LayerScape: New use for World Wide Telescope

Science and US Students have long been an issue, with Layerscape this tool is a new way to use World Wide telescope to give your students the ability interact with science.  One of the issues that I have with the World Wide Telescope tools is that they take a little practice to use, but once…

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Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head and your neighbor…

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Climate Research Unit, a good source of data, and a way to show your ability

If you are interested in the so-called Climate Gate or Global Warming or Climate Change, or are just looking for large groups of data, the CRU or Climate Research Unit is a good place to start, you can find the CRU data and other information at CRU Data Page.  This is the controversial center of…

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Climategate, Global Warming and the Trident Workbench: Galileo and Peer Review

What would Galileo do?  I think that he would head out to the local coffee shop, order a large cup of coffee and think about this whole situation with the “science” of global warming.  Then he would walk home and think about what resources did he have to really look at the data behind the…

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Climategate: Open Provenance a way to prevent the lack of trust in data and modeling

The Trident workbench is only one way to create and present scientific workflow.  To make sure that other scientific workflow systems are able to utilize other science or engineering modeling, a standard has been proposed. You can find the document I am working from at: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18332/1/opm.pdf . The high level requirements may look like: The…

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ClimateGate: Setting up the experiment to measure “heat”, thinking about thermodynamics

There are a few laws in the universe and thermodynamics has a lock on some of the more depressing statements.  As I think of them: First Law of Thermodynamics: You can win Second Law of Thermodynamics: The first law is wrong, and not only can’t you win, everything in the universe will die because of…

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Trident Workbench and SQL Express

I hope you have successfully downloaded and installed Trident Workbench, with the Word Add-in, which is a cool way to document your research.  You will also need to have SQL Express installed on your system, with SP1 installed.  Keep in mind, as a non-commercial researcher, you should have access to the full versions of SQL,…

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Climategate, Global Warming, Provenance: Why

Well the Global Warming discussion seems to be ignoring the lack of provenance for the investigation into the causes.  Emails do not make a scientific investigation, it might make an engineering investigations, or a production investigation.  Presenting the data for many eyes to view, utilization of true peer review of the science, and maintaining the…

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ClimateGate, Global Warming and Provenance: Trident Workbench

Ok, blowhards like Rush Limbaugh keep stating that the actual science around Global Warming does not fit the “templates”.  I guess that Rush means media templates, because I doubt that the Limbaugh the Great understands the first thing about research templates or workflows.  Then again, most of the people who believe in Global Warming likely…

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Climategate, global warming and provenance

Ok, taking a chance here: I reviewed the emails and don’t really get the whole “global warming” as a scam.  Clearly the globe is warming after the mini-ice age between 1500 and 1825 or so.  During the period since the mini-ice age, the human population has grown, built beautiful cities, roadways and generally turned the…

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