Towse: views from the hill

March 4, 2004

Computer Bits April 2004 — Web sites from AAAS in Seattle

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 3:30 am

Just sent off the April 2004 column for Computer Bits which goes into long and gory (but less long and gory than it had been) detail on kewl-ish Web sites I came across at AAAS in Seattle over the Presidents’ Day weekend.

Amazing stuff out there.

OSTI, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information: — deep Web stuff – access to over 1,700 government information resources

National Academies: – publications and Web pages produced by the academies

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at Hanford:

EurekAlert: – cutting edge science news

SCIRUS: a science-specific search engine

Public Library of Science: – an interesting concept. Hope it works.

the Sheffield Chemdex: – over 7K chemistry links – “the largest online chemical community in the world”

US Geological Survey (USGS)’ “Status and Trends of the Nation’s Biological Resources”: – used to be available as two thick volumes of data. Now? … it’s all there on the Web. Download as PDF files.

USGS: – all hail the USGS

USGS’ publications warehouse: – to buy or download for free

USGS’ national map: – more cool technology

USGS’ earthquake info: – real time earthshaking info

USGS’ Advanced National Seismic Survey:

Earthquakes in Oregon:

National Library of Medicine: – awash with useful information

PubMedCentral: – an archive of life sciences journal articles provided free online

MedLinePlus’s drug information online:

UC’s BioTech programs:

Genome information:

DOE’s Genome programs:

Human Gene Therapy, the magazine:

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, the magazine:

Annals of Improbable Research:

More info available when the April column goes up at the Computer Bits site, sometime after the beginning of April.

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