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Title: Computing Life: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Url: http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/computinglife/index.htm
Publisher: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (U.S.)
Description: Computers are embedded in much of what we do, whether it's a form of instant communication or the navigation of city streets via a GPS unit. Computers have also proved to be extremely useful to scientific researchers, a fact not lost on the people at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The NIGMS has created this virtual online booklet titled "Computing Life" in order to inform young people about the various scientific and medical careers that are open to them and to educate people more generally about the role of computers in scientific inquiry and discovery. The homepage features a set of "Featured Topics" that contains video clips of researchers talking about their work, interactive games, and role-playing exercises. These intriguing topics include "Movie Mania", "The Next Top Protein Model", and "Made Possible By". In the "Web Extras" area, visitors can watch short films (including a simulation of potential pandemic flu in the United States), listen and watch interviews, and take a crack at a crossword puzzle. Visitors who get hooked on the site may wish to sign up to receive updates via their RSS feed.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Medicine (General) -- Research. Experimentation
Medicine -- Medicine (General) -- Research. Experimentation -- General works
Medicine -- Medicine (General) -- Research. Experimentation -- Other special topics, A-Z -- Data processing
GEM Subject: Health -- Technology
Key Concept: Health -- Public health
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-10 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-06-09 20:11:53 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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