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OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations

OATD – Open Access Theses and Dissertations
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Search Engines:Grey Literature - Topical Search Wiki From Topical Search Wiki General OpenGrey – multidisciplinary European database of grey literature. National Technical Information Service (NTIS) – search in NTIS reports. Zanran – A search engine for data and statistic documents. Academic The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) – An experts handpicked catalog of academic materials. Patents Search Specialized Directories GreySource Index – A Selection of Web-based Resources in Grey Literature Related Pages News External Links References Collection History The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public. Maps are uniquely suited to high-resolution scanning because of the large amount of detailed information they contain. With Luna Imaging's Insight® software, the maps are experienced in a revolutionary way. about the technology Insight client/server and browser software by Luna Imaging, Inc.

Repurpose your old Wii Balance Board as an Android-connected smart scale Weight and activity trackers are an emerging trend, assisted by wearable devices like Nike's FuelBand, the Fitbit, and Withings' Smart Body Analyzer — but they don't come cheap. Smartphone apps may have helped users track their fitness for a little or no cost, but until recently there was no easy way of measuring your weight and automatically uploading that data to your chosen fitness service. FitScales is a new open-source Android application that can be calibrated to connect to your old Wii Fit Balance Board, allowing you to repurpose the gaming accessory as an internet-connected scale for no cost (providing you already own one). FitScales uses Bluetooth to connect your Android device to the Wii Fit Balance Board and can sync the results to either RunKeeper of Fitbit, making it easy to track your weight alongside other fitness activities. Thanks to its open-source nature, we may see other fitness app APIs added to the app to help you better track your health in the future.

MIT Theses This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT's DSpace contains more than 40,000 theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 1800's. Theses in this collection have been scanned by Document Services or submitted in electronic format by thesis authors. If you have questions about MIT theses in DSpace, contact Document Services. If you are a recent MIT graduate and would like to add your thesis to the theses in DSpace, see Add Your Thesis to MIT's DSpace for instructions. MIT theses are protected by copyright.

Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions EdX Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 21, 2013 – EdX , the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, today announced another doubling of its university membership with the addition of its first Asian institutions and further expansion in the Ivy League. The xConsortium is gaining 15 prestigious higher education institutions, bringing its total to 27, including Tsinghua University and Peking University in China, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, Kyoto University in Japan, and Seoul National University in South Korea, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The expansion reflects edX’s rapidly growing global student body and supports its vision of transforming education by bringing the power of learning to all regardless of location or social status. Asia – Australia - Europe - United States -

Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) by YCAM (@ycam_jp) now available for download #openframeworks Further to our post from some weeks back, Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) by Yoko Ando and YCAM is now available for download. Briefly, RAM Dance Toolkit is a C++ creative coding toolkit (openFrameworks) to create environments for dancers. RAMDanceToolkit is created by YCAM InterLab, including Yoshito Onishi, Satoru Higa, Motoi Shimizu and Kyle McDonald. This toolkit contains a GUI and functions to access, recognise, and process motion data to support creation of various environmental conditions (called “scene”) and gives realtime feedbacks to dancers using code in an easy way. Toolkit uses openFrameworks, which means users can use functions from both RAM Dance Toolkit and openFrameworks. For more details, please see RAMDanceToolkit wiki Download Mac and Windows applications here or visit GutHub for full source including addons and everything else you need to get started.

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