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2022 ◽  
Vol 5 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-9
Valeria V. Martinez ◽  
Laura F. Serpa

Abstract. In this paper we discuss the use of three-dimensional (3-D) imagery and virtual field trips to teach pre-university and non-major university geoscience courses. In particular, 3-D PDF (Portable Document Format) files can be used to either prepare students for or completely replace a field trip when logistical problems make the actual trip too difficult to be effective or when some students need an alternative accommodation. Three-dimensional images can replace or supplement classroom activities, such as the identification of rocks and minerals from hand samples or the identification of geologic structures from 2-D photographs and limited field observations. Students can also become involved in data collection and processing to further their understanding of photogrammetry and visualization. The use of 3-D imagery can make additional time available to instructors to cover more advanced topics and teach students more about the role of science in geologic research. We use an example from Cristo Rey, New Mexico, where dinosaur footprints and tracks are present but difficult to see in many cases, and they are often in places that are hard to access for many people. At this site, approximately 10 000 photographs were collected and processed as 3-D images to show one approximately 72 m2 area of known footprints. However, we also conducted some very simple digital manipulations of the images that allowed us to identify new footprints and tracks that were not apparent when viewed in the field. The photographs and 3-D images have been donated to the Insights El Paso Science Center (denoted Insights Museum herein) that owns the fossil site, and they are now being used to develop educational materials and lessons for the nearby communities.

2021 ◽  
Vol 572-573 (11-12) ◽  
pp. 1-9
Jolanta Grotowska-Leder ◽  
Agnieszka Dziedziczak-Foltyn

The issue of transition into adulthood, treated as a complex, multi-dimensional and multi-stage social process, is not explicitly an object of interest to public policies, including social policy. The context of the life course policy mentioned in the analyzes is justified by the institutionalization of tasks related to functioning in society typical of completed adulthood: completing education, taking up employment, setting up your own household and family. The so-called delayed transition into adulthood means an increasingly later implementation of these tasks. The barriers to reaching completed adulthood discussed in the article mean that this process becomes a social problem that should be prevented by public activities. The article synthetically summarizes the results of the research “Public policies for full adulthood in Poland” (National Science Center No. 2014/15/B/HS5/03284). The aim of the considerations is to indicate the level of coherence and coordination in the creation and implementation of political and institutional instruments that would support young adult Poles in the process of reaching full adulthood in the above-mentioned dimensions. The conclusions from the research prove the need to separate the transition to adulthood regime in Polish social policy (public policies).

2021 ◽  
Vol 48 (2) ◽  
pp. 129-140
Djunijanti Peggie ◽  
Supadi Supadi ◽  
Guntoro Guntoro ◽  
Muhammad Rasyidi

Troides helena and Pachliopta adamas utilize the same food plant species: Aristolochia acuminata. For the purpose of captive breeding and conservation, it is desirable to find out whether they can co-exist in captivity. Captive breeding research was conducted on the butterfly species within the period of October 2016 to September 2019. In total, 1,361 individuals were observed. Data on adult emergence of the species is presented to show population trends. Both species co-existed poorly at the facility when food plants were limited.  It took 45.9 days for T. helena helena and 32.6 days for Pc. adamas adamas from egg to imago stage. Habitat enrichment can encourage the species to come and establish the population.

St open ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 2 ◽  
pp. 1-35
Sandro Žuljević

Background: Split is a city in the Mediterranean, situated on Croatia’s coastline. Split’s northern coast has a long-stand-ing industrial function and harbors the city’s first electri-cal substation, designed by modernist architect Josip Maria Kodl. Objective: The goal of this work was to envision a science center in Split’s industrial zone in Dujmovača (the northern coast of the Split peninsula), comprising a science museum with a research and congress center. The programmatic and spatial analyses of the science center’s amenities and the proposal as a whole demonstrate the potential of this forgotten space in Split and breathe new life into Kodl’s ar-chitectural heritage. Methods: The proposed solution uses a dialogical narrative between a conservation, contextual, programmatic, and theoretical approach within a strict orthogonal structure, fostering the development of alternative associations and elaboration of architectural details.Results: The proposed solution constitutes a complex of multiple interconnected and flexible elements. This al-lows different parts of the Science Center to function inde-pendently of each other. This paper provides an analysis of design steps and methods, the proposal’s advantages and limitations, and the way the repurposing of industrial heri-tage was approached. Conclusion: The position of the Science Center in Dujmovača would provide one of the first impressions when entering Split on the future metro line. By reconcil-ing landscape and industrial architecture, the proposed building complex offers a framework for presenting various kinds of modifiable content, for both the pres-ent and the future.

2021 ◽  
Vol 8 ◽  
Mei-Kang Yuan ◽  
Shih-Chieh Chang ◽  
Mei-Chun Yuan ◽  
Ning-Ping Foo ◽  
Shan-Ho Chan ◽  

Objective: To evaluate the association between radiation exposure from repeated nuclear medicine (NM) examinations and the subsequent risk of neoplasm in pediatric patients.Methods: From 2000 to 2017, participants under 18 years of age who underwent NM scanning were identified using the Health and Welfare Data Science Center (HWDC) dataset, which was extracted from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Both the exposed cohort and unexposed subjects were followed up with until the presence of any malignancy arose, including malignant brain, lymphoid and hematopoietic tumors and benign brain or other central nervous tumors.Results: There were 35,292 patients in the exposed cohort and 141,152 matched subjects in the non-exposed group. The exposed cohort had an overall higher IR (IR: incidence rate, per 100,000 person-years) of any malignancy and benign central nervous tumor than the non-exposed group [IR, 16.9 vs. 1.54; adjusted hazard ratio (HR), 10.9; 95% CI, 6.53–18.2]. Further stratifying the number of NM examinations into 1-2, 3-4, and 5 or more times revealed that the IR of pediatric neoplasms increased gradually with the increased frequency of NM examinations (IR, 11.5; adjusted HR, 7.5; 95% CI, 4.29–13.1; IR, 25.8; adjusted HR, 15.9; 95% CI, 7.00–36.1; IR, 93.8; adjusted HR, 56.4; 95% CI, 28.8–110.3).Conclusion: NM examination is significantly associated with a higher risk of pediatric neoplasms, according to our population-based data. Thorough radiation protection and dose reduction in pediatric NM procedures should be an issue of concern.

2021 ◽  
Shea Hess Webber ◽  
Lisa Upton ◽  
Andres Munoz-Jaramillo ◽  
Todd Hoeksema ◽  
Rock Bush ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 5 (2) ◽  
Silo Siswanto

<p>The motto of PGRI Palembang University is that the campus advances with quality. Then a need for faculties to make a stragi in providing encouragement and motivation to the academic community to carry out the tri dharma of higher education. (FKIP) Palembang PGRI University through its highest leadership in the faculty gave a letter of assignment to work on the Mars song FKIP PGRI Palembang University to one of the music art lecturers in the performing arts education study program named Silo Siswanto, M.Sn. Then the Mars song was finished on July 23, 2018 and was launched on July 31, 2018 in the FKIP University of Palembang PGIP judicial event held at the Science Center building at the PGRI University in Palembang. Regarding the form in the Mars song, of course, this song has pieces of melody that are often known by the term phrases or musical sentences that make up the song. while the accompaniment music is arranged in an orchestra format. The formulation of the problem. (1) What is the form of Mars FKIP University PGRI Palembang song. (2) How is the accompaniment of Mars FKIP Palembang PGRI University music with orchestra format. The results of the discussion FKIP march song has a poly metric musical form where the antecedent phrase and consequent phrase do not have the same number of bars for example period C has 9 bars consisting of the phrase d 4 bars and the phrase e 5 bars.</p><p><br />Keywords: Song Form, Mars Song, Orchestra</p>

2021 ◽  
Vol 948 (1) ◽  
pp. 012052
A F Mantovany ◽  
I M Artika ◽  
YB Subowo

Abstract Research on the selection of laccase producing polypores fungi and inducer addition on the degradation of batik waste has been carried out. The objectives of this study were to obtain isolates of polypores fungi with high laccase activity and data on the inducer effect in the batik waste degradation by selected isolate. Batik waste is potential pollution to the environment. It has been found that the Polyporaceae fungus reduce water pollution caused by batik waste. Fungal fruiting bodies were collected at the Cibinong Science Center and forest park IPB Campus Darmaga, Bogor. The inducers used included 15 g/L sucrose, 200 μM CuSO4, and 1.5% sorghum waste. Seven isolates of polypores fungi were obtained. Isolate J6 with high laccase activity was obtained and identified as Coriolopsis sp. The addition of sorghum waste to the growth medium increased the laccase activity of Coriolopsis sp. J6 by 1428 U/mL. Coriolopsis sp. J6 was able to reduce the color of Poly R-478 by 83.73% after the addition of sucrose and incubation for 10 days. This fungus was able to reduce the color of batik waste by 37.17% after the addition of 1.5% sorghum waste and incubation for 10 days.

2021 ◽  
Vol 5 (Supplement_1) ◽  
pp. 494-494
Jennifer Severance ◽  
Janice Knebl ◽  
Susanna Luk-Jones ◽  
Sarah Ross

Abstract The rapid and uncertain trajectory of community spread in nursing homes statewide spurred action by the University of North Texas Health Science Center to create a nursing home (NH) COVID learning community. As an existing ECHO hub, we assembled an interdisciplinary team leveraging local NH partnerships, a regional Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), and a regional emergency response task force to rapidly scale up delivery. Specialist teams include a geriatrician and NH medical director, administrator, nursing administration, infection control expert, and a QIO specialist. With the IHI curriculum as a road map for essential training elements, we adapt each week’s agenda based on the interests and concerns of the participating nursing facilities and the incidence rate in our community. At this time, we have two more sessions before completion of phase 1. The three cohorts are engaging 151 participants from 68 nursing facilities with a total attendance of 747.

2021 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Yan Meng ◽  
Zhengbo Tao ◽  
Siming Zhou ◽  
Wacili Da ◽  
Lin Tao

Research on melatonin remains one of the major hot spots in the field of disease treatment, but relevant data are numerous. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze the progress of melatonin research through the method of bibliometrics and to predict hot spots and trends in melatonin research. This study retrieved all the studies on melatonin from 2000 to 2019 in the Web of Science and PubMed and analysed the publishing trends in the literature on a bibliometric online analysis platform and CiteSpace software. The research results were also visually analysed to summarize melatonin research hot spots through gCLUTO and pubMR. The study retrieved a total of 20,351 publications, of which the number of US publications ranked first, accounting for 21.46%, with the greatest impact (centrality = 0.31). The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Harvard University had the highest average number of citations at 43.19 and 33.96, respectively. Journal of Pineal Research had the highest average number of citations in 2,993 journals. Professor Reiter made the largest contribution to this area. We further analysed 100 highly cited articles for clinical applications and ongoing related clinical drug trials based on the first hot spot. We systematically analysed melatonin for nearly 20 years while predicting the main research trends in the future, which may provide new directions and ideas for melatonin research. The structure and normal physiological functions of melatonin have been intensively studied in the past few years. And clinical application research and target of melatonin treatment for different diseases and target-based drug design will certainly become the focus of melatonin research.

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