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Ocean Adventure Blog Underway

What's it like on the Atlantic in winter? How hard is it to get supplies on board during a national strike? Why go to all this trouble for a bunch of microbes? Find out from Katrina Edwards, geobiologist on the North Pond Expedition and scholar of the "intraterrestrials" in Earth's crust, on her blog at www.usc.edu/northpondexpedition. Join expedition on its route to North Pond, a deep-sea trove of microbial life.

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When Texting, Eligible Women Express Themselves Better

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The book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" and its gender stereotypes on how the sexes communicate remains fodder for debate, but two Indiana University researchers have confirmed one thing: When men and women talk through technology, it's the women who are more expressive.

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Mayo Clinic Blog for Patients, Employees

Mayo Clinic today announced the launch of its culture blog, Sharing Mayo Clinic, (http://sharing.mayoclinic.org), which provides an online site for patients and employees to share their stories about what makes Mayo Clinic unique.

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Majority of Teens Discuss Risky Behaviors on MySpace, Studies Conclude

In a pair of related studies released by Seattle Children's Research Institute and published in the January 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that 54 percent of adolescents frequently discuss high-risk activities including sexual behavior, substance abuse or violence using MySpace, the popular social networking Web site (SNS).

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Facebook Generation Learning Social, Technical Skills Online

Worried about the amount of time today's kids spend texting, chatting, blogging, gaming and Facebook-ing? Don't. Rather than fear the time young people devote to technological pursuits, there are many reasons for adults to embrace and even facilitate youth engagement with digital media, according to Florida State University's Lisa Tripp, who was a member of a team of researchers who recently completed the most extensive qualitative study ever done on youth media use in the United States.

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NIST, NCI Bring Web 2.0 Tools to Nanotechnology Standards Effort

Federal government and U.S. industry scientists say they are forging ahead with plans for an international, on-line collaboration to speed up creation of critically needed nanotechnology standards, including the underpinning reference materials and tests that support development of nanotech products while minimizing potential risks.

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WIU Launches Web 2.0 Resource Site

Like many higher ed institutions, Western Illinois University continues to go "2.0" -- as in "Web 2.0" -- in the Information Age. Several departments and campus organizations are taking advantage of the interactive World Wide Web to connect with students, prospective students and WIU friends. Many WIU-related offices and organizations now have a presence on Facebook (including Rocky, WIU's Mascot) and the photo-sharing site Flickr, and various departments and groups are using blogs as a way to interact with web users.

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State Emergency Managers Underutilize Internet

"Our nation's emergency managers do not fully appreciate the potential of the Internet and emerging social media," the researcher says

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Kelley School of Business, Its Executive Education Program to Unveil Virtual Campus in Second Life

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Due to increasing demand for executive education provided by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, today (Sept. 9) it is announcing it has built an entirely new campus. The school's Kelley Executive Partners program on Sept. 15 will unveil a virtual campus -- an island in the virtual world of Second Life that bears a striking resemblance to buildings on the IU Bloomington campus.

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News & Web 2.0: UR Using Social Apps to Interact with Online Users

There's still a lot to be said for that old-fashioned "word-of-mouth" way of spreading information. In recent years, such Web-based applications as blogs and social network sites like MySpace and Facebook have amplified that method and taken the World Wide Web into the realm of Web 2.0.







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