- 2011's eureka moments
"The discovery of an HIV drug treatment, steps towards a malaria vaccine and alien solar systems all feature in a list of scientific achievements."
- Science news highlights of 2011
"The year 2011 offered up glimpses of Earth-like planets, hints of the Higgs boson and suggestions of a discovery that could turn modern physics on its head.
Headlines were dominated by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and plunged the country into a nuclear emergency.
The BBC News website's science editor Paul Rincon looks back at an eventful year in science and the environment."
- Mitsubishi creates giant OLED globe for Tokyo's museum-goers, cloud gazers
"This year, Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is celebrating its 10th anniversary -- a milestone that
Mitsubishi is commemorating with a giant OLED globe. Comprised of over 10,000 Diamond Vision OLEDs (each measuring 96 x 96mm), the six-meter 'Geo-Cosmos' installation will hang about 18 feet above the museum floor, where it will beam clouds and other satellite images at a resolution of 10 million pixels."
- First synthetic virus created
"The US researchers built the infectious agent from scratch using the genome sequence for polio...
this synthetic artefact would constitute a simple form of life.
Responding to criticisms that such research could lead to bioterrorists engineering new lethal viruses, the scientists behind the experiment said
that only a few people had the knowledge to make it happen."
- Trailblazing "is an interactive timeline for everybody with an interest in science.
Compiled by scientists, science communicators and historians – and co-ordinated by Professor Michael Thompson FRS – it celebrates three and a half centuries of scientific endeavour and has been launched to commemorate the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary in 2010.
Trailblazing is a user-friendly, ‘explore-at-your-own-pace’, virtual journey through science.
It showcases sixty fascinating and inspiring articles selected from an archive of more than 60,000 published by the Royal Society between 1665 and 2010."
- Science museum's top 10 objects
"The Science Museum in London has chosen a top 10 list of its most significant objects, as part of events marking its centenary...
The museum's chief curator, Tim Boon, wants the top 10 to spark debate about the value of inventions and discoveries."
V2 rocket engine
Model T Ford
Pilot ACE Computer
DNA double helix
Apollo 10 capsule
Science - Language - History - Art
Crossing + Kids'
Crossing in the Classroom
with "over a dozen of our favorite hands-on science activities
for teaching Earth and atmospheric science "
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder,
- INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR :
Adventures in Science
"IWASwondering.org is a site from the
National Academy of Sciences that showcases the accomplishments
of contemporary women in science and offers young people,
especially girls, a look at the various careers of some of today s
most prominent scientists." (Education World)
- The American Museum of Natural History's "study of
- information, resources and interactive activities
archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth, Einstein, genetics,
marine biology, paleontology and more.
the museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco
- Greatest engineering
achievements of the 20th century (with History
"How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements
will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone?
Explore our list of the top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering
shaped a century and changed the world."