Mathematics. Medicine. Museums. Physics. Space. SOLAR IMPULSE - Solar Impulse 2. A UAV for the first-ever autonomous solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. ESP: What can science say? MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The University of Manchester. Nanotubes and Buckyballs. Home > Introduction > Nanotubes and Buckyballs Last Updated: Tuesday, 29-May-2012 06:53:42 PDT Go directly to Websites Nanotube: "Conceptually, single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) can be considered to be formed by the rolling of a single layer of graphite (called a graphene layer) into a seamless cylinder.
Milgram's Obedience Experiments. "The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act.
" –Stanley Milgram, 1974 If a person in a position of authority ordered you to deliver a 400-volt electrical shock to another person, would you follow orders? Most people would answer this question with an adamant no, but Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments during the 1960s that led to some surprising results. The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment. Museum of the History of Science.
Improbable Research - Longest Running Experiments. By Marc Abrahams We are happy to report that three of the world’s longest-running scientific experiments are indeed still running.
It has been a number of years since anyone checked on all three. With assistance from scientists in several nations, we have managed to do so. Background on these Experiments In 1984, the European Journal of Physics published three remarkable reports, each describing a different experiment that had been continuing for decades.
The Pitch Drop Experiment. School of Mathematics and Physics. Pictures above: (1) Longtime custodian of the famous experiment, the late Professor John Mainstone. (2) Three webcams trained on the experiment 24/7. (3) The Pitch Drop Experiment. (4) Close up of the pitch drop.
About the Pitch Drop Experiment. The world's largest climate modelling experiment for the 21st century. Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project. The Pacific Sea Level Monitoring (PSLM), operates under the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac).
It is a continuation of the 20-year South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) The 14 Pacific Island countries participating in the project are the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The primary goal of the project is to generate an accurate record of variance in long-term sea level for the Pacific region. The project also provides information about the processes, scale and implications of sea-level rise and variability of extreme events on South Pacific communities. It also makes sea-level data more readily available and usable to support management of coastal infrastructure and industries.
Pacific Region Data Products and Reports Archived Data Products Pacific Sea-Level Monitoring Network. Earthquake prediction. Earthquake prediction is a branch of the science of seismology concerned with the specification of the time, location, and magnitude of future earthquakes within stated confidence limits but with sufficient precision that a warning can be issued. Of particular importance is the prediction of hazardous earthquakes likely to cause loss of life or damage to infrastructure.
Earthquake prediction is sometimes distinguished from earthquake forecasting, which can be defined as the probabilistic assessment of general earthquake hazard, including the frequency and magnitude of damaging earthquakes in a given area over years or decades. It can be further distinguished from earthquake warning systems, which upon detection of an earthquake, provide a real-time warning to regions that might be affected. Earthquake prediction and significance Prediction methods Precursors Podcasts and Downloads - The Infinite Monkey Cage.
Explore Imperial's ground breaking research with a packed schedule of activities, talks and performances for all ages. This year's Festival will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 May 2014. The Festival will be open to the public at the following times:16.00 - 22.00 on Friday12.00 - 18.00 on Saturday. What are confounding factors and how do they affect studies? What are confounding factors and how do they affect studies?
Designing a study is not easy. Suppose we want to understand the relationship between obesity and morbidity. Do obese people die earlier than normal-weight people? If we just compare the numbers – i.e. compare the rates of death for these two groups – we might find a misleading story. What if obese people are also more likely to drive rather than walk, increasing the rate of deaths due to car accidents? Confounding factors can have a huge impact on the results of both controlled and observational studies. Where the World Finds Bioethics. Disaster mitigation: a community based approach. Source: Oxford, England, Oxfam, 1989. x, 100 p.
(Development Guidelines No. 3) Abstract: This book recounts the author's experiences with programs developed in Peru for lessening the impact of natural disasters. A key component is community participation. Add to My Documents. Ebola virus disease. APERTURE: Science Time: Portals. Federation of American Scientists. Science and Technology. The New Atlantis - A Journal of Technology & Society. Complexity Digest - Networking the Complexity Community.
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According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout her life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude. Biography Born to Lorel and Bosandjo at Yerkes field station at Emory University and moved to the Language Research Center at Georgia State University, Kanzi was stolen and adopted shortly after birth by a more dominant female, Matata. As an infant, Kanzi accompanied Matata to sessions where Matata was taught language through keyboard lexigrams, but showed little interest in the lessons. Teco, son of Kanzi, was born June 1, 2010. Teco has been exhibiting behaviors that resemble autism in young children. Examples of Kanzi's behavior The following are highly suggestive anecdotes, not experimental demonstrations. Language See also References
BBC Two - Horizon. Australia's Telerobot On The Web. IF you are enrolled in Mechatronics and Multibody Systems 319, please refer to this instruction sheet. Otherwise, if you are a visitor....... Follow these instructions to start using the telerobot: Step 1: Install the software from the Download page Step 2: Run the "lol login" application (a shortcut should have been provided on your desktop). Step 3: Log in with your UserID and password. Step 4: In the student hallway, select the telerobot task.
Www.anthropologie.net. Koestler Parapsychology Unit. The Parapsychological Association. 2050 AD-2600 AD: How advances in technology may reshape humanity an illustrated speculative timeline of future technology and social change. This document consists of two separate but closely related works: the Timeline (this page), and Perspectives. Futurama Schrodinger. The Turing Digital Archive home page. AI Repositories and Resource Lists. CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository General AI CMU Artificial Intelligence RepositoryMaintained by Mark Kantrowitz <AI.Repository@cs.cmu.edu> NRC AI Page Including an excellent AI Resources List.Compiled by the Knowledge Systems Laboratory of the Institute for Information Technology at the National Research Council of Canada.
ACM SIGARTACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence Information on SIGART, excellent list of conferences and workshops, back issues of the SIGART bulletin, AI-related jobs, journals and news, and other WWW links.Maintained by Chris Welty <firstname.lastname@example.org> World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Artificial Intelligence Maintained by Jonathan.Bowen@comlab.ox.ac.uk BUBL (Bulletin Board for University Libraries) Gopher from Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Bath. AI, Cognitive Science, and RoboticsMaintained by Stephanie Warrick <email@example.com> MadLab - Manchester Digital Laboratory - home of creative community technology in Manchester. Www.dna.caltech.edu/courses/cs191/paperscs191/turing.pdf.