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Alvin is the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's deep-ocean research submersible. This webpage presents fascinating photographs of some of the sea creatures the scientists aboard the Alviin encountered during their underwater explorations.
Developed at the University of Michigan, this site is "an online database...of animal natural history...designed both as an encyclopedia for exploring biodiversity and for use in formal, inquiry-based education."
Headquartered in San Francisco, Astronomical Society of the Pacific is one of the oldest astronomical organizations in the US. It provides numerous programs through school systems and directly to the public through a network of amateur astronomy clubs to foster interest in exploring the night sky.
“The Bay Institute uses a combination of scientific research, political advocacy, and public education to work toward the environmental restoration of the entire watershed that drains into San Francisco Bay.”
Botanical Dimensions, a non-profit organization founded in 1985, conducts projects “to preserve biodiversity, respecting natural ecosystems and traditions of ecological knowledge” and to promote the appreciation and study of “plants and mushrooms that are felt to be significant to cultural integrity and spiritual well-being.”
This resource from the Environmental Protection Agency details the causes and indicators of climate change and describes the impact that climate change will have on Earth's ecosystems and societies in the future. There is also a multimedia gallery that includes slides and interactive graphics on climate change and the greenhouse effect.
“The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.”
Established as a federal agency in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency seeks to ensure that "all Americns are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work" and that "national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information."
The mission of the Encyclopedia of Life is “to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through [an online portal] that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.”
"The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions."
The Space Telescope Science Institute developed this site "to share Hubble's remarkable discoveries with the public... Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope from its genesis...to its realization as one of the world's most successful telescopes."
"Inside Science is a science news organization that provides editorially independent research news and information on science, engineering, mathematics, and related fields for general audiences through television, print and the web."
The Mars Society is "dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars, seeks to educate the public, the media and government about the importance of exploring Mars and the need to create a second home for humanity on the Red Planet."
This website presents press releases and news articles on NASA projects from December 1962 to the present. In addition, there are descriptions of NASA missions as well as detailed information regarding all aspects of our solar system. The interactive features available through the Multimedia page offer a unique opportunity to explore this fascinating subject. (Additional plug-ins or programs may be required.)
The National Science Foundation is a “federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering [and] tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas, from astronomy to geology to zoology.”
The Ocean Portal presents "everything ocean – unusual and everyday organisms, ocean-inspired art, researchers devoting their lives to exploring the still mostly mysterious ecosystem... The Ocean Portal is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Initiative [and] supports the Smithsonian’s mission to increase the public’s understanding and stewardship of the Ocean."
"The American Physical Society represents some 48,000 physicists... With PhysicsCentral, we communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. We invite you to visit our site every week to find out how physics is part of your world."
“Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.”
Presented through the the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, this site recreates the historic Apollo 11 mission through an integration of animation, photographs, video, and actual mission audio.
"The Why Files was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of National Institute for Science Education with support from the National Science Foundation. It is currently funded through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each week, we bring you a new story on the science behind the news."