Tag: science

New digital botany resource: Global Plants

Discover the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens.  An important resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies, Global Plants is the largest community-contributed database used by students and researchers worldwide of its kind. 

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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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Art, artificial networks, and the construction of reality

Artificial Neural Networks use well known mathematical methods to help computers learn to recognise and interpret patterns from experience, allowing them to classify images and recognise speech.  Layers of decision making ask what structure something has and then assesses it in more

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Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

It is that time of year when television weather reports are often accompanied by pollen forecasts. This reminded me of a new journal title that the library now has access to titled, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This electronic

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New Subscription – GFF

GFF is a new library subscription journal available in print and electronically. It is one of the oldest scientific journals with a particular focus on northern Europe. The print run starts at 2015 with an article on Carboniferous tetrapod footprints

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New trial: Jove video database of scientific methods

A new trial from Jove offers video tutorials on various scientific methods until 30 May 2014.

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SciTech Update March 2014

The lastest edition of SciTech update is available for download from the website

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Undulatus Asperatus

No, not the latest addition to the Hogwarts spell book. This is a new type of cloud that the Cloud Appreciation Society hopes will be formally recognised by the World Meteorological Society and added to the International Cloud Atlas, making

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Tesla Day

Today is the birthday of Serbian-American inventor, scientist and engineer Nikola Tesla. His inventions and innovations have inspired much work in the history of science fiction, particularly steampunk. Here is some more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

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Brains: The Mind as Matter

The University of Portsmouth is involved in this exhibition at the Wellcome Trust about the human brain: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/brains.aspx  

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