Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 4

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...

MWV32 - Healthy Pets, Healthy You

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Animal, human and environmental health are inexorably intertwined. Diseases are making the jump from animals to humans and vice-versa at an increasing pace. The emergence of animal borne diseases such as Avian flu, Ebola, and most recently H1N1 (swine flu), demonstrate the need for an integrated strategy across several scientific, medical and environmental fields for improved public health. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, director of the Governmental Relations...

Translating Physical Activity Recommendations into a Pedometer-Based Step Goal: 3000 Steps in 30 Minutes

submitted by: pssjm3
BACKGROUND: It is a public health recommendation to accumulate at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity. Although pedometers are widely used as a physical activity-monitoring tool, they are unable to measure activity intensity. Translating current physical activity recommendations into a pedometer-based guideline could increase the public health impact of physical activity interventions. METHODS: A community sample of 97 adults (60% women, with a mean age of 32.1...
Authors: Simon Marshall, Susan Levy, Catrine Tudor-locke, Fred Kolkhorst, Karen Wooten, Ming Ji, Caroline Macera, Barbara Ainsworth

Using social networking tools a la carte for organic chemistry education: wikis, blogs, Second Life, and more

submitted by: jcbradley
Jean-Claude Bradley describes the use of social networking tools to teach undergraduate organic chemistry. Public free wikis can be used effectively to manage class information as well as serve as a versatile platforms to process student assignments and provide rapid feedback. Examples of using Second Life to deliver quizzes, play games and offer students an environment to create projects involving 3D molecules, spectra and posters are detailed. The continuously evolving role of blogs,...

Descubrimiento de raíces judías con análisis genéticos "Leyendo entre los genes"

submitted by: clownfish


Cultural Analysis - Mark Rothko Paintings

submitted by: ucsandiego
Presentation by Jeremy Douglass, on the 287-Megapixel HIPerSpace Wall at Calit2 Development of Cultural Analytics software supported by: UC San Diego Chancellor's Office UCSD Division, California Instititute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) Developers: Software Studies Initiative ( Graphics, Visualization and Virtual Reality Laboratory (