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October 13, 2014
Via LLRX.com – Student Research Resources Library – Marcus P. Zillman developed this Student Research Resources Library to provide researchers with a comprehensive listing of reliable topical resources and sites available on the Internet.
Via LLRX - Internet-of-Things (IOT) Resources – This is a comprehensive listing of Internet-of-Things (IOT) research resources and sites available on the Internet. Marcus P. Zillman developed this guide with the goal of highlighting the most current and actionable research resources available on this topic.
CDC – “The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets. While the information available suggests that the virus may be found in several kinds of animals, CDC, the US Department of Agriculture, and the American […]
WSJ.com – Doing Homework With Music, Texts, Tweets Works Better for Some “Some teens doing homework while listening to music and juggling tweets and texts may actually work better that way, according to an intriguing new study performed by two high-school seniors. The Portland, Ore., students were invited to the annual conference of the American Academy of […]
“The interagency Council on Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience, established by Section 6 of the Order, convened a Climate and Natural Resources Working Group (CNRWG) to complete the inventory, assessment, and plan called for in Section 3 of the Order. The CNRWG includes Departments of Defense, Interior, and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic […]
BLS – September 2014: Demtrio M.Scopelit – “Home ownership symbolizes the American dream. The home we live in often represents how we chose to live our lives. As Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” As the 2000s unfolded, economic growth and public policies designed to increase home ownership led […]
“StackLife lets you browse all of the items in Harvard’s 73 libraries and Book Depository as if they were on a single shelf. It’s built on a few core ideas: 1. Every book has a context – StackLife shows you that context as a stack of neighboring books 2. Every book has many contexts – StackLife lets you switch contexts […]
October 12, 2014
Via Public Intelligence – “The following is part of a series produced by the State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit. A map produced in late June for the same series is also available.
A. Michael Froomkin and Zak Colangelo on “Self-Defense Against Robots” “Deployment of robots in the air, the home, the office, and the street inevitably means their interactions with both property and living things will become more common and more complex. This paper examines when, under U.S. law, humans may use force against robots to protect themselves, […]
The Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness – Ponemon Institute© Research Report – Sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution – Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC. Publication Date: September 2014. “Data breaches are increasing in frequency. Forty-three percent of respondents say their companies had a data breach involving the loss or theft of more than 1,000 records, an […]
Via Robert Ambrogi – ABA Journal – a snippet of his review of PacerPro – Find Bookmark Download: “PacerPro provides a clean, modern interface to the PACER system. But PacerPro is more than just lipstick on a pig. It actually improves on the federal site through features such as real-time universal search, aggregated search results and […]
“Squared Away was created by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and funded by a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration, to provide clear and engaging financial guidance, without any spin or slant, based on the best academic research.” See also WSJ.com – What You Should Know About Social Security – What ‘Full Retirement […]
Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer At the Per Jacobsson Foundation Lecture, 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. October 11, 2014 “Although the U.S. share of world GDP has gradually declined since the mid-20th century, the broader importance of the United States to the global economy has diminished less, or […]
500 Prison Letters From Convicted Soviet Spy Couple: “A new website on convicted Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg provides access to a collection of more than 500 letters between the couple while they were imprisoned. The website was launched last week by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Center at Boston University. Maintaining their innocence until the end, the […]
“Speaking to delegates at the OECD Global Forum for the Knowledge Economy in Tokyo, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged OECD member countries to endorse “algorithmic transparency,” the principle that data processes that impact individuals be made public. Mr. Rotenberg explained that companies are too secretive about what they collect and how they use personal data. Mr. […]
October 11, 2014
“EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane will decrease this winter heating season (October 1 through March 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally. Projected average household expenditures for propane and heating oil are 27% and 15% lower, respectively, because […]
EIA: “Total U.S. net imports of energy as a share of energy consumption fell to their lowest level in 29 years for the first six months of 2014. Total energy consumption in the first six months of 2014 was 3% above consumption during the first six months of 2013, but consumption growth was outpaced by […]
CRS Report – Common Core State Standards: Frequently Asked Questions. Rebecca R. Skinner, Specialist in Education Policy; Jody Feder, Legislative Attorney. September 15, 2014. “Over the last two decades, there has been interest in developing federal policies that focus on student outcomes in elementary and secondary education. Perhaps most prominently, the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 […]
“Today, 91 percent of seafood consumed in the United States is imported, and about half of this is wild-caught. Because of our interests both as a seafood-consuming nation and a fishing nation, it is critical that NOAA take an active role in shaping the conservation and management of international fisheries. For U.S. consumers of imported […]
“The University of Houston Law Center today released a searchable database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies. The project was led by Houston attorney Ryan McConnell, an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. McConnell worked with a team of recent graduates and current students to develop the database, which […]