Cyberdogs & Cool Kids Welcome What did one wall say to the other wall? Let's meet at the corner! They probably mean the Fleabusters' Kids Corner. At www.fleabuster.com/Kids/kids.html being in the DogHouse means strolling through a gallery of pet photos. The DogHouse host, Sampson - a cat no less - shows off his personal web page and would love to hear from you. Color pictures, play word games or tickle your funny bone with jokes and riddles. You can even submit photos of your own pet. Your favorite joke may not appear, so you are welcome to submit it. Others, like you, are always adding to the site, so meet me at the corner for the latest laughs, photos and lots of doggone fun.
The Science of Brains, A Study of Nerves Did you know that information travels 120 meters per second in the nervous system? That's 250 miles per hour! At http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html you can find out cool facts about your brain and challenge your friends! The taste of warm chocolate chip cookies, the memory of a day at the zoo, the pain of twisting your ankle: You experience these things because of the three pounds of tissue in your head - your BRAIN! Visit Neuroscience for Kids and make a model of the brain, learn to improve your memory, play fun games and conduct cool experiments.
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1. Neuroscience for Kids has the nerve to teach us about what?
Dear Eric: CU-SeeMe is better than TV on the Internet and anyone can use it. With the CU-SeeMe software and a camera, you can hook up to a server computer called a "reflector" to see other people at their desktop computers. The Global Schoolhouse Project has used the CU-SeeMe software to put together students from around the world. They work on projects with real scientists who are studying the same thing. It's not expensive but it does take more bandwidth than a regular modem connection allows. For more information, check out www.globalschoolnet.org.
Dear Amy: What does http://www. mean? It's always there before you start anything on the internet. --Michaela, Birmingham, AL
Dear Michaela: As you know, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the Internet address of a Web site. The "http" at the beginning of the URL tells your computer to speak a special language called Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (http), which is the language of the World Wide Web. The :// (colon, slash, slash) separates the protocol from the rest of the address. The "www" isn't required. It's just a common name that Webmasters use to identify their World Wide Web (www) site on the Internet.