Hundreds of Dollars Every Year on Your Home Energy Bill
homeowner doesn't want to save money on energy costs? But how? Easy--go
to the Department of Energy's Home Energy Saver website, type in
your zip code, then answer some questions. What kind of heating
system? What kind of appliances do you use? How many occupants?
The Web-based software will make recommendations and tell you how
much money you can save. This may be a one-stop site, but it isn't
a one-time stop. As you put in energy-efficient windows, beef up
your insulation, and throw out your brother-in-law (just kidding),
the site will keep track of all the money you're saving.
You Buy a Car, Check It Out Online
to buy a new car. Your mom is going to buy a "preowned car." Before
you go to a car dealer or she heads for a used car lot, make one
stop before you leave home. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's website. NHTSA has probably already crashed the
car you have your eye on and can give you a safety score comparing
it to other vehicles. By searching another database, your mom can
even find out if her car was ever recalled.
VA Medical Center Explores Medical Uses of Holographic Camera
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque
is the only hospital in the country with a hologram machine. Dr.
George A. Brown, who is testing it, has used more than 100 of the
images in treating people with broken pelvises. The three -dimensional
hologram can show layers of bone fragments, without one obscuring
another, he said. Knowing exactly where the pieces of bone are can
help doctors be more precise, making smaller surgical openings.
WEEK ONLINE Picks 100 Innovators in Government and Education
15, 1999--This week's installment of PC Week's year-long Fast-Track
project shows that public college and university systems, state
governments, and, yes, even federal agencies are beginning to shed
their IT-laggard image and to successfully use emerging technologies
in creative ways to fundamentally change how they deliver information
and services to taxpayers, employees and students. Ten federal agency
sites are on the list.
1, No. 23, March 29, 1999
1, No. 22, March 22, 1999
1, No. 21, March 15, 1999
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1, No. 19, March 1, 1999