Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Paralysed dog walks again after nose cells treatment - video | Science | guardian.co.uk

Paralysed dog walks again after nose cells treatment - video | Science | guardian.co.uk

Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision

Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision


Feuda, R., Hamilton, S. C., McInerney, J. O., & Pisani, D. (2012). Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(46), 18868-18872.

Department of Biology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland; and School of Biological Sciences and School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Emerald Management Reviews: The Citations of Excellence Top 50 papers

Emerald Management Reviews: The Citations of Excellence Top 50 papers

What now for scientific funding in Ireland?

What now for scientific funding in Ireland?

Article level metrics now available from IOPscience

IOPscience

 IOP Publishing (Institute of Physics) is making article level metrics available on 36 journals on IOPscience from October 2012. This represents the first step in an ongoing project to develop new discovery and filtering tools for the scientific community.
This new service offers users the opportunity to discover the wider impact of individual articles in a way that was not previously possible. The data available to users will be a mixture of article usage data from the IOPscience server logs and data collected from third parties.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Disappearance of the Rainforest of the Sea

The Disappearance of the Rainforest of the Sea

Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media

The concept of Social Media is top of the agenda for many business executives today. Decision makers, as well as consultants, try to identify ways in which firms can make profitable use of applications such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, Second Life, and Twitter. Yet despite this interest, there seems to be very limited understanding of what the term “Social Media” exactly means; this article intends to provide some clarification. Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media • Article
Business Horizons, Volume 53, Issue 1, 1 January 2010, Pages 59-68
Kaplan, A.M.; Haenlein, M.
For the full article search the Science Direct database from the Library homepage.

SciVerse ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles

SciVerse ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles

Monday, 12 November 2012

SFI launches strategy plan, gives details of €30m funding in research infrastructure - Leadership - Leadership | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com

SFI launches strategy plan, gives details of €30m funding in research infrastructure - Leadership - Leadership | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com

Richard Bruton defends scientific adviser decision - RTÉ News

Richard Bruton defends scientific adviser decision - RTÉ News

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has defended the Government decision to abolish the office of Chief Scientific Adviser.
 Mr Bruton said the decision to merge the functions of the office with that of the Director General of Science Foundation Ireland would lead to an improvement in the quality of scientific advice available to Government.

Tell us why you like to read! | NUI Maynooth Library

Tell us why you like to read! | NUI Maynooth Library

Seaweed-threatened corals send chemical SOS to fish | Life | Science News

Seaweed-threatened corals send chemical SOS to fish | Life | Science News When a killer seaweed touches a kind of spiky coral, the coral pushes a chemical panic button that brings small resident fish to the rescue.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Why academic publishing is like a coffee shop: An enormous mystique adds relatively little | Impact of Social Sciences

Why academic publishing is like a coffee shop: An enormous mystique adds relatively little | Impact of Social Sciences

Students' self-presentation on Facebook: An examination of personality and self-construal factors

Abstract The present research seeks to extend existing theory on self-disclosure to the online arena in higher educational institutions and contribute to the knowledge base and understanding about the use of a popular social networking site (SNS), Facebook, by college students. We conducted a non-experimental study to investigate how university students (N = 463) use Facebook, and examined the roles that personality and culture play in disclosure of information in online SNS-based environments. Results showed that individuals do disclose differently online vs. in-person, and that both culture and personality matter. Specifically, it was found that collectivistic individuals low on extraversion and interacting in an online environment disclosed the least honest and the most audience-relevant information, as compared to others. Exploratory analyses also indicate that students use sites such as Facebook primarily to maintain existing personal relationships and selectively used privacy settings to control their self-presentation on SNSs. The findings of this study offer insight into understanding college students' self-disclosure on SNS, add to the literature on personality and self-disclosure, and shape future directions for research and practice on online self-presentation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Chen, B., & Marcus, J. (2012). Students' self-presentation on Facebook: An examination of personality and self-construal factors. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(6), 2091-2099. Fulltext accessible from the Science Direct database.

'Earth-like' planet could support life

'Earth-like' planet could support life

An Anglo-German team of astronomers has discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun at just the right distance for an Earth-like climate that could support life.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

SciVerse - HUB - Learning Center

SciVerse - HUB - Learning Center

Searching with SciVerse Hub Tutorial. Sci Verse Hub searches across Elseviers Scopus, Science Direct and Embase databases. It also searches BioMed Central, PubMed, IOP Publishing, LexisNexis, Nature Publishing Group, Digital Archives, Patent Offices, and much more. A great resource well worth searching.

Scienceweek

scienceweek

Check out the events on Campus next week.

Astronomical Observations

Astronomical Observations
 Science Building, 8.30 pm - 10 pm on Wednesday 14th November

 Science Week:  Ireland’s national science festival takes place 11-18 November across the country. The theme for 2012 is ‘Everyday Experimenting’ – celebrating the process of experimenting that we carry out in our daily lives, from trying out a new recipe, to how we choose the colours we wear, to how we interact with those around us – each of us are scientists in our own unique way!

Prime movers and shakers

Prime movers and shakers

 THAT’S MATHS: PRIME NUMBERS are of central importance in pure mathematics and also in a wide range of applications, most notably cryptography. The security of modern communication systems depends on their properties. Recall that a prime number is one that cannot be evenly divided by a smaller number. Thus 2, 3 and 5 are primes, but 4 and 6 are not, since 4 = 2 x 2 and 6 = 2 x 3. Primes are the atoms of the number system: every whole number is a product of primes.

Warning over Sellafield 'risks'

Warning over Sellafield 'risks'

Plan your research with SciVal

Frequently Asked Questions | SciVal

 Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, the SciVal® suite of tools and services provides critical information about research performance, funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Whether your institution is conducting research or funding it, SciVal provides the objective and analytical insight needed to maximize the performance of individuals, teams and organizations.

Now available through the Library.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Colloquia 2012/13 | Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Colloquia 2012/13 | Department of Mathematics & Statistics

NUI MAYNOOTH RESEARCH TEAM PINPOINTS EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF SIGHT

NUI MaynoothCommunications OfficePress ReleaseDavide Pisani Eye


Humans share chemical basis for vision with simplest organisms 
Breakthrough study published in PNAS today

A team of NUI Maynooth biological scientists, led by Dr Davide Pisani has made a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the origins of sight in all animals, including humans.  They have traced the common genetic links behind vision to a relatively short period of time around 700 million years ago – a much earlier and concentrated point in evolutionary history than previously understood and shown that man shares the same molecular building blocks enabling vision with the simplest organisms that can detect light.

MyRI Homepage

MyRI Homepage

Measuring your Research Impact: tutorials, guides and much more.

Essay on how academics should negotiate with publishers | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on how academics should negotiate with publishers | Inside Higher Ed

SAO/NASA ADS: ADS Home Page

SAO/NASA ADS: ADS Home Page

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.8 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. 

Royal Irish Academy | Library | Exhibitions and Events

Royal Irish Academy | Library | Exhibitions and Events Science at the Royal Irish Academy: ‘uniting whatever is pleasing with whatever is useful’: an exhibition: July 2012 - May 2013

Funding science

Funding science