World wide science

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

Kim-ThailandOn Science Library Pad, I found news of WorldWideScience.org – 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.

Advertisements

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

When robots go wild Plummeting to the depths

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Search ThinkingShift

   Made in New Zealand
     Thinkingshift is?

ThinkingShift Tweets

Flickr Photos

 
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia License.

ThinkingShift Book Club


Kimmar - Find me on Bloggers.com

%d bloggers like this: