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2006-06-06

Science_61

Entry: Astronomy
Focus: TMT



The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is a public-private partnership that fulfills the goals of a concept called the Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT), which was identified in the National Academy of Sciences report “Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium” as the highest-priority new ground-based facility for the first decade of the 21st century.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.tmt.org/

Science_60

Entry: Living Systems
Focus: Protocell



A number of groups and projects world wide are now intensifying efforts to understand and harness the basic principles of chemical living systems. The protocell web site is intended to provide links to this research.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.protocell.org/

Technology_47

Entry: DIY
Focus: Make



The first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, MAKE Magazine unites, inspires and informs a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements and garages.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.makezine.com/

Technology_46

Entry: Communication
Focus: ICC Online



NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] is an innovative cultural facility in Tokyo Opera City Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, which was established on April 19, 1997, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of telephone service in Japan (1990).
LINK>>>>>
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/

Book_21

Entry: DNA
Focus: Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems



All living things are remarkably complex, yet their DNA is unstable, undergoing countless random mutations over generations. Despite this instability, most animals do not grow two heads or die, plants continue to thrive, and bacteria continue to divide. Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems tackles this perplexing paradox. The book explores why genetic changes do not cause organisms to fail catastrophically and how evolution shapes organisms' robustness.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8002.html

Technology_45

Entry: Slide Rulers
Focus: Oughtred Society



The Oughtred Society was founded in 1991 by a group of slide rule collectors and is dedicated to the preservation and history of slide rules and other calculating instruments.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.oughtred.org/

Technology_44

Entry: Calculators
Focus: HP Museum



The Museum of HP Calculators displays and describes Hewlett-Packard calculators introduced from 1968 to 1986 plus a few interesting later models. There are also sections on calculating machines and slide rules as well as sections for buying and selling HP calculators, an HP timeline, collecting information and a software library.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.hpmuseum.org/

Science_59

Entry: Physics
Focus: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider



The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a world-class scientific research facility that began operation in 2000, following 10 years of development and construction.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.bnl.gov/RHIC/