Sunday, May 31, 2009

Temperature converter

Temperature is measured with thermometers that may be calibrated to a variety of temperature scales. In most of the world (except for Belize, Myanmar, Liberia and the United States), the Celsius scale is used for most temperature measuring purposes. The entire scientific world (these countries included) measures temperature using the Celsius scale and thermodynamic temperature using the kelvin scale, which is just the Celsius scale shifted downwards so that 0 ºK = −273.15 °C, or absolute zero.


Courtesy of Poodwaddle.com

Saturday, May 30, 2009

BBC World News Radio

BBC World Service
24 Hour News Stream

Friday, May 29, 2009

Paradise Lost for the dogs

A Dog-umentary hosted by Selena Gomez creating awareness for the the stray dog epidemic on the Island of Puerto Rico.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chat with Artificial Intelligence

Alice: Hello , I'm Alice.

I'm a bot developed by the GTI group using the brain developed by the ALICE - Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity AI Foundation.


See my web page: http://www.alicebot.org.

You can chat in several natural languages (English, Spanish, Galician, etc.) with this A.I. entity as you do in Messenger applications using this friendly AJAX chatbox.

Galaia Bot is AIML - Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, based chatterbot developed by the GTI Group (Information Technologies Group), at the University of Vigo, A Coruña, Spain, within the GALAIA Project.

For more information, see http://papa.det.uvigo.es/galaia

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Play Sudoku

Sudoku (数独) is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes contains the digits from 1 to 9 only one time each.

Before play, select dificulty: very easy, easy, med, hard or very hard.

Press ? for help.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The weather in my city

The weather in my city: Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Collins Mobile Dictionaries

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Online English Grammar Checker

WhiteSmoke 2009 is an advanced English writing software solution. Features include: grammar checker, style checker, spell checker, punctuation checker.

How Does it Work?
WhiteSmoke uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to take your writing to a professional level. At the core of WhiteSmoke are the highly advanced grammar and text enrichment engines. WhiteSmoke technology detects and corrects even the most troublesome grammar errors – ones which go undetected by other leading programs – and suggests relevant synonyms, adverbs and adjectives that can enhance your writing.

Simply enter your text, and you are on your way to better writing.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Random Wikipedia Article

Flip through random articles from Wikipedia in English language.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Test - White Flag by Dido

Learn English (ESL/EFL) with free videos test activites from YouTube, Google Video, blip.tv, and other video hosting websites.

Watch the video and answer the Questions below. Read the Transcript and check your listening comprehension. Repeat the difficult words or sentences out loud. Check the Notes for information about culture, grammar, slang, or pronunciation.

Teachers can use the eslvideo.com quiz builder to quickly and easily create fun esl video quizzes and add them to their website or blog.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reverso Online Translator

Welcome to Reverso.net, the free online translation service in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese.

Listen to the source text or the translation (click in the loudspeakers)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Seismic Monitor

Seismic Monitor allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information.

Recent Earthquakes are shown as colored circles, where the size of the circle tells you the magnitude of the quake, using the legend at the top left of the map. Only earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater are displayed.

Seismic Monitor is updated every 20 minutes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spezify - inspired words

Monday, May 18, 2009

Favorite artists radio

Listen all your favorite artists from this single radio. Don't wait just Tune into Finetune.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Digital World Clocks - Internet Day

At top of the World Clocks, press Launch the Meeting Planners, and a new web page will be open with the meeting hours for these cities, in three colours:
Green: Normal meeting hours
Orange: Outside normal meeting hours
Red: Sleeping time

Now you can check the Meeting Planner to know when to call another person without disturb it.

World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of ITU - International Telecommunication Union and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.

The theme of this year’s WTISD is Protecting Children in Cyberspace aims at ensuring that children can safely access the Internet and its valuable resources without fear of falling prey to unscrupulous predators in cyberspace.

According to recent surveys, over 60 per cent of children and teenagers talk in chat rooms on a daily basis. Three in four children online are willing to share personal information about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services. And one in five children will be targeted by a predator or paedophile each year.

Visit here the Internet Day page

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Corporate Black Money

Press camera symbol to open the video in a new page and press CC to turn on English closed captions

"Over the past two years, the U.S. government has collected almost a billion and a half dollars in fines in foreign bribery cases" says Mark Mendelsohn, the Department of Justice prosecutor in charge of more than 100 ongoing cases, one of which culminated in a record seven-year prison term for the former CEO of a subsidiary of the Halliburton Corp., and another which ended in a record $800 million fine against the German giant Siemens. "There's a whole world of conduct that rarely sees the light of day."

In Black Money, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates this shadowy side of international business, shedding light on multinational companies that have routinely made secret payments -- often referred to as "black money" -- to win billions in business.

"The thing about black money is you can claim it's being used for all kinds of things," the British reporter David Leigh tells Bergman. "You get pots of black money that nobody sees, nobody has to account for, ... you can do anything you like with. Mostly what happens with black money is people steal it because they can."

Friday, May 15, 2009

This Day in History



Click into This Day in History to see the full notice.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nice Translator





Do you need help? Press Help

How do I use it?
To start, click 'translate into' and select one or more languages. Next, begin typing in the input field and watch your translated text appear, as you type. Nice Translator will even automatically detect the language of your source-text.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chat with my virtual girlfriend

This virtual girl will talk with you. Yes, Mia actually talks and does answer your questions by voice and not by text messages. She is fully animated when talking with you, plus she can follow the mouse cursor with her eyes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NASA TV - Shuttle Atlantis goes to Hubble Telescope

Shuttle Launch Successful. After months of delays, yesterday seven astronauts blasted off to repair and improve the Hubble Space Telescope aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis.

During the 11-day mission's five spacewalks, astronauts will install two new instruments, repair two inactive ones and perform the component replacements that will keep the telescope functioning into at least 2014.

NASA TV Education Channel. For students and teachers.

Double click to full screen and Escape key to return to this page.


Visit NASA Portal to see spectacular images of space!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A boy and his blog

Visit BEING FIVE ComicsIn the era of all things online, the "funny pages" may not have as many people laughing out loud. Wisely, artists like George Sfarnas are keeping the strip format alive by adapting it for the Web. His family-friendly Being Five comic strip is continuing to capture the attention of new, all-age readers with its publication in blog format. The comic also focuses on a blogger, albeit a unique one - a five year old who uses voice recognition software to get over his typing inabilities. "Georgie" blogs about matters like Spiderman Band-Aids, his mother's age-defying techniques, the family dog Charlie, cooties, Brangelina and even search engine optimization.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Verb Conjugator

Conjugate a verb in French, Spanish, German, English with translation and definition

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Listen all radios of the world

Listen to online radio stations from all over the world!

It is a good way to learn English.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Text to Sing

Another funny TTS - Text To Speech application.

Choose between two SONGS: "Breakfast in America" and "All that she wants".
Select the VOICE between 19 avatars.
And the best, change the words of the song, ENTER LYRICS, click on each word to edit the song.

What is your favorite avatar?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moon Phases

Why do we only see one side of the Moon?

Actually a little bit more than half of the Moon's surface is observable from Earth.

If the Moon rotates, all its sides should be seen on a regular basis, as well as different sides of the Moon should be seen from different parts of the Earth and throughout the different seasons and hours of the day. I'm sure you know the common explanation that the Moon rotates the same speed as it orbits the Earth but such a coincidence is about 1:10.000.000 to happen assuming that there are millions of planets and satellites in our Universe, and they each have their own unique speed. Very, very strange indeed.

The side of the Moon that faces Earth is called the near side, and the opposite side the far side. The far side is often inaccurately called the "dark side", but in fact, it is illuminated exactly as often as the near side: once per lunar day, during the new moon phase we observe on Earth when the near side is dark.

NOTE: This gadget calculates the moon phase based on YOUR computer system date and time zone.

Choose your hemisphere clicking the symbol at right of the clock hour.
Thanks to NASA Brain Bites: So You Always Wanted to Ask NASA... videos.

If you are interested in The Dark Side of the Moon, Leave Me a Comment!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Learn English with entertaining yappr videos

Practice and learn English the fun way with entertaining videos.
Go to my Home Page

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Let's Get Kids Writing


Short-Stories-Help-Children.com  is helping children write short stories.     

Monday, May 4, 2009

Exploring Virtual Worlds for Educators

A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish.

A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Newspaper Web Reader

Read foreign websites without having to use a dictionary! The WordChamp® web reader analyzes any website you specify, and will show pop-up definitions and audio clips for words that you point at.

Using the Web Reader Pop-Up Menu
When you roll your mouse over a word in the Web Reader, you will see a box containing possible translations for the word you are pointing at. There are frequently multiple translations, in which case you will have to choose the one that is most appropriate, given the context. If you click a translation, you will add that translation to a list of words you can practice.

User Translations
In addition to the translations that we provide, you can also choose to view translations that have been entered by other users. These translations are usually correct, and are generally quite useful (especially in languages which are less well-covered by the "official" translations). However, due to the potential for abuse, you also have the option of hiding these translations.

Editing Translations
If the correct translation is not present, or if you think that one of the translations is incorrect, you can edit the entries by clicking the "edit translations" link (you must be logged in to edit a translation).

Practice your pronunciation
You can hear the pronunciation of words by clicking on the speaker or practice your English pronunciation by clicking on the symbol to the right of the speaker.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Virtual Electronic Synthesizer Piano


ButtonBeats.com

Control Piano Keys with Mouse Or Keyboard.

For Help Menu, press ? to know the letters and numbers of the keyboard that correspond with the piano keys.
Play using keyboard keys after Activate Keyboard control.
Press spacebar to stop all sounds from playing.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekly Address - Multilingual Obama

President Obama's weekly address, with multilingual captions or subtitles support for those that speak English as a second language or the hearing impaired.

After start Play button, go to YouTube's Closed Captioned feature (the triangle at the bottom right) and turn on closed captioning to read in more than 40 languages.

At the left of CC or the symbol with two horizontal lines, choose Translate... BETA to select your subtitles language.

ATTENTION: Turning off captions shows English subtitles only one time, the animated, karaoke-style captions to reach the global audience of 2 Billion second language English viewers.

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