Populace is in need of an instrument that is useful to calibrate a diverse range of views and opinions on globalisation found in the growing volume of literature. The instrument will help them exercise their own judgement for keeping their footing in the rapidly evolving economic and social conditions. Such a theoretical instrument is developed here by placing globalisation in historical perspective and visualising it as an evolutionary process of human interaction. This theoretical instrument explicates the inherent nature of today's globalisation to dichotomise human society. It also helps to explain why many nations experience societal stresses and instability today. The instrument also helps to identify obstacles which globalisation needs to overcome before reaching its logical destination of the borderless world, as well as the prospective measures to enhance its sustainability.
- Inderscience Publishers
- A theoretical profile of globalisation and its sustainability
Measuring IR Light and Near-IR Light
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Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high ...
Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, the described fine dust monitoring systems have a comprehensive concept for quality assurance and have demonstrated its suitabilit...
New Maps from Old Photos: Measuring Coastal Erosion
U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their coauthors from the CaliforniaCoastal Records Project have found a way to use historical aerial photographs not just to see evidence of coastal erosion, but to accurately measure how much has occurred over time. Applying a low-cost technique called “structure-from-motion” to five sets of oblique aerial photos spanning the years 2002 to 2010, the scientists measured the volume of material eroded from coastal cliffs at Fort Funston, on the westernmost edge...
Distributed Measurements Unlock the Future of Design
The next generations of materials and design will require sensing technologies that can monitor beyond the scope of point sensors such as thermocouples and strain gauges. New sensing platforms based on optical fibers can obtain spatially continuous, real time data, giving developers detailed insight across broad areas into how their materials and designs behave. Such systems also can sense multiple parameters simultaneously, offering easier installation with a single platform. For decades, point sensing solutions...
Why it is important to measure Dissolved Oxygen in aeration lanes
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