Sample records for online news sources

  1. Conceptualizing Sources in Online News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sundar, S. Shyam; Nass, Clifford

    2001-01-01

    Identifies key conceptions of communication "sources" in the literature. Proposes a typology of sources that applies to traditional media and new online media. Evaluates this typology: confirms distinctions made in the typology, finding that attribution of identical content to four different types of online sources by undergraduate students was…

  2. ECN Online (Electronic Component News): The Engineer's Product Source

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site, a product of the Chilton Company, features the Electronic Industry Telephone Directory (EITD), a browsable and searchable list of "over 30,000 sources of electronic products and services and more than 3,000 product categories." A no-nonsense search interface allows user entry into the database via product or company (Boolean AND and phrase searching only are supported at this time and there is no geographic searching). Address and contact information is provided. Information on whether companies are product or service vendors, as well as whether they are manufacturers, distributors, ISO 9000 certified, or meet mil-spec may also be indicated. The ECN Online site also contains a product library, news of the electronics industry, software demos (registration required), and an interactive forum, among other features.

  3. College News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    College News Online is an international campus newswire and centralized information resource for college-bound students, current students, graduates, and others interested in higher education. The newswire indexes about 400 student-run and campus newspapers and maintains a news archive for the current year. The Campus Union section of College News Online provides information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange. The geographic Campus Index links users to college and university Websites throughout the US as well as to higher education institutions in over 110 different countries worldwide. Sociable visitors may share their burgeoning knowledge in the College Chat and Message Board sections.

  4. Science News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The weekly free online science news magazine, Science News, covers "the most important research in all fields of science" and currently reaches 200,000 subscribers and 1.2 million readers. For example, this week's issue contains seventeen articles, ranging from how scientists are uncovering the secrets behind avalanches to a report on the current Hubble telescope mission. Users can search the magazine archives, freely print each article, and even subscribe via email for each week's issue.

  5. Fox Movietone News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Internauts with fast connections will want to peruse the Fox Movietone News Online site. At the heart of the site are short film clips (available for Windows and Macintosh platforms) from old Movietone newsreels. Each week there are clips from historic events. Although the clips are short, they convey a sense of what newsreel coverage was all about in a time before television brought news events to us with astonishing speed. http://www.iguide.com/movies/movitone/week.htm

  6. SIAM News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) online news journal "brings educators and users of mathematics a publication that helps them keep up with the latest developments and issues in their working environment." Released ten times a year, SIAM news includes technical articles, updates about research and scientific breakthroughs, and more. With a broad range of writers and contributors, the publication can be useful for anyone who is part of the math community.

  7. Internet privacy practices of news media and implications for online journalism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Traci Hong; Margaret L. McLaughlin; Larry Pryor; Christopher E. Beaudoin; Paul Grabowicz

    2005-01-01

    In light of increases in online privacy concerns, use of online news sites, and news site data mining, a content analysis of 405 news media websites assessed information collection strategies and related privacy practices which impact on the relationship of news sources and news users. Sites from four categories of media types (Daily News, Internet Media, Magazines, and Weeklies) were

  8. Online Methodology: Analysing News Flows of Online Journalism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Kautsky; Andreas Widholm

    2008-01-01

    In the present global media climate, speed and immediacy are increasingly prioritised characteristics of news production. As online news has developed, the idea of a single news item has been replaced by fast-changing content and new repertoires of constructing 'Breaking News'. Whereas most research of online news has used synchronic rather than diachronic methods, this article introduces a new approach,

  9. U.S. News Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    U.S. News Online offers their weekly news magazine, as well as daily newsupdates, photo essays, sound bites, and special features. Sections include: News Watch, Washington Connection, Town Hall, News You Can Use, College Fair and the Current Issue. Special features include Election '96, with election stories, photos, background information, and links to candidates' web sites. People Power offers citizens a complete reference for finding their congressional representatives, researching their financing histories, biographical information, and ratings by special interest groups. The interactive game Mind Junket offers winners the chance to see Clinton morph into Newt Gingrich. The Clock Page lets visitors keep track of the national debt, world population,and more.

  10. The Sources of Radio News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitney, D. Charles

    To examine the production of programing material in a radio newsroom, a study was undertaken of the sources presented to the newsroom, of sources within the sources, of sources actively sought by the news staff, of degrees of processing of news items, and of the sources comprising the news output. Information in each of these areas was collected…

  11. News Comments: Exploring, Modeling, and Online Prediction

    E-print Network

    de Rijke, Maarten

    News Comments: Exploring, Modeling, and Online Prediction Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp.tsagkias@uva.nl, w.weerkamp@uva.nl, derijke@uva.nl Abstract. Online news agents provide commenting facilities for their readers to express their opinions or sentiments with regards to news stories. The number of user supplied

  12. Unsupervised multilingual concept discovery from daily online news extracts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jenq-Haur Wang

    2010-01-01

    Web syndication technologies help us easily aggregate daily news from diverse sources. However, the huge amount of information makes us more difficult to read let alone digest and focus on the most important events. Therefore, we need an efficient way of news extraction and mining. In this paper, we propose an unsupervised approach to multilingual concept discovery from daily online

  13. Space and Earth Sciences News Your daily source for the latest space and earth sciences news

    E-print Network

    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Space and Earth Sciences News Your daily source for the latest space and earth sciences news Home (http://www.news-about-space.org/) Earth Sciences (http://www.news-about-space.org/earth-sciences-news/) Astronomy (http://www.news-about-space.org/astronomy-news/) Environment (http://www.news-about-space.org/environment-news

  14. Online cancer news: trends regarding article types, specific cancers, and the cancer continuum.

    PubMed

    Hurley, Ryan J; Riles, Julius Matthew; Sangalang, Angeline

    2014-01-01

    The Internet is one of the fastest growing news sources for many worldwide (Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, 2011), and cancer news is one frequently consumed form of online health information (Google, Inc., 2007). This content analysis of online cancer news (n?=?862) retrieved from the four most frequented news websites describes trends regarding specific cancers, stages in the cancer continuum, and types of news articles. In general, treatment information received the most attention in online cancer news. Breast cancer received the most attention of each specific cancer, followed by digestive and genitourinary cancers. Research reports and profiles of people (more than 60% of which were about celebrities) were the most common article types. Risk, uncertainty, and clinical trials were also present across several types of cancer news articles. Implications of content trends are discussed as relevant to consumers, producers, health campaign designers, and researchers alike. PMID:23356571

  15. Media Credibility Reconsidered: Synergy between On-Air and Online News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bucy, Erik P.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the combined effects of on-air and online network news exposure, placing student and adult news consumers in broadcast news, online news, and telewebbing conditions. Indicates that perceptions of network news credibility are affected by channel used. Offers evidence for the existence of a synergy effect between on-air and online news. (PM)

  16. Accuracy of News Magazines as Perceived by News Sources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burriss, Larry L.

    1985-01-01

    Examines news magazine accuracy by asking individuals who have been quoted in stories about the accuracy of the quotations. Finds that more than 90 percent of the stories examined were considered accurate by the sources. (FL)

  17. An Evaluation of Online Machine Translation of Arabic into English News Headlines: Implications on Students' Learning Purposes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kadhim, Kais A.; Habeeb, Luwaytha S.; Sapar, Ahmad Arifin; Hussin, Zaharah; Abdullah, Muhammad Ridhuan Tony Lim

    2013-01-01

    Nowadays, online Machine Translation (MT) is used widely with translation software, such as Google and Babylon, being easily available and downloadable. This study aims to test the translation quality of these two machine systems in translating Arabic news headlines into English. 40 Arabic news headlines were selected from three online sources,…

  18. News from Online: The Environment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1999-12-01

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Department of Health and Human Services Toxicological Profile Information Sheet Chemical Scorecard of the Environmental Defense Fund Online course, OLCC-IV Environmental and Industrial Chemistry Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE) access date for all sites: October 1999

  19. Mining events and new name translations from online daily news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wai Lam; Pik-Shan Cheung; Ruizhang Huang

    2004-01-01

    We develop a system for mining events and unseen name translations from online daily Web news. This system first automatically discovers bilingual events by analyzing the content of the news stories. The discovered event can be treated as comparable bilingual news and can be used for generating name candidates. A name matching algorithm is developed to discover new unseen name

  20. Decoding the codes: A content analysis of the news coverage of genetic cloning by three online news sites and three national daily newspapers, 1996 through 1998

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hyde, Jon E.

    This study compared news coverage of genetic cloning research in three online news sites (CNN.com, ABC.com, and MSNBC.com) and three national daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). The study involved the analysis of 230 online and print news articles concerning genetic cloning published from 1996 through 1998. Articles were examined with respect to formats, sources, focus, tone, and assessments about the impact of cloning research. Findings indicated that while print news formats remained relatively constant for the duration of this study, online news formats changed significantly with respect to the kinds of media used to represent the news, the layouts used to represent cloning news, and the emphasis placed on audio-visual content. Online stories were as much as 20 to 70% shorter than print stories. More than 50% of the articles appearing online were composed by outside sources (wire services, guest columnists, etc.). By comparison, nearly 90% of the articles published by print newspapers were written "in-house" by science reporters. Online news sites cited fewer sources and cited a smaller variety of sources than the newspapers examined here. In both news outlets, however, the sources most frequently cited were those with vested interests in furthering cloning research. Both online and print news coverage of cloning tends to focus principally on the technical procedures and on the future benefits of cloning. More than 60% of the articles focused on the techniques and technologies of cloning. Less than 25% of the articles focused on social, ethical, or legal issues associated with cloning. Similarly, articles from all six sources (75%) tended to be both positive and future-oriented. Less than 5% of the total articles examined here had a strongly negative or critical tone. Moreover, both online and print news sources increasingly conveyed a strong sense of acceptance about the possibility of human cloning. Data from this study are among the first to indicate the ways in which online news outlets are transforming science news. Furthermore, this study reaffirms the need for a greater diversity of sources in assessing a broader spectrum of issues related to cloning.

  1. Online Sources of Competitive Intelligence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wagers, Robert

    1986-01-01

    Presents an approach to using online sources of information for competitor intelligence (i.e., monitoring industry and tracking activities of competitors); identifies principal sources; and suggests some ways of making use of online databases. Types and sources of information and sources and database charts are appended. Eight references are…

  2. NEWS IN BRIEF Published online: 17 May 2006; | doi:10.1038/441268a

    E-print Network

    NEWS IN BRIEF Nature Published online: 17 May 2006; | doi:10.1038/441268a http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060515/full/441268a.html News in brief critics pounce on bubble-fusion blunder A group energy, but there have been serious questions about the work's validity (see http://www.nature.com/news

  3. Google news personalization: scalable online collaborative filtering

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abhinandan S. Das; Mayur Datar; Ashutosh Garg; Shyamsundar Rajaram

    2007-01-01

    Several approaches to collaborative filtering have been stud- ied but seldom have studies been reported for large (several million users and items) and dynamic (the underlying item set is continually changing) settings. In this paper we de- scribe our approach to collaborative filtering for generating personalized recommendations for users of Google News. We generate recommendations using three approaches: collabo- rative

  4. PBS Online NewsHour: Predicting Earthquakes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of scientific efforts to predict earthquakes, together with instructional materials. Includes interactive map of tectonic plates; facts, figures, and trivia about earthquakes; a Q-and-A with a scientist about quake prediction; and links to other NewsHour and PBS resources. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  5. PBS Online NewsHour: Pluto Debate

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of the decision to declassify Pluto as a planet, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan titled "Planet Categorization" and worksheet questions; timeline of Pluto news; and reports on the demotion of Pluto and its place in pop culture. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  6. PBS Online NewsHour: Wind Power

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of wind as an alternative energy source--specifically, the offshore Cape Wind project proposed for Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts--together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on alternative energy, animation of a wind turbine, chart of sources of energy, and stories on the Cape Wind project.

  7. NEWS & VIEWS Radiation SouRCES

    E-print Network

    Loss, Daniel

    Electron Laser Division of Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606, USA. e-relativistic Larmor equation on the square of the total charge enables further improvements in radiant power

  8. Strategy and Structure for Online News Production – Case Studies of CNN and NRK

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arne H. Krumsvik

    \\u000a This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and\\u000a the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming at understanding of the implications of organizational\\u000a strategy on the role\\u000a of journalists, explains why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a multi-platform approach (distributing content on several platforms, such as television, online, mobile)

  9. Examining Perceptions about Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers through Online Comments on News Stories

    PubMed Central

    Lei, Yang; Pereira, Jennifer A.; Quach, Susan; Bettinger, Julie A.; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Corace, Kimberly; Garber, Gary; Feinberg, Yael; Guay, Maryse

    2015-01-01

    Background The aim of this study was to understand online public perceptions of the debate surrounding the choice of annual influenza vaccinations or wearing masks as a condition of employment for healthcare workers, such as the one enacted in British Columbia in August 2012. Methods Four national and 82 local (British Columbia) Canadian online news sites were searched for articles posted between August 2012 and May 2013 containing the words “healthcare workers” and “mandatory influenza vaccinations/immunizations” or “mandatory flu shots and healthcare workers.” We included articles from sources that predominantly concerned our topic of interest and that generated reader comments. Two researchers coded the unedited comments using thematic analysis, categorizing codes to allow themes to emerge. In addition to themes, the comments were categorized by: 1) sentiment towards influenza vaccines; 2) support for mandatory vaccination policies; 3) citing of reference materials or statistics; 4) self-identified health-care worker status; and 5) sharing of a personal story. Results 1163 comments made by 648 commenters responding to 36 articles were analyzed. Popular themes included concerns about freedom of choice, vaccine effectiveness, patient safety, and distrust in government, public health, and the pharmaceutical industry. Almost half (48%) of commenters expressed a negative sentiment toward the influenza vaccine, 28% were positive, 20% were neutral, and 4% expressed mixed sentiment. Of those who commented on the policy, 75% did not support the condition to work policy, while 25% were in favour. Of the commenters, 11% self-identified as healthcare workers, 13% shared personal stories, and 18% cited a reference or statistic. Interpretation The perception of the influenza vaccine in the comment sections of online news sites is fairly poor. Public health agencies should consider including online forums, comment sections, and social media sites as part of their communication channels to correct misinformation regarding the benefits of HCW influenza immunization and the effectiveness of the vaccine. PMID:26086194

  10. Towards an understanding of the behavioral intention to use online news services: An exploratory study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yen-hao Howard Chen; David Corkindale

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – Research into the use\\/adoption of online news services (ONSs) is still in its infancy, Scholars have indicated that there is no comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding or predicting consumers' online adoption behavior. The purpose of the paper is to propose a theoretical framework as a foundation for better understanding and further analyzing the adoption of ONSs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

  11. Words Analysis of Online Chinese News Headlines about Trending Events: A Complex Network Perspective

    PubMed Central

    Li, Huajiao; Fang, Wei; An, Haizhong; Huang, Xuan

    2015-01-01

    Because the volume of information available online is growing at breakneck speed, keeping up with meaning and information communicated by the media and netizens is a new challenge both for scholars and for companies who must address public relations crises. Most current theories and tools are directed at identifying one website or one piece of online news and do not attempt to develop a rapid understanding of all websites and all news covering one topic. This paper represents an effort to integrate statistics, word segmentation, complex networks and visualization to analyze headlines’ keywords and words relationships in online Chinese news using two samples: the 2011 Bohai Bay oil spill and the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We gathered all the news headlines concerning the two trending events in the search results from Baidu, the most popular Chinese search engine. We used Simple Chinese Word Segmentation to segment all the headlines into words and then took words as nodes and considered adjacent relations as edges to construct word networks both using the whole sample and at the monthly level. Finally, we develop an integrated mechanism to analyze the features of words’ networks based on news headlines that can account for all the keywords in the news about a particular event and therefore track the evolution of news deeply and rapidly. PMID:25807376

  12. Words analysis of online Chinese news headlines about trending events: a complex network perspective.

    PubMed

    Li, Huajiao; Fang, Wei; An, Haizhong; Huang, Xuan

    2015-01-01

    Because the volume of information available online is growing at breakneck speed, keeping up with meaning and information communicated by the media and netizens is a new challenge both for scholars and for companies who must address public relations crises. Most current theories and tools are directed at identifying one website or one piece of online news and do not attempt to develop a rapid understanding of all websites and all news covering one topic. This paper represents an effort to integrate statistics, word segmentation, complex networks and visualization to analyze headlines' keywords and words relationships in online Chinese news using two samples: the 2011 Bohai Bay oil spill and the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We gathered all the news headlines concerning the two trending events in the search results from Baidu, the most popular Chinese search engine. We used Simple Chinese Word Segmentation to segment all the headlines into words and then took words as nodes and considered adjacent relations as edges to construct word networks both using the whole sample and at the monthly level. Finally, we develop an integrated mechanism to analyze the features of words' networks based on news headlines that can account for all the keywords in the news about a particular event and therefore track the evolution of news deeply and rapidly. PMID:25807376

  13. NewsOnline: Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Back in 1991, the Digital Library and Archives (DLA) at Virginia Tech began to provide online access to local, regional, and international newspapers. It was an early digital library project, and it continues to provide access to a range of periodicals and transcripts of television news reports for local television stations in and around southwestern Virginia. On the site, visitors will find sections titled "Virginia Tech News," "Virginia News," and "International News." Visitors can make their way through publications such as the Virginia Tech Spectrum, the Roanoke Times, and international newspapers like Le Monde. The dates available differ for each publication, and visitors can use these materials for local history projects or studies in the transformation of various print and online media.

  14. U.S. News Online: America's Best Hospitals: 1997 Exclusive Rankings

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    As a companion to a US News and World Report article on the best hospitals in the US (July 28, 1997), the US News Online site provides rankings of 134 American hospitals. Users can browse hospitals alphabetically, by region, metro area, or any of seventeen specialties, from AIDS to Urology. Methodology for the rankings is provided, as well as hypertext connections to hospital home pages where available. This site is a small subset of a much larger ranking, available for purchase to users in book form (published by US News).

  15. Health and medical news on the Web: comparing the results of news-providing Web resources.

    PubMed

    Cunningham, Kay

    2005-01-01

    News changes constantly. That change and the abundance of Web-based news resources available complicate finding the news. This paper reviews sixteen different online news sources for their coverage of recent health and medical issues; both general-interest and medical news sites are included. Three health-related news stories were searched in all resources within set time-frames to provide a comparison of coverage. Features and types of resources are described. The use of RSS feeds and weblogs to find news is also discussed with suggestions for using news aggregators to control the flow of information. PMID:16203699

  16. News

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    118 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago December 28, 2007 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne... Arnold and Tom Luxon. 2. TREASURER?S REPORT. Benet indicated that the assets and net worth of the society as of July 1, 2007, were $11,529.59. Benet and Labriola stressed the importance of donations and space advertisements as sources of revenue...

  17. Portsmouth Herald Local News: Project54 innovations enhance public safety Archives Business Entertainment Health Living Maine News Online Only Public Records Sports Tourism Travel

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Entertainment Health Living Maine News Online Only Public Records Sports Tourism Travel Click Here Shop Records Sports Tourism Travel emergency vehicles equipped with Project54, including a fire truck from

  18. Strategy and Structure for Online News Production - Case Studies of CNN and NRK

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Krumsvik, Arne H.

    This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming at understanding of the implications of organizational strategy on the role of journalists, explains why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a multi-platform approach (distributing content on several platforms, such as television, online, mobile) rather than developing the cross-media (with interplay between media types) or multimedia approach anticipated by both scholars and practitioners.

  19. PBS Online NewsHour: Science and Technology Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Archive of science and technology news coverage (1996 to present) from the PBS program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Stories on emerging research, space and other explorations, as well as the scientists behind the discoveries. Stories from 1998 onward available in audio and video as well as text.

  20. News of Hurricane Andrew: The Agenda of Sources and the Sources' Agendas.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salwen, Michael B.

    1995-01-01

    Studies quotations in newspaper coverage of Hurricane Andrew, showing that individuals who were not affiliated with government or business were quoted most often. Shows that most sources were quoted as experts, with individuals represented as suffering victims, providing the news media with human interest quotations. Notes that most sources

  1. News of Hurricane Andrew: The Agenda of Sources and the Sources' Agendas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael B. Salwen

    1995-01-01

    This study of quotations in newspaper coverage of Hurricane Andrew showed that individuals who were not affiliated with government or business were quoted most often. Most sources were quoted as experts, with individuals represented as suffering victims, providing the news media with human interest quotations. Further, most sources praised themselves and blamed others.

  2. PBS Online NewsHour: Mars Exploration Rovers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of travels and discoveries made by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan titled "Planets in Proportion," an interactive on rover tools, a slide show of images from Mars, archived news stories, and links to related PBS features. Some of archived news stories are provided in streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  3. PBS Online NewsHour: The Global Warming Debate

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of global warming, including related research and policy decisions, together with instructional materials. Includes interactives on rises in temperature and sea level and on comparing vehicles in terms of emissions and fuel costs; a lesson plan on Arctic warming; archived news stories; and links to related PBS features. Some of the archived news stories are available as streaming video, RealAudio as well as text.

  4. Afring News online 39:14-15, 2010 More Black-headed Village Weavers Ploceus cucullatus

    E-print Network

    de Villiers, Marienne

    14 Afring News online 39:14-15, 2010 More Black-headed Village Weavers Ploceus cucullatus Kobie Raijmakers raijmakersk@vodamail.co.za Reading about the black-headed Village Weaver in Alan Brooks' note when I scanned it but it is still recognisable as a black-headed form, Ploceus cucullatus nigriceps

  5. Making Sense of Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life: Comments from Online News Readers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brossoie, Nancy; Roberto, Karen A.; Barrow, Katie M.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain insight into public awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) in late life by how individuals respond to incidents of IPV reported in the newspaper. Design and Methods: Using grounded theory techniques, online news items covering 24 incidents of IPV in late life, and the reader comments posted to…

  6. Semantic anomaly detection in online data sources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Orna Raz; Philip Koopman; Mary Shaw

    2002-01-01

    Much of the software we use for everyday purposes incorporates elements developed and maintained by someone other than the developer. These elements include not only code and databases but also dynamic data feeds from online data sources. Although everyday software is not mission critical, it must be dependable enough for practical use. This is limited by the dependability of the

  7. In Search of Hyperlocal News: An Examination of the Organizational, Technological and Economic Forces that Shape 21st Century Approaches to Independent Online Journalism

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horning, Michael

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, many popular media reports have observed a new phenomenon in news known as hyperlocal online news. While some accounts suggest that hyperlocal is different from community news in that it focuses on news at the neighborhood level or on areas that are often less frequently covered by the mainstream media, little research has…

  8. News Stands - 2 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2009-01-01

    The news industry is undergoing changes in the digital age. News has already been presented online by traditional and Web-based news organizations. This study examines how traditional and Web-based news organizations differ in agenda setting...

  9. Identifying Sources of Bias in Agricultural News Reporting.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitaker, B. Kathryn; Dyer, James E.

    2000-01-01

    Articles from 1987-1996 issues of Farm Journal, Progressive Farmer, Successful Farming, Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report were analyzed, revealing lack of depth in reporting environmental and food safety issues and few presentation differences between agricultural and news publications. However, news magazines' artwork often conveyed…

  10. New Approach for Automated Categorizing and Finding Similarities in Online Persian News

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Naser Ezzati Jivan; Mahlagha Fazeli; Khadije Sadat Yousefi

    \\u000a The Web is a great source of information where data are stored in different formats, e.g., web-pages, archive files and images.\\u000a Algorithms and tools which automatically categorize web-pages have wide applications in real-life situations. A web-site which\\u000a collects news from different sources can be an example of such situations. In this paper, an algorithm for categorizing news\\u000a is proposed. The

  11. SIGACT news online algorithms column 13: 2007 - an offine perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marek Chrobak

    2008-01-01

    This is a survey of last year's work on online competitive algorithms. The survey covers only conference papers, including those from SODA, FOCS, STOC, STACS, COCOON, ISAAC, ESA, ICALP, WAOA, and ISAAC. I tried to focus on research directly dealing with competitive analysis, and in many cases I had to make judgment calls, whether to include them or not. My

  12. Online sources of herbal product information.

    PubMed

    Owens, Christopher; Baergen, Ralph; Puckett, Derek

    2014-02-01

    Herbal products are commonly used to treat clinical conditions and are often purchased online without the supervision of a healthcare provider. The use of herbals remains controversial because of widespread exaggerated claims of clinical efficacy and safety. We conducted an online search of 13 common herbals (including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, green tea, kava, saw palmetto, and St John's wort) and reviewed the top 50 Web sites for each using a Google search. We analyzed clinical claims, warnings, and other safety information. A total of 1179 Web sites were examined. Less than 8% of retail sites provided information regarding potential adverse effects, drug interactions, and other safety information; only 10.5% recommended consultation with a healthcare professional. Less than 3% cited scientific literature to accompany their claims. Key safety information is still lacking from many online sources of herbal information. Certain nonretail site types may be more reliable, but physicians and other healthcare professionals should be aware of the variable quality of these sites to help patients make more informed decisions. PMID:24290486

  13. PRINT CLOSE News and Features News

    E-print Network

    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    PRINT » CLOSE » News and Features News News New finding may unlock secrets of BRCA mutations of BRCA mutations :: Print Preview 8/24/2010http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/news/News, University of California, Davis. ACS News Center stories are provided as a source of cancer-related news

  14. News 

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    NEWS 347 News Seventeenth-Century Imprints on the Antiquarian Book Market Brett-Smith Library Auction, Sotheby?s (Spring, 2004) The John R.B. Brett-Smith Library, a collection long distinguished for its holdings in early-modern English books...- lows, Pembroke College, Oxford, to Sir John Benet; fetched ?9000 from a ?Continental dealer.? * Sale figures cited here include the usual surcharge or buyer?s premium. 348 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS George Herbert and Richard Crashaw. Two works in one...

  15. News.

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    256 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies General Editor: Michele Marrapodi Advisory Editors: Keir Elam and Robert Henke This new book series analyses early modern... agendas, creating new forms, and stretching the Renais- sance practice of contaminatio to achieve, even unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of alien cultures. NEWS 257 The series welcomes both single-author studies...

  16. News.

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 369 THE HARTLIB PAPERS SECOND EDITION A Complete Text and Image Database of the Papers of SAMUEL HARTLIB (c.1600-1662) Held in Sheffield University Library. Samuel Hartlib occupies a unique place in the intellectual history of seventeenth... and intellectual history. The second edition of the Hartlib Papers now includes major additional materials from other collections. See www.shef.ac.uk/hronline. 370 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Starting in the academic year 2002-2003, the University of Amsterdam (dept...

  17. News 

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    2008-01-01

    118 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams St., Chicago December 28, 2007 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne.... Lewalski and John Rogers. 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-7 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of the members of the society who are recently deceased: Kelsie NEWS 119 Harder, Gregory...

  18. News 

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    Dickson, Donald et. al

    2009-01-01

    news 89 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) December 28, 2008 The officers... members are Barbara K. Lewalski and John Rogers. 90 seventeenth-century news 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-8 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of recently deceased members...

  19. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 185 ? The Milton Society of America Approximately seventy-one members and guests attended the annual dinner and meeting of the Milton Society of America on December 28, 2001, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Achsah... as Honored Scholar of the society by Edward Jones of Oklahoma State University. 186 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Labriola announced the two open meetings of the society at MLA ?02 in New York City. The first, with Annabel Patterson presiding, is ?Milton...

  20. News

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    Dickson, Donald R., ed.

    2007-01-01

    NEWS 101 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2006 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) The officers... are printed on pages 7-10 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of 102 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS the members of the society who are recently deceased: Margaret Byard, Harrison T. Meserole, Kenneth Hovey, William B. Hunter, James D. Simmonds. Labriola...

  1. News

    E-print Network

    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    NEWS 369 THE HARTLIB PAPERS SECOND EDITION A Complete Text and Image Database of the Papers of SAMUEL HARTLIB (c.1600-1662) Held in Sheffield University Library. Samuel Hartlib occupies a unique place in the intellectual history of seventeenth... and intellectual history. The second edition of the Hartlib Papers now includes major additional materials from other collections. See www.shef.ac.uk/hronline. 370 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Starting in the academic year 2002-2003, the University of Amsterdam (dept...

  2. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    256 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies General Editor: Michele Marrapodi Advisory Editors: Keir Elam and Robert Henke This new book series analyses early modern... agendas, creating new forms, and stretching the Renais- sance practice of contaminatio to achieve, even unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of alien cultures. NEWS 257 The series welcomes both single-author studies...

  3. Network news coverage of obesity in two time periods: an analysis of issues, sources, and frames.

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    Gearhart, Sherice; Craig, Clay; Steed, Chaille

    2012-01-01

    Obesity is an epidemic plaguing American society. The current study adds to a growing body of framing research as it examines the portrayal of obesity on television network news in two 5-year time periods, 1995-1999 and 2005-2009. Through content analysis of TV news transcripts from three networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS), this study analyzed episodic-thematic frames, issues, and sources. Results revealed the amount of obesity-related news coverage increased along with thematically framed stories. The use of politicians, affected others, supporters, and others as sources increased, but experts and those struggling with obesity remained primary sources. Changes in the proportion of issues discussed revealed significant decreases in the discussion of genetic causes and personal stories. Results reflect the societal impact of obesity and indicate the ways in which obesity is perceived by the public through network news. Findings provide insight for media advocacy opportunities and contribute to research on framing and obesity. PMID:22236324

  4. Earned Media and Public Engagement With CDC’s "Tips From Former Smokers" Campaign: An Analysis of Online News and Blog Coverage

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    Kornfield, Rachel; Szczypka, Glen; Vera, Lisa; Emery, Sherry

    2015-01-01

    Background In March 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign. At a cost of US $54 million, “Tips from Former Smokers” (Tips) ran for 3 months across multiple media, depicting the suffering experienced by smokers and their families in graphic detail. The potential impact and reach of the Tips campaign was not limited to that achieved through paid media placements. It was also potentially extended through “earned media”, including news and blog coverage of the campaign. Such coverage can shape public understanding of and facilitate public engagement with key health issues. Objective To better understand the contribution of earned media to the public’s engagement with health issues in the current news media environment, we examined the online “earned media” and public engagement generated by one national public health campaign. Methods We constructed a purposive sample of online media coverage of the CDC’s 2012 Tips from Former Smokers television campaign, focusing on 14 influential and politically diverse US news outlets and policy-focused blogs. We identified relevant content by combining campaign and website-specific keywords for 4 months around the campaign release. Each story was coded for content, inclusion of multimedia, and measures of audience engagement. Results The search yielded 36 stories mentioning Tips, of which 27 were focused on the campaign. Story content between pieces was strikingly similar, with most stories highlighting the same points about the campaign’s content, cost, and potential impact. We saw notable evidence of audience engagement; stories focused on Tips generated 9547 comments, 8891 Facebook “likes”, 1027 tweets, and 505 story URL shares on Facebook. Audience engagement varied by story and site, as did the valence and relevance of associated audience comments. Comments were most oppositional on CNN and most supportive on Yahoo. Comment coding revealed approximately equal levels of opposition and support overall. We identified four common arguments among oppositional comments: government intrusion on personal behaviors, problematic allocation of governmental spending, questionable science, and challenges regarding campaign efficacy. Supportive comments tended to convey personal stories and emotions. Conclusions The Tips campaign received limited coverage on either online news or blog sources, but the limited number of stories generated engagement among online audiences. In addition to the content and volume of blog and news coverage, audience comments and websites’ mechanisms for sharing stories via social media are likely to determine the influence of online earned media. In order to facilitate meaningful evaluation of public health campaigns within the rapidly advancing media environment, there is a need for the public health community to build consensus regarding collection and assessment of engagement data. PMID:25604520

  5. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    NEO-LATIN NEWS 161 of Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, for the travels and diversions which molded a great man in antiquity foreshadow in turn the ones that made a great Renaissance pope. One cannot help but rejoice in the acceleration of the I Tatti... Renaissance Library?s publishing program, and hope that the new pace might continue and bring us more books like these, each a model of scholarly excellence and accessibility to the educated general reader. (Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M University) NEWS...

  6. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    132 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2004 Secretary: A. C. Labriola Labriola@duq.edu The officers and Executive Committee met in a preliminary session at 4... of their works, one for each member of the committee. NEWS 133 SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announcements were printed on pages 4-5 of the annual booklet. He announced the names of the members of the society who are recently deceased: David...

  7. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2006-01-01

    NEWS 147 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Marriott Metro Center, 775 12 th St. NW, Washington, D. C. December 28, 2005 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola... of the Executive Committee are urged to be in con- tact with Benet to nominate Miltonists to serve on the committee. 148 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS 4. SECRETARY?S REPORT. Labriola indicated that his announce- ments are printed on pages 5-6 of the annual booklet...

  8. Afring News online 38:24-27, 2009 A decade of tern ringing at Mile 4 salt pans, Namibia

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    24 Afring News online 38:24-27, 2009 A decade of tern ringing at Mile 4 salt pans, Namibia Mark Boorman felix@mweb.com.na The Mile 4 Salt Pans are a series of man-made pans created for the harvesting of salt for human consumption, situated just north of Swakopmund. These pans host resident birds, intra

  9. NewsInEssence: Summarizing Online News Topics Dragomir Radev Jahna Otterbacher Adam Winkel Sasha Blair-Goldensohn

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    Radev, Dragomir R.

    Blair-Goldensohn Introduction These days, Internet users are frequently turning to the Web for news be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of news. For a reader interested in a given topic, this overload threatens clusters of related articles, allowing readers to easily find all stories on a given topic. However

  10. News.

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    Dickson, Donald R., ed.

    2007-01-01

    NEWS 101 Proceedings of the Milton Society of America Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia December 28, 2006 Secretary: A. C. Labriola, Dept. of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (E mail: Labriola@duq.edu) The officers... for President; Kristin Pruitt for Vice President; and William Shullenberger and Nicholas von Maltzahn for three-year membership (2007-2009) on the Executive Committee, suc- ceeding Gardner Campbell and Angelica Duran. 2. TREASURER?S REPORT. Benet indicated...

  11. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-09-01

    Belfast: On the next level above Galileo Wales: 2nd All Wales Physics Teachers Meeting England: Good afternoon Natural Philosphers... Communication: Posters win prizes Careers: Physics On Course 2004 Visits: Refreshing Physics Sport: Cheating at baseball Physics on Stage: Polish performance Space: Forces that affect GPS satellites New Zealand: It’s not All Black News these days New Initiatives: NOISE Physics on Stage 3: Lively stars heading for ESA

  12. Understanding Public Perceptions of the HPV Vaccination Based on Online Comments to Canadian News Articles

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    Feinberg, Yael; Pereira, Jennifer A.; Quach, Susan; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Crowcroft, Natasha S.; Wilson, Sarah E.; Guay, Maryse; Lei, Yang; Deeks, Shelley L.

    2015-01-01

    Background Given the variation in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage across Canada, and debate regarding delivery of HPV vaccines in Catholic schools, we studied online comments on Canadian news websites to understand public perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccine. Methods We searched English- and French-language Canadian news websites for 2012 articles that contained the terms “HPV” or “human papillomavirus.” Articles about HPV vaccinations that contained at least one comment were included. Two researchers independently coded comments, analyzing them for emerging themes. Results We identified 3073 comments from 1198 individuals in response to 71 news articles; 630 (52.6%) individuals expressed positive sentiments about HPV vaccination (2.5 comments/individual), 404 (33.7%) were negative (3.0 comments/individual), 34 (2.8%) were mixed (1.5 comments/individual) and 130 (10.8%) were neutral (1.6 comments/individual). Vaccine-supportive commenters believed the vaccine is safe and effective. Common themes in negative comments included concerns regarding HPV vaccine safety and efficacy, distrust of pharmaceutical companies and government, and belief that school-age children are too young for HPV vaccine. Many comments focused on whether the Catholic Church has the right to inform health policy for students, and discussion often evolved into debates regarding HPV and sexual behaviour. We noted that many individuals doubted the credibility of vaccine safety information. Conclusion The majority of commenters do not appear to be against HPV vaccination, but public health messaging that focuses on both the vaccine’s safety profile, and its use as a means to prevent cancer rather than sexually transmitted HPV infection may facilitate its acceptance. PMID:26053866

  13. Networked tactics for gender representation in the news

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    Matias, J. Nathan (Jorge Nathan)

    2013-01-01

    This thesis presents research on gender disparities in online news, followed with three open source designs that attempt to address those disparities. Open Gender Tracker is a platform that applies automated gender analysis ...

  14. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-07-01

    AWARDS Presentations to top students; PHYSICS IN PRIMARY SCIENCE Amaze and inspire; WEB RESOURCES PhysicsClub goes live; EVENTS GIREP develops thinking; RESEARCH FRONTIERS Carbon dating may not run to time; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Vocational qualifications; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Flanders gears up for curriculum change; EXHIBITIONS Building the Universe; EVENTS Physics Discipline Network VII; SPECIAL NEWS FEATURE Progress in UK post-16 courses; Teaching Advancing Physics... the story so far; An outside observer's view of Advancing Physics; Student views of SHAP; Results from the SHAP pilot: successful and girl-friendly; AWARDS Royal visit to publisher;

  15. Novel Chemistry At Work -Parrot's Vibrant Red Colors News Source: Arizona State University

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Novel Chemistry At Work - Parrot's Vibrant Red Colors News Source: Arizona State University TEMPE, Ariz. Parrots, long a favorite pet animal, are attractive to owners because of their vibrant colors. But those colors may mean more to parrots than what meets the eye. For more than a century, biochemists have

  16. Science BlogScince Blog: Science news straight from the source

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    Suslick, Kenneth S.

    Science BlogScince Blog: Science news straight from the source About· Our Bloggers· Books for explosive chemicals by bjs on 19. Oct, 2010 in Blog Entry CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois chemists of 7Sniffing out shoe bombs: A new and simple sensor for explosive chemicals | Science Blog 10

  17. New Mechanism For The Amygdala In Fear Recognition News Source: University Of Iowa

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    Gosselin, Frédéric

    New Mechanism For The Amygdala In Fear Recognition News Source: University Of Iowa A look of fear on another person's face is instantly recognizable. The split-second ability of the amygdala, a small, almond-shaped structure deep in the brain, distinguishes fear in facial expressions. In particular, the amygdala relies

  18. Source: Golf Cart Manufacturer's Operators Manual; NC Fire Prevention Code Section 309 Safety News Alert

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    McLaughlin, Richard M.

    Source: Golf Cart Manufacturer's Operators Manual; NC Fire Prevention Code Section 309 Safety News Alert Golf Carts ­ Prevent Fire Hazards Fire UNC Chapel Hill ­ July 7, 2014 General Combustible. Minimally, a 5 pound ABC fire extinguisher must be provided within 20 feet of where golf carts are stored

  19. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2006-07-01

    Einstein Year: Argentina remembers Einstein’s visit Health and Beauty: The sweet smell of fragrant molecules Austria: Physics and society top the bill Canada: Innovative teaching strategies pave the way for modern physics Publications: New online journal lets young scientists speak for themselves Forthcoming Events

  20. Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Other Badware: Information and Implications for Online Searchers.

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    Clancy, Steve

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the various forms of computer viruses and the threat they pose to online databases. Available protection programs are described, and a list of online sources of protection programs and news is provided. (14 references) (CLB)

  1. SciCentral: Engineering News

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    Dr. Guy Orgambide, SciCentral.com

    This site provides links to engineering-related news articles from a variety of outlets and journals. Sources featured on the site must be freely accessible to online readers and are ranked by the editors based on reliability, timeliness, extent of coverage, multidisciplinary coverage, follow-up, and presentation. The main page features links to the day's headlines, a listing of the editors' top five resources for engineering news coverage, and a selection of tools and resources, including a literature search; online tools and references such as unit conversion tools and a language translation tool; and links to journals and databases, career information, and conferences.

  2. How Online Citizen Journalism Publications and Online Newspapers Utilize the Objectivity Standard and Rely on External Sources

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    Serena Carpenter

    2008-01-01

    This research utilizes Shoemaker and Reese's Hierarchy of Influences to understand how routines influence online citizen journalism and online newspaper content. Reliance on routines affects the diversity of content publicly available. Overall, online daily newspaper journalists were more likely to rely on routines than online citizen journalists. Newspaper journalists relied more heavily on external sources, while citizen journalists used more

  3. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2004-11-01

    Astronomy: Trust founder receives heavenly honour Africa: UK teaching methods make the difference in Rwandan schools Spaced Out: UK-based scale model places Jodrell Bank at the centre of our solar system Teaching Support: Teacher Network makes its mark in the classroom Correction Art on Stage: Galileo lacks momentum Meeting: Teachers are inspired by US gathering Online Study: PPLATO Foundation promotes new avenue to university study Conference: GIREP '04 creates atmosphere of 'curiosity and enthusiasm' Meeting: SonSD meeting allows exchange of teaching ideas Competition: Win a digital camera! Physics in Perspective: Events highlight how rewarding physics can be Meeting: ASE conference to deliver the best of Physics Education

  4. PBS Online NewsHour Extra: Science and Technology Resources for Teachers and Educators

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Gateway to lesson plans, NewsHour Extra stories written for students, and NewsHour's In-Depth Coverage packages: news stories with related interactives and lesson plans on such topics as stem-cell research, earthquakes and hurricanes, nanotechnology, Mars exploration, and coral reefs.

  5. Maintaining a News Perspective Remotely through Online Information Retrieval: Task-Based Web Experiences of Foreign News Correspondents

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    Lin, Kuanyuh Tony

    2009-01-01

    A two-stage mixed methods approach was used to examine how foreign correspondents stationed in the United States use World Wide Web technology to maintain their news perspectives remotely. Despite emerging technology playing an increasingly significant role in the production of international journalism, the subject under investigation has been…

  6. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-11-01

    Resources: Online schools video library GIREP Seminar: A seminar not a conference New Teaching Resource: Free living for teachers Space: NASA proposes MEER - Momentum Exchange Electrodynamic-Reboost Electronic Teaching Materials: Superconductivity motivates need for upper secondary curriculum subjects Gifted and Talented: Seminars seek challenges Space: Comet chasing Particle Physics: Playing with single electrons Physics on Stage: Teachers explore the meaning of life Physics on Stage: Greek national event Physics on Stage: Physics on the Slovak stage Physics on Stage: Clubbing in Germany Physics on Stage: The Sun's star performance Higher Education: Physics: so refreshing USA: Broadening the Base AAPT Summer Meeting: US teachers in good form Astronomy: High school astronomy in the Czech Republic Space: Express to Mars Particle Physics: Journey to the centre of the Earth? ASE 2004: Flight from the ASE Physics Songs: A powerful melody Teacher Training: European training looks for ideal model

  7. Automatically Constructing Semantic Web Services from Online Sources

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    Russ, Thomas A.

    Automatically Constructing Semantic Web Services from Online Sources Jos´e Luis Ambite, Sirish is either already represented in RDF or OWL or is available through a Semantic Web Service. In practice, there is a tremendous amount of data on the Web that is not available through the Semantic Web. In this paper we present

  8. Evaluating Online Sources: Helping Students Determine Trustworthiness, Readability, and Usefulness

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    Baildon, Mark; Baildon, Rindi

    2012-01-01

    Increasingly, young people are interacting with information from a range of complex online sources (e.g., images, videos, websites, etc.) that inform them about content that is typically part of social studies. This makes helping students learn to become skilled careful and critical readers of all texts (from textbooks, trade books, magazines, and…

  9. Frontier News: Forest Frontiers Initiative

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Frontier News is World Resources Institute's online news service tracking "threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural forests." Updated weekly, Frontier News offers recent news articles on Africa, Asia, Europe & Russia, North & Central America, Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand), and South America. General news stories and editorials highlight frontier forests, and emphasize concerns of the Forest Frontiers Initiative.

  10. NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: Exploring Alternative Energy Sources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2006-03-19

    Our primary energy sources today are fossil fuels, which are being depleted at an alarming rate. In addition to the cost and supply issues, scientists have long warned of the environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels. This lesson on fossil fuel depletion and renewable energy involves students in class discussion, research, data analysis, and a simulation activity. They will create a project that will be used to teach others about alternative/renewable energy sources using a model, experiment, diagram, or interactive/multimedia display.

  11. News to Use

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    Mrs. Hansen

    2010-01-28

    7th grade language arts curriculum -- objective 2b. This project has students look at an online source of news. They review one article and read two others. They answer comprehension questions and look for vocabulary words to look up online as well. The following is a New York Times site with infromation about the earthquake in Haiti. Click on the site and read a little about the disaster. Look at at least four photos. New York Times article on Haiti earthquake Sometimes we miss school because of snow storms. The students in Haiti have missed many days of school ...

  12. Analyzing traditional and web-based news organizations: a science and technology news comparison of the New York Times and MSNBC News

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    Zhang, Miao

    2002-01-01

    The news industry is undergoing changes in the digital age. News has already been presented online by traditional and Web-based news organizations. This study examines how traditional and Web-based news organizations differ in agenda setting...

  13. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 175 (2008) 419429

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    Simões, Marcelo Godoy

    2008-01-01

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 175 (2008) 419­429 On-line fault; received in revised form 2 September 2007; accepted 3 September 2007 Available online 14 September 2007 of the process. The fault diagnosis is based on the on-line monitoring of variables easy to measure

  14. Building an e-news office supporting news collection from other websites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. v. Thanh; H. M. N. Hai; N. D. Hiep; P. N. Cuong

    Our main research goal is to propose a framework for and, moreover, develop a typical online newspaper office that can collect news from other websites. This office aim at small companies to help them building e-newspaper with little cost and human resource. We use an open source portal, DotNetNuke, as a base for the office and support a typical news

  15. An Update on Electronic Information Sources.

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    Ackerman, Katherine

    1987-01-01

    This review of new developments and products in online services discusses trends in travel related services; full text databases; statistical source databases; an emphasis on regional and international business news; and user friendly systems. (Author/CLB)

  16. SIGACT News Online Algorithms Column 2 Wolfgang W. Bein and Lawrence L. Larmore

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    Bein, Wolfgang

    will focus on randomized online algorithms for the well­known paging problem, where an operating system tries to the classic server problem and to other online problems as well. We will assume that an operating system has on cache positions, or whatever. In particular, we will examine trackless online algorithms for the paging

  17. Source reduction from chemical plants using on-line optimization

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    Zhang, Z.; Pike, R.W. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Hertwig, T.A. [IMC-Agrico Corp., Uncle Sam, LA (United States)] [IMC-Agrico Corp., Uncle Sam, LA (United States)

    1995-12-01

    An effective approach for source reduction in chemical plants has been demonstrated using on-line optimization with flowsheeting (ASPEN PLUS) for process optimization and parameter estimation and the Tjao-Biegler algorithm implemented in a mathematical programming language (GAMS/MINOS) for data reconciliation and gross error detection. Results for a Monsanto sulfuric acid plant with a Bailey distributed control system showed a 25% reduction in the sulfur dioxide emissions and a 17% improvement in the profit over the current operating conditions. Details of the methods used are described.

  18. 04/25/2007 10:32 AMInto the deep: Robots explore Earth's hidden depths -Independent Online Edition > Science & Technology Page 1 of 3http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/article2484219.ece

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    Arizona, University of

    25 April 2007 10:25 Home > News > World > Science & Technology Into the deep: Robots explore Earth04/25/2007 10:32 AMInto the deep: Robots explore Earth's hidden depths - Independent Online Edition > Science & Technology Page 1 of 3http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/article2484219.ece

  19. Online Learning References (including selected sources of research supporting best practices).

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    New Mexico, University of

    Online Learning References (including selected sources of research supporting best practices). 1 and Online Learning (2nd ed. 2005). This practical guide contains many concrete suggestions (and examples) for day-to-day online learning. Moving beyond distance learning as a platform for course content. Reeves

  20. Web Mining for Open Source Intelligence

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    Clive Best

    2008-01-01

    Web mining for open source intelligence is the retrieval, extraction and analysis of information from on-line Internet sites. There are two separate applications areas this paper will review, namely live news-monitoring and targeted topic based data mining. Most newspapers and news agencies have Web sites with live updates on unfolding events, opinions and perspectives on world events. Most governments monitor

  1. Fall Meeting science covered widely in news and social media

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    Weiss, Peter

    2012-02-01

    Journalists found a lot to report about at the 2011 Fall Meeting, which has so far generated about 1800 stories in news outlets worldwide. More than 135 reporters covered the meeting, representing a broad range of print, online, and broadcast news sources in the United States, Europe, and Japan. To assist those reporters, AGU staff conducted and Web-streamed an unprecedented 25 press events at the meeting—mostly press conferences bringing together scientists presenting newsworthy fndings and journalists eager for stories.

  2. News Desk

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Easily customized for a variety of preferences, News Desk is a helpful way to stay in touch with hundreds of news sources. The application is a RSS headline reader, reading headlines from thousands of sources in 25 different languages. Users can search for headlines with keyword searches and age filters, along with the ability to send headlines using emails. The program's main Web site also feature five tutorials that assist users who want to utilize the full capabilities of the application. News Desk is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher.

  3. EarthEd Online: Open Source Online Software to Support Large Courses

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    Prothero, W. A.

    2003-12-01

    The purpose of the EarthEd Online software project is to support a modern instructional pedagogy in a large, college level, earth science course. It is an ongoing development project that has evolved in a large general education oceanography course over the last decade. Primary goals for the oceanography course are to support learners in acquiring a knowledge of science process, an appreciation for the relevance of science to society, and basic content knowledge. In order to support these goals, EarthEd incorporates: a) integrated access to various kinds of real earth data (and links to web-based data browsers), b) online discussions, live chat, with integrated graphics editing, linking, and upload, c) online writing, reviewing, and grading, d) online homework assignments, e) on demand grade calculation, and f) instructor grade entry and progress reports. The software was created using Macromedia Director. It is distributed to students on a CDROM and updates are downloaded and installed automatically. Data browsers for plate tectonics relevant data ("Our Dynamic Planet"), a virtual exploration of the East Pacific Rise, the World Ocean Atlas-98, and a fishing simulation game are integrated with the EarthEd software. The system is modular which allows new capabilities, such as new data browsers, to be added. Student reactions to the software are positive overall. They are especially appreciative of the on demand grade computation capability. The online writing, commenting and grading is particularly effective in managing the large number of papers that get submitted. The TA's grade the papers, but the instructor can provide feedback to them as they grade the papers, and a record is maintained of all comments and rubric item grades. Commenting is made easy by simply "dragging" a selection of pre-defined comments into the student's text. Scoring is supported by an integrated scoring rubric. All assignments, rubrics, etc. are configured in text files that are downloaded from the course web server. Students rate the writing assignments as the most effective learning activity in the course. This project is in an evaluation and dissemination phase. An open source model is planned for distribution. For documentation and information about the EarthEd team, see: http://oceanography.geol.ucsb.edu/Collab/software.html

  4. Adolescent Health Literacy: The Importance of Credible Sources for Online Health Information

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    Ghaddar, Suad F.; Valerio, Melissa A.; Garcia, Carolyn M.; Hansen, Lucy

    2012-01-01

    Background: Little research has examined adolescent health literacy and its relationship with online health information sources. The purpose of this study is to explore health literacy among a predominantly Hispanic adolescent population and to investigate whether exposure to a credible source of online health information, MedlinePlus[R], is…

  5. wikiFeed: Keeping Wiki Content Current via News Sources Rachel Adams, Alex Kuntz, Morgan Marks, William Martin, David R. Musicant

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    Musicant, Dave

    wikiFeed: Keeping Wiki Content Current via News Sources Rachel Adams, Alex Kuntz, Morgan Marks and reliable information in a wiki can be challenging · wikiFeed assists wiki contributors with this task · Helps users track news, makes recommendations as to where content should be integrated into wiki

  6. Commendations for Nature News & Comment in the 2012 Online Media AwardsFind out more Ewen Callaway

    E-print Network

    Pfrender, Michael

    NATURE | NEWS Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age Genome study may explain links between paternal that eluded Haldane. Moreover, a study published in Nature finds that the age at which a father sires children as they age : Nature News & Comment 8/23/2012http://www.nature.com/news/fathers-bequeath-more-mutations-as-they-age

  7. Differential Recall in the Diffusion of the News from a Television vs a Newspaper Source.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cronin, Mary M.; De Fleur, Melvin L.

    Since large segments of the population receive information about what is happening in society only by word-of-mouth, it is important to know if completeness of the news story individuals retain is in some way dependent on the medium that first released the news. To examine this question a study utilized a strategy developed for the experimental…

  8. Latin America Online: Best Databases for News, Business and Current Affairs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levison, Andrew

    1993-01-01

    Provides an overview of databases that include the best information about Latin America. Highlights include problems with using "Latin America" as a search concept; Latin American information on DIALOG; the dominance of TEXTLINE among the major newswires; comparisons between DIALOG and other online services; specialized Latin American databases;…

  9. Finding News Curators in Twitter Janette Lehmann

    E-print Network

    Lalmas, Mounia

    Finding News Curators in Twitter Janette Lehmann Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain jnt@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT Users interact with online news in many ways, one of them being sharing content through online it to an interested au- dience ranging from thousands to millions. These users are news curators, and are the main

  10. In the News Sunday, January 16, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    IN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. 01/16/2011 America's News HQ - Fox News Channel Text CASEY STEGALL IS LIVE AT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN TUCSON. 01/16/2011 America's News HQ - Fox News Channel Text Rep. Giffords BusinessWeek - Online Text | View Clip Giffords Is Making Steady Progress, Gillibrand Tells NBC 01

  11. A Latent Source Model for Online Collaborative Filtering

    E-print Network

    Bresler, Guy

    Despite the prevalence of collaborative filtering in recommendation systems, there has been little theoretical development on why and how well it works, especially in the “online” setting, where items are recommended to ...

  12. In The News Monday, January 24, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    CENTER IN TUCSON TO THAT NEW HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON WENT FLAWLESSLY. 01/24/2011 Fox 25 Morning News - KOKH shooting pleas 01/24/2011 Today Show - NBC News Network - Online Text | View Clip Doctors: Giffords improve

  13. eFinancial News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    eFinancial News is the Web-based version of the reputable print publication Financial News, one of the leading sources of news and information about investment banking, securities, and fund management in Europe. Along with much of the content from Financial News, the site also contains a news service of up-to-date securities news and information. The most current news stories are posted on the main page, and subject-specific news sections are available on the left side of the screen. After a painless, free registration, users have access to the content of the entire site, including a searchable archive of past feature articles; People Moves, a "comprehensive database of industry job moves"; and career information. Registered users may also choose to sign up for a variety of email alerts.

  14. An Online Platform for Resources and Collaborative Research on Earthquake Source

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thingbaijam, K. S.; Mai, P. M.

    2013-12-01

    We develop the online platform http://equake-rc.info for collaborative research on earthquake sources. The platform has three main features: (1) finite-fault earthquake source models (SRCMOD) database, (2) Source Inversion Validation (SIV) Benchmarks and its Wiki, and (3) software Codes for Earthquake Rupture and ground-motion Simulation (CERS). SRCMOD collects and disseminates source models of past earthquakes. SIV aims at benchmarking the current state-of-the-art in earthquake source inversions and developing robust approaches to quantify uncertainties in the source models. CERS currently has three software packages. These include 'RupGen' for generating synthetic earthquake rupture models, 'Stress2Slip' for computing on-fault static stress changes corresponding to a slip distribution, and 'BB-Simulation' for computing and integrating high frequency synthetics with low frequency waveforms to generate hybrid broadband seismograms. We envision that this online platform will be useful in advancing research on earthquake source processes and earthquake engineering.

  15. How can educational technology facilitate student engagement with online primary sources? : A user needs assessment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thea Lindquist; Holley Long

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The authors received a grant to develop a digital educational tool to facilitate student engagement with online primary sources. Students and faculty were interviewed prior to developing the tool's specifications to ensure a user-centered focus. This research paper seeks to report the results of a user needs assessment that explored students' use of primary sources and their learning

  16. Geographic and Source Biases in Network Television News 1982-1984.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitney, D. Charles; And Others

    Content analysis of 5,190 news stories appearing on network weekday evening newscasts between May 1982 and April 1984 reveals under- and overrepresentations of geographic/political subdivisions and of individuals representing various social groups within the United States and internationally. More specifically, on "geographic" biases, states and…

  17. JapanBizTech: The Source for Technology Business in Japan and Asia

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Japan BizTech is a source for technology and business news from Japan and Asia developed by Nikkei Business Publications. It covers the latest news and research breakthroughs in the communications, electronics and computer industries in Japan and other Asian countries. An online directory for technology and business contacts throughout Asia in banking, communications, transport equipment and wholesale is available at the site.

  18. Online recursive independent component analysis for real-time source separation of high-density EEG.

    PubMed

    Hsu, Sheng-Hsiou; Mullen, Tim; Jung, Tzyy-Ping; Cauwenberghs, Gert

    2014-01-01

    Online Independent Component Analysis (ICA) algorithms have recently seen increasing development and application across a range of fields, including communications, biosignal processing, and brain-computer interfaces. However, prior work in this domain has primarily focused on algorithmic proofs of convergence, with application limited to small `toy' examples or to relatively low channel density EEG datasets. Furthermore, there is limited availability of computationally efficient online ICA implementations, suitable for real-time application. This study describes an optimized online recursive ICA algorithm (ORICA), with online recursive least squares (RLS) whitening, for blind source separation of high-density EEG data. It is implemented as an online-capable plugin within the open-source BCILAB (EEGLAB) framework. We further derive and evaluate a block-update modification to the ORICA learning rule. We demonstrate the algorithm's suitability for accurate and efficient source identification in high density (64-channel) realistically-simulated EEG data, as well as real 61-channel EEG data recorded by a dry and wearable EEG system in a cognitive experiment. PMID:25570830

  19. NewsExplorer - combining various text analysis tools to allow multilingual news linking and exploration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralf Steinberger; Bruno Pouliquen

    2008-01-01

    NewsExplorer (http:\\/\\/press.jrc.it\\/NewsExplorer) is a freely accessible, multilingual online application for news aggregation, analysis and exploration. It processes an average of about 30,000 news articles per day, gathered from about 1,400 news portals on the web. For each of the 19 lan- guages covered, it groups related articles every day into clusters, extracts names of persons, organisa- tions and locations from

  20. Source Dependence and Story Production: A Comparison of Religion News Coverage by Specialists and Non-specialists at Three Newspapers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buddenbaum, Judith M.

    A study was conducted to compare the news reporting of religion specialists and nonspecialists at three major metropolitan newspapers. Representing different news policies and structural constraints, 1,164 religion news items from the "New York Times," Minneapolis "Star," and the Richmond (Virginia) "Times-Dispatch" were content analyzed from June…

  1. Television News as a Source of Information: What Gets Across and What Doesn't. A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sahin, Haluk; And Others

    Seeking to uncover some of the factors involved in the comprehension of televised news, a study examined the responses of 425 television news viewers to questions about a news story appearing on a national network's evening newscast. The subjects were asked to name the stories they recalled from the newscast. Then the respondents' recall of the…

  2. A Cross-Cultural Experiment on How Well Audiences Remember News Stories from Newspaper, Computer, Television, and Radio Sources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Facorro, Luis Buceta; Defleur, Melvin L.

    1993-01-01

    Examines recall of brief news stories by Spanish and American university students. Finds that subjects in both societies were virtually identical in their overall ability to recall news stories and that each of the two groups remembered the news stories presented by the four media (newspaper, computer screen, television, or radio) in markedly…

  3. What Does the Eye See? Reading Online Primary Source Photographs in History

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levesque, Stephane; Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Corrigan, Julie

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory study looks at how a sample of preservice teachers and historians read visuals in the context of school history. The participants used eye tracking technology and think-aloud protocol, as they examined a series of online primary source photographs from a virtual exhibit. Voluntary participants (6 students and 2 professional…

  4. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 179 (2008) 274279

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    . These results demonstrate that power output can be maintained during reactor scale-up; increasing the anodeAvailable online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 179 (2008) 274­279 Short & Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China Received 14 December 2007; received

  5. ON-LINE MEASUREMENT OF NITROUS OXIDE FROM COMBUSTION SOURCES BY AUTOMATED GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses on-line measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O) from combustion sources by automated gas chromatography. ossil fuel combustion is suspected of contributing to measured increases in the ambient concentrations of N2O. haracterization of N2O emissions from fossil fuel...

  6. Papaya genome project bears fruit : Nature News http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080423/full/news.2008.772.html 1 of 2 4/24/2008 7:05 PM

    E-print Network

    Alam, Maqsudul

    Papaya genome project bears fruit : Nature News http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080423/full/news.2008.772.html 1 of 2 4/24/2008 7:05 PM Punchstock Papaya: Hawaii's 5th largest crop. Published online 23 April 2008 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2008.772 News Papaya genome project bears fruit Hawaiian

  7. Transient News Crowds in Social Media Janette Lehmann1

    E-print Network

    Lalmas, Mounia

    Transient News Crowds in Social Media Janette Lehmann1 , Carlos Castillo2 , Mounia Lalmas3 , Ethan themselves of the latest news through online news services. This is further accentuated by the increasingly seamless integration of social network plat- forms such as Twitter and Facebook into news websites, al

  8. In The News Wednesday, October 6 , 2010

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    In The News Wednesday, October 6 , 2010 Study: Hands-only CPR works best 10/06/2010 Belleville News-Democrat - Online View Clip Study advocates hands- only CPR 10/06/2010 Boston Globe - Online View Clip Study: CPR minus the 'yuck' works 10/06/2010 Bryan-College Station Eagle, The View Clip Study: Hands-only CPR can

  9. Renewable Energy News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Renewable Energy News is a comprehensive source which provides world-wide updates on all aspects of renewable energies. The site provides links to organizations and web directories of related products and information. The site is organized in a user-friendly way with issues organized by topic or region. Science, technology, economy energy, and nuclear review are highlighted areas of news.

  10. Personalized News Video Recommendation Hangzai Luo1

    E-print Network

    Fan, Jianping

    Personalized News Video Recommendation Hangzai Luo1 , Jianping Fan1 , Daniel A. Keim2 , and Shin to support personalized news video recommendation. First, multi-modal information sources for news videos are seamlessly integrated and synchronized to achieve more reliable news topic detection, and the contexts

  11. Incremental visual text analytics of news story development

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Krstajic, Milos; Najm-Araghi, Mohammad; Mansmann, Florian; Keim, Daniel A.

    2012-01-01

    Online news sources produce thousands of news articles every day, reporting on local and global real-world events. New information quickly replaces the old, making it difficult for readers to put current events in the context of the past. Additionally, the stories have very complex relationships and characteristics that are difficult to model: they can be weakly or strongly connected, or they can merge or split over time. In this paper, we present a visual analytics system for exploration of news topics in dynamic information streams, which combines interactive visualization and text mining techniques to facilitate the analysis of similar topics that split and merge over time. We employ text clustering techniques to automatically extract stories from online news streams and present a visualization that: 1) shows temporal characteristics of stories in different time frames with different level of detail; 2) allows incremental updates of the display without recalculating the visual features of the past data; 3) sorts the stories by minimizing clutter and overlap from edge crossings. By using interaction, stories can be filtered based on their duration and characteristics in order to be explored in full detail with details on demand. To demonstrate the usefulness of our system, case studies with real news data are presented and show the capabilities for detailed dynamic text stream exploration.

  12. |Low Graphics version Change edition | |About BBC News Feedback Help News Front Page

    E-print Network

    |Low Graphics version Change edition | |About BBC News Feedback Help News Front Page World UK England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Business Politics Health Education Science/Nature Technology Nuclear fusion decision 'urgent' By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent in Obninsk

  13. News & Publications

    Cancer.gov

    Published on Office of Cancer Genomics (http://ocg.cancer.gov) Home > News & Publications News & Publications [1] OCG is committed to sharing its research with the community. Stay informed by reading the latest news & publications and subscribing to

  14. Environmental News Network

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Environmental News Network (ENN) has as its primary goal to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. People can freely read articles that change daily on the latest news that affects our planet, read stories from major environmental organizations, search past stories, learn about upcoming events on the provided calendar, listen online to EarthNews Radio, and more. An example of a current in-depth article describes how fossil fuels today are depleted 100,000 times faster than they form and how, by 2010, world energy consumption is expected to increase almost 50 percent. Although the site may be slightly biased, it does provide easy access to a wealth of environmental news and information; those interested can even subscribe for email delivery of the latest ENN articles.

  15. Science News For Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2007-12-12

    This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. The content areas include atoms and forces, earth and sky, humans and health, life, and tech and math and it is appropriate for children 9-14, their parents, and their teachers.

  16. Television News as Rhetoric

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Craig R.

    1977-01-01

    Contends that television is a pre-eminent source of persuasion in American today and examines the television news reporting strategies that have succeeded in contributing to televisions persuasive impact. (MH)

  17. NEWS AND INFORMATION: UNSCEAR Report 2000: Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Monty Charles

    2001-01-01

    Since its inception in 1955 the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has periodically undertaken a broad review of the sources and the effects of ionising radiation. This latest report is in two concurrently published separate volumes. Volumes I and II provide updated reviews of sources and effects of ionising radiation respectively. A considerable amount

  18. Home > Nexxus News News Archive

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Frédéric

    Home > Nexxus News NEXXUS NEWS News Archive A SIGHT FOR FRIGHTENED EYES - SCIENTISTS REVEAL HOW WE.schyns@psy.gla.ac.uk jennifer.murray@admin.gla.ac.uk radolphs@hss.caltech.edu Back to Latest News PRIVACY POLICY. COPYRIGHT 2003 1/13/05 3:46 PMNexxus News Page 1 of 1http://www.nexxusscotland.com/news/index.html?article=104 #12;

  19. The changing information environment for nanotechnology: online audiences and content

    PubMed Central

    Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A.

    2010-01-01

    The shift toward online communication in all realms, from print newspapers to broadcast television, has implications for how the general public consumes information about nanotechnology. The goal of this study is threefold: to investigate who is using online sources for information and news about science and nanotechnology, to examine what the general public is searching for online with regards to nanotechnology, and to analyze what they find in online content of nanotechnology. Using survey data, we find those who report the Internet as their primary source of science and technology news are diverse in age, more knowledgeable about science and nanotechnology, highly educated, male, and more diverse racially than users of other media. In a comparison of demographic data on actual visits by online users to general news and science Web sites, science sites attracted more male, non-white users from the Western region of the United States than news sites did. News sites, on the other hand, attracted those with a slightly higher level of education. Our analysis of published estimates of keyword searches on nanotechnology reveals people are turning to the Internet to search for keyword searches related to the future, health, and applications of nanotechnology. A content analysis of online content reveals health content dominates overall. Comparisons of content in different types of sites—blogs, government, and general sites—are conducted. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11051-010-9860-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. PMID:21170132

  20. News Reporting and Professionalism: Some Constraints on the Reporting of the News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Soloski, John

    News professionalism is an efficient and effective means of controlling the working behavior of journalists. The norms of news professionalism determine legitimate arenas and news sources, and although journalists do not set out to report news so that the existing political and economic system is maintained, their norms end up producing stories…

  1. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Gems from the Heredity archive...............................................................

    E-print Network

    Shuster, Stephen M.

    NEWS AND COMMENTARY Gems from the Heredity archive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heredity advance online publication, 10 February 2010; doi:10.1038/hdy.2010.8 D arwin (1871) identified

  2. Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town

    E-print Network

    de Villiers, Marienne

    Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town Afring News online accepts papers containing ringing information about birds. This includes News 41:2-3 URL: http://safring.adu.org.za/afring_news_current.php Published online: 1 March 2012 -ISSN

  3. Anatomy of a News Archive and Search Engine (Optimized for Persian Web)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sayed Nasir Khalifehsoltani; Ali Vahdani; Reza Moallemi

    2009-01-01

    News search engines are a class of search engines which professionally monitor the web news. These engines usually provide their contents through extraction of news feeds. But news feeds are not fully supported by all news sources, especially the Persian ones. Another way is indexing the content of news pages where the results are less adequately accurate due to the

  4. A Cross-Cultural Experiment on How Well Audiences Remember News Stories from Newspaper, Computer, Television, and Radio Sources

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luis Buceta Facorro; Melvin L. Defleur

    1993-01-01

    This paper reports on the methods, findings, and implications of a large-scale cross-cultural experiment on audience recall of brief news stories. Subjects from Spain and from the United States were exposed, one-at-a-time and under highly controlled conditions, to one of three local spot news stories presented via either newspaper, computer screen, television, or radio. Each of the 720 subjects was

  5. Science News for Kids

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. Nicely presented and full of engaging stories with high "gee-whiz" appeal, Science News for Kids would be a great site to bookmark and visit regularly both in the classroom and at home. The content spans all scientific fields. In addition to activities and resources mentioned above, each article in this Web site includes links to related stories from the site.

  6. Medical News Today

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website presents Medical News Today, an organization based in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing "the latest news headlines from the world of medicine and healthcare today and every day." The site offers 19 pages of recent news headline lists, with each headline hyperlinked to its article (or part of its article). Most article pages contain an original URL or some other contact or source information. In addition, the article pages allow site visitors to write an opinion piece about the article, as well as view other visitors' opinions. This website also provides search engines for medical abbreviations and terms, and links to information about healthcare, conditions, and patient resources.

  7. Dynamic impacts of online reviews and other information sources on sales in panel data environment: Evidence from movie industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hao Yuan-yuan; Li Yi-jun; Ye Qiang; Zou Peng

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, with the significantly increasing impact of online reviews (a form of word-of-mouth) on consumer purchase decision, clarifying how this kind of information source influences consumer behaviors(usually represented by sales) have been exposed to more attentions in business and academic research fields. Differing from most existing studies which statically analyze relations between online reviews and sales with cross-section

  8. The equake-rc online platform: Open resources for earthquake source studies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mai, P. Martin; Thingbaijam, Kiran K. S.

    2014-05-01

    Finite-fault inversions to image earthquake source kinematics, using seismic, geodetic and other geophysical data, have become common practice for seismological studies. Although largely neglected in the past, it is imperative to study the uncertainty involved in such inversions. Earthquake source models, and the assessment of their variability and uncertainty constitute the driving factors of the equake-rc online platform. The portal at http://equake-rc.info comprises three main sites: (1) SRCMOD database: http://equake-rc.info/srcmod, (2) Source Inversion Validation (SIV) benchmarks: http://equake-rc.info/siv, and (3) Codes for Earthquake Rupture and ground-motion Simulation (CERS): http://equake-rc.info/cers. The SRCMOD database collects and disseminates rupture models of past earthquakes within an open and unified repository. The SIV benchmarks aims at investigating the current state-of-the-art in earthquake source inversions to develop robust approaches for quantifying their uncertainties. The site provides open datasets (benchmarks with varying degree of complexity), and tools for code verifications and inversion validations. The CERS site currently provides three software packages: 'RupGen' for generating synthetic earthquake rupture models, 'Slip2Stress' for computing on-fault static stress changes, and 'BB-Simulation' for computing hybrid broadband seismograms by combining high frequency synthetics with low frequency waveforms. This equake-rc platform embodies a collaborative framework for the scientific community, and provides enhanced visibility of related research results. We envision that this open resource will further promote research on earthquake source processes.

  9. First on-line results for As and F beams from HRIBF target/ion sources

    SciTech Connect

    Stracener, D.W. [Joint Inst. for Heavy Ion Research, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Carter, H.K.; Kormicki, J.; Breitenbach, J.B. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States); Blackmon, J.C. [North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Smith, M.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bardayan, D.W. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Wright Nuclear Structure Lab.

    1996-12-31

    The first on-line tests of the ion sources to provide radioactive ion beams of {sup 69,70}As and {sup 17,18}F for the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) have been performed using the UNISOR facility at HRIBF. The target/ion source is an electron beam plasma (EBP) source similar to the ISOLDE design. The measured efficiencies for {sup 69}As and {sup 70}AS were 0.5 {+-} 0.2% and 0.8 {+-} 0.3%, respectively. The arsenic hold-up time in the tested target ion source was 3.6 {+-} 0.3 hours as measured with {sup 72}As at a target temperature of 1300 {degrees}C. The measured efficiencies for {sup 17}F and {sup 18}F were 0.0052 {+-} 0.0008% and 0.06 {+-} 0.02%, respectively. The source hold-up time for fluorine was measured with Al{sup 18}F since 88% of the observed radioactive fluorine was found in this molecule. The Al{sup 18}F hold-up time was 16.4 {+-} 0.8 minutes at a target temperature of 1470 {degrees}C.

  10. The Public Sphere and Online, Independent Journalism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Beers

    2006-01-01

    The rapid evolution of online, independent journalism affords educators an opportunity to increase students' understanding of the nature and power of the news media. Drawing from Habermas's theories of the role of the public sphere in democratic discourse, the author, as founder of an online news publication, traces trends in concentrated corporate ownership of Canadian media, new forms of online

  11. Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Medical Breakthroughs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From Ivanhoe Broadcast News, this website links to an abundance of medical news stories. Articles can be found under many health categories including Alternative Health, Cardiovascular Health, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Cancer, Vision, Dental Health, and more. Articles are listed under health categories for women, men, seniors, and children as well. The site also features a News Flash section with daily updates; Medical Headlines; Special Reports; and Discussion Groups. Site visitors looking for additional information will find links to other online resources for a variety of health topics as well.

  12. Research News at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's (LBL) Public Information Department, the Research News Website contains a store of news on physics, chemistry, and life science research. Written in a layperson's language, this resource accesses current news releases and the lab's newspaper (Currents) and magazine (Research Review). The highlight of this site is the searchable Science Articles Archive which holds over 900 articles from the above-mentioned news sources. The archives include sections on Accelerator and Fusion Research, Chemical Sciences, General Physics, and X-ray Research, among many others. A "News Release Delivery Service" emails the latest LBL news to subscribers.

  13. Open-Source Learning Management System and Web 2.0 Online Social Software Applications as Learning Platforms for an Elementary School in Singapore

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tay, Lee Yong; Lim, Cher Ping; Lye, Sze Yee; Ng, Kay Joo; Lim, Siew Khiaw

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyses how an elementary-level future school in Singapore implements and uses various open-source online platforms, which are easily available online and could be implemented with minimal software cost, for the purpose of teaching and learning. Online platforms have the potential to facilitate students' engagement for independent and…

  14. In The News Monday, December 12, 2011

    E-print Network

    Arizona, University of

    In The News Monday, December 12, 2011 UMC Canine Unit 12/12/2011 KVOA-TV - Online View Clip More, founding director of the Acupuncture, Stress Medicine and Chronic Pain Program at the University of Arizona

  15. Botanical Electronic News (BEN)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The electronic newsletter BEN contains recent news about research and researchers in botany. Produced at least once a month by Dr. A. Ceska, the focus of BEN is primarily botany in British Columbia, Canada, and the adjacent Pacific Northwest (US). The BEN homepage offers users access to all issues of BEN back to 1995 (issue 115); articles vary in depth but often include links to substantial online information, such as publications, keys, or other useful resources.

  16. A Tale of Two Wars: Framing Analysis of Online News Sites in Coalition Countries and the Arab World during the Iraq War

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniela V. Dimitrova; Colleen Connolly-Ahern

    2007-01-01

    The Iraq War was a defining media event. This study used quantitative content analysis to explore the websites of prestige news media in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as Egypt and Qatar, examining both the frames used by news media in their coverage of the conflict, as well as the voices heard—and unheard—throughout the coverage. The

  17. Online data sources for regulation and remediation of chemical production, distribution, use and disposal

    SciTech Connect

    Snow, B.; Arnold, S. [Dialog Information Services, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    1995-12-01

    Environmental awareness is essential for todays corporation. Corporations have been held liable for the short-term and long-term effects of such chemicals as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and petrochemicals to name a few. Furthermore, corporations have been held accountable for disposal of wastes or by-products of chemical production. Responsibility for the environment either mandated by government agencies or done voluntarily is an economic factor for business operations. Remediation of environmental hazards on a voluntary basis has often created goodwill and a payoff for being socially responsible. Remediation also can result in new business opportunities or savings in production costs. To be environmentally aware and socially responsible, the chemist should know where to find regulatory information for countries worldwide. Using online data sources is an efficient method of seeking this information.

  18. Science News for the U.S. Hispanic Audience

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2008-02-01

    A science and health news service targeted toward the U.S. Hispanic community was launched on 23 January. ConCiencia, billed as the first Spanish-language science newswire service in the United States, provides free weekly news feeds to media targeting the U.S. Hispanic population. The news feeds, available to Spanish-language newspapers and radio stations, include newspaper features, radio segments, and online news content.

  19. Viewing and Navigating the Historical Context of News

    E-print Network

    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Viewing and Navigating the Historical Context of News E a r l J W a g n e r M I T M e d i a L a b o of News Situation Gathers and assembles info in news situation Reads looking for patterns "x kidnapped y? #12;Limitations and Next Steps Privileges particular news sources Potential to support user

  20. News Releases Media Resources

    E-print Network

    Aksay, Ilhan A.

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

  1. News by Topic News by School

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Joseph

    Headlines @Hopkins News by Topic News by School Events Open to the Public Blue Jay Sports Search the Site Contacting News Staff Receive News Via Email RSS News Feeds/ Podcasts Resources for Journalists Virtually Live@Hopkins Hopkins in the News Faculty Experts Faculty and Administrator Photos Faculty

  2. Informedia NewsOn Demand: Using Speech Recognition to Create a Digital

    E-print Network

    ­on­Demand is an application within Informedia that monitors news from TV, radio and text sources and allows the user and retrieval of television, radio and text news. The Informedia: News­on­Demand application (Hauptmann­on­Demand is a fully­automatic system that monitors TV, radio and text news and allows selective retrieval of news

  3. Informedia News-On Demand: Using Speech Recognition to Create a Digital

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    Wactlar, Howard D.

    -on-Demand is an application within Informedia that monitors news from TV, radio and text sources and allows the user and retrieval of television, radio and text news. The Informedia: News-on-Demand application (Hauptmann-on-Demand is a fully-automatic system that monitors TV, radio and text news and allows selective retrieval of news

  4. In The News Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

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    Arizona, University of

    News at 5 PM - KGUN-TV Text below Pottery sale to benefit cancer patients 11/30/2010 KOLD-TV - Online FOUND THE SAME THING. IN FACT, HIGH LEVELS COULD ACTUALLY PUT YOU AT A HIGHER RISK OF PANCREATIC CANCER's the Link? 12/01/2010 Consultant Magazine - Online View Clip Pharmacists Improve Patient-Care Teams

  5. News of the Year.

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    St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Milliot, Jim; Bing, Jonathan

    1998-01-01

    Reviews library news for 1997. Highlights public library budgets, examined by number of patrons served; Internet filters and censorship; librarians and the media; private and government funding sources; outsourcing; expectations for growth in the publishing industry, emphasizing the Asian economic crisis; and new ideas from the next generation of…

  6. Documents in the News

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    York, Grace Ann.

    1999-01-01

    The University of Michigan Government Documents center provides a Documents in the News page. Taken from official sources, this page has full text documents on such subjects as Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Bosnia, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Ebola Virus, the United Nations Conference on Women, the G7 Summit, term limits, and the Unabomber, among many others.

  7. Reader Response to Front Pages with Modular Format and Color [and] Newspaper Errors: Source Perception, Reporter Response and Some Causes. American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) News Research Report No. 35.

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    Click, J. W.; And Others

    Two studies were conducted, the first to determine reader response to newspaper front pages with modular format and color, and the second to examine source perception and reporter response to errors in news stories. Results of the first study revealed that respondents in three cities preferred modular front pages to other modern format pages and…

  8. RFID News

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    For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News maintains current news about emerging standards (including the controversial ISO 11784/85 standard), innovative applications, and general issues. Some topics covered include pet identification devices, intellectual property, and court cases involving RFID.

  9. Transponder News

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    Marsh, Mike

    Transponder News offers several articles that explore the technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) in greater detail. Topics include choosing the frequency, types of RFID systems, suppliers, trends, and technical reports. Visitors will also find links to interviews, standards, and registration for Transponder News' newsletter of site updates.

  10. Industry News

    Cancer.gov

    Myriad RBM announces Oncology MAP v2.0Myriad RBM, a former recipient of Small Business Innovations Research funding from the NCI, has recently announced the launch of OncologyMAP® v2.0. Print This Page Industry News, eProtein News and Events

  11. Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index

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    Developed as part of the online collections at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Morris Library, the Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index provides historical insight into the campus climate at this unique school. In 2006, Dr. Seymour Bryson, the associate chancellor for diversity, teamed up with several other colleagues to identify articles in the Daily Egyptian (the University's student newspaper) related to the university's historic minority campus populations. The project entailed surveying microfilm and creating searchable transcripts for online access. Currently, the online archive contains over 1,400 items from the Daily Egyptian, and content includes pieces on African American members of the homecoming court, student activists, musical groups, and student government.

  12. Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town Afring News online accepts papers containing ringing information about birds. This includes citation format: Dixon K. 2012. An uncommon Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis. Afring News 41:1 URL: http://safring.adu.org.za/afring_news

  13. Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town Afring News accepts papers containing ringing information about birds. This includes trap. Afring News 40:13-15 URL: http://safring.adu.org.za/afring_news_current.php Published online: 8

  14. Characterizing an extractive electrospray ionization (EESI) source for the online mass spectrometry analysis of organic aerosols.

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    Gallimore, Peter J; Kalberer, Markus

    2013-07-01

    Organic compounds comprise a major fraction of tropospheric aerosol and understanding their chemical complexity is a key factor for determining their climate and health effects. We present and characterize here a new online technique for measuring the detailed chemical composition of organic aerosols, namely extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS). Aerosol particles composed of soluble organic compounds were extracted into and ionized by a solvent electrospray, producing molecular ions from the aerosol with minimal fragmentation. We demonstrate here that the technique has a time resolution of seconds and is capable of making stable measurements over several hours. The ion signal in the MS was linearly correlated with the mass of aerosol delivered to the EESI source over the range tested (3-600 ?g/m(3)) and was independent of particle size and liquid water content, suggesting that the entire particle bulk is extracted for analysis. Tandem MS measurements enabled detection of known analytes in the sub-?g/m(3) range. Proof-of-principle measurements of the ozonolysis of oleic acid aerosol (20 ?g/m(3)) revealed the formation of a variety of oxidation products in good agreement with previous offline studies. This demonstrates the technique's potential for studying the product-resolved kinetics of aerosol-phase chemistry at a molecular level with high sensitivity and time resolution. PMID:23710930

  15. Quantifying discrepancies in opinion spectra from online and offline networks.

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    Lee, Deokjae; Hahn, Kyu S; Yook, Soon-Hyung; Park, Juyong

    2015-01-01

    Online social media such as Twitter are widely used for mining public opinions and sentiments on various issues and topics. The sheer volume of the data generated and the eager adoption by the online-savvy public are helping to raise the profile of online media as a convenient source of news and public opinions on social and political issues as well. Due to the uncontrollable biases in the population who heavily use the media, however, it is often difficult to measure how accurately the online sphere reflects the offline world at large, undermining the usefulness of online media. One way of identifying and overcoming the online-offline discrepancies is to apply a common analytical and modeling framework to comparable data sets from online and offline sources and cross-analyzing the patterns found therein. In this paper we study the political spectra constructed from Twitter and from legislators' voting records as an example to demonstrate the potential limits of online media as the source for accurate public opinion mining, and how to overcome the limits by using offline data simultaneously. PMID:25915931

  16. The Baghdad that Was: Using Primary Sources to Teach World History

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    Schur, Joan Brodsky

    2009-01-01

    That primary source documents have the power to bring the past alive is no news to social studies teachers. What is new in the last 10 years is the number of digitized documents available online that teachers can download and use in their classrooms. Encouraging teachers to utilize this ever-increasing treasure trove of resources was the goal of…

  17. The Public Sphere and Online, Independent Journalism

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    Beers, David

    2006-01-01

    The rapid evolution of online, independent journalism affords educators an opportunity to increase students' understanding of the nature and power of the news media. Drawing from Habermas's theories of the role of the public sphere in democratic discourse, the author, as founder of an online news publication, traces trends in concentrated…

  18. Consider the Source: Predictors of Online Citation Permanence in Communication Journals

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    Dimitrova, Daniela V.; Bugeja, Michael

    2006-01-01

    This study focuses on six leading communication journals and their use of online citations in articles published between 2000 and 2003. The study uses content analysis to explore if there is a relationship between citation characteristics and their stability. The findings show that online citations in the .gov and .org domains are more likely to…

  19. News from Online: Green Chemistry

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    Uffelman, Erich S.

    2004-01-01

    Green chemistry closely relates to energy and environmental problems, and includes the promotion of environmental friendly products and systems within the framework of renewable resources. Various websites on green chemistry are reviewed, one of which lists the 12 commandments of this particular subject.

  20. News from On-Line

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    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1997-09-01

    Hearing from readers is always a pleasure. Nicholas J. Turro emailed in reference to my June commentary (J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 621) to tell me about the history of WEB-ster (http://ep.llnl.gov/msds/orgchem/Web-sters_Org_Chem.html). Andy Goshe, an undergraduate student from Ohio University who spent last summer at Columbia University, produced the precursor of WEB-ster. Good job, Andy!

  1. News from Online: More Spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1999-09-01

    Absorption (one of three tools) (http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/Chem1A/solar/applets/absorption/ index.html).

    Evaporative cooling in a Bose-Einstein condensation ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/bec.html). Let's start with the spectrum--the electromagnetic spectrum, of course. Go to the EMSpectrum Explorer at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/EMSpectrum /emspectrum.html. Not only do you get information about wavelength, frequency, and energy, but you also get a handy converter that will calculate frequency, wavelength, and energy when one value is entered. And there is more. For example, clicking on red light of 680 nanometers reveals that mitochondria, the power plants of cells, are about the same size as this wavelength, which is also used for photosynthesis. Interesting food for thought! From the EMSpectrum Explorer, go to the Light and Energy page at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/index.html for three Colors of Light Tools. The Color from Emission tool ( http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/emission/index.html) illustrates additive color by mixing differing amounts of Red, Blue, and Green light. Then look at the Color from Absorption tool at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/absorption/index.html. The image from the applet shows the white beam and three filters. Take out the blue, green, and red components by altering the scroll bars or text boxes. The third tool, Removing Color with a Single Filter from Colored Light at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/single/index.html, uses a single filter to take out various colors. Excellent for explaining the theory behind the operation of a basic spectrometer. The Light and Energy tools module, which received support from the National Science Foundation, has been developed under the direction of the ChemLinks Coalition--headed by Beloit College; and The ModularChem Consortium, MC2, headed by the University of California at Berkeley. The Project Director is Marco Molinaro from the University of California at Berkeley; the Project Manager is Susan Walden; Susan Ketchner and Leighanne McConnaughey are also members of the team for this excellent teaching site. For your information, all of the applets will soon be moving, along with the MC2 site, but the old addresses will still work. The next place to explore is Physics 2000 at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/introduction.html. The introductory graphic is a harbinger of good things to come: move the negatively charged particle and see the water molecule spin in response to the position of the charged particle. One goal of the Physics 2000 Educational Initiative is to make physics more accessible to students and people of all ages. Sounds like a good goal for all sciences! One of the first sections is called Einstein's Legacy. Here you can find spectral lines explained in terms of team colors for rival football squads ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/index.html). Choose from 20 elements to see characteristic emission spectra. The cartoon teachers and students help explain emission spectra. Great applets compare the Bohr atom and the Schrödinger model as well as emission and absorption ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/schroedinger.html). Einstein's Legacy has many topics: X-rays and CAT Scans, Electromagnetic Waves and Particles, the Quantum Atom, Microwave Ovens, Lasers, and TV & Laptop Screens. Several topics also have sections for the advanced student. One of those advanced sections is part of the second major section of Physics 2000: The Atomic Lab. Two topics are Interference Experiments and Bose-Einstein Condensate. An applet illustrating Laser Cooling is at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000

  2. Older Adults' Use of Online and Offline Sources of Health Information and Constructs of Reliance and Self-Efficacy for Medical Decision Making.

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    Hall, Amanda K; Bernhardt, Jay M; Dodd, Virginia

    2015-07-01

    We know little about older adults' use of online and offline health information sources for medical decision making despite increasing numbers of older adults who report using the Internet for health information to aid in patient-provider communication and medical decision making. Therefore we investigated older adult users and nonusers of online and offline sources of health information and factors related to medical decision making. Survey research was conducted using random digit dialing of Florida residents' landline telephones. The Decision Self-Efficacy Scale and the Reliance Scale were used to measure relationships between users and nonusers of online health information. Study respondents were 225 older adults (age range = 50-92 years, M = 68.9, SD = 10.4), which included users (n = 105) and nonusers (n = 119) of online health information. Users and nonusers differed in frequency and types of health sources sought. Users of online health information preferred a self-reliant approach and nonusers of online health information preferred a physician-reliant approach to involvement in medical decisions on the Reliance Scale. This study found significant differences between older adult users and nonusers of online and offline sources of health information and examined factors related to online health information engagement for medical decision making. PMID:26054777

  3. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online, free · Sign up to be notified when new books are published · Purchase printed books · Purchase PDFs · Explore with our

  4. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering,

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    Sibille, Etienne

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online for free new books are published · Purchase printed books and selected PDF files Thank you for downloading

  5. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    Liszt, Harvey

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: ! Download hundreds of free books in PDF ! Read thousands of books online, free ! Sign up to be notified when new books are published ! Purchase printed books ! Purchase PDFs ! Explore with our

  6. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

    E-print Network

    Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online, free · Sign up to be notified when new books are published · Purchase printed books · Purchase PDFs · Explore with our

  7. Analyzing the Appropriateness of Internet-Based School News Programs for Social Studies Classrooms: "CNN Student News" as a Case Study

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    Journell, Wayne

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a research study on the appropriateness for social studies classrooms of "CNN Student News," a free online news program specifically aimed at middle and high school students. The author conducted a content analysis of "CNN Student News" during October 2012 and evaluated the program's content for…

  8. Franchise News & Top Ranking Franchises

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Entrepreneur.com's section on Franchise News claims to be the "Online Franchise Authority." Featured on the site is a collection of over 900 franchise opportunities, ranging from financial services to pet businesses. Browseable by name of company as well as by company sector, each franchise is described in detail, including its products or services, company background, costs and fees, number of national and international units, and corporate information. This section of Entrepreneur.com provides the news and updates about today's most successful franchises.

  9. University of Virginia Online Visual History

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A number of universities have taken great pains to place historical materials from their past online, both for scholarly purposes and as a way to allow people some window into the institution's history and development. The Scout Report is glad to report that the University of Virginia's Special Collections Library has created this rather fine online visual history collection. The photos and documents are taken from a variety of sources, including the school's own Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, its News Office, and even a few from students. Visitors can search the entire online collection, or they can also opt to view a few major image categories, such as those dedicated to athletic events and that most famous structure designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Rotunda.

  10. News From the Field For the News Media

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    Oregon, University of

    News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures NSF Current Newsletter Multimedia Gallery News Archive News by Research Area

  11. News and Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-02-01

    News from Journal House Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Many readers are trying to modify the way they teach and in so doing are trying to write new types of questions and problems. The Journal has a new online resource, the JCE Internet Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Web site, http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Resources/CQandChP/index.html . The site is a source of questions and problems that can be used in teaching and assessing conceptual understanding and problem solving in chemistry. Here you can find a library of free-response and multiple-choice conceptual questions and challenge problems, tips for writing these questions and problems, and a discussion of types of concept questions. This site is intended to be a means of sharing conceptual questions and challenge problems among chemical educators. It will be as inclusive as possible, and to achieve this readers need to share their questions and alert the authors to references or Web sites. The screen captures shown below should provide a feeling for what you will find when you visit the site. The authors, William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, welcome additions to the library of conceptual questions or other comments or suggestions. Contact them by email, fax, or regular mail. William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393. Bill: phone: 765/494-5453; fax: 765/494-0239; email: wrrobin@purdue.edu. Sue: phone: 765/494-0823; fax: 765/494-0239; email: nurrenbe@purdue.edu. fax: 765/494-0239. 1998 Ford Foundation Fellowships The National Research Council has announced the recipients of the 1998 fellowships for minority scholars. Three categories of fellowships were awarded: 50 to beginning graduate students, 33 to students writing their dissertations, and 28 to recent Ph.D. recipients. There were about 1,000 applicants. For information about the next competition contact the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, via email at infofell@nas.edu, or at http://fellowships.nas.edu. 1998 Pre-Doctoral Fellows Rafael Alcala, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Engineering Diego J. Díaz, Cornell University, Analytical Chemistry Kanya Lynn Henderson, Colorado State University, Biochemistry Félix Mario Rivas, State University of New York, Buffalo, Organic Chemistry 1998 Dissertation Fellows Kristala Lanett Jones, Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering 1998 Postdoctoral Fellows Edgardo Tabión Farinas, Yale University, Interdisciplinary Chemistry Data Base of Online Courses TeleEducation NB, a province-wide distributed distance learning network in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, has implemented an international online course database of more than 9,000 courses. The database includes public and private courses at all levels from more than 15 countries and includes only those courses that can be completed fully online. Courses vary from graduate-level engineering offerings to simple "How to" courses. The database provides access to courses and programs leading to accredited degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Professional development and personal interest courses are also included. Students can access course information by browsing subject areas or by searching specific fields. Hotlinks connect students directly to the delivering institutions. In the past year, there has been an exponential rise in the number of courses being offered online, from fewer than 2,000 in January 1998 to more than 10,000 in December 1998. It is expected that there will be more than 40,000 online courses by the year 2000. The TeleCampus Online Course Database provides students with a means of finding information on courses that meet their needs. The database can be accessed from TeleCampus at http://telecampus.edu. Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, an Online Course An online conference, Proposals for Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, will take place from March 29 to April 10, 1999. The

  12. International Boundary News Database (IBRU)

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    The International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham maintains the International Boundary News Database, which consists of more than 10,000 documents related to international boundaries, "including their delimitation, demarcation and management." The documents, spanning from 1991 to the present, are compiled from news sources worldwide. The database may be queried through a simple keyword search or via the Boundary Field, which retrieves all records associated with an international boundary. Searches yield summarized news items, generally one paragraph in length.

  13. AHSC in the News Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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    AHSC in the News Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Expect military helicopters over Tucson for training Daily Star WWBT-TV View Clip View Clip The 11 th Hour (Andrew Weil, Director of Program for Interactive/11/2011 Breitbart.com's Big Hollywood Interest!ALERT KLFY-TV ­ Online KMEG-TV ­ Online KPTH-TV ­ Online PR Newswire

  14. Sources of Traffic and Visitors’ Preferences Regarding Online Public Reports of Quality: Web Analytics and Online Survey Results

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    Hibbard, Judith H; Greaves, Felix; Dudley, R Adams

    2015-01-01

    Background In the context of the Affordable Care Act, there is extensive emphasis on making provider quality transparent and publicly available. Online public reports of quality exist, but little is known about how visitors find reports or about their purpose in visiting. Objective To address this gap, we gathered website analytics data from a national group of online public reports of hospital or physician quality and surveyed real-time visitors to those websites. Methods Websites were recruited from a national group of online public reports of hospital or physician quality. Analytics data were gathered from each website: number of unique visitors, method of arrival for each unique visitor, and search terms resulting in visits. Depending on the website, a survey invitation was launched for unique visitors on landing pages or on pages with quality information. Survey topics included type of respondent (eg, consumer, health care professional), purpose of visit, areas of interest, website experience, and demographics. Results There were 116,657 unique visitors to the 18 participating websites (1440 unique visitors/month per website), with most unique visitors arriving through search (63.95%, 74,606/116,657). Websites with a higher percent of traffic from search engines garnered more unique visitors (P=.001). The most common search terms were for individual hospitals (23.25%, 27,122/74,606) and website names (19.43%, 22,672/74,606); medical condition terms were uncommon (0.81%, 605/74,606). Survey view rate was 42.48% (49,560/116,657 invited) resulting in 1755 respondents (participation rate=3.6%). There were substantial proportions of consumer (48.43%, 850/1755) and health care professional respondents (31.39%, 551/1755). Across websites, proportions of consumer (21%-71%) and health care professional respondents (16%-48%) varied. Consumers were frequently interested in using the information to choose providers or assess the quality of their provider (52.7%, 225/427); the majority of those choosing a provider reported that they had used the information to do so (78%, 40/51). Health care professional (26.6%, 115/443) and consumer (20.8%, 92/442) respondents wanted cost information and consumers wanted patient narrative comments (31.5%, 139/442) on the public reports. Health care professional respondents rated the experience on the reports higher than consumers did (mean 7.2, SD 2.2 vs mean 6.2, SD 2.7; scale 0-10; P<.001). Conclusions Report sponsors interested in increasing the influence of their reports could consider using techniques to improve search engine traffic, providing cost information and patient comments, and improving the website experience for both consumers and health care professionals. PMID:25934100

  15. Online Staff Development.

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    Pease, Pamela S.; Magnuson, Peter

    2003-01-01

    Describes the benefits for principals of online staff development for teachers. Sources of online courses and training include local and state departments of education, professional associations, colleges and universities, online universities, and commercial suppliers. (PKP)

  16. News Releases Media Resources

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

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

  17. ER News

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    Energy Research News (ER News) is a bimonthly newsletter supported by the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Research. This newsletter focuses on informing engineers, researchers, and the interested public of the latest research and technology advancements at OER. Topics include energy generation, microbiology, the Human Genome Project, global weather change, computing, and more. Users may register for an email reminder (topic list) that announces each new issue. Back issues (to April 1995) are available.

  18. Online tuning of impedance matching circuit for long pulse inductively coupled plasma source operation—An alternate approach

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    Sudhir, Dass; Bandyopadhyay, M.; Kraus, W.; Gahlaut, A.; Bansal, G.; Chakraborty, A.

    2014-01-01

    Impedance matching circuit between radio frequency (RF) generator and the plasma load, placed between them, determines the RF power transfer from RF generator to the plasma load. The impedance of plasma load depends on the plasma parameters through skin depth and plasma conductivity or resistivity. Therefore, for long pulse operation of inductively coupled plasmas, particularly for high power (˜100 kW or more) where plasma load condition may vary due to different reasons (e.g., pressure, power, and thermal), online tuning of impedance matching circuit is necessary through feedback. In fusion grade ion source operation, such online methodology through feedback is not present but offline remote tuning by adjusting the matching circuit capacitors and tuning the driving frequency of the RF generator between the ion source operation pulses is envisaged. The present model is an approach for remote impedance tuning methodology for long pulse operation and corresponding online impedance matching algorithm based on RF coil antenna current measurement or coil antenna calorimetric measurement may be useful in this regard.

  19. Synthesizing Correlated RSS News Articles Based on a Fuzzy Equivalence Maria Soledad Pera

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    Ng, Yiu-Kai Dennis

    Synthesizing Correlated RSS News Articles Based on a Fuzzy Equivalence Relation Maria Soledad Pera@cs.byu.edu, ng@cs.byu.edu} Abstract Tens of thousands of news articles are posted on-line each day, covering of information, RSS (news) feeds are used to categorize newly posted articles. Nonetheless, most RSS users must

  20. Euro Economic Sources and Economic Policies in the EMU

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Focusing on online resources that examine the European Monetary Union and the Euro, this Website offers a comprehensive collection of research papers, readings, chronologies, news, and conferences. Created by Giancarlo Corsetti, professor of economics at Yale University, this site starts with a group of readings that cover basic information about the Euro and the European Union. A vast collection of research papers are organized alphabetically by author and also by topic ranging from "Electoral and political cycles" to "The implications of Kosovo for the euro." The site also links to official and government sites, and news and commentary sources.

  1. Alles online auf einer PlattformAlles online auf einer Plattform Introducing PAUL

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    Hellebrand, Sybille

    Plattform Campus Management Systems: Integrated Software Management of ... #12;Alles online auf einer;Alles online auf einer PlattformAlles online auf einer Plattform What is PAUL ? Integrated system queuing Online access to learning material, news, calendar, results of examinations... Improve service

  2. Comparing the Use of an Online Expert Health Network against Common Information Sources to Answer Health Questions

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    Lenderink, Annet F; van Dijk, Frank JH; Hulshof, Carel TJ

    2012-01-01

    Background Many workers have questions about occupational safety and health (OSH). It is unknown whether workers are able to find correct, evidence-based answers to OSH questions when they use common information sources, such as websites, or whether they would benefit from using an easily accessible, free-of-charge online network of OSH experts providing advice. Objective To assess the rate of correct, evidence-based answers to OSH questions in a group of workers who used an online network of OSH experts (intervention group) compared with a group of workers who used common information sources (control group). Methods In a quasi-experimental study, workers in the intervention and control groups were randomly offered 2 questions from a pool of 16 standardized OSH questions. Both questions were sent by mail to all participants, who had 3 weeks to answer them. The intervention group was instructed to use only the online network ArboAntwoord, a network of about 80 OSH experts, to solve the questions. The control group was instructed that they could use all information sources available to them. To assess answer correctness as the main study outcome, 16 standardized correct model answers were constructed with the help of reviewers who performed literature searches. Subsequently, the answers provided by all participants in the intervention (n = 94 answers) and control groups (n = 124 answers) were blinded and compared with the correct model answers on the degree of correctness. Results Of the 94 answers given by participants in the intervention group, 58 were correct (62%), compared with 24 of the 124 answers (19%) in the control group, who mainly used informational websites found via Google. The difference between the 2 groups was significant (rate difference = 43%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 30%–54%). Additional analysis showed that the rate of correct main conclusions of the answers was 85 of 94 answers (90%) in the intervention group and 75 of 124 answers (61%) in the control group (rate difference = 29%, 95% CI 19%–40%). Remarkably, we could not identify differences between workers who provided correct answers and workers who did not on how they experienced the credibility, completeness, and applicability of the information found (P > .05). Conclusions Workers are often unable to find correct answers to OSH questions when using common information sources, generally informational websites. Because workers frequently misjudge the quality of the information they find, other strategies are required to assist workers in finding correct answers. Expert advice provided through an online expert network can be effective for this purpose. As many people experience difficulties in finding correct answers to their health questions, expert networks may be an attractive new source of information for health fields in general. PMID:22356848

  3. Evaluation of online information sources on alien species in Europe: the need of harmonization and integration.

    PubMed

    Gatto, Francesca; Katsanevakis, Stelios; Vandekerkhove, Jochen; Zenetos, Argyro; Cardoso, Ana Cristina

    2013-06-01

    Europe is severely affected by alien invasions, which impact biodiversity, ecosystem services, economy, and human health. A large number of national, regional, and global online databases provide information on the distribution, pathways of introduction, and impacts of alien species. The sufficiency and efficiency of the current online information systems to assist the European policy on alien species was investigated by a comparative analysis of occurrence data across 43 online databases. Large differences among databases were found which are partially explained by variations in their taxonomical, environmental, and geographical scopes but also by the variable efforts for continuous updates and by inconsistencies on the definition of "alien" or "invasive" species. No single database covered all European environments, countries, and taxonomic groups. In many European countries national databases do not exist, which greatly affects the quality of reported information. To be operational and useful to scientists, managers, and policy makers, online information systems need to be regularly updated through continuous monitoring on a country or regional level. We propose the creation of a network of online interoperable web services through which information in distributed resources can be accessed, aggregated and then used for reporting and further analysis at different geographical and political scales, as an efficient approach to increase the accessibility of information. Harmonization, standardization, conformity on international standards for nomenclature, and agreement on common definitions of alien and invasive species are among the necessary prerequisites. PMID:23609303

  4. Hoover's Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Hoover's Online features an accurate and comprehensive database of company information free on the Web. Called Hoover's MasterList Plus, the database of more than 8,500 of the largest public and private U.S. companies provides company name, key personnel, address, sales, number of employees, ticker symbol and other information for companies meeting the user's designated search criteria. Hoover's Online also includes the week's top business news stories, a directory of more than 1,000 corporate Web sites, a synopsis of the 25 top-selling business books and links to other business information resources on the Web, including stock quotes and SEC filings. The new List of Lists has dozens of rankings indicating which companies are the largest, which CEOs made the most money, which companies are the best employers, and more. Almost all of Hoover's Online is free, including the content mentioned here.

  5. Result Merging Strategies for a Current News Metasearcher.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rasolofo, Yves; Hawking, David; Savoy, Jacques

    2003-01-01

    Metasearching of online current news services is a potentially useful Web application of distributed information retrieval techniques. Reports experiences in building a metasearcher designed to provide up-to-date searching over a significant number of rapidly changing current news sites, focusing on how to merge results from the search engines at…

  6. Cyberspace News on Campus: The South Pacific Experience.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robie, David

    2002-01-01

    Explains that since 1998, the Pacific Journalism Online training website at the University of the South Pacific has provided a problem-based approach to Internet news gathering and production based on real media assignments. Outlines the "reality" course methodology and strategies for providing news training from a campus-based newsroom. (PM)

  7. Investigating the News Seeking Behavior of Young Adults

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Qayyum, M. Asim; Williamson, Kirsty; Liu, Ying-Hsang; Hider, Philip

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the news-seeking and browsing behaviours of young adults, partly in the context of everyday life information seeking (ELIS), in order to explore their perceptions of and attitudes towards print and online news media. The study is significant because traditional print newspapers face a steady decline in their readership with…

  8. Environment Health News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit organization founded by the grassroots Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposure and human health, tracks a broad range of relevant information on this well-designed and useful website. The In the News section of the homepage lists breaking news stories from the world press about environmental health and is updated daily. The New Science area offers paragraph summaries of newly published scientific findings from the peer-reviewed scientific literature, with links to more in-depth synopses at one of other organization's other websites, http://www.OurStolenFuture.org (scientific findings specifically about endocrine disruption) or http://www.ProtectingOurHealth.org (scientific findings about a broader range of human health and environment related research). The New Reports section provides links to new reports published on the Web by organizations working on environmental health issues. Most of the links are to work by nonprofit profit organizations; some links are to government reports. As of this writing, the site's searchable Archives contained 55,722 items dating to 2002. Users may also subscribe to a free daily electronic newsletter, _Above the Fold_, containing links to top news stories published in English news sources from around the world. All site content is available for syndication in both RSS and Javascript formats.

  9. User Perception of Information Credibility of News on Twitter

    E-print Network

    Sanderson, Mark

    User Perception of Information Credibility of News on Twitter Shafiza Mohd Shariff, Xiuzhen Zhang, an average of 58 million tweets are posted per day on Twitter.1 Currently Twitter not only acts as a social medium, it is also becoming a news media source. Twitter citizens not only share news headlines from

  10. Visual analysis of news streams with article threads

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Miloš Krstaji?; Enrico Bertini; Florian Mansmann; Daniel A. Keim

    2010-01-01

    The analysis of large quantities of news is an emerging area in the field of data analysis and visualization. International agencies collect thousands of news every day from a large number of sources and making sense of them is becoming increasingly complex due to the rate of the incoming news, as well as the inherent complexity of analyzing large quantities

  11. High sensitive gas detection and isotopic measurement for the applications of industrial emission online monitoring and air pollution source tracking

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dong, Fengzhong; Zhang, Zhirong; Xia, Hua; Cui, Xiaojuan; Pang, Tao; Wu, Bian; Chen, Weidong; Sigrist, Markus

    2015-04-01

    High sensitive gas detection and isotopic measurements have been widely employed in the industrial and safety production. The recent progress made by our group on high sensitive gas detection with technologies of TDLAS, off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) and cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) will be briefly summarized in this report. Some works for field applications of industrial emission online monitoring and gas leakage detection in oil tank farm with TDLAS are first presented, and then part of our most recent researches on isotopic gas detection with OA-ICOS and CRDS for tracking of pollution sources are also introduced.

  12. Multilingual Video and Audio News Alerting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David D. Palmer; Patrick Bray; Andrew Merlino; Francis Kubala

    This paper describes a fully-automated real- time broadcast news video and audio process- ing system. The system combines speech rec- ognition, machine translation, and cross- lingual information retrieval components to enable real-time alerting from live English and Arabic news sources.

  13. News diffusion after the Reagan shooting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles R. Bantz; Sandra G. Petronio; David L. Rarick

    1983-01-01

    A questionnaire was administered to a non?probability sample of 289 persons immediately after the shooting of President Reagan. Interpersonal communication was the primary means of receiving the news about the attempted assassination. Of those interviewed within 2½ hours of the shooting, over three?fourths were aware of the event. The respondants' daily routine affected their first source of the news, and

  14. Mass News: Practices, Controversies, and Alternatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leroy, David J., Ed.; Sterling, Christopher H., Ed.

    This selection of readings, primarily intended for a college journalism course, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the major sources of the public news--the wire services, newspapers, and television. The first part of the book deals with the context of mass news and serves as an introduction to some of the crucial ideas shaping thinking…

  15. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 174 (2007) 872876

    E-print Network

    Weidner, John W.

    2007-01-01

    for implantable medical devices, uses a cathode mixture of carbon monofluoride (CFx) and silver vana- dium oxide States Available online 29 June 2007 Abstract This document describes a first), thicknesses, porosities, and surface areas to match performance characteristics to device operating conditions

  16. Investigation of Using Online Video Case Discussions in Teacher Education: Sources of Evidence of Mathematics Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Osmanoglu, Aslihan; Koc, Yusuf; Isiksal, Mine

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers' analyses of student learning in a video case of mathematics instruction via an online learning forum. The study was conducted in the context of three different mathematics methods courses in a 4-year college in the Midwestern United States. Twenty-six…

  17. Online Searches for 'Skin Cancer' Go Up in Summer

    MedlinePLUS

    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153009.html Online Searches for 'Skin Cancer' Go Up in Summer Finding ... hits the United States and sunseekers mobilize, online searches for "skin cancer" rise, a new study shows. ...

  18. Hot News Recommendation System from Heterogeneous Websites Based on Bayesian Model

    PubMed Central

    Xia, Zhengyou; Xu, Shengwu; Liu, Ningzhong; Zhao, Zhengkang

    2014-01-01

    The most current news recommendations are suitable for news which comes from a single news website, not for news from different heterogeneous news websites. Previous researches about news recommender systems based on different strategies have been proposed to provide news personalization services for online news readers. However, little research work has been reported on utilizing hundreds of heterogeneous news websites to provide top hot news services for group customers (e.g., government staffs). In this paper, we propose a hot news recommendation model based on Bayesian model, which is from hundreds of different news websites. In the model, we determine whether the news is hot news by calculating the joint probability of the news. We evaluate and compare our proposed recommendation model with the results of human experts on the real data sets. Experimental results demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of our method. We also implement this model in hot news recommendation system of Hangzhou city government in year 2013, which achieves very good results. PMID:25093207

  19. Hot news recommendation system from heterogeneous websites based on bayesian model.

    PubMed

    Xia, Zhengyou; Xu, Shengwu; Liu, Ningzhong; Zhao, Zhengkang

    2014-01-01

    The most current news recommendations are suitable for news which comes from a single news website, not for news from different heterogeneous news websites. Previous researches about news recommender systems based on different strategies have been proposed to provide news personalization services for online news readers. However, little research work has been reported on utilizing hundreds of heterogeneous news websites to provide top hot news services for group customers (e.g., government staffs). In this paper, we propose a hot news recommendation model based on Bayesian model, which is from hundreds of different news websites. In the model, we determine whether the news is hot news by calculating the joint probability of the news. We evaluate and compare our proposed recommendation model with the results of human experts on the real data sets. Experimental results demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of our method. We also implement this model in hot news recommendation system of Hangzhou city government in year 2013, which achieves very good results. PMID:25093207

  20. News & Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-08-01

    News from Journal House

    National Chemistry Week (NCW)

    National Chemistry Week Celebrating Chemistry and Art is the theme of NCW 2001, to be held November 4-10, 2001. As you make plans for participating in the celebrations in your area, keep in mind that JCE is developing special materials on this theme, which will appear in our October issue: Classroom Activities, a comprehensive Illustrated Resource Paper, Report from Online, specially written brief articles illustrated in color, articles related to the theme, and CLIPs (Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles).

    Awards Announced

    Passer Award

    Passer Award recipients from the April 1 closing date are:
    • George Bennett, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
    • Daniel Berger, Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
    • Karen Dunlap, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
    • Myung-Hoon Kim, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA
    • Cheryl Longfellow, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Jerry Maas, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
    • Tim Royappa, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

    Visiting Scientist Award, Western Connecticut Section

    Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America, has been selected as the 2001 Visiting Scientist of the Western Connecticut Section of the ACS. The award, presented annually since 1967, brings an outstanding chemical educator to visit high schools in Fairfield County, CT. In May, Bunce visited three high schools, Christian Heritage School, Fairfield High School, and Greenwich High School, where she interacted with teachers and students and presented lectures and demonstrations to several chemistry classes. She was also keynote speaker at the ACS local section's Education Night. The awardee is selected by a committee of university and high school teachers, industrial chemists, and the previous Visiting Scientist; there is an honorarium of 1500 plus expenses.

    Welch Award

    Roger D. Kornberg, a professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, received the 2001 Welch Award for his discovery of the nucleosome and establishing its role in gene regulation; for his discovery of a giant complex of 20 proteins known as the "Mediator", which regulates the transcription process; and for determining the atomic structure of RNA polymerase II. The 300,000 award salutes Kornberg's lifetime contributions to biochemistry.

    NSTA Teacher Awards

    During its 2001 national convention the National Science Teachers Association presented prizes and awards to teachers for their exemplary teaching practices and commitment to quality science education. Many appear below.
    Distinguished Service to Science Education Award
    • JoAnne Vasquez, Science Consultant, Gilbert, AZ
    • Richard F. Duncan, Beaverton Administrative Center, Beaverton, OR
    • Mitchell E. Batoff, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
    Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
    • Al Stenstrup, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Education Foundation Exemplary Science Teaching Award, High School Level
    • Gerald Friday, Marquette High School, Milwaukee, WI
    Gustav Ohaus Innovations in Science Teaching, High School
    • Mark Stefanski, Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA (first place)
    • James A. Szoka, Clarke County Hi

  1. Web-MCQ: a set of methods and freely available open source code for administering online multiple choice question assessments.

    PubMed

    Hewson, Claire

    2007-08-01

    E-learning approaches have received increasing attention in recent years. Accordingly, a number of tools have become available to assist the nonexpert computer user in constructing and managing virtual learning environments, and implementing computer-based and/or online procedures to support pedagogy. Both commercial and free packages are now available, with new developments emerging periodically. Commercial products have the advantage of being comprehensive and reliable, but tend to require substantial financial investment and are not always transparent to use. They may also restrict pedagogical choices due to their predetermined ranges of functionality. With these issues in mind, several authors have argued for the pedagogical benefits of developing freely available, open source e-learning resources, which can be shared and further developed within a community of educational practitioners. The present paper supports this objective by presenting a set of methods, along with supporting freely available, downloadable, open source programming code, to allow administration of online multiple choice question assessments to students. PMID:17958158

  2. On-line characterisation of copper vapour evolution from linear vapour source generated using strip electron beam

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    Sahu, G. K.; Majumder, A.; Patankar, R. A.; Mago, V. K.; Thakur, K. B.

    2008-05-01

    In electron beam assisted physical vapour deposition (EB-PVD) technique, the online characterization of the evaporator is essential for process optimisation and control. In applications such as decorative and corrosion resistance coating, the knowledge of time average distribution of vapour is essential, whereas in some real time applications such as isotope purification, surface hardening and alloying etc., real time knowledge of vapour distribution and vapour propagation is important. The online characterization of various parameters related to the evaporator and associated processes using least expensive techniques is necessary to know the process throughput. Measurement of atom flux using quartz crystal thickness monitor can be one such techniques. The experimental studies were carried out to characterize the evaporator using thickness monitor by measuring copper vapour propagation and distribution over the two dimensional source. The experimental data measured at two heights corresponding to aspect ratio 2 and 3 are presented and the behaviour of expanding vapour is discussed. This technique can also be used to estimate the source temperature from the deposition rate data, which is discussed in the paper with its validation using measured temperature using two-colour pyrometer.

  3. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Point source catalogue of M31. DR2 (Galvin+, 2014)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Galvin, T. J.; Filipovic, M. D.

    2014-11-01

    We list the integrated flux densities for 916 unique sources detected across 28 VLA observations. Of these 916 unique sources, 109 we detected in at least two separate images. For such sources, we list a group identifier, a group count, an average flux and error. Sources were cross referenced with Gelfand et al. (2004ApJS..155...89G, Cat. J/ApJS/155/89) at lambda=92cm. For matched sources, we list the Gelfand et al. (2004, Cat. J/ApJS/155/89) flux density and derived spectral index. (1 data file).

  4. Broadcast news is good news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala

    1999-01-01

    The past decade has been witness to the rapid maturation of automatic speech recognition technology. In the past nine years, the field has grown from small artificial research problems and discrete word commercial products and is now productively engaged on large real-world problems of unconstrained spoken language. In the research arena, the highly variable and content-rich domain of broadcast news

  5. VizieR Online Data Catalog: IRAS Point Source Reject Catalog (IRAS 1989)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Catalogs

    2007-01-01

    This is a catalog of 372,774 potential infrared point sources that failed one or more of the confirmation and confusion criteria and were not, thus, included in the IRAS Point Source Catalog (Cat. II/125). These REJECTED sources include spurious objects (e.g., processing failures, space debris, asteroids and comets) and celestial sources that, due to incompleteness at faint levels or to variability, failed to achieve the minimum criterion of two hours-confirmed sightings. In regions of high source density the catalog includes sources rejected by the more severe criteria for reliability applied there. For detailed description about the IRAS mission and catalogues, see also http://lambda.gsfc.nasa.gov/product/iras/docs/exp.sup/toc.html (3 data files).

  6. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Ammonia on YSOs IRAS sources (Molinari+ 1996)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Molinari, S.; Brand, J.; Cesaroni, R.; Palla, F.

    1996-04-01

    We present observations of NH3 (1,1) and (2,2) lines flux-limited samples of IRAS sources selected according to colour criteria which should result in a high fraction of Young Stellar Objects. The first sample contains sources (named 'LOW') whose evolutionary status is essentially unknown, while the second sample contains sources (named 'HIGH') possibly associated with ultracompact HII regions, the distinction being based on the IRAS [25-12] colour. (2 data files).

  7. 8/20/09 9:34 AMStudents learn more when peer discussions are combined with "clickers"... -International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Page 1 of 9http://silverscorpio.com/students-learn-more-when-peer-discussions-are-combined-with-cl

    E-print Network

    Su, Tin Tin

    -learn-more-when-peer-discussions-are-combined-with-clickers/ Business News Educational News Entertainment News Health News International News Science News Sports News"... - International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Page 1 of 9http://silverscorpio.com/students Technology News Silver Scorpio - International News | Spot News | Top News | Flash News | Live News Subscribe

  8. Open Source Development Network

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "A collection of Internet technology and software sites," provides daily IT news in nine subjects, including AppleWatch, HardwareWatch, Internet-Watch, JavaWatch, and MicrosoftWatch, among others. Sources include InfoWorld, Computer News Daily, Interactive Week, Wired, Techwire, and ZDNNews, among others. The key to this site is the way it repackages and organizes already existing news, allowing the user to follow all aspects of IT news from one place.

  9. Chainguard - Online: Bicycle Advocacy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Chainguard online is a site devoted to bicycle advocacy information. It is dedicated to "increasing bicycle advocacy publicity and locating and uniting cycle advocates." It links to other major bicycle advocacy pages sorted by geographic area, as well as to conferences, an article on the top ten bicycle commuting cities, and Internet Backroads, a list of cycling mailing lists and Usenet news groups.

  10. Livestock Market News Services in Texas. 

    E-print Network

    McNeely, John G.; Walther, Wilbert H.

    1955-01-01

    . Four Texas markets have a place in the nationwide network which provides market news coverage for livestock and other commodities. This is supplemented by state coverage of individual auction markets. Reports from these sources are spread by radio... Livestock Market NWJ Services in Texa~ TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS. DIRECTOR. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS SOURCES OF TEXAS LIVESTOCK MARKET MEWS - FEDERAL LIVESTOCK MARKET NEWS OFFICES U. S. Department of Agriculture...

  11. Computational models of consumer confidence from large-scale online attention data: crowd-sourcing econometrics.

    PubMed

    Dong, Xianlei; Bollen, Johan

    2015-01-01

    Economies are instances of complex socio-technical systems that are shaped by the interactions of large numbers of individuals. The individual behavior and decision-making of consumer agents is determined by complex psychological dynamics that include their own assessment of present and future economic conditions as well as those of others, potentially leading to feedback loops that affect the macroscopic state of the economic system. We propose that the large-scale interactions of a nation's citizens with its online resources can reveal the complex dynamics of their collective psychology, including their assessment of future system states. Here we introduce a behavioral index of Chinese Consumer Confidence (C3I) that computationally relates large-scale online search behavior recorded by Google Trends data to the macroscopic variable of consumer confidence. Our results indicate that such computational indices may reveal the components and complex dynamics of consumer psychology as a collective socio-economic phenomenon, potentially leading to improved and more refined economic forecasting. PMID:25826692

  12. Interactive, Domain-Independent Identification and Summarization of Topically Related News Articles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dragomir R. Radev; Sasha Blair-goldensohn; Zhu Zhang; Revathi Sundara Raghavan

    2001-01-01

    In this paper we present NewsInEssence, a fully deployed digital news system. A user selects a current news story of interest which is used as a seed article by NewsInEssence to find in real time other related stories from a large number of news sources. The output is a single document summary presenting the most salient information gleaned from the

  13. Science News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Science News is the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public, and they certainly do deliver via their well designed website. There is a lot to read on the homepage alone and the material is pitched towards a general audience, so visitors don't need to be students of science to understand the articles. The "SN Bookshelf" offers reviews of the latest science-oriented books. The "SN Multimedia" section, near the bottom of the homepage, offers videos and photo slideshows to explain scientific research, such as the videos "Pigeons usually let best navigator take the lead" and "Fruit flies turn on auto-pilot." There is even a "Science News for Kids" section, accessible at the top of any page. For those visitors who are impressed by this site and want to continue learning about science, there is an e-mail alert or RSS feed available and there are dozens of topics to choose to get news from, as well as columns and features.

  14. 9/18/09 2:18 PMDark Energy's Demise? New Theory Doesn't Use the Force -National Geographic | Eureka! Science News Page 1 of 2http://esciencenews.com/sources/national.geographic/2009/08/19/dark.energys.demise.new.theory.doesnt.use.force

    E-print Network

    Temple, Blake

    9/18/09 2:18 PMDark Energy's Demise? New Theory Doesn't Use the Force - National Geographic | Eureka! Science News Page 1 of 2http://esciencenews.com/sources/national.geographic/2009/08/19/dark.energys.demise.new.theory.doesnt.use.force e! Science News Dark Energy's Demise? New Theory Doesn't Use the Force Wednesday, August 19, 2009

  15. The Aesthetics of News. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glasser, Theodore L.

    That every community needs its own distinctive newspaper is the conclusion drawn in this review of the literature on journalism and communication. Following a summary of John Dewey's definition of democracy in the introduction, the first section of the paper points out the conflict that newspapers experience in trying to be a news source

  16. VizieR Online Data Catalog: DUSTiNGS. I. The Good Source Catalog (Boyer+, 2015)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boyer, M. L.; McQuinn, K. B. W.; Barmby, P.; Bonanos, A. Z.; Gehrz, R. D.; Gordon, K. D.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Lagadec, E.; Lennon, D.; Marengo, M.; Meixner, M.; Skillman, E.; Sloan, G. C.; Sonneborn, G.; van Loon, J. Th.; Zijlstra, A.

    2015-07-01

    The DUSTiNGS (DUST in Nearby Galaxies with Spitzer) survey includes uniform 3.6 and 4.5um Spitzer/IRAC imaging of 50 nearby galaxies (see table 1) between 2011 Jun 19 and 2012 Jun 23 (see table 2). The final Vega magnitudes of the high-quality point sources are reported in the DUSTiNGS "Good"-Source Catalog (GSC), which is described in Table 5 (see section 5). A full point source catalog is available at: http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/data/SPITZER/DUSTiNGS/ (3 data files).

  17. News & Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-02-01

    News from Journal House

    Journal Ambassadors, 1999 What do the people listed below have in common? A search of our records indicates that each has been a participant in our Journal Ambassador program during 1999.
    • Guy Anderson
    • Jim Becvar
    • Jerry Bell
    • Jim Birk
    • Diane Bunce
    • Ann Cartwright
    • Thomas Clark
    • Jane Crosby
    • Maria Dean
    • Art Ellis
    • Donald Elswick
    • Tommy Franklin
    • Babu George
    • Paul Heath
    • Angela Hoffman
    • Lynn Hogue
    • J. J. Lagowski
    • Frank Lambert
    • Dorothy Lehmkuhl
    • George Lelevre
    • Scott Luaders
    • Jane McMullen
    • Marci Merritt
    • Carl Minnier
    • Richard Narske
    • Ron Perkins
    • Gabriel Pinto
    • Dick Potts
    • Herb Retcofsky
    • Jerry Sarquis
    • Elke Schoffers
    • Sara Selfe
    • Uni Susskind
    • J. Mark Tolman
    • John Varine
    • Dawn Wakeley
    • Marla White
    Those who are a part of this program take materials about the Journal to workshops, outreach programs, seminars, regional meetings, award nights, short courses, and other events at home and abroad, places where people who are interested in chemical education gather. Given about three weeks notice, we can outfit you with a variety of materials that will help others get tuned in to the good things that are happening in chemical education. We can send you an assortment of Journal issues, subscription forms, our Publications/Software Catalog, reprints from the Viewpoints series, copies of Classroom Activities, or JCE Gift Award Certificates, assuming that supplies are available. Of course we can arrange for the group to have temporary access to JCE Online. We can send you a brochure about the Ambassador program or answer any questions - just ask: email to jce@chem.wisc.edu; phone 1-800-991-5534 (U.S.) or 608-262-5153 (non-U.S.); fax 608-265-8094. If by chance you were a Journal Ambassador in 1999 but your name was not included, just let us know so that you can be recognized in a future column. Gift Subscription Awards As spring, the season of awards, approaches, we remind you of our handy Gift Certificates (a replica is shown on page 142). A gift of the Journal is not only affordable (gift subscriptions are 37/year (U.S.), 50/year (non-U.S.), but has lasting value. This is a really good way to help someone just starting out on a teaching career. An idea worth sharing comes from Carl Minnier of Essex Community College in Baltimore. He is chair of the Student Awards Committee of the Maryland Section of the ACS. This section has asked for 25 certificates because they honor annually an outstanding student from each of the two-year and four-year colleges within the territory of the Maryland Section. Want another interesting idea: give a one-year subscription to each Undergraduate Research Symposium participant. Classroom Activities for Outreach Many of our readers are involved with outreach programsindividually in their child's class, in a regional group that visits schools, in a van program, or as a demonstrator at their local science museum. Many readers have enthusiastically reported that our Classroom Activities series is a great resource for such programs. Since the Activities are designed for a high school classroom or lab (Activity 24 in this continuing series can be found in this issue), they are purposely not demanding of equipment, facilities, or time. But outreach activities often take place in very restricted environments, perhaps without sinks or electricity, sometimes with limited table space. So that we can provide timely advice in recommending activities for you to take "on the road", Nancy Gettys and Erica Jacobsen of the Journal staff have done an analysis of each, recommending whether it might be done

  18. HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY (Date.) RETURN TO ____________________________ WSU NEWS SERVICE Daily Newspapers and TOWNS FRENCH ADMINISTRATION

  19. VizieR Online Data Catalog: The Red MSX Source Survey: massive protostars (Lumsden+, 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lumsden, S. L.; Hoare, M. G.; Urquhart, J. S.; Oudmaijer, R. D.; Davies, B.; Mottram, J. C.; Cooper, H. D. B.; Moore, T. J. T.

    2013-10-01

    The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite mission included an astronomy experiment (SPIRIT III) designed to acquire mid-infrared photometry of sources in the Galactic plane (b<5°). MSX had a raw resolution of 18.3", a beam size 50 times smaller than that of IRAS at 12 and 25um. MSX observed six bands between 4 and 21um, of which the four between 8 and 21um are sensitive to astronomical sources. We used v2.3 of the MSX PSC (Egan et al. 2003, Cat. V/114) as our basic input, restricting ourselves to the main Galactic plane catalog, which excludes sources seen in only a single observing pass and those seen in multiple passes but with low significance. We restricted our catalog to 10source confusion, as well as kinematic distance ambiguities near the Galactic center. (2 data files).

  20. VizieR Online Data Catalog: AGN neutrino source candidates (Achterberg+, 2006)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Achterberg, A.; Ackermann, M.; Adams, J.; Ahrens, J.; Atlee, D. W.; Bahcall, J. N.; Bair, X.; Baret, B.; Bartelt, M.; Barwick, S. W.; Bay, R.; Beattie, K.; Becka, T.; Becker, J. K.; Becker, K.-H.; Berghaus, P.; Berley, D.; Bernardini, E.; Bertrand, D.; Besson, D. Z.; Blaufuss, E.; Boersma, D. J.; Bohm, C.; Boeser, S.; Botner, O.; Bouchta, A.; Braun, J.; Burgess, C.; Burgess, T.; Castermans, T.; Chirkin, D.; Clem, J.; Collin, B.; Conrad, J.; Cooley, J.; Cowen, D. F.; D'Agostino, M. V.; Davour, A.; Day, C. T.; de Clercq, C.; Desiati, P.; De Young, T.; Dreyer, J.; Duvoort, M. R.; Edwards, W. R.; Ehrlich, R.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Evenson, P. A.; Fazely, A. R.; Feser, T.; Filimonov, K.; Gaisser, T. K.; Gallagher, J.; Ganugapati, R.; Geenen, H.; Gerhardt, L.; Goldschmidt, A.; Goodman, J. A.; Greene, M. G.; Grullon, S.; Gross, A.; Gunasingha, R. M.; Hallgren, A.; Halzen, F.; Han, K.; Hanson, K.; Hardtke, D.; Hardtke, R.; Harenberg, T.; Hart, J. E.; Hauschildt, T.; Hays, D.; Heise, J.; Helbing, K.; Hellwig, M.; Herquet, P.; Hill, G. C.; Hodges, J.; Hoffman, K. D.; Hoshina, K.; Hubert, D.; Hughey, B.; Hulth, P. O.; Hultqvist, K.; Hundertmark, S.; Ishihara, A.; Jacobsen, J.; Japaridze, G. S.; Jones, A.; Joseph, J. M.; Kampert, K.-H.; Karle, A.; Kawai, H.; Kelley, J. L.; Kestel, M.; Kitamura, N.; Klein, S. R.; Klepser, S.; Kohnen, G.; Kolanoski, H.; Koepke, L.; Krasberg, M.; Kuehn, K.; Landsman, H.; Lang, R.; Leich, H.; Leuthold, M.; Liubarsky, I.; Lundbert, J.; Madsen, J.; Mase, K.; Matis, H. S.; McCauley, T.; McParland, C. P.; Meli, A.; Messarius, T.; Meszaros, P.; Minor, R. H.; Miocinovic, P.; Miyamoto, H.; Mokhtarani, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morey, A.; Morse, R.; Movit, S. M.; Munich, K.; Nahnhauer, R.; Nam, J. W.; Niessen, P.; Nygren, D. R.; Oegelman, H.; Olbrechts, Ph.; Olivas, A.; Patton, S.; Pena-Garay, C.; Perez de los Heros, C.; Pieloth, D.; Pohl, A. C.; Porrata, R.; Pretz, J.; Price, P. B.; Przybylski, G. T.; Rawlins, K.; Razzaque, S.; Refflinghaus, F.; Resconi, E.; Rhode, W.; Ribordy, M.; Richter, S.; Rizzo, A.; Robbins, S.; Rott, C.; Rutledge, D.; Sander, H.-G.; Schlenstedt, S.; Schneider, D.; Seckel, D.; Seo, S. H.; Seunarine, S.; Silvestri, A.; Smith, A. J.; Solarz, M.; Song, C.; Sopher, J. E.; Spiczak, G.M.; Spiering, C.; Stamatikos, M.; Stanev, T.; Steffen, P.; Steele, D.; Stezelberger, T.; Stokstad, R.G.; Stoufer, M. C.; Stoyanov, S.; Sulanke, K.-H.; Sullivan, G. W.; Sumner, T.J.; Taboada, I.; Tarasova, O.; Tepe, A.; Thollander, L.; Tilav, S.; Toale, P. A.; Turcan, D.; Van Eijndhoven, T. J.; Vandenbroucke, J.; Voigt, B.; Wagner, W.; Walck, C.; Waldmann, H.; Walter, M.; Wang, Y.-R.; Wendt, C.; Wiesbusch, C. H.; Wikstroem, G.; Williams, D. R.; Wischnewski, R.; Wissing, H.; Woschnagg, K.; Xu, X. W.; Yodh, G.; Yoshida, S.; Zornoza, J. D.; Biermann, P.L.

    2007-02-01

    The sensitivity of a search for sources of TeV neutrinos can be improved by grouping potential sources together into generic classes in a procedure that is known as source stacking. In this paper, we define catalogs of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and use them to perform a source stacking analysis. The grouping of AGN into classes is done in two steps: first, AGN classes are defined, then, sources to be stacked are selected assuming that a potential neutrino flux is linearly correlated with the photon luminosity in a certain energy band (radio, IR, optical, keV, GeV, TeV). Lacking any secure detailed knowledge on neutrino production in AGN, this correlation is motivated by hadronic AGN models, as briefly reviewed in this paper. The source stacking search for neutrinos from generic AGN classes is illustrated using the data collected by the AMANDA-II high-energy neutrino detector during the year 2000. No significant excess for any of the suggested groups was found. (11 data files).

  1. Measuring News Media Literacy

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    Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

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

  2. Basic studies of a gas-jet-coupled ion source for on-line isotope separation

    SciTech Connect

    Anderl, R.A.; Novick, V.J.; Greenwood, R.C.

    1980-01-01

    A hollow-cathode ion source was used in a gas-jet-coupled configuration to produce ion beams of fission products transported to it from a /sup 252/Cf fission source. Solid aerosols of NaCl and Ag were used effectively as activity carriers in the gas-jet system. Flat-plate skimmers provided an effective coupling of the ion source to the gas jet. Ge(Li) spectrometric measurements of the activity deposited on an ion-beam collector relative to that deposited on a pre-skimmer collector were used to obtain separation efficiencies ranging from 0.1% to > 1% for Sr, Y, Tc, Te, Cs, Ba, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm. The use of CCl/sub 4/ as a support gas resulted in a significant enhancement of the alkaline-earth and rare-earth separation efficiencies.

  3. Resonance ionization laser ion sources for on-line isotope separators (invited)

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    Marsh, B. A.

    2014-02-01

    A Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) is today considered an essential component of the majority of Isotope Separator On Line (ISOL) facilities; there are seven laser ion sources currently operational at ISOL facilities worldwide and several more are under development. The ionization mechanism is a highly element selective multi-step resonance photo-absorption process that requires a specifically tailored laser configuration for each chemical element. For some isotopes, isomer selective ionization may even be achieved by exploiting the differences in hyperfine structures of an atomic transition for different nuclear spin states. For many radioactive ion beam experiments, laser resonance ionization is the only means of achieving an acceptable level of beam purity without compromising isotope yield. Furthermore, by performing element selection at the location of the ion source, the propagation of unwanted radioactivity downstream of the target assembly is reduced. Whilst advances in laser technology have improved the performance and reliability of laser ion sources and broadened the range of suitable commercially available laser systems, many recent developments have focused rather on the laser/atom interaction region in the quest for increased selectivity and/or improved spectral resolution. Much of the progress in this area has been achieved by decoupling the laser ionization from competing ionization processes through the use of a laser/atom interaction region that is physically separated from the target chamber. A new application of gas catcher laser ion source technology promises to expand the capabilities of projectile fragmentation facilities through the conversion of otherwise discarded reaction fragments into high-purity low-energy ion beams. A summary of recent RILIS developments and the current status of laser ion sources worldwide is presented.

  4. Resonance ionization laser ion sources for on-line isotope separators (invited).

    PubMed

    Marsh, B A

    2014-02-01

    A Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) is today considered an essential component of the majority of Isotope Separator On Line (ISOL) facilities; there are seven laser ion sources currently operational at ISOL facilities worldwide and several more are under development. The ionization mechanism is a highly element selective multi-step resonance photo-absorption process that requires a specifically tailored laser configuration for each chemical element. For some isotopes, isomer selective ionization may even be achieved by exploiting the differences in hyperfine structures of an atomic transition for different nuclear spin states. For many radioactive ion beam experiments, laser resonance ionization is the only means of achieving an acceptable level of beam purity without compromising isotope yield. Furthermore, by performing element selection at the location of the ion source, the propagation of unwanted radioactivity downstream of the target assembly is reduced. Whilst advances in laser technology have improved the performance and reliability of laser ion sources and broadened the range of suitable commercially available laser systems, many recent developments have focused rather on the laser/atom interaction region in the quest for increased selectivity and/or improved spectral resolution. Much of the progress in this area has been achieved by decoupling the laser ionization from competing ionization processes through the use of a laser/atom interaction region that is physically separated from the target chamber. A new application of gas catcher laser ion source technology promises to expand the capabilities of projectile fragmentation facilities through the conversion of otherwise discarded reaction fragments into high-purity low-energy ion beams. A summary of recent RILIS developments and the current status of laser ion sources worldwide is presented. PMID:24593628

  5. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Lockman Hole 10C sources radio spectral indices (Whittam+ 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Whittam, I. H.; Riley, J. M.; Green, D. A.; Jarvis, M. J.; Prandoni, I.; Guglielmino, G.; Morganti, R.; Rottgering, H. J. A.; Garrett, M. A.

    2013-06-01

    Flux densities at 15.7GHz, 1.4GHz and 610MHz along with radio spectral indices are given for 296 sources selected at 15.7GHz from the Lockman Hole fields of the Tenth Cambridge (10C) survey (AMI Consortium: Davies et al. 2011, Cat. J/MNRAS/415/2708, AMI Consortium: Franzen et al. 2011MNRAS.415.2699F). All 610-MHz flux densities come from the GMRT survey by Garn et al. (2008, Cat. J/MNRAS/387/1037, 2010, Cat. J/other/BASI/38.103). For extended sources the original images have been smoothed to a comparable resolution to the 10C survey (30-arcsec) before the flux density is extracted to make the flux densities at 15.7GHz and 610MHz more directly comparable. For 10C sources without a counterpart in the GMRT image, three times the local noise is included as an upper limit on the flux density at 610MHz. For these sources, the value of the column 'f_S610' is 1 (meaning the value in 'S610' is an upper limit, not a detection). Five sources lie outside the GMRT survey area so 610MHz data is not available for these sources. The 1.4-GHz flux density values come from a number of different catalogues, in the following order of preference: NVSS, FIRST, WSRT catalogue (Guglielmino et al. 2012, in prep), Owen and Morrison (2008, Cat. J/AJ/136/1889), Biggs and Ivison (2008, Cat. J/MNRAS/371/963), upper limit from WSRT catalogue the upper limit from FIRST. The value of 'f_S1.4best' indicates which catalogue the 1.4-GHz flux density value originates from. 1.4-GHz values are also included using NVSS values only - in this case, for 10C sources without a counterpart in the NVSS catalogue an upper limit of three times the local noise in the NVSS map was placed on the 1.4-GHz flux density. The value of 'f_SNVSS' indicates whether the flux density value is an upper limit (1) or a detection (0). The relevent radio spectral indices are also included. Note that this catalogue contains sources which are not in the original 10C catalogue as they are below the completeness limit. (1 data file).

  6. Agenda setting and political advertising: Origins of the news agenda

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marilyn Roberts; Maxwell Mccombs

    1994-01-01

    The number of potential sources shaping the media's agenda is large, ranging from external sources in government and the private sector to the idiosyncrasies of individual journalists. The focus in this study is intermedia agenda setting. Commonly defined in terms of the influence that the news agendas of different news organizations have on each other, the concept of intermedia agenda

  7. Teaching the Scientific Method Using Current News Articles

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    Palmer, Laura K.; Mahan, Carolyn G.

    2013-01-01

    We describe a short (less than 50 minutes) activity using news articles from sources such as "Science Daily" to teach students the steps of the scientific method and the difference between primary and secondary literature sources. The flexibility in choosing news articles to examine allowed us to tailor the activity to the specific interests of…

  8. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Keck DEIMOS spectroscopy of GALEX sources (Mallery+, 2007)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mallery, R. P.; Rich, R. M.; Salim, S.; Small, T.; Charlot, S.; Seibert, M.; Wyder, T.; Barlow, T. A.; Forster, K.; Friedman, P. G.; Martin, D. C.; Morrissey, P.; Neff, S. G.; Schiminovich, D.; Bianchi, L.; Donas, J.; Heckman, T. M.; Lee, Y.-W.; Madore, B. F.; Milliard, B.; Szalay, A. S.; Welsh, B. Y.; Yi, S.

    2009-05-01

    Sources detected by GALEX using the DEIMOS multiobject spectrograph (Faber et al., 2003SPIE.4841.1657F) on the Keck II telescope and optical photometry obtained from SDSS Data Release 4 (DR4; Abazajian et al., 2004AJ....128..502A). (2 data files).

  9. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Radio polarimetry of CSS sources (Mantovani+ 2013)

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    Mantovani, F.; Rossetti, A.; Junor, W.; Saikia, D. J.; Salter, C. J.

    2013-06-01

    Polarimetric observations of our sample of 29 compact steep spectrum (CSS) sources were made at 8, 15 and 23GHz on August 6th, 1991 using the VLA in A-array. The observations were scheduled in "bracket" mode, i.e. calibrator-source-calibrator, to obtain the best possible phase correction. The data were recorded in both circular polarisations, and calibrated in the standard way using AIPS procedures. The sources 2200+420 (BLLac) and 0923+392 were observed regularly throughout the observing period to allow for parallactic angle corrections. Calibration of the Electric Vector Position Angle (EVPA) was performed by observing the source 1328+307 (3C286) assuming an EVPA of 33° for it at all frequencies. An iterative procedure was carried out using the IMAGR and CALIB programmes to self-calibrate the parallel-hand (LL or RR) fringes. The complex gain corrections derived in this way were also applied to the cross-hand (RL or LR) fringes. Images in Stokes parameters I, Q, and U were produced. Images of the polarised flux density P=(Q2+U2)0.5 and EVPA, chi=0.5xtan-1(U/Q), were then generated from the Q and U images. The data acquired with the 8GHz receiver were separately imaged for the two IFs, namely IF1 at 8085MHz and IF2 at 8485MHz, each having a bandwidth of 50MHz. (9 data files).

  10. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Point source classification in the SMC (Ruffle+, 2015)

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    Ruffle, P. M. E.; Kemper, F.; Jones, O. C.; Sloan, G. C.; Kraemer, K. E.; Woods, P. M.; Boyer, M. L.; Srinivasan, S.; Antoniou, V.; Lagadec, E.; Matsuura, M.; McDonald, I.; Oliveira, J. M.; Sargent, B. A.; Sewilo, M.; Szczerba, R.; van Loon, J. T.; Volk, K.; Zijlstra, A. A.

    2015-06-01

    This dataset includes two tables, one listing the positions of all staring-mode pointings with the Infrared Spectrograph on the Spitzer Space Telescope within the Small Magellanic Cloud, and the second giving, for all point sources observed, a classification based on the properties of the infrared spectrum and ancillary photometry. (2 data files).

  11. VizieR Online Data Catalog: MSX Ultraviolet Point Source Catalog (Newcomer+, 2004)

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    Newcomer, R. E.; Murthy, J.; Henry, R. C.; Price, S. D.; Paxton, L.

    2006-07-01

    The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Ultraviolet Point Source Catalog contains 47,283 point sources from a set of 201 observations that surveyed approximately half the sky and from a set of 32 pointed observations toward specific targets. For each source, we provide position, UV magnitude and uncertainty in at least one of six filters and where possible an identification of a nearby source from the SIMBAD database. If a nearby source is identified, we include its proximity to the MSX source, and if known, the spectral type and the B and V magnitudes of the SIMBAD object. There were 11,565 matches between MSX and SIMBAD objects, and we estimate false identification to be about 3%. The limiting fluxes differ from filter to filter, and range from 10-16erg/s/cm2/{AA} for IUN4 to 7.8*10-12erg/s/cm2/{AA} for IUW3. Because of variations among the observation sets, the catalog is not complete to the limiting magnitudes for the filters. The UV instrument on MSX was named UVISI (Mill et al., 1994, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 31, 900 (1994JSpRo..31..900M in ADS); Carbary et al., 1994, Applied Optics, 33, 4201 (1994ApOpt..33.4201C in ADS)). The fields-of-view for the narrow-field and wide-field UV imagers were 1.46x1.19deg (detector pixels of 20.6"x17.5") and 13.4x9.2deg (detector pixels of 3.12'x2.27'), respectively. Four filters were used with the narrow-field imager (IUN) with effective wavelengths centered at 2480{AA} (IUN3), 2310{AA} (IUN4), 2230{AA} (IUN5), and 2930{AA} (IUN6). Two filters were used with the wide-field imager (IUW) and centered at 1320{AA} (IUW3) and 1560{AA} (IUW6). Two data files are available for the MSX UV Point Source Catalog: the calibration data file and the catalog data file. (2 data files).

  12. ADVERTISMENT Home > News > Breaking news 15 Dec 2010

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    ADVERTISMENT Home > News > Breaking news 15 Dec 2010 Researchers create new high-performance fiber News > Breaking news > Agriculture > Archaeology > Atmospheric Science > Biology > Cancer > Chemistry and Physics > Earth Science > Education > Infectious Diseases > Mathematics > Medicine & Health

  13. enr.com: Engineering News-Record

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    With origins dating back to the 1800s, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) has served the construction industry for generations. Now published in an online edition, ENR has information about construction technology, power and industrial issues, environment, and much more. One of the most interesting sections of the site focuses on new projects around the world, describing innovative buildings and structures, transportation systems, or anything related to construction. Each issue has in-depth feature stories, and a recent one assessed the cleanup and rebuilding operations at the World Trade Center site. ENR is an excellent resource for technical and business related news.

  14. Cohesiveness in Financial News and its Relation to Market Volatility

    PubMed Central

    Piškorec, Matija; Antulov-Fantulin, Nino; Novak, Petra Kralj; Mozeti?, Igor; Gr?ar, Miha; Vodenska, Irena; Šmuc, Tomislav

    2014-01-01

    Motivated by recent financial crises, significant research efforts have been put into studying contagion effects and herding behaviour in financial markets. Much less has been said regarding the influence of financial news on financial markets. We propose a novel measure of collective behaviour based on financial news on the Web, the News Cohesiveness Index (NCI), and we demonstrate that the index can be used as a financial market volatility indicator. We evaluate the NCI using financial documents from large Web news sources on a daily basis from October 2011 to July 2013 and analyse the interplay between financial markets and finance-related news. We hypothesise that strong cohesion in financial news reflects movements in the financial markets. Our results indicate that cohesiveness in financial news is highly correlated with and driven by volatility in financial markets. PMID:24849598

  15. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Chamaeleon I 870um sources (Belloche+, 2011)

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    Belloche, A.; Schuller, F.; Parise, B.; Andre, P.; Hatchell, J.; Jorgensen, J. K.; Bontemps, S.; Weiss, A.; Menten; K. M.; Muders, D.

    2011-01-01

    Table 2 lists the sources extracted with GAUSSCLUMPS from the filtered 870 micron continuum emission map of Chamaeleon I obtained with the bolometer camera LABOCA at the APEX telescope. These sources are listed in the order in which they were found by GAUSSCLUMPS, i.e. roughly in order of decreasing peak flux density. The 870 micron dust continuum emission map of the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud is available in FITS format. The data were obtained with the bolometer camera LABOCA at the APEX telescope. They were calibrated, reduced, co-added, gridded, smoothed to an effective angular resolution of 21.2" (FWHM), and written in FITS format with the BoA software. The flux density unit is Jy/21.2"-beam. The coordinates are equatorial (J2000) and the offsets are in RADIO projection. (6 data files).

  16. An examination of the role of online social media in journalists’ source mix

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruthann Weaver Lariscy; Elizabeth Johnson Avery; Kaye D. Sweetser; Pauline Howes

    2009-01-01

    Using telephone surveys of business\\/financial journalists in the United States (n=200), this research investigates the agenda-building role of social media content in journalists’ work. Understanding that more non-public relations content from user-generated and social network sites, like YouTube and Twitter, are fast becoming resources for journalists to get story ideas, break scandals, and find sources, we began this scholarly work

  17. U.S. Water News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-07-31

    This online magazine features news articles from around the world about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water. The archives include articles from 1995-present and are searchable by topic: supply, quality, policy, conservation, litigation/rights, global resource, or by keyword. The site also provides a list of water meetings and conferences and a free sample of the Water Investment Newsletter, which includes information about water stocks and investments. Educators can access information and examples for teaching about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water.

  18. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Planck Catalog of Compact Sources Release 1 (Planck, 2013)

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    Planck Collaboration

    2013-03-01

    Planck is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission, with significant contributions from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). It is the third generation of space-based cosmic microwave background experiments, after the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). Planck was launched on 14 May 2009 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. Following a cruise to the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, cooling and in orbit checkout, Planck initiated the First Light Survey on 13 August 2009. Since then, Planck has been continuously measuring the intensity of the sky over a range of frequencies from 30 to 857GHz (wavelengths of 1cm to 350?m) with spatial resolutions ranging from about 33' to 5' respectively. The Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) on Planck provides temperature and polarization information using radiometers which operate between 30 and 70GHz. The High Frequency Instrument (HFI) uses pairs of polarization-sensitive bolometers at each of four frequencies between 100 and 353GHz but does not measure polarization information in the two upper HFI bands at 545 and 857GHz. The lowest frequencies overlap with WMAP, and the highest frequencies extend far into the submillimeter in order to improve separation between Galactic foregrounds and the cosmic microwave background (CMB). By extending to wavelengths longer than those at which the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) operated, Planck is providing an unprecedented window into dust emission at far-infrared and submillimeter wavelengths. The PCCS (Planck Catalog of Compact Sources) is the list of sources detected in the first 15 months of Planck "nominal" mission. It consists of nine single-frequency catalogues of compact sources, both Galactic and extragalactic, detected over the entire sky. The PCCS covers the frequency range 30-857 GHz with higher sensitivity (it is 90% complete at 180mJy in the best channel) and better angular resolution than previous all-sky surveys in the microwave band. By construction its reliability is >80% and more than 65% of the sources have been detected at least in two contiguous Planck channels. Many of the Planck PCCS sources can be associated with stars with dust shells, stellar cores, radio galaxies, blazars, infrared luminous galaxies and Galactic interstellar medium features. (12 data files).

  19. VizieR Online Data Catalog: ICRF2 sources of the Rio survey (Assafin+, 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Assafin, M.; Vieira-Martins, R.; Andrei, A. H.; Camargo, J. I. B.; da Silva Neto, D. N.

    2014-04-01

    In our observations, we used two non-dedicated instruments, shared by the Brazilian astronomical community: the 0.6m diameter Bollen & Chivens Cassegrain telescope (F/13.5, f=8.1m) and the 1.6m diameter Perkin-Elmer Cassegrain telescope (F/10, f=16m), located at the LNA observing site, the Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, Brasopolis, Brazil (OPD/LNA) (IAU code 874; ?=+45:34:57, ?=-22:32:04, h=1870m). We added sources for observation later on, with the outcome of the ICRF-ext1 (Ma, 2001, 15th Working Meeting on European VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry) and of the ICRF-ext2 (Fey et al., 2008, Cat. J/AJ/127/3587). Naturally, not all sources could be observed, due to prohibitive telescope time consuming. When the ICRF2 was finally released in 2009, the program at OPD/LNA had already finished. (1 data file).

  20. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Radio point sources rotation measures catalog (Xu+, 2014)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xu, J.; Han, J.-L.

    2015-04-01

    We compiled a catalog of Faraday rotation measures (RMs) for 4553 extragalactic radio point sources published in literature. These RMs were derived from multi-frequency polarization observations. The RM data are compared to those in the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) RM catalog. We reveal a systematic uncertainty of about 10.0+/-1.5rad/m2 in the NVSS RM catalog. The Galactic foreground RM is calculated through a weighted averaging method by using the compiled RM catalog together with the NVSS RM catalog, with careful consideration of uncertainties in the RM data. The data from the catalog and the interface for the Galactic foreground RM calculations are publicly available on the webpage: http://zmtt.bao.ac.cn/RM/ . (2 data files).

  1. News / Events Home > News / Events : News > Business > SGS to Showcase Its Wind Energy Servic...

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    Home News / Events NEWS Corporate Business Archives Home > News / Events : News > Business > SGS to Showcase Its Wind Energy Servic... FOCUS ON MORE NEWS SGS to Conduct AWS Certified and Conditions Search Term... Business Lines Activities Service Finder Our Clients News / Events Investor

  2. Astrophysics Source Code Library -- Now even better!

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allen, Alice; Schmidt, Judy; Berriman, Bruce; DuPrie, Kimberly; Hanisch, Robert J.; Mink, Jessica D.; Nemiroff, Robert J.; Shamir, Lior; Shortridge, Keith; Taylor, Mark B.; Teuben, Peter J.; Wallin, John F.

    2015-01-01

    The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL, ascl.net) is a free online registry of codes used in astronomy research. Indexed by ADS, it now contains nearly 1,000 codes and with recent major changes, is better than ever! The resource has a new infrastructure that offers greater flexibility and functionality for users, including an easier submission process, better browsing, one-click author search, and an RSS feeder for news. The new database structure is easier to maintain and offers new possibilities for collaboration. Come see what we've done!

  3. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Infrared-faint radio sources catalog (Collier+, 2014)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Collier, J. D.; Banfield, J. K.; Norris, R. P.; Schnitzeler, D. H. F. M.; Kimball, A. E.; Filipovic, M. D.; Jarrett, T. H.; Lonsdale, C. J.; Tothill, N. F. H.

    2014-11-01

    The 20cm radio data come from the Unified Radio Catalog (URC) compiled by Kimball & Ivezic (2008AJ....136..684K). This radio catalogue combines data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) VLA Sky Survey (NVSS; Condon et al., 1998, Cat. VIII/65), Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters (FIRST; Becker, White & Helfand, 1995, cat. VIII/92), Green Bank 6cm survey (GB6; Gregory et al., 1996, Cat. VIII/40), the Westerbork Northern Sky Survey (WENSS; Rengelink et al. 1997; de Bruyn et al. 2000, Cat. VIII/62) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 6 (SDSS DR6; Adelman-McCarthy et al., 2008, Cat. II/282). We use updated NVSS and FIRST data from the URC version 2.0 (Kimball & Ivezic, in preparation), which includes a number of new sources as well as updated positions and flux densities. The IR data come from WISE (Wright et al. (WISE Team) 2009, Cat. II/311), which is an all-sky survey centred at 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22um (referred to as bands W1, W2, W3 and W4), with respective angular resolutions of 6.1, 6.4, 6.5 and 12.0-arcsec (full width at half-maximum, FWHM), and typical 5? sensitivity levels of 0.08, 0.11, 1 and 6mJy, with sensitivity increasing towards the ecliptic poles. (1 data file).

  4. Tobacco in the news: associations between news coverage, news recall and smoking-related outcomes in a sample of Australian smokers and recent quitters.

    PubMed

    Dunlop, Sally M; Cotter, Trish; Perez, Donna; Chapman, Simon

    2012-02-01

    This paper aims to track smokers' and recent quitters' recall of tobacco news, compare patterns of recall with patterns of news coverage and assess associations between news recall and smoking-related cognitions and behaviours, by using a quantitative analysis. The Cancer Institute New South Wales (NSW)'s Tobacco Tracking Survey, a continuous tracking telephone survey of adult smokers and recent quitters, was used to monitor recall of tobacco news and smoking-related cognitions and behaviours from January to September 2010 (approximately 50 interviews per week; n = 1952). Thirty per cent of respondents reported semi-prompted recall of tobacco news with patterns of recall closely following peaks in news coverage. Television was the most frequently cited source of tobacco news. Multivariate logistic regression analyses indicated that, controlling for individual characteristics, smokers with high levels of tobacco news recall were significantly more likely to have strong beliefs about harms from smoking [odds ratio (OR) = 1.38] and frequent thoughts about quitting (OR = 1.32). The results show that the news media are an important source of information for smokers, with the potential to influence beliefs and to put or keep quitting on the smokers' agenda. Media advocacy remains an important component of tobacco control. PMID:22156232

  5. PLANET EARTH STRANGE NEWS

    E-print Network

    Wenseleers, Tom

    TECH HEALTH PLANET EARTH SPACE STRANGE NEWS ANIMALS HISTORY HUMAN NATURE SHOP 504kLikeLike +24142 Follow TECH HEALTH PLANET EARTH SPACE STRANGE NEWS ANIMALS HISTORY HUMAN NATURE SHOP TRENDING: Military

  6. NatureNews

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    NatureNews is the science news website of the journal Nature. The site provides a daily summary of news about research and discoveries in life, physical and applied sciences, and clinical medicine. Materials include a daily top story, featured stories, videos, a news blog, and event announcements. There are also longer format reports, opinion features, podcasts, and an archive of past issues organized by year and month.

  7. Online Investing: Surf the Stocks

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Whether it be the meteoric rise in Internet company stocks or the President's plan to invest Social Security funds in the stock market, Wall Street is getting quite a bit of press these days. Another related story that has received a great deal of attention is the strong growth in online investing. This new CNET (last described in the November 6, 1998 Scout Report) topic center attempts to decipher all the buzz and present users with the information they need to decide whether or not online investing is for them. The site features four articles taking readers from the decision to invest to managing their online portfolios, online investing news, computer security tips and applications, investing downloads (PC only), and a selection of briefly annotated links to investment news and service sites.

  8. Weekly Media Summary from the Media Relations team 4 November 2013 News this week

    E-print Network

    Aickelin, Uwe

    UWE researchers develop artificial heart to pump human waste to power future robots Press and online-bot-beats-blockages-with-printed- heart.html Laboratory Talk http://www.uk/electronics/news/researchers-give-urine-powered-robot-new- heart/1017443.article E Science News http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/11/07/artificial.heart

  9. NMSU RESEARCH NEWS Newsletter of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies,

    E-print Network

    Johnson, Eric E.

    , and International Programs NMSU Researchers Receive NASA/EPSCoR Award to Develop Future Astrobiology A U G U-RELATED NEWS ONLINE AT HTTP://RESEARCH.NMSU.EDU/NEWS Page 2 · NMSU Researchers Receive NASA/EPSCoR Award Page 3 · Recipients of the 7th Annual URC Awards Page 5 · NMSU Faculty Wins Outstanding Ornamental Publication Award

  10. VizieR Online Data Catalog: The Initial Gaia Source List (IGSL) (Smart, 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smart, R. L.

    2013-11-01

    The IGSL is a compilation catalog produced for the Gaia mission. We have combined data from the following catalogs or datasets to produce a homogenous list of positons, proper motions, photometry in a blue and red band and estimates of the magnitudes in the Gaia G and G_RVS bands. Included Catalogs: Tycho2, LQRF, UCAC4, SDSS-DR9, PPMXL, GSC23, GEPC, OGLE, Sky2000, 2MASS. Note that in compiling the various entries we did not consider the individual flags. Overall, we think this catalog is reliable but there will be errors, mismatches and duplicates. The user should use this catalog with that in mind, it is fine for statistical studies that has some way to remove obviously incorrect entries but it should only be used with care for individual objects. The source catalogs used to produce the IGSL are: * The Gaia Ecliptic Pole Catalog, version 3.0 (GEPC) Altmann & Bastian 2009, "Ecliptic Poles Catalogue Version 1.1" ESA Document GAIA-C3-TN-ARI-MA-002 URL http://www.rssd.esa.int/llink/livelink/open/2885828 * GSC2.3: GSC2 version 2.3, Lasker et al. 2008AJ....136..735L (I/305) * an excerpt of the 4th version of the Gaia Initial QSO Catalog (GIQC) as compiled by the GWP-S-335-13000, formed by Alexandre H. Andrei, Christophe Barache, Dario N. da Silva Neto, Francois Taris, Geraldine Bourda, Jean-Francois Le Campion, Jean Souchay, J.J. Pereira Osorio, Julio I. Bueno de Camargo, Marcelo Assafin, Roberto Vieira Martins, Sebastien Bouquillon, Sebastien Lambert, Sonia Anton, Patrick Charlot * OGLE: Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment version III (Szymaski et al., 2011) J/AcA/61/83 * PPMXL: Positions and Proper Motions "Extra Large" Catalog, Roeser et al. (2010), I/317 * SDSS: Sloan Digital Sky Survey data release 9 V/139 * UCAC4: Zacharias et al. 2012, Cat. I/322A * Tycho-2, Hoeg et al. Cat. I/259 (1 data file).

  11. username Latest News

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    West, Stuart

    username ········ Log In s f Latest News Formal Complaint over Gameshow Coverage Contestants in TS Success Story s f Angel News Sex-changing animals obey the laws of nature by Joanna on 24 October 2003 pool. Full News List Post your comment on this item Comments: Comment by: on 26/10/2003 06:50:00Becky

  12. Alumni News President's Corner

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    1 Fall 2005 Forestry Alumni News President's Corner Sam Coker, President CUFA 2004-2006 Fall but I have had my fill of dreadful news about hurricanes and all the other catastrophes so prevalent in the news. Fall is the season we all look forward to for great weather and outdoor gatherings. It's time

  13. Search.. Go Published News

    E-print Network

    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    Tweet 1 Search.. Go Log in · Published News · Cell.com · Biotechnology and Bioengineering · Cancer Page 1 of 2UC Davis study shows how DNA finds its match | Cell Press Daily News Aggregator 6/17/2013http://news.cell.com/story.php?title=uc-davis-study-shows-how-dna-finds-its-match #12;5. Artificial

  14. -News Home Help Japan regrets French minister's comments on nuclear project

    E-print Network

    -News Home Help Japan regrets French minister's comments on nuclear project 2 hours, 26 minutes ago is being billed as a clean, safe, inexhaustible energy source of the future. news web sites The United, Russia and China back the French site in the southern town of Cadarache. news web sites "We have

  15. Aviation News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Whether you're a fan of Airbus or Boeing, Quantas or Aer Lingus, this website provides very thorough coverage of the airline industry. The Flight Global group's motto is "serious about aviation", and it shows on their homepage, where visitors can find over thirteen sections dedicated to air transport, helicopters, training, and spaceflight. The more casual user may just wish to click on a few of the "Latest News Headlines", but dedicated aeronautics devotees may wish to sign up for their e-newsletter and their RSS feed. Moving down the site's homepage, visitors can cruise on in to the "What's Hot" area and the "Jobs" section, which might be useful for future members of a flight crew or those looking to make a more dramatic career change. Of course, any visit to this site would be woefully incomplete if visitors didn't take a look at profiles of the Airbus 380, the Boeing 747, and many other planes in the "Dynamic Aircraft Profiles" area of the site.

  16. News for a Teen Market: The Lessons of Channel One.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoynes, William

    1998-01-01

    Describes the types of stories that Channel One covers and the characteristics and configuration of its news sources. Focusing mostly on anchor personalities and politicians, Channel One news serves as a promotional vehicle for itself and youth culture, providing a friendly environment for controversial product advertisements. Such dramatic and…

  17. Shaping Foreign Policy OpinionsThe Role of TV News

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald L. Jordan; Benjamin I. Page

    1992-01-01

    Increasing evidence of connections between public opinion and U.S. foreign policy-making suggests the importance of determining what influences shape the collective foreign policy preferences of the public. A data set involving repeated measures of public opinion and content analyses of TV news broadcasts before and between opinion surveys is used to estimate the impact of news stories from various sources

  18. NewsStand: a new view on news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Benjamin E. Teitler; Michael D. Lieberman; Daniele Panozzo; Jagan Sankaranarayanan; Hanan Samet; Jon Sperling

    2008-01-01

    News articles contain a wealth of implicit geographic content that if exposed to readers improves understanding of today's news. However, most articles are not explicitly geotagged with their geographic content, and few news aggregation systems expose this content to users. A new system named NewsStand is presented that collects, analyzes, and displays news stories in a map interface, thus leveraging

  19. News@hand: A Semantic Web Approach to Recommending News

    E-print Network

    Cantador, Iván

    News@hand: A Semantic Web Approach to Recommending News Iván Cantador, Alejandro Bellogín, Pablo, Spain {ivan.cantador, alejandro.bellogin, pablo.castells}@uam.es Abstract. We present News@hand, a news recommender system which applies Semantic Web technologies to describe and relate news contents and user

  20. Space Today Online

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    Anthony R. Curtis, Ph.D.

    2006-03-07

    This online magazine is intended to provide accurate information on past, present, and future human activities in and about space, including space science, history, research, space flight, solar system exploration, deep space astronomy, and cosmology. It features news articles on space vehicles, astronauts, coming launches and landings, satellite missions, telescopes, and many other topics. The site also provides image galleries, videos, and resources for teachers such as lesson plans, book reviews, tutorials, and other items.

  1. An analysis of the market news and related information available to Arizona cattle producers 

    E-print Network

    Stubblefield, Thomas Mason

    1956-01-01

    ......................................... 1 I SETTING OF THE PROBLEM............................... 3 II SOURCES OF LIVESTOCK MARKET NEWS AND RELATED INFORMATION. 20 III MARKET NEWS AND RELATED INFORMATION RECEIVED AND USED BY ARIZONA FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE PRODUCERS............ 39... OF THE ARIZONA RANGE CATTLE MARKET REPORT AND CATTLE LISTING SERVICE............................ 91 VII CRITICISMS OF PRESENT MARKET NEWS AND RELATED INFORMA? TION................................................ 109 VIII A MODEL OF THE LIVESTOCK MARKET NEWS...

  2. Anglicans Online!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Anglicans Online! has grown to be a comprehensive source of information for the world's Episcopal/Anglican church on the Internet. Topics offered are the Newsroom, Canada, USA, World, and Resources including reference links, biblical study. Ecumenical partners, and a listing of Discussion mailing lists and newsgroups are also provided.

  3. From the SPR news editor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patricia H. Reiff

    1986-01-01

    This issue marks the inaugural of the SPR News section, which is joining The Oceanography Report, Water-Watch, The VGP News, and the Mineal Physics News as section reports. Like those reports, we will bring together news particularly of interest to the AGU solar-planetary relations (SPR) membership. Our first news item of that typed is a report from the outgoing SPR

  4. Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More Current page: News / News

    E-print Network

    Leigh, David A.

    Home News Blogs Forums Wiki Members More » Current page: News / News Ads by Goooooogle Plasma.tecan.com News Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains Controlled by light, transport the equivalent of world membership is free! Learn more Page 1 of 2Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains | Betterhumans > News 18

  5. Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of nutrition because it does not provide complete nutrition for human infants," Keim said. For the study, published online ... Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Kim Updegrove, president, Human Milk Banking Association ... and Newborn Nutrition Recent Health News

  6. News & Events - Team Science Toolkit

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add an item Login required News and events, funding opportunities,

  7. EuroNews

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created in 1992 in Lyons, France, EuroNews is a European Broadcasting Union initiative that was started by a group of European public broadcasters interested in providing European viewers with a diverse set of perspectives of regional and international news. The site will be of interest to anyone with an interest in viewing recent news briefs about a number of important topics of relevance, such as political affairs within the European Union, cultural activities, and technological innovations within various parts of the EU. Visitors can also view a weekly schedule for EuroNews, or elect to view the latest news update from EuroNews. As might be expected, the site may be viewed in a number of languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.

  8. Science 360 News Service

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Science 360 News Service gathers news "from wherever science is happening." It is a valuable service sponsored by the National Science Foundation featuring video clips, interviews, and solid news reporting. On their homepage, visitors can look over Today's Video, which might feature anything from a nanosponge that can soak up oil spills to new carbon forms. After that, visitors should head on over to the Breaking Story area of the site, which profiles a new story from the world of science. The section What the Blogs Are Saying Today is a great way to stay up to date with breaking science news, as it brings together the latest from NPR, Earthsky, Scientific American, and other high quality resources. Visitors can also click on the Sections heading which includes hundreds of photographs, news videos, and links to a world of other science news sites.

  9. The role of provider-patient communication and trust in online sources in Internet use for health-related activities.

    PubMed

    Hou, Jiran; Shim, Minsun

    2010-01-01

    Provider-patient communication is an important factor influencing patients' satisfaction and health outcomes. This study draws upon the uses and gratification theory to examine how individuals' perception of communication with healthcare providers is associated with their Internet use for health-related activities. Using the data from the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), we found that as individuals perceived their communication with providers to be less patient-centered, they were more likely to engage in various types of online health activities, such as using websites for healthy lifestyles, searching for healthcare providers, and seeking health information. Trust in online health information was also found to be a significant predictor of online health activities. The results of this study emphasized the important role of provider-patient communication in motivating individuals to turn to the Internet for health purposes. PMID:21154093

  10. Broadcast News Salaries Stabilize

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bob Papper

    2012-01-01

    The 2009 RTDNA\\/Hofstra University Annual Survey found local television and radio news salaries largely stagnant, with increases of 2.5% in TV and radio salaries unchanged. That was a decided improvement for both TV and radio over the year before—when both radio and TV news salaries actually declined. And with inflation nonexistent in 2009, news people really did hold their own.

  11. Media KitCampus Advertisers About UIC News

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Media KitCampus Advertisers 2014­2015 #12;Contents About UIC News How to Advertise Advertising by clients in tif, jpg, eps or pdf format. Please upload your advertisement with your online order form to refuse or cancel advertising for inappropriate content. This includes, without limitation, advertisements

  12. News Photographers, Librarians, Tags, and Controlled Vocabularies: Balancing the Forces

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diane Neal

    2008-01-01

    This article discusses a survey distributed to photojournalism professionals in order to determine their metadata preferences for photograph retrieval in an online archival system. Their top preferences included: named objects, specific events occurring in the photograph, browsing, and photographer-supplied keywords. Findings included problems with news photographers' metadata quality as well as librarians' inability to supply all the necessary metadata in

  13. News and Views International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy

    E-print Network

    Mench, Matthew M.

    News and Views International hydrogen association for hydrogen energy design competition applied Laboratory, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37916, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Available online 7 July 2011 Keywords: Fuel cell

  14. ERCIM NEWS 89 April 201234 Special Theme: Big Data

    E-print Network

    Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad

    ERCIM NEWS 89 April 201234 Special Theme: Big Data CumuloNimbo aims at architecting and developing ease of programming, consistency, and high scalability. Big Data applications have so far focused on batch processing. The next step for Big Data is to move to the online world. This shift will raise

  15. IT Information, News You Can Use NEW THIS YEAR

    E-print Network

    Brownstone, Rob

    online. See Security for more information. Contact the Help Desk for assistance with passwordsIT Information, News You Can Use NEW THIS YEAR Office 365 Email and Collaboration Tools is being are increasingly having a large impact on the delivery of instruction. SERVICES Information Technology Services

  16. LabSOURCE

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    LabSOURCE is a periodic newsletter produced by the University of California. It provides news and information on UC's management of three DOE laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory -- and news highlights from the laboratories themselves.

  17. Online News Media Bias Analysis using an

    E-print Network

    Minai, Ali A.

    language processing (NLP) methods to identify the different agents' personality traits with respect to various topics or concepts. An agent's personality traits affect its inclination to word a certain event

  18. PBS Online NewsHour: Tracking Hurricanes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of efforts to forecast the path of hurricanes and the extent of their destruction. Includes hurricane basic facts and figures and a Q-and-A with a scientist about tracking hurricanes. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  19. PBS Online NewsHour: Polar Discoveries

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of the Arctic and Antarctic research planned for the International Polar Year, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan on Arctic warming, profiles of researchers, audio slide show on Antarctic dry-valley organisms, and stories on research projects.

  20. PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on understanding nanoscale dimensions, a slide show, and Q-and-A with the creators of a museum exhibit aimed at explaining nanotechnology. Main story available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  1. Comparing electronic news media reports of potential bioterrorism-related incidents involving unknown white powder to reports received by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Bureau of Investigation: U.S.A., 2009-2011.

    PubMed

    Fajardo, Geroncio C; Posid, Joseph; Papagiotas, Stephen; Lowe, Luis

    2015-01-01

    There have been periodic electronic news media reports of potential bioterrorism-related incidents involving unknown substances (often referred to as "white powder") since the 2001 intentional dissemination of Bacillus anthracis through the U.S. Postal System. This study reviewed the number of unknown "white powder" incidents reported online by the electronic news media and compared them with unknown "white powder" incidents reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a 2-year period from June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2011. Results identified 297 electronic news media reports, 538 CDC reports, and 384 FBI reports of unknown "white powder." This study showed different unknown "white powder" incidents captured by each of the three sources. However, the authors could not determine the public health implications of this discordance. PMID:25420771

  2. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Do honeybees have two discrete dances to advertise food sources?

    E-print Network

    Spilios, Kathryn

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Do honeybees have two discrete dances to advertise food10805) The honeybee, Apis mellifera, dance language, used to communicate the location of profitable food and its provides information about both its distance and its direction. The view that honeybees have two

  3. On-line characterisation of copper vapour evolution from linear vapour source generated using strip electron beam

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. K. Sahu; A. Majumder; R. A. Patankar; V. K. Mago; K. B. Thakur

    2008-01-01

    In electron beam assisted physical vapour deposition (EB-PVD) technique, the online characterization of the evaporator is essential for process optimisation and control. In applications such as decorative and corrosion resistance coating, the knowledge of time average distribution of vapour is essential, whereas in some real time applications such as isotope purification, surface hardening and alloying etc., real time knowledge of

  4. Software News and Updates NUPACK: Analysis and Design of Nucleic Acid Systems

    E-print Network

    Pierce, Niles A.

    Software News and Updates NUPACK: Analysis and Design of Nucleic Acid Systems JOSEPH N. ZADEH,1 online 19 July 2010 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). Abstract: The Nucleic Acid Package (NUPACK) is a growing software suite for the analysis and design of nucleic acid systems. The NUPACK web

  5. NSF Web Site News From the Field

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures Multimedia Gallery NSF Current Newsletter News Archive News transfer element (translucent). Credit and Larger Page 1 of 3nsf.gov - News - The Shape of Things to Come

  6. The "Roles" of the Game: The Influence of News Consumption Patterns on the Role Conceptions of Journalism Students

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    Tandoc, Edson C., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    This study is based on a survey of 364 undergraduate journalism students and looks at how news consumption patterns influence the journalistic role conceptions that students hold. This study finds that students rated the interpreter role as most important. Students who prioritized the interpreter role also tend to get their news from online

  7. European Industrial Relations Observatory Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The European Industrial Relations Observatory Online (EIROnline) was developed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an autonomous body created by the European Community. The aim of the site is to "initiate, collect, store, disseminate and provide access to information and analysis on developments in industrial relations" in the 15 European Union member states and Norway. Visitors will find the latest industrial relations news and feature articles arranged by country. There is also a bimonthly publication called the EIRObserver summarizing the news and items over the past two months.

  8. 11/15/2007 03:08 PMChannel 4 -News -Some bacteria 'cheat and lie' Page 1 of 1http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/some+bacteria+cheat+and+lie/1041957

    E-print Network

    West, Stuart

    11/15/2007 03:08 PMChannel 4 - News - Some bacteria 'cheat and lie' Page 1 of 1http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/some+bacteria+cheat+and+lie/1041957 Some bacteria 'cheat and lie' Last Modified: 13 Nov 2007 Source: PA News The benefits of "friendly" bacteria are well known - but now

  9. Broadcast News Writing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smeyak, Paul G.

    This book is designed to introduce the fundamentals of broadcast news writing. The first three chapters concern leads, organization of material, and grammar and style. Chapter four brings the news writer into contact with the technological and aesthetic demands of radio and discusses interviews, lead-ins, and tag lines. Chapter five deals with…

  10. Water Resources News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Water Resources division of the US Geological Service provides this water news resource, tracking current water-related events and recent publications from across the US. Recent news items include: flooding in Texas, the impacts of Hurricane Bonnie, the release of a USGS report on water use in the US, and stream-flow data from Puerto Rico, to name a few.

  11. AIP Weekly Physics News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The University of Exeter (UK) Physics Department has given new meaning to the term "value added" in its mirroring of the American Institute of Physics' weekly publication, Physics News Update. The AIP Public Information Division makes available Physics News, which provides concise coverage of new developments in physics, graphics "depicting important physics research topics and concepts," and a subset of more in-depth stories about breaking news in physics. This Exeter site provides all of the content of the AIP's Physics News Update, and enhances it by: 1) providing an archive back to September of 1990; 2) making this archive searchable; and 3) providing the reports in HTML format, with each article subject cross-referenced to any of over 25 topics from atomic physics to superconductors, allowing the user easy access to other Physics News articles on the same topics.

  12. Unified analysis of streaming news

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amr Ahmed; Qirong Ho; Jacob Eisenstein; Eric P. Xing; Alexander J. Smola; Choon Hui Teo

    2011-01-01

    News clustering, categorization and analysis are key components of any news portal. They require algorithms capable of dealing with dynamic data to cluster, interpret and to temporally aggregate news articles. These three tasks are often solved separately. In this paper we present a unified framework to group incoming news articles into temporary but tightly-focused storylines, to identify prevalent topics and

  13. Web-MCQ: A set of methods and freely available open source code for administering online multiple choice question assessments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Claire Hewson

    2007-01-01

    University of Bolton, Bolton, Lancashire, England E-learning approaches have received increasing attention in recent years.\\u000a Accordingly, a number of tools have become available to assist the nonexpert computer user in constructing and managing virtual\\u000a learning environments, and implementing computer-based and\\/or online procedures to support pedagogy. Both commercial and free\\u000a packages are now available, with new developments emerging periodically. Commercial products

  14. News Shot Cloud: Ranking TV News Shots by Cross TV-Channel Filtering for Efficient Browsing of Large-Scale News Video Archives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Norio Katayama; Hiroshi Mo; Shin’ichi Satoh

    2011-01-01

    \\u000a TV news programs are important target of multimedia content analysis since they are one of major information sources for ordinary\\u000a daily lives. Since the computer storage cost has reduced significantly, today we can digitally archive a huge amount of TV\\u000a news programs. On the other hand, as the archive size grows larger, the cost for browsing and utilizing video archives

  15. Statistical data evaluation in mobile gamma spectrometry: an optimization of on-line search strategies in the scenario of lost point sources.

    PubMed

    Hjerpe, T; Finck, R R; Samuelsson, C

    2001-06-01

    There is a potential risk that hazardous radioactive sources could enter the environment, e.g., via satellite debris, smuggled radioactive goods, or lost metal scrap. From a radiation protection point of view there is a need for rapid and reliable methods for locating and identifying sources. The methods could also be used to locate hot spots after radioactive fallout. Carborne and airborne gamma spectrometry systems are suitable for the task. This work focuses on a situation where the radionuclide to search for is known, which is not an unlikely scenario. The possibility that the source is located near a road can be high, and thus motivating a carborne spectrometer system. The main object is to optimize on-line statistical methods in order to achieve a high probability for locating the point source and still have reasonably few false alarms caused by variations in the natural background radiation. Data were obtained from a carborne 3-L NaI(Tl) detector and two point sources located at various distances from the road. The nuclides used were 137Cs and 131I. Spectra were measured stationary on the road. From these measurements we have reconstructed counts in spectral windows applicable to different speed and sampling times; the time 3 s and speeds 32 and 54 km h(-1) are used in this work. The maximum distance a source can be located from the road and still be detected is estimated with four different statistical analysis methods. This distance is called the critical distance, CD. The method is applied on gross counts in the full energy peak spectral window. For each method alarm levels have been calculated from background data obtained in Scania (Skåne), in the south of Sweden. The results show large differences in CD. With the best approach, the two sources could be detected from about 180 m (137Cs, 6 GBq) and 170 m (131I, 4.5 GBq). PMID:11388725

  16. Internet News Radio

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Internet News Radio (iNR) is an audio news program which uses RealAudio software allowing Internet users to play audio files "on-demand" over the Internet, including through a standard modem connection. Most stories are broadcast in both French and English. Each week major stories relevant to the Internet are covered, as well as related technology news. iNR also offers audio articles containing movie reviews, software reviews, and feature stories. Pointers to Web sites relevant to stories are provided. Note that RealAudio now supports 28.8 modem connections in its 2.0 beta version.

  17. Using Expert Sources in Breaking Science Stories: A Comparison of Magazine Types.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martin, Shannon E.

    1991-01-01

    Examines the number and kind of sources certain magazines included in articles about science. Finds that science magazines did not use expert sources more often or even carry proportionately more breaking science news than did business and news magazines. (SR)

  18. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  19. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  20. 29 CFR 793.8 - “News editor.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Requirements for Exemption § 793.8 “News editor.” A news editor is an employee who gathers, edits and rewrites the news. He may also select and prepare news items for broadcast and present...

  1. Hybrid single-source online Fourier transform coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering/optical coherence tomography.

    PubMed

    Kamali, Tschackad; Považay, Boris; Kumar, Sunil; Silberberg, Yaron; Hermann, Boris; Werkmeister, René; Drexler, Wolfgang; Unterhuber, Angelika

    2014-10-01

    We demonstrate a multimodal optical coherence tomography (OCT) and online Fourier transform coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (FTCARS) platform using a single sub-12 femtosecond (fs) Ti:sapphire laser enabling simultaneous extraction of structural and chemical ("morphomolecular") information of biological samples. Spectral domain OCT prescreens the specimen providing a fast ultrahigh (4×12???m axial and transverse) resolution wide field morphologic overview. Additional complementary intrinsic molecular information is obtained by zooming into regions of interest for fast label-free chemical mapping with online FTCARS spectroscopy. Background-free CARS is based on a Michelson interferometer in combination with a highly linear piezo stage, which allows for quick point-to-point extraction of CARS spectra in the fingerprint region in less than 125 ms with a resolution better than 4??cm(-1) without the need for averaging. OCT morphology and CARS spectral maps indicating phosphate and carbonate bond vibrations from human bone samples are extracted to demonstrate the performance of this hybrid imaging platform. PMID:25360965

  2. Trends in the Online Newsroom: A Study of the "Straits Times Interactive."

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    Keshvani, Nisar

    2000-01-01

    Examines the impact of online technology on work practices, management policy and online consumer's expectations from the Singaporean national daily "Straits Times Interactive" which was launched in 1995. Considers implications on journalism education and suggests teaching tools based on online news trends. (RS)

  3. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The nature and consequences of news order preferences.

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    Legg, Angela M; Sweeny, Kate

    2014-03-01

    Information often comes as a mix of good and bad news, prompting the question, "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?" In such cases, news-givers and news-recipients differ in their concerns and considerations, thus creating an obstacle to ideal communication. In three studies, we examined order preferences of news-givers and news-recipients and the consequences of these preferences. Study 1 confirmed that news-givers and news-recipients differ in their news order preferences. Study 2 tested two solutions to close the preference gap between news-givers and recipients and found that both perspective-taking and priming emotion-protection goals shift news-givers' delivery patterns to the preferred order of news-recipients. Study 3 provided evidence that news order has consequences for recipients, such that opening with bad news (as recipients prefer) reduces worry, but this emotional benefit undermines motivation to change behavior. PMID:24177520

  4. Shooting the News.

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    Araiza, Alfredo E.

    1989-01-01

    Offers advice to photojournalists for using the camera to sensitively portray news events. Suggest ways to avoid negative stereotypes, and for using photography to truthfully illustrate factual situations. (LS)

  5. Cornell Science News: Nanoguitar

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Science News article, from Cornell University, provides information about extraordinarily small vibrating devices, including a nanoguitar that is "carved out of crystalline silicon and no larger than a single cell." An optical method for detecting these vibrations is described.

  6. Understanding Health News

    MedlinePLUS

    ... For example, a 2010 news story reported that dark chocolate may help guard against brain injury after ... participants similar to you in ways that may matter, such as age, race, or gender? 7. Was ...

  7. Popularity and Quality in Social News Aggregators: A Study of Reddit and Hacker News

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    Stoddard, Greg

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we seek to understand the relationship between the online popularity of an article and its intrinsic quality. Prior experimental work suggests that the relationship between quality and popularity can be very distorted due to factors like social influence bias and inequality in visibility. We conduct a study of popularity on two different social news aggregators, Reddit and Hacker News. We define quality as the relative number of votes an article would have received if each article was shown, in a bias-free way, to an equal number of users. We propose a simple poisson regression method to estimate this quality metric from time-series voting data. We validate our methods on data from Reddit and Hacker News, as well the experimental data from prior work. This method works well even though the collected data is subject to common social media biases. Using these estimates, we find that popularity on Reddit and Hacker News is a stronger reflection of intrinsic quality than expected.

  8. Breaking news: How local TV news and real-world conditions affect fear of crime

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    Ronald Weitzer; Charis E. Kubrin

    2004-01-01

    Many Americans report that they are fearful of crime. One frequently cited source of this fear is the mass media. The media, and local television news in particular, often report on incidents of crime, and do so in a selective and sometimes sensational manner. This paper examines the role of the media in shaping crime fears, in conjunction with both

  9. Upgrade of the resonance ionization laser ion source at ISOLDE on-line isotope separation facility: new lasers and new ion beams.

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    Fedosseev, V N; Berg, L-E; Fedorov, D V; Fink, D; Launila, O J; Losito, R; Marsh, B A; Rossel, R E; Rothe, S; Seliverstov, M D; Sjödin, A M; Wendt, K D A

    2012-02-01

    The resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS) produces beams for the majority of experiments at the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator. A substantial improvement in RILIS performance has been achieved through a series of upgrade steps: replacement of the copper vapor lasers by a Nd:YAG laser; replacement of the old homemade dye lasers by new commercial dye lasers; installation of a complementary Ti:Sapphire laser system. The combined dye and Ti:Sapphire laser system with harmonics is capable of generating beams at any wavelength in the range of 210-950 nm. In total, isotopes of 31 different elements have been selectively laser-ionized and separated at ISOLDE, including recently developed beams of samarium, praseodymium, polonium, and astatine. PMID:22380244

  10. News home | search | forms | login career zone

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    News home | search | forms | login about ICS academics research people facilities career zone news News Archive email ICS department email website manager News Viewer 04/07/1999 Joe Dane receives Aspect Technology Fund grants were established for the benefit of 1 of 2 8/22/2001 11:52 AM News wysiwyg://70/http://www.ics.hawaii.edu/news

  11. NSF Web Site News From the Field

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    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures NSF Current Newsletter Multimedia Gallery News Archive News engineers. Full Story The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports

  12. Environment News Service

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Environment News Service is a daily international wire service covering issues and events that affect the environment. Topics include legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits, international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public health, air quality, and many others. Site materials include text-based news articles and press releases, videos, information on professional media services, and subscription instructions. There is also a keyword search function that lets users locate material in older articles.

  13. Primary Source

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This monthly electronic newsletter from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will offer information about new grants, highlights of best practices and successful grant proposals, notices of new publications, and other news related to the agency. Judging from the inaugural issue (January 2000), the newsletter will primarily consist of a number of short pieces, one or two paragraphs apiece, accompanied by links to more information at the IMLS Website. Users can subscribe at the above URL or read the newsletter online at the IMLS site.

  14. Tipping news in information accumulation system

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    Shin, J. K.

    2010-05-01

    As a continuous opinion dynamics model, the information accumulation system (IAS) includes three basic mechanisms of the news, the inheritance and the diffusion as contributing to the information accumulation process of a system. A system is composed of agents who diffuse information through internal interaction, while each of them has incomplete memory or inheritance rate. The news comes from external sources of information, such as mass media. Previously the model IAS was studied only for the small news problems. In this study, a tipping news problem is considered. A key question of the problem is: what is the minimum strength of advertisement that can tip the minority opinion to a majority one? Dynamics of the IAS is briefly revisited with a special interest on nonlinear behavior of the model. In particular, it is shown that a discrete map of the IAS for a single color problem can be transformed into a logistic map, from which the dynamics of the IAS can be better understood. To show the applicability of the IAS model, the result is applied to explain the concept of the critical population size, which claims that there is a minimum population size for a social knowledge system to be continuously inherited without being lost. And critical size of the tipping news is found analytically in terms of IAS parameters. Some of the key results from the present study are compared in detail with the results from the Brownian particle model, which is believed to be the most similar model to the IAS. The concept of tipping news is used to show that a traditional society can tip at an exceptionally low inter-community exposure. Finally, the result was applied to the language competition problem.

  15. SciNews: Incorporating Science Current Events in 21st Century Classrooms

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    DiMaggio, E.

    2011-12-01

    Middle school students are instructed with the aid of textbooks, lectures, and activities to teach topics that satisfy state standards. However, teaching materials created to convey standard-aligned science concepts often leave students asking how the content relates to their lives and why they should be learning it. Conveying relevance is important for student learning and retention, especially in science where abstract concepts can often be incorrectly perceived as irrelevant. One way to create an educational link between classroom content and everyday life is through the use of scientific current events. Students read, hear, and watch media coverage of natural events (such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan), but do not necessarily relate the scientific information from media sources to classroom studies. Taking advantage of these brief 'teachable moments'--when student interest is high--provides a valuable opportunity to make classroom-to-everyday life associations and to incorporate inquiry based learning. To address this need, I create pre-packaged current event materials for middle to high school teachers that align to state standards, and which are short, effective, and easy to implement in the classroom. Each lesson takes approximately 15-30 minutes to implement, allowing teachers time to facilitate brief but meaningful discussions. I assemble materials within approximately one week of the regional or global science event, consisting of short slide shows, maps, videos, pictures, and real-time data. I use a listserv to send biweekly emails to subscribed instructors containing the current event topic and a link to download the materials. All materials are hosted on the Arizona State University Education Outreach SciNews website (http://sese.asu.edu/teacher-resources) and are archived. Currently, 285 educators subscribe to the SciNews listserv, representing 36 states and 19 countries. In order to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of SciNews materials, each lesson links to a brief online survey. I ask educators for basic information (grade level, number of students) as well as feedback on lesson content, accessibility of media types used, agreement with standards, and general comments on how to improve SciNews. Survey results show that SciNews lessons have been implemented in elementary through college classrooms. Comments express an overall agreement that Scinews lessons facilitate classroom discussion, heighten student interest in the topic, and that lessons are easy to use and modify. Current events help demonstrate to students that, unlike fact-filled textbooks suggest, science is not static and scientists are actively investigating many 'textbook' concepts. Showing students the process and progressive nature of scientific information reinforces critical thinking rather than pure memorization.

  16. On-line Algorithm for Blind Signal Extraction of Arbitrarily Distributed, but Temporally Correlated Sources Using Second Order Statistics

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    Andrzej Cichocki; Ruck Thawonmas

    2000-01-01

    Most of the algorithms for blind separation\\/extraction and independent component analysis (ICA) can not separate mixtures of sources with extremely low kurtosis or colored Gaussian sources. Moreover, to separate mixtures of super- and sub-Gaussian signals, it is necessary to use adaptive (time-variable) or switching nonlinearities which are controlled via computationally intensive measures, such as estimation of the sign of kurtosis

  17. Understanding Health News: Complementary Health Approaches In the News

    MedlinePLUS

    Complementary Health Approaches In the News News stories about complementary approaches to health are often on television, the Internet, ... are confusing, conflicting, or misleading. Missing Information From Health Stories Health stories in the media teach us ...

  18. VizieR Online Data Catalog: The HEAO A-1 X-Ray Source Catalog (Wood+, 1984)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wood, K. S.; Meekins, J. F.; Yentis, D. J.; Smathers, H. W.; McNutt, D. P.; Bleach, R. D.; Byram, E. T.; Chubb, T. A.; Friedman, H.; Meidav, M.

    1995-05-01

    The primary objective of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Large Area Sky Survey Experiment (LASS) flown aboard the HEAO 1 satellite was to conduct an all-sky survey for the brightest X-ray sources in the energy range 0.25 to 25 keV. The instrumentation consisted of an array of large proportional counter modules with collimators of varying fields of view and with sufficient sensitivity to detect sources as faint as 0.25 mu.Jy at 5 keV, assuming a Crab-like spectrum (1.1 muJy at 5 keV = 1 UFU for a Crab-like spectrum). Full sky coverage was achieved in the first 6 months of the mission by continuously scanning great circles perpendicular to the Earth-Sun line. The HEAO A-1 catalog results from the 6-month survey and, thus, covers the whole sky. For additional information concerning the NRL LASS instrument, the data analysis procedures, characteristics and limitations of the source data, and a discussion of X-ray source classes, the source publication should be consulted. (1 data file).

  19. KU Scholar Services adds digital journals to online repository

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    2009-06-18

    12/5/13 KU Scholar Services adds digital journals and monographs to online repository www.lib.ku.edu/news/digital_journals.shtml 1/2 Contact Us KU Libraries Lawrence, Kansas 66045 HOME OF WORLD-CLASS COLLECTIONS AND The University of Kansas... Scholar Services adds digital journals to online repository June 18, 2009 Scholar Services, a program of Information Services at the University of Kansas, is making several KU-based scholarly journals and monographs available online to readers...

  20. NEWS ADVISORY March 4, 2011

    E-print Network

    NEWS ADVISORY March 4, 2011 CU-Boulder Students to Launch Radar Experiment: Why Does North Boulder Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of Media Relations and News Services at 303-492-4007 or caughey

  1. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1982

    1982-01-01

    Highlights major science news stories of 1982 reported in "Science News." Categories include space/astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, energy, physics, anthropology/paleontology, earth sciences, technology, behavior, science/society, and the environment. (JN)

  2. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1983

    1983-01-01

    Highlights important 1983 news stories reported in Science News. Stories are categorized under: anthropology/paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; earth sciences; energy; environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology and computers. (JN)

  3. News and Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-07-01

    New Source of Information from Advertisers The Journal has a new feature effective with the June 1999 issue. If you would like additional information about our advertisers or their products, the quickest and easiest way to get it is via JCE Online: go to http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu click on Ad Index This will take you to the list of advertisers, each conveniently linked to their home page. When you do contact our advertisers, be sure to tell them that you saw their ad in the Journal of Chemical Education. This is important to them, and to us. JCE Software Receives Award The Journal recently received notice that JCE Software portion of JCE Online has been selected as a Links2Go Key Resource for the topic of chemistry software. According to Links2Go (www.links2go.com), JCE Software's home page is one of the top fifty most accessed online resources in the area of chemistry software (currently ranked 45). Thanks to all of you who have visited JCE Online and the JCE Software area to make this possible. If you haven't visited the site yet, you can go there directly (http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/index.html ) as well as via our JCE Online home page. You will be greeted with a short video of nitrogen triiodide exploding and be able to get a wealth of information about our latest releases, software, CD-ROMs/Video, student resources, materials for authors and software developers. You can see color graphics from our CD-ROMs, video, and software,... Actually, if you are familiar with our Catalog, this is much better. 1999 Welch Chemistry Prize Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Natural Science at Stanford University, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemistry for his lifetime achievements in physical and analytical chemistry. Zare's interests focus on the development and application of lasers and other novel instruments to explore chemical frontiers, ranging from molecules to chemical processes, from the inside of cells to the inside of meteorites. Zare and colleague Andrew Alexander are contributors to the Journal's Viewpoints series, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: "Anatomy of Elementary Chemical Reactions", JCE, 1998, 75, 1105. The Welch Award in Chemistry has been given by the Welch Foundation since 1972 to honor lifetime achievements in the field. Zare will be honored and presented with a $300,000 prize and gold medallion during the Foundation's annual award banquet held in Houston in October. NEACT Conference: Chemistry of Materials and Material Science The 61st Summer Conference of NEACT, the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, will be held from Monday, August 9, through Thursday, August 12, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The four-day conference will feature an exploration of the chemistry of materials and material science and effective methods of presenting these in the classroom and laboratory. The keynote address is "Teaching Solid State Chemistry at MIT" by Ron Latanision of MIT's Department of Material Science. Other presentations include "Driving Force", James Livingston; "The Colorful Nanoworld", Moungi Bawendi; "Molecular Wire-Based Amplification in Chemical Sensors", Timothy Swager; "Putting Solids in the Foundation", Arthur Ellis, George Lisensky, and Karen Nordell; "Miracle Materials", Valerie Wilcox; "Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", Richard Stein; and "Using Software in Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", William Vining. There will be a selection of workshops on the conference theme as well. The conference is open to all. The program chairperson is Peter J. Nassiff, Science Department Chairperson at Burlington High School. For further information contact Nassiff at 80 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701; email: pnassiff@massed.net. Call for Symposia, Papers, & Workshops: 16th BCCE The Web site for the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 30-August 3, 2000, at the Un

  4. Bioengineering News Department of Bioengineering

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    Bioengineering News Department of Bioengineering Imperial College London 06 January 2006 Volume 2. Congratulations! News this month at- a-glance... · Welcome to Mr Kenneth Keating, our new Lab Technician Katsiamis, who passed his viva last month. · Any news items for the next newsletter? Please email Rachael

  5. Political News and Political Consciousness

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    Schertges, Claudia

    2007-01-01

    This article deals with mass media in modern democratic societies, using the example of Israeli news reports in German television (TV) news. Central to this interest are processes of mediating politics: political socialisation and education; that is to say, empowering citizens via TV news to participate in democratic processes. The article…

  6. News Items - Team Science Toolkit

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    Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add News Item Login required NIH SciTS 2015 Conference Registration

  7. MSU News Service Fall seeded peas and lentils show promise

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    MSU News Service Fall seeded peas and lentils show promise as economical nitrogen source; tour-seeded peas and lentils for spring grazing and as a nitrogen source for a subsequent wheat crop, say. Legumes, like peas and lentils, take nitrogen from the air and accumulate it in both the above

  8. VizieR Online Data Catalog: 2FGL sources observed between 5-9GHz (Schinzel+, 2015)

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    Schinzel, F. K.; Petrov, L.; Taylor, G. B.; Mahony, E. K.; Edwards, P. G.; Kovalev, Yu. Y.

    2015-04-01

    A list of 216 target fields were observed with the Very Large Array (VLA). The instantaneous bandwidth was split into two parts, with one half centered at 5.0GHz (4.5-5.5GHz) and the other centered at 7.3GHz (6.8-7.8GHz); on 2012 October 26 and 2012 November 3. See section 2.1 During the first campaign with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), from 2012 September 19-20, we observed 411 2FGL unassociated sources in a decl. range of [-90°, +10°] at 5.5 and 9GHz. The details of that observing campaign and results have been reported by Petrov et al. (2013, J/MNRAS/432/1294). We detected a total of 424 point sources. In a second ATCA campaign on 2013 September 25-28, we re-observed sources that were detected at 5GHz, but were not detected at 9GHz. See section 2.2. Follow-up observations of 149 targets selected from the VLA and ATCA survey above -30° decl. were conducted with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) between 2013 Feb-Aug (VCS7 project; 4.128-4.608 and 7.392-7.872GHz simultaneously) and in 2013 Jun-Dec (campaign S5272; 7.392-7.872GHz only). See section 2.3. For sources with decl. below -30° we added 21 objects to the on-going LCS campaign (Petrov et al. 2011, J/MNRAS/414/2528) in 2013 Mar-2013 Jun at 8.200-8.520GHz. See section 2.4. (7 data files).

  9. Operation of a high temperature ion source at the helium-jet on-line isotope separator facility HELIOS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Brügger; N. Hildebrand; T. Karlewski; N. Trautmann; A. K. Mazumdar; G. Herrmann

    1985-01-01

    The performance of a high temperature ion source coupled to a helium gas-jet transport system for an efficient mass separation of neutron-rich alkaline earth and lanthanide isotopes is reported and the results of overall efficiency measurements using different cluster materials in the gas-jet are given. A fast, microprocessor controlled tape transport system for gamma-spectroscopic studies on short-lived isotopes is described.

  10. Any Good News in Soft News? The Impact of Soft News Preference on Political Knowledge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MARKUS PRIOR

    2003-01-01

    Several scholars, most notably Matt Baum, have recently argued that soft news for- mats contribute to democratic discourse, because they attract viewers who would otherwise not be exposed to news at all. I extend Baum's approach in two ways. First, Baum's theory postulates that people's appreciation of entertainment is one of the factors determining news exposure and, by extension, attention

  11. The Evaluations of Swine Flu Magnitudes in TV News: A Comparative Analysis of Paired Influenza Pandemics.

    PubMed

    Pan, Po-Lin; Meng, Juan

    2015-01-01

    This study examined how major TV news networks covered two flu pandemics in 1976 and 2009 in terms of news frames, mortality exemplars, mortality subject attributes, vaccination, evaluation approaches, and news sources. Results showed that the first pandemic was frequently framed with the medical/scientific and political/legal issues, while the second pandemic was emphasized with the health risk issue in TV news. Both flu pandemics were regularly reported with mortality exemplars, but the focus in the first pandemic was on the flu virus threat and vaccination side effects, while the vaccination shortage was frequently revealed in the second outbreak. PMID:26075542

  12. Good, Bad or Absent: Discourses of Parents with Disabilities in Australian News Media

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    Fraser, Vikki; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth

    2015-01-01

    Background: News media frames public perceptions. As such, news media becomes a useful source of analysis to understand the presence (or otherwise) of people with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities, within parenting discourses in Australia. Method: Using Critical Discourse Analysis, this article examines major Australian…

  13. Online Population and Environment Linkages Service

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) offers this centralized resource for online "books, reports, journal articles, newspaper articles, news analysis, maps, conference papers, datasets, slide shows, organizations, regional overviews, laws, bills, and court decisions, and much more from around the world ... from the simple to the technical." Because the selection process for online materials is not limited to "academic standards," documents cover a wide area, from government reports (e.g., Congressional Research Service reports), which form the majority of the online resources, to articles by nonprofit organizations. To assist viewers in judging resources, each entry includes the type of resource, title, author, affiliation, peer review process, and abstract, along with the URL. A search function allows users to search full-text resources (by title, author, country, category/ keyword). Also at the site are subject-specific bibliographic resources, current news, and a bulletin board.

  14. Home > News > Breaking news 19 Apr 2010 A brain-recording device that melts into place

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    Rogers, John A.

    Home > News > Breaking news 19 Apr 2010 A brain-recording device that melts into place - 18 Apr Login RSS FEED Keyword Win a Book News > Breaking news > Agriculture > Archaeology > Atmospheric Science-recording device that melts into place: Page 3 4/19/2010http://www.firstscience.com/home/news/breaking-news

  15. News Recommendation via Hypergraph Learning: Encapsulation of User Behavior and News Content

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    Li, Tao

    News Recommendation via Hypergraph Learning: Encapsulation of User Behavior and News Content Lei Li taoli@cs.fiu.edu ABSTRACT Personalized news recommender systems have gained in- creasing attention in recent years. Within a news reading community, the implicit correlations among news readers, news

  16. Exploring the Characteristics of "News Radio" Stations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Riffe, Daniel

    A descriptive mail survey extended two earlier studies done in the 1970s on "all-news" stations (or "news radio") and compared characteristics of stations using all-news with those of stations using extended news or news/information formats. Specifically, the previous studies were updated by exploration of how the following sets of characteristics…

  17. 4/27/12 nsf.gov -National Science Foundation (NSF) News -Can Nature's Beauty Lift Citizens From Poverty?... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124002&org=NSF&from=news

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    4/27/12 nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Can Nature's Beauty Lift Citizens From Poverty?... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124002&org=NSF&from=news NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSFWide Investments Speeches

  18. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Monitoring compact radio sources at 2.5 + 8.2GHz (Lazio+, 2001)

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    Lazio, T. J. W.; Waltman, E. B.; Ghigo, F. D.; Fiedler, R. L.; Foster, R. S.; Johnston, K. J.

    2002-01-01

    We present light curves for 149 sources monitored with the Green Bank Interferometer. The light curves are at two radio frequencies (approximately 2.5 and 8.2GHz) and range from 3 to 15yr in length, covering the interval 1979-1996, and have a typical sampling of one flux density measurement every 2 days. Observations were made on a 2.4km baseline. Dual circular polarization was recorded over a 35MHz bandwidth at two frequencies in the S and X frequency bands. Until 1989 August (1989.7), the frequencies were 2.7GHz (S band) and 8.1GHz (X band); in 1989 September cryogenic receivers were installed, and the frequencies changed to 2.25GHz (S band) and 8.3GHz (X band). (2 data files).

  19. ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news and science breakthroughs -- updated daily Science News Share Blog Cite Print Email Bookmark Insecticides Or Genetically Modified Crops? Non-Target Insects Affected More By Insecticides Than By Crops Engineered To Make Insect-specific Toxins

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    0000-00-00

    Science News article adapted from the USDA highlighting the role of Bt crops in an age of overwhelming non-target damage evidence from pesticides. The conclusion is that Bt is by far the least harmful to non-target organisms.

  20. Commonwealth News Update

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Oren Gruenbaum

    2011-01-01

    A growing scandal over phone-hacking, alleged bribery of senior police officers and the use of convicted private investigators to obtain private information illegally enveloped Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, News Corporation. Murdoch and his son James were questioned by MPs as pressure grew in Britain, and abroad, to curb the tycoon's dominant role. Malta voted to legalise divorce. A corruption

  1. Neo-Latin News 

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2002-01-01

    responded warmly to it?one went out of her NEO-LATIN NEWS 357 way to say how much she liked the translation. None of them would have been reading Weston if it had not been for Cheney and Hosington. Jane Stevenson and Peter Davidson draw...

  2. Broadcast news transcription

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Kubala; Hubert Jin; S. Matsoukas; L. Nguyen; R. Schwartz

    1997-01-01

    We describe our work on automatic transcription of radio and television news broadcasts. This problem is very challenging for large vocabulary speech recognition because of the frequent and unpredictable changes that occur in speaker, speaking style, topic, channel, and background conditions. Faced with such a problem, there is a strong tendency to try to carve the input into separable classes

  3. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2002-01-01

    to the French text? To focus on the original title, to discuss its NEO-LATIN NEWS 169 complexities and implications?it is a real conundrum?would al- low for more analysis of an essential feature of the Apologie, namely Henri Estienne?s concern with belief...

  4. Latest Space Shuttle News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    This site from NASA offers the latest news on the space shuttle program. It features a variety of articles on the program. Links to other sites on the shuttle program provide provide resources such as posters, educational materials and interactive resources. Users can use the site to learn more about the most recent space shuttle missions or any of the past missions.

  5. NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE

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    Pfrender, Michael

    NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE Triangulating the genetic basis of adaptation to multifarious selection M. E. PFRENDER Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA Understanding how natural populations adapt to their local environments is a major research theme

  6. Bugs in the News!

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    John Brown

    2007-12-12

    Bugs in the News contains basic articles about topics relating to viruses and bacteria. Feature articles are provided on DNA vaccines, antibiotic resistance, allergies, anthrax, E. coli, cloning, flu, genes, genetic engineering, enzymes, chloroplast, Mad Cow disease, MHC molecule, penicillin, receptors, and microbiology. Advanced level articles are provided on genetically-engineered adenovirus, AIDS and HIV, and Cryptosporidium.

  7. Parent News Offline, 2002.

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    Robertson, Anne S., Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document is comprised of the two issues in volume 4 of "Parent News Offline," a publication of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN) designed to introduce those without Internet access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The Spring 2002 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Middle College High Schools:…

  8. News Search: Any Publication

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    Walker, Jeff

    declarations and monitor global climate UniNews Climate change to affect grape industry: study Top Stories predictions about soil moisture and crop yield out to seven days and three months. This will help them to make critical decisions about what to plant and when, their likely crop yield," Dr Walker said. "Our vision

  9. Nursing Department NEWS & EVENTS

    E-print Network

    Escolano, Francisco

    Nursing Department NEWS & EVENTS Postgraduate and specialisation studies course 2014/15 (Published on 09/06/2014) The Department of nursing, in its programming of own of postgraduate programmes practice nursing Pre-enrollment: From July 1, 2014 * Specialist in clinical management. Pre

  10. Making News Connections.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swiderek, Bobbi

    1998-01-01

    Describes how one teacher uses news articles to teach connections between the present-day real world and the books that her students read. Notes that her intent is to help readers transfer concepts from one domain (their reading) to another (real life). Offers the example of how this was done with the book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. (SR)

  11. E-SovTox: An online database of the main publicly-available sources of toxicity data concerning REACH-relevant chemicals published in the Russian language.

    PubMed

    Sihtmäe, Mariliis; Blinova, Irina; Aruoja, Villem; Dubourguier, Henri-Charles; Legrand, Nicolas; Kahru, Anne

    2010-08-01

    A new open-access online database, E-SovTox, is presented. E-SovTox provides toxicological data for substances relevant to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) system, from publicly-available Russian language data sources. The database contains information selected mainly from scientific journals published during the Soviet Union era. The main information source for this database - the journal, Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevania [Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases], published between 1957 and 1992 - features acute, but also chronic, toxicity data for numerous industrial chemicals, e.g. for rats, mice, guinea-pigs and rabbits. The main goal of the abovementioned toxicity studies was to derive the maximum allowable concentration limits for industrial chemicals in the occupational health settings of the former Soviet Union. Thus, articles featured in the database include mostly data on LD50 values, skin and eye irritation, skin sensitisation and cumulative properties. Currently, the E-SovTox database contains toxicity data selected from more than 500 papers covering more than 600 chemicals. The user is provided with the main toxicity information, as well as abstracts of these papers in Russian and in English (given as provided in the original publication). The search engine allows cross-searching of the database by the name or CAS number of the compound, and the author of the paper. The E-SovTox database can be used as a decision-support tool by researchers and regulators for the hazard assessment of chemical substances. PMID:20822322

  12. Online Pharmacies

    MedlinePLUS

    MENU Return to Web version Online Pharmacies Is it safe to buy medicines online? It can be safe to buy your medicines online, but you need to be very ... new or more serious health problems. Illegal online pharmacies might not be licensed; might send you medicines ...

  13. Exposure to Political Diversity Online

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Munson, Sean A.

    2012-01-01

    The Internet gives individuals more choice in political news and information sources and more tools to filter out disagreeable information. Citing the preference described by selective exposure theory--that people see and attend to information that supports their beliefs and avoid counter-attitudinal information--observers warn that people may use…

  14. Online, Inc.

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Online, Inc. site contains selections from four magazines including Online, Database, CD-ROM Professional, and MultiMedia Schools. Tables of contents, selected articles, columns, and indexes are available for these Online, Inc. magazines. General information about subscribing to and writing for these magazines is also included. Registration and program information for the Online CD-ROM Conference and Exposition, and other events sponsored by Online, Inc., is also available.

  15. Text Features Made Easy Using News Magazines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-10-05

    In this lesson, students will use news magazines such as Time for Kids, Science News for Kids, or other news magazines to identify text features and explain how the text features contribute to their understanding of the informational text.

  16. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  17. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  18. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

  19. VizieR Online Data Catalog: 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cutri, R. M.; Skrutskie, M. F.; van Dyk, S.; Beichman, C. A.; Carpenter, J. M.; Chester, T.; Cambresy, L.; Evans, T.; Fowler, J.; Gizis, J.; Howard, E.; Huchra, J.; Jarrett, T.; Kopan, E. L.; Kirkpatrick, J. D.; Light, R. M.; Marsh, K. A.; McCallon, H.; Schneider, S.; Stiening, R.; Sykes, M.; Weinberg, M.; Wheaton, W. A.; Wheelock, S.; Zacarias, N.

    2003-06-01

    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) project is designed to close the gap between our current technical capability and our knowledge of the near-infrared sky. In addition to providing a context for the interpretation of results obtained at infrared and other wavelengths, 2MASS will provide direct answers to immediate questions on the large-scale structure of the Milky Way and the Local Universe. To achieve these goals, 2MASS is uniformly scanning the entire sky in three near-infrared bands to detect and characterize point sources brighter than about 1 mJy in each band, with signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) greater than 10, using a pixel size of 2.0". This will achieve an 80,000-fold improvement in sensitivity relative to earlier surveys. 2MASS uses two new, highly-automated 1.3-m telescopes, one at Mt. Hopkins, AZ, and one at CTIO, Chile. Each telescope is equipped with a three-channel camera, each channel consisting of a 256x256 array of HgCdTe detectors, capable of observing the sky simultaneously at J (1.25 ?m), H (1.65 ?m), and Ks (2.17 ?m), to a 3? limiting sensitivity of 17.1, 16.4 and 15.3mag in the three bands. The 2MASS arrays image the sky while the telescopes scan smoothly in declination at a rate of ~1' per second. The 2MASS data "tiles" are 6 deg. long in the declination direction and one camera frame (8.5') wide. The camera field-of-view shifts by ~1/6 of a frame in declination from frame-to-frame. The camera images each point on the sky six times for a total integration time of 7.8 s, with sub-pixel "dithering", which improves the ultimate spatial resolution of the final Atlas Images. The University of Massachusetts (UMass) is responsible for the overall management of the project, and for developing the infrared cameras and on-site computing systems at both facilities. The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) is responsible for all data processing through the Production Pipeline, and construction and distribution of the data products. The 2MASS project involves the participation of members of the Science Team from several different institutions. The 2MASS project is funding by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). (1 data file).

  20. USES, VALUES, STAKEHOLDERS, AND OPINIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NEWS MEDIA, 1995-2001

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas E. Fish; Heidi Recksiek; David P. Fan

    The concept of marine protected areas is currently under scrutiny by members of the U.S. Congress, coastal natural resource management agencies, special interest stakeholder groups, and the public. As a surrogate for public opinion polls, a media content analysis was performed for news stories related to marine protected areas. The analysis examined more than 25,000 on-line newspaper, news wire, and

  1. NO news is no new news

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fotheringham, C.J.; Keeley, J.E.

    2005-01-01

    In the paper 'NO News', Preston et al. (2004) make a number of erroneous assumptions regarding nitrogen oxide chemistry. These authors also present some very significant misinterpretations of previous research into the effects of various nitrogen oxides on germination of post-fire followers. Methodological differences between the study by Preston et al. (2004) and previous work are also problematic, such as using NO-donors in solution versus the use of direct application of various nitrogen oxides in the gaseous phase. A closer review of these studies, with the proper understanding of nitrogen oxide chemistry, and interpretations of the available literature, would lead to the conclusion that, contrary to the authors' assertions, the Preston et al. (2004) study supports, rather than refutes, earlier findings by Keeley and Fotheringham (1997, 1998a, b, 2000). ?? CAB International 2005.

  2. ScalableWeb News Adaptation To Mobile Devices Using Visual Block Segmentation for Ubiquitous Media Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eunshil Lee; Jinbeom Kang; Joongmin Choi; Jaeyoung Yang

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes an enhanced method of Web content adaptation to mobile devices for online News article provision in ubiquitous environments. Our system exploits a scheme of visual block segmentation for Web pages that filters out unnecessary blocks and extracts useful article information from content blocks. This method resolves the problems of previous approaches to Web content adaptation in which

  3. Global News VILLAGE: A Case Study Explication of Targeted Tutorial Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schmitz, Dawn M.; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke

    2005-01-01

    The Global News VILLAGE (Virtual Information Literacy Learning and Growing Environment) is an online tutorial developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help undergraduates learn how to use the library to find current information about global events and issues. Supporting the interdisciplinary Global Studies curriculum, the…

  4. Research News Clinical Investigation Center

    E-print Network

    Blanchette, Robert A.

    Research News Clinical Investigation Center Winter 2013 Advancing Veterinary and Human Medicine and to reduce tumor volume in various animal species. Study participants must meet the following criteria

  5. World Bank: News & Broadcast

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From logistics to international development, the World Bank's News & Broadcast website is worth bookmarking, particularly for public policy types, international affairs scholars, and anyone with a penchant for global matters. The homepage presents a news area, complete with icons which indicate whether there is video or audio associated with each item. Not only is it a good way to learn about the World Bank's activities, it is another way to stay on top of economic development strategies, political unrest, and foreign investment patterns. Visitors to the site can search all of the media available here, look over the World Bank's YouTube channel, and sign up for their RSS feed. Those persons looking for specific types of information can find a number of categories, including "Speeches", and "Issue Briefs".

  6. Acoustical standards news.

    PubMed

    Blaeser, Susan B; Schomer, Paul D

    2015-05-01

    American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of Acoustical Standards, both National and International. To receive copies of the latest Standards catalogs, please contact Susan B. Blaeser.Comments are welcomed on all material in Acoustical Standards News.This Acoustical Standards News section in JASA, as well as the National and International Catalogs of Acoustical Standards, and other information on the Standards Program of the Acoustical Society of America, are available via the ASA home page: http://acousticalsociety.org. PMID:25994730

  7. Environmental News Link

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    The Environmental News Link Web site is published by Capital Reports, which was founded in 1980 by former lobbyist Brian Sturtevant and is self described as a pioneer in specialized environmental policy reporting. Offering an alternative to mainstream sites, visitors can read timely articles on some of the most important environmental news stories of the day. A few of the recent entries include stories about new toxic air emission rules, potential changes to BLM grazing regulations, and how the EPA is providing tools to improve septic system management. Although the articles are very succinct and no links are offered for additional information, those seeking quick updates will appreciate the well laid out and easily read articles.

  8. Linking Topics of News and Blogs with Wikipedia for Complementary Navigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuki Sato; Daisuke Yokomoto; Hiroyuki Nakasaki; Mariko Kawaba; Takehito Utsuro; Tomohiro Fukuhara

    2011-01-01

    \\u000a We study complementary navigation of news and blog, where Wikipedia entries are utilized as fundamental knowledge source for linking news articles and blog feeds\\/posts. In the proposed framework,\\u000a given a topic as the title of a Wikipedia entry, its Wikipedia entry body text is analyzed as fundamental knowledge source\\u000a for the given topic, and terms strongly related to the given

  9. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2003-01-01

    SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Zini argues that ?the humanists became ... the first true historians of philosophy? (13). The essays in the collection develop this argument from three different, but related, perspectives. The first section, entitled ?Savoir lire... in this sun-centered system, De revolutionibus fully deserves to join the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare?s First Folio, and Audobon?s Birds of America, for which a complete census has al- ready been prepared. I described Gingerich?s goal as ?deceptively simple...

  10. Geomorphology in the news

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nicole Gasparini

    Each student must choose a current news article that relates to geomorphology. Each student will given an oral presentation about the article, including a synopsis of the story and a description of geomorphic processes that are involved. The other students are able to ask questions. The activity gives the students a chance to relate what they are learning about in class to current events and social issues. Designed for a geomorphology course Has minimal/no quantitative component

  11. Contact: Releasing the news

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pinotti, Roberto

    The problem of mass behavior after man's future contacts with other intelligences in the universe is not only a challenge for social scientists and political leaders all over the world, but also a cultural time bomb as well. In fact, since the impact of CETI (Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) on human civilization, with its different cultures, might cause a serious socio-anthropological shock, a common and predetermined worldwide strategy is necessary in releasing the news after the contact, in order to keep possible manifestations of fear, panic and hysteria under control. An analysis of past studies in this field and of parallel historical situations as analogs suggests a definite "authority crisis" in the public as a direct consequence of an unexpected release of the news, involving a devastating "chain reaction" process (from both the psychological and sociological viewpoints) of anomie and maybe the collapse of today's society. The only way to prevent all this is to prepare the world's public opinion concerning contact before releasing the news, and to develop a long-term strategy through the combined efforts of scientists, political leaders, intelligence agencies and the mass media, in order to create the cultural conditions in which a confrontation with ETI won't affect mankind in a traumatic way. Definite roles and tasks in this multi-level model are suggested.

  12. WATER RESOURCES .NEWS NEBRASKA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    E-print Network

    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    WATER RESOURCES .NEWS NEBRASKA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 212 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING" DIRECTOR ... c---~ / --'-----::L.\\ ".~-' ~1arch 1973 Incrc~sinq demands on our water supolies dictate~at~ent processes are improved and the procurement and development of naturJl water sources becomes increasingly

  13. Press Releases and News Analysis: Asia ETF risk under watch

    E-print Network

    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Press Releases and News Analysis: Asia ETF risk under watch after UBS rogue trades Comment By RMI. Banks across the region, which have been busy peddling Asia-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs to financial industry sources in Hong Kong and Singapore. Asia-focused ETFs are unique in that they allow

  14. The Language of Journalism in Treatments of Hormone Replacement News

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacDonald, Susan Peck

    2005-01-01

    Researchers studying science communication have criticized the sensationalism that often appears in journalistic accounts of science news. This article looks at the linguistic sources of that sensationalism by analyzing the journalistic coverage of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study of hormone replacement research, which was abruptly…

  15. Broadcasting's Impact on Selection of News Stories by Readers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fedler, Fred; Taylor, Phillip

    1978-01-01

    Findings of a study of the newspaper reading habits of college students suggest that, while young adults spend a considerable portion of their media time with television and radio, they continue to use newspapers both as a primary source of information and as a follow-up to television and radio news reports. (GW)

  16. NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR EXPATS IN FRANCE -30 JUNE

    E-print Network

    atoms together to produce helium, with solar energy the by-product. On Earth, the fusion would take, or working in France, plus French news in English Page 1 of 4http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article at hotels throughout the Continent and beyond. Click for details. You can't live in Europe Next 1-week/8-day

  17. Public Agenda Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization devoted to public opinion, policy analysis, and citizen education, has recently relaunched its Website. Public Agenda Online provides eighteen issue guides that cover topics such as crime, education, environment, immigration, social security, and welfare. Each issue guide contains an overview of the issue, a news digest of recent stories, background data, various perspectives on the issue, resources for more information, and analyses of related public opinion drawn from major public opinion polls. The site also posts highlights of research reports, presents "critiques on the current state of polling," and offers a weekly email alert service, Public Agenda Alert, which shares the latest in public opinion and public policy research.

  18. The Business Information Services: Old-Line Online Moves to the Web.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Leary, Mick

    1997-01-01

    Although the availability of free information on the World Wide Web has placed traditional, fee-based proprietary online services on the defensive, most major online business services are now on the Web. Highlights several business information providers: Profound, NewsNet and ProQuest Direct, Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition,…

  19. Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sublette, Victoria Anne; Mullan, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have received considerable attention in news headlines describing gamers who have died while engaging in excessive play. However, more common physical and psychosocial effects attributed to online video gaming are social isolation, increased aggression, and negative academic and occupational consequences.…

  20. Interactivity, Online Journalism, and English-Language Web Newspapers in Asia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Massey, Brian L.; Levy, Mark R.

    1999-01-01

    Contributes to scholarship on interactivity and online journalism by performing content analysis of 44 English-language Web newspapers from 14 Asian countries, offering and testing an enlarged theoretical framework for doing so. Finds that the online newspapers provided users with a relatively complex choice of news content, but most did not rate…

  1. A method for securing online community service : a study of selected Western Australian councils

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sunsern Limwiriyakul

    2012-01-01

    Since the Internet was made publicly accessible, it has become increasingly popular and its deployment has been broad and global thereby facilitating a range of available online services such as Electronic Mail (email), news or bulletins, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and World Wide Web (WWW). Progressively, other online services such as telephony, video conference, video on demand, Interactive Television (ITV)

  2. Research Note: Online Journalism in the Low CountriesBasic, Occupational and Professional Characteristics of Online Journalists in Flanders and the Netherlands

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Deuze; Steve Paulussen

    2002-01-01

    ? This research note reports the findings of two web-based surveys of online journalists, conducted in the Netherlands and Flanders in 1999 and 2001. By indicating their basic, occupational and professional characteristics, the survey results provide a profile of the online journalists working for Dutch and Flemish print, broadcast and online-only news websites. The results suggest that `technology-driven', `audience-oriented' and

  3. 11/14/12 nsf.gov -National Science Foundation (NSF) News -Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126045&org=NSF&from=news

    E-print Network

    11/14/12 nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126045&org=NSF&from=news Press Release 12211.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Climate Change Threatens Giant Pandas' Bamb... 2/3www.nsf.gov/news/news

  4. Source Water Management for Disinfection By-Product Control using New York City's Operations Support Tool and On-Line Monitoring

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Weiss, W. J.; Becker, W.; Schindler, S.

    2012-12-01

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency's 2006 Stage 2 Disinfectant / Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBPR) for finished drinking waters is intended to reduce overall DBP levels by limiting the levels of total trihalomethanes (TTHM) and five of the haloacetic acids (HAA5). Under Stage 2, maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), 80 ?g/L for TTHM and 60 ?g/L for HAA5, are based on a locational running annual average for individual sites instead of as the system-wide quarterly running annual average of the Stage 1 DBPR. This means compliance will have to be met at sampling locations of peak TTHM and HAA5 concentrations rather than an average across the entire system. Compliance monitoring under the Stage 2 DBPR began on April 1, 2012. The New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began evaluating potential impacts of the Stage 2 DBPR on NYC's unfiltered water supply in 2002 by monitoring TTHM and HAA5 levels at various locations throughout the distribution system. Initial monitoring indicated that HAA5 levels could be of concern in the future, with the potential to intermittently violate the Stage 2 DBPR at specific locations, particularly those with high water age. Because of the uncertainty regarding the long-term prospect for compliance, DEP evaluated alternatives to ensure compliance, including operational changes (reducing chlorine dose, changing flow configurations to minimize water age, altering pH, altering source water withdrawals); changing the residual disinfectant from free chlorine to chloramines; and engineered treatment alternatives. This paper will discuss the potential for using DEP's Operations Support Tool (OST) and enhanced reservoir monitoring to support optimization of source water withdrawals to minimize finished water DBP levels. The OST is a state-of-the-art decision support system (DSS) to provide computational and predictive support for water supply operations and planning. It incorporates a water supply system simulation model (OASIS, HydroLogics, Inc.), reservoir water quality models, a near real-time monitoring network, and hydrologic forecasts to provide analytical support for both long-term planning and near-term operations. The OST helps managers and operators balance multiple objectives, including water supply reliability, water quality, and environmental and community release objectives. This paper will describe the results of initial testing to evaluate the potential to reduce DBP levels by managing source water withdrawals to minimize the transport of natural organic matter (NOM) precursors from upper reservoirs. Operating rules were developed that take advantage of selective withdrawal capabilities at some upstate reservoirs and the inherent flexibility of the overall water supply system, seeking to minimize DBPs within the larger framework of water supply, water quality, environmental, and regulatory objectives. The results demonstrated that there is substantial flexibility within the system to manage DBP levels, in some cases providing the potential for reductions of DBP precursors of nearly 10%. Additional research is underway that seeks to better understand the sources of natural organic matter in the NYC watershed to provide guidance for on-line monitoring to be used with the OST to support real-time operation support for DBP control.

  5. Implementation of Affect Sensitive News Agent (ASNA) for Affectively Classifying of News Summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shaikh Mostafa Al Masum; Tawhidul Islam; Mitsuru Ishizuka; Helmut Prendinger

    In this paper, we explain a system entitled Affect Sensi- tive News Agent (ASNA) developed as a news aggrega- tor that fetches news employing several RSS news-feeds and auto-categorizes the news according to affect sensi- tivity. There are three main factors that distinguish our work from other similar ones. First, we have integrated the approach to sense affective information from

  6. Top Stories | Articles | Product News | Events | New Technologies | Newsletters | Forums | Videos Biocompare > News >

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Frédéric

    News Biocompare Top Stories | Articles | Product News | Events | New Technologies | Newsletters | Forums | Videos Biocompare > News > Tech Spotlight Efficiency Reigns In Protein Discovery More Spotlights recognition in animals long before humans ever thought of doing such News Sections Cancer Bioprocess News Cell

  7. Design Scenarios for Web-Based Management of Online Information

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hepting, Daryl H.; Maciag, Timothy

    The Internet enables access to more information, from a greater variety of perspectives and with greater immediacy, than ever before. A person may be interested in information to become more informed or to coordinate his or her local activities and place them into a larger, more global context. The challenge, as has been noted by many, is to sift through all the information to find what is relevant without becoming overwhelmed. Furthermore, the selected information must be put into an actionable form. The diversity of the Web has important consequences for the variety of ideas that are now available. While people once relied on newspaper editors to shape their view of the world, today's technology creates room for a more democratic approach. Today it is easy to pull news feeds from a variety of sources and aggregate them. It is less easy to push that information to a variety of channels. At a higher level, we might have the goal of collecting all the available information about a certain topic, on a daily basis. There are many new technologies available under the umbrella of Web 2.0, but it can be difficult to use them together for the management of online information. Web-based support for online communication management is the most appropriate choice to address the deficiencies apparent with current technologies. We consider the requirements and potential designs for such information management support, by following an example related to local food.

  8. Online Games

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is the home of resource collections that support the use of online games and environments for teaching geoscience. There is now a collection of relevant references, examples of online games, and ideas for teaching with online games suggested by participants in the Spring 2008 workshop.

  9. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Reviews important science news stories reported during 1984 in "Science News" magazine. These stories are in the categories of: anthropology and paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; computers; mathematics; earth science; the environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology. (JN)

  10. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Science News, 1987

    1987-01-01

    Provides a review of science news stories reported in "Science News" during 1987. References each item to the volume and page number in which the subject was addressed. Contains references on astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, mathematics and computers, paleontology and anthropology, physics, science…

  11. Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big December 2, 2000 1 Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big

    E-print Network

    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big December 2, 2000 1 Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big Richard P. Gabriel Lucid, Inc Abstract Lisp has done quite well over the last ten years: becoming good environments, able to deliver appli- cations. Yet the Lisp community has failed to do as well

  12. Children's Viewing Patterns for Television News.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Egan, Lola M.

    1978-01-01

    Reports that young children characterized as high or medium news watchers, probably watch the news with their parents, watch more as they grow older, have a fairly good idea of the scope and usefulness of television news, prefer stories about topics appearing in popular entertainment programs, and tend to see television news as being about bad or…

  13. California News Sunday, May 29, 2011

    E-print Network

    California News Sunday, May 29, 2011 Get more California News » TAGS: Comment Now Email Print diego, california news SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- Traces of mercury and PCBs, or toxic chemicals, san diego, california news Recommend Be the first of your friends to recommend this. Mercury, PCBs

  14. NEWS 13 TOP STORIES CAMPAIGN PLUS

    E-print Network

    Salvucci, Dario D.

    WASHINGTON RAW WASHINGTON NEWSROOM NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEWS TIPS SCHOOL iPods, that has some around the country calling for restrictions. Last year in New York, a state/23/08) Getting Back To Business (5/23/08) Holiday At Home (5/23/08) Lake James Boat Ramps Open (5/23/08) Forest

  15. A Comprehensive Analysis of Breast Cancer News Coverage in Leading Media Outlets Focusing on Environmental Risks and Prevention

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles K. Atkin; Sandi W. Smith; Courtnay McFeters; Vanessa Ferguson

    2008-01-01

    Breast cancer has a high profile in the news media, which are a major source of information for cancer patients and the general public. To determine the nature of breast cancer news coverage available to audiences, particularly on the topics of environmental risks and prevention, this content analysis measured a broad array of dimensions in 231 stories appearing in nine

  16. Youth and violence on local television news in California.

    PubMed Central

    Dorfman, L; Woodruff, K; Chavez, V; Wallack, L

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study explores how local television news structures the public and policy debate on youth violence. METHODS: A content analysis was performed on 214 hours of local television news from California. Each of the 1791 stories concerning youth, violence, or both was coded and analyzed for whether it included a public health perspective. RESULTS: There were five key findings. First, violence dominated local television news coverage. Second, the specifics of particular crimes dominated coverage of violence. Third, over half of the stories on youth involved violence, while more than two thirds of the violence stories concerned youth. Fourth, episodic coverage of violence was more than five times more frequent than thematic coverage, which included links to broader social factors. Finally, only one story had an explicit public health frame. CONCLUSIONS: Local television news provides extremely limited coverage of contributing etiological factors in stories on violence. If our nation's most popular source of news continues to report on violence primarily through crime stories isolated from their social context, the chance for widespread support for public health solutions to violence will be diminished. PMID:9279266

  17. Neo-Latin News

    E-print Network

    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01

    . Brandolini anticipates by some fifty years late sixteenth-century thinking about 144 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS the affective power of music. He writes from the perspective of a highly specialized performance tradition at which he and his older brother Aurelio... the centrality of poetry in the emerging cultures of the Renaissance, so different from its marginality in these days, suggesting that we might find it useful for a time, as a way of getting new perspective on matters too habitual, to replace the term ?humanist...

  18. Neo-Latin News

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    Kallendorf, Craig, et. al

    2010-01-01

    ?opera di Francesco Filelfo,? in Storia di Milano, vol. 7: L?et? sforzesca dal 1450 al 1500, Milan: Fondazione Treccani degli Alfieri, 1956, 545). Yet a neo-latin news 233 careful reading of Book 4 of the Odes reveals more than a simple hack.... The Valla that emerges from this perspective is different from the one commonly found in today?s scholarship: he is farther away from both Ockham?s nominalism and Academic skepticism than previously thought, and while Nauta acknowledges some interesting...

  19. Neo-Latin News 

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    Kallendorf, Craig et all

    2010-01-01

    a neo-latin news 101 prominent place in Synesius?s Peri enupnion. Although No?l Aujoulat translates the Greek word eidolon as either ?fant?me? or ?image? in the 2004 Belles Lettres edition and French translation of Synesius?s work, Boriaud... of autobiographical texts and their interpretation, from Francesco Pe- trarca (chs. 2, 4-5) in the mid-fourteenth century to Justus Lipsius (ch. 26) at the beginning of the seventeenth. This spectrum includes other familiar names, as well as some that are less...

  20. Neo-Latin News 

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    Kallendorf, Craig et al

    2009-01-01

    of the encounter: Mehmed II died soon afterward and the Turkish expeditionary forces were forced to withdraw. Philippides ends his volume here, adding in appendices a French text of the Tetaldi document, a Greek and Italian version of the aman-name granted... Oregon University, and J. Max Patrick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Graduate School, New York University. NEO-LATIN NEWS ? A Lexicon to the Latin Text of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Edited by John Chadwick...

  1. Neo-Latin News 

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01

    the major texts of Greek antiq- uity: Venetiae ? Athenae alterae ? dici possunt, propter litteras graecas (vi), as one of Aldus?s associates put it. The essays in this volume grew from a conference devoted to this theme. After a brief preface... that there are problems in the extensive citations of Latin texts in NEO-LATIN NEWS 315 the endnotes: there are passages in which the Latin given cannot be made sense of as is, and at times the notes do not seem to cor- respond to the assertions made in the text. Still...

  2. Online Research 111.

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    McCarthy, Sandra Calemme

    2003-01-01

    Describes the history and development of an online research course at Washtenaw Community College, which provides students with information regarding the Internet and the use of electronic sources. The course is part on an Internet Professional Program at the college. Contains four references, the course objectives, the reading list and a list of…

  3. An introduction to online targeted advertising: principles, implementation, controversies

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    Andrei Z. Broder

    2011-01-01

    Online user interaction is becoming increasingly personalized both via explicit means: customizations, options, add-ons, skins, apps, etc. and via implicit means, that is, deep data mining of user activities that allows automated selection of content and experiences, e.g. individualized top news stories, personalized ranking of search results, personal \\

  4. Study of Server Workload in Large Online Newspaper

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    Zeljko Vrba; Thomas Plagemann; Vera Goebel; Xabiel G. Pañeda

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we present an analysis of access traces from a large online newspaper offering both web and Video-on- Demand service. We have analyzed the lifetime of news articles, their popularity, server load, session interactivity, the working set of servers, and the correlation of the number of web and streaming accesses within a session. The results are interpreted in

  5. Sourcing Routines and Representation in Alternative Journalism: a case study approach

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    Chris Atton; Emma Wickenden

    2005-01-01

    This study is a first attempt to examine how the alternative media select, represent and deploy their news sources. The literature suggests that, in contrast to mainstream sourcing routines, the alternative media privilege “ordinary”, non-elite sources for their news and, through what has been termed native reporting (Atton, 2002a), offer such sources a platform to speak directly to audiences. The

  6. People’s trust in health news disseminated by mass media in Tehran

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    Nedjat, Sima; Nedjat, Saharnaz; Majdzadeh, Reza; Farshadi, Mojgan

    2014-01-01

    Background: People are increasingly interested in health news. As a mass media, the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting’ (IRIB) has the highest number of target audiences. In Iran, some people follow health news via health programs on satellites and other means of communication. However, all of these programs do not live up to the standards of scientific evidence. In this study, we examined Tehran people’s trust in health news disseminated by the IRIB and other mass media outlets. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Tehran. Through multistage sampling, 510 households proportional to size were randomly selected from five regions of Tehran including northern, eastern, western, southern and central regions. One person from each household completed the questionnaire through interviews. The questionnaire included questions on people’s level of trust in health news delivered by the IRIB, satellite programs, the internet and magazines. It also included demographic questions. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was evaluated. Results: Among the interviewees, 50.6% was female. The highest level of trust by the participants was observed in the IRIB (65.2%), and the lowest trust was observed in satellite news (43.4%); p< 0.001. The interviewees believed that the IRIB news broadcasters had more mastery over the subject than the ones in satellite channels (p< 0.001). The IRIB’s coverage of important and relevant health topics was also significantly perceived to be better than that of satellite news (p< 0.001). According to 83.5% of interviewees, the quality of health news had improved in the past 10 years. Fifty nine point eight percent of participants believed the quality and accuracy of the IRIB health news was monitored. Conclusion: People’s higher level of trust in domestic news as compared to foreign sources and the better status of domestic sources in other areas such as precision in reporting, coverage of more important news, its delivery in lay language, the news broadcasters’ proficiency, and other cases - from the participants’ point of view - can highlight the significance of designing interventions for changing health behavior among domestic health news producers. Therefore, the results of this study can prove useful to health news policy makers in the IRIB. PMID:25678993

  7. CIESE Online Classroom Projects

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    Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In collaborative projects, students from around the world contribute data for comparison. Each project includes a brief description, teacher guide, standards, classroom activities, data source links, even online help. Many projects focus on water, water quality, weather, oceanography topics. Undergraduate science education is also featured.

  8. Sustainable Sources

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    Sustainable Sources is a web site that provides information for green builders and other individuals interested in green building. Their site includes a directory of green building professionals, information on greenbuilt homes that are on the market, pertinent events, books and articles, online discussions, and links to other sites. You can also access the Sustainable Building Source book which contains a wealth of information on all aspects of green building through this web site.

  9. Recycling the news

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    Sager, K.A.

    1997-09-01

    With its infamous bureaucracy, legions of news organizations, and the prominence of the federal government, Washington, D.C., and its environs generate literally tons of paper every day. Paper represents almost 40% of the waste stream, according to the US EPA. The agency`s figures show that more than 80 million tpy of paper are generated, and with such a significant portion of this waste capable of being recycled, it is essential that the nation`s capital have enough paper recycling facilities. Capital Fiber (Springfield, VA.), a large-scale intermediate paper processing facility, is an example of one such facility. Its primary material is old newspapers (ONP), and its operations consist of receiving, sorting, and consolidating waste paper for baling and resale. The company is a joint venture between daily newspaper giant the Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), which owns 80%, and the Canusa Corp. (Baltimore), a waste paper brokerage firm, which owns the other 20% of Capitol Fiber. Capital Fiber`s Springfield facility handles nine grades of paper, including pre-consumer and post-consumer ONP, blank news (newspaper trimmings that have not been printed on), old corrugated containers (OCC), sorted white ledger and sorted office waste, and various wrappers, supermixes, and other mixed grades. Within each of these categories are various sub-grades of paper, and the facility also takes old telephone books, computer paper, and flyleaf, the extra tim cut from periodicals. But, not surprisingly, the predominant material is ONP.

  10. NEWS: Web's wonders!

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-07-01

    Introducing this month's collection of useful websites for physics teachers. If you have any suggestions for this column then please send them to us at ped@ioppublishing.co.uk Dave Pickersgill has drawn our attention to the following: www.sheffcol.ac.uk/links/ which has annotated, classified and searchable links to over 1700 educational sites. Included are around 500 science links. Members of the American Association of Physics Teachers were recently informed of a website for those hoping to arouse interest and knowledge of astronomy in their students. Space.com, a comprehensive space news website, had launched `spaceKids', a new channel specifically targeted at children complete with a gallery of space images, space and science news, stories, a space question and answer section hosted by a team of science teachers, interactive games, weekly polls and competitions. The website can be found at www.spacekids.com Those fascinated by all aspects of nuclear fusion should take a look at the General Atomics educational site: FusionEd.gat.com as well as the national site fusion.gat.com/PlasmaOutreach

  11. World Tourism News

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    This site from the European Union "aims...to bring news, interesting articles, and case studies in Travel Marketing, Hotel Marketing, Travel Industry, Internet Marketing and Airline Industry," and provides information "to travel agents and hotels marketers, hoteliers, destination marketers and students of tourism." With those goals in mind, the site is wisely categorized at the top of the page, by the type of industry related to tourism. "Travel Marketing", "Internet Marketing" "Hotel Marketing" and "Airline Industry" are several of the categories for which news articles are provided. Examples of the content from the "Internet Marketing" category include "Expedia Sells Consumer Data to Advertisers" and "Technology Can Drive Tourism Innovation". At the bottom left hand side of any page visitors can take a look at all the tourism-related conferences throughout the world by watching the scrolling country flags that have, sometime, cryptic titles next to them indicating the name of the conference and their dates. A Google translator at the bottom of the page is also available for those who prefer to read the site in a different language.

  12. Science News: The Latest News Headlines from the Scientific World

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    Keeping tabs on important developments in the world of science can be rather exhausting, especially considering the number of websites dedicated to various fields of scientific endeavor. One very helpful way to do this is through the Science News site, which features daily news items and news from Science magazine. First-time visitors should spend a few minutes just looking at some of the recent postings, which could include items on the use of genetically modified crops to land reclamation schemes in South Africa. Visitors can access all news items from the previous four weeks at no charge, and they may also wish to sign up to receive email alerts and RSS feeds.

  13. Hall of Fame news 10 Computer Laboratory news 12

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    -ring@cl.cam.ac.uk Tel: +44 1223 763585 Post: William Gates Building, Cambridge CB3 0FD Published three times a yearWho'sWho 2 Hall of Fame news 10 Computer Laboratory news 12 The Cambridge Phenomenon 5 Sirish ReddiThe journal of The Cambridge CompuTer lab ring #12;©The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring 2014 The Ring

  14. Your paper will be more fun to write if you enjoy your topic. Browse magazine shelves. Explore online articles in databases. Read your favorite websites.

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    online articles in databases. Read your favorite websites. University Libraries subscribes to hundreds allow you to search for articles by topic. Some of these databases promote articles that are hot topics or currently in the news. These articles may provide you with more ideas. NewsBank (fig. 1) includes

  15. Visit the National Academies Press online, the authoritative source for all books from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of

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    and discusses the major types of uncertainties and their implications. We first review the literature causality. We then review the recent literature presenting other models of causality and evidence for other Research Council: · Download hundreds of free books in PDF · Read thousands of books online, free · Sign up

  16. Navigating health sources on the Internet: A mixed-methods examination of online consumer reviews and expert text on psychotropic drugs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shannon Hughes

    2010-01-01

    Purpose. The Internet has provided an unprecedented opportunity for psychotropic medication consumers, a traditionally silenced group in clinical trial research, to have voice by contributing to the construction of drug knowledge in an immediate, direct manner. Currently, there are no systematic appraisals of the potential of online consumer drug reviews to contribute to drug knowledge. The purpose of this research

  17. Navigating Health Sources on the Internet: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Online Consumer Reviews and Expert Text on Psychotropic Drugs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shannon Hughes

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The Internet has provided an unprecedented opportunity for psychotropic medication consumers, a traditionally silenced group in clinical trial research, to have voice by contributing to the construction of drug knowledge in an immediate, direct manner. Currently, there are no systematic appraisals of the potential of online consumer drug reviews to contribute to drug knowledge. The purpose of this research

  18. Legal Documents News Archive

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began Resources TechGFX PortedMods conrads-berlin ViperWebHosting PHPNukeFiles Full Selection Random Photo Parrot photos and videos. A new section is online that will allow users to post photos and videos of parrots

  19. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics...............................................................

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    DeSalle, Rob

    NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics doubt in the minds of conservation geneticists, first raised in the 1980s, that genetic considerations might be irrelevant to the conservation of species on the brink. What happens when a species goes

  20. Search Advanced Search Home > News

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    Rogers, John A.

    -resolution, real-time display of the pigs' pulsing cardiac tissues - something never before possible. "We believeSearch Advanced Search Home > News [-] Text [+] Email Print tweet 0 tweets RSS Feeds Newsletters

  1. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

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    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology Chemistry Biology Medicine & Health Other Sciences General Physics Condensed Matter Optics & Photonics, nanotechnology and medical diagnostics. Magnetism observed in gas for the first time http

  2. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

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    Rogers, John A.

    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology Chemistry Biology Medicine & Health Other Sciences Psychology & Psychiatry Research Medications Cancer of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. The silk-based implants

  3. UN News Centre

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    2012-08-24

    The United Nations works on hundreds of different projects and initiatives every year, and keeping tabs on all of their activities can be a bit overwhelming. The UN News Centre offers a nice and manageable way to stay in the loop with all of their work. On the site, visitors can look over fourteen thematic areas, including UN And Olympics, Sudan & South Sudan, Combating Terrorism, and Afghanistan. In each area, visitors can read about the latest developments regarding each topic, look over press releases, and read related publications and white papers. Each section is easy to navigate, but visitors can also use the search engine to fine-tune their quest for specific materials. Additionally, each area contains links to related UN sessions, videos, reports, and conferences that may have addressed related topics.

  4. High Country News

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1993-01-01

    For those who live in or love the environment of the West (US), High Country News is a wonderful resource. The homepage provides access to a lead article from the current issue and selected articles from recent issues, with topics ranging from exotic species to oil to grassroots organizations. Users have full access to back issues from 1993 until three months before the current date. The Collections section anthologizes articles devoted to selected natural resource topics, currently, the Animas-La Plata Dam, 1996 elections, Land Grant Universities, and water resources. A topic index allows visitors to search (keyword) or browse all issues of the paper under 33 subject headings, from Advocacy Groups to Wildlife.

  5. Space Launch Initiative News

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    The purpose of the Space Launch Initiative (SLI) is "to identify feasible options for future NASA space transportation and enable a decision regarding whether the agency should proceed into full-scale development of a new reusable launch vehicle system." This news page has information on current developments, fact sheets, and vehicle concepts. Several technology summaries describe the various areas of research for the SLI. For example, using neural networks in the vehicle's control and navigation would allow for automatic, intelligent adjustments and would take some of the burden off the crew. Safety is one of the primary concerns, which is demonstrated by the articles on crew escape systems and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management system.

  6. BBC News: Lords Reform

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    1999-01-01

    On January 19, 1999, Tony Blair's government announced the most radical restructuring of the House of Lords, the UK's second chamber, in its 600-year existence. Honoring the Labour Party election manifesto, the Bill will remove all 759 hereditary peers, those with an automatic right to sit by virtue of birthright, within the year. In the meantime, a Royal Commission will formulate proposals for a new upper house and issue a report by December 31, 1999. A fully reformed chamber is expected to be in place by 2002, and in the meantime, publicly nominated "People's Peers" may sit in the Lords in addition to the politically appointed Life Peers. The BBC Special Report outlines this momentous constitutional change in Britain, and offers analysis, commentary, and the latest news.

  7. Health News -US study sheds light on schizophrenia genetics http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/news/theme_news_detail.php?id=800692655&tab_id=116[8/10/2011 11:03:09 AM

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    Health News - US study sheds light on schizophrenia genetics http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/news/theme_news ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT News Latest stories All health news Behind the headlines Behind the headlines Women's health Women's health news Men's health Men's health news Seniors' health Seniors' health news Discussion

  8. Afring News An electronic journal published by SAFRING, Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    , birds are known to retreat to more permanent wetlands where they may gather in large groups of up to 300 - Afring News online accepts papers containing ringing information about birds. This includes interesting of range expansion due to habitat changes, such as the presence of dams, parks and artificial wetlands, has

  9. Article in Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2008, (U.S. News,p.3) (excerpt also at

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    Columbia University

    Article in Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2008, (U.S. News,p.3) (excerpt also at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122851537257083869.html#articleTabs%3Darticle Cities Give Waste-to-Energy Plants a Second Look Higher U.S. Landfill

  10. Branding Television News in a Multichannel Environment: An Exploratory Study of Network News Brand Personality

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    Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted; Jiyoung Cha

    2007-01-01

    Adopting the construct of “brand personality,” this article examines the perceived differences among various television news brands, investigates the distinction between cable and broadcast news brands, and explores the applicability of brand personality in this market. CNN was found to possess the most distinct, positive personality, whereas CBS news had the least differentiated brand personality. Fox News was seen as

  11. news programs listen support Home > NHPR News > UNH Honors Senator Gregg

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    New Hampshire, University of

    news programs listen support Home > NHPR News > UNH Honors Senator Gregg Listen Comments (0) Email Center. For NHPR news, I'm Amy Quinton. Related Articles - Registration Continues Despite Donor Registry NHPR News Newscast environment Judd Gregg justice Marine Science UNH Post a comment (0) Email Print UNH

  12. The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    ! ! The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress ! ! Joshua to the US House take more conservative positions once Fox News begins broadcasting in their congressional that the Fox News Channel was launched in October 1996 and it gradually spread across congressional districts

  13. Daily HD TV News: Helping to Turn You On | Home | News | Blog | Reviews |

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    Rogers, John A.

    Search Daily HD TV News: Helping to Turn You On | Home | News | Blog | Reviews | Sunday 30th of August 2009 Main: Home· HDTV News· HDTV Blog· HDTV Reviews· HDTV Categories: General HDTV· HDTV Receivers· HDTV Broadcasts · Plasma HD TV· LCD HD TV· HD Recorders· HDTV News Archives: August 2009· July 2009

  14. ScanGrants: A Case Study of the Creation of a Free Online Database of Current Grants, Scholarships, and Other Sources of Funding in the Health Sciences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hope Leman

    2008-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the genesis, development, and features of ScanGrants, , the free online resource, and discusses how librarians can develop inexpensive Web development projects that take advantage of the searching and categorizing skills they possess. This paper also touches on matters of copyright and the marketing of Web services outside of one's own institution and the

  15. Political science. Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook.

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    Bakshy, Eytan; Messing, Solomon; Adamic, Lada A

    2015-06-01

    Exposure to news, opinion, and civic information increasingly occurs through social media. How do these online networks influence exposure to perspectives that cut across ideological lines? Using deidentified data, we examined how 10.1 million U.S. Facebook users interact with socially shared news. We directly measured ideological homophily in friend networks and examined the extent to which heterogeneous friends could potentially expose individuals to cross-cutting content. We then quantified the extent to which individuals encounter comparatively more or less diverse content while interacting via Facebook's algorithmically ranked News Feed and further studied users' choices to click through to ideologically discordant content. Compared with algorithmic ranking, individuals' choices played a stronger role in limiting exposure to cross-cutting content. PMID:25953820

  16. 'Supergene'explains red fire ant society > News in Science (ABC Science) News in Sciencg (/science/news/?site=science )

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    'Supergene'explains red fire ant society > News in Science (ABC Science) News in Sciencg (/science/news/?site=science ) 'Supergener explains red fire ant AFP society Complex genetics The complex social structure of the red fire a similar effect would be found in other species. Native to South America, the red fire ant organises itself

  17. In The News Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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    Arizona, University of

    Ebola Vaccine (University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix) 12/07/2011 Animal Lab News (ALN) Drug for common cause (University Medical Center) 12/06/2011 Explorer News View Clip UA-St. Joe's enter agreement

  18. Professionalism and Awards in Television News Photography.

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    Smith, Conrad; Hubbard, Tom

    1987-01-01

    Tests the hypothesis that photojournalists with high professionalism scores are more likely to win news photography awards. Suggests that television news photography awards recognize skills gained through experience rather than specific professional values. (MM)

  19. In the News Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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    Arizona, University of

    Pandemic Drill 11/16/2010 KVOA-TV News View Clip University of Arizona Pandemic Drill UA Valley Fever experts share updates 11/13/2010 Green Valley News View Clip Grijalva Congratulates Tucson Doctor Cecilia

  20. In The News Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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    Arizona, University of

    In The News Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Nutrition, exercise help guard against cancer (Michelle Bratton, a specialist in oncology nutrition at the Arizona Cancer Center) Green Valley News 04/25/2011 View Clip Snooze

  1. Online learning in online auctions

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    Avrim Blum; Vijay Kumar; Atri Rudra; Felix Wu

    2003-01-01

    We consider the problem of revenue maximization in online auctions, that is, auc- tions in which bids are received and dealt with one-by-one. In this paper, we demon- strate that results from online learning can be usefully applied in this context, and we derive a new auction for digital goods that achieves a constant competitive ratio with respect to the

  2. Open Source in Education

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    Lakhan, Shaheen E.; Jhunjhunwala, Kavita

    2008-01-01

    Educational institutions have rushed to put their academic resources and services online, beginning the global community onto a common platform and awakening the interest of investors. Despite continuing technical challenges, online education shows great promise. Open source software offers one approach to addressing the technical problems in…

  3. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:43 PM

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    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:43 PM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: S2S Grants System Upgrade questions or concerns to s2sgrantshelp@research.ucla.edu. To subscribe: Send an e-mail to: ora-news

  4. Identifying Event Impacts by Monitoring the News Media

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    Patton, Robert M [ORNL; Potok, Thomas E [ORNL

    2008-01-01

    Assessing the potential property and social impacts of an event, such as tornado or wildfire, continues to be a challenging research area. From financial markets to disaster management to epidemiology, the importance of understanding the impacts that events create cannot be understated. Our work describes an approach to fuse information from multiple sources, then to analyze the information cycles to identify prior temporal patterns related to the impact of an event. This approach is then applied to the analysis of news reports from multiple news sources pertaining to several different natural disasters. Results show that our approach can project the severity of the impacts of certain natural disasters, such as heat waves on droughts and wild fires. In addition, results show that specific types of disaster consistently produce similar impacts when each time they occur.

  5. STLtoday -News -Science & Medicine http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/stor... 1 of 2 12/21/2005 6:07 PM

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    Rogers, John A.

    STLtoday - News - Science & Medicine http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news SEARCH >> Go! STORY FINDER NEWS SUBSECTIONS ST. LOUIS CITY / COUNTY METRO EAST ST. CHARLES JEFFERSON COUNTY LAW & ORDER MISSOURI STATE NEWS ILLINOIS STATE NEWS NATION WORLD NEWSWATCH EDUCATION RELIGION

  6. Summer 2013 | 1 WellcomeNEWS

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Director Funding news Research news In depth How I Got Into... citizen science: Dr Erinma Ochu Prof. Nancy about a life of cells, science and cycles. #12;2 | Wellcome NEWS This tracking survey represents ­ through rich reports, datasets and eye-catching infographics. The findings will help shape science

  7. Query-Free News Search Monika Henzinger

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    additional information on the topic discussed. TV broadcast news can be treated as one such stream of text that a user might want to see while watching a TV program. In this paper we study the problem of finding news articles on the web relevant to the ongoing stream of TV broadcast news. We restrict our attention

  8. Making the News: Jobs in TV Journalism

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    Csorny, Lauren

    2009-01-01

    What do TV news workers do each day? For many of them, contributing to daily news broadcasts has changed greatly over the years. This evolution will likely continue for years to come. And more changes to news production are expected, according to Tom Weir, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass…

  9. Texmix: An automatically generated news navigation portal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . In this demonstration, we illustrate how speech in TV news shows can be exploited for delinearization of the TV streamTexmix: An automatically generated news navigation portal Morgan Brehinier1 and Guillaume Gravier2. The Texmix demonstration presents an original interface to navigate a collection of broadcast news shows

  10. Muffled Drums: The News Media in Africa.

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    Hachten, William A.

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

  11. Perceptions of Advertising Influence on Broadcast News.

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    Brown, Hubert W.; Barnes, Beth E.

    2001-01-01

    Finds that while students (studying broadcast journalism or advertising) and practitioners (station news directors and agency media directors) were in agreement on the majority of opinion statements discussing advertising's influence on broadcast news content, except students were less bothered by advertising's influence on news content than were…

  12. Creating Reality: How TV News Distorts Events.

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    Altheide, David L.

    A three-year research project, including more than one year in a network affiliate station, provided the material for an analysis of current practices in television news programming. Based on the thesis that the organization of news encourages the oversimplification of events, this analysis traces the foundation of the bias called the "news

  13. Stay Safe Online

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    Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Stay Safe Online works to educate the public on the importance of protecting their personal computers from online intruders. If proper security procedures are not implemented, computers can become victims to viruses, denial of service attacks, Trojan horse programs, and other malicious activities that take advantage of computer vulnerabilities and result in billions of dollars of damage. Designed to provide information needed to protect home and small business computers, this Web site provides the top ten security tips on how to safeguard computer systems, such as using anti-virus software, not opening e-mail from unknown sources, and backing up computer data. The site also contains a self-guided cyber security test, educational materials, and links to other Internet security sources. In all, this is an important resource for all computer users to explore.

  14. Ornithological Jobs Online: OSNA

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    Published for many years by the Ornithological Societies of North America in print, this newsletter has served as an important source for locating positions related to bird study and research. Now the same information is available online with US and international listings ranging from field assistants to professorships. Many graduate assistantships and post-doctoral opportunities are also posted. The Newsletter is edited by Kevin McGowan.

  15. Efficient monitoring of personalized hot news over Web 2.0 streams

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Parisa Haghani; Sebastian Michel; Karl Aberer

    Web 2.0 streams, like blog postings, micro-blogging tweets, or RSS feeds from online communities, offer a wealth of latest\\u000a news about real-world events and societal discussion. From a user’s perspective, it becomes harder and harder to get a decent\\u000a overview of recent events, given these massive streams of information that are continuously flowing. Ideally, a system would\\u000a continuously put together recent

  16. News media framing of serious mental illness and gun violence in the United States, 1997-2012.

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    McGinty, Emma E; Webster, Daniel W; Jarlenski, Marian; Barry, Colleen L

    2014-03-01

    Recent mass shootings by persons seemingly afflicted with serious mental illness (SMI) have received extensive news media coverage and prompted national dialogue about the causes of, and policy responses to, mass shootings. News media framing of SMI as a cause of gun violence may influence public attitudes about persons with SMI and support for gun violence prevention proposals. We analyzed the content of a 25% random sample of news stories on SMI and gun violence published in 14 national and regional news sources from 1997 to 2012. Across the study period, most news coverage occurred in the wake of mass shootings, and "dangerous people" with SMI were more likely than "dangerous weapons" to be mentioned as a cause of gun violence. PMID:24432874

  17. Protocol Online

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    Long-Cheng Li (Protocol Online)

    2012-01-06

    Protocol Online is a database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites. The data is stored in a MySql relational database. Protocol Online also hosts discipline specific discussion forums (BioForum), and provides a free PubMed search and alerting service (PubAlert).

  18. The Interaction of Production and Consumption in the News Media Social Space

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Graham, Gary; Kerrigan, Finola; Mehmood, Rashid; Rahman, Mustafizur

    Newspapers are operating in increasingly competitive and fragmented markets for audiences and advertising revenues, government media policy and changing audience requirements for news and the ways in which it is presented and delivered. A growing army of bloggers and amateur citizen journalists now delivers - but rarely edits - content for all media platforms, while new media technologies, combined with the changing structure of global news industries, are radically changing the ways in which newspapers and media business functions and struggles for profitability. Our research sought to answer the question of how the internet is impacting on producer/consumer value activities in the news media supply chain. To answer this question initial descriptive statistical analysis was performed on 51 newspapers. This was followed by a focus group undertaken with London-based news media organizations and bloggers. The findings showed that in spite of initial fear and rejection, the internet is now firmly embedded in news media supply chain operations. Firms are now using the internet as an operant resource and working proactively with consumers to develop various forms of relationship value. We highlight the role of consumers in the creation of news (editorial) content and consumer-driven moves toward a merged media platform of distribution (including television, online, mobile and printed forms). Regional news media organizations will probably continue to survive if they are able to supply a highly specialized and 'hyper local' community service. This will be in the form of 'hybrid' content: analysis, interpretation and investigative reporting in a print product that appears less than daily combined with constant updating and reader interaction on the web.

  19. A Peep on the Interplays between Online Video Websites and Online Social Networks

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    Zhao, Junzhou; Tao, Jing; Ma, Xiaobo; Guan, Xiaohong

    2013-01-01

    Many online video websites provide the shortcut links to facilitate the video sharing to other websites especially to the online social networks (OSNs). Such video sharing behavior greatly changes the interplays between the two types of websites. For example, users in OSNs may watch and re-share videos shared by their friends from online video websites, and this can also boost the popularity of videos in online video websites and attract more people to watch and share them. Characterizing these interplays can provide great insights for understanding the relationships among online video websites, OSNs, ISPs and so on. In this paper we conduct empirical experiments to study the interplays between video sharing websites and OSNs using three totally different data sources: online video websites, OSNs, and campus network traffic. We find that, a) there are many factors that can affect the external sharing probability of videos in online video websites. b) The popularity of a video itself in online video websites c...

  20. From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:35 PM

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    Grether, Gregory

    From: ora-news-bounces@lists.ucla.edu on behalf of ORA NEWS [ora-news@lists.ucla.edu] Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:35 PM To: ora-news@lists.ucla.edu Subject: HINTS & TIPS 09-010: eRA Commons User IDs with the new forms and guidelines. ORA-NEWS To subscribe: Send an e-mail to: ora-news

  1. NewsMac 3.0

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    It's hard to slog through the mass of websites dedicated to websites, especially with limited time. One such application designed to aid users in this process is News Mac 3.0, which is a news aggregator that contains over 120 built-in news feeds, effectively giving users both headlines and story descriptions for quick perusal. Additionally, users can add any news website or weblog (provided that they offer an RSS feed), and create customized categories of news as well. Finally, visitors can synchronize these news feeds with their PDA's, including the iPod. NewsMac 3.0 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X 10.2 and higher.

  2. Biodegradation of news inks

    SciTech Connect

    Erhan, S.Z.; Bagby, M.O. [USDA, Peoria, IL (United States)

    1995-12-01

    Printing ink vehicles that require no petroleum components were prepared by modifying vegetable oil. Physical properties of inks formulated with these vehicles meet or exceed the industry standards for lithographic and letterpress newsprint applications. Elimination of petroleum-based resin and reduced pigment requirements, due to the light vehicle color, provide a competitively priced alternative to petroleum-based inks of equal quality. These ink vehicles, made exclusively from soybean oil, were subjected to biodegradation, and the results were compared with those obtained with commercial vehicles. Results show that they degrade faster and more completely than commercial hybrid (partial) soy or mineral oil based vehicles. Fermentations were allowed to proceed for 5, 12, and 25 days. Both mono-and mixed cultures of microorganisms commonly found in soil were used. In 25 days, commercial mineral oil based vehicles degraded 17-27%, while commercial hybrid soy oil based vehicles degraded 58-68% and our 100% soy oil based vehicles degrade 82-92%. Similar studies were conducted with commercial news inks consisting of soy or mineral oil with petroleum resins along with the four colored pigments and USDA`s 100% soy oil based ink consisting of modified soybean oil and pigment. Results show that pigment slowed the degradation of ink vehicles; however, neither time nor type of pigment played a significant role. Also these inks were degraded by using {open_quotes}Modified Sturm Test{close_quotes} (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). In this method, test organisms were obtained from activated sludge, and the extent of degradation was determined by measuring carbon dioxide evolution. In all cases USDA`s ink degraded faster and more completely (for all four colors) than either hybrid soy oil based or petroleum based inks.

  3. PBS Online NewsHour: Search for Ancestors

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    In-depth coverage of how researchers are using DNA to learn about the origins of humans and human diversity, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan on how to use DNA, interactive map of human migration, and Q-and-A with African ancestry expert. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  4. PBS Online NewsHour: Studying Space Storms

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    In-depth coverage of the NASA-sponsored THEMIS mission (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms), which enlisted the help of Alaska high-school students and teachers to learn more about the aurora borealis; accompanied by instructional materials. Includes a slide show with audio narration explaining the project, Q-and-A with a mission scientist, and worksheet questions. Main story is available as RealAudio as well as text.

  5. PBS Online NewsHour: Hubble and Webb Telescopes

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    In-depth coverage of the Hubble Space Telescope and the next generation of orbiting observatories. Includes interactive on orbiting telescopes, slide show of Hubble images, and reports on the debate over keeping Hubble operating and over coloring its images. The main story and some of the archived stories are available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

  6. PBS Online NewsHour: Science of Aging

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    In-depth coverage of the discovery of so-called anti-aging genes in animals. Includes a Q-and-A with researchers and extended interviews. Main story available in streaming video, RealAudio as well as text.

  7. News from Online: Cleaning Up--Soap, Detergent, and More.

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    Judd, Carolyn Sweeney

    2002-01-01

    Provides a guide to web resources on cleaning and hygiene. Answers the questions, What do you want to clean--your hair? your carpet? your rusty lawn furniture? Develops special products for different tasks. Focuses on products to use and the environmental impact of our choices. (MM)

  8. News from Online: Digging up Earth Day Resources

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    Coldwell, Bernadette A.

    2006-01-01

    The soil science and soil chemistry is incorporated into teaching materials for earth day and beyond. It revealed some of the chemical properties of the soil through color and texture and the chemical processes relevant to soils abound, including the carbon and nitrogen cycles in the soil, acidification of soils through acid deposition, leaching…

  9. Biofantasies: genetics and medicine in the print news media.

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    Petersen, A

    2001-04-01

    The contemporary news media is an important site for exploring the diverse and complex cultural images of genetics and its medical possibilities, and of the mechanisms by which these images are (re) produced and sustained. This article investigates how the print news media 'frames' stories on genetics and medicine. It is based on a discourse analysis of articles appearing in three Australian newspapers in the late 1990s. Gene stories were found to be prominent in each of the newspapers, and to emphasise the medical benefits of genetic research. Stories frequently cite and quote scientists, who explain the nature and significance of the research and/or its implications for treatment or prevention. Many stories focus on new genetic discoveries, and portray genetic researchers as involved in a quest to unlock nature's secrets. Stories of hope, and depictions of geneticists as warriors or heroes, appear regularly. The positive vision of genetics is supported by the use of particular metaphors, accompanying illustrative material, 'human interest' stories, and reference to credible sources. There is rarely mention of the influence of non-genetic factors and 'multifactorial' interactions on disorders, or questioning of the goals, direction, methods, or value of genetic research. Scientists made extensive use of the media in their efforts to maintain a positive image of research in the face of public concerns about scientists 'going too far', following the announcement of the cloning of Dolly. Boundaries were drawn between 'therapeutic cloning'--implicitly defined as 'good', useful, and legitimate--and 'reproductive cloning'--seen as 'bad', dangerous, and illegitimate. By framing news stories as they do, the print news media are likely to exert a powerful influence on public responses to health problems. With new genetic technologies becoming more integrated in preventive medicine and public health, it is important to investigate how news stories help shape the agenda for public debate. PMID:11281408

  10. California History Online

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    2001-01-01

    The California Historical Society's Website presents accessible, interesting, and well-designed scholarly and educational materials relating to California history. One interesting section, The California History Online Timeline, allows users to click on a timeline of images to access material on key events and time periods in California history. These include European exploration, the Spanish Colonial frontier, Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the impact of the railroad, economic growth at the turn of the century, and the Great Depression. Each section features a sidebar outline where visitors can break the exhibit down into its sub-sections to view text and images. For scholars and amateur historians of the state, the Society also offers the complete tables of contents for all the issues of California History from 1922 to 1998. The Society has begun to post full texts of the issues from 1950 to 1993, though this process seems to be in the earliest stages. Finally, the Website features a quarterly newsletter giving information about archived and upcoming exhibits, events around the state celebrating California history, and news about the Society's programs and acquisitions.

  11. How to Write News for Broadcast and Print Media.

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    Dary, David

    This book is a primer on the techniques of news writing and the application of those principles to print and broadcast journalism. Chapters include: "The News Media," which presents a brief history of journalism and the foundations on which it is based; "What Is News?"; "Gathering News," which discusses news beats, reporters' qualifications, and…

  12. News Article Ranking: Leveraging the Wisdom of Bloggers

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    Jose, Joemon M.

    News Article Ranking: Leveraging the Wisdom of Bloggers Richard M. C. McCreadie Department rank news articles for placement within their newspapers. In this paper, we investigate how news interest in one news article or another. Moreover, we propose to model this automatic news article ranking

  13. Democracy Online

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    De Jager, Wijbrand Pieter

    This project arose from a master's thesis by Wijbrand Pieter De Jager in Change Management from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and mirrors a sister website in Dutch. The author asks whether the Internet can "build a new kind of politics" and offers a "a space of play" to explore these issues. To this end, the website includes e-democracy news, links and resources from all over the world, and a link to worldvotes.org, which allows people worldwide to cast their votes on the forthcoming U.S. Presidential Election because it "directly influences the life of citizens around the world."

  14. Consumer Search for Online Drug Information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mathew Chesnes; Ginger Zhe Jin

    2010-01-01

    Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet and using search engines to find information on medicinal drugs. Between 2001 and 2007, the number of adults using the internet as an alternative source of health information doubled. At the same time, online and online advertising spending by drug companies is growing rapidly. We seek to understand how consumers use search engines

  15. NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc.

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    de Lijser, Peter

    NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc. California State University, Fullerton 800 N. State College: Trina Tan Chief Communications Officer Associated Students, Inc. (657) 278-4220 asicco@fullerton.edu For Immediate Release: ASI COOK-OUT TO FEATURE TITAN STUDENT UNION CENTERS GOVERNING BOARD CSUF students invited

  16. NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc.

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    de Lijser, Peter

    NEWS RELEASE Associated Students, Inc. California State University, Fullerton 800 N. State College L. Jefferson II Executive Vice President Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (657) 278-4223 asvicepresident@fullerton.edu For Immediate Release: APPLY FOR AN ASI SCHOLARSHIP! Cal State Fullerton students

  17. news update Fashion Accessory Design

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    Evans, Paul

    news update let's talk Fashion Accessory Design Fashion Design Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted-year Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles student Thea Sanders won the top knitwear prize at the event) Fashion Design student Adnan Ebo, whose bold prints were a hot topic during the event. Adnan's work even

  18. Cub Garden News February 2011

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    Cub Garden News February 2011 #12;The Lab School partnered with Polk Elementary to design and build a school garden. #12;Under the guidance of Mr a full day to build a garden at Polk Elementary. #12;Lab School volunteers dug

  19. News and Research Good Bacteria

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    West, Stuart

    News and Research Good Bacteria Part 2 Article 13 Click here for Probiotics Basics Cooperation Is A No-brainer For Symbiotic Bacteria 9-4-2003 Humans may learn cooperation in kindergarten, but what about bacteria, whose behavior is preprogrammed by their DNA? Some legume plants, which rely

  20. Automatic transcription of Broadcast News

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. S. Chen; E. Eide; M. J. F. Gales; Ramesh A. Gopinath; D. Kanvesky; Peder A. Olsen

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the IBM approach to Broadcast News (BN) transcription. Typical problems in the BN transcription task are segmentation, clustering, acoustic modeling, language modeling and acoustic model adaptation. This paper presents new algorithms for each of these focus problems. Some key ideas include Bayesian information criterion (BIC) (for segmentation, clustering and acoustic modeling) and speaker\\/cluster adapted training (SAT\\/CAT).