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- 80How do you increase the visibility of published article?
I'm curious to learn about any additional PR steps you can take to increase the visibility of your published articles. Here are some steps I try to take (in various combinations, depending on the nature of the article):
- Cite the paper whenever appropriate
- Post preprint/postprint on arXiv/similar repository
- Bring a pile of reprints to the next conference
- Write a press release together with the press office of my university
- Send announcements out on an appropriate email list
- Put a paper copy in any academic lunch room I happen to visit
What am I missing? What are your tricks and secrets?
Nice sharing dear Bahram KazemianFollowing
- NewHow can I get the recombinant protein without urea and salt?
I had produced and purified the recombinant protein by genetic engineering. However, the protein was eluted from resin with high salt and urea solution. When I use dialysis method to remove them, the proteins aggregated. When using ultrafiltration, the protein did not accumulate in upper solution. I just want the protein in low salt solutin but with high concentration.Following
- 2Are there any case reports of Modafinil causing imp use control disorders?Any case reports of Modafinil causing impulse control issues like gambling
I've never encountered it. And I prescribe it a lot.
- 1K-medians vs k-medians - k-medians to ordinal data- do you agree with me?
I've ordinal data - in my opinion I should use k-medians in spite of k-means do you agree with me?
Thanks in advance.
I am sorry but the question as posed is not clear.Following
- 2LePera etchant - Why does in our case Picric acid crystallize on mixing with Sodium metabisulfite?
We are trying to etch DP600 using LePera etchant. As soon as we add Sodium metabisulfite to Picral, the picric acid crystallizes as powder at the bottom. Even after stirring for long it does not goes back into solution. We etched despite all this and then picric acid crystallized on specimen surface. Can someone tell what we could be doing wrong? Thanks…
The etchant is a mixture of two pristine solutions . Volumes of 30 ml of reagent 1
and 30ml of reagent 2 are poured into two different beakers. "Just before the etching
is started, the solutions are mixed in a small crystallizing vessel"Following
- 3What do you think about educational games developed in Virtual Worlds like OpenSimulator?
Does this tool satisfactory can be used for this purpose?
I think its good and necessary in educationFollowing
- NewWhat does it mean when blank (solvent) has intense peak in excitation spectrum, but weak one in emission (<10%) of sample intensity?
Also, sometimes i notice the reverse where weak excitation peak and strong emission peak. For the best of my knowledge, the solvent peak should be (<10%) of sample peak in both excitation and emission measurements.Following
- 2Are there in developed countries models of cooperation between large and small firms?
I am studying the models of cooperation and relationship between NTBFs or SMEs and large companies (supply chain, R&D or ….). I would appreciate if you could help me, Are there in developed countries program, plan or act about support of formation this relationships?
It requires a framework to entice cooperation between small and large firms. See the article discussed herein.Following
- 5Does anyone here familiar with Mechanical Turk (MTurk)?
I need to use it in my data collection. My proposed samples are working employees since I would like to assess their psychological contract breach as a initial study.
Thanks Tim Straub and Jesse Chandler.Following
- NewMay someone help me. How to do calculation on sol gel if I need to produce 97% Cerium dioxide and 3% Copper dioxide?
- 4Does anyone have the Psychological Contract Fulfilment scale at work?
Does anyone have the Psychological Contract Fulfilment scale at work? I need it to measure organisation's promise, trust and fairness among employees at workplace.
Thanks Zhou JiangFollowing
- NewWhere to find affordable coaxial needles for electrospinning?
Does anybody know where I can find affordable coaxial needles for electrospinning of PAN?Following
- NewHow to prepare sample for analyzing surface chemistry of nanoparticles using ATR-FTIR?
I found in literature that FTIR can be used to study the surface chemistry of nanoparticles. Can someone describe in detail how to prepare samples for this measurement?
- 12What conditions were required for Stellar formation pre inflation epoch (as w/ the Pearlman Spiral cosmological redshift hypothesis) ?
Assume stars formed prior to the inflation epoch as hypothesized in the Pearlman Spiral cosmological redshift hypothesis for various reasons. The stars would have been much more condense (as the universe was moving from the initial singularity) prior to the universe expanding 13B light years +- during the inflation epoch.
Under what conditions could stars have formed during that span prior to cosmic inflation?
RMP: I think i know where the misunderstanding is.
I don't think there's any misunderstanding, we just hold different views.
RMP: While what you say makes a lot of sense under the standard cosmology model (SCM), if that is the actuality. under the Pearlman spiral cosmological redshift (CR) hypothesis and cosmology model we can take the identical factual evidence and derive very different predictions, calculations and conclusions.
Perhaps, but there is a vast array of other information available that you should research first.
RMP: SCM - Gas expanded before stars formed.
RMP: Pearlman Sprial - Stars already existed (in a much denser form) prior to the expansion.
Expansion is ongoing but that is a separate issue. Stars give off ultra-violet light which ionises neutral gas into plasma. Neutral hydrogen absorbs a particular frequency called the Lyman-Alpha line but the ionised plasma does not so we can tell when the first stars formed by looking at that ionisation. As a result, we know it was much later than the formation of the gas.
RMP: SCM - CMB of today must have been so hot to start that stars could not have survived. this is based on the assumption CR is due to an expanding universe over the past 13B +/-years would have diluted/dissipated the CMB temp.
No, the CMB from which we get the light was only about 2970K, stars are much hotter. Even the Sun is 5870K and hot blue stars often exceed 20,000K. The absence of stars in the few tens of millions of years after the CMB was released is based on the observation that the gas became neutral hydrogen which would be impossible if there had been any stars then. For more information, look up the "Lyman Alpha Forest" and the "Peterson Trough". Any alternative cosmology you wish to try will have to explain those in detail.
RMP: Pearlman Spiral (which is short for Pearlman SPIRALL ;) - The CR is due to RALL (Redshift Attests to Lagging Light) in SPIRALL
I have no idea what that means. Many people have tried to explain how the frequency of light can be changed without expansion but all have failed, it is harder than you think. In particular, remember that any explanation must also explain why all frequencies of light are shifted by the same ratio for any given source, and sources of light which have well defined durations also last longer in exact proportion to the change of frequency.
Then how do you explain the fact that it was so much denser and hotter that it glowed, something we see as the CMB now? Where did the helium and deuterium in the universe come from? The temperature needed to produce those exceeds 300 million degrees and it had to cool rapidly to avoid destroying the elements as fast as they formed
RMP: so the universe is best estimated at 5776 years old
Don't be silly, dendrochronology alone can date trees to exact years back nearly 14,000 years and of course there has been life on Earth for several billion years.Following
- 40What are the mechanistic insights about the response of a nutrient at various levels of plant organisation ?
Nutrient response of a plant is expressed through a sequence of events , called physiological signals , the origin of which is claimed to differ from one plant to another plant species. Our most of the nutrient responses are expressed at whole plant level , especially on the basis of consumable plant parts . My question pertains to following set of sub-questions:
* Why do we evaluate response of a nutrient at the whole plant level ?. Is it because of ease of measurement ?.
* Whether the response of a nutrient is visible at gene level?
* Whether response of a nutrient visible at cellular level ?. If so , whether the signal is translated at whole plant level ?
* Do you feel , expression of nutrient response is a sequel of significant communications from sub-cellular level to whole plant level?
* How do you see the role of plant species in these nutrient response-induced cellular functions?
Hope , We will get better insights into the plant responses operating in response to nutrient application .
The way how Dr. Paul tried to relate the ancient Greek Philosophy with science is very interesting.Following
- 1Building Blocks: Do you agree it is really a critical issue?
Some works in the literature (Goldberg/Bridges, for instance) have demonstrated that standard Genetic Algorithms (GAs) usually cause the building blocks disruption of the solutions. On the other hand, some current papers have shown that the use of a GA special implementation may be a viable alternative in order to overcome this issue. In this sense, I would like to know what you think about that. Please, try answering my question in a short clear response if possible.
Thank you very much in advance!
Dear Lauro Cássio:
The building blocks problem depends on the nature of the concrete task you are solving. But there are a variety of algorithms that makes evolve solutions codes populations (one or more) helped by a diversity of operators, GA could be included in this variety. Some of these algorithms could be more effective for a diversity of tasks.
The first article I wrotte devoted to this method "The Integration of Variables method". an additional information you can find in other works that you can download in my researchgate page, like Analysis and Synthesis of Engineering Systems.
Excepting the GA, the rest of the algorithms included in the method doesn't present the building blocks problem.
- NewIf we want inference to be driven solely form data, why do we even bother specifying a prior? What is the sense of a so called "uninformative prior"?
What is the raison d'être of uninformative priors? Isn't one of the Bayesian goals that of allowing to systematically incorporate prior information into inference?
- 3When is the convenient time to look for an intermediate host freshwater snails, Lymnaea rubiginosa, at a grazing area?
Recently, we when to the paddy field in early morning, about 6.30 am, to look for the freshwater snails. During observation, there were no Lymnaied snails was present there. Before this, studies have been done in that area, the liver fluke infection has occurred in cattle. But, still did not find the presence of snails that act as intermediate host for this disease.Therefore, we want to know when and where to find the snail intermediate host that causes liver fluke disease in cattle. Thanks.
I find that with Lymnaied snails you can find them almost year round in many parts of the world. If you really believe the infections are coming from the ponds on the field you should start to check around the edges of the water and perhaps on emergent vegetation. Since Lymnaied snails are amphibious I often find them 5-10 cm or so out of the water sitting on a substrata like cement or plants.Following
- 5How do I calculate hydrogen bond energies?
We investigate a dimer of an organic molecule. It is linked together by two hydrogen bridges.
a) What is the best way to calculate the bonding energy of the dimer?
One possible approach is to optimize the geometries of the dimer and the monomer with classical DFT methods, let’s say B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p). The energy of the monomer is corrected with BSSE correction. The difference between (2x)monomer and dimer energy gives the bond energy of the hydrogen bond.
b) Is that correct?
c) How to do this type of calculation with modern dispersion-corrected DFT methods?
d) Which method / basis set combination would you propose?
Your ans to B is yes. as to which method is the best..I will say use MP2 methods with big basis sets.Following
- 99+Is Chalmers' so-called "hard problem" in consciousness real?
In his 2014 book "Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts" Stanislas Dehaene wrote "Chalmers, a philosopher of the University of Arizona, is famous for introducing a distinction between the easy and the hard problems. The easy problem of consciousness, he argues, consists in explaining the many functions of the brain: how do we recognize a face, a word, or a landscape? How do we extract information form the senses and use it to guide our behavior? How do we generate sentences to describe what we feel?
“Although all these questions are associated with consciousness,” Chalmers argues, “they all concern the objective mechanisms of the cognitive system, and consequently, we have every reason to expect that continued work in cognitive psychology and neuroscience will answer them. By contrast the hard problem is the “question of how physical processes in the brain give rise to subjective experience … the way things feel for the subject. When we see for example, we experience visual sensations, such as that of vivid blue. Or think of the ineffable sound of a distant oboe, the agony of an intense pain, the sparkle of happiness or the meditative quality of a moment lost in thought … It is these phenomena that poses the real mystery of the mind”."
Stanislas Dehaene's opinion is "that Chalmers swapped the labels: it is the “easy” problem that is hard, while the “hard” problem just seems hard because it engages ill-defined intuitions. Once our intuition is educated by cognitive neuroscience and computer simulations, Chalmers’ “hard problem” will evaporate".
Personally, I agree with Stanislas Dehaene's opinion.
Even in the case of an illusion you need their self-reports to validate the fact that the involved individuals have a similar conscious experience.Following
- 8Can carbonate/bicarbonate concentrations be calculated using major ions/TDS/pH/EC?
I need to construct Piper diagrams using historical water quality data, but don't have carbonate/bicarbonate concentrations... Please advise if it's possible.
The link below is one of the most accurate method to calculate what you want. Currently, I am using this method for working out alkalinity and other species in the samples.
- 2Any advice on RNA isolation of skin sample for rt-PCR?
To extract RNA properly out of a whole Skin sample (mouse), how can I homogenize the sample? would the ceramic beads be enough for that? and later, which is better, TriFast or Trizol?
Thanks alot in advance!
Why not pass them through 18 and 21-gauge needles?
I have used this method with success for RNA isolation in mice ventricles which have become rubberised (difficult to break down) as a result of RNALater. I have syringed a sample ten times up and down in QiAzol solution to break it down. I think with skin tissue this will be even easier.Following
- 3How do I enhance surface expression of FPR1 on primary human neutrophils?
I want to titrate my rabbit anti-human FPR1 antibody and would like to perform the titration on cells that I know strongly express FPR1 on their surface.
Yes PMA should work fine too. Li Xiao reported ear lobe inflammation model for imaging using PMA, check the molecular imaging paper.Following
- NewDoes anyone have experience with SaeboFlex?
Does anyone have experience with SaeboFlex in neurological hand treatment?Following
- NewWhere can I find trending topics and research on machine learning?
I'd rather hear it from the experts in this subject, but I am going to look around "Cognitive Learning Applications" and other biological learning methods and it's application to technology. Although help from in field researchers would be great. Thanks!Following
- 3Gaussian the error in link 716?
While I put a job for Scan 2 molecules in gaussian the error 716 appeared. Could you please suggest how I can resolve it?
Explanation of Error
This means that the Gaussian job terminated abnormally because an angle x in the z-matrix optimized to become outside the allowed range of 0 < x < 180.
Fixing the Error
This can happen if there are large geometry changes in a molecule, especially one composed of interacting fragments, and one must either re-define the z-matrix, or use a different coordinate system.Following
- 6What is the epistemic value of 3D visualization in archaeology and heritage?
I am working on a theoretical analysis of the practice of 3D visualization of archaeological heritage and built heritage and am open to comments and suggestions.
We think that 3-D documentation in rock art might be helpful as a means of capturing much of the data encompassed on a rock relating to the prehistoric image production. It would be helpful for an interactive experience of a rock art site by those who are unable to directly and personally visit these locations.
We have experimented with 3-D approach. See our work on academia.eduFollowing
- 3How can I change gibbs free energy of rection from positive to negative in gaussian?
I optimized all reactants and products. all frequencies and directions are correct but the delta G of reaction is positive. Delta G should be negative because the reaction is Automatically. I use B3LYP/6-31+G** and a have Se and S in my reactant and product
Remember a positive free energy does not mean the reaction doesn't take place it means the reaction is not spontaneous under the given conditions and in the set direction. So if you're free energy is positive it simply means you reaction is not spontaneous in that direction.Following