ScientificAmerican.com AwardsTop 50 Science Sites and Technology Web Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 29, 2003 – Reactive Reports, sibling webzine to Elemental Discoveries, co-produced by David Bradley Science Writer and chemistry software house ACD/Labs was named as a recipient of the prestigious Scientific American Sci/Tech Awards. The Awards in their third year honors 50 of the best Web resources for those seeking information on science and technology.
The Sci/Tech Web Awards 2003 cover ten categories of interest – archeology and paleontology; astronomy and astrophysics; biology; chemistry; earth and environment; engineering and technology; mathematics; medicine; physics and great thinkers. Reactive Reports wins fame in the chemistry category. Within each category, there are links to the editors’ pick of the top five sites, along with a brief description. There is no fee to access the list or the various sites. Scientific American editors reviewed over a thousand web sites and selected the 50 they deemed the most valuable science and technology resources.
"The Sci/Tech Web
Awards recognizes science and technology sites that are creatively informative,
interesting and fun," explained Mina Lux, managing director of
resource will be of interest to a broad audience, from researchers in a
particular science or technology field, to educators seeking information for
students, to professionals conducting research for their business."
The editors of Scientific American described Reactive Reports as follows: "A Web-based chemistry magazine, Reactive Reports serves up engaging news stories penned by science writer David Bradley (current coverage includes items on using catnip to combat termites, and the development of an environmentally-friendly car tire). RR also chooses and links to favorite sites (the "Chemist’s Art Gallery," for one), publishes original papers from its parent organization, Toronto’s Advanced Chemistry Development Labs, and provides email notification each time the site is updated. Use the site’s very fine search engine or consult the extensive archive if what you seek is not readily available at the time of your visit."
Among the other winners in the chemistry category were Molecular Universe, Environmental Chemistry, Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules, and Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements. David Bradley was very proud to receive the award, "It's great to get such positive feedback for our efforts, especially when we're up against such stuff competition out there," he said. Antony Williams, VP of Scientific Development and Marketing for ACD/Labs comments "When we undertook the venture of producing Reactive Reports with David the intention was to expose some of the most interesting chemistry going on in the world today in a visually stimulating manner. With this award we are glad to see that we have been successful."