Phys.org

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Phys.org
Phys.org logo
Web address phys.org
Type of site Science News
Registration optional
Available in English
Owner Omicron Technology Ltd
Created by Staff writers
Launched March 26, 2004; 10 years ago (2004-03-26)
Current status Online

Phys.org is a science, research and technology news website specializing in the hard science subjects of physics, space and earth science, biology, chemistry, electronics, nanotechnology and technology in general. It is known[weasel words] for timely updates of scientific breakthroughs and press releases from major research labs and universities across the world.[citation needed] The site also publishes daily reports,[1] blogs and exclusive comprehensive articles[2] on new peer-reviewed scientific papers. It also runs the website MedicalxPress, which features medical news stories.

Description[edit]

The site was founded in March, 2004, by two Ph.D. students who wanted a science news service for informed and educated readers. In 2005 it was purchased by UK-based Omicron Technologies.[3] Phys.org is registered as the property of Omicron Technology Limited of Douglas, Isle Of Man, in Great Britain.[4]

It has a full-time staff of seven with six contributing writers. Its editor-in-chief is John Benson (UK) and managing editors are Andrew Zinin and Alexander Pol.[3][5]

In 2008, it published 75-100 news stories per day and hosted about 100,000 daily readers. It had 25,000 registered members.[5]

In 2009, Quantcast listed it as a top 1,800 site with 880,000+ U.S. people visiting per month and this being 57% of all visitors. It said the site is popular among a more educated, older, male audience.[6] Trends Updates named PhysOrg amongst the Top 25 Technology Blogs for 2008.[7]

In April 2012, Phys.org moved to its current domain, phys.org.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phys.org's Reports Accessed January 2012
  2. ^ Phys.org's Features Accessed January 2012
  3. ^ a b "About PhysOrg.com". help/about-us. Physorg. 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Whois Record for Phys.org.com Accessed July 2008
  5. ^ a b "At PhysOrg.com Science News Website, Users Determine Site Organization". Nanotechnology Now. 7th Wave, Inc. July 19, 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Quantcast review of Phys.org website at November 2012. Accessed November 2012.
  7. ^ Trends Updates Top 25 Technology Blogs for 2008 Accessed January 2009.

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