Personality Traits and Facebook Use: The Combined/Interactive Effect of Extraversion, Neuroticism and Conscientiousness

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Author(s) : Louise La Sala, Jason Skues, Sharon Grant

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Plot of the two-way interaction between Neuroticism and
Extraversion for number of Facebook friends for students. N = Neuroticism,
E = Extraversion.

This study examined the influence of Big Five personality traits on Facebook usage and examined the interactions of traits in this context based on Torgersen’s (1995) typological approach. The effect of self-esteem, narcissism, loneliness, shyness and boredom proneness on Facebook usage was also investigated. The sample included both student (N = 190) and (N = 184) non-student samples. Narcissism was the strongest predictor of time spent on Facebook per day for both students and non-students. Narcissism was also the strongest predictor of number of daily logins for non-students, however, agreeableness was the strongest predictor of Continue reading

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The Ebola Crisis in the West African Region: Should It Have Been So Severe?

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Author:Ezeakukwu E. Nsoedo

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A lot of factors magnified the severity of the Ebola outbreak in the West African region. The various regional governments lack the rudimental health care structure and support equipment necessary to checkmate outbreak of infectious diseases like Ebola. The overriding factor that impacted the management of the spread of Ebola disease is the lack of leadership among the various national governments to adapt available health information in the formulation Continue reading

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Integration of Fogo Player and SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) for 8K UHD Video Exhibition

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Author(s) :Jane de Almeida, Guido Lemos de Souza Filho, Carlos Eduardo Coelho Freire Batista, Lucenildo Lins de Aquino Junior, Jose Ivan Vilarouca Filho, Manoel Silva Neto, Cicero Inacio da Silva, Leandro Ciuffo, Iara Machado, Clayton Reis da Silva

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After 4K, 8K UHD resolution can be considered the new challenge for film, visualization and television. Due to the dimension of 8K image, the remote micro and macro images are considered appropriate for visualization with scientific and educational purposes. This article describes the implementation of the 8K video plug-in to play UHD videos into the SAGE, a collaborative environment for the advancement of scientific research and education developed by EVL (Electronic Visualization Laboratory), upgrading its current resolution for video playing Continue reading

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Investigating Land-Use Change on Street Tree Ecosystems

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Author(s):Thomas Turnbull1, Sharon Jean-Philippe1, Raymond Albright1, David Buckley1, Sean Schaeffer2, P. Eric Wiseman3

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In the early 1940’s, during the early stages of the Manhattan Project (WWII), of rural communities in Anderson County, Tennessee was rapidly converted into laboratory facilities and the city of Oak Ridge. The environment that became Oak Ridge not only experienced pollutants from the laboratory activities, but also alterations from the land-use change from rural to urban areas. Therefore, Continue reading

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Call For Papers Special Issue on Marine Microbes

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Advances in MicrobiologyMicrobes account for more than 90% of ocean biomass and constitute a hidden majority of life that flourishes in the sea. Marine microbes are tiny organisms that can only be seen under a microscope. They include cellular life forms: bacteria, fungi, algae and plankton along with the viruses that freeload on the cellular life forms. Much of this microbial life remains unknown because we cannot culture it in a test tube and it is difficult to observe in nature. Thus further study on marine microbes seems necessary and valuable.

In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring marine microbes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Continue reading

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Mathematical Modelling of Sterile Insect Technology for Mosquito Control

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Author(s): Regina Jijoho Patinvoh1, Alfred Akpoveta Susu2

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Reduction of mosquito populations will, at least, reduce substantially the transmission of malaria disease. One potential method of achieving this reduction is the environmentally-friendly population control method known as the Sterile Insect Control (SIT) method. The SIT method has so far Continue reading

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Effect of Music on State of Ischaemia in Stable Angina; a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Author(s):Samitha Siritunga, Kumudu Wijewardena, Ruwan Ekanayaka, Premadasa Mudunkotuwa

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Introduction: Ischaemic heart disease is the number one cause of deaths in the world. As these patients experience severe distress due to a number of associated reasons, it is important to focus on both physiological and psychological needs of the patients in the management. Beyond the Continue reading

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Effect of Specific Mechanical Energy on In-Vitro Digestion and Physical Properties of Extruded Rice-Based Snacks

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Author(s): Yiming Feng, Youngsoo Lee

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The effect of specific mechanical energy (SME) on in-vitro digestion and physical properties of extruded rice-based snacks was investigated in this study. Whole grains of medium grain brown rice (BR), medium grain sushi rice (SR) and long grain jasmine rice (JR) were extruded to prepare the rice-based snacks using a single screw extruder without additional thermal energy input. SME during extrusion was varied Continue reading

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All the academic journals published by SCIRP have been included in Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)

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zdb-logoAll the journals published by Scientific Research Publishing have been included in Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) since September, 2014. Dear authors, please access the following link for more details: http://dispatch.opac.d-nb.de/DB=1.1/SET=4/TTL=1/CMD?ACT=SRCHA&IKT=8500&SRT=LST_ty&TRM=Scientific+Research+Publ. Besides, you can also check the indexing information of the journals from SCIRP that match your research fields. Continue reading

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The boundary of universe is unlimited, without any need of the hypothesis that the universe starts off with the big bang

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Author(s) :Ping’an Luo

Power line of actions among chages of same and different polarity. (a) Like charges repel; (b) opposite charges attract.
Power line of actions among chages of same and different polarity.
(a) Like charges repel; (b) opposite charges attract.

From the hypotheses compatible with microphysics theory, this paper establishes a new theoretical model of static universal gravitation and deduces new formula of the theory of universal gravitation. In a first order approximation, the new formula shows the inverse-square law consistent with Newton formula, which would indicate that the new theory is consistent with the experimental results that can be reasonably explained by the current theory of gravitation. The parameters and higher order terms among the coefficients of this paper reveal the numerous infinitesimal neglected Continue reading

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