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NASA STI Program and NTRS Continues On

November 6th, 2014

The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office announces the closure of the contractor-operated NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI) facilities in Hanover, MD, and Hampton, VA, effective for operational work on  December 15,  2014.    Under the auspices of the NASA STI Program, CASI served the Agency for several decades by collecting, organizing, disseminating, and preserving NASA’s scientific and technical information.  In recent years the move from print-based to digital-based collection and storage of content has diminished the need for an offsite processing facility.

Although the chapter is closing for CASI, its legacy and the services it performed are transitioning to contract services at the NASA Langley Research Center.  As such, customers will continue to have access to the same products and services to which they have been accustomed.

Information Desk:
help@sti.nasa.gov or
HQ-STI-INFODESK@mail.nasa.gov
757-864-9658

New Address:

NASA STI Program / Mail Stop 148
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA  23681-2199
Fax: 757-864-6500

Dava Newman Nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator

November 6th, 2014

In October, President Obama nominated Dava Newman to be the next NASA Deputy Administrator. Newman is a professor from MIT, with experiences in both space technology and policy.  Here is a short list of work about her and by her.

Videos about her work and life:

Book by Dr. Newman:

  • Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design, 2002

Selected papers:


 Record 1 of 23
Title: Dynamic Understanding of Human-Skin Movement and Strain-Field Analysis
Author(s): Wessendorf, AM (Wessendorf, Ashley M.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING  Volume: 59  Issue: 12  Pages: 3432-3438   Published: DEC 2012

Record 2 of 23
Title: A gravity loading countermeasure skinsuit
Author(s): Waldie, JM (Waldie, James M.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 68  Issue: 7-8  Pages: 722-730  Published: APR-MAY 2011

Record 3 of 23
Title: Educational tool for modeling and simulation of a closed regenerative life support system
Author(s): Arai, T (Arai, Tatsuya); Fanchiang, C (Fanchiang, Christine); Aoki, H (Aoki, Hirofumi); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 63  Issue: 7-10  Pages: 1100-1105 Published: OCT-NOV 2008

Record 4 of 23
Title: Characterization of a lower-body exoskeleton for simulation of space-suited locomotion
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 62  Issue: 4-5  Pages: 308-323 Published: FEB-MAR 2008

Record 5 of 23
Title: Space suit bioenergetics: Cost of transport during walking and running
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 78  Issue: 12  Pages: 1093-1102   Published: DEC 2007

Record 6 of 23
Title: Space suit bioenergetics: Framework and analysis of unsuited and suited activity
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 78  Issue: 11  Pages: 1013-1022 Published: NOV 2007

Record 7 of 23
Title: Flexibility in system design and implications for aerospace systems
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 53  Issue: 12  Pages: 927-944  Published: DEC 2003

Record 8 of 23
Title: Flexibility and the value of on-orbit servicing: New customer-centric perspective
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Lamassoure, ES (Lamassoure, ES); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 40  Issue: 2  Pages: 279-291 Published: MAR-APR 2003

Record 9 of 23
Title: Issues of exploration: Human health and wellbeing during a mission to Mars
Author(s): White, RJ (White, RJ); Bassingthwaighte, JB (Bassingthwaighte, JB); Charles, JB (Charles, JB); Kushmerick, MJ (Kushmerick, MJ); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Edited by: Horneck G; Vazquez ME; Porterfield DM
Source: SPACE LIFE SCIENCES: MISSIONS TO MARS, RADIATION BIOLOGY, AND PLANTS AS A FOUNDATION FOR LONG-TERM LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN SPACE  Book Series: ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH  Volume: 31  Issue: 1  Pages: 7-16 Published: 2003

Record 10 of 23
Title: Spacecraft design lifetime
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 39  Issue: 2  Pages: 244-257 Published: MAR-APR 2002

Record 11 of 23
Title: Human-centred approaches in slipperiness measurement
Author(s): Gronqvist, R (Gronqvist, R); Abeysekera, J (Abeysekera, J); Gard, G (Gard, G); Hsiang, SM (Hsiang, SM); Leamon, TB (Leamon, TB); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Gielo-Perczak, K (Gielo-Perczak, K); Lockhart, TE (Lockhart, TE); Pai, CYC (Pai, CYC)
Source: ERGONOMICS  Volume: 44  Issue: 13  Pages: 1167-1199 Published: OCT 20 2001

Record 12 of 23
Title: Astronaut-induced disturbances to the microgravity environment of the Mir space station
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Amir, AR (Amir, AR); Beck, SM (Beck, SM)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 38  Issue: 4  Pages: 578-583 Published: JUL-AUG 2001

Record 13 of 23
Title: Research into the effects of astronaut motion on the spacecraft: A review
Author(s): Amir, AR (Amir, AR); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 47  Issue: 12  Pages: 859-869  Published: DEC 2000

Record 14 of 23
Title: A tactile display for International Space Station (ISS) extravehicular activity (EVA)
Author(s): Rochlis, JL (Rochlis, JL); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 71  Issue: 6  Pages: 571-578  Published: JUN 2000

Record 15 of 23
Title: Memory processes and motor control in extreme environments
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE)
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART C-APPLICATIONS AND REVIEWS  Volume: 29  Issue: 3  Pages: 387-394  Published: AUG 1999

Record 16 of 23
Title: Heuristic evaluation of a Web-based interface for Internet telemedicine
Author(s): Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE); Sebrechts, MM (Sebrechts, MM); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Doarn, CR (Doarn, CR)
Source: TELEMEDICINE JOURNAL  Volume: 5  Issue: 2  Pages: 177-185  Published: SUM 1999

Record 17 of 23
Title: Computational dynamic analysis of extravehicular activity: Large-mass handling
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Schaffner, G (Schaffner, G)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 35  Issue: 2  Pages: 225-227 Published: MAR-APR 1998
ISSN: 0022-4650

Record 18 of 23
Title: Altered astronaut lower limb and mass center kinematics in downward jumping following space flight
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Jackson, DK (Jackson, DK); Bloomberg, JJ (Bloomberg, JJ)
Source: EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH  Volume: 117  Issue: 1  Pages: 30-42  Published: OCT 1997

Record 19 of 23
Title: Astronaut-induced disturbances in microgravity
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Tryfonidis, M (Tryfonidis, M); vanSchoor, MC (vanSchoor, MC)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 34  Issue: 2  Pages: 252-254  Published: MAR-APR 1997

Record 20 of 23
Title: Quantification of human performance in extreme environments
Author(s): Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Edited by: Smith MJ; Salvendy G; Koubek RJ
Source: DESIGN OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS: SOCIAL AND ERGONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS  Book Series: ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS / ERGONOMICS  Volume: 21  Pages: 1005-1008  Part: B  Published: 1997

Record 21 of 23
Title: Closed-loop, estimator-based model of human posture following reduced gravity exposure
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Schultz, KU (Schultz, KU); Rochlis, JL (Rochlis, JL)
Source: JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS  Volume: 19  Issue: 5  Pages: 1102-1108  Published: SEP-OCT 1996

Record 22 of 23
Title: ENERGETICS AND MECHANICS FOR PARTIAL GRAVITY LOCOMOTION
Author(s): NEWMAN, DJ (NEWMAN, DJ); ALEXANDER, HL (ALEXANDER, HL); WEBBON, BW (WEBBON, BW)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 65  Issue: 9  Pages: 815-823  Published: SEP 1994

 

Record 23 of 23Title:HUMAN LOCOMOTION AND WORKLOAD FOR SIMULATED LUNAR AND MARTIAN ENVIRONMENTSAuthor(s): NEWMAN, DJ (NEWMAN, DJ); ALEXANDER, HL (ALEXANDER, HL)

Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Volume: 29 Issue: 8 Pages: 613-620 Published: AUG 1993

Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication in 2014

October 29th, 2014

While the electronic age has made the publication process easier and quicker, optimizing the structure of a scientific paper requires a certain degree of skill and proficiency. Editors from the American Chemistry Society (ACS) journals put together a special publication on this topic. This issue draws together in one place these editorials that summarize the key steps involved in writing an effective paper, journal submission, review processes, and post-publication efforts.

Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication—20 Papers for 20/20 Vision About Publishing

There are 20 papers in this virtual issue, here are a handful sample topics:

Physical Sciences Updates from Nature

October 16th, 2014

Did you know that the JPL Library’s subscription to the Nature Magazine online include more than just the journal?  Here are some highlights and recent updates related to the physical sciences.

  • Nature Podcast: Each week Nature publishes a free audio show. Every show features highlighted content from the week’s edition of Nature including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world.
  • Nature Milestones: Christallography: This special issue is a collaboration from Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, and celebrates the International Year of Crystallography 2014.
  • Nature Materials Focus on Perovskite Photovoltaics : The rapid efficiency increase of solar cells based on perovskites makes these materials promising contenders for cheap solar energy harvesting devices. This focus issue highlights the performance improvements of perovskite photovoltaics, and discusses some of the challenges to bring these devices to the market.

JPL Library staff are available for consultation and literature search/review services. To make arrangement, please email us at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call the Reference Desk at ext 4-4200.

Oct 15, 4:30-5:30, JPL Story: International Cooperation with the Rosetta Mission

October 1st, 2014

Dr. Claudia Alexander, U.S. Rosetta Project Scientist, will speak Wednesday October 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hub, 111-104.

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With the Rosetta Mission, announced in 1995 and launched in 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) realized the culmination of decades of effort seeking to understand the primordial material that formed our solar system. Along the way, ESA courted the participation of NASA, and embarked upon a challenging proposition – to land a spacecraft on a comet. Come along on the journey, as Claudia presents some of the enormous challenges of the Rosetta Mission, and how the relationships with NASA served the mission as a whole over three decades.

Oct 1, 10:30-11:30, Web of Science Online Training

September 26th, 2014

There will be a free web-based training session for all NASA staff on the Web of Science database on October 1, 10:30-11:30 PDT.  Details for the webinar is listed below.  JPL staff has been using Web of Science for many years, but not the rest of NASA.  Web of Science is offering a free trial period for all NASA Centers from now until November 28, 2014, and the webinar is a part of the offering.

JPL subscription to Web of Science includes the “Core Collection” only; during the trial, additional databases such as BIOSIS, Data Citation Index are also available.  This would be a good opportunity to try some of the other databases.

Please send your comments regarding the training session, Web of Science, or any of the additional databases, to Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov; or you can leave a comment here.

++++++Webinar Detail++++++

Topic: NASA – Web of Science demo
Host: Tracy Matthews
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session number: 744 825 775
Session password: research

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To join the training session
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1. Go to https://tlr.webex.com/tlr/k2/j.php?MTID=t9b39b60cec38763288c829a5697be7a1
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: research
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://tlr.webex.com/tlr/k2/j.php?MTID=tca8b80a566320c82b576d0da7fc29d3f

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To join the session by phone
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers: https://tlr.webex.com/tlr/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=283896742&tollFree=1
Show toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code: 744 825 775
Or access via VOIP – instructions provided upon login

Sep 24, 4:30-5:30, JPL Story: Charles Darwin and the Future of JPL

September 2nd, 2014

Larry Dumas, former JPL Deputy Director, will present “Charles Darwin and the Future of JPL”

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As JPL looks toward the future, it may be helpful to consider how the Lab has evolved over the past 50 years. What were the environmental forces at work, and what were the attitudes and attributes that helped shape the Lab’s response? Are there lessons here for the future? Come hear Larry’s thoughts on these questions.

JPL Stories is organized by the JPL Library, Archives and Records. For additional questions, please contact the reference desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext. 4-4200.

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Sept 11-12, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

August 28th, 2014

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The next Desk Copy Exchange is scheduled for September 11th and 12th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  at the Hub on each day.

The JPL Library receives returned “desk copies” and occasional book donations from employees.  After adding the appropriate ones to the library’s collection, there are duplicate copies and slightly out-of-scope books remaining.  The “Desk Copy Exchange” is for all JPLers; come take a look and provide a new home to the books so that they are useful again!

There are books on programming languages, MS Office applications, sciences, engineering,and  business management.   The Exchange will be held on May 13th and 14th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.