The Yellow Pages -- Science
and Culture Links
- A great compendium of links to interviews, biographies, geneaologies
(there's an Ellis Island search engine).
- Women in Technology
- Searchable site containing articles organized topically.
in Science and Engineering
- Archive of articles in the Iowa State library.
- Women in Transportation
- U. S. Department of Transportation Archive.
of Science:African-Americans in the Sciences
- Charts, graphs, HTML references and links provided by Princeton.
- The Association for Women
- A national, non-profit organization dedicated to women's advancement in computing fields.
- TAP: The ADA Project
- A volunteer site at Yale which provides an impressive compendium of resources to be "tapped" related to women in computing.
- A hypertext introduction to gender and computer technology, including history, rationales, and politics.
and Computer Science
- Provides information addressing on-line writings and other material about women and computer science.
of Science in America
- A link to bibliographies and bibliographies of bibliographies for help with research.
- A large collection of links to websites concerning the history
of technology-- also links to obscure but valuable sub-sites on
- The Nobel
Prize Internet Archive
- This site gives access to information on the history of the Nobel Prize, its laureates and their research.
- Nobel e-Museum
- Web videos, interviews and explanations of nobel prize winning research makes this site informative and interactive.
- Digital Moments
- Photo journalist Doug Menuez arranges 36 photographs from his collection to form this impressive photo essay on the development of the computer.
50th Anniversary Celebration
- The University of Pennsylvania celebrates the invention of ENIAC,
the world's "first electronic, large scale, general-purpose computer,"
which was activated at the University in 1946. This site boasts
articles addressing the ENIAC, an ENIAC virtual museum, and pertinent
- The History
of Apple Computer
- Follow Apple history from "In the Garage" (1976-1981) to "Amelio to the Rescue"(1996-?).
- The History of Apple II
- History from 1991-98 with downloads, links and resources.
- The Machine
That Changed the World
- Based on the video series produced by WGBH Television in Boston, this site is divided into 5 sections starting with "Great Brains." An interesting chronological exploration of the history of computers.
- Exhibits include such oldies-but-goodies as Apple's LISA, Tandy's
16b, and much more.
- The Virtual Museum
- A tremendous amount of information is tucked into this site. Provides links to "local" virtual exhibits, pages on corporate history, the future of computing, and much more.
of the Internet and WWW: The Roads and Crossroads of Internet
- Travel along the construction of the Information Highway and witness major milestones; relive the first five years of the World Wide Web. This webpage is at the crossroads of the past and future of the Internet.
- Net History
- This self-proclaimed "informal history of Bitnet and the Internet" is for the internet novice as well as the internet buff. Review amusing bits of Bitnet history in the"Archives," read interesting articles on the Internet in the "Voices" section, and peruse related sites in "Links."
- A volunteer Neighborhood-Watch organization, the CyberAngels are committed to fighting Internet crime. Learn some Cyberstreetsmarts and how to keep yourself safe from Cyberstalking.
- Hacker's Defense Fund
- The Hacker's Defense Fund is "an organization of legal firms and lawyers committed to making sure hackers can live on the internet without the fear of unlawful persecution..."The Hacker Org. page provides an interesting look into the Hacker world, yet another face of the Internet.
- The HTML Writer's Guild
- The HTML Writer's Guild boasts 123,000 members in 150 nations and strives to provide support and education for web authors. The Guild's page details the specifics of the organization, in addition to providing HTML resources.
- Internet Society Home Page
- Learn about the Internet Society, Internet standards, Internet Conferences, and much more.
- This is an excellent introduction to the Web for the novice. Learn why the Web is important, the relationship between the Web and the Internet, etc.
- W3C-The World Wide Web
- A jointly hosted consortium, W3C's goal is to "develop common standards for the evolution of the World Wide Web." Their site is divided into "User Interface," "Technology and Society," "Architecture," and "W3C Hosts," and provides comprehensive information on HTML, Web graphics, the legal nitty-gritty of the web, and lots more.
Geography of Cyberspace Directory
- Sections on cyberspace, internet information and spaces, with
listings on references, conferences, and organizations.
Atlas of Cyberspaces
- Great graphics on website maps, surf maps, historical maps,
and muds and virtual worlds.
- A weird site with awesome graphics..
- 24 Hours in
- Based on the book by the same title, organized by six categories
- Exhibits an Inventor of the Week (with interesting archives)
and provides pages on Invention at MIT, Invention Extensions (a
good list of invention-related links), and Invention Dimension
Hotlists (with information on patent and copyright resources).
Fly is Everything: A Virtual Museum of the Invention of the Airplane
- This impressive site details the various myths and histories
of the airplane's inventions, as well as providing a gallery of
inventors who created and contributed to the airplane and an archive
of airplane photos and movies.
Alexander Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone
- Reconstructs Bell's path from the idea to
the reality of the telephone. See Bell's drawings as he envisioned sound into visible form and
sound into current.
Vinci's Inventor Homepage
- This comprehensive list of Internet resources is an excellent starting place for anyone
researching anything concerning inventors and inventions. Besides boasting tons of links, DaVinci's
Inventor Homepage provides useful articles and information on entrepreneur associations.
Place: National Inventors Hall of Fame
- Search for information
on inventors featured in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and
their inventions and explore the web version of this fun museum.
Inventors Hall of Fame
- Offers a list of inventors and inventions, as well as a timeline and searchable database of inventions.
- The World of Benjamin
- No list addressing innovators would be complete without a page on
Benjamin Franklin. At Ben's site you can learn about Ben's life, download a Quicktime movie featuring
Ben, take a peek at his family tree, and of course, learn all about his inventions.
- The goal of the Invention and Design project performed by the Division of Technology,Culture, and Communication at the University of Virginia is "to facilitate a better understanding of the processes involved in invention and design through extended case-studies." The page provides interesting invention modules (explore the "re-invention" of the telephone based on A.G. Bell's original patents) and resources addressing inventions and inventors.
General Transportation Histories:
- A History of
Mass Transit in Williamsport
- Interesting information about development of transportation in Williamsport and the surrounding area.
History of Transportation
- Links to numerous Smithsonian Institution hosted transportation sites.
History of the Automobile
- A Smithsonian site with an extensive bibliography and a list
of periodicals on the subject, with links to FAQs on transportation
history in general.
Has several links to museums and historical
- This Dayton, Ohio museum honors women who made aviation
- National Air
and Space Museum
- One of the Smithsonian museums; an excellent site.
- A leading guide on defense, aerospace and transportation information.
Although this site is primarily commercial, it does have outstanding
data and illustrations.
- NASA: the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration Homepage
- News, aerospace technology, and links to other cool NASA sites.
- Everything you ever wanted to know.
- This is a portal to various NASA sites concerning the exploration
- General information on the planet Mars.
- General information on the Moon.
Reality Moon Phase Pictures
- View phases of the mmon for any date and time from 1800-2199 A.D.!
The Space Station:
International Space Station Overview
- General Information on the International Space Station
Human Space Flight
- This site is a more technical description of the space station--how it was built and its operations.
- National Library of Medicine
- The National Institute of Health's library; provides on-line access to selected historical documents and images.
- An index of on-line documents, organizations, and institutions in the history of science, technology and medicine. Arranged topically.
- Offers information about the history of acupuncture from ancient
times to the present.
- Herbal Remedies
- Articles on a variety of herbal remedies, as well as an on-line searchable version of the 1931 text A Modern Herbal, by Mrs. M. Grieve, featuring over 800 different herbal remedies.
- International Museum of Surgical
- Over 7,000 objects, rare manuscripts, and works of art relating to the history of surgery, plus a bibliography and an interactive experience in "antique illness."
- Museum of Questionable
- Samples of medical inventions from the collection, and information on how to get further access to the rest of the collection.
- Robert C. Williams American
Museum of Papermaking
- An internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology.
- The American Printing
- Contains detailed information on printing history and its related arts and skills, as well as current and past issues of The Journal of American Printing History Association.
Classic Typewriter Page
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the typewriter, including a brief history of the machine.
Stages of Soviet and American Radio Broadcasting
- Compares the development of radio in the two countries.
- Museum of Television and Radio
- A virtual tour, information on current exhibitions, and information on upcoming seminars.
- John Pelham's Antique
- Pictures and information on radios from the 1930s and '40s; interior/exterior parts and equipment.
States Early Radio History
- Links to articles and extracts on radio information.
- An attractively designed site featuring one on-line exhibit at a time; dedicated to a history of the people (inventors, broadcasters) and the early equipment of radio broadcasting.
- Voices Out
of the Fog
- History of radio broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay area; includes articles and photos.
Program Archive: 1920-1960
- This Memphis University site offers a history of radio in addition to an extensive archive of American radio programs.
- Broadcast Pioneer's
- Biographical information on early broadcasters hosted by the University of Maryland Libraries.
- Radio Days
- Timelines, programs, and history for early radio broadcasting; includes audio files.
- Include gifs of several early telephone advertisements.
Graham Bell Notebooks Project
- Images and transcriptions of Bell's notebooks, including diagrams and results of experiments.
- National Museum of Science and
- A searchable collection of communications technology, including telephone, telegraph,radio, TV, phonograph, transistors, and vacuum tubes.
- The National Museum
of Photography, Film, and Television
- A searchable site with information on the museum's collection of antique
inventions, on-line exhibitions of selected pieces, and detailed information about the on-line exhibit items. Also includes bibliographies, a history of media, and information on conservation.
- Ed Reitan's Color
- The website of the future book, plenty of resources and images are included.
- American Film Institute
- A beautifully
designed searchable site with information on the Institute's exhibitions, preservation efforts, and
- Provides a history of cinema and popular culture; includes a collection of pre-cinematic optical devices like the Zoetrope, Kinegraph, Panorama, and Diorama.
- 100 People in Film
- Nicely designed site includes biographies of 100 'most influential' people in film, including many of the film industry's early inventors and technicians.
- Early Motion
- The Library of Congress's collection of early motion pictures, including films of factories, San Francisco, the Pan-American Exposition, and New York. Also provides a bibliography and historical context.
- On-line 19th century issues of Scientific American
- CNN Science and
- On-line news service presenting information on contemporary advances in sci/tech fields.
- A news service for science, technology, medicine, and engineering, produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Stanford, and Duke.
- Science News
- On-line news service provided by Microsoft and NBC.
- ZD Net
- Breaking news and hot tech products.
- Cyberspace World Railroad
- News on railroads and railroad related products.
A resource for geology facts, references,
and career opportunities.
This site is an official United States Geological
Survey site with links to information on geology and, academic
programs, and fellowship opportunities.
This site is more for the general populace.
Easy to use and informative.
As a portal to hundreds of geology sites,
this site is issue-oriented with geological facts that affect
the common person.
Though it offers the latest news on developments
in marine science, this site is primarily geared towards people
seeking a career in marine science and enrollment at the Virgina
Institute of Marine Science.
A site for the non-physicist to learn how
physics affects the world around us.
This site is primarily for scientists in the
field of physics but includes interesting news for laymen.
A site devoted to the periodic table and explaining
This official site of the American Chemical
Society has links to resources and an animated periodic table.
Access this site for an online resource for
learning about biology.
This site provides a biology dictionary, biology
tutorials, and a portal to the study of Biology on the web.
This site posted by the Harvard department
of Molecular and Cellular Biology has links to the study of
various categories of biology.
Overview of the human genome project and how
it affects other fields of science.
January 12, 2004