Sooner or later it happens to even the
most conscientious employers. No matter
how carefully they hire workers,
how many incentives they give for strong
performance, or how diligently
they try to
a positive and productive work environment,
all businesses—large and small—
may one day have to deal with a problem
At this point in history, tremendous human progress becomes possible
through converging technologies stimulated by advances in four core fields:
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology Information technology, and new
technologies based in Cognitive science (NBIC). Many individual authors
had noticed the gathering convergence of technical disciplines, and
sociobiologist E. O. Wilson wrote an especially influential 1998 book on the
emerging harmony among the sciences.
The subspecialty of population pharmacokinetics was introduced into clinical pharmacology
/ pharmacy in the late 1970s as a method for analyzing observational
data collected during patient drug therapy in order to estimate patient-based pharmacokinetic
parameters. It later became the basis for dosage individualization
and rational pharmacotherapy. The population pharmacokinetics method (i.e., the
population approach) was later extended to the characterization of the relationship
between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and into the discipline of
The direction of science is often driven by methodological progress, and the topic
of this book is no exception. I remember sitting with a visitor on the terrace of a
hotel overlooking Lake Constance in the early 1970s. We were discussing the gravimetric
method of measuring total lipids in zooplankton. A few years later, as a visitor
in Clyde E. Goulden’s lab, I was greatly impressed by the ability of an
instrument called an Iatroscan to discriminate and quantify specific lipid classes
(e.g., triacylglycerols, polar lipids, wax esters).
Collection of research reports best university in 2007 honored the author: 12. Truong Van Nam, Nguyen Xuan Dung, study the effect of substituents on the properties of aniline by approximate methods AM1 quantum ... Quantum mechanics is one of the fundamental theory of physics. Quantum mechanics is an extension and supplement of Newtonian mechanics (also known as classical mechanics). It is the basis of many other disciplines of physics and chemistry as solid state physics, chemistry quantum particle physics.
With sales of more than 160,000 copies, "Fundamentals of Project Management" has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. Using a simple step-by-step approach, the book is the perfect introduction to project management tools, techniques, and concepts. Readers will learn how to: develop a mission statement, vision, goals, and objectives; plan the project; create the work breakdown structure; produce a workable schedule; understand earned value analysis; manage a project team; and control and evaluate progress at every stage.
Fifty Major Economists provides a comprehensive and clear exposition of the ideas of those
individuals responsible for shaping the discipline of economics. Numerous examples help to
illustrate the key concepts and ideas of these economists. The book covers a wide range of
thinkers, spanning several centuries, beginning with Thomas Mun and Adam Smith, and
progressing to recent Nobel Prize winners such as Robert Lucas and Amartya Sen.
The possible impact of nanomaterials on future products and services is enormous.
This has led to a tremendous expansion in research and development efforts related
to nanoscale materials and devices. It has also raised new questions as to how these
products will influence the environment, human health, business, education, and
other areas of society. As with any emerging field, a vast amount of disconnected
information is emerging, often spread across multiple disciplines.
During the past 25 years, there has been a vast explosion in new information
relating to the art and science of dermatology as well as fundamental
cutaneous biology. Furthermore, this information is no longer of interest
only to the small but growing specialty of dermatology. Clinicians and
scientists from a wide variety of disciplines have come to recognize both
the importance of skin in fundamental biological processes and the broad
implications of understanding the pathogenesis of skin disease.
many new developments in infrared and Raman instrumentation, such as high
sensitive detectors, charge-coupled devices (CCD) and array detectors, laser
excitation sources, step-scan technique, photoacoustic detection, spectral depth
profiling, light-fiber optics, mapping and imaging in the field of microscopy,
time resolved and surface-enhanced methods - in order to mention a few of
these significant improvements. Of course this progress in vibrational spectroscopy
is closely connected with the enormous development in computer technique.
Due to the enormous progress in computer technology and numerical methods
that have been achieved in recent years, the use of numerical simulation methods
in industry gains more and more importance. In particular, this applies
to all engineering disciplines. Numerical computations in many cases offer a
cost effective and, therefore, very attractive possibility for the investigation
and optimization of products and processes.
This edition aims to present some relevant topics in the histopathology area that may be of interest for medical doctors and for other professionals interested in pathology. Histopathology applies basic knowledge obtained from biologic and anatomic science to make diagnosis, to determine the severity and progress of a condition and to evaluate the possible response to certain therapies. Thus, it is not surprising that this discipline constantly expands with progresses produced in biology.
The intent of the Preliminary Design submittal is to provide a formal opportunity for WSDOT,
the Contractor, various design team disciplines, and other approved project stakeholders to
review the construction documents in order to ensure that: the design is progressing
appropriately and proceeding in the right direction; the plans reflect Contractor requirements for
construction; design features are coordinated; and there are no fatal flaws within a given
discipline or between disciplines.
There have been major changes in attitudes
towards schizophrenia in recent years. In clinical
practice, more effective pharmacological and
psychological treatments for schizophrenia have
helped regenerate a sense of therapeutic optimism.
In research, progress in a range of basic
disciplines has opened up new avenues which
promise to help unravel the abnormalities of
brain development, structure and function
which are at the core of the disorder.
Over the past decade, there has been a vast explosion in new information
relating to the art and science of dermatology as well as fundamental cutaneous
biology. Furthermore, this information is no longer of interest only to
the small but growing specialty of dermatology. Scientists from a wide variety
of disciplines have come to recognize both the importance of skin in fundamental
biological processes and the broad implications of understanding
the pathogenesis of skin disease. As a result, there is now a multidisciplinary
and worldwide interest in the progress of dermatology....
This is a work in progress. It is a work that has been in progress
for at least the last ten years if not more. It is a work that has much
more yet to come.
The study of environmental harm is relatively new for most
criminologists. For myself, in writing this book I have had to draw
upon my own work over the last decade plus that of a relatively small
handful of criminologists who are fellow travellers in this area.
On the other hand, there is a wealth of material from other fields
and disciplines that is entirely relevant and useful to a study such as
No one industry alone can provide the basis for major gains in renewable
resource chemical use. Although exciting research opportunities exist in areas
such as biopolymers, stereospecific molecules, new enzymes, novel materials,
and transgenic design, progress in isolated technical areas will not be sufficient.
We must take a broad view of future consumer needs and emphasize inter-
related research projects conducted in a parallel and coordinated manner.
Understanding the origins of humanity has long been one of our foremost
intellectual pursuits, and one that greatly interests the general public as
evidenced by museum attendance and by numerous media productions
and general interest publications. Progress toward an improved understanding
of our heritage is a continuing challenge for the scientific community, requiring
advances in a range of disciplines that include archaeology, anthropology, geology,
biology, oceanography, and genetics, and particularly research advances in
areas where two or more of these fields intersect.
Progress in collaborative networks continues showing a growing number of
manifestations including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply
chains, professional virtual communities, collaborative virtual laboratories, etc. with a
wide spectrum of application domains. The realization that all these collaborative forms
represent variations of a more general paradigm has lead to their consolidation into
Collaborative Networks (CN) as anew scientific discipline.
Long-term challenges remain: continuing with structural reforms,
maintaining rapid and steady economic growth and fiscal discipline,
boosting employment, reining in the informal economy, and making
progress with respect to EU accession. While the latter is expected
to be a long and complicated process, it will remain a driving force
for Turkey’s reform efforts. In addition, accelerating the reform
process will be vital for a positive outlook. Recent political turmoil
and upcoming local elections in 2009 could become a distraction for