May 2024

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May 2024
May 2024

Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2024

Are you ready for the latest edition of Lens this May? We are thrilled to present a new issue filled with diverse and captivating articles and research papers. This edition explores a wide array of topics, from science to digital media, providing fresh perspectives and rigorous analyses intended to stimulate thought and inspire action. These contributions highlight our steadfast commitment to academic excellence, showcasing the dedication and expertise of our esteemed authors.

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Social Media and Society: Exploring the Contemporary Benefits and Issues Relating to Social Media

This insightful paper explores the multifaceted world of social media, discussing both its empowering capabilities and the complex challenges it poses in today's digital era.

Revolutionizing Medical Imaging: The Vital Role of Diffusion Models in Modern Image Augmentation

Explore the groundbreaking advancements in medical imaging techniques and their profound implications for healthcare diagnostics and treatment.

Assessing the Viability of Bio-Pigment Water Colours as Substitutes for Acrylic-Based Poster Paints

This intriguing research addresses the environmental impacts of art materials, proposing sustainable alternatives that promise to revolutionize artistic practices.

Survey of Farmer Awareness Towards Rice-Fish Farming Systems in the Indian Villages
Survey of Farmer Awareness Towards Rice-Fish Farming Systems in the Indian Villages
44-53

Abhinav Kisore and A. Pathak

10.5281/zenodo.11208804

This study assesses farmer awareness of rice-fish systems in Goradih, Bihar, revealing a lack of knowledge about this sustainable, productive farming method.

Martial Arts Film in the 20th Century: A Medium of Resistance and a Reclamation of the Asian Identity

Offers a captivating look at the cultural and political dimensions of martial arts films, reflecting on their role as a medium of cultural expression and resistance.

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January 2024

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January 2024
January 2024

Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2024

Welcome to the January 2024 edition of Lens, where we proudly present our latest issue of diverse and captivating articles and case study. In this issue, we delve into an array of topics ranging from science to environment, offering fresh perspectives and rigorous analyses that aim to stimulate thought and inspire action. These contributions exemplify our unwavering commitment to academic excellence, reflecting the dedication and expertise of our esteemed authors.

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Investigating the Effects of Varying Concentrations of Salinity on the Growth of Phaseolus Vulgaris

This research paper explores the significant impact of salinity on agriculture, a pressing issue in the context of global freshwater scarcity.

Impact of LEGO’s Corporate Culture on Innovation
Impact of LEGO’s Corporate Culture on Innovation

Shambhavi Nair

10.5281/zenodo.10498467

30-44

An intriguing case study that examines how LEGO’s unique corporate culture fosters continuous innovation and growth in the competitive world of toy manufacturing.

What Are Countries Doing to Combat the Effects of Fossil Fuels?
What Are Countries Doing to Combat the Effects of Fossil Fuels?

Elizabeth Buxo

10.5281/zenodo.10498525

45-51

An insightful exploration into the global efforts to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, focusing on the initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago and China.

Reasons for International Concern: The Detrimental Effects of Climate Change and Pollution on the Planet’s Coral Reefs

A compelling piece that highlights the critical state of our planet's coral reefs, emphasizing the need for immediate action to preserve these vital ecosystems.

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September 2023

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September 2023
September 2023

Volume I, Issue II, September 2023

Building on the foundation laid by our inaugural issue, this edition delves deeper into pressing global challenges, offering fresh perspectives and rigorous analyses that we hope will stimulate thought and inspire action. In this issue, we are pleased to present three meticulously researched papers that epitomize our commitment to academic excellence.

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How Did Venture Capitalists Thrive Amidst A Global Pandemic?

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the strategies and resilience of venture capitalists during the tumultuous times of the pandemic, offering insights into the financial mechanisms and decision-making processes that underpinned their success.

The Impact of Historical and Ongoing Technological Advances on Economic Inequality

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, this research delves into the intricate relationship between automation, artificial intelligence, and economic disparities. By tracing the evolution of the digital economy and its ramifications on labor markets, the paper offers a timely reflection on the societal implications of technological progress.

Method Analysis For The Purification of Heavy Metal Ions From Water
Method Analysis For The Purification of Heavy Metal Ions From Water
pp. 27-36

Kate Winarta

10.5281/zenodo.8376597

Addressing a critical environmental and public health challenge, this study provides a comprehensive review of techniques for removing metal ions from water. By juxtaposing physical and chemical separation methods, the paper underscores the significance of a combined approach, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize water purification processes.

The ACE Project: Creation of an Eco-Friendly Brick Best Suited for the Indonesian Environment

This paper embarks on an exploratory journey into the realm of sustainable construction materials, challenging traditional norms and presenting a compelling case for eco-friendly cement bricks in the Indonesian context. The nuanced analysis of cost, carbon emissions, and brick strength offers invaluable insights into the potential of alternative cement as a game-changer in the construction sector.

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May 2023

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May 2023
May 2023

Volume I, Issue I, May 2023

In the current issue of The Lens, we explore a diverse array of topics, exhibiting the interdisciplinary nature of our journal. The articles delve into the efficacy of public-private partnerships for sustainable development in least developed countries, the impact of sneaker collaborations on the resale market, strategies for Chinese companies to integrate into foreign markets, and an analysis of affordable aquaponics systems for educational purposes. These contributions, bridging the fields of economics, business, and environmental studies, foster a rich and engaging academic discourse and encourage the exchange of innovative ideas across various domains.

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How can a Chinese Company Successfully Integrate Itself In Foreign Markets?
How can a Chinese Company Successfully Integrate Itself In Foreign Markets?
(pp. 2-9)

Gregorio Nazzi

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7876275

China’s global influence has grown immensely in recent times. It has been propelled to the top, becoming a global superpower, much like the US. However while the latter has plenty of global household brands like Apple and Amazon, the former doesn’t, highlighting the struggles most Chinese companies face on their path to global influence.

‘Sneakernomics’: Assessing The Successfulness Of Multifarious Sneaker Collaborations In The Sneaker Resale Market

This study compared three sneaker collaboration categories—celebrity signatures, athlete endorsements and brand-brand collaborations—aiming to determine the most successful collaboration category from 2017-2021 on the StockX marketplace for sneaker brands.

Sustainable Developments in Least Developed Countries: Are Public-Private Partnerships the Most Efficient Financial Arrangement to Spur Sustainable Developments in Least Developed Countries?

This paper examines the financial arrangements that can address LDCs' sustainability crisis by comparing full public sector involvement, full private sector involvement, and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Mixed Methods Analysis of Two Inexpensive and Simple Aquaponics Systems for School Use

To answer the question: how can a High School student with little to no building experience, construct an inexpensive and reliable aquaponics system for school usage?, a convergent parallel mixed study was conducted, comparing the fish and plant growth, ease of maintenance, and construction of 2 different aquaponics systems, one of a raft design and another based on a pipe design.

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