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The Engines of Our Ingenuity
www.uh.edu/engines/
Transcripts of a radio program exploring technology and culture. keywords: historytechnology
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The Masters of History
www.geocities.com/savitz_1999/masters.htm
A book about the impact of science and engineering on society. keywords: savitz, scott, writings, theory, technology, political, mastershistory, galileo
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Irish Science Centres Association
www.iscan.ie
ISCAN fosters and promotes the public understanding of science and technology in Ireland. keywords: museum, zoo, visitor, transport, planetarium, natural, national, mines, invention, innovation
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RiskWorld
www.riskworld.com/
Resources on risk assessment and risk management in medicine, environment, and society at large. keywords: employment, web, software, sites, risky, risks, opportunities, news, jobs, health
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Belgian Biosafety Server
biosafety.ihe.be
Focusing on scientific and regulatory aspects of biosafety, with regard to human activities carried out using pathogenic or genetically-modified organisms. keywords: veterinary, sã©curitã©, ogm, modifiã©, mgm, medical, investment, gmo, gmm, ggo
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TechNet: The Technology Network of the World Bank
www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/technet/
Designed to encourage understanding of, and promote the use of science, technology and information in development.
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World Association for Case Method Research and Case Method Application Europe
www.wacra-europe.org
Advancing the philosophy that complex economic and social problems, whether acute or chronic, cannot be solved by academic research bounded by the conventional constraints of strict rationality.
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W3C Technology
www.w3.org/TandS/
Concentrating on issues that arise from applications of Web technology, and devoting significant resources to international public policy issues.
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Institute of Science in Society
www.i-sis.org.uk/
Membership organization in the UK, offering news articles, mailing lists, and membership information. keywords: wan, mae, virus, sustainability, scientists, public, organic, modified, ho, gmo
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Elitism vs. Checks and Balances in Communicating Scientific Information to the Public
www.fplc.edu/risk/vol4/spring/kantro.htm
Paper by Arthur Kantrowitz proposing a method for communicating what science knows and doesn't know when facts are needed for public policy decision.
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Voice of the Shuttle (VOS)
vos.ucsb.edu/index-netscape.asp
An annotated guide to online resources that respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences.
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Science and Institutions
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/4605/
Articles by Luis Gonzalez-Mestres, including topics of science ethics and other social aspects.
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Cienciateca.com: Scientists Popularizing Science
www.cienciateca.com/stsindex.html
Collection of articles covering science, technology, and society. Includes stories on evolution, industrial chemicals, energy, and materials. keywords: scientific, vulgarization., technological, research, public, news, metaevolution., medical., literacy, inventions
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Hybrid Vigor Institute
www.hybridvigor.org/
Educational organization created to facilitate the exchange and cultivation of interest in interdisciplinary science research. Publications and details of forthcoming conferences.
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Negrotti, Massimo
digilander.libero.it/maxnegro/Nuova1.html
Director of the Lab for the Culture of the Artificial, University of Urbino, Italy. Page includes books, research interests, music and photos. keywords: science, viol, technology, sociology, sociologia, paper, naturoid, musica, methodology, maxnegro
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The Canadian Science and Innovation Indicators Consortium (CSIIC)
www.csiic.ca/
Researches bibliometrics and other quantitative measures of scientific work for use in public and private decision making.
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International Society for the Systems Sciences
www.isss.org/
Professional society for those interested in understanding and interacting systemically with reality. Emphasizing system-level approaches to evolution of and applications of science in society.
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AIP Physics Success Stories
aip.org/success/
Highlights the important links between federal funding for basic and applied research and development and their economic benefits to society.
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Man Transformed
www.cite-sciences.com/english/ala_cite/expo/tempo/defis/homtrans/index.htm
French museum exhibit showing how technology can modify our conception of humanity. keywords: genome, world, questions, living, lifeshirt, knowledgethe, intelligence, implants, healthcare, genome decoding
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Summer School at Institute of Communication, Lund University.
www.icomm.lu.se/summerschool
June 5-18, 2004 - Sciences and Humanities in a Changing world. The school is based on three two-week courses by distinguished scholars.
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Science For People
www.scienceforpeople.com
Essays, reviews, and other opinion pieces presenting scientific and science policy topics without the jargon. keywords: video, stem, scientist, research, rejuvenation, regeneration, physics, neurology, morphing, medicine
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The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society
www.thenewatlantis.com
A quarterly journal devoted to science and technology issues and their relation to social and political affairs
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Bayer - Science For A Better Life
www.scienceforabetterlife.bayer.com
Promotional stories about the results of science improving the lives of people and animals through health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. keywords: tv, story, spot, safety, researchers, research, products, plastics, performance, man
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The Robertson Center for Science and Public Policy
www.robertsoncenter.org
A public charity founded by scientists committed to the advancement of policies and practices that aid in the elimination of poverty and improving public health. keywords: public+policy, foundation
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Bad Science
www.badscience.net/
Ben Goldacre's column from The Guardian, presented as a weblog. Articles generally focus on how the media misrepresents science. keywords: therapy, therapies, scare, pseudoscience, postmodernism, patrick, nutritionists, nutritionist, nutritionism, nutrition
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Virtual Society?
virtualsociety.sbs.ox.ac.uk/
Program funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study the change in social interactions with new electronic technologies.
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Hongladarom, Soraj
homepage.mac.com/soraj/web/soraj.html
Assistant professor of Philosophy at Chulalongkorn University, specialising in problems arising from the interplay between modern science and Thai culture. Biography and academic papers.
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Sense About Science
www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/
A UK-based charitable trust to encourage an evidence-based approach to scientific and technological developments. Information and briefing documents about particular issues, along with details of how to get involved. keywords: radiation, homeopathy, gm, detox, climate, chemicals
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Panel on Public Affairs of the American Physical Society
www.aps.org/policy/reports/popa-reports/index.cfm
in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.
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House Science and Technology Committee
sciencedems.house.gov/
The science committee in the 110th congress, chaired by Bart Gordon. keywords: y2k, transportation, transfer, standards, space, research, ostp, nas, internet, industry
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National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists
www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/committees/ncls/
Addressing matters including scientific fraud, reliability scientific and technical information available to the federal courts, legal, ethical, and technological aspects of computer networks and genetic testing, and intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing.
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Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/
A project to examine intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing in science and ethical research methods.
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IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
www.ieeessit.org/
Addressing such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology, engineering ethics and professional responsibility. keywords: voting, ssit, public, policy, electrotechnology, electronic
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Politics
oversight.house.gov/investigations.asp?Issue=Politics+and+Science
Report by the majority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessing the treatment of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.
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Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law
law.vanderbilt.edu/seal/
Scholarly association fostering interdisciplinary exploration of issues at the intersection of law, biology, and evolutionary theory. Features conference details, notices, other organization information, and links. keywords: seal
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American Physical Society Statements
www.aps.org/policy/statements/
Discussion on ethics and values, education, human rights, and national policy, from a physics perspective.
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Biosociety
ec.europa.eu/research/biosociety/index_en.htm
Provides information on European Union socio-economic research in the life sciences. Features information on research areas, databases, and general aims, as well as discussion forum, networks, and related links. keywords: understanding, public, eurobarometer, consumer, communication, commission, biotechnologies, biosciences, acceptance
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Forum on Physics and Society
units.aps.org/units/fps/
Division of the American Physical Society for discussion of science and society issues.
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Noise
www.noisemakers.org.uk/
UK-wide campaign funded by EPSRC to raise awareness of science and engineering among young people. keywords: jobs, university, research, cool, blog, scienceengineering, que, noisemakers, noisemaker
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Physics and Society
units.aps.org/units/fps/newsletters/
Quarterly newsletter; articles on nuclear proliferation, nuclear power and energy policy.
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The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
www.4sonline.org/
A scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society.
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Ingenious
www.ingenious.org.uk/
This project by the British Science Museum and other museums brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture.
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InScightsLab - Interfaces between Science and Society
alba.jrc.it/ibss/
Aims to enhance the communication, discussion and collaboration between researchers and other groups of practitioners (e.g. NGOs, policy makers, media, etc.) in Science and Society.
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Science Commons
sciencecommons.org/
An exploratory project to apply the philosophies and activities of Creative Commons in the realm of science. Science Commons works in three project areas: Publishing, Licensing, and Data.
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House Committee on Science and Technology
science.house.gov/
Information about the work of this committee of the US House of Representatives. keywords: y2k, transportation, transfer, standards, space, research, ostp, nas, internet, industry
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World Conference on Science
www.unesco.org/science/wcs/
Final reports from the international conference, addressing many aspects of the place of science in society, including ethics, science and technology in economic development, and environmental and economic issues.
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Institute for Regulatory Science
www.nars.org/
Seeks to ensure that the decisions of Congress, regulatory agencies, and the courts are based on the best available scientific information.
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