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More stars than grains of sand in the world
Orig. posted 08.02.03
"There are more stars in the sky than all the grains of sand on every beach and in every desert on earth, according to an Australian National University astronomer who has made the most accurate calculation of star numbers to date."
January 14, 2005
Wow! Have you heard of the Nobel Prize? It's "the first
international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics,
chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. The prize consists of a medal, a
personal diploma, and a prize amount."
We found a place on cyberspace where you can visit and learn all about this
Anything Into Oil
Orig. posted 05.20.03
"Making oil and gas from hydrocarbon-based waste is a trick that Earth mastered long ago. However, Earth takes its own sweet time doing this—generally thousands or millions of years." In this article, Brad Lemley tells us about Thermal depolymerization machines which turbocharge the process. The result is that, "just converting all the U.S. agricultural waste into oil and gas would yield the energy equivalent of 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year." This is amazing! Read all about this breakthrough technology. [ Visit Website ]
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Would you like to see a woolly mammoth?
Orig posted 07.17.03
"Scientists in Japan are hopeful the long extinct woolly mammoth, a relative of today's elephant, may return to roam the earth once again." Click on the title for more information and to let us know what you think of this.
Spirit Lands on Mars and Sends Postcards
January 4, 2004
Can you believe it? "A traveling robotic geologist from NASA has landed on Mars
and returned stunning
images of the area around its landing site in Gusev Crater." Check JPL's site
for this article and the links you'll find at their site.
Robert Cailliau: How the WWW got its beginnings
Nov 6, 2003
Browsing through the web we stumbled upon a most interesting
article by Internet Computing. The man is Robert Cailliau and in 1990 he
proposed, with Tim Berners-Lee, a project which became the World Wide Web, the
"www" we all now type to access the internet. This is a fascinating interview by
IC's Editor-in-Chief, Charles Petrie, who recorded this dinner conversation with
Cailliau in November 1997. We use the WWW daily for either education,
entertainment, or shopping. It's good to learn how this medium of communication
got its beginning.
Should J.K. Rowling Receive the Nobel Prize?
July 20, 2003
Should J. K. Rowling be awarded the Nobel
Prize for Literature in 2004 for Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix? James T. Downey, an author, artist and owner of Legacy Art, talks about why J.K. Rowling
should receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Downey asks us to
consider: "Has anyone else done as much to re-invigorate reading in the last decade?"
A Sweet Treat with Steven Kellogg
Jan 14, 2003
The Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs hosted two events with Children's book author and illustrator Steven Kellogg on February 7 and 8, 2003. Friday evening, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. was geared for adults. It included a desert reception and lecture in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. Kellogg spoke for about 45 minutes, answered questions and signed books. This was a library fundraiser and the cost to attend was $10.
Sites Help Kids Start Volunteering
Jan 24, 2003
"Many children are looking for ways to volunteer in their communities. Some are doing it in response to President Bush’s call to service. Others are trying to fulfill school requirements mandating service hours. But finding the right volunteer situation for a child can be challenging. Luckily, the Internet can help." Check out this article by Jinny Gudmundsen, a nationally recognized children's software expert. It includes good links and explanations. [ Visit Website ]
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Feb 7, 2003
Recently we posted to the CCF site a wonderful new link we'd stumbled upon, http://www.4girls.gov. We'd found the 4girls.gov site while browsing thru the New Moon Publishing site, which strives to provide "resources to girls and the people who care about them." Today we came upon the actual press release dated August 1, 2002 where the Office on Women's Health of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services announced the launch of this wonderful new health web site for girls. Check out both the press release and all the links embedded in it!