My Research Dashboard is a new service that will allow Elsevier authors to understand in greater detail and with greater speed how their Elsevier publications are being read, shared and cited within days of being published. It allows you to measure quickly and easily the impact of your research, which can be invaluable when applying for funding or when seeking a promotion. My Research Dashboard is a free service to Elsevier authors.
The American Physical Society (APS) has refreshed the look and feel of the Physics website. The updated design makes it easier to discover and share the latest news and commentary on papers from the APS journal collection. The new homepage highlights the latest articles at the top of the page. Further down, the right column provides a simplified sign up for weekly Physics email alerts and links to recent news and opinion articles from APS News.
It all started with an electronic bulletin board — one computer on one scientist’s desk. Now, more than two decades later, arXiv is a driving force in scientific communication. It draws in thousands of researchers every day, operating with a permanent staff and a $1M budget. Read more.
Science in the Classroom is an excellent resource for university professors who want to integrate the latest breaking research into their lesson plans. The project consists of a team of editors from the world-renowned journal Science, who work with an advisory board of scientists and science teachers to produce content designed for the classroom. On the site, readers may click on either High School or University to choose their target audience. Topics may be divided into Physical or Biological sciences (or choose "Any" to peruse all articles). Discussion questions are listed throughout. In addition, each article is accompanied by Activities and Teaching Resources, which can be downloaded as PDF files.
The Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) studies some important and perplexing questions: What is dark energy? Can we use wind to power whole cities? How do the smallest biological structures interact with one another? Physics of the Universe, the BNL's web page dedicated to the institution's physics experiments, is particularly fascinating. Readers may explore the page via three "frontiers:" the Energy Frontier, which delves into work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland; the Intensity Frontier, which explains data gathered at the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment in China; and the Cosmology Frontier, which gives an overview of some of the work being done at the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile. Physics Research News covers projects and bios, particularly those related to women doing research at Brookhaven.
The Digital Einstein Papers is "an open-access site for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, the ongoing publication of Einstein's massive written legacy comprising more than 30,000 unique documents. The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923. The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents. The site will present subsequent volumes in the series roughly two years after original book publication." [Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec.5, 2014]