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Month: November 2016

Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism… it’s a topic that every professional scientist hears about. There are several definitions of what it means to plagiarize. For example, the English Oxford Dictionary says that to plagiarize is to “take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass is off as one’s own”. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that if you use someone’s work without crediting the source, that is plagiarizing.   In years past, the process for checking for plagiarism was tough. Now, there are resources…

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Pluses and Minuses of Cloud Computing

Pluses and Minuses of Cloud Computing

Here, is a professional paper I have written on the topic of Cloud Computing. This is work that I have worked on while at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. To view PDF version, use this link: Cloud Computing   What is the Cloud In the realm of technology, cloud computing represents a large abundance of computers and servers that are accessible through the internet.  In his Book, Cloud Computing, Michael Millers States that “Cloud Computing…

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Innovations of Drones

Innovations of Drones

The commercial use of drones is becoming more popular. This paper that I wrote at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, gives some real world examples of commercial uses of drones.   To view PDF version, use this link: Drone Innovations   Introduction One of the “hot new areas” in tech applications is the development and practical use of drones beyond the military for commercial purposes. Some uses of drone technology have evolved into industries such as healthcare and education. This…

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