A database of “useful biological numbers,” complete with a search engine and full citations. If you need to know how many skin cells the human body has or the estimated number of insects on the Earth at a given moment, then this resource has what you need.
“The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.”–From the website. Valuable economic data available for countries from around the world.
“Fast facts and stats about all 50 states in this online almanac. Material is organized into the following chapters. Most info is available in both PDF and XLS formats”-From the site.
Thanks to Christina Barnes, from Business/Sciences, for this entry.
“Welcome to E-Stats – the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.”–from the website.
“Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.”–From the website.
Click on a state name at the bottom of the page to view facts, statistics and key geographic concepts as they relate to census reporting. This will certainly come in handy as the full 2010 Census data is released.
According to a Harris Survey, 1 in 6 Americans now own an e-reader, which is 15% of the population, and 15% more of Americans say that they will be getting an e-reader in the next six months.