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7 article(s) for April 2013

  • Big and Open Data!

    Posted 04/26/2013 by John Demboski | Comments
    Data associated with museum specimens is found on tags, in handwritten catalogs and field notes, and increasingly, in relational databases.  These databases let us to manage our collections, track use, map our specimens, add associated images and publications, and publish our holdings to larger data…
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  • Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. April 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks all about dark matter. He covers three recent stories -  the Plank mission’s release of the fir…
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  • It is a very exciting time for archaeology indeed! Recently there have been a bunch of amazing new archaeological discoveries.  I thought I would share a few here and continue to update as new ones are made.   The combination of new scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials, such as …
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  • Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. March 2013 -- Dr. Ka Chun Yu talks about space weather and the Earth’s magnetosphere, the Voyager spacecraft at the edge of interstel…
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  • Thank you to Dr. Moehring for this thoughtful email, and for providing more information on lactose intolerance. We greatly value feedback from our members and online audiences, and are encouraged by the discourse the article, "Today's Paleo Diet" has inspired. Sincerely,Nicole ----- Dear Dr. Garn…
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  • April Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).   2013 Sky Calendars 2012 Sky Calendars . JanuaryFebruaryMarch April . January February March April May June July August September Octob…
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  • Steve Nash, Curator of Archaeology, and Rick Wicker, Photographer Today, we had the remarkable experience of actually going into the Gokhran, roughly translated as "Reserves of the Diamond Fund". This Russian institution has held the most valuable national treasures since 1920. The Gokhran supplies …
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