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Watch Out! Issue Date: 05-14-2000

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered what makes your digital watch actually go? You'll find your answer at The Quartz Watch Web site. Tinkered with by inventors for the past 100 years, quartz finally emerged in consumer products during the 1960s, and today, we're lucky enough to enjoy its time-keeping benefits. Explore the wristwatch revolution for yourself at http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/quartz. You'll explore the insides of the digital watch, including time displays, batteries, integrated circuits and the quartz crystal. The site also features a colorful timeline, documenting everything quartz, including the discovery of piezoelectricity, the invention of the LCD and the introduction of the Swatch. There's also a section dedicated to cool watches, including the Seiko TV watch and the Timex Indiglo. Watch and learn.

Visit: http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/quartz
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Let's Talk About It Issue Date: 03-19-2000

Cool Spots imageFrom sign language to the spoken word, communication is crucial in our society. Now you can journey through this fascinating world at Reaching Out: The Evolution of Communication. Get ready to transmit your message at http://library.thinkquest.org/26451. This educational Web project covers everything from cave drawings and hieroglyphics to today's televisions, radios and advanced computer systems. With a great timeline, quizzes and video clips, this site touches on just about every method of communication. Dive into the world of the written word, investigate the alphabet and learn about famous documents such as the Magna Carta. Also, check out some communications inventions, such as Morse Code, the photocopier and even the pen. You'll discover that speech recognition software is coming soon to a computer near you. Whether you're a fast talker, a good listener or a body-language specialist, this site can be enjoyed by all communicators.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/26451
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It's a Secret! Issue Date: 11-14-1999

Cool Spots imageWhether you want to write secret notes to friends or sign your name in mysterious code, you can code with the best of them at www.thunk.com. Here you can create secret codes by typing in your text and clicking the scramble button. Soon, you'll be dazzling your pals with your strange, sometimes funny, codes. You'll also go back in time and learn how the ancient Spartans were the first to use secret messages more than 2,000 years ago. Who's using secret messaging today? Spies, the military and even credit card companies use encoded messages every day. For kids who love goodies, Thunk also has downloadable sounds and graphics. At the site you'll find scrambled punch lines to the corniest of jokes, including the one about the flying skunk. Don't forget to check out links to James Bond, the FBI and more. Thunk.com is no longer a secret to kids.

Visit: www.thunk.com
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Mastering the Subject Issue Date: 11-07-1999

Cool Spots imageLooking for an easy way to make schoolwork more fun? Then swing by the Kids' Clubhouse, the home for games and resources for math, reading, social studies and science. Bring your school supplies and a brown bag lunch to www.eduplace.com/kids and prepare to play while you learn. Check out Web Word Find, where you'll test your detective skills by finding specific words hidden in a puzzle. Or create your own Wacky Web Tale, where you might find yourself scoring a touchdown in the big game, or on the search for the elusive Bigfoot. At Reading Dimension, the site's book club, you will be able to share your thoughts on some cool books with all your online pals. Not to be forgotten is Math Central, the home for number crunchers and multiplication table champs! No matter what your subject, you're going to love the fun that's found at the Kids' Clubhouse.

Visit: www.eduplace.com/kids
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The Computer Age Issue Date: 10-31-1999

Cool Spots imageExplore one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world. The Computer Museum History Center You'll find way-cool real and virtual exhibits, including the evolution of the microprocessor and the ongoing history of the Internet. Log on at www.computerhistory.org for glimpses of the past and future. The artifacts collection has 2,000 old-school objects, including an 1890 Hollerith Census machine, a computer-generated Mona Lisa, supercomputers, and more fun items than you can shake a Commodore 64 at! Even sweeter, there's a timeline going back to 1945, which covers everything from artificial intelligence to the graphics used in the Disney movie "Tron." Plus, you'll get the lowdown on upcoming events at the real-world museum in Mountain View, Calif. Whether you're a technology buff or just love to play video games, this is a digital celebration you're going to love.

Visit: www.computerhistory.org
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