Last Updated: Friday, 25 January 2008, 14:02 GMT
Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

Love Earth

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We can sometimes forget the wonders planet Earth has to offer. should help us remember what an incredible planet we inhabit.

Originally designed to coincide with the BBC film Earth, this site has grown into a resource of its own.

As you would expect with a natural history site, there are tons of gorgeous wildlife images and video from across the globe, including shots of animals on land and beneath the waves.

For more insight into how these images were created for the original film there is a really detailed blog from the film makers.

And if you want to find out about any of the wildlife featured there are enough articles and images to keep any budding David Attenboroughs happy for months.

The real gem in this site though is the animal tracking section. This follows the movements of tagged elephants, whales and polar bears. The data is linked to Google Maps so you can see the kind of terrain or where in the world these animals are.

A great site and a must for wildlife enthusiasts everywhere.


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Apple's iPod is perhaps the most successful MP3 on the market, but with the help of some free applications, you can unlock the full potential of Apple's neat little box.

The latest generation of video iPods will allow the user to purchase and watch TV shows and movies from the iTunes store, but what about converting video files from your computer which are saved in formats that iPods do not support.

Take a trip over to Videora. This utility will only work for Windows users. Just download the Videora iPod converter 2.5 and once installed you are confronted with a simple interface.

This allows the user to convert any video file into an iPod friendly format.

Just click on the straightforward wizard and follow the step-by-step instructions for file conversion.

The utility will also auto resize video to the best possible resolution and aspect ratio for use with video iPods. A cool little app, which lets you take all of your video with you on the move.

Clip Art

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So if you need a fun or flashy bit of graphics to liven up an e-mail or document a visit to the Open Clip Art Library might reap rewards.

As the name suggests this site contains 10,000 images, which are copyright free and available free for download.

You will need to sign-in to use the site, but once you have, the libraries are easy to browse by either using the search option or simply browsing the available clip art.

And if you are a graphics maestro there is also the option to add your own "works of clip-art" to the library.

Just head over to the public domain section and submit your masterpiece to the library.

If there is a particular piece of clip art you would like to see and you lack the requisite skill to make it yourself, click on the requests section and appeal to the clip art community to knock up the image you are after.

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