Citation Counts of Published Papers Added to Institutional Repository

Citation counts of all published papers have now been added to all records in the HKUST Institutional Repository.

The number of citations received by each journal article or conference paper is dynamically retrieved from the database Scopus.

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 118

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 118 (15 April 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Barazesh, Solmaz. “Viruses could power devices,”
ScienceNews vol. 175, no. 9 (April 25, 2009): p. 12.

New study could lead to more efficient, environmentally friendly batteries. The efficiency of Lithium batteries increases with smaller conducting particles. While making nano-sized particles of iron phosphate is a difficult and expensive process, researchers let the virus do the work.

ScienceNews is available electronically at
http://www.sciencenews.org/

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 117

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 117 (1 April 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

Electric vehicles: Batteries now included,”
The Economist vol. 390, no. 8622 (March 14, 2009): p.81.

Although electric car is available in the market, one factor affecting its competitiveness is battery charging. Researchers at MIT have recently published the technical details of a new battery material that is able to recharge in a few seconds.

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 116

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 116 (18 March 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

After Katrina: redemption and rebuilding,”
The American Prospect vol. 20, no. 2 (March 2009): A Special Report.

Four years on, the scars of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the Mississippi delta are still running deep. This special report gathers a number of articles which critique the success and failure in rebuilding this devastated area.

The American Prospect is available electronically at
http://www.prospect.org/

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 115

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 115 (4 March 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. “FirstPerson: In Bogotá, the people’s politician,”
Parks & Recreation vol. 43, no. 11 (November 2008): p. 69-71.

Enrique Peñalosa is a visionary politician in Bogotá, Colombia. During his three-year tenure as mayor of Bogotá from 1998-2001, he transformed a city overrun by crimes and pollution to a city of parks, bicycle paths, schools and libraries, enjoyed by all its citizens. Public pedestrian space, Peñalosa believes, can promote social equity and reduce human conflicts in poor communities.

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LIBRARY Readers ALERTs no. 114

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 114 (18 February 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

The return of economic nationalism,”
The Economist vol. 390, no. 8617 (February 7, 2009): p. 9-10.

This article discusses the measures that U.S. president Barack Obama can take to address the financial crisis that towers over the United States. The author weighs a number of options including government ownership of banks, but warns against economic nationalism and impact on free trade.

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 113

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 113 (4 February 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Kelemen, Peter B. “The origin of the land under the sea,”
Scientific American vol. 300, no. 2 (February 2009): p. 52-57.
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/ebsco.pl?aph/36040154

The deep basins under the oceans are carpeted with lava that erupted
from submarine volcanoes and solidified. Scientists have solved the
mystery of how, precisely, all that lava reaches the sea floor.

Scientific American is available electronically at
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/ebsco.pl?aph/SIA

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 112

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 112 (21 January 2009)

NEWS STORIES

1. Steigerwald, Bill. “Martian methane reveals the Red Planet is not a
dead planet,”
NASA News from Mars (January 15, 2009)
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/news/marsmethane.html

In an intriguing development in the search for life beyond Earth, a
team of scientists from NASA and various universities have detected
methane in Mars’s atmosphere. Much of the methane on Earth comes from
living creatures, so where the Martian methane comes from is a very
intriguing question to answer.

2. Morton, Oliver. “Crops that cool: Could shinier farmland help combat
global warming?”
Nature News (January 15, 2009)
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/doi.pl?doi:10.1038/news.2009.33

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 111

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 111 (7 January 2009)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Garfinkel, Simon L. “Wikipedia and the meaning of truth,”
Technology Review vol. 111, no. 6, (Nov/Dec 2008): p. 84-86.
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/ebsco.pl?aph/35342513

Wikipedia is becoming an ever-more popular research tool for students
and non-students alike. This article discusses the relationship
between epistemology (theory of knowledge) and Wikipedia’s policies,
such as its “No Original Research Policy”, and the “Neutral Point of
View Policy”. It shows how such rules and policies help and hinder
finding and maintaining “truth”.

Technology Review is available electronically at
http://ustlib.ust.hk/record=b594665

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 110

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 110 (17 December 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES
1. Srivastava, Mehul and Lakshman, Nandini. “How risky is India?”
Business Week no. 4112 (December 15, 2008)
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_50/b4112024094731.htm

India’s booming economy is a magnet for foreign investors, but the
attack on Mumbai last November led investors to rethink the national
security of India and reconsider their investment plans. This article
delves into issues related to terrorist activities and political
instability in India.

Business Week is available electronically at
http://ustlib.ust.hk/record=b798820

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 109

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 109 (3 December 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. “All you need is cash,”
The Economist vol. 389, no. 8607 (November 22, 2008)
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=12637043

Cash is King! In the wake of the deepening financial crisis, big
companies become conservative and are now accumulating as much cash
as they can. The author illustrates the paradox of this cash squeeze
and points out that cash hoarding of big firms poses a huge problem
for the global economy.

The Economist is available electronically at
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/pqd-pubid.pl?28390

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 108

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 108 (19 November 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Helft, Miguel. “Google uses searches to track flu’s spread,”
The New York Times (Nov 12, 2008): A1.

Like many search engine developers, Google is fascinated by trends
in online search queries. In Nov 2008, Google.org, the company’s
philanthropic unit has launched Google Flu Trends, a free Web
service that tracks down the flu activity in all 50 states in the
United States. Google claims that it can estimate the number of
people who are experiencing flu-like symptoms by analyzing the
flu-related search terms.

New York Times is available electronically via Library subscription:
http://ustlib.ust.hk/record=b185857

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 107

LIBRARY SciTech ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Undergraduates
no. 107 (5 November 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Qiu, Jane. “Is China ready for GM rice?”
Nature vol. 455, no. 7215 (October 16, 2008): p. 850-852.
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/doi.pl?10.1038/455850a

According to a report from World Bank, high food and energy prices
will drive the number of malnourished people around the world to
967 million in 2008. Ensuring an adequate food supply becomes a
rising challenge to many developing countries including China. Can
genetically modified food (GM Food) help China to resolve this
problem? And what are the possible negative consequences behind this
magic wand?

Nature is available electronically at
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/nature.pl

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 106

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 106 (15 Oct 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Baker, Sherry. “The rise of the cyborgs,”
Discover vol. 29, no. 10 (October 2008): p. 50-57.
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/oct/26-rise-of-the-cyborgs/article_print

Neural prosthetics is a brain-computer interface designed by Philip
Kennedy which can decode the conscious intentions carried by neural
signals.  This new technology aims at the severely disabled and can
help the paralyzed walk, the mute speak, and the near-dead return to
life. Able-bodied people can also benefit from it.

Discover is available electronically at
http://ustlib.ust.hk/record=b321831

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 105

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 105 (1 Oct 2008)

MAGAZINE STORIES

1. Serwer, Andy and Sloan, Allan. “How financial madness overtook Wall
Street,”
Time vol. 172, no. 13 (September 18, 2008)
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1842123,00.html

For years the U.S. financial markets roared along as if there were
nothing to fear. Now it’s payback time – and even the rest of the
world will be feeling the pain.

Time is available electronically at
http://ustlib.ust.hk/record=b475161

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