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Beyond E-learning: Creating Educational Environments that Really Hum John Mitchell and Associates (JMA) and AEShareNet are combining to present this seminar with Nigel Paine, focusing on e-learning. Educational managers and practitioners interested in new practices and tools to enhance education and training practice should attend this event. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


TMRA 2006 - Topic Maps Research and Applications TMRA, the international conference series on Topic Maps Research and Applications, is a scientific and industrial forum whose main object is connecting the key players in the Topic Maps community. Delegates will find researchers, users in government and industry, as well as the vendors, the luminaries, and the standards creators gathered for an exchange of ideas in a stimulating setting. TMRA is where new challenges in Topic Maps are identified and open issues tackled. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Science International This website has been developed by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training to assist Australian researchers collaborate with Chinese counterparts. It provides information on the Science and Technology agreements between Australia and China, Chinese institutions, funding opportunities and news and events. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


ii2006 - The Information Intelligence Summit The ii2006 Summit represents a Who's Who of corporate and government users. Delegates will learn about business innovation, knowledge management and the cutting edge of content-driven business strategies. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SURA/ViDe 8th Annual Digital Video Conference The SURA/ViDe Conference brings together every year approximately 150 educators, technologists, librarians, archivists and policymakers to discuss a broad range of issues relating to the development and deployment of video-over-IP in higher education. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Antietam on the Web An in-depth online reference and interactive community centered on the American Civil War battle at Sharpsburg in 1862. Highlights from the contents include: complete texts for each of the 315 post-battle Official Reports written by commanding officers on both sides; series' of highly detailed battle and campaign maps with links to units described; the text of all 215 battlefield historical tablets describing the action; profiles of about 1,075 individuals present, including all of the known officers in command positions, many having in-depth biographical information, and with photographs From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Innovative Ideas Forum The Forum will bring together a range of speakers on topics covering infrastructure developments as well as resource discovery and delivery. Day 2 of the Forum will focus on education-related projects. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Call for Papers: Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences The International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers invites papers and presentations based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging and fragmenting ways - physical, cultural, technological, political, social - on local, regional, and global scales. Closing date 21 February 2006. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


ASCILITE 2006 ASCILITE is the annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. This year's theme 'Who's Learning? Whose Technology?' focuses attention on understanding the needs of a diversifying population. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences Presented by Association of Internet Researchers, the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers is one of the premier opportunities for scholars and researchers of all things Internet, as well as related new media technologies and practices. It is a forum to meet, present research, network and share ideas in a cooperative, multidisciplinary environment. IR 7.0 Internet Convergences will build on six previous successful conferences and, for the first time, will be held in the Asia-Pacific region. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Register for Seaweek 2006 Seaweek will be held from March 5th to March 12th 2006. Schools around Australia are encouraged to register for free Seaweek 2006 events and take advantage of free professional development sessions. Registration is now open! From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


History of a Wyoming town One of the wonders of knowledge to learn on the Internet is that it grows from the grassroots up. The website here about Wyoming history is based at Western Wyoming College. You get close to the land and close to the past by plowing through the abundant information tended here. History grassland, history, wyoming From Golden Swamp on February 16, 2006 at 6:19 p.m..


InfoNet releases infokit on Open Source JISC InfoNet has released an "infokit" on open source. Available as in HTML or PDF, the infokit aims to summarise all the important details about open source for a manager or non-technical person. It contains information on such things as licences, deployment and support and common misunderstandings. From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Basic Electronic Properties of DNA From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Measurement of Single Molecule Conductance using STM-Baased Break Junctions We have measured single molecule conductance using a combined STM- and conducting AFM-based break junction method. The method works in aqueous solutions, which is suitable for biologically relevant molecules such as DNA and peptides, and also allows us to control electron transport through redox molecules with electrochemical gate. By oxidizing/reducing the redox molecules, the conductance can be changed over several orders of magnitude. Since the method relies on statistical analysis of a large number of measurements, it determines the most probable conductance of a single molecule covalently From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


DNA Charge Motion: Regimes and Behaviors From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Sex, Drugs, and A. L. L.: How current Clinical Biomarkers and Therapeutic Agents Point to Future Opportunities in Childhood Leu From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Multianalyte Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Testicular Cancer From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Probing Silicon-Based Molecular Electronics with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy In recent years, substantial progress has occurred in the field of molecular electronics [1]. In this paper, charge transport through molecule-semiconductor junctions is probed with ultra-high vacuum (UHV) scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The presence of the semiconductor band gap enables new manifestations of resonant tunneling through individual molecules, such as unipolar negative differential resistance (NDR). Furthermore, by doping the substrate, the majority charge carrier can be tailored, thus allowing asymmetry to be designed into the I-V curve. By demonstrating these effects on si From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Field Regulation of Single Molecule Conductivity by a Charged Atom A new concept for a single molecule transistor is demonstrated. A single chargeable atom adjacent to a molecule shifts molecular energy levels into alignment with electrode levels, thereby gating current through the molecule. Seemingly paradoxically, the silicon substrate to which the molecule is covalently attached provides 2, not 1, effective contacts to the molecule. This is achieved because the single charged silicon atom is at a substantially different potential than the remainder of the substrate. Charge localization at one dangling bond is ensured by covalently capping all other surface From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Novel Magnetic Materials for Biomolecular Diagnostics Paramagnetic particles have emerged as important tools for cell sorting, protein separation, and single molecule measurements. The particles used in these applications must meet the following requirements: uniform in size, highly paramagnetic, stable in physiological salt buffer, functionizable, and 100-1000 nanometers in size. We have developed several new templated nanofabrication techniques for preparing paramagnetic particles with that meet these criteria. We will describe these new materials and their application for the detection of model pathogens. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Electrical Conduction Through dsDNA-Molecular with Nanoscale Break Junction Measuring the electrical conductivity through a specific strand of DNA is of great interest to the nano-science and engineering community. This work focuses on the electrical conduction through 15 base-pair, double helix oligo-nucleotides with various sequences. The current-voltage characteristics of the double strands are measured in a metal(Au)/ds-DNA/metal(Au) structure fabricated by immobilizing the dithiol derivatized double-stranded DNA oligionuleotide sequences in nanoscale gaps between pairs of gold (Au) electrodes, achieved through an electromigration-induced break-junction (EIBJ) tec From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Copyleft Licensing and EC Competition Law Mikko Välimäki of Helsinki University of Technology has written a paper "Copyleft Licensing and EC Competition Law" to appear in the forth coming European Competition Law Review. To quote the closing: [I]f interpreted strictly under copyright law, copyleft licenses create an open technology basis for highly competitive derivati From StuartYeates's blog on February 16, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Ariadne Decennial Issue 46, February 2006 In this issue: Projects into Services: The UK Experience, Peter Brophy; What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective, Reg Carr; The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After, Lorcan Dempsey; Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice, Derek Law; Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects, Clifford Lynch; Google Challenges for Academic Libraries, John MacColl; Excuse Me . Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?, Chris Rusbridge; Accessibility Testing and Reporting with TAW3, Patrick Lauke. Wo From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Indigenous Medical Scholarships Winners Two third year medical students at the University of New South Wales have won the Australian Medical Association Indigenous Peoples' Medical Scholarships. Felicity Chapman and Beth Kervin are the recipients for 2006. The scholarships, valued at $9,000 each, aim to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are potential leaders in the field of medicine, especially in Indigenous health. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 2:02 a.m..


Expanding Horizons, 28-29 March 2006 The event presents an opportunity for early-career researchers and professionals to discuss their work with Members of Parliament in Canberra. The theme is multi-disciplinary collaborations. Registrations are invited from all disciplines - the humanities, arts and social sciences, science, technology, engineering and medicine. Further information: Mel Lamprecht mel.lamprecht@chass.org.au, or 02 6230 7179. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 2:02 a.m..


Vrroom - Virtual Reading Room Vrroom is an education resource from the National Archives of Australia, developed for students and teachers across curriculum areas. This interactive website enables students to learn how to find, interpret and evaluate primary sources. The site provides access to primary resources enabling the conduct of archival research online. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 2:02 a.m..


Hypertext 2006 Seventeenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia: Tools for Supporting Social Structures Hypertext and hypermedia are technologies for supporting structured knowledge work. The Conference will focus specifically on tools that help us represent, model and interact with social structures, including cultural, literary, linguistic, and other types of social structures. Recently, in fields ranging from anthropology to linguistics, there has been an increasing focus on representing complex social phenomena using networks or other structure-intensive models. HT 2006 will bring together social scientists with hypertext and hypermedia researchers who specialize in building tools to build, From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 1:26 a.m..


What is Open Access? This chapter provides a brief overview of open access. It examines the three base definitions of open access; notes other key OA statements; defines and discusses self-archiving, self-archiving strategies (author Websites, disciplinary archives, institutional-unit archives, and institutional repositories), and self-archiving copyright practices; and defines and discusses open access journals and the major types of OA publishers (born-OA publishers, conventional publishers, and non-traditional publishers). From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 1:26 a.m..


Study in China - Study Chinese Abroad in Tianjin, China Information about studying Chinese at The College of International Education (CIE) at Tianjin University of Technology (TUT). From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 12:11 a.m..


ReMida WA Remida collects clean industrial waste for creative and educational projects. Remida resources may be utilised by all ages and in all learning areas. They are a non-profit organisation arising from the Reggio Emilia approach to education, promoting sustainability and creativity. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 12:11 a.m..


Digital Preservation Training Programme Booking is now open for the second Digital Preservation Training Programme. This is an intensive one week residential course to be held at Birmingham Conference Park, 20th - 24th March 2006. Topics covered will include: planning and strategy, OAIS, tools, metadata, costs, risk management, legal issues, web archiving, access plus much more. The pilot version of this training programme took place in October 2005 and received very positive comments from attendees and through a process of independent evaluation. DPTP's development is funded by JISC under its Digital Preservation and Asset Man From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 12:11 a.m..


GL8, Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature The conference offers a global platform situated and constructed for the R&D community. One that is focussed on the state of the art in grey literature with applications and innovative uses in and for science and technology. The past three conferences in the GL-Series have brought to the forefront grey literature in networked environments, works-in-progress, and open access to resources. GL8 must now harness all of this in an effort to demonstrate the power of grey to other information professionals as well as policy and decision makers, funding bodies and new investors. Submission of papers b From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 12:11 a.m..


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