Graur, Octavia

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

  19. Easy and hard functions for the Boolean hidden shift problem

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    Andrew M. Childs; Robin Kothari; Maris Ozols; Martin Roetteler

    2013-04-16

    We study the quantum query complexity of the Boolean hidden shift problem. Given oracle access to f(x+s) for a known Boolean function f, the task is to determine the n-bit string s. The quantum query complexity of this problem depends strongly on f. We demonstrate that the easiest instances of this problem correspond to bent functions, in the sense that an exact one-query algorithm exists if and only if the function is bent. We partially characterize the hardest instances, which include delta functions. Moreover, we show that the problem is easy for random functions, since two queries suffice. Our algorithm for random functions is based on performing the pretty good measurement on several copies of a certain state; its analysis relies on the Fourier transform. We also use this approach to improve the quantum rejection sampling approach to the Boolean hidden shift problem.

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

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    Simeonov, Valentin; Weijs, Steven; Parlange, Marc

    2013-04-01

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

  1. Mass Media: The Invisible Environment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glessing, Robert J.; White, William P.

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

  2. Media reaction to a SETI success

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Seth Shostak, G.

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

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

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Biz: · Your department/state agency saves money by booking online. (EasyBiz is free to use, so you avoid third chosen the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air online corporate Website, EasyBiz, as an option for booking- party booking fees.) · Your department/state agency earns Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles (Don

  4. Using Social Media to Teach Social Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rheingold, Howard

    2008-01-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. News Releases Media Resources

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    News Media Contacts News Releases Media Resources University Community Communications Help News Policies Submit News Submit Announcements All Top Stories | « Previous Top Story | Next Top Story » Top Research Admission & Aid Administration & Services Campus Life Visiting Campus News@Princeton Friday

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

    PubMed

    Giusto, Gessica; Comino, Francesco; Gandini, Marco

    2015-01-01

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

  8. Metal bead crystals for easy heating by direct current

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

    2008-03-01

    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.

  9. Easy To Use Optical Program For Commodore PET Computer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gibson, John A.

    1980-09-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2011-06-01

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

  11. TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  12. Active Media: A framework for digital media effectiveness

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    Jamil Alio; Mohammad Ibrahim; David Pickton; Marie Bassford

    2008-01-01

    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

  13. Media Center: Operations Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

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

  14. Social Media Perry Cantarutti

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Social Media Perry Cantarutti Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa Northwestern, INC. Delta's Presence in Social Media · @Delta, @DeltaNewsRoom and @DeltaAssist · Real time customer LINES, INC. When is a message right for a social medium? 4 Is it right for social media? What value does

  15. The Electric Media Conspiracy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Loveless, Richard L.

    1983-01-01

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

  16. Evaluating New Media Systems.

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    Rice, Ronald E.

    1984-01-01

    New media, such as electronic mail and word processing, are playing increasingly important roles in communication activities, especially in organizational settings. This article reviews the process by which new media are diffused, and describes some characteristics of new media that have implications for evaluation research. (Author/BW)

  17. Sizing Up Social Media

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    Pearson, Jerold

    2010-01-01

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

  18. The Media Financing Paradox

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hans Jarle Kind; Tore Nilssen; Lars Sřrgard

    This paper proposes a simple model to discuss how competition be- tween media firms influences the way they are financed. In this model, the media firms' products are horizontally differentiated. Under the assumption that con- sumers dislike advertising, we establish the paradoxical result that the media firms rely more on advertising revenues - and less on consumer payments - the

  19. Teenagers Media Habits.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Campbell, Laurence R.

    This study attempted to determine what media most effectively communicated to teenagers, how the media habits of Florida teenagers compared with those in other states, and how the media habits of journalism students compared with those not in journalism. A total of 430 students from Florida high schools and 457 from high schools in other states…

  20. Demonstration of 35 Gbits\\/in2 in media on glass substrates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Doerner; Xiaoping Bian; Michael Madison; Kai Tang; Qingzhi Peng; Adam Polcyn; Tom Arnoldussen; Michael F. Toney; Mohammad Mirzamaani; Kentaro Takano; Eric Fullerton; David Margulies; Manfred Schabes; Kurt Rubin; Mustafa Pinarbasi; Samuel Yuan; Michael Parker; Dieter Weller

    2001-01-01

    A recording density of 35 Gbits\\/in2 was achieved in longitudinal recording media with high-sensitivity GMR heads. The media displayed excellent thermal stability as a result of a CoPtCrB alloy with high magnetocrystalline anisotropy and relatively narrow grain size distribution. The degree of Co easy-axis orientation in the plane of the ?m was greatly improved and the grain size was reduced

  1. Web-based student evaluations of professors: the relations between perceived quality, easiness and sexiness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Felton; John Mitchell; Michael Stinson

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N.

    2013-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xinyan Zhang; Bo Liz; Tak-Shing Peter Yum

    2005-01-01

    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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shakuntala Banaji

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Banaji, Shakuntala

    2006-01-01

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

  6. Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media

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    Amir, Yair

    Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media A Comparison of Self-Protecting © 2005 Independent Security Evaluators, LLC #12;Independent Security Evaluators Content Protection for Optical Media 2 #12;Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media 3 Executive

  7. Violence in the Media

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    Irwin Slesnick

    2004-01-01

    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.

  8. Interactive Media Authoring Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kok Wee Goh; Gangwen Mei; Shuzhi Sam Ge

    2008-01-01

    Advance in technologies has revolutionized the traditional mode of teaching and learning. Various media authoring systems\\u000a have been developed in order to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes by supplementing traditional\\u000a teaching materials such as text books and lecture notes with interactive digital media. In this paper, we are going to discuss\\u000a two media authoring systems, KooBits and

  9. Advancements in PMR thin-film media

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    Judy, J. H.

    2005-02-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review advancements in the design, characterization, and optimization of PMR thin film media for magnetic recording output, resolution, signal-to-noise, and thermal stability at ultra-high densities from 100 to 1000 Gbpsi. In particular, the single and double-layer PMR thin-film media to be discussed include HCP CoCr-alloys, HCP CGC CoPt/CoCrPt, FCC Co/Pd multilayers, HCP CoCrPt-SiO 2 granular oxides, FCT FePt, and tilted media. This paper reviews the materials processing techniques used to optimize physical microstructures with seed layers and intermediate layers to decrease grain size, narrow size distribution, dope with elements to inhibit grain growth, segregate elements to grain boundaries to enhance magnetic isolation, and increase coercivity, magnetization squareness, negative nucleation field, narrow easy-axis orientation, switching field distribution, and reduce hysteresis loop slope at coercivity, magnetic cluster domain size, DC reversed domain noise, and recording transition jitter noise.

  10. Techniques for measuring small changes in the orientation of the easy axis in permalloy films

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    Eijkel, Kees J.; de Haan, Poul; de Ridder, René M.

    1988-12-01

    It is well known that the orientation of the easy axis in permalloy can be affected by annealing. The need in our research for detailed information of the behavior of the easy-axis orientation in the temperature range from room temperature to 100 °C and the absence of measurement techniques to derive this information, led to the development of two new measurement techniques: (1) an adapted version of the Crowther method for measuring dispersion in easy-axis orientation combined with the optical Kerr technique and (2) a new measurement technique for determining the orientation of the easy axis combined with a galvanomagnetic method for determining magnetization direction. Both methods give detailed information on the behavior of the easy-axis orientation as a function of temperature. The resolution of both methods is 0.01° and may be increased, especially for the optical method. The optical method imposes few restrictions on film geometry and may be used, e.g., during a fabrication process. The easy-axis behavior can be observed locally. The galvanomagnetic technique requires four electrical contacts on the film. The easy-axis behavior is averaged over the total current-carrying area. This method can be used for observing the behavior of the easy axis in encapsulated devices.

  11. Easy Information about Research: Getting the Message out to People with Learning Disabilities

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    Goodwin, Julian; Mason, Victoria; Williams, Val; Townsley, Ruth

    2015-01-01

    This paper discusses the provision of easy information about research to people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters. We explore some different ways we have used over the past 25 years, to make sure that research has the greatest impact both in the UK and abroad. We discuss first the process of providing easy-read versions of…

  12. Boston Globe Online THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

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    Boston Globe Online THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING 'OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING BROKE:58 PMBoston Globe Online / Archives Easy Printing Page 1 of 2file://localhost/Users/jillstoddard/Library/Mail/POP-js2372@pop.cc.columbia.edu/INBOX.mbox/FW__for_the_bio.mimeattach/Boston%20Globe%20Onl ... #12;"menu

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

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    Felton, James; Mitchell, John; Stinson, Michael

    2004-01-01

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

  14. Experimental evaluation of a generative probabilistic image retrieval model on 'easy' data

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    T. H. W. Westerveld; Vries de A. P

    2003-01-01

    We present evaluation results of a generative probabilistic image retrieval model using `easy data'. Previous research into our model's retrieval effectiveness has used the test collection developed at TREC's Video Track, but as discussed in detail in [WeVr:SIGIR:03], its search task has been too difficult to measure actual performance of the retrieval model. The `easy data' experiments presented here evaluate

  15. Experimental Evaluation of a Generative Probabilistic Image Retrieval Model on 'Easy' Data

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    Thijs Westerveld CWI; Arjen P. de Vries

    2003-01-01

    We present evaluation results of a generative probabilistic image retrieval model using 'easy data'. Previous research into our model's retrieval eectiveness has used the test col- lection developed at TREC's Video Track, but as discussed in detail in (17), its search task has been too dicult to mea- sure actual performance of the retrieval model. The 'easy data' experiments presented

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-03-01

    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

  20. Some Media Relations Success Stories.

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    Sperbeck, John M.

    1997-01-01

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

  1. Media Education and Native Peoples.

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    Greer, Sandy

    1991-01-01

    Media literacy encourages critical thinking about the news media, advertising, and popular culture. Media education of American Indian students challenges mass media's stereotyped aboriginal representations and the mainstream values of egotism and consumerism. Integrated across the curriculum at all grades, media education is empowering and…

  2. Rotary Microfilter Media Evaluation

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    Poirier, M

    2005-04-20

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

  3. Folk Media in Development.

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    Instructional Technology Report, 1975

    1975-01-01

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

  4. Writing and Digital Media

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

    2006-01-01

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

  5. Media and Sex

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Georgia N. L. Johnston Polacek; Viviana Rojas; Steven Levitt; Virginia Seguin Mika

    2006-01-01

    Little is known about Hispanic teens' sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and their relationship to media influences. Information about this relationship could contribute to an understanding of the early onset of sexual behavior and early teen pregnancy. This paper reports preliminary findings from a pilot project conducted to determine local Hispanic adolescents' use of media and describe their perceptions, attitudes,

  6. Media: Eyeing the News.

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    Gage, Susan

    1990-01-01

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

  7. Accessing the Media.

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    Parker, Judy

    This guide for school districts offers a quick outline for developing good communications skills and public relations with news media personnel. Guidelines for good press relations are provided that emphasize the importance of keeping two-way, open communications with the media, with attention to: accuracy; being prepared; sharing the bad news as…

  8. Empathetic living media

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adrian David Cheok; Roger Thomas Kok; Chuen Tan; Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Tim Merritt; Janyn Yen Ping Sen

    2008-01-01

    We describe a new form of interactive living media used to communicate social or ecological information in the form of an empathetic ambient media. In the fast paced modern world people are generally too busy to monitor various significant social or human aspects of their lives, such as time spent with their family, their overall health, state of the ecology,

  9. School and Library Media.

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    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

    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…

  10. The Media Gospel.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Christians, Clifford G.; Fortner, Robert S.

    1981-01-01

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

  11. Digital Media and Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

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

  12. EMS media group activities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Cegnar

    2009-01-01

    For a number of years part of the European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting is also the Media session. Its purpose is to bring together meteorologists and climatologists involved with the media, but also journalists covering the topics weather, climate and climate change. The session is a platform to share experience and examples of good practice in explaining and promoting meteorology

  13. Choosing Training Delivery Media.

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    Hybert, Peter R.

    2000-01-01

    Focuses on decisionmaking about delivery media, and introduces CADDI's Performance-based, Accelerated, Customer-Stakeholder-driven Training & Development(SM) (PACT) Processes for training and development (T&D). Describes the media decisions that correspond with the design three levels of PACT: Curriculum Architecture Design, Modular Curriculum…

  14. New Media Publishing.

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    Ritchie, Ian

    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,…

  15. Building Social Media Connections

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

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Social Media. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williamson, Ronald

    2010-01-01

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

  17. Japanese Media in English.

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    Tanaka, Sachiko Oda

    1995-01-01

    Describes the use of English in the media in Japan, focusing on the role and history of English-language newspapers, radio, and television programs, as well as the proliferation of English-language films shown in Japanese cinemas. Discusses the implications of English in the Japanese media. (20 references) (MDM)

  18. Introduction to Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Riler, Robert

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

  19. Speaking through the Media.

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    Gabrick, Andrea; Dessoff, Alan

    2002-01-01

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

  20. Emulating media defect corrosion

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    Q. Dai; G. Pradia-Silva; Bing Yen; B. Marchon; C. Rettner

    2005-01-01

    This paper reports studies that were designed to understand how defects grow under stressful environment, and how their propagation is affected by media metallurgies and the alloy pairing. We further discuss the impact of the overcoat and lubricant type in the corrosion growth. One significant aspect of media defects is that their origin is diverse. They can be generated through

  1. News Releases Media Resources

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    News Media Contacts News Releases Media Resources University Community Communications Help News Policies Submit News Submit Announcements To News Archive | « Previous by Date | Next by Date » Web Stories & Aid Administration & Services Campus Life Visiting Campus News@Princeton Friday, July 15, 2005 Other

  2. Men, Myth, and Media.

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

    1989-01-01

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

  3. FORTHE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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    Michigan, University of

    GUIDELINES FORTHE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA January 2010 Revised July 2010 #12;Prepared by: The Voices ................................................................................................................................................................................3 Social Media Guidelines when Posting as an Individual.................................................................................................................................4 Social Media Guidelines When Posting on Behalf of the University of Michigan

  4. Kepler's praise of the Creator

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    Jürgen Hübner

    1975-01-01

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

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

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

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

  6. Magnetohydrodynamics of fractal media

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    Tarasov, Vasily E. [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119992 (Russian Federation)

    2006-05-15

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

  7. +soCial Media +soCial Media

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    Privacy and Security19 Accuracy19 Public Participation--Does Social Media Count?19 ExpectationsCongress +soCial Media #12;Congress +soCial Media october 22, 2012 sherri r. greenberg lyndon B Analysis9 Congressional Use of Social Media9 The Geography of Congressional Usage10 Usage Variation Across

  8. Using a Virtual Media Magazine to improve media extensive lectures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Beda Christoph Hammerschmidt; Volker Linnemann; Oliver Schmitt

    In today's universities medical education requires extensive use of media for illustration. The usual types of media are slides, photos, radiographic films, written documentation and different formats of films like VCR-tapes and film reels. These various media types are inherently incompatible. This heterogeneity is uncomfortable and inefficient: a lecturer has to operate with several devices. A change of media type

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

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    De Bra, Paul

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

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

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    Lars Malinowsky; Per Öster

    1998-01-01

    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

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

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    Jessica Santone

    2008-01-01

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

  12. TECHNETIUM SORPTION MEDIA REVIEW

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

    2011-08-25

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

  13. Media Time Family Pledge

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    ... Listen Espańol Text Size Email Print Share Media Time Family Pledge Article Body At the beginning and end ... them. Kids learn best with small lessons over time as opposed to one big lecture or sit- ...

  14. Cultivation Media for Bacteria

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    American Society For Microbiology

    2009-12-08

    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.

  15. Social media Introduction

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    .ca/university_secretary/policies). Be consistent with the U of S brand Make yourself familiar with the U of S brand (communications to ensure consistency. Naming of a social media account should include"University of Saskatchewan

  16. The Media Institute

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

  17. On the Media

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    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.

  18. Planning School Media Centers

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    Teeter, Tom A.

    1975-01-01

    This article offers a practical approach to planning media centers: where to begin, whom to involve, and what factors deserve important consideration in view of today's interest in conservation measures. (Editor)

  19. Media and Risky Behaviors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves; Craig A. Anderson

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Media and Risky Behaviors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves; Craig A. Anderson

    2008-01-01

    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

  1. Communications and media services

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mcculla, James W.; Kukowski, James F.

    1990-01-01

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

  2. MediaCrush

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    MediaCrush

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

  3. Media Ecology and Symbolic Interactionism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan B. Barnes

    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

  4. 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.

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

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-04-01

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

  7. The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit

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    Klein, Ophir

    July 2011 #12;#12;The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit Table of Contents Social Media Introduction Social Media Overview 1 Getting Your Feet Wet With Social Media 2 CDC's Top Lessons Learned from Using Social Media 4 Developing a Social Media Strategy 5 Social Media Monitoring and Evaluation 6

  8. Fabrication of Patterned Magnetic Nanomaterials for Data Storage Media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-10-01

    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.

  9. Breathe Easy.

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    Epstien, Barb

    1999-01-01

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

  10. Easy Bleeding

    MedlinePLUS

    ... should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use . Home Symptom Checkup Injury Checkup Disease Checkup Women's Checkup Pregnancy Checkup Baby Checkup Mens Checkup Stephen J. Schueler, M.D. About Stephen ...

  11. Easy Bruising

    MedlinePLUS

    ... should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use . Home Symptom Checkup Injury Checkup Disease Checkup Women's Checkup Pregnancy Checkup Baby Checkup Mens Checkup Stephen J. Schueler, M.D. About Stephen ...

  12. Open Media Training Session

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

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

  13. Open Media Training Session

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2010-01-19

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

  14. Stanford: MediaX

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  15. New Media Encyclopedia

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  16. Media and risky behaviors.

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    Escobar-Chaves, Soledad Liliana; Anderson, Craig A

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Blaine, Amy S.

    2010-01-01

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

  18. Anti-Social Media

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    2014-02-07

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

  19. Lycos RichMedia

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  20. Environmental Media Services (EMS)

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    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.

  1. Media and Influence

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bennett, William H.

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Friesem, Yonty; Quaglia, Diane; Crane, Ed

    2014-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schneller, Raphael

    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 specific research studies, it is emphasized that one should not underestimate their importance,…

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

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    Johnson, Doug

    2006-01-01

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

  7. Social Media REVOLUTION ?

    E-print Network

    · Billions of pages Source: "Left Brain Marketing," Forrester Research (April 2004); "The Vanishing Mass Market," BusinessWeek (July 2004) Source: Darwin Day Conference, Google 1. Media Proliferation #12 User is creating Source: http://www.iirusa.com/upload/wysiwyg/M1805/IIR_M1805_Seaton.pdf #12;The User

  8. Communication & Media Studies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David R. Anderson

    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

  9. The Media in China.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Howkins, John

    1980-01-01

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

  10. Cyberbullying via Social Media

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    Whittaker, Elizabeth; Kowalski, Robin M.

    2015-01-01

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

  11. Minorities and the Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Astor, Gerald

    Partly in response to the findings of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, partly as an outgrowth of its earlier efforts to widen monority opportunities and improve race relations, the Ford Foundation in the late 1960s and early 1970s supported a series of activities designed to enhance the content and the sensitivity of the media

  12. EMERGING MEDIA IN PERIL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hun Shik Kim; Mariwan Hama-Saeed

    2008-01-01

    After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in April 2003, Iraqi media have witnessed a remarkable growth in number and diversity. From the Western journalistic perspective, the invasion is often viewed as a form of “liberation” in terms of press freedom. Over the five years following the collapse of the Saddam regime, new threats and restraints have emerged to

  13. Social Media Success Guide

    E-print Network

    Thomas, David D.

    name) is picked up by Google (blogs, news, real- time, discussions, etc.) Facebook BranchOut: (facebook time? 3. Be at the top. The top 28% of search engine results are social media sites ­ like Linked ­ Strategies..............................10 People Search vs Job Search

  14. Media Ideas Handbook.

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    Haack, John T., Comp.

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

  15. media flask w/ wescodyne

    E-print Network

    Myers, Lawrence C.

    biohazardous liquid waste. Often, a p1000 pipet tip is used over the plastic pipette and changed to maintain for Biohazardous Waste OVERVIEW The culturing and preparation of cells or tissues generates liquid wastes that must infectious cell or tissue culture waste media constitutes a biological waste that must be disinfected prior

  16. Libraries/Media Centers.

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    American School & University, 2003

    2003-01-01

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

  17. Media Access Group

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  18. Media Evaluations 1974.

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    Thompson, James E.

    Evaluations are presented of recently produced media products designed for use in schools. The materials are grouped in three main categories--films, filmstrips and others, including kits, charts, tapes, filmloops and slides. Within categories, the products are arranged by the following subject matters: man as an individual, man as a social…

  19. Arab Media & Society

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  20. Flexible Bus Media Redundancy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Valter Filipe Silva; Joaquim Ferreira

    This paper proposes a flexible approach to bus media redundancy in Controller Area Network (CAN) fieldbuses, both to improve the bandwidth by transmitting different traffic in different channels or to promote redundancy by transmitting the same message in more than one channel. Specifically the proposed solution is discussed in the con- text of Flexible Time-Triggered protocol over CAN (FTT- CAN)

  1. The Indian Media Scenario.

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    Eapen, K. E.

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

  2. Library Media Services Handbook.

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

    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…

  3. Emulating media defect corrosion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qing Dai; Guillermo Prada-Silva; Bing K. Yen; Bruno Marchon; C. T. Rettner

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents studies designed toward understanding media defect corrosion. Focused ion beam technology is used to create well-defined defects exposing alloys of interest. Temperature and humidity stressing is employed to facilitate defect corrosion. Atomic force microscopy is used to characterize the defects before and after environmental stressing. It is found that corrosion growth is largely affected by the exposed

  4. Archive Storage Media Alternatives.

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    Ranade, Sanjay

    1990-01-01

    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…

  5. Creative Ventures: The Media.

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    Stark, Rebecca

    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…

  6. Data Mining in Social Media

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Geoffrey Barbier; Huan Liu

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Teaching Publicity and Media Relations.

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    Midura, Edmund

    Publicity and media relations are basic operations for many public relations practitioners. Establishing a good relationship with the media and getting positive publicity for the sponsoring organization are essential duties for most public relations professionals. The public relations practitioner needs to know how to prepare media kits; to work…

  8. Get Set for Media Training.

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    Simpson, Kristen

    1997-01-01

    College public relations and institutional development offices can provide media training for faculty to master interviews. Methods include providing portable media manuals to faculty, conducting workshops, providing seminars on media communication during a crisis, having journalists coach faculty, creating a section for faculty and staff on the…

  9. Memory Processes in Media Effects.

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    Kellermann, Kathy

    1985-01-01

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

  10. Mixed Media Painting and Portraiture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen Brooks

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a technique for mixed media nonphotorealistic painting and portraiture. The goal of this work is to transform digital images into renderings that approximate the appearance of mixed-media artwork, which incorporates two or more traditional visual media. We achieve this by first separating an input image into distinct regions based on the degree of local detail present in

  11. The Impact of Mass Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aldrich, Pearl G.

    In order to bring the student's contemporary environment into the classroom for study and to avoid topicality, this book provides general principles by which to evaluate current media offerings, outlines the patterns from which media materials are cut for public consumption, and focuses the student's attention on the mass media themselves. Each of…

  12. Clearing media for the eye.

    PubMed Central

    Maurice, D M

    1987-01-01

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

  13. Transmedia Play: Literacy across Media

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    Alper, Meryl; Herr-Stephenson, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

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

  14. REPORT ON UNDERSTANDING NEW MEDIA.

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    MCLUHAN, MARSHALL

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

  15. School and the Mass Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kupisiewicz, Czeslaw

    1984-01-01

    Attempts to link the school with the mass media was one of the worldwide trends in educational development during the period 1945-1982. The educational potential of the mass media is discussed, and three models of school-cum-media education are presented. Applications of the models and current problems are examined. (RM)

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

    E-print Network

    Clapham, Lynann

    Origin of a magnetic easy axis in pipeline steel L. Clapham,a) C. Heald, T. Krause, and D. L December 1998; accepted for publication 27 April 1999 Oil and gas pipelines are generally magnetically overlooked, the magnetic properties of oil and gas pipelines are an important consideration since the most

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2006-01-01

    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

  18. Gait analysis: Is it easy to learn to walk like someone else?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Řyvind Stang

    Abstract In this master’s thesis, we will look at whether it is easy or difficult to learn to walk like someone else in such a way that one will be accepted by an authentication system, based on gait. In the last couple of years, there have been some studies about whether gait can be used in order to authenticate,a person.

  19. Designing Keybindings to be Easy to Learn and Resistant to Forgetting

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    Olson, Judith S.

    CHI `88 Designing Keybindings to be Easy to Learn and Resistant to Forgetting Even When the Set, but to be far easier to learn than EMACs (a common keybinding set) and a more robust form with respectto negative interference from prior andpost-learning of another set. KEYWORDS: Command language design

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  1. GEO-PROCESSING IN CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE: MAKING THE WEB AN EASY TO USE GEOSPATIAL COMPUTATIONAL PLATFORM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    GEO-PROCESSING IN CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE: MAKING THE WEB AN EASY TO USE GEOSPATIAL COMPUTATIONAL Geospatial Consortium, Crofton, MD 21114, USA ­ gpercivall@opengeospatial.org b MINES ParisTech, Sophia standards from IETF and W3C. Access to explicitly geospatial data is routinely done using data access

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  3. Not so fast, and not so easy: essentialism doesn't emerge from a simple heuristic.

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    Braisby, Nick

    2014-10-01

    Cimpian & Salomon's (C&S's) proposal comes unstuck on precisely the claim that inherence is an heuristic, able to deliver simple, shallow outputs that are right most of the time. Instead, the inherence heuristic delivers outputs that imply it is not an heuristic after all, and is simply too fast and too easy a mechanism to do the job of explaining categorisations. PMID:25388031

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  5. Robust Optimization Made Easy with ROME Joel Goh and Melvyn Sim

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Robust Optimization Made Easy with ROME Joel Goh and Melvyn Sim RMI Working Paper No. 09/06 Submitted: August 24, 2009 Abstract We introduce an algebraic modeling language, named ROME, for a class of robust optimization problems. ROME serves as an intermediate layer between the modeler and optimization

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

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    Hiskes, Dolores G.

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Kalkowski, Page; And Others

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

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

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    Hormann, Kai

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

  9. Photochemistry of Benzophenone in 2Propanol: An Easy Experiment for Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Courses

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    M. S. Churio; M. A. Grela

    1997-01-01

    In this article we describe a laboratory experiment for undergraduate physical chemistry courses dealing with the photophysics and photochemistry of benzophenone in 2-propanol. This is an easy-to-perform experiment aimed to introduce the basic concepts of photochemistry which may help to achieve a systematic approach to the subject, incorporating related topics of chemical kinetics and molecular spectroscopy. This experiment provides quantitative

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

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    Stanislaw Bednarek; Jerzy Krysiak

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Five-Point Motion Estimation Made Easy Hongdong Li and Richard Hartley

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    Li, Hongdong

    Five-Point Motion Estimation Made Easy Hongdong Li and Richard Hartley RSISE, The Australian.lastname@anu.edu.au Abstract Estimating relative camera motion from two views is a classical problem in computer vision the unknown parameters can be estimated simultaneously. Experiments on both simulation and real images have

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

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    Sřrensen, Michael

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  14. The Abstraction: Address Spaces In the early days, building computer systems was easy. Why,

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    9 The Abstraction: Address Spaces In the early days, building computer systems was easy. Why, you of routines (a library, really) that sat in memory (starting at physical address 0 in this example address 64k in this example) and used the rest of memory. There were few illusions here, and the user didn

  15. Easy Language Extension with Meta-AspectJ Shan Shan Huang, Yannis Smaragdakis

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    Smaragdakis, Yannis

    to achieve with little effort since As- pectJ takes care of the low-level issues of interfacing with the baseEasy Language Extension with Meta-AspectJ Shan Shan Huang, Yannis Smaragdakis College of Computing-specific languages hold the potential of automating the software development process. Nevertheless, the adop- tion

  16. Virtual Environments: Easy Modeling of Interdependent Virtual Appliances in the Cloud

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    Sadjadi, S. Masoud

    Virtual Environments: Easy Modeling of Interdependent Virtual Appliances in the Cloud Xabriel J@us.ibm.com Abstract We present our ideas for modeling groups of interdependent virtual machines in the cloud. We call these models virtual environments. This abstraction is built on top of virtual ap- pliances and the services

  17. 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...

  18. Designable structures are easy to unfold Cristiano L. Dias and Martin Grant

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    Grant, Martin

    the selected folds are unusually stable to mutation, that is, designable. A two-dimensional hydrophobic and natural feature for evolution. As well, highly designable structures are thermodynamically stable 3Designable structures are easy to unfold Cristiano L. Dias and Martin Grant Physics Department

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

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  1. PerfExpert: An Easy-to-Use Performance Diagnosis Tool for HPC Applications

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    Burtscher, Martin

    with code examples. We have applied PerfEx- pert to several HPC production codes on the Ranger supercomPerfExpert: An Easy-to-Use Performance Diagnosis Tool for HPC Applications Martin Burtscher1, The University of Texas at Austin 3 Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin Abstract--HPC

  2. Java Bytecode Instrumentation Made Easy: The DiSL Framework for Dynamic Program Analysis

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    -specific languages, Java Virtual Machine 1 Introduction Java bytecode instrumentation is widely used for implementingJava Bytecode Instrumentation Made Easy: The DiSL Framework for Dynamic Program Analysis Lukás, debuggers, testing tools) and frameworks (e.g., aspect weavers) are based on byte- code instrumentation

  3. Media Literacy: 21st Century Learning

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    Baker, Frank W.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

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

  5. Media Makes for Public Learning

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    Rockman, S.

    2013-12-01

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

  6. Annenberg Media Interactives

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  7. MultiMedia Schools

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  8. Lasing in disordered media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cao, Hui; Yamilov, Alexey; Xu, Junying; Seelig, Eric; Chang, Robert P.

    2003-07-01

    We review our recent work on lasing in active random media. Light scattering, which had been regarded detrimental to lasing action for a long time, actually provided coherent feedback for lasing. We also trapped laser light in micrometer-sized random media. The trapping was caused by disorder-induced scattering and interference. This nontraditional way of light confinement has important application to microlasers. The threshold of random laser can be reduced by incorporating some degree of order into an active random medium. Our calculation result shows that by optimizing the degree of order one can dramatically reduce the threshold of random laser to the values comparable to htose of photonic bandgap defect lasers.

  9. Complications of Otitis Media

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Metin Önerci

    \\u000a The complications of acute or chronic middle ear diseases still carry a very high mortality rate if not treated properly,\\u000a although the incidence of complications has been decreasing significantly after the introduction of antibiotics. The infection\\u000a may spread to neighboring structures either by bone erosion or preformed pathways. Facial nerve paralysis due to chronic otitis\\u000a media with cholesteatoma requires urgent

  10. Dialysis and contrast media

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2002-01-01

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

  11. Dialysis and Contrast Media

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sameh K. Morcos

    Contrast media-induced nephropathy remains an important cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure. Pre-existing renal\\u000a impairment, especially diabetic nephropathy and the dose of the contrast medium are major risk factors in the development\\u000a of contrast nephropathy (\\u000a Morcos et al. 1999; \\u000a Morcos 1998, 2004). It is generally agreed that if contrast medium injection is clinically necessary prophylactic measures should\\u000a be used

  12. Shocks in nonlocal media

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    Ghofraniha, Neda; Ruocco, Giancarlo; Trillo, Stefano

    2007-01-01

    We investigate the formation of collisionless shocks along the spatial profile of a gaussian laser beam propagating in nonlocal nonlinear media. For defocusing nonlinearity the shock survives the smoothing effect of the nonlocal response, though its dynamics is qualitatively affected by the latter, whereas for focusing nonlinearity it dominates over filamentation. The patterns observed in a thermal defocusing medium are interpreted in the framework of our theory.

  13. Shocks in nonlocal media

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    Neda Ghofraniha; Claudio Conti; Giancarlo Ruocco; Stefano Trillo

    2007-04-04

    We investigate the formation of collisionless shocks along the spatial profile of a gaussian laser beam propagating in nonlocal nonlinear media. For defocusing nonlinearity the shock survives the smoothing effect of the nonlocal response, though its dynamics is qualitatively affected by the latter, whereas for focusing nonlinearity it dominates over filamentation. The patterns observed in a thermal defocusing medium are interpreted in the framework of our theory.

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

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    Cho, Sung-Bae

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

  15. Overproduction and easy recovery of biofuels from engineered cyanobacteria, autolyzing multicellular cells.

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    Yoshida, Satomi; Takahashi, Masatoshi; Ikeda, Ayae; Fukuda, Hirofumi; Kitazaki, Chifumi; Asayama, Munehiko

    2015-06-01

    The semi-filamentous multicellular cyanobacterium Limnothrix/Pseudanabaena sp. strain ABRG5-3 undergoes autolysis, which involves the accumulation of polyphosphate compounds and disintegration of thylakoid membranes in cells, as a unique feature that occurs due to growth conditions. In this study, the overexpression and easy recovery of alkane (a saturated hydrocarbon, C17H36) as a biofuel were examined in recombinants of the cyanobacteria ABRG5-3 and Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803. The results obtained indicated that the accumulated mass of alkane accounted for ?50 or 60% of the dry weight of ABRG5-3 or PCC6803 recombinant cells, respectively. Furthermore, cultivating cells in liquid medium BG11 in which the nitrogen resource had been depleted promoted the production of alkane and cell lysis, resulting in the easy recovery of target products from the supernatant. PMID:25661591

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

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    Arasi, Bakya; Gauthier, Nils; Viasnoff, Virgile

    2012-01-01

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

  17. ORIGEN-ARP, A Fast and Easy-to-Use Source Term Generation Tool

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen M. Bowman; O. W. Hermann; L. C. Leal; Cecil V. Parks

    1999-01-01

    ORIGEN-ARP is a new SCALE analytical sequence for spent fuel characterization and source term generation that serves as a faster alternative to the SAS2H sequence by using the Automatic Rapid Processing (ARP) methodology for generating problem-dependent ORIGEN-S cross-section libraries. ORIGEN-ARP provides an easy-to-use menu-driven input processor. This new sequence is two orders of magnitude faster than SAS2H while conserving the

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

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    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

    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.

  19. Low-cost and easy experiment to study the electromechanical resonance of piezoelectric ceramics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Santana-Gil; A. Pela´iz-Barranco; L. Rodri´guez-Lo´pez

    2005-01-01

    An easy and low-cost experiment is presented to characterize the electromechanical resonance of piezoelectric ceramics. By using virtual instrumentation two instruments are substituted simultaneously: an oscilloscope and a frequency-meter. This is accomplished by using a personal computer, a data acquisition card and LabVIEW as programming environment. The experiment has been developed as a contribution to improve the researchers on piezoelectric

  20. Easy axis dispersion in high moment Fe-Co-Ni thin films electrodeposited on various underlayers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaomin Liu; G. Zangari

    2002-01-01

    Summary form only given The high frequency performance of write heads depends on the easy axis dispersion of the pole materials. in this work soft, high moment Fe-Co-Ni films (50-1200 nm thick) were electrodeposited on non-magnetic (100 nm Cu), ferromagnetic F (100 nm Fe20Ni80), antiferromagnetic AF (10 nm FeMn), and composite AF\\/F (F on top) underlayers in order to investigate

  1. For Easy and Quick Deglycosyla on of IgG, at a Spin-column Format.

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    For Easy and Quick Deglycosyla on of IgG, at a Spin-column Format. deGlycITTM microspin columns for deglycosyla on of up to 0.5 mg IgG in less than 30 minutes. deGlycITTM MicroSpin Remove lid. Centrifuge 200xg for 1 minute to re- move the preserva ve liquid. Add 100 uL of solu- on containing your IgG. Cap

  2. EasyKSORD: A Platform of Keyword Search Over Relational Databases

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    Zhaohui Peng; Jing Li; Shan Wang

    2009-01-01

    Keyword Search Over Relational Databases (KSORD) enables casual users to use keyword queries (a set of keywords) to search\\u000a relational databases just like searching the Web, without any knowledge of the database schema or any need of writing SQL\\u000a queries. Based on our previous work, we design and implement a novel KSORD platform named EasyKSORD for users and system administrators

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

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    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

    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.

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

    PubMed Central

    Denzen, Ellen M; Santibáńez, 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

    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. PMID:21806948

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

  6. Introducing Academic Writing Tips Writing in a second language is not an easy task, especially when an

    E-print Network

    Kölsch, Mathias

    , "hard writing is easy reading." In other words writing well is not easy. Revising requires a great deal it requires the student to think critically, while analyzing the quality of work objectively. To write well, and more interesting?" Writing instructors try to foster this critical thinking by reminding students

  7. SQL Server 2005 Express The fast and easy way to develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications.

    E-print Network

    Bernstein, Phil

    SQL Server 2005 Express The fast and easy way to develop and deploy dynamic data-driven applications. Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2005 Express Edition is the free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server, the leading relational database management system. Build Flexible

  8. Performance of simple integrated media access (SIMA)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ruutu, Jussi P. O.; Kilkki, Kalevi

    1997-10-01

    Simple integrated media access (SIMA) is a new service category for packet based communications systems, such as ATM or IP. SIMA offers a simple way to introduce easy charging, real time support and increase in the capacity of networks. According to the SIMA concept each customer shall define only two issues before a connection establishment: a nominal bit rate (NBR) and the selection between real-time and non-real- time classes. NBR forms the basis of charging and defines how the network capacity is divided among different connections during overload situations. The ratio of momentary bit rate of the source and NBR defines for each individual cell a priority level that is used to select the cells to be discarded under congestion. Simulation results are described about the cell loss as a function of priority level of a cell. SIMA can be also be equipped with a priority feedback system that informs traffic sources about the condition of the network. Results on the performance of sources using this information are published. This paper also presents some simulations on a SIMA network that uses packet discarding. Simulations presented in this paper show that SIMA is capable of fulfilling requirements for the future broadband Internet networks.

  9. National Center for Media Engagement

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  10. [Eating disorders and mass media].

    PubMed

    Peroutsi, A; Gonidakis, F

    2011-01-01

    During the last 50 years, eating disorders have developed to a complicated and widespread medical and social issue. The latest research results indicate that eating disorders have a quite complicated and multifactorial etiology. According to the multifactorial etiological model, the impact of mass media can be regarded mainly as a precipitating factor. The literature review showed that mass media have a considerable impact on the development and perpetuation of eating disorders. Mass media contribute to the promotion of the thinness ideal as a way to achieve social approval, recognition and success. Mass media also promote dieting and food deprivation, as a successful way of life or as a socially agreeable practice. Furthermore, the literature review showed that mass media remain the main source of information about eating disorders. Considering the above result, mass media could play a major role in the promotion of prevention practices and early diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. PMID:21971198

  11. Engineering Media Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. Thermal transfer recording media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1988-08-01

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

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

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    von Feilitzen, Cecilia; Bucht, Catharina

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

  14. Adolescent sexuality and the media.

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    Strasburger, V C

    1989-06-01

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

  15. Chronic suppurative otitis media

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Chronic suppurative otitis media

    PubMed Central

    2007-01-01

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

  17. 1 Media and Public Affairs MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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    Vertes, Akos

    of Arts with majors in journalism and mass communication and in political communication. Entering freshmen://bulletin.gwu.edu/arts-sciences/ media-public-affairs/ba-journalism-mass-communication) · Bachelor of Arts with a major in political communication (http://bulletin.gwu.edu/arts-sciences/media-public-affairs/ ba-political-communication

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

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    Williams, Dwight A., Jr.

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

  19. Social Media as Collaborative Media in Workplace Learning

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    Thomas, Kristopher J.; Akdere, Mesut

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Watching Media Learning: Making Sense of Media Education.

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    Buckingham, David, Ed.

    Media education is expanding, both as a subject in its own right, and as a cross-curricular theme. Based on detailed classroom research, this book identifies the rewards and achievements, as well as the difficulties and contradictions, of teaching about the media in Great Britain. Four major themes emerge: the process of teaching and learning; the…

  1. Social Media Mining: Fundamental Issues and Challenges

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    Liu, Huan

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

  2. Social media guidelines for students 1. INTRODUCTION

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    Harman, Neal.A.

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

  3. Media events: The case of international terrorism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gabriel Weimann

    1987-01-01

    Media?oriented terrorism has stirred growing interest in the communication strategy of modern terrorism and in the quantity, forms, and consequences of media coverage of terrorist events. One limitation of previous analyses is the lack of a theoretical framework to pinpoint the uniqueness of terrorism as media drama, and the commonalities with other kinds of media drama. A theoretical media?event framework

  4. Advanced infrastructure — based streaming media overlay networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Bolic; Z. Begic; S. Zoric

    2009-01-01

    Technology advances are giving people increasingly immersive multimedia experiences in their home entertainment systems, on their portable media players, on their desktop and laptop computers, and even on their mobile phones. A media overlay can enable new media capabilities in the network, while improving the end-user media performance and the system-wide efficiency of the network for both its media and

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

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    Stockie, John

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

  6. swinburne.edu.au Digital Media

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    Liley, David

    ;}}Lead the digital revolution Digital media is revolutionising the way we access information, do businessswinburne.edu.au Digital Media }2014 Degrees and diplomas #12;#12;}Study areas Animation Digital and interactive games Digital media Digital media design Digital media technology Games and interactivity Games

  7. Nano fabrication approaches for patterned magnetic recording media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Choi, Chulmin

    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 magnetization. The direction of magnetization is interpreted as a binary 1 or 0. Some of the main technical issues in the BPM include the difficulty in fabricating small nano-island arrays in a periodic fashion over large areas, reliability/reproducibility of magnetic bit characteristics, wear and head flyability issue which is associated with the media surface roughness, and processing cost. This thesis deals with investigation of various fabrication approaches, nanostructural features, and magnetic properties for the bit patterned media. In Chapter 1, the science and technology of patterned magnetic recording media are discussed. In Chapter 2, fabrication of an array of high-coercivity magnetic Co/Pd multilayered islands using pre-patterned Si nanopillars template is described. The Si nanopillars have been prepared by advanced electron beam lithography (EBL) and reactive ion etching (RIE). In Chapter 3, the flying instability of the read/write recording head-slider on the topographically rough surfaces of the nano-patterned media is discussed, and technical approaches to overcome such a problem is described, such as planarization of nanopatterned topography by refilling the trenches and flatten the surface of the BPM. I have investigated the head flyability on BPM by fabricating nano pillar geometry with different topography. For flyability testing that requires a relatively large area, I have also fabricated nano pillars on 2.5 inch glass disks with a distribution of pillar size and periodicity using the "silver ball-up process" and RIE. The process, structure and properties of planarized vs. non-planarized nano fabricated and imprinted BPM, are described in Chapter 4. A Si substrate was spin-coated with a thin PMMA layer, and a periodic island array was made by nano-imprinting lithography (NIL) with the patterned nanofeatures. The subsequent pattern transfer to the Si substrate was performed by using RIE process. A Co/Pd multilayer film was sputtered on the pre-patterned substrate. A HSQ layer was first spin coated on the patterned media to fill the trenches and subsequently re-etched by RIE to remove the overfilled regions on the substrate for planarization. In Chapter 5, the effect of magnetic island geometry on switching field distribution is discussed.

  8. Sex Research and the Media --1 Turning Sexual Science into News: Sex Research and the Media

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    assessed include: reporting accuracy; sex researchers' comfort with various topics, media, and journalistsSex Research and the Media -- 1 Turning Sexual Science into News: Sex Research and the Media@indiana.edu Keywords: SEX RESEARCH; SEXUALITY; MEDIA; JOURNALISM; MEDIA TRAINING #12;Sex Research and the Media -- 2

  9. Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising.

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    Henry, Laurie

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

  10. Media and Technology. Section IV.

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    Fiorito, Eunice; And Others

    This document contains three papers about media and technology presented at a national conference on the nonwhite disabled. In "Overcoming" (E. Fiorito and J. Doherty), a comparison is made between treatment of blacks and the disabled as inferior citizens. Ways in which both populations can work more closely with the media to promote awareness and…

  11. The Media and the Message.

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    Cook, Glenn

    2001-01-01

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

  12. Teachers Need Media Literacy, Too!

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    Goetze, Sandra K.; Brown, Diane S.; Schwarz, Gretchen

    2005-01-01

    If media literacy is to become part of the K-12 school experience, enabling transformation in both curriculum and teaching, then teachers need to become literate first. Teachers cannot teach what they have not learned, and learned to value, themselves. Although more American teachers are becoming knowledgeable about media literacy, much remains to…

  13. Digital Media and Emergent Literacy

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    Hisrich, Katy; Blanchard, Jay

    2009-01-01

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

  14. Digital Media Stories for Persuasion

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    Leopold, Lisa

    2010-01-01

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

  15. Using Social Media in Exercises

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    Donaldson, Jeff

    2014-04-28

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

  16. Introduction to Media Literacy History

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    Bordac, Sarah Evelyn

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  18. Mass Media and Adult Education.

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    Niemi, John A., Ed.

    Some important developments affecting the use of the mass media in adult education are described in this collection of papers. A paper by Dr. George Gordon accuses educators of lacking imagination in their whole approach to adult education, especially in their use of the media. Dr. Robert Carlson's paper delineates the history of educational…

  19. Radiation transport in diffractive media

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    Mattias Marklund

    2005-03-24

    We consider radiation transport theory applied to non-dispersive but refractive media. This setting is used to discuss Minkowski's and Abraham's electromagnetic momentum, and to derive conservation equations independent of the choice of momentum definition. Using general relativistic kinetic theory, we derive and discuss a radiation gas energy-momentum conservation equation valid in arbitrary curved spacetime with diffractive media.

  20. Mass Media in the Classroom.

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    Firth, Brian

    The teacher is provided with a range of practical suggestions for teaching about mass media. Chapters are devoted to the press, magazines, television, advertising, and film. The author argues that the teacher must start from the place of the various media in the lives of the children and not from a desire to instruct the children as to what they…

  1. Ethnic Diversity: Challenging the Media.

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

    1988-01-01

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

  2. ADSORPTION MEDIA FOR ARSENIC REMOVAL

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  3. You and the Mass Media.

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    Franza, August

    This student workbook provides information about mass media and invites students to consider and respond to that information. Students are encouraged to use reading, writing, researching, critical thinking, interpreting, and debating skills in their responses. The book is organized into 8 chapters: (1) "The World of Media"; (2) "Television: Is…

  4. Media and Young Children's Learning

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

    2008-01-01

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

  5. Media power and climate change

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    Corbett, Julia B.

    2015-04-01

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

  6. A Generation Immersed in Media

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    Azzam, Amy M.

    2006-01-01

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

  7. Media Advocacy. Technical Assistance Packet.

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    Join Together, Boston, MA.

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Louise Spear-Swerling

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Srivastava, Ashok N.; Barton, Phil

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Facile fabrication of a superhydrophobic fabric with mechanical stability and easy-repairability.

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    Zhu, Xiaotao; Zhang, Zhaozhu; Yang, Jin; Xu, Xianghui; Men, Xuehu; Zhou, Xiaoyan

    2012-08-15

    The poor mechanical stability of superhydrophobic fabrics severely hindered their use in practical applications. Herein, to address this problem, we fabricated a superhydrophobic fabric with both mechanical stability and easy-repairability by a simple method. The mechanical durability of the obtained superhydrophobic fabric was evaluated by finger touching and abrasion with sandpaper. The results show that rough surface textures of the fabric were retained, and the fabric surface still exhibited superhydrophobicity after tests. More importantly, when the fabric lost its superhydrophobicity after a long-time abrasion, it can be easily rendered with superhydrophobicity once more by a regeneration process. PMID:22652590

  12. Interfacial phenomena in apolar media

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    Eicke, H.; Parfitt, G.D.

    1986-01-01

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

  13. 28 CFR 540.47 - Media visits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Media visits. 540.47 Section 540.47 Judicial...COMMUNITY Visiting Regulations § 540.47 Media visits. Requirements for media visits are governed by the provisions on...

  14. 1st December 2011 Social Media Guidelines

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    Edinburgh, University of

    1st December 2011 Social Media Guidelines for staff and researchers #12;University of Edinburgh - Social Media Guidelines Page 2 of 15 Table of contents 1. Overview..........................................................................................................4 2. Personal participation in social media

  15. Sustainability: American Public Media

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  16. Combustion in porous media

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

    1999-09-01

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

  17. Social Media's New Role in Emergency Management

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    Ethan Huffman; Sara Prentice

    2008-03-01

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

  18. Mass Media Orientations among Hispanic Youth

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bradley S. Greenberg; Carrie Heeter

    1983-01-01

    This five-city survey of southwestern Mexican American youth focuses on media behaviors, functions and preferences, comparing media orientations of Hispanic boys and girls in the 5th and 10th grades. Both Spanish and English-language media orientations are assessed. Access to media, media use, and media content preferences for television, radio, records and tapes, newspapers, magazines, comic books and movies are detailed,

  19. Variational approach versus accessible soliton approximation in nonlocal, nonlinear media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aleksi?, Branislav N.; Aleksi?, Najdan B.; Petrovi?, Milan S.; Strini?, Aleksandra I.; Beli?, Milivoj R.

    2014-09-01

    We discuss differences between the variational approach to solitons and the accessible soliton approximaion in a highly nonlocal, nonlinear medium. We compare results of both approximations by considering the same system of equations in the same spatial region, under the same boundary conditions. We also compare these approximations with the numerical solution of the equations. We find that the variational highly nonlocal approximation provides more accurate results and, as such, is a more appropriate solution than the accessible soliton approximation. The accessible soliton model offers a radical simplification in the treatment of highly nonlocal, nonlinear media, with easy comprehension and convenient parallels to a quantum harmonic oscillator, however, with a hefty price tag: a systematic numerical discrepancy of up to 100% with the numerical results.

  20. A quick and easy method to identify bacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Pennanec, Xaviera; Dufour, Alain; Haras, Dominique; Réhel, Karine

    2010-02-01

    Concerns with water quality have increased in recent years, in part due to the more frequent contamination of water by pathogens like E. coli and L. pneumophila. Current methods for the typing of bacteria in water samples are based on culture of samples on specific media. These techniques are time-consuming, subject to the impact of interferents and do not totally meet all the requirements of prevention. There is a need for accurate and rapid identification of these microorganisms. This report deals with the detection of bacteria, more precisely of Legionella spp., and the development of an analytical strategy for a rapid and unambiguous identification of these pathogens in water from diverse origins. Therefore, a protein mass mapping using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry (MALDI MS) of whole bacteria combined with a home-made database of bacteria spectra is applied. A large variety of different bacteria and microorganisms is used to approach the actual composition of samples with numerous interferents. The objective is to propose a universal method for sampling preparation before MALDI MS analysis and optimised spectrometric conditions for reproducible intense peaks. Several experimental factors known to influence signal quality such as time and media of culture have been studied. The proposed method gives promising results for a sure differentiation of Legionella species and subspecies and a rapid identification of bacteria which are the most dangerous or difficult to eradicate. This method is easy to perform with an excellent reproducibility. The analytical protocol and the corresponding database were validated on samples from different origins (cooling tower, plumbing hot water). PMID:20049880

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

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    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

    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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    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.

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

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

    2009-12-01

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

  4. Rotation of easy axis in training effect and recovery of exchange bias in ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers

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    Qiu, X P; Zhou, S M; Chantrell, R; O'Grady, K; Nowak, U; Du, J; Bai, X J

    2007-01-01

    For ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers, rotation of the easy axis has been \\textit{for the first time} observed during measurements of training effect and the recovery of exchange bias using FeNi/FeMn system. These salient phenomena strongly suggest irreversible motion of antiferromagnet spins during subsequent measurements of hysteresis loops. It is found that the rotation of the easy axis can partly account for the training effect and the recovery of the exchange bias.

  5. Childhood obesity and the media.

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    Hingle, Melanie; Kunkel, Dale

    2012-06-01

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

  6. Diffusion in heterogeneous media

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    Zhang, Y.; Liu, L.

    2012-12-01

    Diffusion in heterogeneous media has been investigated for over forty years. However, the fundamental equations for bulk (effective) diffusivity in multi-phase systems were incorrect because of the use of an inappropriate similarity between diffusion and other physical properties such as thermal conductivity. The mistake has permeated through the literature and textbooks. Specifically, the role of concentration partitioning between different phases in diffusion was not considered in such similarity relations. In this work, we present the correct method to derive such relations in heterogeneous media. Barrer [1] used the similarity between diffusivity and thermal conductivity to derive the relation between the bulk (effective) diffusivity and the individual-phase diffusivities. The approach was followed by many others [2-4]. Unfortunately the similarity approach by Barrer [1] is incorrect because there is also dissimilarity. The key difference is that, even though heat conduction and mass diffusion are characterized by a similar flux equation, in heat conduction, T is continuous across phase boundaries, whereas in diffusion, C is usually not continuous across phase boundaries. The concentration in each phase plays a major role in controlling the contribution by the phase to the bulk diffusive flux and hence the bulk diffusivity. For example, if the concentration of a component in a phase is very low, even if the diffusivity in the phase is high, the contribution of diffusion in that phase to the bulk diffusion flux can still be negligible. Hence, previous models for diffusivity in composite materials or multi-mineral rocks, no matter how sophisticated, are fundamentally wrong because the foundation is a mistake. Correcting the mistake is straightforward. The mass flux can be written in terms of chemical potential and mobility [5,6]. Because chemical potential is continuous across phase boundaries, the relation between bulk mobility and individual-phase mobilities is the same as that between bulk heat conductivity and individual-phase heat conductivities. That is, all previous relations for diffusion cannot be directly applied to diffusivities, but can be applied to mobilities. Then, from the relation between diffusivity and mobility, the correct equations can be obtained, as will be shown in the presentation. [1] Barrer (1968) Diffusion in Polymers, Academic Press, 165. [2] Crank (1975) The Mathematics of Diffusion, Clarendon Press. [3] Brady (1983) Am. J. Sci. 283A, 181. [4] Torquato et al. (1999) J. Appl. Phys. 85, 1560. [5] Lesher (1994) J Geophys. Res. 99, 9585. [6] Zhang (1993) J Geophys. Res. 98, 11901.

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

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

    1988-01-01

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

  8. QuantSeq 3'mRNA sequencing for RNA quantification QuantSeq provides an easy protocol to generate highly strand-specific next-generation sequencing

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    Cai, Long

    QuantSeq 3'mRNA sequencing for RNA quantification QuantSeq provides an easy protocol to generate the expenditures in these areas. Sample preparation. QuantSeq is a fast and easy protocol that generates NGS

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. PREFACE: Granular media

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    Nicodemi, Mario

    2005-06-01

    Granular materials are of great importance to many industrial and natural processes, and thus attract considerable attention over a broad range of disciplines, from engineering to chemical and physical sciences. As their physical properties are different from known thermal systems, they also raise deep basic scientific issues. This special issue of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter collects together a group of papers from leading researchers in the physics community which discuss recent new findings and ideas introduced in this rapidly evolving field. Although many topics are still not fully developed, the last decade has witnessed an increasing understanding of a variety of theoretical and experimental issues, ranging from the properties of granular packing, stress distribution and force networks to the dynamics and rheology of granular flow, instabilities and jamming; from the statistical mechanics of granular packs, fluids and gases to applications to problems of geophysical and industrial relevance. The papers in this issue provide an introduction to these topics, summarizing the state-of-the-art and addressing some of the many, still open, questions by featuring an up-to-date presentation of new developments. A deeper test of the theories discussed here and an understanding of the new experimental results reported are certainly among the relevant open research directions ahead in this field. I wish to thank all the contributing authors to this special issue of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter devoted to granular media.

  11. Knowledge Media Laboratory

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

  12. Palliative social media.

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    Taubert, Mark; Watts, Gareth; Boland, Jason; Radbruch, Lukas

    2014-03-01

    The uses of social media have become ubiquitous in contemporary society at an astonishingly fast-paced rate. The internet and in particular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are now part of most people's vocabulary and are starting to replace many face-to-face interactions. The online world, in particular, is alive with discussions, comments and anecdotes about the topics of illness, disease, hospitals, death and dying. The topic of death and dying had in the not too distant past been seen as taboo, but willingness and need to talk openly about it appears to be on the increase. In parallel to this, many public awareness campaigns are highlighting society's need to be more prepared for dying and death. This will have a significant impact on the way terminally ill patients and their families approach the last years, months and weeks of their lives and how they might expect palliative health and social care professionals working with them through these difficult periods to interact with them. We pay particular attention to the areas of digital posterity creation and memorialisation within the wider holistic context of end-of-life care. PMID:24644766

  13. American Abroad Media

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

  14. Public Perception of Media Accuracy

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    Wilson, C. Edward; Howard, Douglas M.

    1978-01-01

    Reports on a Canadian study of the public perception of media accuracy, in which it was determined that respondents perceived television news as more accurate than both newspaper and radio news by a convincing margin. (GW)

  15. Local Experts in Social Media 

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    Bachani, Vandana

    2013-12-04

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

  16. Kids & Media @ The New Millennium

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    1999-01-01

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

  17. Steady flow through porous media

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    Greenkorn, R.A.

    1981-07-01

    The movement of materials through porous media is of interest in many disciplines: in chemical engineering - adsorption, chromatography, filtration, flow in packed columns, ion exchange, reactor-engineering; in petroleum engineering - displacement of oil with gas, water and miscible solvents including surface-active agent solutions and description of reservoirs; in hydrology - movement of trace pollutants in water systems, recovery of water for drinking and irrigation, saltwater encroachment into freshwater reservoirs; in soil physics - movement of water, nutrients, and pollutants into plants; and in biophysics. This work reviews the fundamentals of steady flow through porous media. It discusses the pseudotransport coefficients permeability, capillary pressure, and dispersion and relates these coefficients to the geometry of porous media. It discusses single-fluid flow, multifluid immiscible flow, and multifluid miscible flow including the effects of heterogeneity, nonuniformity, and anisotropy of media. 104 references.

  18. Media representation of maternal neonaticide

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    Lewis, Jocelyn Renee

    2008-10-10

    committing the criminal act of maternal neonaticide. These media representations of maternal neonaticide could impact the criminal justice system and public policy. Questions of accuracy, gendered understandings of crime and gendered understanding...

  19. New Media in Medical Education.

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    Agocs, Laszlo; Modis, Laszlo

    1994-01-01

    A Hungarian medical school is providing its students the means for self-education by connecting a media center to its medical education units and engaging in an instructional system which features problem-based learning. (AEF)

  20. Capillary Fracturing in Granular Media

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    Holtzman, Ran

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

  1. Microlaser made of disordered media

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    Cao, H.; Xu, J. Y.; Seelig, E. W.; Chang, R. P. H.

    2000-05-01

    We have fabricated microlasers with disordered semiconductor nanoparticles. The physical mechanism of optical confinement is based on Anderson localization of light in micrometer-sized random media. Pulsed lasing occurs around 380 nm at room temperature under optical pumping.

  2. 3M Optical Storage Media

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    Davies, David H.

    1983-11-01

    To be successful the emerging technology of optical information storage must provide the end user with both significant performance advantage and cost advantage. The forces that drive the media to low cost are to a certain extent contradictory to those parameters that result in a low cost drive. The 3M media construction is an approach that preserves the low cost potential of a plastic molded disc and yet allows low end drive operation.

  3. Streaming Media Mark D. Hendricks

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    Farritor, Shane

    §Mobile devices (iOS and Android) #12;Bandwidth §Means less as time progresses, but still a factor://byf.unl.edu - uses JW Player, flash plugin and JavaScript. Good solution until html5 Does not work on iOS devices #12;iOS/Android Devices #12;Ed Media Video Production #12;Ed Media Stream Request Form #12;#12;Mark D

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-05-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Subhi, Yousif; Todsen, Tobias; Konge, Lars

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2006-02-01

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

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

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    Ramraj, V., E-mail: varun@strubi.ox.ac.uk [The Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7BN (United Kingdom); Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Evans, G. [Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Diprose, J. M.; Esnouf, R. M. [The Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7BN (United Kingdom)

    2012-12-01

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

  11. Noncollinear ferromagnetic easy axes in spin valves induced by oblique deposition

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    Rodriguez, Roberto; Bueno, Thiago; Parreiras, Daniel; Michea, Sebastian; Araujo, Mario; Macedo, Waldemar; Krambrock, Klaus; Pianago, Roberto

    2015-03-01

    In this work we investigate the magnetic properties of Py/Ru/FeCo/IrMn spin valves grown by oblique magnetron sputtering. The in-plane angular dependence of the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) was used to obtain the relevant magnetic anisotropies. As we show, the deposition geometry employed in the sample preparation setup can be used to induce noncollinear easy axes of the ferromagnetic (FM) layers of the spin valve. We could directly observe the non-collinearity on the symmetry shift of the angular dependence of the FMR resonances fields of the two FM layers. The observations of the present study suggest that, by combining oblique deposition and appropriate angles of incidence of the deposition flux, the uniaxial (and unidirectional) axes of individual FM layers can be precisely engineered in spin valve fabrication.

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

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    Nelson, Andrew

    2010-11-01

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

  13. As easy to move as a feather: perception of lightness as ease to move.

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    Wagman, Jeffrey B

    2015-01-01

    When perception by touch is couched in terms of movement, perception of heaviness can be understood as perception of difficulty to move. This experiment further investigated this proposal as well as the corollary proposal that perception of lightness may be understood as perception of ease to move. Blindfolded participants wielded weighted objects and rated how heavy or light each object felt and how difficult or easy each object was to move. Ratings of heaviness and difficulty to move were analogously constrained by movement-relevant variables. Ratings of lightness and ease-to-move were also analogously constrained by such variables, but in the opposite manner. Conventional descriptors such as heaviness or lightness may be inappropriate for a principled understanding of perception by touch. PMID:25531444

  14. Slow magnetic relaxation in mononuclear seven-coordinate cobalt(ii) complexes with easy plane anisotropy.

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    Chen, Lei; Chen, Shu-Yang; Sun, Yi-Chen; Guo, Yu-Mei; Yu, Lu; Chen, Xue-Tai; Wang, Zhenxing; Ouyang, Z W; Song, You; Xue, Zi-Ling

    2015-07-01

    Two mononuclear seven-coordinate cobalt(ii) complexes [Co(L)3(NO3)2] (L = 4-tert-butylpyridine, 1; L = isoquinoline, 2) were prepared and structurally analyzed by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The coordination spheres of 1 and 2 exhibit distorted pentagonal bipyramid geometry. Analysis of their direct-current magnetic data reveals the existence of easy plane anisotropy (D > 0) with a small transverse anisotropy (E), which was further confirmed by high-field electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR) spectroscopy. Field-induced slow magnetic relaxations were observed under the applied dc field in complexes 1 and 2 by alternating-current magnetic susceptibility measurements. Importantly, these complexes are new instances of mononuclear high-coordinate cobalt(ii)-based single-molecule magnets. PMID:26027953

  15. DEFEAT Heart Failure: Assessment and Management of Heart Failure in Nursing Homes Made Easy

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    Ahmed, Ali; Jones, Linda; Hays, Clare I.

    2008-01-01

    Heart failure (HF) in older adults presents challenges which are different in many ways than those for younger adults. Diagnosis of HF in older adults can be delayed due to attributing early symptoms to normal changes of aging, or in the setting of a normal ejection fraction, failing to appreciate diastolic heart failure. Moreover, treatment of HF in the elderly is often complicated by comorbidities and polypharmacy. The long-term care setting can present even more challenges, yet can be made easy by following a simple mnemonic DEFEAT-HF. After making a clinical Diagnosis and determining the Etiology, Fluid volume must be assessed to achieve euvolemia, and Ejection frAction must be determine to guide Therapy. PMID:18585640

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

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    Pertsev, Nikolay A.

    2013-01-01

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

  17. Carbon Nanotube Arrays with Strong Shear Binding-On and Easy Normal Lifting-Off

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    Qu, Liangti; Dai, Liming; Stone, Morley; Xia, Zhenhai; Wang, Zhong Lin

    2008-10-01

    The ability of gecko lizards to adhere to a vertical solid surface comes from their remarkable feet with aligned microscopic elastic hairs. By using carbon nanotube arrays that are dominated by a straight body segment but with curly entangled top, we have created gecko-foot mimetic dry adhesives that show macroscopic adhesive forces of ~100 newtons per square centimeter, almost 10 times that of a gecko foot, and a much stronger shear adhesion force than the normal adhesion force, to ensure strong binding along the shear direction and easy lifting in the normal direction. This anisotropic force distribution is due to the shear-induced alignments of the curly segments of the nanotubes. The mimetic adhesives can be alternatively binding-on and lifting-off over various substrates for simulating the walking of a living gecko.

  18. Skyrmion fractionalization and merons in chiral magnets with easy-plane anisotropy

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    Lin, Shi-Zeng; Saxena, Avadh; Batista, Cristian D.

    2015-06-01

    We study the equilibrium phase diagram of ultrathin chiral magnets with easy-plane anisotropy A . The vast triangular skyrmion lattice phase that is stabilized by an external magnetic field evolves continuously as a function of increasing A into a regime in which nearest-neighbor skyrmions start overlapping with each other. This overlap leads to a continuous reduction of the skyrmion number from its quantized value Q =1 and to the emergence of antivortices at the center of the triangles formed by nearest-neighbor skyrmions. The antivortices also carry a small "skyrmion number" QA?1 that grows as a function of increasing A . The system undergoes a first order phase transition into a square vortex-antivortex lattice at a critical value of A . Finally, a canted ferromagnetic state becomes stable through another first order transition for a large enough anisotropy A . Interestingly enough, this first order transition is accompanied by metastable meron solutions.

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

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    Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe

    2013-01-01

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

  20. Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy

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    Hammer, Rhonda

    2011-01-01

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

  1. Aerosol Loading Performance of Electret Filter Media

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    Leonard W. Barrett; Alan D. Rousseau

    1998-01-01

    In this study various types of flat sheet electret filter media including tribocharged polypropylene\\/acrylic, corona charged polypropylene, fibrillated electret film, and new advanced electret media have been compared with mechanical filter media (fiber glass) using aerosol filtration tests designed for particulate respirators. The number of layers, and thus the total mass and pressure drop, of the media were varied while

  2. Media Flows, Ethnicity, Racism and Xenophobia.

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    Downing, John D. H.; Husband, Charles

    1995-01-01

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

  3. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENT MEDIA COUNCIL

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    Provancher, William

    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENT MEDIA COUNCIL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES I. STUDENT MEDIA COUNCIL The Student Media Council (hereafter the Council) is a standing committee of the University of Utah appointed of the Board. The Council oversees all university-wide student media, products, related services, and business

  4. Communications and Marketing Social Media Marketing Guidelines

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Communications and Marketing Social Media Marketing Guidelines This document represents a general set of guidelines on the use of social media in marketing. It doesn't aim to cover details of individual services, or the use of social media tools in other forms of communication. What is social media

  5. Understanding Social Media with Machine Learning

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    Zhu, Xiaojin "Jerry"

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

  6. White Paper Using Social Media to Improve

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    Michigan, University of

    White Paper Using Social Media to Improve Organizational Communication & Efficiency Amy M. Young of Business, University of Michigan 2 Most businesses today use social media to enhance their competitive media and are using it to improve communication within their organization. When done right, social media

  7. Towards Streaming Media Traffic Monitoring and Analysis

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    Hun-Jeong Kang; Hong-Taek Ju; Myung-Sup Kim; James W. Hong

    Recently, a significant increase in streaming media traffic has occurred. This trend is fueled by a large number of Internet users, high bandwidth connections, and improved performance in PCs. It is important to monitor and analyze streaming media traffic. But most enterprises and ISPs cannot obtain exact information about streaming media traffic. Because the majority of streaming media applications use

  8. Media Literacy and Health Promotion for Adolescents

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    Bergsma, Lynda

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Muffled Drums: The News Media in Africa.

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    Hachten, William A.

    This book examines the news media of modern Africa--newspapers, radio, television, news agencies, and magazines. The first half of the book presents a general overview of African news media, including the following topics: the context of Africa as related to the media, the background of each form of media, government involvement, the patterns of…

  10. Media Violence: The Search for Solutions.

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    Thoman, Elizabeth

    1995-01-01

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

  11. Women and Society: The Mass Media.

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    Busby, Linda J.

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

  12. SLAC Social Media Office of Communications

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    Wechsler, Risa H.

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

  13. Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction

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    Simaan, Nabil

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

  14. Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction

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    Simaan, Nabil

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

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

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

    2014-04-01

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

  16. HISTORICIZING NEW MEDIA -1 Historicizing New Media: a content analysis of Twitter

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    , social media, personal writing, audience #12;HISTORICIZING NEW MEDIA - 2 Abstract This paper seeks the overemphasis on the new, suggesting that all media engage with older media and social practices (Gitelman, 2006 contemporary micro-blogging practices. Twitter is a popular social media service that allows people to share

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

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    Harms, Kyle E.

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

  18. The Reconstruction of the Global Media Marketplace

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    ROD CARVETH

    1992-01-01

    This article reviews the changing role of the U.S. media in the global media marketplace. Where once U.S. firms held international competitive advantage in the media industry, a number of developments—economic recession, global media mergers and acquisitions, legal and cultural import barriers in the European Community and Japan, and strategic miscalculations by U.S. media firms—have helped erode that competitive advantage.

  19. New media, old media: The technologies of international development

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    Ingle, Henry T.

    1986-09-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  1. An integrated web environment for fast access and easy management of a synchrotron beam line

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    Qian, Kun; Stojanoff, Vivian

    2007-11-01

    Tired of all the time spent on the phone or sending emails to schedule beam time? Why not make your own schedule when it is convenient to you? The integrated web environment at the NIGMS East Coast Structural Biology Research Facility allows users to schedule their own beam time as if they were making travel arrangements and provides staff with a set of toolkits for management of routine tasks. These unique features are accessible through the MediaWiki-powered home pages. Here we describe the main features of this web environment that have shown to allow for an efficient and effective interaction between the users and the facility.

  2. Media and young children's learning.

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

    2008-01-01

    Electronic media, particularly television, have long been criticized for their potential impact on children. One area for concern is how early media exposure influences cognitive development and academic achievement. Heather Kirkorian, Ellen Wartella, and Daniel Anderson summarize the relevant research and provide suggestions for maximizing the positive effects of media and minimizing the negative effects. One focus of the authors is the seemingly unique effect of television on children under age two. Although research clearly demonstrates that well-designed, age-appropriate, educational television can be beneficial to children of preschool age, studies on infants and toddlers suggest that these young children may better understand and learn from real-life experiences than they do from video. Moreover, some research suggests that exposure to television during the first few years of life may be associated with poorer cognitive development. With respect to children over two, the authors emphasize the importance of content in mediating the effect of television on cognitive skills and academic achievement. Early exposure to age-appropriate programs designed around an educational curriculum is associated with cognitive and academic enhancement, whereas exposure to pure entertainment, and violent content in particular, is associated with poorer cognitive development and lower academic achievement. The authors point out that producers and parents can take steps to maximize the positive effects of media and minimize the negative effects. They note that research on children's television viewing can inform guidelines for producers of children's media to enhance learning. Parents can select well-designed, age-appropriate programs and view the programs with their children to maximize the positive effects of educational media. The authors' aim is to inform policymakers, educators, parents, and others who work with young children about the impact of media, particularly television, on preschool children, and what society can do to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs. PMID:21338005

  3. Optical media standards for industry

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    Hallam, Kenneth J.

    1993-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Platelet storage media.

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    Gulliksson, H

    2014-10-01

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

  6. Fractional precursors in random media

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    Garnier, Josselin; Sřlna, Knut

    2010-01-01

    When a broadband pulse penetrates into a dissipative and dispersive medium, phase dispersion and frequency-dependent attenuation alter the pulse in a way that results in the appearance of a precursor field with an algebraic decay. We derive here the existence of precursors in non-dispersive, non-dissipative, but randomly heterogeneous and multiscale media. The shape of the precursor and its fractional power law decay with propagation distance depend on the random medium class. Three principal scattering precursor classes can be identified: (i) in exponentially decorrelating random media, and more generally in mixing random media, the precursor has a Gaussian shape and a peak amplitude that decays as the square root of the inverse of the propagation distance. (ii) In short-range correlation media, with rough multiscale medium fluctuations, the precursor has a skewed shape with a tail that exhibits an anomalous power law decay in time and a peak amplitude that exhibits an anomalous power law decay with propagation distance, both of which depend on the Hurst exponent that characterizes the roughness of the medium. (iii) In long-range correlation media with long-range memory, the situation mimics that of class (ii), but with modified power laws.

  7. Social media for lifelong learning.

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    Kind, Terry; Evans, Yolanda

    2015-04-01

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

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

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    Coelho, Pedro J.

    2014-09-01

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

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

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

    2015-05-15

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  11. CLEARPOND: Cross-Linguistic Easy-Access Resource for Phonological and Orthographic Neighborhood Densities

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    Marian, Viorica; Bartolotti, James; Chabal, Sarah; Shook, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Past research has demonstrated cross-linguistic, cross-modal, and task-dependent differences in neighborhood density effects, indicating a need to control for neighborhood variables when developing and interpreting research on language processing. The goals of the present paper are two-fold: (1) to introduce CLEARPOND (Cross-Linguistic Easy-Access Resource for Phonological and Orthographic Neighborhood Densities), a centralized database of phonological and orthographic neighborhood information, both within and between languages, for five commonly-studied languages: Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish; and (2) to show how CLEARPOND can be used to compare general properties of phonological and orthographic neighborhoods across languages. CLEARPOND allows researchers to input a word or list of words and obtain phonological and orthographic neighbors, neighborhood densities, mean neighborhood frequencies, word lengths by number of phonemes and graphemes, and spoken-word frequencies. Neighbors can be defined by substitution, deletion, and/or addition, and the database can be queried separately along each metric or summed across all three. Neighborhood values can be obtained both within and across languages, and outputs can optionally be restricted to neighbors of higher frequency. To enable researchers to more quickly and easily develop stimuli, CLEARPOND can also be searched by features, generating lists of words that meet precise criteria, such as a specific range of neighborhood sizes, lexical frequencies, and/or word lengths. CLEARPOND is freely-available to researchers and the public as a searchable, online database and for download at http://clearpond.northwestern.edu. PMID:22916227

  12. Perceiving racism in ambiguous situations: who relies on easy-to-use information?

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    Corning, Alexandra F; Bucchianeri, Michaela M

    2010-01-01

    In situations that are ambiguous with regard to the presence of discrimination, how do people arrive at their conclusions that discrimination has (or has not) taken place? This question was examined from a motivated social cognition perspective via the interaction of two factors: the prototype effect--the notion that ambiguously discriminatory behavior is more likely to be perceived as discriminatory when the executor is prototypical and the need for cognitive closure--the tendency to jump hastily to and seize on an answer. Results provided replicating evidence of the prototype effect among European American participants but not among African American participants. Specifically, European Americans were likely to perceive ambiguously racist behavior enacted by a prototypical executor (i.e., a White person) as more discriminatory than the same behavior exhibited by a non-prototypical executor (i.e., a Black person). African American participants, on the other hand, showed no reliance on this simple cognitive heuristic. Furthermore, results showed that European Americans with a higher need for cognitive closure were more likely to rely on the easy-to-use information offered by prototypes. These findings are discussed from a motivated social cognition perspective. PMID:20575334

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

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

    2015-06-01

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

  14. Fast and easy enzyme immobilization by photoinitiated polymerization for efficient bioelectrochemical devices.

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    Suraniti, Emmanuel; Studer, Vincent; Sojic, Neso; Mano, Nicolas

    2011-04-01

    Immobilization and electrical wiring of enzymes is of particular importance for the elaboration of efficient biosensors and can be cumbersome. Here, we report a fast and easy protocol for enzyme immobilization, and as a proof of concept, we applied it to the immobilization of bilirubin oxidase, a labile enzyme. In the first step, bilirubin oxidase is mixed with a redox hydrogel "wiring" the enzyme reaction centers to electrodes. Then, this adduct is covered by an outer layer of PEGDA made by photoinitiated polymerization of poly(ethylene-glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) and a photoclivable precursor, DAROCUR. This two-step protocol is 18 times faster than the current state-of-the-art protocol and leads to currents 25% higher. In addition, the outer layer of PEGDA acts as a protective layer increasing the lifetime of the electrode by 100% when operating continuously for 2000 s and by 60% when kept in dry state for 24 h. This new protocol is particularly appropriate for labile enzymes that quickly denaturate. In addition, by tuning the ratio PEGDA/DAROCUR, it is possible to make the enzyme electrodes even more active or more stable. PMID:21405108

  15. How do they make it look so easy? The expert orienteer's cognitive advantage.

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    Eccles, David W; Arsal, Guler

    2015-01-01

    Expertise in sport can appear so extraordinary that it is difficult to imagine how "normal" individuals may achieve it. However, in this review, we show that experts in the sport of orienteering, which requires on-foot navigation using map and compass through wild terrain, can make the difficult look easy because they have developed a cognitive advantage. Specifically, they have acquired knowledge of cognitive and behavioural strategies that allow them to circumvent natural limitations on attention. Cognitive strategies include avoiding peaks of demand on attention by distributing the processing of map information over time and reducing the need to attend to the map by simplifying the navigation required to complete a race. Behavioural strategies include reducing the visual search required of the map by physically arranging and rearranging the map display during races. It is concluded that expertise in orienteering can be partly attributed to the circumvention of natural limitations on attention achieved via the employment of acquired cognitive and behavioural strategies. Thus, superior performance in sport may not be the possession of only a privileged few; it may be available to all aspiring athletes. PMID:25156474

  16. Easy-to-read consumer communications: a missing link in Medicaid managed care.

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    Root, J; Stableford, S

    1999-02-01

    Effective consumer communication is key to successfully moving Medicaid recipients into managed care systems and realizing the promised cost savings from the upheaval. Yet, little attention has been paid to educating these consumers with easy-to-read materials. The Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Literacy Center, with the support of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., addressed the problem by offering three national skills training workshops called Writing for the Medicaid Market. The training was marketed to public and private organizations providing Medicaid managed care services, including state Medicaid officials, health benefit counselor staff (enrollment brokers), managed care plan (HMO) staff, and consumer advocates. The training addressed the core issue in health literacy: the mismatch between the low literacy skills of the target population and the high reading level of most health and managed care materials. Posttraining survey data revealed that training was successful in skill building, but also that it addressed only the tip of the iceberg. Faulty and/or nonexistent communication planning limits the success not only of Medicaid, but of other large health and social programs as well. The authors outline the broad scope of the national health literacy problem, share their posttraining survey data, discuss lessons extrapolated from both their data and their experience, and propose a national agenda to address a vast and generally ignored public problem. PMID:10342253

  17. Easy fabrication and resistivity-temperature behavior of an anisotropically conductive carbon nanotube-polymer composite.

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    Li, Bo; Zhang, Yi-Chuan; Li, Zhong-Ming; Li, Sha-Ni; Zhang, Xiao-Na

    2010-01-21

    An easy fabrication method comprising a slit die extrusion-hot stretch-quench process was used to make carbon nanotubes (CNTs) filled with anisotropically conductive polymer composite (ACPC). CNTs were first premixed with polycarbonate (PC) by coagulation and then melt mixed with polyethylene (PE). During extrusion, the CNT/PC/PE composite was subjected to hot stretching to make the CNT/PC phase form in situ an oriented conductive fibril assembly in the PE matrix. Finally the aligned CNT/PC short fibrils were quenched to preserve their structure. The resultant CNT/PC/PE composite exhibited strong anisotropy in conductivity. This method has the advantages of giving a highly oriented structure with good control of electrical anisotropy as well as the ability to be fabricated in a high rate manner. Temperature-resistivity behavior was investigated by observing the resistivity during isothermal treatment (IT) as well as nonisothermal treatment (NIT). Percolation behavior was seen in the isolated direction during the first IT at 180 degrees C. This was a result of a disordering-induced conductive network. In addition, the positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect attenuated with IT duration. This was seen in contrast to the remaining negative temperature coefficient (NTC). The unique evolution of PTC and NTC effects originated from the ACPC's special conductive network. It can be seen that this is composed of the originally connected "intrinsic pathway" and isolated "potential pathway". PMID:20030304

  18. Searching for Emergent Ferromagnetism in 2D systems with Random Easy Axis Anisotropy

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    Priour, Donald

    2015-03-01

    Using large scale Monte Carlo calculations, we determine if random anisotropy in the interactions among neighboring magnetic moments may stabilize long-range ferromagnetic order at finite temperatures in the case of XY and Heisenberg models on a two dimensional lattice where low energy excitations (e.g. spin waves) would eliminate bulk ferromagnetism for T > 0 . We include a magnetic anisotropy in the coupling among magnetic moments causing neighboring spins to preferentially align along a randomly directed axis with the extent of the preference specified by an anisotropy parameter ?. We determine the magnetic phase diagram with respect to ?, and we explore the possibility that intermediate anisotropy levels could support finite temperature ferromagnetism, which would be overwhelmed by thermally excited spin waves in the weak anisotropy regime (? << 1) and revert to a non-ferromagnetic phase for strong anisotropy (? >> 1) where the disordering influence of the randomly directed easy axes prevents magnetic moments from orienting in the same direction. In addition to finite size scaling analyses to extract critical exponents for any finite temperature ferromagnetic phase, we calculate the energy spectrum and density of states for spin waves.

  19. Microstructured barbs on the North American porcupine quill enable easy tissue penetration and difficult removal

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    Cho, Woo Kyung; Ankrum, James A.; Guo, Dagang; Chester, Shawn A.; Yang, Seung Yun; Kashyap, Anurag; Campbell, Georgina A.; Wood, Robert J.; Rijal, Ram K.; Karnik, Rohit; Langer, Robert; Karp, Jeffrey M.

    2012-01-01

    North American porcupines are well known for their specialized hairs, or quills that feature microscopic backward-facing deployable barbs that are used in self-defense. Herein we show that the natural quill’s geometry enables easy penetration and high tissue adhesion where the barbs specifically contribute to adhesion and unexpectedly, dramatically reduce the force required to penetrate tissue. Reduced penetration force is achieved by topography that appears to create stress concentrations along regions of the quill where the cross sectional diameter grows rapidly, facilitating cutting of the tissue. Barbs located near the first geometrical transition zone exhibit the most substantial impact on minimizing the force required for penetration. Barbs at the tip of the quill independently exhibit the greatest impact on tissue adhesion force and the cooperation between barbs in the 0–2 mm and 2–4 mm regions appears critical to enhance tissue adhesion force. The dual functions of barbs were reproduced with replica molded synthetic polyurethane quills. These findings should serve as the basis for the development of bio-inspired devices such as tissue adhesives or needles, trocars, and vascular tunnelers where minimizing the penetration force is important to prevent collateral damage. PMID:23236138

  20. Microstructured barbs on the North American porcupine quill enable easy tissue penetration and difficult removal.

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    Cho, Woo Kyung; Ankrum, James A; Guo, Dagang; Chester, Shawn A; Yang, Seung Yun; Kashyap, Anurag; Campbell, Georgina A; Wood, Robert J; Rijal, Ram K; Karnik, Rohit; Langer, Robert; Karp, Jeffrey M

    2012-12-26

    North American porcupines are well known for their specialized hairs, or quills that feature microscopic backward-facing deployable barbs that are used in self-defense. Herein we show that the natural quill's geometry enables easy penetration and high tissue adhesion where the barbs specifically contribute to adhesion and unexpectedly, dramatically reduce the force required to penetrate tissue. Reduced penetration force is achieved by topography that appears to create stress concentrations along regions of the quill where the cross sectional diameter grows rapidly, facilitating cutting of the tissue. Barbs located near the first geometrical transition zone exhibit the most substantial impact on minimizing the force required for penetration. Barbs at the tip of the quill independently exhibit the greatest impact on tissue adhesion force and the cooperation between barbs in the 0-2 mm and 2-4 mm regions appears critical to enhance tissue adhesion force. The dual functions of barbs were reproduced with replica molded synthetic polyurethane quills. These findings should serve as the basis for the development of bio-inspired devices such as tissue adhesives or needles, trocars, and vascular tunnelers where minimizing the penetration force is important to prevent collateral damage. PMID:23236138