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Public Release: 26-May-2015
NIST develops first 'roadmap' for public safety communications research
The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology has published the first 'roadmap' for the next 20 years of research needed to establish seamless, broadband public safety communications networks across the United States. The new roadmap, the first of a planned series on relevant technologies, focuses on location-based services to improve situational awareness for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Science historian tells a timely story about Einstein and his most dangerous critic
Two of the 20th century's greatest minds, one of them physicist Albert Einstein, came to intellectual blows one day in Paris in 1922. Their dispute about the nature of time would have one immediate result, says science historian Jimena Canales, in a new book: There would be no mention of Einstein's theory of relativity in his Nobel Prize. Longer term, she says, the dispute would cause a split between science and the humanities.

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Achieving effective technology transfer in biotechnology
The book, 'Effective Technology Transfer in Biotechnology' examines funding mechanisms on different levels that facilitate the transfer of know- how and technologies from academia to industry. It also considers how technology transfer activities are embedded within a regional ecosystem.

Contact: Jason CJ
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World Scientific

Public Release: 25-May-2015
'Health cards' to find out the condition of agricultural ecosystems
In order to provide farmers and anyone else involved in managing agricultural ecosystems with a tool enabling them to assess the impact of their farming practices on the health of their crops and soils, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has created its new TSEAs or 'Agricultural Ecosystem Health Cards.' These handbooks are an improved version of the cards created in the 1980s by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Ministry of Organic Agriculture and Food of the Basque Autonomous Community, Basque Country-Aquitaine Euroregion

Contact: Alaitz Imaz
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 20-May-2015
SPIE Spotlights e-book series launches, offering short tutorials in optics and photonics
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.

Contact: Amy Nelson
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 20-May-2015
Geospectrum Spring 2015
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.

Contact: Maureen Moses
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 19-May-2015
An introductory global CO2 model
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.

Contact: Jason CJ
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World Scientific

Public Release: 18-May-2015
'Eternal flames' of ancient times could spark interest of modern geologists
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.'

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Over 50 years of marine litter research now available to all in new book
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.

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Celebrating 50 years of the lives of women in Singapore
The book explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years.

Contact: Jason CJ
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World Scientific

Public Release: 15-May-2015
50 years of social issues in Singapore
'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.

Contact: Jason CJ
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World Scientific

Public Release: 13-May-2015
JRC thematic report: Science for food
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.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez-Verdesoto
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 12-May-2015
OUP announces the publication of 'our story' as it has never been told before
'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.

Contact: Kate Farquhar-Thomson
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 6-May-2015
A fresh approach to a central concept in chemistry: Orbitals
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.

Contact: Jason CJ
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World Scientific

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Surfing's global elite collaborate to explore the challenges of sustainability
The surfing world's most powerful figures and practitioners have been brought together for a new book. Published by University of Plymouth Press, it explores how the industry is grappling with the global challenge of sustainability.

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 5-May-2015
¡Tequila! University of Utah assistant professor researches history of drink
University of Utah assistant professor Marie Sarita Gayan's research took her to Mexico, to places including Tequila, Amatitán, Arandas and Guadalajara. She interviewed agave farmers, toured distilleries and attended regulatory meetings to learn as much as possible about the topic. The historical overview in the book is complimented by a several fun facts about tequila.

Contact: Melinda Rogers
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Culture clash
MIT scholar's new book explores fierce debates over immigration.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Are we speaking the same language when it comes to aging? New report seeks answer
A new report from an eight-member expert collaborative, Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), and the FrameWorks Institute proposes to reclaim the social narrative on what aging really means by building better perceptual connections between health care experts, advocates, and the thousands of Americans who turn 65 every day. LAO members will discuss findings in an online town hall with stakeholders from across the aging field on May 5 at 2 p.m. ET (visit for more details).
AARP, Archstone Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, John A. Hartford Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, Rose Community Foundation

Contact: Daniel E. Trucil
Leaders of Aging Organizations

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
Book on brown recluse spiders dispels myths and misconceptions
'The Brown Recluse Spider' (Cornell University Press, 2015) is a book by Richard Vetter of UC Riverside and is the culmination of 20 years of work on the brown recluse. Written for a general audience, the book discusses taxonomy, how to identify a recluse, how to identify harmless spiders routinely misidentified as recluses, the biology and life history of brown recluses, their distribution, medical aspects, and misdiagnoses of non-spider-related medical conditions as recluse bites.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 28-Apr-2015
First-of-its-kind clinical guide explains uses and limitations of public blood pressure kiosks
High blood pressure affects one in three adults in the US, and blood pressure measurement is the first step toward accurate diagnosis and management of the disease. The FDA recommends the public seek doctors' advice when using blood pressure kiosks. However, there has been no published guide to which doctors can confidently refer for answers until now, with the publication of a first-of-its-kind clinical guide addressing use and validity of public blood pressure kiosks.

Contact: Korinne Leonardis
Pollock Communications

Public Release: 27-Apr-2015
University of Utah professor reframes conversation around domestic violence in new book
Sonia Salari, an associate professor and graduate director in the University of Utah's Department of Family and Consumer Studies, has long research murder-suicides among elderly couples. Many of the cases and their ensuing news coverage provoke a question: Why are fatal acts among elderly couples often romanticized, rather than recognized as severe domestic violence? Her new book examines this question and others related to domestic violence across the life course.

Contact: Melnda Rogers
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Popular images of journalists have changed little over a century, says a new book
If you think reporters are scoundrels, you might point to popular culture. If you think they're heroes, you might do the same. For more than a century, both depictions have been plentiful and constant, whether in films, books and comics; on TV and radio; or more recently in video games, say two experts on the subject, in their book 'Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Historian's tale of colonial Illinois about collaboration rather than conquest
Illinois has an early colonial history that's easily forgotten, or boiled down to just the explorers Marquette and Jolliet and a few French fur traders. What's missing in that, however, is a surprising history of European and native cooperation, interracial marriage and mixed-race communities, according to University of Illinois history professor Robert Morrissey, in his new book, 'Empire by Collaboration.'

Contact: Craig Chamberlain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Classroom acoustics for architects
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has published a free online booklet for architects to aid in the application of ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1-American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools, Part 1, the national classroom acoustics standard that applies to K-12 classrooms.
Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Elaine Moran
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Buckley helping lead international schizophrenia research group, edits two books
Dr. Peter F. Buckley, a psychiatrist, expert in schizophrenia, and Dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is a member of the seven-person Executive Committee charged with planning the future of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, the premier global conference on schizophrenia research.

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

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