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Click Here Issue Date: 10-04-2009

Cool Spots imageNerds 2.0.1, www.pbs.org/opb/nerds
2.0.1
, invites geeks to unite and celebrate the powerful effects of the Internet. Networking the Nerds shows how heads were put together to come up with important elements of today's global network. If you have ever wondered how connections across the world were made, check in with Wiring the World, where you will learn all about the rise of the personal computer and how it changed the way we communicate. Whether you love Macs or PCs, this site will give you a new appreciation for the wonder of the Web.

Visit: www.pbs.org/opb/nerds2.0.1
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Give Me Some Space! Issue Date: 07-26-2009

Cool Spots imageNASA @ Home and City, www.nasa.gov/
externalflash/nasacity/index2.htm
, will show you that space is all around you, everywhere you look. Each room in the house offers up a ton of info on commonly used products and what they have to do with space exploration. If you click on the house, this interactive site will help you navigate your way around, upstairs and down, to places like the bathroom and the kitchen. Finally, take a drive into the city and examine how space technologies have affected everything from air travel to the news.

Visit: www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasacity/index2.htm
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Technology Grows Up Issue Date: 06-28-2009

Cool Spots imageThe National Science Foundation wants you to experience the Birth of the Internet, www.nsf.gov/news/special
_reports/nsf-net
. Travel back to the 1960s to see how computers began to influence our world and then discover the intricacies of burgeoning computer networks. The '80s saw the computer get "personal," and during the '90s the World Wide Web grew rapidly, encouraging new business enterprises. Before you click away, browse through the 2000s to learn what the future holds for computer users just like you and your friends!

Visit: www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsf-net
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Looking Ahead Issue Date: 06-14-2009

Cool Spots imageTravel back to The Future at http://pbskids.org/wayback/future and discover predictions made years ago and get a look at amazing inventions yet to come. Plastic, a big hit in the 1950s has certainly changed life as we know it. From your toys to your parents' food storage containers, we rely on this durable material every day. If you think you know super stuff that the future will bring, visit Crystal Ball and share your predictions. Then see what other kids think is around the corner. No doubt, there are great things to come.

Visit: http://pbskids.org/wayback/future
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The Western World's Workshop of Wonder Issue Date: 04-05-2009

Cool Spots imageDiscover the importance of England's West Midlands and their contributions to society at Workshop of the World, www.workshopoftheworld.co.uk. Many different inventions, extremely important in their own right, will pop up in bubbles. Click on one, like the sewing machine, that you want to learn more about. You will be presented with cool factual tidbits about the history and development of your choice. You can also see how these ideas and innovations influenced future inventions. From cheese grinders to cars, this site can teach us all a thing or two!

Visit: www.workshopoftheworld.co.uk
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