Sunday, August 31, 2003

How Everyday Things are Made If you've ever wondered how things are made - products like candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles - or if you've been interested in manufacturing processes, like forging, casting, or injection molding, then you've come to the right place.
Library Link of the Day The Library Link of the Day provides you a daily link for keeping up to date with the library profession.
Internet Use by Region in the United States This report explores the reasons behind the uneven distribution of Internet penetration by geographical region. And it looks at variations in use of the Internet by region.
Synonym Operator at Google Google has introduced a new operator, the tilde ~, for searching for synonyms.
"Making Friendsters in High Places" Friendster, the popular social-networking service that cleverly assimilates real-life social groups into a large virtual network, just keeps getting bigger.
Rating Nursing Homes Get patient care quality ratings for 16,000 nursing homes nationwide
New York City Blackout Photographed by John Wehr
Lemon Laws USA One-stop source for learning about Lemon Laws for motor vehicles.
Local and Regional Business Periodicals on the Web A list
Kids.us launches On September 4, 2003 Finally, there's an Internet domain that parents and children can trust for educational and appropriate online fun: kids.us! All content on affiliated sites is thoroughly and regularly screened and monitored, making kids.us the most "youth-friendly" space on the Web.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Appliance411 The most frequently requested information about appliances
TECHNICAL SCHOOLS USA Find the right IT technical school for you and request free information
Study Stack Using the StudyStack web site, you use your computer to display a stack of "virtual cards" which contain information about a certain subject.
How Power Grids Work All of the equipment that brings electrical power to your home
ePodunk In-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country
National Passport Information Center (NPIC) Expanded Service The public can obtain passport information by calling a toll-free telephone number.
Best Colleges Index In addition to this year's college rankings, we (usnews.com) offer a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by-step college admissions guide, articles, and more
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) A non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
U.S. Government Graphics and Photos Most of these images and graphics are available for use in the public domain
What Do You Know? That got me thinking about how the rest of us would find an expert on a particular subject

Saturday, August 16, 2003

IBM Takes Search to New Heights IBM is working on new search technology that may eventually give Google Inc. a run for its money, at least in the corporate space
Name Statistics Have you ever wondered how your name stacks up against all the others?
Online Speech Bank Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
Nutch Nutch is a nascent effort to implement an open-source web search engine.
CareerOneStop In line with the Department of Labor's vision for America's Labor Market Information System, the CareerOneStop portal, operating as a federal-state partnership, is funded by grants to states.
Google Calculator To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the expression you'd like evaluated in the search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.
Welcome to the Lookup Directory These lookups are easy to use, and will save you hours in time, energy & frustration.
SnipURL Allows you to "snip" your long URLs into small, friendly and persistent links for sharing and remembering

Friday, August 15, 2003

Proposal of the Physicians' Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance The United States spends more than twice as much on health care as the average of other developed nations, all of which boast universal coverage. Yet more than 41 million Americans have no health insurance. Many more are underinsured.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Careerbuilder In, Monster Out on AOL, MSN Monster Worldwide chief financial officer Mike Sileck told The Associated Press that Monster had made the decision not to extend either deal.
Study Reveals Bad Password Habits The majority of users mishandle their passwords and user IDs, forget their passwords on a regular basis and then resort to calling their IT departments for help when they can't log on to their PCs, according to a new survey.
Fed jobs site a big hit The Office of Personnel Management drew 309,000 visitors to its revamped USAJobs Web site on its opening day this week
Ringlink Webring Directory Webrings are a fun and easy way to find groups of websites with related content.
Power Reporting Thousands of free research tools for journalists.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Degree Info Search over 300 regionally accredited distance learning programs
Wotbot A new and independant Search Engine, and has been in development since October 2002.
Translation Wizard (beta) A tool which connects you directly to online translation tools
Too much technology diminishes work relationships "New Economy Depression Syndrome"

Sunday, August 03, 2003

A Google-like Portal of the World's Leading Scientists ISIHighlyCited.com calls itself "an expert gateway to the most highly influential scientists and scholars worldwide," using similar techniques to Google's PageRank to identify these intellectual leaders.
THE TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR What follows then are some of those books of 2002 that caught our eye and that we think are worth your time -- histories, biographies, novels, stories, essays and more that are important, erudite, challenging, lovely or just plain cool.

Great Web Sites for Kids Children’s librarians evaluate books, magazines, tapes, and software for children to find the best of all. Web sites are no exception. On this page, we have collected some excellent sites for young people.
Bible Gateway Welcome to BibleGateway.com, a free service for reading and researching scripture online-- all in the language or translation of your choice!
Aesop's Fables Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.
Music Downloading, File-sharing and Copyright: A Pew Internet Project Data Memo The struggle to enforce copyright laws in the digital age continues to be an uphill battle for content owners.
High Tech Worker Visas Come Under Fire U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) called the State Dept.'s L-1B visa for skilled IT workers a type of "stealth immigration" that is taking jobs from the skilled American technology workforce.
Nothern Light If you're looking for the Northern Light web search engine, it is not currently open to the public. We are planning to bring it back later this year.
Reporter's Desktop A collaborative, noncommercial Web site to make daily reporting and investigative reporting faster, easier and better.
Opinion-Pages The best access to the most current editorials, opinions, commentaries and columnists from English newspapers and magazines on the World Wide Web.
First Chapters Hundreds of book excerpts, arranged alphabetically by author.
Webopedia The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology.
Techies by Necessity, Not by Choice As consumer electronics proliferate and consumers grow increasingly disenchanted with technical support operations (which routinely charge for calls), many people are discovering that whether they want to or not, they are developing more than a little technical proficiency.
Cosmo Popup Blocker Have you ever had an advertisement popup out of nowhere on your desktop while your surfing the web with Internet Explorer? We are guessing that most of you have :) Are you sick of these popups? Wevare sick of them too. Since IE doesn't provide the means to block them, we decided to build a tool to block these annoying buggers and share it with you completely free of charge with no obligation!
America's most literate cities Literacy profile of America's largest cities
Where the Good Jobs Are Going Jobs that stay put are becoming a lot harder to find these days. U.S. companies are expected to send 3.3 million jobs overseas in the next 12 years, primarily to India, according to a study by Forrester Research.
What does Yahoo's purchase of Overture mean for searchers? The consolidation leaves three major players in the search game -- Yahoo! (which now will own AltaVista and AlltheWeb, as well as Inktomi, which it bought earlier this year), Google (still privately financed, with no credible rumours on either acquisition or initial public offering), and Microsoft's MSN Search.