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  1. The Sources of Radio News.

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    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…

  2. Scientific Sources' Perception of Network News Accuracy.

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    Moore, Barbara; Singletary, Michael

    Recent polls seem to indicate that many Americans rely on television as a credible and primary source of news. To test the accuracy of this news, a study examined three networks' newscasts of science news, the attitudes of the science sources toward reporting in their field, and the factors related to accuracy. The Vanderbilt News Archives Index…

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

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Space and Earth Sciences News :: Astronomers r... http://www.news-about-space.org/astronomy-news/... 1 SciencesNews. Space and Earth Sciences News :: Astronomers r... http://www.news-about-space.org/astronomy-news/... Space and Earth Sciences News Your daily source for the latest space and earth sciences news Home

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

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    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)

  5. News from Online: Kitchen Chemistry

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    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    2000-10-01

    And one of the best sources for kitchen activities is the JCE Classroom Activities from the Journal of Chemical Education, edited by Nancy S. Gettys and Erica K. Jacobsen. Go to Anthocyanins: A Colorful Class of Compounds for acid-base indicators made from another item in the kitchen, purple cabbage--my favorite kitchen chemistry experiment.

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

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    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,…

  7. 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

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    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.

  8. Afring News online 36:17-18, 2007 Magpie Mannikins

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    17 Afring News online 36:17-18, 2007 Magpie Mannikins Andrew & Ivan Pickles Box 136, Umtentweni with numerous youngsters calling in the tree for food. To date 14 birds have been ringed at this site comprising

  9. NEWS & VIEWS Radiation SouRCES

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    Loss, Daniel

    NEWS & VIEWS Radiation SouRCES Electrons and lasers sing THz tune gwyn P. Williams is in the Free Bielawski and colleagues describe the ability to coherently control the radiative behaviour of the electrons a bright, tunable source of radiation in the difficult-to-reach terahertz region of the electromagnetic

  10. By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor

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    By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Decision day for fusion project ITER - NUCLEAR FUSION PROJECT The project is estimated to cost $5bn over the next 10 years It will produce The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) is the boldest nuclear initiative since the Manhattan

  11. Science BlogScience Blog: Science news straight from the source

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    Science BlogScience Blog: Science news straight from the source About Our Bloggers You gotta shop shells. It is part of a two-layer armor system that protects the animal from predators. The brittle outer have been widespread but mostly unsuccessful. In a paper published online in the journal Nature

  12. News from Online: Industrial Chemicals and Polymers

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    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1999-02-01

    Paper or plastic? I am asked this question every time I go grocery shopping. Asked another way, the question is, "Which polymer do you want?" To learn about polymers, go shopping at a great site from the University of Southern Mississippi, The Macrogalleria, a cyberwonderland of polymer fun at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/index.html . Plan to spend some time here. Bring along Chime and Shockwave plug-ins or download them from The Macrogalleria. The Macrogalleria shopping mall is divided into five levels. On the first level, Polymers are Everywhere at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/floor1.html, you can visit stores selling sporting goods, food, and clothing. Learn about natural polymers in shoes and in French fries at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/natupoly.html . Find out about nylon in toothbrushes at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/nylon.html and about carbon fibers in tennis racquets at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog /carfib.html-great graphics and even better chemistry. Skip up to level three for How They Work at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/floor3.html. Take a look at the history of rubber on The Cross-linking Page at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/xlink.html. Move on to level four for Makin' Polymers at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog /floor4.html. Let's go right to the Ziegler-Natta Vinyl Polymerization at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/ziegler.html . Don't miss the humor in the initial explanation of the process. This page is excellent-with graphics, reactions, and a movie of a polymerization ( http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/movies/zns.html ). This movie is worth seeing several times. Next take a look at another catalyst metallocene at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/mcene.html. Explanations, graphics, and mechanisms help make this site worth visiting and great for teaching. Several people contributed to The Macrogalleria, with major contributions from Mark Michalovic of the University of Southern Mississippi. Grants were from POLYED, a joint committee of the American Chemical Society Divisions of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering and General Electric Corporation. The POLYED site, http:/ /chemdept.uwsp.edu/polyed/index.htm, is hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. This National Center for Polymer Education is another good place to go for information. More education is available at the Ziegler Research Group Home Page at http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/groups/ziegler/index.html . Go to Metallocene as Olefin Polymerization Catalysis: An Introduction ( http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/groups/ziegler/met_intro.html ) for historical accounts of metallocene and Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Movies are available here too. This Canadian site is well-documented and educational. Back at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Why Files site at http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu helps bring important chemical and technology news to the public. Go to the archived files of October 1997 ( http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu/shorties/catalyst.html ) to find information about the importance of low-temperature metallocene catalysts. The Why Files received funding from the National Science Foundation. Go here for science information in an easy-to-read format. One of the driving forces toward better catalysis is the attempt to reach 100% product, combining efficiency with lowered pollution. Companies can look to the Environmental Protection Agency for information: Environsense at http://es.epa.gov/ is pledged to offer "Common Sense Solutions to Environmental Problems". So where can we get these polymers? The American Chemical Society can help. Go to Chemcylopedia at http://pubs.acs.org/chemcy99/ for great information. Both purchasers and users of chemicals can benefit from this site. Searches can be made on the chemical or on the supplier. Information provided includes CAS Registry Numbers and special shipping requirements as well as potential applications. Do you remember that we started with paper? Let's end with information about making paper. Go to http://www.sci.fi /~saarives

  13. Quantifying the role of online news in linking conservation research to Facebook and Twitter.

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    Papworth, S K; Nghiem, T P L; Chimalakonda, D; Posa, M R C; Wijedasa, L S; Bickford, D; Carrasco, L R

    2015-06-01

    Conservation science needs to engage the general public to ensure successful conservation interventions. Although online technologies such as Twitter and Facebook offer new opportunities to accelerate communication between conservation scientists and the online public, factors influencing the spread of conservation news in online media are not well understood. We explored transmission of conservation research through online news articles with generalized linear mixed-effects models and an information theoretic approach. In particular, we assessed differences in the frequency conservation research is featured on online news sites and the impact of online conservation news content and delivery on Facebook likes and shares and Twitter tweets. Five percent of articles in conservation journals are reported in online news, and the probability of reporting depended on the journal. There was weak evidence that articles on climate change and mammals were more likely to be featured. Online news articles about charismatic mammals with illustrations were more likely to be shared or liked on Facebook and Twitter, but the effect of news sites was much larger. These results suggest journals have the greatest impact on which conservation research is featured and that news site has the greatest impact on how popular an online article will be on Facebook and Twitter. PMID:25626890

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

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    Radev, Dragomir R.

    to continue, according to a recent Forrester report [1], which found that people who have been using the Web to gather and summarize related online news articles. Given a user's topic specification (indicated via an example article or keywords), NIE searches across dozens of news sites to collect a group, or cluster

  15. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews MARCH 2008 a showcase of the Diet Coke/Mentos experiment and students vs. faculty sports. During EnWeek's Cheap Lunch Available Online Professor Yoram Rudy Featured in Medical School Magazine View More News #12;Know someone

  16. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    stream_source_info V60-I3-46-News.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 2245 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name V60-I3-46-News.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 NEWS 369 THE HARTLIB.... 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. Religious Studies...

  17. NATURE GEOSCIENCE | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturegeoscience 1 news & views

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    Bookhagen, Bodo

    NATURE GEOSCIENCE | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturegeoscience 1 news & views I n is limited. Writing in Nature Geoscience, Andermann and colleagues4 estimate annual groundwater fluxes

  18. Still "Live at the Scene": An Exploration of Timely Television News Broadcasts Repurposed as Online Content

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    Ware, Jennifer Marie

    2012-01-01

    Technology has afforded journalists a myriad of new opportunities to promote and publish content online. This project provides an overview of many of the new practices that have become standard operating procedures for digital media news creation and examines how the heavy imprint of traditional media news values are not contextualized within the…

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

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    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

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

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    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

  1. Online Sources for Competitor Information.

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    Weiss, Arthur

    Competitor information gathering is a key aspect of business planning. Information can be collected from either published or unpublished sources. Unpublished information will often be verified based on material from published sources. Published information is more likely to be factual and includes financial, stockmarket, press, market and…

  2. Extraction of Temporal Networks from Term Co-Occurrences in Online Textual Sources

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    Popovi?, Marko; Štefan?i?, Hrvoje; Sluban, Borut; Kralj Novak, Petra; Gr?ar, Miha; Mozeti?, Igor; Puliga, Michelangelo; Zlati?, Vinko

    2014-01-01

    A stream of unstructured news can be a valuable source of hidden relations between different entities, such as financial institutions, countries, or persons. We present an approach to continuously collect online news, recognize relevant entities in them, and extract time-varying networks. The nodes of the network are the entities, and the links are their co-occurrences. We present a method to estimate the significance of co-occurrences, and a benchmark model against which their robustness is evaluated. The approach is applied to a large set of financial news, collected over a period of two years. The entities we consider are 50 countries which issue sovereign bonds, and which are insured by Credit Default Swaps (CDS) in turn. We compare the country co-occurrence networks to the CDS networks constructed from the correlations between the CDS. The results show relatively small, but significant overlap between the networks extracted from the news and those from the CDS correlations. PMID:25470498

  3. Filtering for Medical News Items.

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    Watters, Carolyn; Zheng, Wanhong; Milios, Evangelos

    2002-01-01

    Describes recent work to provide a filtering service for readers interested in medically related news articles from online news sources. The first task is to filter out nonmedical news items; the remaining articles are then assigned MeSH headings for context and then further categorized by intended audience level. (Author/LRW)

  4. Online bibliographic sources in hydrology

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    Wild, E.C.; Michael, Havener W.

    2001-01-01

    Traditional commercial bibliographic databases and indexes provide some access to hydrology materials produced by the government; however, these sources do not provide comprehensive coverage of relevant hydrologic publications. This paper discusses bibliographic information available from the federal government and state geological surveys, water resources agencies, and depositories. In addition to information in these databases, the paper describes the scope, styles of citing, subject terminology, and the ways these information sources are currently being searched, formally and informally, by hydrologists. Information available from the federal and state agencies and from the state depositories might be missed by limiting searches to commercially distributed databases. ?? 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.].

  5. Frequently cited sources in cancer news coverage: a content analysis examining the relationship between cancer news content and source citation.

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    Moriarty, Cortney M; Jensen, Jakob D; Stryker, Jo Ellen

    2010-01-01

    The media are a frequent and sometimes sole source of cancer information for many people. News coverage of cancer can be influential to cancer-related practices such as prevention or detection behaviors, and sources cited by journalists may be influential in shaping this coverage. A content analysis (n = 3,656 stories) revealed that the most frequently cited sources in cancer news articles-research institutions and medical journals-receive disproportionately more attention compared to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and pharmaceutical companies. Research institutions were cited twice as frequently as medical journals, and more than three times as frequently as pharmaceutical companies. Most clinical trial stories were optimistic or neutral in tone, and tone was significantly related to citations of pharmaceutical companies and medical journals. Implications for effects of cancer coverage on behaviors, and the influence of sources such as research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, are discussed. PMID:19784789

  6. NATURE GEOSCIENCE | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturegeoscience 1 news & views

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    Avouac, Jean-Philippe

    NATURE GEOSCIENCE | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturegeoscience 1 news & views I was surprisingly destructive, given its modest magnitude. Writing in Nature Geoscience, González et al.5 show. Furthermore, it is not clear whether earthquakes triggered by human activities are different from natural

  7. NATURE MATERIALS | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturematerials 1 news & views

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    Rogers, John A.

    NATURE MATERIALS | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturematerials 1 news & views S kin with sensory perceptions, an ambitious technological goal that brings to mind the `machine-human. Writing in Nature Materials, two independent groups now report the fabrication of electronic skins

  8. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturenanotechnology 1 news & views

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    Han, Jie

    NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturenanotechnology 1 news devices. Writing in Nature Nanotechnology, Wilfred van der Wiel and colleagues at the University of Twente and connected by insulating molecules. The electron transport across the nanoparticle network is determined

  9. Afring News online 39:3-4, 2010 Olive-tree Warblers in the Kalahari

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    3 Afring News online 39:3-4, 2010 Olive-tree Warblers in the Kalahari Darren Pietersen dwpietersen Warbler Hippolais icterina in my net, and even more surprised when I found two Olive-tree Warblers), and the field guides indicated that Olive-tree Warblers are not supposed to occur here. Knowing this

  10. Afring News online 36:21, 2007 Foot deformities in Variable Sunbirds

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    21 Afring News online 36:21, 2007 Foot deformities in Variable Sunbirds Chris Wood Box 50301 and sometimes on one foot only. The growths cover the claw entirely and they get very entangled in nets, making of the foot itself, but recently when I was untangling a bird from the net, I managed to pull the growth off

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

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    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…

  12. African Press International (API) This is your "Daily Online News Channel".

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    African Press International (API) This is your "Daily Online News Channel". Home A:Contact us revealed by a white house official Kenya: CHANGE OF GUARD AT KEMU GAINS GREAT SUPPORT Kenya: MAU MAU WAR's Worst Dictator? Mugabe is not the world's worst dictator nr ONE! Kenya civil servants celebrate having

  13. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews NOVEMBER 2009 $80Induced Gelation in Rodlike Micelle #12;Read more Sending drugs to specific spots in a tiny cage One of the latest drug delivery research efforts comes from Professor Younan Xia's laboratory. His idea? Put the drugs

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

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    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…

  15. Taking It to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.

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    Grusin, Elinor Kelley; Edmondson, Aimee

    2003-01-01

    Notes that the youth market is one of the most important in helping to stop newspapers' declining circulation. Explains that some newspapers have taken youth content online because Web sites can be customized based on individual interests of specific age groups. Examines a sample of Web sites for teens and preteens sponsored by daily newspapers.…

  16. Source choice in agricultural news coverage: impacts of reporter specialization and newspaper location, ownership, and circulation 

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    White, Judith McIntosh

    2009-05-15

    This study examined coverage of the December 2003 bovine spongiform encephalopathy event to discover reporters’ sources for breaking agricultural news, the impact of reporter specialization on source choices, and the impact of newspaper differences...

  17. Musicking Online: Organizing Reference Sources in the Digital Age

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    Szeto, Kimmy

    2012-01-01

    Online music research resources took center stage at the second plenary session "Wrangling the Information Universe: Moving From Institutional Portals to a Shared Resource for Online Music Sources" held on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Music Library Association (MLA) 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Reference Sources Subcommittee…

  18. Making Sense of Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life: Comments From Online News Readers

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    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 them were analyzed. The news items were examined for incident details, story framing, and reporting style. An open coding process (Charmaz, K. [2006]. Constructing grounded theory: A practical guide through qualitative analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.) was used to generate a comprehensive understanding of themes and patterns in the comments posted by readers. Results: Few posters indicated that incidents were episodes of IPV. As many posters struggled to make sense of incidents, they attempted to remove guilt from the perpetrator by assigning blame elsewhere. Comments were influenced by personal assumptions and perspectives about IPV, relationships, and old age; reporting style of the news items; and comments posted by other posters. Implications: Altering public views of IPV in late life requires raising awareness through education, reframing the ways in which information is presented, and placing greater emphasis on the context of the violence. By engaging interactive news media, reporters, participatory journalists, and policymakers can enhance public recognition and understanding of IPV in late life. PMID:22547086

  19. 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

  20. Afring News online 38:13-18, 2009 A tale of two ringing sites. Part 2 -Aras River

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    13 Afring News online 38:13-18, 2009 A tale of two ringing sites. Part 2 - Aras River Alan Brooks carrying on another 90 km down to the Aras River. The ringing site is between the river and a small village trees and bushes. The river itself is surprisingly barren. It has bare gravel banks with very little

  1. Afring News online 36:19-20, 2007 How does a disabled bird cope with its disability?

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    19 Afring News online 36:19-20, 2007 How does a disabled bird cope with its disability? Graham Grieve Box 168, Halfway House, 1685; graham@cnci.org.za Although the majority of birds handled after of injuries or disfiguring growths on feet, legs, wings or head of a bird. I have wondered how extensive

  2. 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

  3. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-07-01

    Meetings: Physics Teachers@CERN 2003 Education Group Annual Conference: Observations by a first-time participant... Summer Workshop: Making Music Competition: Physics in the fast lane Bristol Festival of Physics: Ice cream ice-breakers Online Resources: Old favourites go online UK Curriculum: What does society want? UK Curriculum: Assessment of Science Learning 14-19 Forthcoming Events

  4. Teaching Journalism Students about Confidential Whistleblower Sources: An Analysis of Introductory News Writing Textbooks

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    Huxford, John; Moore, Maria A.

    2011-01-01

    Whistleblowers are a key journalistic source for many current news stories. However, reporters pursuing these major stories must navigate the dilemma between transparent full disclosure and protecting their confidential source. Professional journalists begin their journey as students, and students begin their journey in the classroom with a…

  5. News 

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    Dickson, Donald et. al

    2009-01-01

    /plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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 and Executive Committee met in a preliminary session at 4:00 PM at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Present were Kristin A. Pruitt (President), Tom Luxon (Vice President), Labriola (Secretary), Jameela Lares (Treasurer...

  6. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    -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 English drama within..., and a c.v. Please send two copies of either type of proposal (one to the general editor and one to the publisher) to the addresses below: Michele Marrapodi Erika Gaffney Universit? Degli Studi di Palermo Senior Editor Facolt? di Lettere e Filosofia...

  7. News

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    2004-03-01

    Italy’s Physics Olympiad creates greater interest and motivation House of Experiments: 'humour helps in the teaching of science' Science takes stage in Germany PPARC news: guide and awards Schools newspaper competition focuses on Venus Website offers practical advice SHAP workshop will sharpen up teachers' skills Students will soon use Faulkes Telescope North to see the stars Talk takes a tour of the universe ASE 2004 Welsh physicists share secrets Switch students on to physics Teachers Awards 2004 recognize quality of teaching AAPT spends winter in Miami sun Schools Physics Group meeting will take place at Rugby School

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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)

  10. 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…

  11. News

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    Riedmann, Eva M.

    2012-01-01

    Proof of efficacy shown for Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine Multi-peptide therapeutic Renal Cell Carcinoma vaccine shows clinical benefit Poor sleep can reduce effectiveness of vaccines  Innovative grass pollen allergy vaccine positive in phase 2 GSK’s shingles vaccine starts phase 3 in immunocompromised patients Overweight? There may be vaccine for that Vaccination records available online US females often do not complete HPV vaccination regimens 

  12. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view online Engineering eNews

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    of special events to inspire current and future engineers at Washington University. Read More Upcoming Events of Service Award Nominations Due View More Events Research News Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization News Science One Brookings Drive, Box 1163, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 Office Location: Sever Hall, Room 105

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

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    Zhang, Z.; Pike, R.W.; Hertwig, T.A.

    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.

  14. Extracting Opinions, Opinion Holders, and Topics Expressed in Online News Media Text

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    Hovy, Eduard

    and quality (e.g. "I like the design of iPod video", "The sound quality is amazing"). In news articles Sunnis of a mass killing of Shiites in Madaen, south of Baghdad.") As for opinion topic identification

  15. Online: 1347-4073 / Print: 0031-9015 Home > News and Comments |Previous article| |Next article|

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    Shepelyansky, Dima

    | News and Comments on " Resonant Photovoltaic Effect in Surface State Electrons on Liquid Helium " J is a nov el photovoltaic ef f ect. The microwav e photons produce a DC electric f ield inside a 2DES ev en

  16. Online Selection of Parameters in the Rocchio Algorithm for Identifying Interesting News Articles

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    Cárdenas, Alfonso F.

    for different parameter configurations for information retrieval algorithms for different users. Better recommendation results can be made if parameters for common information retrieval algorithms, such as the Rocchio in a continuous stream of news articles. In iScore, a variety of information retrieval algorithms are used

  17. 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…

  18. Use of Online Sources of Information by Dental Practitioners: Findings from The Dental Practice-Based Research Network

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    Funkhouser, Ellen; Agee, Bonita S.; Gordan, Valeria V.; Rindal, D. Brad; Fellows, Jeffrey L.; Qvist, Vibeke; McClelland, Jocelyn; Gilbert, Gregg H.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives Estimate the proportion of dental practitioners who use online sources of information for practice guidance. Methods From a survey of 657 dental practitioners in The Dental Practice Based Research Network, four indicators of online use for practice guidance were calculated: read journals online, obtained continuing education (CDE) through online sources, rated an online source as most influential, and reported frequently using an online source for guidance. Demographics, journals read, and use of various sources of information for practice guidance in terms of frequency and influence were ascertained for each. Results Overall, 21% (n=138) were classified into one of the four indicators of online use: 14% (n=89) rated an online source as most influential and 13% (n=87) reported frequently using an online source for guidance; few practitioners (5%, n=34) read journals online, fewer (3%, n=17) obtained CDE through online sources. Use of online information sources varied considerably by region and practice characteristics. In general, the 4 indicators represented practitioners with as many differences as similarities to each other and to offline users. Conclusion A relatively small proportion of dental practitioners use information from online sources for practice guidance. Variation exists regarding practitioners’ use of online source resources and how they rate the value of offline information sources for practice guidance. PMID:22994848

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. Multi-source information diffusion in online social networks

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    Xiong, Fei; Liu, Yun; Zhang, Hai-Feng

    2015-07-01

    Individual spreading behavior in online social networks is closely related to user activity, tie strength, and other user and network features. The results concentrate on personal spreading decisions; however, whether these features promote the global information diffusion and increase the macroscopic density of infected agents, remains unclear to us. In this paper, we propose a multi-source diffusion model in which agents may create new messages and spread other agents’ messages. Agents receive many messages, and each time they select a certain message preferentially to spread in consideration of different features. Simulation results show the density of infected agents for different messages follows a power-law distribution in both scale-free and small-world networks. Selecting the largest author degree, author activity and tie strength preferentially can advance the overall diffusion process. Weak tie bias is the least effective feature for multiple information diffusion, but it helps to diffuse a single message. Unexpectedly, the bias of interest similarity does not have an apparent effect. Integrated with the influence on individual diffusion behavior, strong tie bias is a significant feature both for local and global diffusion.

  2. Heuristic versus Systematic Processing of Specialist versus Generalist Sources in Online Media

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    Koh, Yoon Jeon; Sundar, S. Shyam

    2010-01-01

    In exploring why specialist sources (e.g., CNN.com) are more persuasive than generalist sources (e.g., CBS.com), this study examines theoretical mechanisms related to information-processing differences caused by these sources. When we have a chain of sources (Websites and agents) in online media, does specialization of one of them bias the…

  3. Apples and Oranges: The Credibility of Local Television and Newspaper News Sources.

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    Zenaty, Jayne W.; Reagan, Joey

    Telephone surveys were conducted in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, to assess both the relative credibility of news presentations by the local news media and respondents' reasons for using these media. The results supported previous research on local news credibility, suggesting that television was the more believable medium, even in a local…

  4. 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

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

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    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.

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

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 179 (2008) 274­279 Short. MFCs have great potential as a method of wastewater treatment and as power sources for autonomous and operation mode on volumetric power densities. We compared the performance of a smaller MFC (SMFC, 28 m

  7. nature geoscience | ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION | www.nature.com/naturegeoscience 1 news & views

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    Stevenson, David

    compounds on the stratospheric ozone layer, there are other anthropogenic influences on ozone that need our radiation reaching the Earth's surface1 . Consequently, stratospheric ozone depletion is a major source of concern owing to its impacts on human and ecosystem health. Below ~10 km, in the troposphere, ozone

  8. Einloggen auf heise online News-Meldung vom 23.06.2012 16:22

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    durchdribbeln? Klar, für den Teen-Size-Roboter von NimbRo ist das kein Problem. Bild: H.-A. Marsiske Das Team Einwurf machte NimbRo eine gute Figur. Bild: H.-A. Marsiske In der Teen Size der Humanoid League wartet Teen-Size-Roboter als Open- Source-Plattform zum Nachbau zur Verfügung stellen. Für etwa 20.000 Euro

  9. 08/15/2006 04:44 PMThe Engineer Online -[News: engineering news, engineering info, la...otive news, aerospace news, materials news, research & development] Page 1 of 1http://www.e4engineering.com/Articles/295746/SWAN%20guides%20the%20way.htm

    E-print Network

    , aerospace news, materials news, research & development] Page 1 of 1http://www.e4engineering.com/Articles application schedules sounds to reach one ear slightly faster than the other, and the human brain uses

  10. The exposure of the nursing profession in online and print media

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    Cardoso, Rodrigo José Martins; Graveto, João Manuel Garcia de Nascimento; Queiroz, Ana Maria Correia Albuquerque

    2014-01-01

    Objective to describe the coverage of news concerning the nursing profession in the Portuguese media: informative sites on the Internet and in print media. Method a total of 1,271 health news items were collected in September and October of 2011 (956 online news items and 325 news items originating from the press review of the Portuguese Order of Nurses). Statistical analysis was used to characterize the variables. Results nurses were the sources of information in 6.6% of cases, suggesting limited media exposure. The health news collected is characterized by a production based on limited information sources, that is, male and official sources, on information disseminated by news agencies focused on economic and political issues in the health field. Conclusion the presence of nurses in the news concerning nursing health is reduced. We suggest that nurses develop public communication skills to disseminate the importance of their profession in society and their relationship with the media. PMID:24553715

  11. Thinking about online sources: Exploring students' epistemic cognition in internet-based chemistry learning

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    Dai, Ting

    This dissertation investigated the relation between epistemic cognition---epistemic aims and source beliefs---and learning outcome in an Internet--based research context. Based on a framework of epistemic cognition (Chinn, Buckland, & Samarapungavan, 2011), a context--specific epistemic aims and source beliefs questionnaire (CEASBQ) was developed and administered to 354 students from college--level introductory chemistry courses. A series of multitrait--multimethod model comparisons provided evidence for construct convergent and discriminant validity for three epistemic aims--- true beliefs, justified beliefs, explanatory connection, which were all distinguished from, yet correlated with, mastery goals. Students' epistemic aims were specific to the chemistry topics in research. Multidimensional scaling results indicated that students' source evaluation was based on two dimensions--- professional expertise and first--hand knowledge, suggesting a multidimensional structure of source beliefs. Most importantly, online learning outcome was found to be significantly associated with two epistemic aims---justified beliefs and explanatory connection: The more students sought justifications in the online research, the lower they tended to score on the learning outcome measure, whereas the more students sought explanatory connections between information, the higher they scored on the outcome measure. There was a significant but small positive association between source beliefs and learning outcome. The influences of epistemic aims and source beliefs on learning outcome were found to be above and beyond the effects of a number of covariates, including prior knowledge and perceived ability with online sources.

  12. 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...

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

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    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…

  14. Educative Experiences of Rural Junior High History Fair Participants Seeking and Evaluating Online Primary Sources

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    Johnson, Riley Todd

    2012-01-01

    This phenomenological ethnographic multi-case study's purpose was to gain insight into experiences of rural junior high History Fair participants as they searched for and evaluated online primary sources. Drawing on the theories of Dewey and Kuhlthau, the study examined how the participants searched the Internet, what strategies they used to…

  15. Using Extensible Markup Language (XML) for the Single Source Delivery of Educational Resources by Print and Online: A Case Study

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    Walsh, Lucas

    2007-01-01

    This article seeks to provide an introduction to Extensible Markup Language (XML) by looking at its use in a single source publishing approach to the provision of teaching resources in both hardcopy and online. Using the development of the International Baccalaureate Organisation's online Economics Subject Guide as a practical example, this…

  16. Designing an Online Bus Route Planning System for the City of Edinburgh using Google Maps and Open Source Applications 

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    Cunnane, Alan

    2007-11-20

    The increasing use of web based GIS and Transport GIS systems has facilitated a rise in transport services being provided online to the public. With the emergence of more and more open source software and applications, ...

  17. Sources of Information and Behavioral Patterns in Online Health Forums: Observational Study

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    Friede, Tim; Grabowski, Jens; Koschack, Janka; Makedonski, Philip; Himmel, Wolfgang

    2014-01-01

    Background Increasing numbers of patients are raising their voice in online forums. This shift is welcome as an act of patient autonomy, reflected in the term “expert patient”. At the same time, there is considerable concern that patients can be easily misguided by pseudoscientific research and debate. Little is known about the sources of information used in health-related online forums, how users apply this information, and how they behave in such forums. Objective The intent of the study was to identify (1) the sources of information used in online health-related forums, and (2) the roles and behavior of active forum visitors in introducing and disseminating this information. Methods This observational study used the largest German multiple sclerosis (MS) online forum as a database, analyzing the user debate about the recently proposed and controversial Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) hypothesis. After extracting all posts and then filtering relevant CCSVI posts between 01 January 2008 and 17 August 2012, we first identified hyperlinks to scientific publications and other information sources used or referenced in the posts. Employing k-means clustering, we then analyzed the users’ preference for sources of information and their general posting habits. Results Of 139,912 posts from 11,997 threads, 8628 posts discussed or at least mentioned CCSVI. We detected hyperlinks pointing to CCSVI-related scientific publications in 31 posts. In contrast, 2829 different URLs were posted to the forum, most frequently referring to social media, such as YouTube or Facebook. We identified a total of 6 different roles of hyperlink posters including Social Media Fans, Organization Followers, and Balanced Source Users. Apart from the large and nonspecific residual category of the “average user”, several specific behavior patterns were identified, such as the small but relevant groups of CCSVI-Focused Responders or CCSVI Activators. Conclusions The bulk of the observed contributions were not based on scientific results, but on various social media sources. These sources seem to contain mostly opinions and personal experience. A small group of people with distinct behavioral patterns played a core role in fuelling the discussion about CCSVI. PMID:24425598

  18. News-notes number 23: The condition of the environment and the control of nonpoint sources of water pollution

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01

    Contents: a water quality highlight--environmental excellence awards in epa region vi; commentary--lakes conference brings exciting opportunities; news-notes editorial policy; noteworthy water quality happenings; news from the states; notes on the coastal environment; agricultural notes; notes on riparian and watershed management; notes on environmental education; nps electronic bulletin board (bbs) news.

  19. Research News

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    Research News - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Skip to navigation Skip to content Menu Navigation National Multiple Sclerosis ... Email Home Research Research News & Progress Research News Research News Share Smaller Text Larger Text Print Read ...

  20. Online Analysis of {gamma}-ray Sources with H.E.S.S

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    Fuessling, M.; Dalton, M.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Schwanke, U.; Jung, I.; Stegmann, C.

    2008-12-24

    Some of the {gamma}-ray sources detected by the H.E.S.S. experiment display irregular, often flare-like emission behaviour. A method to detect these outbursts as fast as possible is highly desirable. At H.E.S.S., first results from an offline analysis of pre-calibrated data can be obtained on-site approximately one hour after run end. We present a development and implementation of online analysis software that performs calibration and analysis of data at the time they are being taken allowing for a fast confirmation of observational results and appropriate reaction by the on-site shift crew.

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  3. Incremental visual text analytics of news story development

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    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.

  4. News & Announcements

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    1999-08-01

    News from Journal House Perspective on JCE Online Recently a reader asked us for a perspective on JCE Onlinehow the chemical education community is receiving it and how the Journal staff itself views it. We share our responses below. Subscriber Numbers How many people subscribe to JCE Online+? As of June 1, 1999, our records show that 13% of individual JCE subscriptions in the USA include JCE Online+. This percentage has increased significantly during the past year- in June 1998 it was approximately 4% and December 1998 about 7%. Almost all subscribers to JCE Online subscribe to print as well. Since JCE Online has only very recently been made available to institutional subscribers, there are no numbers to report. There has been considerable interest in online from libraries. Given that JCE Online+ is a fairly recent subscriber option and that many subscribers have a wait-and-see approach to any new option, we feel that the numbers above are quite high. The steady growth is encouraging. Online Usage How many people visit our Web site? Statistics for the period January 1, 1999, through May 31, 1999, that may be of interest include:

    Total Pages Served 361,115

    Total Visits 138,377

    Total Unique Visitors 51,744

    Total Repeat Visitors 11,536

    Average Visit Length 03:05

    Average Requests/Visit 10.8

    Average Pages/Visit 2.6

    Average Daily Visits 916 Online Rationale and Expectations JCE Online is a very important part of the whole Journal, but we do not expect it to supplant print: online and print are very different media. Usage of JCE Online is growing steadily; our subscribers are realizing what we have learned: it is not possible to deliver the Journal in the print medium alone- print is no longer adequate to accomplish our mission. Examples of things not possible in print include:

    ·JCE Index to all 76 years of Journal issues, available all the time with responses within seconds.

    ·Supplementary materials that are important to only a limited number of our subscribers; materials that augment laboratory experiments are a good example.

    ·Supplementary videos, such as the videos, still images, and excerpts from interviews with nuclear chemists that give fuller meaning to the Viewpoints article "Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements- One Atom at a Time" referred to below.

    ·Internet feature columns are more effective in a dynamic medium. Two that are in place are Mathcad in the Chemistry Curriculum (edited by Theresa Zielinski) and Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems (edited by William Robinson and Susan Nurrenbern).

    ·Buyers Guides have their content updated often and link to other useful sites. There is one for books and software and another for supplies and equipment. Elements Added to Periodic Table Two new transuranic elements have been added to the list in the Viewpoints article "Chemistry of the Heaviest ElementsOne Atom at a Time" by Darleane C. Hoffman and Diana M. Lee (JCE, 1999, 76, 331). The new elements have atomic numbers 118 and 116. The path to the discovery of these elements was predicted by Robert Smolanczuk, a young Polish theorist whose calculations led him to conclude that a lead-krypton collision technique could produce element 118, which then decays to element 116. Others questioned his results, but Hoffman invited him to join the team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a decision was made to try out his ideas. The result was almost complete verification of Smolanczuk's calculations. The experimental team was headed by Kenneth E. Gregorich; Darleane Hoffman is one of 15 codiscoverers of element 118. Aw

  5. News & Publications

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    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

  6. Unsupervised Construction of Large Paraphrase Corpora: Exploiting Massively Parallel News Sources

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    in the form of pairs or sets of strings that are likely to exhibit lexical and/or structural paraphrase in meaning: The leading indicators measure the economy... The leading index measures the economy.... Lee, it is an incomplete source of information about paraphrase relations, which exhibit many of the characteristics

  7. NBC Learn K-12 (http://archives.nbclearn.com), the education arm of NBC News, is an online digital resource with over 18,000 videos from NBC News that you and your students can use in

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    resource with over 18,000 videos from NBC News that you and your students can use in classwork, homework daily with the latest current events video from NBC News. The high-quality resources in NBC Learn K-12 Toolkit for additional resources such as tutorial videos and best practices. #12;

  8. Inquiring minds acquiring wellness: uses of online and offline sources for health information.

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    Dobransky, Kerry; Hargittai, Eszter

    2012-01-01

    Variation in ability to access and use health information is a key pathway through which social status may impact health. Digital media offer new opportunities for health information seeking, potentially lowering barriers to such content. Using a data set with nuanced information about what sources a diverse group of college students consults for different types of health material, coupled with detailed measures of Internet experiences, this article explores factors related to where young adults turn for health content. Results suggest considerable sex differences in practices across sources of health information. We also find differences in Hispanic students' actions based on parents' country of origin across sources. Finally, challenging assumptions about the universal savvy of young adults, findings suggest that those who are more highly skilled with the Internet are more likely to use it for health information seeking, and Internet experiences are especially important for explaining who turns to online discussions in this realm. Our findings not only contribute to a better understanding of health information seeking and health inequality, but also point to possible sites of intervention to ameliorate health disparities. PMID:21932982

  9. DCTD — News & Events

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    Skip to Content Click here to view the Site Map Home | Sitemap | Contact DCTD Search this site News & Events 2014 News 2013 News 2012 News 2011 News 2010 News 2009 News 2008 News 2007 News 2006 News 2005 News DCTD Programs Cancer Diagnosis Program Cancer

  10. Toward a Model of Sources of Influence in Online Education: Cognitive Learning and the Effects of Web 2.0

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    Carr, Caleb T.; Zube, Paul; Dickens, Eric; Hayter, Carolyn A.; Barterian, Justin A.

    2013-01-01

    To explore the integration of education processes into social media, we tested an initial model of student learning via interactive web tools and theorized three sources of influence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and masspersonal. Three-hundred thirty-seven students observed an online lecture and then completed a series of scales. Structural…

  11. Reducing the Spatial Distance between Printed and Online Information Sources by Means of Mobile Technology Enhances Learning: Using 2D Barcodes

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    Ozcelik, Erol; Acarturk, Cengiz

    2011-01-01

    Online information sources, such as pictures and animations on web pages are frequently used for complementing printed course material in educational contexts. The concurrent use of online and printed information sources by students, however, requires going back and forth between physically separated course material, such as a course book and a…

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

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    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

  13. First application of the Laser Ion Source and Trap (LIST) for on-line experiments at ISOLDE

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    Fink, D. A.; Richter, S. D.; Bastin, B.; Blaum, K.; Catherall, R.; Cocolios, T. E.; Fedorov, D. V.; Fedosseev, V. N.; Flanagan, K. T.; Ghys, L.; Gottberg, A.; Imai, N.; Kron, T.; Lecesne, N.; Lynch, K. M.; Marsh, B. A.; Mendonca, T. M.; Pauwels, D.; Rapisarda, E.; Ramos, J. P.; Rossel, R. E.; Rothe, S.; Seliverstov, M. D.; Sjödin, M.; Stora, T.; Van Beveren, C.; Wendt, K. D. A.

    2013-12-01

    The Laser Ion Source and Trap (LIST) provides a new mode of operation for the resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS) at ISOLDE/CERN, reducing the amount of surface-ionized isobaric contaminants by up to four orders of magnitude. After the first successful on-line test at ISOLDE in 2011 the LIST was further improved in terms of efficiency, selectivity, and reliability through several off-line tests at Mainz University and at ISOLDE. In September 2012, the first on-line physics experiments to use the LIST took place at ISOLDE. The measurements of the improved LIST indicate more than a twofold increase in efficiency compared to the LIST of the 2011 run. The suppression of surface-ionized francium contaminants has enabled the first in-source laser spectroscopy of 217Po and 219Po.

  14. Do News Media Messages Mitigate the Effect of Corporate Environmental Ads? A Test of Source Credibility and Message Balance.

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    Trent, John; Greer, Jennifer

    Factors that influence attitudes toward a corporate environmental advertisement and its sponsoring company were examined with a quasi-experimental design. Subjects (undergraduate students) read one of five news stories about an ad touting an oil company's active environmental involvement to test for the effects of publication credibility and…

  15. Fellowship News

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    Third Robert A. Welch Fellowship Awarded to Wei Tang Fourth Annual DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium DCEG Fellows Present at the 2012 NIH Spring Research Festival New Representatives for Fellows Committees Print This Page Fellowship News, Linkage Newsletter News

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 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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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    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 innovative

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    Bergman, Keren

    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

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  1. 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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    Bergman, Keren

    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

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    Satija, Indu

    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 Explore books are published Purchase printed books and selected PDF files Thank you for downloading this PDF

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  4. OxMaR: Open Source Free Software for Online Minimization and Randomization for Clinical Trials

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    O’Callaghan, Christopher A.

    2014-01-01

    Minimization is a valuable method for allocating participants between the control and experimental arms of clinical studies. The use of minimization reduces differences that might arise by chance between the study arms in the distribution of patient characteristics such as gender, ethnicity and age. However, unlike randomization, minimization requires real time assessment of each new participant with respect to the preceding distribution of relevant participant characteristics within the different arms of the study. For multi-site studies, this necessitates centralized computational analysis that is shared between all study locations. Unfortunately, there is no suitable freely available open source or free software that can be used for this purpose. OxMaR was developed to enable researchers in any location to use minimization for patient allocation and to access the minimization algorithm using any device that can connect to the internet such as a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. The software is complete in itself and requires no special packages or libraries to be installed. It is simple to set up and run over the internet using online facilities which are very low cost or even free to the user. Importantly, it provides real time information on allocation to the study lead or administrator and generates real time distributed backups with each allocation. OxMaR can readily be modified and customised and can also be used for standard randomization. It has been extensively tested and has been used successfully in a low budget multi-centre study. Hitherto, the logistical difficulties involved in minimization have precluded its use in many small studies and this software should allow more widespread use of minimization which should lead to studies with better matched control and experimental arms. OxMaR should be particularly valuable in low resource settings. PMID:25353169

  5. v News & Features Industry News

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    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    v News & Features InFocus - Archives > Research News Industry News Features Pubmed Events Help DNA Throttle Controls Molecular Machine 9/5/2003 -- A DNA sequence that acts as a throttle to control the rateBCD is a molecular machine made up of three proteins. Two of these are motor units that propel the enzyme along

  6. Investigation of possible sources of water-soluble organic carbon particles observed with an online monitoring system

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    Park, Seung S.; Ko, Jae M.; Cho, Sung Y.

    2011-06-01

    In this study, an instrument for the continuous measurements of water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC) component in fine particulate matter was developed and its field measurement results were presented. The instrument for collecting atmospheric aerosol particles for the online WSOC analysis uses an aerosol growth technology. Briefly, ambient particles, with aerodynamic diameters less than 2.5 ?m, are collected via a cyclone inlet collector by rapidly mixing saturated water vapor with the ambient aerosol. The resulting supersaturated water vapor condenses on all the particles. The resulting liquid is separated from the air stream by an air-liquid separator, filtered, and the carbon content quantified using a total organic carbon analyzer, providing a continuous 4-min integral measurement. An evaluation of the accuracy of the online WSOC measurement system was performed by comparing the results with 24-h filter-based measurement data. The relationship between the 24-h averages of the 4-min data and the 24-h integrated data of the WSOC measurements indicated that the online WSOC concentration was 16% lower than that of the filter-based measurement. The online measurements of WSOC in fine particles were performed in September 2009 at a photochemical network near an industrial complex. Conditional probability functions were used to identify likely local emission source locations of the WSOC observed at the site, indicating that the major WSOC contribution to the site came mostly from the southeasterly (120-150°) and southwesterly (165-210°) directions, which brought air from a coal-fired power plant and traffic on the roads. Based on the temporal evolutions of SO 2 and WSOC concentrations, wind direction with respect to the station angle of individual sources, wind speed, and source distance, it was shown that the presence of concurrent transients in SO 2 and WSOC concentrations observed for a specific period is likely due to the influence of coal-fired power plants.

  7. 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!

  8. News from Online: More Spectroscopy

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    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

  9. 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.

  10. A news media analysis of economic sanction effects on access to medicine in Iran

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    Kheirandish, Mehrnaz; Rashidian, Arash; Bigdeli, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    Objective: In the past decades economic sanctions have been used by different countries or international organizations in order to deprive target countries of some transactions. While the sanctions do not target health care systems or public health structures, they may, in fact, affect the availability of health care in target countries. In this study, we used media analysis to assess the impacts of recent sanctions imposed by the Central Bank of Iran in 2012 on access to medicines in Iran. Methods: We searched different sources of written news media including a database of nonspecialized weeklies and magazines, online news sources, web pages of daily newspapers and healthcare oriented weeklies from 2011 to 2013. We searched the sources using the general term “medicine” to reduce the chances of missing relevant items. The identified news media were read, and categorized under three groups of items announcing “shortage of medicines,” “medicines related issues” and “no shortage.” We conducted trend analyzes to see whether the news media related to access to medicines were affected by the economic sanctions. Findings: A total number of 371 relevant news media were collected. The number of news media related to medicines substantially increased in the study period: 30 (8%), 161 (43%) and 180 (49%) were published in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. While 145 (39%) of media items referred to the shortage of medicines, 97 (26%) reported no shortage or alleviating of concerns. Conclusion: Media analysis suggests a clear increase in the number of news media reporting a shortage in Iran after the sanctions. In 2013, there were accompanying increases in the number of news media reporting alleviation of the shortages of medicines. Our analysis provides evidence of negative effects of the sanctions on access to medicines in Iran. PMID:26645026

  11. Technology: News Readers and Other Handy Utilities

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    Van Horn, Royal

    2004-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses how there are advantages and disadvantages to using an Internet News Reader instead of a Web browser. The major advantage is that one can read the headlines and short summaries of news articles from dozens of sources quickly. Another advantage the author points out to news readers is that one gets a short…

  12. 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

  13. 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. Chakraborty, A.; Kraus, W.; Gahlaut, A.; Bansal, G.

    2014-01-15

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Online tuning of impedance matching circuit for long pulse inductively coupled plasma source operation--an alternate approach.

    PubMed

    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. PMID:24517768

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

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    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.

  17. Evaluation of Online Information Sources on Alien Species in Europe: The Need of Harmonization and Integration

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    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.

  18. Customized News in Your Mailbox.

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    Rudich, Joe

    1996-01-01

    Customized Internet services deliver news and selected research via e-mail, fax, Web browser, or their own software. Some are clipping services while others are full-fledged online newspapers. Most charge a monthly subscription fee, but a few are free to registered users. Provides the addresses, cost, scope, and evaluation of eight services. (PEN)

  19. 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…

  20. Available online--http://www.usc.edu/admin/provost/oprs/news/listserv.html Published by the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)

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    Biederman, Irving

    /private/docs/oprs/news_items/New_Findings_Memo.pdf CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Course Offers CME credits Pharmaceutical companies and other research subjects research process: Janice Chung (PhD student in Pharmaceutical Economics) and Erica Lim (MSW research, research ethics, or research methods classes. Please contact the oprs@usc.edu for more

  1. Kidney Patients without Online Access Face Additional Burden

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_155293.html Kidney Patients Without Online Access Face Additional Burden Blacks ... THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disadvantaged chronic kidney disease patients are less likely to have access ...

  2. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Power Sources 179 (2008) 793798

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    2008-01-01

    , we used a physics-based single particle model [9,10] to analyze the cycling data of a lithium ion in revised form 7 January 2008; accepted 8 January 2008 Available online 21 January 2008 Abstract A physics-based single particle model was used to simulate the life cycling data of a lithium ion cell. The simulation

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

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    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.

  4. An online cross-scatter correction algorithm for dual-source CT: effects on CT number accuracy and noise

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    Eusemann, Christian D.; Apel, Anja; Schmidt, Bernhard; Walz-Flannigan, Alisa I.; Jacobsen, Megan C.; Stierstorfer, Karl; Flohr, Thomas G.; McCollough, Cynthia H.

    2009-02-01

    Dual-source computed tomography (CT) utilizes two x-ray tubes and two detectors simultaneously for the purpose of obtaining 83 msec temporal resolution, 160 kW of x-ray power reserve, or dual-kV (dual-energy) scan capabilities. One inherent constraint of such a design is cross-scatter radiation, which occurs when x-rays from tube A are scattered by the patient and detected by detector B, or vice versa. In the evaluated dual-source CT scanner, an on-line cross-scatter correction technique is used to address this limitation. The technique, available using the 14×1.2-mm collimation, measures scattered radiation along the z axis using detector rows beyond those corresponding to the 16.8 mm nominal total beam width. These direct measurements of scattered radiation are used to correct the measured projection data (scattered and primary radiation) for cross-scatter. A semi-anthropomorphic thorax phantom was used with increasing thicknesses of tissue-equivalent material to simulate small, medium, large and extra-large patients. Phantoms were scanned using single-source and dual-source protocols at 80, 100, 120 and 140 kV, and the mean and standard deviation of the CT numbers in a water-equivalent cylinder located centrally within the phantom measured. For this comparison, images reconstructed using only tube A data from the dual-source acquisition were compared to the single-source images, also obtained using tube A. The differences in the mean and standard deviation of the measured CT numbers between the dual-source tube A images, which were corrected for cross-scatter, and the single-source images, where no cross-scatter existed, were determined for all tube energies and phantom sizes. The differences in mean CT number ranged from -5.2 to 1.3 HU, and the differences in standard deviations ranged from -4.5 to 3.0 HU. We conclude, therefore, that use of the evaluated on-line cross-scatter correction algorithm results in negligible differences in CT number and image noise between single-source and dual-source image data, independent of phantom size and tube potential.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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    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

  8. The Changing Landscape of Science News

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    Riordon, James

    2011-03-01

    Social media are revolutionizing the ways that people communicate and the ways they get their news. Traditional news outlets are in decline, and no subject area is declining faster than science news. Every day there are fewer professional science journalists working in traditional media. On the other hand, ever greater numbers of scientists, science enthusiasts, and online journalists are turning to blogs, podcasts, eBooks, twitter feeds, and social media sites like Facebook and Tumbler to spread news about science. I will present an overview of the state of science journalism and speculate on the likely directions it seems to be heading. I will also offer some general guidelines to help scientists understand what makes a good science news story, as well as suggesting ways that they can get their work in the news.

  9. News and Announcements

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    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

  10. A comparison of NEWS and SPARROW models to understand sources of nitrogen delivered to US coastal areas

    EPA Science Inventory

    The relative contributions of different anthropogenic and natural sources of in-stream nitrogen (N) cannot be directly measured at whole-watershed scales. Hence, source attribution estimates beyond the scale of small catchments must rely on models. Although such estimates have be...

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

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    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).

  12. Transcription of Arabic Broadcast News Abdel. Messaoudi,

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    that broadcasts directly in France. The television and other radio sources were recorded via satellite (Arabsat of ra- dio and television broadcast news data; a corpus of text materials from various newspaper sourcesTranscription of Arabic Broadcast News Abdel. Messaoudi,£Ý Lori Lamel, Jean-Luc Gauvain Spoken

  13. cctbx news

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    Grosse-Kunstleve, Ralf W.; Zwart, Peter H.; Afonine, Pavel V.; Ioerger, Thomas R.; Adams, Paul D.

    2006-11-22

    The 'Computational Crystallography Toolbox' (cctbx, http://cctbx.sourceforge.net/) is the open-source component of the Phenix project (http://www.phenix-online.org/). Most recent cctbx developments are geared towards supporting new features of the phenix.refine application. Thus, the open-source mmtbx (macromolecular toolbox) module is currently being most rapidly developed. In this article we give an overview of some of the recent developments. However, the main theme of this article is the presentation of a light-weight example command-line application that was specifically developed for this newsletter: sequence alignment and superposition of two molecules read from files in PDB format. This involves parameter input based on the Phil module presented in Newsletter No. 5, fast reading of the PDB files with the new iotbx.pdb.input class, simple sequence alignment using the new mmtbx.alignment module, and use of the Kearsley (1989) superposition algorithm to find the least-squares solution for superposing C-alpha positions. The major steps are introduced individually, followed by a presentation of the complete application. The example application is deliberately limited in functionality to make it concise enough for this article. The main goal is to show how the open-source components are typically combined into an application. Even though the example is quite specific to macromolecular crystallography, we believe it will also be useful for a small-molecule audience interested in utilizing the large open-source library of general crystallographic algorithms (see our previous articles in this newsletter series) to build an application. We describe recent developments of the Computational Crystallography Toolbox.

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

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    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

  15. Computational Models of Consumer Confidence from Large-Scale Online Attention Data: Crowd-Sourcing Econometrics

    PubMed Central

    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

  16. 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…

  17. On-line pyrolysis as a limitless reduction source for high-precision isotopic analysis of organic-derived hydrogen.

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    Tobias, H J; Brenna, J T

    1997-08-15

    On-line pyrolysis is described as an alternative to chemical means for reducing organic compounds to hydrogen gas for hydrogen isotopic analysis by continuous-flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry. An empty ceramic tube, held at temperatures above 1000 degree C, is used in-line to pyrolyze organic compounds separated by gas chromatography and is followed by a hydrogen-selective filter and isotope ratio mass spectrometer for hydrogen purification and isotopic measurement. Precision of light gas D/H isotopic measurement over several-fold signal intensity is shown to average SD < 2% (delta D), with corrections for ion source nonlinearities. It is demonstrated that isotopic measurement using pyrolysis is indefinitely stable, as opposed to the gradual loss of isotopic accuracy using on-line chemical reactors due to degradation of the reducing capacity of reactor metals. Pyrolytic conversion to hydrogen becomes more efficient with increasing temperature, although quantitative conversion was not achieved at the highest temperature tested (1150 degree C) in our system. In addition, pyrolysis efficiency varies with compound type; therefore, the technique requires a separate calibration for each compound of interest. This approach shows promise as a component of a robust and low-maintenance system. PMID:9271058

  18. USC HUMAN SUBJECTS NEWSLETTER VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 Available online--http://www.usc.edu/admin/provost/oprs/news/archives/index.html/

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    Biederman, Irving

    applying for that status, a tribute to the support of the USC administration as well as the IRBs to share. We hope the newsletter is useful and enjoyable, and we welcome your suggestions. InsideStar--IRB Submission Tracking and Review System. Online IRB application submission system. OHRP--Office for Human

  19. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Refined associations of Fermi/LAT sources (Massaro+, 2015)

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    Massaro, F.; D'Abrusco, R.; Landoni, M.; Paggi, A.; Masetti, N.; Giroletti, M.; Oti-Floranes, H.; Chavushyan, V.; Jimenez-Bailon, E.; Patino-Alvarez, V.; Digel, S. W.; Smith, H. A.; Tosti, G.

    2015-04-01

    The Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT) First Source Catalog (1FGL) was released in 2010 February and the Fermi-LAT 2-Year Source Catalog (2FGL) appeared in 2012 April, based on data from 24 months of operation. Since they were released, many follow up observations of unidentified ?-ray sources have been performed and new procedures for associating ?-ray sources with potential counterparts at other wavelengths have been developed. Here we review and characterize all of the associations as published in the 1FGL and 2FGL catalogs on the basis of multifrequency archival observations. In particular, we located 177 spectra for the low-energy counterparts that were not listed in the previous Fermi catalogs, and in addition we present new spectroscopic observations of eight ?-ray blazar candidates. Based on our investigations, we introduce a new counterpart category of "candidate associations" and propose a refined classification for the candidate low-energy counterparts of the Fermi sources. We compare the 1FGL-assigned counterparts with those listed in 2FGL to determine which unassociated sources became associated in later releases of the Fermi catalogs. We also search for potential counterparts to all of the remaining unassociated Fermi sources. Finally, we prepare a refined and merged list of all of the associations of 1FGL plus 2FGL that includes 2219 unique Fermi objects. This is the most comprehensive and systematic study of all the associations collected for the ?-ray sources available to date. We conclude that 80% of the Fermi sources have at least one known plausible ?-ray emitter within their positional uncertainty regions. (2 data files).

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    Fisheries Science and Education since 1870 CHARLES R. BERRY JR. As our country began reconstruction after of pol- lution,soil erosion, construction of dams, and general habi- tat change.Their solution- sources, promote the development of fisheries professionals, advance fisheries and aquatic sciences

  1. VizieR Online Data Catalog: GUViCS. Ultraviolet Source Catalogs (Voyer+, 2014)

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    Voyer, E. N.; Boselli, A.; Boissier, S.; Heinis, S.; Cortese, L.; Ferrarese, L.; Cote, P.; Cuillandre, J.-C.; Gwyn, S. D. J.; Peng, E. W.; Zhang, H.; Liu, C.

    2014-07-01

    These catalogs are based on GALEX NUV and FUV source detections in and behind the Virgo Cluster. The detections are split into catalogs of extended sources and point-like sources. The UV Virgo Cluster Extended Source catalog (UV_VES.fit) provides the deepest and most extensive UV photometric data of extended galaxies in Virgo to date. If certain data is not available for a given source then a null value is entered (e.g. -999, -99). UV point-like sources are matched with SDSS, NGVS, and NED and the relevant photometry and further data from these databases/catalogs are provided in this compilation of catalogs. The primary GUViCS UV Virgo Cluster Point-Like Source catalog is UV_VPS.fit. This catalog provides the most useful GALEX pipeline NUV and FUV photometric parameters, and categorizes sources as stars, Virgo members, and background sources, when possible. It also provides identifiers for optical matches in the SDSS and NED, and indicates if a match exists in the NGVS, only if GUViCS-optical matches are one-to-one. NED spectroscopic redshifts are also listed for GUViCS-NED one-to-one matches. If certain data is not available for a given source a null value is entered. Additionally, the catalog is useful for quick access to optical data on one-to-one GUViCS-SDSS matches.The only parameter available in the catalog for UV sources that have multiple SDSS matches is the total number of multiple matches, i.e. SDSSNUMMTCHS. Multiple GUViCS sources matched to the same SDSS source are also flagged given a total number of matches, SDSSNUMMTCHS, of one. All other fields for multiple matches are set to a null value of -99. In order to obtain full optical SDSS data for multiply matched UV sources in both scenarios, the user can cross-correlate the GUViCS ID of the sources of interest with the full GUViCS-SDSS matched catalog in GUV_SDSS.fit. The GUViCS-SDSS matched catalog, GUV_SDSS.fit, provides the most relevant SDSS data on all GUViCS-SDSS matches, including one-to-one matches and multiply matched sources. The catalog gives full SDSS identification information, complete SDSS photometric measurements in multiple aperture types, and complete redshift information (photometric and spectroscopic). It is ideal for large statistical studies of galaxy populations at multiple wavelengths in the background of the Virgo Cluster. The catalog can also be used as a starting point to study and search for previously unknown UV-bright point-like objects within the Virgo Cluster. If certain data is not available for a given source that field is given a null value. (6 data files).

  2. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Optical monitoring of extragalactic sources (Taris+, 2013)

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    Taris, F.; Andrei, A.; Klotz, A.; Vachier, F.; Cote, R.; Bouquillon, S.; Souchay, J.; Lambert, S.; Anton, S.; Bourda, G.; Coward, D.

    2013-02-01

    File table4 contains the name of the sources, their observation dates, the location of the telescope used, the filter names, the magnitudes and their corresponding uncertainties. The observations have been carried out between 2010 and 2012. (2 data files).

  3. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Spitzer point source catalogs in 7 nearby gal. (Khan+, 2015)

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    Khan, R.; Stanek, K. Z.; Kochanek, C. S.; Sonneborn, G.

    2015-10-01

    We present Spitzer IRAC 3.6-8?m and Multiband Imaging Photometer 24?m point-source catalogs for seven galaxies: NGC6822, M33, NGC300, NGC2403, M81, NGC0247, and NGC7793. The catalogs contain a total of ~300000 sources and were created by dual-band selection of sources with >3? detections at both 3.6 and 4.5?m. The source lists become significantly incomplete near m3.6=m_4.5~=18. We complement the 3.6 and 4.5?m fluxes with 5.8, 8.0, and 24?m fluxes or 3? upper limits using a combination of PSF and aperture photometry. This catalog is a resource as an archive for studying mid-infrared transients and for planning observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. (7 data files).

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    Home About TCGA People and Contacts Join Our Online Mailing List Join Our Online Mailing List To receive the latest cancer genomics news and announcements from The Cancer Genome Atlas, sign up for TCGA updates. To sign up for our email list: Send

  5. Online Education: Growing, but Painfully

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    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    Evolve or dissolve. That advice, from a recent report on virtual universities, played out in two news stories last May 2009. The University of Texas' online division is staring down a deep budget hole as it loses a longtime subsidy. In Utah, budget cuts have killed a 10-campus online consortium. Those and other predicaments reflect the growing…

  6. Online coupling of pure O2 thermo-optical methods - 14C AMS for source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosols

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Agrios, Konstantinos; Salazar, Gary; Zhang, Yan-Lin; Uglietti, Chiara; Battaglia, Michael; Luginbühl, Marc; Ciobanu, Viorela Gabriela; Vonwiller, Matthias; Szidat, Sönke

    2015-10-01

    This paper reports on novel separation methods developed for the direct determination of 14C in organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC), two sub-fractions of total carbon (TC) of atmospheric air particulate matter. Until recently, separation of OC and EC has been performed off-line by manual and time-consuming techniques that relied on the collection of massive CO2 fractions. We present here two on-line hyphenated techniques between a Sunset OC/EC analyzer and a MICADAS (MIni radioCArbon DAting System) accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) equipped with a gas ion source. The first implementation facilitates the direct measurement in the low sample size range (<10 ?g C) with high throughput on a routine basis, while the second explores the potential for a continuous-flow real-time CO2 gas feed into the ion source. The performance achieved with reference materials and real atmospheric samples will be discussed to draw conclusions on the improvement offered in the field of 14C aerosol source apportionment.

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

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

    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 252Cf 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 4 as a support gas resulted in a significant enhancement of the alkaline-earth and rare-earth separation efficiencies.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. PMID:24593628

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

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    Marsh, B. A.

    2014-02-15

    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.

  11. Available online--http://www.usc.edu/admin/provost/oprs/news/archives/index.html Published by the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)

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    /provost/oprs/private/docs/oprs/HSC_IRB_Ed_Session.pdf Improvements to CITI (online human subjects for Drugs, NY Times (2/16/08) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/business/16drug.html?ref=policy Justicesdevice.html F.D.A. Approves Drug's Use for Breast Cancer, NY Times (2/22/08) http://www.nytimes.com/2008

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

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    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).

  13. Mining on-line sources for definition knowledge Horacio Saggion and Robert Gaizauskas

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    Gaizauskas, Rob

    like "aspirin" occurs in 1108 sentences in the AQUAINT collection and most of these sentences are not "aspirin" definition-bearing sen- tences. However, if we know from external sources that a term like "analgesic" usually occurs with "aspirin" in defi- nition context, and we use both "aspirin" and "analgesic

  14. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 30 AUGUST 2009 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS1373 Interference of dissimilar photon sources

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    Loss, Daniel

    by dissimilar sources with no common history, provided the measurement cannot distinguish between the photons1 Europe Limited, Cambridge Research Laboratory, 208 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ, UK, 2Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK. *e-mail: anthony

  15. 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

    • News & Announcements

      NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

      2000-01-01

      News from Journal House

      Guidelines for Submission The Journal's current Guide to Submissions can be found on pages 29-30 of this issue. They have been streamlined a bit and also include a handy check list. This information is also available on JCE Online at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Authors/. Wanted: Demo Checkers The Tested Demonstrations column needs people who like to try out demos. Column editor Ed Vitz is looking for additional volunteers to serve as "checkers" for manuscripts that have been submitted to the Journal for possible publication as Tested Demonstrations. A checker is expected to perform two functions: to review the manuscript for accuracy and novelty, and to attempt to perform the demonstration according to the procedure supplied by the author. Checkers may suggest important improvements in demonstration procedures, and for their efforts they are cited in the byline when the manuscript is published. For instance, the demo showing the yellow cascading precipitates (lead iodide) made from potassium iodide and lead nitrate was submitted by Wobbe de Vos and checked by Kim Kostka. The (yellow) cascading precipitates are from "Using Large Glass Cylinders To Demonstrate Chemical Reactions" that appeared in the April 1999 issue of JCE. We prefer that checkers begin the review process (which may in some cases involve procuring supplies) very soon after being contacted so that their review can be completed in the timely manner that authors deserve. Checkers are usually teachers who routinely present lecture demonstrations in their classes in either high school or colleges. We try not to call on checkers more often than once a year, which is one of the reasons for this request. Another is that we lose many highly valued, experienced checkers to retirement or other endeavors. Prospective checkers may want to look at a copy of the JCE Tested Demonstration Evaluation Form. It can be found on the Web at http://www.kutztown.edu/ vitz/TD/TDhome.html. This site also has links to JCE guidelines for prospective authors. Volunteers should contact Vitz by the medium of their preference: Ed Vitz, Editor, Tested Demonstrations, Journal of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530; phone: 610/683-4443; fax: 610/683-1352; email: vitz@kutztown.edu.

      Awards Announced

      ACS Regional Awards in High School Chemistry Teaching The American Chemical Society has announced winners of regional awards in high school chemistry teaching for 1999. Winners have demonstrated excellence in teaching, exceptional ability to challenge and inspire students, extracurricular work, and willingness to keep up to date in the field. The award consists of two certificates (one for the recipient, the other for display at the recipient's school) and a cash prize of 1,000.
      • Thomas W. Adams, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana: Central Region
      • Arthur J. Crumm, Barstow School, Kansas City, Missouri: Midwest Region
      • Esther H. Freeman, Tabb High School, Yorktown, Virginia: Southeast Region
      • Joan A. Laredo-Liddell, St. Barnabas High School, Bronx, New York: Middle Atlantic Region, 1998
      • David T. Lee, Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey: Middle Atlantic Region, 1999
      • Diane Coley McGann, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, California: Western Region
      • William J. Pilotte, Newington High School, Newington, Connecticut: Northeast Region
      • Judith C. Seydel, Idaho Falls High School, Idaho Falls, Idaho: Northwest Region
      • Brenda A. Wolpa, Canyon Del Oro High School, Tucson, Arizona: Southwest/Rocky Mountain Region
      NSF Distinguished Public Service Award As a part of its celebration in 2000 of its half-century in existence, the National Science Foundation has announced the recipient of its Distinguished Public Service Aw

    • Investigating the News Seeking Behavior of Young Adults

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      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…

    • 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)

    • VizieR Online Data Catalog: IPHAS DR2 Source Catalogue (Barentsen+, 2014)

      NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

      Barentsen; et al.

      2014-09-01

      The INT/WFC Photometric H-Alpha Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS) is a 1860 deg^2 imaging survey of the Northern Milky Way at red visible wavelengths. It covers Galactic latitudes |b| < 5 deg and longitudes l = 30 to 215 deg in the broad-band r, i and narrow-band H-alpha filters using the Wide Field Camera (WFC) on the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) in La Palma. IPHAS Data Release 2 (DR2) is the first quality-controlled and globally calibrated source catalogue derived from the survey, providing single-epoch photometry for 219 million unique sources across 92% of the footprint. The observations were carried out between 2003 and 2012 at a median seeing of 1.1 arcsec (sampled at 0.33 arcsec/pixel) and to a mean 5-sigma depth of 21.2 (r), 20.0 (i) and 20.3 (H-alpha). The photometric calibration is in the Vega magnitude system and carries an external precision of 0.03 mag (root-mean-square error). The catalogue includes all the sources which have been detected at a signal-to-noise ratio of 5 or better in at least one band. Many applications will require a combination of quality criteria to be applied to avoid faint stars or confused sources. The choice of quality criteria tensions completeness against reliability, and hence depends on the requirements of a project. To aid users, the data release paper (arXiv:1406.4862) recommends two sets of quality criteria, named "a10" and "a10point", which should satisfy most projects. As a minimum, the "a10" criteria select objects which have been detected at the minimum level of 10-sigma in all bands, without being saturated. Additional constraints are provided by the "a10point" criteria, which require objects to be point sources free of blending, unaffected by nearby bright stars, as well as being unsaturated >10-sigma detections in all bands. Sources in both categories are flagged in the catalogue using the boolean columns a10 and a10point. Imaging and auxiliary data are available from the project website (www.iphas.org). (1 data file).

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

      NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

      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).

  1. On-Line Commissioning of the HRIBF Resonant Ionization Laser Ion Source

    SciTech Connect

    Liu, Yuan; Jost, Carola U; Mendez, II, Anthony J; Stracener, Daniel W; Williams, Cecil L; Madurga, M; Miernik, Krzysztof A; Miller, D.; Padgett, S; Paulauskas, Stanley V; Gross, Carl J; Grzywacz, Robert Kazimierz; Rykaczewski, Krzysztof Piotr; Wolinska-Cichocka, Marzena

    2013-01-01

    A highly-selective resonant ionization laser ion source has been successfully commissioned at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the production of pure beams of short-lived nuclei for spectroscopic studies. The laser ion source provided beams of neutron-rich Ga isotopes to the Low-energy Radioactive Ion Beam Spectroscopy Station for beta decay measurements. The radioactive Ga isotopes were produced by 50-MeV proton induced fission of 238U and ionized by laser radiation using a two-step resonant ionization scheme. Isobarically pure 83Ga, 85Ga, and 86Ga beams were delivered to the experiment at approximate rates of 12000 ions/s, 100 ions/s, and 3 ions/s, respectively.

  2. Member News Nano News Press Releases

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    NanoNEWS Member News Nano News Press Releases Nano Global News Nano Reports Nano Conferences", Exploring Matter with Synchrotron Light" and "Exploring Matter with Neutrons" by ordering from here. Nano. Send your Press R Judith.LightFeather@TNTG.org 14 Oct 2006 Researchers develop bistable nano switch

  3. VizieR Online Data Catalog: ECDFS sources optical/IR counterparts (Bonzini+, 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bonzini, M.; Padovani, P.; Mainieri, V.; Kellermann, K. I.; Miller, N.; Rosati, P.; Tozzi, P.; Vattakunnel, S.

    2015-10-01

    We consider a sample of 883 radio sources detected at 1.4GHz in a deep Very Large Array (VLA) survey of the Extended Chandra Deep Field-South (E-CDFS) that reaches a best rms sensitivity of 6uJy. We used deep Spitzer InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC) and Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) data. The IRAC data were obtained as part of the Spitzer IRAC/MUSYC Public Legacy Survey in the Extended CDF-South (SIMPLE) survey (Damen et al., 2011ApJ...727....1D, Cat. J/ApJ/727/1). It covers an area of about 1600 arcmin2 centred on the E-CDFS. The typical 5? flux density limits are 1.1, 1.3, 6.3 and 7.6uJy at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0um, respectively. We also use MIPS 24um data from the Far-Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy (FIDEL) survey (Dickinson & FIDEL Team, 2007AAS...211.5216D). The E-CDFS has been mapped in the X-ray band by Chandra. A total of 129 radio sources have a counterpart in the 4 Ms observations of the CDFS presented in Xue et al. (2011ApJS..195...10X, Cat. J/ApJS/195/10) and another 99 in the main E-CDFS catalogue by Lehmer et al. (2005ApJS..161...21L, Cat. J/ApJS/161/21) obtained with shallower (250ks) observations in each of four pointings. The list of the X-ray counterparts of the radio sources is given in Bonzini et al. (2012ApJS..203...15B, Cat. J/ApJS/203/15). (1 data file).

  4. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Hi-Gal sources distance determination (Russeil+, 2011)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Russeil, D.; Pestalozzi, M.; Mottram, J. C.; Bontemps, S.; Anderson, L. D.; Zavagno, A.; Beltran, M. T.; Bally, J.; Brand, J.; Brunt, C.; Cesaroni, R.; Joncas, G.; Marshall, D.; Martin, P.; Massi, F.; Molinari, S.; Moore, T.; Noriega-Crespo, A.; Olmi, L.; Thompson, M. A.; Wienen, M.; Wyrowski, F.

    2011-05-01

    We obtain velocities along the line of sight to Hi-GAL sources, where possible, using CO data observed with the SEQUOIA receiver on the FCRAO 14m telescope. In the l=30 ° region we use the 13CO J=1-0 data from the BU-FCRAO Galactic Ring Survey (GRS, Jackson et al., 2006ApJS..163..145J) while in the l=59° region we use 13CO and C18O J=1-0 observations obtained as part of the Exeter-FCRAO CO Galactic Plane Survey (Brunt et al., in prep.). (2 data files).

  5. Computer News

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    Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This article presents several news stories about computers and technology. (1) Applied Science Associates of Narragansett, Rhode Island is providing computer modeling technology to help locate the remains to the USS Bonhomme Richard, which sank in 1779 after claiming a Revolutionary War victory. (2) Whyville, the leading edu-tainment virtual world…

  6. Anime News

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    Hacker, Randi; Boyd, David

    2011-06-15

    Broadcast Transcript: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, if there is no picture for a news story, just make something up! This is the premise a Hong Kong-based computer animation company has based its success on. No video footage...

  7. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Low-frequency flat spectrum sources (LORCAT) (Massaro+, 2014)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Massaro, F.; Giroletti, M.; D'Abrusco, R.; Masetti, N.; Paggi, A.; Cowperthwaite, P. S.; Tosti, G.; Funk, S.

    2014-08-01

    We have assembled a low-frequency radio catalog of flat-spectrum sources (LORCAT) built by combining the radio observations of the two main Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) surveys (i.e., WENSS and WISH) at 325MHz and 352MHz, respectively, with those of the NVSS at 1.4GHz. The WENSS is a low-frequency radio survey that covers the northern sky above +30° in declination performed at 325MHz to a limiting flux density of ~18mJy at the 5? level (Rengelink et al. 1997, Cat. J/A+AS/124/259, superseded by VIII/62). The version of the WENSS catalog used in our analysis was implemented as a combination of two separate catalogs obtained from the WENSS Web site: the WENSS Polar Catalog that comprises 18186 sources above +72° in declination and the WENSS Main Catalog including 211234 objects in the declination range between +28° and +76°. We also used the WISH catalog (Cat. VIII/69), which is the southern extension of the WENSS. WISH is a low-frequency (352MHz) radio survey covering most of the sky between -26° and -9° to the same limiting flux density of the WENSS. (1 data file).

  8. Broadcast Journalism; An Introduction to News Writing.

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    Hall, Mark W.

    The important features of writing news for radio and television are covered in this book. Ways to write colorful, accurate, and timely stories are explained with the emphasis on the differences between broadcast and newspaper stories. Other subjects treated are sources of news (including explanations of how the Associated Press copy works and how…

  9. A new debris sensor based on dual excitation sources for online debris monitoring

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    Hong, Wei; Wang, Shaoping; Tomovic, Mileta M.; Liu, Haokuo; Wang, Xingjian

    2015-09-01

    Mechanical systems could be severely damaged by loose debris generated through wear processes between contact surfaces. Hence, debris detection is necessary for effective fault diagnosis, life prediction, and prevention of catastrophic failures. This paper presents a new in-line debris sensor for hydraulic systems based on dual excitation sources. The proposed sensor makes magnetic lines more concentrated while at the same time improving magnetic field uniformity. As a result the sensor has higher sensitivity and improved precision. This paper develops the sensor model, discusses sensor structural features, and introduces a measurement method for debris size identification. Finally, experimental verification is presented indicating that that the sensor can effectively detect 81??m (cube) or larger particles in 12?mm outside diameter (OD) organic glass pipe.

  10. Astrophysics Source Code Library Enhancements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hanisch, R. J.; Allen, A.; Berriman, G. B.; DuPrie, K.; Mink, J.; Nemiroff, R. J.; Schmidt, J.; Shamir, L.; Shortridge, K.; Taylor, M.; Teuben, P. J.; Wallin, J.

    2015-09-01

    The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL)1 is a free online registry of codes used in astronomy research; it currently contains over 900 codes and is indexed by ADS. The ASCL has recently moved a new infrastructure into production. The new site provides a true database for the code entries and integrates the WordPress news and information pages and the discussion forum into one site. Previous capabilities are retained and permalinks to ascl.net continue to work. This improvement offers more functionality and flexibility than the previous site, is easier to maintain, and offers new possibilities for collaboration. This paper covers these recent changes to the ASCL.

  11. 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).

  12. Navigation Links Biology News

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    Navigation Links Biology News Medicine News Biology Products Medicine Products Biology Definition Medicine Definition Biology Technology Medicine Technology Biology Dictionary Medicine Dictionary Biology Navigation Medical Navigation MHOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS Single-cell transfection tool enables added control

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

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    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

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

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    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).

  15. From Reader to Writer: Citizen Journalism as News Produsage

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    Bruns, Axel

    Today, participatory or citizen journalism - journalism which enables readers to become writers - exists online and offline in a variety of forms and formats, operates under a number of editorial schemes, and focuses on a wide range of topics from the specialist to the generic and the micro-local to the global. Key models in this phenomenon include veteran sites Slashdot and Indymedia, as well as news-related weblogs; more recent additions into the mix have been the South Korean OhmyNews, which in 2003 was “the most influential online news site in that country, attracting an estimated 2 million readers a day” (Gillmor, 2003a, p. 7), with its new Japanese and international offshoots, as well as the Wikipedia with its highly up-to-date news and current events section and its more recent offshoot Wikinews, and even citizen-produced video news as it is found in sites such as YouTube and Current.tv.

  16. 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
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  17. Sources of information influencing decision-making in orthopaedic surgery - an international online survey of 1147 orthopaedic surgeons

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    2013-01-01

    Background Manufacturers of implants and materials in the field of orthopaedics use significant amounts of funding to produce informational material to influence the decision-making process of orthopaedic surgeons with regards to choice between novel implants and techniques. It remains unclear how far orthopaedic surgeons are really influenced by the materials supplied by companies or whether other, evidence-based publications have a higher impact on their decision-making. The objective was to evaluate the subjective usefulness and usage of different sources of information upon which orthopaedic surgeons base their decisions when acquiring new implants or techniques. Methods We undertook an online survey of 1174 orthopaedic surgeons worldwide (of whom n?=?305 were head of their department). The questionnaire included 34 items. Sequences were randomized to reduce possible bias. Questions were closed or semi-open with single or multiple answers. The usage and relevance of different sources of information when learning about and selecting orthopaedic treatments were evaluated. Orthopaedic surgeons and trainees were targeted, and were only allowed to respond once over a period of two weeks. Baseline information included country of workplace, level of experience and orthopaedic subspecialisation. The results were statistically evaluated. Results Independent scientific proof had the highest influence on decisions for treatment while OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) driven activities like newsletters, white papers or workshops had the least impact. Comparison of answers from the three best-represented countries in this study (Germany, UK and USA) showed some significant differences: Scientific literature and congresses are significantly more important in the US than in the UK or Germany, although they are very important in all countries. Conclusions Independent and peer-reviewed sources of information are preferred by surgeons when choosing between methods and implants. Manufacturers of medical devices in orthopaedics employ a considerable workforce to inform or influence hospital managers and leading doctors with marketing activities. Our results indicate that it might be far more effective to channel at least some of these funds into peer-reviewed research projects, thereby assuring significantly higher acceptance of the related products. PMID:23496954

  18. Breaking News & Analysis on Food Ingredients SEARCH Search TipsNews & Analysis NEWS & ANALYSIS

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    Suslick, Kenneth S.

    Breaking News & Analysis on Food Ingredients SEARCH Search TipsNews & Analysis NEWS & ANALYSIS Select ... KEYWORDS ALERTS Personalised news alerts by e-mail FOODS INTELLIGENCE Unrivalled market ... RELATED SITES - - Choose site - - NEWS & ANALYSIS SCIENCE & NUTRITION Homepage > Science & Nutrition

  19. They Came, They Liked, They Commented: Social Influence on Facebook News Channels.

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    Winter, Stephan; Brückner, Caroline; Krämer, Nicole C

    2015-08-01

    Due to the increasing importance of social networking sites as sources of information, news media organizations have set up Facebook channels in which they publish news stories or links to articles. This research investigated how journalistic texts are perceived in this new context and how reactions of other users change the influence of the main articles. In an online experiment (N=197), a Facebook posting of a reputable news site and the corresponding article were shown. The type of user comments and the number of likes were systematically varied. Negative comments diminished the persuasive influence of the article, while there were no strengthening effects of positive comments. When readers perceived the topic as personally relevant, comments including relevant arguments were more influential than comments with subjective opinions, which can be explained by higher levels of elaboration. However, against expectations of bandwagon perceptions, a high number of likes did not lead to conformity effects, which suggests that exemplifying comments are more influential than statistical user representations. Results are discussed with regard to effects of news media content and the mechanisms of social influence in Web 2.0. PMID:26252927

  20. 3/4/2014 Micro windmills maysoon recharge your mobile phone -Yahoo News Singapore http://sg.news.yahoo.com/micro-windmills-may-soon-recharge-mobile-phone-091158453.html 1/1

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    3/4/2014 Micro windmills maysoon recharge your mobile phone - Yahoo News Singapore http://sg.news.yahoo.com/micro-windmills-may-soon-recharge-mobile-phone-091158453.html 1/1 Micro windmills may soon recharge your mobile phone GMA News Online ­ Mon, Jan 13, 2014 Taking a cue from the Dutch, researchers are using windmills to generate power for modern devices

  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. News Releases Media Resources

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    . In this seminar students evaluate bio-inspired methods for synthesizing new materials and explore the possibility News 6Other News Events Calendar Solutions for Our Future Top Stories Campus Announcements People Science & Technology News Archive Weekly Bulletin Search the News #12;

  3. News & Announcements

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  4. 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…

  5. The Evolution of Costly Traits http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=17700 1 of 3 28/1/07 21:26

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    Reece, Sarah

    't Kill Your Skin With Bleachers, Warns Doctors Medical Marijuana Not Legal, Say Authorities Diet Holds Health News Comments Click Here for Online Medical Consultation Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene may Protect

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

    2014-05-01

    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.

  9. A guide to reading health care news stories.

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    Schwitzer, Gary

    2014-07-01

    From April 16, 2006, through May 30, 2013, a team of reviewers from HealthNewsReview.org, many of whom were physicians, evaluated the reporting by US news organizations on new medical treatments, tests, products, and procedures. After reviewing 1889 stories (approximately 43% newspaper articles, 30% wire or news services stories, 15% online pieces [including those by broadcast and magazine companies], and 12% network television stories), the reviewers graded most stories unsatisfactory on 5 of 10 review criteria: costs, benefits, harms, quality of the evidence, and comparison of the new approach with alternatives. Drugs, medical devices, and other interventions were usually portrayed positively; potential harms were minimized, and costs were ignored. Our findings can help journalists improve their news stories and help physicians and the public better understand the strengths and weaknesses of news media coverage of medical and health topics. PMID:24796314

  10. News from Online: A Spectrum of Color

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    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1999-06-01

    Thomas Chasteen's site ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html) shows how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator. This graphic comes from his monochromator animation ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). Science Media's site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) includes spectroscopy tutorials by Brian Tissue. This graphic can be found at http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/light/graphics/em-rad.gif (©1998 B. M. Tissue, www.scimedia.com). All the colors in the rainbow! Now that is a good place to start. Go to About Rainbows ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/rnbw.html), a tutorial from astronomer Beverly Lynds, working with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The tutorial begins with a historical perspective, complete with a sketch by René Descartes in 1637. The bibliography makes this tutorial a good starting point for color exploration. About Rainbows brings you questions to explorefor example, "What happens when you look at a rainbow through dark glasses?" Try the links to these other sites. Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/Skymath.html) is especially for the middle school student. Reproducible masters of these teaching modules can be printed in English and Spanish. From Project SkyMath, you can go to Blue-Skies, a user-friendly graphical interface from The Weather Underground at the University of Michigan ( http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/BS.html). And speaking of blue skies, look at a great site, Why is the Sky Blue at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/sky/sky.shtml. This is a super site from the Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Arizona State University. If you go to Patterns in Nature: Light and Optics at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/activities.shtml, plan to spend some time, for it is wonderful. Another link from the About Rainbows tutorial goes to an experiment that is suitable for older students, Circles of Light--The Mathematics of Rainbows at http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/. Frederick J. Wicklin and Paul Edelman of the University of Minnesota note that this comprehensive lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke. Go back to About Rainbows to link to a Java applet, allowing you to change the incident angle and color of light striking a water droplet. This great teaching device is from Fu-Kwun Hwang of the National Taiwan Normal University at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava /Rainbow/rainbow.html. And while you are here in this site (choose English or Chinese), look at the more than 30 Java applets created by F.-K. Hwang at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/index.html. The interactive applet on Shadow/Image and Color is great fun, (http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/shadow /shadow.html). From mixing colors, we can go to Thomas Chasteen's fine work at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html for an animation (and movie also) of how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). This colorful graphic, showing incoming parallel white light, is clipped from that monochromator animation. While you are here at this site at Sam Houston State University, look at the other great animations and movies, including a movie showing solution-phase chemiluminescence at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/chemilumdir/movie.html. So now that we have explored the breaking down of light into its component colors, we need to also look at another process--polarizing light. Let's go to Science Media's comprehensive site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) to examine polarized light ( http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/spec/molec/polarim.htm). Of course, most

  11. A gas-jet transport and catcher technique for on-line production of radioactive ion beams using an electron cyclotron resonance ion-source

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    Naik, V.; Chakrabarti, A.; Bhattacharjee, M.; Karmakar, P.; Bandyopadhyay, A.; Dechoudhury, S.; Mondal, M.; Pandey, H. K.; Lavanyakumar, D.; Mandi, T. K.; Dutta, D. P.; Kundu Roy, T.; Bhowmick, D.; Sanyal, D.; Srivastava, S. C. L.; Ray, A.; Ali, Md. S.; Bhattacharjee, S.

    2013-03-15

    Radioactive ion beams (RIB) have been produced on-line, using a gas-jet recoil transport coupled Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) ion-source at the VECC-RIB facility. Radioactive atoms/molecules carried through the gas-jet were stopped in a catcher placed inside the ECR plasma chamber. A skimmer has been used to remove bulk of the carrier gas at the ECR entrance. The diffusion of atoms/molecules through the catcher has been verified off-line using stable isotopes and on-line through transmission of radioactive reaction products. Beams of {sup 14}O (71 s), {sup 42}K (12.4 h), {sup 43}K (22.2 h), and {sup 41}Ar (1.8 h) have been produced by bombarding nitrogen and argon gas targets with proton and alpha particle beams from the K130 cyclotron at VECC. Typical measured intensity of RIB at the separator focal plane is found to be a few times 10{sup 3} particles per second (pps). About 3.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 3} pps of 1.4 MeV {sup 14}O RIB has been measured after acceleration through a radiofrequency quadrupole linac. The details of the gas-jet coupled ECR ion-source and RIB production experiments are presented along with the plans for the future.

  12. Simultaneous indoor and outdoor on-line hourly monitoring of atmospheric volatile organic compounds in an urban building. The role of inside and outside sources.

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    de Blas, Maite; Navazo, Marino; Alonso, Lucio; Durana, Nieves; Gomez, Maria Carmen; Iza, Jon

    2012-06-01

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a very important issue in recent years. As in developed countries people spend more than 90% of their time indoors, besides outdoor pollution assessment, the indoor one is also required. IAQ is not only affected by indoor sources linked to indoor activities, outdoor sources such as road or street traffic and industrial and commercial activities have their role too. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) frequently show higher indoor mixing ratios with respect to the outdoor ones, and monitoring is required to report their indoor mixing ratios. Many studies have reported average indoor VOCs' mixing ratios in different environments, but their temporal variability has not been well documented. The main objective of this work was to simultaneously measure VOCs' indoor and outdoor mixing ratios with high time-resolution in order to assess the effect of sources inside and outside the building upon indoor mixing ratios of individual VOCs. Simultaneous hourly, continuous, and on-line measurements of C(2)-C(11) VOCs were performed inside and outside the School of Engineering of Bilbao (ETSI) building, located in the city center of Bilbao, an urban area in Northern Spain. The analysis of simultaneous data allowed the classification of VOCs based on their main sources. Some VOCs were mainly emitted by indoor sources (1-pentene, 2-methylpentane, n-hexane, methylcyclopentane, benzene, 1-heptene+2,2,4-trimethylbenzene, and tetrachloroethylene) or by outdoor sources (n-heptane, C(8) alkanes except trimethylpentanes and C(9) aromatics). Other VOCs, such as toluene, were emitted by both indoor and outdoor sources. The isoprene indoor pattern indicated that its main indoor source could be the air exhaled by people occupying the building. Some halocarbons, such as trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and carbon tetrachloride may be generated from the use inside the building of chlorine bleach containing products. PMID:22542255

  13. 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: USA, 2009–2011

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    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 US 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 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a two-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

  14. Figuring Out Health News

    MedlinePLUS

    ... additional information about a news report on the Internet. Put keywords from the news report into a search engine and see what comes up. The results will give you lots of different perspectives — particularly if the issue is big news — so you're not relying ...

  15. Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with

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    Zhang, Junshan

    Optimal Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 4.1.2 Our Proposed Online Algorithm CHASEOnline Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co entitled: Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co

  16. Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-Up, Study Finds

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    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_154881.html Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds But sometimes ... over in-person care by a majority of patients who have routine, uncomplicated surgery, a new study ...

  17. Telecommunications in Education (T.I.E.) News. 1996-1997.

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    Owen, Trevor, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    This document consists of one volume year (four quarterly issues) of the journal "Telecommunications in Education News." Each issue contains a call for articles and three regular columns: "Editor's Message" (Trevor Owen), "President's Message" (Chuck Lynd), and "NewsBits" (Gleason Sackman, Ed.). Article topics include: online activity plan contest…

  18. Digital pitchforks and virtual torches: Fan responses to the Mass Effect news debacle

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    Dutton, N.

    In early 2008, what started as a small report in an online conservative outlet on the Xbox 360 videogame Mass Effect was picked up by a number of news outlets and blogs. In particular, Fox News’s ‘Live Desk with Martha ...

  19. 1/12/14 Windmills could power your smartphone in the future --micro-windmills, of course | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTech dottech.org/143628/windmills-could-power-your-smartphone-in-the-future-micro-windmills-of-course/?utm_source=rss&utm_mediu

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    1/12/14 Windmills could power your smartphone in the future -- micro-windmills, of course | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTech dottech.org/143628/windmills-could-power-your-smartphone-in-the-future-micro-windmills-of-course/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wind... 1/4 Search here.. Welcome

  20. Measuring the Interestingness of News Articles

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    Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J

    2007-09-24

    An explosive growth of online news has taken place. Users are inundated with thousands of news articles, only some of which are interesting. A system to filter out uninteresting articles would aid users that need to read and analyze many articles daily, such as financial analysts and government officials. The most obvious approach for reducing the amount of information overload is to learn keywords of interest for a user (Carreira et al., 2004). Although filtering articles based on keywords removes many irrelevant articles, there are still many uninteresting articles that are highly relevant to keyword searches. A relevant article may not be interesting for various reasons, such as the article's age or if it discusses an event that the user has already read about in other articles. Although it has been shown that collaborative filtering can aid in personalized recommendation systems (Wang et al., 2006), a large number of users is needed. In a limited user environment, such as a small group of analysts monitoring news events, collaborative filtering would be ineffective. The definition of what makes an article interesting--or its 'interestingness'--varies from user to user and is continually evolving, calling for adaptable user personalization. Furthermore, due to the nature of news, most articles are uninteresting since many are similar or report events outside the scope of an individual's concerns. There has been much work in news recommendation systems, but none have yet addressed the question of what makes an article interesting.

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

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    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. VizieR Online Data Catalog: 93.2GHz observations of 9C sources (Davies+, 2013)

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    Davies, M. L.; Stefan, I. I.; Bolton, R. C.; Carpenter, J. M.; Franzen, T. M. O.; Grainge, K. J. B.; Green, D. A.; Hobson, M. P.; Hurley-Walker, N.; Lasenby, A. N.; Olamaie, M.; Perrott, Y. C.; Pooley, G. G.; Riley, J. M.; Rodriguez-Gonzalvez, C.; Saunders, R. D. E.; Scaife, A. M. M.; Schammel, M. P.; Scott, P. F.; Shimwell, T. W.; Titterington, D. J.; Waldram, E. M.; Whittam, I. H.

    2013-11-01

    In this paper, results are presented from 93.2-GHz observations of 80 9C sources from the samples of Bolton et al. 2004, Cat. J/MNRAS/354/485. The six 10.4-m diameter and nine 6.1-m diameter CARMA (Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy) antennas were used to make 93.2-GHz observations of the sources in the 00h field in nine days between 2008 August 18 and 2008 October 4, and of the sources in the 15h field in nine days between 2009 June 14 and 2009 June 30. The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager Large Array (AMI LA) was used to carry out observations at 15.7GHz of the 00h-field sources between 2008 August 21 and 2008 August 24 and the 15h-field sources between 2009 June 16 and 2009 June 20. (1 data file).

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

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    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…

  4. Problem Areas in Science News Reporting, Writing, and Editing.

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    Ryan, Michael; Tankard, James W., Jr.

    Several potential "problem areas" in the science news coverage process were identified through analysis of comments written by 193 scientists who were asked to assess the accuracy of science news stories in which they were cited as the major source. The analysis led to a number of recommendations for improving the objective reporting of science…

  5. VizieR Online Data Catalog: 10C survey of radio sources at 15.7GHz (Davies+, 2011)

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    Davies, M. L.; Franzen, T. M. O.; Waldram, E. M.; Grainge, K. J. B.; Hobson, M. P.; Hurley-Walker, N.; Lasenby, A.; Olamaie, M.; Pooley, G. G.; Riley, J. M.; Rodriguez-Gonzalvez, C.; Saunders, R. D. E.; Scaife, A. M. M.; Schammel, M. P.; Scott, P. F.; Shimwell, T. W.; Titterington, D. J.; Zwart, J. T. L.

    2013-05-01

    The 10C survey of radio sources is being made with the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI) Large Array at 15.7GHz and a resolution of approximately 30-arcsec. The regions surveyed correspond to the fields chosen for the CMB observations of the AMI Small Array. The survey fields cover an area of ~27deg2 complete to ~1.0mJy. Results for some deeper areas, covering ~12deg2, wholly contained within the total areas and complete to 0.5mJy are also included. The source catalogue contains a total of 1897 sources. (4 data files).

  6. Upgrade of the resonance ionization laser ion source at ISOLDE on-line isotope separation facility: New lasers and new ion beamsa)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

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

    PubMed

    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

  8. 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,

  9. On Making and Identifying a "Copy"; Building Safety Systems with Dynamic Disseminations of Multimedia Digital Objects; MOAC - A Report on Integrating Museum and Archive Access in the Online Archive of California; DSpace: An Open Source Dynamic Digital Repository; iVia Open Source Virtual Library System.

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    Paskin, Norman; Canos, Jose H.; Jaen, Javier; Lorente, Juan C.; Perez, Jennifer; Rinehart, Richard; Smith, MacKenzie; Barton, Mary; Branschofsky, Margaret; McClellan, Greg; Walker, Julie Harford; Mass, Mick; Stuve, Dave; Tansley, Robert; Mitchell, Steve; Mooney, Margaret; Paynter, Gordon W.; Mason, Julie; Ruscheinski, Johannes; Kedzierski, Artur; Humphreys, Keith

    2003-01-01

    Includes five articles that discuss copies in terms of metadata and digital rights management; safety oriented systems, a new type of decision support systems; MOAC (Museums and the Online Archive of California); DSpace, an open source digital repository; and iVia, an open source Internet subject portal or virtual library system. (LRW)

  10. upbeatUniversity of Portland community news RISE Campaign

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    Nagurney, Anna

    is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at httpupbeatUniversity of Portland community news RISE Campaign $150,000 Lund GiftTo RISE The University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $150,000 from longtime UP supporters Allen and Kathleen Lund

  11. Portrayals of People with Cerebral Palsy in Homicide News

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    Lucardie, Richard; Sobsey, Dick

    2005-01-01

    Through content analysis, employing qualitative and quantitative methods, Canadian media representation of people with cerebral palsy (PWCP) in public life was examined. Canadian NewsDisc, an online biographic database service, was used to examine the use of stigmatizing language such as afflicted by, afflicted with, suffered from, suffers from,…

  12. ON-LINE BIOMEDICAL DATABASES–THE BEST SOURCE FOR QUICK SEARCH OF THE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN THE BIOMEDICINE

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    Masic, Izet; Milinovic, Katarina

    2012-01-01

    Most of medical journals now has it’s electronic version, available over public networks. Although there are parallel printed and electronic versions, and one other form need not to be simultaneously published. Electronic version of a journal can be published a few weeks before the printed form and must not has identical content. Electronic form of a journals may have an extension that does not contain a printed form, such as animation, 3D display, etc., or may have available fulltext, mostly in PDF or XML format, or just the contents or a summary. Access to a full text is usually not free and can be achieved only if the institution (library or host) enters into an agreement on access. Many medical journals, however, provide free access for some articles, or after a certain time (after 6 months or a year) to complete content. The search for such journals provide the network archive as High Wire Press, Free Medical Journals.com. It is necessary to allocate PubMed and PubMed Central, the first public digital archives unlimited collect journals of available medical literature, which operates in the system of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda (USA). There are so called on- line medical journals published only in electronic form. It could be searched over on-line databases. In this paper authors shortly described about 30 data bases and short instructions how to make access and search the published papers in indexed medical journals. PMID:23322957

  13. Open-Source, Platform-Independent Library and Online Scripting Environment for Accessing Thermo Scientific RAW Files.

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    Kelchtermans, Pieter; Silva, Ana S C; Argentini, Andrea; Staes, An; Vandenbussche, Jonathan; Laukens, Kris; Valkenborg, Dirk; Martens, Lennart

    2015-11-01

    Mass spectrometers typically output data in proprietary binary formats. While converter suites and standardized XML formats have been developed in response, these conversion steps come with non-negligible computational time and storage space overhead. As a result, simple, everyday data inspection tasks are often beyond the skills of the mass spectrometrist, who is unable to freely access the acquired data. We therefore here describe the unthermo library for convenient, platform-independent access to Thermo Scientific RAW files and the associated online playground to transform small and easily understandable scriptlets into executable programs for end-users. By fostering the provision of code examples and snippet exchange, the interested mass spectrometrist or researcher can use this playground to quickly assemble custom scripts for their particular purpose. In this way, the data in these RAW files can be mined much more readily and directly by the user, and fast, automated raw data extraction or analysis can finally become part of the daily routine of the mass spectrometrist. PMID:26477298

  14. Latent source models for nonparametric inference

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    Chen, George H

    2015-01-01

    Nearest-neighbor inference methods have been widely and successfully used in numerous applications such as forecasting which news topics will go viral, recommending products to people in online stores, and delineating ...

  15. Online Advertising

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    Goldfarb, Avi

    This chapter explores what makes online advertising different from traditional advertising channels. We argue that online advertising differs from traditional advertising channels in two important ways: measurability and ...

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

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    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

  17. 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).

  18. VizieR Online Data Catalog: XMM serendipitous survey AXIS X-ray source counts (Carrera+, 2007)

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    Carrera, F. J.; Ebrer, J.; Mateos, S.; Ceballos, M. T.; Corral, A.; Barcons, X.; Page, M. J.; Rosen, S. R.; Watson, M. G.; Tedds, J. A.; Della Ceca, R.; Maccacaro, T.; Brunner, H.; Freyberg, M.; Lamer, G.; Bauer, F. E.; Ueda, Y.

    2007-04-01

    We include here the basic data for the 36 XMM-Newton fields and the 2560 X-ray sources in that paper: - XMM-Newton pn count-rates in four bands (band 2 0.5-2keV, band 3 2-4.5keV, band 4 4.5-7.5keV, band 5 7.5-12keV) - spectral photon indices in the 0.5-4.5keV band, in the 2-10keV band and in the 0.5-10keV band - fluxes in the soft (0.5-2keV), hard (2-10keV), XID (0.5-4.5keV), ultra-hard (4.5-7.5keV) and "total" (0.5-10keV) bands - flags to describe to which of the samples discussed in that paper (soft, hard, XID or ultra-hard) each source belongs to There is no spectral or flux information on the sources not belonging to any of the samples, the count-rates are given for completeness (2 data files).

  19. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Revised source list for the Rees 38-MHz survey (Hales+ 1995)

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    Hales, S. E. G.; Waldram, E. M.; Rees, N.; Warner, P. J.

    1994-11-01

    We present a revised machine-readable source list for the Rees 38-MHz (or '8C') survey with improved positions and no redundancy. The Rees 38-MHz survey covers an area of about 1 sr north of declination +60 degrees. The angular resolution is 4.5 x 4.5cosec(Dec) arcmin**2 and the limiting flux density over much of the survey area is about 1 Jy. Both of these figures are an improvement by nearly an order of magnitude on previous surveys at this frequency. Users of these data should consult and cite the original survey paper by Rees as primary reference (1990MNRAS.244..233R) with the present publication (1995MNRAS.274..447H) as a supplementary revision. The recommended style of reference is thus : "The revised Rees 38-MHz survey (Rees 1990, catalogue revised Hales et. al 1995)." Note that for interest the source list includes data on some sources at declinations lower than +60 degrees, but that the right ascension coverage is not complete below +60 degrees. (1 data file).

  20. Connectionist Speech Recognition of Broadcast News 

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    Robinson, A J; Cook, Gary; Ellis, Dan; Fosler-Lussier, Eric; Renals, Steve; Williams, D A G

    based on the modulation-filtered spectrogram (MSG), and methods for combining multiple information sources. We have incorporated all of these techniques into a system for the transcription of Broadcast News, and we present results on the 1998 DARPA Hub-4...

  1. The Best of Chem 13 News

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    Thorsen, Kathy

    1999-07-01

    This column is designed to give JCE readers a few highlights from Chem 13 News, a monthly publication for chemistry educators from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and provides annotations describing a particular activity or a variety of sources from which new and creative ideas can be extracted.

  2. Financial News Analysis for Intelligent Portfolio Management

    E-print Network

    Financial News Analysis for Intelligent Portfolio Management Young-Woo Seo Joseph Giampapa Katia and evaluating information sources, financial portfolio management has to date carried out by investment firms financial performance that humans must effectively attend to and manage in order to make decisions

  3. With News Search Engines

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    Gunn, Holly

    2005-01-01

    Although there are many news search engines on the Web, finding the news items one wants can be challenging. Choosing appropriate search terms is one of the biggest challenges. Unless one has seen the article that one is seeking, it is often difficult to select words that were used in the headline or text of the article. The limited archives of…

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  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. VizieR Online Data Catalog: X-ray sources in the AKARI NEP deep field (Krumpe+, 2015)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Krumpe, M.; Miyaji, T.; Brunner, H.; Hanami, H.; Ishigaki, T.; Takagi, T.; Markowitz, A. G.; Goto, T.; Malkan, M. A.; Matsuhara, H.; Pearson, C.; Ueda, Y.; Wada, T.

    2015-03-01

    The fits image labelled SepMa* gives for each position the flux that would have caused a detection of a source at each position in the survey. This flux depends on the maximum likelihood threshold chosen in the source detection run, the point spread function, and the background level at the chosen position. We create sensitivity maps in different energy bands (0.5-2, 0.5-7, 2-4, 2-7, and 4-7keV) by searching for the flux to reject the null-hypothesis that the flux at a given position is only caused by a background fluctuation. In a chosen energy band, we determine for each position in the survey the flux required to obtain a certain Poisson probability above the background counts. Since ML=-ln(P), we know from our ML=12 threshold the probability we are aiming for. In practice, we search for a value of -ln P_total that falls within Delta ML=+/-0.2 of our targeted ML threshold. This tolerance range corresponds to having one spurious source more or less in the whole survey. Note, that outside the deep Subaru/Suprime-Cam imaging the sensitivity maps should be used with caution since we assume for their generation a ML=12 over the whole area covered by Chandra. More details on the procedure of producing the sensitivity maps, including the PSF-summed background map and PSF-weighted averaged exposure maps are given in the paper, section 5.3. The fits images labelled u90* contains for each pixel position the upper 90 per cent confidence flux limit. We take a Bayesian approach following Kraft, Burrows & Nousek, 1991ApJ...374..344K. Consequently, we obtain the upper 90~per cent confidence flux limit by searching for the flux such that given the observed counts the Bayesian probability of having this flux or larger is 10~per cent. More details on the procedure of producing the upper 90 per cent flux limit maps are given in the paper, section 5.4. (6 data files).

  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

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    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. [Analysis on Emission Inventory and Temporal-Spatial Characteristics of Pollutants from Key Coal-Fired Stationary Sources in Jiangsu Province by On-Line Monitoring Data].

    PubMed

    Zhang, Ying-jie; Kong, Shao-fei; Tang, Li-li; Zhao, Tian-liang; Han, Yong-xiang; Yu, Hong-xia

    2015-08-01

    Emission inventory of air pollutants is the key to understand the spatial and temporal distribution of atmospheric pollutants and to accurately simulate the ambient air quality. The currently established emission inventories are still limited on spatial and temporal resolution which greatly influences the numerical prediction accuracy of air quality. With coal-fired stationary sources considered, this study analyzed the total emissions and monthly variation of main pollutants from them in 2012 as the basic year, by collecting the on-line monitoring data for power plants and atmospheric verifiable accounting tables of Jiangsu Province. Emission factors in documents are summarized and adopted. Results indicated that the emission amounts of SO2, NOx, TSP, PM10, PM2.5, CO, EC, OC, NMVOC and NH3 were 106.0, 278.3, 40.9, 32.7, 21.7, 582.0, 3.6, 2.5, 17.3 and 2.2 kt, respectively. They presented monthly variation with high emission amounts in February, March, July, August and December and low emissions in September and October. The reason may be that more coal are consumed which leads to the increase of pollutants emitted, to satisfy the needs, of heat and electricity power supply in cold and hot periods. Local emission factors are needed for emission inventory studies and the monthly variation should be considered when emission inventories are used in air quality simulation. PMID:26592003

  10. 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 ...

  11. Water Power Program News

    SciTech Connect

    2012-01-19

    News stories about conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Wind and Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.

  12. News & Events Event Calendar

    E-print Network

    Papalambros, Panos

    News & Events Event Calendar ARC Annual Conference Research Seminars Press Room Event Archives ARC dummies are used routinely to evaluate the safety of vehicles and the performance of restraint systems

  13. National Cancer Institute News

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    ... Cancer Training Diversity Training Programs Other Fellowships and Internships Program Contacts About Center for Cancer Training (CCT) ... Cancer Training (Extramural) Diversity Training Programs Other Fellowships & Internships Training Program Contacts News & Events Press Releases Resources ...

  14. News and Announcements

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    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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. A qualitative study of the coverage of influenza vaccination on Dutch news sites and social media websites

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Information about influenza and the effectiveness of vaccination against influenza is largely available on the Internet, and may influence individual decision making about participation in future influenza vaccination rounds. E-health information has often been found to be inaccurate, or even to contradict Health Authority recommendations, especially when it concerns controversial topics. Methods By means of an online media monitoring programme, Dutch news sites and social media websites were scanned for the Dutch counterparts of the terms influenza, vaccination, vaccine and epidemic during February, March and April 2012. Data were processed with QSR NVivo 8.0 and analysed using a general inductive approach. Results Three overarching themes were found in both media sources: (1) the (upcoming) influenza epidemic, (2) general information regarding the virus, its prevention and treatment, and (3) uncertainty and mistrust regarding influenza vaccination. Social media tended to report earlier on developments such as the occurrence of an influenza epidemic. The greatest difference was that in social media, influenza was not considered to be a serious disease, and more opposition to the flu shot was expressed in social media, as compared to news media. Conclusions News media and social media discussed the same topics regarding influenza, but differed in message tone. Whereas news media reports tended to be more objective and non-judgmental, social media more critically evaluated the harmfulness of influenza and the necessity of the flu shot. Media may influence decision making and behaviours of Internet users and may thereby influence the success of vaccination campaigns and recommendations made by health authorities. Social media may be more of a problem in this sense, since it is neither controlled nor censored. Future research should investigate the actual impact of Internet media on the influenza decision making process of its users. PMID:23738769

  18. Exposure to Political Diversity Online

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    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…

  19. EE Times Home > News and Analysis News & Analysis

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    Danon, Yaron

    EE Times Home > News and Analysis News & Analysis Page 1 of 2RPI claims battery-fueled, room-temp fusion 3/21/2011http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4058654/RPI-claims-battery Times Asia EE Times-China EE Times-India EE Times Europe EE Times Japan EE Times Korea EE Times Taiwan

  20. Science News of the Year.

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    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)

  1. Science News of the Year.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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    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.

  3. Science News of the Year

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    Science News, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Presented is a review of important science news stories reported in Science News during 1976. Most items include a volume and page number reference to the issue of Science News in which the article appeared. Items are grouped under general major headings such as: space, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, etc. (SL)

  4. 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

  5. Television News and Political Socialization.

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    Atkin, Charles K.; Gantz, Walter

    1978-01-01

    Elementary school children frequently watch child-oriented news segments on Saturday morning television, and they occasionally view network newscasts. News viewing is mildly associated with political knowledge and public affairs interest for older children, but younger viewers learn little. Parent/child discussions of news are also related to…

  6. 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…

  7. Blended news delivery in healthcare: a framework for injecting good news into bad news conversations.

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    Legg, Angela M; Sweeny, Kate

    2015-12-01

    Clinicians often inject good news into bad news delivery, and they do so for a variety of reasons. We present a framework that draws from research in the fields of health and social psychology to shed light on situations in which clinicians add superfluous good news into bad news conversations in an effort to ease the conversation or mitigate patients' distress, a broad strategy we refer to as blended news delivery. Our framework includes predictors of clinicians' use of blended news delivery, characteristics of blended news and outcomes of this strategy for both patients and clinicians. This framework addresses a common aspect of health communication and can direct future research on ideal strategies for and likely consequences of blended news delivery and communication more broadly. PMID:26081524

  8. NEWS & VIEWS attoSECond PHYSiCS

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    Loss, Daniel

    NEWS & VIEWS attoSECond PHYSiCS Ultrafast goes ultralong John W. g. tisch is in the Physics of compact, short-wavelength sources and the generation of attosecond light pulses. Physicists use for the development of attosecond light sources. Figure 1 two views of ionization in an intense laser field. the main

  9. 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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    Poverty?... 1/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124002&org=NSF&from=news NSF Web Site News News News Science Foundation (NSF) News - Can Nature's Beauty Lift Citizens From Poverty?... 2/3www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp

  10. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Speciation...............................................................

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    Rieseberg, Loren

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heredity (2006) 97, 2­3. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800840; published online 17 May 2006 T he longest running

  11. 05/22/2006 12:33 PMnews @ nature.com -Chaos could keep fusion under control -A leaky magnetic bottle may prove key to making a reactor. Page 1 of 3http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060522/full/060522-2.html

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    Future computing Antibiotics Stem cells Bird flu Stories by subject NEWS CHANNELS My news Biotechnology Careers Drug discovery Earth and environment Medical Research Physical Sciences NEWS Published online: 22 that contain the hot, electrically charged atoms of a fusion reaction, researchers have shown that they can

  12. Delivering bad news to patients

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    Gentry, Lonnie; Cox, Thomas R.

    2016-01-01

    When physicians lack proper training, breaking bad news can lead to negative consequences for patients, families, and physicians. A questionnaire was used to determine whether a didactic program on delivering bad news was needed at our institution. Results revealed that 91% of respondents perceived delivering bad news as a very important skill, but only 40% felt they had the training to effectively deliver such news. We provide a brief review of different approaches to delivering bad news and advocate for training physicians in a comprehensive, structured model. PMID:26722188

  13. PNRS: personalized news retrieval system

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    Dimitrova, Nevenka; Elenbaas, Herman; McGee, Thomas

    1999-08-01

    Personal News Retrieval System is a client-server application that delivers news segments on demand in a variety of information networks. At the server side, the news stories are segmented out from the digitized TV broadcast then classified and filtered based on consumers' preferences. At the client side, the user can access the preferred video news through the Web and watch stored video news in preferred order. Browsing preferences can be set based on anchorperson, broadcaster, category, location, top- stories and keywords. This system can be used to set up a news service run by content providers or independent media distribution companies. However, in the news era of enhanced PC/TV appliances, it is foreseeable that the whole system can run in the living room on a personal device. This paper describes the chosen server architecture, limitation of the system and solutions that can be implemented in the future.

  14. SportsBusiness Journal --Sports Business Resources --your sports business news and information source. Learn Home About Us Advertise With Us Marketplace/Classified Calendar Of Events Subscribe/Free Trial College Program My Account

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    Branoff, Theodore J.

    games, and at Marist, a sport marketing class sold out a SportsBusiness Journal -- Sports Business Resources -- your sports business news and information Roundup Marketing/Sponsorship Labor & Agents From The Field Of SBJ In-Depth Opinion True partnership takes

  15. E News: Report highlights

    SciTech Connect

    1995-01-01

    Three technologies are highlighted in this issue: a rooftop ice storage system for small commercial loads; chlorofluorocarbon-free electric chillers and their expected market; and the FlashBake oven, a commercial-sized oven that uses high intensity quartz lamps to cook food quickly. Regular columns on Member News and Work in Progress are included.

  16. Geoff Brumfiel NATURE | NEWS

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    Geoff Brumfiel NATURE | NEWS Laser lab shifts focus to warheads US ignition facility will devote,000 pellets a minute (see Nature 483, 133­134; 2012). But unexpected The NIF's lasers blast a tiny pellet in the pellet. "Nature pushes back: that's my shorthand version of what's going on," Byer says. Nature isn

  17. News and Events | Resources

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    The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP) is routinely involved in events and activities in support of its mission. Here you will find information on recent news, events and links to background information about CDP and its efforts.

  18. NewsWire, 2002.

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    Byrom, Elizabeth, Ed.; Bingham, Margaret, Ed.; Bowman, Gloria, Ed.; Shoemaker, Dan, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document presents the 3 2002 issues of the newsletter "NewsWire," (volume 5). Issue Number One focuses on collaborative Web projects. This issue begins with descriptions of four individual projects: "iEARN"; "Operation RubyThroat"; "Follow the Polar Huskies!"; and "Log in Your Animal Roadkill!" Features that follow include: "Bringing the…

  19. FREE NEWS SERVICES Newsletters

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    Rogers, John A.

    Week IT TRAINING · TrainingWeb ITWEB EVENTS · Events Calendar FEEDBACK · Post your feedback · Send us a news tip Science. He said the large display screens combine the scale and durability of light-emitting diodes that technology and use it in a non-billboard format." Rogers said current technology using inorganic materials

  20. Parent News Offline, 2003.

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    Robertson, Anne S., Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This document is comprised of the two issues in volume 5 of "Parent News Offline," a publication of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN) designed to introduced those without Internet Access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The Spring 2003 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Summer Academic Programs" (Anne…

  1. Using VOA News Items.

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    Xiaoqiong, Hu

    1997-01-01

    The Voice of America English broadcasts have become a very convenient and accessible resource for Chinese students to learn English in China. Discusses one third-year listening course for English majors where VOA news items have been used and have proved very effective in developing students' listening skills. (Author/VWL)

  2. News and Events

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    The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) is routinely involved in events and activities to support biospecimen best practices and harmonization of biospecimen efforts. Here you will find information on recent news, events and links to background information about BBRB and its efforts.

  3. NEWS & VIEWS Glass dynamics

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    Weeks, Eric R.

    NEWS & VIEWS Glass dynamics Diverging views on glass transition Gregory B. mc.mckenna@ttu.edu T he glass transition is one of the most intriguing phenomena in the world of soft condensed matter. Despite decades of study, many aspects of the behaviour of glass-forming liquids remain elusive

  4. Smart Start News, 1999.

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    Harris, Monica, Ed.

    1999-01-01

    Smart Start is a comprehensive public-private initiative to help all North Carolina children enter school healthy and ready to succeed, and provides children from birth to age five access to high-quality and affordable child care, health care, and other critical services. This document comprises the first two issues of "Smart Start News," a…

  5. NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE

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    Pfrender, Michael

    NEWS AND VIEWS PERSPECTIVE Conservation in a cup of water: estimating biodiversity and population- diversity hotspots'; and (iii) for assessing biosecurity risk, `an ounce of prevention equals a pound of biodiversity. Keywords: biodiversity assessment, biosecurity, eDNA, invasive species, natural resource

  6. News Editing. Second Edition.

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    Westley, Bruce H.

    A revision of the first edition of "News Editing," this is a textbook for the newspaper editor. The duties of the editor are detailed, as are those of other newspaper employees. Among the basic editing skills the author includes suggestions for sentence structure, word usage, and vocabulary. Examples are given of editing for objectivity, handling…

  7. NEWS & COMMENT Relatednessandconflictoveroptimal

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    NEWS & COMMENT Relatednessandconflictoveroptimal groupsize Many animals live in groups during all others form semi- permanent breeding colonies. The selec- tive factors promoting group living have been or part of their lives. Some species forage primarily in groups, often on a transient basis, whereas

  8. Source Water Quality Monitoring

    EPA Science Inventory

    Presentation will provide background information on continuous source water monitoring using online toxicity monitors and cover various tools available. Conceptual and practical aspects of source water quality monitoring will be discussed.

  9. Rate and ?13C values of CO2 produced during short-term online incubation experiments indicate two different processes with distinct carbon sources

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    Osuna, R.; Breecker, D. O.; Sharp, Z. D.

    2009-12-01

    The decomposition of organic matter in soils is a fundamental process influencing the carbon cycle. The rate of microbial oxidation of organic matter is known to increase with temperature, suggesting that many soils may turn from sinks to sources of CO2 as global temperature warms. In this study, we introduce a new, online soil incubation technique that can be used to determine the rate and carbon isotope composition (?13C) of CO2 respired during the decomposition of organic matter. Air-dried and sieved soil samples are mechanically mixed and are rewetted and preincubated in capped 50 mL tubes. Aliquots of the soils (2 - 200 mg) taken from the storage tubes are loaded into septum-capped Labco Exetainer® vials which are themselves loaded into a thermostated sample tray maintained at a constant temperature. The vials are then flushed with synthetic CO2-free air and the soils are preincubated again for several days. The incubation experiment begins when the vials are flushed a second time with synthetic air. At the end of the incubation, all of the CO2 that was produced is flushed from the vial, cryofocused in a liquid nitrogen trap and then carried into the source of a mass spectrometer in a He stream. The CO2 from each vial is sampled automatically and directed into the mass spectrometer using a Thermo Electron Gasbench II. The number of moles and the ?13C value of CO2 produced during the incubation are determined from voltages measured by the mass spectrometer. The technique allows for rapid sample analysis and short incubation times (hours to days). Incubation of multiple aliquots of the same soil mixture allows trends to be examined. Several patterns have emerged from incubations carried out to date. An initial pulse of CO2 is emitted from the soils during the first minutes of incubation. This pulse of CO2 is emitted from dry soils (i.e. never rewetted), sterilized soils, and from soils incubated in high purity He instead of synthetic air, indicating that the CO2 is not of biological origin. The pulse of CO2 was not emitted from soils heated above 450°C and the number of moles of CO2 emitted during the pulse does not correlate with the mass of soil incubated. In wet, unsterilized soils apparent respiration rates decrease during the first several hours of incubation after which nearly constant rates are achieved. The ?13C value of CO2 emitted during the initial pulse is not consistent (-5 to -12 ‰) but is substantially higher than the ?13C value of CO2 in vials with wet soil after 20 hours of incubation (~ -20‰). We conclude that the initial pulse results from desorption of CO2 and that the steady increase in CO2 that occurs after several hours of incubation is caused by microbial respiration. A reasonable respiration rate of 0.02 mg CO2-C/g soil/day was calculated for the soil studied. In order to determine accurate ?13C values of respired CO2, incubations of wet soil should continue until the amount of respired CO2 overcomes the initial pulse of CO2. For the soil studied, the ?13C value of the CO2 respired at 25°C was approximately equivalent to the ?13C value of bulk organic matter in the soil.

  10. 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…

  11. False Equivalency: Think Tank References on Education in the News Media

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    Haas, Eric

    2007-01-01

    This study explores the use and presentation of information and research on education by the news media. Using content analysis, this study compares four types of think tanks--contract research, academic, advocacy, and mixed academic and advocacy--and shows how the news media represented each one as a source of research, facts, and figures on…

  12. Experts and the Operational Bias of Television News: The Case of the Persian Gulf War.

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    Steele, Janet E.

    1995-01-01

    Finds that news organizations chose expert sources to interpret the news during the Persian Gulf War according to how well their specialized knowledge conformed with television's "operational bias," or an emphasis on players, policies, and predictions of what will happen next. Argues that these processes undermine the ideals of balance and…

  13. Livestock Market News Services in Texas. 

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    McNeely, John G.; Walther, Wilbert H.

    1955-01-01

    stream_source_info Bull0811.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 73387 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Bull0811.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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 Agricultural Marketing Service 215 Livestock...

  14. Online Learning

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    Perry, Edward H.; Pilati, Michelle L.

    2011-01-01

    Distance education, which began as correspondence courses in the nineteenth century and grew into educational television during the twentieth century, evolved into learning on the Web by the mid-1990s. Accompanying the rise in online learning has been a similar rise in organizations and publications dedicated to serving the needs of online

  15. Online Pricing.

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    Garman, Nancy; And Others

    1990-01-01

    The first of four articles describes the move by the European Space Agency to eliminate connect time charges on its online retrieval system. The remaining articles describe the pricing structure of DIALOG, compare the two pricing schemes, and discuss online pricing from the user's point of view. (CLB)

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

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    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.

  17. Bridging Social Capital in Online Communities: Heterogeneity and Social Tolerance of Online Game Players in Japan

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    Kobayashi, Tetsuro

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the democratic potential of online communities by investigating the influence of network heterogeneity on social tolerance in an online gaming environment. Online game communities are potential sources of bridging social capital because they tend to be relatively heterogeneous. Causal analyses are conducted using structural…

  18. Source selection of agricultural journalists in Texas 

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    Banks, Penelope Jean

    1998-01-01

    Journalists rely on sources in their daily routines, and the sources they choose affect news content over time. Agricultural journalists are no exception. Eleven agricultural journalists in Texas were studied to determine ...

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

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    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.

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    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. ACOUSTICAL STANDARDS NEWS.

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    Blaeser, Susan B; Struck, Christopher J

    2015-11-01

    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 a catalog of Acoustical American National Standards. To receive a copy of the latest Standards catalog, 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 Catalog 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:26627807

  2. Dealing with the news media

    SciTech Connect

    Varenchik, R.

    1994-12-31

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

  3. Neo-Latin News 

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2004-01-01

    ?Wilhelmus Frederici, Johannes Canter, Lambert Vrylinck, Onne van Ewsum, Anton Vrye, Arnold von Bevelen, Alexander Hegius, Johannes Oostendorp, and Rudolf van Langen (5)?Vrye and von Langen appear in Agricola?s correspondence as Aduard?s sodales (9). The idea... to Agricola?s brother Johannes and one probable letter to another brother, Henricus. From all of the letters, both the personality and learning of Agricola emerge. Of particular interest is the 138 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS correspondence between Agricola...

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

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    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…

  5. News and Views The abundance of eland, buffalo, and wild pigs in Middle and Later

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    News and Views The abundance of eland, buffalo, and wild pigs in Middle and Later Stone Age sites Available online 28 September 2010 Keywords: Middle Stone Age Later Stone Age Stone age hunting Introduction Klein (1979, 1994) reported a contrast in ungulate species frequencies between the Middle Stone Age (MSA

  6. Contact: Releasing the news

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    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.

  7. News and Announcements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-05-01

    Supplementary Materials The number of supplementary materials that accompany print articles has grown and also become more varied. The new guidelines for lab experiments call for supplementary materials in most cases, so that the actual materials used in lab can be made available. The From Past Issues column edited by Kathryn Williams and many of the technology columns frequently have supplements for JCE Online. An especially interesting supplement that we would like to call to the attention of readers is a collection of videos from the E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, based on interviews with nuclear chemists who have discovered and studied the heaviest elements. These movies accompany the Viewpoints article, "Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements-One Atom at a Time" by Darleane C. Hoffman and Diana M. Lee. The titles of the movies are listed below; illustrative stills are shown at the bottom of the page. Researchers involved with the segments about Lawrencium include Robert Silva, Torbjorn Sikkeland, Matti Nurmia, Robert Latimer, and Albert Ghiorso, all of whom are from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. (QuickTime 3 is needed in order to view the videos; it can be downloaded free from http://www.apple.com.)

    • A Brief Note about Plutonium, by Glenn Seaborg
    • Plutonium and Why It Was Kept a Secret
    • The Prediction of the Actinide Series, by Glenn Seaborg
    • First Chemical Separation of Lawrencium at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in 1970
    • The HILAC or Heavy-Ion Linear Accelerator
    • Discovery of Lawrencium
    • How To Collect Lawrencium Atoms
    • The Discovery of Element 106-Finally
    • The Naming of Element 106
    • The Limits of Discovering the Heavy Elements
    • What Good Is a Heavy Element?
    To see these videos, view the Supplements of http://JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/1999/Mar/abs331.html. People: Glenn Seaborg Glenn Seaborg, frequent contributor and faithful supporter of this Journal, died February 25, 1999, at his home in Lafayette, California, at the age of 86. At the Fall 1998 ACS Meeting in Boston he suffered a serious fall following a stroke, from which he never recovered. One of his last photographs, taken the previous day at a Journal luncheon, appears on page 1360 of the November 1998 issue. His commentary on his long career in chemistry and education appears on page 1520 of the December 1998 issue. Seaborg was a Nobel laureate, discoverer of elements, scientific advisor to presidents, former chancellor of the University of California, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, chairman of the steering committee of the CHEM Study project, founder of Lawrence Hall of Science, , the list goes on and on. He was at the same time a passionate supporter of education. Seaborg published fourteen articles in the Journal between 1951 and 1998. He was interviewed in 1975 by David Ridgway as part of the Impact series (JCE 1975, 52, 70), and that interview is highly recommended reading (see supplement to this article). He received the 1994 ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education; his award address was published in the ACS Division of Chemical Education's CHED Newsletter, Fall 1995. Memorial articles with details of his life and his scientific contributions have appeared in The New York Times (Saturday, February 27, 1999, page 1) and Chemical & Engineering News (March 8, 1999, page 29). But there is also the spirit of the man, what he believed in, what he tried to do, what he hoped he had accomplished. A sense of that can be gained from the excerpts that are reprinted below, taken first from the Impact interview and then from the award address. Ridgway: On reflection, now, out of your many contributions to chemistry, is there one that you feel has had more of an impact than others? Seaborg: The discovery of plutonium would answer that question. The impact th

  8. Home / News / Ten Faculty Chosen As Willett Scholars CURRENT NEWS

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    Kim, Harrison

    Home / News / Ten Faculty Chosen As Willett Scholars CURRENT NEWS NEWSLETTER SOCIAL MEDIA as Willett Scholars 3/4/2015 The College of Engineering has announced that ten faculty members have been named Donald Biggar Willett Scholars for 2015: Daniel Bodony (AE), Yann Chemla (Physics), Deming Chen

  9. Chemical News Via Audio Tapes: Chemical Industry News

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    Hanford, W. E.; And Others

    1972-01-01

    Tape coverage of internal R&D news now has a broader scope with improved features. A new tape series covering external news of broad interest has been initiated. The use of tape in a Continuing Education Program is discussed as the future plans for expanding the audio tape program. (1 reference) (Author)

  10. Identification of Live News Events using Twitter Alan Jackoway

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    Samet, Hanan

    about current and future events and helps in the identification of reliable users. Categories a massive source of information on current events, it is an incredibly noisy medium, so au- tomaticallyIdentification of Live News Events using Twitter Alan Jackoway University of Maryland jackoway

  11. The George Wallace Shooting: News Diffusion and the Sleeper Effect.

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    Steinfatt, Thomas M.; And Others

    Previous studies conclude that the assassination attempt on George C. Wallace was a news event of high, but not maximum, importance, implying that the majority of respondents in any sample would report first learning of the attack via mass media sources. The authors interviewed 144 persons in Ann Arbor, Michigan, regarding their awareness of the…

  12. SPECIAL NEWS Return to Flight

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    General Business Politics International Entertainment Sports News Archive Video News REDNOVA EXTRAS Red www.pigeonpros.com Bird Control Products Bird barriers, repellents & controlfrom Nixalite. Effective with a red marker, left them alone, or used a clear marker in case smell or some other factor played a role

  13. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Reviews major science news stories of 1988 as reported in the pages of Science News. Covers the areas of anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, food science, mathematics and computers, paleobiology, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. (YP)

  14. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Presented is a review of important science news stories of 1989 as reported in the pages of "Science News." Topics include anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, environment, food science, math and computers, paleobiology, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. (CW)

  15. Science News of the Year.

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    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…

  16. Science News of the Year.

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    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)

  17. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1981

    1981-01-01

    Reviews important science news stories of 1981 as reported in "Science News." Gives a one-sentence summary and volume and page references for each story. Groups items by topic including space and astronomy, archaeology and anthropology, technology, behavior, science and society, energy, environment, and specific science disciplines. (DC)

  18. What Turns Events into News?

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    Tukachinsky, Riva

    2013-01-01

    "The New York Times" is known for its slogan ''All the News That's Fit to Print.'' But how do gatekeepers decide which events meet this criterion? Although some individuals might believe that the news constitutes an undistorted reflection of the social reality, students in communication courses have the…

  19. Humanistic Applications of Network News.

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    Bonomo, Thomas A.

    1987-01-01

    Maintains that television network news has the capacity to graphically illuminate on-going events which demand sociological explanation. Shows how segments of network news were incorporated into a humanistic sociology course in order to provide students with clear and concise images of social problems. (JDH)

  20. Myth, Method and International News.

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    Lule, Jack

    Defining myth as a cultural narrative in symbolic form that articulates a world view and offers consensus with that view, this paper uses a brief "New York Times" report on the Soviet shooting down of South Korean airline flight 007 as the basis for comparison of international news and myth. Following a review of the literature on myth and news,…

  1. News Flow between the Americas.

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    Stevenson, Robert L.; And Others

    As part of an international study of world news flow undertaken by the International Association for Mass Communication Research, a content analysis was conducted of foreign news stories in the largest circulation newspapers in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as in six papers in the United States, and of material from the files of "Agence…

  2. News Concreteness and Visual-Verbal Association: Do News Pictures Narrow the Recall Gap between Concrete and Abstract News?

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    David, Prabu

    1998-01-01

    Investigates four experiments on whether the addition of a representative picture to a news item improves recall of that item by undergraduate students in journalism courses. Finds that it does; that concrete news items were recalled better than abstract news items; and news concreteness was strongly correlated with various picture attributes,…

  3. Neo-Latin News 

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    Kallendorf, Craig, et. al

    2010-01-01

    -sided as well. Eugenio Garin, for example, wrote that ?Filelfo always proposes to the powerful the same bargain: in exchange for writings in verse or prose, a certain number of zecchini, or florins, or ducats? (?L?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 for hire. The opening pair of poems...

  4. Neo-Latin News 

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    Kallendorf, Craig, et al.

    2007-01-01

    , Texas A&M University) ? ?uvres compl?tes, Tome I: Basiorum liber et Odarum liber. By Jean Second. Ed. and com. by Roland Guillot. Paris: Honor? Champion, 2005. The Basiorum liber of Johannes Secundus is among the most celebrated of all neo- Latin... scholars?indeed, there is material 80 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS enough there for a book-length study of its own?his choice seems injudi- cious for what is meant to be a critical edition of the poetry of Johannes Secundus. Of course, any analysis...

  5. Neo-Latin News 

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    Kallendorf, Craig et al

    2009-01-01

    -Universit?t Bochum in February of 2007. The subject was the Neo-Latin drama of the early modern period. neo-latin news 81 In ??Histrionum exercitus et scommata??Schauspieler, die Sp?che klopfen: Johannes Reuchlins Sergius und die Anf?nge der neulatein...- ischen Kom?die,? Matthias Dall?Asta focuses on Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522), a man who stands in many ways at the beginning of Neo-Latin comedy in Germany, with a special focus on his Sergius, a play that had an unusually broad reception. Johannes...

  6. Neo-Latin News 

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2006-01-01

    SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS ? La mente di Giordano Bruno. Ed. by Fabrizio Meroi, with an introduc- tory essay by Michele Ciliberto. Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Studi e testi, 43. Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2004. XXXVI + 591 pp. 59 euros.... The essays collected in this volume began in a conference held from Novem- ber 10-12, 2000 in Naples, under the sponsorship of the Comitato nazionale per le celebrazioni di Giordano Bruno nel IV centenario della morte, the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi...

  7. Index to NASA News Releases 1995

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    This issue of the index to NASA News Releases contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, during 1995. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject index, Personal name index, News release number index, Accession number index, Speeches, and News releases.

  8. 7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture..., TESTING, AND STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to be distributed to producers...

  9. The Diffusion of "Shocking" Good News.

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    Haroldsen, Edwin O.; Harvey, Kenneth

    1979-01-01

    A study of the diffusion of news about the Mormon Church's approval of Blacks for the priesthood revealed that "shocking" good news can ignite the interpersonal communications system, that news has more credibility when obtained from media than when obtained interpersonally, and that people use mass media to verify news obtained interpersonally.…

  10. MedlinePlus FAQ: News Coverage

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    ... faq/news.html Question: I saw a news article on MedlinePlus but now I can't find ... displays the most recent news. MedlinePlus displays HealthDay articles for 90 days on these pages: the news ...

  11. 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…

  12. Readers' Trust, Socio-Demographic, and Acuity Influences in Citizen Journalism Credibility for Disrupted Online Newspapers

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    Wester, Aaron Micah

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative research study was to evaluate and determine if significant associations and linear correlations exist between reader socio-demographics, levels of trust and affinity in online citizen writer news story article content, brand loyalty, and acuity in newspaper organizations transitioning from print to online in a…

  13. Improving Naive Bayes with Online Feature Selection for Quick Adaptation to Evolving Feature Usefulness

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    Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J

    2007-09-19

    The definition of what makes an article interesting varies from user to user and continually evolves even for a single user. As a result, for news recommendation systems, useless document features can not be determined a priori and all features are usually considered for interestingness classification. Consequently, the presence of currently useless features degrades classification performance [1], particularly over the initial set of news articles being classified. The initial set of document is critical for a user when considering which particular news recommendation system to adopt. To address these problems, we introduce an improved version of the naive Bayes classifier with online feature selection. We use correlation to determine the utility of each feature and take advantage of the conditional independence assumption used by naive Bayes for online feature selection and classification. The augmented naive Bayes classifier performs 28% better than the traditional naive Bayes classifier in recommending news articles from the Yahoo! RSS feeds.

  14. 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

  15. Online Periodic Table: A Cautionary Note

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    Izci, Kemal; Barrow, Lloyd H.; Thornhill, Erica

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate ten online periodic table sources for their accuracy and (b) to compare the types of information and links provided to users. Limited studies have been reported on online periodic table (Diener and Moore 2011; Slocum and Moore in "J Chem Educ" 86(10):1167, 2009). Chemistry students'…

  16. Taking Your Course Online: An Interdisciplinary Journey

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    Torrens, Kathleen M., Ed.; Amador, Jose A., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This book focuses on online pedagogy and the challenges and opportunities incumbent in the transformation of a face-to-face college course. It is intended as a resource and support for new online teachers--a source of ideas and strategies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives as well as pedagogical perspectives--and for those experienced in…

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

  18. News and Announcements

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    August 27, 2013 Frederick National Laboratory - Visiting Scholar Opportunity in Small Animal Imaging Program Source: Program Document July 24, 2013 NCI-MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenges in Image Segmentation Source: Program Website March 19, 2013 Cancer Imaging

  19. Online Auctions 1 Online Auctions

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    Rumpe, Bernhard

    in the upcoming Internet market places. ONLINE AUCTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INTERNET MARKETPLACE Electronic the Internet will be a market enabler of unforeseen possibilities. Just in the last few years it became apparent that doing business over the Internet can simplify marketing and purchasing considerably (see e

  20. Afring News online 39:5-6, 2010 Paradise Found

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    known appropriately as "the aloes". We put up our nets in this area and caught a lot of birds showing significant evidence of their foraging in the aloe flowers We were somewhat bemused to see Fork-tailed Drongos

  1. MediaMeter: A Global Monitor for Online News Coverage

    E-print Network

    Descriptor Frequency Frequencies of (manually assigned) topic descriptors that appeared in the New York Times test! North-Korea weapons of mass destruction! North-Korean abductions! North-Korean test! North-Korean missile test! North-Korea program! North-Korea United-States relations! North-Korea weapons! North

  2. 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)

  3. 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…

  4. FOREICN NEWS CATTLE EGRET MOVEMENTS

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    FOREICN NEWS CATTLE EGRET MOVEMENTS The movements of Cattle Egrets in Amenica are discussed. lt IBISES Cattle Egrets were caught on the edges of suamps and feeding aneas, in mist-nets using white ibis

  5. Microbial Control News - November 2011

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This is the first of a column in the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. Entitled "Microbial Control News" this article summarizes regulatory actions in the U.S. and Canada regarding microbial insect pest control agents....

  6. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics...............................................................

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    DeSalle, Rob

    NEWS AND COMMENTARY Conservation genetics............................................................... Genetics at the brink of extinction R De doubt in the minds of conservation geneticists, first raised in the 1980s, that genetic considerations

  7. Increasing Learning from TV News.

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    Perloff, Richard M.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Describes an experiment that manipulated two variables, repetition and pausing for viewer "digestion" of information in a news telecast. Concludes that the use of repetition increased viewers' retention of information, but that pauses did not. (FL)

  8. Information extraction from broadcast news 

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    Gotoh, Yoshihiko; Renals, Steve

    2000-04-15

    This paper discusses the development of trainable statistical models for extracting content from television and radio news broadcasts. In particular, we concentrate on statistical finite-state models for identifying proper ...

  9. News and Announcements 2015 Archive

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    June 29, 2015 Pharmacodynamic Assay Panel for Monitoring Phospho-Signaling Networks CPTAC researchers demonstrate utility of a pharmacodynamic multiplex immuno-MRM assay to study phosphorylated cell signaling networks. « Previous 1 2 Print This Page News

  10. Shopping for Top Forums: Discovering Online Discussion for Product Research

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Shopping for Top Forums: Discovering Online Discussion for Product Research Jonathan L. Elsas researching products for the purposes of mak- ing purchasing decisions frequently visit online shopping por such as blogs, twitter and online discussion boards have been recognized as valuable sources of market intelli

  11. Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_155107.html Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study But ... their skin and clothing when they remove their medical gowns and gloves, new research suggests. For the ...

  12. A review of "London's News Press and the Thirty Years War" by Jayne E. E. Boys 

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    Greenspan, Nicole

    2013-01-01

    stream_source_info Boys London News Press rev Greenspan.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 6913 Content-Encoding windows-1252 stream_name Boys London News Press rev Greenspan.pdf.txt Content-Type text... conceptions of human self-representation and animal representation? Reading this book will give you some answers but it will also increase the number of questions. Jayne E. E. Boys. London?s News Press and the ?irty Years War. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011. x...

  13. 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

  14. EFFECTS OF MEDICAL DISPUTES ON INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND NEGATIVE ONLINE WORD-OF-MOUTH.

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    Lee, Yi-Chih; Wu, Wei-Li

    2015-08-01

    Emotions play an important role in human behavior. Negative emotions resulting from medical disputes are problems for medical personnel to solve but also have a significant impact on a hospital's reputation and people's trust in the hospital. One medical dispute case was chosen from an Internet news source to assess the correlation between people's negative emotions and negative online word-of-mouth. Convenience sampling was used in school faculties and university students who had shared their medical treatment experiences online were the research participants. A total of 221 Taiwanese participants volunteered (158 women, 63 men; ages: 26.7% under 19, 22.6% 20-29, 30.8% 30-39,19.9% over 40). Four negative emotions were measured using rating scales: uncertainty, anger, disappointment, and sadness. Four negative online word-of-mouth measures were: venting, advice search, helping receiver, and revenge. A modeled relationship was assessed by partial least square method (PLS). Then, people's positive emotions were further analyzed to assess changes after spreading negative word-of-mouth. The results showed that uncertainty had a positive effect on venting and advice search. People who felt anger or regret spread word-of-mouth in order to help the receiver. Disappointment may trigger the revenge behavior of negative word-of-mouth. Negative emotions could be relieved after engaging in the behavior of helping the receiver. PMID:26226491

  15. Online Organic Chemistry

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    Janowicz, Philip A.

    2010-01-01

    This is a comprehensive study of the many facets of an entirely online organic chemistry course. Online homework with structure-drawing capabilities was found to be more effective than written homework. Online lecture was found to be just as effective as in-person lecture, and students prefer an online lecture format with shorter Webcasts. Online

  16. Negotiating Femininities Online

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    Davies, Julia

    2004-01-01

    Much has been written about the potential for online learning (Fryer, 1997; www. ngfl.gov.uk/ngfl/index.html). However this literature typically emphasizes not online learning but online education. In this paper I focus on the potential for online learning, specifically learning about issues surrounding femininity in the presence of online peers,…

  17. 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

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    ' 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_summ.jsp

  18. Earthscan -Article http://www.earthscan.co.uk/news/printablearticle.asp?sp=&v=5&UAN=456 1 of 8 9/13/2005 1:12 PM

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    Columbia University

    Earthscan - Article http://www.earthscan.co.uk/news/printablearticle.asp?sp=&v=5&UAN=456 1 of 8 9/13/2005 1:12 PM Visit us on-line at www.earthscan.co.uk article Thermal treatment options 02;Earthscan - Article http://www.earthscan.co.uk/news/printablearticle.asp?sp=&v=5&UAN=456 2 of 8 9/13/2005 1

  19. Online Exhibits & Concept Maps

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    Douma, M.

    2009-12-01

    Presenting the complexity of geosciences to the public via the Internet poses a number of challenges. For example, utilizing various - and sometimes redundant - Web 2.0 tools can quickly devour limited time. Do you tweet? Do you write press releases? Do you create an exhibit or concept map? The presentation will provide participants with a context for utilizing Web 2.0 tools by briefly highlighting methods of online scientific communication across several dimensions. It will address issues of: * breadth and depth (e.g. from narrow topics to well-rounded views), * presentation methods (e.g. from text to multimedia, from momentary to enduring), * sources and audiences (e.g. for experts or for the public, content developed by producers to that developed by users), * content display (e.g. from linear to non-linear, from instructive to entertaining), * barriers to entry (e.g. from an incumbent advantage to neophyte accessible, from amateur to professional), * cost and reach (e.g. from cheap to expensive), and * impact (e.g. the amount learned, from anonymity to brand awareness). Against this backdrop, the presentation will provide an overview of two methods of online information dissemination, exhibits and concept maps, using the WebExhibits online museum (www.webexhibits.org) and SpicyNodes information visualization tool (www.spicynodes.org) as examples, with tips on how geoscientists can use either to communicate their science. Richly interactive online exhibits can serve to engage a large audience, appeal to visitors with multiple learning styles, prompt exploration and discovery, and present a topic’s breadth and depth. WebExhibits, which was among the first online museums, delivers interactive information, virtual experiments, and hands-on activities to the public. While large, multidisciplinary exhibits on topics like “Color Vision and Art” or “Calendars Through the Ages” require teams of scholars, user interface experts, professional writers and editors, teachers, artists, and web designers, a smaller scale collaborative effort can result in an effective mini-exhibit. Online concept maps can present a large quantity of information in bite-size chunks, demonstrating interrelationships between pieces of information without inundating visitors. SpicyNodes uses radial mapping technology to enable visitors to learn about a topic or search for information in intuitive and organic ways. This online concept mapping tool can be used as a portal to invite exploration into topics, or as a means of displaying hierarchies of information. With nodes that contain text, audio, video, and links, interactive online concept maps especially engage visual, kinesthetic, and nonlinear learners. SpicyNodes is also useful for scientists who wish to complement papers, chapters, and books with an online interface that is especially appealing to nonlinear learners. Essentially, SpicyNodes shifts the burden of discovery from the reader to the author. For example, the author may create a nodemap on climate change with hundreds of nodes, but as visitors drill through the nodemap for information (e.g. from climate change to atmospheric gases to carbon dioxide), they see only a few nodes at a time and are not overwhelmed.

  20. 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

  1. reports online Anexclusivedigitalextension

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    Fletcher, Robin

    ! CONTENTS Queen's Law Reports Online is a periodic electronic update of Queen's Law Reports magazinereports online April 2015 NEW! Anexclusivedigitalextension ofyouralumnimagazine, Queen's Law Reports! #12;QUEEN'S LAW REPORTS ONLINE 1 INTRODUCTION DEAN'S COUNCIL MEMBERS Chair Sheila A. Murray, Law

  2. In the News: Current Events Websites.

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    Byerly, Greg; Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2002-01-01

    Reviews Web sites for current events news that are appropriate for students of various ages. Discusses the possibilities for second language learning and curriculum connections and lists television sites, news magazines, classroom magazines, newspapers, and lesson plans. (LRW)

  3. Media Orientation and Television News Viewing.

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    McDonald, Daniel G.

    1990-01-01

    Uses factor analysis to compare the surveillance role and communication utility of television and newspapers. Finds much variance explained by these two uses. Finds those who seek hard news on television also seek hard news in newspapers. (RS)

  4. Identifying Event Impacts by Monitoring the News Media

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    Patton, Robert M; Potok, Thomas E

    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. 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…

  6. Search UGA News Go Advanced Search

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    Geller, Michael R.

    Search Search UGA News Go Advanced Search Search all UGA Web sites Go UGA News Bureau Top News/340-6021, mgeller@physast.uga.edu May 27, 2004, 8:25 am Email this article Printer friendly page ATHENS, Ga

  7. Network Evening News Coverage of Environmental Risk.

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    Greenberg, Michael R.; And Others

    Focusing on ABC, NBC, and CBS's evening news broadcasts from January 1984 through February 1986, a study examined network news coverage of environmental risk--defined as manmade chemical, biological, and physical agents that create risk in the indoor, outdoor, and occupational environments. Using the Vanderbilt University "Television News Index…

  8. An Economic Theory of News Selection.

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    McManus, John

    Over the years, journalists, social scientists, and government commissions have defined news in a variety of ways, but their definitions consistently lack the notion that, above all, news is a commodity and must sell. Within the journalism profession, and particularly in television news, the potential for conflict between a media corporation's…

  9. Scandal Clouds News Corporation's Move into Education

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    Quillen, Ian

    2011-01-01

    When News Corporation announced last fall its entry into the education technology market, some observers said the media conglomerate led by Rupert Murdoch was a bad fit for education. Between the ownership of conservative-leaning outlets like Fox News and a reputation for identifying opportunities to generate lots of revenue very quickly, News

  10. Using Automated Blogging for Creation and Delivery of Topic-Centric News

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    Crouse, David A.

    2013-01-01

    Every day, news relevant to Extension clientele is posted to the Internet from a variety of sources such as the popular press, scientific journals, and government agency press releases. In order to stay current with the information being published, an end-user must be following all of the possible sources of information. That task can be…

  11. Biodegradation of news inks

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    Erhan, S.Z.; Bagby, M.O.

    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.

  12. NEWS AND COMMENTARY Genome evolution...............................................................

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    Zhang, Jianzhi

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heredity (2004) 92, 479­480, advance online publication, 14 April 2004; doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800446 G ene

  13. Low grade cotton nonwoven collects up to 50 times its own weight in oil http://www.innovationintextiles.com/nonwovens/low-grade-cotton-nonwoven-collects-up-to-50-times-its-own-weight-in-oil/?utm_source=news_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alerts

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    Rock, Chris

    Low grade cotton nonwoven collects up to 50 times its own weight in oil http://www.innovationintextiles.com/nonwovens/low-grade-cotton-nonwoven-collects-up-to-50-times-its-own-weight-in-oil/?utm_source FREE Innovation in Textiles membership. Sign up now... HOME > NONWOVENS & CONVERTING > LOW GRADE COTTON

  14. 'Hot' Earth in the mass media: the reliability of news reports on global warming.

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    Carneiro, Celso Dal Ré; Toniolo, João Cláudio

    2012-06-01

    Research into the reliability of news reports on 'global warming' published by the UOL media group, Folha.com and Folha de S. Paulo reveals a tendency for positions to be polarized between complete agreement with the assertion that the causes are entirely anthropogenic (the dominant position) and complete denial. The sample comprised 676 news items from more than 3,000 published on the topic between October 2007 and October 2008. The study tested the hypothesis that the news output of the three media outlets is dominated by the positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In absolute terms, the panel is the most frequently cited source, since just seven news items comprised exceptions to the 'consensus.' These contrary opinions made up 1.03% of the sample. PMID:22872385

  15. 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.

  16. Temporal and Cross Correlations in Business News

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    Mizuno, T.; Takei, K.; Ohnishi, T.; Watanabe, T.

    We empirically investigate temporal and cross correlations inthe frequency of news reports on companies, using a dataset of more than 100 million news articles reported in English by around 500 press agencies worldwide for the period 2003--2009. Our first finding is that the frequency of news reports on a company does not follow a Poisson process, but instead exhibits long memory with a positive autocorrelation for longer than one year. The second finding is that there exist significant correlations in the frequency of news across companies. Specifically, on a daily time scale or longer the frequency of news is governed by external dynamics, while on a time scale of minutes it is governed by internal dynamics. These two findings indicate that the frequency of news reports on companies has statistical properties similar to trading volume or price volatility in stock markets, suggesting that the flow of information through company news plays an important role in price dynamics in stock markets.

  17. University Student Online Plagiarism

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    Wang, Yu-mei

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a study investigating university student online plagiarism. The following questions are investigated: (a) What is the incidence of student online plagiarism? (b) What are student perceptions regarding online plagiarism? (c) Are there any differences in terms of student perceptions of online plagiarism and print plagiarism? (d)…

  18. Library Online Systems.

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    Folda, Linda; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Issues related to library online systems are discussed in six articles. Topics covered include staff education through vendor demonstrations, evaluation of online public access catalogs, the impact of integrated online systems on cataloging operations, the merits of smart and dumb barcodes, and points to consider in planning for the next online

  19. When Pictures Waste a Thousand Words: Analysis of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic on Television News

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    Luth, Westerly; Jardine, Cindy; Bubela, Tania

    2013-01-01

    Objectives Effective communication by public health agencies during a pandemic promotes the adoption of recommended health behaviours. However, more information is not always the solution. Rather, attention must be paid to how information is communicated. Our study examines the television news, which combines video and audio content. We analyse (1) the content of television news about the H1N1 pandemic and vaccination campaign in Alberta, Canada; (2) the extent to which television news content conveyed key public health agency messages; (3) the extent of discrepancies in audio versus visual content. Methods We searched for “swine flu” and “H1N1” in local English news broadcasts from the CTV online video archive. We coded the audio and visual content of 47 news clips during the peak period of coverage from April to November 2009 and identified discrepancies between audio and visual content. Results The dominant themes on CTV news were the vaccination rollout, vaccine shortages, long line-ups (queues) at vaccination clinics and defensive responses by public health officials. There were discrepancies in the priority groups identified by the provincial health agency (Alberta Health and Wellness) and television news coverage as well as discrepancies between audio and visual content of news clips. Public health officials were presented in official settings rather than as public health practitioners. Conclusion The news footage did not match the main public health messages about risk levels and priority groups. Public health agencies lost control of their message as the media focused on failures in the rollout of the vaccination campaign. Spokespeople can enhance their local credibility by emphasizing their role as public health practitioners. Public health agencies need to learn from the H1N1 pandemic so that future television communications do not add to public confusion, demonstrate bureaucratic ineffectiveness and contribute to low vaccination rates. PMID:23691150

  20. Analysis of Giga-size Earth Observation Data in Open Source GRASS GIS 7 - from Desktop to On-line Solutions.

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    Stepinski, T. F.; Mitasova, H.; Jasiewicz, J.; Neteler, M.; Gebbert, S.

    2014-12-01

    GRASS GIS is a leading open source GIS for geospatial analysis and modeling. In addition to being utilized as a desktop GIS it also serves as a processing engine for high performance geospatial computing for applications in diverse disciplines. The newly released GRASS GIS 7 supports big data analysis including temporal framework, image segmentation, watershed analysis, synchronized 2D/3D animations and many others. This presentation will focus on new GRASS GIS 7-powered tools for geoprocessing giga-size earth observation (EO) data using spatial pattern analysis. Pattern-based analysis connects to human visual perception of space as well as makes geoprocessing of giga-size EO data possible in an efficient and robust manner. GeoPAT is a collection of GRASS GIS 7 modules that fully integrates procedures for pattern representation of EO data and patterns similarity calculations with standard GIS tasks of mapping, maps overlay, segmentation, classification(Fig 1a), change detections etc. GeoPAT works very well on a desktop but it also underpins several GeoWeb applications (http://sil.uc.edu/ ) which allow users to do analysis on selected EO datasets without the need to download them. The GRASS GIS 7 temporal framework and high resolution visualizations will be illustrated using time series of giga-size, lidar-based digital elevation models representing the dynamics of North Carolina barrier islands over the past 15 years. The temporal framework supports efficient raster and vector data series analysis and simplifies data input for visual analysis of dynamic landscapes (Fig. 1b) allowing users to rapidly identify vulnerable locations, changes in built environment and eroding coastlines. Numerous improvements in GRASS GIS 7 were implemented to support terabyte size data processing for reconstruction of MODIS land surface temperature (LST) at 250m resolution using multiple regressions and PCA (Fig. 1c) . The new MODIS LST series (http://gis.cri.fmach.it/eurolst/) includes 4 maps per day since year 2000, provide improved data for the epidemiological predictions, viticulture, assessment of urban heat islands and numerous other applications. The presentation will conclude with outline of future development for big data interfaces to further enhance the web-based GRASS GIS data analysis.

  1. Analyzing Online Behaviors, Roles, and Learning Communities via Online Discussions

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    Yeh, Yu-Chu

    2010-01-01

    Online learning communities are an important means of sharing and creating knowledge. Online behaviors and online roles can reveal how online learning communities function. However, no study has elucidated the relationships among online behaviors, online roles, and online learning communities. In this study, 32 preservice teachers participated in…

  2. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1990

    1990-01-01

    This is a review of important science news stories of 1990 as reported in the pages of this journal. Areas covered include anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computers and math, earth sciences, environment, food science, materials science, paleobiology, physics, science and society, and space sciences. (CW)

  3. yale environmental news spring 2006

    E-print Network

    of Liberty. yale environmental news The Peabody Museum of Natural History, the School of Forestry Torosaurus is cobbled together using many different parts. This graphic, part of the Peabody's exhibit on the making of the statue, shows the range of species referenced in the design and construction

  4. Science News of the Year.

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    Science News, 1985

    1985-01-01

    Highlights important 1985 science stories appearing in "Science News" under these headings: anthropology and paleontology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computers and mathematics, earth sciences, environment, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. Each entry includes the volume and page number in…

  5. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

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    Rogers, John A.

    Chemistry Biology Medicine & Health Other Sciences Psychology & Psychiatry Research Medications CancerScience and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology as the cover story in the March 24 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine. The emerging technology

  6. News Release For Immediate Release

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    Knight, Keith

    's Highest Honour NEWS World renowned film director, Deepa Mehta, lung transplant innovator, Dr. Shafique slaves, has restored and preserved the historic Puce River Black Community Cemetery - the burial site of some of this country's earliest black settlers, many of whom travelled the Underground Railroad to find

  7. 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

  8. Campus Child Care News, 1998.

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    Newton, Marion F., Ed.

    1998-01-01

    This document is comprised of the three 1998 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the National Coalition for Campus Child Care Centers (NCCCC) and providing a forum for news, research, and information concerning campus child care centers. The February issue contains stories on the White House Conference on Child Care, registration…

  9. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology. The tool, called the nanofountain probe, functions in two different ways. In one mode, the probe acts like The nanofountain probe could be used both as a research tool for developing next-generation cancer treatments

  10. Science and technology news Nanotechnology

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    Rogers, John A.

    Science and technology news Home Nanotechnology Physics Space & Earth Electronics Technology Superconductivity Plasma Physics Soft Matter Quantum Physics Find more articles on GaAs Nature Rogers New - Servicing Illinois for 100 Years Haenig Solar Power Installations - Haenig.CleanPowerPlan.com Scientists

  11. How to Tell Bad News

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    Long, Nicholas J.

    2012-01-01

    Therapists, physicians, police officers, and emergency staff often are the messengers of bad news. They have to tell a patient, a parent, or a loved one about a death, an accident, a school shooting, a life-threatening diagnosis, a terrorist attack, or a suicide. Usually the messenger bears a heavy responsibility but has little training and seeks…

  12. News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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    Acton, Scott

    worked with DARS' Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville to hire several of the center impact on Hershey's recruitment efforts. Rick Sizemore, director of Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation CenterNews Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2014 For more information, contact Cindy S. Roberts Cindy.Roberts

  13. Global Awareness through Video News.

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    MacDonald, Errol

    At Tokai University (Japan), an English-as-a-Second-Language course in global issues through video uses the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's monthly video magazine "News in Review", published eight months a year for use in Canadian English-medium schools. Of the four segments in each magazine, usually two are about Canada or international…

  14. Nunatsiaq News May 14, 2004

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    Hutchings, Jeffrey A.

    Nunatsiaq News May 14, 2004 Ogac Lake's monster cannibal cod Trapped during ice age, huge, hungry," Hutchings says. They ended up in those lakes at the end of the last Ice Age, 5,000 to 8,000 years ago. "When fish eat everything JANE GEORGE If you go ice-fishing this spring, you don't want to end up jigging

  15. And the good news...?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-11-01

    Along with the increase in the number of young people applying to enter higher education announced back in July, the UK Department for Education and Employment noted that over a thousand more graduates had applied for postgraduate teacher training when compared with the same time in 1998. It appeared that the `Golden hello' programme for new mathematics and science teachers had succeeded in its aim of encouraging applicants in those subjects: an increase of 37% had been witnessed for maths teaching, 33% for physics and 27% for chemistry. Primary teacher training was also well on target with over five applicants seeking each available place. Statistics for UK schools released in August by the DfEE show that 62% of primary schools and 93% of secondary schools are now linked to the Internet (the corresponding figures were 17% and 83% in 1998). On average there is now one computer for every 13 pupils at primary school and one for every eight students in secondary school. The figures show continuing progress towards the Government's target of ensuring that all schools, colleges, universities, libraries and as many community centres as possible should be online (with access to the National Grid for Learning) by 2002.

  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. Attitudes toward buying online.

    PubMed

    Yang, Bijou; Lester, David

    2004-02-01

    A survey of 11 positive features and 10 discouraging features of online shopping was carried out on 180 students and identified certain behavioral patterns for online shoppers versus non-shoppers. It was found that online shoppers have consistently stronger positive feelings about online shopping than do non-shoppers. On the other hand, non-shoppers have more negative feelings about online shopping than do shoppers, but not consistently so. Online shoppers are aware of some of the discouraging features of online shopping, but these features do not deter them from shopping online. The implication for marketers is that they should focus on making the experience of online shopping more accommodating and more user-friendly since the positive features of online shopping ("convenience" and "efficiency") appear to be more important than the negative features ("effort/impersonality"). PMID:15006173

  18. Enhancing News Literacy

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    Quinn, Lena Consolini

    2009-01-01

    A revolution in media has sparked an explosion of information, thanks largely to the Internet. Despite the apparent gains in diversity of perspective and ease of access to information, the concern over the reliability of sources extends particularly to youth consumers and their ability to decipher the truth amidst this vast array of media…

  19. Media Literacy: Good News

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    Kenner, Adam; Rivera, Sheryl

    2007-01-01

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

  20. SEER in the News

    Cancer.gov

    SEER is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. SEER currently collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 28 percent of the U.S. population.

  1. Vida Imobiliria Portuguese News

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    , Chairman of GYODER, Ersin Özince, General Manager of Is Bank and Banks Association of Turkey, Erdogan of Capital Markets Board. 'Shaping of Tomorrow and the Real Estate Industry with Energy Sources' was the name of Capital Markets Board and Erdogan Bayraktar, Chairman of Housing Development Admin. Prof. Dr. Arthur H

  2. News about ?s

    SciTech Connect

    Mocioiu, Irina

    2015-02-24

    I will discuss several different aspects of neutrino physics and astrophysics, including neutrino oscillations and high energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources. I will review the present status of experimental results on these topics and discuss prospects for future measurements and discoveries.

  3. Biofantasies: genetics and medicine in the print news media.

    PubMed

    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

  4. Using Online Digital Tools and Video to Support International Problem-Based Learning

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    Lajoie, Susanne P.; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy; Wiseman, Jeffrey; Chan, Lap Ki; Lu, Jingyan; Khurana, Chesta; Cruz-Panesso, Ilian; Poitras, Eric; Kazemitabar, Maedeh

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this study is to examine how to facilitate cross-cultural groups in problem-based learning (PBL) using online digital tools and videos. The PBL consisted of two video-based cases used to trigger student-learning issues about giving bad news to HIV-positive patients. Mixed groups of medical students from Canada and Hong Kong worked with…

  5. Spencer Museum of Art & Scholarly Digital Initiatives program collaborate to make Spencer's collection available online

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    2006-05-03

    .txt Content-Encoding UTF-8 Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 12/5/13 Spencer Museum of Art collection available online www.lib.ku.edu/news/spencerImages.shtml 1/1 Contact Us KU Libraries Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (785) 864-8983 RESEARCH TOOLS...

  6. ITC Update -Issue 2010-01 Online Newsletter for the ITC Alumni Community

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    , Tiger II project. http://www.itc.nl/Pub/alumni/ITC-News-magazine/Online-magazines.html Outstanding For more information check the conference website Giant Pandas Endangered by Inbreeding Increasing sightings of the rare brown-and-white panda We are all aware that the giant panda is an endangered species

  7. Remaining Safe and Avoiding Dangers Online: A Social Media Q&A with Kimberly Mitchell

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    Prevention Researcher, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The news media is often full of stories about the dangers of social media, including such concerns as cyberbullying and sexting. In this article, Kimberly Mitchell, a researcher noted for her experience on youth internet victimization, answers questions about the risks of social media and how we can keep youth safe online. Questions in this Q&A…

  8. TAMU Online ESL Certification Prep Course 

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    Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Treviñ o, Polly; Tong, Fuhui

    2010-10-22

    stream_source_info OnlineESL(2007).pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 10486 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name OnlineESL(2007).pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Department... of Educational Psychology College of Education & Human Development Texas A&M University Rafael Lara-Alecio, Ph.D. Polly Trevi?o, M.Ed. Fuhui Tong, Ph.D. Title III Management Institute May 2, 2007 San Antonio, Texas TAMU Online ESL Certification Prep...

  9. To Kill a Messenger; Television News and the Real World.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Small, William

    From his vantage point as News Director of CBS News in Washington, the author examines the role of television news in our society and gives an insider's view of the day-to-day process of selecting and presenting news. Highlighting the book are in-depth discussions of past and recent news events. The Nixon "Checkers" speech, John Kennedy's fight to…

  10. How to Write News for Broadcast and Print Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

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    Leigh, David A.

    & Phosphating degreasers and surface treatment for metal glass rubber plastic etc www.tecan.com News Nanoscale machines move liquid mountains Controlled by light, transport the equivalent of world machines have moved macroscale objects--droplets of liquid that can even transport up a slope. Researchers

  12. The Role of Practical Advice in Bioterrorism News Coverage.

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    Swain, Kristen Alley

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the role of crisis advice appearing in US news coverage of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Coverage of any crisis can spark public outrage, including fear, speculation, and contradictory or confusing evidence, especially when the stories do not contain practical advice. Five coders analyzed 833 news stories from 272 major US newspapers, the Associated Press, National Public Radio, and 4 major US television networks. Practical advice appeared in only a quarter of the stories, even though practical advice for self-protection was mentioned 3 times more often than the vague advice that simply advised people not to panic. Public health officials provided the most practical advice, while scientists provided the least practical advice. Stories containing practical advice also provided more elucidating information, explaining why the threat was low, reducible, treatable, and detectable. Over the 3 phases of the anthrax crisis, an inverse relationship appeared between the amount of news coverage containing practical advice compared to "outrage rhetoric." Stories mentioned practical advice more often during the post-impact phase than earlier in the crisis. Elucidating, explanatory advice emphasized actions, risk comparisons, and tradeoffs. The findings indicate that when journalists use credible sources to provide practical advice and avoid speculation, their coverage can prevent the spread of misinformation and confusion during a bioterror attack. Also, journalists should provide context and sourcing when discussing advice during the outbreak and impact phases of the crisis, because these explanations could counteract outrage and threat distortion. PMID:26381372

  13. Mediating subpolitics in US and UK science news.

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    Jensen, Eric

    2012-01-01

    The development of therapeutic cloning research sparked a scientific controversy pitting patients' hopes for cures against religious and anti-abortion opposition. The present study investigates this controversy by examining the production and content of Anglo-American print media coverage of the branch of embryonic stem cell research known as "therapeutic cloning." Data collection included press articles about therapeutic cloning (n = 5,185) and qualitative interviews with journalists (n = 18). Patient activists and anti-abortion groups emerged as key news sources in this coverage. Significant qualitative differences in the mediation of these subpolitical groups and their arguments for and against therapeutic cloning are identified. Results suggest that the perceived human interest news value of narratives of patient suffering may give patient advocacy groups a privileged position in journalistic coverage. Finally, Ulrich Beck's theoretical arguments about subpolitics are critically applied to the results to elicit further insights. PMID:22530488

  14. Neo-Latin News 

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    Craig Kallendorf, et al

    2003-01-01

    , and activities his leader?s holiness and the divine origin of his mandate. To this end, he analyses Savonarola?s prophecies, the source of the most pointed criticism by his adversaries, REVIEWS 157 placing them in their proper historical and religious contexts... Narr Verlag a new series, ?NeoLatina,? where the papers of those meetings were published. The twenty-one articles of the first volume explore the intertextual relations between the poetry of the German ?errrant humanist? Conrad Celtis (1459...

  15. News: Cuadernos de Teatro

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    1985-10-01

    stream_size 1357 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name latr.v19.n1.032-032.pdf.txt stream_source_info latr.v19.n1.032-032.pdf.txt Content-Encoding UTF-8 Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 32 LATIN AMERICAN... publicarse en diciembre de 1979. Nos han llegado 10 números que muestran una gran variedad de temas y textos, sacados del teatro mundial. Los números publicados hasta el momento: 1 (die 1979), Romeo y Julieta de William Shakespeare/Pablo Neruda; 2 (sep...

  16. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false News media and other inquiries. 516.53 Section 516...United States Has An Interest § 516.53 News media and other inquiries. News media inquiries regarding litigation or...

  17. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false News media and other inquiries. 516.53 Section 516...United States Has An Interest § 516.53 News media and other inquiries. News media inquiries regarding litigation or...

  18. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 2009-07-01 true News media and other inquiries. 516.53 Section 516...United States Has An Interest § 516.53 News media and other inquiries. News media inquiries regarding litigation or...

  19. 32 CFR 516.53 - News media and other inquiries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 2012-07-01 2009-07-01 true News media and other inquiries. 516.53 Section 516...United States Has An Interest § 516.53 News media and other inquiries. News media inquiries regarding litigation or...

  20. 26 CFR 49.4253-2 - Exemption for news services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...television broadcasting, or a news ticker service furnishing a general news service similar to that of...periodicals, and trade and scientific publications issued to supply...associations, radio or television news broadcasting agencies or...

  1. 26 CFR 49.4253-2 - Exemption for news services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...television broadcasting, or a news ticker service furnishing a general news service similar to that of...periodicals, and trade and scientific publications issued to supply...associations, radio or television news broadcasting agencies or...

  2. Glyph : lightweight and evocative looping images in the news

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    Niles, Savannah

    2015-01-01

    There is an emotional dimension to the informative function of the news. When we read the news we participate in a collective emotional experience- whether that is grief, celebration, worry, or wonder. News video is a ...

  3. Mapping the News: How Journalists use GIS

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    Herzog, David

    2006-11-15

    In the news: 2000 elections In the news: Hurricane Katrina In the news: Other stories A short history? Miami, 1992 Hurricane Andrew hits south Fla. Miami Herald ?{ What caused the damage patterns to south Florida homes hit by Hurricane Andrew... intensive ?z Time to learn ?z Time to analyze ?{ Capital intensive What helped? ?{ Most data includes a geographic element ?{ 1990 Census introduced analytic mapping to a few newsrooms ?{ Government agencies deploying GIS ?{ Availability of free GIS data...

  4. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics: News

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    Riedmann, Eva M

    2013-01-01

    Agenus brain cancer vaccine improves survival in phase 2 trial Meningococcal meningitis cases fall 94% following vaccine introduction Most vaccines are safe during breastfeeding Promising phase 1 results for Genocea’s herpes simplex virus vaccine Delayed vaccinations clearly increase risk of whooping cough Positive news from early-stage HIV vaccines Sanofi’s H7N9 vaccine trial with MF59 and AS03 PMID:24192581

  5. Science and Technology Headline News Related News Archives: Astronomy & Space Science | Chronological

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    Richards, Donald St. P.

    of the stars," comments Craig DeForest, a solar physicist at the Page 1 of 3Science and Technology in the NewsScience and Technology Headline News Related News Archives: Astronomy & Space Science activity on stars outside the solar system, and they've found that the stars have cycles of activity

  6. Good News and Bad News about Workplace Literacy Efforts in the United States.

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    Jurmo, Paul

    Some good news and some bad news can be seen in six areas of workplace literacy efforts: awareness, curriculum development, collaboration, staff training, research and evaluation, and funding. The good news includes the following: (1) more highly placed corporation executives are becoming aware of the need for literacy programs; (2) curriculum…

  7. -Search-Register Submit News Blogs Protocols Forum Groups Shop All Health Bioscience Physical Science Environment Space Tech Life Origins Misc

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    -Search- Register Submit News Blogs Protocols Forum Groups Shop All Health Bioscience Physical strong piezoelectricity ­ a type of charge-generation caused by mechanical stress ­ in three dimensions and Entrepreneurship at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, were published online Dec. 22 in Nano

  8. Unexpected Online Sources for Business Information.

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    Shorthill, Rachel R.

    1985-01-01

    Four databases--PsycINFO, ERIC, Health Planning and Administration, Public Affairs Information Service--were examined to determine percentage of business journals indexed and degree of business terminology included in controlled vocabulary. Sample searches were compared to same search in Management Contents and ABI/INFORM. A list of business…

  9. Source water monitoring and biomonitoring systems

    EPA Science Inventory

    Presentation will provide background information on continuous source water monitoring using online toxicity monitors and cover various tools available. Conceptual and practical aspects of source water quality monitoring will be discussed.

  10. Analysis of Online Social Networks to Understand Information Sharing Behaviors Through Social Cognitive Theory

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    Yoon, Hong-Jun; Tourassi, Georgia

    2014-01-01

    Analyzing the contents of online social networks is an effective process for monitoring and understanding peoples behaviors. Since the nature of conversation and information propagation is similar to traditional conversation and learning, one of the popular socio-cognitive methods, social cognitive theory was applied to online social networks to. Two major news topics about colon cancer were chosen to monitor traffic of Twitter messages. The activity of leaders on the issue (i.e., news companies or people will prior Twitter activity on topics related to colon cancer) was monitored. In addition, the activity of followers , people who never discussed the topics before, but replied to the discussions was also monitored. Topics that produce tangible benefits such as positive outcomes from appropriate preventive actions received dramatically more attention and online social media traffic. Such characteristics can be explained with social cognitive theory and thus present opportunities for effective health campaigns.

  11. News and Announcements

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    1999-06-01

    1999 EAS Awards The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) announces the winners of their 1999 awards, which will be presented during their annual meeting, to be held November 14-19, 1999, at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ. ACS Analytical Chemistry Division, Findeis Young Investigator Award

    • David Clemmer, Indiana University
    EAS Award for Achievements in Separation Science
    • Milton L. Lee, Brigham Young University
    EAS Award for Achievements in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
    • Phil Williams, Grain Research Laboratory, Winnipeg, Canada
    EAS Award for Achievements in Magnetic Resonance
    • Frank A. L. Anet, University of California, Los Angeles (Emeritus)
    EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry
    • Catherine Fenselau, University of Maryland at College Park
    Galactic Industries Award for Achievements in Chemometrics
    • Harald Martens, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Proposal Deadlines National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
    • Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) June 7, 1999
    • NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP)
    • Preliminary proposals, Track 1 May 1, 1999
    • Formal proposals, Track 1 September 1, 1999
    • DUE online 1999 guidelines, NSF 99-53 available at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9953
    For further information about NSF DUE programs consult the DUE Web site, http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/DUE/start.htm. Program deadlines are at http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/DUE/programs/programs.htm . To contact the DUE Information Center, phone: 703/306-1666; email: undergrad@nsf.gov.

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

    • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program: November 16, 1998
    • Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program: July 1, 1999
    • New Faculty Awards Program: May 14, 1999
    • Faculty Start-up Grants for Undergraduate Institutions: May 14, 1999
    • Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions: July 1, 1999
    • Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences: July 15, 1999
    • Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry: February 26, 1999
    Further information may be obtained from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., 555 Madison Avenue, Suite 1305, New York, NY 10022; phone: 212/753-1760; email: admin@dreyfus.org; WWW: http://www.dreyfus.org/ Research Corporation
    • Cottrell College Science Awards: May 15 and November 15
    • Cottrell Scholars: First regular business day in September
    • Partners in Science: December 1 (the final opportunity for this program is summer 1999)
    • Research Opportunity Awards: May 1 and October 1
    • Research Innovation Awards: May 1
    Further information may be obtained from Research Corporation, 101 North Wilmot Road, Suite 250, Tucson, AZ 85711-3332; phone: 520/571-1111; fax: 520/571-1119; email: awards@rescorp.org; www: http://www.rescorp.org 1999 American Oil Chemists' Society Awards The American Oil Chemists' Society announce the following awards, to be presented at their annual meeting in Orlando, FL, May 1999. Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Research Award
    • Andrew Sinclair, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-University of Australia
    Stephen S. Chang Award
    • Edwin N. Frankel, University of California at Davis
    16th BCCE Coming Up The Web site for the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education is up and running at http://www. umich.edu/ bcce. The Biennial Conference will be held from July 30 through August 3, 2000, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Organizers of sy

  12. The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study

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    Vivian-Griffiths, Solveiga; Boivin, Jacky; Williams, Andy; Venetis, Christos A; Davies, Aimée; Ogden, Jack; Whelan, Leanne; Hughes, Bethan; Dalton, Bethan; Boy, Fred

    2014-01-01

    Objective To identify the source (press releases or news) of distortions, exaggerations, or changes to the main conclusions drawn from research that could potentially influence a reader’s health related behaviour. Design Retrospective quantitative content analysis. Setting Journal articles, press releases, and related news, with accompanying simulations. Sample Press releases (n=462) on biomedical and health related science issued by 20 leading UK universities in 2011, alongside their associated peer reviewed research papers and news stories (n=668). Main outcome measures Advice to readers to change behaviour, causal statements drawn from correlational research, and inference to humans from animal research that went beyond those in the associated peer reviewed papers. Results 40% (95% confidence interval 33% to 46%) of the press releases contained exaggerated advice, 33% (26% to 40%) contained exaggerated causal claims, and 36% (28% to 46%) contained exaggerated inference to humans from animal research. When press releases contained such exaggeration, 58% (95% confidence interval 48% to 68%), 81% (70% to 93%), and 86% (77% to 95%) of news stories, respectively, contained similar exaggeration, compared with exaggeration rates of 17% (10% to 24%), 18% (9% to 27%), and 10% (0% to 19%) in news when the press releases were not exaggerated. Odds ratios for each category of analysis were 6.5 (95% confidence interval 3.5 to 12), 20 (7.6 to 51), and 56 (15 to 211). At the same time, there was little evidence that exaggeration in press releases increased the uptake of news. Conclusions Exaggeration in news is strongly associated with exaggeration in press releases. Improving the accuracy of academic press releases could represent a key opportunity for reducing misleading health related news. PMID:25498121

  13. News: Good chemical manufacturing process criteria

    EPA Science Inventory

    This news column covers topics relating to manufacturing criteria, machine to machine technology, novel process windows, green chemistry indices, business resilience, immobilized enzymes, and Bt crops.

  14. Analytics for online markets

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    Johnson, Kris (Kris Dianne)

    2015-01-01

    Online markets are becoming increasingly important in today's world as more people gain access to the internet. Furthermore, the explosion of data that is collected via these online markets provides us with new opportunities ...

  15. TOXLINE (TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION ONLINE)

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    TOXLINE? (TOXicology information onLINE) are the National Library of Medicines extensive collection of online bibliographic information covering the pharmacological, biochemical, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. TOXLINE and TOXLINE65 together...

  16. The Online Underworld.

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    Scrogan, Len

    1988-01-01

    Discusses some of the misuses of telecommunicating using school computers, including online piracy, hacking, phreaking, online crime, and destruction boards. Suggests ways that schools can deal with these problems. (TW)

  17. 16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=13276

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    Flynn, Morris R.

    16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 1 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php;16/06/09 8:58 AMLatest News : Traffic Technology Today Page 2 of 3http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php

  18. Disease Detection or Public Opinion Reflection? Content Analysis of Tweets, Other Social Media, and Online Newspapers During the Measles Outbreak in the Netherlands in 2013

    PubMed Central

    Harmsen, Irene Anhai; Broekhuizen, Emma; Clijnk, Rutger; De Melker, Hester; Paulussen, Theo; Kok, Gerjo; Ruiter, Robert; Das, Enny

    2015-01-01

    Background In May 2013, a measles outbreak began in the Netherlands among Orthodox Protestants who often refuse vaccination for religious reasons. Objective Our aim was to compare the number of messages expressed on Twitter and other social media during the measles outbreak with the number of online news articles and the number of reported measles cases to answer the question if and when social media reflect public opinion patterns versus disease patterns. Methods We analyzed measles-related tweets, other social media messages, and online newspaper articles over a 7-month period (April 15 to November 11, 2013) with regard to topic and sentiment. Thematic analysis was used to structure and analyze the topics. Results There was a stronger correlation between the weekly number of social media messages and the weekly number of online news articles (P<.001 for both tweets and other social media messages) than between the weekly number of social media messages and the weekly number of reported measles cases (P=.003 and P=.048 for tweets and other social media messages, respectively), especially after the summer break. All data sources showed 3 large peaks, possibly triggered by announcements about the measles outbreak by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and statements made by well-known politicians. Most messages informed the public about the measles outbreak (ie, about the number of measles cases) (93/165, 56.4%) followed by messages about preventive measures taken to control the measles spread (47/132, 35.6%). The leading opinion expressed was frustration regarding people who do not vaccinate because of religious reasons (42/88, 48%). Conclusions The monitoring of online (social) media might be useful for improving communication policies aiming to preserve vaccination acceptability among the general public. Data extracted from online (social) media provide insight into the opinions that are at a certain moment salient among the public, which enables public health institutes to respond immediately and appropriately to those public concerns. More research is required to develop an automatic coding system that captures content and user’s characteristics that are most relevant to the diseases within the National Immunization Program and related public health events and can inform official responses. PMID:26013683

  19. Energy Information Online

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    Miller, Betty

    1978-01-01

    The need to search several files to obtain the maximum information on energy is emphasized. Energyline, APILIT, APIPAT, PIE News, TULSA, NTIS, and Chemical Abstracts Condensates files are described. (KP)

  20. Open Source Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Scacchi, Walt

    ­ Cybersecurity Conclusions #12;What is open source? Open source software (OSS) denotes specifications) ­ Computer games, defense, X-ray astronomy, Internet/Web infrastructure, bioinformatics, higher education, e News postings Project digests IM/Internet Relay Chat Scenarios of usage How-to guides Screenshots FAQs

  1. Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

    MedlinePLUS

    ... html Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC A change from past years, when Mom ... HealthDay News) -- When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is ...

  2. Implementing Online Physical Education

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    Mohnsen, Bonnie

    2012-01-01

    Online physical education, although seemingly an oxymoron, appears to be the wave of the future at least for some students. The purpose of this article is to explore research and options for online learning in physical education and to examine a curriculum, assessment, and instructional model for online learning. The article examines how physical…

  3. Developing Online Doctoral Programmes

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    Chipere, Ngoni

    2015-01-01

    The objectives of the study were to identify best practices in online doctoral programming and to synthesise these practices into a framework for developing online doctoral programmes. The field of online doctoral studies is nascent and presents challenges for conventional forms of literature review. The literature was therefore reviewed using a…

  4. Assessing Online Learning

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    Comeaux, Patricia, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    Students in traditional as well as online classrooms need more than grades from their instructors--they also need meaningful feedback to help bridge their academic knowledge and skills with their daily lives. With the increasing number of online learning classrooms, the question of how to consistently assess online learning has become increasingly…

  5. NEWS: Teachers' Awards 2001

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-09-01

    Every year, as the result of an Education Group initiative, the UK Institute of Physics honours a small number of practising teachers in both the primary and secondary sectors. Nominations come from a variety of sources: students, pupils, head teachers, colleagues, governors, advisers, Institute branches and parents. Selection is by a panel of teachers and former teachers, people fully aware of the real work and rewards of being a teacher. To qualify for a Teacher's Award there is one basic criterion: is this person an exceptional teacher? It is not a competition, merely a wish to spotlight and celebrate the work of physics teachers in the classroom. This year nine awards were made, one for primary science and the rest for teaching physics in secondary schools and colleges. This was a higher number than in previous years and reflects the increased number of nominations received. If you know of a teacher who deserves recognition then please tell us. We are looking for teachers who inspire in their students a love of science (at the primary level) or physics (at the secondary level). We would particularly welcome more nominations from the primary sector. If you, or any of your children or relatives, can think of such a teacher then please contact Steven Chapman (Steven.Chapman@iop.org) for more details or a nomination form.

  6. TownOnline.com -The Beacon: Teacher receives national award http://www2.townonline.com/acton/localRegional/view.bg?articleid... 1 of 2 8/26/06 9:58 AM

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    Hibbett, David S.

    TownOnline.com - The Beacon: Teacher receives national award http://www2.townonline.com/acton/localRegional/view.bg?articleid... 1 of 2 8/26/06 9:58 AM Home > The Beacon > Local News > RSS Feed E-mail Graphic Popular TeacherOnline.com - The Beacon: Teacher receives national award http://www2.townonline

  7. Media Literacy, News Literacy, or News Appreciation? A Case Study of the News Literacy Program at Stony Brook University

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    Fleming, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    This case study provides practical and theoretical insights into the Stony Brook news literacy program, which is one of the most ambitious and well-funded curricular experiments in modern journalism education and media literacy. Analysis of document, interview, and observation data indicates that news literacy educators sought to teach students…

  8. Science fiction/science fact: medical genetics in news stories.

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    Petersen, Alan; Anderson, Alison; Allan, Stuart

    2005-12-01

    News media coverage of biotechnology issues offers a rich source of fictional portrayals, with stories drawing strongly on popular imagery and metaphors in descriptions of the powers and dangers of biotechnology. This article examines how science fiction metaphors, imagery and motifs surface in British newspaper (broadsheet and tabloid) coverage of medical genetic issues, focusing on press reporting of two recent highly publicised news media events; namely, the Hashmi and Whitaker families' plights to use stem cells from a 'perfectly matched sibling' for the treatment of their diseased children. It is concerned in particular with the extent to which journalists' use of certain literary devices encourages preferred formulations of medical genetics, and thereby potentially shapes public deliberation about scientific developments and their consequences for society. Understanding how science fiction sustains science fact, and vice versa, and how the former is portrayed in news media, it is argued, would thus seem to be crucial in the effort to understand why people respond so strongly to biotechnologies, and what they imagine their consequences to be. PMID:16610136

  9. Online reputation management: the first steps.

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    Gay, Susan; Pho, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    Can patients reliably choose a good doctor online? Inevitably, some will. Many doctors are not comfortable being visible online. So if you do not have a blog or a social media profile, what shows up when a patient Googles you most likely will be something from an online rating site. This trend can have a profound impact on a medical practice. As one of authors (KP) noticed, patients are now saying that they found his practice through the Internet, in stark contrast to 10 years ago, when their information sources were the Yellow Pages or a newspaper ad, or from calling the local hospital. Below are five key reasons why determining your online reputation today can pay off in the future. This article will guide you in establishing your social media footprint and includes a personal story of one physician's reaction to conducting a Google search on herself. PMID:24228366

  10. News at Nine: The value of near-real time data for reaching mass media

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    Allen, J.; Ward, K.; Simmon, R. B.; Carlowicz, M. J.; Scott, M.; Przyborski, P. D.; Voiland, A. P.

    2012-12-01

    NASA's Earth Observatory (EO) is an online publication featuring NASA Earth science news and images. Since its inception in 1999, the EO team has relied heavily on near-real time satellite data to publish imagery of breaking news events, such as volcanoes, floods, fires, and dust storms. Major news outlets (Associated Press, The Weather Channel, CNN, etc.) have regularly republished Earth Observatory imagery in their coverage of events. Because of the nature of modern 24-hour news cycle, media almost always want near-real time coverage; providing it depends heavily on rapid data turnaround, user-friendly data systems, and fast data access. We will discuss how we use near-real time data and provide examples of how data systems have been transformed in the past 13 years. We will offer some thoughts on best practices (from the view of a user) in expedited data systems and the positive effect of those practices on public awareness of our content.. Finally, we will share how we work with science teams to see the potential stories in their data and the value of providing the data in a timely fashionAcquired October 9, 2010, this natural-color image shows the toxic sludge spill from an alumina plant in southern Hungary.

  11. 9/10/08 12:55 PMLoading "nsf.gov -News -Universally Speaking, Earthlings Share a Nice Neighborhood -US National Science Foundation (NSF)" Page 1 of 3http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112024

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    Rasio, Frederic A.

    Neighborhood - US National Science Foundation (NSF)" Page 1 of 3http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp Foundation (NSF)" Page 2 of 3http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112024 computing limitations

  12. Are On-Line Data Bases in Your Library's Future?

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    Deacon, Jim

    1983-01-01

    THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Today there are over 900 on-line data banks available for public access. Most microcomputers can use them through the aid of a modem and communication program. Major public information utilities that offer access to these on-line data bases are growing and expanding. The Source, a data base utility…

  13. Public knowledge and preventive behavior during a large-scale Salmonella outbreak: results from an online survey in the Netherlands

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Food-borne Salmonella infections are a worldwide concern. During a large-scale outbreak, it is important that the public follows preventive advice. To increase compliance, insight in how the public gathers its knowledge and which factors determine whether or not an individual complies with preventive advice is crucial. Methods In 2012, contaminated salmon caused a large Salmonella Thompson outbreak in the Netherlands. During the outbreak, we conducted an online survey (n?=?1,057) to assess the general public’s perceptions, knowledge, preventive behavior and sources of information. Results Respondents perceived Salmonella infections and the 2012 outbreak as severe (m?=?4.21; five-point scale with 5 as severe). Their knowledge regarding common food sources, the incubation period and regular treatment of Salmonella (gastro-enteritis) was relatively low (e.g., only 28.7% knew that Salmonella is not normally treated with antibiotics). Preventive behavior differed widely, and the majority (64.7%) did not check for contaminated salmon at home. Most information about the outbreak was gathered through traditional media and news and newspaper websites. This was mostly determined by time spent on the medium. Social media played a marginal role. Wikipedia seemed a potentially important source of information. Conclusions To persuade the public to take preventive actions, public health organizations should deliver their message primarily through mass media. Wikipedia seems a promising instrument for educating the public about food-borne Salmonella. PMID:24479614

  14. News Media Databases for Content Selection and Relevance in Introductory Geoscience Courses

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    Cervato, Cinzia; Ridky, Robert; Jach, Joan

    2009-01-01

    A systematic assessment of media-based coverage of geoscience topics relative to those found in textbooks is presented here. The specific question addressed is to what extent fully indexed media and print news sources can provide a useful model for course development. Whereas the improvement of students' scientific literacy cannot be achieved…

  15. 346 NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE | VOL 1 | OCTOBER 2011 | www.nature.com/natureclimatechange news & views

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    Minnesota, University of

    346 NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE | VOL 1 | OCTOBER 2011 | www.nature.com/natureclimatechange news & views and forests when it comes to carbon sequestration; trees are heavy, and carbon accounts for almost half sequestration of large quantities of carbon, tropical forests served as a small net source of carbon

  16. OSU Human Resources -106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 -(405) 744-5449 News You Can Use!

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    OSU Human Resources - 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 - (405) 744-5449 News You Can Use your User Name and password. If you haven't used the site before, click the link for "I am a first time issues, travel and more. GuidanceRe- sources services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  17. A Factor Analytic Study of the Credibility of Newspaper and TV News.

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    Lee, Seong Hyong

    This study explores the dimensions of credibility in newspaper and television news and compares the dimensions of media credibility with those of interpersonal source credibility. Subjects, 401 Kent State University undergraduates, were given a 12-page questionnaire designed to assess attitudes toward the following: newspaper national and…

  18. Deciphering Media Independence: The Gulf War Debate in Television and Newspaper News.

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    Peer, Limor; Chestnut, Beatrice

    1995-01-01

    Explores how the form of print versus television media influenced the autonomy of coverage during the Gulf War. Examines levels of support and criticism of President Bush's policy in the media and the diversity of sources evaluating that policy. Finds that television news was more supportive of the official government line than was print media.…

  19. news and views NATURE CELL BIOLOGY | VOL 1 | JULY 1999 | cellbio.nature.com E57

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    Bardwell, James

    news and views NATURE CELL BIOLOGY | VOL 1 | JULY 1999 | cellbio.nature.com E57 Protein oxidation long been suspected to be the primary source of oxidative power for protein folding. It has now been even more of a mystery. prime suspect in the oxidation of proteins has now been declared

  20. From the Boob Tube to the Black Box: Television News Comprehension from an Information Processing Perspective.

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    Woodall, W. Gill; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Reviews research on viewers' understanding and retention of television news broadcasts; discusses the cognitive processes of memory and comprehension; and develops two models, one based on episodical memory and the other on semantic networks. Guidelines are offered for research based on both of these models. More than 40 sources are cited. (EAO)

  1. Science News and the Science Classroom

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    McCullough, Laura

    2006-01-01

    Using "Science News" as a teaching tool promotes writing about science, talking about science, and broadening students' views about what science is. This article describes an ongoing assignment in which students choose one article from "Science News" each week and write a brief summary and explanation of why they picked that article. (Contains 1…

  2. NIH News in Health: September 2006

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    Wein, Harrison, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    News in Health, is a monthly newsletter that provides practical health news and information. As college students arrive on campus this fall, it is a time of new experiences, new friendships and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it can also be a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath--vandalism,…

  3. Program Management Collection. "LINCS" Resource Collection News

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    Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Program Management Collection, which covers the topics of Assessment, Learning Disabilities, and Program Improvement. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program Management,…

  4. Workforce Competitiveness Collection. "LINCS" Resource Collection News

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    Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Workforce Competitiveness Collection, covering the topics of workforce education, English language acquisition, and technology. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program…

  5. Satellite News Feeds: Protecting a Transient Interest.

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    Atwater, Tony; And Others

    Satellite news gathering (SNG) has been widely adopted in broadcast journalism in recent years, and appears likely to grow in importance as local television news operations increase their reliance on it. However, because the technology for SNG is so new, information transmitted through SNG systems is not adequately protected under current laws.…

  6. Home | News & Community | Free Newsletter | Search: Tips

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    Braun, Paul

    Home | News & Community | Free Newsletter | Search: Tips Articles News and Information Current Headlines Download Library Product Showcase Newsletters Events Calendar Tools Free Newsletter 2008 Media Kit a photonic band gap, said Paul Braun, a University Scholar and professor of materials science and engineering

  7. Kids, Crime, and Local Television News

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    Yanich, Danilo

    2005-01-01

    The vast majority of crime reporting occurs on local television news and in newspapers. Although crimes are extraordinary events, they assume an ordinariness that only daily reporting can give them. The obvious question is what does the news tell us about crime. This article compares the coverage of adult crime and the coverage of what the author…

  8. Computational Methods for Analyzing Health News Coverage

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    McFarlane, Delano J.

    2011-01-01

    Researchers that investigate the media's coverage of health have historically relied on keyword searches to retrieve relevant health news coverage, and manual content analysis methods to categorize and score health news text. These methods are problematic. Manual content analysis methods are labor intensive, time consuming, and inherently…

  9. Developing a News Media Literacy Scale

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    Ashley, Seth; Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Using a framework previously applied to other areas of media literacy, this study developed and assessed a measurement scale focused specifically on critical news media literacy. Our scale appears to successfully measure news media literacy as we have conceptualized it based on previous research, demonstrated through assessments of content,…

  10. e! Science News Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds

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    Rogers, John A.

    e! Science News Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy Published semiconductor manufacturing method pioneered at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just gotSemiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy | e! Science News 5/26/2010http

  11. Listening to Monotony: All-News Radio.

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    Woal, Michael

    A study analyzed statistically the monotony of all-news radio listening and identified stylistic figures that elicit attention in listeners. Subjects were 30 graduate students whose experience with radio news ranged from occasional listening over several months to regular listening five or seven days per week for several years. Respondents were…

  12. CORSSA: Community Online Resource for Statistical Seismicity Analysis

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    Zechar, J. D.; Hardebeck, J. L.; Michael, A. J.; Naylor, M.; Steacy, S.; Wiemer, S.; Zhuang, J.

    2011-12-01

    Statistical seismology is critical to the understanding of seismicity, the evaluation of proposed earthquake prediction and forecasting methods, and the assessment of seismic hazard. Unfortunately, despite its importance to seismology-especially to those aspects with great impact on public policy-statistical seismology is mostly ignored in the education of seismologists, and there is no central repository for the existing open-source software tools. To remedy these deficiencies, and with the broader goal to enhance the quality of statistical seismology research, we have begun building the Community Online Resource for Statistical Seismicity Analysis (CORSSA, www.corssa.org). We anticipate that the users of CORSSA will range from beginning graduate students to experienced researchers. More than 20 scientists from around the world met for a week in Zurich in May 2010 to kick-start the creation of CORSSA: the format and initial table of contents were defined; a governing structure was organized; and workshop participants began drafting articles. CORSSA materials are organized with respect to six themes, each will contain between four and eight articles. CORSSA now includes seven articles with an additional six in draft form along with forums for discussion, a glossary, and news about upcoming meetings, special issues, and recent papers. Each article is peer-reviewed and presents a balanced discussion, including illustrative examples and code snippets. Topics in the initial set of articles include: introductions to both CORSSA and statistical seismology, basic statistical tests and their role in seismology; understanding seismicity catalogs and their problems; basic techniques for modeling seismicity; and methods for testing earthquake predictability hypotheses. We have also begun curating a collection of statistical seismology software packages.

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    Online Enjoy over 2500 Channels on your PC TV Shows, News, Movies, Sports visit site > Bit..signup free Trade the world markets today! www.gnutrade.com Ads by Google - Advertise on this site MoreDefender Antivirus Guaranteed detection and removal of all viruses. PC World Best Buy! visit site > SIPfoundry A Free

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    's forest sustainability packs global impact - US National Science Fou... nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp://www.nsf.gov NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/ For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp Science

  15. The Intention to Share: Professionals' Knowledge Sharing Behaviors in Online Communities

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    Alajmi, Bibi M.

    2011-01-01

    Since the 1990s, the rise of some online communities as well as the decline of others has caught the attention of academia as well as of practice. One assumption for the decline of some online communities is the lack of the rich knowledge content that is believed to be the source of competitiveness and sustainability of any online community.…

  16. A Classroom of One: How Online Learning Is Changing Our Schools and Colleges.

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    Maeroff, Gene I.

    The principles and practice of online learning in schools and classrooms were examined. The data sources used for the study were as follows: face-to-face and telephone interviews; several field visits; a review of the literature; online visits to courses, chat rooms, and threaded discussions; and e-mail exchanges. The future of online learning at…

  17. Community of Inquiry and Video in Higher Education: Engaging Students Online

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    Conrad, Oliver

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this literature review was to explore how video technology can be effectively used in an online classroom setting. The author found and cited online journals with information about the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework. He further explored specific sources that could give readers an idea how online video technology can affect…

  18. NOVEL ONLINE ADAPTIVE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR BLIND DECONVOLUTION

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    Douglas, Scott C.

    NOVEL ON­LINE ADAPTIVE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR BLIND DECONVOLUTION USING THE NATURAL GRADIENT Lake City, UT 84112 USA Abstract: Blind deconvolution is an important task for numerous applications signal deconvolution and source separation. Keywords: adaptive algorithms, blind deconvolution, blind

  19. NOVEL ON-LINE ADAPTIVE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR BLIND DECONVOLUTION

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    Cichocki, Andrzej

    NOVEL ON-LINE ADAPTIVE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR BLIND DECONVOLUTION USING THE NATURAL GRADIENT City, UT 84112 USA Abstract: Blind deconvolution is an important task for numerous applications signal deconvolution and source separation. Keywords: adaptive algorithms, blind deconvolution, blind

  20. In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

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    Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Hodges, Charles B.

    2015-01-01

    The concept of the massive, open, online course (MOOC) is not new, but high-profile initiatives have moved MOOCs into the forefront of higher education news over the past few years. Members of institutions of higher education have mixed feelings about MOOCs, ranging from those who want to offer college credit for the successful completion of MOOCs…

  1. Chemical & Engineering News Serving the chemical, life sciences and laboratory worlds

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    Zare, Richard N.

    Chemical & Engineering News Serving the chemical, life sciences and laboratory worlds Latest News News | Chemical & Engineering News http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/87/i24/8724news1.html 1 of 2 6 for the Advancement of Science, and the Association for Women in Science. Chemical & Engineering News ISSN 0009

  2. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Sign Up -News Home Help

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    and Washington. news web sites Chirac gave the undertaking during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Paris a visit to Washington last month by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. news web sites Relations between France Iraq ( - )news web sites AFP Photo Welcome, Guest Yahoo! News Thu, Jan 29, 2004 US rebuffs Chirac

  3. Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1992

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1992. The index is arranged in six sections: subject index, personal names index, news release number index, accession number index, speeches, and news releases.

  4. Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1993

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1993. The index is arranged in six sections: subject index, personal names index, news release number index, accession number index, speeches, and news releases.

  5. Online Robust PCA Online Sparse + Low-Rank Matrix Recovery

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    Vaswani, Namrata

    Online Robust PCA or Online Sparse + Low-Rank Matrix Recovery Namrata Vaswani Dept. of Electrical Sparse Matrix Recovery Online Robust PCA Recovery from incomplete data: the question In many applications Robust PCA 2/53 #12;Online Sparse Matrix Recovery Online Robust PCA Recovery from incomplete data

  6. Space Shuttle Status News Conference

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2005-01-01

    Richard Gilbech, External Tank "Tiger Team" Lead, begins this space shuttle news conference with detailing the two major objectives of the team. The objectives include: 1) Finding the root cause of the foam loss on STS-114; and 2) Near and long term improvements for the external tank. Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program Manager, presents a chart to explain the external tank foam loss during STS-114. He gives a possible launch date for STS-121 after there has been a repair to the foam on the External Tank. He further discusses the changes that need to be made to the surrounding areas of the plant in New Orleans, due to Hurricane Katrina. Bill Gerstemaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations, elaborates on the testing of the external tank foam loss. The discussion ends with questions from the news media about a fix for the foam, replacement of the tiles, foam loss avoidance, the root cause of foam loss and a possible date for a new external tank to be shipped to NASA Kennedy Space Center.

  7. The NEWS Water Cycle Climatology

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    Rodell, Matthew; Beaudoing, Hiroko Kato; L'Ecuyer, Tristan; William, Olson

    2012-01-01

    NASA's Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) program fosters collaborative research towards improved quantification and prediction of water and energy cycle consequences of climate change. In order to measure change, it is first necessary to describe current conditions. The goal of the first phase of the NEWS Water and Energy Cycle Climatology project was to develop "state of the global water cycle" and "state of the global energy cycle" assessments based on data from modern ground and space based observing systems and data integrating models. The project was a multi-institutional collaboration with more than 20 active contributors. This presentation will describe the results of the water cycle component of the first phase of the project, which include seasonal (monthly) climatologies of water fluxes over land, ocean, and atmosphere at continental and ocean basin scales. The requirement of closure of the water budget (i.e., mass conservation) at various scales was exploited to constrain the flux estimates via an optimization approach that will also be described. Further, error assessments were included with the input datasets, and we examine these in relation to inferred uncertainty in the optimized flux estimates in order to gauge our current ability to close the water budget within an expected uncertainty range.

  8. Mining Adverse Drug Reactions from online healthcare forums using Hidden Markov Model

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    Sampathkumar, Hariprasad; Chen, Xue-wen; Luo, Bo

    2014-10-23

    of unstructured data sources such as: literary sources like published biomedical literature including books, journals and papers, along with clinical sources like patientmedical history and online healthcare forums. Biomedical sources Biomedical sources include... systems are primarily used in the discovery and extraction of knowledge from unstructured text data [40]. Figure 1 presents the architecture of our Text Mining system used for extracting Drug-Side Effects relationships from online healthcare forums...

  9. Online Database Searching in Smaller Public Libraries.

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    Roose, Tina

    1983-01-01

    Online database searching experiences of nine Illinois public libraries--Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg Township, Waukegan, Wilmette--are discussed, noting search costs, user charges, popular databases, library acquisition, interaction with users, and staff training. Three sources are…

  10. Online Resources for Theatre Education. ERIC Digest.

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    Sun, Ping-Yun

    Since the Internet has become a primary information source, this digest offers a list of online resources to assist teachers and educators in conducting research and curriculum development and in meeting the National Standards for Arts Education in Theatre. The digest provides brief summaries of three Web sites on theatre education. It then…

  11. Graduate Students' Perceptions of Online Learning

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    Fedynich, LaVonne; Bradley, Karen Sue; Bradley, Jack

    2015-01-01

    Online education has definitely moved into higher education with new programs being added continuously. How can institutions ensure that they are offering quality programs? A vital source of information should come from the students who participated in this study. The purpose of this study was to gain insights into graduate students' perceptions…

  12. Working on Understanding during Collaborative Online Reading

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    Kiili, Carita; Laurinen, Leena; Marttunen, Miika; Leu, Donald J.

    2012-01-01

    This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs discussed the topic freely to activate their prior knowledge. Next, they gathered source material on the…

  13. Credibility of a Newspaper Health Story: The Influence of Source and Source Intent.

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    Salwen, Michael B.

    To discover the components of a trustworthy source, a study evaluated the credibility of health-related news stories. Subjects, 192 college undergraduates, read one of four random versions of a one-page newspaper story about aspirin's ability to ward off heart attacks. They were told that the sources for the articles were: a medical journal (high…

  14. www.xinhuanet.com XINHUA online

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    - Enterprises - Policy update - Technological & Economic Development Zones News Photos Voice People Biz - Shanghai spirit takes shape - Common sense needed in tackling teen sex Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency

  15. Going Online the MI Way.

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    Feldt, Jill

    This booklet describes online searching using Materials Information, a metallurgy and metals science information service of the Institute of Metals in London and ASM International in Cleveland, Ohio, which is available through the major online vendors. Described in detail are online searching, online databases, costs, online hosts or vendors,…

  16. Does Local Television News Coverage Cultivate Fatalistic Beliefs about Cancer Prevention?

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    Niederdeppe, Jeff; Fowler, Erika Franklin; Goldstein, Kenneth; Pribble, James

    2008-01-01

    A substantial proportion of American adults hold fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention despite evidence that a large proportion of cancer deaths are preventable. Several scholars suggest that news media coverage is one source of these beliefs, but scant evidence has been brought to bear on this assertion. We report findings from two studies that assess the plausibility of the claim that local television (TV) news cultivates fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention. Study 1 features a content analysis of an October 2002 national sample of local TV and newspaper coverage about cancer (n=122 television stations; n=60 newspapers). Study 2 describes an analysis of the 2005 Annenberg National Health Communication Survey (ANHCS, n=1,783 respondents). Study 1 indicates that local TV news stories were more likely than newspaper stories to mention cancer causes and scientific research and less likely to provide follow-up information. Study 2 reveals that local TV news viewing was positively associated with fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention. Overall, findings are consistent with the claim that local TV news coverage may promote fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention. We conclude with a discussion of study implications for cultivation theory and the knowledge gap hypothesis and suggest foci for future research. PMID:20563221

  17. Embedded promotions in online services: how goal-relevance ambiguity shapes response and affect.

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    Brasel, S Adam

    2010-09-01

    Adding promotions to online services is increasingly commonplace, yet consumers may have difficulty determining whether service-embedded promotions are goal-relevant, due to the linear and transactional nature of online services. This contextual effect of goal-relevance ambiguity on promotions is explored across three studies. An exploratory study utilizing actual service websites and a broad range of consumers as participants showed promotional elements in online services generated considerable confusion, and instructions labeling promotions as optional did little to relieve goal-relevance ambiguity. A second study using student participants inserted promotions into an online airline ticket service, a shopping site, a local news blog, and a news headline aggregator, to explore how linear and transactional sites such as online services compared to more exploratory or informational online environments. Results showed that service-embedded promotions enjoyed initial compliance far beyond promotions in traditional websites but also generated increased confusion, frustration, and anger. A third study utilizing student participants explored how varying levels of online service experience created differing responses to promotions in services; novices were less able to judge promotional goal-relevance and experienced more confusion, whereas experienced searchers were more likely to respond with frustration and anger. Many participants complied with promotional offers at the time of the service transaction, but stated intentions to use the promotion postservice were very low. The overall results spotlight goal-relevance ambiguity as an important driver of consumer response to online promotions, and highlight the role website context can play in the processing of online promotional elements. PMID:20853986

  18. Online shopping hesitation.

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    Cho, Chang-Hoan; Kang, Jaewon; Cheon, Hongsik John

    2006-06-01

    This study was designed to understand which factors influence consumer hesitation or delay in online product purchases. The study examined four groups of variables (i.e., consumer characteristics, contextual factors perceived uncertainty factors, and medium/channel innovation factors) that predict three types of online shopping hesitation (i.e., overall hesitation, shopping cart abandonment, and hesitation at the final payment stage). We found that different sets of delay factors are related to different aspects of online shopping hesitation. The study concludes with suggestion for various delay-reduction devices to help consumers close their online decision hesitation. PMID:16780394

  19. News 

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    , tooled in gilt; engraved throughout (39 double-pages and one folding plate by Loggan), being illustrations of Oxford, its libraries, theatres, and sites; with presentation inscription from the Master and Fel- lows, Pembroke College, Oxford, to Sir John...-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 and manuscripts, was the subject of much chat...

  20. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-03-01

    Microscopy: Schools to gain remote access to Oxford University-based SEM Canada: Perimeter Institute calls international applicants to its 2005 summer school ASE: ASE 2005 refreshes the teaching parts that other conferences cannot reach Scotland: Glasgow hosts Kelvin exhibition Climate Analysis: Met Office sets up project to predict climate change Wales: Welsh teachers meet at Christ College, Brecon ESERA: ESERA 2005 unveils its conference programme Higher Education: Educators address school-university transition Christmas Lecture Series: Royal Institution supports Christmas Lecture series with interactive CD-ROM Events: UK’s Science Week kicks off in March Grants: PPARC and IOP to provide grants worth up to £400 Camera Competition: Congratulations go to camera winners Teachers’ TV: Teachers’ channel hits the small screen Physics and Music: Foster and Liebeck presentation combines physics and music Science on Stage: SOS gears up for Geneva festival Nanoworld: Hirsch lecture at Oxford focuses on the nanoworld GIREP: GIREP conference aims to raise physics’ profile Course: STELAR offers free radio-communication course

  1. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-05-01

    Schools lecture: Institute of Physics roadshow is a lecture series with a difference Rugby Meeting: 17th Annual Meeting for Teachers of Physics boasts an impressive schedule Courses: Year-12 pupils go to Open University Camera Competition: Enter now to win a new camera! Conference: Teachers invited to CERN in September New Zealand: Royal Society of New Zealand tackles fear of physics Bulgaria: Fairies, witches and extraterrestrials: how to teach science using theatre Schools lecture: Institute seeks speaker for its annual lecture series Competition: Critical thinking is encouraged by global warming competition Scotland: Two good reasons to visit Scotland this summer Competition: Test your knowledge Free Event: June IOP conference Conference: Also in Liverpool…

  2. News

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2004-05-01

    SHAP Awards: SHAP students come out on top APECS Seminar: Able Pupils Experience Challenging Science project gets support SHAP Awards : Teachers get awards too Institute Awards: Musical squares: musical pair continue to share their adventures in sound Meeting: Rugby School hosts Schools’ Physics Group Meeting Germany: German didactics group puts on a full programme for spring meeting Radio Communication: GB4FUN: mobile radio shack hits the airwaves and is a hit with schools Saturn: Cassini Huygens mission: Saturn here we come! World Year of Physics: Conference continues with its preparations for 2005 Resources: New resources on radioactive materials available JG was supported by KBN grant no 2 P03A 020 24.

  3. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2002-01-01

    of Illinois, Urbana, presided. The following members were elected to offices: Annabel Patterson as President (2002), John Leonard as Vice Presi- dent (2002), and Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler and Paul Stevens for three-year membership (2002-2004) on the Executive... of the following book and essay: Barbara K. Lewalski, The Life of John Milton (Oxford: Ba- sil Basil Blackwell Publishers, 2000) John Leonard, ?Milton, Lucretius, and the ?void profound of unessential Night,?? Living Texts: Interpreting Milton, eds. Kristin A...

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    Dickson, Donald R., ed.

    2007-01-01

    Arnold, Mary Fenton, and Thomas Luxon. Excused were Gardner Campbell, Angelica Duran, and Gregory Machacek. 1. OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following members of the society were nominated for offices: Paul Stevens for President; Kristin Pruitt... (Treasurer), and the following members of the Executive Committee: Arnold, Fenton, and von Maltzahn. 1. Labriola and Benet were reappointed Secretary and Treasurer, respec- tively. 2. Benet was empowered to choose a site for the 2007 dinner and meeting...

  5. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2006-01-01

    : Mar- garet Arnold, Stephen B. Dobranski, and Thomas Luxon. Excused were Gardner Campbell, Angelica Duran, and Jeffrey Shoulson. 1. OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following members of the society were nominated for offices: Laura L. Knoppers...: Knoppers (President), Stevens (Vice President), Labriola (Secretary), Benet (Treasurer), Arnold, Campbell, Duran, Fenton, Luxon, and Machacek of the Executive Committee. 1. Labriola and Benet were reappointed Secretary and Treasurer, respec- tively. 2...

  6. News 

    E-print Network

    2008-01-01

    of the Executive Committee: Margaret Arnold, Mary Fenton, Thomas Luxon, William Shullenberger, and Nicholas von Maltzahn. Excused was Gregory Machacek. 1. OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following members of the society were nominated for offices: Kristin... Pruitt for Presi- dent; Tom Luxon for Vice President; and for three-year membership (2008- 2010) on the Executive Committee Ken Hiltner and Nigel Smith, succeeding Margaret Arnold and Tom Luxon. 2. TREASURER?S REPORT. Benet indicated that the assets...

  7. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2004-01-01

    outline the proposed paper or lecture-demonstration as fully as possible and include requests for any needed audiovisual equipment. Papers will be limited to 30 minutes. Abstracts should be sent via e-mail or post to: Dr. Amanda Eubanks Winkler 308 Bowne...

  8. News

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2003-01-01

    the corrections that were necessary before an expur- gated copy could be read by the faithful. In short, De revolutionibus was an enormously influential book, entering right away into the libraries of humanists like Johannes Sambucus, architects like Juan de... the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Latin supplements to classical texts were popular: Johannes Freinsheim ?completed? Tacitus and Curtius Rufus; C. B. Morisot, Ovid?s Fasti; Pius Bononiensis, Valerius Flaccus?s Argonautica; and Thomas May, Lucan?s Pharsalia...

  9. News

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    Davenhall, Clive

    2011-09-01

    Townsend Observatory destroyed; BAA Lunar Section archives; Astro-Cymru; Royal star identified; Formation of Johannes Kepler Working Group; Tycho Brahe exhumed; Ancient observatory discovered in Iran...; ... and in Mexico; Calling all ex-occupants of interplanetary craft.

  10. News

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    Riedmann, Eva M.

    2012-01-01

    Two new combination pediatric vaccines advancing to use in infants Oncolytic viruses successfully delivered intravenously Cuba eliminates hepatitis B among minors under 15 Alzheimer's vaccine trial a success Study: Shingles vaccine safe for patients on immune-suppressing drugs Therapeutic cancer vaccine against metastatic renal cell carcinoma enters Phase 3 Pfizer’s Men B vaccine shows promise in Phase 2 Biovest initiates formal regulatory approval process for BiovaxID in Europe PMID:22914446

  11. News

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    Davenhall, Clive

    2012-06-01

    Herschel papers catalogued and accessible; Maskelyne papers accepted for the nation; centenary of the Hamburg Observatory; oldest astrologer's board found; Groupe Flammarion sold; ancient sundial found; keeping time (modern folk song about John Harrison).

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    Donald R. Dickson, ed.

    2005-01-01

    recognized the excellence of Neil Forsyth, The Satanic Epic (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2003). The Irene Samuel Memorial Award recognized the excellence of the following multiauthor collection: Paradise Regained in Context: Genre, Politics, Religion...

  13. Information sources in engineering

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    Anthony, L.J.

    1985-01-01

    This book was designed to serve as a guide to the wide range of sources of information used by engineers. The first part of this research tool describes the major primary and secondary sources for information (including online systems) that are relevant to all engineering disciplines. The second part provides the same information for each of the 19 specific engineering disciplines, with each chapter being written by an expert in the particular branch of engineering. This new edition of a work previously published under the title Use of Engineering Literature has been completely re-written with a new team of contributors. There is greater emphasis on disciplines basic to all engineering areas, e.g., fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials science. Recent developments covered include robotics, CAD/CAM systems, renewable energy sources, and the use of online systems for information retrieval.

  14. News and Announcements 2011 Archive

    Cancer.gov

    December 27, 2011 Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) adds three members: UCSF, OHSU, and John Hopkins University Source: CIP Specialized Initiatives June 29, 2011 National Lung Screening Trial shows 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality Source: NCI Press

  15. Online Advertising in Social Networks

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    Bagherjeiran, Abraham; Bhatt, Rushi P.; Parekh, Rajesh; Chaoji, Vineet

    Online social networks offer opportunities to analyze user behavior and social connectivity and leverage resulting insights for effective online advertising. This chapter focuses on the role of social network information in online display advertising.

  16. Experiences with On-Line STEAMPOP 

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    Nath, R.; Libby, D. J.; Marcinkowska, A. R.; Skarke, S. C.; Thomasson, M. J.; Worsham, B. A.

    1988-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-IE-88-09-09.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 26061 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name ESL-IE-88-09-09.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Experiences With On-Line... at best. Continuous savings can be realized by converting these programs to on-line mode. This conversion however is nontrivial. , This paper presents a practical approach to thlS converSlon. This approach has been successfully applied to a steam...

  17. SGM : News : Previous News Stories http://www.sgm.ac.uk/news/newsmonths/september04.cfm 1 of 6 8/9/06 10:56 AM

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    Gardner, Andy

    to the Department of Health, more than 130,000 doses of surplus blood products were sent overseas and 12 countries for Overseas Development. Departing from the official Vatican viewpoint that #12;SGM : News : Previous News

  18. Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten International Mathematical News

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    Pottmann, Helmut

    #12;Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten International Mathematical News Nouvelles Math ¨Osterreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft, Wien. ISSN 0020-7926. #12;Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten Wunderlich -- Herausgeber der Internationalen Ma- thematischen Nachrichten von 1953 bis 1977

  19. Management forecast credibility and underreaction to news

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    Ng, Jeffrey

    In this paper, we first document evidence of underreaction to management forecast news. We then hypothesize that the credibility of the forecast influences the magnitude of this underreaction. Relying on evidence that more ...

  20. Risk Analysis and the Construction of News.

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    Wilkins, Lee; Patterson, Philip

    1987-01-01

    Explains that the news media commit fundamental errors of attribution in covering risk situations by (1) treating them as novelties, (2) failing to analyze the entire system, and (3) using insufficiently analytical language. (NKA)