Cambridge University puts Isaac Newton papers online [BBC News]

“The notebooks in which Sir Isaac Newton worked out the theories on which much classical science is based have been put online by Cambridge University.

More than 4,000 pages have been scanned, including his annotated copy of Principia Mathematica, containing Newton’s laws of motion and gravity.”

To read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-16141723

Source: Library Link of the Day, Dec. 15, 2011

 

Academia.edu — New Website for Scholarly Communication

 

 

Dear all,

I recently finished my Ph.D on the philosophy of perception from Oxford. With a team of people from Stanford and Cambridge, I’ve just launched a website,

 www.academia.edu, which does two things:

- It shows academics around the world structured in a ‘tree’ format, displayed according to their departmental and institutional affiliations.

- It enables academics to see news on the latest research in their area – the latest people, papers and talks.

We are hoping that Academia.edu will eventually list every academic in the world — Faculty Members, Post-Docs, Graduate Students, and Independent Researchers. Academics can add their departments, and themselves, to the tree by clicking on the boxes.

Academics are joining the tree rapidly. More than 15,000 academics have added themselves in the last two months. Some professors on the site include:

 – Richard Dawkins – http://oxford.academia.edu/RichardDawkins

 – Stephen Hawking – http://cambridge.academia.edu/StephenHawking

 – Paul Krugman – http://princeton.academia.edu/PaulKrugman

 – Noam Chomsky – http://mit.academia.edu/NoamChomsky

- Steven Pinker – http://harvard.academia.edu/StevenPinker

 We’re trying to spread the word about Academia.edu as much as possible. It would be terrific if you could visit the site, and add yourself to your department on the tree. If your university is not there, you can add it by clicking on the arrows coming out of the university boxes.

Independent researchers – if you are a researcher that is not associated with a university, I encourage you to add yourself to the "Independent Researchers"

portion of the tree at  http://independent.academia.edu

And do spread the word to your friends and colleagues if you can.

Many thanks,

Richard  http://oxford.academia.edu/RichardPrice

CAVEAT: The divulging of passwords is OPTIONAL  &  NOT RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

Science.gov now provides 200 million pages

 

Science.gov is a free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. In this new 5.0 version,  launched on Sept. 15th, there are 7 additional portals or databases that quadruple its content.  New content includes patents, toxicology data, e-prints from the Dept. of Energy and OSTI, and journal archives from PubMed Central, and Cancer.gov.

The search engine is improved with clustering technology, and Science.gov now provides links to science news, the EurekAlert! and Wikipedia. 

"Science.gov is hosted by DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within DOE’s Office of Science. In addition to DOE, Science.gov is supported by contributing members of the Science.gov Alliance, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration."

From Tim Byrne at osti/gov