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  • Date: 09/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Peer review is the evaluation method that has characterized the scientific growth of the last four centuries, the first four of what is called modern science, indeed. It is matter of scientific communication inside scientific community, a subject too poorly studied in comparison with its critical importance for a scientific study of science ( ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article will discuss and comment some of the results obtained by the application of the questionnaire "Public perception of Science and Technology". The questionnaire is a translated and adapted Portuguese version from the original in Spanish produced by the group Centro de Estudios sobre Ciencia, Desarrollo y Educación Superior of Buenos ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Through the years, Majorana's life - and his mysterious disappearance in particular - inspired manifold representations. The wide range of links to science, philosophy and literature have allowed deep reflections crossing the borders of genre: from theatre to fiction, from essays to novels and cartoons. Reconstructing the character of Majorana by ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The aim of the present research is to study the "collective imaginary" produced by the articles within scientific circulation, in order to understand the perception of science that is shaping among the public. It is meant to identify, based on the theoretical background of cognitive science and on a epistemological perspective, the cognitive maps ... »
  • Date: 09/18/2003
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation focuses on two project components: (1) an IMAX® Dome film, titled Coral Reef Adventure, and (2) an associated interactive exhibit, titled Weird, Wild and Underwater, intended to be displayed in museum and science center lobbies. The general goals for the summative evaluation study were to assess the appeal of "Coral Reef ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    ITR: A Networked, Media-Rich Programming Environment to Enhance Informal Learning and Technological Fluency at Community Technology Centers The MIT Media Laboratory and UCLA propose to develop and study a new networked, media-rich programming environment, designed specifically to enhance the development of technological fluency at after-school ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Oregon, Eugene, is producing "Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold," a three-hour television documentary series about the field of low-temperature physics, the field in which one-third of all physicists are working today. The series explores key concepts, significant individuals and events in the field's turbulent history, and ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will produce "Jewels of the Jungle," an hour-long film for public audiences documenting the discovery of new species of endophytes and the isolation of their medicinal compounds. The film presents an exciting story of scientific discovery that takes the viewer around the world from Montana to Madagascar, in search of new species of ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of New Mexico, in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP), will plan the "Trail of Time," a signed and scaled walking trail with exhibits that interpret the geologic history of the Grand Canyon. Scaled so that one meter equals one million years of earth history, the "Trail" will ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will conduct a four-year project to explore the physical nature of sound, the physiology of hearing and the perception of sound, and the process of attentive listening. "Listening" creates 30 exhibits, three listening spaces, and related visitor experiences to complement the Exploratorium's existing "Sound and Hearing" collection ... »

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