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Leading Social Science Research Delivered Daily Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. We have received several excellence awards for our web site. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by distributing Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals.

How to Meditate Note: These instructions are drawn from the vipassana traditions of Mahasi Sayadaw and Chao Khun Bhavanapirama Thera. It is assumed the reader is familiar with the article, What is Vipassana? Contents Biologically-Inspired Robotics While great strides have recently been made in robotics, robots still cannot get to the same places that people can. They have trouble jumping over gaps, squeezing through tight spaces, climbing ladders, crossing over ponds on top of stepping stones, climbing cluttered stairs, maneuvering over rubble, and getting through dense forests. To achieve this level of maneuverability in robots, researchers at IHMC look toward nature. Inspired by the speed of cheetahs, the endurance of horses, the maneuverability of monkeys, and the versatility of humans, IHMC researchers are on a quest to develop legged robots that are fast, efficient, and graceful, with the mobility required to access many of the same places that humans can. Their research takes many forms, including biologically inspired hardware design, bipedal and quadrupedal walking, balance, and push-recovery control algorithms, and exoskeleton design and control.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: <strong>(More) Open Metrics: Emerging Impact Measures</strong> Numbers Game Hots Up Citation metrics have become key numbers for journals, institutions and even individuals, and a host of different models are emerging/ Tracey Caldwell / Information World Review / February 4 2008 / The beguiling simplicity of the “impact factor” has made it a figure of supreme importance in research. Impact Factor Journal impact factors, or IFs, measure how often science and social science journals are cited by academics. The measurement of the number of times a journal is cited by researchers in the field has become shorthand for the value of that journal; and funding bodies and employers use citation metrics to assess the productivity of institutions, departments and individuals.

Welcome to the SEPO Risk Management Toolkit The most important part of your risk management effort is process and the way you use it. If you do not have a process yet, we recommend that you start using tools that will help you develop a process. The "Process Assets" compartment of this toolkit contains tools that can help you define, tailor, implement, and monitor a risk management process on your program or within your organization. These tools include guidance, steps, and descriptions of elements of the process. Journal of International Law and Politics-NYU Law Skip to main content Home › Journals › Journal of International Law and Politics Journal of International Law and Politics The website for the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics has moved to If you have any trouble reaching the new site, please try restarting your browser and visiting the above address again.

Brain Welcome to the pycortex WebGL MRI viewer! This viewer shows how information about thousands of object and action categories is represented across human neocortex. The data come from brain activity measurements made using fMRI while a participant watched hours of movie trailers. Computational modeling procedures were used to determine how 1705 distinct object and action categories are represented in the brain. Further details on this work can be found in this video or in the paper by Huth, Nishimoto, Vu and Gallant (2012), "A continuous semantic space describes the representation of thousands of object and action categories across the human brain", Neuron 2012.

More than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs Now Available to Download for Free The National Academies—National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—are committed to distributing their reports to as wide an audience as possible. Since 1994 we have offered “Read for Free” options for almost all our titles. In addition, we have been offering free downloads of most of our titles to everyone and of all titles to readers in the developing world. Manifest V0.2 Manifest V0.2 I am a hard bloggin’ scientist. 1. I create amazing stuff in my mind. Dein Beitrag auf HardBloggingScientists! Zur Zeit nehmen wir keine Gastbeiträge an.

RAF Probabilistic Risk Assessment White Paper Risk Assessment Forum White Paper: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods and Case Studies with companion FAQ Document Document Links Document History Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) began playing an increasingly important role in Agency risk assessments following the 1997 release of EPA’s Policy for Use of Probabilistic Analysis in Risk Assessment at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and publication of the Guiding Principles for Monte-Carlo Analysis. Both the white paper and the companion FAQ document addresses recommendations on risk assessment processes described in the U.S. National Research Council’s (NRC) report Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment.

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