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Upcoming deadline: 1 June 2006
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India, and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World [formerly Third World Academy of Sciences] (TWAS) have instituted a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research leading towards Ph.D in newly emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in the Laboratories/Institutes of the CSIR. Deadline for applications is 1 June.
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27 April 2006. To coincide with the TWAS 10th General Conference, which will be held in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, on 2-6 September 2006, TWAS is also organizing a conference for talented young researchers working in the life sciences on the theme of "Promoting Life Sciences for Sustainable Development" that will be held from 2-5 September. The general aim of the conference is to bring together a group of the most talented young researchers pursuing fundamental (basic) research in biological sciences to share experiences and to present their research results to leading senior scientists in the field, including TWAS Fellows and to discuss how their research can be used to promote sustainable development.
ESOF2006 is an interdisciplinary non-profit event seeking to foster debate on science and society. ESOF brings together researchers from different disciplines, policy-makers, representatives of industrial R&D, science journalists and the general public. It fosters debate about science and society, presents science and the humanities at the cutting edge and stimulates scientific awareness.
ESOF2006 will take place in Munich from July 15th to 19th, 2006.
WAYS is organizing two workshops.
Wind is simply the air in motion. Usually when we are talking about the wind it is the horizontal motion we are concerned about. If you hear a forecast of west winds of 10 to 20 mph that means the horizontal winds will be 10 to 20 mph FROM the west.
Although we cannot actually see the air moving we can measure its motion by the force that it applies on objects. For example, on a windy day leaves rustling or trees swaying indicate that the wind is blowing. Officially, a wind vane measures the wind direction and an anemometer measures the wind speed.
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This article was prepared for the U.S. Forest Service by Matthew Shepherd and Scott Hoffman Black of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, with contributions from Carol Kearns of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Fly or bee? At first glance, this might appear to be a bee, but there are several features that make it easy to separate this flower fly from a bee: the eyes are huge, the antenna are short and stubby with a bristle half-way along; there’s nowhere to carry pollen; and there is only one pair of wings. (Source: USFS; Credit: Alex Wild)
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