Live from the Women's Forum, your weekly wrap-up of #MSWnews

[14-18 October 2013] The editors' note about your science week

Live from the Women's Forum, your weekly wrap-up of #MSWnews

Hello from Deauville, France where the sun is actually shining on Normandy for once! MyScienceWork wouldn’t know it, though, as we’re busy inside the 9th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting. See what we're learning, plus other highlights, like mapping the Milky Way in 3D, OA for sustainable development and a study of the concept of the screen, in this week's episode of Knock Knock Doc.

Hello from Deauville, France where the sun is actually shining on Normandy for once! MyScienceWork wouldn’t know it, though, as we’re busy inside the 9th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting. Follow #WF13 for our live-tweets from a variety of talks on this year’s theme, “The open world: compete, cooperate, create”.

One way “the open world” offers massive potential is in making sustainable development possible in the regions that need it most. In this interview, Indrajit Banerjee of UNESCO explains why this is and how his organization takes concrete steps to help open access spread around the world:

Video: [Open Access Interviews] UNESCO's Indrajit Banerjee         

Remember that International Open Access Week arrives next Monday! Don’t forget to sign up for the three evenings and different workshops we’ve organized next week, or watch the livestream and follow online via the hashtag #OAW13.

Another of our favorite hashtags – #CNESTweetup – returned for a new season this week at the first episode of “Space Tuesday”, or Les Mardis de l’espace. We started the new year with a look at Gaia, the satellite that will be launched in November to map, in 3D, a billion stars in our galaxy. Find out more about its goals and the impressive technological advances over its predecessors in the article:

The Satellite Gaia: Mapper of a Billion Stars

In the space industry, but just as much in our ordinary lives, technology advances at such a rate that we don’t always possess the words to describe it well. Consider your “phone”, which today lets you watch movies, read the paper, take photos and tweet them to the world. What about the whole host of things in life we call “screens”? This is something Cécile Martin thinks about in her PhD work, as she traces the history of the screen in Western culture. Find out what she’s learned in:

Knock Knock Doc - Episode 04 # Season 2: Screen, screen, on the wall…

 

Time for us to get back to "the open world" flourishing at the Women's Forum. Have a good weekend and enjoy exploring this week's hashtags, articles and videos.

Until next week!

The MyScienceWork Team