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See detailExploring the Migration-Security-Development Nexus: A Caparison of Chinese and EU Migration Policies
Koff, Harlan UL; Meng-Hsuan, Chou; Van Dongen, Els

in Kirchner, Emil; Christiansen, Thomas; Dorussen, Han (Eds.) Security Relations Between the European Union and China: From Convergence to Cooperation? (2016)

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See detailExploring the Monero Peer-to-Peer Network
Cao, Tong UL; Yu, Jiangshan; Decouchant, Jérémie UL et al

in Cao, Tong; Yu, Jiangshan; Decouchant, Jérémie (Eds.) et al Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2020, Sabah, 10-14 February 2020 (2020, February)

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See detailEXPLORING THE MYCOPLASMA-CAPRICOLUM GENOME - A MINIMAL CELL REVEALS ITS PHYSIOLOGY
BORK, P.; OUZOUNIS, C.; CASARI, G. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1995), 16(5), 955-967

We report on the analysis of 214 kb of the parasitic eubacterium Mycoplasma capricolum sequenced by genomic walking techniques. The 287 putative proteins detected to date represent about half of the ... [more ▼]

We report on the analysis of 214 kb of the parasitic eubacterium Mycoplasma capricolum sequenced by genomic walking techniques. The 287 putative proteins detected to date represent about half of the estimated total number of 500 predicted for this organism. A large fraction of these (75%) can be assigned a likely function as a result of similarity searches. Several important features of the functional organization of this small genome are already apparent. Among these are (i) the expected relatively large number of enzymes involved in metabolic transport and activation, for efficient use of host cell nutrients; (ii) the presence of anabolic enzymes; (iii) the unexpected diversity of enzymes involved in DNA replication and repair; and (iv) a sizeable number of orthologues (82 so far) in Escherichia coil. This survey is beginning to provide a detailed view of how M. capricolum manages to maintain essential cellular processes with a genome much smaller than that of its bacterial relatives. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the nexus between banking sector reform and performance: Evidence from newly acceded EU countries
Papanikolaou, Nikolaos UL; Brissimis, Sophocles; Delis, Manthos

in Journal of Banking and Finance (2008), 32(12), 2674-2683

The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between banking sector reform and bank performance –measured in terms of efficiency, total factor productivity growth and net interest margin– ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between banking sector reform and bank performance –measured in terms of efficiency, total factor productivity growth and net interest margin– accounting for the effects through competition and bank risk-taking. To this end, we develop an empirical model of bank performance, which is consistently estimated using recent econometric techniques. The model is applied to bank panel data from ten newly acceded EU countries. The results indicate that both banking sector reform and competition exert a positive impact on bank efficiency, while the effect of reform on total factor productivity growth is significant only toward the end of the reform process. Finally, the effect of capital and credit risk on bank performance is in most cases negative, while it seems that higher liquid assets reduce the efficiency and productivity of banks. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the polycentric city with multi-worker households: An agent-based microeconomic model
Lemoy, Rémi UL; Raux, Charles; Jensen, Pablo

in Computers, Environment & Urban Systems (2017), 62

We propose an agent-based dynamics which leads an urban system to the standard equilibrium of the Alonso, Muth, Mills (AMM) framework. Starting for instance from a random initialization, agents move and ... [more ▼]

We propose an agent-based dynamics which leads an urban system to the standard equilibrium of the Alonso, Muth, Mills (AMM) framework. Starting for instance from a random initialization, agents move and bid for land, performing a kind of local search and finally leading the system to equilibrium rent, density and land use. Agreement with continuous analytical results is limited only by the discreteness of simulations. We then study polycentrism in cities with this tool. Two job centers are introduced, and the economic, social and environmental outcomes of various polycentric spatial structures are presented. We also introduce two-worker households whose partners may work in different job centers. When various two-worker households are mixed, polycentrism is desirable, as long as the centers are not too distant from each other. The environmental outcome is also positive, but housing surfaces.increase. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the Potential of a Global Emerging Contaminant Early Warning Network through the Use of Retrospective Suspect Screening with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry.
Alygizakis, Nikiforos A.; Samanipour, Saer; Hollender, Juliane et al

in Environmental science & technology (2018), 52(9), 5135-5144

A key challenge in the environmental and exposure sciences is to establish experimental evidence of the role of chemical exposure in human and environmental systems. High resolution and accurate tandem ... [more ▼]

A key challenge in the environmental and exposure sciences is to establish experimental evidence of the role of chemical exposure in human and environmental systems. High resolution and accurate tandem mass spectrometry (HRMS) is increasingly being used for the analysis of environmental samples. One lauded benefit of HRMS is the possibility to retrospectively process data for (previously omitted) compounds that has led to the archiving of HRMS data. Archived HRMS data affords the possibility of exploiting historical data to rapidly and effectively establish the temporal and spatial occurrence of newly identified contaminants through retrospective suspect screening. We propose to establish a global emerging contaminant early warning network to rapidly assess the spatial and temporal distribution of contaminants of emerging concern in environmental samples through performing retrospective analysis on HRMS data. The effectiveness of such a network is demonstrated through a pilot study, where eight reference laboratories with available archived HRMS data retrospectively screened data acquired from aqueous environmental samples collected in 14 countries on 3 different continents. The widespread spatial occurrence of several surfactants (e.g., polyethylene glycols ( PEGs ) and C12AEO-PEGs ), transformation products of selected drugs (e.g., gabapentin-lactam, metoprolol-acid, carbamazepine-10-hydroxy, omeprazole-4-hydroxy-sulfide, and 2-benzothiazole-sulfonic-acid), and industrial chemicals (3-nitrobenzenesulfonate and bisphenol-S) was revealed. Obtaining identifications of increased reliability through retrospective suspect screening is challenging, and recommendations for dealing with issues such as broad chromatographic peaks, data acquisition, and sensitivity are provided. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the potential of computer-generated log files with PISA 2012 problem solving data
Greiff, Samuel UL

Scientific Conference (2015, April)

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See detailExploring the power of converse events
Aucher, Guillaume UL; Herzig, Andreas

in Dynamic Formal Epistemology (2009)

Dynamic epistemic logic as viewed by Baltag, Moss and Solecki (BMS) and propositional dynamic logic (PDL) offer different semantics of events. On the one hand, BMS adds dynamics to epistemic logic by ... [more ▼]

Dynamic epistemic logic as viewed by Baltag, Moss and Solecki (BMS) and propositional dynamic logic (PDL) offer different semantics of events. On the one hand, BMS adds dynamics to epistemic logic by introducing so-called event models as syntactic objects into the language. On the other hand, PDL has instead transition relations between possible worlds. This last approach allows to easily introduce converse events. In this paper we add epistemics to this, and call the resulting logic epistemic dynamic logic (EDL). We show that BMS can be translated into EDL thanks to this use of the converse operator : it enables us to translate the structure of the event model directly within a particular axiomatization of EDL, without having to refer to a particular epistemic event model in the language (as done in BMS).We show that EDL is more expressive and general than BMS and we characterize semantically and syntactically in EDL this embedding of BMS. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the relation between family involvement and firms’ financial performance: A replication and extension meta-analysis
Hansen, Christopher UL; Block, Joern

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2020), 13

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See detailExploring the relation between speed and ability in complex problem solving
Scherer, Ronny; Greiff, Samuel UL; Hautamäki, J.

in Intelligence (2015), 48

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See detailExploring the significance of resource-rich views in science education
Siry, Christina UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2011), 6(4), 1019-1029

In a recently published article in Cultural Studies of Science Education (Volume 6, Issue 2) titled What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource-rich view of African American young men ... [more ▼]

In a recently published article in Cultural Studies of Science Education (Volume 6, Issue 2) titled What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource-rich view of African American young men, Alfred Schademan (2011) examines the resources that African American young men learn through playing a card came called Spades. In his ethnographic study, he takes a resource-rich view of the players, highlights science-related resources demonstrated by the players, and challenges deficit notions of these young men. Three Forum response papers complement Schademan’s research. The first is written by Nancy Ares, the second is coauthored by Allison Gonsalves, Gale Seiler, and Dana Salter, and the third is written by Philemon Chigeza. All three of these response papers elaborate on his points and emphasize issues inherent in working towards resource-rich views in science education. In this paper, I draw on all four papers to explore the possibilities in recognizing, highlighting, and accepting the resources that students bring as being resources for science learning. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the User Experience of Autonomous Driving: Workshop at AutomotiveUI 2013
Tscheligi, Manfred; Wilfinger, David; Meschtscherjakov, Alexander et al

in Proceedings of Automotive User Interfaces 2013 (2008, October 27)

Although cars are not flying yet, self-driving cars are definitively closer than some may think. Numerous research organizations and major companies have developed working prototype autonomous vehicles ... [more ▼]

Although cars are not flying yet, self-driving cars are definitively closer than some may think. Numerous research organizations and major companies have developed working prototype autonomous vehicles. Three U.S. states have passed laws permitting autonomous cars on public roads and the UK is currently working on making similar policy changes. Technical challenges are of great importance to fully transition to these vehicles, but legislation, infrastructure and human factors elements are of equal significance to tackle, and have received much less attention. With this workshop, we would like to start the conversation of Autonomous Vehicles with experts and researchers specifically in the area of Human Factors and User Experience. This workshop will explore the emerging themes of autonomous driving, social driving and novel user interface approaches. The aim being to define the future landscape for research within and across each these areas. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the uses of ICT in education: A national survey study
Reuter, Robert UL; Busana, Gilbert UL; Linckels, Serge

Scientific Conference (2016, November 23)

This study aims at documenting current educational technology practices in Luxembourgish public schools and to better understand them in terms of various internal/proximal and external/distal enabling ... [more ▼]

This study aims at documenting current educational technology practices in Luxembourgish public schools and to better understand them in terms of various internal/proximal and external/distal enabling factors and barriers. It is supposed to serve as a guide for current digital education policies, strategies and actions and to assess their effects in the near and mid-term future. Therefore, an online survey was designed and deployed to all primary and secondary school teachers asking (mostly multiple choice) questions about a variety of proximal and distal influence factors and about ICT-supported pedagogical practices of teachers. Results show that teachers are willing to integrate ICT in education, that they are aware of its importance, that they feel comfortable to use ICT in everyday, but not prepared to use them for educational purposes. ICT-supported teaching remains rather teacher-centered. This has important implications for teacher training and on digital education strategies to be implemented. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the value of user-generated app data to design and improve urban running environments
van Renswouw, Loes; Bogers, Sander; Lallemand, Carine UL et al

Scientific Conference (2019, October)

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See detailExploring therapeutic viability of a non-dopaminergic target for Parkinson’s disease
Ashrafi, Amer; Buttini, Manuel UL; Garcia, Pierre UL et al

in Movement Disorders (2016), 31(2), 630

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See detailExploring Three Different Assessment Techniques of the Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production
Kirsch, Christiane UL; Lubart, Todd

Poster (2014, June)

L’aspect principal de la recherche présente consiste dans la comparaison de trois techniques d’évaluation du Test of Creative Thinking : Drawing Production (Test de Pensée Créative : Production Picturale ... [more ▼]

L’aspect principal de la recherche présente consiste dans la comparaison de trois techniques d’évaluation du Test of Creative Thinking : Drawing Production (Test de Pensée Créative : Production Picturale TPC-PP) (Urban & Jellen, 1995). Il s’agit de déterminer la technique d’évaluation la plus appropriée pour différents types de populations : architectes, psychologues et la population générale. L’échantillon des architectes compte 140 participants (65 femmes, 75 hommes, M = 21.96, ET = 4.37, distribution d’âge: 18-52 ans). L’échantillon des psychologues compte 121 participants (95 femmes, 24 hommes, M = 21.94, ET = 2.22, distribution d’âge: 19-32 ans). L’échantillon de la population générale compte 175 participants (109 femmes, 66 hommes, M = 24.47, ET = 3.52, distribution d’âge: 19-39 ans). Mis à part de la population des architectes, on retrouve des corrélations élevées entre les trois techniques d’évaluation. Ce résultat, quelque peu surprenant, est ramené au niveau d’expertise en dessin des architectes. Il semble bien que dans ce domaine spécifique, il est utile d’avoir recours à des juges experts en matière de dessin ou d’architecture. Des recherches futures pourraient tenter d’établir des modèles de prédiction de la créativité, adaptés aux champs plus vastes des arts, de la science et de la créativité dans la vie de tous les jours. Ils devraient être respectivement basés sur la méthode d’évaluation la plus adaptée à la population concernée. Ceci permettrait de fortifier la mesure du construit de la créativité et d’établir des modèles de prédiction de la créativité plus élaborés et plus spécifiques. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring Transnational Entrepreneurship: On the Interface between International Entrepreneurship and Ethnic Entrepreneurship
Adiguna, Rocky UL

Bachelor/master dissertation (2012)

Transnational entrepreneurship (TE) has been in the spotlight as an emerging field during the last decade. Previously being viewed from international entrepreneurship (IE) and ethnic entrepreneurship (EE ... [more ▼]

Transnational entrepreneurship (TE) has been in the spotlight as an emerging field during the last decade. Previously being viewed from international entrepreneurship (IE) and ethnic entrepreneurship (EE) perspectives, TE has recently demarcating its own territory. However, the exact boundary in which TE differs from IE and EE is yet to be studied. This research is aiming to explore the interface of TE, IE, and EE through the entrepreneurs’ sets of resources—economic, social, cultural, and symbolic capital. By studying the case of ten immigrant entrepreneurs in Jönköping context, we found four key features that distinguish TE with the rest: access to the sets of resources, economic and social development, ownership structure, and business operations. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring ‘vibrant matter’ in animation making
Budach, Gabriele UL; Sharoyan, Gohar UL

in Language and Intercultural Communication (2020), 20(5), 464-481

The text examines how human, objects and digital technology interacted in the creation of a short animated story, and how human identity became entangled in this process. We explore animation making as an ... [more ▼]

The text examines how human, objects and digital technology interacted in the creation of a short animated story, and how human identity became entangled in this process. We explore animation making as an assemblage in which all parts, human and non-human, play an agentive role, in shaping the story, the story making, and the story makers, mutually transforming each other. We posit that this engagement, by putting a strong emphasis on exploring the materiality of objects, produces a deand reterritorializing effect. It favors exploring new relationships and identity positions, by breaking away, temporarily, from human-made, hierarchical systems of relationships, built on comparison, copying and competition, and by inviting experimentation and discovery of the ‘not yet known’ in a hierarchy flat, immersive, horizontally flowing process. ‘Animating objects’ decenters from the conventional meaning of objects, by broadening the ‘linguistic sign’ and the purpose and functionality of objects in daily life. It engages humans in forming empathetic relationships with objects, by humanizing and inter-acting with them, as if experimenting with an alter ego, or a new self. ‘Animating objects’ therefore has the potential to sensitize for and build empathetic capacity, not only in relation to the self-animated object, but also in relation to humans sharing a similar experience, wherein we see interesting potential for education in contexts of diversity, intercultural communication and beyond. We investigate the personal experience of the co-author, Gohar, as an identity journey and as a transformative process that emerged from the encounter between her and the carrots, her selected objects for story making. We draw on ethnographic, observational data, video-recordings, retrospective recorded and transcribed interviews, and reflective writing, which we analyse by making connections to theories of new materialism. [less ▲]

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See detailUne expo sur Baru et ses potes
Scuto, Denis UL

in Tageblatt (2016)

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