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Wikipedia on H-index ---- another excellent article, and also very interesting!

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This article is about the index of scientific research impact. For the economic measure, see Herfindahl index.

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ADVANCES IN CONTACT MECHANICS : A TRIBUTE TO JJ KALKER DELFT 22/24 OCTOBER

 

http://www.contactmechanics.org/

Delft 22 - 24 October

Chairmen:    

Tom Scarpas     Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Patrick Selvadurai     McGill University, Canada

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A movement to improve Peer Review in Italy and the relative Forum

 

Palazzo del Quirinale, 09-07-2008

Il Presidente Giorgio Napolitano rivolge il
suo indirizzo di saluto ad una delegazione dei firmatari di due appelli
in favore della ricerca scientifica

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Beyond nanoscales...

My friend Pugno is speculating beyond the nanomaterial strength.

 

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Viagra and Mechanics --- Watermelon May Have Viagra-effect

I was reading this research from A&M Texas on Viagra and Watermelon. 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080630165707.htm

I have noticed that it has made the front page news on many newspapers
worldwide in a matter of few days.  Maybe we should move to this field,
and because below I find that there are indeed interaction with aorta stiffness and elastic wave reflections.

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PlosONE publishes secret of Stradivari violins in wood density

Research Article

Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors.

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A collection of "this cannot work" statements

I was  reading the rejection of imechanica from NSF

A "Supreme Court" for peer review of papers and proposals

And these sentences came to my mind.....

"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."
-Dr. Lee DeForest, "Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television."

"The Atomic bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
-Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

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The twin of imechanica in biology and bio-engineering is from MIT !!

OpenWetWare is an
effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom
among researchers and groups who are working in biology &
biological engineering. Learn more about us.

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Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?

Welcome to a Scientific American experiment in "networked
journalism," in which readers—you—get to collaborate with the author to
give a story its final form.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=science-2-point-0-great-new-tool-or-...

 

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Engineering Happiness

dear imechanica friends

   the Grand challenges  for Engineering make clear that we should work for the good of our Society.  So, how much of technology really makes are happier?

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How Many Friends Is Too Many? 5000? Then imechanica is too many!

http://www.newsweek.com/id/137512

 

How Many Friends Is Too Many?

One MySpace exec has even surprised himself by friending a potato. This particular russet has 2,965 friends.

May 26, 2008 Issue

 

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Europe’s research system must change: Nature Vol 452|24 April 2008

Dear Imechanica friend

 a recent Nature Commentary has generated a lot of interest, particularly in Europe. Maybe it is of interest, also in response to Grand Challenges for Engineering?

I suggest some lines: 

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ENERGY IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - Italy Joins European Nuclear Power Revival

Speaking of Grand Challenges, why we never talk of Energy in Imechanica? There are certainly mechanical implications. And Energy is top of the list at the www.engineeringchallenges.org project.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,druck-554969,00.html 

Italy Joins European Nuclear Power Revival

 

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ENERGY IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Italy Joins European Nuclear Power Revival

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