Great government & university science sites:
and NOAA Magazine (http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/).
These government sites provide rich resources for both the weather
and the oceans.
EPA, along with its Explorer's Club
for kids (http://www.epa.gov/).
This government site is a good place to start looking for information
on basic environmental awareness and policy.
This is the homepage for the government's Center for Disease Control.
A terrific source for health-related articles.
Exploring the Nanoworld (http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/edetc/index.html).
This site is chock full of movies illustrating several amazing aspects
Other inspired science/tech sites:
Bedford Research Foundation (http://www.bedfordresearch.org).
This site is the real deal -- a site attached to a working lab doing
groundbreaking research on stem cells, prostate cancer and infectious
MAKE magazine (http://www.makezine.com/).
This is one of my favorite magazines, with tons of educational and
extremely fun projects, all inexpensive. As soon as this magazine
hits my front stoop, my kids and I pick our favorites and start
Now is the Time (http://www.open-site.org/now-is-the-time/). It's time to go back to space!
A great site for kids, with fun animations that explore all sorts
of questions. New topics are added frequently in six categories
(health, science, tech, math, English, social studies). Fun for
the whole family.
Delivers fascinating and engaging science facts daily to your email,
and offers an extensive archive of science facts online. Topics
are diverse and range from the human mind to nanotechnology, and
from basic scientific concepts to the latest discoveries.
Women in Science (
http://www.the-science-lab.com/Women/Women.html). Women's resources - a
directory of women related science websites.
Minding the Planet (http://www.novaspivack.com/).
An eclectic look at science, computing and the internet.
Panda's Thumb (http://www.pandasthumb.org/). A chronicle of the ongoing battle between Darwinism and creationism.
Articles about biology, medicine and politics:
Creation of male/female embryos shows need for federal oversight
July 13, 2003
Why use male cells in female embryos? This is just simple (if naive)
practicality: Y chromosomes can be distinguished with a quick and
inexpensive test. If the implanted cells became incorporated into
the embryo, they would be easy to spot. So [Norbert Gleicher]'s team
placed up to three male cells into female embryos that were 21 days old.
Of Pharmers and Chimeras
August 6, 2002
The green fields that ostentatiously carpet the hills of Scotland
are home to the drug factories of the Roslin Institute. These factories
produce only a modest amount of gas, and nobody in the neighborhood
is complaining. After all, these 'factories' are sheep, genetically
engineered to produce human proteins in their milk.
June 18, 2002
Bush's bioethics czar Leon Kass wants to criminalize lifesaving
medical research because it violates the natural order of things.
Would he have opposed wiping out smallpox?
Videomaker articles about computer graphics, video and DVD:
Dissecting a Digital Camcorder
Watch over a video technician's shoulder as
he lays out all of a camcorder's parts -- from lens to CCD to record
head -- but don't try this at home!
Author Your Own Director's Cut on DVD
Making video for DVD isn't like producing for
VHS. It's a whole new ball game!
Computer Editing: Introduction to Computer
Today's powerful animation software can help
you create dazzling animation productions.
Keying DV Without Getting the Blue-screen
How to overcome the problems associated with
keying digital video.
Talk to Me! Making Animals Talk for
A behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood makes
Hollywood's Dark Secret: Shooting Day
Go behind the scenes of a fictional, low-budget
horror flick and discover how to produce nighttime shots during
Magic Morphing: Setting Freeze Frames
A student's idea to infuse frozen instants-in-time
with visual movement led to a cutting-edge Hollywood effect.
Image Stabilization: EIS/OIS
Explore some of the different techniques that
are used to stabilize images, and get some ideas for putting this
miraculous technology to work.
Tune Your PC For Editing Video
Retrofitting a computer for nonlinear editing
can be frightening. But, if it's done right, the payoff is worth
it. Watch as we configure a Windows/Intel PC for nonlinear and see,
step-by-step, just how to set up your home computer for video editing.
Bit by Bit - Digital Takes Over
Digital video is more popular than ever. Does
it warrant the hype? Dr. Mylar explains the virtues of the digital
Hollywood's Secrets Revealed: A Look
at Special Effects in the Movies, Yesterday and Today
Look inside the creation of some of Tinsel Town's
special effects wizardry.
Digital Video & FireWire Made Simple
When digital video (DV) is combined with FireWire,
you have everything you need to edit great quality videos. Dr. Cathode
answers your questions about this new technology that's creating
an exciting upheaval in the video world.
Digital Video 101
Digital video is only a decade old, but already
it has turned the video world inside-out. Here's a helpful primer
on digital video basics.
Animation – the word conjures images of everything
from moving 3D logos to spectacular outer space battles. Join Scott
Anderson as he explores the software that can make animation a reality
for your next video.
Desktop Video: Computer-generated Video
Add some computer-generated video to your next
Desktop Video: Singing the NTSC Red-green
Singing the NTSC Red-green Blues, or does NTSC
really stand for "Never Twice the Same Color?"
Desktop Video: Bundles of Joy
Taking a deeper look at software and hardware
Desktop Video: Logging Tapes
Logging doesn't have to be so hard.
Desktop Video: Tips for Terrific Titles
Tips for adding some punch to your video titles.
Desktop Video: Linear vs. nonlinear
Linear vs. nonlinear: what are the tradeoffs?
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