Video for the DANCE YOUR PhD 2014 contest.nnWritten, directed and edited by Saioa Alvarez (Food scientist and PhD candidate in food science ...
Video for the DANCE YOUR PhD 2014 contest.nnWritten, directed and edited by Saioa Alvarez (Food scientist and PhD candidate in food science and technology) . The experimental work presented in this thesis was performed at AZTI (Spain) and the thesis will be presented at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).nnSee the video for the rest of the credits.nnMORE INFORMATION:nnDue to the increasing prevalence of diseases related to high-calorie intake, such as overweight and obesity, there is a growing demand by food consumers of low-caloric products. The higher caloric value of fat compared to carbohydrates or proteins has made the food industry to especially focus on the development of reduced-fat products.nnHowever, fat plays and important role in food properties as texture and flavour. In highly concentrated emulsions, for instance mayonnaise, a reduction in oil volume provokes a large decrease in the emulsion´s viscosity and the appearance of destabilisation phenomena. Creaming is one of the main instability phenomena. It consists in the oil droplets upward migration due to the differences in density between oil and water. When the number of oil droplets is small and enough interactions between them are not produced, or when the viscosity of the droplets surrounding phase (normally mostly water in oil-in-water emulsions) is very low, droplets migrate upward and a separated creamy phase appears.nnIn this video we tried to explain how we solved this problem during this thesis through the story of a mayonnaise addict that does not know how to obtain reduced-fat mayonnaises with appropiate texture. Food scientists explain him how we did it and the fundaments behind the followed strategies. On one hand we added a low-caloric carbohydrate, which interacts with water increasing the aqueous phase viscosity. We also studied the impact of the application of an emerging food processing technology: high pressure homogenisation. The very high forces applied by this technology produce the oil droplets sizes reduction provoking an increase in their surface area and consequently also in the interactions among droplets (more packed droplets for the same oil volume fraction). Both effects improve the emulsions viscoelastic properties and prevent the oil droplets creaming. Hence, it is possible to obtain reduced-fat mayonnaises with similar texture properties as the full-fat ones by combining both strategies.nnWe also wanted to explain in this video the role of egg yolk as emulsifier. Egg yolk´s emulsifying molecules locate at the interface between oil and water (aqueous phase) reducing the tension among them. This makes possible the emulsification process by reducing the immiscibility between phases. Milk proteins can also be used as emulsifiers but as shown in this video they are not efficient for fat reduction by themselves.nnIt´s been a great (and very funny) experience mixing dance and science. We also learnt a lot about video production and editing for future "scientific/artistic" videos.nnTHANKS FOR WATCHING! Less
Dance Your PhD 2014nUma NagendranDepartment of Plant BiologynUniversity of GeorgiannMany of the patterns we see in forests around the world ...
Dance Your PhD 2014nUma NagendranDepartment of Plant BiologynUniversity of GeorgiannMany of the patterns we see in forests around the world are caused by the relationships that plants have with organisms in the soil. Some very diverse forests can only support as many different tree species as they do because soil-borne diseases prevent any one species from taking over. But what happens when a tornado comes along? Do the plants and soil organisms maintain this diversity-promoting relationship? nnMy PhD research focuses on how several different species of tree seedlings in the southern Appalachian mountains interact with soil organisms—and how tornadoes might mix things up. I study many different species. As an example, we can look at white pine (Pinus strobus), and the many pathogens that attack the roots of its seedlings.nnThe dance begins in an undisturbed forest. Because trees live for so long in one place, a mature pine tree accumulates a unique group of fungi around its roots—including pathogens that cause diseases in tree seedlings (in this case, Pythium and Rhizoctonia). White pine seedlings that are very close to a mature tree are more likely to be attacked by these pathogens—causing stunted growth, or even death. The farther away a seedling is from a mature tree, the less likely it is to get infected. These distant seedlings are more likely to survive to maturity. A pattern emerges where the mature pine trees are spaced far apart—leaving room for seedlings of other species to grow, and creating a diverse forest. nnIn the middle of the dance, we witness the tornado—and how it changes the forest environment. The mature pine tree dies, and the forest floor is no longer shaded. The soil becomes hotter and drier. Without the living mature tree as a host, specialist pathogens are less active, and many die. Because of this, I am predicting that plant-soil relationships in recently tornado-damaged areas may be much weaker. In the last part of the dance, seedlings close to the (killed) mature tree are no longer at greater risk for disease; they grow and survive the same as their more distant siblings. The changing plant-soil relationships after disturbances might be one piece in the puzzle of how diverse ecosystems change over time. Less
"In The Ring: A Fusion Odyssey"nA dance based on Hans Rinderknecht's PhD, entitled:nn"Studies of non-hydrodynamic processes in Inertial Conf...
"In The Ring: A Fusion Odyssey"nA dance based on Hans Rinderknecht's PhD, entitled:nn"Studies of non-hydrodynamic processes in Inertial Confinement Fusion implosions on OMEGA and the NIF"nnMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of PhysicsnThesis & Choreography by Hans RinderknechtnnPerformed live at MIT's Simmons Hall, April 18th 2014.nMany thanks to Quicksilver Dance and the residents of Simmons Hall for their participation in this work! Less
The “Discovery" of the Pacific: International Relationships within the Spanish Oceanic continent.nnDavid Manzano nResearcher of Spanish Na...
The “Discovery" of the Pacific: International Relationships within the Spanish Oceanic continent.nnDavid Manzano nResearcher of Spanish National Research Council (Escuela de Estudios Hispano- Americanos, Seville)nPhd Candidate of University Complutense of Madrid (Spain)email@example.comThe development of science and the technological advances are going to condition the extension of the great world powers after the advent of the Industrial Revolution. This great ocean will become the scenery of the fight looking for the supremacy between the world powers which begin a colonial race in order to increase their international strength. In this struggle, the development of the scientific expeditions is a key element to allow the `discovery´ of Oceania. Due to this fact, science becomes a relevant instrument for colonization.nThis PhD focuses on the international relationships that Spain establishes with other empires in the frontiers of its colonies in the so-called “Hispanic Oceania”, that is to say, Philippines, Marianas and the Caroline Islands.nnThis area is used by the Spanish overseas Empire as a source to increase its international prestige and to strengthen the “group matters” of the Spanish nation, exerting on the population an unreal image of international superiority. nnPeople assume this fact, as it shows the battle for the Caroline Islands in 1885, being the State encouraged by the Spanish to go to war. Finally, the break out of the Hispano-American war in 1898 will reveal the Spanish nation that unreal image, and consequently the Spanish defeat will condition the end of the Spanish empire within the Hispanic Oceanic continent. Less
Meet the winner of this year's Dance Your Ph.D. competition! nnWhen she isn't out in the forest gathering data for her Ph.D. in plant biolog...
Meet the winner of this year's Dance Your Ph.D. competition! nnWhen she isn't out in the forest gathering data for her Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of Georgia at Athens, Uma Nagendra spends a good deal of her time hanging upside down from a trapeze doing circus aerials. To combine the two halves of her life, she teamed up with her fellow aerialists to create the mid-air dance based on her scientific research - and won this year's Dance Your Ph.D. competition! nnFind out more about Uma and the rest of the winners: nhttp://scim.ag/wdance14 Less
The PhD thesis underlying this dance video deals with the question of how to achieve effective water protection policies. nIn order to desig...
The PhD thesis underlying this dance video deals with the question of how to achieve effective water protection policies. nIn order to design innovative water policies, the concerted action by diverse parts of society, economy, and politics is necessary.nIn the video, several dancing styles (hip hop, house, salsa, acrobatics) stand for diverse political groups, which fight over the use and the protection of water resources.n nWater bodies are symbolized by a fish bowl. nThe environmentalist shown at the beginning of the video tries to protect the fish bowl (i.e. waters), while agriculture and industry aquire the fishbowl in order to use it as a sink for their effluents. nSocietal issues, such as the overuse of waters, can attract the attention of the political realm. nIn order to portray political agenda setting, the video shows a researcher, whose research results contribute to placing a societal issue on the political agenda. nAfter agenda setting, negotiations among different types of political groups start about how to solve an underlying issue. The video first presents a salsa dance, which symbolizes “the state”, ni.e. diverse governmental bodies that become active in the policymaking process. nFurthermore, the video shows a hip hop choreography representing agricultural groups, a house dance symbolizing industrial associations, and acrobatics embodying environmentalists. nWith these groups, I seek to illustrate that in policymaking processes diverse interests express their policy preferences and fight over political influence. nThe next scene in the video shows policy actors who form opposing coalitions and stand in conflict with each other. nIt also illustrates that veto players, such as parliaments, can block the entire policymaking process through their no-vote on a legal act. nThe video symbolizes veto players´ power through their action of turning out the music. nThe next scene shows brokers, who mediate in policymaking processes between opposing coalitions in order to find common ground and overcome conflicts. nIn the video, four people representing different interests look at each other and realize that they’re dancing the very same dance move, just in a slightly different style. nThe same dance move symbolizes the common ground that brokers typically seek to promote. nThe final choreography integrates dance moves from diverse styles (hip hop, house, salsa) in order to illustrate that through mutual exchange, policy designs have the potential to perform particularly well in solving an underlying policy issue such as improving water quality. nnThe dance video has a happy ending as the water in the fish bowl is finally clean again. Of course, reality is “slightly” more complex than the story in this dance video. nIf you’re interested in finding out about the whole story, there is a lot of valuable research to explore in policy studies, environmental governance, and policy network research. nn_nnMusic Credits (CC-Licenses):nn“Sound Opening” by Benedikt Wagnern“Weit oben” by Felix Friedrich, from Sound Cloudn“Opening par Songo 21” by SONGO 21, from Free Music Archiven“Ric Flair” by BenJamin Banger, from Free Music Archiven“Sugar Fairies” by Felix Friedrich, from Sound Cloudn„Hunger Pains“ by Audiobinger, from Free Music Archiven„Sueltate Prod By Dj Willie .R.F.C.L.W 2013“ by Kaiiny, from Sound Cloudn„Something Small“ by Minden, from Free Music Archiven“Dancing Like A Maniac” by Rey Izain, from Free Music Archive Less
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A video submission for Science Magazine's Dance Your PhD Contest 2014.... This PhD research studies heterodyne arrays with superconducting ...
A video submission for Science Magazine's Dance Your PhD Contest 2014.... This PhD research studies heterodyne arrays with superconducting mixers to observe the formation of stars in giant molecular clouds. The video is divided into 3 movements using a combination of improvisation, modern, contemporary, and ballet. The first movement uses four dancers to show how particles move through the lifecycle of gas clouds in the interstellar medium (ISM). The second movement explains principle of heterodyne mixing, and the third movement shows how Cooper pairs form and break in the superconductor mixing process. The author is in all 3 movements and can be identified as the girl in red in the second movement. She graduated with her PhD from the University of Arizona in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Spring of 2014 and started a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Summer of 2014. Less
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