Responsible Authorship and the Ownership of Scientific Knowledge: Thoughts on Open Access Publishing by J. Eisen

submitted by: francois

Talk given by Jonathan Eisen at U. Washington (Biomedical Research Integrity Series) on August 7, 2008

wisskomm tv 35/08

submitted by: wisskomm

Diese Woche von den Open-Access-Tagen in Berlin, Interviews mit Dr. Diana Pauly Robert Koch-Institut, Zentrum für biologische Sicherheit, Dr. Volker Schallehn, Open-Access-Beauftragter der Universitätsbibliothek München (LMU)und Björn Brembs, Open-Access-erprobter Wissenschaftler an der FU Berlin.

New software interfaces for image collections

submitted by: jiagu

The project objective is to design a new interface that maximizes usability of digital image collections based off current methods utilized in sites such as ArtStor, Flickr, Panoramio.

A Distributed Acoustic Localization System using Clusters of Microphones.

submitted by: vishal.k

There currently are systems that can determine with relative accuracy the source of a sound, but these systems rely on a central unit to process all necessary calculations. The goal of my project is to explore a distributive method which generates vectors and computes the location cooperatively among all the clusters, and compare it to the centralized method in existence.

A Game-Based Approach for Collecting Semantic Music Annotations

submitted by: LukeThivierge

To create a collection of online games to generate significant amounts of high-quality semantic labels that will be used to organize, search, recommend, retrieve and describe huge - and growing - music collections. Imagine an extensive music database like Pandora where you can search for music by describing it like "fast tempo with bagpipes, distorted guitar, and multi-part vocal harmonies" or "eerie Halloween music on a synthesizer."

Corrosion-Enabled Powering Approach for Structural Health Monitoring Sensor Networks

submitted by: SEtriton641985

This goal of this project is to power a novel sensor node by creating a battery from corroding reinforced concrete. The application of this technology would benefit civil infrastructure by implementing an autonomous power source for Structural Health Monitoring sensor networks.