Category Archives: Science

Mapping the knowledge universe : “Researchers need tools for searching and for navigating the scholarly landscape”

Interest in bibliometric research using eigenfactors….  an article requiring some time to digest…

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Science and the People Who Practice Science

A story  about how Lawrence Krauss found that explaining Richard Feynman’s life and work via Feynman’s papers was an elegant way to explain the quantum physics which Feynman advanced.   Perhaps we should teach science by giving students the personal and historical context along with the science that was discovered.  Hmmm… physics as history, literature, philosophy (back to natural philosophy!)

Alton Brown taught science via his show, Good Eats.  He is now working on an e-book – betcha it is an interactive e-book — wouldn’t that be a great model for textbooks – dynamic updates, multi-media, allow reader to easily connect to the internet for more Q&A…

Krauss’ new book – Quantum Man – Richard Feynman’s Life in Science.

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