Video Portal from Science, the journal

Science: Video Portal

http://video.sciencemag.org/

“The folks at Science magazine craft a wide palette of audio visual materials, many of which can be accessed through their video portal. In the Featured Videos, visitors can learn about some recent explorations into education reform, deep sea explorations, and the Higgs boson. Scrolling down the site, visitors will notice that the videos are divided into seven sections, including Engineering, Environment, and Medicine. It’s easy to see how these videos could be effectively used in a number of classroom situations to complement existing lectures and presentations. New users might do well to start with the “Alya Red: A Computational Heart” video and the rather thoughtful “California Meteorite Rush.” ”

Source:¬† The Scout Report (Univ. of Wisconsin) ¬†— May 3, 2013

ScienceAlerts.com adds Biological Sciences category

Thailand ScienceAlerts.com adds Biological Sciences category Р06 Apr 2012

ScienceAlerts.com, a Web 2.0 social network to discover and share scholarly content, has announced that the latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Biological Sciences Category. The new Biological Sciences category currently features 520,658 stories largely derived from 984 scientific biology publishing sources.

ScienceAlerts.com’s Biological Sciences Category covers life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, genetics, and distribution. This category also provides a Biological Sciences RSS feed to stay up to date with the latest research in this science discipline. One of the latest articles presents the interrelationship of mycophagous small mammals and ectomycorrhizal fungi in primeval, disturbed and managed Central European mountainous forests.

Besides the Biological Sciences category, ScienceAlerts.com contains an Agricultural Sciences Category which the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and post-harvest processing of natural products. ScienceAlerts.com’s Environmental Sciences Category covers the external physical conditions affecting growth, development, and survival of organisms, and their management while it’s Forestry Sciences Category presents the cultivation, maintenance, and development of forests. ScienceAlerts.com’s Geographical Sciences Category covers the physical characteristics of the earth including its surface features, and the distribution of life on earth, and that of the Health Sciences aggregates the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms.

ScienceAlerts.com’s review process is partly automated and partly manual to rigorously ensure that only relevant content is featured on the site. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceAlerts.com is usually only minutes. ScienceAlerts.com includes a search feature to retrieve specific titles or keywords from its’ large database. In addition, it suggests up to ten related articles for each article selected.”

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, April 6, 2012

Geoscientific & Environmental Data available linked to ScienceDirect articles

 
 

Netherland Elsevier, PANGAEA link content for easier access to full earth system research25 Feb 2010

"STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the data library PANGAEA - Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – and Elsevier have implemented reciprocal linking between their respective content in earth system research. Research data sets deposited at PANGAEA are now automatically linked to the corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The linking functionality also provides a credit mechanism for research data sets deposited in this data library.

The interaction of a publisher with an open access data repository is projected as being ideal to serve the requirements of modern research by diminishing the loss of research data. It also enables the reader of a publication to verify the scientific findings and to use the data in his/her own work. The Elsevier-PANGAEA cooperation follows the most recent recommendations of funding bodies and international organisations, such as the OECD, about access to research data from public funding.

Working with the scientific community to preserve scientific research data is also an objective of the Elsevier Content Innovation programme. Through the latest agreement, Elsevier expects to support long-term storage, wide availability and preservation of large research data sets.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

VerticalNews hosts 38 new science titles

 
 

"US NewsRx launches 38 new science titles - 30 Jul 2008

Publisher and international news organisation NewsRx, US, has launched 38 new science titles under its VerticalNews imprint. The new science titles will provide current news, scientific research, and developments on national defense, aerospace, agriculture, chemicals and chemistry, ecology, environment, conservation, energy, engineering, food science, farming, mining and minerals, nanotechnology, physics, robotics and machine learning, verterinary science, mathematics, and global warming.

Each of these new science titles will be available in print or online at www.VerticalNews.com. The titles offer readers both a broad overview and an insider’s knowledge, ensuring that readers stay on top of the science that is important to them. Titles include Defense & Aerospace Week; Agriculture Week; Journal of Farming; Chemical & Chemistry; Ecology, Environment & Conservation; Energy Weekly News; Journal of Engineering; Food Weekly News; Mathematics Week; Mining & Minerals; Nanotechnology Weekly; Physics Week; Robotics & Machine Learning; Veterinary Week; and The Business of Global Warming.

As part of this launch and to promote international understanding of climate-impacting issues, NewsRx is making an electronic version of its title The Business of Global Warming available at no charge for six months. The free subscription is available on the VerticalNews.com homepage.

Now with a portfolio of 194 titles, NewsRx claims to be one of the largest content companies in the world. Each month, over a million readers globally view and download NewsRx articles and publications online."

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 30th.

Energy & Environmental Science — New Journal from RSC

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Today the Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its new journal,  Energy and Environmental Science is freely accessible, at least for 2008 and 2009.  They do ask each individual to register for access, however.
 
"A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science."

 

Biotechnology for Biofuels — new OA journal

BioMed Central launches new OA journal – Biotechnology for Biofuels05 May 2008

"Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced the launch of a new, open-access journal – Biotechnology for Biofuels. Michael Himmel, Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdal, Chris Somerville, and Charles Wyman will serve as Editors-in-Chief of the journal. They will be supported by an international editorial board.

Biotechnology for Biofuels emphasises understanding and advancing the application of biotechnology and synergistic operations to improve plants and biological conversion systems for the production of fuels from lignocellulosic biomass and any related economic, environmental and policy issues. The journal features the latest cutting-edge research in the field, reviews and commentary articles from both Academia and Industry. Also, it will run a blog, dedicated to all aspects of the biofuels world.

BioMed Central will officially launch the journal at the forthcoming 30th symposium of Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, in New Orleans."
 

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 5, 2008