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Science  11 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5396, pp. 1951
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5396.1951b

Ribo zone. Databases like MEDLINE can get you a list of abstracts, but wouldn't it be nice to see the actual data? That's the idea behind RiboWEB, a new knowledge base that holds experimental data from 200 or so papers on the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome, or cellular protein factory. Type in the name of an RNA base or click on its picture, and you'll get a flood of data on just that base.

Ocean view. Pull up a recent photo of a tornado's funnel or deep-sea vent worms, or a 2-century-old drawing of the Gulf Stream by Benjamin Franklin at this National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration archive of some 1000 images.

Sounding off. Learn all about how human ears work and the physics of sound, or try interactive applets on harmonics, the Doppler effect, and other concepts at The Soundry, the winning entry in the ThinkQuest '98 Web site contest for students.

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