Monthly Archives: May 2016

Digital Public Library of America: Application “WUD”

May 19, 2016

Digital Public Library of America: Application “WUD”
https://dp.la/apps/34

Originally developed at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, while organizing a medicine and food virtual exhibition, WUD is “a customised search engine and online curation tool” that allows searching across two major collections of digitized cultural heritage materials: Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). WUD is available both as an app and in a desktop version. WUD is fast and easy to search, and presents abbreviated versions of the items found, with links back to the originals for more information. It’s possible to limit by date using a timeline, and also by language – which is helpful given the size and diversity of DPLA and Europeana. Selected items from a results list can be saved and emailed on mobile or exported as a PDF on the desktop for future reference. WUD is open source, and the developers are interested in user comments on how well it works. Planned developments include more filters, such as a Medical Humanities “magic button,” which will enable more targeted results for the history of medicine. What does the acronym stand for? It’s a clin d’oeil, or nod and a wink, to the famous phrase, “What’s Up, Doc?” This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Talk Nerdy

May 19, 2016

Talk Nerdy
http://carasantamaria.com/podcast/

Cara Santa Maria is an award winning journalist who has hosted shows on brain surgery for the National Geographic Channel and tornadoes for the Weather Channel, among other feats. She also hosts a fantastic weekly science podcast called Talk Nerdy. Recent episodes have featured paleontologists, anatomists, evolutionary biologists, citizen scientists, atheists, science journalists, authors, artists, and quantum physicists. Readers will likely appreciate Cara’s warm tone, her inimitable wit, and her ability to bring out the loquacious in her guests. With over 100 podcasts to listen to, including one in which Cara interviews 10-year old Stella Krone, an unusually advanced student with a yen for genetics, almost anyone will find something fascinating in this entertaining collection. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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The Latest – An Automatic List of the Latest and Greatest Links From Twitter

May 19, 2016

The Latest – An Automatic List of the Latest and Greatest Links From Twitter
http://latest.is/

Twitter is awesome for finding the latest news and links. But seriously, who has the time to spend all day on Twitter? Or to figure out who to follow for quality content? The Latest makes it easy. They automatically collect the links posted by a bunch of the most interesting people on Twitter. You know the people that always tweet the best links – first. They take all the links they tweet and compile a real-time updated list of the 10 most popular links right now. Plus, all links are automatically posted to their Twitter feed too. Pretty useful, right? For you who want to keep really updated, try the new notifications feature – check the checkbox at the bottom – and keep the window open. Only works in modern browsers though! This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2:00pm EDST – Student Research Resources 2016

May 18, 2016

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2:00pm EDST – Student Research Resources 2016
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my Subject Tracer Student Research Resources 2016. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for student research covering search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet for STUDENT RESEARCH!!!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V14N5 May 2016 featuring 2016 Directory of Directories and my freely available May 2016 Zillman Column highlighting ChatterBots Resources On the Internet 2016. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!

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Bento Lab – Experience Genetics Everywhere

May 18, 2016

Bento Lab – Experience Genetics Everywhere
https://www.bento.bio/

Check out what their users are doing on their Stories page. Bento Lab allows you to copy DNA and do basic DNA analysis, for example to compare species or different versions of a gene like the PTC gene that relates to taste receptors. If you have never done DNA analysis before, get in touch as they are working on a Getting Started page. Bento Lab is geared towards both professional and science education. Their beta testers come from all different backgrounds. Their users are working with Bento Lab for everything from molecular fieldwork, to science outreach, to creating cool art. The CRISPR technique primarily relies on reagents (primers and plasmids) as well as equipment. The equipment required for CRISPR includes a thermocycler, which Bento Lab contains. You may also need an electroporator and an incubator. Over the years, we have benefitted immensely from the generosity and innovativeness of the Open Source, Open Science, DIYbio and Biocommons community. We stand on the shoulders of giants such as Hackteria, the fantastic OpenPCR project, the iGEM community, and many, many others. For them, accessibility is the priority. They want to document the project well, so they are giving themselves a runway. They are planning to release the firmware source code, the electronic specifications and CAD files of the functional device (more suitable for readily-available materials!) into the public domain by the end of 2016. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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bioCURIOUS

May 18, 2016

bioCURIOUS
http://biocurious.org/

BioCurious is a community biotechnology laboratory. BioCurious is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Sunnyvale, CA. Their mission: “We believe that innovations in biology should be accessible, affordable, and open to everyone. We’re building a community biology lab for amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to experiment with friends.” Features include: a) •a complete working laboratory and technical library for entrepreneurs to cheaply access equipment, materials, and co-working space; b) a training center for biotechniques, with an emphasis on safety; and c) a meeting place for citizen scientists, hobbyists, activists, and students. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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Edgar Search Tools

May 17, 2016



Edgar Search Tools
http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm

Free access to more than 21 million filings. Since 1934, the SEC has required disclosure in forms and documents. In 1984, EDGAR began collecting electronic documents to help investors get information. The SEC’s new system requires data disclosure — the next step to improve how investors find and use information. This will be added to Financial Sources 2016 Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Financial Sources for the Family Office 2016 white paper.

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The CIPRES Science Gateway V. 3.3

May 17, 2016

The CIPRES Science Gateway V. 3.3
https://www.phylo.org/

The CIPRES Science Gateway V. 3.3 is a public resource for inference of large phylogenetic trees. It is designed to provide all researchers with access to NSF XSEDE’s large computational resources through a simple browser interface. You can now also access these same capabilities programatically with the CIPRES REST API. High Performance Parallel Codes for Large Tree Inference and Sequence Alignment on XSEDE:RAxML; MrBayes; BEAST; BEAST2; GARLI; MAFFT; DPPDIV; FastTree, jModelTest2, and Migrate-N. If you need access to PhyloBayes, please inquire. Serial Codes for Tree Inference: PAUP* (Inference by Parsimony); Poy (Alignment and Inference); Serial Codes for Sequence Alignment: ClustalW; Contralign; MUSCLE; PROBCONS; PROBALIGN. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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The Freelancer Essential Guide To Business and Tax

May 17, 2016



The Freelancer Essential Guide To Business and Tax
http://formswift.com/independent-contractor-guide

Because the Gig Economy now occupies up to 40% of the workforce, anyone can utilize it if they either want to know more about the changing economic dynamics of freelancing or how to become a more successful freelancer. Whether you are an Uber driver, a newly minted PhD, a career consultant, a salaried professional, or simply between full-time jobs, this guide will serve as a helping hand while you navigate or start your career in the freelance world. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2016

May 16, 2016

Updated> ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2016
http://www.ShoppingBots.info/

The above is my 20th annual release of ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2016 allowing you to shop with your bot until you drop! I started this in 1996 and have annually released a new edition each year since then! Also included with the list of ShoppingBots (Shopping Search Engines) is a very comprehensive listing of coupon, discount code and deal sites and resources. It is now a 37 page .pdf document 276KB and ReCreated on December 1, 2015 and Updated on May 15, 2016. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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