Websites Google doesn’t show you…

Google is one of many search engines we all use on a daily basis when researching online. Google is very powerful and can “hide” other search systems or resources from its results. We just don’t know the existence of most of them, and there are many that could be useful giving you a better library of information to choose from.

Meanwhile, there are still a huge number of excellent resources online in the world who specialise in books, science, and interesting information.

Below is a list of websites for you to keep which you may not have come across of in your previous searches: – Academic Resource Search. More than a billion sources: encyclopaedia, monographies, magazines. – Contents of 20 thousand worldwide libraries. Find out where lies the nearest rare book you need to read. – Access to more than 10 million scientific documents: books, articles, and research protocols. – A library of scientific bioscience journals published in developing countries. – Volunteers from 102 countries have collected almost 4 million publications on economics and related science. – An American state search engine on 2200+ scientific sites. More than 200 million articles are indexed. – The largest website for free download of books in PDF format. Claiming over 225 million names. – One of the most powerful researches on academic studies texts. More than 100 million scientific documents, 70% of them are free.

Let us know in the comments if this was useful – some great reading out there waiting to be discovered.

Your phone could save your life – one day…

As if our phones didn’t have enough information about us already, Paul Eremenko of Google’s Project Ara announced at a conference recently that it won’t be too long before your phone will be capable of saving your life.
One of the attachments was a snap-on pulse oximeter which allows the phone to measure oxygen saturation levels in the blood. This is actually pretty big because it basically puts a medical device right in your pocket. It could be used by physicians on the go, EMTs, and so on, especially if they need to get a quick read and don’t have the necessary equipment on them.
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The purpose of the Ara project is to use a touch sensor on the phone to obtain detailed health statistics from the user. Eremenko specifically mentioned blood oxygen content. While a phone equipped with a pulse oximeter is certainly impressive, it appears that it is only the beginning of what Google has planned for the future combining health and technology.
The vision of the Ara project is for users and doctors to be able to communicate up to date medical information that is stored on the patient’s smartphone. The data could range anywhere from vital signs, to a patient’s diet and exercise routine.
With the variety of mobile apps these days, it is about time that all of the data obtained from diet and fitness applications can now be consolidated into a useful form. The particular Google project to accomplish this is still a little ways out though. The company says consumers should be looking for an official announcement regarding the product coming early on in 2015.
For now, we’ll just need to keep going to the doctor the old fashioned way.