Bibliodoptera, by Peter Torpey and Elena Jessop, graduate students in Media Arts and Sciences
Location: Corridor along the Hayden Library Courtyard (map)
A cloud of vellum butterflies, newly emerged from the chrysalis of MIT’s diverse library pages, floats above in the corridor between the Lewis and Hayden Libraries. This installation is an unobtrusive but strikingly beautiful symbol of the guiding knowledge of the arts and humanities that have been developed and pursued at MIT over the last
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This unit will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
Senior Prom - Nick Terry, Jessica Weight
Director and editor Nick Terry and actress Jessica Weight talk about the film Senior Prom. This mockumentary is a comical take on the sometimes painful and awkward high school experience. And the dance is only the beginning for this group prom-goers, as they navigate the aftermath of the experience.
SSSA: Soil Science Society of America
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional organization dedicated to the advancement of "the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use." After viewing SSSA's bylaws, researchers can learn about the annual international meeting held in Seattle from October 31st through November 4t
The Whyfiles Spring Break Edition: Bad News on Skin Cancer
You are unlikely to meet anyone these days who has never heard that UV radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, but scientific inquiry into this unfortunate fact is far from over. This Whyfiles feature offers an in-depth explanation of the sun-skin cancer connection, beginning with a highly readable, explanatory introduction to UV radiation, forms of skin cancer, and the ozone layer. This background information sets the groundwork for the next section, an intriguing look at epidemiological
Wetlands International: Ramsar Sites Database Service
One significant outcome of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (an intergovernmental conservation treaty signed in 1971, in Ramsar, Iran) was the development of the Ramsar Sites, or Wetlands of International Importance. Managed by Wetlands International, the Ramsar Sites Database Service provides concise information about each Ramsar Site and also allows visitors to examine "Ramsar Sites across geographic and thematic boundaries, useful and necessary for maintaining an overview of a global network
The California State University Stanislaus developed these interactive chemistry Web tutorials to assist college students in mass spectrometry, proton NMR chemical shifts, and more. With the many animations and figures, visitors will find assistance with the subtraction and absorption of light and with infrared absorption frequencies for numerous compounds. The titration tutorials simulate laboratory experiments without the hazards of dealing with chemicals. Students will also find a very inform
IEEE-USA: Today's Engineer
IEEE-USA, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, maintains this monthly Webzine to inform industry workers and professionals about issues relevant to their careers. Business trends, ethics, public policy, engineering performance, and management are just a few of the focus areas addressed in Today's Engineer. Reader polls provide insight into thoughts and values of engineers around the country. The Web site also keeps archives of both career and policy feature stories th
Report: Pro-Islamic Hackers Gear up for Cyberwar
An October 29, 2002 news article in USA Today describes a recent surge in activity of politically motivated hackers and cyber terrorists. The attacks, which range from Web site defacements to viruses and worms, are probably being perpetrated by individuals opposed to the US war on terrorism and action in Iraq.
Advanced Manufacturing: Tomorrow's Ideas at Work Today
This is the home page of a Canadian-based technical magazine that covers new technology and developments in advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing technologies "include 'hard' technologies like design engineering tools, industrial automation equipment, and software systems and 'soft' technologies like lean manufacturing." All of the articles are free online, and new issues come out monthly. There are numerous features in each edition that discuss the global marketplace, manufacturing str
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website promotes the agency's work to protect human and natural resources in the state. Users can find out the latest Texas environmental news and hot topics. Educators and students can find an abundance of materials dealing with air quality, water quality, and waste. Through the many documents at this website, users can familiarize themselves with the Texas environmental laws and policies. Researchers can learn how to obtain TCEQ data and pub
US Climate Change Science Program
This Web site offers a portal to the recently held Planning Workshop for Scientists and Stakeholders, convened by the Bush administration to set the research agenda for its US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). Clicking on Library will call up the draft strategic plan for the CCSP, which may be downloaded in whole or in part. The Web site also provides an overview of the meetings and the program, along with various publications and white papers also available to download. Climate change rese
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