Web Watch

Carl Mungan, mungan@usna.edu

• The useful EndNote biliographic software now has a web version of its service at https://www.myendnoteweb.com/EndNoteWeb.html.

• A successful Navy proof-of-concept demonstration of high-power lasers over a distance of miles at sea was recently reported at http://www.katu.com/news/national/119781989.html.

• A series of humorous but educational clips of physics concepts from the animated televison show “The Simpsons” are at http://www.lghs.net/ourpages/users/dburns/scienceonsimpsons/clips.html.

• Spectacular footage of optical projections onto the side of a public building in Portugal can be accessed at http://sorisomail.com/email/74120/mais-uma-projecao-3d-sensacional.html.

• A repository of photographs of the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors is online at http://www.houseoffoust.com/fukushima/fukushima.html.

• The Annenberg Foundation has a set of 11 videos on modern physics produced at Harvard entitled “Physics for the 21st Century” that can be viewed at http://www.learner.org/resources/series213.html.

• Leo Takahashi has a useful tutorial on how to use PowerPoint to make physics animations, along with a number of examples, at http://www.personal.psu.edu/lht1/.

• Teaching about the elements? Consider amusing your students with Tom Lehrer singing the famous anthem of the periodic table at http://www.periodicvideos.com/videos/feature_elements_song.htm.

• No I don’t get any commission, but I personally found the following commercial service for transferring videotape to DVD useful: http://www.imemories.com/kodakstore/momsb/.

• The physics department at Berkeley has put up webcasts of their colloquia from the past 5 years at http://www.physics.berkeley.edu/index.php?Itemid=223&id=37&option=com_content&task=view.

• Still using the Eudora email client (as I am)? Check out its open source development in Thunderbird at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE.

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