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Transform Infographics in Info-apps with constantly updated data and interactive charts - including calculations in real time.
Rapidly develop computationally intensive applications with easy-to-use controls, and deploy as standalone apps or web plugins.
Why the Computable Document Format (CDF)?
The CDF provides content creators to easily generating interactivity and convenient deployment options - so readers are able to control content yourself and generate results live.
Particular advantages of the CDF:
>> Wider communication pipeline: Create content that is as commonplace as a document and as interactive as an app.
>> Built calculation: Let you control your readers their findings themselves - in real-time.
>> Easy to generating interactivity: Use for a variety of applications and automated functions input in natural language rather than specialized English programming skills.
>> Deployment Flexibility: Once created, diverse used - as a slide show, report, book, application and web object.
>> Integrated knowledge: Or use specialized algorithms, data visualization and for hundreds of areas.
Publish your search with easily creatable, interactive charts that allow readers to verify their arguments by real-time calculations...
Infographics have already established themselves as engaging news and marketing tools, but they are also entering the education space in new and exciting ways.
Teachers can find infographics useful classroom tools in a number of ways. Most prominently, a good graphic makes information easily accessible, as it feeds into many students’ natural tendency to learn by seeing and interacting.
Infographics can also offer a rare chance for crossover between math and language arts, something that many teachers find difficult to do.
So, for teachers, or parents with curious children, who want to use infographics as classroom tools, here are five steps to take while writing your curriculum.
1. Choose the right infographic
Three questions a teacher should ask about about a graphic before using it in the classroom should be:
2. Create some context
Put the students in small groups of two to four.
Use a worksheet to prompt students to evaluate the infographic for conclusions they may be able to draw from it.
3. Have students analyze the graphics on their own
Put the students in small groups of two to four. Use a worksheet to prompt students to evaluate the infographic for conclusions they may be able to draw from it.
4. Debrief as a class
Have each one of the groups share what narratives and conclusions they drew from the graphic. Ask them to support their conclusions with evidence they found in the graphic and the background information. Then start a classroom discussion on the differences and similarities between each group’s findings.
While it’s great to have a class discussion and get students thinking, every lesson needs an evaluation in today’s school system.
Have each of the students write a short essay in which they develop an argument and support conclusions drawn from their experience with the graphic.
Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of lesser quality and reduced functionality.
Downcycling aims to prevent wasting potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution.
Its goals are also lowering greenhouse gas emissions (though re-use of tainted toxic chemicals for other purposes can have the opposite effect) as compared to virgin production. A clear example of downcycling is plastic recycling, which turns the material into lower grade plastics.
The term downcycling was used by Reiner Pilz in an interview by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994...
Items available for downcycling often require additional chemicals, energy, and other treatments in order to transform them into something usable.
Durable plastic products in particular require much additional treatment. Trash bins, tables, and chairs are also considered materials with a high energy cost to recycle.
When a product reaches a code seven, it is considered no longer recyclable.
This usually occurs when a substance is blended with other substances, such as different types of plastic with various recycling codes.Since these products can no longer be made into new ones, they will either have to be reused or discarded, typically in a landfill.
Upcycling, Downcycling, and How to Tell the Difference
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Although perhaps not as jolting as an alarm clock, a cat’s “soliciting purr” can still pry its owner from sleep. And, when sufficiently annoying, the sound may actually coerce them from bed to fill a food bowl...
Domestic cats make subtle use of one of their most characteristic vocalisations - purring - to solicit food from their human hosts, apparently exploiting inherent sensory biases that humans have for providing care. http://bit.ly/1J9FmGO
( =’o’= ) The cry embedded within the purr =^..^=
by McComb et al. 2009.
Despite widespread interest in inter-specific communication, few studies have examined the abilities of companion animals to communicate with humans in what has become their natural environment — the human home.
Here we report how domestic cats make subtle use of one of their most characteristic vocalisations — purring — to solicit food from their human hosts, apparently exploiting sensory biases that humans have for providing care.
When humans were played purrs recorded while cats were actively seeking food at equal amplitude to purrs recorded in non-solicitation contexts, even individuals with no experience of owning cats judged the ‘solicitation’ purrs to be more urgent and less pleasant.
Embedded within the naturally low-pitched purr, we found a high frequency voiced component, reminiscent of a cry or meow, that was crucial in determining urgency and pleasantness ratings.
Moreover, when we re-synthesised solicitation purrs to remove only the voiced component, paired presentations revealed that these purrs were perceived as being significantly less urgent.
We discuss how the structure of solicitation purrs may be exploiting an inherent mammalian sensitivity to acoustic cues relevant in the context of nurturing offspring.
:-J Supportive on cat sounds and communication:
The Meaning of Meow
The second most common vocalization is the meow. Rarely heard between cats, this vocalization seems tailor-made for communication between cats and humans. Early on, cats notice that meowing brings attention, contact, food and play from their human companions.
I’m ticked off ◭,◭ – “Angry, agitated cats will often erupt into a screaming match if they feel threatened enough to attack,” ...this mad meow sound as more of a yowl.
☋ The sound cats make when highly aroused by the sight of prey is called chirping.
(◣◢) A Hiss Is Just a Hiss?
All threat vocalizations are produced with the mouth held open. These sounds mirror the cat's intense emotional state. A hiss is uttered when a cat is surprised by an enemy.
'☋' A high-pitched shriek or scream is expressed when the cat is in pain or fearful and aggressive.
☋☋ Snarling is often heard when two toms are in the midst of a fight over territory or female attention. And a long, low-pitched growl warns of danger.
^^. Fancy a chat with the cat:
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Bob Doppelt of The Resource Innovation Group shares information from his new book: From Me to We: The Five Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet.
Doppelt explains what psychologists and sociologists know about the core principles of human change in an effort to alter the way others think and behave in ways that produce sustainable outcomes and address global climate disruption.
Door of Hands / Porta das Mãos (2004-2007)
The performance of Porta das Mãos is composed of 3 independent parts, with 1 hour of duration each.
This work is about connection and transformation. Just by touching two fingers of one hand and two fingers of the other hand and never disconnecting them, it reveals an innumerous series of forms in constant transformation.
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Global Resource Corporation (GRC) is reducing plastics back to oil and combustible gas using 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on specific hydrocarbon materials.
Free trigonometric equation calculator - solve trigonometric equations step by step...
Convert trig of angle in degrees to decimal value without a calculator
Simplify a Trigonometric Expression
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Easily convert length (for example centimeters to inches, miles to kilometers, meters to feet), areas (square-meters to square-feet), volumes (cubic-centimeters to cubic-feet), weights (kg to lbs), temperatures (celsius to fahrenheit)...
>> Calculate chargeable weight (volume weight) for airfreight, oceanfreight, and trucking (Europe) by entering dimensions of your shipment...
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Pulse characteristics - Pulse characteristics for e.g. lasers.
This online tool calculates peak power, pulse energy, period, etc, from laser or electrical pulse characteristics (repetition rate, average power, pulse width). For optical pulses, wavelength is considered and photon flux is given. A Gaussian pulse shape is assumed.
Both lasers and electrical pulsed circuits often need an estimation of the individual pulse characteristics based on easily measurable quantities such as the average power and repetition rate.
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You can transform anything that's not alive into a chalk-covered surface.
Chalkboard paint and spray paint are some of the trendiest crafting tools right now.
Easy to use (check out these tips for applying and priming) and you can cover just about anything with them.
Check out these original ideas for home decor, gifts, and just about anything.
A lawn can be a picnic area and playground or an obligation and nuisance.
Lawns aren’t all bad, but if you want a luscious garden space, a previously established lawn can certainly pose a problem!
There are several ways to overcome a grassy lawn no matter your skill level, so don’t worry about whether or not you have a green thumb.
▻ Consider your Options
▩ Consider what type of garden you want...
Here’s a rundown on some options:
▩ Small flower bed...
▩ Small vegetable or herb garden...
▩ Medium sized edible garden...
▩ Full sized edible garden/ whole lawn...
▻ Site Selection
Once you have figured out your goal it is a good idea to observe your land and establish the best location for your garden.
No matter what, you want the most sun possible. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of full sun each day...
▻ Garden Building Methods
Now that you have a goal and a location, you should consider how you would like to build your garden. A basic overview of methods is listed below from the least amount of initial labor to the most:
▞ Method A: Create a container garden...
▞ Method B: Establish a garden bed by covering a desired area with cardboard and then planting medium...
▞ Method C: Build raised beds...
▞ Method D: Develop a garden site by digging up the existing lawn, disposing of the grass in your compost pile, and amending the soil underneath.
Let’s go over how to implement each method, starting with the least labor intensive.
>> Best practices for digging garden beds:
"Personally I use a combination of Methods A and B, as I believe that produces the highest plant yields with the lowest amount of labor.
I often create a small to medium sized garden bed using Method B and use containers as a boundary.
Get creative and see what works best for you. Most of all enjoy your new garden and say goodbye to that grassy lawn!"
▻ Supportive and in variation:
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The next generation converter app you must have in your phone.
Flib will learn your preferences and auto arrange your frequent choices at the top of the list. It is probably the most beautiful, intelligent and simple converter app you have ever used.
It is the first converter app that embraces a flat design style throughout, while at the same time providing a frictionless user experience.
It is also the first product from Ten Days One App project.
Why you should try Flib?
1. A new experience for selection
2. Remember your choice on categories and units
3. 12 Colors to choose
Flib provides the following converters:
The Transformer project is based on a hypothesis: within some years, the research fields of advanced material development, distributed data networks and nano-robotics will join and provide us with a programmable, flexible building material. This new Transformer material will allow us to create spaces, objects and buildings that adapt to our needs and desires. Whenever we want it. In real-time. Barbapappa becomes real...
Imagine a new building material, which is soft, bendable and transformable. Imagine that you could shape this material to form floors and walls, stairs and doors and even furniture how and when you need it. Imagine that this material can be programmed to change its shape to your needs and desires at any moment of the day. How would it be, to live in this Transformer environment?
❒❏ Transforming the City ❐❑
The city reacts physically. Buildings can move, expand or shrink. Public space can adapt to different requirements. Spaces can transform to your desires.
How dynamic can the city react if different users have different desires? What images can we expect from a city, which is constantly re-made, re-build by it’s users?
Cambridge Beauty Chocolate works at the very source of youthful and radiant looking skin
No ordinary chocolate, esthechoc combines the potency of harnessed natural ingredients with scientific evidence.
Proprietary technology enhances the power of Cocoa Polyphenols with one of the strongest antioxidants, Astaxanthin.
These benefits are secured in the scientific & technological process known as the Astacelle Crystal Defense System.
One small esthechoc a day…
Distinctly intense and velvety esthechoc – Cambridge Beauty Chocolate is the most exquisite functional dark chocolate enriched with powerful extracts derived from algae to protect your skin from aging and contribute to its radiant look.
esthechoc – SCIENCE BASED SKIN INDULGENCE
Too Good To Be True?
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Researchers at Princeton University have reported new insights into the structure of an active component of the nickel oxide catalyst, a promising catalyst for water splitting to produce hydrogen fuel.
Now researchers at Princeton University have reported new insights into the structure of an active component of the nickel oxide catalyst, known as β-NiOOH, using theoretical calculations. Led by Annabella Selloni, professor of chemistry at Princeton, the findings were published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letterson October 28.
"Understanding the structure is the basis for any further study of the material's properties. If you don't know the material's structure you can't know what it's doing," Selloni said. Nickel oxide's exact structure has been difficult to determine experimentally because it is constantly changing during the reaction.
Armed with a better understanding of the material's structure, the scientists hope to further map out its activity in the reaction. "I'm interested in the microscopic mechanisms, what are the electrons and atoms doing?" Selloni said.
Here you are all what you need for salt conversion.
The post URL and the supportive links provide you with a super combined toolbox of calculators and charts to manipulate the salt you consume everyday.
Eat well and be Safe and Happy,
ツ List of potentially edible salts (CAUTION ☠: Check with your GP/Physician/Medical doctor before you consume any type of unusual salt)
⌛ What is salt?
☤Medical advice on salt consumption:
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Every experience in life has a purpose, a reason and season to it. There is a time for sadness, and a time for joy.
When you truly can let your tears flow, and allow the deepest sadness within you to rise to the surface, it becomes a powerful source of healing that brings profound realizations to your life.
By allowing your deepest possible sadness to be felt and experienced, that energy opens a humility inside you and a vulnerability that touches the core of your being.
It pulls you down to bottom of your emotional ocean where you find the easiest sweetest surrender to the very source of who you are.
"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities." ~ Jean Houston
"Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy." ~ Catherine Fenwick
"A sense of humor is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life." ~Hugh Sidey
Thinking of oneself as self-employed - and the boss of one's life and work - is the key to personal and professional development, says Cliff Hakim. He shows how to use his pioneering Worklife Creed as a basis for a new, satisfying philosophy of work and life.
Providing a clear roadmap for finding purpose and passion in work, this revised edition includes a refined Worklife Creed, greater emphasis on taking full responsibility for one's worklife and understanding and expressing one's own uniqueness, and a Who's the Boss?section that acts as a practical and potent take-anywhere toolbox.
Rethinking the concept of failure, this book promotes setbacks as a positive step on the path to success.
Only he who does nothing makes no mistakes. —French Proverb
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IDPhotoStudiolets free download. This freeware lets you create good country-specific passport size photo of your digital images & pictures at home.
Thankfully there is a way out to combat the ugly passport shot.
IDPhotoStudio helps to convert our crystal clear digital pictures into a valid size passport photo.
IDPhotoStudio is a simple tool which can turn any of your digital photographs into a valid size passport photo.
>> Pros of IDPhotostudio:
Even if you don’t have a printer at home, you can create your passport size photo from any of your good and attractive digital photos and take it to some studio to get the prints done.
>> Cons of IDPhotoStudio:
IDPhotoStudio does a great job. The developer however can add value to the program by adding a few basic photo editing options like red-eye remover, cropping, editing, adding effects, adjusting brightness/contrast .
It also lacks the Undo option, and if you have selected sepia effect for the picture accidentally, you will have to start it all again.
>> In passing >>
Check epassportphoto.com , as well.
Mhd.Shadi Khudr's insight:
With a clever bit of science, Japanese researchers have developed a gadget that turns sound waves into electrical energy...
The researchers (Professor Eiji Saito of Tohoku University and researchers from Japan's Atomic Energy Agency) used sound to vibrate a metal structure.
This vibration causes a current to transfer from the magnetic layer to the metal layers. Then, via the "reverse spin Hall effect," said current is transformed into useful electrical voltage...
However, assuming it can be properly scaled, I could see this technology functioning as a sort of "sound gutter" that catches excess noise that would otherwise drift into the ether and instead does something useful with it.
Those vibrations were just going to ricochet out into space, so we may as well put them to work.
It's about time these lazy, freeloading sound waves started pulling their weight around here.
>> Can sound be converted to useful energy?
>> Mobile phones could be charged by the power of speech
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Lactate is the byproduct of a process called glycolysis that the body uses to generate extra energy. In general, the more intense the exercise (and the less fit the person is), the more lactate the body produces.
‘Lactate is a very important indicator of how you are doing during exercise,’ said Jia. Doctors also measure lactate during exercise testing of patients for conditions marked by abnormally high lactate levels, such as heart or lung disease.
The researchers created the technology by imprinting temporary tattoo paper with a flexible lactate sensor, which captures electrons from the lactate and uses them to produce a weak electrical current.
A team of people at the University of California San Diego developed the tattoo, which measures lactate, a substance found in perspiration.
"We’re going to get to a day where a person will have a whole sleeve of tattoos, each with their own practical purpose. Somewhere near my wrist I’ll have my Motorola Digital Tattoo that will unlock my smartphone and then somewhere further up my arm I’ll have my temporary tattoo that tracks my exercise and converts my sweat into electricity...."
"Right now we're working on the biofuel cell so it can get higher power,"
What the study found was that people who were less fit produced more sweat energy than those who were moderately fit to fit. Subjects who were the fittest expelled the least amount of energy.
The inconsistency is a problem researchers are trying to overcome.
The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years.
In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.
An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.
This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.
Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.
Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement.
Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.
Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known.
Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes.
Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.
THEN IT HAPPENED!
By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them.
The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!
A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea --
Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.
Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind.
Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people.
But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!
What is the Hundredth Monkey Effect?
The hundredth monkey effect is a studied phenomenon in which a new behavior or idea is claimed to spread rapidly by unexplained means from one group to all related groups once a critical number of members of one group exhibit the new behavior or acknowledge the new idea.
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Mhd.Shadi Khudr's insight:
Diabetes management could be drastically changed thanks to a bionic pancreas that has undergone succesful trials.
Scientists have been able to test a bionic pancreas successfully on 32 teenagers and 20 adults suffering from Type 1 diabetes over a period of five days.
The bionic pancreas is a device that can be worn and which continually keeps an eye on the blood sugar levels of the patient and can give the patient insulin if it detects it is needed.
There are other wearable’s out on the market, however this new technology differs in that it can correct low blood sugar levels, along with high levels too – something others cannot do.
The bionic pancreas could change diabetes mangement for the better in the future...