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Mixing Science.gov, Coffee, and a Laptop

 

Yesterday my son had an emergency appendectomy - these days a pretty routine procedure. But far from routine was the array of drugs offered to get him through the long night ahead.

What were the side effects behind these strange-sounding names? How would they affect his recovery? Would all these drugs interact minus a negative outcome? And were they even necessary?

Happily, my job is community outreach for OSTI which hosts Science.gov. So, armed with a laptop in a corner coffee shop with wifi...

Related Topics: medical information, osti, Science.gov

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Naming the First World Wide Science Gateway

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Naming the First World Wide Science Gateway

In 2005, the idea of creating a global science gateway for the web was conceived at OSTI.  It would make the best collections of scientific information from nations around the world act as if they were a single enormous collection.  It would be searchable via a single query, and it would be available at no cost to anyone anywhere with web access. 

In the beginning we called the gateway Science.World.  This pithy title properly conveyed that the gateway would be about science and would be truly international in scale, and the "dot" indicated...

Related Topics: osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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