Science and Tech Sites That Will Keep You on the Cutting Edge
Agriculture and Food
- The Agriculture Network Information Center: The Agricultural Network Information Center is a voluntary partnership,which provides a range of agricultural information and news.
- Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Agricultural Biotechnology: The website for the UN’s FAO features articles, current projects, an electronic forum and a glossary of terms for those who want to learn more about the UN’s global efforts in agricultural biotechnology.
- GSC Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program, Tanzania: This project, run partially by volunteers, focuses on developing sustainable farming methods in Tanzania.
- International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food: This journal is the official publication of the Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
- Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network (WSFFN): WSFFN is grassroots advocacy organization for sustainable agriculture and family farms in Washington State.
Computer Technology (and Emerging Technologies)
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR): CPSR is a public-interest alliance/organization of concerned computer scientists who discuss the critical impacts of computer technology on society.
- IMSC Computer Graphics and Immersive Technologies Lab: University of Southern California’s (USC) Computers Graphics and Immersive Technologies Laboratory supports research and development efforts related to interactive computer graphics and immersive technologies.
- MIT Computer Graphics Group: MIT’s Computer Graphics Group houses several cutting-edge research groups furthering what computer graphics are capable of.
- Technology for Education: This company specializes in assistive technology and software for professional educators.
- Virtual Library, Computing: Virtual Library offers a broad directory of important computing and computer science sites.
- Wired Magazine: Wired Magazine is one of the most popular tech-savvy magazines, with coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they affect business, communications, science, politics and more.
Energy Conservation and the Environment
- 2020 Institute: 2012 Institute advocates for and provides links to alternative energy sources.
- Alliance to Save Energy (ASE): ASE promotes energy efficiency worldwide to strengthen and support the global economy, environment and security. Their website provides K-12 lesson plans, energy saving tips and resource links to other like minded sites.
- Energyhawk: This website offers helpful tips for homes and small businesses looking to cut utility bills through energy conservation.
- Home Energy Magazine: Home Energy Magazine provides information on energy conservation, including energy efficient insulation and lighting systems.
- NW Energy Coalition: NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of organizations that promotes renewable energy and conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
- Redwood Alliance: Redwood Alliance is an environmental organization dedicated to clean, renewable alternatives, as well as critical nuclear waste and power plant issues.
- Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP): REPP supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research and seeks to define growth strategies through renewables responding to competitive energy markets and environmental needs.
- Renewables for Development: Renewables for Development works for the commercialization of decentralized renewable energy projects in rural areas of developing countries. Its website provides information on the organization’s missions, goals, programs and current projects.
Health and Medicine
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC is a national organization and research organization that promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.
- Kids Health: Kids Health includes articles and health resources for parents, teens and children.
- National Women’s Health Resource Center: The National Women’s Health Resource Center provides information on women’s health topics, including news, discussion and health services.
NPR, Your Health Podcast: This popular podcast produced by NPR provides current news and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, healthy diets and nutrition.
Math, Physics, and Chemistry
- Eformulae.com: Eformulae is an online resource that provides math, physics and chemistry formulae for reference.
- Infinity: Infinity is an online mathematics magazine, published by the University of Queensland (Canada).
- Journal of Chemical Research: This journal publishes long essays which cover the latest news in the major branches of chemistry.
- Mathematics Magazine: Mathematics Magazine is an expository journal published by the Mathematical Association of America
- Physics Essays: This is a quarterly and interdisciplinary physics journal dedicated to theoretical and experimental aspects of fundamental problems in physics.
- Science Education Website: This website includes information and links regarding introductory biology and chemistry.
- Physics in Perspective: Maintained by the University of Louisville and intended to convey a deeper understanding of physics to a broad audience, this journal is available in print, as well as online.