A Faster Sciences Social Network Featuring More Content in 2013

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The Sciences Social Network features an improved software platform to provide more content at lower latency to its users. At the same time it has incorporated the Geographical Sciences including the three earth sciences disciplines Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology to its content base.

Geographical Sciences @ ScienceIndex.com

Geographical Sciences

Geographical Sciences @ ScienceIndex.com

ScienceIndex.com is a Sciences Social Network established in 1998 to index the very latest science references. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Geographical Sciences, the site has now included the three new categories Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology. While the Astronomy section covers the physical characteristics of the earth including its surface features, and the distribution of life on earth, the Geology section covers the origin, history, and structure of the earth, and the Meteorology section covers the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.

ScienceIndex.com's Geographical Sciences Category covers the physical characteristics of the earth including its surface features, and the distribution of life on earth. Its three sections include Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Geographical Sciences Category RSS feed.

ScienceIndex.com's Astronomy section covers the physical characteristics of the earth including its surface features, and the distribution of life on earth. It currently contains 18,000 articles partly derived from 70 scientific Astronomy journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Astronomy Section RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section models the gas kinematics in disk galaxies. The author presents a new model where a galactic fountain sweeps up ambient medium as it travels through the halo. This seems to give the best results in reproducing the kinematics of the extra-planar gas and it implies a gas accretion rate of the order of the star formation rate of the host galaxy. Another recently included article reviews the theory and models of the disk-halo connection. The authors review the evolution of the interstellar medium in disk galaxies, and show, both analytically and by numerical 3D hydrodynamic simulations, that the disk-halo connection is an essential ingredient in understanding the evolution of star forming galaxies.

ScienceIndex.com's Geology section covers the origin, history, and structure of the earth. It currently contains over 28,500 articles partly derived from 200 scientific Geology journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Geology Section RSS feed. One recently included article in this section covers the hydrothermal dolomitization of the carbonate Jurassic succession in the Provençal and Subbriançonnais Domains. Stratigraphic constraints indicate that dolomitization occurred during the Cretaceous, in a shallow burial context, and was due to the circulation of hot fluids through faults and related fracture networks. Another article measures carbon sequestration in freshwater wetlands in Costa Rica and Botswana. The authors' results suggest the importance of differentiating between types of wetland communities and their hydrology when estimating overall rates at which tropical wetlands sequester carbon, and the need to include tropical wetland carbon sequestration in global carbon budgets.

ScienceIndex.com's Meteorology section covers the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions. It currently contains over 11,000 articles partly derived from 50 scientific Meteorology journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Meteorology Section RSS feed. One recently included article in this section covers the grand minima of solar activity and sociodynamics of culture. The authors demonstrate that the most important achievements of high-ranking mathematicians and philosophers during 2300 years fall on epochs of reduced levels of solar activity. Ultra-low-frequency electromagnetic fields appear to serve as a physical agent stimulating the activity of the brain’s left hemisphere during the epochs of minima.

The Sciences Social Network currently contains over 1.99 million posts distributed among its' 75 categories. 83,600 users monitor nearly 14,300 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to its improved software platform, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is now no more than 36 hours. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for every displayed post.

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