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National Day of Civic Hacking

The first National Day of Civic Hacking is June 1 and 2, 2013.  The event allows for civic hackers to collaboratively create, build, and invent tools using publicly-released data with the common goal of improving ones community through technology.  Examples of … Continue reading

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Vote on Names for Pluto’s Moons

Pluto may no longer be a planet, but it’s still great at engendering public interest in astronomy. On February 11, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute called on the Internet to vote on the official names of Pluto’s two smallest moons … Continue reading

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Curious About the Higgs Boson? The GSU Library Can Help

Illustration of the Standard Model of physics, featuring groupings of sub-atomic particles and forces all connected to the Higgs boson in the center.

On July 4, 2012, physics history was made. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced that scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of a new particle. This particle displays characteristics consistent with the Higgs boson, … Continue reading

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Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Finding May Be In Error

Tunnel at CERN laboratory used in OPERA

You might have heard news of the OPERA collaboration’s CERN experiment recording neutrinos traveling faster than light, a finding that would call Einstein’s theory of relativity into question. However, a new update from ScienceInsider (a news blog by Science magazine) identifies … Continue reading

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ResearchGATE: Social Networking for Scholars and Scientists

ResearchGATE ( http://www.researchgate.net/ ) is a free of charge, online research platform (meta-data of about 35 million articles and publications as well as tens of thousand of Full texts) that aims to connect scientists, researchers, and scholars worldwide. ResearchGATE provides: … Continue reading

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New IEEE Xplore Coming Soon

launch ieee xplore demo

IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. A new redesign of IEEE Xplore is going to launch in mid-February. Watch … Continue reading

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New in Web of Science – Funding Analyzer

At who is funding in your field: “It’s now even easier to use funding information available within Web of ScienceSM . Users can refine & analyze by funding agency to see where funding money is going, what research has been … Continue reading

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Chemistry Central Journal receives its first Impact Factor (0.82)

Chemistry Central Journal has just received its first Impact Factor of 0.82. http://www.journal.chemistrycentral.com/

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NCBI & PubMed Redesign

Preview of the new NCBI homepage Preview of the new PubMed interface Changes in PubMed redesign PubMed Advanced Search

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PubMed new features: search terms auto suggest and titles with your search terms

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