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March 31, 2015

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2:00 PM | We must pull together to grasp consciousness
Human-like artificial intelligence and consciousness are two of the toughest topics in science. Margaret Boden explains why
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1:08 PM | Science of Science Communication 2.0, Session 10.1: Teaching science in a polluted science communication environment, part I -- Evolution
It's that time again!  "Science of Science Communication 2.0" session 10. Reading list here, & study/discussion questions below.   Well?
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12:30 PM | Citizen Science Uses Art to Unlock Scientific Knowledge
Citizen Science in Science GossipSince the release of Science Gossip a little less than a month ago, 3,600 volunteers have enthusiastically completed 160,000 classifications of natural history illustrations from the pages of 19th century science periodicals! As a result, the periodicals Recreative Science and Midland Naturalist are now fully classified and both the Magazine of Natural History and Journal of Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology and Meteorology and the Intellectual Observer are […]
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12:26 PM | SSRN Top Downloads - ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development ProcessNader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) and University of Malaya (UM)Date posted to database: 16 Dec 2009Last
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12:24 PM | SSRN PROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic)
SSRN eLibrary Search ResultsPROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic) 18,284 Total downloadsShowing Papers 1 - 50 of 100Sort By12 | Next >     Embedded (Lead) Users as Catalysts to Product DiffusionCreativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 151-168, 2015Tim Schweisfurth andCornelius Herstatt Technische Universität München (TUM)andTechnical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)Date Posted: February 19, 2015Accepted Paper SeriesLong Term […]
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12:23 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For PROD: Analytical (Product) (Topic)
1 1,504 Mass Customization at Adidas: Three Strategic Capabilities to Implement Mass CustomizationFrank T. Piller, Evalotte Lindgens and Frank Steiner RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Aachen University and RWTH Aachen University - School of Business and EconomicsDate posted to database: 31 Jan 2012Last Revised: 31 Jan 2012 2 1,404 From Social Media to Social Product Development: The […]
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12:00 PM | Tuesday Crustie: Made in Taiwan
Even though I’m nominally an expert in crustaceans, I’m embarrassed by how little I know about them. If I was walking down a beach and saw this little guy, I would recognize it as Emerita – which I should, since they were one of the species in my doctoral thesis! – but I would be completely oblivious to this being a new species.I might, and I stress might, clue into to the colour. The blue patch at the front around the eyes is something that is different than in other […]
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11:30 AM | Nous Sommes Humains...
Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, Economy, Jobs, STEM, Women in ScienceA re-post that, after consideration, I decided not to edit [much] in content, with exception of the post title ("we are humans"), since much of its form and content is still quite relevant. As Dean Kamen has been known to say: "you get what you celebrate." In a society centered on celebrity without talent where we celebrate the vile and absurd; confused between controversy, journalism and governance, we all appear to […]
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11:23 AM | Eek! How your face reveals your body's real age
Looking good… or bad: Software that uses a 3D image of your face can predict how quickly your body is ageing
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11:00 AM | The Psychology of Dating
In this age of rationality and endless data, intuition is often looked upon as an inferior means of problem-solving. Yet in many situations, even in the hard sciences, it is the most useful means of all. “I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I […]
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11:00 AM | Shape-Shifting Sensor...
Image Source: NISTTopics: Biology, Diagnostics, Engineering, Medicine, NanotechnologyScientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is capable of sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing that is not possible with current technology. If eventually put into widespread use, the design could have a […]
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10:52 AM | There is crying in science. That’s okay.
People cry. Scientists are people. Therefore, scientists cry. So why is it that scientists and academics can get so freaked out by a colleague or student crying? I cried through my entire defense. I was completely embarrassed by it at … Continue reading →
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10:44 AM | African-Americans Receive Heart Transplants at Hospitals With Poor Performance Track Records
About five million people in the US suffer from heart failure, and approximately half of them die within five years of being diagnosed. Only about 2,500 people a year receive a heart transplant – the treatment of last resort. A new heart can be life-saving, but it is also life-changing. Even under the best conditions, the surgery is complex, and recovery carries a heavy physical and emotional burden. And not all heart transplant recipients fare equally well after the surgery.... Read more

Kilic, A., Higgins, R., Whitson, B. & Kilic, A. (2015). Racial Disparities in Outcomes of Adult Heart Transplantation, Circulation, 131 (10) 882-889. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011676

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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: March 31, 2015
When I think upon moments I experienced pure joy, I’m reminded that accomplishment and success while important, pale in the light of what really matters. None of the following are dependent […]
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10:30 AM | Is your face the same age as you are?
Researchers spot biological differences in those faces that don’t match their age
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9:46 AM | Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: A Personal Account (Part 2)
Click here to read part 1 of this story. Like a procession of overdressed zombies holding walking poles, we’ve been staggering uphill on this loose volcanic rock since midnight. My watch reads 4:14am. Although our pace rivals that of a … Continue reading »
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9:41 AM | Evolving a Whale-Shrimp
Our oceans were filled with amazing animals that tell us about the past and the way evolution works.
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9:00 AM | What is the best management approach for patellofemoral pain?
In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a mixed methods study, which combined findings from high-quality systematic reviews with clinical reasoning from international clinical experts to produce a best practice guide for clinicians managing patients with patellofemoral pain. The post What is the best management approach for patellofemoral pain? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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9:00 AM | Is Climate Change Causing the Seasons to Change? Citizen Scientists in the UK Help Find Out with Nature’s Calendar
Interested in more spring themed citizen science projects? Check out the ones the SciStarter team has handpicked for you here! Or use SciStarter’s project finder to find one that piques your curiosity! In 1998 Tim Sparks, a research biologist at Britain’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Cambridge started a pilot project designed to record […]Find more posts like Is Climate Change Causing the Seasons to Change? Citizen Scientists in the UK Help Find Out with Nature’s […]
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9:00 AM | A comment from a hiring manager at a large chemical company
From the inbox, an explanation of the process for hiring entry-level Ph.D.s for very large chemical companies:Most large chemical companies use a system of applicant selection that involves:Preselection of candidates for on-campus interviews, Formal on-campus interviews (~ Aug-Oct)On-site interviews (Sept-Dec)Offers of employment. My company sends a small team of R&D personnel to selected universities for 1-2 days to conduct interviews. Prior to arriving on campus, the assigned […]
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8:35 AM | Is anhedonia a key component of depression comorbid to autism?
Anhedonia: the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable.Although by no means an expert on anhedonia (or much else), I believe that it is a concept quite important when it comes to making a diagnosis of depression although the precise hows and whys of connecting anhedonia to other symptoms are still the source of some discussion [1].The paper from Vicki Bitsika & Christopher Sharpley [2] brings the concepts of anhedonia and depression into […]

Bitsika, V. & Sharpley, C. (2015). Differences in the Prevalence, Severity and Symptom Profiles of Depression in Boys and Adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder versus Normally Developing Controls, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 62 (2) 158-167. DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2014.998179

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8:18 AM | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Open Access Articles | Digital Commons Network™
All Articles in Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Follow Faceted Search4,259 full-text articles. Page 1 of 115.Role Of Motivation In Learning Course On Hrm Student Achievement Program Management Studies,priyono iyon priyono management, ilham thaief ilham ilham management, rahayu puji suci poppy poppy management2015 university pgri adi buanaExploration Of The Relationships Between And Among Role Strain, Faculty Stress, And Organizational […]
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8:00 AM | A Visit to the Museum of Osteology
I knew what I expected from the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City: amusement. I go to a lot of museums, and in my experience, privately-run museums based on one person’s obsession are always quirky and often pretty fun. This museum was founded by a guy and his wife who have a business next door […]
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8:00 AM | Rangewide ploidy variation and evolution in Acacia senegal: a north-south divide?
Knowledge of rangewide variation in DNA content and ploidy level may be valuable in understanding the evolutionary history of a species. A recent study of Acacia senegal showed a geographic pattern of genetic variation, which differentiated East and Southern African populations from those in the Sudano-Sahelian region. In a new study published in AoB PLANTS, […]
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7:41 AM | Is there a Point in Travel?
As my last post makes clear, I have been busy travelling recently. My trip encompassed visits to both New York and Boston, cities which in years past I have visited quite frequently. Boston is delightfully non-American: its streets are not … Continue reading →
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7:38 AM | Holdings: Virtual teams for NPD – an innovative experience for R&D engineers
Cite thisText thisEmail thisExport RecordExport to RefWorksExport to EndNoteWebExport to EndNoteAdd to FavoritesVirtual teams for NPD – an innovative experience for R&D engineers New interaction tools such as internet allow companies to gain valuable input from research and development (R&D) engineers via virtual teams. Consequently, engineers also get more expertise in diminutive time frames. Virtual R&D teams present the key impetus to the technology acquisition […]
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7:36 AM | A lazy person’s pill- Mimetics for everything
In a paper published in the peer review journal Ageing Research Reviews this month, authors Ingram and Roth summarise their long research into calorie restriction mimetics. Calorie restriction (CR), i.e. […]
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7:26 AM | SCOPUS indexed article
Articles per profileEbrahim, Nader Ale (22974706300)Doc IDYearCorrectEthical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writingBakhtiyari, K.  Salehi, H.  Embi, M.A.  Shakiba, M.  Zavvari, A.  Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.  Ebrahim, N.A.  Mohammadjafari, M.849214917472014yVisibility and citation impactEbrahim, N.A.  Salehi, H.  Embi, M.A.  Tanha, F.H.  Gholizadeh, H.  Motahar, S.M.849071801962014yEquality of Google scholar with […]
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7:09 AM | Driving Through the Most Dangerous Plate Boundary in the World: Looking for the "Big One"
Tomales Bay just might be the most contradictory places in all of California. On the one hand, it is one of the most peaceful and serene places in the state, a largely undeveloped fifteen-mile long bay, protected from the worst of Pacific storms and waves by Inverness Ridge. On the other, it hides the trace of the San Andreas fault, and California's worst earthquake ripped through the bay in 1906.We are just getting started on our journey across the most dangerous plate boundary in the world, […]
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6:30 AM | Mental health service users on Twitter: a platform for feedback and support?
Sarah Knowles considers the challenges facing researchers using Twitter to find out more about mental health service user experiences of feedback and support. The post Mental health service users on Twitter: a platform for feedback and support? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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