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Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science Book
Author : Space Studies Board,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2013-09-06
ISBN : 0309290686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The National Research Council (NRC) has been conducting decadal surveys in the Earth and space sciences since 1964, and released the latest five surveys in the past 5 years, four of which were only completed in the past 3 years. Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science is the summary of a workshop held in response to unforseen challenges that arose in the implementation of the recommendations of the decadal surveys. This report takes a closer look at the decadal survey process and how to improve this essential tool for strategic planning in the Earth and space sciences. Workshop moderators, panelists, and participants lifted up the hood on the decadal survey process and scrutinized every element of the decadal surveys to determine what lessons can be gleaned from recent experiences and applied to the design and execution of future decadal surveys.

Astronomy and particle physics

Astronomy and particle physics Book
Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release : 2011-05-13
ISBN : 9780215559487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Science and Technology Committee warns that the UK's prominence in astronomy and particle physics, and its ability to attract and inspire the next generation of scientists in these areas, could be at risk if reduced budgets hit the UK's growth prospects, reputation and expertise. Although science did relatively well in the recent Spending Review, funding for astronomy sees a total reduction of 21% over the next four years compared with 2010-11. More starkly, comparing 2014/15 with 2005, spending in astronomy and particle physics will be around 50% lower than its level six years ago. This is worrying, particularly when set against the planned increased investment in science and innovation by the UK's international peers as part of long-term strategies to ensure economic growth. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - the research council which funds research and facility development in astronomy, particle physics and nuclear physics - is risking the UK's ability to stay at the forefront of future developments by focusing its astronomy and particle physics programmes into fewer areas. A case in point is the UK's planned withdrawal from all Northern Hemisphere optical and ground based astronomical facilities, which could see UK leadership and competitive advantage being handed over to international peers. The Committee is also highly critical of past STFC strategies, especially its failure to incorporate into policy documents details of the planned withdrawals. The report also addresses the future of the National Schools Observatory and outreach, which is essential to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Public Engagement and Social Science

Public Engagement and Social Science Book
Author : Stella Maile,David Griffiths
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1447306864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on social science conversations at a lively café in Bristol, this highly original book explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. The chapters range from themes such as the dialogic character of the social sciences, pragmatism in responses, and the underpinnings of managerial approaches to the restructuring of higher education. The first part reflects upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement. It is followed by chapters based upon talks at the café that were concerned with public engagement and the contribution of social science to a reflexive understanding of the dilemmas and practices of daily life. Together, the contributors offer a refreshing look at the role of social science in the societies it examines.

Journey to Inspire Innovate and Discover

Journey to Inspire  Innovate  and Discover Book
Author : President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy,Edward C. Aldridge
Publisher : U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Admi
Release : 2004
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chairman: Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr.

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe Book
Author : Melissa Mean,James Wilsdon
Publisher : Demos
Release : 2004
ISBN : 1841801194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explores how space technology can help governments and citizens meet the challenges of economic modernisation and sustainable development." - cover.

Critical Neuroscience

Critical Neuroscience Book
Author : Suparna Choudhury,Jan Slaby
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-07
ISBN : 1444343335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience brings together multi-disciplinary scholars from around the world to explore key social, historical and philosophical studies of neuroscience, and to analyze the socio-cultural implications of recent advances in the field. This text’s original, interdisciplinary approach explores the creative potential for engaging experimental neuroscience with social studies of neuroscience while furthering the dialogue between neuroscience and the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. Critical Neuroscience transcends traditional skepticism, introducing novel ideas about ‘how to be critical’ in and about science.

Talking Climate

Talking Climate Book
Author : Adam Corner,Jamie Clarke
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-04
ISBN : 3319467441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes a fresh approach to climate change communication: five core principles for public engagement that can propel climate change discourse out of the margins and into the mainstream. The question of how to communicate about climate change, and build public engagement in high-consuming, carbon-intensive Western nations, has occupied researchers, practitioners, and campaigners for more than two decades. During this time, limited progress has been made. Socially and culturally, climate change remains the preserve of a committed but narrow band of activists. Public engagement is stuck in second gear. By spanning the full width of the space between primary academic research and campaign strategies, this book will be relevant for academics, educators, campaigners, communicators and practitioners.

Humans in Outer Space Interdisciplinary Odysseys

Humans in Outer Space   Interdisciplinary Odysseys Book
Author : Luca Codignola-Bo,Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-06-18
ISBN : 3211874658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Humans and space When faced with the issue of space exploration, one generally has an idea of the ?elds of study and disciplines that are involved: technology, physics and chemistry, robotics, astronomy and planetary science, space biology and medicine, disciplines which are usually referred to as the ?sciences?. In recent discussions, the human element of space exploration has attracted more and more the interest of the space sciences. As a consequence, adjacent disciplines have gained in relevance in space exploration and space research, in times when human space ?ights are almost part of everyday life. These disciplines include psychology and sociology, but also history, philosophy, anthropology, cultural studies, political sciences and law. The cont- bution of knowledge in these ?elds plays an important role in achieving the next generation of space exploration, where humans will resume exploring the Moon and, eventually, Mars,and wherespacetourism isbeginningtobedeveloped. With regard to technology, one might soon be prepared for this. Much less is this the case with space exploration by humans, rather than by robots. Robotic explorations to other planets across the solar system have developed in the past 50 years, since the beginning of the ?space age? with the presence of humans in nearby space and the landing on the Moon. Space exploration is now not only focused on technological achievements,asitsdevelopmentalsohassocial,culturalandeconomicimpacts. This makes human space exploration a topic to address in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology Book
Author : John K. Gilbert,Susan M. Stocklmayer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-27
ISBN : 1136662685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service Learning and Civic Engagement

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service Learning and Civic Engagement Book
Author : Omobolade Delano-Oriaran,Marguerite W. Penick-Parks,Suzanne Fondrie
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2015-03-23
ISBN : 1483346617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook focuses on historical, philosophical, social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement. The title offers practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work. Key Features Practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work 58 signed chapters are organized into thematic parts, such as Concepts & Theoretical Approaches, Historical & Social Foundations, The Role of Service-Learning in Higher Education, The Role of the Community, Lessons Learned & Future Directions, etc. Thematic parts provide a practical sampling of syllabi, lesson plans, activities and resources, and online websites and databases supporting service-learning. Glossary (key terms commonly used in discussions and research on service-learning and civic engagement) Bibliography of sources consulted in production of the volume This Sourcebook is a scholarly source ideal for any educational institution and academic library as well as public libraries and community organizations that might consult the work on historical, philosophical social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement.

New Trends in Earth Science Outreach and Engagement

New Trends in Earth Science Outreach and Engagement Book
Author : Jeanette L. Drake,Yekaterina Y. Kontar,Gwynne S. Rife
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-12-11
ISBN : 3319018213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Perhaps just as perplexing as the biggest issues at the core of Earth science is the nature of communicating about nature itself. New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement: The Nature of Communication examines the processes of communication necessary in bridging the chasm between climate change and natural hazard knowledge and public opinion and policy. At this junction of science and society, 17 chapters take a proactive and prescriptive approach to communicating with the public, the media, and policy makers about the importance of Earth science in everyday life. Book chapters come from some 40 authors who are geophysical scientists, social scientists, educators, scholars, and professionals in the field. Bringing diverse perspectives, these authors hail from universities, and research institutes, government agencies, non-profit associations, and corporations. They represent multiple disciplines, including geosciences, education, climate science education, environmental communication, and public policy. They come from across the United States and around the world. Arranged into five sections, the book looks at geosciences communication in terms of: 1) Education 2) Risk management 3) Public discourse 4) Engaging the public 5) New media From case studies and best practices to field work and innovations, experts deliver pragmatic solutions and delve into significant theories, including diffusion, argumentation, and constructivism, to name a few. Intended for environmental professionals, researchers, and educators in the geophysical and social sciences, the book emphasizes communication principles and practices within an up-to-the-minute context of new environmental issues, new technologies, and a new focus on resiliency.

Government Support for Beagle 2 Twelfth Report of Session 2003 04 Report Together with Formal Minutes Oral and Written Evidence

Government Support for Beagle 2 Twelfth Report of Session 2003 04 Report Together with Formal Minutes Oral and Written Evidence Book
Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780215020024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The focus of this inquiry, by the Science and Technology Committee, was the support by the UK Government for the Beagle 2 project developed as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express mission. The Committee found the Government showed enthusiasm for this project, but was unable to provide a guaranteed financial backing for the development of a lander, resulting in a failure to secure sufficient sponsorship income, which was subsequently seen to have a detrimental impact on the project's success. The Committee feels, that Government needs to put in place a system that can deal with major financial commitments at short notice. In hindsight, the development of the lander and orbiter separately is seen as wrong, impeding the flexible co-ordination of the mission, leading to tensions between the Beagle 2 consortium, ESA and other contractors. Further, there was a lack of co-ordinated oversight between these three groups, and therefore a failure to identify important weaknesses in the mission. Despite the failure of Beagle, the Committee does see some positive potential for future projects, both in scientific and educational benefits, but that the costs of such projects would benefit from greater participation by other organizations.

IYA 2009 Final Report

IYA 2009 Final Report Book
Author : Russo, Pedro, Christensen, Lars Lindberg
Publisher :
Release :
ISBN : 9783923524655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space Book
Author : I. Rigoni,E. Saitta
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-11-13
ISBN : 1137283408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.

Biotechnology Regulation and GMOs

Biotechnology Regulation and GMOs Book
Author : Naveen Thayyil
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2014-03-28
ISBN : 1783473886
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This thoughtful book explores how EU law treats serious disagreements about the development and use of a radically new technology like genetic modification. Relevant EU laws are examined to analyse the room available, or possible, for public participat

See through Science

See through Science Book
Author : James Wilsdon,Rebecca Willis
Publisher : Demos
Release : 2004
ISBN : 1841801305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Media Art and the Urban Environment

Media Art and the Urban Environment Book
Author : Francis T. Marchese
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-04-01
ISBN : 3319151533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text formally appraises the innovative ways new media artists engage urban ecology. Highlighting the role of artists as agents of technological change, the work reviews new modes of seeing, representing and connecting within the urban setting. The book describes how technology can be exploited in order to create artworks that transcend the technology’s original purpose, thus expanding the language of environmental engagement whilst also demonstrating a clear understanding of the societal issues and values being addressed. Features: assesses how data from smart cities may be used to create artworks that can recast residents’ understanding of urban space; examines transformations of urban space through the reimagining of urban information; discusses the engagement of urban residents with street art, including collaborative community art projects and public digital media installations; presents perspectives from a diverse range of practicing artists, architects, urban planners and critical theorists.