Scout Report: Week ending August 5, 1994

August 5, 1994

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the US. research and education and entire Internet community via email, gopher, and World Wide Web. Included are selected new and newly-discovered online resources, network news, and bits of net culture. See below for additional information and complete Scout Report access methods.

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Highlights in this week's Report:

  • Another frog is dissected in cyberspace
  • New Domain Walk: 3.2 million hosts on the net
  • 114 entries added to InterNIC Directory of Directories

World Wide Web

  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • ArchNet has been restructured in order to provide more general resources for the study of archaeology.
  • City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Homepage
  • Ethiopia Country Study
  • Gateway to Antarctica. The International Centre for Antarctic Information and Research is pleased to announce the Gateway to Antarctica. This Web server has been set up to provide the international community with information about Antarctica.
  • Global Jewish Information Network System.
  • InterNIC Directory and Database Services added 114 entries to the InterNIC Directory of Directories during the month of July. Take a look at this comprehensive list of resources made available on the 'Net during the last month.
  • Information Technology Institute (ITI), the applied R&D arm of the National Computer Board (NCB) of Singapore, has established a WWW server. ITI creates and deploys advanced IT innovations. The server offers info on R&D programmes, fact sheets, the ITI Innovator newsletter, publication lists, conference announcements, press releases, job openings, more.
  • loQtus: The Quotations Web Page. loQtus is a storehouse of large quotations archives as well as a regularly-updated shelf for periodically-posted quotation services. It features several megabytes of quotations, spanning the staunchliy literary to the humorous.
  • University of California at Berkeley, Center for Particle Astrophysics, WWW server. Detailed information about the Center's mission and research efforts, CfPA Education and Outreach programs, workshops and seminars, and a comprehensive Center directory. The CfPA bi-monthly newsletter will also be offered, each issue featuring a lead story by one of the Center research groups.
  • University of Virginia Curry School of Education's Instructional Technology Program has announced INTERACTIVE FROG DISSECTION. The tutorial combines text with 60 in-line color images and 17 QuickTime movies illustrating dissection procedures and internal organs. Numerous clickable image maps provide interactive practice. Research with pre-Web versions of the program suggests it is a valuable preparation tool or even a useful substitute for laboratory dissection.



  • An Internet Society Press Release, dated August 4, 1994, states the number of reachable hosts on the Internet has reached 3.2 million. Over a million reachable hosts were added during the first six months of 1994. This indicates a growth rate of 81% over last year. The figures were taken from the Internet Domain Survey done by Mark Lottor of Network Wizards at the end of July. For additional information and a breakdown of the hosts by top-level domain, see the entire text of the press release on the Internet Society Web server or the InterNIC InfoGuide gopher.
  • The Internet Index Number 2 (Inspired by "Harper's Index"). A listing of 32 fun and interesting 'Net statistics.
    [Note: Resource(s)/URL(s) mentioned above is no longer available.]
  • WWW client: WinWeb v1.0 A2 for Windows, from EINet.

Weekend Scouting:

  • The Virtual Newsroom is back, this time at Woodstock '94 via the WorldWideWeb. We're asking for your experiences of the original Woodstock (whether you were there or not) in text, photos, graphics or whatever to be included on a Mosaic home page on The Electric Examiner.

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The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place the highlights of new (and newly-discovered) online resources and other announcements seen on the Internet during the preceding week.

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