Science, Sceintific Study, Research and Education Resources

Academic Departments

Comenius University - Bratislava, Slovakia - Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. Includes information about departments and study programs.

University of Khartoum - Sudan - Faculty of Sciences. Includes degrees offered, departments and admission requirements.

University of Pretoria - South Africa - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Page includes list of research supervisors and new programs.

Chats And Forums

Able2Know - Science & Mathematics - Make inquiries about science and math topics, as well participate in discussions and debates.

Duckalogue - Offers discussion about sports, book reviews, scientific studies, and commentaries on modern concerns.

Element Science Community Forums - A place to post about any science-related topic.

Groupsrv.com - Serious discussion about traditional and alternative topics in science.

Directories

Virtual Library: Science - Directory of the Virtual Library, an expert-run catalog of sections of the web, which is particularly strong in science topics.

British Council: Science - These pages guide you into UK science, engineering and technology, and environment, and list services and information produced by the British Council.

EFG's Color Reference Library - Research resource aimed toward color reference, but includes links to science, technology, and educational resources.

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science - Online encyclopedias of astronomy, math, physics, scientific biographies, and scientific books, with many equations and formulas.

Essential Science Indicators - Summaries of new developments within areas of science of key papers, authors, institutions, nations and journals. Categorized by type of media.

Europartnersearch.net - Databases of European research institutes and companies for partner search within the frame of research projects.

First Gov for Science - Collection of information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

First Science - Portal of news, articles, games and quizzes, vidcaps and webcams, humor and poems.

Honest Intellectual Inquiry into Science - Includes categorized links to general science, anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, genetics, evolution, chemistry, physics, climatology, computers, ecology, geology, mathematics, medicine, and paleontology.

Hypography Sci-Tech - A guide to science links and technology news on the internet.

Lab Finder - Searchable database for testing and calibration laboratory facilities by country and type of experiments.

Nearctica: The Natural History of North America - Comprehensive site including education, natural history, conservation, environment, ecology, evolution, geology, paleontology, and systematics.

NovaGate - A gateway to selected resources in the fields of forestry, veterinary, agricultural, food and environmental sciences. Searchable and browsable annotated database by the libraries of the Nova University.

Refdesk.com - Science Information Resources - Annotated collection of resource pages for chemistry, physics, technology, anthropology, biology, food science, genetics, geology, cosmology, science history, engineering, math, and related online magazines.

Research in Norway (NFI) - Contains information on current and past research and development projects in the country's institutions of higher learning. Topics include the humanities, social science, maths and natural sciences, technology, medicine, agricultural and fishery specialties.

SciCentral: News - Science portal includes breaking news from scientific journals, universities and government sources.

Science and Technology Directory - AtomDir.com - Human edited directory with featured and standard listings of science and technology related web sites.

A Science Bibliography - Stanford University collection of scientific resources and publications.

Science Education Website - Contains to biology, chemistry, environmental, games, higher education, math, paranormal, physics, space, and technology webpages. Includes a quiz bowl and FAQ's page. Maintained by the University of Louisville.

The Science Page - Links to resources in all main science areas, plus newsgroups, constants, history, teacher resources and science analogies.

Science Resources on the Net - A selection of listings covering museums, K-12 sites, math, computer science, philosophy of science, physics, chemistry, astronomy and cosmology, biology, geology, ecology, agriculture, medicine, psychology, anthropology and archeology. Includes website search engine.

Educational Resources

Whyville A free website dedicated to learning through exploration and communication.

Advanced Placement Digital Library for Biology, Physics and Chemistry - An NSF funded Rice University Digital Library project that hosts free reviewed online resources, linked to the content outline, for AP and Pre-AP teachers and students of biology, physics and chemistry.

All Science Den.com - Articles about assorted topics, such as molecular biology, physics. Some include Flash animations to help explain concepts.

ANOVA Science Education - Services public and private school districts and schools on the continental USA and in Hawaii through teacher and administrator seminars and workshops.

Asia Link program: MUMA project - A training project dedicated to improve the quality of higher education for heritage management in Asia and Europe. The project runs from March 2004 to August 2006.

Ask Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde - Answers to a variety of science and technology questions, including questions you never thought to ask.

Athena - Features earth and space science resources for K-12 and teachers. Included are class exercises with data collecting and background information for each topic, as well as related links. Content is produced by NASA.

Attaining Excellence Through TIMSS - Resources for learning about and discussing the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, including related reports, data and commentaries.

Employment

About: Science Job Searching - Offers science jobs, employment information and career resources.

Career Cornerstone - a resource center for those pursuing careers in engineering, mathematics, information technology, and the physical sciences.

European Patent Organisation - Jobs - An international authority whose task is to examine and grant patents on behalf of its member states. Openings for examiners and other positions.

PhDs.org - Career information and job listings for post doctorate graduates in Science Math and Engineering field. Offers information on graduate schools in the science fields.

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program - The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research projects each summer. The exploration sites are established in various fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Science and Engineering Workforce Project - A network of labor economists and other researchers studying the professional development, deployment, and productivity of scientists, engineers, and highly skilled technical workers.

ScienceCareers.org - Searchable database of jobs, sorted by field specialty. Can post resume and curriculum vitae. Includes tips for improving the workplace for employers and employees.

Science's Next Wave - On-line career resources for young scientists, students and graduates.

Instruments And Supplies

Biomechanics Yellow Pages - Resources for the bio-mechanics and bio-chemical community

Brite Technologies - Offers, spectrophotometers, analytical instruments, general laboratory instruments and turnkey projects related to Life Sciences, chemistry, spectroscopy, biotechnology, biomedical, and analytical applications.

Control Company - Manufacturers equipment and scientific instruments for facilities and laboratories in the industrial, biomedical, hospital, educational, and governmental markets. Includes list of products.

Frozen in Time - Offers equipment for removing water from a substance without cell collapse of biological organisms. Can be used for freeze drying flowers, food, pharmaceuticals and old books.

Giangarlo Scientific - Sells analyzers, environmental monitoring, samplers, life science equipment, sensors, lab safety supplies, and wastewater testing products. Located in Pennsylvania, USA.

Indian Scientific Instruments - Database of Indian exporters and importers dealing in scientific equipment.

Jiangsu Textiles I/E Corp. Chemical Dept. - Manufactures, exports and distributes chemicals for water treatment, biochemistry, reagents and pharmaceuticals. Also, sells laboratory glassware, handicrafts and cigarette materials. Includes company profile and catalog list. Located in China.

Laboratory Equipment and Measuring Industrial System (LEMIS) - Baltic - Sells and develop meters to measure density, concentration, viscosity, alcohol and light refraction. Applications include medicine, material science, petro industries and the food industry. In Russian and English. Located in Riga, Latvia.

Laboratory Products Association - Search for lab products and services, worldwide by product name or company name.

Methods & Techniques

Error Analysis in the Physical Sciences - A series of documents and exercises intended to discuss how an experimentalist in the physical sciences determines the errors in a measurement. The level is appropriate for beginning university students in the sciences.

Expressing Uncertainty of Measurement Results - From NIST website: Guidelines and perspectives (U.S. and international) on how to express uncertainties.

Lab Notebooks - How to record properly for easier reference.

News & Media

ABC News: Technology & Science - News stories along with podcasts, video and blogs. USA.

ABC Online: Science - Presents local and international breaking news and features from The Lab along with details of their TV and radio programs. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

BBC News: Science/Nature - Offers news and feature stories plus audio and video programs and clips about the natural sciences.

CBC - Technology and Science News - Top stories, headlines, and indepth coverage from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Christian Science Monitor - Sci/Tech - Includes articles and columns on computing, the environment, the Internet and space.

Discovery Channel - News - Features current news stories about science plus video, fan sites, games, webdcams and an email newsletter.

Publications

A.J. Morris Science Review - Reviews of published articles, books, and web sources for all fields of science.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts - Providing print and electronic research databases of citations and full text in the sciences. Title list of databases, journals by subject, login scripts for web masters, subscriber and guest demonstration access to CSA databases, and other product information.

Council of Science Editors (CSE) - The Council of Science Editors (CSE) aims to improve communication in the sciences by educating authors, editors, and publishers.

E-print Network - An integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information. Included are pre-publication drafts of journal articles (preprints), scholarly papers, technical communications, or similar documents relaying research results among peer groups.

European Association of Science Editors (EASE) - An international organization providing science writers and editors with resources, links, newsletter, mailing lists, and networking.

European Secretariat for Scientific Publications - SEPS operates as a link between universities, publishing houses and authors with the aim of promoting translation of scientific works in the various European languages to achieve a wide distribution of scientific culture around Europe.

Search Engines

Article Sciences - Scientific article search and order engine, a service provided by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST) of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.

CiteSeer - Search engine for computer science and related matters. For all results number of citations are given which allows to estimate the importance of a paper in a given context. Most of the papers are cached and available for direct download as postscript or PDF.

ISI Highly Cited - A search tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.

iSpecies - A species search engine from Rod Page of Glasgow University. Search on either the common or Latin name of a species. Results are generated by querying other data sources.

Online Journals Search Engine - A multi-search tool that permits queries of a number of scientific journals.

Scirus - Search engine that fetches only scientific websites.

SciSeek - Science search engine and directory. Also provides forums, tools and related news.

Software

Scientific Web - Information about scientific software, the addresses of producers and distributors, tips and tricks, product announcements, lists of available books, links to other internet servers of interest, links to user groups and mailing lists, and test reports of users.

AmsterChem - Offers ScanIt, a utility for obtaining numerical data from a scanned bitmapped graph, and COCO, a chemical and thermodynamic simulation package.

Australian Scientific Software - Comercial software a economical rates

Calerga - Home page of SysQuake, powerful software for scientific visualisation. Through innovative use of interactive graphics, SysQuake reveals insights into complex mathematical systems.

Cite Wise - Manufacturers of Endnote, a tool for bibliographic and scientific reference organization and citation.

Clemex Technologies Inc. - Provides digital imaging solutions for the acquisition, archiving, and analysis of images used in quality control and research laboratories.

CoHort Software - CoHort Software creates graphics and statistics software for scientists and engineers. CoPlot is an extremely versatile program for creating publication-quality scientific graphs, maps, and technical drawings. CoStat is an easy-to-use program for data manipulation and statistics.

Energy Science and Technology Software Center - The ESTSC is the U.S. Department of Energy's central repository and distribution point for Federally funded software dealing with all forms of energy, energy conservation, waste management, mathematics, and a myriad of other topics.

Field Precision - Finite-element software for electromagnetics, bioengineering, and shock hydrodynamics

Genamics SoftwareSeek - A fully searchable database of more than 1200 free and commercial software packages for science.

GNU Scientific Library - The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. It is free software under the GNU General Public License.

Henry Thorson Consulting - Customized scientific computer applications on Unix and Windows platforms and distributed systems. Bothell, Washington, USA

Hoare Research Software Ltd. - We are New Zealand's supplier for the world's best technical business, statistics, mathematics, engineering and scientific software for your needs: including MATLAB, SPSS, Mathematica, Mathcad, and SigmaPlot.

History Of Science

The Alchemy Web Site - Comprehensive library of imagery, symbols, music, alchemical texts and commentary. Includes course material in practical alchemy, bibliography, and modern day resources.

Ancient Greece: Science and Technology - Discusses early inventions, such as calculating devices, machines using gears, steam engines, war technology, and town planning. Some mathematicians included are Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, and Appolonius. Some topical concepts covered are astronomical discoveries, prime numbers, evolution of the species, and measuring the circumference of the earth.

Ancient Greek Science - Learn about the scientists of ancient Greece, what they have contributed to science, and information about their background.

Anyone Vague Science Essays - Twentieth century scientists write about their discoveries and about the value of science.

Australian Science Archives Project - ASAPWeb - Aims to improve access to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage by helping to preserve records and artifacts and communicating the existence of this heritage to a wide audience. Includes scientist biographies.

Birr Castle Demesne - A science museum in Ireland devoted to the astronomical, engineering botantical and photographical work of the Parsons family.

Britain and the Rise of Science - Lisa Jardine investigates the origins of the commitment to science as the firm basis for Britain's success in commerce and industry. From the BBC.

Calendars Through the Ages - History and FAQs of various calendars, including Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, and Mayan. Astronomy, years, months, and days of the week.

Commentary on the Effects of Electricity on Muscular Motion - Facsimile of Galvani's original and an English translation.

The Cosmic Elk - Articles, and books on science, history and the history of science, including the history of astronomy, Tudor history and the history of Siberia.

Darwin-L Archives on the Historical Sciences - Archives of messages and supporting materials from this professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

Daylight Saving Time - History from Benjamin Franklin to the present. U.S. law and practice. Worldwide time change dates.

Echo Science and Technology Virtual Center - Annotated catalogue of history of science, technology, and medicine resources.

Museums

Adventure Science Center - Current program listings for the science museum and the Sudekum Planetarium, along with information on hours and admission fees. Nashville, Tennessee.

Agropolis-Museum - Science Center dealing with topics such as food, nutrition, agriculture, with a historical approach on a worldwide scale. Montpellier, France.

American Museum of Science and Energy - The largest exhibition of energy related exhibits in the United States. Includes live demonstrations, videos, hands-on exhibits and special events. Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Arizona Science Center - Planetarium, hands-on learning exhibits and IMAX theatre. Phoenix, Arizona.

Audubon Nature Institute - Public show schedule and information. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Features exhibits devoted to geology, natural history, social history, and antiquities/archaeology. Includes a virtual museum, membership details, and a history of the organization. Located in the UK.

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute - Focusing on marine biology, the technology of underwater exploration and deep-ocean ecology. Includes details of exhibits, calendar of events, educational programs, membership and volunteer information, and contacts. Located in Pembroke.

The Bradbury Science Museum - The history of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, as well as over 40 interactive exhibits within five galleries at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Buffalo Museum of Science - Natural science museum with permanent, traveling and hands-on exhibits from anthropology, botany, geology, entomology, and zoology. Site has directions, hours, contact information and a calendar of events.

California Science Center - Museum and exhibits profile, IMAX schedule, and calendar of upcoming events for the interactive learning facility. Located in Los Angeles.

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Features educational activities, online exhibits, and museum events. Located in Ontario, Ottawa.

The Children's Museum - Information on exhibits, programs and special events. Located in Hartford, Connecticut.

Women Scientists

Women-Related Science/Technology Sites - Extensive and frequently updated, Includes articles, sites, and projects concerned with information technology

Alliance of Technology and Women - Career management, mentoring for women, and scholarships for girls in technology fields.

Athena SWAN - The Athena SWAN Charter is a recognition scheme for UK universities and their science, engineering and technology (SET) departments. It aims to assist the recruitment, retention and progression of women in SET.

The Daphne Jackson Trust - Enables scientists, engineers and IT specialists to return to work in the UK after a career break.

Engineer Girl - Site intended for girls that highlights opportunities in engineering careers in the United States. Includes links, profiles of women engineers, and interactive features.

Equal Opportunities: Athena Report and Action Plan - About University of Oxford efforts to increase the representation of women scientists.

European Platform of Women Scientists - The European Platform of Women Scientists will give European women scientists a voice in the research policy debate. The aim is to promote the understanding of the gender issue in science.