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Internet Connection Speed test offers an accurate upload and download speed comparison to any number of locations in the world.

 

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Molecular Expressions: Exploring the World of Optics and Microscopy. This website features acclaimed photo galleries that open up the unseen world of optical microscopy. Everything from protons and plants to insects, parasites, and ceramic superconductors are explored. Many exhibits are interactive. You will have to delve down through a few links to get to interesting material, but it is worth it. The Powers of Ten exhibit is a good starting place.

 
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Astronomy Picture of the Day  Spectacular photographs of our universe annotated by professional astronomers. Also, browse the extensive archive of online astronomical pictures.

 

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Google Search Engine  Great for scouring the web for text, images, interest groups, and late-breaking news. Subject groups are also categorized into an easy to browse directory structure.

 

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Frantisek Staud's Japan Photos  A master photographer's impressions of Japan.

 

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Cheap Books Delivered  If you are an ardent reader, then this is the place to find reasonably priced books.

 

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The Nizkor Project  An in-depth analysis of the Nazi Holocaust. Amateur historians will find this interesting.

 

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Holocaust Remembrance Site  Professionally done personal memorial site. Worth a visit.

 

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PC Pitstop  Pull your computer in here and give it several diagnostic tests, a tune-up, and recommendations for performance and security enhancements.

 

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Houdini tribute site  Harry Houdini's extraordinary life and times. Fascinating!

 

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How safe are you from a nuclear blast?  Enter your desired megatonnage, your coordinates, then detonate and analyze the results. Thought provoking!

 

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Library of Congress's Panoramic Images of America 1851-1991  Historic America as only the Library of Congress can present it. Check out the fashions on the bathing beauties!

 

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The Ultimate Reference Desk  Here you will find dictionaries, news, facts, puzzles, search engines, encyclopedias, advice, maps, just for fun!, and more . . . .

 

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BearShare P2P File procurer  Get started sharing files (and possibly music) over the Internet. Peer 2 Peer networks work best with a broadband Internet connection, but it will still work with a slower speed connection. And the best thing about it: it is FREE, unless you want to upgrade to BearShare Pro and, for a reasonable fee, do away with the advertisements.

 

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Webster & Stevens Historical Photo Collection presented by Seattle's Museum of History and Industry. (Click inside the MOHAI'S Seattle and King County Images Box, then enter "Webster" or "Stevens") Photographs of the Pacific Northwest region from the late 19th to mid 20th century, with emphasis on the Seattle, Washington area. Nice collection!

 

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The Coral Castle  Ed Leedskalnin said he knew the secrets of how they built the pyramids. So, Ed, at 5ft. and 100 lbs., crafted, single handedly, a Florida castle from thousands of tons of dense coral. Modern engineers are stymied as to how he carved out and transported the multi-ton blocks and compare his monumental accomplishment to Stonehenge or the ancient pyramids. When asked, Ed said, "I understand the laws of weight and leverage."

 

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Japanese Castle and Traditional House photographs  Beautiful images of the great castles and traditional houses of Japan.

 

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GRC Shields Up  Do you wonder if hackers have been fooling around inside your box (computer)? Or, if your computer is less than safe while logged on to the Internet? Check your Internet security vulnerabilities here. Free security scan with loads of information and recommendations.

 

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Japanorama  Dr. J. Larry Stockton's potpourri links page to everything you ever wanted to know about Japan.

 

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Stockton's Japan Links  More extensive links to Japanese government, business, news, arts, language, and more.

 

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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog  Over a million of the finest prints and photographs in the United States. From Ansel Adams and the Civil War to the Wright Brothers. (Usually, Browse: Subject and format headings, or Preview: All the Images.)

 

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Children Hard Labor Photos  Lewis Hine documented the plight of laboring children during the Victorian and Edwardian eras in America. His pictures helped turn the tide against abuse of children in the workplace. (follow the links: Occupations - States - How much did they Earn? above the introduction.)

 

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The Shadowlands  Ghosts stories, cryptozoology, UFOs, mysteries and the unknown. It's all here. I particularly like browsing the TRUE ghost stories under Ghosts and Hauntings\Real Ghost Experiences. If your inventory of scary tales just isn't working with the children or grandkids like they used to, then here is your source for new material--guaranteed to get results!

 

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Artcyclopedia  Most of us can't make it to where all the masterworks are exhibited; however, this is the next best alternative. Search by artist, title, museum, movement, medium, subject, or nationality. Great site for art aficionados.

 

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Four Weeks to a Better Back is an E-book by Dr. John Chiu. This is a great online book about back pain relief from a leading Neurosurgeon. Back pain strikes everyone at some time in their lives. This guide will show you how to prevent it, or deal with it.

 

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