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Antarctica Weddell Seal Science WebPortal
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WeddellSealScience.com
This Weddell Seal Science website is produced by the Weddell Seal Population Ecology Project based at the Montana State University - Bozeman to present information, video files and multimedia, and social media about the Project's Weddell research in Antarctica. This Weddell Seal Project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and assisted by the United States Antarctic Program. (USAP). The purpose of the website is to function as a central web portal to make available to the general public, educators and students numerous assets including articles, a seasonal Antarctic field blog, select videos and multimedia on the project, Weddell seals, and the work of the researchers studying the population and mass dynamics of Antarctica's Weddell seals.

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Mary Lynn Price
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Date Added:
05/13/2016
Arms Control, Deterrence and Nuclear Proliferation Documents
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This collection contains documents about arms control, nuclear deterrence and nuclear proliferation. Principle documents include: The Baruch Plan, Churchill' s "Iron Curtain" Speech, Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace Speech, Sec. of Defense McNamara's "No Cities" Speech, Sec. of Defense McNamara's "Mutual Deterrence" Speech. The collection also contains documents about recent nuclear events in North Korea, India and Pakistan.

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Date Added:
10/17/2005
Asian Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Asian Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science (AJCPS) is an open access international journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles. The journal is a Quarterly Publication.

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08/22/2017
Cuban Missile Crisis Documents
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These documents chronicle the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 15, 1962, the Soviet Union was discovered attempting to install nuclear missiles in Cuba. These missiles would have been capable of quickly reaching the United States. President Kennedy responded with a naval blockade. After several days of increasing tensions, the Soviet Union finally agreed to remove the missiles.

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History, Law, Politics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
DAV International Journal of Science
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DAV International Journal of Science is the official biannual publication of D.B.F. Dayanand College of Art & Science, Solapur, India. DAVIJS Publishes original research on aspects of ecology, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmaceutics, cognitive science, mathematics, physical education, medical engineering and applied sciences (click to see full subject area list). The manuscripts may be field, laboratory or theoretical studies having a new idea, method or approach to a specific problem, question or topic. DAVIJS aims to publish articles detailing novel and important work that will challenge the way current wisdom thinks.

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D. B. F. Dayanand College of Art & Science
Date Added:
10/13/2015
Developing the Hydrogen Bomb Documents
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These documents chronicle the United States? effort in developing the hydrogen bomb and the effects of the Soviet Union's atomic-bomb development. Documents include: ?General Advisory Committee's Majority and Minority Reports on Building the H-Bomb? and ?Comments on The History of the H-Bomb? by Hans A. Bethe.

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History, Law, Politics
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Documents about the Effects of Nuclear War
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A militarily plausible nuclear attack, even "limited," could be expected to kill people and to inflict economic damage on a scale unprecedented in American experience; a large-scale nuclear exchange would be a calamity unprecedented in human history. This collection of documents includes: "The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" by The Manhattan Engineer District (1946), "The Effects of Nuclear War, Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War" by U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons" by Samuel Glasstone and Philip J. Dolan.

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Atomic Archive
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Christopher Griffith
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10/17/2005
Documents about the Missile Defense
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This collection of documents chronicles milestones in the development of a ballistic-missile defense. These include: President Reagan's ?SDI? Speech (excerpts), ?Foreword Written for a Report on the Strategic Defense Initiative,? and President Bush's ?Address to the American People about Ballistic Missile Defense.?

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History, Law, Politics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Documents about the Oppenheimer Security Hearings
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At the height of McCarthyism, Oppenheimer's politics during the 1930s came under scrutiny and ultimately led to his undoing at the hands of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1953. He asked for a security hearing to review the charges, which went on for four weeks and heard testimony from 40 witnesses including Oppenheimer. Documents include: ?Testimony in the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer - Gen. Leslie Groves, Hans Bethe, George F. Kerman, I. I. Rabi, Edward Teller,? and ?Decision and Opinions of the United States Atomic Energy Commission in the Matter of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.?

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History, Law, Politics
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
A Field Season Gets Underway Set To Weddell Seal Song
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Weddell seals have a large repertoire of very strange vocalizations–everything from chugs, chirps, trills, and whistles to what sounds like something from outer space. Weddells make these sounds both underwater and on top of the sea ice. Our soundtrack composer Steve Perez used hydrophone recordings the project obtained under NMFS Permit 1032-1917 to interweave with guitar and midi to create an other-worldly composition consisting of some of those Weddell seal vocalizations recorded by the Weddell Population Ecology project. Video field footage obtained by project members Eric Boyd and Terrill Paterson under NMFS Permit 17236. Video editing and production by Mary Lynn Price. Learn more at WeddellSealScience.com!

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Applied Science
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Mary Lynn Price
Date Added:
07/06/2017
Hiroshima-Remembered.com: Documents about the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Documents about the atomic boming of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These include: Potsdam Declaration, White House Press Release on Hiroshima, an Eyewitness Account of Atomic Bomb Over Nagasaki, Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima By Father John A. Siemes, The Voice of Hibakusha, The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by The Manhattan Engineer District, The Yields of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Explosions , On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Project - Albert Einstein, and Truman's Reflections on the Atomic Bombings.

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Technology
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Physics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Historical Documents and Reports
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This section features a collection of some of the documents and reports that have shaped the atomic age. Categories include: The Nuclear Age Begins, The Manhattan Project, The Trinity Test, The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Developing the Hydrogen Bomb, The Oppenheimer Affair, Cuban Missile Crisis, Arms Control, Deterrence and Nuclear Proliferation, and Missile Defense.

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Technology
History, Law, Politics
Physics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
The Manhattan Project Documents
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These documents chronicle the establishment of a secret program?which came to be known as the Manhattan Project?to develop an atomic bomb, a powerful explosive nuclear weapon. Principal documents include: ?The Quebec Agreement,? The Roosevelt-Churchill "Tube Alloys" Deal, Interim Committee's Report, ?Report of the Committee on Political and Social Problems (The Franck Report), and ?Atomic Energy for Military Purposes (The Smyth Report).?

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Technology
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Atomic Archive
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Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
The Nuclear Age Begins
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These early documents chronicle the beginnings of the atomic age: Meitner and Frisch's ?Nature Article: Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons,? Einstein's Letter to President Roosevelt, President Roosevelt's response to Dr. Einstein, Frisch-Peierls Memorandum, and ?The MAUD Report.?

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History, Law, Politics
Physics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Photographs of Blast Effects on Structures
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This photograph collection shows a wood-frame house located 1,100 meters from ground zero, exposed to a nuclear blast at the Nevada Test Site. The test was Upshot-Knothole Annie, a 16 Kt tower shot, on March 17, 1953. Exposure to thermal radiation was 25 cal/cm2, about one-quarter of that experienced at ground zero in Hiroshima. The blast over pressure was 5 psi, and the blast wave created surface winds of 160 mph.

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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
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Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Photographs of Chicago Pile One (CP-1)
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This collection shows photographs shows the construction of CP-1, or Chicago Pile Number One, that was done under the football stadium in an abandoned squash court at the University of Chicago. The pile contained 771,000 lbs. of graphite, 80,590 lbs. of uranium oxide and 12,400 lbs. of uranium metal when it went ?critical.? It cost about $1 million to produce and build. The pile took the form of a flattened ellipsoid, which measured 25 ft. wide and 20 ft. high.

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Technology
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Physics
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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Photographs of Little Boy and Fat Man Bombs
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A collection of photographs of the Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs features some images of the actual bombs that were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, as well as photographs of replicas displayed in museums.

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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Photographs of Tinian Island
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This collection of photographs depicts the 509th Composite Bomb Group on Tinian Island in the Pacific, the crews of the Enola Gay and Bock's Car, and actual atomic bombs that were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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NSDL Staff
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Atomic Archive
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Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Photographs of the Trinity Test
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This section contains images of the first atomic test and aftermath. On July 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 AM, a light "brighter than a thousand suns" filled the valley. As the now-familiar mushroom cloud rose into the sky, Oppenheimer quoted from Hindu scripture, the ?Bhagavad-gita,? ?Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.? The world had entered the nuclear age. The ?Gadget? had a yield equivalent to 19 kilotons of TNT. ?Fat Man,? the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, was identical in design to the ?Gadget.?

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Atomic Archive
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Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Trinity Test Documents
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This collection of documents covers the preparations, observations, and post-test summaries of the first test, known as the Trinity Test, of an atomic device (the Gadget).

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Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
VIMS Journal of Physical Therapy
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VIMS Journal of Physical Therapy [Formally known as VIMS Journal of Physiotherapy Case Reports , ISSN NO.: 2456-4087(O)] is an open access peer reviewed official e-journal of DVVPF, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar. This journal accepts original research papers that expands the field of general Physiotherapy knowledge and which has important implications for physiotherapy. It covers wide areas in Physiotherapy being covered under four prominent specialties which are in tune with the affiliating university i.e. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences(MUHS),Nashik. These specialties are Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurophysiotherapy, Cardio-vascular & respiratory Physiotherapy and Community Physiotherapy. It has separate editors for each specialty thus increasing the chances of better quality minutely scrutinized research reports. The issue is published half yearly with maximum of 10 papers in each issue.

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Education
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Case Study
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Bhartiya Vijay
Darade Shrikant Bhimrao Ganvir Shyam Diwate Abhijit Anap Deepak Nikhade Nitin
Darade Shrikant Bhimrao Roy Manjumala Harbilas Bhagwat Sandip
Deshmukh Aishwarya
Dr Bhagyashree K Koli Dr Deepak B Anap
Dr Diwate Abhijit D
Dr Snehal Waghavkar Dr Suvarna Ganvir
Dr Thokal Deepti C Dr Ganvir Shyam D
Dr Wakde Pooja Dr Anap Deepak B
Raut Aishwarya Mrinal Dr Ganvir Suvarna Shyam
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07/02/2020
Video: Are Some Weddell Seal Pups Couch Potatoes?
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Ecologists are investigating whether Weddell seal pups that spend more time in the water learning to swim with their moms have a higher chance of surviving to return and have pups of their own. Weddell seals live all their lives in Antarctica, and are the southernmost mammal in the world. Weddell moms spend a lot of time with their pups coaxing them into the cold Antarctic water and helping them learn to swim. Footage includes interviews with Montana State University ecology professors Bob Garrott and Jay Rotella. Video production by Mary Lynn Price. Additional footage by Jessica Farrer, Jesse DeVoe, Henry Kaiser, Rob Robbins, and Steve Rupp. More information at http://WeddellSealScience.com.

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Education
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Author:
Mary Lynn Price
Date Added:
11/20/2016
Video: "Weddell Seals and a Massive Iceberg Event"
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The resilient Weddell seals of Erebus Bay in Antarctica's Ross Sea, and how they responded to a massive iceberg event that blocked access to some of their pupping areas in the past decade. These seals are the southernmost mammal on Earth, and are the subject of one of the longest running population studies ever of a long-lived mammal.

Video includes interviews filmed in Antarctica with Montana State University ecologists Jay Rotella, Bob Garrott, and Thierry Chambert. Footage and images contributed by Mary Lynn Price, Henry Kaiser, Jay Rotella, Bob Garrott, Don Siniff, Gillian Hadley, Rob Robbins, Steve Rupp, Jesse DeVoe, Glenn Stauffer, Jessica Farrer, Jen Mannas, and Thierry Chambert. Video editing by Mary Lynn Price. Opening music composed by Darren Roberts, piano by Rachel Carlson.

A preview of this video first screened at the 2012 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Special Cultural Event Program in Portland, Oregon. More info on the Weddell seal population study project at http://WeddellSealScience.com.

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Applied Science
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Life Science
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Case Study
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Author:
Mary Lynn Price
Date Added:
11/20/2016