Given the explosion of research on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, it is timely to consider the various ethical, legal, and social issues engaged by this fast-moving field. Here, we review issues associated with the procurement, basic research, and clinical translation of iPS cells.
In this paper, we introduce two contingency factors-task type and network characteristics—that examine how individuals learn from experience. We hypothesize that task specialization and variation have positive impacts on IS professionals' learning from experience. We further hypothesize that this performance effect of learning is contingent upon task type… (More)
Particle tracing in time-varying flow fields is traditionally performed by numerical integration of the underlying vector field. This procedure can become computationally expensive, especially in scattered, particle-based flow fields, which complicate interpolation due to the lack of an explicit neighborhood structure. If such a particle-based flow field… (More)
Internet traffic from mobile devices surpassed traffic from traditional desktop PCs for the first time in 2014. Although users today access and experience digital services through multiple mobile and traditional devices simultaneously, little empirical research investigated the mechanisms driving this shift, or its implications for service innovation… (More)
We present a new method for procedurally generating window lighting and building interior effects for real-time rendering of city scenes. Our method can selectively light a random subset of windows on the building with varying color and brightness. This window light can be combined with cube maps of representative building interior (i.e. interior maps) to… (More)
Moist tussock tundra, dominated by the sedge Eriophorum vaginatum L., covers approximately 3.36 × 108 km2 of arctic surface area along with large amounts of subarctic land area. Eriophorum vaginatum exhibits ecotypic differentiation along latitudinal gradients in Alaska. While ecotypic differentiation may be beneficial during periods of climate stability,… (More)
Introduction The SPH plugin uses COVISE's virtual reality software OpenCOVER to view data from SPH simulations of galaxy and star formation. This project is a continuation of a previous MURPA project by Andrew Paterson who built many of the features of the plugin. New additions to the plugin include a column density mode to view the data as an integral… (More)
NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was undertaken with the approval of the Board of Governors of the Council of Canadian Academies. Board members are drawn from the RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), as well as from… (More)