Thursday, March 19, 2009
Napoleon's Privates - a recent book about the unfortunate fate of Napoleon's remains -- and other scandalous historical moments.
Postcards from the Brain Museum - another book about research completed on the brains of important figures from Einstein to Lenin.
Dead Celebrities' Body Parts - photo gallery of just what it sounds like.
National Museum of Health and Medicine - owns pieces of Abraham Lincoln’s skull and hair, as well as the bullet that killed him.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
His Majesty’s address at the 3rd convocation of Royal University of Bhutan for Samtse and Paro Colleges of Education, February 17, 2009
That our culture, traditions and heritage are the foundation of our Nation and our People are our greatest asset.
That we have a small population – but our people love the country – with the right tools we can achieve anything.
That educating our People is the first step to fulfilling our aspirations as a nation.
That it is not enough to provide free education – we must provide education of such quality that it will guarantee a distinguished place for our youth anywhere in the world.
And that our window of opportunity is small – today the largest section of our population are Youth – how we address quality of education now will determine whether we will build strong young citizens who will ensure a long bright future for the nation - or fail and confine such a large number of our young children and their children to generations of hardship and struggle.
When the sun sets every evening, we go to sleep in the comfort that it will rise in the morning and things will be the same. Do not however let the light of education ever go out. For if it should become dark, even for a moment, we will find that generations of our children will suffer its effects and the light on a bright future for our nation will take decades to shine again.Parents and teachers, I want you to know that as King my passion will always be to nurture our youth, day after day, year after year - for it is their skills, their labour and commitment to the country that will build our future. There is no other path – no other tool - for Bhutan’s future success.I end with the words – “Our nation’s Vision can only be fulfilled if the scope of our dreams and aspirations are matched by the reality of our commitment to nurturing our future citizens.”
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established a multilateral alliance to govern the rapidly growing online gateway to international scientific research information, WorldWideScience.org. Officials from organizations representing 38 countries formalized their commitment in June in Seoul, Korea, by signing a WorldWideScience Alliance agreement to sustain and build upon joint efforts to provide a single, sophisticated point of access for diverse scientific resources and expertise from nations around the world.
“WorldWideScience.org is already a wonderful tool for communication, bringing scientific databases from many countries to the fingertips of those advancing the frontiers of knowledge across the globe. It is well on its way towards becoming a complete, comprehensive, international source for scientific inquiry,” DOE Under Secretary for Science Dr. Raymond L. Orbach said. “Unleashing global scientific discovery, through WorldWideScience.org, will accelerate scientific progress. That is why we are so excited about this alliance and the global access to science it will provide.”
WorldWideScience.org is the result of an agreement signed in January 2007 by Dr. Orbach and Chief Executive of the British Library Dame Lynne Brindley. to partner on the development of a global science gateway to accelerate scientific discovery by giving people faster and more convenient access to online scientific databases.
When WorldWideScience.org was first made publicly available in June 2007, it was capable of searching 12 databases from 10 countries. Today, the web site enables anyone with internet access to launch a single-query search of 32 national scientific databases and portals from 44 countries, covering six continents and nearly half of the world’s population.
The typical user query searches 200 million pages of science and technology information not typically accessible through popular search engines. The governance document laying out the structure for the WorldWideScience Alliance was ratified in February at the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) 2008 Winter Meeting in Paris, France. DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within DOE’s Office of Science, serves as the WorldWideScience.org Operating Agent. OSTI conceived of the global science gateway and developed the application based on research results from DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program.
The multilateral alliance was established to serve as the permanent governance structure of WorldWideScience.org and consists of 11 founding member organizations representing 38 countries. Founding-member organizations include: African Journals OnLine; the British Library; Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa); German National Library of Science and Technology; Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (France); Japan Science and Technology Agency; Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information; Science.gov Alliance (United States); Scientific Electronic Library Online; and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. In addition to member countries, ICSTI will serve as a member and primary sponsor. Learn more about the WorldWideScience Alliance.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
The SCE library provides access to valuable open access electronic resources. Theses e-resources are different from the ones you get in Google search or any other search engines. These e-resources are made free only to the developing countries like ours. These journals are not going to be free from 2010 onwards. The College needs to pay at least a sum of USD 2000 annually. We may not be able to subscribe to these e-resources from 2010 onwards. Please make best use of these resources while given free.
These OA resources are :
1 Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE),
Steps to access the OARE are as follows:
A) Go to www.oaresciences.org
B) Click *LOG IN* at the top right hand corner of our home page
(If a security alert window appears, please click *Yes* to
C) Enter the following user ID and password:
User ID: BHU513
D) Select the scheme *OARE*
E) Click *Sign in*.
F) A security warning window will appear. Please click *Yes* to continue.
Congratulations! You are now logged into OARE and may access all full text
articles, databases and other scientific resources listed on the Full Text
Journals, Databases and Other Resources page of the OARE website.
2 Our next OA e –resources is HINARI
A) To begin a HINARI session, go to http://hinari-gw.wh o.int/
Please provide the following
Enter your userID: BHU017
Enter your password: 42018
3 Our next OA resources is AGORA.
A) To begin an AGORA session, go to http://www.aginternetwork.org.
Click *LOGIN* (A security alert window may pop up. If it does, click on "Yes" to continue. Please "copy and paste" your username and password to avoid typing errors.
Enter your user ID: ag-btn016
Enter your password: yYXJpstc
4) The next OA resources is
A) To begin oxfordjournals go to:
Enter your user ID : SCOE
Enter your passwords: 2951968
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Informatics India Ltd, India, has announced the launch of open access e-journals portal. A free global service, open J-gate is an electronic gateway to a suite of global journal literature, and provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online.
The portal was launched by Jean-Claude Guedon, a global expert of open access movement, on the occasion of the 12th annual lecture on informatics at the Indian National Academy of Sciences (INSA).
Using a standard database, the portal indexes articles from more than 3,000 academic, research and industry journals, and is updated daily. The database allows users to browse the table of content of latest as well as back issues.