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Decades of Discovery describes 100 important discoveries in energy sciences, nuclear and plasma physics, advanced computing research, and biological and environmental research. Topics include the world's...  (Department of Energy)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Partners of the Heart is the website for a film about two men who, in 1944, pioneered a procedure that would save the lives of thousands of "blue babies." One of the men, Alfred Blalock, was a prominent...  (WBGH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
A Science Odyssey highlights some the most spectacular discoveries in science and technology during the 20th century. The site includes an Educator's Guide with activities, discussion questions, and...  (WGBH, supported by National Science Foundation)
Galileo's Battle for the Heavens explains why Galileo is the father of modern science, why Galileo's refractor and Newton's reflector remain the two standard types of optical telescopes today, and Galileo's big...  (WGBH, supported by National Science Foundation)
Einstein's Big Idea tells the story behind the world's most famous equation, E = mc2. Learn about its discovery and legacy. Meet scientists whose experiments laid the groundwork. Read about the unknown...  (Public Broadcasting Service, supported by National Science Foundation)
World Year of Physics 2005 celebrates the centennial of the publication of four strange research papers -- written by a 26-year-old patent clerk -- that revolutionized how we think about light, matter, energy...  (National Science Foundation)
Profiles in Science presents the archival collections of prominent 20th century biomedical scientists such as Julius Axelrod, Martin Rodbell, Joshua Lederberg, and Oswald T. Avery. The collections...  (National Library of Medicine, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Making Friends with Franklin introduces students to the world of Ben Franklin and other "natural philosophers" at a time when the word "science" had not yet entered our language. Portraits of Franklin's...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Earth Explorers Series profiles an atmospheric scientist who flies through hurricanes, an engineer who operates a spectro-radiometer (an instrument on a satellite), an ocean scientist, high school students...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
The Joseph Henry Papers Project documents the life of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), the most revered American scientist of his times and the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Henry's pioneering work in...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Einstein Papers Project provides information about the Einstein Papers Project, which publishes The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, an edition of 25 planned volumes of Einstein's scientific, professional...  (California Institute of Technology, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)

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