April 26, 2013
Developed in partnership with the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) project, the SOAP-based Australian Synchrotron APIs are geared to let scientists access data on their experiments from Australia's Synchrotron, the nation's largest research facility, in a secure manner. This also permits data analysis through remote access.
U.S. National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, maintains a database of over 8,500 records relating to other organizations and sources of reference material on the topic of health and medicine. This “Directory of Information Resources Online” is aptly named DIRLINE. The DIRLINE API allows you to search this niche data collection from your webpage or app.
InfoChimps, those enterprising primates, have another incredibly interesting dataset to offer up to the world: 60,000+ UFO Sightings. And you thought that they didn’t exist! Now you’re going to have to apologize to the believers that you mocked because this dataset has come to set the record straight. Aliens exist and the evidence is the InfoChimps Datasets API, which makes searchable every documented sighting.