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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 2022

Previous Archives

5/1/22    NASA: Reliving the Wright Way
5/2/22    A Moment in Time
   "A Moment In Time has been making history come alive to all audiences (history enthusiasts and novices, alike) with its brief and succinct segments on all the important events of human history. The A Moment In Time team is always working to make the story of the past and its impact on the world today more accessible to a wide audience."
5/3/22    15 Bizarre Museums in the United States
   The beauty of a road trip is that you can do anything that strikes your fancy, whether that’s sitting down at all of the best barbecue spots in Texas or taking the time to hit the waves at the best surfing spots up and down California’s Pacific Coast Highway. The most intrepid explorers of America’s byways, though, will opt for destinations slightly less mainstream. From strange collections to macabre displays to downright odd odes to quintessentially American foods, here are 16 bizarre and entertaining museums to add to your next road trip.
5/4/22    World Radio Map
   "World Radio Map is a website that lists AM/FM radio stations by their real broadcasting frequencies and enables you to tune in directly from your browser, with no download required. It's also a place to find information about main transmitters and towers' basic technical data and many radio-related links. World Radio Map covers all the major cities of the world, from Chicago to Acapulco, from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, from Moscow to Tel Aviv, from Shanghai to Melbourne ... Now you can listen online to all radio stations from these cities and thousands more from all over the World for free!
5/5/22    The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island: Passenger Search
   "Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger records from ships that brought the immigrants - even see the original manifests with passengers' names."
5/6/22    The Discoverer: Every U.S. National Park Ranked
   According to the Department of Interior, the goal of the National Park Service is, and has always been, to keep our wild places protected and unimpaired for future generations. To that end, more than 400 areas and 84 million acres spanning all 50 states and several unincorporated territories of the United States, protect America's greatest natural treasures. With 61 of those wilderness areas toting National Park designation, it can be tricky trying to pick which park to visit. So, to help you determine which parks should be higher on your bucket list, The Discoverer ranked each park based on their overall accessibility, facilities and accommodations, trails and attractions, crowds, and, of course, overall 'wow' factor, which we measured by photo ops and stunning scenery."
5/7/22    SSEC: Earth's Current Temps/Clouds
   "The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is an internationally known research and development center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a history of remote sensing innovation spanning more than 50 years, SSEC develops and utilizes space-, aircraft- and ground-based instrumentation to collect and analyze observations of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and other planetary atmospheres to improve our understanding of weather, climate, and atmospheric processes. SSEC is a world leader in developing the algorithms and designing the ground and archive systems necessary to process atmospheric data collected from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms."
5/8/22    Google Sightseeing
   Amazing satellite and aerial images from Google Earth, and the funniest sightings on Google Maps Street View. Why bother seeing the world for real?
5/9/22    U.S. Energy Information Administration:U.S. Imports of Petroleum by Country of Origin
   U.S. EIA lists all of the countries where our petroleum imports originate from in one easy to understand chart.
5/10/22    Monumental Trees
   Trees around us can be remarkable because of a number of reasons: some can be very large or tall, others are old or simply very beautiful. On this site thousands of photos, measurements, and location details of often unknown monumental trees can be found of many species, like giant sequoia, oak trees, sweet chestnut trees, and many others.
5/11/22    Layoff Tracker
   Tracking all tech startup layoffs — and lists of employees laid off — since COVID-19.
5/12/22    All the Wordle-Type Games
   All the wordle-type guessing games in one convenient location.
5/13/22    An open database of 31,963,085 free scholarly articles.
   We harvest Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make it easy to find, track, and use.
5/14/22    Recipe Hunt
   Browse Hunt's complete recipe collection to get inspiration for your next meal, event, or gathering.
5/15/22    Cancer Fact Finder
   The FactFinder provides accurate and reliable information about what does and does not cause cancer. We achieve this by summarizing the best scientific evidence-based information available from studies in humans and share this research with the public.
5/16/22    Discover and enjoy food trucks near you
   Sizzzle is a crowd-sourced review, social, and ordering platform that connects customers with small businesses. Customers can discover their favorite food trucks and street vendors and mobile business owners can gain exposure.
5/17/22    Disaster Preparation and Recovery
   Preparing for a disaster can reduce the fear, anxiety and losses that disasters cause. A disaster can be a natural disaster, like a hurricane or tornado. It might also be man-made, like a terrorist attack or chemical spill. You should know the risks and danger signs of different types of disasters. You should also have a disaster plan. Be ready to evacuate your home, and know how to treat basic medical problems. Make sure you have the insurance you need, including special types, like flood insurance.
5/18/22    Lizard Point Educational Quizes
   Lizard Point Quizzes is a small family-run business, in southern Ontario, Canada. They have been providing free and fun educational content since 1997.
5/19/22    Maps All Through the Ages
   From stone age to medieval mercantilism to the upcoming age of AI and automation, mapping and cartography has been at the core of human endeavor and enterprise, fueling innovation and disruption, connectivity and rivalry.
5/20/22    Shark Tracker
   OCEARCH is a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean while open sourcing our research and explorations. Open sourcing and inclusion at every level, and in real-time, allows the world to participate in our projects while being aware of the developing science.
5/21/22    Flight Penguin
   With Flight Penguin, you get a simple, time-based way to search for flights, and it pulls in results from multiple sites.
5/22/22    Diversity Wiki
   We help people like you to find the right support and network that power yourself.
   Define the items your group needs for your next trip, festival or gathering and let the people decide who can bring what. Never have more than necessary and less than needed!
5/24/22    WhistleOut: Compare Cell Plans
   Compare cell phones and cell phone plans, tablets and tablet plans with our hand built technology. WhistleOut is comprehensive, fast, free and easy so you can get the right deal and buy happy.
5/25/22    Find Your Homes Climate Risks
   Past events, current risks, and future projections based on peer-reviewed research from the world’s leading flood, fire, and climate modelers.
5/26/22    BioDigital
   The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform. A truly astounding collection of more than 5,000 3D anatomy and health condition models to help you gain a far better understanding of the human body than ever before, all directly from your iPhone and iPad.
5/27/22    Monkeypox statistics
   Monkeypox statistics and tracker, updates daily.
5/28/22    Discover What People Are Asking About
   AnswerThePublic listens into autocomplete data from search engines then quickly cranks out every useful phrase and question people are asking around your keyword.
5/29/22    American's Biggest Concerns
   Understanding how the most important issues facing the country factor into voters’ lives — including what they really know about the issues — is exactly what FiveThirtyEight aims to do here.
5/30/22    Memorial Day Facts, Traditions, Meaning, and More
   Take a moment to learn the true meaning of Memorial Day. It’s important to recognize the difference between this federal holiday and Veterans Day (especially to vets). Also, learn why it was originally called Decoration Day, why the red poppy is a symbol, and when to fly the flag.
5/31/22    Marine Traffic
   MarineTraffic Live Ships Map allows you to discover information and vessel positions for vessels around the world. Search the MarineTraffic ships database of more than 550000 active and decommissioned vessels or find locations of ports and ships using the near Real Time ships map.

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