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- 1¿What are the main problems of the Delphi method?
Problems related to the application of the method
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- 6Any advice on TCT in Confusion Matrix in ENVI 5.2?
Im working on ENVI 5.2, with Tasseled cap (TCT). The resulted output from this process is in ENVI Standard format, which shows error when used as an input in Confusion Matrix... For this i want its output in ENVI Classification format. I also tried this by using "Edit ENVI Header" tool... This requires Classes for classification... I dont know how to add/select classes from TCT image. Kindly Suggest...
Thankyou for the suggestion.Following
- 7Do you believe in charisma? Would you support and follow a charismatic leader?
In his key theory of power and authority explained in his last and unfinished book “Economy and Society” (E&S), Max Weber presents three types of authority: traditional, rational and charismatic. Weber defines charismatic authority as "resting on devotion to the exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person, and of the normative patterns or order revealed or ordained by him" (E&S, 215). That is, charisma is a quality of an individual personality that is considered extraordinary, and followers may consider this quality to be endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or exceptional powers or qualities. Whether such power actually exists or not is irrelevant; the fact that followers believe that such powers exist is what is important. Weber also considers charisma to be a driving and creative force, which surges through traditional authority and established rules. The sole basis of charismatic authority is the recognition or acceptance of the claims of the leader by the followers. While it is irrational, in that it is not calculable or systematic, it can be revolutionary, breaking traditional rule and even challenging legal authority (E&S, 241-242).
Nowadays, there is a growing criticism regarding political leaders, political parties and even more to candidates to world leaders as well as a large abstentionism in democratic elections, namely throughout Europe. Discussing the future in E&S, Weber rightly suggested that social struggles wouldn’t be exclusively class based, but it would still follow ethnic and nationalist grounds, thus becoming a fertile territory for charismatic leaders’ adventures (E&S, 39). Are we now facing the threat of the irruption of charismatic leaderships able to mobilize countless people and turning into strong regional or global movements regardless their ideas?
Yes for both question, but maintaining the restriction introduced by George, regarding politicians.Following
- NewWe are interested in electronic devices that measure the diameter of the trees daily and communicate with data logger. What are the best devices?Following
- 5Is it possible to calculate the vibration constant of AFM Tip by considering the thermal vibrations?
Is it possible to calculate the vibration constant of AFM Tip by Incorporating the thermal effects and/or considering the thermal vibrations?
If yes, can you explain how can i calculate it?
I want to know more in this field, can you offer any references?
- 3How to transfect primary murine NK cells?
Does anybody have experience with the transfection of primary murine NK cells? I would like to take my mRNA experiments to a new level and verify my findings, but as far as I read it is not so easy to transfect them. Since this is an important part of my Master project I would be very thankful for any advice.
Transfection of primary cells is very difficult and almost impossible to say which is the best way to use viral vectors.
Other ways to spend money and time.
- NewTriple quadrupole mass spectrometry ms/ms mode determination of protease used peptide produced?
How do you know the protease used to produce peptide with sequence NH2-A-V-A-G-C-A-G-A-R-CO2HFollowing
- NewHas somebody examples of the molecular dynamics simulation results corresponding to experimental thermophysical properties of real gases?
What I see in literature, the results of molecular dynamics simulation are frequently compared with results of other researchers, but not with experimental data, as far as real gases are concerned.Following
- 8Do you have access to detailed death statistics in your country?
I have been documenting strange step-like changes in deaths in a number of countries and would like others to check and see if these observations can be replicated using small-area death statistics. Attached is a paper documenting the parallel effects of these events on medical admissions to hospital and it gives an idea of the sort of analysis which could be required.
If needed many of the supporting studies can be accessed at www.hcaf.biz in the 'Emergency Admissions' web page - which also contains the published stuidies on deaths.
Much appreciated if you can assist.
Hi All, Answers to your replies as follows.
1. Already have New Zealand data and can confirm that it behaves exactly the same as Australian and UK data.
2. Detailed means monthly deaths (all-cause mortality) by spatial unit (which can be a region, authority, city, or very small area such as LSOA and MSOA in the UK). Data is needed at a minimum from 2006 to date.
3. For those studying the issue of increased deaths in their country need to urgently read the series of publications on my website www.hcaf.biz in the 'Emergency Admissions' folder. Emergency medical admissions and deaths are showing linked behaviour. Especially read the paper 'Are emergency admissions contagious?' The behaviour is consistent with outbreaks of a new type of infectious agent.Following
- 13Capitalism vs. Democracy: Are democracies in developed and developing world are able to protect the rights of common citizens against capitalism?
Mass production of goods (in 15-16th century) divided the society into capitalists and labourers followed by developments of democracies to counter the effects of capitalism.
What do you think about rights of equality in dimensions of inequality among citizens in different countries and nations?
"I think that the future belongs to democracy, but not to capitalism, because they are opposite camps."
------ Ricardo AlarconFollowing
- 2Why we not consider meachanical losses as a resion for the power loss in a transformer?
As there is no mechanical rotation in transformers, no mechanical losses exist. the vibration of the core lamination does not cause significant mechanical losses.Following
- 5Ceramics pigments: Is grinding under one micron possible?
Grinding under micron ceramic pigments.
When using a pigment finely ground under one micron in most cases, is not obtained initial coloring (no grinding).
What does it depend ? the destruction of the crystal structure? (Wet grinding is done)
How to avoid this?
Better to change the type of synthesis? (Solid state reaction with So gels or other types?)
Can someone help me?
Thanks in advancee..
Many thanks to all for the answers. .
Dear Prof. Marcos Augusto Lima Nobre:
how to re-engineer the crystal structures? what parameters you mean?
my problem is precisely the presence of some elements in the glass that alters the composition of the pigment particles. (replacement of elements)
Dear Mirabbos Hojamberdiev :
I will check the phase with XRD.
Thanks in advance at all.Following
- 1Does anyone know some immobilizing solution for pikeperch (Sander lucioperca)?
I would like to carry out an experiment focused on pikeperch sperm and want to imobilise the pikeperch spermatozoa for few minutes (about 30min). As I know, there are some solutions which are able to slow down the movement but they can not stop the spermatozoa motions completely.
I worked on trout semen cryopreservation ten years ago. When we wanted to activate trout spermatozoa, we were using hypo-tonic solutions. As you know trout lives in freshwater and their spermatozoa activate when contacted with fresh water (hypo-tonic). For example 100-150 mOSM NaCl or fructose. Trout spermatozoa are inactive in isotonic (near 300 mOSM) solutions. I am not working on fish semen cryopreservation at the moment. Moreover, I have not got any experience on Zander fish. However, I know Zander lives in fresh and also brackish water. I think you should try different solutions with different osmotic pressure. Maybe in Zander fish spermatozoa are not totally inactivated with osmotic pressure.
An other important point is temperature of solution and microscope slide. We cooled slides and microscope for best results. Because as you know trout lives in cold water and their spermatozoa also wants cold water for activation... As I said before I have no experience about Zander fish and their spermatozoa physiology.
I hope you will find best solution for inactivation of Zander spermatozoa.
- 1What is the average no show pediatric appointments?
Pedaitric patients average no show appointments
Sharon, this sounds like an important concern. I am wondering the age-range for the appointments. I would think infants to preschool need to get shots to prevent childhood diseases; however, wellness care for children sometimes can be put on hold due to busy schedules, or so the parents may think. Are you looking for data? I think each medical group would have different results. Do you suppose the results differ by region (US) or by education level of the parent? Here is a link to an article of poor attendance and high cancellations of children with diabetes.Following
- NewHave you ever heard verb of ecognition?
Have you ever heard verb of ecognition? Can you give an example?Following
- NewWhy there is a decreasing trend of electrical impedance of piezoelectric transducer in frequency domain?
While studying piezoelectric transducer in frequency domain, it is found that electrical impedance has highest peak or value at fundamental frequency but decreases at higher harmonics. why it has a decreasing trend?Following
- 1How are habitat, niche and ecosystem defined with the same set of attributes?
Most text book definitions of habitat, niche and ecosystem seem rather imprecise and unrelated to each other, particularly from a spatial perspective. I wonder whether there is a source or attempt defining the three terms with the same set of attributes. One difference seems the number of species. Habitat and niche refer to a single species, ecosystems to one or more. Habitat and ecosystem are a volume within the biosphere with geographic coordinates, whereas a niche could be defined as a set of functional relationships within a habitat. Further, habitat has a single size depending on the size of the organism and its mobility (rooted plants versus the rest) whereas ecosystems occur as a nested hierarchy volumes.
I recommend Kei (2010) entitled Handbook of Research on Methods and Techniques for Studying Virtual . You can find it in link below:
- 3Can anyone identify the Histopathological changes of the dog skin slide and final diagnosis of the disease?
Can anyone identify the Histopathological changes of the dog skin slide and final diagnosis of the disease?
Clinical data would be very helpfull. Also new stains (PAS; Immunohistochemistry )Following
- 6Anyone watching the Indian monsoon vs the Arabian-Pakistan Dust Cloud?
Today there is a storm between India and Arabia, and via the Colorado State website at http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/products/tc_realtime/archive.asp?product=16kmgwvp&storm_identifier=IO912015 -- you can see the interaction between the storm and the Arabia-Pakistan Dust Cloud, image attached. I am viewing the Metosat 7, "Storm Relative 16 km Geostationary Water Vapor Imagery" Anyone else watching this interaction between the monsoon moisture and the Dust Cloud?Following
- Khalid Muzafar added an answer in interscalene block:2Which is more common, the occurrence of Hypotension Bradycardia Event (HBE) during shoulder arthroscopy in block alone or block associated with GA?...
i think otherwise, have seen few HBE with block only rather than block with GA.Following
- 47Can anyone help me identify this ornamental plant?
This plant is successfully cultivated in Jordan as ornamental plant, but I am unable to find it as a species in the local or neighboring floras.
Yes, I am sure Brachychiton populneus. Es comun en plazas de Argentina.Following
- 1How does the lack of communication in the workplace affect it's employees?
I read one article that states the lack of being listened to can lead to stress which can affect your health. Have you seen any research to support this article?
It is very stressful to not be listened to, - be it at home or at work place. I do not know if these papers shed light on your topic but check them out and ask the authors here on RG:Following
- 99+Social media: Downvoting and degrading in social networks – What are the reasons? - What are the reactions?We have recently seen a lot of down-votings in some threads. We also saw different kinds of reactions on this phenomenon. I would like to ask a question about these reactions.
First I assume that there are several possible reasons for downvotings: dissent – misunderstandings – misuse of buttons without knowing it– a social scientist who writes a paper about the reactions – a test carried out by RG – some technical problem, etc.
I would like to have a discussion about the reactions on the part of researchers. We have seen calls to ban down-voters or to cancel their anonymity. Elections in democracies are anonymous and there are good reasons for this. I think most of us agree about some basic traits of democracy, the right to stay anonymous is among them. What about these basics in social media?
I don't know why so many downvotes without reasonable explanation? and How I can find a researcher that downvote my answer and question?
Please see this question and answer:
- 7What is the percentage knockdown needed for a valid siRNA experiment?
Utilizing western blot analysis, I was able to knockdown NRF2 by 55%. Does it need to be closer to 20% or less?
Before determining the KD efficiency on Western Blot, you may want to know, for example, will knocking down NRF2 in certain cell types cause cell growth arrest (or death). If so, the Western Blot will only show you the "survivors" which received lower copy number of shRNA/siRNA or due to other mutations. The feedback regulation or other compensations, such as inducing isoform expression, should be considered. If you have NRF2 expression vector, you may co-transfect the expression vector with each individual shRNA/siRNA, starting from 1:10 but you can challenge with 1:1 or even 10:1 ratio in e.g. 293T cells to validate potent shRNA/siRNA. Then it will be easier to predict your Western Blot results if only showed 50% knockdown.Following
- NewNeed sample prep troubleshooting for Immuno-SEM?
I would like to do Immuno-SEM (not TEM) on brain slices. The antibody labeling will need to be post-embedding for reasons I don't want to get into. However, I will need to omit the osmium tetroxide step during sample fixation/prep because it destroys antigenicity and also slice very thin (~70 nm) to ensure antibody penetration through the sample.
1) What are the disadvantages of omitting osmium tetroxide in brain preps (embedded in LR white). The brain is 50% lipid by dry weight
2) Are "plastic sections" (i.e. LR white embedded) suitable for SEM and are ~70 nm slices, which is more typical for TEM, suitable for SEM?.Following
- NewWhy have archaeologists clung to the irrefutable and non-predictive speculations as to the meaning of the rock art of Ireland, the UK and France?
The three man schools of thought are that the panels of motifs are either abstract/highly stylized art, entoptic visions by shamans while under altered states of consciousness or depictions of celestial objects/astronomical events. None of those speculations has ever been tested, nor can they ever be tested. Moreover, they have no predictive power whatsoever. “an irrefutable hypothesis simply imposes some meaning on the art, without effectively paying any attention to its content or context.” “Only unrefuted refutable conjectures deserve any confidence at all.” (O’Farrell)
In contrast, the ‘map’ hypothesis set forth in my papers, can easily be tested. Furthermore, it can predict the relative location of heretofore unknown sites and monuments, and give us a glimpse into the chronology of sites and monuments.Following
- 8Could Lactulose consumption worsen Diabetes mellitus?
if yes by which mechanism?
Mauro Jose - thank you for the important information. Please explain why hepatic encephalopathy is a concern for lactulose. I am a nutritionist and would like a more detailed answer.Following
- 20Can anyone help me identify these Scarab beetles?
These insects collected from beach forests in north of Iran.
Do you agree with my identification of them ?
2.Chlorocala (Smaragdesthes) africana
To help, picture from the Under and aedegus is necessary.Following