Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a new Web 2.0 sciences social network established to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. This content is contributed by the website’s users. There are currently over 1.3 million stories distributed among 75 categories, a content base that is rapidly growing. ScienceIndex.com indexes news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society.
Currently, over 75,000 users monitor nearly 8,200 journals covering the broad spectrum of sciences. They share circa 2,500 new articles every day. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is usually no more than two days.
While users are encouraged to join the Sciences Social Network and submit their favorite science content for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com are welcome to submit their listing through the site, the site does not intend to publish unqualified popular stories like many nor most other social networks. Each and every submission is reviewed by effective algorithms and our staff to prevent spam and other unwanted content.
The Biology Sciences category covers life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, genetics, and distribution. It is divided into ten subcategories including Agriculture, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology and Zoology. It currently covers 400 journals and contains over 76,000 articles. One of the most recently included articles is one on stimulation of proliferation of human breast cancer cells by protein kinase D1.
The Business Sciences category covers commercial, industrial, and professional occupation. It is divided into seven subcategories including Accounting, Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Nonprofits. It currently covers over 140 journals and contains more than 12,500 articles. One of the most recent inclusions is an article on sensemaking, storytelling and the legitimization of elite business careers.
The Chemistry Sciences category covers the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of substances. It is divided into seven subcategories including Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and Toxicology. It currently covers almost 300 journals and contains nearly 97,000 articles. One recent article is on near-infrared laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy of hafnium monofluoride.
The Engineering Sciences category covers the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems. It is divided into three subcategories including Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication, Control Systems Engineering, Electronics, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. It currently covers 170 journals and contains nearly 26,000 articles. A recent inclusion provides an analytical solution to optimal relocation of satellite formation flying in arbitrary elliptic orbits.
The Geography Sciences category covers the physical characteristics of the earth including its surface features, and the distribution of life on earth. It is divided into three subcategories including Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology. It currently covers 220 journals and contains over 33,000 articles. A recent article in this category investigates the role of ejecta in the small crater populations on the mid-sized Saturnian satellites.
The Health Sciences category is the largest section of ScienceIndex.com and covers the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms. It is divided into eighteen subcategories including Audiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Healthcare, Immunology, Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Rheumatology and Surgery. It currently covers 775 journals and contains nearly 142,000 articles. A recent article compares information on common genetic variation modulating cardiac ECG parameters with susceptibility to sudden cardiac death.
The Mathematics Sciences category covers the structure, algorithms, behavior, and interactions of natural and artificial systems that store, process, access and communicate information. It is divided into two subcategories including Informatics and Statistics. It currently covers nearly 250 journals and contains over 33,000 articles. A recent inclusion in this category provides a classification of regular maps of Euler characteristic.
Finally, the Society Sciences category covers the totality of social relationships among humans. It is divided into twelve subcategories including Anthropology, Archeology, Arts, Education, Family, History, Law and Crime, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics and Religion. It currently covers over 250 journals and contains nearly 15,000 articles. A recent inclusion provides societal facts for comparing the two competing Asian giants China and India.
ScienceIndex.com’s content is divided into “Popular” and “Upcoming” sections. While content in the “Upcoming” section is rarely older than a few minutes, the “Popular” section contains approved articles approved between 20 to 60 minutes after submission by users. All articles can easily be bookmarked with the AddThis Sharing tools which include the Google+1 button. The website provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and also for a selected story. The latter list is sorted primarily by relevancy and secondarily by publishing date. This helps users compiling lists of related references for literature retrieval purposes.
Other features include a “Life Traffic Feed” which is helpful in watching the online traffic in real-time and a “Top Content” sidebar which includes the most actively read and shared articles available on the site. The included Google Translate gadget supports translating ScienceIndex.com’s content into over fifty languages.
ScienceIndex.com offers users to stay updated with the latest inclusions and news in their favorite science topics by subscribing to one or more of the seventy-five RSS feeds which are available for every category. ScienceIndex.com also maintains the new Twitter account @ScienceIndex_ for improving public exposure and inform their users about the latest developments in the sciences.