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Less Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, More Economist

How do I get published in policy and trade magazines? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Oct 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Tao, thinking, and problem solving

What exists out there that discusses Tao not in the context of self-help or meditation but rather how its philosophies bear on practical aspects of art, scientific thinking, skills requiring concentration, etc? Case in point: it encourages an open mind and total awareness. I've read a good part of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance but it seems that's more about our relationship to technology. Related non-Tao items of interest are fine.
posted by crapmatic on Oct 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Computer Science and Foreign Languages, what is the best mix?

I am trying to make a preliminary (or maybe final) decision on what foreign language I should study with respect to a computer science major after transferring to the University of Michigan. Any pointers??? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Oct 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Kids' science book with aluminum cover

When I was a kid I had a wonderful science book that had an aluminum cover and lots of "experiments" inside. Does anyone know this book? Many thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by markcholden on Oct 21, 2008 - 10 answers

How to convincingly jump between dimensions?

ShortStoryFilter: I'm writing a short story that involves travel between parallel universes, or dimensions, or whatever. You know, kind of like that TV show, Sliders. Unfortunately, my knowledge of science (and physics, in particular) is somewhat lacking. I'd like the superficial pseudo-science I employ to make this happen be at least mildly right minded. Help? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Questions for Grad Programs I'm Interested In

I will be applying to graduate school soon and I cannot visit all of the campuses that I am applying to. I have been contacting these schools so that they can put me in touch with current graduate students who I can ask about their campuses, and I wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything important in my list of questions below. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Oct 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Planning suggestions for taking an 8th grade science class through a pretend town meeting?

Have you got any logistical or planning suggestions for leading an 8th grade earth science class through a pretend town meeting on an environmental topic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

What REALLY makes your voice higher when breathing helium?

There is a current FPP from a Mythbusters episode that demonstrates this effect. There is something about the explanation for it that bothers me. [more inside]
posted by Enron Hubbard on Oct 16, 2008 - 11 answers

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science?

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Is it too late for SCIENCE?!?

After nearly 15 years in other fields, is it too late to think of a career in science? [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Oct 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Optimal Junk Cereal: Can it be done?

In a box of cereal containing two objects of differing density, how does one ensure a roughly even ratio throughout the box's use? That is to say, how do you keep the bottom of the box from being all grain and no marshmallow? [more inside]
posted by majick on Oct 2, 2008 - 17 answers

0xUNDERSTAND

Are there any scripting / cli-compatible languages which decently provide or at least pretend to provide bit-math? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Nukes… in… space…

To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
posted by Artw on Sep 26, 2008 - 17 answers

Help with Movie

I'm looking for a 1950-ish science fiction movie. In the scene I most clearly remember, a man and a woman are on the bridge of an alien spaceship. She is a Russian mathematician and he is a pilot. The ship is being remotely controlled and is automatically flying through the solar system. It becomes clear that it is on a collision course with Saturn. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

[MajorFilter] Computer Engineering or Computer Science Major? Help me decide please! (3rd sem already) and don't know what to be!

Hey guys, Computer Engineering 2nd year (3rd sem) here at the University of Maryland College Park wondering if i should stay in my major or switch to Computer Science. I am super confused right now and am hoping that some of you can help me think. Bear with me while i ramble on [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Sep 22, 2008 - 18 answers

More blogs for the bang

Good blogs about the LHC that a layman could follow?
posted by Ferrari328 on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find this animated show about aliens

Looking for old animated film of aliens. I saw this on t.v. in the late 70's or maybe the 80's. Aliens that kind of looked like people were in animation and sometimes they would sit like they were meditating and then a big bubble would float above them, and you could not figure out if their soul was in the bubble, or if they were somehow procreating with others by doing this. I remember that the children were not suppose to bother someone who was doing this. It was a very interesting animation. I thought that the word "planet" was in the title but I'm not sure. Any ideas??
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Science law?

I'm interested in law with a special interest in science related issues. What do lawyers in this field actually do? [more inside]
posted by saoyama on Sep 12, 2008 - 18 answers

How are particles measured?

How are the attributes of atomic and subatomic particles measured? [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Sep 11, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm not a physicist but I play one in front of my friends

Help me explain why the Large Hadron Collider doesn't spell our doom. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 11, 2008 - 34 answers

LHC, c, -273c and misunderstood science...

Two related questions about the LHC and science I don't really understand... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 10, 2008 - 27 answers

a ride to to the moon?

Where are all the novelty science education elevators? [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Sep 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me find this Cicero quote

Can anyone help me track down this Cicero quote? I believe it is in a letter, to his son (?), saying something along the lines of: science is great and all, but why study the course of the stars when you don't know what's in your own soul first? [more inside]
posted by ac on Sep 7, 2008 - 5 answers

How to best provide online usage statistics to content subscribers? Should I?

Tools for a scientific publisher to provide usage statistics for its subscribers? Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Sep 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me find my long lost book about a girl that enters a fantasy primative world via a tree!

I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen around 1977. It was a coming of age story about a girl who was having problems so she went to this big tree and I think she pressed against it and then went into some fantasy world where she became some kind of indian girl or primative girl and she went on adventures. I always wanted to know the name....can anyone remember this book? What I remember most was that the tree was the secret gate to moving back and forth into these two worlds. And also that as the indian, she had to live a very rustic life. Thanks. Lynn
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 4, 2008 - 10 answers

All of the science, none of the hassle

I'm due to present a scientific poster at a conference in about two weeks. I'm overextended and don't have the time to make it myself. Is there a company that will write text, make charts, do the graphic design, and help me with printing? [more inside]
posted by oceanmorning on Sep 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Phuck this

I’m starting my sixth year of grad school in microbiology, and I’m miserable. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Sep 1, 2008 - 28 answers

Where Can I Receive Feedback on Research Ideas?

Are there any websites I can post research ideas and receive feedback on them? (compsci) [more inside]
posted by gadha on Aug 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Yes, I enjoy predictably irrational long tail freakonomics.

Recommend some works similar to The Long Tail, Predictably Irrational, and Freakonomics. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Aug 20, 2008 - 25 answers

How to Improve My Grad School Chances

Is there anything I can do to help myself get into grad school (PhD, political science/international relate) between now and January? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me find an old cooking book.

Help me find a 35+ year-old text about the science and myriad other whys/wherefores/and hows behind all kinds of cooking endeavors. [more inside]
posted by mumstheword on Aug 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Science Anecdotes for 9-year-olds

Help me brainstorm anecdotes from the history of science that kids will enjoy. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Aug 15, 2008 - 31 answers

Help finding beautiful science, math and music posters

Help me find beautiful posters with science, math or music as the subject. [more inside]
posted by storybored on Aug 10, 2008 - 33 answers

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Should I try to transfer to another university?

Should I try to transfer to another university? [more inside]
posted by Perpetual Seeker on Aug 3, 2008 - 30 answers

Is modern physics worth the cost?

What useful technologies have been developed or are in development due to advances of knowledge in modern physics? [more inside]
posted by wigglin on Aug 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me relearn mathematics and its practica applications

Applied Math Filter: Help me use math! I'd like to learn more about mathematics and it's practical applications - particularly in Computer Science [more inside]
posted by dcbarker on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

I would like to know about the future of solar energy

I would like to know about the future of solar energy. [more inside]
posted by heylight on Jul 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Should I try for a computer science degree?

What natural proficiencies would I need / want to have in order to get a degree in computer science? I have some issues with math, and am not sure whether that's a dealbreaker. [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Jul 26, 2008 - 32 answers

Ask a chemist - cooling CO2

A question for chemists - I am doing a calculation about the energy requirements of taking CO2 at atmospheric pressure and temperature and compressing it to 2 MPa (2000 kPa, about 300 psi) and cooling it to -31ºC and am a bit uncertain about handling the phase change from gas to liquid. [more inside]
posted by gspm on Jul 24, 2008 - 7 answers

If it looks and quacks like a CS Degree, then is it a genuine enough CS Degree???

Does it really matter where you get the Computer Science degree from? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Jul 23, 2008 - 32 answers

Statistics book for bioscience / medicine?

Can you recommend a statistics book which is appropriate for the stats required for basic bioscience / clinical research? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Jul 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Got an (particular) old textbook there?

I need to know the table of contents for the 2nd edition of Eysenck and Keane's Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, published in 1990, ISBN# 0863771548 [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jul 18, 2008 - 4 answers

How to measure the volume of gas produced?

I would like to find out how much gas I can produce by electrolysis using homemade stuff. Is there any cost efficient/accurate way to measure the quantity of gas produced? [more inside]
posted by pigelb on Jul 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Does anyone remember a spherical cubicle?

I saw a website or read an article about an ergonomic "cubicle" that was actually a very large, balanced sphere. The person would lie down inside the sphere in a perfectly supporting "chair" (somewhat like a first-class recliner), facing upwards; the keyboard was at lap level, and the monitor hung from the top of the sphere. Now I can't find it. Help?
posted by tzikeh on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I convince someone that (S)cience is real?

How do I convince someone Science is real? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jul 15, 2008 - 69 answers

PubMed

Medfilter: For those of you who are familiar with PubMed, is there some super-secret way to access the full articles on that site, or is it just abstracts? [more inside]
posted by kldickson on Jul 14, 2008 - 21 answers

Best HCI Examples In Pop Culture

What are the best examples of human/computer interaction in tv and movies (please mention specific scenes and episodes if you can). ex: HAL in 2001, The touch screen in Minority Report, Scotty talking to the mouse in Star Trek IV -lol, etc...
posted by libraryman on Jul 13, 2008 - 33 answers

Sciencepedia.

Is there something like the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, only for science? [more inside]
posted by softsantear on Jul 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Why do flip flops go flip flop?

Why do flip flops go flip flop? As opposed to flip flip or even flop flop? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Jul 4, 2008 - 28 answers

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