Chasing the 60-foot Giant SquidGiant squid attacked Captain Nemo's submarine in Jules Verne's book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But scientists believe that these creatures are not as fearsome as the stories lead us to believe. The truth is we don't know because we have never captured a live giant squid. In fact, only in the last year have scientists figured out where they may be able to find Architeuthis (ark-ee-TOO-this) - that's Greek for Chief Squid. The Smithsonian Institute has put together a truly monstrous World Wide Web site where you can learn everything there is to know about squids of all kinds, the scientists who study squids, and their expedition to New Zealand to try to see one of these enormous sea creatures. You can learn all about the "Expedition into the Depths of the Last Frontier" and the cool technology the scientists may use to actually catch one of these Cephalopods on film. So grab your scuba tank and head over to http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/squid.html where you can find out more about this gigantic and elusive creature.
Just Say Yo Whether you prefer to "loop the loop" or spin a "flying saucer," Jon's Yo-Yo Kingdom is sure to bring out the yo-yo wizard in you and your friends. From basic moves like "rock the baby" to advanced tricks like "the man on the flying trapeze," the Yo-Yo Kingdom will welcome you time and time again to learn more about this fun and fascinating hobby. In addition to many tricks, the page features the largest collection of yo-yo links on the Internet, including SoCool's Yo-yo page and The American YoYo Association. Whether you strive to go "around the world" or to "split the atom," you're bound to find the tips and tricks you're searching for at this Web site. So "walk the dog" out to www.li.net/ ~autorent/ yo-yo.htm. (This site is no longer available.)
Not Just Any PennyHow can a Penny help a blind person? Go to Penny's Place http:// penny.myriad.net to find out about Penny, the golden retriever going to Sam Rayburn Middle School. A dog at school, you say? Yes. Penny is part of the puppy walker program of the Southwest Guide Dog Found-ation and goes to school with one of Rayburn's teachers. On Penny's Web site, she tells about her life, the puppy walker program, the friends she's met and how she will someday be the eyes for a blind or severely visually impaired person. The students at Rayburn saved their pennies to help train a Seeing Eye dog and got a great community service project thrown in for free. What good will you do with your next penny? (This site is no longer available.)
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1. How is a giant squid like a tiny snail?
Dear Kayla: It would be nice to dial up information just like you do on the telephone and ask for someone's e-mail address, but you can't do that yet. However, some people have their e-mail address listed at http:// home.netscape.com/ home/ internet-white-pages.html the Internet Address Finder, sometimes called the White Pages. Check it out; it's fun to see if you can find a friend's e-mail address. You can submit your e-mail address to the White Pages so others can find it when they are looking for you. (This site is no longer available.)
Dear Amy: I have trouble downloading. When I download something cool for my P.C., either it's not there or sometimes it tells me that there is not enough memory. What should I do?--Mio, San Jose, CA
Dear Mio: When you download something, you are asking the server computer to send an electronic file down to your computer. Files can be data files, applications, plug-ins, etc. Be aware of the location on your hard drive you are downloading or saving the file to, so that you can find it later. Before you download an application, read the instructions carefully on how to install it and how much memory it will require.