Monthly Archives: December 2011

Prairie Research Institute Library closed December 24-January 2

The Prairie Research Institute Library will be closed for the holidays from December 24. 2011-January 2, 2012. The Library will reopen at 8 am on January 3, 2012.

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Help the National Audubon Society count birds this Christmas

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo. Take a break from the eggnog, fuzzy sweaters and family parties to take part in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a citizen science program that’s been running each winter since … Continue reading

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Need a new material? New tool can help

Read the full story from MIT. Thanks to a new online toolkit developed at MIT and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, any researcher who needs to find a material with specific properties — whether it’s to build a better mousetrap … Continue reading

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Two new ISTC research reports

ISTC has published two new research reports on metalworking fluids. They are: RR – 120  Database Development for Comparative Analysis of the Performance of Metalworking Fluids Based on Drilling Operations / Ham, Seounghyun; Wentz, John E.; Kapoor, Shiv G.; DeVor, … Continue reading

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Ocean Health Index: The Audacity of Necessity

Read the full story from Miller-McCune. The researchers behind the budding Ocean Health Index recognize the hubris of trying to summarize everything from water quality to fishing status to recreation in a single number, but they maintain it’s a necessarily … Continue reading

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MIT launches online learning initiative

MIT has announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will: organize and present course material to enable students to learn at … Continue reading

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Call for Water Resources Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including (but not limited to) enhancement of water supply infrastructure, development … Continue reading

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Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Illinois Online!

Geoscience Education Series 16 publication, Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Illinois has been adapted for the Web. This popular guide includes detail information on how to identify different rocks and minerals in Illinois plus information on creating a mineral … Continue reading

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Ocean Data Now on Data.gov

Data.gov recently launched Data.gov/ocean, a new community for data, information, and tools to support the people who protect our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes.

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Activists begin work on recycling archive in Illinois

Read the full story in Waste & Recycling News. Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Dan Knapp, co-founder of Urban Ore, and others have started the U.S. Recycling Archives project at the University of Illinois-Springfield… The … Continue reading

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