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Incorporating Applied Critical Thinking into Computer Information Systems Curriculum under a University-Wide Initiative
(Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, 2015-11)
Information Systems (IS) educators have long recognized the importance of critical thinking (CT) as an essential element in the success of their curricula. Past research on CT in IS curricula mainly focused on individual ...
Probing the aging effects on nanomechanical properties of a LiFePO4 cathode in a large format prismatic cell
(Elsevier B.V, 2015)
Li-ion batteries offer great promise for the future of energy storage due to their superior gravimetric and volumetric energy density. One of the challenges in promoting their expanded use is to improve the cycle life of ...
Hydrogen Storage in the Li-Mg-N-H System–Ammonia Suppression By Addition of Ru Doped Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Abstract not available.
Acoustic Flame Suppression Mechanics in a Microgravity Environment
(Microgravity Science and Technology, 2015)
The following paper deals with acoustic flame suppression mechanics in a microgravity environment with measurements taken from an Arduino-based sensor system and validation of the technique. A Zippo lighter is ignited ...
Non-informative Hierarchical Bayesian Inference for Non-negative Matrix Factorization
(Journal of Signal Processing, 2015)
Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) is an intuitive, non-negative, and interpretable approximation method. Canonical NMF approach could derive some basic components to represent original data, while probabilistic NMF ...
A New Speciation Scheme of Soil PAHs toward Risk Assessment
(Journal of Soil and Sediment, 2015)
PURPOSE: The speciation of soil organic pollutants is of great importance for risk assessment and contaminant remediation, however, only few studies have attempted to develop a speciation scheme for a facilitated risk ...
Enhanced Adsorption of Trivalent Arsenic from Water by Functionalized Diatom Silica Shells
(PLoS ONE, 2015)
The potential of porous diatom silica shells as a naturally abundant low-cost sorbent for the removal of arsenic in aqueous solutions was investigated in a batch study. The objective of this work was to chemically modify ...
Current Techniques for Detecting and Monitoring Algal Toxins and Causative Harmful Algal Blooms
(Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2015)
The detection and monitoring techniques for algal toxins and the causative harmful algal blooms (HABs) are essential for the protection of aquatic lives, shellfish safety, drinking water quality, and public health. Toward ...
Convergence Studies on Monte Carlo Methods for Pricing Mortgage-Backed Securities
(International Journal of Financial Studies, 2015)
Monte Carlo methods are widely-used simulation tools for market practitioners from trading to risk management. When pricing complex instruments, like mortgage-backed securities (MBS), strong path-dependency and high ...
On the Paradox of Pesticides
(Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2015)
The paradox of pesticides was observed experimentally, which says that pesticides may dramatically increase the population of a pest when the pest has a natural predator. Here we use a mathematical model to study the ...