To subscribe to a feed...
To simply read the content of an RSS feed just click on one of the feed or podcast names below. If you want to receive updated feeds or podcasts automatically, you'll need to subscribe to them using a feed reader or podcast software.
|RSS Feeds and Podcasts|
The latest news from ORNL
The lab's research and development magazine
|ORNL in the News
News items about or related to ORNL. These items do not reflect the opinions or views of ORNL staff or management.
Technical meetings, events, and presentations
A little more information...
- What is an RSS feed?
- What is a podcast?
- RSS Feed Readers (RSS and XML feeds)
- Podcast Software (MP3 podcasts)
"RSS" is short for "Really Simple Syndication," "RDF Site Summary," or "Rich Site Summary"--depending on whom you want to believe. RSS feeds often include headlines, news, events, blog entries, recent excerpts from discussion forums--usually information that is updated fairly frequently.
An RSS feed is just a simple way to summarize and share web-based information. The RSS file isn't made for people to read; it's basically a "news map" designed to be read by a piece of software and then re-published in a people-friendly format.
Individuals often use RSS "feed readers" to keep up with breaking news or recent developments related to topics they're interested in. Media organizations use the feeds both to monitor news and as another means of delivering their content to consumers.
The word "podcast" is a combination of the terms "iPod" (Apple's portable digital audio player) and "broadcast." Podcasts often includes news, events, and commentary on current events.
Podcast software is available, often for free, from a number of sources. Wikipedia provides a useful overview of podcasting and podcast software. Apple's iTunes software is also available as a free download.
The FirstGov website provides a simple tutorial that should help you get you up to speed with downloading and consuming podcasts.