WebbyAwards.gif (3265 bytes)The Best Of The Web

Awards time is here. No, it's not the "Oscar" , "Grammy" or the "Emmy" awards. It's the awards for the World Wide Web where they choose the 'best of the best' of the Internet. It's the "Webby Awards". And here are the nominees and winners which are catogarized into 15 categories.

  • Art/Design
  • SCIENCE

    ArchNet The archaeology entry in the WWW Virtual Library catalog, ArchNet is a beautifully designed resource for professionals and Indiana Jones wannabes. Click on the world map for images and reports from digs around globe. Find museum exhibits of famous excavations, check the archaeology departments of universities, and read from the latest journals. Or follow the links to a VRML tour of Stonehenge.
    Discovery Channel Don't kill your television! Just make it more interactive by browsing thoughtful television-related sites like this one. Here you'll find additional on Discovery channel programs, such as an extended analysis of blood-sucking leeches as used in science and medicine. A useful Resource Finder (a clickable grid) provides educators with fast access to a wide variety of classroom resources. Stay awhile to find news updates, a catalog of multimedia titles, and Knapsack, yet another Web search engine.

    WINNER

    Exploratorium

    A San Francisco treasure, this hands-on science center thrills kids and adults, and the online version brings an amazing amount of it into your home. Explore the mysteries of the trapezoidal window, learn how to dissect a cow's eye, check out the mutant fruit flies, or give your monitor a Bronx cheer (and watch it wiggle in response). Makes clever use of RealAudio and VRML without making a big deal about it.
    Scientific American A leader in popular science print magazines, Scientific American brings its brilliant analysis and amazing illustrations online. Read through the current newsstand issue, or search back issues for articles investigating everything from nanotechnology to the fat gene. Additional articles not available in print expand the magazine's coverage and discuss new topics. A forms-driven Ask the Experts section takes queries from inquisitive surfers.
    Smithsonian Magazine Where science and art meet. Smithsonian Magazine's site covers everything from musicology to environmental issues, with in-depth articles that take a less technical approach to their subjects than comparable pieces in Scientific American but are just as well presented. The image gallery offers particularly striking photography and illustration from many of the staff's contributing artists. A bonus: The site links you to the online Smithsonian Institution and its 14 world-class museums.
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