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These are sites useful in the discussion of physics and science topics. Much of today's chatter is about science and how science impacts our lives. Along with this chatter is very little real information. These links should help keep everyone focused.
Post Normal Science and Chaos and Emergent Systems
Global warming is a "hot" topic these days. Much mis–information is circulating in the press and cocktail parties. Here's some starting points for the real science.
Climate Prediction Center – if there are questions about global warming, the coming hot summer, any weather related urban legend, start with this site.
National Academy of Sciences global warming information site.
The New Scientist provides a rational look and many issues including global warming
Web Sources of Current Physics, Engineering, and Science Information
The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity.
Engineers Toolbox is a computer-aided engineering package that features a unique, platform-independent, web-based design. This site also contains links to other engineering and scientific tools.
Los Alamos National Laboratories pre–print library contains may interesting papers on physics as well as computer science.
ALibrus is a site for locating out of print and rare books.
Econmagic is a source of economic statistics. This is a very important site. It contains actual facts that can be used to counter all the "pseudo" facts bandied around in the press and cocktail parties.
United States Copyright Office has many useful items for anyone involved in web site development
Philosophy of Science
There are numerous issues associated with the philosophy of science. Many of these issues have spilled over into the domain of software development. Theory making, "what can be known," how does one "prove" a concept, are all part of the philosophy of science. There are many uninformed onions on the topic, so here's a starting point for the discussion based on credible sources.
Physics Resources is a set of pages found to be useful in discussing popular physics topics. They're moved to a separate page to make room for more information. (bad web design I know).
Science Fair Resources is a collection of site useful for Middle and High School science fair ideas. These sites are bias toward physics and mechanics, because I was never good at biology and other non–math based areas
Physics Electronic Magazines, Preprint sites, and Organizational Sites
Federation of American Scientist conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including national security, nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, education technology, information technology, energy and the environment. FAS provides useful information on military subject as well at their Military Analysis Network.
Nuclearfiles.org is a project of the nuclear peace foundation.
NIST Time and Frequency Division has many interesting pages
Science Daily is an online magazine and Web portal devoted to science, technology, and medicine.
Science News is an Internet headline science news service focused on technology, science, and medicine.
These sites are just the tip of the iceberg for web based Genome research
Ensembl is a joint project between EMBL - EBI and the Sanger Centre to develop a software system which produces and maintains automatic annotation on eukaryotic genomes. Ensembl is primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust.
History of Computing Sites
History of Innovation records the milestones of Texas Instruments innovative contributions to computing.