Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fermi Award winners featured at OSTI

R&D Accomplishments
Mildred Dresselhaus and Burton Richter are 2012 recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, a Presidential award that is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. Government. Dresselhaus was honored “for her scientific leadership, her major contributions to science and energy policy, her selfless work in science education and the advancement of diversity in the scientific workplace, and her highly original and impactful research.” Richter was honored “for the breadth of his influence in the multiple disciplines of accelerator physics and particle physics, his profound scientific discoveries, his visionary leadership as SLAC Director, his leadership of science, and his notable contributions in energy and public policy.” Read more about these and other DOE scientific achievements at the DOE R&D Accomplishment website.

Now access WorldWideScience.org resources via SciVerse

WorldWideScience.orgThe wealth of current and timely scientific and technical information from countries around the world found at WorldWideScience.org is now available as a SciVerse Hub exit federal site application. By entering search terms in the free WWS application query box, users can search WWS in parallel with Elsevier’s SciVerse Hub content, thereby exposing researchers to high-value content from around the world that they might not otherwise discover (see Deep Web Technologies’ press release exit federal site ).

“WorldWideScience.org is very excited to be part of Elsevier’s Applications & Developer Network,” said Lorrie Apple Johnson, Operating Agent representative for the WorldWideScience Alliance and Product Manager for WWS.org.  “SciVerse users will benefit from having access to this type of information.”

Invasive species info now available via Science.gov deep web search

Science.gov
The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) has been added to the deep web search on Science.gov. to provide a wealth of information on aquatic species, plants, animals, and microbes. This reference gateway to invasive species information, organizations, and services from the National Agricultural Library is automatically searched on the Science.gov basic search. NISIC may also be searched individually or in conjunction with other select databases on the advanced search.

Find Perlmutter live stream now in OSTI Energy Citations Database

Saul Perlmutter’s live stream “Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe: How the Energy Department Helped to Win (yet another) Nobel Prize,” available now at OSTI’s Energy Citations Database. Perlmutter was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his breakthrough research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read more about Saul Perlmutter.

Over 100 medical journals and more added to 1-stop science search, WorldWideScience.org

WorldWideScience.orgAdded recently to WorldWideScience.org: the Synapse database, provided by the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), including information from over 100 medical journals; PLEIADI, the open access platform for scientific literature in Italy, sponsored by inter-university consortia CASPUR and CILEA; AGRIS, the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology – an initiative run by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Get scientific and technical information from over 70 countries at WorldWideScience.org.

Howard University in the Spotlight at .EDUconnections

EDUconnections
See the EDUconnections website and read about Howard University’s role in the DOE-funded Historically Black College and University/Minority Institution Environmental Technology Consortium consisting of 17 universities throughout the nation. Find Howard University’s research documents in the DOE OSTI databases:

EDUconnections features U.S. community colleges and universities committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.