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Commerce
1 Mobile Commerce Guide 2011 - Sybase
Auteur : Sybase
Genre : Ordinateurs
The Mobile Commerce Guide 2011 is a compilation of articles by key industry thought leaders and innovators examining the transformation of commerce via the fourth screen – the mobile device. The guide explores global market opportunities for financial institutions, enterprise and mobile operators through the viewpoints of those who are deeply involved in successful executions of various mCommerce strategies that are transforming lives both in developed and emerging economies.

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3 Could Data Sprawl in the Cloud Cost You Your Job? - Jeff Vance
Auteur : Jeff Vance
Genre : Ordinateurs
Despite the numerous cost-savings and productivity-boosting opportunities cloud computing presents, many organizations are struggling to take full advantage of them. Yet, CIOs face constant pressure to adopt new technologies in order to cut costs. As companies try to trim costs using the cloud, new data challenges emerge, and CIOs must cope with additional pressure from the rest of the organization. Without new data integration tools, CIOs risk losing control over the information they rely on, putting their very jobs in peril.

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Sustaincase
Spencer
Opening
Vocational
Training
Placement
4 SustainCase: How Marks & Spencer helps young people into work by opening up vocational training and work placement opportunities - www.sustaincase.com
Auteur : www.sustaincase.com
Genre : Économie
Case study: How Marks & Spencer helps young people into work by opening up vocational training and work placement opportunities

As a global retailer with over 1,300 stores worldwide, employing 83,000 people, M&S is well-placed to address the issue of youth unemployment, creating, through Plan A 2020, vocational training and work placement opportunities for young unemployed people.

M&S has launched a range of employability programmes aimed at unemployed young people. Tweet This! M&S did this in order to give them the skills and confidence needed to find a job and, more specifically, took  action to:
• support youth employment at M&S through the Make Your Mark and Marks & Start programmes
• promote youth employment outside M&S
• create vocational training and work experience opportunities for young people thro

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5 Where to Play - Marc Gruber & Sharon Tal
Auteur : Marc Gruber & Sharon Tal
Genre : Management et direction
Choosing the right market for your innovation is the first, and trickiest, question for innovators. Research has shown that all too often entrepreneurs don’t spend enough time researching the first stage – instead they jump at the first opportunity that looks good, and fail to properly evaluate other opportunities. These common mistakes means that you often choose the wrong market and pursue too many opportunities at once.

9,99 €

Investment
6 Making Good In Social Impact Investment - Rupert Evenett & Karl H Richter
Auteur : Rupert Evenett & Karl H Richter
Genre : Entreprise et management
Social impact investment has the potential to evolve from being an emerging market to a very large, mature investment market attracting mainstream investors, according to a report published today. Making Good in Social Impact Investment: Opportunities in an Emerging Asset Class argues that the UK is well placed to be a global leader in the field, as social impact investment builds on our record as home to a well-developed, not-for-profit, charitable and voluntary sector and our historic strengths in financial services. 

This review sets out the state of play in providing capital for the social sector and puts forward practical solutions for its sustainable funding. Today’s social impact investment market is sufficiently evolved to see the interface between commercial institutions and the social sector become better informed and better understood:

This is an

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Adwords
Introduction
Ulitimate
Professional
Business
7 Google Adwords: An Introduction The Ulitimate Guide To The Many Opportunities for the Pay Per Click Professional: For Your Business & For Your Career! - James Lynch
Auteur : James Lynch
Genre : Marketing et ventes
There is no time like the present to get into the Pay Per Click game.
Whether you aspire to become a Search Engine Marketing PPC Professional or just want to learn more about Google AdWords Pay Per Click advertising to use it in your own business. PPC advertising can drive some really great - really targeted traffic to practically any website AND you can do it fairly inexpensively if you learn how to do it right.

Google AdWords is most certainly the best place to start, as practically every other pay per click platform has in some form or another modeled its foundation around the basic AdWords type PPC concepts.

What this book is about:
Google AdWords - An Introduction, is a guide for you to run through and see if you think that Google AdWords is something you want to learn more about…

This book is for you if:
You would like to see at a v

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Disrupt
8 Disrupt You! - Jay Samit
Auteur : Jay Samit
Genre : PMI et entreprenariat
In today's volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible-or even desirable-to learn one set of job skills and to work your way up the ladder. At the same time, entrepreneurs with great ideas for new products or technologies that could change the world often struggle to capture the attention of venture capital firms and incubators; finding the funding necessary to launch a start-up can feel impossible. The business leaders of our future must anticipate change to create their own opportunities for personal satisfaction and professional success. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses.

Samit has been at the helm of businesses in

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9 Opportunities - Susan Warner
Auteur : Susan Warner
Genre : Romans et littérature
Opportunities
Susan Warner, american evangelical writer of religious fiction (1819-1885)

This ebook presents «Opportunities», from Susan Warner. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected.

Table of Contents
-01- About this book
-02- MOTTO
-03- OPPORTUNITIES

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10 Opportunities - Roland Boike
Auteur : Roland Boike
Genre : Romans et littérature
Wayne Thompson learns early in life that he must take advantage of every opportunity. Wayne, seeking to better his life, accepts an opportunity for employment in Tucson, Arizona. A stranger gives Wayne a ride as he hitchhikes his way to Tucson. The stranger sees Wayne as an opportunity to end his nasty divorce by substituting Waynes body for his own in a house fire. Along the way, Wayne meets the wife of the stranger who turns out to be his old childhood sweetheart, April. Wayne and April seize the opportunity and make plans of their own to become very rich by having Wayne assume the identity of Aprils husband.

4,99 €

11 Opportunities - Susan Warner
Auteur : Susan Warner
Genre : Romans et littérature
It was the morning after that Sunday when Matilda had been baptized. The girls came down to prepare breakfast as usual; Maria in a very unsettled humour. She was cloudy and captious to a degree that Matilda could not understand. The kitchen was hot; the butter was soft; the milk was turned; the bread was dry. All things went wrong. It was a delicious spring morning. The air stirred in her face its soft and glad breaths of sweetness; the sunlight was the very essence of promise; the village and the green trees, now out in leaf, shone and basked in the fair day. It was better than breakfast, to be out in the air.

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12 Eyes Wide Open - Isaac Lidsky
Auteur : Isaac Lidsky
Genre : Entreprise et management
In this New York Times bestseller, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn’t external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality.

Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision—we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what’s familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age thirteen, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was twenty-five, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvar

9,49 €

Introducing
Opportunity
13 Introducing An iBuild Opportunity - Thomas Kowalewski
Auteur : Thomas Kowalewski
Genre : Éducation
As of January 19, 2012, digital storytelling changed forever. It is no longer just virtual bricks and mortar, it is now virtually anything you can imagine.

Basically, if you can think it, you can create a digital story about it, share it with the world, and who knows, maybe even beyond that.

The series of publications explores many uses of HTML widgets, layering of widgets, and possible curriculum ideas.

This eBook introduces you to the whole series.

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Opportunity
14 An iBuild Opportunity (Part 1) - Thomas Kowalewski
Auteur : Thomas Kowalewski
Genre : Éducation
As of January 19, 2012, digital storytelling changed forever. It is no longer just virtual bricks and mortar, it is now virtually anything you can imagine.

Basically, if you can think it, you can create a digital story about it, share it with the world, and who knows, maybe even beyond that.

This text is about some relatively easy methods to learn to share your story using the authoring application that created this book.

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Anticipatory
Organization
15 The Anticipatory Organization - Daniel Burrus
Auteur : Daniel Burrus
Genre : Management et direction
Technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate, but moving fast in the wrong direction will only get you into trouble faster! Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough.

The Anticipatory Organization teaches you how to separate the Hard Trends that will happen, from the Soft Trends that might happen, allowing you to jump ahead with low risk and the confidence certainty can provide. Accelerate innovation and actively shape the future—before someone else does it for you!

Digital transformation has divided us all into two camps: the disruptor and the disrupted. The Anticipatory Organization gives you the tools you need to see disruption before it happens, allowing you to turn change into advantage. In The Anticipatory Organizat

4,99 €

Raffles
16 Raffles - Victoria Glendinning
Auteur : Victoria Glendinning
Genre : Biographies et mémoires
By the time of his death, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the founder of Singapore and Governor of Java, having left school in his early teens to become a clerk for the British East India Company. Charismatic and daring, Raffles forged an extraordinary path for himself in South East Asia - refusing to be satisfied with the trading posts available to the British, he defied Dutch governors and wrangled with warring local rulers to establish what is now a world city.

An ardent linguist and zoologist, Raffles spoke fluent Malay and found time to write The History of Java, as well as naming several species of flora and fauna he discovered on his travels. He founded London Zoo and promoted the study of Malay alongside European languages in Southeast Asia.

Raffles remains a controversial figure - a utopian imperialist, disobedient employee and knight of the

6,49 €

Opportunity
17 Golden Opportunity - V. L. Cooke
Auteur : V. L. Cooke
Genre : Fantasy
Starting a new career in your forties is hard, but for Siobhan Flannery it's worse. After her marriage ends, she moves across the country to start anew in her childhood home. She finds out that the creatures of myth and legend are real, living hidden among the normal human world. Then she finds out that she is the last from her family line with a sworn duty to help supernatural creatures who request aid. 

Now as a Custodian for the Golden Assembly, Siobhan provides aid working alongside a nearly one-thousand-year-old dragon, Donal. Donal's your typical grumpy old man in a gorgeous package. Which means, he's great eye candy for Siobhan, so there is at least one interesting bonus in her new job.

When her second mission goes horribly wrong, Siobhan learns that someone, or something, is hunting those she's been charged with helping. As the serial killer's body coun

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Private
18 Private Equity - H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck & Halil Kiymaz
Auteur : H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck & Halil Kiymaz
Genre : Finance
During the past few decades, private equity (PE) has attracted considerable attention from investors, practitioners, and academicians. In fact, a substantial literature on PE has emerged. PE offers benefits for institutional and private wealth management clients including diversification and enhancement of risk-adjusted returns. However, several factors such as liquidity concerns, regulatory restrictions, and the lack of transparency limit the attractiveness of some PE options to investors. The latest volume in the Financial Markets and Investments Series, Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on PE in both emerging and developed markets. Editors H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Halil Kiymaz and their co-authors examine PE and provide important insights about topics such as major types of PE (venture capital, leveraged buyouts,

104,99 €

Upskill
19 Upskill - Laurent Probst & Christian Scharff
Auteur : Laurent Probst & Christian Scharff
Genre : Entreprise et management
For governments struggling with the unemployable, businesses suffering from a dearth of skilled workers and markets trapped by languishing revenue, this book provides a roadmap to an exciting and bright future. Intellectual Capital is very dependent upon our deeper understanding of how to effectively design and implement upskilling initiatives. Laurent Probst & Christian Scharff have cracked the code. Instrumental in the development and implementation of SkillsBridge (www.skillsbridge.lu) for the Luxembourg government, they now implement this sustainable solution throughout the world. This book looks at the impact of technological growth and purposeful action. It provides a solution to one of the most critical but soft infrastructure issues faced by society today; the life cycle of practical skills and the sustainable span of professional knowledge. Upskill 6 Steps to Unlock Economi

4,99 €

Artificial
Intelligence
Medical
Imaging
20 Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging - Erik R. Ranschaert, Sergey Morozov & Paul R. Algra
Auteur : Erik R. Ranschaert, Sergey Morozov & Paul R. Algra
Genre : Médecine
This book provides a thorough overview of the ongoing evolution in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare and radiology, enabling readers to gain a deeper insight into the technological background of AI and the impacts of new and emerging technologies on medical imaging. After an introduction on game changers in radiology, such as deep learning technology, the technological evolution of AI in computing science and medical image computing is described, with explanation of basic principles and the types and subtypes of AI. Subsequent sections address the use of imaging biomarkers, the development and validation of AI applications, and various aspects and issues relating to the growing role of big data in radiology. Diverse real-life clinical applications of AI are then outlined for different body parts, demonstrating their ability to add value to daily radio

104,99 €

Private
21 Private Debt - Stephen L. Nesbitt
Auteur : Stephen L. Nesbitt
Genre : Investissement
The essential resource for navigating the growing direct loan market

Private Debt: Opportunities in Corporate Direct Lending provides investors with a single, comprehensive resource for understanding this asset class amidst an environment of tremendous growth. Traditionally a niche asset class pre-crisis, corporate direct lending has become an increasingly important allocation for institutional investors—assets managed by Business Development Company structures, which represent 25% of the asset class, have experienced over 600% growth since 2008 to become a $91 billion market. Middle market direct lending has traditionally been relegated to commercial banks, but onerous Dodd-Frank regulation has opened the opportunity for private asset managers to replace banks as corporate lenders; as direct loans have thus far escaped the low rates that decimate yield, this a

32,99 €

Dealing
Disappointment
22 Dealing With Disappointment - Bill Goldner
Auteur : Bill Goldner
Genre : Spiritualité
Bill Goldner, and his wife Linda, have five fantastic children, and twelve terrific grandchildren.

He and his wife live in Disney, Oklahoma. They have built, and pastored three churches over the course of thirty-five years.

During that time, they also founded the New Lifehouse Girls Home, and Picture In Scripture Amphitheater, which has had guests from all 50 states, and 124 foreign nations.

Their most recent venture is Oasis Animal Adventures, which provides special services for special people through interaction with a wide variety of animals.

7,99 €

Renewable
Resource
23 The Third Sector as a Renewable Resource for Europe - Bernard Enjolras, Lester M. Salamon, Karl Henrik Sivesind & Annette Zimmer
Auteur : Bernard Enjolras, Lester M. Salamon, Karl Henrik Sivesind & Annette Zimmer
Genre : Administration publique
This book provides a critical account of the third sector and its future in Europe. It offers an original conceptualization of the third sector in its European manifestations alongside an overview of its major contours, including its structure, sources of support, and recent trends. It also assesses the impact of this sector in Europe which considers its contributions to European economic development, citizen well-being and human development.

The Third Sector As A Renewable Resource for Europe presents the findings of the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7). It recognises that in a time of social and economic distress, as well as enormous pressures on governmental budgets, the third sector and volunteering represent a unique ‘renewable resource’ for social and economic problem-solving and civic enga

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24 Energy in Africa - Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra & Lucia de Strasser
Auteur : Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra & Lucia de Strasser
Genre : Secteurs et professions
This open access book presents a picture of the current energy challenges on the African continent (and the Sub-Saharan region in particular) and proposes pathways to an accelerated energy transition. Starting with an analysis of the status quo and the outlook for Africa’s energy demand and energy access, it provides an account of the available resources, including hydrocarbons and renewable energy resources, which are playing an increasingly crucial role. It then moves on to analyze the level of investment required to scale-up Africa’s energy systems, shedding light on the key barriers and elaborating on potential solutions. It also provides a suggestion for improving the effectiveness of EU–Africa cooperation. While mainly intended for policymakers and academics, this book also speaks to a broader audience interested in gaining an overview of the challenges and opportunities of t

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Attacker
Advantage
25 The Attacker's Advantage - Ram Charan
Auteur : Ram Charan
Genre : Entreprise et management
The phenomenon of uncertainty is not new; what is new is its intensity and potential to change industries and destroy companies. Business leaders can be on the defensive, or they can be on offense, prepared to lead decisively. The ability to deal with uncertainty is perhaps the paramount skill leaders must have to be successful in this era. Without it they risk becoming personally obsolete and driving their companies off a cliff.

In The Attacker's Advantage, renowned business expert and bestselling author Ram Charan shows what skills are needed to be able to spot the disruption that is coming, and what actions are necessary to take advantage of these changes. While many leaders know how to cope with operational uncertainty—when, for example, revenue fluctuates—the same cannot be said for dealing with structural uncertainty that can alter the money-making patter

10,99 €

International
Science
National
Interest
Geological
26 International Science in the National Interest at the U.S. Geological Survey - Committee on Opportunities and Challenges for International Science at the U.S. Geological Survey & National Research Council
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities and Challenges for International Science at the U.S. Geological Survey & National Research Council
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
Science at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is intrinsically global, and from early in its history, the USGS has successfully carried out international projects that serve U.S. national interests and benefit the USGS domestic mission.   Opportunities abound for the USGS to strategically pursue international science in the next 5-10 years that bears on growing worldwide problems having direct impact on the United States--climate and ecosystem changes, natural disasters, the spread of invasive species,  and diminishing natural resources, to name a few.  Taking a more coherent, proactive agency approach to international science--and building support for international projects currently in progress-would help the USGS participate in international science activities more effectively.

31,99 €

Challenges
Hydrologic
Sciences
27 Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences - Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences & National Research Council
Auteur : Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences & National Research Council
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
New research opportunities to advance hydrologic sciences promise a better understanding of the role of water in the Earth system that could help improve human welfare and the health of the environment. Reaching this understanding will require both exploratory research to better understand how the natural environment functions, and problem-driven research, to meet needs such as flood protection, supply of drinking water, irrigation, and water pollution. Collaboration among hydrologists, engineers, and scientists in other disciplines will be central to meeting the interdisciplinary research challenges outline in this report. New technological capabilities in remote sensing, chemical analysis, computation, and hydrologic modeling will help scientists leverage new research opportunities.

31,99 €

Research
Sciences
28 New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences - Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies & National Research Council
Auteur : Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies & National Research Council
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
<p>The 2001 National Research Council (NRC) report <em>Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science</em> (BROES) described how basic research in the Earth sciences serves five national imperatives: (1) discovery, use, and conservation of natural resources; (2) characterization and mitigation of natural hazards; (3) geotechnical support of commercial and infrastructure development; (4) stewardship of the environment; and (5) terrestrial surveillance for global security and national defense. This perspective is even more pressing today, and will persist into the future, with ever-growing emphasis. Today's world-with headlines dominated by issues involving fossil fuel and water resources, earthquake and tsunami disasters claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, profound environmental changes associated with the evolvi

27,99 €

Progress
Challenges
Converting
Russian
Research
Reactors
29 Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Research Reactors - U.S. Committee on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Reactors from Highly Enriched to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel & National Research Council
Auteur : U.S. Committee on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Reactors from Highly Enriched to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel & National Research Council
Genre : Science et nature
Highly enriched uranium (HEU) is used for two major civilian purposes: as fuel for research reactors and as targets for medical isotope production. This material can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Stolen or diverted HEU can be used-in conjunction with some knowledge of physics-to build nuclear explosive devices. Thus, the continued civilian use of HEU is of concern particularly because this material may not be uniformly well-protected. To address these concerns, the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) held a joint symposium on June 8-10, 2011.

Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Research Reactors summarizes the proceedings of this joint symposium. This report addresses: (1) recent progress on conversion of research reactors, with a focus on U.S.- and R.F.-origin r

26,99 €

Opening
Frontiers
30 Opening New Frontiers in Space - Committee on New Opportunities in Solar System Exploration: An Evaluation of the New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity
Auteur : Committee on New Opportunities in Solar System Exploration: An Evaluation of the New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity
Genre : Physique
The New Frontiers Program was created by NASA in 2002 at the recommendation of the NRC's decadal survey for solar system research. In order to optimize solar system research, the NRC recommended a series of principal-investigator missions that encourage innovation and accomplish the main scientific objectives presented in the survey. Two of the five recommended missions have been selected and, as was also recommended in the survey, the NRC was asked in 2007 to provide criteria and guiding principles to NASA for determining the list of candidate missions. This book presents a review of eight missions: the three remaining from the original list of five from the survey plus five missions considered by the survey committee but which were not recommended. Included in the review of each mission is a discussion of relevant science and technology developments since the survey and set of recommen

12,99 €

Research
Corrosion
Science
Engineering
31 Research Opportunities in Corrosion Science and Engineering - Committee on Research Opportunities in Corrosion Science and Engineering
Auteur : Committee on Research Opportunities in Corrosion Science and Engineering
Genre : Ingénierie
The field of corrosion science and engineering is on the threshold of important advances. Advances in lifetime prediction and technological solutions, as enabled by the convergence of experimental and computational length and timescales and powerful new modeling techniques, are allowing the development of rigorous, mechanistically based models from observations and physical laws.
Despite considerable progress in the integration of materials by design into engineering development of products, corrosion considerations are typically missing from such constructs. Similarly, condition monitoring and remaining life prediction (prognosis) do not at present incorporate corrosion factors. Great opportunities exist to use the framework of these materials design and engineering tools to stimulate corrosion research and development to achieve quantitative life prediction, to incorporate state-

25,99 €

Computer
Science
32 Computer Science - Committee on the Fundamentals of Computer Science: Challenges and Opportunities
Auteur : Committee on the Fundamentals of Computer Science: Challenges and Opportunities
Genre : Ordinateurs
Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field provides a concise characterization of key ideas that lie at the core of computer science (CS) research. The book offers a description of CS research recognizing the richness and diversity of the field. It brings together two dozen essays on diverse aspects of CS research, their motivation and results. By describing in accessible form computer science’s intellectual character, and by conveying a sense of its vibrancy through a set of examples, the book aims to prepare readers for what the future might hold and help to inspire CS researchers in its creation.

21,99 €

Geological
33 Future Roles and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey - Committee on Future Roles, Challenges, and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey
Auteur : Committee on Future Roles, Challenges, and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has adapted to the changing political, economic, and technical state of the nation and the world since it was established in the late nineteenth century. Over a period of more than 120 years, the USGS has evolved from a small group of scientists who collected data and provided guidance on how to parcel, manage, and use the public lands of the West to an agency comprised of thousands of scientists who conduct research and assessment activities on complex scientific issues at scales ranging from the local to the global. The USGS will no doubt continue to evolve and adapt to meet changing national needs. In fact, the recent integration of the National Biological Service and parts of the U.S. Bureau of Mines into the USGS presents an ideal opportunity to examine the agency's vision, mission, role, and scientific opportunities as the organization begins the e

35,99 €

Science
34 Plasma Science - Panel on Opportunities in Plasma Science and Technology
Auteur : Panel on Opportunities in Plasma Science and Technology
Genre : Astronomie
Plasma science is the study of ionized states of matter. This book discusses the field's potential contributions to society and recommends actions that would optimize those contributions. It includes an assessment of the field's scientific and technological status as well as a discussion of broad themes such as fundamental plasma experiments, theoretical and computational plasma research, and plasma science education.

59,99 €

Fostering
Research
Economic
Impacts
Information
Technology
35 Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology - Steering Committee on Research Opportunities Relating to Economic and Social Impacts of Computing and Communications
Auteur : Steering Committee on Research Opportunities Relating to Economic and Social Impacts of Computing and Communications
Genre : Ordinateurs
The tremendous growth in use of information technology (IT) has led to an increased interest in understanding its social and economic impacts. This book presents examples of crosscutting research that has been conducted to understand the impact of information technology on personal, community, and business activities. It explores ways in which the use of methodology from economics and social sciences contributes to important advances in understanding these impacts. 

The book discusses significant research issues and concerns and suggests approaches for fostering increased interdisciplinary research on the impacts of information technology and making the results of this research more accessible to the public and policymakers. This volume is expected to influence funding priorities and levels of support for interdisciplinary research of this kind.

21,99 €

Science
Enabled
Constellation
36 Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System - Committee on Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System
Auteur : Committee on Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System
Genre : Physique
To begin implementation of the Vision for Space Exploration (recently renamed “United States Space Exploration Policy”), NASA has begun development of new launch vehicles and a human-carrying spacecraft that are collectively called the Constellation System. In November 2007, NASA asked the NRC to evaluate the potential for the Constellation System to enable new space science opportunities. For this interim report, 11 existing “Vision Mission” studies of advanced space science mission concepts inspired by earlier NASA forward-looking studies were evaluated. The focus was to assess the concepts and group them into two categories: more-deserving or less deserving of future study. This report presents a description of the Constellation System and its opportunities for enabling new space science opportunities, and a systematic analysis of the 11 Vision Mission studies. For the final r

12,99 €

Research
Science
37 Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science - Committee on Basic Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences
Auteur : Committee on Basic Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science identifies areas of high-priority research within the purview of the Earth Science Division of the National Science Foundation, assesses cross-disciplinary connections, and discusses the linkages between basic research and societal needs. Opportunities in Earth science have been opened up by major improvements in techniques for reading the geological record of terrestrial change, capabilities for observing active processes in the present-day Earth, and computational technologies for realistic simulations of dynamic geosystems. This book examines six specific areas in which the opportunities for basic research are especially compelling, including integrative studies of the near-surface environment (the “Critical Zone”); geobiology; Earth and planetary materials; investigations of the continents; studies of Earth’s deep interior; a

25,99 €

Preparing
Generation
Scientists
38 Preparing the Next Generation of Earth Scientists - Committee on Trends and Opportunities in Federal Earth Science Education and Workforce Development
Auteur : Committee on Trends and Opportunities in Federal Earth Science Education and Workforce Development
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the wellbeing of the United States and many of its issues, such as water resources, are expected to grow in importance. An earth science workforce will be needed to deal with this issues and it\'s important that this workforce draw on the talents of all citizens. Thus, federal education programs can be implemented to help attract and retain students on an earth science pathway; however, tight funding means agencies need to invest in programs that actually work.
As a result, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of Science Quality and Integrity asked the National Research Council (NRC) to establish a committee to carry out a study, organized around a workshop, to address several tasks including: examining recent earth science education programs with a research or training c

26,99 €

Preparing
Workforce
Digital
Curation
39 Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation - Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation
Auteur : Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation
Genre : Science et nature
The massive increase in digital information in the last decade has created new requirements for institutional and technological structures and workforce skills. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation focuses on education and training needs to meet the demands for access to and meaningful use of digital information, now and in the future. This study identifies the various practices and spectrum of skill sets that comprise digital curation, looking in particular at human versus automated tasks. Additionally, the report examines the possible career path demands and options for professionals working in digital curation activities, and analyzes the economic benefits and societal importance of digital curation for competitiveness, innovation, and scientific advancement. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation considers the evolving roles and models of digital curation

21,99 €

Protection
Materials
Science
Technology
Applications
40 Opportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications - Committee on Opportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications
Genre : Ingénierie
Armor plays a significant role in the protection of warriors. During the course of history, the introduction of new materials and improvements in the materials already used to construct armor has led to better protection and a reduction in the weight of the armor. But even with such advances in materials, the weight of the armor required to manage threats of ever-increasing destructive capability presents a huge challenge.

Opportunities in Protection Materials Science and Technology for Future Army Applications explores the current theoretical and experimental understanding of the key issues surrounding protection materials, identifies the major challenges and technical gaps for developing the future generation of lightweight protection materials, and recommends a path forward for their development. It examines multiscale shockwave energy transfer mechanisms and experi

25,99 €

Pathways
Addiction
41 Pathways of Addiction - Committee on Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research
Genre : Médecine
Drug abuse persists as one of the most costly and contentious problems on the nation's agenda. Pathways of Addiction meets the need for a clear and thoughtful national research agenda that will yield the greatest benefit from today's limited resources.

The committee makes its recommendations within the public health framework and incorporates diverse fields of inquiry and a range of policy positions. It examines both the demand and supply aspects of drug abuse.

Pathways of Addiction offers a fact-filled, highly readable examination of drug abuse issues in the United States, describing findings and outlining research needs in the areas of behavioral and neurobiological foundations of drug abuse. The book covers the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse and discusses several of its most troubling health and social consequences, including HIV, violenc

36,99 €

Employment
Simulation
Training
Environments
42 Opportunities for the Employment of Simulation in U.S. Air Force Training Environments - Committee on Opportunities for the Employment of Simulation in U.S. Air Force Training Environments: A Workshop
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities for the Employment of Simulation in U.S. Air Force Training Environments: A Workshop
Genre : Politique et actualité
Simulators currently provide an alternative to aircraft when it comes to training requirements, both for the military and for commercial airlines. For the U.S. Air Force, in particular, simulation for training offers a cost-effective way, and in many instances a safer way in comparison with live flying, to replicate real-world missions. Current technical issues related to simulation for training include simulation fidelity and multi-level security, among others, which will need to be addressed in order for the Air Force to take full advantage of this technology.
 
The workshop held in November, 2014 examined the current status of simulation training, alternative uses, current and future technologies, and how the combination of simulation and live training can improve aircrew training. The scope of the workshop focused on technologies and practices that could be applicabl

24,99 €

Churches
43 Churches of Rome & Assisi - Educational Opportunities
Auteur : Educational Opportunities
Genre : Europe
This guide is designed as a resource for pilgrims and groups to use preparing for their time in Rome and Assisi.  While not every site is covered here, those with the most profound history and significance to the Roman Catholic faith are highlighted.  The text is meant to present the history and traditions of the Churches and sites notated in the guide.  Commentary is based on the notated sites in the bibliography at the end.

Gratuit

Lesbian
Bisexual
Transgender
44 The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People - Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities
Auteur : Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities
Genre : Médecine
At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. 
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a resea

36,99 €

Biotechnology
Applications
45 Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications - Committee on Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications
Genre : Science et nature
This report surveys opportunities for future Army applications in biotechnology, including sensors, electronics and computers, materials, logistics, and medical therapeutics, by matching commercial trends and developments with enduring Army requirements. Several biotechnology areas are identified as important for the Army to exploit, either by direct funding of research or by indirect influence of commercial sources, to achieve significant gains in combat effectiveness before 2025.

25,99 €

Behavior
Military
Contexts
46 Human Behavior in Military Contexts - Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research
Genre : Sciences sociales
Human behavior forms the nucleus of military effectiveness. Humans operating in the complex military system must possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, aptitudes, and temperament to perform their roles effectively in a reliable and predictable manner, and effective military management requires understanding of how these qualities can be best provided and assessed. Scientific research in this area is critical to understanding leadership, training and other personnel issues, social interactions and organizational structures within the military.
The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) asked the National Research Council to provide an agenda for basic behavioral and social research focused on applications in both the short and long-term. The committee responded by recommending six areas of research on the basis of their relevance, potential impa

32,99 €

Hazards
Disasters
47 Facing Hazards and Disasters - Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Auteur : Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Genre : Sciences sociales
Social science research conducted since the late 1970s has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events-including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of impact-affect societal vulnerability and response. This book includes more than thirty recommendations for the hazards and disaster community.

42,99 €

48 Vision 21 - Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes
Auteur : Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes
Genre : Science et nature
Vision 21reviews the goals of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Vision 21 Program (DOE's vision for the future of coal-based power generation) and to recommend systems and approaches for moving from concept to reality. Vision 21 is an ambitious, forward-looking program for improving technologies and reducing the environmental impacts of using fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas, and coal) to produce electricity, process heat, transportation fuels, and chemicals.

23,99 €

Bridges
Independence
49 Bridges to Independence - Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of Young Investigators in the Life Sciences
Auteur : Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of Young Investigators in the Life Sciences
Genre : Médecine
A rising median age at which PhD’s receive their first research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is among the factors forcing academic biomedical researchers to spend longer periods of time before they can set their own research directions and establish there independence. The fear that promising prospective scientists will choose other career paths has raised concerns about the future of biomedical research in the United States. At the request of NIH, the National Academies conducted a study on ways to address these issues. The report recommends that NIH make fostering independence of biomedical researchers an agencywide goal, and that it take steps to provide postdocs and early-career investigators with more financial support for their own research, improve postdoc mentoring and establish programs for new investigators and staff scientists among other mechanisms.

19,99 €

Frontiers
Agricultural
Research
50 Frontiers in Agricultural Research - Committee on Opportunities in Agriculture
Auteur : Committee on Opportunities in Agriculture
Genre : Ingénierie
This report is a congressionally mandated review of the US Department of Agriculture’s Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, the main engine of publicly funded agricultural research in the United States. A changing social and scientific context of agriculture requires a new vision of agricultural research -- one that will support agriculture as a positive economic, social, and environmental force. REE is uniquely positioned to advance new research frontiers in environment, public health, and rural communities. The report recommends that REE be more anticipatory and strategic in its use of limited resources and guide and champion new directions in research. 

24,99 €
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