Launches New Service

Posted on April 16, 1999, has announced a new offering: The SciCentral News Alert, a personalized weekly science e-mail update, is now available free of charge. Registrants may select any number of's 120+ science topics and receive a customized, weekly newsletter allowing them to monitor breakthroughs in the disciplines of their choice. Available in both plain text and html format, the technology behind's News Alert was created by UUcom, Inc.

"With the launch of the SciCentral News Alert, has taken another step forward in serving the needs of the Science & Technology Community for timely, relevant news and information," says Cloyd Laporte, President and CEO. was created and is maintained by professional scientists; its ongoing mission is to identify and centralize access on a timely basis to the most valuable scientific and technical resources, news and information online. is an online reference of over 50,000 handpicked resources containing over 120 specialties in science, medical research, and engineering. Currently averaging over 50,000 visits per month, has attracted a loyal following since its launch in 1997, and has won dozens of prestigious science and technology awards and distinctions.
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