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Science Documentaries

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Comments: Free collection of science related documentaries.

Description: Here you will find a collection of the best scientific documentaries available online. Focus here is on quality above quantity. There is an endless heap of documentaries that are “scientific” but in fact are not, instead filled with metaphysical ideas, UFOs, bio energies and other meta-sciences.

WorldWideScience

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Academic Search - WorldWideScienceVisit Site: WorldWideScience

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Comments: Free scientific search engine.

Description: WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world.

Scirus

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Academic Search - ScirusVisit Site: Scirus

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Comments: Free scientific search engine.

Description: Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 575 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

Astrophysics Data System

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Academic Search - ADSVisit Site: Astrophysics Data System

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Comments: Free search engine for astronomy and physics.

Description: The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.

Avogadro

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Life Sciences - AvogadroVisit Site: Avogadro

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Comments: Free and open source molecule visualization software.

Description: Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.

Libre Mechanics

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Engineering Software - Libre MechanicsVisit Site: Libre Mechanics

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Comments: Free and open source mechanical engineering software.

Description: Libre Mechanics it’s an Open Knowledge project created to offer a useful platform of information related with the development and research of Mechanical Engineering themes and similar fields, higly related with the use of Open Source and Software Libre tools.

Impact

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Engineering Software - ImpactVisit Site: Impact

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Comments: Free and open source dynamic impact event simulation software.

Description: Impact is an explicit Finite Element Program Suite which simulates dynamic impact events. It has a range of elements, contact handling and different material laws. Models can be created, solved and analyzed with the included pre- and postprocessor.

Kalypso

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Earth Sciences - KalypsoVisit Site: Kalypso

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Comments: Free and open source modelling software for water management.

Description: Kalypso is an open source model system for numerical simulations in water management. With Calypso you put on flood protection concepts and calculate flood hazard and flood risk maps – currently highly topical tasks as may be prescribed include the EU Floods Directive 2007/60/EC.

SGeMS

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Earth Sciences - SGeMSVisit Site: SGeMS

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Comments: Free and open source geostatistical modelling software.

Description: The Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) is an open-source computer package for solving problems involving spatially related variables. It provides geostatistics practitioners with a user-friendly interface, an interactive 3-D visualization, and a wide selection of algorithms.

Nightshade

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Astronomy Software - NightshadeVisit Site: Nightshade

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Comments: Free and open source planetarium software.

Description: Nightshade is free, open source simulation and visualization software for teaching and exploring astronomy, Earth science, and related topics.

OSIV

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Physics Software - OSIVVisit Site: OSIV

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Comments: Free and open source image analysis software.

Description: OSIV is a program written to perform cross-correlation analysis of particle image velocimetry (PIV) images. The program was designed to be both very modular and quite efficient. It incorporates most of the tried-and-true algorithms and some of the more recent additions to the PIV toolkit. Importantly, OSIV is released open source so that users may contribute back to the project.

GAMESS

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Physics Software - GAMESSVisit Site: GAMESS

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Comments: Free and open source physics software.

Description: GAMESS is a program for ab initio molecular quantum chemistry. Briefly, GAMESS can compute SCF wavefunctions ranging from RHF, ROHF, UHF, GVB, and MCSCF. Correlation corrections to these SCF wavefunctions include Configuration Interaction, second order perturbation Theory, and Coupled-Cluster approaches, as well as the Density Functional Theory approximation.

Elmer

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Physics Software - ElmerVisit Site: Elmer

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Comments: Free and open source physics simulation software.

Description: Elmer is an open source multiphysical simulation software mainly developed by CSC – IT Center for Science (CSC). Elmer development was started 1995 in collaboration with Finnish Universities, research institutes and industry. After it’s open source publication in 2005, the use and development of Elmer has become international.

CompHEP

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Physics Software - CompHEPVisit Site: CompHEP

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Comments: Free physics software.

Description: CompHEP is a package for automatic calculations of elementary particle decays and collision processes in the lowest order of perturbation theory (the tree level approximation).

HMMER

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Life Sciences - HMMERVisit Site: HMMER

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Comments: Free bio-sequence analysis software.

Description: HMMER is used for searching sequence databases for homologs of protein sequences, and for making protein sequence alignments. It implements methods using probabilistic models called profile hidden Markov models (profile HMMs).

CAELinux

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Engineering Software - CAELinuxVisit Site: CAELinux

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Comments: Free and open source engineering software.

Description: Based on the open-source CAE softwares Salomé, Code_Aster, Code_Saturne, OpenFOAM and Elmer , you can load your CAD geometry, generate a computation mesh and setup your simulation problem in a few minutes.

OpenFOAM

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Engineering Software - OpenFOAMVisit Site: OpenFOAM

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Comments: Free and open source engineering software.

Description: The OpenFOAM® (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox is a free, open source CFD software package produced by OpenCFD Ltd. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations.

Madagascar

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Earth Sciences - MadagascarVisit Site: Madagascar

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Comments: Free and open source geophysics software.

Description: Madagascar is an open-source software package for multidimensional data analysis and reproducible computational experiments. Its mission is to provide a convenient and powerful environment, and a convenient technology transfer tool for researchers working with digital image and data processing in geophysics and related fields.

TauDEM

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Earth Sciences - TauDEMVisit Site: TauDEM

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Comments: Free and open source terrain analysis software.

Description: TauDEM (Terrain Analysis Using Digital Elevation Models) is a suite of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) tools for the extraction and analysis of hydrologic information from topography as represented by a DEM.

Stellarium

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Astronomy Software - StellariumVisit Site: Stellarium

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Comments: Free and open source planetarium software.

Description: Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Celestia

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Astronomy Software - CelestiaVisit Site: Celestia

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Comments: Free planetarium software.

Description: The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Aciqra

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Astronomy Software - AciqraVisit Site: Aciqra

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Comments: Free and open source virtual planetarium.

Description: Aciqra (uh-SEE-kruh) is a free and open source virtual planetarium and sky mapping program which tracks celestial bodies including planets, deep sky objects and stars to an accuracy of a fraction of a degree for thousands of years into both the future and the past.

GPlates

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Earth Sciences - GPlatesVisit Site: GPlates

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Comments: Free and open source plate-tectonics visualization software.

Description: GPlates is desktop software for the interactive visualisation of plate-tectonics. GPlates offers a novel combination of interactive plate-tectonic reconstructions, geographic information system (GIS) functionality and raster data visualisation.

SAGA

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Comments: Free and open source geoscientific analysis software.

Description: SAGA – short hand for “System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses” – is a free, hybrid, cross-platform GIS software. The heart of SAGA is it’s C++ and thus object oriented Application Programming Interface (API), providing data object definitions and computational methods for raster, vector and tabular data.

OpendTect

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Science Software - OpendTectVisit Site: OpendTect

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Comments: Open source seismic interpretation system.

Description: OpendTect is an open source seismic interpretation software system for processing, visualizing and interpreting multi-volume seismic data, and for fast-track development of innovative interpretation tools.

Quantum ESPRESSO

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Science Software - Quantum ESPRESSOVisit Site: Quantum ESPRESSO

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Comments: Open source software.

Description: Quantum ESPRESSO is an integrated suite of Open-Source computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials.

Gromacs

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Science Software - GromacsVisit Site: Gromacs

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Comments: Open source molecular dynamics software.

Description: Gromacs is a versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles.

VADLO

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Academic Search - VadloVisit Site: VADLO

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Comments: Life Sciences search engine.

Description: Search VADLO for techniques, recipes and commercial kits for genomics and SNP genotyping experiments, microRNA, tissue and expression microarrays; DNA subcloning, extraction and quantitation… 

OJOSE

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Academic Search - OJOSEVisit Site: OJOSE

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Comments: Searches several scientific databases.

Description: OJOSE (Online JOurnal Search Engine) is a free powerful scientific search engine enabling you to make search-queries in different databases by using only 1 search field. With OJOSE you can find, download or buy scientific publications (journals, articles, research reports, books, etc.) in up to 60 different databases.