Mobile Pairing Appears for a Number of Science/Engineering Resources

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing of a service called Mobile Pairing.  This message from Lori Sprague of the AMS introduces us to the Mobile Efforts of the society:

“The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the implementation of Mobile Pairing for all of its electronic products – MathSciNet, eJournals and eBooks.

Mobile Pairing allows authorized users to ‘pair’ their mobile devices – tablets, laptops, smartphones – with their host institution’s subscriptions/electronic purchases.  Once ‘paired’, the user will have access to AMS electronic products without having to be connected to the host institution’s network.  The pairing will last for 90days.

For more information about Mobile Pairing, please visit http://www.ams.org/publications/mobilepairing.

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Lori

Lori Sprague
Manager, Sales Administration
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI  02904
las@ams.org
401-455-4064

http://www.ams.org”

This announcement was followed by a note to the PAMNET listserv by Jill Lagerstrom that made us aware of Annual Reviews providing a similar service:

“Hi PAM and Happy Friday to you all.

I just ran into this for the first time today:

If you have a mobile device, you can “pair” it with an institutional subscription to Annual Reviews. Once you do this, you can have off-network access for six months. Are any other institutional content providers doing this? Am I the only one who didn’t know about this? I haven’t tried it yet…

Instructions are here:
https://www.annualreviews.org/action/mobileDevicePairingLogin

Jill

Jill Lagerstrom
Chief Librarian
Space Telescope Science Institute Library
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Lagerstrom@stsci.edu<mailto:Lagerstrom@stsci.edu>
410 338 4961″

Then Christina Pikas wrote:

“You can do it with Web of Science, too. http://wokinfo.com/about/mobile/
I didn’t know this until someone from there posted in a comment on my blog.”

Then there was a mention that IOP had a Mobile Pairing product.  SPIE and SIAM will soon have this new service.  So, rev up those smart phones and tablets!  The summer of 2012 is almost here!

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How to build a fully functional Star Trek Starship Enterprise in 20 years – Electronic Products

This is a perfect post for the Friday before a holiday weekend.  We will expect your evaluations by Tuesday morning.  🙂

How to build a fully functional Star Trek Starship Enterprise in 20 years – Electronic Products.

Amusing NPR Story: When Does a Person Start to Boil?

Yesterday morning, owing to all the dreadful heat throughout the nation, NPR replayed a story that was originally aired a couple of years ago.  As their story goes, 232 years ago some adventurous souls decided to do some experiments.  They built a special room that could maintain a temperature well above the boiling point of water.  Well the story is delightful as is, so I’ll just link to it here:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/07/25/138603776/when-does-a-person-start-to-boil

Being a librarian, I wanted to track down the original journal article that gave the details of this 1775 experiment.  What is neat is that I found two of them and these articles are online full-text in JSTOR!  I’ve provided the bibliographic details below:

Experiments and Observations in an Heated Room By Charles Blagden, M. D. F. R. S.
Charles Blagden
Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775)
Vol. 65, (1775), pp. 111-123
(article consists of 13 pages)
Published by: The Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/106183

Further Experiments and Observations in an Heated Room. By Charles Blagden, M. D. F. R. S.
Charles Blagden
Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775)
Vol. 65, (1775), pp. 484-494
(article consists of 11 pages)
Published by: The Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/106218

Carbon nanotube tattoos could track blood sugar

Carbon nanotube tattoos could track blood sugar.  Imagine a tatoo that displays your blood sugar!  Those of us with daily testing requirements would be quite happy to see this succeed!