From: Philip Mantle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 23:56:00 +0000 Fwd Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:56:39 -0400 Subject: Science Line News [UK] Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 12:19:00 +0000 To: @bss.org From: Science Line <email@example.com> Subject: Science line news Hello We thought you might be interested in receiving a short update on Science Line's activities on a regular basis (say 3 or 4 times a year) so here's the first one! If you don't want to receive these little snippets, do let us know. Firstly we wondered if you could spread the word about Science Line amongst your colleagues and students. We're always looking for extra areas of expertise and knowing that we can contact other people when you're on holiday or too busy would be very useful. If anyone is interested in helping us out, they can fill in a form at: http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/intro/forms/expert.html or contact us at the office on 0181 735 5015. You may well remember receiving a message thanking you for your help last September when we took our 50,000th call. Well we've now doubled that! In just 6 months Science Line dealt with 50,000 enquiries - the same number we dealt with in the first 3 years existence. And we still answer between 60 and 70% of these immediately. If you haven't heard from us recently, we do apologise. We try to spread the load, but we're not always successful. However we're about to introduce new database software that should enable us to track more accurately when we've contacted you. In addition, having your email address (if we didn't have it before) should make it easier for us to contact you. And finally, the BBC, with whom we have close links, has let us know of a service they offer that might be of interest to you. The BBC Alert service lets users with particular interests know what BBC programmes are to be broadcast each week in their chosen topic, either by a searchable website or by free weekly e-mail: http://www.bbc.co.uk/alert. So you need never again miss out on TV or radio programmes on your favourite topics. Alert is a quick and easy way to highlight things that you want to hear about. Five topics are covered - Science & Technology, Nature, Health, Countries & Cultures, Literature & the Arts. As well as programmes, users will be provided with information on relevant events in their region plus suggestions of books which suit the topic. If you have any comments about Science Line or would like any further information, or would like one of us to come and talk about Science Line, please let me know. Nicole ================================================================ Science Line is a free public science information service. We answer questions on all aspects of science, medicine, technology and engineering. Our phonelines are open from 1-7pm Monday to Friday on the lo-call number 0345 600 444 Our office number is +44 (0)181 735 5015 Fax: +44 (0)181 735 5096 The electronic equivalent, ScienceNet, is available on the world wide web. It contains all the questions we have answered over the years in an online searchable database. ScienceNet's URL is http://www.sciencenet.org.uk If you would like to answer Science Line questions in the future please fill in the form at: http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/intro/forms/expert.html This address is for answers and experts only, to ask us a question, use the form at: http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/intro/forms/askaq.html or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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