Rise of the Nerds Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://www.computerhistory.org Online home of the Computer History Museum.  Lot’s of  online exhibits and articles full of fun facts, like about how Lord Byron’s kid, Ada Lovelace, was really the world’s first computer geek.

Nerds Searching Other Nerds’ Research Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://www.researchgate.net/ Quote from the site:  ”Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research.” One downside – you have to sign up (it is free) before Read more

Mmmm…Truthy! Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://truth-out.org Quote from the site: “Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur the revolution in consciousness and inspire the direct action that is necessary to Read more

Howard may be dead, but he’s still at it! Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week. https://zinnedproject.org Home of the Zinn Education Project.   Quote from site: “The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme,time period, and reading level.” In memory of him, Read more

HTML5 Flash(is)back Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: https://www.chromeexperiments.com/ “Creative code for the web.” Using HTML 5 to the max.  Awesome visualizations that remind me of Flash back in the day.  Good for you HTML5!

Go pub yourself Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://lulu.com/ Everything you need (including free ISBNs) to publish your work and thumbing your nose at the big pub houses.

Doodly! Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://zenphoton.com A sort of flashback to the days of Flash, but without Flash.  Just good old fashioned ray traced doodle fun times.

Roll up some research papers Website of the Week

URL Labs Website Of The Week: http://futurity.org/ “Futurity features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The nonprofit site, which launched in 2009, is supported solely by its university partners in an effort to share research news directly with the public.”

Fanboy Heaven Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://wikia.com It is also according to itself the world’s largest network of collaboratively published content on the web, with “over 400,000 communities for fans, by fans”.  It is also a free wiki platform for your own fanish ways.

Prog Nerd News Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://opednews.com Site quote: “…a non-partisan, non-profit, bottom-up, progressive / liberal news, opinion, op-ed media site, activism tool and blog community.”