Links: General Science Sites
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General Science Sites
An astronomy site that is useful to illustrate how the temperature and the color of blackbody radiation are related.
1990-2001 picture gallery, lastest additions, comet/Jupiter encounter. gallery of planetary nebulae.
Pages within site include coverage of the Big Bang Theory, cosmological constant, stellar evolution, cosmic microwave background radiation, formation of quasars...Worth checking!
The Solar System
Information about Mars ... geology, atmosphere, canals, past and future missions, proposed landing site...Click on propulsion to check out futuristic systems such as ion and nuclear engines.
NASA report of plasma enhanced solar wind ramming and compressing earth's magnetic field leading to losses of atmosphere in the polar regions.
A site dedicated to the possibility of asteroid and meteor hazards to the earth. Sections include: Hazard of Comic Impact, Near Earth Object Population, Search Strategy, Follow-up Observations...
Covers the sun, the nine planets, and the principal satellites of the planets; i.e., earth's moon, Jupiter's Io... Spacecraft photography, mythological origins, physical features, orbital shapes...
Extraordinary lists of links to text discussions, animations, and data tables regarding the planets, planetary moons, comets, meteors, meteorites, the sun…
Current space flight activities plus archives.
All about NASA...activites, history...from space station planning to space probes lastest findings.
A tutorial on space flight. Includes sections on: interplanetary space, terrestrial coordinates, gravitation, planetary orbits, interplanetary trajectories, spacecraft, spacecraft navigation, launch windows... AND MORE.
A private enterprise and yet going into space! Have a look at the great images of the white knight and space ship one. Very detailed on the combustion system.
The remains of the Oklo natural nuclear reactors were found in Western Australia in 1972. This site covers information about the Oklo site and about nuclear fission. Topics include: A description of the fission process, the relative abundance of uranium isotopes, waste and fission products, how a breeder reactor works...
A new fusion reactor is descibed.
Short descriptions with accompanying graphics for topics such as : chain reactions, controlled fission, why uranium and plotonium are fissionable nuclei, calculation of energy release, spontaneous fusion, time of reaction, detonation sequence for nuclear devices…
Site of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research on nuclear power, reactor types, radioactive waste, health and safety, reprocessing, tritium, plutonium, reactor accidents...
A simulation of the type of problems which can arise at a nuclear power plant.
Comprehensive segments on plant designs for different types of nuclear reactors, components systems of a nuclear plant, emergency systems, radioactive waste, plant operation, Chernoybl, Three-mile island, significant nuclear events, plant locations, comparison of release levels for power plants fueled by natural gas, coal, oil, nuclear. Lots of schematics and information. Check out Nuclear Links for information from individual nuclear plants.
Weather and Climate
Basic theory, storm characteristics, types of lightning discharges, description of the discharge process, lightning detection systems...
Live access to color graphics of monthly updated world climate data such as the sea surface temperatures and the air temperature. Click on HELP before proceding. It will save time.
Weekly updates, computer generated images, forecasts of global climate impact, El Nino/La Nina cycle tutorial...
Current weather maps, international city forecasts, satellite images.
Tutorials with graphics on clouds, precipitation, fronts, air masses, weather forecasting, winds, hurricanes, hydrologic cycle, cyclones...
Listing of worldwide weather related sites.
Tutorials on genes, gene testing, linkage with diseases...Good visualizations.
The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP) is an interdisciplinary program to establish the information and technological tools needed to decipher the molecular anatomy of a cancer cell.
Our company produces laboratory glassware made from borosilicate tubes. The company's most important categories of articles are: distilery apparatus, phisyco-chemistry determination apparatus and many many more.
The International Space Station
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the European participation in the International Space Station
Schedule of launch dates including launch sites, landing sites, crew, cargo, and work to be done.
Shows the realtime position of the ISS as well as latitude, longitude, attitude, and speed. Very nice.
Take a Virtual Tour of the inside of the International Space Station.
A color-coded schematic of the ISS that indicates the contributions to the ISS made by each of the 16 participating countries.
A description of the Electrical Power System of the ISS. Read about the 'Plasma Contactor Unit' and the 'Floating Potential Probe' and other projects of Nasa's Power and Propulsion office.
A schematic showing the various modules and segments of the ISS. Each module and segment is labeled with its name and is color coded to indicated the country or countries that built it.
Shows realtime location of ISS and space shuttle (when in orbit) on a globe updated once per minute.
Best sections are the artist's rendition of the completed ISS in 2004 and the section describing the types of reseach projects that will performed on board the station.
Odds and Ends
Discussion of performance and cost comparisons of NiCAD (Nickel Cadmium), NiMH (Nickel -Metal Hydride), SLA (Sealed Lead Acid), Li-ion (Lithium Ion), Li-Polymer (Lithium Polymer), and alkaline batteries. Positive and negative attributes for each battery type are listed. Comprehensive.
Eclectic mixture of chemistry, (mostly) physics, and astronomy terms. Segments include: Planck's curve, laminar and turbulent flow, carbon dioxide, coriolis effect, entropy, fluid mechanics, general relativity, half-life, thermodynamics, triple points, etc.
Interesting article written in a flippant manner about the pros and cons of using hydrogen as an energy storage medium.
A listing of molecules found in interstellar clouds using spectroscopic methods.
Schematics and text discussion of the theory of gas lasers, solid-state lasers, dye lasers, and semiconductor lasers.
Interesting visual comparison of the relative sizes of viruses, tobacco smoke, bacteria, spores, and raindrops.
How does a spectrometer work? See Electromagnetic Radiation and Lambert Beer's Law explained.
Discussions of background, theory, applications, Meissner Effect...with regard to superconductivity.
Text descriptions of five of the more recent tsunamis supplemented by images and computer-generated simulations.
A great site for academic and everyday topics in biology. Scroll down to Molecules for the (bio)chemistry section. Sections include amino acids, carbohydrates, cholesterol, affinity and size exclusion chromatography, enantiomers, hydrogen bonds, proteins,etc. There is too much to include everything. The selection of graphics and links greatly enhance the text. A wonderful under appreciated site.
Single page descriptions of the four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, weak, and strong. Basic with few mathematical complications.
This is the story of the revolution that steam power brought about. See how man first saw the potential of steam and began to harness its powers, as the needs of civilisation outstripped the available power sources - humans and animals!