Marginal Cost of a Public School Student Depends on the State Funding Formula

The marginal cost of a public education is important, as public schools must take all students in their area. The higher fixed costs are as a proportion of total costs, the more difficult it is for public schools to adjust spending in response to... continue reading

Why do medical schools use learning management systems so little?

In an eLearning workshop, at the 2007 Canadian Conference on Medical Education, there was an informal survey of Canadian medical schools about their use of learning management systems (LMS). All schools had one but their use was very sparse.... continue reading

Want to be a Martian? Be a photoautotrophic man

Being a Martian is not too far impossible. Now, scientists are looking forward to changing the Martian environment into a favorable state with the current advancement of the technology. Producing O2and food are predominantly seen challenges at... continue reading

Solitary Ecological Dominance Consensus

Is it possible to model the distributed dominance hierarchy of solitary species via a modified Byzantine fault problem? Traditionally used in distributed computing where the network consists of some unreliable actors, meanwhile a concerted... continue reading

The Growing Need for Domain-Driven Languages

With computer science permeating every research disciple such that even rudimentary computational skills are now required for most research careers, it should not be the case that one needs advanced knowledge of computer science to be effective in... continue reading

Modified Human Microbiome towards better Health

Health, as the complete physical, mental and social well-being, is absolutely the vital profit that someone can attain in his/her life span. On the other hand, health is immensely vulnerable to diseases and sicknesses like deadly cancer. Recent... continue reading

"OCD, radicals and TRPA1 receptors".

Further to NPBR .1. and Journal of Brief Ideas papers on "Oxidative stress, MAOIs and OCD" and "OCD, St John's Wort and Iron", this paper concerns TRPA1 human gut receptors which respond to oxidative stress. The 1,2,3- and 1,2,4- benzenetriols are... continue reading

Polymathy or polymathies: A typology proposal

Recent TED talks and books like "Range" and "The Polymath" generated great popular interest in the concept of polymathy. However, polymathy is still ill-defined in academia. Here, I propose a more systematic typology, based on the literature... continue reading

Resume update suggester to improve job description similarity match

Job application resumes are now being filtered by programs. The filter is based on a similarity match of resume to the job description. An alternative preprocessing program could instead suggest updates that could be made to resume so that... continue reading

Surround Sound Pickup for String Instruments

This idea describes an innovation in the field of organology, or the science of musical instruments. It is [generally... continue reading


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