Here are some news on tools that may help you in your academic research.
Science Browser Search
Deep Web Technologies has written a blog post about new science search portals that you can add to your browsers search bar.
Now along with Google and Wikipedia you can harness the power of multiple science search portals. The blog links to search plug-ins for the following resources:
- World Wide Science Alliance
- E-Print Network
Public Speaking Tutorials
The National Science Foundation funded these instructional videos "to improve the oral communication skills of undergraduate mathematics and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students."
The videos are broken up into three main areas
The first video illustrates a public speaking error and the second video shows a more polished product.
For EndNote users out there, Thomson Scientific recently announced that EndNote X3 will be released soon. If you want to see what's changing you can view this informational video.