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Phys.org
Phys.org logo
Web address phys.org
Type of site Science News
Registration optional
Available language(s) 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 knownweasel 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 articles2 on new peer-reviewed scientific papers. It also runs the website MedicalxPress, which features medical news stories.

Description

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.35

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

  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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