From Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, November 15, 2014, p.42, there is a brief description, of highly-rated Periodic Videos. 118 of them have been done, and are being revised by a group of chemists at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Try out this interactive periodic table!
UNESCO has launched the World Library of Science. “The library will be accessible to internet users everywhere in the world, at no cost. The majority of the content is for university-level students, giving them resources to ‘complement their learning’.” Target groups are students and teachers in the more underdeveloped parts of the world, especially, Africa. “The library – WLoS – ‘contains’ more than 300 articles, 25 eBooks and some 70 videos, as well as a digital platform that “provides a community hub” for learning, according to UNESCO, which created the site jointly with the international Nature Education publishing group and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche.
“The library – WLoS – ‘contains’ more than 300 articles, 25 eBooks and some 70 videos, as well as a digital platform that “provides a community hub” for learning, according to UNESCO, which created the site jointly with the international Nature Education publishing group and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche.”
From ResearchBuzz Saturday Afternoon Buzz, November 15th, 2014, Tara Calishain
I SCIENCE has achieved 28 issues. It is a topical, well-written magazine about issues and trends in the science world. Sometimes, the issues are themed, e.g.: Issue 27 is subtitled “The Moral Issue”. From their Homepage, one can link to Blogs, Features, Podcasts & Videos, Reviews, Magazine (issues) and Contacts. It doesn’t appear to be searchable, but browsing can be fun and interesting. Issue 28 (July 2014) on extremes or superlatives, includes articles about extremophiles, super evolutionary adaptations, the speed/physics of catamarans, human body extremes, ocean bottoms, the deep web and nanotechnology.
From GEN’s “Best of the Web”, Jan. 15, 2014, there is a glowing review of http://www.bioinformatics.org which makes available an assortment of resources for everyone, from beginners to experts. There is introductory information, databases, software development projects, and analytical tools, such as PrimerX, which automate the design of mutagenic PCR primers.
GenEngNews – http://gen.epubxp.com/t/13060/2
Cold Spring Harbor has provided a website with complete lab protocols for classroom experiments exploring the use of RNA interference in Caenorhabditis elegans, RNAi in C. elegans http://www.silencinggenomes.org
There are 7 modules as part of the process for manipulating genes of C. elegans.
From GENENGNEWS, Jan. 15, 2014, “Best of the Web”
International Year of Crystallography (IYCr 2014)
- Author: ChemistryViews.org
- Published: 01 January 2014
- Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
The International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr 2014) highlights the continuing importance of crystallography.
It celebrates the centennial of X-ray diffraction. William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg showed that diffracted X-rays can be used to map the positions of atoms within a crystal. This allowed the detailed study of crystalline material.
Additionally, it commemorates the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s first studies which lead in 1611 to the observation of the symmetrical form of ice crystals. This was the beginning of the wider study of the role of symmetry in matter.
- Official Webpage: International Year of Crystallography (IYCr 2014)
- Opening Ceremony of the IYCr2014, 20 January 2014 to 21 January 2014, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
- Other Events
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This excellent website is divided into 6 parts: Neuroscience, Brain Basics, Sensing/Thinking/Behaving, Diseases and Disorders, Across the Lifespan, and In Society
Reviewed by GEN, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Dec. 2013
“The GeneEd website was created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a helpful resource for the teaching and learning of genetics. On the site, visitors can find labs and experiments, fact sheets, and teacher resources on topics including DNA forensics, genetic conditions, evolution, and biostatistics. First-time visitors will want to start their journey by looking over the Topics tab at the top of the page. There are 40 different thematic areas here consisting of articles, video clips, webcasts, and links to additional quality resources vetted by the GeneEd web team. The Labs & Experiments section includes virtual labs that explore the genetics of different organisms as well as links to resources provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Young people may also wish to take a look at the Careers in Genetics section as it features interviews with scientists that will inspire and delight.”
Source: The Scout Report — Volume 19, Number 32 (HTML) Univ. Wisconsin
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the “Science Matters” newsletter to inform the general public about its research and advocacy activities on behalf of the American public. The newsletter was first published in 2010, and is a terrific source of information on everything from green chemistry to renewable energy. In the About this Issue area, visitors can learn about the topical focus of each issue. In the Science Features, visitors can read articles such as “Nanomaterials: Harnessing the Potential, Understanding the Risks” and “Partnerships for a Safer Chemical Future.” Users shouldn’t miss the Ask a Scientist feature, which profiles a different EPA scientist in each issue. The In the News area brings together updates about new partnerships with colleges, universities, and international collaborators. [KMG]”
Source: The Scout Report (Univ. of Wisconsin) — May 3, 2013