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Applied Physics Reviews: What's Your Review?

Applied Physics Review used t0 published under its parent journal, Journal of Applied Physics, by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) from 1980 to 2013.  In 2014, AIP decided to publish Applied Physics Review as a separate publication. It features reviews of important and current topics of experimental or theoretical research in applied physics and applications of physics to other branches of science and engineering. These articles may vary in scope and length—from comprehensive reviews covering established areas in-depth to concise reviews covering new and emerging areas of science.

Check out this journal, and let us know your evaluation of it below in the comments.

Ebooks for R, The Programming Language

R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  JPL Library has a several electronic books on the various aspects about R, from introductory text to specific applications.  Click on the tiles to see the table-of-contents of the book and download for later reading.

All ebooks can be accessed from within the JPL network, chapters can be downloaded and moved to mobile devices for later reading. All electronic books are for individual reading and use only, they cannot be transferred to other people.  To recommend ebooks to JPL colleagues, please ask them to download their own copy via JPL network.

2014 Year-in-Reviews in Science and Technology

What are some of the significant developments and breakthrough in science and technologies in 2014?  Here are a few summaries:

Watch AGU Fall Meeting From the Hub

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Between December 15-19, selected sessions will be streamed live from San Francisco. Here is the tentative schedule, check back as more sessions are added.

Monday, December 15

  • 12:30-1:30 AGU Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture: featuring Dr. Jeffrey D. Saches, professor of economics, an expert in sustainable development, and author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).

Tuesday, December 16

  • 12:30-1:30 AGU Presidential Forum will feature two speakers: transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase and Schmidt Family Foundation President Wendy Schmidt. Robin Chase is the founder of the largest car-sharing company, and recipient of several innovation awards. Wendy Schmidt is known for her work and advocacy in supporting renewable energy and wiser use of natural resources.

Wednesday, December 17

  • 12:30-1:30  AGU session on General Building Resilient Communities featuring featuring former NASA astronaut and the current Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, Kathryn Sullivan.

Thursday, December 18

  • 1230-1:30 AGU Union Agency Lecture will be given by Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, who is an expert on energy and climate issues.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at or call ext 4-4200.