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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.

NASA TV (www.nasa.gov/ntv)

www.nasa.gov/ntv

This site came back to my attention recently when it broadcast live coverage of the space shuttle Atlantis mission to upgrade the Hubble space telescope.

The event had audio from the voice communication channel between astronauts and mission control, and some commentary explaining what was happening.

Clips and highlights from various NASA missions can be found on their website.

If you are a Twitter fan, you might be interested to learn that astronaut Mike Massimino has made history by sending the first ever "tweets" from space.

IRFANVIEW (www.irfanview.com)

 www.irfanview.com

Irfanview is a super-fast and simple freeware image viewer and editor which supports all major graphic formats.

We looked at the site at the start of 2008, but there have been some good additions to the software since.

As well as the simple and quick editing features, you can download the add-on pack with some free extras as long as it is for non-commercial use.

These include direct FTP, e-mail tagging from the thumbnail viewer, running slide shows and doing batch conversions.

WIX (www.wix.com)

www.wix.com

Wix

Wix.com has some impressive flash templates that could help spruce up your own site.

View the templates before picking one, then change the text and pictures, and have a play around with animations and effects.

Preview the pages to check your creation, and hit publish to get a wix.com URL where people can view your site.

There are premium upgrades for cash if you want to rid yourself of adverts and get more pages and features.

WORLD TAXIMETER (www.worldtaximeter.com)

www.worldtaximeter.com

On this site you can find out what is a fair taxi fare from A to B in many major cities around the world.

There are currently 18 cities listed and there is a form at the bottom of the homepage for you to make your expansion suggestions.

You pick a city using the drop down menu then put your start and end points in the search boxes provided.

After a short wait, the fare estimate and a map of the journey will appear.



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