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john iskra
Works at Emory and Henry College
Attended University of Michigan
Lived in Bristol VA
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Hello,

I'd like to share with you info of a new reasearch and educational tool http://equationmap.com/ (that I created).
It merges WYSIWYG LaTeX with Mind Map/Concept Map editor
and allows to collaborate on Math/Physics and other scientific problems. 

You can create equation derivations, hit Save button
and share it with anyone just by sending a link
like this one: http://equationmap.com/322/

Someone else can open the link and add their solution
hit Save and share it back with you.

Questions and comments and very welcome as they help to make the tool better!
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Saw this, of all places, on a running message board!  Is this just hype?  I guess we'll know more on Monday about this, but for some reason, I thought gravity waves had already been detected.  Can I get some help from the physicists out there?
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That's the moon, believe it or not.
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Yikes!  From the article:
 "Last year researchers at one biotech firm, Amgen, found they could reproduce just six of 53 “landmark” studies in cancer research. Earlier, a group at Bayer, a drug company, managed to repeat just a quarter of 67 similarly important papers. A leading computer scientist frets that three-quarters of papers in his subfield are bunk. In 2000-10 roughly 80,000 patients took part in clinical trials based on research that was later retracted because of mistakes or improprieties."
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I think that you can only truly hate the things which you also truly love.  Why do I mention this?  I'm hip deep in the task of rebuilding my corrupted evernote database.....
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Haha
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Vi Hart has had enough pi, thank you very much.
(Happy pi day, nonetheless)
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“Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat. After several days on the river, he caught up and got the draw on them with his trusty Winchester, at which point they surrendered. Then Roosevelt set off in a borrowed wagon to haul the thieves cross-country to justice. They headed across the snow-covered wastes of the Badlands to the railhead at Dickinson, and Roosevelt walked the whole way, the entire 40 miles. It was an astonishing feat, what might be called a defining moment in Roosevelt’s eventful life. But what makes it especially memorable is that during that time, he managed to read all of Anna Karenina. I often think of that when I hear people say they haven’t time to read.” 
― David McCullough
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Have him in circles
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  • University of Michigan
    Math and Philosophy, 1982 - 1986
  • University of Oregon
    Education, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Tennessee
    Mathematics, 1996 - 2004
  • Portland State University
    Mathematics, 1994 - 1995
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Chair, Department of Mathematics, Emory and Henry College
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  • Emory and Henry College
    2004 - present
  • Emory University
    2003 - 2004
  • University of Tennessee
    1996 - 2003
  • Portland State University
    1994 - 1996
  • 4J Schools
    1991 - 1994
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Bristol VA - Atlanta GA - Knoxville TN - Portland OR - Eugene OR - Ann Arbor MI - Detroit MI - Sydney Australia
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