Research from Russia added to WorldWideScience.org
A database containing approximately 5,000 project summaries of research taking place in Russia and several former Soviet states has been added to WorldWideScience.org, the one-stop gateway to online global science information. The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program, contributed its projects database to WorldWideScience.org. ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing former weapons scientists from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States with new opportunities for sustainable, peaceful employment. The Parties to ISTC are Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan, Norway and South Korea (funding Parties), as well as Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan (recipient Parties). WorldWideScience.org allows users to search scientific research of approximately 60 countries with one search query. Wikipedia results and EurekAlert! Science News relevant to science queries are available.