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Jul 30, 2011

SCIENCE News, Studies, Research, Technology, Jul 30, 2011 (2)


MPs call for research data to be fully disclosed
Computing
by Derek du Preez Researchers should be forced to fully disclose data and evidence during the peer-review process for UK research, according to a report from TheScience and Technology Committee. This will better protect the integrity of UKresearch, ...
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Computing
Area residents make Tech's dean's list
Staunton News Leader
... a sophomore majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences » Cody M. Bowen, a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech » Jill E. Cook, a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of ...
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6 of the most ridiculous studies ever commissioned
Guyism
Scientific studies have brought us some of most important findings in modern history. From curing diseases to advancing technology, it all starts with a little government funding and something to research. However, there are some scientific studies ...
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Guyism
Time travel possibility rejected by scientists
Toronto Star
It seems that time travel via photons — a packet of energy associated with electromagnetic radiation — is not a viable option, according to research from a group of physicists at the Hong Kong University of Technology and Science. ...
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Cracked sewers bleed fecal germs
Science News
In both instances, two other bacterial indicators of human feces accompanied the dye, the California scientists reported online July 25 in Environmental Science & Technology. In a third system, where the apparently leaky sewage pipes lay below storm ...
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Decoding shoe science
Livemint
The science behind shoes is on a par with any other industry's today, using space-age materials and spending billions on research and development. But does it really matter? Ali Irani, president of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists and former ...
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Diploma studies suspended after students torched university building
Sudan Tribune
"A group of students insisted on obstructing studies by forcing sit-ins that on Sunday escalated into subversion and arson," said a statement from the university's director of Science and Technology, Ahmed al-Tayeb Ahmed. He added that "deliberately" ...
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Lab Notes: Dyslexia May Be Speech Processing Defect
MedPage Today
In contrast, people with dyslexia frequently could not recognize the voice associated with a specific figure, as reported online in Science. The exercise was repeated, except the voices spoke in a Chinese dialect unfamiliar to all of the study ...
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TASC Hosts Local Teachers to Promote STEM Content
PR Newswire (press release)
The goal of the program is to give teachers the opportunity to become familiar with the core knowledge and skills their students will need to be successful in the 21st century workforce, which is built on a strong foundation of science, technology, ...
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Poll: Best engineering college in India
Rediff
Improving its position from rank 7 against last year is the Birla Institute of Technologyand Science Pilani. From its humble beginnings in early 1900s as a small school under the name Birla Colleges of Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Pharmacy andScience ...
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Rediff
Convergence in head and neck cancer
Eureka! Science News
Further studies will be necessary to define its role in prognosis, diagnosis, and/or treatment," said Nishant Agrawal, a head and neck surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins and a lead author of one of the Science papers. ...
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The Classroom Is Obsolete: It's Time for Something New
Education Week News
Yes, we will need enclosed spaces for direct instruction, but perhaps these could be adjacent to a visible and supervisable common space for teamwork, independent study, and Internet-basedresearch. Arts, science and technology, and performance could ...
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The Psychology of Online Video, and 5 Social Video Commerce Tips
Video Commerce Consortium
(Thanks to my video colleague Kevin Nalts for originally sharing this info on his willvideoforfood.com blog, where you can read more about the actual lab studies ). Their video research tests concluded that “the emotional carryover from the video and...
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Video Commerce Consortium
New study outlines economic and environmental benefits to reducing nitrogen ...
PhysOrg.com
A new study co-authored by Columbia Engineering professor Kartik Chandran and recently published in the journal, Environmental Science & Technology, shows that reducing nitrogen pollution generated by wastewater treatment plants can come with "sizable" ...
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The "Slow Science" Movement Must Be Crushed!
Scientific American (blog)
I am nonetheless alarmed by the so-called slow science movement, which calls for scientists to proceed with more deliberation and caution before publishing. A colleague at my school, the technology historian Andy Russell, brought this movement to my ...
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Scientific American (blog)
Grass Valley schools land $289000 tech grant
The Union of Grass Valley
Teachers already are brainstorming about how they can use them to teach English, history, scienceand social studies — turning a field trip into a news report, for example. “When students are able to share their work — creating projects and posting ...
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news In detail
Knowledgespeak
RSC Publishing has announced that its acting managing director, Dr. James Milne, has responded to the UK Parliament's Science and Technology Committee report on peer review. The report is said to clearly highlight and confirm the essential role of ...
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English professor DeLancey dies
Drexel University The Triangle Online
Aside from the courses in American and African-American literature that DeLancey taught, she specialized in the fields of world drama, science studies (race and gender in science) and women's studies, according to her personal Web page on the Drexel...
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Drexel University The Triangle Online
STATEMENT BY PATRICK TAN – 29 July 2011
The Temasek Review
During my studies, I also acquired experience in DNA microarray technology. The science behind this revolutionary scientific tool by Stanford scientists Drs Patrick Brown and Ron Davis was developed in 1995. With its applicability proven in 1997, ...
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It's Alive! Probiotics Are Growing for Food Processors
Food Processing
Science helped that. Before the 1970s, only a handful of studies looked at the health benefits of probiotics. Since then, thousands of such studies were done. Virtually all concluded probiotics provide healthful benefits. The research opened the door ...
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'Federal disaster assistance budgeting: Are we weather-ready?' - Testimony by ...
NOAA
Today's services are built upon earlier investments in innovative science and technology as well as our highly-skilled workforce. Our capacity to collect and assimilate increasing amounts of data to improve model performance must increase to realize ...
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Teachers Sound Off On New Ideas For Upcoming School Year
The Moral Liberal
Technology is revolutionizing the world of education by replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, ...
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The Moral Liberal
Real vs. Political Innovation
FrontPage Magazine
While advancing medicine and science, the “genomic revolution” is aiding development of renewable energy, industrial biotechnology, agricultural biosciences, veterinary science, environmental and forensic sciences, studies in ecology, and studies from ...
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Making Science Just Girly Enough
Slate Magazine (blog)
As Kathy Seal writes in Miller-McCune, "studies have shown that interest counts more than ability toward choosing a major or a career," which means that those initial curiosity-sparking questions might be more important than you'd think, leading a girl ...
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Slate Magazine (blog)
WASHTENAW COUNTY: Online learning increasingly replaces traditional face-to ...
Heritage Newspapers
5, Monday through Friday, from 8:am to 11 am Students who receive a minimum of two "Ds" or an "E" in any core class (language arts, math, science, and social studies) must enroll in the summer JumpStart program. "JumpStart is a required program that is ...
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Scoping out the changing planet from afar
News@Northeastern
Through co-op, environmental studies major Emily Snead has gained critical experience working with remote sensing tools. On co-op with an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver, Canada, called ESSA Technologies, Northeastern University senior Emily ...
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News@Northeastern
China high-speed crash shows leaders struggle to keep up
Reuters
But it would take a much wider crisis to shake their entrenched top-down rule, said Ding Xueliang, a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technologywho studies Chinese politics. "This is one of many things that have triggered huge ...
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Mind over motion
Bangalore Mirror
A particular focus of this research is the use of the brain cap technology to help stroke victims whose brain injuries affect their motor-sensory control. “There is a big push in brain science to understand what exercise does in terms of motor learning ...
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Recognizing voices depends on language ability
MIT News
In a study appearing in Science on July 29, the researchers found just that. People with dyslexia had a much harder time recognizing voices than non-dyslexics. In fact, they fared just as poorly as they (and non-dyslexics) did when listening to ...
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Reliability in the nanoworld
Nanotechnology News
In order to fund this research, we are operating in an unusual paradigm. We provide reliability services to industry and the proceeds from these services will be applied towards fundamentalstudies of the physics of failure mechanisms for any and all ...
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FDA is urged to revamp its review process for medical devices
Los Angeles Times
"It is not technology, science, ingenuity or the economy that is standing in the way of success in developing new medical technologies. In my opinion, it is today the FDA," engineer Robert Fischell told a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce ...
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Comcast awards $47k in scholarships to Connecticut students
West Hartford News
Lindsay Daniels, resident of Farmington and graduate of Farmington High School will be studying Political Science at the University of Scranton. Abigail Dunlap, resident of Old Saybrook and graduate of Old Saybrook Senior High School will be attending ...
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Mauritanian bac students vie for study abroad grants
magharebia.com
This year's three target disciplines include mathematics, science and technology, according to the National Grant Commission. The chosen subjects change on a year-by-year basis, depending on the needs of the national economy. With this in mind, ...
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Sophie Klein, Jonathan Kelner
New York Times
The bride, 29, is a playwright and a Ph.D. candidate in classical studies at Boston University, where she received a master's in classical studies. Her plays include “The Spitting Image,” which ran from March 23 to April 2 at the Factory Theater in ...
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Academia Sinica paves the way for Taiwan's biotech industry
Taiwan Today
“The practical benefits of a study are more important than any accolades it may receive,” said Wong, who has been directing Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top researchinstitution, since 2006. The institute has been an incubator for advanced studies in ...
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Taiwan Today
Experts Complacent About Communication Network Attacks
Eurasia Review
The research team includes Lancaster University (led by Dr. Andreas Mauthe), University of Ulster (led by Professor Gerard Parr) and IIT Madras India (led by Professor Hema Murthy). The work falls under The India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC) ...
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Models of Education Innovation: What Else Should We Try?
Huffington Post (blog)
Models that include the example above and provide a broad, rich curriculum for all students starting in pre-school, including science, social studies, physical education, field-trips, during and/or after-school sports programs, arts programs, literacy, ...
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Call for Submissions: Book on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in ...
Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms: ...
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