Spotted Wing Drosophila, a New Invasive Pest in Washington State
MOUNT VERNON, Wash.— In the berry fields of Washington State, a small fly has made its way from California, and is now causing headaches particularly in Washington State for small fruit growers. The Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), or SWD, infests soft fruits with its eggs, ruining the fruit's market value. Named after the spots on their wings, the spotted wing drosophila was first discovered in Puyallup in strawberries. Since then, scientists at Washington State University have been worki
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The Second Law and Energy (Panel)
In this valedictory panel to the two-day symposium, 10 speakers offer brief takes on how the Second Law of Thermodynamics might prove useful in seeking answers to our current energy challenge.
Even before the oil embargo of 1973, Thomas Widmer recalls, Joe Keenan and his MIT colleagues wrote of an “entropy c
Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
Leading an Environmentally Sustainable Enterprise
Climate change poses perhaps the premiere threat to coming generations, says Martin Madaus, but to avoid its worst impacts, we must confront the issue now. To that end, Madaus exhorts business leaders to focus immediately on building environmental sustainability into their operations, as he has begun to do at Millipore.
2 River flow
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
Archives and History
Scholars of “dead tree technologies” feel increasingly uneasy in a culture overwhelmingly consumed with innovation. Although we may “live in a condition of perpetual flux,” David Thorburn hopes that “we won’t allow utopians and futurists to intimidate us.” Moderator Peter Walsh poses a series of questions
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
Detailed video explaining the rainforest biome. Gives an explanation of what is found in the rainforest. Only 6% of the Earth's surface is covered by rainforest. This video shows the climate that a rainforest has, the location of rainforest and the two different kinds of rainforest, tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest, and where they can be found. Run time 03:39.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Reading Recovery-Improving Skills of Struggling Readers
This slection features a slide show whcih begins by providing a method for identifying struggling readers. If a reader is identified as struggling by this method, a step-by-step program for helping them improve is provided. ( 3:40)
Deals with language, development, and research methodology; provides a good demonstration of human sound recognition abilities.
Getting Started: What is OnLocation CS5?
Learn about using an OnLocation workflow to marry Adobe Story scripts and metadata to shots. Bring the shots and their metadata into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing.
Study on the collaborative design process over the internet: A case study on VRML 2.0 specification
In this paper, we analyze the process of VRML 2.0 (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, Version 2.0) specification design for the deeper understanding of Internet-based collaboration. The VRML design process has the characteristics of being open to the public, geographically distributed, long-term, large-scale, and diverse. First, we examine the overall features of the design process by analyzing the VRML mailing list archive statistically. Secondly, we extract prototyping vocabulary (operational
Ebrary H1N1 (influenza) searchable information center
This site has been created by Ebrary to provide a portal to information about HN1NI influenza. It enables users to quickly search for government documents (mainly American agency) plus reports, guidelines, newsletters and manuals from inter-governmental agencies worldwide. Most items can be viewed online and downloaded free of charge. These cover all aspects of the illness including pandemics, public health, medication, symptoms, risk management in the workplace and treatments.
REINVENTING THE WORKSHOP with Lyn Hejinian | Woodberry Poetry Room
Poet, scholar and Radcliffe alum Lyn Hejinian presents the inaugural event in the Woodberry Poetry Room's series, "Reinventing the Workshop," which invites poets to radically reimagine the possibilities of the creative writing workshop. Of her reinvention, Hejinian wrote: "The elements of expertise and inspiration that writers seek, whether in solitude or in the contexts of a workshop, are largely assumed to be requisite tools of an individual who can acquire and use them: the author. This works
Theatre of Cruelties - Lecture 1: The Coming of the Protestant Reformation in France: A Climate of U
Theatre of Cruelties - Lecture 1: The Coming of the Protestant Reformation in France: A Climate of Uncertainty
Inaugural Crawford-Nishi Lecture on Japan and Australia: A Vision for the Future
The Minister for Foreign Affairs discusses where the Australian Government is taking a relationship that Prime Minister Aso recently described as having reached the most productive time in its history. Particularly focussing on: quick, coordinated action through the G20 to get the global economy working again enhancing our already close economic relationship through the early conclusion of a comprehensive free trade agreement turning our bilateral defence cooperation to efforts to improve