The Scientific Breakdown

submitted by: rwbmovies

What is science? Hint: it isn't just tests and lab goggles.

Policies to Promote the Community Use of Schools: A Review of State Recreational User Statutes

submitted by: spengler
Context: Concern over liability is a barrier to allowing community use of school property for the purpose of engaging in active sport and recreational activities. Recreational user statutes have the potential to limit liability for public schools when use occurs outside of regular school hours, reduce the fear of liability among school administrators, and increase opportunities for access to school facilities for recreation and physical activity by community members. The purpose of this...
Authors: John Spengler, Michael Carroll

AsiGrun - Green Paper Reciepts

submitted by: PuzzekA

Look at the waste of paper in our everyday life...
Every purchase we make we get a useless paper receipt.
we suggest a green solution instead the traditional use of paper receipts!

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the Philippine Forestry and Natural Resources Sector

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A SEARCA ( www.searca.org ) Professorial Lecture on understanding the importance of mainstreaming climate change adaptation in forestry and natural resources sector in attaining sustainable development. Specifically the lecture presents: (a) current practices and institutional arrangements addressing climate change impacts in forestry and natural resources sector; (b) the importance of climate change adaptation strategies in forestry and natural resources sector and (c) strategies on how to...

OpenSciNY Open Notebook Science Talk

submitted by: jcbradley
On May 14, 2010 Jean-Claude Bradley presented on Open Notebook Science at the OpenSciNY conference at the New York University Library. He introduced the topic by telling a few stories about how new forms of communication are affecting how we think about concepts like "scientific precedent", "peer review", "scientific publishing" and "scientific scholarship". At the end he spoke about archiving Open Notebook Science projects culminating in the publication of the Reaction Attempts and ONS...

The Leveraged Freedom Chair: a developing country wheelchair

submitted by: awinter@mit.edu
The purpose of the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) project is to create a mobility aid specifically for developing countries. Conventional western-styled wheelchairs are nearly impossible to propel on the sandy roads and muddy walking paths frequently encountered in the developing world. The LFC has a variable mechanical advantage lever drivetrain that enables its user to travel 10-20% faster on tarmac than a conventional wheelchair, and off road like no other mobility aid available. The user...