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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Aves 3D

Aves 3D is a National Science Foundation funded online database of three-dimensional digital surface models of the various bones that make up the skeleton of birds. Aves 3D aims to provide as wide a representation of living and extinct bird species as possible, and they are adding new scans to the database on a weekly basis. The project is a collaboration between the College of the Holy Cross, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Kingbird archive now available online

Read the full post at ResearchBuzz.

A hat tip and block of suet to Zen Birdfeeder, which tipped me off to the new release from the New York State Ornithological Association. The NYSOA has released its quarterly journal, The Kingbird, as a free searchable archive. The current archive contains 228 issues that span from 1950-2007 — that’s about 8 million words on almost 16,000 pages. You can get direct access to the journals at

Monday, February 01, 2010 Mobile iPhone App(s)

Read the full post at Mobile Libraries.

The iPhone application allows you to access science news stories and the latest published research from Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone wherever you are. As new articles are published they're pushed straight to your iPhone where you can read the full text immediately or just save them for later.