Archive | April 2010

10 Emerging Technologies in 2010

http://www.technologyreview.com/tr10/

Technology Review offers its list of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2010, which include solar fuel, green concrete, and engineered stem cells.

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EarthTrends : Environmental Information

http://earthtrends.wri.org/

“Welcome to EarthTrends, an online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives responsible decisions by governments and individuals, EarthTrends offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats.”–From the Website.

OurDocuments.gov

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&

This website contains the images and text of 100 milestone documents that chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.  There are thumbnail images of each of the document that can help you naviagate them.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/

“The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. We have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.”–From the Website.  Loans are available but fees are charged.

USGS Photo Glossary of Volcanic Terms

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/images/pglossary/index.php

From the USGS Volcano Hazards Program this is a helpful glossary with good photographs of the terms covered.

Where’s My Refund?

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96596,00.html

“Refund information for the most current tax year that you filed will generally be available 72 hours after we acknowledge receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return”–From this IRS Website.  From here on this site you can check the current status of your refund.

StopFraud.gov : Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

http://www.stopfraud.gov/

“The task force is improving efforts across the government and with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets”–From the Website.   Financial fraud can be reported from here.

Executive PayWatch 2010

http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/

The AFL/CIO offers this database of the pay executives receive at many, many companies.

Finding your web-identity

www.webmii.com

We have all done it.  We all have googled ourselves or someone we know.  This website searches your name across Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Bing, and then places the name into relevant categories while searching the site.

Finding your next great book

www.bookseer.com

This site is very helpful when customers or even staff members have finished a great book and want another book that is comparable.  Only the title and the author of the first book is needed to be able to get the website’s recommendations.

Childstats.gov : Forum on Child and Family Statistics

http://www.childstats.gov/

“The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.”–From the Website