Wednesday, March 23, 2005
A bit of a time waster, but very intriguing.
The Baby Name Wizard: NameVoyager: "The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is an interactive portrait of America's name choices. Start with a 'sea' of nearly 5000 names. Type a letter, and you'll zoom in to focus on how that initial has been used over the past century. Then type a few more letters, or a name. Each stripe is a timeline of one name, its width reflecting the name's changing popularity. If a name intrigues you, click on its stripe for a closer look."
Howling At A Waning Moon: Chris Darimont and Chester Starr (Lone Wolf): Compassion in Science Award: "Chris Darimont and Chester Starr (Lone Wolf): Compassion in Science Award"
Don't know if he is a relative of my husband's or not, but Darimont is not a common surname at all.
Untitled Document: "Elsevier today announced that its free science-specific search engine, Scirus, has now indexed 13 million patents. Patents indexed in Scirus include those from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) . By making patents available through its index, Scirus has expanded its service to include new and valuable information sources."
K-News: FEATURED TITLE: Open Access to Yaws' Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties: "Open Access to Yaws' Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties
Readers of K-News have two weeks of open access to a select title or group of titles each issue."
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
Knovel Critical Tables
From their site:
"This important, interactive Knovel reference contains tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 21,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. The solvent property tables have data for 385 common solvents, and the thermodynamic property tables have data for over 15,000 compounds. Additionally, several tables make use of the interactive Equation Plotter to plot thermodynamic properties as a function of temperature. Each table is fully interactive and searchable by keyword and numeric property value. The thermodynamic tables graphically represent the temperature correlation relationships and allow for easy calculation and plotting of the properties.
Start using Knovel Critical Tables now! You have immediate and unlimited access for the next two weeks--no registration required. Enjoy!"