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1

Editor's Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since its first issue in 1965 Metrologia has had just three editors, a history of tenure which suggests that those who hold the post find in it sufficient to interest, occupy, challenge and amuse them. I see no reason to doubt that this happy circumstance will continue and look forward to my own period as editor with the intention of

D A Blackburn

1990-01-01

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Expression editor  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

An expression editor for creating and editing mathematical formulas is implemented as a computer software program. Using the editor, a keyboard and mouse are used to perform actions that build and traverse mathematical structures with a single visual cue, either for the purpose of displaying mathematics in a document, performing a scientific computation, or any combination of the two.

2003-08-26

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New Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is an honour and a challenge to take up the editorship of the Messenger at this time of ESO's expanding role in European and worldwide astronomy. In order to mark the change, we have made a few adjustments to the appearance without departing from the overall style that Peter Shaver had evolved during his term as editor. I would like to thank Peter for gen-tly coaching me into the position and Jutta Boxheimer, the technical editor, for the high quality of the layout.

2007-03-01

4

New Editors for Eos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two new editors have been appointed to the Eos editorial board. José D. Fuentes of the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University is the new editor for atmospheric sciences. He succeeds Hassan Virji, who served as editor from mid-2006 to early 2010. David Halpern, a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who is currently on assignment at NASA headquarters in Washington, D. C., is the new editor for ocean sciences.

Richman, Barbara T.

2011-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Editor's Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since its first issue in 1965 Metrologia has had just three editors, a history of tenure which suggests that those who hold the post find in it sufficient to interest, occupy, challenge and amuse them. I see no reason to doubt that this happy circumstance will continue and look forward to my own period as editor with the intention of

D. A. Blackburn

1990-01-01

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Editor's Note (May 2003)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this edition of the Editor's Note, outgoing editor Joan McShane bids farewell to readers and ushers in a new era for NSTA. She reflects on the past 10 years and recounts technology being the most dramatic change in our classrooms and lives. She parts with wisdom on loving and encouraging our children whom are not only our future but our legacy.

Mcshane, Joan

2003-05-01

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Magnetotelluric Data, Southern San Luis Valley, Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The population of the San Luis Valley region is growing rapidly. The shallow unconfined and the deeper confined Santa Fe Group aquifer in the San Luis Basin is the main sources of municipal water for the region. Water shortfalls could have serious consequ...

J. M. Williams R. D. Rodriquez

2007-01-01

8

Editor's Note (January 2006)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This section provides notes from the field editor regarding several articles in the journal and offers anecdotes for making science available to all students, regardless of language, ability, and interest.

Ohana, Chris

2006-01-01

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New Water Watch Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new Eos editor for hydrology is Ivan Johnson, a water and soils engineering consultant from Arvada, Colo. He succeeds Mary Anderson, the editor for the last few years and the initiator of the special WaterWatch section in Eos. In taking over the job, Johnson stated, “I look forward to the assistance of all members of the AGU Hydrology Section in providing me with papers, meeting summaries, and news so I can maintain the excellent quality of reporting started by Mary.”

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Editor's Corner: Digital Frontiers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1960, JFK's rallying cry was "We stand at the edge of a New Frontier--the frontier of unfulfilled hopes and dreams." Our newest frontier is a digital one. It has changed the way we work, the way we shop, the way we communicate, and the way we get information about everything from health care to the latest news and scientific discoveries. In this month's Editor's Corner, the Field Editor discusses this "newest" frontier.

Metz, Steve

2006-10-01

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Editor's Corner: Community Collaboration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science activities that take students outside the school walls can combine the best aspects of service to the community, problem-based learning, and lessons in good citizenship. Over the past half-decade, The Science Teacher (TST) has published more than 50 articles featuring community partnership programs. The current issue takes you on a tour of community-teacher-student success stories from Virginia to Alaska and Hawaii, as noted by the Field Editor in this month's Editor's Corner. In addition, an overview of the upcoming focus themes for the 2006-2007 issues of TST is featured.

Metz, Steve

2006-04-01

12

Science, Politics, and Peer Review: An Editor’s Dilemma  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Psychologist is the official journal of the American Psychological Association. As such, it is a valued outlet for articles dealing with reviews of current topics in psychology, policy issues, and critiques of current research. S. O. Lilienfeld submitted a manuscript to the journal that was accepted by the ad hoc action editor; however, the action editor’s decision was

Richard McCarty

2002-01-01

13

Message from the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the first place I wish our readers, authors and referees a very good and fruitful 2007. There are also some issues that I would like to communicate to you.Change of EditorshipAfter five years as the Editor of Nuclear Fusion it is good to step down and hand the task over to another fusion scientist who will bring new ideas

F. C. Schüller

2007-01-01

14

Editors' Fall Picks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Library Journal's" review editors select fall titles readers won't want to miss--"Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service" (James McCommons); "Happy" (Alex Lemon); "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told" (Kenneth Turan & Joseph Papp); "In My Father's Shadow: A Daughter Remembers…

Heilbrun, Margaret; McCormack, Heather; Katterjohn, Anna; Kuzyk, Raya; Roncevic, Mirela; Fox, Bette-Lee; Hoffert, Barbara

2009-01-01

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Editor's Note (May 2004)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wherever you live, the weather provides a backdrop for studying science, and weather patterns play a critical role in our daily lives. They can determine everything from indoor recess to global economic patterns. This selection includes notes from the Field Editor of Science and Children about the study of weather with elementary students.

Ohana, Chris

2004-05-01

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Editors' Fall Picks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Library Journal's" review editors select fall titles readers won't want to miss--"Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service" (James McCommons); "Happy" (Alex Lemon); "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told" (Kenneth Turan & Joseph Papp); "In My Father's Shadow: A Daughter Remembers…

Heilbrun, Margaret; McCormack, Heather; Katterjohn, Anna; Kuzyk, Raya; Roncevic, Mirela; Fox, Bette-Lee; Hoffert, Barbara

2009-01-01

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Editors' Spring Picks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While they do not represent the rainbow of reading tastes American public libraries accommodate, Book Review editors are a wildly eclectic bunch. One look at their bedside tables and ereaders would reveal very little crossover. This article highlights an eclectic array of spring offerings ranging from print books to an audiobook to ebook apps. It…

Library Journal, 2011

2011-01-01

18

NBNews Editor's Choice Awards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An online newsletter, NBNews Editor's Choice Awards, an annotated listing of new Internet sites that is issued every ten days, has been added to the Internet Publications--Internet Webzines section of the Scout Toolkit. In addition, about one third of all the annotations in the Toolkit have been revised and updated in the last two weeks.

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From the editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the second issue for this year. We'd like to first thank our editorial board members Maryam Alavi, Brent Gallupe, Leyland Pitt, Laurie Schatzberg, Al Segars, and Rick Watson who all graciously agreed to help us out when we first began as co-editors of Data Base. Unfortunately, time does move quickly and their 3 year terms have come up.

2005-01-01

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Editor's Corner: Science Safety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With increasing emphasis on hands-on inquiry activities, teachers need to be as knowledgeable as possible about safety. Unfortunately, accidents in science classrooms are no exception! As a result, the theme of this issue of The Science Teacher (TST) is Science Safety. The Field Editor highlights several articles that address this theme and announces an ongoing "Spotlight on Safety" feature that will appear in upcoming issues of TST.

Metz, Steve

2005-09-01

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An online editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

An online, interactive system for text editing is described in detail, with remarks on the theoretical and experimental justification for its form. Emphasis throughout the system is on providing maximum convenience and power for the user. Notable features are its ability to handle any piece of text, the content-searching facility, and the character-by-character editing operations. The editor can be programmed

L. Peter Deutsch; Butler W. Lampson

1967-01-01

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Editor's Note (September 2004)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The act of having students commit to an outcome makes them think. It is different than oral brainstorming because everyone is accountable. Students may not volunteer exactly what they are thinking. Like everyone else, they may just summarize. Students deserve an opportunity to explain their answers, even if they seem far-fetched. This selection includes notes from the Field Editor of Science and Children on assessment tools and strategies.

Ohana, Chris

2004-09-01

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EDITORIAL: Editor's Farewell  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The completion of Volume 26, 1989, marked the end of my tenure as Editor of Metrologia. My association with the journal, its parent body the Comité International des Poids et Mesures, its host organization the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, the publishers Springer-Verlag and last (but by no means least) the Editorial Board, has been a pleasant one and I trust that the subscribers will have found the product to be generally satisfactory. There have been, it is true, some disappointments along the way and I shall mention two of these while expressing the hope that the new Editor will enjoy a greater success in their regard. First is the question of circulation, which has stayed dangerously low, although the shrinkage has tapered off in the most recent years. Because of the narrow public support, the costs of production are relatively high and this, through a consequently high subscription rate, tends to enshrine the unsatisfactory state of affairs. Modest schemes to broaden the journal's appeal and bring in a wider readership have foundered upon the first step, namely, that of procuring from staff members of the national standards laboratories the hoped-for articles which would discuss the state of the art in delivering the highest-quality measurement services to the public. However, some very interesting and bolder schemes are presently under discussion. I had also hoped to leaven the journal's content a little by regularly appearing articles on the latest developments within the great national laboratories. But, as with technical review articles, it has proven very difficult to find the right authors who can also spare the time, and only a few laboratories have found it possible to collaborate. In taking my leave, it remains for me to thank all the contributors, referees and readers for their support, to express the hope of an ever brighter future for Metrologia and to wish to the new Editor, Dr D A Blackburn, a happy and successful tenure.

Hudson, R. P.

1989-01-01

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Editor's Note (July 2006)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 19th century England, Luddites broke into factories at night to destroy the new, efficient machinery that threatened their jobs. The term has since been applied to anyone fearful or resistent to new technology. In this section the editor remarks on her once suspicious claims of new computer technology. But just like the exaggerated claims of some technology proponents, these fears are unfounded. Technology is broader than computer use. It is intertwined with our everyday lives from cars to kitchen appliances to pen and paper.

Ohana, Chris

2006-07-01

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Editor's Note (March 2003)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the "special, special" issue to which so many of us look forward every year. Indeed, you will find the lists of Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 and Libros de Ciencias en Espa�ol in this March issue. Books will always be important to children and it is our responsibility as educators to provide the stimulus and ignite the enthusiasm for reading for our children. This article includes notes from the field editor on the importance of instilling a value in reading and literacy in children.

Mcshane, Joan

2003-03-01

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Artificial Groundwater Recharge, San Luis Valley, Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Intense use of aquifers for irrigation waters has caused groundwater storage depletion in many areas of the arid and semi-arid west, including the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Artificial recharge is a means of alleviating this problem. To sh...

D. K. Sunada J. W. Warner D. J. Molden

1983-01-01

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OED: Object-Oriented Editor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the paper an object-oriented editor, called OED, is defined in the FranzLISP programming language. Though editors are usually associated with sets of functions to manipulate textfiles, in the work the term is being used to characterize a family of LISP...

J. C. Boudreaux

1987-01-01

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Editors in the Electronic Age.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for newspaper writers and editors, this collection of articles includes the following titles and authors: "VDTs, TV Haven't Shocked Editors" by Jay Rogers; "Opinions Vary on Electronics' Effect" by Bob Nordyke; "A Few Kind Words for the Censors" by Hugh A. Mulligan; "Those Awards Have Their Limitations" by Larry Fortner; "Obituaries Are…

Dye, Robert M., Ed.

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Program Manual for the Data Director Editor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Data Director editor is a powerful, multiuser editor that will aid in the development and modification of APT part programs, assembly-language programs, and other text. Some benefits of the editor are as follows: most of the editor is reentrant, allow...

P. R. McGoldrick

1977-01-01

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AYA Monograph Citations, Acknowledgements, Editors  

Cancer.gov

Ronald D. Barr, MB, ChB, MD Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology and Medicine McMaster University; Hamilton, Ontario National Cancer Institute and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Editor Lynn A. G.

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Luis de Florez and the Special Devices Division  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Dissertation presents the life of Luis de Florez and the World War II history of the Special Devices Division (SDD) of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics. Luis de Florez was a well known consulting engineer, aviation fuel expert, private pilot and reserve Naval officer. While on active duty in 1940, he received the assignment to improve the Navy's

Paul Louis Dawson

2005-01-01

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Reconstructing a Spanish Mission: San Luis de Talimali.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focuses on the reconstruction of the San Luis de Talimali, which was among the largest and most important missions in Spanish Florida with the Apalachee Indians as their parishioners. Describes the various structures found at San Luis: (1) the council house; (2) the chief's house; and (3) the church. (CMK)|

McEwan, Bonnie G.; Hann, John H.

2000-01-01

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San Luis Rey River Basin: Overview of Cultural Resources.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The drainage system of the San Luis Rey River is a region of major cultural and historic significance. Over 300 archeological sites and a number of recognized historic locations have been identified in the drainage. Any proposed project in the San Luis Re...

S. A. Cupples K. Hedges

1977-01-01

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How scientific must technical editors be.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As a senior technical editor in the Computing and Telecommunications Division at Argonne National Laboratory. I am responsible for a small technical editing group including regular staff, temporary editors, and interns. I have supervised some 22 technical...

C. M. Caruthers

1992-01-01

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Research Review: Magazine Editors and Editing Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews and critiques literature in the subfield of magazine editing research, chiefly biographical studies of individual editors and various types of studies of editorial practices, including surveys, magazine content analyses, and close qualitative examinations of editors' relationships with others. (SR)|

Jolliffe, Lee

1994-01-01

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Incoming Editor-in-Chief  

Microsoft Academic Search

When Professor Anders Bárány took over as the Executive Editor of Physica Scripta, in 1986, he talked of his trepidation at having to 'dress himself' in his predecessor's 'editorial coveralls'. At that time, they had been worn by Professor Nils Robert Nilsson, a major figure in the physics community, for almost 20 years. Just one year prior to this, Professor

Suzanne Lidström

2012-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

To begin, I would like to wish our readers, authors, referees and Board of Editors a successful and happy 2008 and thank them for their contributions to Nuclear Fusion in 2007. I took over the editorship of Nuclear Fusion in January, and the year has been one in which the community as a whole has been busier than ever with

Paul Thomas

2008-01-01

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New Editors Appointed for Water Resources Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Praveen Kumar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), the newly appointed editor in chief of Water Resources Research (WRR), heads the new team of editors for the journal. The other editors are Tom Torgersen (University of Connecticut, Groton), who continues his editorship; Tissa Illangasekare (Colorado School of Mines, Golden); Graham Sander (Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK); and John Selker (Oregon State University, Corvallis). Hoshin Gupta (University of Arizona, Tucson) will join WRR at the end of 2009. The new editors will begin receiving submissions immediately. The incoming editorial board thanks outgoing editors Marc Parlange, Brian Berkowitz, Amilcare Porporato, and Scott Tyler, all of whom will assist during the transition.

2009-03-01

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June 28, 2012 Luis Barreras 6405 North Federal Hwy. Ste. ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD 20993 June 28, 2012 Luis Barreras 6405 North Federal Hwy. Ste. 300B Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety

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Message from the Editor Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Whilst travelling to Vienna to hand over the Editorship of Nuclear Fusion to Ron Stambaugh, I jotted down a few ideas to put in a farewell message. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I find them almost identical to the remarks that Chris Schueller made in handing over to me five years ago. Both of us served in this role for five years, which seems like a good timescale to replace presidents and editors alike; just to allow a fresh approach. In addition, since I have been directly involved in ITER, I have found it increasingly difficult, due to time pressure, to give the journal the attention that it deserves. Therefore, I am very pleased that Ron Stambaugh has agreed to take over as Editor. Not only does he bring the experience as a leading figure in the US fusion programme but, in addition, he has all the contacts, worldwide, from his leadership of the ITPA. I am completely assured that the journal is in a highly competent pair of hands. Such a farewell should not lack my heartfelt thanks to all of those who have made being Editor of Nuclear Fusion so enjoyable and stimulating; readership, authors, referees, the Editorial Board and the NF Office alike. I wish Ron all the best for his tenure and have offered such help and support as I am able to give.

Thomas, Paul

2012-04-01

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Familiarizing with science editors' associations.  

PubMed

The number of science editors' associations is growing to resolve a variety of professional problems. The main objective of the associations is to educate their members by facilitating dissemination of information, publishing scholarly journals, books, networking of experts, and regular meetings. There are many science editing associations - general and specialized, traditional, and new. The article presents activities of some of these associations, which include upholding standards of science writing, editing, indexing, research reporting, peer review, editorial independence, and other editorial policies. PMID:22180273

Gasparyan, Armen Yuri

2011-12-15

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Editor's Roundtable: Taking the time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers can enrich students' lives by making outdoor experiences part of their curriculum. How many trips and how long each experience lasts is determined by individual sensibilities and influenced by administrative support and policy constraints. In this issue's Editor's Roundtable, the importance of incorporating nature studies and experiences into the curriculum for students, whether they be elementary kids, middle schoolers, adults in community classes, or teachers in a graduate course, is discussed.

Stiles, John

2005-10-01

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Editor's Roundtable: Life in balance  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The connection between the functions and processes of an organism's body system and its survival is a fundamental concept that all students need to understand. This issue of Science Scope presents a collection of activities that can help you teach your middle school students about regulation and behavior in organisms--a few are highlighted in this month's Editor's Roundtable column. You'll also find a selection of letters addressed to authors of previous Science Scope articles along with their responses.

2007-04-01

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Enhancing XEDIT as a an APL Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

While APL2 provides a built-in editor, under VM it also offers a convenient interface to XEDIT, the VM system editor. XEDIT is an incredibly powerful general-purpose editor, well worth mastering for its many uses outside the APL environment. But it is missing some facilities specifically tailored for APL function editing. This paper describes a solution to one specific deficiency: the

Rexford H. Swain

1989-01-01

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Enhancing XEDIT as a an APL editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

While APL2 provides a built-in editor, under VM it also offers a convenient interface to XEDIT, the VM system editor. XEDIT is an incredibly powerful general-purpose editor, well worth mastering for its many uses outside the APL environment. But it is missing some facilities specifically tailored for APL function editing. This paper describes a solution to one specific deficiency: the

R. Swain

1989-01-01

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Donald R. Nielsen New WRR Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bridging the gap between the disciplines of engineering and agriculture is a major goal for Water Resources Research (WRR), says Donald R. Nielsen, who was appointed to a 4-year term as WRR editor, effective January 1, 1985. Nielsen succeeds Stephen J. Burges as the WRR editor for hydrology, physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Ronald G. Cummings, at the University of New Mexico, is the WRR editor for policy sciences, including economics, systems analysis, sociology, and law.

Robb, David W.

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Examining Editor-Author Ethics: Real-World Scenarios from Interviews with Three Journal Editors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Those who submit manuscripts to academic journals may benefit from a better understanding of how editors weigh ethics in their interactions with authors. In an attempt to ascertain and to understand editors' ethics, we interviewed 3 current academic journal editors of technical and/or business communication journals. We asked them about the…

Amare, Nicole; Manning, Alan

2009-01-01

48

Experimental Evaluation of the ZOG Frame Editor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

ZOG is a rapid-response menu-selection system whose databases are networks of frames or screenfuls. ZOG's frame editor, ZED, combines facilities like those of other text editors, and facilities specialized to the network character of the ZOG database. Thi...

C. K. Robertson D. L. McCracken A. Newell

1981-01-01

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Professional Editing Strategies Used by Six Editors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Identifying the approach used by those revision experts par excellence--that is, professional editors--should enable researchers to better grasp the revision process. To further explore this hypothesis, the author conducted research among professional editors, six of whom she filmed as they engaged in their practice. An analysis of their work…

Bisaillon, Jocelyne

2007-01-01

50

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1975, a group of concerned reporters and investigative journalists met to share personal stories about reporting and writing. After one of their number suggested that what most characterizes the investigative reporter is "a sense of outrage", they agreed to form the group that is now known as Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). On their homepage, visitors can read more about their mission, and job-seekers will definitely want to visit the "Networking/Jobs" section, as it contains recent job postings from around the country, complete with an RSS feed. Journalists and other such types will want to get their feet wet in the "Resource Center", with support from a number of charitable organizations, the Resource Center contains a database of over 20,000 stories and links to helpful news sources.

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A Quartz Crystal Cross from Mission San Luis, Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

Excavations in the church complex at the 17th century Franciscan mission site of San Luis de Talimali in Tallahassee, Florida, uncovered a portion of the mission cemetery beneath the church floor. Among the remains was a cross fashioned from a single piece of quartz crystal. The raw material and shape of this artefact combine both Native American and Christian religious

Jeffrey M. Mitchem

1997-01-01

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Social Integration and Health Behavioral Change in San Luis, Honduras  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explores the effects of social integration on behavioral change in the course of an intensive, community-based public health intervention. The intervention trained volunteers and mobilized local organizations to promote 16 key family health practices in rural San Luis, Honduras, during 2004 to 2006. A mixed methods approach is used.…

McQuestion, Michael J.; Calle, Ana Quijano; Drasbek, Christopher; Harkins, Thomas; Sagastume, Lourdes J.

2010-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As usual, being an even year, the 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference took place at Daejeon, Korea. The event was notable not just for the quality of the presentations but also for the spectacular opening ceremony, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Kim Hwang-sik. The Prime Minister affirmed the importance of research into fusion energy research and pledged support for ITER. Such political visibility is good news, of course, but it brings with it the obligation to perform. Fortunately, good performance was much in evidence in the papers presented at the conference, of which a significant proportion contain 'ITER' in the title. Given this importance of ITER and the undertaking by the Nuclear Fusion journal to publish papers associated with Fusion Energy Conference presentations, the Nuclear Fusion Editorial Board has decided to adopt a simplified journal scope that encompasses technology papers more naturally. The scope is available from http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515/page/Journal%20information but is reproduced here for clarity: Nuclear Fusion publishes articles making significant advances to the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The journal scope includes: the production, heating and confinement of high temperature plasmas; the physical properties of such plasmas; the experimental or theoretical methods of exploring or explaining them; fusion reactor physics; reactor concepts; fusion technologies. The key to scope acceptability is now '....significant advances....' rather than any particular area of controlled thermonuclear fusion research. It is hoped that this will make scope decisions easier for the Nuclear Fusion office, the referees and the Editor.The Nuclear Fusion journal has continued to make an important contribution to the research programme and has maintained its position as the leading journal in the field. This is underlined by the fact that Nuclear Fusion has received an impact factor of 4.270, as listed in ISI's 2009 Science Citation Index. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2010 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2011. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, two of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2009 to November 2010 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their special issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Osamu Naito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan Masahiro Kobayashi, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan Duccio Testa, Lausanne Federal Polytechnic University, Switzerland Vladimir Pustovitov, Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Insitute, Russia Christopher Holland, University of California at San Diego, USA Yuri Gribov, ITER International Organisation, Cadarache, France Eriko Jotaki, Kyushu University, Japan Sven Wiesen, Jülich Research Centre, Germany Viktor S. Marchenko, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine Richard Stephens, General Atomics, USA In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2010. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2010 Nuclear Fusion Award was J.E. Rice et al for the paper entitled 'Inter-machine comparison of intrinsic toroidal rotation in tokamaks' (2007 Nucl. Fusion 47 1618-24). The prize was awarde

Thomas, Paul

2011-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This year Nuclear Fusion celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. This has been marked by the January special edition, containing papers presented at the plenary and celebratory evening session of the 22nd Fusion Energy Conference at Geneva. These papers underline the enormous progress that has been made in the last 50 years both in experiment and theory. Whilst the technical challenges that we face are still formidable, they are largely concerned with engineering a fusion reactor rather than fundamental plasma physics. In my editorial of a year ago, I remarked on the price of oil and the incentive that it gives to develop nuclear fusion into a viable energy source. This last year, attention has shifted somewhat from the markets to the environment and the Copenhagen climate summit in particular. The timescale for action on the environment is much shorter than we can possibly match and so we can only play our part towards developing long term solutions. Our responsibility is to present a programme that has the clear goal in developing a sustainable source of energy and, as the next step, make an unambiguous success of ITER. The Nuclear Fusion journal has continued to make an important contribution to the research programme and has maintained its position as the leading journal in the field. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2009 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2010. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, seven of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2008 to November 2009 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. The other three have been very helpful in 'minority fields'. We have excluded our Board members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their Special Issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Tomonori Takizuka, JAEA-Naka Fusion Institute, Japan Rudolf Neu, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Sibylle Guenter, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States David R. Mikkelsen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States Peter C. de Vries, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, United Kingdom Yasuhiro Suzuki, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Jerzy Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Poland Tetsuo Tanabe, Kyushu University, Japan Yasuyuki Yagi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan Congratulations and many, many thanks! The Guest Editors of special editions deserve a special mention for the excellent help that they have given us. They are: Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States, Special Issue on H-Mode Physics and Transport Barriers Yaroslav Kolesnichenko, Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine, Special Issue on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems Kimitaka Itoh, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Howard R. Wilson, University of York, UK, Special Issue on Plasma Instabilities Bernhard Unterberg, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, Special Issue on Stochastic Fusion Plasma In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2009. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2009 Nuclear Fusion award was Steven A. Sabbagh et al for the paper entitled 'Resistive wall stabilized oper

Thomas, Paul

2010-02-01

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Editor’s Note: Exploring Islamophobia in the Spirit of the Late Nasr Abu-Zayd  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the journal editor’s note to the Fall 2010 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, including the proceedings of an international conference on “Debating Islamophobia,” co-organized by co-editors Gema Martín Muñoz (Casa Árabe-IEAM, Madrid Spain) and Ramón Grosfoguel (the Program of Comparative Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley) in Madrid, Spain,

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

2010-01-01

56

Women's Page/Lifestyle Editors: Does Sex Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports that male editors of women's/lifestyle pages cover more male-oriented subjects than female editors; that men favor coverage of entertainment while women favor coverage of club and social news and the women's movement; and that nontraditional men editors choose a leisure focus while nontraditional women editors choose a social change…

Merritt, Sharyne; Gross, Harriet

1978-01-01

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Data security system and method with editor  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

The method, program and system secures sensitive data/objects found in a data source document with an editor. The simple editor identifies and displays, in situ, the sensitive words/objects per each security level. Level tags are inserted and adjunctive words/objects are marked/displayed per the level's protocol. The precursor document is processed to extract sensitive and adjunctive words/objects. The stripped data is either separately stored or partial versions of the secured document are stored per protocol. A comprehensive editor secures content data and meta data contained in a data document object model (DOM). The editor maps the source document root, branch and leaf components as binary files populated with content data and meta data. Security introns, earlier identified based upon the level's informational attributes, are excluded. Security exons are copied from the source content and meta data binary files into a security safe document (template). Filtration, extraction, dispersal and storage follow.

2012-05-08

58

Ethical issues faced by nursing editors.  

PubMed

This study reports on ethical issues faced by editors of nursing journals, a topic which has not appeared in the nursing literature. A survey of nursing editors (n = 88)was conducted via e-mail; this article is the content analysis of survey questions about ethics. Eight categories of ethical issues emerged: problems with society/association/publisher; decisions about inflammatory submissions; informed consent or IRB issues; conflicts of interest; advertising pressures; duplicate publications and/or plagiarism; difficult interactions with authors; and authorship. Some issues were similar to those published about medical editors; however, others were unique. This study can assist authors to better understand some of the ethical issues in publishing, can help editors to view their issues in the context of what others experience, and can assist societies and publishers to work toward avoiding these ethical issues in the future. Professional discussions about ethics in nursing publications should be the subject of ongoing research and scientific inquiry. PMID:15870245

Freda, Margaret Comerford; Kearney, Margaret H

2005-06-01

59

Medicare Code Editor Software User Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The manual contains the information needed to use Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software, version 10.0. The operating system for this version of MCE is MVS/Batch. MCE detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data.

1993-01-01

60

Editor's Note: Mahmoud Darwish's Parting Gift  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is an editor's note to the Special 2009 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge in commemoration of Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008), the Palestinian National Poet. The issue is titled \\

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

2009-01-01

61

EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The end of 2008 cannot pass without remarking that the economic news has repeatedly strengthened the case for nuclear fusion; not perhaps to solve the immediate crises but to offer long-term security of energy supply. Although temporary, the passage of the price of oil through 100 per barrel is a portent of things to come and should bolster our collective determination to develop nuclear fusion into a viable energy source. It is with great pride, therefore, that I can highlight the contributions that the Nuclear Fusion journal has made to the research programme and the consolidation of its position as the lead journal in the field. Of course, the journal would be nothing without its authors and referees and I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to them all for their work in 2008 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2009. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most loyal referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. To select the top referees we have adopted the criterion that a researcher should have acted as a referee or adjudicator for at least two different manuscripts during the period from November 2007 to November 2008 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board members and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. According to our records the following people met this criterion. Congratulations and many, many thanks! T. Hino (Hokkaido University, Japan) M. Sugihara (ITER Cadarache, France) M. Dreval (Saskatchewan University, Canada) M. Fenstermacher (General Atomics, USA) V.S. Marchenko (Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine) G.V. Pereverzev (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany) V. Philipps (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany) S. Zweben (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA) Y. Hirano (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan) Y. Takase (Tokyo University, Japan) In addition there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2008. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2007 award was Clemente Angioni for the paper entitled `Density response to central electron heating: theoretical investigations and experimental observations in ASDEX Upgrade' (Nucl. Fusion 44 8277-845). The winner of the 2008 Nuclear Fusion award is Todd Evans et al for the paper `Suppression of large edge localized modes with edge resonant magnetic fields in high confinement DIII-D plasmas' (Nucl. Fusion 45 595-607). The awards were presented by the IAEA Deputy Director General, Werner Burkart, and the Chairman of the Board of Editors, Mitsuru Kikuchi, on 16 October 2008 at the 22nd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Given the topicality of these papers for the ITER design, it is a matter of pride to the journal that the work should be published in Nuclear Fusion. Reviews Like many who have worked for a long time in the field, I still make use of Nuclear Fusion Reviews that go back 20 or 30 years. It is particularly useful, therefore, that the Board of Editors has been working to re-activate the review programme. The first fruits will appear in this issue, in the form of `A review of zonal flow experiments', by Akihide Fujisawa. The special procedures for Reviews should be noted: most specifically that they should normally be commissioned by the Board of Editors. However, not only is the Board of Editors working on a programme but I am sure that they would be pleased to consider suggestions for review subjects. Letters The reputation of Nuclear Fusion is based on high quality full length articles. However, in the words of the journal

Thomas, Paul

2009-01-01

62

Editor's Corner - Science Literacy: Then and Now  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The history of science is also a history of science writing. For scientists and also for our science students, the ability to communicate through writing and reading is a crucial skill at the heart of developing scientific literacy. In this month's Editor's Corner, the Field Editor discusses the connection between literacy, science, and writing. In addition, he highlights several literary works that will generate interest in science.

Metz, Steve

2006-02-01

63

DeviceEditor visual biological CAD canvas  

PubMed Central

Background Biological Computer Aided Design (bioCAD) assists the de novo design and selection of existing genetic components to achieve a desired biological activity, as part of an integrated design-build-test cycle. To meet the emerging needs of Synthetic Biology, bioCAD tools must address the increasing prevalence of combinatorial library design, design rule specification, and scar-less multi-part DNA assembly. Results We report the development and deployment of web-based bioCAD software, DeviceEditor, which provides a graphical design environment that mimics the intuitive visual whiteboard design process practiced in biological laboratories. The key innovations of DeviceEditor include visual combinatorial library design, direct integration with scar-less multi-part DNA assembly design automation, and a graphical user interface for the creation and modification of design specification rules. We demonstrate how biological designs are rendered on the DeviceEditor canvas, and we present effective visualizations of genetic component ordering and combinatorial variations within complex designs. Conclusions DeviceEditor liberates researchers from DNA base-pair manipulation, and enables users to create successful prototypes using standardized, functional, and visual abstractions. Open and documented software interfaces support further integration of DeviceEditor with other bioCAD tools and software platforms. DeviceEditor saves researcher time and institutional resources through correct-by-construction design, the automation of tedious tasks, design reuse, and the minimization of DNA assembly costs.

2012-01-01

64

Have new media editors abandoned the old media ideals? The journalistic values of online newspaper editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed an online survey of 187 editors of online versions of traditional newspapers to investigate their journalistic values. It examined whether those values were predicted by age, gender, education, major, years of journalism experience, circulation of the traditional newspaper, political interest and political ideology, and the degree to which online newspaper editors believe they control the content of

Thomas J. Johnson; James D. Kelly

2003-01-01

65

EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2010, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal and look ahead to 2011. As many of you are no doubt aware, our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) is currently 1.317. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization (Thomson ISI) agreeing with my own assessment. Measurement Science and Technology is a journal with a broad scope covering new measurement techniques in all fields of science and engineering. I therefore find it particularly enjoyable to read summaries of recent research in our strong topical review programme as these cover many varied topics of interest. In 2010 several interesting articles by international leaders in their field were published, for example: Single-photon generation and detection, by G S Buller and R J Collins of Heriot-Watt University [1]. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in life sciences, by Jan Willem Borst and Antonie J W G Visser, from the Microspectroscopy Centre of Wageningen University [2]. Biological and chemical sensors for cancer diagnosis, by Elfriede Simon of Siemens AG [3]. I hope that these articles, and the others published in 2010 and now in 2011, will provide a useful overview for our readers, and be helpful to new researchers. When speaking to young researchers I am particularly aware that having their articles published in a timely fashion is important, and I am pleased that our publication times are highly competitive, with most authors receiving a publication decision within 7 weeks and most articles being published a month after acceptance. Looking forward to 2011, we will continue to rely on you, our esteemed reviewers, for your help in determining which articles make a significant contribution to the field of measurements. Your work is highly valued, not only by those of us who work directly on the journal, but also by the readers who can continue to refer to MST knowing that only work of a high standard is published here. There simply remains for me to say thank you again for your contribution to Measurement Science and Technology in 2010, and I wish you all the best for a successful 2011! References [1] Buller G S and Collins R J 2010 Single-photon generation and detection Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 012002 [2] Borst J W and Visser A J W G 2010 Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in life sciences Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 102002 [3] Simon E 2010 Biological and chemical sensors for cancer diagnosis Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 112002

Hauptmann, Peter

2011-01-01

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A Microsoft Windows version of the MCNP visual editor  

SciTech Connect

Work has started on a Microsoft Windows version of the MCNP visual editor. The MCNP visual editor provides a graphical user interface for displaying and creating MCNP geometries. The visual editor is currently available from the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) as software package PSR-358. It currently runs on the major UNIX platforms (IBM, SGI, HP, SUN) and Linux. Work has started on converting the visual editor to work in a Microsoft Windows environment. This initial work focuses on converting the display capabilities of the visual editor; the geometry creation capability of the visual editor may be included in future upgrades.

Schwarz, R.A.; Carter, L.L.; Pfohl, J.

1999-07-01

67

EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2007, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal. As many of you are no doubt aware, our latest impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has risen to 1.228. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization agreeing with my own assessment. The popularity of the journal amongst authors and readers has prompted us to introduce a new subject classification for articles, to make it easier for readers to find articles of interest. The eight subject categories are: Measurement theory and practical developments (e.g. precision measurements, metrology, new measurement principles, signal processing techniques, theory of measurement, calibration); Sensors and sensing systems (based on physical, chemical or biological principles; micro- and nano-scale systems; sensors for physical, chemical and biological quantities); Optical and laser based techniques (e.g. fibre optics, interferometry, etc); Fluid mechanics measurements (e.g. fluid flow, velocimetry, particle sizing, etc); Imaging techniques (e.g. tomography, microscopy, holography, THz, etc); Spectroscopy (e.g. optical, acoustic, dielectric, MS, NMR, ESR, IR, UV-VIS, fluorescence, PCS, x-ray, etc); New and improved techniques for materials evaluation (e.g. non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural measurements); Novel instrumentation. We kindly ask you to assign your paper to a category when you send it to the journal. In order to maintain our rapid publication times (currently authors can expect a decision 53 days after submitting their article, and once accepted, articles are published in an average of 40 days), we are adopting an article numbering scheme. This will enable us to continue to publish articles as soon as they are ready, and to classify them according to subject and type. Details can be found on our website at www.iop.org/journals/mst. Another change will be to the names of some of our articles. Design Notes will now be called Technical Design Notes to clarify that these are short descriptive articles giving readers a practical and useful 'how to' guide to a new piece of equipment or a technique. Review Articles will change their name to Topical Reviews to reflect the fact that these provide a review of a topic of current interest. As part of our ongoing initiative to give our authors' work the highest visibility, all articles are freely available online for 30 days from the date of publication, allowing all researchers to read and view the latest research as soon as it is published, and this year there have been many interesting articles to read! As regular readers are aware, Measurement Science and Technology publishes special issues and features, which highlight an area of current interest. Last year's topics included inverse problems in engineering, nanoscale metrology, microwave moisture measurements, metrology for high energy physics experiments and accelerometers, and optical fibre sensors among others. Remember to set up a free e-mail alert so you can be e-mailed as soon as articles in your field are published! There simply remains for me to say thank you again for your contribution to Measurement Science and Technology, and I wish you all the best for a successful 2008!

Hauptmann, Peter

2008-01-01

68

EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To begin, I would like to wish our readers, authors, referees and Board of Editors a successful and happy 2008 and thank them for their contributions to Nuclear Fusion in 2007. I took over the editorship of Nuclear Fusion in January, and the year has been one in which the community as a whole has been busier than ever with a variety of duties associated with the ITER project. It was with pride that we published the Progress in the ITER Physics Basis in the June issue of the journal (stacks.iop.org/NF/47/i=6). The task undertaken by the coordinators, authors and referees was a daunting one but one which led to an outstandingly successful issue. The response from readers has been phenomenal and there were in the region of 10 000 downloads of papers in the first month following publication. Looking to 2008 and beyond, the journal will endeavour to continue to support the work of the fusion community. Refereeing As we have done since January 2005, we would like to thank our top ten most loyal referees who have helped the journal with its double-referee peer-review procedure in the past year. At the Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office we are fully aware of the load we put on the shoulders of our referees. At the end of 2004 the Editorial Board decided that a gesture of gratitude should be made to our most loyal referees. We offer them a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. To select the top referees we have adopted the criterion that a researcher should have acted as a referee or adjudicator for at least three different manuscripts during the period from summer 2006 to the end of 2007. We have excluded our Board members and those referees who were already listed in the top ten in the last two years. According to our records the following people met this criterion. Congratulations and many, many thanks! H.L. Berk (Texas University, USA) J.S. DeGrassie (GAT, USA) C. Deutsch (Paris University, France) N. Hayashi (JAEA, Japan) P. Ghendrih (CEA, France) E. Gusakov (Ioffe Institute, Russia) T.C. Luce (GAT, USA) N. Oyama (JAEA, Japan) J.J. Ramos (MIT, USA) H. Takenaga (JAEA, Japan) In addition there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2007. Our thanks to them! Peer-review process We are pleased to report that further progress has been made in speeding up our publishing process, without any compromise of quality. Those authors who regularly submit work based on contributions to the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) will, perhaps, have noticed the reduction in times compared to earlier years. We believe that Nuclear Fusion maintains its position in the field because of the perceived high quality of the submissions, the refereeing and the editorial processes. This position of strength will be built upon as we endeavour to further improve the service to the journal's authors and readers.

Thomas, Paul

2008-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the time of writing, the construction of ITER is making, quite literally, visible progress; buildings have gone up, the tokamak pit has been equipped with the seismic pads and pylons have been put in place for the high tension input to the power supplies. Most of the main procurement arrangements have been let and we will see an increasing volume of deliveries to the ITER site over the coming years. In addition, the National Ignition Facility has started full operation and will undoubtedly see important results coming from it in 2012. These projects are important reminders of what a monumental endeavour we are all engaged in and the potential of nuclear fusion to improve the long-term condition of the human race. We can be proud, therefore, that the Nuclear Fusion journal makes such an important contribution to controlled fusion programmes and is maintaining its position as the leading journal in the field. More than 350 articles are submitted each year from over 40 countries. Nuclear Fusion continues to be the most highly cited journal in the field, with an impact factor of 3.303, as listed in the ISI 2010 Science Citation Index. The journal depends on its authors and referees for its success and so I would like to thank them all for their hard work in 2011, which should maintain the level of readership and the citation indices for years to come. I sincerely hope that 2012 will be as good. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, three of the top referees have reviewed five manuscripts in the period November 2010 to November 2011 and provided excellent advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last years. The following people have been selected: Marina Becoulet, CEA Cadarache, France Russell Doerner, University of California - San Diego, USA Emiliano Fable, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany Akihide Fujisawa, Kyushi University, Japan Gerardo Giruzzi, CEA Cadarache, France Grigory Kagan, LANL, USA Morten Lennholm, CCFE, UK Akinobu Matsuyama, NIFS, Japan Peter Stangeby, University of Toronto, Canada Leonid Zakharov, PPPL, USA In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2011. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2011 Nuclear Fusion Award is H. Urano, for the paper 'Dimensionless parameter dependence of H-mode pedestal width using hydrogen and deuterium plasmas in JT-60U' (Nucl. Fusion 48 045008). The award was presented at the Plasma Conference 2011 (Joint meeting of 28th JSPF Annual Meeting, The 29th Symposium on Plasma Processing, and Division of Plasma Physics, 2011 Autumn Meeting of The Physical Society of Japan). This is the sixth year that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has awarded an annual prize to honour exceptional work published in Nuclear Fusion. IOP Publishing has generously made a contribution of $2500 to the award. The Nuclear Fusion Electronic Archive The journal's electronic archive has been online since the beginning of the year. The archive has been a roaring success and has contributed to the nearly 300 000 downloads of journal papers in 2011. The archive can be accessed via http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515/page/Archive. It has direct links to 16 landmark papers, from authors such as Artsimovich and Mercier. The Nuclear Fusion office and IOP Publishing Just as the journal depends on the authors and referees, so its success is also due to the tireless and largely unsung efforts of the Nuclear Fusion office in Vienna and IOP Pub

Thomas, Paul

2012-01-01

70

An Editor to Support Military Message Processing Personnel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Military message processing in an on-line environment requires the flexible tools for entering, editing, formatting, and annotating text provided by the Editor designed for the information Automation project. The Editor allows users to read documents or m...

J. Rothenberg

1975-01-01

71

Great Expectations: What Editors and Advisers Expect of Each Other.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents guidance to advisers of school newspapers regarding the qualities to look for in interviewing and selecting editors. Offers tips on establishing and maintaining good working relations with editors. (DMM)

McReynolds, Ginny

1990-01-01

72

Social Services Information System: Editor / Monitor and Data Entry Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The general and specific duties of the editor / monitor in the Social Services Information System (SSIS) of the Colorado Department of Social Services are delineated, and instructions for data entry into the system are provided. Generally, the editor / mo...

1975-01-01

73

Cannibalism in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Lui Kotale.  

PubMed

We describe the cannibalization of an infant bonobo (circa 2.5 years old) at Lui Kotale, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The infant died of unknown causes and was consumed by several community members including its mother and an older sibling one day after death. Certain features concerning the pattern of consumption fit in with previously observed episodes of cannibalism in Pan, whereas others, such as the mother's participation in consuming the body, are notable. The incident suggests that filial cannibalism among apes need not be the result of nutritional or social stress and does not support the idea that filial cannibalism is a behavioral aberration. PMID:20095024

Fowler, Andrew; Hohmann, Gottfried

2010-06-01

74

76 FR 414 - Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN North) Rail...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN North) Rail Corridor Improvements Studies: Los Angeles...environmental impact report (EIR) for rail corridor improvements to the Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN North) rail corridor (LOSSAN North Program)....

2011-01-04

75

Technical Journal Editors and Writing Style.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares technical journal editing practices with journal style, examining variables that reflect active, verbal expression of ideas and parsimony and clarity of sentence construction. Finds that editors have little professional training in editing and style, little knowledge of style terms and differences, and spend little time editing, and only…

Bostian, Lloyd; Hollander, Barbara

1990-01-01

76

Lilac: A Two-View Document Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

A description is given of Lilac, an experimental document preparation system designed to provide the best of both the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and the document compiler approaches. It does this by offering both WYSIWYG editing and language-based document description as two views side by side on the screen. The page view is a WYSIWYG editor

Kenneth P. Brooks

1991-01-01

77

Editor's Note (April/May 2005)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

No matter how the seasons come and go in your part of the country, there is science to be explored. In this section the editor discusses moving beyond the beauty of spring and presents a new way to think about plants--as tools for inquiry.

Ohana, Chris

2005-04-01

78

Automatic construction of intelligent diagram editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intelligent diagram is a recent metaphor for diagramming in which the underlying graphic editor parses the diagram as it is being constructed, performing error correction and collecting geometric constraints which capture the relationships between diagram components. During diagram manipulation a constraint solver uses these geometric constraints to maintain the diagram’s semantics. We describe the Penguins system. This automates the

Sitt Chen Chok; Kim Marriott

1998-01-01

79

Attitudes of Arkansas Daily Newspaper Editors Toward Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study was to determine Arkansas daily newspaper editors' attitudes toward agriculture that might affect their decision to print, or not to print, agricultural news. Specifically, this study sought to describe the demographic characteristics of editors of Arkansas daily newspapers; determine editors' self-reported knowledge level of agriculture, experience in agriculture, and perception of the importance of

D. Dwayne Cartmell; James E. Dyer; Robert J. Birkenholz

2001-01-01

80

OPM Scheme Editor 2: A graphical editor for specifying object-protocol structures  

SciTech Connect

This document describes an X-window based Schema Editor for the Object-Protocol Model (OPM). OPM is a data model that supports the specification of complex object and protocol classes. objects and protocols are qualified in OPM by attributes that are defined over (associated with) value classes. Connections of object and protocol classes are expressed in OPM via attributes. OPM supports the specification (expansion) of protocols in terms of alternative and sequences of component (sub) protocols. The OPM Schema Editor allows specifying, displaying, modifying, and browsing through OPM schemas. The OPM Schema Editor generates an output file that can be used as input to an OPM schema translation tool that maps OPM schemas into definitions for relational database management systems. The OPM Schema Editor was implemented using C++ and the X11 based Motif toolkit, on Sun SPARCstation under Sun Unix OS 4.1. This document consists of the following parts: (1) A tutorial consisting of seven introductory lessons for the OPM Schema Editor. (2) A reference manual describing all the windows and functions of the OPM Schema Editor. (3) An appendix with an overview of OPM.

Chen, I-Min A.; Markowitz, V.M.; Pang, F.; Ben-Shachar, O.

1993-07-01

81

Editor's Corner: Making Sense of the World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this month's Editor's Corner, the Field Editor paints a vivid word picture to describe the theme in this month's edition of The Science Teacher, which is the blending of art and science to help students make sense of the world. The overlap of art and science can provide rich experiences and deep understanding for students. For science teachers, one of the most compelling points of contact between science and art is the requirement of both for careful observation. Art can provide classroom experiences that develop the observational skills so important in science. Teachers in all disciplines now understand that students learn in different ways and that we must appeal to the multiple student strengths and intelligences present in every classroom. This theme appears again and again as a rationale for integrating art into science classes.

Metz, Steve

2005-01-01

82

Millard coffin is appointed Eos Tectonophysics editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Millard F. Coffin, of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has been named the Tectonophysics Editor of Eos for a term extending through 1998. He succeeds Louise Kellogg of the University of California-Davis.Recently, Coffin completed a term as associate editor for the solid Earth section of the Journal of Geophysical Research, and is looking forward to the move from a monthly to a weekly publication. His goal is are to serve the entire tectonophysics community, encompassing marine, terrestrial, and planetary research, through timely and frequent news items, a vigorous idea and results forum, and occasional review articles. He believes that the communication among field workers, experimentalists, and modelers afforded by Eos will benefit tectonophysicists strongly as well as effectively convey tectonophysics results to a broader audience.

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Editor's Corner: On Being World Class...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this month's column, the field editor reflects on the educational reform bill, Goals 2000, which was drafted into law during the Clinton administration and specifically challenged U.S. science educators to produce graduates who are "the best in the world in science and mathematics." She then addresses the No Child Left Behind Act of 2004 and ponders the questions, "why aren't we accomplishing our national educational goals, and are we leaving more, not fewer, students behind?

Gerking, Janet L.

2004-05-01

84

Editor's Note: Investigating Water (Summer 2007)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Water is a major world currency and continues to be critical for all. We can figure out how to live without oil but it is quite a cumbersome task to consider living without water. In this month's installment of the Editor's Note section we receive an overview of the magic of water and the enormous implications for weather and the cycle that makes it tick.

Ohana, Chris

2007-07-01

85

Workbench surface editor of brain cortical surface  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a 3D reach-in tool to manually reconstruct 3D cortical surface patches from 2D brain atlas images. The first application of our cortex editor is building 3D functional maps, specifically Brodmann's areas. This tool may also be useful in clinical practice to adjust incorrectly mapped atlas regions due to the deforming effect of lesions. The cortex editor allows a domain expert to control the correlation of control points across slices. Correct correlation has been difficult for 3D reconstruction algorithms because the atlas slices are far apart and because of the complex topology of the cortex which differs so much from slice to slice. Also, higher precision of the resulting surfaces is demanded since these define 3D brain atlas features upon which future stereotactic surgery may be based. The cortex editor described in this paper provides a tool suitable for a domain expert to use in defining the 3D surface of a Brodmann's area.

Dow, Douglas E.; Nowinski, Wieslaw L.; Serra, Luis

1996-04-01

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Luis de Florez and the Special Devices Division  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Dissertation presents the life of Luis de Florez and the World War II history of the Special Devices Division (SDD) of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics. Luis de Florez was a well known consulting engineer, aviation fuel expert, private pilot and reserve Naval officer. While on active duty in 1940, he received the assignment to improve the Navy's flight training methods. To accomplish this objective, he promoted the concept of synthetic training, the use of simulators and other non-operational equipment, to provide training for Navy flight personnel such as pilots, gunners, navigators, flight engineers, radio operators and others as well as for ground based people like mechanics. He founded the Special Devices Division to design the tools and equipment needed for this type of training. The success of synthetic training and the devices developed by the SDD received recognition by the awarding of the Collier Trophy to de Florez in December 1944. This trophy is awarded annually for the most significant aeronautical achievement of the previous year (1943). De Florez received the award for the strategic accomplishment of training thousands of American airmen in 1943. The work of the Division also had other important technical, social, financial and operational impacts on the prosecution of WW II by the Allies. The work of the Division also had impacts on American society as a whole that persist to the present day. These impacts are discussed in detail. The Dissertation presents details of the devices and their use in aviation training as well as a history of the Division during the war. After the war, de Florez led an advisory board for the CIA. These activities and some of both the positive and negative results of the work of this board are discussed. This discussion includes de Florez' involvement in the CIA's drug experiments and the unfortunate Frank Olsen affair.

Dawson, Paul Louis

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40 CFR 81.176 - San Luis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Region. The San Luis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region (Colorado) consists of the territorial area encompassed by the...outermost boundaries of the area so delimited): In the State of Colorado: Alamosa County, Conejos County, Costilla County,...

2012-07-01

88

75 FR 59285 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit, San Luis Obispo County, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application, which includes the Bahia Vista Estates Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as a...

2010-09-27

89

Editor's Note: November/December 2003  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Is this a familiar scenario in your classroom? As you start your science lesson, a few kids start putting papers away, in anticipation of leaving. The special education resource teacher appears at the door and collects the kids with Individual Education Plans (IEP). These kids miss the science lesson again. Is the extra help some students need for reading, writing, and speaking English necessary? Absolutely. It is the child's right. But shouldn't they also have the right to explore the natural world? Or to create art and make music? In this month's column, the field editor addresses these questions, and shares her thoughts about science education.

Ohana, Chris

2003-11-01

90

Editor's Roundtable: Leveling the playing field  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Special education has evolved from separate classroom settings, to pull-out programs, to mainstreaming, to the current practice of full inclusion. Inclusion involves many more regular education teachers than did previous special education programs. In this Editor's Roundtable column, the author highlights the collection of practical instructional accommodation strategies for science teachers in this issue of Science Scope. In addition, she discusses the importance of "leveling the playing field so students with special needs can get off the sidelines and into the game."

Liftig, Inez F.

2006-12-01

91

Information Scientists: Between Editors and Data Centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the emergence of electronic publications in the early 1990s, astronomy has played a pioneering role in the development and implementation of new capabilities and services. As a data center, the CDS contributed significantly to this evolution: a synergy between data centers and journal editors started in the 1990s with the publication of large tables and data sets in electronic form and contributed to an efficient linking of publications with existing databases like SIMBAD or NED. This collaborative work, carried out in practice by information scientists, illustrates a new role for us who now have to deal with both editor and database requirements. After a short description of the CDS, we present our peculiar responsibilities related to the publication process: ensuring, prior to publication, that the link from selected objects quoted by the authors in their papers to the SIMBAD database is correct and maintained in the long term, that the tables and their complete descriptions are accessible through VizieR, and that the data and bibliography are correctly entered in SIMBAD. The Dictionary of Nomenclature, which plays an important role in these procedures, is briefly presented. Finally, the skills we developed for these activities are shortly discussed.

Brouty, M.; Woelfel, F.; Bruneau, C.; Brunet, C.; Claude, H.; Dubois, P.; Eisele, A.; Genova, F.; Lesteven, S.; Neuville, M.; Ochsenbein, F.; Perret, E.; Vannier, P.; Vonflie, P.; Chassagnard, G.

2010-10-01

92

Journal Editor Perceptions of Universities: Some Empirical Evidence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Out of considerations as to the importance of university relationships with their various stakeholders, the primary objective of this research project was to identify the perceptions of academic journal editors regarding universities. Editors were asked to provide their perceptions on: (a) the relevance of universities to academic publications;…

Mainardes, Emerson Wagner; Raposo, Mario; Alves, Helena

2012-01-01

93

A Citizen-Editors Model of News Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a model of the market for news where profit-maximizing media outlets choose their editors from a population of rational citizens. The analysis identifies a key novel mechanism of media bias: the bias in a media outlet's news reports may be the result of the slanted endogenous information acquisition strategy of its editor. Accordingly, the results show that

Francesco Sobbrio

2011-01-01

94

How Major Book Review Editors Stereotype Black Authors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that mainstream book review editors, as well as book editors in the black press, reinforce the notion that blacks are experts on themselves and on little else. In recent years, most black-authored books publicized in the press have focused on racial themes or featured blacks in central roles. However, books by African Americans that are…

Fikes, Robert, Jr.

2001-01-01

95

Medicare Code Editor (MCE), Version 5.0.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE), Version 5.0 detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. While the Medicare Code Editor identifies and indicates the nature of the error, it does not correct the error. The Health Care Financing Administration h...

M. Fatherly

1989-01-01

96

How Newspaper Editors Reacted to "Post's" Pulitzer Prize Hoax.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the findings of a nationwide survey of newspaper editors, revealing that most thought that the Janet Cooke hoax had been poorly handled by the "Washington Post." Notes that most of the editors said their newspapers had systems of review for stories coming from anonymous sources. (FL)

Anderson, Douglas A.

1982-01-01

97

Journal Editor Perceptions of Universities: Some Empirical Evidence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Out of considerations as to the importance of university relationships with their various stakeholders, the primary objective of this research project was to identify the perceptions of academic journal editors regarding universities. Editors were asked to provide their perceptions on: (a) the relevance of universities to academic publications;…

Mainardes, Emerson Wagner; Raposo, Mario; Alves, Helena

2012-01-01

98

Editors and author resource centers actively used by attendees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the 2011 Fall Meeting, as in previous years, the Editors Resource Center located on the second floor of Moscone West was buzzing with activity: editors talking with other editors, collaborating with associate editors, speaking with authors, and meeting with students. In addition, several editors took part in “Meet the Editor” informal sessions, a new feature introduced for the 2011 meeting to strengthen the partnership between authors and editors. The map “Where are you from?” (see photo), outside the Editors Resource Center, drew the attention of many attendees who were eager to place their colored dots on the map. The Author Resource Center, located in the AGU Marketplace, became a hub for AGU veteran authors and potential authors alike. Staff were there to answer both editorial and technical questions, especially the most frequent one: What happens after my paper is accepted? The running slideshow that described all aspects of the AGU publications program sparked a myriad of questions, which AGU staff were happy to answer.

Major, Barbara

2012-02-01

99

Design and Implementation of a Dynamic Metadata Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper discusses the development of a web-based editor to support the authoring and management of Dublin Core (DC) metadata for web sources, using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as the main representation scheme. The metadata editor is dynamic in the sense that it has the capability to automatically extract relevant content of DC metadata elements from the Dublin

Nor Adnan Yahaya; Rosiza Buang; Noor Hafizah Hassan; Petronas Berhad

2008-01-01

100

Academic Degradation and the Retreat of the Editors: Academic Irregularities and the Spreading of Academic Corruption from an Editor's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Against the backdrop of the grave academic crisis in China, editors have become the objects of wooing, favor-currying, connections-seeking, and collusions; they have been targeted for attacks, plots, extortions, and encroachments. Editing and publishing have become avenues for academic irregularities and academic corruption. Editors have the power…

Xun, Gong

2007-01-01

101

Academic Degradation and the Retreat of the Editors: Academic Irregularities and the Spreading of Academic Corruption from an Editor's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Against the backdrop of the grave academic crisis in China, editors have become the objects of wooing, favor-currying, connections-seeking, and collusions; they have been targeted for attacks, plots, extortions, and encroachments. Editing and publishing have become avenues for academic irregularities and academic corruption. Editors have the…

Xun, Gong

2007-01-01

102

John F. Dewey—Tectonics Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

‘I want the journal to acquire a reputation for very rapid, fair, and accurate reviewing,’ asserted John F. Dewey, editor-in-chief of AGU's newest journal, Tectonics. Dewey said that he will rule the bimonthly, which will begin publication in February, ‘with a bit of a rod of iron’ to ensure that Tectonics is ‘where only original and important papers are published.’‘I'm going to be very strict with reviewers,’ Dewey explained in his quick British clip. ‘If the review does not come back to me within 10 days to 2 weeks, I'll review the paper myself. I'm also going to have a system whereby, if a paper needs major surgery after being refereed, it will be rejected. Papers will have to be in virtually publishable condition before they are first submitted,’ he said.

Richman, Barbara T.

103

Policies, practices, and attitudes of north american medical journal editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To describe U.S. and Canadian medical journals, their editors, and policies that affect the dissemination of medical information.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a DESIGN: Mailed survey.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a PARTICIPANTS: Senior editors of all 269 leading medical journals published at least quarterly in the United States and Canada, of whom\\u000a 221 (82%) responded.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a MAIN MEASURES: The questionnaire asked about characteristics of journal editors and their journals and

Michael S. Wilkes; Richard L. Kravitz

1995-01-01

104

EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When Professor Anders Bárány took over as the Executive Editor of Physica Scripta, in 1986, he talked of his trepidation at having to 'dress himself' in his predecessor's 'editorial coveralls'. At that time, they had been worn by Professor Nils Robert Nilsson, a major figure in the physics community, for almost 20 years. Just one year prior to this, Professor Roger Wäppling had been recruited to the position of Subeditor in conjunction with a decision to expand the number of contributions in the field of condensed matter physics, to turn it into one of the dominant subjects in the broad-based journal. Physica Scripta had already gained a reputation for being a high quality journal with wide coverage of both experimental and theoretical physics. Interestingly, in the mid 1980s, the number of papers submitted had been growing and an impressive 250 submissions per year had been attained, with all of the manuscripts being handled in-house. Not many miles away in the town of Uppsala, a group of English students was stepping off a train on a magnificent snowy day in January to embark on their final year projects. A couple of us enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed on afterwards as PhD students, thereby encountering the mixed pleasure of studying physics in a second language for the first time. I used to copy the notes down meticulously in Swedish, then try to work backwards with a textbook to improve my language skills. One day, returning from a particularly incomprehensible lecture on solid state physics, I showed my roommates my notes and asked if they could please explain what the lecture had been about: 'I don't know', they replied, 'but this bit is about sheep!' Meanwhile, back at Physica Scripta, the journal continued to flourish: 400 submissions were received in 1996, and the march of progress was well underway. Manuscripts could now be sent in on disks and Physica Scripta was available on the World Wide Web. Roger was appointed to manage the journal and, in his hands, the expansion continued and the transition to electronic production took place. In 2005, an agreement was signed with IOP Publishing and the bustling production work of the in-house team moved abroad to Bristol, leaving just the Editor-in-Chief to man the ship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2011, however, as Roger prepared to step down, submissions had reached astounding levels as is evident from figure 1: that year, almost 1500 manuscripts were received by Physica Scripta, now acknowledged to be amongst the fastest growing journals in IOP Publishing, when measured in these terms. The year on year increase stands at 20% and, once again, of the extensive range of topics covered, condensed matter physics had been identified as the subject area in most need of attention because the burden of reviewing had become too great for one editor to oversee alone. Thus, when I joined Physica Scripta in January of this year, securing new External Editors for this field was perceived to be the most urgent task. It is, therefore, with the greatest of pleasure that I am able to announce the arrival of two new editors for this section: Professors David Keen and Tapio Rantala. Physica Scripta statistics Figure 1. The annual submissions made to Physica Scripta in recent years have rocketed and the rejection rate (given as a percentage) has increased rapidly. The modest increase in the number of articles accepted (shaded in blue) reflects a deliberate policy to augment the scientific quality. Professor Rantala has been selected by the Finnish Physical Society to replace Professor Matti Manninen, who is stepping down as the Finnish representative on the journal's Editorial Board. Professor Rantala is a prominent theorist and has been engaged in active research in a number of fields. In his early work, he was interested in surface science and molecular physics, however his expertise is predominantly in the domain of solid or materials physics related to semiconductors and certain complex materials. His recent interests have extended his domain of activity t

Lidström, Suzanne

2012-04-01

105

Ethical Practice in the Accounting Publishing Process: Contrasting Opinions of Authors and Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic accounting researchers often offer anecdotal evidence that the publishing process is rife with unfair and unethical practices, and similar contradictory evidence supports accounting journal editors' claims that the process is fair and ethical. This study compares the perceptions of accounting authors and editors on the ethicacy and frequency of specific author, editor and reviewer practices. Both authors and editors

Susan C. Borkowski; Mary Jeanne Welsh

2000-01-01

106

Particle Track Visualization using the MCNP Visual Editor  

SciTech Connect

The Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) visual editor1,2,3 is used throughout the world for displaying and creating complex MCNP geometries. The visual editor combines the Los Alamos MCNP Fortran code with a C front end to provide a visual interface. A big advantage of this approach is that the particle transport routines for MCNP are available to the visual front end. The latest release of the visual editor by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory enables the user to plot transport data points on top of a two-dimensional geometry plot. The user can plot source points, collisions points, surface crossings, and tally contributions. This capability can be used to show where particle collisions are occurring, verify the effectiveness of the particle biasing, or show which collisions contribute to a tally. For a KCODE (criticality source) calculation, the visual editor can be used to plot the source points for specific cycles.

Schwarz, Randolph A. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Carter, Lee (Carter M.C. Analysis, Inc.); Brown, Wendi A. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2001-01-01

107

Horatio Alger in the Newsroom: Social Origins of American Editors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concludes that American newspaper editors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries came from elite social backgrounds, which is contrary to the rags-to-riches image fostered by previous historians. (RB)

Hart, Jack R.

1976-01-01

108

Carcinogens and Human Health: Part 3. Letter to the Editor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Letter to Editor is a coordinated Office of Research and Development (ORD) response and addresses previously published criticisms of aspects of Environmental Protection Agency policy on risk assessment or carcinogens. The authors of the letter feel that c...

M. J. Mass S. Nesnow

1992-01-01

109

Terminal Oversight: The Editor and the Word Processor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The many editorial and administrative functions unique to a technical editor are evaluated relative to word processors. Editing functions are categorized into five major units, each linked to an administrative task. (ERA citation 09:032397)

R. Garber

1984-01-01

110

EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) is a journal that originated in the UK but is now rightly regarded as one of the pre-eminent international journals for the publication of material coming within its remit. It is 50 years old and its maturity is an outcome of the consistent support of high performing authors, a supportive and professional publishing house, dedicated referees, many vigorous and conscientious editorial boards and the collective input of the 10 previous Editors as listed in his incoming editorial (January 2000 issue) by the retiring Editor, Professor Alun Beddoe. The scientific climate and it associated publication modus operandi in the 1950s was very different from that at the current time and the journal has evolved to reflect this. Hence today the scope of content is somewhat broader, the size of the journal is vastly greater, the whole publication process is slicker and more efficient and a paper in PMB is highly prized by its authors and those who look to quality factors and impact. The quality of the journal still relies on the voluntary labour and expertise of its busy international referees and Board members. For many years I have tried to place my own research material in PMB and encourage my teams to do likewise, not only acknowledging the prestige of the journal but also because of the extraordinarily fast turnaround time of all the processes without any loss of quality. This serves us very well and the publishing team are to be congratulated. Some things seem to change more slowly or not at all, however. The prediction, when I started my research career, that books and journals would be dinosaurs by now has manifestly not come true and, whilst most of us are addicted (and why not?) to the electronic ways of doing things that can be done by more traditional ways, PMB and a packet of reprints from time to time arriving by post still has a reassuring feel despite the fact that the papers have been `on-line' for a while before. An incoming editor signals change and in turn this induces in some people expectation, hope of improvement and maybe radical revolution. Others cower and hope for stability, continuation of the same and as little outward sign of change as possible. So I should like to signal that I hope to satisfy both camps. The Editor-in-Chief is primarily a guardian of the journal and should change nothing that does not need changing. Maintaining a standard at the same level is a valuable achievement in itself. This is no different from taking on any other leadership role such as in a team or department. One has to lead by consensus and with respect for the position. Conversely there are things I would like to see improved (otherwise I should not have been hired) and I commit to attempting these but in a spirit of cooperation with the Board, the publisher (IOP), IPEM and the readership. Any other approach would be doomed anyway. So, what would I like to see changed? Dare I say anything too strongly upfront? Like Alun six years ago I would like there to be more debate via correspondence but this depends on the readers to do more writing along these lines. Personally I feel PMB, like many journals, has developed to the point where most readers sadly can understand only a small fraction of its contents. I have talked to older readers who said they regularly used to read all or half of the journal. Now many of us can manage only the papers in our specialty. Yet this is somewhat inevitable as medical physics has progressed from a fledgling science to the vast activity it is today, topics have become deeply complicated and we cannot and should not reverse the clock. To address this, I would like to see authors provide some form of `intelligible lay-scientific summary' of their paper as a condition of its publication. I think readers would then enjoy reading all, not just some, of these and maybe become attracted to other areas than the ones in which they currently work. I would like to see the voluntary and anonymous publication of selected referees' comments `tailing' (some) published paper

Webb, Steve

2006-01-01

111

From a Former Editor's perspective: Women's Literary History, Continued  

Microsoft Academic Search

1So I wrote in the journal as I left Tulsa for Miami in 1986. My final “From the Editor’s perspective” essay had been prompted by the publica tion of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women (1985), their pioneering effort to construct a canon of women’s writing. In my column I wrote, “Just what

Shari Benstock; Suzanne Ferriss

2007-01-01

112

Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 1 January 2012 I will be assuming the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST). I am flattered by the confidence expressed in my ability to carry out this challenging job and I will try hard to justify this confidence.The previous Editor-in-Chief, Laurens Molenkamp, University of Würzburg, Germany, has worked tirelessly for the last ten

Kornelius Nielsch

2012-01-01

113

A Generic Layout Algorithm for Metamodel Based Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The diagram editor generator framework DiaMeta utilizes meta-model based language specifications and supports free-hand as well as structured editing. This paper describes\\u000a a generic layout algorithm that meets the demands of this kind of editors. The underlying concept of the algorithm is attribute\\u000a evaluation. An attribute evaluator is best suited for an unambiguous layout, i.e. the diagram may not be

Sonja Maier; Mark Minas

2007-01-01

114

San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services Bilingual-Bicultural Program. Curriculum: Kindergarten Through Third Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For the children in the San Luis Valley (Colorado), bilingual education has provided a successful atmosphere for both the monolingual English speakers and the non-English speakers. They teach each other, learn about each other's culture, and appreciate and understand others better. This curriculum guide, funded by Title VII of the Elementary and…

San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO.

115

Lirismo mecánico: sobre la maquinaria de reproducción ficcional en El Aleph de Jorge Luis Borges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how Jorge Luis Borges articulates a mechanical form of lyricism in the collection of short stories The Aleph, which are characterized by a complex mechanism of rewriting and reproduction that problematizes the concept of the original. This process of fictional reproduction entails the generation of implicit and explicit forms of lyricism. Using Walter Benjamin’s notion of “aura”

Ignacio Infante

2012-01-01

116

Biological structure and health implications from tooth size at Mission San Luis de Apalachee  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyzes dental metric varia- tion to examine the biological structure of the native population at Mission San Luis de Apalachee, a late 17th century mission located in the Apalachee Province of Spanish colonial Florida. Three topics are addressed: (1) comparison of tooth sizes among adult and subadults, (2) analysis of the bio-spatial structure of skeletons within the church

Christopher M. Stojanowski; Clark Spencer Larsen; Tiffiny A. Tung; Bonnie G. McEwan

2007-01-01

117

Detecting areas disturbed by mining activities through Landsat images, San Luis Potosi City, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mining history in San Luis Potosí (Mexico) goes back to more than four centuries, and the accumulation of mining waste poses an important problem to ecological risk prevention. Epithermal deposits are the most common in this region and the impact of mining exploitation must be evaluated to propose sustainable development of the natural resources, which have a strong contribution of the national economy. The state San Luis Potosi is situated in the central part of Mexico between parallels 21°11' and 24°34' of north latitude and 98°23' and 102°14' of west longitude, 424 km northeast from Mexico City. Today is a sprawling city with more than half a million residents. The aim of this study was to analyse land cover and vegetation changes between 1972 and 2000 in San Luis Potosi Valley, using satellite image data. Since large changes in land cover and vegetation are taking place in the Valley and there is a lack of good data, such as maps, statistics and aerial photographs, it was appropriate to use satellite data for assessment of land cover and vegetation to estimate the environmental impact of the mining industry. Field data samples were used to evaluate the change results obtained with the multispectral satellite images. The results show that land cover change in the San Luis Potosi Valley has occurred in the past decade as a result of both natural forces and human activities, which have in turn impacted on the regional sustainable development of the mining resources.

Torres-Vera, M.-A.

2009-04-01

118

Notes on a Critical Edition of Para las seis cuerdas by Jorge Luis Borges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jorge Luis Borges orchestrated the canonization of his work, culminating in his Obras completas. The traces of this editorial endeavor are effaced in what Borges conceived as his complete works. The analysis of the various editions of Para las seis cuerdas demonstrates that the rationale behind the editorial changes is a conscious effort to present a collection of milongas with

Robert Folger

2001-01-01

119

Scanning electron microscope and statistical analysis of suspended heavy metal particles in San Luis Potosi, Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three hundred samples of urban aerosol were collected in high-volume samplers from five urban locations situated near an important metallurgical plant in the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Whole samples were analyzed by atomic absorption (AA) for Pb, Cd, As, Cu, Ni, Fe and Cr. One hundred eighty of these samples were subjected to X-ray microanalysis (EDS) coupled with

A. Aragón Piña; G. Torres Villaseñor; M. Monroy Fernández; A Luszczewski Kudra; R Leyva Ramos

2000-01-01

120

PREVALENCE OF SOME BACTERIA YEASTS AND MOLDS IN MEAT FOODS IN SAN LUIS, ARGENTINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

SuMMary In this work we evaluate the microbiological quality and the hygiene degree of meat foods consumed in the city of San Luis. A total of 515 meat food samples (315 from fresh sausages, 100 from hamburgers and 100 from ground beef) were processed, being the most of them non-industrial products. The microbiological quality was determined by counts of total

Patricia V. Stagnitta; Blas Micalizzi; M. Stefanini de Guzmán

121

MORPHOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL STUDY OF PLACER GOLD FROM THE SAN LUIS RANGE, ARGENTINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The composition of placer gold from the San Luis Range, Argentina, is poorly documented, although these deposits have been known since the 18th century. A detailed study of gold grains collected from different streams in the La Carolina gold district was carried out. We performed 502 analyses on 191 grains. The core composition of the gold grains is heterogeneous, with

M. F. Marquez-Zavalia; GORDON SOUTHAM; JAMES R. CRAIG; MIGUEL ANGEL GALLISKI

2004-01-01

122

SPECIAL PROBLEM REPORT, IMPROVING EXTENSION PROGRAM PLANNING PROCEDURES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY MAIL QUESTIONNAIRE TO GATHER DATA ON THE FARM POPULATION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, TO GET NAMES OF COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND PROVIDE MOTIVATION FOR EXTENSION PROGRAM PLANNING. THE MEAN AGE OF RESPONDENTS WAS 50, THE LARGE MAJORITY WITH CHILDREN AT HOME, THREE-FOURTHS NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA, ONE-HALF BEING BORN IN…

CANNON, DALE CARTER

123

Status and Ecology of Sensitive Aquatic Vertebrates in Lower San Simeon and Pico Creeks, San Luis Obispo County, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report includes visual surveys during 1992 in San Simeon and Pico Creeks in coastal San Luis Obispo County, California. The authors objectives were to determine the status, habitats and relative abundance of five sensitive, aquatic species: the tidewa...

G. B. Rathbun M. R. Jennings N. R. Siepel T. G. Murphey

1993-01-01

124

Visual editor to create and display MCNP input files  

SciTech Connect

The creation of Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) geometries, using a text editor, can be very complex and time consuming. A visual editor to create and display MCNP geometries has now been in use for several years at Hanford for MCNP geometries for numerous applications. A large user base has helped to identify problems with the code, and many modifications have been made to satisfy user requests. The code currently uses Motif libraries for the graphical user interface and runs on most UNIX workstations. The code is now available for public release and can be obtained through the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC).

Schwarz, R.A. [Battelle, Richland, WA (United States); Carter, L.L. [Carter M.C. Analysis, Richland, WA (United States)

1997-12-01

125

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) Definitions and User's Guide. Version 5.0, September 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Health Care Financing Administration has provided all fiscal intermediaries with a code editing package referred to as the Medicare Code Editor. The Medicare Code Editor contains edits that deal primarily with coding and coverage related issues. The '...

1988-01-01

126

Instructional Support System (ISS) Curriculum Definition Editor. CMI Development Reference Manual (VAX Version).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Instructional Support System Curriculum Definition Editor is an interactive editor that allows the user to build curricula containing courses and curriculum groups (groups of courses). A curriculum is the highest level in the CMI hierarchy. In additio...

1985-01-01

127

Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to assess the commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 and 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (KGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstock for the production of ethanol.

Hewlett, E.M.; Erickson, M.V.; Ferguson, C.D.; Sherwood, P.B.; Boswell, B.S.; Walter, K.M.; Hart, M.L.

1983-07-01

128

Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 to 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source was assessed. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (IGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstocks for the production of ethanol.

Hewlett, E.M.; Erickson, M.V.; Ferguson, C.D.; Boswell, B.S.; Walter, K.M.; Hart, M.L.; Sherwood, P.B.

1983-07-01

129

Knowledge Acquisition using an English-Based Method Editor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We describe an editor for problem-solving knowledge that communicates with the user through English paraphrases of the knowledge. Although it does not support the full range of modifications one might want to make, the value of the tool lies in the fact t...

J. Blythe S. Ramachandran

1999-01-01

130

Kamide reflects on JGR and the role of editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After serving the space physics community for more than 11 years, Y. Kamide of the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory at Nagoya University in Toyokawa, Japan, retired as editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics for the Asian/Pacific region. He had been a JGR editor since AGU first opened two editorial offices in Europe and the Asian/Pacific region in 1989. Even as the initial JGR editor in Asia, Kamide was not new to AGU editorial business. Before accepting the JGR position, Kamide served 3 years as the editor in Japan for Geophysical Research Letters.According to Kamide, over the last 5 years, the number of high-quality submissions to JGR in the Asian/Pacific region has increased dramatically, by a factor of 2.5. This increase came mostly from the younger generation of scientists, which bodes well for the future of JGR and space physics in general. Together with the substantial contributions to JGR from the European community, this achievement has been recognized by AGU as proof that JGR is truly an international journal of the highest editorial standards.

Woods, Peter

131

Menu-Driven Menu Editor and Associated Menu System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A menu-style user interface has been developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for distributed control, data acquisition and data processing. A graphical menu editor, which is itself the first application of the menu system, is used to co...

G. G. Preckshot D. N. Butner

1988-01-01

132

Potpourri: reflections from husband\\/wife academic editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors provide a review of some of the more notable experiences they have had editing an academic journal and dealing with other editors of journals and books over the past thirty-five years. They address the use of the English language, poor scholarship, the refereeing process and the possible demise of economic education as a scholarly activity

William E. Becker; Suzanne R. Becker

2011-01-01

133

Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the end of 2011 I will retire as Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology, and I am very pleased to announce that the job will be taken over by Professor Kornelius Nielsch. In the ten years I have held this position, I have seen many new topics entering the journal: spintronics, organic semiconductors, and Dirac fermion physics, to name

Laurens W Molenkamp

2011-01-01

134

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) Version 6.0.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE), Version 6.0 detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. While the MCE identifies and indicates the nature of the error, it does not correct the error. The Health Care Financing Administration has provided all f...

C. Mowry

1990-01-01

135

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) Version 11.0.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. While it identifies and indicates the nature of the error, it does not correct the error. A particular error condition is associated with each type of coding error ide...

1994-01-01

136

Using a Computerized Text-Editor in Freshman Composition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine how useful a computerized text editor would be in helping students to revise their papers, an interactive text manipulation system (Wylbur) was made available to two classes of freshman composition students at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since the course received no advance publicity, students did not know when they…

Gerrard, Lisa

137

IN DEFENSE OF ECORISK ASSESSMENT (LETTER TO EDITOR)  

EPA Science Inventory

Dear Editor: We are writing to convey a more accurate portrayal of the status of ecological ("environmental" in Europe) risk assessment that was presented in the recent article by M. Power and L.S. McCarty (Fallacies in Ecological Risk Assessment Practices," August 1997, pp 370A-...

138

OBO-Edit - an ontology editor for biologists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: OBO-Edit is an open source, platform-independent ontology editor developed and maintained by the Gene Ontology Consortium. Implemented in Java, OBO-Edit uses a graph-oriented approach to display and edit ontologies. OBO-Edit is particularly valuable for viewing and editing biomedical ontologies. Availability: https:\\/\\/sourceforge.net\\/project\\/showfiles.php?group_id ¼36855

John Day-richter; Midori A. Harris; Melissa Haendel; Suzanna Lewis

2007-01-01

139

Technical communication: a collaborative effort between author and editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project-report writing and editing process at Dames & Moore is discussed. Consulting engineers spend a major portion of their time writing or reviewing project reports. After weeks or even months of fieldwork and analysis, the project engineer is indeed close to the subject. The involvement of an editor in report production ensures that the report is well organized and

D. J. Stocker

1990-01-01

140

EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 1 January, 2004, I assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. I will start by saying that I will do my best to justify the confidence of the journal management and publishing staff in my abilities. I was fortunate to have been able to work, as an Editorial Board member, with my predecessor, the

P. Bhattacharya

2004-01-01

141

Towards a Visual Notation, and Editor, for User Interface Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT A visual programming,language,and editor is described that aims to support User Interface design through rapid, exploratory programming. This paper describes work,in progress in the User Interface Design Environment,(UIDE) project (DTI\\/SERC: IED 4\\/1\\/1577), due for completion in August 1993. 2 CONTENTS

Ian Rogers

142

GATEKEEPING DECISIONS OF ARKANSAS DAILY NEWSPAPER EDITORS IN PUBLISHING AGRICULTURAL NEWS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study was to determine how Arkansas daily newspaper editors make the decision to print, or not print, agricultural news. Specifically, this study sought to describe the demographic characteristics of editors of Arkansas daily newspapers; determine editors' self-reported knowledge level of agriculture, experience in agriculture, and perception of the importance of agricultural issues; and determine the

D. Dwayne Cartmell; James E. Dyer; Robert J. Birkenholz

143

FEP 4.16. Fault-tree, Event tree, & P&ID Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

FEP4.16 is a program developed to provide a common access to a suite of graphical tools developed for performing Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). These tools include the graphical event tree, fault tree, and P and ID editors. The event tree editor allows the analyst to construct and modify graphical event trees. The fault tree editor allows the user to construct

1994-01-01

144

Visual Language Editing Using a Grammar-Based Visual Structure Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a structure editor that allows visual programs and other visual structures to be created and manipulated in a visual component-based manner with automatic layout. The structure editor is able to edit any number of visual languages simultaneously through the use of visual grammars to control the editing action. In this paper, we describe the operation of the editor,

Calum A. M. Grant

1998-01-01

145

A “Legitimate Beef” or “Raw Meat”?Civility, Multiculturalism, and Letters to the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article looks at the news production practices surrounding letters to the editor as a case study in the difficulties of creating a civil public debate in multicultural societies. It examines how letters editors make decisions about publishing uncivil letters—letters that are sexist, racist, homophobic, or generally intolerant. If letters contribute to the public debate, editors are reluctant to reject

KARIN WAHL-JORGENSEN

2004-01-01

146

Editors' Malpractice: Forward Submitted Letters (To the Concerned Authors), then Reject Them  

Microsoft Academic Search

It seems that editors still enjoy an almost absolute power in deciding “what gets published” and are barely accountable. The rejection of two “Letters to the Editor” submitted by myself to different journals leads me to expose here the editors' confidentiality breach inherent to improperly sharing unpublished manuscripts with the challenged authors. Although the scientific relevance of the issues raised

HORACIO RIVERA

2009-01-01

147

The News Conference: How Daily Newspaper Editors Construct the Front Page  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conversational analysis of language used (and recorded) during 64 different news conferences reveals patterns that editors use in arguing over what stories should appear on the front page. Editors' routinely signal front page newsworthiness by elaborating\\/defending their choices and work hard to defend the newsworthiness of their choices. Traditional news values are part of the strategy that editors use, but

Ann E. Reisner

1992-01-01

148

Stopped at the Gate: Women's Sports, “Reader Interest,” and Decision Making by Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Newspaper sports pages have been criticized for failure to incorporate women's sports equitably, although few studies have examined why editors consistently sideline women's sports. This survey of 285 sports editors in the southeastern United States explores gatekeeping factors that may affect coverage received by women's sports. Results show that many editors fail to systematically ascertain reader interests, many believe that

Marie Hardin

2005-01-01

149

Favoritism versus Search for Good Papers: Empirical Evidence Regarding the Behavior of Journal Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Journal editors who publish papers authored by colleagues and former graduate students have been charged with practicing favoritism, with the implication that the papers in question are of lower quality than those written by scholars with no ties to the editor. Using citation analysis, the authors find strong evidence that although journal editors occasionally publish subpar papers authored by colleagues

David N. Laband; Michael J. Piette

1994-01-01

150

Little Common Ground for Magazine Editors and Professors Surveyed on Journalism Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to fill a gap in the literature by analyzing the attitudes of magazine editors and educators toward various skills that job applicants should exhibit. The survey results detail significant differences between the editors and educators on eighteen of twenty-three skills. Open-ended questions also indicated that editors appeared to value nonskills such as cheerfulness, while overlooking a

Carolyn Lepre; Glen L. Bleske

2005-01-01

151

EDITORIAL: Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Paul Corkum will be taking on the position of Editor-in-Chief at Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (J. Phys. B) from the beginning of January 2011. During my term as Editor-in-Chief atomic, molecular and optical science has continued to change rapidly: we have seen ultracold physics widening its original emphasis on Bose-Einstein condensates to the entanglement of light and matter in the most general sense towards a science of information. At the same time attosecond science and interaction of matter with short x-ray pulses develops rapidly. I am very happy that J. Phys. B with Paul Corkum as Editor-in-Chief will play a central role in publishing exciting results from this field. I would like to thank the publishing team at J. Phys. B for their fantastic job, in particular for the quality of the refereeing system the team has been able to maintain while at the same time bringing down the publication times considerably. I thank them all for the help and support they have given me in the role of Editor-in-Chief and wish them the very best for the future. Last and certainly not least I would like to thank you, the authors, referees and readers, for the support of J. Phys. B.

Rost, Jan Michael

2011-01-01

152

EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 1 January 2012 I will be assuming the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST). I am flattered by the confidence expressed in my ability to carry out this challenging job and I will try hard to justify this confidence. The previous Editor-in-Chief, Laurens Molenkamp, University of Würzburg, Germany, has worked tirelessly for the last ten years and has done an excellent job for the journal. Everyone at the journal is profoundly grateful for his leadership and for his achievements In 2012 several new members will join the Editorial Board: Professor Deli Wang (University of California, San Diego) with considerable expertise in semiconductor nanowires, Professor Saskia Fischer (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) with a background in semiconductor quantum devices, and Professor Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) with extensive experience in plasma processing of thin films and gate oxides. In particular, I want to express my gratitude to Professor Israel Bar-Joseph (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Professor Maria Tamargo (The City College of New York, USA), who will leave next year and who have vigorously served the Editorial Board for years. The journal has recently introduced a fast-track option for manuscripts. This option is a high-quality, high-profile outlet for new and important research across all areas of semiconductor research. Authors can expect to receive referee reports in less than 20 days from submission. Once accepted, you can expect the articles to be online within two or three weeks from acceptance and to be published in print in less than a month. Furthermore, all fast-track communications published in 2011 will be free to read for ten years. More detailed information on fast-track publication can be found on the following webpage: http://iopscience.iop.org/0268-1242/page/Fast track communications It is encouraging to see that since the journal introduced pre-review, with the aim to raise the quality of our content, three years later the number of published articles has remained stable at around 220 per year, whilst the number of downloads and citations to the journal has grown. In 2011, three topical issues have been published, on: (Nano)characterization of semiconductor materials and structures (Guest Editor: Alberta Bonanni, University of Linz, Austria) Flexible OLEDs and organic electronics (Guest Editors: Jang-Joo Kim, Min-Koo Han, Cambridge University, UK, and Yong-Young Noh, Seoul National University, Korea) From heterostructures to nanostructures: an 80th birthday tribute to Zhores Alferov (Guest Editor: Dieter Bimberg, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) For the coming years, I will strongly support that the number of published topical issues will continue on the same level or slightly rise. SST has planned the publication of the following topical issues for 2012: Non-polar and semipolar nitride semiconductors (Guest Editors: Jung Han, Yale University, USA, and Michael Kneissl, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) Topological insulators (Guest Editors: Alberto Morpurgo, Université de Genève, Switzerland and Björn Trauzettel, Universität Basel, Switzerland) Atomic layer deposition (Guest Editor: Marek Godlewski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) 50th Anniversary of the laser diode (Guest Editors: Mike Adams, Univeristy of Essex, UK and Stephane Calvez, University of Strathclyde, UK) In addition to the traditional topics of SST, I as Editor-in-chief, strongly support and welcome the submission of manuscripts on organic semiconductors, topological insulators, semiconductor nanostructures for photovoltaic, solid-state lighting and energy harvesting, IC application beyond Moore's law and fundamental works on semiconductors based on abundant materials. I am extremely optimistic about the future of SST. I believe that we will raise the standards of acceptance while maintaining the short time from submission to first decision. I am confident that we will continue to improve the quality of the papers pu

Nielsch, Kornelius

2012-01-01

153

EDITORIAL: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Outgoing Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I started in 2002 as Editor-in-Chief of a well established journal—MST (Measurement Science and Technology). It was a time when modern means of communication offered new opportunities for the scientific community—for all scientists and engineers whether at universities, in industry or at other institutions—to access better quality information in a shorter time. This development helped us to be more efficient in our daily scientific work and to anticipate new trends faster than before. A flood of information was created by different search engines. A few online journals or journals published in emerging countries with a similar profile to MST appeared on the market. MST had to provide new answers in response to these developments. In 2002 I postulated two requirements to the journal. Firstly, the publisher has to be up to date. My impression over the years has been that IOPP is excellently organized. That has made it easier for the board members and all our reviewers to concentrate on the scientific aspects of our input to the journal. During all my visits to Bristol or my contacts with the IOPP staff I always met very professional and enthusiastic staff members. They have not only supported and encouraged the ideas and initiatives of the Editorial Board members, but they have also worked hard on establishing one of the most effective journal operations in the field of measurement science and technology. Many authors are well aware of this. Thus I am able to declare that the first requirement for a successful journal has been met. Secondly, the scientific level has to be high and the journal should attract readers from all over the world. This task was the responsibility of the Editorial Board members and of myself. Our strategy was on the one hand to ensure continuity in MST but on the other hand to be open to new trends and developments. Examples of these new aspects of the journal are fields like micro- and nanometrology, measurement techniques for biological, medical and life science applications or sensors and sensing systems. Selected papers or special features in recent issues of MST attest to this development [1-3]. In parallel with these new fields, board members have always kept their eye on the other journal topics. Many papers published in MST have been downloaded very often and highly cited. This shows the acceptance and reputation of MST. Thanks to the activity of all board members over the last ten years MST has published a number of excellent review articles. This has strengthened the prestige of MST. A new series of articles was introduced under the banner of 'Perspectives' in 2008. They highlight milestones in a selected field and indicate some future challenges from the point of view of the author [4]. In summary, it can be stated that MST is on a good path. This was created thanks to the activity of all members of the Editorial Board. In recent years we have enlarged this board with well known scientists from universities and industry from all over the world. This will ensure a continuously positive development of MST. As outgoing Editor-in-Chief, I can say that I have found my task fascinating and I have enjoyed it very much. I have learned a lot in this time because I have come into close contact with a large number of scientists from a vast spectrum of technical areas and parts of our world. My special gratitude is dedicated to all the Editorial Board members of the last ten years and especially to Sharon D'Souza from IOPP. Furthermore, I would like to pass on to my successor, Professor David Birch from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, my best wishes for an enjoyable and successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief! References [1] Tanaka M, Baba T and Postek M T 2011 Nanometrology Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 020101 [2] Potyrailo R A et al 2011 RFID sensors as the common sensing platform for single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 082001 [3] Fritze H 2011 High-temperature bulk acoustic wave sensors Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 012002 [4] Birch D J S 2011 Fluorescence detections and di

Hauptmann, Peter

2012-01-01

154

A DNA sequence editor with voice input and output.  

PubMed

DNA sequence editors for IBM PC-compatible computers are often line-oriented, with complicated methods of entering and modifying sequences. This paper describes SE, a full-screen sequence editor that is operated like a word processor. Features include keyboard entry of new sequences, ability to search for patterns or sequence features, ability to switch strands, and ability to renumber and rotate circular sequences. The entry of new sequences can be confirmed by a spoken voice, and for proofreading, SE will read a sequence aloud using the PC's speaker. If the computer is fitted with a sound board and speech-recognition software, SE will also allow voice-input of sequences. Sequences are saved on a file in a format that is compatible with most sequence-analysis programs. PMID:7873184

Shillitoe, E J

1994-12-01

155

Editor's Corner: Exploring Our Place in the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gazing upward, the night sky has always been a source of awe and wonder. It is difficult not to ponder the truly profound questions of existence. How did everything begin? How big is the universe? What is our place in the universe? The Field Editor provides an overview of This month's issue of The Science Teacher (TST) as it explores these questions and provides diverse perspectives and methods to help address these questions in the science classroom.

Metz, Steve

2005-02-01

156

Editor's Roundtable: Stop avoiding your e-mails!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Don't expect the online "innovation" to go away--email communication is here to stay, and it is your responsibility as an educational professional to respond to them, and even use them to your advantage. This month's Editor's Roundtable column discusses the upsides to the effective use of e-mail to communicate with parents, students, and administrators. In additon, it provides some helpful guidelines for you to follow.

Robert A. Liftig, Edd -.

2007-03-01

157

SimDialog: A visual game dialog editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract SimDialog is a visual editor for dialog in computer,games. This paper presents the design of SimDialog, illustrating how script writers and non-programmers can easily create dialog for video games with complex,branching structures and dynamic,response characteristics. The system creates dialog as a directed graph. This allows for play using the dialog with a state- based cause and effect system that

Charles B. Owen; Frank Biocca; Corey Bohil; Jason Conley

2008-01-01

158

A perspective on computer documentation: System developer vs. technical editor  

SciTech Connect

Between the computer-knowledgeable {open_quotes}techie{close_quotes} and the technical writer is a chasm created by differences in knowledge bases and skills. Although this gap is widened by misunderstandings and misconceptions of system development roles, it is bridged by mutual need and dual appreciation. Often the editor/writer is {open_quotes}behind{close_quotes} from beginning to end. The writer normally joins the team after the programmers are well into system development and do not want to {open_quotes}waste time{close_quotes} discussing fundamentals. The writer is usually excluded from technical discussions because it is assumed that he/she would not understand anyway. Later in the system development cycle, the writer has no time to polish the documentation before a new version of the software is issued which implies that the documentation must be revised. Nevertheless, the editor/writer`s product is critical for the end-user`s appreciation of the software, a fact which promotes unity to complete the comprehensive package of software and documentation. This paper explores the planks in the bridge that spans the chasm between developers and their fundamental PR agents, the technical editors/writers. This paper defines approaches (e.g., The Circling Theory) and techniques (Bold Thrust!) employed for effective communication -- between software developer and technical writer as well as between the software and the end-user.

Carnes, E.T.; Truett, L.F.

1995-12-31

159

Authors, editors, and the signs, symptoms and causes of plagiarism.  

PubMed

Plagiarism and inadequate citing appear to have reached epidemic proportions in research publication. This article discusses how plagiarism is defined and suggests some possible causes for the increase in the plagiarism disease. Most editors do not have much tolerance for text re-use with inadequate citation regardless of reasons why words are copied from other sources without correct attribution. However, there is now some awareness that re-use of words in research articles to improve the writing or "the English" (which has become a common practice) should be distinguished from intentional deceit for the purpose of stealing other authors' ideas (which appears to remain a very rare practice). Although it has become almost as easy for editors to detect duplicate text as it is for authors to re-use text from other sources, editors often fail to consider the reasons why researchers resort to this strategy, and tend to consider any text duplication as a symptom of serious misconduct. As a result, some authors may be stigmatized unfairly by being labeled as plagiarists. The article concludes with practical advice for researchers on how to improve their writing and citing skills and thus avoid accusations of plagiarism. PMID:21957412

Shashok, Karen

2011-07-01

160

CMS Configuration Editor: GUI based application for user analysis job  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the user interface and the software architecture of the Configuration Editor for the CMS experiment. The analysis workflow is organized in a modular way integrated within the CMS framework that organizes in a flexible way user analysis code. The Python scripting language is adopted to define the job configuration that drives the analysis workflow. It could be a challenging task for users, especially for newcomers, to develop analysis jobs managing the configuration of many required modules. For this reason a graphical tool has been conceived in order to edit and inspect configuration files. A set of common analysis tools defined in the CMS Physics Analysis Toolkit (PAT) can be steered and configured using the Config Editor. A user-defined analysis workflow can be produced starting from a standard configuration file, applying and configuring PAT tools according to the specific user requirements. CMS users can adopt this tool, the Config Editor, to create their analysis visualizing in real time which are the effects of their actions. They can visualize the structure of their configuration, look at the modules included in the workflow, inspect the dependences existing among the modules and check the data flow. They can visualize at which values parameters are set and change them according to what is required by their analysis task. The integration of common tools in the GUI needed to adopt an object-oriented structure in the Python definition of the PAT tools and the definition of a layer of abstraction from which all PAT tools inherit.

de Cosa, A.

2011-12-01

161

Nurse editors' views on the peer review process.  

PubMed

A growing body of research challenges the inter-rater reliability of peer reviewers and the value of reviewer training or blinding in improving the quality of manuscript reviews, but double-blinded peer review of papers remains a relatively unexamined standard for nursing journals. Using data from a larger emailed survey, the views of 88 nurse editors on peer review were analyzed using content analysis. The majority of nurse editors reported that blinding was important in peer review, to maintain objectivity and avoid negative personal or professional consequences. The minority who saw potential benefits of open review valued increased transparency in the reviewing and editorial decision-making process. An excellent review was viewed as containing specific instructions on how the deficits in a manuscript might be remedied. Common weaknesses of reviews were lack of specificity and inappropriate focus. Virtually all editors provided some form of preparation or guidance to reviewers. Peer review has an impact on nurses' workload and careers, and training in writing and critique should be included in nursing education. PMID:16287058

Kearney, Margaret H; Freda, Margaret Comerford

2005-12-01

162

1982 James B. Macelwane Awards to Rafael Luis Bras, Donald W. Forsyth, and Steven C. Wofsy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1975 a past Macelwane recipient, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, was leaving the M.I.T. faculty to return to Venezuela. It was my unhappy task as the (then) department head to find his replacement in the awakening field of stochastic hydrology. Ignacio assured me that the problem was solved. He had a young Ph.D. student named Rafael Bras who would make us forget all about Rodriguez-Iturbe!Today, just 5 years after his mentor received this award, we honor Rafael Luis Bras with the 1982 James B. Macelwane Award.

Engelson, Peter S.; Detrick, Robert S.

163

PDB Editor: a user-friendly Java-based Protein Data Bank file editor with a GUI.  

PubMed

The Protein Data Bank file format is the format most widely used by protein crystallographers and biologists to disseminate and manipulate protein structures. Despite this, there are few user-friendly software packages available to efficiently edit and extract raw information from PDB files. This limitation often leads to many protein crystallographers wasting significant time manually editing PDB files. PDB Editor, written in Java Swing GUI, allows the user to selectively search, select, extract and edit information in parallel. Furthermore, the program is a stand-alone application written in Java which frees users from the hassles associated with platform/operating system-dependent installation and usage. PDB Editor can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdbeditorjl/. PMID:19307724

Lee, Jonas; Kim, Sung Hou

2009-03-19

164

Provenance of the late Proterozoic to early Cambrian metaclastic sediments of the Sierra de San Luis (Eastern Sierras Pampeanas) and Cordillera Oriental, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Provenance studies have been performed utilising major and trace elements, Nd systematics, whole rock Pb–Pb isotopes and zircon U\\/Pb SHRIMP data on metasedimentary rocks of the Sierra de San Luis (Nogolí Metamorphic Complex, Pringles Metamorphic Complex, Conlara Metamorphic Complex and San Luis Formation) and the Puncoviscana Formation of the Cordillera Oriental. The goal was the characterisation of the different domains

Malte Drobe; Mónica G. López de Luchi; André Steenken; Robert Frei; Rudolf Naumann; Siegfried Siegesmund; Klaus Wemmer

2009-01-01

165

Potential field studies of the central San Luis Basin and San Juan Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico, and southern and western Afghanistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation includes three separate chapters, each demonstrating the interpretive utility of potential field (gravity and magnetic) geophysical datasets at various scales and in various geologic environments. The locations of these studies are the central San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico, the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, and southern and western Afghanistan. The San Luis Basin is

Benjamin John Drenth

2009-01-01

166

Biological structure and health implications from tooth size at Mission San Luis de Apalachee.  

PubMed

This study analyzes dental metric variation to examine the biological structure of the native population at Mission San Luis de Apalachee, a late 17th century mission located in the Apalachee Province of Spanish colonial Florida. Three topics are addressed: (1) comparison of tooth sizes among adult and subadults, (2) analysis of the bio-spatial structure of skeletons within the church area, and (3) comparison of phenotypic profiles of individuals interred within coffins in the ritual nucleus of the church: the altar region. Analyses indicate that subadults had smaller average tooth sizes than adults for the posterior dentition that was particularly evident in mandibular nonpolar molars and premolars. This disparity, also documented in two other mission populations, likely represents ontogenetic stress and resulting increased mortality among those most at risk for early death. Analysis of the spatial structure of graves failed to document biological structuring by side of the aisle or by burial row, although some gross differences were evident when front, middle, and rear church burials were compared. Individuals buried in coffins within the same row were phenotypically similar to one another. However, inter-row comparisons indicated lack of phenotypic similarity among all coffin interments. These analyses suggest maintenance of kin-structured burial for elites alone within the San Luis community. PMID:17078031

Stojanowski, Christopher M; Larsen, Clark S; Tung, Tiffiny A; McEwan, Bonnie G

2007-02-01

167

EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 1 January, 2004, I assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. I will start by saying that I will do my best to justify the confidence of the journal management and publishing staff in my abilities. I was fortunate to have been able to work, as an Editorial Board member, with my predecessor, the previous Editor-in-Chief, Professor Allister Ferguson. Allister has provided a high degree of intellectual stewardship for the journal in the last five years. He has made the job appear a worthy challenge for me. I therefore take this opportunity to thank Allister on behalf of the Editorial Board and publishing staff of the journal. Several other factors contributed to my decision to accept this position. The first is the group of people who actually go about the business of publishing. The Senior Publisher, Nicola Gulley (and her predecessor Sophy Le Masurier); the Managing Editor, Jill Membrey; the Publishing Administrators, Nina Blakesley and Sarah Towell; the Production Editor, Katie Gerrard and their office staff form an amazing group and have managed to make the operation of the journal incredibly efficient. An index of this is the speed with which incoming manuscripts are processed. The average time between the receipt of a manuscript and its web publication, if accepted, is 130 days. This is three to five times shorter than for most other journals. A factor that contributes to this success is a responsive pool of referees that the publishing staff have as a valuable resource. Ultimately, the standard bearers of any journal are the referees. Therefore, a grateful `thank you' is due from all of us at J. Phys. D to all our referees, who diligently perform this honourable task. The Associate Editors of the journal, Professors Lawler, Margaritondo and O'Grady, also provide immense scientific leadership. They help in defining new directions for the journal and in the publishing process. Last, but not least, a remarkable asset of the journal, and a tremendous intellectual resource, is the Editorial Board. The board members are all distinguished scientists and engineers who provide valuable counsel in defining the technical scope of the journal and its management. The members attend the board meetings at least once a year and, as a dynamic group, discuss ways of making the journal better. Most of them, including myself, also publish in J. Phys. D on a regular basis. This is truly a unique feature. So, what do I hope to accomplish during my tenure? I will strive to continue the legacy established by Allister and to look at ways of making a first-rate journal even better. At the heart of this is the quality of papers published. This can be done in several ways: raising the bar for refereeing and acceptance, regular publication of topical clusters and special issues in important areas, and publication of review articles by internationally renowned researchers and academics. In all these areas, the Editorial Board members can play a leading role. While I believe that the present topical scope of the journal is adequate and covers the important areas of applied physics, it is easy to miss out on important emerging areas. Therefore, we will have to keep the scope of the journal under constant scrutiny. Above all, the content of the journal must remain relevant at all times. I look forward to working with the journal's excellent staff, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Board.

Bhattacharya, P.

2004-04-01

168

FEP 4.16. Fault-tree, Event tree, & P&ID Editors  

SciTech Connect

FEP4.16 is a program developed to provide a common access to a suite of graphical tools developed for performing Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). These tools include the graphical event tree, fault tree, and P and ID editors. The event tree editor allows the analyst to construct and modify graphical event trees. The fault tree editor allows the user to construct and modify graphical fault trees. The P and ID editor allows the user to construct and modify plant drawings. These drawings can then be used to document the modeling used in a PRA.

Russell, K.D. [EG and G Idaho Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1994-02-01

169

Editor's Corner: May You Live in Interesting Times!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the 2004-2005 began, science teachers were faced with unprecedented challenges. Limited budgets were stretched to the breaking point. The mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), state and national standards, and high-stakes testing required teachers to reflect on past practices and current teaching strategies. In this month's column, the field editor shares his thoughts on these issues. In addition, he highlights various strategies found in this issue of The Science Teacher (TST) that will help teachers to face these challenges with confidence, especially as they relate to "Science on a Shoestring Budget."

Metz, Steve

2004-09-01

170

Editor's Corner: Let Us Now Praise Science Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The science teacher is called upon to be scientist, educator, equipment manager, safety inspector, lecturer, child-care provider, coach, writing editor, mathematician, historian, counselor, and stand-up comedian--all at once. Given all this, we should have the highest admiration for those who choose science teaching and become successful. So, next time you run into a science teacher, give him or her a pat on the back for choosing such a challenging, but rewarding, life's work. If you are a science teacher, give yourself a pat on the back as well.

Metz, Steve

2008-10-01

171

Collective Text Editor: A New Interface Focused on Interaction Design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Collective Text Editor ETC is a tool that follows Web 2.0 philosophy. Thus, its aim is to foster collaborative work mediated by computer and to create a space where the synchronous and asynchronous construction of collective texts among geographically dispersed users can be encouraged. The ETC is linked to a research project of NUTED/UFRGS. The present article deals with the reconstruction of the interface so as to adapt it to the current technological demands, giving it credibility and new personality.

Behar, Patricia Alejandra; Macedo, Alexandra Lorandi; Passos, Jaire Ederson; Passos, Paula Caroline Schifino Jardim

172

Editor's Roundtable: Systems--A powerful interdisciplinary theme  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A systems approach to science education is one of the powerful interdisciplinary ideas that AAAS recommends be woven through science learning at all levels and in all content areas. AAAS also calls for making systems thinking explicit in middle school and suggests that students investigate biological, electrical, and mechanical systems to determine how they work by identifying their parts and the connections and effects these parts have, not only on each other, but on the entire system as well. To that end--this month's issue is devoted to incorporating a systems approach to science teaching. Here the Editor highlights the articles related to this interdisciplinary theme.

Liftig, Inez

2008-07-01

173

Jorge Luis Borges and the New Physics: the Literature of Modern Science and the Science of Modern Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

By examining the works of the Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, and the parallels it has with modern physics, literature and science converge in their quest for truth regarding the structure and meaning of the universe. The classical perception of physics as a \\

Mark Robert Mosher

1992-01-01

174

Happiness Is Bilingual Education for the Children in the San Luis Valley Schools, School Year 1973-74.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The San Luis Valley Bilingual Bicultural Program was begun in 10 schools at the kindergarten level. Each year the next higher grade was to be implemented until the program was in existence from K-4. During 1972-73, there were 1,092 kindergarten and first grade children and 86 teaching staff participating in the program. Its primary goal was…

San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO.

175

De Eros y po\\\\'etica: Itinerarios de Jos\\\\'e Lezama Lima y Luis Cernuda. [Spanish text  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most striking affinity in the aesthetic approach of the works of the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda and the Cuban Jose Lezama Lima is thematic and stylistic: Eros and the poetic tropes. Eros constitutes the ideational impetus of the literary creation of both writers. The semantic impetus for my interpretation is the mythological connotation of Eros as the creative God

Christine Garrido-Bassanini

1987-01-01

176

Endemic Fluorosis in San-Luis-Potosi, Mexico .1. Identification of Risk-Factors Associated with Human Exposure to Fluoride  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to identify risk factors associated with human exposure to fluoride in San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico, a biochemical and epidemiological study was carried out in 1992. Results from the analysis of fluoride sources showed that 61% of tap water samples had fluoride levels above the optimal level of 0.7-1.2 ppm. The levels were higher after boiling. In bottled

M. Grimaldo; V. H. Borjaaburto; A. L. Ramirez; M. Ponce; M. Rosas; F. Diazbarriga

1995-01-01

177

Anomalous Representations of Reality in Luis Valdez's "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" and "The Mummified Deer"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Luis Valdez creates anomalous realities in two of his plays, "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" and "The Mummified Deer," in order to defy dominant expressions of reality as well as classifications of "Chicano" and "Mexican." The anomalous realities, represented primarily by a bodiless head in the first play and an eighty-four-year-old Yaqui…

Saborio, Linda

2008-01-01

178

Ficcion de racionalidad: La memoria como operador mitico en las esteticas polares de Jorge Luis Borges y Jose Lezama Lima  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aesthetic placement and period designation of Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) and José Lezama Lima (1910–1976) are complicated issues among critics. Borges is considered a predecessor of the Latin American literary “boom,” but despite that taxonomy his work transcends that definition and provides a foundation for new trends, such as the “neobarroco” cultivated by Severo Sarduy. Lezama is considered part

Jose R Vilahomat

2003-01-01

179

Ficción de Racionalidad: La memoria como operador mítico en las estéticas polares de Jorge Luis Borges y José Lezama Lima  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aesthetic placement and period designation of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) and José Lezama Lima (1910-1976) are complicated issues among critics. Borges is obviously considered a predecessor of the Latin American literary “boom,” but despite that taxonomy his work transcends that definition and provides a foundation for new trends and styles, such as the “neobarroco” cultivated by Severo Sarduy. Lezama

José R. Vilahomat

2003-01-01

180

Effect of cattle breeding on habitat use of Pampas deer Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer in semiarid grasslands of San Luis, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The largest population of the Argentinean Pampas deer Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer is found in the semiarid grasslands of the San Luis province. Despite relatively high deer numbers in the region, there has been concern that expansion of farming practices could displace the species. Since the 1990’s, cattle breeding has intensified especially as a result of the replacement of natural grassland

M. L. Merino; M. B. Semeñiuk; J. E. Fa

2011-01-01

181

Community Response to Concentrating Solar Power in the San Luis Valley: October 9, 2008 - March 31, 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is about the social acceptance of utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the San Luis Valley, approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado. The research focused on social factors that may facilitate and impede the ado...

B. C. Farhar K. J. Tierney L. M. Hunter T. M. Kirkland

2010-01-01

182

Measured performance results: Low-cost solar water heating systems in the San Luis Valley  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The measured performance of seven low-cost solar water heating systems in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado is summarized. During the summer and fall of 1981, SERI monitored a variety of low-cost solar water heating system designs and components. Five systems had site-built collectors, and four included low-cost tank-in-jacket heat exchanger/storage tank components. Two were air-to-water systems. The five liquid-based systems included a drain-down design, a propylene glycol-charged thermosiphon system, and three pumped-glycol systems. The pumped-liquid systems performed the best, with system efficiencies greater than 20% and solar fractions between 40% and 70%. The air-to-water systems did not perform as well because of leakage in the collectors and heat exchangers. The thermosiphon system performed at lower efficiency because the collector flows were low.

Swisher, J. N.

1983-01-01

183

Land disposal of San Luis drain sediments: Progress Report October 1998 through November 2000  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Panoche Water District, is conducting a pilot-scale test of the viability of land application of selenium (Se)-enriched San Luis Drain (SLD) sediments. Local land disposal is an attractive option due to its low cost and the proximity of large areas of available land. Two modes of disposal are being tested: (1) the application to a nearby SLD embankment, and (2) the application to and incorporation with nearby farm soils. The study of these options considers the key problems which may potentially arise from this approach. These include disturbance of SLD sediments during dredging, resulting in increased downstream Se concentrations; movement of the land-applied Se to the groundwater; increased exposure to the biota; and reduced productivity of farm crops. This report describes field and laboratory activities carried out from 1998 through November 2000, as well as the results of these investigations.

Zawislanski, P.T.; Benson, S.M.; TerBerg, R.; Borglin, S.E.

2001-06-01

184

Hydrogeologic Assessment of the East Bear Creek Unit, San LuisNational Wildlife Refuge  

SciTech Connect

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex to meetReclamation s obligations for Level 4 water supply under the CentralValley Project Improvement Act. Hydrogeological assessment of the EastBear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge was conductedusing a combination of field investigations and a survey of availableliterature from past US Geological Survey Reports and reports by localgeological consultants. Conservative safe yield estimates made using theavailable data show that the East Bear Creek Unit may have sufficientgroundwater resources in the shallow groundwater aquifer to meet aboutbetween 25 percent and 52 percent of its current Level II and between 17percent and 35 percent of its level IV water supply needs. The rate ofsurface and lateral recharge to the Unit and the design of the well fieldand the layout and capacity of pumped wells will decide both thepercentage of annual needs that the shallow aquifer can supply andwhether this yield is sustainable without affecting long-term aquiferquality. In order to further investigate the merits of pumping the nearsurface aquifer, which appears to have reasonable water quality for usewithin the East Bear Creek Unit -- monitoring of the potential sources ofaquifer recharge and the installation of a pilot shallow well would bewarranted. Simple monitoring stations could be installed both upstreamand downstream of both the San Joaquin River and Bear Creek and beinstrumented to measureriver stage, flow and electrical conductivity.Ideally this would be done in conjunction with a shallow pilot well,pumped to supply a portion of the Unit's needs for the wetland inundationperiod.

Quinn, Nigel W.T.

2007-07-15

185

Letter to the editor of TAAP, in response to letter from Anders et al.  

EPA Science Inventory

To the Editor, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology: We would like to address the letter to the editor submitted by Anders et al. regarding the substantive issues raised regarding our paper "Evaluation of two different metabolic hypotheses for dichloromethane toxicity using physi...

186

SATISFACTION VS. SACRIFICE: SPORTS EDITORS ASSESS THE INFLUENCES OFLIFE ISSUES ON JOB SATISFACTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Generally speaking, newspaper sports editors enjoy their work. What's not to enjoy? They hang out with other sports-loving colleagues, talking about the latest developments on the local, regional, and nation- al sports scene. Sports editors are perceived by the public as experts on all things sports, and they work with sports entities that are mostly insu- lated from the public.

Scott Reinardy

187

Analyzing the Creative Editing Behavior of Wikipedia Editors Through Dynamic Social Network Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes editing patterns of Wikipedia contributors using dynamic social network analysis. We have developed a tool that converts the edit flow among contributors into a temporal social network. We are using this approach to identify the most creative Wikipedia editors among the few thousand contributors who make most of the edits amid the millions of active Wikipedia editors.

Takashi Iba; Bernd Peters; Peter A. Gloor

2009-01-01

188

Transferable Output ASCII Data (TOAD) Editor Version 1.0 User's Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Transferable Output ASCII Data (TOAD) editor is an interactive software tool for manipulating the contents of TOAD files. The TOAD editor is specifically designed to work with tabular data. Selected subsets of data may be displayed to the user's scree...

B. D. Bingel A. L. Shea A. S. Hofler

1991-01-01

189

Authors' and editors' perspectives on peer review quality in three scholarly nursing journals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the quality of peer review in three scholarly nursing journals from the perspectives of authors and editors. Specifically, the study examined the extent to which manuscript reviews provided constructive guidance for authors to further develop their work for publication, and for editors to make informed and sound decisions on the disposition of manuscripts.

Mona M. Shattell; Peggy Chinn; Sandra P. Thomas; W. Richard Cowling

2010-01-01

190

New Technology and the Writer/Editor Relationship: Shifting Electronic Realities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the role new technology is playing in the magazine writer/editor relationship. Finds that editors report the new technology is affecting their relationship with writers, and that free-lancers are less apt to use expensive new technology than staff writers. (SR)|

Endres, Kathleen L.; Schierhorn, Ann B.

1995-01-01

191

A survey of orthopaedic journal editors determining the criteria of manuscript selection for publication  

PubMed Central

Background To investigate the characteristics of editors and criteria used by orthopaedic journal editors in assessing submitted manuscripts. Methods Between 2008 to 2009 all 70 editors of Medline listed orthopaedic journals were approached prospectively with a questionnaire to determine the criteria used in assessing manuscripts for publication. Results There was a 42% response rate. There was 1 female editor and the rest were male with 57% greater than 60 years of age. 67% of the editors worked in university teaching hospitals and 90% of publications were in English. The review process differed between journals with 59% using a review proforma, 52% reviewing an anonymised manuscript, 76% using a routine statistical review and 59% of journals used 2 reviewers routinely. In 89% of the editors surveyed, the editor was able to overrule the final decision of the reviewers. Important design factors considered for manuscript acceptance were that the study conclusions were justified (80%), that the statistical analysis was appropriate (76%), that the findings could change practice (72%). The level of evidence (70%) and type of study (62%) were deemed less important. When asked what factors were important in the manuscript influencing acceptance, 73% cited an understandable manuscript, 53% cited a well written manuscript and 50% a thorough literature review as very important factors. Conclusions The editorial and review process in orthopaedic journals uses different approaches. There may be a risk of language bias among editors of orthopaedic journals with under-representation of non-English publications in the orthopaedic literature.

2011-01-01

192

Experiences Using the ParaScope Editor: an Interactive Parallel Programming Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ParaScope Editor is an interactive parallel pro- gramming tool that assists knowledgeable users in de- veloping scientific Fortran programs. It displays the re- sults of sophisticated program analyses, provides a set of powerful interactive transformations, and supports program editing. This paper summarizes experiences of scientific programmers and tool designers using the ParaScope Editor. We evaluate existing features and describe

Mary W. Hall; Timothy J. Harvey; Ken Kennedy; Nathaniel McIntosh; Kathryn S. McKinley; Jeffrey D. Oldham; Michael H. Paleczny; Gerald Roth

1993-01-01

193

Experiences using the ParaScope Editor: an interactive parallel programming tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ParaScope Editor is an interactive parallel programming tool that assists knowledgeable users in developing scientific Fortran programs. It displays the results of sophisticated program analyses, provides a set of powerful interactive transformations, and supports program editing. This paper summarizes experiences of scientific programmers and tool designers using the ParaScope Editor. We evaluate existing features and describe enhancements in three

Mary W. Hallt; Timothy J. Harvey; Ken Kennedy; Nathaniel McIntosh; Kathryn S. McKinley; Jeffrey D. Oldham; Michael H. Paleczny; Gerald Roth

1993-01-01

194

Automatic Adverse Drug Events Detection Using Letters to the Editor  

PubMed Central

We present and test the intuition that letters to the editor in journals carry early signals of adverse drug events (ADEs). Surprisingly these letters have not yet been exploited for automatic ADE detection unlike for example, clinical records and PubMed. Part of the challenge is that it is not easy to access the full-text of letters (for the most part these do not appear in PubMed). Also letters are likely underrated in comparison with full articles. Besides demonstrating that this intuition holds we contribute techniques for post market drug surveillance. Specifically, we test an automatic approach for ADE detection from letters using off-the-shelf machine learning tools. We also involve natural language processing for feature definitions. Overall we achieve high accuracy in our experiments and our method also works well on a second new test set. Our results encourage us to further pursue this line of research.

Yang, Chao; Srinivasan, Padmini; Polgreen, Philip M.

2012-01-01

195

Authors are not criminals and editors should not be policemen.  

PubMed

Authors are a necessary and most appreciated basis for the publishing of any scientific journal. They should be welcomed for their creativity, originality and productivity, not stigmatized in general as cheaters and criminals because a very few were tempted beyond their control to cut the slices a bit too thin, overdo the utilization of leftover data, listed too many authors to a paper, forgot to report a harmless study to an ethical committee, or in very few cases commit severe actions of fraud. The managerial way of thinking, meeting every author with systems of control and limitations is like poison to creative minds. Instead of appointing editors as policemen, we may preferably meet the vast majority of classical scholarly working scientists with trust, confidence and support, facilitating the process of disseminating the results from their creative minds--and of course consequently show the deliberately cheating researchers the door when they act unfaithfully to the scientific society. PMID:21261211

Jorgensen, Povl Munk

196

Magnetic and gravity anomalies in the Sierra del Padre and Sierra del Tala, San Luis Province, Argentina: evidence of buried mafic–ultramafic rocks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a geophysical study of the southern portion of the Sierra Grande de San Luis, San Luis Province, Argentina. A 26mGal amplitude Bouguer anomaly (Charlone anomaly), measuring 40km long by 7km wide, between Sierra de los Padres and Zanjitas reflects the presence of high-density rocks located at approximately 2000m depth. Geophysical models based on more

José Kostadinoff; Ernesto Alfredo Bjerg; Daniel Gregori; Sergio Delpino; Luis Dimieri; Ariel Raniolo; Aberra Mogessie; Georg Hoinkes; Christoph Hauzenberger; Anja Felfernig

2001-01-01

197

Surveiller, faire croire et punir: The Body of Evidence in Luis Rafael Sánchez's La pasión según Antígona Pérez  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Foucauldian reading of Luis Rafael Sánchez’s play La pasión según Antígona Pérez reveals the importance of the body as a site of punishment as well as of propagandistic strategies in the manipulation of public opinion in the imaginary state of Molina. Surveillance and punishment, alluded to in my title, are thus aided by a complex media apparatus intent on

Marina Bettaglio

2012-01-01

198

Geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of the Paleozoic granitoids of the Sierra de San Luis, Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Paleozoic granitoids of the Sierra de San Luis comprise the Ordovician tonalite suite (OTS; metaluminous to mildly peraluminous calcic tonalite–granodiorites) and granodiorite–granite suite (OGGS; peraluminous calcic to calc-alkaline granodiorite–monzogranites), as well as the Devonian granite suite (DGS; peraluminous alkali-calcic monzogranites) and monzonite–granite suite (DMGS; metaluminous alkali-calcic quartz monzonite–monzogranite±granodiorite, mildly peraluminous alkalicalcic monzogranites). The OTS has relatively high K2O, CaO,

M. G. López de Luchi; Siegfried Siegesmund; Klaus Wemmer; Andre Steenken; Rudolf Naumann

2007-01-01

199

Training the unseasoned technical writer-editor: From the trainee's perspective  

SciTech Connect

Many unseasoned technical writer-editors who are not adequately trained may become seasoned inadequately trained technical writer-editors. This problem can occur when a trainee is involved in an ineffective training program, but it can be alleviated by the trainer's assessing the unseasoned writer's talents, becoming involved with the trainee's growth in writing and editing skills, and helping him to visualize his potential as a technical writer-editor. Assessment, support, mentoring, and nurturing are important elements in the trainee's growth process and in any good training or internship program. 1 ref.

Gibbs, B.R.

1991-01-01

200

Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (FEP) editors, Version 4. 0  

SciTech Connect

The Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping Instrumentation Diagram (FEP) editors allow the user to graphically build and edit fault trees, event trees, and piping instrumentation diagrams (P IDs). The software is designed to enable the use of graphical-based editors found in the Integrated Reliability and Risk Assessment System (IRRAS). FEP is made up of three separate editors (Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping Instrumentation Diagram) and a utility module. This reference manual provides a screen-by-screen walkthrough of the entire FEP System.

McKay, M.K.; Skinner, N.L.; Wood, S.T. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1992-05-01

201

Mössbauer, TEM/SAED and XRD investigation on waste dumps of the Valea lui Stan gold mines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The complementary investigation techniques, Mössbauer spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy with selected area electron diffraction (TEM/SAED), X-ray diffraction (XRD) have been used to investigate the fate of the Valea lui Stan, Romania, gold-ore nanoscale-minerals during the long time of residence in the waste dumps. The preliminary investigations showed such waste dumps to contain significant amount of metals which cannot be identified by conventional methods. An intense research activity started up in order to evaluate the possibilities to recycle Valea lui Stan waste dumps and to recover metals by chemical or phytoextraction procedures. The waste dumps naturally show different mineral constituents with clay minerals as major phases, observed by XRD-technique. Although the waste dumps materials have whitish-yellowish colours, MÖSSBAUER technique evidences the presence of the finely dispersed iron bearing minerals. The authors are focusing to inspect and analyze Fe-compounds in the samples collected from Valea lui Stan's waste dumps in order to identify the magnetic phases by Mössbauer technique.

Constantinescu, Serban Grigore; Udubasa, Sorin S.; Udubasa, Gheorghe; Kuncser, Victor; Popescu-Pogrion, Nicoleta; Mercioniu, Ionel; Feder, Marcel

2012-03-01

202

Luis Simarro Lacabra [1851-1921]: from Golgi to Cajal through Simarro, via Ranvier?  

PubMed

Knowledge of cerebral structure and function in its modern form can be traced to the neurone doctrine based largely on the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal [1852-1934] and his lifelong exploitation of the Golgi method. Cajal openly acknowledged his debt to the neuropsychiatrist Luis Simarro Lacabra [1851-1921] who introduced him to the method in 1887, and recalled that the sight of the silver-impregnated nerve cells was the turning point which led him to abandon general anatomy and concentrate on neurohistology. Simarro, who dissipated his free time in trying to improve not only the scientific but also the political world around him, was able to produce exciting Golgi preparations of the cerebral cortex after he returned from voluntary exile in Paris from 1880 to 1885. Certainly it was there that he learned the methods of experimental histology from Louis-Antoine Ranvier [1835-1922] whose laboratory exercises, in the guise of lectures, he attended assiduously. PMID:11446260

Fernandez, N; Breathnach, C S

2001-03-01

203

GRAFTED - GRaphical Fault Tree EDitor: A Fault Tree Description Program for Target Vulnerability/Survivability Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer program GRAFTED, 'GRAphical Fault Tree EDitor', has been written to simplify data entry and modification of component fault tree descriptions (FTD) used in military platform vulnerability/survivability analysis procedures. GRAFTED utilizes a un...

F. J. Tkalcevic N. M. Burman

1992-01-01

204

Issues in Communication Education: An Interview with Joe Ayers (Editor 1999-2002).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an interview with Joe Ayres, editor of this journal from 1999 to 2002. Addresses issues such as curriculum content, competencies for undergraduate students, graduate students, student retention, and the role of mentoring in higher education. (SG)|

Crandall, Heather; Hazel, Michael

2002-01-01

205

Relationship Between IDL (Interface Description Language) and Structure Editor Generation Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper discusses observed commonalities and differences between IDL and structure editor generation technologies. IDL (interface description language) is technology for generation of tool intercommunication support with roots in compiler generation. S...

P. H. Feiler

1986-01-01

206

Vascular editor: from angiographic images to 3D vascular models.  

PubMed

Modern imaging techniques are able to generate high-resolution multimodal angiographic scans. The analysis of vasculature using numerous 2D tomographic images is time consuming and tedious, while 3D modeling and visualization enable presentation of the vasculature in a more convenient and intuitive way. This calls for development of interactive tools facilitating processing of angiographic scans and enabling creation, editing, and manipulation of 3D vascular models. Our objective is to develop a vascular editor (VE) which provides a suitable environment for experts to create and manipulate 3D vascular models correlated with surrounding anatomy. The architecture, functionality, and user interface of the VE are presented. The VE includes numerous interactive tools for building a vascular model from multimodal angiographic scans, editing, labeling, and manipulation of the resulting 3D model. It also provides comprehensive tools for vessel visualization, correlation of 2D and 3D representations, and tracing of small vessels of subpixel size. Education, research, and clinical applications of the VE are discussed, including the atlas of cerebral vasculature. To our best knowledge, there are no other systems offering similar functionality as the VE does. PMID:19350326

Marchenko, Yevgen; Volkau, Ihar; Nowinski, Wieslaw L

2009-04-07

207

FlaME: Flash Molecular Editor - a 2D structure input tool for the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: So far, there have been no Flash-based web tools available for chemical structure input. The authors herein present a feasibility study, aiming at the development of a compact and easy-to-use 2D structure editor, using Adobe's Flash technology and its programming language, ActionScript. As a reference model application from the Java world, we selected the Java Molecular Editor (JME). In

Pavel Dallakian; Norbert Haider

2011-01-01

208

WebKB-GE — A visual editor for canonical conceptual graphs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports a CG editor implementation which uses canonical formation as the direct manipulation metaphore. The editor\\u000a is written in Java and embedded within the WekKB indexation tool. The user's mental map is explicitly supported by a separate\\u000a representation of a graph's visual layout. In addition, co-operative knowledge formulation is supported by network-aware work-sharing\\u000a features. The layout language and

Simon Pollitt; Andrew Burrow; Peter W. Eklund

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Science journal editors' views on publication ethics: results of an international survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Breaches of publication ethics such as plagiarism, data fabrication and redundant publication are recognised as forms of research misconduct that can undermine the scientific literature. We surveyed journal editors to determine their views about a range of publication ethics issues. Methods: Questionnaire sent to 524 editors-in-chief of Wiley-Blackwell science journals asking about the severity and frequency of 16 ethical

E Wager; S Fiack; C Graf; A Robinson; I Rowlands

2010-01-01

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A landmark-based transformation approach to concurrency control in group editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Operational transformation (OT) is a responsive and nonblocking concurrency control method widely-accepted in group editors. Correctness and performance are the basis of usefulness and usability of OT-based group editors. However, the correctness of previous OT algorithms depends on conditions that are very difficult to verify. In this paper we propose a novel landmark-based transformation (LBT) approach, its correctness no longer

Rui Li; Du Li

2005-01-01

211

Concepts and realization of a diagram editor generator based on hypergraph transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Diagram editors which are tailored to a specific diagram language typically support either syntax-directed editing or free-hand editing, i.e., the user is either restricted to a collection of predefined editing operations, or he is not restricted at all, but misses the convenience of such complex editing operations. This paper describes DIAGEN, a rapid prototyping tool for creating diagram editors which

Mark Minas

2002-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the end of 2011 I will retire as Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology, and I am very pleased to announce that the job will be taken over by Professor Kornelius Nielsch. In the ten years I have held this position, I have seen many new topics entering the journal: spintronics, organic semiconductors, and Dirac fermion physics, to name just a few. The journal has also witnessed a strong internationalization of the authorship, with an especially strong increase in contributions from the Far East—a growth that is likely to continue in the coming years. I am certain that Kornelius will do an excellent job in guiding the journal through the developments of the coming decade. I would like to thank the publishing team of SST, or rather the three consecutive teams I witnessed during my tenure at the journal, for the help and support they have given me. The people at IOP Publishing are doing a great job in running the journal, and have made it possible to considerably reduce the time to publication for our submissions. I much enjoyed the collaboration with the other members of the Editorial Board; our annual meetings have always been a source of inspiration. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank you, the scientific community, authors, referees and readers, for your continuing support of the journal.

Molenkamp, Laurens W.

2011-12-01

213

Selenium volatilization in vegetated agricultural drainage sediment from the San Luis Drain, Central California.  

PubMed

The presence of large amounts of Se-laden agricultural drainage sediment in the San Luis Drain, Central California, poses a serious toxic threat to wildlife in the surrounding environment. Effective management of the drainage sediment becomes a practical challenge because the sediment is polluted with high levels of Se, B, and salts. This two-year field study was conducted to identify the best plant species that are salt and B tolerant and that have a superior ability of volatilizing Se from drainage sediment. The drainage sediment was mixed with clean soil, and vegetated with salado alfalfa (Medicago sativa 'salado'), salado grass (Sporobulus airoides 'salado'), saltgrass-turf (Distichlis spp. 'NYPA Turf'), saltgrass-forage (Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene), cordgrass (Spartina patens 'Flageo'), Leucaenia (Leucaena leucocephola), elephant grass (Pennistum purpureum), or wild type-Brassica (Brassica spp.). Results show that elephant grass produced the greatest amount of biomass and accumulated highest concentrations of B. Highest concentrations of Se, S, and Cl were observed in wild-type Brassica. Biogenic volatilization of Se by plants and soil microbes was greater in summer. Among the treatments, the mean daily rates of Se volatilization (microg Se m(-2)d(-1)) were wild-type Brassica (39) > saltgrass-turf (31) > cordgrass (27) > saltgrass forage (24) > elephant grass (22) > salado grass (21) > leucaenia (19) > salado alfalfa (14) > irrigated bare soil (11) > non-irrigated bare soil (6). Overall, rates of Se volatilization in drainage sediment were relatively low due to high levels of sulfate. To manage Se in drainage sediment by phytoremediation, the biological volatilization process needs to be enhanced substantially under field conditions. PMID:16018890

Bañuelos, G S; Lin, Z-Q; Arroyo, I; Terry, N

2005-04-09

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An energy systems view of sustainability: emergy evaluation of the San Luis Basin, Colorado.  

PubMed

Energy Systems Theory (EST) provides a framework for understanding and interpreting sustainability. EST implies that "what is sustainable" for a system at any given level of organization is determined by the cycles of change originating in the next larger system and within the system of concern. The pulsing paradigm explains the ubiquitous cycles of change that apparently govern ecosystems, rather than succession to a steady state that is then sustainable. Therefore, to make robust decisions among environmental policies and alternatives, decision-makers need to know where their system resides in the cycles of change that govern it. This theory was examined by performing an emergy evaluation of the sustainability of a regional system, the San Luis Basin (SLB), CO. By 1980, the SLB contained a climax stage agricultural system with well-developed crop and livestock production along with food and animal waste processing. The SLB is also a hinterland in that it exports raw materials and primary products (exploitation stage) to more developed areas. Emergy indices calculated for the SLB from 1995 to 2005 revealed changes in the relative sustainability of the system over this time. The sustainability of the region as indicated by the renewable emergy used as a percent of total use declined 4%, whereas, the renewable carrying capacity declined 6% over this time. The Emergy Sustainability Index (ESI) showed the largest decline (27%) in the sustainability of the region. The total emergy used by the SLB, a measure of system well-being, was fairly stable (CV = 0.05). In 1997, using renewable emergy alone, the SLB could support 50.7% of its population at the current standard of living, while under similar conditions the U.S. could support only 4.8% of its population. In contrast to other indices of sustainability, a new index, the Emergy Sustainable Use Index (ESUI), which considers the benefits gained by the larger system compared to the potential for local environmental damage, increased 34% over the period. PMID:22115513

Campbell, Daniel E; Garmestani, Ahjond S

2011-11-10

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Analysis of the Magnetic Susceptibility Anisotropy of the Cantera Ignimbrite, San Luis Potosé­ Volcanic field, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) results from a group of 17 - 18 sites (286 - 312 specimens) from the Cantera Ignimbrite - of Oligocene age and part of the San Luis Potosí Volcanic Filed (SLPVF), México - are presented and analysed in order to help to determine the source and flow directions. In each site a flow direction is inferred based on AMS results. As the Cantera Ignimbrite is generally dipping, AMS was structural corrected. So two sets of geographical and paleo-geographical (structural corrected) inferred-flow directions were obtained. Both sets are analysed trying to define if the source of the ignimbrite is related to a calderic (concentric structure) or to the NW-SE faulting and jointing. Geographical AMS results mostly give SW flow directions, the southernmost sites give to SSE. Meanwhile structural corrected results give a wider range of flow directions, a group of them to NW and another northerly group mostly to NE. AMS was measured in a KLY2 appliance, Jelinek and other statistics and density distributions were performed, giving all very similar results in each site. Mean susceptibilities range from 147 to 27200 x10-6 SI (average = 5713 x10-6 SI). Anisotropy degree (Pj) range from 1.011 to 1.055 with two sites of 1.134-1.254 (Pj average = 1.046). Shape is mostly oblate ranging the T-factor from 0.843 to 0.409 and only one site mainly prolate: T of -0.277 (T average = 0.550).

Caballero, C.; Torres-Hernandez, J.; Alva-Valdivia, L. M.

2007-05-01

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Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility analysis of the Cantera Ignimbrite, San Luis Potosi, México: flow source recognition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) was selected as the key technique to find the source of the widespread Cantera Ignimbrite and to seek its possible relationship with the San Luis Potosí Caldera. Eighteen sites (372 specimens from 155 cores) from the Oligocene Cantera Ignimbrite were sampled. AMS was measured on a KLY2 Kappabridge. AMS data were processed with Anisoft 3 software using Jelinek statistics as well as 'SpheriStat' principal components and density distribution. Mean susceptibilities range from 290 to 5026 × 10-6 SI (average = 2526 × 10-6 SI). The anisotropy degree (Pj) ranges from 1.005 to 1.055, with only one site displaying a value of 1.134 (Pj average = 1.031). AMS ellipsoid shapes are mostly oblate, with the T-factor ranging from 0.843 to 0.144 (T average = 0.529), although one site is mainly prolate (T = -0.005), and three additional sites have an important proportion of prolate specimens. Magnetic fabrics of most sites shows k axes around nearly circular distributions and k1-k2 axes around elongated-girdle distributions defining sub-horizontal foliation planes; exceptions to this are related to sites with a significant percentage of prolate specimens. Flow directions inferred from AMS analysis indicate several ignimbrite sources located along selected NW-SE linear features (faults and fractures such as El Potosino Fault) as well as along the rim of the caldera structure. The geometry of volcanic outcrops, the NW-SE faulting-fracture system, as well as the AMS results suggest that this is a caldera structure resembling the trapdoor-type (Lipman, 1997).

Caballero-Miranda, C. I.; Torres-Hernández, J. R.; Alva-Valdivia, L. M.

2009-01-01

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Human papillomavirus type 16 variants in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive carcinoma in San Luis Potos? City, Mexico  

PubMed Central

Background In San Luis Potosí City cervical infection by human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) associated to dysplastic lesions is more prevalent in younger women. In this work HPV16 subtypes and variants associated to low-grade intraepithelial lesions (LSIL), high-grade intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and invasive cervical cancer (ICC) of 38 women residing in San Luis Potosí City were identified by comparing their E6 open reading frame sequences. Results Three European (E) variants (E-P, n = 27; E-T350G, n = 7; E-C188G, n = 2) and one AA-a variant (n = 2) were identified among the 38 HPV16 sequences analyzed. E-P variant sequences contained 23 single nucleotide changes, two of which (A334G, A404T) had not been described before and allowed the phylogenetic separation from the other variants. E-P A334G sequences were the most prevalent (22 cases, 57.9%), followed by the E-P Ref prototype (8 cases, 21.1%) and E-P A404T (1 case, 2.6%) sequences. The HSIL + ICC fraction was 0.21 for the E-P A334G variants and 0.00 for the E-P Ref variants. Conclusion We conclude that in the women included in this study the HPV16 E subtype is 19 times more frequent than the AA subtype; that the circulating E variants are E-P (71.1%) > E-T350G (18.4%) > E-C188G (5.3%); that 71.0% of the E-P sequences carry the A334G single nucleotide change and appear to correspond to a HPV16 variant characteristic of San Luis Potosi City more oncogenic than the E-P Ref prototype.

Lopez-Revilla, Ruben; Pineda, Marco A; Ortiz-Valdez, Julio; Sanchez-Garza, Mireya; Riego, Lina

2009-01-01

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Summary of the geology of the San Luis Basin, Colorado-New Mexico with emphasis on the geothermal potential for the Monte Vista Graben. Special Publication 17  

SciTech Connect

The known geologic data of the San Luis Basin are reviewed and related to an understanding of the hydrogeothermal potential of the Alamosa-Monte Vista area. The physiographic setting of the region, the structural framework of the basin, and its influence on the stratigraphic makeup of the rock sequence, which in turn control the occurrence of potential deep water reservoirs, are reviewed. It is suggested that the San Luis Basin was well-developed by Miocene time, and that although the basin was modified by Neogene faulting, it is essentially a late Laramide event having been produced during the Paleogene. Attention is also given to high heat flow along the Rio Grande Rift and to the geothermal gradient of the San Luis Basin. The confined aquifer is then considered in respect to its hydrogeology, water quality, and as to the legal aspects of the system. (LEW)

Burroughs, R.L.

1981-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a journal that reports advances in atomic, molecular and optical science (AMO), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (J. Phys. B) provides the AMO research community with three unique fora: topical reviews, tutorials and special issues. Developed under the leadership of editor Jan Michael Rost and his Editorial Board, these sections have cemented J. Phys. B's reputation as a major journal showcasing the AMO community's advances. For me, an AMO scientist, it is therefore a special pleasure to be entrusted with continuing the tradition of excellence established by Jan Michael and the Editorial Board. I intend to build on this foundation by ensuring that the journal makes full use of these tools. Topical reviews: a unique focus When J. Phys. B becomes the first journal you turn to for initial reviews about important emerging areas in your field, we as an Editorial Board will have succeeded. To us, a topical review is different from a traditional review—a topical review focuses on emerging sub-fields of AMO physics. Its function is to alert and educate our readers about emerging opportunities. Topical reviews can also serve a closely related function for readers: keeping us up-to-date with critical technologies that lie slightly outside our own fields, such as advances in free-electron lasers science, (which will surely affect our field). Our overall goal is to make your research more productive because of the topical reviews you read within the journal. Tutorials J. Phys. B tutorials are aimed at graduate students or researchers venturing into a new field. Just as in my own research group I encourage all graduate students to write their theses in a way that will be useful to both future graduate students and the larger community beyond my group, J. Phys. B has designed tutorials to fill this function on the journal scale. Thus, tutorial authors are able to write in greater depth than can be included in a paper in nature, science or in the regular pages of J. Phys. B. Often a professor and student will collaborate on a tutorial while the student is writing a thesis. Our challenge as an Editorial Board is to identify the most important topics and most talented authors for such tutorials. Special issues Authors find it uniquely appealing to publish in J. Phys. B special issues, because these issues feature a concentration of papers on a selected topic. This concentration draws attention to all papers in the special issue. However, a special issue never takes over the entire publication, and all J. Phys. B special issue articles are reviewed in the usual way. As an Editorial Board, we will look for emerging sub-fields which have reached a level of maturity that would benefit from a special issue. Suggestions from you, our colleagues As an AMO scientist, I myself am widely informed about my own speciality of attosecond science, but not necessarily up-to-date on emerging advances in other AMO specialities. The Editorial Board and I need your suggestions for special issues, for topical reviews, for tutorials, and for how we can improve J. Phys. B further still. So please email your suggestions, backed by your explanation of why the sub-field is important. Although we cannot guarantee that we will accept all suggestions, I do promise that the Editorial Board will seriously consider every one of them. J. Phys. B's publication process Producing a regular publication is an arduous process. It is the staff who carry out the day-to-day processes on which reliable production depends. They see that your paper is reviewed and published quickly. They are dedicated to serving your specialized needs. The editor's and the Board's role is to serve as a conduit: we help the staff understand the specialized needs of the science community and help the science community to understand the specialized nature of publishing. Looking ahead to my five years as editor, I hope they will be as successful as those of my predecessor, Jan Michael Rost. Jan Michael has steered the journal through the many changes that have occurred i

Corkum, Paul

2011-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As I begin my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (JPCM), I look upon this opportunity as both an honour and a real challenge. The journal is in great shape thanks to the work of my predecessors, Marshall Stoneham and David Ferry. The journal's solid reputation is based largely on the work these gentlemen have done over the past decade. The other main reason for the success of JPCM is the amazing staff in Bristol; keep up the good work, please. When discussing the journal with scientists from all corners of the globe, one thing is always mentioned—JPCM is a very reliable journal with well-written, high-quality papers, and a fast but rigorous peer-review process that provides fair, detailed and constructive referee reports for the benefit of authors. This is due almost entirely to our great authors and referees; we rely on them every day—thank you. As the new Editor-in-Chief I hope to continue to improve still further the journal's status in condensed matter science. As mentioned above, our reputation is excellent, but the reality is that we live in a world of bibliometrics and rankings. Over the past few years JPCM has been repositioned as a journal at the forefront of condensed matter physics, and the impact of the journal should increase further as a result of continued emphasis on commissioning in cutting-edge areas identified by the Editorial Board and the journal team. In addition to regular papers, JPCM has a number of other content streams that authors and readers can benefit from. Fast track communications (FTCs) offer exceptionally fast publication for work of the highest impact and urgency. By their select nature, FTCs benefit from personal treatment by the Editorial Board and the average receipt-to-first-decision time is just 11 days (the average receipt-to-publication time is just 45 days). Topical reviews in JPCM make the journal one of the most authoritative sources of review content for condensed matter physics. Different from a traditional review, these can highlight emerging areas in the field, alerting our readers to new opportunities. Topical reviews can also serve to highlight experimental tools that can assist researchers. Special issues are a compilation of invited papers on a selected topic from authors selected by guest editors and approved by the Editorial Board. This concentration of high-quality, original papers draws attention to all the papers in a special issue. These issues should not be considered as conference proceedings, and all papers go through our excellent review procedures and must comply with the usual strict criteria applied to regular papers in JPCM. Expanding these programs will be a high priority of mine. Other mechanisms that will draw attention to the journal and individual papers include the use of multimedia, our annual highlights compilation, our excellent web presence and the introduction of open-access articles. Authors can also benefit from extra promotion of their work via LabTalk, IOP Select and personalized 'recommended reader' campaigns. A challenge for JPCM is to ensure that it is at the forefront in terms of online tools and article presentation. The first step has been taken with the introduction of 'article evolution'—an enhanced HTML for all articles that will provide a new and interactive user experience for the benefit of our authors and readers (for further information, visit iopscience.iop.org/info/page/articleevolution). Many new features are available, such as being able to zoom in and out of images and export them to Powerpoint. MathJax technology has been incorporated, improving the rendering of mathematics, and a mobile view of abstract and article pages is also available. This format will be developed on an ongoing basis in response to the demands of the community. I therefore encourage you to contact me, or the journal team, with any feedback you may have regarding this new article format and how it can be improved. Finally, as mentioned above, a great deal of our success depends on our readers and authors. I hope

Gardner, Jason S.

2012-01-01

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US health journal editors' opinions and policies on research in race, ethnicity, and health.  

PubMed Central

Health research on race and ethnicity has been criticized for lacking rigor in conceptualization, terminology, and analysis. Scientific journals' editorial processes help determine research quality. This survey assessed editors' awareness of current debates, attitudes toward recent recommendations, and involvement in developing editorial policies. Twenty-nine editors of health journals with impact factors of > or = 1 (based on citation ratings) were sent a questionnaire including four key problems identified in research literature and recommendations from federal agencies; 23 (79%) responded. Seven editors relevant policies. Two had read the federal directive on racial and ethnic classification; one was aware of its current review. Most perceived the four key problems as uncommon. The majority agreed with Public Health Service recommendations on race and ethnicity research, except for analyzing effects of racism. Approximately 20% had discussed issues with co-editors, editorial boards, or reviewers. About 40% saw further discussion as beneficial; four planned to draft guidelines. Editors' potential for helping resolve problems in race/ethnicity research is not being realized. Greater participation would be beneficial to public health research and practice.

Bennett, T.; Bhopal, R.

1998-01-01

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Word Use and Semantics in Alternative Medicine: A Survey of Editors of Medical and Related Journals  

PubMed Central

Objective To investigate the views, practices, and policies of medical journal editors on the use of words and phrases present in altmed manuscripts submitted for publication. Design Postal survey of 56 journals, with journals selected to cover a range of ISI medical/medically related categories and citation scores Results The overall response rate was 62.5% (35/56); 5.9% (2/34) of responding journals had a policy on word use with respect to altmed; 12.9% (4/31) of editors of journals with no policy had discussed the subject among their staff; 7.4% (2/27) planned to discuss the matter or introduce/improve guidelines; 17.9% (5/28) had discussed the subject with other editors; 10% (3/30) considered the matter to be a problem; and 32% (9/28) had changed altmed wording or had a reviewer suggest changes. Conclusions There exists a general lack of policy or discussion on the use of words in altmed papers. Editors do not in general recognize the use of words in altmed as being an issue of special significance. Informed editorial attitudes and policy on the special semantic issues associated with altmed is required to enable journal editors to serve as effective gatekeepers of medical knowledge.

Smith, Kevin R.; Sampson, Wallace

2008-01-01

223

EDITORIAL: Thank you and farewell from the Founding Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I have been involved with Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) from the very beginning when it was merely an idea, over 14 years ago, to the current journal that is well supported by the community. During my time as Editor there have been many changes in the journal, including the introduction of electronic submissions, web-based services and free printed colour where it is essential to the article, as well as completely free colour online. The journal has seen excellent growth in the number and quality of submissions and the number of articles published continues to rise, enabling us to expand the journal to eight issues in 2005. Web accesses and downloads have greatly surpassed even my wildest dreams. In my opinion, the emergence of MSMSE as a top materials modelling journal has confirmed the vision of Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) and the Executive Board that this area of science and engineering was ripe for a specialized journal. I feel that, having seen the journal through the early years and watched it grow into a successful arena for multidisciplinary materials research, it is now an appropriate time for me to hand over the reins. The journal has a great foundation for future growth and development and is supported by an excellent Editorial Board, who have given me a great deal of help and advice over the years. I feel sure that they will continue to support the journal when Bill Curtin, Brown University, takes over on 1 July 2005. Bill has the diverse experience in modelling at the atomic, dislocation, and continuum levels to lead the journal to new heights. Finally I would like to thank all of the readers, authors and referees who have greatly contributed to MSMSE over the years. Thank you for your support and help, and I hope you will continue to support the journal. Last, but not least, I would like to thank the staff at IOPP. Without their expert assistance, the journal could not have been as successful as it is today.

Baskes, Mike

2005-07-01

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InSAR deformation time series for an agricultural area in the San Luis Valley  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The San Luis Valley (SLV) is an 8000 km2 region in southern Colorado that is home to a thriving agricultural economy. This valley is currently in a period of extreme drought, with county and state regulators struggling to develop appropriate management policies for both the surface water and the ground water. In 1998 the state of Colorado commissioned the Rio Grande Decision Support System to refine the hydogeologic characterization of the system, including the development of a MODFLOW finite difference model of groundwater flow. The main challenge in the SLV is acquiring sufficient data to characterize the spatially heterogeneous, time-varying behavior of the groundwater system. Here we apply the small baseline subset analysis (SBAS) interferometric radar (InSAR) technique to provide such data. InSAR techniques yield the deformation of Earth's surface at fine spatial resolution occurring between two satellite overflights, and SBAS permits solution for a time series of deformation maps. The measured deformation can be related to changes in the water table in underlying confined aquifers. The ability to map these changes, over time, in the SLV will provide critical information about the groundwater system. Historically, InSAR measurements have been difficult to make in agricultural areas. The change in cm-scale crop structure with time leads to signal decorrelation and the loss of useful information about surface deformation. The recently-developed SBAS method allows stable deformation estimates at certain ground points in an otherwise decorrelated time series of data. We applied this approach to data collected by the European Space Agency's ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites over the western SLV from track 98 frame 2853 for the years 1992-2001. We used the Generic SAR (GSAR) SBAS software developed by Norut to produce time series deformation measurements for many positions across the entire SLV. We find that the 2000 km2 area captured in track 98 frame 2853 shows very high levels of correlation in areas between the center pivot irrigation circles, where the lack of water results in little surface vegetation. We extracted a time series displaying the change in deformation over the time period of 1992 to 2001, with a sampling interval of approximately 3 months. The ability to obtain such high quality temporal data across the entire SLV suggests that improved groundwater flow models describing finer- scale heterogeneities than are presently represented are possible with the integration of InSAR data. Specifically, the objective is to develop a quantitative relationship between ground surface deformations measured by InSAR and confined aquifer heads.

Reeves, J. A.; Knight, R.; Zebker, H. A.; Schreüder, W. A.; Shanker, P.; Lauknes, T. R.

2009-05-01

225

Magazine or journal--what is the difference? The role of the monitoring editor  

PubMed Central

Scientific communication, career advancement, and funding decisions are all dependent on research publications. The way manuscripts are handled by high-visibility, professionally edited magazines differs from the way academic journals evaluate manuscripts, using active scientists as monitoring editors. In this essay, I discuss the benefits that come with the involvement of active scientists. I enumerate the decisions a monitoring editor has to make, and how he or she goes about making them. Finally, I indicate ways in which authors can help to make the process a smoother and more positive experience.

Bretscher, Anthony

2013-01-01

226

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for Hospital Billing (Version 28.0) (software distributed on magnetic tape or cartridge) Documentation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual contains the information needed to install version 28.0 of the Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software. The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software detects and reports errors in the coding of Medicare claims data. While the program identifies and indi...

2011-01-01

227

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for Hospital Billing (Version 26.0) (software distributed on magnetic tape or cartridge) Documentation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual contains the information needed to install version 26.0 of the Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software. The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software detects and reports errors in the coding of Medicare claims data. While the program identifies and indi...

2009-01-01

228

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 97-0010-2730, Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, Christiansted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In October 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from the Chief Executive Officer at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center for a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The request asked for NIOSH's assi...

E. J. Esswein M. Kawamoto

1999-01-01

229

2007 Rocky Mountain Section Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip-Quaternary Geology of the San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico, September 7-9, 2007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Welcome to the 2007 Rocky Mountain Cell Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip, which will concentrate on the Quaternary geology of the San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico. To our best knowledge, Friends of the Pleistocene (FOP) has never run a trip ...

M. L. Johnson M. M. Coates M. N. Machette

2007-01-01

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Cultural Resource Test Sampling Program for a Proposed Flood Control Project in the Lower San Luis Rey River Drainage, Oceanside, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details and discusses an archaeological data recovery program conducted for the Corps of Engineers within a portion of the lower San Luis Rey River in northern San Diego Country. A limited subsurface testing program was conducted to assess the...

1979-01-01

231

JOURNAL CLUB: Voice Recognition Dictation: Analysis of Report Volume and Use of the Send-to-Editor Function.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate use of the send-to-editor function of a radiology voice recognition dictation system and compare study volumes of radiologists who self-edit with those of radiologists who send reports to the editor. Use of voice recognition shortcuts was also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Voice recognition dictation systems were installed in a six-hospital system, including an 800-bed tertiary care center and five community hospitals, in 2002. This became the only means of radiologist dictation in July 2005. Report volumes, use of the send-to-editor function, and use of shortcuts were tracked from October 2005 through October 2008. A subspecialty private radiology group, ranging from 37 radiologists in July 2005 to 50 radiologists in October 2008, interpreted the imaging studies. Radiologists had no financial incentives to self-edit. RESULTS. The percentage of radiologists using the send-to-editor function remained relatively constant at 46%, resulting in 21% of total reports sent to the editor. Radiologists who used the send-to-editor function dictated approximately 41% more reports than those who self-edited. The volume of reports generated by general radiologists reading large volumes of computed radiography cases and sending to the editor was greater than that of radiologists who self-edited (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference between radiologists who self-edited and those who sent to the editor with respect to number of shortcuts used. CONCLUSION. Radiologists reading large volumes of computed radiography cases and using the send-to-editor function generated significantly more reports than radiologists who did not, suggesting that the send-to-editor function may be useful for improving productivity among radiologists reading large volumes of computed radiography cases. PMID:24147477

Williams, Dennis R; Kori, Sheila K; Williams, Brenda; Sackrison, Sandra J; Kowalski, Henryk M; McLaughlin, Michael G; Kuszyk, Brian S

2013-11-01

232

Analysis of a number and type of publications that editors publish in their own journals: case study of scholarly journals in Croatia  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assess the publication practices of editors in their own journals, we analysed the number of articles that Croatian editors\\u000a published in the journals they edit. From 2005 to 2008, 256 decision-making editors of 180 journals published a total of 887\\u000a publications in their own journals. Out of these, 332 were relevant for their academic promotion. Only 18 editors published

Lana Bosnjak; Livia Puljak; Katarina Vukojevic; Ana Marusic

2011-01-01

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Participation through letters to the editor: Circulation, considerations, and genres in the letters institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes who participates in newspaper-mediated debate through letters to the editor, how they come to do it by passing muster under six editorial considerations, and what the three genres (storytelling, criticism, and appeal) of letters allow them to participate in. The starting point is a sedimented ideal of media that citizens can use — an ambition for media

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

2010-01-01

234

Understanding the Conditions for Public Discourse: four rules for selecting letters to the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the work of deliberative democratic theorists, this paper investigates and critiques the criteria letters editors at newspapers use to construct their column. Deliberative democratic theory values egalitarian public discussion on matters of common concern, and worries about providing the conditions for this discussion. The paper identifies four rules for selection; referred to as the rules of relevance, brevity, entertainment

Karin Wahl Jorgensen

2002-01-01

235

Editor in Chief[R] Beginning: Grammar Disasters and Punctuation Faux Pas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is designed as an introduction to the "Editor in Chief" series, which reinforces the rules of written English. In this workbook, student first review the rules of grammar and mechanics using multiple-choice questions; then the students learn to apply these rules in context by editing stories in a variety of formats. This "Beginning"…

Beckwith, Carrie; Block, Cheryl; Broz, Christine; Hockett, Margaret; White, David

236

A case study of Jawi Editor in the XO-laptop simulated environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jawi script is an important Malay heritage that has been in general, replaced by the Roman script. From a dominant writing in Malay world, the usage of Jawi is confined mostly in Islamic religious context nowadays. As an initiative to encourage the learning of Jawi, this research proposed a Jawi Editor running on the XO-laptop which considered as a new

Khaled Ismail; R. J. Raja Yusof; N. Jomhari

2010-01-01

237

How the public responded to the Schiavo controversy: evidence from letters to editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The history and genesis of major public clinical ethics controversies is intimately related to the publication of opinions and responses in media coverage. To provide a sample of public response in the media, this paper reports the results of a content analysis of letters to editors published in the four most prolific American newspapers for the Schiavo controversy. Opinions expressed

Eric Racine; Marta Karczewska; Matthew Seidler; Rakesh Amaram; Judy Illes

2010-01-01

238

Advancing the Profession through Journals: The Editor-Author-Profession Partnership [in HRD].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These three papers are from a symposium on professional journals that was facilitated by Wim J. Nijhoff at the 1995 Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD) conference. "Advancing the Profession through Journals: The Editor-Author-Profession Partnership" (Gary N. McLean) describes the purpose and operation of the "Human Resource Development…

1995

239

Using letters to the editor to try to bring science to the public  

Microsoft Academic Search

The local paper here, the Delaware Gazette, publishes many letters from global warming skeptics and people ignorant of energy policy. I explain how I attempt to bring some sense to the situation through reply letters to the editor. Scientists need to express scientific views in public as our duty to fellow citizens.

Gordon Aubrecht

2009-01-01

240

Editors and authors of compendia and reading books (1810-1910)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents considerations about the issue of the authorship of schoolbooks. The role of the authors of a schoolbook has been a controversial topic due to its ambiguity with respect to their rights and legal accountability. A schoolbook can offer substantial financial return to editors and authors, and such situation implies more complex and tense connections. Under this perspective,

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Editorial: Conflict of interest policy for Editors of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Integrity in the publication process requires impartiality at all levels of review. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) adheres to the policy of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writin...

242

Using Letters to the Editor as Teaching Examples: Some Opening Strategies for Instructors of Persuasive Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The opportunity to discover the flaws in newspaper letters to the editor and to evaluate the ensuing consequences can help beginning persuasive writing students, who have had little practice at forming arguments, begin to conceptualize for themselves the ways that principles of persuasive discourse apply in particular writing situations. The…

Mistichelli, Bill

243

FlaME: Flash Molecular Editor - a 2D structure input tool for the web  

PubMed Central

Background So far, there have been no Flash-based web tools available for chemical structure input. The authors herein present a feasibility study, aiming at the development of a compact and easy-to-use 2D structure editor, using Adobe's Flash technology and its programming language, ActionScript. As a reference model application from the Java world, we selected the Java Molecular Editor (JME). In this feasibility study, we made an attempt to realize a subset of JME's functionality in the Flash Molecular Editor (FlaME) utility. These basic capabilities are: structure input, editing and depiction of single molecules, data import and export in molfile format. Implementation The result of molecular diagram sketching in FlaME is accessible in V2000 molfile format. By integrating the molecular editor into a web page, its communication with the HTML elements on this page is established using the two JavaScript functions, getMol() and setMol(). In addition, structures can be copied to the system clipboard. Conclusion A first attempt was made to create a compact single-file application for 2D molecular structure input/editing on the web, based on Flash technology. With the application examples presented in this article, it could be demonstrated that the Flash methods are principally well-suited to provide the requisite communication between the Flash object (application) and the HTML elements on a web page, using JavaScript functions.

2011-01-01

244

An Ontology-Based Course Editor (OBCE) for SCORM-Compliant Learning Objects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to develop an ontology-based course editor (OBCE) for authoring learning materials on content repository management system (CRMS). Ontologies play a pivotal role in authoring a SCORM-compliant learning objects, where they will provide an outline of precisely defined terms that can be communicated across teachers by visualized presentations. The outlines of teaching materials likely rely

Jin-Tan David Yang; Pao-Tan Yu; Wen Chih Chen

2004-01-01

245

Highway Sequence Editor Based on the Length-based Highway Product Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The highway product model based on the length information of the centerline, and the application system is developed. This paper shows the schema and the modeling process of the product model, which includes geometric elements such as an alignment, lanes, sidewalks, shoulders and sprits, and accessories such as guard fences, plantings and signs. Furthermore, The Highway Sequence Editor (HSE)

Koji Makanae

246

Re-casting the Midwives of Modernism: Autobiographies of American Expatriate Women Publishers and Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The expatriate literary community in interwar Paris included a number of women whose private presses and little magazines stimulated the creation of experimental literature by printing works certain to be rejected by mainstream publishing houses. These publishers and editors have traditionally been cast as the midwives of modernism. Literary histories relegate them to traditional female roles - or ignore them

Nina Henriëtte van Gessel

1996-01-01

247

Re-casting the midwives of modernism: Autobiographies of American expatriate women publishers and editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The expatriate literary community in interwar Paris included a number of women whose private presses and little magazines stimulated the creation of experimental literature by printing works certain to be rejected by mainstream publishing houses. These publishers and editors have traditionally been cast as the midwives of modernism. Literary histories relegate them to traditional female roles--or ignore them altogether. Feminist

Nina Henriette van Gessel

1996-01-01

248

Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Syntactic and Structural Pattern Recognition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the guest editors' introduction to the special section which was planned in honor of the memory of the late Professor King-Sun Fu. Dr. King-Sun Fu is widely recognized for his paramount contributions in the field of pattern recognition, especially in the area of syntactic and structural pattern recognition. The paper discusses the problems of interest regarding syntactic

Mitra Basu; Horst Bunke; Alberto Del Bimbo

2005-01-01

249

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for Hospital Billing (Version 31.0). (Software Distributed on CDROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software detects and reports errors in the coding of Medicare claims data. While the program identifies and indicates the nature of the error, it does not correct the error. A particular error condition is associated with ea...

2013-01-01

250

Integrated Outpatient Code Editor ICD-10 Pilot (Ver. 13.1) (Software on CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) Pilot software contains ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes effective 10/1/2004 to present, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes published December 2011. This software is intended to give users the opportunity to edit outpatien...

2012-01-01

251

Public trust, media responsibility and public journalism: US newspaper editors and educators' attitudes about media credibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of media educators and editors of daily newspapers in the United States concluded that the two groups had similar concerns about public trust and media responsibility, and both groups saw public journalism as a potential means for improving media credibility. Educators, however, were significantly more likely to state that the media are contributing to the public’s mistrust of

T. Dickson; E. Topping

2001-01-01

252

My Editor is a Boson: How the News Media Cover Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

What goes on in a journalists head? (Anything?) Why do editors write such strange headlines? Why aren't there more exciting stories on "Incremental development may one day lead to faster computers." An escaped physicist who is hiding at National Public Radio will try to answer these and other mysterious questions.

Kestenbaum, David

2001-04-01

253

Safer Vehicles for People and the Planet: Letter to the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Letter to the Editors from Leonard Evans, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Single-vehicle crashes, which account for half of occupant fatalities, are not mentioned in 'Safer Vehicles for People and the Planet', by Thomas P. Wenzel and Marc Ross (March-April). Simple physics shows that in such crashes risk declines as vehicle mass increases. The authors write 'driving imported luxury cars carries extremely

Thomas P Wenzel; Marc Ross

2008-01-01

254

The technical editor and document databases: What the future may hold  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technical editors ensure a document communicates with the reader. With XML, active server pages, and dynamic document creation, Web pages are no longer simple hand?crafted text objects, but dynamic groupings of text assembled moments before the reader views the page. With dynamic documents, high?level editing tasks will be, at best, vaguely defined during text creation. To maximize the information content,

Michael J. Albers

2000-01-01

255

Augmenting the gatekeeper's role: a decision support system for a journal editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and implementation of a microcomputer-based decision support system (DSS) to assist an editor's manuscript selection procedure for journal publication are discussed. The DSS organizes and maintains the information necessary for cataloging and tracking the referees' evaluations of manuscripts submitted for potential publication. Referee selection is supported by matching the functional and methodological attributes of the manuscripts with the

Clive C. Sanford

1991-01-01

256

Professional Wisdom and Writing for Publication: Qualitative Interviews with Editors and Authors in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|College and university faculty members specializing in early childhood education face some unique challenges in scholarly writing. The purpose of this research was to use open-ended interviews as a way to gather the collective wisdom of a group of key informants about academic writing and publishing in the field. Twenty-two editors and/or…

Jalongo, Mary Renck

2013-01-01

257

Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Habitat Assessment in theSan Luis National Wildlife Refuge  

SciTech Connect

The project report describes a two year experiment to control wetland drainage to the San Joaquin River of California from the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge using a decision support system for real-time water quality management. This system required the installation and operation of one inlet and three drainage flow and water quality monitoring stations which allowed a simple mass balance model to be developed of the seasonally managed wetlands in the study area. Remote sensing methods were developed to document long-term trends in wetland moist soil vegetation and soil salinity in response to management options such as delaying the initiation of seasonal wetland drainage. These environmental management tools provide wetland managers with some of the tools necessary to improve salinity conditions in the San Joaquin River and improve compliance with State mandated salinity objectives without inflicting long-term harm on the wild fowl habitat resource.

Quinn, Nigel W.T.; Hanlon, Jeremy S.; Burns, Josephine R.; Stromayer, Karl A.K.; Jordan, Brandon M.; Ennis, Mike J.; Woolington,Dennis W.

2005-08-28

258

Scientific Value of Systematic Reviews: Survey of Editors of Core Clinical Journals  

PubMed Central

Background Synthesizing research evidence using systematic and rigorous methods has become a key feature of evidence-based medicine and knowledge translation. Systematic reviews (SRs) may or may not include a meta-analysis depending on the suitability of available data. They are often being criticised as ‘secondary research’ and denied the status of original research. Scientific journals play an important role in the publication process. How they appraise a given type of research influences the status of that research in the scientific community. We investigated the attitudes of editors of core clinical journals towards SRs and their value for publication. Methods We identified the 118 journals labelled as “core clinical journals” by the National Library of Medicine, USA in April 2009. The journals’ editors were surveyed by email in 2009 and asked whether they considered SRs as original research projects; whether they published SRs; and for which section of the journal they would consider a SR manuscript. Results The editors of 65 journals (55%) responded. Most respondents considered SRs to be original research (71%) and almost all journals (93%) published SRs. Several editors regarded the use of Cochrane methodology or a meta-analysis as quality criteria; for some respondents these criteria were premises for the consideration of SRs as original research. Journals placed SRs in various sections such as “Review” or “Feature article”. Characterization of non-responding journals showed that about two thirds do publish systematic reviews. Discussion Currently, the editors of most core clinical journals consider SRs original research. Our findings are limited by a non-responder rate of 45%. Individual comments suggest that this is a grey area and attitudes differ widely. A debate about the definition of ‘original research’ in the context of SRs is warranted.

Antes, Gerd; von Elm, Erik

2012-01-01

259

Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (FEP) editors, Version 4.0. Reference manual  

SciTech Connect

The Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (FEP) editors allow the user to graphically build and edit fault trees, event trees, and piping & instrumentation diagrams (P & IDs). The software is designed to enable the use of graphical-based editors found in the Integrated Reliability and Risk Assessment System (IRRAS). FEP is made up of three separate editors (Fault Tree, Event Tree, and Piping & Instrumentation Diagram) and a utility module. This reference manual provides a screen-by-screen walkthrough of the entire FEP System.

McKay, M.K.; Skinner, N.L.; Wood, S.T. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1992-05-01

260

Building protein diagrams on the web with the residue-based diagram editor RbDe.  

PubMed

The residue-based diagram editor (RbDe) is web-based software that greatly simplifies the construction of schematic diagrams of proteins. Residue-based diagrams display the sequence of a given protein in the context of its secondary and tertiary structure. Such diagrams are frequently used to summarize mutations or sequence features, in the context of the overall topology of a protein. The initial version of RbDe was designed for transmembrane proteins and has enabled many users to create diagrams of large systems such as G protein-coupled receptors or transporters. We present an extended diagram editor that supports other families of proteins. Users can now import custom-diagram layouts, use them to render members of any protein family and generate high-quality output for publication purposes. RbDe is available free over the web, at http://icb.mssm.edu/crt/RbDe PMID:12824436

Skrabanek, Lucy; Campagne, Fabien; Weinstein, Harel

2003-07-01

261

Supporting User-Defined Notations When Integrating Scientific Text-Editors with Proof Assistance Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to foster the use of proof assistance systems, we integrated the proof assistance system ?mega with the standard\\u000a scientific text-editor \\u000a TEX{\\\\rm\\\\kern-.15em T\\\\kern-.1667em\\\\lower.7ex\\\\hbox{E}\\\\kern-.125emX}\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\u000a\\\\sc MACS_{\\\\rm {\\\\sc MACS}}\\u000a . We aim at a document-centric approach to formalizing and verifying mathematics and software. Assisted by the proof assistance\\u000a system, the author writes her document entirely inside the text-editor in a language

Serge Autexier; Armin Fiedler; Thomas Neumann; Marc Wagner

2007-01-01

262

How the public responded to the Schiavo controversy: evidence from letters to editors.  

PubMed

The history and genesis of major public clinical ethics controversies is intimately related to the publication of opinions and responses in media coverage. To provide a sample of public response in the media, this paper reports the results of a content analysis of letters to editors published in the four most prolific American newspapers for the Schiavo controversy. Opinions expressed in the letters sampled strongly supported the use of living wills and strongly condemned public attention to the case as well as political interventions. Letters tended to be against withdrawal of life support, proxy consent and associated procedures as well as against court decisions and legal procedures. In comparison with reports written by journalists, letters to editors contained fewer controversial claims about Schiavo''s neurological condition and behavioural repertoire but similar loaded language to describe withdrawal of life support. Distinct public discourses can be encountered in different stakeholders suggesting complex and extensive pluralism even within the media. PMID:20693482

Racine, Eric; Karczewska, Marta; Seidler, Matthew; Amaram, Rakesh; Illes, Judy

2010-08-06

263

GRAFTED - GRAphical Fault Tree EDitor: A Fault Tree Description Program For Target Vulnerability/Survivability Analysis. User Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer program GRAFTED, GRAphical Fault Tree Editor, has been written to simplify data entry and modification of component fault tree descriptions (FTD) used in military platform vulnerability/survivability analysis. GRAFTED uses a unique, graphical, ...

M. E. Buckland M. Webster F. J. Tkalcevic

1993-01-01

264

The potential effect of unchecked statistical assumptions: A fault in San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission  

SciTech Connect

This Article explores the possible impact of several unchecked assumptions on the calculated risk of a radiation leak used by the San Luis Obispo court in evaluating the safety of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Further, it demonstrates that these assumptions are quite restrictive and should be verified with empirical data before subsequent results are routinely accepted. This Article emphasizes the San Luis Obispo court's statistical assumptions and their effect on safety estimates. However, unchecked assumptions of risk analyses similarly arise in other areas such as environmental or occupational health and safety. Better information concerning the statistical accuracy and reliability of the risk and benefits of technology to society is also useful in the continuing debate concerning the social costs and benefits that has involved a number of distinguished legal scholars.

Gastwirth, J.L.

1989-01-01

265

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Modeling Neurodevelopment Outcomes and Ethylmercury Exposure from Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dear Editor, The neurotoxic effects of ethylmercury (EtHg) accidentally consumed in Iraq were sufficient to withdraw ethylmercury- containing fungicides as seed dressing. Despite that, not only did thimerosal continue to be used in pharmaceutical preparations but also toxicological interest in EtHg-derived substances diminished considerably and was never addressed with regard to the small quantities used as a vaccine preservative. Thimerosal-containing

Jose G. Dorea; Rejane C. Marques

266

Shining Bright: The Golden Era of Signal Processing [From the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Signal Processing Society (SPS) and to the SP community. When working as an editorial board member and area editor under the leadership of my predecessor, Prof. Shih-Fu Chang, I witnessed the immeasurable vibrancy, invigorating energy, and unbounded intellectual landscape of our SP community. During 2007–2008, with Prof. Chang’s guidance, I initiated the effort in expanding the scope and technical fields

Li Deng; Yen-Kuang Cheng; Liang-Gee Chen; Ed Delp; Adriana Dumitras; Brendan Frey; Jenq-Neng Hwang; Michael Jordan; Vikram Krishnamurthy; Chin-Hui Lee; Mark Liao; Hongwei Liu; Ray Liu; Tom Luo; Nelson Morgan; Fernando Pereira; Roberto Pieraccini; Yoram Singer; Anthony Vetro; Patrick J. Wolfe; Rodrigo Capobianco Guido; Andres Kwasinski; Aleksandra Mojsilovic; IDIAP-EPFL Michael Gormish; Marcelo Bruno; Gwenael Doerr; Yan Lindsay Sun; Jessica Barragué; Geraldine Krolin-Taylor; Susan Schneiderman; Janet Dudar; Gail A. Schnitzer; Theresa L. Smith; Dawn M. Melley; Peter M. Tuohy; Fran Zappulla

2011-01-01

267

Adequacy of authors’ replies to criticism raised in electronic letters to the editor: cohort study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To investigate whether substantive criticism in electronic letters to the editor, defined as a problem that could invalidate the research or reduce its reliability, is adequately addressed by the authors.Design Cohort study.SettingBMJ between October 2005 and September 2007.Inclusion criteria Research papers generating substantive criticism in the rapid responses section on bmj.com.Main outcome measures Severity of criticism (minor, moderate, or

Peter C Gøtzsche; Tony Delamothe; Fiona Godlee; Andreas Lundh

2010-01-01

268

Editorial Peer Reviewers' Recommendations at a General Medical Journal: Are They Reliable and Do Editors Care?  

PubMed Central

Background Editorial peer review is universally used but little studied. We examined the relationship between external reviewers' recommendations and the editorial outcome of manuscripts undergoing external peer-review at the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). Methodology/Principal Findings We examined reviewer recommendations and editors' decisions at JGIM between 2004 and 2008. For manuscripts undergoing peer review, we calculated chance-corrected agreement among reviewers on recommendations to reject versus accept or revise. Using mixed effects logistic regression models, we estimated intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) at the reviewer and manuscript level. Finally, we examined the probability of rejection in relation to reviewer agreement and disagreement. The 2264 manuscripts sent for external review during the study period received 5881 reviews provided by 2916 reviewers; 28% of reviews recommended rejection. Chance corrected agreement (kappa statistic) on rejection among reviewers was 0.11 (p<.01). In mixed effects models adjusting for study year and manuscript type, the reviewer-level ICC was 0.23 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.19–0.29) and the manuscript-level ICC was 0.17 (95% CI, 0.12–0.22). The editors' overall rejection rate was 48%: 88% when all reviewers for a manuscript agreed on rejection (7% of manuscripts) and 20% when all reviewers agreed that the manuscript should not be rejected (48% of manuscripts) (p<0.01). Conclusions/Significance Reviewers at JGIM agreed on recommendations to reject vs. accept/revise at levels barely beyond chance, yet editors placed considerable weight on reviewers' recommendations. Efforts are needed to improve the reliability of the peer-review process while helping editors understand the limitations of reviewers' recommendations.

Kravitz, Richard L.; Franks, Peter; Feldman, Mitchell D.; Gerrity, Martha; Byrne, Cindy; Tierney, William M.

2010-01-01

269

The theory-practice divide: thoughts from the Editors and Senior Advisory Board of EJM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to bring together thoughts and opinions from the Editors and Senior Advisory Board of EJM regarding the nature of the long-debated “theory-practice divide” in marketing scholarship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors synthesise diverse opinions from senior academics in order both to inspire further debate in marketing scholarship, and to draw some important conclusions

Nick Lee; Gordon Greenley

2010-01-01

270

The Factors Considered by Editors of Plastic Surgery Journals in Evaluating Submitted Manuscripts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The publication of clinical- or laboratory-based research in peer-reviewed journals is seen as the final end point rewarding\\u000a many months of detailed work. For both trainees and established consultants alike, having a submitted manuscript rejected\\u000a is both frustrating and disheartening. All journals publish details regarding manuscript structure and preparation. However\\u000a these “in-house” guidelines tell little about what editors are looking

R. H. Caulfield; A. Maleki-Tabrizi; J. M. Pleat; M. P. H. Tyler

2008-01-01

271

On being the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia: Living dangerously.  

PubMed

Editorial independence is crucial for the viability of a journal and editors have many masters - the public, the readers, the authors and the owners. Negotiating the resultant minefield requires a purposeful and independent stance. This is particularly so in instances of a relatively modern phenomenon: concerted attempts by clinical groups to influence, or even abort, publication of articles, which may threaten their practice. Moreover, modern social media facilitates this manipulation. PMID:22654390

Van Der Weyden, Martin B

2012-01-01

272

Editorial Peer Reviewers' Recommendations at a General Medical Journal: Are They Reliable and Do Editors Care?  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundEditorial peer review is universally used but little studied. We examined the relationship between external reviewers' recommendations and the editorial outcome of manuscripts undergoing external peer-review at the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).Methodology\\/Principal FindingsWe examined reviewer recommendations and editors' decisions at JGIM between 2004 and 2008. For manuscripts undergoing peer review, we calculated chance-corrected agreement among reviewers on recommendations

Richard L. Kravitz; Peter Franks; Mitchell D. Feldman; Martha Gerrity; Cindy Byrne; William M. Tierney; Margaret Sampson

2010-01-01

273

MMM: a user interface architecture for shared editors on a single screen  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing interest in software applications that allow several users to simultaneously interact with computer appli- cations either in the same room or at a distance. Much early work focused on sharing exnting single-user applications across a network. The Multi-Device Multi-User Multi-Editor (MMM) project is developing a user interface and software architecture to support a new generation of

Eric A. Bier; Steven Freeman

1991-01-01

274

Editing Recorded Haptic Data with SiRE - Simulation Record Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents editing of recorded haptic data with SiRE - Simulation Record Editor. SiRE offers the possibility of authoring perfect surgical examples and rapid production of variations. Edited haptic data is intended to be used as a self- learning aid to medical residents. SiRE enables definition of segments of manipulation through a visual 3D playback. For editing of haptic

Mikko J. Rissanen; Yoshihiro Kuroda; Megumi Nakao; Naoto Kume; Tomohiro Kuroda; Hiroyuki Yoshihara

275

The Editors' Recollections on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of The American Journal of Human Genetics  

PubMed Central

Volume 1, Number 1 of The American Journal of Human Genetics was published in September 1949. The first paper was an 18-page preface to the journal by H. J. Muller, president of The American Society of Human Genetics, entitled “Progress and Prospects in Human Genetics.” Charles W. Cotterman served as the first editor, and since that time a dozen other human geneticists have shared that distinction. In recognition of the 60th anniversary of AJHG, recollections of five editors are recorded here.

2009-01-01

276

“Dear israeli chief-censor. . . sincerely yours, the palestinian editor-in-chief”: censorship, negotiation and procedural justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study identifies censorship as a power relationship that takes place between two organizations: the offices of two Palestinian publications, and the Israeli Censorship office. To understand how power operates in practice, and to determine how Palestinian journalists challenge censorship decisions, 198 letters exchanged between two editors-in-chief and two chief censors are thematically analyzed.The analysis reveals that Palestinian editors-in-chief take

Orayb Aref Najjar

1999-01-01

277

The Recent Isla San Luis volcanic centre: petrology of a rift-related volcanic suite in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Isla San Luis, one of the most recent eruptive centres in the Gulf of California, presents a complete magma evolution trend from basaltic andesites to rhyolites. The less-evolved lavas are palagonite tuffs, related to Surtseyan-type activity which characterized the emergent stage of the island. Subaerial lava flows and later high-energy hydromagmatic eruptions are dacites which make up the tuff rings

Francisco A Paz Moreno; Alain Demant

1999-01-01

278

Cambios en la cubierta vegetal y uso del suelo en el área del proyecto Pujal-Coy, San Luis Potosí, México, 1973-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the present work is to identify the land-cover and land-use changes derived from irrigation project Pujal-Coy setting, east of San Luis Potosi' state, Mexico. The study is based on the interpretation and analysis of satellite images Landsat MSS and ETM+, official and historical documents of the irrigation project and field work. The results indicate that during the

Humberto Reyes; Miguel Aguilar; Juan R. Aguirre; Irma Trejo; Humberto Reyes Hernández; Miguel Aguilar Robledo; Juan Rogelio; Aguirre Rivera; Irma Trejo Vázquez

279

Geometric analysis and timing of structures on mafic–ultramafic bodies and high grade metamorphic rocks in the Sierras Grandes of San Luis Province, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study area comprises a portion of the Sierras Grandes of San Luis Province in west-central Argentina. This sector is composed of high-grade granulite facies metamorphic rocks, mainly gneisses and migmatites, with intercalated igneous mafic–ultramafic bodies. These bodies occur as discontinuous lenses along a narrow central belt concordant with the general NE–SW structural trend. The granulite facies metamorphism reached by

S. H. Delpino; L. Dimieri; E. A. Bjerg; J. Kostadinoff; A. Mogessie; G. Hoinkes; Ch. A. Hauzenberger; A. Felfernig

2001-01-01

280

Early use of corrective lenses in Spanish colonies of the Americas including parts of the future United States: reference to Viceroy Luis de Velasco (the Son).  

PubMed

We discuss many aspects of a reproduction of a formal painting from the XVIth century. It is a portrait of Viceroy of New Spain Luis de Velasco, El Joven or Hijo (son-see text), found at the Museum of the Pecos National Monument (near Pecos and Santa Fe, New Mexico). A formal portrait of each Viceroy of New Spain was created, and this one was painted during de Velasco's first term as Viceroy (1590 to 1595 AD). In this depiction, he is seen wearing spectacles. To our knowledge, this is the first known reference suggesting the introduction of this form of visual correction in the Spanish Colonies in the Americas and in the future United States. There are three known portraits of Luis de Velasco (son): One painting, which included his father and significant others, hangs in the Colegiata (a small cathedral) de San Luis near Valladolid, Spain. In this portrayal, he was shown as a young man without a spectacle correction. And there are two viceregal portraits (Term 1, 1590 to 1595; Term 2, 1607 to 1611) in which he wears the same spectacle correction (these are located in Mexico City). PMID:14560118

Calvo, Maria; Enoch, Jay M

2003-10-01

281

Sediment discharge in the Upper Arroyo Grande and Santa Rita Creek basins, San Luis Obispo County, California  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Sediment data collected in the upper Arroyo Grande and Santa Rita Creek basins, San Luis Obispo County, California, during the 1968-73 water years were analyzed to determine total sediment discharge at four stations in the basins. Water discharge and total sediment discharge at these stations, representative of the 1943-72 period, were estimated from long-term flow data for nearby gaging stations and water-sediment discharge relations determined for the 1968-73 water years. Most of the total annual sediment discharge at each station occurs during a few days each year. The quantity of sediment transported in a single day often accounts for more than 40 percent of the total annual sediment discharge. Estimated sediment discharge for the upper Arroyo Grande and Santa Rita Creek basins during the 1943-72 water years averaged 53,000 tons and 23,000 tons per year. Long-term sediment deposition in Lopez Reservoir, which is in the southern part of the upper Arroyo Grande basin, was estimated to be 35 acre-feet per year. (Woodard-USGS)

Knott, J. M.

1976-01-01

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Scanning and transmission electron microscope of suspended lead-rich particles in the air of San Luis Potosi, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the city of San Luis Potosi exists an important metallurgical plant and is known that in the adjacent urban zone, there is a high concentration of lead in the air, it is also supposed that most of the particles with lead have an anthropogenic origin because these particles show morphological characteristics and chemical composition very different in comparison with common lead minerals. In this work it was proved that most of the airborne particles with lead present in this urban zone, effectively came from the copper smelter. The airborne particles with lead were compared with particles with lead obtained starting from samples of slag and lead calcine of the copper smelter. To perform the comparative study, these particles were studied with energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDS) in conjunction with scanning electron microscope to obtain chemical composition and associated morphological characteristics. Results suggest that these particles, composed of only one phase, are chemically distinct from any crustal lead mineral. Because of the complexity of the chemical composition of these particles (Pb, S, Cu, As, Fe, Zn, Cd, Sb, O), some of the airborne particles were analyzed by transmission microscopy in order to associate crystalline structure with any particular chemical phase.

Piña, A. Aragón; Villaseñor, G. Torres; Jacinto, P. Santiago; Fernández, M. Monroy

283

Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal district heating systems for space heating and domestic hot water heating for residences, including a mobile home park, an existing motel, a greenhouse complex, and other small commercial uses such as aquaculture. In addition, a thorough institutional analysis of the study area was performed to highlight factors which might pose barriers to the ultimate commercial development of the resource. Finally, an environmental evaluation of the possible impacts of the proposed action was also performed. The feasibility evaluation indicates the economics of the residential areas are dependent on the continued rate of housing construction. If essentially complete development could occur over a 30-year period, the economics are favorable as compared to existing alternatives. For the commercial area, the economics are good as compared to existing conventional energy sources. This is especially true as related to proposed greenhouse operations. The institutional and environmental analyses indicates that no significant barriers to development are apparent.

Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E.; Fritzler, E.A.

1980-05-01

284

Creating OGC Web Processing Service workflows using a web-based editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The OGC WPS (Web Processing Service) specifies how geospatial algorithms may be accessed in an SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). Service providers can encode both simple and sophisticated algorithms as WPS processes and publish them as web services. These services are not only useful individually but may be built into complex processing chains (workflows) that can solve complex data analysis and/or scientific problems. The NETMAR project has extended the Web Processing Service (WPS) framework to provide transparent integration between it and the commonly used WSDL (Web Service Description Language) that describes the web services and its default SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) binding. The extensions allow WPS services to be orchestrated using commonly used tools (in this case Taverna Workbench, but BPEL based systems would also be an option). We have also developed a WebGUI service editor, based on HTML5 and the WireIt! Javascript API, that allows users to create these workflows using only a web browser. The editor is coded entirely in Javascript and performs all XSLT transformations needed to produce a Taverna compatible (T2FLOW) workflow description which can be exported and run on a local Taverna Workbench or uploaded to a web-based orchestration server and run there. Here we present the NETMAR WebGUI service chain editor and discuss the problems associated with the development of a WebGUI for scientific workflow editing; content transformation into the Taverna orchestration language (T2FLOW/SCUFL); final orchestration in the Taverna engine and how to deal with the large volumes of data being transferred between different WPS services (possibly running on different servers) during workflow orchestration. We will also demonstrate using the WebGUI for creating a simple workflow making use of published web processing services, showing how simple services may be chained together to produce outputs that would previously have required a GIS (Geographic Information System) locally.

de Jesus, J.; Walker, P.; Grant, M.

2012-04-01

285

The publication of ethically uncertain research: attitudes and practices of journal editors  

PubMed Central

Background Publication of ethically uncertain research occurs despite well-published guidelines set forth in documents such as the Declaration of Helsinki. Such guidelines exist to aide editorial staff in making decisions regarding ethical acceptability of manuscripts submitted for publication, yet examples of ethically suspect and uncertain publication exist. Our objective was to survey journal editors regarding practices and attitudes surrounding such dilemmas. Methods The Editor-in-chief of each of the 103 English-language journals from the 2005 Abridged Index Medicus list publishing original research were asked to complete a survey sent to them by email between September-December 2007. Results A response rate of 33% (n = 34) was obtained from the survey. 18% (n = 6) of respondents had published ethically uncertain or suspect research within the last 10 years. 85% (n = 29) of respondents stated they would always reject ethically uncertain articles submitted for publication on ethical grounds alone. 12% (n = 4) of respondents stated they would approach each submission on a case-by-case basis. 3% (n = 1) stated they would be likely to publish such research, but only with accompanying editorial. Only 38% (n = 13) give reviewers explicit instruction to reject submissions on ethical grounds if found wanting. Conclusions Editorial compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki in rejecting research that is conducted unethically was difficult to ascertain because of a poor response rate despite multiple attempts using different modalities. Of those who did respond, the majority do reject ethically suspect research but few explicitly advise reviewers to do so. In this study editors did not take advantage of the opportunity to describe their support for the rejection of the publication of unethical research.

2012-01-01

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Editor's Corner: Community Service Learning--Making Education Interesting and Relevant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It makes good sense that community service learning can engage students. For students at risk of dropping out, it may provide the vital connection with adults and peers--and the opportunity for interesting, authentic learning--that could make all the difference in whether or not they decide to stay in school. For all students, service learning can make what is learned in classes more relevant to their lives, and create a path to a lifetime of active citizenship. In this month's column, the field editor offers his perspective on making education interesting and relevant through community service learning.

2007-04-01

287

Authorship problems in scholarly journals: considerations for authors, peer reviewers and editors.  

PubMed

Authorship problems in scholarly journals shake the foundations of research, diminish scientific quality of papers and devalue records of citation tracking services. The 'Publish or Perish' mantra is thought to drive some instances of unfair, honorary authorship, particularly in countries of emerging scientific power. Though causes of honorary, gift, guest and ghost authorship are still ill-defined, it is possible to avoid some of these instances by improving awareness of what constitutes authorship and by adhering to the editorial policies of learned associations. This paper overviews common cases of inappropriate authorship and suggests options to solve related problems by authors, reviewers and editors of scholarly journals. PMID:23124697

Gasparyan, Armen Yuri; Ayvazyan, Lilit; Kitas, George D

2012-11-04

288

Letters to the editor of the local paper: A scientific responsibility  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our local papers often contain, from the point of view of the scientist, strange letters to the editor. As part of our duty to fellow citizens, we need to take the opportunity the bad science in the letters proffers to try to explain the scientific view to readers. In many cases, the letter writers minds are already made up; however, other readers whose heads may nod in agreement to the original letter may become more informed and change their ideas in response. I will describe some of my experiences in trying to meet this responsibility.

Aubrecht, Gordon

2011-04-01

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The RDF Protune Policy Editor: Enabling Users to Protect Data in the Semantic Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A fine-grained user-aware access control to user profile data is a key requirement for sharing user profiles among applications. Policy languages like Protune can handle access restrictions very well but are too complicated to be used by non-experts. In this paper, we identify policy templates and embed them into a user interface that enables users to specify powerful access policies and makes them aware of the current and future consequences of their policies. In a user study, we proof the effectiveness of our editor.

Abel, Fabian; de Coi, Juri Luca; Henze, Nicola; Koesling, Arne Wolf; Krause, Daniel; Olmedilla, Daniel

290

Should Authors Submit Previous Peer-Review Reports When Submitting Research Papers? Views of General Medical Journal Editors  

PubMed Central

Publishing research can be time consuming, as papers are often submitted and reviewed by multiple journals before final acceptance. We hypothesized that attaching previous peer-review reports to the next submission of the paper to a different journal (possibly with point-to-point responses and amendments) could decrease the workload for both reviewers and editors and could shorten the time from final draft to actual publication. We therefore performed an online survey to assess the views of the editors-in-chief of all 100 general medical journals from the citation impact factor report category “internal & general medicine” (ISI Web of Knowledge). Of contacted editors, 61% responded. One of 4 journals do currently receive peer-review reports on occasion. Editors recognized potential advantages but also concerns on using previous peer-review reports across 3 themes: scientific community, quality of papers, and the publication process. The use of previous peer-review reports has the potential to facilitate authors, reviewers, and editors in optimizing peer review in general medical science.

Cals, Jochen W. L.; Mallen, Christian D.; Glynn, Liam G.; Kotz, Daniel

2013-01-01

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Guest Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stem cells are linked with stories of hope and promise, as well as risk and disappointment. Commentators on these experimental cells often attempt to distinguish between their realistic potential and merely speculative hope or hype. Yet this distinction can be deceptive. Potential futures are being shaped by various investments - be they in the form of expert promises, elusive hopes

INGRID GEESINK; BARBARA PRAINSACK; SARAH FRANKLIN

2003-01-01

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Editors Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary of papersAs the above notes on the small group discussion highlight, a number of significant challenges face researchers, practitioners and policy makers in defining sustainable management and in designing a set of institutional arrangements which can work together to achieve implementable environmental and risk management solutions. The papers in this Special Issue address some of the problems posed in

Howard Kunreuther; Paul R Kleindorfer; Ortwin Renn

1996-01-01

293

Editor's Comment.  

PubMed

Sir William Osler, during his speech at Pennsylvania University in May, 1st, 1989, said: Gentlemen, farewell. Take with you for combat the motto of the wise old roman legislator (Antonio Pio, from Lorium in Etruria): Aequanimitas (1). In Brazil, prostate cancer is the most frequent malignant tumor in men. In 2012, 60, 180 new cases were observed, with a total mortality of 12,778 patients (2). In the last 20 years, since the clinical introduction of prostate specific antigen screening (PSA), the incidence and mortality of metastatic prostate cancer lowered significantly. Although it not has been proved that the use of PSA was responsible for this lowering, in 1985 localized tumors in USA represented at most 58% of cases in USA; in the last few years, only 4% of patients had an initial presentation of the tumor with metastasis. Moreover, relative survival in five years increased exponentially, from 69% in the 70's to 96-99% in the present, concurrent with the general use of the exam (3-5). But in May 2012 the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a report contrary to the use of PSA for screening of prostate cancer. This recommendation received a grade ?D?, which meant, that, according to the panel committee opinion that was presided by a pediatrician, a family doctor and a geriatrician, existing scientific data demonstrated that there are more damages than benefits with the use of this test (6). Recently, the American Urological Association (AUA) also published its recommendations about the use of PSA for the early detection of prostate cancer. The panel of urologists recommends the use of PSA every 2 or more years only for men from 55 to 69 years old, after a shared decision between the physician and the patient about the risks and benefits of the test. The paper states that, except for men with risk factors of prostate cancer, the routine use of PSA is not recommended for the remaining age ranges or if life expectancy is lower that 10-15 years (7). An ideal screening program must present several criteria: 1. Focus on diseases with impact in public health; 2. Screening of population with long life expectancy; 3. Be able to identify asymptomatic disease in a phase of its natural history liable to curative treatment; 4. Use of diagnostic tests with high specificity and sensitivity; 5. Use of non-invasive diagnostic tests, easy to apply and with low costs; 6. Use of diagnostic tests that do not detect cases with indolent clinical behavior, that lead to unnecessary treatments; 7. The treatment must be capable to modify the natural history of the disease lowering mortality; 8. The treatment must not compromise quality of life. Since screening of prostate cancer with PSA does not meet all these criteria, it became a polemical topic. Part of controversy is due to the confusion between population screening and early diagnosis. Another part is caused by the problems related with the quality of existing studies and the analysis of the obtained results. When health care professionals apply PSA exams in a population of asymptomatic patients, they are performing an organized population screening (or mass). This situation is quite different than of a man spontaneously consulting an urologist in his private office in order to realize an exam to verify if he has prostate cancer. In this last situation, the very own candidates are self-selected due to several reasons (familiar history of prostate cancer, partner insistence, friends influence, any urinary symptom) and this characterizes an opportunistic screening. The studied populations are not necessarily identical, since population screening is applied following an active plan, to guest people with an age range pre-defined and with pre-established frequency. In the opportunistic screening the early detection of the disease results from individual interaction and personal initiative of the patient. The controversy arises when the obtained information with the population screening studies with methodological problems are generalized as guidelines of medical s

Sadi, Marcus V

294

Editors' Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces the topic of father-adolescent relationships along with two basic models of fatherhood. The first is of the father who does not take an active role in the upbringing of his children but who assumes responsibility to protect and provide for them; second is of the father who may be flexible, i.e., more involved, in response to varying…

Shulman, Shmuel; Collins, W. Andrew

1993-01-01

295

Editors' Introduction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Service fragmentation is a major problem in children's services. The articles of this special issue focus on school-linked integrated services. Issues to be explored in promoting such services are those of (1) funding; (2) space; (3) confidentiality; (4) staff training; and (5) governance. (SLD)

Koppich, Julia E., Ed.; Kirst, Michael W., Ed.

1993-01-01

296

Editor's Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

As this issue of >i>Problems of Economic Transition>\\/i> goes to press, observers of the Russian scene are keeping a watchful eye on the political underpinnings of Russian economic reforms. After the December 1995 Duma elections, which saw a strong turnout for left-of-center groups and the subsequent sacking of key reformers in the government, including Anatolii Chubais, the June presidential elections

John Tedstrom

1996-01-01

297

Editor's Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present issue of >i>Problems of Economic Transition>\\/i> reflects a sampling of scholarly research focused on the socioeconomic issues that have confronted Russia since 1991. Russia has undergone profound changes, yet most of the attention has concentrated on economic policy and the reform of political institutions. Comparatively less scholarshipâwith some significant exceptionsâhas examined the impact of economic and political reform

Peter J. Stavrakis

1999-01-01

298

Editor's Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

It should come as no surprise that Soviet economists are reassessing the hostile reception they formerly gave the convergence thesis, i.e., the view that socialist and capitalist economies (or the Soviet and U.S. systems) would gradually become more similar. But, as might be expected, the newer and more positive response to this thesis is hedged with qualifications. The lead article

Murray Yanowitch

1989-01-01

299

Editors' introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

It seems appropriate to dedicate an issue of the Journal of Human Justice to the theme of law and social transformation, since this theme appears to be at the forefront of many of the contemporary debates within the field of sociology of law in Canada. These debates have acquired a particular importance in view of the enactment of the Charter

N. C. Sargent

1991-01-01

300

Jorge Luis Borges and the New Physics: the Literature of Modern Science and the Science of Modern Literature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By examining the works of the Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, and the parallels it has with modern physics, literature and science converge in their quest for truth regarding the structure and meaning of the universe. The classical perception of physics as a "hard" science--that of quantitative, rational thought which was established during the Newtonian era--has been replaced by the "new physics," which integrates the so-called "soft" elements into its paradigm. It presents us with a universe based not exclusively on a series of particle-like interactions, or a "billiard-ball" hypothesis where discrete objects have a measurable position and velocity in absolute space and time, but rather on a combination of these mechanistic properties and those that make up the non-physical side of nature such as intuition, consciousness, and emotion. According to physicists like James Jeans science has been "humanized" to the extent that the universe as a "great machine" has been converted into a "great thought.". In nearly all his collections of essays and short stories, Borges complements the new physics by producing a literature that can be described as "scientized." The abstract, metaphysical implications and concerns of the new world-view, such as space, time, language, consciousness, free will, determinism, etc., appear repeatedly throughout Borges' texts, and are treated in terms that are remarkably similar to those expressed in the scientific texts whose authors include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schrodinger. As a final comparison, Borges and post-modern physicists address the question of the individual's ability to ever comprehend the universe. They share an attitude of incredulity toward all models and theories of reality simply because they are based on partial information, and therefore seen only as conjectures.

Mosher, Mark Robert

1992-01-01

301

Luis Llorens Torres and the impossible return: identity, conflict and hope in the national poem of Puerto Rico.  

PubMed

The psychodynamic exploration of the content of literary words and of the personal lives of their authors oftentimes reveals how they can be mutually reflective of the other. Such is the case of the poem, "Valle de Collores" (The Valley of Collores), considered by many to be the national poem of Puerto Rico and of the author Luis Llorens Torres (1876-1944), regarded as the "Poet Laureate of Puerto Rico." The timelessness and wide appeal of certain literary works has been attributed, among other reasons, to the fact that they address universal inner conflicts that affect all human beings. The poem "Valle de Collores" is the narrative of a country boy who leaves home to face the larger world and, as he reaches adulthood, he looks back and expresses his impossible longing to return to the rural home of his childhood. It is a description of the universal struggles of human development and of separation-individuation, loss and mourning and a longing to return, and a wish to merge with the early parental objects of childhood. The poem also parallels the history of the Puerto Rican people, in their transition from a rural society under Spanish rule to an industrialized society as an American Commonwealth. This difficult transition resulted in a massive immigration of Puerto Ricans to the United States that continues to this day. The poem also represents the longing of many Puerto Rican immigrants to return to their island home, and to a simpler time of more fundamental values. The land that is left behind and longed for becomes a metaphor for the early maternal imago. PMID:16193548

Rothe, Eugenio M

2005-01-01

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Luis Llorens Torres and the impossible return: identity, conflict and hope in the national poem of Puerto Rico.  

PubMed

The psychodynamic exploration of the content of literary works and of the personal lives of their authors oftentimes reveals how they can be mutually reflective of the other. Such is the case of the poem, "Valle de Collores" (The Valley of Collares), considered by many to be the national poem of Puerto Rico and of the author Luis Llorens Torres (1876-1944), regarded as the "Poet Laureate of Puerto Rico." The timelessness and wide appeal of certain literary works has been attributed, among other reasons, to the fact that they address universal inner conflicts that affect all human beings. The poem "Valle de Collores" is the narrative of a country boy who leaves home to face the larger world and, as he reaches adulthood, he looks back and expresses his impossible longing to return to the rural home of his childhood. It is a description of the universal struggles of human development and of separation-indi-viduation, loss and mourning and a longing to return, and a wish to merge with the early parental objects of childhood. The poem also parallels the history of the Puerto Rican people, in their transition from a rural society under Spanish rule to an industrialized society as an American Commonwealth. This difficult transition resulted in a massive immigration of Puerto Ricans to the United States that continues to this day. The poem also represents the longing of many Puerto Rican immigrants to return to their island home, and to a simpler time of more fundamental values. The land that is left behind and longed for becomes a metaphor for the early maternal imago. PMID:16570531

Rothe, Eugenio M

2005-12-01

303

Sr Isotopes and Migration of Prairie Mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) from Laguna de las Cruces, San Luis Potosi, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Asserting mobility of ancient humans is a major issue for anthropologists. For more than 25 years, Sr isotopes have been used as a resourceful tracer tool in this context. A comparison of the 87Sr/86Sr ratios found in tooth enamel and in bone is performed to determine if the human skeletal remains belonged to a local or a migrant. Sr in bone approximately reflects the isotopic composition of the geological region where the person lived before death; whereas the Sr isotopic system in tooth enamel is thought to remain as a closed system and thus conserves the isotope ratio acquired during childhood. Sr isotope ratios are obtained through the geologic substrate and its overlying soil, from where an individual got hold of food and water; these ratios are in turn incorporated into the dentition and skeleton during tissue formation. In previous studies from Teotihuacan, Mexico we have shown that a three-step leaching procedure on tooth enamel samples is important to assure that only the biogenic Sr isotope contribution is analyzed. The same Sr isotopic tools can function concerning ancient animal migration patterns. To determine or to discard the mobility of prairie mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) found at Laguna de las Cruces, San Luis Potosi, México the leaching procedure was applied on six molar samples from several fossil remains. The initial hypothesis was to use 87Sr/86Sr values to verify if the mammoth population was a mixture of individuals from various herds and further by comparing their Sr isotopic composition with that of plants and soils, to confirm their geographic origin. The dissimilar Sr results point to two distinct mammoth groups. The mammoth population from Laguna de Cruces was then not a family unit because it was composed by individuals originated from different localities. Only one individual was identified as local. Others could have walked as much as 100 km to find food and water sources.

Solis-Pichardo, G.; Perez-Crespo, V.; Schaaf, P. E.; Arroyo-Cabrales, J.

2011-12-01

304

Depositional environments of Painted Rock sandstone member of Miocene Vaqueros Formation in eastern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, California  

SciTech Connect

The Painted Rock Sandstone Member of the Miocene Vaqueros Formation in the southeastern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, California, crops out in a narrow band along the anticlinal Caliente Range. The study area is on the eastern flanks of the northwest-trending range. The Painted Rock Sandstone Member is conformably underlain by the Soda Lake Shale Member of the Vaqueros. In the eastern part of the study area, the member is conformably overlain or interfingers with the Oligocene-Miocene Caliente Formation. In the western study area, Painted Rock is conformably overlain by the Miocene Monterey Formation. The Painted Rock Member thickens rapidly to the west with measured thickness ranging from 130 m in the easternmost section to 1800 m in the westernmost and type section. The member generally coarsens upward from interbedded mudstone and fossiliferous, laminated, fine-grained sandstones to cyclical couplets of fossiliferous, medium-grained, cross-bedded sandstones underlying laminated, medium-grained sandstones and local conglomerates. Interspersed within the member is a medium to coarse-grained, structureless sandstone. The Painted Rock generally coarsens to the east, except for almost completely conglomeratic outcrops in a central section. The Painted Rock sequence represents a gradual shoaling from lower-shoreface environments (fine sands and mudstones), to shoreface and foreshore deposits (sandy couplets). The structureless sandstone may fit in this sequence or it may record a subaqueous part of the nearby Caliente delta. The conglomerate section represents a basin-feeding channel. The anomalously thick type section coupled with the conformably overlying deep-marine Monterey Formation records rapid basin subsidence in the western study area.

Oldershaw, M.W.

1988-03-01

305

[Geographic distribution of birds in the Sierra Madre Oriental of San Luis Potosi, Mexico: a regional analysis of conservation status].  

PubMed

The Sierra Madre Oriental region in the mexican state of San Luis Potosi is a relevant place for bird conservation at a country level. Therefore the main goal of this study was to analyze the geographic patterns of distribution and the conservation current state of the birds, to support the needs to expand the conservation areas in the future. Data was collected from various databases of zoological museums and collections, and field sampling methods conducted from January 2009 to May 2011. Potential distributions were modeled for 284 species using GARP software and then a map was developed to determine areas with favorable environmental characteristics for the distribution of species richness. Finally, the importance of conservation areas for the potential distribution of birds in the region was evaluated. A total of 359 species were recorded of which 71.4% are permanent residents, 19% are winter migrants and 4% are summer residents. From this total, 41 species were endemic, 47 were species at risk and 149 were neotropical migrants. The largest species richness correspond to oak forests, cloud forests, and tropical moist forests located at altitudes from 100m to 1 500m. Their potential distribution was concentrated towards the center and Southeast of the study area. Only 10% of areas with a high potential conservation was included in areas of priority for bird conservation (AICA) and just 3% of all potential areas were under some governmental category of protection. However, no conservation area has a management plan currently applied and monitored. The information generated is important for the development of management proposals for birds conservation in the region. PMID:23885599

Sahagún Sánchez, Francisco Javier; Navarro, Jaime Castro; Reyes Hernández, Humberto

2013-06-01

306

Introduction to the special collection of papers on the San Luis Basin Sustainability Metrics Project: a methodology for evaluating regional sustainability.  

PubMed

This paper introduces a collection of four articles describing the San Luis Basin Sustainability Metrics Project. The Project developed a methodology for evaluating regional sustainability. This introduction provides the necessary background information for the project, description of the region, overview of the methods, and summary of the results. Although there are a multitude of scientifically based sustainability metrics, many are data intensive, difficult to calculate, and fail to capture all aspects of a system. We wanted to see if we could develop an approach that decision-makers could use to understand if their system was moving toward or away from sustainability. The goal was to produce a scientifically defensible, but straightforward and inexpensive methodology to measure and monitor environmental quality within a regional system. We initiated an interdisciplinary pilot project in the San Luis Basin, south-central Colorado, to test the methodology. The objectives were: 1) determine the applicability of using existing datasets to estimate metrics of sustainability at a regional scale; 2) calculate metrics through time from 1980 to 2005; and 3) compare and contrast the results to determine if the system was moving toward or away from sustainability. The sustainability metrics, chosen to represent major components of the system, were: 1) Ecological Footprint to capture the impact and human burden on the system; 2) Green Net Regional Product to represent economic welfare; 3) Emergy to capture the quality-normalized flow of energy through the system; and 4) Fisher information to capture the overall dynamic order and to look for possible regime changes. The methodology, data, and results of each metric are presented in the remaining four papers of the special collection. Based on the results of each metric and our criteria for understanding the sustainability trends, we find that the San Luis Basin is moving away from sustainability. Although we understand there are strengths and limitations of the methodology, we argue that each metric identifies changes to major components of the system. PMID:22560056

Heberling, Matthew T; Hopton, Matthew E

2012-05-04

307

Characteristics of highly successful orthopedic surgeons: a survey of orthopedic chairs and editors  

PubMed Central

Background Highly successful orthopedic surgeons are a small group of individuals who exert a large influence on the orthopedic field. However, the characteristics of these leaders have not been well-described or studied. Methods Orthopedic surgeons who are departmental chairs, journal editors, editorial board members of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British edition), or current or past presidents of major orthopedic associations were invited to complete a survey designed to provide insight into their motivations, academic backgrounds and accomplishments, emotional and physical health, and job satisfaction. Results In all, 152 surgeons completed the questionnaire. We identified several characteristics of highly successful surgeons. Many have contributed prolific numbers of publications and book chapters and obtained considerable funding for research. They were often motivated by a “desire for personal development (interesting challenge, new opportunities),” whereas “relocating to a new institution, financial gain, or lack of alternative candidates” played little to no role in their decisions to take positions of leadership. Most respondents were happy with their specialty choice despite long hours and high levels of stress. Despite challenges to their time, successful orthopedic surgeons made a strong effort to maintain their health; compared with other physicians, they exercise more, are more likely to have a primary care physician and feel better physically. Conclusion Departmental chairs, journal editors and presidents of orthopedic associations cope with considerable demands of clinical, administrative, educational and research duties while maintaining a high level of health, happiness and job satisfaction.

Klein, Guy; Hussain, Nasir; Sprague, Sheila; Mehlman, Charles T.; Dogbey, Godwin; Bhandari, Mohit

2013-01-01

308

[The Professor Luis Cerqueira Center for Psycho-Social Care Photocopier Project: from the reproduction of things to a productive life].  

PubMed

This study was born out of the necessity manifested by a portion of the population which uses the mental health service linked to the process of production of materialistic life through work. The intention was to comprehend the significance of work using historical and dialectic materialism as a reference, based upon the concepts of psycosocial rehabilitation and was performed through the analysis of discourses of the users. The site is the Prof. Luis Cerqueira Center for Psyco-Social Care (CAPS). The results evidence the comprehension of work as an instrument which enabled the users access to the field of social rights. PMID:12876848

e Silva, Ana Luisa; da Fonseca, Rosa Maria

2002-12-01

309

Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors at the Forefront of Improving the Quality and Indexing Chances of its Member Journals  

PubMed Central

The article overviews some achievements and problems of Korean medical journals published in the highly competitive journal environment. Activities of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) are viewed as instrumental for improving the quality of Korean articles, indexing large number of local journals in prestigious bibliographic databases and launching new abstract and citation tracking databases or platforms (eg KoreaMed, KoreaMed Synapse, the Western Pacific Regional Index Medicus [WPRIM]). KAMJE encourages its member journals to upgrade science editing standards and to legitimately increase citation rates, primarily by publishing more great articles with global influence. Experience gained by KAMJE and problems faced by Korean editors may have global implications.

Suh, Chang-Ok; Oh, Se Jeong

2013-01-01

310

Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for Hospital Billing (Version 27.0, Revision 1) (software distributed on magnetic tape or cartridge) Documentation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual contains the information needed to install version 27.0 of the Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software. The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software detects and reports errors in the coding of Medicare claims data. While the program identifies and indi...

2010-01-01

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Publication Criteria and Recommended Areas of Improvement within School Psychology Journals as Reported by Editors, Journal Board Members, and Manuscript Authors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two online surveys were completed by editors, associate editors, editorial board members, and members or fellows of the Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. These surveys targeted (a) the criteria for a manuscript to be published in school psychology journals, and (b) the components of the peer-review process that should be…

Albers, Craig A.; Floyd, Randy G.; Fuhrmann, Melanie J.; Martinez, Rebecca S.

2011-01-01

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A multi-dimensional analysis of the upper Rio Grande-San Luis Valley social-ecological system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Upper Rio Grande (URG), located in the San Luis Valley (SLV) of southern Colorado, is the primary contributor to streamflow to the Rio Grande Basin, upstream of the confluence of the Rio Conchos at Presidio, TX. The URG-SLV includes a complex irrigation-dependent agricultural social-ecological system (SES), which began development in 1852, and today generates more than 30% of the SLV revenue. The diversions of Rio Grande water for irrigation in the SLV have had a disproportionate impact on the downstream portion of the river. These diversions caused the flow to cease at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in the late 1880s, creating international conflict. Similarly, low flows in New Mexico and Texas led to interstate conflict. Understanding changes in the URG-SLV that led to this event and the interactions among various drivers of change in the URG-SLV is a difficult task. One reason is that complex social-ecological systems are adaptive, contain feedbacks, emergent properties, cross-scale linkages, large-scale dynamics and non-linearities. Further, most analyses of SES to date have been qualitative, utilizing conceptual models to understand driver interactions. This study utilizes both qualitative and quantitative techniques to develop an innovative approach for analyzing driver interactions in the URG-SLV. Five drivers were identified for the URG-SLV social-ecological system: water (streamflow), water rights, climate, agriculture, and internal and external water policy. The drivers contained several longitudes (data aspect) relevant to the system, except water policy, for which only discreet events were present. Change point and statistical analyses were applied to the longitudes to identify quantifiable changes, to allow detection of cross-scale linkages between drivers, and presence of feedback cycles. Agricultural was identified as the driver signal. Change points for agricultural expansion defined four distinct periods: 1852--1923, 1924--1948, 1949--1978 and 1979--2007. Changes in streamflow, water allocations and water policy were observed in all agriculture periods. Cross-scale linkages were also evident between climate and streamflow; policy and water rights; and agriculture, groundwater pumping and streamflow.

Mix, Ken

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Geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of the Paleozoic granitoids of the Sierra de San Luis, Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Paleozoic granitoids of the Sierra de San Luis comprise the Ordovician tonalite suite (OTS; metaluminous to mildly peraluminous calcic tonalite granodiorites) and granodiorite granite suite (OGGS; peraluminous calcic to calc-alkaline granodiorite monzogranites), as well as the Devonian granite suite (DGS; peraluminous alkali-calcic monzogranites) and monzonite granite suite (DMGS; metaluminous alkali-calcic quartz monzonite monzogranite ± granodiorite, mildly peraluminous alkalicalcic monzogranites). The OTS has relatively high K2O, CaO, and YbN and low Cr, Ni, Ba, Sr, Rb/Sr, Sr/Y, and (La/Yb)N, as well as negative Eu/Eu?, high 87Sr/86Sr (0.70850 0.71114), and unradiogenic ?Nd(470Ma) (-5.3 to -6.0), which preclude an origin of variably fractionated mantle melts and favour a mafic lower crustal source. The OGGS consists of two granitoids: (1) high-temperature characterized by low Al2O3/TiO2, Rb/Sr, and (La/Yb)N, a smooth negative Eu/Eu?, and relatively high CaO and (2) low-temperature with high Al2O3/TiO2 and Rb/Sr, low CaO, (La/Yb)N, and Sr/Y, and negative Eu/Eu?. Melting of metagreywackes at pressures below 10 kbar with a variable supply of water could account for the chemistry of the high-T OGGS, whereas dehydration melting of biotite-bearing metasedimentary sources at low pressures is proposed for the low temperature OGGS. Melting of crustal sources relates to a contemporaneous mafic magmatism. Devonian magmatism is characterized by high Ba, Sr, K2O, Na2O, Sr/Y, and (La/Yb)N. Sources for the DGS include metasedimentary or metatonalitic protoliths. Biotite dehydration melting triggered by the addition of heat, supplied by mantle-derived magmas, is proposed. High Ba, Sr, LREE, MgO, Cr, Ni, Zr, and V of the monzonites suggest an enriched lithospheric mantle source. Low Yb and Y and high Sr and (La/Yb)N indicate a garnet-rich residual assemblage (P ? 10 kbar). Melts for the peraluminous rocks may have derived from a metasedimentary or metaigneous source at lower pressures in a process dominated by biotite consumption and plagioclase in the residue. The Ordovician granitoids are synkinematic with compressive deformation related to the early stages of Famatinian convergence. The Devonian magmatism is synkinematic with a system of shear zones that were active during the Achalian cycle.

de Luchi, M. G. López; Siegesmund, Siegfried; Wemmer, Klaus; Steenken, Andre; Naumann, Rudolf

2007-09-01

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Analysis of the potential impacts on surface water quality resulting from the proposed use of the San Luis Drain to transport agricultural drainage through the northern Grasslands  

SciTech Connect

An Environmental Assessment and initial Study for the interim use of a portion of the San Luis Drain for conveyance water through the Grassland Water District and adjacent Grassland areas was conducted. The project proposes the use of 18 miles of the San Luis Drain for the conveyance of agricultural drainage water for a period of five years and the elimination of agricultural drainage discharges from 76 miles of existing channels in and adjacent to the Grassland Water District. A report was prepared to (a) quantify the potential project effects on surface water quality within Salt and Mud Sloughs and the San Joaquin River using currently available data, and (b) to improve the understanding of existing water supply and drainage operations within the Grassland area. After submission of the original report it was brought to the attention of one of the coauthors that the database on selenium and boron concentrations in drainage water did not include the water quality data collected by the Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB). In addition, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) requested further examination of Grasslands hydrology to estimate the quantity of supplemental water that would be needed to restore the San Joaquin River to the same TDS and trace element concentrations prior to implementation of the project. This report addresses these issues.

Quinn, N.W.T.

1992-05-01

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Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for Hospital Billing (Version 25.0)(on magnetic tape) (software distributed on magnetic tape) Documentation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual contains the information needed to install version 25.0 of the Medicare Code Editor (MCE) software that runs under the z/OS batch operating system. The manual assumes that the person installing the software has experience working with Basic As...

2008-01-01

316

On-Line Student Publications: Do Student Editors at Public Universities Shed Their First Amendment Rights in Cyberspace?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The First Amendment rights of students at public universities and colleges are well established by federal and state courts. Where a publication has been created as a forum for student expression, college authorities may not exercise anything but advisory control over editorial decisions of student editors. On-line student newspapers and literary…

Senat, Joey

317

Serials Management in the Electronic Era: Papers in Honor of Peter Gellatly, Founding Editor of "The Serials Librarian."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book assesses progress and technical changes in the field of serials management and anticipates future directions and challenges for librarians. The book consists of 18 chapters: (1) "Introduction" (Jim Cole and James W. Williams); (2) "Peter Gellatly--Editor with a Deft Touch" (Ruth C. Carter); (3) "The "Deseret News" Web Edition" (Stewart…

Cole, Jim, Ed.; Williams, James W., Ed.

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Promises of Confidentiality to News Sources After Cohen v. Cowles Media Company: A Survey of Newspaper Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We undertook a survey of newspaper editors to determine their views regarding promises of confidentiality, to determine the effect of the Cohen case on the newspaper industry, and to discover related information. This article will discuss the Cohen case and report the survey results. Section II of the article sets forth the facts that led to the lawsuit brought by

Daniel Levin; Ellen Rubert

2010-01-01

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Integrated Outpatient Code Editor ICD-10 Pilot (Ver. 13.1) (Data Files on CD-ROM).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) Pilot software contains ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes effective 10/1/2004 to present, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes published December 2011. This software is intended to give users the opportunity to edit outpatien...

2012-01-01

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A TV Reporter, an Adviser's Internship, a TV Anchor/Reporter, an Assignment Editor, a TV Photojournalist's Bag of Tricks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intends to help high school journalism students understand the field they are preparing for by presenting brief descriptions of a day in the work life of a television news reporter, a TV anchor/reporter, and a television news assignment editor. Describes the five-week internship at a local television news station of a journalism instructor. (SR)|

Patrow, Kris; Youngblood, Steve; Madden, Tracy; Hamburger, Jeff; Johnson, Kevin

2000-01-01

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MS Grouper with Medicare Code Editor ICD-10 Pilot Software (Distributed on CD-ROM) (Version 28.0).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Severity Grouper with Medicare Code Editor (MSG/MCE) software edits medical record data to help identify coding errors and inconsistencies between clinical data and coding.This software: (1) assigns the medical record to a Major Diagnostic Ca...

2010-01-01

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On-Line Student Publications: Do Student Editors at Public Universities Shed Their First Amendment Rights in Cyberspace?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The First Amendment rights of students at public universities and colleges are well established by federal and state courts. Where a publication has been created as a forum for student expression, college authorities may not exercise anything but advisory control over editorial decisions of student editors. On-line student newspapers and literary…

Senat, Joey

323

Justifying and condemning sexual discrimination in everyday discourse: Letters to the Editor in the Australian local press  

Microsoft Academic Search

This discourse analysis study identifies the discursive strategies and linguistic resources addressers of Letters to the Editor in Australian community papers employ to construct their view of homosexuality; a view which uses the discourses of biology and religion to justify both rejection and acceptance. The analysis of the discursive strategies found in the texts identifies the use of certain ‘commonsense

Isolda Rojas-Lizana

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EDITORIAL: A few words from the new Editor-in-Chief A few words from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As I begin my mandate as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, I can look back with great pleasure at many years of service, as a member of the Editorial Board, to this outstanding instrument of scientific dissemination. Having witnessed the exceptional quantitative and qualitative growth of the journal, I must consider this appointment both an honour and a real challenge. The success of the journal is primarily based on three assets: the authors' talent of course, but also the illuminated leadership of my predecessors at the journal helm and the highly competent, dedicated and responsive staff. I would like to praise, in particular, the leadership of my immediate predecessor and good friend, Pallab Battacharya, the pilot of the years of major qualitative growth. Being Pallab's successor makes my new responsibility even more challenging! The IOP personnel is a key asset for the journal: in my rather broad experience in scientific publishing, I have never seen such a combination of professional experience, commitment and willingness to innovate—a traditional strength of JPD. Regrettably, I cannot acknowledge here all the women and men who contributed to the success of the journal; however, I would like to explicitly acknowledge the outstanding work of Sarah Quin over the past decade. In my new duty, I can fortunately count on her successor, Olivia Roche, whose excellent professional and managerial qualities we can already appreciate. How should we view the future of the journal? In my view, with reasonable optimism. Notwithstanding the tough competition, our journal has a solid reputation and increasing visibility. It has consistently belonged to the small elite group of top journals preferred by applied physics authors worldwide. My program as Editor-in-Chief is both simple and very testing: to continue to enhance this elite status. The challenge comes from a variety of factors: first, 'applied physics' is a continuously evolving notion, even more so than physics itself. The journal is successfully positioned at the crucial interface between fundamental research and technological R&D. Continuing in this position—that changes all the time—will require special attention to the evolving trends and to the novelties that continuously appear in our domain. At the same time, we should not dilute the 'physics' character that is the trademark of JPD. The second challenge is the impact of bibliometrics and ranking. This is again a rapidly evolving factor; it practically did not exist when I first joined the Editorial Board. The journal must reach equilibrium between scientific leadership and careful management of bibliometrics. On one hand, we must continue to improve its good position in the rankings. However, this objective must be reconciled with the duty to respond to new developments that, by their very nature, have limited bibliometric impact. In meeting this challenge, we can count on two very effective instruments that make our journal quite unique: topical reviews and special issues. Maintaining and expanding these programs is for me a top priority. I would like to thank in advance all the authors that will select our journal for the dissemination of their results. I am committed to providing for them an effective and open medium. Most likely, 'applied physics' will not be at the end of my mandate what it is now. However, the journal must continue to mirror not the past but the present and, hopefully, the future. Authors in new domains of applied physics, who may wonder if their research fits the journal scope, are particularly welcome; we will always respond to the evolution of our attractive, dynamic, wonderful discipline.

Margaritondo, Giorgio

2011-04-01

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New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Institute of Physics is delighted to announce that the new Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics will be Professor Giorgio Margaritondo of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Giorgio will, with the help of his world-class Editorial Board, maintain standards of scientific rigour whilst ensuring that research published is of the highest quality. 'I would like to praise, in particular, the leadership of my immediate predecessor and good friend, Pallab Battacharya, the pilot of the years of major qualitative growth.' said Professor Margaritondo. 'Being Pallab's successor makes my new responsibility even more challenging!' Professor Margaritondo received the Laurea Summa cum Laude from the University of Rome in 1969. He has been a full professor of Applied Physics at the EPFL since 1990. In 2001, he became Dean of the EPFL Faculty of Basic Sciences. In 2004, he was nominated Provost and he served until 2010, when he became Dean of Continuing Education. He previously worked at the Italian National Research Council, at Bell Laboratories and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research activity concerns the physics of semiconductors and superconductors (electronic states, surfaces and interfaces) and of biological systems; his main experimental techniques are electron spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, x-ray imaging and scanning near-field microscopy, including experiments with synchrotron light and with free electron lasers. Author of more than 650 scientific publications and 9 books, he was also coordinator in 1995-98 of the scientific division of the Elettra synchrotron in Trieste. In 1997-2003 he was coordinator of the European Commission Round Table on synchrotron radiation. He is the president of the Council of the European Commission Integrated Initiative on Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Science (IA-SFS and then ELISA), the largest network in the world in this domain. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Vacuum Society and Fellow and Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics.

2011-04-01

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Curriculum Vitae: Luis Ostrosky  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... 4. Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Baez R, Rangel S, Ponce de Leon S. Epidemiologia de los brotes nosocomiales: Experiencia de catorce anos en un centro ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

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Luis Frederico Leloir  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This short biographical "snapshot" provides basic information about the person's chemical work, gender, ethnicity, and cultural background. A list of references is given along with additional WWW sites to further your exploration into the life and work of this chemist.

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Crustal and Enriched Mantle Derived Melts in the Devonian Magmatism of the Sierra de San Luis, Argentina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Devonian granitoids of the Sierra de San Luis consist of voluminous batholiths that were broadly synchronous with the collision between the Chilenia Terrane and southwestern Gondwana and the development/reactivation of NE-trending ductile shear zones. Batholiths were emplaced at around 3.5 kbars. and are made up by high K calc-alkaline porphyric granodiorites and equigranular monzogranites. Granitoids are associated with high Mg-K quartz syenites, monzonites, vaugnerites and durbachites that appears as stocks, syn-plutonic dykes and enclaves in the porphyric facies and shows textural and chemical evidences of mingling and mixing processes. Granitoids are contemporaneous to ultrapotassic lamprophyre dykes (minettes). that intruded the country rocks next to the contacts and preferentially emplaced in an E-W fracture system. The less evolved high Mg-K series rocks present strong enrichment in K, Rb, Ba, Th, Zr anf Hf, high Mg, Ni, Cr, V and relatively low Ti and Nb contents which indicate a basic primitive magma enriched source. Sucessives stages of mixing and mingling with the evolving calc-alkaline melt are indicated by field and petrographic data in synplutonic dykes and enclaves: identical feldspar megacrysts, desaggregation of enclaves that appear as mafic rafts in the porphyroid facies, quartz ocelli with reaction rims, the general predominance of amphibole and euhedral sphene versus biotite in areas where the synplutonic dykes are intruded, transitional contact between hybridized and "normal porphyroid facies, etc. These processes took place mainly prior to emplacement and continue during the entire emplacement as shown by the parallelism between internal and external fabrics. The mantle component of the less evolved hybrid granitoids is indicated by their initial 87Sr/86Sr of 0.70380 and epsilon Nd of -1.4. Therefore high K, Ba and Sr and high field strength element contents of these rocks must be considered as a primary feature. The more evolved granitoids with initial 87Sr/86Sr of 0.70703 and epsilon Nd=-3.1 show values that are lower than expected for a continental source but higher than those of a mantle source. The lamprophyric magma have higher mg number. Correlation between K, Cr, Ba, Mg, REE indicate a source region in a subduction-enriched lithospheric mantle. Lamprophyres represent melts in equilibrium with a metazomatized mantle containing phlogopite and garnet (La/YbN =40). As the minettes display a clear subduction zone signature, the enrichment was not caused by mafic silicate melts, but by K and H-rich fluids that had an ultimate source in crustal rocks. The incompatible element signatures of the high Mg-K series and minettes are strikingly similar with decoupling of Th and Nb from Zr, Hf, and Ti that rely on the relative contents of these elements in constituent minerals and mineral proportions. A model is proposed where the lamprophyres and the high Mg-K series could share a mixed crust and upper mantle source. Crustal thickening and subsequent melting provided purely crustal magmas that mixed with mantle derived magmas and generated the entire spectrum of hybrid high Mg-K series. Variable degrees of partial melting during a period of adiabatic decompression may account for the differences between lamprophyres and high Mg-K series.The generation and emplacement of minette melts may have been promoted by extensional tectonic related to a combination of gravitational collapse of thickened crust, slab break-off, and strike-slip faulting.

Lopez de Luchi, M. G.; Siegesmund, S.; Steenken, A.; Wemmer, K.

2004-05-01

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InSAR data produce specific storage estimates for an agricultural area in the San Luis Valley, Colorado  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The San Luis Valley (SLV) is an 8000 km2 region in southern Colorado that is home to a thriving agricultural economy. This valley is currently in a period of extreme drought, with county and state regulators struggling to develop appropriate management policies in order to sustain water levels in the confined aquifer system. The water level from 1970 - 2000 remains a key, but poorly known, component for characterization. Some relevant data, such as water levels measured in wells, were collected during this period and incorporated into a groundwater flow model. However, data with finer spatial and temporal resolution would be very valuable in understanding the behavior and therefore the management of the system. Spaceborne interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data provide maps of the deformation of the Earth’s surface at a spatial resolution of 50 m; these data are acquired approximately once per month. The deformation measured by InSAR can be related to water levels in the confined aquifer system. However, changes in cm-scale crop structure in agricultural areas lead to signal decorrelation over long periods of time, resulting in low quality data. Here we apply the recently developed small baseline subset (SBAS) analysis to InSAR data collected by the European Space Agency’s ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites over the western SLV for the years 1992-2001. The SBAS measurements show high levels of InSAR correlation, denoting high quality data, in areas between the center pivot irrigation circles, where the lack of water results in little surface vegetation. By using SBAS analysis, we are able to estimate the magnitude of the seasonal deformation and compare it with hydraulic head measurements in nearby wells. We directly compare, at three well locations, specific storage parameters estimated from InSAR data to those estimated using traditional pump test techniques. The InSAR and pump test estimated parameters are: 3.4 x10-5 ft-1 vs. 1.7 x 10-5 ft-1, 2.2 x 10-6 ft-1 vs. 2.2 x 10-6 ft-1, and 5.3 x 10-6 ft-1 vs. 4.7 x 10-6 ft-1, at wells denoted ALA 6, ALA 13, and CON 2, respectively. Thus the well and radar data estimates agree within a worst-case factor of two at locations where we analyzed both data sets. The ability to obtain such high quality specific storage estimates suggests that integrating InSAR data into the current groundwater flow model may allow us to describe the finer-scale heterogeneities of the entire SLV confined aquifer system. This new form of data analysis could significantly advance our approach to groundwater management in agricultural areas lacking modern infrastructure around the world.

Reeves, J.; Knight, R. J.; Zebker, H. A.; Schreuder, W.; Agram, P. S.; Lauknes, T.

2010-12-01

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Survey of potential habitat for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) in the Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, California. [Vulpes macrotis mutica  

SciTech Connect

A field study was conducted for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to determine the presence and distribution of the endangered San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), and to map land use patterns on the Carrizo Plain, eastern San Luis Obispo County, California. The survey was conducted in July 1985 and covered approximately 8140 acres in 20 sections of land. A total of 41 kit fox dens were found. The highest number of kit fox dens observed per 1000 acres was 12; the lowest was 1.5. Approximately 29,720 acres (49%) were grazed by cattle and sheep, 25,600 acres (42%) were cultivated for dry-land farming, but land use was not determined for 5560 acres (9%).

Kato, T.T.

1986-10-01

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P-CAPE: a high-level tool for entering and processing clinical practice guidelines. Partners Computerized Algorithm and Editor.  

PubMed

The Partners Computerized Algorithm Processor and Editor (P-CAPE) is a high-level tool intended to remove the programming bottleneck for implementing practice guidelines in our computer-based record system, and to integrate guideline-based advice into the clinician's workflow. P-CAPE has three major components: 1) An Editor that allows an analyst to enter the parameters of a guideline in the form of an algorithm; 2) A Navigator that processes the steps of the guideline and logs all transactions in a patient-specific file; and 3) A clinician Notifier that sends messages to a patient's covering clinician, seeking data or presenting recommendations and order sets that can be processed by the system. P-CAPE's guideline object model was adapted from the InterMed Collaboratory GuideLine Interface Format (GLIF). PMID:9929265

Zielstorff, R D; Teich, J M; Paterno, M D; Segal, M; Kuperman, G J; Hiltz, F L; Fox, R L

1998-01-01

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Content Analysis of Army Newspapers Based in the Continental United States (CONUS) to Determine Editorial Differences Between Military and Civilian Editors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A content analysis of four civilian enterprise Army newspapers published in the United States was conducted to determine if editorial differences in content and tone existed between military and civilian editors. Both hypotheses were supported by the find...

P. J. Swiergosz

1998-01-01

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How to Build a Scientific Publishing Career Based on Hundreds of Letters-to-the-Editor: “The Art of Loss”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Letters-to-the-editor represent an important characteristic of scientific interchange especially because the initial peer-review may not fulfill the qualitative control of a manuscript. On the other hand, it is well known that such publications are accepted easier than regular ones and may be a gateway for authors without outstanding scientific merits to input their names in high impact factor journals. A

Raul Neghina; Adriana M. Neghina

2011-01-01

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[Bogdan Suchodolski--initiator and editor-in-chief of the publication History of Polish Science].  

PubMed

Among numerous and distinguished author's and editorial works of Bogdan Suchodolski a particular value presents a publication in eight volumes entitled 'History of Polish Science' (including two biographical and bibliographic volumes), which was published in the years 1970-1992 on Professor's own initiative and edited by himself. This is the first synthesis of the history of science in Poland, from the beginning of the Middle Ages till the present time (to 1952). In the conception of the initiator and editor the work presents the development of scientific thought and achievements of the scholars in relation to national culture and in connexions with the trends in science in the world. 'History of Polish Science' is the work written by several dozen authors, representing different domains of the knowledge. Scientific, organizational and editorial patronate was possible by dint of History of Science and Technology Establishment of Polish Academy of Sciences (presently the Institute for the History of Science of Polish Academy of Sciences), which was managed by Bogdan Suchodolski. PMID:22400481

Ku?nicka, Barbara; Ku?nicki, Leszek

2011-01-01

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Letters to the Editor of the AAS Newsletter: A Personal Story  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1987 the American Astronomical Society Newsletter has published some 142 Letters to the Editor that provide the personal statements and concerns of astronomers about the policies, priorities, and experiences of being an astronomer. While these Letters do not provide a scientific sampling of the issues, they do provide an illuminating picture of the astronomical scene as seen from the perspectives of our colleagues. I describe the history and policies of the Letters section, then summarize the issues presented and debated in these Letters. The topics (in order of numbers of Letters published) are: (1) publishing and refereeing, (2) how the AAS and IAU conduct their business, (3) jobs and how to get them, (4) support for astronomy, (5) scientific units and time, (6) public policy issues, (7) planning for telescopes and space missions, (8) how astronomers do their work, (9) women in astronomy, (10) the work environment, and (11) other issues. A chronological list of the Letters by title and author is included.

Linsky, Jeffrey L.

2006-01-01

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Seven decades of history of science: I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003), second editor of Isis.  

PubMed

I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003), the first American to receive a Ph.D. in history of science, was a Harvard undergraduate ('37) and then a Ph.D. student and protégé of George Sarton, founder of Isis and the History of Science Society. He went on to succeed Sarton as editor of Isis (1952-1958) and, later, president of the Society (1961-1962); he was also a president of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Cohen was an internationally recognized Newton scholar; his interests were encyclopedic, ranging from science and public policy to the history of computers, with several decades as a special consultant for history of computing with IBM. Among his hundreds of publications were such major books as Franklin and Newton (1956), The Birth of a New Physics (1959; rpt., 1985), The Newtonian Revolution (1980), Revolution in Science (1985), Science and the Founding Fathers (1995), Howard Aiken: Portrait of a Computer Pioneer (1999), and his last book, The Triumph of Numbers (2005), not to mention two jointly authored contributions, the variorum edition and new English translation of Newton's Principia, which will surely still be read a century from now. PMID:19554868

Dauben, Joseph W; Gleason, Mary Louise; Smith, George E

2009-03-01

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WebProt?g?: A Collaborative Ontology Editor and Knowledge Acquisition Tool for the Web  

PubMed Central

In this paper, we present WebProtégé—a lightweight ontology editor and knowledge acquisition tool for the Web. With the wide adoption of Web 2.0 platforms and the gradual adoption of ontologies and Semantic Web technologies in the real world, we need ontology-development tools that are better suited for the novel ways of interacting, constructing and consuming knowledge. Users today take Web-based content creation and online collaboration for granted. WebProtégé integrates these features as part of the ontology development process itself. We tried to lower the entry barrier to ontology development by providing a tool that is accessible from any Web browser, has extensive support for collaboration, and a highly customizable and pluggable user interface that can be adapted to any level of user expertise. The declarative user interface enabled us to create custom knowledge-acquisition forms tailored for domain experts. We built WebProtégé using the existing Protégé infrastructure, which supports collaboration on the back end side, and the Google Web Toolkit for the front end. The generic and extensible infrastructure allowed us to easily deploy WebProtégé in production settings for several projects. We present the main features of WebProtégé and its architecture and describe briefly some of its uses for real-world projects. WebProtégé is free and open source. An online demo is available at http://webprotege.stanford.edu.

Tudorache, Tania; Nyulas, Csongor; Noy, Natalya F.; Musen, Mark A.

2012-01-01

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Digital data and derivative products from a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey of the central San Luis basin, covering parts of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, and Rio Grande counties, Colorado, and Taos county, New Mexico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes data collected from a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey flown over the central San Luis basin during October, 2004, by PRJ, Inc., on contract to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The survey extends from just north of Alamosa, Colorado, southward to just northwest of Taos, New Mexico. It covers large parts of the San Luis Valley in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, and Rio Grande Counties, southern Colorado, and the Taos Plateau in Taos County, northern New Mexico. The survey was designed to complement two surveys previously acquired along the eastern borders of the San Luis Basin over the vicinities of Taos, New Mexico (Bankey and others, 2004a) and Blanca, Colorado (Bankey and others, 2004b). Our overall objective in conducting these surveys is to improve knowledge of the subsurface geologic framework in order to understand ground-water systems in populated alluvial basins along the Rio Grande. These USGS efforts are conducted in collaboration with other federal, state, and local governmental entities where possible.

Bankey, Viki; Grauch, V. J. S.; Webbers, Ank; PRJ, Inc.

2005-01-01

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Requisiti di Uniformita per Manoscritti Presentati a Riviste Biomediche: Scrittura e Redazione di Pubblicazioni Biomediche. Edizione 2008 DellInternational Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Traduzione Italiana. (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. Edition 2008 of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Italian Translation).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The idea of an Italian translation of the document Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals comes from the need of a larger dissemination of a useful reference tool, addressed to both editors and authors, which clearly analyse...

A. M. Rossi F. Napolitani P. De Castro S. Salinetti

2009-01-01

340

Do Author-Suggested Reviewers Rate Submissions More Favorably than Editor-Suggested Reviewers? A Study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  

PubMed Central

Background Ratings in journal peer review can be affected by sources of bias. The bias variable investigated here was the information on whether authors had suggested a possible reviewer for their manuscript, and whether the editor had taken up that suggestion or had chosen a reviewer that had not been suggested by the authors. Studies have shown that author-suggested reviewers rate manuscripts more favorably than editor-suggested reviewers do. Methodology/Principal Findings Reviewers' ratings on three evaluation criteria and the reviewers' final publication recommendations were available for 552 manuscripts (in total 1145 reviews) that were submitted to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an interactive open access journal using public peer review (authors' and reviewers' comments are publicly exchanged). Public peer review is supposed to bring a new openness to the reviewing process that will enhance its objectivity. In the statistical analysis the quality of a manuscript was controlled for to prevent favorable reviewers' ratings from being attributable to quality instead of to the bias variable. Conclusions/Significance Our results agree with those from other studies that editor-suggested reviewers rated manuscripts between 30% and 42% less favorably than author-suggested reviewers. Against this backdrop journal editors should consider either doing without the use of author-suggested reviewers or, if they are used, bringing in more than one editor-suggested reviewer for the review process (so that the review by author-suggested reviewers can be put in perspective).

Bornmann, Lutz; Daniel, Hans-Dieter

2010-01-01

341

Determinants of scientific output: an in-depth view of the productivity of tropical botanist and conservationist, Luis Diego Gómez Pignataro.  

PubMed

Bibliometric studies have found that male researchers have their greatest productivity around the age of 40, that female researchers produce less than their male colleagues, that incentives for collaboration are slow to affect productivity and that, just like humans, research institutes become larger, less productive, more expensive to maintain and less able to raise money as they grow old. Almost invariably, these conclusions come from statistical studies of large numbers of European and American scientists, and there are practically no studies about tropical researchers. We present an in-depth analysis of the productivity of an internationally recognized tropical botanist and conservationist, Luis Diego Gómez Pignataro, based on the totality of his published work and on our own knowledge, as co-workers and friends, of the life frame in which that scientific output was produced. His life output departs from the expected pattern in that he had the highest productivity before reaching the expected peak productivity age, and that when he reached it his productivity fell and never recovered. Furthermore, marriage did not produce the expected fall in productivity. A close analysis of his life indicates that in the middle of his career he switched to intense teaching and conservation activities, and this better explains why his output of scientific research articles was low afterwards. This switch may occur in other tropical scientists. PMID:21246981

Monge-Nájera, Julián; Nielsen-Muñoz, Vanessa; Beatriz Azofeifa, Ana

2010-12-01

342

Early stage evolution of the mafic-ultramafic belt at La Melada, Sierra de San Luis, Argentina: P-T constraints from metapyroxenite pseudosection modelling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At La Melada, Sierra de San Luis, Argentina, two lenses of mafic-ultramafic rocks, which underwent Famatinian metamorphism followed by shear deformation, form part of a NNE-SSW-trending belt along the eastern flank of the Sierra. Metapyroxenites from the lenses are granoblastic rocks made up of igneous and metamorphic minerals, with varying degrees of deformation and mylonitization. These rocks preserve evidence of post-magmatic re-equilibration that followed the emplacement of the mafic-ultramafic rocks. Microstructural investigation and P-T pseudosection modelling suggest that La Melada metapyroxenites experienced a temperature and pressure decrease from the M0 (800 °C < T < 920 °C; 0.7 GPa < P < 0.9 GPa) to the M1 stage (720 °C < T < 780 °C; 0.6 GPa < P < 0.7 GPa). Further re-equilibration led to the formation of talc + cummingtonite during the M2 stage and to the development of metamorphic plagioclase and dolomite in the post-M2 stage. The P-T segment reconstructed for La Melada metapyroxenites is consistent with a back-arc setting and with P-T paths previously reported in the literature.

Cruciani, Gabriele; Franceschelli, Marcello; Brogioni, Norma

2012-08-01

343

Evaluation of the impact of acid mine drainage on the chemistry and the macrobenthos in the Carolina stream (San Luis, Argentina).  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of acid mine drainage on the chemistry and the macrobenthos of the Carolina stream (San Luis - Argentina). Samples were obtained in the years 1997-1998 at two sites: site C(1), located 200 m upstream of the drainage, and site C(2), located 800 m downstream. The system buffer capacity was evaluated in the non - contaminated site by means of the buffer index calculation. The physico - chemical changes observed as a consequence of the contribution of acid mine drainage (AMD) were: a decreasing of pH and an increase in the ionic concentration, especially sulfate and Fe coming from the oxidation produced by chemiolithotrophic bacteria. The values obtained indicated a low buffer capacity and a high intrinsic vulnerability of the system to resist the impact originated by the AMD, producing a remarkable decreasing of pH of the receiving stream. These changes caused modifications in the original benthic community that was replaced by organisms more tolerant to the acid stress. A reduction in the abundance and in the taxonomic richness of the benthic macroinvertebrates was observed when compared with the reference station. An increase in the proportion of Chironomidae and of Acari and a decrease in the proportion of the remaining taxa were observed. The most sensitive groups were Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Mollusca. The community was mostly affected by the following variables: pH, conductivity, sulfate and dissolved total Fe. PMID:16565803

Tripole, Susana; Gonzalez, Patricia; Vallania, Adriana; Garbagnati, Marcela; Mallea, Miguel

2006-03-24

344

The editor, the publisher, and his mother: the representation of lesbians and gays in the new york times.  

PubMed

The attention and prominence given to issues in media outlets may affect the importance citizens attribute to them, so the actors who influence mass media coverage decisions may have political power in society generally. This article seeks to measure the relative influence of journalists, social trends, events, government officials, editors, and owners on the New York Times coverage of lesbians and gays from 1960 to 1995. Although many factors affected the nature and frequency of such coverage, the findings of this article show that the owners of the Times exerted decisive influence. Documentary evidence reveals that the Times' owners actively intervened to suppress coverage of lesbians and gays until 1987, even as reporters and editors recognized that increased social visibility made them newsworthy. Statistical analysis confirms that, although some actual events and statements of officials attracted attention from the newspaper throughout the period, they were more likely to generate prominent coverage after 1987 when the stories were consistent with the enthusiasms of the owners. PMID:24059965

Chomsky, Daniel; Barclay, Scott

2013-10-01

345

Potential field studies of the central San Luis Basin and San Juan Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico, and southern and western Afghanistan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation includes three separate chapters, each demonstrating the interpretive utility of potential field (gravity and magnetic) geophysical datasets at various scales and in various geologic environments. The locations of these studies are the central San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico, the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, and southern and western Afghanistan. The San Luis Basin is the northernmost of the major basins that make up the Rio Grande rift, and interpretation of gravity and aeromagnetic data reveals patterns of rifting, rift-sediment thicknesses, distribution of pre-rift volcanic and sedimentary rocks, and distribution of syn-rift volcanic rocks. Syn-rift Santa Fe Group sediments have a maximum thickness of ˜2 km in the Sanchez graben near the eastern margin of the basin along the central Sangre de Cristo fault zone. Under the Costilla Plains, thickness of these sediments is estimated to reach ˜1.3 km. The Santa Fe Group sediments also reach a thickness of nearly 1 km within the Monte Vista graben near the western basin margin along the San Juan Mountains. A narrow, north-south-trending structural high beneath San Pedro Mesa separates the graben from the structural depression beneath the Costilla Plains. Aeromagnetic anomalies are interpreted to mainly reflect variations of remanent magnetic polarity and burial depth of the 5.3-3.7 Ma Servilleta basalt of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. Magnetic-source depth estimates indicate patterns of subsidence following eruption of the basalt and show that the Sanchez graben has been the site of maximum subsidence. One of the largest and most pronounced gravity lows in North America lies over the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. A buried, low-density silicic batholith related to an Oligocene volcanic field coincident with the San Juan Mountains has been the accepted interpretation of the source of the gravity low since the 1970s. However, this interpretation was based on gravity data processed with standard techniques that break down in the SJVF region. We applied an unconventional processing procedure that uses geologically appropriate densities for the uppermost crust and digital topography to mostly remove the effect of the low density units that underlie the topography associated with the SJVF. We also reinterpreted vintage seismic refraction data that indicate the presence of two low-velocity zones under the SJVF. Assuming that the source of the gravity low on the improved gravity anomaly map is the same as the source of the low seismic velocities, integrated modeling defined the dimensions and overall density contrast of the batholith complex. Models show that the thickness of the batholith complex varies significantly laterally, with the greatest thickness (˜20 km) under the western SJVF, and lesser thicknesses (< 10 km) under the eastern SJVF. The Afghan block, a series of Gondwanan terranes that lie between the Eurasian and Indian plates, is coincident with most of southern and western Afghanistan. Recently acquired regional aeromagnetic and aerogravity datasets were used to examine the geophysical expressions of plutons related to magmatic arcs, major tectonic blocks within the broader Afghan block, Himalayan deformation, and the Helmand basin. Numerous plutons are reflected as aeromagnetic highs, allowing these to be mapped in areas where they do not crop out. The Farah and Helmand blocks have distinctive geophysical expressions that separate them from the adjacent Eurasian and Indian plates. West-southwestward crustal extrusion, an effect of the Himalayan orogeny, is indicated to have occurred with greater displacement along the Farah block than along the Helmand block.

Drenth, Benjamin John

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Depositional environments of Qual Canyon sandstone and Soda Lake shale members of Miocene Vaqueros Formation in southeastern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, California  

SciTech Connect

The Quail Canyon Sandstone and the Soda Lake Shale Members are the lower members of the Miocene Vaqueros Formation in the southeastern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, California. The Quail Canyon Sandstone Member is conformably underlain by the nonmarine Oligocene Simmler Formation. The Soda Lake Shale Member is conformably overlain by the Painted Rock Sandstone Member of the Vaqueros Formation. The rarely fossiliferous Quail Canyon Sandstone Member is medium to coarse grained and well sorted in its lower half, becoming medium to fine grained upsection. The lower rocks consist of parallel-laminated and large-scale cross-bedded sandstones, representing an upper-shoreface environment. The upper rocks are primarily structureless sandstone and represent a lower-shoreface environment. The entire section ranges in thickness from 50 to 150 m, thinning westward. The Soda Lake Shale Member consists primarily of gray sandy siltstone, brown siltstone, and structureless sandstone. The sandy siltstone and structureless sandstone are interbedded at the bottom of the unit and indicate lower-shoreface to transitional-marine environments. The rocks become progressively finer into the characteristic, usually structureless, brown siltstone of the Soda Lake Shale Member. The brown siltstone represents an offshore environment, perhaps a restricted bay. Farther upsection, the brown siltstone is interbedded with lenticular structureless sandstone, either of which is locally the dominant lithology. Locally interbedded with the upper rocks is organic-rich, clay-rich sandstone. Above the organic sandstone, the other rocks may contain laminations, grading, and channels that are absent to sparse lower in the section. The upper rocks indicate a shallower and more restricted bay alongside a delta. The Soda Lake Shale Member ranges in thickness from 30 m in the east to 350 m in the west.

Goaldman, D.C.

1988-03-01

347

Big-Bang-Gate Cosmic Titanic: Why Aren't Physics Journal's Editors Bringing It To The Center of Scientific Attention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Until now science's greatest debacle occurred when Copernicus exposed Ptolemaic cosmologists' 1300 hundred year-long fraud that it must be true because observations fit theory so well, while they ignored the untested state of its central assumption of Earth centered planetary motion. With much hubris modern physicists are confident this could never happen again, that the integrity of physics journals editors

Robert Gentry

2010-01-01

348

Sylvia Taylor Johnson, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Negro Education" (1994-2001): A World-Class Champion Runner  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With characteristic crystal clarity and advanced, sharply honed research skills, Dr. Sylvia T. Johnson was able to take full advantage of holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Negro Education" from 1994 to 2001. This article summarizes her accomplishments through the many hats she wore.|

Hughes, Gerunda B.; Wallace, Michael B.

2007-01-01

349

Problems of Journalism; Proceedings of the 1975 Annual Convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (Washington, D.C., April 16-18, 1975).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports the 1975 proceedings of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) convention held in Washington, D.C., April 16-18. The contents include a list of officers and directors, past presidents of the society, and a copy of the ASNE Code of Ethics. Also contained in the document are reports on such individual sessions as…

American Society of Newspaper Editors, Easton, PA.

350

Is There Room in the Well-Wrought Urn for Race and Gender? A Literary Journal and a Feminist Editor at the Turn of the Millennium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the author's experiences as a female editing a literary journal. Discusses and addresses many implications regarding the role of an editor. Concludes with the intent to provoke faculty members, departments, and upper-level administrators to peer into the "urn," invert it, and give it a good shake. (SG)

Wondra, Janet

2001-01-01

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Problems of Journalism; Proceedings of the 1975 Annual Convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (Washington, D.C., April 16-18, 1975).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document reports the 1975 proceedings of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) convention held in Washington, D.C., April 16-18. The contents include a list of officers and directors, past presidents of the society, and a copy of the ASNE Code of Ethics. Also contained in the document are reports on such individual sessions as…

American Society of Newspaper Editors, Easton, PA.

352

Sylvia Taylor Johnson, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Negro Education" (1994-2001): A World-Class Champion Runner  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With characteristic crystal clarity and advanced, sharply honed research skills, Dr. Sylvia T. Johnson was able to take full advantage of holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Negro Education" from 1994 to 2001. This article summarizes her accomplishments through the many hats she wore.

Hughes, Gerunda B.; Wallace, Michael B.

2007-01-01

353

Publication criteria and recommended areas of improvement within school psychology journals as reported by editors, journal board members, and manuscript authors.  

PubMed

Two online surveys were completed by editors, associate editors, editorial board members, and members or fellows of the Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. These surveys targeted (a) the criteria for a manuscript to be published in school psychology journals, and (b) the components of the peer-review process that should be improved. Although prior surveys have targeted these issues in general, none have been conducted in school psychology or examined differences in perspectives between those who serve in a reviewing capacity or those who have served only in an author capacity. Results identified the most important characteristics for a manuscript submitted for publication to be positively reviewed as well as identified differences in the expectations for such characteristics between novice authors (who do not contribute to the journal editorial process) and those authors who serve the journal editorial process more extensively (e.g., editors and associate editors). In addition, key areas to target for improvement (e.g., reducing potential reviewer bias) within the reviewing process were identified. PMID:22272792

Albers, Craig A; Floyd, Randy G; Fuhrmann, Melanie J; Martínez, Rebecca S

2011-11-23

354

Working the fringes: The role of letters to the editor in advancing non-standard media narratives about climate change.  

PubMed

This article examines the role of letters to the editor in advancing and sustaining non-standard narratives about climate change in the print media. The letters page is a unique section of the newspaper that is subject to distinct functional and normative pressures. It is also a place where standard media norms are weakest and non-journalistic narratives have an opportunity to leak in. Using research into climate change coverage in eight major Canadian dailies in 2007-2008, the article employs content analysis and critical discourse analysis to examine how letters advance fringe arguments into the print media landscape that would not stand up to regular journalistic scrutiny. While these arguments come from all sides of the issue, it is argued that letters are particularly important for establishing and legitimizing conservative-skeptical perspectives on climate change. PMID:23833109

Young, Nathan

2011-07-26

355

Safer Vehicles for People and the Planet: Letter to the Editor  

SciTech Connect

Letter to the Editors from Leonard Evans, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Single-vehicle crashes, which account for half of occupant fatalities, are not mentioned in 'Safer Vehicles for People and the Planet', by Thomas P. Wenzel and Marc Ross (March-April). Simple physics shows that in such crashes risk declines as vehicle mass increases. The authors write 'driving imported luxury cars carries extremely low risk, for reasons that are not obvious'. The reasons are obvious--the cars are purchased by low-risk drivers. If they swapped vehicles with drivers of sports cars (which have high risk), the risks would stick with the drivers, not the vehicles. The article reflects the American belief that death on our roads can be substantially reduced by making vehicles in which it is safer to crash. From 1979 through 2002, Great Britain, Canada and Australia reduced fatalities by an average of 49 percent, compared with 16 percent in the U.S. Accumulating the differences over this time shows that by merely matching the safety performance of these other countries, about 200,000 fewer Americans would have died. These trends continue. In 2006 the U.S. recorded 42,642 traffic deaths, a modest 22 percent decline from our all-time high. Sweden recorded 445, a reduction of 66 percent from their all-time high. The obsessive focus on vehicles rather than on countermeasures that scientific research shows substantially reduce risk is at the core of our dramatic safety failure. The only way to substantially reduce deaths is to reduce the risk of crashing, not to make it safer to crash. The response from Drs. Wenzel and Ross: Of course Dr. Evans is correct in stating that driver behavior influences crash risk. In our article we made clear that our estimates of risk include how well a vehicle/driver combination avoids a crash, as well as how crash-worthy a vehicle (and robust a driver) is once a crash occurs. We also analyzed two variables that can account for driver behavior: the fraction of all driver fatalities that are young men, and a 'bad driver' rating that combines information about the current crash (drug or alcohol involvement, driving without a license, or reckless driving) as well as the operator's driving record for the previous three years. For example, the high risks of sports cars, and the low risks of minivans, are clearly influenced by who drives these types of vehicles (36 percent young males and 0.77 bad driver rating for sports cars, vs. 4 percent and 0.21 for minivans; the average values for all types of cars are 20 percent and 0.50). On the other hand, we were surprised to find that the imported luxury cars, with the lowest risks, have only average drivers (21 percent young males, 0.57 bad driver rating). That is the basis for our conclusion that the design of imported luxury vehicles, or at least specific safety features on them, overcome risky behavior taken by their drivers. The safety of vehicles has greatly improved over the years. In our studies we have found several examples of models that greatly reduced their risks over time; for example, the Ford Focus has a much better risk to its drivers (118) than the Ford Escort it replaced (148). Our data indicate that more young males drive the Focus (21 percent) than the Escort (15 percent), and that Focus drivers are perhaps slightly more risky (0.50 vs. 0.44 bad driver rating). Clearly vehicle design does not play as small a role in vehicle safety as Dr. Evans suggests. Dr. Evans asserts that we ignore single-vehicle crashes and that simple physics dictates that vehicle mass provides safety in single-vehicle crashes. By itself, additional vehicle mass does provide some protection from rapid deceleration in crashes with a movable object, particularly for an unbelted occupant. However, when it comes to vehicle safety, our research by vehicle model indicates that there is essentially no relationship between car mass and risk, even in frontal crashes. In his own papers, Dr. Evans appears to admit that it is not clear whether mass, or size (specifically crush space) is inherent to vehi

Wenzel, Thomas P; Wenzel, Thomas P; Ross, Marc

2008-05-01

356

The beginnings of Acta Neurochirurgica and the work of Fritz Loew, chief editor from 1958?-?1997. An historical vignette.  

PubMed

Acta Neurochirurgica was founded in 1950, in the difficult time after World War II, by Mario Milletti (Bologna) and Wolfram Sorgo (Innsbruck), and published by Springer press, Vienna. From the beginning the new journal was conceived as an international journal with an impressive list of outstanding neurosurgeons in the editorial board. Only a few years later the issues appeared at irregular intervals due to individual problems of both editors. Wilhelm Tönnis took the initiative to keep the journal alive, when he asked-in consent with Springer press-his staff member Fritz Loew to continue the editorial work and to assemble a new prestigious editorial board. Loew succeeded with both tasks and remained editor-in-chief for nearly 38 years. Initially, all papers were published in the native languages of the authors: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. With ongoing time the journal accepted manuscripts in English only. The slow progress of this process exemplifies the slow integration of the European countries. In 1971, at the founding meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) in Prague, Acta Neurochirurgica became the official organ of the EANS. Right from the beginning of Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplement volumes were added. Also, the book series Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery is an offspring of Acta Neurochirurgica. Acta Neurochirurgica has become one of the most important neurosurgical journals worldwide. This historical sketch is based on an interview with Fritz Loew, now 91 years old, to which data from the available literature and the Archives of German Neurosurgery, as well as personal information by several colleagues were added. PMID:22581432

Reulen, Hans-Jürgen; Collmann, Hartmut

2012-05-13

357

Geologic Investigation of a Potential Site for a Next-Generation Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiment -- Diablo Canyon, San Luis Obispo County, CA  

SciTech Connect

This report provides information on the geology and selected physical and mechanical properties of surface rocks collected at Diablo Canyon, San Luis Obispo County, California as part of the design and engineering studies towards a future reactor neutrino oscillation experiment. The main objective of this neutrino project is to study the process of neutrino flavor transformation or neutrino oscillation by measuring neutrinos produced in the fission reactions of a nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon was selected as a candidate site because it allows the detectors to be situated underground in a tunnel close to the source of neutrinos (i.e., at a distance of several hundred meters from the nuclear power plant) while having suitable topography for shielding against cosmic rays. The detectors have to be located underground to minimize the cosmic ray-related background noise that can mimic the signal of reactor neutrino interactions in the detector. Three Pliocene-Miocene marine sedimentary units dominate the geology of Diablo Canyon: the Pismo Formation, the Monterey Formation, and the Obispo Formation. The area is tectonically active, located east of the active Hosgri Fault and in the southern limb of the northwest trending Pismo Syncline. Most of the potential tunnel for the neutrino detector lies within the Obispo Formation. Review of previous geologic studies, observations from a field visit, and selected physical and mechanical properties of rock samples collected from the site provided baseline geological information used in developing a preliminary estimate for tunneling construction cost. Gamma-ray spectrometric results indicate low levels of radioactivity for uranium, thorium, and potassium. Grain density, bulk density, and porosity values for these rock samples range from 2.37 to 2.86 g/cc, 1.41 to 2.57 g/cc, and 1.94 to 68.5 percent respectively. Point load, unconfined compressive strength, and ultrasonic velocity tests were conducted to determine rock mechanical and acoustic properties. The rock strength values range from 23 to 219 MPa and the Poisson's ratio from 0.1 to 0.38. Potential geologic hazards in the Diablo Canyon area were identified and described to provide an overall picture of processes that may affect tunnel construction activities.

Onishi, Celia Tiemi; Dobson, Patrick; Nakagawa, Seiji; Glaser, Steven; Galic, Dom

2004-06-11

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Geologic Investigation of a Potential Site for a Next-Generation Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiment -- Diablo Canyon, San Luis Obispo County, CA  

SciTech Connect

This report provides information on the geology and selected physical and mechanical properties of surface rocks collected at Diablo Canyon, San Luis Obispo County, California as part of the design and engineering studies towards a future reactor neutrino oscillation experiment. The main objective of this neutrino project is to study the process of neutrino flavor transformation--or neutrino oscillation--by measuring neutrinos produced in the fission reactions of a nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon was selected as a candidate site because it allows the detectors to be situated underground in a tunnel close to the source of neutrinos (i.e., at a distance of several hundred meters from the nuclear power plant) while having suitable topography for shielding against cosmic rays. The detectors have to be located underground to minimize the cosmic ray-related background noise that can mimic the signal of reactor neutrino interactions in the detector. Three Pliocene-Miocene marine sedimentary units dominate the geology of Diablo Canyon: the Pismo Formation, the Monterey Formation, and the Obispo Formation. The area is tectonically active, located east of the active Hosgri Fault and in the southern limb of the northwest trending Pismo Syncline. Most of the potential tunnel for the neutrino detector lies within the Obispo Formation. Review of previous geologic studies, observations from a field visit, and selected physical and mechanical properties of rock samples collected from the site provided baseline geological information used in developing a preliminary estimate for tunneling construction cost. Gamma-ray spectrometric results indicate low levels of radioactivity for uranium, thorium, and potassium. Grain density, bulk density, and porosity values for these rock samples range from 2.37 to 2.86 g/cc, 1.41 to 2.57 g/cc, and 1.94 to 68.5% respectively. Point load, unconfined compressive strength, and ultrasonic velocity tests were conducted to determine rock mechanical and acoustic properties. The rock strength values range from 23 to 219 MPa and the Poisson's ratio from 0.1 to 0.38. Potential geologic hazards in the Diablo Canyon area were identified and described to provide an overall picture of processes that may affect tunnel construction activities.

Onishi, Celia Tiemi; Dobson, Patrick; Nakagawa, Seiji; Glaser, Steven; Galic, Dom

2004-08-01

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Faulting, volcanism, and basin development along the western margin of the southern San Luis Basin segment of the Rio Grande rift, New Mexico and Colorado  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The San Luis Basin segment of the northern Rio Grande rift, straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border, is an asymmetrical graben where the major basin-bounding fault is on the east side. In contrast, the west side is a basin-directed dip slope surface cut by north to northwest trending faults with predominantly down-to-southwest displacement. Around 26 Ma, initial rift-related faulting formed broad, shallow basins coincident with basaltic volcanism of the Hinsdale Formation. Later episodes of rifting produced deep and narrow sub-basins generally along the eastern boundary. Basin-fill deposits along the western margin are generally thin. However, in the northern Tusas Mountains, gravity data identifies a small, yet deep, sub-basin that may contain 750 m of basin-filling Los Pinos Formation based on thickness projections derived from mapping. The Los Pinos Formation is overlain by early rift-related Hinsdale Formation basalt flows indicating this sub-basin formed as part of early rifting; the sub-basin may be a southern extension of the Monte Vista graben to the north. The stratigraphic section along the western boundary includes Precambrian basement up to volcanic rocks of the Taos Plateau volcanic field (~5-2Ma). Dips on the early-rift Miocene to Oligocene Hinsdale Formation lavas (3-5 degrees) reflect the cumulative eastward tilting corresponding to continued basin subsidence. Shallower dips (1-2 degrees) on early Pliocene volcanic rocks suggest continued subsidence up to about 3 Ma, or younger. Down-to-southwest faults accommodating eastward tilting are mostly in areas west of Pliocene volcanic rocks; individual faults offset Hinsdale Formation and older rocks by up to 200 m. The few observed faults in the Pliocene volcanic rocks have minor offset. Numerous volcanic vents are in close proximity to the faults along the western boundary. Volcanoes are commonly low to medium relief shield volcanoes with basaltic andesite composition capped by late stage cinder cones, in contrast with the interior of the basin where large, steep sided, high-relief volcanic edifices associated with dacitic and andesitic compositions or the very low relief shield volcanoes of the Servilleta Basalt are more common. In the northern Tusas Mountains, alignment of multiple cinder cones in a fault-parallel trend is highly suggestive of fault control on the development of volcanic vents, even though most of the volcanic centers and outflow deposits are not faulted. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology documents a trend of decreasing age from about 5 Ma to 2.85 Ma from north to south for these aligned volcanic vents.

Turner, K. J.; Thompson, R. A.; Cosca, M. A.; Drenth, B.; Lee, J.; Budahn, J. R.

2011-12-01

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Use of InSAR to identify land-surface displacements caused by aquifer-system compaction in the Paso Robles area, San Luis Obispo County, California, March to August 1997  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The population in San Luis Obispo County has grown steadily during the 1990s, and some land use has been converted from dry farming to grazing to irrigated vineyards and urban areas. Because insufficient surface-water supplies are available to meet the growing demand, ground-water pumpage has increased and the resulting water-level declines have raised concern that this water resource may become overstressed. One particular concern is whether the larger ground-water basins within the county function as large individual basins or whether subsurface structures divide these large basins into smaller subbasins, as differences in ground-water-level data suggest. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is used in locating land-surface displacement, which may indicate subsurface structures in ground-water basins by determining seasonal and historical land-surface changes. Owing to the high spatial detail of InSAR imagery, the InSAR-derived displacement maps can be used with ground-water-level data to reveal differential aquifer-system compaction related to the presence of geological structures or the distribution of compressible sediments that may define subbasin boundaries. This report describes InSAR displacement maps of the Paso Robles area of San Luis Obispo County and compares them to maps of seasonal changes in ground-water levels to detect the presence of aquifer-system compaction.

Valentine, D. W.; Densmore, J. N.; Galloway, D. L.; Amelung, Falk

2000-01-01

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Use of InSAR to identify land-surface displacements caused by aquifer-system compaction in the Paso Robles area, San Luis Obispo County, California, March to August 1997  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The population in San Luis Obispo County has grown steadily during the 1990s, and some land use has been converted from dry farming to grazing to irrigated vineyards and urban areas. Because insufficient surface-water supplies are available to meet the growing demand, ground-water pumpage has increased and the resulting water-level declines have raised concern that this water resource may become overstressed. One particular concern is whether the larger ground-water basins within the county function as large individual basins or whether subsurface structures divide these large basins into smaller subbasins, as differences in ground-water-level data suggest. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is used in locating land-surface displacement, which may indicate subsurface structures in ground-water basins by determining seasonal and historical land-surface changes. Owing to the high spatial detail of InSAR imagery, the InSAR-derived displacement maps can be used with ground-water-level data to reveal differential aquifer-system compaction related to the presence of geological structures or the distribution of compressible sediments that may define subbasin boundaries. This report describes InSAR displacement maps of the Paso Robles area of San Luis Obispo County and compares them to maps of seasonal changes in ground-water levels to detect the presence of aquifer-system compaction.

Valentine, David W.; Densmore, Jill N.; Galloway, Devin L.; Amelung, Falk

2001-01-01

362

GUEST EDITORS' INTRODUCTION: Guest Editors' introduction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quality of Service (QoS) has emerged in the last few years as a topical and challenging research area in distributed systems. For a broad definition of QoS we refer to the ISO's Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (ISO/IEC IS 10746-2): `The notion of QoS is a system or object property, and consists of a set of quality requirements on the collective behaviour of one or more objects . . .'. In the context of this special issue, QoS is primarily associated with systems such as distributed multimedia application platforms or distributed simulations. The QoS requirements of such systems typically relate to measures of rate and latency of information transfer, probability of a communication being disrupted, probability of system failure, probability of storage failure, etc. The role of QoS management is thus to ensure that applications are able to specify and obtain the quality of service that they require for their correct execution. In general, the functions of QoS management may be subsumed under the following headings: (i) QoS specification and mapping, (ii) QoS negotiation, resource allocation and admission control and (iii) QoS monitoring, adaptation and renegotiation. QoS specification defines the QoS required by an application in terms of both timeliness constraints and guarantees. QoS mapping then translates between QoS representations at different system levels, relieving the user of the necessity of thinking in terms of low-level QoS representations. For example, a user may express a jitter requirement by manipulating a slider in a GUI, and this could be mapped at the lower layers into a requirement for an absolute bound on ATM cell jitter and a jitter smoothing buffer of a certain size. QoS negotiation, resource allocation and admission control are collectively responsible for configuring a system in preparation for the execution of a QoS requiring application. QoS negotiation provides a framework in which the QoS levels supported by individual system components (e.g. file server, operating system and network) are composed to build the required end-to-end service. Providing such a service may well require explicit resource allocation (e.g. of network bandwidth or CPU cycles); admission control may also be required to ensure that requested QoS levels can be met. QoS monitoring, adaptation and renegotiation are concerned with supporting QoS during the run time of an application. QoS monitoring and QoS adaptation are conceptually related in a feedback loop in which current QoS levels are observed and fine grained reconfiguration is triggered as necessary to ensure that the required levels are maintained. An example of such a loop is to be found in Internet tools such as vic or vat which monitor network delay and adapt by adjusting the size of an elastic playout buffer. QoS renegotiation is a coarser grained adaptation, often explicitly initiated by the user, in which required QoS levels are revised at run time. An example could be a user scaling a video display from colour to monochrome so that sufficient resources can be freed to support an additional connection. The papers in this special issue were selected from the fourth QoS Workshop held in Paris in March 1996. To understand the overall evolution of QoS research it is useful to know some background on the series of workshops of which the Paris workshop was a part. The first workshop to be dedicated exclusively to QoS issues was organized in Canada by the European RACE project R2088 (TOPIC) in cooperation with the University of Montreal in June 1994. A European counterpart of this initiating event occurred in the same year in September 1994 in Aachen, Germany. This latter event was held in cooperation with the European Conference on Intelligence in Broadband Services and Networks (IS&N94). A third workshop was then held in conjunction with the IFIP conference on Open Distributed Processing (ICODP95) in Brisbane, Australia in March 1995. By 1996 more independence, and also more recognition of QoS as an independent research area, was achieved in the

Coulson, Geoff; de Meer, Jan B.

1997-03-01

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Cyanobacteria/Foraminifera Association from Anoxic/Dysoxic Beds of the Agua Nueva Formation (Upper Cretaceous - Cenomanian/Turonian) at Xilitla, San Luis Potosi, Central Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Agua Nueva Formation in the vicinity of Xilitla, State of San Luis Potosí, Central Mexico, consists of interbedded brown shale (Grayish orange 10YR 7/4 to Moderate yellowish brown 10YR 5/4) and dark-gray fossiliferous limestone (Bluish gray 5B 6/1 to Dark bluish gray 5B 4/1), varying between 10 and 20 cm in thickness. The sequence also includes 2 to 4 cm- thick intermittent bentonite layers (Moderate greenish yellow 10Y 7/4, to dark greenish yellow 10Y 6/6 and Light olive 10Y 5/4). At the field scale, shaly intervals show no apparent internal structures, whereas most limestone beds show primary lamination at the millimeter scale (1-2 mm), and intermittent layers of black chert of about 5 cm thick. Pyrite is present as disseminated crystals and as 2 cm-thick layers. Bioturbation or macrobenthic organisms other than inoceramids do not occur in the Agua Nueva Formation at Xilitla. Unusual macrofossils are present only in limestone strata, and consist of well- preserved diverse genera of fishes such as sharks, Ptychodus sp. and teleosteans, Rhynchodercetis sp., Tselfatia sp., Goulmimichthys sp., and scales of Ichtyodectiformes, as well as ammonites and inoceramids (Blanco et al., 2006). The presence of Inoceramus (Mytyloides) labiatus (Maldonado-Koederll, 1956) indicates an Early Turonian age for the sequence. Total carbonate content (CaCO3 = TIC) varies between 62 and 94% in the Limestone beds, which yield Total Organic Carbon (TOC) from 0.4% to 2.5%; the shale intervals contain TIC values consistently lower than 33% and TOC lower than 0.8% Microscopically the limestone beds vary from mudstone to packstone composed essentially of coccoid cyanobacteria similar to coeval deposits in northeastern Mexico, Coahuila State, at Parras de La Fuente (Duque- Botero 2006). Similarly, the microspheroids are spherical to sub-spherical, and occur as isolated elements or aggregates forming series of chains of parallel-packed light lamina 1-2 mm thick. Filamentous cyanobacteria (> 1 mm in length) are also present oriented parallel to stratification. In addition to filamentous and coccoid cyanobacteria, the limestone beds contain rare benthic foraminifera, common planktic foraminifera, heterohelicids, Rotalipora spp., Rotalipora cf cushmani, Whiteinella spp, W. praehelvetica, which indicate a time interval from the latest Cenomanian to the earliest Turonian. Lithological, paleontological and microfacies data thus indicate that the sediments accumulated in open-marine to semi-restricted platform environments, under low-energy conditions. Primary lamination, pyrite and excellent degree of preservation of fishes, suggest that low oxygen concentration lead to the formation of anoxic/dysoxic conditions during the accumulation of these exceptional deposits, which are coeval with the worldwide development of OAE-2. Planktonic foraminifera and fishes indicate oxygenated conditions in the photic zone, but dysoxic/anoxic conditions near the bottom, which is consistent with the presence of inoceramids and the absence of bioturbation in the sediment.

Blanco-Piñón, A.; Maurrasse, F. J.; Rojas-León, A.; Duque-Botero, F.

2008-05-01

364

Science and policy on endocrine disrupters must not be mixed: a reply to a "common sense" intervention by toxicology journal editors.  

PubMed

The "common sense" intervention by toxicology journal editors regarding proposed European Union endocrine disrupter regulations ignores scientific evidence and well-established principles of chemical risk assessment. In this commentary, endocrine disrupter experts express their concerns about a recently published, and is in our considered opinion inaccurate and factually incorrect, editorial that has appeared in several journals in toxicology. Some of the shortcomings of the editorial are discussed in detail. We call for a better founded scientific debate which may help to overcome a polarisation of views detrimental to reaching a consensus about scientific foundations for endocrine disrupter regulation in the EU. PMID:23981490

Bergman, Ake; Andersson, Anna-Maria; Becher, Georg; van den Berg, Martin; Blumberg, Bruce; Bjerregaard, Poul; Bornehag, Carl-Gustaf; Bornman, Riana; Brandt, Ingvar; Brian, Jayne V; Casey, Stephanie C; Fowler, Paul A; Frouin, Heloise; Giudice, Linda C; Iguchi, Taisen; Hass, Ulla; Jobling, Susan; Juul, Anders; Kidd, Karen A; Kortenkamp, Andreas; Lind, Monica; Martin, Olwenn V; Muir, Derek; Ochieng, Roseline; Olea, Nicolas; Norrgren, Leif; Ropstad, Erik; Ross, Peter S; Rudén, Christina; Scheringer, Martin; Skakkebaek, Niels Erik; Söder, Olle; Sonnenschein, Carlos; Soto, Ana; Swan, Shanna; Toppari, Jorma; Tyler, Charles R; Vandenberg, Laura N; Vinggaard, Anne Marie; Wiberg, Karin; Zoeller, R Thomas

2013-08-27

365

Science and policy on endocrine disrupters must not be mixed: a reply to a "common sense" intervention by toxicology journal editors  

PubMed Central

The “common sense” intervention by toxicology journal editors regarding proposed European Union endocrine disrupter regulations ignores scientific evidence and well-established principles of chemical risk assessment. In this commentary, endocrine disrupter experts express their concerns about a recently published, and is in our considered opinion inaccurate and factually incorrect, editorial that has appeared in several journals in toxicology. Some of the shortcomings of the editorial are discussed in detail. We call for a better founded scientific debate which may help to overcome a polarisation of views detrimental to reaching a consensus about scientific foundations for endocrine disrupter regulation in the EU.

2013-01-01

366

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

I wish to communicate to you a curious case of an inherited mental peculiarity. I possess an English mastiff, by name Kepler, a son of the celebrated Turk out of Venus. I brought the dog, when six weeks old, from the stable in which he was born. The first time I took him out he started back in alarm at

William Huggins

1873-01-01

367

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

ON p. 348 Dr. Kidd asks if it is known to be a common thing for dogs to carry hedgehogs in their mouths. I can only answer for my own dog, a fox-terrier. Last season a hedgehog strayed into our garden, and appeared anxious to stay; but the dog carried it in his mouth repeatedly, and so teased it in

R. Hooper Pearson

1911-01-01

368

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE very interesting observations recorded in Mr. Walker's letter in NATURE of December 2 confirm in a remarkable manner the view I have always held, that in a very literal sense ``seeing is believing'' that is, that a visual image is not an image on the retina, but a mental representation of what the percipient believes to be before him.

Edward T. Dixon

1909-01-01

369

Editor's Corner: Brainy Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Despite being a subject of intense interest and scrutiny for all of human history, many aspects of human brain function are still rather poorly understood. However, this is about to change rapidly, as modern imaging techniques create a revolution in our understanding of neuroscience and cognition. These discoveries will provide new insights into how people learn, and are particularly important in providing better understanding of learning disorders and attentional problems. The implications of these findings for teachers are significant--it is our job, after all, to help brains develop into functional, critical-thinking minds.

Metz, Steve

2007-01-01

370

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

I AM in entire sympathy with the leading article in NATURE of June 9 on the subject of the co-operative indexing of scientific communications to periodicals. If, however, any scheme is to be carried out efficiently competent workers must be employed, and they must be adequately paid, which is no easy matter in these days.

John W. Evans

1921-01-01

371

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

DR. CLARK'S interesting and novel method of avoiding the interruption of vision due to blinking assumes that blinking is suppressed when the subject `winks' periodically with alternate eyes. After repeated trials, I doubt whether this assumption is justified. Moreover, few people are aware of their normal rate of blinking.

Robert W. Lawson

1948-01-01

372

Editor's Note (October 2003)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Curriculum integration takes time to develop. It's not easy to find ways to connect science standards with those in another subject. The science concepts, and those in the other content areas, have to be real and meaningful. But the rewards can be dramatic. Putting science and reading into a real-life context can be a powerful way to show students how ideas are connected. If children see the connections, they are more likely to remember them. Wrapping reading into science explorations can strengthen student understanding of both.

Ohana, Chris

2003-10-01

373

Guest Editor's Note  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is my great pleasure to present this special literature issue of Japanese Studies. The last time a similar issue was published was in December 1994 (Vol. 14, No. 3). Of course, individual literature papers have been published regularly in subsequent issues, but many of us have been feeling that it is high time for another issue entirely devoted to

TOMOKO AOYAMA

2003-01-01

374

Editor's Corner: Model Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Models are at the core of the scientific enterprise. They help us make predictions, understand complex systems, generate new ideas, and visualize both the very large and the very small. The generation of models is the creative engine that drives scientifi

Metz, Steve

2011-02-01

375

From the Editor's Desk  

Microsoft Academic Search

By the mid 1980s, as the Cold War was starting to move into its last stage, the West began to get a sense that the Soviet Union might not be quite as strong as it claimed. For nearly 40 years, the Soviet Union had established itself as a technological giant. It had detonated an atomic bomb in 1949, built a

David Alan Grier

2004-01-01

376

Letter from the editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hello, scholars, and welcome to volume 39(2) of Data Base! We have lots of interesting perspectives on the world of IT in these pages, and plenty of interesting developments to share with you. In this issue we feature the work of a number of leading scholars, including an article by Miguel Aguirre-Urreta and George Marakas on evolving conceptual modeling methods

Tom Stafford; Patrick Y. K. Chau

2008-01-01

377

Letter from the Editor  

PubMed Central

The term extracellular matrix (ECM) has generated various associations throughout the history of medical research. While the spontaneously organizing fibers of connective tissue were originally thought to be the basis of life, the advent of the cellular concept by Rudolf Virchow put the ECM into the second line reducing their function to a mere scaffold and glue (“collagen”). Over the past decades our knowledge of the composition of the physiologic ECM has increased steadily and many possible interactions of several ECM components with cytokines and cell receptors have been discovered, making the ECM a promising target for improving the performance of biomaterials. The reviews in this Special Issue of Biomatter reflect the work of a Collaborative Research Center (TRR 67) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) based in Leipzig and Dresden, Germany, dedicated to matrix engineering in soft and hard tissues.

Rammelt, Stefan

2012-01-01

378

Molecule Viewers and Editors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This metasite is an excellent resource for chemical researchers and educators. It provides links to three free software programs: JchemPaint, Jmol, and OpenChem. JchemPaint, developed at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, is a Java program for drawing 2-D chemical structures. Jmol, primarily authored by J. Daniel Gezelter of Notre Dame University, is a Java/Swing program for viewing molecular visualization and measurement. OpenChem, a large collaborative effort, is a Python-based program for investigating nanotechnology, machines and molecular structures. All three of the programs are still under construction, but each page contains helpful troubleshooting information and discussion lists.

2007-06-01

379

Molecule Viewers and Editors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This metasite is an excellent resource for chemical researchers and educators. It provides links to three free software programs: JchemPaint, Jmol, and OpenChem. JchemPaint, developed at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, is a Java program for drawing 2-D chemical structures. Jmol, primarily authored by J. Daniel Gezelter of Notre Dame University, is a Java/Swing program for viewing molecular visualization and measurement. OpenChem, a large collaborative effort, is a Python-based program for investigating nanotechnology, machines and molecular structures. All three of the programs are still under construction, but each page contains helpful troubleshooting information and discussion lists.

380

LETTER TO THE EDITOR  

EPA Science Inventory

Our paper entitled "The Effects of Perinatal Tebuconazole Exposure on Adult Neurological, Immunological, and Reproductive Function in Rats", which appeared in Toxicological Sciences 62:339-352, 2001, was part of a multidisciplinary project to evaluate long-term effects of develo...

381

Message from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

I would firstly like to convey my best wishes for 2006 to our readers, authors and referees. There are also some issues that I would like to communicate to you in this first issue of the new year.Farewell to Editorial Board membersIn 2005 the terms of office of half the Editorial Board came to an end. We would like to

F. C. Schüller

2006-01-01

382

Wireless [From the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless technology is pervasive in our world today. Everywhere we look, we encounter some sort of wireless device—be it the mobile telephone in our pocket or the garage door opener in our car. We see wireless devices in our home in the form of remote controls for our televisions, video games, local networks for our computers, or remote controls for

Michael Neuman

2011-01-01

383

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE trouble of cleaning referred to by Dr. Aitken has not in practice been found more than a minor inconvenience, and provision to make this easy is incorporated in the design. I agree with Dr. Aitken that, considering the radiating power alone, there is nothing in the colour, but it is desirable to employ an ``enamel'' stoved on so as

C. V. Boys

1918-01-01

384

Guest Editor's Editorial  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of computers is changing radically. In the 1960's computers were mainly associated with calculation (number crunching). Gradually they became associated with texts until today there is an international organization, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEl), concerned specifically with entering texts digitally. Meanwhile individual projects are constantly gaining in scale. At the Vatican Library all the Reginensis manuscripts have been

Kim H. Veltman

385

Ask the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

I have a child with autism, and I am beginning to worry that his younger sibling may also have autism or a related developmental disability. Are there specific behaviors that I should watch for that would suggest that my younger child might be at risk for autism? Research studies suggest that siblings of individuals with autism have an elevated risk

Geraldine Dawson

1999-01-01

386

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

MR. CAMPBELL SWINTON'S account in NATURE of August 28 of the incidents connected with the Combermere photograph is both inaccurate and misleading. Since he uses my name so freely perhaps you will permit me to state shortly the true version. The whole story, with the photograph, will be given in the next number of Psychic Science-the organ of the Psychic

Arthur Conan Doyle

1926-01-01

387

Editor's Note (July 2005)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Summer is the time to work on next year with the luxury of time. This section gives an overview of ideas that involve time for preparation or coordination. This is time that November may not provide but that summer does.

Ohana, Chris

2005-07-01

388

Editor's Note: Approaching Adaptation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As students approach adaptations lessons, keep in mind that according to research, most lower-elementary school students are still forming a basic understanding of how animals survive in their environments. For example, many students understand a simple f

Froschauer, Linda

2010-01-01

389

Letters to the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The reform Comprehensive Heuristic Teaching in middle school physicsMu Xiao-yong and Shu Bing-ruPhysics Department, Suzhou University, People's Republic of China Maxwell's thermodynamics equations - a simplified aide-mémoireD BagayokoDepartment of Physics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813, USA

1992-05-01

390

Editor's Note (March 2007)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wars are fought over it. The price of it can stir fear, even despair, among us. Energy. Energy drives our universe. Our use of certain types of energy sources may even be destroying our planet. Energy is a difficult topic to conceptualize but students can contemplate and generalize about energy.

Ohana, Chris

2007-03-01

391

Editor's Note: Classification Matters  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Classification skills, so foundational to science, must be taught. While children have a passion and drive to organize and categorize their experiences, sometimes the way they organize them doesn't lead to a worthwhile or accurate scientific understanding. Just as putting a pencil in the hands of a child doesn't automatically teach them to write, having a child sort rocks won't lead to an understanding of classification. The articles in this issue aim to help you teach students how to classify successfully and with purpose.

Ohana, Chris

2009-03-01

392

Editor's Note: Conceptual Understanding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Weather. Doesn't that sound like an easy topic to teach and learn? Children experience it without effort and without even thinking about it. But, that's part of the problem. We need to take every opportunity to create circumstances for students to recogni

Froschauer, Linda

2010-04-01

393

Editor's Note (February 2006)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Even though chemistry is a cornerstone of scientific literacy--standng smack in the intersection of physics and biology--we haven't done a good job communicating either its importance or how interesting it is. This section gives a synopsis of chemistry as a more user-friendly unit for scientific inquiry.

Ohana, Chris

2006-02-01

394

To the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Upon reading the winter issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (1963), I was struck by the impulse to profess openly the view that I privately hold: I like the Journal. Perhaps, because recent national events have prompted an inventory of social and personal values, perhaps, because the contributions by E. K. Strong, Jr. have become heirlooms; perhaps, because changes

R. Leo Sprinkle

1964-01-01

395

Parsing for structural editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present techniques that enable the construction of an algorithm capable of re-parsing a string after another string has been inserted into it. Let M be the minimal, under certain restrictions, number of changes which must be made to the parse tree to reflect the insertions. Then the algorithm we present should work in no more time than M times

Mark Wegman

1980-01-01

396

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE perusal of Mr. McLachlan's letter on ``Sense of Hearing &c., in Birds and Insects'' has recalled to my memory another instance of a Lepidopterous insect which possesses the property of emitting a marked sound when on the wing. This is a common Brazilian butterfly (Ageronia feronia], and attention was long ago directed to its habits in this respect by

Robert O. Cunningham

1877-01-01

397

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

You have doubtless received a letter emanating from Oxford dated July 1 enclosing a circular and copy of the petition recently presented to the Council of the Chemical Society requesting the Council ``to take such steps as may appear desirable to ascertain the wishes of the Society as a whole in regard to this question''.

W. Ramsay; Horace T. Brown; Alex Scott; M. O. Forster; Aurthur W. Crossley

1908-01-01

398

Editor-in Chief  

Microsoft Academic Search

October rolls along in our calendars. Dry leafs of vibrant colors cover the ground and the outside air becomes cold and bitter. The college community begins to take on the challenge of midterms and for some the prospect of Thanksgiving is a synonym with home. After almost two months away from home, the Sibley Hall family part ways for a

Gavin MacVicar; Susan Tucker; Keith John Thomas; Adrienne Payette

399

Editor's Corner: Inquiring Minds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Regular readers of The Science Teacher ( TST ) may have noticed a lot of articles on scientific inquiry and notable among TST articles on inquiry are Bell and colleagues' "Simplifying Inquiry Instruction" and McComas's "Laboratory

Metz, Steve

2010-11-01

400

Letter to the Editor: \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, horses, and aquatic species (domestic species) at US land grant institutions is integral to maintaining an abundant, safe, affordable, and high quality supply of meat, dairy products, and eggs, which are important components of most human diets. Research on domes- tic species is also necessary to maintain global competi- tiveness of US animal

J. J. Ireland

401

Letter from the editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to another excellent issue of Data Base! It's been an exciting summer, and we're looking forward to an even more interesting Fall and Winter. For instance, we have papers from the Chinese chapter of AIS coming soon. And, we have papers this issue from the very best of the Human Computer Interface research discipline; we agreed to provide SIGHCI

2008-01-01

402

From the editor's desk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the last edition of THE JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL in its present format. Starting with Volume 16 #1, we will be known as CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES: A CRITICAL JOURNAL OF CRIME, LAW & SOCIETY, still published quarterly by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, and refereed. We will be accepting articles that are both quantifiable and qualitative in all areas of

Roslyn Muraskin

2002-01-01

403

Editor's Note (February 2003)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Aren't patchwork quilts beautiful? What would you answer if you were asked, "Why is the patchwork quilt usually the favorite of quilt fanciers as well as the average person?"Most of us prefer the patchwork quilt because of its beautiful colors and unique designs. Could those same words not be applied to our classrooms today? The diversity of children--not only in culture and color, but also in strengths, talents, and needs--brings a beauty and uniqueness to our classrooms that is to be celebrated.

Mcshane, Joan

2003-02-01

404

Letter from the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Like that of Palladio in the sixteenth century, the work of Guarino Guarini (1624–1683) in the seventeenth century, both written\\u000a and constructed, embodies the nexus of architecture and mathematics better than that of anyone else in the Baroque age. Guarini\\u000a was both a methematician and an architect, but he was also well versed in their sister arts, including philosophy, stereotomy,

Kim Williams

1981-01-01

405

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE statement quoted by Mr. Fisher from Dr. Croll (NATURE, vol. xx. p. 577) that ``the temperature of a place, other things being equal, is proportional to the heat received from the sun,'' is based on the assumption of Newton's law of cooling, viz., that the rate of cooling of a body is proportional to the excess of its temperature

E. Hlll

1879-01-01

406

[Letters to Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

MR. LAYARD'S letter mentioning the bell-ringing cat leads me to send the following account of a wise old Scotch collie with which I was personally acquainted. Toby, belonging to my friend Mr. T. F. Hancock, formerly of Tyes Place, Staplefield, Sussex, was passionately fond of his vocation, but at the same time made much of in the parlour. On one

J. Clifton Ward

1879-01-01

407

To the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

We read with interest the article by Drs. Waldron and Witterick on paranasal sinus cancer [1]. Treatment of malignant tumors of the maxilla is still one of the most difficult problems in oncology and otolaryngology, and attempts to describe the “state of the art” are particularly valuable. The history of treating malignant maxillary tumors goes back to the nineteenth century,

Andrzej Skorek; Waldemar Narozny; Jerzy Kuczkowski; Boguslaw Mikaszewski

2004-01-01

408

[Letters to The Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE beautiful result arrived at by Mr. Gosset thus gives an alternative very simple expression for the bend of any of five spheres in mutual contact, namely, sigma\\/2 + &surd;3?, where sigma denotes the sum of the bends of the other four, whilst the volume of the tetrahedron involved is (2?)\\/(3alphabetagammadelta). It applies in general to tetrahedra for which the

Frederick Soddy

1937-01-01

409

Editor's Note: Investigation Skills  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To borrow an idea from John Dewey, problem solving is both the method and purpose of education. Teaching investigation skills can help students move into understanding and applying content to solve real problems. Investigation skills must move from being seen as "supplemental" to core. The articles in this month's issue of Science and Children can help you to achieve this goal.

Ohana, Chris

2006-10-01

410

Editor's Note: Literacy Skills  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Our science and literacy issue is always one of the most popular issues of the year, and we're betting this jam-packed issue will be no exception. Why? There are many probable reasons. Many elementary teachers are more comfortable with teaching science literacy so they look for ways to use their strengths. No Child Left Behind legislation has put the spotlight on literacy in the elementary grades, sometimes pushing science (and social studies and PE and art) out of the busy day. Teaching science with literacy skills may be one way to convey important science skills while still teaching and reinforcing literacy.

Ohana, Chris

2008-11-01

411

Editor's Corner: Renaissance Thinking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although it may be an old-school habit of mind with roots in the Renaissance, interdisciplinary thinking has never been more important than in the modern world. In their daily lives, our students will need to understand complex problems and evaluate information from multiple sources. Most of our important discoveries and pressing problems--from deciphering the genetic code to improving our health care system--require that scientists work together across disciplines. Encouraging students to think outside of rigid disciplinary boundaries can help us create better informed decision makers and more interesting lives.

Metz, Steve

2009-02-01

412

A Study of How Letters to the Editor Published in "The Stars and Stripes" Newspaper between March 1, 1918, and November 15, 1918, Reflected the Morale of the Troops during World War I  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation is a qualitative historical study that examines the state of morale of World War I soldiers as reflected in letters to the editor published in "The Stars and Stripes" newspaper between March 1, 1918, and November 15, 1918. The narrative includes extensive use of the actual words published in the soldiers' letters in order to…

Hatch, Vicky Ann

2009-01-01

413

European National Society Cardiovascular Journals: Background, rationale and mission statement of the 'Editors' Club' (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology).  

PubMed

Anesti Kondili MD, Djamaleddine Nibouche MD, Karlen Adamyan MD, Kurt Huber MD, Hugo Ector MD, Izet Masic MD, Rumiana Tarnovska MD, Mario Ivanusa MD, Vladimír Stane k MD, Jørgen Videbaek MD, Mohamed Hamed MD, Alexandras Laucevicius MD, Pirjo Mustonen MD, Jean-Yves Artigou MD, Ariel Cohen MD, Mamanti Rogava MD, Michael Böhm MD, Eckart Fleck MD, Gerd Heusch MD, Rainer Klawki MD, Panos Vardas MD, Christodoulos Stefanadis MD, József Tenczer MD, Massimo Chiariello MD, Aleksandras Laucevicius MD, Joseph Elias MD, Halima Benjelloun MD, Olaf Rødevand MD, Piotr Kul/akowski MD, Edvard Apetrei MD, Victor A. Lusov MD, Rafael G. Oganov MD, Velibor Obradovic MD, Gabriel Kamensky MD, Miran F. Kenda MD, Christer Höglund MD, Thomas F. Lüscher MD, René Lerch MD, Moufid Jokhadar MD, Habib Haouala MD, Vedat Sansoy MD, Valentin Shumakov MD, Adam Timmis MD. (European National Society Cardiovascular Journals Editors, see Appendix for complete affiliations). PMID:18665206

Alfonso, F; Ambrosio, G; Pinto, F J; van der Wall, E E

2008-06-01

414

PRELIMINARY PALEOMAGNETIC RESULTS FROM OUTFLOW EOCENE-OLIGOCENE ASH FLOW TUFFS FROM THE WESTERN MARGIN OF THE SAN LUIS BASIN: IMPLICATION FOR THE KINEMATIC EVOLUTION OF THE RIO GRANDE RIFT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the Rio Grande rift (RGR), a late Cenozoic continental rift from central Colorado to southern New Mexico, hanging wall margins typically contain en echelon normal fault systems with intervening areas of typically complex structure, called relay zones. Relay zones transfer displacement through complex strain patterns and eventual linkage of faults and hold clues as to how fault zones initiate and grow. The western margin of the RGR at the latitude of the San Luis basin (SLB) exposes laterally continuous Eocene-Oligocene volcanic rocks, well-correlated by 40Ar/39Ar data, and well-preserved rift structures. Ash flow tuffs are usually excellent recorders of the instantaneous geomagnetic field and five ash flow tuffs (ca. 32.3 to 27.3 Ma; including the Saguache Creek, La Jara Canyon, Masonic Park, Fish Canyon, and Carpenter Ridge tuffs) have been sampled in spatial detail along west to east transects of the eastern San Juan volcanic field to the westernmost margin of the RGR at the SLB. Data obtained from our sampling approach will yield a comprehensive definition of relative vertical-axis rotations across the area and will be used to assess the timing of RGR fault linkages. Preliminary paleomagnetic data from the Masonic Park tuff (ca. 28.2 Ma) suggest up to ~17° clockwise rotation between sample locations on the Colorado Plateau and locations to the east, nearest the western margin of the RGR. Preliminary data from the Fish Canyon tuff (ca. 27.8 Ma) show a ~12° clockwise rotation. The relative clockwise vertical-axis rotation of sampling sites in both ash flow tuffs nearest the RGR margin suggests that relay zone development with attending vertical-axis rotation played an important role in the opening of the northern RGR. Our data set is not sufficiently robust at present to test the hypothesis that rotation was taking place concurrently with eruption of these large-volume ash flow tuffs in the early Oligocene, but it is a possibility and if so, the RGR at the latitude of the SLB began to open by about 28 Ma, some 1.5 Ma earlier than previously thought and coeval with late-stage volcanism in the San Juan region.

Mason, S. N.; Geissman, J. W.; Sussman, A. J.

2009-12-01

415

Climate of San Luis Obispo, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: History; Topography; General characteristics; Precipitation; Flooding; Temperature; Wind; Humidity; Sky cover, clouds, fog; Data sources and analysis; Daily and monthly seasonal normals; and Daily record high and low temperatures.

G. Ryan

1994-01-01

416

Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This intriguing collection from the University of Miami Libraries brings together videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with first-generation Cubans exiled since the Cuban Revolution. The project began in 2008 and its stated goal is "to document the Cuban experience on the island and in the diaspora." Currently, the project contains over 40 interviews with a range of leaders, non-profit organization directors, and activists. First-time visitors may wish to start with the interview of Horacio Aguirre, the publisher, director and editorialist of Diario las Americas, one of Miami's Spanish-language newspapers. As a whole, it's a remarkable slice of social and cultural history and one that will be of great interest to historians and persons with a particular penchant for oral history. [KMG

2011-01-01

417

Alvarez, Luis Walter (1911-88)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physicist and astronomer, born in San Francisco, CA, professor at the University of California, Nobel prizewinner (1968) for his discoveries in particle physics. Used cosmic rays to `x-ray' the pyramids of Egypt, finding in particular that the tombs in the Great Pyramid at Giza had no hidden rooms. Alvarez (and his son) discovered globally distributed iridium at the Cretaceous\\/Tertiary boundary

P. Murdin

2000-01-01

418

Alvarez, Luis Walter (1911-88)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physicist and astronomer, born in San Francisco, CA, professor at the University of California, Nobel prizewinner (1968) for his discoveries in particle physics. Used cosmic rays to `x-ray' the pyramids of Egypt, finding in particular that the tombs in the Great Pyramid at Giza had no hidden rooms. Alvarez (and his son) discovered globally distributed iridium at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary i...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

419

Editor’s Note: Peer Reviewing the Peer Review Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

To meet the highest standards of scholarship, liberatory editorial practices need to transition from static peer reviewed to dynamic peer reviewing models that de-couple publication from defective pre-publication peer review requirements, and engage in alternative peer review practices that remain open to all those wishing to review a manuscript at any time in the post-publication phase—encouraging expanded and deepening exchanges

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

2005-01-01

420

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the second issue of ACM Computers in Entertainmentmagazine! We continue the theme of Educating Children ThroughEntertainment with a diversity of topics on virtual reality,interactive theaters, storyrooms, playsets, and music.To get started, the Interviews section features video interviewswith our distinguished advisory board members Quincy Jones andSeymour Papert. Quincy talks about education as fun learning, theimpact of music on children,

Newton Lee

2004-01-01

421

Editor's Corner: The Central Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Of all the subjects, chemistry should arguably be the most enjoyable; it is filled with things that bubble, change color, burst into flame, and otherwise provide visual and intellectual intrigue. As the paradigmatic laboratory science, it may also be the

Metz, Steve

2009-09-01

422

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to ACM Computers in Entertainment, a premier online magazine featuring video interviews with leading professionals and interesting articles on entertainment technology and its applications. For this first issue of 2008, we are proud to announce the creation of a brand new section of ACM CIE, \\

Newton Lee

2008-01-01

423

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the ACM Computers inEntertainment magazine! The theme for this issue is EducatingChildren Through Entertainment, with a focus on computer games andeducation.To get started, the Interviews section features video interviewswith Alan Kay and Roy E. Disney. Alan talked about soft fun versushard fun, and his research on Squeak for enhancing and amplifyinglearning in children's education.

Newton Lee

2003-01-01

424

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to ACM Computers in Entertainment, a premier online magazine featuring video interviews with leading professionals and interesting articles on entertainment technology and its applications. In this April\\/June 2008 issue of ACM CIE, we feature the Video Interviews of Gabrielle Weinman at Team One (November 8, 2007) and David Harris at MTV New Media (November 8, 2007): • Gabrielle Weinman

Newton Lee

2008-01-01

425

Needs of a Science Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

None of the classic media sources report in greater depth about this science discipline than monthly astronomy magazines. They may not reach the widest audience, but their readers are 100% interested in astronomy, astrophysics and spaceflight, so the targeting is perfect! This article provides some insight into the production and selection process using examples from ASTRONOMIE HEUTE (AH), the German edition of Sky & Telescope (S&T).

Dreissigacker, O.

2005-12-01

426

Editorial - Energy & Fuels editor search.  

SciTech Connect

The catalytic activity and selectivity for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and olefin hydrogenation of FCC naphtha have been determined for MoS2 (no Co) catalysts on different supports and for a commercial CoMo/alumina HDS catalyst both with and without the addition of alkali. For MoS2 catalysts, the specific HDS activity is higher on silica than alumina, while addition of Cs resulted in no change in the activity. The differences in activity, however, are relatively small, a factor of less than two. EXAFS and XRD structural analysis indicate that small MoS2 particles are present on all catalysts. The differences in rate are not due to differences in particle size, dispersion, or support physical properties, but are likely due to the modification of catalytic properties by an interaction with the support. While there is a small influence on the rate, the composition of the support, or modification by Cs, has no effect on the HDSlolefin hydrogenation selectivity. The olefin hydrogenation conversion increases linearly with HDS conversion, and at high HDS conversion, few olefins remain in the FCC naphtha. Similar to the effect for Cs promotion of MoS2 on alumina, the addition of K to sulfided CoMo/alumina had little affect on the activity or selectivity for HDS and olefin hydrogenation. Unlike MoS2 catalysts, however, with sulfided CoMo at less than about 85% HDS conversion, the rate of olefin hydrogenation is low, but it increases rapidly as the sulfur in the naphtha drops below about 300 ppm. Selective HDS of FCC naphtha appears to correlate primarily to the formation of the CoMoS phase, rather than to the basic nature of the support. It is proposed that the enhanced olefin hydrogenation selectivity of CoMo catalysts is due to the competitive adsorption of sulfur compounds, which inhibit adsorption and saturation of olefins in the naphtha.

Winans, R. E.; Chemistry

2001-05-01

427

A Note From the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The affiliation of The Journal of the Learning Sciences(JLS) with the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) is providing this journal with many benefits. JLShas additional subscribers as ISLS gains members (and ISLS gains members through the journal, so it is a productive two-way relationship), and there are more people reading the journal. We are also getting more submissions

Janet L. Kolodner

2007-01-01

428

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the third volume and first issue of 2005 for the ACMComputers in Entertainment online magazine!In this issue we publish seven interesting papers onentertainment technologies, including animation, games, interactiveTV, storytelling, and artificial intelligence. The article oninverse kinematics was voted the best paper and presentation at theSecond International Game Design and Technology Workshop, held lastSeptember at Liverpools John Moores University.To

Newton Lee

2005-01-01

429

Apollo: a sequence annotation editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The well-established inaccuracy of purely computational methods for annotating genome sequences necessitates an interactive tool to allow biological experts to refine these approximations by viewing and independently evaluating the data supporting each annotation. Apollo was developed to meet this need, enabling curators to inspect genome annotations closely and edit them. FlyBase biologists successfully used Apollo to annotate the Drosophila melanogaster

SE Lewis; SMJ Searle; N Harris; M Gibson; V Iyer; J Richter; C Wiel; L Bayraktaroglu; E Birney; MA Crosby; JS Kaminker; BB Matthews; SE Prochnik; CD Smith; JL Tupy; GM Rubin; S Misra; CJ Mungall; ME Clamp

2002-01-01

430

Editor's Corner: Science in Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are many important reasons for students to learn science. It prepares them, as the next generation of workers, for careers in the ever-expanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. It also enables them to understand scie

Metz, Steve

2009-10-01

431

Guest Editors' Introduction: Social Computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Broadly stated, social computing takes a computational approach to the study and modeling of social interactions and communications. It also encompasses the development of technologies supporting these interactions. In recent years, we've seen social computing impact numerous information and communications technology (ICT) fields. It's attracted significant interest from not only researchers in the computing and social sciences but also software

Daniel Zeng; Fei-Yue Wang; Kathleen M. Carley

2007-01-01

432

Editor's Corner: Our Patchwork Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Enriching the classroom experience for all learners will contribute fabric to the great patchwork heritage that is our nation's strength. Therefore, in recognition of the need to include all types of diverse learners, this issue of The Science Teacher (TST) is devoted to "Science for All." This theme serves as an umbrella for ideas and strategies to mitigate academic achievement gaps associated with ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical disabilities, limited English language proficiency, and learning differences. All of this is at the core of the NSTA mission: "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."

Metz, Steve

2009-03-01

433

Conference Comments by the Editors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA) met for the first time on the West Coast June 2-5, 2008, in Berkeley, CA. With radiation detectors increasing in number, variety, and societal importance, we plan to alternate between SORMA East (in Ann Arbor, MI) and SORMA West so that the forum will be available every two years. The topic areas

Daniel E

2009-01-01

434

Java Digital Signal Processing Editor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professor Andreas Spanias of Arizona State University has supervised the development of this online digital signal processing (DSP) system simulation utility. This utility has many functions that allow the user to generate various signals, create filters, and analyze the responses. Other functions include Fourier Transforms, convolution, autocorrelation, and several speech processing tools. The interface is well designed and easy to use, and there are plenty of examples and documentation. However, some features are missing from it, such as the ability to print and save. The software is still being improved, though, so these problems might be fixed in the future.

435

Editor's Corner: Spirit and Opportunity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Throughout the 2004 school year, The Science Teacher (TST) feature articles focused on providing inquiry experiences with meaningful assessments in our classrooms. Issue themes focused on developing skills in the classroom for "doing science." In this issue, some authors emphasized "Interpreting Evidence." The May 2004 issue of TST continued the tradition of publishing teacher/student/community projects. For most of these projects, students were in the field interpreting evidence and then they provided a service to their community based on their research.

Gerking, Janet

2004-04-01

436

Editor's Roundtable: Developing inquiry skills  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Inquiry skills cannot be taught in only one grade or taught only at the start of the year; and they cannot be taught by having students memorize a set of procedures and definitions for a pencil-and-paper test on "the scientific method." To become proficient in inquiry, students must repeatedly practice these skills in challenging, content-embedded investigations until doing science and thinking like scientists become second nature. This issue of Science Scope offers an excellent selection of articles about developing inquiry skills in middle school students.

Liftig, Inez

2008-09-01

437

Plagiarize This! [From the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the cardinal sins of writing is plagiarism, which means reproducing the words of another writer without attribution. In effect, plagiarism is a form of theft, at least on an intellectual level. The seriousness of plagiarism is difficult to overstate. Plagiarism is thought to be a major ethical breach, and careers in academia and journalism have ended because of

Dennis Bernstein

2010-01-01

438

A word from the editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welcome to the first anniversary issue of the ACM Computersin Entertainment! It has been a year since the magazine waslaunched in October 2003.In this anniversary issue we publish eight interesting papers onentertainment technologies, including games, audio media, userinterface, live HD media streaming, and digital cinema. Two of themwere selected from the best papers at the ACM SIGCHI 2004International Conference on

Newton Lee

2004-01-01

439

EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The group of 25 articles published in this special issue of Nuclear Fusion aims to monitor the progress made with experiments on fusion physics that have been conducted worldwide up to the end of 2004. These articles are based on overview reports from the various experimental teams presented at the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2004). This conference was organized by the IAEA together with the Portuguese host organization CFN-IST and was held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in early November 2004. The overviews presented at the conference have been rewritten and extended for the purpose of this special issue and submitted to the standard double-referee peer-review of Nuclear Fusion. Most teams have made use of this opportunity. Therefore this issue, which also includes four conference summaries, presents a reasonably complete picture of the progress made since FEC 2002 in Lyon. The articles are placed in the following sequence: Conference summaries Theory of magnetic confinement Experimental confinement, plasma-material interactions and innovative concepts Experiments on stability, energetic particles, waves and current drive Inertial confinement fusion Tokamaks Performance: JT-60U, JET, DIII-D, ASDEX-U, C-MOD Steady state/long pulse operation: Tore Supra, HT-7, TRIAM Spherical tokamaks: MAST, NSTX Tritium experiments: JET Diagnostics and heating methods: JET (diagnostics), T-10 (ECRH and diagnostics) and FTU (LHH + ECRH) New devices: HL-2A Small devices Alternative magnetic confinement concepts Stellarators: LHD, TJ-II Reversed field pinches: MST Inertial confinement Direct drive Heavy ion beam fusion Readers will also notice the supplementary issue of the journal (volume 45, issue 10A). This extra issue contains the 15-year overview report on progress in fusion research as written by the International Fusion Research Council (IFRC) under the editorial responsibility of the IFRC. Both issues together will give the interested reader a state-of-the-art picture of the progress in nuclear fusion research.

Schüller, F. C.

2005-01-01

440

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - BAZZANO  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Data from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study revealed that people who ate legumes regularly had less coronary heart disease. An increase in dietary copper (Cu) with increasing legume consumption also may have contributed to the results in additi...

441

Editor's Corner: Science for All  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This issue of The Science Teacher (TST) marks our 12th consecutive annual issue devoted to the theme "Science for All." In its infancy, this special issue focused exclusively on the important topic of teaching science in multicultural classrooms. While TST will continue to actively seek and publish articles on teaching and learning practices for multicultural classrooms, we also recognize that diversity comes in many flavors. Over these dozen years, the Science for All theme has evolved to now serve as an umbrella for articles about a wide range of issues surrounding the inclusion of all learners. This current issue of TST continues this tradition. Our goal must be for all students to achieve science literacy. Science is for all.

Metz, Steve

2007-03-01

442

Conference Comments by the Editors  

SciTech Connect

The Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA) met for the first time on the West Coast June 2-5, 2008, in Berkeley, CA. With radiation detectors increasing in number, variety, and societal importance, we plan to alternate between SORMA East (in Ann Arbor, MI) and SORMA West so that the forum will be available every two years. The topic areas for SORMA West 2008 were much the same as those of recent Ann Arbor programs, and were meant to encompass the full breadth of ionizing radiation measurement applications and technologies, with both oral and poster presentations. The technical program of SORMA 2008 included 342 scientific presentations, 116 oral presentations plus eight invited keynote lectures in plenary sessions, as well as 218 presentations in poster sessions. The SORMA 2008 meetings were attended by 439 registered participants from 25 different countries. Topics of interest at the meeting ranged from room temperature semiconductor detectors, cryogenic detectors, photodetectors, neutron detectors, novel scintillators, nonproportionality and characterization of scintillators, simulation and analysis of radiation interactions, novel radiation sources, imaging technologies and homeland security and medical applications. This was the first conference of the SORMA series to be technically cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), specifically by the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of IEEE. The co-sponsorship has been important for visibility of SORMA and for attracting a record number of new participants. This special issue of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE comprises the refereed proceedings of SORMA 2008, containing 128 papers on the research presentations. The Chairs of the SORMA 2008 conference would like to acknowledge partial financial support from the NNSA, DNDO, and DTRA, and organizational support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. We acknowledge our corporate supporters: Caen Nuclear, Eljen Technology, Hilger Crystals and GE Global Research. Finally, we thank the members of the local organizing committee: Diana Attila, Thomas Budinger, Joe Chew, Daniel Chivers, Rob Johnson, Laurie O'Brien, Donna Raziano, Emily Sause, and Brian Wirth for doing all the work that actually made this conference happen.

Archer, Daniel E [ORNL

2009-01-01

443

Letter From the Guest Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

In winter, 1998, LLAD circulated a Call for Proposals soliciting brief descriptions of potential articles for a special issue on Communications Across the Engineering Curriculum. If nothing else, the large number of responses we received confirms that this topic is generating much current interest, energy, and activity. Most of the proposals focused on a particu- lar instructional experiment, program, or

2011-01-01

444

Editor's Roundtable: Threads of change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Egg, larva, pupa, adult, done! How easy it would be if teaching students to grasp the nature and role of change was that simple! Getting students to observe and attend to the changes around them--in their natural surroundings and in the laboratory--is not a simple task. Change is not a "once and done" topic; it must be a conceptual thread that is continuously woven in all topics in science. Students must examine both long and short-term changes; the evolution of butterflies as well as their metamorphosis, plate tectonics as well as overnight storm erosion, climate change as well as the changeability of daily weather. This collection of articles will help you weave threads of change into your specific science content.

Liftig, Inez

2009-01-01

445

Informatics in radiology: use of a macro scripting editor to facilitate transfer of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry reports into an existing departmental voice recognition dictation system.  

PubMed

The process of verbally reporting or manually retyping numeric data generated at dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) involves numerous pitfalls. With use of a macro scripting editor, a customized macro was created to automate the transfer of data generated by a DXA scanner into a structured voice recognition dictation system without requiring radiologists to type in a medical record number or accession number to identify the study. A preliminary report is generated with use of software for a DXA unit and a customized template that includes numeric and qualitative assessments of osteoporosis as well as data from prior studies if available. A customized macro is then invoked by the macro scripting editor, which selectively transfers the report from the draft document into the voice recognition dictation system, thereby producing a final structured diagnostic report. All of the radiologists surveyed to evaluate this automated method reported ease of software use and greater efficiency in report production. In addition, a random audit of the 800 DXA scans that have been reported with this technique demonstrated no reports generated under an incorrect accession number and no incorrect transfer of data. Automated DXA reporting is now the preferred method of dictation at the authors' institution and represents an inexpensive, accurate, and customizable means of DXA reporting. PMID:21546554

Iv, Michael; Patel, Mahesh R; Santos, Adam; Kang, Young S

2011-05-05

446

Proposed Closed Basin Division, San Luis Valley Project, Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed Closed Basin Division is a multiple-purpose water resource development in southeastern Colorado. Through installation of shallow wells, pumps, and a collection and conveyance system, the proposed development would salvage water now being lost...

1971-01-01

447

Lagrangian water quality dynamics in the San Luis Drain, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integration of temporal changes in biological and water quality constituents during downstream transport is critical to understanding aquatic ecosystem and biogeochemical dynamics of rivers, estuaries, and the near- coastal waters into which rivers flow. Changes in chemical, physical, and biological water quality constituents during downstream transport can be evaluated by following a specific parcel of water, known as a Lagrangian

E. C. Volkmar; R. A. Dahlgren; W. T. Stringfellow; S. S. Henson; S. E. Borglin; C. Kendall

2007-01-01

448

RIVER AND WATERSHED PLANNING: THE SAN LUIS REY CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The environmental management of our water resources requires the integration of science and politics, defining problems and solutions for physical resources within a social context. watershed planning is a term applied to the development of long-term strategies to reconcile a com...

449

Editor's Roundtable: Woods full of wisdom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We should all strive to use the study of trees to elevate students' feelings and attitudes and to create a sense of wonder, appreciation, and personal attachment. Two great American writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, exemplify these attitudes. If we can get students to approach Emerson's and Thoreau's level of wonder and appreciation, we as teachers will have not only achieved The Standards but have assured a greater likelihood of future environmental preservation as well. They can get started by trying the activities featured in this issue of Science Scope .

Liftig, Inez

2003-03-01

450

A spacetime cloak, or a history editor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We introduce a new type of electromagnetic cloak, the spacetime cloak (STC), which conceals events rather than objects. Non-emitting events occurring during a restricted period are never suspected by a distant observer. The cloak works by locally manipulating the speed of light of an initially uniform light distribution, whilst the light rays themselves always follow straight paths. Any 'perfect' spacetime cloak would necessarily rely upon the technology of electromagnetic metamaterials, which has already been shown to be capable of deforming light in ways hitherto unforeseen—to produce, for example, an electromagnetic object cloak. Nevertheless, we show how it is possible to use intensity-dependent refractive indices to construct an approximate STC, an implementation that would enable the distinct signature of successful event cloaking to be observed. Potential demonstrations include systems that apparently violate quantum statistics, 'interrupt-without-interrupt' computation on convergent data channels and the illusion of a Star Trek transporter.

McCall, Martin W.; Favaro, Alberto; Kinsler, Paul; Boardman, Allan

2011-02-01

451

A spacetime cloak, or a history editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce a new type of electromagnetic cloak, the spacetime cloak (STC), which conceals events rather than objects. Non-emitting events occurring during a restricted period are never suspected by a distant observer. The cloak works by locally manipulating the speed of light of an initially uniform light distribution, whilst the light rays themselves always follow straight paths. Any 'perfect' spacetime

Martin W. McCall; Alberto Favaro; Paul Kinsler; Allan Boardman

2011-01-01

452

Notes from the Book Review Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bowling, Kenneth R., and Donald R. Kennon, eds. The House and Senate in the 1790s: Petitioning, Lobbying, and Institutional Development. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2002. Pp. x, 348. $44.95 hardbound.Ackerman, Bruce, ed. Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002. Pp. xii, 240. $26.95 hardbound.Kotlowski, Dean J. Nixon's Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and

Kenneth R. Mayer

2002-01-01

453

Guest Editors' Introduction--Visual Analytics  

SciTech Connect

The information revolution is upon us, and it is guaran-teed to change our lives and the way we conduct our daily business. The fact that we have to deal with not just the size but also the variety and complexity of this in-formation makes it a real challenge to survive the revolu-tion. Enter Visual Analytics, a contemporary and proven approach to combine the art of human intuition and the science of mathematical deduction to directly perceive patterns and derive knowledge and insight from them.

Wong, Pak C.; Thomas, Jim

2004-09-01

454

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Walks with ghosts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The supersymmetric formulation of the self-suppressing random walk is examined. By defining the theory as a lattice model it is shown that the supersymmetry remains unbroken throughout the physical parameter space, contrary to claims in the literature.

G. B. Tupper; F. G. Scholtz

1997-01-01

455

Editor's Corner: Doing Science With PBS  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Project-based science (PBS) is finding a place in more and more secondary school science programs as teachers discover its power to engage students and develop critical-thinking skills. PBS is firmly rooted in constructivism--the idea that individuals construct knowledge individually, through active and meaningful interactions with their environment, rather than by passively receiving transmitted information. PBS is also strongly indebted to the somewhat more obscure "constructionism," which, inspired by constructivism, suggests that learning is an active process and students learn most effectively when they are constructing a meaningful product. This month's column discusses the benefits of doing science with PBS.

Metz, Steve

2008-11-01

456

From the Editor: Propaganda and Software Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author advises innovators who want others to accept their work to study propaganda, especially as the military, political parties, and even corporations use it. He argues that, while we have come to associate propaganda with nefarious mind-control plots and political extremists, it?s really just an approach to convincing others to see things the way you do.

Warren Harrison

2004-01-01

457

An Editor's Journey: Return to Haiti  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper recounts the author's story as she returned to Haiti in February to join a building project near Port-Au-Prince and to document efforts by U.S. higher education institutions to help the country rebound from the devastating 2010 earthquake. The author describes how consortiums have been formed in order to support the development of the…

Moy, Yvette

2012-01-01

458

Editor, 1973 Smithsonian Standard Earth (iii)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Part I: Historical Introduction, by C. A. Lundquist and F. L. Whipple. The origins of the satellite geodesy program at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory are described, starting with the International Geophysical Year, continuing through a number of international programs, and culminating with the National Geodetic Satellite Program and the results described in this publication. The philosophical basis for the Baker-Nunn

E. M. Gaposchkin

1973-01-01

459

From the editor: Safety and preparedness  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN this issue of EMR we embrace the concepts of safety and preparedness for engineering managers. While technology continues to advance and corporate budgets continue to get squeezed, engineers and managers find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to do more with less. Where will the sacrifice come from and at what cost? Recent events, such as the BP

Paul Bergey

2011-01-01

460

The Newspaper Test [From the Editor's Desk  

Microsoft Academic Search

It's something we've seen a lot of recently. Something very bad has happened, and a prominent person from industry or government is forced to appear before either official government investigators or the press to explain what has happened, why, and what is being done to correct the problem. The process usually begins with a prepared statement that acknowledges that something

Louie Powell

2010-01-01

461

New Focus, New Challenge [From the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid advancement of our information society necessitates prompt update and expansion of the technical scope and focus of interest of our IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). Compared with just some years ago, the current focus of signal processing as an enabling technology has been significantly broadened. Now it encompasses theories, architectures, algorithms, implementations, and applications for the transformation of information

Li Deng

2010-01-01

462

KnotWeaver: An interactive knot editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Knot theory is a mathematical subject and as many mathematical subjects it can be studied at many levels of details. But regardless of how familiar a person is with the subject, an interactive visualization can provide valuable insights in order to understand more about this field of math- ematics. The goal of this master project is to create a

Peter Vos

2007-01-01

463

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ICRP's new recommendations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The June issue of the Journal contained a Memorandum from the ICRP (pages 113-23) reporting on progress towards new recommendations. It began with a historical background in which there were descriptions of the early reports of the radiation damage to the hands and fingers of those working with the newly-discovered x-rays. It then traced the development of protection against radiation

J. A. Simmons

2001-01-01

464

Young Editors Provide Crucial Public Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the importance of freedom of the press, especially for scholastic journalism. Notes the tension that exists between government and the press. Defines the fundamental goal of the press as informing the people. Emphasizes that the role of the press, both scholastic and otherwise, has changed to meet modern conditions. Discusses the role of…

Baram, Robert

1994-01-01

465

Notes From The Book Review Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Binder, Sarah A., and Steven S. Smith. Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the United States Senate. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1996. Pp. xvi, 247. $38.95 hardbound, $16.95 softbound.DeGregorio, Christina A. Network of Champions: Leadership, Access, and Advocacy in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997. Pp. xii, 185. $39.50 hardbound.Frantzich, Stephen and John Sullivan.

Brian D. Posler; John B. Bader; Douglas B. Harris; Louis Fisher; David Lublin; C. Lawrence Evans; John Wilkerson; Eric M. Uslaner; Mark Cassell; Dena Levy

1997-01-01

466

Port Arthur massacre: A TV editor's experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 28 April 1996, a gunman armed with two high-calibre, semiautomatic weapons shot dead 35 people, injured 18 and attempted to kill a further 20 in Port Arthur, a former penal settlement and popular tourist destination in Tasmania, Australia. He then attempted to burn down a bed-and-breakfast cottage, the Seascape Cottage, belonging to two of his victims, apparently in an

R. Lower

1999-01-01

467

VIPER: A VIsual Protocol EditoR  

Microsoft Academic Search

http:\\/\\/www.cs.ucd.ie\\/ Abstract. Agent interactions play a crucial role in Multi -Agent Sys- tems. Consequently graphical formalisms, such as Agent UML, have been adopted that allow agent developers to abstract away from imple- mentation details and focus on the core aspects of such interactions. Agent Factory (AF) is a cohesive framework that supports the devel- opment and deployment of agent-oriented applications.

Colm Rooney; Rem W. Collier; Gregory M. P. O'hare

2004-01-01

468

Final Notes from a Former Editor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the whole language versus phonics debate. Catalogues some of the central features of the Bush administration's educational policy, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Supports a dynamic, literature-based curriculum. (SG)

Taxel, Joel

2003-01-01

469

Editors' Introduction: Building Mental Illness Stigma Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

deter persons with symptoms of mental illness from acknowledging that something is wrong, seeking help, and sticking with treatments long enough for them to be effective. When symptoms of treatable illnesses are not recognized, accurate diagnosis and treatment are delayed, and access to lifesaving care is denied, personal tragedy, needless suffering, and wasted human and economic potential are the result.

Emeline Otey; Wayne S. Fenton

2004-01-01

470

Editor's Corner: Why Study Environmental Issues?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are many compelling reasons to include environmental education (EE) in our science classes. Environmental issues are interdisciplinary--facilitating their inclusion in both physical and life science. They are also complex, providing students with the

Metz, Steve

2010-02-01

471

Editor's Note: Science Fairs and Beyond  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The rigid nature of most science fairs can cause panic among parents, students, and teachers alike over "doing it the right way." In this issue, we present alternative views of a standard science fair. These views represent the process of science as more dynamic and varied than the traditional view of how science is done.

2007-12-01

472

Editor's Note: Science Fairs and Beyond  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The rigid nature of most science fairs can cause panic among parents, students, and teachers alike over "doing it the right way." In this issue, we present alternative views of a standard science fair. These views represent the process of science as more

Ohana, Chris

2007-12-01

473

Editor's Note: No Dumb Questions, But. . .  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Investigable questions are important elements of lessons that promote inquiry and help students construct meaning. Good questions help students make links between what they know, what they want to find out, what they observe, and how their observations fi

Froschauer, Linda

2010-12-01

474

A NOTE FROM THE GUEST EDITOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

The collection of papers in this volume of The Anthropology of East Europe Review comes from a panel that Nancy Ries and I organized at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in Chicago, Illinois. The title of this double-panel session (which is the title of this special issue) was \\

Sascha L. Goluboff

475

Guest Editors' Introduction: Dynamically Typed Languages  

Microsoft Academic Search

The languages discussed in this special issue have a long history, which is perhaps why some have had several different names over the years. One such language is Lisp, the second-oldest programming language. For years, many somewhat dismissively described languages such as Lisp as \\

Laurence Tratt; Roel Wuyts

2007-01-01

476

Guest Editors' Introduction: Social Media and Search  

Microsoft Academic Search

The past few years have seen a rapid rise in social media Web sites. As user content becomes the dominant content form on the Web, various questions arise about the most effective approach to processing it.

Junghoo Cho; Andrew Tomkins

2007-01-01

477

The Moral Education of Journal Editors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Refereed journals in science and medicine are the gatekeepers and repositories of knowledge in their respective fields. Research reported in peer-reviewed journals builds professional careers, determines which drugs and medical devices are licensed, influences what medical treatments become standards of care, and establishes the veracity of…

Krimsky, Sheldon

2010-01-01

478

Editor's Roundtable: At the breaking point  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sobering articles and alarming predictions about the environment appear in magazines, journals, and the media daily. These warnings should not be overlooked and are a call to action for educators. Our students must learn to think of themselves as members of a global network of ecosystems, not part of a stand alone species that exploits the Earth's resources at will. The link between their well-being and their environment must be clearly understood and deeply respected. We must teach students to recognize how our actions affect other organisms as well as the Earth's landscape, and instill in them a responsibility to work toward conservation, restoration, and preservation of species and habitats.

Liftig, Inez

2008-02-01

479

Notes from the Book Review Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Giunta, Mary A., ed., and J. Dane Hartgrove, assoc. ed. Documents of the Emerging Nation: U.S. Foreign Relations 1775-1789. Wilmington, DE: SR Books 1998. Pp. xxix, 311. $55.00, hardbound; $19.95, softbound.Kurian, George T, ed. A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. 704. $95.00, hardbound.Walch, Timothy, and Dwight M. Miller, eds. Herbert Hoover and

David T. Canon

1999-01-01

480

The Moral Education of Journal Editors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Refereed journals in science and medicine are the gatekeepers and repositories of knowledge in their respective fields. Research reported in peer-reviewed journals builds professional careers, determines which drugs and medical devices are licensed, influences what medical treatments become standards of care, and establishes the veracity of…

Krimsky, Sheldon

2010-01-01

481

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sudden future singularities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show that a singularity can occur at a finite future time in an expanding Friedmann universe even when ? > 0 and ? + 3p > 0. Explicit examples are constructed and a simple condition is given which can be used to eliminate behaviour of this sort if it is judged to be unphysical.

Barrow, John D.

2004-06-01

482

Notes from the Book Review Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nelson, Michael (ed.). The Evolving Presidency: Addresses, Cases, Essays, Letters, Reports, Resolutions, Transcripts, and Other Landmark Documents, 1787-1998. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1999. Pp. xiii, 254. $29.95 hardbound, $14.95 softbound.Sheffer, Martin S. The Judicial Development of Presidential War Powers. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999. Pp. xxv, 219. $59.95 hardbound.Stevens, Kenneth R. William Henry Harrison: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood

David Canon

2000-01-01

483

Editor's Note - Volume 2, Number 3, 2009  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... FDA has received postmarket reports of inappropriate development of early ... increased growth velocity, aggressive behavior) in children exposed to ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugsafetynewsletter

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Degrees of Success [Letter from the Editor  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many individuals who assume that all women make good teachers and are best suited to be mentors for other young women. In this issue, we will share real situations encountered by some of our IEEE WIE members. While the solutions may not provide a \\

Karen Panetta

2009-01-01

485

Editor's Introduction: Scientific and Technical Human Capital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human capital and social networks are the two pillars supporting scientists' and engineers' ability to contribute knowledge. Throughout their careers, scientists seek to enhance both. Human capital endowments include not only formal education and its representation in credentials but the actual scientific and technical knowledge, craft knowledge and technical skills. In science and technology the deploying of human capital in

Barry Bozeman; Vincent Mangematin

2004-01-01

486