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Review of a proto-stretchtext in Kairos

Boehm, Dane Christian with Laura Tagget. «About Plagiarism, Pixels and Platitudes». Kairos 3.1 (1998) < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/3.1/binder2.html?coverweb/galin/index.htm>

This article discusses how to teach students ethical academic practice and avoid plagiarism. It opens with an anecdote of a case of student plagirism, ending in the question «What are the issues», followed by three links, and «What strategies address these issues», again with three links.

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Microfossils of the future

Chen, Jun-Yan et.al. «Phase contrast synchrotron X-ray microtomography of Ediacaran (Doushantuo) metazoan microfossils: Phylogenetic diversity and evolutionary implications». Precambrian Research 173.1-4 (2009). 191-200. Article of the Future version <http://articleofthefuture.com/S0301926809000953/>. 22 January 2014.

While this paleontology article shares many of the methods with, for example, materials science, its writing style is markedly different. The papers I have read from experimental sciences just report on measurements in advanced experiments. This paper reports on an experiment that used x-ray microtomography equipment and chemical solutions, but there is a lot more interpretation and argument here. Les videre

Carbon tube manufacturing of the future

Koós, Antal, et.al. «Comparison of structural changes in nitrogen and boron-doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes.» Carbon 48.11 (2010). 3033-41. Article of the Future version <http://articleofthefuture.com/S0008622310002770/> 22 January 2014.

The research highlights have hyperlinks to an experimental flowchart and three graphs. The sum of this is a very compact and quick way of surveying the main results. To my untrained eye, it seems even faster than reading an abstract. Les videre