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An email-based sporadic publication of
technology-related items for kinesiologists
compiled by
Ken Daley. Issue #32.

 

 


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- Science historian Gerald Holton


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HIGHER EDUCATION: The Scout Report March 29, 2002 Volume 8, Number 11

Locally Controlled Scholarly Publishing via the Internet: The Guild Model [.pdf]
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/csi/WP/WP02-01B.html

Four major types of free publishing models help researchers and scholars communicate on the Internet: "electronic journals, hybrid paper-electronic journals, authors' self-posting on web sites, and disciplinary repositories where authors post their own unrefereed articles." A fifth model, called Guild Publishing, is "the research publication series that are called working papers or technical reports that are sponsored by academic departments or research institutes." Offered by the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, this report compares and contrasts Guild Publishing with the other four publishing models, highlighting both its strengths and limitations. Any scholar or student who uses the Internet for either research or publishing should find this report valuable, and users can read the report online or in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. [TS]


HIGHER EDUCATION: NewsScan Daily, 19 April 2002 ("Above The Fold")

BRAIN "DRAIN" IS ACTUALLY BRAIN RECIRCULATION
A study from the Public Policy Institute of California has concluded that immigrant entrepreneurs and professionals from countries such as China and India are increasingly consulting for companies and government departments in their native countries. Furthermore, one out of five of the immigrants surveyed have invested in their own their own startups or venture firms in their homelands. Anna Lee Saxenian, the UC-Berkely regional economics professor who conducted the study, says: "Immigrant entrepreneurs are being infected with the Silicon Valley disease. Then they are exporting it." (New
York Times 19 Apr 2002)
http://partners.nytimes.com/2002/04/19/technology/19BRAI.html


INTERNET TOOLS AND SITES:

KEN’S NOTE: For many Photoshop is a necessary tool in their digital world. Most learn just enough to do the job at hand. Here are a few tools and connections to expand your range of possibilities.

PHOTOSHOP RESOURCES ON-LINE
The Adobe sit should be your first stop as they will keep you up to date on the latest changes / happenings in the world of all things Photoshop. http://www.adobe.com/misc/training.html
Planet PhotoShop is your “cut to the race” site, as it will connect you to the best that can be found on the web: http://www.planetphotoshop.com
A very nice site for step by step instructions to create special effects: http://www.handson.nu/


INTERNET TOOLS AND SITES: NewsScan Daily, 17 January 2002 ("Above The Fold")

EXPLODING CHIPS COULD FOIL THIEVES
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego have developed a way to blow up silicon chips using an electric signal -- an innovation that could be used to fry electronic circuitry in devices after they're stolen or fall into the wrong hands. The American spy plane that was impounded in China last year is an example where such technology would have proven handy in destroying its secret electronics systems. Similarly, if a cell phone were stolen, the owner could alert the wireless carrier, which would send a signal to trigger a small explosion in the phone's chip, rendering it useless. The techniques uses a small amount of the oxidizing chemical gadolinium nitrate applied to a porous silicon wafer. (New Scientist 16 Jan
2002)
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991795


INTERNET TOOLS AND SITES: Edupage, March 25, 2002

MIT COMES TO WASHINGTON'S DEFENSE
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has entered into an alliance with the Pentagon to develop high-tech armor for soldiers that would incorporate nanotechnology. The United States government will put $50 million into the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology at MIT, while the school will put 35 of its professors on the project in return. Defense contractors Raytheon and DuPont are also contributing $40 million over a period of five years. Some of the applications planned for development include a fabric with nano-engineered liquid molecules that would stiffen when subjected to a magnetic field. Soldiers could use their clothing as a cast if bones are broken, or as protection against penetration by bullets. Nanotechnology could help to significantly reduce the weight soldiers currently have to carry, upwards of 125 pounds. The research initially will be unclassified, but that could quickly change should the Defense Department find any dramatically valuable military technology.
(Financial Times, 25 March 2002)


INTERNET TOOLS AND SITES: NewsScan Daily, 26 March 2002 ("Above The Fold")

THE PHOTONIC REVOLUTION
Whereas electrons are a basic component of matter, photons are a basic component of energy and make up the electromagnetic spectrum (including X-rays and ultraviolet, infrared, and radio waves, as well as visible light). The photonic revolution, though still well in the future, is expected to revolutionize technology in general and particularly computing and communications. Anthony Tether, head of the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA), predicts: "You'll see enormous advances in optical components and devices. Miniaturization will lead to many orders-of-magnitude increases in performance. You can do a lot more in a lot less real estate." One new development is the creation of "photonic fibers" by MIT physics professor Yoel Fink, who says the fibers can deliver up to 1,000 times more photons than today's fiber-optic cables. (San Jose Mercury News 25 Mar 2002)
http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/2935412.htm


TECHNOLOGY / COMMUNICATION: NewsScan Daily, 26 March 2002 ("Above The Fold")

WELCOME TO THE 'THUMB TRIBE'
Young people under the age of 25 who are avid users of handheld technologies such as mobile phones, GameBoys and PDAs, are exhibiting a physical mutation, according to research conducted by the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit at Warwick University in England. The study, carried out in nine cities around the world, indicates that the thumbs of younger people have taken over as the hand's strongest and most dexterous digit.
Indeed, in Japan, where the trend is most noticeable, the under-25s refer to themselves as "oya yubi sedai" -- the thumb generation, or thumb tribe. The study's author, Dr. Sadie Plant, says: "The fact that our thumbs operate differently from our fingers is one of the main things that defines us as humans. Discovering that the generation has taken to using thumbs in a completely different way and are instinctively using it where the rest of us use our index fingers is particularly interesting." She cites examples of younger people using their thumbs exclusively and ambidextrously to type messages on a phone keypad, barely looking at the keys while doing so. "They used the absolute minimal movement -- simply exerting pressure with the thumb rather than tapping at the phone. There are many ways to input information into these devices, but for some reason kids under 25 most often choose to use their thumbs over any other digit. There is no question that choice is having a clear effect on their physicality: thumbs are the new fingers." (The Observer 24 Mar 2002)
http://www.observer.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,673103,00.html


TECHNOLOGY / COMMUNICATION: NewsScan Daily, 15 April 2002 ("Above The Fold")

THINGS COME ALIVE
We're just at the beginning of a new age of products, devices and objects that talk to us -- and to each other. "We're really talking about the next 50 years of computing," says the executive director of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, which is one of the organization studying ways of using computer chips embedded in tiny pieces of plastic attached to just about everything, including egg cartons, eyeglasses, books, toys, trucks, and money. The tags are currently known as Radio Frequency Identification Tags (REIG), and the
Auto-ID Center calls the core of its standard "ePC" or Electronic Product
Code. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Gillette, and Procter & Gamble have committed to using the technology. As for privacy issues? Accenture scientist Glover Ferguson agrees that privacy will be an issue, and says: "There will have to be a social discourse about what we want and don't want. But the technology isn't going away. You can't un-invent it." (USA Today 11 Apr 2002)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2002/04/12/tinyband.htm


TECHNOLOGY / COMMUNICATION: NewsScan Daily, 19 April 2002 ("Above The Fold")

BOOTLESS PCs
Personal computers that boot up instantly may be on the market in just a few years, according to some researchers. Researchers at places such as the University of Houston, Motorola, Siemens, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and NASA are working to develop nonvolatile memory, because "you can take it to the moon and the same information will be there." Alex Ignatiev of the Texas Center for Superconductivity says that his group as designed a "simple resistor" that's much faster to access than RAM and can be applied in a thin film only a few hundred atomic atomic levels thick. (Wired 19 Apr 2002)
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,51936,00.html


This publication is a collection of bits and bytes that I assemble as I wander about on the Internet. If you have notes to share please send them to me.

Moving Together is not an official publication of Maharishi University of Management. It is nothing other than a personal try to share/create a collective wisdom in the area of technology as it impacts professional Kinesiologists.

Ken Daley
Email
http://www.mum.edu/exss_dept/daley.html
Associate Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa USA 52557
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editor Sportscience Homepage 2002
Edited by Ken Daley.
Published October 2002