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Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Computer Bits April 2004 -- Web sites from AAAS in Seattle

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: http://www.osti.gov -- deep Web stuff
Science.gov: http://www.science.gov - access to over 1,700 government information resources
National Academies: http://www.nationalacademies.org) - publications and Web pages produced by the academies
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): http://www.nist.gov
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at Hanford: http://www.pnl.gov
EurekAlert: http://www.eurekalert.org - cutting edge science news
SCIRUS: http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ a science-specific search engine
Public Library of Science: http://plos.org - an interesting concept. Hope it works.
the Sheffield Chemdex: http://www.chemdex.org - over 7K chemistry links
ChemWeb.com: http://www.chemweb.com - "the largest online chemical community in the world"
US Geological Survey (USGS)' "Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources": http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/SNT/index.htm - used to be available as two thick volumes of data. Now? ... it's all there on the Web. Download as PDF files.
USGS: http://www.usgs.gov/ - all hail the USGS
USGS' publications warehouse: http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/pubs/ - to buy or download for free
USGS' national map: http://nationalmap.usgs.gov - more cool technology
USGS' earthquake info: http://earthquake.usgs.gov - real time earthshaking info
USGS' Advanced National Seismic Survey: http://www.anss.org/
Earthquakes in Oregon: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/states/oregon/
National Library of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gquery/gquery.fcgi - awash with useful information
PubMedCentral: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/ - an archive of life sciences journal articles provided free online
MedLinePlus's drug information online: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
UC's BioTech programs: http://ucbiotech.org
Genome information: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome
DOE's Genome programs: http://doegenomes.org
Human Gene Therapy, the magazine: http://www.liebertpub.com/hum/default1.asp
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, the magazine: http://www.biosecurityjournal.com/
Annals of Improbable Research: http://improbable.com

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