Saturday, March 25, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
LG's Mobile Payment Service Coming Soon
Samsung Backs Away From Restructuring Plan, Gears Up For Galaxy S8 Release
Microsoft Delivers Telemetry-free Windows 10 To China
Samsung Plans To Release New Curved TVs
ASUS STRIX GD30 Gaming Desktop Released
New Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus Available On Amazon
CIA Used Sophisticated Hack Techniques To Apple Devices: WikiLeaks
Samsung Adds 4G LTE Capability to Gear S3 Classic
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Encyclo...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Encyclopedia of Life Goes Online


An online edition of an unprecedented Encyclopedia of Life was unveiled Wednesday as part of an ambitious project to catalogue the 1.8 million species known on Earth.

The first pages were unofficially made available on the Internet at www.eol.org a day earlier, encountering such fierce demand that overwhelmed computer servers crashed for about two hours.

The encyclopedia was then unveiled at the prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design gathering in California, and despite being offline for a time, the aspiring catalogue of Earth's precious biodiversity logged more than 11 million hits in its first six hours.

Consolidating the information about the planet's 1.8 million species in a single place is unprecedented. The creators of the project believe that it will take a decade to complete.

Later this year EOL will let people contribute pictures, video, facts or other content to the website "wiki-style."

The encyclopedia's creators predict its uses will include tracking how diseases spread and determining how creatures and plants adapt or succumb to climate changes.

Along with the support of major US universities, philanthropic foundations and biology institutes, EOL is getting backing from technology giants Adobe, Microsoft and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Web design firm Avenue A/Razorfish crafted the basic template for the EOL species pages.


Previous
Next
Symantec Releases Norton Ghost 14.0        All News        FTC Investigating Sharp, Hitachi on Suspected LCD Cartel
Symantec Releases Norton Ghost 14.0     General Computing News      Google to Offer Web site Building Service

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .