Standing in line at the DMV, sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, commuting to work on the bus or train, waiting for a meeting to start, whenever and wherever you get the urge to do a little energy-related research, you can do so now with your mobile phone via OSTI Mobile at m.osti.gov.
OSTI Mobile allows you to search technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, data files, multimedia, software, project summaries, patents, and e-prints from a number of OSTI databases, including Energy Citations Database, Information Bridge, ScienceCinema, DOepatents andDOE Green Energy. Search results for a variety of resource types are available, or the results can be limited to specific formats. You can search for videos highlighting scientific research from Department of Energy (DOE) labs and CERN found in ScienceCinema. Innovative patents resulting from DOE-sponsored research appearing in DOEpatents can be found. Choose your search terms to retrieve citations on renewable energy and energy efficiency from DOE Green Energy. Close to 280,000 full-text STI reports are easily accessible, and over 2.4 million energy-related citations are conveniently available whenever and wherever.
OSTI Mobile is also helpful if you just want to learn more about OSTI. Navigation buttons guide you to mobile versions of several OSTI sites. OSTI News will give you...Read more...
Ever wonder what innovations OSTI is developing to keep you informed while you are on the go? No need to ever wonder while you wander.
Now you can get DOE R&D full-text reports, OSTI news, videos and more while you’re on the move.
The new OSTI.gov mobile web page allows you to:
Visit http://m.osti.gov/ to test drive or take it on the road with your mobile device.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Such is the justification and hope for visualizations. Examples of enlightening visualizations are structural models of molecules like the carbon-60 Bucky Ball used in OSTI’s recent YouTube video. The model shows a carbon atom at each intersection of molecular bonds.
Another example of an enlightening visualization is Charles Joseph Minard’s famous graph showing the decreasing size of Napoleon’s army as it marches to Moscow and back with the size of the army equal to the width of the line.
Visualizations are often beautiful, but to be useful they must also convey a message. At OSTI, we have adopted what has come to be called the Jordan Aha! Test as a metric of success for visualizations. The concept is that a visualization is useful if the observer is informed by it so that she can exclaim “Aha!”
Our experience at OSTI suggests that crafting a visualization that passes the Jordan Aha! Test is often surprisingly challenging.
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