Publicradiofeeds.com provides a list of public radio programs and related information. The list is designed in XML format to be used with your favorite RSS feed reader. The list of links may lead to summaries of programs, web sites of programs, or a link to access the program. [Shared from MAKE: Blog]
Entrepreneur.com and Pricewaterhouse Coopers has announced the 2005 Hot 100: The Fastest Growing New Businesses in America
" Which companies are breaking out of the pack this year? Our Hot 100 shows they run the gamut, from real estate and restaurants to staffing and spas. These companies are no more than five years old, but have annual sales in excess of $1 million. Read on to learn more about these rising stars and their success secrets." How the Rankings Are Compiled Trends and Stats From the Hot 100
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The MAKE: BLOG points out several websites that allow a user to create graph paper utilizing PDF. The main entry highlighted free graph paper available from incompetech.com. The graph paper utility allows the user to set various criteria such as grid size, color of lines, borders, etc. Several readers of the MAKE: BLOG have added their favorite graph paper sites as well.
MAKE is a hybrid magazine/book from the computer book publisher O'Reilly. [About MAKE]
A user can click on a single element and view various properties, such as atomic number, molar mass, metling point, atomic radius, and many other properties. A user can also view the electron configuration of each element using a secondary table. A third table allows the ability to graph several properties, such as ionization energy or electronegativity.
Statistical trends are presented from a variety of areas: Population and migration, Macroeconomic trends, Economic globalisation, Prices, Labour market, Science and technology, Energy, Environment, Education, Public policies, and Quality of life.
French-U.S. History Site from the Library of Congress
France In America.
The Library of Congress and Bibliotheque nationale de France joined forces to launch a website on French history in America. This is a bilingual website exploring the history of the French presence in North America from the 16th to early 19th centuries. The site includes more than 100,000 images from the rare book collections of the two libraries. Topics covered include France's role in the French and Indian war, the American Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase and records documenting travels of French explorers and the role of French fur traders.
Statistics--Canada - a free web site.
The Canadian Government provides a selection of free statistical information on a wide variety of topics, from agriculture to wholesale trade. A search engine offers access to the data, which may be browsed by subject, by province or metropolitan area. New features include a more robust search engine, alphabetical and new table lists, print-friendly versions, adjustable font sizes, and related data recommendations.
Courtesy of the Resource Shelf- Gary Price
The Kelvin Smith Library's use of RSS feeds and blogs has been mentioned in the Library Stuff blog, by Steven M. Cohen, published by Information Today, Inc. The Library Stuff is a "library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development."
The National Park Service has organized an electronic collection of books published on park histories on its History web site. The collection contains materials created by the National Park Service and outside authors. A user can browse by a park's name, and than view the full-text.
Atlas of the Human Journey - The Genographic Project
National Geographic and IBM have partnered together to collect DNA samples in order to create maps of man's migratory history. The result of The Genographic Project will be to create a research database of genetic samples and the related anthropological data.
The Atlas of the Human Journey allows a user to explore photos, facts, and other information about various eras of human development and travel.
2005 Urban Mobility Study
From the Texas Transportation Institute (Texas A&M University)a new report on traffic statistics and conditions in major urban areas
From from the Texas Transportation Institute press release: "Despite slow growth in jobs and travel, traffic congestion continues to worsen, researchers say, costing Americans $63.1 billion a year. The 2005 Urban Mobility Report measures traffic congestion trends from 1982 to 2003, reflecting the most recent data available. If today?s higher fuel prices are factored in, the cost jumps another $1.7 billion." Downloadable in sections (PDFs) or as full report (PDF; 620 KB) (via DocuTicker) Summary Report (PDF; 151 KB) Congestion Data for Your City National Congestion Tables Methodology
[This entry is from The Rsource Shelf, (http://www.resourceshelf.com/)compiled & edited by Gary Price,MLS]
You can now search for stock quotes directly in Google, thanks to its partnership with Yahoo Finance. For example, enter "goog" into Google's search box and you get the stock information for Google Inc.
Placing specialists at the forefront of the nanoscience revolution, this reference identifies current challenges and development paths sure to influence fields ranging from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine to computer technology, information processing, and mechanical, optical, and electrical engineeringâ€”examining the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1â€“100 nanometers.
Poet's Corner is a free resource collection with activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: read biographies of well-received poets, take a quiz, follow a timeline of events that traces the poetry movement, partake in activities, and discover the poems and the concepts behind them.