"science.gov provides a gateway to information resources at the U.S. government
science agencies.science.gov contains reliable information resources selected
by the respective agencies as their best science information. Two major
types of information are included—selected authoritative science Web sites
and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings,
and other published materials. (The specific content varies by database.)
The selected Web sites can be explored from the science.gov homepage. The
Web pages and the databases can be searched individually or simultaneously
from the search page."
The Yahoo directory of science resources on the Internet.
Includes links to all these aspects of science: Acoustics; Agriculture;
Alternative; Amateur science; Animals, insects, and pets; Anthropology
and archaeology; Artificial life; Ask an expert; Astronomy;
Aviation and aeronautics; Bibliographies; Biology;
Booksellers; Chats and forums; Chemistry;
Cognitive science; Complex systems; Computer
science; Dictionaries; Earth
sciences; Ecology; Education; Employment; Energy; Engineering;
Events; Forensics; Geography; Geology and geophysics; History; Humor; Hydrology;
Information technology; Institutes; Journals; Libraries; Life
Measurements and units; Medicine; Meteorology; Museums and exhibits; Nanotechnology;
News and media; Oceanography; Organizations; Paleontology; Paradoxes; People;
Religion and science; Research; Science and technology policy; Space;
Sports; and Web directories.
Links to all the various branches of science on the WWW are found at this
site. Subdivisions of the following lead to much more information: Alternative
Science; Applied Science / Engineering; Computer Science; Earth Science;
Life Science; Physical Science/Math; Social Science.
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to
the advancement of science and engineering, includes chemists, biologists,
inventors, engineers, and mathematicians; so we can see how the efforts
of individuals have advanced human understanding in the world around us.
(Louisiana State University Libraries)
Newsletter of the national laboratories managed by U.C. Berkeley. "This
publication presents news and information about the University's management
oversight of three U. S. Department of Energy laboratories -- Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and
Los Alamos National Laboratory -- as well as news from and about the laboratories
"FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual databases currently containing
over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in
the following areas: Production; Trade; Food Balance Sheets; Fertilizer
and Pesticides; Land Use and Irrigation; Forest Products; Fishery Products;
Population; Agricultural Machinery; and, Food Aid Shipments."
This magazine, which has been published since 1872, has a very exciting
Web site with links to many other across the entire spectrum of science.
Each year the magazine's editors publish a "Best of the Web" feature. The
best Web sites for 2000 are found here.
Yahoo's links to general and specialized science museums and exhibits.
Includes the categories of: Agriculture; Aquariums; Aviation and Aeronautics;
Children's; Computer; Medicine; Natural History; Paleontology; Paper; Planetaria;
Psychology; Space; Web Directories; Windmill; Zoology; and Zoos.
This virtual museum brings the exhibits, resources, and fun of a museum
visit right to you. It's not quite the real thing, but a visit should satisfy
your yearning for learning about science. It includes lots of links to
other Web science sites. (Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia,
This site has links to the famous natural history museum in Chicago. The
museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships
in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and
learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world
in which we live. Links to online
exhibits are always being updated. (The Field Museum, Chicago,
"The Institute Archives serves as the collective memory of Caltech by preserving
the papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the
school's history, from 1891 to the present. Researchers will also find
here a wealth of sources for the history of science and technology worldwide,
stretching from the time of Copernicus to today. (California Institute
of Technology, Pasadena, CA)
A strikingly beautiful online "virtual" museum. The exhibits range from
Einstein to computers, from physics to biotechnology. Click on Information
center; Pavilion of science & industry; Pavilion of collaboration;
Pavilion of computation; or Online science theater for virtual tour of
contemporary science research and thought. (University of Illinois)
"An online museum featuring photo galleries and quality educational products
for homes, schools and museums. The life galleries (vertebrate and invertebrate)
are home to some of the most interesting fossils ever found including dinosaurs,
ammonites, crinoids, mammals, early life, insects and more. The WMNH also
features galleries of existing life such as Lepidoptera (butterflies/moths)
and wildflowers of the American prairie. The Astronomy and Geology galleries
include meteorites, comets and geology." (Paul R. Janke, Hill City, SD)
Founded in 1989 by the discoverer of the RMS Titanic. Each year, a two-week
scientific expedition is mounted in a remote part of the world and broadcast
in real-time, using state-of-the-art technology, to a network of educational,
research, and cultural institutions in the United States, Canada, Bermuda,
and the United Kingdom.
The goals of this organization are to further science education, particularly
in primary and secondary school systems, to promote conservation of monarch
butterflies and to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative
study of the monarch's fall migration. (Dept. of Ecology, Univ. of Minnesota
& Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Kansas)
A site dedicated to examining the theories of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky,
who believed that earth's history includes catastrophic changes that alter
the polar axis, and which also affected the nature of life on the planet.
(He also offers a new understanding of evolution that conflicts with Darwinian
The Invention Dimension highlights a different American inventor every
week with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and
their impact on society. Also an extensive list of related links to invention
and innovation sites on the Web.
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to
the advancement of science and engineering. Scroll down to their "Inventors"
section. From the Louisiana State University Libraries.
A virtual, visual museum dedicated to the invention of machines that fly.
Includes a substantial section on the attempts prior to the Wright Brothers'
successful experiment. Lots of good information here!
Inventions by people working at universities. You may search the entire
database with the form provided below or you may search for Inventions
at specific institutions. It is strongly recommended that you read the
instructions for searching this database.
This web site gives an account on the contributions of Renaissance mathematicians
to the development of science and art is based on a videotape of the same
name. This site looks in particular at the work of Galileo and describes
with drawings, films, and animations his work with inclined planes and
Search for the information on information about patents. Find out who has
a patent on something, and the details of the patent. This is a complicated
database to use, but a bit of patience will yield a lot of interesting
If you did not find information on your inventor or scientist, here is
another place to look, a general collection of biographical websites!
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