However, some scientists propose abolishing leap seconds in the future, redefining the way we measure time. This issue will be put to a vote in 2015. Model and Metaphor for the 21st Century. Science and Technology of WWII. Science, Technology, and Warfare through the Ages On the face of it, few human activities would seem to be more different than war and science.
War aims to kill people and destroy things, to bring one country’s military (or their whole society) under the control of another. Innovate Aid Empower. Reference. SCIENCE SHOWOFF curated by Prof Sophie Scott. March 17th, Star of Kings. TICKET LINK:
British Antarctic Survey - Homepages. Projects: Self-Powered Camera. We have designed a simple pixel circuit, where the pixel’s photodiode can be used to not only measure the incident light level, but also to convert the incident light into electrical energy.
A sensor architecture is developed where, during each image capture cycle, the pixels are used first to record and read out the image and then used to harvest energy and charge the sensor’s power supply. We have conducted several experiments using off-the-shelf discrete components to validate the practical feasibility of our approach. We first developed a single pixel based on our design and used it to physically scan images of scenes. Next, we developed a fully self-powered camera that produces 30x40 images. The camera uses a supercap rather than an external source as its power supply. Regen.glovebox.pdf. Flyability. TD : les moteurs de recherche spécialisés. Future of Humanity Institute.
UCL Hazard Centre. Collecting Lava Samples on Kilauea, Hawaii Pyroclastic Flow at Montserrat Novarupta Dome, Katmai National Park, Alaska Communities at risk from coastal flooding and storm surge, Albay Province Sakurajima eruption 21st July 2013 The UHC at University College London (UCL) is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research, education and knowledge exchange.
The UHC is always interested to hear from those aiming to integrate scientific knowledge and research into their risk reduction and natural resource management programmes. Predict an Eruption. This presentation uses data from several eruptive episodes of Mount St.
Helens in the 1980's to show the way in which a series of eruptions were accurately predicted by USGS scientists as far as 3 weeks before eruptive activity occurred. Several modules demonstrate the use of earthquakes and deformation of a volcano for predicting eruptions and allow you to predict an actual eruption of Mount St. Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius. By Peter Tyson In a word, yes.
But that assertion, like saying we can predict the weather, bears significant caveats. Volcanologists can predict eruptions—if they have a thorough understanding of a volcano's eruptive history, if they can install the proper instrumentation on a volcano well in advance of an eruption, and if they can continuously monitor and adequately interpret data coming from that equipment. But even then, like their counterparts in meteorology, volcanologists can only offer probabilities that an event will occur; they can never be sure how severe a predicted eruption will be or, for that matter, whether it will even break the surface.
Learn morse code. Great Lakes Science Center. Great Lakes Science Center is funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, grants, funds, and corporate and individual gifts.
The museum opened in July 1996. The center's exhibits support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) with exhibits including the BioMedTech Gallery, advanced energy, science phenomena and space. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 such Visitor Centers in the country. Also, Science Center staff conduct daily science demonstrations. Throughout the school year, the Science Center provides STEM education to field trip students each year with programs and exhibits supporting classroom curriculum by meeting Ohio Revised Standards in Science. It also provides educator professional development programming.
The Science Center installed a wind turbine in its front yard in summer 2006. NASA Glenn Visitor Center SOLAR IMPULSE - Solar Impulse 2. Whereas the prototype uses existing technologies, Solar Impulse HB-SIB requires the development of new materials and new construction methods.
Solvay has invented electrolytes that allow the energy density of the batteries to be increased; Bayer MaterialScience is allowing the project to make use of its nanotechnologies; and Décision is using carbon fibers that are lighter in weight than any previously seen. The first wing spar section was delivered to Dübendorf in March 2012. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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
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Nature Publishing Group : science journals, jobs, and information. Science news and science jobs from New Scientist. History - Marie Curie. Kanzi. Kanzi (born October 28, 1980), also known by the lexigram (from the character 太), is a male bonobo who has been featured in several studies on great ape language. 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 BBC Two - Horizon. Australia's Telerobot On The Web. 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. 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.
MadLab - Manchester Digital Laboratory - home of creative community technology in Manchester. Www.dna.caltech.edu/courses/cs191/paperscs191/turing.pdf.