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Sociomateriality of collaboration within a small team in secondary school maker-centered learning project

Varpu Mehto, Sini Riikonen, Kaiju Kangas, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen
2020 International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction  
While the making task enabled embodied contribution, the physical properties of the tools and materials also limited these opportunities.  ...  The analysis method we developed revealed that the co-invention project offered diverse, sociomaterially entangled opportunities for collaboration.  ...  Statements on ethics This research was conducted following the guidelines of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijcci.2020.100209 fatcat:2rynxbpspjcnticzyvbt7pii6q

Epistemic roles of materiality within a collaborative invention project at a secondary school

Varpu Mehto, Sini Riikonen, Kai Hakkarainen, Kaiju Kangas, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen
2020 British Journal of Educational Technology  
Kaiju Kangas (PhD) is an assistant professor of Technology Education at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.  ...  Her research focuses on the learning of design and technology in basic education and teacher education, as well as on the mediated and embodied nature of learning.  ...  The consent obtained from the participants limits the usage of the data strictly to the researchers participating in the Growing Mind research project only.  ... 
doi:10.1111/bjet.12942 fatcat:4ilrck7t2nbuxmfewa44o5axue

Progress in Brain Computer Interfaces: Challenges and Trends [article]

Simanto Saha, Khondaker A. Mamun, Khawza Ahmed, Raqibul Mostafa, Ganesh R. Naik, Ahsan Khandoker, Sam Darvishi, Mathias Baumert
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Brain computer interfaces (BCI) provide a direct communication link between the brain and a computer or other external devices.  ...  Psycho-neurophysiological phenomena and their impact on brain signals impose another challenge for BCI researchers to transform the technology from laboratory experiments to plug-and-play daily life.  ...  Talking off the top of your head: toward a mental prosthesis utilizing event-related brain potentials.  ... 
arXiv:1901.03442v1 fatcat:pvaoniplfrbz5gcys4vn3qp4ei

In-field metagenome and 16S rRNA gene amplicon nanopore sequencing robustly characterize glacier microbiota [article]

Arwyn Edwards, Aliyah R Debbonaire, Samuel M Nicholls, Sara ME Rassner, Birgit Sattler, Joseph M Cook, Tom Davy, Luis AJ Mur, Andrew J Hodson
2016 bioRxiv   pre-print
In the field of observation, chance favours only the prepared mind (Pasteur). Impressive developments in genomics have led microbiology to its third Golden Age.  ...  Greenland Ice Sheet and the Austrian Alps.  ...  identity curated database of Ribosomal Database Project version 16 taxa.  ... 
doi:10.1101/073965 fatcat:2yk6gi4bk5bsrgmdkfmtdcqaue

Information Theoretic Metagenome Assembly Allows the Discovery of Disease Biomarkers in Human Microbiome

O. Ufuk Nalbantoglu
2021 Entropy  
Accumulating evidence supports that microbial genetic variations are as important as the differential abundance content, implying the need for novel methods accounting for the genetic variations in metagenomics  ...  and quantified with the help of statistical tests.  ...  Our observation on the fragments generated from the examined datasets revealed that supervariant contigs emphasize three main different types of differential events.  ... 
doi:10.3390/e23020187 pmid:33540903 pmcid:PMC7913240 fatcat:uhmiwk3mwbhnnfo3vsjjjfnzdu

Progress in Brain Computer Interface: Challenges and Opportunities

Simanto Saha, Khondaker A. Mamun, Khawza Ahmed, Raqibul Mostafa, Ganesh R. Naik, Sam Darvishi, Ahsan H. Khandoker, Mathias Baumert
2021 Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience  
This review summarizes state-of-the-art progress in the BCI field over the last decades and highlights critical challenges.  ...  Brain computer interfaces (BCI) provide a direct communication link between the brain and a computer or other external devices.  ...  Various alliance-based projects are running as common platforms for advancing the knowledge of neuroscience, for example, by strengthening efforts to fund neuroscience research projects (Grillner et al  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnsys.2021.578875 pmid:33716680 pmcid:PMC7947348 fatcat:326rfleaxnednmhjowg6dnce2u

Deciphering a marine bone degrading microbiome reveals a complex community effort [article]

Erik Borchert, Antonio Garcia-Moyano, Sergio Sanchez-Carrillo, Thomas Gunnar Dahlgren, Beate Slaby, Gro Elin Kjaereng Bjerga, Manuel Ferrer, Soeren Franzenburg, Ute Hentschel
2020 biorxiv/medrxiv   pre-print
The marine bone biome is a complex assemblage of macro- and microorganisms, however the enzymatic repertoire to access bone-derived nutrients remains unknown.  ...  The bone microbiome displayed a surprising taxonomic diversity and novelty revealed by the examination of 59 high quality metagenome assembled genomes from at least 23 different bacterial families.  ...  The lack of cultivable microbes has further driven the development of functional and sequence-driven metagenomic analyses and enabled us to decipher complex interactions in entire microbial consortia  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.05.13.093005 fatcat:aajthmlwtraypfszrdooosxc6a

Deciphering a Marine Bone-Degrading Microbiome Reveals a Complex Community Effort

Erik Borchert, Antonio García-Moyano, Sergio Sanchez-Carrillo, Thomas G. Dahlgren, Beate M. Slaby, Gro Elin Kjæreng Bjerga, Manuel Ferrer, Sören Franzenburg, Ute Hentschel, Simon Lax
2021 mSystems  
We propose that the interplay between the different microbial taxa is necessary to achieve the complex task of bone degradation in the marine environment.  ...  Metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) of the class Bacteroidia contained the most diverse gene repertoires.  ...  M.F. acknowledges the support of the grants PCIN-2017-078 (within the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET) and BIO2017-85522-R from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación  ... 
doi:10.1128/msystems.01218-20 pmid:33563781 fatcat:cwdsiofh25eblincihii5wqozi

Human Brain Mapping with Multi-Thousand Channel PtNRGrids Resolves Novel Spatiotemporal Dynamics [article]

Youngbin Tchoe, Andrew M. Bourhis, Daniel R. Cleary, Brittany Stedelin, Jihwan Lee, Karen J. Tonsfeldt, Erik C. Brown, Dominic Siler, Angelique C. Paulk, Jimmy C. Yang, Hongseok Oh, Yun Goo Ro (+8 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In the clinical setting, PtNRGrids resolved fine, complex temporal dynamics from the cortical surface in an awake human patient performing grasping tasks.  ...  We demonstrate that PtNRGrids can resolve sub-millimeter functional organization of the barrel cortex in anesthetized rats that captured the histochemically-demonstrated structure.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge insightful discussions with Prof. Eric Halgren of UC San Diego and Prof. Sydney Cash of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Prof. Anna Devor and Prof. Martin  ... 
arXiv:2103.09206v3 fatcat:o5umjsmfcbf3lbtyfxxqlwqn6u

Tracing the fate of wastewater viruses reveals catchment-scale virome diversity and connectivity

Evelien M. Adriaenssens, Kata Farkas, James E. McDonald, David L. Jones, Heather E. Allison, Alan J. McCarthy
2021 Water Research  
by local geography, weather events and tidal effects.  ...  We conclude that wastewater-derived viral genetic material is commonly deposited in the environment and can be traced throughout the freshwater-marine continuum of the river catchment, where it is influenced  ...  E.M.A is currently funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Institute Strategic Programme Gut Microbes and Health (BB/R012490/1) and its constituent projects BBS/E/F  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.watres.2021.117568 pmid:34450465 fatcat:pkiwtvhvhnfohjwyrsa3vffqwu

Tests of Robustness in Peer Review

Jeremy Leipzig, Jane Greenberg, Gail Rosen, Xiaohua; Hu, Karthik Ram, Erjia Yan
2021 Zenodo  
Technical advances that have taken place in recent years - scientific computing infrastructure has matured to support the distribution of reproducible computational analyses - enable this approach.  ...  Purpose: The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the feasibility of using tests of robustness in peer review.  ...  selective bias of tool benchmarks While formal benchmarking projects enable a level playing field for tools to be evaluated, there are opportunities for tool papers to reveal strengths and weaknesses  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6403281 fatcat:q4pq3fnchzat7jvzl2lnhpyopi

Site-Specific Conditions Change the Response of Bacterial Producers of Soil Structure-Stabilizing Agents Such as Exopolysaccharides and Lipopolysaccharides to Tillage Intensity

Barbara Cania, Gisle Vestergaard, Marjetka Suhadolc, Rok Mihelič, Maike Krauss, Andreas Fliessbach, Paul Mäder, Anna Szumełda, Michael Schloter, Stefanie Schulz
2020 Frontiers in Microbiology  
However, little is known about the influence of tillage intensity on the bacterial potential to produce these polysaccharides, even though more stable soil aggregates are usually observed under less intense  ...  Erosion can be minimized by the presence of stable soil aggregates, the formation of which can be promoted by bacteria.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank Susanne Kublik for performing the sequencing run, and Abilash Chakravarthy Durai Raj for bioinformatical advice.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00568 pmid:32318044 pmcid:PMC7154075 fatcat:jhlisiosafgqfclykup2msic74

Chronic brain functional ultrasound imaging in freely moving rodents performing cognitive tasks [article]

Ahmed El Hady, Daniel Y Takahashi, Ruolan Sun, Tyler Boyd-Meredith, Yisi Zhang, Adam Charles, Carlos Brody
2022 bioRxiv   pre-print
stabilizing the ultrasound probe during freely moving behavior, accurately assessing motion artifacts and validating that the animal can perform cognitive tasks at high performance while tethered.  ...  Performing those experiments faces a number of exceptional challenges: performing large durable craniotomies with chronic implants, designing behavioural experiments matching the hemodynamic timescale,  ...  Jane Dennis for help with the registration and the rat brain atlas, Princeton University Physics Department Workshop, Charles Kopec, David Tank, Brody lab animal training technicians.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2022.01.29.478327 fatcat:qcmtyoscpfgw3ae7c26o4yr5bq

Metatranscriptomics Reveals Antibiotic-Induced Resistance Gene Expression in the Murine Gut Microbiota

Benjamin J. Korry, Damien J. Cabral, Peter Belenky
2020 Frontiers in Microbiology  
Furthermore, the increased beta-lactamase resistance gene transcripts could contribute to an observed bloom of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron during amoxicillin treatment.  ...  While antibiotics also have the potential to impact the expression of resistance genes, metagenomic-based pipelines currently lack the ability to detect these shifts.  ...  This shift in beta-diversity may be driven by the induction of drug targeted ARG transcripts observed in the doxycycline treated samples.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00322 pmid:32210932 pmcid:PMC7069102 fatcat:2rrutcvwaja4flzdoprgbdgu3i

Aliens as Manifestations of Altered Humanity: An Alternate Ideological Interpretation

Doru Pop
2019 Caietele Echinox  
The starting point and case study of this paper is the attempt to explain the role of the alien species in the movie Arrival.  ...  Using the Marxist concept of alienation as the basis of the formation of ideological imagination in science fiction movies, the purpose of this investigation is to show how the "works of alienation" operate  ...  capitalist-driven) human values.  ... 
doi:10.24193/cechinox.2019.36.26 fatcat:niusgf3ugreoperluwdfk3nc6q
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