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Friday, December 05, 2003

The Rowland Institute Library Weblog has a new URL. Here is the XML feed. Previous posts will continue to be archived at this site.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Monday, November 17, 2003

United States Patent: 6,643,686 a patent granted to A T &T for a way of sending e-mail that foils anti-spam measures (Source: Lockergnome Bytes) Does it mean we will be at the mercy of ma bell?

Monday, November 10, 2003

Popular Science | Best of What's New 2003 100 innovations profiled in the magazine (Source; Slashdot)

Weblogs: simplifying web publishing An article in IEEE Computer discusses weblogs' usefulness for content management, the different applications involved, and future apps such as cell phone blogging...

Thursday, November 06, 2003

New Scientist: US crackdown on bioterror is backfiring

New Scientist casts a critical look at a "climate of fear."

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Turning up the heat on preprint servers

This week's Nature features two news articles on troubles with the (or xxx) preprint server; according to one piece, 22 papers were withdrawn amidst allegations of plagiarism; another story,

Critical comments threaten to open libel floodgate for physics archive, reports on one physicist attacking another's work in a paper posted to the archive, and the implications of such uncensored comments. Paul Ginsparg remarked "We don't want these food fights conducted on a regular basis." An editorial (gleefully?) admonishing preprint server and scientific website administrators about libel law kicks off the issue.

Inside Science News Service

AIP has a service with links to science news stories of general interest. One of the latest is a statement by Steven Weinberg to the Texas Board of Education supporting the teaching of evolutionary theory - in fact, he advocates that no alternative theories (such as creation science) be taught alongside it.

Argali White & Yellow - the most complete and reliable phone directories search on the Internet

enables searching of multiple web-based phone and e-mail directories (Source: Search Engine Watch)

Wired News: DNA That's Yours for the Taking

an article about the Sanger centre in London, which evidently has a database of more than two billion letters of DNA; geneticists can search the database freely ...

Monday, November 03, 2003

On The Net - Unusual Power Web Searching Commands From Greg Notess, who should know ...

Physics' theoretical approach might aid biology An interesting discussion of how one discipline help the other ...