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What is the MadSci NETWORK?
The MAD Scientist Network is a *free*, web-based Ask-A-Scientist service.
Anyone may submit a question to be answered by people
actively engaged in science education and research. We maintain an
archive of all questions and answers as an ongoing
resource for teachers, students and the WWW community at large.
Since we began in September of 1995 we have received
more than 100,000 questions. Our online archives contain
more than 25,000 question/answer pairs, that will be viewed
by more than 5 million people in 2001.
What do you need to participate?
Participation requires three things:
- A valid email address.
- Access to the WWW.
- Knowledge of a particular area of science
and a willingness to communicate your expertise with others.
How does the network work?
People send us questions
through our online question form. Once received, one of the
reviews the question, prior to sending
it to a specific member for an answer.
We maintain a WWW form for members to directly upload or otherwise
construct their answers. The MadSci Moderators
review all answers prior to making
them available on our website.
For a better idea of how things work, take a look at the
current queue of
questions and answers, and the
MadSci User's Manual. We also maintain a
list of all participating scientists.
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The more areas you choose, the more likely you are to frequently
receive questions. As far as time for answering questions, we ask that
scientists take time to research (and reference!) their answers to an
extent that provides an understandable answer for the person asking
the question. Such a response generally takes no more than a few
hours to construct and submit. As we exist on the WWW,
we encourage scientists to take advantage of the on-line
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to include the links in their answers.
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