August 26, 1994The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the US. research and education community and others who will benefit from the listed resources. Included are selected new and newly-discovered online resources, network news, and bits of net culture. The Scout Report is accessible via gopher and World Wide Web, and is distributed in both ascii and html formats via electronic mailing lists.
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Highlights in this week's Report:
- Volcano images from land, air, and space
- InterNIC Directory and Database Services upgrades WAIS access
- PENpages now available in gopherspace
- Summary of telephony and telecomm policy information sites
- Pizza in cyberspace
World Wide Web
- Arizona Health Sciences Library, W(orld) W(ide) W(eb) Guide to Public Health. This guide is intended for public health professionals, medical and health science library personnel, or anyone interested in WWW documents pertaining to issues of public health.
- The Center For World Indigenous Studies and the Fourth World Documentation Project are now available via the World Wide Web.
- The City of San Carlos has World Wide Web server offers a fire safety tutorial which gives information and tips on how to prevent all types of house fires with special emphasis on preventing wildland fires. It also includes a color diagram on how to create a proper firebreak.
- The City of Staunton was founded in the 1740's in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia along the trail that evolved into the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, the main land route south, which wound down the western frontier of Colonial America from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Staunton's architectural ambience is nineteenth century -- site includes a walking tour of five historic districts with easy-to-download black-and-white photos.
- The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center is a data management, systems development, and research field center of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Mapping Division. The center holds one of the world's largest collection of space and aircraft acquired imagery of the Earth.
- The Japanese Prime Minister's Official Residence now has a WWW server. It is under construction but plans are to provide substantial content and to serve as an example for other Japanese government ministries and agencies.
- The Maui High Performance Computing Center WWW home page provides information about the Maui High Performance Computing Center and its resources to MHPCC users and to the wider Internet community.
- The Michigan Tech Volcanoes Page encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary work on active volcanos, and links to resources for the Santa Maria Decade Volcano in Guatemala and for Central America's most frequently active volcano, Fuego. Also includes images of Pinatubo Volcano [one nice one taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavor] and some movies of laharic activity.
- NORDUnet is a collaboration between the national research networks in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and provides international access for these countries. The server provides background information about NORDunet as well as pointers to the Nordic national research networks.
- Ohio Supercomputer Center, Program for Computational Reactive Mechanics (PCRM), is sponsoring a meeting: Combustion, Environment, and Heating Technology -- the Role of High Performance Simulation. The meeting will be held October 6-7, 1994, on the campus of The Ohio State University.
- The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Young Scholars Research Participation Program is one of over 150 Young Scholars Programs funded by the National Science Foundation. OMSI Young Scholars are entering sophomores, juniors and seniors, from throughout the US., participating as members of Geology/Paleontology, Aquatic Ecology, or Archeology research teams.
- Sounds from Chaos in Chua's Circuit - References and Sound Examples contains on-line papers with sound examples and references of one of the most interesting chaotic systems. The variety of sounds generated by this system ranges from Bassoon and Clarinet like sounds all the way to quasi-white noise. An interactive version of the same system with a virtual reality interface was displayed as a VROOM exhibit at this year's SIGGRAPH'94 conference.
- U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Safety and Health
- The Visual Resources Curator of the Department of Art at Appalachian State University announces the on-line Rosen Sculpture Exhibition.
- You are invited to take part in the hyperfiction dreamscape that is The Walking Man, a brand new collaborative hypertale in process on the Big Time Television infoserver. It's a dream, It's a mystery, It's... a guy walking.
- Recently Announced College and University Web Servers:
- George Mason University, Computer Science Department
- Stanford University, The Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group
- University of Chicago
- University of Iowa, Nonlinear Optics WWW Resource
- University of South Africa
- University of Tennessee, Office of University Relations
- University of Washington, Astronomy Department
- University of Waterloo, Logic Programming and Artificial Intelligence Group
- University of York, Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) for Psychology, United Kingdom
- California Secretary of State gopher server includes the information that will appear in the voter pamphlet that will go out before the election, plus connections to other gophers in California.
- The Human Services Research Institute Evaluation Center has established an Internet Listserv to discuss how national health care reforms may affect the delivery of mental health care and substance abuse treatment services at the state and local level. The NHCTEN mailing list is part of The Evaluation Center's Topic and Evaluation Network on National Health Care Reform. The Evaluation Center will be represented on-line by Robert Dorwart, M.D. of the Kennedy School of Government and Steve Leff Ph.D. and Matthew Wise, M.P.H. of HSRI.
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- The Internet Guide: "Federal Government Information on the Internet", release 8, July 1994 is now available.
- InterNIC Directory and Database Services has implemented a new release of WAIS -- freeWAIS-0.3 -- and a new, more user-friendly WAIS client. The server includes features such as nested queries, boolean operators, partial queries, and literal queries. Also in this version are dynamic Archie and Netfind query extensions which allow archie or netfind queries from within the framework of WAIS. The client is curses based and provides some nice features such as relevance feedback for improving query results. A new on-line tutorial is provided which explains these features as well as providing some guidance on effective searching techniques. On-line help is also available. We'd like to hear your feedback before making these available on all servers. Send feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To try out the new server, connect your WAIS client to port 8210.
login as nwais (no password required)
- The K-12 Technology by Design Center provides on-line access to books, educational materials, and information about Technology. Its resources are directed at the needs of K-12 teachers, students, parents, and teacher-training programs, but everyone is welcome to participate.
Telnet: k12technology.bc.ca (login as guest)
- NASA's Center for Advanced Space Studies has established a Gopher.
- New York Art Line (NYAL) is an area where Arts organizations, NYC area artists, and artists who work with technology can post information.
[Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be available.]
- PENpages, which has been a valued resource on the network since 1986 via telnet, is now also available in gopherspace. PENpages is an electronic library containing thousands of reports, newsletters and fact sheets pertaining to a wide variety of Agriculture related topics.
[Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site has been replaced by web site.]
- The USDA has posted four additional fact sheets concerning the recently released draft USDA school lunch regulations. Deadline for comments on the proposed regulations is September 8, 1994. Titles include The Role of Commodities in the School Meals Initiative and USDA Technical Assistance to States. Comments may be sent to: email@example.com.
Type in body of message: send fns catalog
National Information Infrastructure
- A listing of various WWW, gopher, and ftp sites relating to telephony, policy/regulation, privacy, cryptography, etc has been made available in the National Information Infrastructure section of the InfoGuide.
- Federal Communications Law Journal, Volume 46, Number 3 for June, 1994 is now available online. Of particular interest to the Internet community is an article by Jonathan D. Blake and Lee J. Tiedrich entitled The National Information Infrastructure Initiative and the Emergence of the Electronic Superhighway.
- The document "Europe and the global information society - Recommendations to the European Council" (a.k.a Bangemann Commission Document) is now available online. In its Brussels meeting of December 1993, the European Council requested that a report be prepared for its meeting on 24-25 June 1994 in Corfu by a group of prominent persons on the specific measures to be taken into consideration by the Community and the Members States for information infrastructures. On the basis of this report, a program identifying precise procedures for action and the necessary means will be defined. The report is wholly the product of the group of prominent persons. It does not necessarily represent the views of the European Commission or the European Council and is distributed under the condition that it is not modified in any way.
- Can't find the phone book? Order it over the 'Net. PizzaNet that is. Really.
- Need a daily web fix of something new? Try The Cool Site of the Day. Every night at midnite the Cool Site of the Day gets set to point at a new Cool Site. You'll never know what's there until you take the link so expect to be surprised.
- AsTeR --Audio System For Technical Readings-- is a computing system that exploits the display-independent nature of electronic information to orally render technical documents marked up in La)TeX.
- The World Wide Web Tennis Server has now started gearing up for the US Open which begins Monday, August 29. A variety of polls and surveys will be run during the open, and the responses will be posted. Copies of the polls and summary responses to the rec.sport.tennis newsgroup for those without Web access. The tennis server also offers monthly player and equipment tips, daily tennis news, hyperlinked versions of the Tennis Rules and Tennis Code, and links to tennis info throughout the web.
- People's stories, sounds and pictures live from Woodstock '94: over 300 pages were made by ordinary folks at Woodstock '94 using a special program called Woodstock Immortalizer.
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