The effects of phonotactic and orthotactic probabilities on orthographic fast-mapping in kindergarte
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the linguistic components of phonotactic and orthotactic probability affected children’s ability to fast-map orthographic information and whether orthographic processing explained unique variance on children’s literacy skills above and beyond that of phonological processing. Moreover, the current study examined whether kindergarten children with and without typical language abilities were differentially affected by linguistic processes on read
Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
Where is Mr. Clean? Household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women
The household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women is examined using the 2003 American Time Use Survey. There are three components to an income determination model: individual, structural and gender level components. The individual component argues that people are rational human beings who make conscious decisions on how to maximize their utility, with increased investments in human capital possibly leading to increases in income. The structural component views society as orga
Prediction of variation in dimensional tolerance due to sheet metal hydroforming using finite elemen
Hydroforming of aluminum sheets is very important in the aircraft industry, due to the advantages of less wrinkling and cost effectiveness. Numerous research has been conducted in this field, which deals with the development of methods and tools to control accuracy of the bend and prediction of the springback after the sheet metal has been formed. Rivets are the most commonly used fasteners to fit together the subassemblies of the aircraft. The holes for riveting are punched after any forming op
Prediction of crack growth in aircraft engine bleed air ducts using finite element and crack growth
The bleed air system in an aircraft engine is one of the most important systems for flight operation and is the heart of the aircraft engine pneumatic system. It consists of ducts and components that supply high pressure bleed air from the engine compressor to the other systems. The functioning of bleed air system plays a vital role in flight safety, ground operations, and coordination with other existing systems  including fuel system, lubrication system, ignition system, and anti-ice system
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature by providing a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. One highlight of the course is the Small Group Session. The small group format provides one with an excellent opportunity to closely interact with a faculty member by enhancing the concepts taught in the lectures and clarifying questions concerning the lecture material.
Antarctic Village - Metisse Flag
By way of calling the Orta Antarctic expedition to an end, the artists staged the first in a series of symbolic football games, ‘Heads or Tails, Tails or Heads’. Meteorologists, paleontologists and geologists from the Marambio Antarctic Base joined the Orta team to play a symbolic ‘All Nation’ match. The Metisse Flag and the Antarctic football shirts, created by the artists make it difficult to identify the adversary. The front and back of the players' shirts are stitched together with d
Suresh पाठ ६० (Paath saath) = LESSON 60 : SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
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How the Presidency Is Invading Your Home [New York Post, October 11, 2010] The Obama administration isn't satisfied giving the American public vast things we don't want — from stimulus packages to bailouts to ObamaCare. Witness its attempt to redesign home appliances. In the pipeline are dumb regulations for almost everything that plugs in or fires up in your home.
[New York Post, October 11, 2010]
The Obama administration isn't satisfied giving the American public vast things we don't want — from stimulus packages to bailouts to ObamaCare. Witness its attempt to redesign home appliances.
In the pipeline are dumb regulations for almost everything that plugs in or fires up in your home.
Understanding English Syntactic Phenomena
This course is designed to get students doing syntactic analyses of English constructions. The main goal of this class is two fold: To help students enhance their understanding of the structure of English in a systematic and scientific way \item To help students develop keen eyes on the structure of simple as well as complex English sentences. The class focuses primarily on the descriptive facts of English syntax, presented in a way that encourages students to develop keen insights into the Engl
7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside (MIT)
Regenerative medicine involves the repair and regeneration of tissues for therapeutic purposes, such as replacing bone marrow in leukemia, cartilage in osteoarthritis or cells of the heart after a heart attack. In this course, we will explore basic mechanisms of how cells differentiate into specific tissues in response to a variety of biologic signaling molecules. We will discuss the use of such factors for in vitro tissue production. We will also study the cellular mechanisms involved in the cl
7.346 RNAi: A Revolution in Biology and Therapeutics (MIT)
Despite centuries of effort, modern medicine still struggles to find the source of disease and to provide specific treatment without side effects. Both traditional small molecules and protein-based therapeutics have achieved only limited success. What is the next therapeutic frontier? The answer may be RNA interference. In this course, we will focus on the therapeutic potential of RNAi. We will discuss its discovery functions in normal biological processes, utility as an experimental tool, poten
Discovering Diversity - Taffye
Taffye, associate provost of equity, diversity and community relations discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity on campus and the role that the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Relations plays at ECU
Black Lace Warners Bra
Black lace bra; non-wired, front opening with black metal hook to secure. Adjustable straps. Maker: Warners - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Green Glass Bead Necklace
Green glass bead necklace; glass 'rounds' of various sizes - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
L.E.D. Bionic Quartz Watch
L.E.D watch. 'Bionic' quartz with red digital display. Date: 1977 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
RF Engineering : past exam questions: level 3 part 3
This resource (B364 RF Engineering Level 3 Part 3) contains past examination questions from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. This unit takes a top-level systems approach to selected examples of microwave system, e.g. radar, remote sensing. The syllabus also includes invited (and assessed) lectures from an industrial expert on the topic of EMC/EMI. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineeri
Red and Gold Gift Box
Red and gold gift box with lid. Oblong shape, covered with red paper decorated with sylised kits or fans (possibly hand printed) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Research methods: Making Sense
This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of
3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar (MIT)
This freshman course explores the scientific publication cycle, primary vs. secondary sources, and online and in-print bibliographic databases; how to search, find, evaluate, and cite information; indexing and abstracting; using special resources (e.g. patents) and "grey literature" (e.g. technical reports and conference proceedings); conducting Web searches; and constructing literature reviews.