Global Synthesis of Biomes and the Latest Science

DUBLIN, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes” book from Elsevier Science and Technology has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All the book’s chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication.

Key features:

  • Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources
  • Authored and edited by top scientists in the field
  • Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic
  • Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those
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MSU’s Science Gallery Detroit hosts free innovative design exhibition | MSUToday

Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit is pleased to announce its third annual exhibition, FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency, which will open on Sept. 11 during Detroit Month of Design and run through Dec. 11 at Bedrock’s 1001 Woodward Building in downtown Detroit. The entire season is free and open to the public.


This year’s exhibition theme will explore humanity’s nuanced relationship to various forms of design and the impact it has on the future. Further, the exhibition will illustrate three key themes as they relate to design: the impact of technology on society, design and systemic change, and the creation of participatory design processes for a sustainable future. FUTURE PRESENT will include works from more than one dozen national and international artists, scientists and researchers; and, four commissioned pieces, including three from three Detroit-based emerging artists. Guest curators for the exhibition include Olga Stella of Design

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Professor honored for work introducing gender and feminist theory into social science studies

Sharon Traweek, associate professor of gender studies and history in the UCLA College, has received the Bernal prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science. The prize was awarded in recognition of Traweek’s internationally recognized work and in particular her pioneering methods helped to introduce ethnography, cultural analysis, gender and feminist theory into social science studies, all while providing exceptional mentorship to younger scholars in the field.

Traweek teaches and conducts research on 20th and 21st century “technosciences,” attending to their embodied gendered performance of subject formation of expertise, knowledge crafting, migration and narrative practices, including their strategic engagements with the global political economies in which they are embedded.

Her ethnographic, archival and theoretical work is informed by feminist epistemology and science studies, plus debates about affect, governmentality, intersectionality, performance and practice. Traweek is now engaged in or advising research collaborations based in Denmark, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom

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New Packages from Vernier and SAM Labs Help Middle School Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Their Instruction

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

“The new Vernier Coding with SAM Labs packages provide a cost-effective solution for teachers looking to introduce data collection and entry-level coding using SAM Labs with Vernier sensors,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The packages are versatile in that teachers can use them for in-person instruction or in a hybrid learning model. For the latter, students collect data that interacts with their output blocks in class or borrow the package for use at home.” 

Each package is designed to help students explore a

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Demand Science Group Acquires Cobena and Adds to Executive Team as It Enters Next Level of Market Growth

DANVERS, Mass. – September 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​Demand Science Group, the parent company of PureB2B, a leading global provider of full-funnel lead and demand generation for B2B technology companies, today announced it has acquired business intelligence and data sciences firm Cobena and has hired industry veteran Bill Harrigan as SVP of M&A and Corporate Development. Both moves are part of Demand Science Group’s (DSG) strategic next-level growth strategy, and come days after the arrival of Peter Cannone as Chief Executive Officer.

“Adding Cobena to our platform of companies furthers our innovative capability to help B2B technology organizations thrive in the age of big data and grow their revenue,” said Peter Cannone, CEO of DSG. “The talented Cobena team, through its expertise and powerful data science tools, helps customers understand their current data and predict their company’s future, this insight delivers significant competitive advantage and enables

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Science Applications (SAIC) Q2 Earnings Beat, Increase Y/Y

Science Applications SAIC reported mixed results for second-quarter fiscal 2021, wherein its earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues missed the same. Nonetheless, the company recorded year-over-year growth in both the metrics.

The company’s fiscal second-quarter adjusted earnings surged 21% year over year to $1.63 per share and surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.42 per share. The year-over-year upside was mainly driven by higher revenues and reduced outstanding share count.

Quarterly revenues jumped 11% from the year-ago period to $1.76 billion. Revenues realized from the acquisition of Unisys Federal mainly drove the top line. Solid performance of the company’s contract portfolio was a tailwind. Adjusting for the impact of acquired revenues, the metric inched down 0.7%. Moreover, quarterly revenues fell short of the consensus mark of $1.79 billion.

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Vernier and SAM Labs Help Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Instruction

Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

“The new Vernier Coding with SAM Labs packages provide a cost-effective solution for teachers looking to introduce data collection and entry-level coding using SAM Labs with Vernier sensors,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The packages are versatile in that teachers can use them for in-person instruction or in a hybrid learning model. For the latter, students collect data that interacts with their output blocks in class or borrow the package for use at home.”

Each package is designed to help students explore a specific scientific topic, such as temperature, magnetism, sound, force,

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Internet2 Announces Selection of Two Research Teams for Final Phase of Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science Project

The Internet2 project, supported in part through contributions from Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, awards researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and State University of New York Downstate (SUNY Downstate) second year of support with a focus on delivering scientific results

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 confirmed the selection of two research teams using an external academic review panel for the second and final phase of the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project that was first announced in November 2018. The two research projects are:

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  1. Investigating Heterogeneous Computing at the Large Hadron Collider, Philip Harris, MIT. Only a small fraction of the 40 million collisions per second at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are stored and analyzed due to the huge volumes of data and the compute power required to process it. This project proposes
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Melting Sculptures at Frost Museum of Science and Other Florida Locations Put State’s Climate Emergency in Spotlight

NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales to Moderate Virtual Town Hall, Webinars on Climate Crisis in September as part of Month-Long Series of CLEO Institute Events in Miami, Tampa and Orlando

One of artist Bob Partington’s melting wax sculptures

Can Florida’s swiftly rising temperatures actually melt a sculpture? It turns out they can, and in less time than you might think. The CLEO Institute has partnered with Miami ad agency Zubi and award-winning Los Angeles artist/inventor/director Bob Partington to show Floridians just how quickly. PHOTO/ 1stAveMachine, New York

Can Florida’s swiftly rising temperatures actually melt a sculpture? It turns out they can, and in less time than you might think. The CLEO Institute has partnered with Miami ad agency Zubi and award-winning Los Angeles artist/inventor/director Bob Partington to show Floridians just how quickly. PHOTO/ 1stAveMachine, New York

MIAMI, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Can Florida’s swiftly rising temperatures

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AI, Space, and Climate Science

“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters” -Peter Thiel

The closing quarter of the twentieth century was peak tech innovation in the United States. AT&T’s Bell Labs invented the information age with the transistor and data networking, and many transformative technologies tangential to its core business: from solar cells to the Unix operating system to lasers.1 Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) brought about human-computer interaction with the initial computer mouse, as well as laser printing and Ethernet networking.2 In the 80’s Pixar was born, creating the first ever computer-animated sequence in a feature film with novel computer-generated imagery (CGI).3,4 At the same time Gates and Allen were hacking at something special that soon revolutionized computing, as were Wozniak and Jobs.5,6 Amidst the heyday of invention in the world of bits, the “space race” brought about massive innovation and accomplishments in

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