AAAS.org. 'The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is the world's largest general scientific society, publisher of Science . .... Founded in 1848 to represent all disciplines of science, AAAS supports scientific exchange and discussion of science and society issues.'
ALICEBot.org. 'A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity) is an award-winning free natural language artificial intelligence chat robot. The software used to create A.L.I.C.E. is available as free ("open source") Alicebot and AIML software. '
BetterHumans.com. 'an editorial production company that's dedicated to having the best information, analysis and opinion on the impact of advancing science and technology.'
KurzweilAI.net. ' features the big thoughts of today's big thinkers examining the confluence of accelerating revolutions that are shaping our future world, and the inside story on new technological and social realities from the pioneers actively working in these arenas. We are witnessing intersecting revolutions in a plethora of fields: biotechnology, nanotechnology, molecular electronics, computation, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, virtual reality, human brain reverse engineering, brain augmentation, robotics, and many others. The leading visionaries represented on this site examine these transforming trends and their profound impact on economics, the arts, politics, government, warfare, medicine, health, education, disabilities, social mores, and sexuality. '
LivingCreatures.com. 'We are developing technologies for high degree-of-freedom robot and animatronics applications.'
SingInst.org. 'What is the Singularity? Sometime in the next few years or decades, humanity will become capable of surpassing the upper limit on intelligence that has held since the rise of the human species. We will become capable of technologically creating smarter-than-human intelligence, perhaps through enhancement of the human brain, direct links between computers and the brain, or Artificial Intelligence (AI). This event is called the "Singularity" by analogy with the singularity at the center of a black hole ? just as our current model of physics breaks down when it attempts to describe the center of a black hole, our model of the future breaks down once the future contains smarter-than-human minds. Since technology is the product of intelligence, the Singularity is an effect that snowballs once it occurs ? the first smart minds can create smarter minds, and smarter minds can produce still smarter minds.'
SL4.org. 'The SL4 mailing list is a refuge for discussion of advanced topics in transhumanism and the Singularity, including but not limited to topics such as Friendly AI, strategies for handling the emergence of ultra-powerful technologies, handling existential risks (planetary risks), strategies to accelerate the Singularity or protect its integrity, avoiding the military use of nanotechnology and grey goo accidents, methods of human intelligence enhancement, self-improving Artificial Intelligence, contemporary AI projects that are explicitly trying for genuine Artificial Intelligence or even a Singularity, rapid Singularities versus slow Singularities, Singularitarian activism, and more.'
TransHumanism.org. 'The World Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. We support the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives. In other words, we want people to be better than well.'
The Japanese and Hindu elements are the same as the Greek.
The Chinese elements and the Five Animals_(martial arts). The order is significant because each creates the next in a circle, and controls its "grandchild" in a circle. EG: Wood creates Fire and controls Earth.
Wood. Crane. Agility. Green/Blue. East. Spring.
Fire. Dragon. Intelligence. Red. South. Summer.
Earth. Snake. Energy. Yellow. Center. Change of seasons.
HBES.com. 'The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) is an interdisciplinary, international society of researchers, primarily from the social and biological sciences, who use modern evolutionary theory to help to discover human nature - including evolved emotional, cognitive and sexual adaptations.'
PandasThumb.org. 'The Panda's Thumb is dedicated to explaining the theory of evolution, critiquing the claims of the anti-evolution movement, and defending the integrity of science and science education in America and around the world.The Panda's Thumb is dedicated to explaining the theory of evolution, critiquing the claims of the anti-evolution movement, and defending the integrity of science and science education in America and around the world.'
'Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology.
The Talk.Origins Archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQ s) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences. '
'Here at American Science & Surplus we are fascinated by discovery and invention. And we are dedicated to having fun along the way. We offer an eclectic range of products, many with a science or educational tilt to them, others simply handy or amusing. Value is important, and whenever we can, we carry surplus at prices well below retail. We love closeouts, inventory overruns, mis-manufactures, and items whose time has not come.'
I love these guys! I got some of my material from them for my prize winning high school science project where I redid the Michelson & Morley experiment .
Their Chicago branch is at 5316 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630-1266, phone 773-763-0313, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boiling or Florence flasks are balls with cylindrical openings.
Burets a long thin cylinders with stopcock for accuracy in titration.
Erlenmeyer flasks are cones with cylindrical openings.
Filtering vacuum flasks are Erlenmeyer flask that can attach to a vacuum.
Graduated cylinder are narrow cylinder with 1% accuracy.
Petri dishes are shallow dishes with vertical walls.
Separatory funnels are funnels with a ball top and stopper, and stopcock on the bottom.
Test tubes are glass vials often with stoppers.
Transfer or Serological pipets are for transferring liquids and measuring with 0.1% accuracy.
Volumetric flasks are sleeker boiling flasks with long necks.
Watch glasses are shallow concave dishes.
LabX.com. "LabX.com was founded in 1995 to provide a forum where buyers and sellers of new, used, surplus, and refurbished scientific and laboratory equipment could find items, negotiate terms, and complete transactions online.".
Shopping experience: I bought a MyWeigh 7001DX scale plus an AC adapter from them (max load: 7 Kg; accuracy: 1 g) on 2008-01-08 and it arrived on 2008-01-23, a perfectly reasonable time. The scale is elegant and works exactly as expected.
AlbertEinstein.info. 'access to Albert Einstein's scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to an extensive Archival Database.'
BFI.org. Buckminster Fuller Institute. "In the words of Buckminster Fuller, design science is 'the effective application of the principles of science to the conscious design of our total environment in order to help make the Earth's finite resources meet the needs of all humanity without disrupting the ecological processes of the planet.'"
'As with many scientists, Linus Pauling utilized bound notebooks to keep track of the details of his research as it unfolded. A testament to the remarkable length and diversity of Dr. Pauling's career, the Pauling Papers holdings include forty-six research notebooks spanning the years of 1922 to 1994 and covering any number of the scientific fields in which Dr. Pauling involved himself. In this regard, the notebooks contain many of Pauling's laboratory calculations and experimental data, as well as scientific conclusions, ideas for further research and numerous autobiographical musings.'
MSSS.com. "Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) designs, develops, and operates instruments that fly on robotic spacecraft."
NOAO.edu. ' The National Optical Astronomy Observatory was formed in 1982 to consolidate all AURA-managed ground-based astronomical observatories (Kitt Peak National Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, and the National Solar Observatory with facilities at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico and Kitt Peak, Arizona) under a single Director. '
NASA.gov. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
'NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.'
As of 2004-09-17, the database had 11.6e6 names for 7.6e6 objects.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) [cas.sdss.org]. 'a project to make a map of a large part of the universe. We would like to show you the beauty of the universe, and share with you our excitement as we build the largest map in the history of the world.'
BetterHumans.com. 'Aiming to connect people to the future so that they can create it, Betterhumans is an editorial production company that's dedicated to having the best information, analysis and opinion on the impact of advancing science and technology.'
CSICoP.org. 'Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal'
ePanorama.net. "dedicated to offer information on electronics found from the web."
Improbable.com. 'The Annals of Improbable Research -- also known as AIR -- is a science humor magazine. AIR is all about research that make people LAUGH, then make them THINK.'
home.earthlink.net/~MIsaak/Taxonomy.html. 'Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature ... Scientific names of organisms are not usually known for their entertainment value. They are indispensable for clarity in communication, but most people skip over them with barely a glance. Here I collect those names that are worth a second look.'
PhysLink.com. 'The PhysLink.com is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site. In addition to providing high-quality content, PhysLink.com is a meeting place for professionals, students and other curious minds.'
PLOS.org. "The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource."
'The Tree of Life is a collaborative web project, produced by biologists from around the world. On more than 2600 World Wide Web pages, the Tree of Life provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. '
Very nice exploration into taxonomy [off-site], phylogenetic trees and relationships. 'Each species belongs to a genus, each genus belongs to a family, and so on through order, class, phylum, and kingdom.'
WagingPeace.org. 'The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, to use technology responsibly and sustainably, and to empower youth to create a more peaceful world.'
NuclearFiles.org. 'a website devoted to the history of the Nuclear Age. By providing background information, analysis and access to primary documents, this site is an educational resource exploring the political, legal and ethical challenges stemming from the continued existence of nuclear weapons.'