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View Resource Wonderpolis

Courtesy of the National Center for Families Learning, this site "walks the line between formal and informal education," creating experiences that highlight that "wonder is for everyone." Readers may like to begin by scouting the homepage, where they will find some recent wonders from the wonderopolis community, such as How Do Hearing Aids Work? and Do Snakes Have Ears? Selecting one of these...

View Resource Restic

Restic is a free software designed to provide backups that are easy, fast, verifiable, secure, and efficient. It's important for backups to be easy and fast so that doing them can become part of a user's usual routine. Restic allows users to verify backups, which will help to avoid the horrible situation of backup copies being corrupted. Restic encrypts data with industry-standard AES-256 and...

View Resource Why the world's flight paths are such a mess

Travelers who have been baffled by seemingly illogical flight paths may especially appreciate this highly visual explanation published by the South China Morning Post in October 2018. With the help of illustrative maps, graphics, and an animated interactive globe, "Why the world's flight paths are such a mess" gives readers a concise introduction to the political, legal, and economic structures...

View Resource Producing Gone With the Wind

From the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin comes the digital exhibition Producing Gone with the Wind. This meticulously researched exhibition takes its visitors behind the scenes of the beloved 1939 film to learn how it came to be. Based heavily on archival material from the Ransom Center's David O. Selznick Collection, this exhibition begins by exploring director David O....

View Resource Musical Instrument Museums Online

Music scholars and readers with an affinity for historic musical instruments may be especially interested in Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO): "the world's largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections." This resource began in 2009 as a consortium between a number of European musical instrument museums and is now working on expanding...