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The team's tricorder device, environmental sensing module and security module. Credit: Grace Crumrine A group of college and high school students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.
Please accept this repost today, originally posted on Jan 31, 2011. Sci will admit I spent most the time "preparing" for this post by listening to LOTS of music.
Previous posts in the Chemistry series: Hydrogen-bonds, van der Waals forces, metallic bonding, ionic bonds Everything on earth is made up of combinations of different elements - all of which can be found on the periodic table.
("A Perch of Birds," by Hector Giacomelli, via Wikimedia Commons) My father called me one night: "So, I'm trying to figure this thing out. How does it work exactly?" Some of my friends and colleagues have made similar inquiries: "I should probably get the hang of this.
No time for anything new: I figure this is pretty self-explanatory. For anyone who wants to follow up on some of the assertions boldly stated in the slide above, check out...Berger, L.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.
- Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A.
It’s not just Nate Silver. Certainly Silver’s election math beat-down is the most noteworthy example of science delivering a dope slap to superstition, to “gut feeling,” to magical thinking: "Come on, you knuckleheads."But reality is striking back everywhere – in some places with a kind of fierce appropriateness that borders on comedy, or tragedy, or both.
Hurricane Sandy is in the news but for this weeks’ picks, I opted to not concentrate on bad news exclusively. So in addition to Sandy and gloomy climate science, space science is also featured!
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/mkrberlin Spring and summer allergy sufferers might already have noticed a slight increase in days spent sneezing each year.
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) wants YOU to attend its annual conference. Hats off SWS. It's one of themost active and vocal professional societies that work to promote diversity and inclusion of students, especially undergraduates in the scientific experience.
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