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Should we clone dinosaurs?

There has been a wide speculation about whether we need to clone dinosaurs or not. There has been a lot of arguments and debates on this wide issue. Some scientists are ready to invests millions of dollars of funds on research for cloning dinosaurs. Considering the lack of technological advancement that we are facing right now, it can be implied that the only way, this issue can be debated upon in hypothetically. Imagining that we have the technology required for time travel and DNA replication and cloning, the major question that arises in the minds of everyone, is "why dinosaurs?"

Many people suggest theories where one person goes back in time through a portal, and then gets the DNA of the dinosaurs back to the present. But that theory has a major flaw. When you can get to the past, why not get the whole dinosaur itself, why only its DNA. That would be much easier and cost efficient than any of the DNA cloning procedures.

Has Technology reached a tipping point?

With the rise of the commercial electronic goods, in the hands of people, tech-giants have a huge liability; they have to come up with new designs and ideas, which they have never thought of. With constant innovation over the years, tech-giants are expected to come up something new every year. This is not as easy as it may seem. It requires the work of thousands of engineers and programmers, who are constantly brainstorming every possibility out there. Major tech companies like Apple and Samsung have started to deteriorate in their level of experimentation and new ideas. After so many years, these companies seem to have reached this pinnacle, where they cannot go any further. they are not able to think of anything new, but rather modify the present gadgets, to state of the art.

Statement from WAYS on xenophobia

You can find a statement from the WAYS-President Henry Roman on xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the attachment below.

Global Webinar: Radicalisation - The "National Socialist Underground" (NSU) in Germany

When we talk about terrorism then there is a lot of attention drawn to “Islamic” terrorism but there is other terrorism within Europe as well. Radicalistion of young “white” youths is also happening in many countries.

In this webinar we will look at Germany and the "National Socialist Underground" which has been responsible for the murder of ten migrant shopkeepers and three harrowing bomb attacks in migrant neighborhoods with more than two dozen severely injured victims of Iranian, Turkish, Kurdish and Italian descent.

The Webinar will be presented by Heike Kleffner has been working as a journalist on neo-Nazi violence since the mid-1990ies and has closely followed the "NSU case". She will talk about right-wing terrorism in Germany, the role of the police and the need to confront institutional racism in order to effectively combat neo-Nazi violence.

IMPROVED MOUNTAGE FOR ERI SILKWORM

A new wooden collapsible strip type mountage for eri silkworm has been innovated which is more superior in terms of time requirement for harvesting, construction skill and gender friendly for handing. After placing the matured larva in the gaps the mountage has to cover with a paper. By pulling out the strips the cocoons can be harvested easily. From this mountage, 99.75% good cocoon can be harvested. In traditional jail mountage due to 10-25% stained cocoons farmers got Rupees 400 to 500/- per kg of cut cocoons. On the other hand in the improved new mountage due to 100% clean uniform cocoon famers got maximum remuneration i.e., up to rupees 600/- per kg of cut cocoons. Further, cocoons harvested from this mountage are more suitable for utilizing as seed cocoons as cocoons are formed in one layer getting sufficient aeration. In a 90 X 60 cm size of this improved mountage around 500 ripened worms can be mounted for cocoon formation.

International Conference in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Spectroscopy ICNBS Egypt 2015

International Conference in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Spectroscopy ICNBS Egypt 2015
27th March 2015 at 09:00 - 29th March 2015 (GMT+02:00) Cairo
Cataract pyramids 5 stars resort, Giza, Egypt
The Conference will consist of invited oral presentations, oral presentations and poster presentations selected from abstracts. We are now accepting applications for oral and poster presentations.

Authors will be notified of the selection results. Submissions for presentations should include an abstract of no more than 350 words

Written in Times new roman size 12

It must Include its:

Category name

Title

Author name

Position

Affiliation

Email

and all written in bold 14 Times new roman.

Poster instructions:

Poster must be 1m length x 1m width

On your posters, please include:

Title

Authors – denote presenting author with *

A reception to view and discuss posters will be held during the first day of the conference.

Internet TV - Science Matters - Food Scarcity

We invite you to this Internet TV programme that we are developing with the British Council on Science and Society and looking at how science matters to us all.

This programme will focus on Food Scarcity and will involve us in a discussion on the growing food crisis in the world. Is the solution high tech science like GM food or is it appropriate tech solutions through science and ecology? And indeed is it just a question of science or do factors like population, politics and corporate power enter into this debate.

In the programme we will interview several people around some of these issues and then open a discussion up with live questions coming in from the viewing audience to be answered by two protagonists in the high tech and appropriate tech camps.

WAYS-UNESCO Science Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean

Under the Ibero-American Congress on Science, Technology, Innovation and Education

Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 14, 2014, 15:00 to 18:00 h

On the last day of the Ibero-American Congress on Science, Technology, Innovation and Education, which brings together scientists, policymakers, science educators and administrators from Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, the voice of emerging Latin American scientists will be heard in two dynamic sessions featuring innovative projects that showcase science, culture, science advocacy and science diplomacy.

The Youth Science Forum is convened by WAYS (World Association of Young Scientists) and the Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean of UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization), as the inaugural event of WAYS-LAC (World Association of Young Scientists-Latin America and the Caribbean).

When Jehlum the Lifeline of Kashmir turned Violent

Kashmir witnessed one of the horrific floodwaters in recent memory. The benign Jhelum river which has been lifeline of Kashmir turned violent in the first week of September rendering hundreds homeless. The wrath that the Jhelum inflicted on the citizens of Kashmir was unprecedented. The fury seemed untamable. The river was whipping along with houses and shops inhabitants of many areas.

The question that arises here is what caused these floods? There are several answers to this question which have been discussed in detail in this article

Silting and River widening: River widening and silting are the prime factors responsible for floods that wrecked havoc in Srinagar city and various areas of south Kashmir. Had our state government initiated the process of de-silting our rivers the situation would have been altogether different. De-silting would have added absorption base to our river ecosystems, and would have accommodated more water level.

Global Webinar. Food Scarcity: Population Matters

This is the second of three webinars that we will be doing that will complement the Internet TV Programme that we will be doing in November with the British Council on Science Matters.

An Environmental Science Degree An Investment In The Future

The world is changing faster now than at any time since the last ice-age 10,000 years ago and the major cause of that change is man. To allow the changes to continue unchecked is reckless at the least. Monitoring those changes and being able to convince others that we have to do or not do activities that affect the environment will take well qualified people with the relevant environmental science degree.

It has often been said that the education offered in colleges and universities are a direct response to the job market and the trends therein. If this is so then the future for professionals with an environmental science degree could not be much brighter.

After the industrial and the informational age, we are quickly entering the environmental age, where the environment and its characteristics are of paramount importance.

Remote sensing

for clean the water of a lake or a wetland using remote sensing and gis technology?
any suggestions dear friends?

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Global Webinar. Food Scarcity: Population Matters

This webinar will look at the question of population and discuss if the increasing population of our planet is the root of food scarcity and tackling that is more important than scientific and technological innovations required feed an increasing population.

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Global Webinar - Making Technology Work for a Sustainable World

This webinar will discuss how science and technology can be harnessed to create a sustainable world that values communities and works with them. Many high tech solutions have often resulted in the displacement of communities in developing countries rather than sustaining them and helping them to grow.

Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) is a fast and peer-reviewed journal and is scheduled to publish 12 issues in a year. It publishes original research papers, short communications and review papers on the main aspects of Environmental sciences, Biology, Atmospheric sciences, Environmental chemistry, Earth science, Ecology, Forestry, Agro-forestry, Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Vegetation survey, Bioremediation, Geosciences, Organisms and Conservation of Natural sciences.

eISSN: 2222-3045, pISSN: 2220-6663
Impact factor: 1.356 (Universal Impact Factor)
Frequency: 12 issues per year

Editor in Chief
● Dr. M. Anowar Razvy
E-mail: jbes@innspub.net
website: http://www.innspub.net/journal/journal-of-biodiversity-and-environmental...
Advisory Board Members
● Caroline Almeida Souza, Forest Engineer, Center for Forest Resource Technology, Cidade Universitaria, Brasil