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What's New in Science Reference: Can an octopus get to know you? New Everyday Mystery

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:42:48 -0500

A new Everyday Mystery presents interesting facts about the octopus and answers the question "Can an octopus get to know you?"

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What's New in Science Reference: Walking with the Last Men on the Moon, New Science Webcast

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:47:55 -0500

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, discussed 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.

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What's New in Science Reference: Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, Book Talk, April 20

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:16:12 -0500

Surfer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, at noon on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor of the Library's James Madison Building.  Mr. White takes readers on a tour across the world’s oceans to discover the science and lore of ocean tides, examining and exploring the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world.  This Books & Beyond event is co-sponsored with the Library’s Center for the Book.  Mr. White will sign copies of his book following the presentation. 

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What's New in Science Reference: The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, April 18 NASA Lecture

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:41:12 -0500

In the opening program of the 2017 season of the Science, Technology and Business Division’s NASA Goddard lecture series, Julie McEnery will take the audience on a journey of the energetic Universe - a dramatic new view of the celestial sky.  Dr. McEnery is the Fermi Project Scientist and an astrophysicist in the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  Launched in June 2008, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (FGST) is an international multi-agency space observatory with two main instruments: the Large Area Telescope (LAT), the primary instrument which surveys the entire sky every three hours; and the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM), a complementary instrument which studies gamma-ray bursts.  The lecture will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater, on the 3rd floor of the Library's James Madison Building, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

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What's New in Science Reference: 2017 NASA Lecture Series, Earth and Space Science Talks

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:38:04 -0500

The 2017 lineup of the Earth and Space Science lecture series at the Library of Congress has been announced.  The lecture series is a partnership between the Library's Science, Technology & Business Division and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Starting on April 18th and ending on December 7th, the series of eight lectures will be held in the Library's Mary Pickford Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: Cancer Moonshot Initiative, New Science Webcast

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:29:14 -0500

A panel discussion with representatives of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and other organizations interested in cancer research.  Participants include Ellen V. Sigal, founder and chairperson of Friends of Cancer Research; Dinah S. Singer, director of cancer biology at the National Cancer Institute and co-chair of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force; Douglas Lowy, director of the National Cancer Institute; and Louis Weiner, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.

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What's New in Science Reference: Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, Book Talk, March 29

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:45:48 -0500

Geneticist and evolutionary biologist Adam Wilkins will discuss his book, Making Faces: the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in the Library's Pickford Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Dr. Wilkins' lecture will identify distinctive features of the human face, explore how and why our unique facial features evolved, and detail the critical role facial expression plays in human society.

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What's New in Science Reference: Antibiotic Resistant Strains Outbreaks, New Science Webcast

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:32:42 -0600

Lance B. Price, Ph.D., professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, discussed the science and politics behind the use of antibiotics in hospitals and farming.

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What's New in Science Reference: Can you make a better cookie? New Everyday Mystery

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:34:09 -0600

A new Everyday Mystery explores the concept of measuring ingredients by weight to make a better cookie.

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What's New in Science Reference: Launching a Data Revolution, February 23 Lecture

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:06:16 -0600

Ilya Zaslavsky, director of the Spatial Information Systems Lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, will be speaking at the Library of Congress about online systems for visual analysis, sharing of surveys and image collections, and applications for analyzing indicators of sustainable development goals.  Dr. Zaslavsky's research focuses on distributed information management systems and spatial and temporal data integration.  The talk will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Montpelier Room, James Madison Building, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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What's New in Science Reference: Preparing for the Next Generation of Crewed Planetary Surface Exploration, New Science Webcast

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:22:29 -0600

NASA planetary geologist Kelsey Young discusses her work designing new tools and technologies to collect and interpret geochemical and geophysical data.  These technologies will need to have the flexibility to be used in different capacities during spaceflight and will need to be incorporated into astronaut extravehicular activities.

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What's New in Science Reference: What is biomimicry? New Everyday Mystery

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:34:04 -0600

A new Everyday Mystery explains the concept of biomimicry and presents examples of its use in innovation and engineering design.

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What's New in Science Reference: It’s Snowing Primary Sources at the Library of Congress, Teaching with the Library of Congress

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:36:40 -0600

A new post from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog highlights some primary sources for teaching and learning about the science of snow and snowflakes.

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What's New in Science Reference: Presidential Food: Selected Resource Guide, Revised

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:01:22 -0600

Presidential Food: Selected Resource Guide has been revised and updated.  This reference guide highlights White House cookbooks, resources on entertaining at the White House, and general histories of presidential food, as well as books detailing food favorites of individual presidents.  A sample bibliography of magazine and newspaper articles and websites is also included.

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What's New in Science Reference: A Space Weather Report: New Science Webcast

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:21:44 -0600

C. Alex Young, heliophysicist and coordinator for education and public outreach at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discussed the challenges of dealing with the harshness of space and making sure travelers can safely reach their destination as they reach for the planets and beyond.

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What's New in Science Reference: OSIRIS-REx: First U.S. Mission to Return Samples from an Asteroid to Earth, New Science Webcast

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:33:30 -0600

Jason P. Dworkin, chief of the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discussed OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. space mission that will return samples from an asteroid to Earth.  The sample will be shared with and studied by scientists all over the world and will help them understand the formation of our solar system. 

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What's New in Science Reference: Panel Discussion on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:54:31 -0600

A panel discussion on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and the patient's role in advancing cancer research and participation in clinical trials will be held in Dining Room A on the 6th floor of the Library's James Madison Building on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force was established in January 2016 by President Barack Obama and is chaired by Vice President Joe Biden.  Panel participants will include representatives of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and other organizations interested in advancing cancer research.

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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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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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