Useful Link: Science & Technology

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Provides information about toxic substances and contaminants found in the home, at work, and elsewhere. The agency is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Astronomical Applications
    Sun and moon rise and set times, moon phases, eclipse, seasons, positions of the solar system objects, and other data from the U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Biology Project
    An easy-to-understand interactive tutorial from the University of Arizona designed for high school students.
  • Climate Change
    This site from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has comprehensive and current information on climate change and U.S. climate change policy.
  • Constellations and Their Stars
    Explains what constellations are, when they can be seen and the myths behind them.
  • Current Conditions
    Get the current weather conditions from Long Island MacArthur Airport and the weather forecast for the surrounding area.
  • Earth & Sky Tonight
    See what is happening in tonight's sky as well as for the next dew days.
  • Endangered Species Program
    Maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has partial responsibility over endangered species. Lists all the threatened and endangered plants and animals in the U.S. and efforts to recover those species. Also includes international threatened and endangered species.
  • Envirofacts Data Warehouse
    By entering your zip code, you can find superfund sites in your neighborhood as well as finding out who has permits for working with water, toxic and air releases, hazardous wastes and water discharge permits. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • EnviroLink
    A directory of Internet sites about the environment and environmental policy.
  • EurekAlert
    Science news service sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Includes press releases announcing the results of studies and experiments.
  • Geology of Long Island
    Describes the geological forces that shaped Long Island.
  • Global Volcanism Program
    Information from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History about past and ongoing volcanic activity from around the world.
  • Heavens Above
    Provides current satellite and astronomical information. With free registration, you can enter your latitude and longitude that will allow you to access additional features.
  • Helping You to Understand Chemistry
    Written by a British chemistry teacher, this site is designed to help high school chemistry students.
  • How Everything Works
    Descriptions of how everyday objects work from the physics department at the University of Virginia. Includes searchable and browsing indexes.
  • Human Genome Project
    Information about the Human Genome Project along with its medical and genetic implications, and the ethical, legal and social issues.
  • Human Space Flight
    Get the current news about the space shuttle and the International Space Station from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine
    Find out how your favorite websites looked in the past. The Wayback Machine has archived billions of web pages since 1996.
  • InternetNews.com
    News from the Internet and computer world.
  • Khan Academy - Mathematics
    Practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning lessons on virtually every mathematical subject.
  • Khan Academy - Physics
    Practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning lessons on a wide range of physics subjects.
  • Learn the Internet : Master the Basics
    The site describes to beginners the basics of using the Internet. Topics include how to surf the Web, downloading files and the basics of email.
  • Long Island Sound Coastal Management Program
    Information from the New York State Department of State’s Division of Coastal Resources along with a link to a report describing ways to protect the Long Island Sound coastal areas.
  • Long Island Sound Study
    A cooperative effort of concerned individuals, groups and government agencies dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Long Island Sound.
  • Long Island Soundkeeper
    Lists programs and resources dedicated to the preservation of Long Island Sound.
  • Math Forum
    A resource for math teachers, math students and parents broken down into type of math and grade level. Searchable and browsable indexes.
  • Merck Veterinary Manual
    The Merck Veterinary Manual is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. The User Guide provides detailed information on how the site is organized and how to navigate around it. The search tips, found in the advanced search section, allow users to maximize the effectiveness of this powerful feature.
  • National Hurricane Center
    Maps and forecasts of hurricane activity as well as hurricane awareness and preparedness.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA's scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information.
  • National Weather Service
    The home page of the National Weather Service.
  • New York State Department of Environmental Protection
    The Internet site of the state agency that protects the environment in New York state. Includes information on permits and licenses, animals and plants of New York state, and chemical and pollution control.
  • New York State's Central Pine Barrens
    From the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, a New York state agency. Describes the pine barrens area of eastern Long Island and efforts to preserve the area.
  • Physics to Go
    A directory of physics sites maintained by the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and the National Science Foundation, where one can learn physics at one's own pace.
  • PLoS (Public Library of Science)
    Freely available peer-reviewed articles in the biological and medical sciences.
  • Radar (Regional Summary)
    Displays the current regional weather radar. Free registration allows you to apply various display options.
  • Science.gov
    This is a gateway to science information and research results from 13 U.S. government agencies. With one search, you can access over 38 scientific databases and 200 million pages.
  • South Shore Estuary Reserve
    Information from the New York State Department of State's Division of Coastal Resources along with a link to a report describing ways to protect the south shore coastal areas.
  • Special Weather Statements
    Lists the times and areas where hazardous weather may occur.
  • TCEAP Constants and Equations
    Has hundreds of physical constants, scientific and mathematical equations and units conversions.
  • ToxNet
    Contains a set of databases on toxicology and hazardous materials. Maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    The website of the EPA federal agency that protects the nation's environment and promotes environmental research and education.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard's Program
    Facts about worldwide earthquake activity, how earthquakes occur and how to reduce earthquake hazards. Lists earthquakes that occurred today.
  • U.S. Weather Service
    The home page of the U.S. Weather Service, with national and international weather information.
  • Views of the Solar System
    Describes each planet and the major asteroids and comets in our solar system.
  • Warnings
    Lists the times and areas where hazardous weather is imminent.
  • Weather Channel
    From cable TV's weather station. Has current conditions, forecasts, gardening guides, driving conditions and other weather related information.
  • WebElements: The Periodic Table on the Web
    Describes the physical properties and historical background of every element in the periodic table.
  • Where to Find Material Data Safety Sheets on the Internet
    Includes a listing of sites where material data safety sheets can be found, which lists the physical properties, toxicity, health effects, storage and disposal of household and industrial chemicals.
  • Wolfram Alpha
    Get help with math homework, solve specific math problems or find information on mathematical subjects and topics.
  • WWW Tide and Current Predictor
    Allows one to make tidal predictions for many coastal locations in the U.S.