The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

From ASEE First Bell: Popular Science (8/9, Boyle) reports, “Small colonies of swimming magnetic particles can self-assemble into micro-machines that can manipulate other particles,” according a study published in Nature Materials. “The particles can be remotely controlled to grasp and move other objects, which could enable precise and delicate fabrication processes that were previously not […]

From the ASEE daily update – First Bell: On its website, MSNBC (7/26, Roach) reports, “Imagine a smartphone that looks like a piece of clear plastic, lighting up to display contacts, a game, the weather, or email from a friend. That future may be upon us thanks to a new, transparent and flexible lithium-ion battery.” […]

From ASEE daily news digest: The International Business Times (5/17) reports that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a study funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and Air Force Research Labs, found that “biofuels may pollute the environment much more heavily if the process used to make them isn’t done in the right […]

Teaching APSC 262 class – Tue, 1 February, 11am – 12pm in MCLD 228. Library course page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2500

APSC 150 students will see us on Wed, 26 January, 8:30am – 9:00am and Wed, 26 January, 3:30pm – 4:00pm for a short class talking about researching engineering failures. Here is the library class page – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411

This week APSC 201 and APSC 176 students will see Kevin Read, Heidi Schiller , Andre Iwanchuk and myself coming to their classes to talk libraries. We will show the major engineering databases, ebook packages and talk about evaluating engineering information. We have booked six (6) sessions this week…see you in one of those!

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