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December 13, 2014

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6:57 PM | While visions of sugarplums danced through their heads
Molecules of sucrose tore apart in their bellies letting glucose course free in their veins. Luckily for us, a system evolved long ago to capture that glucose and minimize it’s potential for damage. Removing sugar from the blood and sequestering it in liver, fat, and muscle cells, minimizes the harm that might result if sugars were free to…
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5:48 PM | Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim - Repository of the Academy's Library
1. FARHADI, MARYAM and SALEHI, HADI and EMBI, MOHAMED AMIN and FOOLADI, MASOOD and FARHADI, HADI and AGHAEI CHADEGANI, AREZOO and ALE EBRAHIM, NADER(2013)Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 57 (1). pp. 122-127. ISSN 1992-8645 2. Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Salehi, Hadi and Yunus, Melor Md and Farhadi, Hadi and Fooladi, Masood and Farhadi, Maryam and […]
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5:41 PM | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Open Access Articles | Digital Commons Network™
"Research Tools": Tools For Supporting Research And Publications, Nader Ale EbrahimDec 2014 Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale EbrahimDec 2014 Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 2, Nader Ale EbrahimAug 2014 Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale EbrahimAug 2014 Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering […]
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1:54 PM | Project MERCCURI featured on NASA’s weekly update
What do Buzz Aldrin’s shoe, the Liberty Bell & sports arenas all have in common? Watch Space to Ground, your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station. SciStarter’s Project MERCCURI, a research project to compare microbes on Earth and in space (presented by the Eisen Lab and UC Davis, SciStarter and Science […]Find more posts like Project MERCCURI featured on NASA’s weekly update by Darlene Cavalier on the SciStarter Blog. Your […]
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9:10 AM | Astronauts Tracking Microbe Growth on the International Space Station This Week
Project MERCCURI Progresses; Microbe Growth Documented for Analysis and Interpretation by UC Davis Scientists This week on the International Space Station, astronaut Terry Virts is measuring the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists across the United States. This citizen science research, known as Project MERCCURI, investigates how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to those found on the International Space Station. The microbes shot into space on a […]
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7:56 AM | Emotionally Musical
This week, while I was sitting in my desk doing homework and listening to music, a thought suddenly struck me: why does music make me feel much more happier and serene? Usually, we would think that listening to music would cause us to feel nervous as the tempo moves fast and the rhythms change constantly, […]
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7:52 AM | Gluten Free?
We’ve all seen it everywhere. From gluten free bread, doughnuts, endless recipes show off their gluten free-ness. But what is gluten? And why is everyone so obsessed with it going away? So theres two things called Gliadin and Glutenin which make up Gluten: a protein. Yep, that’s all it is, a protein that exists in wheat, rye, […]
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5:07 AM | Project MERCCURI featured on NASA’s “Space To Ground”
“What do Buzz Aldrin’s shoe, the Liberty Bell & sports arenas all have in common? Watch Space to Ground, your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station.” Project MERCCURI (a citizen science project to compare microbes on Earth and in space) is featured on NASA’s Space to Ground program (a weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station). Learn more about Project MERCCURI, keep apprised of the […]
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2:01 AM | FSL Notebook Post: December 11
This was the last session of the year, and so we did made some fun Christmas cards! Here is how mine looks like. You squish down on the ear of the teddy bear to join the two halves of the circuit on the back of the paper. This allows the electricity to flow through the closed […]
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12:50 AM | Biofuels Are On the Rise, and A Facility In Canada Is Leading the Way
In Edmonton, Canada, beyond towers of trash, sits the world’s first waste to biofuels plant. The plant converts everyday waste into energy: the waste is heated to a gaseous state and is then converted into liquid methanol, a chemical that is used in gasoline, windshield wiper fluid and a number of other industrial chemical compounds. According to Oil Price, “The plant will process around 100,000 tonnes of solid waste annually and turn it into 38 million […]

December 12, 2014

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9:58 PM | The giving list: supporting science with annual donations (Guest Post)
This post was authored by by Donna Kridelbaugh,  (@science_mentor)  a communications consultant and founder of ScienceMentor.Me. Her mission is to create an online field guide to self-mentoring in science careers. She offers writing, editing and marketing services for early-career professionals who are ready to advance their career to the next level. Learn more at http://sciencementor.me/. It originally […]Find more posts like The giving list: supporting science with […]
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7:41 PM | Sam Adams and Paul Revere’s Time Capsule from 1795 Was Just Dug Up By Workers in Boston
In 1795, Samuel Adams (who was governor of Massachusetts at the time) and American Revolutionary hero Paul Revere buried a time-capsule in the heart of Boston. The pair embedded the capsule in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House, which was completed in 1798. The capsule was unearthed on Thursday (December 11) by workers repairing a water leak. After discovering the hidden artifact, they called in Pamela Hatchfield, a conservator from the Boston Museum […]
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5:30 PM | Lotion Science: How Moisturizing is Your Moisturizer?
Hands-on medical biotechnology projects guide students in scientifically evaluating how common moisturizer ingredients work.
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4:49 PM | The “Jetman” Flies Over Dubai Showcasing His New Partnership (Video)
The man they call “Jetman” has been drawing international attention lately by flying around in a jet-propelled wing suit. But this time, the Jetman has outdone himself, teaming up with Skydive Dubai and releasing an epic video showcasing their joint capabilities. According to Jetman Dubai’s website… “Jetman is the culmination of decades of fulfilling a childhood dream through technological innovation, determination, teamwork and courage. The synergy between […]
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4:42 PM | A cold-loving insect confronts a warming world
Today marks the end of two weeks of climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, where world leaders gathered to address the growing threat of climate change. Much of the conversation at the UN conference revolved around the...
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2:20 PM | Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia
The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.
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12:56 PM | Influence of stratification on mixing
A wind stress is applied to the surface of a stratified and a non-stratified tank to cause mixing. This is an experiment that Martin and I ran at the JuniorAkademie this summer, but since I posted soooo much back than (just … Continue reading →
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7:17 AM | Lockheed’s Nuclear Fusion Plan
Recently researchers at Lockheed Martin have announced that they are on their way to building a nuclear fusion reactor. Skeptical? Well, experts are too. Fusion power has long been the Holy Grail for nuclear energy researchers around the world. It promises clean, almost limitless renewable energy without any of the by-products of fission reactors. The […]
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2:09 AM | The Torture Report, Part 2: Is Torture A Necessary Evil? (Opinion Piece)
In 1989, the CIA told Congress that, “…inhumane physical or psychological techniques are counterproductive because they do not produce intelligence and will probably result in false answers.”   Less than 15 years later, the CIA was torturing detainees in secret prisons around the world in an attempt to gather intel following the attacks of 9/11. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on this “enhanced interrogation” program, released […]
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12:31 AM | My Favorite 2014 Posts at SciAm
It’s that time of year for reflection. I sat down the other day and gave some thought to some of my favorite posts from 2014. I’m amazed at the number of interviews I conducted and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 11, 2014

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11:05 PM | Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?
A study finds that culturally enriching field trips enhance learning but many schools see field trips as too expensive or not directly related to learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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9:27 PM | Aspirational Cells
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9:10 PM | The Art and Science of Peppermint
I love the latest video from the folks at USC Dornsife, all about the art and science of peppermint. In addition to being a fun, fast paced and visually pleasing film, this work gives us a lot of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:33 PM | Saudi King Donates $104 Million to Help Restore Food Vouchers to Syrian Refugees
In March of 2011, pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in the city of Deraa in southern Syria after some teenagers who had painted revolutionary slogans on the wall of a school were arrested and tortured by police. Syrian security forces responded to the demonstrations with violence, opening fire on the protestors and killing several of them. The killings outraged Syrians all over the country, fueling a rise in anti-government sentiments. By July, hundreds of thousands of […]
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6:16 PM | Citizen participation in science at the Museum of Science in Boston
This is a guest post from David Sittenfeld, Manager, Forums at the Museum of Science, Boston. FIREFLIES, HEALTHIER CITIES, AND POLICY INPUT: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN SCIENCE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE IN BOSTON At the Museum of Science in Boston, we’ve been exploring three flavors of citizen science over the last half-decade or so. We […]Find more posts like Citizen participation in science at the Museum of Science in Boston by Arvind Suresh (Editor) on the SciStarter Blog. Your […]
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5:58 PM | U.S. Navy Tests Out Powerful New Laser Weapon In Persian Gulf (Video)
According to National Public Radio (NPR)… “It’s not Star Wars on the high seas — but the U.S. Navy says it has made a “historic leap” by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time.”   China released news of a similar drone defense laser system earlier this year. The Chinese system has similar capabilities, but judging by a comparison of the video footage, the new U.S. Navy system appears to be significantly […]
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4:45 PM | Seeing Science: Weekly Science Activity
School and family science weekly spotlight: explore the Stroop effect for family fun. How quickly can you name the colors?
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2:32 PM | How a Teen Knew She was Ready to Teach Computer Coding Skills
A high school junior decided to let her favorite ways to learn guide her when she became the teacher at an orphanage in Cambodia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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2:01 PM | Dr. G’s AGU14 Spotlight – The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic
Comic books, the science classroom, and #AGU14 - see the connection? Read this post to find out how you can begin your incredible plate tectonics journey in San Francisco at the conference!
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9:40 AM | KWS UK – Barley Breeding - YouTube
Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years. We devel...See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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