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More Teachers, More Opportunities!

by Linda McBrearty 05 Feb, 2010 in Products and Content

There was good news coming from the University of Tennessee (UT) and the State of Tennessee in 2009!  A $1.8 million grant was announced that will help put more math and science teachers into Tennessee schools!  This program, called VolsTeach, is designed to meet the increasing need for more math and science te

Related Topics: .EDUconnections, Science.gov, University of Tennessee

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Science.gov Enhancements

by Valerie Allen 28 Jan, 2010 in Products and Content

Science.gov has an updated look this week to make room for enhancements.   The enhancements will both faciliate use and awareness of Science.gov and highlight findings and activities of the participating agencies.

Want to share or save a permanent link on Science.gov via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook? There is now a sharing and bookmarking toolbar on the main Science.gov page as well as on each subject page . 

Related Topics: doe, dot, fda, nist, rss, Science.gov

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The X-Portal Vision of the Future

by Peter Lincoln 05 Oct, 2009 in Technology

As OSTI Director Walt Warnick likes to say, today's Web is like the Model T Ford -- revolutionary but ready for vast improvement. This is especially true when it comes to making the Web work for science and technology. In that spirit I want to describe a new kind of Web Portal, one which has yet to be built. It is called the X-Portal.

Related Topics: federated search, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS), x-portal

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OSTI's Web Metrics - Partially Measuring Success

by Mark Martin 24 Sep, 2009 in Technology

OSTI creates and deploys web-based information products to accomplish its mission.  One way to measure the success of this approach is to use web metrics to gauge and analyze the usage of the information we disseminate via our web- based products.

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), Information Bridge MARC Records, marc, mission, Science Accelerator, Science.gov

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Science.gov's Unique Collaboration

by Valerie Allen 14 Sep, 2009 in Products and Content

Science.gov is a one-stop portal for federal government science information.  Over 200 million pages of science information from 14 federal agencies may be searched through a single query.  How far we have come in the past decade!

Related Topics: Science.gov, science.gov alliance

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OSTI's Pioneering Technology Efforts

by Mark Martin 24 Jul, 2009 in Technology

A typical misconception I face when I tell people that I work within the government is that they think my job, even though it is in the technology arena, must move at a snail's pace relative to the commercial sector. This preconceived notion that our government crawls along relative to technology adoption and innovation - at least in my experience - is way off the mark.

Related Topics: Energy Files, federated search, milestones, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Tool Supports OSTI Mashups

by Mary Schorn 14 Jul, 2009 in Products and Content

Did you know that science information is available via web "mashups"? Web "mashups" combine multiple products/services into a single application for the purpose of consolidating information with an easy-to-use interface.

Related Topics: doe, mashup, osti, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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It's been a big summer for sharing science info--and it's still only June!

by Cathey Daniels 30 Jun, 2009 in Products and Content

Did you know:

  • That now you can find research from China when you search within WorldWideScience.org?  OSTI was in Ottawa June 10 helping formalize the addition of China to the WorldWideScience Alliance? In addition, now you can quickly narrow your WorldWideScience.org results list to the research you need, share them on social networking sites, bookmark your search, and set up alerts.
  • That now you can learn about OSTI tools and services on our OSTI YouTube site launched in June?

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, OSTI Youtube Channel, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, SciTech Connect, youtube

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On Credibility of Search Results

by Sol Lederman 10 Mar, 2009 in Personal Perspectives

Sol imageOn March 2nd I wrote an article for the Federated Search Blog: On credibility  of search results.

Related Topics: federated search, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Introducing Science.gov 5.0

by Valerie Allen 15 Sep, 2008 in Products and Content

Science.Gov 5.0 is now available!

The first thing you'll notice is the new main page design. The same elements are there, but reconfigured to update the website look and feel. We have also added seven deep web sources (see DOE press release) into the search. 

Related Topics: alerts, rss feed, Science.gov, science.gov alliance

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