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Physics - Linguistics / Literature - 18.05.2011
Experiments Settle Long-Standing Debate about Mysterious Array Formations in Nanofilms
Experiments Settle Long-Standing Debate about Mysterious Array Formations in Nanofilms
PASADENA, Calif.—Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted experiments confirming which of three possible mechanisms is responsible for the spontaneous formation of three-dimensional (3-D) pillar arrays in nanofilms (polymer films that are billionths of a meter thick).

Linguistics / Literature - 13.04.2011
Open access to journals increases readership but not citations, study says
Open access to journals increases readership but not citations, study says
Citations matter for authors. Being cited by one's peers is the chief indicator of an article's quality and worth. In the sciences, citations fuel a reward system of promotion, tenure, grants and editorial board positions. And if prestige is measured in an economy of citations, why not publish in open-access journals with broader readerships? Free online access to academic journals increases readership, according to a new study, but it produces no more citations, undermining a key claim of the open access movement.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 08.04.2011
New virtual reality research – and a new lab – at Stanford
Cutting down a virtual redwood with a virtual chainsaw may lead you to save trees by recycling more paper. That finding is an example of how real-world behavior can be changed by immersing people in virtual reality environments – a notion that is at the heart of work under way in Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 17.02.2011
How the Cambridge Literary Review is taking on the establishment
How the Cambridge Literary Review is taking on the establishment
Launched as a reaction to the lack of outlets for challenging contemporary writing, a Cambridge-based journal is finding favour in the very places it aims to be the antidote for. One year on from its birth and with the fifth issue soon to be released, the Cambridge Literary Review continues to gain prominence, with a strong write up in the Times Literary Supplement and copies on sale in the Tate Modern bookshop amongst others.

Computer Science - Linguistics / Literature - 10.02.2011
What determines the length of words?
Why are some words short and others long? For decades, a prominent theory has held that words used frequently are short in order to make language efficient: It would not be economical if 'the' were as long as ‘phenomenology,' in this view. But now a team of MIT cognitive scientists has developed an alternative notion, on the basis of new research: A word's length reflects the amount of information it contains.

Linguistics / Literature - 04.02.2011
Hidden pornographic poems explain 'bestseller' success of C18 poetical volumes
Hidden pornographic poems explain 'bestseller' success of C18 poetical volumes
Art 04 Feb 11 The title page of the Cabinet of Love, which appears unannounced at the end of The Works, a copy of which is held in the Bodleian. Credit: Bodleian Libraries An Oxford University academic has explained the secret behind the success of two of the best selling volumes of poetic miscellanies in the 18th Century - a series of pornographic poems were hidden at the back of the book.

Linguistics / Literature - 28.01.2011
Secrets of Swift's intimate letters revealed
Secrets of Swift's intimate letters revealed
Art 28 Jan 11 The crossing out of words visible in Swift's letters was actually done by Swift himself, Dr Williams has found. Image with kind permission of the British Library Board An Oxford University academic has applied digital image analysis to intimate letters sent simultaneously by Jonathan Swift to two women, with some surprising results.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 06.01.2011
Forgotten chapter in Bible history
Forgotten chapter in Bible history
New research has uncovered a forgotten chapter in the history of the Bible, offering a rare glimpse of Byzantine Jewish life and culture. The study by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) at King's College London, in collaboration with Cambridge University researchers, suggests that, contrary to long-accepted views, Jews continued to use a Greek version of the Bible in synagogues for centuries longer than previously thought.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 28.12.2010
Ancient Bible fragments reveal a forgotten history
Ancient Bible fragments reveal a forgotten history
New research has uncovered a forgotten chapter in the history of the Bible, offering a rare glimpse of Byzantine Jewish life and culture. The study by Cambridge University researchers suggests that, contrary to long-accepted views, Jews continued to use a Greek version of the Bible in synagogues for centuries longer than previously thought.

Linguistics / Literature - Economics / Business - 25.11.2010
Plurilingual Switzerland
Plurilingual Switzerland
Switzerland deals flexibly and pragmatically with plurilingualism. It does this successfully. Nevertheless, immigration and increasing international integration are posing new challenges to schools, economy and administration.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 11.11.2010
Real cause of Brecht's demise revealed
Real cause of Brecht’s demise revealed
A dogged piece of detective work by a University professor has uncovered the truth about how one of the world's greatest playwrights died 54 years ago. Rumours have long surrounded the official version of Bertolt Brecht's death from a heart attack in 1956 in Communist East Berlin. But Professor Stephen Parker, from The University of Manchester, has now proved that the iconic German poet, playwright and theatre director suffered as a child in the early 1900s from undiagnosed rheumatic fever, then a poorly understood condition.

Linguistics / Literature - 04.11.2010
Fantastic art find is Chinese puzzle
Fantastic art find is Chinese puzzle
An album of 20 beautiful eighteenth century Chinese prints, found by a University of Manchester historian, has been hailed as the UK's finest example of Qing dynasty art. However, the collection of poster-sized prints, discovered at the University's John Rylands Library, contains a mysterious unfinished colour painting.

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 23.10.2010
Austen's famous style may not be hers after all
Austen's famous style may not be hers after all
Arts 23 Oct 10 Austen's 'The History of England', a spoof history written by a teenage Jane Austen. Image by kind permission of the British Library and Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition. The polished prose of Emma and Persuasion was the product of an interventionist editor, an Oxford University academic has found.

Computer Science - Linguistics / Literature - 20.10.2010
New search method tracks down influential ideas
New search method tracks down influential ideas
Princeton computer scientists have developed a new way of tracing the origins and spread of ideas, a technique that could make it easier to gauge the influence of notable scholarly papers, buzz-generating news stories and other information sources. The method relies on computer algorithms to analyze how language morphs over time within a group of documents - whether they are research papers on quantum physics or blog posts about politics - and to determine which documents were the most influential.

Linguistics / Literature - 06.10.2010
Chicago's unfinished public housing efforts yield mixed results
Chicago’s unfinished public housing efforts yield mixed results
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. After a rocky start, Chicago's controversial efforts to overhaul its public housing have showed gradual improvement, according to a new report by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mathematics - Linguistics / Literature - 15.09.2010
Numbers, books & apps
Numbers, books & apps
Science Pete Wilton | 15 Sep 10 When he came to write his latest book Oxford University's Marcus du Sautoy decided he wanted to go beyond the printed page. For The Num8er My5teries he created a series of 'apps' that enable iPhone users to explore the ideas and games within the book and recently wrote for The Guardian on what apps can bring to books.

Linguistics / Literature - 23.07.2010
University archive inspires Hollywood directors
University archive inspires Hollywood directors
A film to be made by Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald was inspired by day diaries kept in the University of Sussex Mass Observation Archive. People around the world are being asked to upload personal films about their lives on YouTube tomorrow (Saturday 24 July) for the biggest ever user-generated film to be made.

Psychology - Linguistics / Literature - 21.07.2010
Professor-edited journal rated among tops in its field
Professor-edited journal rated among tops in its field
Developmental Review: Perceptions in Behavior and Cognition, a quarterly journal of theory and literature review in developmental psychology edited by Charles Brainerd, professor of human development, has been rated one of the three most influential journals in its field. In the 2009 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Impact Factor data released in June, Developmental Review ranks alongside Child Development and Developmental Psychology - the two longest-running developmental psychology publications.

Linguistics / Literature - 15.07.2010
It's all about me: Narcissists bring pluses, minuses to the workplace, study finds
It’s all about me: Narcissists bring pluses, minuses to the workplace, study finds
You know the type: self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent and self-absorbed. New research led by psychologist Jack Goncalo, assistant professor in the ILR School, shows how and why narcissists can influence creativity in groups and in the workplace. The findings will be published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 07.07.2010
Tomiko Yoda Named Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities
Cambridge, Mass. July 8, 2010 - Tomiko Yoda, a scholar acclaimed for her feminist critique of modern Japan's canonization of ancient Japanese literary texts, has been named Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities at Harvard University, effective July 1, 2010. Yoda was previously associate professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, literature, and women's studies at Duke University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1996.

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