We post “Power Density and the Nuclear Opportunity” by Jesse H. Ausubel. The talk is adapted from the keynote address to the Nuclear Power Council, Electric Power Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, 3 September 2015. Thanks to EPRI’s Neil Wilmshurst for the opportunity to develop and present the talk.
In May 2005, under auspices of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), David Schindel organized a meeting in London of a Database Working Group that addressed access to biodiversity literature. Their discussions led directly to establishment of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium of libraries of natural history museums, under the leadership of Thomas Garnett (Smithsonian, Washington DC) and Graham Higley (Museum of Natural History, London) and to a request for funds, which the Richard Lounsbery Foundation supported 25 April 2006. Jesse Ausubel encouraged the development at each stage. April 11th kicks-off the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s 10th anniversary celebration, “BHL at 10: Celebrating Ten Years of Inspiring Discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.” BHL now offers about 50 million pages. Congratulations to all, and enjoy.
Rare cobalt minerals (species burgessite, cobaltkortingite, cobaltomenite, pakhomovskyite, and theresemagnanite) are all pink or red. Cobaltomenite is known from 4 localities: Argentina (the type locality), Congo, Bolivia, and Utah. Cobaltmenite samples from the Emery County, Utah locality:
As part of our ongoing interest in diffusion of social phenomena, PHE researcher Iddo Wernick has published a paper, Jews in Time and Space, using the writing of books to describe historical development of the Jewish people as waves of organic development, still ongoing.
DNA barcoding gains another level of community acceptance–the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will publish “Species-Level Identification of Animal Cells through Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 1 (CO1) DNA Barcodes” on January 16, 2016. Mark Stoeckle is a co-author.