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Assessing Richard III The American Branch of the Richard III Society offers an excellent selection here of information about the famed King of England. The society focuses on this late medieval king, his role in the War of the Roses and the 15th century English culture in which he lived and reigned. From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Lakota Winter Counts What image would you draw to remember the winter of 2004-05? The fabulous Flash exihibit here presents the fascinating tradition of the Lakotas as they recorded 19th century winters on the great American plains. From the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian the exhibit was reviewed by the Scout Report. From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Sea Vent Viewer Take a look here at the seafloor world that thrives without sunlight on this superb web exhibit from the National Science Foundation. Thanks to the Scout Report. From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Join Einstein@Home Sign up here to have your computer join the search for data from extremely dense, rapidly rotating stars. You will get a celestial screen saver where a yellow marker like the symbol shown in this text will move to indicate where the search is underway. The project is part of the World Year of Physics [...] From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Grand Canyon Geology The handsome pages here illustrate the geologic layering of the Grand Canyon. Online for at least five years, this website is proof of the durability of excellent knowledge interfacing online. From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Auschwitz Flashback PBS has recast broadcast materials using the full pallet of digital expressive tools here to describe Auschwitz. The interactive Flash presentation is centered around the dreadful Nazi death camp and includes descriptions of what was going on at the time “inside the Nazi state.” From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Monmartre Black Cat Cafe Chat Noir (Black Cat) was the name of a Paris cafe that opened in 1881 and quickly became a gathering spot for avant-guard artists. The black cat theme appeared in some of their drawings and posters. The above image is from a poster by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen titled Tournée du Chat Noir. It is part [...] From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Sun and Moon at Lucerne MetroSuisse is the weather service of Switzerland. In their website here which is offered in Deutsch, Francais, Italiano and English, the Swiss weather guys have included a science section. There are great little with primers on topics like The Ten Main Cloud Types and Sun and Moon at Lucerne. Webpages like these from a legion [...] From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Clickable Croc - and wrestling, briefly The PBS crocodile page here has a clickable image with facts about croc anatomy. There is a lot more about these ancient and frightening reptile on related pages. The wrestling with crocs section quotes an expert on what it would be like to fall into the Nile amid a group of wild Nile crocodiles. He [...] From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Keep The Bears Out Learn how to keep bears from getting into trouble with garbage. The advice is from the AZA Web of North American zoos and acquariums that are leaders in conservation. AZA has a lot of interesting critter pages and facts. Did you know that the smallest mammal of all is Kitti’s hog-nosed bat? From Golden Swamp on April 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Helger Lipmaa Homepage This home page provides information about research into cryptography, papers in PDF and PostScript formats, and teaching materials, including lecture slides and tutorial exercises. These pages are produced by Helger Lipmaa, a professor of cryptology at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu (Estonia). His site also includes a list of pointers on cryptology with over 4500 links, and advice on how to write research papers. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 13, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Eli Biham Homepage This page features research by E. Biham into cryptography and cryptanalysis including academic papers in PostScript format, details of research projects including source code, slides and teaching material for students. Eli Biham is a lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Technion in Israel. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 13, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Laptops "Pumping Up The Volume" With USB Audio Gadget Does your laptop insult your ears with audio quality thinner than a supermodel on a carrott and cabbage diet? If so you may be interested to learn about the Audio Advantage Micro USB gadget. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 13, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Build a Solar System Generates scale sizes for objects in the solar system and distances between them given a size for the sun. Allows students to build accurate scale models of the solar system including moons. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 13, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Call for Papers: Teaching and Learning Online The editors of the UCFV Research Review invite you to contribute your work for the upcoming October, 2005 issue. The theme of this issue is teaching and learning online. As the underlying theme is the use of technology in the learning process, topics may include but are not limited to • theory and practice (in both K–12 and postsecondary education), • instructional design and application (including assessment), • applications including simulations and gaming, • cognitive processes and technology, • emerging theories of education in the online environment, and • challenges and issues (re From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 13, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Backing Australia's Ability - The Australian Government's Innovation Report 2004-05 - Real Results, Real Jobs The report found that Australian Government funding has assisted Australian scientists and researchers in developing world-first technologies including: an artificial knee; the production of functional foods with proven health benefits for the heart; tools that will enhance the severe thunderstorm warning service for the Australian public; and technology that will significantly reduce the costs of manufacturing thermoplastics. The report also highlighted support for the successful commercialisation of Australian inventions, such as the Virtual Critical Care Unit (ViCCUTM) which allows doctors From EdNA Online on April 13, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


The Antiquities of Wisconsin The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important published work, was the result of his interest in the Indian effigy mounds found on Wisconsin's Landscape. His research for the work was funded by the American Antiquarian Society and it was published in the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge series. Antiquities includes 92 pages of text, illustrated with 61 wood engravings, and 55 lithographed plates. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries (citation database) This citation database is intended to assist researchers who are planning to use European libraries and archives. The focus is on materials found in western European repositories from the Atlantic area eastward. Included are all kinds of archival and library resources available in western Europe; thus the scope of the project includes resources useful for researchers studying Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, as well as for researchers studying Europe. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Ibero-American Electronic Text Series The Ibero-American Electronic Text Series is a project developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to Iberian and Latin American works in the humanities. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Jónas Hallgrímsson, Selected Poetry and Prose This Web site is intended to make available, through interactive technology, a wide range of materials that will enable interested persons to familiarize themselves with the work of the Icelandic poet and natural scientist Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) and to have at their fingertips resources contributing to an understanding and appreciation of that work. Jónas is generally acknowledged to be the most important and influential Icelandic poet of modern times. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Literature Collection The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities including texts translated from Nordic languages, untranslated Spanish texts, and poetry. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Sub-collections or individual resources include: Nordic Translation Series | Robert Louis Stevenson's Fables | The Wisconsin Literary Magazine | Selected Works of Edith Nash | The Robert Southey Collection From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Parenthood in America The papers and reports in Parenthood in America represent the proceedings of a national conference held in Madison, Wisconsin in April, 1998. The purpose of the conference was "to accord parenthood the status it deserves in our society." The focus was on parenthood as a developmental process through which parents and children grow together, enhanced by the support of the families, their communities and society. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Portal to Asian Internet Resources The Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources. Committed to directing users to Asian area content in the humanities and social sciences, the PAIR Project is supported by an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


PrimateLit The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to present and includes all publication categories and many subject areas such as behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Ravenstein Atlas des Deutschen Reichs The Atlas des Deutschen Reichs by Ludwig Ravenstein is relatively rare in libraries of the United States. Besides Germany, the maps of this atlas also cover the bordering portions of present-day Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Switzerland. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Science Collection The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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