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Phys.org – News and Articles on Science and Technology

Phys.org – News and Articles on Science and Technology

“Phys.org??? (formerly Physorg.com) is a leading web-based science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics. These include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies.”
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy

Optics, Waves, Sound

Optics, Waves, Sound

A collection of links to demonstrations and lessons to aid in understanding of optics, waves, and sound. Many other interesting physics links as well. Hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

Physics Van

Physics Van

Watch physics demonstrations by students at the University of Illinois as they show ???science as fun and worthwhile for people who wonder about why the world acts the way it does???.
Subject: Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Math And Science–Physics & Chemistry; Math And Science; Math And Science–Experiments & Science Fair Projects; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Chemistry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

The Particle Adventure: The Fundamentals of Matter and Force

The Particle Adventure: The Fundamentals of Matter and Force

“The Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory presents an award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.” Also features numerous links and interactive resources on nuclear physics.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics

The American Experience: Meltdown at Three Mile Island

The American Experience: Meltdown at Three Mile Island

Contains information about the meltdown at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, including a timeline and facts on key people and events, plus a teacher’s guide. Also outlines the episode of the PBS series “The American Experience” relating to the Three Mile Island accident.
Subject: Science & Technology–Energy; Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–Middle Atlantic States (Northeast)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

“Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.”
Subject: Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Physics; Computers & Internet–Computer Science

Spacetime Wrinkles

Spacetime Wrinkles

Information about Einstein’s General and Special theories of relativity and how they relate to space-time. Includes an extensive glossary.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Astrophysics

Zona Land

Zona Land

In Edward Zobel’s Zona Land, “you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.” The site uses Java programming, Ray Tracing and VRML (a virtual reality language) to provide tools and lessons that help students for students grasp major concepts in algebra, geometry, …
Subject: Science And Technology–Mathematics–Algebra; Science & Technology–Physics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Geometry And Trigonometry; Science & Technology–Mathematics

Brightstorm

Brightstorm

Brightstorm provides homework help for match and science in the form of free and paid video tutorials. There are also free PSAT materials. The other test preparation materials are not free.
Subject: Science And Technology–Mathematics–Calculus And Advanced Mathematics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Algebra; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Geometry And Trigonometry; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Cell Biology; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Math; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Chemistry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Biology

Spectrum of Physics

Spectrum of Physics

This comprehensive website includes over 140 pages and 21,000 links to physics resources in the following categories: relativity, black holes, quantum theory, cosmology, thermodynamics, journals, study guides, periodic tables, Einstein, and others.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics

Chaos & Fractals

Chaos & Fractals

Provides a basic introduction to the study of chaos in mathematics and physics. Discusses nonlinear equations, strange attractors, logistic equations, and fractals. Includes print and online references for further study.
Subject: Science And Technology–Mathematics–Calculus And Advanced Mathematics; Science & Technology–Physics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Geometry And Trigonometry

U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations

U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations

A University of California Physics Department at Berkeley site “for preparing and performing undergraduate lecture demonstrations.” Subjects covered include: “Mechanics, Waves, The Properties of Heat and Matter, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern and Contemporary Physics and Astronomy and Perception”
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics

Exploratorium: Sport Science

Exploratorium: Sport Science

Learn about the science behind sports, including ice hockey, baseball, cycling, surfing, and rock climbing. Read answers to frequently asked questions about the science of sports.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics; Entertainment & Leisure–Sports; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Sports

Entropy Sites – A Guide

Entropy Sites – A Guide

A professor emeritus of chemistry put up this site to help teach college students “a modern view of entropy change.” Aside from featuring many of the professor’s own articles on the subject, the site features supplementary materials and news that can help educators teach this topic.
Subject: Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science And Technology–Physics–Heat And Thermodynamics

The Physics Classroom (Glenbrook South High School)

The Physics Classroom (Glenbrook South High School)

The Physics Classroom includes a comprehensive and extensive online physics tutorial written for high school physics students.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

How Everything Works

How Everything Works

Resource for “explaining the physics of everyday life.” Users are encouraged to have their questions answered by Physics Professor Lou Bloomfield of the University of Virginia. Archive of previously asked questions available.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

FreeBookCentre

FreeBookCentre

Freebookcentre.net contains links to thousands of free online technical books. These include core computer science, networking, programming languages, Systems Programming books, Linux books and many more.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Specializations; Computers & Internet–Programming; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Electronics; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Social Sciences–Psychology

Fractal Geometry

Fractal Geometry

Introduction to fractals for students without advanced math skills. Covers Mandelbrot and Julia sets; basic concepts, rules, and functions; and fractals in literature, music, history, economics, architecture, and nature.
Subject: Science And Technology–Mathematics–Calculus And Advanced Mathematics; Science & Technology–Physics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Geometry And Trigonometry

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram Alpha quickly locates facts, graphs, definitions, tables, numbers, formulas, and other data. Use the “Examples” page to browse and see all the different topics covered.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Health & Medical Sciences; Reference–Geography; Reference–Genealogy; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Computers & Internet; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Reference–Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–History; Reference–Time & Weather; Reference–Biographies; Science & Technology–Engineering; Business & Economics–Finance; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Regional & Country Information; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Reference–Quotations; Reference–Thesauruses Or Thesauri; Reference–Calendars; Reference–Census Data & Demographics; Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Math; Clubs And Organizations; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Biographies; Money And Work–Personal Finance–Saving And Investment; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Sports; School And Homework Help–Homework Help—-Reference; School And Homework Help–College; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

The Free Library

The Free Library

Compiles an enormous amount of published material – journals, magazines, blog postings, and classic literary texts. Organized by subject, author, or title.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–Philosophy; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Business & Economics; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Physics; Social Sciences; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Law, Government & Political Science–Law; Entertainment & Leisure; Reference–News & Current Events–Periodical Directories

The Encyclopedia of Earth

The Encyclopedia of Earth

A comprehensive, authoritative, and thorough resource all about our Earth and relationship to it. Articles written by experts and scholars
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Zoology; Reference–Encyclopedias; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Earth Sciences; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Biology–Zoology (Animal Biology)

How Does a Long Distance Receiver Work?

How Does a Long Distance Receiver Work?

A basic description and explanation with examples on the physics of transmitting information over long distances using a transmitter and receiver.
Subject: Science & Technology–Communications; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomenon

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomenon

You can???t believe everything you see in this gallery of optical illusions caused by motion, time, color, luminance, contrast, geometry, spacing, and gestalt effects. Brief explanations written by the webmaster, a physics professor, and citations for further reading accompany each image.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

Calculus-Based-Physics

Calculus-Based-Physics

A free online textbook covering the types of physics that most engineering students take as an introductory class. The author has a PhD is part of the physics department of the Saint Anselm College. Requires Adobe Reader to read PDF file.
Subject: Science & Technology–Engineering; Science & Technology–Physics

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

This is a freely accessible encyclopedia, explaining in-depth the terms and principles of topics such as laser physics, nonlinear optics, and fiber technology. The articles are arranged alphabetically by topic, and includes reference citations for further research.
Subject: Reference–Encyclopedias; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

A collection of links to demonstrations and lessons to aid in understanding of heat, thermodynamics, engines, and energy. Many other interesting physics links as well. Hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Heat And Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Links

Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Links

An enormous collection of sites about thermodynamics. Part of 1Up Science.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Heat And Thermodynamics

Tesla: Master of Lightning

Tesla: Master of Lightning

Biography of Nikola Tesla, including his life and contributions to the study of electricity and radio, among other fields of physics.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists

Physics Central

Physics Central

“The American Physical Society represents some 42,000 physicists, and most of our work centers on scientific meetings and publications-the primary ways that physicists communicate with each other. With Physics Central, we communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. We invite you to visit our site every week to find out how phy …
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics

Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics

Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics

An electronic encyclopedia of physics topics, including all the major topics in modern physics with references for further reading. Topics are searchable, or users can browse links.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Astrophysics; Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics; Science And Technology–Physics–Heat And Thermodynamics

ExploreLearning

ExploreLearning

ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science, called “gizmos,” which provided animated demonstrations of a wealth of physics and mathematics topics.
Subject: Science & Technology–Astronomy–Stellar; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Algebra; Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Solar System (Planetary); Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Geometry And Trigonometry; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Science And Technology–Mathematics–Probability And Statistics

Powers of Ten (Eames Office)

Powers of Ten (Eames Office)

The Powers of Ten Exhibition, from the Eames Office. Explore scales and sizes of the physical world and the universe. Provides numerous pictures, demonstrations, and links.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Astrophysics; Science & Technology–Mathematics

Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten

Illustrates the concept of logarithmic scales by presenting a series of images, each encompassing ten times the range of the previous image. Provides a vivid understanding of the scale of size of objects in physics and astronomy.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Astrophysics; Science & Technology–Mathematics

Motion and Forces

Motion and Forces

A collection of links to demonstrations and lessons to aid in understanding of the mechanics of forces and motion. Many other interesting physics links as well. Hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics

Hyperphysics

Hyperphysics

Hyperphysics presents the interrelationships between various fields of physics with explanations of key concepts. The site has been designed to be highly interactive, providing numerous visual and textual hyperlinks. Links to helpful tools are provided. Developed at Georgia State University.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy–Astrophysics; Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics; Science And Technology–Physics–Heat And Thermodynamics

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is a a non-profit grassroots organization providing support for those suffering from mental illness, and their families. The website is full of information about mental illness and how you can find support.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

NRL Plasma Formulary Index

NRL Plasma Formulary Index

Large collection of equations and constants, mostly relating to plasma physics but information from other branches of science and engineering are included.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics

Nobel Laureates in Physics

Nobel Laureates in Physics

A listing of the Nobel Prize in Physics winners from 1901 to the present. Gives name(s) of the winners, their nationality, and words from the commendation for the award. Many have links to biographical sketches, photos, bibliographic citations, and text of speeches.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Scientists & Inventors; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists

Polymer Science Learning Center

Polymer Science Learning Center

Offers step-by-step tutorials for students of all levels who want to learn about polymer science.
Subject: Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Math And Science–Physics & Chemistry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Chemistry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory

MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory

Provides an Ask-A-Scientist service, as well as MAD Labs (a collection of demonstrations illustrating science concepts); “The Visible Human”(a digitized guided tour); and the MadSci Laboratory(organized web links for a wide variety of science fields), covering a wide variety of topics.
Subject: Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Astronomy; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science

Sebastopol College Science Learning Area

Sebastopol College Science Learning Area

Sebastopol College in Victoria, Australia, provides this page to organize URL links for a variety of scientific disciplines. By selecting one of the science subject areas – general science, history of science, astronomy/space, biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science, geology/paleontology, investigations, physics, or weather/me …
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Geosciences (Geology & Geophysics); Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Meteorology/Climatology; Science & Technology–Astronomy

Science of Baseball

Science of Baseball

Designed by San Francisco’s Exploratorium, this interactive site explains the “how” behind hitting, pitching, and protective equipment.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Mechanics; Entertainment & Leisure–Sports–Baseball & Softball; Sports & Recreation–Baseball; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project

NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project

This website provides teachers and students with aerospace technology resources through lessons and activities, free simulations, student videoconferencing, a glossary of related terms, and educator workshops. A teacher’s guide to technology creation is also offered. Though the project is no longer funded, excellent resources persist.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Transportation–Air; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Math; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Space; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

Superconductors

Superconductors

Introduces beginners and non-technical people to information about superconductors. Includes history of superconductors and recent developments in the field. Provides hyperlinked terms within articles, leading to additional information.
Subject: Science & Technology–Engineering–Electrical Engineering; Science And Technology–Physics–Electricity And Magnetism; Science & Technology–Electronics; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics

Integrated Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds

Integrated Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds

“SDBS is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds, which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory database of the compounds. The spectra are EI mass, 1-H decoupled 13-C NMR, 1-H NMR pattern (90 and/or 400 MHz), 1-H NMR parameter (300 MHz pattern generated), FT-IR, laser-Raman, and ESR.”
Subject: Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Science & Technology–Physics

IPL FAQ: Why is the sky blue?

IPL FAQ: Why is the sky blue?

Why is the sky blue? Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Reference–Trivia; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics; Reference–Trivia; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Science And Technology–Physics–Light, Waves, And Optics

The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty

The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty

A physics reference maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Includes a guide to physical constants, a searchable bibliography on physical constants, a guide to the International (SI) System of Measurements, and a guide to expressing uncertainty in scientific results.
Subject: Science & Technology–Physics

Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)

Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)

This site has “a mission to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied fields including astronomy, geophysics, optics, and the like.” Features include a newsletter, information on physics-related publications, syllabi on the history of physics, as well as exhibits on Einstein, the discovery of the electron, and more.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Science & Technology; Science & Technology–Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists

Emilio Segre Visual Archives

Emilio Segre Visual Archives

Selected images from “a collection of some 25,000 historical photographs, slides, lithographs, engravings, and other visual materials.” Includes images of physicists and astronomers, mainly from America and Europe in the twentieth century, along with stories and quotes.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights

This site is devoted to the “father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb”, the “Soviet physicist who became … a spokesman for the conscience of mankind.” “This exhibit tells about Sakharov??s extraordinary life,” including information about his history, his work in nuclear physics, his views on democracy and human rights, and links to other sites. The si …
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

The Discovery of the Electron

The Discovery of the Electron

“‘The Discovery of the Electron’ was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of J.J. Thomson’s groundbreaking experiments.” This site includes sections such as “J.J. Thomson,” “Mysterious Rays,” and “1897 Experiments.” It includes explanations, pictures, and links to related sites.
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics

Heisenberg / Uncertainty Principle – Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle

Heisenberg / Uncertainty Principle – Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle

“This exhibit is based on the book by David Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg.” It covers topics such as, Heisenberg’s Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Uncertainty principle,” Political Life, and Personal Life and Career. It includes pictures and audio clips of Heisenberg speaking about the Uncertainty Principle.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Scientists & Inventors; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists; Science And Technology–Physics–Modern Physics