Wednesday, May 9, 2007

From Apple to Zebra, in the "Encyclopedia of Life"

The wikipedia of living organisms is coming
The 10-year scheme, launched with initial grants of $12.5 million from two U.S.-based foundations, could aid everyone from children with biology homework to governments planning how to protect endangered species.

"The Encyclopedia of Life plans to create an entry for every named species," said James Edwards, executive director of the project which is backed by many leading research institutions. "At the moment that's 1.8 million."

You can checkout the demonstration pages Linky!
I think this kind of stuff is great.Superb educational tools, this is the general direction I see learning/education heading.

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