Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2007: The traveling exhibit, "Antarctica - Passion And Obsession" by Pat and Rosemarie Keough includes more than 70 images of their work. The exhibit illustrates the extreme landscape of the world's 7th continent from the Keoughs' acclaimed book Antarctica, which won 11 international gold honors as well as others.
"Antarctica is the highest of all continents with an average elevation over triple that of North America. Antarctica is also a desert; and although it is the driest of continents, Antarctica's great polar ice cap smothers nearly the entire landscape locking 70 percent of the world's freshwater in ice and snow. . . . Our photographs, many of which we composed together using one camera on one tripod, reflect our shared emotional response to what could easily be construed as overwhelming stimulus."
The exhibit is on display in the University of Colorado at Boulder's HotSpot Gallery, located on the first floor of Norlin Library (campus map). The exhibit is free to the public and open during normal library hours from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight on Sundays. The book Antarctica is available for viewing in Norlin Library's Special Collections. Call 303-492-6144 for more information.Added 12/5/07
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National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
A federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology
NanoScout: Portal for the nanotechnology community
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Nanowerk Nanomaterial Database
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Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Database of over 500 products made with nanotechnology. "The Project is dedicated to helping ensure that as nanotechnologies advance, possible risks are minimized, public and consumer engagement remains strong, and the potential benefits of these new technologies are realized."
National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. NAP publishes more than 200 books per year on topics in science, engineering, and health.
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Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us
"The development of transistors, the integrated circuit, liquid-crystal displays, and even DVD players can be traced back to fundamental research pioneered in the field of condensed-matter and materials physics (CMPP)..."
Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements
Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, National Research Council
Environmental Data Management at NOAA: Archiving, Stewardship, and Access
Committee on Archiving and Accessing Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA, National Research Council
Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Methods and Preliminary Results
Committee on Strategic Advice on the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, National Research Council
Grading NASA's Solar System Exploration Program: A Midterm Review
Committee on Assessing the Solar System Exploration Program, National Research Council
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, 2nd Ed.
"First published in 1988 and now updated, On Being a Scientist presents discussions of the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist's role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and many other..."
Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Draft Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.4: Trends in Emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure
Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World: A Report Based on Regional Discussions Between the Science and Security Communities
Committee on a New Government-University Partnership for Science and Security, National Research Council
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Special Online Collection: Breakthrough of the Year 2007: Showcases this year's top Breakthrough and 9 runners-up.
Top 100 Science Stories of 2007: The trends and events that most changed our understanding and our world.
Top 25 Science Stories of 2007: A year of discoveries, close calls, tragedies and triumphs in review.
Science Book Picks for 2007
Best Science Images of 2007
Worst Jobs in Science 2007: Annual bottom-10 list, saluting the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward.