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#1 Aaitch

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:59 PM

Click here: http://www.timesonli...icle6887649.ece

Any you can recommend?


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Posted 31 October 2009 - 06:49 PM

I think PBS is very good. I'm particularly interested in cosmology, and also quantum mechanics/electro-dynamics, and this site has some nice concise articles on my subjects. One of the problems with being in Spain is that I don't have access to recent publications free from the library, so have to rely on the web to keep me somewhat up to date.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:54 PM

Howstuff works is great, as the title implies it explains how things from the simple to the complex work.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:08 AM


I thought Id save those links here and make this a sticky topic for a while. Thanks Alan for posting them.
If you bought a computer a few years ago, it would invariably come with a free CD-Rom encyclopedia. At the time it seemed like a life-changer, but after an hour or two spent looking at ancient wildlife clips and a timeline about the Romans, the excitement wore off. Today's internet equivalents are bigger, faster and more interactive, whether you're helping youngsters with their homework or cramming for the pub quiz.


1 nationalgeographic.com
The American magazine covers a huge range of subjects, from space and the environment to animals and even world music (where you can listen to thousands of artists). What's shared is a passion for the living world. Inspiring stuff, brilliantly presented.


2 www.nasa.gov
Videos, podcasts, a vast photo archive, 3-D image files and pages for missions where you can view raw data as they stream in, make this a must for anyone with even a fleeting interest in space.


3 howstuffworks.com
Expertly written articles explaining everything under the sun, from how a Taser is put together to the history of the jeep. Hundreds of videos add to the experience.


4 discovery.com
It might be a giant plug for the Discovery Channel's roster of shows, but the dozens of microsites here are uniformly excellent. Links to the websites of sister channels (Military, Science and more) drive an even bigger wedge between you and any work you might have been thinking of doing.


5 smithsonianmag.com
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington is the world's largest museum complex, and its magazine is a rival to National Geographic. The associated website is a rich source of eye-opening good reads.


6 bbc.co.uk/nature
Possibly the best BBC microsite a simple collection of video clips. Choose from 370 animals to see related footage, and scare your friends when they walk in by playing the "what they sound like" widget. (Works better with tigers than rabbits.)


7 ted.com
TED is an organisation that invites inspirational people to an annual conference to share their thoughts on the world, technology, design and more. It videos the results and archives them here. Will keep you hooked for days.


8 arkive.org
Videos and photos that live up to the simple tagline "images of life on earth". Endangered species are a speciality; the promise is they will live on here if nowhere else.


9 historytoday.com
Once registered for free, you can browse through hundreds of articles culled from the popular magazine. They are sorted into categories and, despite the lofty academic credentials of the authors, are easily readable.


10 pbs.org
PBS is a publicly funded American TV channel with an emphasis on science, the arts and history. Watch entire shows or browse their excellent, richly detailed sites.



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Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:53 PM

Hi,

You can also get loads of fairly good (though American biased) information by downloading the CIA factbook - it's free (though large).

I'm avoiding putting the link up, but just google it.

It's great for school projects especially history & geography

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

Here's a site which explains a lot!


http://www.todayifoundout.com/


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:10 AM

Thats a really good site thanks Alan. So far Ive read about camels (really interesting) and how to increase the life of your razor blade (us girls need to shave our legs)

Going to bookmark it for finding out other useful tips. thum


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:08 PM

Here's a site offering an amazing array of documentaries - most categories covered; enjoy.


http://topdocumentar...gory/biography/


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

Watch, in real time aircraft movements throughout the world. Gives destination, airspeed and aircraft type along with ETA  

http://www.flightradar24.com/

 

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:40 AM

Another source of documentaries in HD

 

https://www.youtube....Ym8npv4zGqOAXU9

 

 

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