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October 08, 2014

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2:14 PM | Premio Nobel Chimica 2014: premiata la microscopia fluorescente
A Stoccolma il premio nobel per la chimica 2014 è andato a Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell e William E. Moerne. I vincitori sono riusciti a creare un nuovo tipo di microscopia, molto più dettagliata rispetto a quelle attualmente esistenti.…Read more →
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2:04 PM | Premio Nobel fisica 2014: premio agli inventori dei led
La luce che ha illuminato il mondo. Così da Stoccolma il comitato che assegna il premio più ambito ha definito l'invenzione dei diodi a emissione di luce blu che ha cambiato la vita di tutti noi, oltre che permettere di utilizzare l'energia in modo meno invasivo Read more →

October 07, 2014

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2:45 PM | UC3, PLOS, and DataONE join forces to build incentives for data sharing
We are excited to announce that UC3, in partnership with PLOS and DataONE, are launching a new project to develop data-level metrics (DLMs). This 12-month project is funded by an Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) grant from the National Science Foundation, and will result in a suite of metrics that track and measure data use. The […]

October 06, 2014

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3:04 PM | Tasi e Tari 2014: ecco come si calcolano
La scadenza per il pagamento è tra pochi giorni: il 16 ottobre. Arriva la Tasi, la temibile imposta che colpirà presto non solo i proprietari di case, ma anche gli inquilini. Molti si interrogano ancora sui meccanismi alla base delle nuove…Read more →
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1:06 PM | Post migration settling in
We migrated to a new server and updated our software. See here: http://scientopical.scientopia.org/2014/10/02/server-migration/ There might be some settling in issues. Let me know if you see anything here. I suspect my code on the sidebar needs attention - which I do not have time to give it   Also, comments might get caught in pending […]

October 04, 2014

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1:28 PM | Studi geologici nell’area archeologica marina di Sinuessa per la valorizzazione del sito
In Campania, nell’area archeologica marina sommersa di Sinuessa, città romana risalente al III secolo a.C,  da circa due anni il Laboratorio di Chimica Ambientale del Centro di Ricerca ENEA di Portici svolge studi geologici e rilievi geomorfologici sui reperti dell’antico…Read more →

October 02, 2014

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4:40 AM | Around the Web: 21 recent reports relevant to higher education, libraries and librarianship
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries and higher education. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed…

October 01, 2014

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7:49 PM | Call for Papers IASSIST 2015
IASSIST (International Association of Social Science Information Services and Technology) announces a Call for Papers for IASSIST 2015, which will be held June 2-5 in Minneapolis, MN.  
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4:55 PM | Teaching Like a Ninja!
I attended a really terrific continuing education event last Friday, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN) and the Western Massachusetts Health Information Consortium (WHMIC). It featured two excellent speakers and a “sold-out” crowd. First, Rebecca Blanchard, PhD, MEd, from Baystate Health, Academic Affairs Division, led us through a session focusing on the […]

September 30, 2014

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4:01 PM | Premiata Una Catanese Tra Gli Ingegneri Italiani Vincitori Di Un Progetto Di Ricerca In Nord America
La neolaureata Loredana Pagano vincitrice della borsa di studio Cni-IssnafRead more →
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3:56 PM | Da oggi a Roma i primi taxi d’Italia 100% elettrici, primo passo verso l’era della mobilità green
URI, 3570 e Nissan hanno presentato le prime vetture a impatto 0. Presto la sperimentazione coinvolgerà anche Firenze, Milano e altre città italiane.Read more →
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3:53 PM | La statua di San Michele Arcangelo e del Drago posta in sicurezza nel Museo del Duomo di Orvieto su basi antisismiche dell’ENEA
La statua di bronzo  di San Michele Arcangelo e del Drago, originariamente collocata sulla facciata del Duomo di Orvieto *, dopo il suo recente restauro è stata posta in sicurezza all’interno del Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Orvieto su un…Read more →
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3:40 PM | Scoperta la vera età del lago più antico d’Europa
Lo studio, pubblicato sulla rivista Eos, è stata realizzato da un team internazionale con l’importante contributo dei ricercatori dell’Università di PisaRead more →
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3:32 PM | “Behaviourlabs”, Tecnologia A Supporto Della Sanità – Autismo, Arrivano Da Dallas I Robot Firmati Dalla Startup Etnea
Il team siciliano si è classificato al terzo posto al concorso nazionale CNI “Scintille” Via alla commercializzazione degli androidi intelligenti Read more →
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3:24 PM | Scoperta una nuova fonte di raggi gamma nell’Universo
La ricerca, a cui ha collaborato anche l’Università di Pisa, è stata pubblicata sull’ultimo numero di agosto della rivista ScienceRead more →
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2:55 PM | Cloud Backup
I’m going to come right out and say that Dropbox is not a sufficient backup. If all you have are files in a Dropbox folder that are synced to the cloud, you should not consider your files to be backed … Continue reading →
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12:14 PM | Reading Diary: No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state by Glenn Greenwald
This is one scary book. Never mind The Exorcist or Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy, this is the real thing. And that’s because unlike those authors’ fevered dreams of gods and devils and vampires and plagues, the nightmare that all of our governments are spying on is really real. And we…

September 29, 2014

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2:00 PM | Scholarly articles and other sources about the Ebola outbreak
While there has been some high quality news reporting about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it is also easy to find vague, misleading or erroneous information about the disease and the outbreak.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:27 PM | The Dash Partners Meeting
This past Thursday, 30 University of California system librarians, developers, and colleagues from nine of the ten campuses assembled at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Library for a discussion of the Dash service. If you weren’t aware, Dash is a University of California project to create a platform that allows researchers to easily describe, deposit and share […]

September 26, 2014

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8:20 PM | Challenges of Self Learning
Submitted by Donna Kafel,  e-Science Coordinator,  University of Massachusetts Medical School Data Visualization, Research Methods in Information, How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, Interactive Web Design, Blindspot, the Harvard Edx course “Introduction to Computer Science.” These are just a …read more
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4:45 PM | Friday Fun: Night owls are psychopaths, the perils of cat ownership and more: The Ig Nobel Prizes 2014!
The Ig Nobel prizes were awarded last week and as usual they are hilarious. And this time around a Canadian was included! Yay Canada! What are the Ig Nobel prizes? For the uninitiated they are a mock set of awards given out at a lavish ceremony at Harvard every year for interesting and bizarre real…
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12:17 PM | Around the Web: Science Policy!
Science Advice: Cultivating the necessary functions in Canada A rough guide to science advice Principles and politics of scientific advice What do policymakers want from academics? Tips for Academics Who Want to Engage Policymakers Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making Top 20 things politicians need to know about science 12 things policy-makers…
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7:05 AM | Science & Open Access: Ein angespanntes Verhältnis
Ein Jahr nach Bohannons Open Access Sting steht das geplante Open-Access-Journal des Science-Verlags in der Kritk

September 25, 2014

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12:06 AM | FlipQuiz: A Great New Teaching Tool
I’m teaching Health Sciences Librarianship for the University of Rhode Island’s Library and Information Studies graduate program this semester. Sometimes, I think we can learn as much being a teacher as we do being a student. In this case, I’ve been learning to use a number of new tools, new concepts, and new ways to teach […]

September 24, 2014

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3:33 PM | Tools for evaluating scholarly journals
In an information-rich age, one of my main functions as a librarian isn’t helping people find material, but helping them evaluate the material they find. In the past, I’ve discussed how publishers... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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