Science and Technology RSS News Feeds

RSS Feeds, Feeds by Topic, Custom Feeds by Keyword

The RSS/XML feature allows readers to very easily keep up to date with Web site content. There are numerous ways of using RSS/XML feeds nowadays; web-based (Google Reader), e-mail based (Newspipe), feed reader software, etc. Today, almost every browser and email client software support RSS.

Phys.org offers free and ads-free XML and RSS newsfeeds. We offer several versions of our newsfeeds to make it easy to customize.

Please visit this page for Phys.org RSS feed options: phys.org/feeds



Readers with a specific interest in certain content will be able to select the category or subcategory in the far left column and narrow the feed to "All Stories" by selecting the RSS or XML button. As an example, if you are only interested in the main category "Space & Earth Science", you will get all stories which include the four subcategories. However, if you are only interested in all stories about "Robotics" listed under the main category "Electronic Devices", select only the "Robotics" RSS 2.0 or XML button. Again, set it and forget it, your selected content will appear on your designated site.

For readers with a flair for a custom RSS, it is as easy as creating a Boolean search term and setting it as a "Custom RSS". Scroll down the feeds page following the RSS/XML category selections. Use keywords for the content that interest you as if you were doing a search. As an example, you are only interested in robotics and engineering. You want to exclude stories about robotic software. The use of plus and minus in your search term will net the desired results.

Your Custom RSS search term would appear as follows: +robotics +engineering -software. Tip: double quotes ensure an exact phrase match for retrieval of articles. Example: "american museum of natural history". A reader may expand the Custom RSS at any time or revise it according to new interests.

Registered members may subscribe to their news filters via the RSS feed. To see how it works, log in into you PHYSorg account (or create one), and go to My News tab. You'll see a link to an RSS feed for every news filter you create.



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RSS feeds: An almost endless list of options for readers

Our goal is to make Phys.org simple and straightforward for our readers. If there is one theme which came through loud and clear is our readers have enough pressures on their valuable time. We thought it would be a good idea to briefly point out some time saving features that will allow readers to set their content preferences and forget it.

  • Take a look at any page of Phys.org website. You will notice an orange RSS icon in the top right corner. That will link you directly to the corresponding news feed that follows this particular page updates. Let's imagine your topic of interest is Nanomaterials: http://phys.org/nanotech-news/nano-materials/. Find the RSS icon and subscribe to the feed. This will update you with all the new content for this category.
  • You may have noticed tag links in Phys.org news stories. Tags are used to allow our readers to find similar content on the Physorg website. Every tag on the page e.g. http://phys.org/tags/renewable+energy/ features a direct link to the corresponding news feed. This RSS feed will update you with all new stories tagged with the same keyword. There are currently about 50,000 tags in our database. Our plan is to make it easy for you to follow favorite topics and combine stories for your reading pleasure. We are still working on the tag pages to give them much more utility and make them more user-friendly. Stay tuned.
  • Also, Phys.org displays partner pages with brief summaries and capsule information about the research organizations and institutions. The partner pages provide coverage of research done by this particular institution. Every page has a corresponding news feed as well. At this time, there are 500 research organizations listed. As an example you can follow Massachusetts Institute of Technology research news stories at http://phys.org/partners/mit/.
  • And it gets better. If you are like many Phys.org members conducting a "keyword" search for stories using the Phys.org search engine, the search results will not only display the story links, the RSS feed will appear in the results. The RSS keyword feed will allow our sophisticated Phys.org members to stay up-to-date on their personal search query.

Our intentions for offering you a myriad of options for customizing and personalizing Phys.org are simple. It comes down to time, your time and just how precious your time is to us.

An explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS/XML) is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregator. A list of RSS feed readers is available here.