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UC Berkeley's massive egg collection helps project up for possible Webby - UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's egg and nest collection contains some 200 nests and 12,800 egg sets from across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The first specimen was collected in 1843, and the smallest is a hummingbird egg weighing just two ...

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hands out $15 million to help scientists 'map every cell in the human body' - GeekWire


GeekWire
The goal of the project is to “map every cell in the human body as a resource to understand and improve human health and disease,” Chan wrote in a Facebook post announcing the new funding. The idea is to have an encyclopedic understanding of human ...
EurekAlert (press release)

EPFL becomes part of Chan Zuckerberg's project to develop Human Cell Atlas - News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net
The Human Cell Atlas is an international effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of both health and disease. The HCA aims to revolutionize the understanding of human anatomy and cell biology and shall ...

Foraminifera.eu Project

Hamburg - Germany

The Foraminifera.eu Project wants to foster the interest in foraminifera. Amateurs to senior scientists shall get a free platform where they find valuable information and may show off their results.

We build a high-ranked and popular webpage on foraminifera based on a well structured image-database and easy-to-use interfaces. In the background we are open for projects of any kind and beyond the mere web-presentation. We build project-teams where amateurs and scientists work together on well defined and scheduled projects.

The Foraminifera.eu Project is non-commercial. We as staff and our contributors do not get a financial compensation as our work is based on naturalist enthusiasm. We will use donations of money or equipment only to cover costs for material, equipment and services bought from third parties.

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What are Foraminifera?
United States

Forams as they are usually known, are abundant in all the oceans. Information on their biology, what they eat, what eats them, and their use in dating rocks and as environmental indicators.

Ucl.ac.uk: Foraminifera
United Kingdom

This teaching and learning web-site is intended as an introduction to micropalaeontology. Micropalaeontology is the study of microfossils (any fossil generally less than 1mm in size). This page covers foraminifera.

Ucmp.berkeley.edu: Foraminifera
United States

Foraminifera (forams for short) are single-celled protists with shells. Their shells are also referred to as tests because in some forms the protoplasm covers the exterior of the shell. The shells are commonly divided into chambers which are added during growth, though the simplest forms are open tubes or hollow spheres. Depending on the species, the shell may be made of organic compounds, sand grains and other particles cemented together, or cry

Bowser Lab: Foraminifera
United States

Profile of the single-celled organisms with the distinguishing features of net-like pseudopods called reticulopodia, and a shell-like outer protective layer, called a test.

The Collection and Mounting of Foraminifera
United States

Information on how the amateur collector can find Foraminifera on the shore and can clean and mount them for display.

Finding the Chalk Makers: The Foraminifera
United States

Information and photographs of the organisms responsible for chalk deposits, how to find them, prepare and observe them under the microscope.

Extant Planktic Foraminifera and the Physical Environment in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
United States

An atlas based on CLIMAP and Levitus data.

ProWeb Project
United States

Summarizes features of protein families, documentation to capture biological richness through links to home pages of workers in the field from FHCRC, Seattle, WA.

United States

Knowledge base that combines data on the structure of the prokaryotic 30S ribosomal subunit that initiates the translation of mRNA into protein, its function and related links and references.

The BioSharp Project
United States

BioSharp is an open-source project to provide a framework for processing biological data using C# and other .net languages.