Monthly Archives: February 2006

W3C Launches Incubator Activity

February 28, 2006

W3C Launches Incubator Activity
http://www.w3.org/2006/02/incubator-pressrelease
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/

W3C announces the launch of its Incubator Activity, a new initiative to foster development of emerging Web-related technologies. “With the Incubator Activity, W3C Members and Invited Experts can now combine Web technology discovery with the outstanding technical resources of W3C and see what develops,” said Steve Bratt, W3C Chief Executive Officer. The first Incubator Group (XG) to be launched addresses the issue of content labels. Read the press release and the new XG charter.

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Development – Developmental Mechanism of Plants and Animals Research Journal

February 28, 2006

Development – Developmental Mechanism of Plants and Animals Research Journal
http://dev.biologists.org/

Development is a primary research journal that provides an insight into mechanisms of plant and animal development, covering all aspects from molecular and cellular to tissue levels. It aims to act as a forum for all research that offers a genuine insight into developmental mechanisms. Studies on both plant and animal development are welcome and can be focused upon any aspect of the developmental process, at all levels of biological organization from the molecular and cellular to the tissue levels. Experimental papers will be given the highest priority. Manuscripts that are entirely descriptive will only be accepted if they are of particularly high quality and offer novel insight into developmental mechanisms. Development is published twice monthly (24 issues/year). This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Making Sense of Plant Smells

February 28, 2006


Making Sense of Plant Smells

Making Sense of Plant Smells
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=105823

A trip to the neighborhood florist is proof positive that flowers have an array of scents to pique our senses, but researchers are also investigating the myriad other functions of these aromas–known to scientists as “plant volatiles.” Typically liquid substances that evaporate easily at average temperatures, plant volatiles play important ecological roles from attracting pollinators to repulsing herbivores and from destroying microorganisms to dispersing seed. Moreover, humans have used plant volatiles since antiquity in the production of perfumes, in medicines, and as spices that serve dual roles of flavoring agent and food preservative. Plants reported to have antimicrobial activity include chilies, clove, garlic, mustard, sage, rosemary and thyme.

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Global Market Share Statistics by Net Applications

February 28, 2006


Market Share By Net Application

Global Market Share Statistics by Net Applications
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/

This data provides valuable insight into significant trends for internet usage. These statistics include monthly information on key statistics such as browser trends (e.g. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox market share), search engine referral data (e.g. Yahoo vs. MSN vs. Google traffic market share) and operating system share. We use a unique methodology for collecting this data. They collect data from the browsers of site visitors to their exclusive on demand network of small to medium enterprise live stats customers. The sample size for these sites is more than 40,000 urls and growing. The information published is an aggregate of the data from this network of hosted website statistics. The site unique visitor and referral information is summarized on a monthly basis. In addition, they classify 300+ referral sources identified as a search engine. Aggregate traffic referrals from these engines are summarized and reported monthly. The statistics for search engines include both organic and sponsored referrals. The websites in their population represent dozens of countries in regions including North America, South America, Western Europe, Australia / Pacific Rim and Parts of Asia. Users should note that no double byte search engines are included in the search engine referral population. The data is made available free of charge on a monthly basis that includes monthly browser market share trends, top search engine referrals, and operating systems trends. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Demographics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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W3C Launches Incubator Activity

February 28, 2006

W3C Launches Incubator Activity
http://www.w3.org/2006/02/incubator-pressrelease
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/

W3C announces the launch of its Incubator Activity, a new initiative to foster development of emerging Web-related technologies. “With the Incubator Activity, W3C Members and Invited Experts can now combine Web technology discovery with the outstanding technical resources of W3C and see what develops,” said Steve Bratt, W3C Chief Executive Officer. The first Incubator Group (XG) to be launched addresses the issue of content labels. Read the press release and the new XG charter.

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Development – Developmental Mechanism of Plants and Animals Research Journal

February 28, 2006

Development – Developmental Mechanism of Plants and Animals Research Journal
http://dev.biologists.org/

Development is a primary research journal that provides an insight into mechanisms of plant and animal development, covering all aspects from molecular and cellular to tissue levels. It aims to act as a forum for all research that offers a genuine insight into developmental mechanisms. Studies on both plant and animal development are welcome and can be focused upon any aspect of the developmental process, at all levels of biological organization from the molecular and cellular to the tissue levels. Experimental papers will be given the highest priority. Manuscripts that are entirely descriptive will only be accepted if they are of particularly high quality and offer novel insight into developmental mechanisms. Development is published twice monthly (24 issues/year). This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Making Sense of Plant Smells

February 28, 2006


Making Sense of Plant Smells

Making Sense of Plant Smells
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=105823

A trip to the neighborhood florist is proof positive that flowers have an array of scents to pique our senses, but researchers are also investigating the myriad other functions of these aromas–known to scientists as “plant volatiles.” Typically liquid substances that evaporate easily at average temperatures, plant volatiles play important ecological roles from attracting pollinators to repulsing herbivores and from destroying microorganisms to dispersing seed. Moreover, humans have used plant volatiles since antiquity in the production of perfumes, in medicines, and as spices that serve dual roles of flavoring agent and food preservative. Plants reported to have antimicrobial activity include chilies, clove, garlic, mustard, sage, rosemary and thyme.

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Global Market Share Statistics by Net Applications

February 28, 2006


Market Share By Net Application

Global Market Share Statistics by Net Applications
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/

This data provides valuable insight into significant trends for internet usage. These statistics include monthly information on key statistics such as browser trends (e.g. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox market share), search engine referral data (e.g. Yahoo vs. MSN vs. Google traffic market share) and operating system share. We use a unique methodology for collecting this data. They collect data from the browsers of site visitors to their exclusive on demand network of small to medium enterprise live stats customers. The sample size for these sites is more than 40,000 urls and growing. The information published is an aggregate of the data from this network of hosted website statistics. The site unique visitor and referral information is summarized on a monthly basis. In addition, they classify 300+ referral sources identified as a search engine. Aggregate traffic referrals from these engines are summarized and reported monthly. The statistics for search engines include both organic and sponsored referrals. The websites in their population represent dozens of countries in regions including North America, South America, Western Europe, Australia / Pacific Rim and Parts of Asia. Users should note that no double byte search engines are included in the search engine referral population. The data is made available free of charge on a monthly basis that includes monthly browser market share trends, top search engine referrals, and operating systems trends. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Internet Demographics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)

February 27, 2006

Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/index.html

Knowledge management is a term that has worked its way into the mainstream of both academic and business arenas since it was first coined in the 1980s. Interest has increased rapidly during the last decade and shows no signs of abating. The current state of the knowledge management field is that it encompasses four overlapping areas:

* Managing knowledge (creating/acquiring, sharing, retaining, storing, using, updating, retiring)
* Organisational learning
* Intellectual capital
* Knowledge economics

Within (and across) these, knowledge management has to address issues relating to technology, people, culture and systems. Perhaps as a consequence of this diversity, the knowledge management literature is at present fragmented. Many of the most influential articles on knowledge management appear in journals in fields as diverse as information systems, general management, strategy, organisational sociology or human resources. The literature also often, somewhat misleadingly, presents the subject as split. Current examples of these splits, which should rather be debates, include those between the codification and collaboration schools of thought, and between Western (meaning North American) and Eastern (meaning Japanese) approaches. The intention for this journal is not only to accommodate these and other perspectives, but also to seek common ground between them. The aim of KMRP is to provide an outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of managing knowledge. This will include not just those focused on the organisational level, but all levels from that of the individual to that of the nation or profession. This will include both theoretical and practical aspects, and especially the relationship between the two. There will be a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches, and on the mixing of hard (e.g. technological) and soft
(e.g. cultural or motivational) issues. Rigorous contributions from both academics and practitioners are welcomed. Articles may be empirical research papers, theoretical papers, conceptual papers, case studies or surveys. KMRP will fill the need for a journal specifically concentrating on knowledge management that maintains the highest standards of rigour, and publishes articles that reflect greater multidisciplinary work and/or conceptual integration than those currently published in existing outlets. A cross-disciplinary focus will also enable articles in the journal to address other important tensions in the field of knowledge management, such as those between:

* Strategy and operations
* People and technology
* Short-term and long-term needs
* The organisation and the individual

This has been added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

February 27, 2006


Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

Executive Summary:
The basic list of items for the multilingual vocabulary was compiled from a frequency search of terms in scientific data sheets on medical products. This search was performed on a Dutch language CD-ROM optical disk available from the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association. Due to limited funding and the tight time schedule, thorough academic research and testing had to make way for a more pragmatic approach calling upon a network of (native) professional translators, experienced in medical translations or working closely together with physicians. Assistance was provided by EURODICAUTOM, in the form of printouts of terms available in the European Terminology database. Besides a list of English definitions and translation instructions, the translators were provided with a disk and a free text database highly facilitating data input. Specific instructions and frequent individual monitoring of the translation tasks proved to be a satisfactory approach. As it appears from the project time-table the results of the projects were due at an earlier date. However, as the translators confronted the project leaders with the justifiable request for a definition or context for each of the 1,830 terms. The provision of those definitions proved to be a time-consuming task and resulted in a revision of the deadline from September, 94 to April, 95. The glossary was in the first place meant for the authors of user package leaflets. They will now have at their disposal: a) an English dictionary of 1.830 medical terms, frequently used in written drug information, b) nine glossaries of 1830 scientific and popular medical terms, one in each of the nine official languages of the European Union, c) an electronic database of the dictionary and glossaries, and d) a user-friendly software interface as an Internet application, installed at the World-Wide Web server of the University of Gent, Belgium. This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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