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"eFunda is a premier online publisher for original engineering content and software. We offer over 30,000 pages of engineering fundamentals and calculators, authored exclusively by our highly educated and experienced staff to give you the most credible engineering information. There are special sections that provide information on Materials, Unit Conversion, Formulas, Mathematics, and more!"
"IAC mission is 'To improve the productivity of researchers, engineers, and program managers in the Defense research, development, and acquisition communities by collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating worldwide scientific and technical information in clearly defined, specialized fields or subject areas... IACs respond to technical inquiries; prepare state-of-the-art reports, handbooks, and databooks; perform technology assessments; and support exchanges of information among scientists, engineers, and practitioners of various disciplines within the scope of the IAC.'"
"NTIAC (Nondestructive Testing Information Analysis Center) is a Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) funded, Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center operated by Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. This sites has links to NTIAC Current Interests, NDE Current Awareness, NTIAC Newsletters, and NDE Links."
"DODSSP (The Department of Defense Single Stock Point for Military Specifications, Standards and Related Publications) was created to centralize the control, distribution, and access to the extensive collection of Military Specifications, Standards, and related standardization documents either prepared by or adopted by the DoD. The responsibilities of the DODSSP include electronic document storage, indexing, cataloging, maintenance, publish-on-demand, distribution, and sale of Military Specifications, Standards, and related standardization documents and publications comprising the DODSSP Collection."
"About SAE: What do cars, aircraft, trucks, off-highway equipment, engines, materials, manufacturing, and fuels have in common? SAE. The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space."
"Founded in 1898, ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services... In over 130 varied industry areas, ASTM standards serve as the basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities... ASTM International provides standards that are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe."
"This site contains a Java applet that can be used to convert various kinds of Physics units into one another. Select the type of the units in a selection box and chose a couple of units that you would like to do conversion between. Then, if you enter a numerical value in one of the text fields, you can get the converted value in the other field."
"NSSN is setting the pace worldwide in promulgating standards information to a broad constituency. Whether it's searching for a specific standard, tracking the status of a new development project, or identifying a contact person who can interpret a standard, NSSN serves as your one-stop information repository."
"This site provides you with a nondestructive testing encyclopedia. It has links to information about Magnetic Particle Inspection, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, and other NDT Methods."
"Encarta World English Dictionary is an online dictionary that allows you to type in any word and it retrieves a definition, pronunciation key, and it has links to search the Encarta Encyclopedia and Electric Library."
"yourDictionary.com: The Global Language Resource has links to a dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, and the top ten grammar and language courses."
"The Cambridge Dictionaries Online has online activities and worksheets, information for language researchers, a dictionary and more!"
"A Dictionary of Units provides a summary and links to most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the S I."
"About MapQuest: MapQuest is the leading consumer Web site and business application for getting people where they need to go - anytime, anywhere."
"This site will provide you with information on color blindness. It will allow you perform a check to see if you are color blind and it also gives you links to learn more about it."