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No, this is not the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes….

A top news story this weekend comes from a ruling from a judge in New York state. In a decision released this past week, Justice Barbara Jaffe of the New York Supreme Court has ruled that research chimps are not covered under the writ of habeas corpus that protects human prisoners. 222 more words


Why would I need a web researcher, anyway?

The thing about web research is anybody can do it, right? You just type what you need into Google and you’re off! Why would anyone hire a researcher to do that for them, when they can do it themselves? 423 more words


Face Detection On Image to Count People: Resume of My Research


In particular situation it is important to be able to estimate the number of people in crowded environment. These data can be used as reference to detect danger situation caused explosion people at area, report of public interest about a area, and to measure level of comfort zone of area. 1,304 more words


Folding into Light: Sustainability, Making, and Materials

Environmental issues (such as pollution, climate change, and natural resource depletion) are increasingly becoming the core factors in consumer manufacturing industries.  Designers, manufacturers and marketing strategists are more conscious of taking account of sustainable product development in their design strategies ( 663 more words


Predatory journals

More and more I’m being confronted with questions about journal publications. I devote some words to it in a session for our MSc programme in the module ‘Understanding Education Research’ and recently, in a panel discussion at our local PGR conference, there were questions about how to judge a journal’s reputation. 640 more words


Traffickers and Trafficking Enterprises. Challenges in researching human traffickers and trafficking operations.

TTRP has taken a reprieve – and there are changes underfoot! Until our next and final post, Rebecca Surtees, to whom we are immensely grateful for steadfastly supporting our mission, provides us with a final guest contribution to the blog. 1,494 more words


Thursday Research Bulletin 30.7.2015

“Minecraft took away my Thursday – but I loved every moment.”

About this week

Another couple of publications going forward this week. Trying to compare the concept of ‘authentic context’ from Herrington, Reeves and Oliver (2010) in education with embodied cognition, phenomenology and human-computer interaction (e.g. 302 more words