Search for wildflowers by location, color, flower shape, flower size and time of blooming. 3,126 plants indexed.
This web site helps those of us with limited knowledge of botany to identify flowering plants that are found outside of gardens. This help is provided by presenting you with small images of plants. You can use a number of search techniques to get to the images that are most likely the plant you are looking for. When you click on a plant image the program shows you links to plant descriptions and more plant images. The site has about 5 ways of searching for a plant. You can use these searches in any combination. Some searches eliminate some plants from consideration. Most searches give a "score" to each plant depending on how well the plant matches the search criteria. The plants with the highest score are displayed at the top of the results. Click here for Instructions. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Jun 5, 2013 -
is a handy travel search engine site where you put in the place you want to start and where you want to go. It shows you the map, the cost of the ticket (air, rail, coach, ferry and mass transit routes), duration of the journey, etc.
posted by nickyskye
on May 18, 2013 -
I turned around to face an approaching figure. It was Larry Page, naked, save for a pair of eyeglasses. “Welcome to Google Island. I hope my nudity doesn’t bother you. We’re completely committed to openness here. Search history. Health data. Your genetic blueprint. One way to express this is by removing clothes to foster experimentation. It’s something I learned at Burning Man,” he said.
posted by Horace Rumpole
on May 17, 2013 -
is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought it might be somewhat interesting to see what we'd find if we just removed an entire slice of the web." Developer Sanjay Arora, founder of Exponential Labs, explains
the thinking behind his development of Million Short and its inverse, Million Tall
, "which ONLY indexes the top million (or top 100k, etc.) sites." [more inside]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl
on Sep 20, 2012 -
So, would a search engine be more useful if it just didn't include the Most Popular websites? How about the ONE MILLION most popular websites
Fortunately, it lets you adjust the filter to exclude the top 100,000, 10,000, thousand, hundred or ten. MetaFilter reappears under the 'thousand' setting.
Via WaxyLinks and HackerNews
posted by oneswellfoop
on May 1, 2012 -
Two weeks ago, Google disabled the + operator for searches, requiring quotation marks to force inclusion of a word.
Today, Google Plus rolled out a new feature - Pages for companies and brands
, so you can "build relationships with all the things you care about".
Included is Direct Connect - go straight to Pepsi's Google+ page by searching for +Pepsi.
posted by dragoon
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Google set up a sting operation to prove that rival Microsoft search engine Bing is cheating, using Internet Explorer to track users' Google search results and mining that data to improve Bing. Here's the proof.
posted by 2bucksplus
on Feb 1, 2011 -
Google's sheer size and power is staggering - and of course a little disconcerting. But ultimately are they ensuring the internet remains open and user friendly? CBC Radio had a great piece on the Algorithm That Changed World
on how Google has helped keep the internet useful and spammers at bay. As a user, I have not found any other search engine that come close in giving me useful results. Intelligent Life's take on Apple vs Google
, shows how this open system vs closed system philosophical differences plays itself out with product strategy. Of course, Google's user-centric world can suck if you have ever written a book
posted by helmutdog
on Dec 28, 2010 -
As reported on NPR's All Tech Considered ("Tech" and "Religion"?) on 9/13. "In a world where Google has put every bit of information at our fingertips, some people are now demanding less information when they surf the Internet" by using religion-based search engines
. And folks are worried that Goohoo results might be biased? (SNPRL - Single Nat'l Public Radio Link) [more inside]
posted by Man with Lantern
on Sep 14, 2010 -
is a search engine dedicated to items which are in the news. It gathers the results from thousands of sites and many of them contain full content including pictures, videos, and podcasts. [more inside]
posted by gman
on Jun 2, 2010 -
is a discovery engine that works alongside keyword search to expose you to stuff you've been missing using search alone." (via
) [more inside]
posted by gman
on Jun 17, 2009 -
Google has released an experimental search tool, Google Squared
, that presents search results in the form of a table. Each column represents some attribute or dimension of the things returned - for example, searching for US presidents
yields a column for date of birth, and rows for Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, etc. [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen
on Jun 5, 2009 -
Recipe Puppy, a new Recipe Search Engine
[via mefi projects
A recipe search engine that lets you search for recipes by ingredients. Simply put in the ingredients you have and the type of food you want, and the search engine will return the recipes you are closest to being able to make. You can also specify ingredients you don't have, and ingredients that absolutely must be included in the recipe. [more inside]
posted by yuletide
on Apr 21, 2009 -
is a new search engine developed by former Google employees, and claims to index 3x more pages than Google. CNN Money
story has the basics. My attempts were met with timeouts. [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas
on Jul 28, 2008 -
is a search engine that displays results as images of web pages.
posted by xod
on Jun 19, 2008 -
According to ComScore, Google takes 59.8% of search traffic in the US, leaving Yahoo, MSN and smaller players to fight for the scraps. Pretty pie-chart here
. Slightly different numbers are available from Compete
, but Google still rules the roost.
posted by SharQ
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Microsoft offers $44.6 billion for Yahoo!
The grand old man of Redmond has finally come out of the closet to woo the loveliest lady in Sunnyvale, offering a staggering $44.6 billion in cash or shares. Cash or shares? Wow! Bearing in mind the...ah...disappointments both companies have suffered
over the recent past
, is this a marriage made in heaven? Or hell
posted by Duug
on Feb 1, 2008 -
Yahoo! Australia introduces a new search engine
that uses OpenSearch and pretty little AJAX tricks to integrate results from Flickr, Wikpedia, YouTube (and so on). You can customize the layout, and even add your own search sources. It’s called Alpha, it’s currently in Beta, and aims to get through the rest of the Greek alphabet by June. (Via podlob
posted by Milkman Dan
on Apr 10, 2007 -
Wikiasari search engine.
Wikipedia founder plans to offer a new search engine using "the same network of followers" for the process. “Essentially, if you consider one of the basic tasks of a search engine, it is to make a decision: ‘this page is good, this page sucks’,” Mr Wales said. “Computers are notoriously bad at making such judgments, so algorithmic search has to go about it in a roundabout way. But we have a really great method for doing that ourselves,” he added. “We just look at the page. It usually only takes a second to figure out if the page is good, so the key here is building a community of trust that can do that.”
posted by Brian B.
on Dec 24, 2006 -
is officially unveiled today; the latest service to join the Google arsenal
in their race to control the entire www. It has been suggested in the news
that the Google payment service was also a big factor in the recent Yahoo and eBay partnership, since eBay's Paypal service might finally have some real competition. More info on the service here
posted by p3t3
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Google Images Censored in China
A picture says 1000 words, and Google.cn is censoring them all. Check out the side-by-side screens of a search for "tiananmen+square" in Google.com and Google.cn images. Looks like a nice place, with little historical significance. You can try the search yourself
. The text on the bottom left is the censorship disclaimer. Very different than our results
. A far cry from Google's claim
that they do not censor results. Nice to know that they stand up to the government here but not abroad.
A good spoof
of the whole thing.
posted by FeldBum
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Microsoft has unleashed their internet search engine
to the world. It currently isn't working, at least for me. Is it wrong of me to wish it stays that way?
posted by ashbury
on Nov 11, 2004 -