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Moving the Prestige to Open-Access Publishing

Moving the Prestige to Open-Access Publishing

Over Indian food last night, a co-author and I discussed where to submit our paper. I told her about the memorandum released by Harvard’s Faculty Advisory Council on the Library, which recommended that authors move to publishing in open access journals.

May 10, 2012 — Jessica P. Hekman
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - upper-lower jaw mixup, data in the cloud, origins of war, DSM-5, separations, jewel caterpillars, mangroves and more.

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - upper-lower jaw mixup, data in the cloud, origins of war, DSM-5, separations, jewel caterpillars, mangroves and more.

- Ricki Lewis - Body-Altering Mutations – In Humans and Flies  - Alan Woodward - Cloud Storage  - Krystal D'Costa - The Meaning of Goodbye  - John Horgan - What Thieving Seals Can Tell Us about War’s Roots  - Edward Shorter - Trouble at the Heart of Psychiatry’s Revised Rulebook  - Stephen Holle - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Human Impacts on Mangrove Forests  - Khalil A.

STAFFMay 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
How to Rid the World of the "Element from Hell"

How to Rid the World of the "Element from Hell"

The vast majority of the radioactive plutonium on the planet is man-made—roughly 500 metric tons, or enough to make 100,000 nuclear weapons by the calculations of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.

May 9, 2012 — David Biello
Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Technology is awash with buzzwords, and one of the most used recently is “cloud computing”. It can be thought of as three layers, each built upon the layer below: Software as a Service (SaaS) –providers install and operate applications for users to access over the internet, ranging from simple office processing to complex customer relationship management systems; Platform as a Service (PaaS) – where providers offer use of a server with, for example, a database system already installed, onto which a user installs and runs their own applications; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – where providers offer access to what appears to be computer hardware, such as disk storage or servers.

May 9, 2012 — Alan Woodward
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Where Wild Things Are, animal mimic robots, Haldane's goat with `bends', DSM-5, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Where Wild Things Are, animal mimic robots, Haldane's goat with `bends', DSM-5, and more.

In memory of Maurice Sendak, we have a new Video of the Week. - Maria Konnikova - The Power of “Once upon a Time”: A Story to Tame The Wild Things  - Carin Bondar - Where the Wild Types Are – A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak  - Kara Rogers - Machine Counterpart: Nature’s New Creatures  - Madi Swayne - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Contributions of J.

STAFFMay 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Where the Wild Types Are

Where the Wild Types Are

Video of the Week #42 May 8th, 2012: From: Where the Wild Types Are A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .

May 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Google Is My Pilot: Nevada Gambles on Self-Driving Cars

Google Is My Pilot: Nevada Gambles on Self-Driving Cars

Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has given Google the nation's first license to test self-driving cars on public streets. The adolescent-aged Internet search giant has been working toward this goal for the past couple of years by holding test-driving demonstrations along freeways, state highways and neighborhoods both in Carson City and along the Las Vegas Strip.Google's contention has been that its autonomous auto would be safer than those driven by humans, offer more fuel-efficiency and promote economic development.

May 8, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier
What is: Generation Anthropocene?

What is: Generation Anthropocene?

Invited guest-post by Miles Traer, producer for Generation Anthropocene As I was walking through the wide, quiet, and unusually warm corridor of Braun Hall – Stanford University’s Geology building – I was stopped by one of the professors.

STAFFMay 8, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Machine Counterpart: Nature's New Creatures

Machine Counterpart: Nature's New Creatures

Robojelly, shown here out of water. Photo courtesy of the University of Texas at Dallas News Center The translucent bell-shaped figure pumps rhythmically upward through the water, the rise and fall of its body almost identical to that of the moon jelly, Aurelia aurita .

May 8, 2012 — Kara Rogers

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