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  Science, Chemistry, Energy ClassNotes #2 Dr McConeghy
If science weren't by far the most dependable method for controlling the world that has ever been devised, then systems like the telephones, the internet or ATMs would be totally impossible, not to mention air travel, modern manufacturing, genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, etc. etc..
Science is a process which involves describing and establishing facts about the world, and then, testing those facts to see if they are correct.
Science has established a huge number of facts about the world, far more than can be understood or learned by any one person.
mmcconeghy.com /tutorials/classnotes2science.html   (1721 words)

 Promoting Science Through America's Colonial Press - The Early America Review, Summer 1997
The core of this paper around which many insights develop is that despite the limited exposure of science in the colonial press, the newspaper was integral to the development of an experimental science, itself integral to the burgeoning capitalist society of a pre-revolutionary, colonial America.
The connection to British science and the Royal Society is under less of a strain than in the later period.
Thus, science in the press followed market and governmental forms with a structure of specialization and representation which I term 'republican science,' a form of public science that continues today.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/summer97/science.html   (3223 words)

 Science Fair Projects - 1766
1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar).
Science kits, science lessons, science toys, maths toys, hobby kits, science games and books - these are some of many products that can help give your kid an edge in their science fair projects, and develop a tremendous interest in the study of science.
When shopping for a science kit or other supplies, make sure that you carefully review the features and quality of the products.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/1766   (462 words)

 Rocky Road: Antoine Lavoisier
Born in 1743 to a wealthy upper-middle-class family, Lavoisier was elected to the Académie des Sciences at the age of just 23.
Soon after, he shocked many of his friends and colleagues by joining a deeply despised profit-driven tax-collecting firm and marrying the 13-year-old daughter one of the firm's senior members.
At the time, most geologists believed that earth's ancient landmasses had been submerged under a giant ocean, and that this universal sea was responsible for the layers of sediments they found.
www.strangescience.net /lavoisier.htm   (523 words)

 Dalton, John: 1766-1844 - Atomic Theory Originator
John Dalton was born in Eaglesfield, England, on September 6, 1766 into a Quaker family.
Dalton attended school until the age of twelve, when he became a teacher and taught for the rest of his life.
Dalton became interested in the natural sciences when a friend introduced him to meteorology.
www.light-science.com /daltonjohn.html   (759 words)

 Contemplating a warmer Arctic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ned Rozell is a science writer at the institute.
If recent warming of the north continues, the sea ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean each summer will disappear by the year 2100, and there doesn’t appear to be any natural switch to turn off the change, according to a group of more than 20 scientists.
Richard Moritz of the University of Washington’s Polar Science Center said he wanted the group to subject the notion that the far north was on a warmer path to a test that might further validate the likelihood of an ice-free Arctic Ocean.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF17/1766.html   (660 words)

 Fission yeast CENP-B homologs nucleate centromeric heterochromatin by promoting heterochromatin-specific histone tail ...
Science, August 22, 2003; 301(5636): 1069 - 1074.
Science, September 27, 2002; 297(5590): 2232 - 2237.
Science, September 13, 2002; 297(5588): 1833 - 1837.
www.genesdev.org /cgi/content/abstract/16/14/1766   (670 words)

 Science News
But during the monsoons, these viruses probably become diluted in swollen lakes and rivers, leaving the cholera microbe, Vibrio cholerae, without this natural enemy.
When poor sanitation permits feces from a cholera patient to enter a water supply, the bacteria spread to other people.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(Feb. 17):2123–2128.
www.phschool.com /science/science_news/articles/phage_attack.html   (433 words)

 'English' education provides science for the few - 27 April 1991 - New Scientist
Children taught science in countries where the education system is modelled on the English state school system score the highest marks.
But a study of science education carried out for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement criticises the English-style system for educating so few to this standard.
In the Second International Science Study, coordinated by the Australian Council for Educational Research, pupils in the last year of secondary school in 24 countries were given standard tests in general science, physics, chemistry and biology.
www.newscientist.com /article/mg13017662.600.html   (273 words)

 CO2 Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rogers, D.J. and Randolph, S.E.  2000.  The global spread of malaria in a future, warmer world.  Science 289: 1763-1766.
Science for all your greenhouse gas reporting needs.
Is carbon dioxide a harmful air pollutant, or is it an amazingly effective aerial fertilizer?
www.co2science.org /scripts/CO2ScienceB2C/articles/V3/N24/EDIT.jsp   (268 words)

 Georgia FACES - UGA gets grant for public school 'science of food'
By Faith Peppers University of Georgia With Georgia public schools struggling to meet the global demand for science education, the University of Georgia has secured a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to create "The Science Behind Our Food" for classroom teachers.
"That's the basis for this program." Results from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education showed that when asked about their qualifications to teach plant biology, only 46 percent of teachers reported they were very well qualified.
A startup summer institute, with teachers, GTFs and UGA faculty members, will develop programs to assess the science learning objectives that are hardest for students to master or for teachers to get across with available resources.
georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu /viewtext.cfm?id=1766   (696 words)

 Sciences and Environment - Hampshire College - Amherst, MA
The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through this program.
What really distinguishes this website is the author's emphasis on the aspects of science careers that often go unmentioned; he advocates for the need to critically evaluate science and its role in society.
Yes, there are career postings and tools to help locate science jobs by region or concentration, but there is also a lot of personal advice in the form of articles and opinion pieces on what it means to be a scientist.
www.hampshire.edu /cms/index.php?id=1766   (587 words)

To study the physiological role of insulin signaling in the brain, the authors created mice with a neuron-specific disruption of the insulin receptor gene (no-insulin-receptor knockout mice = NIRKO mice).
The authors conclude that the prevalence of obesity and diabetes continues to increase among US adults, and that interventions are needed to improve physical activity and diet in communities nationwide.
Science 268, 1185-1188 (1995) Related Background: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY OF DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS Nature 2001 414:813 The following points are made by Michael Brownlee: 1) All forms of diabetes are characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and the development of diabetes-specific microvascular pathology in the retina, renal glomerulus and peripheral nerve.
scienceweek.com /2003/sw030606.htm   (9488 words)

 MIT Museum - Collections & Research - Science & Technology
The MIT Museum Science and Technology Collection preserves artifacts of historical interest and significance that document the intellectual, educational, and social-cultural-political history of MIT and MIT’s role in the history of modern science and technology.
The staff has collaborated with teachers at the Institute and area colleges and universities to introduce students to various aspects of the history of science and technology through material culture.
While you may wish to make a preliminary inquiry by telephone or e-mail, all formal offers to the Museum must be made in writing and include as much detail about the items in question as possible.
web.mit.edu /museum/collections/science.html   (413 words)

 The Science House - Countertop Chemistry
However, he did not realize that the gas was a pure substance.
In 1766, Cavendish determined that the flammable material was a distinct substance when he was able to produce the gas by causing a variety of acids and several metals to react.
Acid solutions should be poured down the sink and followed with water to clear the plumbing.
www.science-house.org /learn/CountertopChem/exp8.html   (458 words)

 Federal Electricity Restructuring Legislation
Energy Science and Technology Enhancement Act of 2002 - Sets forth a national energy research, development, demonstration, and technology deployment program that operates as an integral part of the national climate change strategy in partnership with industry, the national laboratories, and institutions of higher learning.
Includes within such program: (1) energy efficiency; (2) renewable energy; (3) fossil energy; (4) nuclear energy; (5) fundamental energy science; and (6) critical energy infrastructure protection research and development.
Instructs the Secretary of Commerce to: (1) submit to Congress a plan of action for a National Climate Service under the National Climate Program; and (2) initiate a program to develop innovative standards and measurement technologies to calculate greenhouse gas emissions.
www.eia.doe.gov /cneaf/electricity/page/restruct_bills/s1766.html   (743 words)

 Anti-Spam Solutions and Security, Part 2
While some of these proposed options report to have effectively stopped spam in limited tests, they do not take into account that spammers adapt their code rapidly, on the order of days or weeks -- a good solution today is unlikely to be a good solution tomorrow.
Dr. Krawetz is considered one of the leading experts in spam research and anti-spam technologies.
In addition to studying the nature of spam, he leads the External Threat Assessment Team (ETAT) at Secure Science Corporation, a professional services and software company that develops advanced technology dedicated to protecting online assets.
securityfocus.com /infocus/1766   (2067 words)

 No. 1766: Doctors and Detectives
Thus the great detective's propensity for close observation and his famous capacity for deduction derive from the medical practice of one Scottish physician.
But the method of Joe Bell was a harbinger of the power and popularity of modern science.
By the turn of the century, the Sherlock Holmes tales had become best sellers, the first real popular blockbusters.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1766.htm   (716 words)

 1767 in science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The year 1767 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here.
See also: 1766 in science, other events of 1767, 1768 in science and the list of years in science.
This page was last modified 18:13, 8 December 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1767_in_science   (88 words)

 1766 in science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CFCC seeks faculty for spring semester - Ocala.com
At the Levy Center, instructors are needed in: Biological Science and Environment; College Preparatory English I and II; Economics; English Composition I and...
The year 1766 CE in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/1/17/1766_in_science.html   (166 words)

 The Science Advisory Board - Protocols, Product Reviews, Member Forum, and Science News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Members are asked to submit no more than five database reviews per month so that the postings reflect the diversity of The Science Advisory Board.
Join The Science Advisory Board, an international panel of over 31,000 life science and medical professionals formed in 1997.
The Science Advisory Board is a registered service mark of BioInformatics, LLC.
www.scienceboard.net /resources/databases.asp?linkId=1766   (279 words)

 Chemistry : Periodic Table : hydrogen : historical information
Robert Boyle (1627-1691; English chemist and physicist) published a paper ("New experiments touching the relation betwixt flame and air") in 1671 in which he described the reaction between iron filings and dilute acids which results in the evolution of gaseous hydrogen ("inflammable solution of Mars" [iron]).
However it was only much later that it was recognized as an element by Henry Cavendish (1731-1810; an English chemist and physicist who also independently discovered nitrogen) in 1766 when he collected it over mercury and described it as "inflammable air from metals".
Cavendish described accurately hydrogen's properties but thought erroneously that the gas originated from the metal rather than from the acid.
www.webelements.com /webelements/elements/text/H/hist.html   (722 words)

 Climate Science Forum, Spring 2005
Hansen published the assertion on 28 April in Science Express
The extra energy is equivalent to one night-light shining on every square meter of the surface of Earth.  The difference (in Watts) is the energy imbalance of the planet, which has been growing steadily since about 1960.
The Editor is pleased to acknowledge the assistance of John Cybulski, Brett Ferber, David Rodenhuis, Lawrence Feinberg, and Mark Gunzelman for critical reviews of the content of this issue.
www.climate-science.org   (383 words)

 Science/AAAS | Selected Abstracts
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© 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
AAAS is a partner of HINARI, AGORA, PatientInform, CrossRef, and COUNTER.
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 Energy cost and muscular activity required for propulsion during walking -- Gottschall and Kram 94 (5): 1766 -- Journal ...
Energy cost and muscular activity required for propulsion during walking -- Gottschall and Kram 94 (5): 1766 -- Journal of Applied Physiology
Science, September 9, 2005; 309(5741): 1725 - 1728.
Energy cost and muscular activity required for leg swing during walking
jap.physiology.org /cgi/content/abstract/94/5/1766   (430 words)

 The Climate Change Commitment -- Wigley 307 (5716): 1766 -- Science
The Climate Change Commitment -- Wigley 307 (5716): 1766 -- Science
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 Michael J. Bedzyk - Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University
Michael J. Bedzyk - Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University
Liu, Y. Zhang, D. Goswami, J.S. Okasinski, K. Salaita, P. Sun, M.J. Bedzyk, C.A. Mirkin, Science 307, 1763-1766 (2005).
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
www.matsci.northwestern.edu /faculty/mjb.html   (391 words)

 JAMA -- Leaving the Clinic, June 10, 1998, Taylor 279 (22): 1766   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JAMA -- Leaving the Clinic, June 10, 1998, Taylor 279 (22): 1766
Since this article does not have an abstract, we have provided the first 109 words of the full text and any section headings.
But then you saw how a small rain
jama.ama-assn.org /cgi/content/extract/279/22/1766   (43 words)

 Phage Attack: Antibacterial virus might suppress cholera: Science News Online, Jan. 15, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Phage Attack: Antibacterial virus might suppress cholera: Science News Online, Jan. 15, 2005
Bacteria-attacking viruses that infect bacteria hold cholera bacteria in check throughout most of the year except during the rainy season when these viruses become diluted.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(Feb. 17):2123-2128.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20050115/fob8ref.asp   (91 words)

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