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Science/Technology and Health Resources on the Web


| Astronomy and Physics | Biology and Health | Chemistry
| Computers | Environment | General |


Astronomy and Physics

Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Astrophysics Data Center (NASA) - Virtual Library
http://ads.harvard.edu/books/

Online astronomy and astrophysics books which can be browsed and printed on demand

Calculators On-line Center - Physics
http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators3A.html

Calculators, applets, spreadsheets, handbooks, simulations, videos. etc.

Constellation List - Hawaiian Astronomical Society
http://www.hawastsoc.org/deepsky/constellations.html

Einstein Light (University of New South Wales)
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/

Quick videos explaining basic Einstein, Galileo, Maxwell, Newton theories

Glossary of Astronomical Terms
http://www.obliquity.com/skyeye/misc/glossary.html

Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics (2nd ed.)
http://ads.harvard.edu/books/hsaa/

Inconstant Moon
http://www.inconstantmoon.com/inconstant.htm

Contains moon phase calendars, lunar encyclopedia, eclipses, lunar exploration info., etc.

The Laws List - Physics and Astronomy
http://www.alcyone.com/max/physics/laws/index.html

List of various laws, rules, principles, and other related topics in physics and astronomy.

Johnson Space Center Digital Image Collection - Links to Other Image Databases
http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/image_sites.jsp

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Physics Laboratory - Physical Reference Data
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/

Contains atomic & molecular spectroscopy data, x-ray & gamma-ray data, etc.

The Nine Planets - NASA's Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

Resources for Debunking Astronomical Pseudoscience (ASP)
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/pseudobib.html

Views of the Solar System
http://solarviews.com/
The history of space exploration and scientific facts about the solar system. Nice images

Web Physics
http://webphysics.davidson.edu/WebPhysicsInfo.htm

Resources and forums for physics educators

Women in Astronomy - A Resource Guide (ASP)
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/womenast_bib.html

 

Biology and Health

All the Virology on the Web
http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/garryfavweb.html
A collection of the virus sites on the web. Includes an image catalog of viruses

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online

http://darwin-online.org.uk/

Scholarly website containing Darwin's published and unpublished writings with over 78,000 pages of searchable text and 188,000 electronic images.

DOEgenomes.org
http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/
Human Genome Project information and other genome programs of the US Department of Energy Office of Science

Hawai`i Biological Survey (Bishop Museum)
see Environment (below)

Internet Public Library – Life Sciences Directory
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/sci36.00.00/
Directory of sciences of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution

Public Library of Science
http://www.plos.org
Open access journals in biology, medicine, computational biology, genetics, pathogens, clinical trials

PubMed – partial full text
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed
A service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. Some articles require subscriptions

PubMedCentral (PMC) – full text
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PMC
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature

Chemistry

Macrogalleria - cyberwonderland of polymer fun
http://www.pslc.ws/macrog/index.htm

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Physical Reference Data - Periodic Table
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/PerTable/index.html

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
http://www.organicworldwide.net/

PubChem
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Table of Elements: Professional Edition
http://www.webelements.com

Table of Elements: Scholar Edition (for students)
http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html

Toxnet
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
"Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases"

Tox Town
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/
"Toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places"

World Index of Molecular Visualization Resources
http://www.molvisindex.org

Computers

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
http://www.foldoc.org
Dictionary of computing of over 13,000 terms

The Living Internet
http://livinginternet.com/
An impressive encyclopedia of historical information on the growth of the Internet

Web Developers Virtual Library
http://www.wdvl.com
The WDVL focus "is on comprehensive coverage of all topics relevant to web development, especially the technical aspects"

Environment

Earth Science World
http://www.earthscienceworld.org/

Hawai`i Biological Survey (Bishop Museum)
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/

Ongoing natural history inventory of the Hawaiian archipelago for both native and non-native flora & fauna

Publications of the HBS (Hawaii Biological Survey)

Pdfs for selected Occasional Papers, under Contributions

Internet Directory for Botany
http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/idb-alpha/botany.html
Extensive links to other botany sites

Florida Center for Environmental Studies
http://www.ces.fau.edu/
Addresses especially the issues of water ecosystems

Macaulay Library Archive of Animal Sounds & Video (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

http://macaulaylibrary.org/index.do

Archive housing bird, reptile, mammal and fish sounds & video, including some Hawaiian species

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
http://www.oceansatlas.org/index.jsp

Contains info. on ocean issues and approaches to sustainability.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Western Regional Climate Center
http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

General Science

Directory of Open Access Journals - full text
http://www.doaj.org/
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals

Highwire Press – partial full text
http://highwire.stanford.edu/
Hosts the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world. Some articles require subscriptions

National Science Foundation - Science And Engineering Indicators Report 2006
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind06/
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind06/errata.htm (revisions)

Science.gov – Directory Of Science and Technology Databases
http://www.science.gov/
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results