Inside Google Plus | Magazine The positive response to Google+ has been sweet vindication for Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of products.Photo: Pamela Littky For all of Google’s successes, the company has an underwhelming track record when it comes to social networks. Time after time, its attempts have been met with shrugs or downright hostility. But Buzz was an embarrassing debacle. Now Google is back with Google+, a new and even more ambitious social service. Ever conscious of its past failings, the Googlers had braced for a skeptical reception when Google+ was introduced as a “field test” in June. The positive response was sweet vindication for Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of products. Wired: What was the launch like? Horowitz: It’s a bit of a blur.
Curriculum - College of Architecture The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is a four year undergraduate degree and requires a minimum of 128 credit hours. For more details about each course, view the listings in the Texas A&M Course Catalog. Total Credit Hours: 128 First Year, Fall Semester First Year, Spring Semester Second Year, Fall Semester Second Year, Spring Semester Third Year, Fall Semester Third Year, Spring Semester Mid Semester, Summer Semester Fourth Year, Fall Semester Fourth Year, Spring Semester *Subject to change ** See advisor for a list of approved courses A grade of C or better is required in courses under major coursework and supporting coursework. Semester away can be fulfilled by Study Abroad or study at an approved other university (12 hours) or internship (6 hours). Study abroad students will take CARC 301, CARC 311, and CARC 331. Internship students will register for LAND 494 in 4th year, fall semester.
Constitution Set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed A constitution is an aggregate of fundamental principles or established precedents that constitute the legal basis of a polity, organisation or other type of entity, and commonly determine how that entity is to be governed. When these principles are written down into a single document or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to embody a written constitution; if they are written down in a single comprehensive document, it is said to embody a codified constitution. Some constitutions (such as that of the United Kingdom) are uncodified, but written in numerous fundamental Acts of a legislature, court cases or treaties. Etymology General features Generally, every modern written constitution confers specific powers on an organization or institutional entity, established upon the primary condition that it abides by the constitution's limitations. Ancient See also
Cycling glove Cycling gloves are gloves designed for cycling. They fulfill many functions, including: warmth, comfort and protection. A white leather fingerless cycling glove on a man's hand Basic functionality Warmth In Qufu, Shandong, where winter weather is freezing, owners of electric bikes equip them with warm mittens/sleeves of sorts, attached to handlebars Gloves are frequently used to keep the hands warm, a function that is particularly necessary when cycling in cold weather. Comfort Cycling places a good deal of stress on the hands, in the form of prolonged pressure against handlebars and transmission of sudden road shocks through handlebars to the hands. However, excess padding can lead to other problems. Face and nose wiping Cyclists often deal with perspiration and nose running on a constant basis. Protection Putting a hand out to break a fall is a natural reaction. Types of gloves Fingerless cycling gloves, also known as track mitts. Buying gloves
Guess What? Millennials Want A Lot Of The Same Things As Their Parents This article is more than 4 years old. There’s a lot that’s said about Millennials, like that they’re perennial renters, job hoppers and not keen on settling down. Yet, a new survey from Credit Karma suggests that in many ways, the generation isn’t so different from their parents. The vast majority of Millennials still desire the so-called American Dream, which includes getting married, buying a house and having children. “They’re delaying things like marriage and homeownership, but it’s not that they don’t want them,” says Bethy Hardeman, chief consumer advocate at Credit Karma. The survey found that a whopping 88% of Millennials who are currently renting eventually want a place to call their own, 83% of single Millennials hope to tie the knot and 75% see kids in their future. So, what’s the hold-up? To be sure, the degree to which student loans are dictating people’s lives can depend on just how far in the red they are. The financial crisis is also still haunting Millennials.
Political system In political science, a political system defines the process for making official government decisions. It is usually compared to the legal system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. However, this is a very simplified view of a much more complex system of categories involving the questions of who should have authority and what the government influence on its people and economy should. Definition According to David Easton, "A political system can be designated as the interactions through which values are authoritatively allocated for a society". Anthropological classification Anthropologists generally recognize four kinds of political systems, two of which are uncentralized and two of which are centralized. Sociology The sociological interest in political systems is figuring out who holds power within the relationship of the government and its people and how the government’s power is used. See also Notes References
Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures A finding by a team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health may account for why the flu virus is more infectious in cold winter temperatures than during the warmer months. At winter temperatures, the virus’s outer covering, or envelope, hardens to a rubbery gel that could shield the virus as it passes from person to person, the researchers have found. At warmer temperatures, however, the protective gel melts to a liquid phase. But this liquid phase apparently isn’t tough enough to protect the virus against the elements, and so the virus loses its ability to spread from person to person. “The study results open new avenues of research for thwarting winter flu outbreaks,” said National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Director Duane Alexander. Influenza viruses are usually spread from person to person through coughs and sneezes. Dr. “Like an M&M in your mouth, the protective covering melts when it enters the respiratory tract,” Dr. Similarly, Dr.
Me generation The "Me" generation is a term referring to Baby Boomers in the United States and the self-involved qualities that some people associate with it. The 1970s were dubbed the "Me decade" by writer Tom Wolfe; Christopher Lasch was another writer who commented on the rise of a culture of narcissism among the younger generation of that era. The phrase caught on with the general public, at a time when "self-realization" and "self-fulfillment" were becoming cultural aspirations to which young people supposedly ascribed higher importance than social responsibility. Origins Jogging and other health and diet trends went mainstream with the Me generation. The cultural change in the United States during the 1970s that was experienced by the Baby Boomers is complex. By the mid-1970s, Tom Wolfe and Christopher Lasch were speaking out critically against the culture of narcissism. These criticisms were widely repeated throughout American popular media. Characteristics See also
Political science Scientific study of politics A world map distinguishing countries of the world as federations (green) from unitary states (blue), a work of political science Political science is the scientific study of politics. Modern political science can generally be divided into the three subdisciplines of comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Other notable subdisciplines are public policy and administration, domestic politics and government, political economy, and political methodology. Furthermore, political science is related to, and draws upon, the fields of economics, law, sociology, history, philosophy, human geography, political anthropology, and psychology. History Origin The journal Political Science Quarterly was established in 1886 by the Academy of Political Science. Behavioural revolution and new institutionalism 21st century Overview Country-specific studies Anticipating crises Subfields Cognate fields
Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making Public release date: 28-Oct-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Paula Byronpaulabyron@vtc.vt.edu 540-526-2027Virginia Tech Roanoke, Va. – A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence that the neurotransmitter can be tracked in its movement between brain cells while a subject expresses decision-making behavior. "In an experiment where we measured dopamine release while a subject made investment decisions in a stock market trading game, we showed that dopamine tracks changes in the value of the market," said Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and professor of physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. "This exciting preliminary result requires replication, but it immediately sets the imagination in motion," said Kishida.
Link between Alzheimer's disease and gut microbiota is confirmed Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Still incurable, it directly affects nearly one million people in Europe, and indirectly millions of family members as well as society as a whole. In recent years, the scientific community has suspected that the gut microbiota plays a role in the development of the disease. A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) in Switzerland, together with Italian colleagues from the National Research and Care Center for Alzheimer's and Psychiatric Diseases Fatebenefratelli in Brescia, University of Naples and the IRCCS SDN Research Center in Naples, confirm the correlation, in humans, between an imbalance in the gut microbiota and the development of amyloid plaques in the brain, which are at the origin of the neurodegenerative disorders characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. The brain under influence A very clear correlation A strategy based on prevention Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert!
Marxism Marxism is the name for a set of political and economic ideas. The core ideas are that the world is divided into classes, the workers and the richer capitalists who exploit the workers, there is a class conflict that should ultimately result in socialism (workers own means of production), and then communism (stateless, classless society). These ideas come from the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. People disagree a lot on how a Marxist society should be organized: "Marxist political economists differ over their definitions of capitalism, socialism and communism. What is it? The working class vs. the capitalist class[change | change source] Marxism says that people in the world are organized into different groups, or classes, based on what they do for work. Most people are called "workers" because they work in factories, offices, or farms for money. Another group, who are not as big as the working class, are "capitalists" (or "bourgeoisie"). Class struggle[change | change source]