Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Building a Career, One Academic Step at a Time

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

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““The four-year undergraduate experience is often out of reach for large segments of our population,” said Kemi Jona, associate dean for digital innovation and enterprise learning at Northeastern University in Boston. Moreover, he said, “the idea of getting that one degree and you’re set for life doesn’t really hold water anymore. Then the question becomes, ‘how do we make it easier for working adults and people who need to pick up new kinds of tools and technologies?’”

The answer: stackable credits, which Cassandra Horii, director of Caltech’s center for teaching, learning and outreach, defined as “a more bite-sized piece of education that stands on its own and has value in the workplace.” But “if you continue on your educational trajectory, that piece fully counts towards your next educational step.”

The stackable term itself, noted Jimmie Williamson and Matthew Pittinsky in an article in “Inside Higher Education,” is “clever, invoking the image of Lego blocks and the metaphor of assembly.”” “}}

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/education/learning/stackable-degree-continuing-education.html

Diabetes and RACE A Historical Perspective

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

ethnicity & diabetes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000712/

Biological composites—complex structures for functional diversity | Science

Monday, September 30th, 2019

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6414/543

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An example is the combination of rigidity and flexibility in protein-based teeth of the squid sucker ring. Other examples are time-delayed actuation in plant seed pods triggered by environmental signals, such as fire and water, and surface nanostructures that combine light manipulation with mechanical protection or water repellency. Bioinspired engineering transfers some of these structural principles into technically more relevant base materials to obtain new, often unexpected combinations of material properties. Less appreciated is the huge potential of using bioinspired structural complexity to avoid unnecessary chemical diversity, enabling easier recycling and, thus, a more sustainable materials economy.
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Genome-wide analysis of polymerase III-transcribed Alu elements suggests cell-type-specific enhancer function.

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

https://genome.cshlp.org/content/early/2019/08/14/gr.249789.119.long

His dark materials | 1843

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

https://www.1843magazine.com/design/his-dark-materials

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The material he’s describing is Vantablack – the blackest black ever created. It was developed by a company called Surrey NanoSystems (SNS), whose laboratory is housed in a single-storey, pre-fab block in a dreary business park near the port at Newhaven, on Britain’s south coast. Vantablack is made from carbon nanotubes (“Vanta” stands for “vertically aligned nanotube array”). Each tube is just a few nanometres thick and a few hundred nanometres tall – that is, just a few billionths of a metre.
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A rocker’s guide to management | 1843

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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One of the most striking differences between the Stones and the Beatles is that the Beatles split up after a mere seven years at the top, whereas the Stones are still going. One startup flashed brightly and burned out; the other established itself as a long-running corporation.
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https://www.1843magazine.com/features/a-rockers-guide-to-management

How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World – The New York Times

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

3 parts
R & (J v L) ?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/magazine/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-trump.html

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

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“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””
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Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html

Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley | Science

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/187/4175/398

Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley

P. J. Bickel1, E. A. Hammel1, J. W. O’Connell1

Science 07 Feb 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4175, pp. 398-404
DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4175.398

A type of Simpson’s paradox

Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Rather scary

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau7292.full