Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Tai Shan is the baby panda born to Mei Xiang on July 9, 2005 at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. The National Zoo has set up a PandaCam on their web site where you can watch Tai Shan and Mei Xiang who were see for the first time today by the national media. The public will be able to see the baby panda starting on December 8th, but until then everyone will have to make do with the PandaCam.

Who makes the most?

The Census Bureau just issued the information on poverty and wealth in the United States for 2003. Check out this map of median household income, the darker the color the higher the income. Be sure to compare it to this map of children in poverty, where it is better to have a lighter color. If you want the figures they are available back to 1989 at: In case you are wondering, for 2003 Colorado ranked 9th, with a median household income of 49,248 a year.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Government and Literature

Everyone knows the government has great resources online on government programs, but did you know they also have some great literature information as well? Want to read a different poem every day of the school year? Check out Poetry 180 put together by former poet laureate Billy Collins. Want to see some of the notes for Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass? Check out some of his digitized notebooks in American Memory. All this and more is available from the Library of Congress.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Turkey Day Stats

The Census Bureau has put together a press release with a variety of statistics for Thanksgiving Day. These include the number of turkeys raised in the U.S. in 2005, the states raising the most turkeys, and the number of turkeys imported from Canada. There are also statistics on the U.S. production of cranberries, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. Also included is a list of places with names like Turkey, Cranberry, and Plymouth. Check it out at

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Archive of Americana Database

The Archive of Americana database containing the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, American State Papers, and Early American Imprints now allows cross-database searching. (This database is only available to users at CU-Boulder.)

Friday, November 04, 2005

2005 Solar Decathlon

Winning Teams and Innovative Technologies from the 2005 Solar Decathlon read CU-graduate student, Jeffery R. Lyng's statement on his teams award-winning Solar Decathlon home at this hearing before congress.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

National Flu Pandemic

National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza this is report, produced by the Homeland Security Council in the White House, provides the United State's strategy for dealing with a pandemic outbreak of Influenza. Check out some of the influenza publications produced by the government in the display in Government Publications.