Category Archives: Technology

Women in Engineering: How can we transform the future?

Lucinda Periac-Arnold Senior Publishing Editor, Science Technology and Medicine Journals, SAGE Publishing @LucindaPeriac Lucinda has worked in academic publishing for eight years, spending several years prior in the civil service. A graduate of Goldsmiths College and University of Manchester with … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What Makes Learning Management Systems Effective for Learning?

From Journal of Educational Technology Systems The size and reach of the web have proliferated rapidly since its inception in 1989. Since then, the web has had a tremendous influence on what and how people do things. Today, it is … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Navigating Big Data dilemmas

Facebook is yet again dominating news headlines, this time for its #10YearChallenge encouraging users to post pictures of themselves from 10 years ago and today. While ostensibly a fun and trivial exercise, the viral challenge raised questions regarding whether the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Self-monitoring for health and wellness

The use of persuasive technologies (PT) aimed at encouraging desirable change by shaping and reinforcing behavior, attitude, or both, is growing in virtually all areas of health and wellness. Self-monitoring, through various tools including smartphone apps and other devices, is … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Data modeling versus simulation modeling in the big data era: case study of a greenhouse control system

From SIMULATION The SCS Editor’s Choice Award 2018 As a means of forecasting for a diversified society, the phrase “big data” has become widespread. The word means data sets with sizes beyond the ability of common software tools to capture, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Implementing Smart Factory of Industrie 4.0: An Outlook

From International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Recently, the emerging technologies e.g., Internet of Things (IoT) , wireless sensor networks, big data, cloud computing, embedded system, and mobile Internet are being introduced into the manufacturing environment, which ushers in a … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Comparing soccer ball designs in anticipation of the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Article title: Aerodynamic and surface comparisons between Telstar 18 and Brazuca From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology Adidas has provided the match ball for the World Cup since 1970. It has … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Is the iPad Night Shift mode associated with poor sleep?

Article title: Does the iPad Night Shift mode reduce melatonin suppression? From Lighting Research & Technology CELEBRATING ITS 50TH VOLUME The increased use of self-luminous displays, (e.g. televisions, computer displays, cell phones and tablets) especially in the evening prior to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Non-visual effects of light: Bodily rhythms, the body clock, onset of sleep and acute alertness

Lighting Research & Technology has just published a special issue celebrating the start of its 50th volume. The articles cover the major themes of light and lighting research and celebrate the contribution of the journal to the field. The entire … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Representing social science in national-security-related modeling and simulation

Guest Editors: Paul K Davis , and Angela O’Mahony From The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation For some years, US defense officials have admonished the modeling and simulation (M&S) community to go beyond modeling military “kinetics” to address complex … Continue reading

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Scholarship Winner Gives Insight on Evolving Technology in Libraries

 Jaimie L. Kicklighter is the recipient of the 2016 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. Currently, Kicklighter works as a library technical specialist at Auburn University Special Collections & Archives. After earning her MLS, Kicklight wants to work with … Continue reading

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Big Data Much Better Than People at Determining Keywords

“Humans, I’m going to make the case, are horrible at picking keywords,” claims Gary King, the director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, during a talk last year on Capitol Hill. “… I’m going to convince you that you … Continue reading

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Reasons to rename journals: Responses from two editors

By Elizabeth Berry, Marketing Manager, Journals, SAGE Publishing The two official journals of SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) will begin their 22nd year of publication in 2017 with new titles and taglines. The Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) … Continue reading

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What I learned from attending DataKind UK’s “DataDive” hackathon- a reflection from Ian Mulvany  

By Ian Mulvany, Head of Product Innovation, SAGE Publishing @IanMulvany  Photos © Katie Metzler 2016 A DataDive is a focused hacking weekend that works with a selected non-profit to help them improve their understanding of their own data. Significant effort … Continue reading

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The state of research resources in 2016

With new technologies constantly redefining what is considered a reference resource and with new ways of collecting research sources and connecting them to users, we want to know how your library regards and collects research resources. In a new survey, … Continue reading

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