Thursday, February 6, 2014


The ScienceBlogs site brings together a range of thoughtful perspectives on science from science writers, commentators, and others. On the homepage, visitors will find thematic sections that include Environment, Humanities, Education, and Brain & Behavior. Each of these areas contains recent posts listed chronologically, along with a section of Editor's Picks and Insights. Users can also look over the ScienceBlogs twitter feed or explore a number of dramatic images of planets, cells, and other scientific matters within Super Photos.

History Extra

The official website of the BBC History magazine is a great place to learn about British history via a litany of blogs, book reviews, podcasts, and more.  A Most Popular Feature  and newsletter signup to get the latest history reviews, blogs, TV and radio picks in your inbox are also offered on the site.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Atlas of the Human Body

On the American Medical Association's Atlas of the Human Body Site visitors can site can look through simple diagrams of the circulatory system, the brain, the torso, the female reproductive system, and others. A very useful resource for the general public, medical professionals, and others working in related fields.

National Snow and Ice Data Center

A fascinating site with information on the cryosphere - the world of snow and ice. It provides an overview of the frozen regions of Earth with facts on snow, avalanches, blizzards, glaciers, sea ice and Artic climatology. A great source for information on climate change, it also has a primer on meterology as well as videos and great photographs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Toy

Nintendo 3DS - Due out in March this new device offers a 3D gaming experience. Early reports sound really interesting - definitely something to check out. See Nintendo 3DS: Play Experience - and Nintendo 3DS: What to Expect for more info.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thing 5: More Flicker Fun

Having read about mashups and seen a few examples, the world of mashups was not new, but the huge variety of applications available was amazing to me. I took a look at Flickr Color Pickr, selected a color and the category doors and windows.

And example of one of the images is shown at the right.

There are so many ways to make use of tools like this these everything from promotional materials to pathfinders or subject guides and everything in between.

Thing 4: Flickr

I had a great time exploring Flickr. I was amazed to see how many ways there are to get your photoa online - you can even snap photos on your phone and email them to Flickr. Sets/Collections is another great feature, and there aways you use this feature on large batches, and do thins like tagging, changing permissions and setting editing limitations. All-important privacy settings are also available.

The mapping feature was very interesting, but what I am most excited about are the photo book capabilities. Knowing that this is available has gotten me to get out my digital camera and really start taking some pictures.

Another wonder find was the section on the "most interesting photos". These images are awesome.

All in all Flicker is great place for photo ideas, especially for a photography newbie like me - helping me to come up with ideas for my own projects.

To try the tagging feature I explored beach photos, and the search resulted in tons of gorgeous images. The picture at the top of this post is an example.