Sites Worth Looking At

Last Updated: February 2, 2014

A Journey Through Cosmic Time & Space ~ An interactive infographic that take one through our journey toward understanding the nature of our universe.  It began thousands of years ago and had its roots in religion and philosophy. Around 2,300 years ago, careful observers in the Mediterranean deduced that the Earth must be round and must orbit the sun. When Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei invented the astronomical telescope some 1,900 years later, it was finally possible to make precise observations about the planets and stars.

Climate Hot Map ~ Interactive map showing global warming effects around the World

Chrome Experiments ~ Chrome Experiments is a showcase for creative web experiments, the vast majority of which are built with the latest open technologies, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. All of them were made and submitted by talented artists and programmers from around the world.

Conflict History

Deep Time ~ An interactive history of the Earth using a 12 hour clock analogy.

earth ~ is a project to visualize global weather conditions. The main components of the project are: (1) a script to download and process Global Forecast System weather data in GRIB2 format from the National Centres for Environmental Prediction, NOAA / National Weather Service (2) a GRIB2 to JSON converter (see the grib2json project) (3) scripts to push site files to Amazon S3 for static hosting (4) a browser app that interpolates the data and renders an animated wind map. Go here for more information but first check out earth

Endangered Languages Project ~ is an online resource to record, access, and share samples of and research on endangered languages, as well as to share advice and best practices for those working to document or strengthen languages under threat.

English Dialects in North America ~ Based on pronunciation patterns there are 8 major English dialect areas in North America.  Where do you fit in?

Geological Time ~ A very cool interactive Time Line from the Smithsonian.

Get Drunk Not Fat ~ is a site that lists and ranks alcohol based on amount of included alcohol % versus calorie content.

Global Language Monitor ~ GLM continues to be cited hundreds of times by the leading print and electronic media the world over. In fact, the worldwide print and electronic media have come to rely on The Global Language Monitor for its expert analysis on cultural trends and their subsequent impact on various aspects of culture.

Google Art Project ~ Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ~ is indexed by chronology, geography, theme, & subject. Links to world regions, timelines, thematic essays, works of art, & the general index provide methods for more directed research. The bibliography is comprised of over 3,000 Metropolitan Art publications and by other publications whose primary focus is on Metropolitan Museum.

Literature Map ~ Pick an Author you like and it recommends other Authors

Mapping Anthropology ~ is a UC Berkeley Project. You can perform searches on the entire collection of dissertations performed in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley since 1901. Where avialable, direct links to the Berkeley library holdings and complete UMI digital texts are displayed for each record.

Music Map ~ Like Literature Map above, pick an artist you enjoy and it will display other artists you'll likely appreciate. 

Newspaper Map ~ Using Google Maps, displays major newspapers & which language throughout the world

The Ocean Health Index ~ is a new, comprehensive measure of the ocean’s overall condition – one that treats people and nature as integrated parts of a healthy system.

Old Maps Online ~ is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.  It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.

Plane Finder ~ Plane Finder works by picking up ADS-B plane feeds used by commercial and private planes to transmit their name, position, call sign, status and lots more.  Their servers add additional information such as departure airport, destination and photos for presentation on and in their Plane Finder apps.

Radio Active Orchestra ~ Consists of 3175 radioactive isotopes. You can listen and make music with most of them.

Retronaut ~ The Past is a foreign country.  This is your passport. 

Sequence ~ Is an experiment in musical composition. Adopting a biological metaphor, you can create and combine musical lifeforms resulting in an organic, dynamic composition.  An automatic diet planner

The Tree of Life ~ Clicking on taxon (species/groups) names in this interactive chart will show a description of the group, provide links to information about the various taxa (including photographs, lists of species, range maps, etc.), and highlight the respective clade (common ancestors).

This Isn't Happiness ~ This is an art scrapbook of links more than images, Rated PG-13. Art Photography Design & Disappointment™

Two Foods ~  Compare calories, carbs, fat & protein between two differences choices.  Easy & quick. 

World Life Expectancy Map ~ The World Life Expectancy site's stated purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on this subject while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use.