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Public Release: 29-May-2015
How did LIPs form and what is their impact?
The origin, evolution, and environmental impact of large igneous provinces represents a topic of high scientific importance because the magmatism associated with these features cannot be directly related to plate tectonics, and because the eruption of flood basalts may have global environmental consequences. Oceanic LIPs are even more poorly understood due to their relative inaccessibility.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Pore scale phenomena -- scaling the frontiers of energy and the environment
World Scientific has published 'Pore Scale Phenomena: Frontiers in Energy and Environment,' a book edited by Colorado School of Mines faculty devoted to understanding the physical and chemical properties of pore scale phenomena.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

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
laura.ost@nist.gov
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
cdchambe@illinois.edu
217-333-2894
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
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
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
a.imaz@elhuyar.com
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
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
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
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
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
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
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
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

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
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
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
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
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
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
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
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
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
kate.farquhar-thomson@oup.com
44-186-535-3423
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
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
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
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
01-752-588-004
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
melinda.rogers@utah.edu
801-608-9888
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
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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