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Why might the critical-point behavior of coauthorship networks be universal? The symmetry group of the associated concept space

In December 2008, Luis Bettencourt and David Kaiser reported their findings[1] from studies of research collaboration networks, which included their discovery that, as coauthorship networks in a particular field reach the point of forming...

Related Topics: bettencourt, coauthorship, kaiser

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DOE Data: Would We, Could We...?

I can’t remember how it went now, but as a child I skipped rope to a rhyme that included “would I, could I” somewhere in it.  Recently questions were asked about OSTI’s involvement with scientific research data.  Is OSTI planning to become a repository for numeric data?  Are we going to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for datasets, and would we be telling people how to manage their data?  For some reason, the questions triggered the memory of that old refrain, but now I was thinking from an OSTI perspective, “would we, could we...

Related Topics: data, DOE Data Explorer (DDE), dois, r&d, Scientific and Technical Information Program Website, stip, sttr

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Science.gov Enhancements

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 . 

Science in the News is a new feature providing current news from many of the participating Science.gov agencies. Aggregated headlines from agency...

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

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DOE R&D Accomplishments Brings You More!

To enhance the user's experience, multiple additions have been made to DOE R&D Accomplishments.  These include

*    *more information about the content of DOE R&D Accomplishments and a brief history of DOE and predecessors,...

Related Topics: DOE Research & Development (R&D) Accomplishments, research-results

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Federated Search - Don't Get Caught Taking the Narrow View of What is Possible

 As with most things, all federated search products are not created equally. Recently, I ran across a situation where federated search was derided for lack of capability related to precision search and relevancy ranking. As is often the case, this derision is founded in a narrow view of federated search. The view that federated search is only capable of generically searching data stores or not providing relevance across the resources being searched is this narrow view of what the technology can achieve. At OSTI we see these issues as the challenges that federated search faces, not...

Related Topics: deep web technologies, energy portal

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OSTI Connects with Universities Nationwide

One of OSTI’s founding missions is to support education. From the early 1960s when OSTI provided educational materials on the atom and published the booklet called “Understanding the Atom” we have been committed to education. While information in OSTI databases can be used by teachers, students and parents for Kindergarten through High School, many of the technical documents and research findings are better suited for university studies.

OSTI’s databases contain thousands of university research projects that were either funded by DOE...

Related Topics: .EDUconnections, education, widgets

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Be on the Alert!

Do you want to receive notification of the latest additions to key DOE/OSTI resources that contain research and development results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more?  It's as simple as registering for Science Accelerator Alerts and then choosing a topic or author of...

Related Topics: alerts, research-and-development, science, Science Accelerator

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WorldWideScience.org: The Importance of Being Unique

In a world replete with information sources and options, it is imperative to offer users something unique.  WorldWideScience.org (WWS.org), a federated search product that currently provides a single point of access to 61 scientific databases and portals from more than 60 countries, is a remarkably unique scientific discovery tool.  Representing more than three-fourths of the world’s population, WWS.org enables access to over 400 million pages of science from around the globe.  Many of the databases searched through WWS.org are not well known outside...

Related Topics: cern, erff, google, nasa, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Making the Web Work Even Better for Energy R&D

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) maintains several collections of scientific and technical information (STI) that can be employed to help achieve the President's national objectives for the U.S. Department of Energy.

OSTI's databases are important resources for scientists and engineers working to strengthen America's role as the world leader in science and technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy security and enhance nuclear security. OSTI has shown that the web can work better for science and research and development - and OSTI believes...

Related Topics: osti, sti

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Science.gov's Unique Collaboration

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!

You may not be aware that Science.gov was developed and is governed by the Science.gov Alliance, a group of science information managers who began working together to overcome the stovepipes of agency information in 2001.   This unusual collaboration has...

Related Topics: Science.gov, science.gov alliance

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