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2014-04-07 10:53:15

Scientific uncertainty has been described as a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change. New research by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Bristol, and international colleagues, shows that uncertainty should make us more rather than less concerned about climate change. In two companion papers, published today in Climatic Change, the researchers investigated the mathematics of uncertainty in the climate system and...

2014-01-29 23:24:43

Chris Reich, creator of BizPhyZ™, The Physics of Business™, develops presentation on entropy. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Chris Reich, the developer of the physics of business™ known as BizPhyZ™, has completed work on a new presentation to teach business people about the ravages of entropy. Entropy essentially means disorder. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that entropy always increases. In other words, disorder is always increasing unless work is put in to...

2013-11-14 23:00:19

Dr. Rudolf Zalter publishes a groundbreaking work, titled ‘The Diagnostic Process: Graphic Approach to Probability and Inference in Clinical Medicine’. New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The New York Times April 25, 2010 Opinionator article, Chances Are by Steven Strogatz, states that there is a crucial link in the intuitive appreciation of the conditional probability involved in the evaluation of medical test results. This and other related gaps regarding the significance and...

2013-03-14 23:01:44

WennSoft announces an asset acquisition from Ensemble, LLC of Littleton Colorado. The solution has been privately labeled as “Service Estimator” and offered as part of WennSoft Signature® for over a year. New Berlin, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 WennSoft announces an asset acquisition from Ensemble, LLC of Littleton Colorado. The solution has been privately labeled as “Service Estimator” and offered as part of WennSoft Signature® for over a year. It...

2011-07-07 15:00:30

The research will be presented today [Thursday 7 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Academic Primary Care, hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (NSPCR). Dr Susannah Fleming and colleagues used a dataset containing heart rate, temperature, and oxygen saturation measurements from 873 children, and assessed the...

2011-01-28 12:47:24

Many different aspects are involved in predicting high water and floods, such as the type of precipitation, wind, buildings and vegetation. The greater the number of variables included in predictive models, the better the prediction will be. However, the models will inevitably become increasingly more complex. PhD student from Delft Steven Weijs uses basic insight from the information theory (Shannon's Information Theory) to demonstrate the cohesion between this added complexity, the...

2010-11-10 14:17:35

New research from North Carolina State University shows that most online news stories about cancer contain language that likely contributes to public uncertainty about the disease "“ a significant finding, given that at least one-third of Americans seek health information online. "Previous studies show that more than 100 million Americans seek health information online, and that their findings affect their health decisions," says Dr. Kami Kosenko, an assistant professor of communication...

2009-04-02 05:05:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new e-book, available free from No Map. No Guide. No Limits.(TM), offers entertaining storytelling, thought-provoking ideas, and practical advice on surviving--and thriving--in uncertain times and circumstances. In "Surviving Uncertainty: Taking a Hero's Journey," (ISBN: 978-1-4276-3955-4) adventure writer Lane Wallace applies what she's learned in the school of adventure to the broader school of life. Twenty years ago, Wallace left a successful...

2008-07-08 12:00:42

By Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 8--Forget brain rot. You can actually learn stuff while watching TV -- and we're not just talking about PBS or the Discovery Channel, either. In Jeff Alexander's new book, "A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television," the 38-year-old, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son, reveals countless lessons learned watching TV. The book's 14 chapters include Saved by the Bell:...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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