Alchian-Allen Effect in Higher Education
The Alchian-Allen Theorem states that when there are two substitute goods of differing quality and a fixed per unit amount is added to the cost of the product, consumption will shift towards the higher quality good as it is relatively cheaper. The... continue reading
Stonehenge A Neolithic Beacon: Design Imitates Star
When lit from within with one large fire or multiple fires, and observed from above, the standing stones that comprise Stonehenge split the light rays creating a radiating effect similar in appearance to a star.
Neolithic People... continue reading
Plant Organismal Development Based Building Design and Perpetuated Construction
This idea seeks to establish a novel conceptual framework to building design and construction that is based on plant organismal development. Firstly lets compare the idea of design as it applies to architecture and plant development. Once... continue reading
Social Jailbreak: a social media aggregator designed to circumvent social media monopolies
Social Jailbreak (SJB) describes a proposed viral application that would allow social media users to communicate beyond the limits imposed by social media monopolies. Several platforms (e.g. Hootsuite) and some social networks (mainly... continue reading
Herling (2000:13) in his "Operational definitions of expertise and competence" outlined three basic components of expertise: knowledge; problem-solving; and experience.
Here, I propose a more sophisticated differentiation that involves four... continue reading
Detecting the delimiter in CSVs that lie
File extensions for data sharing sometimes lie about their contents.
Here is an algorithm to infer the actual delimiter of a CSV, TSV or any related format:
The Academic Venture Coachbook for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Academic entrepreneurship concept has been in place for a while, but not many well-documented research studies approached it from the angle of making academic entrepreneurship a genuinely commercially-viable venture. Even in highly-cited books... continue reading
Cros-IP: A Novel Co-immunoprecipitation Method for Characterising Direct/Indirect Protein Interactions.
Co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) is considered the gold standard in vitro technique for characterising protein-protein interactions. However, the technique is limited by the inability to differentiate direct/indirect interactions of proteins. This... continue reading
Report a relative proportion of patients ruled-out or ruled-in with a diagnostic test
One measure of the performance of a diagnostic test is the proportion of patients the test stratifies as likely not to have the condition (ruled-out:RO) or to have the condition (ruled-in:RI). This proportion depends on the prevalence of the... continue reading
MAOI and St John's Wort treatments for OCD may have a similar radical-based mechanism. Six years' unrelieved total compulsive thinking was cured by the MAOI Phenelzine, with also a role for radical-releasing phenols which enter the CNS very little... continue reading
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