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Greatest Science websites of 2006

  1. Dec 24, 2006 #1
    Greetings all and happy holidays!

    I thought it would be nice if we could generate a list of the best science websites for 2006. I hope you all can add some and we can have a very nice list to explore in 2007!

    Here are a few that I've found. I'm trying to include only the creme de la creme since there are many wonderful sites Also, I'll leave a short blurb about the site's extra special features that make it so great. This will make it nice and easy for people to browse them efficiently.


    ***BEST PHYSICS SITES OF 2006***

    1) Best science Forums - Physics forums
    Hands down the best out there. Best experts, best interface, best topics. www.hereyousillygoose.com


    2) Best physics resource - Hyperphysics
    Its unique bubble tree structure means you can find any answer to almost all areas of physics in under 10 seconds. Fully referenced. Always adding updates as discoveries are made.http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html


    3) Best site on Vision - Webvision
    A project by the University of Utah to put all the leading research on vision in one simple site. Amazing photographs of the retina, cones, rods, axons and dendrites. Learn about the most (perhaps) complicated system in the human body. http://webvision.med.utah.edu/


    4) Best site on optics for beginners - Molecular Expressions
    Built by Nikon, this site has tons of interactive java tutorials, mindboggling STM, EM, and other microscope photographs.http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/microscopy/simplemagnification/index.html


    5) Best scientific paper reference site - Arxiv
    The jewel of researching white papers online. Simple, fast, accurate.http://arxiv.org/


    6) Best astronomical body database - Nasa's Extragalactic Database
    Millions of heavenly body's catalogued with photographs. Amazing search filters. Fully referenced.http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/


    7) Best cosmology tutorial - Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial
    Amazing for beginners and experts alike. Simple, concise, accurate information on the universe and recent discoveries.http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmolog.htm



    Those are the best one's I can think of, PLEASE ADD MORE!! Have a nice night cuddling up to your mrs. and your eggnog!
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2006 #2
    Huh? 10 character limit
     
  4. Dec 24, 2006 #3
    Did anyone eslse actually click on www.hereyousillygoose.com? Man do I feel silly.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2006 #4
    Haha that's funny, was the site taken?
     
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    I generally refer to Wikipedia , but some of the articles are misleading , all in all I found it quite concise and informative.
     
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  10. Dec 26, 2006 #9
    This is not a "physics site" per se... but XKCD(.com) ROCKS!!!
    http://xkcd.com/c171.html

    It's certainly been the best site I found this year.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2006 #10
    Physics Forums is simply invaluable for novices like me and no doubt for the experts.

    Great idea for a thread, btw.

    Here's one I particularly like for calculus and trigonometry. I have a few Assignments and maths papers that I don't have the answers too, so this is really handy to check if I'm doing them properly. It's essentially doubled the number of calculus problems I can work through. Good for beginners.

    www.calc101.com
     
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    It's a good site, but it is not fully developed like Mathworld. Many of the articles in that site either don't exist or are incomplete/not very clear.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2006 #15

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    I don't think this is the kind of site that you meant, but for a very good overview of a tremendous range of technical subjects, I really like 'How Stuff Works'.
     
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