Information Grab Bag
SLAC 20 Apr 1994
Here's a random selection of information various folks at SLAC have
found interesting. Links may migrate from this page to others as
more appropriate locations are found, the links become obsolete, or
they are superceded by more interesting ones.
- Berkeley Subway
- Connects to a number of exhibits around the world
relating to biology. Also has
an electronic exposition that includes the
Vatican Exhibit, and the
Honolulu Community College
campus-wide, hypermedia information service, along with other major
- Census Bureau
- The US Census Bureau and its programs, with access to some data and
software. Plus links to other sources of census data.
- CIA Factbook
- The CIA World Factbook 1993. Encyclopaedic compendium
on the world's countries.
- US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Information Page,
on UNABOM letter bombing series.
- Index of federal tax forms and publications with sources of
further assistance from the US Department of the Treasury Internal
Revenue Service and Maxwell Labs.
See also their
- Map Viewer
- Maps of the earth and US-only that can be viewed with
different scales, projections, features, etc.
An "experiment in providing dynamic information retrieval"
from Xerox PARC.
- NSF Activities
- Documents from the NSF's Science and Technology Information
System (STIS). Includes submission information for proposals.
- Periodic Table
- Elemental info from the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and
Lange's Handbook of Chemistry.
- A WWW interface to the rsynth text-to-speech translator.
N.B.: So far only supports output to xmosaic on Sun SPARCstations.
- Contour and road map of the Superconducting Super Collider and its surroundings.
- The University of North Carolina's home page, its
repository of diverse public domain documents and software
3D viewing), and its
Internet Service Mediator.
- US documents*
- Documents on which the United States is based, e.g., the Constitution.
See also the California State Legislature's FTP
- Weather Maps
- Satellite photos, frontal maps...etc.
See also the
Have you ever seen a
global weather movie
(>800KB)? Or find out the
at places in the US to which you're traveling.
- Webster's Dictionary
- Including phonetic match, stem, and thesaurus.
Then again, get help with your German through
- A composite image from satellite photos of our home (with
- NASA Events
- Daily press releases from NASA. See also the
(including DoD Clementine and NASA Hubble photos)
and NASA Ames FTP
- NASA's "WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace," a collection of pages
that point to diverse resources.
See, among others, the
browser provided by
to explore its
of high energy astrophysics data from various space missions.
Computer Science and Human Factors
- Georgia Tech's Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center.
Includes information on
- Stanford University's Project on People, Computers, and Design,
directed by Terry Winograd. With links to related Stanford work.
the Center for Design Research.
- MIT's Telemedia, Networks, and Systems group,
headed by David Tennenhouse.
Includes demos of live video.
N.B.: So far only supports output to NCSA Mosaic for X.
Libraries and Museums
- The Bodleian Library's Gopher.
- LC MARVEL
- The Library of Congress's Machine-Assisted Realization of the
Virtual Electronic Library (MARVEL). See also its
for larger and/or binary files.
- Smithsonian Natural History
- Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher.
See also some
from air and space through zoology.
(Or check out the
Other Information Sources
You may also find the following SLAC pages interesting:
Introduction to Local Area Resources,
And the following information from elsewhere:
EIT's Internet Resources,
Stanford's Other WWW Links,
NASA's WebStars What's New & Announcements,
NCSA's What's New,
SunSITE's Internet Dog-Eared Pages.
Or look for topics using
W3 Search Engines
* Only the MidasWWW browser suppports access to non-UNIX FTP servers
This page was originally inspired by ones written by Tony Johnson and
Bebo White. Links from them still find their way into this page, as
do links from Les Cottrell, Greg Mushial, Pat Clancey,
and Dr. Chaos, among others.