About 200 books are published by the National Academies Press every year. The books are on a wide range of topics in science and technology. National Academies Press has recently announced that you can now download PD F of National Academies Press published books.
Wikipedia gives a good insight into all sorts of topics with the most upto date information. But there are times when you don’t need to dig deep into the details and just want to skim read. If you want quick and short overview of a topic, you can use Wikipedia’s Simple English version for the original page where to have brief information on the topic.
Popular email client Mozilla Thunderbird’s latest version, Thunderbird V5.0b has been released. Thunderbird Beta FAQ says that the release of Thunderbird 4 was skipped because the program’s version is very closely dependent on the underlying Gecko Engine.
Many cool apps and online tools hit the internet everyday and HTML5 surely has revolutionized the use of beautiful interactive components on websites. Disney and Vectorform have built the Disney Tron:Legacy Digital graphic book. Tron:Legacy Graphic Novel is built on Internet Explroer 9 Hardware Accelerated HTML5. Tron:Legacy is made using HTML5 canvas and audio tags.
Like colors, people tend to have their favorite numbers too. People believe that some numbers prove luckier for them than the others. You can become a part of an experiment by telling what your favorite number is. Favoritenumber.net is conducting a survey on people’s Favorite numbers.
The software market is already abuzz with speculations about how the software might be and what would be the major improvements from its predecessors. Windows 8 interface is an expansion of the very interactive live tiles in Windows Phone 7’s User Interface. Microsoft believes that this would throw off the conventional concept of icons used on a background.
Google wants to make the Google +1 ubiquitous on the web and thus lets webmasters to embed the button on pages throughout their website. You can easily add the plus one button to any page on your website by simply using the code snippet provided by Google for various sizes. There is also a Wordpress plugin for the same. But what if you want to add Google +1 button to Wordpress homepage? Well, its easy and you just need to modify the standard code a bit.
A Canadian company D-Wave had unveiled what it called a quantum computer that could solve Su-Doku puzzles. But there was lot of skepticism going on because the idea was still in its infant stage. The same company recently announced an imminent sale of its quantum computer to aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, a high profile client.
CSS and JS used on a site considerably increase its size. For sites with very flashy graphics, the CSS and JS files are obviously large sized and therefore may significantly spike up their loading time. Zbugs is an online utility with which you can merge, minify and Gzip compress JS and CSS files.