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What's New in Science Reference: Revisiting the Apollo 17 Landing Site, December 6 Lecture

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:50:59 -0600

The last time humans walked on the surface of the Moon was during the final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, launched in December 1972.  The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was launched in June 2009 and has been gathering data on the lunar environment that will help pave the way for humans to return to the Moon and for future human exploration of our solar system.  Noah Petro, NASA lunar geologist and Deputy Project Scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, will talk about LRO's observations of the Apollo 17 landing site, and what new things we have learned about what happened on the Moon 44 years ago.  The lecture will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the 3rd floor of the Library's James Madison Building, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: Disaster Management and Public Health, November 16 Lecture

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:18:15 -0600

On November 16, Professor Virginia Murray, public health physician and consultant at Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England, will speak at the Library of Congress about disaster risk reduction and management from a public health point of view.  Using the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan and examples from many other countries, Professor Murray will address how the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction may be used to construct a comprehensive, multidimensional approach to reduce disaster risk over the next 15 years.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the third floor of the Library's James Madison Building.

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What's New in Science Reference: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves, New Science Webcast

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:09:46 -0500

Ira Thorpe, astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses instruments built to detect and observe gravitational waves in an effort to learn more about the cosmological events of our universe.

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What's New in Science Reference: The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration, October 19th Lecture

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:01:38 -0500

On October 19, planetary geologist Dr. Kelsey Young will present “The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration,” where she will highlight the development of portable tools and technology that will accompany future astronauts. Dr. Young is a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center whose research interests include using sites on Earth as testing grounds for advancing planetary field geology and developing the technology needed to carry out geologic and geochemical observations on other planetary surfaces. The lecture will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the third floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference:

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:43:02 -0500

Dr. C. Alex Young will present "A Space Weather Report: Preparing Space Explorers for Bad Weather Throughout the Solar System."  Dr. Young is the Associate Director of Science for the Heliophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center and will discuss how NASA is dealing with the threats of bad weather in space to make sure that it will be safe for future travelers.  The lecture will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the third floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: The Science of Interstellar: Life on Planets Around Black Holes, New Science Webcast

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:31:25 -0500

Jeremy Schnittman, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discussed the "habitability zone" around supermassive black holes and discussed the Hollywood movie "Interstellar" in light of the physics governing accretion, relativity and astrobiology.

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What's New in Science Reference: World Energy Transformation: Asia & Beyond, New Science Webcast

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:20:21 -0500

Gong Ping Yeh, a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, discussed his current research in sustainable energy including wind, solar, biofuels, electric vehicles and ocean energy.

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What's New in Science Reference: One Health, New Science Webcast

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:25:08 -0500

Dr. Bernadette Dunham, a visiting professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, and former Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, discussed interconnections of human and animal health with environmental health.

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What's New in Science Reference: The Surprising History of Bird Feeding, New Science Webcast

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:47:34 -0500

Paul Baicich and Margaret Barker discussed their book, "Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation," written with colleague Carrol Henderson. The book describes how the simple practice of bird feeding has become a multi-billion dollar business and helped change Americans’ attitudes toward the natural world.

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What's New in Science Reference: How are Millipedes and Centipedes Alike and How Do They Differ?, New Everyday Mystery

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:20:07 -0500

A new Everyday Mystery explores the similarities and differences between the multi-legged arthropods millipedes and centipedes.

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What's New in Science Reference: Icy Volcanism in the Outer Solar System, New Science Webcast

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:50:01 -0500

Lynnae Quick, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discussed her research on using analytical methods to model volcanic and cryo-volcanic processes on the terrestrial planets and the icy moons of the outer solar system.

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What's New in Science Reference: Juno Mission to Jupiter, June 23 Lecture

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:04:19 -0500

Jack Connerney will present a lecture on the Juno spacecraft mission, designed to improve our understanding of the solar system’s beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.  Dr. Connerney is the mission’s deputy principal investigator and head of the magnetometer team.  The talk will be held in the Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library’s James Madison Building on Thursday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: One Health, New Research Guide

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:33:25 -0500

This guide lists books, organizations, websites, and other sources of information on the One Health concept, a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment.

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What's New in Science Reference: New Science Primary Source Sets

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:12:53 -0500

From the blog "Teaching with the Library of Congress": Two new primary source sets from the Library of Congress provide rich opportunities to explore the scope and nature of scientific endeavor.

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What's New in Science Reference: Wild Bird Parties All Year Long, Authors’ Talk on May 26

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:11:31 -0500

Paul J. Baicich and Margaret A. Barker will present “The Surprising History of Bird Feeding,” based on their book (written with colleague Carrol L. Henderson), Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce and Conservation (Texas A&M University Press, 2015). Books will be for sale at the event, and the authors will sign them after their talk.  The lecture will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the third floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission to an Asteroid, May 24 Lecture

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:22:39 -0500

Jason P. Dworkin will present a lecture on OSIRIS-REx: The First U.S. Mission to Return Samples from an Asteroid to Earth, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Building on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Dr. Dworkin is the chief of the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and will be talking about OSIRIS, which is the third mission in NASA’s New Frontiers program for unmanned planetary missions. Since asteroids are the leftover debris from the formation of the solar system, scientists hope they can tell us about the history of our sun and its planets and give us clues to the origin of life and Earth’s oceans.

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What's New in Science Reference: One Health Lecture, May 18

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:34:58 -0500

Bernadette Dunham will present a lecture on the concept of One Health in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Building on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The One Health concept recognizes the interconnections of human and animal health with environmental health and that no one discipline or sector of society has enough knowledge and resources to prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases in today’s globalized world.  Dr. Dunham is a visiting professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, and the former Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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What's New in Science Reference: China's Role in Clean Energy Development, New Science Webcast

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:47:38 -0500

Joanna Lewis, professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, discusses China's role in developing clean energy technology.

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What's New in Science Reference: World Energy Transformation Lecture, May 5

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:56:05 -0500

Dr. Gong Ping (G.P.) Yeh, world renowned high energy physicist, will present a lecture in the Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library's James Madison Building on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  His lecture, World Energy Transformation: Asia and Beyond, will address sustainable energy and improving energy efficiencies. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Science, Technology & Business Division and the LC Asian American Association in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month.

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What's New in Science Reference: The Science of Interstellar, May 3 Lecture

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:06:05 -0500

On Tuesday, May 3, Dr. Jeremy Schnittman, a research astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will present a lecture called "The Science of Interstellar: Life on Planets Around Black Holes" in the Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library's James Madison Building from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. His presentation will address the “habitability zone” around supermassive black holes and will discuss the Hollywood movie in light of the physics governing accretion, relativity, and astrobiology.

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What's New in Science Reference: Prostate Cancer Update, New Science Webcast

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:30:32 -0500

Dr. Elizabeth Platz, cancer epidemiologist and a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the current state of research and treatment of prostate cancer as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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What's New in Science Reference: Breast Cancer Update, New Science Webcast

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:28:50 -0500

Dr. Robert Clarke, professor of oncology and dean for research at the Georgetown University Medical Center and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program at Georgetown, provides an update on current research and treatment for breast cancer, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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What's New in Science Reference: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), New Science Webcast

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:32:27 -0500

Stephen Rinehart, an astrophysicist and associate chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, discussed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission which will launch in 2017 and will search for planets outside our solar system.

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What's New in Science Reference: Fantastic Voyage of the MMS, New Science Webcast

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:38:13 -0500

John Dorelli spoke about NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, which is studying the mystery of how magnetic fields around Earth connect and disconnect, explosively releasing energy in a process known as magnetic reconnection.

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What's New in Science Reference: Spotlight on Sports, New Research Guide

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:20:20 -0500

This guide lists print materials which examine scientific principles related to professional sports. It details activities parents and teachers can use to explore these concepts with children. Materials are for middle school students or casual readers. This guide is a companion to The Physics of Fun: The Science of Sport.

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