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  • September 10, 2014
  • 04:18 PM
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Blind Date Resumee

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Sometimes, the employer is even in a bigger need than the job seeker. And the most used instrument which can bring these two together is a resume.... Read more »

Mark Wilson. (2012) How To Redesign Your Resume For A Recruiter’s 6-Second Attention Span. fastcodesign.com. info:/

  • March 12, 2014
  • 04:12 PM
  • 368 views

Audience analysis chart

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

A helpful way of gathering information about your readers is to conduct an audience analysis using a chart where on the x axis you list all possible and potential audiences you consider and on the y axis list audience analysis questions. ... Read more »

Carrie Ann Koplinka-Loehr. (1984) The Use of Educational Theory in Science Writing: Audience Analysis and Accommodation. Cornell University. info:/

Butcher, G. (2005) Using audience analysis in the development of web sites. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. info:other/#ED53B-01

  • March 2, 2014
  • 12:13 AM
  • 489 views

Tree types of audience

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Interestingly enough, as soon as one starts answering audience analysis questions, one realizes that there is more than one potential audience. Sometimes one can count 3 to 6 (and even more) different groups of people who made up for different audiences. Yes they all will read your communication.... Read more »

Carrie Ann Koplinka-Loehr. (1984) The Use of Educational Theory in Science Writing: Audience Analysis and Accommodation. Cornell University. info:/

Butcher, G. (2005) Using audience analysis in the development of web sites. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. info:other/#ED53B-01

  • February 24, 2014
  • 03:06 PM
  • 343 views

Audience analysis – 1

by olga Vovk in Milchstraße

The audience analysis is an important task, which should be done at the very beginning of the writing process, but which is often overlooked in both scientific, technical, and technology writing.... Read more »

Carrie Ann Koplinka-Loehr. (1984) The Use of Educational Theory in Science Writing: Audience Analysis and Accommodation. Cornell University. info:/

  • January 29, 2014
  • 05:13 PM
  • 237 views

Why do we need one?

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

I am often questions, like “What are you doing as a science writer?”, “Why do we need one?” or “Why our scientist cannot do the job?”... Read more »

  • January 9, 2014
  • 11:15 PM
  • 368 views

Lake Waiau

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Lake Waiau at the top of Mauna Kea is shrinking. For some unknown reasons, for the last few years the lake has shrunk significantly and in September 2013 its diameter was only 15 m. In early 2010, the lake surface area began to shrink rapidly and, by late September 2013, had declined to just 115 m^2 (0.03 acres) – that is, about 2% of its normal surface area. ... Read more »

Andre Heath. (2013) GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Hawaii’s Only Alpine Lake Is Now Shrinking At An Alarming And "Unprecedented" Rate – Lake Waiau Is ALMOST GONE!. thecelestialconvergence. info:other/

United States Geological Survey. (2009) Complete Report for Mauna Kea Volcano (Class B) No. 2601. United States Geological Survey. info:other/United States Geological Survey. 26 October 2009.

  • August 22, 2013
  • 12:47 PM
  • 538 views

All digital images are just large arrays of numbers

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

If we look at image processing from the mathematical perspective, all digital images are just arrays of numbers. Across different fields of study, image processing applications (although initially developed for very specific needs) often use similar image processing routines based on common algorithms. Why I am writing all this?... Read more »

Jennifer L. West, & Ian D. Cameron. (2006) Using the medical image processing package, ImageJ, for astronomy. J.Roy.Astron.Soc.Canada100:242-248,2006. arXiv: astro-ph/0611686v1

Michelle Borkin (Initiative in Innovative Computing, Harvard University), Alyssa Goodman (Initiative in Innovative Computing/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Michael Halle (Initiative in Innovative Computing/Harvard Medical School), Douglas A. (2006) Application of Medical Imaging Software to 3D Visualization of Astronomical Data. arXiv.org. info:/

Covington K, McCreedy ES, Chen M, Carass A, Aucoin N, & Landman BA. (2010) Interfaces and Integration of Medical Image Analysis Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities. Annual ORNL Biomedical Science and Engineering Center Conference ORNL Biomedical Science and Engineering Center Conference, 1-4. PMID: 21151892  

  • July 17, 2013
  • 04:03 PM
  • 466 views

Sunset on Mauna Kea

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Big Island (and particularly Mauna Kea) is the preferred place to train Mars rovers... Read more »

Guy Webster, Rachel Hoover, Dwayne Brown. (2012) NASA Rover's First Soil Studies Help Fingerprint Martian Minerals. NASA web site. info:/

  • March 15, 2013
  • 03:20 PM
  • 571 views

Passive Radio Ice Depth Experiment

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

I would like to discuss one method used for estimate thickness of Antarctic ice, which could be easily adopted for space exploration and could be used to estimate the thickness of ice mantle on extraterrestrial planets, on Ceres and other bodies in the main asteroid belt, and on Jovian moons.... Read more »

  • May 25, 2012
  • 03:14 PM
  • 1,053 views

Once upon a time there was a star

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Once upon a time there was a star. It was big, hot, luminous, and very proud of itself. It was the First Star. It had already devoured all the gas around, so no other stars could be born nearby. No neighbor stars were visible in vicinity either. It was lonely. The First Star spent its life in grief burning H and He and died shortly in pair-instability supernova. Or maybe it died quietly in a black hole. Or maybe I should tell another story. . .

Why do we think that Population III stars exist?
... Read more »

ResearchBlogging.org, & Bromm V. and Larson R. (2009) The First Stars in the Universe . Scientific American. info:/

Stacy, A., Greif, T., & Bromm, V. (2010) The first stars: formation of binaries and small multiple systems. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 403(1), 45-60. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.16113.x  

  • March 13, 2012
  • 02:00 PM
  • 1,116 views

On March 15, 5 suborbital sounding rockets are scheduled to launch from the NASA Wallops Facility, VA

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

This is part of a study of the upper level jet stream located in the mesosphere.

These five rockets will release an aluminum based chemical into the upper layers of atmosphere (the mesosphere) that will form milky-white clouds that will trace winds in space. These clouds might be visible for public up to 20 minutes by East coast residents from southern parts of New Hampshire and Vermont till South Carolina.... Read more »

Larsen, M. F., and C. G. Fesen. (2009) Accuracy issues of the existing thermospheric wind models: Can we rely on them in seeking solutions to wind-driven problems?. Ann. Geophys., 27, 2277–2284. info:/

  • February 21, 2012
  • 02:44 PM
  • 1,523 views

Drilling Lake Vostok

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

On February 5th, 2012, the Russian team has finally managed to penetrate through almost 4000 m (3,768 m) of Antarctica’s ice and reach the surface of lake Vostok.... Read more »

  • November 30, 2011
  • 02:31 PM
  • 1,453 views

The biggest Mars mission launched

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

On Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM EST the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launched successfully from Cape Canaveral using Atlas V 541 rocket and began its journey to Mars. MSL carries the biggest and the most robust Mars rover ever built.... Read more »

Golombek, et al. (2004) Surfical geology of the Spirit rover traverse in Gusev Crater: dry and desiccating since the Hesperian. Second Conference on Early Mars . info:/

Squyres SW, Arvidson RE, Bell JF 3rd, Brückner J, Cabrol NA, Calvin W, Carr MH, Christensen PR, Clark BC, Crumpler L.... (2004) The Opportunity Rover's Athena science investigation at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5702), 1698-703. PMID: 15576602  

  • November 23, 2011
  • 12:03 PM
  • 1,269 views

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Estimating fp

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

In Drake equation, fp stays for a fraction of stars that have planets. The Drake estimate for this parameter was fp=0.5. Which means that 50% of stars in Milky Way may have planets. In its modern estimate fp~ 0.4 (Marcy et al , 2005), however this number can become much higher with developing more precise techniques for planet detection.... Read more »

  • November 23, 2011
  • 10:18 AM
  • 1,025 views

Signal received from the lost Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

Signal received from the lost Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe... Read more »

Harvey, Brian. (2007) The rebirth of the Russian space program 50 years after Sputnik, new frontiers . Springer-Praxis books in space exploration. info:other/

  • November 23, 2011
  • 10:08 AM
  • 447 views

Signal received from the lost Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe

by Olga Vovk in Milchstraße

... Read more »

Harvey, Brian. (2007) The rebirth of the Russian space program 50 years after Sputnik, new frontiers . Springer-Praxis books in space exploration. info:other/

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