World wide science

July 6, 2007 at 3:54 am Leave a comment

Kim-ThailandOn Science Library Pad, I found news of – a global science gateway for science resources. It contains 15 science portals connecting you to national and international scientific databases. It’s been developed by the US Department of Energy and the British Library, along with eight participating countries (Australia; Brazil; Denmark; Canada; Japan; Netherlands; Germany; France). Anyone interested in science now can now search numerous science portals not easily accessible through popular search engines.

I did a search for “knowledge” and came up with pretty cool stuff, including an interesting article on Knowledge Mapping. For some reason, linking back doesn’t work – so just go the site, search for “knowledge” and check out the paper at the top of the retrieval list (Knowledge Mapping: A Conceptual Model by RML Lecocq).

Equally useful is Science Hack – a search engine that locates videos for science enthusiasts. Apparently the videos on offer are screened by scientists to verify accuracy and quality. A quick scan of the site reveals wide-ranging topics from “A Full Scale Earthquake Experiment”; to Carl Sagan speaking about four billion years of evolution; and Einstein and the theory of relativity.


Entry filed under: Knowledge mapping, Science, Search engines, Useful resources.

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