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  • December 14, 2012 14 Dec'12

    cognitive robotics

    Cognitive robotics is a field of technology involving robots that can learn from experience, from human teachers, and even on their own, thereby developing the ability to effectively deal with their environment.  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2012 13 Dec'12

    Maemo (Nokia Maemo)

    Maemo is a Linux-based operating system and mobile platform from the Finnish communications and information technology corporation, Nokia.  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2012 13 Dec'12

    precycling

    Precycling is the practice of avoiding the acquisition of unnecessary items that will eventually have to be recycled or dealt with as waste.  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2012 12 Dec'12

    downcycling

    Downcycling is a recycling practice that involves breaking an item down into its component elements or materials. Once the constituent elements or materials are recovered, they are reused if possible, but usually for a product of lower value than ...  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2012 12 Dec'12

    upcycling

    Upcycling is the practice of creating a useable product from waste or unwanted items or adapting an existing product in some way to add value. The purpose of upcycling is reducing waste and improving the efficiency of resource use.  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2012 12 Dec'12

    public domain

    Public domain is a designation for content that is not protected by any copyright law or other restriction and may be freely copied, shared, altered and republished by anyone.  Continue Reading

  • December 11, 2012 11 Dec'12

    content spinner

    A content spinner is software that rewrites content to make it reusable as new content. In theory, at least, content spinning makes it possible for users to republish other people's content without concern about copyright issues or SEO (search ...  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2012 10 Dec'12

    plagiarism

    Plagiarism is the illicit copying of another person's work, especially written content, for presentation as one's own. The definition of the term is often expanded to include not just verbatim copying but also "close imitation."  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2012 10 Dec'12

    Vimeo

    Vimeo is a U.S.-based video-sharing website, found at Vimeo.com, that allows users to view, upload and share video with friends, family and the Vimeo community.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2012 07 Dec'12

    box plot

    A box plot is a graphical rendition of statistical data based on the minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum. The term "box plot" comes from the fact that the graph looks like a rectangle with lines extending from the top and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2012 07 Dec'12

    scatter plot

    A scatter plot is a set of points plotted on a horizontal and vertical axes. Scatter plots are useful data visualization tools for illustrating a trend.   Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2012 06 Dec'12

    law of large numbers

    The law of large numbers is a principle of probability according to which the frequencies of events with the same likelihood of occurrence even out, given enough trials or instances. As the number of experiments increases, the actual ratio of ...  Continue Reading

  • December 06, 2012 06 Dec'12

    law of averages

    The law of averages is an erroneous generalization of the law of large numbers, which states that the frequencies of events with the same likelihood of occurrence even out, given enough trials or instances. The law of averages is usually mentioned ...  Continue Reading

  • December 04, 2012 04 Dec'12

    explicit data

    Explicit data is data that is provided intentionally and taken at face value rather than analyzed or interpreted for further meaning. Examples of explicit data include information provided in surveys and membership applications.  Continue Reading

  • December 03, 2012 03 Dec'12

    implicit data

    Implicit data is information that is not provided intentionally but gathered from available data streams. Implicit data contrasts with explicit data, which is data that is provided intentionally, for example through surveys and membership ...  Continue Reading

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