Tag: engineering

STEM fun on Pinterest

Fun for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fans this summer!  As the Assistant Faculty Librarian for Science and Technology I have an interest in all things STEM.  As a mother of a 3 year old I have an interest

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New e-resources for you this Spring – ebook collections

We are pleased to offer new ebook collections from Wiley, MIT, Ebsco and ICE in support of Engineering and Computer Science.  These are currently available through the following platforms: Via the Discovery Service Ebsco Mobile Technology 2014 ebook Collection Ebsco Civil Engineering 2015 ebook Collection Ebsco

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Off campus access problems for BCIS and ISURV (resolved)

The library ‘off campus passwords’ page lists usernames and passwords for off campus access to the e-resources BCIS and ISURV. Neither of these passwords are working currently, the supplier is investigating. In the meantime, both resources can still be accessed

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Access Engineering temporarily available only on campus and via Web Proxy (resolved)

Update 16.02.15 – AccessEngineering is now available both on and off campus and may be accessed without use of the Web Proxy Service.

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Knovel database trial

A trial of Knovel is available until Tuesday, 17 February.  Knovel is a search platform for engineers.  It features interactive search results which can be customised and integrated into teaching programmes, student coursework or research. Trial link: http://app.knovel.com/web/

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Free trial: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

We are pleased to offer free trial access to the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library until 8 May.

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Top Predictions for the Next Hundred Years

The BBC recently asked for top predictions for the next hundred years, inspired by American Civil Engineer John Elfreth Watkins’ hypotheses in 1900: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966 Here are what BBC viewers have sent in. What do you think will happen? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16536598

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Mieders Toboggan Run

With a length of 2.8 km and a vertical descent of 640 m, the summer luge at Mieders in Austria has got to be one of the best roller coaster rides around. This is what it looks like if you

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The Curta Calculator

TOTD can remember when, back in the mid-1980s, the Department of Geography still had a variety of whacky calculating devices. These included a number of pinwheel machines, and even a large desktop machine with a Nixie tube display (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixie_tube). Best

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Bloodhound Supersonic Car

This week, the man behind the car that broke the sound barrier will be delivering a talk at the University. Here’s a video of the Bloodhound Car in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DN4zgVh8_yc It’ll be interesting to see if this appears on a

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