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February 20, 2015

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12:06 AM | Malawi, A Country Where Half of All Girls End Up As Child Brides, Bans Child Marriage
Every day, in countries around the world, roughly 39,000 girls under the age of 18 are forced into child marriages. The problem is especially pronounced in the African nation of Malawi, where 50% of girls are forced to marry before their 18th birthday and 1 in 8 are forced to marry before age 15. But all that may be starting to change. Earlier this week, the government of Malawi announced a ban on child marriage, raising the minimum age for marriage to 18 years. […]

February 19, 2015

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9:47 PM | 6 Books That Come Highly Recommended By Bill Gates (Video)
Last summer, Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and former CEO of Microsoft, proposed a reading list to the public on his personal blog. Included in his recommended books are The Bully Pulpit, which examines the “golden age” of journalism, The Sixth Extinction, which explores the dramatic effect human activity is having on Earth’s animal population, and Business Adventures – “Gates’ favorite business book of all-time,” according […]
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9:25 PM | Blaze Your Own Trail with a Balloon-powered Vehicle
How much weight can a balloon-powered vehicle carry? Find out with this year's 2015 Fluor® Engineering Challenge. Enter for a chance to win money for your school!
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7:58 PM | Brian Williams, Charles Darwin and Saying You're Sorry › The Leap
Brian Williams, Charles Darwin and Saying You're Sorry › The Leap: The stories about Williams...
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7:57 PM | Communication Planning: Start By Looking in the Mirror › The Leap
Communication Planning: Start By Looking in the Mirror › The Leap: When I started working on the...
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7:56 PM | Don’t Academics Already Know Why Social Media is Important? › The Leap
Don’t Academics Already Know Why Social Media is Important? › The Leap: I read an interesting...
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6:53 PM | Scientists discover the strongest known natural material in the world
Move over, spider silk, there's a new super-material in town.  As we know Spider Silk has the tensile strength of a high-grade steel alloy, and about half that of the synthetic woven material, Kevlar. It also has just a sixth of the density of steel, which means you could take a strand that’s long enough to wrap around the whole Earth, and it’d weigh less than 500 grams. This quality means that spider silk would be five times as strong as the same weight of steel.And while […]
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4:28 PM | UM Research Repository
Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Introduction to the research tools mind map. Research World, 10 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0974-2379Ale Ebrahim, N. (2012) Virtual R&D teams definition. Nader Ale Ebrahim's White Papers, 1 (1). pp. 1-2.Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha, Z. (2012) Effective virtual teams for new product development. Scientific Research and Essay, 7 (21). pp. 1971-1985. ISSN 1992-2248Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha, Z. (2012) Technology use in the virtual […]
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4:25 PM | UM Research Repository
Farhadi, M.; Salehi, H.; Embi, M.A.; Fooladi, M.; Farhadi, H.; Aehaei Chadegani, A.; Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) in country'S H-index. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 57 (1). pp. 122-127. ISSN 1992-8645Fooladi, M.; Salehi, H.; Yunus, M.M.; Farhadi, M.; Aghaei Chadegani, A.; Farhadi, H.; Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Does criticisms overcome the praises of Journal Impact Factor? Asian Social Science, 9 (5). pp. […]
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4:07 PM | Email Use In Virtual Teams - Ulfire
Email Use In Virtual Teams by Francis Norman on December 9, 2014 inShareCommunications in virtual team environments can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield with an out of date map, you know where many of the issues lie but there is always a small doubt somewhere in your mind that an unknown trap is about to ensnare you.  So too is the challenge of email use in virtual teams, most of the time things are fine then suddenly something will explode in […]
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4:05 PM | 7 Best Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams | Mobilizer
7 Best Collaboration Tools for Virtual TeamsWhether you work from home or with a team that’s on the move or in different places, good collaboration tools should be a major part of your workflow.As members of virtual teams ourselves, we’ve used a number of different apps and services.Here are some of our favourites:1. BasecampE-mail’s great for some conversations, but for managing a project with a virtual team, it’s hard to beat a dedicated project management app, like […]
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4:00 PM | 10 More Ideas for Building Strong Virtual Teams
Source:  http://www.lifemeetswork.com/knowledge-center/tips-for-managers/tips-tactics/10-more-team-building-ideas-for-virtual-dispersed-teams10 More Ideas for Building Strong Virtual Teams As we tour around the country giving workshops and training, we gather lots of inspirational ideas from managers who are making the extra effort to connect with their remote teams.  Here are some of the ways real-life remote teams are working to build community.1.  Care Packages. […]
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3:57 PM | Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts? | Happy Melly
Do Virtual Teams Have More Conflicts? November 25th 2014Are you talking to me?Happy Melly is a worldwide network of businesses and we always like to work with the best. If you’re committed to our purpose, you can even live on Antarctica for all we care. (Or Honolulu of course) As you can imagine, we do a lot of our communications virtually. Skype calls, Hangouts, and Slack are our tools of choice. A couple of us have met in real life (no one has met me of course, it’s one […]
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3:55 PM | What You Need To Do While Managing Virtual Teams!
What You Need To Do While Managing Virtual Teams!Khemchand Joshi16 February, 2015No Comments As businesses continue to expand globally, working teams and their managers are increasingly getting separated by many miles and different time zones. Though, the virtual concept has many advantages to it, but at the same time, it presents a number of managerial challenges for the organization. Online working pattern makes the work being done less formalized and even the companies […]
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3:54 PM | Build the Right Virtual Team | Ing. Torgbi Edem Ashigbi
Build the Right Virtual Team Posted on February 18, 2015 by kenneth.ashigbey Build the Right Virtual TeamBuild the Right Virtual TeamVirtual teams are hard to get right. If you want to effectively lead and manage one, start by assembling the right team.You won’t get anywhere without hiring and developing people suited to virtual teamwork, putting them into the right-sized groups, and dividing the labor appropriately. When building a team, conduct behavioral interviews and […]
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3:01 PM | Fuzzy AHP approach in supplier selection
Fuzzy AHP approach in supplier selectionQuan, Thai MinhURI:http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1282Date:2014Abstract:Today’s competitive business world, every company or organization must purchase a lot of components and raw materials from different suppliers to manufacture or assemble its products. Thus, supplier selection is a multi–criteria decision making process that deals with the optimization of conflicting objectives such as quality, cost, and delivery time, so that, it is […]
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1:44 PM | Developer creates web application for showing traffic aircraft around the world
Not always the planes were there to help humanity to move from side to side. Before people only traveled by land, the only flying were the animals, they were the true owners of the space-air; now dominate in the sky, it is full of planes and there is much more than you think. It's really easy to forget how thousands of planes over our heads, and the Flight Stream will remember very well. The British developer Callum Prentice created a system that presents the global aviation data, the […]
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1:27 PM | Earn from your Poop upto $13k
Poop, as we all know, is not exactly friendly dinner table conversation, unless of course the money earned from donating your poop is covering the bill. That’s right, money for poop. Let me explain.Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a process whereby faecal matter from a healthy donor is administered into the colon of someone with an unhealthy gut, usually someone who has suffered recurrent infections of the aggressive intestinal bacteria known as Clostridium difficile, which […]
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12:48 PM | Faster and more efficient, HTTP Protocol will be updated after 16 years
HTTP is a protocol adopted long ago, the Internet as many know was born that way and today we access this layer of communication. The latest update of HTTP was launched in 1999, now finally the Internet will gain an update that will improve all access to the world wide web. On Wednesday (18/2) was announced an update of the protocol which will now be called HTTP / 2. It is not yet released, the novelty still need to go through a few processes before launch, soon after begin to be used in […]
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9:55 AM | Sony may give up Smartphone sectors and TVs
Currently the market Sony is not as great as the company expected, the next goal is to increase operating income by 25 times, this should happen in the next three years and focusing mainly on the PlayStation division. Nevertheless, the news is not so good for fans of the company's smartphone sector, as it can no longer manufacture mobile devices. Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony, said that the new strategy can end up causing the departure of the company's smartphones and TVs market. In […]
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9:04 AM | Coronavirus Cell Entry Requires Proteolysis of the S Protein
Different coronaviruses use different proteases to cleave the the S protein for cell entry. Continue reading →
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7:17 AM | Google Android Muffin 6.0 after 5.0 Lollipop, hitting soon
Android "L" version 5.0 was officially released last November and Google named it "Lollipop". The Next is Android "M"... as always Google will name it after a dessert. It is highly expected that Google will name the next Android version "Muffin".It's a bit too early to have any confirmed info, However, Android 6.0 Muffin will be a step ahead from Lollipop in terms or functionality and User Experience (same as ICS 4.0 and JB 4.1 last year).This name is not officially confirmed yet, but […]

February 18, 2015

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10:43 PM | #FYE15 – recap and resources
So earlier this month I attended the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Dallas, Texas.  This was my first trip to Dallas, at least where I left DFW, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. As the ACRL liaison to the National Resource Center on the First Year Experience, I thought I should […]
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9:17 PM | This Innovative Amphibious Camper Serves As Both Mobile Home and Boat (Video)
The German company Sealander has developed a highly adaptable camper that can serve as both a boat and a mobile home. Crafted with reinforced fiberglass, the Sealander is equipped with a number of amenities, including a toilet, a small sink, a stereo and even a convertible top. It also features an outboard motor that lets you convert the camper into a mini yacht whenever you want to hit the water. The “amphibious camper” is light enough to be towed by a […]
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6:58 PM | Reports from the Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association conference
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Citizen Science Hackfest on 2/11 at the Citizen Science Association’s conference in San Jose, CA! This hands-on and discussion-driven meet-up was a wonderful opportunity for participants to  dream up AND build creative tools to improve the field of citizen science! . Once we settled into our digs (conveniently situated […]Find more posts like Reports from the Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association conference by Darlene […]
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5:41 PM | Oakland Raiders cheerleaders and Sacramento Kings dancers talk science!
We had a great time meeting hundreds of new friends (and future scientists and engineers??) at Family Science Days at the San Jose Convention Center! Click here to learn more about our appearance there. Here are a few pictures from the event. Special thanks to the Oakland Raiders and Sacramento Kings for making it possible for their awesome Science Cheerleaders to participate. They were a big hit, as this Tweet indicates! ###
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4:41 PM | Active Volcano In Nicaragua Becomes Thrill-Seekers’ Heaven (Video)
The 2,382-foot Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua has thrill seekers excited for a new challenge: volcano boarding. According to GrindTV.com, the slopes of Cerro Negro are… “…covered with ash, which is soft like snow (although not what you’d call pristine) and provides a steep, smooth surface on which to slide.”   Although Cerro Negro has not had a serious eruption since 1999, it is one of Central America’s youngest and most active volcanoes. But despite […]
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4:04 PM | Backtrack to… student feedback via video vs. red pen
Is it time to throw away your red grading pen, and to start providing feedback to your students via individual video clips? Two Australian researchers think so. But the question still remains... will students do anything with your feedback?
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2:46 PM | Frozen Bubbles and the Science of Ice Crystals
A bubble beginning to freeze. You can just see the fern-like frost beginning to form. ©SBF      The past few weeks have been very chilly here in New England, as they have elsewhere. We're desperately looking for a way to tamp down our spring fever. The other night when it was well below freezing we decided to go outside and freeze some bubbles. Freezing bubbles is a simple activity with pretty awe-inspiring results. We made some bubble solution (1 Tablespoon dish soap, […]
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1:21 PM | Why More African American Families Are Choosing Homeschool
A survey of African American homeschooling families found that most left traditional school to avoid racism. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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