New Sites on the Web from Week of September 17, 2001
- ENERGYguide.com - Offers an easier way to compare competitive oil supplier offers and sign-up instantly with a supplier online, locking in a low rate for the entire winter. This service will complement ENERGYguide.com's existing comparison shopping services for electricity and natural gas as well as an energy analyzer tool and energy-efficient product offerings.
- NewHome Source - The first national home marketplace focused specifically on the new home market. A newly constructed home offers consumers a wide selection of styles, locations, options and features that aren't available in existing homes. NewHome Source provides prospective homebuyers with the most comprehensive information and selection of new homes available on the Web.
- Stardock - Released WebBlinds 1.0 today, a program that is designed to extend Microsoft Internet Explorer into being a fully skinnable web browser. Not only can WebBlinds change the toolbar buttons and their backgrounds, it allows for the complete customization of the title bar and borders including allowing companies and skin authors to provide additional buttons.
- Making Everlasting Memories - An online memorial company that allows citizens across the United States and abroad to share a message with everyone affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks. The public is invited to sign a virtual book to share thoughts and express sympathy for the victims of these tragedies and their families.
- American Flag Screensaver - Rhode Island Soft Systems (RISS), has a created "The American Flag Screensaver: We Will Not Forget," a Windows screensaver which is now available and can be downloaded for free to honor the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States and the heroic individuals who came to the response of those in dire need.
- YourTrueHero.org - A non-commercial web site where visitors from around the world post stories about ordinary heroes doing extraordinary things or read the stories and tributes that others have posted. The site has established a special section of its Wall of Heroes to allow tribute to the heroes - known or unknown - of the events of September 11th.
- EMDRNews.com - A new Web site launched to assist Americans suffering from trauma. Provides information on the therapy commonly referred to as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the public at large. Furnishing insight, information and education, the website will make a free 3-page monthly newsletter available, written in easy-to-understand laymen's terms. EMDR is particularly useful in treating trauma, anxiety, phobias, grief, and personality issues.
- Teaching Tolerance - One of the nation's leading providers of anti-bias resources. The new Web site offers thousands of practical tools for educators to use to respond to hate and promote tolerance. Supports the efforts of K- 12 teachers and educators to promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity.
- Fall in PA - Experience the brilliant explosion of color that is fall in Pennsylvania. Throughout this site, you'll find live web cams to see the vivid change of colors in 9 awe-inspiring locations. You'll also discover 29 driving tours that will take you through Pennsylvania's 17 million acres of forest, and tours that will lead you to some of the most unique spots in Pennsylvania.
- TeenCentral.net - A place where teens can discuss their fears and grief, share stories, get clinical advice and begin to resolve problems with their peers. The site is an innovative, self-guided problem-solving website for teens that offers resources, information, real-life case studies, interviews and stories from other teens, advice from business leaders, sports figures and celebrities, and an interactive section that allows visitors to share their own stories and validate their concerns anonymously.
- Poynter Institute for Media Studies - A new online archive of newspaper front pages makes it possible to compare coverage world-wide of last week's terrorist attacks. The gallery of electronic images comes from a wide variety of papers ranging from the student-published daily Collegian at Kansas State University, to the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times. The gallery also displays front pages from a number of foreign publications including newspapers in Brazil, Portugal, India, Poland and France.
- Workbookstock.com - A stock imagery site gives art directors access to a sophisticated collection of photography and illustration. There's a broad range of imagery to meet every commercial need. People and lifestyle, travel, still life, corporate, sports, medicine, science, archival, and fine art - diversified and high quality imagery. The collection is well-edited, market-targeted, cutting edge and updated daily.
- TheScientificWorld - An electronic aggregation of scientific literature and research information integrated in a manner that allows users to put research findings from disparate sources, including databases, into a relevant and scientifically useful context. These databases span major scientific fields including the life sciences, chemistry, physics, and environmental sciences. Agreement with the British Library adds 4 million citations to papers and abstracts published from 100,000 conferences since 1993.
- LoopNet - A commercial real estate listing, marketing and search service online, attracting the largest community of commercial real estate professionals. LoopNet powers more than 1,300 commercial real estate web sites as an application service provider.
- DepressedTeens.com - As teenagers across America go back to school this fall, more than one million of them may be suffering from clinical depression and not getting the help they need. This new web site hopes to help, particularly in providing educators with teen-friendly educational tools about clinical depression and bipolar illness.
- Volvo Ocean Race - Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, people around the world will be connected with compelling stories of action, drama and triumph in Formula One of yachting. The Volvo Ocean Race will start from Southampton, England on September 23rd 2001. This professionally crewed event will cover 32,700 nm in approximately ten months, circumnavigating the world with the prevailing winds. The nine-leg race will visit 10 ports, racing through four oceans, and finish in Kiel, Germany in June 2002. The site will provide endless hours of viewing where you can log on to the latest 6 hourly reports sent by a network of satellites direct to your desktop.
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