The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the U.S. and Canada. DGRweb, the searchable online version of the DGR, is now available free of charge. New to DGRweb 2005 are the upgraded interface and functionality which allow advanced searches of both faculty and institutions.
Top Ten Viruses and Hoaxes Reported. Sophos - a company that sells software to protect computers from viruses - says a recent survey reveals that October has shown the biggest increase in virus numbers since its records began. Sophos now identifies and protects against a total of 112,142 viruses, which is an increase of 1,685 on last month. This is a new record for malware.
Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research. (Taken from the FGI Mission Statement)
The basic mission of the Einstein Light site is to present a brief overview of Einstein’s theory of relativity and its relationship to the work done by Galileo and Newton. This of course means they must address such thorny topics as time dilation and length contraction.
The web site uses a combination of flash modules, explainations with or without the use of mathematics, and related links. The web site was created by the University New South Wales, and has endorsements from Science and Scientific American magazines.
Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons--Maps
Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"The complete collection of maps from Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats by Joseph Cirincione, Jon B. Wolfsthal, and Miriam Rajkumar is now available online. Included in the collection are maps that reflect the worldwide proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and their missile delivery systems. Additionally, country maps show the major nuclear installations, both civilian and military, in each country."
If you need some easy to understand information about the federal budget, see the Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget. Bill Clinton's budget guides from 1996-2001 are all available in PDF, with a couple available in html. The only budget year available for George W. Bush is 2002 in PDF or html.
The Guide for 2002 is only 39 pages in length, and highlights revenues, spending, the process of creating a budget, the President's issues, and a glossary of terms.