SPIE Spotlights, a new peer-reviewed e-book series from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has launched with tutorials on image resolution, fiber optics, and logistics of setting up a laser lab. The new series fills a gap between longer works and single papers, and provides an accessible resource for professionals throughout the field.
The Spring 2015 issue of Geospectrum has been published by the American Geosciences Institute. Geospectrum provides an inside look of the latest news from geoscience community.
In World Scientific's latest book An Introductory Global CO2 Model, an introductory global CO2 model that gives some key numbers, for example, atmospheric CO2 concentration in ppm as a function of time such as for the calendar years 1850 (preindustrial) to 2100 (a modest projection into the future), is presented.
Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise to legends surrounding the Delphi Oracle, Chimaera fires and 'eternal flames' that were central to ancient religious practices. Modern geologists and oil and gas explorers can learn much by delving into the geomythological stories, writes Guiseppe Etiope of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy. His research is published in the new Springer book 'Natural Gas Seepage.'
University of Exeter researcher, professor Tamara Galloway, has contributed to one of the most expansive summaries of our knowledge of man-made litter in the world's oceans to date. The new book, 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter' is published by Springer and is set to be available through open access, allowing its content to reach the wider audience that is so necessary to raise awareness of this important challenge.
The book explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years.
'50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore' is the first book to be published and launched in the World Scientific book series to commemorate Singapore's 50 years of nation building.
The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's 'from farm to fork' policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions. It also presents JRC research on global food security -- a growing challenge for researchers and policymakers alike when over 800 million people face hunger worldwide and food demand is expected to rise by 60 percent by 2050.
'Origins,' by Jim Baggott, tells the story of creation from the big bang to human civilization as it has never been told before. For the first time, and in one volume, we have a chronological sequence from the big bang to the emergence of human consciousness, 13.8 billion years later.
The book incorporates the results of recent research in the relative energies of subshells in many-electron atoms. A mathematical approach is taken that is thorough yet comprehensible, and supported by worked solutions to problems. The g orbitals are examined in detail as an extension of treatment of the s, p, d and f shells, now that new heavy elements in the periodic table are approaching a putative g block.