News and Comment: Internet
To facilitate access to book chapters, conference papers and other types of publications not commonly indexed, a few colleagues and I have put together an online database that allows each of us to enter in any publications we might want others to know about, regardless of the type of publication. It also provides for the possibility of creating "bulletin boards" on any topics scholars might want to discuss. If anyone's interested, they can find it at www.getCITED.org.
Michael K. Mauws, Ph.D.
Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9
Bus: (780) 492-2311, Fax: (780) 492-2364
At http://www.pharma-lexicon.com I have 24,000 pharmaceutical/medical acronyms and abbreviations in the fields of: pharmacy, agrochemicals, biology, veterinary medicine, pharma production, chemicals, public health, toxicology, biology, medical devices/diagnostics, biochemistry, general medicine, biotechnology, lab equipment, public health, dentistry, geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing, physiotherapy (physical therapy), psychology. I would be grateful if you could tell me of any abbreviations or acronyms missing from my list:
This non-profit resource is free, thanks to the efforts of a group of html-phobic scientists and physicians.
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East Sussex TN380PE
Tel: 01424 434208
At http://nuevaschool.org/~debbie/library/research/adviceengine.html you will find a comprehensive list of search engines. Or use http://www.noodletools.com/noodlequest/ to find the search engine that best suits your needs.
Terry R. Haggerty, Ph.D.
Sportmgt Listserv Coordinator
Dean, Renaissance College, UNB
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, UNB
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5A3 Canada
Contact: Humanitarian Resource Institute
Eastern USA: (203) 668-0282 Western USA: (775) 884-4680
Internet: http://www.humanitarian.net Email: info=AT=humanitarian.net
EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH AMERICA'S NATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS DATABASE
Approximately one month ago, a release was networked entitled:
THE OLYMPIC IDEAL, HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OBJECTIVE AND THE DANCE AND SPORTSCIENCE INFORMATION NETWORK
The focus of this information was the importance of community service, volunteerism in youth development programs and the US and International Community Needs Database.
Today the scope of volunteer opportunities is expanding through a new
partnership with Youth Service America and SERVEnet
YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA is a resource center and an alliance of 200+ organizations dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of opportunities for young people to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Their mission is to strengthen the scale, effectiveness, and sustainability of the youth service field. YSA runs National/Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28, 2002); SERVEnet.org, the President's Student Service Awards, the Youth Civic Action Network, and the National Service-Learning Conference.
I don't recall whether you have featured http://www.whalemail.com in your column before. It's a site that makes it possible to email files up to 75 MB in size to anyone. You simply send the file via the whalemail site. It used to be free, but there is now a charge. --Will Hopkins
If you have not visited http://www.pelinks4u.org/ lately I would suggest it is worth a serious visit.
FITnet is designed to inform and maintain motivation for the Bureau of Health Promotion's (Iowa) 5+5 Program messages: eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day as part of a high-fiber, low-fat diet; and be physically active for at least 30 minutes five days a week. Other messages touch on stress, safety, tobacco, alcohol, and other chronic disease topics. All FITnet messages strive to offer short, positive and supportive thoughts, quotes, and specific actions to improve an individual's lifestyle.
KEN'S NOTE: To subscribe send a nice note to a real live human called Tim Lane tlane=AT=idph.state.ia.us
As you will see my site http://www.mkperformance.com is dedicated to sports performance, the links page has a variety of sites for visitors to use as resources to fulfill there athletic needs
I do not charge for my site, nor do I have any sponsors
Matt Kritz, CSCS
11902 Cypress Canyon Road #1
San Diego, CA 92131
"Computer Science in Sport" is the proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium
on Computer Science in Sport. The conference was held in Vienna from September
15 to 17, 1999. Eighteen papers are in English with German comprising the bulk
of the remaining 18 papers. English language readers will be pleased that all
papers do have an abstract in English. The 333 pages of the proceedings are
divided into 7 sections that reflect the themes of the conference:
-Multimedia and Presentation (7 papers)
-Modeling (8 papers)
-Data Bases and Expert Systems (4 papers)
-Data Acquisition and Analysis (5 papers)
-Applications (4 papers)
-Education (2 papers)
-Poster Presentations (6 papers)
This book is an important collection of papers for any professional who is actively involved in the use of technology in Kinesiology. This is an academic publication and not an overview text for the uninformed or casual reader. It is a wide-ranging collection but one that shows the depth and impact that computers are making in Kinesiology. This is a must read for anyone with an academic leaning towards computer science in sport.
NEW CHIP-MAKING MACHINE
A consortium of high-tech chipmakers and three U.S. labs plan to demonstrate a prototype chip-making machine that they say could extend Moore's Law for at least another decade. The device uses extreme ultraviolet lithography technology to trace ultrasmall lines of circuitry on silicon wafers. The group, which includes Intel, IBM and Motorola, says the technique will be capable of creating circuits that are as small as 20% to 7% the size of the smallest possible with conventional lithography. The EUV process uses high-powered lasers -- originally developed by the military -- which are bounced off a series of mirrors to etch the tiny circuits. (Wall Street Journal 11 April 2001)
LOOPING FOUNTAIN OF DATA TRANSMITS VIDEO MORE EFFICIENTLY
Digital Fountain, an Internet startup led by computer scientist Michael Luby, will introduce new technology to improve video and audio transmission over the Internet. The new method seeks to eliminate the problems inherent in transmitting data through "noisy" channels, in which data can be lost or disrupted while in transit. Luby's technology employs what the company calls "metacontent," which does not send users' transmissions broken into data packets, but instead sends a continuous loop of streaming data. If data is not received, the loop can regenerate it. Industry analysts say the technology may be a major step forward for the growth of streaming video and other applications that are bandwidth-intensive. However, analysts also note that more practical problems, such as few users having the necessary bandwidth and few companies having solid business strategies for the distribution of streaming video, will prevent further growth.
(New York Times, 16 April 2001)
COMPUTER INNOVATION NOW DRIVEN BY CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Although the U.S. still has the world's fastest supercomputer (ASCI White, named for the Pentagon-focused Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative), that system has been constructed out of thousands of individual microprocessors considerably slower than those in ordinary PCs now available in consumer electronics stores. Larry Smarr of the University of California at San Diego says: "We're in the final phases of the commodization of scaleable computing. We're at the end of an S curve and the only technology that can survive is the one with the largest installed base, which means consumer electronics." IBM's Bijan Devari explains the new "post-PC" world this way: "We're talking about hundreds of millions of devices for this new architecture. The most advanced stuff is increasingly coming from consumer markets. You can spend vast amounts of capital on things and spread it across hundreds of millions of units." According to Devari, the new distributed architecture will be modeled closely after the biological world, and will be able to run not just your home entertainment center but "a lot more." (New York Times 21 June 2001)
COMPUTER GAINS DRIVEN BY CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Supercomputers no longer represent the leading edge of computing innovations. A recent study ranking the top 500 supercomputers in the world found that even the fastest supercomputer--ASCI White at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory--is composed of thousands of processors that individually are far less powerful than current PC chips. IBM, maker of the four ASCI computers designed to manage the nation's nuclear arsenal, is working on a new chip design that it expects to pervade all aspects of computing, from mobile devices to servers. The Cell Project is focused on a biological design that would bring network processors together on a chip. Due out in the consumer market by 2004, IBM says speeds for the new design will begin at 4 GHz and lead to a simple PC offering a teraflop of processing power. (New York Times, 21 June 2001)
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.
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa USA 52557
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