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March 30, 2015

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9:47 AM | Why a level playing field needs good leadership
Recently Philip Moriarty discussed on this blog both the importance of a recent Cambridge University event on what success means for women within the HE Sector and diversity issues more generally, but also (as he put it) the vacuity of leadership within a university context. “I didn’t become an academic in order to be led”, […] The post Why a level playing field needs good leadership appeared first on physicsfocus.org.
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4:09 AM | Search Result :: SPELL – Scientific Periodicals Electronic Library
Overview of the intellectual production of performance measurement in public management ID: 34598Authors: Érica Kushihara Akim, Ricardo Coser Mergulhão. Source:Revista de Administração Pública, v. 49, n. 2, p. 337-366, March-April, 2015. 30 page(s).Keyword: bibliometric analysis, performance measurement, public management Document type: Article (Portuguese)Search Result :: SPELL – Scientific Periodicals Electronic
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4:02 AM | Is quality and completeness of reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in high impact radiology journals associated with citation rates?
PLoS ONEVolume 10, Issue 3, 16 March 2015, Article number e0119892Is quality and completeness of reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in high impact radiology journals associated with citation rates?  (Article)Van Der Pol, C.B.a, McInnes, M.D.F.ab , Petrcich, W.b, Tunis, A.S.a, Hanna, R.aa Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canadab Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, […]
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4:02 AM | Overview of the intellectual production of performance measurement in public management
Revista de Administracao PublicaVolume 49, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 337-366Overview of the intellectual production of performance measurement in public management  (Article)[Panorama da produção intelectual sobre a medição de desempenho na gestão pública][Panorama de la producción intelectual de medición del desempeño en la gestión pública]Akim, É.K. , Mergulhão, R.C. Universidade […]
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3:56 AM | dblp: Nader Ale Ebrahim
2013[i9]Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md. Yunus, Hadi Farhadi, Masood Fooladi, Maryam Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim:A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases. CoRR abs/1305.0377 (2013)[i8]Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md. Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim:Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? CoRR abs/1305.0379 (2013)[i7]Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Farhadi, […]

March 29, 2015

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6:08 PM | You Should Know: Kristina Campbell and The Intestinal Gardener
Welcome to the twenty-sixth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. I am also continuing my Women’s History... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:29 PM | Connecting Europe to the US – Russia Proposes Plans for World’s Most Epic Super Highway
According to CNN… “Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country’s eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America.” The proposed plans include the construction of a significant roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, along with new train networks spanning thousands of […]
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6:55 AM | Profile in SEB Bulletin
The Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) wrote up a profile of me in my role as Editor of Teaching Tools in Plant Biology. The original is here http://www.sebiology.org/publications/Bulletin/SEB_Bulletin.htmlSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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12:35 AM | NASA Astronaut and Russian Cosmonaut Take Flight for Historic Year-Long Space Mission
On Friday (Mar. 27), NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko boarded a Russian Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft and blasted off to the International Space Station, beginning a historic yearlong expedition in space. The pair was joined by cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who will stay on the space station for the typical six-month mission. Padalka, who is now on his fifth long-duration flight, will become the new world record holder for most days spent […]

March 28, 2015

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12:39 PM | PLOS ONE: Is Quality and Completeness of Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Published in High Impact Radiology Journals Associated with Citation Rates?
 Source: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119892Is Quality and Completeness of Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Published in High Impact Radiology Journals Associated with Citation Rates? Christian B. van der Pol, Matthew D. F. McInnes , William Petrcich, Adam S. Tunis, Ramez Hanna Published: March 16, 2015DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119892 AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study is to determine […]
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11:30 AM | Saturday Science Experiment: Spies and CSIs
          Looking for a weekend project? Here are three activities that little spies and detectives can do with regular household items. Write secret messages and reveal them easily- no lemon juice or open flames! Then create a fingerprint database of the members of your household with very little mess. Spy project #1: Invisible messages with wax and watercolors Supplies: scrap paper, white crayons, watercolors, paintbrush, an optional […]
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12:00 AM | China Announces Plans To Help Build A Billion-Dollar Solar Power Plant In Ghana
The Chinese solar firm Hanergy has announced plans to help develop a $1 billion solar power plant in Ghana. According to Africa Review… “Solar solutions company Hanergy Solar’s subsidiary has acquired 70 per cent equity in Ghanaian company Savanna Solar to develop a 400 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in northern Ghana at an estimated cost of US $1.1 billion.”   In addition to heavy involvement in oil and other key industries, the Chinese […]

March 27, 2015

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10:57 PM | Why I No Longer Prescribe a Night Guard for Grinding
If you grind your teeth, you likely have sleep apnea. Here's everything you need to know about what to expect from your dentist if you grind your teeth. The post Why I No Longer Prescribe a Night Guard for Grinding appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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8:21 PM | A Place in Space and Star Cycles
For STEM Friday we have a new e-book, A Place In Space, by Astronomer Sarah Willis. In a clever linkage of ideas, a young girl and her cat take an imaginary trip into space (via telescope) to explore the Cat’s … Continue reading →
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8:03 PM | Google’s Newest Project: Cataloging and Showcasing the World’s Street Art
Last June, Google launched the Street Art Project, with the goal of showcasing the world’s best street art while also exploring the stories behind it. The project photographs and archives street art from every corner of the world, collecting it all in an online database that includes details about the artists and local culture. The galleries are often presented in story form, using videos and/or audio commentary to help paint a picture of the cultural and political […]
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5:35 PM | Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Planning to Give Away His Entire Fortune
Tim Cook is a very wealthy man. The Apple CEO has an estimated net worth of $120 million and holds another $665 million in restricted Apple stock (this stocks will be made available to him over the next six years). So what does Cook plan to do with all this money? Give it away, apparently. In a recent interview with Fortune magazine, Cook said that once he pays for his 10-year-old nephew’s college tuition, he plans to donate the rest of his fortune to […]
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1:53 PM | Two College Students Extinguish Fire Using Only Sound Waves (Video)
George Mason University engineering students Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have developed a way to extinguish fire using only sound waves – and they did it with less than a thousand dollars worth of equipment. If consolidated, low-frequency sound waves (about 30 to 60 hertz) can separate oxygen from fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is. That specific space is enough to keep the fire from reigniting.” […]
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1:34 PM | Rethinking the Role of Educator as Facilitator Amidst Tech Transformation
What does it mean for the teaching profession when so many tools are available easily and for free?
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12:48 PM | Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index - E-LIS repository
Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index Farhadi, Maryam and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Fooladi, Masood and Farhadi, Hadi and Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Ale Ebrahim, Nader Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index.Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 2013, vol. 57, n. 1, pp. 122-127.[Journal article (Print/Paginated)] TextMaryam […]
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12:33 PM | Collaborative Operating Environments in the Offshore Petroleum Sector: Solutions for Added Value in B2B Relationships - Springer
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11:51 AM | Activating students – a vicious circle?
Can we become “too motivating”? One thing I’ve been pondering recently are vicious circles, especially in teaching and learning contexts. Imagine this situation: You observe that your students are not as active as you would like them to be. Hence … Continue reading →
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11:44 AM | Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountability | Biochemia Medica
 Source: http://www.biochemia-medica.com/2014/24/217 Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountabilityResearch integrity corner:Vedran Katavić. Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountability. Biochemia Medica 2014;24(2):217-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.11613/BM.2014.024Department of Anatomy, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, CroatiaCorresponding author: vkatavic@mef.hr Abstract This evidence-based opinion piece […]
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2:40 AM | Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis on Trend of Literature on Flapping Wing (2004 - 2014) by Bibliometric Analysis | Rezadad | International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE)
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis on Trend of Literature on Flapping Wing (2004 - 2014) by Bibliometric AnalysisMohammad Ismaeil Rezadad, Mohammadreza Maghami DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15866/irease.v7i6.4788 AbstractAcademic research on flapping wing micro aerial vehicle (MAV) has gained popularity over the past dacade years, and a corresponding variety of scientific sub-categories within this field has emerged in numerous journals such as Journal of Experimental Biology, Progress in […]
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12:18 AM | White House Science Fair 2015
It was awesome.Don't believe me?Just watch. Group hug with the president! #Troop411 @girlscouts #supergirls #WHScienceFair pic.twitter.com/x0AwcGEgEU— Girl Scouts East OK (@newsGSEOK) March 23, 2015 Happy #NationalPuppyDay! This #WHScienceFair pup is celebrating with 3D-printed paws → http://t.co/h8h3EKfYki 🐶 https://t.co/WQFMyeKMVu— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 23, 2015 Who's that at the lectern photobomb-ing my selfie at the #WHScienceFair? 😉 […]

March 26, 2015

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10:59 PM | Australia Passes New Laws Mandating Data Retention For Phone And Internet Use
A new data retention law has been passed by Australia’s Federal Parliament, with both major parties voting in favor of the legislation during a recent vote of the Senate. According to ABC News… “The laws will force telecommunications providers to keep records of phone and internet use for two years and allow security agencies to access the records.”   A number of phone companies are already maintaining their own records, but they are doing […]
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10:14 PM | When discussing Humanity’s next move to space, the language we use matters.
Elon Musk’s vision for the humanity and colonizing Mars makes me incredibly uneasy. It’s not that Elon Musk has said very many inappropriate things, it’s that so much of the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:31 PM | Fascinating Physics of Fluids and Surface Movement
Mesmerizing video puts the physics of liquid in motion. Students and families can explore related science with hands-on activities that are fun to do at home or in the classroom.
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5:42 PM | Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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1:15 PM | Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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11:10 AM | Bringing light into the discussion about GMOs? – A rather long reading list
[updated 08 March, 2015]   These days I received an apparently easy request: “Do you have any recommendations for reading about the debate on GMOs? I think there is a lot of heat, but too little light in the discussion; I trust you can send me some…” To which I answered carelessly: “Sure, I will look into it, select a few references and post them…”  I thought I’d have a quick look into my collection of bookmarks and references […]
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