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“DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links. An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity.” I learned some new stuff here. Video are Flash based.
If it was on a TV news show from 1989 to present, it is probably on this web site.
The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC’s Nightline since 1989.
This site called “Worse Than Failure” has some interesting clips from web pages, software, letters. Etc showing absolutely stupid stuff you may find while using your computer.
Fone Finder is a free, public search engine that finds the geographic location of any phone number in the world. You key in a phone number, and it will give you the city, state, country, a flag, map, and links to the area. Fone Finder can also find the country code, area code, and prefix given the city name. You can always find the international country given a phone number. For a growing list of countries, including the USA, Mexico and Canada, Fone Finder will also find the city.
How many inches in a centimeter? How about BTU units in calorie? What about speed, volume, weights, and many other units of measure that you need to convert from one form to another? Where can you find all the conversion information in one place? Well, check out this site for all the answers.
You finally opened up TODO list and are planning to get some things done. Do you have all the tools necessary to complete the job? I know you are not the best handyman and you tool budget is rather low, so what are the essential tool you need to complete 99% of you projects? Popular Mechanics has this cool web page that just might answer this question.
“Honor is no more associated with fools than snow with summer or rain with harvest.”Read More
We went to a very nice Sea food place to eat last weekend and sure enough the table next to us has a guy talking on his cell phone. It would really be cool to have a cell phone jammer for such an occasion. They are available. Check out this one.
Right now I travel 53 miles to works and with the cost of gas I am looking for alternate fuel vehicle to travel to work. This web site has an interesting idea for a car, it a 3 wheels vehicle that is battery powered. As usual it is not in production but there are some pictures and info what they plan to do on their web site, Check it out.
Ok, I know you all use Google to search the Internet, but there are so many specialized search engines that deliver better and more exact results. Start at this web site and then pick what search engine you want. This is now my search engine home page. It lets you search Google if you want be why limit yourself. I know you will find some interesting results once you give it a try.
While we are on the subject of search engines, another search site that I use for finding web base applications you can use immediately is called SimpleSpark. As an example I searched for auctions and found 48 applications that help with all types of auctions. Be sure to bookmark this site.
Shopping around for a credit card can save you money on interest and fees. You’ll want to find one with features that match your needs. This information can help you, understand features, compare credit card costs, know you right when using a credit card, and how to file a complaint and much more. I recommend you check this out before you use your credit card again.
I really enjoy using large white boards for writing down ideas, drawing out ideas, and brainstorming ideas. Have you priced the large board recently? If you need one and don’t have the bucks, this guy tells you how to make one for under $30.
“As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed.”Read More
The federal and local governments must collect taxes to fund their existence and to provide you with public services that we all use. We vote on our leaders and we hope they use good judgment in spending our tax dollars.
What would happen if we got to vote on where are tax dollars were spent? How many services would disappear because lack of funding? What would are elected leaders do if they couldn’t decide where are tax money went? Would they just past more useless and unneeded laws? At least they certainly would have more time to devote to solving problems than spending our money foolishly without regard to their actions.
Here is what I want YOU to do.
Put in the comment section what percentage of your tax money would go to what items.
Here is how I would want my tax money spent on the Federal level in no particular order.
10% – Social services including social security, welfare, etc.
30% – Education, all levels including college and graduate work
15% – Military and Homeland Security
15% – Transportation and Infrastructure
20% – Medical research and National Healthcare
5% – Technology and technology research
5% – Give back to the states to spend as they need it.
Now it is your turn. Let the comments begin.Read More
“The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.”When you visit this site be sure to look at the ‘Data Tools’ this is the core area to find cool facts.
“ArtsJournal was founded September 13, 1999 in the heady days of the dotcom boom. The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture. Stories from sites that charge for access are excluded (though there seem to be fewer and fewer of pay-access sites).
The current AJ site is the fourth design. In 2003 we added blogs and the site now features more than a dozen prominent writers on culture. We expect to keep adding to the number with individuals, group and limited-time group debate blogs. “
We all like to eat so there is this web site called All Recipes that covers just about everything you need to know about creating any type of meal. The have everything broken down by categories so you can quickly get to the area of interest. Party planning is a good section to visit. Also try the tips and advice area for some very good ideas.
The University of Pennsylvania has this web site that lists more than 25,000 free books online that you can read. Their search engine will get you to your area of interest, so start reading and increase you wisdom.
DNA, what is it and what do you know about it? OK, so you are not very well versed in all the matters of DNA. Since you might need a little help in understanding DNA, where it comes from, who discovered it, etc. This web site has both text and animation explaining DNA so most of us non Bio specialists can understand it makeup and what it can be used for other that solving a CSI case.
“Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.”Read More
This week is a real hodge-podge of stuff. Some of it I have had around for a while and some is new. In no particular order…
The U.S. Department of Education’s student aid Web site, your ‘one-stop shop’ for up-to-date and accurate data on federal aid available to help you pay for college. Funds for college are at historic highs. In 2006 the Department of Education will make or guarantee more than $60 billion in low-cost student loans, a $4 billion increase over 2005 levels. Overall, $82 billion in grants, loans and other assistance are expected to benefit more than 10 million students – 413,000 more than last year. (refdesk.com)
The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb.com are designed to facilitate such connections. “But where do I begin?” That question is often asked by new users when faced with all the options available at RootsWeb.com. The best ways for you to connect to others on RootsWeb.com are to make it easy for others to find you, ask for help, and give others help. This page will give you a brief overview of the many resources available at RootsWeb.com; and areas where you will want to contribute as your own research progresses.
You’re working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. This was me a few years ago, but after 6 months of physical therapy all is better. Don’t let this happen to you. Check out the following link.
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
The color photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great Depression. A significant number of the color photographs concern the mobilization effort for World War II and portray aircraft manufacturing, military training, and the nation’s railroads. The 1,600 color photographs produced by the FSA and OWI photographers are less well known and far less extensive than the 164,000 black-and-white photographs in the collection.
This site has a large collection of free classic books, plays, and short stories by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. A selection of author biographies and portraits are also made available. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration. Their collection of classic stories currently contains 3347 works of literature (including 1917short stories) by 336 authors.
For those of you who read this far I have a fascinating artist web site who uses an airbrush for all his work. The painting is so realistic that you would swear that it is a photograph.
“When arguing with your neighbor, don’t betray another person’s secret. Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.”Read More
Health, something we don’t worry enough about or we worry too much about, either way it effects us every day and how we deal with it effects us, so this issue is all health related both good and bad.
We need to know the data that surrounds us that is health related so, check out the following site.
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
Some health issues are bothersome and here is one of them.
Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and it usually grows worse with age. This site provides information about snoring.
If we can get passed the above problem we can get some sleep.
Sleep is one of those funny things about being a human being — you just have to do it. Have you ever wondered why? And what about the crazy dreams, like the one where a bad person is chasing you and you can’t run or yell. Does that make any sense? If you have ever wondered about why people have to sleep or what causes dreams, then read on. In this article, you’ll find out all about sleep and what it does for you.
Eventually we get older and our parents get older and another need might arise.
The Consumer Reports Nursing Home Quality Monitor identifies nursing homes that are likely to provide better-quality care and those likely to provide poorer-quality care.
Consumer Report’s investigation found that the state agencies responsible for overseeing nursing home care have often failed to correct problems. But consumers can increase their odds of choosing a good nursing home if they narrow their search to certain types.
Since health sites on the Internet are among the largest sector of sites, here is a great place to start. Yahoo indexes many sites and catogorizes them for you.
“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship”Read More