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Topic: Information

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  Information - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information is a term with many meanings depending on context, but is as a rule closely related to such concepts as meaning, knowledge, instruction, communication, representation, and mental stimulus.
Information may indeed be characterised as a pattern; it is a necessary condition, but not sufficient.
Information is usually thought of as, in a strict sense, a subset of data.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Information   (3293 words)

 Information theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information theory, however, does not involve message importance or meaning, as these are matters of the quality of data rather than the quantity of data, the latter of which is determined solely by probabilities.
Information theory is generally considered to have been founded in 1948 by Claude Shannon in his seminal work, "A Mathematical Theory of Communication." The central paradigm of classic information theory is the engineering problem of the transmission of information over a noisy channel.
Information theory is a broad and deep mathematical theory, with equally broad and deep applications, amongst which is the vital field of coding theory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Information_theory   (2982 words)

 Information, by Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Information economics has provided explanations for why unemployment may persist and for why fluctuations are so large.
If information about their workers' output were costless, employers would not pay such high wages because they could costlessly monitor output and pay accordingly.
Information about what management is doing, or should be doing, to maximize shareholder value is costly.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Information.html   (2579 words)

 Vitamins Information Center
Information on vitamins, the latest research on vitamins, information on multivitamins, and tips for proper supplementation with vitamins.
Detailed information on specific vitamins, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. Minerals and many herbs are also profiled.
Indepth information on various essential minerals such as zinc, sodium, magnesium and chromium and their effects on the body.
www.vitamins-nutrition.org   (301 words)

 Information and Libraries | The WWW Virtual Library
It is intended to be particularly useful to librarians and others who are selecting sites to include in an information resource guide, or informing users as to the qualities they should use in evaluating Internet information.
Information Design is the practice of collating, packaging and displaying information in such a way as to communicate and meet the needs of the user, for intended purposes.
Information design practices takes graphic design principles and applies and integrates it with text.
vlib.org /InformationManagement   (551 words)

 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Information on the Internet
The discussion groups and mailing lists are designed to focus on specific areas and are moderated to ensure that discussions are within the scope of a particular discussion group.
A repository of pharmaceutical information for educational and research purposes.
An A to Z index of information held on PharmWeb.
www.pharmweb.net   (593 words)

 Nephron Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's primary focus is to support the generation and dissemination of valid health information relevant to the kidney community as well as to the public.
Note: This information does not constitute medical advice, and is for information and education purposes only.
The information obtained through this service, and the information which you receive through the Internet is only for general guideline purposes, and is not an ultimate source of information, nor something which you should rely on as a sole source for your medical care.
www.nephron.com   (271 words)

 AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: 21st Century Literacies: Information Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Information Literacies Curriculum presents the process and essential skills for embedding information literacy strategies across all areas of the curriculum.
This Information Literacy section is based on "Managing Information in a Digital Age," developed by teachers and librarians at Seeds University Elementary School, UCLA.
You can use the image Information Management Graph below to access lessons in the areas where your students need the most help, browse through lessons topic by topic, or look for lessons broken out by Grade Level.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/21stcent/information.html   (238 words)

 healthfinder┬« - your guide to reliable health information
Select a letter to find information about chronic diseases such as asthma and injuries such as fractures.
Information about procedures such as allergy testing and cardiac stress testing can be found here.
Find information by gender, age, race, ethnicity and role.
www.healthfinder.gov   (69 words)

 Elections in Michigan
Click here for: information about registering to vote; obtaining an absentee voter ballot; finding out where to vote and what type of voting equipment is available at your polling place; and to learn what candidates and ballot proposals are on the ballot.
Click here for: information about lobbyists, including who is required to file; how to search lobbyists' filings online; the Lobby Registration Act and Administrative Rules; and for manuals and forms.
Click here for: information about casino disclosure, including who is required to file a registration; how to search casino registration filings online; the Casino Interest Registration Act; and for manuals and forms.
www.michigan.gov /sos/0,1607,7-127-1633---,00.html   (389 words)

 Healthtouch┬« - Drug Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Note: The drug information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects.
This information is generalized and is not intended as specific medical advice.
If you have questions about the medicines you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
www.healthtouch.com /level1/p_dri.htm   (65 words)

 Business Intelligence and Enterprise Reporting - Information Builders
Information Builders' new release of WebFOCUS Performance Management Framework empowers organizations to make strategic decisions based on business performance.
Find out why Ventana Research says Information Builders' technologies are valuable, and positions us as a leader in performance management.
Information Builders extends Google relationship with support of Google OneBox for Enterprise.
www.informationbuilders.com   (246 words)

 Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting
Information on primary election ballot measures is currently available for: AK, AL, CA, ND, and NE.
Information on general election ballot measures is currently available for: AK, AR, CA, CO, FL, ID, MI, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, VA, WY.
General court information, campaign finance information for elected judges, and links and contact information to find out about court cases and opinions are also available.
www.vote-smart.org /index.htm   (1039 words)

 MedlinePlus: Drugs & Supplements
Drug Information: Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug
Information on herbs and supplements from Natural Standard©*.
Information is for End User's use only and may not be sold, redistributed or otherwise used for commercial purposes.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginformation.html   (190 words)

 Genetic Disease Information
An increasing number of gene tests are becoming available commercially, although the scientific community continues to debate the best way to deliver them to the public and to medical communities that are often unaware of their scientific and social implications.
If you are tested for or diagnosed with a genetic disorder and this information becomes a part of your medical record, insurance companies, employers, and other agencies mat be able to access this information.
Without adequate legal measures to protect individuals from misuse of their medical information, individuals diagnosed with certain genetic conditions potentially could be denied insurance coverage, employment, or other benefits.
www.ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/assist.shtml   (2023 words)

 FCIC - Home Page
It features general advice and information on how to solve consumer problems, as well as addresses, telephone numbers, and websites where you can file consumer complaints.
Protect Your Personal Information Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country and the key to protecting yourself is constant awareness of your personal information and your rights.
This service is provided by the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov   (467 words)

 Electronic Privacy Information Center
The California legislature has recently passed the Identity Information Protection Act, which requires that state-issued IDs that contain remotely-readable RFID chips must contain adequate security features to prevent them from being read by unauthorized parties.
The purchase violated the Drivers Privacy Protection Act, a 1993 law passed after it was shown that stalkers and other criminals had used motor vehicle records to locate their victims.
EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief in favor of the plaintiffs before the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that the penalties provided by the law create a necessary incentive for both states and private entities to preserve the privacy of drivers' personal information.
www.epic.org   (1250 words)

 Information Unlimited - Science Projects, Electronics Kits, Lasers, Tesla Coils, High Voltage Engineering, Plans, ...
Information Unlimited is a New Hampshire corporation dedicated to the experimenter and technology enthusiast.
Information Unlimited, Inc. will not be held liable for the misuse of any product purchased from us or any of our direct distributors or dealers.
Also, whereas no product is 100% effective against attack, Information Unlimited Inc. assumes no responsibility if a personal safety product purchased from us is not effective in preventing bodily injury or death.
www.amazing1.com   (214 words)

 Voting Information - Division of Elections - Department of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On or before the 15th day after the end of each calendar quarter, each third-party voter registration organization shall submit to the division a report providing the date and location of any organized voter registration drives conducted by the organization in the prior calendar quarter.
When requesting an absentee ballot, whether by phone or by letter, you must provide your name, residence address, date of birth, driver's license number (if available) and signature, if it is a written request.
View a statistical roadmap of Florida voter registration, background information and voter registration in past elections.
election.dos.state.fl.us /voterreg/voting_info.shtml   (909 words)

 Psychology Information Online
This information can be helpful to consumers, psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, and anyone interested in accurate information about the practice of psychology.
All of the information linked from the buttons on the Navigation bar are described in detail.
Psychology Information Online is a privately owned website which provides information about the practice of psychology for the benefit of consumers and psychologists.
www.psychologyinfo.com   (421 words)

As a secondary and complementary activity, on Information TV 2 we are helping start-up TV operations launch, by providing them slices of our schedule to facilitate proving their concepts and getting on air quickly, at markedly lower costs than would be required for a full-blown broadcast TV channel.
Information TV is currently broadcasting a sponsored programme of the Future Marketing Summit, held in London on March 2nd 2006.
Ronke is Information TV's short film programme dedicated to showcasing the talents of new and emerging filmmakers.
www.information.tv   (1203 words)

World-Information City is a one-week programme of events addressing global issues of intellectual property and technology in conjunction with changing urban landscapes.
An introductory reader on the politics and culture of information
Speaking at the World Information City Conference, Bangalore, historian and cultural critic Lata Mani challenged the widespread belief in the triumph of globalisation.
www.world-information.org   (215 words)

 LII / Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.
The act begins with the legislative finding that "the guarantee of due process of law under the Constitution of South Dakota applies equally to born and unborn human beings, and that under the Constitution of South Dakota, a pregnant mother and her unborn child, each possess a natural and inalienable right to life."
It will return information and commentary about broad areas of law.
www.law.cornell.edu   (329 words)

 National Telecommunications & Information Administration
NTIA is seeking capability information from organizations with the experience, qualifications, solution approaches, and best practices necessary to implement and administer the Coupon Program.
This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal.
Notice of Inquiry: DNS Transition: On July 26, 2006, NTIA held a public meeting to discuss issues associated with the continuation of the transition of the technical coordination and management of the Internet domain name and addressing system (Internet DNS) to the private sector.
www.ntia.doc.gov   (667 words)

 Insurance Information Institute (III)
LIfe Stages tool provides easy to use information on insurance and financial planning for different stages of your life.
Use the Insurance Information Institute’s glossary of insurance terms to look up definitions.
The I.I.I.'s information and tips can help you find the right policy for you and your family.
www.iii.org   (202 words)

 USA Services - Your "front door" to the US Government
Recorded information on frequently requested subjects is available around the clock.
Whether you want the latest diet advice from the government, information on new credit regulations, or help buying a new or used car, we have publications to assist you.
This service is provided by the Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, U.S. General Services Administration.
www.info.gov   (290 words)

 Bali Island Travel Guide Vacation Hotels Indonesia Information
Batukaru.info will without doubt provide you with current news about Bali, and will provide information into the divine traditions and unique culture of Bali that will leave you with a breathtaking and overwhelming virtual experience.
We also promise to deliver quality information, products and services that will give you peace of mind, leading to a great vacation with our affordable rates.
The Ulun Danu Temple, shrouded in the mist
www.batukaru.info   (609 words)

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