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Everyday Mysteries, Webcasts and other products:
- Webcast - Fukushima and its Lessons for Nuclear Safety
- Microbiome: Curator's Choice - Science Reference Guide
- Webcast - Measuring Water from Space
- Webcast - Big Data and the Linkage of Federal Data Resources for Biodiversity Science
- Webcast - Plant Hunters with Constance Carter - Journeys & Crossroads
- Updated and expanded -
Community Cookbooks - Selected Titles from Across the United States - An interactive guide with full text, sorting, maps and more.
- American Cocktail Books, 1869-1939
Selected Titles from Library of Congress Collections
- Webcast: Climate and Wildfires in the 21st Century - Dr. Douglas Morton is a forest carbon scientist. He speaks about satellite data and climate models that have projected drier conditions and an increase in of extreme events, likely leading to more fire activity across the United States in coming decades.
- Webcast: The Moody Sun - Dr. Holly Gilbert speaks about solar storms and how these dynamic phenomena interact with the Earth's magnetic field. Dr. Gilbert describes their journey from the Sun to throughout the Solar System and discuss how the Sun's changing behavior impacts you.
- #BioenergizeMe Research Strategy Guide - Companion guide to the Department of Energy Virtual Science Reference Fair (Science Reference Guide)
Resource Library 2015 - Companion guide to the Department of Energy Virtual Science Reference Fair (Science Reference Guide)
- Webcast: Saturn’s Moon Titan: A Future Abode for Life? - Dr. Carrie Anderson will discussed what we've learned about Titan with NASA’s Flagship Cassini mission and the similarities and differences between Titan’s exotic atmosphere and that of our home planet. (November, 2014)
- Webcast: Magnifying the Universe with Jane Rigby, NASA astrophysicist and deputy project scientist for operations for the James Webb Telescope. Demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.
- Webcast: Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima - with Professor Timothy Mousseau, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
- Webcast: Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation - Analyst and renowned terrorism expert Gabriel Weimann discussed his new book "Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation." (July 2014)
- Diets and Dieting:
A History of Weight Loss in America - Science Reference Guide (July 2014)
- Science Projects
in Biology, Natural History and Agriculture - Science Tracer Bullet - (Revised June 2014)
- Nanotechnology - Science Tracer Bullet 13-5 (Revised June 2014)
- Extraterrestrial Real Estate: Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover with . Pamela Conrad, deputy principal investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- WEBCAST: Translational Medicine - Bench to Bedside.A panel discussion on the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure. The panel focused on genetics and translational medicine, which takes discoveries in the laboratories (bench) and uses it in the field (bedside). Participants will include Orla M. Smith, managing editor of Science Translational Medicine, who will chair the panel; Nobel Laureate James Watson of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratories; and others.
- Cancer, magnets, and heat: Can nanotechnology provide new solutions for old problems? Presented by Dr. Robert Ivkov, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
- "Create Your Future Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward-Focused Mindset." Bruce Rosenstein will speaks about applying Peter Drucker’s time-tested leadership principles to today’s challenges, enriching both your professional and private life.
- Cosmology from
Ancient Greece to Today - Webcast - Michelle Thaller, astrobiologist and assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. According to Thaller, ancient Greeks had sophisticated, gear-controlled astronomical "computers," which remained unrivaled in accuracy and complexity until the 18th century. With the advent of space-based observatories and supercomputers, the Earth’s position has been mapped relative to millions of other galaxies covering billions of light years of distance.
- Lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and new tactics for the STI ecosystem - Webcast - Professor Tateo Arimoto, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan, and Director General of the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), Japan.
- Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes - Webcast - Owen Kelley, research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center discusses NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite and the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification.
- Space Science Projects - Science Tracer Bullet - (Updated December 2013)
- Green Roofs - Science Tracer Bullet - (Updated November 2013)