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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

MAY 2021

Previous Archives

5/1/21    How Nuclear Power Works
   To some, nuclear energy offers a clean energy alternative that frees us from the shackles of fossil fuel dependence. To others, it summons images of disaster: quake-ruptured Japanese power plants belching radioactive steam, the dead zone surrounding Chernobyl's concrete sarcophagus. But what happens inside a nuclear power plant to bring such marvel and misery into being?
5/2/21    Earth Science Picture of the Day
   "The Earth Science Picture of the Day highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions, and relevant links."
5/3/21    High-Resolution Mars Map
   Check out this high-resolution 3D image of Mars thanks to NASA, Ames Research Center.
5/4/21    More Than Just Parks
   More than Just Parks was created to be the best online resource for everything National Parks and Public Lands. They create visually stunning national park guides, award-winning short films, breathtaking photos, and insightful tips to make your next national park trip the best.
5/5/21    See a Satellite Tonight
   Satellites are visible in the night sky. No telescope is required if you know where to look. Find out here.
5/6/21    Donate to India Covid Relief
   The Covid-19 second wave has had a disastrous impact on us all living in India. The product community is coming together for providing Covid-relief and trying to ease the suffering of families caught in the eye of the pandemic storm - with donations from you.
5/7/21    Blinking Lighthouse Map
   A Blinking Map of the World's Lighthouses. This map is alive with the beauty of lighthouse signals. The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
5/8/21    The Open Video Project
   the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.
5/9/21    This Day in Music
   "On this day in music, provides information on musicians who were born, their recordings, gigs, deaths, chart positions, and significant events on this day. The site provides information on the #1 / No.1 singles or #1 / No.1 Albums for the UK, US, German, Canadian, and Australia. The site is updated daily with events from all the major rock and pop artists such as The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin to today's artists like The Killers, Lady Ga Ga, Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, and Leona Lewis."
5/10/21    Light Box
   "LightBox, a new blog by TIME's photo department, will explore how photography, video, and the culture of images define today's world. This blog will be our opportunity to give you a daily behind-the-scenes look at our photography as well as inspiring new projects. We want to immerse you in the visual side of the news and highlight photography that pushes boundaries in the art world. As part of our regular features, we'll include the backstory from photoshoots, firsthand accounts from photographers in the field, profiles of legendary image-makers, photo essays, and more."
5/11/21    National Consumers League
   "The National Consumers League is America's oldest consumer organization, representing consumers and workers on marketplace and workplace issues since our founding in 1899. NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information."
5/12/21    Starlink Satellite Tracker
   Calculate when you can see the SpaceX Starlink satellites above your location.
5/13/21    Map of Reddit
   Each dot on the map is a subreddit. Two dots within the same cluster are usually close to each other if multiple users frequently leave comments on both subreddits.
5/14/21    Drive and Listen to Local Radio
   Listen to local radio stations while driving through the cities around the world.
5/15/21    Labor Action Tracker
   The goal of our project is to provide a comprehensive database of strike and labor protest activity across the United States to better inform and support labor movement activists, policymakers, and scholars.
5/16/21    MicroCOVID Project
   This calculator lets you estimate COVID risk and find effective safety measures for customizable situations. Examples: how risky is a trip to my grocery store? What's the safest way to see a friend? How much would it help to wear a better mask at my workplace?
5/17/21    Go For A Virtual Bike Ride
   Nikolaj Juhlsen combines his interest in MTB and videography to create a stunning video of how it is to take a ride. Enjoy the original sound and the beautiful scenery.
5/18/21    101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your House
   Like many people, we've had to hit pause on our travel plans for the time being, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking about all the places we’ve been—and all the places we hope to get to sometime soon. After all, so much of travel trickles into our lives both before and after a big trip, whether it’s the hours we spend scouring the internet for inspiration on where to go next, or the ways a place influences us long after we’ve left, from the food we cook and the souvenirs we fill our homes with to the music we listen to. “It’s important to remember that travel is also a state of mind,” U.S. editor Jesse Ashlock wrote last week. “And that you don’t necessarily have to go far away to feel far away.” With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of 101 ways to travel without leaving your house, which we hope will help you feel entertained, a little more inspired, and, most importantly, a little more connected with the rest of the world.
5/19/21    6 Scams that Prey on the Elderly
   Many scams are universal, from the IRS imposter who calls and threatens to arrest you if you don’t pay your taxes, to phishing emails that trick you into sending sensitive data or downloading malware onto your computer. But some types of fraud target older adults specifically or affect them disproportionately.
5/20/21    Buy Nearby
   Buy Nearby is a chrome extension that recommends local businesses! While browsing through Amazon or eBay, the chrome extension will show nearby businesses tailored to what you were previously searching for. Help your community during challenging times by supporting the businesses near you.
5/21/21    Google Art Project
   "Experience the world's museums from your home. Get closer to art! Simply select a museum from the homepage and then either choose 'Explore the museum' or 'View Artwork'. Once you are on the main site use the drop-down menus or the side info bar to navigate between artworks and museums. Finally, create and share your collections online."
   "Join to learn something new every day with 20,000+ online video lessons on crafts, code, tech, music, health, food, etc. from expert teachers."
5/23/21    Library of Congress: Chronicling America
   "Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present."
5/24/21    Information Please Almanac
   "Compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures on everything you need to know."
5/25/21    FBI: Wanted by the FBI
   "Protect your family, your local community, and the nation by helping the FBI catch wanted terrorists and fugitives. You can also help reunite missing persons of all ages with their loved ones. Rewards are offered in some cases. Use the Search Center below to find specific cases."
5/26/21    Drop a Raindrop and Watch Where It Goes
   This uses USGS NHDPlus data and their NLDI API to visualize the path of a rain droplet from any point in the contiguous United States to its endpoint (usually the ocean, sometimes the Great Lakes, Canada/Mexico, or another inland water feature). It'll find the closest river/stream flowline coordinate to a click/search and then animate along that flowline's downstream path.
5/27/21    Car Design History
   Who designed a particular car and how did it relate to other cars of the time? Here you can see all of these cars throughout time with relevant information?
5/28/21    Map of the Internet
   Inspired by the design of historical maps, this project aims to concisely, but still, comprehensively visualize the current state of the World Wide Web, and document the largest and most popular websites throughout 2020-2021, along with their countless aspects and features.
5/29/21    Earth-Wind Map
   "An animated map of global wind conditions. Rotate globe with your mouse to see different angles." Related site: U.S. Wind Map.
5/30/21    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Memorial Day History
   "The history of Memorial Day as presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs."
5/31/21    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."

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