Released June 1, 1998

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UPTON, NY - Brookhaven National Laboratory today unveiled its redesigned World Wide Web site, with a new look and new community-friendly organization designed to help Internet users on Long Island and worldwide find the information they need quickly.

The site's address is

"The Web has become an important information resource for more and more people, and we want to make our site more informative, more interactive, and easier to use," said BNL Director John Marburger. "We want the Lab's neighbors, and our scientific visitors from around the world, to feel equally welcome. And we want their thoughts on how to make it better."

Among the site's new features:

The refurbished Web site also features many ways for community members to interact with BNL, such as e-mail and conventional mailing lists, tour requests and an "electronic hotline" for scientific questions from students and teachers.

BNL was one of the first institutions in the world to have a Web site. Shortly after the invention of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s by scientists at CERN, the major European physics lab, Brookhaven physicists created early prototype pages to exchange scientific data with colleagues overseas.

Today, BNL's nearly 40,000 individual Web pages include everything from an international digital archive for protein molecule structures to a 24-hour monitor for brown tide data transmitted from buoys moored in the Peconic Bay.

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