SDSU Geological Sciences - Seminar - Frank Corsetti

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Stromatolites: Myths and Legends; Stromatolites are classically interpreted as “organo-sedimentary structures”, where layers and doming/branching result from microbial mats. As such, they could be considered quintessential ‘astrobiologic’ structures—a stromatolite, as a macroscopic manifestation of microbial processes, would be much easier to image remotely (on Mars, for example) than a microbe. While there is no doubt that some (perhaps most) stromatolites on Earth were formed...

Antibiotics: Is a Strong Offense the Best Defense? (Part 1 of 3) MWV

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Will we become defenseless against bacteria? Will bacteria always find a way to infect and even kill us? The emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria poses an enormous problem around the world. Scientists believe that the overuse of antibiotics is increasing the appearance of these pathogens. In the US, increasing casualties resulting from drug resistant staphylococcus infections received wide media attention. While antibiotics only work on bacterial infections, many patients...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Seminar - Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins

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Utilization of Geological Techniques to Help Solve an Archaeological Puzzle: When Did People Arrive in North America? Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Knut Fladmark hypothesized that as soon as boat technology was developed 40,000 years ago, people probably traveled the oceans. The 40,000-year-ago shoreline is now below 150-160 ft (50 m) of water and an unknown thickness of sediment. So evidence for boat transport by maritime...

Conclusion of Bioacoustics

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The conclusion video project from the 2008 SYHS Inter-Session Institute.

wisskomm tv 37/08

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Der Roboter-Dino Pleo bei der Gruppe für interdiziplinäre Psychologie der Universität Bamberg ( GRIP ) und dasYoutube-Interview bei WsWW - Japanisch singen auf Knopfdruck bei MIT Tech-TV - Die Ausstellung terra mineralia im sächsischen Freiberg - Die Earth Science Week 2008 und das Blog geolismus.de - Vortragsreihe: „ Der blaue Planet in unserer Hand“ in Frankfurt(M) - Der Kabarettist Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen an der Uni Gießen - „ 12 sind Kult...

Transforming Science and Society Through Cyberinfrastructure

linked profile(s): Fran, Hans, Rommie, SDSC
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Located on the northwest end of the University of California, San Diego is the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Home to what National Science Director Arden L Bement calls “the engine for change for the next scientific revolution,” that engine is Cyberinfrastructure. Just like the coordinated infrastructure that we depend on for our power and transportation, Cyberinfrastructure, or CI, is an organized aggregate of information technologies that include computers, software, networks, data...