InterNIC Scout Report

Douglas B Hanson (dhanson@WORLD.STD.COM)
Fri, 8 Jul 1994 12:17:22 -0400

Thought ANTHRO-L folks might be interested in some of the new services
listed in the current issue of the Scout Report from the folks at InterNIC.
Enjoy. Doug Hanson


Scout Report, July 1, 1994


The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information
Services to the US. research and education and entire Internet community
via email, gopher, and World Wide Web. Included are selected new and
newly-discovered online resources, network news, and bits of net culture.
See below for additional information and complete Scout Report access

To browse the Report or access past issues via gopher or WWW:

World Wide Web:

The American South Internet Resource Center: a comprehensive listing of
information servers for Southern universities, with information for over
80 schools included.

The paintings in Ancestry: Religion, Death and Culture document the native
culture of Central Appalachia. The work portrays a sense of place and
character, as well as spiritual conviction, all reinforced by a repetition
of visual imagery.

The Athens High Performance Computing Laboratory: a not-for-profit
organization formed by the University of Athens, the National Technical
University of Athens, and the Computer Technology Institute of the
University of Patras.

Britannica Online: the Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available as a
fee-based subscription service to anyone on the Internet.

The Bioinformatics group at the Jackson Laboratory is pleased to announce
the first release of the Mouse Genome Database (MGD), a comprehensive
database of information on the experimental genetics of the laboratory

California State University - San Marcos, Windows Software Archive:
Incorporates the filenames and descriptions on the hypertext page.

Canadiana, the Canadian Resources Page (aussi disponsible en francais)
features references to Canadian news and information resources.

The Chinese classic, Sun Tzu Art of War, on an experimental Chinese WEB at
the University of Singapore. A home page for Chinese information also

Commercial Internet eXchange (CIX): a non-profit trade association of
Public Data Internetwork service providers.

Crisis in Rwanda: submissions for inclusion welcome, especially non-
copyrighted images, chronologies, and opinions.

The Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School: HTML version of
the Civil Rights Code of the United States. (42 U.S.C. 1981=20 et seq.)

Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy: general information on the
nation's fusion energy research program and research on providing an
alternative power source for the future.

The Foundation for Enterprise Development: a comprehensive resource on
equity compensation, employee involvement and other leading business
strategies. Descriptions of equity compensation methods, the latest
research and statistics, and case studies of successful employee owned
firms such as Polaroid and Avis.

Information and Computation: international journal of theoretical Computer
Science: hypertext bibliography of all papers published since 1978;
hypertext list of editors, more.

InterNIC Directory and Database Services: 99 additions to the InterNIC
Directory of Directories for the month of June.

InterNIC Information Services: All postings to the net-happenings
mailing list are now WAIS-indexed daily and available for searching.
gopher: --> Search the InfoGuide (and elsewhere)

Knot at the Cable: ties together non-governmental organizations, public
libraries and the Internet. Located in a public library (branch of
Helsinki City Library) at the Cable Factory cultural centre in Helsinki,
it offers access to WorldWideWeb and telnet access for library visitors
and acts as a WWW publishing outlet.

The Legal Domain Network: an attempt to consolidate and coordinate all
substantive legal information and discussions on the Internet.

Maui High Performance Computing Center.

Maxwell Laboratories and Caltrans announce the availibility of real- time
traffic information for San Diego, California, USA freeways via the World
Wide Web. Current freeway speeds and flow rates, along with daily
construction closures and updated freeway incident reports are available
in both graphical and text formats. The information is normally updated
about once a minute.

Mississippi School for Math and Science, K12 school for gifted children.

NASA Ames Research Center, Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Systems
Division, Applied Research Branch: 100+ technical reports on scientific
visualization, virtual reality, and parallel computing; list of high
performance computing sites; computational fluid dynamics data sets;
annotated scientific visualization weblet bibliography; the latest NAS
Parallel Benchmarks.

National Institutes of Health molecular modeling oriented information
including: Molecules R US - an interactive interface to facilitate
browsing, searching and viewing of the molecular structure data contained
within the Brookhaven Protein Data Bank (PDB); a hypertext catalogue of
the PDB and Structures can be displayed via the "Molecules R US"
interface, the NIH Guide to Molecular Modeling - an illustrated
hypertext-based primer on molecular modeling methods, software, and
applications in the biological sciences.

NYSERNet's Breast Cancer Information Clearinghouse: an Internet accessible
resource for breast cancer patients and their families. Current partners
represent government health agencies, hospitals, libraries, hospice and
non-profit agencies.

The On-line Books Page now lists over 300 books from various repositories:
browse or search by author or by title.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: the Fusion Laboratories
facilities and mission, including the recent tokamak experiments which
resulted in the production of more than 9 million watts of thermonuclear

RailServer, a mail server which contains all German railway stations and
timetables as well as about 4,000 other European cities and their rail
connections to Germany. Also contains information about German Rail fares
and price reductions

Recently announced college and university World WideWeb servers:

California Institute of Technology, Experimental High Energy Physics

Ege University Computer Center, All About Turkey, Turkey in

Goteborg University: Swedish Social Science Data Service Brantgarde

The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of
New York

Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

Rice University, Department of Space Physics and Astronomy

University of California, Davis, Information Center for the Environment
(ICE): a cooperative effort of a team of environmental scientists at UC
Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and
international environmental organizations.

University of Manchester, School of Biological Sciences: BRASS -
Bioinformatics Resource for Algorithms, Software and Services, which was
designed as a gateway to different types of bioinformatics tools and
databases available on the Internet.

University of Michigan, College of Engineering: considerable amount of
online documentation as well as such network services as the face/finger

University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center

Uniiversity of South Carolina, Department of Electrical and Computer

University of Tokyo, RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for
Engineering), opened the Artist in Residence No.1: Ideal Copy

University of Wales, Institute for Health Informatics

Williams College, Astronomy Department


California Public Utilities Commission

Center for Coastal Studies, (Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD)

Congressional Quarterly Gopher

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking Technology (DO-IT)

U.S. Commerce Department, Economics and Statistics Administration

U.S. Commerce Department, Economic Conversion Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Information

Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History


(from E-D-U-P-A-G-E, published by EDUCOM)

Two House bills (one from the Energy & Commerce Committee & one from the
Judiciary Committee) would in effect rewrite the 1934 Communications Act
and the 1982 consent decree that broke up the Bell System. If the bills
become legislation, the Bell Operating companies would be allowed to
manufacture telecom equipment and to offer cable TV services, in-state
long-distance service, and out-of- state long-distance service under
certain conditions; the long distance carriers would be allowed to
compete with the regionals in the local market and to reduce the local
access fees they pay the Bells; and the cable companies would be allowed
to compete in the local phone business. The legislation will face problems
in the Senate, where a bill sponsored by Senator Hollings would make it
more difficult for the regional Bells to enter the long-distance market.
(Wall Street Journal 6/29/94 A2)

Weekend Scouting:

Collection of humor posted on the USENET newsgroup rec.humor; including
Canonical Lists, various one-liners, more.

CYBERKIND, a new WorldWideWeb magazine of 'Net-related fiction,
nonfiction, poetry and art, featuring prose and art submitted by the
Internet population. All genres and subjects are included, as long as
there is some connection to the Internet, cyberspace, computers or the
networked world in general. This first issue's features range from an
article on writers and the Internet to a computer-related mystery to a
hyperlinked poem.

Finally, here it is: the definitive pub review for Dublin's city center.
Each entry comes with a short review, the address and a personal rating.

The Running Page: races, marathons, training tips, running magazines,
running clubs, and information about all aspects of running.

Textiles Server: includes knitting, cross stitch, and links to FAQ's.

VeloNews Tour de France service is:

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the highlights of new (and newly-discovered) online resources and other
announcements seen on the Internet during the preceding week.

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Douglas B. Hanson, Ph.D.
Bioengineering Department
Forsyth Dental Center
140 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115