"Duke, Claude, 57388, Private (1894-1918). Claude Duke was born in September 1894 at White Edward, Ontario, son of D.M. and Margaret Fleming Duke. He enlisted in the 20th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario in September 1914 - although his attestation paper gives a date of 12 November 1914 - at which time he was a student. He listed his next-of-kin as D.M. Duke of 1042, 8th Street, East Calgary, Alberta. Private C. Duke died on 26 August 1918, according to the Battalion War Diary, of wounds received, and was buried at Achicourt Road Cemetery, Achicourt, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. D.27). His parents were then listed as living at Field, British Columbia."
"SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. Whether it's a robot that can cook your breakfast or a GPS cat tracking device, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. In addition to products, SparkFun also offers classes and a number of online tutorials designed to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics."
"This is one-stop shopping for nearly anything you might want to know about electricity and magnetism. From André-Marie Ampère to Wilhelm Weber, from 600 BC to the 21st century, from one end of the World Wide Web to the other: All you need is a mouse and an inquiring mind. Here you'll find explanations and interactive graphics on the concepts, laws, tools and historical milestones associated with electricity and magnetism. Some of the tutorials are in Java, others in Flash (which looks and works better). We're updating all of our interactive graphics to Flash, so please check back again soon."
"We commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Our cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 153 countries across the world. Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located."
"The Japanese language is filled with proverbs of all sorts, many from classical references from ancient Chinese to modern versions of English proverbs, all used in every aspect of the language. Whether you are traveling to Japan for fun or on business, or are living there, you'll find proverbs indispensible to understanding and using the daily language. Browse below to find the ones you want or simply explore the many possible ways to express yourself in Japanese."
"As their motto proves, the crew of the USS Enterprise split their infinitives along with their atoms. The motto should read: “To Go Boldly …” They're not alone. Remember that a split infinitive occurs when an adverb or adverbial phrase is placed between to and the verb. People who feel strongly about their split infinitives really feel strongly about their split infinitives. A famous New Yorker cartoon shows Captain Bligh sailing away from the Bounty in a rowboat and shouting, “So Mr. Christian! You propose to unceremoniously cast me adrift?” The caption beneath the cartoon reads: “The crew can no longer tolerate Captain Bligh's ruthless splitting of infinitives.”"
"Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.4 it has an easy to use scrollable text menu that allows anyone who masters a keyboard and some English to perform maintenance and repair on a computer, ranging from password resetting over disk cleanup to virus scanning."
"This innovative software utilizes the familiar drag-and-drop interface for creating scale system drawings incorporating every product available from Middle Atlantic Products. Once you've completed your RackTools(r) CAD layout, you're only a few clicks away from printing a professional proposal drawing for your client, as well as a purchase order form that is ready to be faxed to your distributor for immediate processing."
"When it comes to design, AVSnap is the best tool around. AVSnap is simple to use yet has features that are necessary for all AV based work. Draw cables, connect products, adjust cable routing, print list of materials, print cable list, show rack layout and the list goes on. AVSnap utilizes many single key stroke, keyboard shortcuts. With this feature, the productivity of designing a system increases by 400%. What typically would take 2 hours to complete using other software, takes only 30 minutes to do using AVSnap. Try it yourself and download a free copy."
"WireCAD is a system design and documentation software that helps engineers and designers create CAD (dwg,dxf) documentation, draw and manage cable and connection information, automatically create functional block diagrams from user equipment definitions or download over 23000+ definitions from WireCAD's Community Library, automatically assign cable numbers, auto-populate rack layouts, print cable labels, bills of materials, and other reports."
"Effective coaching and mentoring is crucial to the success of individuals and organizations, yet relatively little is known about its neural underpinnings. Coaching and mentoring to the Positive Emotional Attractor (PEA) emphasizes compassion for the individual's hopes and dreams and has been shown to enhance a behavioral change. In contrast, coaching to the Negative Emotional Attractor (NEA), by focusing on externally defined criteria for success and the individual's weaknesses in relation to them, does not show sustained change. We used fMRI to measure BOLD responses associated with these two coaching styles. We hypothesized that PEA coaching would be associated with increased global visual processing and with engagement of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), while the NEA coaching would involve greater engagement of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Regions showing more activity in PEA conditions included the lateral occipital cortex, superior temporal cortex, medial parietal, subgenual cingulate, nucleus accumbens, and left lateral prefrontal cortex. We relate these activations to visioning, PNS activity, and positive affect. Regions showing more activity in NEA conditions included medial prefrontal regions and right lateral prefrontal cortex. We relate these activations to SNS activity, self-trait attribution and negative affect."
"As the researchers predicted, the students indicated that the positive interviewer inspired them and fostered feelings of hope far more effectively than the negative interviewer. Perhaps the more intriguing results, though, concern the areas of the brain that were activated by the two different approaches. During the encouraging interactions with the positive interviewer, students showed patterns of brain activity that prior research has associated with the following qualities: * Visual processing and perceptual imagery—these are the regions that kick into gear when we imagine some future event. * Global processing—the ability to see the big picture before small details, a skill that has been linked to positive emotions and pleasurable engagement with the world. * Feelings of empathy and emotional safety—like those experienced when someone feels secure enough to open up socially and emotionally. * The motivation to pro-actively pursue lofty goals—rather than act defensively to avoid harm or loss."
""Why do we practice so much?" For example, here's a great story about neuroscientists investigating how learning affects the brain. Medical researchers were fascinated with how veteran cab drivers could navigate the busy streets of London so effortlessly and remember all the shortcuts without consulting a map. So they did brain scans and discovered that the cabbies' hippocampal areas, the part of the brain associated with spatial reasoning, were larger than those of other adults. All those years of driving and remembering routes had literally changed their brains. Studies of musicians have found similar results of the impact of practice, practice and more practice."
"The Americana Sheet Music Collection database was developed to provide bibliographic access to the Americana Collection of sheet music, one of the special collections of the Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some records for selected compositions have associated images of the scanned sheet music."
"The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators."
"Smithsonian Research Online is a set of services to the research community both within and outside the Smithsonian Institution. Managed by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the program assists in capturing the research output of Smithsonian scholars and making it available to Institutional management as well as scientists and historians world-wide."