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October/November 2006
by Dave Allan and Steve Wilson, Fairview College (Flight Level 350)

If you like planes then check out this website.  They have archival footage of all sorts of planes doing plane things from all over the world.  Most of the site is available only to members, but you can still experience quite a bit of flying for free.


(Tempus Fugit: Time Flies-An Online Exhibition)

What is time?  Is time a scientific phenomenon that can be universally measured and catalogued?  Or do different cultures interpret time in their own unique ways?  This two-part online exhibition explores the concept of time in works of art dating from 900 BCE to the 20th century.  All works featured are in the Museum's collection.

(Alaska Volcano Observatory)

The Alaska Volcano Observatory website is overwhelmingly jam packed full of information about all of the states currently and past active volcanoes.  Within the site there is literally hours of imagery and information to sift through.  There are live webcams monitoring the currently active volcanoes.  There is a searchable image bank where you can select criteria of images to display.  There are clickable maps that allow you to view the state by region and select the volcanoes within. (Missouri Skies)

This is a simple little website dedicated to the skies of Missouri.  It is loaded full of images to explore. (Cornell Bird Guide)

Of course it is always about the pictures, but this excellent online bird guide also has sound.  You can listen to the calls of each bird species listed.  Of course there is all of the traditional info about diet, behaviour, and conservation. (Mars Today)

Wow, an entire website devoted to the daily happenings on Mars.  Check out the great photos and accompanying stories. (Composting Guide)

Compost is one of nature's best mulches and soil amendments and this website will tell you all you need to know about the science of composting.  It talks about different techniques, composting different materials, troubleshooting if your compost is having trouble, and a bonus section on 50 organic gardening tips.  All in all, a pretty informative site on composting. (Hockey Story)

Just because hockey is right around the corner, I thought I would throw this media clip in here. (Skype)

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world.  Also, until the end of the year you can make free calls to landlines and mobiles in the US and Canada from Skype.  If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls.  Just like instant messengers, you can also use Skype to chat, and not just with one other person at a time, but with up to 100 people in a group chat.  Skype works on most kinds of computers.  Skype automatically encrypts calls, chats and file transfers before sending it through the internet so no one can intercept your call, text or file transfer. And it’s completely free of advertising, so you won’t be disturbed by annoying pop-ups or banners.


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