December 17, 2017

Nature Publishing Group Releases Expanded Global Scientific Events Calendar (Free)

Direct to Interactive Calendar From NPG: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has launched an expanded online calendar of global scientific events. The calendar provides users with a new way to search for science events, which can also be personalized and synced to a personal online or mobile calendar. The calendar provides users with an innovative way […]

Reference: New Online Database: Flora of Delaware

From the University of Delaware: Any Delaware naturalist worth his or her hiking boots owns a well-thumbed copy of The Flora of Delaware. Written by Bill McAvoy, a botanist with the state’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, this thick paperback gives the 411 on Delaware’s 1,500-plus species of native plants. But, good as it is, […]

Physical Sciences Case Studies: Information Use and Discovery

From UK’s Research Information Network: The RIN, the Institute of Physics (IOP), Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) have recently published a set of case studies which provide a detailed analysis of how researchers in the physical sciences discover, use, create and manage their information resources. This project focused on the behaviours […]

Reference: USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

From a USDA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University’sy […]

New Journal: Springer Launches Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal SpringerPlus

From Springer: Springer’s new open access journal SpringerPlus is a further addition to the publishing company’s SpringerOpen portfolio, underlining its flexible publication strategy. It is the publisher’s first open access journal with a broad interdisciplinary approach covering the entire scientific spectrum. Papers from emerging areas of research are welcome. [Clip] SpringerPlus will feature interdisciplinary manuscripts […]

Science: Digitalization Brings to Life Amazing Astronomy of 1800s

From Live Science/MSNBC: Recently digitized drawings by a 19th-century artist reveal stunning sunspots, auroras and even planetary bodies as they were observed in the Victorian era. Recently digitized and made available by the New York Public Library, the images are a remarkably modern-looking glimpse into astronomy in the late 1800s. Drawn by French-born artist Etienne […]

EPA Releases Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Online Database and Dataset Available

From the EPA: For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data released today includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups that directly emit large quantities of […]

OA: Pioneering Electronic Publication of New Plant Species

From a News Release: The changes to the publication requirements of new names for algae, fungi and plants accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 initiated several important challenges to scientists, publishers and information specialists. To address practical questions arising from the Congress decisions, the open access journal PhytoKeys, will […]

Russia: National Electronic Information Consortium Now Providing National Access to "Science Classic" Digital Archive

From the AAAS: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announces that the Russian Ministry of Education and Science has selected Science Classic, the digital archives of Science (1880–1996), as the first acquisition in a major project to provide national access to scientific archives. Russian students, scientists, and professors can now access 116 […]

Science: First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

From MIT News: Using a website called the Materials Project, it’s now possible to explore an ever-growing database of more than 18,000 chemical compounds. The site’s tools can quickly predict how two compounds will react with one another, what that composite’s molecular structure will be, and how stable it would be at different temperatures and […]