General Science and Philosophy

1909 Submissions

[10] viXra:1909.0660 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-30 20:16:28

Auxiliary Brake System(2)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 8 Pages.

To brake system, we add an auxiliary brake system in which paddle at the front of steering wheel is an input device.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[9] viXra:1909.0659 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-30 20:21:35

Cellular Automaton Graphics(9)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 176 Pages.

Developping a regular polyhedron on a plane, setting discrete coordinates on the development and applying a boundary condition of regular polyhedron to it, we realize a symmetrical graphics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[8] viXra:1909.0610 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-29 05:17:52

Метафизика природоподобных технологий

Authors: Попов Борис Михайлович
Comments: 60 Pages. Книга о природоподобных технологиях

Исследования по созданию природоподобных технологий набирают обороты. По заверениям адептов и апологетов движения, развитие природоподобных технологий нацелено на перевод техносферы на органичные природе принципы действия, на симметричный симбиоз техносферы с природой, при котором существующая ресурсная база не будет истощаться, а, наоборот, станет качественно развиваться и наращиваться. В результате человечество, преодолев ограничения прежней ресурсной базы, окажется в комфортной для продолжительной жизни среде обитания, получит доступ к немыслимым ныне дарам и благам. Однако среди многочисленных публикаций, направленных на разрешение поднятой проблемы, отсутствуют работы по ее философскому обоснованию и анализу.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[7] viXra:1909.0592 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-27 19:31:49

Sancho's Livery Stable

Authors: John Roach
Comments: 40 Pages.

Sancho's Livery Stable "Which ass do you want?" 14 Essays
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[6] viXra:1909.0496 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-23 14:40:34

On Color and Vision

Authors: Royan Rosche
Comments: 3 Pages.

I outline and explain 3 main flaws with modern vision and color theory, and from this I conclude that color is a intrinsic property of Nature, or a distinct property of bodies that is independent from vision, light and the brain. I show the distinction between Vision, Light, Color, and Electromagnetic Waves.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[5] viXra:1909.0343 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-16 14:55:41

Ineffective Obsessions in Brazilian Academia and Proposals Towards Meritocracy

Authors: M. Abambres, T. Ribeiro, A. Sousa, E. Lantsoght
Comments: 18 Pages.

Albeit its constitutional claim for quality, Brazilian academia has largely been referred to as unmeritocratic and academic hiring is still inward-oriented. Lattes platform, a public curricular information system, reflects elements of this protectionism. This article assesses two ‘obsessions’ in Brazilian academia: (i) the ‘mandatory’ Lattes CV, and (ii) the candidates’ assessment criteria in public tenders for faculty positions. Several pros and cons (mostly) of the Lattes platform are identified. The following improvements are proposed: (i) evaluations in public tenders based only on candidate’s CV, interview, and a sample lecture, (ii) the dismissal of Lattes CV as a mandatory format, and (iii) the use of platforms as Microsoft Academic, Google Scholar, ORCID or ResearcherID for curricular information. With these recommendations, Brazil can move towards a more meritocratic academic hiring system.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1909.0342 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-16 14:57:55

Research Counts, Not the Journal

Authors: M. Abambres, T. Ribeiro, A. Sousa, E. Lantsoght
Comments: 13 Pages.

‘If there is one thing every bibliometrician agrees, is that you should never use the journal impact factor (JIF) to evaluate research performance for an article or an individual – that is a mortal sin’. Few sentences could define so precisely the uses and misuses of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) better than Anthony van Raan’s. This manuscript presents a critical overview on the international use, by governments and institutions, of the JIF and/or journal indexing information for individual research quality assessment. Interviews given by Nobel Laureates speaking on this matter are partially illustrated in this work. Furthermore, the authors propose complementary and alternative versions of the journal impact factor, respectively named Complementary (CIF) and Timeless (TIF) Impact Factors, aiming to better assess the average quality of a journal – never of a paper or an author. The idea behind impact factors is not useless, it has just been misused.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1909.0319 [pdf] replaced on 2019-10-15 18:54:14

How (Not) to Lead Academia

Authors: Miguel Abambres
Comments: 12 Pages.

This work reports several issues found by the author throughout his professional career, concerning academic leadership. Topics like (i) out-of-field teaching/researching, and (ii) time management in faculty hiring or new role assignment, are addressed. Besides, the author describes which fundamental decisions he´d take if he could manage a higher education institution or academic department. The topics covered are crucial for the success of any higher education institution, such as (a) hiring, (b) social engagement, (c) student assessment, (d) open mindedness, (e) prompt communication, (f) passion in work, and (g) freedom / trust.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1909.0220 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-11 04:32:08

Measuring the Environmental Sustainability of Cities and Societies

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 61 Pages.

Increasing evidence of the negative effects of the current human development model on the environment [e.g. climate change], make clear the decreasing capability of our planet [as environment] of sustaining human societies over time. Thus, reducing such increasing environmental unsustainability of our societies has become a priority. This requires detecting and modifying current unsustainable patterns of behavior and substituting them for others sustainable patterns. In order to undertake such transformation, we need being able to quantitatively characterize the greater or lesser environmental sustainability of different behaviors incorporated in our current ways of life, as well as those alternatives that could substitute them.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1909.0016 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-02 00:41:30

Secondary Subelement (2019-9-3) Exercise Book of Future Science Institute, Guide Map of Secondary World, Semantic Logic of Parallel Universe

Authors: Cheng Tianren
Comments: 258 Pages.

This is a series of science textbook written by Professor Jeff, which focus on mathematics and physics only in this volume. a person who has professional research level or a student being educated in a graduate school can read our textbook without much difficulty. If you truly want to improve your knowledge by reading this textbook, it is better for you to study all the open problems mentioned in this textbook carefully. To write down your unique solutions and opening thought for these problems after your reading. Any good idea about the problems appeared in this series can be mailed to the author cheng.
Category: General Science and Philosophy