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SITE OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
"Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer."
Earth Wind Map
"An animated map of global wind conditions. Rotate globe with your mouse to see different angles."
"FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
Charity Navigator: Your Guide to Intelligent Giving
"Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, provides free ratings of the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of thousands of charities. We are the individual donor's first source for unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wise giving, donating money, charitable donations, and charity ratings."
"WeatherSpark: beautiful weather graphs and maps making in-depth weather information easily accessible."
"Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science, nutrition, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sports, finance, music, and much more."
"A web with web fonts is more beautiful, readable, accessible and open. Google Fonts makes it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts, including professional designers and developers. We believe that everyone should be able to bring quality typography to their web pages and applications. Our goal is to create a directory of web fonts for the world to use. Our API service makes it easy to add Google Fonts to a website in seconds. The service runs on Google's servers which are fast, reliable and tested. Google provides this service free of charge."
"The fastest way to get customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back. GetHuman has millions of tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get help better and more quickly than ever before. The ultimate customer tool."
"The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, flights shopping and airline information."
"The Easiest Way to Draw and Share Maps. Used by students, hobbyists, governments, and even the military. Easily create embeds, images, and map data for free."
LIFE History: Pictures of WWII, Civil Rights, Vietnam, More
"Classic and unpublished photos of the 20th century's major events and public figures from LIFE magazine. Pictures from World War II, the Space Race, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, Hollywood, sports, science, the arts and more."
U.S. Census Bureau
"Learn how U.S. Census serve the public as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."
"Founded in 2005, FlightAware was the first company to offer free flight tracking services for both private and commercial air traffic and quickly rose to become the most popular flight tracking service. FlightAware currently provides private aviation flight tracking in over 45 countries across North America, Europe, and Oceania, as well as global solutions for aircraft with datalink (satellite/VHF) via every major provider, including ARINC, Garmin, Honeywell GDC, Satcom Direct, SITA, and UVdatalink. FlightAware also continues to lead the industry in free, worldwide airline flight tracking and airport status for air travelers.
FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
"This list by the Food and Drug Administration provides information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. Visit this recall page to stay informed on the latest product recalls. Everything from recalled food, medical devices, cosmetics, drugs and more, will be listed with a brand name, product description, reason for recall, manufacturer, other details and a photo."
"popurls is the mother of news aggregators, a single page that encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the Internet."
Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab
"The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers - no matter what their skill level - with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Purdue Writing Lab serves the Purdue, West Lafayette, campus and coordinates with local literacy initiatives. The Purdue OWL offers global support through online reference materials and services."
"Allrecipes is the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos - all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks. Allrecipes makes it easy to find everyday recipes for chicken, make the perfect birthday cake, or plan your next holiday dinner."
Social Security Admin: Top 10 Baby Names For 2014
"Social Security's top ten baby names for 2014. Also presented are popular names by birth year and popularity of a name."
"A computational knowledge search engine."
"Satellite predictions and other astronomical data customized for your location."
"The world's largest scanner frequency and radio communications reference source."
"Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!"
"Free math problem solver answers your algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics homework questions with step-by-step explanations, just like a math tutor."
USA Today: 10 Historical Facts about Memorial Day
"USA Today: 10 historical facts about Memorial Day;"
U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs: Memorial Day
"Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time."
Collins Dictionary: Discover the New Scrabble Words
"Over 6,500 new words have been added to the Collins Official Scrabble Wordlist. Influenced by all parts of life including social media, slang, technology and food, plus English from around the world. Delve into some of the new words below and discover the full Wordlist."
LibriVox: Free Public Domain Audiobooks
"LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish" Related site: Project Gutenberg.
MIT OpenCourseWare: Free Online Course Materials
"MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge."
HowStuffWorks: How Air Conditioners Work
"Air conditioners make hot weather bearable. Learn about different kinds of air conditioners and check out air conditioner reviews and buying guides."
"Google Images. The most comprehensive image search on the web."
"Find high-quality images, photos, and animated GIFS with Bing Images."
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