Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Koders - Source Code Search Engine

Pointed out on Resource Shelf
This is a search engine for code.
Koders makes it easy for software developers to find existing source code that solves many common development problems with our vast index of working source code from a variety of open source projects. In many cases you may find code that solves the exact problem you are working on, and in other cases, you can find an 80% solution - where existing code can be suited to your needs with minor modifications.

Appears to be similar but more complete than what's offered in Safari. I'd be interested in hearing back from somebody who's tried this how well it works.

Update 11/10: Resource Shelf now says where they read about it. The NewsForge article also has a brief interview with Darren Rush, the founder and chief architect.

Friday, November 05, 2004

AZoNano Launch Online Open Access Journal of Nanotechnology

The Online Journal of Nanotechnology is based on a free access publishing model, coupled with what is believed to be a unique development in the field of scientific publishing – the distribution of journal revenue between the authors, peer reviewers and site operators.

The Online Journal of Nanotechnology at AZoNano.com will publish high quality articles and papers on all aspects of nanotechnology and related scientific, social and ethical issues. All the contributions will be reviewed by a world class panel of founding editors who are experts in a wide spectrum of nanotechnology science.
Note also that AZoNano now has an RSS news feed. Pointed out by the Institute of Nanotechnology newsletter from November 2004.

Full text ebook: Notes on Molecular Orbital Calculations

Dana Roth of Caltech pointed this out on CHMINF-L
Roberts, John D., 1918-
Notes on molecular orbital calculations / John D. Roberts ; illustrated by the author New York : W. A. Benjamin, 1961
Uncontrolled Keywords: organic chemistry; atomic orbital models; electronic energy levels; bond orders; free-valence indexes; charge distributions; application of group theory to MO determinants; aromaticity; 4n+2 rule; chemical reactivity
The book is in PDF format.

PhysicsWeb: The greatest equations ever

Pointed out by the The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology v3 n23 (November 5, 2004), although I am subscribed to the feed.
by Robert P Crease, October 2004.
This Physics World columnist asked readers to submit nominations for the greatest equations of all time. What he found out is that there were different interpretations of the question and that some of the equations have a deeper political, cultural, or historical context that is perhaps more important than the scientific use.

Blogging will continue to be light

While I prepare for a Conference. Expect more regular posting again after 11/22.