Archive | February, 2010

Elwood Haynes, Inventor of Automobile inducted into Hall of Legends

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February 26, 2010

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Haynes, class of 1881, invented a gasoline-powered horseless carriage in 1894 and founded Haynes Automobile Company. He was inducted last week into the Kokomo, Indiana Hall of Legends. Also a metallurgist, in 1911 he discovered a type of stainless steel and patented it in 1919. More

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Beauty, Color, and Life: Photography by Diana Lados

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February 22, 2010

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Tressa Santillo

Diana Lados, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc) will display her photography from around the world. Her artwork is on display from February 22 until June 14, 2010. View photos from the reception, which was held on April 4, 2010 from 4 – 6 p.m.

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Life isn’t all beer and skittles… or is it? New Additions to Oxford Reference Online

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February 22, 2010

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Oxford Reference Online contains 100’s of  dictionary, language reference, and subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias (Off Campus? Connect via the WPI Proxy Server). Not only a useful source to fact check freebie sites like the Wikipedia, but a source of non-stop amusement. Recently added sources include: The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang, and A Dictionary of […]

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The Ultimate in Handy – Engineering and Technical Handbooks Online

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February 17, 2010

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A new CRCnetBASE interface is now available. Our web page links for ENGnetBASE, ENVIROnetBASE, MATHnetBASE, and NANOnetBASE are redirecting to the new CRCnetBASE site. Categories we have access to include engineering, environment, mathematics, or nanoscience. We do not subscribe to all content, select Search Full Access Content Only under search box to limit to our […]

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Taking a Hike: The Many Intersections of the Citation Trail

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February 9, 2010

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In this short video Revolutionary Minds by SEED Magazine, biologist Carl Bergstrom explains how eigerfactor helps scientists track other scientists with citation analysis. Behind eigenfactor is an older player, Thomson Scientific, with their ISI Web of Science, a longtime standard source for citation analysis. ISI has been the leaders in providing forward and backward citation […]

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Ice: Photo Essay by Jesse Dann

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February 2, 2010

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Tressa Santillo

The subject is ice, not the melting of glaciers and ice sheets, so consequential to climate change, but the variety of ice in local environments readily available to anyone in the Northeast–no special equipment. Jesse Dann photographs what appeals to him artistically, but through the filter of a scientist who is interested in natural processes […]

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WPI IT & Library Survey: Coming soon via Email

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February 2, 2010

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Message from Provort Orr: To WPI students, faculty, and staff, You can make a real contribution to bettering the services you receive from WPI’s Information Technology Division and the George C. Gordon Library by participating in an upcoming survey. WPI is one of many colleges across the country participating in a survey of library and […]

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Learn why Web of Knowledge is one of WPI Library’s Top 10

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February 1, 2010

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A special vendor-led training will be offered Wed. Feb. 3. Register now for training sessions led by Don Sechler, Manager, Customer Education, Scientific & Scholarly Research, Thomson Reuters. ISI Web of Knowledge & Web of Science Cited Reference Search February 3, 2010, 1:30pm – 2:30pm This vendor-led workshop introduces Web of Knowledge and cited research searching. […]

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