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Freshmen admitted by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) were required to take a new first test, called ‘test zero’ in mathematics in September 2010. Among the 3300 participants there were hundreds of students majoring in a variety of fields such as engineering (civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, transportation or electrical), computer sciences, or economics and management. The test covered the topics of high school mathematics that are assumed to be of higher importance. The need for the test as part of the course requirements in first semester mathematics was generated by the current inconsistencies of the admission system of Hungarian higher education.This paper pictures the story of mathematics ‘test zero’. The results of all participants are presented and attention is called to typical mistakes. Some of the most important and interesting conclusions are highlighted. Actions taken by professors and instructors of BUTE to help students with a weaker background to reach their mathematical potential are reviewed.

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/ (last visited 6 April 2016 ). [2] Fong B. , Fong A. C. M. , Li C. K. Telemedicine technologies: Information

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Acta Alimentaria
Authors:
G. Balázs
,
I. Baracskai
,
M. Nádosi
,
A. Harasztos
,
F. Békés
, and
S. Tömösközi

The utilisation of microchip capillary electrophoresis has the potential to improve the capability of high throughput sample analysis of biomolecules. The aim of this study was to review this capability for cereal protein analysis.The commercially available lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology was characterised in the separation of total proteins extracted from whole wheat meals. Important analytical parameters (such as repeatability) of both qualitative (molecular size estimation) and quantitative (relative percentage of total protein) aspects of LOC data were determined and discussed in the light of the need of possible applications. It revealed that the LOC has very good repeatability and reproducibility parameters; however the non-globular structure of the proteins can highly affect the sizing accuracy. Among other applications, the profiles were found to be suitable for wheat cultivar identification and to monitor environment related alterations on protein composition.After a confirmation process the LOC can be an appropriate tool for fast protein profile screening in cereal science and technology in diverse applications, and it can complement the conventional methods of analysis.

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refuse derived fuel , Environmental and Climate Technologies , Vol. 8 , No. 1 . 2012 , pp. 18 – 23 . [13] Kiss T

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& Taylor, 2019 ), especially addictive behaviors with technology use ( Casale, Caplan, & Fioravanti, 2016 ; Evren, Evren, Dalbudak, Topcu, & Kutlu, 2018 ; Montag & Elhai, 2020 ; Pettorruso et al., 2020 ; Sertbaş, Çutuk, Soyer, Çutuk, & Aydoğan, 2020

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The aim of this study was to objectively assess the hand hygiene performance of medical students. Hand rubbing technique was evaluated by employing innovative UV-light-based imaging technology, identifying patterns and trends in missed areas after applying WHO’s six-step protocol. This specially designed hand hygiene education and assessment program targeted 1,344 medical students at two distant sites in Central Europe. Students were introduced to a short video, presenting the basics of hand hygiene, and then received further demonstration from professional trainers, focusing on the correct execution of WHO’s six-step technique. To verify the acquired skill, participants rubbed their hands with UV-marked alcohol-based solution. Digital images of the hands were recorded under UV light, followed by computer evaluation and assessment. Immediate objective visual feedback was given to the participants showing missed areas on their hands. The statistical analysis of missed spots was based on retrospective expert-driven manual evaluation. Significant difference in rubbing quality was found between female and male participants [35.3% (CI 95%: 33–38%) versus 29.0% (CI 95%: 27–31%), p < 0.001], dominant and non-dominant hands [43.4% (CI 95%: 39–48%) versus 34.9% (CI 95%: 32–38%), p = 0.002], and various zones of the hands’ dorsal side. Based on the participants’ feedback and the evaluation of the infection control specialists, it can be stated that the identification of typically missed patterns and the instant visual feedback have a vital role in improving the hand hygiene technique of prospective medical staff.

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. Ten books an architecture 2009 Nemcsics Á. Ideas on the mediaeval building technology apropos of the reconstruction of a

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Expanding on the multidisciplinary stakeholder framework to minimize harms for problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies

Commentary on: Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms (Swanton et al., 2019)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Jing Shi
,
Mark van der Maas
,
Nigel E. Turner
, and
Marc N. Potenza

technologies. They suggested that using the term “emerging technologies” recognizes the rapidly changing nature of new products that would also be covered by their framework such as Blockchain, machine learning, and virtual reality ( Swanton et al., 2019a

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The essential role of theory in minimizing harm from emerging technologies. Lost in committee?

Commentary on: Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms (Swanton et al., 2019)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Matthew J. Gullo
and
John B. Saunders

A framework for identifying key issues and responses relating to problematic risk-taking involving new technologies, as provided by Swanton, Blaszczynski, Forlini, Starcevic, and Gainsbury (2019) is an important step forward. The notion of an

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Firms operating in science-based technological fields reflect some of the complexities of the science-technology interaction. The present study attempts to investigate these interactions by analyzing patent citations, publication and patent outputs of multinational corporations (MNCs) in 'thin film' technology. In particular we explore different characteristics of knowledge production and knowledge utilization of these firms. The results indicate no correlation between intensity of research activity and patents produced by the MNCs. The relationship between scientific and technological knowledge generation as well as the linkage between science and technology appear to be firm-specific rather than dependent on a technological or industrial sector. The dispersion of journal sources for the majority of patent citations of scientific literature as well as for the majority of scientific outputs is narrow. Basic journals play an important role in patent citation as well as in addressing research of MNCs in thin-film technology.

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