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November 30, 2008

Newsletter 11/30/2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:42 pm

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend and are not suffering from too much turkey and trimmings.

Need to find something about someone in the past or present? This is the place to search to find out. It Is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time.
www.omnibiography.com

I was looking for some environmental maps and found this site. What a great specialized map resource.
“Maps of America are what you’ll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America’s people, heritage, and resources. Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world.”
http://nationalatlas.gov/

This site has a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. They have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. Also you can find thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.
http://www.statemaster.com/index.php

Edible Bacteria? Really?
“Probiotics, a field that seeks to use edible bacteria to improve human health, may soon undergo a metamorphosis. Students at MIT and Caltech are using the techniques of synthetic biology to create bacteria that fight cavities, produce vitamins, and treat lactose intolerance.”
Read the whole story at this site.
http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/21654/?nlid=1496″

The stock market crash of 1929 is aid to be the worst in history. Well it seem like the market recession we are in now is just as bad. PBS has a good video called “The crash of 1929”. Interesting to watch and compare to what is happening right now. Check it out and watch the video at this site.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/crash

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