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The following list provides links to other Web sites containing resources
that may be of interest to you. Our listing is by no means comprehensive.
But it will point you to a number of interesting and useful locations.
Web Search Engines
If you want to find information on the Web, here are four leading sites offering comprehensive search capabilities.
Each has its virtues and drawbacks.
Science for the Millinnium: Bibliographies
Check the links below for books, research reports and press articles on a variety of topics relevant
to the science and technology exhibits we've created here.
From here you can check out NCSA news, job opportunities, general information, other multimedia exhibits
software (including NCSA Mosaic), computational resources and publications.
A highly valuable database of information, images and movies produced at NCSA over the years.
Here's the place to go for looking at NCSA's online publications, particularly NCSA's award-winning outreach
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
A comprehensive collection of information about the university and its wealth of teaching and
research programs and resources.
This Web site provides in-depth information on University of Illinois projects in
mathematics, science and technology. A "must see" for educators.
Other High Performance Computing Centers and Organizations
MetaCenter, n.: a coalescence of intellectual and physical resources unlimited by
geographical constraint; a synthesis of individual centers that by combining resources
creates a new resource greater than the sum of its parts. This is the "home page" for the NSF-funded
national supercomputing centers. As such it provides a gateway to a wealth of information about high
peformance computing and its applications.
To quote the "home page" for this one. "This multimedia collection contains descriptions of some of the 10,000 scientific research projects that have
used the resources of National Science Foundation supercomputing centers. The reports range from
astronomy to zoology, and include scientific breakthroughs on black holes, how the heart works, pollution
control, and modeling the oceans." Another "must see."
Offers a variety of information on the activities and programs of this national grouping of
experts and organizations specializing in advanced computation, including meetings, conferences, workshops,
and a list of relevant High Performance Computing courses offered by member institutions.
"CASC members are committed to using high performance computing and communications technology to
increase national competitiveness, improve workforce training, advance economic development, enhance
education, and build the National Information Infrastructure (NII)." This Web site points to its member
organizations and a number of interesting online papers on the applications and benefits of high performance computing.
Federal Organizations and Agencies
The Executive Branch of U.S. Government has drawn up detailed plans for national deployment of high performance computing and communications
technologies. These plans are presented in depth at this excellent site. The HPCC implementation plans (Blue Books) for 1994 and 1995 are
especially worth perusing.
Run by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, this site points to a number U.S. Government documents on the NII, including legislation.
A well-designed site offering a gateway to all the NSF's programs, grants and publications, with extensive links to other Federal R&D agencies
and Web sites focusing on science, technology and education.
An index to most of NASA's online resources and departments. A good starting point to locate images from space or find out about NASA's
programs in space science and K-12 science and math education.
Scientific & Technical Organizations, Institutes and Groupings
Since its was repaired in 1994, scientists have been using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer into furthest reaches of
the universe. This well-implemented Web site contains a bounty of images, movies, technical information and educational
resources about the fabulous discoveries made by the orbiting telescope. Highly recommended.
The Grand Challenge Cosmology Consortium is an NSF-funded "Grand Challege" project devoted to
harnessing the power of advanced computers to explore the origin of large scale structure in the universe and
how galaxies form. The information we've presented in Cosmos in a Computer complements the materials presented at this Web site.
Want to know more about spiralling black holes and the computational tools needed to calculate their behavior? Check this
site for details on the underlying physics, math and computer codes, as well as the people and organizations driving
the research. Our exhibit Spacetime Wrinkles is linked to the "home page" of the
NCSA Relativity Group, one of the members of the Grand Challenge Alliance.
As the "home page" of the university consortium that runs a major radiotelescope array located in Northern California,
this site contains or points to a wealth of images and information relating to radio astronomy. The BIMA array provides the central
focus of our exhibit Whispers from the Cosmos.
The State of Illinois called on the NCSA and netIllinois to develop an Internet resource that would allow educators to access
information about Illinois education and how technology can impact the classroom. The results of their efforts is the Illinois Learning Mosaic
(ILM), a WWW-based educational information resource.
A creation of the San Francisco Exploratorium, "ExploraNet provides on-line resources to support science education, uses video teleconferencing to guide
virtual field trips to the museum, and introduces visitors to on-line technologies through special exhibitions."
Using the latest networking and multimedia technologies, the CoVis Project is attempting to transform science learning to better
resemble the authentic practice of science. The CoVis Project provides students with a range of collaboration and communication tools
and works closely with teachers at participating schools to develop new curricula and new pedagogical approaches that take advantage
of project-enhanced science learning.
"The Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway for secondary school students and educators provides an easy starting point for
locating science and mathematics resources on the web. It is tailored to the needs of students in grades 9 through 12, with links
to resources in subject areas such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, computing, the environment, health, mathematics, and physics."
A valuable Web database of educational materials and ideas for teachers and students, with pointers to teaching and learning resources
across the science curriculum.
From Kepler to Poincare to Einstein, here you'll discover the lives of the world's greatest mathematicians and learn a whole lot about their discoveries.
Don't forget to check out all those famous curves, like Fermat's spiral or the Witch of Agnesi. Cool site!
Reviews the history and emerging technologies of computional science, as well as the role of Grand Challenge research in driving
the state-of-the-art in this inherently inter-disciplinary field.
The Hub is an Internet resource for mathematics and science education. It offers a wide variety of information, services, tools
and project ideas for educators, students and administrators. Recommended.
An amazing database of sites, image and information about astronomy and astrophysics, pointing to
online resources all over the United States, Europe and other countries. A "mother" of Web sites!
NASA's Web window to its impressive array of instructional and learning resources plus educational services. Recommended.
An online paper containing links to educational resources and programs in computational science, from K-12 to graduate levels.
Funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF), the Resource for Science Education (RSE) Program,,
brings visiting educators to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) with the goal of fostering the development
of curricula, programs of study, course modules, software, publications, and/or strategies that enhance and increase
the use of visualization and networking methodologies in education.
More than just an online magazine devoted to the latest research in science and technology, this online
service supplements the numerous publications of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
International weekly magazine on science and technology. Content is somewhat thinner than that found
in Science Magazine Online, at least at this time, and you have to register to get the latest news.
Doing so is free, at least for now, but plans are afoot to charge for online access to Nature's news service.
News and information about celestial wonders abound here. Lots of news and information for
astronomy hobbyists on what to observe, how to observe it and who to team up with when you
peer into the depths of space. Cool site!
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