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August 08, 2014

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1:46 AM | Stacks on stacks on stacks
Finding ways to create order is a common theme in science. Here researchers are trying to carefully arrange chromophores in order to create better solar cells (among other potential uses). In particular, these chemists are trying to make porphyrins stand up on a surface creating stacks of porphyrins that are a well defined distance from each other and from the surface they are attached to. Continue reading →
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1:42 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations
Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited PapersNader Ale Ebrahim University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)Hadi Salehi Islamic Azad University, Najafabad BranchMohamed Amin Embi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of EducationMahmoud […]
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12:50 AM | Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers
Home >Vol 8, No 5 (2014) > Ebrahim Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited PapersNader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam AbstractThis study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of […]
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12:20 AM | Why This World Famous Gunmaker’s Newest Gun Has Gun Rights Activists Up In Arms
Ernst Mauch is a legend in the firearms industry. In his 30 years at the legendary German gunmaker Heckler & Koch, Mauch became a sort of folk hero in the gun world, designing some of the most deadly firearms in the world, including the one which reportedly killed Osama bin Laden. But Muach’s new gun […]

August 07, 2014

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8:04 PM | These Guys Were Just Enjoying a Day of Surfing When a Playful Seal Pup Decided to Join (Video)
Matthew and his friend Andrew like to shred a couple waves every now and then. Recently, they were enjoying the waves off the coast of England when they had an unsuspected visitor. Matt describes the event: “Me and my friend Andrew were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared […]
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6:34 PM | Science: The innermost secrets of root development
Summary of a new paper examining the roles of auxin and cytokinin in the establishment of root patternswww.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/1255215.abstractSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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5:08 PM | First publication from SciFund support
The reason I started this blog two years ago was to connect to those who helped fund my science through the SciFund Challenge. Crowdfunding has come a long way, even since then, and I hope that my funders have been able to check back time and again to see how my PhD is progressing. However, after the t-shirts were sent and the thank-yous were written, I haven't shown much about the salamander for for which I was so graciously supported by a group of science-loving citizens.One thing […]
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5:00 PM | Now Playing: The Perseid Meteor Showers
Catch the annual Perseids meteor shower and tie in some fun family astronomy science with an exploration of parallax. How far away are the things we see in the sky?
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4:44 PM | Skulls, Bloodletting, and How to Teach Science
[View the story "Skulls, Elephants and How To Teach Science" on Storify] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:43 PM | Indonesia, The World’s Largest Muslim Country, Bans Support of ISIS Militants
With more than 87% of its population subscribing to Islam, Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country. In fact, with just under 210 million Muslim citizens, it is home to the largest Muslim population in the world. However, this didn’t stop the Indonesian government from passing a new law on Monday that banned all public support for […]
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2:38 PM | How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:14 PM | What is experience, or knowing, made out of?
(From our philosophy of science series.) Nearly all of us understand experiencing as essentially divided into two parts: a subject, the experiencer, who experiences the world from “inside” of the body, and an object, that which is being experienced, the … Continue reading → The post What is experience, or knowing, made out of? appeared first on Plain Language Science.
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1:14 PM | What is experience made out of?
Nearly all of us understand experiencing as essentially divided into two parts: a subject, the experiencer, who experiences the world from “inside” of the body, and an object, that which is being experienced, the “outside”, usually thought of as “matter”. … Continue reading → The post What is experience made out of? appeared first on Plain Language Science.
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9:22 AM | Science Cheerleader William: pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology, former cheerleader at the University of MD!
Today we get to hear from William (a.k.a. “Rock”), a male cheerleader who is pursuing a master’s degree in marine biology at the University of Maryland.  What turned you on to science and when? I remember as a child that I wanted to be a dolphin trainer because I thought that was the only career I could have in marine biology, similar to what other children may think, but as I got older I was steered away from that goal...[ Read Full Story ]
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9:02 AM | Carey: aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin and former University of Wyoming cheerleader
As an engineer, we get stereotyped as “introverts” and “nerds." I am happy to show that I am bubbly, outgoing, and an extrovert as an engineer. I love telling people what I do for a living and surprise them!!
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7:34 AM | Impactstory: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Sign upLog in Dr. NaderAle Ebrahim orcidslidesharegithubfigsharetwitter Open Access Products(343) with metrics(99) this week(47) EmbedDownload article Visibility and Citation Impact […]
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12:59 AM | Snap Judgements, Face Blindness, and More
I have a confession to make.  When I’m feeling like I need to update DTS but I haven’t been inspired lately, I just google ‘SCIENCE!’ and hope to find inspiration within the internet.  Usually this fails miserably but tonight it actually worked!  I came across this study, which is not only cool  in and of […]

August 06, 2014

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10:25 PM | The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking Biopic Trailer Released
From Variety.com comes this announcement sure to please those happy to see science portrayed in cinema: “Focus Features has released the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic, “The... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:53 PM | Science Cheerleader Amessia: Epidemiologist and WNBA Cheerleader
  What turned you on to science? What’s funny about my current profession is…I WASN’T a big fan of Science in High School! I had the goal of working in the medical field and knew that if I wanted to excel in it, I had to learn to love Science. Science has so many components that it was hard to gain a desire for it because you are often exposed to the areas that don’t interest you. I didn’t want...[ Read Full Story ]
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8:30 PM | Technology and Nature: What’s That Bird?
Last week, the kids and I saw a red bird with a blue head. Baffled, I pulled out my favorite bird identification app: Merlin Bird ID, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The app is free, available on the App Store and Google play, and much of the data in the app has been collected by citizen […]
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7:52 PM | What It Looks Like to Ride the World’s Biggest Urban Zipline (GoPro Video)
Director Devin Graham, better known by his Youtube name, Devin Supertramp, has been getting a lot of attention on Youtube lately. A few weeks ago, he released an awesome video in which he and his crew converted a hill in San Francisco into a giant slip-and-slide. They used $85,000 worth of camera equipment to capture the […]
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3:25 PM | What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?
The digital divide is not just about access to devices -- a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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3:00 PM | Pet Heaven
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12:45 PM | Aerospace Engineer and former cheerleader, Carey, leads Science Week event at Mint Hill Library in Charlotte, NC
Guest post from Carey! I had the awesome pleasure of representing Science Cheerleader for the afternoon during Science Week at the Mint Hill Library in Charlotte, NC. The program was aimed at 5-11 year olds, both males and females. It was a great experience discussing rockets and my career at Lockheed Martin. To engage the students, we made rockets with straws and then had a competition by turning their rockets into balloon rockets. The kids were very excited to try...[ Read Full Story ]
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12:36 PM | Graphic syllabus and outcomes map – new additions to your fall syllabus?
Graphic syllabus = a one-page diagram, flowchart, or concept map of the topical organization of a course. Outcomes map = a one-page flowchart of the sequence of student learning objectives and outcomes from the foundational through the mediating to the ultimate. –  Nilson (2007) Each semester, and for every course we teach, we are required to create a course syllabus.  Each of our institutions have some variations as to what …
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11:18 AM | Exploring a Culture of Health: Navigating the Path Towards Responsible Personal Health Data Research
This post is part of Exploring a Culture of Health, a citizen science series brought to you by Discover Magazine, SciStarter and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serving as an ally to help Americans work together to build a national Culture of Health that enables everyone to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. With the advent […]Find more posts like Exploring a Culture of Health: Navigating the Path Towards Responsible Personal Health Data […]
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11:08 AM | Quais as melhores condições para produzir cristais?
This year, to make our Global Experiment truly global, we’ve produced translations of the instructions. They’re available on Learn Chemistry in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Portuguese (Brazil) and Russian, to help students around the world answer the question: What are the best conditions for growing the biggest crystals? Quais as melhores condições para produzir os maiores cristais? Quelles sont les conditions idéales […]
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10:23 AM | Ebola virus outbreaks
Source: BBC News – Summit to discuss Ebola emergency starts Tagged: Biology, Ebola, Emerging disease, Medicine, Microbiology, Science, Virology, virus
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8:51 AM | Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review
Scientific Research and EssaysVolume 4, Issue 13, December 2009, Pages 1575-1590Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review  (Review)Ebrahim, N.A. , Ahmed, S., Taha, Z.  Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, MalaysiaView references (194)AbstractSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play a critical role in generating […]
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2:16 AM | Journalists Record Footage of Hamas Assembling and Firing Rockets Right Next to Their Hotel
As the conflict rages on between Israel and Hamas, one of the biggest criticisms of the militant group is their strategy of embedding themselves within the civilian population in Gaza so as to force Israel to incur civilian casualties when they retaliate. There have been reports that Hamas has launched rockets from crowded apartment buildings, […]
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