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Science.gov Makes Further Advances

Have you noticed that navigating through Science.gov is faster than before?  We completed a major software upgrade the week prior to Thanksgiving in which highly technical improvements were made to the site.  While many of the improvements are “behind the scenes” some you might notice are:

Technical Reports and Journal Articles

Technical reports and journal articles are both used to report the results of research and development projects. There are differences between the two that are driven by the objectives of each form of reporting.

The primary objective of journal articles is to report results of experimental and/or theoretical scientific investigations to enhance the body of scientific knowledge. This is the primary way that (1) science advances and (2) the...

Related Topics: Enrico Fermi, journal articles, Manhattan Project, technical reports, Thomas Edison

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OSTI Makes "Non-Googleable" Science and Technology Searchable

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OSTI Makes "Non-Googleable" Science and Technology Searchable

The success of Google has been so profound that the word “Google” is now considered a verb. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_(verb) “To Google” has come to mean to search the web via the free search engine provided by Google, Inc. The adjective derived from the verb “Google” is “Googleable.” Similarly, the antonym of “Googleable” is “non-Googleable,” which turns out to be an especially useful word. For most practical purposes, the term “non-Googleable” is synonymous with the phrase “deep web.” The major difference between the word and the phrase in a world where Google, Inc., is...

Related Topics: ask.com, bing, google.com, microsoft, msn, yahoo

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OSTI Not Only Has a Mission, OSTI is On a Mission

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OSTI Not Only Has a Mission, OSTI is On a Mission

The notion that science progresses only if knowledge is shared is the reason that OSTI wascreated in 1947. Documents sent to and from President Franklin Roosevelt near the end of World War II included this rationale for sharing knowledge, and the concept was incorporated into the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 which led to the creation of OSTI.

 

In recent years the advent of the web has opened up the possibility of sharing knowledge with orders of magnitude more people and making it heretofore unimaginably easier to find and use. The possibility of sharing knowledge faster and...

Related Topics: atomic energy act, corollary, mission

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Enormous STI Content Made Easily Searchable by OSTI

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Enormous STI Content Made Easily Searchable by OSTI

We have integrated about ten OSTI products dealing with technical reports, e-prints, patents, conference proceedings, project summaries, etc., so that they are all searchable via s single query.  The integrated product allows users to search without first having to decide which OSTI product is likely to have the content he/she seeks.  This product is ScienceAccelerator.gov.

We have integrated comparable offerings from about 14 other agencies so that all the virtually combined offerings can be searched via a single query.  Science.gov...

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

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Connectivity and Communications in Global Science

The recent launch of a new multilingual search capability for international science-  multilingual WorldWideScience.org (see www.science.doe.gov ) represents a significant step towards increasing connectivity and communications in global science. Hosted at the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information within the Office of Science, this instant access to international scientific...

Related Topics: multilingual, translations, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Science Accelerator Brings You More Access and More to Access

You can now have multiple access points to Science Accelerator at your fingertips. Just download the new tabbed widget and you will have access to search Science Accelerator, to the RSS feed, and to the Science Accelerator Alerts.  Download via the 'Get Widget Options' link or by placing the inclusion code in the online location of your choice....

Related Topics: accelerator, access, accomplishments, citation clustering, conferences, customizing e-prints information, DOE Data Explorer (DDE), DOE Green Energy, management, patents, projects, reports, science, Science Accelerator, search, software, winners

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A Remarkable Encomium for WorldWideScience.org

“World Wide Science is the world’s most important scientific resource, where the global science community can share knowledge.”  This remarkable encomium did not come from just any casual observer, but from a leader of one of the world’s top information organizations.  While interviewing with Information World Review, Richard Boulderstone, director of e-strategy and information systems at the British Library, shared this perspective. 

Boulderstone elaborated further. “It enables researchers to search over 50 national databases simultaneously and freely access high quality,...

Related Topics: boulderstone, british library, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Federated Search: An Often Overlooked Example of e-Science

A term of art now catching on is “e-Science.”  According to Wikipedia, “The term e-Science (or eScience) is used to describe computationally intensive science that is carried out in highly distributed network environments, or science that uses immense data sets that require grid computing; the term...

Related Topics: e-science, federated search

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More Teachers, More Opportunities!

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 teachers. It provides paid internships and interesting community outreach activities and opportunities.

This indicates a...

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

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