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Website Tracks Government Spending

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet

Investment BubbleWant to track what the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act means to you? Recovery.gov is now available and you can see exactly which states, congressional districts and Federal contractors will be receiving the funds. There will be maps, charts and graphics to make it even simpler, but for now there is only general information as well as daily updates. There is also a link to a full copy of the Act online in case you want to read all about it and a place to leave comments.

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Google Flu Trends Tracks by State

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet, Science

Google Flu Trends

Worried about the flu? Google Flu Trends uses several search terms to figure out where the next outbreak may occur. Launched Tuesday, they collaborated with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get tracking data from a 5 year period. Hit the site, move your mouse over the state, and get the current status of outbreak.

Dr. Joseph Bresee, chief of the epidemiology and prevention branch in the CDC’s influenza division, claims, “In theory at least, this idea can be used for any disease and any health problem.”

 

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