PLX.box

2009-02-01

Science_123

Entry: Exploration and Discover
Focus: Exploratorium



Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics, that makes us one of the most visited museum Web sites in the world.
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http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Technology_120

Entry: Vintage Science
Focus: NOAA



The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the descendant of America's oldest science agencies, the Survey of the Coast formed in 1807, the Weather Service formed in 1870, and the forerunner of today's National Marine Fisheries Service formed in 1871. The foundation built by these great organizations has given rise to an agency whose realm extends from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the sea, whose concern for life in the sea extends from microscopic creatures to the great whales, and whose reach in time extends from thousands of years in the past to decades in the future with global change studies and observations.
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http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

Technology_119

Entry: Word Clouds
Focus: Wordle



Wordle is a toy for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
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http://www.wordle.net/