March 21, 2005

Latest from EEVL: CSA Hot Topics

EEVL Incarnate Roddy MacLeod informs me that EEVL will be publicizing (and hosting/mirroring on their own site) CSA's new Hot Topics feature. The press release giving more detail is here. The Hot Topics site itself is here. The CSA Hot Topics page is here, and it includes not just Engineering/Technology but Natural Sciences, Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

The current list of technolgy topics is:

  • Columbia Shuttle Tragedy
  • Nanomaterials: It's a Small, Small World
  • Rapid Manufacturing
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Technology and Cars
  • The Space Shuttle and Its Replacement
  • Titanium
  • Plastic Highway Bridges
  • MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen Storage
  • Quantum Cryptography: Privacy Through Uncertainty
  • Lost in Cyberspace : The BBC Domesday Project and the Challenge of Digital Preservation

The only one I read in detail was the space shuttle one, and I have to say I'm impressed with the solid overview and the range of resources. Each topic has a very good list of refernces, mostly journals, conferences and magazines. Fortunately, they also offer a bunch of web resources without the access barriers common to the above mentioned formats.

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