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March 23, 2015

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6:58 AM | INVITATION TO WORKSHOP SERIES BY CENTRE FOR RESEARCH SERVICES
INVITATION TO WORKSHOP SERIES BY CENTRE FOR RESEARCH SERVICES Dear Campus Community;Centre for Research Services (PPP)  would like to invite you to participate in our workshop series.  The details of the workshops are:No Title of Workshop Date Venue 1. Improve Research Impact : Enhancing Research Visibility & Improving Citations 11 & 12 March 2015 Computer Lab, Level 2, Kompleks Pengurusan […]
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1:32 AM | IEEE SCC 2015 Hot Topic Track - Open Education Resources as Services
SCC 2015 Hot Topic Track - Open Education Resources as ServicesA big challenge for modern learners and educators is that the delivery methods of education services are rapidly changing. Blended learning, which aims to integrate e-learning and open courses with other learning modes, is vigorously pursued by many education providers. It has become a reality for many regional universities or universities with multi campus operations. Further, mobile learning (m-learning) allows learners to […]

March 22, 2015

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4:46 PM | United Kingdom Sets Plans For World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve
This month the United Kingdom announced in their 2015 budget the creation of the world’s largest single ocean reserve. The protected area will ban commercial fishing in 322,000 square miles surrounding the four Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific. The image below, provided by National Geographic, shows the size of the new reserve surrounding Oeno, Henderson, Ducie and Pitcairn Island (UK and California for size comparison). Patrolling such a large region by boat would be […]
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3:11 PM | "Over 7,152 Abstract Views of "Virtual Teams: A Literature Review" by Nader Ale Ebrahim,
Over 7,152 Abstract Views of "Virtual Teams: A Literature Review" by Nader Ale Ebrahim, SSRN http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1501443 …Nader Ale Ebrahim on Twitter: "Over 7,152 Abstract Views of "Virtual Teams: A Literature Review" by Nader Ale Ebrahim, SSRN http://t.co/ybbFalHY0Z"
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2:55 PM | Author Search Results
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2:52 PM | Search Results - nader ale ebrahim
1 Knowledge management in Iran by Ebrahim, Nader Ale Published 2006 Institution: Universiti Utara MalaysiaGet full textConference or Workshop ItemAdd to Favorites2 Virtual R&D teams definition by Ale Ebrahim, N. Published 2012 “... in the definitions (Ale Ebrahim et al., 2010). Although virtual teamwork is a current topic in the literature...” […]
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2:38 PM | Author Search Results
1 The effectiveness of virtual R&D teams in SMEs: experiences of Malaysian SMEs by Ale Ebrahim, N. Published 2011 Institution: Universiti MalayaGet full textArticleAdd to Favorites2 Virtual R&D teams and SMEs growth: A comparative study between Iranian and Malaysian SMEs by Ale Ebrahim, N. Published 2010 Institution: Universiti MalayaGet full […]
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1:00 PM | Journey North: Tracking the Stories of Survival with Citizen Science
  It was a crisp morning following a cold night in Goleta’s Coronado Monarch Butterfly Preserve. As Luke crossed a beam that had been dropped across a swampy area, he looked up at the Eucalyptus grove and sighed quietly. “Where are the butterflies Dad,” he asked me—with one part expectation and one part disappointment. “They’re […]Find more posts like Journey North: Tracking the Stories of Survival with Citizen Science by Ian Vorster on the […]

March 21, 2015

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11:56 PM | Virtual Teams: A Literature Review | Nader Ale Ebrahim's academic activities
Virtual Teams: A Literature ReviewPosted on October 2nd, 2013 Nader Ale EbrahimDepartment of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya; Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of MalayaShamsuddin AhmedUniversity of Malaya (UM)Zahari TahaUniversity of Malaya (UM) November 6, 2009Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 2653-2669, 2009 Abstract: […]
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11:54 PM | Virtual Teams or Virtual Groups
Source: http://oa-le3.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Teams Virtual Teams or Virtual GroupsPowell, Piccoli and Ives (2004) in their paper, ‘Virtual Teams: A Review of Current Literature and Directions for Future Research’, draw a distinction between ‘teams’ and ‘groups’. It is important to understand that although sometimes used interchangeably, the term ‘team’ should be used with the following widely accepted definition (Powell et al. […]
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11:19 PM | 3 Major European Countries Join China-Led Development Bank Despite U.S. Objections
On Tuesday (3/17), the countries of Germany, Italy and France announced their intentions to join the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The three countries decided to join the bank despite direct pleas from the Obama administration asking them not to. The United States views the new bank as a rival to the U.S.-led World Bank and International Monetary Fund. For the past 70 years, these institutions have been the two main options […]
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8:12 PM | Paris Is Halving the Number of Cars on the Road to Battle A Recent Spike In Pollution
For the past few days, the Eiffel Tower has been shrouded in a smoky haze. That’s because the city of Paris has experiencing a sharp rise in air pollution, even topping the world air pollution charts for a brief period earlier this week. Now, Paris is taking drastic measures to combat the smog spike. On Saturday (3/21), the office of Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced that Paris would be cutting the number of cars on the road in half beginning next week. On Monday,
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12:37 PM | F1000Research Article: The culture of scientific research by Catherine Joynson & Ottoline Leyser
"We found that scientists are motivated in their work to find out more about the world and to benefit society, and that they believe collaboration, multidisciplinarity, openness and creativity are important for the production of high quality science. However, in some cases, our findings suggest, the culture of research in higher education institutions does not support or encourage these goals or activities. For example, high levels of competition and perceptions about how scientists are […]
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8:05 AM | Science Cheerleaders and Citizen Science at the Atlanta Science Festival
In partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival , Women in Technology,  Science Cheerleader and SciStarter.com, this month-long citizen science campaign will highlight women in STEM careers AND simple ways for anyone to be a scientist by collecting data for real research projects. This year we feature four projects: taking pictures of nighttime skies to inform our understanding of light pollution, observing the timing of seasonal changes in plants to inform our […]

March 20, 2015

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11:08 PM | Egyptian Woman Who Dressed As A Man for 43 to Provide for Her Family Receives Government Honors
For more than four decades, an Egyptian woman has been disguising herself as a man in order to work and support her family after the death of her husband. Now, she is finally being honored for that incredible sacrifice. According to Al-Arabiya, “The Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor said it was awarding the “woman breadwinner” award to Sisa Abu Daooh for her years of hard work providing for her daughter and her grandchildren.”   Abu Daooh’s husband passed […]
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5:24 PM | “What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse
As part of SciStarter’s regular radio series with WHYY’s The Pulse, we highlight new developments in citizen science and a few projects ripe for spring! As the weather starts warming up and we all begin shedding our thick, winter coats, a crop of new citizen science projects are enticing us to get outdoors in the name […]Find more posts like “What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse by Darlene Cavalier on the […]
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5:03 PM | All About STEM Education at Pop Warner Banquet
    Samantha here! I want to share news about an event I’ll be attending! The Southwest Regional Pop Warner Scholars Banquet will be held on March 21 in San Antonio, TX. It’s true what they say, everything really is bigger in Texas! And this event is no exception. With over 200 Pop Warner cheerleaders and their  parents in the audience, the BIG topic will be education. I’ll share my experiences as an engineer (and former AZ Cardinals […]
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4:57 PM | New Rooftops In France Now Have to Be Covered In Plants or Solar Panels
On Thursday (3/20), French legislators approved a bill decreeing that the rooftops of all new buildings built in commercial zones must be partially covered by solar panels or plants. These so-called “green roofs” provide increased insulation for buildings, which helps with temperature control. By absorbing more of the sun’s rays than a traditional roof, green roofs reduce the amount of energy needed to cool a building in summer. And during the winter, green […]
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4:00 PM | The SCICOMM 25 (3.20.15)
Welcome to the latest edition of the SCICOMM 25. This is where I pull together the week's 25 most talked about science communication stories, determined by the engagement rate of stories I've shared on Twitter. Many are written by the world's leading science communicators. Some offer tips and advice, while others tackle important issues we need to discuss and debate. All of them are worth checking out. I hope you enjoy this week's list.   This Week's Top 25 Science […]
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3:05 PM | Are These Edible Water Blobs The Solution To Plastic Bottle Waste? (DIY Video)
A trio of Spanish designers have invented a water “blob” you can eat. Rodrigo García González, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier created the Ooho to help reduce plastic waste from water bottles that don’t get recycled. According to Mashable… “Up to nearly 50% of 2.4 million tons of discarded plastic comes from plastic water bottles, according to the Clean Air Council. If eventually mass produced, Ooho could go a long […]
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1:57 PM | Feeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids
Robert Putnam, the author of "Bowling Alone," looks at how kids are experiencing the brunt of inequality and all of its missed opportunities, and what that means for learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:00 PM | Finding our origins: The Genographic Project uses genetics to map the past
Have you ever tried tracing back your family tree only to get stuck at great great Grandpa Jim? Are you curious about who your ancestors were and where they might have come from? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out National Geographic’s The Genographic Project. Not only will you learn about your lineage but […]Find more posts like Finding our origins: The Genographic Project uses genetics to map the past by Carolyn Graybeal on the SciStarter Blog. Your source for […]
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10:59 AM | Solar projector
In preparation of our solar eclipse PBL workshop, my parents came to play. And they brought the Astromedia solar projector cardboard kit! It took us the better part of a day to assemble, but when we were done we could even … Continue reading →

March 19, 2015

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11:09 PM | Putin Integrates Portion of Georgia Into Russia On Anniversary of Crimea Annexation
On Wednesday (3/18), Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial treaty that calls for almost complete integration of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia into Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, South Ossetia’s economy and military will be incorporated into Russia’s. The treaty also makes it easier for people living in the region to become Russian citizens. A similar agreement was signed last year with Abkhazia, another breakaway region in Georgia. […]
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9:54 PM | pH and sig figs
In a quick addition to this post and this post, here’s a note about pH and significant figures. Firstly the ‘rule’. When taking the log of a number that is expressed in scientific notation (as hydrogen and hydroxide ion concentration often will be), the number of significant figures in the mantissa of the number, are […]
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9:50 PM | Significant figures on the AP Chemistry exam
What’s the deal? Good question! As far as I am aware (happy to be corrected), there has never been a clear, written policy on this matter from the College Board – yet ANOTHER failure to communicate; AP Chemistry Czar anyone? However, there was a ‘unwritten’ and ‘understood’ rule in place for many years, that a […]
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8:54 PM | UK’s Bio-Bus, Powered Entirely By Human And Household Waste, Begins Running
Great Britain’s very first “poo bus”, which runs solely on human and household waste, is set to begin regular service this month. According to The Guardian… “The Bio-Bus will use waste from more than 32,000 households along its 15-mile route.” The 40-seater bus will fuel up at a plant site in Bristol, where food waste and sewage are processed and turned into biomethane gas through a process known as anaerobic digestion. The energy produced at the […]
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8:47 PM | 10 things that your AP Chemistry teacher may have taught you….
….that won’t be on the AP exam. For years I have been banging on about what I consider to be the strange practice of calling a course ‘AP Chemistry’, and then delivering content that won’t be on the exam – I’ve never understood it, and never will. My argument has always been this; why not […]
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8:11 PM | A whole bunch of TEDD Talks about eating insects (or "land shrimp")
Well, their carbon footprint is a lot lower than that of mammals, but there's a lot of cultural baggage to overcome.... See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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8:11 PM | A whole bunch of TED Talks about eating insects (or "land shrimp")
Well, their carbon footprint is a lot lower than that of mammals, but there's a lot of cultural baggage to overcome....See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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