Pete’s Lynx


Lyncean Pete Lobner prowls the internet for articles and links about topics that may be of interest to the Lyncean Group of San Diego.  If you would like to see Pete’s recent posts, which address a wide range of topics, please click on the link below.  You also can review posts by category by clicking on the appropriate link in the box on the right.

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In addition, Pete has compiled the following list of links to external sites that could be of interest to Lyncean members: –  search for papers, people & interests:

Air University – US Air Force:

Airframer – The Aircraft Manufacturing Supply Chain Directory:

The Airship Association:

ALSOS Digital Library for Nuclear Issues:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):

American Nuclear Society (ANS):

Arctic Council:

Arctic Submarine Laboratory (ASL):

Arms Control Association:

Atomic Heritage Foundation:

Atomic Rocketships of the Space Patrol:

Aviation Week & Space Technology Archive (1916 to present; subscription required):

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), free access to biodiversity knowledge:

BirdCast (Real-time predictions of bird migrations):

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest:

California Institute of Technology – Caltech:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):

Choose Energy (Bitcoin mining energy consumption):

Computer History Museum:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Covert Shores – H. I. Sutton naval analysis:

Daily Galaxy – Great Discoveries Channel:

Dark Energy Survey:

Dartmouth Flood Observatory:

Defense Advanced Research projects Agency (DARPA):

Department of Commerce (DOC):

Department of Energy (DOE):

Department of Transportation (DOT):

Digiconomist (Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index):

EarthSky – updates on your cosmos and world:

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI):

Encyclopedia Astronautica:

Energy Information Administration (EIA):

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

European Space Agency (ESA):

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED):

Federation of American Scientists (FAS):

Florish, a blog by the Florish team on data visualization and storytelling:

Free Virtual Tours, Online Collections, and Other Free Resources to Explore on the Internet:

Fortune 500:

The Global Carbon Project:

Global Energy World: (subscription required for repeated visits):

Google Arts & Culture portal:

Illustrated History of Computers:

Institute for Energy Research (IER):

Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP), at George Washington University:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):

International Energy Agency (IEA):

International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM):

Internet Archive (Wayback Machine):

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) – California Institute of Technology:

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell;  best known for their distinctive animated videos on topics from the fields of science, space, technology, biology, history and philosophy:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL):

Library of Congress (LOC):

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL):

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft):

MCN (formerly the Museum Computer Network) – advancing digital transformation in museums:

National Academies Press (NAP):

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA):

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

National Museum of Asian Art (Freer & Arthur M. Sackler Galleries):

National Museum of Mathematics:

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force:

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO):

National Science Digital Library (NSDL):

NATO Review:

Nature – International Journal of Science (subscription required):

Naval Airship Association:

Naval Analysis:

Naval History and Heritage Command – back issues of Naval Aviation News:

NavSource Naval History – Photographic History of the U.S. Navy:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

National Science Foundation (NSF):

New Scientist – magazine online archive (1950 – 1989):

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC):

Nuclear Engineering International (NEI):

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL):

OPENCULTURE free cultural & educational media:

The Planetary Society – Empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration:

Popular Mechanics – magazine online archive (1905 – 2005):

Popular Science – magazine online archives:

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory – A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research:

Public Library of Science (PLOS) – Accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science:

RAND Corporation – including monograph reports

RankingTheWorld (RTW): dynamic visualization YouTube channel:


Rocketdyne Archives:

Sci-News – breaking science news:

Science Direct: –   “Gateway to U.S. Federal Science”:

Scientific American:

Smithsonian Institution: – NASA, Space Exploration and Astronomy News:

Spaceline – Cape Canaveral history:

Tabletop Whale – an original science illustration blog:

Thorium Energy Alliance:

TOP500 Supercomputing site:

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS):

Universe Today – Space and astronomy news:

University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library:

U.S. Drought Monitor:

U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS):

U.S. Metric Association (USMA):

Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia:

Wiley Online Library (most documents are not free):

WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine:

World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO):

World Bank Open Data:

World Clock:

World Economic Forum:

World Federation of Great Towers:

World Health Organization (WHO):

World Life Expectancy:

World Nuclear News (WNN):

World Nuclear Association (WNA):

World Resources Institute: