Scientists from the Andalusian Research Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence, or DaSCI (University of Granada), together with the private company Ferrovial and the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, highlight the need for unified, accessible, and open data in developing projects to address many of the challenges of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
The oil industry recognized the potential of films and movies early on and, since the start of the 20th century, has attempted to influence society through its own productions. The new book "Petrocinema", published by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Stockholm University, shows how closely the nascent film industry was linked to various oil companies.
A book has shown how dance and movement can help people re-imagine their relationships with the areas they live and work in. Site, Dance, and Body also explores how humans engage with the materials and textures within their families sites.
The book describes the construction of hydraulic power plants and presents the theory of the working process for each part.
This book will guide the reader to discover new natural products from Asia and Africa and the different ways to use them to treat or alleviate many of the most common diseases.
In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2021), the Vilcek Foundation has released a free coloring book that celebrates the scientific careers and contributions of 19 outstanding contemporary women scientists and physicians.
A major new international textbook aims to make sure girls and women have equal access to science-related learning at all stages of their education, in order to build female representation across the board. Integrating STEM in Higher Education: Addressing Global Issues, to be published later this year, emphasises the importance of student-centred approaches for co-generating knowledge and innovation, "creating great graduates who can solve problems".
Since photography's invention, U.S. presidents have been among the most common subjects for the camera. So Cara Finnegan decided to tell the story of the medium's evolution through those historical figures in Photographic Presidents: Making History from Daguerreotype to Digital, publishing this spring. It's not a coffee table book filled with iconic photos, but a history of photography told through its interactions with presidents, and at key moments of transformation in the technology.
Sweden has become a powerhouse in pop music, whereas Finland has established a darker, heavier music brand. For the first time ever, an international publication series has devoted an anthology on research in Finnish popular music.
An expert on the science of attraction has good news for anyone dating during Covid-19: Zoom dates can lead to more successful relationships. In a new, updated edition of Attraction Explained: The science of how we form relationships (Routledge, published on 11 February), Viren Swami, Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, covers topics including how appearance and similarity affect who we fall for, and the reason long-distance relationships are successful.