Monthly Archives: September 2008

Mycrocosm – Sharing Everyday Data

September 30, 2008

Mycrocosm – Sharing Everyday Data
http://mycro.media.mit.edu/

Mycrocosm is a web site that makes it possible for people to use statistical graphs and other visual language tools for expressive social communication. In particular it provides an alternative to purely text based micro-blogging software (such as Twitter). They encourage their users to creatively use the visual forms we have provided to express whatever they may want about themselves or the world they are living in. This can range from keeping track of daily activities (What are you doing? — but visually) to expressing opinions, making jokes or any other form of social interaction. As a a research project of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab we are interested in what a tool such as this helps you express that is different from what or how one might communicate in a purely text based medium. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Open Bioinformatics Journal

September 30, 2008

Open Bioinformatics Journal
http://bentham.org/open/tobioij/

The Open Bioinformatics Journal is an Open Access online journal which publishes original research articles in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The Open Bioinformatics Journal, a peer reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in all areas of the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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GoodGuide™ – Find Safe, Healthy and Green Products

September 30, 2008

GoodGuide™ – Find Safe, Healthy and Green Products
http://www.goodguide.com/

GoodGuide™ provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of products and companies. GoodGuide’s mission is to help you find safe, healthy, and green products that are better for you and the planet. From our origins as a UC Berkeley research project, GoodGuide has developed into a totally independent “For-Benefit” company. We are committed to providing the information you need to make better decisions, and to ultimately shifting the balance of information and power in the marketplace. This has been added to Green Files Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Italian Government RSS Feeds

September 30, 2008

Italian Government RSS Feeds
http://www.informationoverlord.co.uk/?p=173

Italian federal government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies with rss feeds. This resource from InformationOverLord gives the RSS feeds for the Italian Federal Government agencies and associated agencies. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Bots Blogs and News Aggregators Presentation Resources page.

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Mycrocosm – Sharing Everyday Data

September 30, 2008

Mycrocosm – Sharing Everyday Data
http://mycro.media.mit.edu/

Mycrocosm is a web site that makes it possible for people to use statistical graphs and other visual language tools for expressive social communication. In particular it provides an alternative to purely text based micro-blogging software (such as Twitter). They encourage their users to creatively use the visual forms we have provided to express whatever they may want about themselves or the world they are living in. This can range from keeping track of daily activities (What are you doing? — but visually) to expressing opinions, making jokes or any other form of social interaction. As a a research project of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab we are interested in what a tool such as this helps you express that is different from what or how one might communicate in a purely text based medium. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Open Bioinformatics Journal

September 30, 2008

Open Bioinformatics Journal
http://bentham.org/open/tobioij/

The Open Bioinformatics Journal is an Open Access online journal which publishes original research articles in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The Open Bioinformatics Journal, a peer reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in all areas of the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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GoodGuide™ – Find Safe, Healthy and Green Products

September 30, 2008

GoodGuide™ – Find Safe, Healthy and Green Products
http://www.goodguide.com/

GoodGuide™ provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of products and companies. GoodGuide’s mission is to help you find safe, healthy, and green products that are better for you and the planet. From our origins as a UC Berkeley research project, GoodGuide has developed into a totally independent “For-Benefit” company. We are committed to providing the information you need to make better decisions, and to ultimately shifting the balance of information and power in the marketplace. This has been added to Green Files Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Italian Government RSS Feeds

September 30, 2008

Italian Government RSS Feeds
http://www.informationoverlord.co.uk/?p=173

Italian federal government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies with rss feeds. This resource from InformationOverLord gives the RSS feeds for the Italian Federal Government agencies and associated agencies. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Bots Blogs and News Aggregators Presentation Resources page.

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Scientific Blogging – Science 2.0

September 29, 2008

Scientific Blogging – Science 2.0
http://www.scientificblogging.com/

They created Scientific Blogging site where world-class scientists write articles and discuss issues without being filtered by size or editorial limitations, where there is no political litmus test and we can read great science directly from the source and maybe learn some new things. They created a site where everyone who wants to write about science can also do it, regardless of popularity or ideology. There are other places where scientists can write but writers are lost in a sea of 70 million random blogs. Everyone is here to read about science and they have 1,800,000 articles read per month. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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The American Scholar

September 29, 2008

The American Scholar
http://www.theamericanscholar.org/

The American Scholar is published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and since 1932 they have published compelling and thoughtful essays, articles, poetry, and other pieces. The creation of this publication was actually inspired by Emerson’s famous speech “The American Scholar”, which was delivered to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard in 1837. They recently revamped their website, and now visitors have access to many of the original articles from past and current editions of the publication. Recent articles of note include Charles Johnson’s “The End of the Black American Narrative” and William Deresiewicz’s “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”. Visitors can also take in items from past issues that include Melvin Bukiet’s well-timed criticism “Brooklyn Books of Wonder” and their award-winning feature, “Genome Tome”. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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