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March 16, 2008

Newsletter 3-16-2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:04 pm

“Time & Life Pictures is an unparalleled collection of striking imagery, documenting past and present events in politics, culture, celebrities and the arts. The collection includes some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, John Dominis, Nina Leen and Gjon Mili, whose photographs have adorned the pages of Time, Life and other Time Inc. publications.” The following page take you direct to their search page.

“From simple beginnings, to the court of Kings and Dukes, Leonardo’s life was remarkable, some maintain the true Renaissance man. Follow him through his travels to Florence, Milan and Venice, to the court of King Francis I of France. Take a journey of discovery, learn what fascinated him, his investigations into science, anatomy, engineering and military weaponry. Was Leonardo a Great Thinker? Why do you think so? Was it his extraordinary mind or was he just a product of his time? This link goes directly to the4 timeline showing his studio.

Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically. Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to these and many other of life’s most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress’ rich collections in science and technology.

“Best Buy Drugs is a public education project. It will help you talk to your doctor about prescription drugs, and find the most effective and safe drugs that also give you the best value for your health care dollar.” The information presented at this web site is from Consumer Reports studies. Their recommendations, reason why or why not to take the drug, alternate choices, and general reporting is very well done.

“Gapminder is a non-profit venture developing information technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated ways. Goal: enable you to make sense of the world by having fun with statistics. Method: turn boring data into enjoyable interactive animations using Flash technology.”

“This website will introduce you to Smithsonian’s extraordinary collections of photographs and to an understanding of the integral roles photographs play in our lives. Photography and the Smithsonian were born within a decade of each other in the mid-19th century. The fledgling Smithsonian was quick to adopt the camera to advance its mission, cataloging plant and animal species and documenting the grandeur of the American landscape as well as its original inhabitants. Photography brought the faraway near and made visible the previously invisible.”


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