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A Pink Dolphin?

September 10th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

"Pinky," the rare pink dolphin first noticed as a calf back in 2007, is in the spotlight again. Check out National Geographic News for video and an explanation of this amazing creature's startling color.

World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found — and it’s for science!

August 24th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Oldest Known Message-In-A-Bottle Found A postcard placed in a bottle and thrown into the North Sea more than a century ago has been found and returned to the scientific institution responsible for its distribution. Rather than a love letter or an SOS to the world, it is part of one of... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 20th, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and... Read the rest of this entry »

2,616,375 (2 million!) IEEE Conference papers easier to find than ever before!

August 3rd, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Use BU Library SEARCH and your keywords to find cutting edge research from IEEE Conferences. 1,056,990 (1 million+!) journal articles from IEEE Journals are also directly findable by keyword including author names in BU Library SEARCH. IEEE technical papers can also be found in the The IEEE Digital Library including... Read the rest of this entry »

How Scientists Do Their Work

July 28th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

The Science Boot Camp is a meeting of information professionals and scientists held every year in the Northeast.  At Boot Camp, librarians and other non-scientists learn about different fields of scientific inquiry and how the scientists in those areas conduct research.  Even if you aren't an information professional, the videos... Read the rest of this entry »

New Horizons Probe Passes Pluto

July 14th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

The spacecraft New Horizons flew within 13,000 km of Pluto at 8:03 am on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. This is the first time a human artifact has had a close encounter with the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is so far from earth that it takes about four and a half hours... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Summer 2015!

June 21st, 2015

in Astronomy Library; Science and Engineering Library

Today is the longest day of the year and the start of the summer season. See the science behind the Summer Solstice.

Network Security Poster Session

April 28th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Students of CS 558 (Network Security) will present their research on information tracking practices used by popular web sites. The encryption practices, placement of cookies, and information sharing policies of Facebook, SoundCloud, Adobe, and other sites were analyzed during the course of the semester. The session will take place May... Read the rest of this entry »

Boston College Boisi Center holds lecture on “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial”

April 7th, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Time: 5:30-7:00 PM Location: McGuinn Hall 121 A live broadcast of this event can be watched at http://frontrow.bc.edu/climatedenial for those who can not attend in person. More information here.

Internship Opportunity with Environment Massachusetts

April 3rd, 2015

in Science and Engineering Library

Environment Massachusetts' Solar Campaign is looking for interns: "We're hiring interns for the summer and the fall semester. Summer interns work 20-40 hours per week, and fall semester interns typically work 10-15 hours per week. The position is unpaid."