Turns out a little thanks can go a long way for a relationship—as long as it’s sincere. Find out why.... Read more »
ALGOE, S., GABLE, S., & MAISEL, N. (2010) It's the little things: Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 17(2), 217-233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01273.x
I already reviewed two other articles about agile supply chains. One on the role of distribution centers in supply chains and one on the migration from lean to agile supply chains.
But the question comes to mind if lean and agile supply chains have to be mutually exclusive or if it is possible to combine them. Christopher and Towill (2001) had a look at this question regarding the supply chain design. Continue reading "Design of Agile Supply Chains"
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Christopher, M., & Towill, D. (2001) An integrated model for the design of agile supply chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution , 31(4), 235-246. DOI: 10.1108/09600030110394914
Dental researchers are forging ahead with their branch of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It hasn't been long since engineered growth in situ of replacement teeth was demonstrated in rats, and now a research group has shown they can regenerate tooth enamel in mice, thereby healing cavities: A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month ... The gel or thin film contains a pepti........ Read more »
Chater and Christiansen (2010) argue that learning culturally transmitted systems such as language are easy to learn because they have adapted to learner's biases, so their intuitions will likely be correct. I argue against this using grammaticality judgements of Welsh.... Read more »
Nick Chater . (2010) Language Acquisition Meets Language Evolution. Cognitive Science. info:/
Sometimes, the scientific literature sucks at getting information to you.
I was looking at the table of contents of a new issue of The Journal of Crustacean Biology and saw an article about how to photograph soft-bodied crustaceans. Hm, I wonder why photographing soft-bodied crustaceans is difficult, I thought.
And the abstract mentioned software to deal with short focal planes by merging several pictures. The software is Helicon Focus.
Yes, I should be happy that I have found something usefu........ Read more »
Berejnov, V., Sinton, D., & Djilali, N. (2010) Structure of porous electrodes in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells: An optical reconstruction technique. Journal of Power Sources, 195(7), 1936-1939. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.10.050
Hegna, T. (2010) Photography of Soft-Bodied Crustaceans via Drying, Whitening, and Splicing. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 30(3), 351-356. DOI: 10.1651/09-3253.1
Scannell, E., Dell'Ova, C., Quinlan, E., Murphy, A., & Kleckner, N. (2008) Pharmacology of ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors on neurons involved in feeding behavior in the pond snail, Helisoma trivolvis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(5), 824-833. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.011866
Perhaps this research by Pero et al. can support small and medium sized companies with the design and redesign of its supply chain network.
The goal of the study was to analyze the connection between topological features of the supply chain and the resulting supply chain performance.
Method and Model
The authors used simulation techniques and statistical analysis to simulate a pull based supply network. The network consists of a retailer-, distributor- and manufacturer-level.
Demand and le........ Read more »
Pero, M., Rossi, T., Noé, C., & Sianesi, A. (2010) An exploratory study of the relation between supply chain topological features and supply chain performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 123(2), 266-278. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.08.030
Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging made simple, both for the common men and for the professionals alike.... Read more »
Ian L. Pykett, Ph.D., Jeffrey H. Newhouse, M.D., Ferdinando S. Buonanno, M.D., Thomas J. Brady, M.D., Mark R. Goldman, M.D., J. Philip Kistler, M.D., & Gerald M. Pohost, M.D. (1982) Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Radiology. info:/
We love getting interesting emails from our readers. Some are complaints about our (mostly mine) colorful language, many are emails telling us how they appreciate what we do, several even come from our colleagues who would like us to know about some recent research or a new expedition, and we get many readers asking us specific . . . → Read More: Pouring Oil on ‘Troubled Waters’... Read more »
MacDonald, I., Leifer, I., Sassen, R., Stine, P., Mitchell, R., & Guinasso, N. (2002) Transfer of hydrocarbons from natural seeps to the water column and atmosphere. Geofluids, 2(2), 95-107. DOI: 10.1046/j.1468-8123.2002.00023.x
Wyckoff, Lieut. A.B. (1886) The use of oil in storms at sea. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 23(123), 383-388. info:/
When I read updates on blogs or the news about the BP oil spill, my expression is generally very serious: furrowed brow, pursed lips which I’m probably chewing in alternation with gnawing a nail. But last week I laughed out loud, a true LOL, a brash guffaw. (“What?!” my labmates inquired.) I had read this [...]... Read more »
Gephart, R. (2004) Normal Risk: Technology, Sense Making, and Environmental Disasters. Organization , 17(1), 20-26. DOI: 10.1177/1086026603262030
Leveson, N., Dulac, N., Marais, K., & Carroll, J. (2009) Moving Beyond Normal Accidents and High Reliability Organizations: A Systems Approach to Safety in Complex Systems. Organization Studies, 30(2-3), 227-249. DOI: 10.1177/0170840608101478
Weick, K. (2004) Normal Accident Theory As Frame, Link, and Provocation. Organization , 17(1), 27-31. DOI: 10.1177/1086026603262031
Taking a brief break from this blog's focus on clinical neuroscience research I will summarize a recent TED MED presentation by David Pogue. The talk was titled "Can the iPhone Save Your Life?". The presentation was presented live in October of 2009 but just recently became available on the website.David is a key electronics guru and educator with a regular column in the New York Times. He was asked about the potential role for the iPhone and other smart phones in medicine. David has a large........ Read more »
Matsumura K, Yamakoshi T, & Ida T. (2009) Performance measures of alcohol-induced impairment: towards a practical ignition-interlock system for motor vehicles. Perceptual and motor skills, 109(3), 841-50. PMID: 20178284
I do not think I have ever blogged the paper that played an important role in my thesis (doi:10.1021/ci990038z); research of one of the papers in my thesis, started with the hypothesis proposed therein. The paper had a really good idea; but, unfortunately, it did not contain the data to support the hypothesis. That gets me to one important lesson I learned: a QSAR data set of less than 100 molecules is not enough to make untargeted statistical models.
The paper reads quite nicely, and the resul........ Read more »
Bursi, R., Dao, T., van Wijk, T., de Gooyer, M., Kellenbach, E., & Verwer, P. (1999) Comparative Spectra Analysis (CoSA): Spectra as Three-Dimensional Molecular Descriptors for the Prediction of Biological Activities. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 39(5), 861-867. DOI: 10.1021/ci990038z
Willighagen, E., Denissen, H., Wehrens, R., & Buydens, L. (2006) On the Use of H and C 1D NMR Spectra as QSPR Descriptors . Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 46(2), 487-494. DOI: 10.1021/ci050282s
Diseases can be classified as Type I (those that are incident in both rich and poor countries); Type II (those that are incident in both rich and poor countries but with a substantial proportion in poor countries, for example tuberculosis [and malaria]) and Type III (those that are overwhelmingly or exclusively [...]The push and pull of third world drugs is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
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Sudip Chaudhuri. (2010) R. Int. J. Technology and Globalisation, 5(1/2), 61-75. info:/
When most people think of evolutionary biology the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't lyrical poetry. However one of the earliest proponents of evolution, none other than Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus, presented his vision for the origin of life in the form of an epic poem in 1803. In his critically acclaimed work The Temple of Nature Darwin mused on the natural history of human beings:
Imperious man, who rules the bestial crowd,
Of language, reason, and reflection proud,
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Yes, it would be great if we never spilled a drop of oil. No matter how hard we may try, though, the fact is that nobody is perfect, and oil spills are an inevitable consequence of our widespread use of oil. The question is, once the oil is out there, how do we clean it up? Perhaps my grandfather put it best, when I asked him what he thought about how BP and the US is responding to the spill.
"They're friggin' idiots."... Read more »
Jonathan L. Ramseur. (2010) Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress. Congressional Research Service , 7-5700 (RL33705). info:/
Paine, R., Ruesink, J., Sun, A., Soulanille, E., Wonham, M., Harley, C., Brumbaugh, D., & Secord, D. (1996) TROUBLE ON OILED WATERS: Lessons from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 27(1), 197-235. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.27.1.197
SWEDMARK, M., GRANMO, A., & KOLLBERG, S. (1973) Effects of oil dispersants and oil emulsions on marine animals. Water Research, 7(11), 1649-1672. DOI: 10.1016/0043-1354(73)90134-6
Parents experience wide variety of emotions ranging from love and happiness to anger and frustration. Learn 3 practical implications to help you balance the extreme emotions of parenting. ... Read more »
Gorchoff SM, John OP, & Helson R. (2008) Contextualizing change in marital satisfaction during middle age: an 18-year longitudinal study. Psychological Science, 19(11), 1194-200. PMID: 19076493
Kahneman, D., Krueger, A.B., Schkade, D.A., Schwarz, N., & Stone, A.A. (2004) A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method. Science, 306(5702), 1776-1780. DOI: 10.1126/science.1103572
Lyubomirsky, S., & Boehm, J. (2010) Human Motives, Happiness, and the Puzzle of Parenthood: Commentary on Kenrick et al. (2010). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(3), 327-334. DOI: 10.1177/1745691610369473
Repost from March 26, 2010.I recently wrote a research-based blog on facilitated communication. It was a rather long article, I'll admit, but I thought it important to provide as much information about facilitated communication and what the overwhelming majority of studies and meta-analyses showed regarding it. It has, despite its popularity in some sectors of the autism community and its fervent supporters, been shown that the communication comes not from the individual who is nonverbal but fro........ Read more »
Schlosser, R., & Wendt, O. (2008) Effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention on Speech Production in Children With Autism: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17(3), 212-230. DOI: 10.1044/1058-0360(2008/021)
The article reviewed here takes a look at typical biases in supply chain demand planning and how to avoid it. This work could prove very valuable for many companies who rely on manually adjusted forecasts.... Read more »
Fildes, R., Goodwin, P., Lawrence, M., & Nikolopoulos, K. (2009) Effective forecasting and judgmental adjustments: an empirical evaluation and strategies for improvement in supply-chain planning. International Journal of Forecasting, 25(1), 3-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijforecast.2008.11.010
I read a paper today (actually, more like an essay) by Peter Wangersky, a longtime chemical oceanographer. Titled “Methods of sampling and analysis and our concepts of ocean dynamics,” it is essentially a personable ramble through six decades of marine science, reflecting on the technical capabilities and sampling methods over time and the [...]... Read more »
Peter J. Wangersky. (2005) Methods of sampling and analysis and our concepts of ocean dynamics. Scientia Marina, 69(S1), 75-84. info:/10.3989/scimar.2005.69s175
Sometimes bad science reporting is a function of bad science. Garbage in, garbage out.There's been some buzz about new research regarding the bias of negative and positive words in English as well as cross linguistically. I have refrained from commenting because it sounded like typical bad reporting and misunderstanding of academic research. Then Andrew Sullivan got involved. Sigh. Sullivan has his strengths and weaknesses as a blogger. His strength shone brightly last summer when he helped........ Read more »
Rozin, P., Berman, L., & Royzman, E. (2010) Biases in use of positive and negative words across twenty natural languages. Cognition , 24(3), 536-548. DOI: 10.1080/02699930902793462
This is the last post in my series on Philip McCann’s paper , which considers New Zealand’s productivity paradox: why, despite being ranked very highly for the factors that are normally thought by economists to drive economic growth, is New Zealand’s economy is just an average performer? In the previous post, I discussed why McCann [...]... Read more »
McCann, P. (2009) Economic geography, globalisation and New Zealand's productivity paradox. New Zealand Economic Papers, 43(3), 279-314. DOI: 10.1080/00779950903308794
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