Thursday, May 10, 2007

Article: 'Encyclopedia of Life' Project Launched

PC Magazine reports: "From apples to zebras, all 1.8 million known plant and animal species will be listed in an Internet-based 'Encyclopedia of Life' under a $100 million project, ... 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."

I really hope that the 'Encyclopedia of Life' and Wikipedia will collaborate with each other rather then compete as two existing projects. I believe the combination of the two sources of information would be very powerful.
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