Plug-and-Play Macroscopes

submitted by: cfrend
DECISION MAKING IN science, industry, and politics, as well as in daily life, requires that we make sense of data sets representing the structure and dynamics of complex systems. Analysis, navigation, and management of these continuously evolving data sets require a new kind of data-analysis and visualization tool we call a macroscope (from the Greek macros, or “great,” and skopein, or “to observe”) inspired by deRosnay’s futurist science writings. Just as the microscope made it...
Authors: Katy Borner

'GlyphSea': A New Way to Visualize Vector Data

submitted by: btolo

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and other organizations within the University of California, San Diego, have developed a novel way to encode and display vector data that clearly shows magnitude and direction. This new visualization technique may help seismologists to accurately analyze ground movements for an earthquake, measure magnetic turbulence in deep space, or allow medical researchers to study areas such as blood flow and nutrient absorption.

An interactive, wiki-based paper

submitted by: juliana

This video shows a wiki-based paper that whose results not only can be reproduced, but readers can interactively explore them.

Rough Edit for Content Review: Magnets and Magnetism

submitted by: KidsJudgePartnership
Video Rough Edit for Content Review: Attention Magnetic Mentors! Please view this footage from the Kids Judge! LA exhibit on magnetism in order to prepare for your upcoming events with fourth and fifth graders at Carver Elementary. There were a variety of activities presented at this exhibit; each activity was designed to help kids understand specific scientific concepts. All of the activities were compelling and fun but they are also valuable because they stimulate curiosity about what we...

Creating Reproducible and Verifiable Publications with VisTrails

submitted by: juliana

This video shows how the VisTrails system (http://www.vistrails.org) supports the creation provenance-rich publications, whose results can be reproduced and verified.

MWV Episode 42 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 1

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 1 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, takes us on a tour of the microbiology related exhibits at the festival. Featured in this episode are the American Society for Microbiology booth "Where the Microbes Are (Everywhere!)" and the members of the Microbial Sciences Initiative at...